Elvis new CD Releases in 2021

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Sunday 17 October 2021
Another pile of barrel-scraping bootlegs. EIN was banned from commenting on FECC and Phoenix Elvis forums about "The Collapse of the Bootleg Empire" yet these new ridiculous releases below are still being flogged by the 'Usual Suspects'. You know who you are. We know who you are. - Buyers Beware.  
‘Doncha' Think It's Time' A new 1958 Album’ New Import: A brand new "58" cd with amazing new spliced takes and remastered masters.
On the FTD album "King Creole" new mixes of the studio masters were released, these were done by Thorne Nogar and had studio snippets, like small talk and counting of to the takes, although it is nice to have it does not play as it should. Here presented for the first time are those masters without that.
Also included are some new and unreleased "spliced takes of other songs from 1958 as well as some "essential" home recordings, also edited for your listening pleasure.
The highlight of this album must be both "reversed" masters of the title track "Doncha Think It's Time" for both masters four takes were used, on this album the same four takes are used, but this time they used the parts that were not released at the time so you get two COMPLETE new versions of this great song.
Also not to be missed is the new "Ain't That Loving You Baby" which starts of with the slow version and ends with the rockin' version.

1.    Doncha Think It’s Time - reversed single master
2.    Hard Headed Woman *
3.    Trouble *
4.    New Orleans *
5.    Crawfish *
6.    Dixieland Rock *
7.    Lover Doll -
8.    Don’t Ask Me Why *
9.    As Long As I Have You *
10. Steadfast, Loyal and True
11. King Creole *
12. Young Dreams *
13. Danny - Master
14. Your Cheatin’ Heart - take 9
15. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - undubbed master
16. A Big Hunk O’ Love - spliced take 1,3,3
17. Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby - spliced take  2,4,1,10,10,11,8,11,8
18. A Fool Such As I - spliced take  3,8
19. I Got Stung - spliced take 3,1,8
20. Doncha Think It’s Time - reversed album master
21. Her Hand in Mine - spliced home recording
22. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - home recording
23. I Can’t Help It - spliced home recording
24. I’m Beginning To Forget You - home recording
25. Apron Strings - home recording
26. He Knows Just What I Need - spliced home recording
* Live mono mixes

‘Elvis 27 - Essential Sixties Splices Vol.3’ New Import: The series continues and focuses on1962;
Elvis was 27 when he recorded all these great tracks.
Amazing new tracks are created for your listening pleasure
One of the highlights is "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" which has been created using different keys througout the whole track, it sounds like a brandnew song!
"Return To Sender" sounds very different and has a new opening.
Another gem is the version of "Because of Love" and although there are no outtakes of this song it does sound different then the master, listen to the first words and judge for yourself.
Most songs have been extended using different takes which mean just like previous volumes you get more of the songs without using the same portions.
Limited to 500 copies this one will be sold out soon!
1. She’s Not You - spliced take 1, wp 2,1
2. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - alternate master
3. Return To Sender - alternate master
4. Where Do You Come From?- spliced take 3,13,3
5. One Broken Heart For Sale- spliced take 2,3,1
6. They Remind Me Too Much of You- spliced take 6,1,4,4
7. Suspicion- spliced take 3,2,1
8. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow- spliced take 2,2,2,5,2,5,5
9. Easy Question- alternate master
10. I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever- spliced take 4,3,1,3
11. You’ll Be Gone- spliced take fs,2,4
12. Fountain of Love- spliced take 6,6,6
13. Just For Old Time Sake- spliced take 3,4,1
14. Something Blue- spliced take 5,6,4,6
15. Night Rider- spliced take 2,2,2,3,3,3,3,5,5,5,5,3,3,3,5
16. Girls! Girls! Girls! Girls Girls!
17. I Don’t Want To Be Tied - alternate master
18. Mama - spliced take 2,8
19. Because of Love - alternate master
20. A World of Our Own - extended master
21. I’m Falling in Love Tonight - spliced take 6,5

‘Elvis - 68/69 Sessions’ Bootleg Vinyl: Paradise Road Records presents ‘Elvis - 68/69 Sessions’ on CLEAR vinyl.
Featuring alternate recordings from the phenomenal 1968 Elvis Presley television special, ‘Elvis’, the 1969 American Sound Studio Sessions and more. All performances have been remastered.
This is an extreme limited edition! (EIN is not surprised)
So order fast before it's sold out!


 

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SIDE A
Musicians Warming Up
Trouble / Guitar Man (Takes 2 & 3)
Let Yourself Go (Section 2, Take 3)
Let Yourself Go (Section 2, Take 4)
Guitar Man
(Section 1 Escape, Takes 3 & 4)
Guitar Man
(Section 1 Escape, Takes 6-8)
It Hurts Me (Section 4 Escape, Take 3)
Saved (Take 6)
A Little Less Conversation*
If I Can Dream*
SIDE B
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
(take 3)
Power Of My Love
(rehearsal + take 2)
Only The Strong Survive
(rehearsal + take 2 & 3)
From A Jack To A King (take 4)
Only The Strong Survive (take 6)
Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11)

‘February, 1970 - On Stage - The Alternate Recordings’ Bootleg Vinyl: Paradise Road Records presents ‘February, 1970 - On Stage - The Alternate Recordings’ on red vinyl.
Featuring Alternate recordings from February 1970. The first 6 selections are soundboard recordings, all other selections are AUDIENCE recordings. All performances have been remastered.
This is an extreme limited edition! (EIN is not surprised)
So order fast before it's sold out!


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SIDE A
Polk Salad Annie - Feb 16, 1970 midnight show
Buzzing Bees And Bacon (monologue) Feb 19, 1970 DS
I Can’t Stop Loving You - Feb 19, 1970 DS
Don’t Cry Daddy - Feb 19, 1970 DS
Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Feb 19, 1970 DS
Let It Be Me - Feb 19, 1970 DS
See See Rider - Feb 5, 1970 DS
SIDE B
Kentucky Rain - Feb 3, 1970 dinner show
In The Ghetto - Feb 5, 1970 DS
Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Feb 5, 1970 DS
Let It Be Me - Feb 3, 1970 DS
Introduction Of Roy Orbison - Feb 22, 1970 MS
When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (one line)
Feb 5, 1970 DS
Suspicious Minds - Feb 20, 1970 MS
All selections recorded live at International Hotel Las Vegas

Saturday 9 October 2021
Three New FTD Releases for November: After a few quiet months - see FTD fire story below - FTD announce three new releases for next month. The long-awaited "Pot Luck Sessions" as a 5cd set, a Spring 1975 double- soundboard from Tampa and Atlanta (both previously unreleased) and the 'Raised On Rock' double VINYL.
- 'Elvis: The Pot Luck Sessions' 5cd box-set: FTD’s acclaimed series continues with one of the most commercially successful recording sessions of Elvis’ career 'The Pot Luck Sessions'.
It is without doubt the ultimate triumph for Hill & Range’s song plugger Freddy Bienstock. Superbly crafted hits like “Little Sister”, (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame”, “Good Luck Charm” and She’s Not You” dominated pop charts throughout the world in the early ‘60s and Elvis’ flawless performances accompanied by Nashville’s finest musicians still resonate today some 60 years later.
If “Easy Question”, “Suspicion” “I’m Yours” and “Kiss Me Quick” had been released as 45 rpm singles during this fertile period, and not years after, undoubtedly each could have matched the chartbusting success of the others.
This remastered 5-CD boxed set includes a 28-page booklet featuring an insightful essay, rare photographs, memorabilia, and recording data
Go here to all the FTD / SONY News 2021 for full tracklist
- 'Elvis: South Bound' 2cd Soundboard: As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: South Bound Tampa / Atlanta ‘75'.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis' two shows: Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, April 26, 1975 (2:30 PM) and Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, May 2, 1975 (8:30 PM)
Both soundboards are incomplete with both concerts starting after 'I Got A Woman' with Elvis' third song 'Love Me'...
EIN Note: in 2017 FTD released 'Elvis In Altanta' two of his three 1975 shows that he performed in this tour. At the time we noted that the audio mix left a little to be desired "The sound quality is what we expect from this tour with VERY prominent Piano and Voices but with everything else - drums, guitar, orchestra - way in the background. The benefit is you can easily hear Elvis" but we also noted "There is no doubt that he was well loved by his adoring audiences in Atlanta. The Omni ‘Opening Night’ captures a great crowd reaction and Elvis truly enjoying himself on stage. Worth playing several times." lets hope his final Omni performance is as good.
Go to FTD/ SONY 2021 news for tracklists

- 'Elvis: Raised On Rock' Double-VINYL: Following on from the recent success of Girls! Girls! Girls! Release, FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Raised On Rock: I’ve Got Rhythm In My Soul" on 180 Gram Limited Vinyl Edition”.
The album contains masters, rough mixes and alternative versions of great songs recorded at Stax Studio in 1973 such as “Find Out What’s Happening”, “Just A Little Bit”, “For Ol’ Times Sake” and “If You Don’t Come Back”.
Also included are the instrumental tracks for “The Wonders You Perform”, “Sweet Angeline”, “Color My Rainbow”, “Good, Bad But Beautiful, and the rehearsal take of “It’s Diff’rent Now”.
The album kicks off with the excellent 'Find Out What’s Happening', 'For Ol’ Times Sake' and 'Raised On Rock' "Rough mixes"
Go here to all the FTD / SONY News 2021 for full tracklists


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Thursday 23 September 2021

MRS ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970' PREVIEW: MRS will release the most anticipated 'new' ELVIS concert of the year with 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970' on 24th September 2021.
The formats include a 2CD deluxe that will feature a new previously unreleased soundboard from 2nd September 1970 and a bonus CD, that will cover the final rehearsals at the International Hotel on August 10th before the start of the summer festival.
In September 1970 Elvis was still excited to be back on stage and performing for his fans.
Newspaper reviews of his concerts wrote about the excitement and fun Elvis was having back on-stage.
This brand new Las Vegas show truly captures that 1970 excitement.
Other formats include 2 separate 180-gram LPs of the above and a very limited-edition cassette of the September show.
The accompanying 40-page booklet of the CD deluxe includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.
Now go HERE to Juno records to PREVIEW 20 seconds of every track - It is a true gem and will be hard to beat as THE new release for 2021.


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'Elvis: The 1968 TV Special Recordings I & 2' New Bootlegs: ALHECODE Records (who?) presents Elvis: The 1968 TV Special Recordings Volume 1 & 2, a great collection of alternate recordings from the legendary TV special!
None of these recordings are included on offical cd's (like on the official 1968 Comeback boxset), so these are a great addition to make your collection complete.
All recordings are presented in the best possible sound! For the first time together on 2 great albums! Outtakes, instrumental versions, radio spots...
Enjoy these alternate recordings like never before!
Both CDs are Elvis fan only releases and released in limited quantities. (EIN is not surprised!)
EIN NOTE: Elvis collectors who buy these bootlegs must surely have the 2004 RCA/BMG '68 Comeback Special Deluxe DVD' release.
If so, these audio recordings are the same as the DVD but without the visual experience of watching Elvis in action!

As EIN commented in our controversial spotlight, The Bootleg Elvis Vault is at the bottom-of-the-barrel

VOLUME 1
01. Trouble 06/30 (Opening section #1 / vocal overdub, take 1 & 2)
02. Intro / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / One Night 06/29 (6:00pm show)
03. Trouble / Guitar Man (take 1 & 2) 06/29 (8:00pm show)
04. Trouble 06/30 (supper club / vocal overdub, take 1)
05. Guitar Man (road 2 / vocal overdub, take 1 & 2)
06. Let Yourself Go 06/20
(“Guitar Man’s Evil” section 2, take 2 & 3)
07. Let Yourself Go 06/20
(“Guitar Man’s Evil” section 2, take 4)
08. It Hurts Me 06/20 (“Escape” section 4, take 2,3,4 & 6)
09. Guitar Man 06/20 (“Escape” section 1, take 3 & 4)
10. Guitar Man 06/20 (“Escape” section 1, take 6,7 & 8)
11. Let Yourself Go 06/23 (closing instrumental)
12. Calliope Carnival 06/20 (“Escape” section 1, take 1)
13. Calliope Carnival 06/20 (“Escape” section 1, take 2)
14. It Hurts Me 06/21 (“After Karate” section 1, take 1,2,4 & 5)
15. Saved 06/22 (take 6)
16. Trouble / Guitar Man 06/22 (“Guitar Man” opening, take 2 & 3)
17. It Hurts Me 06/27 (“Amusement pier” / vocal overdub, take 1 & 2)
18. Electronic Karate 06/23 (Instrumental, take 17)
19. The Scratch 06/23 (instrumental)
20. If I Can Dream 06/23 (dubdown / instrumental)
21. A Little Less Conversation  (dubdown / instrumental)
22. Dialogue 06/25 (informal recording)

VOLUME 2
01. Little Egypt / Trouble
06/30 (Nightclub / vocal overdub, take 1)
02. Little Egypt / Trouble 06/30 (Nightclub / vocal overdub, take 2)
03. Trouble 06/30 (Discotheque / vocal overdub, take 1 & 2)
04. Guitar Man 06/30 (Road #3 / vocal overdub, take 1,2 & 3)
05. Guitar Man 06/30 (Road #3 / vocal overdub, take 4,5 & 6)
06. It Hurts Me 06/27 (“Amusement pier” / vocal overdub, take 3)
07. It Hurts Me 06/27 (“Amusement pier” / vocal overdub, take 4)
08. “Uh Uh Uh” Tag 06/30 (not used)
09. Trouble 06/30 (supper club / vocal overdub, take 2 & 3)
10. Little Egypt / Trouble 06/30 (Nightclub / vocal overdub, take 3)
11. It Hurts Me 06/27 (“Amusement pier” / vocal overdub, take 5)
12. It Hurts Me 06/27 (“Amusement pier” / vocal overdub, take 6,7,8,9 & 10)
13. Trouble 06/30 (Opening section #1 / vocal overdub, take 3,4,5,6 & 7)
14. Guitar Man 06/30 (Alley / vocal overdub, take 1,2,3,4,5 & 6)
15. If I Can Dream 06/30 (TV Soundtrack version, take 1 & 2)
16. Musicians Warming Up 06/20
17. Singer presents Elvis #1 (commercial)
18. Singer presents Elvis #2 (commercial)


'Elvis: July / August 1970 - The Rehearsals 1 &11' New bootleg: File under "you have to be joking!" - haven't these all been issued before?
Two other great releases from ALHECODE Records! (who?) On these 2 releases you'll find unedited rehearsals from July & August 1970.
Many edits were done for official release so we've included all these recordings in it's unedited form on 2 volumes.
Volume 1 includes all available recordings from the August 7 rehearsal (even some parts for the first time on cd) + two recordings from July 14.
Volume 2 includes rehearsals from July 14, 15 & August 4, 10. And on both cd's an original TTWII radio spot.
These are Elvis fan only releases and released in limited quantities. (EIN is not surprised)
Including a booklet with photos and recording information.
As EIN commented in our controversial spotlight, The Bootleg Elvis Vault is at the bottom-of-the-barrel
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

VOLUME 1
01. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ #1
(Intro / Elvis entering the showroom)
02. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ #2
03. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
04. The Next Step Is Love
05. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
06. Polk Salad Annie
07. Oh Happy Day
08. I’ve Lost You
09. Mary In The Morning #1
10. Mary In The Morning #2
11. Sweet Caroline
12. Words
13. Patch It Up
14. Dialogue / Oh Happy Day
15. Talks (07/14)
16. Elvis talking and eating / Mary In The Morning (one line) (07/14)
17. ‘That’s The Way It Is’ radio spot
***ALL RECORDINGS UNEDITED***

VOLUME 2
01. That’s All Right (07/15)
02. Something (08/04)
03. Elvis talks with the Sweet Inspirations (08/04)
04. Words (07/14)
05. Love Me (07/15)
06. I Got My Mojo Working (07/15)
07. I’ve Lost You (07/15)
08. I’ve Lost You (reprise, 07/15)
09. Talks / Bridge Over Troubled Water (07/14)
10. Sweet Caroline / Words (07/14)
11. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It (few lines) (07/15)
12. Crying Time (07/15)
13. Ghost Riders In The Sky / Surrender (one line) (07/15)
14. Runaway (07/15)
15. It’s Now Or Never (07/15)
16. Peter Gunn (Instrumental, 07/15)
17. Instrumentals: Roll Out The Barrel / That’s All Folks (Warner Bros Theme) / I Could Have Danced All Night / Danny Boy (07/15)
18. Polk Salad Annie #1 (08/10)
19. Polk Salad Annie #2 (07/10)
20. I’ve Lost You (07/10)
21. ‘That’s The Way It Is’ radio spot
***ALL RECORDINGS UNEDITED***

'Elvis On Tour' New Greensboro Bootleg: With the 50th anniversary approaching the bootleg market is keen to get your dollars. After all FTD / SONY will be releasing their official versions in 2022.
This week 'Golden Globe Records' presents 'Elvis On Tour' April 14, 1972 Greensboro, North Carolina.
Golden Globe Records presents their third deluxe 2LP set containing the fantastic April 14 1972 show recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina. In total 4 shows were recorded for the Golden Globe winning motion picture “Elvis On Tour”. This is the very first proper high quality outing of this show on vinyl.
Presented in a beautiful deluxe gatefold cover containing 2 high quality 180 grams coloured vinyl albums.
A CD version is also added to this package.
This limited edition is available in RED or BLUE vinyl. (EIN is not surprised!)
Perhaps it is a nice treat for VINYL collectors but surely Elvis collectors who buy these bootlegs must already have Elvis Greensboro via another previous bootleg.

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TRACKLISTING LP:
SIDE A
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)
02  See See Rider (Traditional)
03  Proud Mary (John C. Fogerty)
04  Never Been To Spain (Hoyt Axton)
05  You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins)
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie)
SIDE B
01  Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
02  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller)
03  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley)
04  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
05  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller)
06  Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley)
07  A Big Hunk O’Love (Schroeder/Wyche)
08  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
SIDE C
01  Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
02  Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/E. Presley)
03  Introductions by Elvis
04  For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)
05  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury)
SIDE D
01  Burning Love (Dennis Linde)
02  Release Me (Eddie Miller/Robert Yount)
03  Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
04  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)
05  Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks - Rehearsal April 5, 1972, Buffalo, New York
06  Instrumental # 2 - Burning Love
07  Hound Dog
08  Bridge Over Troubled Water
09  A Big Hunk O’Love
10  I Can’t Stop Loving You

CD TRACKLISTING:
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra
02  See See Rider
03  Proud Mary
04  Never Been To Spain
05  You Gave Me A Mountain
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go
07  Polk Salad Annie
08  Love Me
09  All Shook Up
10  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11  Hound Dog
12  Heartbreak Hotel
13  A Big Hunk O’Love
14  Bridge Over Troubled Water
15  Suspicious Minds
16  Love Me Tender
17  Introductions by Elvis
18  For The Good Times
19  An American Trilogy
20  Burning Love
21  Release Me
22  Funny How Time Slips Away
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love
24  Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks Rehearsal April 5, 1972 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York
25  Instrumental # 2 - Burning Love
26  Hound Dog
27  Bridge Over Troubled Water
28  A Big Hunk O’Love
29  I Can’t Stop Loving You

'Collected Works Part Two' TTWII New Bootleg: Yet more 'TTWII" rehearsals out on bootleg - can we hear the barrel being scraped?
'Collected Works Part Two' JULY / AUGUST 1970. The publicity states.. It’s 1970 and it’s the start of a new Vegas season. Again the record company is present to record the first shows of what is often referred to as Elvis’ “Summer Festival 1970”. The recordings were meant for both the release of a documentary filmed by MGM and the accompanying soundtrack. But not only the record company had tapes rolling during the shows and the rehearsals. Also MGM did some so called CAMERA RECORDINGS. This set presents you some of these important recordings. Often more complete or unique compared to the recordings made by RCA.
Especially the July 14 rehearsal recordings contain some not to be missed essential recordings. Most likely only MGM has recorded this rehearsal.  On this set you are able to
hear some of these recordings not issued at all or not issued in their entirety on any other release to date. For example Elvis and the band are listening to the acetates of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” , and according to Elvis it would be “a hell of a production on stage”. In which he was right. Besides some essential conversations the performances are very powerful and a great example of Elvis’ vocal abilities.
Also presented here are some essential uncut and unedited recordings from the July 15 rehearsal.
The recordings presented here are a great addition to the brilliant 50th anniversary release. None of these recordings are sourced from this release and all recordings are uncut, unedited, and remastered using the latest technology for your listening pleasure.
The final MGM recordings were made on August 14, during the midnight show and also these recordings are featured on this set.
As a bonus this set includes the complete soundtrack (on 2 cd’s) with all its overdubs and edits as can be heard in the original 1970 theatrical version. Unique mono mixes from 1970.
This limited edition is now available.
EIN NOTE: Elvis collectors who buy these bootlegs must surely have the previous TTWII rehearsal releases plus previous TTWII outtake DVDs.
As EIN commented in our controversial spotlight, The Bootleg Elvis Vault is at the bottom-of-the-barrel
DISC 1 -  July 14, 1970:
01 Words
02 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me #1
03 Polk Salad Annie
04 Sweet Caroline Intro - Words
05 Bring Over Those Acetates & Bridge Over Troubled Water**
06 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me #2
07 The Next Step Is Love #1*
08 The Next Step Is Love #2
09 Bridge Over Troubled Water - acetate playback
10 The Next Step Is Love - acetate playback*
11 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - acetate playback July 15, 1970:
12 I’ve Lost You & Reprise
13 It’s Your Baby You Rock It
14 Cryin’ Time
15 Ghost Riders In The Sky - Surrender
16 Runaway
17 It’s Now Or Never - Danny Boy
18 Peter Gunn Theme
19 Instrumentals: Roll Out The Barrel - Warner Bros Theme - I Could Have Danced All Night - Danny Boy July 29, 1970:
20 Such A Night July 14, 1970:
21 Talking About Glen D. Being Late
22 Eating And Chatting
*  composition **two sources

DISC 2
01 Words (July 14)
02 The Next Step Is Love - acetate playback & rehearsal (July 14)
03 Cryin’ Time (July 15)
04 That’s All Right #2 (July 15)
05 Little Sister (July 29)
06 What’d I Say - Stranger In The Crowd (July 29) - How the Web Was Woven (July 15) 
07 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (July 29)
08 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (July 29)
09 You don’t Have To Say You Love Me - acetate playback with the Sweet Inspirations (August 4)
10 Bridge Over Troubled Water (August 4)
11 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (August 7)
12 Mary In The Morning (August 7)*
13 Polk Salad Annie (August 7)
14 Alex Shoofey Talks
15 That’s All Right (August 10)
16 Mystery Train - Tiger Man  (August 12 MS)
17 I’ve Lost You (August 12 DS)
18 Patch It Up (August 12 DS)
19 Monologue
20 Love Me Tender (August 12 DS)
21 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (August 11 DS)
BONUS MATERIAL COMPLETE VERSIONS:
22 That’s All Right #2 (July 15)
23 Little Sister - Get Back (July 29)
24 What’d I Say (July 29)
25 Stranger In The Crowd (July 29)
26 How The Web Was Woven (July 15)
* composition

DISC 3
01 Sweet Caroline (August 12 MS)
02 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (August 11 DS) 
03 Tiger Man (August 12 MS)
04 Bridge Over Troubled Water (August 11 DS)
05 Heartbreak Hotel (August 12 MS)
06 One Night (August 12 MS) 
07 Blue Suede Shoes (August 12 MS)
08 All Shook Up (August 12 MS)
09 Polk Salad Annie (August 12 MS)
10 Musical Intermezzo (August 12 MS)
11 Suspicious Minds (August 12 MS)
12 Can’t Help Falling In Love (August 12 MS)
13 Closing Vamp (August 12 MS)
BONUS MATERIAL COMPLETE VERSIONS:
14 You don’t Have To Say You Love Me (July 29)
15 Bridge Over Troubled Water (August 4)
16 Mary In The Morning #1 (August 7)
17 Mary In The Morning #2 (August 7)
AUGUST 14 MGM CAMERA RECORDINGS:
18 Polk Salad Annie
19 All Shook Up (incomplete)
20 Blue Suede Shoes
21 One Night
22 Opening Vamp - That’s All Right (incomplete) 
23 Love Me Tender (incomplete)
24 Suspicious Minds (incomplete) 
25 Can’t Help Falling In Love (incomplete)

'Collected Works Part Two' TTWII Rehearsal New Bootleg: Yet more 'TTWII" rehearsals out on bootleg - can we hear the barrel being scraped?
'Collected Works Part Two' August 1970 Rehearsals. Vollume 3 in the COLLECTED WORKS series presents you some fantastic recordings from August 1970. Just as with the tracks on volume 2 these recordings are an addition to the brilliant 50th anniversary release. There should be no need to re-release the same recordings presented on that release. The tracks selected for this set are either unreleased or not issued the way they are presented here. That means more complete, uncut and unedited.
For the first time, you can hear the rehearsals of the backing vocalists singing along with acetates during the August 4 rehearsal. Also, all uncut and unedited versions of the August 7 rehearsal are included. For example, you can hear Elvis suggests to Dennis Sanders (as a joke we hope) to hang Lamar from the balcony, which got a big laugh from the insiders present. Again the recordings that are officially released are left out to avoid offering the same material over and over again.
The official release of the AUGUST 10 rehearsal has been a big subject of discussion. Unfortunately the songs are not recorded in their entirety.  On the official releases these recordings have been made complete for listening pleasure. Although the results were pretty good, the necessary editing resulted in parts of the original recordings being cut. Here we present you the original rehearsal as recorded on august 10  1970. These recordings are remastered & speed corrected using the latest technology, with great result.
As a bonus this deluxe package contains the LOST PERFORMANCES on DVD (for the first time!). This fan favorite was previously bootlegged as a DVD in 2013.
This limited edition (including 16 page booklet) is now available.
EIN NOTE: Elvis collectors who buy these bootlegs must surely have the previous TTWII rehearsal releases plus previous TTWII outtake DVDs.
As EIN commented in our controversial spotlight, The Bootleg Elvis Vault is at the bottom-of-the-barrel
TRACKLISTING:
01  You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me           August   4, 1970
02  Twenty Days & Twenty Nights      August   4, 1970
Above: Felton Jarvis with Millie Kirkham,
The Sweet Inspirations & The Imperials
03  Conversation About Gigi & Bitsy Mott     August   4, 1970
04  Conversation                     August   7, 1970
05  You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me     August   7, 1970
06  Conversation                      August   7, 1970
07  The Next Step Is Love - incomplete      August   7, 1970
08 Oh Happy Day # 1 – incomplete       August   7, 1970
     Oh Happy Day # 2                      August   7, 1970
09  Fooling Around              August   7, 1970
10  I’ve Lost You - incomplete              August   7, 1970
       Above: Uncut rehearsal part
11  Winding Down / Oh Happy Day      August   7, 1970
12 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ #1              August 10, 1970
13 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me #1      August 10, 1970
14 Polk Salad Annie #1                      August 10, 1970
15 I’ve Lost You #1              August 10, 1970
16 I Just Can’t Help Believin’              August 10, 1970
17 Something                      August 10, 1970
18 Sweet Caroline                      August 10, 1970
19 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me #2      August 10, 1970
20 Polk Salad Annie #2                      August 10, 1970
21 I’ve Lost You #2              August 10, 1970

22 Bridge Over Troubled Water                   August 10, 1970
23 Patch It Up                      August 10, 1970
24 Can’t Help Falling In Love              August 10, 1970
25 Oh Happy Day #1 - Oh Happy Day #2             August   7, 1970
26 I’ve Lost You - incomplete             August   7, 1970
       Above: Uncut rehearsal part in stereo
27 Dressing Room Conversations             August 10, 1970
28 Dressing Room Conversations             August 10, 1970
29 I Just Can’t Help Believin’             August 10, 1970
30 Backstage Conversations             August 10, 1970
31 Backstage Conversations & Oh Happy Day     August 10, 1970
32 Backstage Right Before The Opening Show      August 10, 1970
     That’s All Right                       August 10, OS

DVD: THE LOST PERFORMANCES
Early in 1986, during a routine inspection of the underground vaults at the MGM/Turner library in Kansas, a pallet loaded with cans was discovered. The cans contained numerous original negative trims and outtakes from “That’s The Way It Is” and “Elvis On Tour”, which have now been edited together to create this fabulous compilation, a must for fans and collectors.


