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Thursday 16 October 2014

'Tryin' To Get To Tahoe' New Import CD: Out soon from the E.P. Collector label is the 'Tryin' To Get To Tahoe' recorded at the Lake Tahoe, NV, May 16, 1974 Opening show. Elvis' spring '74 shows were consistently strong, and the May concerts in Lake Tahoe were no exception. Elvis' shows there were solid and entertaining, and he was in particularly good voice. The set lists offered a wide variety of music, and Elvis' commitment and enthusiasm made these intimate shows very memorable for those who were lucky enough to attend them. The show on this CD has never been released in any form, and this very decent, digitally restored audience recording gives you a unique perspective of what it was like to experience him in person in Lake Tahoe during this engagement.
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipack with rare Lake Tahoe, May ’74 cover shot and collection of ”Peacock” images taken in Cleveland show on June 21st, 1974.
(News, Source;EP/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist:
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Tryin' To Get To You - 05. All Shook Up - 06. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Steamroller Blues - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Why Me Lord? (with reprise) - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Band Introductions - 15. I Can't Stop Loving You - 16. Help Me - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 19. The Wonder Of You - 20. Big Boss Man - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcement. Running time: 60:29

Monday 13 October 2014

'Elvis At The Hilton' New Import CD: From the AudiRec label a brand new double-CD Set which will be released shortly.
CD 1 includes the complete “3 A.M.” Show while CD 2 includes the complete Dinner Show, both dated September 2, 1973.
It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital City of the World” and Elvis – again – was the most requested performer people wanted to see in Concert.  No wonder the Colonel agreed when being asked to schedule a special “3 A.M. Show” on Sunday morning (Sept. 2) to fulfill the many requests for tickets. Elvis was so popular in Vegas, it is hard to compare with any of today´s artists. So it is never a fault to say that Elvis was indeed the “King Of Vegas”. For our first release and with all the technical help we could get from our friends from the “Straight Arrow” Label we were able to obtain two rare shows, both from September 2, 1973. We were given the opportunity to work with the original tapes, recorded at the showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel by a very well-known and a hundred percent devoted Elvis-Fan. Both shows have been recorded with a tape-recorder brought in secretly and have to be called “typical audience recordings”, though clearly ones which are of real good quality for that type of recordings.
Did you know, that Elvis rode on the back of “Memphis Mafia-Member” Lamar Fike when entering the stage at this early morning show of September 2? He was clearly in a playful and funny mode in the morning hours of this Sunday and it was showing in many parts of this concert. We all know the photos from the Closing Show of this engagement (just one day later) where Elvis did the same (riding on Lamar´s back but this time with a toy monkey on HIS shoulders) – but that was not the first time Elvis did such a “special” start of the show. Anyhow, this is just a small piece of information we collected for the 16-page booklet which accompanies the release. You will read many details regarding those two shows, written down by witnesses just barely one hour after the shows ended – up at their hotel room at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel!
FTD have released the superb audio quality September 3 1973 D.S / M.S. on their 2004 'Closing Night'.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Las Vegas, September 3 1973 D.S/M.S.
CD1 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 3 AM Show
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. Steamroller Blues
06. You Gave Me A Mountain
07. Trouble
08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog
09. Love Me Tender
10. Fever (including excerpt of Polk Salad Annie)
11. What Now My Love (funny version)
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introduction
14. Release Me
15. An American Trilogy
16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man
17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. Closing Vamp

CD2 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 Dinner Show
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. Steamroller Blues
06. You Gave Me A Mountain (funny version)
07. Trouble
08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog
09. Love Me Tender
10. Fever
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise)
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introduction
14. Introduction of Gloria Loring
15. My Boy
16. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start)
17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
18. An American Trilogy
19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
21. Can’t Help Falling In Love
22. Closing Vamp

'14000 Fans Can’t Be Wrong!' New Import VINYl/ CD: To be released shortly on the VV label their sixth release "14000 fans Can’t be wrong!" featuring the UNRELEASED complete live audience recording on September 13th 1970 8.30 PM show From Tampa, Florida.. The vinyl will be accompanied from a deluxe digipack cd including the Show plus the almost previous day show from Miami + a bonus glossy PHOTO . After the success of our previous releases We decided: to give you more.….. so we decided to not only bring you an UNRELEASED show with best audio possible , but also an expanded cd in deluxe digipack with practically two shows!!!
“14000 fans can’t be wrong!!!” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during his first tour in 1970.. This will be the first STEP of a wider project, in fact the producers’ intention is to accompanied this first volume with other unreleased
show from Elvis’ 1970 first tour.
Elvis‘ first tour comes almost immediately after the third Las Vegas season, maybe too soon to give Elvis time to recuperate…from a long and we suspect boring month of concerts in Vegas. The tour was a 8 concerts in 6 different cities. It was a modest tour considering Elvis’ popularity , in fact all the date were an immediately sold out with a wild reaction from the audience. Elvis looked great at the top of his possibility, performing a solid and maybe too short show with the best of the repertoire of the previous month in Vegas with no new songs added.
About the Show, Elvis’ sang the two best singles from the 1969 sessions + plus his last one from the 1970 sessions…I’ve Lost You maybe for the moderate success only, won’t be performed anymore after this tour..In the Ghetto will follow the same destiny …. Talking about of the best song, all the songs a very well performed although sometime no too seriously, overall in the case of a serious one like In The Ghetto…however in “The new song” I’ve Lost You and You’ve Lost the Loving Feeling we find Elvis at his best… In the cd we include together the Tampa show also 30 minutes of Miami Evening show, giving to the listen a wider spectrum about Elvis’ first tour. The Miami show was already released but we have in our hands a straight copy from the original tape, so we decide to add the highlights of the show to complete the bonus cd in the matter to delivery 80 MINUTES OF music.
Both the recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early tour. 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 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.
The LP 140 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an CLASSIC SLEEVE AS OUR FIRST RELEASE, WITH A FEW BEAUTIFUL SHOTS FORM THE CONCERT giving an unique view. The bonus cd comes with expanded tracklist with a deluxe digipack . A bonus glossy heavy paper A/4 format comes to complete this beautiful package.
RUNNING TIME 49,00 MIN
SIDE A 24.20 MIN
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman/Amen 04 I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05 Love Me Tender 06 In The Ghetto 07 I’ve Lost You 08 You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 09 Polk Salad Annie 10 Intro Band 11 Johnny B.Goode
SIDE B 24.20 MIN
12 Intro Band 13 The Wonder Of You 14 Heartbreak Hotel 15 Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On 16 Hound Dog 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water 18 Suspicious Minds 19 Funny How Time Slips Away 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love
BONUS CD - Tampa September 13, 1970 es
APPROX TIME 49,00 MIN.
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman/Amen 04 I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05 Love Me Tender 06 In The Ghetto 07 I’ve Lost You 08 You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 09 Polk Salad Annie 10 Intro Band 11 Johnny B.Goode 12 Intro Band 13 The Wonder Of You 14 Heartbreak Hotel 15 Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On 16 Hound Dog 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water 18 Suspicious Minds 19 Funny How Time Slips Away 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Miami September 12, 1970 ES
APPROX TIME 30 MIN.
21. I Walk The Line (except)* 22. I’ve Lost You* 23. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling* 24. Polk Salad Annie* 25. Johnny B. Goode* 26. The Wonder Of You* 27. Bridge Over Troubled Water* 28. Suspicious Minds* 29. Funny How Time Slips Away* 30. Can’t Help Falling Love
TOTAL TIME 79,00 MIN - *Tracks previously released audience recording

Wednesday 8 October 2014

'In The Heat Of The Desert' New Import CD: The new Touchdown contains the previously unavailable Las Vegas Dinner Show August 21, 1974. This show has not been available on CD or CD-R before and hence is totally new to fans. Taking into consideration that this is an audience recording the sound is reportedly very good. The show is performed on a highly professional level with a dedicated Elvis giving it all.
Includes a 16 page Booklet.
EIN Notes, Elvis gave 27 shows in this season, 26 of which have already been released on various formats. This concert is the only one that is missing. If it is the genuine article in good quality sound then it is an essential release for all die-hard collectors. However the setlist looks very similar to the midnight 20th August show. EIN is waiting for verification. (Thanks Ciscoking)

(News, Source;Touchdown/ElvisInfoNet)

1. See See Rider [3:16] 2. I Got A Woman/Amen [5:08] 3. Elvis Greets The Audience [0:38] 4. Love Me [1:29] 5. If You Love Me, Let Me Know [2:49] 6. It‘s Midnight [2:55] 7. Big Boss Man [2:39] 8. Fever [3:05] 9. Love Me Tender [1:35] 10. All Shook Up [1:06] 11. I‘m Leavin‘ [3:10] 12. Softly As I Leave You [2:30] (sl. incompl.) 13. Hound Dog [1:32] 14. You Gave Me A Mountain [3:07] 15. Polk Salad Annie [3:51] 16. Band Introduction [3:07] 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep [3:04] 18. Why Me Lord [2:44] 19. Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel [1:50] 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water [4:17] 21. Let Me Be There [2:37] 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song [3:07] 23. Can‘t Help Falling In Love [1:37] 24. Closing Vamp [0:57]

Saturday 4 October 2014

Two New Imports CDs from the Bootleg Series: Two new CDs are about to be released by 'The Bootleg Series' label, one focussing on the fifties and one on the early sixties.
- '50's Sensation - Studio Masters & Outtakes' features 34 tracks including original studio banter + outtakes in great soundquality!
The album/single/ep masters from "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", "Doncha' Thinks It's Time" and "Lover Doll"
Great movie versions from the movies "Jailhouse Rock" and "King Creole". Radio spot from Pine Bluff, 02-23-55 and much more!
Some tracks previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, released by mistake or hard to find! Now for the first time collected on one great 50's cd release! A special edition from The Bootleg Series!
And also a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

Features, 'Shake, Rattle And Roll', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'One-Sided Love Affair', 'Hound Dog' etc

1. Shake, Rattle And Roll (master with count-in) 2:34 2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (master with count-in) 2:27 3. One-Sided Love Affair (master with count-in) 2:25 4. Hound Dog (from the original master tape) 2:16 5. Love Me Tender (master with count-in) 2:52 6. Poor Boy (remake take 1) 0:58 7. Let Me (vocal overdub take 3) 2:28 8. Old Shep (take 5) 4:01 9. Rip It Up (take 17) 2:06 10. Rip It Up (take 18) 1:37 11. Rip It Up (master with count-in) 2:16 12. All Shook Up (master with count-in) 2:03 13. Peace In The Valley (Pearl Harbor memorial version) 3:54 14. Jailhouse Rock (movie production version) 2:58 15. Young And Beautiful (solo version) 1:05 16. Don’t Leave Me Now (Vince Everett demo #1 - Take 1) 1:02 17. Don’t Leave Me Now (Vince Everett demo #2 - Take 1) 1:26 18. I Wanne Be Free (movie live version) 1:15 19. Treat Me Nice (Laurel 101 - Take 1) 2:38 20. Young And Beautiful (movie end version) 2:20 21. One More Day (sung by Mickey Shaughnessy) 1:18 22. White Christmas (master with count-in) 2:44 23. Don’t (master with count-in) 2:56 24. King Creole (master with count-in) 2:16 25. Turtles, Berries And Gumbo / Crawfish (unedited movie opening medley) 4:10 26. Lover Doll (ep master) 2:15 27. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (album master) 2:14 28. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (single master) 1:59 29. A Big Hunk O’ Love (album master) 2:15 30. Lover Doll (album master) 2:12 31. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (single master) 2:16 32. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (album master) 1:59 33. Radio spot for the Million Dollar Quartet album 3:26 34. Radio spot Elvis In Person, Pine Bluff, 02-23-55 1:12

- 'Top Notch Nashville - Elvis At RCA's Studio B - Part 4' features 24 tracks including 8 outtakes / false starts previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. Includes 'I'm Yours' (Stereo album + single master and Mono album master), Most masters newly remastered and with original studio banter
Great sound quality!
12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
Features 'Surrender', 'I'm Yours', 'Little Sister', 'What A Wonderful Life (re-created Stereo) and more.

01. Surrender (master) 2:00 02. I’m Yours (Stereo single master) 2:26 03. Little Sister (take 11) 1:06 04. What A Wonderful Life (re-created Stereo) 2:31 05. That’s Someone You Never Forget (master) 2:48 06. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 5) 2:23 07. Love Me Tonight (take 7) 0:28 08. Kiss Me Quick (master) 2:49 09. The Girl Of My Best Friend (master) 2:26 10. I’m Yours (Stereo album master) 2:25 11. Little Sister (master) 2:35 12. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (master) 2:45 13. He Knows Just What I Need (take 9)

14. He Knows Just What I Need (master) 2:20 15. Milky White Way (master, including false start) 2:56 16. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (master) 2:18 17. In My Father’s House (master, including workpart take 1) 2:39 18. Mansion Over The Hiltop (master, including false start) 3:20 19. Working On The Building (master) 2:09 20. If We Never Meet Again (master) 2:09 21. Joshua Fit The Battle (master) 2:55 22. I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (master) 2:05 23. Known Only To Him (master, including false start) 2:52 24. I’m Yours (Mono album master) 2:21

Monday 8 September 2014

‘Final Countdown To Midnight' jewel-case Versions Review: The new BackDraft separate CD and DVD sets of ‘Final Countdown To Midnight’ - Elvis’ fabulous New Year’s Eve concert are out now. But Beware of Fakes! Several EIN readers have been sold dodgy CDR or DVDR copies by unscrupulous dealers being passed off as these new releases. We have been told that they are all only CDRs or DVDRs and none came with the booklets as promised. Two collectors complained of the DVDR skipping – So Buyers Beware!.
Go HERE as EIN checks out these new Backdraft releases.
Yes they both come with different booklets and they are factory-pressed DVDs and CDs.

In limited supplies, ask your honest Elvis dealer!

Check your local dealers now for new copies.
(News, Source;Backdraft/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 29 August 2014

New release from the 'SR' label: ELVIS – LIVING THE PAIN (1-CD LONGBOX 4 PANEL DIGIPACK) 

HILTON HOTEL SHOWROOM, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 21-02-1972 MIDNIGHT SHOW

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Living the Pain" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 21, 1972.

As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 21th midnight show, a rare show from a Vegas winter season always poor of official and unofficial releases.. Elvis' love of singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

The midnight show from February 21th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause.

The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability.

Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme of a man who no singing the pain, but LIVING IT and 'An American Trilogy' which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also included rare performance of Help Me Make It Through The Night together the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water..

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.

This new CD will come in a new kind of deluxe long Digipack four panels, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from early 1972 .

