VIVA LAS VEGAS - SPLICED TAKES SPECIAL

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 10

CMT is proud to present their latest addition to this great series.
This time they choose to do the "fan favorite" "Viva Las Vegas" including 15 (!) unreleased new spliced takes!

All songs from the movie are included, so besides the Elvis tracks, you also get the Ann Margret Songs and "The Climb" performed by George McFadden
One of the highlight probably is the "longer" version of "If You Think..."  it has been created using 8 splices and includes multiple sax solo's
"Do the Vega" has been giving an extra "touch" by repeating the "Shake like a son...."  portion which makes it sound more up to date and modern.
"Santa Lucia" has a longer intro and extra instrumental break. The title track also sound very different due to the use of 3 takes and 4 splices.
As always you get a lot of value in these releases, since almost everything sounds very different then usual without fake remixes.

"If you think you don't need this release.... then baby you're wrong!

Make sure to order your copy now!

Viva Las Vegas - Spliced take 4,6,2,2 
Night Life - Spliced take 1,2,8  
Yellow Rose of Texas - Spliced take 2,7
The Lady Loves Me - Spliced take 3,6  
C'mon Everybody - Spliced take 6,7  
Today, Tomorrow and Forever - Spliced take 1,4,8 
The Climb - take 8 
What'd I Say - Spliced take 1,2  
Do the Vega - Spliced take  5,4,2,2,2,4  
You're the Boss - Spliced take 4,6,9,8,10  
Santa Lucia - Spliced take 2 (track)  2 (v.o.) 
My Rival - Master
If You Think I Don't Need You - Spliced take  9,8,10,12,2,12,7,2 
I Need Somebody To Lean On - Spliced take 17,19
Appreciation - Alternate spliced master
Viva Las Vegas - Spliced take 1 (edit)

Update September 6, 2019

See You Soon  Huntsville, SPECIAL DELUXE COMBO  LP Double Set &DVD

VV Special Product  September 2019

To be released soon (end of September) from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl both the shows of the third day on Huntsville, AL June 01st, 1975, included as a bonus a special documentary DVD that documents Elvis’ live activities in early 1975.. 
This special product will the follow up of the previous successful  First Time In Huntsville published by VV on October 2018.
As Always  VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt, this double set present   Elvis still at his top. After shedding some extra weight the man is ready to face his second tour of 1975. “Elvis was an impressive sight in his new jumpsuit” delivering incredible shows. If Rock is attitude, the man still got it.
<< Streamlined Elvis still has the old magic>> was the headlines of the Huntsville review report. The king is back in good shape, both physically and mentally. The second tour started with 5 sold-out concerts in Huntsville was the audience created an incredible atmosphere in the hall, Elvis’ spirit, and voice knocked them all out.
We are glad to include a special documentary DVD in the matter to document Elvis’ early 1975 life and concert activity. In this way, we hope to give a wider view of the man and his music. We can guarantee that Elvis was greeted with incredible enthusiasm; the popularity in the live scene in the middle of 1975 is at the maximum level. The tour present Elvis still at the top of his rocker possibility, He looks great in his impressive new Silver Phoenix and delivery a great show with a great version of the up-tempo rockers Burning Love, Polk Salad Annie, and T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

 

The   LP  180 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST AUDIO QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including two incredible Huntsville shows with the best audio possible!! Two Soundboard recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.   

STANDARD EDITION SET INFO

2 X Vinyl LP  housed in a deluxe 300 grams gatefold sleeve that includes  
together the double vinyl set a Bonus the DVD and incredible large Poster 30x60 cm both sides printed. Black Vinyl 200 copies.

SPECIAL LIMITED  SET INFO


2 × Vinyl LP, Album, Gatefold cover ,Limited Edition, Red 60 copies  

2 × Vinyl LP, Album, Gatefold cover ,Limited Edition, Blue 60 copies  

Both the colored version will include together with the bonus DVD and an exclusive double set of art card lp sized 300 gram glossy paper.

Please remember!! As usually VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 60 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.

Each copy will be individually sealed and hand numbered.

All the four editions have exclusive bonus contents.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release  will be a really great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

 

LP 1 Sound boarding Recording 
June 01, 1975  2.30 PM

SIDE A
01. Love Me
02. If You Love Me
03. Love Me Tender
04. All Shook Up
05. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
06. The Wonder Of  You
07. Heartbreak Hotel
08. Burning in Love
09. Band Introduction
10. What I’d Say
11. Drums Solo
12. Bass Solo

 

SIDE B

13. Piano Solo
14. Band Introductions 
15. School Day   
16. Release Me
17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
18. Why Me Lord?
19. How Great Thou Art
20. Let Me There
21. Funny How Time Slips Away
22. Little Darling
23. Can’t Help Falling in Love



APPROX RUNNING TIME 52.00 min                                                   

LP 2 Sound boarding Recording
June 01, 1975 8.00  PM

SIDE C

01. Love Me
02.If You Love Me
03. Love Me Tender
04. All Shook Up
05. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
06. The Wonder Of You
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Band Introductions
09. Johnny B. Good
10. Drums Solo
11. Bass Solo
12. Piano Solo
13. Band Introduction
14. School Day

 

SIDE D 

15. I Can’t Stop Loving You
16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
17. I’ll Remember You
18. Let Me Be There
19. Why Me Lord?
20. An American Trilogy
21. Funny How Time Slips Away
22. Little Darling
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love

APPROX RUNNING TIME 51.00 min                                                    

Special Bonus DVD

The 1975 Documentary

-January &February 1975
-Las Vegas  March 1975: Footage of complete See See Rider
-April 1975 Tour, video clips from Jacksonville and Atlanta.
-June 1975 Tour, footage of Huntsville June 1
approx. running time 36.00 min.

Audio Concert .

Stereo mix  with photos animations and audio cd quality songs.
Sound boarding recording  from June 01 ES.
First three tracks  Audience recording from March opening tour show.
Approx. Running Time 60.00 min.
Total Time 96,00 min.

Include Previously Unreleased Material
Fully Restored With Meticulously Remastered Sound and Picture.

Update September 1, 2019

Friday Night Lights

Our new release is titled "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" (SA/SP 2019-59-02). "STRAIGHT ARROW" label is continuing to release early 70s concerts and this new release is a direct follow-up to our July release called "KENTUCKY RAIN" (SA/SP 2019-57-02).
The Las Vegas, February 20th, 1970 Dinner show was previously released by the "SR" label in 2015 from an inferior, degraded copying and basically unlistenable source. The show was incomplete with cuts and running way too slow).
Now you have a chance to listen to this fantastic concert in the best possible quality, for the first time.
The Las Vegas, February 20th, 1970 Midnight show is previously unreleased and it was never available in good quality and in complete form - until now! It is one of greatest Elvis shows ever with “Polk Salad Annie” and “Suspicious Minds” being reprised!!
We decided to add 5 bonus tracks, recorded during the February 21st, 1970 Dinner show. These tracks were never available in decent sound quality either. This recording includes the one-liner of the Pat Boone hit "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano." Unfortunately, no more tracks from this concert were taped.
All material (incl. the bonus tracks) presented on this release was recorded by same person. This release is presented in a de-luxe 8-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 as well as a press review.
Tracklist:
CD1 (20.02.1970 D/S)
01. Orchestra Intro (part) - 02. Opening Vamp (incomplete) / All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 08. Kentucky Rain - 09. Let It Be Me (with false start) - 10. I Can't Stop Loving You - 11. Walk A Mile in My Shoes / In the Ghetto - 12. Sweet Caroline - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Dialogue - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Can't Help Falling in Love.

CD2 (20.02.1970 M/S)
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Opening Vamp - 03. All Shook Up - 04. I Got A Woman - 05. Long Tall Sally (with false start) - 06. Don't Cry Daddy - 07. Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain (with false start) - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile in My Shoes / In the Ghetto - 13. Sweet Caroline - 14. Polk Salad Annie (with reprise) - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Suspicious Minds (with reprise) - 17. Can't Help Falling in Love.
Bonus (21.02.1970 D/S):
18. All Shook Up (incomplete) - 19. I Got A Woman - 20. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano (one line) - 21. Long Tall Sally - 22. Don't Cry Daddy.
This release is expected very soon. In the meantime you may ask your local dealer for audio samples to judge for yourself! It's a new "STRAIGHT ARROW", so you know what to expect, anyway! Every second of these concerts was digitally restored, every click or disturbing clap in quiet songs manually removed, every drop-out or damaged place fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Next "STRAIGHT ARROW" releases will be 1971/1972 shows, so stay tuned!

Green peppers, Onions And Catfish

Our first new release is titled "GREEN PEPPERS, ONIONS AND CATFISH" (EPC 2019-21). 
Now, while some of Elvis import labels are just repackaging and re-releasing old stuff, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The Norfolk, July 20th, 1975 8:30pm show is previously unreleased and it was never before available in complete form and in solid quality! There is an old CDR in circuit of absolutely horrible sound and moreover, it's missing the last couple of songs. Now is a good time to throw this one into garbage can and grab the ultimate version! 
As almost every fan knows, Elvis' July ’75 tour is rated as one of the best Elvis tours ever. The shows were longer and the playlists variable. Vocally, Elvis was in TOP shape. Two dynamic, rocking shows in Norfolk are no exception. Yes there was the (in) famous so called “catfish” incident - but, as usual, the whole story was exaggerated. Among the highlights there are „The Wonder Of You,” „Polk Salad Annie,” „ T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” „How Great Thou Art,” and „It’s Now Or Never.”  One song stands out - one of the very last performances of Chuck Berry’s great „Promised Land.” 
This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape, recorded by a well known American fan. You may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipack with collection of images taken by Len Leech in Norfolk, VA, 1975 E/S. It’s our first 1975 release and we hope to bring you more!
Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. "Catfish incident" - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. All Shook Up - 09. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Hound Dog - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Band Introductions - 14. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 18. School Day - 19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E - 20. Why Me Lord? - 21. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 22. Let Me Be There - 23. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 24. Little Darlin' - 25. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 26. It's Now Or Never - 27. Promised Land - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp.

Softly As I Leave You

Our second new CD is titled "SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU" (EPC 2019-22).
The Las Vegas, August 23rd, 1974 Dinner show is previously unreleased. This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape which was never in circulation! Sound is excellent for an off - line source.  Unfortunately, the last 3 songs were not recorded. Instead of using a very poor sounding secondary source of the same show (missing the last song "Can't Help Falling In Love," anyway), we have decided to add same songs from the August 23rd, 1974 Midnight show tape which is of similar quality as the August 23rd, 1974 Dinner show. As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples.
The playlist is rather typical for August ’74 shows. Among the concert highlights, there are „It's Midnight,“ ”I'm Leavin',” of course ”Softly, As I Leave You”, a great version of “You Gave Me A Mountain” and a funky ”If You Talk In Your Sleep.”
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipack with a collection of great images taken during the August/September 1974 concerts.
If you've enjoyed our previous August 1974 release called „A SONG FOR SHEILA,“ then you are sure to enjoy our forthcoming one even more!
Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. I'm Leavin' - 13. Softly, As I Leave You - 14. Hound Dog - 15. You Gave Me A Mountain (with reprise) - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions - 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Elvis' monologue about rings - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
Tracks 21.-25. taken from August 23rd, 1974 Midnight show.

Update August 27, 2019

Singer Presents Elvis

This set was first released in 2011 and sold out immediately, mainly because of the many completely unreleased tracks. Most of these tracks are still only available on this set and we’ve got a lot of request for this CD. So we decided to make a low budget version and give everyone the possibility to own these recording on the label that made them available. As with all Venus releases all tracks are uncut and the sound is top notch!

Track listing

Musicians warming up - Nothingville/ Guitar Man (part 1 - evil section, take 1) - Let Yourself Go (section 2 - takes 2,3,4,5 - Let Yourself Go (section 2 - take 6) - Let Yourself Go (section 2 - take7) - Trouble / Guitar Man (opening - take 1) - Trouble / Guitar Man (opening - takes 2,3) - Sometime I Feel Like A Motherless Child /Where Could I Go But To The Lord (rehearsal, incomplete) - Sometime I Feel Like A Motherless Child /Where Could I Go But To The Lord (take 1) - It Hurts Me (composite of section 4 - take 1 & “After Karate” section 1 - take 1) - Guitar Man (section 1 - escape, takes 2,3,4) - Guitar Man (section 1 - escape, takes 5,6,7,8) - Calliope Carneval (section 2 - escape, take 1) - Big Boss Man (section 3 - escape, take 1 - Big Boss Man (section 3 - escape, take 2) - It Hurts Me (section 4 - escape, take 1) - It Hurts Me (section 4 - escape, takes 2,3,4) - It Hurts Me (section 4 - escape, take 5) - It Hurts Me (section 4 - escape, take 5-7) - It Hurts Me (section 1 - after Karate, take 1) - It Hurts Me (section 1 - after Karate, takes 2,3) - It Hurts Me (section 1 - after Karate, takes 4,5) - Saved (alternate take) - Sometime I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Yes Yes Yes / Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (master with count-in) - Nothingville / Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man (master) - If I Can Dream (take 5 with count-in)
Update Augustus 20, 2019


FROM SUNSET BOULEVARD TO PARADISE ROAD
DAE LP 006/7
4LP + 4CD set.
Vinyl colour: WHITE, PURPLE and BLUE

August 1974 is a remarkable period in Elvis’ career. A new Vegas engagement was ahead of him and Elvis and his loyal musicians had plans for a new and refreshing show, which they were going to perform for a two week period. Probably to avoid getting bored from doing the same year in and year out, they went to rehearse some new songs to create the new setlist.
Fortunately the rehearsal from August 16 was recorded on a 2 track cassette deck and is presented here in its ultimate form. Originally released way back in 1995 it was time for an update. Although the rehearsal and the show have been re-released by several other labels, they were simply badly remastered copies of the original release. Sometimes even being incomplete and sounding very “thin” due to the high level of noise reduction and compression. An exception must be made for some tracks in original binaural sound that were released some years back. The original master tape has been recorded in binaural but quality wise it left a lot to desire. In 1995 a straight copy of the master tape was used to create a more balanced mix of this remarkable recording. For this re-release an early “work in progress” version is used which contains less reverb than the version originally released. The recording has been painstakingly restored, resulting in what we believe to be the ultimate sounding and most complete outing of this remarkable rehearsal and the show.
Following the rehearsal, we present the opening night show of the engagement rehearsed for.
During the opening night Also Sprach Zarathustra and See See Rider were replaced by Big Boss Man and were followed byProud Mary and Down In The Alley. Most likely the audience was very surprised by the new setlist. Remarkably enough the next night the show went back to (pretty much) normal. Songs like Down In The AlleyGood Time Charlie’s Got The Blues,Never Been To Spain and My Baby Left Me were not played again during this engagement. So without any doubt the opening night concert is one of his most unique shows. The reason for the abrupt ending of the new refreshing setlist can only be guessed, but most likely Elvis fell out of his comfort zone and the audience was more pleased with the good old I Got A Woman and All Shook Up. Some of the rehearsed songs did survive during this two week engagement. For example It’s Midnight & If You Talk In Your Sleep & I’m Leavin’ became regular performed songs during these two weeks.

Now available are these very limited edition deluxe box sets.
Available in WHITE, PURPLE or BLUE vinyl.
Each vinyl colour being presented in its own awesome designed boxset. Get it while you can.

FROM SUNSET BOULEVARD TO PARADISE ROAD

AUGUST 16 1974 REHEARSAL pt. 1
RCA STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD/CALIFORNIA
01 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
02 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #2
03 PROMISED LAND
04 PROMISED LAND #2
05 DOWN IN THE ALLEY
06 DOWN IN THE ALLEY #2
07 IT’S MIDNIGHT
08 IT’S MIDNIGHT #2
09 YOUR LOVE’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
10 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
11 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU
12 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU #2

CD 2
AUGUST 16 1974 REHEARSAL pt. 2
RCA STUDIOS / HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
01 I’M LEAVIN’
02 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
03 PROUD MARY
04 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
05 IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW #3
06 IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW #4
07 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER
08 FADED LOVE
09 JUST PRETEND

 

CD 3
LIVE AUGUST 19 1974
OPENING SHOW
LAS VEGAS HILTON / LAS VEGAS, NV

01 BIG BOSS MAN
02 PROUD MARY
03 DOWN IN THE ALLEY
04 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
05 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN
06 IT’S MIDNIGHT
07 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
08 I’M LEAVIN’
09 LET ME BE THERE
10 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU
11 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
12 LOVE ME TENDER
13 POLK SALAD ANNIE
14 INTRODUCTIONS
15 PROMISED LAND
16 INTRODUCTION OF TELLY SAVALAS
17 MY BABY LEFT ME
18 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
19 FEVER
20 HOUND DOG
21 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (INCOMPLETE)

CD 4
AUGUST 16 1974 REHEARSAL IN BINAURAL STEREO
RCA STUDIOS / HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

01 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #2 **
02 PROMISED LAND #1
03 DOWN IN THE ALLEY
04 DOWN IN THE ALLEY #2
05 IT’S MIDNIGHT #2
06 YOUR LOVE’S BEEN A LONG LIME COMING **
07 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
08 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU #1
09 I’M LEAVIN’ **
10 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
11 PROUD MARY
12 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
13 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #3
14 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #4
15 TWELFTH OF NEVER
16 FADED LOVE
17 JUST PRETEND
18 TWELFTH OF NEVER (OFFICIAL RELEASED VERSION)
19 TWELFTH OF NEVER (DAVID BRIGGS OVERDUB)
**TECHNICAL ISSUES

VINYL SIDE 1
01 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
02 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #2
03 PROMISED LAND
04 PROMISED LAND #2
05 DOWN IN THE ALLEY
06 DOWN IN THE ALLEY #2
07 IT’S MIDNIGHT

VINYL SIDE 2
01 IT’S MIDNIGHT #2
02 YOUR LOVE’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
03 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
04 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU
05 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU #2
06 I’M LEAVIN’

VINYL SIDE 3
01 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
02 PROUD MARY
03 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP
04 IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW #3

VINYL SIDE 4
01 IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW #4
02 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER
03 FADED LOVE
04 JUST PRETEND

VINYL SIDE 5
01 BIG BOSS MAN
02 PROUD MARY
03 DOWN IN THE ALLEY
04 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES
05 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN
06 IT’S MIDNIGHT
07 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP

VINYL SIDE 6
01 I’M LEAVIN’
02 LET ME BE THERE
03 SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU
04 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
05 LOVE ME TENDER
06 POLK SALAD ANNIE

VINYL SIDE 7
01 INTRODUCTIONS
02 PROMISED LAND
03 INTRODUCTION OF TELLY SAVALAS
04 MY BABY LEFT ME
05 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
06 FEVER
07 HOUND DOG
08 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (INCOMPLETE)

VINYL SIDE 8
01 TWELFTH OF NEVER (DAVID BRIGGS OVERDUB)
BONUS BINAURAL TRACKS
02 PROMISED LAND #1 
03 IT’S MIDNIGHT #2 
04 PROUD MARY 
05 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP 
06 IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) #3 
07 FADED LOVE 

Update August 17, 2019

THE EUROPEAN SIDE OF ELVIS / WORDS AND MUSIC
Housed in a beautiful slipcase is a 6 panel digipack with 2 rare albums.  This LIMITED EDITION COMBI COLLECTORS PACK contains masters and rare alternate tracks.
"Words and Music" was only released on CD in Australia in the mid 80's and is very hard to find these days. We present it here with rare bonus tracks and mixed with Elvis quotes just like the original release.
"The European Side Of Elvis" was never released on CD.
All tracks on this album are rare alternate tracks !!

This stunning new release is a great addition to your Elvis CD collection !
Trackinfo WORDS AND MUSIC
1     Memories (Live)    
2     That's All Right Mama    
3     Jailhouse Rock    
4     I Got Lucky    
5     All Shook Up    
6     (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear   
7     Blue Hawaii    
8     Follow That Dream    
9     Guitar Man   
10    Are You Lonesome Tonight (Breakup Version) (Live)    
11    Girl Happy    
12    Didja' Ever   
13    G.I. Blues    
14    Wooden Heart    
15    U.S. Male   
16    Mama Liked The Roses    
17    Treat Me Nice    
18    Crying In The Chapel    
19    Hound Dog (Live)  

Trackinfo THE EUROPEAN SIDE OF ELVIS 

1. It's Now Or Never ( undubbed master )
2. Surrender ( spliced take 7 )
3. You Don't have To Say You Love Me ( take 2 )
4. Ask Me (rejected 1963 master)
5. Santa Lucia ( vocal overdub take 3)
6. Tonight's All Right For Love (take 1)
7. My Way (live, 04-05-77)
8. What Now My Love ( live, 01-14-73)
9. I Love Only One Girl (take 1)
10. Almost Always True ( take 6 )
11. Wooden Heart ( take 4 )
12. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 7)
13. Yesterday ( live, february 1970)
14. It's Easy For You ( take 1 )
15. My Boy ( take 2 )
16. Wonderful World ( take 15)
17. The Last Farewell (take 2)
18. Heart Of Rome (different mix)

Update August 17, 2019

6363 SUNSET - VOLUME 2 - Deluxe digipack

We all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like
"The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".

Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.

After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...

The second release from MTP records is out now and will be another fan favorite!

Included are some very hard to find outtakes and rehearsals recorded at RCA's Hollywood, California studios.

This time, not only do we get tracks from '72 and '75 since there are also some essential tracks from the August 16, 1974 rehearsal, where Elvis made a completely new line up for his upcoming engagement.

Also included are some rare string overdubbed versions from the May 8, 1972 session.

This new release is at least as good as the first volume and is "Meant to be Played"

TRACKS:
Separate Ways - take 4,13 (spliced with take 21)
Where Do I Go From Here - take 2
Burning Love - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
For the Good Times - take 4 (March 30,1972)
Proud Mary  - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
Never Been To Spain - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
It's A Matter of Time - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8, 1972
Fool - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th, 1972
 If You Love Me Let Me Know  - #3 (August 16, 1974)
Faded Love - (August 16, 1974)
Just Pretend - (August 16, 1974)
Twelfth of Never - (August 16, 1974)
Softly, As I Leave You  - #2  (August 16, 1974)
Fairytale - take 2  
I Can Help - Take 1,2
Susan When She Tried - take 3
Tiger Man - take 1 (jam)
Pieces of My Life - take 1
Woman Without Love - take 1 (undubbed master)
Always On My Mind  - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th

Update June 15, 2019

Elvis Sessions From Clambake

Victrola is proud to present an ultimate 3CD-set of Elvis’ “CLAMBAKE” sessions. It is called simply “ELVIS SESSIONS FROM CLAMBAKE” and all these recordings including the masters came from the same 1989 DAT source tapes just as our very successful 2018 “AVVENTURA IN ORIENTE” 3CD release. We have decided to give that album a worthy follow up! What makes this new release special? Most tracks have been released before, but never before in such pristine quality!!!

Clambake the movie was definitely not Elvis’ finest moment but the soundtrack from 1967 does have some noteworthy songs. Elvis was tired of making the same movies again and again and it's around this time that they had to force him to come to the studio.

Elvis was looking for new challenges, as can be heard in the famous “Guitar Man” sessions. Victrola team is happy to bring you a lot of material with several unreleased outtakes of these sessions including stereo takes which were previously only available in mono.

Also presented here for the very first time are the “U. S. Male” outtakes which have only been released on an old CD called “Going Home” which was heavily noise reduced, resulting in a very unnatural, artificial sound. Finally, we present this session material the right way!

For the first time also, we release the stereo versions of the home recordings of “500 Miles” and “Blowing In The Wind”!

All tracks have been digitally restored and mastered in a renowned sound studio. This 3CD-set is presented in a stunning looking digipack. Do not miss your opportunity to obtain an ultimate “Clambake” release from Victrola label! If you enjoyed our “AVVENTURA IN ORIENTE”, then we are absolutely sure that you will love our new 3CD-set too!

Tracklist:

Disc 1:

01. Clambake (master)
02. Hey, Hey, Hey (master)
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (master)
04. You Don't Know Me (master)
05. The Girl I Never Loved (master)
06. Guitar Man (unedited master)
07. Big Boss Man (master)
08. Who Needs Money (master)
09. A House That Has Everything (master)
10. Confidence (master)
11. Just Call Me Lonesome (master)
12. Singing Tree (master)
13. Clambake (demo by Glen Campbell)
14. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (demo by Glen Campbell)
15. Clambake (an alternate song - unused demo by Winfield Scott)
16. Guitar Man (takes 1 - 5)
17. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 1 - 3)
18. A House That Has Everything (takes 2 & 3)
19. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 4 & 5)
20. Singing Tree (take 1)
21. You Don't Know Me  (movie version, takes 7 & 10)
22. Big Boss Man (takes 1 & 2)
23. Just Call Me Lonesome (take 4)

Disc 2:

01. Clambake (bluesy reprise, take 3)
02. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 12 & 13)
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (takes 1 & 2)
04. Big Boss Man (takes 3 - 9)
05. Guitar Man (takes 6 - 9)
06. Just Call Me Lonesome (takes 5 & 6)
07. Singing Tree (takes 2 - 4)
08. You Don't Know Me (movie version, take 18)
09. Clambake (V.O. takes 1 - 3B)
10. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 3 - 6)
11. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 8, 10 & 11)
12. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (take 3)
13. Singing Tree (remake, takes 1 - 3)
14. Guitar Man (takes 10 & 11)
15. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 7 & 8)
16. Clambake (take 5)
17. U. S. Male (take 1 - LFS)
18. The Prisoners Song (jam)
19. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 1 - LFS)
20. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 1)
21. Clambake movie trailer
22. Clambake radio commercial

Disc 3:

01. U. S. Male (take 2 - 2 FS + LFS)
02. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 1)
03. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 5)
04. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 2)
05. Mine (takes 1 - 3)
06. U. S. Male (takes 3 & 4)
07. Hi-Heel Sneakers (takes 6 & 7)
08. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 2)
09. Mine (take 4 - complete)
10. A House That Has Everything (takes 4 - 6)
11. U. S. Male (takes 5 - 7)
12. Hi-Heel Sneakers (unedited master)
13. Mine (unused instrumental version, takes 5 - 7)
14. U. S. Male (takes 8 - 10)
15. Stay Away (movie version)
16. Who Needs Money (movie version)
17. Confidence (movie version)
18. The Girl I Never Loved (movie version)
19. You Don’t Know Me (movie version)
20. U. S. Male (take 11 - complete)
21. Mine (takes 8 & 9)
22. Mine (take 13)
23. 500 Miles (stereo version)
24. Blowin' In The Wind (stereo version)

Update June 16, 2019

Two New Straight Arrow Releases

ELVIS - KENTUCKY RAIN

Sunday, February 22, 1970 Midnight Show, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This year, the "STRAIGHT ARROW" label team promises to focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972. After the great success of our 1969 release, titled "ELVIS - STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING!" (SA/SP 2019-56-02), we're back again – this time with two great releases from 1970! The first CD is titled "KENTUCKY RAIN" (SA/SP 2019-57-02). The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far (note: in 2007, the "SR" label released a so-called February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show on the "Rock In Black" double CD, but this show was wrongly dated and in fact it was the February 23rd, 1970 Dinner show!)

The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show recording is slightly incomplete, missing the last song "Can't Help Falling In Love", so we have included this song in the same good sound, as taken from the February 20th, 1970 Dinner show, to make the concert "complete" for listeners' comfort.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 and a press review.

Tracklist:
01. Opening Vamp - 02. All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Monologue - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start only) - 13. C. C. Rider - 14. Sweet Caroline - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of Roy Orbison - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love.
Track 19 taken from February 20th, 1970 Dinner show.

Our second release is titled "LIKE A GREEK GOD" (SA/SP 2019-58-02).
The September 4th, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken from an original audience recorded tape. In 2005, the "Memory Records" label used 6 tracks from this tape as a bonus for "The Midnight Hour" CD. Unfortunately, the August 4th, 1970 Midnight show recording is incomplete, missing the last 3 songs. We have decided to add the same songs as taken from the September 5th, 1970 Midnight show to make the show "complete" for listeners' comfort.

The September 7th, 1970 Closing night was released by the "SR" label in 2008 in very poor, muffled sound, taken from a degraded x-generation copy (the "September Nights" CD). Once again we have used an original master tape and restored it to crisp, clear perfection. Elvis' crazy Closing night performance never sounded better - until NOW!

Both concerts presented on this release were recorded by same person. This release is presented in a de-luxe 8-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1970 and a press review.

Tracklist:
CD1 (04.09.1970 M/S)
01. Orchestra Intro (ending only) / Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Monologue / La Bamba (one line) / I Walk The Line (one line) - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. I've Lost You - 07. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Crying Time (one verse) - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Introductions cont'd / playing with laughing box - 14. Introduction of Trini Lopez, Paul Anka / My Way (one line) - 15. The Wonder Of You - 16. Heartbreak Hotel (false starts only) - 17. One Night (with false start) - 18. Blue Suede Shoes - 19. Hound Dog - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Track 18 spliced with 05.09.1970 Midnight show.
Tracks 19-22 taken from 05.09.1970 Midnight show.
CD2 (07.09.1970 C/S)
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Opening Vamp - 03. That's All Right - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Monologue / I Walk The Line (one line) - 06. Love Me Tender (false start only) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Bob Dylan impersonations - 12. Introduction of Shirley Bassey, actor James Shigeta ("Paradise Hawaiian Style") - 13. Introduction of Colonel Tom Parker, Vernon Presley, Priscilla Presley - 14. Heartbreak Hotel (only 4 funny false starts) - 15. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes - 16. Introduction of sound engineer Bill Porter, Felton Jarvis, light man - 17. All Shook Up (with false start) - 18. Hound Dog (with 2 false starts) - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love (with 2 false starts) - 21. Closing Vamp.

Both releases are expected very soon. In the meantime you may ask your local dealer for audio samples to judge for yourself! It's a new "STRAIGHT ARROW" so you know what to expect, anyway! Every second of these concerts was digitally restored, every click or disturbing clap in quiet songs manually removed, every drop-out or damaged place fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. What we plan to release the next time? Perhaps some unreleased concerts from 1971-1972, definitely not from 1976-1977 :-). Stay tuned!
Update May 30, 2019


THE CLASSIC BOOTLEG COLLECTION VOLUME 2

Now available is THE CLASSIC BOOTLEG COLLECTION VOLUME 2.
A sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again there is chosen for some 50's , 60's and 70's instead of focusing on one time period.

This way all will be served! There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset.
These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better (and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days.
This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered and they now sound better than ever before! Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

Just like on THE CLASSIC BOOTLEG COLLECTION VOLUME 1 there are some true gems (or rough cut diamonds) to be found on this set! And above all that it will bring back beautiful memories!

* 6 CLASSIC ELVIS BOOTLEG ALBUMS
Elvis' Witchcraft Album
Rough Cut Diamonds
Plantation Rock
Elvis On Tour
The King Goes Wild
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
* ORIGINAL ALBUM PACKAGING HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED
* ORIGINAL ALBUM TRACKS DIGITALLY REMASTERED
* INCLUDING 12 PAGE FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY
* VERY LIMITED EDITION

ELVIS' WITCHCRAFT ALBUM:

Witchcraft
Never Ending
What Now, What Next, Where To
(It's A) Long Lonely Highway
Echoes Of Love
Please Don't Drag That String Around
Ask Me - Take 2
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
Western Union
Love Me Tonight
Finders Keepers Losers Weepers
Slowly But Surely
Blue River
Memphis Tennessee - Edited Take 2

ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS

I'll Never Know - Undubbed Master
Just Pretend – Undubbed Master
Life – Undubbed Master
When I'm Over You - Backup Vocals Overdub Master
Make The World Go Away – Undubbed Master
Funny How Time Slips Away – Backup Vocals Overdub Master
This Is Our Dance - Undubbed Master
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Snowbird - Harmony Vocal Overdubbed Master
Stranger In The Crowd – Undubbed Master
Patch It Up – Undubbed Master
It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) – Undubbed Master
Cindy, Cindy - Brass & Strings Overdub Master
Where Did They Go, Lord? – Undubbed Master

PLANTATION ROCK

Plantation Rock - Extended Version
I'll Remember You - January 12, 1973
Hawaiian Sunset - Take 2
No More - Take 1
Ku-U-I-Po - Take 1
Can't Help Falling In Love - Take 7, 8, 9
Sylvia – Undubbed Master
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry – January 12, 1973
Slicin' Sand - Take 15 -17
Only Believe - Undubbed Master
Steppin' Out Of Line - Take 4, 5 & 15
Something – January 12, 1973

ELVIS ON TOUR

Dialogue/Johnny B Goode
Dialogue
See See Rider
Polk Salad Annie
Separate Ways
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Burning Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Gospel Medley : Lighthouse / Lead Me, Guide Me / Rock My Soul
Love Me Tender
I'John
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
American Trilogy
Interview / I Got A Woman
A Big Hunk O'love
Lawdy Miss Clawdy

All Tracks Are The Original Soundtrack Versions

THE KING GOES WILD

September 9 , 1956
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog

October 28, 1956
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Hound Dog

January 6, 1957
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
Too Much
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Peace In The Valley

GOT A LOT O' LIVIN' TO DO

Young & Beautiful - Movie Version
I Wanna Be Free - Movie Version
Young & Beautiful - Movie Version
Don't Leave Me Now - Movie Version
Treat Me Nice - Movie Version
Jailhouse Rock - Movie Version
Baby I Don't Care - Movie Version
Young & Beautiful - Movie Version

Dick Clark Interview

Loving You (Fast Version) - Movie Version
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version
Party - Movie Version
Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / Hot Dog - Movie Version
Lonesome Cowboy - Movie Version
Hot Dog - Movie Version
Mean Woman Blues - Movie wVersion
Teddy Bear - Movie Version
Loving You - Movie Version
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version

Vancouver Live Excerpts

Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One / I Got A Woman / That's When Your Heartaches Begin

note: the above tracklisting is the actual tracklisting as it appeared on the vinyl records, sleeve information was often misleading , incomplete or incorrect.

Update May 24, 2019

My Kind Of Blues

Petticoat records is back! With last year releases "THE SWINGING SIXTIES" (Petticoat LP 001) & "YOU ASKED ME TO" (Petticoat LP 002) we now present "MY KIND OF BLUES" (Petticoat LP 003).
A fantastic vinyl album PLUS BONUS CD with 15 blues oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1950's until the 1970's !
Great stuff, housed in a STUNNING full color sleeve suitable for framing!
This high quality vinyl pressing is now available in very limited GOLD or CLEAR vinyl.
A- Side
1. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 2. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 3. Like A Baby (spliced take) 4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 5. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 6. It Feels So Right (take 2) 7. Down In The Alley (take 1)

B- Side
1. Give Me The Right (take 2) 2. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 3. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 4. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 5. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 6. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 7. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 8. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC)

CD TRACKLISTING
01. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 02. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 03. Like A Baby (spliced take) 04. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 05. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 06. It Feels So Right (take 2) 07. Down In The Alley (take 1) 08. Give Me The Right (take 2) 09. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 10. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 11. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 12. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 13. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 14. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 15. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC)
Update May 24, 2019


VEGAS BALLADS 1969 – 1975

Now available in the well-received "BALLADS" series is "VEGAS BALLADS". After the great success of the previous releases "NASHVILLE BALLADS", "MEMPHIS BALLADS" & "HOLLYWOOD BALLADS" this is a compilation of some of his best ballads performed live in Vegas between 1969 - 1975.

Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6 panel digipack. Keep your "BALLADS" series complete !!

01. The Wonder Of You
02. I Can't Stop Loving You
03. I Just Cant Help Believin'
04. Let It Be Me
05. This Is The Story
06. There Goes My Everything
07. Release Me
08. Love Me Tender
09. Sweet Caroline
10. Just Pretend
11. Love Me
12. I've Lost You
13 .The Impossible Dream
14. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
15. It's Over
16. Something
17. You're The Reason I'm Living
18. It's Midnight
19. Hawaiian Wedding Song
20. It's Impossible
Update may 24, 2019

There 's No Tomorrow Out Now

Here below the press release:
The new SR release "There 's No Tomorrow " featuring the Las Vegas August 10th, 1973 MS IS OUT NOW. This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe 300 grams single sleeve that includes together with the 180 grams vinyl, a Bonus CD and bonus high glossy 300 grams 29x21 cm Art Card both sides printed.
In order to have a special collector’s item, the 400 copies will be presented with FOUR different vinyl color VARIATIONS. All the copies will come with Glossy Sticker hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED set of 400 COPIES. As the tradition of the label, SR LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE TOGETHER THE 400 copies of STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED BOXSET DELUXE EDITION of 45 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.
Update May 18, 2019

TWO GREAT RELEASES OUT MAY 15TH!

We all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like
"The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".

Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.

After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...

Time for some action!
The new label " MTP " (Meant to be Played) is proud to present their first release:

"OUT IN HOLLYWOOD volume 2" a release with some very rare and hard to find "complete" outtakes!
The artwork matches the original first release and has the same "feel" ... this looks to be a real winner!

"OUT IN HOLLYWOOD volume 2" 
1.    Roustabout - take 13
2.    Bossa Nova Baby - take 11
3.    Let Yourself Go - Reversed Master 
4.    Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby - take 1    
5.    If You Think I Don't Need You take 2
6.    A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You take 2
7.    Flaming Star take 5  
8.    Wonderful World take 3
9.    Catchin' On Fast - Take 4 (unedited)
10.  Do the Vega - take 2  
11.  Yoga is As Yoga Does - take 4
12.  My Desert Serenade - take 10
13.  Sand Castles KO take 8    
14.  I Need Somebody To Lean On take 5  
15.  It's Carnival Time take 12 
16.  Stay Away, Joe - take 9
17.  Edge of Reality take 2
18.  Charro! - Rough Mix  
19.  Almost - take 25
20.  I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here take 5  
21.  Kissin' Cousins (regular overdub) take 2
22.  Let Me - take 3

 

DUETS AND HARMONIES

Over the years there were many duets released with Elvis, during his life, but even more after his death , many "Stars" wanted to do a song with "The King" .

CMT is proud to present this incredible release, which has original duets, rare "harmony" versions and some newly made duets not released on any cd!
Duets include: Lisa Marie Presley, Connie Francis, Ray Charles, Cliff Richard, Anita Wood, Dale Watson, Kitty White, Charlie Hodge, Michael Buble, Nancy Sinatra, Ann Margret, J.D. Sumner, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Helene Fischer, Jerry Reed, Celine Dion, Shaun Nielsen, The Gatlin Brothers and Glen Cambell!

Just listen to the beautiful duet between Elvis and Dolly Parton, this version of "In the Ghetto" is very different from the original, and stands on it's own... it could have been a great release for a record, and without a doubt would have topped the charts!

"Ray Charles" provides a great "orchestrated" version of "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" where a very young Elvis joins him as if he was singing along with the record at home, the same goes for "My Happiness" with "Connie Francis"

"Ike and Tina Turner" start of "easy" and Elvis takes over with a very "rough" rockin' version of "Proud Mary" 

The 1958 duet "Crawfish" featuring Kitty White and Elvis has been re-edited now this really is a duet version which works very well!

