Spliced takes - Hollywood

CMT is proud to present their latest release which promises to be a winner! The STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they made magic once more! Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce a great "new album , using many incomplete takes , to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. Some new “alternate masters” were made and the result is amazing; just listen to the breathtaking version of “Steppin’ Out of Line” or the new “bluesy” opening of “Slowly But Surely".

Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know.. “the end is near” almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a “New” album, an album which won’t leave your player this summer!

The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies!
Tracklisting:
Blue Hawaii - Spliced take 4,6,3 Almost Always True - Spliced take 6,5 Didja Ever - spliced take 1,2 * Pocketful of Rainbows - Spliced take 19,20 Steppin Out of Line - Alternate Master Slowly But Surely - Spliced take 3,4,1 (bluesy intro) If You Think I Dont Need You - Spliced take 5,7 What a wonderful Life - Spliced take 5,6 Tonights So Right For Love - Spliced take 5,6 We'll Be Together - Spliced take 8,10 One Broken Heart for Sale - Spliced take 3,5 The Bullfighter Was A Lady - Spliced take 9,7 * Ku u I po - Spliced take 2,5 Animal Instinct - Spliced take 3,4 A Dogs Life - Spliced take 5,4 C'mon Everybody - - Spliced take 1,3 King of the Whole Wide World (remake) - Spliced take 2,3 Cross My Heart Hope to Die - Spliced take 9,11 Smorgasbord - Spliced take 4,2 What's She Really Like - Spliced 16,11 Ito Eats - Spliced take 2,4,5 Girl Happy - Alternate Master * A Cane and A High Starched Collar - Alternate Master * Stay Away, Joe - Spliced take 15,16,13 Island of Love - Spliced take 4,4,8 Stop Look and Listen - Spliced take 5,6 Take Me To the Fair - Spliced take 5,7 Where Do You Come From - Spliced take 13,14 * Let Yourself Go - Spliced take 5,6 * Almost in Love - Spliced take 1,6
Tracks marked with * are previously released.
Update June 20, 2016


Atlanta 1975

The MxF label will release soon its new special product called “Atlanta 1975'' featuring the unreleased Show from Atlanta April 30, 1975 plus a bonus DVD with unreleased footage from the same tour.

After the successful Las Vegas Hilton comeback, in spite a little bit overweight but with strong spirit, Elvis is ready to face his first tour of the 1975.. The rock attitude is back the performance is relaxed and superb like many critics noted…, still at the top if his ability he deliveries the classic one hour show as usually, but very intense updating the show with more contemporary repertoire, tossing away mostly of the oldies..There is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, bringing back his best seventy rocker like Burning Love and his first That’s All Right Mama…and naturally his karate exercises…introducing his latest rocker single TROUBLE.. He sang with rough power and sensitivity at the same time, delivering a solid short show, with songs like Let Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “My Boy” sang terrifically. Elvis finally started to perform again his rocking repertoire appearing to be more focused on the music.

The sound is very good for an ambient recording, considering that this kind of recording is coming from a big hall no the intimate Las Vegas showroom… We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of a Elvis’ concert in the seventy.

About the DVD in spite we are talking about amateur footage, we are proud of the work done..after careful remastering work in the matter to delivery the best video to date, including matching audio from the original concert in the way to get a perfect sync between audio and image with speed correction of the original footage we can say that watching this DVD you can have the perfect idea and overall, you can live the Elvis’ show in April 1975 tour…

This is the first very special Product for this label, this new CD&DVD combo will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 12 pages of booklet with focus and details on the four shows included in the live footage with a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x25 cm size.

In matter to have a special collector item, the 500 copies will be presented with five different sleeves VARIATION, the same for the poster too. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES First 100 copies (variation 1 of sleeve) deluxe edition will HAVE EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

CD time about 65.00 min
Tracklist:
Atlanta April 30, 1975
01. Intro/See See Rider 02. I Got A Woman /Amen 03. Love me 04. If You Love Let Me Know 05. Love Me Tender 06. All Shook Up 07. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 08. I’ll Remember You 09. Help Me 10. How Great Thou Art 11. Band Intro 12. Solos 13. Band Intro 14. Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll 15. My Boy 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 17. It’s Now Or Never 18. Let Me Be There 19. An American Trilogy 20. Burning Love 21. Funny How Time Slips Away 22. That’s All Right 23. Can’t Help Falling Love /Closing Vamp
DVD Tot. Time 40,00 min. Included Previously Unreleased Footage
Contains Footage from Jacksonville.FL April 25, Atlanta GA. June 1 and 2.
April 25 1975 (8:30 pm). Jacksonville FL. Vet. Memorial Coliseum
Excerpts:
01. Intro /See See Rider 2,27 02. I Got A Woman 0.58 03. Burning Love 1.00 04. T.R.O.U.B.L.E 0.10 05.Can’t Help Falling Love /Closing Vamp 2.39

May 1 1975 (8:30 pm). Atlanta GA. Omni Coliseum
Excerpts:
01.Intro /See See Rider 3.11. 02.I got A Woman 3.08 03. Love Me 0.35 04.If You Love Me Let Me Know 0.10. 05. Love Me Tender 1.30 . 06. All Shook Up 0.46 . 07.Kiss intermezzo 0.30 08.Burning Love 1.48. 09.Kiss Intermezzo 0.42. 10. Can’t Help Falling Love 0.28

May 2 1975 (8:30 pm). Atlanta GA. Omni Coliseum
Excerpts:
01. Intro /See See Rider 3.05 02. I got A Woman 3.10 03. Love Me 0.28 04. Love Me Tender 2.00 05. All Shook Up 0.36 06.Burning Love 3.00 07.Steamroller Blues 0.50 08. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 0.40 09. Can’t Help Falling Love 4.19
Update June 16, 2016


AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – HILTON SHOWROOM VOLUME 4 – a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from March 31, 1975 (Dinner Show) at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. The sound on this new CD is probably the best from all volumes of the series so far. To assure yourself take a listen to the sample!

So here we go with a really interesting show in really good sound. From the reports we have on hand (mainly from our personal archives of original “Elvis News Service Weekly” magazines) it shows that Elvis seemed a bit uncomfortable with the audience on this Monday evening. One fan from the US even commented “Elvis came out rarin' to go and was hit right at the beginning by the coldest, deadest audience we have ever seen in Vegas”. Well, since you now have the complete performance on CD just judge yourself! Fans of our series know what to expect, not only from listening but also from reading in the usual high quality booklet that is included with first-hand information from what was going on at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in March of 1975.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet and listen to the show from March 31, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!

Tracklisting:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C .C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. And I Love You So 07. Big Boss Man 08. It's Midnight 09. Burning Love 10. Band Introductions 11. What'd I Say (James Burton) 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 13. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 15. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 16. School Day 17. My Boy 18. I'll Remember You 19. Let Me Be There 20. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) 21. Hound Dog 22. Can't Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp

Update June 4, 2016

THE BEAT IS BACK

Recorded live at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO, April 21st, 1976
Expected soon is our new 2CD set titled ”THE BEAT IS BACK” (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2016-06), recorded live from the audience in Kansas City, MO, April 21st, 1976.

As per the March 1976 tour, the April tour was a short one - Elvis played just 8 shows in 7 days - but only 3 days after tour closing in Spokane, Elvis started his last-ever season in Lake Tahoe. Most of the April concerts were solid and the shows were longer, with very enjoyable set lists.
Note: Shane Kiester was replaced on piano by Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt was back on drums, replacing Larrie Londin.
Among the concert highlights are ”Steamroller Blues“, ”Heartbreak Hotel”, ”My Way”, “Hurt“ and ”Burning Love”. There are other great performances, but one single performance stands out in particular - an unique, dramatic rendition of „How Great Thou Art“! Elvis' vocals on this are unbelievable, and this is a serious candidate for 'best live version ever'.

The April 21st, 1976 show is previously unreleased. The producers were looking for good sounding recording for more than 2 years. Finally they got 3 different tapes. The best sounding one was selected for release and small parts were repaired using secondary sources, to make the recording 100 percent complete.
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak filled with a glowing concert review from the local press and a collection of cool images taken on April 21st, 1976 in Kansas City, MO. With Ronnie Tutt back in band, the beat was back, too!

Tracklist:
CD-1:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start) - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. All Shook Up - 09. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. My Way - 12. Polk Salad Annie.

CD-2:
01. Band Introductions - 02. What'd I Say - 03. Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 04. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 05. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 06. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 07. School Day - 08. And I Love You So - 09. Hurt - 10. Help Me - 11. Burning Love - 12. America (The Beautiful) - 13. How Great Thou Art - 14. Little Darlin' (with false start) - 15. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 16. Hound Dog - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp & Announcements - 19. Elvis In Kansas City announcement.
Running time: 84:33
Update May 18, 2016



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Elvis On Tour - The Standing Room Only Tapes

A new exclusive Magnetic 4 CD set featuring The Standing Room Only Tapes rehearsals recorded in March and April 1972. These rehearsals are presented here in their best sound quality available, and for the very first time reunited in a single box-set with a nice booklet featuring related pictures, paperwork and memorabilia.
Make sure to get your hands on a copy of this LIMITED EDITION !!
Update May 16, 2016

ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS

Continuing celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first appearance on national television, Memphis Recording Service will release a 2CD/100-page set titled ‘ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS’ on June 26th 2016.

The recordings contain the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who have enjoyed our previous mastered works will be pleased to know that our restoration techniques have now been applied these historical television soundtrack recordings. The quality of these recordings are now far superior than ever released before. The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale dialogue with Dewey Phillips. 

The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs.

Tracklist

CD1  

THE DORSEY BROTHERS – STAGE SHOW (CBS)
CBS STUDIO - New York, New York

28th Jan 1956

  1. Stage Show 1 Introduction & Bill Randle Introduces Elvis Presley                                
  2. Shake Rattle & Roll/Flip Flop & Fly
  3. I Got A Woman4

 

4th Feb 1956     

  1. Stage Show 2 Introduction
  2. Baby Let's Play House
  3. Tutti Frutti

 

11th Feb 1956    

  1. Stage Show 3 Introduction                                                                                   
  2. Blue Suede Shoes
  3. Heartbreak Hotel (with Stage Show Orchestra)

 

18th Feb 1956    

  1. Stage Show 4 Introduction                                                                                   
  2. Tutti Frutti                                                                     
  3. I Was The One                                                   

 

17th March 1956  

  1. Stage Show 5 Introduction
  2. Blue Suede Shoes
  3. Heartbreak Hotel

24th March 1956 
           

  1. Stage Show 6 Introduction                                                                                   
  2. Money Honey
  3. Heartbreak Hotel

THE MILTON BERLE SHOW (NBC)
USS HANCOCK -  San Diego, California

3rd April 1956

  1. Introduction of Milton Berle Show 1 & Shake Rattle And Roll (In Part)
  2. Milton Berle Introduces Elvis Presley 1
  3. Heartbreak Hotel
  4. Blue Suede Shoes
  5. Milton Berle & Elvis Presley Comedy Sketch
  6. Blue Suede Shoes (Reprise

 

NBC STUDIO – Hollywood, California

5th June 1956

  1. Introduction of Milton Berle Show 2
  2. Hound Dog
  3. Milton Berle & Elvis Presley & Debra Paget Comedy Sketch
  4. Milton Berle Introduces Elvis Presley 2
  5. I Want You I Need You I Love You
  6. Milton Berle Presents Elvis Billboard Award

 

WINK MARTINDALE – TOP TEN DANCE PARTY (WHBQ TV)
LOCAL TV NETWORK - Memphis, Tennessee

16th June 1956

  1. Wink Martindale Interviews Elvis Presley & Dewey Phillips singing Money Honey

 

CD2

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (NBC)
Hudson Theater, New York, New York

1st July 1956

  1. Introduction/Dialogue with Steve Allen                                           
  2. I Want You I Need You I Love You
  3. Hound Dog
  4. Yippee Yi Yo Yippee Yi Yay - Comedy Routine with Steve Allen, Elvis Presley, Imogene Coca & Andy Griffith

 

HY GARDNER (NBC)
New York, New York

1st July 1956  

  1. Calling Elvis – Interview

 

THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (CBS)
CBS Studio, Los Angeles, California

9th September 1956

  1. Introduction and Charles Laughton Introduces Elvis
  2. Don't Be Cruel
  3. Love Me Tender
  4. Ready Teddy
  5. Hound Dog

Maxine Elliot Theater, New York, New York

28th October 1956

  1.  Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                              
  2.  Don't Be Cruel                                                   
  3.  Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                              
  4.  Love Me Tender                                                 
  5.  Introduction Ed Sullivan                                                              
  6.  Love Me                                                           
  7.  Hound Dog                                                       
  8.  Elvis Talks Farewell                                                                    

 

Maxine Elliot Theater, New York, New York

6th January 1957

  1.  Ed Sullivan Introduction                                                              
  2.  Hound Dog                                                       
  3.  Love Me Tender                                                 
  4.  Heartbreak Hotel                                   
  5.  Don't Be Cruel                                       
  6.  Too Much                                                         
  7.  Elvis Talks                                                                                
  8.  When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again   
  9.  Ed Sullivan Speaks                                                                     
  10.  (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley                          
  11.  Ed Sullivan Farewells Elvis                                                           

 

THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW (ABC)
Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami, Florida
26th March 1960 (Video Taped) / 12th May 1960 (Air Date)

  1. It's Very Nice to Travelling - with Frank & Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop & Sammy Davis Jnr
  2. Fame & Fortune
  3. Stuck On You
  4. Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop talk to Elvis
  5. Medley - Witchcraft/Love Me Tender - with Frank Sinatra
  6. Love Me Tender Reprise - with Frank Sinatra
  7. Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra Farewells Elvis

 

Update May 6, 2016

Hilton Showroom Volume 3

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – HILTON SHOWROOM VOLUME 3 – a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from December 6, 1975 (Dinner Show). With this CD release Elvis Collectors should now be able to own every single show from Elvis´ second to last Las Vegas engagement on “real” factory-pressed CD´s.

Since his Opening Show on December 2 Elvis did only one show each day. But since this 6th of December, 1975  was a Saturday he did two shows, well known as “Dinner” and “Midnight” Shows. In the past Elvis occasionally had a hard time getting “awake” while going on stage for a Dinner Show. But that was not the case in December of 1975. The show you are able to hear on this CD release is just as good as all the others of this engagement. There is no performance in any of those shows that is not at least “decent”. Still there are fans who don´t like the Elvis of the “later years” but maybe they can make an exception with this engagement since it has too many performance highlights in it to call it mediocre or even bad.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet and listen to the show from December 6, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!

Tracklisting:
06.12.1975 Dinner show
01. Opening Vamp / C .C. Rider 02. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) 03. Love Me 04. Fairytale 05. Elvis talks about "TODAY" album / Instrumental fanfare by orchestra 06. And I Love You So 07. Trying To Get To You 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 10. One Night 11. Polk Salad Annie 12. Band Introductions 13. What'd I Say (James Burton) 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 17. School Day (incomplete) 18. Introduction of singer Charlie Pride 19. Blue Christmas 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 21. Burning Love 22. Softly As I Leave You 23. America The Beautiful 24. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
Update May 4, 2016

Opening Night At Lake tahoe

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – OPENING NIGHT AT LAKE TAHOE – a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from April 30, 1976 (the Opening Show was actually a Dinner Show, there were two performances this day).

Welcome to another AudiRec CD release which takes you back to the spring of 1976. At the time this CD is being released it means that it´s actually kind of a “40th Anniversary”. To be honest, we did not plan to do this just because it is exactly 40 years ago that Elvis played his final Lake Tahoe-Season.

As a matter of fact Elvis was working very hard the whole year of 1976. While in January Elvis had a rather quiet time and even showed some effort to just relax and have fun, early February he was kind of “forced” to record new songs for an album release and early March he was back on tour. We all know from “Elvis History”, that the “King” would have done much better for his health if he would not let himself being that busy but for whatever reason tour after tour was being scheduled… and done. No matter what the critics in many newspapers wrote about his performances – at least they had to admit that Elvis´ popularity (at least all over the USA) was so big that ticket-selling for any upcoming concerts didn´t even need any advertising. Billboard´s Headline in early March 76´ told us “No Ads, But Presley SRO On Current 5-Concert Gig” for the short tour in March. “Elvis plans busy spring” was another headline shortly after this and it said “Like Lightning: Who says Elvis isn´t working hard? Before he stars at the Sahara Tahoe April 30 – May 9, Elvis will be on a concert tour”, then adding the dates and finally conclude “Elvis is still the super superstar”.

So when Elvis came to the beautiful area of Lake Tahoe at the end of April, he most likely was not aware that this would be his last season at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel. The shows have mostly been described by fans as “relaxed” with “lots of surprising moments”, but there were also remarks saying that the “King” looked unhealthy and tired. From what we can hear on the so far released CDs it sure was a mixture of all of this and still we believe that this last engagement had many moments fans do not want to miss.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet and listen to the show from April 30, 1976. It´s Lake Tahoe! It´s the Sahara Tahoe Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!

Tracklisting:
Lake Tahoe, 30.04.1976 Opening night
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C .C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) 04. Love Me 05. Let Me Be There (false start only) / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 09. Trying To Get To You 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Band Introductions 12. What'd I Say (James Burton) 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 16. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 17. School Day 18. America The Beautiful 19. Hurt 20. Burning Love 21. How Great Thou Art 22. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) 23. Hound Dog 24. Can't Help Falling In Love (with false start) 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Update may 4, 2016

Still Stirring Passions

Out now on the MxF label is “Still Stirring Passions'' featuring the unreleased Vegas March 21, 1975 Dinner Show.
After the problematic October 1974 tour, almost five months of rest and a February hospital visit, Elvis was back to the Hilton a little bit overweight, but stronger respect the previous year and overall in higher spirit. For this reason his performance is relaxed and superb like many critics noted…, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows as usually, but very intense updating the show with more contemporary repertoire, tossing away mostly of the oldies..There is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, bringing back his best seventy rocker like Burning Love, introducing his latest single Promised land.., He sang with power and sensitivity at the same time, delivering a solid short show, with songs like Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “My Boy” sang terrifically. Unlike previously Elvis didn’t carry any Karate exercises, in this season the sport was never mentioned….but in same time respect the previous two years the rocking spirit was back, in fact Elvis started to perform again his rocking repertoire appearing to be more focused on the music.

The sound is very good for an ambient recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music.

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia. We love this show, the rock attitude is back, the “NEW” songs added reflecting the man in the 1975!! in spite the long band introduction, the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is very good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the Very Good audio quality with the unreleased status ….
Don’t miss it!!!!
We add as bonus for this first release a poster featuring a great live shot from the actual March 1975 Vegas season.

Tracklist:
Vegas March 21, 1975 DS
01. Intro 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman 04. Amen05. Elvis Talks 06. Love Me 07. Burning Love 08. It’s Midnight 09. And I love You So 10. Big Boss Man11. Love Me Tender 12. Hound Dog 13. Band Introductions 14. What’d I Say15. Ronnie Tutt Solo 16. Duke Bardwell Solo 17. Glen Hardin Solo 18. David Briggs Solo 19. Joe Guercio Theme 20 My Boy 21. If You Love Let Me Know 22. I’ll Remember You 23. Let Me Be There 24. An American Trilogy 25. Can’t Help Falling Love (part)
CD time about 50.00 min
Update May 4, 2016


Charlie, Bring Me The Request Box!

Elvis’ Summer Festival 1975, August 18th – 20th, Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Label:  Straight Arrow Special Box SA/SB 2016-01-02

Out shortly will be Straight Arrow's 5-CD box release „CHARLIE, BRING ME THE REQUEST BOX!“ (SA/SB 2016-01-02), featuring the complete Elvis Presley August 1975 Summer Festival. It was shortest ever Elvis Las Vegas season – after just 5 concerts, the rest of the season was cancelled due to health issues.

Compared with the previous June/ July 1975 tours, Elvis was a bit heavier and regardless of the problems that were plaguing him at the time, he was in an amicable mood, and his playfulness and warmth resulted in many delightful moments during these shows. Not only that, but he also continued with the ‘request box’ idea which he’d started in Ashville, NC about a month earlier. Fans were able to write their requests on a piece of paper and put them in a request box (actually a champagne bucket). During the shows Elvis would sometimes grab a couple of pieces of paper and select a song from those. This resulted in various true live rarities being performed, such as “Crying In the Chapel”, “Loving You” and “Young And Beautiful”. Some songs were performed for the last time ever: “Green Green Grass Of Home”, “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” and “Suspicious Minds”. After 2 days it was clear that Elvis was not well enough to fulfill the season. He appeared exhausted and prior to the August 20th, 1975 Midnight show, the decision was made to cancel the rest of the season.

Through the last 25 years, the August 18th-20th, 1975 shows were released on various bootleg CDs of variable quality and completeness. For the last couple of years, the Straight Arrow team has been  looking for the best sounding audience recorded tapes available, to make this new release the ultimate August 1975 ‘Request Shows’ box. In nearly all cases we were able to work from the original cassettes, thus providing us with the best conditions to give you the best release possible. As you can expect from Straight Arrow, each single show was individually restored from scratch -- this was definitely no quick „copy & paste“ job, as by certain other labels! Every second was faithfully enhanced to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself!

