Elvis new CD Releases in 2011

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- EIN presents ALL the Elvis CD news for 2011-



For more on the major 1956 SONY/Legacy releases to match EPE’s 55th Anniversary Celebrations
- Click HERE to EIN's 'Young Man With The Big Beat' special Release information

SONY/RCA 2011 Future CD Release Details: During Elvis Week this year SONY/RCA/FTD producers Ernst Jørgensen and Roger Semon were both present to discuss and launch the new five-disc 1956 "Young Man With the Big Beat" set - as well as talk about other upcoming releases at 'Conversations on Elvis' - as well as their own presentation. They were willing to answer questions from those present, as well as talk about future plans to individuals who were interested.
Committed Elvis music collector & EIN contributor ElvisSessions was there to take notes.

Go here to this fascinating article where he reveals more of the story about the new "Young Man With the Big Beat", FTD '48 Hours To Memphis', questions Ernst over 'Stage Rehearsal' as well as finding out details of other future releases.

Sunday & Monday 1 & 2nd January 2012 - - HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers
'Before Darkness Falls' new Import CD & Audio Samples: A new CD from the Straight Arrow label - Elvis' 1973 "Summer Festival" was his ninth month-long stand in Las Vegas since July-August 1969. Reviews noted his excess weight and half-hearted performances. But, despite bad press, health issues and a 1967 marriage that would soon end in divorce, Presley slowly warmed to his always-thrilled fans.
The songs here, from his Sunday shows on August 26th, 1973, are a good example of this warmth. At both shows Elvis welcomed the presence of Lisa, his beloved daughter, then just five and-a-half years old. Obviously, she provided additional inspiration for her dad. In fact, there are several rare highlights, including "A Big Hunk O' Love," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Release Me" and "How Great Thou Art." And for fans of legendary bass player Emory Gordy Jr., these would be among the last dates he would ever do with Presley.
Both the Dinner and Midnight sets are taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of the first-generation copy of a privately-audience-recorded 120-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure.
The August 26th, 1973 Dinner show is previously unissued, while the Midnight show was released in substandard mono by Memory Records in 2002 ("Caught In The Act"). Straight Arrow presents both shows in superb, "two-mike live ambience" stereo sound.
Like its predecessors from Straight Arrow Special Products mini series, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information as well as a collection of photos taken during the September 1st, 1973 dinner show.
See below for full tracklistings & to listen to Audio samples of both shows to get an idea about the sound quality (which is very good for audience recorded concerts).
(News, Source;FECC/StraightArrow)
Tracklist & Sound Samples:
CD 1 - August 26, 1973 Dinner Show - CLICK HERE for audio sample
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introduction of Vocalists, Musicians - 14. Introduction of daughter Lisa - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. A Big Hunk O' Love - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 - August 26, 1973 Midnight Show  - CLICK HERE for audio sample
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. What Now My Love - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introduction of Vocalists, Musicians - 14. Release Me - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Introduction of daughter Lisa - 17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

'Promised Land' FTD CD Review: The long-awaited double-CD "Classic Album" version of 1974's 'Promised Land' album. Recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records in Memphis, the original album was released in 1974 and is thought by some to be the best Elvis studio album from the 1970s.
The title track, "Promised Land" was a cover of a 1965 hit by Chuck Berry and was issued as a single and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and landed in the UK top ten.
Unlike the previous STAX classic albums, this time FTD present us with a second disc as "The Making Of" this wonderful album - in a similar style to the FTD ‘Let Yourself Go’ being ‘The Making Of’ the Comeback Special. This means lots of studio interaction and banter as Elvis and the band work-through to the final Masters – and it is a real delight.

Go here as EIN contributor David Tinson checks out this new FTD
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis At The Movies And More!' New Box-set: Continuing the never-ending cheap-o Public Domain UK releases, the 'Music Digital' label compiles 73 Elvis public domain tracks as a 3-CD box set called 'Elvis At The Movies And More!' Everything from Blue Hawaii back to Elvis' start in the fifties.
- Out January 9th.

Buy it CLICK here >>> Elvis Presley: Elvis At The Movies And More!

cheap from Amazon UK, 73 tracks, only £6.36

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 31 December 2011 Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!

'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956’ Review: MRS promised a CD featuring 29 tracks all of which had been re-mastered using the most sophisticated non commercial technology. It includes restored and more complete versions of many of the Louisiana Hayride songs than ever before.
The set also includes a 100-page hard back book with informative text and many rare and new photographs of Elvis at the Hayride. Also the first hayride show from 1954 is in much improved audio than before and the last show from 1956 is now more complete and better than previously released. And all at a great low-price.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley provides an in-depth review of this new MRS release including some great Elvis Hayride photos.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork) 


Elvis Country Legacy Edition – 14 days until its release!: In January 1971, Elvis was well and truly back and on top of his game. During 1970, he chalked up no less than 4 Platinum and 3 Gold album awards and 5 Gold singles. As if this sales achievement wasn't enough, on January 16, he was given the award as one of the "Top Ten Young Men of The Year" by the United States Jaycees. His new album Elvis Country released that same month received critical acclaim.

In an outstanding review for Rolling Stone, biographer Peter Guralnick said: "... Elvis Presley has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago."

Elvis Country is, obviously, a return to roots. But it's the singing, the passion and engagement most of all which mark this album as something truly exceptional. All the familiar virtues are there. The intensity. That peculiar combination of hypertension and soul.

There is even, for those who care to recall, a frenzied recollection of what the rock era once was, as Elvis takes on Jerry Lee Lewis' masterful "Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On" and comes out relatively unscathed. He has never sung better.

Elvis Country received an RIAA Gold certification and spent 21 weeks on the Billboard album chart. The single "I Really Don t Want To Know" c/w "There Goes My Everything" reached #9 and #21 on the Billboard country and pop charts respectively. The June 1971 follow-up studio album Love Letters From Elvis also contains songs recorded during the historic four-day Nashville session that spawned Elvis Country, including "Got My Mojo Working" and "Life" (Billboard #53).

This new 2-CD Legacy Edition features both these classic original albums plus 6 bonus tracks, including the full version of "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago," the studio jam "A Hundred Years From Now" and the single "Where Did They Go, Lord" c/w "Rags To Riches," which reached #33 on the Billboard chart.
(News, Source: Amazon)


'Late Night In LA' new Import CD: The new Verve import label announced the release of the CD 'Late Night In LA' containing 'a much improved version of Elvis' show from May 11, 1974 at the Inglewood Forum. This concert was previously released on the official FTD label.
The Press-release states...
The first release of this concert was released through the collectors label FTD in combination with a book about the concert. Annoyingly the speed ran obviously to slow and the pitch was also wrong. When it was released as a single CD there was hope that FTD worked on the show for the better, but once again nothing was done to correct the faults. So here you can hear the show for the first time at the correct speed and the correct pitch. Also we did everything to improve the overall soundquality and as a result you‘ll get to hear a soundboard that could have sounded this good in the first place.
Go here to EIN's review of the May 11, 1974 show on the FTD 'Live In LA' and we agree it was at the wrong speed.
(News, Source;Verve)

EPE Fan Club Presidents 2011 CD: Always a lovely Elvis collectable, this is the 2011 Christmas CD that EPE sends to all official Elvis fan club presidents.

This year it unusually features three tracks...
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Merry Christmas Baby
- On A Snowy Christmas Night

(News, Source;ElvisExpress/EIN)


'If You Don’t Come Back'  New Import CD:  This disc is the "lost album" of Presley imports.  It has a long history and would likely never have been released if not for the many requests over the years. The version of "Loving Arms" here is worth the price of admission. Never has Elvis been so up-close and personal, as if he's singing in your living room!
The tracks have been carefully selected to retain the "Stax sound." At the time, this Elvis session was an unique blend of country, funk, gospel and rhythm & blues. It was an attempt to reach the mainstream sounds of the day, like Elvis achieved in 1969.
But this time RCA was embracing the famous Stax sound. Enjoy a prime slice of the "Stax sound"!
* Great Sound
* 16 Tracks
* More Up-Close Than You've Ever Heard Him Before!
* Extensive Liner Notes
* All Songs Have Different Mixes!
Only 500 CD's will have the promo poster.

Tracklisting - If You Don’t Come Back - edited 2.30 / Sweet Angeline - edited 3.03 / Are You Sincere? 2.02 / Three Corn Patches 3.09 / I Got A Feeling In My Body - edited 3.35 / Find Out What’s Happening - edited 2.32 / Girl Of Mine 3.40 / Raised On Rock - edited 2.40 / Loving Arms 2.53 / It’s Midnight 3.22 / I Miss You 2.14 / For Ol’ Times Sake 3.38 / Just A Little Bit 2.50 / If You Talk In Your Sleep 2.43 / I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby 2.45 / Bonus Track: I Can Help 4.03
* ALL SONGS HAVE DIFFERENT MIXES! - (News, Source;Raised2rock)

Thursday 8 December 2011
New FTDs Released! The four new releases from the FTD label have arrived at the dealers. Especially for Christmas we get the 7" digipack Classic album release of ‘Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas’ plus the highly anticipated Classic Album release of ‘Promised Land’. FTD also publish the companion book to the ‘Young Man With the Big Beat’, Michael Rose’s ‘A Moment In Time: 4 Days in '56’ featuring a stunning glimpse of Elvis' life in May 1956.
They also release another new Vinyl double-album ‘The Elvis Is Back Sessions’.
For all the details and tracklistings go here to EIN’s 2011 FTD new releases page.
(News, Source;FTD)

FTD deletes 2 titles: News in that the FTD collectors label have now deleted two more titles from their extensive catalogue.
- Fashion For A King (The recent book plus 2 CDs)
- Memphis Sessions (The great selection of outtakes from the Memphis 69 Sessions)
We are told both titles are deleted with immediate effect and there is no more stock available of either release.
EIN notes that the deletion of the popular 'Memphis Sessions' release no doubt means that FTD are working on future expanded Classic Albums of 'From Elvis In Memphis' and Back In Memphis for 2012.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNetwork)

SONY (UK) on the 'Living To Love You' Hoax: Back on November 12th, Newschannel 3 said that it has uncovered a new Elvis recording 'Living To Love You'. According to attorney Violet Hinton that recording had Elvis Presley singing. She said the song came from 1976, the year before Elvis died and was verified by voice expert Ed Primeau! (see EIN's November news for the full story). EIN always stated it was a hoax.
A few days ago our good friends at Elvis Express Radio reported that voice expert, Mr. Ed Primeau contacted Elvis Express Radio and declared that RCA Records (SONY Music) had "confirmed" that the voice on 'Living To Love You' was Elvis Presley!
After hearing from EPE on the matter who were surprised to hear such a claim, our contact at SONY (UK) wrote to reporter, Brian Quinn and he states that he has it on very good authority that the 'Living To Love You' recording is a hoax. Now there's a shock...NOT!
Elvis Express Radio have now invited Mr. Ed Primeau the voice expert on the show to answer a few questions. Now THAT will be an interesting interview!
(News, Source;ElvisExpress)

New iTunes releases: Three new iTunes compilations released last week. All with the general "Public Domain" tracks - but we are sure will sell to some Christmas download fans. Nothing new but some interesting compilation of various songs.
'Gospel and Christmas Songs' a 24-track release by Fine Elegant Records.

'Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley Christmas Melodies' 24 songs from Amra Records. Finally 'Good Times With Elvis' for some reason with a different name 'Elvis Forever' on the sleeve! from the Dayl label.
Go to ITunes of you need to know more!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'48 Hours To Memphis' FTD CD Review: Elvis' Richmond show, March 18 1974 on this FTD features a previously unknown multi-track recording. March 1974 was Elvis' ninth tour of the USA and twenty-five performances in under 3 weeks. Freed from the constraints of the Las Vegas Hilton casino crowd, Elvis was in fine form and putting on great shows getting fabulous on-stage feedback from his enthusiastic audiences from the Southern states. Every concert sold out in a few hours and extra concerts had to be added to meet the demand.
This recording was made 2 days before 'Recorded live on stage in Memphis'. It’s a fabulous discovery with the recording coming from a newly discovered, unmarked tape. The concert also gets a deluxe 7" packaging plus 16-page booklet.
Click here to EIN's in-depth review of this new FTD release..

(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Monday 28 November 2011
‘San Francisco Bay Blues’ New Import CD: As recorded at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, Sunday November 28th, 1976. 14 years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a slightly more complete version of Elvis' November 28th, 1976 show, as taken from the mixing desk. Elvis first played San Francisco on October 26th, 1957, two shows on one day, near the very end of his final fifties tour. He would not return to the legendary "City by the Bay" until almost exactly 13 years later, on November 13th, 1970, at the legendary Cow Palace.
Presley made his final two appearances in the same building on November 28 and 29, 1976. Unlike most tour shows earlier in the year, Elvis was in fine form, and the shows were well received by the San Francisco crowd.
For the San Francisco Bay Blues reissue, Audionics worked directly with a first generation, DAT copy of the original soundboard tape and made some improvements to the audio. It was a painstaking process of repairing and enhancing the original binaural recording, and then the sound was mixed down to genuine stereo.
Originally, the left channel consisted of all vocals and nearly all the instruments, while the right channel featured only piano (Tony Brown) and rhythm guitar (John Wilkinson). To give the listener an idea of how this sounded, four digitally-restored, binaural bonus tracks are included.
Unfortunately, the original tape ends during "Hound Dog" (previously unreleased), missing the show's closing tracks "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Blue Christmas", "That's All Right" and "Can't Help Falling In Love".
San Francisco Bay Blues is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled with photographs taken during the November 28th Cow Palace concert.
Here's your chance to listen to San Francisco Bay Blues - for the first time as complete as originally recorded.
Tracklist: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2. C.C. Rider - 3. I Got A Woman / Amen - 4. Love Me - 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 6. You Gave Me A Mountain - 7. Jailhouse Rock - 8. It's Now Or Never - 9. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America The Beautiful - 14. Polk Salad Annie - 15. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - 16. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 17. What I'd Say? (James Burton) - 18. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 19. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric piano solo (David Briggs) - 23. Love Letters - 24. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 25. Hurt - 26. Hound Dog (incomplete).
Bonus (binaural): 27. America The Beautiful - 28. Polk Salad Annie - 29. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 30. Hurt. - Approx. running time 73 mins
(News, Source;Audionics)

Wednesday 23 November 2011
‘Elvis Country’ Legacy Edition: Sony Legacy have issued a press release publicising the new January 3rd release.
It includes…
The original 12-song Elvis Country (subtitled "I'm 10,000 Years Old"), debuted January 23, 1971 on the Billboard album chart, peaked at #12, spent 21 weeks on the chart, and was certified RIAA Gold.
In the original Rolling Stone review future Presley biographer Peter Guralnick wrote, "Elvis has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago." The idea of inserting excerpts of "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago" in between the album tracks gave the LP a conceptual feel that had never been encountered before. And the songs, from the high-energy rock of "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (which gives Jerry Lee Lewis a run for the money), to the big ballads that were becoming an Elvis trademark (Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away" among them) that were some of Elvis' greatest performances ever.

Elvis Country was a breath of fresh air for most of his millions of fans, and signaled a renaissance of his creative energies.
The new Nashville band had the feel of the Memphis hitmakers of 1969, mainly because their core members were part of the original Muscle Shoals sound which put that town on the map: bassist Norbert Putnam, pianist David Briggs, and drummer Jerry Carrigan. Add in masterful guitarist James Burton - who had become indispensable to Elvis after the two recent Las Vegas residencies - and the scene was set.
There were inevitable contrasts to the tightly structured Memphis sessions, but it ended there. In Nashville, once the song-pluggers put in their suggestions, the rest was up to Elvis, who never ceased to surprise all who were
present He laid down first and second takes with ease, and then turned around and initiated impromptu studio jams that kept the musicians firing on all cylinders.
It all came to a head on the fourth night. After a couple of warm-ups (including Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know"), they thought back to the country tunes they'd already recorded, and the idea of a country album began to take shape. In short order, Elvis laid down Bob Wills' western-swing standard "Faded Love" and Ernest Tubb's "Tomorrow Never Comes." After cutting Hank Cochran's barroom weeper "Make The World Go Away" (via Eddy Arnold), Elvis and crew moved on to Willie's "Funny How Time Slips Away" and then "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water," familiar to rock and roll fans of Johnny Rivers, but originally a big country hit for Stonewall Jackson.
Ernst Jorgensen wrote about the session, "Elvis seemed inspired, singing with a passion and soulfulness that recalled Memphis, the band fell in with equal feeling, their confidence and expressiveness growing along with his. Both singer and band were performing out of genre, improvising their own rhythms and phrasing on the spot, challenging each other." To paraphrase Jorgensen, "they had something to be proud of."

OUT January 3rd 2012 - Go here to the complete LEGACY article.
SEE BELOW for tracklistings and details
(News, Source;Legacy/ElvisInfoNet)

Another 'Original Album Classics' 1960s box: Continuing their theme of cheap box-sets of original Elvis albums, SONY will release another 5-cd selection combining 'Blue Hawaii', 'Pot Luck', 'Girls! Girls! Girls!', 'Fun In Acapulco' and 'Viva Las Vegas'.
Release date 9 Jan 2012.

Priced around US$20 for all five.

 

 

 

(News, Source;Amazon)


'Elvis Country' next Legacy Release Confirmed : As we stated last saturday, it is now confirmed that 'Elvis Country' will be the next double-disc Elvis Legacy release from SONY, with the release date noted as  January 3, 2012.

The coupling is with the rather pedestrian June 1971 'Love Letters' album albeit with some bonus single extras.
TRACKLIST Disc: 1 (Elvis Country)
1. Snowbird (2:17)
2. Tomorrow Never Comes (4:07)
3. Little Cabin On The Hill (1:58)
4. Whole Lot-Ta Shakin' Goin' On (3:10)
5. Funny How Time Slips Away (4:32)
6. I Really Don't Want To Know (2:54)
7. There Goes My Everything (3:10)
8. It's Your Baby, You Rock It (3:04)
9. The Fool (2:34)
10. Faded Love (3:19)

11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (3:57)
12. Make The World Go Away (3:49)
13. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (3:13)
14. A Hundred Years From Now (1:40)
15. Where Did They Go, Lord (2:27)
Disc: 2 (Love Letters From Elvis)
1. Love Letters (2:49)
2. When I'm Over You (2:26)
3. If I Were You (3:01)
4. Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It (4:34)
5. Heart of Rome (2:53)
6. Only Believe (2:47)
7. This Is Our Dance (3:14)
8. Cindy, Cindy (2:31)
9. I'll Never Know (2:24)
10. It Ain't No Big Thing (2:47)
11. Life (3:10)
12. The Sound Of Your Cry (3:17)
13. Sylvia (3:18)
14. Rags To Riches (1:54)

Saturday 19 November 2011
MRS 'The Complete Hayride'- Release Date Nov 28: The upcoming MRS release in association with Joseph A Tunzi ‘THE COMPLETE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE ARCHIVES 1954-1956’ will be now be released 28 November 2011.
All of the 29 tracks therein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated new technology. Fans will be delighted to finally hear a much improved and richer version of tracks such as ‘Hearts of Stone’ & ‘I'm Left You’re Right She’s Gone'. Amazon have placed sound samples of all the tracks from the upcoming MRS release on their website.
MRS would like fans to take note that tracks such as ‘Hearts of Stone’, ‘Money Honey’ and other such likes that were the worst recorded of the Hayride era, went through painstaking restoration. The evidence is now shown that these sound better than ever.
Also the first hayride show from 1954 is much clear than ever and the last show from 1956, is now more complete, correct and sharper than previously released .  
To Preorder for only £11.00 GBP or US$17.50 GO HERE
>>> The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 (CD+100 Page Book)
SEE full tracklist & details & AUDIO SAMPLES below
(News, Source;MRS)
Wednesday 16 November 2011
"The 40 Greatest" new Import CD: The 'ELVIS 40 GREATEST' double-album was UK's 5th best-selling album of 1975 and the 6th best selling LP of the 1970s.
It topped the charts for ten weeks and part of its success was due, undoubtedly, to the fact that it was advertised widely on TV - the first album ever to be promoted in this way.
Equally the change to get so many good tracks on one release, and at such a reasonable price, was something fans and the general public alike did not want to miss. The album was not, however, issued in the USA.
RCA also later released this album in October 1978, when it reached No. 40 in a 14 week chart run.
Despite its legendary status, the original album was never released on silver pressed CD.
Until now......Over 2½ Hours of some of The Greatest Presley Recordings including 18 Rare and hard-to-find tracks!!!

- Stunning (Vinyl Look) Super Deluxe Double Album Glossy Digipack
- From the Latest Masters
- 18 Rare and hard-to-find Bonus Tracks
- Original Album Artwork
- Limited Edition of Only 500 Silver Pressed Copies!!
This is again a very limited, sensational, release so order your copy now!

ORIGINAL ALBUM
Disc One:

1.  My Baby Left Me
2.  Heartbreak Hotel
3.  Blue Suede Shoes
4.  Hound Dog
5.  Love Me Tender
6.  Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do
7.  (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
8.  Party
9.  All Shook Up
10. Old Shep
11. Don't
12. Hard Headed Woman
13. King Creole
14. Jailhouse Rock
15. A Big Hunk O' Love
16. I Got Stung
17. One Night
18. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
19. I Need Your Love Tonight
20. Stuck On You 
21. Fever
22. It's Now Or Never
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
24. Wooden Heart
25. Surrender
26. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
27. Wild In The Country
28. There's Always Me
29. Rock-A-Hula Baby
30. Can't Help Falling In Love With You
31. Good Luck Charm
32. She's Not You

 


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Disc Two:
1.  Return To Sender
2.  (You're The) Devil In Disguise
3.  Crying In The Chapel
4.  Guitar Man
5.  In The Ghetto
6.  Suspicious Minds
7.  There Goes My Everything
8.  Don't Cry Daddy
BONUS TRACKS: Musical Highlights 1954-1976
9.  Burning Love, - take 1, March 31, 1972
    One of the last true rock and roll hits for The King. Here we have a rare version from the 'ELVIS ON TOUR' tapes.
10. Way Down - Spliced take ,  october 29/30, 1976 Recorded in the Jungle Room, in the privacy of Elvis' home. 
11. Moody Blue - Overdubbed (edited) master, february 4/5, 1976
12. How Great Thou Art - June 10, 1975 Great live version, recorded at the Midsouth Colliseum,
13. What Now My Love - January 14, 1973 From Elvis' famous 'Aloha' TV broadcast. A true masterpiece.
14. An American Trilogy, February 14, 1972 M.S.  One of the highlights of an Elvis Presley Performance in the 1970s.
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water - August 12, 1970 M.S.
    Die hard Elvis fans believe this show was the best he ever did, this great version was not chosen for the movie, but could easily have made it to the final print.
16. I Just Can't Help Believing, August 13, 1970 D.S.
alternate version recorded one day later.
17. Polk Salad Annie - February 18, 1970 D.S.
18. Long Black Limousine - spliced take. This song set the standard for what would come.
19. A Little Less Conversation, June 24, 1968 (vocal overdub)
20. Bossa Nova Baby – take 3, January 22, 1963
21. Blue Hawaii - take 3,  March 22, 1961 
22. He Know Just What I Need - take 9, October 30, 1960.
23. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Undubbed Master (with count in), February 1, 1958. A real rock and roll gem
24. I Got A Woman - alternate take ,  January 10, 1956
25. I Love You Because - take 3, july 5, 1954
26. That's All Right - take 3, july 5, 1954.  Here's where it all started for popular music.  Rock and Roll was born, and nothing would ever be the same.

'A Triple Threat!' and 'Alright, Okay You Win' - Out Now: Out now are the two new Straight Arrow CDS.
'Triple Threat'
- As recorded at the Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV - Sunday, May 2, 1976
In the past year 'Straight Arrow' managed to obtain a couple of superb-quality Vegas and Tahoe off-line recordings suitable for special releases and 'Triple Threat' features the super-cool Lake Tahoe concert from May 2, 1976.
Of all of Elvis' 70s concerts, those in Lake Tahoe are the most poorly-documented. In a way it's a real pity, because the beauty of the Nevada surroundings and the intimacy of the Sahara showroom always seemed to bring out the best in him. Although Elvis looked somewhat unhealthy in May 1976, he appeared to be in a very good mood, and his warm interaction with fans made the shows quite memorable. The May 2, 1976 gig featured on this release is one of the longest and most entertaining that he gave.
'Alright, You Win' -
The Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance
- Since the late 70s, there were rumours that the tour opening in College Park was a complete disaster and according to several books, the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance was another of the most controversial Elvis Presley events. In a recent book, "DAY BY DAY", it's said that Elvis was on stage for 30 minutes only, giving his worst concert of the tour.
In August, Straight Arrow obtained a bunch of tapes, among them a 1st generation copy of a previously unknown audience recording of this Detroit concert. The producers decided to release this particular recording because it is an interesting show in good sound quality. Will another myth be shattered? Is the show as bad as its reputation? Judge for yourself.
SEE BELOW for full tracklistings and details
(News, Source;SA)

Sunday 6 November 2011
'Special Delivery Elvis Collector’s Box 1': Announced back in May 2011, 'Special Delivery Elvis Collector’s Box 1' finally has a release date announced of November 14.
A limited numbered edition this should be very collectable. It includes a unique 60-page Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Album and an incredible CD entitles Fame And Fortune which contains a total of 13 previously unreleased studio outtakes, movie versions and a special bonus track (Fame And Fortune (take 1) / He Knows Just What I Need (take 9) / In My Father’s House (take 8 ) / Surrender (take 4) / Soldier Boy (take 5) / Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (master take 4) / Frankfort Special (movie version) and many others).
You’ll also receive a beautiful Special Moments DVD featuring rare footage of the King. If that’s not enough, this set includes 6 deluxe photo postcards plus an Elvis sticker with collector’s cards.
(News, Source:Essential Elvis)

"On Stage - The Ultimate Edition" CD Review: Released by the Backdraft label, this single CD presents the "Best of" the unreleased RCA multitracks featured in the earlier Rebooked deluxe box-set.
Rebooked at the International Hotel for a month long engagement from January 26, 1970 to February 23,1970, RCA was on hand to record his performances for a second live album eventually released as, On Stage – February 1970".
This CD features these multitrack -recordings including the unreleased leftovers made by RCA. These are the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the upcoming second Las Vegas live album. No repairs or overdubs whatsoever. This release brings back the original feeling and atmousphere that Elvis passed on to his audience.

EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new On Stage "best-of" compile
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


Tuesday 25 October 2011

Four new FTD releases for December: FTD has announced four new upcoming releases for early December....
1. 'Promised Land' - The long-awaited double-CD "Classic Album" version of  1974's 'Promised Land' album.
Recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records in Memphis, the original album was released in 1974 and is thought by some to be the best Elvis studio album from the ‘70s.
The title track, "Promised Land" was a cover of a 1965 hit by Chuck Berry and was issued as a single and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and landed in the UK top ten. 
FTD says the Tracklist still in development
DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM

1 Promised Land
2 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
3 Help Me
4 Mr. Songman
5 Love Song Of The Year
6 It’s Midnight
7 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming

8 If You Talk In Your Sleep
9 Thinking About You
10 You Asked Me To

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS – THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11 Promised Land – take 4
12 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – takes 3,2,7
13 Help Me - take 1 (undubbed master)
14 Mr. Songman – take 2
15 Love Song Of The Year – take 1
16 It’s Midnight – take 9
17 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming - take 10
18 If You Talk In Your Sleep - take 5
19 Thinking About You – take 4
20 You Asked Me To – ?
MORE SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
21 Promised Land – take 5
22 Love Song Of The Year – take 7
23 It’s Midnight – take 11
24 Thinking About You – takes 5,6
25 You Asked Me To – ?

DISC 2 - SESSIONS – THE MAKING OF
1 It’s Midnight – takes 1-4, 8,7
2 You Asked Me To – ?
3 Mr. Songman take 1
4 Thinking About You – rehearsal
5 Thinking About You – take 3
6 Promised Land – take 3,2
7 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – takes 2,3
8 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 4
9 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – take 1
10 Love Song Of The Year – rehearsal
11 Love Song Of The Year – take 2
12 It’s Midnight – take 10
13 If You Talk In Your Sleep –takes 6,7, 8
14 Mr. Songman – takes 3,6
15 Love Song Of The Year – takes x,y, 8 (undubbed master)
16 You Asked Me To – take 3B (4 ??)
17 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – takes ?
18 It’s Midnight – takes 15,16
19 Promised Land – take 6 – undubbed master
20 Thinking About You – ?
21 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 8
22 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 9

2.'Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas' - The double-CD "Classic Album" version of  the 1971 album.
Every fan knows Christmas was special to Elvis and decorating Graceland for the holidays was one of his favourite things to do each year. First released as a LP in 1971, "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas" is a true classic. It reached number one on Billboard’s Christmas/Holiday albums chart and sold more than threemillion copies, being certified triple PLATINUM by the RIAA. This 2-CD set includes some of Elvis’ greatest Christmas recordings that were included on the original album as well as many first takes that you have never heard before.

DISC 1 THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1 O Come, All Ye Faithful 2:48
2 The First Noel 2:09
3 On A Snowy Christmas Night 2:49
4 Winter Wonderland 2:17
5 The Wonderful World Of Christmas 1:57
6 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) 2:41

7 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day 3:48
8 If I Get Home On Christmas Day 2:51
9 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees 2:52
10 Merry Christmas Baby 5:44
11 Silver Bells 2:26
BONUS SONG
12) I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day – remake master 3:43
FIRST TAKES
13 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) -takes 1-3 4:36
14 If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 1 3:37
15 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - takes 1-3 7:54
16 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 1,2 3:13
17 Silver Bells - takes 1,2 4:41
18 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day – remake takes 1,2 5:48
DISC 2
1 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day – take 4 4:58
2 If I Get Home On Christmas Day - takes 2,3 3:51
3 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  - take 3 2:27
4 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day  – remake take 3 4:24
5 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas - takes 4,5 3:03
6 O Come, All Ye Faithful  – take 2 4:28
7 If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 5 3:00
8 The Lord’s Prayer 3:01 (Public Domain)
9 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - takes 5,6 4:26
10 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 4 2:36
11 It’ Won’t Seem Like Christmas - take 6 3:14
12 Merry Christmas Baby – take 1 (unedited version) 8:29
13 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day – remake takes 4-9 7:24
14 If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 7 2:57
15 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 5-8 3:39
16 Winter Wonderland – takes 7,8 3:53

3. 'Elvis Is Back' - Special double-VINYL version: The special 2-disc, 180-gram vinyl set is sure to make Elvis fans around the world happy because it’s been the most requested FTD album for vinyl release ever.  This very limited release has been re-mastered from the original analogue tapes and includes lots of great photos from the Graceland archives in Memphis.
"Elvis Is Back!" was released in April 1960 and was Elvis’ tenth album. Recording sessions took place on March 20 and April 3, 1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It was his first album to be released in true stereo and peaked at number two on the Top Pop Albums chart and is included in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."  The album was certified Gold on July 15, 1999, by the RIAA.

"Elvis is Back!’ Sessions"
Side 1
1. Such a Night (take 1) 3:14
2. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(takes 1, 2) 3:39
3. Make Me Know It (take 3) 2:12
4. It’s Now Or Never (take 1) 3:28
5. It Feels So Right (take 1) 2:08
6. Thrill Of Your Love (takes 1,2,1-PB) 4:09
7. Stuck on You (take 1) 2:19
Side 2
1. Reconsider Baby (master) 3.44
2. Soldier Boy (take 1) 3:03
3. A Mess Of Blues (take 1) 2:56
4. The Girl Of My Best Friend
(takes 2, 4, 5, 6) 5:15
5. Fame And Fortune (take 2) 2:33
6. Like A Baby (take 1-FS/BD) 2:13
7. Like A Baby (take 2) 2:42
Side 3
1.Dirty, Dirty Feeling
(takes 2, 3-sp last chord from 4/m) 1:44
2. I Gotta Know (including take 1) 2:57
3. Such A Night (takes 2, 3, 4/5-sp) 3:50
4. Fever (take 1) 3:48
5. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(takes 4-FS, 3, wp 1/2-sp) 2:54
6. Make Me Know It (takes 9, 10, 11) 2:41
7. The Girl Next Door (Went A’Walking)
(Takes 1, 2, 3) 3:43
Side 4
1. It’s Now Or Never (take 2) 3:245
2. It’s Now or Never (takes 3, 4) 3:56
3. It Feels So Right (takes 4, 3) 2:41
4. The Girl Of My Best Friend (take 9) 2:26
5. A Mess Of Blues (takes 2, 3) 2:50
6. Soldier Boy (takes 9, 10) 3:39
7. Make Me Know It (takes 17, 18) 2:46

4. 'Elvis Presley – A Moment in Time, 4 Days in ’56' by "Return To Tupelo" producer Michael Rose chronicles the four days from early 1956 as Elvis barnstorms from Detroit through Columbus, and finally back to Memphis and his new home at Audubon Drive - May 25 to May 28th 1956.
In Memphis for Elvis Week 2012 Ernst Jorgenson said that it was a 192 page photo book being produced as a companion release to the Sony/Legacy 5CD box set, "Young Man With The Big Beat".
Michael Rose has been working with Ernst Jorgenson for the last 12 months hunting down contacts and stories.


Updated 'Young Man with the Big Beat' In-Depth Review: Released to coincide with the 55th anniversary celebration of Elvis' national break-through year, 'Young Man with the Big Beat' is a 5-disc box set in a retro format containing all of the 1956 RCA Masters including the complete albums 'Elvis Presley' (#1254) and the second 'Elvis' (#1382). It also includes a previously-unreleased live show, outtakes and rare interviews with the Elvis along with an 84-page book with a day-by-day chronology plus assorted photos and memorabilia.
Back in March 1956 an RCA promotional poster billed Elvis Presley as a "Young Man with the Big Beat". There is no doubt that the billboard’s designers would have had no idea what an impact that BIG BEAT would have on future generations, shaking the very ground of the until now easy-listening entertainment world.
Can this new box-set really capture everything that Elvis achieved in this great Rock'n'Roll year
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)
Monday 24 October 2011
'A Triple Threat' New Straight Arrow CD: In the past year 'Straight Arrow' managed to obtain a couple of superb-quality Vegas and Tahoe off-line recordings suitable for special releases. The third volume of our "STRAIGHT ARROW SPECIAL PRODUCTS" mini-series is "A TRIPLE THREAT!" (SA/SP 2011-03-02) and features the super-cool Lake Tahoe concert from May 2, 1976.
Of all of Elvis’ 70s concerts, those in Lake Tahoe are the most poorly-documented. In a way it’s a real pity, because the beauty of the Nevada surroundings and the intimacy of the Sahara showroom always seemed to bring out the best in him. Although Elvis looked somewhat unhealthy in May 1976, he appeared to be in a very good mood, and his warm interaction with fans made the shows quite memorable. The May 2, 1976 gig featured on this release is one of the longest and most entertaining that he gave.
Listening to this, one might easily get the impression that Elvis was courting guests in his living room. There’s a nice intimacy to the recording, and his interplay with audience and musicians alike is a true delight.
There are also a number of vocally-impressive performances in evidence, one being Elvis’ latest RCA single, "Hurt," which he reprises twice! It is the only known date where "Hurt" was performed three times due to the terrific audience response! Worth a mention as well are solid performances of "Burning Love", "My Way", "Tryin' To Get To You" and "An American Trilogy".
This previously unreleased show is taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of a first-generation copy of original cassette. Since the recorder was very close to James Burton's stage monitor, the lead guitar is exceptionally well-defined in the sound image.
Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information, plus Lake Tahoe memorabilia and photos taken during actual gig. If you dug "FADED LOVE" and "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" CDs, we'll bet that you will love this one, too.
Tracks:CD1: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with break) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain07. Elvis talks - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Elvis talks - 10. Don't Be Cruel - 11. Tryin' To Get To You - 12. My Way - 13. Burning Love.
CD2: 01. Introduction of singers, musicians - 02. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson, instrumental) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 06. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 08. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 09. Love Letters (with false start) - 10. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 11. Hurt - 12. Hurt (second rendition) - 13. Hurt (reprise of last verse and ending) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Softly As I Leave You - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp.
Approx running time: 85 minutes
(News, Source;SA)

Friday 21 October 2011

'On Stage -The Ultimate Edition' - New Import CD:

Due to high public demand, Backdraft has released this week, ‘On Stage - The Ultimate Edition’. Because of the fast sell-out of ‘Rebooked at the International’ many fans missed out on obtaining the deluxe box-set. 

To help compensate disappointed fans this release has the much sought-after stereo multi track recordings from the ‘Rebooked’ release containing the very best on this factory pressed 80 minute CD. The CD is housed in a professional looking digi-Pack with a 12 page booklet, containing the very best of the photographs plus more from the Jan/Feb 1970 engagement.

 

This release is limited to only 750 units worldwide and is available now from your local Elvis dealer.

ON STAGE - The Album - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix
See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS)
Release Me (Feb. 18; MS)
Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS)
Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS)
Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS)
Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS)
I Can’t Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

International Hotel Las Vegas NV - Feb 18, 1970 DINNER SHOW
Long Tall Sally (incl. false start)
Elvis Talks
The Wonder Of You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Polk Salad Annie

International Hotel Las Vegas NV - February 19, 1970 DINNER SHOW
Elvis Talks
Proud Mary (incl. false start)
Elvis Talks
Don’t Cry Daddy
Elvis Talks
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Elvis Talks
Release Me
See See Rider

Tuesday 11 October 2011

MRS 'The Complete Hayride'- Full Details: Here are the final details, artwork and track-list for the upcoming MRS release in association with ‘Joseph A Tunzi’ (JAT Productions).
‘THE COMPLETE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE ARCHIVES 1954-1956’ will be released 21st November 2011.
All of the 29 tracks therein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated non commercial technology. It includes restored and more complete versions of many of the tracks than ever before. Fans will be delighted to finally hear a much improved and richer version of tracks such as ‘Hearts of Stone’ & ‘I'm Left You’re Right She’s Gone'. The CD will also contain Elvis’ last performance on the Louisiana Hayride in December 1956 which again, is re-mastered, complete and pitch corrected.
The set also includes a 100 page hard back book with informative text and many rare and new photographs. Also the first hayride show from 1954 is much clear than ever and the last show from 1956, is now more complete, correct and sharper than previously released 
Fans wanting to listen and compare with previous releases can click here
The set also includes a 100 page hard back book with informative text and many rare and new photographs.
Tracklist
First Louisiana Hayride Show - 16th October 1954

1. Hayride Begins Jingle
2. Introduction/ That's All Right
3. Blue Moon of Kentucky
January 15th 1955
4. Hearts of Stone
5. That’s All Right
6. Tweedle Dee

January 22nd 1955
7. Money Honey
8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
9. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
10. That’s All Right
April 30th 1955
11. Tweedle Dee
July 16th 1955
12. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone
August 20th 1955
13. Baby Let’s Play House
14. Maybellene
15. That’s All Right
Last Louisiana Hayride Show - 16th December 1956
16. Heartbreak Hotel
17. Long Tall Sally18. I Was the One
19. Love Me Tender
20. Don’t Be Cruel
21. Love Me
22. I Got a Woman
23. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
24. Paralyzed
25. Hound Dog
26. Elvis Has Left the Building
27. Hayride End Jingle
BONUS TRACKS
28. June Carter Talks about Elvis on the Hayride
29. Maybellene (Tunzi Remix)

(News, Source;MRS)

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>>> The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 (CD+100 Page Book)


'Shreveport '75' new Import CD: Touchdown Productions proudly presents their next release, which will be the afternoon show from Shreveport, Louisiana on June 7, 1975. The King delivered a very good show with lots of highlights. The sound is of very good quality for this kind of audience recording.
EIN notes that four tracks from Shreveport 'Funny How Times Slips Away', 'Mystery Train/Tiger Man', 'Little Darlin' & 'Can't Help Falling In Love' were released as part of the "Silver Box-Set" live 1975 performance ex a good quality soundboard.
Tracklisting: See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me Let Me Know - Love Me Tender - Audience Talk - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Band Introductions - Johnny B Goode - Drum Solo - Bass Solo - Piano Solo - School Days - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art - Funny How Time Slips Away - Little Darlin' - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Can't Help Falling in Love.
(News, Source;Touchdown/ElvisInfoNet)


'Welcome To A Wonderful Whirl' new Import CD: The new Uranus label (is that really a good name for a label?! - EIN) just released their first CD containing the previously unreleased Dinner Show from May 11, 1973 in Lake Tahoe. Since Uranus was able to lay their hands on a first generation recording of the show, the sound is exceptionally good for an audience recording. Be surprised how great an Audience Recording can sound! The CD is packed in a paper sleeve like the Japanese paper sleeve collection or the double albums from the past. A 16 page booklet packed with color pictures completes this wonderful debut of a new label. On a mission to boldly go where no man has gone before!

EIN notes that this audience recording has been out on CDR previously.
Tracklist: 1 C.C. Rider 3:24, 2 I Got A Woman /Amen 3:13, 3 Love Me Tender 1:45, 4 Steamroller Blues 2:51, 5 Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:37, 6 You Gave Me A Mountain 3:28, 7 Love Me 1:40, 8 Blue Suede Shoes 1:06,
9 Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / 3:02 Mama Don't Dance / Shake Rattle And Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, 10 I'm Leavin' 3:09, 11 Hound Dog 1:10, 12 Fever 3:08, 13 What Now My Love? 3:01, 14 Suspicious Minds 3:51, 15 Introductions 2:55, 16 I'll Remember You 2:29, 17 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:19, 18 Bridge Over Troubled Water (with false start & reprise ) 6:42, 19 A Big Hunk O' Love 2:07, 20 Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp 1:49. (News, Source;FECC)


Sunday 9 October 2011

"ReBooked At The International'- in-depth Review: The deluxe 4CD set released by the new Backdraft label is supposedly the ultimate January / February 1970 engagement package. While RCA have given us ‘On Stage’ in various forms and FTD also released the December 15th Midnight Show on ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and rehearsals, no one has given us the complete package including 13 unreleased RCA tracks, along with a very stylish 100-page book to go with it.
It includes multi-track recordings by RCA, including unreleased leftovers that did not make the ‘On Stage’ album. Plus the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the up-coming ‘On Stage’ album with No repairs, No overdubs!
This boxset also includes newly sourced soundboard recordings of the Opening and Closing shows of Elvis' stunning early 1970 Las Vegas engagement - and with greatly improved audio quality.

Go here - EIN's Piers Beagley provides an in-depth review of this amazing deluxe box-set.

(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Unedited Masters: Nashville 1970' New Venus CD: The Venus publicity states....,  After the huge success and great reviews of our first release in the "Unedited Masters" series, we are proud to inform you about our, soon to be released, new volume: Unedited Masters: Nashville 1970
Again we are able to present to you more undubbed and unedited masters, this time as recorded in Nashville, Tennessee 1970. As always, we deliver all songs without any fade-ins, fade-outs or cut-outs. Everything is presented the way it was recorded in the studio. The sound quality on this wonderful release is again "from outer space".
Hear Elvis in his prime in a way you never heard him before!
Don't you dare miss this great and limited edition and …… If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
Track listing: 1 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off of It unedited O.V. master 5:37 2 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me unedited O.V. master 2:34 3 Just Pretend unedited O.V. master 4:13 4 Faded Love Brass & Stings O.V. master 4:09 5 The Next Step Is Love unedited O.V. master 3:48 6 Make The World Go Away Take 3 O.V. /work part Tk.1 O.V. 5:01 7 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water unedited overdubbed master 5:24 8 Twenty Days And Twenty Nights unedited O.V. master 3:40
9. I've Lost You unedited O.V. master 4:01 10 I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago unedited master 3:29 11 The Sound Of Your Cry unedited O.V. master 4:36 12 The Fool unedited undubbed master 2:33 13 Cindy, Cindy unedited O.V. master 3:16 14 It's Your Baby, You Rock It unedited alternate master 3:23 15 Stranger In The Crowd unedited O.V. master 4:35 16 Mary In The Morning unedited O.V. master 4:25 17 This is Our Dance backup vocal overdub master 3:14 18 Only Believe O.V. master ( featuring horns ) 2:58 19 Patch It Up unedited alternate master 3:28 20 The Fool Take 1 ( different mix ) 2:24  Total running time 76:57 O,V, = overdubbed
(News, Source;FECC)

Two new Import CDs; Route Records proudly present 2 classic fan favorites finally released on shinny silver factory pressed CDs!
'Elvis Golden Boy' - is the ultimate album from Germany and was released in August 1965 by the major german TV guide HÖRZU and TELDEC, the record company who handled Elvis´ publishing rights in Germany. The album is highly sought after by collectors from all over the world, as it was taken off the market within a week, when The Colonel got aware of it. This produced a real monster collectible.
This album was also available with yellow backround as a swiss book club release back in 1965, which is even much rarer than the original German HÖRZU release and is valued around 1.500 - 2.000$. A limited reprint of the swiss edition was recently available. The original HÖRZU album was official reprinted and available by RCA in 1981.
This classic album with the beautiful cover was never released on CD.
But now, if only for nostalgic reasons, this great album is finally available on factory pressed silver CD. Housed in a stunning glossy 3 panel digipack, this release contains both the very rare original 1965 first pressing  album artwork, and the cover of the limited edition yellow swiss edition.
Besides the original tracklist (all taken from the latest superb Vic Anesini masters) we added some hard to find bonus tracks to make this stunning release complete.

Please notice...this is a limited edition of only 500 copies!
With 16 tracks PLUS 9 hard-to-find Bonus Tracks

 1. She's Not You
2. Return To Sender
3. Joshua Fit The Battle
4. Don't
5. Tutti Fruitti
6. It's Now Or Never
7. Surrender
8. Do The Clam
9. Kiss Me Quick
10. Such A Night
11. Blueberry Hill
12. Don't Be Cruel
13. Heartbreak Hotel

14. Fun In Acapulco
15. Hound Dog
16. Muss I Denn (Wooden Heart)
HARD TO FIND BONUS TRACKS
17. Can't Help Falling in Love – take 24
18. Doncha Think Its Time – take 48
19. Jailhouse Rock – Spliced take  ( unreleased )
20. Wild in the Country – take 13
21. I Believe in the Man in the Sky – take 1
22. So Close Yet So Far – take 3
23. I Beg of You – take 11 (mono)
24. Devil in Disguise – take 3
25. Viva Las Vegas – rehearsal

'It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You'- the vinyl album was released in 1982 in the UK . It  featured some great gems, that are very hard to find these days.
Some highlights are  take 2 of "O Come, All Ye Faithful". Running more than a minute longer than the original version, it has Elvis singing the first verse one more time, to the accompaniment of an organ, lending the song an almost sacred character. And the ending is dynamic, with Elvis raising his voice one octave higher than on the original.
Another highlight is the (then) unreleased master of the remake of "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day."
Also, there's the alternate version of "If Every Day Was Like Christmas," the very hard to find duet versions of ''Winter Wonderland''  with Hanna Pakarinen and ''Blue Christmas'' with Martina McBride (this is the famous '68 comeback show' version, never released on CD before and now available in stunning sound quality). And, of course, there's many, many more.......for the first
time you have a single  disc with all Elvis' Christmas / gospel  highlights. No endless takes, no endless chatter ..... put the disc in your cd player and you will have a marvellous Christmas!
Coming in a superb LONGBOX digipack sleeve, this is the ultimate 2011 Elvis Christmas gift.
  Features 29 Classic, Alternate and hard-to- find tracks,
1.  It Wont Seem Like Christmas Without You
2.  On A Snowy Christmas Night
3.  If Everyday Was Like Christmas - alternate version
4.  Where No One Stands Alone
5.  Ill Be Home On Christmas Day - alternate master
6.  If We Never Meet Again
7.  The Wonderful World Of Christmas
8.  He Touched Me
9.  Merry Christmas Baby - complete studio performance
10. Reach Out To Jesus
11. If I Get Home On Christmas Day
12. His Hand In Mine
13. O Come All Ye Faithfull - take 2
14. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees
15. Silent Night

16. We Call On Him - take 3
17. White Christmas (with count in)
18. Somebody Bigger Then You and I - take 12
19. Here Comes Santa Claus
20. Silver Bells - take 1
21. Santa Bring My Baby Back (Remix version)
22. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Duet with Karen Fairchild/Kimberly Schlapman
23. Winter Wonderland - Duet with Hanna Pakarinen
24. The Christmas Song/Oh Holy Night (one liners)
25. The First Noel - (2008 Remix)
26. Santa Claus is Back in Town (June 27, 1968 - 8 p.m.)
27. Blue Christmas - Unreleased -comeback version- Duet with Martina McBride
28. Christmas Message From Elvis/Ill Be Home for Christmas Duet with Carrie Underwood
29. Jingle Bells (instrumental) - informal recording, dec 4, 1956
(News, Source;RouteRecords)

'Alright, Okay, You Win' New Import CD: A Straight Arrow release audience Recording, from Detroit MI. Sept.29, 1974 afternoon show.
The publicity states... Since the late 70s, there were rumours that the tour opening in College Park was a complete disaster - one of the worst Elvis concerts ever. This rumour was first published in Jerry Hopkins' book, and it was repeated in various publications so many times that almost nobody had any doubt. In 2006, Straight Arrow released a CD called "CHAOS IN COLLEGE PARK" which was an eye-opener, and proof that it was rather decent concert with some fine performances, too.
According to several books, the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance was another of the most controversial Elvis Presley events. In a recent book, "DAY BY DAY", it's said that Elvis was on stage for 30 minutes only, giving his worst concert of the tour.
In August, Straight Arrow obtained a bunch of tapes, among them a 1st generation copy of a previously unknown audience recording of this Detroit concert. The producers decided to release this particular recording because it is an interesting show in good sound quality. Will another myth be
shattered? Is the show as bad as its reputation? Judge for yourself. It's worth pointing out that the running time is about an hour, and not 30 minutes.
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the tape was completely restored for your enjoyable listening. The disc is accompanied with a deluxe 16-page booklet, including critical liner notes and a collection of photos taken in Detroit on Sept. 29th, October 4th and in South Bend on September 30th, 1974.
'Alright, Okay, You Win' will be released in early October.
Go here for EIN's review of  FTD's Dragonheart October 1974 soundboard.
And here for the fascinating review of Elvis' "worst concert?" 'Chaos In College Park'
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist: 1. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Hound Dog - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - 12. Don't Be Cruel (reprise) - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. When It's My Time (by Voice) - 14. Why Me Lord - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians continues - 16. Lead Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 19. Alright, Okay, You Win (Glen D. Hardin, sung by Elvis) - 20. Killing Me Softly (by Voice, incomplete) - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp.
Bonus: Alright, Okay, You Win (taken from soundboard)

Tuesday 20 September 2011
'Atlanta Bound' & 'Down At The End Out Of Paradise Rd' Out Now: The two new Straight Arrow import releases "Atlanta Bound" & "Down At The End Out Of Paradise Rd" are OUT NOW. Both CDs come with a 16-page booklet & notes.
Atlanta Bound is an audience recording of June 4, 1976 show in Atlanta, GA
'Down At The End Of Paradise Rd' is an audience recording of Elvis' August 30, 1973 Midnight Show in Las Vegas

SEE FULL DETAILS & tracklists BELOW.

