A New Decade, A New Sound

A New Decade, A New Sound from „Rick Rennie master tapes“ Vol. 1
Tuesday, February 3rd & Thursday, February 5th, 1970 Dinner Shows, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2014-25-02

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak CD release "A NEW DECADE, A NEW SOUND", featuring the February 3rd and 5th, 1970 Dinner shows. Looking back at Elvis' final decade of live shows, there are two Las Vegas engagements that stand out: the August '69 one obviously, but certainly also the one in February '70. Whereas the '69 comeback shows were a natural extension of the NBC '68 special with a strong focus on his classic hits, the second engagement From the way he performed these songs, you could tell that he really loved them and genuinely enjoyed the new direction his career was now taking. Most of the oldies were gone from the setlist. It was a very bold move, especially for an artist whose career in the sixties had been marked by boredom and predictability. Released from the chains of the past, Elvis looked and sounded like a man in full control of his career, and he clearly relished the artistic freedom that was now his.

The fact that the music sounded better than before was due in no small part thanks to the two newcomers to the core band; Glen D. Hardin on piano and Bob Lanning on drums. Hailing from Lubbock, Texas, Hardin grew up with Elvis' music, seemed to know all the songs, and was able to contribute with a lot of ideas. Just as importantly, he wrote fresh arrangements for several of the new songs in the show. Elvis loved these arrangements, and Hardin quickly became a highly valued member of the band. Lanning was & is a true no-nonsense rock & roll drummer, who cites Earl Palmer as a main influence. No surprise therefore that he refused to be speeded up by Elvis (or by anyone else, for that matter), and instead focused on laying down a solid groove. In retrospect, this goes a long way in explaining why the February 1970 recordings are musically more solid than other live recordings from the 70s. With that in mind, we would like to dedicate this special collectors' release to messrs. Hardin and Lanning. It’s worth mentioning that Bob Lanning was “found” quite recently after a 45-year absence, and he will be part of a special Elvis show that will be touring Europe in May 2015! And no doubt it'll be a sensation to hear his tight & fearless drumming again after all these years!

The February 3rd, 1970 D/S was previously released by the Memory Records label („HAVE SOME FUN TONIGHT“, 2002). The February 5th, 1970 D/S was released twice from an inferior source and finally by Memory Records („INTERNATIONAL EARTHQUAKE“, 2002). Those Memory Records releases were engineered and mastered using obsolete hardware and software and for some mysterious reason, both shows were even slightly edited.

12 years have passed, and now it‘s time for the ultimate re-release of these special recordings - in a new, crisp, dynamic sound, and with no edits. Straight Arrow’s release of February 3rd and 5th, 1970 Dinner Shows is taken directly from the original tape transfers made in 2001. Every second was digitally restored from scratch to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples.

As every Straight Arrow’s re-release, this beautifully designed double-digipack edition is limited to 500 copies.

Tracklist:
CD1
01. Excerpt of Sammy Shore speech - 02. Introduction: Orchestra Instrumental - 03. Opening Vamp - 04. All Shook Up - 05. I Got A Woman - 06. Proud Mary - 07. Don't Cry Daddy - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Long Tall Sally - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto - 13. Kentucky Rain - 14. Sweet Caroline - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love.

CD2
01. Rick Rennie comments recorded prior the show - 02. Introduction: Orchestra Instrumental - 03. Opening Vamp - 04. All Shook Up - 05. I Got A Woman - 06. Proud Mary - 07. Don't Cry Daddy - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Love Me - 10. C. C. Rider - 11. Let It Be Me - 12. I Can't Stop Loving You - 13. Love Me Tender - 14. Chat with audience - 15. In The Ghetto - 16. Sweet Caroline - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love / Announcement.
Update October 21, 2014


New Cover Elvis At The Hilton

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS AT THE HILTON – a brandnew double-CD Set which will be released shortly. CD 1 includes the complete “3 A.M.” Show while CD 2 includes the complete Dinner Show – both dated September 2, 1973. It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital City of the World” and Elvis – again – was the most requested performer people wanted to see in Concert. No wonder the Colonel agreed when being asked to schedule a special “3 A.M. Show” on Sunday morning (Sept. 2) to fulfill the many requests for tickets. Elvis was so popular in Vegas, it is hard to compare with any of today´s artists. So it is never a fault to say that Elvis was indeed the “King Of Vegas”. For our first release and with all the technical help we could get from our friends from the “Straight Arrow” Label we were able to obtain two rare shows, both from September 2, 1973. We were given the opportunity to work with the original tapes, recorded at the showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel by a very well-known and a hundred percent devoted Elvis-Fan. Both shows have been recorded with a tape-recorder brought in secretly and have to be called “typical audience recordings”, though clearly ones which are of real good quality for that type of recordings.

Did you know, that Elvis rode on the back of “Memphis Mafia-Member” Lamar Fike when entering the stage at this early morning show of September 2? He was clearly in a playful and funny mode in the morning hours of this Sunday and it was showing in many parts of this concert. We all know the photos from the Closing Show of this engagement (just one day later) where Elvis did the same (riding on Lamar´s back but this time with a toy monkey on HIS shoulders) – but that was not the first time Elvis did such a “special” start of the show. Anyhow, this is just a small piece of information we collected for the 16-page booklet which accompanies the release. You will read many details regarding those two shows, written down by witnesses just barely one hour after the shows ended – up at their hotel room at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel!
Expect a fine, decent double CD Set and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Tracklistings:

CD1 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 3 AM Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog 09. Love Me Tender 10. Fever (including excerpt of Polk Salad Annie) 11. What Now My Love (funny version) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Band Introduction 14. Release Me 15. An American Trilogy 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love 20. Closing Vamp

CD2 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 Dinner Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (funny version) 07. Trouble 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog 09. Love Me Tender 10. Fever 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Band Introduction 14. Introduction of Gloria Loring 15. My Boy 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start) 17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 18. An American Trilogy 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Update October 20, 2014


Tryin' To Get To Tahoe

Expected soon is new CD entitled ”TRYIN’ TO GET TO TAHOE” (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2014-02) recorded at the Lake Tahoe, NV, May 16, 1974 Opening show. Elvis' spring '74 shows were consistently strong, and the May concerts in Lake Tahoe were no exception. Elvis' shows there were solid and entertaining, and he was in particularly good voice. The set lists offered a wide variety of music, and Elvis' commitment and enthusiasm made these intimate shows very memorable for those who were lucky enough to attend them. The show on this CD has never been released in any form, and this very decent, digitally restored audience recording gives you a unique perspective of what it was like to experience him in person in Lake Tahoe during this engagement.

The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipack with rare Lake Tahoe, May ’74 cover shot and collection of ”Peacock” images taken in Cleveland show on June 21st, 1974.
Tracks:
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Tryin' To Get To You - 05. All Shook Up - 06. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Steamroller Blues - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Why Me Lord? (with reprise) - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Band Introductions - 15. I Can't Stop Loving You - 16. Help Me - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 19. The Wonder Of You - 20. Big Boss Man - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcement. Running time: 60:29
Update October 16, 2014


Elvis At The Hilton

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS AT THE HILTON – a brandnew double-CD Set which will be released shortly. CD 1 includes the complete “3 A.M.” Show while CD 2 includes the complete Dinner Show – both dated September 2, 1973. It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital City of the World” and Elvis – again – was the most requested performer people wanted to see in Concert. No wonder the Colonel agreed when being asked to schedule a special “3 A.M. Show” on Sunday morning (Sept. 2) to fulfill the many requests for tickets. Elvis was so popular in Vegas, it is hard to compare with any of today´s artists. So it is never a fault to say that Elvis was indeed the “King Of Vegas”. For our first release and with all the technical help we could get from our friends from the “Straight Arrow” Label we were able to obtain two rare shows, both from September 2, 1973. We were given the opportunity to work with the original tapes, recorded at the showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel by a very well-known and a hundred percent devoted Elvis-Fan. Both shows have been recorded with a tape-recorder brought in secretly and have to be called “typical audience recordings”, though clearly ones which are of real good quality for that type of recordings.

Did you know, that Elvis rode on the back of “Memphis Mafia-Member” Lamar Fike when entering the stage at this early morning show of September 2? He was clearly in a playful and funny mode in the morning hours of this Sunday and it was showing in many parts of this concert. We all know the photos from the Closing Show of this engagement (just one day later) where Elvis did the same (riding on Lamar´s back but this time with a toy monkey on HIS shoulders) – but that was not the first time Elvis did such a “special” start of the show. Anyhow, this is just a small piece of information we collected for the 16-page booklet which accompanies the release. You will read many details regarding those two shows, written down by witnesses just barely one hour after the shows ended – up at their hotel room at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel!
Expect a fine, decent double CD Set and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Tracklistings:

CD1 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 3 AM Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog 09. Love Me Tender 10. Fever (including excerpt of Polk Salad Annie) 11. What Now My Love (funny version) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Band Introduction 14. Release Me 15. An American Trilogy 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love 20. Closing Vamp

CD2 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 Dinner Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (funny version) 07. Trouble 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog 09. Love Me Tender 10. Fever 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Band Introduction 14. Introduction of Gloria Loring 15. My Boy 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start) 17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 18. An American Trilogy 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Update October 15, 2014


14000 Fans Can’t Be Wrong!

To be released shortly (early November) on the VV label will be their sixth release entitled "14000 fans Can’t be wrong!" featuring the UNRELEASED complete live audience recording on September 13th 1970 8.30 PM show From Tampa, Florida.. The vinyl will be accompanied from a deluxe digipack cd including the Show plus the almost previous day show from Miami + a bonus glossy PHOTO . After the success of our previous releases We decided: to give you more.….. so we decided to not only bring you an UNRELEASED show with best audio possible , but also an expanded cd in deluxe digipack with practically two shows!!!

“14000 fans can’t be wrong!!!” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during his first tour in 1970.. This will be the first STEP of a wider project, in fact the producers’ intention is to accompanied this first volume with other unreleased show from Elvis’ 1970 first tour…

Elvis ‘ first tour comes almost immediately after the third Las Vegas season, maybe too soon to give Elvis time to recuperate…from a long and we suspect boring month of concerts in Vegas. The tour was a 8 concerts in 6 different cities. It was a modest tour considering Elvis’ popularity , in fact all the date were an immediately sold out with a wild reaction from the audience. Elvis looked great at the top of his possibility, performing a solid and maybe too short show with the best of the repertoire of the previous month in Vegas with no new songs added.

About the Show, Elvis’ sang the two best singles from the 1969 sessions + plus his last one from the 1970 sessions…I’ve Lost You maybe for the moderate success only, won’t be performed anymore after this tour..In the Ghetto will follow the same destiny …. Talking about of the best song, all the songs a very well performed although sometime no too seriously, overall in the case of a serious one like In The Ghetto…however in “The new song” I’ve Lost You and You’ve Lost the Loving Feeling we find Elvis at his best… In the cd we include together the Tampa show also 30 minutes of Miami Evening show, giving to the listen a wider spectrum about Elvis’ first tour. The Miami show was already released but we have in our hands a straight copy from the original tape, so we decide to add the highlights of the show to complete the bonus cd in the matter to delivery 80 MINUTES OF music.

Both the recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early tour. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music.

The LP 140 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an CLASSIC SLEEVE AS OUR FIRST RELEASE, WITH A FEW BEAUTIFUL SHOTS FORM THE CONCERT giving an unique view. The bonus cd comes with expanded tracklist with a deluxe digipack . A bonus glossy heavy paper A/4 format comes to complete this beautiful package.

We hope you can enjoy this SIXTH product in the way to give life to the next volume soon as possible.

You can place your order at your favorite dealer from now on.

LP September 13, 1970 8.30 PM
Live Audience recording
Unreleased Show
RUNNING TIME 49,00 MIN

SIDE A 24.20 MIN
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman/Amen 04 I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05 Love Me Tender 06 In The Ghetto 07 I’ve Lost You 08 You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 09 Polk Salad Annie 10 Intro Band 11 Johnny B.Goode

SIDE B 24.20 MIN
12 Intro Band 13 The Wonder Of You 14 Heartbreak Hotel 15 Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On 16 Hound Dog 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water 18 Suspicious Minds 19 Funny How Time Slips Away 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love

BONUS CD

Tampa September 13, 1970 es
APPROX TIME 49,00 MIN.

01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman/Amen 04 I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05 Love Me Tender 06 In The Ghetto 07 I’ve Lost You 08 You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 09 Polk Salad Annie 10 Intro Band 11 Johnny B.Goode 12 Intro Band 13 The Wonder Of You 14 Heartbreak Hotel 15 Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On 16 Hound Dog 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water 18 Suspicious Minds 19 Funny How Time Slips Away 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Miami September 12, 1970 ES
APPROX TIME 30 MIN.

