Elvis new Official CD Releases in 2014

All the SONY & FTD Release News

- EIN presents all the SONY & FTD Elvis CD news for 2014 -




FTD - What now, What next, Where to – What’s left?: During Elvis’ lifetime, RCA released a total of between 60 – 70 albums, consisting of dedicated recordings, movie soundtracks and live performances.
The FTD label has been doing an excellent job at looking at the recording anthology of Elvis Presley and releasing every significant LP or recording session on a 1CD or 2CD ‘Classic Album’ version.
However as noted with the recent "ELVIS" second LP release there are less and less outtakes and studio sessions left in the vaults.
FTD’s first release was ‘Burbank ’68’ fifteen years ago, so with all the past releases and packaging what is left for the collector?

Go here as EIN contributor Ian Garfield examines what has been released and what is left for the FTD collectors label..

(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInfoNet)



Sunday 16 November 2014

FTD November Releases OUT NOW: The two new FTD releases are OUT NOW, the1975 soundboard, and Something For Everybody VINYL set.
'Elvis In Florida – April 1975' - The most exciting release, a new soundboard single disc 7" set featuring highlights from Elvis’ concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27 & 28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia.
During his April 1975 tour Elvis was in good form, in a great mood and cracking jokes. We have already had plenty of soundboards from the May 1975 but no complete soundboards from April. FTD's Southern Nights captured the fabulous feeling from this 1975 spring era. (See Southern Nights FTD review here)
The tracklist includes plenty of favourites such as, Help Me, My Boy, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, I’ll Remember You, Big Boss Man, It’s Midnight, Funny How Time Slips Away and That’s All Right.

'The Something For Everybody Sessions' Double VINYL. A special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set featuring the best outtakes from Elvis' great March & June 1961 sessions. Also includes plenty of outtakes of the classics 'Little Sister' and '(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame'.
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing

 

 

 

FTD Tracklists Announced: The tracklists for the two November/December FTD 'Classic Album' releases have been announced.
Nothing surprisingly new just a few BINAURAL outtakes on the Christmas Album and those expected missing 'Britches' and 'A Cane And A High Starched Collar' outtakes on Flaming Star that you have always desperately longed for!
- 'Flaming Star' Classic Soundtrack Album
1 Flaming Star
2 A Cane And A High Starched Collar
3 Britches
4 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
5 Flaming Star (end title version)
Alternate movie name title tracks
6 Black Star
7 Black Star (end title version)

The Outtakes
8 Flaming Star – take 1
9 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – takes 1, 2
10 Black Star – take 5
11 Black Star (end title version) – takes 1, 2, 4, 5
12 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – takes 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
13 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – takes 10, 12, 14
14 A Cane And A High Starched Collar – takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
15 A Cane And A High Starched Collar – take 6 and insert takes 1, 5, 6
16 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (movie version) – take 2 with guide track
17 Flaming Star – take 2
18 Flaming Star – takes 3, 4
19 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – takes 15, 16
20 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – take 17
21 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – take 19
22 Flaming Star – take 5
23 Flaming Star (end title version) – takes 1, 3, 4
24 Britches – takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
25 Britches – take 7 with insert take 1
26 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – take 26
27 A Cane And A High Starched Collar (overdubbed movie version)
28 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
(overdubbed movie version/vocal overdub take 1M)

- 'Elvis' Christmas Album' - FTD Classic Album
1 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
2 White Christmas
3 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
4 I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5 Blue Christmas
6 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
7 OH Little Town Of Bethlehem
8 Silent Night
9 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
10 I Believe
11 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
12 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
BONUS SONGS
13 My Wish Came True
14 Treat Me Nice
15 Don’t
THE BINAURAL SESSION TAPES

16 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – take 1
17 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – takes 2,3
18 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – take 4
19 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – takes 5,6,7
20 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – takes 8, 9/M
21 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) – takes 1,2,3
22 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) – takes 4,5
23 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) – takes 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
24 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) – take 13/M

Monday 20 October 2014

New FTD November Releases: Four new FTD releases coming out in November, a 1975 soundboard, Something For Everybody VINYL set, Elvis' Christmas Album (Classic Album) and Flaming Star soundtrack album.
1. 'Elvis In Florida – April 1975' - The most exciting release, a new soundboard single disc 7" set featuring highlights from Elvis’ concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27 & 28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia.
During his April 1975 tour Elvis was in good form, in a great mood and cracking jokes. We have already had plenty of soundboards from the May 1975 but no complete soundboards from April. FTD's Southern Nights captured the fabulous feeling from this 1975 spring era. (See Southern Nights FTD review here)
The tracklist includes plenty of favourites such as, Help Me, My Boy, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, I’ll Remember You, Big Boss Man, It’s Midnight, Funny How Time Slips Away and That’s All Right.

TRACKLIST - 'Elvis In Florida – April 1975'
1) Love Me
2) If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
3) Love Me Tender
4) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
5) Help Me
6) Burning Love
7) Introductions
8 ) School Day
9) My Boy
10) T-R-O-U-B-L-E
11) I’ll Remember You
12) Let Me Be There
13) Why Me Lord
14) Hound Dog
15) An American Trilogy
16) Can’t Help Falling In Love
17) Closing Vamp
Tracks: 1-17 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 27, 1975, 8:30 PM show.
BONUS TRACKS
18) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
19) Big Boss Man
20) It’s Midnight
21) Funny How Time Slips Away
22) That’s All Right
23) Heartbreak Hotel
Tracks 18-23 live at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida. April 25, 1975, 8:30 PM show.
24) Hawaiian Wedding Song
25) Help Me Make It Through The Night
Tracks 24-25 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 28, 1975, 8:30 PM show.
The opening tracks of 'See See Rider' and 'I Got A Woman / Amen' were not recorded at any of the Florida shows.

2. 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' Double VINYL. A special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set featuring the best outtakes from Elvis' great March & June 1961 sessions. Also includes plenty of outtakes of the classics 'Little Sister' and '(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame'.
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing

Tracklist below

 

 

SIDE 1
1. There’s Always Me – take 2
2. Give Me The Right – takes 3, 2
3. It’s A Sin – takes 1, 2
4. Sentimental Me – take 1
5. Starting Today – take 1
6. Anything That’s Part Of You – take 2
7. Gently – takes 1, 2
SIDE 2
1. I’m Coming Home – take 2
2. In Your Arms – take 1
3. Judy – take 4
4. I Want You With Me – take 1
5. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (low key)
6. Little Sister – takes 7, 8, 9
7. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame – takes 3, 4
8. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – take 11

SIDE 3
1. I Feel So Bad – take 1
2. I’m Coming Home – takes 1, 3
3. Gently – take 3
4. There’s Always Me – take 4
5. Judy – takes 2, 3
6. Good Luck Charm – take 1
7. Put The Blame On Me (master)
SIDE 4
1. Little Sister – take 6
2. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame – takes 10, 11, 12
3. Anything That’s Part Of You – takes 4, 5
4. There’s Always Me – takes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
5. Judy – takes 5, 6, 7
6. I’m Coming Home – takes 5, 4

3. 'Flaming Star' FTD Soundtrack Album.
No tracklist or details have been supplied as yet.
Presumably it will include the complete outtakes from the October 1960 session. It should include the officially unreleased (overdub) outtakes of 'Britches', 'A Cane And A High Starched Collar' and other delights.

