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ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL , 1-LP, 180 gram ,Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks,... more

Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL ,

1-LP, 180 gram ,Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks, Total playing time approx. 33:10 minutes.

  • NEW to LP – never released before 12'' vinyl albums!
  • For the first time in more than a generation: two entirely new vinyl Jerry Lee Lewis Sun LPs to celebrate!
  • A total of 28 stunningly different recordings, never been pressed onto vinyl before!
  • Containing different versions of songs such as It’ll be Me, Put Me Down, and Good Golly Miss Molly.
  • Plus ’alternates’ of his million selling rock hits from the ’50s.
  • Plus the top ten Sun International ’country comeback’ releases from the ’60s.
  • Perfectly mastered for vinyl reproduction.
  • Liner notes by Jerry Lee Lewis expert, Andrew McRae.

Sixty years in the making - and worth waiting for!

For the first time in more than a generation there are two entirely new vinyl Jerry Lee Lewis Sun LPs to celebrate!

Whilst many of the song titles may be well known, each album features no fewer than fourteen recordings which, until now, have never been pressed onto vinyl. The LPs include stunningly different versions of songs such as It’ll be Me, Put Me Down, and Good Golly Miss Molly, together with remarkable 'alternates' of Jerry Lee's million selling rock hits from the 1950s and the 'country comeback' top ten Sun International releases from a decade later.

Here is an opportunity to enjoy an authentic 'parallel' listening experience, to complement those precious original LP releases of more than fifty years ago. The twenty-eight tracks on two volumes selected for these new releases are quality recordings previously overlooked in re-issue programmes throughout the ensuing decades. They represent the very best of the newly discovered material featured in ’’Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records: The Collected Works - What the hell else do you need?’’, Bear Family's comprehensive 18CD box set issued in November 2015, and all have now been further re-mastered specifically for vinyl.

The two LPs will also have a reassuringly familiar look to keen collectors of historic vinyl, with sleeve and label designs which echo those of Jerry Lee's classic original LP releases in Germany.

The first of the two albums, "From The Beginning", will be available late June, with "I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye" to follow in September 2017.

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL ,

TITELLISTUNG:

Side 1 ,

1 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On Version 1, Take 3 (Williams/David) ,2:45 ,
2 It'll Be Me Take 3 (Clement) 2:38 ,
3 Little Green Valley Take 3 (Robinson) 1:55 ,
4 Great Balls Of Fire Version 1, Take ,6 (Hammer/Blackwell) 1:52 ,
5 Down The Line Take 8 (Orbison) 2:05 ,
6 Breathless Take 5 (Blackwell) 2:39 ,
7 Put Me Down Take 5 (Janes) 2:02 ,

Side 2 ,

1 High School Confidential Version 1, Take 3 (Hargrave/Lewis) 2:22 ,
2 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) Version 2, Take 1 (Ballard) 2:01 ,
3 Break Up Version 1, Take 7 (Rich) 2:27 ,
4 I'll Make It All Up To You Version 1, Take ,5 (Rich) 2:45 ,
5 I'll Sail My Ship Alone Take 2 (MuIlican/Mann/Glover/Thurston) 2:11 ,
6 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You Version 1, Take 1 (Williams) 2:14 ,
7 Lovin' Up A Storm Take 2 (Khent/Oixon) 1:54 ,

Article properties: Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Album titlle: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode BAF
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 5397102180255

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Lewis, Jerry Lee - In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) LP 1
01 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (alt. version 1, take 3) Jerry Lee Lewis
02 It'll Be Me (alt. take 3) Jerry Lee Lewis
03 Little Green Valley (alt. take 3) Jerry Lee Lewis
04 Great Balls Of Fire (alt. version 1, take 6) Jerry Lee Lewis
05 Down The Line (alt. take 8) Jerry Lee Lewis
06 Breathless (alt. take 5) Jerry Lee Lewis
07 Put Me Down (alt. take 5) Jerry Lee Lewis
08 High School Confidential (alt. version 1, take 3) Jerry Lee Lewis
09 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (alt. version 2, take 1) Jerry Lee Lewis
10 Break Up (alt. version 1, take 7) Jerry Lee Lewis
11 I'll Make It All Up to You (alt. version 1, take 5) Jerry Lee Lewis
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (alt. take 8) Jerry Lee Lewis
13 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (alt. version 1, take 1) Jerry Lee Lewis
14 Lovin' Up A Storm (alt. take 2) Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis - Obituary  The Pumping Piano Man will rock the... more
"Jerry Lee Lewis"

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - Obituary 

The Pumping Piano Man will rock the house no more.

Jerry Lee Lewis, whose youthful wildhair ways defined rock and roll as indelibly as his leering, lascivious vocals and thundering skills on the 88s, died October 28, 2022 at the age of 87. Against all odds, he was one of the last legends standing from the days when Sam Phillips built an astonishing talent roster for his Sun Records. When Lewis appeared on his doorstep in 1956, determined to show the folks in charge precisely what he could do to a defenseless piano, the Memphis label had already bid adieu to Elvis and was riding high thanks to Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and a posse of other raucous rockabillies. 

Still, Jerry Lee would captivate Sam—and the world--like no other, despite suffering monumental damage from a 1958 scandal involving his precocious child bride (who also happened to be his cousin) that would have ended any other performer’s career permanently. Jerry Lee, like Old Man River, just kept on rolling along, regenerating his popularity first with the rock and roll crowd and then veering into the country field with tremendous success. Long after he achieved senior citizen status (who would have ever foreseen that happening to the hard-living Lewis?), the Killer insisted on rocking as hard as his health would allow.

