LP: ELVIS A LEGENDARY PERFORMER, VOLUME 2
Harbor Lights »
Interview with Elvis Jay Thompson, Wichita Falls, Texas, 10 April 1956
I Want You I Need You I Love You (alternative take 14) »
Blue Suede Shoes (live) »
Blue Christmas »
Jailhouse Rock »
Its Now Or Never »
A Cane and a High Starched Collar »
Presentation of Award to Elvis Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, 25 March 1961
Blue Hawaii »
Such a Night »
Baby What You Want Me to Do (NBC-TV Special) »
How Great Thou Art »
If I Can Dream (NBC-TV Special) »
(US) RCA CPL 1 1349
Information: Featured on volume 2 of the Legendary Performer series was an alternate take of I Want You I Need You I Love You in which Elvis reversed the lyrics; unreleased live versions of Blue Suede Shoes and Baby What You Want Me to Do from the Elvis TV special; an unreleased version of Blue Hawaii from the NBC telecast of the special Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii; two songs - Harbor Lights and A Cane and a High Starched Collar - never released commercially by RCA; and six previously released songs, including Such a Night with two false starts. Also included was a radio interview of Elvis by Jay Thompson in Wichita Falls, Texas (April 10, 1956) * and a press conference held on March 25, 1961, for the USS Arizona Memorial benefit concert. Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 was originally released with a 16-page bonus booklet, "The Early Years Continued". A few records were pressed without the false starts on A Cane and A High Starched Collar and Such a Night. The album had a die-cut window allowing the photo of the inner-sleeve to be seen. Later pressings had the standard cover.
Sales for Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 exceeded $1 million and a Gold Record was certified by the RIAA on October 25, 1977. The album had a 17-week stay on Billboard's Top LPs chart, peaking at #46.
* RCA gave the date as April 10, 1956, but it was probably April 13.