Release date late November.

Full details soon

 

4. 'Elvis' Christmas Album' - FTD Classic Album
No tracklist or details have been supplied as yet.
There is little unreleased from Elvis' classic 1957 Christmas album September session. There is a known short part of studio dialogue before 'White Christmas' but the main session outtakes have been lost. Perhaps some more extra studio banter has been found on the master count-ins.
There are however plenty of binaural outtakes from the January 1957 'Peace In The Valley', 'It Is No Secret' session etc.


Release date late November - just in time for Christmas.

Full details soon

(News, Source;KJ/FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


'Showroom Internationale' New RSD Vinyl: A new vinyl album 'Showroom Internationale' a special numbered 2LP set is to be released for US Record Store Day.
The album will be released as RSD exclusives before becoming more generally available. Now in its seventh year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April plus an annual Black Friday (November 28, 2014) event occurring the day after Thanksgiving.
The publicity notes "Elvis Presley - Showroom Internationale 2LP - 180G 12" vinyl. The film "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances."
The show is of course not previously unreleased as it is the same performance as released on the recent TTWII Legacy release as well as the Deluxe TTWII set.
While we may already have the concert, the album cover is damn fine!

(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 18 August 2014 -

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

Go HERE for EIN's detailed YMWTBB review

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

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

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 11 August 2014 - - - ELVIS WEEK 2014 - - -

'Memphis to Nashville '61' FTD Promo: The new FTD book written by David English and Pal Granlund. Both authors will be at Elvis Week to promote their new book which has been getting very positive reviews.
Please check out these great photos and the two YouTube promo videos

- Go HERE to the first Promo video showing you an overview of the book and rare photos.
- Click HERE to the second promo featuring Elvis' Press Conference, Feb 25, 1961 at Claridge Hotel, Memphis with the six minute audio of Elvis' Press Conference plus great pictures.
-  For more info and book news see the 'Memphis to Nashville '61' facebook page here.

Pål Granlund and David English along with The Memphis Boys’ members Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman and Reggie Young plus Jerry Schilling will be at the August 14 Elvis Week Official Insiders Event 9am - 12:00pm Elvis Week Main Stage.
Go HERE to EPE Schedule for tickets and info

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Wednesday 6 August 2014

FTD Releases August 2014: Three new releases announced for August 2014 release, a Classic Album, UK book, plus new LIVE vinyl album.
- ‘Elvis For Everyone’ – Classic Album.
This 2-Disc 7" Set Celebrates 1965’s Classic Album "Elvis For Everyone" and features a selection of previously officially unreleased session outtakes.
The original press release posted by RCA in August 1965 says, "This is the first Elvis Presley album since 1962 [POT LUCK] that is not a movie soundtrack album." In this new album, Presley demonstrates great versatility by singing a wide range of songs, familiar and unfamiliar, slow ballads and hard-driving rock’’n’rollers. Only one of these songs has ever been issued before ("Summer Kisses, Winter Tears"). The lead off-song, "Your Cheatin’ Heart." Is the title song of the new movie based on the life of Hank Williams., currently playing throughout the country … ..Varied repertoire and Elvis in top form make this really Elvis For Everyone."
Although it was compiled from previously unreleased recordings, it appeared like a breath of fresh air to Elvis fans that had become
somewhat tired of the formulaic soundtracks. The LP hit to the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes!
It also features the rare overdubbed version of "Wild in The Country" that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for "Summer Kisses." This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK’s unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses.
Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes from the ‘60s!!!!!!
"Elvis For Everyone" (2cd)
DISC 1- The Original Album
Side One
01 Your Cheatin’ Heart 02 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 03 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 04 In My Way 05 Tomorrow Night 06 Memphis, Tennessee
Side Two
07 For The Millionth And The Last Time 08 Forget Me Never 09 Sound Advice 10 Santa Lucia 11 I Met Her Today 12 When It Rains, It Really Pours
The Optional Masters
13 Flaming Star 14 Wild In The Country (U.K. stereo LP version) 15 Lonely Man 16 Mama 17 Plantation Rock 18 Night Life 19 Do The Vega 20 Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas 21 What Now, What Next, Where To 22 Western Union 23 Blue River 24 Tell Me Why
DISC 2 The Outtakes
01 For The Millionth And The Last Time – take 2 02 Lonely Man – take 9 03 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – take 10 04 No More – take 9 05 Slicin’ Sand – take 10 06 I’m Not The Marrying Kind – splice of takes 5&6 07 For The Millionth And The Last Time – take 6 08 I Met Her Today – take 7 09 King Of The Whole Wide World – take 6 10 Home Is Where The Heart Is – take 12 11 Riding The Rainbow – take 6 12 This Is Living – take 8 13 Something Blue – takes 5&6 14 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow – take 6 15 I Feel That I’ve KnownYou Forever – take 2 16 Fountain Of Love – take 6 17 Happy Ending – take 9 18 I’m Falling In Love Tonight – take 5 19 How Would You Like To Be – take 1 20 Bossa Nova Baby – takes 4&5 (2:34) 21 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here – remake take 15 22 Vino, Dinero Y Amor – take 1 23 The Bullfighter Was A Lady – remake take 10
- "Best Of British – The RCA Years 1957-1958
This is Elvis, with the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958.  As a companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful ‘Elvis: The Best Of British - The HMV Years’, this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued.
Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of ‘The RCA Years’ moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs. 
Within these 500 pages and amongst many formerly unknown fascinating facts, you will discover: 
The English pub that inspired an Elvis song! 
Exactly where and when Elvis learned to play piano! 
The real life characters contained within the lyrics of Jailhouse Rock! 
The CD included with this book features many first-time officially released Elvis tracks. Here, amongst his classic songs, are the songwriters’ demo recordings as Elvis first heard them, plus the message he recorded on his home answer machine! 
‘The RCA Years (1957 - 1958)’ chronicles the meteoric rise in Great Britain of the ‘Sun King’ to the man who would ultimately be crowned ‘Artist Of The 20th Century’. 
Elvis innovated, others imitated!
The CD - First RCA Single (Rca-1013): July 1957
1. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - 1:51 2. Loving You - 2:16
Soundtrack Selection Of Magical Movie Moments
3. LOVING YOU - Movie Trailer - 1:12 4. Road Medley (Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / Hot Dog) - 2:04 5. Mean Woman Blues (Unedited stereo master) - 2:22 6. Party (Alternate movie lyrics) - 1:16 7. Lonesome Cowboy (Composite) - 3:06 8. JAILHOUSE ROCK - Movie Trailer - 2:05 9. Jailhouse Rock (Movie production version) - 2:59 0. Treat Me Nice (Laurel 101 - Take One) - 2:07 11. Don't Leave Me Now - (Everett demo #2 - Take One) - 1:29 12. Young And Beautiful - (Movie end version) - 2:21 13. KING CREOLE - Movie Trailer - 2:34 14. Turtles, Berries And Gumbo / Crawfish (Unedited movie opening medley) - 4:11 15. Steadfast Loyal And True - (Movie dialogue version) - 0:46 16. Lover Doll (EP version) - 2:15 17. New Orleans (Live nightclub version) - 2:01
THE RCA SINGLES *
18. Doncha' Think It's Time, 19. Don't, 20. I Beg Of You, 21. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Sun Recordings: First Issued On RCA In 1958
22. I Love You Because (RCA LP version) - 2:45 23. You're A Heartbreaker - 2:12 24. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') - 2:26
BONUS TRACKS: Songwriter Demo Recordings
25. Teddy Bear (Vocal: Otis Blackwell**) - 2:01 26. Don't Ask Me Why (Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove***) 2:08 27. Trouble (Singer unknown****) - 2:08 28. Hard Headed Woman (Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove**) - 2:06 29. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Vocal: Gus Coletti*****) - 2:12
Christmas Songs: Issued On All Three Formats (45rpm, EP & LP)
30. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - 1:54 31. Santa Claus Is Back In Town - 2:25 32. Elvis in Germany (October 1st 1958) and Interview edit - 1:32 33. Elvis' Answer Machine - :16