Thursday 2 September 2021
'Kansas City '74 Revisited - Afternoon Performance (Stereo / Mono Version)' New Import: From Millbranch Music a release of a limited edition 2cd version of their recent 'Kansas City '74 Revisited' the June 29, 1974 Afternoon Show in (newly created) stereo and as the original mono soundboard recording.
Released only four weeks ago the premium package 2CD / DVD-set Kansas City Revisited' has already sold out! As quite a few fans requested the release of the previously unreleased Afternoon Show in its original form (in "glorious mono sound, directly from the soundboard) we decided to release a Special Limited 2-CD Edition featuring exactly this "raw tape" version along with the stereo version as featured on our first release of this concert.
Listen to the exciting performance by Elvis from his fabulous early Summer 1974 Tour. Kansas City was the place to go on June 29, 1974, because Elvis was willing to deliver two extremely entertaining shows of high standard - and he did!
The evening show of this day has been released a couple of times already, but have you ever heard the Afternoon Show from the same day as a soundboard recording? Probably yes, especially when you got yourself a copy of our recent 2-CD / 1-DVD release. If you haven't been so lucky, or preferred the original mono version, this is the set for you.
Tracks: June 29, 1974 - Afternoon Performance (Stereo and Mono Version)
01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman - Amen
03. Love Me
04. Trying To Get To You
05. All Shook Up
06. Love Me Tender
07. Hound Dog
08. Fever
09. Polk Salad Annie
10. Why Me Lord
11. Suspicious Minds
12. Band Introductions
13. I Can't Stop Loving You
14. Help Me
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Let Me Be There
17. Funny How Times Slips Away
18. Big Boss Man
19. Steamroller Blues
20. Can't Help Falling In Love (Recorded June 15, 1974 afternoon show Fort Worth, TX)

Saturday 28 August 2021

New MRS VINYL Review: What Elvis playlist do you listen to on August 16th ever year? Mine is always some recent new VINYL.
There is something so tactile and visual about VINYL that not only does it feel more "genuine" but it also reminds me of when Elvis was alive and everything we listened to was on vinyl.
This year 2021 - while in CV19 lockdown - my most recently acquired vinyl were the three recent MRS VINYL releases and what fine and innovative albums they are.
- 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – August 1969' - Single album.
- 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – January Thru February 1970' - Double album.
- 'Elvis Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals' - Triple album.
Featuring three concerts of Elvis at the height of his Las Vegas return-to-splendour power, plus a triple album of Elvis' TTWII rehearsals, all packaged as stunning vinyl releases - these were certainly a neat way of celebrating Elvis Week.

EIN's Piers Beagley spins the discs and checks them out.
(Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Collected Work Part 1 Feb 70' New Import: Elvis' first live LP "Elvis In Person" reached the gold status in less than two months after its release. No wonder RCA decided to record another live album early 1970. This resulted in the "Elvis On Stage" LP featuring live performances from February 1970 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. The whole project as produced by Felton Jarvis contained slight overdubs and applause.
The recordings presented here are mostly undubbed or they are presented in unique mixes. Most of the tracks are sourced from near mint acetates containing those unique mixes.
The original "Elvis On Stage" LP only reached the gold status eight months after its release. A reason may be that the album did not contain the usual golden oldies which you would expect on a live album. The album showed Elvis has grown beyond his hits and became an all-round entertainer. Also presented in this box set are two complete AUDIENCE recorded midnight performances after the RCA crew left the building.
Just as all recordings on this set also these vibrant audience recordings are digitally remastered for optimum listening pleasure.
EIN Note: All previously released bootleg material with two average sounding audience recordings. Feb 21 previously on 'Let It Be Me', Feb 22 on 'Kentucky Rain'. More proof that the bootleg barrel is empty. Buyer Beware.
DISC 1
1 Let It Be Me February 17, 1970 DS
2 Proud Mary February 16, 1970 DS undubbed
3 Sweet Caroline February 16, 1970 DS undubbed
4 Polk Salad Annie February 16, 1970 MS
5 Don't Cry Daddy February 17, 1970 MS
6 Kentucky Rain February 17, 1970 MS
7 Let It Be Me February 17, 1970 MS undubbed
8 The Wonder Of You February 18, 1970 DS undubbed
9 C.C. Rider February 18, 1970 MS undubbed
10 Release Me February 18, 1970 MS undubbed
11 Polk Salad Annie February 18, 1970 MS undubbed
12 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 18, 1970 MS
13 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS
14 Proud Mary February 19, 1970 DS
15 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS
16 Don't Cry Daddy February 19, 1970 DS
17 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS
18 Kentucky Rain February 19, 1970 DS
19 Let It Be Me February 19, 1970 DS
20 I Can't Stop Loving You February 19, 1970 DS
21 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 19, 1970 DS
22 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS
23 Release Me / February 19, 1970 DS
24 C.C. Rider February 19, 1970 DS
25 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 19, 1970 MS undubbed
26 Polk Salad Annie February 16 1970 MS different source

DISC 2
AUDIENCE Recorded February 21, 1970 Midnight Show
1 Opening Vamp
2 All Shook Up
3 I Got A Woman
4 Long Tall Sally
5 Don't Cry Daddy
6 Hound Dog
7 Love Me Tender

8 Kentucky Rain
9 Let It Be Me
10 I Can't Stop Lovng You
11 Walk A Mile In My Shoes
12 In The Ghetto
13 Sweet Caroline
14 Polk Salad Annie
15 Introductions
16 Suspicious Minds
17 Can't Help Falling In Love

DISC 3
AUDIENCE Recorded February 22, 1970 Midnight Show
1 Opening Vamp
2 All Shook Up
3 I Got A Woman
4 Long Tall Sally
5 Don't Cry Daddy
6 Monologue
7 Hound Dog
8 Monologue
9 Love Me Tender
10 Kentucky Rain
11 Let It Be Me
12 Monologue
13 Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start)
14 C.C. Rider
15 Sweet Caroline
16 Polk Salad Annie
17 Introductions
18 Suspicious Minds
19 Introduction Of Roy Orbison
20 Can't Help Falling In Love*
21 Interview At Houston Airport
Track 20 Recorded February 20, 1970 Dinner Show


Wednesday 25 August 2021
MRS 'Elvis September 1970' CD Sampler: "It's been a long time baby" since EIN has got hold of a promotional 'CD Sampler' for a new Elvis release.
Samplers do become real collectables, so perhaps RCA/FTD should be thinking about one for their future 'On Tour' release.
MRS however have released a very impressive new five track sampler for their  ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970' which will be out on 24th September 2021.
The sampler runs 12 minutes and gives a unique insight into this previously unreleased 2nd September Las Vegas Dinner show.
The first thing of note is that the audio quality is extremely good for a soundboard.
Not only that but MRS are releasing a "digitally extracted" stereo version.
And there is no doubt at all that Elvis was up for some fun that night.
He plays with the band and teases the audience to great effect. RCA sure haven't released this show!
It sounds more like Elvis' good humour often shown in his Midnight concerts rather than the more sedate Dinner shows. - And what a stylish CD design too!
Truly a collector's delight.
EIN gives you the opportunity to check out two
tracks - please note that these are MP3 and not the true quality.
Listen > - 'Elvis talks about 'Heartbreak Hotel' - "I'm gonna leap off the stage"
Listen > - 'One Night'
You can preorder the live set via Amazon UK - and also directly via the MRS shop
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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Friday 20 August 2021
'Elvis Sings Double Trouble' New Import: The Gold Standard label presents 'Elvis Sings Double Trouble and Other Great Songs'.
A new cd from our movie series. Including all the masters for the movie in great Binaural sound, some alternate versions, demo versions (Incl. an alternate title song and 2 unused songs), movie versions (incl. the more than 3 minutes movie version of 'I Love Only One Girl' with lots of overdubs especially done for the movie), a radio spot and as a bonus a rare acetate recording of 'There's So Much World To See'.
A great addition to the official releases with all known "alternate" recordings collected on one great cd!
As all releases from the Gold Standard label this is a very limited edition release.
EIN Note: This CD contains four versions of Elvis singing 'Old MacDonald'. Did we not say that the bootleg barrel was near empty?

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
01. ’Double Trouble’ radio spot
02. Double Trouble (binaural master)
03. Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love (binaural master / without backing vocals)
04. Could I Fall In Love (binaural master)
05. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (binaural master)
06. City By Night (binaural master)
07. Old MacDonald (binaural master)
08. I Love Only One Girl (binaural master)
09. There’s So Much World To See (binaural  master)
10. It Won’t Be Long (binaural master)
11. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub)
12. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal only)
13. City By Night (track / take 3)
14. Old MacDonald (track / take 7)
15. Old MacDonald (vocal overdub)
16. Main Title / Double Trouble (movie opening / including score)
17. I Love Only One Girl (movie version / including score)
18. Double Trouble (demo / alternate title song)
19. Just You Wait And See (demo / not used)
20. Could I Fall In Love (demo)
21. Please Stay Out Of My Dreams (demo / not used)
22. There’s So Much World To See (record version - transfer / acetate)
23. Old MacDonald (vocal only)

'Please Release Me - And Other Great Songs!' New Import CD: Paradise Road Records presents ' Elvis Sings Please Release Me - And Other Great Songs!' at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Yet another AUDIENCE recording re-release.
A new album with the great August 24, 1970 midnight show and a part of the pre-show of the August 12, 1970 midnight show with 'A Thing Called Love' by The Imperials.
The August 24 midnight show is an audience recording (in very good sound) not to be missed with Elvis in great mood singing parts of 'Ave Maria' and 'Spanish Eyes', a great version of 'When The Snow Is On The Roses'  (with 3 false starts), the medley 'Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and a great show ending when Elvis singing 'Release Me' after the first notes of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.
The pre-show tracks by The Imperials is a nice addition taken from the MGM tapes.
Together with our 'Oh Happy Day' release this cd contains probably one of the most interesting shows from Elvis 3rd Vegas season and presented on this cd in the best possible sound!
Including a booklet with photos and recording information.
EIN Notes: Previously available as 'The Hillbilly Cat Returns' in pretty average sound quality. Buyer Beware.
1. A Thing Called Love (The Imperials)
2. On The Other Side (The Imperials)
3. Orchestra Intro
4. Opening Vamp
5. That’s All Right
6. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) / I Got A Woman
7. Spanish Eyes (Excerpt)
8. Tiger Man
9. Elvis Talks
10. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
11. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. Band Introductions
14. Johnny B. Goode
15. Celebrity Introductions
16. When The Snow Is On The Roses (With 3 False Starts)
17. Celebrity Introductions
18. The Wonder Of You
19. Heartbreak Hotel (With 4 False Starts)
20. One Night (With 2 Breaks)
21. All Shook Up (False Start Only)
22. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
23. Hound Dog
24. Bridge Over Troubled Water
25. Suspicious Minds
26. Can’t Help Falling In Love  (with false start) / Release Me
27. Can’t Help Falling In Love
BONUS TRACK
28. Orchestra Intro
Tracks 1-3 recorded on August 12, 1970, midnight show.
Track 4-28 recorded on August 24, 1970, midnight show.

Wednesday 11 August 2021

'Elvis Back In Nashville' New Release: The secret of the "Special Listening Session and Live Unboxing Taping" event at Elvis Week is revealed to be the new 50th Anniversary set of Elvis' 1971 RCA Nashville sessions.

Following on from last year's critically successful 'From Elvis In Nashville' deluxe set, SONY / RCA is releasing a 4 CD deluxe set 'Elvis Back In Nashville' as well as the 2 LP vinyl companion.

The set features 82 tracks, two sides of session 'masters' plus two cds of Outtakes.
The CDs are themed
CD.1 - The Country / Folk Sides / Piano Recordings / Pop Sides
CD.2 - The Religious Sides & The Christmas Sides
CD.3 - Session Outtakes
CD.4 - The Religious & Christmas Outtakes

EIN presumes the set will be remixed by Matt Ross Spang is a similar way to last year's Nashville set to help bring out the creative nature of the session.
No official SONY announcement as yet - although the tracklist has been posted.

Highlights will be... I’m Leavin’, It’s Only Love, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Early Mornin' Rain, Help Me Make It Through The Night, Until It’s Time For You To Go, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right and others


The "Live Unboxing" will be streamed on YouTube - Go HERE and set a reminder!

Go HERE to 'Elvis FTD / SONY News 2021' for the tracklist


(News, Source;Phoenix Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: Back In Nashville' Vinyl tracklist: RCA/Legacy Recordings will release Elvis: Back In Nashville, the definitive presentation of Presley's May-June 1971 Nashville studio sessions on Friday, November 12.
The 4 CD collection presents 82 pristine Studio original recordings, free of overdubs.
Graceland is also offering an exclusive 2LP 12" color vinyl collectors pressing of 'Elvis: Back In Nashville'.
A standard 2LP 12" vinyl version of the album will also be available.
The vinyl tracklist features the best selection of outtakes and remixed original recordings
Elvis: Back In Nashville Graceland 2LP 12" vinyl edition is available for pre-order from EPE here. US$24.98


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

2LPs -
SIDE A – POP:
1.I'm Leavin' – take 1
2.It's Only Love – take 9
3.We Can Make The Morning – master with backing vocals
4.Love Me, Love The Life I Lead – takes 5 & 6
5.My Way – take 3 (Master)

SIDE B – COUNTRY/FOLK:
1.Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 3
2.Early Mornin' Rain – take 11
3.Until It's Time For You To Go – remake
4.Lady Madonna – impromptu performance
5.(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me - take 1
6. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
SIDE C: GOSPEL:
1.Seeing Is Believing
2.An Evening Prayer – take 2
3.I've Got Confidence - take 1
4.Put Your Hand In The Hand
5.He Touched Me – takes 1-2
6.Bosom Of Abraham – takes 2

SIDE D: CHRISTMAS:
1.If I Get Home On Christmas Day – take 3
2.I'll Be Home On Christmas Day – take 4
3.Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees – take 4
4.Merry Christmas Baby – unedited

'I'm Leavin'' Take 1 - Promo New Mix: Don't miss out on this first official audio promo for the new 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' deluxe set.

Engineer Matt Ross Spang brings out the delightful ambience of Elvis and the band as they rehearse and then try out the exquisite June 1971 single 'I'm Leavin''

The song made #23 in the UK charts but only #36 in the US.

GO HERE TO YOUTUBE.

Hopefully the rest of the sessions glow in this golden light!

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 9 August 2021
'Elvis 26 - Essential Sixties Splices Vol. 2' New Import CD: After the first release in this series (25) CMT is proud to present the second volume, again some  incredible  brand new, unreleased spliced takes are on this release and focusses on 1961;
Elvis was 26 when he recorded all these great tracks.
As always, expect some nice surprises, since a lot of the tracks sound very different than what has been released before.
It kicks of with an AMAZING new version of "His Latest Flame" , in the studio they tried out different tempo's, these are combined here and the opening starts of slow and turns into a great new version!
Another highlight is the new "harmony" version of "I'm Yours", where the album version is harmony all the way, this version only has parts, it sounds fresh and to our humble opinion better then the versions released so far. "Follow That Dream" has a longer ending, using all takes available to get a different sound.
Also included is a spliced take of "Can't Help Falling in Love", which uses officially unreleased takes.
We could go on and on, since every track on this album is something you have never heard, pre-order now so you can enjoy another great CMT release!
Limited to 500 copies this one will be sold out soon, pre-order now!

TRACKLISTING:
1. His Latest Flame - spliced take  1,1,2,2,3,3,12,10,12
2. Little Sister - spliced take 4,1,2,fs,10,11,9,7,9,9
3. I Feel So Bad - spliced take 1,2,2,1,2
4. Good Luck Charm - spliced take 2,3,3,1
5.Kiss Me Quick - spliced take 8,9,4,1
6. For the Millionth and the Last Time - spliced take 3,4,8,1
7. I’m Coming Home - alternate master
8. In Your Arms - spliced take 1,1,1,2,1,2,2,1
9. Put the Blame on Me - spliced take 1,2
10. Judy - spliced take  1,2,5,6,7,4
11. I Want You With Me - spliced take1/rehearsal/take 1,2
12. Follow That Dream - spliced take 1,2,4,3,2,4
13. Rock-A-Hula Baby - spliced take 2,3
14. King of the Whole Wide World - spliced take 2,4,5,6,9,10
15. There’s Always Me - spliced take  8,9,9,9
16. Give Me the Right - spliced take 1,2,2,2,2
17. It’s A Sin - spliced take 1,2,4
18. Sentimental Me - spliced take 1,2,2,2
19. Starting Today - spliced take 2,1
20. Gently - harmony version (take 4 & 5)
21. Anything That’s Part of You - spliced take 1,8,8,1
22. I’m Yours - alternate master
23. That’s Someone You’ll Never Forget - spliced take 5,7
24. I Met Her Today - spliced take 16,7
25. Can’t Help Falling in Love - spliced take 5,9

'Long Lonely Highway Vol.2' Import CD: An 'MTP' release. Since the FTD release of the first volume more and more alternate "Studio B" tracks were released, but are not played often due to all takes on one album.
This series needs no further introduction and continues to deliver some rare and hard to find complete takes in the best available sound!
Includes, 'Fame And Fortune' Take 15, 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' Spliced Take 8,9, 'Dirty, Dirty Feeling' Take 4, 'Gently' Take 4, 'It’s Your Baby, You Rock It' Undubbed Master, 'It Ain’t No Big Thing'  Undubbed Master, and many more..
If you bought previous volumes, be sure to get this one, since it is "Meant to be played"
EIN Note: Nothing here that collectors don't already have
Tracklist
01. Fame And Fortune - Take 15
02. The Girl Of My Best Friend  - Spliced Take 8,9
03. Dirty, Dirty Feeling  - Take 4
04. I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs  - Take 4
05. Gently  - Take 4
06. Kiss Me Quick  - Take 3
07. His Latest Flame  - Take 4
08. I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever  - Take 2
09. She’s Not You  - Take 2/Wp Take 1
10. Please Don’t Drag That String Around  - Take 5
11. What Now, What Next, Where To  - Take 1
12. Come What May  - Take 4
13. Indescribably Blue  - Take 1
14. Mine  - Take 13
15. Singing Tree  - Take 8
16. Just Call Me Lonesome  - Take 6
17. We Call On Him  - Take 3
18. U.S. Male  - Spliced Take 9,10
19. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It - Undubbed Master
20. It Ain’t No Big Thing -  Undubbed Master
21. For Lovin’ Me  - Take 8
22. A Thing Called Love  - Take 3
Bonus track
23. Long Lonely Highway - Take 2

Saturday 7 August 2021
'Felton Jarvis - 40th Anniversary' Import CD: Felton Jarvis worked for RCA Victor and became involved in Elvis' studio sessions from 1966 onwards. In the late 1950s he also recorded songs (including 'Don't Knock Elvis'!) but Jarvis is better known as a record producer.
Unfortunately health problems caused his early death in 1981 aged only 46.
In 1980, three years after Elvis' death, Jarvis was the first producer to have the idea "refreshing" Elvis' recordings. By remaking the musicians' background, added to Elvis' original vocal track, a new version could be created. The result of this was the 1981 album "Guitar Man". This idea has been repeated multiple times since!
The Felton-Import label announces the release of the double CD "Felton Jarvis - 40th Anniversary" which includes songs by Felton Jarvis, Mac davis, James Burton, 18 tracks by Elvis, songs Jarvis helped create, interviews plus a 12-page booklet.

CD 1:
Elvis Introduces Felton - Don´t Knock Elvis (Felton Jarvis) - Felton Jarvis Interview 1977 - Little Wheel (Felton Jarvis) - Dimples (Felton Jarvis) - Too Much Twistin´ (Mac Davis) - Swingin´ Cat (Felton Jarvis) - Hones John (Felton Jarvis) - One More Time (Kidney Disease Awareness Feat. Felton Jarvis) - Goin´ Down Town (Felton Jarvis) - Indian Love Call (Felton Jarvis) - Such A Night (Vince Everett) - Sheila (Tommy Row) - Be-I-Bye (Felton Jarvis & the Fel-Tones) - Ski King (Felton Jarvis & The Fel-Tones) - Too Many Tigers (Felton Jarvis) - Knickle Knockle (Felton Jarvis) - Cortelia Clark Interview - Baby, What Have I Done (Cortelia Clark) - How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley) - If Everyday Was Like Christmas (Elvis Presley) - Felton´s Elvis Motorcycle Story - Suppose (Elvis Presley) - Mexican Horns (Don Bowman) - Big Boss Man (Elvis Presley) - U. S. Male (Elvis Presley) - Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley) - Felton Jarvis Talks About His Career (Part 1)

CD 2:
You Don´t Have To Say You Love Me (Elvis Presley) - Whole Lotta Shakin´ Going On (Elvis Presley) - Early Morning Rain (Elvis Presley) - It´s Still Here (Elvis Presley) - Polk Salad Annie (James Burton) - My Way (Elvis Presley) - Burning Love (Elvis Presley) - Felton Jarvis Talks About His Career (Part 2) - I´ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Elvis Presley) - Talk About the Good Times (Elvis Presley) - Felton Jarvis Imperstonating Elvis - T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Elvis Presley) - She Thinks I Still Care (Elvis Presley) - Pledging My Love (Elvis Presley) - CMA Awards 1978 - Guitar Man / What´d I Say (Elvis Presley)


Friday 30 July 2021
'ELVIS: Las Vegas Hilton ‘73' FTD Review: Released last month as double 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis in two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton, August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM) - in his 9th Las Vegas season.
The August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show) is an old favourite that was released as a Fort Baxter bootleg back in 1995 on 'A Profile The King On Stage Vol 1'. It was a "stereo sound booth audience recording" in pretty good quality.
The September 2, 1973 (3AM show) however is previously unreleased - and it is great fun!
After the earlier traumas Elvis’ health had improved by his 1973 Las Vegas Summer Season and while there is a slight feeling of boredom (which can be no surprise after the peak of Aloha) Elvis was enjoying himself teasing the audience and playing pranks. He would also add new songs ‘Trouble’ and ‘My Boy’ to the setlist while still feeling the freshness of ‘Steamroller Blues’.
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & Piers Beagley check out this new set ....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)

'Kickin' It Down In Baltimore' New Import: From the Ampex label ''Kickin' It Down In Baltimore'' the fantastic November, 9 1971 concert in Baltimore, MD.
While previously released on ''An Unforgettable Night In Baltimore'' we have managed to find a much better sounding tape from a completely new AUDIENCE RECORDING source!
The november tour hasn't properly been represented before outside of a soundboard and a couple of not so good audience recordings, a shame because after a tired but succesful vegas season Elvis reinvigorated himself and performed what could be considered his best tour of the 70's, decked in some newly made jumpsuits and shows usually lasting over and hour combined with the newly joined J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet replacing the Imperials good times never seemed so good, so it's great when a good sounding tape like this shows up after nearly 50 years proving what an electrifying performer Elvis really was.
Featuring fantastic performances of ''It's Now Or Never'' ''Are You Lonesome Tonight'' ''How Great Thou Art'' ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'' ''Help Me Make It Through "The Night'' ''The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'' and many more, presented in a digipack filled with photos this release will be sure to please your eyes and ears.
We have more releases in store featuring some brand new shows!
Check audio sample HERE - https://we.tl/t-vvVVmqvBCi
01. That's All Right
02. I Got A Woman / Amen
03. Proud Mary
04. Love Me Tender
05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Johnny B. Goode (incomplete)
09. Love Me
10. Heartbreak Hotel
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. It's Now Or Never
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight
14. Hound Dog
15. How Great Thou Art
16. Introductions
17. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
18. Bridge Over Troubled Water
19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
20. Help Me Make It Through The Night
21. Suspicious Minds
22. Can't Help Falling In Love

'Elvis Hilton Dinner Show 5th Feb 1973' Import CD & Vinyl: From UK's Townsend Music label the 'Elvis Vegas Hilton Dinner Show, 5th February 1973'.
The publicity notes.. Fresh from the triumph of his historic Aloha From Hawaii TV special, Elvis launched into another sold-out season at the Las Vegas Hilton, singing to sold-out audiences of 2000 a time.
Although he had recently filed for divorce and was allegedly battling throat troubles, as well as taking a good number of prescription meds, he put on a typically slick and entertaining show.
- An incredible performance live from Las Vegas, Nevada
- Includes the entire PBS-TV broadcast
-  Presented here together with background notes and images.
On CD and Limited Edition White Vinyl. See Townsend Music here for orders.
EIN Note: This was never a PBS broadcast. The Feb 5th dinner show has never been released in any good quality so we believe it to be the well-known Feb 3rd Dinner show.Whatever you think, this seems to be a con or at least barrel-scraping  
Track Listing:
1. 2001 A Space Odyssey > Cc Rider
2. I Got A Woman > Amen
3. Until It's Time For You To Go
4. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
5. Steamroller Blues
6. You Gave Me A Mountain
7. Fever
8. Love Me
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. Love Me Tender
11. Johnny B. Goode
12. Hound Dog
13. What Now My Love
14. Suspicious Minds.
15. Band Introduction
16. I'll Remember You
17. I Can't Stop Loving You
18. An American Trilogy
19. Can't Help Falling In Love

Thursday 22 July 2021
‘Fall '61 - The October Sessions (Double Album)’ New PD CD: ELVIS ONE presents 'Fall '61 - The October Sessions: 60th Anniv edition'. This album is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the October 1961 sessions at RCA's Studio B in Nashville and Radio Recorders Studio B in Hollywood . Including many alternate takes in great sound, the original mono masters, radio spots from the movie 'Kid Galahad' and more! A total of 42 tracks on 2 cds!!
Including 'Night Rider', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'For The Millionth And The Last Time', 'I Met Her Today' and others... Many of the alternate takes are still unreleased by Elvis' record company. Also the 'Kid Galahad' radio spots are previously unreleased on cd and taken from the rare original promotional record for the movie.
This is a limited special edition from The Bootleg Series. Enjoy this celebration!!
EIN Note: All the 'Kid Galahad' outakes were released on the recent FTD "complete sessions", while the POT LUCK "complete sessions" will cover all those outakes in brilliant audio quality.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
DISC ONE - MASTERS & OUTTAKES
01. Night Rider (master take 3)
02. Anything That’s Part Of You (master take 10)
03. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 2)
04. I Met Her Today (take 2 & 3)
05. I Met Her Today (take 7)
06. Good Luck Charm (master take 4)
07. Anything That’s Part Of You (take 3)
08. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 9 & 11)
09. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 6)
10. I Met Her Today (take 10, 11, 12 & 13)
11. Anything That’s Part Of You (take 6 & 7)
12. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 5)
13. I Met Her Today (take 14)
14. Home Is Where The Heart Is (take 12)
15. King Of The Whole Wide World (take 6)
16. Riding The Rainbow (take 6)
17. This Is Living (take 8)
18. Riding The Rainbow (M4, take 9)
19. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 3 & 4)
20. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 8)
21. I Met Her Today (take 5 & 6)
22. I Met Her Today (take 15 & 17)
23. I Met Her Today (take 19 & 20)
DISC TWO - MONO MASTERS & RADIO SPOTS
01. For The Millionth And The Last Time
02. Good Luck Charm
03. Anything That’s Part Of You
04. I Met Her Today
05. Night Rider
06. A Whistling Tune
07. Home Is Where The Heart Is
08. Riding The Rainbow
09. I Got Lucky
10. This Is Living
11. King Of The Whole Wide World
12. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #1
13. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #2
14. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #3
15. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #4
16. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #5
17. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #6
18. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #7
19. ‘Kid Galahad’ Radio Spot #8

Yet more AUDIENCE recordings being re-released. Surely ERNST has won the battle of the bootlegs!

