"The rise of Elvis Presley from hayseed to King in a single year - 1956 - remains unprecedented in American music history," says Marc Myers in today's Wall Street Journal Fall Preview describing the magnitude of RCA/Legacy's new Elvis Presley 5-CD box set 'Young Man With The Big Beat' (out 9/27).
55 years ago today, Elvis Presley made his debut on the Ed Sullivan show performing "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel,' but Myers notes, "Presley's annus mirabilis wasn't a cakewalk. A disc of outtakes- including 12 "Lawdy, Miss Clawdy" attempts - illustrates the creative struggle. There's even a daily timeline of Presley's grueling year." Read the rest on Wall Street Journal here.
'Young Man With The Big Beat' is the only box set that chronicles Elvis' transformation from a promising regional performer to the to the most popular figure in the world. It comes with the complete 1956 masters as well as never-before heard interviews, performances, outtakes, and a deluxe, 12"x12", 80-page book featuring precious photos, rare memorabilia, priceless RCA and Elvis Presley Enterprises documents.
Watch the 'Young Man With The Big Beat' trailer here.