21. I Walk The Line (except)* 22. I’ve Lost You* 23. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling* 24. Polk Salad Annie* 25. Johnny B. Goode* 26. The Wonder Of You* 27. Bridge Over Troubled Water* 28. Suspicious Minds* 29. Funny How Time Slips Away* 30. Can’t Help Falling Love
TOTAL TIME 79,00 MIN
*Tracks previously released audience recording


In The Heat Of The Desert

In The Heat Of The Desert - including a 16 page Booklet.
The new Touchdown contains the previously unavailable Las Vegas dinner show from August 21, 1974. This show has not been available on CD or CD-R before and hence is totally new to fans. Taking into consideration that this is an audience recording the sound is reportedly very good. The show is performed on a highly professional level with a dedicated Elvis giving it all.

1. See See Rider [3:16] 2. I Got A Woman/Amen [5:08] 3. Elvis Greets The Audience [0:38] 4. Love Me [1:29] 5. If You Love Me, Let Me Know [2:49] 6. It‘s Midnight [2:55] 7. Big Boss Man [2:39] 8. Fever [3:05] 9. Love Me Tender [1:35] 10. All Shook Up [1:06] 11. I‘m Leavin‘ [3:10] 12. Softly As I Leave You [2:30] (sl. incompl.) 13. Hound Dog [1:32] 14. You Gave Me A Mountain [3:07] 15. Polk Salad Annie [3:51] 16. Band Introduction [3:07] 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep [3:04] 18. Why Me Lord [2:44] 19. Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel [1:50] 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water [4:17] 21. Let Me Be There [2:37] 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song [3:07] 23. Can‘t Help Falling In Love [1:37] 24. Closing Vamp [0:57]
Update October 5, 2014


Two New CD's from the Bootleg Series

Two new CD's coming out soon are:
50's Sensation - Studio Masters & Outtakes
34 Tracks - Including:
50's masters including original studio banter + outtakes in great soundquality!
The album/single/ep masters from "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", "Doncha' Thinks It's Time" and "Lover Doll"
Great movie versions from the movies "Jailhouse Rock" and "King Creole".
Radio spot from Pine Bluff, 02-23-55
and much more!

Some tracks previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, released by mistake or hard to find! Now for the first time collected on one great 50's cd release! A special edition from The Bootleg Series!
And also a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

1. Shake, Rattle And Roll (master with count-in) 2:34 2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (master with count-in) 2:27 3. One-Sided Love Affair (master with count-in) 2:25 4. Hound Dog (from the original master tape) 2:16 5. Love Me Tender (master with count-in) 2:52 6. Poor Boy (remake take 1) 0:58 7. Let Me (vocal overdub take 3) 2:28 8. Old Shep (take 5) 4:01 9. Rip It Up (take 17) 2:06 10. Rip It Up (take 18) 1:37 11. Rip It Up (master with count-in) 2:16 12. All Shook Up (master with count-in) 2:03 13. Peace In The Valley (Pearl Harbor memorial version) 3:54 14. Jailhouse Rock (movie production version) 2:58 15. Young And Beautiful (solo version) 1:05 16. Don’t Leave Me Now (Vince Everett demo #1 - Take 1) 1:02 17. Don’t Leave Me Now (Vince Everett demo #2 - Take 1) 1:26 18. I Wanne Be Free (movie live version) 1:15 19. Treat Me Nice (Laurel 101 - Take 1) 2:38 20. Young And Beautiful (movie end version) 2:20 21. One More Day (sung by Mickey Shaughnessy) 1:18 22. White Christmas (master with count-in) 2:44 23. Don’t (master with count-in) 2:56 24. King Creole (master with count-in) 2:16 25. Turtles, Berries And Gumbo / Crawfish (unedited movie opening medley) 4:10 26. Lover Doll (ep master) 2:15 27. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (album master) 2:14 28. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (single master) 1:59 29. A Big Hunk O’ Love (album master) 2:15 30. Lover Doll (album master) 2:12 31. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (single master) 2:16 32. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (album master) 1:59 33. Radio spot for the Million Dollar Quartet album 3:26 34. Radio spot Elvis In Person, Pine Bluff, 02-23-55 1:12

Top Notch Nashville - Elvis At RCA's Studio B - Part 4

24 Tracks - Including:

- 8 outtakes/false starts previously unreleased by Elvis' record company
- "I'm Yours" (Stereo album+single master and Mono album master)
- Most masters newly remastered and with original studio banter

Great sound quality!
12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

01. Surrender (master) 2:00 02. I’m Yours (Stereo single master) 2:26 03. Little Sister (take 11) 1:06 04. What A Wonderful Life (re-created Stereo) 2:31 05. That’s Someone You Never Forget (master) 2:48 06. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 5) 2:23 07. Love Me Tonight (take 7) 0:28 08. Kiss Me Quick (master) 2:49 09. The Girl Of My Best Friend (master) 2:26 10. I’m Yours (Stereo album master) 2:25 11. Little Sister (master) 2:35 12. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (master) 2:45 13. He Knows Just What I Need (take 9) 2:26 14. He Knows Just What I Need (master) 2:20 15. Milky White Way (master, including false start) 2:56 16. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (master) 2:18 17. In My Father’s House (master, including workpart take 1) 2:39 18. Mansion Over The Hiltop (master, including false start) 3:20 19. Working On The Building (master) 2:09 20. If We Never Meet Again (master) 2:09 21. Joshua Fit The Battle (master) 2:55 22. I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (master) 2:05 23. Known Only To Him (master, including false start) 2:52 24. I’m Yours (Mono album master) 2:21
Update October 1 , 2014


Living the Pain Out Now

Out now is a new release from the "SR" label is titled "Living the Pain" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 21, 1972.

As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 21th midnight show,a rare show from a Vegas winter season always poor of official and unofficial releases.. Elvis' love of singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

The midnight show from February 21th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability.

Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme of a man who no singing the pain, but LIVING IT and 'An American Trilogy' which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also included rare performance of Help Me Make It Through The Night together the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water..

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.

This new CD will come in a new kind of deluxe long Digipack four panels, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from early 1972 .
Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 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. A Big Hunk Of Love 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. An American Trilogy 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love
Time 49,00 min.
Update September 19, 2014


ELVIS 1975 - ON TOUR

A new 2 cd-set from ELVIS CONCERT FAN, including all 3 available soundboard recordings from april 1975, newly remastered, including the opening show from tour number 12 (since 1969).
Plus as a bonus recordings from 2 shows in Lake Charles (May 4 1975) and the tour closing show (May 7, 1975)
Including 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
Tracklisting:
CD 1
TOUR OPENING SHOW (TAPE ONE)
Macon, GA. April 24 1975

01. Elvis Talks 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Big Boss Man 06. It’s Midnight 07. Promised Land 08. Fairytale 09. Burning Love 10. Band introductions 11. What I’d Say (James Burton) 12. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt 13. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 15. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 16. My Way 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 18. I’ll Remember You (first part only)

LAKELAND, FL. April 28 1975
19. When It’s My Time (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps) 20. Burning Love 21. Band introductions 22. Guitar Solo (James Burton) 23. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt 24. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 25. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 26. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 27. My Boy 28. Help Me Make It Through The Night 29. Let Me Be There 30. An American Trilogy 31. Hawaiian Wedding Song 32. Hound Dog 33. Can’t Help Falling In Love 34. Closing Vamp

CD 2
JACKSONVILLE, FL. April 25 1975
01. Elvis Talks 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Big Boss Man 06. It’s Midnight 07. Burning Love 08. Band introductions 09. What I’d Say (James Burton) 10. Drum Solo (RonnieTutt) 11. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 12. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) 13. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 14. My Way 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 16. I’ll Remember You 17. Let Me Be There 18. An American Trilogy 19. Funny How Time Slips Away

TOUR OPENING SHOW (TAPE TWO)
Macon, GA. April 24 1975
20. I’ll Remember You (second part only) 21. Let Me Be There 22. An American Trilogy 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp
BONUS TRACKS:
LAKE CHARLES, LA, May 4 1975, afternoon show 25. Help Me
LAKE CHARLES, LA, May 4 1975, evening show 26. Steamroller Blues 27. Why Me Lord?

TOUR CLOSING SHOW
MURFREESBORO, TN. May 7 1975
28. The Wonder Of You 29. Elvis Talks 30. Little Darlin’
Update August 29, 2014


Living the Pain

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Living the Pain" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 21, 1972.

As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 21th midnight show,a rare show from a Vegas winter season always poor of official and unofficial releases.. Elvis' love of singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

The midnight show from February 21th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability.

Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme of a man who no singing the pain, but LIVING IT and 'An American Trilogy' which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also included rare performance of Help Me Make It Through The Night together the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water..

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.

This new CD will come in a new kind of deluxe long Digipack four panels, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from early 1972 .
Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 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. A Big Hunk Of Love 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. An American Trilogy 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love
Time 49,00 min.
Update August 23, 2014


Adios Lincoln & Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights

Here a press release from Straight Arrow:

Adios Lincoln
Monday, June 20, 1977,8:30 pm, Lincoln, NE, Pershing Municipal Auditorium.
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2014-23-02
Most of Elvis’ musicians prefer not to talk about Elvis’ final tours, but whenever they do, they usually agree that final tour was one that should have never been undertaken. It was simply one tour too many. At this stage it was impossible to hide the fact that Elvis was in serious problems.
In any case, the Lincoln concert is one of the finest shows from that last tour. Elvis sounds much better than in Omaha the day before. Surprises include a well-sung ‘Help Me’ and arguably the best ever version of ‘Unchained Melody’, which for the first and only time was performed before the band introductions. Interestingly, and completely unknown until now, is that Elvis asks J.D. Sumner and the Stamps to perform 'Walk That Lonesome Road' during the band intros, which is very unusual for the time frame.
The June 20, 1977 show was first issued on CD in 2004 („ELVIS ROCKS LINCOLN“). This sloppy edition was taken from an incomplete source, missing 17 minutes. For the first time Straight Arrow offer this concert complete. Using two independent original audience recored tapes, Straight Arrow's sound engineer was able to restore all 73 minutes of Lincoln concert.
This new CD edition is limited to 500 copies. Do not miss one of the best shows from Elvis Presley final tour!

Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Help Me - 13. Unchained Melody - 14. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 15. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps) - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians continues - 17. Early Mornin' Rain - 18. What'd I Say - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 21. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 22. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 23. I Really Don't Want To Know - 24. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogden) - 25. Jazzing In Vegas (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 26. Hurt - 27. Hound Dog - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights (From „booth tapes“ Vol. 5)

Friday, August 24, 1973 Dinner Show, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2014-24-02 Liner notes: Imagine being a singer, and really putting your heart into a song. At the same time, your audience is having dinner, and some of them plainly don’t give a fuck about you or your singing. They are talking loudly, making noises with their plates, smoking one cigarette after another… Doesn’t sound very enticing, does it?

By 1973, it was clear that Elvis’ Las Vegas shows had a negative effect on the singer. But even at this stage, he was still impressive as a singer and a performer, and especially on those nights where he really turned on the power, there was nobody like him in Vegas -- or anywhere else, for that matter.
The August 24th, 1973 dinner show is unreleased in any form and was sourced from an original, excellent sounding „booth“ tape. What is perhaps most surprising, is that Elvis was still quite focused three weeks into the engagement. In earlier years, the standard had sometimes slipped a bit in the third week, even as early as August ’70! Now he delivers a strong show, with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and ‘Big Hunk O’ Love’ being the show highlights. ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was not a regular during this season up to this point, but he delights the audience with a snappy version of his first million seller. And who knows, at this stage he may well have concluded that he’d found his own ‘Heartbreak Hotel’…

This show was rediscovered recently and we believe that you will agree with us that this is another great find. A real must - not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release!