'Let It Be Me (February 1970)' New Import: Paradise Road Records presents Elvis Sings Let It Be Me at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
A new album with the complete February 23, 1970 dinner show and additional songs recorded during the dinner show on February 3 and the midnight show on February 22. These AUDIENCE recordings give you the best impression of these shows; You hear how the audience reacts. Elvis sings songs like 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'Kentucky Rain', 'Long Tall Sally' and many others.
The February 23, 1970 dinner show was first released on the 2nd cd from the album 'Rock In Black' (released in 2007) but wrongly dated as the February 22, 1970 midnight show.


This limited edition album is a follow-up to the album ‘Elvis Sings Don't Cry Daddy’ presenting other great recordings from February 1970... Pure stage power!

(News, Source;PR/ElvisInfoNet)

1. Opening Vamp
2. All Shook Up
3. I Got A Woman
4. Long Tall Sally
5. Don’t Cry Daddy
6. Hound Dog
7. Love Me Tender
8. Kentucky Rain
9. Let It Be Me
10. I Can’t Stop Loving You
11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
12. See See Rider
13. Sweet Caroline
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. Introductions
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Can’t Help Falling In Love
18. Proud Mary
19. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Intro) / See See Rider
20. Sweet Caroline
21. Polk Salad Annie
22. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
23. Long Tall Sally
All tracks recorded live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
Tracks 1-17: February 23, 1970 dinner show.
Tracks 18, 22 & 23 February 3, 1970 dinner show.
Tracks 19-21: February 22, 1970 midnight show.

‘Elvis Sings Johnny B. Goode’ New Import CD: Paradise Road Records presents Elvis Sings Johnny B. Goode with recordings from the midnight shows from September 4 and 5, 1970.
Some very nice audience recordings with almost the complete September 5 show and the best from a day earlier... Shows with a lot of fun, a lot of great live versions and some rare one-lines like 'La Bamba' and 'My Way'.
Elvis also sings a part of 'Crying Time' and does some Bob Dylan Impersonations... This is an updated release from 'The Midnight Hour' (released in 2005).
Comes with a nice booklet with photos and info.
A limited edition of only 500 copies.

EIN suggests as this is not the best quality audience recording, fans should check audio quality before purchase.

(News, Source;PR/ElvisInfoNet)

1. Orchestra Intro
2. Opening Vamp
3. That’s All Right
4. I Got A Woman / Amen / I Got A Woman
5. I Walk The Line (Excerpt) / Monologue
6. Love Me Tender (With False Start)
7. The Flu
8. I’ve Lost You
9. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
10. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
11. Polk Salad Annie
12. Introductions
13. Johnny B. Goode
14. Introductions
15. Bob Dylan Impersonations /celebrity Introductions
16. The Wonder Of You
17. Monologue / Heartbreak Hotel
18. All Shook Up (2 False Starts Only)
19. Blue Suede Shoes
20. Hound Dog (Incomplete)
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love
23. Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks
24. La Bamba / I Walk The Line (Excerpts)
25. I’ve Lost You
26. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
27. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
28. Polk Salad Annie
29. Crying Time
30. Johnny B. Goode
31. My Way (Excerpt)
32. One Night (With False Start)
All tracks recorded live at the Showroom, International Hotel,
Tracks 1-23 recorded on September 5, 1970, midnight show.
Track 24-32 recorded on September 4, 1970, midnight show.

Friday 16 July 2021
MRS ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970': MRS will release a series of special releases titled ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970' on 24th September 2021.
The formats include a 2CD deluxe that will feature a new previously unreleased soundboard from 2nd September 1970 and a bonus CD, that will cover the final rehearsals at the International Hotel on August 10th before the start of the summer festival with great technological improvements upgrades.
In September 1970 Elvis was still excited to be back on stage and performing for his fans.
Newspaper reviews from his concerts captured the excitement..
"Elvis Presley, head thrown back, feet wide apart, reaching out for adoration - the frantic screams reached the rafters of the building and hung there - an umbrella of screams.
At 35, Elvis is still youthful and trim, the jaw firm, hair jet black and long.
The main difference in Elvis today from the young man in the fifties is a mellowness. There is less arrogance in the man and more humor.
During his fine performance last night, he smiled often and laughed at his own antics.
But, even in all-white jump suit with white shoes
and Indian belt, there is still a touch of the "grease" in Elvis. If there is a raw power in the man, there also is great sensitivity.
An Evening with Elvis Presley will make a television viewer realize how much Tom Jones has copied Elvis' style and that the real product is so much better."

This brand new Las Vegas show also captures that 1970 excitement.
Other formats include 2 separate 180-gram LPs of the above and a very limited-edition cassette of the September show.
The accompanying 40-page booklet of the CD deluxe includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)
The previously unreleased performance features the following set-list, unfortunately the final two songs were not recorded. 
CD1 – 2nd September 1970 (Matinee Show)
01. That’s All Right
02. I Got a Woman
03. Elvis Welcomes the Audience
04. Love Me Tender
05. I’ve Lost You
06. I Just Can’t Help Believin’  
07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
08. Polk Salad Annie
09. Elvis Introduces Band
10. Johnny B. Goode
11. The Wonder of You
12. Elvis talks about Heartbreak Hotel
13. One Night
14. Blue Suede Shoes
15. Hound Dog
16. Bridge Over Troubled Water
17. Suspicious Minds*
18. Can’t Help Falling in Love*
* Indicates Midnight Show
  CD2 - Final Rehearsals Main Stage - 10th August 1970
01. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (1)
02. I Just Can’t Help Believin’  
03. Something
04. Sweet Caroline
05. Polk Salad Annie
06. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1)
07. I’ve Lost You
08. Bridge Over Troubled Water
09. Patch It Up
10. Can’t Help Falling in Love
11. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (2)
12. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (2)
BONUS TRACKS: 4th August 1970
13. I’ve Lost You (1)
14. I’ve Lost You (2)
15. Something
16. Don’t Cry Daddy
7th August 1970
17. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
18. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
The Cassette and VINYL for the 'September 1970 show' feature the same as CD1 tracklist. Covers shown below - Limited Editions.

VINYL Final Rehearsals 1970 Tracklist

SIDE A
01. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (1)
02. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
03. Something
04. Sweet Caroline
05. Polk Salad Annie
06. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1)
07. I’ve Lost You

SIDE B
01. Bridge Over Troubled Water
02. Patch It Up
03. Can’t Help Falling in Love
04. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (2)
05. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (2)
BONUS TRACK - 7th August 1970
06. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
 


Saturday 3 July 2021
'A Legendary Performer Volume 9' New Import CD: From the reawakened 'Madison' label. Their publicity states... After a long break (believe it or not, our last release was 2009), the Madison label is back with a number of new releases to delight you.
One of our favorite projects was the Legendary Performer volumes, and we are continuing with this series with many new volumes in the pipeline. Our plan is to include many unreleased tracks - which is very rare nowadays, as most releases offer nothing new.
Our first release is A Legendary Performer Volume 9 and is dedicated to “The Crazy Canuck”. In this volume we have included a number of unreleased tracks and it comes - as you have come to expect a beautiful 16 page booklet.
In this new volume we have included 23 tracks that will offer something for everybody. For example, ‘(Let’s Have A) Party’ has never sounded better (it has been taken from a different source master). We have also included an unreleased alternate take of ‘I’ve Got Confidence’ from 1971, and ‘Stay Away’ (Take 13) appears for the first time in pristine stereo, not the fake stereo that is now popular these days. The same goes for the x-rated version of ‘Only The Strong Survive’, which appears in true stereo for the first time. Also, we have included the previously unreleased take 10 of ‘Padre’. Meanwhile, ‘Stranger In My Own Hometown’ is the unedited, overdubbed, master which comes in great sound and runs for a full 5 minutes, while ‘Promised Land’ (Take 1) is taken from a different mix and sounds much better...
EIN Notes: Beggars can’t be choosers but 15 years ago the Madison label put out quality releases of unavailable Elvis product but (like other bootleggers) they now seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. They note that only 10 tracks are “previously unreleased” but even then some of those are ‘stereo’ as opposed to previous mono or “better mixes” or off acetates.
Track listing:
1. Maybellene [Reworked version August 20, 1955]
2. Don't Be Cruel [Live, September 9, 1956]
3. (Let's Have A) Party [a better-quality source master] *
4. Got A Lot O Livin' To Do! [Movie version - composite - from an acetate] *
5. Ain't That Loving You Baby [Fast version - spliced tks 7,8 & 1]
6. Fountain Of Love [Takes 8, 6]
7. The Bullfighter Was A Lady [Takes 2 & 3, Spliced]
8. Please, Don't Drag That String Around [Takes 3, 5]
9. Memphis, Tennessee [1963 - Rejected Master]
10. Easy Come, Easy Go [Take 9]
11. Stay Away [Take 13 in Stereo]*
12. Only The Strong Survive [Take 6 – ‘Dear Georgie’ - X-Rated)*
13. Stranger In My Own Hometown - [Unedited, overdubbed master] *
14. I've Got Confidence [Take 3, From Acetate] *
15. Padre [Take 10] *
16. It's Over [April 10, 1972 Multi-Track from Acetate] *
17. I Got A Feelin' In My Body [Unreleased studio rehearsal with take 1] *
18. Promised Land [Take 1 - X-rated version – Better Mix] *
19. Let Me Be The One [Home Recording, April 1974]
20. Love Coming Down [Undubbed Master]
21. And I Love You So [March 17, 1976 - live edit]
22. My Way [March 27, 1977]
23. For Ol’ Times Sake (Duet with Tony Joe White)
*Previously Unreleased
And thanks to ELSandro on FECC who spotted that three tracks have already been released of previous "Madison" Legendary releases!
Fountain Of Love [Takes 8, 6] already available on "A Legendary Performer Vol 6".
Please, Don't Drag That String Around [Takes 3, 5] on "A Legendary Performer Vol 5".
"Easy Come, Easy Go" (Take 9) "A Legendary Performer Vol 5".
As EIN stated in our review of 'A Legendary Performer Vol 7' back in 2006, "There is no doubt that Madison has produced some of the highest quality Elvis product on the market but to me this has a slight ‘Colonel Parker’ feel about flogging the product as fast as you can."

Thursday 1 July 2021
Two New FTDs: Two new FTDs have been announced, a double 1974 soundboard plus 'Girls!, Girls!, Girls!' on VINYL. 
1.“ELVIS: FORT WORTH, TEXAS ‘74”. FTD is pleased to announce the release of “ELVIS: FORT WORTH, TEXAS ‘74”- June 16, 1974. Released as a 5” digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the summer tour of 1974.
Elvis was in great form at the two shows on Father’s Day! Songs include “Big Boss Man”, “Funny How Time Slips Away”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Help Me”.
These two performances have never been released on Soundboard before.
While the setlists were very similar Elvis did perform the rare-for-on-tour-1974 'How Great Thou Art' at the evening show.
EIN Adds: Elvis performed four shows at the 14,000 seater Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. These were the first four shows of Elvis' Tour #11 so he was ready to rock.
The Opening Show newspaper review included,
"Elvis put on one sharp, uptown and professional show here Saturday afternoon. Wrapped skintight or loosely white bellbottoms and waist-length jacket. Elvis had the show in the palm of his hand.
He moved smoothly through a few Elvis oldies and wheeled into heavier stuff ...'Why Me Lord' and 'Suspicious Minds'.
Elvis was relaxed, comfortable before an obviously warm audience. His easy rapport with backup musicians and singers buoyed the show."

FTD have previously released five shows from this tour #11 all very enjoyable listening.
Rockin' Across Texas (CD1) June 19, Sold Out! CD2 June 21, ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska '74 CD1&2 June 30 (both shows), Fashion For A King (CD1) Omaha July 1.
While the setlists were very similar Elvis did perform the rare-for-on-tour-1974 'How Great Thou Art' at the evening show.
Go to 'SONY / FTD News 2021' for tracklists
2. 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!' – Limited Double VINYL
FTD VINYL is please to announce the release of 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!' – 180 Gram Limited Double VINYL Edition.
The design is inspired by the original European RCA Victor ‘60s release.
The album contains masters and alternative versions of several songs from the soundtrack sessions.
“Plantation Rock” and “Dainty Little Moonbeams”/ ”Girls! Girls! Girls!” End Title are here in their rightful place at last!
EIN Adds: As most fans are aware most of the session reels have been lost. This means FTD have little to work with and the albums included multiple versions of 'Mama' - three tracks on Side 4 are various versions of 'Mama'!
Recorded March 26-28, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood.
Go to 'SONY / FTD News 2021' for tracklists
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 18 June 2021
'Elvis Presley Live' - new vinyl and CD from RoxVox: Elvis Presley, live from the International Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas 26th January 1970. From 1969 through 1976, Elvis Presley performed 641 stage shows during 15 engagements at the International/Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. The entertainment press widely covered his opening Vegas appearance in August 1969, and RCA issued a live album spotlighting his return to the concert stage. Fuelled by a subsequent host of recordings, photos, and books through the years, those initial engagements still resonate loudly as a turning point in Presley’s career. The backing of the TCB Band was also undeniably fundamental throughout these performances and in enforcing the physical and emotional power of Elvis Presley, live in Las Vegas. Rox Vox very proudly presents, live from the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas on 26th January 1970; the legend, the king of rock ‘n’ roll; Elvis Aaron Presley. Professionally re-mastered original PBS-TV broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.
EIN Note: This is yet another 'Public Domain' release of the recent MRS 'Las Vegas 26th January 1970' show. Looks like multiple labels are now following in MRS footsteps.
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Side One 1. All Shook Up 2:33 2. That’s All Right 2:49 3. Proud Mary 2:55 4. Don’t Cry Daddy 3:00 5. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear > Don’t Be Cruel (Medley) 2:24 6. Long Tall Sally 1:50 7. Let It Be Me 3:54 8. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:49 9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 2:49 10. In The Ghetto 3:30 Side Two 1. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:45 2. Sweet Caroline 4:02 3. Polk Salad Annie 5:12 4. Band Intros 2:31 5. Kentucky Rain 3:19 6. Suspicious Minds 6:27 7. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:57

Tuesday 15 June 2021
'A Powerhouse Performance August 1970...Continued' New Import Vinyl / CD: Out Now on the newly found Now Entertainment label is the second beautiful Ultra Limited edition boxset containing 3 Powerhouse Performances on Vinyl & 5 On Cd!.
The first shows from this August engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary “That’s The Way It Is” motion picture, and recorded by the record company for the release of the soundtrack.
The recordings featured here were AUDIENCE recorded right after the MGM & RCA crew had left.
This boxset contains the following shows
ON VINYL:
August 20, 1970 Midnight Show
August 21, 1970 Dinner Show
August 21, 1970 Midnight Show
ON CD
August 20, 1970 Midnight Show
August 21, 1970 Dinner Show
August 21, 1970 Midnight Show
August 23, 1970 Dinner Show
August 24, 1970 Dinner Show
All is presented in a high quality boxset and the records are housed in high quality record sleeves.
This Set Is Available In Beautiful Orange Or White 180 Grams Virgin Vinyl.
All shows are remastered and speed corrected and never sounded better then now.
EIN Note: AUDIENCE recordings on VINYL! in 2021 is this what Elvis collectors are really searching for? No wonder the release is "Ultra limited"!
LP 1: SWEET INSPIRATION AUGUST 20, 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
SIDE A
01 Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria
04  Tiger Man
05 Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (incl. false start)
07 I’ve Lost You
08 Sweet Caroline
09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
SIDE B
01 Polk Salad Annie
02 Introduction Of The Sweet Inspirations
03 Sweet Inspiration
04 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction
05 Introductions
06 The Wonder Of You
07 Heartbreak Hotel
08 Blue Suede Shoes
09 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
10 More
11 Bridge Over Troubled Water
12 Suspicious Minds
13 Can’t Help Falling In Love
14 Closing Vamp

 LP 2: SWEET CAROLINE AUGUST 21, 1970 DINNER SHOW
SIDE A
01 Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman
04  Tiger Man
05 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
06 Sweet Caroline
07 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
08 Polk Salad Annie
09 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction
SIDE B
01 Happy Birthday James Burton
02 Introduction Of Neil Diamond Holly Holy
Introduction Of Minnie Mae
03 The Wonder Of You
04 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
05 One Night
06 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
07 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
08 Bridge Over Troubled Water
09 Suspicious Minds
10 Can’t Help Falling In Love
11 Closing Vamp

LP 3: CRYIN' TIME
AUGUST 21, 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
SIDE A
01 Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria
04  Tiger Man
05    Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (inc. false start)
07 I’ve Lost You
08 Cryin’ Time
09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
10   You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
SIDE B
01 Polk Salad Annie
02 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction
03 The Wonder Of You
Along Came Jones
04 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
05 One Night
06 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
07 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
08 Bridge Over Troubled Water
09 Suspicious Minds
10 Can’t Help Falling In Love
11 Closing Vamp
CD/1 SWEET INSPIRATION AUGUST 20, 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
01 Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria
04  Tiger Man
05 Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (incl. false start)
07 I’ve Lost You
08 Sweet Caroline
09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 Introduction Of The Sweet Inspirations
12 Sweet Inspiration
13 Introductions
14 Johnny B. Goode
James Burton Introduction
15 Introductions
16 The Wonder Of You
17 Heartbreak Hotel
18 Blue Suede Shoes
19 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
20 More
21 Bridge Over Troubled Water
22 Suspicious Minds
23 Can’t Help Falling In Love
24 Closing Vamp

CD/2 SWEET CAROLINE AUGUST 21, 1970 DINNER SHOW
01 Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman
04  Tiger Man
05 Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (incl. false start)
07 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
08 Sweet Caroline
09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 Introductions
12 Johnny B. Goode
James Burton Introduction
13 Happy Birthday James Burton
14 Introductions
15 Introduction Of Neil Diamond
Holly Holy
Introduction Of Minnie Mae
16 The Wonder Of You
17 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
18 One Night
19 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
20 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
21 Bridge Over Troubled Water
22 Suspicious Minds
23 Can’t Help Falling In Love
24 Closing Vamp

CD/3 CRYIN' TIME AUGUST 21, 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
01 Opening Vamp
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria
04  Tiger Man
05 Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (inc. false start)
07 I’ve Lost You
08 Cryin’ Time
09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
10    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
11 Polk Salad Annie
12 Introductions
13 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction
14 Introductions
15 The Wonder Of You
Along Came Jones
16 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
17 One Night
18 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
19 Hound Dog (incl. false starts)
20 Bridge Over Troubled Water
21 Suspicious Minds
22 Can’t Help Falling In Love
23 Closing Vamp
CD/4 TIGER MAN AUGUST 23, 1970 DINNER SHOW
01  That’s All Right
02  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria
03 Monologue
04  Tiger Man
05 Monologue
06 Love Me Tender (inc. false start)
07 I’ve Lost You
08 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
09 Elvis Dedicating The Show To Marie Parker   
10    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
11 Polk Salad Annie
12 Introductions
13 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction
14 Introductions
15 The Wonder Of You
16 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
17 One Night
18 All Shook Up - false starts
19 Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
20 Goofin’ Around With Hound Dog -tape damage-
21 Hound Dog
22 Bridge Over Troubled Water
23 Suspicious Minds
24 Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD/5 WHEN THE SNOW IS ON THE ROSES AUGUST 24, 1970 DINNER SHOW
01 Orchestra Intro 
02  That’s All Right
03  I Got A Woman - Ave Maria -tape damage-
04 Spanish Eyes
05 Tiger Man
06 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
07 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
08 Polk Salad Annie
09 Band Introductions
10 Johnny B. Goode     James Burton Introduction
11 Introduction Of Celebrities
12 When The Snow Is On The Roses     Ed Ames Introduction
13 The Wonder Of You
14 Heartbreak Hotel (incl. false starts)
15 One Night
16 All Shook Up
17 Blue Suede Shoes -      Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
18 Goofin’ Around With Hound Dog
19 Hound Dog
20 Bridge Over Troubled Water
21 Suspicious Minds
22 Release Me
23 Can’t Help Falling In Love

'ELVIS ON TOUR' Import Vinyl: Golden Globe Records presents their second deluxe 2LP set containing the fantastic April 10 1972 show recorded in Richmond, Virginia. In total 4 shows were recorded for the Golden Globe winning motion picture “Elvis On Tour”.
The Richmond show is the second show that was recorded for the award winning documentary and is also the second one issued in this Elvis On Tour Series.
This is the very first proper high quality outing of this show on vinyl.
Presented in a beautiful deluxe gatefold cover containing 2 high quality 180 grams coloured vinyl albums.
A CD version is also added to this package.
This very limited edition is available in RED or BLUE vinyl.


TRACKLISTING:
SIDE A
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)
02  See See Rider (Traditional)
03  Proud Mary (John C. Fogerty)
04  Never Been To Spain (Hoyt Axton)
05  You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins)
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie)
SIDE B
01  Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
02  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller)
03  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley)
04  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
       (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell)
05  Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley)
06  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller)
07  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)

SIDE C
01  Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/E. Presley)
02  It’s Over
03  Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
04  Introductions by Elvis
05  For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)
06  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
SIDE D
01  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury)
02  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)
03  Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
04  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)
05  Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks Rehearsal April 5, 1972 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York
06  Instrumental # 1 - Burning Love
07  Cattle Call
08  You Gave Me A Mountain
TRACKLISTING CD:
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra
02  See See Rider
03  Proud Mary
04  Never Been To Spain
05  You Gave Me A Mountain
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go
07  Polk Salad Annie
08  Love Me
09  All Shook Up
10  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11  Heartbreak Hotel
12  Hound Dog
13  Bridge Over Troubled Water
14  Love Me Tender
15  It’s Over
16  Suspicious Minds
17  Introductions by Elvis
18  For The Good Times
19  I Can’t Stop Loving You
20  An American Trilogy
21  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
22  Funny How Time Slips Away
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love
24  Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks Rehearsal April 5, 1972 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York
25  Instrumental # 1 - Burning Love
26  Cattle Call
27  You Gave Me A Mountain

Thursday 10 June 2021
'Sold Out 6' DVD: Another 'Sold Out' DVD, this time featuring Dave Hebler! There’s always a reason for celebration when a new volume of ‘Sold Out!’ is released, because you know that you are going to get almost three hours of ultra-rare Elvis 8mm footage that up to now had only been privy to a select few. And at only a fraction of the price of what others have paid to own this remarkable footage. This time, the focus is on 1972 – 1977, and the set contains 22 different 8mm films from those years. This release offers you a fresh look at those years, with an amazing variety of material, and much of it being amongst the best 8mm footage around. It’s amazing to see this footage after all these years: small gestures that you hadn’t seen before, suits that you hadn’t seen on film, his fun interaction with the audience, superb vocal performances… It’s almost like rediscovering the man and his unbelievable talent.
Someone who can often be seen in this footage, usually at the end of shows, is Elvis’ bodyguard DAVE HEBLER. In Vegas footage, you can usually see him holding the curtain for Elvis, while on the road he is often at the edge of the stage. We tracked him down, and he kindly agreed to write the liner-notes for this release. The liner-notes that Mr. Hebler wrote are some of the best-ever on an Elvis release. Great care is taken during the restauration process of the high-resolution transfers from the original 8mm films. Our aim is to stay true to what was originally recorded, and present it in the best way possible.
Packaged in a beautiful 3-panel digipack, this is a true collectors dream and a feast for ears and eyes.
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'You Know, My Bass Man Is Bound To Die' New Import CD: The Ampex label is proud to present 'You Know, My Bass Man Is Bound To Die'. A brand-new concert, March 24th, 1975 dinner show. This show has never been released and comes in a great AUDIENCE recorded sound quality. Elvis is very loose and has a ball with his audience and band members. Opening in Las Vegas on March 18th, Elvis presented a rejuvenated show to his audience. Some of his classics like ‘Teddy Bear’ / ‘Don't Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me’, ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘I Got A Woman’ / ‘Amen’ would remain, but his show consisted mostly of recently recorded material, some of it only a week old!
Elvis performed ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’, ‘Fairytale’ and ‘And I Love You So’ from his still to be released album Today. ‘Promised Land’ would be sung on a regular basis whereas it was only performed a couple of times the year before. It would also find itself a different arrangement being closer to the studio master with James Burton’s electric guitar front and center. ‘My Boy’, which was first introduced in the August-September 1973 season before disappearing from the setlist, would make a comeback during this
season but was now performed much more confidently with Elvis taking risks on the high notes near the end. Be sure to listen to the version included on this CD, as Elvis takes it up a notch more than usual! All in all, Elvis was back on track for the time being, reinvigorated, and giving professional and joyful shows night after night.
The March 24th dinner show is well worth having in your collection, with Elvis joking with his fellow band members - most notably J.D. Sumner - as Elvis jokes, ‘I've been with JD Sumner since I was 16 years old. He's the world's oldest bass singer; no, I’m kidding, he's the world lowest bass singer!’ Also, during ‘Trilogy’, Elvis still can't seem to contain himself as he jokingly sings, ‘You know, my bass man is bound to die!’
‘Burning Love’ and ‘I'll Remember You’ - which were re-introduced during this season after a two-year hiatus - were left off during this show with Elvis opting to do ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ instead, a song which wasn't sung too often during the season and would soon disappear from his setlist.
We've included the March 19th dinner show pre acts on disc 1, to give you a full overview of the Elvis Presley show as recorded from the soundboard.
Digipack with newly acquired photos, newspaper reviews and a list of songs performed during this season. And watch this space, as we'll also be releasing the unreleased midnight show very soon!

Disc 1: Pre-Acts - March 19, 1975, DS
01. Joe Guercio’s Orchestra Opening 01:33
02. Voice Introduction / Goin‘ Back To Memphis 03:04
03. Into The Father’s House / Closing 03:03
04. Philadelphia Freedom 03:45
05. Introductions of The Sweet Inspirations - Stevie Wonder Medley: Stevie Is A Wonder / For Once In My Life / You Got It Bad Girl / Superstition / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Livin’ For The City / All In Love Is Fair / Higher Ground / Closing 07:43
06. Jackie Kahane’s Comedy Act 24:02

 

 

 

Disc 2 - The Main Event - March 24, 1975, DS
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:03
02 See See Rider 3:13
03 I Got A Woman / Amen 6:05
04 Love Me 2:34
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:50
06 And I Love You So 3:26
07 Big Boss Man 2:32
08 It’s Midnight 3:01
09 Promised Land 2:43
10 Fairytale 3:10
11 Band Intros 7:07
12 My Boy 3:52
13 Green Green Grass Of Home 3:24
14 Let Me Be There 3:22
15 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:33
16 Hound Dog (incomplete) 0:53
17 An American Trilogy 03:52
18 Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp 2:21

Friday 4 June 2021

‘Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ In-Depth Review: MRS's new triple-CD set ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ was released last month. The CDs contain three captivating performances drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas International in August 1969 and January thru February 1970.
For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings (formerly in mono) have been remastered and remixed to true stereo with outstanding expertise using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound.
The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.

EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new collection and discover just how good these concerts sound in stereo - a perfect concert package for any Elvis fan.