Another highlight is the included version of "Softly, As I Leave You" .. "Michael Buble" sings the song, where Elvis recites the words.. in the end "Shaun Nielsen" joins in to make a breathtaking ending which leaves you with goosebumbs!

"JD Sumner" takes the lead, where "The Imperials" blend in to do the first part of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" , then Elvis and "The Jordanaires" bring the song home!

Some harmony versions included in this set are also not  to be missed! "Fever" has Elvis singing multiple verses at once which sounds very rare and unusual.
"Kissin' Cousins" combines both the "Hillbilly" overdub and the "Regular" overdub... this is the only release where "Josh and Jody" sing the whole song together!
"Baby, I Don't Care" has two very different sounding takes of Elvis, and does now sound like a nice duet!

Combine all these tracks with some great duets from earlier hard to find releases and you will have a very unusual new album including 28 tracks!
The artwork fits the release very well, inside all the stars have "signed" their autograph, giving it an authentic touch since it is made just like a record album with fold out sleeve.

Tracklisting
I Love You Because - with Lisa Marie Presley
My  Happiness - with Connie Francis
Blue Suede Shoes - with Cliff Richard
I Can’t Help It - with Anita Wood
I’ll Never Stand in Your Way - with Ray Charles
Baby, I Don’t Care - Harmony version
Tomorrow Night - with Dale Watson
Crawfish - with Kitty White
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - with Michael Buble
Santa Lucia - Harmony version
I Will Be Home Again - with Charlie Hodge
Fever - Harmony version
Kissin’ Cousins - Harmony version
There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song - with Nancy Sinatra
Today, Tomorrow and Forever - with Ann Margret
Let Me - Harmony Version
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - with J.D. Sumner 
(featuring The Imperials and The Jordanaires)
Love Me Tender - with Barbara Streisand
Just Pretend - with Helene Fischer
In the Ghetto - with Dolly Parton
Proud Mary - featuring Ike and Tina Turner
Guitar Man - with Jerry Reed
If I Can Dream - with Celine Dion
Softly, As I Leave You - with Michael Buble
(featuring Sherril Nielsen)
Bringing it Back - with Sherril Nielsen
Help Me - with The Gatlin Brothers
We Call on Him - with Glen Cambell
Where No One Stands Alone - with Lisa Marie Presley

Update May 9, 2019

I Do A Lot O’ Things, But I Can’t Fly!

Touchdown proudly presents another show from the August/September engagement in 1971, recorded on the dinner show on August 20, 1971. The tracklisting is enjoyable and so is Elvis!

We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do. As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

[01] Radio Advert for the Summer Engagement (0.21)
[02] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.36)
[03] That‘s  Alright Mama (2.19)
[04] Proud Mary (2.45)
[05] Love Me Tender (with fs) (2.40)
[06]‘Honey, I Do A Lot O‘Things...’ (0.34)
[07] Sweet Caroline (2.26)
[08] Polk Salad Annie (4.14)
[09] “I Recorded 420 Songs, But...” (0.50)
[10] Johnny B. Goode (1.43)
[11] It‘s Impossible (with fs) (3.41)
[12] Love Me (1.40)
[13] Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin‘ Goin‘ On (1.35)
[14] Heartbreak Hotel (1.40)
[15] Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel* (2.10)
[16] So High (one line only) (1.15)
[17] Hound Dog (1.11)
[18] Little Sister/ Get Back (2.04)
[19] Elvis Talks With The Audience (0.23)
[20] Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.54)
[21] Band Introductions (2.29)
[22] I‘m Leavin‘ (3.17)
[23] Help Me Make It Through The Night (1.57)
[24] Mystery Train/ Tiger Man* (2.09)
[25] Karate Demonstration (0.25)
[26] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (2.02)

* incomplete recordings

Welcome To South Bend, Indiana

After a long time a new Verve release is on its way. This time we present the soundboard recording from October 20, 1976 in South Bend. Also the show was released before - it never sounded better than on this release! Ask for samples! The release comes with a 16-page booklet with reviews from the show and lots of photos from the two concerts were Elvis wore the so-called „Flame Suit“.

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:49)
[02] See See Rider (3:31)
[03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (6:02)
[04] Elvis Welcomes The Audience (0:55)
[05] Love Me (2:25)
[06] If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2:57)
[07] You Gave Me A Mountain (3:13)
[08] Jailhouse Rock (1:35)
[09] Elvis Talks To The Audience (0:23)
[10] Help Me (3:20)
[11] All Shook Up (1:09)
[12] Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel (2:07)
[13] And I Love You So (3:27)
[14] Fever (2:58)
[15] Steamroller Blues (2:56)
[16] Band Introductions (1:45)
[17] Early Mornin‘ Rain (1:01)
18] What‘d I Say/ Johnny B. Goode (1:50)
[19] Ronnie Tutt Solo (1:37)
[20] Jerry Scheff Solo (1:38)
[21] Tony Brown Solo (1:05)
[22] Love Letters (2:53)
[23] School Days (1:16)
[24] Hurt (with reprise) (2:47)
[25] Hound Dog (1:34)
[26] Funny How Time Slips Away (3:01)
[27] Little Darlin‘ (1:49)
[28] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1:42)
[29] Closing Vamp (1:18)
[30] Elvis Has Left The Building (0:31)

Update May 5, 2019

Elvis Sings The Harmony

After nearly 11 years, label “Reel Trax”, famous for now very rare import CDs “You'll Never Walk Alone” and “Where No One Stands Alone” is back with a new and exciting project, called “Elvis Sings The Harmony”.

Elvis´ love for singing harmony has its roots in his love for gospel choirs. It is absolutely common and even necessary to be able to sing harmony when you do gospel songs, unless you are always on lead vocals. From the very early stages of his career the “King” never really needed to do any harmony part. He had his beloved “Jordanaires” with him who did a great job all of the time. Later on there were plenty of other background singers who always could do the job (and did it of course) absolutely fantastic! Maybe Elvis chose to do his own harmony in the recording studio on a couple of songs because he COULD do it (and very well for sure). Maybe he got the idea from his own “home recordings” which we know quite a few of (as early as 1958)? One thing is clear: First you have to have the ability to do it. There have been many singers in show business who have NOT been able to do their own harmony because they simply did not know how to do it (you´ve got to have an “ear” for that)! Elvis did a great job on all of the songs you hear on this brand new CD, there´s no doubt. The one which is best known is certainly the legendary 1969 recording “Suspicious Minds”. But there sure is much more to explore on “Elvis Sings The Harmony” CD!

All tracks used for this project were taken from best possible sources available to date. Many of songs were individually restored and corrected and some are previously unreleased on CD. This unique release is presented in a de-luxe six-panel digipack with many unusual photos.

Tracks:

01. I'm Yours
02. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub)
03. Singing Tree (remake with harmony vocals)
04. Gentle On My Mind (different mix)
05. Don't Cry Daddy (taken from acetate)
06. Mama Liked The Roses (harmony vocal overdub)
07. Suspicious Minds (master take without fade)
08. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
09. Power Of My Love
10. Do You Know Who I Am
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (master without overdubbed applause)
12. There Goes My Everything
13. Snowbird (take 6)
14. Miracle Of The Rosary
15. Separate Ways
16. For The Good Times (harmony vocal overdub)
17. It's Midnight
18. Promised Land (take 6)
19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (harmony vocal overdub)
Bonus tracks:
20. Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal)
21. Don't Cry Daddy (master take 3 with vocal overdub)
22. Mama Liked The Roses (different harmony vocal)
23. Suspicious Minds (isolated harmony vocals only)
24. Power Of My Love (harmony vocal version)
25. Do You Know Who I Am (harmony vocal version)
26. Bridge Over Troubled Water (stereo version with vocal repair and harmony vocal overdub)
27. Promised Land (“This Is Elvis” edit)
Update April 14, 2019


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Help Me make It Through The Night / Elvis Rocks in 1975

A new 4 CD-set coming out in May is Elvis Rocks in 1975.
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Update April 9, 2019

Spliced Takes - Ghetto Power

After last year's smash release STAX POWER the producers had to do this new release, made in the same editing style this will be THE must have 1969 release for it's 50th anniversary!

Including all tracks recorded and presented in a way as if it is one long session without pauses, this one kicks some serious A...

New splices create some extremely rare portions and extended versions and make them all sound brandnew! Also some Dubbed masters are spliced with Undubbed for a new listening experience.

Disc one starts of with a five (!) minute version of "Long Black Limousine" just listen to the emotion in his voice!

"This is the Story" has been created from the undubbed master, with some portions of the normal master, gives a totally new feel to the song.

A Little Bit of Green (4:28 minutes!) has an unusual rehearsal version spliced with some alternate takes, because of the slower pace of the rehearsal the producers have also slowed down these takes and it works very well, so you can enjoy a really different performance!

"Rubberneckin" rocks like never before due to the addition of the first "licks" of take 1

The extra chorus at the end of "Without Love" gives the song (if possible) an even more emotional "load"

"Suspicious Minds" includes a spliced version , some rehearsal portions and at the end we get the original master hit version... which was worth all the hard work and still rocks after all these years!

After almost 80 minutes it's time for disc two!

Again some cool extensions make them all sound very, very different.

"The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" (3:49 minutes) has been edited very cleverly at the end and brings you more "Elvis" then before. "Power of My Love" has a much longer intro, but due to the use of different takes (8 splices!) it all sounds very natural. On "Kentucky Rain" (5:22 minutes) Elvis does his own backing with the "Rain in my shoes" lyrics and the first verse has been repeated

We could go on, but almost all the tracks on this smash release sound new and fresh, and although every Elvis fan probably has at least 10 releases of these sessions.. This is the one we've been waiting for..... for 50 years!

Long Black Limousine - Spliced take 5,2,6,9
This is The Story - Alternate master
Wearin'That Loved-On Look - Spliced take 11,14
You'll Think of Me - Spliced take 1,6,14,8
I'm Movin' On - Alternate Master *
A Little Bit of Green - Rehearsal, take 2, 3, Rehearsal
In the Ghetto - Spliced take 5,7,13
Gentle On My Mind - Vocal Repair *
Rubberneckin' - Spliced take 1,2
Hey Jude - Spliced take 1,5
My Little Friend - Undubbed extended Master
Inherit the Wind - Spliced rehearsal/take 1
Mama Liked the Roses - Vocal Overdub #2 *
Don't Cry Daddy - Alternate Master
Poor Man's Gold - Spliced take 1 (edit)
From A Jack To A King - Spliced take 4,5,3
Without Love - Spliced take 3,4,1,1
I'll Hold You In My Heart - take 1 (edit)
I'll Be There - Spliced take 2,3 *
Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 5,5,7
Suspicious Minds - Take 8 *
Come Out, Come Out - Instrumental take 2 *

Stranger in My Own Hometown - Alternate Master
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 2 *
It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You *
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 8 *
And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - Spliced take 3,2,5,6,6,6,6
Power of My Love - Spliced take 2,3,3,1,1,1,3,3
After Loving You - Spliced take 2,3
Do You Know Who I Am? - Spliced take 6,7,4
Kentucky Rain - Spliced take 8,2,3,8,9,10
Only the Strong Survive - Alternate Master
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'- Spliced take 1,1,1,1,2
Any Day Now - Spliced take 3,4
If I'm A Fool - Spliced take 2,3,6,7
The Fair's Moving On - Spliced Master
Who Am I? - Spliced Extended Master
Memory Revival - Instrumental *
* Previously Released
Update March 27, 2019

Strike Like Lightning!

The “STRAIGHT ARROW” label is back with its first release of 2019, titled “STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING!” (SA/SP 2019- 56-02). We are aware of the fact that we have released 1974-1977 Elvis concerts of late. These releases were appreciated by the hardcore fans, but we strongly felt that the time had come for a change. On the 50th anniversary of Elvis' fantastic comeback in 1969, we are now able to release a tape that captures the electricity of that event. Until now, we had not released any 1969 live shows before, simply because most live tapes from that year are poor quality. Imagine our excitement when we got hold of a good sounding tape of a sensational gig from that magical year!

The August 8th, 1969 M/S is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a newly found audience recorded mastertape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far. There is a CDR with a so-called August 5th, 1969 M/S in circulation, which is the same concert, taken from an xxx-generation copy, but wrongly dated and in far inferior audio quality. Original cassette paperwork proves that this concert is definitely the August 8th, 1969 M/S!

As a small bonus, we have decided to add 4 tracks, recorded during the August 27th, 1969 D/S. Two of these tracks were released by the “Victrola” label on their conceptual 3CD album “FLESH, BLOOD AND BONE” but these were never before available in decent sound quality, before now.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1969. Most of the photos were taken by Ann Moses, editor of Tiger Beat Magazine. Dig the psychedelic, period perfect artwork! As for the concert itself... wow, just wow! Elvis is groovy, sexy, earthy, charismatic, funny... And singing with real fire in his belly, never really heard again after this. Pure greatness.

It’s a new “STRAIGHT ARROW” so you know what to expect! 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!

In 2019, the Straight Arrow team will focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972, so stay tuned. We're just warming up! … There's more comin'!
Tracklist:
01. Opening Theme - 02. Blue Suede Shoes - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. All Shook Up - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Hound Dog - 09. Memories - 10. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 11. Monologue (Life Story) - 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do - 13. Runaway - 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 15. Yesterday / Hey Jude - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introductions of Darlene Love & Bill Medley - 18. In The Ghetto - 19. Suspicious Minds - 0. What'd I Say - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love.
Bonus tracks (August 27, 1969 Dinner Show): 22. It’s Now Or Never (partial) - 23. Loving You - 24. One Night - 25. Love Me.
Update March 26, 2019


To be released in the middle of April, There’s no Tomorrow (SR Records) will focus on Elvis’ August 1973 Vegas season, featuring the midnight show from August 10, 1973, previously unreleased and taken directly from the original high quality tape.
The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without any doubt Elvis’ first week in Vegas August season still presents him at the top of his possibilities, delivering great shows. If Rock is an attitude, then the man still has it. The performances are terrific, rough and sharp.

Elvis’ tolerance for Vegas has reached its limit in this season and the man will do nothing to hide it. But the beginning of the season is certainly promising and in this show in particular his enthusiasm shines through in every note . Elvis performs all the songs to the maximum of his possibilities, also pushing the band and giving the right time and presenting all the best of his repertoire ranging in all musical genres as only he can do.

We are happy to be able to associate great performance with great audio quality in order to be able to obtain a result that you can enjoy too. The ambiance tape is of very good quality, as you can appreciate both Elvis and the band and at the same time you can feel and live the live atmosphere of the intimate Las Vegas Showroom. The show has already said is great, starting from his latest single Steamroller Blues then with autobiographical You Gave a Mountain & My Boy then with the anthem An American Trilogy passing the best single of 1969, Suspicious Minds without forgetting the glorious fifties with Heartbreak Hotel and Mystery Train…. All the songs are very well performed. The Best song We can say I Can’t Stop Loving You: both Elvis and the band are pushing strong with a great job of James Burton guitar.

This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe 300 grams single sleeve that includes together the 150 grams vinyl, a Bonus CD and bonus high glossy 300 grams 30x30 cm Art Card both sides printed.

In order to have a special collector’s item, the 400 copies will be presented with FOUR different vinyl color VARIATIONS. All the copies will come with Glossy Sticker hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED set of 400 COPIES.

As tradition of the label, SR LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE TOGETHER THE 400 copies of STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 50 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

We’re always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

Recorded Live At Hilton Hotel , Las Vegas NV August 10th 1973 MS
LP Time 52 min

Side A 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. Love Me Tender 11. Hound Dog 12. Fever

Side B
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water 14. Suspicious minds 15. My Boy 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You 17.An American Trilogy 18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 19. Release Me 20. Can’t Falling Love
Recorded Live At Hilton Hotel , Las Vegas NV August 10th 1973 MS
CD Time 55,00 min.

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. Love Me Tender 11. Hound Dog 12. Fever 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water 14. Suspicious minds 15. Band Introduction 16. My Boy 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You 18.An American Trilogy 19. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 20. Release Me 21. Can’t Falling Love 22. Closing Vamp
Update March 26, 2019


The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1

A sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums.

These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better ( and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days.

This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered. Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

* 6 CLASSIC ELVIS BOOTLEG ALBUMS

In My Way
Memphis Tennessee
The Jailhouse Rock Sessions
Long Lost Songs
A Dog's Life
Radio Recorders Revisited

* ORIGINAL ALBUM PACKAGING HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED
* ORIGINAL ALBUM TRACKS DIGITALLY REMASTERED
* INCLUDING 12 PAGE FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY
* VERY LIMITED EDITION

IN MY WAY

I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Take 1 & 6
Lonely Man - Take 2 & 3
In My Way - Take 5,6,2
Wild In The Country - Take 2 & 11
Forget Me Never - Take 2 & 3
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Take 12 & 13
Hawaiian Sunset - Take 1
No More - Take 4 & 9
Island Of Love - Take 1,2,3 & 8
Moonlight Swim - Take 3
Almost Always True - Take 2 & 6
Can’t Help Falling In Live - Take 1-5

LONG LOST SONGS

Just Pretend – December 10, 1975 Ms
It’s A Matter Of Time – August 25 1973
Tiger Man – August 1975
Down In The Alley – August 19 1974
Such A Night – December 12 1976
Loving You – August 1975
Crying In The Chapel / Rip It Up – December 11 1976
Roses Are Red / I’ll Be There / You’re The Reason I’m Living – March 22 1975 Ms
Crying Time – August 12 1973
San Antonio Rose – 1970
Where No One Stands Alone – February 16 1977
God Calls Me Home – (original Title “until Then”) – December 11 1976
Bathroom Conversation – August 19 1975 12.00am
Blue Suede Shoes – August 19 1975 12.00am
Young And Beautiful – August 19 1975 12.00am
Are You Lonesome Tonight – August 19 1975 12.00am
If You Love Me Let Me Know – August 19 1975 12.00am
Folsom Prison Blues – August 14 1970
I Walk The Line – August 14 1970

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

Western Union – Mono Master
Ask Me – Take 6 Unused Alternate Master
Plantation Rock – Mono Master
Memphis Tennessee – Edit 1963 Mono Master Jungle Version
Have A Happy – Mono Master
Let Us Pray – Rejected Backup Vocal Overdub
Change Of Habit – Mono Master
Ask Me – Take 2
Girl Happy – Take 13 & Insert #1 Take 5
Beach Shack – Mono Master
I’ve Got To Find My Baby – Take 1 Mono Movie Version
Brand New Day On The Horizon – Undubbed Movie Version

Roustabout – Take 12

JAILHOUSE ROCK

Don’t Leave Me Now – Rca Alternate Master
Treat Me Nice – Movie Version Composite
Young And Beautiful – Spliced Mono Master
Jailhouse Rock – Composite Master
Baby I Don’t Care – Movie Version
I Want To Be Free – Rca Alternate Master
Don’t Leave Me Now – Rca Alternate Master
Young And Beautiful – Spliced Master (take 18 & 12)
Jailhouse Rock – Rca Alternate Master
Old Shep – Master
I Beg Of You – Alternate Master
Your Cheatin Heart – Alternate Master

RADIO RECORDERS REVISITED

King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 1
King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 2
King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 3
Riding The Rainbow - Take 1
I Got Lucky - Take 2
I Got Lucky - Take 3
I Got Lucky – Take 1
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Take 6
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Take 10
This Is Living - Take 1
This Is Living - Take 2
Whistling Tune - Take 1
King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 17
King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 29
This Is Living - Take 7
This Is Living - Take 8
I Got Lucky - Mx5 Take 1
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Take 15
Home Is Where The Heart Is - Take 20
Riding The Rainbow - Take Mx4 2
Riding The Rainbow - Take 8

A DOG’S LIFE

A Dog's Life – Take 8
Rock A Hula Baby – Take 1,2,3
It’s Over – January 12 1973
There Goes My Everything – Undubbed Master
Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 4
My Way - January 12 1973
Ridin' The Rainbow - Take 3 & 4
If I Were You – Undubbed Master
American Trilogy – January 12 1973
Hawaii USA – (actual title is “Paradise Hawaiian Style”) Take 4
Scratch My Back - Take 1
Can’t Help Falling In Love – January 12 1973

Update March 23, 2019


I GOT LUCKY : PROMO 45 RPM EP SAMPLER

A LIMITED EDITION 45 RPM (4 TRACK) PROMO SAMPLER IN BLUE AND RED VINYL !!
THIS EP CONTAINS 4 RARE TRACKS FROM THE BOX SET.

A-SIDE:

1. I GOT LUCKY (M5-TAKE 1)
2. HAVE A HAPPY (MONO MASTER)

B-SIDE:

1. THERE'S A BRAND NEW DAY ON THE HORIZON (MOVIE VERSION)
2. I SLIPPED, I STUMBLED, I FELL (TAKE 6)


Update March 22, 2019

HOLLYWOOD BALLADS

The success story continues !

After the great success of the "Nashville Ballads" and "Memphis Ballads" releases, the great follow-up is "Hollywood Ballads"

Housed in a stunning 6 panel digipack, this CD contains 20 fantastic outtakes from 1960-1968, including some real gems, all recorded for his 1960's movies.

Keep your "BALLADS" series complete !!

01. Doin' The Best I Can (take 3)
02. Pocketful of Rainbows (take 3)
03. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (binaural master)
04. In My Way (solo, take 2)
05. Home Is Where The Heart Is (stereo master)
06. Forget Me Never (take 1)
07. Where Do You Come From (binaural master)
08. They Remind Me Too Much Of You (take 7)
09. Big Love, Big Heartache (remixed master)
10. Today, Tomorrow and Forever (movie version)
11. Do Not Disturb (take 27)
12. Santa Lucia (take 1, vocal overdub)
13. I Need Somebody To Lean On (take 2)
14. Puppet On A String (take 7)
15. We'll Be Together (take 10)
16 A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (take 4)
17.The Girl I Never Loved (take 5)
18.Am I Ready (take 2)
19.Could I Fall In Love ( undubbed master)
20.Almost (take 29)


Update March 22, 2019

GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOUR MIND

Guaranteed to blow your mind, originally released in the late 90’s was the very first outing of the famous March 18, 1974 performance in Richmond Virginia. At the time it was probably the best sounding soundboard recording available. And it still is!

Luxor realizes the show was made available on vinyl before but as this is probably the best show of Elvis in 1974 we thought it just cannot be missed in the vinyl series of DAE / LUXOR. We have left out the pre-show as this part was already featured on the DAE release “LET ME TAKE YOU HOME”

The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. And of course the show is included on cd too. Get it while you can and add this awesome LUXOR product to your collection.

SIDE 1
01. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
02. SEE SEE RIDER
03. I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN
04. LOVE ME
05. TRYING TO GET TO YOU
06. ALL SHOOK UP
07. STEAMROLLER BLUES

SIDE 2
01. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL
02. LOVE ME TENDER
03. MEDLEY:
LONG TALL SALLY
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
FLIP, FLOP AND FLY
JAILHOUSE ROCK
HOUND DOG
04. FEVER
05. POLK SALAD ANNIE

 

SIDE 3
01. WHY ME LORD
02. SUSPICIOUS MINDS
03. INTRODUCTIONS
04. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
05. HELP ME

SIDE 4
01. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
02. LET ME BE THERE
03. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
04. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
05. CLOSING VAMP

CD TRACKLISTING

01. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
02. SEE SEE RIDER
03. I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN
04. LOVE ME
05. TRYING TO GET TO YOU
06. ALL SHOOK UP
07. STEAMROLLER BLUES
08. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL
09. LOVE ME TENDER
10. MEDLEY:
LONG TALL SALLY
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
FLIP, FLOP AND FLY
JAILHOUSE ROCK
HOUND DOG
11. FEVER
12. POLK SALAD ANNIE
13. WHY ME LORD
14. SUSPICIOUS MINDS
15. INTRODUCTIONS
16. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
17. HELP ME
18. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
19. LET ME BE THERE
20. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
21. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
22. CLOSING VAMP


Update March 22, 2018

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Out Now - Vegas '69 This Is The Story

MADISON is finally back!
This time to announce their first ever vinyl release titled ‘Vegas ’69 - This Is The Story’ just in time for the 50th anniversary of these special shows. Presented in a stunning double LP set, in three different colors (Clear, Gold, and Red), and naturally on black vinyl. You'll have the ultimate compilation of this very special time in history, Mixed as one long show, hear Elvis sing his heart out, with songs like My Babe, I Got A Woman, Reconsider Baby, Funny How Time Slips Away, This Is The Story and many more!

As a bonus we added a CD in its own period cardboard sleeve, for those who like to listen in their car or just for easy playback. This release will be an exclusive limited edition of 200 copies of each color only!
Get them while you can!

In 1969 Elvis made his triumphant return to live performances following his recent and successful TV special ‘Elvis’, nowadays better known as his ’68 Comeback’, in which we saw a Elvis that was unleashed and unplugged, singing his guts out like a roaring tiger, the real Elvis was back after years of making formula movies, Elvis returned with a passion that had been gone for quite some time.

The next step was Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis would perform an almost month long engagement from July 31st until August 28, In the city that he failed to win over back in the 50’s. Obviously nervous, Elvis would be performing twice a day, but would the audience accept him this time?
The answer is a definite yes! Elvis sold out show after show, and the audience were ecstatic, with a new band selected by Elvis himself, and backing vocalists, Elvis conquered Las Vegas, singing his older hits Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up and Heartbreak Hotel but also recent hits like Suspicious Minds and In The Ghetto, while also showing some of his roots by playing the electric guitar, and performing select covers of artists and music styles that inspired him. Elvis showed the audience that he was still as great as ever.

Here is the tracklisting:

LP 1 - Side A
01. Blue Suede Shoes (August 21, 1969 MS)
02. I Got A Woman (August 23, 1969 MS)
03. All Shook Up (August 21, 1969 MS)
04. Heartbreak Hotel (August 21, 1969 MS)
05. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel (August 26, 1969 MS)
06. My Babe (August 26, 1969 DS)
07. Hound Dog (August 26, 1969 DS

Side B:
01. Rubberneckin' (August 26, 1969 MS)
02. Mystery Train-Tiger Man (August 26, 1969 MS)
03. I Can't Stop Loving You (August 26, 1969 MS)
04. Baby What You Want Me To Do (August 22, 1969 MS)
05. Funny How Time Slips Away (August 22, 1969 MS)
06. Reconsider Baby (August 23, 1969 MS)

LP 2 - Side C
01. Runaway (August 26, 1969 MS)
02. Inherit The Wind (August 26, 1969 DS)
03. This Is The Story (August 26, 1969 MS)
04. In The Ghetto (August 23, 1969 MS)
05. Suspicious Minds (August 26, 1969 MS)
06. Can't Help Falling In Love (August 25, 1969 MS)

LP 2 - Side D (Bonus Side)
01. Memories (Bonus, August 3, 1969)
02. Are You Lonesome Tonight (Bonus, August 3, 1969)
03. What'd I Say (August 21, 1969 MS)
04. Words (August 25, 1969 DS)
05. Yesterday - Hey Jude (August 21, 1969 MS)

Update March 15, 2019

First In Line

Here is the press review from MfX records:

First in line  mxf February 2019
recorded live February 01, 1974 DS & MS

 

MfX Label decided to produce a standard edition with four different sleeves variation, while the deluxe edition will produced in 2 different sleeves including many incredible bonus perfectly fitted inside the glossy printed deluxe boxset.

pressing information MARCH  (2019): 

STANDARD EDITION : FOUR DIFFERENT SLEEVES

1-FOUR VARIATIONS EDITION 100 COPIES X4 .

this new DOUBLE set will be housed  in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK (25X14 CM) , containing a 8 pages of foldout booklet!!!!! with focus and details on the January & February 1974 Vegas Season plus a collection of live photographs from the March 1974 Tour and the classic newspapers clip and memorabilia plus a bonus high glossy 300 grams card. The internal booklet, once opened, turns into an incredible poster. We have FOUR VARIATION OF POSTER FOR THE FOUR VARIATION SLEEVE AND FOUR DIFFERENT SPINE COLOR!!!! 
AN INCREDIBLE SET !! COLLECT THEM ALL!!.

 
All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed.


PRESS RELEASE FIRST IN LINE DELUXE  EDITION

-         DELUXE BOXSET EDITION WITH TWO DIFFERENT COVER VARIATION 50+50 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE Glossy STICKER!!!!!  EXCLUSIVE  HAND NUMBERED, EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY SEALED.

so we have two box sets with different covers, which we can call white boxset and blue boxset. They contain the same material illustrated below, but with a white and blue cassette.  
BOXSET INCLUDES:

-         EXCLUSIVE glossy BOXSET 30X16X3 CM SIZE

-         EXCLUSIVE FOLDOUT ART PRINT HIGH QUALITY GLOSSY PAPER 130 GRAMS 37X37 CM OF SIZE. THE TWO CD ARE CONTAINED IN THESE TWO FOLDOUT ART PRINT COVER WITH ONE SIZE POSTER AND THE OTHER SIDE WITH A MISCELLANIA OF PICTURES AND CD COVER&TRACKLISTING. ALL THE COPIES HAND NUMBERED ACCORDING WITH BOXSET STICKER.

-         EXCLUSIVE CASSETTE TAPE  ( white and blue color, inserted as a front sticker of the boxset) WITH THE COMPLETE CLOSING NIGHT SHOW,  FEBRUARY 09,1974 IN IMPROVED SOUND
-         THREE FOLDOUT ARTCARD HIGH QUALITY GLOSSY PAPER 300 GRAM 44X20 CM OF SZE
-         Exclusive PERSONALIZED NOTEBOOK WITH SILK-SCREEN PRINTING  IN THE FRONT COVER, A/5 SIZE 100 WHITE PAGES
Update march 1, 2019


BLUE HAWAII – SPLICED TAKES SPECIAL

CMT is proud to present their latest addition to this great series.
All 15 tracks are unreleased in this format!
New splices and edits gives you a feeling you have a complete new album!
“Can’t Help Falling in Love" has been made just like the master with the “reprise”,
“Slicin’Sand" includes 3 different guitar solos and rocks the sand out of your speakers!
“Ito Eats” has a very different ending.
We could go on, but “No More" ...just make sure to order your copy now!

Blue Hawaii - Spliced take 1,2,3,5,3
Almost Always True - Spliced take 2,3
Aloha Oe - Spliced Take 6,1
No More - Spliced take 4,8,15
Can't Help Falling in Love - Spliced take 24,24,26
Rock A-Hula Baby - Spliced take 1,2,3
Moonlight Swim - Spliced take 1,4,4
Ku U I Po - Spliced take 6,7
Ito Eats - Spliced take 1,2,5,5,5,5
Slicin Sand - Spliced Take  8,3,5,14
Hawaiian Sunset 6,2,3,3,3
Steppin Out of Line - Spliced take 11*, 15 *,8 #
Beach Boy Blues - Spliced take 3,3,3
Island of Love - Spliced take 2,9,9,9
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Spliced take 1,2,2


Update February 21, 2018

Return To Sender

Audionics label is back with its first release of 2019, called "RETURN TO SENDER... THE SUMMER OF '76".

Elvis first played Hampton Roads, VA on April 9th, 1972, two shows in a day. It was the beginning of his phenomenal April tour and the Hampton Roads evening show was filmed by MGM for the "Elvis On Tour" documentary. Elvis returned to Hampton Roads Coliseum on March 11th, 1974, and then again in 1976, for two shows on July 31st and August 1st matinee. It was his final appearance there.

1976 was a special year for the United States of America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Most Americans wanted to show their patriotism in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about his country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add "America The Beautiful" to his set-list.

The August 1st, 1976 concert has often been described as a rather poor Elvis show - not because he was "out of it" or medicated - but because his voice was far from its best. Admittedly, it is true that his voice sounded tired, a bit hoarse and even flat in places, but still, Elvis did a solid job on several songs and his audience definitely enjoyed the show.

Nevertheless, there's no need to deny the fact that Elvis' vocal was far from perfect. It's equally obvious that Elvis was aware, too, because he told to his audience almost apologetically, "We had a late show last night, and I only got two hours of sleep" and "Good afternoon! God that sounds strange 'good afternoon'... I just got up!" Yup, the August 1st concert was a 2:30pm show, which was unusual as there was no 8:30pm show that day. Actually, the infamous Houston, August 28th, 1976 show was also a 2:30pm matinee, and after these shows, management decided not to program any afternoon shows in the future. 

The Hampton Roads show has one saving grace: Elvis decided to respond to the audience request for "Return To Sender", which was an impromptu performance, and a true live rarity. Elvis sings it reasonably well and it was the highlight of the concert.   

This show was originally released by the "Fort Baxter" label in 1995 and then re-released by "Gravel Road Music" label in 2012). "Gravel Road Music" label used the original Ft. Baxter CD as a source.

For this ultimate reissue, the Audionics team worked directly from a first generation soundboard tape transfer (RCA tape T0199) and made significant improvements to the audio. Both previous releases suffer from too much of reverb and compression. Audionics was able to work from the unprocessed and complete recording, which gives a more nuanced view of the concert. The original release on Ft. Baxter label was heavily compressed, which made Elvis' voice sound worse. We're not saying that this is now a fabulous concert, but the truth has many nuances, and this more natural sounding tape shows that despite some challenges, Elvis did a solid job and entertained the crowd that afternoon. 

Both previous releases were slightly incomplete, a part of Elvis' introduction of The Stamps was edited out, and the Closing Vamp was faded out very early. Our new release is the first to present this recording 100% complete as recorded, and the Closing Vamp is now also complete, including the after show announcements: certainly proof that we went back to the original tape. Most important, the sound is now far more natural too, and with much better dynamics.

As a bonus, Audionics decided to add small collection of songs recorded during 1976 Summer tours. Tracks 29 & 30 were previously released on The Final Homecoming" 2CD (by Audionics, 2009), track 31 was released on "Houston We Have A Problem" CD (again Audionics 2013). All bonus tracks were newly restored and mastered from scratch.

This CD is presented in 3-panel digipak. Due to the lack of quality photographs from the Hampton Roads concert, great collection of various high quality concert shots from Summer of 1976 has been used.

So now you have the chance to obtain the ultimate release of the famous "Return to Sender" concert. This recording never sounded better. It is dynamic, detailed, and in crystal clear sound! You may ask your import CD dealer for audio samples.

Tracks:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me, Let Me Know - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. 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. Return To Sender - 14. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 15. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 16. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 17. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff, with Elvis sing along) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Bonus tracks:

29. One Night - 30. That's All Right - 31. Polk Salad Annie - 32. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 33. Fairytale.

Tracks 29 & 30 recorded July 5, 1976,8:30pm, The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN.
Track 31 recorded August 28, 1976, 2:30pm, The Summit, Houston, TX.
Track 32 recorded August 31, 1976, 8:30pm, Macon Coliseum, Macon, GA.
Track 33 recorded September 8, 1976, 2:30pm, Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL.

Update February 18, 2019

A Shining Star

As we begin 2019, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The Las Vegas, August 28, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased and moreover, it was never available in solid sound, until now!
It’s not easy to write something new about the August 1972 Las Vegas shows, without
repeating well-known facts. Nevertheless, there’s one thing that stands out – it was Elvis’ very last Vegas season when he was singing consistently well during all of his concerts. There was not a single average or controversial show and no cancellations, either. Compared to Elvis’ April and November ’72 tours, where he was noticeably bloated and pale in the face, in August he was trim and suntanned. He looked absolutely great and his voice was excellent, too.

This is Elvis performing at his finest in Vegas, just before things went down the tube. There are no surprises, but his singing on this newly obtained audience tape is so good that it’s a delight to listen to this, following too many recent releases from his final years. It’s refreshing to hear the man deliver the goods in a no-nonsense fashion, singing the hell out of the ballads and rockin’ like a freight train on the up-tempo stuff. The set list may well be the best that he did in the seventies, and especially in this rather decent sound quality, this makes for a highly listenable CD. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this one! You may ask your supplier for audio clips.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with collection of great images taken during August/September 1972 concerts.

If you've enjoyed our previous August 1972 releases from the „FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE” miniseries, called „A Sensational Opening Night“, „Everybody Let’s Rock” and


„Heart And Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll“, then you are sure to enjoy our
forthcoming release, too!

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B. Goode - 04. Until
It’s Time For You To Go - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental Intermezzo - 09. What Now My Love (with false start) - 10. Fever - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel -
14. All Shook Up - 15. Love Me Tender - 16. Hound Dog - 17. I’ll Remember You - 18. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Band Introductions - 21. My Way - 22. A Big Hunk Of Love - 23. You Gave Me A Mountain - 24.
medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 25. Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Update February 4, 2019

MRS APRIL 2019 VINYL RELEASES
MRS will have 2 products to release on Record Store Day 13th April 2019. Both titles will be Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP sets with a 24-page photo spread gatefold with stunning pictures.
The titles are ‘Made in Germany – Private Recordings’ which features the best of the remastered private recordings Elvis made in Germany and ‘The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings’ containing all the movie masters and movie versions from the 1950’s.
TRACKLIST
MADE IN GERMANY – PRIVATE RECORDINGS
SIDE A
01. I'm Beginning to Forget You
02. Mona Lisa
03. I Can’t Help It/Guitar
04. Danny Boy (Complete and LFS)
05. Loving You
06. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)
07. Cool Water 4:35 (Bob Nolan)   

SIDE B
01. Like A Baby                 
02. His Hand in Mine (Complete/Ending)
03. Her Hand in Mine
04. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (Rehearsing Ending)                               
05. Her Hand in Mine (Complete 2)                                           
06. Her Hand in Mine (Complete 3)                                           
07. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere
08. Are You Lonesome Tonight?                                            
09. Oh, Lonesome Me

           
SIDE C
01. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy
02. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 1)
03. Piano/Earth Angel
04. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)
05. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)

SIDE D
01. Apron Strings (Reprise)
02. It’s Been So Long Darling
03. I Will Be True
04. There’s No Tomorrow
05. The Titles Will Tell
06. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano
07. Send Me Some Lovin'
08. The Fool

THE COMPLETE ‘50s MOVIE MASTERS & ALTERNATE RECORDINGS

SIDE A

LOVE ME TENDER (1956)

01. Love Me Tender (STEREO)
02. Let Me (STEREO)
03. Poor Boy (STEREO)
04. We're Gonna Move (STEREO)
05. Let Me (Take 3) (STEREO)
06. We're Gonna Move (Take 4) (STEREO)
07. Love Me Tender (Movie End Title)

SIDE B

LOVING YOU (1957)

01. Mean Woman Blues
02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
03. Loving You
04. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
05. Lonesome Cowboy
06. Hot Dog
07. Party
08. Loving You (Fast Movie Version)
09. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie Master)
10. Party (Movie Master)
11. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie Finale)

 

SIDE C

JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957)

01. Jailhouse Rock
02. Young & Beautiful
03. I Want to Be Free
04. Don't Leave Me Now
05. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don't Care
06. Treat Me Nice
07. Jailhouse Rock (Movie Version) (STEREO)
08. Don't Leave Me Now (Movie Set Version)
09. Treat Me Nice (Movie No Overdub Version) (STEREO)
10. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Movie Edit)
11. Young & Beautiful (Movie End Title)

 

SIDE D

KING CREOLE (1958)

01. King Creole
02. As Long as I Have You
03. Hard Headed Woman
04. Trouble
05. Dixieland Rock
06. Don't Ask Me Why
07. Lover Doll
08. Crawfish (Unedited Master)
09. Young Dreams
10. Steadfast, Loyal and True
11. New Orleans
12. Crawfish (Movie Master Edit)

Update February 4, 2019

"ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE" DAE - DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY 2 LP SET

DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY goes back to 1971. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE was the fourth cd release and it is about time it became available on vinyl. The first four titles : HERE I GO AGAIN, OLD TIMES THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, LET ME TAKE YOU HOME & HOLDING BACK THE YEARS were a complete sell out and were well received by vinyl collectors. Now ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE is available on this deluxe double vinyl album. It mainly contains the January 27, 1971 12.00AM performance. These recordings are among very few known soundboard recordings from 1971. Now this remarkable show is available on this deluxe vinyl album and it's a beauty! And of course the show is included on cd too. The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.