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Release Me - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O'Love - 18. Heartbreak Hotel - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.
Updated August 17, 2014


Such A Night: The Defenitive Live rarities Collection

Coming out soon is the 4 CD set "Such A Night: The Defenitive Live rarities Collection"
Tracklist:
THE SOUNDBOARD RECORDINGS, DISC 1
1. Loving You 23-08-69 2. Memories 23-08-69 3. Baby What You want me to do 24-08-69 4. Runaway 24-08-69 5. Yesterday-Hey Jude 24-08-69 6. My Babe 25-08-69 7. Rubberneckin’ 26-08-69 8. This Is The story 26-08-69 9. True love travels on a gravel road 26-01-70 10. Let it be me 15-02-70 11. Walk a mile in my shoes 19-02-70 12. Don’t cry daddy 23-02-70 13. Kentucky rain 23-02-70 14. Patch it up 10-08-70 15. The next step is love 10-08-70 16. Words 10-08-70 17. Twenty days and twenty nights 12-08-70 18. US Male / I was the one 12-08-70 19. Stranger in the crowd 13-08-70 20. Make the world go away 27-01-71 21. Only believe 27-01-71 22. There goes my everything 27-01-71 23. The impossible dream 29-01-71 24. Snowbird 29-01-71 25. Something 23-02-71 26. It’s impossible 16-02-72 27. I’m so lonesome I could cry 12-01-73

THE SOUNDBOARD RECORDINGS, DISC 2
01. Welcome to my world 14-01-73 02. Faded love 13-05-73 03. Adios me tender 03-09-73 04. Bridge over suspicious minds 03-09-73 05. Guadalajara / trouble 03-09-73 06. The most beautiful girl in the world 27-01-74 07. My baby left me 28-01-74 08. The first time ever I saw your face 01-02-74 09. Spanish eyes 24-05-74 10. I apologize 27-05-74 11. Turn around, look at me 28-06-74 12. When my blue moon / Blue christmas 29-06-74 13. Down in the alley 19-08-74 14. Good times Charlie’s got the blues 19-08-74 15. If you talk in your sleep 21-08-74 16. Take these chains from my heart 21-08-74 17. Bringing it back 02-09-74 18. Allright ok you win 29-09-74 19. Green green grass of home 22-03-75 20. I’ll be there / You’re the reason I’m living 22-03-75 21. Promised land 30-03-75 22. My boy 25-04-75 23. Happy birthday 04-05-75 24. Jambalaya 04-05-75 25. The eyes of Texas are upon you 04-06-75 26. Wooden heart 13-12-75 27. Just pretend 13-12-75 28. Danny boy 01-06-76 29. Return to sender 01-08-76 30. Blueberry hill 13-02-77 31. Unchained melody 16-02-77 32. Where no one stands alone 16-02-77 33. Moody blue 21-02-77 34. Reconsider baby 21-02-77 35. Bosom of Abraham 29-03-77 36. You better run 29-03-77 37. Trouble 03-05-77 38. I really don’t want to know 21-06-77

THE AUDIENCE RECORDINGS, DISC 3
01. Kentucky rain 03-02-70 02. Folsom prison blues – i walk the line 14-08-70 03. Oh happy day 14-08-70 04. You don’t know me 14-08-70 05. Ave maria 19-08-70 06. Memphis Tennessee 20-08-70 07. More 20-08-70 08. Sweet inspiration 20-08-70 09. When the snow is on the roses 24-08-70 10. San antonio rose 01-09-70 11. I John 01-08-71 12. I ain’t about to sing a song 12-08-71 13. I need your loving everyday 14-08-71 14. Rip it up 14-08-71 15. His latest flame 03-09-71 16. Faded love 15-02-73 17. I’m so lonesome I could cry 15-02-73 18. Memphis Tennessee 06-08-73 19. Trouble – Raised on rock 06-08-73 20. Tiger man (slow version) 11-08-73 21. Crying time 12-08-73 22. Trouble 12-08-73 23. Amazing grace 14-08-73 24. It’s a matter of time 25-08-73 25. What a friend we have in jesus 28-08-73 26. When my blue moon turns to gold again 09-02-74 27. You can have her 11-05-74 28. Roses are red 22-03-75 29. Jingle bells 01-04-75 30. Mickey Mouse march 01-04-75 31. The great pretender 01-04-75 32. You do something to me 01-04-75 33. Ku-u-i-po 07-05-75 34. Bossom of Abrahama you better run 19-07-75 35. You’ll never walk alone 19-07-75 36. Suzie Q 20-07-75 37. Shake a hand 22-07-75 38. Why me lord 22-07-75 39. Turn around look at me 23-07-75 40. Pieces of my life 24-07-75 41. Return to sender 24-07-75 42. Shake a hand 24-07-75 43. Wooden heart 24-07-75 44. Crying in the chapel 19-08-75 45. Loving you 19-08-75

THE AUDIENCE RECORDINGS, DISC 4
01. Young and beautiful 19-08-75 02. That’s all right – CC Rider 20-08-75 03. When my blue moon turns to gold again 10-12-75 04. Wooden heart 13-12-75 05. Wooden heart (part only) 31-12-75 06. Crying in the chapel 06-05-76 07. Loving you 06-05-76 08. Hawaiian Wedding Song 07-05-76 09. Happy birthday 09-05-76 10. Young and beautiful 09-05-76 11. What now my love 04-12-76 12. Such a night 12-12-76 13. Auld lang syne 31-12-76 14. Rags to riches 31-12-76 15. Reconsider baby 31-12-76 16. Rip it up 30-04-77 17. I really don’t want to know 30-05-77 18. I really don’t want to know 26-06-77
THE STAGE REHEARSALS:
19. Any day now 02-08-72 20. Portrait of my love 03-08-72 21. True love travels on a gravel road 03-08-72 22. Faded love 04-08-72 23. True love travels on a gravel road 04-08-72 24. I’m so lonesome I could cry 25-01-73 25. Welcome to my world 25-01-73 26. I’m leavin it up to you 25-01-73 27. Faded love 25-01-73 28. Seperate ways #1 25-01-73 29. Seperate ways #2 25-01-73 THE BONUS SONGS 30. Charlie Pride song 00-00-70 31. When the swallow comes back 00-02-70 32. We three 06-09-70 33. Detroit city 11-09-70 34. Wooden heart 03-09-71 35. Faded love 01-07-73 36. Faded love 07-08-73 37. That’s amore 29-03-75 38. Shake a hand 06-06-75 39. Killing me softly 19-07-75 40. Memphis Tennessee 22-07-75 41. Auld lang syne 31-12-75
Update August 11, 2014


Final Count to Midnight - Part 2

This is a press-release we received from Backdraft:
Due to the enormous success of Backdraft’s Box set ‘Final Count to Midnight’ it appears that not enough copies were pressed which have left Elvis fans having to go without.
Since we are unable to process more copies of the box set due to logistical reasons, Backdraft will now release 2 separate products housed in a deluxe super jewel case.
A 2CD version and a separate DVD only release, both with different front covers, contain a deluxe 24 page booklet inside of each. We would like to point out that the content of the booklet in both of the releases are entirely different and that, the photographs and text information are not repeated to each of the releases.
These are again in very limited supplies and dealers will be restricted on quantities.
In the meantime, the production team at Backdraft would like to thank Elvis fans from around the world for their enormous support on this and our past releases.
We will look forward to the near future when we will release a brand new unreleased soundboard (never before heard, not even as an audience recording) from the Las Vegas engagement from the Summer of 1970.
Update August 2, 2014

Some Call it Folk

Elvis’ 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis’ interest in contemporary folk music he didn’t release a "Folk" themed album. For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record.
However from a marketing perspective we can hardly see an LP called "Elvis Folk" appealing to his fans in 1971, and let’s face it Elvis wasn’t recording what the general public would consider Folk. Instead the sound was more of a spontaneous "unplugged acoustic" feel as opposed to the more recent big ballads or soulful stew of the Memphis sessions. But still….some call it folk.
Now for the very first time....finally an Elvis ‘Folk’ album. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack this is a top notch Elvis CD release.
FOOLS RUSH IN (unedited master) I’M LEAVIN’ (unedited master) TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME (take 2) UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO (take 7) EARLY MORNING RAIN (take 11) I WILL BE TRUE (take 2) PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND (unedited master) THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (overdubbed master – differend mix) SNOWBIRD (take 2) IT’S STILL HERE ( unedited master) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT (take 3) DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT (take 2 – edited) IT’S ONLY LOVE (unedited master) (THAT’S WHAT YOU GET) FOR LOVIN’ ME (take 10) 500 MILES (home recording) BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND (home recording) I’M LEAVIN’ (recorded live, 21.08.1974) EARLY MORNING RAIN (recorded live, 21.06.1977)
Update July 27, 2014


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Wahooo From Omaha

After the immediate sell out of "Las Vegas" the first volume in this series, this second volume will bring you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show. Be prepared for over 47 minutes in superb quality, perfectly synced with a tremendously improved soundboard recording of the show. As a bonus we've also included much better footage of Dayton, OH, October 6, 1974, also synced with a SB recording. To round it off, we also included a bonus CD. We're pleased to present you the Omaha show in soundboard quality, the correct sequence, the right pitch (for the first time) and a much better sound than you've ever heard before. To pack the DVD and CD, we designed a 304 page, full color hardcover book with countless rare and unseen pictures.
Update July 14, 2014

Las Vegas - December 07, 1976

Las Vegas - December 07, 1976
The only known available soundboard recording from Elvis’ last Vegas season.

Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed!!! Please note: This show was first released on the cd "Run On" in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. Now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!
Including: "You Better Run" and "Bosom Of Abraham"
Plus 8 great bonus tracks!
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

Tracklisting:
01. See See Rider 02. Elvis talks 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Elvis talks 05. Love Me 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 09. Blue Christmas 10. That’s All Right 11. Are You Lonesome Tonight 12. Softly, As I Leave You 13. Elvis talks 14. Fever 15. Medley: All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 16. Band introductions 17. Early Morning Rain 18. What’d I Say 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 20. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 23. Love Letters 24. School Days 25. Hurt 26. Hound Dog 27. Hawaiian Wedding Song 28. You Better Run 29. Bosom Of Abraham 30. Elvis talks 31. Can’t Help Falling In Love 32. Closing Vamp 33. Christmas Souvenir Announcement

BONUS TRACKS (audience recordings):
34. Such A Night (12-12-76, closing show) 35. Rip It Up (12-11-76, dinner show) 36. One Night (12-03-76, dinner show) 37. Blue Suede Shoes (12-11-76, dinner show) 38. Elvis talks about his birthstone (12-12-76, closing show) 39. Happy Birthday to Charlie Hodge (12-12-76, closing show) 40. Until Then (12-11-76, midnight show) 41. What Now My Love (12-04-76, dinner show)
June 23, 2014


BACKDRAFT – ELVIS PRESLEY - FINAL COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT

THE ULTIMATE PITTSBURGH 1976 NYE EXPERIENCE PACKAGE 2CD/DVD/BOOK

This release, ‘FINAL COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT’, follows from Backdraft’s first offering, ‘Rebooked at the International’. It contains a hardback book with over 100 pages of many rare and unpublished photos, all taken from original slides with detailed information including eyewitness text, facts and more!

Incorporated with the book is a 2CD set offering for the first time ever, THE COMPLETE SHOW of the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve concert re-mastered from a newly acquired source, now running well over 92 mins that is guaranteed to please the listener as Elvis rings in the new year of 1977, his final countdown. The sound will attest to the best near soundboard quality ever!

The DVD premieres to the world, newly discovered footage and has been edited from over 2 hours and 20 mins allowing us to present this near complete show running at 85 mins in multiple-angle format. Some of the footage transferred in High Definition is positively stunning! The rich and vibrant colors will provide a truly stunning viewing experience.

This Pittsburgh experience package has been a mammoth task to complete to finally bring the ultimate experience of what was the greatest show on earth, to the fans.

You can view a quick made trailer here
http://youtu.be/1YSLj6b5Kok
and a sneak preview of the DVD coming soon.
Update June 20, 2014


Out Now - A Man At The Top

Out now on the VV label will be their fifth release entitled "A Man At The Top!" featuring the complete live soundboard recording on August 10th 1970 Las Vegas opening show . The double vinyl will be accompanied from a DVD with the best video possible of the show . After the success of the first four releases We decided: to give you more.….. so we decided to not only bring you the best audio , but also the best video quality possible.

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector heavy vinyl set. At the same moment FOR THE FIRST TIME as bonus will be included a DVD OF THE SHOW giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

“A Man At The Top” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this August 1970. This will be the first STEP of a wider project, infact the producers’ intention is to accompanied this first volume with other three volumes, in the way to cover all the soundboarding recordings of August 1970.

The Vegas third season allows Elvis, after the June studio session, to demonstrate his true abilities in a wider range. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972, Here you can hear the complete opening night. The audio has been carefully remastered from the original source and is complete from the beginning to the end. The vinyl will make the rest, providing to the listener an unforgettable experience!! The opening night is surely a great challenge for Elvis, the shooting of a movie and the rehearsal of a large quantity of new stuff gives the possibility to the man to delivery if no the best show something really different and unique to the audience. The opening show presents 8 new songs, including both the sides of his next two singles!!! …. the rest is history……

About the Vegas opening night has been already said a lot a words, so We like spend some words on the DVD here presented…. A lot s of DVD floating in the previous years including footage from the different quality and the missing audio….some time ago the producers acquired a three dvd set with included all the footage shot from the opening night, directly from the same source in a very good quality. All the different camera angles have been edited to create a real professional movie. All the footage has been digitally restored in matter to achieve the best result of image quality. All the footage includes matching audio from the original concert in the way to get a perfect syinc between audio and image with speed correction of the original footage. Although the show is no complete , the result believe us is very impressive, Elvis as you never seen..THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET 180 VINYL GRAM, IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the opening night., giving to the reader an unique document to read, listen and see, with Elvis at his best ..A MAN AT THE TOP of his possibilities..

VV LAVEL added a DVD cover, as a bonus, so each customer can decide by themselves if they will want to keep the DVD inside the book or inside a proper single DVD case.
We hope you can enjoy this FIFTH product in the way to give life to the next volume soon as possible.
You can place your order at your favorite dealer from now on.

