Adios Lincoln & Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights

Here a press release from Straight Arrow:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Such A Night: The Defenitive Live rarities Collection

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

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

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

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


Final Count to Midnight - Part 2

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

Some Call it Folk

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


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Wahooo From Omaha

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

Las Vegas - December 07, 1976

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

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

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

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


BACKDRAFT – ELVIS PRESLEY - FINAL COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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


Out Now - A Man At The Top

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elvis Let it Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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


On A Winning Streak!

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

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

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

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

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


Livin' On The Edge (Touchdown)

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

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

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


Around Midnight

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

Elvis As Recorded Live In lake Tahoe

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

Elvis On Air - Live from Memphis to Paris

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

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

FREE LIMITED EDITION POSTER WITH EACH CD!

 

TRACKS CD 1:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TRACKS CD 2:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
BONUS TRACKS:

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

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

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

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


Update May 15, 2014

Alternate Love letters & I Can Help

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

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


A Man At The Top

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

look Out Jackson Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The MGM Vaults Volume 1

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

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

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


SIN CITY’S HOTTEST TICKET!

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

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

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

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


Praise To The King

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sweet Home Alabama

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

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

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


DVD The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs

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

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

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

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


Praise To The King

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

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

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

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

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

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


Endless Summer Festival

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

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

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

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


At Dinner In Vegas & Back On Track In Vegas

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

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

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


Sweet Home Alabama

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

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

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


The King In Motion - Last Vegas

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

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

Update December 4, 2013


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Out Now - Closing Strong!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD Houston March 01th , 1970 afternoon show complete show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Going Back To Houston

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

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

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



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Closing Strong!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD Houston March 01th , 1970 afternoon show complete show

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

Echoes Of Aloha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream

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

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

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

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

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


Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 Revisited

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

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

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

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

Updated November 5, 2013


Fort Worth Texas

Coming Out Next week:

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

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

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

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

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


Things Get Loose In Tuscaloosa!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Out Now - Love me Tonight

Just released is the CD "Love me Tonight" on the "SR" label featuring an unreleased show from Las Vegas February 13, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research we finally located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fourth season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on Elvis early 70's live period, trying to produce unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 13th, midnight performance of the fourth Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from February 13th, as presented on this CD, .. no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, the sound is good and powerful using a straight copy of the original source tape. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the beautiful new closing number ‘The Impossible Dream’ which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.

This recording came from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. We have in 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 and trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music. The Tape was unfortunately incomplete, Suspicious Minds last only four minutes for a cut in the middle.

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

Tracks:
Tracks: 01. Opening/That’s All Right, 02. I Got A Woman, 03. I Can’t Help Falling,04.Proud Mary, 05. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling06. Polk Salad Annie, 07. Johnny B. Good, 08. Something, 09. How Great Thou Art, 10. Mystery Train/Tiger Man, 11. Love Me,12. Don’t Be Cruel, 13. Heartbreak Hotel, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Little Sister/Get Back, 16. Hound Dog, 17. *Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introduction, 19. The Impossible Dream. * Incomplete Approximate Total running time: 47.58
* Incomplete
Approximate Total running time: 47.58
Update October 13, 2013


Leaner And Meaner Than Ever!!

All of us know there's a lot of talk in our business these days about "superstars." A LOT OF TALK but a very few true "superstars." One such star that everyone will agree more than rates the title is ELVIS PRESLEY. His record of worldwide Gold and platinum releases continues to build with EVERY release!!!

Because so many of you enjoyed our great 1971 Las Vegas releases "SNOWBIRD REVISITED” and "ONLY BELIEVE" we want you to have the promised third soundboard CD of this collection "LEANER AND MEANER THAN EVER" which includes the January 28, 1971 Midnight show in Las Vegas with probable the best appearance of this engagement 21 tracks filled with power! A collection of his hit singles, meaner and leaner performed than ever.. This is just a minor glimpse of the appearance in person that are sold out weeks before opening night and finds fans literally traveling from all over the world to see him.

The Gravelroad team brings again the best of the true SUPERSTAR appearances to CD !

All packed into a tri-fold deluxe digipack with extensive booklet and liner notes and plenty photos to match the two previous releases of this excellent 1971 January / February Vegas season. All in excellent sound and better than before !!

ELVIS IS A SUPERSTAR. HERE FOR YOU ONCE AGAIN IS PROOF OF HIS TALENT, IN THE GROOVES WHERE IT COUNTS THE MOST!

GRAVELROAD MUSIC

TRACKLIST
January 28, 1971 Midnight Show (12.00 am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman 04 Love Me Tender (With false start) 05 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Band Introductions 1 10 Johnny B Goode 11 Something 12 Band Introductions 2 13 Something (excerpt) 14 The wonder of You 15 Heartbreak Hotel 16 Blue Suede Shoes 17 Hound Dog 18 One Night 19 Teddy Bear 20 Suspicious Minds 21 The Impossible Dream.
Update August 30, 2013


The Creeping Crud Express

Right after the release of the very controversial Houston, August 28th, 1976 show (‚HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM…‘), Audionics is back with another remarkable release with more previously unreleased soundboard material. This time, Audionics presents Elvis in solid form during his memorable May/June ’75 tour.

Elvis often wore different Phoenix jumpsuits in May/June ’75, and in a way that’s entirely appropriate. Compared with the fall of ’74, he looked fresh and rejuvenated, sounded great, and seemed genuinly happy about being on the road again. He was like a phoenix rising from its ashes.

Fortunately, the June ’75 tour is well-documented, and most of the shows have been released on soundboard. In this deluxe package, Audionics presents for the first time the unreleased afternoon show in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 7th, 1975 – a real killer show. Even though most of the shows on this tour have a similar setlist, it’s always a treat to hear a new show from this remarkable tour and to hear unique moments - like different dialogue, fun interplay with the audience and of course small variations in the way he performs the songs or especially good versions. The audio quality of this soundboard is topnotch.

The Dallas show has been out before, first by RCA in 1980, and then more complete on import as ‘Dallas Seventyfive Uncensored’ a couple of years ago. We were able to obtain a superior and even more complete tape source, and it’s a joy to hear this fantastic show in excellent sound.

Presented in a deluxe double digipak with rare photos (some are published in color for the first time here) and relevant liner notes, this is another winner that every die-hard fan must own.

Tracklist:
CD1:
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) - 02. Love Me - 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. All Shook Up - 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Hound Dog - 08. The Wonder Of You - 09. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 11. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 12. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 13. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 16. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 19. Little Darlin' - 20. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2:
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) - 02. Love Me - 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. All Shook Up - 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Hound Dog - 08. The Wonder Of You - 09. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 11. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 13. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 15. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 17. Why Me Lord? - 18. How Great Thou Art - 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Little Darlin' - 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Friday, June 6, 1975, 8:30 pm, Convention Center's Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX &
previously unreleased Saturday, June 7, 1975, 2:30 pm, Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA
August 20, 2013


Keep On Turnin'

Touchdown Productions proudly presents for their 20th release another totally new show! This time we'll release the dinner show from August 26, 1971. There's no wow and flutter and the overall sound quality is of very good quality for an audience recording. That goes also for the bonus tracks which were recorded at the dinner show on August 31, 1971. The show itself was released before a few years ago, but this time the bonus tracks were taken from a different source which offers a much better soundquality than the released CD of the show. As usual the CD will be packaged with a beautiful designed 16-page booklet.

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.14) [02] That‘s Alright Mama (2.19) [03] Proud Mary (2.45) [04] I Got A Woman (2.25) [05] Elvis Welcomes The Audience (0.20) [06] Love Me Tender (2.31) [07] Elvis Foolin‘ Around (0.19) [08] Sweet Caroline (2.26) [09] Polk Salad Annie (3.50) [10] Intermission (0.42) [11] Johnny B. Goode (1.47) [12] Impossible (2.49) [13] Love Me (1.43) [14] Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin‘ Goin‘ On/ Blue Suede Shoes (1.38) [15] Heartbreak Hotel (1.41) [16] Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel (2.18) [17] Hound Dog (1.00) [18] Suspicious Minds (5.39) [19] Introduction (1.31) [20] I‘m Leavin‘ (3.22) [21] Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.52) [22] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.47) [23] Closing Vamp (0.22)
[24] Proud Mary (2.43) [25] Sweet Caroline (2.23) [26] Polk Salad Annie (3.58) [27] Johnny B Goode (1.42) [28] It‘s Impossible (2.43)
01-23 recorded on August 26, 1971 Dinner Show 24-28 recorded on August 31, 1971 Dinner Show
Update August 14, 2013


Love me Tonight

To be released in early September on the "SR" label is a new CD entitled "Love me tonight" featuring an unreleased show from Las Vegas February 13, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research we finally located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fourth season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on Elvis early 70's live period, trying to produce unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 13th, midnight performance of the fourth Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from February 13th, as presented on this CD, .. no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, the sound is good and powerful using a straight copy of the original source tape. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the beautiful new closing number ‘The Impossible Dream’ which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.

This recording came from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. We have in 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 and trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music. The Tape was unfortunately incomplete, Suspicious Minds last only four minutes for a cut in the middle.

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

Tracks:
01.Opening/That’s All Right, 02.I Got A Woman, 03.I Can’t Help Falling,04.Proud Mary, 05.You’Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling06.Polk alad Annie, 07.Johnny B.Good, 08.Something, 09.How Great Thou Art, 10.Mistery Train/Tiger Man, 11.Love Me,12.Don’t Be Cruel, 13.Heartbreak Hotel, 13.Blue Suede Shoes, 14.Little Sister/Get Back, 15.Hound Dog, 16.*Suspicious Minds, 17.Band Introduction, 18.The Impossible Dream.
* Incomplete
Approximate Total running time: 47.58
Update August 12, 2013


Turning Night Into Daytime

To be released on August 16, 2013: Rainbow Records proudly presents a new CD release called “Turning Night Into Daytime” , featuring Elvis Presley´s complete performance of August 31, 1973 (Midnight Show) at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. This show has not been released on CD before and will be presented in very good sound for an audience recording. The recording has been taken directly from the original cassette tape - as recorded by a “Super-Fan” from the UK who was present at this particular show.

