Return to “The Promised Land”: Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions Collected In New Box Set

On August 6, 2013, RCA and Legacy Recordings will release a box set fit for a King.  Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition compiles three CDs of master takes and alternates all drawn from Presley’s July and December 1973 sessions at Stax Recording Studios on McLemore Avenue in Memphis.  Elvis was right at home; he could even take Elvis Presley Boulevard to “Soulsville USA” on McLemore.  These final major studio sessions of Presley’s storied career yielded tracks for three albums: Raised On Rock/For Ol’

Where Were You When We Needed You: Latest Volume of “The Complete Motown Singles” Arrives in June

Let's dispense with the "Get Ready" puns: after a four-year wait, Hip-O Select's Complete Motown Singles series inches closer toward the finish line with Volume 12A: 1972. This five-disc set includes every single side released by Motown during the first half of 1972, a time of transition for the company. Berry Gordy had already moved his Detroit-based media empire westward to Los Angeles, leaving some of his flagship groups in a transitional period. The Jackson 5 still had their hits, but not