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Saturday 29 May 2021
The sound of the ELVIS barrel truly being scraped - a lot compiled from pretty terrible AUDIENCE recordings that have been out multiple times before. Please CHECK carefully before purchasing!
‘Elvis In Person - Sept. 1970’ New Import: This new cd from Paradise Road Records presents Elvis live on tour in September 1970. This was Elvis’ first real tour in the seventies. After a day off from his third engagement in Las Vegas, Elvis began a series of eight concerts in five days. On this album you'll hear recordings from the shows in Phoenix (AZ), Miami (FL), Tampa (FL) and Mobile (AL). No professional recordings are known so we've used the best audience recordings. Elvis is at his best! Explosive! Pure stage power! Including songs like 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'In The Ghetto', 'Johnny B. Goode' and one-liners 'I Walk The Line' and 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix'. Contains the complete Miami, FL show from September 12, 1970 (8.30pm).
On this album you'll hear all the highlights from these great September tour shows!
Comes with a nice booklet with photos and info.
A limited edition of only 500 copies. (EIN is not surprised!)

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1. Opening Vamp 0:29
2. That’s All Right 1:40
3. I Got A Woman / Amen 2:36
4. I Walk The Line (Excerpt) 0:50
5. Love Me Tender 1:41
6. I’ve Lost You 2:30
7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 4:16
8. Polk Salad Annie 4:01
9. Band Introductions 0:55
10. Johnny B. Goode 1:44
11. Band Introductions 1:04
12. The Wonder Of You 2:15
13. Heartbreak Hotel 1:57
14. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta / Shakin’ Goin’ On / All Shook Up / Blue Suede Shoes / Don’t Be Cruel / Blue Suede Shoes 2:11
15. Elvis Talks 0:32
16. Hound Dog 1:44
17. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:14
18. Suspicious Minds 4:59
19. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:27
20. Elvis Talks 0:44
21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:44
22. Closing Vamp 0:40
23. Heartbreak Hotel 2:52
24. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Excerpt) 0:13
25. Sweet Caroline (Intro Only) 0:40
26. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 4:17
27. In The Ghetto 2:55
28. I Walk The Line (Excerpt) 0:24
29. Johnny B. Goode 1:39
Tracks 1-22::
09-12-70 (8:30 pm). Miami FL. Convention Center.
Tracks 24-26::
09-09-70 (8:30 pm). Phoenix AZ. Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Tracks 23 & 27:
09-13-70 (8:30 pm). Tampa FL. Curtis Hixon Hall
Tracks 28 & 29:
09-14-70 (8:30 pm). Mobile AL. Municipal Auditorium

‘Elvis In Person - Nov. 1970’ New Import: A follow up to the Sept. 1970 album... Paradise Road Records presents Elvis live on tour in November 1970. After great reviews of the shows from the previous tour, Elvis & the Col. set up another 8-show tour in 8 locations that weren’t part of the last tour. On this album you'll hear recordings from the shows in Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Los Angeles (CA) and Oklahoma City (OK).
No professional recordings are known so we've used the best audience recordings. Including songs like 'How Great Thou Art', 'Trying To Get To You', 'Blue Christmas' and one-liners 'I Walk The Line' and 'Blueberry Hill'. Also the super rare closing from the Los Angeles show with 'Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Polk Salad Annie / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp'... Contains the complete Portland, OR show from November 11, 1970 (8.30pm) in superb quality!
On this album you'll hear all the highlights from these great November tour shows! Comes with a nice booklet with photos and info.
A limited edition of only 500 copies. (EIN is not surprised!)

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1. Opening Vamp 0:47
2. That’s All Right 1:44
3. I Got A Woman / Amen 2:28
4. Monologue / I Walk The Line (Excerpt)
/ Tiger Man (Excerpt) 2:05
5. Love Me Tender 1:52
6. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:01
7. Sweet Caroline 1:41
8. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 4:05
9. Polk Salad Annie 3:52
10. Instrumental Intermezzo 0:18
11. Band Introductions 0:46
12. Johnny B. Goode 1:43
13. Band Introductions 1:35
14. How Great Thou Art 2:45
15. The Wonder Of You 1:29
16. Heartbreak Hotel
(With 2 False Starts And ‘How Great Thou Art’ Excerpt) 1:44
17. Blue Suede Shoes 0:52
18. Hound Dog 2:35
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water 6:39
20. Suspicious Minds 4:51
21. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:42
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:43
23. Closing Vamp 1:19
24. One Night 1:30
25. Love Me 1:56
26. Trying To Get To You 1:11  
27. I Was The One (Excerpt) 1:22
28. How Great Thou Art (With Reprise) 3:04
29. I Walk The Line (Excerpt) 0:21
30. Monologue /  Blueberry Hill (Excerpt) / Bridge Over Troubled Water (Intro) 2:03
31. Blue Christmas 1:27
32. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:00
33. Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Polk Salad Annie / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp 3:48
Tracks 1-23: 11-11-70 (8:30 pm). Portland OR. Memorial Coliseum.
Tracks 24-27, 33: 11-14-70 (8:30 pm). Los Angeles CA. The Forum.
Track 28: 11-12-70 (8:30 pm). Seattle WA. Coliseum.
Tracks 29-32: 11-16-70 (8:30 pm). Oklahoma City OK. Fair Ground Arena.

‘Elvis Sings Suspicious Minds’ New Import: Paradise Road Records presents Elvis live in 1969. 'Elvis sings Suspicious Minds' brings you back to the International Hotel in August 1969. Many shows were officially released (August 3, August 21 to August 26)... Recordings from all other shows are officially unreleased.
Thanks to some fan AUDIENCE recordings we can hear more from this Vegas season. You can hear Elvis sing rarities (for this season) like ‘Loving You’, ‘Love Me’, song excerpts of ‘Blue Hawaii’ and ‘Such A Night’, and highlights like great versions from ‘In The Ghetto’, ‘Suspicious Minds’ and ‘What’d I Say’.
Elvis even splits his pants during the August 12, midnight show.
All tracks newly remastered. Of course this album has a nice booklet too!
A limited edition of only 500 copies. (EIN is not surprised!)

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1. All Shook Up 1:44
2. I Got A Woman 2:17
3. Runaway 2:19
4. Hound Dog 3:54
5. Elvis Splits His Pants 0:41
6. Memories 2:47
7. Blue Hawaii (Excerpt) / Baby What You Want Me To Do 2:25
8. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2:45
9. Heartbreak Hotel 2:43
10. It’s Now Or Never 0:37
11. Loving You 1:15
12. One Night 2:31
13. Love Me 2:01
14. Such A Night (Excerpt) / Jailhouse Rock / Don’t Be Cruel 2:26
15. Love Me Tender 2:13
16. Suspicious Minds 6:29
17. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 3:40
18. In The Ghetto 2:44
19. My Babe 2:10
20. Yesterday / Hey Jude 5:10
21. What’d I Say 3:13
All tracks recorded live in the Main Showroom at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 17, 18, 21: August 12, 1969, dinner show.
Tracks 2, 16, 20: August 8, 1969, midnight show
Tracks 3, 7: August 6, 1969, dinner show
Tracks 9, 14, 19: August 16, 1969, midnight show
Tracks 10, 11, 12, 13: August 28, 1969, dinner show

'The Complete '56 Radio Recorders Sessions' New "P.D" CD: ELVIS ONE presents 'The Complete '56 Radio Recorders Sessions' on cd. A lot of these sessions are lost... For this release we wanted a different approach.. The first 13 tracks are the original single & album masters with the original fade-outs. The same masters can be heard in the masters & outtakes section but now slightly longer taken from the master tape. When you compare the ending of the original album master of ‘Long Tall Sally’ with the ‘rough ending’ master you will notice the difference.
The ending of take 18 of ‘Playing For Keeps’ and insert take 2 of ‘Too Much’ were used for the spliced masters of these songs. We have chosen to release these recordings separately.
You can hear all known masters and outtakes from Elvis at Radio Recorders in 1956 on this album.
EIN NOTE - All previously released multiple times, check before buying.

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Original Single & Album Masters
01. Playing For Keeps
02. Love Me
03. How Do You Think I Feel
04. How’s The World Treating You
05. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
06. Long Tall Sally
07. Old Shep
08. Paralyzed
09. Too Much
10. Anyplace Is Paradise
11. Ready Teddy
12. First In Line
13. Rip It Up
Masters & Outtakes
14. Old Shep (alternate take 5)
15. Playing For Keeps (ending take 18)
16. Too Much (insert take 2)
17. Too Much (take 12)
18. Long Tall Sally (master take 4)
19. How Do You Think I Feel (master take 7)
20. Love Me (master take 9)
21. How’s The World Treating You (master take 7)
22. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (master take 10)
23. Paralyzed (master / composite of take 12 & insert take 5)
24. Anyplace Is Paradise (master take 12)
25. First In Line (master take 27)
26. Ready Teddy (master take 12)
27. Old Shep (master take 1)
28. Rip It Up (alternate take 10)
29. Rip It Up (alternate takes 11-13)
30. Rip It Up (alternate take 14)
31. Rip It Up (alternate take 15)
32. Rip It Up (alternate take 16)
33. Rip It Up (alternate take 17)
34. Rip It Up (alternate take 18)    
35. Rip It Up (master take 19)

'Summer '61 - 60th Anniversary Of The June & July 1961 Sessions' New CD: ELVIS ONE presents 'Summer '61'. This album is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the June and July 1961 sessions at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. Including masters and outtakes from the ‘Follow That Dream’ soundtrack, the ‘Pot Luck with Elvis’ album, and the double-sided hit single ‘(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame’ backed with ‘Little Sister’. In only 3 days (June 25 / 26 and July 2) Elvis recorded 11 songs with great succes in the charts. Besides ‘His Latest Flame’ three more songs were released on single... Including many alternate takes in great sound that are still unreleased by Elvis' record company and 5 Mono single masters!
This is a limited special edition with artwork from the Japanese 'Follow That Dream' movie poster.
Enjoy this celebration - Enjoy the Summer of '61.
EIN NOTE: We are all waiting for the new FTD 'Complete POT LUCK Sessions' box-set. This is obviously trying to beat that FTD set.

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01. Little Sister
02. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 2)
03. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (alternate take 3)
04. I’m Yours (stereo single master)
05. I’m Yours (take 3 + work part 1 - ending, take 1 & 2)
06. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 3)
07. That’s Someone You Never Forget
08. Little Sister (alternate take 6)
09. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (alternate take 7 & 9)
10. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (alternate take 6)
11. A Whistling Tune (alternate take 1)
12. Angel (EP mono master)
13. Sound Advice (alternate takes 2-5)
14. I’m Not The Marrying Kind (alternate take 1 & 5)
15. Follow That Dream (alternate take 5)
16. Follow That Dream (EP mono master)
17. What A Wonderful Life (EP mono master)
18. I’m Not The Marrying Kind (alternate take 7)
19. I’m Not The Marrying Kind (EP mono master)
20. Little Sister (alternate take 10 & 11)
21. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 5 & 6)
22. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 7)
23. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 8 & 9)
24. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 10)
25. Kiss Me Quick (alternate take 11)
26. That’s Someone You Never Forget (alt takes 2, 3, 4 & 6)

Monday 17 May 2021
'Elvis The Sun Sessions In Stereo' New CD: From Good Music label their new release 'Elvis The Sun Sessions In Stereo'.
Their publicity notes.. Elvis's early Sun recordings are well known to fans, but you've never heard them like this before!
They sound more alive and detailed, and you will discover elements of the original performances you never heard before! It becomes a brand new listening experience.
Bonus LIVE recordings are the clearest they've ever been.
This is a superb fete of first-class engineering that adds a whole new dimension to Elvis Presley's recorded legacy. Relive the historic early days of Elvis at Sun as well as demos and live performances as he introduced rock 'n' roll to the masses.
The raw energy Presley expressed -- his native talent, creative spirit, his synthesis of R&B, Gospel and country -- captured the imagination of America and charted his meteoric rise to being the world's most enduring and iconic artist.
Now you can step inside Sam Phillips' studio in the formative early days and feel like you are there in person as The King was born! 22 great songs you will re-discover in STEREO!
This CD utilizes the new "DES" (Digitally Extracted Stereo) audio technology to transform classic monaural recordings into stereo.
EIN Note: While the publicity says "Elvis's early Sun recordings, never heard like this before!" That is incorrect as TEN of the original fifteen SUN masters have already been included on Good Times previous "From Mono To Stereo" releases! Naughty, naughty.
Go here to Good Music for more info and tracklist
See EIN's lengthy debate on "Elvis: New Mono To Stereo" and yes, some SUN tracks are fascinating to hear in fake stereo!
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"Studio B" The EP Vinyl Collection: The publicity states, This remarkable boxset contains 5 gorgeous "Extended Plays" each containing 4 alternate versions of early 60's Elvis classics. All tracks are recorded at RCA Studio B, Nashville Tennessee.
Most of the tracks are either hard to find or never issued on a 45. For sure these alternate takes never appeared on 45 until now.
Remarkable is how many great first takes Elvis recorded in the early 60's. Some are featured here on this limited edition boxset.
A great collection of early 60's masterpieces for the first time on 45's.
Available in blue or red vinyl.
All tracks are also available on the included bonus CD.

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- Extended Play Number One:
A1    Fever - Take 1
A2    Working On The Building - Take 1
B1    In My Father's House
B2     Joshua Fit The Battle - Take 1
- Extended Pay Number Two:
A1    Dirty Dirty Feeling - Take 4
A2    Thrill Of Your Love - Take 1
B1    Like A Baby - Take 1
B2    Milky White Way - Take 5
- Extended Pay Number Three:
A1    Gently - Take 3
A2    I'm Coming Home - Take 3
B1    Kiss Me Quick - Take 1
B2    Fountain Of Love - Take 2
- Extended Pay Number Four:
A1    I Want You With Me - Take 1
A2     Judy - Take 4
B1    Something Blue - Take 6
B2    Just For Old Time Sake - Take 1
- Extended Pay Number Five:
A1    Echoes Of Love - Take 3
A2    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Take 1
B1    Western Union - Take 1
B2    Memphis Tennessee - Take 1
EIN: Please note the "Extended PAY" typo above is from the bootleg label itself!
Tracklisting CD:
Fever - Take 1
Working On The Building - Take 1
In My Father's House
Joshua Fit The Battle - Take 1
Dirty Dirty Feeling - Take 4
Thrill Of Your Love - Take 1
Like A Baby - Take 1
Milky White Way - Take 5
Gently - Take 3
I'm Coming Home - Take 3
Kiss Me Quick - Take 1
Fountain Of Love - Take 2
I Want You With Me - Take 1
Judy - Take 4
Something Blue - Take 6
Just For Old Time Sake - Take 1
Echoes Of Love - Take 3
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Take 1
Western Union - Take 1
Memphis Tennessee - Take 1

'Elvis August 1970: A Powerhouse Performance’ New Import Set: The publicity states, OUT NOW on the newly found Now Entertainment label is this beautiful Ultra Limited edition boxset containing 4 Powerhouse Performances on VINYL & CD.
The first shows from this August engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary “That’s The Way It Is” motion picture, and recorded by the record company for the release of the soundtrack.
The recordings featured here were Audience recordings recorded right after the MGM & RCA crew had left.
This boxset contains the following shows:
August 14, 1970 Midnight Show
August 19, 1970 Dinner Show
August 19, 1970 Midnight Show
August 20, 1970 Dinner Show
All is presented in a high quality boxset and the records are housed in high quality record sleeves. On orange or white 180 grams virgin vinyl. All shows are remastered and speed corrected and never sounded better then now.
EIN NOTE: Audience recordings on Vinyl, do we hear scraping of the Elvis barrel? Previously released on bootlegs, 'The Man In White Vol. 3', 'Loose As A Goose' /  'Double Dynamite' and 'A Dinner Bell In Vegas'
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Tracklisting:
LP 1: Good Evening, I’m Johnny Cash
August 14, 1970 Midnight Show
Side A
01 That’s All Right
02 Amen
03 I Got A Woman
04 You Don’t Know Me
05 I Got A Woman – Reprise
06 Mystery Train – Tiger Man
07 Folsom Prison Blues
08 I Walk The Line
09 Johnny B Goode
10 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Blueberry Hill
11 The Wonder Of You
12 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Side B
01 Polk Salad Annie
02 Introductions
03 Oh Happy Day
04 All Shook Up
05 Blue Suede Shoes
06 One Night
07 Bridge Over Troubled Water
08 Suspicious Minds
09 Can’t Help Falling In Love

LP 2: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
August 19, 1970 Dinner Show
Side A
01 Orchestra Intro
02 Opening Vamp
03 Tiger Man
04 I Got A Woman (False Start)
05 I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt)
06 Monologue
07 Love Me Tender (False Start Only)
08 I've Lost You
09 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
10 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11 Polk Salad Annie
Side B
01 The Wonder Of You
02 Heartbreak Hotel (Including False Starts)
03 One Night
04 Blue Suede Shoes / Along Came Jones (Excerpt)
05 Hound Dog (Including False Starts)
06 Bridge Over Troubled Water
07 Suspicious Minds
08 Can't Help Falling In Love

LP 3 -  I Just Can’t Help Believin’
August 19, 1970 Midnight Show
Side A
01 Orchestra Intro
02 Opening Vamp
03 That's All Right
04 I Got A Woman
05 Tiger Man
06 I've Lost You
07 I Just Can't Help Believin'
08 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
09 Polk Salad Annie
Side B
01 Johnny B. Goode – James Burton Intro
02 Introductions
03 The Wonder Of You
04 Heartbreak Hotel
05 One Night
06 All Shook Up
07 Blue Suede Shoes
08 Hound Dog (Including False Starts)
09 Bridge Over Troubled Water
10 Suspicious Minds
11 Can't Help Falling In Love
12 Closing Vamp

LP 4 - Memphis Tennessee
August 20, 1970 Dinner Show
01 Opening Vamp
02 That's All Right
03 I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt)
04 Tiger Man
06 Love Me Tender (With False Start)
07 I've Lost You
08 I Just Can't Help Believin'
09 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Side B
01 Polk Salad Annie
02 Johnny B. Goode – James Burton Introduction
03 The Wonder Of You
04 Heartbreak Hotel
05 Memphis Tennessee
06 One Night
07 Blue Suede Shoes
08 Bridge Over Troubled Water
09 Suspicious Minds
10 Can't Help Falling In Love
11 Closing Vamp / Announcements
The LP set is duplicated on 4 CDs with the same tracklisting

‘A Powerhouse Performance’ Bootlegs Reissued: The publicity notes, Out Now on the newly found “Now Entertainment” label are these Ultra Limited Edition CD Re-Releases:
- Good Evening, I’m Johnny Cash
- You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
- I Just Can’t Help Believin’
- Memphis Tennessee
- Sweet Inspirations
- Sweet Caroline
- Cryin’ Time
- Tiger Man
-  When The Snow Is On The Roses

9 remarkable AUDIENCE RECORDINGS from the August 1970 summer festival.
These fantastic Powerhouse Performances are recorded on stage in August 1970 at the Showroom of the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The first shows from this August engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary “That’s The Way It Is” and recorded by RCA for the soundtrack. The recordings featured here were recorded right after the MGM & RCA crew had left. Elvis is in a good mood and seems to be very relaxed. This is Elvis at his best.
Raw, rebellious and at the peak of his powers. Enjoy these ......Powerhouse Performances
All shows are presented in deluxe digipacks and are available in a very limited edition.
EIN Note: Not surprising that this set is “limited" as Elvis collectors will own them all already!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
All Audience Recordings, some poor quality, released multiple times before, surely no fan needs the tracklist.
- Good Evening, I’m Johnny Cash - Aug 14 Midnight show - Previously on 'The Man In White Vol. 3'
- You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’- Aug 19 Dinner show  - Previously on  'Loose As A Goose' / 'Double Dynamite'
- I Just Can’t Help Believin’- Aug 19 Midnight show  - Previously on 'Loose As A Goose' / 'Double Dynamite'
- Memphis Tennessee - Aug 20 Dinner show  - Previously on  'A Dinner Bell In Vegas'
- Sweet Inspirations - Aug 20 Midnight show  -   - Previously on 'Elvis '70 : Hot To Trot'
- Sweet Caroline - Aug 21 Dinner show  - Previously on  'Ol' Snake Hips Is In Town'
- Cryin’ Time - Aug 21 Midnight show  - Previously on  'Ol' Snake Hips Is In Town'
- Tiger Man - Aug 23 Dinner show - Previously on 'The Hillbilly Cat Live'
- When The Snow Is On The Roses - Aug 24 Midnight show   - Previously on 'The Hillbilly Cat Returns'

Tuesday 11 May 2021

MRS ‘Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ new 3-CD Set OUT NOW: The MRS new 3CD Deluxe set ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ is OUT NOW via Amazon and other on-line shops.
This three CD set contains a selection of captivating performances drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas International in August 1969 and January thru February 1970.
For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings (formerly in mono) have been remastered, carefully restored, and remixed to true stereo with outstanding expertise using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound.
This technology is not available to the major record label industries and the tracks have NOT been electronically processed and nothing has been added to make these tracks to true stereo.
The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.
A sample sound showing "true stereo" from the 3 shows can be downloaded CLICK HERE
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

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'Kansas City Revisited' New Import CD/DVD: The Millbranch Music label announces, a great 3-Disc Digipack release for every serious “Elvis live in the 70s” – collector! Since just about everything has changed in our way of approaching an Elvis CD project we are absolutely sure that this time there is quality all the way in terms of sound (no audience recordings) and performances!
Introducing our first “Soundboard” release on the “MM” label here are two performances by Elvis and his exciting group of musicians (Afternoon and Evening show from the same day) at his fabulous early Summer 1974 Tour. Kansas City was the place to go on June 29, 1974, because Elvis was willing to deliver two extremely entertaining shows of high standard – and he did!
The evening show of this day has been released a couple of times already, but never before in such great sound quality. The afternoon show is UNRELEASED in any form. Until now……..
We believe that the pairing of these two Kansas City shows alone already make a very nice package – but we would not talk about a “great” release if it was just “nice to have”, so we decided to make it kind of “perfect” and added a third disc and that is a DVD!
You will have the best possible visual accompaniment for the two shows of June 29, 74 – perfectly synched with the same incredible sound that you can hear on our cd´s! We also have been able to obtain the best possible HD picture quality for our project and so you will be able to not only hear, but also to see the “real deal”.
But that is not even all, since there is even more to “discover” on our DVD, which is included in the package!
Don´t waste any minute and make sure to order it while you can from your local dealer!
EIN Note: We and other collectors are stunned by this announcement. This would be a brand new unreleased 1974 soundboard (totally unknown) plus the fine Evening show combined with quality 8 mm films and bonus material.
It almost sounds too good to be true. EIN awaits some samples to check.
The Evening Show was released by Fort Baxter back in 1995 on 'A Profile. The King On Stage Vol.1'
Let's see if Millbranch Music can deliver the goods.
- Selling for around US$40
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist CD 1: June 29, 1974 – AFTERNOON performance
01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman / Amen
03. Love Me
04. Trying To Get To You
05. All Shook Up
06. Love Me Tender
07. Hound Dog
08. Fever
09. Polk Salad Annie
10. Why Me Lord
11. Suspicious Minds
12. Band Introductions
13. I Can’t Stop Loving You
14. Help Me
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Let Me Be there
17. Funny How Times Slips Away
18. Big Boss Man
19. Steamroller Blues
20. Can’t Help Falling In Love
Tracklist CD 2: June 29, 1974 – EVENING performance
01. See See Rider
02. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
03. Blue Christmas
04. I Got A Woman / Amen
05. Love Me
06. Trying To Get To You
07. All Shook Up
08. Love Me Tender
09. Fever
10. Polk Salad Annie
11. Why Me Lord
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introductions
14. I Can’t Stop Loving You
15. Help Me
16. Bridge Over Troubled Water
17. Let Me Be There
18. Funny How Times Slips Away
19. Big Boss Man
20. Steamroller Blues
21. Can’t Help Falling in Love
22. Closing Vamp
Tracks 18 - 22 Omaha. June 30 1974 afternoon show
DVD Disc 3 (DVD): A full documentary about Elvis on tour June 1974
Featuring facts, interviews, news footage and most of all great “8 mm” film-footage from
01. Philadelphia, June 23 1974: Evening Show
02. Kansas City, June 29, 1974: Afternoon Show
03. Kansas City, June 29, 1974: Evening Show
04. “In retrospect” -- Kansas City, November 15, 1971: 8:30 pm
05. “The final farewell” -- Kansas City, June 18, 1977: 8:30 pm

'Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau' New DVD: Having announced the CD of Elvis' TV "Welcome Home" show with Frank Sinatra the Memphis Mansion label now announces the 'Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau' DVD.

The Frank Sinatra Timex Special with Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis, jr., Joey Bishop, Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford
Recorded 26th of March, 1960. Shown on television for the first time on the 12th of May, 1960.
For the first time ever, you will hear the show in a completely magical sound quality!
Comes from a newly found acetate.
We are going to guarantee that you have NEVER heard this show of this kind of way!!
If you want to give yourself a blast of a new Elvis experience, you shouldn’t hesitate to buy this release!


Go here to MM website for Pre-Order details- €20.00

(News, Source;AS/ElvisInfoNet)


‘SOLD OUT’ Vol.5 DVD: The publicity states..  In recent months, the ’Sold Out!’ DVD series has been on everybody’s lips. Given the uniqueness of the 8mm footage, and the controversy over its release, that’s no surprise.
No doubt these limited-edition collectors’ releases will be selling for crazy prices on Ebay a few years from now, so collect these while you still can!
Volume 5 is a salute to the original filmers, thanks to whom we can now enjoy these fantastic clips of Elvis on stage.
In the liner notes, one of these original filmers describes the excitement of seeing the man in concert, and the challenges of filming him and not getting caught. Several of these filmers later experienced getting scammed by certain collectors for their material, an unfortunate situation that Pyramid is now trying to correct by reaching out to the original filmers and paying them for the use of their footage.
Volume 5 is a real humdinger of a release, this time presented in beautiful deluxe digipack with extensive notes and rare original photos.
And the contents are just spectacular, and even include a full unreleased concert performance.
If you enjoyed vols. 3 and 4, then you will LOVE volume 5!
As always, everything is presented precisely as it was originally recorded, and carefully restored without altering anything.
This is the real deal. Get it today!!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 5 May 2021

'The Matrix Recordings' New Import Set: Coming later this month is a 4 CD set titled "The Matrix recordings" and it's a limited release of 300 copies only
Combining the soundboard recordings with audience recordings to give more atmosphere.
CD1) August 21, 1974 (MS) Las Vegas
CD2) March 17, 1976, Johnson City, TN
CD3) April 23, 1977 Toledo, OH
CD4) April 24, 1977 Ann Arbor, MI

EIN Note: In 1976 and 1977 Elvis' concerts certainly needed more crowd atmosphere to add to the excitement - not Elvis' best years.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'ELVIS 25' - Essential Sixties Splices Vol.1' New Import: CMT is proud to present the first in their new series "Elvis 25" , this incredible release includes brand new, unreleased spliced takes and focusses on 1960; Elvis was 25 when he recorded all these great tracks.
As always, expect some nice surprises, since a lot of the tracks sound very different then what has been released before.
Some highlights are the remade opening for "Stuck on You", an extended version of "Make Me Know It", "It's Now Or Never" includes a rare "harmony" part and a breathtaking new approach has been done on "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" which starts of with the spoken part.
Also the new version of "Lonely Man" sound very different and includes both the main version and the solo version.
Limited to 500 copies this one will be sold out soon, pre order now!



