Elvis new CD Releases in 2019

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Tuesday 16 July 2019
'ELVIS: American Sound 1969' FTD 5CD Box-Set: To celebrate FTD’s 20th Anniversary, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'ELVIS: AMERICAN SOUND 1969' a 5CD Deluxe Complete sessions release.
Keen collectors were disappointed when the recent  'American Sound 1969' was announced as a DIGITAL release only for the general public. The Memphis 1969 session collection features over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis’ 1969 American Sound Studio sessions, which resulted in his From Elvis In Memphis record later that year. From Elvis In Memphis ranks among Elvis’ most universally beloved records, spawning the iconic hit 'In The Ghetto'. However FTD have the solution... 
With 'Suspicious Minds' celebrating its 50th Anniversary on August 26th 2019, Elvis’ pivotal Year of 1969 can be celebrated with 'Elvis: American Sound 1969' a deluxe box-set featuring all known and previously unreleased outtakes from the legendary American Sound Sessions, Including “In The Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds”.
This 5-CD set that’s part of FTD’s new ‘Sessions’ series, includes a 28-page booklet with rare photos and memorabilia.
Go here to 'FTD Releases' for the full-tracklist.
EIN notes that in all honesty only a very few outtakes have not yet been released by FTD and these are...
Long Black Limousine – Takes 1,2,3 & 5
Wearin’ That Loved On Look – Takes 1,2, & 5
You’ll Think Of Me – Takes 11, 19, 20 & 22
In The Ghetto – Takes 5-10
.... and that is all.
However to have all these session gathered together on a 5 disc set with 28-page booklet plus uniform remastering makes this an essential collector's purchase if you can afford it.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee’ FTD Double-Vinyl:  FTD is pleased to announce the release of “Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee” limited edition, a double-vinyl set.
The album contains great alternative versions of songs from The Lost Album sessions in May 1963 and January 1964.
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.

EIN Notes: This double-album looks a real stunner with tracks such as 'Memphis, Tennessee', 'Echoes Of Love', 'Please Don't Drag That String Around', 'Devil In Disguise', 'What Now, What Next, Where To', 'Blue River'  and 'It Hurts Me' all on the same album.


Go here to 'FTD / SONY CD News' for the full-tracklist.


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 18 June 2019
'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review: Released by FTD back in March 'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' is a 3-CD set that the publicity noted included more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts and complete takes!
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson - with all tracks recently remixed and remastered.
A Mexican locale, some Tijuana horns, plus the interesting presence of the Mexican ‘Amigos’ at the recording sessions presented a novel setting for Elvis.
If you like Elvis, sunny locations, sixties movies packed full of songs and the Latino sound then there is no doubt that Fun In Acapulco must be one of your favourites.
But 56 years after the original album and movie can there really be that much of interest left in the vault unreleased?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this massive set, discovers all the Previously Unreleased Delights - and wonders if 33 minutes of Guadalajara might be too much for some...
A FTD Deluxe set deserves a proper review and EIN gives you 4000 words plus to see if you really need to add this limited release to your collection!
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Friday 14 June 2019
'Elvis Sessions From Clambake' Import 3CD Set: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and rather amusingly bootleg lable Victrola is proud to present an ultimate 3CD-set of Elvis’ “Clambake” sessions. It is called simply “Elvis Sessions From Clambake” and all these recordings including the masters came from the same 1989 DAT source tapes just as our very successful 2018 “Avventura In Oriente” 3CD release. We have decided to give that album a worthy follow up! What makes this new release special? Most tracks have been released before, but never before in such pristine quality!!!
Clambake the movie was definitely not Elvis’ finest moment but the soundtrack from 1967 does have some noteworthy songs. Elvis was tired of making the same movies again and again and it's around this time that they had to force him to come to the studio.
Elvis was looking for new challenges, as can be heard in the famous “Guitar Man” sessions. Victrola team is happy to bring you a lot of material with several unreleased outtakes of these sessions including stereo takes which were previously only available in mono.
Also presented here for the very first time are the “U. S. Male” outtakes which have only been released on an old CD called “Going Home” which was heavily noise reduced, resulting in a very unnatural, artificial sound. Finally, we present this session material the right way!
For the first time also we release the stereo versions of home recordings “500 Miles” and “Blowing In The Wind”!
All tracks have been digitally restored and mastered in a renowned sound studio. This 3CD-set is presented in a stunning looking digipack. Do not miss your opportunity to obtain an ultimate “Clambake” release. If you enjoyed our “Avventura In Oriente” then we are absolutely sure that you will love our new 3CD-set too!
EIN truly doubts that FTD will ever release 'The Complete Clambake Sessions' so here's your chance.
Disc 1:
01. Clambake (master)
02. Hey, Hey, Hey (master)
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (master)
04. You Don't Know Me (master)
05. The Girl I Never Loved (master)
06. Guitar Man (unedited master)
07. Big Boss Man (master)
08. Who Needs Money (master)
09. A House That Has Everything (master)
10. Confidence (master)
11. Just Call Me Lonesome (master)
12. Singing Tree (master)
13. Clambake (demo by Glen Campbell)
14. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (demo by Glen Campbell)
15. Clambake (an alternate song - unused demo by Winfield Scott)
16. Guitar Man (takes 1 - 5)
17. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 1 - 3)
18. A House That Has Everything (takes 2 & 3)
19. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 4 & 5)
20. Singing Tree (take 1)
21. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 7 & 10)
22. Big Boss Man (takes 1 & 2)
23. Just Call Me Lonesome (take 4)

Disc 2:
01. Clambake (bluesy reprise, take 3)
02. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 12 & 13)
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (takes 1 & 2)
04. Big Boss Man (takes 3 - 9)
05. Guitar Man (takes 6 - 9)
06. Just Call Me Lonesome (takes 5 & 6)
07. Singing Tree (takes 2 - 4)
08. You Don't Know Me (movie version, take 18)
09. Clambake (V.O. takes 1 - 3B)
10. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 3 - 6)
11. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 8, 10 & 11)

12. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (take 3)
13. Singing Tree (remake, takes 1 - 3)
14. Guitar Man (takes 10 & 11)
15. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 7 & 8)
16. Clambake (take 5)
17. U. S. Male (take 1 - LFS)
18. The Prisoners Song (jam)
19. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 1 - LFS)
20. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 1)
21. Clambake movie trailer
22. Clambake radio commercial

Disc 3:
01. U. S. Male (take 2 - 2 FS + LFS)
02. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 1)
03. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 5)
04. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 2)
05. Mine (takes 1 - 3)
06. U. S. Male (takes 3 & 4)
07. Hi-Heel Sneakers (takes 6 & 7)
08. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 2)
09. Mine (take 4 - complete)
10. A House That Has Everything (takes 4 - 6)
11. U. S. Male (takes 5 - 7)
12. Hi-Heel Sneakers (unedited master)
13. Mine (unused instrumental version, takes 5 - 7)
14. U. S. Male (takes 8 - 10)
15. Stay Away (movie version)
16. Who Needs Money (movie version)
17. Confidence (movie version)
18. The Girl I Never Loved (movie version)
19. You Don’t Know Me (movie version)
20. U. S. Male (take 11 - complete)
21. Mine (takes 8 & 9)
22. Mine (take 13)
23. 500 Miles (stereo version)
24. Blowin' In The Wind (stereo version)


'6363 SUNSET - VOLUME 2' Import CD: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - we all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like "The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".
Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.
After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun... The second release from MTP records is out now and will be another fan favorite!
Included are some very hard to find outtakes and rehearsals recorded at RCA's Hollywood, California studios.
This time, not only do we get tracks from '72 and '75 since there are also some essential tracks from the August 16, 1974 rehearsal, where Elvis made a completely new line up for his upcoming engagement. Also included are some rare string overdubbed versions from the May 8, 1972 session.
This new release is as good as the first and is "Meant to be Played"
Tracklist:
Separate Ways - take 4,13 (spliced with take 21)
Where Do I Go From Here - take 2
Burning Love - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
For the Good Times - take 4 (March 30,1972)
Proud Mary - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
Never Been To Spain - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
It's A Matter of Time - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8, 1972
Fool - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th, 1972
If You Love Me Let Me Know - #3 (August 16, 1974)
Faded Love - (August 16, 1974)
Just Pretend - (August 16, 1974)
Twelfth of Never - (August 16, 1974)
Softly, As I Leave You - #2 (August 16, 1974)
Fairytale - take 2
I Can Help - Take 1,2
Susan When She Tried - take 3
Tiger Man - take 1 (jam)
Pieces of My Life - take 1
Woman Without Love - take 1 (undubbed master)
Always On My Mind - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th

Sunday 2 June 2019
'ELVIS - Kentucky Rain' New Import CD: This year the Straight Arrow label team promises to focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972. The first CD 'ELVIS - Kentucky Rain' features the February 22nd, 1970 Midnight Las Vegas show is a previously unreleased concert, taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far (note: in 2007, the "SR" label released a so-called February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show on the "Rock In Black" double CD, but this show was wrongly dated and in fact it was the February 23rd, 1970 Dinner show!)
The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show recording is slightly incomplete, missing the last song "Can't Help Falling In Love", so we have included this song in the same good sound, as taken from the February 20th, 1970 Dinner show, to make the concert "complete" for listeners' comfort.
As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 and a press review.
Tracklist: 01. Opening Vamp - 02. All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Monologue - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start only) - 13. C. C. Rider - 14. Sweet Caroline - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of Roy Orbison - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love.
Track 19 taken from February 20th, 1970 Dinner show.

'Like A Greek God' New Import CD: Straight Arrow's second release is titled 'Like A Greek God'. The September 4th, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken from an original audience recorded tape. In 2005, the "Memory Records" label used 6 tracks from this tape as a bonus for "The Midnight Hour" CD. Unfortunately, the August 4th, 1970 Midnight show is incomplete, missing the last 3 songs. We have decided to add the same songs as taken from the September 5th, 1970 Midnight show to make the show "complete" for listeners' comfort.
The September 7th, 1970 Closing night was released by the "SR" label in 2008 in very poor, muffled sound, taken from a degraded x-generation copy (the "September Nights" CD). Once again we have used an original master tape and restored it to crisp, clear perfection. Elvis' crazy Closing night performance never sounded better - until NOW!
Both concerts presented on this release were recorded by same person. This release is presented in a de-luxe 8-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1970 and a press review.
CD1: 04.09.1970 - Midnight Show
01. Orchestra Intro (ending only) / Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Monologue / La Bamba (one line) / I Walk The Line (one line) - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. I've Lost You - 07. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Crying Time (one verse) - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Introductions cont'd / playing with laughing box - 14. Introduction of Trini Lopez, Paul Anka / My Way (one line) - 15. The Wonder Of You - 16. Heartbreak Hotel (false starts only) - 17. One Night (with false start) - 18. Blue Suede Shoes - 19. Hound Dog - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.
Track 18 spliced with 05.09.1970 Midnight show.
Tracks 19-22 taken from 05.09.1970 Midnight show.
CD2: 07.09.1970 - Closing Night Show
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Opening Vamp - 03. That's All Right - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Monologue / I Walk The Line (one line) - 06. Love Me Tender (false start only) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Bob Dylan impersonations - 12. Introduction of Shirley Bassey, actor James Shigeta ("Paradise Hawaiian Style") - 13. Introduction of Colonel Tom Parker, Vernon Presley, Priscilla Presley - 14. Heartbreak Hotel (only 4 funny false starts) - 15. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes - 16. Introduction of sound engineer Bill Porter, Felton Jarvis, light man - 17. All Shook Up (with false start) - 18. Hound Dog (with 2 false starts) - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love (with 2 false starts) - 21. Closing Vamp.

Sunday 26 May 2019
'Elvis: Live 1969'  Deluxe 11-CD Set: EIN announced that SONY would be releasing a 50th Anniversary Deluxe "Elvis LIVE 1969" set back in March and now we have the sensational cover image.
Elvis Club Berlin, Amazon, SONY Europe have all supplied a taster of this new ELEVEN CD set.
EIN notes that nothing however has been officially confirmed by SONY / RCA as yet.
FOUR of these 1969 Elvis Las Vegas concerts have never been released as full performances on CD.
Several others released over a decade ago on FTD will be vastly improved with new audio remasters.
The 11 Elvis performances would be
August 21 1969 Midnight Show - BMG 'Viva Las Vegas CD2'
August 22 1969 Dinner Show - FTD 'Elvis In Person CD2'
August 22 1969 Midnight Show - Unreleased as complete show
August 23 1969 Saturday Dinner Show - Recent VINYL release
August 23 1969 Saturday Midnight Show - FTD 'Elvis At The International' (one of EIN favourite shows)
August 24 1969  Dinner Show - BMG box-set 'Live In Las Vegas CD1'
August 24 1969 Midnight Show - Unreleased as complete show
August 25 1969 Dinner Show - Unreleased as complete show
August 25 1969 Midnight Show - FTD 'Hot August Night'
August 26 1969 Dinner Show - FTD 'Live In Vegas'
August 26 1969 Tuesday Midnight Show - FTD 'All Shook Up'
Something for collectors to really look forward to. More details soon.
EIN thanks MichaelQos for the word-up.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘My Kind Of Blues’ New Import: Yet another Elvis Blues compilation. It is a true shame that SONY / RCA have never produced a definitive “Elvis Blues” release.
The publicity notes.. From the Petticoat bootleg label who present ‘My Kind Of Blues’ (Petticoat LP 003).
A fantastic vinyl album plus BONUS CD with 15 blues oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1950's until the 1970's !
Great stuff, housed in a stunning full color sleeve suitable for framing! This high quality vinyl pressing is now available in very limited GOLD or CLEAR vinyl.
Tracklist: A- Side: 1. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 2. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 3. Like A Baby (spliced take) 4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 5. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 6. It Feels So Right (take 2) 7. Down In The Alley (take 1) B- Side: 1. Give Me The Right (take 2) 2. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 3. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 4. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 5. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 6. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 7. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 8. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC)
The same 15 tracks are featured on the CD.
EIN Notes these tracks are hardly “Hard-To-Find”! See EIN’s "Elvis Sings The BLUES" spotlight here.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'I Do A Lot O’ Things, But I Can’t Fly!' New Import CD: Missed news from 2 weeks ago, the Touchdown label proudly presents another AUDIENCE RECORDING  from Elvis' August / September engagement in 1971, recorded on the dinner show on August 20, 1971.
The tracklisting is enjoyable and so is Elvis!
Tracks include  Proud Mary, Sweet Caroline, Polk Salad Annie and I‘m Leavin‘ even a one-liner of 'So High'
We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do.
As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