Presented with usual Straight Arrow's high standard, every disc is placed in an individual cardboard sleeve and there is a topnotch 16-page booklet too, with many on- and off-stage photos taken in Las Vegas between August 18th and 20th, 1975. To make this release even more definitive, various memorabilia items and historical concert reviews, as published by Rex Martin in „Worldwide Elvis Service News Weekly“ are reprinted as well as various newspaper articles, all related to this season, its cancellation and Elvis’ subsequent hospitalization.

Those five shows sound better than ever and for the first time as complete as possible!  This new release is a labor of love, it is a gem of a release  that you can’t afford to miss! 

Tracklists:

CD1: Monday, August 18th, 1975 Opening Show:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. Blue Suede Shoes (by request) - 06. Suspicious Minds (by request) - 07. My Boy (by request) - 08. Heartbreak Hotel - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Introductions of singers, musicians - 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. The Wonder Of You - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. How Great Thou Art - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

Jumpsuit: Gypsy
Running time: 56:15

CD2: Tuesday, August 19th, 1975 Dinner Show:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Blue Suede Shoes (by request) - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. It's Now Or Never - 07. My Boy (by request) - 08. Love Me - 09. Loving You (by request) - 10. Suspicious Minds (by request, performed last time ever) - 11. Introduction of Vernon Presley / Introductions of singers, musicians - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 14. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 16. School Day #1 - 17. School Day #2 - 18. Introduction of Neil Sedaka - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 20. Why Me Lord - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Let Me Be There - 23. Crying In The Chapel (by request, performed 1st time) - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Jumpsuit: Gypsy
Running time: 62:22

CD3: Tuesday, August 19th, 1975 Midnight Show:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Elvis talks - bathroom story - 04. Blue Suede Shoes - 05. Young And Beautiful - 06. Are You  Lonesome Tonight (by request) - 07. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 08. Softly As I Leave You (by request, with Sherrill Nielsen) - 09. It's Now Or Never (by request) - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians - 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. Introduction of Vernon Presley - 18. Introduction of Righteous Brothers / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (excerpt) - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (with false start) - 20. Why Me Lord - 21. Love Me Tender (by request) - 22. All Shook Up - 23. Love Me - 24. Hound Dog / Are You Sincere (excerpt) / Hound Dog (by request) - 25. My Boy (by request) - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love (with false start) - 27. Closing Vamp.

Jumpsuit: Black & White "Penguin"
Running time: 62:07

CD4: Wednesday, August 20th, 1975 Dinner Show:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Hound Dog (by request) - 05. It's Now Or Never (by request) - 06. And I Love You So (with false start) - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Green Green Grass Of Home (by request, performed last time ever) - 09. Fairytale - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians - 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. Until It's Time For You To Go (by request) - 20. Burning Love - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Jumpsuit: Aztec
Running time: 53:25

CD5: Wednesday, August 20th, 1975 Midnight / Closing Show:

01. Opening Vamp / That's All Right / C. C. Rider / That's All Right - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Fever (by request) - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go (by request) - 06. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 07. Burning Love - 08. Introductions of singers, musicians - 09. Happy Birthday to James Burton - 10. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton, instrumental) - 11. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 12. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 13. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 14. School Day - 15. Introduction of The Carpenters - 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (performed last time ever) - 17. It's Now Or Never (by request) - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. Let Me Be There - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

Jumpsuit: Gypsy
Running time: 46:36


 

ELVIS 25

Elvis One proudly presents
ELVIS 25

The DELUXE EDITION contains all masters from March 20-21 and April 3-5 1960 in original MONO and STEREO sound. As well as outtakes and alternate versions from these legendary studio sessions PLUS Elvis at “The Frank Sinatra – Timex Show” March 26, 1960, including Elvis’ duet with Frank Sinatra “Witchcraft / Love Me Tender” (unedited – with reprise.) Also including is a 16 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

DISC 1 - THE STEREO MASTERS
01 Make Me Know It 02 Soldier Boy 03 Stuck On You 04 Fame And Fortune 05 A Mess Of Blues 06 It Feels So Right 07 Fever 08 Like A Baby 09 It’s Now Or Never 10 The Girl Of My Best Friend 11 Dirty, Dirty Feeling 12 Thrill of Your Love 13 I Gotta Know 14 Such A Night 15 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 16 Girl Next Door Went A’ Walking 17 I Will Be Home Again 18 Reconsider Baby
THE OUTTAKES
19 Soldier Boy (take 11) 20 It’s Now Or Never (undubbed master) 21 Fame And Fortune (take 1) 22 Fame And Fortune (take 3) – including false start 23 Fame And Fortune (take 6) 24 Fame And Fortune (take 7) – including false start 25 Fame And Fortune (take 8) 26 Fame And Fortune (take 9) 27 Fame And Fortune (take 10) - unfaded 28 Fame And Fortune (take 11) 29 Fame And Fortune (take 12) 30 Fame And Fortune (take 14)

DISC 2 - THE MONO MASTERS
01 Make Me Know It 02 Soldier Boy 03 Stuck On You 04 Fame And Fortune 05 A Mess Of Blues 06 It Feels So Right 07 Fever 08 Like A Baby 09 It’s Now Or Never 10 The Girl Of My Best Friend 11 Dirty, Dirty Feeling 12 Thrill of Your Love 13 I Gotta Know 14 Such A Night 15 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 16 Girl Next Door Went A’ Walking 17 I Will Be Home Again 18 Reconsider Baby
THE OUTTAKES
19 Like A Baby (take 5) 20 Make Me Know It (take 2) 21 Make Me Know It (take 8) 22 Make Me Know It (take 14) 23 Make Me Know It (take 16)
BONUS TRACKS
24 Dirty, Dirty Feeling (“Tickle Me” movie version) 25 I Gotta Know (without backing vocals as released by mistake on “Elvis Forever II” 1st press.) 26 Such A Night (without backing vocals as released by mistake on “Elvis Forever II” 1st press.)
ABC’s “The Frank Sinatra - Timex Show” - Live recording, March 26, 1960
27 Introduction 28 It’s Very Nice To Go Trav’ling 29 Frank Sinatra Speaks 30 Fame And Fortune 31 Stuck On You 32 Frank Sinatra Speaks 33 Witchcraft / Love Me Tender (including reprise)

The Elvis Presley Movie Album - Vol. 1 – Original Mono Masters

Elvis One proudly presents

The Elvis Presley Movie Album - Vol. 1 – Original Mono Masters

“The Elvis Presley Movie Album” contains 34 masters from Elvis Presley as original released in mono on his albums, ep’s and singles from 1956 to 1962. Many of the later released versions on cd are different to the versions as original released, like the master of “I Want To Break Free” (as appeared on the “Jailhouse Rock” EP), “Dixieland Rock” (as appeared on the “King Creole” EP), the extended master of “Tonight’s All Right For Love” (released on a German vinyl single), the album master of “Didja’ Ever”, and the original mono masters of “A Whistling Tune”, “Home Is Where The Heart Is”, “I Got Lucky” and “King Of The Whole Wide World” (as appeared on the “Kid Galahad” EP). All these songs as original released, including all Elvis’ movie songs released on singles from 1956 to 1962 now for the first time together on one great new cd!

01. Love Me Tender (single master) 2:45 02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (single master) 1:50 03. Loving You (single master) 2:16 04. Jailhouse Rock (single master) 2:29 05. Treat Me Nice (single master) 2:12 06. I Want To Be Free (ep master) 2:14 07. Lover Doll (ep master) 2:15 08. Dixieland Rock (ep master) 1:36 09. Hard Headed Woman (single master) 1:56 10. G.I. Blues (album master) 2:39 11. Wooden Heart (German single master) 2:03 12. Tonight’s All Right For Love (German single master) 2:11 13. Didja’ Ever (album master) 2:39 14. Flaming Star (ep master) 2:28 15. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (ep master) 2:20 16. Wild In The Country (single master) 1:53 17. Lonely Man (single master) 2:43 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love (single master) 3:03 19. Rock-A-Hula Baby (single master) 1:59 20. Follow That Dream (ep master) 1:37 21. Angel (ep master) 2:39 22. What A Wonderful Life (ep master) 2:27 23. I’m Not The Marrying Kind (ep master) 1:50 24. King Of The Whole Wide World (ep master) 2:09 25. This Is Living (ep master) 1:45 26. Riding The Rainbow (ep master) 1:43 27. Home Is Where The Heart Is (ep master) 1:51 28. I Got Lucky (ep master) 1:55 29. A Whistling Tune (ep master) 2:46 30. Return To Sender (single master) 2:06 31. Where Do You Come From? (single master) 2:07
BONUS TRACKS
32. Didja’ Ever (replaced album master) 2:36 33. Tonight’s All Right For Love (original length master) 1:22 34. Lover Doll (album master) 2:11

Update April 4, 2016


STILL WIELDING  THE OLD MAGIC!

VV records, presents:

STILL WIELDING  THE OLD MAGIC!

A limited edition box set  housed in a deluxe 350 grams gatefold sleeve that includes: 
- a double vinyl edition of the album with the remastered show from Richmond April 10, 1972 
- a cd with an unreleased show from Buffalo April 5, 1972 
- a dvd with the remastered show from Hampton Road April 09, 1972
- as Additional content  a 43x30 art  print.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 150 grams, including the incredible Richmond show with the best audio possible!!
A Soundboard recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.

The cd, including The Tour Opening Show , Buffalo April 5, 1972,  in a completely unreleased Audience recording with a decent audio. This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early arena show. 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 and of Elvis in matter to deliver  the best audio possible for your listen pleasure.

  The DVD here presented  has been professional edited, all the footage has been carefully remastered in the matter to delivery the best video to date!!!! The result is unbelievable forget the cheap dvd that are floating around …. . All the footage includes matching audio from the original concert  in the way to get  a perfect sync between audio and image with speed correction of the original footage.

We added a special art bonus to the package:

All the copies will come individually sealed and Please remember!! This  is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

We think and we hope  you can enjoy this new product, if you love Elvis on tour you CAN’T miss it!!

Please stay tuned for our next release with the second volume dedicated to ELVIS ON TOUR! 

LP set:
Side A
01.2001 Theme 02.C C Rider  03.Proud Mary  04.Never Been To Spain 
05.You Gave Me A Mountain 
Side B
06.Until Its Time For You To Go  07.Polk Salad Annie  08.Love Me  09.All Shook Up 
10.Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel  11.Heartbreak Hotel  12.Hound Dog 
Side C
13.Bridge Over Troubled Water 14.Love Me Tender 15.It’s Over 16. Suspicious Minds  
17.Band Introductions
Side D
18.For The Good Times  19.I Can’t Stop Loving You 20.An American Trilogy 
21.Lawdy Miss Clawdy  22.Funny How Time Slips Away 23.Can’t Help Falling In Love
CD:
01.2001 Theme/CC Rider 02 Proud Mary 03. Never Been To Spain 04. You Gave Me A Mountain 05. Until Time For You To Go 06.Polk Salad Annie 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. All Shook Up 10.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel  11.Hound Dog 12.A Big Hunk Of Love 13.I Can’t Stop Loving You 14. Love Me Tender 15.Suspicious Minds 16.An American Trilogy 17.Band Introduction 18. Johnny B Good 19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 20. Funny Time Slips Away 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love

DVD:

Bonus DVD   Free  Region        PAL 16.9    
APPROX  RUNNING TIME  73.00 min. Included Previously Unreleased Footage.
Chapter 1: Buffalo April 5, 1972  Rehearsal  10,00 min.
Chapter 2: Hampton Roads April 9, 1972      59,00 min.
Chapter 3: Richmond  April 10, 1972              3,00 min.
NOTE : All the footage has been digitally restored in matter to achieve the best result on the image quality. All the  footage includes matching audio from the original concert in the way to get a perfect sync between audio and image.


Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions vol 1,2,3

Elvis One proudly presents

ELVIS PRESLEY – NINETEEEN SIXTY FIVE STUDIO SESSIONS 1

Volume 1 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 40 alternate takes and versions from the movie “Paradise, Hawaiian Style”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company. And for the first time ever presented in the correct speed!

Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

 

01. Drums Of The Islands (AOV, take 2)
02. Datin’ (movie version)***
03. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, takes 2 & 3)
04. A Dog’s Life (take 1)
05. Sand Castles (KO, take 1)
06. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JOV, takes 1 & 2)
07. Stop Where You Are (DOV, takes 2 & 3)
08. Scratch My Back (movie version)****
09. Sand Castles (KO, takes 2 & 3)
10. A Dog’s Life (EOV, take 7)
11. House Of Sand (movie master)
12. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JOV, take 3)
13. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JIV, takes 1 & 2)
14. Sand Castles (KO, takes 4 & 5)
15. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, take 1)
16. This Is My Heaven (FOV, take 6)
17. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JOV, take 6)
18. This Is My Heaven (FOV, take 8)
19. Stop Where You Are (DIV, takes 2, 3, 4 & 5)
20. Sand Castles (KOC, take 1)

Bonus tracks
21. Drums Of The Islands (AOV, take 1)
22. Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?
      (sung by Donna Butterworth)
23. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JO, takes 1 & 2)**
24. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JO, take 3)**
25. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JO, takes 4 & 5)**
26. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (JO, take 6)**

Orchestral music for the movie
27. Datin’ (score)
28. Scratch My Back (score)
29. Movie final (score)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
**track only
***overdub by Donna Butterworth
****overdub by Marianne Hill

Volume 2 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 42 alternate takes and verions from the movies “Harum Scarum”, “Frankie And Johnny” and “Paradise, Hawaiian Style”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.

Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

 

01. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise)
      (takes 2 & 3)
02. Golden Coins (takes 1 & 2)
03. My Desert Serenade (take 10)
04. Wisdom Of The Ages (takes 1 & 2)
05. Shake That Tambourine
      (takes 14, 15 & 17)
06. My Desert Serenade (take 1)
07. Wisdom Of The Ages (take 4)
08. Hey Little Girl (take 4)
09. Kismet (takes 3 & 4)
10. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 8 & 9)
11. Look Out, Broadway (takes 9-11)
12. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 11-16)
13. Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 4)
14. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 18)
15. Sand Castles (KO, take 6)
16. Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (movie version)**
17. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, take 4)
18. Drums Of The Islands (AOV, take 6)
19. Drums Of The Islands (A1V, rehearsal + takes 1-3)
20. Sand Castles (KO, takes 7 & 8)
21. Sand Castles (KO, take 9)
22. This Is My Heaven (FOV, take 5)
23. Drums Of The Islands (AOV, take 3)
24. Sand Castles (KO, take 10)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
**overdub by Donna Butterworth

Volume 3 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 46 alternate takes and verions from the movie “Frankie And Johnny”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.

Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

 

01. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 17)
02. Everybody Come Aboard (takes 4 & 5)
03. Shout It Out (takes 4-6)
04. Chesay (takes 2 & 4)
05. Chesay (take 5)
06. Look Out, Broadway (takes 1 & 2)
07. Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 1)
08. Frankie and Johnny (takes 2 & 5)
09. Everybody Come Aboard (takes 6-8)
10. Everybody Come Aboard (takes 11-13)
11. Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (take 3)
12. Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter
      (insert 1, take 1-3)
13. Everybody Come Aboard (takes 14 & 16)
14. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (takes 4-6)
15. Everybody Come Aboard (take 3)

Bonus tracks
16. Frankie And Johnny (part 1, take 1)
17. Frankie And Johnny (part 1, takes 2 & 3)
18. Frankie And Johnny (section 2, take 1)
19. Frankie And Johnny (section 3, takes 1 & 2)
20. Frankie And Johnny (section 4, takes 1-3)
21. Frankie And Johnny (section 5, takes 1 & 2)
22. Frankie And Johnny (section 6, takes 1 & 2)
23. Frankie And Johnny (section 7, takes 1-3)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
16-23: track only.


AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – HILTON SHOWROOM VOLUME 2 – a brand new CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from December 5, 1975 – only three days after the much acclaimed Opening Show of Elvis´ December Las Vegas 75 Season.

It´s been quite a few months since Elvis´ unexpected break-up season of August 1975 and his fans didn´t know what to expect from his return to the Hilton Showroom, although there were of course high hopes for a triumphant series of concerts. Also there were two things that immediately catches the eyes and the ears of fans and critics once the “King” was back on stage in Las Vegas ‘Hilton Showroom: Elvis was noticeably heavier than ever before in his life and he was singing with a certain quality in his voice which was probably stronger than ever before! It´s easy to say so even though audience recordings are mostly far from perfect when it comes to reveal details in a singer´s voice. Elvis sang great in December of 1975 and once you get to hear songs like “Just Pretend” or “How Great Thou Art”, but also “Trying To Get to You”, with this powerful magic of God´s given talent in Elvis´ Voice you will have to agree.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet (including an extensive fan-review of the show written very shortly after the concert was over) and listen to the show from December 5, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!


Tracklisting:

5.12.1975 - Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel

01. Orchestra Intro
02. Also Sprach Zarathustra
03. C .C. Rider
04. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley)
05. Love Me
06. Fairytale
07. And I Love You So
08. Trying To Get To You
09. All Shook Up
10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. Just Pretend
13. Polk Salad Annie
14. Band Introductions
15. Johnny B Goode (James Burton)
16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
18. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin)
19. School Day #1
20. School Day #2
21. It's Now Or Never
22. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
23. One Night
24. Softly As I Leave You
25. America The Beautiful
26. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley)
27. Elvis talks
28. Can't Help Falling In Love
29. Closing Vamp


Update March 18, 2016

MRS – RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES

 

Memphis Recording Service will release Limited Edition pressings of Elvis’ entire live concert performance recordings from 1954 – 1961 on 3 exclusive double LP vinyl’s, each with a 24-page gatefold, for Record Store Day on April 16th 2016.

The titles are ‘LIVE IN THE 50’s - THE COMPLETE TOUR RECORDINGS’, ‘THE COMPLETE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE ARCHIVES 1954 – 1956’ and ‘SUCH A NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR’ with all of the tracks remastered, they will be the best on vinyl for many years to come.

Memphis Recording Service would like to reiterate that these releases are exclusive for Record Store Day retailers ONLY. If any leftovers the week after April 16th can only then, (under RSD rules) be available by your local Elvis dealer.

Details for each release are as follows:

LIVE IN THE 50’s - THE COMPLETE TOUR RECORDINGS (2LP 24 PAGE GATEFOLD)

This LIMITED EDITION 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live tour recordings of the 1950’s by Elvis Presley. All of the 34 tracks are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and includes a bonus track of recently discovered material.

The bonus 24 page gatefold photo album has many rare and unreleased photographs and every show listing in the 1950’s. 

 

SIDE A

19th March 1955 - Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas

01. GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT
02. BABY LET’SPLAY HOUSE    
03. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
04. I GOT A WOMAN
05. THAT’S ALL RIGHT

6th May 1956 - New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas NV

06. HEARTBREAK HOTEL 
07. LONG TALL SALLY 
08. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
09. MONEY HONEY

SIDE B

16th May 1956 - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock AR

01. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
02. LONG TALL SALLY
03. I WAS THE ONE 
04. MONEY HONEY
05. I GOT A WOMAN
06. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
07. HOUND DOG

BONUS TRACK
26th May 1955 - Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi

08. THAT‘S ALL RIGHT 

SIDE C

26th September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Afternoon Performance)

01. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
02. LONG TALL SALLY
03. I WAS THE ONE
04. I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU
05. I GOT A WOMAN
06. DON’T BE CRUEL 
07. READY TEDDY
08. LOVE ME TENDER 
09. HOUND DOG
08. Love Me Tender
09. Hound Dog

SIDE D

26th September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Evening Performance)

01. LOVE ME TENDER
02. I WAS THE ONE
03. I GOT A WOMAN 
04. DON’T BE CRUEL
05. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
06. BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE
07. HOUND DOG

Vancouver Fragments 31st Aug 1957

08. HEARTBREAK HOTEL/ I WAS THE ONE/ I GOT A WOMAN/ THATS WHEN YOU HEARTACHES BEGIN

THE COMPLETE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE ARCHIVES 1954 – 1956 (2LP 24 PAGE GATEFOLD)

 

This LIMITED EDITION 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live recordings of the Louisiana Hayride by Elvis Presley from 1954 – 1956 on vinyl.

All of the 33 tracks herein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and include recently discovered material, including a live version of ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ and a brand new song ‘Little Mama’, released for the first time ever on vinyl.

The bonus 24-page booklet has many rare and unreleased photographs. It contains extensive linear notes, with informative and historical facts on Elvis’s time with the Louisiana Hayride during 1954 - 1956.