Tracks: 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Proud Mary 04. Never Been To Spain 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Until It’s Time For You To Go 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Love Me 09. All Shook Up 10. Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel 11. Hound Dog 12. A Big Hunk Of Love 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. An American Trilogy 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love. Time 49min. (News, Source: Email)


New soundboard release announced by the Elvis Concert Fan label - Elvis 1975 On Tour (2CD):

 

Macon, GA. April 24 1975

Jacksonville, FL. April 25 1975

Lakeland, FL. April 28 1975

+ BONUS TRACKS FROM 3 SHOWS

Lake Charles, LA. May 4 1975 (afternoon & evening show) + Murfreesboro, TN. May 7 1975

A new 2 cd-set from ELVIS CONCERT FAN, including all 3 available soundboard recordings from april 1975, newly remastered, including the opening show from tour number 12 (since 1969).
Plus as a bonus recordings from 2 shows in Lake Charles (May 4 1975) and the tour closing show (May 7, 1975). Including 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information. Tracklistings:
CD 1 - TOUR OPENING SHOW (TAPE ONE), Macon, GA. April 24 1975: 01. Elvis Talks 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Big Boss Man 06. It’s Midnight 07. Promised Land 08. Fairytale 09. Burning Love 10. Band introductions 11. What I’d Say (James Burton) 12. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt 13. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 15. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 16. My Way 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 18. I’ll Remember You (first part only)
LAKELAND, FL. April 28 1975: 19. When It’s My Time (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps) 20. Burning Love 21. Band introductions 22. Guitar Solo (James Burton) 23. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt 24. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 25. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 26. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 27. My Boy 28. Help Me Make It Through The Night 29. Let Me Be There 30. An American Trilogy 31. Hawaiian Wedding Song 32. Hound Dog 33. Can’t Help Falling In Love 34. Closing Vamp
CD 2 - JACKSONVILLE, FL. April 25 1975: 01. Elvis Talks 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Big Boss Man 06. It’s Midnight 07. Burning Love 08. Band introductions 09. What I’d Say (James Burton) 10. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt) 11. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 12. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 13. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 14. My Way 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 16. I’ll Remember You 17. Let Me Be There 18. An American Trilogy 19. Funny How Time Slips Away
TOUR OPENING SHOW (TAPE TWO) Macon, GA. April 24 1975: 20. I’ll Remember You (second part only) 21. Let Me Be There 22. An American Trilogy 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp
BONUS TRACKS:
LAKE CHARLES, LA, May 4 1975, afternoon show: 25. Help Me
LAKE CHARLES, LA, May 4 1975, evening show: 26. Steamroller Blues 27. Why Me Lord? TOUR CLOSING SHOW - MURFREESBORO, TN. May 7 1975: 28. The Wonder Of You 29. Elvis Talks 30. Little Darlin’

Monday 18 August 2014 -

'Young Man With The Big Beat' Cheap Box set: Being re-released for 2014 in a Limited Edition cheap slim-line box-set is Elvis' 'Young Man With The Big Beat'.
A great opportunity for those that missed it in

Go HERE for EIN's detailed YMWTBB review

UK price - only £19.99 = Euro25 = US$33 with FREE Delivery in the UK.

Click to Pre-order now special deal >> . . Young Man With The Big Beat - OUT September 15, 2014.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Adios Lincoln' and 'Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights' New Imports: Two new imports announced today by Straight Arrow.
'Adios Lincoln' - Most of Elvis’ musicians prefer not to talk about Elvis’ final tours, but whenever they do, they usually agree that final tour was one that should have never been undertaken. It was simply one tour too many. At this stage it was impossible to hide the fact that Elvis was in serious problems.
This show is from Monday, June 20, 1977, 830pm, Lincoln. 
In any case, the Lincoln concert is one of the finest shows from that last tour. Elvis sounds much better than in Omaha the day before. Surprises include a well-sung ‘Help Me’ and arguably the best ever version of ‘Unchained Melody’, which for the first and only time was performed before the band introductions. Interestingly, and completely unknown until now, is that Elvis asks J.D. Sumner and the Stamps to perform 'Walk That Lonesome Road' during the band intros, which is very unusual for the time frame.
The June 20, 1977 show was first issued on CD in 2004 (Elvis Rocks
Lincoln). This sloppy edition was taken from an incomplete source, missing 17 minutes. For the first time Straight Arrow offer this concert complete. Using two independent original audience recorded tapes, Straight Arrow's sound engineer was able to restore all 73 minutes of Lincoln concert.
This new CD edition is limited to 500 copies. Do not miss one of the best shows from Elvis Presley final tour!
Tracklist: 1. 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. Love Me Tender - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Help Me - 13. Unchained Melody - 14. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 15. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps) - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians continues - 17. Early Mornin' Rain - 18. What'd I Say - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 21. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 22. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 23. I Really Don't Want To Know - 24. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogden) - 25. Jazzing In Vegas (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 26. Hurt - 27. Hound Dog - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
'Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights': Elvis' Friday, August 24, 1973 Dinner Show, Las Vegas.
Imagine being a singer, and really putting your heart into a song. At the same time, your audience is having dinner, and some of them plainly don’t give a fuck about you or your singing. They are talking loudly, making noises with their plates, smoking one cigarette after another… Doesn’t sound very enticing, does it?
By 1973, it was clear that Elvis’ Las Vegas shows had a negative effect on the singer. But even at this stage, he was still impressive as a singer and a performer, and especially on those nights where he really turned on the power, there was nobody like him in Vegas -- or anywhere else, for that matter.
The August 24th, 1973 dinner show is unreleased in any form and was sourced from an original, excellent sounding audience recorded "booth tape". What is perhaps most surprising, is that Elvis was still quite focused three weeks into the engagement.
In earlier years, the standard had sometimes slipped a bit in the third week, even as early as August ’70! Now he delivers a strong show, with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and ‘Big Hunk O’ Love’ being the show highlights. ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was not a regular during this season up to this point, but he delights the audience with a snappy version of his first million seller. And who knows, at this stage he may well have concluded that he’d found his own ‘Heartbreak Hotel’…
This show was rediscovered recently and we believe that you will agree with us that this is another great find. A real must - not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release!
Tracklist: 1. 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. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Release Me - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O'Love - 18. Heartbreak Hotel - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

Friday 15 August 2014

'Such A Night: The Definitive Live rarities Collection' New Import: Out soon is the 4 CD set "Such A Night: The Definitive Live rarities Collection".
Basically a clever collection of previously released "rare" material.
Most keen Elvis collectors will have nearly all these tracks already, the majority of Soundboard recordings having been released on the FTD label. 

Perhaps the audience recordings - some are one-liners of  'Folsom prison blues – i walk the line', 'You don’t know me', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'I John', 'Rip it up', 'His latest flame', 'Trouble – Raised on rock', 'What a friend we have in jesus', 'Roses are red', 'Jingle bells', 'Ku-u-i-po', and 'Suzie Q' are a draw card but you would have to be super keen.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklist:
THE SOUNDBOARD RECORDINGS, DISC 1
1. Loving You 23-08-69 2. Memories 23-08-69 3. Baby What You want me to do 24-08-69 4. Runaway 24-08-69 5. Yesterday-Hey Jude 24-08-69 6. My Babe 25-08-69 7. Rubberneckin’ 26-08-69 8. This Is The story 26-08-69 9. True love travels on a gravel road 26-01-70 10. Let it be me 15-02-70 11. Walk a mile in my shoes 19-02-70 12. Don’t cry daddy 23-02-70 13. Kentucky rain 23-02-70 14. Patch it up 10-08-70 15. The next step is love 10-08-70 16. Words 10-08-70 17. Twenty days and twenty nights 12-08-70 18. US Male / I was the one 12-08-70 19. Stranger in the crowd 13-08-70 20. Make the world go away 27-01-71 21. Only believe 27-01-71 22. There goes my everything 27-01-71 23. The impossible dream 29-01-71 24. Snowbird 29-01-71 25. Something 23-02-71 26. It’s impossible 16-02-72 27. I’m so lonesome I could cry 12-01-73
THE SOUNDBOARD RECORDINGS, DISC 2
01. Welcome to my world 14-01-73 02. Faded love 13-05-73 03. Adios me tender 03-09-73 04. Bridge over suspicious minds 03-09-73 05. Guadalajara / trouble 03-09-73 06. The most beautiful girl in the world 27-01-74 07. My baby left me 28-01-74 08. The first time ever I saw your face 01-02-74 09. Spanish eyes 24-05-74 10. I apologize 27-05-74 11. Turn around, look at me 28-06-74 12. When my blue moon / Blue christmas 29-06-74 13. Down in the alley 19-08-74 14. Good times Charlie’s got the blues 19-08-74 15. If you talk in your sleep 21-08-74 16. Take these chains from my heart 21-08-74 17. Bringing it back 02-09-74 18. Allright ok you win 29-09-74 19. Green green grass of home 22-03-75 20. I’ll be there / You’re the reason I’m living 22-03-75 21. Promised land 30-03-75 22. My boy 25-04-75 23. Happy birthday 04-05-75 24. Jambalaya 04-05-75 25. The eyes of Texas are upon you 04-06-75 26. Wooden heart 13-12-75 27. Just pretend 13-12-75 28. Danny boy 01-06-76 29. Return to sender 01-08-76 30. Blueberry hill 13-02-77 31. Unchained melody 16-02-77 32. Where no one stands alone 16-02-77 33. Moody blue 21-02-77 34. Reconsider baby 21-02-77 35. Bosom of Abraham 29-03-77 36. You better run 29-03-77 37. Trouble 03-05-77 38. I really don’t want to know 21-06-77
THE AUDIENCE RECORDINGS, DISC 3
01. Kentucky rain 03-02-70 02. Folsom prison blues – i walk the line 14-08-70 03. Oh happy day 14-08-70 04. You don’t know me 14-08-70 05. Ave maria 19-08-70 06. Memphis Tennessee 20-08-70 07. More 20-08-70 08. Sweet inspiration 20-08-70 09. When the snow is on the roses 24-08-70 10. San antonio rose 01-09-70 11. I John 01-08-71 12. I ain’t about to sing a song 12-08-71 13. I need your loving everyday 14-08-71 14. Rip it up 14-08-71 15. His latest flame 03-09-71 16. Faded love 15-02-73 17. I’m so lonesome I could cry 15-02-73 18. Memphis Tennessee 06-08-73 19. Trouble – Raised on rock 06-08-73 20. Tiger man (slow version) 11-08-73 21. Crying time 12-08-73 22. Trouble 12-08-73 23. Amazing grace 14-08-73 24. It’s a matter of time 25-08-73 25. What a friend we have in jesus 28-08-73 26. When my blue moon turns to gold again 09-02-74 27. You can have her 11-05-74 28. Roses are red 22-03-75 29. Jingle bells 01-04-75 30. Mickey Mouse march 01-04-75 31. The great pretender 01-04-75 32. You do something to me 01-04-75 33. Ku-u-i-po 07-05-75 34. Bossom of Abrahama you better run 19-07-75 35. You’ll never walk alone 19-07-75 36. Suzie Q 20-07-75 37. Shake a hand 22-07-75 38. Why me lord 22-07-75 39. Turn around look at me 23-07-75 40. Pieces of my life 24-07-75 41. Return to sender 24-07-75 42. Shake a hand 24-07-75 43. Wooden heart 24-07-75 44. Crying in the chapel 19-08-75 45. Loving you 19-08-75
THE AUDIENCE RECORDINGS, DISC 4
01. Young and beautiful 19-08-75 02. That’s all right – CC Rider 20-08-75 03. When my blue moon turns to gold again 10-12-75 04. Wooden heart 13-12-75 05. Wooden heart (part only) 31-12-75 06. Crying in the chapel 06-05-76 07. Loving you 06-05-76 08. Hawaiian Wedding Song 07-05-76 09. Happy birthday 09-05-76 10. Young and beautiful 09-05-76 11. What now my love 04-12-76 12. Such a night 12-12-76 13. Auld lang syne 31-12-76 14. Rags to riches 31-12-76 15. Reconsider baby 31-12-76 16. Rip it up 30-04-77 17. I really don’t want to know 30-05-77 18. I really don’t want to know 26-06-77
THE STAGE REHEARSALS:
19. Any day now 02-08-72 20. Portrait of my love 03-08-72 21. True love travels on a gravel road 03-08-72 22. Faded love 04-08-72 23. True love travels on a gravel road 04-08-72 24. I’m so lonesome I could cry 25-01-73 25. Welcome to my world 25-01-73 26. I’m leavin it up to you 25-01-73 27. Faded love 25-01-73 28. Seperate ways #1 25-01-73 29. Seperate ways #2 25-01-73 THE BONUS SONGS 30. Charlie Pride song 00-00-70 31. When the swallow comes back 00-02-70 32. We three 06-09-70 33. Detroit city 11-09-70 34. Wooden heart 03-09-71 35. Faded love 01-07-73 36. Faded love 07-08-73 37. That’s amore 29-03-75 38. Shake a hand 06-06-75 39. Killing me softly 19-07-75 40. Memphis Tennessee 22-07-75 41. Auld lang syne 31-12-75

Wednesday 6 August 2014

FTD Releases August 2014: Three new releases announced for August 2014 release, a Classic Album, UK book, plus new LIVE vinyl album.
- ‘Elvis For Everyone’ – Classic Album.
This 2-Disc 7" Set Celebrates 1965’s Classic Album "Elvis For Everyone" and features a selection of previously officially unreleased session outtakes.
The original press release posted by RCA in August 1965 says, "This is the first Elvis Presley album since 1962 [POT LUCK] that is not a movie soundtrack album." In this new album, Presley demonstrates great versatility by singing a wide range of songs, familiar and unfamiliar, slow ballads and hard-driving rock’’n’rollers. Only one of these songs has ever been issued before ("Summer Kisses, Winter Tears"). The lead off-song, "Your Cheatin’ Heart." Is the title song of the new movie based on the life of Hank Williams., currently playing throughout the country … ..Varied repertoire and Elvis in top form make this really Elvis For Everyone."
Although it was compiled from previously unreleased recordings, it appeared like a breath of fresh air to Elvis fans that had become
somewhat tired of the formulaic soundtracks. The LP hit the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. 
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! 
It also features the rare overdubbed version of "Wild in The Country" that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for "Summer Kisses." This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK’s unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. 
Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes from the ‘60s!!!!!!
Go here to SONY/FTD 2014 releases for full tracklisting.
- "Best Of British – The RCA Years 1957-1958
This is Elvis, with the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958.  As a companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful ‘Elvis: The Best Of British - The HMV Years’, this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued.
Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of ‘The RCA Years’ moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs. 
Within these 500 pages and amongst many formerly unknown
fascinating facts, you will discover: 
The English pub that inspired an Elvis song! 
Exactly where and when Elvis learned to play piano! 
The real life characters contained within the lyrics of Jailhouse Rock! 
The CD included with this book features many first-time officially released Elvis tracks. Here, amongst his classic songs, are the songwriters’ demo recordings as Elvis first heard them, plus the message he recorded on his home answer machine! 
‘The RCA Years (1957 - 1958)’ chronicles the meteoric rise in Great Britain of the ‘Sun King’ to the man who would ultimately be crowned ‘Artist Of The 20th Century’. 
Elvis innovated, others imitated!
Go here to SONY/FTD 2014 releases for full tracklisting.
- "Hot August Night" Special LIVE Double-Vinyl 
Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set.
Vinyl cutting by Abbey Road Studios
DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing
Go here to SONY/FTD 2014 releases for full tracklisting.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'That's the Way It Is' Legacy 2CD Set - OUT NOW: The double CD Legacy version features the original album, singles, bonus tracks plus the previously unreleased August 12th Dinner Show.
CD 1 Original Album: 1. I Just Can’t Help Believin’, 2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights, 3. How The Web Was Woven, 4. Patch It Up, 5. Mary In The Morning, 6. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 8. I’ve Lost You, 9. Just Pretend, 10. Stranger In The Crowd, 11. The Next Step Is Love, 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water,
ORIGINAL SINGLES: 13. I’ve Lost You (single version), 14. The Next Step Is Love (single version), 15. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (single version), 16. Patch It Up (single version), OUTTAKES 17. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1), 18. I’ve Lost You (Take 1), 19. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2), 20. Patch It Up (Take 1), 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1)
CD 2: August 12, Dinner Show - Previously Unreleased.
Order at Amazon - Only $16 >> That's The Way It Is (Legacy Edition) Go here to EIN's SONY/FTD 2014 page for and full tracklists.
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 1 August 2014

‘Final Countdown To Midnight' Two Extra jewel-case Deluxe Versions: Due to the enormous success of Backdraft’s box-set ‘Final Countdown to Midnight’ it appears that not enough copies were pressed which have left keen Elvis fans having to go without. Released only two weeks ago copies are already nigh impossible to track down.
Since we are unable to publish more copies of the boxset due to logistical reasons, Backdraft have decided to help satisfy fan demand by releasing 2 separate products both housed in a deluxe super-jewel case.
A 2CD version and a separate DVD only release, both with different front covers, contain a deluxe 24 page booklet inside. We would like to point out that the content of the booklets in both of the releases are entirely different and that, the photographs and text information are not repeated inside each of the releases.
These are again in very limited supplies and dealers will be restricted on quantities.
 