TRACKLISTING:
SIDE 1
01. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 02. THAT’S ALL RIGHT 03. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME 04. LOVE ME TENDER 05. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING 06. SWEET CAROLINE

SIDE 2
01. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ 02. POLK SALAD ANNIE 03. ONLY BELIEVE 04. HOW GREAT THOU ART 05. INTRODUCTIONS 06. JOHNNY B. GOODE

SIDE 3
01. THE WONDER OF YOU 02. SOMETHING 03. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 04. LOVE ME 05. ONE NIGHT 06. BLUE SUEDE SHOES 07. HOUND DOG

SIDE 4
01. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN 02. LOVE ME TENDER 03. JOHNNY B. GOODE 04. INTRODUCTIONS 05. THE WONDER OF YOU 06. INTRODUCTION OF HAL WALLIS 07. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (TECHNICAL ERROR) 08. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 09. SOMETHING

Elvis Presley with The Sweet Inspirations & The Imperials
January 27, 1971 12.00AM
Tracks 1 & 2 (side 1) & complete side 4 are recorded at the January 26, 1971 opening show

CD TRACKLISTING

01. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 02. THAT’S ALL RIGHT 03. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME 04. LOVE ME TENDER 05. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING 06. SWEET CAROLINE 07. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ 08. POLK SALAD ANNIE 09. ONLY BELIEVE 10. HOW GREAT THOU ART 11. INTRODUCTIONS 12. JOHNNY B. GOODE 13. THE WONDER OF YOU 14. SOMETHING 15. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 16. LOVE ME 17. ONE NIGHT 18. BLUE SUEDE SHOES 19. HOUND DOG 20. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN 21. LOVE ME TENDER 22. JOHNNY B. GOODE 23. INTRODUCTIONS 24. THE WONDER OF YOU 25. INTRODUCTION OF HAL WALLIS 26. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (TECHNICAL ERROR) 27. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 28. SOMETHING

Tracks 1 & 2 & 20-28 are recorded at the
January 26, 1971 opening show


GUITAR MAN / HELP ME Jarvis Records 45 RPM + CD

In 1980 Felton Jarvis, Elvis' record producer for the last decade came to the remarkable idea to freshen up some of Elvis' recordings. The idea was to add total new backing tracks to Elvis' voice. This resulted in the 1981 record release of "Guitar Man". You hate it or you love it is probably the right thing to say about the album. Felton was convinced Elvis would have loved it. The title track "Guitar Man" written and first performed by Jerry Reed was one of the tracks considered for the album. Jerry Reed was part of the original recording by Elvis in 1967 and now Jerry Reed was back in the studio with Felton Jarvis to work on the new album. Besides the guitar work he also recorded a "duet" version of the song.

This version never made it to the album but it probably should have. Felton finished the track most likely for his own pleasure or maybe it was considered to end up on the album. We probably will never know as Felton Jarvis sadly passed away early January 1981 even before the album came out. The second track on this 45RPM / CD combo is "HELP ME". The song written by Larry Gatlin of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. This track was not used on the GUITAR MAN album. This track has overdubs by the Gatlin Brothers and when you listen to it you will notice this version was probably not finished by Felton Jarvis, this is either an "early version" or he never go to the point of finishing it due to his untimely death. Before the album would be released the idea raised to record a so called open-ended interview with Felton Jarvis for the radio stations. Disk Jockeys would be able to ask a question and Felton would answer the question that would be played from a record. The recording for this open-ended interview would take place somewhere in the last week of December. On December 16 1980 Jerry Flowers visited Felton to discuss the questions and prepare the interview. Jerry Flowers recorded this meeting as a test for the upcoming interview. The official interview never took place as Felton Jarvis suffered a stroke on December 19. Resulting in his death January 3rd 1981. RCA decided to release the informal recording on a record for Radio Stations. This complete recording is now available on this cd.
This 45RPM plus CD is available in yellow & purple vinyl.


MEMPHIS BALLADS

After the great success of the "Nashville Ballads" compilation, this is the superb follow-up, "Memphis Ballads". Housed in a stunning 6 panel digipack, this CD contains 20 fantastic outtakes from 1969-1976, all recorded in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. A truly great collection ! 01. Do You Know Who I Am ( take 5 ) 02. If I'm A Fool ( take 3 ) 03. Inherit The Wind ( vocal overdub ) 04. Gentle On My Mind ( track replacement overdub ) 05. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road ( take 7 ) 06. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ( home recording ) 07. I Miss You ( edit ) * 08. Sweet Angeline ( edit ) * 09. Take Good Care Of Her ( edit ) * 10. For Ol' Times Sake ( edit ) * 11. Are You Sincere ( edit ) * 12. It's Midnight ( take 11 ) 13. Never Again ( take 11 ) 14. Solitaire ( take 3 ) 15. The Last Farewell ( undubbed master ) 16. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ( rough mix of master ) 17. It's Easy For You ( undubbed master ) 18. Danny Boy ( take 9 ) 19. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall ( rough mix of master ) 20. Love Coming Down ( take 4 ) *unreleased

Update February 1, 2019



First In Line

To be released soon, First In Line (MxF Records) featuring both the shows performed by Elvis in Las Vegas NV, Hilton Hotel on February 01, 1974 DS&MS. Both the previously unreleased shows are taken directly from a first generation tape.

After the deserved rest of 5 months, Elvis is back in Las Vegas Hilton. A new contract has been signed by Elvis, he wants to perform twice a year, but only two weeks at a time rather than the previous four. Starting from January 12th Elvis starts the rehearsal of his 10th Las Vegas Season, on Saturday 26th He opened the season dressed in a white jumpsuit in good spirit and in good shape too. The repertoire was reduced compared to the previous season to 15/20 songs with three new additions: Help me, Spanish Eyes and the popular Let Me Be There. The choice of songs in the different shows varied little, in particular in the two shows here presented the only variation is the song The First Time Ever I Saw your face that replaces the now classic Let Me Be There in the Midnight Show.

Speaking about the two unreleased shows, they are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, but we are talking about of two concerts of very good quality and well performed with the audience very pleased by the shows. Elvis is bringing back the rocker Polk Salad Annie and his performing of the classic Trying To get To You never sounded better, searching the best song is very hard because all the songs are very well performed, but for sure Elvis’ joy while performing the popular Let Me Be There is undeniable, often singing also the reprise.

The sound is very good for ambient recordings, we have on our hands the original mono tapes of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise, hiss, and clicks, but we always give priority to the integrity of the original recording, trying to achieve a clearer sound in spite of the background noise. The result is a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and you definitely can live the atmosphere of an Elvis’ concert in the seventies. This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing 8 pages of a foldout booklet that in one side opening gives life to a great poster, while the backside is full of backstage photos of the season with classic memorabilia and newspaper clippings plus a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size.

To have a special collector’s item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeve VARIATIONS. The variations will also be extended to the internal poster and to the coloring of the digipack spine. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and please remember!! These are LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

For the first time, MxF LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE WITH THE 400 copies of the STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION of 100 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!

CD 1 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 DS

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. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 12. Spanish Eyes 13. Why Me Lord? ( Stamps) 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introduction 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You 17. Help Me 18. An American Trilogy 19. Let Me Be There ( with reprise) 20. Can’t Help Falling Love 21. Closing Vamp

CD 2 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 MS

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. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Intro 12. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord? ( Stamps) 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You 18. Help Me 19. An American Trilogy 20. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 21. Can’t Help Falling Love 22. Closing Vamp

Update February 19, 2019


MRS FINAL DETAILS: MADE IN GERMANY

 

MRS will release a 4CD/152-page book entitled ELVIS - MADE IN GERMANY – THE COMPLETE PRIVATE RECORDINGSon 8 March 2019. 

The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings. 

Although the original tapes were damaged with noise, hiss and distortion, for the first time ever, all of Elvis’ recordings made in Germany, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology.  This means that, finally, these truly historical recordings now provide for a complete and enjoyable listening experience. Over the coming weeks, prior to the release date, MRS will be releasing previews of our high restoration techniques through the various collectors forums and channels, providing audio comparisons with all the previous poorly mastered versions - including those included on the recent FTD release which contains some of the tracks also contained in this set. 

The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany. The BONUS CD included features the essential RCA studio masters from the 1957-’58 period (also lovingly restored and remastered by MRS) and includes - together for the first time - studio banter AS WELL AS the count-ins on ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ and ‘White Christmas’.

The Made in Germany CD set is available for preorder from your local Elvis dealer now.  Also, watch out for the announcement in the coming weeks for the Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP/24-page gatefold version, containing the best of the home recordings Elvis made in Germany!

 

CD1
September 1958 Interviews

01 Press Interview (Brooklyn Army Terminal)
02 Elvis Presley Newsreel Interview (1958)
03 Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis In the U.S.S. Randall

Guitar Reel 1
04 I'm Beginning to Forget You
05 I Can’t Help It (End Only)/Mona Lisa
06 I Can’t Help It/Guitar
07 Danny Boy/Danny Boy (Incomplete)
08 Loving You
09 Guitar/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
10 Dialogue/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
11 Dialogue /Santa Claus Is Back in Town/ Dialogue /Loving You/Dialogue
12 Dialogue /Loving You (One Line)/Dialogue
13 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Reprise)
14 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Elvis Reprise)

CD 2
Guitar Reel 2

01. He Knows Just What I Need/Working on The Building
02. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS x 2)
03. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 1)
04. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 2)
05. He Knows Just What I Need (rehearsing/LFS x2)
06. He Knows Just What I Need (complete3)
07. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS/Rehearsal)
08. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)
09. Cool Water                                 
10. Like A Baby                 
11. His Hand in Mine (complete/ending)
12. Young Love (Red West singing)                                        
13. Her Hand in Mine
14. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (rehearsing ending)
15. Her Hand in Mine (complete 2)                                            
16. Her Hand in Mine (complete 3/cut)
17. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere  
18. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / Once Upon A Time
19. Stand by Me (Damaged Sections)
20. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/Take My Hand, Precious Lord              
21. Oh Lonesome Me                                                    

CD 3
Piano Reel

01. I Asked the Lord
02. Apron Strings
03. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy
04 I Asked the Lord (Reprise)
05. Piano/Earth Angel
06. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)
07. Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano/At the Hop
08. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)

09. Apron Strings (Reprise)
10. It’s Been So Long Darling
11. Earth Angel (Intro)/I Will Be True
12. There’s No Tomorrow
13 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow 2)/Que Sera/Hound Dog
14. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 2)
15. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Reprise)
16. Apron Strings (Reprise 2)
17. The Titles Will Tell
18. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano
19. Send Me Some Lovin'
20. The Fool (Take 1)
21. The Fool (Take 2FS, 3FS, 4)

 

 

 

CD4 – BONUS DISC

THE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1957
01 All Shook Up (with Studio Chat & Count in)
02 (There'll Be) Peace in The Valley (For Me)
03 That's When Your Heartaches Begin
04 I Believe
05 Take My Hand Precious Lord
06 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
07 Blueberry Hill
08 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
09 Is It So Strange
10 Don't Leave Me Now (with Studio Chat & Count in)
11 I Beg of You
12 One Night (With You)
13 True Love
14 I Need You So
15 Blue Christmas
16 My Wish Came True
17 White Christmas (with Studio Chat & Count in)
18 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
19 Silent Night
20 Don’t’
21 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
22 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
23 Santa Claus Is Back in Town
24 I'll Be Home for Christmas

THE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1958
25 Doncha' Think It's Time [Single master]
26 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
27 I Need Your Love Tonight
28 A Big Hunk O' Love
29 (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
30 I Got Stung
31 Doncha' Think It's Time [LP master]
32 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed Version)

Update January 19, 2019


CHRISTMAS SESSIONS

'Elvis Christmas Sessions' (ELVIS ONE) presents the september 5, 6 & 7 1957 sessions for the first time in chronological order and with all the available studio chat on one new cd!
During these sessions Elvis recorded all 8 Christmas songs from his 1957 'Elvis Christmas Album' plus 'Treat Me Nice', 'My Wish Came True' and 'Don't'.
To make this release complete we've included 9 rare versions official released through the years!

Including a booklet with photos and recording information.

SEPTEMBER 5 1957 SESSION
  1. Treat Me Nice (with count-in) 2:21
  2. Blue Christmas 2:10

SEPTEMBER 6 1957 SESSION
  3. My Wish Came True (with count-in) 2:41
  4. White Christmas (with count-in) 2:44
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1:56
  6. Silent Night 2:25
  7. Don’t (with count-in) 2:56

SEPTEMBER 7 1957 SESSION
  8. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2:38
  9. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 1:56
10. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:24
11.  I’ll Be Home For Christmas 1:55

RARE RELEASED VERSIONS
12. White Christmas (repaired master) 2:24
13. Blue Christmas (reprocessed stereo version) 2:08
14. Silent Night (without piano intro) 2:14
15. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 1:55
16. White Christmas (with count-in) 2:25
17. Blue Christmas 2:08
18. Silent Night 2:25
19. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (from Elvis’ special
      Christmas radio program, dec. 3, 1967) 1:52
20. Special message from Elvis / Silent Night
      (album version) 2:18
Update December 27, 2018

Made in Germany

MRS has announced "Made in Germany". More details in January.
Update December 27, 2018

Out in a few days - Elvis - April 10 1972, Richmond

A fantastic double CD album taken from the original 8 and 16 track master tapes!

Label:  Victrola 2018-03-2

Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Richmond Coliseum on April 10th 1972.

Welcome to another spectacular ‘Elvis On Tour’ release, brought to you by the Victrola label. Our recent ‘Greensboro, April 14, ‘72’ release was very well received, despite some reviewers failing to point out the fact that we presented a genuine, recently prepared, unreleased mix of the show as well as unreleased bits and pieces of the rehearsals on disc two.

The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD ‘Carry Me Back To Old Virginia’ - first ever release of this show in mono (incomplete) and 2008 Madison label CD ‘Red Hot In Richmond’ - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete).

Richmond concert was never available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multi-track master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.

In 2013, Richmond show was remixed in renewed studio, using original 8- and 16-track tapes for an audiovisual project which was never finished and new mix was stored back in the vaults of the record company. Victrola label obtained original 2013 remix together with Greensboro show and decided to release it due to its absolutely stunning sound quality. Richmond show never sounded better!

Critics, predictably, will point out that this can’t be true because ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ is still incomplete and therefore Victorola can’t be having an original recording and mix of this show. Well, in fact we do have that. We also have the original ‘On Tour’ paperwork from the vaults.

Upon reading this paperwork it becomes clear that the ‘On Tour’ shows were recorded in both 16-track and 8-track. The reason behind recording it on both 16- and 8-track is probably due to the fact that it was a) not a regular concert recording but also the recording of a soundtrack for a movie and b) the 8-track could also be meant as a safety back-up, just in case something went wrong with the 16-track recording.

The official paperwork also reveals that almost half of the Richmond show is in the Sony vaults on 16-track tapes, the other half is on 8-track tapes. It makes one wonder if some of the original 16-track tapes are missing or are in the hands of collectors or are perhaps stored in the MGM vaults? The paperwork also proves that ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not (!) recorded other than only a very small snippet of the beginning of the song. ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ from the Richmond show is listed in the official paperwork as being ‘Film Company Number: 51’. The paperwork then reads:‘One (1) 8 track copy of original recording (overlaps and songs missing)’. Then there are handwritten notes, also from the vaults, of someone writing down about what is on the ‘On Tour’ tapes. The writer notes about ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ of the Richmond show: ‘brief’. In other words: short / incomplete. So there you have it: some of the ‘On Tour’ recordings in the Sony vaults are incomplete and ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not recorded in full and therefore missing from the tape.
Obviously the ‘main course’ of our release is the spectacular sounding Richmond concert on disc one, with the incomplete ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, but fortunately only the start of the song is missing.

We have added second disc with ‘an overview’ of ‘Elvis On Tour’, featuring songs recorded during the March 1972 studio rehearsal sessions in Hollywood, CA and live songs from April 9, 1972 Hampton Roads, VA evening show and April 18, 1972 San Antonio, TX in glorious stereo. We have included two great monaural tracks from the April 5th 1972, Buffalo rehearsal, too.

This disc starts with the (little bit naughty) March 30, 1972 take 2 rehearsal of ‘Burning Love’. This time in better sound then before. We all know that when Elvis starts changing lyrics and laughing, he is in a great mood. Through several interesting rehearsals we come to a collection of songs from above mentioned shows recorded for ‘On Tour’. All these tracks are taken from the original tapes and latest, unreleased, mixes from the vaults. Your special attention is requested for the great sound on the recordings of San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972!

As a very pleasant and special feature, we have added 8 tracks recorded during Elvis concerts in Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972. All these recordings come in a different mix, prepared back in 1972 by RCA in Japan. This mix is very rare and hardly ever heard. It features some instruments much more prominent in the mix such as the organ and Glen D. Hardin on piano and some errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired in studio. The sound is fantastic and we feel that the recording of ‘The Impossible Dream’ shines more than ever before.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy this second Victrola release, featuring material from ‘Elvis On Tour’ and recognize the fact that we are bringing you this material in the best quality possible.

All tracks were taken from original sources and digitally restored and remastered in renewed studio for your listening pleasure. CD1 all tracks are stereo. CD2 all tracks are stereo except for tracks 9 & 10.

''Elvis April 10, 1972 Richmond'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet. Most of photos used for this project were taken in Richmond, April 10, 1972. Front cover cool image was taken in El Paso, November 10, 1972. Additional photos from Hampton Roads, April 09, 1972, selected March/April 1972 candid shots and photos taken during Madison Square Garden performances in June 1972 have also been added

The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2019, including fantastic 180grams vinyl versions of Greensboro and Richmond concerts in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix and several interesting CDs too, so stay tuned!

Tracklist:

CD1

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It’s Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Hound Dog
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Love Me Tender                                                       
15. It's Over
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Band Introductions
18. For The Good Times
19. I Can't Stop Loving You                                                        
20. An American Trilogy                                             
21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete)
22. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one line) / Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can't Help Falling In Love                                                    
24. Closing Vamp

CD2

01. Burning Love (take 2, rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1972)
02. For The Good Times (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
03. Heartbreak Hotel (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
04. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
05. Help Me Make It Through The Night (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
06. Young And Beautiful (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
07. Proud Mary (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
08. Never Been To Spain (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
09. Polk Salad Annie (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
10. I Can't Stop Loving You  (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
11. C. C. Rider (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
12. I Got A Woman - Amen  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
13. You Gave Me A Mountain  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
14. Polk Salad Annie  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
15. A Big Hunk O Love  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
16. Lawdy Miss Clawdy  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
17. How Great Thou Art (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
18. An American Trilogy (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
19. Blue Suede Shoes (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
20. Reconsider Baby (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
21. I'll Remember You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
22. That's All Right (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
23. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
24. Hound Dog  (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
25. I Can't Stop Loving You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
26. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)

Tracks 19-21 recorded at the afternoon show on June 10, 1972 at Madison Square Garden. These tracks are alternate mixes and different to what has been released before.

Track 22-26 recorded at the evening show on June 10 1972 at Madison Square Garden. These tracks contain unreleased multi-track original mixdown complete with errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired.


Update December 15, 2018

First Time In Huntsville Out Now!!

Out now is the new VV release "First Time In Huntsville" a SPECIAL DELUXE LP Double Set & CD, featuring for the first time label for the first time in vinyl both the shows of the second day in Huntsville, AL May 31, 1975, included as a bonus the unreleased ambiance recording from the opening show of the tour, Huntsville AL May 30, 1975.
There will be 3 different editions:

The standard will be limited at 300 copies… the first 100 copies will be presented as a deluxe edition including exclusive contents For the last VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS Each copy will be individually sealed.

-STANDARD EDITION 300 COPIES LIMITED SET INCLUDING:
GATEFOLD GLOSSY SLEEVE 300 GRAM
DOUBLE BLACK VINYL 180 GRAMS!!+ CD
HIGH QUALITY MATT PAPER POSTER 90X60 CM BOTH SIDE PRINTED.!!!!!
EACH COPY HAND NUMBERED AND INDIVIDUALLY SEALED.

-FIRST 100 COPIES LIMITED SET INCLUDING:
EXCLUSIVE GLOSSY STICKER.
EXCLUSIVE 120 GRAM GLOSSY OVERSLEEVE HAND NUMBERED.
GATEFOLD GLOSSY SLEEVE 300 GRAM
EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE MARBLE GREEN COLORED VINYL 180 GRAMS!!,
CD, HIGH QUALITY MATT POSTER 90X60 CM BOTH SIDE PRINTED
EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT OF HIGH QUALITY GLOSSY PAPER 300 GRAMS OF 20X15 CM OF SIZE ( THREE DIFFERENT).
EXCLUSIVE GLOSSY 130 GRAMS PAPER POSTER 60X30 CM.
EXCLUSIVE FLEXI MAGNET
!!!!! EACH ONE HAND NUMBERED AND INDIVIDUALLY SEALED.

-SPECIAL DELUXE BOXED EDITION 100 COPIES LIMITED SET INCLUDING:

EXCLUSIVE GLOSSY LARGE ART STICKER (TWO DIFFERENT)
EXCLUSIVE HEAVY BOXSET FACTORY PRINTED 31X31X3,5 CM OF SIZE,
EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE marble BLUE COLORED VINYL 180 GRAMS!!,
EXCLUSIVE HIGH QUALITY 300 GRAM PAPER ART CARD HAND NUMBERED EXCLUSIVE HIGH-QUALITY PERSONALIZED T-SHIRT (two sizes, L,XL)
EXCLUSIVE 12” GLOSSY PAPER 130 GRAM SOFTCOVER BOOK OF 44 PAGES!!!!
EXCLUSIVE LARGE PIN 5.5 CM OF DIAMETER
EXCLUSIVE CASSETTE FEATURING THE UNRELEASED AMBIANCE OPENING TOUR
SHOW HUNTSVILLE MAY 30, 1975 Cassette coming with two different color!
!!!!! EACH ONE HAND NUMBERED AND INDIVIDUALLY SEALED.
Updated December 3, 2018

Elvis - April 10 1972, Richmond

A fantastic double CD album taken from the original 8 and 16 track master tapes!

Label:  Victrola 2018-03-2

Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Richmond Coliseum on April 10th 1972.

Welcome to another spectacular ‘Elvis On Tour’ release, brought to you by the Victrola label. Our recent ‘Greensboro, April 14, ‘72’ release was very well received, despite some reviewers failing to point out the fact that we presented a genuine, recently prepared, unreleased mix of the show as well as unreleased bits and pieces of the rehearsals on disc two.

The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD ‘Carry Me Back To Old Virginia’ - first ever release of this show in mono (incomplete) and 2008 Madison label CD ‘Red Hot In Richmond’ - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete).

Richmond concert was never available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multi-track master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.

In 2013, Richmond show was remixed in renewed studio, using original 8- and 16-track tapes for an audiovisual project which was never finished and new mix was stored back in the vaults of the record company. Victrola label obtained original 2013 remix together with Greensboro show and decided to release it due to its absolutely stunning sound quality. Richmond show never sounded better!

Critics, predictably, will point out that this can’t be true because ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ is still incomplete and therefore Victorola can’t be having an original recording and mix of this show. Well, in fact we do have that. We also have the original ‘On Tour’ paperwork from the vaults.

Upon reading this paperwork it becomes clear that the ‘On Tour’ shows were recorded in both 16-track and 8-track. The reason behind recording it on both 16- and 8-track is probably due to the fact that it was a) not a regular concert recording but also the recording of a soundtrack for a movie and b) the 8-track could also be meant as a safety back-up, just in case something went wrong with the 16-track recording.

The official paperwork also reveals that almost half of the Richmond show is in the Sony vaults on 16-track tapes, the other half is on 8-track tapes. It makes one wonder if some of the original 16-track tapes are missing or are in the hands of collectors or are perhaps stored in the MGM vaults? The paperwork also proves that ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not (!) recorded other than only a very small snippet of the beginning of the song. ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ from the Richmond show is listed in the official paperwork as being ‘Film Company Number: 51’. The paperwork then reads:‘One (1) 8 track copy of original recording (overlaps and songs missing)’. Then there are handwritten notes, also from the vaults, of someone writing down about what is on the ‘On Tour’ tapes. The writer notes about ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ of the Richmond show: ‘brief’. In other words: short / incomplete. So there you have it: some of the ‘On Tour’ recordings in the Sony vaults are incomplete and ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not recorded in full and therefore missing from the tape.
Obviously the ‘main course’ of our release is the spectacular sounding Richmond concert on disc one, with the incomplete ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, but fortunately only the start of the song is missing.

We have added second disc with ‘an overview’ of ‘Elvis On Tour’, featuring songs recorded during the March 1972 studio rehearsal sessions in Hollywood, CA and live songs from April 9, 1972 Hampton Roads, VA evening show and April 18, 1972 San Antonio, TX in glorious stereo. We have included two great monaural tracks from the April 5th 1972, Buffalo rehearsal, too.

This disc starts with the (little bit naughty) March 30, 1972 take 2 rehearsal of ‘Burning Love’. This time in better sound then before. We all know that when Elvis starts changing lyrics and laughing, he is in a great mood. Through several interesting rehearsals we come to a collection of songs from above mentioned shows recorded for ‘On Tour’. All these tracks are taken from the original tapes and latest, unreleased, mixes from the vaults. Your special attention is requested for the great sound on the recordings of San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972!

As a very pleasant and special feature, we have added 8 tracks recorded during Elvis concerts in Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972. All these recordings come in a different mix, prepared back in 1972 by RCA in Japan. This mix is very rare and hardly ever heard. It features some instruments much more prominent in the mix such as the organ and Glen D. Hardin on piano and some errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired in studio. The sound is fantastic and we feel that the recording of ‘The Impossible Dream’ shines more than ever before.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy this second Victrola release, featuring material from ‘Elvis On Tour’ and recognize the fact that we are bringing you this material in the best quality possible.

All tracks were taken from original sources and digitally restored and remastered in renewed studio for your listening pleasure. CD1 all tracks are stereo. CD2 all tracks are stereo except for tracks 9 & 10.

''Elvis April 10, 1972 Richmond'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet. Most of photos used for this project were taken in Richmond, April 10, 1972. Front cover cool image was taken in El Paso, November 10, 1972. Additional photos from Hampton Roads, April 09, 1972, selected March/April 1972 candid shots and photos taken during Madison Square Garden performances in June 1972 have also been added

The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2019, including fantastic 180grams vinyl versions of Greensboro and Richmond concerts in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix and several interesting CDs too, so stay tuned!

Tracklist:

CD1

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It’s Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Hound Dog
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Love Me Tender                                                       
15. It's Over
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Band Introductions
18. For The Good Times
19. I Can't Stop Loving You                                                        
20. An American Trilogy                                             
21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete)
22. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one line) / Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can't Help Falling In Love                                                    
24. Closing Vamp

CD2

01. Burning Love (take 2, rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1972)
02. For The Good Times (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
03. Heartbreak Hotel (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
04. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
05. Help Me Make It Through The Night (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
06. Young And Beautiful (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
07. Proud Mary (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
08. Never Been To Spain (rehearsal, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 1972)
09. Polk Salad Annie (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
10. I Can't Stop Loving You  (rehearsal, Buffalo, NY, April 5, 1972)
11. C. C. Rider (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
12. I Got A Woman - Amen  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
13. You Gave Me A Mountain  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
14. Polk Salad Annie  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
15. A Big Hunk O Love  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
16. Lawdy Miss Clawdy  (Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972)
17. How Great Thou Art (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
18. An American Trilogy (San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972)
19. Blue Suede Shoes (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
20. Reconsider Baby (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
21. I'll Remember You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 2:30pm)
22. That's All Right (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
23. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
24. Hound Dog  (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
25. I Can't Stop Loving You (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)
26. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden, New York, June 10, 1972, 8:30pm)

Tracks 19-21 recorded at the afternoon show on June 10, 1972 at Madison Square Garden. These tracks are alternate mixes and different to what has been released before.

Track 22-26 recorded at the evening show on June 10 1972 at Madison Square Garden. These tracks contain unreleased multi-track original mixdown complete with errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired.


Update November 29, 2018

The Asheville Marathon

Out now:
The well known Import label “AudiRec” is back with a very nice and special 4 CD box, titled “THE ASHEVILLE MARATHON” (AudiRec AR 197507234-2). Hear three of the most unusual Elvis Presley Shows of the 1970´s! When Elvis came to Asheville, NC in late July of 1975 to play the final shows of his running tour, he was indeed in a “giving” mood. Elvis delivered a whole bunch of rarely performed song material and handled a big part of them in a kind of “Elvis By Request” style. Since his Record Company RCA was not on hand to record these shows professionally, we can be thankful that fans did record the shows at least with private (non-professional) equipment. One thing is clear: It would have been a big pity if none of those three shows would have been recorded and therefore been “lost” forever. In July 1975, Elvis played 21 shows in 11 different cities. This tour was rated as being one of the very best in Elvis' last years. His powerful vocal delivery, his entertaining mood and his willingness to improvise various unusual songs are what make this tour such a stand-out, and the final 3 shows in Asheville, NC were simply stunning! In Asheville Elvis also played the longest shows of the tour and performed many rarely sung songs. He was kind of promoting his new album “ELVIS TODAY” with “Shake A Hand”, “Fairytale”, “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” and “Pieces Of My Life”. More than any time before he was interacting with his audience, singing songs by request. For example “Memphis Tennessee”, “An American Trilogy”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Something”, “Return To Sender” or “Wooden Heart”.

Elvis was in a hilarious mood. He gave away several golden rings and a fan in the first row - Mike Harris from Asheville - was lucky to get Elvis’ Gibson Ebony Dove guitar! It was the famous guitar which Elvis used in Aloha From Hawaii. Later in the show, Mike Harris thought Elvis was gonna ask for the guitar back, but Elvis leaned down and said: “'No that's yours. I gave that to you for a reason, and it's gonna help you out some day.” These shows were previously released, but all original releases are very hard to find now. Instead of doing a simple “copy & paste” job, we have asked our friends from SA to help us to enhance the sound from scratch, so we are sure that those shows never sounded better! The release is presented in a strong and stable 25 x 14 cm de-luxe 4 CD Long-Box accompanied by a 16-page booklet, filled with a great collection of photos taken in Asheville and press reviews. To make our release even more attractive for serious collectors, we present it in 3 different variations. It means 3 different covers and each cover´s got its own disc labels, too! The content of the CD´s does of course NOT vary! Choose the one version you like most or “collect all three”! In any case do not miss the opportunity to own your copy / copies of “THE ASHEVILLE MARATHON“! It’s the ultimate release of Elvis' magical July 1975 Asheville shows!

Tracks:
CD1:
Asheville, NC, 22.07.1975
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Big Boss Man (with reprise) - 05. Why Me Lord (Elvis solo) - 06. Love Me - 07. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 08. Shake A Hand (performed 1st time, with 6 false starts) - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 11. Hound Dog - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Dialogue - 14. Memphis Tennessee (with false start) - 15. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions by J. D. Sumner - 18. Johnny B. Goode (instrumental, James Burton) - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 22. School Days

CD2:
Asheville, NC, 22.07.1975
01. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 02. It's Now Or Never - 03. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (performed last time) - 04. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 05. Burning Love - 06. Let Me Be There - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Little Darlin' - 09. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) - 10. Monologue - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love - 12. Closing Vamp
Asheville, NC, 23.07.1975
13. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 14. C. C. Rider - 15. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 16. BigBoss Man - 17. Love Me - 18. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 19. It's Midnight - 20. All Shook Up - 21. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 22. Hound Dog - 23. The Wonder Of You - 24. Turn Around, Look At Me - 25. Polk Salad Annie

CD3:
Asheville, NC, 23.07.1975
01. Band Introductions - 02. Johnny B. Goode - 03. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 04. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 05. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 06. School Day - 07. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 08. Why Me Lord (funny version) - 09. How Great Thou Art - 10. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 11. Shake A Hand - 12. Fairytale - 13. Introduction of Vernon Presley - 14. Little Darlin' - 15. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) - 16. Dialogue - 17. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 18. It's Now Or Never - 19, Promised Land (performed last time) - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD4:
Asheville, NC, 24.07.1975 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen (medley) - 04. Big Boss Man - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. All Shook Up - 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 09. Hound Dog - 10. An American Trilogy (by request) - 11. Heartbreak Hotel (by request) - 12. Jailhouse Rock (by request) - 13. Something (by request, performed last time) - 14. Return To Sender (by request, performed 1st time) - 15. Wooden Heart (by request) - 16. Hawaiian Wedding Song (with reprise, by request) - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 18. Polk Salad Annie - 19. Band Introductions - 20. Johnny B. Goode - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 24. School Day - 25. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 26. Shake A Hand (one to last performance) - 27. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Dr. Nick - 28. Pieces Of My Life (only live version) - 29. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 30. Can't Help Falling In Love - 31. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Update November 29, 2018


FROM THE ARMY REELS
VIK:
5 x 45 RPM / EP + 1 CD in deluxe box set
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the VIK label a special very limited edition 45 RPM box set is released. The boxset contains 5 45RPM / EP releases with beautiful designed sleeves & a cd containing the tracks from the vinyl. Many tracks are presented here for the first time on vinyl. Especially for this release VIK made an edit of “cool water” as it was basically not suitable for release in its original form. This beautiful set also contains a 12 page booklet. The set is available in GREEN or PINK vinyl. The 45’s are suitable for jukeboxes! Get it while you can!

47-1959/1
Are You Lonesome Tonight? *
B/W Oh Lonesome Me *

47-1959/2
Cool Water – Edit *
B/W The Fool - Take 4

EPB-1959/3
I’m Beginning To Forget You
Mona Lisa
B/W
Danny Boy - Take 1
Soldier Boy- Take 2

EPB-1959/4
Earth Angel - Take 1
It’s Been So Long Darling
B/W
Send Me Some Lovin’ - Take 2 *
He Knows Just What I Need *

EPB-1959/5
Like A Baby *
His Hand In Mine *
B/W
Her Hand In Mine *
Are You Sincere / Return To Me *
*previously unreleased / on vinyl

 

CD Tracklisting:
01 Are You Lonesome Tonight? *
02 Oh Lonesome Me *
03 Cool Water / Edit *
04 The Fool (take 4)
05 I’m Beginning To Forget You
06 Mona Lisa
07 Danny Boy (take 1)
08 Soldier Boy (take 2)
09 Earth Angel (take 1)
10 It’s Been So Long Darling
11 Send Me Some Lovin’ (take 2) *
12 He Knows Just What I Need *
13 Like A Baby (part) *
14 His Hand In Mine *
15 Her Hand In Mine *
16 Are You Sincere (part) / Return To Me (part) *
17 I’m Beginning To Forget You **
18 I’m Beginning To Forget You **

* previously unreleased
** overdubbed versions previously unreleased on cd

THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY
THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY together with it’s American equivalent GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1 always bring back some fine memories. The unique mixes on these two albums make these albums everlasting fan favorites. “The sound of your cry” has never been available on cd until now. Added are the tracks that were featured on “greatest hits volume 1” that were not featured on “the sound of your cry”. All versions are the correct versions as featured on the two albums and some are still unique to these albums only. For example the extended version of “It’s Only Love” and the unique edit of “What’d I Say” are among the gems that make this album unique. Also worth mentioning are great mixes of “Angel” & “Steamroller Blues”. Probably the best compilation album till date.

All tracks are remastered and sound fantastic.

It’s Only Love
(Extended Version)

Suspicious Minds
(Unreleased Stereo Version)

Angel
(Unreleased US Stereo Version)

What D’ I Say
(Unreleased Live)

The Sound Of Your Cry
(Unreleased Full Length Stereo Version)

A Big Hunk O’love
(Unreleased Live)

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(The Laughing Version From The 25th Anniversary Box Set)

Steamroller Blues
(Unreleased Live)

Don’t Cry Daddy
(Live Version From The 25th Anniversary Box Set)

Burning Love
(RE-MIX)

You’ll Never Walk Alone
(Unreleased Stereo Version)

Kentucky Rain
(Live Version From The 25th Anniversary Box Set

The Wonder Of You
(Live February 18, 1970 Dinner Show)

There Goes My Everything*

Produced By Joan Deary

* Produced By Felton Jarvis

HOLDING BACK THE YEARS
DAE
2 LP SET
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY goes back to 1976. HOLDING BACK THE YEARS was the third cd release and it is about time it became available on vinyl. The first three titles : HERE I GO AGAIN, OLD TIMES THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN & LET ME TAKE YOU HOME were a complete sell out and were well received by vinyl collectors. Now HOLDING BACK THE YEARS is available on this deluxe double vinyl album. It contains the March 21, 1976 performance. And it's a beauty! And of course the show is included on cd too. The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible!
This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.

SIDE 1
01. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
02. SEE SEE RIDER
03. I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN
04. LOVE ME
05. LET ME BE THERE
06. LOVE ME TENDER

SIDE 2
01. STEAMROLLER BLUES
02. ALL SHOOK UP
03. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL
04. YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
05. POLK SALAD ANNIE

CD
01. ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
02. SEE SEE RIDER
03. I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN
04. LOVE ME
05. LET ME BE THERE
06. LOVE ME TENDER
07. STEAMROLLER BLUES
08. ALL SHOOK UP
09. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL
10. YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
11. POLK SALAD ANNIE
12. INTRODUCTIONS
13. HAIL HAIL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
14. AND I LOVE YOU SO
15. HURT
16. HURT (FULL REPRISE)
17. ANNOUNCEMENT BY ELVIS
18. BURNING LOVE
19. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
20. HOUND DOG
21. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
22. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
23. CLOSING VAMP

Update November 25, 2018

Bumps Are Gone But He's Still King!

Our new CD is titled "BUMPS ARE GONE BUT HE’S STILL KING! (E. P. Collector label, catalogue number EPC 2018-19).

The Hartford, July 28th, 1976 show is previously unreleased in complete audience recorded form. Audionics label released parts of this show taken from soundboard source (CD "Across The Country," 2005). Unfortunately, complete soundboard recording of this concert do not exist. The E. P. Collector label had complete audience tape of very good sound quality in vaults for many, many years and finally decided to release it. July 28th, 1976 is longest and perhaps the best show from this particular tour. Among the concert highlights there are fantastic performances of ,,Jailhouse Rock“, „America“, „Polk Salad Annie“ and „Hurt“. There is one special moment too, when Elvis sing „Happy Birthday“, to Kitty Kahane, daughter of Elvis friend, comedian Jackie Kahane.