(News, Source;CMT/ElvisInfoNet)
Tracklist
1.    Stuck on You - spliced take 2,1
2.    Fame and Fortune - spliced take 3,4,2
3.    It’s Now Or Never - spliced take 3,2,4
4.    A Mess O’ Blues - spliced take 2,4,3
5.    Are You Lonesome Tonight? - alternate master
6.    I Gotta Know - spliced take 1,2,1,2,1
7.    Make Me Know It - spliced take 12,14,16
8.    Fever - spliced take 2,3,4,1
9.    The Girl of My Best Friend - spliced take 7,8,6,8
10. I Will Be Home Again - extended master
11. Dirty, Dirty Feeling - spliced take 2,3,4
12. The Thrill of Your Love - spliced take 1,3
13. Soldier Boy - spliced take 4,7,11
14. Such A Night - alternate master
15. It Feels So Right - spliced take 4,3
16. The Girl Next Door Went A’ Walkin’ - spliced take 1,2,3,3
17. Like A Baby - spliced take 1,2
18. Reconsider Baby - alternate master
19. Wooden Heart - spliced take 2,1
20. Flaming Star - spliced take 4,5
21. Surrender - spliced take 7,9
22. Crying in the Chapel - spliced take 2,1,3
23. Wild in the Country - spliced take 6,8,11,13,13,13
24. Lonely Man - alternate master

'Out In Hollywood Vol.4' New Import: The MTP label announces 'Out In Hollywood Vol.4' another Hollywood collection including 22 rare tracks.
This series needs no further introduction and continues to deliver some rare and hard to find complete takes in the best available sound!
If you bought previous volumes, be sure to get this one, since it is "Meant to be played"
Includes 'Young Dreams' and 'Don’t Ask Me Why - take 12' the Thorne Nogar Mixes.


(News, Source;CMT/ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklist
1.    Young Dreams - take 8 (Thorne Nogar Mix)
2.    Don’t Ask Me Why - take 12 (Thorne Nogar Mix)
3.    We’re Gonna Move - stereo master
4.    C’mon Everybody - take 7  
5.    Riding the Rainbow - spliced take 4,6
6.    A House That Has Everything - take 3
7.    Datin’ - take 3,4
8.    I Slipped, I Stumbled I Fell - take 11
9.    Margarita - take 1
10.  Golden Coins - take 8
11.  Home is Where the Heart is - take 20
12.  Santa Lucia - take 5
13.  A Whistling Tune - take 7,8
14.  Pocketful of Rainbows
15.  King of the Whole Wide World - take 10
16.  Spring Fever - take 4
17.  Look Out, Broadway - take 5
18.  The Meanest Girl in Town - take 11
19.  Roustabout - take 16
20.  Moonlight Swim - take 2
21.  Go East, Young Man - master
22.  You Don’t Know Me - take 13

Thursday 29 April 2021

'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' In-Depth Review: MRS's new triple-CD set 'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' was released last month.
The CDs contain rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. With remastered audio and accompanying 40-page booklet the package is aimed at the general public, plus Elvis collectors who could not afford last year's FTD fan club deluxe release.
Elvis’ glorious rehearsals on 24 July at RCA studios are the real key to this release. Twenty seven classic performances and with Elvis not only rehearsing the familiar songs we would all come to know from the MGM movie but also songs he would never perform on stage.

EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new collection and discover some neat surprises along the way.

(CD REviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Monday 26 April 2021
MRS June VINYL Releases: The UK Memphis Recording Service will release 3 separate vinyl releases in June 2021.
These are strictly Limited Edition sets and will be available in both Black and Clear vinyl.
Please note, the clear vinyl is ONLY available from Elvis fan clubs and exclusive Elvis dealers and WILL NOT be available to the mainstream public and stores.
The 3 vinyl releases are as follows:

SUMMER FESTIVAL 1970 - THE REHEARSALS
(3LP 180g GATEFOLD)
This triple album set contains rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings, remastered and restored, capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas and which were recorded by the MGM cameras for Elvis' stunning TTWII movie.

The album features 48 recordings from Elvis' rehearsals at MGM Culver City 15 July 1970 as well as his stunning session at RCA Studios, Hollywood, 24 July 1970.

 

 

SIDE A
MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, 15 July 1970
01. Stagger Lee
02. Got My Mojo Working
03. I’ve Lost You
04. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 1)
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
07. Sweet Caroline
08. Yesterday
09. Ghost Riders in the Sky*
10. Runaway*
* MONO

SIDE B
MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, - 15 July 1970
01. Peter Gunn Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 2)
04. Patch It Up
05. Cotton Fields
06. Sylvia
07. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 2)
MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, - 29 July 1970
08. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I
09. Such A Night
10. It’s Now or Never

SIDE C
RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. That’s All Right
02. I Got A Woman
03. The Wonder of You
04. I’ve Lost You
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. Stranger in The Crowd
07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1)
08. Something

SIDE D
RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Don’t Cry Daddy (Faster Tempo)
02. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
03. Polk Salad Annie
04. Bridge Over Troubled Water
05. I Can’t Stop Loving You
06. Just Pretend
07. Sweet Caroline
08. Words

SIDE E
RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Suspicious Minds
02. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Rehearsal 1)
03. Tomorrow Never Comes
04. Mary In the Morning
05. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
06. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Rehearsal 2)

SIDE F
RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Heart of Rome
02. Memories
03. Johnny B. Goode
04. Make the World Go Away
05. Stranger in My Own Hometown*
06. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
*CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS ELVIS – JANUARY THRU FEBRUARY 1970
(2LP 180g GATEFOLD)

This double LP contains Elvis’ second engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in January & February 1970.

The first LP features Elvis Opening Show, 26th JANUARY 1970, the second album features the season's Closing Show, 23rd FEBRUARY 1970

 

 

 

SIDE A - OPENING SHOW – 26th JANUARY 1970
01 All Shook Up
02 That´s All Right
03 Proud Mary
04 Don´t Cry Daddy
05 (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
06 Long Tall Sally
07 Let It Be Me
08 I Can´t Stop Loving You
09 Walk A Mile in My Shoes
10 In the Ghetto

SIDE B
01 True Love Travels on A Gravel Road
02 Sweet Caroline
03 Polk Salad Annie
04 Introductions
05 Kentucky Rain
06 Suspicious Minds
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love

SIDE C - CLOSING SHOW – 23rd FEBRUARY 1970
01 Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
02 I Got A Woman
03 Long Tall Sally
04 Don´t Cry Daddy
05 Elvis Talks
06 Hound Dog
07 Love Me Tender
08 Kentucky Rain
09 Let It Be Me
10 I Can’t Stop Loving You
11 See See Rider
SIDE D
01 Sweet Caroline
02 Polk Salad Annie
03 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
04 Heartbreak Hotel
05 One Night
06 It´s Now or Never
07 Suspicious Minds
08 Elvis Talks
09 Can´t Help Falling in Love

LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS ELVIS – AUGUST 1969
(Single LP 180g)
This single album contains the earliest known recorded performance from Elvis’ first engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August 1969.

Capturing Elvis at his energised best weeks before the RCA mobile van arrived to record his later 1969 performances that would be compiled into his classic 'In Person' album.

 

 


SIDE A
01 Blue Suede Shoes
02 I Got A Woman
03 All Shook Up
04 Love Me Tender
05 Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel
06 Heartbreak Hotel
07 Hound Dog
08 Memories
09 Mystery Train/Tiger Man

SIDE B
01 Baby, What You Want Me to Do
02 Are You Lonesome Tonight
03 Yesterday/Hey Jude
04 In the Ghetto
05 Suspicious Minds
06 What'd I Say
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love


'Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau' New CD: The Memphis Mansion label announces a brand new CD release, 'Elvis Presley Recorded Live At The Fontainebleau'.
This features 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special with Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis, jr., Joey Bishop, Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford'.
Recorded 26th of March, 1960. Shown on television for the first time on the 12th of May, 1960.
For the first time ever, you will hear the show in a completely magical sound quality! Comes from a newly found acetate.
We guarantee that you have NEVER heard this show in this kind of HiFi quality!!
If you want to give yourself a blast of a new Elvis experience, you shouldn’t hesitate to buy this release!
Go here to Memphis Mansion to Pre-order and full tracklisting - €13.75.

(News, Source;MM/ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 22 April 2021
‘SOLD OUT!’ Vol 4 Out Now: Volume 4 of ’Sold Out!’ DVD series is out now, and it’s our favorite one so far! More and more people are discovering this phenomenal DVD series, including even Elvis’ own associates and musicians. It’s quite a scoop that DUKE BARDWELL has written exclusive liner-notes for this new release. Duke, as most of you will know, played bass for Elvis at 181 shows in 1974 & ’75. His wonderfully evocative text truly captures the magic and excitement of Elvis live on stage in the seventies.
Duke can be seen in various clips on this release, and usually with a big smile on his face. And now after almost 50 years, that smile is there once again while watching this unique footage. Sure, 8mm is not perfect, but it was the technology of the time, and though it has its limitations, it now gives us the chance to experience many great moments of Elvis in concert that would otherwise have been lost forever.
This fourth volume focuses on the final years, and it features some of the coolest and most enjoyable 8mm footage out there. Three hours of rare and unreleased clips, all restored by some of the best people in the business. ‘Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate…’ – and get this gem of a release now. Presented as a two-disc set in a quality digipack, this is a must-have release that takes you back to that wonderful time when all was well with the world, and The King was rocking arenas from coast to coast. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are sold out, so don’t miss out on this one!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Stage Power' New Import Box-Set: The publicity notes... An exciting new LP-sized boxset containing 4xCDs and a DVD packed with fan-filmed footage from Elvis' November 1970 tour
1970 was a fantastic year for the King. He had set a new audience record at the Houston Astrodome, filmed his summer engagement in Las Vegas for a documentary, and done his first live concert tour since the 1950!
Less than two months after his first tour, Elvis continued his triumphant march through eight new cities.
The conquering of the United States of America had begun
Now, experience Elvis at the peak of his career - on tour in November 1970
CD1: Portland, Oregon - November 11th 1970:
CD2: Seattle, Washington - November 12th 1970:
CD3: Los Angeles, California - November 14th E/S
CD4: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - November 16th 1970:
EIN Note: All Audience Recordings and all previously released on Bootlegs such as 'One Night In Portland', 'Tangled Up In Seattle', 'Forum Of Inglewood', 'Go Cat Go' some of them in pretty poor audio quality.

CD1: Portland, Oregon - November 11th 1970: Opening Vamp / That's All Right / I Got A Woman - Amen / Monologue / Love Me Tender (with false start) / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / Sweet Caroline / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Instrumental intermezzo / Band Introductions / Johnny B. Goode / Band Introductions - Blueberry Hill (excerpt) / How Great Thou Art / The Wonder Of You / Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starts) / Blue Suede Shoes / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water (with 4 false starts) / Suspicious Minds / Funny How Times Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp - Announcements / Rick Rennie & his friends after show comments

CD2: Seattle, Washington - November 12th 1970: Opening Vamp / That's All Right / I Got A Woman - Amen / Monologue / Love Me Tender (with false start) / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / Sweet Caroline / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Instrumental intermezzo / Band Introductions / Johnny B. Goode / Band Introductions / How Great Thou Art (with false start and reprise) / The Wonder Of You / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / Hound Dog / Funny How Times Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD3: Los Angeles, California - November 14th E/S: Opening Vamp / That's All Right / I Got A Woman - Amen / Monologue / Love Me Tender (with false start) / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Instrumental intermezzo / Band Introductions / Johnny B. Goode / Band Introductions / How Great Thou Art / The Wonder Of You / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / One Night / Love Me / Trying To Get To You (1st live version) / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / Introduction of Vernon Presley / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love #1 / Closing Vamp / Polk Salad Annie (excerpt) / Can't Help Falling In Love #2 / Closing Vamp - Announcements

CD4: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - November 16th 1970: Opening Vamp / That's All Right / I Got A Woman - Amen / Monologue / Love Me Tender (with false start) / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Johnny B. Goode / Band Introductions / How Great Thou Art (with reprise) / The Wonder Of You / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water (false start only) - Blue Christmas (1st live version) / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp - Announcements
Note- these are audience recordings

Tuesday 20 April 2021
Two New FTD Releases: For May 2021 release FTD have announced a 1973 Las Vegas double-concert pack plus a new Pål Granlund / David English looking at Elvis' first movie Love Me Tender.
1) 'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘73' - double 5” digi-pak.
As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD announces the release of ELVIS: LAS VEGAS ‘73.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis from two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton; August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM).
EIN Notes: The August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show) is an old favourite that was released as a Fort Baxter bootleg back in 1995 on 'A Profile The King On Stage Vol 1'. It was a "stereo sound booth audience recording" in pretty good quality. As FTD do not state that these are both soundboards it is a good possibility that CD1 is the same booth recording but upgraded.
The September 2, 1973 (3AM show) is previously unreleased.
Elvis was not happy at this Las Vegas season. He walked on stage at the final concert with a monkey on his back and was in a bad mood with both Col Parker and the Hilton.
The cover photo (see 'Elvis - Caught in a Trap' by Arjan Deelen & Laurens Van Houten) features Elvis with the monkey peeping over his shoulder.
The incredulous Closing Show was released by FTD back in 2004. While not a "great" concert it is totally fascinating for Elvis' powerful, no holds bared, comments and performances.  See EIN review here.
2) 'Love Me Tender – Through The Lens Of Robert Vose' Book / CD Combo. FTD Books is pleased to present “Love Me Tender – Through The Lens of Robert Vose”.
Pål Granlund and David English visited the 20th Century-Fox Studios archive several years ago which proved to be an amazing experience. These stunning photographs captured by Robert Vose – the majority of them unseen and unpublished since September 1956 – reveal life on the movie set with Director Robert D. Webb, his cast and crew.
Accompanying the book are two CDs.
Disc 1: The original EP, Outtakes, Stereo Masters and The Truth About Me interview.
Disc 2: The 13 recordings made at Radio Recorders between September 1-3, 1956. (EIN Notes: These were for Elvis' second LP 'Elvis' already released as an FTD Classic Album)
Go here to SONY / FTD Releases 2021 for Tracklist and Details
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Sunday 18 April 2021
'Elvis Presley Demo & Acetates' New Import: New CD Release From Elvis ONE. 'Elvis Presley Demo & Acetates' is a special edition release with 29 tracks, including (rare) acetate recordings and (songwriter) demos.
Some of these recordings are still unreleased by Elvis' record company like the edited movie version of 'Mean Woman Blues', the undubbed movie version of 'Earth Boy', the unedited vocal overdub of 'I've Got To Find My Baby', the instrumental track of 'If I Can Dream', a radio commercial for the 'Big show in Denver, April 8, 1956', and many others.
Also included are the acetate home-recordings of 'Dark Moon', 'Write To Me From Naples' and 'My Heart Cries For You'.
As a special bonus you can hear six songwriter demos.
For most of these recordings we've used the unrepaired recordings so nothing is lost from the original sound.
A Limited Edition Of Only 500 Copies.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

01. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Private Recording) 2:49
02. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way (Private Recording) 2:02
03. Fool, Fool, Fool (Radio Demo) 1:53
04. Shake, Rattle And Roll (Radio Demo) 2:23
05. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Live) 1:50
06. Hearts Of Stone (Live) 2:01
07. Radio Spot ‘Big Show In Denver, April 8, 1956’ 1:08
08. Dick Clark Phone Interview 4:30
09. Earth Boy (Undubbed Movie Version) 2:40
10. The Walls Have Ears (Overdubbed Movie Version) 2:50
11. Mexico (Dubbed Movie Version) 2:07
12. Girl Happy (Original Composite Master) 2:05
13. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (Unused Alternate Track 1) 2:12
14. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (Unedited Vocal Overdub) 2:09
15. Dark Moon #1 (Homerecording) 3:20
16. Dark Moon #2 (Homerecording) 2:54
17. Write To Me From Naples (Homerecording) 2:36
18. My Heart Cries For You (Homerecording) 1:47
19. Almost In Love (Instrumental 2006, Take 4) 3:11
20. A Little Less Conversation (Instrumental) 2:19
21. If I Can Dream (Instrumental) 3:08
22. ‘I Play This Record For You’ (Personal Message By Elvis) 0:09
23. Mean Woman Blues (Edited Movie Version) 2:03
SONGWRITER DEMOS
24. Wisdom Of The Ages (Demo For ‘Harum Scarum’) 2:23
25. Hard Knocks (Demo For ‘Roustabout’) 1:55
26. This Way To Paradise (Demo For ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 2:08
27. Easy Come, Easy Go (Demo) 1:35
28. I Need Somebody To Lean On (Demo For ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 3:03
29. Fun In Acapulco (Demo) 2:16

'Pearl Harbor - The Double Album' New Import CD: From The Bootleg Series: 'Elvis Presley In Person, Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor - The Double Album'.
All known recordings from and related to the benefit concert from March 25th, 1961 on one great new cd release. Newly remastered, unedited and complete!
We wanted to present this concert in the best possible sound and as originally recorded, so including the accasionally microphone feedback which was part of the show (infact, Elvis reacts on this).
And also as complete as possible, so including the complete radio broadcast 'Elvis Salutes The USS Arizona', the complete press conference and interviews, Elvis' arrival, and also the original released press conference excerpt as released on the album 'A Legendary Performer' and the 6 minutes long version of 'Hound Dog' as originally released for the very first time on the 1979 Pearl Harbor bootleg from Golden Archives.
Limited edition with 12 page booklet with photos and recording info.

(News, Source:ElvisInfoNet)
DISC 1: Elvis Live At Bloch Arena, Saturday, March 25th, 1961
01. Introductions
02. Heartbreak Hotel
03. All Shook Up
04. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
05. I Got A Woman
06. Love Me
07. Band Introductions
08. Such A Night
09. Reconsider Baby
10. I Need Your Love Tonight
11. That’s All Right
12. Don’t Be Cruel
13. One Night
14. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
15. It’s Now Or Never
16. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
17. Hound Dog
18. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
       (Pearl Harbor Memorial Version)
Elvis Salutes The Uss Arizona
Radio Broadcast
19. Introduction / Take My Hand, Precious Lord
20. Announcer / I Believe In The Man In The Sky
21. Announcer / It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
23. Announcer / Milky White Way
24. Announcer / George Chaplin /
      He Knows Just What I Need
25. Announcer / William F. Quinn / I Believe
26. Morley Theaker / Message From Elvis
      / Tribute To The USS Arizona / (There’ll Be) Peace In    
      The Valley (For Me) / Closing Announcements

DISC 2
01. Tom Moffatt Talks With Colonel Parker And Elvis
02. Elvis Arrives In Pearl Harbor
03. Press Conference At The Hawaiian Village Hotel
04. Interview By Tom Moffatt
05. Presentation Of Awards To Elvis (Original Edit From The Album ‘A Legendary Performer’)
06. Hound Dog (Extended Live Version)

'Elvis Sings Sweet Inspiration' New Import: Paradise Road Records Presents 'Elvis Sings Sweet Inspiration And Other Great Songs!' Including the complete August 20, 1970 midnight show and recordings from the dinner and midnight show of August 19, 1970 and the dinner show of August 20, 1970. All great sounding audience recordings!
Including songs like 'Sweet Inspiration', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Polk Salad Annie', 'I Just Can't Help Believin', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 'Heartbreak Hotel' (with 4 false starts), 'Tiger Man' (2 versions with 1 as the show opener), and song excerpts from 'Ave Maria', 'More' and 'Along Came Jones'. A total of 33 tracks.
Of course this cd comes with a nice booklet
EIN Notes: Audience recordings all previously released as 'Double Dynamite' / 'A Dinner Bell In Vegas' etc

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
1. Orchestra Intro
2. Opening Vamp
3. That’s All Right
4. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt)
 / I Got A Woman
5. Tiger Man
6. Monologue / Playing With Laughing Box
7. Love Me Tender (With False Start)
8. I’ve Lost You
9. Sweet Caroline
10. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
11. Polk Salad Annie
12. Introductions
13. Sweet Inspiration
14. Introductions
15. Johnny B. Goode
16. Introductions
17. The Wonder Of You
18. Heartbreak Hotel
19. Blue Suede Shoes
20. Hound Dog
21. More (Excerpt)
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water
23. Suspicious Minds
24. Can’t Help Falling In Love
25. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Bonus Tracks
26. Opening Vamp / Tiger Man
27. Heartbreak Hotel (With 4 False Starts)
28. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
29. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
30. Along Came Jones (Excerpt)
31. One Night
32. All Shook Up
33. Memphis Tennessee
Tracks 2-25 Recorded On August 20, 1970, Midnight Show.
Tracks 1, 29, 31, 32 Recorded On August 19, 1970, Midnight Show.
Track 25 ‘Announcements’ And Track 33 Recorded On August 20, 1970, Dinner Show.
Tracks 26, 27, 28, 30 Recorded On August 19, 1970, Dinner Show.

'Flaming Star & Summer Kisses' New Import: The publicity notes.. Originally released in the UK only, september 1965 and never released on cd until now.
All tracks on this album are presented in Mono as on the original album. For this cd release we’ve included 2 bonus tracks: A special recorded message by Elvis to his UK fans for the ‘New Musical Express Poll Concert’, Wembley’s Empire Pool, England, April 26, 1964. Previously unreleased in this quality on cd - and an interview with Peter Noone from August 18, 1965. With these bonus tracks this is THE ELVIS UK ALBUM and deserves a release on CD. (EIN is not sure why as it contains nothing new)
A nice collection that reached #11 on the UK album charts on October 9, 1965.
Don't miss this limited edition!

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
The Original Mono Album
SIDE 1
01. Flaming Star
02. Mean Woman Blues
03. Loving You
04. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
05. It’s Now Or Never
06. Hot Dog
SIDE 2
07. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
08. Party
09. Lonesome Cowboy
10. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do
11. True Love
12. Are You Lonesome Tonight
Bonus Tracks
13. 1964 Greetings To His Uk Fans (Master Recording)
14. Elvis And Peter Noone (Interview)

Monday 12 April 2021
'The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 3': The publicity states... A sublime 6 CD box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again, there is chosen for some  60's and 70's instead of focusing on one time period. This way all will be served!
Just like on The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 1 & 2 there are some true gems (or rough cut diamonds) to be found on this set! For example the Rough Cut Diamonds Lp contained some unique mixes very different to the later released versions. And the “Kickin’ Back!” LP contained a spliced version of the Promised Land rehearsal, which resulted in an “alternate” ending. The 1974 rehearsal recordings made their debut on this 1988 LP and the complete rehearsal would not be heard until 7 years later.  Of course the LP also featured the infamous monologue recorded in September 1974 where Elvis speaks out against the press and the maternity lawsuit against him. The show where this speech was taken from would not be heard for almost 9 years later.
The Special delivery LP has always been a controversial album, containing the 2 duet versions of “Love Me Tender” with Linda Ronstadt. Plus another song “In My Dreams” which actually is not sung by Elvis at all. On the other side (literally) it also contained the marvelous unrepaired take 4 of “Rags To Riches”. The album also contained songs like “When The Snow Is On The Roses” and “Portrait Of My Love” not often heard in 1979! The “To Know Him Is To Love Him Album” is probably the sloppiest edited album of all time, but it did contain some welcome tracks never heard before by most fans (and still partly unissued elsewhere till today). The Amiga LP “That’s The  Way It Is” & the “Play It Hot Album” do not need any introduction as these are probably some of the first bootleg LP’s in most Elvis collections. All of these albums are true classics and listening to these will bring up some beautiful memories.
6 Classic Elvis Bootleg Albums
- That’s The Way It Is / - To Know Him Is To Love Him /- Special Delivery /- Kickin’ Back! /- Rough Cut Diamonds Volume 2 /- Play It Hot

EIN Notes that while these early bootlegs 'Rough Cut Diamonds' 1984 and 'That’s The Way It Is' 1980 (taken from the movie soundtrack) were impressive at the time everything has basically been officially released by now and in better quality (ie 1970 Undubbed Masters) so why on earth would collectors need these old bootlegs in 2021?
EIN can hear the bottom of the barrel being scraped.

THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
01. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man
02. The Next Step Is Love 
03. Cryin’ Time
04. Medley: Little Sister/What’d I Say/Stranger In The Crowd/How The Web Was Woven 
05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 
06. Mary In The Morning 
07. Polk Salad Annie 
08. That’s All Right 
09. I’ve Lost You 
10. Patch It Up 
11. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
12. Sweet Caroline
13. I Just Can’t Help Believing
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/One Night/Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up 
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Can’t Help Falling In Love
all tracks : 1970 that’s The Way It Is movie versions

TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM
01. Trouble – August 6, 1973
02. Raised On Rock – August 6, 1973
03. Steamroller Blues – August 1973
04. Sweet Inspiration – August 20 1970 MS
05. Help Me Make It Through The Night -August 1973 (?)
06. More / Suspicious Minds – August 20 1970 MS
07. Release Me – August 1973 (?)
08. I, John – August 1971
09. Folsom Prison Blues / I Walk The Line – August 14 1970 MS 
10. Until It’s Time For You To Go – August 1973 (?)
11. Fever – August 1973 (?)
12. I’m Leavin – August 1971 (?) 
13. Memphis Tennessee – 2 live Versions 1970 / 1973
14. Elvis Introduces Bobby Darin – live 1973 (?) 
15. Can’t Help Falling In Love – live 1974

SPECIAL DELIVERY
01. Love Me Tender – Duet With Linda Ronstadt
02. Love Me Tender – Duet With Linda Ronstadt – Radio Dj Sample
03. In My Dreams – P.J. Proby
04. Spring Fever – Movie Version
05. Portrait Of My Love – August 3 1972
06. Hawaiian Wedding Song – May 9 1976
07. King Creole – Alternate Master
08. Faded Love – Unique Mix 2.51 Min. Version
09. Wild In The Country – Maracas Overdub
10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Take 14 & 15
11. When The Snow Is On The Roses – August 24 1970 DS
12. In The Studio 1968
Trouble / Trouble – 1012/ Trouble – 1015
Guitar Man – 1001 / 1002 / 1003 / Little Egypt
13. Tomorrow Never Comes – Undubbed Master
14. Separate Ways – Movie Version On Tour
15. The Next Step Is Love – Movie Version That’s The Way It Is
16. That’s All Right – Movie Vs TTWII
17. Words – Movie Vs That’s The Way It Is 
18. Rags Ro Riches – Unrepepaired Take 4
19. The Sound Of Your Cry – Undubbed Master – Edited Unique Mix
20. Party – Movie Version

KICKIN’ BACK!
Hilton Showroom Dress-Rehearsal August 16, 1974
01. Promised Land (motherfucker Version) – August 16 1974
02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – Aug 16 74
03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) # 2 – August 16 1974
04. Promised Land # 2 – August 16 1974
05. Fever – Sept. 1974 
06. Aubrey –  Sherrill Nielsen: Lead Vocal Assistance By Elvis  – Sept. 2 1974 C/S
07. Monologue: Elvis Talks About Maternity Suit Filed Against Him – Sept. 2 1974
08. Monologue: Elvis Speaks Out On Drugs! – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show
09. Hawaiian Wedding Song / Dialogue  – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show
10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show

ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS VOLUME 2
(all unique mixes)
01. If I Were You – Undubbed Master
02. Help Me Make It Through The Night – Undubbed Master
03. Until It’s Time For You To Go – Undubbed Master
04. It’s Only Love – Edited Undubbed Master
05. We Can Make The Morning – Master Unique Mix 
06. Heart Of Rome – Undubbed Master
07. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – Undubbed Master
08. Mary In The Morning – Undubbed Master
09. Rags To Riches – Undubbed Master
10. The Sound Of Your Cry – Edited Undubbed Master
11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Duet With Temple Riser
12. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Undubbed Master

PLAY IT HOT
01. Maybelline – August 20 1955
02. That’s All Right – August 20 1955
03. Baby Let’s Play House – August 20 1955
04. Tweedle Dee – April 30 1955 
05. Hound Dog  – December 15 1956
06. Million Dollar Radio Spot
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Don’t Forbid Me
You Belong To My Heart
07. Old Shep – Take 5
08. I Got A Woman
09. Blue Moon / Young Love / Happy Day
10. When It Rains It Really Pours
11. Blue Christmas
12. Are You Lonesome Tonight
13. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
14. Baby What’s Wrong / Peter Gunn Theme
15. Love Me
16. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
17. Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town


'Elvis On Tour' VINYL Import:  The Golden Globe Records label presents: Elvis On Tour- April 9, 1972 Hampton Roads, Virginia
The publicity states... Golden Globe Records presents their first deluxe 2LP set containing the wonderful Hampton Roads show. In total 4 shows were recorded for the Golden Globe winning motion picture “Elvis On Tour”.
The Hampton Roads show is the first show that was recorded for the award winning documentary and is also the first one issued in this Elvis On Tour Series.
This is the very first proper high quality outing of this show on vinyl.
Presented in a beautiful deluxe gatefold cover containing 2 high quality 180 grams coloured vinyl albums.
A CD version is also added to this package.
This very limited edition is available in RED or BLUE vinyl.
VINYL Tracklisting:
SIDE A
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)
02  See See Rider (Traditional)
03  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie)
04  Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
05  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller)
06  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley)
07  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell)
08  Are You Lonesome Tonight (Roy Turk / Lou Handman)

SIDE B
01  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
02  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller)
03  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
04  Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
05  For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)
06  Introductions by Elvis

SIDE C
01  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury)
02  Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/E. Presley)
03  A Big Hunk O’Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche)
04  How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
05  Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Doris Akers)
        Performed by J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet
06  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)
07  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)
08  Closing Vamp
09  Elvis Has Left The Building

SIDE D - THE STEREO MIXES
01  I Got A Woman / Amen (Ray Charles) / (Traditional) 
02  You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins)
03  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley)
04  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell)
05  Are You Lonesome Tonight (Roy Turk / Lou Handman)
06  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
07  How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
08  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury)

CD:
01  Also Sprach Zarathustra
02  See See Rider
03  Until It’s Time For You To Go
04  Polk Salad Annie
05  Love Me
06  All Shook Up
07  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
08  Are You Lonesome Tonight
09  I Can’t Stop Loving You
10  Hound Dog
11  Bridge Over Troubled Water
12  Suspicious Minds
13  For The Good Times
14  Introductions by Elvis
15  An American Trilogy
16  Love Me Tender
17  A Big Hunk O’Love
18  How Great Thou Art
19  Sweet, Sweet Spirit (J.D. Sumner Stamps)
20  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
21  Can’t Help Falling In Love
22  Closing Vamp
23  Elvis Has Left The Building
THE STEREO MIXES
24  I Got A Woman / Amen
25  You Gave Me A Mountain
26  All Shook Up
27  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
28  Are You Lonesome Tonight
29  I Can’t Stop Loving You
30  How Great Thou Art
31  An American Trilogy

Wednesday 31 March 2021
MRS ‘Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’  new 3-CD Set: The MRS label will release a 3CD Deluxe set titled ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’  on 7th May 2021.
This three CD set contains a selection of captivating performances drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas International in August 1969 and January thru February 1970.
For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings (formerly in mono) have been remastered, carefully restored, and remixed to true stereo with outstanding expertise using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound.
This technology is not available to the major record label industries and the tracks have NOT been electronically processed and nothing has been added to make these tracks to true stereo.
The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.
A sample sound showing "true stereo" from the 3 shows can be downloaded CLICK HERE
EIN Note: All these 3 soundboards have been previously released by FTD but in mono. They were not RCA multitrack recordings.
A series of 180g LP versions (including the former MRS release of ‘SUMMER FESTIVAL 70 - THE REHEARSALS) will all be released a month later in June.
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

CD1 – AUGUST 1969*
01 Blue Suede Shoes
02 I Got A Woman
03 All Shook Up
04 Love Me Tender   
05 Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel
06 Heartbreak Hotel
07 Hound Dog
08 Memories
09 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


*Exact recording date unknown however likely to be early August 1969.