In the meantime, the production team at Backdraft would like to thank Elvis fans from around the world for their enormous support on this and our past releases.
Backdraft also announce the news that in the near future they will release a brand new unreleased soundboard (never before heard, not even as an audience recording) from the Las Vegas engagement from the Summer of 1970!! Another brand new release fans are sure to need for their collection.
(News, Source;Backdraft/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 24 July 2014

'Final Countdown To Midnight' NYE 1976 - in-depth Review: The deluxe 2CD/DVD set released by Backdraft label is the ultimate look at Elvis' 1976 New Year's Eve performance. Previously available via CDs with peak-audio distortion and on DVD/VHS with low quality fan-footage, now Backdraft have published a 106-page book plus remastered high-quality audio and incredible DVD featuring multi-camera angles. It has to be one of the essential Elvis releases of the year.

There is no doubt that Elvis’ final New Year’s Eve concert was certainly his last "Great" performance of his life. The nearly COMPLETE concert video which premieres to the world here will attest to the above statement. This DVD debuts newly discovered films, some of which have been transferred in High Definition and are positively stunning! The rich, vibrant colours provide a truly novel viewing experience.

The 106 page book boasts many rare and unpublished photos, detailed information about the show and an eyewitness text! The double CD set is also complete (unlike the edited FTD 2003 official release).

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

(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' New Import CD: An upgraded re-release of the original BILKO bootleg cd from 1989.
This is the best Elvis 1956 live album!
  Including:
- The complete May 16, 1956 concert remastered!
- The story behind this recording as told by disc jockey Ray Green.
-The complete dressing room interview by Ray Green remastered!
And as a bonus...
- The complete December 15,1956 concert as original recorded NOW remastered and speed corrected!
- Don Davis interviews Elvis (March 1956)
-12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
- Original album artwork - Limited Edition - 500 copies worldwide!

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Recorded At The Robinson Memorial Auditorium,
Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956
01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. Long Tall Sally
03. I Was The One
04. Money Honey
05. I Got A Woman
06. Blue Suede Shoes
07. Hound Dog
08. The story behind this recording as told by disc jockey Ray Green
09. Ray Green backstage - including part of "Hound Dog"
10. Elvis dressing room interview
11. Ray Green again
12. Concert extracts
Recorded At The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. Long Tall Sally
15. I Was The One
16. Love Me Tender
17. Don’t Be Cruel
18. Love Me
19. I Got A Woman
20. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
21. Paralyzed
22. Hound Dog
23. Don Davis interviews Elvis March 1956

'Elvis Presley - Some Call It Folk' New Import CD: Elvis’ 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis’ interest in contemporary folk music he didn’t release a "Folk" themed album.
For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record.
However from a marketing perspective we can hardly see an LP called "Elvis Folk"appealing to his fans in 1971, and let’s face it Elvis wasn’t recording what the general public would consider Folk. Instead the sound was more of a spontaneous "unplugged acoustic" feel as opposed to the more recent big ballads or soulful stew of the Memphis
sessions.  But still….some call it folk.
Now for the very first time.... finally an Elvis ‘Folk’ album. Housed
in a stunning 3 panel digipack. Don’t miss this one, and order your copy today !!
Go here to EIN's spotlight Should RCA have released an Elvis "Folk" album in 1971?
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
FOOLS RUSH IN (unedited master)
I’M LEAVIN’ (unedited master)
TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME (take 2)
UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO (take 7)
EARLY MORNING RAIN (take 11)
I WILL BE TRUE (take 2)
PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND (unedited master)
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (overdubbed master – different mix)
SNOWBIRD (take 2)
IT’S STILL HERE ( unedited master)
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT (take 3)
DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT (take 2 – edited)
IT’S ONLY LOVE (unedited master)
(THAT’S WHAT YOU GET) FOR LOVIN’ ME (take 10)
500 MILES (home recording)
BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND (home recording)
I’M LEAVIN’ (recorded live, 21.08.1974)
EARLY MORNING RAIN (recorded live, 21.06.1977)

Monday 21 July 2014
'Bossa Nova Baby' – The Ultimate Party DVD!: From the STAR import label, the surprise of Summer 2014!! A few weeks ago this fabulous new Party cd was released, now STAR has done it again and provides fans with this amazing new DVD, including new clips and all time favourites!!
This great release includes all 24 (!!) tracks from the European version and some bonuses! -Some of the highlights are:
A newly re-created 'Suspicious Minds' edit, done in the similar style as on Viva Elvis, only this time they used the 1969 master version, this HAS to be seen!! Footage from all eras of Elvis life have been used to make an unusual version, is he really singing this in the fifties??
Excellent new 'Too Much Monkey Business' clip, made like the This is Elvis version, but now complete with more rare movie footage.
'We're Coming in Loaded' included as bonus-track, a BRANDNEW remix version for another NIKE commercial… why ON EARTH was this not released on single?? , or at least included on the party cd? Check it out, and you will agree!
'Good Rockin Tonight' includes newly found footage from the fifties, unreleased in this format!!
'King Creole' from the amazing Viva Elvis dvd has been re-edited for a new viewing experience…probably one of the best STAR edits ever
'Burning Love', 'A Little Less Conversation' and 'Rubberneckin', all three OFFICIAL clips are included, very hard to find, especially on one disc! And the
sound has been improved as well!
Presented in limited edition BLUE box, again a not to be missed STAR release was born! - Check your dealers
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
DVD Tracklist:
Were Coming In Loaded/Commercials
Bossa Nova Baby
A Little Less Conversation
Burning Love
The 1957 Road Medley: Party/Teddy Bear/Got A Lot O Living To Do/Hot Dog
Jailhouse Rock
Guitar Man
King Creole
Viva Las Vegas
What A Wonderful Life
A Big Hunk O Love
Follow That Dream

Rubbberneckin
Good Rockin Tonight
Little Sister
Girl Happy
Stop, Look And Listen
Adam And Evil
Down In The Alley
Big Boss Man
Too Much Monkey Business
Patch It Up
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Suspicious Minds
- DUAL LAYER DVDR

Wednesday 16 July 2014
'Wahooo From Omaha' New Import Book/DVD: Venus Productions have announced their new release, "After the immediate sell out of "The King In Motion- Las Vegas" the first volume in this series, this second volume will bring you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show. Be prepared for over 47 minutes in superb quality, perfectly synced with a tremendously improved soundboard recording of the show. As a bonus we've also included much better footage of Dayton, OH, October 6, 1974, also synced with a SB recording. To round it off, we also included a bonus CD. We're pleased to present you the Omaha show in soundboard quality, the correct sequence, the right pitch (for the first time) and a much better sound than you've ever heard before. To pack the DVD and CD, we designed a 304 page, full color hardcover book with countless rare and unseen pictures".  
EIN notes that the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show was released with the FTD 'Fashion For A King' - see full concert review here.
The Omaha footage has also been available for a long time, hopefully Venus will have improved the quality this time.
(News, Source;Venus/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 4 July 2014

'That's the Way It Is' Legacy 2CD Set - TrackList Confirmed: The double CD Legacy version features the original album, singles, bonus tracks plus the previously unreleased August 12th Dinner Show.
CD 1 Original Album: 1. I Just Can’t Help Believin’, 2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights, 3. How The Web Was Woven, 4. Patch It Up, 5. Mary In The Morning, 6. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 8. I’ve Lost You, 9. Just Pretend, 10. Stranger In The Crowd, 11. The Next Step Is Love, 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water,
ORIGINAL SINGLES: 13. I’ve Lost You (single version), 14. The Next Step Is Love (single version), 15. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (single version), 16. Patch It Up (single version), OUTTAKES 17. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1), 18. I’ve Lost You (Take 1), 19. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2), 20. Patch It Up (Take 1), 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1)
CD 2: August 12, Dinner Show - Previously Unreleased.
Pre-Order Amazon - Only $16 >> That's The Way It Is (Legacy Edition) Release date August 5 confirmed
Go here to EIN's SONY/FTD 2014 page for and full tracklists.
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis In Hollywood' New Import CD: From the 'Bootleg Series' semi-official label comes the single CD release, 'Elvis In Hollywood'.
Includes:
- 10 complete masters and outtakes.
- The original "Girls! Girls! Girls!" mono masters as released in 1962.
- Movie radio trailers and promos plus as a bonus some instrumental tracks.
12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

Nice cover shot!

(News, Source;BootlegSeries/ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklist - Complete Masters & Alternate Takes (part 1)
01. Where Do You Come From (master take with count in)
02. Mexico* (dubbed film version)
03. The Bullfighter Was A Lady* (take 9)
04. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here* (take 10)
05. El Toro* (take 2)
The Original "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Mono Masters
06. I Don’t Want To
07. We’re Comin’ In Loaded
08. Thanks To The Rolling Sea
09. Where Do You Come From
10. Girls! Girls! Girls!
11. Return To Sender
12. Because Of Love
13. The Walls Have Ears
14. Song Of The Shrimp
15. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You
16. Earth Boy
17. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied
18. We’ll Be Together

Complete Masters & Alternate Takes (part 2)
19. If You Think I Don’t Need You (take 9)
20. Earth Boy* (undubbed film version)
21. Plantation Rock* (take 17+vocal repair)
22. If You Think I Don’t Need You (take 10)
23. Blackstar* (composite master take 13 and insert #1 take 5)
Movie radio trailers and promo’s
24. Double Trouble
25. Live a Little, Love A Little
26. Charro! audio featurette
27. Charro! (#1)
28. Charro! (#2)
29. Charro! (#3)
30. Charro! (#4)
31. Charro! (#5)
32. The Trouble With Girls (#1)
33. The Trouble With Girls (#2)
Bonus Tracks
34. Guadalajara (backing group & choir)
35. Marguerita (instrumental take 6)
36. Shoppin’ Around (instrumental take 2 & 3)
37. Shoppin’ Around (instrumental take 4)
38. Plantation Rock (instrumental)

Elvis -Live In Las Vegas - Dec 7, 1976 New Import CD: Out soon,Elvis As Recorded Live In Las Vegas - December 07, 1976 the only known available soundboard recording from Elvis’ last Vegas season. Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed.
Please note: This show was first released on the cd "Run On" in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. Now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!
Including: "You Better Run" and "Bosom Of Abraham"
Plus 8 great bonus tracks from Audience Recordings !
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklisting: 01. See See Rider 02. Elvis talks 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Elvis talks 05. Love Me 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 09. Blue Christmas 10. That’s All Right 11. Are You Lonesome Tonight 12. Softly, As I Leave You 13. Elvis talks 14. Fever 15. Medley: All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 16. Band introductions 17. Early Morning Rain 18. What’d I Say 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 Days 25. Hurt 26. Hound Dog 27. Hawaiian Wedding Song 28. You Better Run 29. Bosom Of Abraham 30. Elvis talks 31. Can’t Help Falling In Love 32. Closing Vamp 33. Christmas Souvenir Announcement
BONUS TRACKS (audience recordings):
34. Such A Night (12-12-76, closing show) 35. Rip It Up (12-11-76, dinner show) 36. One Night (12-03-76, dinner show) 37. Blue Suede Shoes (12-11-76, dinner show) 38. Elvis talks about his birthstone (12-12-76, closing show) 39. Happy Birthday to Charlie Hodge (12-12-76, closing show) 40. Until Then (12-11-76, midnight show) 41. What Now My Love (12-04-76, dinner show)

Thursday 19 June 2014
'The Rocker Strikes Again' New Import CD: Announced by an unknown label "The Rocker Strikes Again - Elvis Presley's Greatest Rock and Roll."
From the publicity... Do you remember? Back in the 1980’s two fantastic rock and roll compilation albums were releases by RCA: "Rocker" (1985) and "Return Of The Rocker" (1986). The albums were a huge success and a follow up, a third volume was already planned, including a full track listing but....for unknown reasons it was never released by RCA. Now, 28 years after volume two here is the final edition in this series: "The Rocker Strikes Again!" As with volumes 1 and 2 a stunning shot of Elvis on the motorbike is on the front cover. A beautiful 4 page full colour booklet housed in a plain white jewelcase, volume 3 contains 22 of the greatest rock and roll tracks released between 1964 – 1976. Masters, undubbed masters, live recordings and alternate takes… it’s all here for the perfect rock and roll album! So finally you have the change to complete your Rocker collection. Limited Edition only!
Note - Looks a little homemade to EIN - but what a fun cover
(News, Source;ElvisOnCD/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist: 1 Memphis, Tennessee - 02 Little Egypt - 03 C’Mon Everybody - 04 Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (take 6) - 05 Too Much Monkey Business - 06 U.S. Male (take 11) - 07 A Little Less Conversation (album version) - 08 Trouble / Guitar Man (live, June 27, 1968) - 09 See See Rider (live, February 18, 1970) - 10 Johnny B. Goode (live, August 24, 1969) - 11 My Babe (live, August 25, 1969) - 12 Cindy Cindy (undubbed master) - 13 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - 14 Proud Mary (live, June 10, 1972) - 15 A Big Hunk O’ Love (live, February 16, 1972) - 16 Burning Love (take 4) - 17 My Baby Left Me (live, March 20, 1974) - 18 Promised Land - 19 T-R-O-U-B-L-E (original session mix) - 20 For The Heart (undubbed master) - 21 Way Down (take 2)

Sunday 15 June 2014

'Elvis Presley - For Mono Fans Only' New CD: New from the "Bootleg Series" a single CD 'Elvis Presley - For Mono Fans Only'. The first four tracks of this album are recordings made during Elvis' time off duty whilst in the Army. The "G.I. Blues" masters are the original mono masters as released in 1960, including "Tonight's All Right For Love".

Also you can hear almost 40 minutes private home recordings recorded in Waco Texas, May 1958. This recording was edited on the release "Off Duty with Private Presley", now you can hear the complete unedited recording! As a special bonus we've included 6 radio spots and a movie trailer for the movie "G.I. Blues".