 

SIDE A

16th October 1954 

01.  Hayride Begins Jingle
02.  Introduction/ That's All Right
03.  Blue Moon of Kentucky

15th January 1955

04. Hearts of Stone
05. That’s All Right
06. Tweedle Dee

22nd January 22nd 1955

07. Money Honey
08. Blue Moon of Kentucky
09. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
10. That’s All Right

SIDE B

5th March 1955

01. Tweedle Dee 
02. Money Honey 
03. Hearts of Stone 
04. Shake, Rattle & Roll
05. Little Mama
06. You’re a Heartbreaker 

30th April 1955 – Gladewater, Texas (Remote Louisiana Hayride Broadcast)

07. Tweedle Dee

2nd July­ 1955

08. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone

 

SIDE C

 

20th August 1955

01. Baby Let’s Play House
02. Maybellene
03 That’s All Right

October 1955

04. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget

15th December 1956 – (Part 1)

05. Heartbreak Hotel
06. Long Tall Sally
07. I Was the One
08. Love Me Tender

 

SIDE D

15th December 1956 – (Part 2)

01. Don’t Be Cruel
02. Love Me
03. I Got a Woman
04. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
05. Paralyzed
06. Hound Dog
07. Elvis Has Left the Building

 

SUCH A NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR (2LP 24 PAGE GATEFOLD)

On March 25, 1961 Elvis Presley performed what would become his final live performance for eight years!

The complete recording of that very show is captured here on this limited edition, 180gm, double album set. Also included in the 26 tracks is a vinyl debut of the recently discovered press conference for the show which was not available at the time of the CD version of this release.

As a bonus, the included 24-page booklet is illustrated with many rare large images and extensive, informative linear notes that recall historical facts up to and including Elvis' arrival and performance in Pearl Harbor.

SIDE A

Preview Special: Elvis Salutes the USS Arizona (Radio Broadcast March 18th 1961)
1. Part 1 – Featuring ‘Take My Hand Precious Lord’                                     
2. Part 2 – Featuring ‘I Believe in the Man in the Sky’                        
3. Part 3 – Featuring ‘It is No Secret’                                                       
4. Part 4 – Featuring ‘Milky White Way’                                           
5. Part 5 – Featuring ‘He Knows Just What I Need’                                      
6. Part 6 – Featuring ‘I Believe’                                                               
7. Part 7 – Featuring ‘(There’ll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)’                                                                                                              

SIDE B

Press Conference and Awards Ceremony, Hawaiian Village Hotel (March 25th 1961)

SIDE C

USS Arizona Memorial Show - March 25th 1961 – 8.30pm – Part 1
Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

  1. Intro                                                                                         
  2. Heartbreak Hotel                                                                         
  3. All Shook Up                                                                             
  4. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I                                        
  5. I Got A Woman                                                                           
  6. Love Me                                                                                    
  7. Introductions                                                                              
  8. Such A Night                                                                              
  9. Reconsider Baby                                                                         

SIDE D

USS Arizona Memorial Show - March 25th 1961 – 8.30pm – Part 2
Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

  1. 1.I Need Your Love Tonight                                                 
  2. That’s All Right                                                                           
  3. Don’t Be Cruel                                                                            
  4. One Night                                                                                  
  5. Are You Lonesome Tonight                                                            
  6. It’s Now or Never                                                                       
  7. Swing Down Sweet Chariot                                                           
Hound Dog                                                             

Update March 11, 2016


(Click on the photo to see it enlarged)

Elvis Presley in MONO

Elvis Presley in MONO MONO is how most listeners first heard Elvis in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was the predominant audio format. Until 1968, each Elvis album was given a unique MONO and STEREO mix, but Elvis always regarded the MONO mix as primary. This was also true for singles. Up until affordable home STEREO systems in the late 1960s, the record industry always regarded STEREO as secondary, going back to its debut in the late 1950s. MONO singles, EPs and LPs were the standard for retail and radio. Simply put, MONO had all of the sound mixed in a single channel and was meant to be listened to on a turntable with a built-in speaker, a car radio, or a stand-alone AM radio receiver. The goal was to create MONO master takes with as much clarity and power as possible.

When EMI released MONO masters of the Beatles in 2009, they received rave reviews. Left out in the cold were Elvis’ loyal fans. Somehow, SONY didn’t see a reason why they might want the pleasure of listening to his original MONO mixes. So when we first heard about the existence of the original MONO master tapes of Elvis’ hit singles, it was an easy decision to make these available to the fans in a five-disc collection. Elvis' acclaimed MONO tracks have been newly-mastered for CD, using the best digital technology. Hours were dedicated to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing these master tapes with mint, MONO first pressings. The result is a perfect reproduction of Elvis' original MONO vinyl sound!

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE MONO MASTERS 1960 – 1975**

- All the single sides, including 24 completely UNRELEASED, in their original MONO mix
- LP-size, 480-page hardcover book, containing rare pictures, plus original US and rare foreign single sleeves
- Stunning bonus picture with a 2016 calendar on the back
- Limited edition of 750 numbered copies

We trust you’ll enjoy this set for many years to come!

Track listing:
Stuck On You - Fame And Fortune - It's Now Or Never - A Mess Of Blues - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - I Gotta Know – Surrender - Lonely Man - I Feel So Bad - Wild In The Country - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Little Sister - Can't Help Falling In Love - Rock-A-Hula-Baby - Good Luck Charm - Anything That's Part Of You - She's Not You - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - Return To Sender - Where Do You Come From? - One Broken Heart For Sale - They Remind Me Too Much Of You - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Please Don't Drag That String Around - Bossa Nova Baby - Witchcraft - Kissin' Cousins - It Hurts Me - Kiss Me Quick – Suspicion - What’d I Say - Viva Las Vegas - Such A Night - Never Ending - Ask Me - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Do The Clam - You'll Be Gone - Crying In The Chapel - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Such An Easy Question - It Feels So Right - I'm Yours - Long Lonely Highway - Puppet On A String - Wooden Heart - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Blue Christmas - Tell Me Why - Blue River - Frankie And Johnny - Please Don't Stop Loving Me - Love Letters - Come What May – Spinout - All That I Am - If Everyday Was Like Christmas - How Would You Like To Be - Indescribably Blue - Fools Fall In Love - Long Legged Girl - That's Someone You Never Forget - There's Always Me – Judy - Big Boss Man - You Don't Know Me - Guitar Man - Hi-Heel Sneakers - U.S. Male - Stay Away - You'll Never Walk Alone - We Call On Him - Let Yourself Go - Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby - A Little Less Conversation - Almost In Love - If I Can Dream - Edge Of Reality – Memories - In The Ghetto - Any Day Now - Clean Up Your Own Backyard - The Fair's Moving On - Suspicious Minds -You'll Think Of Me - Don't Cry Daddy - Rubberneckin' - Kentucky Rain - My Little Friend - Mama Liked The Roses - The Wonder Of You - I've Lost You - The Next Step Is Love - Patch It Up - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - I Really Don't Want To Know - There Goes My Everything - Rags To Riches - Where Did They Go Lord – Life Only Believe - I'm Leavin' - Heart Of Rome - It's Only Love - The Sound Of Your Cry - Merry Christmas Baby * - O Come All Ye Faithful * - Until It's Time For You To Go * - We Can Make The Morning * - Bosom Of Abraham * - He Touched Me * - An American Trilogy * - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face * - Burning Love * - It's A Matter Of Time * - Separate Ways * - Always On My Mind * - Fool * - Steamroller Blues * - Raised On Rock * - For Ol' Times Sake * - If You Talk In Your Sleep * - Help Me * - Promised Land * - It's Midnight * - My Boy * - T-R-O-U-B-L-E * - Bringing It Back * - Pieces Of My Life *

* Unreleased original MONO mixes, taken from mint acetates
**The size of this set will be some 30x30x7 cm and it weighs 4,5 kilos.
Please stay tuned for our next release with new and unreleased movie outtakes!
Update February 27, 2016

Live In Las Vegas

Coming soon from the new label "Universum Productions" in the Elvis world is the almost complete Dinner Show from August 7,1969. This performance was recorded from the audience at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has a familiar sound like other already released audience recorded tapes of that period. We would classify it "average"....ask for a sample and we´re sure you weren´t disappointed. The show itself of course is really great.

Tracklist:

1. Intro - Blue Suede Shoes (2:28) 2. Foolin‘ Around (1:07) 3. I Got A Woman (2:19) 4. All Shook Up (1:49) 5. Elvis Welcomes The Audience (1:22) 6. Love Me Tender (2:56) 7. Jailhouse Rock - Don‘t Be Cruel (2:06) 8. Heartbreak Hotel (2:17) 9. Hound Dog (slightly incomplete) (2:08) 10. Havin‘ Fun On Stage (0:50) 11. Memories (2:55) 12. Talking With The Audience (1:32) 13. Mystery Train - Tiger Man (4:42) 14. Life Story (incomplete) (5:47) 15. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:31) 16. Runaway (2:18) 17. Are You Lonesome Tonight (3:01) 18. Yesterday - Hey Jude (4:13) 19. Band Introductions (3:14) 20. In The Ghetto (2:41) 21. Suspicious Minds (6:49) 22. What‘d I Say (4:08) 23. Can‘t Help Falling In Love (2:02)
Update February 19, 2016


Elvis Reaches Austin City Limits

Expected soon is our new CD titled ”ELVIS REACHES AUSTIN CITY LIMITS” (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2016-05), recorded live from the audience in Austin, TX, March 28th, 1977. The 2nd tour of 1977 was cut short due to illness, but some of the concerts were surprisingly good, especially the Abilene show on March 27th. In Austin, Elvis performs another solid and entertaining show. Note: David Briggs was replaced by Bobby Ogdin on electric piano and clavinet. Among the concert highlights are ”You Gave Me A Mountain“, ”Little Sister”, ”Help Me”, “Fever“ and ”Hurt”. Special moment: it was the very last time that Elvis performed “Steamroller Blues” – a really cool performance! The March 28th, 1977 Austin, TX show was previously released 14 years ago by the “Crown” label (a poor sounding CD called “Elvis Slips Into Austin”). Fortunately, the E.P. Collector producers were able to locate the very good sounding original audience recorded master cassette, taped with a recorder equipped with two microphones. The result is a rich and ambient sound - ask for samples! The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak filled with a positive concert review from the local press and a collection of cool images taken on March 28, 1977 in Austin, TX.

Tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: 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. medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. medley: Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 11. That's All Right (with false start and break) - 12. Steamroller Blues (performed for last time) - 13. Help Me - 14. Fever - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Running time: 62:13
Update February 15, 2016


Elvis Live At Del Webb‘s

"The new Touchdown release will be a good sounding audience recording from the midnight show on May 25, 1974 in Lake Tahoe. Also the recording isn’t fully complete, we thought as it is such a fine concert that it deserves a release. For your information we like to add, that the introductions of the musicians, the singers and the orchestra are missing. Also omitted from the recording is “Funny How Time Slips Away”. A different source includes the song, but the soundquality was really bad. So for a better listening experience we decided to not include it. “Big Boss Man” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” are from the same source as the main part of the show, but both are probably from a lower-generation tape. They were first used for the old bootleg "Big Boss Man In Lake Tahoe" to complete the recording of the Dinner Show on May 24, 1974. Nonetheless the soundquality is nearly the same. Added to the midnight show from May 25, 1974 are three bonus songs from the dinner show on May 24, 1974: “Help Me”, “An American Trilogy” and “I’ll Remember You” (first released on the CD “Big Boss Man At Lake Tahoe”).

Tracklisting

[01] See See Rider [2:53] - [02] I Got A Woman/Amen [5:36] - [03] Elvis Welcomes The Audience [0:32] - [04] Love Me [1:33] - [05] Trying To Get To You [2:34] - [06] All Shook Up [1:07] - [07] Love Me Tender [1:47] - [08] Havin‘ Fun On Stage [0:29] - [09] Surrender (one line)/ You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me [2:02] - [10] Johnny B Goode [1:53] - [11] Hound Dog [1:22] - [12] Fever [3:12] - [13] Polk Salad Annie [4:04] - [14] Why Me Lord [2:53] - [15] You Gave Me A Mountain [3:25] - [16] Suspicious Minds [3:43] - [17] I Can’t Stop Loving You [2:21] - [18] I’m Leavin’ [3:31] - [19] Bridge Over Troubled Water [4:30] - [20] Let Me Be There [2:52] - [21] The Wonder Of You [2:04] - [22] Big Boss Man [2:33] - [23] Can’t Help Falling In Love [2:06] - [24] Help Me [2:39] - [25] An American Trilogy [3:54] - [26] I’ll Remember You [2:25]
Tracks 1-23 recorded on May 25, 1974 (MS)
Tracks 24-26 recorded on May 24, 1974 (DS)"
Update February 15, 2016


Elvis in Houston

A new Elvis 4-CD Longbox "Elvis in Houston will be out soon in a numbered of 400 copies limited edition.
The set contains 4 soundboards from Houston 1974 – 1975 + 1976.

Tracklisting:

CD 1) HOUSTON ASTRODOME, HOUSTON, TX, USA, 01-03-1974 AFTERNOON SHOW
CD 2) HOFHEINZ PAVILLION, HOUSTON, TX, USA, 04-06-1975 8:30 PM SHOW
CD 3) HOFHEINZ PAVILLION, HOUSTON, TX, USA, 05-06-1975 8:30 PM SHOW
CD 4) THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX, USA, 28-08-1976 AFTERNOON SHOW

Update February 3, 2016


A KILLER NITE!

Coming out soon is new Straight Arrow CD titled "A KILLER NITE", featuring the previously unreleased Las Vegas, August 26th, 1972 Dinner show. This recording is taken directly from a recently found original mastertape, as recorded by British super fan Rex Martin. This new source has never been in circulation. Of all the engagements that Elvis performed between 1969 and '76, there is no doubt that his Summer '72 season was one of his finest. Not only that, but he was also operating on a consistently strong level, which is something that you can't even say about the Summer '70 one, which had its fair share of poor shows near the end of the engagement. He was in total command of his art, he looked fantastic and he sang like a bird. Each concert from this engagement is recommended listening for the true Elvis scholar. As usual, our new release is presented in Straight Arrow's standard deluxe digipack, designed with a collection of photos of Elvis, taken during Elvis’ 1972 Las Vegas Summer Festival.

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. Love Me Tender - 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Fever - 12. Love Me - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. Heartbreak Hotel - 15. All Shook Up - 16. Little Sister / Get Back - 17. Hound Dog - 18. I’ll Remember You - 19. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & Stamps) - 20. Suspicious Minds - 21. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 22. My Way - 23. A Big Hunk O' Love - 24. You Gave Me A Mountain - 25. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp.
Update January 28, 2016


February 1974 Closing Show

Out now from the MxF label is “February 1974 Closing Show'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 09, 1974 Closing Show.

After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he still performs a great version of the classic rocker “Johnny B. Good” without forget two classic early 70’ songs like Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.

The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music.

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, the “NEW” songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is very good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD audio quality with the unreleased status ….

Don’t miss it!!!!
We add as bonus for this first release a poster featuring a great live shot from Montgomery, March 06.

Tracklist:
Vegas February 09, 1974 CS
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Johnny B. Good 09. Hound Dog 10. Fever 11. Polk Salad Annie 12. Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. Introduction of Celebrities 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. Help Me 20. An American Trilogy 21. Let Me Be There 22. Can’t Help Me Falling Love
CD time about 58.00 min
Update January 28, 2016


Elvis – Hilton Showroom Volume 1

AudiRec proudly presents: Elvis – Hilton Showroom Volume 1 – a brand new CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from December 8, 1975 – right in the middle of Elvis´ December Las Vegas 75 Season.

AudiRec has by now quite an experience in focusing on the year of 1975. The reason for this is simple – we believe that when Elvis was on stage in 1975 he was almost always focused on the music, and it showed. So when Elvis returned to Las Vegas for the second to last time in December of 1975 he delivered mainly great shows. The one you hear on this release he seemed to be in excellent mood and enjoying himself on stage – actually just like at all the other shows from December 2 to December 15. The people in the Hilton Showroom on that very night loved his performance and from what we can hear on this cd plus several other audience- and soundboard-recordings, the Las Vegas Winter season of ´75 was a really good one.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet (including an extensive fan-review of the show written very shortly after the concert was over) and listen to the show from December 8, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!

Tracklisting:
8.12.1975 - Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen [medley] 04. Love Me 05. Fairytale 06. And I Love You So 07. Trying To Get To You 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel [medley] 10. Until It's Time For You To Go 11. You Gave Me A Mountain 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Johnny B. Goode [James Burton] 15. Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 16. Bass Solo [Jerry Scheff] 17. Piano Solo [Glen D. Hardin] 18. School Day #1 19. School Day #2 20. Just Pretend 21. It's Now Or Never 22. One Night 23. How Great Thou Art [with reprise] 24. Softly As I Leave You 25. America The Beautiful 26. Mystery Train / Tiger Man [medley] 27. Elvis talks 28. Fever [with reprise] 29. Can't Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp
Update January 25, 2016


Last Stint At The International

Our previous release 'Solid As Rock' received a great deal of acclaim from the fans, who praised the quality of Elvis' performance as well as the good audio. Some even stated that we had 'undersold' this release, and that the sound-quality of the recording is better than what was stated in our publicity. We at Straight Arrow believe that self-praise is no praise at all; we prefer to let our product speak for itself, which is also why we have built up a loyal following over the years. We simply deliver the goods, no hype necessary. The Straight Arrow team is always looking for rare, unknown or seemingly lost recordings. Once again, the labels researchers were successful - BOTH Aug. 29, 1971 shows are completely new, even for die-hard Elvis fans. They have never been in circulation - in any form! Unfortunately, the Aug. 29, 1971 M/S was not recorded in its entirety. The cassette recorder was stopped - perhaps accidentally - during „Love Me Tender“ and the last couple of songs are missing.

It is with pleasure that we can now offer you more recordings from 1971. This fine Las Vegas season is still poorly documented, so we know that many fans will be delighted with this release. Elvis delivers the goods with two no-nonsense shows, from an engagement that marks the end of an era. From '69 until this point, Elvis had created so much magic with his shows at the International. Not long after this engagement, the International was sold to the Hilton group. The hotel was renamed, and, oddly enough, some of the magic that was synonymous with Elvis at the International disappeared. From this point onwards, his performances in Vegas became very much a case of 'hit and miss'. Let's go back and touch the past, put the CD in the player and let's enjoy one more dose of the original magic of Elvis at the International.

This release is presented in a de-luxe digipack, filled with rare images taken at the Las Vegas International hotel in August, 1971.

Tracklist:

Sunday, August 29, 1971 Dinner Show

01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. That’s All Right - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 09. Johnny B. Goode - 10. It’s Impossible - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 15. Love Me Tender - 16. Hound Dog - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. I’m Leavin’ - 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Sunday, August 29, 1971 Midnight Show

23. Orchestra Intro - 24. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 25. That’s All Right - 26. I Got A Woman / Amen - 27. Proud Mary - 28. Sweet Caroline - 29. Polk Salad Annie - 30. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 31. Johnny B. Goode - 32. It’s Impossible - 33. Love Me - 34. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - 35. Heartbreak Hotel - 36. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 37. Love Me Tender.
Update January 14, 2016


February 1974 Closing Show

The MxF label will release soon a new product called “February 1974 Closing Show'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 09, 1974 Closing Show.

After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he still performs a great version of the classic rocker “Johnny B. Good” without forget two classic early 70’ songs like Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.

The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music.

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, the “NEW” songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is very good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD audio quality with the unreleased status ….

Don’t miss it!!!!
We add as bonus for this first release a poster featuring a great live shot from Montgomery, March 06.

Tracklist:
Vegas February 09, 1974 CS
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Johnny B. Good 09. Hound Dog 10. Fever 11. Polk Salad Annie 12. Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. Introduction of Celebrities 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. Help Me 20. An American Trilogy 21. Let Me Be There 22. Can’t Help Me Falling Love
CD time about 58.00 min
Update January 9, 2016


‘Elvis Live In The 50's - The Complete Concert recordings

Memphis Recording Service will have its first release in 4 years titled ‘ELVIS LIVE IN THE 50’s - THE COMPLETE CONCERT RECORDINGS on February 19th 2016.
This box set is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley documenting his shows from the 1950’s. The 3 CD’s represent for the first time ever, the release of the complete collection of archival live concert recordings (including rare interviews and the recently discovered new material) by Elvis Presley in the 1950’s.

All of the 82 tracks included have been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who enjoyed previous mastered works of the MRS team such as ‘Such a Night in Pearl Harbor’, ‘The Complete Hayride Archives’ and Boxcar’s remastered works of the Orlando February 1977 concert, are in for a treat. Our restoration techniques have now been applied to the Tupelo shows as well as the Eagles Hall, Frontier and Robinson Auditorium shows. Combined with further works on the Hayride and others shows, the quality of these recordings is now far superior to ever before.

The 172 page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first to the very last shows performed in the 1950’s. It contains linear notes that includes every show listing (now updated) and is accompanied by hundreds of photographs many of which are rare and unpublished.