Elvis seems to have a good time at this show and he delivers a real fine choice of songs. There are quite a few highlights to discover: a strong “Brigde Over Troubled Water”, a rather “early in the set” sung “Release Me”, a great “An American Trilogy” and a rather “rare for 73” sung “Funny How Time Slips Away”. Also note that this recording is complete, only missing the “2001” theme. This Summer release is limited to 300 copies only.

Tracks:
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Release Me - 05. Fever - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Long Tall Sally (with false start) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog - 08. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 09. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 10. Suspicious Minds - 11. Band Introductions - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. How Great Thou Art - 14. Heartbreak Hotel - 15. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.
As recorded live at the Las Vegas Hilton, August 31, 1973 Midnight show
Update Auust 6, 2013


'HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM...'

A previously unreleased soundboard recording of Elvis Presley's controversial matinee performance at the Summit in Houston, TX, on August 28, 1976 Label: Audionics 2013-02-2

Over the years, much has been written about Elvis' afternoon concert at the Summit in Houston, TX. on August 28, 1976. The review by Bob Claypool has often been cited in Elvis literature, and the general consensus appears to be that this concert was a real disaster. Some have even suggested that this show was Elvis' worst concert ever, and it has often been a hot discussion point amongst fans. Someone even wrote a book about the show.

And yet, no recording has ever turned up. Not even an audience recording. Much of what we have read so far about this show is based on the Claypool review. But reviews are always subjective, while an audio recording is obviously a more objective means to judge a performance. After a long and exhaustive search, Audionics was recently able to locate and purchase the original soundboard tape of this concert, and we are now pleased to announce its release.

No doubt this newly-discovered recording will generate even more discussion on the message boards, as Elvis fans are now finally able to judge this controversial show for themselves. Audionics has gone to great lengths to find this recording and to bring you something truly new and unreleased. Some import labels are perfectly happy to bring you the same old stuff again & again, but at least we always go that extra mile to bring you unheard material. And, in this case, a historically relevant recording that will now enable you to hear for yourself what really happened that afternoon. Support us and we will continue to bring you more surprises in the future.

The audio quality of this soundboard is topnotch, and the show itself is 80 minutes. The audience sounds like they were having a good time that afternoon, and it’s interesting to hear the one-off return of Jerry Scheff’s bass solo in “Polk Salad Annie” for the first time since 1972/’73. We believe that this significant release will lead to a more nuanced appraisal of this show in the future.

Presented in a deluxe digipack with unpublished photos and relevant liner notes, this is one release that you must own.

Tracklist:

01. C. C. Rider (incomplete) - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. All Shook Up - 07. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 08. And I Love You So (with false start) - 09. Jailhouse Rock - 10. Fever - 11. America The Beautiful (with reprise) - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Blues theme, Jerry Scheff) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Running time: 79:22
Update August 5, 2013


LOSIN’ OUT IN VEGAS

Sunday, December 5, 1976, 9 pm show, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV

Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2013-17-02

All die-hard fans know that Elvis‘ last Las Vegas season was an up & down experience. After a strong Dec. 2nd opening night, followed by 4 solid shows on Dec. 3 & 4, he gave a different kind of concert. Perhaps it was his first partial „sit-down“ show, since the famous June 1968 one.

An English super-fan Jennet was there and here are excerpts from her memories:

„The first indication that something unusual was afoot was when, during Jackie Kahane's comedy routine, Charlie Hodge called out to him from the wings. Kahane made a jokey comment about Elvis spraining his ankle after falling off his wallet, and would be starting his show a little late. Eventually Charlie appeared and explained that Elvis had sprained his ankle, hence the delay.

Following "C. C. Rider", Elvis made his apologies, stressing that he had twisted his ankle, in case there were any doubters. There were sorne changes to his song list. "I did a song called 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'", he said, adding humorously, "And did you sprain your ankle the day before?" He asked for a chair and water and crutch, and finally Charlie brought a chair onstage. He settled himself on the chair and Charlie held a microphone to Elvis' guitar.

Some of the crowd further back in the showroom were getting impatient and began a slow handclap. "They got a tap dance going back there, " remarked Elvis, but the banter ceased and he at last returned to the job in hand - singing - to do a request for "Sweet Caroline", trying to recall the lyrics He got up off his chair during this song, and it was later taken off stage.

A diverse selection of tunes was proof that Elvis had 'something for everybody': his versatility was underlined when he performed the emotional "You Gave Me A Mountain", following on with a short, raucous "Jailhouse Rock", the Neapolitan-flavoured "It's Now Or Never", the '55 Sun classic 'Tryin' To Get To You", and a throwaway "Blue Suede Shoes". Then, "Fever" was, frankly, sexy (even with Elvis' restricted leg-twitching), while "America" was proudly, patriotically performed.

As per usual this season, the King's powerhouse delivery of "Hurt" was a show highlight. The ankle injury may have curtailed some of the leg action, but the quality of Elvis' voice was undiminished. Although he tore through "Hound Dog", his committed performance of "How Great Thou Art" was another high point in the show, and featured the Stamps Quartet.“

Most of us know the review by Ger Rijff, which was fairly harsh. Opinions differ on this show, and this CD enables you to judge it for yourself. This CD is taken directly from an original audience master tape and it’s complete. Sound quality is very good for an audience recording. Previous CD release ed „PRESLEY AT THE HILTON“ (1994) was of inferior sound, missing some dialogues, „Blue Suede Shoes“ and a major chunk of „Fever“.

This special release is presented in de-luxe digipak accompanied by a 24-page booklet filled with previously unseen photos from December 1976 as well as liner notes written by the English super-fan, who taped the show. Do not miss this unique opportunity to get the ultimate release of this unusual show!

Tracks:

01. Announcement by Charlie Hodge - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Blue Christmas - 06. That's All Right, Mama - 07. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 08. Dialogue about numerology and black diamond, Elvis birthstone - 09. Sweet Caroline (with false start) - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Jailhouse Rock - 12. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 13. Tryin' To Get To You - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Fever - 16. America The Beautiful - 17. Band Introductions - 18. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 19. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 20. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 25. Love Letters - 26. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 27. Hurt - 28. Hound Dog - 29. Introduction of Vernon and Lisa Marie Presley - 30. How Great Thou Art - 31. Can't Help Falling In Love - 32. Closing Vamp.
Running time: 76:11

Special note: Straight Arrow will release another excellent „double feature“ in late August, a 2CD set with the Las Vegas, September 2nd, 1973 3am & dinner shows, taken directly from original tapes!
Update August 5, 2013


Elvis California Fall 60/61 & Elvis - The Gospel Album

ELVIS CALIFORNIA FALL 60/61

- The Bootleg Series 8
- New official cd release!
- An album from Elvis One.

Contains:
- 15 alternate takes from the "Wild In The Country" sessions.

Previously unreleased in this quality on cd! - "Wild In The Country" with maracas overdub.
- 9 original masters including 6 original mono masters from "Kid Galahad". - A homerecording from 1960, partly recorded with 2 microphones.

CD TRACKS: 1. Lonely Man 2. Wild In The Country 3. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell 4. King Of The Whole Wide World (mono) 5. This Is Living (mono) 6. Riding The Rainbow (mono) 7. Home Is Where The Heart Is (mono) 8. I Got Lucky (mono) 9. A Whistling Tune (mono)
BONUS TRACK
10. Wild In The Country (maracas overdub version)
STUDIO OUTTAKES
11. In My Way (solo, take 3 & 7) 12. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 4, 5 & 6) 13. Wild In The Country (take 3) 14. Wild In The Country (take 7) 15. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 10) 16. Wild In The Country (take 8) 17. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 12 & 17) 18. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (master take 13 with count-in) 19. Wild In The Country (take 9) 20. Wild In The Country (take 15, 17 & 18) 21. Wild In The Country (take 19)

HOME RECORDINGS
22. You'll Never Walk Alone (incomplete)* 23. If I Loved You* 24. The Lords Prayer* 25. I wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder* 26. An Evening Prayer* 27. Make Believe* 28. She Wears My Ring* 29. Sweet Leilani (#1)* 30. Sweet Leilani (#2)* 31. Sweet Leilani (#3) 32. Beyond The Reef 33. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano 34. He 35. Hands Off 36. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
*recorded with 2 microphones

ELVIS: THE GOSPEL ALBUM

- New official cd! - A special cd release from The Bootleg Series.
- 33 Recordings! Including complete masters (with count-in and false starts), 6 home recordings, 4 alternate takes, 2 stereo masters from 1957, 4 live recordings and 3 special bonus tracks.
- Contains 12 pages booklet.
- An album from ELVIS ONE.

CD TRACKS:
STUDIO MASTERS
1. If We Never Meet Again* 2. Working On The Building* 3. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 4. I Believe In The Man In The Sky* 5. He Knows Just What I Need* 6. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 7. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot* 8. Mansion Over The Hilltop (including false start)* 9. Joshua Fit The Battle* 10. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs* 11. In My Father's House (including workpart take 1)* 12. His Hand In Mine 13. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 14. Known Only To Him (including false start)* 15. I Believe 16. Milky White Way (including false start)*

PRIVATE HOME RECORDINGS
17. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 18. I Asked The Lord (version 1) 19. He 20. The Lord's Prayer / An Evening Prayer 21. You'll Never Walk Alone (incomplete) 22. I Asked The Lord (version 2)

STUDIO OUTTAKES
23. He Knows Just What I Need (take 9) 24. Peace In The Valley (take 5, 6 & 8)

STEREO MASTERS
25. Peace In The Valley 26. It Is No Secret
LIVE RECORDINGS
27. Peace In The Valley 28. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot 29. Ave Maria (one line only) 30. What A Friend We Have In Jesus (one line only)

SPECIAL BONUS TRACKS
31. Interview excerpt (1957) 32. Interview excerpt (1972) 33. Peace In The Valley (Pearl Harbor Memorial Version)
*Complete version, including count-in.
Update June 11, 2013


Impossible

The new release by Touchdown Productions will be the midnight show from August 28, 1971. The previously unreleased recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded tape. One of the highlights - next to others - is a strong version of "I just can't help believin'" which Elvis only did four times in 1971! The soundquality is of good quality for an audience recording! As usual the CD will be packaged with a beautiful designed 16-page booklet.