EIN Notes that this concert was previously out on CDR

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

1 Radio Advert for the Summer Engagement (0.21)
2 Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.36)
3 That‘s  Alright Mama (2.19)
4 Proud Mary (2.45)
5 Love Me Tender (with fs) (2.40)
6‘Honey, I Do A Lot O‘Things...’ (0.34)
7 Sweet Caroline (2.26)
8 Polk Salad Annie (4.14)
9 “I Recorded 420 Songs, But...” (0.50)
10 Johnny B. Goode (1.43)
11 It‘s Impossible (with fs) (3.41)
12 Love Me (1.40)
13 Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin‘ Goin‘ On (1.35)
14 Heartbreak Hotel (1.40)
15 Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel* (2.10)
16 So High (one line only) (1.15)
17 Hound Dog (1.11)
18 Little Sister/ Get Back (2.04)
19 Elvis Talks With The Audience (0.23)
20 Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.54)
21 Band Introductions (2.29)
22 I‘m Leavin‘ (3.17)
23 Help Me Make It Through The Night (1.57)
24 Mystery Train/ Tiger Man* (2.09)
25 Karate Demonstration (0.25)
26 Can‘t Help Falling In Love (2.02)
* incomplete recordings

'Welcome To South Bend, Indiana' New Import CD:  A new release from the Verve label. This time Verve present the soundboard recording from October 20, 1976 in South Bend.
Also the show was released before - it never sounded better than on this release!
Ask for samples!
The release comes with a 16-page booklet with reviews from the show and lots of photos from the two concerts were Elvis wore the so-called "Flame Suit“.

EIN notes that this was previously out as 'Eternal Flame' from the Lonestar label. A fair show from October 1976 but lacking the excitement of audience reaction in the recording. 
FTD have officially released Elvis' October 14, 15, 16 and Oct 17 shows on 'Chicago Stadium', 'The Bicentennial Show',  and 'A Minnesota Moment'


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

1 Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:49)
2 See See Rider (3:31)
3 I Got A Woman/ Amen (6:02)
4 Elvis Welcomes The Audience (0:55)
5 Love Me (2:25)
6 If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2:57)
7 You Gave Me A Mountain (3:13)
8 Jailhouse Rock (1:35)
9 Elvis Talks To The Audience (0:23)
10 Help Me (3:20)
11 All Shook Up (1:09)
12 Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel (2:07)
13 And I Love You So (3:27)
14 Fever (2:58)
15 Steamroller Blues (2:56)
16 Band Introductions (1:45)
17 Early Mornin‘ Rain (1:01)
18 What‘d I Say/ Johnny B. Goode (1:50)
19 Ronnie Tutt Solo (1:37)
20 Jerry Scheff Solo (1:38)
21 Tony Brown Solo (1:05)
22 Love Letters (2:53)
23 School Days (1:16)
24 Hurt (with reprise) (2:47)
25 Hound Dog (1:34)
26 Funny How Time Slips Away (3:01)
27 Little Darlin‘ (1:49)
28 Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1:42)
29 Closing Vamp (1:18)
30 Elvis Has Left The Building (0:31)

Saturday 11 May 2019

FTD 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida 1975' OUT NOW: A new FTD double-soundboard release 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida' featuring two concerts from April 1975 is OUT NOW.
Released as a 5" digipack, a 2CD set features Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and previously unreleased Lakeland April 27, 1975 Afternoon Show.
The set-list is fine including Big Boss Man, It's Midnight, Promised Land, Burning Love, Help Me, My Boy, T-R-O-U-B-L-E and I'll Remember You.
EIN notes: If this looks familiar to fans it is because FTD released 'Elvis In Florida April 1975' back in 2014 which featured the Lakeland April 27, 1975 Evening Show.
Unfortunately soundboards from the start of this tour all have the same inherent 'problem' a HEAVY bias towards Piano.

First reports are that the new release has improved audio quality compared to when the tracks were first released on the otherwise excellent FTD compilation "Southern Nights"

Sadly with the barrel of unreleased Elvis material getting near empty collectors have to be pleased that we get anything new at all. - Go here to 'Elvis FTD / SONY News 2019' for full tracklist
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Duets And Harmonies' New Import CD: Over the years there were many duets released with Elvis, during his life, but even more after his death , many "Stars" wanted to do a song with "The King" .
CMT is proud to present this incredible release, which has original duets, rare "harmony" versions and some newly made duets not released on any cd!
Duets include: Lisa Marie Presley, Connie Francis, Ray Charles, Cliff Richard, Anita Wood, Dale Watson, Kitty White, Charlie Hodge, Michael Buble, Nancy Sinatra, Ann Margret, J.D. Sumner, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Helene Fischer, Jerry Reed, Celine Dion, Shaun Nielsen, The Gatlin Brothers and Glen Cambell!
Just listen to the beautiful duet between Elvis and Dolly Parton, this version of "In the Ghetto" is very different from the original, and stands on it's own... it could have been a great release for a record, and without a doubt would have topped the charts!
"Ray Charles" provides a great "orchestrated" version of "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" where a very young Elvis joins him as if he was singing along with the record at home, the same goes for "My Happiness" with "Connie Francis"
"Ike and Tina Turner" start of "easy" and Elvis takes over with a very "rough" rockin' version of "Proud Mary"
The 1958 duet "Crawfish" featuring Kitty White and Elvis has been re-edited now this really is a duet version which works very well!
Another highlight is the included version of "Softly, As I Leave You" .. "Michael Buble" sings the song, where Elvis recites the words.. in the end "Shaun Nielsen" joins in to make a breathtaking ending which leaves you with goosebumbs!
"JD Sumner" takes the lead, where "The Imperials" blend in to do the first part of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" , then Elvis and "The Jordanaires" bring the song home!
Some harmony versions included in this set are also not  to be missed! "Fever" has Elvis singing multiple verses at once which sounds very rare and unusual.
"Kissin' Cousins" combines both the "Hillbilly" overdub and the "Regular" overdub... this is the only release where "Josh and Jody" sing the whole song together!
"Baby, I Don't Care" has two very different sounding takes of Elvis, and does now sound like a nice duet!
Combine all these tracks with some great duets from earlier hard to find releases and you will have a very unusual new album including 28 tracks!
The artwork fits the release very well, inside all the stars have "signed" their autograph, giving it an authentic touch since it is made just like a record album with fold out sleeve.
EIN notes - Something must be in the water as this is the second Elvis Harmony CD on offer this month!
Tracklisting
I Love You Because - with Lisa Marie Presley
My  Happiness - with Connie Francis
Blue Suede Shoes - with Cliff Richard
I Can’t Help It - with Anita Wood
I’ll Never Stand in Your Way - with Ray Charles
Baby, I Don’t Care - Harmony version
Tomorrow Night - with Dale Watson
Crawfish - with Kitty White
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - with Michael Buble
Santa Lucia - Harmony version
I Will Be Home Again - with Charlie Hodge
Fever - Harmony version
Kissin’ Cousins - Harmony version
There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song - with Nancy Sinatra
Today, Tomorrow and Forever - with Ann Margret
Let Me - Harmony Version
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - with J.D. Sumner
(featuring The Imperials and The Jordanaires)
Love Me Tender - with Barbara Streisand
Just Pretend - with Helene Fischer
In the Ghetto - with Dolly Parton
Proud Mary - featuring Ike and Tina Turner
Guitar Man - with Jerry Reed
If I Can Dream - with Celine Dion
Softly, As I Leave You - with Michael Buble
(featuring Sherril Nielsen)
Bringing it Back - with Sherril Nielsen
Help Me - with The Gatlin Brothers
We Call on Him - with Glen Cambell
Where No One Stands Alone - with Lisa Marie Presley

'Out In Hollywood Vol.2' New Import CD: A new import from the MTP label. We all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like "The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".
Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.
After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...
Time for some action!
The new label " MTP " (Meant to be Played) is proud to present their first release: 'Out In Hollywood Volume 2'  a release with some very rare and hard to find "complete" outtakes!
The artwork matches the original first release and has the same "feel" ... this looks to be a real winner!
Includes:  Roustabout - take 13, Bossa Nova Baby - take 11, Let Yourself Go - Reversed Master,  Do the Vega - take 2,  Yoga is As Yoga Does - take 4, My Desert Serenade - take 10, Sand Castles KO take 8, I Need Somebody To Lean On take 5  and many more
"OUT IN HOLLYWOOD volume 2"
1.    Roustabout - take 13
2.    Bossa Nova Baby - take 11
3.    Let Yourself Go - Reversed Master
4.    Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby - take 1   
5.    If You Think I Don't Need You take 2
6.    A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You take 2
7.    Flaming Star take 5 
8.    Wonderful World take 3
9.    Catchin' On Fast - Take 4 (unedited)
10.  Do the Vega - take 2 
11.  Yoga is As Yoga Does - take 4
12.  My Desert Serenade - take 10
13.  Sand Castles KO take 8   
14.  I Need Somebody To Lean On take 5 
15.  It's Carnival Time take 12
16.  Stay Away, Joe - take 9
17.  Edge of Reality take 2
18.  Charro! - Rough Mix 
19.  Almost - take 25
20.  I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here take 5 
21.  Kissin' Cousins (regular overdub) take 2
22.  Let Me - take 3

Friday 19 April 2019

'Elvis Rocks in 1975' Import Box-set: From the 'Graceland' label a 4CD set of Elvis live in 1975.
Featuring a selection of Elvis concerts from 1975 this bootleg includes nothing that hasn't been released before on bootlegs such as 'From Vegas To Macon' 24 April, 'A Damn Fine Show' 25 April, 'We'll Make You Happy' 28 April and even FTDs 'Big Boss Man' 31 March, and 'Southern Nights' (various).
CD1: 19.03.1975 M/S - Las Vegas & 04.05.1975 E/S Lake Charles.
CD2: 24.04.1975 - Coliseum, Macon, Georgia:
CD3: 25.04.1975 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida:
CD4: 31.03.1975 M/S - Las Vegas & 28.04.1975 E/S Lake Charles.

 

'Elvis Sings The Harmony' New Import CD: Is this the sound of the barrel being scraped or Elvis singing "The Harmony"! For some reason the Reel Trax label is happy to be back, after more than a decade, with an album you could have compiled yourself.
It would have been a more professional job if the designer had a better grip of English!
Their publicity promises.. Elvis´ love for singing harmony has its roots in his love for gospel choirs. It is absolutely common and even necessary to be able to sing harmony when you do gospel songs, unless you are always on lead vocals. From the very early stages of his career the "King" never really needed to do any harmony part. He had his beloved "Jordanaires" with him who did a great job all of the time. Later on there were plenty of other background singers who always could do the job (and did it of course) absolutely fantastic! Maybe Elvis chose to do his own harmony in the recording studio on a couple of songs because he COULD do it (and very well for sure). Maybe he got the idea from his own "home recordings" which we know quite a few of (as early as 1958)?
One thing is clear: First you have to have the ability to do it. There have been many singers in show business who have NOT been able to do their own harmony because they simply did not know how to do it (you´ve got to have an "ear" for that)! Elvis did a great job on all of the songs you hear on this brand new CD, there´s no doubt. The one which is best known is certainly the legendary 1969 recording "Suspicious Minds". But there sure is much more to explore on "Elvis Sings The Harmony" CD!
All tracks used for this project were taken from best possible sources available to date. Many of songs were individually restored and corrected and some are previously unreleased on CD. This unique release is presented in a de-luxe six-panel digipack with many unusual photos.
Tracklist: 1 I'm Yours, 2. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub), 3. Singing Tree (remake with harmony vocals), 4. Gentle On My Mind (different mix), 5. Don't Cry Daddy (taken from acetate), 6. Mama Liked The Roses (harmony vocal overdub), 7. Suspicious Minds (master take without fade), 8. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road, 9. Power Of My Love, 10. Do You Know Who I Am, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (master without overdubbed applause), 12. There Goes My Everything
13. Snowbird (take 6), 14. Miracle Of The Rosary, 15. Separate Ways, 16. For The Good Times (harmony vocal overdub), 17. It's Midnight, 18. Promised Land (take 6), 19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (harmony vocal overdub) , Bonus tracks: 20. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal), 21. Don't Cry Daddy (master take 3 with vocal overdub), 22. Mama Liked The Roses (different harmony vocal), 23. Suspicious Minds (isolated harmony vocals only), 24. Power Of My Love (harmony vocal version), 25. Do You Know Who I Am (harmony vocal version), 26. Bridge Over Troubled Water (stereo version with vocal repair and harmony vocal overdub) 27. Promised Land ("This Is Elvis" edit)

Tuesday 16 April 2019
'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida' 1975 new FTD: A new FTD double-soundboard release 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida' has been announced featuring two concerts from April 1975.
Released as a 5" digipack, a 2CD set features Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and previously unreleased Lakeland April 27, 1975 Afternoon Show.
The set-list is fine including Big Boss Man, It's Midnight, Promised Land, Burning Love, Help Me, My Boy, T-R-O-U-B-L-E and I'll Remember You.
EIN notes: If this looks familiar to fans it is because FTD released 'Elvis In Florida April 1975' back in 2014 which featured the Lakeland April 27, 1975 Evening Show.
Unfortunately soundboards from the start of this tour all have the same inherent 'problem' a HEAVY bias towards Piano. On the 'Elvis In Florida' release we noted that some of the tracks sounded almost a capella with only piano and backing-vocalists as accompaniment - there was often very little drums or orchestra in the mix.
Three tracks from Disc 1 Macon, April 24, were on the
excellent FTD compilation "Southern Nights" however these had far from the best audio quality.
Our review noted, "The 3 tracks from Macon suffer from poorer audio but are obviously included for the powerful trilogy of 'Big Boss Man', 'It's Midnight' and 'Promised Land'. It is odd that Kathy Westmoreland's rather dominant vocal shows a clarity that is actually needed for the whole band! 'Promised Land' in particular suffers from the lack of rhythm section."
Sadly with the barrel of unreleased Elvis material getting near empty collectors have to be pleased that we get anything new at all.

