SONY BMG'S STRATEGIC MARKETING GROUP TO RELEASE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE LEGENDARY "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET" SESSION

FEATURING ELVIS PRESLEY, CARL PERKINS, JERRY LEE LEWIS AND JOHNNY CASH

LEGENDARY SESSION RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER - IN THE ORIGINAL SEQUENCE

CD AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE SEPTEMBER 19th

On September 19, the Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group will release the 50th Anniversary Edition of the famous Million Dollar Quartet session.

For the first time ever, the session will be released in its entirety and in the sequence in which it was originally recorded.

Detailed liner notes recount the history of this legendary recording session. In brief, on the afternoon of December 4, 1956, a coincidental gathering of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis Tennessee, resulted in the world's first superstar jam session and the making of the one and only Million Dollar Quartet.

This historic event, captured by the studio owner Sam Phillips, provides a refreshing 'fly-on-the-wall' glimpse of what music truly inspired some of the world's legendary artists.

Details of the legendary session were documented the next day in the local newspaper but the recorded audio session wasn't released to the public until 1990. Now, for the first time, the entire session, including never before released songs, is available on the new 50th Anniversary Edition of the Million Dollar Quartet.

It is hard to describe this miraculous recording without listening to it for oneself however perhaps Sam Philips described it best in a note that he attached to the newspaper article which he sent to local radio DJs; "We thought you might like to read first-hand about our little shindig - it was a dilly!"

"The Complete Million Dollar Quartet" Track Listing:

1) Instrumental
2) Love Me Tender- Instrumental
3) Jingle Bells- Instrumental
4) White Christmas- Instrumental
5) Reconsider Baby
6) Don't Be Cruel
7) Don't Be Cruel
Cool Paralyzed
9) Don't Be Cruel
10) There's No Place Like Home
11) When The Saints Go Marchin' In
12) Softly And Tenderly
13) When God Dips His Love In My Heart
14) Just A Little Talk With Jesus
15) Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley
16) I Shall Not Be Moved
17) Peace In The Valley
18) Down By The Riverside
19) I'm With A Crowd But So Alone
20) Farther Along
21) Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)
22) On The Jericho Road
23) I Just Can't Make It By Myself
24) Little Cabin Home On The Hill
25) Summertime Is Past And Gone
26) I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
27) Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
28) Keeper Of The Key (Carl Lead)
29) Crazy Arms
30) Don't Forbid Me
31) Too Much Monkey Business
32) Brown Eyed Handsome Man
33) Out of Sight, Out Of Mind
34) Brown Eyed Handsome Man
35) Don't Forbid Me
36) You Belong To My Heart
37) Is It So Strange
38) That's When Your Heartaches Begin
39) Brown Eyed Handsome Man
40) Rip It Up
41) I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
42) Crazy Arms
43) That's My Desire
44) End Of The Road
45) Black Bottom Stomp
46) You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
47) (Elvis Says Goodbye)

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