This show was restored with a great care with a focus on not changing the integrity of the original monaural recording. You may ask your supplier for samples. If you are fan of good audience recordings, we bet that you will like the sound!

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with concert review and collection of images taken during Hartford concert on July 28, 1976.

If you have enjoyed our previous 1976 releases like „The First Time Ever I Lay With You“ and „Looked Into The Wings”, then you are sure to enjoy our latest release, too.

We would like to thank you for your continuing support. We are planning some surprises for 2019, including totally new shows, so stay tuned!

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. All Shook Up - 08. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock (with reprise) - 11. Fever - 12. America (The Beautiful) (with reprise) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. Chicken Pickin' / What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 23. Love Letters - 24. School Day - 25. Happy Birthday (to Kitty Kahane) - 26. Hurt (with reprise) - 27. Hound Dog - 28. Funny How Time Slips Away - 29. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 30. Can't Help Falling In Love - 31. Closing Vamp.
Running time 73:10
Update November 24, 2018


STAX POWER
CMT stays close to their "Spliced Take" concept on this new release, although this is an album which stands on its own.
While editing this album they have made all songs "blending in" so you will get the feeling as if you are in the actual session with no pauses.

All tracks from the "Stax Sessions" have been included in this 2 cd set.

One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of "Sweet Angeline" which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland, 
Other must haves are longer intro's for "Just A Little Bit" and "I Got A Feeling in My Body" and a new ending for "It's Midnight" 
Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in.
If you liked the previous CMT releases you will LOVE this one, and we guarantee it will not leave your player before (and after) 2019!!

Tracklisting:
CD1:

"July" 
You Don't Come Back - spliced take 1,2,5
It's Different Now - Rehearsal
Three Corn Patches - Spliced take 5,6,10
Take Good Care of Her  - FS/take 3a
Find Out What's Happening -  - Spliced take 1,2,4,5
I've Got A Thing About You Baby  - Spliced take 6,7,11,14,11
Just A Little Bit  - Spliced take 1,2
Raised On Rock - take 10  (rough mix)
For Ole Time Sake -  - Spliced take 6,4
Girl of Mine  - Spliced take 1,6
Sweet Angeline - Alternate Master
I Miss You - Spliced take 12,10
Are You Sincere - Spliced take 2,1

"September"
Good Bad But Beautiful - Instrumental Track
Color My Rainbow - Instrumental Track
The Wonders You Perform  - Instrumental Track

Tracklisting:
CD2: "December"

I've Got A Feeling in My Body - Spliced take  1,4
It's Midnight - Spliced take  7,11,9,9
 You Asked Me To - - Spliced take  1,2A,3B,2A,3B
If You Talk In Your Sleep - Spliced take 5,6
Mr. Songman - Spliced take 3,5,2
Thinking About You - Spliced take 4/rehearsal
Love Song of the Year - Spliced take 6,7
Help Me - FS/take 1 *
My Boy - Spliced take 1,2
Loving Arms - - Spliced take 2/Rehearsal
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Spliced take 4,6
Talk About the Good Times - Spliced take 1,2,3
Promised Land - Spliced take 3,4,5
Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - Spliced take 8,10
There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 5,3,8  *
If That Isn't Love - Spliced take 6,7
Spanish Eyes - Spliced take 3,2
She Wears My Ring - Spliced funny portions/take 8

WONDERFUL WINTER WONDERLAND
This spliced take special is another winner in the great series and needs no further introduction.
One thing we do want to mention is the newly created "harmony" version of "The Wonderful World of Christmas", 
although there are no outtakes available the CMT team managed to make a very different sounding track, where
even the vocal ending is far different then the master take! Also just listen to the newly overdubbed version of 
"Merry Christmas Baby" which has been re-created from THREE different overdub versions.
All the other tracks are spliced very well, with longer intro's and great edits!

O Come, All Ye Faithful - spliced take 2 (alternate edit) 
The First Noel - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed *
On A Snowy Christmas Night  - Spliced dubbed/overdubbed
Winter Wonderland - Alternate Master *
The Wonderful World of Christmas - Spliced "Harmony" master
It Won't Seem Like Christmas - Spliced take 4,5,6,5
I'll Be Home on Christmas Day - Spliced take 2,3   
If I Get Home On Christmas Day - Fs/Spliced take 1,3,1,3
Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - Spliced take 6,8,3
Merry Christmas Baby - Spliced overdubbed master
Silver Bells - Spliced Rehearsal/take 1
I'll Be Home on Christmas Day (remake) - Spliced take 1,1,2

Update November 16, 2018

King Of The Whole Wide World - The Kid Galahad Sessions

A sublime 4 cd boxset with the most complete KID GALAHAD recording sessions ever presented, incl. many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono masters as well as the stereo masters! The mono sessions are presented in the best audio quality till now. Far superior to recent previous releases. Included is a neat 12 page booklet! If you are into Elvis’ movie years this is a must have.

REEL 1
THE STEREO “EP” VERSIONS
01 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 02 THIS IS LIVING 03 RIDING THE RAINBOW 04 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 05 I GOT LUCKY 06 A WHISTLING TUNE
THE STEREO OUTTAKES
07 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 1-3 08 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 6 09 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 7-8 10 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 13-17 11 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 20-21 & 25 12 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 31 13 A WHISTLING TUNE (M2) / TAKE 2 14 A WHISTLING TUNE (M2) / COMPLETE SPLICED MASTER 15 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 1-3 & 6-7 16 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 10 17 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 12 18 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 13-14 19 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 21 UNEDITED MASTER

REEL 2
THE ORIGINAL MONO EP VERSIONS
01 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 02 THIS IS LIVING 03 RIDING THE RAINBOW 04 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 05 I GOT LUCKY 06 A WHISTLING TUNE
THE STEREO OUTTAKES CONTINUED
07 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 1 08 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 6 09 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 7 10 I GOT LUCKY (M5) / TAKE 1 11 I GOT LUCKY (M5) / TAKE 6 12 I GOT LUCKY (MX5) / TAKE 2 UNEDITED MASTER 13 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 2 14 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 8 15 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M7) / TAKE 1-3 16 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M7) / TAKE 4 UNEDITED MASTER
THE LONG STEREO MASTERS - LEFT CHANNEL MIXES
17 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 18 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 19 I GOT LUCKY 20 A WHISTLING TUNE
THE STEREO “EP” MASTERS
LEFT CHANNEL MIXES
21 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 22 THIS IS LIVING 23 RIDING THE RAINBOW 24 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 25 I GOT LUCKY 26 A WHISTLING TUNE

REEL 3
THE MOVIE VERSIONS
01 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 02 THIS IS LIVING 03 RIDING THE RAINBOW 04 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 05 I GOT LUCKY 06 A WHISTLING TUNE 07 I GOT LUCKY - END VERSION 08 THIS IS LIVING - EDIT
THE MONO OUTTAKES
09 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 16-19 10 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 20-23 11 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 24-25 12 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 26-29 13 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M1) / TAKE 30-31 14 A WHISTLING TUNE (M2) / TAKE 1-2 15 A WHISTLING TUNE (M2) / TAKE 3-8 (INTRO ONLY) 16 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 1-4 17 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 5-7 18 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 8-10 19 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 11-12 20 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 13-14 21 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 15-20 22 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (M3) / TAKE 21

REEL 4
THE MONO SESSIONS CONTINUED
01 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 1 02 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 2-3 03 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 4 04 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 5-6 05 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 7 06 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 8 07 RIDING THE RAINBOW (M4) / TAKE 9 (ENDING ONLY) 08 RIDING THE RAINBOW (MX4) / TAKE 1-2 09 RIDING THE RAINBOW (MX4) / TAKE 3 10 RIDING THE RAINBOW (MX4) / TAKE 5 * 11 RIDING THE RAINBOW (MX4) / TAKE 6 12 RIDING THE RAINBOW (MX4) / TAKE 7 13 I GOT LUCKY (M5) / TAKE 1 14 I GOT LUCKY (M5) / TAKE 2-3 15 I GOT LUCKY (M5) / TAKE 4-6 16 I GOT LUCKY (MX5) / TAKE 1 17 I GOT LUCKY (MX5) / TAKE 2 18 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 1-2 19 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 3 20 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 4-6 21 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 7-8 22 THIS IS LIVING (M6) / TAKE 9-10 23 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M7) / TAKE 1-3 24 KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (M7) / TAKE 4
* TAKE 4 WAS SKIPPED
Update October 19, 2018


You Asked me Too

After the release of “THE SWINGING SIXTIES” (Petticoat LP 001) now it is time for the second release of the newly found Petticoat label. A fantastic vinyl album PLUS BONUS cd album with 14 country oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1960's and 1970's ! Great stuff, housed in a stunning full color sleeve and available in both GOLD and CLEAR vinyl.

1. IT'S YOUR BABY YOU ROCK IT - ALTERNATE MIX 2. YOU ASKED ME TO - TAKE 3A 3. GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 3 4. TALK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES - TAKE 3 5. LET'S FORGET ABOUT THE STARS - ROUGH MIX 6. SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED - ORIGINAL SESSION MIX 7. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW - ROUGH MIX 8. PROMISED LAND - TAKE 5 9. WHEN I'M OVER YOU - UNDUBBED ROUGH MIX 10. EARLY MORNING RAIN - TAKE 11 11. ANY DAY NOW - ALTERNATE MIX 12. FOR OL' TIMES SAKE - TAKE 4 13. AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND - VOCAL OVERDUB 14. CINDY CINDY - UNDUBBED MASTER
Update October 19, 2018


Elvis Sings Mort Shuman And Doc Pomus

Based on the 1985 vinyl album, this stunning collection contains 19 rare and hard to outtakes from songs written by both Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus. Great 6- panel digipack with liner notes and original artwork.

1. A MESS OF BLUES - TAKE 1 2. HIS LATEST FLAME - TAKE 3 3. LITTLE SISTER - TAKE 9 4. SURRENDER - TAKE 9 5. SUSPICION - TAKE 3 6. KISS ME QUICK - TAKE 6 7. GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW - TAKE 5 8. NIGHT RIDER - TAKE 5 9. I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON - TAKE 8 10. VIVA LAS VEGAS - TAKE 2 11. DOIN' THE BEST I CAN - TAKE 9 12. I FEEL THAT I'VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER - TAKE 1 13. DOUBLE TROUBLE - TAKE 1 14. LONG LONELY HIGHWAY - SINGLE MASTER 15. NEVER SAY YES - TAKE 5 16. SHE'S NOT YOU - TAKE 2 - WORK PART TAKE 1 17. WHAT EVERY WOMAN LIVES FOR - ALBUM MASTER 18. GIRL HAPPY - TAKE 4 19. YOU'LL THINK OF ME - TAKE 16
Update october 19, 2018


Let Me Take You Home (double vinyl + 2 CD)

23 years after the first DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS release "old times they are not forgotten" the DAE team has joined together for some very special vinyl releases. The first two titles : HERE I GO AGAIN & OLD TIMES TEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN were a complete sell out and was well recieved by vinyl freaks. Now the second cd that was released by DAE is available on this deluxe double vinyl album “Let Me Take You Home”. It contains the June 10 1975 show. And it's a beauty!

We believe this new updated double album is the best outing of this show till now! And of course the show is included on cd too. The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This set also includes a bonus cd containing the comedy act and the pre-show.

This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.
LP SIDE 1
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. LOVE ME TENDER

LP SIDE 2
01. ALL SHOOK UP 02. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL 03. HOUND DOG 04. FAIRYTALE 05. BURNING LOVE 06. INTRODUCTIONS 07. JOHNNY B. GOODE 08. INTRODUCTIONS 09. HAIL HAIL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

LP SIDE 3
01. INTRODUCTION OF VERNON PRESLEY & DR. NICK 02. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 03. WHY ME LORD 04. HOW GREAT THOU ART 05. LET ME BE THERE LP SIDE 4 01. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY 02. LITTLE DARLIN’ 03. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY*
BONUS CUTS
04. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (June 9, 1975) 05. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN (June 9, 1975) 07. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (June 6, 1975) 08. CLOSING VAMP (June 6, 1975)
*incomplete / tape runs out

CD 1
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. LOVE ME TENDER 07. ALL SHOOK UP 08. TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL 09. HOUND DOG 10. FAIRYTALE 11. BURNING LOVE 12. INTRODUCTIONS 13. JOHNNY B. GOODE 14. INTRODUCTIONS 15. HAIL HAIL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 16. INTRODUCTION OF VERNON PRESLEY & DR. NICK 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 18. WHY ME LORD 19. HOW GREAT THOU ART 20. LET ME BE THERE 21. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY 22. LITTLE DARLIN’ 23. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY*
*incomplete / tape runs out
BONUS CUTS:
24. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (June 9, 1975) 25. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN (June 9 1975) 26. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (June 6, 1975) 27. CLOSING VAMP (June 6, 1975)

CD 2
01. JACKIE KAHANE COMEDY ACT 02. LOVE ME TENDER - ORCHESTRA 03. ANNOUNCEMENT OF VOICE 04. KEEP IT GOIN’ - VOICE 05. GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS - VOICE 06. ANNOUNCEMENTS & BAND WARM UP
Update October 19, 2018


Pure & Simple Vol. 2 & Soundtrack Sessions

PURE & SIMPLE 2

Elvis One presents volume 2 of "Pure & Simple" - Elvis without backing vocals & overdubs, the pure sound of Elvis Presley.

Original masters but also some alternate versions were used for this release.
In most of the studio sessions the backing musicians were there with Elvis and Elvis was singing along with them – yet here these vocals are faded out if they were present.

A total of 16 stunning songs! Including a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

1 JUST FOR OLD TIME SAKE
2 STARTING TODAY
3 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
4 SUMMER KISSES, WINTER TEARS
5 HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED
6 DOIN’ THE BEST I CAN
7 SUSPICION
8 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
9 FAME AND FORTUNE
10 SOMETHING BLUE
11 I DON’T WANT TO
12 TOMORROW NIGHT
13 PLEASE DON’T STOP LOVING ME
14 I’M YOURS
15 I WILL BE HOME AGAIN
16 I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO (LITTLE DARLIN’)

Just Elvis singing as he did in the recording studio,
the pure Elvis without additional accompaniment.

Soundtrack Sessions contains 22 tracks, with 11 tracks previously unavailable through Elvis record company.
All tracks in the best possible sound quality!

01. Roustabout Take 16, vocal overdub
02. Am I Ready*  Take 6
03. A Dog’s Life* Take 1, vocal overdub
04. Lonely Man Take 3, record version
05. Smorgasbord* Take 2
06. Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) Take 2, vocal overdub, alternate master
07. A Cane And A High Starched Collar Take 6
08. Everybody Come Aboard* Take 3
09. Kissin’ Cousins (Hillbilly vocal overdub)
10. She’s A Machine* Take 14
11. My Desert Serenade*  Take 10
12. Aloha ‘Oe (section 2)* Take 2
13. Britches Take 7, vocal overdub
14. The Bullfighter Was A Lady  Take 10, remake
15. King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) Take 6
16. Dainty Little Moonbeams* Take 6, unedited master
17. Girls! Girls! Girls!* Take 15, unedited end title version
18. Vino, Dinero y Amor Take 1
19. Flaming Star Take 3
20. Stay Away, Joe* Take 9
21. Happy Ending* Take 10, end title
22. Tender Feeling (vocal overdub) Master take 1, vocal only

*previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.

Update October 17, 2018


Avventura In Oriente

Victrola label is proud to present an ultimate release of Elvis’ ''HARUM SCARUM' movie soundtrack material.

What makes this new release so special? Most of it has been released before, but never before in such pristine quality!
The outtakes come from a direct copy of a DAT cassette that was made on November 1989 in New York City.
It was a surprise to discover masters that we had not heard in the way before. On this DAT copy there were also other outtakes from other studio sessions. Most of these outtakes have been released before but never before have they been heard in stereo. The special feature of the Harum Scarum sessions is that the songs were recorded with two drummers that can also be heard simultaneously, this is clearly audible in the sessions.
The mono masters come from the first English pressing of the UK LP Harem Holiday. What you hear is the authentic sound that was on the LP.
As this release deals with the year 1965, some other songs are included on this release as a bonus features, i.e.:
- Crying In the Chapel: was issued on April 6, 1965, in RCA's 'Gold Standard Series'. It became Elvis' first million seller (!) since 'Return To Sender' in 1962 and his greatest chart success over a six-year span.
- (Such An) Easy Question: was released as a single on June 8, 1965. It was the follow-up release to 'Crying In The Chapel' and peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single reached the top of the Billboard Easy Listening Chart, spending two weeks at number one in July 1965. The song was also included on the soundtrack for the movie 'Tickle Me', released on June 3, 1965. 

Do not miss your opportunity to obtain an ultimate “Harum Scarum” release from renowned Victrola label!

Tracklist:

Disc 1:

01. Go East, Young Man (master)
02. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (master)
03. Shake That Tambourine (master)
04. Mirage (master)
05. Kismet (master)
06. Hey, Little Girl (master)
07. Golden Coins (master)
08. My Desert Serenade (master)
09. Harem Holiday (master)
10. Animal Instinct (master)
11. Wisdom Of The Ages (master)
12. Shake That Tambourine (takes 7, 8, 10)
13. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (take 1)
14. My Desert Serenade (takes 1-3)
15. Wisdom Of The Ages (takes 1, 2)
16. Kismet (takes 1, 2)
17. Hey, Little Girl (takes 1, 2)
18. Animal Instinct (take 1)
19. Golden Coins (takes 1-4)
20. Harem Holiday (takes 1, 2)

Disc 2:

01. Animal Instinct (takes 3, 4)
02. Shake That Tambourine (takes 14, 16)
03. Wisdom Of The Ages (take 3)
04. My Desert Serenade (take 7)
05. Kismet (takes 3-5)
06. Golden Coins (takes 7, 8)
07. Hey, Little Girl (take 3)
08. Shake That Tambourine (takes 18-21)
09. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (take 3)
10. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (take 4)
11. My Desert Serenade (take 8)
12. My Desert Serenade (take 10)
13. Wisdom Of The Ages (take 4)
14. Harem Holiday (movie version)
15. My Desert Serenade (movie version)
16. Go East, Young Man (movie version)
17. Mirage (movie version)
18. Kismet (movie version)
19. Shake That Tambourine (movie version)
20. Hey, Little Girl (movie version)
21. Golden Coins (movie version)
22. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (movie version)

Disc 3:

01. Harem Holiday (mono master)
02. My Desert Serenade (mono master)
03. Go East, Young Man (mono master)
04. Mirage (mono master)
05. Kismet (mono master)
06. Shake That Tambourine (mono master)
07. Hey, Little Girl (mono master)
08. Golden Coins (mono master)
09. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (mono master)
10. Animal Instinct (mono master)
11. Wisdom Of The Ages (mono master)
12. A Slave To Your Kiss (unused demo)
13. Wisdom Of The Ages (an alternate song - unused demo)
14. Harum Scarum movie trailer
15. Crying In The Chapel (takes 1-3)
16. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (take 1)
17. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (takes 2-4)
18. Such An Easy Question (movie version)
19. I Feel That I've Known You Forever (movie version)
20. Do The Clam (movie version)
21. Do The Clam (instrumental track - take 5, acetate)
22. Interview with Herman's Hermits (August 18, 1965, Honolulu, Hawaii) 

Important note: label Victrola is planning double CD called „Elvis April 10, 1972 Richmond“ (Victrola 2018-03-2). This is follow up to our summer  success with „Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro“ double CD.

You can expect same great quality! The recording that we obtained was again mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently and stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Richmond audience.

„Elvis April 10, 1972 Richmond“ release will be presented in a deluxe double digipak, accompanied with a 16-page booklet. More details and track listing will be published soon, so stay tuned!

Update October 14, 2018

I'm Saved

The year is 1968.
After several years of making movies without personal appearances things are about to change.
This new release is purely fictional and presents Elvis Presley’s Comeback Special in a totally different way; Elvis is hosting his own TV Special and tells his side of the story.
Elvis talks about his career, first record and Hollywood. His personal life, tragedies, future plans and God, giving you an intimate look at his life and career in a way only he can.
Including rare footage and home movies , original clips from the movies, and some cool vintage commercials from 1968! (Yes, the Big Mac also has its 50th anniversary!)
Presented in "True” widescreen for the first time! Not stretching out Elvis body or face, but all shots individually repaired for the best result!

The opening is sensational and has a FULL version of Trouble/Guitar Man, including Elvis' footage from the Discotheque, Supper Club, wearing Black leather as well as the original version all edited to perfection!
After the first "Elvis Speaks" part the show starts with some of his first Sun Records; That’s All Right, Trying To Get To You and Tiger Man get the special really started!
Most clips have been re-edited for watching pleasure, for example the “break up" version of Heartbreak Hotel (second sit down) has been recreated as a full rockin’ version! Same goes for That’s All Right and Blue Suede Shoes; full versions without repeatable parts, making some portions shorter then usual but it all works quite well for the overall “feel” of this Special.
The gospel section also has been re-done including rare alternate footage and performances. All songs have been re-edited.
Elvis talks through the whole special and lots of rare footage accompanies him while doing so.
We already can hear all the critics...."Why include the boring commercials” .. but it is part of the idea of recreating something in a way as if it is 1968 and this special was shown on TV, including commercial breaks. Don’t worry.. you can skip them if you like .. but we advise not to do this the first time you watch it.
All fans must agree that 1968 “Saved” Elvis' career, so no need to explain why the producers of this DVD called it: “I'M SAVED"
Sit back and relax, and let Elvis take you on a musical journey through his Life.
You’ve all heard the stories... Now hear the true ones from the man himself!
STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!!
You can see the trailer here https://youtu.be/CDtsZ6ujyw4 ( Of course the quality is better on the original DVD release!!)
We’re not saying it is better, but it’s approach could have been at least as good for actual viewing at the time.

Full track listing

Trouble/Guitar Man
Elvis Speaks Part 1
That’s All Right
Trying To Get To You
Tiger Man
Elvis Speaks part 2
Little Egypt
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Elvis Speaks part 3
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
One Night
Love Me
Let Yourself Go
Elvis Speaks part 4
Heartbreak Hotel
Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/All Shook Up/Hound Dog
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Speaks part 5
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Nothingville
Big Boss Man
It Hurts Me
Elvis Speaks part 6
If I Can Dream
Elvis Speaks part 7
Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved
Memories

Update October 13, 2018


First Time In Huntsville, SPECIAL DELUXE COMBO  LP Double Set &CD vol.1.

VV Special Product  October 2018

To be released soon (end of October) from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl both the shows of the second day on Huntsville, AL May 31, 1975, included as a bonus the unreleased ambiance recording from the opening show of the tour, Huntsville AL May 30, 1975. 
As Always  VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt, this double set present   Elvis still at his top. After shedding some extra weight the man is ready to face his second tour of 1975. “Elvis was an impressive sight in his new jumpsuit” delivering incredible shows. If Rock is attitude, the man still got it.
<< Streamlined Elvis still has the old magic>> was the headlines of the Huntsville review report. The king is back in good shape, both physically and mentally. The second tour started with 5 sold out concerts in Huntsville was the audience created an incredible atmosphere in the hall, Elvis’ spirit and voice knocked them all out.
We are glad to include the cd with the opening show, The sound is decent if you want to live the atmosphere of an Elvis concert in 2018 this is the right tape. We can guarantee that Elvis was greeted with incredible enthusiasm; the popularity in the live scene in the middle of 1975 is at the maximum level. The tour present Elvis still at the top of his rocker possibility, He looks great in his impressive new Silver Phoenix and delivery an great show with a great version of the up-tempo rockers Burning Love and T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

The limited edition double set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams gatefold sleeve that includes  
together the double vinyl set a Bonus the CD and incredible large Poster 90x60 cm both sides printed.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including two incredible Huntsville shows with the best audio possible!! Two Soundboard recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.   

SPECIAL LIMITED  SET INFO

First 100 copies of This set will come with a glossy exclusive Oversleeve Hand Numbered with exclusive contents.

Each copy will be individually sealed.

The   LP  180 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST AUDIO QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

Please remember!! As usually VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release  will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

BONUS CD
Unrelesead Ambience  Recording May 30, 1975 8.00  PM

01. 2001 Theme
02. See See Rider 
03. I Got A Woman  / Amen
04. Love Me
05. If You Love Me
06. Love Me Tender
07. All Shook Up
08. Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel
09. The Wonder Of You 
10. Burning Love
11. Band Introductions 
12. Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
13. Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
14. Piano Solo ( featuring Glen D Hardin )
15. School Day
16. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
17. I’ll Remember You
18. Let Me Be There (+ reprise) 
19. Why Me  Lord ?
20. An American Trilogy
21. Funny How Time Slips Away (+ reprise)
22. That’s All Right 
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love  (incomplete)

Approx Running Time  57.00 min

 

LP 1 Soundboarding Recording 
May 31, 1975  2.30 PM

SIDE A
01. (first part missing) Love Me
02. If You Love Me
03. Love Me Tender
04. All Shook Up
05. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
06. The Wonder Of  You
07. Burning in Love
08. Band Introduction
09. What I’d Say
10. Drums Solo
11. Bass Solo
12. Piano Solo
13.  Band Introductions 
14. School Day   

 

SIDE B

15. Trouble
16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
17. Let Me There
18. An American Trilogy
19. Funny How Time Slips Away
20. Blue Suede Shoes
21. For The Good Times
22. Little Darling
23. Can’t Help Falling in Love

APPROX RUNNING TIME 51.00 min                                                   

LP 2 Soundboarding Recording
May 31, 1975 8.00  PM

SIDE C

01.All Shook Up
02.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
03. The Wonder Of You
04. Burning Love
05. Band Introductions
06. Johnny B. Good
07. Drums Solo
08. Bass Solo
09. Piano Solo
10.Band Introductions
11. School Day
12. I  Can’t Stop Loving You
13. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

SIDE D  

14. Hawaiin’ Wedding Song
15. Let Me there
16. Why Me Lord ?
17. An American Trilogy
18. Hound Dog
19. Funny How Time Slips Aways
20. Little Darling
21. I’m Leaving
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love

APPROX RUNNING TIME 48.00 min                                                    

  Update October 2, 2018


The Asheville Marathon

The well known Import label “AudiRec” is back with a very nice and special 4 CD box, titled “THE ASHEVILLE MARATHON” (AudiRec AR 197507234-2). Hear three of the most unusual Elvis Presley Shows of the 1970´s! When Elvis came to Asheville, NC in late July of 1975 to play the final shows of his running tour, he was indeed in a “giving” mood. Elvis delivered a whole bunch of rarely performed song material and handled a big part of them in a kind of “Elvis By Request” style. Since his Record Company RCA was not on hand to record these shows professionally, we can be thankful that fans did record the shows at least with private (non-professional) equipment. One thing is clear: It would have been a big pity if none of those three shows would have been recorded and therefore been “lost” forever. In July 1975, Elvis played 21 shows in 11 different cities. This tour was rated as being one of the very best in Elvis' last years. His powerful vocal delivery, his entertaining mood and his willingness to improvise various unusual songs are what make this tour such a stand-out, and the final 3 shows in Asheville, NC were simply stunning! In Asheville Elvis also played the longest shows of the tour and performed many rarely sung songs. He was kind of promoting his new album “ELVIS TODAY” with “Shake A Hand”, “Fairytale”, “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” and “Pieces Of My Life”. More than any time before he was interacting with his audience, singing songs by request. For example “Memphis Tennessee”, “An American Trilogy”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Something”, “Return To Sender” or “Wooden Heart”.

Elvis was in a hilarious mood. He gave away several golden rings and a fan in the first row - Mike Harris from Asheville - was lucky to get Elvis’ Gibson Ebony Dove guitar! It was the famous guitar which Elvis used in Aloha From Hawaii. Later in the show, Mike Harris thought Elvis was gonna ask for the guitar back, but Elvis leaned down and said: “'No that's yours. I gave that to you for a reason, and it's gonna help you out some day.” These shows were previously released, but all original releases are very hard to find now. Instead of doing a simple “copy & paste” job, we have asked our friends from SA to help us to enhance the sound from scratch, so we are sure that those shows never sounded better! The release is presented in a strong and stable 25 x 14 cm de-luxe 4 CD Long-Box accompanied by a 16-page booklet, filled with a great collection of photos taken in Asheville and press reviews. To make our release even more attractive for serious collectors, we present it in 3 different variations. It means 3 different covers and each cover´s got its own disc labels, too! The content of the CD´s does of course NOT vary! Choose the one version you like most or “collect all three”! In any case do not miss the opportunity to own your copy / copies of “THE ASHEVILLE MARATHON“! It’s the ultimate release of Elvis' magical July 1975 Asheville shows!

Tracks:
CD1:
Asheville, NC, 22.07.1975
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Big Boss Man (with reprise) - 05. Why Me Lord (Elvis solo) - 06. Love Me - 07. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 08. Shake A Hand (performed 1st time, with 6 false starts) - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 11. Hound Dog - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Dialogue - 14. Memphis Tennessee (with false start) - 15. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions by J. D. Sumner - 18. Johnny B. Goode (instrumental, James Burton) - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 22. School Days

CD2:
Asheville, NC, 22.07.1975
01. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 02. It's Now Or Never - 03. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (performed last time) - 04. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 05. Burning Love - 06. Let Me Be There - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Little Darlin' - 09. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) - 10. Monologue - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love - 12. Closing Vamp
Asheville, NC, 23.07.1975
13. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 14. C. C. Rider - 15. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 16. BigBoss Man - 17. Love Me - 18. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 19. It's Midnight - 20. All Shook Up - 21. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 22. Hound Dog - 23. The Wonder Of You - 24. Turn Around, Look At Me - 25. Polk Salad Annie

CD3:
Asheville, NC, 23.07.1975
01. Band Introductions - 02. Johnny B. Goode - 03. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 04. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 05. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 06. School Day - 07. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 08. Why Me Lord (funny version) - 09. How Great Thou Art - 10. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 11. Shake A Hand - 12. Fairytale - 13. Introduction of Vernon Presley - 14. Little Darlin' - 15. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) - 16. Dialogue - 17. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 18. It's Now Or Never - 19, Promised Land (performed last time) - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD4:
Asheville, NC, 24.07.1975 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen (medley) - 04. Big Boss Man - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. All Shook Up - 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 09. Hound Dog - 10. An American Trilogy (by request) - 11. Heartbreak Hotel (by request) - 12. Jailhouse Rock (by request) - 13. Something (by request, performed last time) - 14. Return To Sender (by request, performed 1st time) - 15. Wooden Heart (by request) - 16. Hawaiian Wedding Song (with reprise, by request) - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 18. Polk Salad Annie - 19. Band Introductions - 20. Johnny B. Goode - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 24. School Day - 25. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 26. Shake A Hand (one to last performance) - 27. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Dr. Nick - 28. Pieces Of My Life (only live version) - 29. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 30. Can't Help Falling In Love - 31. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Update September 27, 2018


Black Tornado

Our new 2CD is titled "BLACK TORNADO (E. P. Collector label, catalogue number EPC 2018-17A/B).

Now, when majority of Elvis import labels is only re-releasing old stuff in new packages, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The Cleveland, November 6, 1976 Afternoon & Evening shows are previously unreleased and moreover, they were never available in listenable sound, until now!

Elvis November ’71 tour was rated as one of Elvis’ very best in the 70s. Compared with previous tours in September and November 1970, individual shows were longer and set list was variable more than before. It was the only tour in 1971 and it was the last time when Elvis was accompanied by The Imperials, too. Elvis played 14 shows in 12 days in 12 different cities.

Among the concert highlights there are fantastic performances of ,,Proud Mary“, „You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling“, „How Great Thou Art“ „I’m Leavin’“, „Bridge Over Troubled Water“, „Lawdy Miss Clawdy“ and „ The Impossible Dream“.

Both concerts are taken from direct transfers of recently-found original audience-recorded cassette tapes. Those shows were recorded by Elvis fan Joyce Bauer, who passed away a couple of years ago. She followed much of Elvis' 1971 tour in November, and her tapes have never been in circulation before. You may ask your supplier for samples.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak with collection of images taken during both shows, reprints concert tickets and various press reviews and newspaper clippings.

If you have enjoyed our previous releases called „The First Time Ever I Lay With You“ and „Looked Into The Wings”, then you are sure to enjoy our latest release, too. 
Tracklist:

CD1

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. That’s All Right - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Proud Mary - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Instrumental / Introductions - 10. Johnny B. Goode - 11. Love Me - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. One Night - 15. Hound Dog - 16. How Great Thou Art - 17. Band Introductions - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Blue Hawaii (excerpt) / Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 22. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.

CD2

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. That’s All Right - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Proud Mary - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Instrumental / Introductions - 10. Johnny B. Goode - 11. Love Me - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. Hound Dog - 15. The Impossible Dream - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Band Introductions - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

Update September 24, 2018

Are You Lonesome Tonight? - The Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes - Update.

VIK Presents

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? – “THE UNCUT BAD NAUHEIM TAPES”

VIK known for their release GREETINGS FROM GERMANY is proud to present THE COMPLETE UNCUT BAD NAUHEIM TAPES.

3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim.

This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material.

An awesome collection which is out now! For the first time you will hear Elvis sing in private:

“ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?”
“OH LONESOME ME”
“LIKE A BABY”
“COOL WATER”
“HIS HAND IN MINE”
“HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED”

AND MANY MORE!

This is exact how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes or tape damage througout the tapes as we decided to offer the material as complete as possible, These tapes "UNCUT" is how real collectors need to have it in their collection. It’s a “fly on the wall” listening experience.

This 3 cd set is packed in a beautiful fold out longbox packaging.

Ask your dealer for the original VIK release. There is only one original.

DISC 1
01 Conversation 02 I’m Beginning To Forget You #1 03 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 04 Mona Lisa 05 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 06 Guitar Jam 07 Danny Boy #1 08 Danny Boy #2 09 Danny Boy #3 / Loving You 10 Unknown Jam 11 I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis) 12 Clowning Around / WHBQ advertisement 13 Chubby “Lamar” Fike Take The Mike / Funny Talk 14 I’m Beginning To Forget You #2 15 Elvis Does A MGM Commercial 16 Talking And Clowning Around 17 Santa Claus Is Back In Town 18 Loving You 19 Clowning Around 20 Loving You (not Elvis) 21 Clowning Around 22 Lamar Fike – Reading The News For WHBQ 23 I’m Beginning To Forget You – few seconds only 24 Lamar Fike – Reading The News For WHBQ 25 I’m Beginning to Forget You 26 I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis) 27 I’m Beginning To Forget You – few attemps + complete 28 I’m Beginning To Forget You – Few attempts till tape runs out

DISC 2
01 I Asked The Lord 02 I Asked The Lord #2 03 Apron Strings #1 04 Soldier Boy 05 Such A night 06 Soldier Boy #2 07 I Asked The Lord #3 08 I Asked The Lord #4 09 I Asked The Lord – rehearsal of the ending 10 I Asked The Lord #5 11 I Asked The Lord – rehearsal of the ending 12 Piano Solo – Jingle Bells 13 Earth Angel #1 14 Earth Angel – rehearsal of the ending 15 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #1 16 Hound Dog 17 Piano Solo 18 At The Hop 19 I’ll Take You Home Kathleen #2 20 Apron Strings #2 21 It’s Been So Long Darling 22 Earth Angel / I Will Be True 23 There’s No Tomorrow 24 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #3 25 Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog 26 I Asked The Lord #6 + ending reprise 27 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #4 28 Apron Strings # 3 29 The Titles Will Tell 30 At The Hop – Give Me Oil In My Lamp 31 Que Sera Sera – Hound Dog – Piano Solo 32 Send Me Some Lovin’ 33 Send Me Some Lovin’ #2

DISC 3
01 Dialogue 02 He Knows Just What I Need #1 / Working On The Building 03 He Knows Just What I Need #2 04 He Knows Just What I Need #3 05 He Knows Just What I Need #4 06 He Knows Just What I Need #5 07 He Knows Just What I Need #6 08 He Knows Just What I Need #7 09 Funny News reading 10 He Knows Just What I Need #8 11 He Knows Just What I Need #9 12 He Knows Just What I Need #10 13 Cool Water 14 Like A Baby 15 His Hand In Mine 16 Young Love (Red West) 17 His Hand In Mine (few attempts) 18 Return To Me 19 His Hand In Mine (few attempts) 20 His Hand In Mine 21 His Hand In Mine – ending taped over 22 Bits & Pieces 23 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 24 If I Didn’t Care For You 25 Are You Sincere 26 Are You Lonesome Tonight? – We Had A Rendezvous 27 Stand By Me #1 28 Stand By Me #2 29 Stand By Me #3 30 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 31 Take My Hand, Precious Lord 32 Oh Lonesome Me 33 The Fool #1-4 34 Are You Lonesome Tonight? (repaired)

Update September 22, 2018

ELVIS 1967


A new cd release from THE BOOTLEG SERIES by ELVIS ONE.
'Elvis 1967' contains 23 tracks, including 22 outtakes previously unreleased by Elvis' record company; Also 3 official previously unreleased binaural recordings; and more!
As a bonus we've included all five radio spot announcements for the movie 'Clambake'. Only announcement #2 was available before on the Elvis Anthology cd from the Elvis One label.
The booklet is ofcourse complete with recording information and some rare photos! A new limited edition release from Elvis One!

01  A House That Has Everything (takes 2 & 3) 2:37
02  Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 1 & 2) 2:18
03  Let Yourself Go (binaural master) 3:12
04  You Don’t Know Me (movie version, take 18) 2:19
05  Speedway (unedited binaural master, take 4) 2:44
06  The Girl I Never Loved (takes 8, 10 & 11) 2:49
07  Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 3 & 4) 1:49
08  Suppose (instrumetal overdub) 3:04
09  Guitar Man (take 3) 0:56
10  You Don’t Know Me (movie version, takes 12 & 13) 2:59
11  Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby (binaural master) 2:04
12  Stay Away, Joe (movie version, takes 5 & 6) 2:22
13  He’s Your Uncle, Not Your Dad (dubdown for movie version) 2:38
14  You Don’t Know Me (movie version, takes 1 & 2) 2:24
15  Mine (takes 5, 6 & unused instrumental take 7) 3:19
16  Stay Away, Joe (movie version, take 8) 1:49
17  Stay Away, Joe (movie version, take 9) 1:41
18  Suppose (backing track) 3:04

Bonus tracks
19  Clambake (radio spot announcement # 1) 0:57
20  Clambake (radio spot announcement # 2) 0:56
21  Clambake (radio spot announcement # 3) 0:29
22  Clambake (radio spot announcement # 4) 0:29
23  Clambake (radio spot announcement # 5) 0:09

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL - ELVIS AS RECORDED IN STEREO!

A new cd release from THE BOOTLEG SERIES by ELVIS ONE.
A special edition from The Bootleg Series by Elvis One - Including all the original album/single masters in stereo from the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era plus some additional alternate versions!
No fake stereo or electronic stereo but just as recorded in 1956 and 1957. For the first time together on one great new album and in the best possible sound! A new limited edition release from Elvis One!


