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Tracklist for "American Way 5" is announced!

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:08 pm

Friends, Southern Comfort has announced the tracklist to "The American Way 5"!

This is taken from ElvisNews:

There was a time, not too long ago, when an import cd accompanied with a nice bonus photo booklet meant value for money. "Remastered from best possible tape source", was not just a bag of hot air... Nowdays, just about every import label burries you, the potential buyer, under an endless and often meaningless list of 'PR' rap. Southern Comfort doesn't need cheap promises to sell their product. We're the best. And we have 4 volumes to prove it. Volume 5 is on its way. We hope you will enjoy the results of our labour. The expected release date is early October.

Tracks:

"WITHOUT LOVE" SESSION:

01. Without Love - takes 1, 2, 3 (complete take + 2 x false start)
02. Without Love - take 4 (complete take)
03. Without Love - take 5 (complete master take)

All tracks mono.

"ROUGH MIX TAPE":

04. Gentle On My Mind (vocal overdub, master take - number unknown)
05. Just A Little Bit Of Green (undubbed master take 3)
06. Wearin' That Loved On Look (partially overdubbed master take 15)
07. Suspicious Minds (vocal overdub, master take 8)
08. I'll Be There - takes 5, 6 (false start + complete take with vocal echo)
09. Hey Jude (longer running undubbed master)
10. You'll Think Of Me (vocal overdub, master take 23)
11. Inherit The Wind (partially overdubbed master take 4)
12. This Is The Story - takes 1, 2 (false start + complete master take vocal overdub)

All tracks mono.

"LAS VEGAS 26.01.1970 OPENING SHOW"***:

13. Sammy Shore's end of sketch / Opening Riff
14. All Shook Up
15. Don't Cry Daddy
16. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto (medley)
17. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (with false start, the only known live version)

All tracks mono.

"GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 1 - ACETATE SOURCE):

18. Goin' Home - takes 3, 4 (studio chat + 2 x false start)
19. Goin' Home - take 5 (complete take)
20. Goin' Home - exact take numbers unknown (3 x false start)
21. Goin' Home - takes 12, 13, 14 (2 x false start + long false start + take 15 announcement only)

All tracks mono.

"GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 2)***:

22. Goin' Home - takes 16, 17, 18 (long false start + 5 x false start)
23. Goin' Home - takes 19, 20, 22 (long false start + 2 x false start)
24. Goin' Home - takes 23, 24 (complete take with cut + "I Got A Woman" excerpt + false start including "Heartbreak Hotel" excerpt)
25. Goin' Home - takes 25, 26, 27, 28 (false start + complete take with cut + 2 x false start)

All tracks stereo.

*** new sources

http://www.elvisnews.com/Presentation/F ... &item=9768

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Looks mighty cool to me! :smt033

I'm especially pleased to see "True Love Travels" in there as I don't have that performance in my collection. And it appears to be taken from a new source, too, which probably means it's in better quality than before. This CD seems to end the "American Way" series with a big BANG!

Keith Richards, Jr.

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:11 pm

In a word -- ESSENTIAL.

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:12 pm

Lookin' good.

The other four releases are exceptionally good and I'm sure we can expect nothing less from this one.

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:14 pm

YES!!!

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:21 pm

Image

Man, that... is... ART!

Keith Richards, Jr.

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:31 pm

Essential..yes...a master piece...LOVE IT !!!

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:18 pm

Glad to see the series continue, and now I think we understand more why the other cover was suggested.
Image

Could one of you explain which cuts have not been released before in any form, if any?

PEP 8)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:20 pm

PEP wrote:Could one of you explain which cuts have not been released before in any form, if any?

PEP 8)



Check it out on Keith Flynn's website.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:02 am

Absolutely Brilliant News...I can't wait.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:54 am

Hot damn! Seems like it took forever for this one to get released.

Looking forward to it!