Go here to 'Elvis FTD / SONY News 2019' for full tracklist
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 13 April 2019 - - - Record Store Day 2019 - - -
MRS ‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters' VINYL Review: The MRS label released ‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ for Record Store Day 2019.
The double LP set features one side of vinyl dedicated to each one of Elvis' four fifties movies and includes additional gems such as the STEREO 'Love Me Tender' recordings, 'Treat Me Nice' and 'Jailhouse Rock' in STEREO as well as the delightful 'Crawfish' Movie Master Edit from King Creole.
This was a neat idea, one side for each movie with a couple of extra bonus tracks, nice audio mastering plus a stylish 24-page massive inside booklet.
We get ‘Love Me Tender’ on one side with 7 tracks, ‘Loving You’ on Side B, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ as a sensational Side C and to my surprise all of ‘King Creole’ fitting neatly into the final side and with a cool Bonus Track not on the original RCA vinyl.
With the 24-page album-size gatefold booklet it truly is a stunning presentation.
Released on 180grm Vinyl and with quality audio remastering.
EIN's Vinyl-lover Piers Beagley spins these new discs and checks out the sumptuous packaging
(VINYL Review, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

MRS ‘Made in Germany – Private Recordings’ VINYL Review: The MRS label released ‘Made in Germany: Private Recordings’ which features the best of the remastered private recordings Elvis made in Germany, for Record Store Day 2019.
The audio from Elvis' private recordings has been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology.
Elvis vinyl fans can now enjoy these truly historical recordings including the newly found 'Like A Baby', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'His Hand in Mine', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' and 'Cool Water' for the very first time.
Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP set with a 24-page photo spread gatefold with stunning pictures and with several photos not featured in the recent MRS Book/CD combo.
Released on 180grm Vinyl and with quality audio remastering.

EIN's Vinyl-lover Piers Beagley spins these new discs of Elvis' German Private Recordings and checks out the sumptuous packaging...

(VINYL Review, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis Presley - Live At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969' OUT TODAY: Great news for Elvis VINYL collectors a brand new PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1969 Las Vegas performance was released today for Record Store Day.
'Elvis Presley - Live At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969'  2 LP Vinyl
Label: CMG / Legacy
Following his triumphant comeback special for NBC at the end of 1968, Elvis Presley made a highly-publicized return to live performance in 1969, booking an exclusive engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis treated audiences to a raucous rock set inspired by the recent sessions for his just-released studio album From Elvis In Memphis, backed by vocal groups The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations as well as an early version of his famed TCB Band. Live In Las Vegas 1969 showcases this incredible, important phase in Elvis' career with a previously unreleased set from the first of many engagements at The International Hotel.
Click here to RSD for more details
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

'From The Vault' 3CDs get Digital Release: The 'Elvis Presley - The Album Collection' released in 2016 included three extra 'Bonus' CDs featuring special tracks 'From The Vaults'. These have now been released on your favourite digital platform.
... Elvis Presley released nearly 60 albums and placed a record-setting 115 singles in Billboard’s Top 40 during his lifetime - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as these three collections showcase. Compiled for The Album Collection box set in 2016, Elvis fans of all stripes can discover exciting rarities and outtakes from his incredible
career, featuring treasures from the Sun years, rare home recordings, duets, and late-period covers.
Click here to SONY for the links..
EIN's review of the 2016 box-set was however not impressed by these strange collections.
..Reviewer Shane Brown noted, "From The Vaults" should have been single-only sides and masters released after Elvis's death. And they would have been a fun listen. As it is, these final discs are a truly unmitigated mess, switching from poor sounding TV recordings to stellar sounding studio recordings to distorted private recordings and then back again. Fans already have this material, and the more general buyer is not likely to have any interest in it.. Go here for our full ''Album Collection" review and tracklisting
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

'I Sing All Kinds' Vinyl RSD: Another special Elvis album out for next week's Record Store day, 'I Sing All Kinds' is another French release this time on white Vinyl.
Featuring a pile of Alternate takes all remastered and on 180g
Check your Elvis dealer for copies.

Side A: 1. That's All Right (Take 3) 2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Take 9) 3. RIp It Up (Take 17) 4. Old Shep (Take 5) 5. Let Me (Solo) 6. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 7. True Love 8. New Orleans
Side B 1. A Fool Such As I (Take 5) 2. Like A Baby (Take 2) 3. The Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 6) 4. Wooden Heart (Take 1) 5. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (Take 1) 6. Surrender (Take 9) 7. Follow That Dream (Take 4) 8. Hound Dog (LIVE, December 15TH, 1956).

 

EIN thanks Elvis Day-By-Day for the word-up.
(News, Source;EMH/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis In Paris - 60th Anniversary' RSD Vinyl: Earlier news missed by us - a great looking new VINYL release from France for Record Store Day - April 13.
'Elvis In Paris - 60th Anniversary' celebrates Elvis' visit to Paris in 1959. The vinyl is released in (red, white & blue) the colours of the French flag.
It also contains a 12 page booklet. Limited Edition
Side A 1. King Creole (Take 18), 2. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 10), 3. Don't, 4. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Take 22 undubbed), 5. My Wish Came True, 6. I Got Stung (Take 10), 7. One Night, 8. A Big Hunk O' Love (Take 2),
Side B: 1. I Beg of You (Take 11 - 13/1/57), 2. A Fool Such as I (Take 3), 3. Doncha' Think It's Time (Take 40), 4. White Christmas, 5. Hard Headed Woman,6. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 9), 7. Almost Always True (Take 5), 8. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Take 13), 9. Extract Of Press Conference 1958, 10. Press Conference 1959.

What a stunning cover!

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 2 April 2019

'Elvis - Made In Germany’ In-Depth Review: The new MRS 'Elvis - Made In Germany – The Complete Private Recordings’ 4CD set contains more than 3 hours of the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings.
The 152-page hardback book contains rare photographs and documents plus a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.
The BONUS CD features the essential RCA studio masters from 1957-58.

With such an expansive book, along with hours of Elvis jamming with his friends in Germany, there is plenty to discuss as well as finding out what extra material this set contains over the official releases.

Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson & Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new MRS release

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Saturday 30 March 2019
'Ghetto Power: Spliced Takes' New Import CD: The perfect alternate CD to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' Memphis Sessions. After last year's smash release 'STAX Power' CMT realised that this new release, made in the same editing style this will be the must-have 1969 release for its 50th anniversary!
With (almost) all of the 1969 Memphis outakes already officially released how can Elvis fans find something new for the 50th anniversary celebration? CMT provides the answer with all the stunning 69 tracks recorded and presented in a way as if it is one long session without pauses, this one kicks some serious Ass.
New splices create some extremely rare portions and extended versions and make them all sound brandnew! Also some Dubbed masters are spliced with Undubbed for a new listening experience.
Disc one starts of with a five (!) minute version of "Long Black Limousine" just listen to the emotion in his voice!
"This is the Story" has been created from the undubbed master, with some portions of the normal master, gives a totally new feel to the song.
A Little Bit of Green (4:28 minutes!) has an unusual rehearsal version spliced with some alternate takes, because of the slower pace of the rehearsal the producers have also slowed down these takes and it works very well, so you can enjoy a really different performance!
"Rubberneckin" rocks like never before due to the addition of the first "licks" of take 1
The extra chorus at the end of "Without Love" gives the song (if possible) an even more emotional "load"
"Suspicious Minds" includes a spliced version, some rehearsal portions and at the end we get the original master hit version... which was worth all the hard work and still rocks after all these years! -After almost 80 minutes it's time for disc two!
Again some cool extensions make them all sound very, very different.
"The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" (3:49 minutes) has been edited very cleverly at the end and brings you more "Elvis" then before. "Power of My Love" has a much longer intro, but due to the use of different takes (8 splices!) it all sounds very natural. On "Kentucky Rain" (5:22 minutes) Elvis does his own backing with the "Rain in my shoes" lyrics and the first verse has been repeated
We could go on, but almost all the tracks on this smash release sound new and fresh, and although every Elvis fan probably has at least 10 releases of these sessions.. This is the one we've been waiting 50 years for!
Long Black Limousine - Spliced take 5,2,6,9
This is The Story - Alternate master
Wearin'That Loved-On Look - Spliced take 11,14
You'll Think of Me - Spliced take 1,6,14,8
I'm Movin' On - Alternate Master *
A Little Bit of Green - Rehearsal, take 2, 3, Rehearsal
In the Ghetto - Spliced take 5,7,13
Gentle On My Mind - Vocal Repair *
Rubberneckin' - Spliced take 1,2
Hey Jude - Spliced take 1,5
My Little Friend - Undubbed extended Master
Inherit the Wind - Spliced rehearsal/take 1
Mama Liked the Roses - Vocal Overdub #2 *
Don't Cry Daddy - Alternate Master
Poor Man's Gold - Spliced take 1 (edit)
From A Jack To A King - Spliced take 4,5,3
Without Love - Spliced take 3,4,1,1
I'll Hold You In My Heart - take 1 (edit)
I'll Be There - Spliced take 2,3 *
Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 5,5,7
Suspicious Minds - Take 8 *
Come Out, Come Out - Instrumental take 2 *

Stranger in My Own Hometown - Alternate Master
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 2 *
It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You *
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 8 *
And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - Spliced take 3,2,5,6,6,6,6
Power of My Love - Spliced take 2,3,3,1,1,1,3,3
After Loving You - Spliced take 2,3
Do You Know Who I Am? - Spliced take 6,7,4
Kentucky Rain - Spliced take 8,2,3,8,9,10
Only the Strong Survive - Alternate Master
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'- Spliced take 1,1,1,1,2
Any Day Now - Spliced take 3,4
If I'm A Fool - Spliced take 2,3,6,7
The Fair's Moving On - Spliced Master
Who Am I? - Spliced Extended Master
Memory Revival - Instrumental *


* = Previously Released


Tuesday 26 March 2019
'Strike Like Lightning!' New Import CD: The Straight Arrow label is back with its first release of 2019, titled 'Strike Like Lightning!', previously unreleased August 8th, 1969 M/S audience recording. We are aware of the fact that we have released 1974-1977 Elvis concerts of late. These releases were appreciated by the hardcore fans, but we strongly felt that the time had come for a change. On the 50th anniversary of Elvis' fantastic comeback in 1969, we are now able to release a tape that captures the electricity of that event. Until now, we had not released any 1969 live shows before, simply because most live tapes from that year are poor quality. Imagine our excitement when we got hold of a good sounding tape of a sensational gig from that magical year!
The August 8th, 1969 M/S is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a newly found audience recorded mastertape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far. There is a CDR with a so-called August 5th, 1969 M/S in circulation, which is the same concert, taken from an xxx-generation copy, but wrongly dated and in far inferior audio quality. Original cassette paperwork proves that this concert is definitely the August 8th, 1969 M/S!
As a small bonus, we have decided to add 4 tracks, recorded during the August 27th, 1969 D/S. Two of these tracks were previously released by the "Victrola" label but were never before available in decent sound quality, before now.
As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1969. Most of the photos were taken by Ann Moses, editor of Tiger Beat Magazine. Dig the psychedelic, period perfect artwork! As for the concert itself... wow, just wow! Elvis is groovy, sexy, earthy, charismatic, funny... And singing with real fire in his belly, never really heard again after this. Pure greatness.
It's a new Straight Arrow so you know what to expect! Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself!
In 2019, the Straight Arrow team will focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972, so stay tuned. We're just warming up! ... There's more comin'!
CD Tracklist: 01. Opening Theme - 02. Blue Suede Shoes - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. All Shook Up - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Hound Dog - 09. Memories - 10. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 11. Monologue (Life Story) - 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do - 13. Runaway - 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 15. Yesterday / Hey Jude - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introductions of Darlene Love & Bill Medley - 18. In The Ghetto - 19. Suspicious Minds - 0. What'd I Say - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love.
Bonus tracks (August 27, 1969 Dinner Show): 22. It's Now Or Never (partial) - 23. Loving You - 24. One Night - 25. Love Me.

