5-CD Mini-Box (CD-format) with 132-page booklet, 152 tracks. Playing time approx. 360 mns.
152 tracks and 45 separate songs.
Outtakes from all of Carl Perkins' Sun era recordings in one place! Everything from Carl Perkins' earliest hillbilly titles through his final recording for the film 'Jamboree'! Contains previous unissued titles and outtakes of almost all known songs. Lavishly illustrated booklet contains previously unpublished vintage photos. Complete up-to-date discography. Detailed track-by-track music commentary. Previously unpublished interviews with Carl Perkins' son Stan, and drummer WS Holland.
Carl Perkins was the best guitar player who ever set foot in the Sun studio. He was no slouch as a singer and song writer also. Until Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis became megastars, nobody - and that includes Elvis - sold more records at Sun than Carl Perkins.
But Carl Perkins was so much more than Blue Suede Shoes. In addition to eight singles and an album's worth of material, Carl Perkins left behind a treasure trove of recorded material consisting of unissued titles and studio outtakes. Many of these tracks have appeared over the years but, incredibly, there were still vintage recordings awaiting discovery. We present them here for the first time, along with every known Carl Perkins outtake from the Sun era. Finally - it's all here in one place, along with some delicious moments of studio chatter, false starts and song fragments. You've never heard Carl Perkins like this before.
We also offer some memorable home recordings from the Sun era - some of them previously unissued. They show Carl Perkins playing and singing in the privacy of his own living room. The accompanying book written by Sun historians Hank Davis and Scott Parker provides extensive song by song commentary to bring you even closer to the music. The book includes rare photos, and revealing and previously unpublished interviews with Carl Perkins' son Stan and drummer WS Holland.