TRACKLIST

CD1
16th October 1954 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
01. Hayride Begins Jingle 02. Introduction/ That's All Right 03. Blue Moon of Kentucky
15th January 1955- Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
04. Hearts of Stone 05. That’s All Right 06. Tweedle Dee
22nd January 22nd 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
07. Money Honey 08. Blue Moon of Kentucky 09. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 10. That’s All Right
11. Radio Spot Commercial for Performance February 23rd 1955 in Pine Bluff Arkansas
5th March 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
12. Tweedle Dee 13. Money Honey 14. Hearts of Stone 15. Shake, Rattle & Roll 16. Little Mama 17. You’re a Heartbreaker
19th March 1955 – Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas
18. Good Rockin’ Tonight 19. Baby Let’s Play House 20. Blue Moon of Kentucky 21. I Got a Woman 22. That’s All Right
30th April 1955 – Gladewater, Texas (Remote Louisiana Hayride Broadcast)
23. Tweedle Dee
26th May 1955 – Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi
24. That's All Right
16th July¬ 1955- Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
25. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone 26. Mae Axton Interviews Elvis, July 29th 1955, Jacksonville, Florida 27. Radio Spot Commercial August 10th 1955 for Performance in Gladewater Texas
20th August 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
28. Baby Let’s Play House 29. Maybellene 30. That’s All Right
31. Bob Neal Interviews Elvis, Scotty & Bill
October 1955 - Louisiana Hayride - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
32. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget 33: Hayride End Jingle

CD2
6th May 1956 - New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas NV
01. Heartbreak Hotel 02. Long Tall Sally 03. Blue Suede Shoes 04. Money Honey
16 May 1956 - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock AR
05. Interview at Little Rock Arkansas 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Long Tall Sally 08. I Was the One 09. Money Honey 10. I Got A Woman 11. Blue Suede Shoes 12. Hound Dog
13. 3rd June 1956 - Radio Spot for Elvis Concert in Oakland, CA
26 September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Afternoon Performance)
14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. Long Tall Sally 16. Presentation Key to the City 17. I Was the One 18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 19. I Got a Woman 20. Don’t Be Cruel 21. Ready Teddy 22. Love Me Tender 23. Hound Dog 24. WTUP Interviews Elvis Presley

CD3
26 September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo MS (Evening Performance)
01. WTUP Interviews Elvis’ Parents, Vernon & Gladys 02. Love Me Tender 03. I Was The One 04. I Got a Woman 05. Don’t Be Cruel 06. Blue Suede Shoes 07. Baby Let’s Play House 08. Hound Dog 09. Announcement
15th December 1956 - Louisiana Hayride Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport LA 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Long Tall Sally 12. I Was the One 13. Love Me Tender 14. Don’t Be Cruel 15. Love Me 16. I Got A Woman 17. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 18. Paralyzed 19. Hound Dog 20. Elvis Has Left the Building
April and August 1957 - CANADIAN FRAGMENTS 1957
21. Heartbreak Hotel -Toronto Radio Broadcast Fragment Apr 2nd 1957 22. Hound Dog - Ottawa Fragment Apr 3rd 1957 23. MEDLEY - Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One/I Got a Woman/That’s When You Heartaches Begin - Vancouver Fragments Aug 31st 1957

INTERVIEWS 1957
24. Interview at Portland Oregon (02 September 1957) 25. WELO Interviews Elvis - Tupelo, Mississippi (27th September 1957)
Update December 18, 2015


That's The WAY IT IS "THE REHEARSALS"

This deluxe 8 cd set features the That's The Way It Is rehearsals. The rehearsals that lead to the legendary shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas during the summer of 1970 and resulted in the documentary film well known by any Elvis fan. Both the studio & stage rehearsals are powerful and full of fun. He looked great, He sounded great and he was committed to make the upcoming shows a mind blowing success. The rehearsals are presented in the best possible audio quality, and remastered where necessary. With as a highlight the August 10 stage rehearsal remastered "from scratch" and unedited as they were available on the original tapes. This is a very limited release only...... Get it while you can and get back to the summer of 1970.
July 14, 1970 (MGM Studios , Culver City, Los Angeles, California)
July 15, 1970 (part 1) (MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California)
July 15, 1970 (part 2) (MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California)
July 24, 1970 (part 1) (RCA Studios Hollywood, California)
July 24, 1970 (part 2) (RCA Studios Hollywood, California)
July 29, 1970 (MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California)
August 4, 1970 (International Hotel, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada)
August 7, 1970 (International Hotel, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada)
August 10 (International Hotel, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Update December 10, 2015

Hits Of The 70's Volume 2

A great follow up of the 1970’s volume 1 album ! Housed in 6 panel digipack, this is a cool 70’s hit compilation album, that also includes rare and hard to find outtakes.

SINGLES:
STEAMROLLER BLUES I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP PROMISED LAND MY BOY IT’S MIDNIGHT T.R.O.U.B.L.E HURT FOR THE HEART MOODY BLUE SHE THINKS I STILL CARE WAY DOWN PLEDGING MY LOVE MY WAY UNCHAINED MELODY ARE YOU SINCERE

BONUS:
PROMISED LAND ( undubbed master ) ARE YOU SINCERE ( take 2 ) IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP ( unedited undubbed master ) IT’S MIDNIGHT ( undubbed master ) I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY ( rough mix of master ) T.R.O.U.B.L.E ( original ssession mix ) FOR THE HEART ( undubbed master ) WAY DOWN ( rough mix of master ) MOODY BLUE ( take 5 ) UNCHAINED MELODY ( undubbed live master )
Update December 10, 2015


Right Direction In Johnson City

For our last CD "Atlanta Loves Elvis" we selected one of the best Shows from his last Tour in 1976 and for our new CD we will stay in the same Year. This time we decided to take a show from Johnson City from his first Tour in 1976. With "Right Direction In Johnson City" we present you his show from the 19th of March 1976. Again it`s an Audience Recording and the quality is really good for this kind of recordings. With no doubt this show is the best from his first Tour that year and for sure also one of the best of the whole year. The performance of Elvis is on the same level as the one from his last tour and the Set list is excellent. The CD has a duration of 79 Minutes and four seconds and as always includes a 16 Pages Booklet.

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:40) [02] See See Rider (3:34) [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (8:52) [04] Talk With The Audience (1:02) [05] Love Me (2:57) [06] You Gave Me A Mountain (3:36) [07] If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (3:20) [08] Steamroller Blues (2:56) [09] All Shook Up (1:23) [10] Teddy Bear/Don‘t Be Cruel (2:04) [11] Talk With The Audience (0:42) [12] Heartbreak Hotel (1:47) [13] Love Me Tender (2:57) [14] Polk Salad Annie (with false start) (5:08) [15] Band Introductions (2:24) [16] James Burton Guitar Solo (0:39) [17] Larry Londin Drum Solo (1:14) [18] Jerry Scheff Bass Solo (incomplete) (1:45) [19] Shane Keister Piano Solo (1:14) [20] David Briggs Electric Clavinet Solo (1:22) [21] Joe Guercio Orchestra (1:06) [22] And I Love You So (3:39) [23] Until It‘s Time For You To Go (2:46) [24] Hurt (2:28) [25] Hound Dog (1:31) [26] How Great Thou Art (3:18) [27] That‘s Alright, Mama (3:01) [28] Talk With The Audience (0:31) [29] Funny How Time Slips Away (4:41) [30] Burning Love (3:08) [31] Can‘t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp (3:05)
Total Playing Time: 79.04 min.
Update December 5, 2015


827 Thomas Crown Affair

Coming out soon is new Victrola label CD, called „827 THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR“. The American Sound sessions of ’69 are an iconic marker in Elvis Presley’s career. The Singer Special of ’68 had returned the King to the throne he had vacated for Hollywood for the past decade. He returned to Memphis, where it all began. He was home, he was recharged and in fine form vocally, mentally and physically. Chips Moman presented the songs to Elvis and produced the rhythm sessions with the Memphis Boys; Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Mike Leech and Gene Chrisman. A fine stable of musicians who contributed a style which was heavily R&B influenced. This and the fact that Chips had a knack for producing hits is what drew Elvis to American Sound in the first place. Reports from direct sources state that Chips was very much in charge of production. He was the producer, no matter who got credit. Felton Jarvis and Al Pachucki, since they engineered the mixes, also received credit. The tracks on this disc present a warmer, richer sound and mix, than found on previously released albums! Every song presented here is in its original undubbed form, apart from „Gentle On My Mind“ and „I’m Moving On.“ As the American sessions were so important in Elvis’ career, they produced a stream of hits, this CD needs to have a space in your collection. We hope you enjoy this CD as much as we have enjoyed compiling it for you!

Tracklist:
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
Bonus:
13. I'm Movin' On - take 2 14. Long Black Limousine - splice of takes 2 & 5
Update December 2, 2015


Elvis - Rejuvenated and Rockin’

Gravel Road Music releases
After the highly acclaimed “Good to be back” -CD of 2011 finally a worthy VOLUME 2 of the December shows in Amazing sound quality !
Elvis - Rejuvenated and Rockin’

01. CC Rider 02. I Got A Woman - Amen 03. Love Me 04. Tryin To Get To You 05. And I Love You So 06. All Shook Up 07. (let me Be Your)Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel 08. Hound Dog 09. Until It’s Time For You To Go 10. You Gave Me A Mountain 11. Polk Salad Annie 12.Band Introductions 13. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) 14. Chickin’ Pickin’(James Burton) 15. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) 16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 17. Happy Birthday, Charlie 18. School Day #1 19. School Day #2 (featuring Tony on Guitar) 20. Just Pretend 21. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 22. Burning Love 23. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherril Nielsen) 24.America,The Beautiful 25. Little Sister 26. Heartbreak Hotel 27. Introductions (of Lisa Marie and Vernon Presley) 28. O Sole Mio (Sung by Elvis) - Its Now Or Never 29. Can't Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp.

80 minutes + Plus 28 Pages booklet stuffed with info and photo’s of the show!

If you know Gravelroad Releases and are lucky to have the “GOOD TO BE BACK” album by GRM , you know what you can expect the best !

These days, most people think of Elvis' final years as a steady decline until it all ended on August 16, 1977. Overall, that may well be true, but if you look at those years up-close, you will see that things are not as simple and as black & white as that. That viewpoint leaves out the nuances that make the overall picture so much more interesting. See, there were moments of promise, periods where Elvis got his act back together and where it seemed like he was back again and where the future seemed his. As we know now, he would always fall back into his old ways at some point, essentially because the real issues that he was dealing with at the time were never treated, only the symptoms. Those moments of promise must have made it even more frustrating for those around him to see him relapse time and again, thus affirming that the final path of self-destruction was inevitable.

One such period was December 1975. He'd been plagued by personal problems and health issues since July of that year. There were various troubling personal incidents during the July tour which alarmed insiders. Elvis seemed out of control. In August, he had to break off a Las Vegas engagements due to breathing issues and fatigue. The few concerts that he did manage to perform made it perfectly clear that something was seriously wrong. He seemed tired and pained. For the first time, those around him were seriously concerned about his well-being. Rumors began to appear in the press that he was suffering from a life-threatening illness.

Between August and November, Elvis rested and enjoyed himself, seeing movies with friends, riding around Memphis on his bike, dated various women (and yes, Linda Thompson was still his 'official' girlfriend)... At it paid off, to some extent. Unusually, he returned to Las Vegas for a two-week engagement. Traditionally, December is a quiet time in Vegas, but Elvis had no problems filling the showroom night after night. He still looked a bit bloated, but his performances were consistently strong, and far better than they had been in quite a while. He was in good voice, too, and he used it to great effect on the big dramatic songs that he loved performing. Elvis even added several rather interesting songs to his setlist, including the gorgeous 'Just Pretend' from 1970. His rapport with the audience was good, heartwarming even at times. And there were no incidents. Fans that saw Elvis at these shows were relieved. Whatever demons were troubling him earlier this year appeared to be gone now. And even though he was still a bit overweight, it was clear that he was doing better than last August. Perhaps from now on, things would be different. Maybe Elvis had now gotten the message, and no doubt he would make getting his health back together his # 1 priority. Who knows, maybe he would even change the format of his shows a bit... Things had gotten a bit stale and same in the past 2 or 3 years. There had been nights where he seemed barely awake on stage. And maybe he would finally record that rhythm & blues album that he'd been talking about in recent years. Yes, 1976 held a lot of promise for our man.

Well, today we all know what happened in '76. To say that things turned bad again somehow feels like an understatement. It was the year where things got really ugly. Even now, after almost 40 years, it's still painful to see photos and hear recordings from that year. The 'unmaking of Elvis Presley', as Peter Guralnick put it, was now painfully clear to even the casual observer. At this point, he was probably beyond saving... An early grave seemed inevitable. His bodyguards even began to make secret plans about what they would do if Elvis would die on the road. Yup.... Presley's unmaking was ugly.

But, listening to the December '75 engagement, we can still dream about how things might have been. The December 14, 1975 show being a good case-in-point. This isn't even the best show from the audience, and indeed Elvis himself makes a reference to feeling a bit tired from last night's shows - which indeed were excellent. However, he exudes great personal warmth, and his interaction with the audience is just lovely ("... One of us has got to get bigger lips!"). The show is a nice record of the great affection that Elvis felt towards his fans. It was not a typical showbizz thing... Elvis truly loved his fans and his kindness towards them on this recording is heartwarming. Just as importantly, he is in good voice, and he sings especially well on songs like 'And I Love You So', 'Trying To Get To You', a rare-for-the-period 'Until It's Time For You To Go', 'You Gave Me A Mountain', 'Just Pretend', 'Burning Love', 'How Great Thou Art', 'America The Beautiful', 'It's Now Or Never'.... That's a lot of strong performances in one show!

The first release of this show was somewhat problematic due to faulty mastering, but you can now enjoy this splendid show in far better audio: the sound was improved noticeably, and we were also able to repair various defects in the sound, thus resulting in a more pleasing listening experience.

"... but, until then, we'll just pretend...."
Update December 1, 2015


Out Now: Trying To Get To..Memphis , Special Deluxe 10 Years Anniversary Edition

SR Special Product November 2015

Out now from SR label his first special combo LP & CD, featuring a special deluxe edition of the first label release TRYING TO GET TO..MEMPHIS. In 2005 this show has been the first release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint THIS SUPER SHOW in double vinyl set with a new remastered audio!! SR label is proud to delivery an incredible update of his first release, one of the best show from the August 1971 season. This will be perfect Gift for the next Christmas.

August 11, 1971 DS is the fifth show of the second annual Elvis Summer Festival. From The August 1971 season there is no any soundboard recording available...the dinner show of August 11 is the closest thing, ...second our personal view..even better, because together a superb audio quality, we have the best and varied Elvis’ performance of the season. This season shows very well that Elvis has widen his musical range in many ways, giving view of a larger spectrum to his musical performance. Talking about show, what we can say! surely Elvis delivery an Explosive mix between high energetic songs as Proud Mary, Johnny B. Goode, Polk Salad Annie or the oldies Hound Dog and Lawdy Miss Clawdy together power pop ballad like You Don’t have to Say You Love Me and It’s impossible. Talking about best song is always very hard, however in this case Elvis gives us a hand..after a rare an impromptu version of Memphis Tennessee no too rehearsed, but complete a voice come from the audience “You are good Elvis, but your band plays too loud” . Elvis replied immediately by saying “Come on man your ears are too old”. After that Elvis gives life to the first complete and probably best version of “ Tryin’ To Get To You”. Elvis’ voice reaches a level of unexpended energy, in the same time that band really kicked on the tune, an unbelievable performance for this great show.

CD COMPANION INFO
The August 16,1971 ms, is taken directly from a first generation tape. This is a previously unreleased recording.The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice, trying to achieve best possible results. The band, sounds incredibly clear and tight ,giving to the show a pure rock feeling .This companion cd gives us the possibility to listen the evolution of the Elvis’ show at the begin of the engagement second week. The combination of a solid audio and solid show is going to match with the August 11, ds show. Although respect August 11, the show is shorter ( about 50 min.) we have the inclusion of two songs rarely performed in the season: the new Help Me Through The Night and the classic Mystery Train. Without doubt a interesting show that reflect well the standard of the season. As bonus tracks we included 9 songs performed from the the opening night to August 14, no present in the tracklisting of the companion cd.

SPECIAL LIMITED DELUXE SET INFO
This set will be presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with six interior panels of 300 grams, giving form to a final package of an incredible view and thick 600 gram. Inside these interior multiple panel you can see all the development studies of the graphic works that 10 years ago gave life to the final booklet and naturally all the info of the audio included in the set.

To give more The set will be accompanied , together a 16 pages of booklet 21x21 cm sized..where we analyzed the August 1971 season from the opening night to August 16. Including reviews, newspapers clip, imports released and photos.

As final bonus has been a super sized poster 31x62 cm and two little flyers of the same.
Each copy will be individually sealed.
The LP 150 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES
Weight of each single set is : 635 grams
We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

LP Tracks:
Side A
01 . Introduction 02 . That’s All Right Mama 03 . Proud Mary 04 . You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05 . Sweet Caroline 06 . Polk Salad Annie

Side B
07 . Introductions 08 . Johnny B. Goode 09 . It’s Impossible 10 . Love Me 11 . Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 12 . Heartbreak Hotel 13 . Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 14 . Talking Intro Hound Dog

Side C
15 . Memphis Tennessee 16 . Trying To Get To You 17 . Suspicious Minds 18 . Band Introduction 19 . I’m Leaving

Side D
20 . Lawdy Miss Clawdy 21 . Impossible Dream 22 . Bridge Over Troubled Water 23 . Can’t Help Falling In Love
Total Time 60.00 min

COMPANION CD Tracks:
Unreleased show august 16, 1971 MS
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. Proud Mary 04. Love Me Tender ( false start) 05. Love Me Tender 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Instrumental 09. Johnny B Goode 10. It’s Impossible 11. Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes/ Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 13. Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 14. Hound Dog (Spoken Intro ) 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introductions 18. I’m Leavin 19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 20. Help Me Make It Through The Night 21. Mystery Train/ Tiger Man 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love /Closing Vamp
Bonus Songs
23. Intro (Opening night, previously unreleased ) 24. Jailhouse Rock ( August 10 DS, previously edited on I Sing My Own Kinds ) 25. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me ( August 10 DS, previously edited on I Sing My Own Kinds ) 26. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling ( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 27. It’s Over( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 28. Heartbreak Hotel ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival2 ) 29. I Don’t Want to Sing These Songs/Hound Dog( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 30. I Need Your Love Everyday ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival 2 ) 31. Bridge Over Trouble Water ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival 2 ) 32. I Can’t Stop Loving You (part) (Opening night, previously unreleased )
Approximate time: 67 min
Update November 29, 2015


"COME ALONG" WITH FRANKIE & JOHNNY

This deluxe 3 cd set features the FRANKIE & JOHNNY SESSIONS. 3 fully packed cd's with rare and unreleased material, including 4 never before heard DEMO recordings written by Dolores Fuller, but rejected by Elvis & the Colonel for the movie.

This is a very limited release only......

Get it while you can and COME ALONG with frankie & Johnny.

the stereo album
01 frankie and johnny 02 come along 03 petunia, the gardener’s daughter 04 chesay 05 what every woman lives for 06 look out, broadway 07 beginner’s luck 08 down by the riverside - when the saints go marching in 09 shout it out 10 hard luck 11 please don’t stop loving me 12 everybody come aboard

the outtakes
13 beginner’s luck / take 2 (extra intro) 14 please don’t stop loving me / take 1-3 15 please don’t stop loving me / take 4-5 16 please don’t stop loving me / take 6 17 please don’t stop loving me / take 7 18 please don’t stop loving me / take 8 19 please don’t stop loving me / take 9 20 please don’t stop loving me / take 10 21 please don’t stop loving me / take 11-14 22 please don’t stop loving me / take 15-16 23 please don’t stop loving me / take 17 24 please don’t stop loving me / take 18-19♫ 25 shout it out / take 1 26 shout it out / take 2-3 27 shout it out / take 4-5 28 shout it out / take 6-7♫ 29 frankie and johnny / movie version ♦

the mono album
01 frankie and johnny 02 come along 03 petunia, the gardener’s daughter 04 chesay 05 what every woman lives for 06 look out, broadway 07 beginner’s luck 08 down by the riverside - when the saints go marching in 09 shout it out 10 hard luck 11 please don’t stop loving me 12 everybody come aboard

the outtakes
13 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / take 1 14 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / take 2 15 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / take 3 16 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / take 4 17 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / insert take 1-3 18 petunia. the gardener’s daughter / take 5-6♫ 19 look out, broadway / take 1-2 20 look out, broadway / take 3-5 21 look out, broadway / take 6-8 22 look out, broadway / take 9 23 look out, broadway / take 10-12♫ 24 everybody come aboard / take 1-2 25 everybody come aboard / take 3 26 everybody come aboard / take 4-5 27 everybody come aboard / take 6 28 everybody come aboard / take 7-8 29 everybody come aboard / take 9-10 30 everybody come aboard / take 11 31 everybody come aboard / take 12-13 32 everybody come aboard / take 14 33 everybody come aboard / take 15♫-16
♫ = announcement of master take only

01 chesay / take 1 02 chesay / take 2-3 03 chesay / take 4 04 chesay / take 5 05 chesay / take 6-7♫ 06 frankie and johnny / take 1 07 frankie and johnny / take 2-6♫ 08 frankie and johnny / mv part 1 take 1 09 frankie and johnny / mv part 1 take 2-3 10 frankie and johnny / mv part 2-section 7 the movie versions 11 come along 12 petunia. the gardener’s daughter 13 chesay 14 frankie and johnny / version 1 15 beginner’s luck 16 down by the riverside - when the saints go marching in 17 shout it out 18 hard luck 19 frankie and johnny / version 2 20 everybody come aboard

bonus tracks
21 theatrical trailer 22 theatrical trailer 23 radio spot 24 harry morgan interview quote

rejected songs written by dolores fuller ♦ 25 mississippi sue 26 better believe it baby 27 my gypsy heart 28 my bittersweet mv = movie version
♫ = announcement of master take only ♦ = acetate source, artist unknown
Update November 27, 2015


‘Always On My Mind’ and ‘The Memphis Record’

2 CLASSIC 1980's ALBUMS OUT ON 1 STUNNING SET!

In the mid 1980’s producer Rick Rowe compiled some excellent Elvis albums. All albums contained unique mixes, unavailable on any other Elvis album.