LP August 10, 1970 Opening Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 62,00 MIN

SIDE A* 13.20 MIN
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 Mystery Train/Tiger Man 04 Monologue 1 05 I Can’t Stop Loving You 06 Love Me Tender

SIDE B* 16.20 MIN
07 The Next Step Is Love 08 Words 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 10 Something

SIDE C* 16.37 MIN
11 Sweet Caroline 12 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 13 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 14 Polk Salad Annie 15 Introductions

SIDE D* 16.03 MIN
16 I’ve Lost You 17 Monologue 2 18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 19 Patch It Up 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

DVD Las Vegas Opening Night August 10, 1970 show
Running time 47 min.
The Show
01.Opening Vamp /That’s All Right 02.Mystery Train/Tiger Man 03.I Can’t Stop Loving You 04.Love Me Tender 05.Next Step Is Love/(part only) Words (part only) 06.Something (part only) 07.You’ve Lost The Loving Feeling 08.You Don’t Have To Say 09.Polk Salad Annie 10.Patch It Up 11.Can’t Help Falling Love 12.Backstage/After Show Party

Approx running time 36.00 min.
BONUS FEATURES:
01 Dressing Room&Backstage Approx. Time 11 min. 02 VV Label Back Catologue
Approx. Time 1 min
TOTAL TIME 48 MIN.

Include Previousy Unreleased Material
Full Restored With Meticulously Remastered Sound and Picture
Update June 12, 2014

DVD The Complete Candid & And Home Movies Anthology – Volume 3, The Seventies

Out now is the last volume in the three volumes of the DVD series of Elvis home movies, containing rare & unseen private footage. For the very first time this 3 DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.
Volume 3 - The Seventies: The Concert Years, New Challenges, Karate Footage, rare footage such as Elvis walking out of the shop August 1974, and much more. Also including 19 minutes extra bonus footage.:
Regionfree – NTSC
Runningtime: 2 hours 31 minutes.
Update May 22, 2014

Elvis Let it Rock

Gravelroad Music likes to announce their latest upcoming release
ELVIS – LET IT ROCK! FEBRUARY 23, 1971 CLOSING SHOW.

This is the fourth deluxe digipack CD and last of our highly sought after series LAS VEGAS JAN/FEB 1971 engagement. Just like the previous 3 CDs in limited pressing.
This CD contains the complete closing show of February 23, 1971.
Twenty-two color photos of the same show and a beautiful and rare poster as a centerfold are used to make this a fabulous package Elvis 1971 style!
Audio has been restored to a more balanced sound and the missing rare first live version of “Help me make it through the night” is also included!
We believe, with our four releases to have captured Elvis at his best! In Vegas 1971
Great sound, Quality photos, Strong in-depth liner notes

About the show, the quality of performing is truly excellent, Elvis is committed to give an excellent show. Less talkative between songs until the last part of the show, where he start to talk and surprises us with his very first known performance of “Help Me Make It Through The Night”, which he will record only a little while later that same year. Was it a try out? Much more background info you can find in the liner notes…
Definitive highlights of the show are “Polk Salad Annie”, “How Great Thou Art”,“Bridge Over troubled Water”, “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and the powerful “The Impossible Dream”!
What you can expect from us… Gravelroad Music stands for high quality releases, with very high expectations for both the audio and the packaging and background information.

Tracklist
February 23, 1971 Closing Show (12.00 am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel

01 Also Spoke Zarathustra 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman / By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Excerpt) 04 Love Me Tender / Love Me 05 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Something 10 Johnny B Goode 11 How Great Thou Art 12 Don’t Be Cruel 13 Heartbreak Hotel 14 Blue Suede Shoes 15 Bridge Over Troubled Water 16 Little Sister/Get Back 17 Hound Dog 18 Suspicious Minds* 19 The Impossible Dream* Extra Tracks: Audience recording: 20 Suspicious Minds 21 Band Introductions 22 Help Me Make It through The Night 23 The Impossible Dream.
Note: * Tracks 18 & 19 are from January 28, 1971 Midnight Show.

Together with the other three releases “Snowbird”, “Only Believe” and “Leaner & Meaner Than Ever” you’ll have 4 fantastic sounding soundboards of 1971 with beautiful Booklets, insightful written liner notes, together almost 100 pages , some 100+ photos, rare or in the best quality ever seen! and time related souvenirs!
A truly great audio and visual collection of the January / February 1971 Las Vegas engagement!
Update May 22, 2014


On A Winning Streak!

On A Winning Streak! - From „booth tapes“ Vol. 4
Coming out soon on Straight Arrow is the 3CD set “On A Winning Streak”, featuring three strong shows as recorded on February 17 (DS + MS) and 18 (DS), 1973… which means that all of it was recorded within a day. This release documents what a strain it was on Elvis’ creativity and general well-being to be performing under such a tight schedule for a whole month, but it also shows how well he actually coped under the circumstances. All three shows are tight, lively and entertaining, and you can really hear that the whole room was buzzing with excitement at his shows. All three shows are well-paced, featuring a solid selection of concert favorites as well as songs from the recent ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ television special. Elvis is clearly enjoying the interaction with his fans, and there is plenty of that here. Interestingly, he momentarily loses his patience with one loud fan, though he later says that he was “just kidding”.

A fascinating release, featuring all three shows in surprisingly good audience recorded sound: in fact, these recordings are amongst the finest audience recorded shows out there. Everything can be heard clearly, including all of Elvis’ comments, and the well-balanced and crisp live sound on these recording will make you feel like you are right there in the showroom enjoying the King in person. These tapes were recently rediscovered, we believe that you will agree with us that this is a great find and a real must, and not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release!

Tracklist:
CD1 - Saturday, February 17, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Jackie Kahane comedy sketch (partial) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Saturday, February 17, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Instrumental Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode (with false start) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD3 - Sunday, February 18, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Jackie Kahane comedy sketch (partial) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (with reprise) - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Johnny B. Goode (with false start) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 15. All Shook Up - 16. Little Sister / Get Back - 17. What Now My Love - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 21. An American Trilogy - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update May 22, 2014


Livin' On The Edge (Touchdown)

Out next week is a 2 CD set from the Touchdown label

CD 1: The Rehearsal Recordings - speed corrected, improved soundquality.
1. Something 2. You Gave Me A Mountain 3. Steamroller Blues 4. My Way 5. Love Me 6. It’s Over 7. Blue Suede Shoes 8. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry 9. Welcome To My World 10. I’ll Remember You 11. Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 12. An American Trilogy 13. A Big Hunk O’ Love 14. I’m Leavin’ It All Up To You 15. Faded Love 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You 17. Separate Ways (with Band) 18. Separate Ways (with Band & Orchester) 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 2: Las Vegas, Feb.23,1973 - Dinner Show
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. See See Rider 3. I Got A Woman / Amen 4. Love Me Tender 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 6. Steamroller Blues (with false start) 7. You Gave Me A Mountain 8. Fever 9. Love Me 10. Dialogue 11. Blue Suede Shoes 12. I'm Leavin' 13. Hound Dog 14. What Now My Love 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. Introduction of Tom Moffatt & George Hamilton 18. I'll Remember You 19. I Can't Stop Loving You 20. An American Trilogy 21. Can't Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Theme
Update May 22, 2014


Around Midnight

Also out next week on the Verve label is "Around Midnight" in improved sound.
1. See See Rider 2. I Got A Woman / Amen 3. Story about Bobby Jean 4. Love Me 5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 6. It's Midnight 7. Big Boss Man 8. Fever 9. Love Me Tender 10. All Shook Up 11. Dialogue 12. I'm Leavin' 13. Softly As I Leave You 14. Hound Dog 15. You Gave Me A Mountain 16. Polk Salad Annie 17. Band Introduction 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep 19. Why Me Lord 20. Havin´Fun On Stage 21. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song 23. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 24. Let Me Be There 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
Update May 22, 2014

Elvis As Recorded Live In lake Tahoe

A great sounding soundboard recording. This is a re-release of the Lake Tahoe Dinner Show from May 23, 1974. First released on "...And The King For Dessert" from 1998. Newly remastered. Now sounding like never before!
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
Tracklisting:
C.C.Rider I Got A Woman / Amen Love Me Trying To Get To You All Shook Up Love Me Tender You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Hound Dog Fever Polk Salad Annie Why Me Lord Suspicious Minds Band Introductions I Can't Stop Loving You Help Me An American Trilogy Let Me Be There (1st part only) Funny How Time Slips Away (2nd part only) Big Boss Man It's Now Or Never Can't Help Falling In Love
Update May 20, 2014

Elvis On Air - Live from Memphis to Paris

The Bootleg Series presents "Elvis On Air - Live from Memphis to Paris".
A collection of radio broadcasts from 1954 to 1960 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ first recording "That’s All Right, Mama",
including historic, rare and unreleased recordings.

Including:
- 2 CD'S / 56 tracks!
- News reports from ELVIS in CANADA (1957)
- Elvis in Detroit (1957)
- Elvis in Paris interview (1959)
- Dewey Phillips (the frist disc jockey to play Elvis) live from Memphis!
- 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

FREE LIMITED EDITION POSTER WITH EACH CD!

 

TRACKS CD 1:

WHBQ, Memphis, Tennessee - summer 1954
"Red Hot & Blue"
01. That’s All Right 2:27

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 10/16/1954
"The Louisiana Hayride"
02. Intro 1:47
03. That’s All Right 2:58
04. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 2:15

KDAV, Lubbock, Texas - 01/06/1955
05. Shake, Rattle And Roll 2:21
06. Fool, Fool, Fool 1:53

WJOI, Florence, Alabama - 01/19/1955
07. Shake, Rattle And Roll 2:20

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 03/05/1955*
"The Louisiana Hayride"
08. Hearts Of Stone 1:35
09. Little Mama 2:03

Jacksonville, Florida - 07/29/1955
10. Mae Axton Interviews Elvis 3:16
11. Baby Let’s Play House (master) 2:16

KSIJ, Gladewater, Texas - 08/10/1955
12. Radio Commercial 0:16

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 08/20/1955
"The Louisiana Hayride"
13. Maybelline 2:29

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 10/01/1955
"The Louisiana Hayride"
14. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 3:34

15. Radio commercial for the Elvis
Presley show, Denver, april 8, 1956 1:09

KLRA, Little Rock, Arkansas - 05/16/1956
16. Ray Green backstage / Hound Dog 0:52
17. Interview with Elvis 6:21

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 12/15/1956*
"The Louisiana Hayride"
18. Paralyzed 2:24

CBC, Canada - 04/02/1957
19. Elvis Presley comes to Canada
Bill Beatty is all shook up! 2:06
Including a fragment of "Hound Dog" recorded
live in Toronto, April 2, 1957

CBC, Canada - 04/04/1957
"Assignment"
20. Bill McNeil and Maria Berrett talks
about the Elvis show in Toronto 3:59
21. CKOY Radio’s Mac Lipson interviews
Elvis in Ottawa, april 3, 1957 5:42

CBC, Canada - 04/04/1957
"Music Time"
22. Concert report from Toronto, Canada 2:46
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel"
Recorded live in Toronto, April 2, 1957

CKWX, Vancouver, Canada - 08/31/1957
23. Red Robinson at the Empire Stadium,
Vancouver, Canada 3:14
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel", "I Was
The One", "I Got A Woman" and "That’s When
Your Heartaches Begin"

NDR, Germany - 10/01/1958
24. Arriving In Bremer Haven 2:59

BR, Germany - 06/15/1959
25. Hannelore Krab interviews Elvis in hotel
"Bayerischer Hof", Munich, Germany 3:51

AFN (Armed Forces Network) - 03/01/1960
26. A Big Hunk O’ Love (master) 2:01
27. Johnny Paris interviews Elvis in
Frankfurt, Germany 10:54

 

TRACKS CD 2:

WMPS, Memphis, Tennessee - 08/31/1955
01. Bob Neal interviews Elvis, Scotty and Bill 5:27

WOSFM (Oscar High School radio station),
South Norfolk, Virginia - 02/12/1956
"The Cuzin’ Ray Hoedown"
02. Raymond H. Pulley interviews Elvis at
the Norfolk Municipal Auditorium 3:30

Detroit, Michigan - 03/31/1957
"Men or Menace?"
03. Opening 0:49
04. About the fans 1:47
05. Detroit Police inspector O’Brien 0:56
06. Fans about Elvis 4:09
07. Hugh Jerrett of The Jordanaires a.o. 1:46
08. Back to the Presley fans 0:24
09. All hell breaks loose! (part 1) 3:51
10. All hell breaks loose! (part 2) 9:27
Including fragments of "Heartbreak Hotel", "Long
Tall Sally", "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin"
and "All Shook Up"
11. At the press conference 2:57
12. Elvis Presley Men or Menace? 2:16

WNOE, New Orleans, Louisiana - 07/10/1956
13. Engagement rumors 4:34

WELO, Tupelo, Mississippi - 09/27/1957
14. Newsreport from the Mississippi Fair
and Dairy Show 2:55
15. Interview with Elvis Presley 4:20
16. Interview with Anita Wood 3:00

NBC "Monitor" - 03/1957*
17. Backstage interview 1:53

WJBS, Daytona Beach, Florida - 08/09/1956
18. Ed Ripley interviews Elvis in his
dressing room at Peabody Auditorium 4:55

KPOI, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1959
19. Hello To Hawaii 0:43

KPOI, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1959
Uncle Tom’s Cabin"
20. Tom Moffatt calls Elvis in Germany 5:41

WARL, Arlington, Texas - 07/1959
21. Don Owens calls Elvis in Bad Nauheim, Germany 2:55