Born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, Lewis grew up with a pair of piano-playing cousins, Mickey Gilley (who followed in Jerry Lee’s rocking footsteps) and future evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Lewis cited country greats Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams as primary influences, along with a little bit of Al Jolson and some of the sweaty blues that he snuck into hear at Haney’s Big House, Ferriday’s top black juke joint. He mostly refused to admit to any pianists as role models, although his 88s-playing cousin Carl McVoy impressed him. So did sightless piano wizard Paul Whitehead when the two played together in Natchez circa 1952. A brief stint at a Texas bible college ended when Jerry Lee transformed My God Is Real into a heathenous boogie, but gospel music always remained close to his heart. 

Lewis honed his act in clubs from Natchez to Nashville prior to the auspicious trip to Memphis that landed Lewis his audition with Sun producer Jack Clement. Jack was impressed, and before long he rolled tape when Jerry Lee launched into his hot-rodded treatment of Ray Price’s recent country hit Crazy Arms. Sun pressed it up, and Lewis was on the musical map. Phillips knew he’d found someone truly special, and let tape roll whenever Jerry Lee found his way to 706 Union Avenue to pump Phillips’ studio piano. One of the many disparate songs Lewis waxed for Sun was the rip-roaring Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On, already waxed elsewhere by fellow piano man Roy Hall and mountainous blues belter Big Maybelle. Jerry Lee tightened up his rafter-rattling version during a long night at the Twin Gables in Blytheville, Arkansas. Then he cut it for Sun with guitarist Roland Janes, drummer J.M. Van Eaton, and Jerry Lee’s cousin, J.W. Brown, on electric bass.  

Issued as his encore single, Whole Lot Of Shakin’ was an across-the-board juggernaut during the summer of 1957. Lewis was suddenly starring on network television, headlining star-studded package shows, and raising hell wherever he went, playing pianos with his feet, kicking their benches, standing atop them and tearing them apart with the sheer ferocity of his performances. Things escalated to a fever pitch with his next Sun single, the flammable Otis Blackwell-penned smash Great Balls Of Fire. Lewis went right back to Blackwell for Breathless, another major hit. High School Confidential, the title song to the movie of the same name (in which Lewis memorably appeared on a flatbed truck under the opening credits), was on its way to similar blockbuster status when news hit of his betrothal to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gail, bassist Brown’s daughter. Jerry Lee was instantly toxic, his career in tatters. 

Slowly but surely, he came back. Sam never gave up on him, continuing to issue a stream of Lewis platters until Jerry exited the fading label in 1963 to sign with Mercury’s Smash subsidiary. At first, Jerry Lee continued relentlessly rocking, but in ’68 he switched to country music and proved every bit as sensational as he was a decade earlier in the rock arena, posting an avalanche of hits and completing his comeback. Lewis would alternate between rock and country in decades to come, ferociously stoking his own outsized legend with seven wives, a 1989 movie based rather loosely on his life, and enough insane antics both offstage and on to fill the pages of several highly entertaining biographies. Bear Family has compiled a series of lavish boxed sets over the years covering much of the Killer’s amazing career.

No pianist ever rocked a boogie-woogie with more single-minded panache than the Killer. He was truly one of a kind.       --Bill Dahl

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15 Oct 2017

Purer Stoff!

Oldiemarkt 9/17 "Ein Fest für alle Liebhaber der Rock 'n' Roll Musik, ganz egal wie alt sie sind. Das ist der pure Stoff, der in den Fünfzigern die Leute vom Hocker riss und eine Revolution auslöste."

20 Aug 2017

Erstaunlich homogen

MINT # 14 "Die Songs wurden neu gemastert und klingen ziemlich hervorragend und erstaunlich homogen. Modern : Der beigelegte Downloadcode!"

24 Jul 2017

Pflichtkauf.

Vinyl, 3-17 "In Anbetracht der alten Aufnahmen ist die Klangqualität bestechend. Offenbar wurde hier gekonnt gemastert. Pflichtkauf für alle Rock 'n' Roll- Begeisterten und für Jerry-Lee-Lewis-Fans sowieso."

22 Jul 2017

New Jerry Lee LP

Great LP with alternative takes. Great sound.
Superb cover in the style of the first 60s German London LP.
Indispensable for any fan of Jerry Lee.

29 Jun 2017

Erstklassige Songs.

InMusic 6-7/17 "Hervorragend klingende "Alternative Versions" von Jerry Lee Lewis, dem Pionier des Rock 'n Roll und Rockabilly. Erstklassige Songs aus dem Zeitraum 1956-63."

19 Jun 2017

neue Jerry Lee LP!

da haben die Killer Freaks ganze Arbeit geleistet
mann hört das wie ein komplett neues Album
sound ist auch super gruss nach Hambergen

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Tracklist
Lewis, Jerry Lee - In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl) LP 1
01 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On (alt. version 1, take 3)
02 It'll Be Me (alt. take 3)
03 Little Green Valley (alt. take 3)
04 Great Balls Of Fire (alt. version 1, take 6)
05 Down The Line (alt. take 8)
06 Breathless (alt. take 5)
07 Put Me Down (alt. take 5)
08 High School Confidential (alt. version 1, take 3)
09 Sexy Ways (Carryin' On) (alt. version 2, take 1)
10 Break Up (alt. version 1, take 7)
11 I'll Make It All Up to You (alt. version 1, take 5)
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone (alt. take 8)
13 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (alt. version 1, take 1)
14 Lovin' Up A Storm (alt. take 2)