01. Young And Beautiful
02. I Want To Be Free
03. Jailhouse Rock
04. Loving You (Alternate take, KX take 8)
05. Is It So Strange (Undubbed master take 12)
06. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
07. Blueberry Hill
08. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
09. I Beg Of You (Alternate master)
10. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
11. Mean Woman Blues
12. Let Me
13. Poor Boy
14. We’re Gonna Move
15. Love Me Tender
16. Treat Me Nice (Undubbed movie master)
17. Don’t Leave Me Now
(Alternate master - hit record version)
18. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Alternate take 2)
***Including bonus track***

Update September 21, 2018


3 NEW SINGLE CD RELEASES FROM STRAIGHT ARROW OUT SOON!

RUMBLE IN RHODE ISLAND: Musical Chairs at The King's Lair

Our first release is titled “Rumble In Rhode Island: Musical Chairs at The King’s Lair”. This is Straight Arrow’s very first release from Elvis' June/July 1974 tour and the Providence concert is easily one of the best of the tour!

The Straight Arrow team is always looking for rare, unknown or seemingly lost recordings. Once again, the labels researchers were successful - the Providence, June 22nd, 1974 3pm is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form! (note: there is CDR with a so-called Providence, June 22, 1974 Afternoon show in circulation, but this one is wrongly dated recording, in fact this is the evening show).

Our CD is taken directly from an original audience recorded mastertape source. It was recorded by the same guy who taped those other Providence concerts on June 26, 1976 (afternoon) and the May 23rd, 1977 shows, which we released in 2011 („Matinee Majesty“ and „Funny How Time Slips Away“, both hard to find CDs now). The sound quality is very good for an off-line recording in a big auditorium. Highlights include a pounding 'Big Boss Man', and a truly dynamite 'Trying To Get To You'. 'Help Me' is sung with great warmth and sincerity.

This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak. Unfortunately, only very few useful Providence June 22, 1974 3pm photos were available, and other shots taken during June/July 1974 tour have been used.

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Tryin' To Get To You - 06. All Shook Up - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Hound Dog - 09. Fever - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Why Me Lord - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. I Can't Stop Loving You - 15. Help Me - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away - 19. Big Boss Man - 20. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

MY WISH CAME TRUE

Our second release is titled „My Wish Came True“. It was the 1st tour of 1977 and in spite of his unhealthy look, Elvis was in solid voice - especially near the end of the tour. February 20 is one of best shows of the tour and it marked the first time that Elvis attempted his recent single „Moody Blue“.

Our release has been taken directly from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape, as recorded by Claude Baker (aka Crazy Canuck), who passed away in September 2016. Claude attended, and recorded, all of Elvis' shows during the February tour of 1977.

Portions of the Charlotte concert were previously released from a soundboard tape on the official 'Follow That Dream' label, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before. Note: This is the very last audience-recorded show from the February 1977 tour that is still unreleased. The sound quality is very good. There are highlights a-plenty, including a soulful 'You Gave Me A Mountain', strong versions of 'My Way' and 'How Great Thou Art', and a truly gorgeous 'Unchained Melody'.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Charlotte, February 20th, 1977 and two local press reviews. With special thanks to our dear friend, the late Bob Heis.

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel - 11. My Way - 12. Moody Blue (excerpt) - 13. How Great Thou Art - 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 #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. My Wish Came True (excerpt) - 27. Unchained Melody (with false start) - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

THERE'S A SWEET SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

Our 3rd CD in this batch is somewhat special. Originally we planned only the two CDs above. But just weeks ago we were suddenly able to obtain this very interesting recording in excellent sound - and complete. We are aware of the fact that there is a so-called May 4th, 1976 D/S in circulation, but it presents only half of the show in average sound. It was even spliced with about 30 minutes of May 2nd, 1976 D/S! What we are releasing now is the real McCoy, folks!

So now for the first time ever - in excellent audience recorded sound, and complete from beginning to the end! The show is a true delight - Elvis is in a relaxed mood, singing remarkably well... Best show & best sound of the season!

This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak with a collection of photos taken in Lake Tahoe, May 1976 as well as an original pre-season promotional article.

Tracklist:
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. Tryin' To Get To You (with reprise) - 10. My Way - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. Early Morning Rain (instrumental) - 14. What'd I Say - 15. Drum Solo - (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Lady Madonna - David Briggs) - 19. School Day - 20. I'll Remember You - 21. Hurt #1 - 22. Hurt #2 - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 25. How Great Thou Art - 26. Sweet Sweet Spirit (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps) - 27. It's Now Or Never - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp.
Update September 19, 2018


Are You Lonesome Tonight - The Uncut Bad nauheim Tapes

VIK Presents

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
“THE UNCUT BAD NAUHEIM TAPES”

VIK known for their release GREETINGS FROM GERMANY is proud to present THE COMPLETE UNCUT BAD NAUHEIM TAPES.
3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim.
This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material & notes from the files of Rex Mansfield. An awesome collection! For the first time you will hear Elvis sing in private:

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? OH LONESOME ME LIKE A BABY COOL WATER (YES! THE MARTY ROBBINS SONG) HIS HAND IN MINE
AND MANY MORE!

This is exact how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes througout the tape. These tapes "UNCUT" is how real collectors need to have it in their collection.

THIS 3 CD SET WILL BE RELEASED IN A DELUXE FOLD OUT LONGBOX PACKAGING.
Ask your dealer for the original VIK release. There is only one original.

DISC 1
01 Conversation 02 I’m Beginning To Forget You #1 03 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 04 Mona Lisa 05 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 06 Guitar Jam 07 Danny Boy #1 08 Danny Boy #2 09 Danny Boy #3 / Loving You 10 Unknown Jam 11 I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis) 12 Clowning Around / WHBQ advertisement 13 Chubby “Lamar” Fike Take The Mike / Funny Talk 14 I’m Beginning To Forget You #2 15 Elvis Does A MGM Commercial 16 Talking And Clowning Around 17 Santa Claus Is Back In Town 18 Loving You 19 Clowning Around 20 Loving You (not Elvis) 21 Clowning Around 22 Lamar Fike – Reading The News For WHBQ 23 I’m Beginning To Forget You – few seconds only 24 Lamar Fike – Reading The News For WHBQ 25 I’m Beginning to Forget You 26 I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis) 27 I’m Beginning To Forget You – few attemps + complete 28 I’m Beginning To Forget You – Few attempts till tape runs out

DISC 2
01 I Asked The Lord 02 I Asked The Lord #2 03 Apron Strings #1 04 Soldier Boy 05 Such A night 06 Soldier Boy #2 07 I Asked The Lord #3 08 I Asked The Lord #4 09 I Asked The Lord – rehearsal of the ending 10 I Asked The Lord #5 11 I Asked The Lord – rehearsal of the ending 12 Piano Solo – Jingle Bells 13 Earth Angel #1 14 Earth Angel – rehearsal of the ending 15 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #1 16 Hound Dog 17 Piano Solo 18 At The Hop 19 I’ll Take You Home Kathleen #2 20 Apron Strings #2 21 It’s Been So Long Darling 22 Earth Angel / I Will Be True 23 There’s No Tomorrow 24 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #3 25 Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog 26 I Asked The Lord #6 + ending reprise 27 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen #4 28 Apron Strings # 3 29 The Titles Will Tell 30 At The Hop – Give Me My Oil Lamp 31 Que Sera Sera – Hound Dog – Piano Solo 32 Send Me Some Lovin’ 33 Send Me Some Lovin’ #2

DISC 3
01 Dialogue 02 He Knows Just What I Need #1 / Working On The Building 03 He Knows Just What I Need #2 04 He Knows Just What I Need #3 05 He Knows Just What I Need #4 06 He Knows Just What I Need #5 07 He Knows Just What I Need #6 08 He Knows Just What I Need #7 09 Funny News reading 10 He Knows Just What I Need #8 11 He Knows Just What I Need #9 12 He Knows Just What I Need #10 13 Cool Water 14 Like A Baby 15 His Hand In Mine 16 Young Love (Red West) 17 His Hand In Mine (few attempts) 18 Return To Me 19 His Hand In Mine (few attempts) 20 His Hand In Mine 21 His Hand In Mine – ending taped over 22 Bits & Pieces 23 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 24 If I Didn’t Care For You 25 Are You Sincere 26 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 27 Stand By Me (several attempts) 28 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 29 Take My Hand, Precious Lord 30 Oh Lonesome Me
Update September 12, 2018


THE BAD NAUHEIM TAPES | PART 1 & 2

These days, it’s almost a miracle when something new turns up, especially when it’s from Elvis’ finest years. Two hours’ worth of homerecordings from 1959 sounds too good to be true, and yet here it is.

These remarkable recordings were made while Elvis lived in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Listening to these recordings, it’s clear that he is having a good time with his pals, but the keen listener will also note that he is mapping out his musical future.  

Gospel music was always his first love, so naturally that’s well represented here. Most notable are several stabs at ‘He Knows Just What I Need’, and it’s not unlikely that the idea to record it at some point was born here. Same with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’, a song that would be a million seller for him one year later.

There’s some clowning around by all involved (most notably a goofy Lamar Fike reading the news), but what stands out most from these recordings is Elvis’ commitment to his music, his level of ambition and his determination to master several of these songs. What you hear on these significant recordings is an artist who knew that he had to reinvent himself in order to sustain a successful career. These private recordings offer a fascinating insight into the artist redefining his art at a crucial point in his career, and as such, this is essential listening for the Elvis fan & scholar.

Only a small part from these tapes have been released before, but the bulk of it is unreleased – almost three hours of Elvis at home, relaxed, doing what he loved most – making music.
            
ElvisOne is proud to be able to release these recordings as a 2 + 1 CD set, with rare photos from te timeframe, background notes and detailed track info. Available now!

THE BAD NAUHEIM TAPES | PART 1

CD 1:
I'm Beginning To Forget You
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (ending only)
Mono Lisa
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
Guitar Piece
Danny Boy (take 1)
Danny Boy (rehearsing a few lines)*
Danny Boy (take 2)*
Loving You
I'm Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis)*
Dialogue / Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town / Loving You
Dialogue
Loving You (not Elvis)*
Lamar Fike's radio commercials*
I'm Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis)*
I'm Beginning To Forget You (incomplete)
I'm Beginning To Forget You

For the first time you can hear all tracks unedited!
*Previously unreleased

CD 2:
He Knows Just What I Need (#1)
He Knows Just What I Need (#2)
He Knows Just What I Need (#3)
He Knows Just What I Need (#4)
He Knows Just What I Need (#5)
He Knows Just What I Need (#6)
Reading The News (by Lamar Fike)
He Knows Just What I Need (#7)
He Knows Just What I Need (#8)
He Knows Just What I Need (#9)
Cool Water
Like A Baby
His Hand In Mine
Young Love
His Hand In Mine (rehearsing)
Return To Me
Are You Sincere
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Stand By Me (rehearsing)
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Oh, Lonesome Me

All tracks on cd 2 previously unreleased!

ELVIS THE BAD NAUHEIM TAPES - PART 2

I Asked The Lord (take 1)
I Asked The Lord (take 2)
Apron Strings (#1)
Soldier Boy (take 1)*
Such A Night (1 line) / Soldier Boy (take 2)
I Asked The Lord (take 3)
I Asked The Lord (take 4)
I Asked The Lord (rehearsing the ending)*
I Asked The Lord (incomplete)
I Asked The Lord (working on final notes)
I Asked The Lord (working on song's conclusion)*
Piano Solo (#1)*
Earth Angel (take 1)
Earth Angel (take 2)
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast #1)
Hound Dog (incomplete)*
Piano Solo (#2)*
At The Hop
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow #1)
Apron Strings (#2)
It's Been So Long Darling / Dialogue
Earth Angel (intro) / I Will Be True
There's No Tomorrow
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow #2)
Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog (#1)
I Asked The Lord
I Asked The Lord (rehearsing the ending)
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast #2)
Apron Strings (#3)
The Titles Will Tell
At The Hop (2 lines) / Give Me Oil In My Lamp
Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog (#2)
Piano Solo (#3)
Send Me Some Lovin' (#1)*
Dialogue / Send Me Some Lovin' (#2)


For the first time you can hear all tracks unedited!
*Previously unreleased


Update September 11, 2018

Swinging Into The Action

To be released soon, Swinging Into The Action (SR Records) with focus on Elvis’ April&June 1972 tour, featuring Albuquerque NM April 19th 1972 and the Milwaukee WI, June 14th, 1972. Both the shows are previously unreleased taken directly from a first generation tape.

The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without any doubt Elvis’ first two Tours in 1972 present him at the top of his possibilities, delivering maybe shows shorter than the previous November 1971 tour, but still solid. If Rock is an attitude the man still has it. The performances are terrific, rough and sharp.

Here are presented two unreleased shows from the April and June tour. Both the show are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, with some minor exception like the rare “The First Time Ever Saw Your Face “ included in the final Show of Albuquerque..

We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation of the audience recording, we are talking of a big Arena shows not of the intimate Las Vegas showroom. The shows are fantastic and the track listing is solid, Elvis is delivering us a sort of greatest hits. Starting from his latest single Until It’s Time For You To Go then with the Anthem An American Trilogy passing the best single of 1969, Suspicious Minds without forgetting the glorious fifties with Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog…. All the songs are very well performed.

This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of foldout booklet with focus and details on the tour including a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size and a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size..

In matter to have a special collector item, the 400 copies will be presented with FOUR different sleeves VARIATION .All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

As tradition of the label, SR LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE TOGETHER THE 400 copies of STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 100 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.
COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

Recorded Live At Tingley Coliseum , Albuquerque NM April 19th 1972
Time 57 min
01. 2001 Theme 02. CC Rider 03. Proud Mary 04. Never Been To Spain 05. Love Me Tender 06.You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Until It’s Time For You To Go 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Love Me 10. All Shook Up 11.Teddy Bear 12. Don’t Be Cruel 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Hound Dog 15. How Great Thou Art 16 I Can’t Stop Loving You 17. Suspicious Minds 18. Band Introductions 19. For The Good Times 20. An American Trilogy 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 22. Funny How Time Slips Away (+ reprise) 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp
Recorded Live At Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee WI, June 14th, 1972

Time 52 min.
01.That’s All Right 02. Proud Mary 03. Never Been To Spain 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Love Me 08. All Shook Up 09 .Heartbreak Hotel 10.Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 11. Love Me Tender 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water (missing the reprise) 13. Hound Dog (missing first part) 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introductions 16. For The Good Times 17. An American Trilogy 18. Funny How Time Slips Away 19. I Can’t Stop Loving You 20. Blue Suede Shoes 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Update September 10, 2018


Elvis Summer Festival – Spliced Takes Special

They did it again! Another great album in this fine series, containing some very rare tracks from the “That’s the Way It Is” era... This time some amazing splices were made from some of the rehearsals for the actual movie, since they were for rehearsal purposes the actual listening pleasure is missing in some way, because of the many breaks and repeating parts... until now..... Next to the rehearsals, excellent studio splices are also included as well as a great live version of “Just Pretend” with reprise! Fans of the series know what to expect, and will not be disapointed in this new release!

I Just Can’t Help Believing – July 24, rehearsal
Twenty Days and Twenty Nights – July 14, rehearsal
How the Web Was Woven – Alternate Master *
Patch It Up – Spliced take 2,7,1
Mary in the Morning – July 24, rehearsal
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – August 4, rehearsal
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – July 24, rehearsal (funny version)
I’ve Lost You – August 10, rehearsal
Just Pretend – Live August 11/12 (with reprise)
Stranger in the Crowd – July 24, rehearsal
The Next Step is Love – Spliced take 2,6
Bridge Over Troubled Water – July 24, rehearsal
Update September 7, 2018

Unedited Masters - Life

After a short break VENUS PRODUCTIONS continues their very successful series Unedited Masters Once again, we managed to present you unreleased-/unedited-/alternate tracks. All tracks are digitally transferred from the ORIGINAL studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you’ll ever gonna get. Highlight of this release are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of LIFE. Get ready for some great surprises!

Track listing:
MARY IN THE MORNING* alternate mix (Take 4) - I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW* alternate mix (Take 4) - I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER** Complete master, overdubbed (Take 1) – LIFE* unreleased (Take 17) - 20 DAYS AND 20 NIGHTS Take 6,7*,8 - STRANGER IN THE CROWD Take 1 & 7* - FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY* alternate mix (Take 1) – LITTLE CABIN ON THE HILL* longer/from better source (Take 1) – RAGS TO RICHES from better source (Take 2) – JUST PRETEND from better source (Take 1,2) – THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY from better source (Take 4,5,6) – I’LL NEVER KNOW from better source (Take 4) – TOMORROW NEVER COMES from better source (Master) – WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOING ON from better source (Take 2) - LIFE* masturbator version (Take 18,19) - POWER OF MY LOVE* Master no overdubs (Take 7) - MY LITTLE FRIEND* Vocal overdub of January 16 - TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD* Master different mix (Take 11) - POWER OF MY LOVE Master alternate mix (Master) * Unreleased ** Officially unreleased
Stay Tuned for more great releases.......Coming soon......
Update September 1, 2018


The Perfect 1

We’d like to present to you a collection containing Elvis’ first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to dissapear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6 panel double disc digi-pack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy ''The Perfect 1''.

Disc 1:
01. Such A Night (Take 1) 02. Make Me Know It (Take 1) 03. Fever (Take 1) 04. I Met Her Today (Take 1) 05. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (Take 1) 06. Joshua Fit The Battle (Take 1) 07. Lonely Man (Take 1, Solo) 08. Forget Me Never (Take 1) 09. In My Way (Take 1) 10. In Your Arms (Take 1) 11. Anything That's Part Of You (Take 1) 12. Please Don't Drag That String Around (Take 1) 13. Memphis, Tennessee (Take 1, 1963 Version) 14. Down In The Alley (Take 1) 15. You'll Never Walk Alone (Take 1) 16. Wonderful World (Take 1) 17. It Hurts Me (1968 Version, Take 1) 18. If I Can Dream (Take 1) 19. Without Love (Take 1) 20. Power Of My Love (Take 1)

Disc 2:
01. Cindy, Cindy (Take 1) 02. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1) 03. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1) 04. Heart Of Rome (Take 1) 05. Snowbird (Take 1) 06. Where Did They Go Lord (Take 1) 07. Miracle Of The Rosary (Take 1) 08. I've Got Confidence (Take 1) 09. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Take 1) 10. He Is My Everything (Take 1) 11. Fool (Take 1) 12. Girl Of Mine (Take 1) 13. I Miss You (Take 1) 14. I've Got A Feelin' In My Body (Take 1) 15. My Boy (Take 1) 16. Loving Arms (Take 1) 17. And I Love You So (Take 1) 18. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Take 1) 19. It's Easy For You (Take 1) 20. Moody Blue (Take 1)
Update September 1, 2018


August Releases

Here is a bunch of new releases for this month:

"827 THOMAS STREET"

 

It’s vinyl time! The very successful 5 cd set “827 THOMAS STREET” featuring fantastic alternate recordings from the 1969 AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO recordings is now available on vinyl.

In a very limited edition...............full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. 6 colored vinyl lp’s / 5 cd’s & a gorgeous 45RPM “it keeps right on a hurtin” Get it while you can and get back to 1969.

available in blue marble & red marble vinyl.

tracklisting

LP tracklisting is cd 1-4 divided over 6 virgin vinyl records.


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?

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES - ON STAGE JAN/FEB 1970

 

A beautiful 7 CD deluxe boxset fully packed with awesome multitrack recordings from:

 

JAN 26 1970 - opening show

FEB 15, 1970 -- midnight show

FEB 16, 1970 - dinner show

FEB 16, 1970- midnight show

FEB 17, 1970 - dinner show

FEB 17, 1970 - midnight show

FEB 18, 1970 - dinner show

FEB 18, 1970 - midnight show

FEB 19, 1970 - dinner show

FEB 19, 1970 - midnight show

FEB 23, 1970 - closing show

 

PLUS MANY BONUS TRACKS !

These recordings were made for the 1970 'ON STAGE" album release.

What did not appear on the album is at least as powerful as the album itself.

Also included are the opening and closing night from the same season.

This is Elvis at his best !

7 CDS + FULL COLOR BOOKLET !

An excellent new CD, containing the best outtakes of Elvis ballads, recorded in Nashville, between 1960 - 1967.

Some of the very best Elvis recordings, housed in a beautiful 6 panel digipack, with photos and liner notes.

 

TRILL OF YOUR LOVE ( TAKE 2 )

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT ( TAKE 2 )

FAME AND FORTUNE ( TAKE 5 )

SOMETHING BLUE ( TAKE 6 )

STARTING TODAY ( TAKE 2 )

I MET HER TODAY ( TAKE 2 )

LOVE ME TONIGHT ( TAKE 4 )

ANGEL ( STEREO MASTER )

THERE'S ALWAYS ME ( TAKE 9 )

THAT'S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET ( TAKE 1 )

ANYTHING THAT'S PART OF YOU ( TAKE 5 )

ASK ME ( TAKE 3 )

IT HURTS ME ( TAKE 1 )

LOVE LETTERS ( TAKE 8 )

ANYONE ( TAKE 2 - VOCAL OVERDUB )

INDESCRIBABLY BLUE ( TAKE 1 - VOCAL OVERDUB )

WISDOM OF THE AGES ( TAKE 3 )

I'LL REMEMBER YOU ( TAKE 1 - VOCAL OVERDUB )

MINE ( TAKE 13 )

SUPPOSE ( NASHVILLE MASTER )

ELVIS SWINGING SIXTIES !

A stunning album pressed on GOLD or CLEAR vinyl and also included a BONUS CD !

This one looks really stunning !

Album includes 20 rare sixties outtakes. A brilliant dance album !

Same tracks on LP and CD.

 

A must have for every Elvis collector !  LIMITED EDITION ONLY !!!

AVAILABLE ON BEAUTIFUL CLEAR OR GOLD VINYL

 

A - Side 

I'm Coming Home ( take 4 )

Witchcraft ( take 2 )

Judy ( take 4 )

Make Me Know It ( take 16 )

Catchin' On Fast ( unedited master )

Shoppin' Around ( take 5 )

Please Don't Drag That String Around ( take 5 )

Too Much Monkey Business ( take 10 )

I'm A Roustabout ( master )

Little Sister ( take 10 )

 

B- Side

Guitar Man ( take 10 )

If You Think I Don't Need You ( take 7 )

Memphis, Tennessee ( take 5 )

Gonna Get Back Home Somehow ( take 6 )

C'mon Everybody ( take 7 )

Come What May ( take 7 )

Girl Happy ( master - correct speed )

His Latest Flame ( take 12 )

Hard Knocks ( master remix )

A Little Less Conversation ( take 10)

Update August 20, 2018


THE ALTERNATE “TODAY” 2 LP
HEPCAT LP 002

Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the Today album.
Now 43 years later Hepcat records releases :

"THE ALTERNATE TODAY" as a deluxe 2 LP set.

After the release of “the alternate today” 10 INCH boxset and with the release of “behind closed doors” 10 INCH boxset this 2LP set was a little behind on schedule.

But now it is finally released and it is a true beauty!

Available in black or blue virgin vinyl in a deluxe gatefold cover.

This is a very limited edition so get it while you can.

Tracklisting:
T-R-O-U-B-L-E - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 6)
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 1)
SHAKE A HAND - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
PIECES OF MY LIFE - UNDUBBED MASTER ALT. MIX (TAKE 4)
FAIRYTALE - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
I CAN HELP - TAKE 1 & 2 (UNDUBBED MASTER)
BRINGING IT BACK - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 1
BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 1
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 1
BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 2 & 3
AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 3
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 2 & 3
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - BASS OVERDUBBED MASTER (ACETATE SOURCE)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
FAIRYTALE - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
T-R-O-U-B-L-E - LIVE APRIL 24 1975

FROM OMAHA TO RAPID CITY
Omaha’s “Civic Auditorium Arena” & Rapid City’s “Rushmore Plaza Civic Center” were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3rd 1977. Also released on the same day was the “Elvis In Concert” double vinyl album. Many tracks contained overdubs.
The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows.
Now on popular demand the two shows are available on this beautiful 2cd set. Packaging is a fold out deluxe digipack.

Tracklisting:
DISC1

June 19 1977, Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06. Love Me
07. Fairytale
08. Little Sister
09. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
10. And I Love You So
11. Jailhouse Rock
12. How Great Thou Art
13. Band Introductions
14. Early Mornin' Rain
15. What'd I Say
16. Johnny B. Goode
17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt introduction)
18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff introduction)
19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) introduction
20. I Really Don't Want To Know
21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
22, Charlie Hodge introduction
23. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
24. Hurt
25. Hound Dog
26. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
27. Thanking the audience & staff
28. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements
29. Closing Vamp

DISC2

June 21 1977 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06, Love Me
07. If You Love Me (let me know)
08. You Gave Me A Mountain
09. Jailhouse Rock
10. O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
11. Tryin’To Get To You
12. Hawaiian Wedding Song
13. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
14. My Way
15. Introductions
16. TCB band introductions (incomplete solo’s)
17. I Really Don't Want To Know
18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
19. Charlie Hodge introduction
20. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
21. Elvis Introduces His Father
22. Hurt
23. Hound Dog
24. Unchained Melody
25. Thanking the audience & staff
26. Can't Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL

A fantastic special Summer Release, this cool looking 6 panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form !
Have yourself a wonderful summer with this excellent collection !
LIMITED SUMMER EDITION ONLY !!

FOUNTAIN OF LOVE ( TAKE 6 )
FOR THE MILLIONTH & THE LAST TIME ( TAKE 7 )
SLICIN' SAND ( TAKE 10 )
SAND CASTLES ( TAKE 1 )
RIDING THE RAINBOW ( STEREO MASTER )
I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE ( TAKE 13 )
WONDERFUL WORLD ( TAKE 6 )
NIGHT RIDER ( TAKE 5 )
ISLAND OF LOVE ( TAKE 8 )
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR ( TAKE 7 )
NO MORE ( TAKE 9 )
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ( TAKE 14 )
YOU'LL BE GONE ( TAKE 4 )
MEXICO ( TAKE 6 )
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM FROM ( TAKE 13 )
ROCK A HULA BABY ( TAKE 3 )
HAPPY ENDING ( TAKE 9 )
WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE ( TAKE 6 )

Update July 7, 2018


Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro

Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ''Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition''. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used this far as a source for this show. On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy, that) and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo on "Greensboro Revolution". The recording that we obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait for the samples! Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy... And you are right there! Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That's how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound. As a bonus, we've added a bonus disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ''Funny How Time Slips Away'' from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren't a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world (wasn't that "Searcher" film a real doozy?), but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can! We do understand some people will be sceptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is! To assure these people, we will be posting samples soon, so that they can compare & make graphics to their hearts' content. This is the real deal, folks... And one project that we're damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet.

We are proud to announce too, that ''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix.

The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2018, so stay tuned!

Tracklist:

CD 1

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It’s Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Hound Dog
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. A Big Hunk O’ Love
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Suspicious Minds
16. Love Me Tender
17. Band Introductions
18. For The Good Times
19. An American Trilogy
20. Burning Love
21. Release Me
22. Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love
24. Closing Vamp

CD 2

01. Johnny B. Goode (takes 1 - 3)
02. Always On My Mind (rehearsal, with extra dialogue)
03. Separate Ways (takes 1 & 2, with extra dialogue)
04. Time Has Made A Change In Me (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps)
05. I Should Have Been Crucified (J. D, Sumner & The Stamps)
06. I John
07. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run
08. Lead Me, Guide Me
09. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee
10. Sweet Sweet Spirit (rehearsal, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps)
11. When It's My Time (Bill Baize & The Stamps)
12. All Shook Up (April 9, 1972)
13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (April 9, 1972)
14. Are You Lonesome Tonight (April 9, 1972)
15. I Can't Stop Loving You (April 9, 1972)
16. How Great Thou Art (April 9, 1972)

Update June 15, 2018

Don't mess around with me.....I'M EVIL.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis legendary "Comeback Special" .
Since the performances cannot be beaten, the best thing for us to do would be to present them in the same way as they were recorded... but since that has been done over and over (and over and over) CMT is proud to present this STAR production , which is the best release containing  the 1968 recordings.....in 50 years!!

Much time and effort went into this release, some live tracks have been "spliced" from different shows, some studio tracks have been re-created and sound breathtaking!
The live tracks are blended very cool, so you get the feeling you are listening to a complete show.

Probably THE highlight is the "complete" version of Trouble/Guitar Man, cool edits make this work very well and makes the track even more "Evil" 
Some tracks have been shortened to make it a different listening experience, "That's All Right" for example is presented just like the original 1954 version, with no repeating versus and chorus.
"Let Yourself Go" has been spliced with the instrumental version and sounds very different. The "Gospel" segment has been re-created from scratch containing clever splices to make it sound just like the original version, only different ..."Blue Suede Shoes" (Stand up) has been re-edited and kicks some serious a.....
Throw in some more spliced takes , a rare rehearsal version of Blue Moon of Kentucky (spliced) and some cool live edits, turn up to volume and enjoy this excellent release

Presented in a six panel digipack, limited to 500 copies, this one will be gone soon!

Blue Moon of Kentucky - Rehearsal
Band Warming Up
Trouble/Guitar Man - Alternate Extended Master
That's All Right - Spliced version 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Hound Dog 
All Shook Up
Jailhouse Rock
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes - Alternate Master
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Spliced version
Trying To Get To You
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Can't Help Falling in Love
It Hurts Me Section 4 part 1, take 1/Section 1 take 1 
If I Can Dream - take 1
Let Yourself Go - Alternate Master  
Nothingville Evil Section 1  take 1
Guitar Man Evil Section 1, take 10
Big Boss Man Escape Section 3 take 1
Guitar Man Section 2, take 1
Little Egypt Section 2 , take 1
Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
Tiger Man
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Alternate Master
One Night
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - take 1
Where Could I Go But To The Lord - take 1
Up Above My Head - spliced take 4,7
Saved - Alternate Master
Memories - Alternate Master

3764 - THE FINAL RECORDINGS
Another CMT/STAR winner! 

Includes all tracks from both "Elvis Presley Boulevard" and "Moody Blue" 

He'll Have To Go has been remade into a very different sounding track, it starts off with Elvis singing "He'll Have to Ho" James throws in a lick, and then our man bursts into "Put your sweet lips...." 
"Love Coming Down" has been extended but there are no repeatable parts. 
"Danny Boy" has been spliced with the live version, and America starts and ends with short studio parts, filled with a live version, also recorded in Memphis!
Named above are only a few highlights, fans of the series know what to expect and will not be disapointed by this latest addition. Don't spend money on cheap rip off versions, be sure to support the team that does the hard work so you can enjoy them at home.

Beautiful artwork matching the original release.

Hurt - Spliced take 1,2
Never Again   - Spliced take  8,7,4,5,4
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  - Spliced take 1,2,5
Danny Boy  - Spliced take 5/Live June 1, 1976
The Last Farewell  - Spliced take 5,3 undubbed masters *
For the Heart  - Spliced take 4b,5,b,5a
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Alternate Master
Solitaire   - Spliced take 1,2,1,8
Love Coming Down  - Spliced take  2,4 extended
Ill Never Fall in Love Again - Spliced take 2,1,2,4
He'll Have to Go - Alternate Master 
Way Down - Alternate Master * 
Pledging My Love - Spliced take 2,5,1,3 
Moody Blue - Spliced Live; 02/20/77-02/21/77 
She Think's I Still Care - Spliced take 9,7 ,10  
It's Easy For You - Spliced take 3,4,2
America - Live, Memphis Tennessee 07/05/76 *

Update June 7, 2018

From The Beginning To The End

To be released soon, From The Beginning To The End (SR Records) with focus on Elvis’ first September 1970 tour, featuring the opening show of the tour in Phoenix September 09th and the closing show of the Tour in Mobile September 14th, 1970. Both the shows are previously unreleased taken directly from a first generation tape.

The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without the doubt in the Elvis’ first Tour in the seventies present Elvis at the top of his possibilities, delivering maybe shorter shows respect the previous summer seasons, but still solid. If Rock is attitude the man still has it. The performances are terrific rough and sharp.

Here are presented two unreleased shows from the September tour. Both the show are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, with the exception of Bridge Over Troubled Water and Funny How Time Slips included in the final Show of Mobile..

We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation of the audience recording, we are talking of a big Arena shows no of the intimate Las Vegas showroom. The shows are fantastic and the track listing is solid, Elvis is delivering us a sort of greatest hits. Starting from his latest single I’ve Lost You then with the more successful The Wonder Of You, passing to the two best singles of 1969, In The Ghetto and Suspicious Minds without forgetting the glorious fifties with Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog…. All the songs are very well performed.

This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of foldout booklet with focus and details on the tour including a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size and a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size..

In matter to have a special collector item, the 420 copies will be presented with SIX different sleeves VARIATION ( the tour touched six cities, so we decided to delivery six different sleeves, one for each city!!!).All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 420 COPIES

As tradition of the label, SR LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE TOGETHER THE 420 copies of STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 80 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.
COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!
Veteran Memorial Coliseum NV, Phoenix AZ September 09th 1970

Time 42 min

01.That’s All Right 02. I Got A Woman/Amen 03. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (excerpt) 04. Love Me Tender 05. I’ve Lost You 06. Sweet Caroline (Intro Only) 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introduction 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. The Wonder Of You 12. In The Ghetto 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Municipal Auditorium, Mobile AL, September 14th, 1970
Time 46 min.
01. Intro 02. That’s All Right 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05. Love Me Tender 06. I’ve Lost You 07. You ’ve Lost The Loving Feeling 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introduction 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Band Introduction 12. The Wonder Of You 13. In The Ghetto 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up 16. Don’t Be Cruel 17. Hound Dog 18. Bridge Troubled Water 19. Suspicious Minds 20.Funny How Time Slips Away.21 Can’t Help Falling In Love
Update May 27, 2018


OLD TIMES THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN:
DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM + CD
DAE LP-01

AUGUST 30 1976 , TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA

23 years after the first DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS release "old times they are not forgotten" the DAE team has joined together for some very special vinyl releases.
The first title : HERE I GO AGAIN was a complete sell out and was well recieved by vinyl freaks.
To make things not too complicated we have now chosen to release the very first title ever released on DAE “Old Times They Are Not Forgotten”. Obviously It contains the August 30 1976 show. And it's a beauty! 
We believe this new updated double album is the best outing of this show till now! And of course the show is included on cd too.
This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve.

Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.

Update May 25, 2018

THE CAMDEN COLLECTION
THE ELVIS PRESLEY CAMDEN COLLECTION VOL 1+2

With these stunning new box sets we are celebrating the unique Camden compilation albums, released in the UK between 1975 and 1986.

Although a product of Pickwick International , licensed from RCA Records, these albums are lovingly referred to as Camdens , simply because of the catalogue numbers and the big capital letters "CAMDEN" on the record and cassette labels.

Despite often being dismissed by long terms fans when they were originally released, these albums were the first point of call for younger people getting into Elvis' music.
The budget prices, added to the eye-catching covers meant these were albums that found their way into many a home that had never owned an Elvis record.

So, for many, there is a fondness for these releases.
We hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane...with these Camden albums for the very first time on CD !

NOW RELEASED IN 2 BEAUTIFUL 'CLAMSHELL' BOX SETS:

- EACH BOX SET CONTAINS 6 LEGENDARY CAMDEN/PICKWICK ALBUMS

- ORIGINAL ALBUM PACKAGING HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED
( THEY ALL LOOK LIKE A MINIATURE VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL VINYL ALBUMS )

- ORIGINAL ALBUMS TRACKS !

- EACH BOX INCLUDES A 12 PAGE FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH
PICTURES AND INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY

-IN TRUE "CAMDEN" TRADITION, EACH BOX INCLUDES A FREE ELVIS ( mini ) POSTER !

VOLUME 1:

- HEARTBREAK HOTEL
- THE US MALE
- THE KING
- SUSPICIOUS MINDS
- FLAMING STAR
- ELVIS 

VOLUME 2:

- THE ROCK HITS
- IT'S NOW OR NEVER
- PLEASE DON'T STOP LOVING ME
- ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT ?
- THE FIRST TEN YEARS
- THE LEGEND

GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN AND TAKE THIS TRIP DOWN TO MEMORY LANE..................

Update May 25, 2018

FROM ELVIS WITH LOVE
Originally released in september 1978 by RCA Records, on a 2 record set.
Now for the first time on CD, the original "love" tracklist, but in rare and hard to find alternate versions.
A great collection for sure !

Love Me Tender ( live 1968, first stand up show )
Can't Help Falling In Love ( live 1968, first stand up show )
The Next Step Is Love ( undubbed master )
I Need Your Love Tonight ( take 15 )
I Can't Stop Loving You ( live 02/19/70 )
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ( take 17 )
I Love You Because ( master )
Love Letters ( undubbed master )
A Thing Called Love ( take 3 )
A Big Hunk O' Love ( live 02/16/72 )
Love Me ( live 08/11/70 )
Without Love ( undubbed master )
Faded Love ( undubbed edit master )
Loving You ( master )
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ( live 08/11/70 )
Have I Told You Latley That I Love You ( stereo master )
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ( take 2 )
True Love ( master )
Ain't That Loving You, Baby ( master )
Please Don't Stop Loving Me (take 7 )

Update May 25, 2018

Saturday Night Fever

Ragdoll is proud to present their latest release ''Saturday Night Fever'', In march of 1975 Elvis gave 29 performances, he opened this season on March 18, 1975, and the crowd at the Las Vegas Hilton saw a rejuvenated performer, as well as a rejuvenated setlist, Elvis just got done recording his new album Elvis Today, and took some of this material with him to Las Vegas, songs like ''Green Green Grass Of Home'' ''And I Love You So'' and ''Fairytale'' would be introduced, with the latter two staying in the setlist for most of those shows, Elvis also re-introduced some songs that haven't been sung regularly for 2 years, including ''My Boy'' ''Burning Love'' and ''I'll Remember You'', the latter one having been sung only once the year before in Lake Tahoe. Here on this disc you will find for the first time, the near complete March 30th dinner show, which was previously released incomplete on ''Live From Las Vegas'' by the lf2 label, however this was a simple copy and paste job from vinyl source, and missed several songs (including a fantastic version of ‘’My Boy’’ and a serious version of ''I'll Remember You''), however Ragdoll was able to obtain a new source, which included the near complete show (the tape ran out near the end of ''Hound Dog'') which was in very good sound quality. Despite being incomplete we were able to get another tape of this show to complete this release, which was the source used for the ''The Live Years'' 3-LP set by the Astra label, back in the mid 80's, this time finally from tape source and not from a needle-drop. The sound is ambient and very good, the only song left incomplete is ''Can't Help Falling In Love''. Be sure to ask your dealer for samples. This release comes in a cardboard.

