Upcoming 5-CD Elvis Presley Box Set Celebrates 1956

A new 5-CD Elvis Presley box set -- Young Man With The Big Beat -- will be released September 27 by RCA/Legacy. The set celebrates 1956, the year that transformed Presley from a promising regional performer to the most popular figure in the world.

Young Man With The Big Beat includes Presley's complete 1956 masters as well as never-before heard interviews, performances and outtakes. It will be released with a deluxe, 12"x12", 80-page book featuring rare photos, memorabilia, plus RCA and Elvis Presley Enterprises documents.

The package also includes a day-by-day 1956 timeline that includes several detailed entries, including:

August 4, 1956: Presley traded in his graffiti-plagued lavender Lincoln for a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II (pictured on the right) during a Florida tour attended by upwards 15,000 people.

Young Man With The Big Beat is available for pre-order at elvis1956.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.