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Master recordings (Mono) RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee - June 1958
01. I Need Your Love Tonight 2:05
02. A Big Hunk O' Love 2:14
03. (Now And Then There's)
A Fool Such As I 2:38
04. I Got Stung 1:51
Master recordings (Mono) RCA Studios, Hollywood, California - April 1960
05. Didja' Ever 2:39
06. Doin' The Best I Can 3:11
07. G.I. Blues 2:39
08. Tonight Is So Right For Love 2:15
09. What's She Really Like 2:20
10. Blue Suede Shoes 2:08
11. Wooden Heart 2:04
12. Shoppin' Around 2:25
13. Pocketful Of Rainbows 2:34
14. Frankfort Special 2:56
15. Tonight's All Right For Love 2:09
16. Big Boots 1:33
Private Home Recording (Unedited) Eddie Fadal Residence, Waco, Texas - May 1958
17. Sail Along Silvery Moon / I Understand Just How I Feel 2:04
18. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 2:49

19. Dialogue 0:33
20. I Can't Help It 4:11
21. Dialogue 0:55
22. Who's Sorry Now 1:42
23. Who's Sorry Now 3:04
24. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 2:20
25. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 0:54
26. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 2:41
27. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 2:46
28. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 1:18
29. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 1:30
30. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby 1:36
31. Dialogue 0:32
32. Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / Blue Moon / Don't You Know I Love You 2:34
33. Tomorrow Night 2:11
34. Tomorrow Night 0:24
35. Little Darlin' 2:04
36. Monologue 0:31
37. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 2:14
Bonus tracks
6 "G.I. Blues" Radio spots + movie trailer

Thursday 5 June 2014
'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' Deluxe Edition: After weeks of speculation Sony/RCA/Legacy officially announce the release of monumental definitive edition of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)" presented together for the first time ever in a Deluxe Box Set (8CD/2DVD). Available on August 5, 2014.
The CD selection is exactly as EIN predicted with two concerts being officially released for the very first time. 
CD1 ‘That's The Way It Is’ - Original Album
CD2 August 10 Opening Show - (FTD One Night in Vs)
CD3 August 11 DS - Unreleased
CD4 August 11 MS - (BMG Live In Las Vegas box-set)
CD5 August 12 DS - Unreleased
CD6 August 12 MS - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
CD7 August 13 DS - (FTD The Wonder Of You)
CD8 Rehearsals - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together - for the first time ever - the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony and Warner Brothers, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is with unique and previously unreleased material.
The highly-collectible That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), bonuses include unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set.
Originally released on RCA Records in November 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 "Summer Festival" season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas to create one of Elvis' best albums.
On July 14, rehearsals for the movie and live shows commenced at the MGM lot in Culver City, California. The Hollywood cameras rolled for five different rehearsals prior to the opening night on August 10. Unquestionably, Elvis was keen to broaden his repertoire for the film,as more than 60 songs were attempted during the period, far more than the usual average of 20 to 25 that would normally be chosen. Over the four nights filmed by MGM, Elvis and his band worked tirelessly, trying out a broad variety of musical styles, emphasizing his desire to share the wide range of music he loved with his audience. Director Denis Sanders captured the end result magnificently, providing fans throughout the world with their first glimpse of the new contemporary Elvis performing at the peak of his vocal prowess both in rehearsal and on the stage.
'That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)' centers on the SIX complete shows recorded and partially filmed by MGM. Two of the shows are released for the first time in their entirety.
The original RCA album is expanded with the four single sides from the period, and a selection of “fly-on-the-wall” outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the album. Completing the audio section, a separate disc of insightful rehearsal highlights, featuring unusual song selections showcases both the hard work and the playful atmosphere that governed Elvis’ relationship with his musicians.
That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) puts the original RCA album and the 1970 MGM documentary feature together in a single package for the first time. It includes the previously released original theatrical DVD version (1970) and the re-edited and extended DVD version from 2000.
(EIN note: What a shame not one scrap of new footage has been included. This would have been the perfect place and presumably indicates that there will never be an official release of any more MGM filmed material).
Go HERE to Amazon Pre-Order>> That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) with cheap price guarantee
Go here to EIN's SONY/FTD 2014 releases page for more details and full tracklists.
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

       

'That's the Way It Is' Legacy 2CD Set - Confirmed: It seems that although 2014 is supposed to be a celebration of Elvis and the "60th Anniversary of the Birth of Rock'n'Roll", SONY have instead decided to celebrate the 44th Anniversary of 'That's the Way It Is'!
Not only is the Warners Deluxe BluRay DVD Digibook movie being released, as well as the "Deluxe" 8 CD, 2 DVD set but the two-CD 'That's the Way It Is' Legacy release is also being released.

Pre-Order Amazon - Only $19 >> That's The Way It Is (Legacy Edition)

Release date August 5 confirmed

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


'Around Midnight' New Import CD: Out now on the Verve label is "Around Midnight" in improved sound from Elvis' Las Vegas Midnight Show August 21, 1974. EIN notes, the signs are everywhere that the bootleggers are struggling to find any good new Elvis material to release, they are either copying off each other or FTD with promises of "Improved audio".
This concert has been previously issued on the FTD ' Nevada Nights' in pretty good sound quality. See review here.
1. See See Rider 2. I Got A Woman / Amen 3. Story about Bobby Jean 4. Love Me 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 6. It's Midnight 7. Big Boss Man 8. Fever 9. Love Me Tender 10. All Shook Up 11. Dialogue 12. I'm Leavin' 13. Softly As I Leave You 14. Hound Dog 15. You Gave Me A Mountain 16. Polk Salad Annie 17. Band Introduction 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep 19. Why Me Lord 20. Havin´Fun On Stage 21. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song 23. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 24. Let Me Be There 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
(News,Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Tahoe' New Import CD: From no notable label and with a poor cover photo this is supposedly "a great sounding soundboard recording" remaster. This is a re-release of the Lake Tahoe Dinner Show from May 23, 1974. First released on "...And The King For Dessert" bootleg from 1998.
Perhaps worthwhile if you don’t have the original, - see note above "The signs are everywhere that the bootleggers are struggling" ...
Newly remastered. Now sounding like never before! Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
Tracklisting:
C.C.Rider I Got A Woman / Amen Love Me Trying To Get To You All Shook Up Love Me Tender You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Hound Dog Fever Polk Salad Annie Why Me Lord Suspicious Minds Band Introductions I Can't Stop Loving You Help Me An American Trilogy Let Me Be There (1st part only) Funny How Time Slips Away (2nd part only) Big Boss Man It's Now Or Never Can't Help Falling In Love.
(News,Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 2 June 2014
Two New FTD Releases June: FTD is pleased to announce its new June 2014 releases.
- 'The Return To Vegas' - This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It’s the earliest known professional recording from Elvis’ 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has "opening night" written on the back, but that’s not the real date. Some experts believe it’s from August 3, but we have no information what so ever to suggest a certain date.
However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards. Why Joan Deary edited and mastered this for release is another mystery, since she of course had all the shows RCA recorded on 8-track tape with audio in substantially better quality. This release comes in a 7" digi-pack with a 12-pages booklet, featuring great photos from the collections of Steve Barile & Jim Patino, and a foreword by Ken Sharp.
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. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 10. Monologue, 11. Baby, What You Want Me To Do, 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 13. Yesterday / Hey Jude, 14. Introductions, 15. In The Ghetto, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. What’d I Say, 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Previously released on the bootleg 'Return Of A Prodigy' (see EIN review here), the remastered audio on this FTD is supposed to be far superior.  
- 'Memphis To Nashville '61' FTD Book/CD: FTD Books and Flaming Star, in association with EPE, will release a new book – "Memphis To Nashville ’61" – in late June. This will give a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961. The book includes accounts of that day and the events leading up to it. It features accounts from Elvis’ musicians, friends and fans, magazine- and newspaper articles from the time, and many rare and newly-discovered photographs. The collection of over 100 unpublished photographs, most of them in black and white, have been collected from many different sources; some are from original negatives whilst others are from original prints. Also included in the book is a section on Elvis’ visit to Nashville on March 8, 1961, less than two weeks after the benefit shows of February 25, to receive an honorary colonelship from the Governor of Tennessee, Buford Ellington. Furthermore, the final part of the volume includes information and details relating to the recording sessions held on March 12 and 13, 1961 that provided most of the tracks for the classic LP, "Something For Everybody". As an added bonus, the book comes with a CD containing the mono version of "Something For Everybody" plus
recordings of Elvis’ press conference, held at the Hotel Claridge in Memphis on February 25, 1961, and of the presentation of honours at the Tennessee State Capitol just 11 days later.
The 'Memphis To Nashville '61' Book includes a bonus CD. Tracklisting: Something For Everybody (mono version) Plus BONUSES 13) Press Conference (March 25, 1961) 14) Elvis Is Made An Honorary Colonel (March 8 1961) (go HERE for full tracklisting)
Both "The Return To Vegas" and "Nashville To Memphis '61" will be shipped last week of June.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' New Deluxe Sony Box-Set: Now available for Pre-Order on Amazon for $189.21 - Still with no official announcement Sony will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD Deluxe box-set of 'Elvis : That's The Way It Is' this August. The DVDs will be the same as the Warners' TTWII 2-DVD set while the CDs will contain some previously unreleased concerts and some newly remastered concerts. Hopefully the audio upgrade of Elvis' "Best Concert" August 12th Midnight Show 1970 - will be the icing on the cake.
The set should include
CD1 ‘That's The Way It Is’ - Original Album
CD2 August 10 Opening Show - (FTD One Night In Vegas)
CD3 August 11 DS - Unreleased
CD4 August 11 MS - (BMG Live In Las Vegas box-set)
CD5 August 12 DS - Unreleased
CD6 August 12 MS - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
CD7 August 13 DS - (FTD The Wonder Of You)
CD8 Rehearsals - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
Note that the contents have not been confirmed as yet.
Release Date 5 August 2014- Priced at US$189

Go HERE to Pre-Order>> That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition 8CD/2DVD) with cheap price guarantee
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 26 May 2014
'Bossa Nova Baby: Party Album' European version: Just when you think SONY has created a funky new cover for a party album (see below), they then come up with a crappy "K-Tel" type design for the "Bossa Nova Baby: The Ultimate Elvis Presley Party Album" European version! What were they thinking?
The European version features nine extra tracks, but then they totally dilute the content with rubbish like 'Stop, Look and Listen', 'Adam and Evil', 'What a Wonderful Life' and 'Girl Happy'. These are songs that will not be making GenZ dance across the floor - sometimes Less really is More!
Tracklist:1. Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Mix, 2. A Little Less Conversation - JXL Radio Edit Remix, 3. Burning Love - Viva Mix, 4. (Let's Have A) Party, 5. Jailhouse Rock, 6. Guitar Man, 7. King Creole - Viva Mix, 8. Viva Las Vegas, 9. What a Wonderful Life, 10. A Big Hunk O' Love, 11. Follow That Dream, 12. Rubberneckin' - Paul Oakenfold Remix, 13. Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do!, 14. Good Rockin' Tonight, 15. Little Sister, 16. Girl Happy, 17. Stop, Look and Listen, 18. Adam and Evil, 19. Down in the Alley, 20. Big Boss Man, 21. Too Much Monkey Business, 22. Patch It Up, 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 24. Suspicious Minds
Order for only £8.99 at Amazon Go Here. > Bossa Nova Baby: The Ultimate Elvis Presley Party Album Label: RCA Victor/Legacy - Release date Aug 11, 2014.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'That's the Way It Is' Legacy 2CD Set: It seems that although 2014 is supposed to be a celebration of Elvis and the "60th Anniversary of the Birth of Rock'n'Roll", SONY have instead decided to celebrate the 44th Anniversary of 'That's the Way It Is'!
Not only is the Warners Deluxe BluRay DVD Digibook movie being released, as well as the "Deluxe" 8 CD, 2 DVD set also being rumoured - but the two-CD 'That's the Way It Is' Legacy release has also been noted on amazon.

FTD of course released their version back in 2008 so one wonders what RCA/Legacy are going to include on the "General Public" Legacy version.

Release date August 5, SONY are yet to confirm content

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 24 May 2014
'On A Winning Streak!' New Import CD: Out soon from Straight Arrow is the 3CD set "On A Winning Streak" - From "booth tapes Vol.4"featuring three strong shows as recorded on February 17 (DS + MS) and 18 (DS), 1973… which means that all of it was recorded within a day. This release documents what a strain it was on Elvis’ creativity and general well-being to be performing under such a tight schedule for a whole month, but it also shows how well he actually coped under the circumstances. All three shows are tight, lively and entertaining, and you can really hear that the whole room was buzzing with excitement at his shows. All three shows are well-paced, featuring a solid selection of concert favorites as well as songs from the recent ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ television special. Elvis is clearly enjoying the interaction with his fans, and there is plenty of that here. Interestingly, he momentarily loses his patience with one loud fan, though he later says that he was "just kidding".
A fascinating release, featuring all three shows in surprisingly good audience recorded sound: in fact, these recordings are amongst the
finest audience recorded shows out there.
Everything can be heard clearly, including all of Elvis’ comments, and the well-balanced and crisp live sound on these recording will make you feel like you are right there in the showroom enjoying the King in person. These tapes were recently rediscovered, we believe that you will agree with us that this is a great find and a real must, and not just for the hardcore collector.
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)
CD1 - Saturday, February 17, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Jackie Kahane comedy sketch (partial) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 - Saturday, February 17, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Instrumental Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode (with false start) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD3 - Sunday, February 18, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Jackie Kahane comedy sketch (partial) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (with reprise) - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode (with false start) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 15. All Shook Up - 16. Little Sister / Get Back - 17. What Now My Love - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 21. An American Trilogy - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Friday 23 May 2014
'ELVIS – Let It Rock!' New Import: Gravelroad Music announces their latest upcoming release. 'ELVIS – Let It Rock! The complete closing show of February 23, 1971. This is the fourth deluxe digipack CD and last of our highly sought after series LAS VEGAS JAN/FEB 1971 engagement. Just like the previous 3 CDs in limited pressing.
Includes twenty-two color photos of the same show and a beautiful and rare poster as a centerfold are used to make this a fabulous package Elvis 1971 style!
Audio has been restored to a more balanced sound and the missing rare first live version of "Help me make it through the night" is also included!
We believe our four releases have captured Elvis at his best! In Vegas 1971, Great sound, Quality photos, Strong in-depth liner notes
About the show, the quality of performing is truly excellent, Elvis is committed to give an excellent show. Less talkative between songs until the last part of the show, where he start to talk and surprises us with his very first known performance of "Help Me
Make It Through The Night", which he will record only a little while later that same year.
Was it a try out? Much more background info you can find in the liner notes…
Definitive highlights of the show are "Polk Salad Annie", "How Great Thou Art", "Bridge Over troubled Water", "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and the powerful "The Impossible Dream"!
What you can expect… Gravelroad Music stands for high quality releases, with very high expectations for both the audio and the packaging and background information.
Great sound, Quality photos, Strong in-depth liner notes.
(News, Source;GRM/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist
February 23, 1971 Closing Show (12.00 am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
01 Also Spoke Zarathustra 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman / By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Excerpt) 04 Love Me Tender / Love Me 05 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Something 10 Johnny B Goode 11 How Great Thou Art 12 Don’t Be Cruel 13 Heartbreak Hotel 14 Blue Suede Shoes 15 Bridge Over Troubled Water 16 Little Sister/Get Back 17 Hound Dog 18 Suspicious Minds* 19 The Impossible Dream* Extra Tracks: Audience recording: 20 Suspicious Minds 21 Band Introductions 22 Help Me Make It through The Night 23 The Impossible Dream.
Note: * Tracks 18 & 19 are from January 28, 1971 Midnight Show.
Together with the other three releases "Snowbird", "Only Believe" and "Leaner & Meaner Than Ever" you’ll have 4 fantastic sounding soundboards of 1971 with beautiful Booklets, insightful written liner notes, together almost 100 pages , some 100+ photos, rare or in the best quality ever seen! and time related souvenirs!
A truly great audio and visual collection of the January / February 1971 Las Vegas engagement!