- "Hot August Night" Special LIVE Double-Vinyl 
Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set.
Vinyl cutting by Abbey Road Studios
DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Side A
01 Blue Suede Shoes 02 I Got A Woman 03 All Shook Up 04 Monologue 05 Love Me Tender 06 Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 07 Heartbreak Hotel
Side B
01 Hound Dog 02 I Can’t Stop Loving You 03 My Babe 04 Mystery Train/Tiger Man 05 Baby, What You Want Me To Do
Side C
01 Runaway 02 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 03 Words 04 Yesterday/Hey Jude 05 Introductions 4:35
Side D
01 In The Ghetto 02 Suspicious Minds 03 What’d I Say 04 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recorded live on stage at The International Hotel, Midnight Show, August 25, 1969
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


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


Monday 21 July 2014

'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' Deluxe - Amazon UK offer: Coming August 5th is the special release of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)" presented together for the first time ever in a Deluxe Box Set (8CD/2DVD). Amazon UK now has a great deal at only £70. For Australians that only $AU125 including postage. Free Uk postage and check postage rates for other countries
CD1 ‘That's The Way It Is’ - Original Album
CD2 August 10 Opening Show - (FTD One Night in Vs)
CD3 August 11 DS - Unreleased
CD4 August 11 MS - (BMG Live In Las Vegas box-set)
CD5 August 12 DS - Unreleased
CD6 August 12 MS - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
CD7 August 13 DS - (FTD The Wonder Of You)
CD8 Rehearsals - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together - for the first time ever - the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony and Warner Brothers, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of
Elvis: That’s The Way It Is with unique and previously unreleased material.
The highly-collectible That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), bonuses include unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set.
Go HERE to Amazon UK Special at £70/ $125>>.That's The Way It Is Deluxe <with cheap price guarantee
See Below for tracklisting and details
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 4 July 2014

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

CD 2: August 12, Dinner Show - Previously Unreleased*.
1. That’s All Right*, 2. I Got A Woman*, 3. Hound Dog*, 4. Heartbreak Hotel*, 5. Love Me Tender*, 6. I’ve Lost You*, 7. I Just Can’t Help Believin’*, 8. Patch It Up, 9. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights, 10. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling*, 11. Polk Salad Annie*, 12. Introductions*, 13. Blue Suede Shoes*, 14. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 15. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 16. Suspicious Minds*, 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love*

Thursday 5 June 2014
'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' Deluxe Edition: After weeks of speculation Sony/RCA/Legacy officially announce the release of monumental definitive edition of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)" presented together for the first time ever in a Deluxe Box Set (8CD/2DVD). Available on August 5, 2014.
The CD selection is exactly as EIN predicted with two concerts being officially released for the very first time. 
CD1 ‘That's The Way It Is’ - Original Album
CD2 August 10 Opening Show - (FTD One Night in Vs)
CD3 August 11 DS - Unreleased
CD4 August 11 MS - (BMG Live In Las Vegas box-set)
CD5 August 12 DS - Unreleased
CD6 August 12 MS - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
CD7 August 13 DS - (FTD The Wonder Of You)
CD8 Rehearsals - (BMG 30th Anniv box-set)
That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together - for the first time ever - the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony and Warner Brothers, the deluxe set combines the video and audio assets of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is with unique and previously unreleased material.
The highly-collectible That’s The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), bonuses include unreleased material, remixed and remastered audio and a new 80-page book detailing the entire event with facts, songwriter and musician interviews, and photos in a deluxe 8CD/2DVD box set.
Originally released on RCA Records in November 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 "Summer Festival" season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas to create one of Elvis' best albums.
Though never considered a soundtrack album, Elvis: That's The Way It Is was initially released to accompany the first theatrical run of "Elvis: That's The Way It Is," a 1970 documentary feature, directed by Denis Sanders, which combined on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes footage in Presley's first non-dramatic film since his 1956 Hollywood movie debut.
On June 4, 1970, Elvis arrived at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, where producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a hot new session band featuring Elvis' on-stage guitar legend James Burton. Five nights of recording generated material for no less than three future albums and four singles, including Elvis: That's The Way It Is and the essential Elvis Country.
On July 14, rehearsals for the movie and live shows commenced at the MGM lot in Culver City, California. The Hollywood cameras rolled for five different rehearsals prior to the opening night on August 10, including augmentation run-throughs with the singers and the orchestra at the hotel. Unquestionably, Elvis was keen to broaden his repertoire for the
film, as more than 60 songs were attempted during the period, far more than the usual average of 20 to 25 that would normally be chosen. Over the four nights filmed by MGM, Elvis and his band worked tirelessly, trying out a broad variety of musical styles, emphasizing his desire to share the wide range of music he loved with his audience. Director Denis Sanders captured the end result magnificently, providing fans throughout the world with their first glimpse of the new contemporary Elvis performing at the peak of his vocal prowess both in rehearsal and on the stage.
'That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)' centers on the SIX complete shows recorded and partially filmed by MGM. Two of the shows are released for the first time in their entirety. The original RCA album is expanded with the four single sides from the period, and a selection of “fly-on-the-wall” outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the album. Completing the audio section, a separate disc of insightful rehearsal highlights, featuring unusual song selections showcases both the hard work and the playful atmosphere that governed Elvis’ relationship with his musicians.
That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) puts the original RCA album and the 1970 MGM documentary feature together in a single package for the first time. It includes the previously released original theatrical DVD version (1970) and the re-edited and extended DVD version from 2000.
(EIN note: What a shame not one scrap of new footage has been included. This would have been the perfect place and presumably indicates that there will never be an official release of any more MGM filmed material).
Go HERE to Amazon Pre-Order>> That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) with cheap price guarantee
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