 



CD2 - OPENING SHOW – 26th JANUARY  1970
01 All Shook Up
02 That´s All Right
03 Proud Mary
04 Don´t Cry Daddy
05 (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
06 Long Tall Sally
07 Let It Be Me
08 I Can´t Stop Loving You
09 Walk A Mile in My Shoes
10 In the Ghetto
11 True Love Travels on A Gravel Road
12 Sweet Caroline
13 Polk Salad Annie
14 Introductions
15 Kentucky Rain
16 Suspicious Minds
17 Can’t Help Falling in Love

 

 

 


CD3 - CLOSING SHOW – 23rd FEBRUARY 1970
01 Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
02 I Got A Woman
03 Long Tall Sally
04 Elvis Talks (1)
05 Don´t Cry Daddy
06 Elvis Talks (2)
07 Hound Dog
08 Love Me Tender
09 Kentucky Rain
10 Let It Be Me
11 I Can’t Stop Loving You
12 See See Rider
13 Sweet Caroline
14 Polk Salad Annie
15 Introductions
16 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
17 Heartbreak Hotel
18 Elvis Talks (3)
19 One Night
20 It´s Now or Never
21 Suspicious Minds
22 Elvis Talks (4)
23 Can´t Help Falling in Love
BONUS TRACKS - 19th FEBRUARY 1970 (DINNER SHOW)
24 Don´t Cry Daddy
25 Let it Be Me
26 I Can’t Stop Loving You
27 Walk a Mile in My Shoes

'Elvis The Dream Project' New Vinyl: From the Victrola label their publicity notes.. A fresh new project in the completely upgraded sound! All songs have been restored, remixed into stereo and we bet you will love the result!
Ann Nixon, who is a very famous Elvis fan, said it all: "Seeing and hearing Elvis live is a happening in itself. No gramophone record can reflect the sound of Elvis' voice as he sounded in the real life. The dynamic range and the power that came with his voice were never captured like people really experienced it live."
(Note; 'Anne Nixon' was the spelling of her name - see EIN interview here)
Being with Elvis in Las Vegas is like having a private concert. Nowadays there are countless recordings of Elvis' shows, and with this project we want to try to show you how it was to experience the real Elvis live in Las Vegas as had you been there in person.
We are aware of the soundboard recordings of Elvis, but quite often they are instrumentally incomplete, or the strong bass or heavy orchestra are overbearing the other instruments in the sound mix. Our dream was to restore this unique collection of live songs that Elvis performed during his Vegas years to their fullest glory. In this project we used the 1970 "On Stage" album as a
template and we dreamt of what an original Elvis album would have looked like in the mid 70s. It was clearly noticeable throughout this project is how well Elvis really did sing on stage, and how immaculate the arrangements of the songs were.
That combination and Elvis' unbelievable charisma made everything sound right. Sometimes Elvis did two shows in one night in front of 2500 people during the span of one month. This would be almost the same as performing at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City during four consecutive weeks.
Our release is planned for May 2021. All selections sound fresh and lively like never before! Ask your local audio vendor for teasers!
A – side:
01 - If You Talk In Your Sleep (Las Vegas, August 1974)
02 - My Boy (Las Vegas, March 1975)
03 - I’m Leavin' (Las Vegas, August 1974)
04 - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (Las Vegas, August 1974)
05 - It's Midnight (Las Vegas, August 1974)
06 - Promised Land (Las Vegas, March 1975)
B – side:
01 - Trouble (Las Vegas, September 1973)
02 - Proud Mary (Las Vegas, August 1974)
03 - Down In The Alley (Las Vegas, August 1974)
04 - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Las Vegas, January 1974)
05 - Big Boss Man (Las Vegas, March 1975)
06 - Hound Dog (Las Vegas, February 1972)
07 - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Las Vegas, March 1975)

Thursday 18 March 2021

"Elvis In Concert 77, My name is Wayne Newton" BluRay: The publicity notes.. The independent label Planitis-Entertainment announces the release of the blu-ray "Elvis In Concert 77, My name is Wayne Newton". The creators of this blu-ray have collected all the images, interviews with Vernon (in 1977), all the live songs from June 19 and 21 from Omaha, NB, and Rapid City, SD, all the intros as well as the entirety of the presentation of the group of musicians by Elvis in one show, in one unique show.

A lot of remastering work from various non-copyrighted original (CBS) tapes was done frame by frame with DX Technique™ and for the first time the sound was reworked in Dolby Digital True HD. All regions, 26 live songs, play time 140 minutes.

EIN note.. The 'In Concert' footage was recorded in 1977 on old U-matic videotape. The format is well below BluRay quality and would not even be DVD quality. The cover design hardly indicates a quality product. Buyer Beware, please check video quality before purchase.
Tracklist
Promotion original '77 of CBS TV Special Elvis
Fans Comments
Preparations of the concert hall
Arrival of Elvis at the airport
Elvis meets with Todd Slaugther and Ernest Rodrigues of RCA
Elvis meets with Rapid City Mayor Arthur P. LaCroix and Monique Brave, representative of the Sioux Nation
Also Sprach Zarathoustra (Live Rapid-City)
1. See See Rider (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
2. I Got A Woman/Amen (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
3. That's All Right (Live Rapid-City)
4. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Live Rapid-City)
5. Love Me (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
6. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (Live Rapid-City)
7. You Gave Me A Mountain (Live Rapid-City)
8. Jailhouse Rock (Live Rapid-City)
9. Fairytale (Live Omaha)
10. Little Sister (Live Omaha)
11. Teddy Bear (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
12. Don't Be Cruel (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
13. And I Love You So (Live Omaha)
14. How Great Thou Art (Live Omaha)
15. O Sole Mio (Live by Sherryl Nielsen, Omaha)
16. It's Now Or Never (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
17. Trying To Get To You (Live Rapid-City)
18. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Live Rapid City)
19. My Way (Live Rapid-City)
Band presentation and Solos (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
20. Early Morning Rain (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
21. What'd I Say (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
22. Johnny B. Goode (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
23. I Really Don't Want To Know (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
School Days by Joe Guercio Orchestra
Presentation by Vernon Presley and Ginger Alden (Live Rapid-City)
24. Hurt (Live Rapid-City)
25. Hound Dog (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
26. Unchained Melody (Live Rapid-City)
27. Can't Help Falling In Love (Live Rapid-City and Omaha)
Departure from Elvis to the airport
Thank you message from Vernon Presley

Saturday 6 March 2021
'Sold Out 2' New DVD: Volume 2 of the "Rex Martin" film collection is out now.
The publicity notes... Pyramid strikes again! Remarkable 8mm footage, restored with care, truly bringing into focus again what a sensational and charismatic performer Elvis really was, even in his final years. It was a surprise to many to see such spectacular footage from concerts that were presumed lost to time.
Now Volume 2 is out, with even more surprises. Almost three hours of Elvis in his prime in Las Vegas from 1970 to 1973, all presented as it was originally recorded.
The Rex Martin footage and more. Carefully restored using the latest technology, but without compromising the integrity of the original footage. We also used a few silent clips this time.
Join us for a unique journey back in time, celebrating Elvis’ artistic rebirth in Las Vegas. People filming at concerts was still in its infancy, and of course there was always the risk of getting caught, and much of the film presented here reflect those realities. But this footage also captures a special moment in time when Elvis was on top of his game, and singing with real fire in his belly. He was clearly excited about performing live again, and his live shows were dynamic.
Decent footage from the early engagements is rarer than a hen’s teeth, so this is a real treat. A lot of effort was made to present this footage in the best way possible. Another quality release for fans.
And the good news is, Volume 3 is almost ready, with some truly spectacular close-up footage from the concert years.
You’re in for a surprise, so stay tuned!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'The 8mm Underground Films - Elvis - A Medley Of Costumes Vol 1' New DVD; Cine8 is proud to present a very special presentation of newly discovered footage.
Shot on 8mm and Super-8, you’ll get to see Elvis in a “Medley of Costumes”, from Las Vegas to Johnson City.
Everything on this DVD was shot by fans. As most of you know, the majority of these films don’t have complete performances. However, with clever editing, we have assembled a great selection of complete songs. We overdubbed every song with soundboard quality audio, turning it all into a wonderful experience.
Footage dates:
1973-02-15        Las Vegas
1973-02-17        Las Vegas DS
1973-02-17        Las Vegas MS
1973-02-18        Las Vegas DS
1973-02-23        Las Vegas Closing Show
1974-06-23        Philadelphia ES
1974-06-24        Niagara Falls ES
1974-06-27        Bloomington
1974-09-27        College Park
1974-09-28        College Park
1975-07-18        Richfield
1975-07-19        Uniondale ES
1976-03-17        Johnson City
1976-03-22        St. Louis
As a bonus we included a 40 minutes split screen edit of Elvis’ performance in San Bernardino on November 13, 1972!
Go here to YouTube for the 1 minute trailer.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 2 March 2021

'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' New MRS set Preview Copy: MRS have announced a 3CD Deluxe set titled ‘SUMMER FESTIVAL 1970 – THE REHEARSALS’ to be released on 12th March 2021, but PREVIEW copies have already sneaked out!

The CDs contain rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings, remastered and restored capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas. The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs taken at some of these rehearsal sessions.

As usual MRS has spared no expense in our remastering techniques. For the first time ever all, the tracks listed have had repairs and restorations having now the same mastering techniques, used on such recent MRS releases such as ‘Made in Germany’ and ‘Such a Night in Pearl Harbor’. A sample sound of this will circulate on forums within days of this announcement.

The 180g 3LP Gatefold version will be announced soon.

Please note: This is a prequel to a series of releases coming out this year from MRS. In that series will be a totally new and unreleased soundboard from the Summer Festival in 1970. A recording never heard before, stay tuned. -- Go here to 'All The CD News 2021' for full details and tracklists


'Elvis -The Alternate 1969 Recordings' Import CD: A great collection of alternate recordings from Elvis’ legendary Memphis recording sessions at the American Sound Studio in 1969 + an alternate version of ‘Let Us Pray’ with unique backing vocals recorded for Universal’s movie ‘Change Of Habit’.
This cd features over 20 rare tracks officially unreleased + 4 bonus tracks taken from acetates. ELVIS - THE ALTERNATE 1969 RECORDINGS is a nice addition to ELVIS PRESLEY - AMERICAN SOUND 1969, a 5 disc set from Elvis’ official record company.
This cd contains the complete unedited take 5 of ‘True Love Travels On A Gravel Road’ with Elvis singing “Streets paved with fucking gold”, unedited takes of 'Any Day Now' and more... Some of the acetate recordings used for this album are badly damaged. We’ve included them as a special bonus. These acetate recordings are rare and very hard to find. Some of these recordings are previously unreleased on cd until now.
A limited edition of only 500 copies.
01. After Loving You (take 1) 1:34
02. Rubberneckin’ (take 1 / unedited) 1:29
03. Rubberneckin’
(backup vocals overdubbed to January 21 master / partial backing vocals) 2:14
04. I’m Movin’ On
(band & brass overdubs after backup vocal overdubs / unrepaired vocals) 3:00
05. Inherit The Wind (unused composite master) 3:03
06. Suspicious Minds (harmony vocal overdub by Elvis) 3:22
07. Don’t Cry Daddy (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:54
08. Any Day Now (take 1 & 2 / unedited) 6:23
09. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 5 / unedited) 4:15
10. Mama Liked The Roses (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:46
11. In The Ghetto (part of take 12) 0:11
12. In The Ghetto (backup vocals overdubbed to take 22 / unrepaired vocals) 2:50
13. Inherit The Wind
(vocal overdub - V.O.2 / string overdubs on May 5 / not used) 3:26
14. Any Day Now (take 3 / unedited) 6:12
15. Any Day Now (take 4 / unedited) 6:50
16. From A Jack To A King
(backup vocals overdubbed to January 22 master / unrepaired master) 2:22
17. This Is The Story (backup vocal overdub on January 24) 2:30
18. Wearin’ That Loved On Look (unused composite master) 2:43
19. Poor Man’s Gold (instrumental track) 2:52
20. Poor Man’s Gold (vocal attempt) 0:12
21. Let Us Pray (backup vocal overdub on March 26 / not used) 2:59
BONUS TRACKS
22. Power Of My Love
(harmony vocal overdub by Elvis on Feb 22 / incomplete) 1:14
23. Do You Know Who I Am (harmony vocal overdubbed after vocal repair) 2;58
24. Mama Liked The Roses (strings overdubbed, after brass overdubs) 2:32
25. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
(harmony vocal overdub by Elvis on February 22) 2:26

‘Don't Cry Daddy’ New Import CD: Elvis live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This cd contains 29 tracks - great audience recordings from February 1970, including the February 21, midnight show. Other recordings are 'See See Rider' from the Feb 5, dinner show, 'Suspicious Minds' with reprise from the Feb 20, midnight show, the one-liner 'When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano' from the February 21, dinner show, + more great recordings!
The February 21, midnight show was first released on the album 'Let It Be Me' released in 2006, but now you can hear this show in a better sound. The show is really good with a very good setlist with a dynamic version of 'Long Tall Sally' and great renditions of 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' and other songs. Feel like you were in the audience to see the greatest singer of all time... Elvis on stage during his early Las Vegas shows was full of energy and at his best vocally and physically. As Robert Hilburn noted in his LA Times review of Presley’s 1970 winter season in Las Vegas, “Elvis … has done what once seemed impossible. He has become king on his own terms.”
Limited edition release with an 8 pages booklet with photos and more information about these recordings.
1. Opening Vamp
2. All Shook Up
3. I Got A Woman
4. Long Tall Sally
5. Monologue
6. Don’t Cry Daddy
7. Monologue
8. Hound Dog
9. Love Me Tender
10. Kentucky Rain (Incomplete)
11. Let It Be Me (Incomplete)
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
13. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
14. In The Ghetto
15. Sweet Caroline
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Celebrity Introductions
18. Suspicious Minds

19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. See See Rider
21. Kentucky Rain
22. Don’t Cry Daddy
23. Let It Be Me
24. In The Ghetto
25. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
26. Don’t Cry Daddy
27. Introduction Of Roy Orbison
28. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (One Line)
29. Suspicious Minds (With Reprise)
--- All tracks recorded live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, 1970.
Tracks 1-19: February 21, midnight show.
Tracks 21-23: February 3, dinner show.
Tracks 20, 24-26: February 5, dinner show.
Track 27: February 22, midnight show.
Track 28: February 21, dinner show.
Track 29: February 20, midnight show.


'Polk Salad Annie' Import CD: Elvis sings 'Polk Salad Annie' contains 18 recordings from February and August 1970, all recorded at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Including rehearsals and live recordings, like a soundboard recording from 'Polk Salad Annie' from the Feb 16, 1970 midnight show, five soundboard recordings from the Feb 19, 1970 dinner show and rehearsal recordings from August 4, 7 and 10, 1970. Almost all these recordings are official previously unreleased and some are hard to find nowadays. The rehearsal versions of 'Polk Salad Annie' from August 10, 1970 were edited and spliced for official release to just one version taken out explicit lyrics and 'I've Lost You' from this same rehearsal was only available on the album 'Hang Loose' from 1991 (30 years ago)... And a real big bonus is that all these recordings are presented here in the best possible sound... better than ever before... even the audience recordings on this album are a delight for your ears and never sounded better, like great live versions of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Crying Time', 'When The Snow Is On The Roses' and 'Sweet Inspiration'. A limited edition release!
1. Polk Salad Annie #1
February 16, 1970, Midnight Show
  2. Buzzing Bees And Bacon (Monologue)
February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
  3. I Can’t Stop Loving You
February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
  4. Don’t Cry Daddy
February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
  5. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
  6. Let It Be Me
February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
  7. Oh, Happy Day (Unedited)
August 7, 1970. Rehearsal
  8. Monologue / Oh, Happy Day
August 7, 1970. Rehearsal
  9. Polk Salad Annie #2 (Unedited)
August 10, 1970. Rehearsal
10. I’ve Lost You
August 10, 1970. Rehearsal
11. Polk Salad Annie #3 (Unedited)
August 10, 1970. Rehearsal

12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
13. Johnny B. Goode /
Happy Birthday To James Burton
August 21, 1970, Dinner Show
14. Crying Time (Part Only)
August 21, 1970, Midnight Show
15. Sweet Inspiration
August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
16. More (Part Only)
August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
17. When The Snow Is On The Roses
August 24, 1970 Midnight Show
18. Elvis Talks With The Sweet Inspirations
August 4, 1970. Rehearsal. Recorded At The International Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

All Tracks Recorded Live In The Main Showroom At The International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada Unless Noted


Wednesday 24 February 2021
'Return To The Queen City of The South' New Import: In 2010 Audionics label released fantastic double CD called "Springtime Tours '76 - '77." We have presented a bulk of the Johnson City, TN, March 17th, 1976 tour opening show in the straight stereo mix and Charlotte, March 20th, 1976 evening show in the pure binaural sound as well as the selection of various 1977 stereo live recordings. Now, we believe, the right time has come for the ultimate upgrade of March 1976 material combined with two Charlotte shows from 1977!
It is not widely known that in 1977, Felton Jarvis planned a release of the great version of "America The Beautiful" and some other tracks from Charlotte 1976 show on a country flavored studio / live compilation album "Welcome To My World." Unfortunately, it did not materialize. Nevertheless, we have obtained his original old stereo mix and restored it for our release!
For the February 20th, 1977 a different source than FTD has been used. February 21st, 1977 was newly mastered from same tape source as the1995 Fort Baxter CD release "Moody Blue and Other Great Performances."
As a bonus, you will find a selection of pre-show tracks performed by J. D. Sumner and The Stamps and The Sweet Inspirations in 1976 / 77. Yet another addition presented reveals a part of the Johnson City, March 17, 1977 show in previously unreleased authentic pure binaural sound (as it was recorded) with James Burton's lead guitar isolated in right channel. Back then we mixed this show into the stereo image. We have added a set of various tracks taped in February - June 1977, as well. All bonus tracks have been freshly restored and mastered from the scratch and there are unique mixes of songs like "Steamroller Blues" from Austin, March 28 or "Unchained Melody" from Rapid City, June 21, 1977. You need to indulge the tones to judge for yourself!
This CD is presented in 3CD digipack with a great collection of high quality concert recordings from Elvis' performances in Charlotte, NC, March 20th, 1976 & February 20th & 21st, 1977 8:30pm evening shows.
EIN Note: As mentioned FTD released Charlotte Feb 20th and other highlights on their CD 'Unchained Melody' - As we noted at the time, "In 1977 Elvis was running on low, his concerts were often perfunctory at best, early 1977 saw Elvis going downhill fast and putting on the weight that he had recently lost."
CD 1 - Charlotte, NC, March 20th, 1976 E/S:
The Pre-Show act
01. Your First Day In Heaven (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet) - 02. You'll Never Walk Alone (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet) - 03. When The Saints Go Marching In (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet) - 04. Philadelphia Freedom (The Sweet Inspirations) - 05. Lady Marmalade (The Sweet Inspirations).
The Elvis Show - 06. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 07. C. C. Rider - 08. I Got A Woman / Amen - 09. Love Me - 10. Let Me Be There - 11. You Gave Me A Mountain - 12. Steamroller Blues - 13. All Shook Up - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Heartbreak Hotel - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 19. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 20. Drum solo (Larry Londin) - 21. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 22. Piano solo (Shane Keister) - 23. Electric Piano & Clavinet solo (David Briggs) - 24. And I Love You So - 25. Hurt - 26. Burning Love - 27. America The Beautiful - 28. Funny How Time Slips Away (with false start) - 29. Fairytale - 30. How Great Thou Art - 31. Can't Help Falling In Love - 32. Closing Vamp. Tracks 01. - 05. recorded in Fort Worth, TX, June 3, 1976, mono. Tracks 06. - 32. stereo. Tracks 06. - 07. recorded in Johnson City, TN, March 17, 1976. Track 08. spliced with Johnson City, TN, March 17, 1976 version.
CD 2 - Charlotte, NC, February 20th, 1977 E/S:
01. Love Me - 02. Fairytale - 03. You Gave Me A Mountain - 04. Jailhouse Rock - 05. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 06. Little Sister - 07. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 08. My Way - 09. Moody Blue (false start only) - 10. How Great Thou Art - 11. Hurt (with reprise) - 12. Hound Dog / My Wish Came True (one line) - 13. Unchained Melody (with false start) - 14. Can't Help Falling In Love - 15. Closing Vamp - 16. And I Love You So (with break) - 17. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 18. What'd I Say # 1 (James Burton, instrumental) - 19. What'd I Say # 2 (James Burton, instrumental) - 20. Drum solo (Larry Londin) - 21. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 22. What'd I Say # 3 (Piano solo, Shane Keister) - 23. Electric Piano & Clavinet solo (David Briggs) - 24. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 25. Steamroller Blues (overdubbed version, Austin, March 28, 1977) - 26. Why Me Lord (matrix mix version, Alexandria, March 29, 1977) - 27. Unchained Melody (remixed single master, Rapid City, June 21, 1977) - 28. My Way (Abilene, March 27, 1977).
Tracks 01. - 15. & 26. & 28. mono. Tracks 16. - 24. recorded in Johnson City, TN, March 17, 1976, binaural. Tracks 25. & 27. - 28. stereo.
CD 3 - Charlotte, NC, February 21st, 1977:
The Pre-Show act 01. Do Your Thing / Hey, Did You Give Some Love Today? (The Sweet Inspirations). The Elvis Show 02. Are You Lonesome Tonight (with false start) - 03. Reconsider Baby - 04. That's All Right (false start only) - 05. Love Me - 06. Moody Blue - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. My Way - 13. Release Me - 14. Hurt - 15. Why Me Lord (with break) - 16. Can't Help Falling In Love - 17. Closing Vamp - 18. Fever (West Palm Beach, February 13, 1977) - 19. Blue Suede Shoes (West Palm Beach, February 13, 1977) - 20. Blueberry Hill (West Palm Beach, February 13, 1977).
All tracks mono

Tuesday 9 February 2021

King Creole 'True Stereo' VINYL released: The CMT import-label release of the LP 'King Creole' featuring the soundtrack album in stereo with additional bonus tracks.
This re-issue comes on yellow colored vinyl and is out now.
Side 1: King Creole / Crawfish / As Long As I Have You / Headed Woman / Trouble / Dixieland Rock / Don’t Ask Me Why / Lover Doll / Young Dreams / Steadfast, Loyal And True / New Orleans.
Side 2:  Berries, Gumbo - Crawfish (Film Version) / Lover Doll  (undubbed) / Dixieland Rock (Film Version) / As Long As I Have You (Take 4) / Steadfast, Loyal And True (Slow Version) / Turtles, Berries, Gumbo (Master) / Muskat Ramble / Main Title / Radio Spot.
EIN Note: "True Stereo" it is not, since it is created using the digital audio process, Digitally Extracted Stereo.
Unfortunately this works better with simpler arrangements and not with orchestral backings.
As EIN noted last year about in our review of Elvis Reborn Mono > Stereo "EIN really wanted the final track, the sensational ‘Trouble’ to reveal something new to me but sadly while Elvis is dead-centre the backing sounds all-over-the-place and not like a stereo recording."

You can read a neat review of the CMT King Creole album here by our friends at Elvis DayByDay

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Friday 5 February 2021

'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' New MRS set: MRS have announced a 3CD Deluxe set titled ‘SUMMER FESTIVAL 1970 – THE REHEARSALS’ on 12th March 2021.
The CDs contain rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings, remastered and restored capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas. The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs taken at some of these rehearsal sessions.

As usual MRS has spared no expense in our remastering techniques. For the first time ever all, the tracks listed have had repairs and restorations having now the same mastering techniques, used on such recent MRS releases such as ‘Made in Germany’ and ‘Such a Night in Pearl Harbor’. A sample sound of this will circulate on forums within days of this announcement.

The 180g 3LP Gatefold version will be announced soon.

Please note: This is a prequel to a series of releases coming out this year from MRS. In that series will be a totally new and unreleased soundboard from the Summer Festival in 1970. A recording never heard before, stay tuned.