Rich

Re: Tracklist for "American Way 5" is announced!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:30 am

Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:"LAS VEGAS 26.01.1970 OPENING SHOW"***:

13. Sammy Shore's end of sketch / Opening Riff
14. All Shook Up
15. Don't Cry Daddy
16. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto (medley)
17. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (with false start, the only known live version)

All tracks mono.

"GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 1 - ACETATE SOURCE):

18. Goin' Home - takes 3, 4 (studio chat + 2 x false start)
19. Goin' Home - take 5 (complete take)
20. Goin' Home - exact take numbers unknown (3 x false start)
21. Goin' Home - takes 12, 13, 14 (2 x false start + long false start + take 15 announcement only)

All tracks mono.

"GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 2)***:

22. Goin' Home - takes 16, 17, 18 (long false start + 5 x false start)
23. Goin' Home - takes 19, 20, 22 (long false start + 2 x false start)
24. Goin' Home - takes 23, 24 (complete take with cut + "I Got A Woman" excerpt + false start including "Heartbreak Hotel" excerpt)
25. Goin' Home - takes 25, 26, 27, 28 (false start + complete take with cut + 2 x false start)

All tracks stereo.

*** new sources


Am I missing something or isn't this series focused on the 1969 Memphis sessions? I can appreciate the inclusion of rare live performances of Memphis songs but "Going Home" seems a little out of place IMO.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:58 am

This is a bit of 'bits & pieces' release with some live and some mono/stereo and some going home outakes but ultimately well collectable! :roll:

Re: Tracklist for "American Way 5" is announced!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:50 am

Matthew wrote:Am I missing something or isn't this series focused on the 1969 Memphis sessions? I can appreciate the inclusion of rare live performances of Memphis songs but "Going Home" seems a little out of place IMO.

Apparently, it's the last volume, so tracks 1 - 12 cover what's left, and rather than have an extremely short disc, the rest is "bonus" material.

That said, tracks 18-21 have seen very little distribution except within the über circles of Presley collectors, so a hardcore fan will be pretty thrilled. There are some interesting and revealing comments to be heard from Elvis during this January Nashville visit, to say the least. And I'm not talking about "The Prisoner's Song" jam.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:23 am

Yes...tracks 18 - 21 are completely new..they have been floating around on a CDR called Escondido for a few years now..but this is the first silver disc they are on...a very nice addition...Elvis is totally off the role..

tracklist for

Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:35 am

... It was only recently the Escondito cdr was brought to my attention...
But strangely enough, never have seen it discussed here since I joined
this site, about 2 and a half years ago... The "Ubergroup" of collectors,
who have had access to this cdr must be extremely small...?
... What does the title stand for, anyway? "High as a Sombrero" is a
more fitting title imo. Party! Party!... The guys, sure had a good time
during this session...!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:38 am

Why on earth have tracks 18-21 been on an acetate source? I thought that usually the (still undubbed) masters have been pressed on an acetate in order for Elvis or the Colonel to be able to listen to it in advance. But why did they do that with takes 3-14?

Re: Tracklist for "American Way 5" is announced!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:32 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Matthew wrote:Am I missing something or isn't this series focused on the 1969 Memphis sessions? I can appreciate the inclusion of rare live performances of Memphis songs but "Going Home" seems a little out of place IMO.

Apparently, it's the last volume, so tracks 1 - 12 cover what's left, and rather than have an extremely short disc, the rest is "bonus" material.

That said, tracks 18-21 have seen very little distribution except within the über circles of Presley collectors, so a hardcore fan will be pretty thrilled. There are some interesting and revealing comments to be heard from Elvis during this January Nashville visit, to say the least. And I'm not talking about "The Prisoner's Song" jam.
8)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:44 am

what's left for volume six ("glimmers of hope" will be the title won't it?)

tracklist for

Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:36 am

... If...if "Glimmers Of Hope" will see a release, sometime in the future,
no more Memphis stuff will be included. No, not even the instrumentals.