CD 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM

1. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
3. How The Web Was Woven
4. Patch It Up
5. Mary In The Morning
6. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
8. I’ve Lost You
9. Just Pretend
10. Stranger In The Crowd
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
THE ORIGINAL SINGLES
13. I’ve Lost You (single version)
14. The Next Step Is Love (single version)
15. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (single version)
16. Patch It Up (single version)
THE OUTTAKES
17. How The Web Was Woven (take 1)
18. I’ve Lost You (take 1)
19. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (take 2)
20. Patch It Up (take 1)
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (take 1)

CD 2 - August 10 – Opening Night
1. That's All Right
2. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. Love Me Tender
5. The Next Step Is Love
6. Words
7. I Just Can't Help Believin’
8. Something
9. Sweet Caroline
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. Introductions
14. I've Lost You
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Patch It Up
17. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 3 August 11 – Dinner Show
1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman *
3. Hound Dog
4. Heartbreak Hotel
5. Love Me Tender *
6. I've Lost You
7. I Just Can't Help Believin’
8. Something
9. I Can't Stop Loving You *
10. Sweet Caroline *
11. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. Polk Salad Annie *
13. Introductions *
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Suspicious Minds *
16. Can't Help Falling In Love *

CD 4 - August 11 – Midnight Show
1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. There Goes My Everything
6. Just Pretend
7. I Just Can't Help Believin’
8. Something
9. Men With Broken Hearts
10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
11. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. One Night
14. Don’t Be Cruel
15. Love Me
16. Instrumental Vamp
17. Heartbreak Hotel
18. Introductions
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. Suspicious Minds
21. Can't Help Falling In Love

* Previously unreleased

CD 5 - August 12 – Dinner Show
1. That's All Right *
2. I Got A Woman *
3. Hound Dog *
4. Heartbreak Hotel *
5. Love Me Tender *
6. I've Lost You *
7. I Just Can't Help Believin’ *
8. Patch It Up
9. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' *
11. Polk Salad Annie *
12. Introductions *
13. Blue Suede Shoes *
14. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Suspicious Minds *
17. Can't Help Falling In Love *

CD 6 - August 12 – Midnight Show
1. That's All Right
2. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. Just Pretend
6. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
7. There Goes My Everything
8. Words
9. Sweet Caroline
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. Polk Salad Annie
12. Introductions
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. One Night
15. Blue Suede Shoes
16. All Shook Up
17. Medley: Little Sister/Get Back
18. I Was The One
19. Love Me
20. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water
22. Suspicious Minds
23. Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 7 - August 13 – Dinner Show
1. That's All Right
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hound Dog
4. Love Me Tender
5. Don't Cry Daddy
6. In The Ghetto
7. I Just Can't Help Believin’
8. Stranger In The Crowd
9. Make The World Go Away
10. Sweet Caroline
11. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. Introductions
14. The Wonder Of You
15. Heartbreak Hotel
16. Blue Suede Shoes
17. One Night
18. All Shook Up
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. Suspicious Minds
21. Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 8 - The Rehearsals
1. Alla En Al Rancho Grande
2. Ghost Riders In The Sky
3. Cotton Fields
4. Froggy Went A-Courtin’
5. Baby Let’s Play House
6. I Was The One
7. Money Honey
8. Don’t
9. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
10. Such A Night
11. It’s Now Or Never
12. What'd I Say
13. Yesterday
14. Medley: Little Sister/Get Back
15. Don’t It Make You Wanna Go Home
16. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
17. Stranger In My Own Home Town
18. Farther Along
19. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
20. Oh Happy Day



       

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

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

Release date August 5 confirmed

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 2 June 2014
Two New FTD Releases June: FTD is pleased to announce its new June 2014 releases.
- 'The Return To Vegas' - This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It’s the earliest known professional recording from Elvis’ 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has "opening night" written on the back, but that’s not the real date. Some experts believe it’s from August 3, but we have no information what so ever to suggest a certain date.
However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards. Why Joan Deary edited and mastered this for release is another mystery, since she of course had all the shows RCA recorded on 8-track tape with audio in substantially better quality. This release comes in a 7" digi-pack with a 12-pages booklet, featuring great photos from the collections of Steve Barile & Jim Patino, and a foreword by Ken Sharp.
Tracklist: 1. Blue Suede Shoes, 2. I Got A Woman, 3. All Shook Up, 4. Love Me Tender, 5. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel, 6. Heartbreak

Hotel, 7. Hound Dog, 8. Memories, 9. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 10. Monologue, 11. Baby, What You Want Me To Do, 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 13. Yesterday / Hey Jude, 14. Introductions, 15. In The Ghetto, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. What’d I Say, 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Previously released on the bootleg 'Return Of A Prodigy' (see EIN review here), the remastered audio on this FTD is supposed to be far superior.  
- 'Memphis To Nashville '61' FTD Book/CD: FTD Books and Flaming Star, in association with EPE, will release a new book – "Memphis To Nashville ’61" – in late June. This will give a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961. The book includes accounts of that day and the events leading up to it. It features accounts from Elvis’ musicians, friends and fans, magazine- and newspaper articles from the time, and many rare and newly-discovered photographs. The collection of over 100 unpublished photographs, most of them in black and white, have been collected from many different sources; some are from original negatives whilst others are from original prints. Also included in the book is a section on Elvis’ visit to Nashville on March 8, 1961, less than two weeks after the benefit shows of February 25, to receive an honorary colonelship from the Governor of Tennessee, Buford Ellington. Furthermore, the final part of the volume includes information and details relating to the recording sessions held on March 12 and 13, 1961 that provided most of the tracks for the classic LP, "Something For Everybody". As an added bonus, the book comes with a CD containing the mono version of
"Something For Everybody" plus recordings of Elvis’ press conference, held at the Hotel Claridge in Memphis on February 25, 1961, and of the presentation of honours at the Tennessee State Capitol just 11 days later.
The 'Memphis To Nashville '61' Book includes a bonus CD. Tracklisting: Something For Everybody (mono version) 1) There's Always Me 2) Give Me The Right 3) It's A Sin 4) Sentimental Me 5) Starting Today 6) Gently 7) I'm Comin' Home 8) In Your Arms 9) Put The Blame On Me 10) Judy 11) I Want You With Me 12) I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell BONUS 13) Press Conference (March 25, 1961) 14) Elvis Is Made An Honorary Colonel (March 8 1961)
Both "The Return To Vegas" and "Nashville To Memphis '61" will be shipped last week of June.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