This Deluxe 'Summer Festival' 3CD set includes the great 15 July and 24 July 1970 MGM rehearsals.


 


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CD1 MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California
14 July 1970

01. Words
02. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15 July 1970
03. Stagger Lee
04. Got My Mojo Working
05. I’ve Lost You
06. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 1)
07. The Next Step is Love
08. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
09. Sweet Caroline
10. Yesterday
11. Ghost Riders in the Sky
12. Runaway
13. Peter Gunn Theme
14. One Night
15. Alla En El Rancho Grande
16. That’s All Right 03:09 Arthur Crudup
17. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 1)
18. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 2)
19. Patch It Up
20. Cotton Fields
21. Sylvia
22. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 2)

CD2 - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California
24 July 1970

01. That’s All Right
02. I Got a Woman
03. The Wonder of You
04. I’ve Lost You
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. Stranger in The Crowd
07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1)
08. Something
09. Don’t Cry Daddy/Don’t Cry Daddy (faster version)
10. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

11. Polk Salad Annie
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
13. I Can’t Stop Loving You
14. Just Pretend
15. Sweet Caroline
16. Words
17. Suspicious Minds
Bonus Stereo Mix Tracks
18. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1)
19. Sweet Caroline



CD3 - RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA
24 JULY 1970 (continued)

01. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (1)
02. Tomorrow Never Comes
03. Mary in the Morning
04. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
05. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 2)
06. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (2)
07. Heart of Rome
08. Memories
09. Johnny B. Goode
10. Make the World Go Away
11. Stranger in My Own Hometown
12. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, CA
JULY 29, 1970

13. Elvis Talking
14. Something
15. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I
16. Froggy Went A-Courtin’
17. Such A Night
18. It’s Now or Never
19. Hava Nagila


Thursday 4 February 2021
‘Elvis - Oh, Happy Day’ New Import CD: Paradise Road Records presents ‘Oh, Happy Day’ - Elvis live at the International hotel in Las Vegas. This cd contains a great audience recording from the August 14, 1970 Midnight Show PLUS camera sound recordings from this show (from the MGM tapes).
Elvis is singing great songs like 'Oh, Happy Day', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Folsom Prison Blues' and 'I Walk The Line' .. A very remarkable show. Elvis was in a really goofy mood and introduced himself as Johnny Cash. He seemed to be really enjoying this show, despite the cameras and the house lights being up so MGM could film him. He changed the words to the several songs and really had fun messing them up.
This show was first released on 'The Man In White - Volume 3' released in 2003. Now -18 year later- all performances have been newly remastered and speed corrected where necessary. And for the first time on cd the camera sound recordings of this show. Including a booklet with information and photos from this great show! PLUS some background information about these recordings.

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1. That’s All Right
2. Amen (Excerpt)
3. I Got A Woman / You Don’t Know Me / I Got A Woman
4. Monologue
5. Mystery Train / Tiger Man
6. Folsom Prison Blues
7. I Walk The Line
8. Monologue
9. Love Me Tender
10. Monologue
11. Johnny B. Goode
12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Excerpt) / Blueberry Hill
13. The Wonder Of You
14. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
15. Monologue “Get Dirty”
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Introductions
18. Oh, Happy Day
19. Papa Oom Mow Mow (Excerpt)
20. All Shook Up
21. Blue Suede Shoes
22. One Night
23. Bridge Over Troubled Water
24. Suspicious Minds
25. Can’t Help Falling In Love
From The MGM Tapes / Camera Sound Recording
26. Intro / That’s All Right (Part Only)
27. Love Me Tender (Part Only)
28. Polk Salad Annie (Part Only)
29. All Shook Up (Part Only)
30. Blue Suede Shoes
31. One Night
32. Suspicious Minds (First Part Missing)
33. Can’t Help Falling In Love (First Part Missing)

'Elvis Presley Sings Flaming Star’ New Import CD: A special edition release from the Elvis One label with 38 tracks from the movie ‘Flaming Star’.
Including 'Flaming Star' and 'Summer Kisses, Winter Tears' (mono and stereo masters), the unedited master of 'Flaming Star', many alternate takes, seven original radio spots from the movie, the acetate recording of the composite master of 'Black Star', and more! All tracks in the best possible sound.
This limited edition comes with a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

EIN Note: 38 tracks from only five songs, including 16 versions / takes of ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears’!

 

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1. Flaming Star (unedited master)
02. A Cane And A High Starched Collar (takes 1-5)
03. A Cane And A High Starched Collar (take 6)
04. A Cane And A High Starched Collar (insert takes 1, 5, 6)
05. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 7)
06. Black Star (take 5)
07. Black Star (end title version, takes 1, 2, 4)
08. Flaming Star (take 1)
09. Flaming Star (takes 3, 5)
10. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (takes 15, 16, 17)
11. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 19)
12. Britches (instrumental, take 1)
13. Britches (vocal overdub, takes 1-4)
14. Britches (vocal overdub, take 6)
15. Britches (insert, take 1)
16. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 20)
17. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (takes 21-23)
18. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 24)
19. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 25)
20. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 26)
21. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (movie version, take 2 with guide track)
22. A Cane And A High Starched Collar (overdubbed movie version) 1:46
23. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (overdubbed movie version)
24. Flaming Star (stereo master)
25. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (stereo master)
26. Flaming Star (mono master)
27. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (mono master)
28. Britches (composite master, vocal only)
29. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (vocal overdub take 1M, vocal only)
30. Flaming Star (backing track)
31. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 1
32. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 2
33. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 3
34. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 4
35. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 5
36. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 6
37. ‘Flaming Star’ radio spot # 7
38. Black Star (acetate recording / composite master)

‘A Valentine Gift For You - Volume I & 2’ New Import: A great way to celebrate Valentine's day! Two limited edition cd releases with some of Elvis best love songs - for Valentine's Day 2021 ! Including the original masters, alternate takes and home-recordings.
All tracks on these 2 albums are newly remastered/remixed (no overdubs) with some real surprises.
You'll enjoy the 50's and 60's masters with more focus on Elvis voice!
And of course the home-recordings which never sounded better... enjoy great versions of 'Her Hand In Mine', 'Earth Angel', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' and a short version of 'Return To Me'.
A great gift for yourself or your loved one...

EIN Note: The sound of a empty barrel being scraped. Collectors can compile it for themselves – with love!


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VOLUME I
1. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:06 / Original spliced master
2. I Need Somebody To Lean On 3:08 / Alternate take 2
3. Young And Beautiful 2:03 / Stereo record master
4. Playing For Keeps 2:53
5. Lover Doll 2:13 / Original EP version
6. Give Me The Right 2:34 / Spliced version with alternate intro
7. It Feels So Right 2:13 / Original master with count-in
8. I Was The One 2:32 / Alternate take 7A spliced with take 2
9. Fever 3:34
10. All That I Am 2:23 / Alternate take 6
11. First In Line 3:24
12. I’m Yours 2:22 / Original Mono album master
13. Fame And Fortune 2:29 / Alternate take 14
14. Can’t Help Falling In Love 3:02
15. Today, Tomorrow And Forever 2:32 / Movie vocal overdub take 8
Bonus Track
16. Her Hand In Mine 1:44 / Private homerecording
VOLUME II
1. Loving You 2:13
2. I Need Somebody To Lean On 3:12 / Alternate take 5
3. Love Me 2:45
4. I Need You So 2:38
5. Doncha’ Think It’s Time 1:59 / Original album master
6. Gently 2:16
7. Paralyzed 2:25
8. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 2:42
9. Sentimental Me 2:32
10. One Night 2:32
11. Any Way You Want Me 2:14
12. Fame And Fortune 2:32 / Alternate take 15
13. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me 2:04 / Alternate take 18
14. Because Of Love 2:31
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:01 / Private homerecording
Bonus Tracks
16. Earth Angel 2:27 / Private homerecording
17. Return To Me 0:25 / Private homerecording / excerpt

‘Houston Astrodome Sunday March 03, 1974’ VINYL: A Special Deluxe Combo LP / CD from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl, of the show of Houston 3th of March 1974 and including the unreleased AUDIENCE recording Tulsa OK, Oral Roberts University March 2, 1974, included as a bonus.
As always the VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without a doubt, this double set presents Elvis still at his best. After shedding some extra weight the man is ready to face his first tour of 1974. March 1974 started with two great shows in Tulsa and then departed to Houston for two shows in the Astrodome where Elvis beat his own audience record from 1970. The Houston show it’s a usual one where Elvis faces a large distant adoring crowd without the orchestra.
Here is presented completely remastered for the first time in heavy glorious vinyl.
At the same time, we are glad to include as a bonus CD an unreleased Ambiance Recording of the previous day in Tulsa. The sound is decent: if you want to live the atmosphere of an Elvis concert in 2021 this is the right tape. We can guarantee that Elvis was greeted with incredible enthusiasm; the popularity in the live scene in the middle of 1974 is at its maximum level.
The tour presents Elvis still at the top of his possibility, despite He is not anymore the rocker of 1970. He still looks great in his impressive jumpsuits and he delivers great shows with a great version of his classic hits adding to the repertoire the religious new Help me and reaching the top of the classic anthem American Trilogy and the sacred How Great Thou Art.

Single vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including the incredible Houston show with the best audio possible!! The Soundboard recording from remastered sound FOR THE FIRST TIME in a high valued collector vinyl, 33 rpm speed.
All the copies version will include together with the bonus CD and an exclusive large art card 30x30 cm double side printed. 300 gram glossy paper.
LP Soundboard Recording
March 3th, 1974 8.00 PM

SIDE A 24.00 min.
01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman/Amen
03. Love Me
04. Trying To Get To You
05. All Shook Up
06. Love Me Tender
07. Johnny B. Goode
08. Hound Dog
10. Fever 11. Polk Salad Annie
11. Why Me Lord?
SIDE B 25.00 min.
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introduction
14. I Can’t Stop Loving You
15. Help Me
16. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
17. Let Me Be There (with reprise)
18. Funny How Time Slips Away
19. Dialogue
20. Can’t Help Falling In Love
21. Closing Vamp
Special Bonus CD
Complete Unreleased Audience Recording March 2th 1974

CC Rider
I Got A Woman /Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
My Baby Left Me
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
(Can’t Help Falling In Love missing)

Saturday 30 January 2021

'His Hand In Mine Sessions' New FTD deluxe set: The first FTD announcement for 2021, another deluxe set in the on-going "complete" sessions series the 'His Hand In Mine Sessions'.
This 8” deluxe 3-CD package features a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, recording data, memorabilia and rare photos.

EIN Note: Many collectors will be wondering what new takes are included that were not on the excellent and near complete FTD 'Classic Album' from 2006.
We can only find two or three officially unreleased outtakes in the tracklist, 'In My Father's House' (w/p Take 1) & Take 8 plus possibly 'Surrender' incomplete Take 4 where the ending was spliced to complete the master.


For full tracklist and details go here to "Elvis FTD/ SONY News 2021'.

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

'The Soundboard Series Vol. 2' Import VINYL/CD: The Petticoat label presents 'The Soundboard Series Vol. 2' LP + CD.
Petticoat Records mainly released studio highlights on high quality vinyl, now they present a fantastic collection of live performances.
This second volume features some of the best live performances in Elvis' career.
Many of these tracks were only performed live very few times and are making their vinyl debut!
A must have and a great spinner for sure!
Available in Gold or Clear vinyl.
Features live versions of Moody Blue (Feb 21, 1977), Just Pretend (Dec 13, 1975 MS), Reconsider Baby (Feb 21, 1977), Danny Boy (June 1, 1976), Spanish Eyes (May 23, 1974 MS) etc.

 

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SIDE A
Moody Blue (Feb 21, 1977)
Just Pretend (December 13, 1975 MS)
Reconsider Baby (Feb 21, 1977)
Release Me (April 14, 1972)
Green, Green Grass of Home (March 22, 1975 MS)
Danny Boy (June 1, 1976)
SIDE B
I Can't Stop Loving You (April 10, 1972)
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (April 9, 1972 ES)
Little Sister/ Get Back (Sept 4, 1972 DS)
Faded Love (May 13, 1973)
Make The World Go Away (Jan 27, 1971 MS)
Spanish Eyes (May 23, 1974 MS)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Feb 1, 1974 MS)
Where No One Stands Alone (Feb 16, 1977)


CD TRACKLISTING:
Moody Blue (Feb 21, 1977)
Just Pretend (December 13, 1975 MS)
Reconsider Baby (Feb 21, 1977)
Release Me (April 14, 1972)
Green, Green Grass of Home (March 22, 1975 MS)
Danny Boy (June 1, 1976)
I Can't Stop Loving You (April 10, 1972)
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (April 9, 1972 ES)
Little Sister/ Get Back (Sept 4, 1972 DS)
Faded Love (May 13, 1973)
Make The World Go Away (Jan 27, 1971 MS)
Spanish Eyes (May 23, 1974 MS)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Feb 1, 1974 MS)
Where No One Stands Alone (Feb 16, 1977)

Monday 11 January 2021

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' OUT NOW: Gary Jackson’s 2018 book on his brother’s adventures on the road as Elvis’ sound engineer between 1971 and 1977, complete with three new cds.
CD 1: An audio documentary on Elvis in 1976 hosted by Jack Mullins.
CD 2: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Sioux Falls, October 18th 1976.
CD 3: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Atlanta, December 30th 1976.
OUT NOW - It is a strictly limited release so if you want it you need to chase Elvis dealers now.
EIN Notes: Wow, EIN thought the FTD deluxe 'TTWII' 600-page book with 8

1970 rehearsal cds was expensive at £180 but this set at £111 (US$240) for a 200-page book (not totally on Elvis) plus two 1976 soundboard concerts (with audio doco) seems ludicrous. Atlanta December 1976 features a very poor piano-heavy audio mix. Hopefully FTD see reason and release the soundboards as a CD- double-pack after this limited edition sells-out - See FTD NEWS for tracklist and more details
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'Welcome Home Elvis! – Deluxe Box Set' VINYL: More new release VINYL from the Memphis Mansion label for those with cash to spare.
Memphis Mansion presents – "Welcome Home Elvis! – The Acetates"
The Frank Sinatra Timex Special with Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis, jr., Joey Bishop, Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford
Recorded 26th of March, 1960. Shown on television for the first time on the 12th of may, 1960.
Deluxe Box Set: Includes: 2 x 12″ vinyl and 1 x 10″ vinyl, Booklet & Poster -  €121.25 (US$150)
For the first time ever, you will hear the show in a completely magical sound quality! Comes from a newly found acetate. We are going to guarantee that you have NEVER heard this show of this kind of way!!
If you want to give yourself a blast of a new Elvis experience, you shouldn’t hesitate to buy this release!
It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling (Opening ensemble)
Frank’s Time Machine (Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop)
Witchcraft (performed by Frank Sinatra)
Come On Bess (performed by Sammy Davis Jnr.)
Oriental Wedding Celebration (Leona Irwin and the Tommy Hansen Dancers), Gone With Wind (performed by Frank Sinatra)
Uh Oh-The Nutty Squirrels (The Tommy Hansen Dancers)
Sammy Recalls the Oscars (Sammy Davis Jnr.)
Shall We Dance (Sammy Davis Jnr. and Peter Lawford)
Fame and Fortune (Elvis Presley) - Stuck on You (Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet (performed by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley) and Love Me Tender/Witchcraft reprise.
Love Makes You Feel So Young ( by Frank and Nancy Sinatra)
Let’s Dance (Nancy Sinatra) - Goodbye (Frank Sinatra)

Go here to Memphis Mansion shop to order.
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'Elvis Rocks The Garden' New Import: From the Straight Arrow label.. in 2012 we released the great June 9th Madison Square Garden NYC concert (CD "Left a Good Job in The City". This, now classic, is totally sold out for many years. Now we have restored this recording again from scratch. In 2020 we obtained two quality tapes of other NYC concerts from June 10th Evening and June 11th, Afternoon.
Now all three shows are released in one deluxe 3CD set.
We are fully aware that the June 10th Evening show was released several times officially by RCA from the professional multi-track tapes. Nevertheless, we have found an alternative source - an excellent audience-recorded tape! It brings you a whole new listening experience! The incredible audience reaction to every song will blow you away! The June 11th Afternoon show was released in 2010 from an inferior source. Once again, we have found an excellent audience-provided alternative.
Both the June 10th E/S and 11th A/S were recorded by the same person, using a reel-to-reel tape deck instead of usual the cassette recorder.
Presented in the usual top notch digipack

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CD1 – Friday, June 9, 1972 Evening Show:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Love Me - 10. All Shook Up - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 13. Love Me Tender - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. For The Good Times - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 – Saturday, June 10, 1972 Evening Show:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. The Impossible Dream - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. For The Good Times - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Funny How Time Slips Away - 20. I Can't Stop Loving You - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp.
CD3 – Sunday, June 11, 1972 Afternoon Show:
01. Opening Vamp / That's All Right - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Never Been To Spain - 04. Until It's Time For You To Go - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (with false start) - 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. Hound Dog - 15. I'll Remember You - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. For The Good Times - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Funny How Time Slips Away - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Sunday 10 January 2021
Elvis On Tour: The Singles Collection: For vinyl fans only. MGM’s Golden Globe winning movie ELVIS ON TOUR was released in 1972.
On the movie poster was mentioned:
“MGM presents a very different motion picture that captures all the excitement of ELVIS LIVE!”
This catch phrase says it all. Unfortunately, there never was a soundtrack album available for this movie. Now available is this deluxe 45RPM boxset containing 6 beautiful 45s
Tracklisting:
Single 1:
Johnny B. Goode – March 30, 1972
Polk Salad Annie – April 9, 1972
Single 2:
Separate Ways – March 30, 1972
Proud Mary – April 18, 1972
Single 3:
Burning Love – April 18, 1972
Never Been To Spain – April 18, 1972
Single 4:
Bridge Over Troubled Water – April 14, 1972
Funny How Time Slips Away – April 14, 1972
Single 5:
An American Trilogy – April 14, 1972
You Gave Me A Mountain – April 9, 1972
Single 6:
Suspicious Minds – April 18, 1972
Lead Me, Guide Me/ Bosom Of Abraham, Mar 31, 1972
With a bonus cd containing some of the musical highlights from this movie. (selling at ¬US$65 for each colour set)
Available in RED or BLUE vinyl - Go here for full details
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Single 1:
Johnny B. Goode – March 30, 1972
Polk Salad Annie – April 9, 1972
Single 2:
Separate Ways  – March 30, 1972
Proud Mary – April 18, 1972
Single 3:
Burning Love – April 18, 1972
Never Been To Spain – April 18, 1972
Single 4:
Bridge Over Troubled Water – April 14, 1972
Funny How wTime Slips Away – April 14, 1972
Single 5:
An American Trilogy – April 14, 1972
You Gave Me A Mountain – April 9, 1972
Single 6:
Suspicious Minds – April 18, 1972
Lead Me, Guide Me – Bosom Of Abraham – March 31, 1972

BONUS CD:
Johnny B. Goode – March 30, 1972
Polk Salad Annie – April 9, 1972
Separate Ways  – March 30, 1972
Proud Mary – April 18, 1972
Burning Love – April 18, 1972
Never Been To Spain – April 18, 1972
Bridge Over Troubled Water – April 14, 1972
Funny How wTime Slips Away – April 14, 1972
An American Trilogy – April 14, 1972
You Gave Me A Mountain – April 9, 1972
Suspicious Minds – April 18, 1972
Lead Me, Guide Me – Bosom Of Abraham – March 31, 1972

Monday 4 January 2021
Peloton Exclusive Elvis remixes: Peloton (Bicycles / Workout company) is the only place anyone can hear a trio of classic Elvis Presley songs remixed by DJ Dillon Francis, Big Boi and Chromeo, at least for now. T
The songs, Do The Vega, Catchin’ On Fast, and Clean Up Your Own Backyard, will play out as part of Peloton’s Artist Series of themed workouts.
The remixes are owned by Sony and will be an exclusive on Peloton for an initial launch window.
Elvis fans who don’t have a Peloton subscription needn’t worry as the company is offering a two-month free trial of the Peloton app, which offers classes for strength, stretching, meditation, yoga and everything else.
Peloton has, for a while now, had the Artist Series workouts in which an entire class is backed up with music from a single artist. The most notable name on the list is Beyoncé but you can also enjoy a ride backed by Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Lizzo.
Peloton teased an Elvis-themed artist series on December 13th, encouraging people to “move to the sounds” of the King. After the initial launch it is possible that Sony might release all three remixes commercially thereafter.
See the 30 second YouTube promoclip here
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Monday 21 December 2020
‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Box-set EIN In-Depth Review: A 4CD collection presenting the definitive chronicle of Elvis' 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B over the course of an epic five day run in June 1970 now, for the first time, the sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
Elvis’ 1970 Nashville session was very different from the previous Memphis sessions or even Elvis’ later sessions. Nashville was a real mix of Elvis recording RCA supplied demos along with one-take spontaneous favourites Elvis threw into the mix.
As Elvis noted, "It don't take much to get these guys going, boy, I'll tell you…. Just give them a "well..." and they're gone. That's what I call 'Sittin' on ready".
EIN's Piers Beagley explores this new box-set to discover one of the best Elvis releases in years..
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Sunday 6 December 2020

'Memphis Outtakes' New Import: A new import CD focusing on Elvis’ legendary Memphis recordings at the American Sound Studio.
(EIN wonders if fans really don't have everything already via other old bootlegs such as 'The American Way' and 'Unsurpassed Masters' etc)
This cd features 23 tracks that were not released on Elvis Presley - American Sound 1969.
More than 30 alternate takes!
A great alternate collection of Elvis at his best in 1969!
Enjoy this limited edition release and a great addition to the official set.
Includes, Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) rehearsal, medium tempo, True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 3), Power Of My Love (rehearsal + take 2), Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11), Dear Georgie and more!

 

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01. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) (rehearsal, medium tempo #1) 0:45
02. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 3) 2:59
03. Power Of My Love (rehearsal + take 2) 2:49
04. Only The Strong Survive (rehearsal + takes 2 & 3) 5:29
05. Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11) 3:32
06. Do You Know Who I Am? (rehearsal + take 2) 5:26
07. If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 4 & 5) 1:48
08. From A Jack To A King (take 4) 1:49
09. Power Of My Love (takes 4, 5, 6a & 6b) 6:29
10. Long Black Limousine (take 4) 0:45
11. Only The Strong Survive (takes 4 & 5) 3:45
12. Only The Strong Survive (take 6) 3:0
7
13. Only The Strong Survive (take 7) 2:21
14. Only The Strong Survive (take 9) 2:35
15. Do You Know Who I Am? (take 6) 3:04
16. Do You Know Who I Am? (take 7 / undubbed unedited master) 3:21
17. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (takes 8, 9, 10 + overdub) 5:31
18. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (takes 1 & 4) 2:58
19. Don’t Cry Daddy (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:54
20. Mama Liked The Roses (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:46
21. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are)
(rehearsal, slow tempo #1) 1:47
22. A Blues Jam (rehearsal) 1:05
BONUS TRACK
23. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) (rehearsal, slow tempo #2) 1:46

'Elvis As Recorded Live In Huntsville '75' New Import: A new cd release from the REVISITED label with Elvis live at Von Braun Civic Center. Saturday May 31, 1975 (8:30 PM). Huntsville, AL.
A great soundboard recording released only once before on a single disc many years ago on "Across The Country Vol 2". A show with great songs like "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and "I'm Leavin'".
The beginning of the evening show was not recorded but as a bonus we've included recordings from the matinee show one day later (Sunday. June 1, 1975. Huntsville, AL.), including "How Great Thou Art" and a medley of early hits.
Elvis was truly inspired by the superb reaction he received in Huntsville, selling out five shows. These are recordings from show number 3 and 4 in very good sound quality.
Note that FTD released the afternoon show of the same day May 31, 1975  on 'Dixieland Delight'
This is a limited edition SOUNDBOARD release to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this great event! Including a booklet with photos and information about these shows.

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01. All Shook Up
02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
03. The Wonder Of You
04. Burning Love
05. Band Introductions
06. Johnny B. Goode
07. Drum Solo (By Ronnie Tutt)
08. Bass Solo (By Jerry Scheff)
09. Piano Solo (By Glen D. Hardin)
10. School Days
11. I Can’t Stop Loving You
12. T.R.O.U.B.L.E
13. Hawaiian Wedding Song
14. Let Me Be There (With Reprise)
15. Why Me, Lord?
16. An American Trilogy
17. Hound Dog
18. Funny How Time Slips Away
19. Little Darlin’
20. I’m Leavin’
21. Can’t Help Falling In Love
22. Closing Vamp
Bonus Tracks
23. Heartbreak Hotel
24. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
25. Let Me Be There
26. I Got A Woman / Amen
27. Burning Love
28. Hitmedley: Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
29. How Great Thou Art

Friday 20 November 2020
'From Elvis In Nashville' OUT NOW: Great news as Elvis' 2020 major release 'From Elvis In Nashville' is out now, even delivered by the Australian postman at 9am this morning. (Despite rumours the release would be delayed in Australia).
And it is an absolute gem, capturing Elvis creating some truly magnificent Nashville magic. While these Marathon Sessions have often been compared unfavourably with the life-changing 1969 Memphis Sessions Elvis and his core musicians work truly hard as the camarderie between them inspire some of Elvis' best work of the 70s.
The shame is that the core soul of the original recordings of Elvis and the Nashville Cats would often be hidden by the later orchestral overdubs or clean ups.
As the publicity says, "these sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs of earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him" and it is right.
There are delights to discover in the previously unreleased Undubbed Masters such as I've Lost You, The Sound Of Your Cry, The Fool,  It's Your Baby You Rock It, Stranger In The Crowd, Mary In The Morning, Just Pretend, even Bridge Over Troubled Water never before officially released as Undubbed but with harmony vocal.
While others such as I Really Don't Want To Know,The Next Step Is Love, Funny How Time Slips Away, I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water, even Only Believe have a new "fuller" more soulful feel courtesy of the Matt Ross-Spang new audio mixes.
The 28 booklet is packed full of information plus two detailed articles, four pages by Ernst Jorgensen on the session themselves plus an interesting 7-page essay by Nashville author David Cantwell explaining how the musicians all came together to create such important music.
Ernst writes, "What Elvis called "sitting ready" essentially meant that he expected the musicians share his inspired moments and instantly fall in with whatever he began singing.... Spontaneity was key, and to Elvis, it was always about the feel, and not about perfection."
A core thread is that it was the RCA Range & Hill supplied material that let the overall quality drop and plenty of those tracks never even get mentioned in Ernst's session essay.
Like the STAX 2013 deluxe SONY release and 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' once again it is Elvis' pure recordings that prove he was still a force to be reckoned with after the musical renaissance of the 1969 Chips Moman Sessions.
This is a MUST BUY for any Elvis Fan.
In-Depth EIN review coming soon..
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US CD box-set
US Vinyl
UK CD box-set
UK Vinyl
. . . .