'There's No Tomorrow' Import Vinyl: From SR Records, 'There's No Tomorrow' focusses on Elvis' August 1973 Vegas season, featuring the midnight show from August 10, 1973, previously unreleased Audience Recording taken directly from the original high quality tape.
The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without any doubt Elvis' first week in Vegas August season still presents him at the top of his possibilities, delivering great shows. If Rock is an attitude, then the man still has it. The performances are terrific, rough and sharp.
Elvis' tolerance for Vegas has reached its limit in this season and the man will do nothing to hide it. But the beginning of the season is certainly promising and in this show in particular his enthusiasm shines through in every note . Elvis performs all the songs to the maximum of his possibilities, also pushing the band and giving the right time and presenting all the best of his repertoire ranging in all musical genres as only he can do.
We are happy to be able to associate great performance with great audio quality in order to be able to obtain a result that you can enjoy too.
The ambiance tape is of very good quality, as you can appreciate both Elvis and the band and at the same time you can feel and live the live atmosphere of the intimate Las Vegas Showroom. The show has already said is great, starting from his latest single Steamroller Blues then with autobiographical You Gave a Mountain & My Boy then with the anthem An American Trilogy passing the best single of 1969, Suspicious Minds without forgetting the glorious fifties with Heartbreak Hotel and Mystery Train.... All the songs are very well performed. The Best song We can say I Can't Stop Loving You: both Elvis and the band are pushing strong with a great job of James Burton guitar.
This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe 300 grams single sleeve that includes together the 150 grams vinyl, a Bonus CD and bonus high glossy 300 grams 30x30 cm Art Card both sides printed.
In order to have a special collector's item, the 400 copies will be presented with FOUR different vinyl color VARIATIONS. All the copies will come with Glossy Sticker hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! - Limited Edition.
Recorded Live At Hilton Hotel , Las Vegas NV August 10th 1973 MS
LP Time 52 min
Side A 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. Love Me Tender 11. Hound Dog 12. Fever
Side B
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water 14. Suspicious minds 15. My Boy 16. I Can't Stop Loving You 17.An American Trilogy 18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 19. Release Me 20. Can't Falling Love
CD Time 55,00 min.
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. Love Me Tender 11. Hound Dog 12. Fever 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water 14. Suspicious minds 15. Band Introduction 16. My Boy 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18.An American Trilogy 19. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 20. Release Me 21. Can't Falling Love 22. Closing Vamp

Sunday 24 March 2019
‘Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind’ New Vinyl Import: ‘Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind’  originally released in the late 90’s was the very first outing of the famous March 18, 1974 performance in Richmond Virginia. At the time it was probably the best sounding soundboard recording available. And it still is!
Luxor realizes the show was made available on vinyl before but as this is probably the best show of Elvis in 1974 we thought it just cannot be missed in the vinyl series of DAE / LUXOR.
The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. And of course the show is included on cd too. Get it while you can and add this awesome LUXOR product to your collection.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Side 1
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. Love Me
05. Trying To Get To You
06. All Shook Up
07. Steamroller Blues
Side 2
01. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
02. Love Me Tender
03. Medley: Long Tall Sally, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Flip, Flop And Fly, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog,
04. Fever
05. Polk Salad Annie

Side 3
01. Why Me Lord
02. Suspicious Minds
03. Introductions
04. I Can’t Stop Loving You
05. Help Me

Side 4
01. An American Trilogy
02. Let Me Be There
03. Funny How Time Slips Away
04. Can’t Help Falling In Love
05. Closing Vamp

CD Tracklisting
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. See See Rider, 03. I Got A Woman/Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Trying To Get To You, 06. All Shook Up, 07. Steamroller Blues, 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 09. Love Me Tender, 10. Medley:Long Tall Sally, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Flip, Flop And Fly, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, 11. Fever, 12. Polk Salad Annie, 13. Why Me Lord, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Introductions, 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 17. Help Me, 18. An American Trilogy, 19. Let Me Be There, 20. Funny How Time Slips Away, 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 22. Closing Vamp

Friday 15 March 2019

MRS APRIL 2019 VINYL Releases- Close to SOLD OUT: MRS have announced two special VINYL products to be released on Record Store Day 13th April 2019. Both titles will be Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP sets with a 24-page photo spread gatefold with stunning pictures. MRS note that Pre-orders have been unprecedented and both VINYL sets are close to SOLD OUT. Check with your Elvis dealers now.

The titles are ‘Made in Germany – Private Recordings’ which features the best of the remastered private recordings Elvis made in Germany and ‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ containing all the movie masters and movie versions from the 1950’s.

The audio from Elvis' private recordings has been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology. Elvis vinyl fans can now enjoy these truly historical recordings including the newly found 'Like A Baby', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'His Hand in Mine', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' and 'Cool Water' for the very first time.

‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ features one side of vinyl dedicated to each one of Elvis' four fifties movies and includes gems such as the STEREO 'Love Me Tender' recordings, 'Treat Me Nice' and 'Jailhouse Rock' in STEREO as well as the delightful 'Crawfish' Movie Master Edit from King Creole.

 



See full details below

(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)


'Vegas ’69 - This Is The Story' VINYL Import: The Madison label is back but this time with their first ever vinyl release titled ‘Vegas ’69 - This Is The Story’ just in time for the 50th anniversary of these special shows.
Presented as a stunning double LP set, in three different colors (Clear, Gold, and Red), and naturally on black vinyl. You’ll have the ultimate compilation of this very special time in history, Mixed as one long show, hear Elvis sing his heart out, with songs like My Babe, I Got A Woman, Reconsider Baby, Funny How Time Slips Away, This Is The Story and many more!

As a bonus we added a CD in its own period cardboard sleeve, for those who like to listen in their car or just for easy playback.

This release will be an exclusive limited edition of 200 copies of each color only! Get them while you can!
In 1969 Elvis made his triumphant return to live performances following his recent and successful TV special, Elvis returned with a passion that had been gone for quite some time. Elvis would perform an almost month long engagement from July 31st until August 28. Elvis showed the audience that he was still as great as ever.
Nice for Vinyl collectors although nothing that hasn't been released before.
LP 1 - Side A
01. Blue Suede Shoes (August 21, 1969 MS)
02. I Got A Woman (August 23, 1969 MS)
03. All Shook Up (August 21, 1969 MS)
04. Heartbreak Hotel (August 21, 1969 MS)
05. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel (August 26, 1969 MS)
06. My Babe (August 26, 1969 DS)
07. Hound Dog (August 26, 1969 DS
Side B:
01. Rubberneckin' (August 26, 1969 MS)
02. Mystery Train-Tiger Man (August 26, 1969 MS)
03. I Can't Stop Loving You (August 26, 1969 MS)
04. Baby What You Want Me To Do (August 22, 1969 MS)
05. Funny How Time Slips Away (August 22, 1969 MS)
06. Reconsider Baby (August 23, 1969 MS)
LP 2 - Side C
01. Runaway (August 26, 1969 MS)
02. Inherit The Wind (August 26, 1969 DS)
03. This Is The Story (August 26, 1969 MS)
04. In The Ghetto (August 23, 1969 MS)
05. Suspicious Minds (August 26, 1969 MS)
06. Can't Help Falling In Love (August 25, 1969 MS)
LP 2 - Side D (Bonus Side)
01. Memories (Bonus, August 3, 1969)
02. Are You Lonesome Tonight (Bonus, August 3, 1969)
03. What'd I Say (August 21, 1969 MS)
04. Words (August 25, 1969 DS)
05. Yesterday - Hey Jude (August 21, 1969 MS)

'Blue Hawaii' Spliced Takes Special New CD: CMT is proud to present their latest addition to this great series.
All 15 tracks are unreleased in this format!
New splices and edits gives you a feeling you have a complete new album!
“Can’t Help Falling in Love" has been made just like the master with the “reprise”,
“Slicin’Sand" includes 3 different guitar solos and rocks the sand out of your speakers!
“Ito Eats” has a very different ending.
We could go on, but “No More" ... just make sure to order your copy now!

see tracklist below

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Blue Hawaii - Spliced take 1,2,3,5,3
Almost Always True - Spliced take 2,3
Aloha Oe - Spliced Take 6,1
No More - Spliced take 4,8,15
Can't Help Falling in Love - Spliced take 24,24,26
Rock A-Hula Baby - Spliced take 1,2,3
Moonlight Swim - Spliced take 1,4,4
Ku U I Po - Spliced take 6,7
Ito Eats - Spliced take 1,2,5,5,5,5
Slicin Sand - Spliced Take  8,3,5,14
Hawaiian Sunset 6,2,3,3,3
Steppin Out of Line - Spliced take 11*, 15 *,8 #
Beach Boy Blues - Spliced take 3,3,3
Island of Love - Spliced take 2,9,9,9
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Spliced take 1,2,2

Saturday 9 March 2019

New 'Suspicious Minds' LIVE single!: RCA / Legacy have released a great promo for their new RSD VINYL 1969 concert release (see below) in a NEW SINGLE - digital only.

It teams 'Suspicious Minds' and 'Mystery Train / Tiger Man' both brand new, unreleased, one a new digital single via Amazon, iTunes, Spotify etc.

Taken from the never-before-released-in-any-form August 23, 1969 Dinner Show as recorded in Las Vegas.
Both are described as "single edits".


Click here for 'Suspicious Minds' on YouTube


Click here for 'Mystery Train / Tiger Man' on YouTube

 


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 8 March 2019

'Made In Germany' Deluxe set OUT TODAY: The final details have been announced for MRS' new special celebration of Elvis' home recordings in Germany.
MRS new 4CD/152-page book entitled ‘Elvis - Made In Germany – The Complete Private Recordings’ is out today 8 March 2019.
The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings.
Although the original tapes were damaged with noise, hiss and distortion, for the first time ever, all of Elvis’ recordings made in Germany, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology. 

The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.

The BONUS CD included features the essential RCA studio masters from the 1957-’58 period (also lovingly restored and remastered by MRS) and includes - together for the first time - studio banter AS WELL AS the count-ins on ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ and ‘White Christmas’.
The ELVIS Made in Germany CD set is available for preorder from your local Elvis dealer now.
Also, watch out for the announcement in the coming weeks for the Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP/24-page VINYL gatefold version, containing the best of the home recordings Elvis made in Germany!

CD1 features Elvis recording at home Guitar Reel 1 plus relevant September 1958 Interviews
CD2 features recently discovered Guitar Reel 2 including home recordings of 'Like A Baby', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'His Hand in Mine' and 'Cool Water'

CD3 features Piano Reel including home recordings of 'Earth Angel', 'Soldier Boy', 'I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen' and 'I Asked the Lord'.
Bonus Disc CD4 features 'The Essential RCA Studio Masters 1957 & 1958' with count-ins and studio banter.
See Below for full tracklistings
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)


'The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special' CD Review: The original NBC TV Special featured Elvis playing with so much passion that it inspired a career renaissance
Released to cash-in on the recent “Elvis All-Star Tribute” one can only hope that the mass of Post Malone and Ed Sheeran fans will consider Elvis’ amazing musical legacy worth checking out.
Elvis never looked cooler than in the 68 Special and this surely has got to help.
The original ELVIS NBC soundtrack vinyl album was obviously the very first selected ‘Best Of’ while BMG’s marvellous 1998 “Memories” double-album was an expanded version. This new ‘Best Of’ has presumably been selected by Rob Santos and John Jackson.
Elvis was SO DAMN GOOD performing for the NBC TV special that any alternate edit has to be enjoyable so EIN thought it worth giving the new set a spin. With all of Elvis’ USA sales getting a positive bump after the new TV show we know that this new set is being played in a fair few homes.  
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates, can another '68 ComeBack Special compilation really be worth buying all over again?
and Have Your Say! Does this really help Elvis' great legacy...  
(CD Review, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley - Live At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969' RSD Vinyl: Great news for Elvis VINYL collectors a brand new PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1969 Las Vegas performance is being released for Record Store Day - April 13, 2019.
Better news for all Elvis Fans is that this unreleased August 23, 1969 Dinner Show is a taster for the '1969 LIVE Deluxe Box-Set' that is being released mid-year for Elvis week to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Elvis' return to live performance - the Return to Splendour.   
RCA recorded at twelve Elvis concerts in 1969 (for the 'Elvis In Person' project) of which seven performances have been released in full so far by FTD/RCA.  Presumably the new Deluxe Box Set will feature all of RCA's multitrack concert recordings.
'Elvis Presley - Live At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969'  2 LP Vinyl
Label: CMG / Legacy
Following his triumphant comeback special for NBC at the end of 1968, Elvis Presley made a highly-publicized return to live performance in 1969, booking an exclusive engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis treated audiences to a raucous rock set inspired by the recent sessions for his just-released studio album From Elvis In Memphis, backed by vocal groups The Imperials
and The Sweet Inspirations as well as an early version of his famed TCB Band. Live In Las Vegas 1969 showcases this incredible, important phase in Elvis' career with a previously unreleased set from the first of many engagements at The International Hotel.
SIDE A: 1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I Got A Woman 3. All Shook Up 4. Love Me Tender 5. Jailhouse Rock 6. Heartbreak Hotel 7. Hound Dog SIDE B: 1. Memories 2. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 3. Monologue
SIDE C: 1. Baby What You Want Me To Do 2. Runaway 3. Are You Lonesome Tonight 4. Yesterday/Hey Jude 5. Introductions SIDE D: 1. In The Ghetto 2. Suspicious Minds 3. What'd I Say 4. Can't Help Falling In Love
The edition is limited to 3000 copies.
Click here to RSD for more details
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 21 February 2019
'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' Deluxe Set: FTD announces their second "complete sessions" 3-cd box-set. 'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' is the ultimate 'Fun In Acapulco' release, a 3-CD set that includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes!
All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes.
The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box.
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson.
The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.
Fortunately for us (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car was recorded in a single take, but there are lots of never heard before session outtakes for instance Bossa Nova, Baby Takes 6, 7, 8, 9 10, Marguerita Takes 1-5, I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here Takes 2-6 and masses of Guadalajara!
Click here to EIN's 'Elvis FTD/SONY CD News 2019' for full tracklistings
The London Elvis Shop is offering a Bonus postcard set with pre-orders.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Return To Sender '76' New Import CD: Audionics label is back with its first release of 2019, called 'Return To Sender... the Summer of '76'.
Elvis first played Hampton Roads, VA on April 9th, 1972, two shows in a day. It was the beginning of his phenomenal April tour and the Hampton Roads evening show was filmed by MGM for the "Elvis On Tour" documentary. Elvis returned to Hampton Roads Coliseum on March 11th, 1974, and then again in 1976, for two shows on July 31st and August 1st 1976 matinee. It was his final appearance there.
1976 was a special year for the United States of America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Most Americans wanted to show their patriotism in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about his country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add "America The Beautiful" to his set-list.
The August 1st, 1976 concert has often been described as a rather poor Elvis show - not because he was "out of it" or medicated - but because his voice was far from its best. Admittedly, it is true that his voice sounded tired, even flat in places, but still, Elvis did a solid job on several songs and his audience definitely enjoyed the show.
Nevertheless, there's no need to deny the fact that Elvis' vocal was far from perfect. It's equally obvious that Elvis was aware, too, because he told to his audience almost apologetically, "We had a late show last night, and I only got two hours of sleep" and "Good afternoon! God that sounds strange 'good afternoon'... I just got up!" Yup, the August 1st concert was a 2:30pm show, which was unusual as there was no 8:30pm show that day. Actually, the infamous Houston, August 28th, 1976 show was also a 2:30pm matinee, and after these shows, management decided not to program any afternoon shows in the future.
The Hampton Roads show has one saving grace: Elvis decided to respond to the audience request for "Return To Sender", which was an impromptu performance, and a true live rarity. Elvis sings it reasonably well and it was the highlight of the concert.
This show was originally released by the "Fort Baxter" label in 1995 and then re-released by "Gravel Road Music" label in 2012). "Gravel Road Music" label used the original Ft. Baxter CD as a source.
For this ultimate reissue, the Audionics team worked directly from a first generation soundboard tape transfer (RCA tape T0199) and made significant improvements to the audio. Both previous releases suffer from too much of reverb and compression. Audionics was able to work from the unprocessed and complete recording, which gives a more nuanced view of the concert. The original release on Ft. Baxter label was heavily compressed, which made Elvis' voice sound worse. We're not saying that this is now a fabulous concert, but the truth has many nuances, and this more natural sounding tape shows that despite some challenges, Elvis did a solid job and entertained the crowd that afternoon.
Both previous releases were slightly incomplete, a part of Elvis' introduction of The Stamps was edited out, and the Closing Vamp was faded out very early. Our new release is the first to present this recording 100% complete as recorded, and the Closing Vamp is now also complete, including the after show announcements: certainly proof that we went back to the original tape. Most important, the sound is now far more natural too, and with much better dynamics.
As a bonus, Audionics decided to add small collection of songs recorded during 1976 Summer tours. Tracks 29 & 30 were previously released on The Final Homecoming" 2CD (by Audionics, 2009), track 31 was released on "Houston We Have A Problem" CD (again Audionics 2013). All bonus tracks were newly restored and mastered from scratch.
This CD is presented in 3-panel digipak. Due to the lack of quality photographs from the Hampton Roads concert, great collection of various high quality concert shots from Summer of 1976 has been used.
This recording never sounded better. You may ask your import CD dealer for audio samples.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me, Let Me Know - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Return To Sender - 14. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 15. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 16. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 17. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff, with Elvis sing along) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Bonus tracks:
29. One Night - 30. That's All Right - 31. Polk Salad Annie - 32. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 33. Fairytale.
Tracks 29 & 30 recorded July 5, 1976,8:30pm, The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN.
Track 31 recorded August 28, 1976, 2:30pm, The Summit, Houston, TX.
Track 32 recorded August 31, 1976, 8:30pm, Macon Coliseum, Macon, GA.
Track 33 recorded September 8, 1976, 2:30pm, Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL.