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

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


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

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

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

Release date August 5, SONY are yet to confirm content

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


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

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

Monday 28 April 2014

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


DISC 1 - THE ORIGINAL EP
1) Love Me Tender
2) Let Me
3) Poor Boy
4) We're Gonna Move
BONUS TRACKS
5) Love Me Tender – end title version 1:09
6) The Truth About Me 2:09 Original spoken word 45 rpm disc included in Teen Parade magazine
THE OUTTAKES
7) We’re Gonna Move –take 4 2:47
8) We’re Gonna Move – take 9 4:39
9) Poor Boy – take 3 original 3 verse master 1:51
10) Poor Boy –remake take 1 1:00
11) Poor Boy – extended verse. Vocal overdub take 6 0:37
12) Let Me – vocal overdub take 3 2:21
13) Let Me – vocal overdub take 4 2:19
STEREO MASTERS
14) Love Me Tender 2:52
15) Let Me 2:11
16) Poor Boy 2:16
17) We’re Gonna Move 2:32
INTERVIEW
18) The Truth About Me Interview 10:04
Recorded August 22 on the set of Love Me Tender, Hollywood, California
All songs recorded for the motion picture LOVE ME TENDER
Recorded August 24, September 4 and 5, and October 1, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood.
Producer / A&R: Lionel Newman / Ken Darby
Engineer: Bob Mayer & Ken Runyon
Guitar: Vito Mumolo; Bass: Mike ”Myer” Rubin; Drums: Richard Cornell; Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree; Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri; Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott

DISC 2 - Mississippi-Alabama State Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo.
AFTERNOON SHOW
1) Heartbreak Hotel 2:43 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley)
2) Long Tall Sally 2:43 (Richard Penniman/Robert Blackwell/Enotris Johnson)
3) Introductions and presentation 2:36
4) I Was The One 3:19 (Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers)
5) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 2:52 (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff)
6) Elvis talks 0:34
7) I Got A Woman 2:53 (Ray Charles)
8) Don’t Be Cruel 2:52 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
9) Ready Teddy 2:15 (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco)
10) Love Me Tender 2:58 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
11) Hound Dog 2:48 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
12) Vernon and Gladys Predsley 1:44
13) Nick Adams 1:42
14) A fan 2:26
15) Elvis 1:53
16) EVENING SHOW
17) Love Me Tender 1:49 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
18) I Was The One 2:47 (Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers)
19) I Got A Woman 2:52 (Ray Charles)
20) Announcement 1:45
21) Don’t Be Cruel 2:12 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
22) Blue Suede Shoes 2:34 (Carl Perkins)
23) Announcement 1:03
24) Baby Let’s Play House 2:43 (Arthur Gunter)
25) Hound Dog 3:53 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Amateur recording made September 26, 1956. Guitar: Scotty Moore. Guitar: Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J.Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires

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

DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing
Yes, 'Dominic' Takes 1,2,3 and 4 finally get released on Vinyl - Poor old Elvis!

 

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

Side 1
1. Stay Away (2:24)
2. Stay Away, Joe (1:38)
3. Dominic (1:50)
4. All I Needed Was The Rain (1:48)
5. Goin’ Home (2:29)
6. Too Much Monkey Business (2:31)
7. U. S. Male (2:43)
8. Stay Away jam, take 2 (3:43)
1-4 From the MGM motion picture Stay Away, Joe
Side 2
1.Too Much Monkey Business takes 1,3,9 (6:59)
2. All I Needed Was The Rain (track take 3 + VO/M) (2:32)
3. Stay Away, Joe takes 10,12,13 (2:57)
4. U.S. Male takes 2,3,5,7 (6:43)

Side 3
1. Goin’ Home takes 12,18,21 (3:20)
2. Stay Away takes 5,6 (2:52)
3. Dominic takes 1,3,2 (2:41)
4. U.S. Male takes 9,10 (5:11)
5. Stay Away, Joe takes 15,16,17 (3:50)


Side 4
1. Too Much Monkey Business takes 12,10 (3:51)
2. Stay Away takes 11,12,14 (4:53)
3. U.S. Male take 11 (3:26)
4. Goin’ Home takes 22,24,26,29 (4:07)


'ELVIS' FTD Classic Album Review: Elvis' fabulous second album, his first genuine album recorded for RCA. This is not a Greatest-Hits kind of collection, instead it contained twelve tracks of extraordinary variety - it is one of my favourite early Elvis albums.
There is no doubt that FTD had to produce this ‘ELVIS’ Classic Album version at some point - but it has to be a very different offering to the classic first LP as unfortunately the session tapes for nearly every song is missing. Another difference is that nearly all these tracks have already been remastered by Vic Anesini and have previously been released elsewhere.

So what is new? Is there anything that makes this FTD set worth collecting?
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out exactly what is offered on this new FTD release and could there have been more ....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 17 April 2014
'Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues' New Import CD: Out soon is the new Straight Arrow CD release titled 'Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues', featuring the August 23rd, 1972 Dinner show. It is taken from an original mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. Yes, we used the original actual cassette that was used to record this concert in the first place, and we were able to improve the sound-quality noticeably. Ask your local dealer for samples!
It’s unlikely that anyone who saw Elvis Presley on stage during the Summer ’72 engagement came away disappointed. Presley looked fabulous: he had a nice tan, he was slim, and both the jumpsuit and the jacket / pants combinations that he was experimenting with looked rather good on him. His shows that season were tight and highly professional, and truly offered something for everybody. The setlist was largely based on the MSG one, with new additions like ‘What Now My Love’ and ‘My Way’ adding extra spice to the show. The dinner show from August 23rd, 1972 is a topnotch performance. He’s right in the middle of the engagement, with still about two weeks left, but he
delivers the goods and puts his soul
especially into the power ballads. It’s not unlikely that he may have wanted to impress journalist Joe Delaney, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun and an old friend of the Colonel’s, who was in the audience that night.
It should be noted that the August 23, 1972 Dinner show is completely new, even for die-hard Elvis fans. This concert has never been in circulation in any form. Unfortunately the tape ran out before the finale of „My Way". The producers decided to use (great sounding) original tapes of the August 22nd, 1972 M/S and the August 23rd, 1972 M/S from their vaults, to fill out the missing part.
This release is presented in Straight Arrow‘s traditional deluxe digipack, designed by one of the best graphic artists in the Elvis world, rare photos from this engagement (he actually wore the blue swirl at this show) as well as intelligent liner-notes that give you the low-down on this show.
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 2. C. C. Rider - 3. Johnny B. Goode - 4. Until It's Time For You To Go - 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - 7. Polk Salad Annie - 8. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 9. What Now My Love - 10. Fever - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. Little Sister / Get Back - 15. All Shook Up - 16. Love Me Tender - 17. Hound Dog - 18. I'll Remember You - 19. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps) - 20. Suspicious Minds - 21. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 22. Introduction of journalist / reviewer Joe Delaney - 23. My Way* - 24. A Big Hunk O' Love** - 25. Mystery Train*** / Tiger Man** - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love** - 27. Closing Vamp**
* spliced with August 23, 1972 D/S version
** recorded on August 23, 1972 D/S
*** spliced with August 22, 1972 M/S version