Monday 19 May 2014

'Elvis On Air- Live from Memphis to Paris' New CD: The Bootleg Series presents "Elvis On Air - Live from Memphis to Paris". A collection of radio broadcasts from 1954 to 1960 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ first recording "That’s All Right, Mama", including historic, rare and unreleased recordings.
Including:
- 2 CD'S / 56 tracks!
- News reports from ELVIS in CANADA (1957)
- Elvis in Detroit (1957)
- Elvis in Paris interview (1959)
- Dewey Phillips (the first disc jockey to play Elvis) live from Memphis!
- 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
Free Limited Edition Poster With Each CD!

Surprisingly fans can find some of these "Bootleg Series" CDs for sale on Amazon UK. Check it out.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

TRACKS CD 1:
WHBQ, Memphis, Tennessee - summer 1954 "Red Hot & Blue"
01.That’s All Right 2:27
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 10/16/1954 "The Louisiana Hayride"
02.Intro 1:47
03.That’s All Right 2:58
04.Blue Moon Of Kentucky 2:15
KDAV, Lubbock, Texas - 01/06/1955
05.Shake, Rattle And Roll 2:21
06.Fool, Fool, Fool 1:53
WJOI, Florence, Alabama - 01/19/1955
07.Shake, Rattle And Roll 2:20
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 03/05/1955* "The Louisiana Hayride"
08.Hearts Of Stone 1:35
09.Little Mama 2:03
Jacksonville, Florida - 07/29/1955
10.Mae Axton Interviews Elvis 3:16
11.Baby Let’s Play House (master) 2:16
KSIJ, Gladewater, Texas - 08/10/1955
12.Radio Commercial 0:16
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 08/20/1955"The Louisiana Hayride"
13.Maybelline 2:29
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 10/01/1955"The Louisiana Hayride"
14.I Forgot To Remember To Forget 3:34
15.Radio commercial for the Elvis resley show, Denver, april 8, 1956 1:09
KLRA, Little Rock, Arkansas - 05/16/1956
16.Ray Green backstage/Hound Dog 0:52
17.Interview with Elvis 6:21
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 12/15/1956* "The Louisiana Hayride"
18.Paralyzed 2:24
CBC, Canada - 04/02/1957
19.Elvis Presley comes to Canada Bill Beatty is all shook up! 2:06
Including a fragment of "Hound Dog" recorded live in Toronto, April 2, 1957
CBC, Canada - 04/04/1957 Assignment"
20.Bill McNeil and Maria Berrett talks about the Elvis show in Toronto 3:59
21.CKOY Radio’s Mac Lipson interviews Elvis in Ottawa, april 3, 1957 5:42
CBC, Canada - 04/04/1957 "Music Time"
22.Concert report from Toronto, Canada 2:46
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel" Recorded live in Toronto, April 2, 1957
CKWX, Vancouver, Canada - 08/31/1957
23.Red Robinson at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, Canada 3:14
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel", "I Was The One", "I Got A Woman" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin"
NDR, Germany - 10/01/1958
24.Arriving In Bremer Haven 2:59
BR, Germany - 06/15/1959
25.Hannelore Krab interviews Elvis in hotel "Bayerischer Hof", Munich, Germany 3:51
AFN (Armed Forces Network) - 03/01/1960
26.A Big Hunk O’ Love (master) 2:01
27.Johnny Paris interviews Elvis in Frankfurt, Germany 10:54
TRACKS CD 2:
WMPS, Memphis, Tennessee - 08/31/1955
01.Bob Neal interviews Elvis, Scotty and Bill 5:27
WOSFM (Oscar High School radio station), South Norfolk, Virginia - 02/12/1956
"The Cuzin’ Ray Hoedown"
02.Raymond H. Pulley interviews Elvis at the Norfolk Municipal Auditorium 3:30
Detroit, Michigan - 03/31/1957 "Men or Menace?"
03.Opening 0:49
04.About the fans 1:47
05.Detroit Police inspector O’Brien 0:56
06.Fans about Elvis 4:09
07.Hugh Jarrett of The Jordanaires a.o. 1:46
08.Back to the Presley fans 0:24
09.All hell breaks loose! (part 1) 3:51
10.All hell breaks loose! (part 2) 9:27
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel", "Long Tall Sally", "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" and "All Shook Up"
11.At the press conference 2:57 
12.Elvis Presley Men or Menace? 2:16
WNOE, New Orleans, Louisiana - 07/10/1956
13.Engagement rumors 4:34
WELO, Tupelo, Mississippi - 09/27/1957
14.Newsreport from the Mississippi Fair and Dairy Show 2:55 
15.Interview with Elvis Presley 4:20 
16.Interview with Anita Wood 3:00
NBC "Monitor" - 03/1957*
17.Backstage interview 1:53
WJBS, Daytona Beach, Florida - 08/09/1956
18.Ed Ripley interviews Elvis in his dressing room at Peabody Auditorium 4:55
KPOI, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1959
19.Hello To Hawaii 0:43
KPOI, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1959 Uncle Tom’s Cabin"
20.Tom Moffatt calls Elvis in Germany 5:41
WARL, Arlington, Texas - 07/1959
21.Don Owens calls Elvis in Bad Nauheim, Germany 2:55
22.German reporter interviews Elvis (1959) 3:43
Paris, France - 06/17/1959
23.Mario Delegarde interviews Elvis in Paris
Including a question about Brigitte Bardot 2:03
BONUS TRACKS:
KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 04/05/1958 "The Louisiana Hayride"
24.Telegram from Elvis and The Colonel 1:14
25.Victrola radio ad 1 1956 0:51
26.Victrola radio ad 2 1956 0:50
27.March Of Dimes Radio Spot 01/02/1957 0:26
28.March Of Dimes Original radio transfer 1957 1:46
WHBQ, Memphis, Tennessee "Red Hot & Blue"

'A Man At The Top' new Import Vinyl / DVD: The VV label will be soon release "A Man At The Top!" featuring the complete live soundboard recording on August 10th 1970 Las Vegas opening show. The double vinyl will be accompanied with a DVD with the best video possible of the show . After the success of the first four releases We decided: to give you more.….. so we decided to not only bring you the best audio , but also the best video quality possible.
The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector heavy vinyl set. At the same moment FOR THE FIRST TIME as bonus will be included a DVD OF THE SHOW giving to this release the status of "UNIQUE". (EIN notes that this DVD has been previously released on International's 'TTWII The Complete Works')
"A Man At The Top" wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this August 1970. This will be the first STEP of a wider project, in fact the producers’ intention is to accompanied this

first volume with other three volumes, in the way to cover all the soundboarding recordings of August 1970.
The opening show presents 8 new songs, including both the sides of his next two singles!!! …. the rest is history……
All the footage has been digitally restored in matter to achieve the best result of image quality. All the footage includes matching audio from the original concert in the way to get a perfect syinc between audio and image with speed correction of the original footage. Although the show is no complete , the result believe us is very impressive, Elvis as you never seen.. The Best Quality To Date!
Limited 500 copies. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the opening night., giving to the reader an unique document to read, listen and see, with Elvis at his best ..A MAN AT THE TOP of his possibilities..
VV LAVEL added a DVD cover, as a bonus, so each customer can decide by themselves if they will want to keep the DVD inside the book or inside a proper single DVD case.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

LP August 10, 1970 Opening Night - Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 62,00 MIN
SIDE A* 13.20 MIN
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 Mystery Train/Tiger Man 04 Monologue 1 05 I Can’t Stop Loving You 06 Love Me Tender
SIDE B* 16.20 MIN
07 The Next Step Is Love 08 Words 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 10 Something
SIDE C* 16.37 MIN
11 Sweet Caroline 12 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 13 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 14 Polk Salad Annie 15 Introductions
SIDE D* 16.03 MIN
16 I’ve Lost You 17 Monologue 2 18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 19 Patch It Up 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording
DVD Las Vegas Opening Night August 10, 1970 show
Running time 47 min.
The Show 01.Opening Vamp /That’s All Right 02.Mystery Train/Tiger Man 03.I Can’t Stop Loving You 04.Love Me Tender 05.Next Step Is Love/(part only) Words (part only) 06.Something (part only) 07.You’ve Lost The Loving Feeling 08.You Don’t Have To Say 09.Polk Salad Annie 10.Patch It Up 11.Can’t Help Falling Love 12.Backstage/After Show Party
Approx running time 36.00 min.
BONUS FEATURES:
01 Dressing Room & Backstage Approx. Time 11 min. 02 VV Label Back Catologue Approx. Time 1 min
TOTAL TIME 48 MIN. Include Previously Unreleased Material
Full Restored With Meticulously Remastered Sound and Picture

'Alternate Love letters' and 'I Can Help' New Import CDS: Two new CD releases "Alternate Love Letters" & "I Can Help the 30th anniversary" have been announced but not by any reputable import label and they look like they contain nothing that hasn’t been released before.


The promo blurb states....
'The Alternate Love letters From Elvis'
- features various undubbed and overdubbed masters plus a few live performances.

'Elvis I Can Help – 30th Anniversary Album'
This year it’s 30 years ago that the compilation album ‘I CAN HELP AND OTHER GREAT HITS' was released in the UK. It was one of the most successful Elvis albums of the early 1980’s. It was even released on picture disc and on single ( both ‘I Can Help’ and ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ housed in a poster bag ) Strangely enough it was never released on CD. We are proud to present the entire album on CD for the first time, including some very hard to find bonus selections including the unreleased 12" version of I Can Help.
Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack (with UNSEEN photo’s of Elvis from the mid 1970’s) this is a real ‘must have’ for all Elvis CD and photo collectors.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
'The Alternate Love letters From Elvis'
1 - Love Letters (Undubbed Master, Rough Mix) 2 - When I’m Over You (Strings Overdub Master) 3 - If I Were You (Undubbed Master Take 9) 4 - Got My Mojo Working (Brass Overdub Unedited Master) 5 - Heart Of Rome (Brass & String Overdub Take 3 & Wp Take 1) 6 - Only Believe (Brass & String Overdub Master Featuring Horns) 7 - This Is Our Dance (Undubbed Master) 8 - Cindy Cindy (Backup Vocals Overdub Master) 9 - I’ll Never Know (Undubbed Master) 10 - It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) (Strings Overdub Master) 11 – Life (Additional String Overdub Master) 12 - When I’m Over You (Undubbed Master,Rough Mix) 13 - Got My Mojo Working (Brass & String Overdub Master) 14 - Cindy Cindy (Brass & String Overdub Master) 15 - It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) (Brass & String Overdub Master) 16 - When I’m Over You (Backup Vocals Overdub Master) 17 - Got My Mojo Working (Rehearsal July 16, 1970) 18 - Heart Of Rome (Rehearsal July 24, 1970) 19 - Love Letters (Live October 20, 1976) 20 - Only Believe (Live) 21 - I’ll Never Know (Brass & String Overdub Master W.O Backing Vocals) 22 - It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) (Undubbed Master) 23 - I’ll Never Know (Brass & String Overdub Master) 24 – Life (Undubbed Master Take 20)
'Elvis I Can Help – 30th Anniversary Album'
1. I Can Help 2. Moody Blue 3. If You Talk In Your Sleep 4. Sweet Angeline 5. Only The Strong Survive 6. Hurt 7. Promised Land 8. My Boy 9. Green Green Grass Of Home 10. Raised On Rock 11. Fool 12. Way Down 13. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 14. Take Good Care Of Here 15. I Can Help ( 10" version ) 16. My Boy ( take 1 ) 17. Sweet Angeline ( vocal overdub ) 18. Promised land ( harmony version ) 19. Way Down ( undubbed ) 20. Fool ( alternate mix ) 21. Hurt ( take 3 )

Tuesday 13 May 2014
'Bossa Nova Baby: The Ultimate Elvis Party Album' New CD: Out next month a fabulous looking new compilation from SONY. While recent general compilations have featured the usual greatest hits selections, this time SONY have come up with a different theme with 'Bossa Nova Baby' and 'King Creole' being two of the better tracks from "Viva Elvis". (Shame they missed out the 'Blue Suede Shoes' Viva Mix).
The front cover is a gem, nice to see 'Down In The Alley' and 'Good Rockin' Tonight' on the tracklist and a budget price of only $14.
1. Bossa Nova Baby (Viva Mix)
2. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
3. Burning Love (Viva Mix)
4. (Let's Have A) Party
5. Jailhouse Rock
6. Guitar Man
7. King Creole (Viva Mix)
8. Viva Las Vegas
9. A Big Hunk O' Love
10. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
11. Little Sister
12. Good Rockin' Tonight, 13. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
14. Down In The Alley, 15. Suspicious Minds
OUT June 3, 2014, Pre-Order only $14.98 Click here> Bossa Nova Baby: The Ultimate Elvis Party Album
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis Sings" New UK SONY CD: Yet another new SONY Elvis release for 2014! Following on from the two US budget 12-track compilations of "Elvis Uncovered", SONY UK have copied the concept for the new 2014 album "Elvis Sings.." featuring his cover version of, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Bee Gees, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters etc 
This time however the budget album features a far better value for money 23 tracks.
1. Promised Land
2. What'd I Say
3. Early Mornin' Rain
4. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
5. My Babe
6. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
7. Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
9. Help Me Make It Through The Night - Elvis Presley & The Imperials Quartet
10. Gentle On My Mind
11. Funny How Time Slips Away - with The Jordanaires, The Imperials Quartet
12. Sweet Caroline , 13. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
14. Proud Mary , 15. I Got a Woman
16. Words , 17. Something
18. You Don't Know Me - with The Jordanaires , 19. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
20. Danny Boy, 21. My Way
22. Tomorrow Is A Long Time, 23. Only the Strong Survive
From Sony Music CMG - Release date 16 Jun 2014.
Only  £6.99 - US$12 - To preorder Click HERE >>
Pre-order >> "Elvis Sings"
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 28 April 2014

Two New FTD Releases for May: FTD have announced two new products hopefully for mid MAY release.
1. 'Love Me Tender' Classic Album:
A double-CD set. Elvis first performed ‘Love Me Tender’ on the Ed Sullivan Show (Sept 9) and pre-sales reached over 1 million before its release on Sept 28. It features a 16-page booklet with great photos, movie trivia, memorabilia and full recording data.
The extra tracks are, 'We’re Gonna Move' Take 4 & 9. 'Poor Boy' Take 3 original 3 verse master. 'Poor Boy' remake, 'Poor Boy' extended verse, 'Let Me' vocal overdub take 3, 'Let Me'  vocal overdub take 4. Plus STEREO MASTERS of all four tracks and The Truth About Me Interview recorded on the set of Love Me Tender.
Disc 2 features the legendary live show from the Mississippi Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo on September 26.
Go here to Elvis FTD/SONY News 2014 for full tracklist and details

2 - 'Stay Away Joe' (special 2 LP Vinyl set).
Vinyl cutting by Abbey Road Studios

DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing
Yes, 'Dominic' Takes 1,2,3 and 4 finally get released on Vinyl - Poor old Elvis!
Go here to Elvis FTD/SONY News 2014 for full tracklist and details


- FTD apologises for the mastering fault on Destination USA the replacement discs will be sent out with this new release.
Also note that FTD’s version of 'Elvis Recorded Live In Memphis' is now deleted.