Tracklisting
[01] Intro (1.10) - [02] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.25) - [03] That‘s Alright Mama (2.36) - [04] I Got A Woman (2.49) - [05] Proud Mary (2.37) - [06] Sweet Caroline (2.18) - [07] Polk Salad Annie (3.51) - [08] Elvis Greets The Audience (0.36) - [09] Johnny B. Goode (1.48) - [10] Impossible (2.44) - [11] Love Me (1.47) - [12] Blue Suede Shoes (1.39) - [13] Heartbreak Hotel (1.35) - [14] Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel (2.14) - [15] Hound Dog (1.30) - [16] Suspicious Minds (5.33) - [17] Introduction (2.19) - [18] I‘m Leavin‘ (3.13) - [19] I Just Can‘t Help Believin‘ (4.36) - [20] Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.42) - [21] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.40) - [22] Closing Vamp (0.52)
Update June 11, 2013


Mood Swings

The third release from Rock Legends is '' Mood Swings '' featuring the infamous closing show recorded from the soundboard in Las Vegas, NV on September 2, 1974. The sound quality is a major improvement over the first issue and will contain too the first song performed by Voice titled '' I Couldn't Live Without You '' that was missing on the original. We didn't want the show to start with dialogue instead of music we have spliced in a version of '' C.C. Rider '' recorded less than a month after this one. Elvis' mood swings were legendary during this period of time, and perhaps a bit over the edge on this one. The sound improvement makes it more pleasant as a muffled sound always make a recording sounding less than it was in reality. It will never be his best concert but definitely one of his best representation. As a bonus the second CD features the complete August 20, 1973 M.S., a totally different mood and one of the best ever audience recordings released, and superior to many soundboard recordings.

Track list
CD #1

1 C.C. Rider 2 Microphone Dialogue 3 I Got A Woman / Amen 4 Karate Dialogue 5 Until It's Time For You To Go 6 If you Love Me ( Let Me Know ) 7 It's Midnight 8 Big Boss Man 9 You Gave Me A Mountain 10 Priscilla Dialogue 11 Softly As I Leave You 12 Hound Dog 13 An American Trilogy 14 It's Now Or Never 15 Band Introductions 16 I Couldn't Live Without You ( performed by Voice ) 17 Bringing It Back ( performed by Voice & Elvis sings Bass ) 18 Aubrey ( performed by Voice & Elvis recites the words) 19 Band & Celebrity Introductions 20 It's Now Or Never 21 Let Me Be There ( with reprise )
Track 1 - College Park, Maryland Sept. 27, 1974 evening
Tracks 2-21 - Las Vegas, NV September 2, 1974 C.S.

CD #2
1 If You Talk In Your Sleep 2 Drugs Dialogue 3 Hawaiian Wedding Song 4 Jewerly Dialogue 5 Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp
Las Vegas, NV August 20, 1973 M.S.
6 Introduction : Also Sprach Zarathustra 7 C.C. Rider 8 I Got A Woman / Amen 9 Love Me 10 Steamroller Blues 11 You Gave Me A Mountain 12 Trouble 13 Blue Suede Shoes 14 Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shaking Goin' On / Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog 15 Love Me Tender 16 Fever 17 What Now My Love ? 18 Suspicious Minds 19 Band introductions and introducing Bob Hope 20 My Boy 21 Release Me 22 An American Trilogy 23 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24 Help Me Make It Through The Night 25 How Great Thou Art 26 Can't Help Falling In Love 27 Closing vamp /announcements
Tracks 1-5 - Las Vegas, NV September 2, 1974 C.S. Tracks 6-27 - Las Vegas, NV August 20, 1973 M.S.

This third release by Rock Legends is a LIMITED EDITION presented in a full color digipack with photos related to the time when both shows were recorded. Another high quality set from Rock Legends you don't want to miss !!!
Update June 10, 2013



(Click on the CD cover to see the flyer)

City of Lakes '76

Elvis - City Of lakes '76 - Live Recorded on October 17, 1976 in Minneapolis.

The October tour in 1976 wasn't by far the best of Elvis, but it showed that he made a step in the right direction. His physical appearance had much improved since summer when he probably looked his worst ever. Much more important was the quality of his concerts also changed for the better. During the tour in fall '76 he gave some good shows with some strong versions.

Unfortunately the original release from FTD "A Minnesota Moment" left a lot to be desired.

It sounded flat, muffled, lifeless and very hissy. The soundquality was dissapointing as was the 'artwork' which showed on top an outrageous bad done photoshop job with Elvis' left hand.

The VERVE Team did everything to improve the overal sound and as a result you'll get to hear a soundboard recording that should have sounded in the first place. Now you can hear the show for the first time in the best possible soundquality. Hopefully you can enjoy the concert now as much as we do while reading and flipping the sixteen pages of the booklet.

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:58) - [02] See See Rider (3:32) - [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (5:39) - [04] Elvis Welcomes The Audience (0:44) - [05] Love Me (2:25) - [06] If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2:58) - [07] You Gave Me A Mountain (3:14) - [08] Jailhouse Rock (1:34) - [09] All Shook Up (1:10) - [10] Teddy Bear/Don‘t Be Cruel (2:11) - [11] And I Love You So (3:22) - [12] Fever (3:28) - [13] Steamroller Blues (2:53) - [14] Band Introductions (1:44) - [15] Early Mornin‘ Rain (1:03) - [16] What‘d I Say/ Johnny Be Goode (1:48) - [17] Ronnie Tutt Solo (1:18) - [18] Jerry Scheff Solo (1:34) - [19] Tony Brown Solo (1:07) - [20] David Briggs Solo (1:08) - [21] Love Letters (2:53) - [22] School Days* (1:18) - [23] Hurt* (1:58) - [24] Hound Dog (1:50) - [25] One Night (1:36) - [26] It‘s Now Or Never (2:32) - [27] Mystery Train/Tiger Man (2:32) [28] Funny How Time Slips Away (3:26) - [29] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (2:23) All tracks recorded on October 17, 1976 in Minneapolis, except those marked with a '*' which were recorded on November 30, 1976 in Anaheim.
Update June 4, 2013


THE CBS CONCERT RECORDINGS

THE CBS CONCERT RECORDINGS
The complete soundtrack of CBS special, two concert performances - one from June 19,1977 in Omaha, and the second concert from June 21, 1977 in Rapid City.
These two concerts are now available in a deluxe 2-CD set with almost 60 historical tracks. Also included is

A beautiful 16-page booklet stuffed with extensive liner notes and relevant photos.
Especially for the Elvis Collectors We include numbered 100% genuine reproductions of the original tickets of both concerts. This is limited to 555 editions only!

Hear Elvis at the piano and many songs performed for the very last time on stage.
With the last and arguably best-performed version of “How Great thou art” and the last versions of “Are you lonesome tonight”, the powerful “Trying To Get To You” and the unusual “Hawaiian Wedding Song”.
With this release it is obvious whatever may have been wrong, Elvis' unique voice never failed him!
In the spring of 1977 CBS-TV expressed an interest in creating a program covering the Elvis Presley Show. After much pre-planning, producers Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion chose the cities of Omaha and Rapid City on the June tour for their primary videotaping locations.

Elvis did not do so well in Omaha, but gave everything he had in Rapid City.
The Monday, October 3, 1977 broadcast, aired about six weeks after Elvis' unexpected death, used most of the second show in their edit.
The RCA soundtrack “ELVIS IN CONCERT” reached *Billboard* U.S. #3 shortly after this airing.
The program would be rerun just once, on Sunday, May 7, 1978, and has never been issued on VHS or DVD.
The Gravelroad team started this project back in 2010 but with the release of “TFC box” it seemed to be a cancelled project. To our surprise their sound didn't match the results we already achieved on these two concerts.

From the various fans that heard the progress samples we've received requests to, please finish it.
Thanks to new technical possibilities we could solve certain recording issues that were impossible to solve just a few years ago.
As some insiders already said, this is the best sounding release of these concerts to date!
Of course we can say many things, we rather let you be the judge of that!

The tracklist:
19.06.1977 Omaha
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. 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. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 10. And I Love You So 11. Jailhouse Rock 12. How Great Thou Art (Performed for the last time) 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say 16. Johnny B. Goode 17. Drum Solo 18. Bass Solo 19. Piano Solo 20. I Really Don't Want To Know 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo 22. Orchestra 23. Hurt 24. Hound Dog 25. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen)/It's Now Or Never 26. Elvis’ saying “thanks” to Felton Jarvis, Bruce Jackson, Bill Porter 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements

21.06.1977 Rapid City
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider (with break) 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. That's All Right 05. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Performed for the last time) 06. Love Me 07. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 08. You Gave Me A Mountain 09. Jailhouse Rock 10. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen)/It's Now Or Never 11. Tryin' To Get To You (Performed for the last time) 12. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Performed for the last time) 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 14. My Way 15. Band Introductions 16. Early Mornin' Rain 17. What'd I Say 18. Johnny B. Goode 19. Drum Solo 20. Bass Solo 21. Piano Solo 22. I Really Don't Want To Know 23. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo 24. Orchestra 25. Introduction of Vernon Presley & Ginger Alden 26. Hurt 27. Hound Dog 28. Unchained Melody 29. Elvis‘ saying “thanks” to audience and crew 30. Can't Help Falling In Love 31. Closing Vamp
Update June 1, 2013


TANYA FOR DINNER!