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

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

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

(News, Source;ElvisMatters/ElvisInfoNet)


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

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

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

 

 

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Side A
1. Inherit the Wind - Take 3/M / V.O. #2
2. Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Takes 2-4
3. Suspicious Minds Take 7
4. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - Take 6/M
5. Do You Know Who I Am? – Take 4
Side B
1. You'll Think of Me – Take 23/M
2. From a Jack To A King- Takes 4,5/M
3. The Fair's Moving On - Take 1/M & V.O.
4. Stranger in My Own Home Town- Master
5. Without Love (There Is Nothing) – Take 5/M

Side C
1. A Little Bit of Green – Take 1
2. This Time / I Can’t Stop Loving You (jam)
3. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind – Takes 1-3, 5
4. Do You Know Who I Am? – Take 1
5. From a Jack To A King Takes 1-3
Side D
1. Stranger in My Own Home Town – Take 1/M
2. This Is the Story – Takes 1,2/M
3. You'll Think of Me – Take 16
4. The Fair's Moving On - Master
5. Suspicious Minds – Take 6

Saturday 8 February 2014
New FTD Releases Confirmed: The two upcoming FTD releases have been confirmed for March release.
'ELVIS - Destination USA'  is a 2 Disc set which (as suspected, see below) contains the September 4, 1972 Dinner show where 200 member of the British Elvis Presley Fan Club were present. As a bonus we also get more of the highly anticipated Rehearsal tapes from August 2 and 3 - albeit in low cassette quality. Some alternate songs from the 1972 rehearsals were previously released on the FTD 'Stage Rehearsal' (look here)
'ELVIS - Destination USA'
Imagine… You're an Elvis Presley fan…
Imagine… It’s 1972
Imagine… You have the chance to see Elvis perform Live On Stage…
What would be your next destination?
Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972.
The 16-page booklet includes ‘eye-witness’ accounts from fans who actually met Elvis back stage. It features stories from fans who were there in the front-row seats including 200 member of the British
Elvis Presley Fan Club. All of these great personal memories are packed together in the 7-inch 2-cd release with numerous excellent and never before seen pictures.
DISC 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show
DISC 2 - has the following interesting tracklist
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner), 2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner), 3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner), 4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner), 5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) - From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.
Rehearsals - 6) Something, 7) I’m Leaving, 8) Faded Love, 9) The Wonder Of You, 10) My Way, 11) I’ll Remember You, 12) It’s Over, 13) Steamroller Blues.
Sub-standard audio from cassette tape, recorded at rehearsals August 2 and 3, 1972 at The Las Vegas Hilton.
Compilation produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon. Concept by Robert Frieser.
 
DISC 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show
1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:19
2) See See Rider 3:16
3) Johnny B. Goode 1:44
4) Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:28
5) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:04
6) Polk Salad Annie 3:30
7) What Now My Love 4:21
8) Fever 3:29
9) Love Me 1:33
10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:05
11) Heartbreak Hotel 1:42
12) All Shook Up 1:04
13) Love Me Tender 1:51
14) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 1:51
15) Little Sister/Get Back 2:34
16) Hound Dog 2:37
17) I’ll Remember You 2:32
18) Walk That Lonesome Road - J D Sumner & The Stamps 3:24
19) Suspicious Minds 4:34
20) Introductions: Presentation of: The British fan club 1:44
21) For The Good Times 3:12
22) A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:03
23) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:25
24) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:13
Disc 1 mastered by Sebastian Jeansson

DISC 2
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner) 2:01
2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner) 3:35
3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner) 3:15
4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner) 4:45
5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) 2:06
From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.

6) Something 3:30
7) I’m Leaving 3:21
8) Faded Love 3:47
9) The Wonder Of You 2:25
10) My Way 5:01
11) I’ll Remember You 2:45
12) It’s Over 2:11 (Jimmie Rodgers)
13) Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)
Sub-standard audio from cassette tape, recorded at rehearsals August 2 and 3, 1972 at The Las Vegas Hilton.

Compilation produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon. Concept by Robert Frieser.
Mastered by Jan Eliasson at Audio Planet
A&R on the RCA recordings: Felton Jarvis
Engineer on the original RCA recordings: Al Pachucki


'ELVIS PRESLEY' - This 2-disc 7" set Celebrates Elvis' Legendary 2nd album that quickly outsold his debut album. The 16-page booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956. Also featured is an In and Outtakes section.
The album includes every known outtake from the Labor-Day sessions.
CD 2 features the historic live concert from Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center, Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956.
Although a "Classic Album" release of Elvis' second album is needed from FTD sadly none of the material is unreleased, although hopefully some will have improved audio quality.  
The original album was featured on the deluxe 'Young Man With The Big Beat' release - as well as the Hirsch Coliseum, December 15, 1956 performance (See YMWTBB review here).

The 'Rip It Up' outtakes were however not featured on YMWTBB and instead have been spread across various releases such as 'Flashback' and 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'.
DISC 1 - The Original Album
1 Rip It Up (1:56)
2 Love Me (2:46)
3 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:23)
4 Long Tall Sally (1:56)
5 First In Line (3:24)
6 Paralyzed (2:29)
7 So Glad You’re Mine (2:23)
8 Old Shep (4:13)
9 Ready Teddy (1:59)
10 Anyplace Is Paradise (2:28)
11 How’s The World Treating You (2:27)
12 How Do You Think I Feel (2:15)
BONUS SONGS
13 Playing For Keeps (2:56)
14 Too Much (2:37)
15 Don’t Be Cruel (2:05)
16 Hound Dog (2:18)
17 Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) (2:14)
18 Rip It Up - takes 10-14 (3.08)
19 Rip It Up - take 15 (2.05)
20 Rip It Up - take 16 (1.59)
21 Rip It Up - take 17 (2.06)
22 Rip It Up - take 18-19M (3.53)
23 Old Shep – take 5 (4:01)

DISC 2- Recorded live at Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center
Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956
1 Heartbreak Hotel (2:46)
2 Long Tall Sally (2:46)
3 I Was The One (2:46)
4 Love Me Tender (2:46)
5 Don’t Be Cruel (2:46)
6 Love Me (2:46)
7 I Got A Woman (2:46)
8 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:46)
9 Paralyzed (2:46)
10 Hound Dog

Musicians: Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley; Bass: Bill Black; Drums: D.J. Fontana; Vocals: The Jordanaires

 

Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon


Monday 3rd February 2014

New FTD 'Summer Festival' Soundboard: The following teaser promo-poster has been put out by FTD publicising their soon-to-be-confirmed next soundboard release.