Tracklist:
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. And I Love You So
07. Big Boss Man
08. Love Me Tender
09. Burning Love
10. Introductions
11. What'd I Say (James Burton)
12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
13. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell)
14. Piano Solo - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
15. Electric Keyboard Solo (David Briggs)
16. School Days (With Reprise)
17. My Boy
18. I'll Remember You
19. Let Me Be There (With Reprise)
20. How Great Thou Art (With Reprise)
21. Hound Dog (Spliced with 2nd Source)
22. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2nd Source)
23. Can't Help Falling In Love (2nd Source, Incomplete)

Update April 27, 2018

The First Time Ever I Lay With You

Our first CD in 2018 is titled "The First Time Ever I Lay With You" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2018-15).

Now, when majority of Elvis import labels is only re-releasing old stuff in new packages, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased and moreover, it is completely a new show for Elvis fans – never before in circulation, in any form!

Elvis April ’76 tour was rated as very good one, with longer shows and variable set list. Unlike later that year, when Elvis ended his concerts quickly after introductions of his band, here he gave no less than 9 songs after „School Day“ orchestra solo!

Elvis’ drummer Ronnie Tutt was back in band and pianist Shane Kiester was replaced by Tony Brown.

Among the concert highlights there are „Tryin' To Get To You”, „America (The Beautiful)”, „Hurt”, „Burning Love” and „How Great Thou Art”.  One song stands out: rare, heartfelt performance of complete version of „The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”. This song was performed only 3 known times, in 1976.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. You may ask your supplier for samples.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in San Diego, CA, April 24, 1976.

If you have enjoyed our other April ’76 tour release called „The Beat Is Back“, then you are sure to enjoy our latest release, too. 

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. All Shook Up - 08. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. America (The Beautiful) – 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Band Introductions - 13. What'd I Say - 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 15. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 16. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 17. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 18. School Day - 19. Hurt - 20. And I Love You So - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Burning Love - 23. How Great Thou Art - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away (with false start and reprise) - 25. Little Darlin’ - 26. It's Now Or Never - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.

Looked Into The Wings

Our second CD is titled "Looked Into The Wings" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2018-16).

October tour was another good one, after several problematic tours in the Summer. Elvis lost some 10-12 kilos and he was able to wear his jumpsuits from 1974 again. He looked much healthier and he was in good mood and in solid voice.

We have released Elvis’ last Kalamazoo concert from April 26, 1977 in 2017. Now we have decided to release its prequel. We had complete original tape of this show in our vaults since late 90s, but we have considered it not so good for release because Elvis was distant and wild audience reaction too prominent. Now new tape turned out, of much better sound. Unfortunately, new tape was incomplete and middle part was repaired using our old source.  As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples.

Playlist is rather typical for Autumn ’76 shows. Among the concert highlights there are „ Help Me“, „And I Love You So“, „America (The Beautiful)“, „Love Letters“, „Hurt“ and „Blue Christmas“.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak, too. Since there were no suitable photographs from the Kalamazoo performance, all images used for this project were taken in Cleveland, Ohio just two days later, on the 23rd where Elvis wore the same 'King of Spades' jumpsuit.

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. Help Me - 09. All Shook Up -10. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America (The Beautiful) - 14. Band Introductions - 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 (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Blue Christmas - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements.

Note: label E. P. Collector is planning special double CD called „Black Tornado“ with newly found original tapes of Elvis’ concerts in Cleveland, OH, November 6, 1971 (afternoon and evening), which were never before available in good sound! So stay tuned!

Update April 23, 2018

Live In Los Angeles
Touchdown proudly presents another release. We thought it was about time to re-release the concert from November 14, 1970. That’s something we wanted to do for a long time. The recording we got was carefully remastered and and sounds much better than on the former release „Forum of Inglewood“ from fourteen years ago.
Elvis was on fire on November 14, 1970! The concert includes many, many highlights, for eg. the only known live version of ‘Trying To Get To You’ in 1970! Listen to superb versions of ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do. As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

  1. That‘s Alright Mama
  2. I Got A Woman/Amen
  3. Love Me Tender
  4. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
  5. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
  6. Polk Salad Annie
  7. Band Introductions Pt.1
  8. Johnny B Goode
  9. Band Introductions Pt.2
  10. How Great Thou Art
  11. The Wonder Of You
  12. Heartbreak Hotel
  13. Blue Suede Shoes
  14. One Night
  15. Love Me
  16. Trying To Get To You
  17. Elvis talks about ‘It’s Now Or Never’
  18. Hound Dog
  19. Elvis talks about his gold records
  20. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  21. Suspicious Minds
  22. Introduction of Vernon Presley
  23. Funny How Time Slips Away
  24. Elvis talks about ‘That’s The Way It Is’
  25. Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp
  26. Polk Salad Annie/Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

Total Playtime: 55.55 min.

Update April 11, 2018

At The International 1971

Touchdown proudly presents another - by now - totally unreleased/unheard show from the January/ February engagement 1971, recorded on the midnight show on February 20, 1971. The tracklisting is quite brilliant and so is Elvis. We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do. As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

Tracklisting
[1] That's All right Mama - [2] I Got A Woman - [3] Elvis Welcomes The Audience - [4] Love Me - [5] Mystery Train - [6] Sweet Caroline - [7] You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - [8] Polk Salad Annie - [9] Something - [10] Johnny B Goode - [11] How Great Thou Art - [12] Don't Be Cruel - [13] Heartbreak Hotel - [14] It's Now Or Never - [15] Bridge Over Troubled Water - [16] Blue Suede Shoes - [17] Lawdy Miss Clawdy - [18] Hound Dog - [19] Suspicious Minds - [20] Introductions - [21] I Just Can't Help Believin' - [22] Elvis Havin' Fun - [23] Just Pretend - [24] Snowbird (incomplete recording) - [25] Help Me Make It Through The Night (incomplete recording] - [26] One Night - [27] The Impossible Dream
Update April 2, 2018


Out Now - Return of the Pelvis, SPECIAL DELUXE COMBO  LP Double Set &CD

VV Special Product March 2018

To be released soon (early of March) from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl the very first show ever recorded from the  magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season  titled "RETURN THE PELVIS" and will feature the Las Vegas August 03, 1969 Dinner Show. We are glad and overall happy to have the  possibility to produce FOR THE SECOND  time a show from Elvis very first season. 
As Always  VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt this seminal  record present   Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical. “Elvis appears better than ever” delivering incredible show without weak spot. If Rock is attitude, the man got  it as never.
<< 1s performance in 9 years>> as most the headlines of the newspaper review report. The king is finally back to live performance. After to spent or wasted the last decade making movies the king is back.  Dressed in black tunic with long and neatly combed hair Elvis stepped  on stage giving like to the hysteria again stopping the time or better bringing back to the 1956 again.
In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do it...no other words are necessary.
The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams gatefold sleeve that includes  
together   the double vinyl set will be included as Bonus the CD and  incredible large Poster 90x60 cm  both side printed.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including the incredible Las Vegas August  show with the best audio possible!!A Soundboarding recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.  

SPECIAL LIMITED  SET INFO

First 50 copies of This set will come with a glossy exclusive Oversleeve Hand Numbered with exclusive contents.

Each copy will be individually sealed.

The   LP  180 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST AUDIO QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

Please remember!! As usually VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

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

SIDE B

07. Heartbreak Hotel
08. Hound Dog
09. Memories
10.  Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11 . Life Story
12.Baby What You Want Me To Do

SIDE C

13.Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14.Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction
16. In The Ghetto

SIDE D

17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

TOTAL TIME 67,00 MIN.

Bonus CD:

01. Opening Theme
02. Blue Suede Shoes
03.I Got A Woman 
04. All Shook Up
05. Love Me tender
06.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
07. Heartbreak Hotel
08. Hound Dog
09. Memories
10.  Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11 . Life Story
12.Baby What You Want Me To Do

13.Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14.Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction
16. In The Ghetto
17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

Update April 2, 2018

(Click on the photo to see it enlarged)

Tearing ‘Em Up!  - The King In Motion Volume 3

After a short break VENUS PRODUCTIONS is back with some new releases!

We'll kick off with 40 minutes of spectacular footage from the November 1971 Tour.
The footage is digitally remastered from the original sources and has been professionally synced with the Boston November 10th show.

Track listing DVD
2001 Theme - That’s All Right - I Got A Woman - Amen - Proud Mary - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie - Come Home Baby (Instr.) - Love Me - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Hound Dog  How Great Thou Art (Part)
Bridge Over Troubled Water - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Suspicious Minds - Come Home Baby (Instr.) - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp
Shows:
Baltimore, Nov 9 - Boston, Nov. 10 - Cincinnati, Nov. 11 - Houston, Nov. 12 - Dallas, Nov. 13 - Tuscaloosa, Nov. 14 - Kansas City, Nov. 15 - Salt Lake City, Nov. 16

 

Highlighting this release is a
209 pages hardcover book
with
loads of rare and unseen pictures
of the complete tour!

 

For completeness sake, the Boston November 10th show is also included on CD in perfect Sound Board quality.
Track listing CD
2001 Theme - That’s All Right - I Got A Woman / Amen - Proud Mary - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - Polk Salad Annie
Come Home Baby (Instr.) - Love Me  - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Hound Dog - How Great Thou Art - Band Introductions - I’m Leavin
Bridge Over Troubled Water - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Love Me Tender - Suspicious Minds - Come Home Baby (Instr.) - Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

 

Plus we added a free CD to promote the upcoming new CD’s in our "Unedited Masters" series.
The CD contains some unreleased tracks and some highlights of our previous releases.

Track listing CD:
POWER OF MY LOVE  Master no overdubs (Take 7)* - MY LITTLE FRIEND  Vocal overdub of January 16 * - TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD  Master different mix (Take 11)* - I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER  Complete master, overdubbed (Take 1)** - IT’S YOUR BABY, YOU ROCK IT  Alt. Master backup vocals overdub (Take 3)** - LIFE  Master, different mix (Take 20)** - STRANGER IN THE CROWD  Take 1 & 7* - EARLY MORNIN’ RAIN  Unedited (Take 11)** -  IF THAT ISN’T LOVE  Different mix (Take 1)** - I CAN HELP  Complete unedited session (Take 1 & 2)** - PROMISED LAND  Motherfucker version (Take 1)** - BITTER THEY ARE  1980 re-recording** - FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE  1980 re-recording** - PATCH IT UP  Alternate master (Take 9)** - AMAZING GRACE  No overdubs (Take 2)**

* Unreleased ** Officially Unreleased


Update March 24, 2018

I WALK THE LINE

It’s August 1970, the recordings for the MGM movie “That’s the way it is” are finished and 
Elvis still has more than 3 weeks to go at the Las Vegas International Hotel before 
starting another short (but busy) 1 week tour.  

Elvis is:
VERY INSPIRED! 
IN A GOOD MOOD! 
FUNNY! 
And in a FANTASTIC! physical condition! 

All of which resulted in the magnificent August & September performances. 
Unfortunately the only soundboard/multitrack material that has seen the light of day 
are the “That’s The Way It Is” performances. 

Lucky enough these audience recordings survived! 

The August 14 1970 show has always been considered a very remarkable show, especially as 
Elvis is singing some unusual songs, like the 2 Johnny Cash songs: I WALK THE LINE / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES. 
The August 14 show had some volume issues as appeared on the original tape, probably because of hiding the recorder. 
This has been corrected where possible. All performances have been re-edited and remastered and speed corrected where necessary. 

Also featured is the original August 10, STAGE REHEARSAL remastered from scratch using an original transfer of the reel. Without any edited or added intro or outros, just as recorded! A wonderful improvement to the original release from the 90's!

These shows are too good to be missed in any collection!

WE BRING YOU BACK TO 1970! 

DISC 1
AUGUST 14 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

01 THAT’S ALL RIGHT
02 AMEN
03 I GOT A WOMAN
04 YOU DON’T KNOW ME
05 I GOT A WOMAN – REPRISE
06 MYSTERY TRAIN – TIGER MAN
07 FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
08 I WALK THE LINE
09 MONOLOGUE
10 LOVE ME TENDER
11 MONOLOGUE
12 JOHNNY B GOODE
13 WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON – BLUEBERRY HILL
14 THE WONDER OF YOU
15 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
16 POLK SALAD ANNIE
17 BAND INTRODUCTIONS
18 OH HAPPY DAY
19 ALL SHOOK UP
20 BLUE SUEDE SHOES
21 ONE NIGHT
22 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
23 SUSPICIOUS MINDS
24 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

 

DISC 2
BONUS SONGS FROM AUGUST 1970
Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

AUGUST 20 1970 DINNER SHOW

01 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
02 THE WONDER OF YOU
03 MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
04 ONE NIGHT
05 SUSPICIOUS MINDS

AUGUST 20 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW

06 I’VE LOST YOU
07 SWEET CAROLINE
08 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
09 SWEET INSPIRATION
10 MORE
11 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

AUGUST 10 1970 / STAGE REHEARSAL
12 POLK SALAD ANNIE
13 SWEET CAROLINE
14 POLK SALAD ANNIE #2
15 I’VE LOST YOU
16 I’VE LOST YOU #2
17 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
18 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
19 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME #2
20 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
21 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
22 PATCH IT UP
23 SOMETHING
24 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
25 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ #2
SPLICED INTRO

DISC 3
AUGUST 23 1970 DINNER SHOW
Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

01 THAT’S ALL RIGHT
02 I GOT A WOMAN – AVE MARIA
03 MONOLOGUE
04 TIGER MAN
05 MONOLOGUE
06 LOVE ME TENDER
07 I’VE LOST YOU
08 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
09 ELVIS DEDICATING THE SHOW TO MARIE PARKER
10 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
11 POLK SALAD ANNIE
12 BAND INTRODUCTIONS
13 JOHNNY B. GOODE
JAMES BURTON INTRODUCTION
14 FURTHER INTRODUCTIONS
15 THE WONDER OF YOU
16 HEARTBREAK HOTEL
17 ONE NIGHT
18 ALL SHOOK UP (FALSE STARTS)
19 BLUE SUEDE SHOES – WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
20 GOOFIN AROUND WITH ALL SHOOK UP ~TAPE DAMAGE~
21 HOUND DOG
22 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
23 SUSPICIOUS MINDS
24 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

DISC 4
AUGUST 24 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

01 ORCHESTRA INTRO
02 OPENING VAMP – THAT’S ALL RIGHT
03 I GOT A WOMAN – AVE MARIA
~TAPE DAMAGE~
04 SPANISH EYES
05 TIGER MAN
06 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
07 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
08 POLK SALAD ANNIE
09 BAND INTRODUCTIONS
10 JOHNNY B. GOODE
JAMES BURTON INTRODUCTION
11 INTRODUCTION OF CELEBRETIES
12 WHEN THE SNOW IS ON THE ROSES
ED AMES INTRODUCTION
13 THE WONDER OF YOU
14 HEARTBREAK HOTEL
15 ONE NIGHT
16 ALL SHOOK UP
17 BLUE SUEDE SHOES - WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON
18 GOOFIN’ AROUND – HOUND DOG
19 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
20 SUSPICIOUS MINDS
21 RELEASE ME
22 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

FOR THE GOOD TIMES

This beautiful 2 cd set in a deluxe digipack should be considered as the ultimate soundtrack 
to the 1972 ELVIS ON TOUR movie. 
All performances which are featured in the movie are featured here in their entirety.

As a bonus you get the April 5 1972 Buffalo rehearsal. 

DISC 1
THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK RECORDINGS

01 Johnny B. Goode 03-30-1972 **
02 Also Sprach Zarathustra 04-09-1972 ES
03 See See Rider         04-09-1972 ES
04 Polk Salad Annie         04-09-1972 ES
05 Separate Ways # 1                 03-30-1972 **
06 Separate Ways # 2                 03-30-1972 **
07 Proud Mary         04-18-1972
08 Never Been To Spain 04-18-1972
09 Introductions         04-18-1972
10 Burning Love                     04-18-1972
11 Love Me Tender 04-09-1972 ES
12 Bridge Over Troubled Water 04-14-1972
13 Funny How Time Slips Away 04-14-1972
14 An American Trilogy  04-14-1972
15 I Got A Woman / Amen 04-09-1972 ES
16 A Big Hunk O’ Love 04-09-1972 ES

17 You Gave Me A Mountain 04-09-1972 ES

18 Sweet Sweet Spirit         04-09-1972 ES
19 Lawdy Miss Clawdy 04-09-1972 ES

20 Can’t Help Falling In Love 04-09-1972 ES

21 Closing Vamp  04-09-1972 ES
22 Lighthouse         03-31-1972**
23 Lead Me, Guide me 03-31-1972**
24 Bosom Of Abraham 03-31-1972**
25 Memories         master
**rehearsal

DISC 2
THE BUFFALO REHEARSAL - APRIL 5 1972
01      Studio Talk  
02      Burning Love (instrumental)
03      Burning Love  
04      Studio Talk  
05      Burning Love (incl. false start)  
06      Cattle Call
07      For The Good Times
08      Somewhere Over The Rainbow (one liner) 
09      See See Rider  2:02
10      Studio Talk  0:35
11      Never Been To Spain (partial)  
12      You Gave Me A Mountain
13      I´ll Remember You (rehearsal)  
14      Until It´s Time For You To Go
15      Polk Salad Annie
16      Love Me (one liner)
17      Hound Dog  
18      Bridge Over Troubled Water  
19      A Big Hunk O´ Love  
20      I Can´t Stop Loving You (incl. 2 false starts)  
21      An American Trilogy  
22      Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)  
23      The Lighthouse  
24      I John  
25      I Need Your Lovin´ Everyday

BONUS TRACKS AS PARTLY FEATURED IN THE MOVIE
26      Suspicious Minds                 04-18-1972
27      Until It’s Time For You To Go 04-10-1972
28      Love Me Tender         04-10-1972
29      Suspicious Minds                 04-09-1972 ES
30      For The Good Times         04-18-1972
31      Wandering                 04-10-1972 

ELVIS SINGS FOR CHILDREN AND GROWNUPS TOO

This classic 1978 album celebrates it's 40th anniversary!
This 40th anniversary release includes the original album + the alternate album. 
Including the bonus photo that was included in the USA with the first pressing of this album.
A great collectible item.

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
01 (let me be your) Teddy Bear
02 Wooden Heart
03 Five Sleepy Heads
04 Puppet On A String
05 Angel
06 Old MacDonald
07 How Would You Like To Be
08 Cotton Candy Land
09 Old Shep
10 Big Boots
11 Have A Happy

THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
12 (let me be your) Teddy Bear (stereo)
13 Wooden Heart (take 1)
14 Five Sleepy Heads (remixed master)
15 Puppet On A String (take 10)
16 Angel (take 6)
17 Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby (movie version)
18 How Would You Like To Be (take 2)
19 Cotton Candy Land (take 4)
20 Old Shep (take 5)
21 Big Boots (take 4)
22 Sing You Children (take 19)

Update March 23, 2018

THE COMPLETE ‘50s MOVIE MASTERS AND SESSION RECORDINGS

Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 5CD/200-page book ‘THE COMPLETE ‘50s MOVIE MASTERS AND SESSION RECORDINGS’ on May 4th, 2018.

This Limited Edition 5CD/Book set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s complete music recordings made for his movies during the 1950s.

The 5 CDs contain the complete works of the master and session studio recordings made for each of Elvis’s movies during the 1950s, and all tracks have been remastered with many restoration surprises ignored by other labels.

The 200-page book focuses on each of the recording sessions held for the four motion pictures made between August 1956 and March 1958. The comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and documentation. 

 

Tracklist

CD1 – MASTER SOUNDTRACKS AND MOVIE VERSIONS

01. Love Me Tender
02. Let Me
03. Poor Boy
04. We're Gonna Move
05. Mean Woman Blues
06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
07. Loving You
08. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
09. Lonesome Cowboy
10. Hot Dog
11. Party
12. Jailhouse Rock
13. Young And Beautiful
14. I Want To Be Free
15. Don't Leave Me Now
16. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don't Care
17. Treat Me Nice
18. King Creole
19. As Long As I Have You
20. Hard Headed Woman
21. Trouble
22. Dixieland Rock
23. Don't Ask Me Why
24. Lover Doll
25. Crawfish (Unedited Master)
26. Young Dreams
27. Steadfast, Loyal and True
28. New Orleans
29. Danny
30. Love Me Tender (Movie End Title)
31. Mean Woman Blues (Movie Take 7 Second Version)
32. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie Finale)
33. Jailhouse Rock (Movie Version)
34. Treat Me Nice (Movie No Overdub Version)
35. Young And Beautiful (Movie End Title)
36. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Movie Edit)
37. Don't Leave Me Now (Movie Set Version]
38. Crawfish (Movie Version)
39. Steadfast, Loyal & True (Movie version)

 

CD2 – ALTERNATE SOUNDTRACKS AND SESSIONS

01. Let Me (Take 3)
02. Let Me (Take 4)
03. Poor Boy (Take 3 - 2 Verse Master)
04. Poor Boy (Take 1 Remake)
05. Poor Boy (3 Verse Overdub - Take 6)
06. We're Gonna Move (Take 4)
07. We're Gonna Move (Take 9)                                 
08. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Alternate Movie Master)
09. Party (Alternate Master)
10. Loving You (Main Version Take 3)
11. Loving You (End Version Take 16)
12. King Creole (Original Alternate Version Take 3)
13. King Creole (Original Alternate Version Take 18)
14. Lover Doll (Unedited Undubbed Master)
15. As Long As I Have You (Short Version Take 4)
16. As Long As I Have You (Short Version Take 18)
17. Steadfast, Loyal And True (Original Alternate Version Take 6)
18. Steadfast, Loyal And True (Undubbed Record Master)
19. Loving You (Second Farm Version Take 14)

LOVING YOU (Second Main Fast Movie Version) SESSION

20. Loving You (Take 1)
21. Loving You (Take 2-3)
22. Loving You (Take 4-5)
23. Loving You (Take 6)
24. Loving You (Take 7)
25. Loving You (Take 8)
26. Loving You (Take 9-10)
27. Loving You (Take 11)
28. Loving You (Take 12)
29. Loving You (Take 13)
30. Loving You (Take 14)
31. Loving You (Take 15)
32. Loving You (Take 16)
33. Loving You (Take 17-18)
34. Loving You (Take 19)
35. Loving You (Take 20-21)
36. Loving You (Take 22 Binaural)

LOVING YOU (Third Farm Version) SESSION

37. Loving You (Take 1)
38. Loving You (Take 2-3)
39. Loving You (Take 4-5)
40. Loving You (Take 6)
41. Loving You (Take 7-9)
42. Loving You (Take 10-12)

 

CD3

JAILHOUSE ROCK SESSION

  1. Jailhouse Rock (Takes 1-4)
  2. Jailhouse Rock (Take 5)
  3. Jailhouse Rock (Take 6)
  4. Jailhouse Rock (Take 7)
  5. Jailhouse Rock (Instr Pick Up C Up Chorus On) Takes 1-2       

(You're So Square) BABY I DON’T CARE SESSION

  1. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Take 1)
  2. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Takes 2-4)

TREAT ME NICE (First Movie Version) SESSION

  1. Treat Me Nice (Takes 1-2)
  2. Treat Me Nice (Take 3)
  3. Treat Me Nice (Takes 4-5)
  4. Treat Me Nice (Takes 6-7)
  5. Treat Me Nice (Takes 8-9)
  6. Treat Me Nice (Takes 10-12)
  7. Treat Me Nice (Take 13)
  8. Treat Me Nice (Takes 14-15)
  9. Treat Me Nice (Take 16)
  10. Treat Me Nice (Take 17)
  11. Treat Me Nice (Take 18)
  12. Treat Me Nice (Take 19)

TREAT ME NICE (Second Movie Version) SESSION

  1. Treat Me Nice (Takes 1-2)
  2. Treat Me Nice (Takes 3-5)
  3. Treat Me Nice (Take 6)
  4. Treat Me Nice (Take 7)
  5. Treat Me Nice (Take 8)
  6. Treat Me Nice (Takes 9-10)
  7. Treat Me Nice (Take 11)
  8. Treat Me Nice (Takes 12-13)

CD4

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (Solo Prison TV Version) SESSION

  1. Young And Beautiful (Take 1)
  2. Young And Beautiful (Take 2)
  3. Young And Beautiful (Take 3)

 

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (Florita Version) SESSION

  1. Young And Beautiful (Take 1)
  2. Young And Beautiful (Take 2)
  3. Young And Beautiful (Takes 3-4)
  4. Young And Beautiful (Takes 5-6)
  5. Young And Beautiful (Take 7)

 

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (Record Version) SESSION

  1. Young And Beautiful (Take 1)
  2. Young And Beautiful (Takes 4-5)
  3. Young And Beautiful (Take 6)
  4. Young And Beautiful (Takes 7-8)
  5. Young And Beautiful (Take 9-11)
  6. Young And Beautiful (Take 12)
  7. Young And Beautiful (Take 13-18)
  8. Young And Beautiful (Take 19)
  9. Young And Beautiful (Takes 20-22)

 

I WANT TO BE FREE (Record Version) SESSION

  1. I Want To Be Free (Takes 1-4)
  2. I Want To Be Free (Takes 5-8)
  3. I Want To Be Free (Take 9)
  4. I Want To Be Free (Takes 10-11)
  5. I Want To Be Free (Pick up First ending Takes 1-2)
  6. I Want To Be Free (Pick up second ending Takes 1-5)

 

CD5

I WANT TO BE FREE (Jail Version) SESSION

  1. I Want To Be Free (Takes 1-4)
  2. I Want To Be Free (Takes 5-6)
  3. I Want To Be Free (Takes 7-10)
  4. I Want To Be Free (Take 11)
  5. I Want To Be Free (Take 12)
  6. I Want To Be Free (Take 13)

 

DON’T LEAVE ME NOW (First Version Piano) SESSION

  1. Don't Leave Me Now (Take 1)
  2. Don't Leave Me Now (Take 2)

 

DON’T LEAVE ME NOW (Second Version) SESSION

  1. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 1-6)
  2. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 7-8)
  3. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 9-10)
  4. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 11-12)
  5. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 14-15)
  6. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 16-18)
  7. Don't Leave Me Now (Take 19)
  8. Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 20-21)

 

DON’T LEAVE ME NOW (Recording Studio Version) SESSION

17. Don't Leave Me Now (Take 2)
18. Don’t Leave Me Now (Take 12)

 

Update March 23, 2018

Spliced Takes Easter Eggs & Kissin' Cousins

ELVIS - EASTER EGGS - SPLICED TAKE DELUXE DIGIPACK EDITION

Finally a "new" Spliced take album is out now, and it was worth the wait.
This one includes all tracks from the 1966 recording sessions, many gospel songs were recorded, but also some  excellent
other tracks.

CMT managed to produce a full new album with high standard spliced takes only the STAR team can deliver.
To name just one highlight it has to be the new approach the team did on "Tomorrow is A Long Time" it was re-created from scratch, gives a totally new feel to the song since the "chorus" was used only once and all "verses" were put after one and other. Also a longer intro and outro makes this an outstanding new track!

Other surprises like "Fools Fall in Love" with TWO  saxophone solos and an alternate piano intro for "Where No One Stands Alone" confirms:  This is a MUST have!
The series continues!

Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an excellent job again , with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes , to create beautiful new tracks. 

Run On - Spliced take 3,1,1,2
How Great  Thou Art - Spliced take 1,2,4
Stand By Me - Spliced take 9,10,2
Where No One Stands Alone - Spliced take 1/Wp take 1
Down in the Alley - Spliced take 1,2
Tomorrow is A Long Time - recreated master
Love Letters - Spliced take 5,
So High - Spliced take 2,2,3
Farther Along - Spliced take 1,2,3
By and By - Spliced take fs,7,9
In the Garden  - Spliced take 1,2,3 (snowbird)
Beyond the Reef - Spliced take 1,2
Somebody Bigger Then You And I - Spliced Take 3,11,wp5
Without Him Spliced Take 11,8,14
If the Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side - Spliced Take 3,2,4,1
Where Could I Go But To the Lord - Spliced Master
Come What May - Spliced Take 3,11,wp5  3,2,7,6,7,2
Fools Fall in Love c 1,4,4,5,4
Oh How I Love Jesus - Spliced Home Recording

 

Kissin Cousins - Spliced Take Special - CARDSLEEVE EDITION

An incredible new album, featuring extended versions, alternate takes including new instrumental tracks and some pretty cool edits!

Don't think you already heard these! ALL tracks are brandnew edits and sound very rare, The title track for example starts of with an alternate opening and includes the extra verses.

"Gold in the Mountains" has been extended and includes rare alternate musical segments. For "Tender Feeling"  they used the alternate take 1 (vocal) and combined it with an alternate musical track, the result is stunning and sound quality is much better then the master version! "Echoes of Love" includes an alternate Saxophone solo makes you feel as if it is a brandnew take! The "drums" on "Catchin On Fast" are taken from an alternate musical track and put in just at the right spot to make it sound pretty cool and different!

 Another highlight must be "Kissin Cousins #1" ... for this song Elvis recorded TWO different vocal styles... one being Josh , and one being Jody (Hillbilly) both tracks were combined and we got the first "duet" ever of Elvis and... .Elvis.... Here they have "reversed" the vocals, and a complete NEW release is born, where the master has Josh... this track has Jody singing, gives the same "feel" but sounds VERY different! "Smokey Mountain Boy" and "Barefoot Ballad" have alternate extended intro and outros....We could go on, but one thing is for sure, this is another CMT winner!

Did we say ALL tracks are spliced, so you get an ALL new album!

Tracklisting:

Kissin Cousins #2 - Spliced take 1,2
Smokey Mountain Boy - Alternate Master
Gold in the Mountains - Alternate Master
One Boy, Two Little Girls - Spliced take 2,5,2
Catchin' On Fast - Alternate Master
Tender Feeling - Spliced take 1 (vocal) / take 1 (track)
Anyone - Spliced take 2,3
Barefoot Ballad - Alternate Master
Once is Enough - Spliced take 1,7,1,7
Kissin Cousins - Reversed Master
Echoes of Love - Spliced take 7,8
Long Lonely Highway - Spliced take 1,2


Update March 14, 2018

Return of the Pelvis, SPECIAL DELUXE COMBO  LP Double Set &CD

VV Special Product March 2018

To be released soon (early of March) from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl the very first show ever recorded from the  magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season  titled "RETURN THE PELVIS" and will feature the Las Vegas August 03, 1969 Dinner Show. We are glad and overall happy to have the  possibility to produce FOR THE SECOND  time a show from Elvis very first season. 
As Always  VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt this seminal  record present   Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical. “Elvis appears better than ever” delivering incredible show without weak spot. If Rock is attitude, the man got  it as never.
<< 1s performance in 9 years>> as most the headlines of the newspaper review report. The king is finally back to live performance. After to spent or wasted the last decade making movies the king is back.  Dressed in black tunic with long and neatly combed hair Elvis stepped  on stage giving like to the hysteria again stopping the time or better bringing back to the 1956 again.
In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do it...no other words are necessary.
The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams gatefold sleeve that includes  
together   the double vinyl set will be included as Bonus the CD and  incredible large Poster 90x60 cm  both side printed.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including the incredible Las Vegas August  show with the best audio possible!!A Soundboarding recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.  

SPECIAL LIMITED  SET INFO

First 50 copies of This set will come with a glossy exclusive Oversleeve Hand Numbered with exclusive contents.

Each copy will be individually sealed.

The   LP  180 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST AUDIO QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

Please remember!! As usually VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

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

SIDE B

07. Heartbreak Hotel
08. Hound Dog
09. Memories
10.  Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11 . Life Story
12.Baby What You Want Me To Do

SIDE C

13.Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14.Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction
16. In The Ghetto

SIDE D

17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

TOTAL TIME 67,00 MIN.

Bonus CD:

01. Opening Theme
02. Blue Suede Shoes
03.I Got A Woman 
04. All Shook Up
05. Love Me tender
06.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
07. Heartbreak Hotel
08. Hound Dog
09. Memories
10.  Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11 . Life Story
12.Baby What You Want Me To Do

13.Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14.Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction
16. In The Ghetto
17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

Update February 27, 2018

3 New Single CD Releases From Straight Arrow Soon

Philadelphia Freedom

Our first release in 2018 is titled “Philadelphia Freedom”.  It's the summer of 1976, and America is celebrating its bicentennial. What could be more patriotic than seeing America’s greatest entertainer in the city where the countries' Declaration of Independence was formed and signed? Straight Arrow team has been looking for a recording of this particular concert for a long time… and finally succeeded.

Compared with July and August 1976 concerts, performances in June were of a much better standard and the Philadelphia concert is no exception. Elvis did a fine show that night. 

The Philadelphia, June 28th, 1976 show is previously unreleased. Until now, this show was not available in acceptable sound. The only existing tape was in horrible quality. Our release has been taken directly from a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by an Elvis fan from Pennsylvania.

This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in  Philadelphia, PA, June 28th, 1976 and with great liner notes written by the fan who taped the show!

Tracklist:
Part of pre-program:

01. Gonna Fly Now (theme from Rocky - by Joe Guercio & The Hot Hilton Horns) - 02. Black Sunday (by Sweet Inspirations) - 03. If You Leave Me Now (by Sweet Inspirations).
 
The Elvis Presley show:

04. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 05. C. C. Rider - 06. I Got A Woman / Amen - 07. Love Me - 08. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 09. You Gave Me A Mountain - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So - 13. Jailhouse Rock - 14. Fever - 15. America The Beautiful - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Early Mornin' Rain - 18. What'd I Say - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt, incomplete) - 21. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 22. Piano Solo (Tony Brown)  - 23. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 24. Love Letters - 25. School Day - 26. Hurt #1 - 27. Hurt #2 - 28. Hound Dog - 29. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 30. Can't Help Falling In Love - 31. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

(The pre-program was taped in Philadelphia, PA, May 28th, 1977 by the same guy who recorded the 1976 show. Straight Arrow planned  to release the May 28th, 1977 show too, but another label released it recently from another tape source.)


Rippin' It In Cincinnatti

Our second release is titled „Rippin’ It In Cincinnati“. It was the1st tour of 1976 and some of Elvis’ key musicians were replaced. Unexpectedly, the result was a surprisingly fresh sound, with keyboards and drums prominent. During this rather short tour, Elvis performed 8 solid and entertaining shows in 4 cities.

The Cincinnati, March 21st, 1976, 2:30pm show is previously unreleased. Once again, this show was not available in acceptable sound thus far. The only existing tape in circulation was in subpar quality. This was the show where Elvis ripped the seat of his blue Bicentennial suit during “Polk Salad Annie”, and finished the show dressed in the Rainfall suit. It is one of the very few shows where Elvis left the stage for awhile (another example is Baltimore, May 29, 1977, released on our 2CD “Breakdown In Baltimore”).

Our release has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too.

Tracklist:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen  - 04. Love Me - 05. Let Me Be There - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. Polk Salad Annie / Elvis leaves the stage to change the jumpsuit - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (by J. D. Sumner) - 13. What'd I Say (James Burton, instrumental) - 14. Drum Solo (Larry Londin) - 15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) / Elvis returns - 16. Piano Solo (Shane Keister) - 17. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 18. School Day - 19. And I Love You So - 20. Hurt (with reprise) - 21. Burning Love - 22. America The Beautiful - 23. Funny How Time Slips Away - 24. Heartbreak Hotel - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.


He's The One In '71

Our 3rd CD in this batch, and some might say, the best. Straight Arrow is very pleased to bring you  this rare concert recording from Elvis’ Summer 1971 festival. It is always a delight to find new, fresh tapes from this year, and from this particular season -- especially when it's in very good sound quality. This is an excellent recording of the August 28th dinner show.

Elvis' previous engagement there had shown signs of his high performing standard slipping, but here he sounds like he's back on track again. Late August 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.

The Las Vegas, August 28th, 1971, Dinner show is previously unreleased. The only existing tape/CDR in circulation is of very poor quality. Our release has been taken directly from a recently obtained first generation copy of an original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by an Elvis fan from France, Marie Chantal Rivière, who also taped other August 1971 Las Vegas shows. We have released Marie Chantal Rivière's recordings of the August 27th & 29th dinner and midnight concerts on the 2CD “Solid As Rock” (SA/SP 2015-37-02) and the CD “Last Stint At The International” (SA/SP 2016-38-02). If you like those releases, you cannot go wrong with “He’s The One In ‘71”!

This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in August 1971 and press reviews.

Tracklist:

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. Hound Dog - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Introduction of Ed Parker - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Update February 4, 2017

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
HEPCAT SP-001

After the success of "The alternate moody blue" & "the alternate today" Hepcat records releases "BEHIND CLOSED DOORS" in it's newly launched special products series.

Behind Closed Doors has always been a fan favorite, the beautiful lp box set issued by the AUDIFÖN label in 1979 was a groundbreaking release. Most material was unreleased and the quality was pretty good.

HEPCAT started this project after locating some of the original acetates & a (partly usable) tape used to create the original lp masters.  After a short investigation we realized this set deserved a proper re-release. Especially with the acetates & tape in hand! Obviously during the years a lot of material was issued officially in the right quality but also some of the tracks are not yet available on other releases or in the form as presented on the original boxset.  (Besides a terrible sounding cd release in the 90's). 

For example STEPPIN' OUT OF LINE take 19 & 8 which were only released as a spliced version. On this set you will find the proper versions, in an awesome quality. The outtakes of the TAG for DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS are another example of beautiful quality on this set. Same counts for WILD IN THE COUNTRY / BEACH BOY BLUES take 1 & 3 and so on. This set offers too much to mention and will sure bring back some memories.

Also for the 70's lovers there is enough to enjoy on this set, for example the SUSPICIOUS MINDS spliced live version and POLK SALAD ANNIE from February 16, 1970 are presented here in a quality as never before. Also the extended version of DON'T THINK TWICE, IT'S ALL RIGHT is in a quality you will certainly enjoy. For IT'S YOUR BABY YOU ROCK IT it was mostly thought that the undubbed master on the original lp box was skipping, actually it was a bad edited version as it appeared on the tape, a better source was not available at the time and still is not available. We decided to put the edited version the way it was presented on the tape & original lp box as it is still way better then the second acetate source, which is also presented as a bonus track. Die hard vinyl spinners might even be able to sing along with the edited version.

All tracks are digitally remastered and speed corrected where necesarry. 

Now for the first time this legendary LP boxset is re-released in this beautiful 10 inch sized boxset. Containing 2 CD's , a 10 INCH record and a bonus 45 RPM record containing GENTLE ON MY MIND (vocal repaired undubbed master) & TOMORROW NEVER COMES (take 11).

Only available in red vinyl. 