Out now is a stunning 6 panel digipack with 2 of the best Rick Rowe albums: ‘Always On My Mind’ and ‘The Memphis Record’. These albums are very hard to find on original CD these days.

Rick Rowe did some mighty fine mixing on both albums. It's Midnight, You Gave Me a Mountain on ‘Always On My Mind’ simply sound fantastic. It's midnight has the best mixing you’ve ever heard. The unique mix of "Separate Ways" on this album is always worth a listen. But all tracks sound really ‘different’. This new digipack release contains also some great rare bonus tracks !

‘The Memphis Record’ also has alternate mixes inc 'I'm Movin' On', 'Wearin' That Loved On Look', 'Inherit The Wind' plus 'Suspicious Minds' without Brass overdub & fade out/fade in.

Now for the first time you have both great and rare albums on 1 sublime set. All tracks are remastered.

LIMITED EDITION....... DON’T MISS IT !

DISC 1
1. Separate Ways 2. Don't Cry Daddy 3. My Boy 4. Solitaire 5. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall 6. Hurt 7. Pieces Of My Life 8. I Miss You 9. It's Midnight 10. I've Lost You 11. You Gave Me A Mountain 12. Unchained Melody 13. Always On My Mind 14. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ( alternate mix ) 15. Help Me ( vocal harmony overdub ) 16. A Matter of Time ( brass overdub ) 17. Where do I Go From Here ( alternate mix ) 18. There’s A Honky Tonk Angel ( unedited overdub master ) 19. Loving Arms ( overdub master ) 20. Sweet Angeline ( vocal overdub ) 21. Early Morning Rain ( vibes overdub )

DISC 2
1. Stranger In My Home Town 2. Power Of My Love 3. Only The Strong Survive 4. Any Day Now 5. Suspicious Minds 6. Long Black Limousine 7. Wearin' That Loved On Look 8. I'll Hold You In My Heart 9. After Loving You 10. Rubberneckin' 11. I'm Movin' On 12. Gentle On My Mind 13. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 14. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 15. You'll Think Of Me 16. Mama Liked The Roses 17. Don't Cry Daddy 18. In The Ghetto 19. The Fair Is Moving On 20. Inherit The Wind 21. Kentucky Rain 21. Without Love 22. Who Am I?
Update November 27, 2015


Trying To Get To..Memphis , Special Deluxe 10 Years Anniversary Edition

SR Special Product November 2015

To be released soon from SR label his first special combo LP & CD, featuring a special deluxe edition of the first label release TRYING TO GET TO..MEMPHIS. In 2005 this show has been the first release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint THIS SUPER SHOW in double vinyl set with a new remastered audio!! SR label is proud to delivery an incredible update of his first release, one of the best show from the August 1971 season. This will be perfect Gift for the next Christmas.

August 11, 1971 DS is the fifth show of the second annual Elvis Summer Festival. From The August 1971 season there is no any soundboard recording available...the dinner show of August 11 is the closest thing, ...second our personal view..even better, because together a superb audio quality, we have the best and varied Elvis’ performance of the season. This season shows very well that Elvis has widen his musical range in many ways, giving view of a larger spectrum to his musical performance. Talking about show, what we can say! surely Elvis delivery an Explosive mix between high energetic songs as Proud Mary, Johnny B. Goode, Polk Salad Annie or the oldies Hound Dog and Lawdy Miss Clawdy together power pop ballad like You Don’t have to Say You Love Me and It’s impossible. Talking about best song is always very hard, however in this case Elvis gives us a hand..after a rare an impromptu version of Memphis Tennessee no too rehearsed, but complete a voice come from the audience “You are good Elvis, but your band plays too loud” . Elvis replied immediately by saying “Come on man your ears are too old”. After that Elvis gives life to the first complete and probably best version of “ Tryin’ To Get To You”. Elvis’ voice reaches a level of unexpended energy, in the same time that band really kicked on the tune, an unbelievable performance for this great show.

CD COMPANION INFO
The August 16,1971 ms, is taken directly from a first generation tape. This is a previously unreleased recording.The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice, trying to achieve best possible results. The band, sounds incredibly clear and tight ,giving to the show a pure rock feeling .This companion cd gives us the possibility to listen the evolution of the Elvis’ show at the begin of the engagement second week. The combination of a solid audio and solid show is going to match with the August 11, ds show. Although respect August 11, the show is shorter ( about 50 min.) we have the inclusion of two songs rarely performed in the season: the new Help Me Through The Night and the classic Mystery Train. Without doubt a interesting show that reflect well the standard of the season. As bonus tracks we included 9 songs performed from the the opening night to August 14, no present in the tracklisting of the companion cd.

SPECIAL LIMITED DELUXE SET INFO
This set will be presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with six interior panels of 300 grams, giving form to a final package of an incredible view and thick 600 gram. Inside these interior multiple panel you can see all the development studies of the graphic works that 10 years ago gave life to the final booklet and naturally all the info of the audio included in the set.

To give more The set will be accompanied , together a 16 pages of booklet 21x21 cm sized..where we analyzed the August 1971 season from the opening night to August 16. Including reviews, newspapers clip, imports released and photos.

As final bonus has been a super sized poster 31x62 cm and two little flyers of the same.
Each copy will be individually sealed.
The LP 150 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES
Weight of each single set is : 635 grams
We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

LP Tracks:
Side A
01 . Introduction 02 . That’s All Right Mama 03 . Proud Mary 04 . You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05 . Sweet Caroline 06 . Polk Salad Annie

Side B
07 . Introductions 08 . Johnny B. Goode 09 . It’s Impossible 10 . Love Me 11 . Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 12 . Heartbreak Hotel 13 . Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 14 . Talking Intro Hound Dog

Side C
15 . Memphis Tennessee 16 . Trying To Get To You 17 . Suspicious Minds 18 . Band Introduction 19 . I’m Leaving

Side D
20 . Lawdy Miss Clawdy 21 . Impossible Dream 22 . Bridge Over Troubled Water 23 . Can’t Help Falling In Love
Total Time 60.00 min

COMPANION CD Tracks:
Unreleased show august 16, 1971 MS
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. Proud Mary 04. Love Me Tender ( false start) 05. Love Me Tender 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Instrumental 09. Johnny B Goode 10. It’s Impossible 11. Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes/ Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 13. Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 14. Hound Dog (Spoken Intro ) 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introductions 18. I’m Leavin 19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 20. Help Me Make It Through The Night 21. Mystery Train/ Tiger Man 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love /Closing Vamp
Bonus Songs
23. Intro (Opening night, previously unreleased ) 24. Jailhouse Rock ( August 10 DS, previously edited on I Sing My Own Kinds ) 25. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me ( August 10 DS, previously edited on I Sing My Own Kinds ) 26. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling ( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 27. It’s Over( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 28. Heartbreak Hotel ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival2 ) 29. I Don’t Want to Sing These Songs/Hound Dog( August 12 MS , previously edited on I don’t Wanna Sing These songs) 30. I Need Your Love Everyday ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival 2 ) 31. Bridge Over Trouble Water ( August 14 MS, previously Edited on 71 Summer Festival 2 ) 32. I Can’t Stop Loving You (part) (Opening night, previously unreleased )
Approximate time: 67 min
Update November 23, 2015


Back On Track

Recorded live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City, TN, March 18th, 1976

Expected soon is our new CD titled ”BACK ON TRACK” (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2015-04), recorded live from the audience in Johnson City, TN, March 18th, 1976. It was the 1st tour of 1976 and some of Elvis’ regular musicians were replaced. The result was a surprisingly fresh, experimental sound, with keyboards and drums more prominent. Elvis performs a solid and entertaining show. Among the concert highlights are ”Let Me Be There”, ”Tryin’ To Get To You”, ”Hawaiian Wedding Song”, the second live performance of ”Hurt”, the national anthem ”America”, ”It’s Now Or Never” and “Burning Love”. Compared with the previously released St. Louis, March 22nd, 1976 tour closer (E.P. Collector, EPC 2013-01) lasting just about 52 minutes, March 17th was perhaps the longest show of the tour with a much stronger setlist, running nearly 80 minutes! As usual, this is a previously unreleased concert, taken from a recently found 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. For the very first time, this show is available in remarkably good audience recorded sound … and complete! Sonically, this is one of the best audience recordings out there - ask for samples!

The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with cool images taken on March 18, 1976 in Johnson City.
Tracklist:
01. Announcements - 02. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 03. C. C. Rider (with false start) - 04. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me - 06. Let Me Be There - 07. And I Love You So - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. All Shook Up - 10. medley: Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 11. Tryin’ To Get To You - 12. Hawaiian Wedding Song (with false start) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Whatd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Larry Londin) - 17. Bass Solo (with reprise, Jerry Scheff ) - 18. Piano Solo (Shane Keister) - 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 20. School Day - 21. Hurt - 22. Hound Dog - 23. America (The Beautiful) - 24. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 25. It’s Now Or Never - 26. Burning Love - 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Running time: 79:37
Update November 18, 2015


ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM - 3D MONO

How to make old mono recordings sound like they were recorded yesterday, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. You would think that this is impossible, but thanks to the latest technologies in audio development, this is now a reality. You will not believe your own ears. It's like these 50+ year-old recordings are coming alive again. You will be placed in the studio together with the singer and the musicians, right in the center of where it all happens. You will hear details you never noticed before. You will get a whole new appreciation for these classic recordings.

We have played some recordings to industry insiders, and they were stunned. They simply could not believe that these were not newly-made recordings. One of the industry movers and shakers told us, "This re-recording sounds great!". He simply could not believe it that this was, in fact, the original recording and that nothing had been added. The 3DM technology breathes new life into old mono recordings, giving them a new lease of life, and thus making them accessible for coming generations. The 3DM technology is a real industry game-changer.

For promotion of this new technology, we decided to use "Elvis Presley’ Christmas Album” as our first project. This album was quite controversial, and highly successful, when it was released in 1957. The album showcases Presley at the peak of his abilities, singing classic songs with great warmth and sincerity, while others are performed in the raunchy rock & roll and bluesy style that he was known for.

Believe us, "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" never sounded this powerful! When he sings that he is coming in his big black Cadillac, you better believe it! Elvis Presley is the first artist to be used for promotion of the new 3DM technology. Our first release is essentially made for promotion of the new technology to the music industry, but we have allowed a very small amount of CDs to be made available to the fanbase. The best new technology and the greatest recording artist of all time join hands... and the results will surprise you.

We will do a similar, very limited edition release on the Million Dollar Quartet shortly. This one will place you inside Sun studio on that monumental day, standing next to Carl, Elvis and Jerry... The way this session has come alive is quite a revelation. For the discerning Elvis fans, and audio lovers... This new release of “Elvis Presley’ Christmas Album” will bring you the same excitement that it generated upon its original release in 1957. The album sounds so fresh and vibrant, so alive.... The 3DM technology has finally brought out what Elvis and the musicians wanted you to hear. It will give you a whole new appreciation of what was achieved in the studio back them. ELVIS IS BACK... LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
This will be an Elvis Christmas you won’t forget!
Update November 18, 2015


Bicentennial Superstar Vol. 3

We´d like to announce Volume 3 of our very well received series “Bicentennial Superstar”, a brandnew TNT Records´ CD release. It is going to be presented in our usual high quality standard. Out in just 10 days from now it will be a 2 CD set containing two complete shows taken from soundboard recordings. Once more we were able to use the technical power of our friends at “Audionics” – most likely THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound. A 16-page booklet containing all the information you need to know regarding the concerts is also included.

This time we paired two rare shows from early June and early September of 1976, both recorded from the soundboard. When Elvis was on Tour in El Paso, Texas on June 2nd he delivered what the fans expected. The show clearly had its moments of excellence and critics were nice enough to call it a typical “Elvis spectacular”. A few months later Elvis played Huntsville, Alabama on September 6. The tour didn´t start very successful but Elvis was able to get in better shape and around September 4 he delivered mostly decent shows until the end of that tour.

Sit back and enjoy experiencing Elvis in the Summer of 76 doing some great renditions of his Concert standards of the time like “Hurt”, “You Gave Me A Mountain”, “Help Me” and “America The Beautiful”!

Tracklist:
CD1 (El Paso):
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. Help Me 10. Fever 11. Jailhouse Rock 12. And I Love You So 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Early Mornin' Rain 16. What'd I Say 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 20. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. Hurt #1 24. Hurt #2 25. Hound Dog 26. Funny How Time Sips Away 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements

CD2 (Huntsville):
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Fairytale 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. And I Love You So 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say 16. Johnny B. Goode 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo #1 (Jerry Scheff) 19. Bass Solo #2 (Jerry Scheff, incomplete) 20. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. Hurt (with reprise) 24. Hound Dog 25. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) 26. That's All Right (with false start) 27. Blue Christmas 28. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (with false start) 29. Funny How Time Sips Away 30. Can't Help Falling In Love 31. Closing Vamp & Announcements
Update November 18, 2015


Atlanta ,Second Stop

Out now is the MxF label release with new volume dedicated to Elvis’ 1973 June Tour. This cd is entitled Atlanta ,Second Stop, featuring the Omni Coliseum June 29, 1973 8.30 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In the Omni coliseum Elvis performed five shows in the single the tour. The show here presented is the second one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this specific solid show….. Elvis replaced the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art and added two nice variation the sensitive Help Me Make It through The Night and the Beatles’ song Something… for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the Orange Sunburst, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 17.143 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt one of the best audience recording coming from the specific June tour. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show. Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Atlanta second stop the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!
Track list:
As recorded live at Omny Coliseum, June 29, 1973 8.30 PM
01. See See Rider( missing first part) 02. I Got A Woman/Amen 03. Help Me Make It Through The Night 04. Steamroller Blues 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Love Me 07. Blue Suede Shoes 08. Rock Medley 09. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 10. I’m Leavin’ 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. Something 15. What Now My Love 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introduction 18. I’ll Remember You 19. I Can’t Stop Loving You 20. An American Trilogy 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
time 60,00 min.
Update November 3, 2015


Solid As Rock

Solid As Rock
Friday, August 27th, 1971 Dinner & Midnight Shows, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2015-37-02
Liner notes:

Straight Arrow is very pleased to bring you, as a first for the label, two concerts from 1971: The Las Vegas August 27th, 1971 dinner & midnight shows. And what a delight it is to get fresh tapes from this year, and from this season, and in rather decent sound too - a rarity for early Vegas seasons. The August 27th, 1971 Dinner and Midnight Shows are taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape Straight Arrow team is always looking for rare, unknown or seemingly lost recordings. Once again, the labels researchers were successful - the Aug. 27, 1971 D/S is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form!

The Aug. 27, 1971 M/S was previously released from an awful sounding source. This release have nothing to do with Straight Arrow’s independently taped version! It's an added bonus that these shows are in rather pleasing sound, which is somewhat rare for 1971. This is also a year which is still a bit "under the radar", so any new recordings and insights from that year are most welcome.

Elvis' previous engagement there had shown clear signs of his high performing standard slipping, but here it sounds like he's back on track again. Both shows are tight, no-nonsense affairs with Presley in good voice and in strong form. He performs with focus and professionalism, and he sings a fantastic variety of music. It's interesting to note that already in '71, the difference between the dinner and midnight shows was becoming noticeable. Elvis sounds a tad low-key during parts of the dinner show, but he's firing on all cylinders a couple of hours later - the midnight show is truly sensational! This release is presented in a de-luxe double digipack, collection of photos taken in Del Webbs Sahara Tahoe hotel and at the Las Vegas International hotel in July and August, 1971. Some 1971 candid shots have also been added.

At a time when most labels are perfectly happy to keep on reissuing stuff that you already have in your collection, you can at least count on Straight Arrow to go that extra mile and bring you something new. And this fine release is yet another good example of that.

Tracklist:
CD1 - Friday, August 27, 1971 Dinner Show
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. That’s All Right - 04. I Got A Woman - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Polk Salad Annie – 08. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 09. Johnny B. Goode - 10. It’s Impossible - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Love Me Tender - 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements

CD2 - Friday, August 27, 1971 Midnight Show
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. That’s All Right - 04. I Got A Woman - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 09. Johnny B. Goode - 10. It’s Impossible - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Love Me Tender - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. Introduction of singer Vic Damone, actress Diahann Carroll and actress Jill St. John - 19. I’m Leavin’ - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp
Update October 29, 2015



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Out Now - The February 1977 Tour - An Audiovisual Documentary ~ Volume I

Rock Legends just released their new book '' The February 1977 Tour - An Audiovisual Documentary ~ Volume I '' . The first photo book of this series is mainly about the first tour of 1977. The February 1977 Tour is an audiovisual document exploring the first shows of 1977 in a photographic manner along with several performances recorded live during some of the events which are featured on the bonus CD. This new flyer shows some extra pages along with the bonus CD cover that comes with the book. The book itself is nothing less than an extension of the FTD books and will fit nicely besides them, their printing quality is equally in the same league, and if not better as far as the seventies are concerned. Make sure you don't miss the first one of this new series !!!!
Update October 20, 2015

Bright Lights, Big City

From the „booth tapes“ Vol. 7
Thursday, February 20th, 1973 Dinner Show, Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2015-36-02

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow CD titled "BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY", featuring the Las Vegas, February 20th, 1973 Dinner show. This recording is taken directly from an original Rex Martin „booth recorded“ mastertape. When Straight Arrow started releasing the Rex Martin tapes a few years ago, they caused quite a sensation in the Elvis world. For years they were known to exist, but here they finally were, in a quality that's rare for off-line recorded tapes. In fact, these tapes are so good sonically, that they can easily match anything that's out there. They are certainly as good as the Rick Rennie tapes and bring us the true joy of Elvis Presley on stage in a way that many sterile / unbalanced soundboards were never able to do. The cassette A-side label is marked „20th Feb. 73 Dinner show“, and on flipside there's „20th Feb. 73 Midnight show.“ To the producers big disappointment, the B-side was completely empty, perhaps recorded over / erased by mistake! So the recording of the 20th February 1973 Midnight show is – very likely – lost forever…

Nevertheless, the Feb. 20th, 1973 D/S is another completely new concert recording, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form, and the sound quality is exceptionally good! Ask your local dealer for samples!

As usual, our new release is presented in Straight Arrow's standard deluxe digipack. Since there is a hand written notice on the cassette label: „Blue Suit / Silver Stars”, the producers assume that Elvis appeared in the „Owl suit“ - the only blue jumpsuit designed with silver stars. For this reason, we have decided to design the digipack with a collection of photos of Elvis wearing the „Owl suit“, as taken in November 1972

Tracklist:
01. Orchestra Intro - 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 - 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. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor George Montgomery - 18. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear) / Don’t Be Cruel - 19. Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update October 17, 2015


Sincerely Elvis (Monophonic Sound Edition)

Elvis One proudly presents

Sincerely Elvis (Monophonic Sound Edition)

Sincerely Elvis - presented as an original album from the sixties! - A great collection of songs released on 5 hitsingles and 1 EP in 1961/1962. Now for the first time on cd in original mono! Plus outtakes from “Wild In The Country” - and an intimate unedited interview from 1962!
Also a 12 pages booklet!

THE MONO MASTERS - SIDE A
01 Surrender 1:54 02 Lonely Man 2:43 03 Flaming Star 2:28 04 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 2:20 05 I Feel So Bad 2:54 06 Wild In The Country 1:53

THE MONO MASTERS - SIDE B
07 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame 2:07 08 Little Sister 2:32 09 Good Luck Charm 2:26 10 Anything That’s Part Of You 2:05 11 She’s Not You 2:10 12 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello 1:57

ELVIS IN HOLLYWOOD - BEHIND THE SCENES
13 Wild In The Country (take 3, 4, 5 & 6) 2:15 14 Wild In The Country (take 7) 1:08 15 Wild In The Country (take 8) 1:42 16 Wild In The Country (take 9) 1:04 17 Wild In The Country (take 15, 17 & 18) 1:40 18 Wild In The Country (master with count-in) 1:55

ELVIS IN HOLLYWOOD - INTERVIEW
19 Intimate interview with Elvis (unedited) 38:28 (August 17, 1962 - Interviewer: Lloyd Shearer)
Update October 16, 2015


Elvis’ Christmas Album (original album series)

Elvis’ Christmas Album (Original Album Series – 1 Disc)

The 2014 edition of “Elvis’ Christmas Album” by the ELVIS ONE label was sold out fast. NOW we re-release the ELVIS ONE edition of Elvis’ Christmas Album as a single (budget) disc and with different artwork, including the 1959 cover of this wonderful and historic album!
Including a 12 pages booklet!

THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM
1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2. White Christmas 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 5. Blue Christmas 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 8. Silent Night 9. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 10. I Believe 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

INSIDE ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM
13. White Christmas (Master with studio banter & count-in) 14. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 4) 15. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 5, 6, 8 & master) 16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 6, 7, 8 & master) 17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 9, 10, 11 & 12) 18. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Mono version with echo from acetate) 19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Mono version with echo from acetate) 20. Special Message from Elvis / I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Original version used for Elvis’ special Christmas program, december 3, 1967)

BONUS TRACKS
21. Peace In The Valley (Live version) 22. Elvis’ Christmas Album commercial (1957)

STEREO MIXES & OTHER VERSIONS
All these versions were officially released through the years. 23. Blue Christmas (Original electronic stereo version) 24. Silent Night (Without piano intro) 25. White Christmas (Repaired intro without finger-snap) 26. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 27. Silent Night (Remastered with stereo effect) 28. Blue Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 29. White Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 30. Special Message from Elvis / Silent Night (Album version)
Update October 16, 2015



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Atlanta ,Second Stop

The MxF label will release soon a new volume dedicated to Elvis’ 1973 June Tour. This cd is entitled Atlanta ,Second Stop, featuring the Omni Coliseum June 29, 1973 8.30 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In the Omni coliseum Elvis performed five shows in the single the tour. The show here presented is the second one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this specific solid show….. Elvis replaced the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art and added two nice variation the sensitive Help Me Make It through The Night and the Beatles’ song Something… for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the Orange Sunburst, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 17.143 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt one of the best audience recording coming from the specific June tour. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show. Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Atlanta second stop the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!
Track list:
As recorded live at Omny Coliseum, June 29, 1973 8.30 PM
01. See See Rider( missing first part) 02. I Got A Woman/Amen 03. Help Me Make It Through The Night 04. Steamroller Blues 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Love Me 07. Blue Suede Shoes 08. Rock Medley 09. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 10. I’m Leavin’ 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. Something 15. What Now My Love 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introduction 18. I’ll Remember You 19. I Can’t Stop Loving You 20. An American Trilogy 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
time 60,00 min.
Update October 14 2015


Rock is Back

Out next week is from the "VV" label an unreleased show from the magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season titled "ROCK IS BACK" and will feature the Las Vegas August 15, 1969 Midnight Show. We are glad and overall happy to have the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first season.

VV label for his seventh release is proud to present the complete show from August 15th midnight performance of the first Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 15th, as presented on this double vinyl set, represents one of the best show of Elvis’ first and maybe best Vegas season, Elvis’ first Vegas act is incredible, like a wild animal free from his cage, Elvis gave life to a memorable first season. Dressed in black tunic, Elvis stepped in the stage shaking, gyrating like nothing was changed in the last 9 years of his absence from the stage, He performed the best of his past hits and the new two singles from the Memphis 1969 sessions. The music is the focus of the season, Elvis appear better than ever, concentrate and strong He delivered a long show with no surprises in the track list respect the season, but pure dynamite from the begin to the end of the show.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the first 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 trying to achieve a more clear sound and 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 Tape is almost complete, missing a little part of the Life Story dialogue , while we have been able to include Can’t help falling in Love from a different source of the same show in the matter to give to the show the deserved completeness. So enjoy our work and realize: this is one of the best possible audience recording of this season you can find all around! In spite the RCA recording of the last week of the season; here you have the chance to listen to a solid and powerful Elvis in an almost complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording.

As usually We try always to give more release after release at least something different, this new LP comes with an Gatefold SLEEVE , WITH A FEW BEAUTIFUL concert photos giving an unique view. The bonus cd comes from an alternate source , the same used to complete the concert with the song Can’t help Falling in Love, included the folded sleeve. We decide to include a special bonus Card A/4 sized to complete this beautiful package. Each copy will be individually sealed.

The LP 150 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES

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

LP Tracks:
Side A
01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02.I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel

Side B
06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Memories 09. Mystery Train/Tiger Man

Side C
10 . Life Story 11.Baby What You Want Me To Do 12.Runaway 13.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14.Yesterday 15. Hey Jude

Side D
16. Band Introduction & Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 17. In The Ghetto 18. Suspicious Minds 19. What‘d I Say *20. Can’t Help Falling Love
approximate time 65 min
BONUS CD Tracks:

Alternative version respect the audio edit on Vinyl. Rough copy from the original tape.

01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02. I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05. Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 06. Heartbreak Hotel /Hound Dog 07. Memories 08. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 09. Life Story 10. Baby What You Want Me To Do 11. Runaway 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 13.Yesterday/Hey Jude 14. Band Introduction & Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 15. In The Ghetto 16. Suspicious Minds 17. What‘d I Say 18. Can’t Help Falling Love
Approximate time: 67 min
Update October 8, 2015


Bootleg Series volume #17 & 18

From Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Elvis One proudly presents "From Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California" Plus MGM Soundstage recordings

This is number 17 from the very popular THE BOOTLEG SERIES! Like previous releases this one will probably sold out very soon!

43 tracks, including alternate takes, movie versions and original radio spots, many previously unreleased by Elvis record company.

Also including is a 12 pages booklet.

STUDIO OUTTAKES & MOVIE VERSIONS
01. What’d I Say* (take 3) 02. C’mon Everybody* (composite movie version with Blues ending) 03. Little Egypt* (overdubbed movie version) 04. Bossa Nova Baby (take 4 & 5) 05. Hard Knocks* (movie version, vocal overdub) 06. Roustabout* (movie version, edited/overdubbed take 9) 07. I Need Somebody To Lean On* (movie version, longer fade with prominent saxophone) 08. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die* (take 8) 09. Spring Fever (take 1, 2 & 3) 10. There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon* (acetate, undubbed movie version) 11. There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon* (movie final) 12. Marguerita* (take 7) 13. Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 1) 14. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (remake, take 15) 15. The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 10) 16. The Meanest Girl In Town (take 4, 5 & 6) 17. Roustabout* (acetate, take 13) 18. Girl Happy* (acetate, original composite) 19. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (acetate, unedited vocal overdub take 1) 20. Girl Happy* (movie version, end title)

BONUS TRACKS
21. My Rival (sung by Ann Margret) 22. Appreciation* (sung by Ann Margret) 23. The Climb* (take 3, sung by George McFadden) 24. It’s A Wonderful World* (take 17) 25. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce* (acetate, unused alternate master track, take 5) 26. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce* (acetate, master track, take 7) 27. Today, Tomorrow And Forever* (acetate, master track, take 4) 28. I’ve Got To Find My Baby* (unused alternate master track, take 1)

RADIO SPOTS 29. Viva Las Vegas 30-33. Girl Happy #1* #2* #3* #4 34-43. Roustabout #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10

Elvis One proudly presents "Elvis Presley Anthology

This is a SPECIAL EDITION from the very popular THE BOOTLEG SERIES! Like previous special editions from ELVIS ONE this one will probably sold out very soon!

41 Great tracks!

-Many previously unreleased by Elvis’ official record company. -
-Some recordings presented for the first time on cd. - Including 2 radio spots for “Love Me Tender”, rare single versions, a message to his fans in the UK, an interview from March 29, 1957, alternate takes, “Clambake” radio spot, a homerecording from 1974, a radio promo for the Elvis shows at Madison Square Garden, movie versions, and a lot more!

Also: the record store day version from “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” and an uncleaned version from “My Happiness”.

And a 12 pages booklet.

THE 50’S____
1. That’s All Right (original Sun master) 2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (original Sun master) 3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (master with count-in) 4. Don’t Be Cruel (stereo mix) 5. Love Me Tender Radio Promo #1 6. Love Me Tender Radio Promo #2 7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (stereo mix) 8. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do (movie version) 9. Loving You (farm version, with instrumental overdubs) 10. Hot Dog (“Loving You” movie version) 11. One Night (stereo mix) 12. KSHE Radio ‘Uncle Buck’ Ron Pipe Interview 13. Jailhouse Rock (“Jailhouse Rock” movie version) 14. Steadfast Loyal And True (movie version)

THE 60’S____
15. It’s Now Or Never (original single version - mono) 16. Didja’ Ever (original stereo album version) 17. Black Star (take 5) 18. A Cane And A High Starched Collar (take 6) 19. Lonely Man (record version, take 9) 20. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (higher key, take 10) 21. Riding The Rainbow (M4, uncut take 7) 22. King Of The Whole Wide World (original mono master) 23. Suspicion (original Spanish EP version) 24. Elvis’ message to his fans in the UK 25. Wild In The Country (1965 album version) 26. Clambake (radio promo) 27. Speedway (radio promo) 28. His Hand In Mine (single master - mono)

THE 70’S____
29. That’s The Way It Is (radio promo) 30. Sweet Caroline (rehearsal) 31. Love Me Tender (rehearsal) 32. Reading Telegrams - Opening Night (rehearsal) 33. Madison Square Garden “Elvis” Radio Promo 34. Softly As I Leave You (spoken live version) 35. Young At Heart / Let Me Be The One (homerecording) 36. WCCO Radio Report, August 16, 1977 37. This Is Elvis (radio promo)

PRIVATE DEMO RECORDINGS____
38. My Happiness (uncleaned version) 39. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (record store day version) 40. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way 41. It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You
Update September 19, 2015


Out now - Giving You All I Got

Just released now from the "SR" label is titled "GIVING YOU ALL I GOT " and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 10, 1972 MS. This will be the second volume dedicated on August 1972 Vegas season and it will see the light at the begin of September.

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. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 10th midnight show, a great show from one of the best Las Vegas season,... Elvis' love and joy in the singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it. After an incredible June tour with the four historical New York performances… Elvis is back in Las Vegas for the classic Summer Season…. The seventh season presents maybe for the last time Elvis at his best. Elvis still able to deliver a show in continue development with a very large range of musical tastes delivered at the best of the man possibilities. The show here presented consist is a collection of songs of quality which was the very best Elvis had ever performed on stage.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is excellent considering the early Vegas Season. It sounds incredible to get such audio quality from a tape of 43 years ago, so we proud of to be able to give the chance to you listen the show like you were one of the lucky people who attended the real show. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and delivering it at the right speed.

As the previous release the SR to celebrate the 10 years of activities this new release will be housed in a special large digipack 7” (17,5x17.5 cm) with inside a six pages booklet & poster +bonus card each one sealed individually. Due the extreme success of the previous initiative we decide to give you more!! For this new CD all the 500 copies will be accompanied from a bonus EP vinyl 33 rpm speed including four songs from the show.

Tracks:

CD
01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Proud Mary 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go 06. You’Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. What Now My Love 09. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 10 . Love Me 11.Blue Suede Shoes 12. Heartbreak Hotel 13. All Shook Up 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Hound Dog 16. For The Good Times 17. Suspicious Minds 18. Band Introduction 19. My Way 20. An America Trilogy 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Time 58.00 min

EP
Side A

01. Until It’s Time For You To Go 02. You’Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling

Side B
01. Polk Salad Annie 02. For The Good Times
Time 14,00 min
Update September 9, 2015


Elvis Unedited - Studio Highlights 1970-1976

Dynagrave Records proudly presents: ELVIS UNEDITED – STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS 1970 - 1976 – a brandnew CD Set with fully packed Volumes 1 and 2 (two separate CDs). They are full of Studio Highlights from your favorite “Elvis Decade” - you will love to feed your CD Player with those compilations! Grab them at your favorite dealer and have fun!

Tracklisting:

VOLUME 1 (total running time - 73:03 min.)

01 Bridge Over Troubled Water (no backing vocals – overdubbed) 4:40 02 Stranger In The Crowd (overdubbed master) 4:35 03 When I'm Over You (undubbed master) 3:40 04 Rags To Riches (unedited master) 1:53 05 I'm Leavin' (unedited overdubbed master) 4:08 06 Put Your Hand In The Hand (unedited master) 3:34 07 Separate Ways (overdubbed master) 2:59 08 For The Good Times (undubbed master) 3:13 09 Always On My Mind (unedited - strings and bass overdubbed) 3:47 10 It's A Matter Of Time (unedited - strings and bass overdubbed) 3:09 11 For Ol' Times Sake (1980 re-recording) 3:37 12 Help Me (overdubbed master) 2:52 13 Loving Arms (overdubbed master - with backing vocals) 3:03 14 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (unedited undubbed master) 4:42 15 Promised Land (take 6 - vocal harmony by Elvis – unedited) 3:06 16 There's A Honky Tonk Angel (unedited overdub master) 3:24 17 Fairytale (unedited undubbed master) 3:40 18 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (1980 re-recording) 3:19 19 Moody Blue (unedited overdubbed master) 4:17 20 Pledging My Love (unedited master) 5:25

VOLUME 2 (total running time - 72:53 min.)

01 I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (master) 3:29 02 Little Cabin On The Hill (unedited master) 2:24 03 It's Your Baby, You Rock It (backup vocals overdub) 3:12 04 It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) (master - different mix) 2:49 05 Just Pretend (overdubbed master with count-in) 4:13 06 Heart Of Rome (take 3 + work part take 1 – overdubbed) 4:34 07 Faded Love (brass & strings overdubbed master with count-in) 4:09 08 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (complete master – overdubbed) 5:24 09 Snowbird (take 2 - faded different mix) 2:06 10 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (overdubbed master - different mix) 3:56 11 Amazing Grace (take 2 - no backing vocals) 3:31 12 That's What You Get (For Lovin' Me) (unedited master) 2:26 13 Miracle Of The Rosary (unedited undubbed master) 1:51 14 Help Me Make It Through The Night (unedited master) 3:03 15 Fool (take 1 – unedited) 4:11 16 Thinking About You (unedited overdub master) 4:53 17 My Boy (unedited overdub master) 3:23 18 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (unedited overdub master) 4:00 19 She Thinks I Still Care (unedited undubbed master) 4:56 20 The Last Farewell (unedited undubbed master) 4:23
Update September 8, 2015


Next - Stop Fayetteville

Next - Stop Fayetteville

Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County Memorial, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1976 shows

We all have said it once or twice, “You should have been there, it was amazing, and you should have heard it. Wow! Guess what… You can, really? YES!

Graceland Records label managed once again a rare momentum. This time it’s not just one show, but 3 complete and previously unreleased concerts. They were not available in any form – until now!

Rumours lingered about only a few songs he sang on the 3th of August 1976, but nobody heard it since that day. NOTHING was known about these 3 concerts, no recorded evidence, no track listings available, too. Just rumours.

These 3 concerts are definitively rare and also very good, for the hot summer of 1976!

HIGHLIGHTS: ALL 3 CONCERTS!

On August 3rd, Elvis is in good mood and the audience really joins in. Elvis loves it and interacts tremendously! Wow! Best moments of this show: America The Beautiful (with reprised last part), Love Letters, Hawaiian Wedding Song and very rare (unusual for summer of 1976) performance of An American Trilogy!

On 4th, Elvis was looking forward to perform again and he gave a hell of show, playing off the roof. Great moments: And I Love You So, America The Beautiful (with reprised last part) and two full performances of Hurt.

The August 5th was closing show of whole tour and last ever Elvis show in Fayetteville. Elvis makes sure the people from Fayetteville will remember that he was there, giving another fantastic performance. Best songs: America The Beautiful (with reprised ending), Jailhouse Rock, Love Letters and Hurt (with reprised last part).

Speaking about somewhat up & down shows of summer '76, this is certainly Elvis at his best. Those 3 shows are definitely „up” and far from being „down”

These rare audience recordings came from a non fan, who recorded it since he believed it was historical moment. At Graceland Records we are very grateful since these are almost beyond par the best concerts of the 1976 Bicentennial tour, I very good sound !

This special summer set is presented in 3CD-digipack, in slipcase, with great 44-page booklet filled with many rare photos (some are presented for the very first time) of Elvis on stage in Fayetteville.

You can't go wrong with this set. If you know the Graceland Records releases, you’ll will love this !

CD1 – August 3rd, 1976

01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. And I Love You So 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 19. Love Letters 20. School Day 21. Hurt (with reprise) 22. Hound Dog (incomplete) 23. Love Me Tender 24. Hawaiian Wedding Song 25. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) 26. An American Trilogy 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp

CD2 – August 4th, 1976

01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. And I Love You So 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme- Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 20. Love Letters 21. School Day 22. Hurt #1 23. Hurt #2 24. Hound Dog 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song 26. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp

CD3 – August 5th, 1976

01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Love Me Tender 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme- Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 20. Love Letters 21. School Day 22. Hurt (with reprise) 23. Hound Dog 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp
Update August 28, 2015


Burning Hot Tonight

Thursday, August 24, 1972 Dinner Show, Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2015-35-02

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow single CD titled "BURNING HOT TONIGHT", featuring the Las Vegas, August 24th, 1972 Dinner show. This is a previously unreleased mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. It is taken from a recently found source which has never been in circulation (however, an alternate recording in inferior quality is out there, but this new source is far better quality). Straight Arrow's sound man was able to improve the sound quality noticeably. Ask your local dealer for samples! The dinner show from August 24th, 1972 is another topnotch performance by Elvis. 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. As usual, this release is presented in Straight Arrow's standard deluxe digipack with photos taken at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel in August/September 1972. It was designed by one of the best graphic artists in the Elvis world.

Tracklist:
01. Announcement by Rex Martin - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. Johnny B. Goode - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Until It's Time For You To Go - 07. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Fever - 14. Love Me - 15. Blue Suede Shoes - 16. Heartbreak Hotel (with reprise) - 17. All Shook Up - 18. Little Sister / Get Back - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don' Be Cruel - 20. Hound Dog - 21. Love Me Tender - 22. Suspicious Minds - 23. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 24. My Way - 25. A Big Hunk O' Love - 26. An American Trilogy - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love.
August 27, 2015


ONONDAGA Nights

Following the remarkable success of our „From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes“ series, it is time to move on to yet another exciting project. Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, featuring two concerts from the July/August Bicentennial tour, in topnotch audience recorded quality. It was somewhat problematic tour and especially at the end of July and first days of August, Elvis' voice was affected by some kind of laryngitis. Nevertheless, the two concerts from Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse are examples of two solid Presley concerts, with Presley sounding clear and enthusiastic, and in good voice. Both shows were taken directly from recently found original audience-recorded mastertapes. The July 25th, 1976 show was released in 2002 on a CD called „Stormin’ Syracuse“ from an inferior and incomplete (14 minutes missing!) source. The July 27th show is previously unreleased. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself!

This special release is presented in a de-luxe double digipack, accompanied by a 20-page booklet filled with many professional photos from July 27th and positive press reviews of both shows. Photos from July 25th are extremely rare (amateurish snapshots only). A couple of them have been added in spite of problematic quality, for historic reasons.

Tracklist:
CD1 - Sunday, July 25th, Syracuse show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements

CD2 - Tuesday, July 27th, Syracuse show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hurt - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Funny How Time Slips Away - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp & Announcements
Update August 18, 2015


Las Vegas' Voice - Volume Two

Coming soon from the Rock Legends label is the second volume of '' Las Vegas' Voice '', featuring the complete February 3, 1974 Midnight show. It's not often recordings from Elvis' 10th concert season in Las Vegas were released in such good quality. This show is taken from an unreleased original booth recording and way above average from the standard audience recording. The sound quality is excellent and reveal altogether that Elvis was happy to be back in Vegas, especially with his new contract for appearing only two weeks instead of the usual four weeks up to the August 1973 season. Besides the only released soundboard from the January / February Las Vegas season this is certainly one of the best sounding show ever put out from this engagement.

Tracks :
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Trying To Get To You - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Johnny B. Goode - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Killing Me Softly ( featuring Voice ) - 13. Spanish Eyes - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can't Stop Loving You - 18. Help Me - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp .
Update August 6, 2015


Atlanta Loves Elvis

As 1976 came to an end, there was not much spectacular to find concerning Elvis Presley's career over that year. In spite of well visited concerts and a constant high interest of his fans his live concerts were reaching a low point in summer, which was noticeable at less euphoric feedback's from the press and his fans who were sometimes disappointed by his performance. The following autumn brought an upturn for Elvis. Until the end of the year he managed to turn his low point into his last golden age. His concerts were getting exiting with an Elvis who became more healthy and in shape again. The great mood of the King was showing of in his concerts which made his last tour 1976 to one of the greatest in the 70s. „Touchdown“ presents you his concert from December the 30th 1976 on a new 2 Disc now. Elvis and Atlanta always had a special connection to each other which made concerts in Atlanta even more exiting. Elvis loved Atlanta and Atlanta loved him. An amazing set list and an artist who gave everything for the audience made this show the favorite for many fans. Even though this is just a record from the crowd the quality is amazing and much better than all others known so far what you can hear in the sample. Furthermore this evening Elvis sang and ultra rare and full length „Such A Night“ for his fans.