(News, Source;SA)


Wednesday 14 September 2011
‘Rebooked At The International’ new 1970 Box-set: New import label Backdraft have announced a 4-CD deluxe box-set of Elvis in Las Vegas Jan/Feb 1970.
From the press release…
This deluxe 4 CD set released by Backdraft is the ultimate January/February 1970 engagement package. ‘Rebooked at the International’ features multi-track recordings by RCA, including unreleased leftovers that did not make the ‘On Stage’ album. These are the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the up-coming ‘On Stage’ album. No repairs, No overdubs!
CD2 features the recordings that finally made the ‘On Stage’ album however, for the first time, is released in its original form before studio overdubs were added. The tracks are unedited, with extra long unedited dialogue in between songs that also were never included on the album. This is the ‘On Stage’ album that was meant to be, no overdubs, unedited and raw on stage directly from multi-track tapes.
CD3 features the left over tracks that never made it to the album. For the first time, it contains many unreleased songs in multi-track form along with some previous material that were recorded from the same shows. This, with all the added unreleased dialogue in between the songs is accompanied with rehearsal tracks from the engagement, making this collection the most complete and compelling ever assembled on this, Elvis’ second coming to the International Hotel.
This box set also includes newly sourced soundboard recordings of the opening and closing shows of the engagement. Though both have been unofficially released several times before, none of those previous releases achieved the sonic quality presented here. The Opening show on CD1 is presented for the first time without any of the heavy filters that were present on previous releases as well as the Closing show on CD4, a much better recording, is
slightly longer at the end than before.
This is the first time that every single audio signal of the original recording has been used for the audio restoration. Backdraft has achieved a much clearer natural sound and a tremendous sonic separation of the instruments and voices. This is not a slight improvement like on other re-releases; this is a new sonic experience!
Many Elvis fans would appreciate the difficulty in obtaining photographs from the January/February 1970 engagement. In fact, fans would agree the enormous rarity of such since only a handful of these have been seen or available. For the first time included in the accompanying 100 page hardback book, are such photographs never before seen in beautiful quality accompanied with extensive liner notes and hard facts.
This highly collectable box set is available now and is only limited to just 1000 copies and is expected to be sold out within days. Expected retail for this collection is around 95 euros or 85 pounds.
Track it down before it sells out - EIN suggests looking at EBay Try here.
(News, Source;FECC)
 
Tracklist - International Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada
CD 1 OPENING SHOW - January 26, 1970

Sammy Shore (Comedy Act)* Unreleased
Opening Vamp
All Shook Up
That´s All Right
Elvis talks
Proud Mary
Don´t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
Long Tall Sally
Let It Be Me
I Can´t Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions
Kentucky Rain
Suspicious Minds
Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 2 (Unreleased in its original form)
ON STAGE - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix

See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS)
Release Me (Feb. 18; MS)
Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS)
Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS)
Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS)
Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS)
I Can´t Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

CD 3
*Denotes as unreleased

February 18, 1970 - DINNER SHOW
Long Tall Sally* (incl. false start
Elvis talks*

Don´t Cry Daddy
The Wonder Of You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes*
Release Me*
Polk Salad Annie*

February 19, 1970 - DINNER SHOW
Elvis talks
Proud Mary (incl. false start)
Elvis talks
Don´t Cry Daddy*
Elvis talks*
Kentucky Rain*
Let It Be Me*
I Can´t Stop Loving You*
Walk A Mile In My Shoes*

Elvis talks (0:43)
Release Me
See See Rider
BONUS TRACKS
Hound Dog (Feb. 15, MS)
Love Me Tender (Feb. 15, MS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto (Feb. 15, MS)
Kentucky Rain (Feb. 16, DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 1)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 2)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 3)
Release Me (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL)
See See Rider (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Acetate - Feb. 18, REHEARSAL)

CD 4 - CLOSING SHOW - February 23, 1970
Opening Vamp
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Long Tall Sally
Elvis talks
Don´t Cry Daddy
Elvis talks
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Can´t Stop Loving You
See See Rider
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Elvis taking a break
Introductions
Blueberry Hill (Elvis at the piano)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis talks
One Night
It´s Now Or Never
Suspicious Minds
Elvis talks
Can´t Help Falling In Love
Announcement

Get searching for 'Elvis Presley Rebooked At The International’ before it sells out!

(News, Source;FECC)


Monday 12 September 2011
'Fashion For A King' FTD in-depth Review: 'Fashion For A King' is an FTD co-produced Book/CD package, featuring a 512-page book written by Norwegians Tommy Edvardsen and Atle Larsen - it also includes 2 new live soundboards.
This is an almighty project, a coffee-table book including details and photos of all of Elvis’ stage outfits.
There is no doubt that Elvis collectors found the pre-publicity mouth-watering since it promised "a full documentary of all Elvis’ suits" and nothing of this magnitude has been done before - and certainly not with FTD as the official co-publisher. 
The book assembles an astounding selection of images of Elvis from 1968 to 1977 from many notable photographic contributors including Ed Bonja, Keith Alveston, George O’Hill, Bob Heis and Sherrif Hannah.
With varying reviews already published, from glowing "one of the best", to terrible "if this was a car it would be recalled", EIN contributor Geoffrey McDonnell and Piers Beagley have worked together to give you this honest, informed and in-depth review. Go here for review and images.

(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

'Wild Tiger at The Hilton Vol. 3' new Import CD: The MxF label will release soon the third volume of "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 06, 1974 Dinner Show.
From the publicity... After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the "new" songs "Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John" and the classic "Trying to Get To You" sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie "My Baby Left me" without forget two classic early 70' songs like Release Me and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement, Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.
The sound is very good for an audience recording. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music.
From the third time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the Season. We add four tracks from the January 28, MS show as Bonus. In the way to give you a more complete view of the songs performed in the season, in spite a less audio quality of the tape.
Go here for more details & tracklist
(News, Source;FECC)

FTD Reprints and that 'Frankie & Johnny' Rumour: EIN cannot understand why the recent rumour about the FTD 'Frankie & Johnny' soundtrack reprint has caused so much interest with Elvis collectors (see news story below). Surely this is of minor importance compared to the up&coming '48 Hours To Memphis'? And if FTD need to reprint an old release, then surely they would use the Vic Anesini new Remasters?
Ernst Jørgensen kindly clarified the situation for us today and the question of future FTD reprints...
"Everytime we sell out of a product and have to reprint the title, we have a discussion on whether to improve the package or not. Currently we are (thinking of) reprinting about 11 titles, so we have 11 discussions. We will inform people through the proper channels when we are ready with these new releases and possible expanded/changed versions of titles.
- We also change our minds sometimes!!!
However it's been interesting to read the sites since Elvis Australia (Troedson) started the rumour. The way I read them is that many fans think we are "greedy bastards" if we make some of the older releases into new 2 CD packages, and they will have to buy them again. I certainly understand the viewpoint, but I'm also sure there are people of other opinions.
The label is aimed at giving fans what they want - FTD's problem is to understand what the majority of the collectors want".
- Ernst Jørgensen

(News, Source;ErnstJ/ElvisInfoNetwork)

'He Touched Me' FTD tracklist details: The 2-CD Classic Album version containing both Masters and Outtakes from these May 1971 sessions. 
2xCD set packaged in deluxe, fold-out format sleeve (7" EP size) with booklet featuring photos and memorabilia. This will be an interesting FTD for the many previously unreleased outtakes.
Tracklist: He Touched Me / I've Got Confidence / Amazing Grace / Seeing Is Believing / He Is My Everything / Bosom Of Abraham / An Evening Prayer / Lead Me, Guide Me / There Is No God But God / A Thing Called Love / I, John / Reach Out To Jesus plus outtakes: Amazing Grace (Takes 1, 2 & 5) / The Lord's Prayer / Lead Me, Guide Me / He Touched Me (Takes 2, 3 & 4) / Johnny B. Goode / I've Got Confidence (Takes I & 2) / An Evening Prayer (Takes 3, 5, 7, 8 & 10) / Seeing Is Believing (Takes 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 14) / A Thing Called Love (Takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9) / Reach Out To Jesus (Takes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10) / He Is My Everything (Takes 2 & 4) / There Is No God But God (Takes 2, 3, 4 & 5) / I, John (Take 2) / Bosom Of Abraham (Takes 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7)
(News, Source;FTD/ETM&HM/EIN)

'Elvis Sings Guitar Man' FTD Vinyl Album tracklist: Here is the long-awaited tracklisting for the new FTD double-vinyl album of 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man'. As always this will be Re-mastered from original tapes, Vinyl cutting by Abbey Road Studios, 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl and Strictly limited pressing.  
Side One: Guitar Man (takes 11, 12) / Big Boss Man (takes 7,9) / Love Letters (take 8) / Just Call Me Lonesome (takes 5,6) / Come What May (take 6) / Mine (original master) / Fools Fall In Love (original master)
Side Two: I'll Remember You (vocal overdub, unedited master) / High Heel Sneakers (take 7, unedited master) / Down In The Alley (take 6) / Indescribably Blue (vocal overdub, take 1) / Tomorrow Is A Long Time (takes 1,2)
Side Three: Big Boss Man (take 2) / Just Call Me Lonesome (takes 3,4) / Down In The Alley (takes 2,3,4) / Come What May (takes 3,4) / We Call On Him (take 8) / Singing Tree (remake, takes 1,2,3) / Guitar Man (take 10)
Side Four: Love Letters (take 2) / Fools Fall In Love (takes 1,4) / Singing Tree (takes 10,13) / You Don't Know Me (take 2) / Come What May (take 7) / High Heel Sneakers (take 5)
(News, Source;FTD/ETM&HM)

High Quality YouTube Trailer for "Young Man With The Big Beat" Set: “Young Man With The Big Beat” is a 5-CD super deluxe set celebrating Elvis Presley's explosive 1956 RCA debut that changed the world of music forever. The set features 5 CDs with complete RCA master recordings, live performances, outtakes and rare interviews.
Via SONY you can pay extra but get a lovely exclusive replica 7” vinyl of Elvis’ very first RCA EP.
Via Amazon UK you get the best price deal - See EIN special deals here.
The deluxe set will be available everywhere on September 27.

Click Here to watch a nice quality YOUTUBE video preview. The pictures look greet!

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 2 September 2011

'Young Man With The Big Beat' Radio Show: Joyride Media has this interesting 1 hour on-line show as a taster for the new 1956 box-set. There is a 59 minute or 54 minute radio broadcast that highlights "The Young Man With The Big Beat" and is also available to radio stations for broadcast in August and September.
"1956 was the year Elvis Presley became a household name. The national spotlight turned on the 21 year old singer, and his life changed forever. Elvis had a new record deal, his first movie deal and a brand new manager named Colonel Tom Parker.
In this one-hour radio special you'll hear about what happened that year from Elvis and the Colonel, plus band members, friends and historians."

Click here to listen. Hosted by Eric Chase & includes some great interviews - (Nice words from Scotty Moore!) - it is EIN recommended!

(News, Source;JoyrideMedia/FECC/EIN)


"Sittin' On Top of the World" new GRM CD: This awesome new two-CD set, "Sittin' On Top of the World," is the sequel to GravelRoad Music's "Plugged In and Geared Up" collection of Elvis' July 29, 1970 rehearsal for this engagement. It may be considered a "Volume 2" of sorts, but now on stage.
"... the midnight show at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 12, 1970. Probably the best live concert ever recorded by Elvis Presley."
This release offers, for the first time ever, the complete one and a half hour reel of the August 12, 1970 Midnight Show in Las Vegas, in the original, beautiful stereo mix recorded back in 1970.
This show is directly transferred from the complete one and half hour stereo reels. All tracks are 24bit restored and remastered for high-fidelity.

Also included is a gorgeous 24-page booklet in full colour with in-depth liner notes and rare photos. And there is also an amazing bonus gift: an exact copy of Elvis’ personal tortoise shell guitar pick, as may be seen during the TTWII rehearsals, on display in Graceland, or in the book "Elvis by the Presleys." You will get one of two kinds in this limited-edition set: heavy, for the electric guitar, or medium, for acoustic guitar. Just like Elvis used! This will for sure become a collectable all on its own!
It belongs to the rehearsals of That's the way it is and has the feel of "The return of the Prodigy " best of both worlds! -
Tracklist DISC 1 - 1. A Thing Called Love 2. On The Other Side 3. Opening Theme 4. That's All Right 5. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 6. Monologue 7. Hound Dog 8. Monologue 9. Love Me Tender 10. Just Pretend 11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 12. There Goes My Everything 13. Words 14. Sweet Caroline 15. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 16. Polk Salad Annie 17. Audience Walk. DISC 2 - 1. Introductions 2. Heartbreak Hotel 3. One Night 4. Blue Suede Shoes 5. All Shook Up 6. Little Sister / Get Back 7. I Was The One 8. Love Me 9. Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water 11. Suspicious Minds 12. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
(News, Source;GRM)


Thursday 25 AUGUST 2011

'Unedited Masters - Stax 1973' New Venus CD: Out now from Venus Productions is a new CD in great sound quality. The first fourteen tracks feature mostly unedited overdub masters and some undubbed masters, all recorded during the famous Stax 1973 sessions. One of the highlight is definitely the complete unedited master of  ''Promised Land'' with vocal harmony by Elvis himself, and partly used in the movie and on the album ''This Is Elvis''.
The eleven bonus tracks were all recorded after the Aloha Special for inclusion during the Special shown later that year in the USA. It features several takes of some of the performances, and dialogues between Elvis, the producer and his musicians. 
We are again able to present all these tracks in our usual ''out of space'' sound quality. As always there are no fade-ins, no fade-outs and all recordings were left as there were recorded.


Don't miss this very limited edition and .....If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.

Tracks: 1 Promised Land Take 6*, 2 It’s Midnight (undubbed) Take 19, 3 If You Talk In Your Sleep Unedited master, 4 Thinking About You Unedited O.V. master, 5 Love Song Of The Year Unedited O.V.master, 6 Help Me (with false Start) overdubbed master 2:52, 7 My Boy unedited O.V. master, 8 Loving Arms (with backing vocals) overdubbed master, 9 Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues undubbed master, 10 Talk About The Good Times Unedited O.V. master, 11 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming Unedited OV. Master, 12 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel Unedited O.V. master, 13 If You Talk In Your Sleep Backing vocals overdub, 14 If That Isn’t Love Take 1, * Take 6 V.O. : Vocal harmony by Elvis ( unedited )
Bonus tracks : 15 Blue Hawaii rehearsal (incomplete), 16 Dialogue, 17 Blue Hawaii /dialogue Take 1, 18 Blue Hawaii Take 2, 19 Dialogue, 20 Ku-U-I-Po Take 1, 21 Dialogue / No More Take 1, 22 Dialogue / Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 2, 23 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 3, 24 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 4, 25 Early Morning Rain Take 2, - (News, Source;Venus)

“Vegas Variety- Volume 6” new Import CD: Rainbow Records is about to release a sixth volume of their "VEGAS VARIETY" series. The producers obtained a good-sounding 1974 audience tape of Elvis' August 24 1974 Dinner Show, and extra effort has been devoted to sound enhancement of this source. There is no need to go into detail here, Elvis' appearances in the summer of '74 were musically strong, with a lot of fresh songs added to the set list.
“Vegas Variety- Volume 6” is presented with a 20-page, deluxe booklet featuring several rare photos and liner notes. If you are a fan of solid-sounding, interesting audience recordings, you will adore this new Rainbow Records release.
Tracks: 1. Also Sprach 2. C.C. Rider 3. I Got A Woman / Amen 4. Love Me 5. If You Love Me 6. It's Midnight 7. Big Boss Man 8. Fever 9. Love Me Tender 10. All Shook Up 11. The Wonder Of You 12. I'm Leavin' 13. Softly As I Leave You 14. Hound Dog 15. You Gave Me A Mountain 16. Polk Salad Annie 17. Introduction of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep 19. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song 21. It's Now Or Never 22. Let Me Be There (& reprise) 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp. :: 79mins
(News,Source;Vegas)

'Baltimore Nightfall' - new 1977 Memory CD: A double CD release which hails from Elvis’ uneven May/June 1977 tour. After a few lethargic concerts at the start, Elvis offered some decent performances in Augusta, Rochester and Binghamton. Philadelphia on May 28th was problematic, and the next evening in Baltimore May 29th 1977 the King left the stage halfway through. No one was quite sure if he would return to finish the set. Talk about Hell… Luckily, Elvis reappeared twenty minutes later, singing with power and trying to compensate for the unexpected break with extra effort, including knockout versions of Hurt, Help Me and Unchained Melody.

This recording was taken directly from a first-generation copy of the original audience tape. A previous release in 1994 on the Groti label was incomplete, and it ran at the wrong speed. This new Memory CD uses a different source tape, is 100% uncut and much better sounding. All photographs are from Baltimore on May 29th.

Tracks:
CD1: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. That's All Right, 05. Are You Lonesome Tonight, 06. Blue Christmas, 07. Heartbreak Hotel, 08. Love Me, 09. Jailhouse Rock, 10. You Gave Me A Mountain, 11. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen), 12. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen), 13. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Elvis leaves the stage, 14. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & the Stamps), 15. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland)
CD2: 01. Introduction of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra (Charlie Hodge), 02. Early Mornin' Rain (John Wilkinson), 03. What'd I Say (James Burton), 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton), 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt), 06. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff), 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown), 08. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin), 09. School Day / Elvis returns, 10. Hurt, 11. Hound Dog, 12. Help Me, 13. Unchained Melody, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. The Wonder Of You (partial), 16. One Night, 17. Medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never, 18. Can't Help Falling In Love, 19. Closing Vamp.Approx time: 84mins
(News, Source;Memory)

'Midnight Resurrection At The International' - new Memory CD: The August 25, 1969 Midnight Show, International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. This is a typically excellent 1969 set. Among the highlights are Jailhouse Rock, Mystery Train and All Shook Up. Of course, contemporary material is included – strong covers of Words, Yesterday and I Can’t Stop Loving You, plus terrific renditions of Elvis’ recent recordings, In The Ghetto and Suspicious Minds. It’s Elvis in 1969, so don’t expect even a single average performance!
This recording is taken from an early generation copy of the original tape. The sound quality is very good for a 42 year-old audience recording. The CD booklet contains a collection of August 1969 photos and liner notes.
Tracklist: Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / All Shook Up / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock - Don’t Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / I Can’t Stop Loving You / My Babe / Mystery Train - Tiger Man / Monologue / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Runaway / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Words / Yesterday - Hey Jude / Introductions / Introduction of Celebrities (Nancy Sinatra, Mac Davis, Buddy Hackett, Tom Jones, Shelley Fabares) / In The Ghetto / Suspicious Minds / What’d I Say / Can’t Help Falling In Love.
(News, Source;Memory)


'Come On Everybody' New bootleg: The 1971 'Come On Everybody' Camden LP was never released by Sony on CD. Now the bootleggers step in. The 'classic' will be released in a full color glossy three panel digipack with the original tracks (all taken from the latest brilliant Vic Anesini masters) and five additional bonus tracks and two unreleased versions of songs from the album (both are actually released on the FTD label). This release is limited to 500 copies.
Tracklist: 1. C’mon Everybody, 2. Angel, 3. Easy Come, Easy Go, 4. A Whistling Tune, 5. Follow That Dream, 6. King Of The Whole Wide World, 7. I’ll Take Love, 8. Today, Tomorrow And Forever, 9. I’m Not The Marrying Kind, 10. This Is Living, Bonus tracks:11. Santa Lucia – Master (Newly found source), 12. If You Think I Don't Need You – take 2 (unreleased on CD), 13. The Lady Loves Me – take 2 (unreleased on CD), 14. A Whistling Tune - Take 3 (July 1961 Version), 15. King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 25
(News, Source;ElvisDayByDay)

Tuesday 23 AUGUST 2011
'Atlanta Bound' - new 1976 Import: In a few days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called 'Atlanta Bound' (SA 2011-21-02). It will feature Elvis' Friday, June 4, 1976, at the Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GA.
Compared with many other mid-1976 concert recordings, this one is very enjoyable. It seems that Elvis was "on fire" when he played Southern states, no matter if it was 1970 or 1976. His three dates at the Omni Coliseum were special ones and Elvis tried hard to please a very appreciative audience. On this CD, Straight Arrow is presenting the first concert, as both June 5 and 6 have already been released by other labels.
Elvis hit the Omni stage in a good mood and a strong voice. As usual, the highlights are not only ballad performances like "You Gave Me A Mountain", a double "Hurt" or even the country gospel of "Help Me" but also rockers like "Polk Salad Annie", "Burning Love" and "Jailhouse Rock". Near the end of show, Elvis takes an audience request and belts out one of his best versions of "that silly song", "Little Darlin'".
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the finest possible source: a first-generation copy of an original STEREO audience recording, with the tape completely restored for extremely enjoyable listening.
This disc is topped off with a 16-page booklet, including a fine collection of photos from Atlanta on June 4th and 5th, and liner
notes. 'Atlanta Bound' will be released in late August. You will be more than surprised by the sound and, most importantly, by Elvis himself. Yes, he had some off-moments in 1976, but this gig ain't one of them! Don't miss a chance to dig another cool show from the King.
Tracklist: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2. C. C. Rider - 3. I Got A Woman /Amen - 4. Love Me - 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 6. You Gave Me A Mountain - 7. All Shook Up - 8.Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 9. Help Me - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 21. Love Letters - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt - 24. Hurt (reprise) - 25. Burning Love - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Little Darlin' - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp. Approximate running time: 69mins
(News, Source;Arrow)

'Down At The End Of Paradise Road' another Straight Arrow CD: The second summer '11 release from Straight Arrow (SA 2011-22-02) will be the previously-unreleased August 30, 1973 Midnight Show in Las Vegas.
Most of Elvis' August-September 1973 shows were solid (especially when compared with February 1973) and this night is no exception. The show is somewhat unusual. Usually, every time daughter Lisa Marie was in attendance, Elvis would drop the emotional ballad "My Boy" from the set list, and replace it with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". In this show, however, both songs are performed.
This live recording is taken from the flip side of an original 120-minute cassette tape. The A-side, containing the dinner show that same evening, was released by Straight Arrow in 2010 as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The sound quality here is very good, considering it was taped from the audience. All photographs are from the August-September 1973 Hilton engagement, and the liner notes are written by the super-fan who quietly recorded the show!
Excerpts from the sleeve notes:
"Elvis appeared, looking trim in a white jumpsuit with sunburst pattern of blue and gold. Taking his black acoustic guitar from Charlie Hodge, the King of the Las Vegas showrooms began what would be a fine, upbeat show with an energetic "C. C. Rider". Charlie almost dropped Elvis' tossed guitar at the end of "I Got A Woman/Amen", causing the singer to joke, "We live dangerously up here!"
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" shifted things from sexy back to serious, with Elvis reprising the finale from the verse "Sail on, silver girl". It was pleasing to see how his mood had changed quite dramatically from that evening's first performance. At the dinner show Elvis had fooled around and chatted quite a lot. Now, he put on a much tighter performance, although both shows were enjoyable in different ways.There was an exchange with Bill Porter in the sound booth about his microphone; there'd been sound problems at the first show, and Elvis changed microphones before doing "An American Trilogy". During the quieter part he added, "All my trials, Lord - thank goodness - soon be over". Was this a reference to his upcoming divorce, problems with Colonel Parker, or simply that he was annoyed, and was glad his summer season was almost completed?"If we've done anything to make you happy, then we feel we've done our job", said the King, as he moved into "Can't Help Falling In Love" and completed a very satisfying performance. Many British fans, who'd arrived in Vegas earlier that day, must have been thrilled to discover their hero in such good form".
Tracklist: 1. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 2. I Got A Woman / Amen - 3. Love Me - 4. Steamroller Blues - 5. You Gave Me A Mountain - 6. Trouble - 7. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop and Fly / Hound Dog - 8. Love Me Tender - 9. Fever - 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. My Boy - 14. I Can's Stop Loving You - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Introduction of daughter, Lisa Marie / Lady Of Spain (one liner) - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp. Approximate running time: 58mins
(News, Source;Arrow)

Tuesday 16 AUGUST 2011 .... Elvis Week 2011
"48 Hours To Memphis" - new FTD: A fantastic surprise for Elvis collectors and possibly the best FTD release of the year. The next concert release will feature a previously unknown multi-track recording of Elvis' Richmond show, March 18 1974. Taken from a tape copy (2 channels mix-down) of a 16-track recording, the show is complete (with some tape damage that has been fixed/altered). It has been mastered by Vic Anesini!
This recording was made 2 days before 'Recorded live on stage in Memphis'. It’s an unbelievable discovery: The recording 48 hours to Memphis came from a newly discovered, unmarked tape which later appeared to be a copy of the 16-track recording machine.

People who attended the concert from Richmond and heard 48 hours to Memphis believe that this recording came closest to the actual experience of an Elvis Presley concert. This CD will be presented as an 7” album with a 16-page booklet featuring never before seen photos of the actual concert. See YouTube TRAILER here.