There is a suggestion that it might be a 'Summer Festival 1972' special and that it could be the September 4th 1972 Las Vegas dinner show where 250 British fan club members were present. This concert started interestingly with See See Rider / Johnny B. Goode / Until It's Time For You To Go (no 'I Got A Woman') and featured an excellent Suspicious Minds, For The Good Times, Big Hunk O' Love, You Gave Me A Mountain final section. In the Introductions Elvis even thanked the British fans for coming over.


It has been released on bootleg before (by Rock Legends) but not in particularly good audio quality. IF Ernst has tracked down a good quality soundboard then this will be a very fine FTD release.
EIN Notes that the above is all pure speculation.
More official details soon.

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 9th January 2014
New Legacy Release for 2014: Elvis 'Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the King's triumphant 1974 return to his hometown with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience. 
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis…after all, this is where it all started out for me." - Elvis Presley.
This 2CD Legacy Edition will be released on March 18, 2014 and features several tracks left off the original '74 release in addition to a wealth of unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the remastered edition presents a recently located MONO recording of a "test run" performance held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, at the Richmond Coliseum two days before his historic return to Memphis. (This has of course been released on the FTD '48 Hours To Memphis'.)
As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances, which include "Down In The Alley,"
"Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues," "Softly As I Leave You," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "The Twelfth Of Never", provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert. (Previously released on FTD 'From Sunset To Las Vegas')
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.
- - - GO HERE to Sony Music for FULL info
The musicians backing Elvis on Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis include James Burton and John Wilkinson (guitars); Charlie Hodge (guitar and vocals); Duke Bardwell (bass); Ronnie Tutt (drums); Glen D. Hardin (piano); The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland (vocals) with Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.
Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording.
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis," said Elvis at the time. "After all, this is where it all started out for me."
Originally released on vinyl on July 7, 1974, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured "How Great Thou Art," the track that would bring Elvis his third (and third Gospel) Grammy win.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
Disc 1

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

GO HERE to Sony Music for FULL info

March 18, 1974, The Richmond Coliseum
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. See See Rider
3.I Got A Woman/Amen 
4.Love Me
5.Trying To Get To You
6.All Shook Up
7.Steamroller Blues
8.Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
9.Love Me Tender
10.Rock medley: Long Tall Sally/Whole Lot-ta Shakin' / Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop & Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
11.Fever
12.Polk Salad Annie
13.Why Me, Lord
14.Suspicious Minds
15.Introductions
16.I Can't Stop Loving You
17.Help Me
18.American Trilogy
19.Let Me Be There
20.Funny How Times Slip Away
21.Can't Help Falling In Love
22.Closing Vamp
The August 1974 RCA Rehearsal
23. Down In The Alley (previously unreleased)
24. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (previously unreleased)
25. Softly As I Leave You
26. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (previously unreleased)
27. The Twelfth Of Never

News From 1 December 2013 .....
'The Perfect Elvis Presley Soundtrack Collection'  New Boxset: Sony has announced the new 20-CD Soundtrack box-set "The Perfect Elvis Presley Soundtrack Collection" to be released 3 January 2014. (EIN notes, with Clambake and Double Trouble are they sure this is prefect!)
Twenty soundtrack albums of the King of Rock'n'Roll, presented as mini "Vinyl" relica CDs plus and informative booklet. And all remastered.
The real interest to Elvis collectors would be the 'Jailhouse Rock' album (originally released in South Africa), the 'Follow That Dream / Kid Galahad' double-feature plus the 'Kissin’ Cousins' and 'Roustabout' remastered versions still only available via The Complete Masters set.
The other featured albums are... Loving You, King Creole, G. I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Girls! Girls! Girls!, It Happened At The World’s Fair, Fun In Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas, Girl Happy, Harum Scarum, Frankie And Johnny, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Spinout, Double Trouble, Clambake and Speedway.
CD 2 - Jailhouse Rock: (originally released for SouthAfrica)
Jailhouse Rock - Young And Beautiful - I Want To Be Free - Don't Leave Me Now - (You're so Square) Baby I Don't Care - Treat Me

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

Thursday 12 December 2013

'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' & 'Moody Blue' OUT NOW: The two FTD new December CD releases are out now and at your local dealers. - 'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' a special 2CD set
DISC 1 features...
Kentucky Rain, I'll Be There, Mama Liked The Roses, If I'm A Fool (For Loving You), Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', Hey Jude, My Little Friend, Who Am I?, Memory Revival (instrumental)
First Takes: Kentucky Rain (takes 1, 2 ,3 & 7), I'll Be There (takes 1, 2 & 3/M), If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 1, 2 & 3), Rubberneckin' (takes 1 & 2/M)
January Outtakes: Come Out, Come Out (Inst take 2/M), You'll Think Of Me (take 7), Poor Man's Gold (take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub), Mama Liked The Roses (with alternate vocal overdub) ,In The Ghetto (take 19), Hey Jude (take 1), I'll Be There (takes 4, 5 & 6)
Go here for FULL tracklist on our FTD/SONY 2013 info page

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

Friday 22 November 2013
'The On Stage Season' FTD Review: After their excellent "On Stage" multi-track Classic album, FTD now continues their look at this excellent season with the first official release of Elvis' 1970 Opening and Closing night performances.
"If I appear a little shaky that's because I'm a little shaky!" - Elvis, Las Vegas Jan 26th 1970.
On Opening Night Elvis introduced ten "brand new" songs to his Vegas setlist and what a treat it is to hear these for the first time live.
‘King Elvis Rules Vegas Again’ - As Elvis stood with his arms outstretched and head bowed in thanks, the curtain slowly fell and we were swept up with the excitement of the crowd which was at its peak. ... with every song, Elvis gave the audience exactly what they had come for: a chance to see and experience a living legend. Elvis a habit-forming' drug that does you good! - Journalist Ann Moses
EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new release and decides whether it is worth buying these often bootlegged concerts one more time...
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 13 November 2013

FTD 'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' tracklist: These new releases are expected in December while The 'From Elvis In Memphis' deluxe VINYL release has now been delayed to January 2014.