'Elvis: St Paul To Wichita: Oct 1974' FTD In-Depth Review: A live soundboard 5” double-digipack this time focussing on Elvis' Tour 12 which went from September 27 to October 9.
Two concerts St. Paul, Minnesota October 3, 1974 and Wichita, Kansas October 7, 1974 are included with three bonus songs from October 4, 1974.
Best of all these are both previously unreleased soundboards.
While Elvis had performed some memorable shows earlier in 1974, the September-October 1974 tour was not one of his best, with highlights sparsely dotted across the shows. The infamous College Park performance was during this tour, but by October 3 it was clear Elvis was up and enjoying himself.
In high energy and good humour Elvis at one point jokes, "By God, you might have been wrong for so long, but you were right tonight J.D!"
The soundboard audio quality is excellent.
Click here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley check out Elvis' performance
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork) 


'Holiday Season In Vegas: 1975' FTD In-Depth Review: A live soundboard 5” double-digipack release featuring Elvis back in Las Vegas for his 14th season in December 1975.
Elvis always preferred the Midnight concerts to the Dinner Shows and Elvis' December 13 Midnight Show with Linda Thompson and her parents in the audience was one of his very best Vegas shows.
Elvis asked, "Did you decide to go crazy?" and the set that follows has far more energy and excitement than most of Elvis' later Vegas shows. It was a Saturday Night 1975 and Elvis sure was back!
However since most Elvis collectors will already have a bootleg copy, the previously unreleased December 6th concert - spliced from both Dinner & Midnight Shows - has to be the draw-card here. BUT the poor sound quality and Elvis' lacklustre performance is a possible let-down...
Click here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley check out the reality of this new FTD double-pack and question how essential it really is?
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork) 

Thursday 14 February 2019
'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' OUT TOMORROW: The new companion album to NBC's "Elvis All-Star Tribute" titled 'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' will be released worldwide by RCA/Legacy Recordings on February 15, 2019.
Described as "An ideal set for long time Elvis fans and newcomers, 'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' comprises the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the upcoming tribute and showcases a new version of the legendary closing number, "If I Can Dream" as heard in the new special - featuring Elvis' original vocals alongside new performances by Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton. The album features 15 Elvis performances from the "stand-up" and "sit-down" shows filmed for the '68 broadcast, plus three original studio recordings (A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love) to represent other songs that appear in the new special.
The original special, recorded over several sessions in June 1968, featured Elvis playing the songs that mattered most to him, in his first live performance since 1961. When it aired on December 3, 1968, the special was the week's highest-viewed television program, re-establishing Elvis as a driving force in popular music.

See below for tracklisting: includes Prevously Unreleased new "Duet" "If I Can Dream" - Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton
CD priced $12 in USA,  £9.99 in UK, JbHiFi in Australia AU$19. 
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

 

Friday 1 February 2019

MRS APRIL 2019 VINYL Releases: MRS have announced two special VINYL products to be released on Record Store Day 13th April 2019.

Both titles will be Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP sets with a 24-page photo spread gatefold with stunning pictures.

The titles are ‘Made in Germany – Private Recordings’ which features the best of the remastered private recordings Elvis made in Germany and ‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ containing all the movie masters and movie versions from the 1950’s.

The audio from Elvis' private recordings has been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology.

Elvis vinyl fans can now enjoy these truly historical recordings including the newly found 'Like A Baby', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'His Hand in Mine', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' and 'Cool Water' for the very first time.

MADE IN GERMANY – PRIVATE RECORDINGS
SIDE A
01. I'm Beginning to Forget You
02. Mona Lisa
03. I Can’t Help It/Guitar
04. Danny Boy (Complete and LFS)
05. Loving You
06. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)
07. Cool Water (Bob Nolan)

SIDE B
01. Like A Baby
02. His Hand in Mine (Complete/Ending)
03. Her Hand in Mine
04. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (Rehearsing Ending)
05. Her Hand in Mine (Complete 2)
06. Her Hand in Mine (Complete 3)
07. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere
08. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
09. Oh, Lonesome Me

SIDE C
01. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy
02. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 1)
03. Piano/Earth Angel
04. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)
05. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)

SIDE D
01. Apron Strings (Reprise)
02. It’s Been So Long Darling
03. I Will Be True
04. There’s No Tomorrow
05. The Titles Will Tell
06. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano
07. Send Me Some Lovin'
08. The Fool

‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ features one side of vinyl dedicated to each one of Elvis' four fifties movies and includes gems such as the STEREO 'Love Me Tender' recordings, 'Treat Me Nice' and 'Jailhouse Rock' in STEREO as well as the delightful 'Crawfish' Movie Master Edit from King Creole.

 


Something to look forward to on Record Day 2019.


 

 


(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

THE COMPLETE ‘50s MOVIE MASTERS & ALTERNATE RECORDINGS


SIDE A - LOVE ME TENDER (1956)
01. Love Me Tender (STEREO)
02. Let Me (STEREO)
03. Poor Boy (STEREO)
04. We're Gonna Move (STEREO)
05. Let Me (Take 3) (STEREO)
06. We're Gonna Move (Take 4) (STEREO)
07. Love Me Tender (Movie End Title)

SIDE B - LOVING YOU (1957)
01. Mean Woman Blues
02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
03. Loving You
04. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
05. Lonesome Cowboy
06. Hot Dog
07. Party
08. Loving You (Fast Movie Version)
09. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie Master)
10. Party (Movie Master)
11. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie Finale)

SIDE C - JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957)
01. Jailhouse Rock
02. Young & Beautiful
03. I Want to Be Free
04. Don't Leave Me Now
05. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don't Care
06. Treat Me Nice
07. Jailhouse Rock (Movie Version) (STEREO)
08. Don't Leave Me Now (Movie Set Version)
09. Treat Me Nice (Movie No Overdub Version) (STEREO)
10. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Movie Edit)
11. Young & Beautiful (Movie End Title)

SIDE D - KING CREOLE (1958)
01. King Creole
02. As Long as I Have You
03. Hard Headed Woman
04. Trouble
05. Dixieland Rock
06. Don't Ask Me Why
07. Lover Doll
08. Crawfish (Unedited Master)
09. Young Dreams
10. Steadfast, Loyal and True
11. New Orleans
12. Crawfish (Movie Master Edit)


Saturday 26 January 2019
'First In Line' New Import CD: MxF Records announces 'First In Line' featuring both the shows performed by Elvis in Las Vegas NV, Hilton Hotel on February 1st 1974 DS & MS. Both the previously unreleased shows are taken directly from AUDIENCE RECORDINGS.
After the deserved rest of 5 months, Elvis is back in Las Vegas Hilton. A new contract has been signed by Elvis, he wants to perform twice a year, but only two weeks at a time rather than the previous four. Starting from January 12th Elvis starts the rehearsal of his 10th Las Vegas Season, on Saturday 26th He opened the season dressed in a white jumpsuit in good spirit and in good shape too. The repertoire was reduced compared to the previous season to 15/20 songs with three new additions: Help me, Spanish Eyes and the popular Let Me Be There. The choice of songs in the different shows varied little, in particular in the two shows here presented the only variation is the song The First Time Ever I Saw your face that replaces the now classic Let Me Be There in the Midnight Show.
Speaking about the two unreleased shows, they are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, but we are talking about of two concerts of very good quality and well performed with the audience very pleased by the shows. Elvis is bringing back the rocker Polk Salad Annie and his performing of the classic Trying To get To You never sounded better, searching the best song is very hard because all the songs are very well performed, but for sure Elvis' joy while performing the popular Let Me Be There is undeniable, often singing also the reprise.
The sound is very good for ambient recordings, we have on our hands the original mono tapes of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise, hiss, and clicks, but we always give priority to the integrity of the original recording, trying to achieve a clearer sound in spite of the background noise. The result is a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and you definitely can live the atmosphere of an Elvis' concert in the seventies.
This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing 8 pages of a foldout booklet that in one side opening gives life to a great poster, while the backside is full of backstage photos of the season with classic memorabilia and newspaper clippings plus a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size.
To have a special collector's item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeve VARIATIONS. The variations will also be extended to the internal poster and to the coloring of the digipack spine. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and please remember!!
NOTE: Some collectors have complained to EIN about the quality of MxF audience releases before - Please CHECK SAMPLES before buying.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
CD 1 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 DS
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 12. Spanish Eyes 13. Why Me Lord? ( Stamps) 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introduction 16. I Can't Stop Loving You 17. Help Me 18. An American Trilogy 19. Let Me Be There ( with reprise) 20. Can't Help Falling Love 21. Closing Vamp
CD 2 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 MS
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Intro 12. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord? (Stamps) 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18. Help Me 19. An American Trilogy 20. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 21. Can't Help Falling Love 22. Closing Vamp

Friday 18 January 2019

MRS 'Made In Germany' Deluxe set: The final details have been announced for MRS' new special celebration of Elvis' home recordings in Germany.
MRS will release the 4CD/152-page book entitled ‘Elvis - Made In Germany – The Complete Private Recordings’ on 8 March 2019.
The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings.
Although the original tapes were damaged with noise, hiss and distortion, for the first time ever, all of Elvis’ recordings made in Germany, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology. This means that, finally, these truly historical recordings now provide for a complete and enjoyable listening experience.
Over the coming weeks, prior to the release date, MRS will be releasing previews of our high restoration techniques through the various collectors forums and channels, providing audio comparisons with all the previous poorly

mastered versions - including those included on the recent FTD release which we acknowledge contains some of the tracks also contained in this set.

The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.
The BONUS CD included features the essential RCA studio masters from the 1957-’58 period (also lovingly restored and remastered by MRS) and includes - together for the first time - studio banter AS WELL AS the count-ins on ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ and ‘White Christmas’.
The ELVIS Made in Germany CD set is available for preorder from your local Elvis dealer now.
Also, watch out for the announcement in the coming weeks for the Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP/24-page VINYL gatefold version, containing the best of the home recordings Elvis made in Germany!

CD1 features Elvis recording at home Guitar Reel 1 plus relevant September 1958 Interviews
CD2 features recently discovered Guitar Reel 2 including home recordings of 'Like A Baby', 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'His Hand in Mine' and 'Cool Water'

CD3 features Piano Reel including home recordings of 'Earth Angel', 'Soldier Boy', 'I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen' and 'I Asked the Lord'.
Bonus Disc CD4 features 'The Essential RCA Studio Masters 1957 & 1958' with count-ins and studio banter.

