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P. J. Proby Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD)

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P. J. Proby: Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD)

1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 21 tracks. Total playing time approx. 45 min.

  • Bear Family Records® are delighted to announce this collection of 21 tracks featuring previously unissued demonstration recordings for Elvis pitched to him by songwriters, all sung by P.J. Proby and released by special arrangement with P.J. Proby.
  • The Elvis management insisted that all songs presented to him had to be professionally recorded with band or orchestra accompaniment on acetate and submitted for his consideration via his publishers.
  • The voice of P.J. Proby totally fitted the bill!
  • Still active as a performer today, Texas born Proby sang these demos for Elvis between 1961 and ’63 before permanently residing in the UK where he had several major hits.
  • We have digitally restored and mastered the original sources for this CD release with the utmost care and to our satisfaction.
  • Elvis expert Trevor Simpson has written the liner notes telling the whole story of these demo recordings for Elvis.
  • Rare picture documents and illustrations round out the extensive booklet.
  • For fans of Elvis' music and the friends of P.J. Proby an equally exciting and welcome album!

Bear Family Records® are delighted to announce the release ‘P.J. Proby – Presley Style’. This collection of 21 tracks features demonstration recordings for Elvis pitched to him by songwriters, all sung by P.J. Proby. 

The Elvis management insisted that all songs presented to him, had to be recorded on acetate and submitted for his consideration via his Hill & Range publishers.

Competition amongst the songwriters was intense as they created fully produced recordings hoping to catch the ear of Elvis. Many used vocalists who sounded like Elvis, in the hope of giving them the edge, and the voice of P.J. Proby totally fitted the bill. 

Many of these songs were pitched for specific scenes in Elvis movies and were written accordingly after the songwriters studied the Hollywood script. On this collection, you can hear not only the successful songs chosen by Elvis, but also others which, although highly credible songs, were beaten by the finally recorded version. 

P.J. said, “I had a couple of the demos in my possession and had been looking for more, as I had recorded so many. When they came with all the ones they had found and offered them back to me, I said, ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’. I cherish them as a fond memory of songwriters Ben Weisman and Ruth Batchelor and the days we recorded the demos because we were so close. I want to share them with the world, as they are such an important piece of history”.

The release includes a 36-page booklet featuring rare Elvis and PJ memorabilia and an in-depth look at all the songs and where they fitted into the specific movies. 

These tracks have been ‘lost’ for around 60 years, and this historic and nostalgic release will appeal to fans of both P.J. and Elvis and fills a gap for collectors in the history of the music.

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  • Interpret: P. J. Proby

  • Album titlle: Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode AR
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127176783

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Proby, P.J. - Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD) CD 1
01 Cotton Candy Land P. J. Proby
02 Take Me To The Fair P. J. Proby
03 Fun In Acapulco P. J. Proby
04 Me And Mi Amigo P. J. Proby
05 Margarita P. J. Proby
06 'Til Love Comes To You P. J. Proby
07 Which Way Do I Turn P. J. Proby
08 Slowly But Surely P. J. Proby
09 It's Carnival Time P. J. Proby
10 Happy Go Lucky Me P. J. Proby
11 Carnival Of Dreams P. J. Proby
12 I'll Keep Your Secret P. J. Proby
13 Everything I Need P. J. Proby
14 The Greatest Show P. J. Proby
15 A Fool To Wander P. J. Proby
16 Come And Get It P. J. Proby
17 Where Is Pappy? P. J. Proby
18 Snap To! P. J. Proby
19 Whatta They Know P. J. Proby
20 In My Dreams P. J. Proby
21 Because Of Love P. J. Proby
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Customer evaluation for "Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD)"
26 Nov 2023

Geschichtsstunde extrem!

"Hört man nicht aufmerksam hin, könnte man meinen, es würde sich um Elvis persönlich handeln - Geschichtsstunde extrem! Auch die Klangqualität überzeugt! !
Eclipsed September 2023

15 Sep 2023

An unheard and almost unknown side of Proby's career

A really unique side of the talents of PJ Proby – a singer who's forgotten by most these days, but who had a hell of a vocal range when he was making records back in the 60s! That range really comes through here, in a set of tracks that offer up an unheard and almost unknown side of Proby's career – a set of recordings that were done as demo tracks for Elvis Presley – full recordings of songs that were brought before the king, all with PJ himself handling the vocals, in a mode that's a nice reworking of the style of Elvis! Presley had a wish to hear all songs coming his way in a near-finished form – so these tracks are way more than just rough songwriting demos, with full instrumentation, and performances by Proby that easily rival some of his own records from the time. As always with Bear Family, the package is great – plenty of notes on the uniqueness of the music, along with some cool images too!

10 Jul 2023

Aufnahmen mit professionellen Demos

"Ein spannendes Album für alle Elvis Fans und Freunde von P.J. Proby. "
InMusic Juni/Juli 2023

11 Jun 2023

Ausführliches und informatives Booklet

"Dass Bear Family hiereMPgA wieder einmal ein ausführliches und informatives Booklet mitliefert, versteht sich von selbst!"
Good Times Juni/Juli 2023

24 May 2023

Perfekte Stimme für Elvis

"Die vorliegende Kompilation enthält aus den Jahren 1961 bis 1963 21 bislang unveröffentlichte Demo-Aufnahmen für Elvis, angedacht für Film-Soundtracks und Alben. Alle von P. J. Proby gesungenen Lieder waren mit Band oder Orchester aufgenommen worden und wurden aktuell von den Originalquellen sorgfältig restauriert und gemastert."
aus Saitenkult, JUni 2023

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Tracklist
Proby, P.J. - Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 (CD) CD 1
01 Cotton Candy Land
02 Take Me To The Fair
03 Fun In Acapulco
04 Me And Mi Amigo
05 Margarita
06 'Til Love Comes To You
07 Which Way Do I Turn
08 Slowly But Surely
09 It's Carnival Time
10 Happy Go Lucky Me
11 Carnival Of Dreams
12 I'll Keep Your Secret
13 Everything I Need
14 The Greatest Show
15 A Fool To Wander
16 Come And Get It
17 Where Is Pappy?
18 Snap To!
19 Whatta They Know
20 In My Dreams
21 Because Of Love