TANYA FOR DINNER! Friday, March 28, 1975 DS, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2013-16-02
Coming soon is the new Straight Arrow digipak release, "TANYA FOR DINNER", featuring the March 28, 1975 dinner performance.

Elvis hits the ground running with his usual openers, and keeps the energy up and pacing crisp throughout. New covers like "And I Love You So" -- taped in Los Angeles just a few weeks earlier -- are bright. Even the jokes are chipper, such as his lyric change to "I want a little drink of brandy" during "Big Boss Man," a tiny rib at stage assistant Charlie Hodge. Listen for outstanding renditions of "It's Midnight" and "I'm Leavin'" and a warm introduction of teenaged country singing sensation, Tanya Tucker. The audience recording is previously unreleased from a recently-discovered source. The quality is very good, from start to finish, save a brief segment during band introductions, where a secondary source is used to fill in a missing portion.

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. And I Love You So - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. It's Midnight - 09. Help Me (w/ two false starts) - 10. I'm Leavin' - 11. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 12. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 14. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 16. Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 17. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 18. Introduction of Tanya Tucker - 19. My Boy - 20. I'll Remember You - 21. Let Me Be There (w/ reprise) - 22. Heartbreak Hotel - 23. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 24. Elvis Chats With Audience - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp.
Update May 31, 201


Out Now - Better Than Ever!

Out now is the on the VV label third release entitled "Better Than Ever!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording on January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete unreleased live audience recording from Houston on February 28, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first two releases We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 45 rpm speed. The second show, the Houston unreleased February 28nd afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to tape collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality. Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite , delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

’Better than Ever” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this February 1970. The Vegas second season allows Elvis, after paying his debt to the golden past in the ’69 season, to demonstrate his true abilities. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972 Here you can hear the complete opening night. Houston three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete February 28nd afternoon show.

About the Vegas opening night has been already said a lot a words, so We like spend some words on the Houston show here presented….Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic this show as the title suggest Better than Ever directly from Houston Chronicle review can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET 140 VINYL GRAM 45 RPM SPEED FOR A BETTER HIGH RESOLUTION SOUND, IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will have for the first time of the label, glossy full colour paper sleeve, including high quality photos with track listing.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with slim four panel digipack .
We hope you can enjoy this THIRD product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.

LP January 26, 1970 Opening Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 57,00 MIN
Side A
* 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.That’s All Right 04.Proud Mary 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Side B*
07.Long Tall Sally 08.Let It Be Me 09.I Can’t Stop Loving You 10.Walk a Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto

Side C*
11.True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12.Sweet Caroline 13.Polk Salad Annie

Side D*
14.Introductions 15.Kentucky Rain 16.Suspicious Minds 17.Can’t Help Falling In Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

CD Houston February 28th , 1970 afternoon show complete unreleased show
Live Audience recording

Running time 44 min.

01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. I Got A Woman 04. Long Tall Sally 05. Don’t Cry Daddy 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Love Me Tender 09. Kentucky Rain 10. Release Me 11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto 12. I Can’t Stop Loving You 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Can’t Help Falling In Love 17. Love Me Tender(instrumental)
Update May 26, 2013


ST. LOUIS BLUES

Recorded live in Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, March 22nd, 1976

Expected soon is new CD entitled ”ST. LOUIS BLUES” (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2013-01) recorded from the audience at the St. Louis, March 22, 1976 tour closing show. It was last Elvis show during his lifetime, reviewed in ”ROLLING STONE” #213. Some of Elvis stable musicians were replaced and the result was surprisingly fresh sound with keyboards more prominent. Among the highlights are ”Let Me Be There” (performed for very last time), ”Steamroller Blues”, ”Polk Salad Annie”, ”Hurt” and ”America (The Beautiful)”. Since the show is rather short, producers decided to add 9 solid bonus tracks from Johnson City, March 19, 1976 show.

This previously unreleased recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded tape and the sound - though not perfect - is far better than any other known version of this show. The CD is packaged in nicely designed digipak with collection of March 22, 1976 photos.

Tracks:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Let Me Be There (performed last time) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain, 07. Steamroller Blues 08. All Shook Up, 09. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 10. Heartbreak Hotel, 11. Love Me Tender, 12. Polk Salad Annie, 13. Band Introductions, 14. What'd I Say (James Burton), 15. Drum Solo (Larry Londin), 16. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff), 17. Piano Solo (Shane Keister), 18. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs), 19. School Day, 20. And I Love You So, 21. Hurt, 22. Hound Dog, 23. America (The Beautiful), 24. Funny How Time Slips Away, 25. Can't Help Falling In Love, 26. Closing Vamp.
Bonus (Johnson City, March 19, 1976):
27. Love Me, 28. You Gave Me A Mountain, 29. Let Me Be There (with false start), 30. Steamroller Blues, 31. All Shook Up, 32. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 33. Heartbreak Hotel, 34. Love Me Tender, 35. Polk Salad Annie (with false start).
Running time: 51:34 (main show) & 28:05 (bonus selections)
Update May 20, 2013


From Richmond To Greensboro

The second release from the NEW Rock Legends label will be '' From Richmond To Greensboro ''. Those two shows were released several years ago in wonderful sound quality but are now hard-to-find , especially the Richmond one. The sound of the Greensboro concert is the same as originally released on Madison, however we found a better source for the Richmond gig that sounds much better now, smoother with a wider dynamic range.

This is two shows from a GREAT tour presented in a beautiful full color digipak with photographs from both performances. It will be available soon so if you missed either one of them, this is your chance to own them. This new double set will be a very LIMITED EDITION !!!!
Track list :
Richmond, VA April 10, 1972 E.S.
1 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2 C.C. Rider 3 Proud Mary 4 Never Been To Spain 5 You Gave Me A Mountain 6 Until it's Time For You To Go 7 Polk Salad Annie 8 Love Me 9 All Shook Up 10 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 Introductions of the band, vocalists, orchestra 18 For The Good Times 19 I Can't Stop Loving You 20 An American Trilogy 21 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy ( incomplete ) 22 Funny How Time Slips Away 23 Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp

Greensboro, NC April 14, 1972 E.S.
1 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2 C.C. Rider 3 Proud Mary 4 Never Been To Spain 5 You Gave Me A Mountain 6 Until it's Time For You To Go 7 Polk Salad Annie 8 Love Me 9 All Shook Up 10 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 Introductions of the band, vocalists, orchestra 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 / Closing vamp

Watch out VERY soon for '' Mood Swings '' on Rock Legends featuring the infamous Closing show of September 2, 1974 recorded from the soundboard in Las Vegas, NV. The sound quality will be a major improvement over the first issue. Another high quality digipak double set coming from Rock Legends you won't want to miss !!!
Update May 15, 2013



Home Movies - Volume 1 - The Fifties

Coming soon on DVD is the 1st volume of a new 3 DVD series release with Elvis home movies with rare & unseen private footage. For the very first time this DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life.

These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.
Volume 1 features material from May 26, 1955 until 1960.
Rediscover the teenage Elvis at Audubon drive, Graceland, Forth Worth & Biloxi with his first girlfriends; June Juanico, Anita Wood, Dorothy Harmony & his friends, Eddie Fadal, Red West, George Klein, Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker and Elvis' parents (Gladys & Vernon). The running time is approx. 75 minutes and it is in NTSC format and region free.
Update May 8, 2013


Keeping Them Warm

After taking a break, VENUS is now back, to present you more high quality products.
We kick off with the first volume of a new series of CD/Book combos on our sub-label:
VAR – Venus Ambient Recordings.

Presented as a hardcover book measuring 18x18cm, our first combo – Keeping Them Warm – contains 135 pages and is filled to the brim with pictures from the August/September 1972 Vegas season plus there’s a bonus section about the April 1972 tour, there will be many pictures you’ve never seen before.

The concert itself is the unreleased August 22, 1972 Midnight Show, presented in our usual Outer Space sound quality. Forget what’s been released by now from -so called- booth tapes. Even a Sound Board -where most of the action is missing- will have a hard time to compete. Now you can capture the atmosphere of an Elvis show as if you are present.

1 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:54 2 C.C. Rider 2:47 3 Johnny B. Goode 1:49 4 Proud Mary 2:48 5 Until It's Time For You To Go 3:33 6 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:01 7 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 4:45 8 Polk Salad Annie 4:31 9 What Now My Love ? ( with false start ) 3:22 10 Fever 2:56 11 Love Me 2:13 12 Blue Suede Shoes 1:05 13 Heartbreak Hotel 1:47 14 All Shook Up 0:58 15 Little Sister / Get Back * 2:36 16 Love Me Tender 1:37 17 Hound Dog 2:37 18 I'll Remember You 2:26 19 Suspicious Minds 5:40 20 Band introductions 1:13 21 Elvis introduces Tom Jones 0:44 22 A Big Hunk 'O Love 2:07 23 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 2:44 24 Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 25 Closing vamp 0:36
Total running time 59:41
* Tape was slightly damaged early into '' Little Sister ''

Stay tuned for our next volume in the Unedited Masters series plus another project of DVD/Book combos and don’t forget ....
If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it’s from VENUS.
Please note that this is a very limited release!
Update May 1, 2013


Better Than Ever!