TRACKLIST - Richmond, March 18 1974
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3.I Got A Woman/Amen (*), 4.Love Me, 5.Trying To Get To You, 6.All Shook Up, 7.Steamroller Blues, 8.Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 9.Love Me Tender, 10.Rock medley: Long Tall Sally/Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On/ Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop & Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog, 11.Fever, 12.Polk Salad Annie, 13.Why Me, Lord, 14.Suspicious Minds, 15.Introductions, 16.I Can't Stop Loving You, 17.Help Me, 18.American Trilogy, 19.Let Me Be There,
20.Funny How Times Slip Away, 21.Can't Help Falling In Love, 22.Closing Vamp, Bonus Tracks: 23.Sweet Caroline (Tulsa, March 1 1974), 24.Johnny B. Goode (Memphis, March 17 1974), 25.That's All Right (Memphis, March 17 1974)
(News, Source;FTD)


'Stage Rehearsal' FTD Review: Elvis' triumphant return to live performances was filmed by MGM in August 1970. The live footage in ‘That's The Way It Is’ was compiled from six concerts, filmed over four nights from the Opening Show on August 10th to the August 13th Dinner Show.
The new FTD focuses on the August 10th Dress Rehearsal for these all-important concerts - it also includes 6 Bonus Songs from 1972 & 1973.
EIN had high expectations of this great rehearsal, after all as a Fan Club Collectors’ release we pay good money to hear the real Elvis warts and all. However much of original spontaneity of Elvis' great performance has somehow been lost in the FTD production. On the other hand, there is no doubting that the remastered sound quality is fantastic and there are some real treats along the way especially with the Bonus Songs.
Go here for EIN's in-depth review - and have YOUR SAY on whether this is a good release.
(FTD Reviews; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Tuesday 9 AUGUST 2011

'I Was The One' new import CD: Out on August 16th, a new high-quality release of many an Elvis fan's favourite from the 1980's - the 1983 RCA stereo reworking of Elvis classics called 'I Was The One' which featured Elvis' original band members Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Emory Gordy and David Briggs.

- Original Album Artwork
- 3 Panel Digipack, including UK & US sleeves
- Digitally Remastered for Optimum Sound Quality
- Original album PLUS 6 Bonus Tracks!

Release date August 16 2011.

 

 

 

(News, Source;StereoElvis)


‘G.I. Blues – The Alternate Album Version’ OUT NOW: 'G.I. Blues – The Alternate Album Version' features 26 outtakes and movie versions, 19 of the outtakes were previously released for the first time officially with the release of the Memphis Recording Service 4xCD set The Cafe Europa Sessions and the remaining 7 tracks are all previously unreleased movie versions.
Tracklisting: Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 9) / Whats She Really Like (Take 13) / Frankfort Special (Take 8 ) / Wooden Heart (Take 4) / GI Blues (Master) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 8 ) / Shoppin’ Around (Take 10) / Big Boots (Fast Version; Take 5) / Didja Ever (Master) / Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1) / Doin’ The Best I Can (Master). More Outtakes: Tonight’s All Right For Love (Master) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 7) / Shoppin Around (Version 2; Take 2) / Frankfort Special (Fast Version; Take 7) / Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 4) / Whats She Really Like (Take 11) / Big Boots (Slow Version; Take 6) / Tonights All Right For Love (Take 1). Movie Versions: Frankfort Special (Movie Version) / Shoppin’ Around (Movie Version) / Tonight Is So Right For Love (Movie Version) / Wooden Heart (Movie Version) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Movie Version) / Big Boots (Movie Version) / Didja Ever (Movie Version).
OUT NOW and selling for only £7.90 (Free delivery in UK) or only US$12.


Insiders Event gets free "Bossa Nova Baby" Single: An Elvis Week bonus for Elvis Insiders! Those attending the Official Elvis Insiders Event on Saturday, August 13 will receive a limited edition CD single of "Bossa Nova Baby" from Viva ELVIS - The Album. What a cute collector's item! The song is being featured in a new Heineken TV commercial now airing in Ireland. The Official Elvis Insiders Event, which is sold out, will take place aboard the Memphis Queen III Riverboat. Insiders will go rollin’ on the Mississippi River, enjoying light hors d'oeuvres, dancing, Elvis music, and a beautiful view of the Memphis skyline.
(News, Source;EPE/EIN)


Wednesday 3 AUGUST 2011
'Desert Serenade' new Import CD: Touchdown Productions announce their next CD Desert Serenade. It contains the former unreleased Midnight Show from August 16, 1972 in Las Vegas. The source for this release is of very good quality!
EIN notes - The audio is only an audience recording, the publicity is naughty in not stating this. This concert has also been released previously on CDR as 'Sin City Superstar'. Straight Arrow's previously released 'Red Hot In Vegas' also gave us an excellent audience recording from the same season from August 23, 1972.
Tracklist: [1] Also Sprach Zarathustra [2] See See Rider [3] Johnny B. Goode [4] Proud Mary [5] Until It's Time For You To Go [6] You Don't Have To Say You Love Me [7] You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling [8] Polk Salad Annie [9] Elvis Welcomes The Audience [10] What Now My Love Love [11] Fever [12] Love Me [13] Blue Suede Shoes [14] Heartbreak Hotel [15] All Shook Up [16] Love Me Tender [17] Little Sister/ Get Back [18] Hound Dog [19] I'll Remember You [20] Suspicious Minds [21] Band Introductions [22] My Way [23] A Big Hunk O' Love [24] American Trilogy
[25] Can't Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp - BONUS-Tracks: [26] You Gave Me A Mountain [27] Mystery Train / Tiger Man [28] For The Good Times
Tracks 1-25 recorded August 16, 1972 Midnight Show. Tracks 26-27 Aug 28, 1972. Track 28 Sept 1, 1972 Dinner Show
(News, Source;EIN)

'The Bicentennial King Vol.3' new 1976 Import CD: From the new label MILLBRANCH MUSIC their third release. Out by August 16, 2011 this will be a factory pressed cd (no cdr!!!) limited to 500 copies with an 8 page booklet containing lots of photos and different original 1976 Shreveport, LA newspaper articles with information regarding the Elvis concert at the Hirsch Coliseum on July 1, 1976. The sound is very good for an audience recording and Elvis is delivering a fine show, being in good spirits. This show has NOT been released yet on factory pressed cd . All you fans out there know what to expect from Elvis´ Shreveport 76 show - so if you are interested be advised to get your copy as soon as you can. By the way: Volume 4 is soon to follow (in early October).
EIN Notes- This show has previously been released on CDR and is a "good" concert in terms of Elvis in 1976. But do we really need more Elvis 1976 audience recordings?
Tracklist: Shreveport, July 01, 1976
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. C. C. Rider 3. I Got A Woman / Amen 4. Love Me 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 6. You Gave Me A Mountain
7. All Shook Up 8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 9. And I Love You So 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12. America The Beautiful 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Early Morning Rain 16. What'd I Say 17. Johnny B Goode 18. Drum Solo (incomplete) 19. Piano Solo (incomplete) 20. Electric Piano Solo 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. Hurt #1 24. Hurt #2 25. Hound Dog 26. Funny How Time Slips Away 27. Happy Birthday (to Bridget) 28. It's Now Or Never 29. Can't Help Falling
(News, Source;EIN/FECC)

'An Afternoon In The Garden' Best Selling Elvis album of 2011: 'An Afternoon In The Garden' has once again re-entered the Billboard 200 this week - at #177 - with 3,087 copies sold.
- As of (late) October last year, the album had scanned a total of 194,552 units.
- A total of 306,183 units had been scanned in the US, as of last Sunday.
Consequently, 'An Afternoon In The Garden' sold/scanned approximately 112,000 copies in the past 9 months.
To date, the album has spent 20 weeks on the Catalogue chart and 14 weeks on the Billboard 200. 'An Afternoon In The Garden' is, with quite a margin, the best-selling Elvis album in 2011. Its chart performance and sales are actually better than the all the "new" Sony mainstream Elvis releases from the past ~3 years (including 'Viva Elvis' & 'Elvis '75').
The album re-entered the charts back in February 2011 and has been dipping in and out of both the Billboard 'Top 200' and 'Catalog Chart'.
(with thanks to Mael for the stats).
'An Afternoon In The Garden' was rated very highly in our recent EIN Madison Square Garden Spotlight - click here.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNetwork)

‘Young Man With the Big Beat’ Paralyzed LIVE 1956!: Don't miss this special sound preview of 'Paralyzed' LIVE from the Lousiana Hayride December 15th 1956 - It's a sample of the unreleased delights on the new 1956 Super Deluxe 1956 boxset to be released September 27, 2011. "YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT is testament to the phenomenon and cultural icon that is Elvis Presley.
- THIS SUPER DELUXE EDITION CELEBRATES 1956 in style and includes -1 CD of live performances including a complete UNRELEASED concert from the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport,

CLICK HERE for the EWJ created LIVE Paralyzed clip

Go here for more detailed info and ordering information.

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNetwork)


Wednesday 20 July 2011
'Fashion For A King' Book/CD combo: “Fashion For A King” is a 512-page book including 2 CDs a Pål Granlund/Flaming Star production, written by Tommy Edvardsen and Atle Larsen. It also includes 2 new live soundboards (see details below)
It's Elvis Time reports the following news from the authors.
Elvis Presley made a special fashion of his famous and spectacular stage outfits, sometimes referred to as ”jumpsuits”. In every country there is an “Elvis impersonator” well dressed up in a copy of one of Elvis Presley’s outfits. The name “Elvis” is heard of in every corner of the world, and nearly everybody have heard about the dynamic performer dressed in a typical “seventies suit” with rhinestones and embroideries in different patterns. But what many people don’t know, is that these suits have their own name and their own story to tell. Not many people know how these outfits came to be characteristics for Elvis on stage, and their development during the years. It all started with the “Black Leather Suit” in 1968, and ended with the “Mexican Sundial Suit” in 1977.Elvis became King Of Concerts in the late sixties and seventies – and the stage outfits became an important part of his shows. In this encyclopaedia of more that 500 pages we will present you to a full documentary of all Elvis’ suits from his famous Comeback Special in 1968, his return to live performances in Las Vegas in 1969 and his many tours and TV Specials through the 1970’s. You will have the background story of each and every suit, when Elvis used them for the first and the last time - and their whereabouts today.
We will also give you the background story of the very skilled designers who made these famous outfits. Elvis often mixed suits and belts as he pleased. Here you will see them all. This book is the result of hundreds of working hours with research and “digging” through enormous amounts of documentation. After doing a long article series in the Norwegian “Flaming Star” Fan Club Magazine, our publisher, Pål Granlund asked if we were interested in making a book of the published material. Pål Granlund is one of a few Norwegians who have had the honour of meeting The King in person in Las Vegas and on tour. We have worked closely with Pål in this project, and as a result of this, we can now present - for the first time - a book with a fully documented story and pictures of Elvis Presley’s stage outfits. This book is not meant only for the hardcore “jumpsuit”-fan, but also as an encyclopaedia for fans all over the world to learn more about these great, original stage-outfits. Never has a book been more complete on this issue, and you will see rare photos and photos you have never seen before. We are very proud of this project and the opportunity to give you an idea of how these suits became the typical trademark of Elvis’ legacy as a live performer.
Best regards Tommy Edvardsen & Atle Larsen - authors.


DISC 1 - Recorded July 1, 1974, at Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska.
1) See See Rider, 2) I Got A Woman / Amen, 3) Love Me, 4) Trying To Get To You, 5) All Shook Up, 6) Love Me Tender 7) Hound Dog, 8) Fever, 9) Polk Salad Annie, 10) Why Me Lord, 11) Suspicious Minds, 12) Introductions, 13) I Can’t Stop Loving You, 14) Help Me, 15) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 16) Bridge Over Troubled Water, 17) Let Me Be There, 18) Funny How Time Slips Away, 19) Big Boss Man, 20) Can’t Help Falling In Love, Bonus Track 21) Steamroller Blues
Track 21 recorded July 2, 1974, at Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

DISC 2 - Recorded December 14, 1975, at the Las Vegas Hilton
1) See See Rider, 2) I Got A Woman / Amen, 3) Love Me, 4) Trying To Get To You, 5) And I Love You So, 6) All Shook Up, 7) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel, 8) Hound Dog, 9) Until It’s Time For You To Go, ,10) You Gave Me A Mountain, 11) Polk Salad Annie, 12) Introductions (incomplete), 13) Just Pretend, 14) How Great Thou Art, 15) Burning Love, 16) Softly As I Leave You, 17) America, 18) Little Sister, 19) Heartbreak Hotel, 20) O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never, 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Click here to pre-order from It's Elvis Time
(News, Source;ItsElvisTime)


FTD September Releases: News from It's Elvis Time about the three September releases.
1- '48 Hours To Memphis'
The March 18, 1974, Richmond concert.

2. 'He Touched Me' The Classic album double CD version

3. 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man' Vinyl album


(News, Source;ItsElvisTime)


UPDATED Elvis Amarillo ’77 FTD CD Review: Elvis' second tour of 1977 kicked off in Tempe, Arizona on March 23rd. He had just returned from his final vacation in Hawaii and was hopefully rested and recuperated.
This previously un-released March 24th Amarillo concert was the second concert in the two-week tour and hopefully Elvis would be in better form than was often the case in 1977. In fact Felton Jarvis started recorded some songs professionally for the 'Moody Blue' album from Norman, Oklahoma the very next day.
The new Amarillo FTD focuses on this second tour and includes 11 Bonus Tracks creating a very packed CD. These include 'Steamroller Blues' Elvis' only 1977 version from Austin, Texas - as well as the very rare live 'Bosom of Abraham/You Better Run' previously unreleased.
Go here as EIN contributor Geoffrey McDonnell checks out this brand new FTD to see whether Elvis' Hawaii holiday really had got him fired up and ready to rock.
(FTD Reviews; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


'The Toledoan Balladeer' - New Import CD: The import releases are coming out thick and fast as we approach Elvis Week 2011. 
The Management 3 import label announces the release of the CD 'The Toledoan Balladeer', an audience-recording of the April 23, 1977 concert as recorded in Toledo. Promoted as "One of the best concerts of Elvis 2nd Sprinttime Tour 1977"

The majority of this concert has been previously released by Fort Baxter - Elvis sounded worn out and the audience recording was not good. Surprisingly Elvis' rather excellent Ann Arbor concert  was the following day. EIN has yet to hear whether Management 3 have obtained a better audience recording. The tracklist is the standard 1977 set.

The CD, with a playing time of almost 68 minutes, comes with an 12 page booklet.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 9 July 2011

‘FASHION FOR A KING’ new FTD Book/CD Release: Recently announced by FTD ‘FASHION FOR A KING’ a new 500 page book/CD combo. This 500-page book is produced by Pal Grandlun and will focus on Elvis' stage suits from 1969 onwards. The book will hold several previously unseen pictures with 'rare' suits and comes with two LIVE CDs from 1974 and 1975. FTD say that the two concerts won't dissappoint!

The book/2CD set will be available early August.

Preliminary images (right) from Elvis Matters.

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisMatters)


June FTD releases OUT NOW: The three new FTD releases are at all good Elvis dealers now... See below for details
'This Is Elvis' New Import CD: 1981-2011, 30 Year anniversary edition - the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording.....DIGITALLY IMPROVED FROM THE ORIGINAL ALBUM MASTERS
This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage with re-enactments, and narration by pop singer Ral Donner. It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $2.0 million at the box office in the U.S./Canada, ranking #92 for 1981
RCA Records released a two-disc soundtrack vinyl album for the film in 1981 (CPL2 4031), featuring the first official release of several of Presley's 1950s television appearances, and also many edited and overdubbed tracks that, 'till this day, are still unreleased on CD.
It's still a mystery why RCA never released a decent CD version of this classic soundtrack album. Yes, there has been some bad bootleg releases, with a simple vinyl reproduction of the original double album, and some tracks appeared on import cds, most of them in inferior quality.
Until now!
We are very proud to announce the VERY FIRST updated silver pressed CD release of the original THIS IS ELVIS soundtrack album in fantastic audio quality, digitally improved, using the original album masters! These recordings are unavailable elsewhere !!
Finally this is the quality CD release this classic album deserves. 30 years after it's original release !!
Housed in a superb glossy 3 panel digipack, this is a real 'must have' in your CD collection!!
You don't want to miss this one......
- Limited Edition Of 500 Copies!
- Silver Pressed CD
- Many Tracks Now Available for the First Time on CD in Glorious Sound!
- No Vinyl Reproduction!!!! Digitally Improved from the Original Album Masters
- Glossy 3 Panel Digipack
- Special 30th Anniversary Edition
Release Date July 16, 2011

Tracklist
1. (Maries The Name) His Latest Flame (master)
2. Moody Blue (master)
3. That's All Right (master)
4. Shake Rattle & Roll Flip Flop & Fly (overdubbed , 'Dorsey Show ')
5. Heartbreak Hotel ( overdubbed, 'Dorsey Show')
6. Hound Dog ( overdubbed, 'Milton Berle Show')
7. Excerpt from Hy Gardner Interview
8. My Baby Left Me ( master )
9. Merry Christmas Baby ( edit version with strings overdub )
10. Mean Woman Blues ( original film version )
11. Dont Be Cruel ( overdubbed version, 'Ed Sullivan Show' )
12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear ( master )
13. Jailhouse Rock ( master )
14. Army Swearing In
15. G.I. Blues ( master )

(News, Source;ThisIsElvis)

16. Excerpt from Departure For Germany Press Conference
17. Excerpt from Home From Germany Press Conference
18. Too Much Monkey Business (edit version, alternate overdub)
19. Love Me Tender (master)
20. I Got A Thing About You Baby ( edit version, alternate overdub )
21. I Need Your Love Tonight ( master )
22. Blue Suede Shoes ( edit version sitdown / standup 'NBC TV Special' )
23. Viva Las Vegas ( master )
24. Suspicious Minds/Excerpt from JCs Award To Elvis ( edit version , live, 'Aloha From Hawaii' )
25. Promised Land ( edit version, harmony vocal )
26. Excerpt from Madison Square Garden Press Conference
27. Always On My Mind ( alternate overdub )
28. Are You Lonesome Tonight ( incl. spoken intro by Elvis, live from 'Elvis In Concert ' )
29. My Way (edit version, live from 'Elvis In Concert' )
30. An American Trilogy (overdubbed version)
31. Memories (edit master, from 'NBC TV Special'

'Singer Presents Elvis '68 Comeback Special' a new Venus CD: Can there really be anymore not released from the Comeback Special either on the DVD box-set or the fabulous BMG 4cd set?

Venus productions are offering some missed pieces not released on CD plus a deluxe book.

See their flyer for details.

OUT NOW!

 

 

 

 

Go here to EIN's review of BMG's 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special' CD box-set

 

 

 

(News, Source;Venus)
 


‘Tiger Man - Volume 12’ new Import CD: The Shake Records import label announced the release of volume 12 in their 'Tiger Man' series.
Tracklist: Witchcraft (Take 3) - Love Me Tonight (Take 7 & 8) - Western Union (Take 4) - Petunia, The Gardner´s Daughter (Take 1) - Look Out, Broadway (Take 9, 10, 11) - Frankie And Johnny (Take 2 & 5) - Dominick (Original Remastered Master) - The Whiffenpoof Song (Original Remastered Master) - Violet (Original Remastered Master) - Little Cabin On The Hill (Complete Original Remastered Master) - It´s Your Baby, You Rock It (Original Remastered Master) - Faded Love (Complete Original Remastered Master) - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Original Remastered Master) - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (28.09.1974 - Live) - Hound Dog (28.09.1974 - Live) - Solitaire (Take 1) - Solitaire (Take 8) - Moody Blue (Take 8 & 9) - Moody Blue (Take 4) - My Way (27.03.1977 - Live) - One Night (24.06.1977 - Live) - Radio Spot For The Elvis Presley Show In Syracuse, NY 20.08.1977 - Love Me Tender (Duet With Thalia - US Bonus Track "Viva Elvis") - Hurt (Take 69) - My Way (15.02.1977 - Live)
(News, Source:elv75)


‘G.I. Blues – The Alternate Album Version’ new PD CD: A new Public Domain UK CD from the Memphis Recording Service label. 'G.I. Blues – The Alternate Album Version' features 26 outtakes and movie versions, 19 of the outtakes were previously released for the first time officially with the release of the Memphis Recording Service 4xCD set The Cafe Europa Sessions and the remaining 7 tracks are all previously unreleased movie versions.
Release date August 8th 2011 Now Selling for only £8.15 (Free delivery in UK) or US$13. Click here

Tracklisting: Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 9) / Whats She Really Like (Take 13) / Frankfort Special (Take 8 ) / Wooden Heart (Take 4) / GI Blues (Master) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 8 ) / Shoppin’ Around (Take 10) / Big Boots (Fast Version; Take 5) / Didja Ever (Master) / Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1) / Doin’ The Best I Can (Master). More Outtakes: Tonight’s All Right For Love (Master) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 7) / Shoppin Around (Version 2; Take 2) / Frankfort Special (Fast Version; Take 7) / Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 4) / Whats She Really Like (Take 11) / Big Boots (Slow Version; Take 6) / Tonights All Right For Love (Take 1). Movie Versions: Frankfort Special (Movie Version) / Shoppin’ Around (Movie Version) / Tonight Is So Right For Love (Movie Version) / Wooden Heart (Movie Version) / Pocketful Of Rainbows (Movie Version) / Big Boots (Movie Version) / Didja Ever (Movie Version).
(News, Source;MRS/Amazon)


FTD 'G.I Blues' Classic Album release next?: The back cover of the vinyl version of the recent 'Pot Luck Sessions' album advertises the future release of the CD and vinyl re-issues of the 'G.I. Blues' and 'His Hand In Mine' albums, containing the Masters plus outtakes.

Does this mean the Classic Album version of 'G.I Blues' will be their next major FTD release?

 

 

 

 

 


(News, Source;FECC/ElvisMatters)

Saturday 2 July 2011
'The Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live' new SONY budget CD: A "camden" CD for the new millenium? 14 classic Elvis in concert greatest-hits tracks for under US$10. Nothing from the 1972 tours and a pale shadow compared to other recent budget releases, like the excellent BMG Genre cd 'Elvis Live' which was similarly priced. Must have taken 30 seconds to design the cover! Interestingly most tracks are taken from the more recently released August 22nd 1969 show that featured on the 'In Person' FTD.
Release Date; July 12, 2011.
Tracklisting:
That's All Right (August 13, 1970)
Blue Suede Shoes (August 22, 1969)
All Shook Up (August 22, 1969)
Love Me Tender (August 22, 1969)
Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel (August 22, 1969)
Heartbreak Hotel (August 22, 1969)
Hound Dog (August 22, 1969)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (August 22, 1969)
The Wonder Of You (August 13, 1970)
An American Trilogy (January 14, 1973)
Burning Love (January 14, 1973)
In the Ghetto (August 22, 1969)
Suspicious Minds (August 22, 1969)
Can't Help Falling In Love (August 22, 1969)
Click here for purchase details
(News, Source:ElvisWorldJapan/EIN)

'Elvis - Original Album Classics' - new SONY box-set: The Colonel would be proud as SONY release a 5-CD box set of Elvis' 'Gold Records' series. The original series started in 1958 and subsequent titles followed in 1959, 1963, 1968 & 1985.

Volume one of this 'Original Album Classics' series was back in 2008 with five albums from 'Elvis Presley' to 'GI Blues'
Release date August 1st.


Click here for more info

(News, Source;AmazonUK)

Tuesday 21 June 2011
Two new Elvis 1956 SONY/Legacy releases to match EPE’s 55th Anniversary Celebrations

'Young Man With The Big Beat' UK Release Info: EIN contributor Brian Quinn contacted Sony(UK) to ask if the new box-set would get a UK release and what were its chart prospects.
SONY replied, "Yes it will be released in the UK. It’s a high end piece so will get focused but limited promotion. Not sure it’s chart eligible but with the numbers we can sell it wouldn’t bother the UK top 40."


(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


‘Young Man With the Big Beat’ New 1956 DELUXE BoxSet 5cd Release: A new 1956 Super Deluxe 1956 boxset to be released September 27, 2011.
... "The recorded legacy of Elvis Presley continues to be discovered by new generations that never saw him or heard him perform live. It's hard to appreciate that he started so much of what we take for granted now in popular music. Until 1956, the teenagers of suburban America, and the rest of the world, had to endure ditties by Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como but everything was about to be tossed upside down. On January 28 on a cold night in New York, Elvis took America by storm as he appeared on CBS-TV's Stage Show hosted by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. On February 4 for his second appearance he sang a song that literally changed the world of popular music "Heartbreak Hotel". Its unique sound and style literally blew everything before it away while at the same time inducing the blueprint for everything that was to come; by April, it would be #1 on Billboard. This incredible step-change in musical history resonated around the world and while liberating millions of young adolescent teenagers it also inspired many successful artists of today to pick a guitar or sing - everyone wanted to be like Elvis. The pure spontaneity of these seminal recordings
shows through even today; "Heartbreak Hotel", Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede Shoes" and "My Baby Left Me" are some of the greatest rock 'n' roll records ever made. Elvis' unprecedented level of achievement is still the benchmark by which artistic success is measured today and YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT is testament to the phenomenon and cultural icon that is Elvis Presley.
- THIS SUPER DELUXE EDITION CELEBRATES 1956 in style with this retro 12x12 format and offers;
-2 CDs of RCA master recordings, digitally remastered
-1 CD of live performances including a complete UNRELEASED concert from the Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana;
Little Rock, Arkansas - March 18 and the New Frontier Venus Room , Las Vegas May 6-1 CD of insightful outtakes that offer a fly-on-the-wall experience of an Elvis recording session
-1 CD of revealing and rare spoken word recordings including THE TRUTH ABOUT ME plus outtakes, the complete TV GUIDE PRESENTS ELVIS and Colonel Tom Parker interviews; the complete WARWICK HOTEL interview; the extremely rare Elvis RCA Victrola advertisements.
 
& Incredible 80-Page color 12 x 12 book with 12-month day-by-day chronology, rare photos and memorabilia; including original RCA and Elvis Presley Enterprises artifacts and documents.
--- Also included is a unique memorabilia envelope containing original size replicas of; RCA's first ever poster for Elvis YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT; Mosque Theater Poster, Venus Room Flyer for The New Frontier Hotel Appearance 1956; Original RCA Order Form for Heartbreak Hotel; unique Colonel Parker letter and Cotton Bowl Ticket Stub plus five 8 x10 photos suitable for framing!
Priced at US$110 - Click here to MYPLAY to pre-order and for details.