 

(News, Source;Ken Jensen/FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 22 April 2014
'Elvis - Look Out Jackson Town' New Import CD: Welcome to the third CD release by TNT Records. Again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics” -  probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick this time three shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975). On this brandnew 3 CD set you are going to hear the three 1975 concerts Elvis did in Jackson, Mississippi.
CD1 State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, 08-06-1975 Afternoon Show
CD2 State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, 08-06-1975 Evening Show
CD3 State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, 09-06-1975 Evening Show

Barely over 200 miles or a 3-hour drive from home - on June 8 and 9, 1975 Elvis had Jackson, Mississippi on his tour schedule to play three concerts in two days at the State Fair Coliseum. Tour Number 14 saw its end coming with just another 4 shows in total to do. From all audible and visual experiences listeners of the Jackson-Shows can have it might only be fair to say that Elvis had quite a lot of fun doing what he loved to do: Just being Elvis Presley, singing “his” songs and entertaining the thousands of people who came to see him live in
Concert, paying either the regular ticket price or whatever the many ticket scalpers asked for. The first of the three shows – the afternoon show from June 8 – has been released exactly a decade ago and was titled “Fly T-R-O-U-B-L-E” – it seemed a perfect title for this release because the minute Elvis entered the stage the whole area around him was swarming with flies. On the recording you can hear several jokes and references to those little beasts throughout some parts of the show! The evening performance of this day brings another perfectly motivated Elvis on stage and he delivers another great mixture of “Oldies but Goldies”, Gospels and contemporary titles such as “An American Trilogy” and “The Wonder Of You”. The concert from June 9 (there was only one show this day) can – again – be called “a great performance”. RCA used “Why Me, Lord” from this show on the 1980 “Silver Box” (called “Elvis Aron Presley” – originally released on vinyl as a 8-LP Box). Another nice detail regarding this show: Elvis performed a spontaneous version of “Help Me Make It Through The Night”, the only time he did this song on the whole tour.
If you have missed the show´s first releases from approximately 10 years ago or if you want to owe them in even better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new 3 CD set! You can also expect a great 24-pages booklet full of photos and information including newspaper articles and original paperwork. Ask your local dealer for it. - Not EIN!
(News, Source;TNT/ElvisInfoNet)
CD1 (8.6.1975 A/S): 01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete), 02. Love Me, 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 04. Love Me Tender, 05. All Shook Up, 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 07. Hound Dog, 08. The Wonder Of You (incomplete), 09. Burning Love, 10. Band Introductions, 11. Johnny B. Goode, 12. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt), 13. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff), 14. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin), 15. School Day, 16. T-R-O-U-B-L-E, 17. Why Me Lord?, 18. How Great Thou Art (with 2 reprises), 19. Let Me Be There, 20. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise), 21. Little Darlin', 22. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 23. Fever (2 false starts only), 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp
CD2 (8.6.1975 E/S): 01. Love Me (incomplete), 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 03. Love Me Tender, 04. All Shook Up, 05. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 06. Hound Dog, 07. The Wonder Of You, 08. Polk Salad Annie, 09. Band Introductions, 10. Johnny B. Goode, 11. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt), 12. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff), 13. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin), 14. School Day, 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E, 16. Why Me Lord ?, 17. How Great Thou Art, 18. Let Me Be There, 19. An American Trilogy, 20. Little Darlin', 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 22. Funny How Time Slips Away, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love, 24. Closing Vamp
CD3 (9.6.1975 E/S): 01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete), 02. Love Me, 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 04. Love Me Tender (false start only) / All Shook Up, 05. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 06. Hound Dog
07. The Wonder Of You, 08. Polk Salad Annie, 09. Band Introductions, 10. Johnny B. Goode, 11. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt), 12. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff),13. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin), 14. School Day, 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
16. Why Me Lord ?, 17. Let Me Be There, 18. An American Trilogy, 19. Funny How Time Slips Away , 20. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 21. Help Me Make lt Trough The Night, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp.

Saturday 5 April 2014
'From The MGM Vaults Volume 1' New Import: The strangely named Leda Records present the new release, 'From The MGM Vaults Volume 1' - Elvis Live In Vegas, August 11, 1970.
They state that it is the August 11th Midnight Show in the best possible sound ever!
Liner notes: August 11, 1970 midnight show is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest performances with a set list that moves fast and furious from the opening number That's All Right to the closing performance of Can't Help Falling In Love. Elvis is in top form as he was also playing to the cameras as they were filming the iconic documentary, Elvis That's The Way It Is. Now for the first time this show is available in incredible sound from the lost MGM tape mix down of the track masters and has never been heard before, so get ready grab a front row seat and listen to the man who continued to change himself and the music world...the messiah.
EIN notes that this concert has been released officially by BMG on their 'Live In Las Vegas' 2001 box-set and in improved soundquality by the
International label on the import 'That's The Way It Is - The Complete Shows' in 2009. Do we really need it again, and who is behind the Leda Records label? Even the cover looks very homemade.
(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)
TRACKLIST - 1) Intro - That’s All Right (2.54) 2) I Got A Woman (3.15) 3) Hound Dog (3.31) 4) Love Me Tender (4.08) 5) There Goes My Everything (2.59) 6) Just Pretend (4.29) 7) I Just Can’t Help Believing (4.46) 8) Something (3.45) 9) Men With Broken Hearts - Short Poem (0.37) 10) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2.11) 11) You Lost That Loving Feeling (4.34) 12) Polk Salad Annie (5.02) 13) One Night (2.03) 14) Don’t Be Cruel (1.38) 15) Love Me (1.50) 16) Instrumental Vamp (1.04) 17) Heartbreak Hotel (1.40) 18) Introductions Of Musicians And Backup Vocalists (3.05) 19) Bridge Over Troubled Water (4.16) 20) Suspicious Mind (6.06) 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love (3.22)
Bonus songs:
August 11, 1970 Dinner show
22) I Just Can’t Help Believing (1.12) 23) I Just Can’t Help Believing (5.19)

Saturday 15 March 2014
Legacy 'Live On Stage In Memphis' Out Now: Elvis 'Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the King's triumphant 1974 return to his hometown with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience.  Stock has been delivered to some shops already - Thanks to Elvis Matters for the great photo.
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis…after all, this is where it all started out for me." - Elvis Presley.
This 2CD Legacy Edition is officially released on March 18, 2014 and features several tracks left off the original '74 release in addition to a wealth of unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the remastered edition presents a recently located MONO recording of a "test run" performance held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, at the Richmond Coliseum two days before his historic return to Memphis. (This has of course been released on the FTD '48 Hours To Memphis'.)
Disc 2 also includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974.

This Legacy release is newly mixed by Rob Santos and Steve Rosenthal (at The Magic Shop) and Mastered by Vic Anesini - with a stronger focus on the rhythm section and less reverb than on the 2004 FTD version.
<<  £13 In the UK - - - ORDER NOW - - - only $14 in the US >>
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more...
Go here to EIN's '2014 Sony/FTD Release news' for more details.

Rob Santos and Steve Rosenthal also engineered the reworked audio for the excellent 'Elvis At Stax' SONY release.

(News, Source;ElvisMatters/ElvisInfoNet)


'Back In Memphis' New FTD Vinyl Release:  "Back In Memphis" is the latest in the classic vinyl series from FTD which delve into the 1969 sessions at American Sound Studio in Memphis.

This 2-disc collector's edition features the original album tracks but this time using outtakes.

Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing

Go to EIN's 2014 Sony/FTD News for tracklist and full details

 

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 28 February 2014
'Sin City's Hottest Ticket' New Import CD: Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double feature CD release entitled 'Sin City's Hottest Ticket' featuring the August 23, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original "booth recordings", taped by the same person who recorded previous Straight Arrow’s release, 'Endless Summer Festival'. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! Following the great success of the ‘Aloha’ special, Elvis was more in demand than ever, and he was truly the hottest ticket in town. Las Vegas hotels at the time routinely booked their shows 20% over room capacity, because they knew that normally many of those who ordered tickets would not turn up for the shows. In Elvis’ case this caused problems, because virtually everybody who ordered tickets DID show up!
In private, Elvis was fighting his personal demons at the time, including a severe Demerol addiction, but on stage he was delivering the goods. Perhaps his delivery was not quite as tight as at earlier Vegas
engagements, but he was in good voice and genuinly seemed to enjoy the interaction with the fans. The shows presented here are two solid, engaging performances with plenty of highlights, including a gorgeous ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and a rare-for-this-engagement one to last performance of ‘Something’.
It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. The August 23, 1973 Dinner show is completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. This concert was never in circulation, in any form.
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist:
CD1 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Fever - 10. How Great Thou Art - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy - 14. Release Me - 15. Something - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O'Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with false start) - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Release Me - 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp.

Thursday 20 February 2014

"Hometown Memphis" New Import Release: This is for serious collectors only, SIX vinyl LPs plus four CDs of performances that have all been previously released.
Produced by the MKR import label is the vinyl / CD set "Hometown Memphis".
The set contains live performances, recorded in Elvis Presley's hometown Memphis from 1974 and 1976 on six LP's and four CDs.
It is limited to 500 individually numbered copies.
Check with your dealers but it isn't going to be cheap.

 


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 8 February 2014
New FTD Releases Confirmed: The two upcoming FTD releases have been confirmed for March release.
'ELVIS - Destination USA'  is a 2 Disc set which (as suspected, see below) contains the September 4, 1972 Dinner show where 200 member of the British Elvis Presley Fan Club were present. As a bonus we also get more of the highly anticipated Rehearsal tapes from August 2 and 3 - albeit in low cassette quality. Some alternate songs from the 1972 rehearsals were previously released on the FTD 'Stage Rehearsal' (look here)
'ELVIS - Destination USA'
Imagine… You're an Elvis Presley fan…
Imagine… It’s 1972
Imagine… You have the chance to see Elvis perform Live On Stage…
What would be your next destination?
Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972.
The 16-page booklet includes ‘eye-witness’ accounts from fans who actually met Elvis back stage. It features stories from fans who were there in the front-row seats including 200 member of the British Elvis
Presley Fan Club. All of these great personal memories are packed together in the 7-inch 2-cd release with numerous excellent and never before seen pictures.
DISC 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show
DISC 2 - has the following interesting tracklist
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner), 2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner), 3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner), 4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner), 5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) - From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.
Rehearsals - 6) Something, 7) I’m Leaving, 8) Faded Love, 9) The Wonder Of You, 10) My Way,
11) I’ll Remember You, 12) It’s Over, 13) Steamroller Blues.
Sub-standard audio from cassette tape, recorded at rehearsals August 2 and 3, 1972 at The Las Vegas Hilton.
Compilation produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon. Concept by Robert Frieser.
Go here to EIN's SONY page - for FULL details, flyer and full tracklists
'ELVIS PRESLEY' - This 2-disc 7" set Celebrates Elvis' Legendary 2nd album that quickly outsold his debut album. The 16-page booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956. Also featured is an In and Outtakes section.
The album includes every known outtake from the Labor-Day sessions.
CD 2 features the historic live concert from Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center, Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956.
Although a "Classic Album" release of Elvis' second album is needed from FTD sadly none of the material is unreleased, although hopefully some will have improved audio quality.  
The original album was featured on the deluxe 'Young Man With The Big Beat' release - as well as the Hirsch Coliseum, December 15, 1956 performance (See YMWTBB review here).
DISC 1 - The Original Album
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
BONUS SONGS 13 Playing For Keeps, 14 Too Much, 15 Don’t Be Cruel, 16 Hound Dog, 17 Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be), 18 Rip It Up - takes 10-14, 19 Rip It Up - take 15, 20 Rip It Up - take 16, 21 Rip It Up - take 17, 22 Rip It Up - take 18-19M, 23 Old Shep – take 5
The 'Rip It Up' outtakes were however not featured on YMWTBB and instead have been spread across various releases such as 'Flashback' and 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'.
Go here to EIN's SONY/FTD 2014 releases page for FULL details and full tracklists
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 2nd February 2014
'Praise To The King' New Import CD: To be released shortly on the "SR" label "Praise to the King" featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 Midnight Show. SR's publicity says.. After a long search they located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season.
The midnight show from August 23th, has no surprises in the tracklist but the show is extremely solid and good, Elvis sings all the best from the previous seasons including his new single I’m leaving. The sound is good and powerful you can hear clear all the instruments in particular the incredible job on the drums made from Ronnie Tutt. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. As Bonus we
add the best of the Afternoon show in the way to give you a full day and a full 80 minutes of cd. Talking of best song the version of Proud Mary delivered from Elvis and the band is incredible surely the highest moment of the night.
This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is good considering the early season - the sound is incredibly clear in spite the limitation of an audience recording.
The CD comes in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative newspaper clips.
EIN NOTES - our friend and super-collector CiscoKing notes that this concert has been available on CDR for ages with the audio quality being very poor. Please check audio samples before buying this updated release.
(News, Source;SR/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist:
August 23, 1971 ms 51 min.
01.Intro, 02.That’s All Right, 03.I Got A Woman/Amen, 04.Proud Mary, 05.Sweet Caroline, 06.Polk Salad Annie, 07.Johnny B.Goode, 08.It’s Impossible, 09.Love Me, 10.Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On, 11.Heartbreak Hotel, 12.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel.13.Hound Dog, 14.Love Me Tender, 15.Bridge Over Troubled Water, 16.Band Introductions, 17.I’m Leaving, 18.Suspicious Minds, 19.Celebrity Introduction, 20.Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 21.I Can’t Help Falling In Love
Bonus: August 23, 1971 ds 29 min. 22.2001 Theme, 23.That’s All Right, 24.Proud Mary, 25.I Got A Woman/Amen, 26.Sweet Caroline, 27.Polk Salad Annie, 28.Johnny B.Goode, 29.Suspicious Minds, 30.I’m Leaving’, 31.Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Approximate Total running time: 80.00

Saturday 18th January 2014
'Endless Summer Festival' New Import CD: Out soon is the new Straight Arrow double-digipak CD release 'Endless Summer Festival', featuring the August 22, 1973 Dinner & Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original "booth recordings" taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. The year's journey from Hawaii to Nevada was almost at its end on August 22, 1973. That Wednesday night, Elvis delivered two professional, sold-out performances for the faithful at the Las Vegas Hilton with a mix of the old and new, including a stunning, yet-to-be recorded cover of Richard Harris' 1971 single "My Boy." After the final Hilton show on September 3, bass player Emory Gordy would leave to return to the more creative studio environs of Nashville, Presley would fire Col Parker, Priscilla would leave for good, and Elvis himself would nearly leave the land of the living. It was a long, long way down from that worldwide broadcast in Honolulu on January 14, but the man would survive, somehow, and return to sing his soul that December in Memphis.
It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert
recordings have been previously issued.
Both shows are completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. They were never in circulation, in any form. Enjoy the music!
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist:
CD1 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Dinner Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy (with lyric flub corrected) - 14. Release Me - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Steamroller Blues - 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. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. My Boy - 15. Release Me - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O' Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Monday 13th January 2014
'At Dinner In Vegas' & 'Back On Track In Vegas' New Import CDs: Touchdown Productions proudly presents two new audience recorded releases. One of them, 'At Dinner In Vegas' from September 3, 1972 is another totally new show that didn't even circulate on CDR or in any other form. The show was very good, Elvis was in fine form and sang some very fine renditions of "What Now My Love", "I'll Remember You" and also "For The Good Times"! The sound quality is good for this kind of recordings. The CD comes with a beautiful designed 16-pages booklet.