To be released shortly (late May) on the VV label will be their third release entitled "Better Than Ever!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording on January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete unreleased live audience recording from Houston on February 28, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first two releases We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 45 rpm speed. The second show, the Houston unreleased February 28nd afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to tape collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality. Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite , delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

’Better than Ever” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this February 1970. The Vegas second season allows Elvis, after paying his debt to the golden past in the ’69 season, to demonstrate his true abilities. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972 Here you can hear the complete opening night. Houston three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete February 28nd afternoon show.

About the Vegas opening night has been already said a lot a words, so We like spend some words on the Houston show here presented….Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic this show as the title suggest Better than Ever directly from Houston Chronicle review can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET 140 VINYL GRAM 45 RPM SPEED FOR A BETTER HIGH RESOLUTION SOUND, IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will have for the first time of the label, glossy full colour paper sleeve, including high quality photos with track listing.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with slim four panel digipack .
We hope you can enjoy this THIRD product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.

LP January 26, 1970 Opening Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 57,00 MIN
Side A
* 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.That’s All Right 04.Proud Mary 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Side B*
07.Long Tall Sally 08.Let It Be Me 09.I Can’t Stop Loving You 10.Walk a Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto

Side C*
11.True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12.Sweet Caroline 13.Polk Salad Annie

Side D*
14.Introductions 15.Kentucky Rain 16.Suspicious Minds 17.Can’t Help Falling In Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording

CD Houston February 28th , 1970 afternoon show complete unreleased show
Live Audience recording

Running time 44 min.

01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. I Got A Woman 04. Long Tall Sally 05. Don’t Cry Daddy 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Love Me Tender 09. Kentucky Rain 10. Release Me 11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto 12. I Can’t Stop Loving You 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Can’t Help Falling In Love 17. Love Me Tender(instrumental)
Update April 28, 2013


To Live And Die In Dixie

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak release "TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE", featuring the February 19, 1972 Dinner and Midnight performances. This 6th Las Vegas season has been somewhat overlooked by bootleggers, mainly due to the below-par sound quality of the audience recorded tapes available. The last few years, the Straight Arrow team has been looking for good sounding amateur recordings from this particular season, and we are pleased to announced that we finally succeeded in locating two very good tapes obtained directly from the person who recorded them.

Most of the fans know that this is the engagement where Priscilla told Elvis that she was leaving him. Very little else seems to stand out for the casual observer. In many ways that's a pity, because this engagement is crucial on a number of levels. Firstly, because it represented a return to form. The early '72 Vegas shows surprised both the critics and fans because of Elvis' serious commitment to his music and his no-nonsense delivery. These shows marked also the first time that he performed the now-legendary "Theme 2001" / "C. C. Rider" opening, plus he also introduces various new songs to the show that are now widely considered as his finest show additions from the 70s, including "A Big Hunk O‘Love", "You Gave Me A Mountain", "Never Been To Spain", "I’ll Remember You" and "An American Trilogy". Actually, the best-ever versions of "Trilogy" are from this engagement!

As a bonus, we added the only known live-performance of "I'm Leaving It All Up To You" from the February 10th, 1972 Midnight show.

Both shows are strong and focused and they give the listener a good impression of Elvis' renewed interest in his music and his stage performances. These concerts are previously unreleased and they are presented in their complete form and in the best possible sound quality.

Tracks:
CD 1 / Saturday, February 19, 1972 Dinner Show 01. Introduction: 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. A Big Hunk O'Love - 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of LA radio DJ Robert W. Morgan - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp.

CD 2 / Saturday, February 19, 1972 Midnight Show 01. Introduction: 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. A Big Hunk O'Love - 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of actor Chill Wills - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp.
Bonus (February 10, 1972 Midnight Show):
20. I'm Leaving It All Up To You
Update April 26, 2013


Only believe!

Elvis Presley, unquestionably the most popular entertainer to ever appear on the famed Las Vegas Strip, returns to the main showroom of the International Hotel !

With the limited Album “SNOWBIRD REVISITED” we started off with the first of three shows from 1971 January – February Las Vegas season.

With great pleasure we announce the second show “ONLY BELIEVE”. This is a fantastic show of January 27, 1971 Midnight.
If you enjoyed “SNOWBIRD REVISITED”, you’ll going to love the cd “ONLY BELIEVE” for sure!
It took 18 years to come up with a fully re-mastered audio and deluxe artwork with plenty photos and liner notes of January 1971. All housed in a modern seventies styled package.
We guarantee, you’ll hear details not heard before!
With the research we figured out that it is very likely that only “Suspicious Minds” and “The Impossible Dream” were not recorded. Because of the energy of the show, the show of 28th of January Midnight was the best choice to restore it to a complete show. We took these songs and edited them to make them fit the show.
This is a limited edition and will match the previous release.
Update April 23, 2013


CAUGHT ON CAMERA - THE COMPLETE TV APPEARANCES 1956 - 1960 PART ONE & TWO

These two great new cd's are part of the popular THE BOOTLEG SERIES...
("Top Notch Nashville - Part 1, 2 & 3" - "Top Notch Hollywood" - "Live Love Hollywood")
‘Caught On Camera - The Complete TV Appearances’ part one and two represents all TV appearances Elvis Presley did from 1956 to 1960. From Elvis’ first national TV appearance in the USA on January 28, 1956, on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show to his first televised appearance since coming home from his military service in Germany on May 12, 1960 (taping on March 26), on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis.

INCLUDING all Elvis' appearances from: "Stage Show", "The Milton Berle Show", "Teenage Dance Party", "The Steve Allen Show", "Hy Gardner Calling", "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis"...
This is the one and only collection bringing all these historic recordings together. A great collection in the best possible sound and ofcourse, complete!
- Including 16 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

ELVIS PRESLEY
CAUGHT ON CAMERA | PART ONE

CBS "Stage Show"
01 Introduction 02 Shake, Rattle And Roll/Flip, Flop And Fly (01-28-1956) 03 I Got A Woman (01-28-1956) 04 Baby Let’s Play House (02-04-1956) 05 Tutti Frutti (02-04-1956) 06 Blue Suede Shoes (02-11-1956) 07 Heartbreak Hotel (02-11-1956) 08 Tutti Frutti (02-18-1956) 09 I Was The One (02-18-1956) 10 Blue Suede Shoes (03-17-1956) 11 Heartbreak Hotel (03-17-1956) 12 Money Honey (03-24-1956) 13 Heartbreak Hotel (03-24-1956)

NBC "The Milton Berle Show" 14 Introduction (04-03-1956) 15 Shake, Rattle And Roll (04-03-1956) 16 Heartbreak Hotel (04-03-1956) 17 Blue Suede Shoes (04-03-1956) 18 Comedy Sketch / Blue Suede Shoes (04-03-1956) 19 Hound Dog (06-05-1956) 20 Elvis meets Deborah Paget (06-05-1956) 21 Milton Berle Comedy Sketch (06-05-1956) 22 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (06-05-1956) 23 Presentation of Billboard Award (06-05-1956)

WHBQ TV "Teenage Dance Party"
24 Wink Martindale interview with Dewey Phillips and Elvis (06-16-1956) 25 About Rushwood Park Show, July 4, 1956

NBC "Steve Allen Show" (part one)
26 Dialogue With Steve Allen (07-01-1956) 27 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (07-01-1956) 28 Dialogue With Steve Allen (07-01-1956) 29 Hound Dog (07-01-1956)

ELVIS PRESLEY
CAUGHT ON CAMERA | PART TWO

NBC "Steve Allen Show" (part two)
Range roundup - Complete/unedited (07-01-1956)
01 Introduction (07-01-1956) 02 Big Steve and The Whole Gang (07-01-1956) 03 Tonto Bar (07-01-1956) 04 A Western Song (07-01-1956)

WRCA-TV "Hy Gardner Calling"
05 Hy Gardner interview with Elvis Complete/unedited TV interview (07-01-1956)

CBS "Toast of the Town" - Ed Sullivan Show
06 Ed Sullivan announces Elvis (07-15-1956) 07 Next Week’s Headliners (09-02-1956) 08 Introduction (09-09-1956) 09 4 Gold records for Elvis (09-09-1956) 10 Don’t Be Cruel (09-09-1956) 11 Elvis talks (09-09-1956) 12 Love Me Tender (09-09-1956) 13 Ready Teddy (09-09-1956) 14 Hound Dog (09-09-1956) 15 Ed Sullivan Returns (09-16-1956) 16 Next Week’s Headliners (10-21-1956) 17 Don’t Be Cruel (10-28-1956) 18 Ed Sullivan (10-28-1956) 19 Love Me Tender (10-28-1956) 20 Ed Sullivan Introduces Elvis (10-28-1956) 21 Love Me (10-28-1956) 22 Hound Dog (10-28-1956) 23 Elvis’ closing remarks (10-28-1956) 24 Ed Sullivan Introduces Elvis’ first Motion Picture "Love Me Tender" (11-18-1956) 25 Introduction (01-06-1957) 26 Hound Dog (01-06-1957) 27 Love Me Tender (01-06-1957) 28 Heartbreak Hotel (01-06-1957) 29 Don’t Be Cruel (01-06-1957) 30 Too Much (01-06-1957) 31 Elvis Talks (01-06-1957) 32 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (01-06-1957) 33 Ed Sullivan Speaks (01-06-1957) 34 (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (01-06-1957) 35 Ed Sullivan Speaks (01-06-1957)

WHBQ TV "Teenage Dance Party"
36 Wink Martindale interviews Elvis in Germany (09/59)
ABC’s "The Frank Sinatra - Timex Show"
37 It’s Very Nice To Go Trav’ling (03-26-1960) 38 Fame And Fortune (03-26-1960) 39 Stuck On You (03-26-1960) 40 Witchcraft/Love Me Tender (03-26-1960)
Update April 21, 2013


Out Now - Such Night

Out now is the new release from the "SR" label titled "Such Night" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 16, 1969 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the almost complete show from August 16th midnight performance of the first Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 16th, as presented on this CD, represents one of the best show of Elvis’ first and maybe best Vegas season, Elvis’ first Vegas act is incredible, like a wild animal free from his cage, Elvis gave life to a memorable first season. Dressed in black tunic, Elvis stepped in the stage shaking, gyrating like nothing was changed in the last 9 years of his absence from the stage, He performed the best of his past hits and the new two singles from the Memphis 1969 sessions. The music is the focus of the season, Elvis appear better than ever, concentrate and strong He delivered a long show with no surprises in the track list respect the season, but pure dynamite from the begin to the end of the show.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the first season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music. The Tape was incomplete, Suspicious Minds was missing and most part of the Life Story dialogue (only the first 48 seconds left), we have been able to include Suspicious Minds from a second source of the same show in the matter to give to the show the deserved completeness. So enjoy our work and realize: this is one of the best possible audience recording of this season you can find all around! In spite the RCA recording of the last week of the season; here you have the chance to listen to a solid and powerful Elvis in an almost complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording.