The RCA Master recordings.
Disc 1

1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. I m Counting On You
3. I Got A Woman
4. One-Sided Love Affair
5. I Love You Because
6. Just Because
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Trying To Get To You
9. I m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
10. I ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin )
11. Blue Moon
12. Money Honey
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. I Was The One
15. My Baby Left Me
16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
17. Shake, Rattle And Roll

Disc 2
1. Rip It Up
2. Love Me
3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
4. Long Tall Sally
5. First In Line
6. Paralyzed
7. So Glad You re Mine
8. Old Shep
9. Ready Teddy
10. Anyplace Is Paradise
11. How s The World Treating You
12. How Do You Think I Feel
13. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
14. Hound Dog
15. Don t Be Cruel
16. Any Way You Want Me (That s How I Will Be)
17. Too Much
18. Playing For Keeps
19. Love Me Tender
20. Let Me
21. Poor Boy
22. We're Gonna Move

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Live Performances
Disc 3

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Long Tall Sally
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. Money Honey
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. Long Tall Sally
7. I Was The One
8. Money Honey
9. I Got A Woman
10. Blue Suede Shoes
11. Hound Dog
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. Long Tall Sally
14. I Was The One
15. Love Me Tender
16. Don t Be Cruel
17. Love Me
18. I Got A Woman
19. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
20. Paralyzed
21. Hound Dog

The RCA Session Outtakes
Disc 4

1. I Got A Woman take unknown
2. Heartbreak Hotel take 06
3. I m Counting On You take 13
4. I Was The One take 02
5. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 01
6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 03
7. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 04
8. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 05
9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 06
10. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy takes 07, 08, 09
11. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy take 10 (master)
12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy takes 11,12
13. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 01, 02
14. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 03, 05, 06, 07
15. Shake, Rattle And Roll take 08
16. Shake, Rattle And Roll takes 09, 10, 11, 12, 12 (undubbed master)
17. The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview

Rare Spoken Word recordings & Interviews
Disc 5

1. The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview
2. Colonel Parker Interview
3. The Truth About Me
4. The Truth About Me Interview
5. Victrola Radio ad 1
6. Victrola Radio ad 2

‘Elvis Presley: Legacy Edition’: As previously noted on EIN, the RCA/Legacy next Elvis release ‘Elvis Presley: Legacy Edition’ is the combination of Elvis’ first two albums and associated 1956 singles.
Following on from the excellent ‘Elvis Is Back’, ’FEIM', and ‘On Stage’ Elvis' vitally creative albums are now included in fabulous quality and packaging as part of the Legacy series.
Final cover not yet announced.

 


To be released September 27, 2011.
Priced at US$16.33.

Tracklisting.
Disc: 1

1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. I m Counting On You
3. I Got A Woman
4. One-Sided Love Affair
5. I Love You Because
6. Just Because
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Trying To Get To You
9. I m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
10. I ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
11. Blue Moon
12. Money Honey
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. I Was The One
15. My Baby Left Me
16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
17. Shake, Rattle And Roll

(News, Source;Amazon)
Disc: 2
1. Rip It Up
2. Love Me
3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
4. Long Tall Sally
5. First In Line
6. Paralyzed
7. So Glad You re Mine
8. Old Shep
9. Ready Teddy
10. Anyplace Is Paradise
11. How s The World Treating You
12. How Do You Think I Feel
13. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
14. Hound Dog
15. Don t Be Cruel
16. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
17. Too Much
18. Playing For Keeps
19. Love Me Tender
20. Let Me
21. Poor Boy
22. We're Gonna Move
Monday 20 June 2011
'The Essential ’77 Soundboard Collection' New Import CD: A newly announced 3-CD set from the GrooveMasters Label.
The publicity states, "Yes, It’s possible, a brand new set with really improved sound quality.
This brand new 3 cd set of 1977 soundboard recordings.
Groove masters wants to take a lead by offering you the best available sound quality to date of these recordings by mastering the groove!
Warning: If you’re used to average sound, Please, first sit down before pushing Play."
VOLUME 1, HAVING FUN IN FLORIDA
This Orlando soundboard was recorded on February 15th, 1977. Clearly, it was a good night. There’s a ‘joie de vivre’ in Elvis’ performance that was generally lacking in that final year. Particularly impressive are his astounding renditions of ‘Hurt’ and ‘My Way’. A heart-warming performance – captured in a vibrant and exciting live sound.
VOLUME 2, TROUBLE IN SAGINAW –
On May 3rd, 1977, Elvis Presley performed in Saginaw, MI for the second time on this tour. This performance was also the final night of the tour. It’s clear that Elvis is exhausted, but nevertheless he does his best to give the crowd their money’s worth. He even opens with ‘That’s All Right Mama’

instead of the usual ‘C.C. Rider’. An above-par performance from a very troubled year for Elvis.
VOLUME 3 - STUMPIN’ MADISON
This soundboard tape was recorded near the end of Elvis’ final tour, in Madison, WI on June 24th, 1977.
His regular drummer Ronnie Tutt was replaced on this night by the Sweet Inspirations drummer, Jerome ‘Stump’ Monroe. And considering the fact that Jerome was asked to fill in during the soundcheck with no possibility to rehearse, he does a tremendous job: "Leave the driving to Stump!".
EIN notes that this is the second version of the Madison Concert announced this week.
GO here to EIN's review of this June 24th, 1977 concert, originally released as part of 'The Final Curtain' box-set.
Go here to EIN's exclusive Interview with Stump Monroe.

VOLUME 1, HAVING FUN IN FLORIDA
This Orlando soundboard was recorded on February 15th, 1977. Clearly, it was a good night. There’s a ‘joie de vivre’ in Elvis’ performance that was generally lacking in that final year. Particularly impressive are his astounding renditions of ‘Hurt’ and ‘My Way’. A heart-warming performance – captured in a vibrant and exciting live sound.
01. Love Me
02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
03. You Gave Me A Mountain
04. O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never (with break, medley)
05. All Shook Up
06. Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel (medley)
07. Help Me
08. Big Boss Man
09. My Way (with false start and reprise)
10. Band Introductions (incomplete)
11. Hurt (with reprise)
12. Hound Dog
13. Can't Help Falling In Love
14. Closing Vamp
Bonus performances:
15. Release Me
16. Trying To Get To You
17. Fairytale
18. My Way
19. Moody Blue (attempt only)
20. How Great Thou Art
21. Blue Christmas
22. My Way (with spoken part)
23. That ís All Right, Mama
24. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run (medley)
25. And I Love You So
26. Fever
27. Hurt
28. Blueberry Hill
29. Love Letters
Tracks 01-14 recorded in Orlando, FL, February 15, 1977. Tracks 15, 16 recorded in Columbia, SC, February 18, 1977. Tracks 17-20 recorded in Charlotte, NC, February 20, 1977. Track 21 recorded in Norman, OK, March 26, 1977. Tracks 22, 23 recorded in Abilene, TX, March 27, 1977. Track 24 recorded in Alexandria, VA, March 29, 1977. Tracks 25-27 recorded in Alexandria, VA, March 30, 1977. Tracks 28, 29 recorded in St. Petersburg, FL, February 14, 1977.
Running time: 78:22

 


TROUBLE IN SAGINAW – VOLUME 2
On May 3rd, 1977, Elvis Presley performed in Saginaw, MI for the second time on this tour. This performance was also the final night of the tour. It’s clear that Elvis is exhausted, but nevertheless he does his best to give the crowd their money’s worth. He even opens with ‘That’s All Right Mama’ instead of the usual ‘C.C. Rider’. An above-par performance from a very troubled year for Elvis.
01. That's All Right
02. Trouble (part)
03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley)
04. Love Me
05. Happy Birthday / Big Boss Man (intro only)
06. Hound Dog
07. Trying To Get To You
08. Jailhouse Rock
09. My Way
10. Little Sister
11. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley)
12. Help Me
13. O Solo Mio - It's Now Or Never
14. Love Me Tender
15. Why Me Lord (with false start)
16. Polk Salad Annie (with false start)
17. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley)
18. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete)
Bonus performances:
19. Polk Salad Annie
20. Big Boss Man
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water
22. My Way
23. Fairytale
24. My Way
Tracks 01-18 recorded in Saginaw, MI, May 03, 1977. Track 19 recorded in Toledo, OH, April 23, 1977. Tracks 20, 21 recorded in Duluth, MN, April 29, 1977. Track 22 recorded in Chicago, IL, May 01, 1977. Tracks 23-24 recorded in Chicago, IL, May 02, 1977.
Running time: 71:14

STUMPIN’ MADISON – VOLUME 3
This soundboard tape was recorded near the end of Elvis’ final tour, in Madison, WI on June 24th, 1977.
His regular drummer Ronnie Tutt was replaced on this night by the Sweet Inspirations drummer, Jerome ‘Stump’ Monroe. And considering the fact that Jerome was asked to fill in during the soundcheck with no possibility to rehearse, he does a tremendous job: "Leave the driving to Stump!".
01. Opening Vamp / See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley)
03. Love Me
04. If You Love (Let Me Know)
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Jailhouse Rock (with false start)
07. O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never (medley, with reprise)
08. One Night (with false start)
09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley)
10. And I Love You So
11. Danny Boy (Shaun Nielsen)
12. Walk With Me (Shaun Nielsen)
13. Love Me Tender
14. Band Introductions
15. Early Morning Rain
16. What'd I Say
17. Johnny B. Goode
18. Drum Solo (Jerome "Stump" Monroe)
19. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown)
21. I Really Don't Want To Know
22. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogden)
23. Orchestra Solo
24. Hound Dog
25. Introduction of Vernon Presley
26. Can't Help Falling In Love
27. Closing Theme / Announcer
Bonus performances:
28. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
29. Trying To Get To You
30. Reconsider Baby
31. Release Me
32. Little Darliní
33. Moody Blue
Tracks 01-27 recorded in Madison, WI, June 24, 1977. Track 28 recorded in Abilene, TX, March 27, 1977. Tracks 29 & 32 recorded in Ann Arbor, MI, April 24, 1977. Tracks 30, 31 & 33 recorded in Charlotte, NC, February 21, 1977.
Running time: 78:06

'ELVIS Superstar Outakes Vol.2' - New Import: Released in the late 1970s both 'Elvis Superstar Outakes' Volume 1 and Volume 2 are considered these days as true bootleg classics. With the beautiful sleeves they are highly collectable among many Elvis vinyl collectors and mint copies are still sold for huge prices on the internet. Volume 2 now looks back at the old vinyl bootleg from the past 
- Limited Edition of only 500 copies
- Original reproduced sleeves artwork
- 8 page booklet with rarely seen pictures from the 50s and 70s
- Original tracklist PLUS many great BONUS tracks
'ELVIS Superstar Outakes Vol.2' features THE DORSEY SHOWS
First Show, jan 28 1956:
01 Shake Rattle And Roll / Flip Flop And Fly
02 I Got a Woman
Second Show feb 4, 1956:
03 Baby Lets Play House
04 Heartbreak Hotel
Third Show, feb. 11, 1956:
05 Blue Suede Shoes
06 Heartbreak Hotel
Fourth Show, feb 18, 1956:
07 Tutti Frutti
08 I Was The One
Fifth Show, march 17, 1956:
09 Blue Suede Shoes
10 Heartbreak Hotel
Sixth Show, march 24, 1956:
11 Money Honey
12 Heartbreak Hotel
NASHVILLE STUDIOS June/September 1970
13 Rags To Riches
14 The Sound Of Your Cry
The Las Vegas Hilton 197215 An American Trilogy
16 Never Been To Spain
17 You Gave Me A Mountain

18 A Big Hunk O' Love
19 It's Impossible20 The Impossible Dream
21 It's Over
BONUS TRACKS:
Louisiana Hayride, August 20 , 1955:
22 Maybelline
Informal Rehearsals 1972/1973:
23 I've Got to Go
24 Portrait of My Love
25 I'm Leaving It Up To You - Asheville, July `24, 1975:
26 Pieces of My Life (only live version available)
TOTAL PLAYING TIME 67:20 minutes

(News, Source;Superstar)


Sunday 5 June 2011
'Fifth Time Around' new Audionics CD: The legendary March 20th, 1974 Memphis, TN concert has been released on a number of occasions, beginning with RCA's original 1974 LP edit with artificial applause mixed in. In 1994, a more complete, unofficial version was issued by " Fort Baxter". It was, however, a patchwork from several different sources incl. many tracks taken from the original RCA LP with overdubs. In 1997, "Steamroller Blues" was issued in pristine quality on "Platinum - A Life In Music". Finally in 2004, BMG's "Follow That Dream" the Elvis collectors label reissued this show nearly complete, in a beautiful deluxe package. But was it the definitive release? For die-hard fans it wasn't, and some viewed it as a letdown. Parts of the dialogues, introductions and even the false start of "Help Me" were omitted, and many have complained about the sound and mixing. Clearly, too much compression and artificial reverb had been applied.
Well, at long last this legendary set is now truly complete, and without the audio choices made by FTD several years ago. Audionics worked with a DAT copy of an original, rough mix tape "as recorded at the Coliseum". Every bit was carefully enhanced in a renowned studio to achieve the best possible quality for your optimal listening pleasure. We hope that you enjoy the results.
No remixing. No noise reduction. No edits. No artificial reverb or other added effects. No heavy compression. Just a pure, raw and natural sound. The King back in his hometown Memphis, on the 20th anniversary of his first release "That’s All Right Mama". Elvis was in great form for this recording, and now, for the first time, you can enjoy the excellence of his performance that night in the best-ever sound!
This CD will be released in digipack accompanied by 20-page booklet with many photos from the concert and an interesting essay.
For many, this concert remains the definitive, mid-70s document of The Elvis Presley Show. And that's all right. If you are not satisfied with previous releases of this show, don't miss your chance to obtain this alternate version as provided by Audionics. A decision you will not regret!
Tracklist: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2. C. C. Rider - 3. I Got A Woman / Amen - 4. Love Me - 5. Tryin' To Get To You - 6. All Shook Up - 7. Steamroller Blues - 8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 9. Love Me Tender - 10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 11. Fever - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Why Me, Lord - 14. How Great Thou Art - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, band, orchestra, engineers, Ed Bonja - 17. Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You -18. Help Me (with false start) - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. My Baby Left Me - 22. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 23. Funny How Time Slips Away - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Tracks 06-09, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 23 omitted from official 1974 RCA release. Track 03 edited on official 1974 RCA release. Note tracks 16, 18 were edited on official 2004 FTD release. Approx. running time: 67 mins
(News, Source;Audionics)

'Memphis Heat' new August 1974 Import CD: Coming soon from the Touchdown label is Memphis Heat. The former unreleased evening show from March 16, 1974 in Elvis' hometown in Memphis, Tennessee in an audience recording. This release has been out on CDR previously.
Tracklisting: Recorded Live In Memphis March 16, 1974 - Evening Show.
[1] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.16) [2] See See Rider (2.17) [3] I Got A Woman (3.48) [4] Love Me (1.32) [5] Trying To Get To You (2.06) [6] All Shook Up (0.59) [7] Steamroller Blues (2.52) [8] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel (1.50) [9] Love Me Tender (1.38) [10] Johnny B. Goode (1.33) [11] Hound Dog (1.10) [12] Fever (2.57) [13] Polk Salad Annie (3.42) [14] Why Me Lord (3.41) [15] Suspicious Minds (3.37) [16] Band Introductions (2.08) [17] I Can't Stop Loving You (2.16) [18] Help Me (2.39) [19] American Trilogy (3.53) [20] Let Me Be There (with reprise) (3.50) [21] Funny How Time Slips Away (3.10) [22] Can't Help Falling In Love (1.39) [23] Closing Vamp (0.49)
The Afternoon show was recently re-released on the excellent Venus Productions 'Bringing It All Back Home' CD/Book
(News, Source;FECC/EIN)

'Special Delivery – The Ultimate Elvis Collector’s Box' Coming Soon: Essential Elvis in the UK says watch out for this incredible limited numbered edition sets coming very soon. It’s going to be very collectable as there is only 1000 of this product being manufactured worldwide. It includes a unique 60-page Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Album and an incredible CD entitles Fame And Fortune which contains a total of 13 previously unreleased studio outtakes, movie versions and a special bonus track (Fame And Fortune (take 1) / He Knows Just What I Need (take 9) / In My Father’s House (take 8 ) / Surrender (take 4) / Soldier Boy (take 5) / Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (master take 4) / Frankfort Special (movie version) and many others).
You’ll also receive a beautiful Special Moments DVD featuring rare footage of the King. If that’s not enough, this set includes 6 deluxe photo postcards plus an Elvis sticker with collector’s cards.

(News, Source:Essential Elvis)


'Elvis Live Live Live - Vol.2' new DVD/CD: Coming soon from Messiah Productions ' Elvis Live Live Live Volume 2': The Cincinnati Special plus the main attraction Elvis On Tour and That's The Way It Is Out-takes in perfect quality.
The DVD includes Johnny B. Goode complete version...Always On My Mind with different camera angles and see Elvis walk out of the studio, an outstanding never released version of Words and the complete Fort Dix farewell interview.
There's more...80 minutes of Elvis in Cincinnati on March 21, 1976, both the afternoon and evening performances with 30 minutes of unreleased footage from the two shows.
If that's not enough a bonus CD of rare tracks with many unreleased versions  come one and all to the video and audio event of the year.
This DVD / CD project is a limited edition....Get one while they last !
Plus Bonus CD
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - undubbed master
She Thinks I Still Care - unedited undubbed master
The Last Farewell - False start, undubbed master
Moody Blue -  overdubbed unedited master
Hurt - undubbed master
Love Coming Down - undubbed master
Sweet Angeline - undubbed master
Fool - long version
I've Lost You - undubbed master
Love Song Of The Year - undubbed master
(News, Source FECC)

Friday 27 May 2011
Three New June FTD releases: On June 21, there will be 3 new releases available from FTD...
‘STAGE REHEARSAL’ a collection of stage rehearsals from 1970, 1972 and 1973 recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (later renamed The Las Vegas Hilton). To be released as a 5" digipack.
Most of these tracks are from Elvis’ fascinating August 10th, 1970 Stage rehearsal. If you like TTWII this will be an essential purchase.
Tracklist 1) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (version 1) 2) I Just Can't Help Believin' 3) Something 4) Sweet Caroline 5) Polk Salad Annie 6) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (version 1) 7) I've Lost You 8) Bridge Over Troubled Water 9) Patch It Up 10) Can't Help Falling In Love 11) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (version 2) 12) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (version 2)
BONUS SONGS - 13) Any Day Now 14) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 15) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (a few lines) 16) Fever 17) Portrait Of My Love 18) I'm Leavin' It All Up To You.

Note that this CD includes two BRAND NEW ELVIS SONGS never officially previously released! Both new songs 'Portrait Of My Love' and 'I'm Leavin' It All Up To You' will be a great addition to any Elvis fans collection who have not previously got them via bootlegs. Plus 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road' and 'Any Day Now' are great rehearsals. The main section of this release is Elvis' August 10th stage rehearsal that everyone should have in their collection - previously on the Bilko 1991 bootleg release 'Hang Loose'.

‘AMARILLO '77; - Recorded March 24, 1977, at Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas. This concert is from Elvis’ second tour of 1977 (of 12 concerts), and has never been previously released, not even on bootleg. Only a few songs from this 1977 tour were released previously on the FTD ‘Spring Tours' compilation. Of particular interest is the selection of Bonus Tracks including a 1977 ‘Steamroller Blues’.
Tracklist 1) That's All Right 2) Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3) Reconsider Baby (intro only) 4) Love Me 5) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 6) You Gave Me a Mountain 7) Jailhouse Rock 8) O Sole Mio/It's Now or Never 9) Little Sister 10) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 11) My Way 12) Band Introductions/Early Mornin' Rain 13) What'd I Say/Johnny B. Goode 14) Band Introductions 15) School Days 16) Hurt 17) Hound Dog 18) Can't Help Falling in Love
BONUS TRACKS - 19) And I Love You So 20) Fever 21) Love Me Tender 22) Blue Suede Shoes 23) Steamroller Blues 24) Help Me 25) Why Me, Lord 26) Bosom of Abraham 27) You Better Run 28) How Great Thou Art 29) Trying to Get to You


‘THE 'POT LUCK' SESSIONS’ Limited Edition 2-DISC Vinyl Set: Following on from the successful HOW GREAT THOU ART vinyl set, FTD is pleased to anounce THE POT LUCK SESSIONS. It contains the best of the outtakes from the hugely successful FTD CD edition. The album is packaged in a gloss gatefold sleeve and features nostalgic original RCA Victor inner bags.
Reasons to Buy
• Due to the increase in material costs, FTD vinyl prices will increase in July 2011. This release is being made available at the current dealer price.
• Back catalogue items that are still available will increase in July too so it is recommended to get orders in now if stock is required.
• Re-mastered from original analogue US tapes
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing

Side 1
1. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 1)
2. Just For Old Time Sake (Take 1)
3. Suspicion (Take 1)
4. Kiss Me Quick* (Take 1)
5. Gonna Get Back Somehow (Take 1)
6. (Such An) Easy Question (Take 2)
7. I Feel That I've Known You Forever (Take 1)
8. She's Not You (Take 1))
9. Night Rider (Take 1 - 0690)

Side 2
1. Something Blue (Take 2)
2. You''l Be Gone (Take 2)
3. Fountain Of Love (Takes 1, 2)
4. That's Someone You Never Forget(Take 1)
5. I'm Yours* (Take 1)
6. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (Take 2)
7. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 2)
8. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 4)

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNetwork)

Side 3
1. She's Not You (Take 2, Wp Take 4)
2. Fountain Of Love (Takes 4, 9)
3. That's Someone You Never Forget ( Take 5)
4. Just For Old Time Sake (Takes 2, 3, 4)
5. (Such An) Easy Question (Takes 1, 3))
6. I'm Yours (Take 2)
7. Night Rider (Takes 1-Fs, 2 - 1006)
Side 4
1. Kiss Me Quick (Take 4)
2. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 5)
3. I'm Yours (Take 5)
4. Night Rider (Take 5 - 0690)
5. Suspicion (Takes 3, 2)
6. I Feel That I've Known You Forever (Takes 4, 3)
7. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (Takes 3, 5)
8. That's Someone You Never Forget (Take 7)

'Keep Rollin' On' new Venus CD: Venus Productions are proud to be able to keep up their image of bringing you quality products with unreleased recordings and an "out of space" sound. This time we'll take you back to Jan/Feb 1969 to the American Sound Studios in Memphis, TN. As a special bonus to you, we've also included four goodies from 1971 & 1973. Sit back and feel the thrill of listening to unreleased versions of songs that Elvis recorded at the height of his career. Be again prepared for a great sound quality. This Special Products, Extended Play release contains the following songs:
Tracklist: 1.I'm Movin' On Take 2 3:03 Jan. 15, 1969 Brass & Backup O.V. 2.In The Ghetto Master 2:55 Jan. 21, 1969 Backup O.V./unrepaired vocal 3.I'll Be There Take 6 2:27 Jan. 23, 1969 Alternate Master 4.Inherit The Wind Alternate vocal 3:29 Jan. 21, 1969 Strings & 1st Backup O.V. - V.O. 5.After Loving You Master 3:16 Feb. 18, 1969 Unedited 6.Any Day Now Master 3:08 Feb. 21, 1969 unedited & unrepaired vocal 7.Mama Liked The Roses Alternate vocal 2:26 Jan. 21, 1969 Undubbed - V.O. 8.It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Master 2:40 Feb. 20, 1969 undubbed 9.You'll Think Of Me Take 14 4:16 Jan. 14, 1969 Unedited - No fade out 10.Good Time Charlie's Got
The Blues Take 8 3:22 Dec. 13, 1973 Unedited - No fade out 11.Lead Me Guide Me Master 2:44 May 17, 1971 12.I've Got Confidence Take 2 3:09 May 18, 1971 Unedited 13.Are You Sincere Take 3 2:13 Sept. 23, 1973 previously unreleased - no B.V. O.V. = overdub V.O. = vocal overdub
Go here for all Elvis CD new releases 2011 . EIN questions whether there is that much new on this release that hasn't already been issued.
(News, Source;Venus)

'Wild Tiger at The Hilton Vol.2' new import CD: The MxF label will release soon the second volume of 'Wild Tiger at The Hilton' featuring the unreleased Vegas September 1, 1974 Midnight Show.
Elvis' performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries a long show which is very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the new song "It's Midnight" and the classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water" sang terrifically. At the same time he worked in heavy rock songs like "Big Boss Man" and the showstopper "If You Talk In Your Sleep" not to forget two classic early 70' singles like 'Until It's Time for You to Go' and 'I'm Leaving' and as you can see from the tracklist no classic oldies in the show. This season will be remembered for the great opening night and naturally for the Closing Nights from the numerous dialogues, but for the superb music too, Elvis looks fantastic and it is clear that despite it all the music keeps his brain active.
The sound is great an unbelievable for an audience recording, We
have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely super quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music.
From the second time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the concert. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is SUPERB the difference from a soundboard recording is minimal, in times of continue re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GREAT audio quality with the unreleased status ….this make Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 2 UNIQUE. Don't miss it!!!!
Tracklist: 1.2001 Theme/Intro 2.See See Rider 3.I Got A Woman/Amen 4.Until It's Time For You To Go 5.If You Love Let Me know 6.It's Midnight 7.Big Boss Man 8.Fever 9.I'm Leaving 10.Softly As I Leave You 11.An American Trilogy 12.It's Now Or Never 13.Introductions 14.If You Talk In My Sleep 15.Why Me Lord 16.Let Me Be There 17.Bridge Over Troubled Water 18.Hawaiin Wedding Song 19.Can't Help Falling Love 20.Closing Vamp
EIN says Buyers Beware - The MxF label described the sound on their Hilton Vol.1 as "an unbelievable audience recording.. great definition to the background music" when in fact it was extremely poor quality with unbearable audience screaming. A few EIN readers commented that "Wild Tiger Vol.1 was so poor I will probably never play it again." Hopefully this show is in better quality. The concert has been out on CDR previously.
(News, Source;MxF)

