"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Beware of false Bootlegs! - "From The Vaults of RCA"

The recently announced new bootleg CD "From The Vaults of RCA" from Snowball Entertainment is one to be very wary of - and definitely not from the vaults of RCA!
While the publicity announces a tracklist of potentially exciting new alternate takes and rehearsals, simple investigation reveals it to be an obvious rip-off lifting tracks off previous compiles and releases & containing nothing new.

Several of the tracks have been culled from the excellent FTD release Flashback; (ie A Fool Such as I Tk.5;I Got Stung; Tk.8) and the box-set Today Tomorrow & Forever;I Beg of You; Tk.5 I Need Your Love Tonight; Tk.4). Movie songs can also be found on the excellent FTD soundtrack series (i.e. Do Not Disturb; Tk.27).

Even worse, other listed alternate takes were never even recorded and have to be fake!;Wisdom Of the Ages; never went past Take 5, yet here they say they have Take 9! It seems obvious that all the Harum Scarum tracks have been stolen from the previous 2001 label bootleg called Come What May; which also listed these songs with the same incorrect alternate take numbers!

In the past other unscrupulous bootleggers have gone so far as to edit alternate intros & take counts onto the beginning of actual songs to make them appear as new versions. One of the worst offenders was the old bootleg LP called From The Beach to the Bayou which needed to be avoided at alkl costs. Don't be fooled by this similar scam and do check out the incredibly detailed Master & Session website (www.elvisrecordings.com) as a guide to a complete and accurate list of Elvis recordings. Bootlegs of course deprive musicians & songwriters of their much needed royalties and something like this even manages to rip-off hard core collectors as well!

As it says in the Elvis Bible - Piers chapter 7:15 - Beware of false bootleggers, which come to you in sheep's clothing & bearing wonderful new Elvis songs, because inwardly they are ravening wolves.

(Spotlight, Source: EIN, 19 Feb 2005)
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Bill Burk
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Elvis Odd Spot (updated 31 Dec 2004)