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative liner notes + a four pages booklet.

Tracks:
01.Intro;02.Blue Suede Shoes;03.I Got A Woman;04.All Shook Up;05.Dialogue(cut) 06.Love Me Tender;07.My Babe;08.Dialogue;09.Such A Night (one line) 10.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel;11.Heartbreak Hotel;12.Dialogue;13.Hound Dog 14.Dialogue;15.Memories;16.Dialogue;17.Mistery Train/Tiger Man;18.+Life Story19.Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do;20.Runaway;21.Are You Lonesome Tonight?;22.Yesterday/Hey Jude;23.Band Introducion;24.In The Ghetto;25.*Suspicious Minds26.What’d I Say;27.Can’t Help Falling In Love
*denote a difference source
+ Incomplete, first 48 seconds only
Approximate Total running time: 69.11
Update April 7, 2013


Las Vegas March 1975 Happening

The NEW Rock Legends label will release SOON a new double CD recorded from the soundboard. The Elvis Presley Show was a HAPPENING and first Spring appearance in Sin City since 1956 was no different. The 50s gig was definitely way above in terms of performance, but nonetheless a flop at the time. Wrong place, wrong moment ! Tons of water had flown under the bridge since May 1956, and by 1969 he became and established himself as the King Of Vegas.

March 1975 wasn't a flop although he had health problems, but still came in an excellent mood and rich of new studio material recorded about a week before. He was away from Las Vegas since September 1974, but he opened this Season with some of his new songs ; And I Love You So, Green Green Grass Of Home and Fairytale. T-R-O-U-B-L-E would wait up to his next tour before entering his song list as a regular number, whilst the odd Shake A Hand and Pieces Of My Life were performed a bit later during the July 1975 tour. Some material from the strong December 1973 sessions like Promised Land , It's Midnight and My Boy were incorporated along some unrehearsed moments to his basic program.

The first CD features the nearly complete pre-show, and on the second CD the March 22, 1975 Midnight performance along with some bonus tracks recorded three nights earlier.
The March 22, 1975 MS has been released twice but our source is definitely from an earlier generation. The very short Joe Orchestra introduction before the Also Sprach Zarathustra is not on the aforementioned releases and presence of vocal distortion in Elvis' vocal is rather smooth and less annoying than it was before.

This new digipack double set will be a very LIMITED EDITION and first intended for the fans who didn't have these recordings, or all the ones wanting the COMPLETE HAPPENING.
Track list :
CD #1
1 Joe Guercio's orchestra opening 2 Voice introduction / Going Back To Memphis Tomorrow 3 Into The Father's House / Closing 4 Philadelphia Freedom 5 Introduction of the Sweet Inspirations / Stevie Is A Wonder / For Once In My Life / You Got It Bad Girl / Superstition / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Livin' For The City / All In Love Is Fair / Higher Ground / Closing 6 Jackie Kahane introduction and Comedy Act
Total running time 43;15
Tracks 1-6 recorded in Las Vegas March 19, 1975 D.S.
Tracks 2-3 performed by Voice Tracks 4-5 performed by The Sweet Inspirations Track 6 performed by Jacki Kahane

CD #2
1 The Hot Hilton Horns intro / Introduction : Also Sprach Zarathustra 2 C.C. Rider 3 I Got A Woman / Amen 4 Love Me 5 If You Love Me ( Let Me Know ) 6 And I Love You So 7 Big Boss Man 8 It's Midnight 9 Promised Land 10 Green Green Grass Of Home 11 Fairytale 12 Introductions of Vocalists, Musician 13 What I'd Say ( featuring James Burton ) 14 Drums solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) 15 Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell) 16 Piano solo ( featuring Glen D. Hardin ) 17 Electric piano solo ( featuring David Briggs ) 18 Introductions of Vocalists,Charlie Hodge and orchestra 19 Orchestra solo ( featruing Joe Guercio orchestra ) 20 My Boy 21 I'll Remember You 22 Let Me Be There ( with reprise ) 23 ( Le Me Be Your ) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 24 Hound Dog ( with reprise ) 25 I'll Be There ( excerpt ) / You're The Reason I'm Living 26 Can't Help Falling In Love 27 Closing Vamp

Bonus
28 Big Boss Man 29 My Boy 30 I'll Remember You 31 Hound Dog 32 An American Trilogy 33 If You Love Me ( let Me Know )
Total running time 78;02
Tracks 1-4 recorded in Las Vegas March 20, 1975 D.S. Tracks 5-27 recorded in Las Vegas March 22,1975 M.S. Tracks 28-33 recorded in Las Vegas March 19, 1975 M.S.
Update April 2 2013


Vegas Variety Vol. 10

To be released April 4, 2013: Rainbow Records proudly presents the final release in their series “Vegas Variety”. It will be presented in real good sound for an audience recording. When Rainbow Records released their first volume in the „Vegas Variety“ series in 2007, they had the dream about presenting at least one Vegas-Show from each year. The goal was to not only share great music and concerts but they soon learned that each show has at least one special highlight that deserves to be heard by fans worldwide. Although the package of a vinyl album is more impressive and collectable they tried their best in presenting the fans a booklet with show reviews, newspaper articles, ticket stubs (yes, even Vegas had ticket sales for Elvis shows, see „Vegas Variety Vol.2“) etc.

During the research they found rare and never before seen photos of Elvis in Vegas and also had the chance to track down some nice memorabilia and unreleased shots of the International / Hilton Hotel. During the production of Vol. 5 luck was definitely on their side when they were able to get the hands on a taped show that no-one had ever known to exist. Being fans and collectors themselves, their priority was always to give the fans something „nice & new“. With this 10th release in the „Vegas Variety“ Rainbow Records presents an unreleased recording of the September 5, 1971 Dinner Show performance. “It‘s Impossible“, „Lawdy Miss Clawdy“, „Sweet Caroline“ - it‘s your choice which song you call your personal highlight this time. With the release of a show from 1971 Rainbow Records has accomplished their goal to cover each year from the Vegas Years 1969-1976.

So today, more than 5 years later after the initial release it‘s time to look back: 10 Volumes of „Vegas Variety“ means also a total of 10 unique shows on 12 silver factory pressed CDs. Both shows featured on Volume 1 + 2 had a running time that exceeded the capacity of a single disc, so these releases had to become a 2 disc-set. With the releases Rainbow Records was able to present you ultra rare versions of songs like „Until Then“, „You Better Run“, „Rock My Soul“, „Aubrey“, „Cryin‘ Time“ and „Just Pretend“. Each release featured an extensive booklet of 16-20 pages with background information and great photos of our man in action. With a total of nearly 200 pages these ten booklets are all combined no longer a booklet, but can be called a book! Rainbow Records likes to thank you for your loyalty and the support through the years.

Tracklisting:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. That's All Right, Mama 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Proud Mary 05. Sweet Caroline 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Johnny B. Goode 08. It's Impossible 09. Love Me 10. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 13. Hound Dog 14. Love Me Tender 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. I'm Leavin' 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 19. Can't Help Falling In Love
Update March 28, 2013


Flesh, Blood & Bone

Flesh, Blood & Bone - Elvis Revisits His Golden Years, 1957-´58 (Victrola)

Our previous release dealt with 1956, arguably the best year of Elvis’ career. It was the year that Elvis shot to stardom, broke numerous industry records, and recorded and released an abundance of sensational music. That year, Elvis was the hottest name in the music business. He was the ‘talk of the town’ and created mass hysteria wherever he went, and controversy with almost everything he did. His television appearances made him a household name in a matter of a few months, and his first movie ‘Love Me Tender’ was a smash hit. That year, he could do no wrong. The girls wanted him, and the guys wanted to be like him. He inspired many to pick up a guitar and have their own go at a career. Many acts inspired by him began to pop up everywhere. The success of Elvis Aaron Presley was like nothing the music industry had experienced before.

This release pays tribute to these magical years by focusing on the songs that Elvis recorded in this timeframe. But instead of presenting you with the regular studio masters, we try to bring you an alternative perspective by using studio outtakes, home recordings, later live versions, alternate masters and one-liners… some unreleased, others rare or unavailable on CD. With these years being so crucial for Elvis’ career, it’s no surprise that he returned to these songs time and again. We have also used relevant dialogue from interviews and from concerts to give the listener additional insight into these songs and the period during which they were originally recorded…. Elvis’ Golden Years.