Tracklisting:

CD one – Total Playing Time 40:36

Also Sprach Zarathustra – 1:31 See See Rider – 3:52 I Got A Woman/Amen – 8:13 Big Boss Man – 3:09 Love Me – 2:45 Fairytale – 3:20 Happy Birthday,Elvis – 1:30 You Gave Me A Mountain – 3:14 About `It´s Now Or Never´ - 0:51 O Sole Mio/It´s Now Or Never – 3:33 Jailhouse Rock – 1:43 Such A Night – 1:51 Talk With The Audience – 1:28 Reconsider Baby – 2:53 About `Are You Lonesome Tonight´- 0:43

CD two – Total Playing Time 42:37

Are You Lonesome Tonight – 3:18 That´s Alright Mama – 2:03 Having Fun With The Audience – 2:34 My Way – 3:41 Polk Salad Annie – 3:58 Band Introductions – 1:48 Early Morning Rain – 1:48 What`d I Say/Johnny B. Goode – 1:45 Drum Solo by Ronnie Tutt – 1:43 Bass Solo by Jerry Scheff – 1:31 Piano Solo by Tony Brown – 1:02 Love Letters – 2:53 School Days – 1:17 Hurt (with reprise) – 3:56 Hound Dog – 2:26 Unchained Melody – 3:22 Can´t Help Falling In Love – 1:49 Closing Vamp – 1:43
Update July 29, 2015


Elvis Closing Show 1975

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – CLOSING NIGHT 1975 – a brandnew CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from December 15, 1975 – well known as the “Closing Night” for Elvis´ December Las Vegas 75 Season.

Expectations were high when Elvis returned to Las Vegas in December of 1975. Will the “King” reign again or will he again leave tons of disappointed fans who were waiting for “their” concerts back in August of the same year, only to learn that Elvis had to cancel the main part of his two-week engagements at the Showroom then? To cut it short: Elvis delivered mainly great shows. He seemed to be relaxed and enjoying himself on stage. The fans loved the performances and from what we can hear on several audience recordings and soundboard recordings, too, this Las Vegas Winter season of ´75 was a very good one.

The concert is now being released for the first time in its entirety. The initial release of this show on cd goes back to the early 1990´s and lacks from a couple of missing songs. Furthermore it was even wrongly dated.

Expect a fine, decent 2 CD Set containing a great show and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Accompanied by a 16-page booklet with lots of information and pictures from the show itself plus some from the days before this new CD release is - just like the first two releases on AudiRec (the already sold-out titles “Elvis At The Hilton” and “Opening Night 1975”) - also limited to only 300 copies.

Tracklisting:
15.12.1975 - Closing show, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel
CD1
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Tryin' To Get To You 06. And I Love You So 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. Hound Dog 10. Dialogue 11. I' m Leavin' 12. You Gave Me A Mountain 13. Polk Salad Annie

CD2
01. Band Introductions 02. What’d I Say (Instrumental - James Burton) 03. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 04. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 05. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 06. School Day #1 07. School Day #2 08. Just Pretend 09. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) 11. America (The Beautiful) 12. Burning Love (false start only) 13. Sweet, Sweet Spirit (J. D. Sumner & Stamps) 14. Little Sister 15. One Night 16. Until It's Time For You To Go 17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 19. O Sole Mio (with false start) / It's Now Or Never 20. Can't Help Falling In Love 21. Closing Vamp
Update June 27, 2015


Las Vegas' Voice - Volume One

Coming soon from the Rock Legends label is the first volume of '' Las Vegas' Voice '', featuring the complete February 2, 1974 Midnight show. It's not often recordings from Elvis' 10th concert season in Las Vegas were released in such good quality. This show is taken from an unreleased original booth recording and way above average from the standard audience recording. The sound quality is excellent and reveal altogether that Elvis was happy to be back in Vegas, especially with his new contract for appearing only two weeks instead of the usual four weeks up to the August 1973 season. Besides the only released soundboard from the January / February Las Vegas season this is certainly one of the best sounding show ever put out from this engagement. Watch out for the second volume with a complete unreleased show from the very same season !

Tracks :

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Trying To Get To You - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Johnny B. Goode - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Killing Me Softly ( featuring Voice ) - 13. Spanish Eyes - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can't Stop Loving You - 18. Help Me - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There ( with two reprises ) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp .
July 17, 2015


Out now - One Week In August 1972

Out now is the new Rock Legends release '' One Week In August 1972 '' a double CD set. Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and pleasure. He added new songs into his repertoire such as '' What Now My Love '' , '' My Way '' and went back into his post-army days with '' Fever '' who will become a favorite for many fans at that time . The first CD features the opening show of August 4, 1972 recorded from the audience and in great quality for such recordings, certainly one of the best sounding audience from that year. The original tape is missing a few songs and those were replaced with the songs from the first concert of the second night and extra bonus tracks from that dinner show, including his first live version of '' Fever ''. The sound of these audience recordings were remastered from the original recordings for the best quality possible.

The line-up songs of the opening night gave a very different and dynamic performance with '' A Big Hunk 'O Love '' as the second number followed by '' Never Been To Spain ''. '' Mystery Train / Tiger Man '' took the spot of '' Polk Salad Annie '' that night ( not performed ) and the medley part of the show was of great quality and sung with sincerity. His two new ballads were also added and '' My Babe '' made a comeback into the show replacing '' Suspicious Minds '', but unfortunately only for his opening show. '' An American Trilogy '' was the show stopper of this season and often performed before the closing number.

A week later at the August 12, 1972 M.S. was still in control and has changed a bit the line up and went back to what would become his standard, however since his opening he added some songs performed that year like '' For The Good Times '' and '' Until It's Time For You To Go '', a few others just made it back into the show ; Polk Salad Annie, Suspicious Minds, I Got A Woman / Amen and Proud Mary. This second CD features a show of excellent quality and recorded from the soundboard.

Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week of August 1972 in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.

CD #1 August 4, 1972 O.S.
Tracks :
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3 -A Big Hunk 'O Love 4- Never Been To Spain 5- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 6- Love Me Tender 7- Mystery Train / Tiger Man 8- What Now My Love ** 9- Love Me 10- Little Sister / Get Back 11- Blue Suede Shoes 12- The Wonder Of You * 13- One Night 14- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 15- Hound Dog 16 My Way ** 17 - My Babe 18- An American Trilogy * 19- Elvis introduces Sammy Davis Jr. 20- Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp
Bonus tracks :
21- Polk Salad Annie 22- What Now My Love 23- Fever ** 24- A Big Hunk 'O Love 25- Suspicious Minds

CD #2 August 12, 1972 M.S.
Tracks :
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4- Proud Mary 5- Never Been To Spain 6- Until It's Time For You To Go 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8- Polk Salad Annie 9- What Now My Love ( with false start ) 10- Fever 11- Love Me 12- Blue Suede Shoes 13- One Night 14- All Shook Up 15- ( Let Me Be Your ) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 16 - Heartbreak Hotel 17- Hound Dog 18- For The Good Times 19- Suspicious Minds 20- Band introductions 21- My Way 22- An American Trilogy 23- A Big Hunk 'O Love 24 -Tiger Man ( opening only ) 25- Can't Help Falling In Love 26- Closing vamp
Tracks 23-26 recorded on August 11, 1972 dinner show
Update July 17, 2015


The Man From Memphis

Coming out soon is the 6th and last volume of Straight Arrow's „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTERTAPES“ series - a double-digipak CD release, called "THE MAN FROM MEMPHIS", featuring the May 13th 3am 1973 and Portland, November 26th, 1976 shows.

Every great story have its beginning and the end. With this special release, we conclude our „Rick Rennie recordings“ series. We are delighted with the good feedback and excellent reviews that this series has received thus far. And it has been a pleasure to give Rick's recordings new life, attention and care that they deserve.

Technically, Lake Tahoe show is one of Rick's finest recordings. Yes we are aware that FTD label released a soundboard of this highly unusual concert back in 2003, but we feel that this tape is very much listenable and definitely more atmospheric, compared with rather sterile soundboard that they put out. Additionally, Rick's recording captured moments from this show that are not on the soundboard, including the reprise of the 2001 Theme and the second Closing vamp.

The Portland '76 show was the last one captured by Rick. A lot had happened in the three years between the shows on this release, but the Portland concert is actually a pretty decent one for the time. Elvis had lost some weight since the previous tour, he was in good voice, and he seemed a little more upbeat at these shows, though he still looked tired in photos.

Without guys like Rick Rennie, we would be missing many interesting pieces of the Elvis story. Rick had the foresight to capture the excitement of Elvis in concert, and his body of work deserves a place in the collection of every serious Elvis scholar.

As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak edition is limited to 500 copies. If you have enjoyed previous five volumes of the „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTER TAPES“ series, you cannot go wrong with our "MAN FROM MEMPHIS" set!

Tracklist:

CD1 – Sunday, May 13th, 1973 3am, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra #1 - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Love Me - 08. Blue Suede Shoes - 09. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Shake Rattle & Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 10. My Way - 11. Hound Dog - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. I'll Remember You - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away - 19. It's Over - 20. Release Me - 21. Faded Love - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp #1 - 24. Also Sprach Zarathustra #2 - 25. Closing Vamp #2 / Announcements.

CD2 – Friday, November 26th, 1976, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. It's Now Or Never - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America (The Beautiful) - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 27. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 28. Funny How Times Slip Away - 29. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 30. Blue Christmas - 31. That's All Right - 32. Can't Help Falling In Love - 33. Closing Vamp.
Update July 14, 2015


In Fine Form

Expected soon is new CD entitled ”IN FINE FORM” (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2015-03) recorded in Las Vegas, NV, February 9th, Midnight show.

It's not often that a totally "unknown" concert recording turns up, so we are rather pleased to be able to release this unreleased audience-recorded tape for collectors worldwide. And a rather nice one it is too, with EP in fine form and presenting a more solid and vocally satisfying show than at some of the other shows from this engagement. This tape, recorded during the February 9th, 1973 midnight show, it's very good-sounding recording, and Elvis' strong, no-nonsense delivery that night makes this release a worthwhile addition to your collection!

The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with some less-known, cool images taken on January 14, 1973, in Hawaii.

Tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Medley: 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. 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. Band Introductions - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp.
Running time: 45:55
Update July 14, 2015


Final Curtain - The Ultimate Edition

Just out now, and also completely sold out before it went into distribution is "Final Curtain - The Ultimate Edition".
It features 14 CD's + 7-DVD's. Tracklisting can be seen on the backcover.
July 14, 2015


Rock Is back

To be released soon (early September) from the "VV" label an unreleased show from the magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season titled "ROCK IS BACK" and will feature the Las Vegas August 15, 1969 Midnight Show. We are glad and overall happy to have the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first season.

VV label for his seventh release is proud to present the complete show from August 15th midnight performance of the first Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 15th, as presented on this double vinyl set, represents one of the best show of Elvis’ first and maybe best Vegas season, Elvis’ first Vegas act is incredible, like a wild animal free from his cage, Elvis gave life to a memorable first season. Dressed in black tunic, Elvis stepped in the stage shaking, gyrating like nothing was changed in the last 9 years of his absence from the stage, He performed the best of his past hits and the new two singles from the Memphis 1969 sessions. The music is the focus of the season, Elvis appear better than ever, concentrate and strong He delivered a long show with no surprises in the track list respect the season, but pure dynamite from the begin to the end of the show.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the first 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 trying to achieve a more clear sound and 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 Tape is almost complete, missing a little part of the Life Story dialogue , while we have been able to include Can’t help falling in Love from a different source of the same show in the matter to give to the show the deserved completeness. So enjoy our work and realize: this is one of the best possible audience recording of this season you can find all around! In spite the RCA recording of the last week of the season; here you have the chance to listen to a solid and powerful Elvis in an almost complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording.

As usually We try always to give more release after release at least something different, this new LP comes with an CLASSIC SLEEVE AS OUR Last RELEASE, WITH A FEW BEAUTIFUL concert giving an unique view. The bonus cd comes with expanded tracklist with included a few tracks from an alternate source , the same used to complete the concert with the song Can’t help Falling in Love . We decide to include expanded booklet Lp sized to complete this beautiful package.

The LP 150 VINYL GRAM, IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES

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

LP Tracks:
Side A
01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02.I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel

Side B
06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Memories 09. Mystery Train/Tiger Man

Side C
10 . Life Story 11.Baby What You Want Me To Do 12.Runaway 13.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14.Yesterday 15. Hey Jude

Side D
16. Band Introduction&Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 17. In The Ghetto 18. Suspicious Minds 19. What‘d I Say *20. Can’t Help Falling Love
approximate time 65 min

BONUS CD Tracks:
01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02.I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Memories 09. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 10 . Life Story 11.Baby What You Want Me To Do 12.Runaway 13.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14.Yesterday 15. Hey Jude 16. Band Introduction&Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 17. In The Ghetto 18. Suspicious Minds 19. What‘d I Say*20. Can’t Help Falling Love *21. Baby What You Want Me To Do*22.Runaway *23. In The Ghetto *24. Suspicious Minds
*denote a difference source
Approximate time: 80.00
Update June 28, 2015



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Giving You All I Got

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "GIVING YOU ALL I GOT " and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 10, 1972 MS. This will be the second volume dedicated on August 1972 Vegas season and it will see the light at the begin of September.

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 August 10th midnight show, a great show from one of the best Las Vegas season,... Elvis' love and joy in the singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it. After an incredible June tour with the four historical New York performances…Elvis is back in Las Vegas for the classic Summer Season…. The seventh season presents maybe for the last time Elvis at his best. Elvis still able to delivery a show in continue development with a very large range of musical tastes delivered at the best of the man possibilities. The show here presented consist is a collection of songs of quality which was the very best Elvis had ever performed on stage.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is excellent considering the early Vegas Season. It sounds incredible to get such audio quality from a tape of 43 years ago, so we proud of to be able to give the chance to you listen the show like you were one of the lucky people who attended the real show. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and delivering it at the right speed.

As the previous release the SR to celebrate the 10 years of activities this new release will be housed in a special large digipack 7” (17,5x17.5 cm) with inside a six pages booklet&poster +bonus card each one sealed individually. Due the extreme success of the previous initiative we decide to give you more!! For this new CD all the 500 copies will be accompanied from a bonus EP vinyl 33 rpm speed including four songs from the show.

Tracks:
CD
01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Proud Mary 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go 06. You’Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. What Now My Love 09. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 10 . Love Me 11.Blue Suede Shoes 12. Heartbreak Hotel 13. All Shook Up 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Hound Dog 16. For The Good Times 17. Suspicious Minds 18. Band Introduction 19. My Way 20. An America Trilogy 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Time 58.00 min

EP
Side A
01. Until It’s Time For You To Go 02. You’Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling

Side B
01. Polk Salad Annie 02. For The Good Times
Time 14,00 min
Update June 28, 2015


Uniondale Hysteria,Final Day

Out now is the third volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This third and final cd is entitled UNIONDALE HYSTERIA,Final Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this last day Elvis delivery a solid show….. replacing the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art them for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the nail studded jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt far better respect the previous two shows. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show. Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific shot from Elvis leaving the hotel for the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino&Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!
Collect Them All!!!

Track list:

As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. I’m Leaving 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. What Now My Love 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I’ll Remember You 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. An American Trilogy 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love
time 55,00 min.
Update June 22, 2015


One Week In August 1972

The label Rock Legends will release soon the double CD set '' One Week In August 1972 ''. Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and pleasure. He added new songs into his repertoire such as '' What Now My Love '' , '' My Way '' and went back into his post-army days with '' Fever '' who will become a favorite for many fans at that time . The first CD features the opening show of August 4, 1972 recorded from the audience and in great quality for such recordings, certainly one of the best sounding audience from that year. The original tape is missing a few songs and those were replaced with the songs from the first concert of the second night and extra bonus tracks from that dinner show, including his first live version of '' Fever ''. The sound of these audience recordings were remastered from the original recordings for the best quality possible.

The line-up songs of the opening night gave a very different and dynamic performance with '' A Big Hunk 'O Love '' as the second number followed by '' Never Been To Spain ''. '' Mystery Train / Tiger Man '' took the spot of '' Polk Salad Annie '' that night ( not performed ) and the medley part of the show was of great quality and sung with sincerity. His two new ballads were also added and '' My Babe '' made a comeback into the show replacing '' Suspicious Minds '', but unfortunately only for his opening show. '' An American Trilogy '' was the show stopper of this season and often performed before the closing number.

A week later at the August 12, 1972 M.S. was still in control and has changed a bit the line up and went back to what would become his standard, however since his opening he added some songs performed that year like '' For The Good Times '' and '' Until It's Time For You To Go '', a few others just made it back into the show ; Polk Salad Annie, Suspicious Minds, I Got A Woman / Amen and Proud Mary. This second CD features a show of excellent quality and recorded from the soundboard.

Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week of August 1972 in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.

CD #1 August 4, 1972 O.S.
Tracks :
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3 -A Big Hunk 'O Love 4- Never Been To Spain 5- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 6- Love Me Tender 7- Mystery Train / Tiger Man 8- What Now My Love ** 9- Love Me 10- Little Sister / Get Back 11- Blue Suede Shoes 12- The Wonder Of You * 13- One Night 14- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 15- Hound Dog 16 My Way ** 17 - My Babe 18- An American Trilogy * 19- Elvis introduces Sammy Davis Jr. 20- Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp
Bonus tracks :
21- Polk Salad Annie 22- What Now My Love 23- Fever ** 24- A Big Hunk 'O Love 25- Suspicious Minds

CD #2 August 12, 1972 M.S.
Tracks :
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4- Proud Mary 5- Never Been To Spain 6- Until It's Time For You To Go 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8- Polk Salad Annie 9- What Now My Love ( with false start ) 10- Fever 11- Love Me 12- Blue Suede Shoes 13- One Night 14- All Shook Up 15- ( Let Me Be Your ) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 16 - Heartbreak Hotel 17- Hound Dog 18- For The Good Times 19- Suspicious Minds 20- Band introductions 21- My Way 22- An American Trilogy 23- A Big Hunk 'O Love 24 -Tiger Man ( opening only ) 25- Can't Help Falling In Love 26- Closing vamp
Tracks 23-26 recorded on August 11, 1972 dinner show
Update June 19, 2015


Elvis '65 & Something Blue

‘’ ELVIS ‘65 ‘’ - RCA 10th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM ( ‘’ ELVIS FOR EVERYONE’’ ALTERNATE ALBUM )
1965 celebrated the 10th anniversary of Elvis signing to RCA in November 1955. RCA released an ‘anniversary album’ with contained many , for that time, unreleased tracks and 1 overdubbed SUN recording. The album was titled ‘Elvis For Everyone ‘. “Elvis For Everyone!” was available at different countries around the world like in Italy where it was called “Elvis ´65” with the same track listing. So, the tracklist had nothing to do with Elvis’ 1965 recordings.

This stunning new ‘’ ELVIS ‘65 ‘’ digipack release contains 20 of the best outtakes and alternate versions of Elvis’ 1965 single releases and studio recordings. Although 1965 saw probably one of Elvis’ weakest recordings output, these 20 tracks show that he could still deliver the goods. It’s a truly enjoyable CD release !!

blue river – original album version wisdom of the ages – take 9 everybody come aboard – take 10 tomorrow night – overdub version, correct speed you’ll be gone – take 1 sand castles – take 8 do the clam – movie version please don’t stop loving me – take 18 datin’ – alternate mix i’m yours – take 2 frankie and johnny – take 1 so close, yet so far – take 4 long lonely highway – single master crying in the chapel – take 3 puppet on a string – take 7 kismet – take 4 easy question – take 3 this is my heaven – take 4 beginner’s luck – master with additional intro harem holiday – take 2

‘’ SOMETHING BLUE – LOVE BALLADS OF THE SIXTIES ‘’

A really beautiful release with a stunning cover, containing 28 hard to find outtakes of some Elvis’ best ballads, recorded in the sixties. The ultimate Elvis LOVE collection. Most tracks are unreleased in this form !! Some highlights are the hard to find version of It Hurts Me without the backing vocals, the original mono version of Home Is Where The Heart Is, the original album mix of Let’s Forget About The Stars and the master of What Now, What Next, Where To including the studio count- in.

something blue – take 6 pocketful of rainbows – take 3 it hurts me – without backing vocals thrill of your love – take 2 she’s not you – take 2 doin’ the best i can – take 9 angel – take 6 love me tonight – take 4 can’t help falling in love – take 26 please don’t stop loving me – take 10 today, tomorrow and forever – take 4 home is where the heart is – original mono i met her today – take 6 the girl i never loved – take 11 that’s someone you never forget – take 7 love letters – take 7 are you lonesome tonight – take 2 fame and fortune – take 9 i’ll remember you – vocal overdub anything that’s part of you – take 7 they remind me too much of you – take 7 what now, what next, where too – master incl. count in there’s always me – take 9 indescribably blue – vocal overdub i need somebody to lean on – take 8 startin’ today – take 2 almost – strings overdub let’s forget about the stars – album mix
Update June 17, 2015



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Uniondale Hysteria,Final Day

The MxF label will release soon the third volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This third and final cd is entitled UNIONDALE HYSTERIA,Final Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this last day Elvis delivery a solid show….. replacing the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art them for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the nail studded jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt far better respect the previous two shows. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show. Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific shot from Elvis leaving the hotel for the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino&Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!
Collect Them All!!!