'Back On Track In Vegas' features the midnight show January 28, 1974. Elvis was much more focussed during the first Vegas engagement in 1974 as he had been during the former engagement when Elvis presented himself less professional than in recent years. The midnight show had an interesting song line-up which included some seldom sung songs like "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", "Spanish Eyes" or "Sweet Caroline". The sound quality is good for this kind of recordings. The CD comes also as usual with a beautiful designed 16-pages booklet including lots of rare pictures from this engagement!
(News, Source;TD/ElvisInfoNet)
'At Dinner In Vegas'
1 See See Rider (2.21) - [02] Johnny B Goode (1.41) - [03] Until It‘s Time For You To Go (2.25) - [04] You Don‘t Have To Say You Love Me (1.59) - [05] Polk Salad Annie (3.48) - [06] Elvis Talks (0.48) - [07] What Now My Love (3.13) - [08] Fever (2.52) - [09] Love Me (1.58) - [10] Blue Suede Shoes (1.10) - [11] Heartbreak Hotel (with false start) (2.50) - [12] Hound Dog (2.18) - [13] Love Me Tender (1.38) - [14] I‘ll Remember You (2.25) - [15] Walk That Lonesome Road (feat. The Stamps Quartet) (3.19) - [16] Suspicious Minds (4.02) - [17] Band Introductions (1.17) - [18] For The Good Times (2.13) - [19] Mystery Train/ Tiger Man (2.20) - [20] You Gave Me A Mountain (3.14) - [21] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.45) - [22] Closing Theme (0.30)
All tracks recorded on September 3, 1972 at the dinner show.
'Back On Track In Vegas'
1 Also Sprach Zarathustra (0.38) - [02] See See Rider (2.47) - [03] I Got A Woman/Amen (3.53) - [04] Love Me (1.44) - [05] Let Me Be There (2.54) - [06] You‘ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feelin‘ (4.15) - [07] Sweet Caroline (2.19) - [08] Love Me Tender (1.47) - [09] Long Tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On/ Mama Don‘t Dance/ Flip, Flop And Fly/ Jailhouse Rock/ Hound Dog (2.27) - [10] Fever (2.17) - [11] Polk Salad Annie (2.43) - [12] Introduction of The Voice (0.32) - [13] Killing Me Softly (by The Voice) (2.43) - [14] Spanish Eyes (3.05) - [15] Suspicious Minds (3.53) - [16] Band Introductions (1.48) - [17] Introductions of Celebrities (2.11) - [18] I Can‘t Stop Loving You (2.15) - [19] Help Me (2.35) - [20] Introduction of Marty Pasetta (0.51) - [21] American Trilogy (4.03) - [22] A Big Hunk O‘Love (2.12) - [23] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.37) - [24] Closing Vamp (0.45) - [25] The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2.57)
All tracks were recorded on January 26, 1974 at the midnight show with the exception of track 25 which was recorded on February 8, 1974 at the dinner show

Thursday 9th January 2014
'Sweet Home Alabama' New Import CD: The second release from TNT Records. After a quick sell-out of our first title “Goin´ Back To Houston” and again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics” - probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick two shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975). On this brand new double-cd set you are going to hear both concerts Elvis did right after a couple of great “warm up”-concerts in Huntsville, AL. Elvis then went on to Mobile for Concerts number 6 and 7 in Mobile, June 2, 1975 Afternoon & Eveing Shows. And the town went nuts for The “King”. As a matter of fact everybody had to admit that Elvis might have been the only entertainer in 1975 who was able to play a sold out crowd on a Monday afternoon! Both Mobile-Shows have been released before, the afternoon performance even came out by the legendary “Madison” label. But if you missed the shows first releases from 10 years ago or want them in even better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new double cd! You can also expect a great booklet full of photos and information including newspaper articles and original paperwork. Ask your local dealer for it, he should have it right in time around the scheduled release date January 15, 2013 for you!
CD1 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 A/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender (with false start) 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Why Me Lord 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp
CD2 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 E/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 18. Alfie (one liner) / I’ll Remember You 19. Let Me Be There 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp

New Legacy Release for 2014: Elvis 'Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the King's triumphant 1974 return to his hometown with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience. 
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis…after all, this is where it all started out for me." - Elvis Presley.
This 2CD Legacy Edition will be released on March 18, 2014 and features several tracks left off the original '74 release in addition to a wealth of unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the remastered edition presents a recently located MONO recording of a "test run" performance held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, at the Richmond Coliseum two days before his historic return to Memphis. (This has of course been released on the FTD '48 Hours To Memphis'.)
As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances, which include "Down In The Alley,"
"Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues," "Softly As I Leave You," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "The Twelfth Of Never", provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert. (Previously released on FTD 'From Sunset To Las Vegas')
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.
- - - GO HERE to Sony Music for FULL info
The musicians backing Elvis on Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis include James Burton and John Wilkinson (guitars); Charlie Hodge (guitar and vocals); Duke Bardwell (bass); Ronnie Tutt (drums); Glen D. Hardin (piano); The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland (vocals) with Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.
Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording.
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis," said Elvis at the time. "After all, this is where it all started out for me."
Originally released on vinyl on July 7, 1974, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured "How Great Thou Art," the track that would bring Elvis his third (and third Gospel) Grammy win.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
Disc 1

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up (not included on original VINYL album)
Steamroller Blues (not included on original album)
Teddy Bear-Don't Be Cruel (not included on original album)
Love Me Tender (not included on original album)
Long Tall Sally-Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On-Mama Don't Dance-Flip, Flop And Fly-Jailhouse Rock-Hound Dog
Fever (not included on original album)
Polk Salad Annie (not included on original album)
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds (not included on original album)
Introductions (not included on original album)
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
My Baby Left Me
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (not included on original album)
Funny How Time Slips Away (not included on original album)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

GO HERE to Sony Music for FULL info

March 18, 1974, The Richmond Coliseum
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' / 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
The August 1974 RCA Rehearsal
23. Down In The Alley (previously unreleased)
24. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (previously unreleased)
25. Softly As I Leave You
26. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (previously unreleased)
27. The Twelfth Of Never

Elvis CD Release News from December 2013

‘The King In Motion – Last Vegas 1976’ New Import DVD/Book: How many fans can really want 460 pages of Elvis in 1976, and a DVD as well. Perhaps it should be called 'The King in Slow Motion'! And surely Erik Lorentzen’s final Elvis Files book '1974-1977' will be sad enough.
Anyway the highly rated Venus import label are now publishing a 456 page Hardcover Book + a DVD focussing on December 1976.
- 456 Pages Full Colour Hardcover Booklet packed with Photos
Almost 2 Kilo Weigh
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The DVD features
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, footage:
03-12-1976 (46 Mins)
04-12-1976 (40 Mins)
Bonus : 05-12-1976 + 12-12-1975

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


"ELVIS 1969" New Import box-set: Out soon from Gravelroad Music is "ELVIS 1969" a very limited 3CD box-set. The publicity notes... Elvis-Musically reborn - This release is intended to be a flawless release with the best sounding Elvis of 1969.
We started by going back to the basic recordings of the American sound studio; the edited repaired master tracks without the dubbing done later in Nashville.
The combination package "Elvis In Person & Back in Memphis" was the basic concept, but we wanted more. During the first days of the comeback in Las Vegas in 1969, special RCA presentation box sets were given away. These box sets are very rare and expensive to get hold of. This was the perfect 1969 package idea for this release.
INCLUDED ARE:
- A 28 page full color /b&w photo folio with 28 photos of Elvis in the style of 1969 including rare or unpublished photos.
- A 32 page full color booklet with original articles,
- An interview with Elvis from 1969, co-workers and musicians about recording at the American Sound Studios and performing in Las Vegas.
- Over 60+ photos of Elvis on stage (many from the same show), various are rare or unpublished
- 15 incredible photos of The American Sound Studio with Elvis, again some are rare or unpublished!!
- Previously unreleased versions.
- A rare studio rehearsal of January 1969.
- The unaltered raw audio of the August 24, 1969 M/S soundboard.
- The reproduction slipcase of the famous 1969 presentation box set.
- All recordings in excellent sound quality.
We hope you’ll agree we did our best to respect and honour the original artistic ideas from 1969.
(News, Source;GRM/ElvisInfoNet)
Elvis himself wasn’t all that thrilled with some of the overdubs.
It’s been said that he was very happy with the sound on the acetates that he took home with him, but less so with the final masters.
Elvis heard the dubbed masters at a very late stage and very little could be done.
As an artist, you can’t always be in complete control of your output, and clearly especially when your name is Elvis Presley.
These original master tracks were the result of the joint vision of producer Chips Moman, the musicians and Elvis.
The two most famous songs from these sessions are without a doubt “Suspicious Minds” and “In The Ghetto”.
- - On disc 2 you will find the multi-track live recording of the August 24, 1969 Midnight Show. Thanks to existing tape legends, paperwork and research and the fantastic unprocessed soundboard recording of the same show, we were able to piece this show together as it was originally recorded. We double-checked and compared the whole show second for second with an audience recording of the show that we had recently acquired. There are only three songs borrowed from the dinner show: “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Runaway” and “ What’d I Say”, which are 98% identical to the midnight show versions. We used the career dialogue from the August 24, 1969 dinner show. We don’t have this in multi-track quality and therefore we decided to include a third disc with the original raw unrepaired soundboard. As extra bonus, we used a very rare tape of a rehearsal from January 1969 at the American Sound Studios, where we can even hear a glimpse of Roy Hamilton singing!
--- We hope you’ll agree we did our best to respect and honour the original artistic ideas from 1969.
DISC ONE In Memphis Undubbed Repaired Masters
01. Wearin' That Loved On Look 02. Only The Strong Survive 03. I'll Hold You In My Heart 04. Long Black Limousine 05. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 06. I'm Movin' On 07. Power Of My Love 08. Gentle On My Mind 09. After Loving You 10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 11. Any Day Now 12. In The Ghetto 13. Inherit The Wind 14. This Is The Story 15. Stranger In My Own Home Town 16. A Little Bit Of Green 17. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind 18. Do You Know Who I Am? 19. From A Jack To A King 20. The Fair's Moving On 21. You'll Think Of Me 22. Without Love (There Is Nothing) 23. Suspicious Minds.
-- Tracks 1-12 were in fully dubbed versions released on “From Elvis In Memphis”. These were the only songs besides the single “Suspicious Minds” intended for release of the magnificent studio recordings at the American Sound Studios.
Note: This disc includes some previously unreleased versions.
DISC TWO In Person Live “On Stage” Multi -Track
01. Opening 02. Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Medley : Jailhouse Rock – Don’t Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. I Can’t Stop Loving You* 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Monologue* (Life Story) 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do 13. Runaway* 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 15. Words 16. Yesterday (with “Hey Jude” Ending) 17. Band Introductions 18. In The Ghetto 19. Suspicious Minds 20. What’d I Say* 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love / Outro
-- Disc two contains the multi track live recording of August 24, 1969 Midnight Show. The Multi track recording has been repaired with segments of the August 24, 1969 Dinner Show. Tracks marked with * are taken from the Dinner Show.
DISC THREE Raw Audio Unedited Soundboard & Studio Rehearsal
01. Opening 02. Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Medley : Jailhouse Rock – Don’t Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. I Can’t Stop Loving You 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Monologue (Life Story) 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do 13. Runaway 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 15. Words 16. Yesterday (with “Hey Jude” Ending) 17. Band Introductions 18. In The Ghetto 19. Suspicious Minds (Partially).
Bonus track (20+ minutes) 20. Band Rehearsal and a first attempt of “Come Out, Come Out (Wherever you are)”
at American Sound studios (Roy Hamilton can be heard here) January, 1969.
-- Disc three contains the raw unprocessed soundboard recording of the August 24, 1969 M/S, without effects. A significantly different August 24, Midnight Show when compared to the fragmented release over the years of the multi track recording. Edited due to improper language use or running times. Also segments of this show were used to repair or enhance other 1969 and 1970 multi track recordings. This is the real deal, uncut, raw and finally, no tons of reverb as on previous releases of this remarkable show.
Note - Some of the unrepaired, undubbed masters here were recently released by FTD, in some cases with studio banter. Our versions are the repaired versions and come without this banter, presented exactly as they were prepared for in the spring of 1969 for various overdubs. Our sole intention is to present these songs how they left the Memphis studio, with the okay of Elvis and producer Chips Moman.
The live show was assembled from various sources, including bits taken from regular releases in order to match up the correct audio with the best possible source. Our ultimate goal was to offer the best sounding, most complete multi track version of the 24 August Midnight Show. We also have possession of four reels with safety recordings from 1969 in fantastic quality. Some were previously released on FTD, but there were still little gems left which we wanted to offer. So we decided to put it on a third disc, and include even a very rare rehearsal from January 1969 in best sound available.

'Going Back To Houston' New Import CD:  The first release from TNT Records, a look at one of the most well-known concert tours Elvis ever did. Much has been written about "Tour Number 14" (May 30 – June 10, 1975) and on this brand new double-cd set you are going to hear both concerts Elvis did right in the middle of the tour. Concerts number 9 and 10 took place in Houston, Texas Houston, June 4 and June 5 1975. Although the reporters from the local papers "Houston Chronicle" (Dale Adamson) and "The Houston Post" (Bob Claypool) were not too happy with the way Elvis presented himself (you will see their original newspaper articles pictured in the 16-page booklet that comes with the cd) the excited crowd at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston still loved Elvis as they did since the 1950's. "Audionics" helped us to make a significant improvement in the sound of the two soundboard recordings. If you have missed the show´s first releases from more than 10 years ago or if you want to own them in better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded you should not miss this great new double cd!