140 TRACKS FROM THE PERIOD 1956/1977 - ONE-LINERS FROM TOURS, LAKE TAHOE AND LAS VEGAS - DELUXE 3-CD PACKAGE WITH RARE PIX AND INDEPTH LINER-NOTES - RARE OUTTAKES, ALTERNATE MASTERS AND HOMERECORDINGS - MANY RARE VERSIONS FROM SPECIFIC TOURS/ENGAGEMENTS AND INTERVIEWS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD (One Night, August ´69 / Young And Beautiful, November ´71 / Ultra-Rare All Shook Up Master with Studio Chat, January ´57 / Jailhouse Rock, April '72 / Loving You, August ´69 / Mean Woman Blues, June ´71 / Young And Beautiful, May ´76 / Trouble, May '77 / Long-Lost Elvis´ Christmas Album 1957 Promo and much more)

Tracklist:
Memorable Alternates
1) Jailhouse Rock Trailer 2) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), master movie version; Recorded April 30, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 3) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder); Recorded March 31,1972; RCA´s Studio C, Hollywood, CA 4) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); alt. take 1, Recorded June 10, 1958; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 5) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded August 4, 1972; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 6) „I Like Elvis/I Hate Elvis“ interview excerpt; Recorded August 31, 1957; Vancouver, Canada, 7) Mean Woman Blues (Claude DeMetrius), alt. take 14; Recorded January 22, 1957; Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, CA 8) Is It So Strange (Faron Young), alt. takes 7, 11; Recorded January 19, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 9) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Bert Carroll), alt. take 22; Recorded February 1, 1958; Recorders, Hollywood, CA 10) „Country Music“ interview excerpt, Recorded July, 1959; Bad Nauheim, Germany 11) (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader/Bob Miller), alt. take 5; Recorded June 10, 1958; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 12) Ain´t That Loving You Baby (Clyde Otis/Ivory Joe Hunter), spliced from takes 1,8,9,10&11; Recorded June 10, 1958; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 13) That´s When Your Heartaches Begin (Raskin/Brown/Fisher), alt. takes 7-13; Recorded January 13, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 14) One Night (Bartholomew/King), Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 15) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) Recorded November 28, 1976; Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA 16) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder), alt. takes 1, 21; Recorded April 30, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 17) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded January 15-18, 1957; Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, CA 18) I Need Your Love Tonight (Sid Wayne/Bix Reichner), Recorded June 10, 1958; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 19) „Old Spirituals“ interview excerpt Recorded August 31, 1957; Vancouver, Canada 20) (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Thomas A.Dorsey), alt. takes 2-3; Recorded January 13, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Moments Of Greatness
21) „Jailhouse Rock Out Soon“ interview excerpt; Recorded August 31, 1957; Vancouver, Canada 22) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 5, 1972 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 23) „The Hard Way“ next movie interview excerpt; Recorded March, 31, 1957; Detroit, MC 24) One Night (Bartholomew/King), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 25) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 26) „King Creole In London“ interview excerpt; Recorded September 22, 1958; Library at U.S.S. Randall, Brooklyn, New York, NY 27) King Creole (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), alternate master; Recorded January 15, 1958; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 28) King Creole Trailer 29) Danny (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman) alt. take nr. unknown; Recorded February 11, 1958; Paramount Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 30) „Nobody Takes A Swing At Me“ interview excerpt; Recorded August 31, 1957; Vancouver, Canada 31) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), master; Recorded January 15, 1958; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 32) Hard Headed Woman (Claude DeMetrius), master; Recorded January 15, 1958; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 33) „Best Acting Job“ interview excerpt; Recorded February 25, 1961; Memphis, Tennessee 34) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder); Recorded August 19, 1975 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 35) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded June 8, 1975 (AS); State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, MS 36) Is It So Strange (Faron Young); Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 37) Don´t (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), master take 7 incl. count in; Recorded September 6, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 38) I Need Your Love Tonight (Sid Wayne/Bix Reichner); Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 39) One Night (Bartholomew/King), master; Recorded February 23, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 40) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), master take 10 incl. count in; Recorded January 12, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 41) „Fabulous Collection“ interview excerpt; Recorded August 31, 1957; Vancouver, Canada 42) „282 Teddy Bears“ interview excerpt; Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 43) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe), master; Recorded January 15-18, 1957; Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, CA 44) „Gold Record“ interview excerpt; Recorded August, 1959; Bad Nauheim, Germany 45) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); Recorded April 14, 1972; Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 46) My Wish Came True (Ivory Joe Hunter), master; Recorded February 1, 1958; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 47) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 48) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 49) Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), master; Recorded September 7, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 50) Mean Woman Blues (Claude DeMetrius), movie version; Recorded January 22, 1957; Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, CA 51) (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader/Bob Miller); Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 52) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded August 1, 1971 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 53) (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Thomas A.Dorsey); Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 54) „Elvis´ Christmas Album“ TV Promo; Release date unknown 55) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson), master; Recorded September 5, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Redefining The Masters
56) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), alt. take 10; Recorded August 3, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 57) Loving You Trailer 58) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), takes 2,3; Recorded February 2, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 59) „What Type Of Role Do You Enjoy“ interview excerpt; Recorded February 25, 1961; Memphis, Tennessee 60) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe); Recorded January 28, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 61) „Karate Promotion 4th Degree“ telephone conversation excerpt; Recorded April, 1971 62) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded September 3, 1973 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 63) „Bad Temper“ interview excerpt; Recorded August, 1962; Hollywood, CA ) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded January 27, 1971 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 64) One Night Of Sin (Bartholomew/King), master; Recorded January 15-18, 1957; Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, CA 65) Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 4, 1970; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 66) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); Recorded September 3, 1972 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 67) I Beg Of You (Rosemarie McCoy/Kelly Owens), take 1; Recorded January 13, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 68) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), oneliner; Recorded June 27, 1968; NBC Studios, Burbank, CA 69) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 1, 1971 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 70) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA

Back With A Bang
71) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe); Recorded January 29, 1971 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 72) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded August 14, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 73) „Best Song I´ve Ever Sang“ interview excerpt; Recorded June 19, 1959; Munich, Germany 74) Don´t (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 76) (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader/Bob Miller); Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 77) Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), oneliner; Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 78) Jailhouse Rock/Don´t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/(Otis Blackwell); Recorded August 24, 1969 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 79) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded January 26, 1970 (0S); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 80) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 27, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 81) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded August 27, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 82) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded April 9, 1972 (AS); Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton Roads, VA 83) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose), oneliner; Recorded February 17, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 84) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 86) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson), oneliner; Recorded November 16, 1970; State Fair Ground Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 87) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), oneliner; Recorded February 19, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 88) „Biggest Hit“ interview excerpt; Recorded September 2, 1957; Portland, OR 89) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell); Recorded January 26, 1970 (0S); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 90) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded February 21, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 91) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded April 10, 1972; Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 92) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded August 11, 1972 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Nostalgia Ride
93) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded February 13, 1977; The Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL 94) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded August 31, 1976; Macon Coliseum, Macon, GA 95) „Loving You“ Monologue; Recorded August 26, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 96) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 19, 1975 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 97) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder); Recorded May 9, 1976 (CS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 98) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded May 25, 1977; Community War Mememoril, Rochester, NY 99) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell); Recorded May 7, 1975; Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 100) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded December 31, 1975; Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI 101) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); Recorded January 26, 1974 (0S); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 102) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded February 15, 1977; Sports Stadium, Orlando, FL 103) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded February 14, 1977; Bay Front Center, St. Petersburg, FL 104) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded April 30, 1976 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 105) „I´ll Whoop His Ass“ Monologue; Recorded February 18, 1973 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 104) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 6, 1973 (OS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 106) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded May 6, 1976 (DS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 107) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell); Recorded February 6, 1970 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 108) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded July 5, 1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN 110) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded June 29, 1974; Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO 111) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded January 28, 1973 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 112) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded July 24, 1975; Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC 113) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); Recorded May 7, 1973 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 114) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded May 22, 1977; Capital Center, Largo, MD 115) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder); Recorded May 6, 1976 (DS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 116) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded October 15, 1976; Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL 117) Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded July 3, 1976; Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX 118) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell); Recorded April 24, 1977; Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI 119) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded October 6, 1974 (ES); University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 120) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded June 24, 1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 121) „Karate Promotion 8th Degree“ Monologue; Recorded September 2, 1974 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 122) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded May 31, 1975 (AS); Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL 123) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded December 13, 1975 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 124) A Big Hunk O´ Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche); Recorded September 3, 1973 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Having Fun With The Classics
125) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded April, 1959; Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim, Germany 126) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded July 5, 1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN 127) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded November 11, 1970; Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR 128) My Wish Came True (Ivory Joe Hunter), oneliner; Recorded February 20, 1977; Coliseum, Charlotte, NC 128) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley); Recorded August 1, 1971 (MS); Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV 130) Trouble (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), oneliner; Recorded May 3, 1977; Saginaw Center, Saginaw, MI 131) Mean Woman Blues (Claude DeMetrius), oneliner; Recorded June 9, 1971; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 132) Loving You (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller); Recorded August 23, 1969 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 133) Young And Beautiful (Abner Silver/Aaron Schroeder); Recorded November 12, 1971; Hofheinz Pavillon, Houston, TX 134) Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson); Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 135) My Wish Came True (Ivory Joe Hunter), instrumental (Elvis on piano); Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 136) „One Night“ Dialogue; Recorded April 18, 1972; Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX 137) One Night (Bartholomew/King); Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 138) Hard Headed Woman (Claude DeMetrius), oneliner; Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, CA 139) Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), oneliner; Recorded November 18, 1972 (ES); The H.I.C., Honolulu, HI 140) Blueberry Hill (A.Lewis/L.Stock/V.Rose); Recorded February 6, 1974 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 141) „No Jailhouse Rock“ Monologue; Recorded February 17, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Update March 17, 2013


Elvis Snowbird Revisited

With great pleasure GRAVELROAD MUSIC announces the release of this excellent Show of 1971.

Deluxe Full color Digipack with 16-page booklet includes rare photos and extensive liner notes. Also included a Special bonus gift; a reproduction of an extremely rare two sided promo card this was only available in January – February 1971 at the International Hotel.

The January 29, 1971 Dinner show at the International Hotel Las Vegas.