CD1
September 1958 Interviews
01 Press Interview (Brooklyn Army Terminal)
02 Elvis Presley Newsreel Interview (1958)
03 Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis In the U.S.S. Randall
Guitar Reel 1
04 I'm Beginning to Forget You
05 I Can’t Help It (End Only)/Mona Lisa
06 I Can’t Help It/Guitar
07 Danny Boy/Danny Boy (Incomplete)
08 Loving You
09 Guitar/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
10 Dialogue/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
11 Dialogue /Santa Claus Is Back in Town/ Dialogue /Loving You/Dialogue
12 Dialogue /Loving You (One Line)/Dialogue
13 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Reprise)
14 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Elvis Reprise)



CD 2
Guitar Reel 2
01. He Knows Just What I Need/Working on The Building
02. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS x 2)
03. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 1)
04. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 2)
05. He Knows Just What I Need (rehearsing/LFS x2)
06. He Knows Just What I Need (complete3)
07. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS/Rehearsal)
08. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)
09. Cool Water                                 
10. Like A Baby                 
11. His Hand in Mine (complete/ending)
12. Young Love (Red West singing)                                        
13. Her Hand in Mine
14. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (rehearsing ending)
15. Her Hand in Mine (complete 2)                                            
16. Her Hand in Mine (complete 3/cut)
17. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere 
18. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / Once Upon A Time
19. Stand by Me (Damaged Sections)
20. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/Take My Hand, Precious Lord              
21. Oh Lonesome Me                  

 

 

 

                                  

CD 3
Piano Reel
01. I Asked the Lord
02. Apron Strings
03. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy
04 I Asked the Lord (Reprise)
05. Piano/Earth Angel
06. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)
07. Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano/At the Hop
08. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)
09. Apron Strings (Reprise)
10. It’s Been So Long Darling
11. Earth Angel (Intro)/I Will Be True
12. There’s No Tomorrow
13 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow 2)/Que Sera/Hound Dog
14. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 2)
15. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Reprise)
16. Apron Strings (Reprise 2)
17. The Titles Will Tell
18. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano
19. Send Me Some Lovin'
20. The Fool (Take 1)
21. The Fool (Take 2FS, 3FS, 4)

CD4 – BONUS DISC
THE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1957
01 All Shook Up (with Studio Chat & Count in)
02 (There'll Be) Peace in The Valley (For Me)
03 That's When Your Heartaches Begin
04 I Believe
05 Take My Hand Precious Lord
06 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
07 Blueberry Hill
08 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
09 Is It So Strange
10 Don't Leave Me Now (with Studio Chat & Count in)
11 I Beg of You
12 One Night (With You)
13 True Love
14 I Need You So
15 Blue Christmas
16 My Wish Came True
17 White Christmas (with Studio Chat & Count in)
18 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
19 Silent Night
20 Don’t’
21 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
22 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
23 Santa Claus Is Back in Town
24 I'll Be Home for Christmas

THE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1958
25 Doncha' Think It's Time [Single master]
26 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
27 I Need Your Love Tonight
28 A Big Hunk O' Love
29 (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
30 I Got Stung
31 Doncha' Think It's Time [LP master]
32 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed Version)

Sunday 13 January 2019
'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' New CD Release: The new companion album to NBC's "Elvis All-Star Tribute" titled 'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' will be released worldwide by RCA/Legacy Recordings on February 15, 2019.
Described as "An ideal set for long time Elvis fans and newcomers, 'The Best of The '68 Comeback Special' comprises the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the upcoming tribute and showcases a new version of the legendary closing number, "If I Can Dream" as heard in the new special - featuring Elvis' original vocals alongside new performances by Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton. The album features 15 Elvis performances from the "stand-up" and "sit-down" shows filmed for the '68 broadcast, plus three original studio recordings (A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love) to represent other songs that appear in the new special.
The original special, recorded over several sessions in June 1968, featured Elvis playing the songs that mattered most to him, in his first live performance since 1961. When it aired on December 3, 1968, the special was the week's highest-viewed television program, re-establishing Elvis as a driving force in popular music.

Tracklisting: 1. Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening), 2. Heartbreak Hotel (First "Stand Up" Show), 3. Hound Dog, 4. All Shook Up, 5. Can't Help Falling In Love, 6. Jailhouse Rock (all Second "Stand Up" Show), 7. Don't Be Cruel (First "Stand Up" Show), 8. Blue Suede Shoes (Second "Sit Down" Show), 9. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (First "Stand Up" Show), 10. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (First "Sit Down" Show), 11. One Night (Second "Sit Down" Show), 12. Love Me Tender (First "Stand Up" Show) , 13. Trying To Get To You (Second "Sit Down" Show), 14. Love Me (Second "Sit Down" Show), 15. Memories
Bonus Single Tracks: 16. A Little Less Conversation 17. Suspicious Minds 18. Burning Love
19. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton Previously Unreleased
CD priced $12 in USA,  £9.99 in UK, JbHiFi in Australia AU$19. 
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

Three New FTD Releases: FTD have announced three new release for next month, a 1974 double-soundboard, special double-VINYL of 'Kissin Cousins' and new photo book of Elvis in 1956.
- "ELVIS: St. Paul to Wichita - October '74".
Released as a 5" digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the fall tour of 1974.
Elvis' 1974 September / October tour saw him on a post Desert-Storm emotional and physical roller-coaster. Some shows were particularly poor. However FTD promise that "Elvis was in great form and using a variety of repertoire."
Neither show has previously been released, even on bootleg, so it will be very interesting to discover how Elvis performed these nights.
Disc 1: 1 See See Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Blue Suede Shoes, 5 Until It's Time For You To Go, 6 Big Boss Man, 7 Fever, 8 If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 9 Love Me Tender, 10 Hound Dog, 11 Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy, 12 All Shook Up, 13 Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel,
14 The Wonder Of You, 15 Why Me Lord, 16 Heartbreak Hotel, 17 Let Me Be There, 18 Hawaiian Wedding Song, 19 American Trilogy, 20 Johnny B. Goode, 21 You Gave Me A Mountain (Rest of show is missing on the source tape)
Disc 1 recorded at Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. Oct 2, 1974 - Click to SONY / FTD 2019 releases for more info
- 'Kissin' Cousins' Double-Vinyl Limited Edition.
FTD promises that this special double-album contains great alternative versions of songs from the film soundtrack sessions and related tracks.
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
Released in 180 gram format.
LP1, SIDE 1:1 Kissin' Cousins (# 2) (unedited master), 2 Smokey Mountain Boy (track, take 1-intro & take 4/M), 3 Catchin' On Fast (unedited master), 4 There's Gold In The Mountains (track, takes 1-2), 5 Kissin' Cousins (track, take 1), 7 One Boy Two Little Girls (master), 8 Pappy Won't You Please Come Home (Dolores Edgin vocal, take 6/M)
SIDE 2 1 Kissin' Cousins (hillbilly vocal), 2 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (v.o. take 2/alternate master),  3 Barefoot Ballad (instrumental), 4 There's Gold In The Mountains (instrumental), 5 Smokey Mountain Boy (master), 6 Once Is Enough (master), 7 Tender Feeling (track, take 1)
8 Catchin' On Fast (track, take 1 & ending take 2)
- Click to SONY / FTD 2019 releases for more info

- 'Through the Lens of Phillip Harrington' New Book.
FTD/ Flaming Star will issue a following up from the excellent 'Rebel With a Cause' and 'The Wild One' in 2018, with 'Through the Lens of Phillip Harrington'. The book includes more than 350 photos, with over 150 unpublished from the original negatives of Phillip Harrington.
A bonus CD features Elvis live at Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956.

EIN notes that Phillip Harrington photographed Elvis in May 1956 (some of his photos are truly iconic) and 83 of his images can be checked out and bought at the Fine Art gallery. - Click here to Fine Art America

(News, Source/FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Wednesday 12 December 2018
Four New FTD Releases OUT NOW: The four new FTD releases are OUT NOW and at your local dealers.
- 'ELVIS: “HOLIDAY SEASON IN VEGAS (Hilton 1975)'. Live double-soundboard release from Elvis' 14th Las Vegas season from the Hilton Holiday Season shows in December 1975.
The two concerts Midnight Show, December 13 and December 6 1975 (which show is not noted)
The shows are ‘soundboard quality’ but FTD note the AUDIO has sonic imperfections as from the original source tape.
Disc 1 MIDNIGHT SHOW – DECEMBER 13
1 C.C. Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 And I Love You So, 6 All Shook Up, 7 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 8 You Gave Me A Mountain, 9 Help Me Make It Through The Night, 10 Polk Salad Annie, 11 Introductions, 12 Just Pretend,, 13 How Great Thou Art, 14 Burning Love, 15 Hound Dog, 16 Softly, As I Leave You, 17 America, 18 It’s Now Or Never, 19 O Solo Mio, 20 Little Darlin’, 21 Little Sister, 22 Can’t Help Falling In Love..
The December 13th 1975 Dinner Show was previously out on FTD as 'Dinner At Eight'
The less energy December 14th 1975 show was released on 'Fashion For A King'  
The Dec 13th 1975 Midnight Show has been out on bootleg and is a truly excellent show - see review here
For full tracklisting and details go to 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'
- 'FOR LP FANS ONLY' Classic Album. Finally Elvis' 'FOR LP FANS ONLY'  gets a FTD 'Classic Album' release. This legendary album released in 1959 while Elvis was serving his time for the US Army in Germany, now features bonus tracks including RADIO and TV performances from the ‘50s and the quality highlights from the recently discovered Bad Nauheim German home recordings.
Great performances from the Milton Berle Show, Stage Show and the Steve Allen Show are complemented by intimate recordings of Are You Lonesome Tonight, His Hand In Mine and He Knows What I Need.
Released in 7” gatefold format it also contains a 16-page booklet. FOR LP FANS ONLY was nominated for best album art of 1959.
DISC 1 features the The Original Album plus Bonus Tracks That’s All Right (Takes 1-3), Harbor Lights (Take 7), I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Slow Version Takes 4 & 5/M), When It Rains, It Really Pours, along with 'For Radio Fans Only Live Performances 1954-1955' from The Louisiana Hayride, Eagles Hall and Radio Acetates of Fool, Fool, Fool and Shake, Rattle And Roll.
DISC 2 features "FOR TV FANS ONLY Live Performances"
The Dorsey Brothers Shows, The Milton Berle Shows plus The Steve Allen Show along with newly found German Home Recordings Bad Nauheim, He Knows Just What I Need, Cool Water (Fragments), Like A Baby (1 Verse), Return To Me (Fragments), Her Hand In Mine, His Hand In Mine, Her Hand In Mine, If I Didn’t Care, Are You Sincere, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and Stand By Me (Fragments).
Click here to for all sixty tracks and details 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'

- 'ELVIS – “CAFÉ EUROPA – G.I. BLUES VOL. 2' VINYL limited edition.
The album contains more great outtakes from the G.I Blues soundtrack sessions.
Double album of G.I. Blues session outakes
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios - 180 gram format.

DISC 1 Side 1 - 1 G.I.Blues (take 6), 2 Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 8 ), 3 What’s She Really Like (takes 14-16), 4 Frankfort Special (remake, takes 9-10/M), 5 Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, take 17), 6 Tonight’s All Right For Love (take 6), 7 Wooden Heart (‘Gramafunken version’- instr.)
Side 2, 1 Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 10-12), 2 Shoppin’ Around (takes 1,2), 3 Whistling Blues (instrumental), 4 Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, takes 26-28), 5 Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 7-8), 6 Big Boots (fast version, takes 6,5)

For DISC 2 tracklisting and and details go to 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'

- 'THE WILD ONE ’56' Book / CD Combo.
Following on from the excellent 'REBEL WITH A CAUSE' FTD book release earlier this year is 'THE WILD ONE ’56' by David English and Pål Granlund. It consists of 228 pages and features great photographs, including 60 recently discovered shots taken from the original negatives.
A bonus CD is included that features the 2nd ED Sullivan Show and The evening Tupelo Fair performance.
All of these should be available on Pre-Order from your local Elvis dealer

If you have pre-ordered them they should be delivered perfectly in time for Elvis Christmas presents.

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet.com)


'First Time In Huntsville' VINYL Import: Out now is the new VV release 'First Time In Huntsville' a special deluxe LP Double Set & CD, featuring for the first time label for the first time in vinyl both the shows of the second day in Huntsville, AL May 31, 1975, included as a bonus the unreleased ambiance recording from the opening show of the tour, Huntsville AL May 30, 1975.
There will be 3 different editions:
The standard will be limited at 300 copies… the first 100 copies will be presented as a deluxe edition with exclusive contents
- Standard includes Double Black Vinyl 180 Grams!!+ Cd
High Quality Matt Paper Poster 90x60 Cm Both Side Printed.!!!!!
Each Copy Hand Numbered And Individually Sealed.
- First 100 Copies LIMITED Set includes
Glossy Sticker, Double Marble Green Colored Vinyl, Flexi-magnet and Glossy Poster.
Special Deluxe Boxed Edition 100 Copies Limited Set Includes,
Stickers, Marble Blue Colored Vinyl, 44 page book and even a T-Shirt. Also for CASSETTE lovers an exclusive Cassette Featuring The Unreleased Ambiance Opening Tour.

Please check with your dealer for all the options.