(News, Source;TNT/ElvisInfoNet)
CD1 – Houston, June 4, 1975
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Eyes Of Texas (one liner) 09. The Wonder Of You 10. Burning Love 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 16. School Day 17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 18. Why Me Lord 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 20. Let Me Be There 21. An American Trilogy 22. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) 23. Little Darlin' (with reprise) 24. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
CD2 – Houston, June 5, 1975
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. Trying To Get To You 18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 19. Let Me Be There 20. You Gave Me A Mountain 21. An American Trilogy 22. Little Darlin' (with reprise) 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp

'The Perfect Elvis Presley Soundtrack Collection'  New Boxset: Sony has announced the new 20-CD Soundtrack box-set "The Perfect Elvis Presley Soundtrack Collection" to be released 3 January 2014. (EIN notes, with Clambake and Double Trouble are they sure this is prefect!)
Twenty soundtrack albums of the King of Rock'n'Roll, presented as mini "Vinyl" relica CDs plus and informative booklet. And all remastered.
The real interest to Elvis collectors would be the 'Jailhouse Rock' album (originally released in South Africa), the 'Follow That Dream / Kid Galahad' double-feature plus the 'Kissin’ Cousins' and 'Roustabout' remastered versions still only available via The Complete Masters set.
The other featured albums are... Loving You, King Creole, G. I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Girls! Girls! Girls!, It Happened At The World’s Fair, Fun In Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas, Girl Happy, Harum Scarum, Frankie And Johnny, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Spinout, Double Trouble, Clambake and Speedway.
CD 2 - Jailhouse Rock: (originally released for SouthAfrica)
Jailhouse Rock - Young And Beautiful - I Want To Be Free - Don't Leave Me Now - (You're so Square) Baby I Don't Care - Treat Me

Nice - I Beg Of You - Don't - Playing for Keeps - Shake, Rattle and Roll - Good Rockin' Tonight - I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
CD 5 – Follow That Dream/Kid Galahad:
Follow That Dream - What A Wonderful Life - I'm Not The Marrying Kind - A Whistling Tune - Sound Advice - Angel - King Of The Whole Wide World - This Is Living - Riding The Rainbow - Home Is Where The Heart Is - I Got Lucky - A Whistling Tune - Flaming Star - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears.
The 20 discs featured are, Loving You (1957), Jailhouse Rock, King Creole (1958), G.I. Blues (1960), Follow That Dream/Kid Galahad, Blue Hawaii (1961), Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), It Happened At The World's Fair (1963), Fun In Acapulco (1963), Kissin' Cousins (1964), Viva Las Vegas, Roustabout (1964), Girl Happy (1965), Harum Scarum (1965), Frankie And Johnny (1966), Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966), Spinout (1966), Double Trouble (1967), Clambake (1967), Speedway (1968)
20 Discs: Sony Music Entertainment: ASIN: B00GG4E6XG
(News, Source;GaryHibbs/ElvisInfoNet)

News From November 2013
'Closing Strong!' New Import CD/Vinyl: Out soon on the VV label is their fourth release entitled "Closing Strong!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording from February 23th 1970 Las Vegas Closing show and the complete live audience recording from Houston on March 1, 1970 Afternoon Show .
The publicity states that.. the producers are aware of the fact that the closing night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set (EIN notes that this GREAT show has just been released by the FTD label see 'The On Stage Season' FTD In-Depth Review) . The second show, the Houston incredible March 1st afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to CD collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality, The sound quality is far superior to the previous released audience recordings.

This is an Audience Recording so be sure to ask your local dealer for samples! Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite, delivering a great performance that compares with the Closing night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.
Here you can hear the complete opening night. Houston was three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete March 01 afternoon show. Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic with this show as Houston Chronicle review suggest "Elvis Brings Down The House At The Dome" can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!
The Double LP Set, 200 Vinyl Gram,331/3 rpm, Picture Disc!!!It Never Sounded Better!!!!Is A Limited numbered 500 Copies. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will be for the first time of the label,
An Incredible Two Picture Disc A Real Collector Gem!!!!!!.
The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with a plain sleeve .
We hope you can enjoy this Fourth product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
EIN notes - Buyers Beware! Note that Elvis closed his Houston stint with the evening show, March 1, 1970 which is not the concert featured here.

VINYL LP February 23, 1970 Closing Night
Live soundboard recording (EIN notes that this GREAT show has just been released by the FTD label see 'The On Stage Season' FTD In-Depth Review)
RUNNING TIME 56,00 MIN
Side A*
01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got A Woman 04.Long Tall Sally 05.Elvis Talks 06.Don’t Cry Daddy 07.Elvis Talks 08.Hound Dog 09.Love Me Tender
Side B*
10.Kentucky Rain 11.Let It Be Me 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.C.C. Rider 14.Sweet Caroline
Side C*
15.Polk Salad Annie 16.Introductions 17.Bluberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy 18.Heartbreak Hotel
Side D*
19.One Night 20.It’s Now Or Never 21.Suspicious Minds 22.Elvis Talks 23.Can’t Help Falling Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording
CD Houston March 1, 1970 afternoon show complete show
Live Audience recording

Running time 44 min. 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got a Woman 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Heartbreak Hotel 07.Hound Dog 08.Love Me Tender 09.Kentucky Rain 10.Release Me 11.Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.Polk Salad Annie 14.Introductions 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Can’t Help Falling In Love 17.Closing Vamp 18. Love Me Tender Theme

(News, Source;VV/ElvisInfoNet)


'Echoes Of Aloha' New Import CD: Audionics will release their 5th CD of this year early December. It is a kind of sequel to "ALOHA JERRY” CD (Audionics 2013-01-2) - once again dedicated to the eighth Las Vegas season - February 13th, 1973 dinner show.
These recordings were captured almost a month to the day of the ”Aloha From Hawaii” satellite broadcast, and it’s inevitable to make some comparisons. It’s been said that Elvis was depressed about having to return to Las Vegas again following the huge success of the broadcast, but this newly discovered recording does not bear that out at all.
Elvis sounds more relaxed and more at ease on this recording, and there is an intimacy present on this recording that is missing from ”Aloha”. It’s interesting to note that many of the songs that he performed during the satellite show are missing here. In fact, the layout of the show is somewhat reminiscent of the structure of the Las Vegas shows in August 1970, with a strong mix of recent material and Elvis classics.
All recordings presented on this CD are previously unreleased. The
February 13th, 1973 dinner show is completely new even to die-hard Elvis fans. It was never in circulation and it is taken from an original ”booth recording, ” made from a booth close to the stage and PA speakers. It is remarkably superior to usual audience tapes and soundwise fully comparable with our "Aloha, Jerry” (Audionics 2013-01-2), February 23, 1973 Closing Night.
As a bonus, more of soundboard tracks from the Dinner Show of February 10th, 1973 are included.
This release is presented in deluxe digipack with live and candid photos taken during January / February ’73 Vegas season and with appropriate liner notes.
(News, Source;Audionics/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist: Tuesday, February 13, 1973 dinner show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one-liner) / Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 17. Celebrity introduction - 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Soundboard bonus - Saturday, February 10, 1973 dinner show
22. You Gave Me A Mountain (incomplete) - 23. Love Me - 24. Blue Suede Shoes - 25. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 26. An American Trilogy (contains gap) - 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.

'The On Stage Season' FTD Review: After their excellent "On Stage" multi-track Classic album, FTD now continues their look at this excellent season with the first official release of Elvis' 1970 Opening and Closing night performances.
"If I appear a little shaky that's because I'm a little shaky!" - Elvis, Las Vegas Jan 26th 1970.
On Opening Night Elvis introduced ten "brand new" songs to his Vegas setlist and what a treat it is to hear these for the first time live.
‘King Elvis Rules Vegas Again’ - As Elvis stood with his arms outstretched and head bowed in thanks, the curtain slowly fell and we were swept up with the excitement of the crowd which was at its peak. ... with every song, Elvis gave the audience exactly what they had come for: a chance to see and experience a living legend. Elvis a habit-forming' drug that does you good! - Journalist Ann Moses
EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new release and decides whether it is worth buying these often bootlegged concerts one more time...
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream' New Import CD: Straight Arrow has announced a new 2CD release featuring both the Dinner and Midnight Shows February 22, 1973 in Las Vegas. In addition there’s included parts of the Dinner Show on February 21.
The February 22, 1973 D/S and M/S are taken directly from original "booth recording tapes". This kind of recordings was made from a "booth" or table placed at the edge of the stage, close to PA speakers, by someone who was a part of the organization, or who was related to someone inside the Elvis circle. Unlike standard audience recordings, where the recorder had to be hidden in a purse, under the table or under the clothes, often muffling the sound, booth recordings were made by someone who was known by Elvis’ security force, and consequently did not have to worry about concealing the recorder / microphone. The sound quality of such tapes is noticeably superior compared to the typical audience recording.
For the February 22, 1973 recordings, a BASF Chromdioxide hifi Compact Cassette was used. The dinner show was recorded on the A-side and the Midnight show on the B-side. The February 22, 1973 D/S is previously unreleased. There is a bad sounding version taken from a different source tape in circulation, wrongly dated as the February 23, 1973 Dinner show.
The February 22, 1973 M/S was released (by the 'Showroom' label, 'Back In The Desert' CD, 2012) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with Straight Arrow’s 'booth tape' version. Unfortunately, the person who recorded Feb. 22, 1973 M/S stopped his recorder during Jackie Kahane‘s pre-program and switched it on only near the end of 'C. C. Rider'. Instead of splicing the 'booth tape' with the substandard audience recorded version of the same show, we decided to use another booth tape from our vaults – the February 21, 1973 Dinner Show (recorded by same person as the Feb. 22 shows) to fill the missing part. This booth tape, although of very good sound quality, was badly damaged after the song 'Suspicious Minds' (impossible to repair) and is thus not suitable for individual release. We have decided to add all usable part as a bonus for both discs, with no edits. Note: only 'What Now My Love' was previously available as a bonus track on our 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' CD (2010).
The sound was transferred using standard 24-bit processing and professional Tascam equipment. Every second was digitally restored to achieve optimal listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy the results. Digitally remastered in November 2013.
TrackList:
CD1 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Dinner Show; 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me Tender (with false start), 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 06. Steamroller Blues, 07. You Gave Me A Mountain, 08. Fever / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (one line), 09. Love Me, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. I’m Leavin‘, 12. Hound Dog, 13. What Now My Love, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra, 16. I’ll Remember You (with false start), 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 18. An American Trilogy (with reprise), 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat - Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show): 21. I Got A Woman / Amen, 22. Love Me Tender (with false start), 23. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 24. Steamroller Blues, 25. You Gave Me A Mountain, 26. Fever
CD2 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Midnight Show; 01. Part of pre-program by Jackie Kahane, 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra*, 03. C. C. Rider (spliced*), 04. I Got A Woman / Amen, 05. Love Me Tender (with false start), 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 07. Steamroller Blues, 08. You Gave Me A Mountain, 09. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. I’m Leavin‘, 13. Hound Dog, 14. What Now My Love, 15. Suspicious Minds, 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra, 17. I’ll Remember You, 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 19. An American Trilogy, 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat (*taken from February 21, 1973 Dinner Show) - Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show continues): 22. Love Me, 23. Blue Suede Shoes, 24. I’m Leavin‘, 25. Hound Dog, 26. What Now My Love (with false start and reprise), 27. Suspicious Minds
(News, Source: elv75 /ElvisInfoNet)

FTD 'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' & 'Moody Blue' tracklists: FTD have at last published their official tracklists for their third American Sound Studios release and also the previously announced 'Moody Blue' classic album. These new releases are expected in December while The 'From Elvis In Memphis' deluxe VINYL release has now been delayed to January 2014.

'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' a special 2CD set
DISC 1 features...
Kentucky Rain, I'll Be There, Mama Liked The Roses, If I'm A Fool (For Loving You), Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', Hey Jude, My Little Friend, Who Am I?, Memory Revival (instrumental)
First Takes: Kentucky Rain (takes 1, 2 ,3 & 7), I'll Be There (takes 1, 2 & 3/M), If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 1, 2 & 3), Rubberneckin' (takes 1 & 2/M)
January Outtakes: Come Out, Come Out (Inst take 2/M), You'll Think Of Me (take 7), Poor Man's Gold (take 12/M with abandoned vocal

overdub), Mama Liked The Roses (with alternate vocal overdub) ,In The Ghetto (take 19), Hey Jude (take 1), I'll Be There (takes 4, 5 & 6)
Go here for FULL tracklist on our FTD/SONY 2013 info page
'Moody Blue' a classic album 2CD set
DISC 1 features....
The Original album: Unchained Melody, If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Little Darlin', He'll Have To Go, Let Me Be There, Way Down, Pledging My Love, Moody Blue, She Thinks I Still Care, It's Easy For You,
The Alternate Album: Unchained Melody (undubbed master), If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (undubbed master), Moody Blue (take 6), She Thinks I Still Care (take 2B), My Way (live), Way Down (undubbed master), Little Darlin' (undubbed master), He'll Have To Go (rough mix), Pledging My Love (composite of rehearsal and take 3), It's Easy For You (take 1)
Bonus Tracks: She Thinks I Still Care (takes 1 & 2A), America The Beautiful, Softly As I Leave You
Go here for FULL tracklist on our FTD/SONY 2013 info page
To Pre-order you can go HERE to 'ElvisTheMan&HisMusic' shop
(News, Source;ETM&HM/ElvisInfoNet)

'Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 Revisited' New Import CD: From the Venus label, this new and forthcoming volume of the "Unedited Masters" series will revisit the 1970 recordings from Nashville. With this companion CD to "Nashville 1970" and "Nashville 1971" Venus treat you again with studio outtakes you never heard in this form and sound quality before. As usual everything is presented the way it was recorded and/or overdubbed in the studio. We are confident that this volume will also become a favorite of yours and will not leave your CD player for a long time! ENJOY!
The CD comes in a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
This is a limited edition so don't miss your chance to own a copy !
If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from VENUS.
See below re new Venus' "Elvis In Motion Vol. 1" a 450 page book/DVD combo.
(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)


'Forth Worth Texas' New Import CD: Out next week is the new 'Forth Worth Texas' CD featuring Elvis' June 15, 1974 - 3pm show with a newly remastered Soundboard recording!
-28 tracks including the 3:00 pm show from June 15, 1974 + 5 bonus tracks!
-Elvis sings "Trying To Get To You", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Big Boss Man", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Love Letters", "Happy Birthday", "Hurt" and many others...
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
The main show on this cd was released on the 2002 release "The Man In White - Volume 1". Now newly remastered from the original source.
This concert took place a week prior to the recent FTD 'SOLD OUT!' Cleveland show.

(News, Source;CiscoKing/ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklisting:
01 See See Rider 02 I Got A Woman / Amen 03 "I’m the NBC peacock" 04 Love Me 05 Trying To Get To You 06 All Shook Up 07 Love Me Tender 08 Hound Dog 09 Fever 10 Polk Salad Annie 11 Why Me Lord? (with reprise) 12 Suspicious Minds 13 Band Introductions 14 I Can’t Stop Loving You 15 Help Me 16 An American Trilogy 17 Let Me Be There (with reprise) 18 "Turn the house lights up" 19 Funny How Time Slips Aways 20 Big Boss Man 21 Can’t Help Falling In Love 22 Closing Vamp 23 Announcement
June 3 - 24 Early Morning Rain 25 Love Letters 26 Fever 27 Happy Birthday To Bruce "Goose" Jackson 28 Hurt (with reprise)
Tracks 1-23 recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, June 15 1974 (3:00 pm) Tracks 24-28 recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, June 3 1976 (8:30 pm)



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