'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' a special 2CD set
DISC 1 features...
Kentucky Rain, I'll Be There, Mama Liked The Roses, If I'm A Fool (For Loving You), Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', Hey Jude, My Little Friend, Who Am I?, Memory Revival (instrumental)
First Takes: Kentucky Rain (takes 1, 2 ,3 & 7), I'll Be There (takes 1, 2 & 3/M), If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 1, 2 & 3), Rubberneckin' (takes 1 & 2/M)
January Outtakes: Come Out, Come Out (Inst tk 2/M), You'll Think Of Me (take 7), Poor Man's Gold (take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub), Mama Liked The Roses (with alternate vocal overdub) ,In The Ghetto (take 19), Hey Jude (take 1), I'll Be There (takes 4, 5 & 6)

DISC 2
February Outtakes
It's My Way / This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You (jam)
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 5)
Do You Know Who I Am? (takes 3 & 5)
Kentucky Rain (takes 5, 6 & 7)
Kentucky Rain (take 8)
Kentucky Rain (take 9)
Only The Strong Survive (takes 8, 11 & 12)
Any Day Now (takes 5 & 6/M)
Unfinished Masters
Long Black Limousine (take 9/M & vocal repairs)
Don't Cry Daddy (take 3/M with vocal overdub)
Mama Liked The Roses (track with vocal overdub)
My Little Friend (track with vocal overdub)
Hey Jude (takes 3, 5, 6 & 7/M)
I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) (take 1/M)
Kentucky Rain (take 10/M)
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 6, 7, 8 & 9/M)
Who Am I? (undubbed master)
EIN Notes it will be the first time we get the complete 'Kentucky Rain' session in stereo.


'Moody Blue' a classic album 2CD set


DISC 1 features....
The Original album: Unchained Melody, If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Little Darlin', He'll Have To Go, Let Me Be There, Way Down, Pledging My Love, Moody Blue, She Thinks I Still Care, It's Easy For You,
The Alternate Album: Unchained Melody (undubbed master), If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (undubbed master), Moody Blue (take 6), She Thinks I Still Care (take 2B), My Way (live), Way Down (undubbed master), Little Darlin' (undubbed master), He'll Have To Go (rough mix), Pledging My Love (composite of rehearsal and take 3), It's Easy For You (take 1)
Bonus Tracks: She Thinks I Still Care (takes 1 & 2A), America The Beautiful, Softly As I Leave You

DISC 2
The Sessions
Way Down (rehearsal take 1)
Way Down (take 2A)
She Thinks I Still Care (takes 3 & 4)
Moody Blue (take 1)
Pledging My Love (takes 1 & 2)
Pledging My Love (take 3)
It's Easy For You (takes 3 & 4)
It's Easy For You (undubbed master)
She Thinks I Still Care (takes 7 & 9)
She Thinks I Still Care (take 10)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (unedited rough mix)

Moody Blue (takes 7 & 5)
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (rough mix)
Pledging My Love (takes 4 & 5)
Pledging My Love (undubbed, unedited master)
Way Down (take 2B)
Way Down (rough mix)
Moody Blue (takes 8 & 9)
Moody Blue (rough mix)
She Thinks I Still Care (take 15)
America (composite of single master and surviving ending of the erased studio version)
To Pre-order try 'ElvisTheMan&HisMusic' shop
(News, Source;ETM&HM/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 31 October 2013

New FTD Releases out NOW: Elvis dealers at last have received their new October releases.
- 'The On Stage Season' - this 2-CD release features the two sensational Opening and Closing shows from January 26, 1970 and February 23, 1970. It comes with a 16-page 4-colour booklet, featuring great photographs from the season and a insightful essay by Ann Moses Marino.
Disc 1 - Opening night show January 26, 1970
Disc 2 - Closing night show Feb 23, 1970.

(A shame that the cover image of Elvis is obviously reversed!)

'Café Europa - G.I. Blues Vol. 2' - This 2-disc "Classic Album" 7” set follows on from the successful Volume 1 released back in 2012. The 16-page booklet features memorabilia, photographs and contains the long-awaited "In and Outtakes" information for both releases. Newly remastered and sounding better than any previous release, the original masters including studio banter have been newly remixed from the original studio tape.

SEE full tracklist below

- EIN thanks 'Johnny2523' at FECC for extra images

(News, Source;FECC/EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


September 2013
‘Elvis At Stax’ [Deluxe] Reviews: More new sensational reviews of the new STAX release... Joe Marchese from the Second Disc website provides a very in-depth review including...
.. Elvis at Stax would be a landmark release simply for bringing the Stax masters together; even the most diehard Elvis fan will likely admit that most of his original album releases weren't crafted or packaged with an eye to posterity. But this box set adds 27 outtakes and alternate takes that allow listeners to trace the evolution of a song. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience, with plenty of stops, starts and in-studio chatter. Elvis at Stax offers a rare and immersive look at how Presley, producer Felton Jarvis, and their talented band developed each song into a memorable recording. Elvis is frequently looser on these early takes; the rolling tape captures him joking around, but also fiercely committed to getting each song just right. Elvis even riffs a bit, such as singing a few lines of "Softly, As I Leave You" while readying his pipes for a try at "Loving Arms," or clowning, grand opera-style, before "If You Don't Come Back." Sonically, these tracks are just as crisp as the finished masters for a true "you are there" feeling.
This Memphis soul stew is housed in an 8 x 8" slipcase similar to that of last year's Prince from Another Planet. A 42-page softcover book is also enclosed, containing an introduction by Roger Semon, a lengthy essay by Robert Gordon, and a full track listing with all relevant session information and complete discography. The book is generously illustrated, too, with well-captioned photographs of Elvis and assorted memorabilia relating to the sessions.
Vic Anesini has marvelously remastered all three discs, and the outtakes have been newly remixed by Steve Rosenthal and Rob Santos, the box set's co-producer with Ernest Mikael Jorgensen. Touching on all of the styles that shaped the one and only King - pop, R&B, country, gospel, and of course, rock and roll - Elvis at Stax chronicles some of his last truly great studio sessions. As such, it's another essential release as part of Legacy's streamlining and repackaging of his vast musical catalogue. When push came to shove, nobody took care of business quite like Elvis Presley.

Go HERE to EIN's overview of the STAX media reviews and Cool Photos of the new box-set.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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Go HERE to EIN's release page for double vinyl tracklistings


"Aloha" New Legacy Release Sound Samples: Posted on the SONY Legacy website are three sound samples from the new up-coming Legacy Release. And they sound very fine indeed compared to the old 1988 'Alternate Aloha 'release.
'A Big Hunk O' Love' newly remixed Rehearsal show
'Suspicious Minds' newly remixed Rehearsal show
'Blue Hawaii' newly remaster from the after-show additions. Unfortunately here Elvis sounds as tired as ever, not surprising since they dragged him back after the biggest performance of his life to record extra fluff
CLICK HERE to listen - Runs 9 minutes total.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Release date March 19, 2013. Priced NOW at only US$14.00 - This new 2-CD Legacy Edition features:
Disc 1 The Original Album (REMASTERED)
Disc 2 The Jan 12 Dress Rehearsal + five bonus tracks recorded after the show, Blue Hawaii, Ku-U-I-Po, No More, Hawaiian Wedding Song and Early Morning Rain. (REMIXED & REMASTERED)
24 page booklet with rare photos and new liner notes - See more details below
(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNetwork)

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