Wednesday 18 November 2020
'Night of the Dragon' New Import CD: Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season, the Wednesday, August 28th 1974 Dinner & Midnight shows. The 1974 summer season was always rated as controversial due to Elvis in-between-songs comments in several shows. Nevertheless, musically, all shows were very good. Straight Arrow has released only 2 shows so far: "Karate Fever" CD (August 31st, 1974 D/S in 2010) and "Stormy Weather Ahead" 2CD (September 2nd, 1974 D/S in 2017).
These August 28th recordings are directly from recently discovered first generation copies of the original audience-recorded mastertapes, never before in circulation! These fascinating, previously unreleased concerts were never before available in such an excellent sound quality!
Both play lists included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and funky "If You Talk in Your Sleep," the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres: the sexy styling of "Fever," the poignancy of "I'm Leavin'," and the feel-good of two Olivia
Newton John songs "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and "Let Me Be There." Most of all, perhaps, Elvis touched first base musically with the stirring performances of "How Great Thou Art." Worth to mention is the rare inclusion of "My Boy" which was presented only once in 1974 (by request).
As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 4-panel double digipack with a collection of images taken on stage during Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season.
The Straight Arrow team is always looking for new, unreleased audience-taped shows and for the improved versions of previously released recordings. If you have such tapes, even damaged or broken, do not hesitate to contact us through your local vendor.
Tracklist:
CD1 – Wednesday, August 28, 1974 Dinner Show
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. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 17. Help Me - 18. My Boy - 19. How Great Thou Art  - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp.
Bonus tracks (recorded from soundboard, August 28th, 1974 D/S): 24. Help Me - 25. My Boy - 26. How Great Thou Art.
CD2 – Wednesday, August 28, 1974 Midnight Show
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. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of Tom Jones - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Why Me, Lord? - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 20. How Great Thou Art - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Monologue - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Three New Movie Import CDs: The 'Gold Standard' label are putting out three new bootleg CDs, all Movie related.
The featured film are 'Easy Come, Easy Go' 'Stay Away Joe', and 'Girl Happy'.
Interesting that the 'Girl Happy' CD features two new brand new tracks called "GRIL Happy"

The Gold Standard label presents EASY COME, EASY GO, a new cd release with 27 tracks all related to the movie. Including great sounding alternate takes, movie versions, demos and more!
Also for the first time on cd the original radio spots for the movie!
1. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #1 0:50
2. Easy Come, Easy Go (take 9 / unedited master) 2:33
3. She’s A Machine (take 14) 1:51
4. She’s A Machine (take 15 / master) 1:58
5. The Love Machine (take 14 / movie version / master) 3:01
6. Sing You Children (take 22 / unedited master) 2:13
7. I’ll Take Love (takes 1 & 2A) 3:33
8. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 1) 1:56
9. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 2) 1:15
10. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 3) 1:46
11. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 4) 2:07
12. You Gotta Stop (track / take 5 / master) 2:18
13. Intro / Easy Come, Easy Go (movie opening) 3:19
14. You Gotta Stop (movie version) 2:16
15. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (movie version / duet with Elsa Lanchester) 1:50
16. ‘Go away now’ (dialogue) 0:11
17. The Love Machine (movie version) 2:55
18. I’ll Take Love (movie version) 2:15
19. Easy Come, Easy Go (movie final) 0:22
20. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #2 0:52
21. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #3 0:54
22. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #4 0:29
23. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #5 0:25
24. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #6 0:27
25. ’Easy Come, Easy Go’ radio spot #7 0:09
26. Easy Come, Easy Go (demo) 1:35
27. Love On The Rocks (demo) 1:55

 


STAY AWAY, JOE
The Gold Standard label presents STAY AWAY, JOE, a new cd release with 28 tracks all related to the movie. Including great sounding alternate takes, movie versions and more!
Also for the first time on cd 3 original radio spots for the movie!
01. ’Stay Away, Joe’ radio spot #1 0:53
02. Intro / Stay Away (movie version) 2:54
03. Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 1 & 2) 2:18
04. Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 3 & 4) 1:49
05. Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 5 & 6) 2:22
06. Stay Away, Joe (movie version, take 8) 1:49
07. Stay Away, Joe (movie version, take 9) 1:41
08. Stay Away (take 1) 1:31
09. Stay Away (takes 3 & 4) 2:59
10. Stay Away (takes 7, 8 & 9) 2:56
11. Stay Away (take 10) 0:33
12. Stay Away (takes 12 & 13) 2:32
13. Stay Away (take 15 / undubbed master) 2:35
14. Goin’ Home (takes 16, 17 & 18) 2:40
15. Goin’ Home (takes 19 & 20) 2:59
16. Goin’ Home (takes 25, 26 & 28) 2:50
17. Stay Away (guitar overdub, take 1) 2:16
18. Stay Away (guitar overdub, take 2) 2:31
19. ‘Stay Away, Joe’ score #1 0:16
20. ‘Stay Away, Joe’ score #2 0:42
21. ‘Practice’ (dialogue) 0:06
22. ‘You got a lot of guts lady’ (dialogue) 0:05
23. ‘Stay Away, Joe’ score #3 0:10
24. All I Needed Was The Rain (movie version) 1:57
25. ’Stay Away, Joe’ radio spot #2 0:57
26. ’Stay Away, Joe’ radio spot #3 0:26
BONUS TRACKS
27. Announcement from special location radio program / Sedona, Arizona (1967) 1:53
28. Stay Away (orchestra version) 2:53

 

GIRL HAPPY
The Gold Standard label presents GIRL HAPPY, a new cd release with 29 tracks all related to the movie. Including alternate takes, acetate recordings, movie versions and more!
Also including are the 4 original radio spots released to promote this movie.
1. ’Girl Happy’ radio spot #1 1:01
2. Do The Clam (movie version) 3:24
3. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (movie version) 1:47
4. Spring Fever (composite movie version) 1:53
5. Wolf Call (overdubbed movie version) 1:53
6. I’ve Go To Find My Baby (movie version) 1:40
7. Puppet On A String (movie version) 2:29
8. Girl Happy (movie version) 2:14
9. Girl Happy (movie version, end title) 1:15
10. Girl Happy (orchestra movie version / end title) 0:16
11. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die (take 8) 1:22
12. The Meanest Girl In Town (takes 4, 5 & 6) 3:17
13. Spring Fever (takes 1, 2 & 3) 2:03
14. Girl Happy (original composite master / from acetate) 2:05
15. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (movie version - transfer / unedited master / from acetate) 2:09
16. Do The Clam (master track, take 5 / from acetate) 2:50
17. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (unused alternate master track, take 5 / from acetate) 2:45
18. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (master track, take 7 / from acetate) 2:29
19. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (unused alternate master track, take 1 / from acetate) 2:12
20. Puppet On A String (movie version with dialogue) 2:21
21. ‘Until next year’ (dialogue) 0:04
22. ‘Girl Happy’ score #1 0:09
23. ‘Rusty’ (dialogue) 0:10
24. ‘Let’s go back to work’ (dialogue) 0:26
25. ‘Chicken’ (dialogue) 0:45
26. ‘Girl Happy’ score #2 1:03
27. ’Girl Happy’ radio spot #2 0:56
28. ’Gril Happy’ radio spot #3 0:28
29. ’Gril Happy’ radio spot #4 0:22

'Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’ Em' New Import Box-set: This 1977 deluxe box set 'Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’ Em' (EIN comments what the hell does "wovs them" mean, presumably "Wows them" is what they meant) is focused on the third tour of 1977 April-May 1977. Elvis’ live performances in 1977 are often criticized and not without a reason. But Elvis was still offering his fans an enjoying time, the magic of seeing Elvis in person probably exceeded the fact he often delivered a standard and sometimes even mediocre performance. The reactions of the spectators are very telling. They scream, shout and get wild for their hero. While listening to the recordings of these shows you cannot draw any other conclusion than that the shows were below par. But the charisma of Elvis was enormous, which probably made this unnoticed by most of the fans present. This set mostly contains soundboard & multitrack recordings but also contains two rare audience recordings. These high quality audience recordings of the April 27 & 30 performances deserve a place in this box set.
Both being first class audience recordings and remastered from scratch to achieve an optimal listening experience.
This 6 cd set includes a wonderful booklet with many rare and unpublished photo’s.
EIN Notes: Nothing here not released previously - and two cds are 1977 Audience Recordings.
From previous bootlegs 'Shaking Up the Great Lakes' to 'Trouble In Saginaw' surely we all have this before.
Reviews of Toledo April 23 included..."Several couples sitting near me left early, evidently disappointed that their memories had held up better than Elvis himself.
But even 42 isn't too old to remember lyrics (he fluffed some on It's Now Or Never).
True, one can't fault the scarcity of his leg shimmies, only their lack of sincerity.
The only standing ovation he got was when he quit singing."

Really, is this what collectors are begging for?

Tracklisting
DISC 1
APRIL 23, 1977
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, CENTENNIAL HALL
TOLEDO, OHIO
01 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
02 Little Sister
03 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
04 And I Love You So
05 Fever
06 Polk Salad Annie
07 My Way
08 Introductions
09 School Days
10 Hurt
11 Hound Dog
12 Can’t Help Falling In Love
13 Closing Vamp
Bonus Stereo / Multitrack Versions:
April 23, 1977  
14 Polk Salad Annie
15 My Way
Bonus Tracks:
16 Unchained Melody
Overdubbed Master April 24, 1977
17 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Overdubbed Master April 26, 1977
18 Little Darlin’
Overdubbed Master April 24, 1977
 
DISC 2
APRIL 24, 1977
CRISLER ARENA
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
01 Love Me
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
03 You Gave Me A Mountain
04 Tryin’ To Get To You
05 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
06 Little Sister
07 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
08 Help Me
09 My Way
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 Hurt
12 Hound Dog
13 Unchained Melody
14 Little Darlin’
15 Can’t Help Falling In Love
16 Closing Vamp
Bonus Stereo / Multitrack Versions:
April 24, 1977
17 Blue Hawaii / Little Sister
18 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
19 Help Me
20 Unchained Melody
21 Little Darlin’
April 25, 1977
Civic Center
Saginaw, Michigan
22 Heartbreak Hotel
23 My Way

 

DISC 3
APRIL 26, 1977
WINGS STADIUM
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN
01 Love Me
02 Fairytale
03 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
04 You Gave Me A Mountain
05 Jailhouse Rock
06 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
07 Big Boss Man
08 Heartbreak Hotel  
09 Blue Suede Shoes
10 And I Love You So
11 My Way
12 Hound Dog
13 Can’t Help Falling In Love
14 Closing Vamp
Bonus Stereo / Multitrack Versions:
April 26, 1977
15 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
16 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
April 27, 1977 - Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
17 Polk Salad Annie
April 29, 1977 - Arena, Duluth, Minnesota
18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 19 Big Boss Man
April 30, 1977 - Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
20 Hound Dog
May 1, 1977 - Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
21 My Way
May 2, 1977 - Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
22 Fairytale 23 My Way
 
DISC 4
MAY 3, 1977
SAGINAW CENTER
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN
01 That’s All Right
02 Trouble
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 Happy Birthday / Big Boss Man
06 Hound Dog
07 Tryin’ To Get To You
08 Jailhouse Rock
09 My Way
10 Little Sister
11 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
12 Help Me
13 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
14 Love Me Tender
15 Why Me Lord
16 Polk Salad Annie
17 Mystery Train / Tiger Man
18 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Bonus Stereo / Multitrack Versions:
May 3, 1977
19 Help Me
20 Mystery Train / Tiger Man ●
21 Can’t Help Falling In Love ●
● Different Source
DISC 5
Bonus Audience Recorded Concert
April 27, 1977
Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman/Amen
04 Love Me
05 If You Love Me Let Me Know
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07 Jailhouse Rock
08 O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never
09 Little Sister
10 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11 And I Love You So
12 My Way
13 Polk salad Annie
14 Introductions
15 Early Morning Rain – John Wilkinson
16 What’d I Say – James Burton
17 Johnny B. Goode
18 Introduction: Ronnie Tutt Drum Solo
19 Introduction: Jerry Scheff Bass Solo
20 Introduction: Tony Brown Piano Solo
21 Introduction: Bobby Ogdin Electric Keyboard Solo
22 School Days
23 Hurt (& Reprise)
24 Hound Dog
25 Can’t Help Falling In Love
26 Closing Vamp
27 Elvis Has Left The Building
 
DISC 6
Bonus Audience Recorded Concert
April 30, 1977
Civic Center, Centennial Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Rip It Up
05 Love Me
06 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
07 You Gave Me A Mountain
08 Jailhouse Rock
09 It’s Now Or Never
10 My Way
11 Hound Dog
12 Kathy Westmoreland
    My Heavenly Father
13 Polk Salad Annie
14 Introductions
15 Early Mornin’ Rain –
    John Wilkinson
16 Delta Lady – James Burton
17 Introduction: Ronnie Tutt
18 Introduction: Jerry Scheff
19 Introduction: Tony Brown
20 Introduction: Bobby Ogdin
21 Talking With The Audience
22 The Wonder Of You
23 Blue Suede Shoes
24 Hawaiian Wedding Song
25 Can’t Help Falling In Love
26 Closing Vamp 

'A Legendary Christmas' New Elvis One CD: The 2020 Christmas cd release from (Public Domain) Elvis One label featuring 16 tracks. All tracks on this album are newly remastered / remixed versions with the main focus on the legendary and unique voice of Elvis Presley... Hear special and beautiful versions from "I Believe" and "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem". No extra overdubs but only the original recordings were used for this release. Also included are 2 homerecordings (including "The Lord's Prayer"), a spliced take version from "It Is No Secret",  a recording from the "Million Dollar Quartet" and the Red West version of "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" with Elvis supposedly singing background vocals.
A special alternate Elvis Christmas cd for 2020 released as a limited edition of 500 copies only!
Tracklist 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town , 2. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem, 3. I Believe, 4. White Christmas, 5. Blue Christmas, 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me), 7. Silent Night, 8. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), 9. Take My Hand, Precious Lord, 10. It Is No Secret (spliced from take 6, 8, 12 & 4), 11. I’ll Be Home For Christmas, 12. Christmas (homerecording), Private recording from December 1958, 13. The Lord’s Prayer (homerecording), Private recording from November 1960, 14. Jingle Bells / White Christmas (Informal session), By the “Million Dollar Quartet”, December 4 1956, 15. If Everyday Was Like Christmas
(Red West with Elvis supposedly singing background vocals)
16. Christmas message from Elvis

'It’s The Elvis Sound Of The Sixties' New Bootleg Vinyl: Petticoat records is back! This time with a fantastic vinyl album full of early to mid sixties classics.
This high quality album (including bonus CD) featuring 18 rare and hard to find alternate versions of these classics is now available. Great stuff: beautiful ballads as well as some great rockers!
And as always housed in a STUNNING full color sleeve suitable for framing!
This high quality 180 grams virgin vinyl pressing is now available in RED or BLUE vinyl.
Don't miss out on this wonderful limited edition album.
Includes,  Long Lonely Highway – Take 1, Puppet On A String – Take 10, In Your Arms – Take 1, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Take 1, What A Wonderful Life – Take 1, Kiss Me Quick – Take 10, Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 7 etc, nothing we haven't bought before.
EIN Notes: Really, the barrel scraping is getting so loud it is annoying!
Tracklisting:
SIDE A
(It’s) A Long Lonely Highway – Take 1
Puppet On A String – Take 10
In Your Arms – Take 1
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Take 1
Are You Lonesome Tonight – Take 5
What A Wonderful Life – Take 1
Kiss Me Quick – Take 10
Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 7
Put The Blame On Me – Take 2

SIDE B
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow – Take 4
Tender Feeling – New Mix
Slowly But Surely – Take 1
I Need Somebody To Lean On – Take 5
Bossa Nova Baby – Take 6
What’s She Really Like – Take 5
Anything That’s Part Of You – Take 3
Little Egypt – Movie Version
Come What May – Take 7

'County Ballads' New Import CD: As a follow up to “California Ballads” and after the great success of the previous releases "Nashville Ballads", "Memphis Ballads" & “Vegas Ballads” (EIN note - really? who buys this stuff?)  this is a compilation of some of his best country style ballads. Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6 panel digipack.
Keep your "Ballads" series complete !!
Includes, Just Call Me Lonesome take 4, Pieces Of My Life take 4 / undubbed master / incl. count in, Charro – undubbed master, Loving Arms – string overdub of undubbed master, This Is The Story – backup vocal overdub of undubbed master, Never Again take 4, Gentle On My Mind – repaired undubbed master / different mix, Early Morning Rain – 1973 version / take 1. etc
EIN Notes: Really, the barrel scraping is getting so loud it is annoying! Surely collectors can compile these selections for themselves from previous releases?
TRACKLSTING:
Just Call Me Lonesome – take 4
Pieces Of My Life – take 4 / undubbed master / incl. count in
Charro – undubbed master
Loving Arms – string overdub of undubbed master
This Is The Story – backup vocal overdub of undubbed master
Never Again – take 4
Gentle On My Mind – repaired undubbed master / different mix
Early Morning Rain – 1973 version / take 1
And I Love You So – take 1 / incl. count in
There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – unedited take 1
Green Green Grass Of Home – take 5 / undubbed master
Let’s Forget About The Stars – master take 5 / rough mix
If I’m A Fool (FOR Loving You) – take 9 / unedited undubbed master
Help Me Make It Through The Night – fs & take 10
Kentucky Rain – take 10 / undubbed master
She Thinks I Still Care – 1980 mix / no backup vocals
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – 1980 mix
Funny How Time Slips Away – 1980 mix
I Really Don’t Want To Know – live / june 19 1977

Saturday 31 October 2020
'GET BACK: The Fantasy Series Volume 2' DVD: From the STAR label, Imagine you could "Get Back in time" .....
The follow up to the 1976 DVD 'And I Love You So'.
This time they chose footage from 71/72. Elvis is in great shape, not only his amazing voice but the moves and spirit he brings on stage,unfortunately was probably the last time fans got to witness this.
Lots and lots of rare footage has been combined to make an incredible one hour show with 23(!!) complete performances.
More close ups and better quality then the first volume.
Just listen to an outstanding version of "What Now My Love" which is probably better than the later released "Aloha" version since it has more "feel" to it.
Just enjoy how great he looks during the title track "Little Sister/Get Back" .... does it get any better than this folks?
Just watch his moves during "Suspicious Minds"
Just catch his "Hound Dog's" he is throwing in the crowd.
Just be amazed when he takes of his jacket for an outstanding "Lovin' Feelin'"
The energy he puts in every song, makes this one of the best releases of the last years.
Also included are some rare "72 rehearsals from the "On Tour" files.

Check out Trailer on YouTube
(News, Source;STAR/ElvisInfoNet)
TRACKLISTING:
Burning Love - Rehearsal
Separate Ways - Rehearsal
Recorded Live On Stage 1971/1972:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Johnny B. Goode
Until It's Time For You To Go
Proud Mary
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Little Sister/Get Back
I'll Remember You
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes

All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
How Great Thou Art
One Night
It's Now Or Never (incomplete)
You Gave Me A Mountain
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete)
Can't Help Falling in Love
Closing Riff
Bonustracks:
That's All Right
The Impossible Dream
I Can't Stop Loving You

'To Good To be True' New Import CD: New from STAR 'To Good To be True' - Live Chronicles volume 3' - 2 disc set
After his '69 comeback on stage Elvis wanted more. In 1970 there were two more seasons in Vegas, both were partly recorded for a live release.
(On Stage and That's The Way It Is)
Lots and lots of songs were tried out, some stayed in the show, some were only song once.
The title of this new CMT album lives up to their name, since it has an amazing collection of live songs, presented on 2 discs, one for the February Season, and one for the August Season.
Like the previous releases in this series, the edits make it sound like it is one great live show... which would be... "Too Good To Be True"
Good To Be True"
EIN Note: Features a fabulous set-list - with plenty from the August 12 Midnight Show - but nothing too unexpected.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet) 

DISC ONE:
All Shook Up - January 26 (OS) *
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - January 26 (OS) *
Blueberry Hill/Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - February 23 (CS) *
It's Now Or Never - February 23 (CS) *
Don't Cry Daddy - February 18 (DS)
Kentucky Rain - Spliced version February 16 (DS) / 19 (MS)
The Wonder of You - February 19 (MS)
Sweet Caroline - February 17 (DS)
Proud Mary - February 19 (DS)
Walk A Mile in My Shoes - February 16 (DS)
Polk Salad Annie - February 17 (DS)
C.C. Rider - February 18 (MS)
Release Me - February 19 (MS)
Long Tall Sally - Spliced version February 19 (MS) /18 (DS)
Hound Dog - February 15 (MS)
Let It Be Me - February 16 (MS)


All tracks are from Multi track except for *

 

 

DISC TWO:
That's All Right - August 12 (MS)
Just Pretend - August 12 (MS)
The Next Step is Love - August 10 (OS)
I Just Can't Help Believing - August 10 (OS)
I've Lost You - August 11 (DS)
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - August 12 (MS)
One Night - August 12 (MS)
Blue Suede Shoes - August 12 (MS)
Patch It Up - August 10 (OS)
Little Sister/Get Back - August 12 (MS)
I Was the One - August 12 (MS)
Bridge Over Troubled Water - August 11 (MS)
Stranger in the Crowd - August 13 (DS)
Something - August 11 (DS)
Twenty Days and Twenty Nights - August 12 (DS)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - August 10 (OS)
There Goes My Everything - August 11 (MS)
Make the World Go Away - August 13 (DS)
Suspicious Minds - August 13 (DS)
Can't Help Falling in Love - August 13 (DS)
BONUSTRACKS:
Folsom Prison Blues - August 14 (MS) *
I Walk the Line - August 14 (MS) *
Sweet Inspiration - August 20 *
When the Snow is On the Roses - August 24 (MS) *
Oh Happy Day - August 14 (MS) *

'Roustabout At The Fair' New Spliced CD: Another nice "spliced" album with lots of surprises, this time the producers choose to use both Roustabout and It Happened At The World's Fair.
Combined you get a new fresh album which sounds like it's brand new mainly due to the clever edits which also brings extended and very different sounding versions of master tracks.
Just listen to the incredible version of "Roustabout" with a running time of 5.01 minutes, including 8 different takes to make a very nice new track.
"It's A Wonderful World" has a longer intro and sounds very different due to the different mix, and also "Big Love Big Heartache' sounds very different although there was only one take to work with.
Fans of the series will know what to expect and will again not be disappointed by this nice release.
The artwork also "combines" the two movies in a clever way.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet) 

TRACKLISTING:
Roustabout - Spliced take 1,2,3,5,5,7,10,12
Take Me To The Fair - Spliced take 5,5,7
It's Carnival Time - Spliced take 9,12
I'm A Roustabout - Extended Master
One Broken Heart For Sale - Spliced take 2,3,1
One Track Heart - Extended Master
Hard Knocks - Spliced take 4,11
Beyond the Bend - Spliced take 1,2,3
Little Egypt - Spliced take 21,15,15
How Would You Like To Be - Spliced take 3,4
Carny Town - Extended Master
It's A Wonderful World - Extended Master
A World of Our Own - Extended Master
Poison Ivy League - Alternate Master
Cotton Candy Land - Spliced take 3,4
Relax - Spliced take 12,13
I'm Falling In Love Tonight - Spliced take 7,8
Wheels On My Heels - Extended Master
Big Love, Big Heartache - Spliced Master
They Remind Me Too Much Of You - Spliced take 6,1,4,4
There's A Brand New Day - Extended Master
Happy Ending - Spliced take 4,6

Friday 23 October 2020

‘TTWII 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ FTD Book Review: FTD's most expensive set ever published, David English and Pal Granlund bring the complete background story of 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is'. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the movie's 1970 release, this ultimate collector's edition includes two hardback books, eight cds with over 450 minutes of music, including newly discovered unreleased performances.
With access to 2,000 original negatives and 35mm slides, restored and repaired, many of which have never been seen before, the book also contains items from the MGM and RCA archives including paperwork, documents, memos and recording information.
Two books, 600 pages, plus all the MGM recorded rehearsals - including 70 tracks officially unreleased.
FTD's most expensive set but with the vast majority of the rehearsals already out on bootleg, can it really be worth the US$270 plus postage. Initially Sold Out and already into its first reprint what makes it so desirable?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers plenty .. Go here to our 6000 word review including plenty of extracts and stunning images.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Funny How Time Slips Away', Official Lyric Video: Another promo video for the new 'From Elvis In Nashville' album, the sublime "Funny How Time Slips Away".
This time helping to emphasise Elvis' lyrical interpretation,
Recorded in one single take, Elvis puts his soul into this perfect bluesy rendition of the Willie Nelson classic. Matt Ross-Spang's new remaster adds even more emotion with Charlie McCoy's organ neatly counterpointing James Burton's fine guitar playing.  
If this is representative of Matt Ross-Spang's new remastering then this set is going to be a true stunner.
GO to YouTube to hear the gorgeous 'FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY' -
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Good Times In Vegas' New Import: From the Touchdown label, their new release 'Good Times In Vegas' which contains the previously AUDIENCE Recording of Elvis' midnight show August 9, 1972 but supposedly with improved audio .
The new release of the Las Vegas concert does sound excellent for this kind of recording.
Elvis delighted his audience with a strong setlist and lots of highlights.
As usual the release is accompanied with a 16 page booklet and lots of rare photos and seldom seen memorabilia.

EIN Note: This show was previously released as 'Elvis Still Has It' on the SR label back in 2015 and while Elvis was on good form, the recording was fairly muffled.


Tracklist: 1) Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2) See See Rider, 3) Proud Mary, 4) Until Its Time For You To Go, '5) You Dont Have To Say You Love Me, 6) Youve Lost That Loving Feeling, 7) Polk Salad Annie, 8) Elvis Talks With The Audience , 9) What Now My Love,,10) Fever, 11) Love Me, 12) Blue Suede Shoes, 13) One Night, 14) Little Sister-Get Back, 15) Heartbreak Hotel, 16) Hound Dog, 17) Elvis Talks With The Audience, 18) For The Good Times, 19) Suspicious Minds, 20) Band Introductions, 21) My Way, 22) A Big Hunk Of Love, 23) An American Trilogy, 24) Can’t Help Falling In Love, 25) Closing Vamp

'Tinseltown Troubadour Vol.2' New Import: Lauderdale Records have announced the release of Volume 2 of their series 'Tinseltown Troubadour'.
Following on from their first release this is a limited edition 33-track compilation featuring 'A Fun and dynamic mix of movie versions, studio outtakes, alternate mixes and 'cool movie dialogue', movie dialogue and promo spots. Freshly mixed and edited in glorious mono'.
Tracklist includes, Loving You; Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby; Take Me To The Fair; It Won’t Be Long; Mean Woman Blues; I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here; She’s A Machine; Long Legged Girl; Drums Of The Islands; Long Lonely Highway and You’re The Boss..

'From Memphis to Miami' Vinyl EP: A little update....
From the Danish 'Memphis Mansion' label, the new vinyl EP containing the well-known songs from Elvis' 1960 Frank Sinatra TV show plus a brand new interview with Elvis from 1960.
Only 300 copies – Very limited!
It has also been pressed in clear and orange, but only 100 of each of these. Black vinyl - Priced at €20.11
Side A:
1. A newly discovered interview with Elvis from march 22 1960 in Miami (first time released on vinyl)
2. 'It's Nice To Go Travel'ing'
3. Stuck On You
Side B
1. Fame And Fortune
2. Witchcraft
3. Witchcraft (Reprise)

Go here to 'Memphis Mansion' shop to check it out.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet/AS/Photo by Dorthe Larsen.)

'Christmas & Gospel Greats' New PD release: From the 'Not Now Music' label a double-CD 'Public Domain' 24-track release combining DISC 1 - Elvis' Christmas Album, DISC 2 - His Hand In Mine.
The publicity notes.. So entrenched was the public perception of Elvis as a hell-raiser, that the announcement he was making a record of Christmas songs sent the world into a tailspin. Released in 1957 Elvis’ Christmas Album, showed that Elvis had created a template for all future Christmas recordings: no rock star had ever undertaken such a project and it was Elvis who paved the way…
Over the years, Elvis would always warm-up in recording studios and before live performances, by singing his favourite Gospel songs. But it was not until 1960, with the release of the LP His Hand In Mine, that the wider world understood the full extent of their rock & roll idol’s fondness for inspirational music.
Enjoy this superb 2CD set including "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", "If We Never Meet Again", "Blue Christmas" and many more...

EIN Note: It's a cute front cover of Elvis in his Jailhouse Rock jumper coloured red and in the snow!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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