‘Marching In One Line’ - OUT NOW. From the Showroom label an audience recording from Lake Tahoe 1976, the May 1, 1976, Midnight Show. Previously released on CDR, fans of audience recordings and 1976 might be interested in this ok-for-1976 concert. Elvis’ 1976 Tahoe shows were some of his best of the year and tha audio quality is ok for an audience recording. It comes with a 12-page booklet.
May 1, 1976, Midnight Show, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe
Tracklist: 2001 Theme When The Saints Go Marching In (one line) / See See Rider I Got A Woman / Amen (incl. one line of Early Morning Rain + Fever) Delilah (1 line) Love Me If You Love Me (Let Me Know) You Gave Me A Mountain All Shook Up Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel Fever Rip It Up (one line) My Way Burning Love Band Introductions Solos Love Letters School Days Hurt (with reprise) How Great Thou Art Mystery Train / Tiger Man Can't Help Falling In Love

- (News, Source;Showroom)


'Elvis Superstar Outakes Vol.1': Released in the late 1970s both 'Elvis Superstar Outakes' Volume 1 and Volume 2 are considered these days as true bootleg classics. With the beautiful sleeves they are highly collectable among many Elvis vinyl collectors and mint copies are still sold for huge prices on the internet.
Also, the sound quality and tracklists were outstanding and unheard in those days.
NEDMAC proudly presents these 2 bootleg classics for the first time on Silver Pressed LIMITED EDITION CDs.
These CD releases contains the full original tracklists with, of course, the latest updated sound sources, PLUS many great BONUS tracks that are in the same league as the original songs.
VOLUME 1 IS OUT NOW!!! (Volume 2 will be released in a few weeks)
- Limited Edition of only 500 copies
- Original reproduced sleeves artwork
- 8 page booklet with rarely seen pictures from the Steve Allen & '68 Comeback Show
- Original tracklist PLUS many great BONUS tracks
Be sure you have these CLASSIC in your collection!
Tracklist for VOLUME 1
Steve Allen Show, july 1956
1.Dialoque, 2.I Want You I Need You I Love You, 3.Dialoque, 4.Hound Dog, 5.Comedy Sketch (complete)
NBC TV SPECIAL 1968
6.Road Medley (includes Let Yourself Go/It Hurts Me)
LAS VEGAS AUGUST 1969
7.Yesterday/Hey Jude, 8.Elvis Talks/Introduction of the band/Happy Birthday james Burton
9.In The Ghetto, 10.Suspicious Minds, 11.What'd I Say, 12.Cant Help Falling In Love
Nashville Studios June 1970
13.Bridge Over Troubled Water - vocal repair and overdubs
BONUS TRACKS:
Honolulu Hawaii, March 25, 1961
14.Reconsider Baby, 15.I Need Your Love Tonight
NBC TV SPECIAL 1968
16.A Little Less Conversation
Nashville Studios June 1970
17.You Don’t have to say you love me - take 3, with strings overdubs
18.Heart of Rome - spliced undubbed master
Portland, November 11, 1970
19.How Great Thou Art (first live version!)
Total Playing Time 69 minutes
(News, Source;NedmacRecords)

Saturday 7 May 2011
'Welcome To The Jungle - Hurt' New Import CD: Venus Productions just released a new volume in the Welcome to The Jungle series titled Hurt. As usual, this CD offers you some spectacular recordings from the famous Jungle Room sessions, including some never heard before outtakes. There’s no need to brag again about this release being sensational, having a great sound quality or about the beautiful 16 page booklet, because you all knew that on forehand.
Hear how Elvis and his band go from strength to strength on “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “For The Heart” and “Hurt”.  This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't you dare miss it!!!  If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
Tracklist: 1- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Takes 1,2  5:14; 2- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Take 3  4:07;  3-I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Takes 4,5  3:58;  4- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Undubbed Master 3:40; 5- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Master 3:44;  6- For The Heart Take 1  3:46;  7- For The Heart Takes 2,3  4:15; 8- For The Heart Take 4  4:05;  9- For The Heart  False starts,Take 5  4:30;  10- For The Heart  Undubbed Master  3:26; 11- For The Heart  Master  3:25;  12- Hurt  Take 1  1:16; 
13- Hurt  Take 2  2:19; 14- Hurt  False starts, Take 3  2:47; 15- Hurt  Take 4  1:16;  16- Hurt  Take 5  2:11; 17- Hurt  Take 6  0:46;  18- Hurt  Undubbed Master  2:10;  19- Hurt  remixed  2:07; 20- Hurt  Master  2:10;  21- Hurt  Take 69 (David Briggs Tape X-Rated Version) 2:20
(News, Source;Venus)

'Spanish Eyes By Request' GRM CD Review: On May 16th 1974 Elvis kicked off his 22-concert season at the Sahara Tahoe hotel, his third season at Lake Tahoe. The excellent quality soundboard tape of Elvis' May 24, 1974 Midnight Show was originally released 15 years ago by Fort Baxter. Celebrating Linda Thompson's birthday Elvis was on fine form and sang a personal request for "Spanish Eyes" not something he did too often. The overall set-list was also a good selection, with a fine variety of new songs.   
Now the performance has been re-issued by Gravel Road Music with corrected speed, improved sound and in a super-deluxe package.

EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this upgrade of an old favourite.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

May 5th 1956 - Elvis' very first album 'Elvis Presley' hit the #1 spot on the Billboard charts where it remained on top for 10 solid weeks.
It spent a total of 48 weeks in the billboard charts. Have you got the magnificent FTD Classic Album version of the 'Elvis Presley' LP? Check the review here.
Monday 2 May 2011
'Elvis Is Back!' Legacy Edition review: ‘Elvis Is Back!’ the album that Elvis Presley recorded in Nashville in March and April 1960 is widely regarded as one of the best and most important albums he ever made. A half-century later, "Elvis Is Back" is now coupled with 1961’s "Something For Everybody," an album he recorded back in Nashville one year later. Along with one dozen hit single sides also recorded in Nashville’s famous Studio B and which charted over roughly the same period of time.
The deluxe 'Elvis Is Back!' Legacy Edition" combining these two great albums was released on March 8, 2011.
Following on from the impressive Legacy versions of 'On Stage' and 'From Elvis In Memphis' is this re-release really worth purchasing all over again?
EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new RCA Legacy release.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Monday 25 April 2011 - - 2nd Update

MRS 'G.I Blues - Café Europa Sessions' Review: A 4-CD set plus 100-page book MRS containing nearly 4 hours of Elvis’ officially UNRELEASED studio takes from the ‘Café Europa’ sessions, recorded for the movie ultimately titled G.I.Blues.
The audio contained here include the Master recordings from the original soundtrack album ‘G.I.Blues’ plus, hours of alternate takes of all songs, with all the Elvis studio banter intact and, instilling new insight and live atmosphere into the complete making of this historic movie soundtrack.
These recordings are transferred and processed in 24bit 192k stereo.

Click here for our review including images plus audio assessment - EIN's Piers Beagley has sent in his mini-review from some polynesian island!
(Book/CD Review; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


'You'll Never Walk Alone' New CD: In a couple of days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called 'You'll Never Walk Alone' (SA 2011-20-02). It will feature Elvis' famous July 19th, 1975 8:30 pm show from Uniondale, NY.
17 years ago, Claudia label released this show in slightly incomplete form, using an unknown generation tape copy of the original recording. Straight Arrow managed to obtain the original (mono) tape directly from person who recorded it. No edits - and in the best possible sound! The title-song in particular sounds stunning: a truly goosebump-inducing performance in the best soundquality possible!
As most of die-hard fans know, Elvis' July 1975 tour was one of his best. No need to go into big details. His evening Uniondale concert was of the highest quality - a rockin' setlist, rare songs, great mood and brilliant vocal work.
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, this original recording was completely restored in a studio and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a standard 16-page booklet, including a

collection of photos from the Uniondale 8:30 pm show and a critically written but positive review by Nick Cohn.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" will be released in early May, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain the ultimate release of one of the coolest Elvis shows ever. And as the front cover show, on stage, Elvis was never walking alone!
Tracklist: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Big Boss Man - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Hound Dog - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 18. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 20. Why Me Lord (funny version) - 21. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. You'll Never Walk Alone (Elvis at piano, the only live version) - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 25. Little Darlin' - 26. I'm Leavin' (one to last version) - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
April 25, 2011
(News, Source;SA)

"Elvis - Full Of Rhythm And Blues'' New Import CD: Brookville Records are proud to announce "Elvis - Full Of Rhythm And Blues'', a superb collection of one of Elvis' finest rhythm and blues recordings. All areas are selected: the early 50s, the swingin' 60s and the glittering 70s.
Elvis was influenced by the blues as a music genre. Big Mama Thornton, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, The Prisonaires, Lowell Fulson, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Fats Domino and many others were all admired by Elvis who recorded many of their songs while traces of their music, delivery and style are evident in many of his other recordings.
In Memphis Elvis listened to Dewey Phillip’s ‘Red, White and Blue’ show on WHBQ. Phillips (like his Sun Studios counterpart with the same name) offered a show which pushed at the boundaries and allowed teenagers (both black and white) to ‘get down and dirty’. For white youth this was the avenue they needed to escape the mainstream conservatism of the music revered by their parents.
One of the finest white blues singers the world has ever known, Joe Cocker, went on record as saying that Elvis was the greatest white blues singer in the world.
Elvis’s blues legacy has never been fully examined and is generally little appreciated.
It's strange that, despite 2 albums that were officaily released in the 1980s ( 'Reconsider Baby' and 'Blues') there are not many Elvis Blues albums in the collection of the devoted Elvis fan.
''Full Of Rhythm And Blues'' is a fantastic 25 track album. Elvis didn't merely cover blues songs, he made them is own.
- 25 Tracks, Many Rare Recordings, 4 "Unreleased" Tracks (EIN notes, ie new edits)
Read EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Sings The Blues - a Definitive Album'
That's All Right - Live, October 16, 1954
So Glad You're Mine - master
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - take 5
Baby, Let's Play House - Live, February 4, 1956
Don't Leave Me Now - take 13
Ain't That Loving You Baby - take 1
A Mess of Blues - take 3
Like A Baby - spliced take *
Give Me the Right - take 2
I Feel So Bad - take 1
Beach Boy Blues - take 3
Little Sister - take 6
(News, Source;Brookville)
Tomorrow Night - 1965 overdub (correct speed)
Hard Luck - master
Down in the Alley - take 1
City By Night - take 10
Big Boss Man - take 2
When it Rains It Really Pours - rehearsal, June 24, 1968 (edit) *
Tiger Man - Rehearsal, June 25, 1968 (edit) *
One Night - Live, February 23, 1970 (Elvis on Electric Guitar)
Stranger in My Own Home Town - Rehearsal, July 24, 1970
My Baby left Me -rehearsal july 29, 1970 (edit) *
Steamroller Blues - Live, January 12, 1973 (alternate mix)
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - take 6
Reconsider Baby - Live, February 21, 1977
* unreleased in this form

'Matinee Majesty' Import CD OUT NOW: Straight Arrow's new CD called 'Matinee Majesty' (SA 2011-19-02) as recorded at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday, June 26th, 1976, 2:30PM is out now.
Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".
The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the
sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.
Click here for details and tracklist.
(News, Source;SA)

New FTDs being released next week: The highly anticipated FTD release of 'Guitar Man' plus the CD only 'Live In LA' will be released next week.

 

 


(News, Source;FTD)



'Spanish Eyes: By Request' OUT NOW: Gravelroad Music's new release 'SPANISH EYES: BY REQUEST', Elvis live at the Sahara Tahoe in May 1974 is out now. This absolutely excellent tape, from the Tahoe Friday, May 24, 1974 MS, was the very first available soundboard recording from Lake Tahoe, released in 1995 by Fort Baxter. At this show Elvis was heard taking a personal request for "Spanish Eyes," not something he did too often...
Early comments about the new release are positive.
" The design is certainly an improvement over the cardboard sleeve of the original. A nice booklet, containing mainly shots of Elvis in the rainbow suit completes the nice cover. I belong to the lucky bastards that received an invitation for opening night on almost A4 format, okay it is almost 30 years too late, but still... also a greeting card - used for confirmation - was added. Both cards carry great shots from Aloha and I am told the originals are very rare!
The soundquality has certainly improved. There is more "space" and that makes the show more lively and most important: the speed is corrected."

EIN will post its full review asap.

The booklet is filled with Tahoe '74 facts, photos and detailed liner notes, there is also a reproduction of the rare May 1974 Sahara Tahoe reservation postcard with the color photo of Elvis on back, and another menu-sized, "Your Personal Invitation" card with the invite on the flip-side. Both of these collectables are very hard to find, and suitable for framing. Go to EIN’s 2011 Elvis CD releases for full tracklist & details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'An Afternoon In The Garden' back in Billboard Charts yet Again! During the past couple of months the 'An Afternoon In The Garden' album has re-entered and left the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. It is back again this week re-entering at #123 with a star denoting greatest airplay and sales gain. It has also re-entered the Catalog Album Charts at No.12 with a star.
It is interesting, apart from being a great album, as to why this particular one should be getting so much chart success now, even performing better than the recent 'Elvis Is Back' Legacy release.
We are informed that the album is on sale for $5, along with others, at such stores as Walmart.
Click here to buy for only US$10 from Amazon
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 9 April 2011

'GI Blues: The Cafe Europa Sessions' 4 CD Deluxe Set - OUT NOW: This special 4 CD-Set/100 page book contains nearly 4 hours of Elvis’ officially UNRELEASED studio takes from the ‘Café Europa’ sessions, recorded for the movie ultimately titled G.I.Blues.
The audio contained here include the Master recordings from the original soundtrack album ‘G.I.Blues’ plus, hours of alternate takes of all songs, with all the Elvis studio banter intact and, instilling new insight and live atmosphere into the complete making of this historic movie soundtrack.
These recordings are transferred and processed in 24bit 192k stereo. ALL of the outakes contained in this 4 CD set were NOT published during the 50 year period from when it was recorded thus making this set a legal Public Domain release.

In addition to these rare recordings, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and goes behind the scenes, with full text and documentation and includes contributions from

Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and a forward by Sid Tepper who co- wrote the songs ‘Shoppin’ Around’ and the title song ‘G.I.Blues’.
The 4CD set features an incredible 103 tracks - see stunning tracklist below.
For the BEST price - Click here to order from Amazon, only £29.90 or US$50.
Tracklisting:
CD 1 (67:16)
Master Recordings
1. Shoppin´ Around
2. Didja´ Ever
3. Doin´ The Best I Can
4. G.I. Blues
5. Frankfort Special
6. Tonight Is So Right For Love
7. Big Boots
8. What´s She Really Like
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. Wooden Heart
11. Pocketful Of Rainbows)
Studio Outakes
12. Shoppin´ Around (Instrumental Takes 1,2)
13. Shoppin´ Around (Instrumental Take 4)
14. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Takes 2,4,6 - 9)
15. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Take 10)
16. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Take 11)
17. Doin´ The Best I Can (Takes 1,2,4,5 - 8)
18. Doin´ The Best I Can (Take 13))
19. G.I. Blues (Takes 2,3,4)
20. G.I. Blues (Take 7)
21. G.I. Blues (Takes 8 -10 Pickup)
22. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 4)
23. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Takes 5,6)
24. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 7)

CD 2 (73:51)
1. What´s She Really Like (Takes 1 - 4)
2. What´s She Really Like (Take 5)
3. Frankfort Special (Takes 1,3 - 7)
4. Frankfort Special (Take 8)
5. Frankfort Special (Takes 9 -12)
6. Frankfort Special (Take 13)
7. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 8)
8. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 9)
9. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 10)
10. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 11)
11. Whistling Blues (Take 1)
12. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (Takes 1 - 3)
13. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (Take 4)
14. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 2)
15. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 3)
16. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 4)
17. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 5)
18. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 6,7)
19. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 1)
20. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 20)
21. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 4)
22. What´s She Really Like (Takes 6 -10)
23. What´s She R eally Like (Take 11)
24. What´s She Really Like (Takes 12,13)
25. What´s She Really Like (Takes 14 – 16)
26. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Take 17-18)
27. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Take 19)

CD 3 (63:44)
1. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 20)
2. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 21)
3. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 22)
4. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 1)
5. Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1)
6. Wooden Heart (Take 4)
7. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 3)
8. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 4 - 6)
9. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 7)
10. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 8)
11. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 9)
12. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 10)
13. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 11,12)
14. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 13,14)
15. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 17)
16. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 18,19)
17. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 20)
18. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 1,23,24)
19. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 25,26)
20. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 28)
21. Big Boots (Mid Tempo) (Take 2)
22. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (Takes 1 - 3,6)
23. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (Take 7)
24. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 1)
25. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 2)

CD 4 (45:05)
01. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Takes 1 - 3,6,7)
02. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 8)
03. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 9)
04. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 10)
05. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 1
06. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 5a)
07. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 5b)
08. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 6)
09. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 8)
10. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Take 9)
11. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Takes 10, 11)
12. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Takes 12, 16)
13. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Insert) (Takes 1, 2)
14. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (Takes 1 - 5)
15. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (Take 6)
16. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version/Insert) (Takes 1 - 4)
17. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Takes 1 - 3)
18. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Take 4)
19. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Take 5)
Bonus
20. Radio Spot 1 (UK)
21. Radio Spot 2(UK)
22. Radio Spot 3 (UK)
23. Radio Spot 4 (UK)
24. Radio Spot 1 (Australia)
25. Radio Spot 2 (Australia)
26. Movie Trailer Soundtrack 1
27. Movie Trailer Soundtrack 2
TOTAL 4 CD RUNNING TIME: 4 hours 10 minutes

'On A Jet To The Promised Land' new Venus EP: Venus Productions are proud to announce their latest release "On A Jet To The promised land". By now it should be clear that Venus always delivers top notch products, with unreleased recordings and "out of space" sound quality. Here they surprise us again with unreleased studio recordings from the December 1973 "Promised Land" sessions, the sound quality is again better than ever before. On this Special Edition, Extended Play release you'll find the following treasures:
1 Promised Land Take 1 2:32 , 2 There's A Honky Tonk Angel ( who takes me back in ) ** Take 1 3:22,
3 There's A Honky Tonk Angel Fs, Take 2 1:41, 4 There's A Honky Tonk Angel Take 3 3:35, 5 My Boy * Take 1 3:37, 6 My Boy * Take 2 3:54, 7 Love Song Of The Year Take 1 3:35, 8 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming ** FS, Take 4 3:25, 9 Thinking About You * FS, Take 3 5:05, * Previously released ** Unedited
(News, Source;Venus)

Wednesday 30 March 2011
'Spanish Eyes: By Request' New Import CD: Gravelroad Music (GRM) returns with yet another great package like ELVIS: GOOD TO BE BACK, this time it's SPANISH EYES: BY REQUEST, Elvis live at the Sahara Tahoe in May 1974.  This absolutely excellent tape, from the Tahoe Friday, May 24, 1974 MS, was the very first available soundboard recording from Lake Tahoe, released in 1995 by Fort Baxter.  At this show Elvis was heard taking a personal request for "Spanish Eyes," not something he did too often... 
Now the performance is presented by GRM at the correct speed, with improved sound and in a super-deluxe package.  Along with a booklet filled with Tahoe '74 facts, photos and detailed liner notes, there is also a reproduction of the rare May 1974 Sahara Tahoe reservation postcard with the color photo of Elvis on back, and another menu-sized, "Your Personal Invitation" card with the invite on the flip-side.  Both of these collectables are very hard to find, and suitable for framing.
GRM would like to consider this YOUR personal invitation to the May 24, 1974 midnight show at the SAHARA TAHOE.  For new fans
the show will be a thrill and for longtime fans, an absolute rediscovery.  This show captures Elvis being happy and giving his best.
Tracklist: 1. C. C. Rider  2. I Got A Woman / Amen  3. Love Me   4. Tryin' To Get To You  5. All Shook Up  6. Love Me Tender  7. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  8. Hound Dog  9. Fever  10. Polk Salad Annie  11. Why Me Lord (with reprise)  12. Suspicious Minds  13. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra  14. I Can't Stop Loving You  15. Help Me  16. Bridge Over Troubled Water  17. Let Me Be There  18. Spanish Eyes  19. Big Boss Man  20. Funny How Time Slips Away  21. Can't Help Falling In Love  22. Closing Vamp
Running time: 62:00
All tracks are 24-bit restored and remastered for a fresh, high fidelity sound.
(News, Source;GRM)

'From Tahoe To Vegas' Import CD Out Now: SR Records have just released "From Tahoe to Vegas" with the focus on Elvis' July & August 1971. From the Publicity Release (the poor grammar is as emailed)
>> This import comes in deluxe long digipack, double CD pack is the second SR release dedicated onto July Tahoe engagement. As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the Lake Tahoe July 1971 season presents Him at the top, of his possibility but in the same time with a sort of continuity in the next month in Vegas He still able to delivery solid shows although shorter overall to the end of the Season. Here are presented three unreleased complete shows in a very good audio quality coming from early generation tapes. Here you have the possibility to listed officially the second show from Tahoe 71 ever in the best audio quality ever…we work on the tape to give you to the possibility to listen with pleasure one of the best show ever of Elvis in the seventy. We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation Of the audience recording you can listen in a very

balanced form all the instruments and Elvis super powerful voice. The show is fantastic and the track listing is very interesting with a lot of rare songs as MY BABE, I JUST CAN'T Help Believing and Help ME MAKE THROUGH THE NIGHT and with the unusual conclusion with Bridge over troubled water.. The Other Two Shows coming form August 26 and 27 midnight Show in spite Elvis' starting to feel the tire from both of the season, They are still solid with a superb audio, overall in the August 27 He sound terrific full of vocal energy with a tape with a full sharp sound that give justice to the listener. No surprises on the track list but all the songs are delivered with energy and solid enthusiasm. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period. We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best. Again We are happy to give you the possibility to listen for the second time a show from Like Tahoe 71. For the Third time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of both the Seasons. Don't miss it.<<<
EIN however suspects this of being a poor quality copy of a cdr that's been available for years.
Click here to July 24th 1971 concert sound example - Thanks to Ciscoking.
(News, Source;email/FECC/CiscoKing)

New Public Domain CD Releases: There are several Public Domain release out now capitalising on the 50-year EU law public domain stretching into 1960.
'Elvis Is Back' - from the Play-24-7 label combining Elvis two 1960 original albums 'Hand In Mine' and "Elvis Is Back" together in their "The Original Masters Collection".
'Simply Elvis' - Another from the Play 24/7 label a 2CD-set in their "Original Masters Collection" series.
'The Complete 59 - 60 Sessions' - From the The Chrome Dreams label combining all of Elvis vinyl releases from the period plus Elvis' performances on the TV show with Frank Sinatra.

Note that if the Sinatra songs came from the BMG "Elvis 60's box-set" then the Public Domain law on this would not apply.


(News, Source;EIN/Elvis75)


'Elvis Is Back' Enters Billboard Album Chart: 'Elvis Is Back' (Legacy Edition) enters the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No.199 for week ending 26th March.
It is also No.29 on Billboard’s Top Catalog albums.
EIN contributor Brian Quinn notes that, "I thought it would have done much better considering it has been in and around the Amazon Top 100 Albums mark for several weeks. Hopefully, it will improve next week."
So do we!


(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


 

Thursday 17 March 2011

'Matinee Majesty' new Import CD: In a few days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called 'Matinee Majesty' (SA 2011-19-02) as recorded at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday, June 26th, 1976, 2:30PM.
Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".
The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the
sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.
"Matinee Majesty" will be released in March, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool show from The King. It is a magical prequel of another Providence concert, the one from May 23, 1977, released by Straight Arrow just a few weeks ago!