22. German reporter interviews Elvis (1959) 3:43

Paris, France - 06/17/1959
23. Mario Delegarde interviews Elvis in Paris
Including a question about Brigitte Bardot 2:03

 
BONUS TRACKS:

KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana - 04/05/1958
"The Louisiana Hayride"
24. Telegram from Elvis and The Colonel 1:14

25. Victrola radio ad 1 1956 0:51
26. Victrola radio ad 2 1956 0:50

27. March Of Dimes Radio Spot 01/02/1957 0:26
28. March Of Dimes Original radio transfer
1957 1:46

WHBQ, Memphis, Tennessee
"Red Hot & Blue"
29. Dewey Phillips live from Memphis 0:40


Update May 15, 2014

Alternate Love letters & I Can Help

Out now are two new CD releases "Alternate Love Letters" & "I Can Help 30th anniversary.
The Alternate Love letters From Elvis
Tracklisting: 1 - LOVE LETTERS (undubbed master, rough mix) 2 - WHEN I’M OVER YOU (strings overdub master) 3 - IF I WERE YOU (undubbed master take 9) 4 - GOT MY MOJO WORKING (brass overdub unedited master) 5 - HEART OF ROME (brass & string overdub take 3 & wp take 1) 6 - ONLY BELIEVE (brass & string overdub master featuring horns) 7 - THIS IS OUR DANCE (undubbed master) 8 - CINDY CINDY (backup vocals overdub master) 9 - I’LL NEVER KNOW (undubbed master) 10 - IT AIN’T NO BIG THING (but it’s growing) (strings overdub master) 11 – LIFE (additional string overdub master) 12 - WHEN I’M OVER YOU (undubbed master,rough mix) 13 - GOT MY MOJO WORKING (brass & string overdub master) 14 - CINDY CINDY (brass & string overdub master) 15 - IT AIN’T NO BIG THING (but it’s growing) (brass & string overdub master) 16 - WHEN I’M OVER YOU (backup vocals overdub master) 17 - GOT MY MOJO WORKING (rehearsal July 16, 1970) 18 - HEART OF ROME (rehearsal July 24, 1970) 19 - LOVE LETTERS (live October 20, 1976) 20 - ONLY BELIEVE (live) 21 - I’LL NEVER KNOW (brass & string overdub master w.o backing vocals) 22 - IT AIN’T NO BIG THING (but it’s growing) (undubbed master) 23 - I’LL NEVER KNOW (brass & string overdub master) 24 – LIFE (undubbed master take 20)

Elvis I Can Help – 30th Anniversary Album
This year it’s 30 years ago that the compilation album ‘I CAN HELP AND OTHER GREAT HITS ‘ was released in the UK. It was one of the most succesful Elvis albums of the early 1980’s. It was even released on picture disc and on single ( both ‘I Can Help’ and ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ housed in a poster bag ) Strangely enough it was never released on CD. We are proud to present the entire album on CD for the first time, including some very hard to find bonus selections including the unreleased 12” version of I Can Help . Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack ( with UNSEEN photo’s of Elvis from the mid 1970’s ) this is a real ‘must have’ for all Elvis CD ànd photo collectors. As always……limited edition….so order your copy now !!!
1. I Can Help 2. Moody Blue 3. If You Talk In Your Sleep 4. Sweet Angeline 5. Only The Strong Survive 6. Hurt 7. Promised Land 8. My Boy 9. Green Green Grass Of Home 10. Raised On Rock 11. Fool 12. Way Down 13. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 14. Take Good Care Of Here 15. I Can Help ( 10” version ) 16. My Boy ( take 1 ) 17. Sweet Angeline ( vocal overdub ) 18. Promised land ( harmony version ) 19. Way Down ( undubbed ) 20. Fool ( alternate mix ) 21. Hurt ( take 3 )
Update May 15, 2014


A Man At The Top

To be released shortly (late May) on the VV label will be their fifth release entitled "A Man At The Top!" featuring the complete live soundboard recording on August 10th 1970 Las Vegas opening show . The double vinyl will be accompanied from a DVD with the best video possible of the show . After the success of the first four releases We decided: to give you more.….. so we decided to not only bring you the best audio , but also the best video quality possible.

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector heavy vinyl set. At the same moment FOR THE FIRST TIME as bonus will be included a DVD OF THE SHOW giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

“A Man At The Top” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this August 1970. This will be the first STEP of a wider project, infact the producers’ intention is to accompanied this first volume with other three volumes, in the way to cover all the soundboarding recordings of August 1970.

The Vegas third season allows Elvis, after the June studio session, to demonstrate his true abilities in a wider range. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972, Here you can hear the complete opening night. The audio has been carefully remastered from the original source and is complete from the beginning to the end. The vinyl will make the rest, providing to the listener an unforgettable experience!! The opening night is surely a great challenge for Elvis, the shooting of a movie and the rehearsal of a large quantity of new stuff gives the possibility to the man to delivery if no the best show something really different and unique to the audience. The opening show presents 8 new songs, including both the sides of his next two singles!!! …. the rest is history……

About the Vegas opening night has been already said a lot a words, so We like spend some words on the DVD here presented…. A lot s of DVD floating in the previous years including footage from the different quality and the missing audio….some time ago the producers acquired a three dvd set with included all the footage shot from the opening night, directly from the same source in a very good quality. All the different camera angles have been edited to create a real professional movie. All the footage has been digitally restored in matter to achieve the best result of image quality. All the footage includes matching audio from the original concert in the way to get a perfect syinc between audio and image with speed correction of the original footage. Although the show is no complete , the result believe us is very impressive, Elvis as you never seen..THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET 180 VINYL GRAM, IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the opening night., giving to the reader an unique document to read, listen and see, with Elvis at his best ..A MAN AT THE TOP of his possibilities..

VV LAVEL added a DVD cover, as a bonus, so each customer can decide by themselves if they will want to keep the DVD inside the book or inside a proper single DVD case.
We hope you can enjoy this FIFTH product in the way to give life to the next volume soon as possible.
You can place your order at your favorite dealer from now on.

LP August 10, 1970 Opening Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 62,00 MIN

SIDE A* 13.20 MIN
01 Opening Theme 02 That’s All Right 03 Mystery Train/Tiger Man 04 Monologue 1 05 I Can’t Stop Loving You 06 Love Me Tender

SIDE B* 16.20 MIN
07 The Next Step Is Love 08 Words 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 10 Something

SIDE C* 16.37 MIN
11 Sweet Caroline 12 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 13 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 14 Polk Salad Annie 15 Introductions

SIDE D* 16.03 MIN
16 I’ve Lost You 17 Monologue 2 18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 19 Patch It Up 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

DVD Las Vegas Opening Night August 10, 1970 show
Running time 47 min.
The Show
01.Opening Vamp /That’s All Right 02.Mystery Train/Tiger Man 03.I Can’t Stop Loving You 04.Love Me Tender 05.Next Step Is Love/(part only) Words (part only) 06.Something (part only) 07.You’ve Lost The Loving Feeling 08.You Don’t Have To Say 09.Polk Salad Annie 10.Patch It Up 11.Can’t Help Falling Love 12.Backstage/After Show Party

Approx running time 36.00 min.
BONUS FEATURES:
01 Dressing Room&Backstage Approx. Time 11 min. 02 VV Label Back Catologue
Approx. Time 1 min
TOTAL TIME 48 MIN.

Include Previousy Unreleased Material
Full Restored With Meticulously Remastered Sound and Picture
Update May 10, 2014

look Out Jackson Town

Welcome to the third CD release by TNT Records. Again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics” - probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick this time three shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975). On this brandnew 3 CD set (Release Date: Early May 2014) you are going to hear the three 1975 concerts Elvis did in Jackson, Mississippi (two shows June 8, one show June 9).

Barely over 200 miles or a 3-hour drive from home - on June 8 and 9, 1975 Elvis had Jackson, Mississippi on his tour schedule to play three concerts in two days at the State Fair Coliseum. Tour Number 14 saw its end coming with just another 4 shows in total to do. From all audible and visual experiences listeners of the Jackson-Shows can have it might only be fair to say that Elvis had quite a lot of fun doing what he loved to do: Just being Elvis Presley, singing “his” songs and entertaining the thousands of people who came to see him live in Concert, paying either the regular ticket price or whatever the many ticket scalpers asked for.

The first of the three shows – the afternoon show from June 8 – has been released exactly a decade ago and was titled “Fly T-R-O-U-B-L-E” – it seemed a perfect title for this release because the minute Elvis entered the stage the whole area around him was swarming with flies. On the recording you can hear several jokes and references to those little beasts throughout some parts of the show! The evening performance of this day brings another perfectly motivated Elvis on stage and he delivers another great mixture of “Oldies but Goldies”, Gospels and contemporary titles such as “An American Trilogy” and “The Wonder Of You”. The concert from June 9 (there was only one show this day) can – again – be called “a great performance”. RCA used “Why Me, Lord” from this show on the 1980 “Silver Box” (called “Elvis Aron Presley” – originally released on vinyl as a 8-LP Box). Another nice detail regarding this show: Elvis performed a spontaneous version of “Help Me Make It Through The Night”, the only time he did this song on the whole tour.

If you have missed the show´s first releases from approximately 10 years ago or if you want to owe them in even better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new 3 CD set! You can also expect a great 24-pages booklet full of photos and information including newspaper articles and original paperwork. Ask your local dealer for it, he should have it right in time around the scheduled release date for you!

CD1 (8.6.1975 A/S):
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (incomplete) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 17. Why Me Lord? 18. How Great Thou Art (with 2 reprises) 19. Let Me Be There 20. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) 21. Little Darlin' 22. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 23. Fever (2 false starts only) 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp

CD2 (8.6.1975 E/S):
01. Love Me (incomplete) 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 03. Love Me Tender 04. All Shook Up 05. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 06. Hound Dog 07. The Wonder Of You 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introductions 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) 12. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) 13. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) 14. School Day 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 16. Why Me Lord ? 17. How Great Thou Art 18. Let Me Be There 19. An American Trilogy 20. Little Darlin' 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 22. Funny How Time Slips Away 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp

CD3 (9.6.1975 E/S):
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender (false start only) / All Shook Up 05. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 06. Hound Dog 07. The Wonder Of You 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introductions 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) 12. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) 13. Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) 14. School Day 15. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 16. Why Me Lord ? 17. Let Me Be There 18. An American Trilogy 19. Funny How Time Slips Away 20. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 21. Help Me Make lt Through The Night 22. Can't Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
Update April 22 2014


Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow CD release titled "WALKIN‘ TALKIN‘ GLITZ CITY BLUES", featuring the August 23rd, 1972 Dinner show. It is taken from an original mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. Yes, we used the original actual cassette that was used to record this concert in the first place, and we were able to improve the sound-quality noticeably. Ask your local dealer for samples!

It’s unlikely that anyone who saw Elvis Presley on stage during the Summer ’72 engagement came away disappointed. Presley looked fabulous: he had a nice tan, he was slim, and both the jumpsuit and the jacket / pants combinations that he was experimenting with looked rather good on him. His shows that season were tight and highly professional, and truly offered something for everybody. The setlist was largely based on the MSG one, with new additions like ‘What Now My Love’ and ‘My Way’ adding extra spice to the show. The dinner show from August 23rd, 1972 is a topnotch performance. He’s right in the middle of the engagement, with still about two weeks left, but he delivers the goods and puts his soul especially into the power ballads. It’s not unlikely that he may have wanted to impress journalist Joe Delaney, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun and an old friend of the Colonel’s, who was in the audience that night.

It should be noted that the August 23, 1972 Dinner show is completely new, even for die-hard Elvis fans. This concert has never been in circulation in any form. Unfortunately the tape ran out before the finale of „My Way“. The producers decided to use (great sounding) original tapes of the August 22nd, 1972 M/S and the August 23rd, 1972 M/S from their vaults, to fill out the missing part.

This release is presented in Straight Arrow‘s traditional deluxe digipack, designed by one of the best graphic artists in the Elvis world, rare photos from this engagement (he actually wore the blue swirl at this show) as well as intelligent liner-notes that give you the low-down on this show. No need for us to toot our own horn really, since you all know it by now: Straight Arrow delivers.

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B. Goode - 04. Until It's Time For You To Go - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 09. What Now My Love - 10. Fever - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. Little Sister / Get Back - 15. All Shook Up - 16. Love Me Tender - 17. Hound Dog - 18. I'll Remember You - 19. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps) - 20. Suspicious Minds - 21. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 22. Introduction of journalist / reviewer Joe Delaney - 23. My Way* - 24. A Big Hunk O' Love** - 25. Mystery Train*** / Tiger Man** - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love** - 27. Closing Vamp**

* spliced with August 23, 1972 D/S version
** recorded on August 23, 1972 D/S
*** spliced with August 22, 1972 M/S version
Update April 14, 2014

From The MGM Vaults Volume 1

Leda Records presents:
From The MGM Vaults Volume 1
Elvis Live In Vegas, August 11, 1970
Midnight Show in the best possible sound ever!