TRACKLISTING:

10 INCH

SIDE A

LONELY MAN
Solo Take 1
IN MY WAY
Take 1
MOONLIGHT SWIM
Take 2
KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
Take 31
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Take 7
I GOT LUCKY
MX5 Take 2

 

SIDE B

FADED LOVE
Alternate Master / Take 3
DON’T CRY DADDY
Live February 17, 1970 midnight show
KENTUCKY RAIN
Live February 17, 1970 midnight show
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
Unedited Undubbed Master

 

COMPACT DISC 1
01. LONELY MAN - SOLO TAKE 1
02. I SLIPPED, I STUMBLED, I FELL - TAKE 14 & 15
03. I SLIPPED, I STUMBLED, I FELL - TAKE 16
04. WILD IN THE COUNTRY - TAKE 1
05. WILD IN THE COUNTRY - TAKE 15 & 16
06. IN MY WAY - TAKE 1
07. FORGET ME NEVER - TAKE 1 & 2
08. HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG - TAKE 1
09. ISLAND OF LOVE - TAKE 5,7 & 8
10. STEPPIN‘ OUT OF LINE - TAKE 19
11. STEPPIN‘ OUT OF LINE - TAKE 8
12. ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE - TAKE 4 & 5
13. MOONLIGHT SWIM - TAKE 1
14. MOONLIGHT SWIM - TAKE 2
15. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE - TAKE 20-22 & 24
16. BEACH BOY BLUES - TAKE 1 & 3 (MONO)
17. KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD - TAKE 31
18. THIS IS LIVING - TAKE 3
19. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS - TAKE 7
20. I GOT LUCKY - MX5 TAKE 2
21. A WHISTLING TUNE - TAKE 3-7
22. DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS - A1V TAKE 1-3
23. THIS IS MY HEAVEN - FOV TAKE 3
24. SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT - MOVIE VERSION UNDUBBED MASTER TAKE 10
25. ALMOST - MOVIE VERSION UNDUBBED MASTER TAKE 31
26. SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC - MASTER TAKE 9
27. THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG / VIOLET

COMPACT DISC 2
01. GENTLE ON MY MIND - MASTER
02. FADED LOVE - ALTERNATE MASTER / TAKE 3
03. I GOT A WOMAN - LIVE AUGUST 26 1969 DINNER SHOW
04. SUSPICIOUS MINDS - SPLICED LIVE VERSION AUGUST 22 1969
      DINNER SHOW & UNKNOWN LIVE VERSION
05. DON’T CRY DADDY - FEBRUARY 17 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
06. KENTUCKY RAIN - FEBRUARY 17 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
07. POLK SALAD ANNIE - FEBRUARY 16 1970 MIDNIGHT SHOW
08. IT’S YOUR BABY, YOU ROCK IT - UNDUBBED MASTER TAKE 5 - LP VERSION
09. TOMORROW NEVER COMES - COMPOSITE MASTER
10. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER
11. I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER
12. THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE - DUET WITH GINGER HOLLADAY - TAKE 12
13. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT - EXTENDED VERSION

BONUS:
14. ISLAND OF LOVE - TAKE 7 & 8 - STEREO
15. BEACH BOY BLUES - TAKE 3 - STEREO
16. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT - FULL VERSION - MAY 16/17 1971
17. IT’S YOUR BABY, YOU ROCK IT - UNDUBBED MASTER TAKE 5

45 RPM:

SIDE A

GENTLE ON MY MIND - Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master

SIDE B

TOMORROW NEVER COMES - TAKE 11

Update February 3, 2018

HERE I GO AGAIN : DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM + CD
DAE LP-05

23 years after the first DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS release "old times they are not forgotten" the DAE team has joined together for some very special releases.

But first a little bit of Elvis history:
All recordings on the DAE label were never released before in any form. Due to the many copies ( read: "counterfeits" of the originals) that were made from the original DAE releases it did not make much sense to do another run of the original releases at the time. This is maybe also a good opportunity to state that DAE never did a reissue of any kind. At the time there was the original run and a reprint was never issued. Most copies that appear from time to time on the market are therefore not the original DAE issues and have nothing to do with the original label. With as a lowpoint the humiliating release of "the very best of diamond anniversary". Till now it is the first time the DAE team has joined forces again for this very special release.

Back in the old days of the 90's vinyl was out of fashion and compact discs were the new medium. Therefore the request for cd's was so much higher and after locating the shows they were only released on cd. Now with the revival of vinyl, DAE decided to give the shows a well deserved re-release on vinyl.

The first title chosen is actually the 5th cd release : HERE I GO AGAIN. Containing the August 24 1969 midnight show. Back in the days the tape was wrongly dated and it was released as being the August 23 dinner show.

This new release of HERE I GO AGAIN is completely updated and remastered and for the biggest part sourced from multitrack sources plus the original tape used for the cd release.  

We realize our friends from Gravel Road Music have also reissued the show with a little bit of help from the original DAE tapes but they left out some tracks of the original show, which were replaced by other versions. And the so called "raw material" did not add much to the package as we believe even the original cd release is sounding way better.

We believe this new updated double album is the best outing of this show till now! And of course the show is included on cd too.

This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve.

Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.

Update February 3, 2018

DON'T THINK TWICE IT'S ALL RIGHT
BEST OF 71
A great new cd packed in a 6 panel digipack with some of Elvis' best 1971 recordings (minus the christmas and live recordings) is available now.
A fantastic collection with lots of rare and hard to find outtakes. All unreleased in this form.

Don't think twice.... get it now!

I'm leavin' (unedited master )
Amazing grace ( take 2 )
Early morning rain ( take 11)
We can make the morning ( unedited master )
It's still here ( take 5 )
(That's what you get) For lovin' me
The first time ever i saw your face ( different mix)
Bosom of Abraham ( take 4 )
Help me make it through the night ( take 7 )
Don't think twice, it's all right ( edit version )
He touched me ( take 2 )
Until it's time for you to go ( unedited master )
Fools rush in ( take 6 )
An evening prayer ( take 8 )
Put your hand in the hand ( unedited master )
I will be true (( take 2 )
It's only love ( unedited master )
Reach out to Jesus ( take 9 )

Update February 3, 2018

Spliced Takes - GI Blues

Tonight's So Right For ..Elvis!
Hop, Two, Three, Four.... a new release out soon!
Another winner in the great "Spliced take" series is finished now!

There have been lots and lots of "G.I. Blues" releases, but this one sounds completely different, with many tracks NEVER heard before!
A lot of work has been put into this release and it was worth it, presented in high quality cardsleeve and disc (both factory pressed)
Including 12 NEW "spliced" tracks from the 1960 recordings
This first 2018 CMT release will blow you away, with lots of surprises, including rare studio material and new edits. The title track for example has been recreated out of five (!) takes and sounds exciting and fresh, "Wooden Heart" has a new opening, and "Frankfort Special" has some funny studio snippets at the end. "Big Boots" was build up out of three versions (slow, medium and fast) and even "Blue Suede Shoes" sound different than before, although there was only one take to work with..
Update February 2, 2018


ELVIS ON STAGE REVISITED 4 LP SET

Here is some info on a new release "ELVIS ON STAGE REVISITED 4 LP SET", limited to few hundred copies only.

LP 1  -  Side A
ON STAGE - THE ALBUM
THE FELTON JARVIS ROUGH MIX
1.
See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS)
2. Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS)
3. Release Me (Feb. 18; MS)
4. Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS)
5. Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS)
6. The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS)

LP 1  -  Side B
1. Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS)
2. Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS)
3. Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS)
4. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS)
5. Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS)
6. I Can´t Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

LP 2  -  Side A
OPENING SHOW - January 26, 1970
1. Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
2. That´s All Right
3. Elvis talks
4. Proud Mary
5. Don´t Cry Daddy
6. Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
7. Long Tall Sally
8. Let It Be Me
9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto

LP 2  -  Side B
1. I Can´t Stop Loving You
2. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
3. Sweet Caroline
4. Polk Salad Annie
5. Introductions
6. Kentucky Rain
7. Can´t Help Falling In Love

LP 3  -  Side A
DINNER SHOW - February 18, 1970
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Elvis talks
3. Don´t Cry Daddy
4. The Wonder Of You
5. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
6. Release Me
7. Polk Salad Annie

LP 3  -  Side B
DINNER SHOW - February 19, 1970
1. Proud Mary
2. Don´t Cry Daddy
3. Kentucky Rain
4. Let It Be Me
5. I Can´t Stop Loving You
6. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
7. Release Me
8. See See Rider

LP 4  -  Side A
CLOSING SHOW - February 23
1. Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
2. I Got A Woman
3. Long Tall Sally
4. Don´t Cry Daddy
5. Hound Dog
6. Love Me Tender
7. Kentucky Rain
8. Let It Be Me
9. I Can´t Stop Loving You

LP 4  -  Side B
DINNER SHOW - February 19, 1970
1. See See Rider
2. Sweet Caroline
3. Polk Salad Annie
4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. One Night
7. It´s Now Or Never
8. Suspicious Minds
9. Can´t Help Falling In Love

Update December 27, 2018

ELVIS ON TOUR - 45th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION 

 

Amiga International releases a long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD’s, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.

The 13-inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with RARE AND UNPUBLISHED photographs and related memorabilia.

When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that AMIGA International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected "Elvis On Tour" film.

The audio / visual experience is undeniably the quintessential overview of the making and scrutiny of this extraordinary glimpse of Elvis as master of his art.

This highly anticipated boxset will be released on December 28th 2017

CD1

The Mock Up Studio Session (March 30, 1972)
RCA´s Studio C, Hollywood, California

01    Burning Love (take 1) / Here We Go Again (one liner) (Linde) 3:07
02    Burning Love (take 2) (Linde) 3:25
03    Burning Love (take 3) / The Lord´s Prayer (one liner) 3:22
04    Sweet Sweet Spirit (one liner) (Akers) 0:19
05    For The Good Times (reheasal) (Kristofferson) 2:51
06    For The Good Times (take 1) (Kristofferson) 2:51
07    For The Good Times (rehearsal) (Kristofferson) 3:01
08    For The Good Times (take 2) (Kristofferson) 3:39
09    For The Good Times (take 3, false start) (Kristofferson) 0:26
10    For The Good Times (take 4) (Kristofferson) 6:22
11    Anytime (one liner /dialogue) (Unknown) 1:47
12    For The Good Times (take 5) (Kristofferson) 3:30
13    For The Good Times (take 6) (Kristofferson) 3:02
14    For The Good Times (take 7) (Kristofferson) 4:12
15    Dialogue / El Paso (one liner) (Robbins) 1:31
16    Johnny B. Goode (take 1, false start) (Berry) 1:05
17    Johnny B. Goode (take 2, false start) (Berry) 0:45
18    Oh, How I Love Jesus (one liner) (Whitfield) 0:56
19    Johnny B. Goode (take 3) (Berry) 3:43
20    A Big Hunk O´ Love (false start / dialogue) (Schroeder/Wyche) 4:37
21    Always On My Mind (rehearsal) (Carson/Christopher/James) 3:02
22    Always On My Mind (take 1) (Carson/Christopher/James) 2:35
23    Always On My Mind (take 2) (Carson/Christopher/James) 5:09
24    Separate Ways (take 1) (West/Mainegra) 4:09
25    Separate Ways (take 2) (West/Mainegra) 3:41

CD2

Rehearsal at RCA´s Studio C
Hollywood, California. March 31, 1972. Part 1

01     Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:46
02     Never Been To Spain (Axton) 4:33
03     You Gave Me A Mountain (2 false starts) (Robbins) 1:40
04     Until It´s Time For You To Go (Sainte-Marie) 5:46
05     Polk Salad Annie (White) 2:56
06     Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 2:37
07     All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 2:25
08     Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:59
09     Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/Presley) 1:56
10     Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:55
11     The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2 false starts) (McColl) 1:01
12     The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (McColl) 4:20
13     A Big Hunk O´ Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:52
14     A Big Hunk O´ Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:33
15     See See Rider (Traditional) 3:17
16     For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:43
17     For The Good Times (2 false starts) (Kristofferson) 2:12
18     For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 2:58
19     Studio Rehearsals 3:24
20     Funny How Time Slips Away (2 false starts) (Nelson) 1:00
21     Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 4:20
22     Burning Love (Linde) 2:47

 

CD 3

Rehearsal at RCA´s Studio C,
Hollywood, California. March 31, 1972. Part 2

01      Burning Love (Linde) 3:58
02      Help Me Make It through The Night (Kristofferson) 3:14
03      Can´t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 2:14
04      Young And Beautiful (rehearsal) (Schroeder/Silver) 3:10
05      Young And Beautiful (Schroeder/Silver) 1:59
06      Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Price) 2:46
07      Release Me (Miller/Pebworth/Yount) 2:32
08      I´m Leavin´ (partial), Studio Talk (Jarrett/Charles) 4:06
09      See See Rider (Traditional) 2:42
10      Proud Mary (Fogerty) 3:32
11      Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:35
12      The Lighthouse (Hinson) 5:31
13      When it´s My Time (Unknown) 5:09
14      I, John (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 2:10
15      Bosom Of Abraham (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 0:52
16      You Better Run (with false start) (Traditional) 2:11
17      Lead Me, Guide Me (Akers) 3:35
18      Sweet Sweet Spirit (Akers) 2:55
19      Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone (partial) (Shepherd/) 1:54
20      Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee (Lemmel) (Adams) 4:30

CD 4

Rehearsal in Buffalo, NY
“The Rendezvous“ at the Hilton Statler Hotel, April 5, 1972

01      Studio Talk 2:25
02      Burning Love (Instrumental) (Linde) 2:32
03      Burning Love (Linde) 2:06
04      Studio Talk 1:16
05      Burning Love (incl. false start) (Linde) 3:37
06      Cattle Call (Owens) 0:33
07      For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:08
08      Somewhere Over The Rainbow (one liner) 0:36
09      See See Rider (Traditional) 2:02
10      Studio Talk 0:35
11      Never Been To Spain (partial) (Axton) 0:24
12      You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:01
13      I´ll Remember You (rehearsal) (Lee) 1:41
14      Until It´s Time For You To Go (Sainte-Marie) 2:08
15      Polk Salad Annie (White) 2:21
16      Love Me (one liner) (Presley/Matson) 0:06
17      Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:17
18      Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 3:51
19      A Big Hunk O´ Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:12
20      I Can´t Stop Loving You (incl. 2 false starts) (Gibson) 2:51
21      American Trilogy (Newbury) 5:07
22      Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) (Nelson) 3:52
23      The Lighthouse (Hinson) 0:31
24      I John (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 1:55
25      I Need Your Lovin´ Everyday (Gardner/Robinson) 0:29

Tracks 17,18,19 previously unreleased.

CD 5
Hampton Roads, Virginia (April 9, 1972, Hampton Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:25
02  See See Rider (Traditional) 3:06
03  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:31
04  Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:07
05  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:37
06  All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:05
07  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/ Presley) 2:12
08  Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Turk/Handman) 2:41
09  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:26
10  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:30
11  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:08
12  Suspicious Minds (James) 5:20
13  For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:07
14  Introductions by Elvis 1:30
15  An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:58
16  Love Me Tender (Presley/Matson) 2:39
17  A Big Hunk O’Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:10
18  How Great Thou Art (Boberg/Hine) 3:02
19  Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Performed by J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) 2:34
20  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Price) 2:09
21  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti / Creatore / Weiss) 1:42
22  Closing Vamp 1:05
Bonus songs:
23  I Got A Woman – Amen (Charles) (Hairston) 2:37
24  You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:18

 

CD 6
Richmond, Virginia (April 10, 1972, Richmond Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:16
02  See See Rider (Traditional) 3:00
03  Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:42
04  Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:37
05  You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:14
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:32
07  Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:14
08  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:35
09  All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:01
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (1:50
11  Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 2:04
12  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:22
13  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:12
14  Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:43
15  It’s Over (Rodgers) 2:16
16  Suspicious Minds (James) 4:45
17  Introductions by Elvis 1:58
18  For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:07
19  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:22
20  An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:15
21  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete) (Price) 2:15
22  Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 2:40
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:40
24  Closing Vamp 0:22

CD 7
Greensboro, North Carolina (April 14,1972, Greensboro Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:17
02  See See Rider (Traditional) 3:10
03  Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:44
04  Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:38
05  You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:15
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:38
07  Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:14
08  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:37
09  All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:01
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel  2:27
11  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:32
12  Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:50
13  A Big Hunk O’Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:02
14  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:14
15  Suspicious Minds (James) 4:49
16  Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:35
17  Introductions by Elvis 1:24
18  For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:08
19  An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:44
20  Burning Love (Live Debut) (Linde) 2:45
21  Release Me (And Let me Love Again) (Miller/Yount) 3:06
22  Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 2:50
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:41
24  Closing Vamp 1:05

CD 8
San Antonio, Texas (April 18, 1972, Convention Center Arena, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:18
02  See See Rider (Traditional) 2:51
03  Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:32
04  Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:35
05  You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:12
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Saint- Marie) 2:30
07  Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:03
08  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:38
09  All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:00
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/Presley) 1:46
11  Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:49
12  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:24
13  How Great Thou Art (Boberg/Hine) 2:50
14  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:29
15  Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:37
16  Suspicious Minds (James) 4:20
17  Introductions by Elvis 1:17
18  For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:21
19  Burning Love (Linde) 2:02
20  An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:46
21  Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 3:09
22  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:42
23  Closing Vamp 1:07

CD 9 (Bonus CD)
Interviews recorded for the movie Elvis On Tour
01  Interview with Elvis #1 (March 31, 1972 - Hollywood, CA) 11:10
02  Interview with Vernon (March 31, 1972) 7:10
03  Interview with George Klein (March, 31 1972)  4:36
04  Interview with Elvis #2 (Date unknown) 42:13


Update December 22, 2017

THE ALTERNATE TODAY 

After the success of "The alternate moody blue" Hepcat records releases "THE ALTERNATE TODAY" 
Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the Today album. Nearby 43 years later Hepcat records releases "THE ALTERNATE TODAY"

This deluxe 10 inch boxset contains a 10 inch vinyl record, a 45 RPM single and a fully packed CD. The 45 RPM features the unique combination "Fairytale" & "Susan when she tried". 

A companion double vinyl album will be released in 2018 for the album lovers. 

Available on black and blue vinyl.

tracklisting
45 RPM

SIDE A
FAIRYTALE
Unedited Undubbed Master (TAKE 3)

SIDE B
SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED
Unedited Undubbed Master (TAKE 6)

10 INCH
SIDE 1
T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Undubbed Master (TAKE 4)
And I Love You So - Take 3
Woman Without Love - Undubbed Master (TAKE 1)
Shake A Hand - Unedited, Undubbed Master (TAKE 3)

SIDE 2
Pieces Of My Life - Take 1
I Can Help - FS & Take 2 (Undubbed Master)
Bringing It Back - Take 3
Green, Green Grass Of Home - FS & take 1

FS = False Start

COMPACT DISC
01. T-R-O-U-B-L-E  - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
02. AND I LOVE YOU SO - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
03. SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED  - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 6)
04. WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 1)
05. SHAKE A HAND - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
06. PIECES OF MY LIFE - UNDUBBED MASTER ALT. MIX (TAKE 4)
07. FAIRYTALE - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
08. I CAN HELP - TAKE 1 & 2 (UNDUBBED MASTER) 
09. BRINGING IT BACK - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
10. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
11. AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 1
12. BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 1
13. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 1
14. BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 2 & 3
15. AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 3
16. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 2 & 3
17. WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - BASS OVERDUBBED MASTER (ACETATE SOURCE)
18. AND I LOVE YOU SO - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
19. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
20. FAIRYTALE - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
21. T-R-O-U-B-L-E - LIVE APRIL 24 1975


"INTIMATE WITH ELVIS"

The best way to spend the dark and cold winter days is with this 'intimate Elvis' CD release.
Housed in a beautiful 6 panel digipack, this release contains 18 hard to find outtakes of some of Elvis' best and most intimate recordings.

 

1.  In The Ghetto ( take 13 )
2.  Early Morning Rain ( take 11 )
3.  In My Way ( take 2 )
4.  I'll Never Know ( take 1 )
5.  Almost ( take 11 )
6.  Lonely Man ( solo, take 3 )
7.  Starting Today ( take 1 )
8.  Do You Know Who I Am ( take 4 )
9.  Could I Fall in Love ( undubbed )
10. Stand By Me ( take 2 )
11. Relax ( take 7 )
12. For  Ol' Times Sake ( rough mix )
13. Big Boots ( extended version - unreleased)
14. I Miss You ( take 1 )
15. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen ( take 1 )
16. Forget Me Never ( take 1 )
17. Suppose ( remixed master )
18. Danny Boy ( take 9 )

Update December 6, 2017

"ROCK 'N' ON VOLUME 1 + 2 "

Housed in a stunning slipcase are two Australian albums, "Rock 'n' On" volume 1 and volume 2. In the late 1980's these albums where released on CD, but the sound quality was not great, and they did not have the original artwork. These cd's are very hard to find now.

Now, for the very first time, both volume 1 and volume 2 are released in a 6 panel digipack with the original artwork from the original vinyl releases ! And.....each volume contains lots of hard to find outtakes and alternate versions ! A superb collection for every Elvis fan. The perfect christmas gift !
volume 1
Hound Dog I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ( stereo ) All Shook Up Don´t I Beg Of You ( alternate master ) Heartbreak Hotel A Big Hunk O' Love ( take 4 ) Love Me ( live, june 19 1977 ) Stuck On You ( take 1 ) Good Luck Charm ( take 1 ) Return To Sender Blue Suede Shoes ( live, NBC TV special ) Don´t Be Cruel Loving You ( main version 2 ) Jailhouse Rock Can´t Help Falling In Love ( take 26 ) I Got Stung ( take 22 ) Wooden Heart (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Love Me Tender Hard Headed Woman It´s Now Or Never ( take 4 ) Surrender ( take 9 ) Viva Las Vegas ( take 2 )

VOLUME 2
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin Treat Me Nice ( binaural movie master ) I Need Your Love Tonight ( take 15 ) G.I. Blues ( take 5 ) Blue Hawaii ( take 3 ) Easy Come, Easy Go Edge Of Reality Puppet On A String ( take 7 ) Suspicion ( spliced takes 4-5 ) Little Sister Little Egypt One Night Memories ( live, first sit down show, NBC Special ) Are You Lonesome Tonight Hi Heel Sneakers ( take 5 ) A Fool Such As I Old Shep Rip It Up ( stereo ) Such A Night Tutti Frutti In The Ghetto ( take 13 ) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ( stereo ) You're A Devil In Disguise ( take 3 ) Crying In The Chapel Don't Cry Daddy( master vocal overdub )
Update December 6, 2017


Still A Legend

The MxF label just released the "Still A legend".
This new DOUBLE set will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK (25X13CM) , containing 6 pages of booklet!!!!! with focus and details on the TWO shows including a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia plus a high-quality glossy 135-gram paper poster of 50x30 cm size. + bonus art card (25X13 CM) in high glossy paper (two different) and a special photo ( three different) Both the two art cards and the three photos will be randomly included in the four variation set .
There are 4 variations and each are a limited to only 100 copies.
All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed.

The 2 CD set features both the unreleased shows performed from Elvis in Bloomington IN University of Indiana May 27, 1976, and in Providence RI Civic Center June 26, 1976, ES.

The new product respects the previous one present Elvis moving toward the third and fourth tour of the year. Carrying the weight of his problems but still unbelievable concentrate in his music as a final product to delivery to his fans... through the tape, and maybe thanks to its limitation is possible to feel the incredible enthusiasm of the crowd ... For sure Elvis is still a legend.

In the Bloomington show, Although Elvis was not looking good and In spite, the lack of renewal, in the repertoire are still included some strong numbers to make the concerts of a very good quality. Surprisingly in some of the more demanding artistically songs, Elvis builds his show, He is still able to delivery in the right way, songs like You Gave a Mountain, America the Beautiful, Burning Love, Polk Salad Annie and last single Hurt. Without a doubt, this is the focus of the show and the audience appreciated that, making the concert atmosphere still incredible experience….

Moving to Providence we are instead in the middle of the fourth 1976 tour , the show is shorter respect to the previous one ( Elvis performed even an afternoon show on the same day), also the repertoire is very basic, some of the rockers like Burning Love and Polk Salad Annie have been dropped..but the show remains surprisingly well performed in all the songs…and the participation of the public is incredible..Elvis is still a legend!!

The sound is very good for an ambient recordings, 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 tapes 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 tapes with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of a Elvis’ concert in the seventy.

This is the fourth special Product for this label, this new double set will be housed in a deluxe FOUR PANELS LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of booklet with focus and details on the TOUR shows, including a collection of live photographs, newspapers clips plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size + an high glossy quality paper art card ( 25x13 cm).

In matter to have a special collector item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeves VARIATION. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES Like the previous special products, will be presented a 100 copies deluxe edition with EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!
CD 1 time about 73.00 min

Tracklist:
As recorded live in Bloomington IN. University of Indiana May 27, 1976 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 09. Steamroller Blues 10. And I love You So 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Morning Rain 15. What’d I Say 16. Drum Solo 17. Bass Solo 18. Piano Solo 19. Electric Piano Solo 20. Love Letters 21. School Days 22. Hurt 23. Burning Love 24.Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Little Darlin’ 26. It’s Now Or Never 27.Hound Dog (cut ,fade out ) 28. Can’t Help Falling In Love (missing)

CD 2 Time about 60.00
As recorded live in Providence RI. Civic Center June 26, 1976 ES Tracklist 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 09. And I love You So On 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12.America The Beautiful 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Morning Rain 15. What’d I Say 16. Johnny B Goode 17. Drum Solo 18. Bass Solo 19. Piano Solo 20. Electric Piano Solo 21. Love Letters 22. School Days 23. Hurt 24. It’s Now Or Never 25. Can’t Help Falling In Love
Update December 3, 2017


THE KING STRIKES BACK!

The Audionics label is proud to come up with a new, comprehensive 10CD project, dedicated to Elvis’ legendary Las Vegas Summer ’74 season. It is called „THE KING STRIKES BACK!“ and for the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box!
As you know, these recordings were released through the years by various bootleg labels and by the official collectors FTD label, too. Nevertheless, many of these original releases are hard to find nowadays, including several already deleted FTD CDs! For some of these recordings we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today's advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.
Each disc is placed in individually designed cardboard sleeve and there is a 16-page booklet, full of high quality August/September 1974 photos (including several rare ones) and reproductions of fan reviews, published in the hard-to-find Rex Martin “Elvis News Service Weekly” magazine, back in 1974. These reviews are special, because they were published shortly after the concerts and those memories are immediate and fresh.

This is the first-ever Audionics comprehensive box. It’s a special set which deserves a place in any serious Elvis collection!

Audionics is planning new CD releases in 2018, and additionally, this label will be releasing several special vinyl projects! So stay tuned!

Contents:

16.08.1974 rehearsal - approx 82 minutes
16.08.1974 rehearsal binaural - approx 58 minutes
19.08.1974 Opening show - approx 60 minutes
20.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 67 minutes
20.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 69 minutes
21.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 67 minutes
22.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 8 minutes
24.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 59 minutes
27.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 16 minutes
28.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 9 minutes
29.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 22 minutes
30.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 85 minutes
02.09.1974 Midnight closing show - approx 91 minutes

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CD1 - 16.08.1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:

01. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1- 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 03. Promised Land #1- 04. Promised Land #2 - 05. Down In The Alley #1 - 06. Down In The Alley #2 - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You #1 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. Softly As I Leave You #2 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. I'm Leavin' - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 14. Proud Mary - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3- 17. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4. 

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CD2 - 16.08.1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:

01. The Twelfth Of Never - 02. Faded Love - 03. Just Pretend.

Binaural rehearsal tracks:

04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1 (previously unreleased version) - 05. Promised Land -06. Down In The Alley - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Proud Mary 13. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 14. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 - 16. The Twelfth Of Never - 17. Faded Love - 18. Just Pretend.

Bonus:

19. The Twelfth Of Never (1995 original single version) - 20. The Twelfth Of Never (1994 version overdubbed by David Briggs).

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CD3 - 19.08.1974 Opening show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / Big Boss Man - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Down In The Alley - 04. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 05. Never Been To Spain - 06. It's Midnight - 07. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 08. I'm Leavin' - 09. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Introduction of Gunther Gebel-Williams - 16. Promised Land - 17. Introduction of Telly Savalas - 18. My Baby Left Me - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Fever - 21. Hound Dog - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete).

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CD4 - 20.08.1974 Dinner show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Proud Mary - 07. Trying To Get To You - 08. Big Boss Man (incomplete) - 09. Fever - 10. Promised Land - 11. Love Me Tender - 12. All Shook Up - 13. I'm Leavin' - 14. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 15. Hound Dog - 16. You Gave Me A Mountain - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 20. Why Me Lord - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (incomplete) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete) - 23. Let Me Be There - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
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CD5 - 20.08.1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Trying To Get To You - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (incomplete) - 17. Introduction of Freddy Cannon / Higher & Higher (one line) / Introducion of Jackie Wilson - 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Heartbreak Hotel - 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 23. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 24. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp.

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CD6 - 21.08.1974 & 22.08.1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):

21.08.1974 Midnight 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. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Dialogue / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (one line) - 11.  I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Take These Chains From My Heart (one line) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.

22.08.1974 Midnight show:

25. Suspicious Minds / The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau, excerpt)- 26. Help Me (with Sherrill Nielsen).

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CD7 - 24.08.1974 & 27.08.1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

24.08.1974 Midnight 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. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. The Wonder Of You - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Spanish Eyes (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. You Gave Me A Mountain - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
18. If You Talk In Your Sleep.

27.08.1974 Midnight show:

19. The Wonder Of You - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Monologue / We Shall Overcome (excerpt) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Monologue  - 24. It's Now Or Never.

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CD8 - 28.8.74 & 29.08.74 Dinner shows & first part of 30.08.1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):

28.08.1974 Dinner show:

01. Help Me - 02. My Boy - 03. How Great Thou Art.

29.08.1974 Dinner show:

04. Why Me Lord? - 05. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 06. How Great Thou Art - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 09. Early Morning Rain - 10. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).

30.08.1974 Midnight show:

12. Opening Vamp / C. C Rider - 13. I Got A Woman / Amen - 14. Love Me - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 16. It's Midnight - 17. Big Boss Man - 18. Fever - 19. All Shook Up - 20. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 21. Hound Dog - 22. An American Trilogy - 23. Introduction of Dean Nichopoulos - 24. Suspicious Minds.

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CD9 – second part of 30.08.1974 Midnight show & first part of 02.09.1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

30.08.1974 Midnight show:

01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 02. Monologue (about karate) - 03. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 04. Dialogue (about karate) - 05. Introduction of Kang Rhee - 06. Help Me - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. How Great Thour Art (with reprise) - 09. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).

02.09.1974 Closing show:

12. Microphone Dialogue - 13. I Got a Woman / Amen - 14. Dialogue (about karate) - 15. Until It's Time For You To Go - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 17. It's Midnight - 18. Big Boss Man    - 19. You Gave Me a Mountain.      

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CD10 – second part of 02.09.1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Dialogue (about Priscilla) - 02.Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)  - 03. Hound Dog - 04. An American Trilogy - 05. It's Now Or Never #1 - 06. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 07. Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 08. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 09. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 10. Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) - 11. I Couldn't Live Without You (Voice) - 12. Bringing It Back (Voice) - 13. Aubrey (with Voice) - 14. Introduction of Vikki Carr, Bill Cosby - 15. It's Now Or Never #2 - 16. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Monologue (about drug rumours) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Dialogue (about jewelry) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.


Update November 19, 2017

Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special

CMT is back with an incredible release, Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special.
Including 14 "spliced" tracks from the 1970 recordings
Including all tracks from the original album plus three bonustracks.
Fans of the series know what to expect, and this release is among their best yet! Some songs don't have complete outtakes and the STAR team managed to present an album with full versions only! Rare snippets and rehearsals were used and it works like magic!
Love Letters - Spliced take 3,1
When I'm Over You - Spliced master
If I Were You - Spliced take 2,3,55
I Got My Mojo Working - Spliced rehearsal
Heart of Rome - Spliced take 2,2,1
Only Believe - Spliced take 1,3, rehearsal
This is Our Dance - Spliced take 6,8,8,11
Cindy, Cindy - Spliced take 2,3
I'll Never Know - Spliced take 2,3
It Ain't No Big Thing - Spliced take 1,2,6
The Sound of Your Cry - Spliced take 1,3,6
Sylvia - Spliced take 4,3,9
Mary in the Morning - Spliced take 1,2,4,4,4
Life - Spliced take 1,2
Update November 15, 2017

Night & Day In Nashville

NIGHT & DAY IN NASHVILLE
‘Night & Day in Nashville’ is a sampler of material recorded by The King in Nashville from ‘56 to ‘66.
A total of 22 tracks, including 20 alternate recordings and original mixes (15 previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company). It’s a great new album, with (almost) only complete takes, and this time no studio banter or false starts (as they are available through other releases from the Elvis One label).
Enjoy these fantastic recordings over and over again...

Including a 16 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
1. I Got A Woman (Alternate Take) 2:25 2. I’m Counting On You (Take 13) 2:29 3. I Got Stung (Original Master) 1:49 4. Fame And Fortune (Spliced Take) 2:32 Splice of take 12 and take 7 5. Thrill Of Your Love (Original Master) 3:01 6. He Knows Just What I Need (Take 10) 2:14 7. There’s Always Me (Spliced Take) 2:17 Splice of take 3 and master 8. I’m Coming Home (Original Mix) 2:24 9. Kiss Me Quick (Take 7) 2:49 10. Anything That’s Part Of You (Take 3) 2:10 11. Good Luck Charm (Original Mix) 2:29 12. I Met Her Today (Spliced Take) 2:43 Splice of take 5, take 7 and take 6 13. Night Rider (Original Mix) 2:11 14. Something Blue (Take 6) 3:00 15. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (Take 6) 2:32 16. Just For Old Time Sake (Original Mix) 2:10 17. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Try-out) 0:58 18. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (Take 3) 2:57 19. Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 4) 1:54 20. Down In The Alley (Take 7) 2:00 21. Come What May (Take 1) 1:36 22. I’ll Remember You (Take 3) 4:06

THE ELVIS PRESLEY MOVIE ALBUM - VOLUME 3

Volume 3 contains 22 alternate tracks, all complete versions! Including outtakes, movie versions and unedited masters presented in the best possible sound. A great alternate movie experience! Ofcourse this album is a limited edition, just as volume 1 and 2...
01. Doin’ The Best I Can (take 12) 3:14 02. Shoppin’ Around (take 10) 2:18 03. Pocketful of Rainbows (take 14) 2:31 04. Flaming Star (take 5) 2:19 05. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 9) 1:34 06. No More (take 9) 2:22 07. Can’t Help Falling In Love (take 9) * 1:58 08. This Is Living (take 8) 1:47 09. Girls! Girls! Girls! (unedited master) * 2:39 10. Earth Boy (movie version - overdub) * 2:42 11. I’m Falling In Love Tonight (take 5) * 1:54 12. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (remake, take 15) 2:26 13. Hard Knocks (movie master) 1:42 14. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 9) * 2:10 15. Everybody Come Aboard (take 5) * 1:48 16. Sand Castles (KO take 3) * 2:57 17. This Is My Heaven (FOV, take 5) * 2:36 18. All That I Am (take 6) * 2:22 19. Old MacDonald (vocal only) * 1:57 20. Easy Come, Easy Go (unedited master) 2:21 21. She’s A Machine (take 14) * 1:35 22. Sing You Children (unedited master) 2:13
* Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.

Elvis Army Days Revisited Part one & two

ELVIS ARMY DAYS REVISITED | PART ONE & PART TWO
"Elvis Army Days Revisited | Part One & Part Two" contains all German A & B sides of Elvis singles released during his time in the Army, all known recordings of interviews and press conferences from March 1958 to March 1960, newsreels and more! Including some previously unreleased material. You can hear these historic recordings in the best possible sound all together for the first time ever on 2 cd's! Each cd comes with a 12 pages booklet...
***Single versions: including the original "You're A Heartbreaker" (faster and with more reverb)***
***Unedited version of Elvis 'Swearing In' to the US Army (1:24 instead of 0:28)***
***Unedited part of the Brooklyn press conference (Elvis' interruptions were edited for the 'Elvis Sails' EP)***
***Every known recording of interviews and press conferences in Germany - Plus 1 from Paris, France***  
PART ONE
THE GERMAN SINGLES
APRIL 1958 - FEBRUARY 1959
01. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2:17 02. Doncha Think It’s Time 1:59 03. Hard Headed Woman 1:57 04. Don’t Ask Me Why 2:08 05. Dixieland Rock 1:50 06. Lover Doll 2:16 07. King Creole 2:11 08. One Night 2:34 09. I Got Stung 1:51 10. Young And Beautiful 2:05

THE ARMY DAYS | ELVIS WORD FOR WORD
MARCH 1958 - JUNE 1959
11. Newsreel ‘GI Elvis Presley Loses Sideburns For “New Role”’ 0:45 12. Newsreel ‘Elvis Enters The Army’ 0:31 13. ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (03-24-58) 1:24         Memphis Draft Board, Memphis, Tennessee 14. Interview by Jim Kell (03-24-58) 0:42         Fort Chaffee Barracks, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas 15. Newsreel ‘Elvis Off To Germany’ 1:13 16. Press Conference excerpt #1 (09-22-58) 13:35         Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 17. Press Conference excerpt #2 (09-22-58) 5:26         Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 18. Press Conference excerpt #3 (09-22-58) 6:27         Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 19. Interview by Pat Hernon (09-22-58) 2:15         Library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York 20. Ankunft in Bremerhaven (10-01-58) 2:58         Bremerhaven, Germany 21. Press Conference excerpt #1 (10-02-58) 1:07         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 22. Press Conference excerpt #2 (10-02-58) 0:37         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 23. Interview by Dick Clark (01-30-59) 4:27        ‘Telephone Call’ from USA to Friedberg, Germany 24. Interview by Hannelore Krab (06-15-59) 3:49         Bayrischer Hof Hotel, Munich, Germany 25. Interview by Mario Delagarde (06-17-59) 2:03          Prince De Galles Hotel, Avenue de George V, Paris, France 26. Promo for KPOY Radio in Hawaii (06-59) 0:52 27. Interview by Tom Moffatt (06-59) 5:41           Telephone Call from Hawaii ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ to Germany
BONUS TRACKS
28. ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (03-24-58) 0:28         Edited - As released on the album ‘This Is Elvis’ 29. Press Conference excerpt #3 (09-22-58) 2:21         Edited - As released on the ‘Elvis Sails’ EP

PART TWO
THE GERMAN SINGLES
MARCH 1959 - MARCH 1960
01. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I 2:38 02. I Need Your Love Tonight 2:05 03. That’s All Right 1:59 04. You’re A Heartbreaker 2:06 05. A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:14 06. My Wish Came True 2:37 07. White Christmas 2:26 08. Silent Night 2:25 09. Stuck On You 2:19 10. Fame And Fortune 2:30

THE ARMY DAYS | ELVIS WORD FOR WORD
JUNE 1959 - MARCH 1960
01. Interview by Don Owens (06/07-59) 2:55         Telephone Call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany 01. Interview by Dick Clark (08-59) 3:34         Telephone Call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany 01. Interview by Wink Martindale (09-58) 3:55           Dance Party KHJ TV Telephone Call to Friedberg, Germany 01. Interview by German Interviewer (59) 3:42         library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York 01. Interview by Dick Clark (01-08-60) 3:35         Telephone Call from USA to Friedberg, Germany 01. Newsreel ‘Elvis Quits U.S. Army’ | Press       Conference excerpt (03-03-60) 1:21         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Newsreel ‘US53310761’ | Press Conference        excerpt (03-01-60) 2:04         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Press Conference excerpt #2 (03-01-60) 0:52         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Inteview (Interviewer unknown) (03-01-60) 1:46         Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Interview by Johnny Paris (03-01-60) 10:55         ‘AFN Interview’ Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Press Conference excerpt (03-03-60) 6:55         Fort Dix, New Jersey 01. Press Conference excerpts (03-03-60) 0:53         Fort Dix, New Jersey 01. Press Conference (03-07-60) 12:39         Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Update November 11, 2017


3 new CD releases from Straight Arrow out soon!