-Special Deluxe Boxed Edition (shown right) - 100 Copies Limited Set Including:
Exclusive Glossy Large Art Sticker (Two Different)
Exclusive Heavy Boxset Factory Printed 31x31x3,5 Cm Of Size,
Exclusive Double Marble Blue Colored Vinyl 180 Grams!!,
Exclusive High Quality 300 Gram Paper Art Card Hand Numbered Exclusive High-Quality Personalized T-Shirt (Two Sizes, L,Xl)
Exclusive 12” Glossy Paper 130 Gram Softcover Book Of 44 Pages!!!!
Exclusive Large Pin 5.5 Cm Of Diameter
Also for CASSETTE lovers an exclusive Cassette Featuring The Unreleased Ambiance Opening Tour
Show Huntsville May 30, 1975 Cassette Coming With Two Different Color!
!!!!! Each One Hand Numbered and Individually Sealed
.

EIN cannot believe there are so many Elvis vinyl collectors who would want all these versions.

FTD have released the excellent Huntsville, May 31 & June 1 1975 shows on 'Dixieland Delight' double-pack.


Sunday 9 December 2018
'Virginia Is For Elvis Lovers' New Import CD: Now the story gets very interesting. 'Virginia Is For Elvis Lovers' is the new release from the Black Diamond label - it features Elvis' stunning Richmond show from April 10, 1972. This is the same show that is coming out soon on the VICTROLA label but according to Black Diamond  they have a far superior sound quality.
New label BLACK DIAMOND kicks off with it´s first release of a show originally recorded for the 1972 movie "ON TOUR“. This show has been taken from a digital copy of a rough stereo mix made from the original multitrack tapes some years ago.
The sound on this CD has been professionally remastered to achieve optimum audio quality.
We are aware that this show will also be released by the VICTROLA label (see news below) ... BUT.. after listening to their previous release of the Greensboro show, we think that the remastering has not been done properly. It simply was a digital overkill with way too much compression, muffled sound and a lack of separation. You can expect the same digital overkill on their forthcoming Richmond release! Our competitors even swapped the stereo channels which means that the piano comes out of the right speaker.... Which is completely wrong !
Please note that Black DIAMOND remastered this show from a digital copy of the very same source tape that our competitors used for their release. We are sure the difference is amazing.
 
On BLACK DIAMOND the sound is crisp and clear with all instruments clearly audible. And Elvis´ voice sounds much more natural than on the other label. They achieved a some kind of artificial sound. Not very enjoyable...
So if you want to add this show to your collection in the best quality ever then BLACK DIAMOND should be your choice. You won´t be disappointed!
CHECK with your Elvis Dealers for audio sample comparisons between the sound on Victrola and Black Diamond. Or please judge for yourself with a S Minds sample here
EIN Notes - WOW, and we were happy with the recent AMIGA upgraded version!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 3 December 2018
'Elvis - April 10 1972, Richmond' New Import CD: The Victrola label announces Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Richmond Coliseum on April 10th 1972. A fantastic double CD album taken from the original 8 and 16 track master tapes!
The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD ‘Carry Me Back To Old Virginia’ - first ever release of this show in mono and 2008 Madison label CD ‘Red Hot In Richmond’ - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete).
EIN Notes: The wonderfully upgraded audio of the recent Richmond ’72 AMIGA release is for some reason missed out here!
Richmond concert was never available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multi-track master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.
Critics, predictably, will point out that this can’t be true because ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ is still incomplete and therefore Victorola can’t be having an original recording and mix of this show.

Well, in fact we do have that. We also have the original ‘On Tour’ paperwork from the vaults.
The previous ‘Greensboro, April 14, ‘72’ was good but it still wasn’t Master-tape quality.
Upon reading this paperwork it becomes clear that the ‘On Tour’ shows were recorded in both 16-track and 8-track. The reason behind recording it on both 16- and 8-track is probably due to the fact that it was a) not a regular concert recording but also the recording of a soundtrack for a movie and b) the 8-track could also be meant as a safety back-up, just in case something went wrong with the 16-track recording.
The official paperwork also reveals that almost half of the Richmond show is in the Sony vaults on 16-track tapes, the other half is on 8-track tapes. It makes one wonder if some of the original 16-track tapes are missing or are in the hands of collectors or are perhaps stored in the MGM vaults? The paperwork also proves that ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not (!) recorded other than only a very small snippet of the beginning of the song. ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ from the Richmond show is listed in the official paperwork as being ‘Film Company Number: 51’. The paperwork then reads:‘One (1) 8 track copy of original recording (overlaps and songs missing)’. Then there are handwritten notes, also from the vaults, of someone writing down about what is on the ‘On Tour’ tapes. The writer notes about ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ of the Richmond show: ‘brief’. In other words: short / incomplete. So there you have it: some of the ‘On Tour’ recordings in the Sony vaults are incomplete and ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not recorded in full and therefore missing from the tape.
Obviously the ‘main course’ of our release is the spectacular sounding Richmond concert on disc one, with the incomplete ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, but fortunately only the start of the song is missing.
We have added second disc with ‘an overview’ of ‘Elvis On Tour’, featuring songs recorded during the March 1972 studio rehearsal sessions in Hollywood, CA and live songs from April 9, 1972 Hampton Roads, VA evening show and April 18, 1972 San Antonio, TX in glorious stereo. We have included two great monaural tracks from the April 5th 1972, Buffalo rehearsal, too.
This disc starts with the (little bit naughty) March 30, 1972 take 2 rehearsal of ‘Burning Love’. This time in better sound then before. We all know that when Elvis starts changing lyrics and laughing, he is in a great mood. Through several interesting rehearsals we come to a collection of songs from above mentioned shows recorded for ‘On Tour’. All these tracks are taken from the original tapes and latest, unreleased, mixes from the vaults. Your special attention is requested for the great sound on the recordings of San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972!
As a very pleasant and special feature, we have added 8 tracks recorded during Elvis concerts in Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972. All these recordings come in a different mix, prepared back in 1972 by RCA in Japan. This mix is very rare and hardly ever heard. It features some instruments much more prominent in the mix such as the organ and Glen D. Hardin on piano and some errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired in studio. The sound is fantastic and we feel that the recording of ‘The Impossible Dream’ shines more than ever before.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy this second Victrola release, featuring material from ‘Elvis On Tour’ and recognize the fact that we are bringing you this material in the best quality possible.
All tracks were taken from original sources and digitally restored and remastered in renewed studio for your listening pleasure. CD1 all tracks are stereo. CD2 all tracks are stereo except for tracks 9 & 10.
'Elvis April 10, 1972 Richmond'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet. Most of photos used for this project were taken in Richmond, April 10, 1972. Front cover cool image was taken in El Paso, November 10, 1972. Additional photos from Hampton Roads, April 09, 1972, selected March/April 1972 candid shots and photos taken during Madison Square Garden performances in June 1972 have also been added
The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2019, including fantastic 180grams vinyl versions of Greensboro and Richmond concerts in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix and several interesting CDs too, so stay tuned!

Tracklist:
CD1: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. 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. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. Hound Dog , 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. It's Over, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. Band Introductions, 18. For The Good Times, 19. I Can't Stop Loving You, 20. An American Trilogy, 21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete), 22. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one line) / Funny How Time Slips Away , 23. Can't Help Falling In Love, 24. Closing Vamp.
CD2: 01. Burning Love (take 2, rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1972)
02. For The Good Times (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
03. Heartbreak Hotel (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
04. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
05. Help Me Make It Through The Night (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
06. Young And Beautiful (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
07. Proud Mary (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
08. Never Been To Spain (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
09. Polk Salad Annie (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
10. I Can't Stop Loving You (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
11. C. C. Rider (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
12. I Got A Woman - Amen (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
13. You Gave Me A Mountain (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
14. Polk Salad Annie (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
15. A Big Hunk O Love (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
16. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
17. How Great Thou Art (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
18. An American Trilogy (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
19. Blue Suede Shoes (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
20. Reconsider Baby (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
21. I'll Remember You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
22. That's All Right (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
23. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
24. Hound Dog (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
25. I Can't Stop Loving You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
26. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)

Wednesday 28 November
'From The Army Reels' - 45rpm Vinyl set: Yet more versions to collect of the recently discovered Elvis Bad Nauheim home-recordings.
This time as 5x 45rpm EPs + 1 CD in deluxe box set.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the VIK label a special very limited edition 45 RPM box set is released.
The boxset contains 5 x 45RPM / EP releases with beautiful designed sleeves & a CD containing the tracks from the vinyl. Many tracks are presented here for the first time on vinyl. Especially for this release VIK made an edit of "cool water" as it was basically not suitable for release in its original form. This beautiful set also contains a 12 page booklet.
The set is available in GREEN or PINK vinyl. The 45's are suitable for jukeboxes! Get it while you can!
(If only EIN owned a jukebox!)
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

47-1959/1
Are You Lonesome Tonight? *
B/W Oh Lonesome Me *
47-1959/2
Cool Water - Edit *
B/W The Fool - Take 4

EPB-1959/3
I'm Beginning To Forget You
Mona Lisa
B/W
Danny Boy - Take 1
Soldier Boy- Take 2
EPB-1959/4
Earth Angel - Take 1
It's Been So Long Darling
B/W
Send Me Some Lovin' - Take 2 *
He Knows Just What I Need *

EPB-1959/5
Like A Baby *
His Hand In Mine *
B/W
Her Hand In Mine *
Are You Sincere / Return To Me *
*previously unreleased / on vinyl
CD Tracklisting: 01 Are You Lonesome Tonight? *, 02 Oh Lonesome Me *, 03 Cool Water / Edit *, 04 The Fool (take 4), 05 I'm Beginning To Forget You, 06 Mona Lisa, 07 Danny Boy (take 1), 08 Soldier Boy (take 2), 09 Earth Angel (take 1), 10 It's Been So Long Darling, 11 Send Me Some Lovin' (take 2) *, 12 He Knows Just What I Need *, 13 Like A Baby (part) *, 14 His Hand In Mine *, 15 Her Hand In Mine *, 16 Are You Sincere (part) / Return To Me (part) *, 17 I'm Beginning To Forget You **, 18 I'm Beginning To Forget You **,
* previously unreleased. ** overdubbed versions previously unreleased on cd

'Holding Back The Years'  Double-Vinyl: More vinyl for collectors - a 2 LP set of DAE's 'Holding Back The Years' featuring Elvis in 1976.
The first three titles: Here I Go Again, Old Times They Are Not Forgotten & Let Me Take You Home were a complete sell out and were well received by vinyl collectors. Now Holding Back The Years is available on this deluxe double vinyl album. It contains the March 21, 1976 performance. And it's a beauty! And of course the show is included on cd too.  The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible!
This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
SIDE 1 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. See See Rider, 03. I Got A Woman/Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Let Me Be There, 06. Love Me Tender
SIDE 2 01. Steamroller Blues, 02. All Shook Up, 03. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 04. You Gave Me A Mountain, 05. Polk Salad Annie
SIDE 3 01. Introductions, 02. Hail Hail Rock 'N' Roll, 03. And I Love You So, 04. Hurt, 05. Hurt (Full Reprise), 06. Announcement By Elvis, 07. Burning Love,
SIDE 4 01. America The Beautiful, 02. Hound Dog, 03. Funny How Time Slips Away, 04. Can't Help Falling In Love, 05. Closing Vamp
Tracklist - CD - 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. See See Rider, 03. I Got A Woman/Amen, 04. Love Me , 05. Let Me Be There, 06. Love Me Tender, 07. Steamroller Blues, 08. All Shook Up, 09. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 10. You Gave Me A Mountain, 11. Polk Salad Annie, 12. Introductions, 13. Hail Hail Rock 'N' Roll, 14. And I Love You So, 15. Hurt, 16. Hurt (Full Reprise), 17. Announcement By Elvis, 18. Burning Love, 19. America The Beautiful, 20. Hound Dog, 21. Funny How Time Slips Away, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp

Elvis SUN 45rpm VINYL replicas: News that Elvis' five SUN 45rpm VINYL singles as quality replicas are being released for Christmas.
Publicity notes that,,, Strictly low number of 250 sets have been produced of Elvis’ Sun 45rpm 7” (inch) replica singles.
With the same of last year’s release of the 10” (78rpm) version (see EIN review here) each of the 5 Sun 45rpm replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and is by far the most original Sun replicas made to date.
Not only are all the labels perfect (as the original in size, color and accuracy), the sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound (including That’s All Right) pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
The singles come in the same type brown paper sleeves as sold with the original releases.
This is a strictly low limited number of only 250 sets being released and is available from next week.