On the subject of the first part of the Goin' Home session coming from
acetate... Rumour has the original session tape was not handed over to
RCA, due to the possible inclusion of several "risque" ( read: dirty)
songs. Going by the sound of the acetate recording, the source might
well have been a private cassette deck, from one of the guys at hand
in the studio...? Whatever has happened to the original session tape
is unknown...? And what ever happened to the missing songs, cut before
tranfered to acetate, isnt known either...

Re: tracklist for

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:48 pm

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:... If...if "Glimmers Of Hope" will see a release, sometime in the future,
no more Memphis stuff will be included. No, not even the instrumentals.


But the makers of this series do have material from a particular session, not too far from 69, in mind?

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:On the subject of the first part of the Goin' Home session coming from
acetate... Rumour has the original session tape was not handed over to
RCA, due to the possible inclusion of several "risque" ( read: dirty)
songs. Going by the sound of the acetate recording, the source might
well have been a private cassette deck, from one of the guys at hand
in the studio...? Whatever has happened to the original session tape
is unknown...? And what ever happened to the missing songs, cut before
tranfered to acetate, isnt known either...


Thanks! Did I get it right - some engineer produced an acetate just to save these takes at all?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:32 pm

I picked up Escondido on ebay about 3 years ago. Verrrry interesting, but the sound quality was indeed pretty poor. A friend of mine cleaned it up for me a bit, but I hope AW5 has it from an earlier generation source.

I put a thread up here at the time and a few guys PM'd me and I did them copies, but surprisingly, it was not widely discussed.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:09 pm

"High As A Sombrero" - LOL. Why don't call Vol. 6 like that? :-)

Seems BMG is fighting Tallhair's Boss with their own Import-Like-Release:
"Elvis - Most Wanted".

Tracklist:

1. My Happiness (Acetate 1953) 02:33
2. That’s All Right (Sun 1954) 01:57
3. Hound Dog (TV Show 1956) 02:40
4. Old Shep (Elvis 1956) 04:12
5. When The Saints Go Marching In (Million Dollar Quartet 1956) 02:13
6. I'll Take You Home Kathleen (Germany 1959) 01:20
7. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) (G.I. Blues 1960) 03:21
8. In My Fathers House (His Hand In Mine 1960) 02:05
9. Datin’ (Paradise Hawaiian Style 1965) 03:16
10. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Elvis TV Special 1968) 01:50
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing version 1969) 02:54
12. The Wonder Of You (Live 1970) 02:41
13. Gospel Medley - I John/Bossom Of
14. AbrahamYou Better Run/Lead Me,
15. Guide Me / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God to Thee (Rehearsal 1972) 11:02
16. Always on My Mind (Studio 1972) 03:42
17. My Way (Aloha From Hawaii 1973) 04:01
18. My Boy (Good Times 1974) 03:22
19. You Gave Me A Mountain (Live 1974) 03:21
20. American Trilogy (Live 1974) 04:00
21. Bitter They Are Harder They Fall (Jungle Room 1976) 05:12
22. Unchained Melody (Live 1977) 03:23

Special Bonus Duets:

23. Don’t Cry Daddy (Duet with Lisa Marie Presley) 03:39
24. If I Can Dream (Duet with Celine Dion) 03:18

(Source: Elvis Australia)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:10 pm

Thomas, that ain't no BMG CD my friend !!! :wink:

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:13 pm

BIGREDG wrote:Thomas, that ain't no BMG CD my friend !!! :wink:

Oh :-) That explains why I found the tracklist so unusually appearing for an official release ;-)

Re: tracklist for

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:15 pm

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:... It was only recently the Escondito cdr was brought to my attention...
But strangely enough, never have seen it discussed here since I joined
this site, about 2 and a half years ago... The "Ubergroup" of collectors,
who have had access to this cdr must be extremely small...?
... What does the title stand for, anyway? "High as a Sombrero" is a
more fitting title imo. Party! Party!... The guys, sure had a good time
during this session...!


Mmmm..does that mean it's going to be a little bit rude??