Track list:

As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. I’m Leaving 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. What Now My Love 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I’ll Remember You 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. An American Trilogy 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love
time 55,00 min.
Update June 6, 2015


Elvis Still Has It - Out Now!

Recorded live in Las Vegas NE, on August 09, 1972 Midnight show

The new release from the "SR" label titled "Elvis Still Has It " that features the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 09, 1972 MS. is out now.

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 August 9th midnight show, a great show from one of the best Las Vegas season,... Elvis' love and joy in the singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

After an incredible June tour with the four historical New York performances…Elvis is back in Las Vegas for the classic Summer Season…. The seventh season presents maybe for the last time Elvis at his best. Elvis still able to deliver a show in continue development with a very large range of musical tastes delivered at the best of the man possibilities. The show here presented consist is a collection of songs of quality which was the very best Elvis had ever performed on stage.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is excellent considering the early Vegas Season. It sounds incredible to get such audio quality from a tape of 43 years ago, so we proud of to be able to give the chance to you listen the show like you were one of the lucky people who attended the real show. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and trying to achieve best possible results.

In the previous release the SR printed to celebrate the 10 years of activities a special large packing with inside a six pages booklet & poster +bonus card. We talk of special deluxe edition of 50 copies sealed individually.
Due the extreme success of the initiative we decide to give you more!! For this new CD all the 500 copies is printed in this special package of 17x17 cm size with inside six pages of booklet & poster +bonus card.. each one sealed individually.

Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.Proud Mary 04.Until It’s Time For You To Go 05.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06.You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07.Polk Salad Annie 08.What Now My Love 09.Fever 10.Love Me 11.Blue Suede Shoes 12.One Night 13.Little Sister/Get Back 14.Heartbreak Hotel 15.Hound Dog 16.For The Good Times 17.Suspicious Minds 18.Introductions 19.My Way 20.A Big Hunk O’ Love 21.An American Trilogy 22.Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
Time 58.00 min
Update May 22, 2015


"827 Thomas Street"

"827 THOMAS STREET"

very limited...............full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. The perfect set to accompany your FTD '69 releases! As a bonus there is a newly remastered version of "THE MEMPHIS RECORD", this great album contained alternate mixes and some of the best versions ever heard. Get it while you can and get back to 1969.

tracklisting:
disc 1
01 after loving you / unedited master take 4 02 in the ghetto / take 5,6,7 03 if I’m a fool (for loving you) / take 4,5 04 if I’m a fool (for loving you) / unedited undubbed master take 9 05 hey jude / take 6 + undubbed master take 7 06 long black limousine / take 1,2 07 I’m movin’ on / fully overdubbed take 2 08 inherit the wind / fully overdubbed vocal overdub #2 09 from a jack to a king / take 4 (incl false starts) 10 long black limousine / take 3,4,5 11 long black limousine / vocal repair master take 9 12 only the strong survive / rehearsal, take 2,3 13 rubberneckin’/ partially overdubbed take 2 14 in the ghetto / take 8,9,10 15 in the ghetto / partially overdubbed master take 22 16 from a jack to a king / undubbed unrepaired master take 5 17 only the strong survive / take 4 (incl false starts) 18 true love travels on a gravel road / take 8,9 19 true love travels on a gravel road / take 3

disc2
01 and the grass won’t pay no mind / take 4 02 and the grass won’t pay no mind / unrepaired undubbed master take 6 03 kentucky rain / take 4, 9 (incl false starts) 04 do you know who I am? / take 2 (incl false starts) 05 any day now / take 3 (incl false starts) 06 gentle on my mind / vocal overdub master take 3 07 any day now / unrepaired undubbed master take 6 08 only the strong survive / take 7,8 (incl false starts) 09 only the strong survive / take 11 10 true love travels on a gravel road / take 5 11 wearin’that loved on look / take 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 12 wearin’that loved on look / take 11 13 wearin’that loved on look / draft tape mix 14 a little bit of green / unedited unrepaired master take 3 15 this is the story / take 1, partially overdubbed master take 2 16 don’t cry daddy / acetate version 17 inherit the wind / partially overdubbed draft tape composite 18 suspicious minds / partially overdubbed master take 8 19 it’s my way-this time-i can’t stop loving you / jam

disc3
01 do you know who i am? / take 6,7 (unrepaired undubbed master) 02 you’ll think of me / take 14 03 only the strong survive / take 5,6 (incl false starts) 04 my little friend / unedited undubbed master 05 who am I? / undubbed master take 1 06 without love / undubbed master take 5 07 it keeps right on a-hurtin’/ undubbed master take 3 (incl false starts) 08 mama liked the roses / harmony vocal overdub master 09 power of my love / take 4 (incl false starts) 10 power of my love / take 5,6a,6b 11 stranger in my own home town / unedited undubbed master 12 i’ll be there / alt. master #6 with excessive vocal echo 13 the fair’s moving on / vocal overdubbed master take 1 14 gentle on my mind / vocal overdubbed master (organ mix version) 15 suspicious minds / extended master without fade 16 in the ghetto / partially overdubbed master take 22 (unrepaired vocal) 17 poor man’s gold / take 1 with vocal overdub

disc4
01 in the ghetto / live august 21 1969 (ms) 02 suspicious minds / live august 21 1969 (ms) 03 hey jude / live august 24 1969 (ms) 04 inherit the wind / live august 26 1969 (ds) 05 rubberneckin’/ live august 26 1969 (ms) 06 this is the story / live august 26 1969 (ms) 07 true love travels on a gravel road / live january 26 1970 08 kentucky rain / live february 23 1970 (cs) 09 don’t cry daddy / live february 23 1970 (cs) 10 after loving you / home recording february 1966 11 memory revival / instrumental 12 poor man’s gold / instrumental track only 13 come out come out (wherever you are) / complete instrumental jam

disc5
the memphis record
(this album contains alternate mixes and versions) 01 stranger in my own home town 02 power of my love 03 only the strong survive overdubbed master with backup vocal overdubs 04 any day now 05 suspicious minds 06 long black limousine 07 wearin’that loved on look / vocal replacement overdubbed master 08 i’ll hold you in my heart 09 after loving you 10 rubberneckin’ 11 i’m movin’on / overdubbed take 2 with vocal replacement 12 gentle on my mind 13 true love travels on a gravel road overdubbed master without elvis’ harmony vocal overdub 14 it keeps right on a-hurtin’ 15 you’ll think of me 16 mama liked the roses 17 don’t cry daddy 18 in the ghetto 19 the fair’s moving on 20 inherit the wind / fully overdubbed vocal overdub #1 21 kentucky rain 22 without love 23 who am I?
Update May 14, 2015


No More Feedbacks !

No More Feedbacks ! - Fort Worth, TX June 3, 1976

This concert was released nine (9) years ago as a double CD set titled '' The Elvis Presley Show - Holding Down The Fort '' and featured part of the opening acts on the first CD. The original tape had some damages and omissions, and therefore the show was made complete while using the same songs performed a month later at the same venue. It was well edited and runs as a complete show. It isn't most popular period for Elvis' concert but the two shows recorded in Fort Worth, TX turned out to be rather good at the time. The sound engineer Bruce Jackson was on a lucky and bad day altogether, but Elvis' mood turned the situation into a good one for his best sounding man on tour.

This concert has been unavailable for many years now and no doubts some younger fans, or others who missed it would like to have this now into their collection. It will be a very limited edition and here's your chance to get a copy !!!

Tracks :

01 - Introduction Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:47 ; 02 - C.C. Rider 4:40 ; 03 - I Got A Woman / Amen 7:39 ; 04 - Love Me 2:34 ; 05 - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 3:22 ; 06 - You Gave Me A Mountain 3:24 ; 07 - All Shook Up 1:05 ; 08 - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:58 ; 09 - Heartbreak Hotel 1:52 ; 10 - Help Me 2:38 ; 11 - Jailhouse Rock 1:36 ; 12 - Fever 3:11 ; 13 - Polk Salad Annie 3:51 ; 14 - Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band 3:07 ; 15 - Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) 102 ; 16 - What I'd Say? (James Burton) 057 ; 17 - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) 055 ; 18 - Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) 1:27 ; 19 - Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) 1:36 ; 20 - Piano solo (Tony Brown) 1:17 ; 21 - Electric piano solo (David Briggs) 1:00 ; 22 - Love Letters 2:43 ; 23 - Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, orchestra 0:25 ; 24 - School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 1:18 ; 25 - "Happy Birthday" to Bruce Jackson 0:26 ; 26 - Hurt 1:53 ; 27 - Hurt (full reprise) 1:57 ; 28 - Hound Dog 2:58 ; 29 - Funny How Time Slips Away 4:36 ; 30 - Can't Help Falling In Love 1:42 ; 31 - Closing vamp and announcements
Total time : 70:18 minutes
Tracks 11 and 28-31 recorded at the same venue, on July 3, 1976
Update May 10, 2015


Ol' Snake Hips Is In Town!

From „The Rick Rennie master tapes“ Vol. 5

Friday, August 21st, 1970 Dinner & Midnight Shows, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2015-32-02 Coming out soon is the 5th volume of Straight Arrow's „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTERTAPES“ series - a double-digipak CD release, called "OL' SNAKE HIPS IS IN TOWN!", featuring the August 21st, 1970 Las Vegas dinner and midnight shows.

Of the six shows that Rick recorded during this engagement, the shows on August 21st, 1970 were his favorite. The shows captured here represent Elvis at his zenith. His enthusiasm for performing live in front of an audience is so obvious, and his powerful charisma shines brighter than ever. Interestingly, he performs 'Tiger Man' as stand-alone versions here, and introduces it as his "second record" in a very matter-of-fact way. He also sings a snatch of the Buck Owens classic 'Crying Time', which really makes you wish that he'd recorded a proper version of it.

The August 21st, 1970 Dinner show was first released in 1998 („FROM VEGAS TO MACON“) and reissued in 2011 („AUGUST RELOADED“). The August 21st, 1970 Midnight show was first released in 2001 („YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'“) and was never re-released - until now.

As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak edition is limited to 500 copies. If you enjoyed previous volumes of the „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTER TAPES“ series, you cannot go wrong with "OL' SNAKE HIPS IS IN TOWN!". If you're a fan who only wants his finest shows - get it. If you're a fan who's not too well -versed on audience recordings - make sure that this one is your first purchase. If you are a collector who knows Straight Arrow and appreciates what the label stands for - then getting this new release is your # 1 priority. Another true gem from the label that cares. Tracklist:

CD1 – Friday, August 21, 1970 Dinner Show

01. Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Tiger Man - 05. Monologue - 06. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 07. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 08. Sweet Caroline - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Happy Birthday to James Burton - 14. Introductions cont'd - 15. Introduction of Neil Diamond / Holly Holy (excerpt) - 16. Introduction of Elvis' grandmother Minnie Mae - 17. The Wonder Of You - 18. Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starts) - 19. One Night - 20. All Shook Up (false start only) / Blue Suede Shoes (with false start) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 21. Hound Dog - 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 23. Suspicious Minds - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

CD2 – Friday, August 21, 1970 Midnight Show

01. Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) - 04. Tiger Man - 05. Monologue - 06. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. Cryin' Time (with false start) - 09. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (with false start) - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. Johnny B. Goode - 14. Introductions cont'd - 15. Introduction of actor Henry Silva, comedian Jack E. Leonard, comedian Rusty Warren - 16. The Wonder Of You - 17. Along Came Jones (excerpt) - 18. Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starts) - 19. One Night - 20. All Shook Up (2 false starts only) / Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 21. Hound Dog - 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 23. Suspicious Minds - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
Update May 9, 2015



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ELVIS STILL HAS IT

Recorded live in Las Vegas NE, on August 09, 1972 Midnight show

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Elvis Still Has It " and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 09, 1972 MS.

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 August 9th midnight show, a great show from one of the best Las Vegas season,... Elvis' love and joy in the singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

After an incredible June tour with the four historical New York performances…Elvis is back in Las Vegas for the classic Summer Season…. The seventh season presents maybe for the last time Elvis at his best. Elvis still able to deliver a show in continue development with a very large range of musical tastes delivered at the best of the man possibilities. The show here presented consist is a collection of songs of quality which was the very best Elvis had ever performed on stage.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is excellent considering the early Vegas Season. It sounds incredible to get such audio quality from a tape of 43 years ago, so we proud of to be able to give the chance to you listen the show like you were one of the lucky people who attended the real show. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and trying to achieve best possible results.

In the previous release the SR printed to celebrate the 10 years of activities a special large packing with inside a six pages booklet & poster +bonus card. We talk of special deluxe edition of 50 copies sealed individually.
Due the extreme success of the initiative we decide to give you more!! For this new CD all the 500 copies will be printed in this special package of 17x17 cm size with inside six pages of booklet & poster +bonus card.. each one sealed individually.

Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.Proud Mary 04.Until It’s Time For You To Go 05.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06.You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07.Polk Salad Annie 08.What Now My Love 09.Fever 10.Love Me 11.Blue Suede Shoes 12.One Night 13.Little Sister/Get Back 14.Heartbreak Hotel 15.Hound Dog 16.For The Good Times 17.Suspicious Minds 18.Introductions 19.My Way 20.A Big Hunk O’ Love 21.An American Trilogy 22.Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
Time 58.00 min
Update May 4, 2015


I Am Going To Have To Play The Piano On This

For the first time ever on full cd: - elvis at the piano - out now !!!

From his earliest recordings, Elvis would sit at the studio piano and get in the mood for a session by singing some of the old and great songs. Sometimes he would go to the piano between takes or between songs, perhaps to center himself by returning to his roots. Fans have always greatly enjoyed the survived recordings of Elvis at the piano, although strangely enough a full album of these recordings was never released.

Until now....

Housed in a stunning jewelcase with 8 page full color booklet with great ‘Elvis at the piano’ pics and liner notes, this is a release you simply can’t ignore.
It has a very limited edition of only 300 copies.

1. Introduction by Elvis / After Loving You ( take 2 ) 2. Old Shep ( take 5 ) 3. ( There’ll Be ) Peace In The Valley ( For Me ) ( take 1 ) 4. Playing For Keeps 5. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ( piano overdub ) 6. The Fool ( home recording, 1959 ) 7. What Now My Love ( home recording, 1966 ) 8. Beyond The Reef ( undubbed master ) 9. If I Loved You ( home recording, 1966 ) 10. You’ll Never Walk Alone ( take 2 ) 11. I’ll Hold You In My Heart ( unedited master ) 12. Blueberry Hill / Lawdy Miss Clawdy ( Live, FEB 23 1970 CS ) 13. I Will Be True ( unedited master ) 14. It’s Still Here ( take 5 ) 15. I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen ( undubbed master ) 16. Rags To Riches ( Live, Pittsburgh, DEC 31, 1976 ) 17. Where No One Stands Alone ( Live, February 16, 1977) 17. Unchained Melody ( Live, Rapid City, June 21, 1977 – undubbed )
BONUS - MGM REHEARSAL JULY 15, 1970:
18. How The Web Was Woven / Mona Lisa / My Wish Came True
Update April 30, 2015


Out Now - Uniondale Hysteria ,Second Day

The MxF label released their second volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This second cd is entitled Uniondale Hysteria,Second Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this second day Elvis seems more relaxed and even more focused on the songs….. in spite He skips two more recent tunes like I’m leaving and I’ll Remember You, replacing them with two classic from fifties as Heartbreak hotel and All Shook Up the show sounds better …. On stage is an impressive figure in the Fire jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was restored trying to remove the background noise trying to let intact the feeling of the concert and overall your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is good, considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific live shot from the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Second Day the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!

Track list:
As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM
01.2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman /Amen 04.Love Me Tender (+ 1 false start) 05.Steamroller Blues 06.You Gave Me A Mountain 07.Love Me 08.Blue Suede Shoes 09.Rock Medley 10.Heartbreak Hotel 11.Bridge Over Troubled Water 12.Fever 13.Hound Dog 14.What Now My Love 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Band Introductions 17.All Shook Up 18.I Can’t Stop Loving You 19.An American Trilogy 20.A Big Hunk Of Love 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love 22.Closing Vamp/Announcement
time 52,00 min.

Update April 16, 2015



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Uniondale Hysteria ,Second Day

The MxF label will release soon the second volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This second cd is entitled Uniondale Hysteria,Second Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this second day Elvis seems more relaxed and even more focused on the songs….. in spite He skips two more recent tunes like I’m leaving and I’ll Remember You, replacing them with two classic from fifties as Heartbreak hotel and All Shook Up the show sounds better …. On stage is an impressive figure in the Fire jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was restored trying to remove the background noise trying to let intact the feeling of the concert and overall your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is good, considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific live shot from the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Second Day the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!

Track list:
As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM
01.2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman /Amen 04.Love Me Tender (+ 1 false start) 05.Steamroller Blues 06.You Gave Me A Mountain 07.Love Me 08.Blue Suede Shoes 09.Rock Medley 10.Heartbreak Hotel 11.Bridge Over Troubled Water 12.Fever 13.Hound Dog 14.What Now My Love 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Band Introductions 17.All Shook Up 18.I Can’t Stop Loving You 19.An American Trilogy 20.A Big Hunk Of Love 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love 22.Closing Vamp/Announcement
time 52,00 min.

Update April 16, 2015


Elvis Opening Night 1975

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – OPENING NIGHT 1975 – a brandnew CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from March 18, 1975 – well known as the “Opening Night” for Elvis´ March/April Las Vegas 75 Season.

Elvis hadn´t worked in five months when he came back to Las Vegas in March 1975 and although he carried a lot of uncomfortable weight inside his stage clothing, his spirits were higher than they´d been at the start of a Las Vegas engagement in years. If you take a close look to the setlist(s) of this engagement, it shows that Elvis put in really lots of contemporary songs instead of his own “Oldies”. For instance, Opening Night delivered just two songs from the '50s (“Love Me” and “I Got A Woman”). Compared to setlists from the years before this new one was full of good choices. For us listeners of today it is even more: It's GREAT to hear Elvis doing so many well-performed songs!

Expect a fine, decent CD Set containing a great show and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Accompanied by a 16-page booklet with lots of information and pictures from the first couple of shows of the season this new CD release is - just like the first release on AudiRec (the already sold-out 2 CD Set “Elvis At The Hilton) - also limited to only 300 copies.

Tracklisting:

Las Vegas 18.03.1975 Opening Show
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. And I Love You So 05. Let Me Be There [with reprise] 06. It's Midnight 07. Big Boss Man 08. Green Green Grass Of Home [1st live version] 09. Burning Love 10. Love Me 11. Fairytale [1st live version] 12. Band Introductions 13. Lead Guitar Solo [James Burton] 14. Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 15. Bass Solo [Duke Bardwell] 16. Piano Solo [Glen D. Hardin] 17. Electric Piano Solo [David Briggs] 18. Orchestra Solo (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 19. My Boy 20. I'll Remember You 21. Promised Land 22. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming [instrumental excerpt] 23. Until It's Time For You To Go 24. Introduction Of Glen Campbell 25. When It's My Time [J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet] 26. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp
Update April 10, 2015


From Elvis In Murfreesboro

With a little help from our friends at “Audionics” we are able to present another fine CD release by TNT Records – this time it´s the show in Murfreesboro/Tennessee from May 7th 1975. Here we go with a concert (recorded from the soundboard) that has coincidently its 10th year anniversary related to its first release on – you guessed it – Audionics. For this new release the guys from “Audionics” have remastered their 2005 Version and out comes a significantly better sound – you will like it! The concert is COMPLETE and this is rare (if not unique!) for an SB recording from April/May 75.

When Elvis was ready for his April/May 1975 tour it was already clear that it would be another big success in his career. By now the “King” was such an iconic performer that it virtually was a matter of unimportance to his many fans if he sang his usual setlist or just read the names of the local phonebook. No, not really of course. But in some way it was simply astounding how fans – maybe mostly female fans – reacted when Elvis came to town. Already on the second station of the tour Jacksonville Journal Staff Writer Sandy Strickland wrote in her article titled “Elvis Presley (Sigh) Is Here!” that “One woman threatened suicide. Another is fasting in some mystical hope that it will bring the desired results. Secretaries have threatened to put all phones on hold or close down the entire switchboard while they try to catch a glimpse of him” and explained this behavior very simple with “Elvis is in town”.

Take your time and read the full article within the 16 page booklet that accompanies the release. It also has many photos from the concert and the whole tour.

Enjoy Elvis in his last concert from the above mentioned tour. The “Closing Show” can easily be called a fine performance from a seemingly relaxed entertainer. The year of ´75 didn´t look that promising at the very beginning, but with two more soon to follow extremely successful tours all through the country Elvis headed for more fun, as being on stage in front of thousands of fans was more than likely what he just loved. As Joe Esposito, his Road Manager, said once in one of his many interviews: “Elvis Presley loved to be Elvis Presley!”

tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen [medley] 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. Love Me Tender 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel [medley] 09. The Wonder Of You 10. Burning Love 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode 13. Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 14. Bass Solo [Jerry Scheff] 15. Piano Solo [Glen D. Hardin] 16. School Day 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water 18. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 19. I'll Remember You 20. Let Me Be There 21. An American Trilogy 22. Funny How Time Slips Away 23. Hound Dog 24. Little Darlin' 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
Update April 10, 2015