Check with your Elvis dealer or via EBay
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 26 November
'What Now My Love' FTD in-depth Review: The most recent live soundboard FTD 5” double-digipack release, this set features Elvis in great form from his legendary Vegas shows in August 1972 at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas.
'What Now My Love' consists of the Midnight Shows on August 11 and 12 1972 . Between Madison Square Garden and Aloha From Hawaii, the Elvis Presley Show was at its peak!
Elvis is in top form with both new and old songs in his repertoire, and especially with the addition of 3 great new songs, “What Now My Love,” “Fever” and “My Way.” In an effort to find the right style for each arrangement, Elvis totally commits himself to each performance.
Both concerts have previously been out on bootleg so do Elvis collectors really need to purchase them all over again - (YES!)
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley check out the details of this new FTD double-pack .....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Bumps Are Gone But He's Still King!' New Import CD: Wow this is one weird title as Elvis certainly was "bumpy" in 1976.
Nevertheless 'Bumps Are Gone But He's Still King!' is the new CD from the E. P. Collector label.
The Hartford, July 28th, 1976 show is previously unreleased in complete AUDIENCE recorded form. Audionics label released parts of this show taken from soundboard source (CD "Across The Country," 2005). Unfortunately, complete soundboard recording of this concert do not exist. The E. P. Collector label had complete audience tape of very good sound quality in vaults for many, many years and finally decided to release it. July 28th, 1976 is longest and perhaps the best show from this particular tour. Among the concert highlights there are fantastic performances of ,,Jailhouse Rock“, „America“, „Polk Salad Annie“ and „Hurt“. There is one special moment too, when Elvis sing „Happy Birthday“, to Kitty Kahane, daughter of Elvis friend, comedian Jackie Kahane.
This show was restored with a great care with a focus on not changing the integrity of the original monaural recording. You may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with concert review and collection of images taken during Hartford concert on July 28, 1976.
Tracklist: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock (with reprise) - 11. Fever - 12. America (The Beautiful) (with reprise) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. Chicken Pickin' / What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 23. Love Letters - 24. School Day - 25. Happy Birthday (to Kitty Kahane) - 26. Hurt (with reprise) - 27. Hound Dog - 28. Funny How Time Slips Away - 29. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 30. Can't Help Falling In Love - 31. Closing Vamp. - Running time 73:10

Saturday 17 November
'Stax Power' New Import CD: A new release from CMT 'Stax Power' that stays close to their "Spliced Take" concept, although this is an album which stands on its own.
The Publicity notes... While editing this album they have made all songs "blending in" so you will get the feeling as if you are in the actual session.
All tracks from the "Stax Sessions" have been included in this 2 cd set. One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of "Sweet Angeline" which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland,
Other must haves are longer intro's for "Just A Little Bit" and "I Got A Feeling in My Body" and a new ending for "It's Midnight"
Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in.
If you liked the previous CMT releases you will LOVE this one, and we guarantee it will not leave your player before (and after) 2019!!
Tracks include, I've Got A Feeling in My Body - Spliced take  1,4, It's Midnight - Spliced take  7,11,9,  You Asked Me To - Spliced take  1,2A,3B,2A,3B, If You Talk In Your Sleep - Spliced take 5,6, Loving Arms - - Spliced take 2/Rehearsal...
CD1: "July"
You Don't Come Back - spliced take 1,2,5
It's Different Now - Rehearsal
Three Corn Patches - Spliced take 5,6,10
Take Good Care of Her  - FS/take 3a
Find Out What's Happening -  - Spliced take 1,2,4,5
I've Got A Thing About You Baby  - Spliced take 6,7,11,14,11
Just A Little Bit  - Spliced take 1,2
Raised On Rock - take 10  (rough mix)
For Ole Time Sake -  - Spliced take 6,4
Girl of Mine  - Spliced take 1,6
Sweet Angeline - Alternate Master
I Miss You - Spliced take 12,10
Are You Sincere - Spliced take 2,1
"September"
Good Bad But Beautiful - Instrumental Track
Color My Rainbow - Instrumental Track
The Wonders You Perform  - Instrumental Track
CD2: "December"
I've Got A Feeling in My Body - Spliced take  1,4
It's Midnight - Spliced take  7,11,9,9
You Asked Me To - - Spliced take  1,2A,3B,2A,3B
If You Talk In Your Sleep - Spliced take 5,6
Mr. Songman - Spliced take 3,5,2
Thinking About You - Spliced take 4/rehearsal
Love Song of the Year - Spliced take 6,7
Help Me - FS/take 1 *
My Boy - Spliced take 1,2
Loving Arms - - Spliced take 2/Rehearsal
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Spliced take 4,6
Talk About the Good Times - Spliced take 1,2,3
Promised Land - Spliced take 3,4,5
Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - Spliced take 8,10
There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 5,3,8  *
If That Isn't Love - Spliced take 6,7
Spanish Eyes - Spliced take 3,2
She Wears My Ring - Spliced funny portions/take 8
'Wonderful Winter Wonderland' New Import: This Christmas spliced take CMT special is another winner in the great series and needs no further introduction.
One thing we do want to mention is the newly created "harmony" version of "The Wonderful World of Christmas", although there are no outtakes available the CMT team managed to make a very different sounding track, where even the vocal ending is far different then the master take!
 Also just listen to the newly overdubbed version of  "Merry Christmas Baby" which has been re-created from THREE different overdub versions.
All the other tracks are spliced very well, with longer intro's and great edits!
Tracks include; O Come, All Ye Faithful - spliced take 2 (alternate edit), The First Noel - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed, On A Snowy Christmas Night  - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed, Winter Wonderland - Alternate Master, The Wonderful World of Christmas - Spliced "Harmony" master, It Won't Seem Like Christmas - Spliced take..
Tracklist: O Come, All Ye Faithful - spliced take 2 (alternate edit), The First Noel - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed *, On A Snowy Christmas Night  - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed, Winter Wonderland - Alternate Master *, The Wonderful World of Christmas - Spliced "Harmony" master, It Won't Seem Like Christmas - Spliced take 4,5,6,5, I'll Be Home on Christmas Day - Spliced take 2,3,, If I Get Home On Christmas Day - Fs/Spliced take 1,3,1,3, Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - Spliced take 6,8,3, Merry Christmas Baby - Spliced overdubbed master, Silver Bells - Spliced Rehearsal/take 1, I'll Be Home on Christmas Day (remake) - Spliced take 1,1,2,

Wednesday 7 November
Four New FTD Releases: FTD have announced four new releases for (hopefully) early December.
- 'ELVIS: “HOLIDAY SEASON IN VEGAS (Hilton 1975)'. Live double-soundboard release from Elvis' 14th Las Vegas season from the Hilton Holiday Season shows in December 1975.
The two concerts Midnight Show, December 13 and December 6 1975 (which show is not noted)
The shows are ‘soundboard quality’ but FTD note the AUDIO has sonic imperfections as from the original source tape.
Disc 1 MIDNIGHT SHOW – DECEMBER 13
1 C.C. Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 And I Love You So, 6 All Shook Up, 7 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 8 You Gave Me A Mountain, 9 Help Me Make It Through The Night, 10 Polk Salad Annie, 11 Introductions, 12 Just Pretend,, 13 How Great Thou Art, 14 Burning Love, 15 Hound Dog, 16 Softly, As I Leave You, 17 America, 18 It’s Now Or Never, 19 O Solo Mio, 20 Little Darlin’, 21 Little Sister, 22 Can’t Help Falling In Love..
The December 13th 1975 Dinner Show was previously out on FTD as 'Dinner At Eight'
The less energy December 14th 1975 show was released on 'Fashion For A King'  
The Dec 13th 1975 Midnight Show has been out on bootleg and is a truly excellent show - see review here
For full tracklisting and details go to 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'
- 'FOR LP FANS ONLY' Classic Album. Finally Elvis' 'FOR LP FANS ONLY'  gets a FTD 'Classic Album' release. This legendary album released in 1959 while Elvis was serving his time for the US Army in Germany, now features bonus tracks including RADIO and TV performances from the ‘50s and the quality highlights from the recently discovered Bad Nauheim German home recordings.
Great performances from the Milton Berle Show, Stage Show and the Steve Allen Show are complemented by intimate recordings of Are You Lonesome Tonight, His Hand In Mine and He Knows What I Need.
Released in 7” gatefold format it also contains a 16-page booklet. FOR LP FANS ONLY was nominated for best album art of 1959.
DISC 1 features the The Original Album plus Bonus Tracks That’s All Right (Takes 1-3), Harbor Lights (Take 7), I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Slow Version Takes 4 & 5/M), When It Rains, It Really Pours, along with 'For Radio Fans Only Live Performances 1954-1955' from The Louisiana Hayride, Eagles Hall and Radio Acetates of Fool, Fool, Fool and Shake, Rattle And Roll.
DISC 2 features "FOR TV FANS ONLY Live Performances"
The Dorsey Brothers Shows, The Milton Berle Shows plus The Steve Allen Show along with newly found German Home Recordings Bad Nauheim, He Knows Just What I Need, Cool Water (Fragments), Like A Baby (1 Verse), Return To Me (Fragments), Her Hand In Mine, His Hand In Mine, Her Hand In Mine, If I Didn’t Care, Are You Sincere, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and Stand By Me (Fragments).
Click here to for all sixty tracks and details 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'

- 'ELVIS – “CAFÉ EUROPA – G.I. BLUES VOL. 2' VINYL limited edition.
The album contains more great outtakes from the G.I Blues soundtrack sessions.
Double album of G.I. Blues session outakes
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios - 180 gram format.

DISC 1 Side 1 - 1 G.I.Blues (take 6), 2 Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 8 ), 3 What’s She Really Like (takes 14-16), 4 Frankfort Special (remake, takes 9-10/M), 5 Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, take 17), 6 Tonight’s All Right For Love (take 6), 7 Wooden Heart (‘Gramafunken version’- instr.)
Side 2, 1 Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 10-12), 2 Shoppin’ Around (takes 1,2), 3 Whistling Blues (instrumental), 4 Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, takes 26-28), 5 Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 7-8), 6 Big Boots (fast version, takes 6,5)

For DISC 2 tracklisting and and details go to 'Elvis FTD / Sony News 2018'

- 'THE WILD ONE ’56' Book / CD Combo.
Following on from the excellent 'REBEL WITH A CAUSE' FTD book release earlier this year is 'THE WILD ONE ’56' by David English and Pål Granlund. It consists of 228 pages and features great photographs, including 60 recently discovered shots taken from the original negatives.
A bonus CD is included that features the 2nd ED Sullivan Show and The evening Tupelo Fair performance.
All of these should be available on Pre-Order from your local Elvis dealer

Hopefully they will all be out early December just in time for Elvis Christmas presents.

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet.com)


‘Where No One Stands Alone’ In-Depth Review: It is forty years since Elvis Presley entered a recording studio and he seems very reluctant to record anything new. So in terms of releasing a "new" album of Elvis material the topic has always been a tricky one. After commercial failure of the last Elvis / RPO album that concept has been dropped in favour of an Andy Childs led “Re-Vamp” of some Elvis Gospel.
Recorded over fifty years ago there is no doubt that some of Elvis’ Gospel songs might benefit from some sensitive modern production. And, after all, there is an interesting selection of tracks to work with. Not only that, but Lisa Marie was also involved in the recording.
So can a new ‘Re-Vamp’ of Elvis Gospel really work and can we recommend it to Elvis collectors?
Click here as EIN's Piers Beagley and Bryan Gruszka are back again to cause "Double-trouble" and supply a very detailed review, discovering what's good and bad...
And HAVE YOUR SAY - what do you think of the new album? Are we wrong in our opinions?
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 13 September 2018
Elvis Home-Recording New Bootlegs: From the moment that the new Elvis Home-Recording tapes were discovered and offered for free, EIN could hear the bootleggers' computers whirring into life creating "New" bootlegs CD covers.
It was all so inevitable and a little sad - signs of desperation if anything.
At least THREE bootlegs were announced in the following 24 hours and all sadly opportunistic and basically rip-offs.
What did the wily Col Parker say back in the fifties, "How much does it cost if it is FREE!"
Fans can download these fabulous three hours of Elvis jamming at home in Germany for FREE. (click here to the highly recommended Phoenix Elvis Forum)
Please see the tracklists at my good friend Keith Flynn website here.
Any bootlegger rushing out these newly found recordings have obviously done no quality audio remastering work.
Hopefully FTD / Ernst Jørgensen will find a right place to officially release them - possibly CD2 of the future Classic Album 'For LP Fans Only'

Or perhaps MRS may release them in the future once their audio engineer 'Studio D' has worked his wonders.
For a fan's point of view, the more Bootleg versions that are announced then the less that each of them will make from them. Prices have been noted at US$45 / EuroE40 + postage for the 3cds.
Rather strangely "3DM audio" label (above) announced that their release is a "non-profit base" requested by the donor of the recording Juan Luis Gonzalez Brugal.
This however was a typical bootleg marketing ruse!
Juan Luis has confirmed, "I am not endorsing anyone or any thing. If I sign something, it would be a waiver to Sony/FTD. I am not making money off of this or endorsing anything outside FTD/Sony. I hope that is very clear. Someone here with connections please let all the Elvis news sites know."
The tracklist of the newly discovered "missing tape" is below
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Newly discovered tape Tracklist: 'He Knows Just What I Need' (multiple versions), Reading The News - Lamar Fike, 'Cool Water', 'Like A Baby', 'His Hand In Mine', 'Young Love' - Red West, 'His Hand In Mine', 'Return To Me' , 'Are You Sincere', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?', 'Stand By Me', 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee', 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord', 'Oh, Lonesome Me'.

Tuesday 11 September 2018
New Elvis Home Recordings Discovered: EIN is stunned that another tape has been discovered from Elvis' Home Recordings in Bad Nauheim, Germany late 1958.
HUGE THANKS to Juan Luis Gonzalez Brugal who has obtained the tape which features Elvis singing at home with Red West, Rex Mansfield, Charlie Hodge and Lamar Fike.
Previous songs from the same session have been released such as Earth Angel, I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, There's No Tomorrow, and The Fool.
However this second tape features some fabulous incredible performances of 'He Knows Just What I Need', 'Like A Baby', 'His Hand In Mine', a very different arrangement of  'Stand By Me' even an amazing home-recording of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' all being performed at home before Elvis recorded them professionally.
In the soliloquy Elvis sings different lyrics, "The stage is bare, I'm standing there, in the part of a broken heart, And if you won't come back to be they will bring the curtain down"
The audio quality is (mostly) excellent and this is certainly a far more important find than the recent Gladys Presley singing 'Home Sweet Home'. These unreleased songs would have been GOLD had they been used in 'The Searcher'.
For full tracklist see my good friend Keith Flynn Sessions website here
EIN gives its greatest thanks to Juan Luis Gonzalez Brugal for the discovery. And congratulations from all Elvis fans. Now it is up to Ernst Jørgensen to find a good place for a release. 'For LP Fans Only' Classic Album extra disc perhaps.
Go to the excellent and friendly Elvis PHOENIX FORUM for all the discussion & download them for free
(News, Source:Phoenix/ElvisInfoNet)

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