1) Intro - That’s All Right (2.54) 2) I Got A Woman (3.15) 3) Hound Dog (3.31) 4) Love Me Tender (4.08) 5) There Goes My Everything (2.59) 6) Just Pretend (4.29) 7) I Just Can’t Help Believing (4.46) 8) Something (3.45) 9) Men With Broken Hearts - Short Poem (0.37) 10) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2.11) 11) You Lost That Loving Feeling (4.34) 12) Polk Salad Annie (5.02) 13) One Night (2.03) 14) Don’t Be Cruel (1.38) 15) Love Me (1.50) 16) Instrumental Vamp (1.04) 17) Heartbreak Hotel (1.40) 18) Introductions Of Musicians And Backup Vocalists (3.05) 19) Bridge Over Troubled Water (4.16) 20) Suspicious Mind (6.06) 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love (3.22)
Bonus songs:
August 11, 1970 Dinner show
22) I Just Can’t Help Believing (1.12) 23) I Just Can’t Help Believing (5.19)

Liner notes:
August 11, 1970 midnight show is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest performances with a set list that moves fast and furious from the opening number That's All Right to the closing performance of Can't Help Falling In Love. Elvis is in top form as he was also playing to the cameras as they were filming the iconic documentary, Elvis That's The Way It Is. Now for the first time this show is available in incredible sound from the lost MGM tape mix down of the track masters and has never been heard before, so get ready grab a front row seat and listen to the man who continued to change himself and the music world...the messiah.
Update April 2, 2014


SIN CITY’S HOTTEST TICKET!

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double feature CD release entitled "SIN CITY’S HOTTEST TICKET!", featuring the August 23, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original „booth recordings“, taped by the same person who recorded previous Straight Arrow’s release, „ENDLESS SUMMER FESTIVAL“. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! Following the great success of the ‘Aloha’ special, Elvis was more in demand than ever, and he was truly the hottest ticket in town. Las Vegas hotels at the time routinely booked their shows 20% over room capacity, because they knew that normally many of those who ordered tickets would not turn up for the shows. In Elvis’ case this caused problems, because virtually everybody who ordered tickets DID show up!

In private, Elvis was fighting his personal demons at the time, including a severe Demerol addiction, but on stage he was delivering the goods. Perhaps his delivery was not quite as tight as at earlier Vegas engagements, but he was in good voice and genuinly seemed to enjoy the interaction with the fans. The shows presented here are two solid, engaging performances with plenty of highlights, including a gorgeous ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and a rare-for-this-engagement one to last performance of ‘Something’.

It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. The August 23, 1973 Dinner show is completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. This concert was never in circulation, in any form.
Tracklist:
CD1 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Fever - 10. How Great Thou Art - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy - 14. Release Me - 15. Something - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O'Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with false start) - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Release Me - 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp.
Update February 27, 2014


Praise To The King

Out Now on the "SR" label a new cd entitled "Praise to the King" featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 23th midnight performance of the fifth Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 23th, as presented on this CD, .. no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, Elvis sings all the best from the previous seasons including is new single I’m leaving. The sound is good and powerful you can hear clear all the instruments in particular the incredible job on the drums made from Ronnie Tutt. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. As Bonus we add the best of the Afternoon show in the way to give you a full day and a full 80 minutes of cd. Talking of best song the version of Proud Mary delivered from Elvis and the band is incredible surely the highest moment of the night.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is good considering the early season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise overall at the high frequencies, trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping a rough mix with some hissing on the high frequencies, but with a great definition to the background music, incredible clear in spite the limitation of an audience recording..

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative newspaper clips .

Tracks:
unreleased show august 23, 1971 ms 51 min.
01.Intro, 02.That’s All Right, 03.I Got A Woman/Amen, 04.Proud Mary, 05.Sweet Caroline, 06.Polk Salad Annie, 07.Johnny B.Goode, 08.It’s Impossible, 09.Love Me, 10.Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On, 11.Heartbreak Hotel, 12.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel.13.Hound Dog, 14.Love Me Tender, 15.Bridge Over Troubled Water, 16.Band Introductions, 17.I’m Leaving, 18.Suspicious Minds, 19.Celebrity Introduction, 20.Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 21.I Can’t Help Falling In Love bonus: august 23, 1971 ds 29 min. 22.2001 Theme, 23.That’s All Right, 24.Proud Mary, 25.I Got A Woman/Amen, 26.Sweet Caroline, 27.Polk Salad Annie, 28.Johnny B.Goode, 29.Suspicious Minds, 30.I’m Leaving’, 31.Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Approximate Total running time: 80.00
Update February 22, 2014


Sweet Home Alabama

Finally out now is the 2 CD set "Sweet Home Alabama". After a quick sell-out of our first title “Goin´ Back To Houston” and again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics” - probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick two shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975). On this brandnew double-cd set (Release Date: January 15, 2013) you are going to hear both concerts Elvis did right after a couple of great “warm up”-concerts in Huntsville, AL. Elvis then went on for Concerts number 6 and 7 of “Tour Number 14”. Both shows took place in Mobile, Alabama. And the town went nuts for The “King”. As a matter of fact everybody had to admit that Elvis might have been the only entertainer in 1975 who was able to play a sold out crowd on a Monday afternoon! Both Mobile-Shows have been released before, the afternoon performance even came out by the legendary “Madison”-Label. Anyhow if you have missed the show´s first releases from approximately 10 years ago or if you want to owe them in even better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new double cd! You can also expect a great booklet full of photos and information including newspaper articles and original paperwork.

CD1 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 A/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender (with false start) 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Why Me Lord 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp

CD2 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 E/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 18. Alfie (one liner) / I’ll Remember You 19. Let Me Be There 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp
Update February 10, 2014


DVD The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs

The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs will be released finally on a real dvd for all the fans around the world. Elvis fans in the United Kingdom had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Elvis song with a countdown show dedicated to the king. "The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs" debuted on ITV in the United Kingdom with "Always On My Mind" taking the No.1 spot.

This special told the story behind the 20 greatest songs ever recorded by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mixing rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews, the documentary painted a picture of the man behind the music, telling the story of how these timeless songs came about and what impact they had on the world. The show featured different generations of international pop stars and musicians influenced by Elvis including Michael Bublé, Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Englebert Humperdink and Cerys Matthews.

The programme also spoke with those who worked with Elvis, from songwriters to backing singers and session musicians, plus a special interview with Priscilla Presley. The documentary ventured into Elvis’ former home in Memphis, Graceland, following in the footsteps of nearly 20 million visitors, to see how popular the king remains to this day.

"The Nation’s Favorite Elvis Song" Countdown:
1. Always On My Mind (1972) 2. Suspicious Minds (1969) 3. Can’t Help Falling In Love (1962) 4. In The Ghetto (1969) 5. A Little Less Conversation (1968/2002) 6. Jailhouse Rock (1958) 7. Hound Dog (1956) 8. Love Me Tender (1956) 9. Return to Sender (1962) 10. Are You Lonesome Tonight (1961) 11. The Wonder of You (1970) 12. Blue Suede Shoes (1956) 13. All Shook Up (1957) 14. It’s Now or Never (1960) 15. An American Trilogy (1972) 16. Heartbreak Hotel (1956) 17. Viva Las Vegas (1964) 18. Don’t Be Cruel (1956) 19. If I Can Dream (1969) 20. King Creole (1958)
Update January 26, 2014


Praise To The King

To be released shortly (early February) on the "SR" label a new cd entitled "Praise to the King" featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 23th midnight performance of the fifth Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 23th, as presented on this CD, .. no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, Elvis sings all the best from the previous seasons including is new single I’m leaving. The sound is good and powerful you can hear clear all the instruments in particular the incredible job on the drums made from Ronnie Tutt. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. As Bonus we add the best of the Afternoon show in the way to give you a full day and a full 80 minutes of cd. Talking of best song the version of Proud Mary delivered from Elvis and the band is incredible surely the highest moment of the night.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is good considering the early season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise overall at the high frequencies, trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping a rough mix with some hissing on the high frequencies, but with a great definition to the background music, incredible clear in spite the limitation of an audience recording..

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative newspaper clips .

Tracks:
unreleased show august 23, 1971 ms 51 min.
01.Intro, 02.That’s All Right, 03.I Got A Woman/Amen, 04.Proud Mary, 05.Sweet Caroline, 06.Polk Salad Annie, 07.Johnny B.Goode, 08.It’s Impossible, 09.Love Me, 10.Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On, 11.Heartbreak Hotel, 12.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel.13.Hound Dog, 14.Love Me Tender, 15.Bridge Over Troubled Water, 16.Band Introductions, 17.I’m Leaving, 18.Suspicious Minds, 19.Celebrity Introduction, 20.Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 21.I Can’t Help Falling In Love bonus: august 23, 1971 ds 29 min. 22.2001 Theme, 23.That’s All Right, 24.Proud Mary, 25.I Got A Woman/Amen, 26.Sweet Caroline, 27.Polk Salad Annie, 28.Johnny B.Goode, 29.Suspicious Minds, 30.I’m Leaving’, 31.Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Approximate Total running time: 80.00
Update January 25, 2014


Endless Summer Festival

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak CD release "ENDLESS SUMMER FESTIVAL!", featuring the August 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original „booth recordings“, taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! The year's journey from Hawaii to Nevada was almost at its end on August 22, 1973. That Wednesday night, Elvis delivered two professional, sold-out performances for the faithful at the Las Vegas Hilton with a mix of the old and new, including a stunning, yet-to-be recorded cover of Richard Harris' 1971 single, "My Boy." After the final Hilton show on September 3, bass player Emory Gordy would leave to return to the more creative studio environs of Nashville, Presley would instruct manager Tom Parker to leave his employ, his wife Priscilla Beaulieu would leave for good, and Elvis himself would nearly leave the land of the living. It was a long, long way down from that worldwide broadcast in Honolulu on January 14, but the man would survive, somehow, and return to sing his soul that December in Memphis.

It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. Both shows are completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. They were never in circulation, in any form. Enjoy the music!

Tracklist:
CD1 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy (with lyric flub corrected) - 14. Release Me - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. What Now My Love - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. My Boy - 15. Release Me - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O' Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update January 16, 2014


At Dinner In Vegas & Back On Track In Vegas

Touchdown Productions proudly presents two new audience recorded releases. One of it, the dinner Show from September 3, 1972 is another totally new show that didn't even circulate on CDR or in any other form. The show was very good, Elvis was in fine form and sang some very fine renditions of "What Now My Love", "I'll Remember You" and also "For The Good Times"! The soundquality is good for this kind of recordings. The CD comes with a beautiful designed 16-pages booklet.

Tracklisting - "At Dinner In Vegas"
[01] See See Rider (2.21) - [02] Johnny B Goode (1.41) - [03] Until It‘s Time For You To Go (2.25) - [04] You Don‘t Have To Say You Love Me (1.59) - [05] Polk Salad Annie (3.48) - [06] Elvis Talks (0.48) - [07] What Now My Love (3.13) - [08] Fever (2.52) - [09] Love Me (1.58) - [10] Blue Suede Shoes (1.10) - [11] Heartbreak Hotel (with false start) (2.50) - [12] Hound Dog (2.18) - [13] Love Me Tender (1.38) - [14] I‘ll Remember You (2.25) - [15] Walk That Lonesome Road (feat. The Stamps Quartet) (3.19) - [16] Suspicious Minds (4.02) - [17] Band Introductions (1.17) - [18] For The Good Times (2.13) - [19] Mystery Train/ Tiger Man (2.20) - [20] You Gave Me A Mountain (3.14) - [21] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.45) - [22] Closing Theme (0.30)
All tracks recorded on September 3, 1972 at the dinner show.

At the same time Touchdown Produtions will release the midnight show from January 28, 1974. Elvis was much more focussed during the first Vegas engagement in 1974 as he had been during the former engagement when Elvis presented himself less professional than in recent years. The midnight show had an interesting song line-up which included some seldom sung songs like "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", "Spanish Eyes" or "Sweet Caroline". The soundquality is good for this kind of recordings. The CD comes also as usual with a beautiful designed 16-pages booklet including lots of rare pictures from this engagement!
Tracklisting - "Back On Track In Vegas"
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (0.38) - [02] See See Rider (2.47) - [03] I Got A Woman/Amen (3.53) - [04] Love Me (1.44) - [05] Let Me Be There (2.54) - [06] You‘ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feelin‘ (4.15) - [07] Sweet Caroline (2.19) - [08] Love Me Tender (1.47) - [09] Long Tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On/ Mama Don‘t Dance/ Flip, Flop And Fly/ Jailhouse Rock/ Hound Dog (2.27) - [10] Fever (2.17) - [11] Polk Salad Annie (2.43) - [12] Introduction of The Voice (0.32) - [13] Killing Me Softly (by The Voice) (2.43) - [14] Spanish Eyes (3.05) - [15] Suspicious Minds (3.53) - [16] Band Introductions (1.48) - [17] Introductions of Celebrities (2.11) - [18] I Can‘t Stop Loving You (2.15) - [19] Help Me (2.35) - [20] Introduction of Marty Pasetta (0.51) - [21] American Trilogy (4.03) - [22] A Big Hunk O‘Love (2.12) - [23] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.37) - [24] Closing Vamp (0.45) - [25] The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2.57)
All tracks were recorded on January 26, 1974 at the midnight show with the exception of track 25 which was recorded on February 8, 1974 at the dinner show.
Update January 11, 2014


Sweet Home Alabama

Welcome to the second CD release by TNT Records. After a quick sell-out of our first title “Goin´ Back To Houston” and again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics” - probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick two shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975). On this brandnew double-cd set (Release Date: January 15, 2013) you are going to hear both concerts Elvis did right after a couple of great “warm up”-concerts in Huntsville, AL. Elvis then went on for Concerts number 6 and 7 of “Tour Number 14”. Both shows took place in Mobile, Alabama. And the town went nuts for The “King”. As a matter of fact everybody had to admit that Elvis might have been the only entertainer in 1975 who was able to play a sold out crowd on a Monday afternoon! Both Mobile-Shows have been released before, the afternoon performance even came out by the legendary “Madison”-Label. Anyhow if you have missed the show´s first releases from approximately 10 years ago or if you want to owe them in even better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new double cd! You can also expect a great booklet full of photos and information including newspaper articles and original paperwork. Ask your local dealer for it, he should have it right in time around the scheduled release date for you!