Tracklist: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2. C. C. Rider - 3. I Got A Woman / Amen - 4. Love Me - 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 6. You Gave Me A Mountain - 7. All Shook Up - 8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 9. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie (false start only) / Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 22. Hurt - 23. Hurt (reprise) - 24. Hound Dog - 25. Funny How Time Slips Away - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approximate running time: 61:16

(News, Source;SA)

 


'Leaving Jackson On Fire' New Venus Release: Venus Productions will soon release their third  book / CD set as a beautiful hardcover book and featuring the soundboard recording of June 9, 1975 evening from Jackson, MS in great sound quality. This show has been previously released 15 years ago under the title ''Cut 'Em Down To Size''. No doubts several fans missed it back then but well worth the wait as this new packaging is superbly presented and in great sound quality.
Like ''Black Angels In Vegas'' and ''Bringing It All Back Home" this set includes many beautiful colour photographs and liner notes spread over 80 pages.
1- Intro; 2- See See Rider ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen ( sp ) ; 4- Love Me ; 5- If You Love Me, Let Me Know ; 6- Love Me Tender ( false start ) / All Shook Up ; 7- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ; 8- Hound Dog ; 9- The Wonder Of You ; 10- Polk Salad Annie ; 11- Introduction of the vocalists, John W. and James Burton ; 12- Johnny B. Goode ; 13- Drum solo ; 14- Bass solo ; 15- Piano solo ; 16 -Introduction of Charlie H., Voice and Joe Guercio ; 17- School Day ; 18- T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; 19- Why Me Lord ; 20- Let Me Be There ; 21- An American Trilogy ; 22- Funny How Slips Away ; 23- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ; 24- Help Me Make It Through The Night ; 25- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp
Tracks 1 & 2 : June 10, 1975. Track 3 : June 10, 1975 with ending spliced from June 9, 1975.
See EIN's recent review of the excellent Venus set 'Bringing It All Back Home'
(News, Source;Venus)

'Scope´s Hope – Elvis Sells Out' New Import CD: The brandnew BSM Label brings you an audience recording of Elvis Presley´s show in Norfolk, Virginia of July 20, 1975 - 2:30PM (Matinee Performance). The cd has a running time of 79:50 min! The summer tour of 1975, with the exception of the final five city tour of 1976, can easily be considered the last great stand Elvis made. He was healthier, happier, and less distracted by his personal life on stage than he had been in 1973 and 1974. Back was an Elvis filled with happiness to be touring. He was having a very good time with slightly different setlists, his good ole´ TCB band, and the audience. He also pulled out many rare songs, even songs he had never performed live before, and mixed up his set list quite a bit on this summer tour. He was singing with power and inspiration.
Especially in this Norfolk matinee performance he did an extremely powerful version of 'How Great Thou Art' and a rare "Promised Land". So have fun and enjoy the first release by BSM! Every copy of this cd comes with an 20 page booklet full of information regarding the show PLUS an extra poster containing the photo from the front cover of the cd booklet!
To be released March 11, 2011.
Tracklisting: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Big Boss Man 05. Love Me (with false start) 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 07. Love Me Tender 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Dont Be Cruel / 10. Hound Dog 11. The Wonder Of You 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Johnny B Goode (James Burton) 15. Suzie Q (James Burton) 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff ) 18. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 19. School Day 20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 21. Why Me Lord ? 22. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 23. Let Me Be There 24. Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Little Darlin' 26. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 27. Promised Land 28. Can't Help Falling In Love 29. Closing Vamp (News, Source;FECC)


'Vegas Variety Vol. 5' new Import CD: Rainbow Records is back with a brand new release and it is the 5th volume in the popular "Vegas Variety" - series. You won't believe what you´ll hear – expect the unexpected!
Question: How many concerts do you know where Elvis performed a medley of "Hound Dog - I've Lost You - Hound Dog"? You don't have to answer. Just let us know if you can imagine a Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck- and Glen Campbell- impersonation by Elvis on "Polk Salad Annie" (at a later part of the song) where he finally says "Me", impersonating himself and receiving rapturous applause. Or a totally crazy version of "You´ve Lost That Lovin´ Feelin´" where Elvis changes the lyrics like this: "You Never Close Your Legs…" And probably an even more crazy short, funny and much to fast version of "Love Me Tender".
Not to mention that hearing another mindblowing "Blue Suede Shoes - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Blue Suede Shoes" Medley from 1970 is simply breathtaking. It is also a real surprise that Elvis is able to do such an incredible rundown on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" just a couple of minutes later.
You may still wonder what makes this concert so special? Well, obviously the fact that this show has happened and until now all the

Elvis books did not know about it and have miscalculated the total shows for Elvis 3rd Vegas engagement. The fan who recorded this show labeled the tape as "September 6, 1970 - 3 AM" being the 3rd Show of that day. We have no reason to doubt this.
It's pure Elvis. He's raw and wild, crazy and weird but funny all the time. It seems he's just enjoying whatever he is doing on stage. Rainbow Records was able to work from the original tape from the fan who also recorded the previously released November 12, 1970 show called "The Essence of Energy". So you know what to expect soundwise - but anyhow the content will blow you away!
As always you can expect a high quality 20 pages booklet with never before seen memorabilia from the International Hotel, with rare photos and an interview with "That's The Way it Is" producer Denis Sanders.

(News, Source;Rainbow)


Strange German Re-Release Of "30 # 1 Hits": The King's World reports that there will be another re-release of the very successful album "Elvis 30 # 1 Hits" in Germany, which appears to be somewhat strange. Obviously the cd will be issued by the publishing company "Reclam", which usually produces books of all kind including many school-books.
The cd is called "All Time Best", but features the same content like "30 # 1 Hits". Release date is March 25th, 2011. Until now we don't have any information, if the cd will be regularly sold at record stores or offered at book stores or will be available by mail order only

.
(News, Source:The KingsWorld)


Two new MEMORY import CDs out soon! The Memory label is back!
- Burst Of Fire: As recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, at the Hilton Hotel Showroom, August 25th, 1973 Dinner show. 
The first CD is called "BURST OF FIRE" (CD MR 2060-2) and is a solid Las Vegas show with a strong setlist. Among the highlights are "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Release Me" and "An American Trilogy". Lisa Marie was in the audience and Elvis sings "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for her. 
This recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded tape. For the majority of collectors this will be a new, previously unknown show, coming from a recently found cassette! The CD booklet will contain a collection of August/September 1973 photos and liner notes. 
Tracks:  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. C. C. Rider, 3. I Got A Woman / Amen, 4. Love Me, 5. Steamroller Blues, 6. You Gave Me A Mountain, 7. Blue Suede Shoes, 8. Rock medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog, 9. Love Me Tender, 10. Fever, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. Band Introductions, 14. Release Me, 15. Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 16. An American Trilogy, 17. A Big Hunk O'Love, 18. Heartbreak Hotel (incomplete), 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (incomplete), 20. Can't Help Falling In Love, 21. Closing Vamp.  Running time: 52:22 
- Elvis At Bay: As recorded live in St. Petersburg, FL, at the Bayfront Center, September 3rd, 1976.  
The second CD is titled "ELVIS AT BAY" (CD MR 2061-2) and dates from a rather uneven Elvis tour. Nevertheless, the last few shows were of a solid standard, compared with the first ones in Houston, San Antonio & Macon. The Bayfront Center performance is one of finest shows of the tour. Elvis is focused, his voice is strong, he’s giving good versions of songs like "And I Love You So", "America", "Polk Salad Annie" & "Hurt". He is also in an exceptionally good mood, joking with Charlie ("I guess they understand how lonely Charlie's been...") and with the audience ("What do you think? I'm the Pope and I'm gonna bless you? No way.")
This recording was taken directly from the original tape obtained from the person who recorded the show. His own memories of the show are presented inside the booklet. All accompanying photographs were taken in St. Petersburg, September 3, 1976.
Tracks: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. C. C. Rider, 3. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen, 4. Love Me, 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 6. You Gave Me A Mountain, 7. And I Love You So, 8. Jailhouse Rock, 9. Help Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise), 13. Polk Salad Annie, 14. Band Introductions, 15. Early Morning Rain, 16. What'd I Say, 17. Johnny B. Goode, 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt), 19. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff), 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown), 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs), 22. Love Letters, 23. School Day, 24. Hurt, 25. Hound Dog, 26. Funny How Time Slips Away, 27. Medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 28. Can't Help Falling In Love, 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.  
Running time: 68:41
(News, Source;Memory)

Wednesday 2 March 2011

'Elvis Sings Guitar Man' new FTD: 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man' is announced as the next FTD release, set for April 6th. As with the classic album releases of 'Standing Room Only' and 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man' is an album that never was, but in our opinion should have been. So here it is.
DISC 1
1) Guitar Man 2:22
2) Tomorrow Is A Long Time 5:24
3) Big Boss Man 2:54
4) Love Letters 2:52
5) Indescribably Blue 2:50
6) Fools Fall In Love 2:08
7) Hi-Heel Sneakers 2:48
8) Down In The Alley 2:54
9) Come What May 2:03
10) Mine 2:39
11) Just Call Me Lonesome 2:08
12) You Don't Know Me 2:32
13) Singing Tree 2:22
14) I'll Remember You 2:48
BONUS SONG
15) Beyond The Reef (overdubbed version)
FIRST TAKES
16) Guitar Man – takes 1,2,5 4:22
17) Tomorrow Is A Long Time – takes 1,2 6:15
18) Big Boss Man – take 2 3:35
19) Love Letters –take 2 2:53
20) Fools Fall In Love – takes 1,4 2:40
21) Hi-Heel Sneakers – take 5 4:58
22) Down In The Alley – take 1 3:13
23) Come What May – take 2 2:12
24) Singing Tree – take 1 3:11
25) I’ll Remember You – vocal overdub take 2 4:14
DISC 2
May 1966 sessions
1) Down In The Alley – takes 2,3,4 2:18
2) Down In The Alley – take 6 2:51
3) Love Letters – takes 3,4,5,7 4:39
4) Love Letters – take 8 3:12
5) Beyond The Reef – takes 1,2 (undubbed master) 5:42
6) Come What May – takes 3,4 2:27
7) Come What May – take 6 2:07
8) Come What May – take 7 – 2:21

(News, Source:ElvisMatters)

June 1966 sessions
9) Indescribably – (vocal overdub) take 1 2:55
10) I’ll Remember You – (unedited master) vocal overdub 1 4:10
1967 Sessions
11) Guitar Man – takes 7,9 2:52
12) Guitar Man – take 10 2:55
13) Guitar Man – takes 11, 12 (unedited/undubbed master) 4:02
14) Big Boss Man – takes 1,3,4,5 3:19
15) Big Boss Man – takes 7, 9 3:48
16) Singing Tree – takes 2,4 3:28
17) Singing Tree – take 8 3:03
18) Singing Tree – takes 10,13 3:44
19) Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:55
20) Just Call Me Lonesome – takes 5,6 2:31
21) Hi-Heel Sneakers – takes 1,6 2:51
22) Hi-Heel Sneakers – take 7 – (unedited master) 4:57
23) You Don’t Know Me – take 2 2:57
24) Singing Tree – (remake) takes 1,2,3 3:21


'Elvis Live in LA' New FTD: As with 'The Way It Was' and 'Rockin' Across Texas', FTD will release a 5" CD only version of this book project: "Live in LA". (FTD does NOT plan to release "CD only" versions of 'Flashback' and 'Writing For The King').
Tracklist:
1: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2: See See Rider, 3: I Got A Woman/Amen
4: Love Me, 5: Trying To Get To You, 6: All Shook Up, 7: Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 8: Love Me Tender, 9: Steamroller Blues, 10: Hound Dog, 11: Fever, 12: Polk Salad Annie, 13: Why Me Lord, 14: Suspicious Minds, 15: Introductions, 16: I Can't Stop Loving You, 17: Help Me, 18: American Trilogy, 19: Let Me Be There, 20: Funny How Time Slips Away, 21: Big Boss Man (San Bernardino May 10 1974),
22: Can't Help Falling In Love (San Bernardino May 10 1974)
Bonus - You Can Have Her (audience recording)
Go here for EIN's review of the 'LIVE in LA' Book/CD
(News, Source:ElvisMatters)

‘Café Europa Sessions' New MRS release: The MRS press release states that, This special 4 CD-Set/100 page book contains nearly 4 hours of Elvis’ officially UNRELEASED studio takes from the ‘Café Europa’ sessions, recorded for the movie ultimately titled G.I.Blues.
The audio contained here include the Master recordings from the original soundtrack album ‘G.I.Blues’ plus, hours of alternate takes of all songs, with all the Elvis studio banter intact and, instilling new insight and live atmosphere into the complete making of this historic movie soundtrack.
These recordings are transferred and processed in 24bit 192k stereo. ALL of the outakes contained in this 4 CD set were NOT published during the 50 year period from when it was recorded. MRS reserves all rights of action against any third party interfering with the lawful distribution of this product.

In addition to these rare recordings, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and goes behind the scenes, with full text and documentation and includes contributions from Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and a forward by Sid Tepper who co- wrote the songs ‘Shoppin’ Around’ and the title song ‘G.I.Blues’.
The four CD set features an incredible 103 tracks.
Click here to order from Amazon, only £28.00 or US$45.
Out EU Wide - 21st March 2011.
Tracklisting:
CD 1 (67:16)
Master Recordings
1. Shoppin´ Around
2. Didja´ Ever
3. Doin´ The Best I Can
4. G.I. Blues
5. Frankfort Special
6. Tonight Is So Right For Love
7. Big Boots
8. What´s She Really Like
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. Wooden Heart
11. Pocketful Of Rainbows)
Studio Outakes
12. Shoppin´ Around (Instrumental Takes 1,2)
13. Shoppin´ Around (Instrumental Take 4)
14. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Takes 2,4,6 - 9)
15. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Take 10)
16. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, Take 11)
17. Doin´ The Best I Can (Takes 1,2,4,5 - 8)
18. Doin´ The Best I Can (Take 13))
19. G.I. Blues (Takes 2,3,4)
20. G.I. Blues (Take 7)
21. G.I. Blues (Takes 8 -10 Pickup)
22. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 4)
23. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Takes 5,6)
24. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 7)

CD 2 (73:51)
1. What´s She Really Like (Takes 1 - 4)
2. What´s She Really Like (Take 5)
3. Frankfort Special (Takes 1,3 - 7)
4. Frankfort Special (Take 8)
5. Frankfort Special (Takes 9 -12)
6. Frankfort Special (Take 13)
7. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 8)
8. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 9)
9. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 10)
10. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 11)
11. Whistling Blues (Take 1)
12. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (Takes 1 - 3)
13. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (Take 4)
14. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 2)
15. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 3)
16. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 4)
17. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 5)
18. Big Boots (Fast Version) (Take 6,7)
19. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 1)
20. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 20)
21. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (Take 4)
22. What´s She Really Like (Takes 6 -10)
23. What´s She R eally Like (Take 11)
24. What´s She Really Like (Takes 12,13)
25. What´s She Really Like (Takes 14 – 16)
26. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Take 17-18)
27. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Take 19)

CD 3 (63:44)
1. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 20)
2. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 21)
3. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat) (Insert) (Take 22)
4. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 1)
5. Blue Suede Shoes (Take 1)
6. Wooden Heart (Take 4)
7. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 3)
8. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 4 - 6)
9. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 7)
10. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 8)
11. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 9)
12. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 10)
13. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 11,12)
14. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 13,14)
15. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 17)
16. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 18,19)
17. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 20)
18. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 1,23,24)
19. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Takes 25,26)
20. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 28)
21. Big Boots (Mid Tempo) (Take 2)
22. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (Takes 1 - 3,6)
23. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (Take 7)
24. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 1)
25. Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 2)

CD 4 (45:05)
01. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Takes 1 - 3,6,7)
02. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 8)
03. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 9)
04. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (Take 10)
05. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 1
06. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 5a)
07. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 5b)
08. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 6)
09. Tonight´s All Right for Love (Take 8)
10. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Take 9)
11. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Takes 10, 11)
12. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Takes 12, 16)
13. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Insert) (Takes 1, 2)
14. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (Takes 1 - 5)
15. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (Take 6)
16. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version/Insert) (Takes 1 - 4)
17. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Takes 1 - 3)
18. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Take 4)
19. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instru) (Take 5)
Bonus
20. Radio Spot 1 (UK)
21. Radio Spot 2(UK)
22. Radio Spot 3 (UK)
23. Radio Spot 4 (UK)
24. Radio Spot 1 (Australia)
25. Radio Spot 2 (Australia)
26. Movie Trailer Soundtrack 1
27. Movie Trailer Soundtrack 2
TOTAL 4 CD RUNNING TIME: 4 hours 9 minutes 47 seconds

 

In addition to these rare recordings, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and goes behind the scenes, with full text and documentation and includes contributions from Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and a forward by Sid Tepper who co- wrote the songs ‘Shoppin’ Around’ and the title song ‘G.I.Blues’.


The four CD set features an incredible 103 tracks.
Click here to order from Amazon, only £28.00 or US$45.


Out EU Wide - 21st March 2011.

(News,Source;MRS)


'At Cazzie's House' new Ann Arbor release: The Touchdown label will release the CD At Cazzie's House, containing the show in Ann Arbor on April 24, 1977.  "Feel the excitement of the audibly enthusiastic audience while you're listening to an excellent sounding and complete audience recording", is what the producers say. The CD will hit the street at the end of March.
Tracklisting. 1] Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2] See See Rider, 3] I Got A Woman / Amen, 4] Elvis Welcomes The Audience, 5] Love Me, 6] If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 7] You Gave Me A Mountain, 8] Trying To Get To You, 9] 0 Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never, 10] Blue Hawaii (exc.), 11] Little Sister, 12] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be , ruel, 13] Help Me, 14] My Way, 15] Polk Salad Annie, 16] Band Introductions, 17] Early Morning Rain, 18] What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode, 19] Ronnie Tutt Solo, 20] Jerry Scheff Solo, 21] Tony Brown Solo, 22] Bobby Odgin Solo, 23] School Days, 24] Hurt (with reprise), 25] Hound Dog, 26] Unchained Melody, 27] Little Darlin`, 28] Can't Help Falling In Love, 29] Closing Vamp, 30] Closing Announcement.
(News, Source;FECC)

'Good To Be Back' CD Review: Elvis was back in top form vocally in late ’75 after a three month relax - and the December 13th, Midnight Show stands out as one of the finest from this engagement. This show was the first soundboard to be released on bootleg back in ’91, causing quite a sensation at the time. 20 years on, Gravel Road Music have re-released the album using renowned ProTools technology to improve the sound quality to the best.
Presented in a stunning digi-pack with numerous photos from the actual show, memorabilia related to this engagement, intelligently written liner-notes packed in a 28 pages booklet. The release also features a special limited 'Concert Tour ’75 Photo Folio' with some totally new color photos in high quality from the '75 Tours.

Go here as EIN contributor Armond Joseph reviews this great release.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Australian 'Elvis is Back!' 2-CD Legacy Edition OUT NOW: Despite notifications that the 'Elvis Is Back! 2-CD Legacy Edition' release was delayed one week, it is out now in Australia, and was in the shops February 26th. The Australian version is not an imported version as noted on other Elvis websites.

Two words exploded worldwide on December 19, 1957 – “Elvis Drafted!” – but three words resounded across the universe even more explosively on March 3, 1960: “Elvis Is Back!”  the album that Elvis Presley began recording in Nashville on March 20th, and finished in the legendary overnight session of April 3-4th, is widely regarded as possibly the best album he ever made.
A half-century later, "Elvis Is Back" is now coupled with 1961’s "Something For Everybody," an album he recorded back in Nashville one year later.

Along with one dozen hit single sides recorded (also in Nashville) and charted over roughly the same period of time, the deluxe "ELVIS IS BACK: LEGACY EDITION" is OUT NOW. 
Click here for US order - only US$16. Click here for Australian order - only AU$22 Don't believe other Elvis sites making you pay more!
(News, Source;EIN)

'Bringing It All Back Home' CD/Book Review: From Venus productions last year, a double CD/Book set of Elvis performing in Memphis. The first CD contains the matinée performance of March 16, 1974, his first live appearance in his hometown since 1961. The second CD features the only performance by Elvis at the Mid-South Coliseum on June 10th 1975. Both concerts are still NOT officially released and Venus have created a high-quality production with a delightful 132 page book full of great photographs and text. The notes say that the source used was the "first generation soundboard tapes" and it sure sounds like it! Both concerts are in great quality and deserve to be released by FTD!

As we head into 2011 EIN looks back to check out a few favourite releases from last year.
Go here for lots of images from this neat publication as EIN's Piers Beagley gives this a thumbs up!

(CD Reviews; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


New Euro P.D. Budget CDs coming soon. The King's World reports that within the next few weeks several new Elvis budget Public Domain cds will be released in Europe. The following items are under way to super markets and low-price stores mainly:
"Movie Hits" (2-cd set, label "Not Now")
"Legends" (2-cd set, label "Wagram")
"Gospel Time" (cd, label "Cargo Records")
"Elvis Sings Songs From His Movies" (3-cd box set, Label "Cargo Records")
Exact track listings of the products are unknown until now, but the albums will certainly feature public domain songs only.
(News, Source:The King'sWorld)


Saturday 19 February 2011

Rave Review from Rolling Stone for "Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition": Fifty years since its release, Rolling Stone magazine is raving over the upcoming re-release "Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition." The magazine gives the album a whopping 4.5 stars, saying "it might be the the king's greatest noncompilation LP: wildy varied material, revelatory singing, impeccable stereo sound.
Elvis Presley began recording "Elvis Is Back!"
in Nashville on March 20th, 1960 after returning from his two-year stint in the military. A half-century later, "Elvis Is Back" is now coupled with 1961’s "Something For Everybody."
Along with one dozen hit single sides recorded and charted over roughly the same period of time, the deluxe "Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition" will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting March 8, 2011.


Go here to the full R Stone review.
Click here to pre-order - only $16.


(News, Source;EIN/EPE/RStone)


'From Tahoe To Vegas' new import CD: SR Records is to release "From Tahoe to Vegas" next month focusing on Elvis' July & August 1971 seasons. This import comes in double CD deluxe long digipack, the second SR release dedicated onto July Tahoe engagement. As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his live touring and without doubt the Lake Tahoe July 1971 season presents Him at the top. Presented here are three unreleased complete shows in a very good audio quality coming from early generation tapes. From audience recordings, the second show from Tahoe 71 ever in the best audio quality ever… one of the best shows ever of Elvis in the seventies.
These are however audience recordings but well balanced with all the instruments and Elvis super powerful voice. The show is fantastic and the track listing is very interesting with a lot of rare songs as MY BABE, I JUST CAN'T
Help Believing and Help ME MAKE THROUGH THE NIGHT and with the unusual conclusion with Bridge Over Troubled Water. (EIN does not believe this comment).
The Other Two Shows are from August 26 and 27 midnight Shows in spite Elvis' starting to tire from both seasons. They are still solid with a superb audio, overall in the August 27. He sound terrific full of vocal energy with a tape with a full sharp sound that give justice to the listener. No surprises on the track list but all the songs are delivered with energy and solid enthusiasm. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period. We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best.
Deluxe box contains a collection of live RARE photographs of both the Seasons. Don't miss it.
Note - EIN believes this concert to come from a CDR that has been around in collector's hands for a while. The 'Bridge' ending on the CDR is also a fake edit.
(News, Source;SR) -

'Elvis is Back!' 2-CD Legacy Edition Delayed: The release date for Elvis Is Back! 2-CD Legacy Edition has been delayed one week. The new release date is March 8. Two words exploded worldwide on December 19, 1957 – “Elvis Drafted!” – but three words resounded across the universe even more explosively on March 3, 1960: “Elvis Is Back!”  the album that Elvis Presley began recording in Nashville on March 20th, and finished in the legendary overnight session of April 3-4th, is widely regarded as possibly the best album he ever made.
A half-century later, "Elvis Is Back" is now coupled with 1961’s "Something For Everybody," an album he recorded back in Nashville one year later.  Along with one dozen hit single sides recorded (also in Nashville) and charted over roughly the same period of time, the deluxe "ELVIS IS BACK: LEGACY EDITION" will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting March 8, 2011. 
Click here to pre-order - only $16.
(News, Source;EIN)


'An Afternoon In The Garden' back in Billboard Charts! The album 'An Afternoon In The Garden' has suddenly turned up on the Billboard Top 200 and Catalog Charts. Last week it entered the Top 200 Album Charts at 166 and 20 on the Catalog Charts. This week it has risen to 137 on the Top 200 Album Charts and 16 on the Catalog Album Charts.
EIN contributor Brian Quinn suspects this could be due to the 'Elvis In Concert' productions recently happening at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC and at the Mohegan Sun Arena in CT.
We are reliably informed that the album is on sale for $5, along with others, at such stores as Walmart.
Click here to buy for only US$10 from Amazon
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


"Elvis - The Soundboard Greatest" New Import CD: The new Nedmac import label is releasing the CD "Elvis - The Soundboard Greatest". This single disc digi-pack set contains a selection of alternative unusual soundboard recordings from 1969 - 1977. They are taken from previously issued official and unofficial releases. Tracklist
1.Moody Blue - Feb 21, 1977 2.Johnny B Goode - Feb 5, 1973 3.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Mar 27, 1977 4.It's Now Or Never - Feb 20, 1977 5.Aubrey - Sept 2, 1974 (Elvis recites the words) 6.Polk Salad Annie - April 27, 1977 7.Trouble - May 31, 1975 8.Bridge Over Troubled Water - Sept 3, 1973 9.You've Lost That Lovin'Feelin' - Jan 27, 1974
10.Blueberry Hill/I Can't Stop Loving You (medley) - Feb 1974 (various shows) 11.Reconsider Baby - Feb 21, 1977 12.Early Mornin' Rain - Dec 29, 1976 (complete version) 13.Release Me - Jan 28, 1971 14.Wooden Heart - Dec 13, 1975 15.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Aug 21, 1974 16.Help Me Make it Through the Night - Dec 13, 1975
17.True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - Jan 27, 1970 18.My Way - March 27, 1977 (includes rare spoken part) 19.I Got A Woman - Aug, 1969 20.It's Midnight - Sept 2, 1974
21.Sweet Caroline - Jan 29, 1973 22.It's Over - April 10, 1972 23.Memories - Aug, 1969
(News, Source;Elvis75/ElvisInfoNet)


Sunday 13 February 2011
'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' Elvis 70's Masters, new Budget Release: As a follow-up to last year's budget release of Elvis' 1960's 5 CD set 'From Nashville to Memphis', Sony will release the 5 disc set '70s Masters, Walk A Mile In My Shoes' on March 28, 2011.

Now selling for only US$26  hopefully a new generation of fans can now discover this must-have set for a bargain price! The five CDs come in a hardcover case with extended booklet.

