Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Country Music Hall of Fame Requests Everly Brothers Box Set for Permanent Archives

Established in 1961, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honors and preserves lasting contributions to country music. As part of this continuing commitment, the organization has requested two limited edition box sets featuring the music of the Everly Brothers, which will be permanently housed in their archives. These box sets have been produced by 180 Gram Records in partnership with Cadence Records, the Everly Brothers’ original record label in the late 1950s. Each box set, part of a strictly limited run of 5,000 sets available to the public, contains four LPs on 180g vinyl.

The Everly Brothers are comprised of two real-life brothers, Don and Phil. Combining rock and roll rhythms with classic country, they scored a series of hit singles in the late 1950s, and went on to become one of the most successful duos in music history in terms of top singles and album sales. They recorded 35 Billboard Top 100 singles and 26 singles that reached the Billboard Top 40. The Everly Brothers have influenced many subsequent musical artists, including the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Bee Gees. Their influence and enduring appeal were acknowledged with a 1986 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The July 2010 archiving of the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set with the Country Music Hall of Fame represents one further step in safeguarding the legacy of the Everly Brothers for future generations.

The Everly Brothers’ trademark steel-string guitar playing and close vocal harmonies are evident in some of their most well-known hits, including “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” all of which are featured in the box set. These hits and more were produced between 1957 and 1960, a time when the brothers were signed to Cadence Records. Original material from the Cadence Records vault was rediscovered, remastered, and pressed on to 180g virgin vinyl for a 4-LP set. Songs are presented in the original running order on each LP, and the LPs themselves are stored in a custom-designed presentation box. Each limited edition box set comes packaged with reproductions of original album artwork, as well as a 14 x 22 inch recreation of a Cadence Records promotional poster from the era.

Box sets come with certificates of authenticity, and are individually numbered. The collection is registered with the Limited Edition Registry of the United States, as well as the Library of Congress. To learn more about the Everly Brothers 4-LP box set on 180g vinyl, visit the 180 Gram Records website at http://www.180gramrecords.com/

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