CD1 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 A/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender (with false start) 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Why Me Lord 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp

CD2 – Mobile, June 2, 1975 E/S
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 18. Alfie (one liner) / I’ll Remember You 19. Let Me Be There 20. An American Trilogy 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. Little Darlin' 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp
Update January 8, 2014


The King In Motion - Last Vegas

Here's the details on next release from the Venus label. This is a book / DVD combo and you will find hereunder a flyer with details about the book itself and also the DVD.

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Venus added a DVD cover, as a bonus, so each customer can decide by themselves if they will want to keep the DVD inside the book or with his other DVD's.

Update December 4, 2013


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Out Now - Closing Strong!

Out now on the VV label will be their fourth release entitled "Closing Strong!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording from February 23th 1970 Las Vegas Closing show and the complete live audience recording from Houston on March 01, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first three releases We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

The producers are aware of the fact that the closing night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set. The second show, the Houston incredible March 1st afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to CD collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality, The sound quality is far superior to the previous released audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! . Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite , delivering a great performance that compares with the Closing night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.
Note: the March 01, 1970 AS was released (by the King Crown Records label ”Elvis at the Dome“ CD, 2001) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with VV’s tape version.

’Closing strong” is the perfect companion to the previous “Better than Ever”. The Vegas second season allows Elvis, after paying his debt to the golden past in the ’69 season, to demonstrate his true abilities. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972 Here you can hear the complete opening night. Houston three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete March 01 afternoon show. Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic with this show as Houston Chronicle review suggest “ELVIS BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE AT THE DOME” can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET, 200 VINYL GRAM ,33 RPM SPEED, PICTURE DISC!!!IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will be for the first time of the label, AN INCREDIBLE TWO PICTURE DISC A REAL COLLECTOR GEM!!!!!!.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with a plain sleeve .
We hope you can enjoy this Fourth product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
LP February 23, 1970 Closing Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 56,00 MIN
Side A*
01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got A Woman 04.Long Tall Sally 05.Elvis Talks 06.Don’t Cry Daddy 07.Elvis Talks 08.Hound Dog 09.Love Me Tender

Side B*
10.Kentucky Rain 11.Let It Be Me 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.C.C. Rider 14.Sweet Caroline

Side C*
15.Polk Salad Annie 16.Introductions 17.Bluberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy 18.Heartbreak Hotel

Side D*
19.One Night 20.It’s Now Or Never 21.Suspicious Minds 22.Elvis Talks 23.Can’t Help Falling Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

CD Houston March 01th , 1970 afternoon show complete show

Live Audience recording
Running time 44 min. 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got a Woman 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Heartbreak Hotel 07.Hound Dog 08.Love Me Tender 09.Kentucky Rain 10.Release Me 11.Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.Polk Salad Annie 14.Introductions 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Can’t Help Falling In Love 17.Closing Vamp 18. Love Me Tender Theme
Update December 4, 2013

ELVIS 1969: IN MEMPHIS / IN PERSON-LIVE ON STAGE 1 & 2

This release is intended to be a flawless release with the best sounding Elvis of 1969. We started by going back to the basic recordings of the American sound studio; the edited repaired master tracks without the dubbing done later in Nashville.
Elvis himself wasn’t all that thrilled with some of the overdubs. It’s been said that he was very happy with the sound on the acetates that he took home with him, but less so with the final masters.
Elvis heard the dubbed masters at a very late stage and very little could be done.
As an artist, you can’t always be in complete control of your output, and clearly especially when your name is Elvis Presley.

These original master tracks were the result of the joint vision of producer Chips Moman, the musicians and Elvis.
The two most famous songs from these sessions are without a doubt “Suspicious Minds” and “In The Ghetto”. In fact, they may well be the best-known recordings of his entire career. Just ask anyone to name two Elvis songs…
On disc 2 you will find the multi-track live recording of the August 24, 1969 Midnight Show. Thanks to existing tape legends, paperwork and research and the fantastic unprocessed soundboard recording of the same show, we were able to piece this show together as it was originally recorded. We double-checked and compared the whole show second for second with an audience recording of the show that we had recently acquired. There are only three songs borrowed from the dinner show: “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Runaway” and “ What’d I Say”, which are 98% identical to the midnight show versions. We used the career dialogue from the August 24, 1969 dinner show. We don’t have this in multi-track quality and therefore we decided to include a third disc with the original raw unrepaired soundboard. As extra bonus, we used a very rare tape of a rehearsal from January 1969 at the American Sound Studios, where we can even hear a glimpse of Roy Hamilton singing!

The combination package “Elvis In Person & Back in Memphis” was the basic concept, but we wanted more. During the first days of the comeback in Las Vegas in 1969, special RCA presentation box sets were given away. These box sets are very rare and expensive to get hold of. This was the perfect 1969 package idea for this release.
INCLUDED ARE:

- A 28 page full color /b&w photo folio with 28 photos of Elvis in the style of 1969 including rare or unpublished photos.
- A 32 page full color booklet with original articles,
- An interview with Elvis from 1969, co-workers and musicians about recording at the American Sound Studios and performing in Las Vegas.
- Over 60+ photos of Elvis on stage (many from the same show), various are rare or unpublished
- 15 incredible photos of The American Sound Studio with Elvis, again some are rare or unpublished!!
- Previously unreleased versions.
- A rare studio rehearsal of January 1969.
- The unaltered raw audio of the August 24, 1969 M/S soundboard.
- The reproduction slipcase of the famous 1969 presentation box set.
- All recordings in excellent sound quality.
We hope you’ll agree we did our best to respect and honour the original artistic ideas from 1969.

DISC ONE In Memphis Undubbed Repaired Masters
01. Wearin' That Loved On Look 02. Only The Strong Survive 03. I'll Hold You In My Heart 04. Long Black Limousine 05. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 06. I'm Movin' On 07. Power Of My Love 08. Gentle On My Mind 09. After Loving You 10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 11. Any Day Now 12. In The Ghetto 13. Inherit The Wind 14. This Is The Story 15. Stranger In My Own Home Town 16. A Little Bit Of Green 17. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind 18. Do You Know Who I Am? 19. From A Jack To A King 20. The Fair's Moving On 21. You'll Think Of Me 22. Without Love (There Is Nothing) 23. Suspicious Minds.
Tracks 1-12 were in fully dubbed versions released on “From Elvis In Memphis”. These were the only songs besides the single “Suspicious Minds” intended for release of the magnificent studio recordings at the American Sound Studios. The tremendous enthusiasm provoked using the remaining recordings as well. It was proven right - it sold multi platinum.
Tracks 13 -22 were fully dubbed versions released on “Back In Memphis” which was also released as a double release with Elvis In Person as, “From Memphis to Vegas - From Vegas to Memphis”. Track 23 was released as single and not added to either of the two studio albums. An extended live version was released on “Elvis In Person”. Note: This disc includes some previously unreleased versions.

DISC TWO In Person Live “On Stage” Multi -Track
01. Opening 02. Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Medley : Jailhouse Rock – Don’t Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. I Can’t Stop Loving You* 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Monologue* (Life Story) 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do 13. Runaway* 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 15. Words 16. Yesterday (with “Hey Jude” Ending) 17. Band Introductions 18. In The Ghetto 19. Suspicious Minds 20. What’d I Say* 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love / Outro
Disc two contains the multi track live recording of August 24, 1969 Midnight Show. The Multi track recording has been repaired with segments of the August 24, 1969 Dinner Show. Tracks marked with * are taken from the Dinner Show.

DISC THREE Raw Audio Unedited Soundboard & Studio Rehearsal
01. Opening 02. Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Medley : Jailhouse Rock – Don’t Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. I Can’t Stop Loving You 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Monologue (Life Story) 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do 13. Runaway 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 15. Words 16. Yesterday (with “Hey Jude” Ending) 17. Band Introductions 18. In The Ghetto 19. Suspicious Minds (Partially).
Bonus track (20+ minutes) 20. Band Rehearsal and a first attempt of “Come Out, Come Out (Wherever you are)” at American Sound studios (Roy Hamilton can be heard here) January, 1969.

Disc three contains the raw unprocessed soundboard recording of the August 24, 1969 M/S, without effects. A significantly different August 24, Midnight Show when compared to the fragmented release over the years of the multi track recording. Edited due to improper language use or running times. Also segments of this show were used to repair or enhance other 1969 and 1970 multi track recordings. This is the real deal, uncut, raw and finally, no tons of reverb as on previous releases of this remarkable show.
“The “Elvis 1969” Box versions are the repaired versions without studio banter! Some tracks have a longer running time.
Presented exactly as they were prepared for in the spring of 1969 by producer Chips Moman with the okay of Elvis.”
Some of the unrepaired, undubbed masters here were recently released by FTD, in some cases with studio banter. Our versions are the repaired versions and come without this banter, presented exactly as they were prepared for in the spring of 1969 for various overdubs. Our sole intention is to present these songs how they left the Memphis studio, with the okay of Elvis and producer Chips Moman.

The live show was assembled from various sources, including bits taken from regular releases in order to match up the correct audio with the best possible source. Our ultimate goal was to offer the best sounding, most complete multi track version of the 24 August Midnight Show. We also have possession of four reels with safety recordings from 1969 in fantastic quality. Some were previously released on FTD, but there were still little gems left which we wanted to offer. So we decided to put it on a third disc, and include even a very rare rehearsal from January 1969 in best sound available.
This is Elvis at his best in 1969 in the best sound possible.
Update December 3, 2013


Going Back To Houston

Welcome to the first CD release by TNT Records. With a little help from our friends at “Audionics” - probably THE premium label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided to “dive deep” into one of the most well-known concert tours Elvis ever did. Much has been written about “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975) so we don't want to bother you too much with even “more” information. On this brandnew double-cd set (Release Date: December 10, 2013) you are going to hear both concerts Elvis did right in the middle of the tour. Concerts number 9 and 10 took place in Houston, Texas. Although the reporters from the local papers “Houston Chronicle” (Dale Adamson) and “The Houston Post” (Bob Claypool) were not too happy with the way Elvis presented himself (you will see their original newspaper articles pictured in the 16-page booklet that comes with the cd) the excited crowd at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston still loved Elvis as they did since the 1950's. “Audionics” helped us to make a significant improvement in the sound of the two soundboard recordings. If you have missed the show´s first releases from more than 10 years ago or if you want to owe them in better sound than before plus exactly the way they were recorded (without the standard “2001 Theme / See See Rider” opening) you should not miss this great new double cd! Ask your local dealer for it, he should have it right in time before Christmas for you!

Tracklisting:
CD1 – Houston, June 4, 1975
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Eyes Of Texas (one liner) 09. The Wonder Of You 10. Burning Love 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 16. School Day 17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 18. Why Me Lord 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 20. Let Me Be There 21. An American Trilogy 22. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) 23. Little Darlin' (with reprise) 24. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp

CD2 – Houston, June 5, 1975
01. Amen / I Got A Woman (incomplete) 02. Love Me 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04. Love Me Tender 05. All Shook Up 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Hound Dog 08. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. School Day 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. Trying To Get To You 18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 19. Let Me Be There 20. You Gave Me A Mountain 21. An American Trilogy 22. Little Darlin' (with reprise) 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
Update Dexcember 3, 2013



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Closing Strong!

To be released soon December 02 ) on the VV label will be their fourth release entitled "Closing Strong!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording from February 23th 1970 Las Vegas Closing show and the complete live audience recording from Houston on March 01, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first three releases We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

The producers are aware of the fact that the closing night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set. The second show, the Houston incredible March 1st afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to CD collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality, The sound quality is far superior to the previous released audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! . Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite , delivering a great performance that compares with the Closing night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.
Note: the March 01, 1970 AS was released (by the King Crown Records label ”Elvis at the Dome“ CD, 2001) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with VV’s tape version.