Click here to Amazon to Preorder

 

 

(News, Source:ElvisMatters/Amazon)

'Viva Elvis' special Double-CD AUSTRALIAN release: News from SONY AUSTRALIA that the 'Viva Elvis' will now get an updated TWO CD version with Elvis' originals on the second CD for those downunder! (previously only available through the UK).
The undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, remains one of the most iconic and powerful forces in popular culture. This new sound echoes Elvis' own versatility and ability to master all music genres, from Delta blues to rockabilly, from raw soul to gospel, from Southern folk to Vegas pop, while incorporating elements of garage rock, punk, urban and hip-hop.
Go here to Amazon for the UK version details - This deluxe edition includes a second disc featuring the original songs.
Click here to EIN's positive 'Viva Elvis' review.
Click here to EIN's negative 'Viva Elvis' review.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New 'Love Me Tender' VIVA ELVIS Videos: iTunes have uploaded a new original Viva Elvis video, 'Love Me Tender'. Sadly not featuring too much Elvis but still effective and the ending is brilliant.

Go here to YouTube the official 'Love Me Tender' Viva video (sadly not available in all countries) or check your iTunes

Better still check out this great 'Love Me Tender' vs Viva video from chrishayrider68
Click here, this is EIN's favourite

(News, Source;Kingcreole5966/ElvisInfoNetwork)


Saturday 29 January 2011
‘LIVE IN VEGAS’ new FTD update: The new FTD of Elvis Live in Vegas in 1969 - previously called 'White Knight In Vegas’ - now gets a name change to the very unimaginative 'Live in Vegas'.
‘Live In Vegas' features a great complete concert the AUGUST 26, DINNER SHOW from Elvis’ opening Vegas season in 1969.
Ann Moses was a correspondent for the infamous NME and TIGER BEAT publications during this magic time and hHer unique photos from this season are featured in the package, some published for the first time. The booklet also includes a unique essay written by Ann.
‘Live In Vegas’ will be issued as a 5" digipack featuring a 12- page booklet and is mastered by VIC ANESINI from the original multi track tapes.
It is this great show that gave us the astounding ‘Suspicious Minds’ from the original ‘In Person’ album as well as the excellent ‘My Babe’ from the Silver ‘EAP’ box-set. The vast majority of this concert has never been released.
(News, Source;FTD)

'Heartbreak Hotel' was released 55 years ago today on January 27th 1956. 
Billboard reviewed it as "a strong blues item wrapped up in his usual powerful style and a great beat"'.
For years afterwards 'Heartbreak Hotel' defined Elvis Presley – the echo-soaked voice, the plaintive lament of the singer down at the end of lonely street, the potent sexual promise offered to broken-hearted lovers.
'Heartbreak Hotel' marked the take-off of Elvis' domination of everything Teenage and Rock'n'Roll but the success of the record also marked the end of an era for the old-fashioned post-war music industry.

'Funny How Time Slips Away' new Import OUT NOW: Straight Arrow a new CD release, in a jewel case with a now standard 16-page booklet: "FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY (SA 2011-18-02). It will feature Elvis’ May 23rd, 1977 show from Providence, RI.
Producers are aware of the fact that Elvis' May '77 tour was an uneven one, compared with previous tours. He performed 14 shows in a row, and for the first two concerts he was reported being lethargic and unwell. However, the 3rd show of the tour was already solid with the singer in relatively fine form and good voice. As usual, Elvis paid attention to ballads like "You Gave Me A Mountain", "My Way" and "Hurt". There are also other solid performances, namely "Little Sister" and "Early Morning Rain". The CD title song was performed for the very last time, and is performed in the first half of the show.
The audio-quality of the recording is pretty good. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source. We ended up with the choice of TWO 1st generation copies of different original tapes, obtained from the persons
WHO WERE THERE. The better tape was chosen, and the other one was used to fill a few missing seconds. The recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of rare photos from the Providence show; several are published for the very first time! The liner notes were written by a person who was THERE and describes the show in detail. Also included is a positive press review of the show.
"Funny How Time Slips Away" will be released in early February, 2011. Don’t miss your chance to obtain another cool hour with The King, as provided by Straight Arrow!
Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. Funny How Times Slip Away (last-ever version) - 12. My Way - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)- 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo, with reprise (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra)- 22. Hurt - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Approximate running time: 65:13
(News, Source;SA)

New 'GI Blues' Deluxe FTD coming & More: In response to the MRS announcement of their "Public Domain" UK box-set, FTD has made the following announcement.
Hi All, Just a few pieces of information from FTD:
1) Whereas the (GI Blues) masters are definitely public domain the outtakes are not. Outtakes released within the 50 year period following their recording date are protected for 50 years from the date of release.
2) In the U.S. nothing is P.D.
3) As some people know. FTD has been working on our G.I. BLUES project for a while. The reason it takes a lot of time to complete, is that to achieve the optimum sound you have to go back to the original 3-track tapes, and re-mix
all the material -expensive and time consuming (something only SONY/FTD will be able to do, since nobody else has the tapes).
4) And off course the FTD release will include everything.
- Roger and Ernst

EIN Note - This year Elvis Masters from 1960 have moved into the 'Public Domain' area for release in the UK.
(News, Source;FECC)


'G.I. Blues: The Cafe Europa Sessions' New Release?: According to their website the Memphis Recording Service (MRS) will release "G.I. Blues: The Café Europa Sessions" as a 4 CD deluxe set in March.


EIN note- After the FTD follow up notification (above) there is a possibility this release may not happen.

 

(News, Source;MRS)



'Elvis - Good To Be Back "75' Out Now: Gravelroad music comes with a genuine follow up to ELVIS -The Return Of A Prodigy,' the historical amazing and complete soundboard recording of December 13, 1975 Midnight Show 'GOOD TO BE BACK', for the younger fans a discovery and for the longtime fans it will be impressive and surprising. The sound is a thrill, the package an 28 page booklet which covers everything, The photo's, the facts and specially written liner notes.
The lucky ones who decide quick will have one of the limited Concert tour Photo folio books, in full color 20cm x20cm on heavy glossy stock paper , In the tradition of the 70’s Elvis folio books with some new and amazing photos of the Early '75 tour. These won't be reprinted and are intended to become collectables.
This was the very first soundboard ever released on cd, and now totally remastered and complete! A long time very hard to get cd, NOW in totally new sound !
1. CC Rider 2. I Got A Woman - Amen 3. Love Me 4. Tryin To Get To You 5. And I Love You So 6. All Shook Up 7. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 8. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start) 9. Help Me Make It Through
The Night 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode (by James Burton) 13. Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (by Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) 16. School Day 17. School Day Reprise 18. Just Pretend 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 20. Burning Love 21. Hound Dog 22. Welcome To My World (partly) 23. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherril Nielsen) 24. America,The Beautiful 25. Its Now Or Never 26. ‘O Sole Mio (sung in Italian by Elvis) 27. Little Darlin' 28. Little Sister 29. Cant Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp.
Approximate running time: 76:08
All tracks are 24bit restored and remastered using Oxford / ProTools for a fresh sound and high-fidelity.
(News, Source;GRM)

'Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down' Import CD Out Now: Out now from Venus Productions a new installment in the Welcome to The Jungle series titled Way Down. Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down offers you again some spectacular recordings from these sessions, including some never heard before out-takes. This volume is again sensational and presented in the best sound quality including a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
Hear for the first time the very short intro of America which was subsequently erased and recorded over with Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain. This is all what remains on the tape besides an ending. The out-takes of Way Down are definitely a highlight of this CD. This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't miss it !!! If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
See Details below
(News, Source;JungleRoom)

New Japanese SONY Box-set: SONY Japan is to release another 5 CD compile of Elvis called "Elvis Golden Stories."
From 'That's All Right' to 'Unchained Melody' and 'My Way' but nothing new.

 

 


(News, Source;ElvisWorldJapan)


'Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 2' UK Re-Release: The UK budget label Hallmark announces the rerelease of "Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 2". Known in the US as "50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" and re-titled in the UK as he hadn't sold quite that many records!, the original version of the album linked ten hit singles from 1958 and 1959 onto one album.

In the UK the number of tracks was expanded to fourteen and kept his run of consecutive Top Ten albums going, it peaked at #4 during its twenty week residence.
With the original UK cover - Released February 14, 2010.

(News, Source;Amazon)


Monday 17 January 2011
'Elvis is Back: Legacy Edition' 2CD set out March 1: Two words exploded worldwide on December 19, 1957 – “Elvis Drafted!” – but three words resounded across the universe even more explosively on March 3, 1960: “Elvis Is Back!”  the album that Elvis Presley began recording in Nashville on March 20th, and finished in the legendary overnight session of April 3-4th, is widely regarded as possibly the best album he ever made.
A half-century later, "Elvis Is Back" is now coupled with 1961’s "Something For Everybody," an album he recorded back in Nashville one year later.  Along with one dozen hit single sides recorded (also in Nashville) and charted over roughly the same period of time, the deluxe "ELVIS IS BACK: LEGACY EDITION" will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting March 1, 2011. 
Click here to pre-order - only $16.
(News, Source;EPE)


Elvis in Top 40 of  UK best-selling artists of 2010: OCC has published its Top 100 of 2010 best-selling artists in the UK. Elvis charted at # 40 with 365,344 albums sold, a pretty impressive result for an artist who last recorded music was in 1977.
In 2010 Elvis Presley incredibly sold more albums than either Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones or Kylie Minogue. The Beatles came in at #22.
A quick calculation from official numbers results in a total of 10,089,575 albums sold between 1984-2010 in the UK alone!


Top Selling Album Artists of 2010
Rank - Sales - Artist

1 - 2,292,324 - Take That,
2 - 1,729,544 - Michael Buble
3 - 1,323,325 - Rihanna
4 - 1,204,284 - Kings Of Leon
5 - 1,170,862 - Lady GaGa
6 - 1,106,781 - Glee Cast
7 - 978,079 - Eminem
8 - 968,624 - Paolo Nutini
9 - 915,279 - Alicia Keys
10 - 865,306 - Plan B
22 - 640,542 - Beatles
40 - 365,344 - Elvis Presley

(News, Source;EpGold/EIN)


'Rihanna ties UK chart record set by Elvis' - AS IF!: Media reports are out that Rihanna has tied a chart record set by Elvis Presley after hitting the top of the pop charts in Britain again.
With her hit, "What's My Name," Rihanna has become the first female solo artist in UK history to achieve five number one singles for five years in a row.
The only other solo artist to equal this achievement was Elvis in the 1950s.
However, what is totally forgotten - as always - is that the number of singles / downloads sold nowadays needed to get to Number One is a paltry figure. In the past, sales of near 1 million were standard, and singles stayed as "chart toppers" for weeks in a row.
The price of a 'single' was also comparatively much higher. Boy, did we have to save out pocket-money to buy a 45 RPM!! 
Nowadays the turn-over - and 'single' releases are far more frequent and transitory - and the price easily affordable.
Will fans in 33 years time remember what Rihanna's five Number Ones were? Sadly, no!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 10 January 2011
Two new FTD February Releases & other news: FTD have announced two new releases, their first in 2011, out February 15.
1 - ‘White Knight In Vegas’ CD
‘White Knight In Vegas’ (artwork & title TBC) features a great complete concert from Elvis’ opening Vegas season in 1969. Elvis received critical acclaim for these shows and now this official release of the AUGUST 26, DINNER SHOW makes it available for fans around the world.
Ann Moses was a correspondent for the infamous NME and TIGER BEAT publications during this magic time and she had the good fortune to meet Elvis and report on the shows. Her unique photos from this season are featured in the package, some published for the first time. The booklet also includes a unique essay written by Ann.
‘White Knight In Vegas’ will be issued as a 5" digipack featuring a 12- page booklet and is mastered by VIC ANESINI from the original multi track tapes.
It is this great show that gave us the astounding ‘Suspicious Minds’ from the original ‘In Person’ album as well as the excellent ‘My Babe’ from the Silver ‘EAP’ box-set. The vast majority of this concert has never been released.
Tracklist: 1 Blue Suede Shoes, 2 I Got A Woman, 3 All Shook Up, 4 Love Me Tender, 5 Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel, 6 Heartbreak Hotel, 7 Hound Dog, 8 Memories, 9 My Babe, 10 Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 11 Monologue, 12 Baby, What You Want Me To Do, 13 Runaway, 14 Inherit The Wind, 15 Yesterday / Hey Jude, 16 Introductions, 17 In The Ghetto, 18 Suspicious Minds, 19 Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Recorded live on stage at The International Hotel, Las Vegas August 26, 1969. Dinner show.

2 – ‘How Great Thou Art’ Limited Edition Vinyl double-Album
Following on from the great success of FTD’s previous vinyl editions, we are pleased to announce the release of ‘How Great Thou Art’ as a limited edition 180 gram 2-LP set. The vinyl edition features all the original masters plus many outtakes. Also included is ‘Beyond The Reef’ that was recorded informally at these sessions. This is the overdubbed version.
Interestingly on this version the first album has extra tracks compared to the original release.
Tracklist: Side 1: 1. How Great Thou Art (3:02), 2. In The Garden (3:11), 3. Somebody Bigger Than You And I (2:27), 4. Farther Along (4:06), 5. Stand By Me (2:29), 6. Without Him (2:30), 7. How Great Thou Art – takes 1 & 2 (3:30),
Side 2: 1. So High (1:59), 2. Where Could I Go But To The Lord (3:38), 3. By And By (1:52), 4. If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side (1:38), 5. Run On (2:23), 6. Where No One Stands Alone (2:44), 7. Crying In The Chapel (2:28), 8. Somebody Bigger Than You And I - takes 14 (fs), 15 & wp 5
Side 3
1. Run On - takes 1 & 2 (4:52)
2. Stand By Me - takes 9 & 10 (4:20)
3. So High - take 1 (2:15)
4. By And By - takes 1, 2, 3, 4 (fs), 5 & 7 (4:28)
5. By And By - takes 8 & 9 (2:34)
6. Beyond The Reef (3.11)
Side 4
1. If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side- take 1 (1:53)
2. Without Him - take 1 (3:04)
3. Somebody Bigger Than You And I - take 12 (2:42)
4. In The Garden - takes 1-3 (5:02)
5. Run On - takes 3-6 (5:02)
6. Where No One Stands Alone - takes 2, 3 & wp 5 (3.45)
Other FTD News
3. ‘Elvis (Fool)’ Classic Album - All copies of the ‘Elvis (Fool)’ Classic set that ship from now on WILL feature the corrected CD.
So we will not be sending the disc separately.
4. FTD BOOKS
‘Writing For The King’ and ‘Live In L.A. will be deleted when stocks are gone.
5. FTD VINYL - Please be advised that ‘Blue Hawaii’ and ‘Standing Room Only’ are sold out. ‘Jailhouse Rock’ is low on stock.
(News, Source;ElvisMatters/ElvisInfoNet)

'ELVIS - Today, Tomorrow And Forever' new Import CD: After the huge success of both 'A Portait In Music' and 'The U.S. Male' the 'Oldies But Goodies' label proudly present the third vinyl classic on CD. For the very first time ever we released this 1969 German album in it's full glory on factory silver pressed CD, including rare and unreleased bonus tracks.
A great way to make your classic vinyl collection on CD complete (after 'Rockin'Days' , 'Portrait In Music' and 'The US Male').
This fantastic NEW release contains the full original album in super audio quality ( masters taken from the latest Sony Masters Limited Edition box set! ), full color booklet with inside story and great pics from the 'Harum Scarum' photo shoot, and, as always, LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 500 COPIES!!!
Order your copy today, it's a great way to start 2011!!
Includes FREE Glossy Full Colour Postcard.
TrackList,
1. Angel 2. C'Mon Everybody 3 Easy Come, Easy Go 4 Flaming Star 5 King Of The Whole Wide World 6 Wild In The Country
7 Viva Las Vegas 8 Today, Tomorrow And Forever 9 You Gotta Stop 10 What A Wonderful Life 11 Tell Me Why
12 Stay Away  BONUS TRACKS 13 Love Letters – take 7  14 Riding the Rainbow – take 8  improved sound / UNRELEASED
15 It Hurts Me – spliced take UNRELEASED 16 Mama – alternate edit UNRELEASED 17 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – take 24  improved sound /  UNRELEASED 18 Do the Vega – take 1  19 A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You – spliced take UNRELEASED 20. The Lady Loves Me – take 9 21.Today Tomorrow and Forever – spliced take (duet) UNRELEASED
(News, Source:ElvisInfoNet)

'Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down' New CD: Soon available from Venus Productions a new installment in the' Welcome to The Jungle' series titled Way Down.
Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down  offers you again some spectacular recordings from these sessions, including some never heard before out-takes. This volume is again sensational and presented in the best sound quality including a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
Hear for the first time the very short intro of America which was subsequently erased and recorded over with Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain. This is all what remains on the tape besides an ending. The out-takes of Way Down are definitely a highlight of this CD.
This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't miss it !!!

If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
 Track list 
1- America ( beginning ) / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Take 1  1:23; 2- Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Take 2  4:03; 3-Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Master 2 3:44 ; 4- America ( Ending only ) take 2 0:20 ;
5- It's Easy For You Take 1 3:47 ; 6- It's Easy For You Take 1- different mix 3:42 ; 7- It's Easy For You Master 3:30 ; 8- Way Down Take 1 2:05 ; 9- Way Down Take 2A 3:34 ; 10- Way Down Take 2B 3:13 ; 11- Way Down undubbed master  2:38 ; 12- Way Down Master ( unedited rough mix ) 2:43 ; 13- Way Down Master ( different mix ) 2:39 ; 14- Way Down Master 2:39 ; 15- Pledging My Love Take 2 0:36 ; 16- Pledging My Love Take 3 5:18 ; 17- Pledging My Love Unedited undubbed Master 5:28 ; 18- Pledging My Love Master  2:49 ; 19- He'll Have To Go Rough Mix Master 4:34  20- He'll Have To Go  Master 4:35 ; 21- Little Sister April 24, 1977 2:16 ; 22- Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel April 24, 1977 2:10 ; 23- Help Me April 24, 1977 2:55 ; 24- Let Me Be There  March 16, 1974 AS 3:46
(News, Source;FECC)

Thursday 30 December 2010

'Viva Elvis' UK special Double-CD: While the 'Viva Elvis' release has got varied reviews depending on whether you think Elvis' originals should be updated/remixed or not, SONY UK release a 2CD version with Elvis' originals on the second CD.
The undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, remains one of the most iconic and powerful forces in popular culture. This new sound echoes Elvis' own versatility and ability to master all music genres, from Delta blues to rockabilly, from raw soul to gospel, from Southern folk to Vegas pop, while incorporating elements of garage rock, punk, urban and hip-hop.
Go here to Amazon UK for details - This deluxe edition includes a second disc featuring the original songs.
Click here to EIN's positive 'Viva Elvis' review.
Click here to EIN's negative 'Viva Elvis' review.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"The Tenth Of Never” new Touchdown CD: "The Tenth Of Never” including both shows from December 10, 1976 in Las Vegas in very good audience recording quality!
A new and much better sounding source than the well-known one of the dinner show was found and will be presented as a 2 CD-Set combined with the former unreleased midnight show from the same date in this new Touchdown Productions CD.
The set will come with a 16 page-booklet including very rare and seldom seen pictures from Elvis last Las Vegas engagement!
CD 1- Dinner Show
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Love Me - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear/ Dont Be Cruel - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio/ lts Now Or Never - Blue Christmas - Thats All Right - Softly As I Leave You - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Steamroller Blues - Band Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B Goode - Drum Solo - Bass Solo - Piano Solo - Electric Piano Solo - Love Letters - School Day - Hurt - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Can't Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

CD 2 - Midnight Show
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Love Me - lf You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Sweet Sweet Spirit (feat. The Stamps Quartet) - Why Me Lord - Jailhouse Rock - lts Now Or Never - Polk Salad Annie - Band lntroductions - Early Morning Rain (complete version) - What'd I Say - Johnny B Goode - Drum Solo - Bass Solo - Piano Solo - Electric Piano Solo - Love Letters - School Day - Hurt - Danny Boy (feat. S. Nielsen) - Walk With Me (feat. S. Nielsen) - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

(News, Source;EIN)


"From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 1960s Masters" Vol.1 [CD, Box set] 2010 Re-Release: A perfect presnt to buty wiuth your Christmas gift money. This set has now been repackaged in a DVD sized Ecolbook which is the width of a normal CD making the set more compact & easier to store. 'From Nashville to Memphis The Essential 1960s Masters" Vol.1 Box set focuses on Elvis' secular single and album releases. The set starts with Presley's brilliant first post-Army recordings, originally released on the album Elvis is Back! and the set wraps up with the King's triumphant American Studio recordings, which include the hits "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds".

If you never bought the original this is FABULOUS value at around US$20!

Go here for details.

(News, Source;EIN)


'Elvis Is Back' gets SONY Legacy release in March 2011: Now for pre-order on Amazon the SONY Legacy release for Elvis Is Back! paired with 'Something For Everybody' and singles that is scheduled for March 2011- Although there will no doubt be a Public Domain 'Elvis is Back' release in Europe.
The album is of course a total classic and should be available as a genuine Sony Legacy release for everyone to buy.
The tracklist suggested is:
Make Me Know It / Fever / The Girl Of My Best friend / I Will Be Home Again / Dirty Dirty Feeling / The Thrill Of Your Love / Soldier Boy / Such A Night / It Feels So Right / The Girl Next Door / Like A Baby / Reconsider baby / Stuck On You / Fame And Fortune / It's Now Or never / A Mess Of Blues / Are You Lonesome Tonight? / I Gotta Know / Surrender / There's Always Me / Give Me The Right / It's A Sin / Sentimental Me / Starting Today / Gently / I'm Coming Home / In Your
Arms / Put the Blame on Me / Judy / I Want You With Me /I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell / I Feel So Bad / His Latest Flame / Little Sister / Good Luck Charm / Anything That's Part Of You.
Go here for info about the sensational FTD Classic Album release of 'Elvis Is Back' a must-have.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘Good To Be Back’ new Import CD: Gravel Road is back again, and delivers a fantastic release that is every bit as good as our highly acclaimed ‘Return of the Prodigy’. The December 13th, 1975 is widely accepted as one of the finest later-period Presley shows available on soundboard. Yes, the punk lounge rock feel of the ’69 shows was now gone, but in its place were a warmth and an intimacy that were just as captivating in their own way.
Our man was in top form vocally in late ’75 (just listen to his sensational vocals on ‘How Great Thou Art’), and the December 13th, ’75 Midnight Show stands out as one of the finest from this engagement. This show was the first soundboard to be released on bootleg back in ’91, causing quite a sensation at the time. The technology used for working on vintage recordings have improved greatly in the years since then, and Gravel Road has used the latest version of the renowned Oxford / ProTools technology to work on this show.
The results are it’s an obvious sound upgrade that makes this remarkable show shine that much more -- Just like you’ve come to expect from us with ‘Prodigy’. It’s also interesting to point out that this release is more complete than the aforementioned ’91 release (which had several edits).
‘Good To Be Back’ is a title that really captures the sentiment of the show, since Elvis clearly enjoyed being back on stage again following his August ’75 hospital stay and subsequent three months of rest. He’s relaxed and in a great mood, and he delivers several fantastic performances, with one of the highlights being a beautifully sung ‘Just Pretend’.
This new Gravel Road release is a true keeper. Presented in a stunning digi-pack with numerous photos from the actual show, memorabilia related to this engagement, intelligently written liner-notes packed in a 28 page booklet. As an extra, a special limited “Concert Tour ’75 Photo Folio” as it was available during the tours and Vegas shows  in the 70's with some totally new color photos in high quality from the '75 Tours.  This album is one of those rare releases that you just got to have.
It’s made with great professionalism and love for Elvis, and this shines through in every single detail of this release. ‘Prodigy’ was sold out within weeks of its release. Order ‘Good To Be Back’ now to avoid disappointment.
(News, Source:GRM)

Saturday 18 December 2010

New FTD Release Error: Following on from the 'Elvis (aka Fool)' Classic Album Disc 2 track error ('Padre' was repeated) is the latest one as featured on FTD release "Chicago Stadium". The track numbers on Disc 1 do not match the song line-up. 'See, See Rider' is shown on the cover as track 1, but on the disc it is actually track 2. And by the time you get to the 'Closing Vamp' you are two numbers out. 'Closing Vamp' listed as track 22 but actually track 24.
Disc Two is a behind from track 12 onwards, it should be 'What'd I Say/Johnny B. Goode' but is 'Early Mornin' Rain'. It seems those medleys cause track point issues for FTD but that can't be used as an excuse on disc 1.
As EIN contributor Tony Stuchbury points out, "Heck, I can make a CDR of this and correct it so why can't they be bothered to get it right in the first place?!"
This CD was Mastered by Lene Reidel who has previously made major mistakes with her FTD work.
(News, Source:TonyStuchbury/ElvisInfoNetwork)


FTD December Releases OUT NOW: The final FTD releases of the year are out now and at your dealers.

1. 'Jailhouse Rock Vol.2' - A 2-Disc Set in the Classic Album series (or EP in this case!) that complements its previous volume. It features all the missing outtakes for 6 great songs. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet with great photographs and RARE memorabilia.

2. 'Chicago Stadium' - Double soundboard CD: A 2-CD soundboard consisting of above average sound quality and features Elvis in absolutely great form for 1976. It’s packaged on a 5” gatefold digi pack with an 8-page booklet with many photos from the shows on October 14/15, 1976. Recorded live on October 14 (Disc 1) and 15 (Disc 2), 1976 at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois. The opening of the shows; “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and “See See Rider”(on the second show), were not recorded.

3. 'Viva Las Vegas' 2-LP Limited Edition Vinyl Set - Following on from the success of previous releases, the VIVA LAS VEGAS special 2-DISC 180-gram 12” vinyl set. Supplied in a high quality gatefold sleeve, the album features the original masters and many outtakes from this great movie.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


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