Stormy Weather Ahead

Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' August/ September '74 season. This recording was taken directly from a recently found new source, a 1st generation copy of an original audience-recorded mastertape, never before in circulation! This fascinating, previously unreleased concert was never before available in such excellent sound quality!

The penultimate show in Elvis' August/September '74 season was a memorable occasion, especially for British and European fans in attendance. Certain issues in Elvis' personal life influenced what took place on stage at that Labor Day performance.

The set list included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and "If You Talk In Your Sleep", the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres: the sexy 'torch' styling of "Fever"; the sing-a-long "The Wonder Of You"; the poignancy of "You Gave Me A Mountain"; and the feel-good "If You Love Me Let Me Know" and "Let Me Be There". Most of all, perhaps, Elvis touched first base musically with the stirring "How Great Thou Art".

In between songs, he related stories ranging from the amusing to serious topics - the circumstances surrounding his divorce and the overblown stories in the movie magazines. Along the way, Elvis' emotions ranged from undisguised anger (the drug stories) to tenderness - introducing Priscilla and their six-year old daughter Lisa Marie. Usually a private person, it was the presence of his ex-wife that prompted Elvis to speak about his divorce, while making it clear that he and Priscilla were still close.

The liner notes are written by an English fan, who was there. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1974. It’s a new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!

Tracklist:
CD1

01. Orchestra intro (taken from different source/same show) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. It's Midnight – 08. Big Boss Man - 09. Fever - 10. The Wonder Of You - 11. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) -12. Hound Dog (with reprise) - 13. You Gave Me A Mountain - 14. It's Now Or Never.

CD2
01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 02. Introduction of Steve Allen, Charlton Heston, John O’Grady - 03. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 04. Introduction of Ed Parker - 05. Why Me Lord – 06. How Great Thou Art - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 09. Can't Help Falling In Love - 10. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Bonus (taken from same show/different recording by “Phoenix”):
11. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. Hawaiian Wedding Song.

Breakdown In Baltimore
40 Years After Vol. 3

The second STRAIGHT ARROW release is called “BREAKDOWN IN BALTIMORE”. It is a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' May '77 tour. This recording was taken directly from a recently found original audience recorded mastertape, taped by Elvis fan Linda from Washington.

The Baltimore, May 29th, 1977 show was first released in 1994, on the poor sounding, incomplete CD ”SEND ME THE LIGHT… I NEED IT BAD!” In 2011, it was released again in better sound on the 2CD-set ”BALTIMORE NIGHTFALL”. Now STRAIGHT ARROW is coming with the ultimate release of this historic night. This concert was never before available in such good sound quality!

When The King made his last visit to Baltimore 40 years ago, no one knew he would be dead less than three months later. But many suspected that something was wrong.

The Elvis Presley who took to the stage at the Civic Center on May 29, 1977, was not the Elvis most of his fans knew. Presley was no longer the sexy, virile, electric presence that revolutionized both the recording industry and live performing in his heyday. Still, his voice and charisma were present.

As usual, Elvis opened the show with “See See Rider,” kicking off a set that included many of the classics, including “That’s All Right”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” a rare attempt at “The Wonder of You” and “It’s Now or Never.” It was reported that Elvis left the stage for 30 minutes, actually it was barely 20 minutes and after his return, Elvis performed knock-out versions of “Help Me”, “Hurt” and THE SONG of the evening: a fantastic version of “Unchained Melody”.

The liner notes are taken from recent article, published on Aug. 10th, 2017 in the Baltimore Sun. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Baltimore. Another essential SA release, providing a fresh insight into what must have been a difficult night for Elvis. Despite obvious health issues, Elvis does his best to ‘deliver the goods’ to the fans, and especially the final part of the concert is both moving and heart-warming… He must have felt terrible, but still he pulled out all the stops to be Elvis Presley for his audience. A must, and a unique insight into the man’s will-power and love for his fans.

Tracklist:
CD1
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. That’s All Right - 05. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 06. Blue Christmas - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Love Me - 09. Jailhouse Rock - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Elvis leaves the stage - 14. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - 15. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland).

CD2
01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (by Charlie Hodge) - 02. Early Mornin' Rain (sung by John Wilkinson) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton, instrumental) - 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton, instrumental) - 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 06. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 08. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 09. School Day / Elvis returns - 10. Hurt - 11. Hound Dog - 12. Help Me - 13. Unchained Melody - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. The Wonder Of You (part only) - 16. One Night - 17. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Rockin' And Lovin' In Las Vegas

Finally, the third and last 2017 Straight Arrow release is a single CD with the previously unreleased August 17, 1972 Las Vegas Dinner show. It was taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette, made back in the 70s by English super-fan and collector Rex Martin. Once again the sound quality is great! Rex taped many shows and usually, his recordings were of very good sound quality. He also filmed portions of shows with 8mm camera. From his memories: “17th August Dinner and Midnight shows - I went in with a couple of UK friends. After also tipping the waiter $30 more, we got seated right down on the front tables next to the stage. I taped the shows from August 17th to the 22nd and even filmed parts of the concerts.”

The August 17th Dinner show was another great performance by Elvis. Elvis performs a solid and very entertaining shows. His vocals are outstanding. The liner notes are taken from recent Rex Martin August 1972 personal notes. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 3-panel digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1972. If you liked Straight Arrows previous 1972 releases - then brace yourself, because this is another keeper!

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B Goode - 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental Intermezzo - 09. What Now My Love - 10. Fever - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. One Night - 14. All Shook Up - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. Little Sister / Get Back - 17. Hound Dog - 18. I’ll Remember You - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 21. My Way - 22. A Big Hunk O’ Love - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp. All 3 releases are expected very soon. So Johnny, ask your local dealer for audio samples! Straight Arrow is planning several new CDs for 2018, including some completely new, previously unknown shows taken from original tapes. These were never in circulation and they are great! So stay tuned!
Update November 6, 2017


Still A Legend

The MxF label will release soon its second special product dedicated to 1976, called “Still A Legend '' featuring both the unreleased shows performed from Elvis in Bloomington IN University of Indiana May 27, 1976, and in Providence RI Civic Center June 26, 1976, ES.

The new product respects the previous one present Elvis moving toward the third and fourth tour of the year. Carrying the weight of his problems but still unbelievable concentrate in his music as a final product to delivery to his fans... through the tape, and maybe thanks to its limitation is possible to feel the incredible enthusiasm of the crowd ... For sure Elvis is still a legend.

In the Bloomington show, Although Elvis was not looking good and In spite, the lack of renewal, in the repertoire are still included some strong numbers to make the concerts of a very good quality. Surprisingly in some of the more demanding artistically songs, Elvis builds his show, He is still able to delivery in the right way, songs like You Gave a Mountain, America the Beautiful, Burning Love, Polk Salad Annie and last single Hurt. Without a doubt, this is the focus of the show and the audience appreciated that, making the concert atmosphere still incredible experience….

Moving to Providence we are instead in the middle of the fourth 1976 tour , the show is shorter respect to the previous one ( Elvis performed even an afternoon show on the same day), also the repertoire is very basic, some of the rockers like Burning Love and Polk Salad Annie have been dropped..but the show remains surprisingly well performed in all the songs…and the participation of the public is incredible..Elvis is still a legend!!

The sound is very good for an ambient recordings, 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 tapes 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 tapes with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of a Elvis’ concert in the seventy.

This is the fourth special Product for this label, this new double set will be housed in a deluxe FOUR PANELS LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of booklet with focus and details on the TOUR shows, including a collection of live photographs, newspapers clips plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size + an high glossy quality paper art card ( 25x13 cm).

In matter to have a special collector item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeves VARIATION. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES Like the previous special products, will be presented a 100 copies deluxe edition with EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!
CD 1 time about 73.00 min

Tracklist:
As recorded live in Bloomington IN. University of Indiana May 27, 1976
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 09. Steamroller Blues 10. And I love You So 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Morning Rain 15. What’d I Say 16. Drum Solo 17. Bass Solo 18. Piano Solo 19. Electric Piano Solo 20. Love Letters 21. School Days 22. Hurt 23. Burning Love 24.Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Little Darlin’ 26. It’s Now Or Never 27.Hound Dog (cut ,fade out ) 28. Can’t Help Falling In Love (missing)

CD 2 Time about 60.00
As recorded live in Providence RI. Civic Center June 26, 1976 ES
Tracklist
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me 06. You Gave A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 09. And I love You So On 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12.America The Beautiful 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Morning Rain 15. What’d I Say 16. Johnny B Goode 17. Drum Solo 18. Bass Solo 19. Piano Solo 20. Electric Piano Solo 21. Love Letters 22. School Days 23. Hurt 24. It’s Now Or Never 25. Can’t Help Falling In Love
Update November 5, 2017


Please, Stay In Your Seats

Coming out soon from Ragdoll is their new release ''Please, Stay In Your Seats'' recorded live at the spectrum in Philadelphia, PA on may 28 1977. Taken straight from the 1st generation audience recorded master tape, this show features a fine show, with Elvis in good spirits, doing fine versions of ''Polk Salad Annie'' ''My Way'' ''Little Sister'' among others, a very young Bruce Springsteen was in the audience this night, and he noted ''I remember enjoying the show tremendously'' while also acknowledging ''It was not a good night'', we feel it's up to you to judge what you think of this show. Ask your dealer for samples!

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. My Way 06. Jailhouse Rock 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. O Sole Mio - It's Now Or Never (Incomplete, Edited with 2nd Source) 09. Little Sister (With Break) 10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 11. And I Love You So 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Introductions 14. Early Morning Rain 15. What'd I Say 16. Johnny B. Goode 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Jerry Scheff Solo (Battle Of New Orleans) 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 20. Electric Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) 21. School Days 22. Hurt 23. Walk That Lonesome Road (JD Sumner 24. Hound Dog 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements
November 3, 2017


Standing In The Rain

Ampex is proud to present their latest release ''Standing In The Rain'' as recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on June 24 1973 at 3 P.M
On this day, Elvis is performing his last show in a series of four sold-out concerts at this venue, much like he did just over a year earlier 32 miles away in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. 
The audience was primed beyond measure as Elvis had not performed in the New York-tri state area since the previous year.
The setlists at these shows were similar to the recently aired ''Aloha From Hawaii'' TV Special, with several variations, most notably a classic rock 'n roll medley, How Great Thou Art, and I'm Leavin'. 
This show was previously released on the MxF title ''Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day'' from a much inferior and different tape. 
We at Ampex found a brand new source, the sound of this recording replicates exactly what the fans in the audience heard that night.
It was recorded on high quality BASF tape,and has tremendous dynamic range considering the limitations of amateur equipment in those days.

It captures the sound of Elvis's show that evening in clear and brilliant sound... and we advise you to play this loud and proud, and you will feel like you are right there in attendance.
This release is mastered directly from the original first generation audience recorded cassette,which has been carefully preserved in its vintage hard plastic case for 40 years. The CD will also feature a 16 page booklet, including rare photos of Elvis in Uniondale, and liner notes! Ask your dealer for samples!

01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman / Amen
03. Love Me Tender
04. Steamroller Blues
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Love Me
07. Blue Suede Shoes
08. Medley (Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On/Flip Flop & Fly/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On)
09. I'm Leavin'
10. How Great Thou Art (With Reprise)
11. Hound Dog
12. Fever
13. What Now My Love
14. Suspicious Minds
15. Introductions
16. I'll Remember You
17. I Can't Stop Loving You
18. An American Trilogy
19. A Big Hunk O' Love
20. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Update October 22, 2017


4 New CD releases

PAST MASTERS - VOLUME 2

Past Masters - Volume 2 is a collection of 25 tracks from Elvis’ catalogue. The majority of these tracks were not available on his original albums.
Past Masters consists of A- and B-sides from Elvis’ singles and Extended Play’s (EP’s), very hard to find Long Play (LP) album versions and some previously unreleased versions in great binaural sound. The main part of the single and Extended Play (EP) versions appeared in a different form or sound on his Long Play albums.
Also included are the full contents of the original ‘TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley’ record (released in September 1956) and the original USA ‘The Truth About Me’ promotional cardboard disc (original US edit as released in November 1956). Again a great collection of rarities! Just like the first volume of "Past Masters".

01. Wild In The Country (Elvis For Everyone RCA UK stereo album version) 1:52 02. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Sun 78rpm version A-side) * 2:13 03. Mama (binaural album master) * 2:17 04. I Want To Be Free (binaural record version) 2:14 05. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine (Sun 78rpm version B-side) * 2:28 06. Old Shep (take 5, released on some original pressings of Elvis 2nd album) 3:54 07. I Got Lucky (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 1:55 08. A Whistling Tune (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 2:46 09. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Sun 78rpm version, B-side) * 2:27 10. A Big Hunk O’ Love (RCA single version A-side) 2:15 11. Little Sister (Return Of The Rocker RCA album version) 2:30 12. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Sun 78rpm version, B-side) * 2:37 13. I Want To Be Free (Jailhouse Rock RCA EP master B-side) ** 2:14 14. Treat Me Nice (binaural MGM composite movie version) 2:02 15. King Of The Whole Wide World (Kid Galahad RCA EP version A-side) 2:09 16. Home Is Where The Heart Is (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 1:51 17. That’s All Right (RCA single version A-side) 1:59 18. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (RCA single version B-side) 2:05 19. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (binaural master) * 1:29 20. That’s Someone You Never Forget (RCA mono single master A-side) ** 2:48 21. Baby Let’s Play House (live version, USA RCA single A-side) 2:44 22. Hound Dog (live, USA RCA single version B-side) 3:54 23. The Truth About Me (The Truth About Me USA cardboard disc) ** 2:11 24. Jay Thompson Interview (A Legendary Performer Volume 2) ** 3:21 25. Band 1: “Pelvis” Nickname - Band 2: Adult’s Reaction - Band 3: First Public Appearance Band 4: How “Rockin’ Motion” Started (TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley) ** 2:33

* Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.
** Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company on cd.


CHRISTMAS

The 2017 Christmas release from the Elvis One label with original mono masters, alternate versions, informal recordings and more! A new way to enjoy these fabulous historic recordings... And a special limited edition release!
1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 2. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 3. White Christmas (With studio chat) As first released on the 1985 re-release of “Elvis’ Christmas Album” 4. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 5. Blue Christmas 6. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Alternate echo version) 7. Jingle Bells (Informal session) By the “Million Dollar Quartet”, December 4 1956 8. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 9. Peace In The Valley (Alternate version) Splice of takes 5,6,8 & 9 10. It Is No Secret (Alternate take 12) Binaural stereo version 11. Introduction / Blue Christmas (2017 remake) Overdubbed 12. Christmas Message from Elvis / Silent Night | As first released on the 1982 album “Memories of Christmas” 13. Christmas (homerecording) Private recording from December 1958 14. Christmas Present For Elvis / Elvis Presley Show Souvenir Announcement 15. I Believe
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 15 are the original mono masters.

ANTHOLOGY | PART TWO

Elvis One proudly presents ANTHOLOGY | PART TWO. This new volume includes 40 tracks, 18 previously unreleased and even 25 previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company - plus some previously unreleased on cd! Including previously unreleased interviews, rare radio spots from movies like 'Harum Scarum' and 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style' (None of these were previously available on cd), alternate takes, live recordings, rehearsal excerpts and much more! “The Beatles’ Anthology”, Elvis style! “Anthology” from Elvis Presley - the greatest selling recording artist of all time!

THE 50’S
1. Tomorrow Night (Sun master as original released in 1985) 2:59 2. Radio spot Announcement (02-23-55) 1:11 ** 3. Maybellene (live recording, 08-20-55) 2:29 4. Rip It Up (alternate take 17) 2:05 5. Loving You - Road Medley (composite) 1:58 * 6. Don’t Leave Me Now (master with count-in) 2:06 ** 7. Interview at Union Station, Portland (09-02-57) 1:42 * 8. My Wish Came True (master with count-in) 2:41 9. Friedberg, Germany Interview Excerpt (10-01-58) 0:37 *

THE 60’S
10. Stuck On You (mono single master) 2:19 11. ‘Train Journey’ Interview (04-19-60) 1:17 * 12. Frankfort Special (movie version) 2:30 13. Britches (binaural composite master) 1:42 * 14. Can’t Help Falling In Love (mono single master) 3:01 15. Little Sister (take 10 & 11) 2:03 * 16. Good Luck Charm (mono single master) 2:26 17. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (mono single master) 1:57 18. Today, Tomorrow And Forever (movie vocal overdub) 1:20 ** 19. Night Rider (mono single master) 2:07 20. Do The Clam (original length master) 2:44 * 21. Girl Happy (composite master) 2:20 * 22. Harum Scarum Radio Spot #1 1:02 * 23. Wisdom Of The Ages (take 4) 1:57 ** 24. Harum Scarum Radio Spot #2 0:32 * 25. Paradise, Hawaiian Style Radio Spot #1 0:54 * 26. A Dog’s Life (take 1) 2:09 ** 27. Paradise, Hawaiian Style Radio Spot #2 0:27 * 28. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (mono single master) 2:11 29. Down In The Alley (screaming girls version) 3:09 ** 30. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 1) 1:56 **

THE 70’S
31. That’s The Way It Is Radio Spot #2 0:11 * 32. That’s The Way It Is Radio Spot #3 0:54 * 33. Fooling Around with Intro of “Memories” 0:43 * 34. Rehearsing I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 0:41 * 35. El Paso (rehearsal) 0:58 36. Radio report about Elvis’ opening night in Las Vegas, December 1975 3:36 * 37. Until Then (live recording) 1:06 * 38. Surrender (remixed version) 1:52
BONUS TRACKS
39. Interview at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California (06-08-56) 6:53 *
*Previously unreleased | **Previously unreleased by Elvis' record company

A release from FEFO - FOR ELVIS FANS ONLY
SUPPOSE - THE HOME RECORDINGS - VOL.2:
A companion album to ELVIS - THE HOME RECORDINGS (released by RCA/BMG in 1999). This second album contains 22 tracks; all home recordings. Most of them were recorded at various locations in Los Angeles and Germany. Some were recorded in Memphis and a few in other places. Of these 22 tracks, 12 are officially previously unreleased and 2 tracks are very hard to find. For example: the stereo version of '500 Miles'. The version of 'Suppose' on this album was only available on the "Celluloid Rock" boxset from 1998. A great new compilation album with more of the best Elvis' homerecordings, with new edits and were possible, improved sound! A great addition to the '99 RCA/BMG album, in the same style, but now with recordings from the 50's, 60's and 70's... Even if you have all the bootlegs you'll certainly enjoy this great new compilation, and if you don't have all the bootlegs, you'll also find enough new material to enjoy! This collection shares a privilege enjoyed by few: at home with Elvis!

1 Let Me Be The One 2 See See Rider 3 That’s All Right 4 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry 5 Spanish Eyes 6 Teardrops 7 500 Miles 8 If I Loved You 9 Suppose 10 She Wears My Ring 11 You’ll Never Walk Alone 12 The Lords Prayer 13 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder 14 Sweet Leilani 15 Blowin’ In The Wind 16 Apron Strings 17 The Fool 18 I Asked The Lord (unedited) 19 At The Hop / Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog 20 Send Me Some Lovin’ 21 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 22 Little Darlin’
Update october 16, 2017



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Out now - Rocks The Garden , SPECIAL DELUXE LP Double Set &CD

SR Special Product September 2017

Out now from SR label his second special combo LP&CD, featuring  the live soundboarding from Boston Garden, Boston MA , November 10, 1971 coupled from the unreleased live ambience recording from Houston November 12, 1971.

The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the November 1971 tour presents  Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical. “Elvis appears better than ever” delivering incredible shows with a  wider repertoire respect the previous tour , but overall the man is on the music. If Rock is attitude, the man got  it as never before. AFTER ONE YEAR PRISONER in the Vegas & Tahoe hotel the tiger is finally free. The performance is terrific full and sharp you can’t stop to watch the man in action.. The Boston concert is great, but without doubt the Houston concert is better, is the pick of the tour.. In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do it...no other words are necessary.
The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams sleeve that includes: 
- a double vinyl edition of the album with the remastered show from Boston November 10, 1971 
- a cd with an unreleased show from Houston November 12, 1971. 
- as Bonus content  a 60x30 high quality glossy paper 130 gram poster, plus the CD card  25x 12 cm and a large Sticker of  17x9 cm.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 200 grams!!!!, including the incredible Boston show with the best audio possible!!
A Soundboarding recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.

The cd, including we think the best show of the tour , Houston November 12, 1971,  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  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 delivery  the best audio possible for your listen pleasure.

SPECIAL LIMITED  SET INFO

First 50 copies of This set will come Hand Numbered including  two extra unreleased concert photos of  20x13 cm . In matter to have a special collector item, the remaining  300 copies will be presented with three different oversleeves VARIATION.  

Each copy will be individually sealed.

The   LP  200 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 350 COPIES

Please remember!! As usually SR DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!

We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release  will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

LPTracks:

SIDE A
01        Also Sprach Zarathustra                                          
02        That's All Right                                           
03        I Got A Woman / Amen                                          
04        Proud Mary                                      
05        You Don't Have To Say You Love Me                                           
06        You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'                                          

SIDE B
07        Polk Salad Annie                                         
08        Intermezzo
09        Love Me                                           
10        Heartbreak Hotel                                         
11        Blue Suede Shoes                                        
12        One Night                                        
13        Hound Dog                                      

SIDE C
14        How Great Thou Art (incomplete)                                      
15        Introductions (incomplete)                                      
16        I'm Leavin'                                       
17        Bridge Over Troubled Water                                     
18        I Can't Stop Loving You                                         
19        Love Me Tender                                          

SIDE D
20        Suspicious Minds                                         
21        Elvis Talks     
22        Funny How Time Slips Away                                             
23        Can't Help Falling In Love                                      
24        Closing Vamp / Announcement

Total Time 57.00 min

COMPANION CD Tracks:

Bonus Cd Included. Unreleased Ambient Recording
Houston , November 12, 1971

01. 2001 Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. I Got  A Woman
04. Amen
05. Proud Mary
06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
07. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling
08. Polk Salad Annie
09. Young and Beautiful
10. Love Me
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Blue Suede Shoes
13. One Night
14. It’s Now or Never
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
16. Hound Dog
17. How Great Thou Art
18. Band Intro
19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
20. I can’t Stop Loving You
21. Love Me Tender
22. Hawaii Wedding Song
23. Bridge Over troubled Water
24. Release me
25. The Impossible Dream
26. Suspicious Minds ( incomplete )
27. Funny How The Time Slip Away ( incomplete)
28. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
29. Can’t Help Falling In Love ( incomplete
 Approximate  time: 67 min
Update September 30, 2017


Tahoe '73

Coming out soon from the Ragdoll label is an unreleased audience recorded show from Lake Tahoe titled "Tahoe '73". This show is the midnight show, May 9th, 1973.
This one is a good solid show, here below the tracklisting:
Lake Tahoe May 9, 1973 Midnight show
01. Opening Riff / C. C. Rider 02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen 03. Love Me Tender (with false start) 04. You Dont Have To Say You Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Heartbreak Hotel 10. medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Flip Flop And Fly / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 11. I'm Leavin 12. Hound Dog 13. What Now My Love 14. Suspicious Minds (with edit, perhaps due to turning of cassette in recorder) 15. Band Introductions 16. I'll Remember You 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 19. A Big Hunk O'Love 20. Can't Help Falling In Love 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Update September 11, 2017

A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another exciting new release.
Our next CD is titled "A Sensational Opening Night" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-13)
Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 4th, 1972, Opening show, this CD is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 4" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.

The Las Vegas, August 4th, 1972 Opening Night was first released in 2003 on the CDs „No Fooling Around“ and „Another Opening Night“. Those CDs were taken from a different, incomplete source tape. Our new recording is great sounding and, for the first time, 100% complete.

Elvis started his 7th season in Las Vegas with a fairly dynamic opening night. It was reported that Elvis was suffering from a headache, and he kept the opening show short with minimal in-between songs talk. He did not perform his usual showstopper „Suspicious Minds“, but he was on stage for 50 minutes, singing his heart out with a passion and energy not seen since August 1970. Compared to the previous Vegas season and the following tour in April, Elvis was in great physical shape, tanned, slim and full of energy. He was in a much better mental shape too, because his new girlfriend, model Linda Thompson accompanied him for the whole first week of this engagement. This concert is a good example of Elvis at his best, mixing rock’n’roll with ballads and blues, singing old and new songs, and looking great.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of original audience recorded cassette tape. You may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972, including REAL Aug. 4th, Opening night photos!
If you have enjoyed our other August 1972 releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "Everybody Let’s Rock", then you are sure to enjoy our latest release.
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and we hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!
Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. A Big Hunk Of Love - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Love Me Tender - 07. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: 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 (premier version) - 17. Band Introductions - 18. My Babe (performed for the last time) - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Introduction of Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

A Song For Sheila

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another exciting new release.
Our next CD is titled "A Song For Sheila" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-14)

Elvis Presley opened his 11th Las Vegas season on August 19th, and he performed a total of 27 shows, closing on September 2nd. Once again, Elvis revisited his live repertoire based on previous seasons and he included several tracks from the December ’73 recording sessions, and he also added songs like "Softly As I Leave You” and „If You Love Me (Let Me Know)“. Elvis' new love, the beautiful Sheila Ryan was present and Elvis sang the rarely performed „Early Morning Rain“ for her. He sings the complete song.

The Las Vegas, August 29th, 1974 Dinner show is previously unreleased except for 7 songs released from a soundboard source by the FTD label („It’s Midnight“ CD). This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in August 1974.
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it.
Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Elvis talks, introduction of red West and Sonny West - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let me Know) - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Big Boss Man - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. All Shook Up - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Softly As I leave You (with reprise) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Band Introductions / monologue - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Elvis talks about karate - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Sheila Ryan - 24. Early Morning Rain - 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 26. Elvis talks, introduction of Bill Cosby - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp
Update September 11, 2017


Spliced takes: "Still in Memphis"

Fans know what to expect with this series, some highlights are mentioned here, but in fact the whole cd is one big highlight! This one won't leave your player before Christmas! (promise!)
WAY DOWN - Starts of with the band fooling around, Elvis joins the fun and it runs straight into the song!
WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK - Over six (!!) splices make a very different version, with extra verses and piano solo.
I'M MOVIN' ON - This splice includes ALL verses done by Elvis , and runs longer then other versions. Same goes for HEY JUDE, which also sound very fresh.
SHE THINKS I STILL CARE - One of THE highlights probably, Here Elvis start of with the slower version, James takes over and off they go into the faster version, this works very good, and maybe should have been released like this!
GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S LOST HIS MIND - The title was renamed for fun, and that's what we are getting here, a nice complete take with lots of fooling around.
SUSPICIOUS MINDS - What's a "Memphis" release without this classic, because some rare parts are used, this one again sound very different to previous releases outtakes.
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM - Just listen to the "harmony" ending, very nice to hear two different sounding Elvis voices.
Full tracklisting:

Way Down - Alternate Master For the Heart - Spliced take 1,4 Wearin'That Loved On Look - Spliced Take 12,13,14,15,13,9 I'm Movin'On - Alternate Master If You Don't Come Back - Spliced take 8,6,3 For Ole Time Sake - Spliced take 5,6,7,4 I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Spliced take 8,10,8,11,14 Hey Jude - Spliced take 5,1,7,7 Promised Land - Alternate master There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 6,7,1 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Spliced take 3,5,6 She Thinks I Still Care - Spliced take 7,15 Help Me - Spliced take Fs/Undubbed Master Girl of Mine - Spliced take 3,6,9 In the Ghetto - Spliced take 2,3 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - Spliced take 1,2 Good Time Charlie's Lost His Mind Never Again - Spliced take 1,9 The Last Farewell - Spliced take 1,5 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Spliced take 1,2,4 She Wears My Ring - Spliced Take 7,4,8,8,8 Inherit the Wind - Alternate Master Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 2,1,4,6 Do You Know Who I Am - Alternate Master
Update September 6, 2017


Private Presley CD & LP

A special release made for the Elvis Presley Festival in Bad Nauheim is a beautiful CD and LP Private Presley. The tracklisting features tracks released during his army period and home recordings and some post army tracks.
Update August 24, 2017

The Alternate Moody Blue

To mark the 40th anniversary of the album release of "Moody Blue" HEPCAT RECORDS releases:
THE ALTERNATE MOODY BLUE
10 INCH VINYL / 45 RPM / CD

The ultimate editon of Elvis' legendary last album is now available.

This deluxe 10 inch boxset contains a 10 inch vinyl record + a 45 RPM EP & a fully packed cd.
This is a very limited release so get it while you can.
TRACKLISTING:
10 INCH:
SIDE 1
01. HE’LL HAVE TO GO Undubbed Master (Vocal Overdub) 02. WAY DOWN Unedited, Undubbed Master (take 2c) 03. PLEDGING MY LOVE Unedited, Undubbed Master (take 6)

SIDE 2
01. MOODY BLUE Take 4 02. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE Take 14 03. IT’S EASY FOR YOU Take 1 04. LITTLE DARLIN’ Undubbed Master (Live 04-24-77)

45RPM EP
side A
LET ME BE THERE
side B
IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW (undubbed master) UNCHAINED MELODY (undubbed master)

CD:
01. UNCHAINED MELODY Undubbed Master (Live 04-24-1977) 02. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Undubbed Master (Live 04-26-1977) 03. LITTLE DARLIN’ Undubbed Master (Live 04-24-1977) 04. HE’LL HAVE TO GO Undubbed Master (Vocal Overdub) 05. LET ME BE THERE Live 03-18-1974 06. WAY DOWN Unedited Undubbed Master (Take 2c) 07. PLEDGING MY LOVE Unedited Undubbed Master (Take 6) 08. MOODY BLUE Strings Overdubbed Master (Take 10) 09. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE Take 14 10. IT’S EASY FOR YOU Undubbed Master (Take 2) 11. WAY DOWN Unedited Overdub LP Master, diff. mix 12. MOODY BLUE Take 3 13. PLEDGING MY LOVE Take 3 14. WAY DOWN Take 2 & 2a 15. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 02-16-1977 16. MOODY BLUE Live 02-20-1977 (first live attempt) 17. MOODY BLUE Live 02-21-1977 (last live attempt) 18. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Live 04-24-1977 19. LET ME BE THERE Live 03-16-1974 20. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 02-20-1977 21. LITTLE DARLIN’ Live 10-20-1976 22. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Live 06-24-1977 23. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 06-21-1977

Available in black and blue vinyl.
Update August 24, 2018


THE ALTERNATE MOODY BLUE 2 LP

To mark the 40th anniversary of the album release of "Moody Blue" HEPCAT RECORDS releases:
THE ALTERNATE MOODY BLUE 2 LP
2 lp's fully packed with the best available material from this legendary album.
Available in BLACK and BLUE vinyl.
tracklisting:
SIDE 1
01. UNCHAINED MELODY Undubbed Master (Live 04-24-1977) 02. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Undubbed Master (Live 04-26-1977) 03. LITTLE DARLIN’ Undubbed Master (Live 04-24-1977) 04. HE’LL HAVE TO GO Undubbed Master (Vocal Overdub) 05. LET ME BE THERE Live 03-18-1974 06. WAY DOWN Unedited Undubbed Master (Take 2c)

SIDE 2
01. PLEDGING MY LOVE Unedited Undubbed Master (Take 6) 02. MOODY BLUE Strings Overdubbed Master (Take 10) 03. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE Take 14 04. IT’S EASY FOR YOU Undubbed Master (Take 2) 05. WAY DOWN Unedited Overdubbed LP Master, diff. mix

SIDE 3
01. MOODY BLUE Take 3 02. PLEDGING MY LOVE Take 3 03. WAY DOWN Take 2 & 2a 04. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 02-16-1977 05. MOODY BLUE Live 02-20-1977 (first live attempt) 06. MOODY BLUE Live 02-21-1977 (last live attempt)

SIDE 4
01. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Live 04-24-1977 02. LET ME BE THERE Live 03-16-1974 03. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 02-20-1977 04. LITTLE DARLIN’ Live 10-20-1976 05. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW) Live 06-24-1977 06. UNCHAINED MELODY Live 06-21-1977
Update August 24, 2017


ROCKIN' WITH WANDA & ELVIS : 10 INCH vinyl edition

ROCKIN' WITH WANDA & ELVIS : 10 INCH vinyl edition
available in black or red vinyl
THE JACKSON SIDE:
SIDE 1:
let's have a party money honey my baby left me hard headed woman long tall sally tweedlee dee

THE PRESLEY SIDE:
SIDE 2:
party - alternate master money honey my baby left me hard headed woman (on the spot mono mix) long tall sally (february 23 1970) tweedlee dee (april 30 1955) bonus track: long tall sally (may 6 1956)
Update August 24, 2017


Texas Tornado (4 CD set)

Coming out soon is a 4 CD set with 4 shows from Texas. This will be in a very limited editon of only 400 copies.
CD 1) June 15, 1974, Forth Worth, Texas
CD 2) June 2, 1976, El Paso, Texas
CD 3) June 3, 1976, Forth Worth, Texas
CD 4) July 3, 1976, Forth Worth, Texas
Update July 19, 2017

Greensboro '77

Coming out soon is an unreleased audience recording from Greensboro, April 21, 1977 on the Ragdoll label. This show is one of his better shows from 1977. It is coming with an eight page booket with rare photos from the actual concert.
Tracklisting:
Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman / Love Me / If You Love me Let Me Know / You Gave Me A Mountain / Jailhouse Rock / O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never / Little Sister / Teddy bear - Don't Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Fever / My Way / Introductions / Early Mornin' Rain / What'D I Say / Johnny B Goode / Introductions (Incomplete) / Hurt (With Reprise) / Hound Dog / Funny How Time Slips Away / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin' / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Update July 16, 2017

Everybody Let's Rock - From Japan With Love Vol. 3

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another exciting new release.
Our next CD is titled "Everybody Let's Rock" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-11)
Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 5th, 1972, D/S and M/S, this 2CD-set is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 3" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Dinner show was first released in 2008 on the CD "Directly From The 1972 Elvis Summer Festival". This earlier CD was taken from different, inferior source tape. Our new recording is of much better sound quality. The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased.

There is no need to discuss the fact that ALL shows from August/September 1972 are excellent! Natural highlights are especially ballads like "What Now My Love", ''An American Trilogy", "My Way" or "For The Good Times" and rock’n’rolls like „A Big Hunk O’Love” or "Johnny B. Goode" One song from Midnight show stands out: a cool, one-off of "Jailhouse Rock"! Needless to say that this is a rarity for 1972, and what a great version it is too - it easily beats all other 70's versions.

Both concerts are taken from a recently found first generation copies of original audience recorded cassette tapes. They were never before available in listenable sound, until now! You may ask your supplier for samples.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972.
If you enjoyed some of our other releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "The Make The World Go Away", then you sure to enjoy our latest release.
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!
Tracklist:

CD1:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. A Big Hunk O'Love - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. My Way - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Band Introductions - 18. Introduction of actor and comedian Dick Shawn - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

CD2:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one liner) / Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Jailhouse Rock - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. A Big Hunk O'Love (with false start) - 17. For The Good Times - 18. My Way - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Band Introductions - 21. Johnny B. Goode - 22. Band Introductions continues - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
Update July 3, 2017


Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another fine release.
Our new CD is titled "Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-12) recorded live from the audience in Kalamazoo, MI, April 26th, 1977.
Among the concert highlights are ”Big Boss Man“, „Heartbreak Hotel“, ”And I Love You So”, ”My Way” and “Early Morning Rain”.
This is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. Portions of the Kalamazoo concert were released from a soundboard tape previously, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before. You may ask your supplier for samples.

The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak filled with a concert review from the local press and a collection of images taken on April 26th, 1977 in Kalamazoo, MI.
If you have enjoyed our May 1977 release called "Road To Nowhere" then you will surely enjoy our latest release, too.
Tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale (part only) - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen / It's Now Or Never - 10. Big Boss Man - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. And I Love You So (with false start) - 14. My Way - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) - 24. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 25. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements.
July 3, 2017


Spliced Takes - Nashville Revisited

Another "must have" release in this great series, this time even more edits/splices were done to make an exceptional album, where tracks sound so much different then what is out there, no fake overdubs , but some tracks have been overdubed, using snippets from the actual "recording sessions"
DEVIL IN DISGUISE for example does not fade out, but has a great new ending, including TWO guitar solos.
GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS has been overdubbed with a more fuller drumbeat on some parts, and has been extended.
LIKE A BABY "you do the intro" Elvis said during the session, but here, we have Elvis himself playing it, and on the end, the guitar has been included once more.
DIRTY, DIRTY FEELING sounds so much different since lots of parts from the session have been included, and it's Elvis who does the ending "Gone..." instead of Ray Walker.
STRANGER IN THE CROWD , no complete outtake of this song excists, here we get an extended "rehearsal" version, which sound wonderful
IT AIN'T NO BIG THING again our man does the intro, and a very different version is made.
I'LL NEVER KNOW here outtakes are combined with the master overdubs.
We could go on, but you know what to do... PRE ORDER this baby now, and enjoy it yourself!!
On the first "Nashville" most tracks were from the sixties. Here we get a good portion of seventies selections, and well as a fifties track... all recorded in Nashville....
Full tracklisting:

Devil in Disguise - Alternate Master
Please Don't Drag That String Around - Spliced take 3,4,5,5  
Gold in the Mountains - Spliced overdubbed master
Like A Baby - Alternate Master
Soldier Boy - Spliced take 2,7
Thrill of Your Love - Spliced take fs,2,1,3,1
I Got Stung - Spliced take 18,20
She's Not You - Spliced take 3/WP 5 (overdub)
Put the Blame on Me - Spliced take fs,fs,fs,2
Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Alternate Master
Kiss Me Quick - Spliced take 5,6
Western Union - Spliced take 2,3,1,2
His Latest Flame - Spliced take 10,12
By and By - Spliced take 1,3,4
Joshua Fit the Battle - Spliced take 3,2
I Believe in the Man in the Sky - Spliced take 3,4,1
Big Boss Man - Spliced take 5,9
It Ain't No Big Thing - Spliced take 1,2,6
Just Pretend - Spliced take 1,2
Stranger in the Crowd - Spliced Rehearsal
Cindy Cindy 1,2,1,1
Heart of Rome - Spliced take 3/ workpart 1
I'll Never Know - Alternate "Overdubbed" Master
It Hurts Me - Spliced take 3,4,5
I John - Spliced take 1,1,2
Padre - Spliced take 8,11 (undubbed)
Amazing Grace - Spliced take 1,2
In The Garden - Spliced Take 2,3
Early Morning Rain - Alternate Master
Until It's Time For You To Go - Spliced take  7,8

Update July 1, 2017

Sun 78 RPM

With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ passing comes a special release. Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10” (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM. This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970’s, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm.
Each of the 5 Sun replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most original Sun replicas made. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and color. All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That’s All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. A first time ever in this version for any Elvis Sun single replica produced.

Update June 22, 2017