’Closing strong” is the perfect companion to the previous “Better than Ever”. The Vegas second season allows Elvis, after paying his debt to the golden past in the ’69 season, to demonstrate his true abilities. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972 Here you can hear the complete opening night. Houston three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete March 01 afternoon show. Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic with this show as Houston Chronicle review suggest “ELVIS BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE AT THE DOME” can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET, 200 VINYL GRAM ,33 RPM SPEED, PICTURE DISC!!!IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will be for the first time of the label, AN INCREDIBLE TWO PICTURE DISC A REAL COLLECTOR GEM!!!!!!.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with a plain sleeve .
We hope you can enjoy this Fourth product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
LP February 23, 1970 Closing Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 56,00 MIN
Side A*
01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got A Woman 04.Long Tall Sally 05.Elvis Talks 06.Don’t Cry Daddy 07.Elvis Talks 08.Hound Dog 09.Love Me Tender

Side B*
10.Kentucky Rain 11.Let It Be Me 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.C.C. Rider 14.Sweet Caroline

Side C*
15.Polk Salad Annie 16.Introductions 17.Bluberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy 18.Heartbreak Hotel

Side D*
19.One Night 20.It’s Now Or Never 21.Suspicious Minds 22.Elvis Talks 23.Can’t Help Falling Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

CD Houston March 01th , 1970 afternoon show complete show

Live Audience recording
Running time 44 min. 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got a Woman 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Heartbreak Hotel 07.Hound Dog 08.Love Me Tender 09.Kentucky Rain 10.Release Me 11.Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.Polk Salad Annie 14.Introductions 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Can’t Help Falling In Love 17.Closing Vamp 18. Love Me Tender Theme
Update November 26, 2013

Echoes Of Aloha

Audionics will release their 5th CD of this year early December. It is a kind of sequel to ”ALOHA JERRY” CD (Audionics 2013-01-2) - once again dedicated to the eighth Las Vegas season.

These recordings were captured almost a month to the day of the ”Aloha From Hawaii” satellite broadcast, and it’s inevitable to make some comparisons. It’s been said that Elvis was depressed about having to return to Las Vegas again following the huge success of the broadcast, but this newly discovered recording does not bear that out at all.

Elvis sounds more relaxed and more at ease on this recording, and there is an intimacy present on this recording that is missing from ”Aloha”. It’s interesting to note that many of the songs that he performed during the satellite show are missing here. In fact, the layout of the show is somewhat reminiscent of the structure of the Las Vegas shows in August 1970, with a strong mix of recent material and Elvis classics.

All recordings presented on this CD are previously unreleased. The February 13th, 1973 dinner show is completely new even to die-hard Elvis fans. It was never in circulation and it is taken from an original ”booth recording, ” made from a booth close to the stage and PA speakers. It is remarkably superior to usual audience tapes and soundwise fully comparable with our ”ALOHA, JERRY” (Audionics 2013-01-2), February 23, 1973 Closing Night.

As a bonus, more of SOUNDBOARD tracks from the Dinner Show of February 10th, 1973 are included. Only part of this show was recorded, using a bass-heavy mix, possibly as a guide for future Fender bass players if Scheff left the Elvis Presley Show. Other tracks from this concert were used as a bonus on our ”ALOHA, JERRY!“ release. Once again, this is a previously unknown recording.

This release is presented in deluxe digipack with live and candid photos taken during January / February ’73 Vegas season and with appropriate liner notes. If you have enjoyed ”ALOHA, JERRY!” then you will be not disappointed by ”ECHOES OF ALOHA”! Tracklist:
Tuesday, February 13, 1973 dinner show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one-liner) / Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 17. Celebrity introduction - 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Soundboard bonus - Saturday, February 10, 1973 dinner show
22. You Gave Me A Mountain (incomplete) - 23. Love Me - 24. Blue Suede Shoes - 25. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 26. An American Trilogy (contains gap) - 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.
Update November 24, 2013


DVD The Complete Candid & And Home Movies Anthology – Volume 2, The Sixties

Coming soon is volume 2 in our much proclaimed DVD series of Elvis home movies, containing rare & unseen private footage. For the very first time this 3 DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.

Volume 2 - The Sixties: See Elvis on vacation in Hawaii, enjoying the snow in Colorado, meeting his fans, together with Tom Jones and much much more. Sit back and enjoy a journey of Elvis in private throughout the 60s, in the best quality.

Regionfree – NTSC
Total running time – 146 minutes
Update November 20, 2013


Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream

From „booth tapes“ Vol. 1
Thursday, February 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight Shows & Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV

Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2013-18-02
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak release "LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY, CHASING A DREAM", featuring the February 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances plus a bonus: the majority of the February 21, 1973 Dinner show. All 3 shows are taken from original „booth recordings“, taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! The general wisdom about the January / February 1973 engagement is that Elvis was depressed about returning to Las Vegas following the great high of ‘Aloha From Hawaii’. In a way it’s interesting that this viewpoint has become so widely accepted, because there is precious little evidence for it. Elvis did have to cancel a few shows due to a nasty throat infection, but most people that work in the music business will tell you that these things happen. Elvis had similar problems during the January / February 1970 engagement, which is widely regarded as one of his best. The unreleased booth tape recordings as featured on this release provide us with an interesting insight into this engagement. Both complete tapes are quite crisp, really fresh-sounding and dynamic, and they are an excellent representation of the two shows that he performed in Vegas on February 22, 1973. Granted, he is not firing on all cylinders, possibly due to his throat infection, but other than that he’s singing well and the shows themselves have a lovely feel to them, warm and very personal. It’s been said that ‘I’m Leavin’ was one of his favourites, and indeed he performs it brilliantly here, 3 times, bringing life to the world-weary lyrics. As a bonus, Audionics added a part of the February 21 Dinner Show. There were some audio problems on some of the tracks, so they decided to just include the best parts of the show as an extra on this release.

Note: the February 22, 1973 M/S was released (by the „Showroom“ label, „Back In The Desert“ CD, 2012) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with Straight Arrow’s „booth tape“ version. Unfortunately, the person who recorded Feb. 22, 1973 M/S stopped his recorder during Jackie Kahane‘s pre-program and switched it on only near the end of „C. C. Rider.“ Instead of splicing the „booth tape“ with the substandard audience recorded version of the same show, Audionics decided to use beginning of February 21, 1973 Dinner Show to fill the missing part.
Tracklist:

CD1 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Dinner Show 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (one line) - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. I’m Leavin‘ - 12. Hound Dog - 13. What Now My Love - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 16. I’ll Remember You (with false start) - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy (with reprise) - 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat.
Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show):
21. I Got A Woman / Amen - 22. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 23. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 24. Steamroller Blues - 25. You Gave Me A Mountain - 26. Fever .

CD2 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Part of pre-program by Jackie Kahane - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra* - 03. C. C. Rider (spliced*) - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. I’m Leavin‘ - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 17. I’ll Remember You - 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat. *taken from February 21, 1973 Dinner Show.
Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show continues):
22. Love Me - 23. Blue Suede Shoes - 24. I’m Leavin‘ - 25. Hound Dog - 26. What Now My Love (with false start and reprise) - 27. Suspicious Minds.
Update November 15, 2013


Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 Revisited

This new and forthcoming volume of the "Unedited Masters" series will revisit the 1970 recordings from Nashville. With this companion CD to "Nashville 1970" and "Nashville 1971" we treat you again with studio outtakes you never heard in this form and sound quality before. As usual everything is presented the way it was recorded and/or overdubbed in the studio. We are confident that this volume will also become a favorite of yours and will not leave your CD player for a long time! ENJOY!

The CD comes in a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
This is a limited edition so don't miss your chance to own a copy !
If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from VENUS .
Tracks :

1- Sylvia takes 7*, 9 - unedited 4:31 ; 2- Life Takes 1,2 - unedited 6:04 ; 3- It's Your Baby, You Rock It backup vocals overdub - unedited 3:12 ; 4- It Ain't No Big Thing ( But It's Growing ) unedited undubbed master 3:16 : 5- There Goes My Everything Take 1 ( different mix ) 2:49 : 6- Faded Love unedited undubbed master 4:22 : 7- Snowbird Take 2 ( faded & different mix ) 2:06 : 8- Patch It Up backup vocals overdub 3:21 ; 9- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me undubbed master 2:31 ; 10- Cindy, Cindy Take 1 ( faded ) 3:49 ; 11- Where, Did They Go Lord Take 1 ( different mix ) 2:22 ; 12- It Ain't No Big Thing ( But It's Growing ) master ( different mix ) 2:49 ; 13- Heart Of Rome Take 3 & Woek part take 1 ( overdubbed ) 4:34 ; 14- When I'm Over You unedited undubbed master 3:40
Bonus tracks :
15- Help Me Make It Through The Night unedited undubbed master 3:21 ; 16- Merry Christmas Baby Take 1 ( unedited ) 8:43 ; 17- Separate Ways unedited overdubbed master 2:59 ; 18- Burning Love Take 4 3:37
Total duration : 72:21
* previously unreleased

Also Venus announce a new product "Elvis In Motion Vol. 1, for more info you can click on the flyer.

Updated November 5, 2013


Fort Worth Texas

Coming Out Next week:

FORT WORTH TEXAS
JUNE 15, 1974 - 3:00 PM SHOW

-Newly remastered Soundboard recording!
-28 tracks including the 3:00 pm show from June 15, 1974 + 5 bonus tracks!
-Elvis sings "Trying To Get To You", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Big Boss Man", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Love Letters", "Happy Birthday", "Hurt" and many others...
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
The main show on this cd was released on the 2002 release "The Man In White - Volume 1". Now newly remastered from the original source.
Tracklisting:

01 See See Rider 02 I Got A Woman / Amen 03 "I’m the NBC peacock" 04 Love Me 05 Trying To Get To You 06 All Shook Up 07 Love Me Tender 08 Hound Dog 09 Fever 10 Polk Salad Annie 11 Why Me Lord? (with reprise) 12 Suspicious Minds 13 Band Introductions 14 I Can’t Stop Loving You 15 Help Me 16 An American Trilogy 17 Let Me Be There (with reprise) 18 "Turn the house lights up" 19 Funny How Time Slips Aways 20 Big Boss Man 21 Can’t Help Falling In Love 22 Closing Vamp 23 Announcement

24 Early Morning Rain 25 Love Letters 26 Fever 27 Happy Birthday To Bruce "Goose" Jackson 28 Hurt (with reprise)

Tracks 1-23 recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, June 15 1974 (3:00 pm) Tracks 24-28 recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, June 3 1976 (8:30 pm)
Update November 4, 2013


Things Get Loose In Tuscaloosa!

Tuesday, June 3, 1975, 8:30 pm, Municipal Auditorium, Tuscaloosa, AL

After the release of two essential new soundboard albums in a row (Houston We Have A Problem and The Creeping Crud Express) Audionics is now back with the third soundboard release of the year. This time the producers selected the Tuscaloosa show from June 3rd 1975, which was previously released on the King label as Deep Down South in 1997. This new release was taken from a different, superior quality tape source which was obtained at the same time as the previously mentioned unreleased soundboards.

Elvis’ show in Tuscaloosa is a real fun concert that is a delight to listen to. His singing is excellent, he’s in a good mood and he clearly loves the interplay with his fans. His setlist during the June 1975 tour was a rather strong one, with a solid mix of classics and more recent numbers. Most of these were performed really well too, and even the oldies were treated with a bit more respect than usual. Keen observers will note that he dropped the tempo a notch or two on songs like All Shook Up and Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel. The King was truly back, and he really rocked Tuscaloosa with great dynamic performances like Burning Love, Mystery Train / Tiger Man and, just for tonight, a gorgeous Bridge Over Troubled Water.

This CD is presented in beautifully designed deluxe digi-pak with relevant liner notes and a couple of rare photos as taken on the night. Due to the lack of quality photographs from Tuscaloosa, we also used a few photos from the Huntsville, AL, May 31st 8:30 pm show. Elvis only wore the Red Eagle (or Red Phoenix) jumpsuit on these two nights.

We know what you want to ask now…. ‘Is this really a significant sound upgrade?’, and to that we can only answer wholeheartedly, yes! Firstly, because we were able to work from a superior tape source, and secondly, because the sonic improvement of soundboard tapes has made real quantum leaps since 1997. We are very proud of the sound that we got out of this new tape source. And while we can’t “go back and touch the past”, this great new Audionics release is the next best thing to actually being there that special night in Tuscaloosa.

Note: Audionics is planning a special release before the end of this year, with more previously unissued material. While the other import guys appear to be in hybernation, we are only just warming up! You can always count on Audionics to deliver the goods.

Tracklisting:
I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) / Love Me / If You Love Me, Let Me Know / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / The Wonder Of You / Burning Love / Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians / Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) / School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) / Bridge Over Troubled Water / T.R.O.U.B.L.E. / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / An American Trilogy / Funny How Time Slips Away / Little Darlin’ / Mystery Train – Tiger Man / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Announcements.

(Also Sprach Zarathustra, CC Rider and a large chunk of I Got A Woman / Amen were not taped by the sound engineer.)
Bonus: Sports commentator Harold Johnson and Elvis talk live on the radio about the football game at the Liberty Bowl Stadium – August 9th 1975
Update October 27, 2013