It hardly needs introduction; the set list is a well-balanced mix with an impressive show!

A strong mix of his hits and fills the show with his latest recordings and topping it of with par excellence covers of very popular recent top ten charts hits like “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Sweet Caroline, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, Polk Salad, Something, Snowbird”.

Even the closing of the show had a drastic change.

Making the performances of January /February 1971 by far the most energizing starts of a Vegas Season.

The extra’s are a part of the Snowbird studio session with the unreleased undubbed Master take 6 & a rare take of the vocal harmony overdub by Elvis.

As extra bonus we included a seven-minute telephone conversation, privately taped in March/April 1971.

Elvis talks about recording sessions and performing in Las Vegas, his scary International Hotel earthquake experience. (The California/Nevada area had a big earthquake in February 1971).

Tracklist:
January 29, 1971 Dinner (8.15pm). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman 04 Love Me Tender 05 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Band Introductions 1 10 Johnny B Goode 11 Band Introductions 2 12 Something 13 Heartbreak Hotel 14 Blue Suede Shoes 15 Teddy Bear 16 Hound Dog 17 Snowbird (two false starts) 18 The Impossible Dream.

Extra : Part of the Snowbird studio session; 19. part of “Snowbird” rehearsal 20. Take 1 21. Take 2-5 22. Take 6 23. Elvis’ vocal harmony overdub 24. Elvis’ telephone conversation of March / April, 1971.
Update March 8, 2013


Elvis - "You Know It don't have to be strictly Country - Part 2

THIS IS PART 2 THE ULTIMATE ACETATE COLLECTION FROM 1970 WITH THE FIRST UNEDITED & UNDUBBED VERSIONS OF THE MASTERS!
22 TRACKS, with 20 Rare or Unreleased Acetate recordings.
All acetate recordings are collected from private collections of which many for the first time in this shape on CD. These are the acetates that Elvis took home to playback and agreed to be released! All tracks have been digitally restored and re-mastered. These acetates often sound better & different than what we know and made it to a LP or nowadays on CD. Together with Volume 1, it is the complete acetate collection of the famous Nashville sessions of 1970.

When you love the vinyl sound, this is the closest you ever get to Elvis’ original sound of that recording moment! This is the perfect addition to the FTD releases of “Elvis Country, Love letters from Elvis & Elvis, That’s the way it is” All tracks are digitally restored and improved BUT absolute priority has been given to the historical content, this to maintain the true sound of the recording. It comes with a 16 pages booklet with in-depth liner notes (part 2) and more info about the acetates and some unusual photos of Elvis.

JUNE 7
01. When I’m Over You (Take 1 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 02. I Really Don’t Want To Know (Take 4 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 03. Faded Love (Take 1 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 04. Tomorrow Never Comes (Take 13 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 05. The Next Step Is Love (Take 11 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 06. Make The World Go Away (Take 3 – Spliced Undubbed Master) Acetate 07. Funny How Times Slips Away (Take 1 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate (Previously Unreleased) 08. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Take 1 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate 09. Love Letters (Take 5 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate

JUNE 8
10. There Goes My Everything (Take 1) Originally released on ‘Great Country Songs’ 11. If I Were You (Take 9 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 12. Only Believe (Take 4 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate (Previous Unreleased with Count-In) 13. Sylvia (Take 8 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate (Previous Unreleased with Count-In) 14. Patch It Up (Take 8 – Unedited Undubbed Master) Acetate (Previous Unreleased with Count-In)

SEPTEMBER 22
15. Snowbird (Take 6 – Undubbed Master) Acetate (Previous Unreleased) 16. Where Did They Go Lord? (Take 6 – Undubbed Master) Acetate 17. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Take 2 – Unedited Undubbed Master) 18. Rags to Riches (Take 4 – Unrepaired Undubbed Master) Acetate



BONUS TRACKS
19. I’ve Lost You (Take 7 – With June 22 Backup Vocal Overdubs) (Previous Unreleased) 20. Bridge over troubled water (Take 8 – With July 18 Brass & String Overdub) (Previous Unreleased) 21. The Next Step Is Love (Take 11 – With July 18 Brass & String Overdub) (Previously Unreleased) 22. I’ll Never Know (Take 7 – With July 18 Brass & Strings Overdub - no Backing Vocals) (Previously Unreleased)
Update March 8, 2013


Such Night

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Such Night" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 16, 1969 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the almost complete show from August 16th midnight performance of the first Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 16th, as presented on this CD, represents one of the best show of Elvis’ first and maybe best Vegas season, Elvis’ first Vegas act is incredible, like a wild animal free from his cage, Elvis gave life to a memorable first season. Dressed in black tunic, Elvis stepped in the stage shaking, gyrating like nothing was changed in the last 9 years of his absence from the stage, He performed the best of his past hits and the new two singles from the Memphis 1969 sessions. The music is the focus of the season, Elvis appear better than ever, concentrate and strong He delivered a long show with no surprises in the track list respect the season, but pure dynamite from the begin to the end of the show.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the first season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music. The Tape was incomplete, Suspicious Minds was missing and most part of the Life Story dialogue (only the first 48 seconds left), we have been able to include Suspicious Minds from a second source of the same show in the matter to give to the show the deserved completeness. So enjoy our work and realize: this is one of the best possible audience recording of this season you can find all around! In spite the RCA recording of the last week of the season; here you have the chance to listen to a solid and powerful Elvis in an almost complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording.

As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative liner notes +a four pages booklet.

Tracks:
01.Intro;02.Blue Suede Shoes;03.I Got A Woman;04.All Shook Up;05.Dialogue(cut) 06.Love Me Tender;07.My Babe;08.Dialogue;09.Such A Night (one line) 10.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel;11.Heartbreak Hotel;12.Dialogue;13.Hound Dog 14.Dialogue;15.Memories;16.Dialogue;17.Mistery Train/Tiger Man;18.+Life Story19.Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do;20.Runaway;21.Are You Lonesome Tonight?;22.Yesterday/Hey Jude;23.Band Introducion;24.In The Ghetto;25.*Suspicious Minds26.What’d I Say;27.Can’t Help Falling In Love
*denote a difference source
+ Incomplete, first 48 seconds only
Approximate Total running time: 69.11
Update February 28, 2013


Never-Ending Demand” Vol. 3 + Vol. 4

To be released March 8, 2013: Rainbow Records proudly presents a new CD set (two separate cds) called “Never-Ending Demand” Vol. 3 + Vol. 4, featuring Elvis Presley´s complete performances of May 3, 1975 (Afternoon Show on Volume 3, Evening Show on Volume 4) at the Civic Center in Monroe, LA. Both shows have not been released on cd so far and will be presented in real good sound for an audience recording.

Although the “King” had turned 40 in January 1975, it seemed like there was never-ending demand for Elvis. Even during this tour (known as “Tour Number 13”) he had to play several shows in the same city to make people happy.

When the Colonel worked out the route for the tour, one of his rules was, that it didn‘t make sense to plan every day in advance. He contacted the management of venues and gave his O.K. to start selling tickets. In case the tickets sold like fresh bread, the management had the chance to ask for a second show, or if the demand was there, for a third one. During this tour, Elvis played 2 shows in Tampa, FL; the demand in Lakeland caused him to play a total of three gigs and to stay one more day than originally planned. Because of the huge demand in Atlanta where Elvis played three days in a row, there was no space for additional shows in Murfreesboro on April 29th.

That‘s the reason why the additional two shows had to be added to the end of the tour which resulted in an unusual travel road for the showgroup. The fans in Lake Charles, LA were fortunate enough to see two shows on one day and the fans in Monroe, LA were also blessed to see the Elvis show twice that historical May 3, 1975. And what the fans saw and heard this day was nothing less but great, as reporter J. P. Casey wrote in his May 4 “Monroe Morning World” article about the afternoon show: “…..when Presley really works at a number, such as How Great Thou Art, he is truly magnificent. And when he lets all the stops out on a number that has a good arrangement and full orchestra and backup vocals, such as Burning Love he is dynamite.”

Tracklisting:

Never Ending Demand Volume 3 -- Monroe 3.5.75 A/S 01. 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. Love Me Tender 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. Help Me 10. How Great Thou Art 11. Burning Love 12. Band Introductions 13. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton, instrumental) 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 17. School Day 18. My Boy 19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (with false start) 20. Alfie (excerpt) / I'll Remember You 21. The Wonder Of You 22. Let Me Be There 23. An American Trilogy 24. Help Me Make It Through The Night 25. Funny How Time Slips Away 26. Can't Help Falling In Love 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements

Never Ending Demand Volume 4 -- Monroe 3.5.75 E/S
01. 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. Love Me Tender 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. The Wonder Of You 10. Help Me 11. Burning Love 12. Band Introductions 13. What'd I Say 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 17. School Day 18. Johnny B. Goode (full version) 19. Steamroller Blues 20. Help Me Make It Through The Night 21. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 22. I'll Remember You 23. Let Me Be There 24. An American Trilogy 25. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) 26. Can't Help Falling In Love 27. Closing Vamp
Update February 28, 2013


Southern Gypsy Magic

Out shortly will be Straight Arrow's double-digipak release "SOUTHERN GYSPY MAGIC", featuring the wild July 23, 1975 Asheville show, plus bonus rarities from July 22 and 24. The show was originally issued on a 1997 CD called "GYRATING ASHEVILLE." But recently, Straight Arrow obtained a superior tape source, one too good to be kept in the vaults: a recorder equipped with two microphones, so there is noticeable "ambience," due to the channel separation. And, for the first time, the show is presented complete, with no edits.

As spring turned to summer in 1975, Elvis spent June and July touring America's southeastern states, giving fans a memorable series of up-tempo performances, night after night. It would be the last time he would do so with any consistency. Asheville was the final city on his July 1975 tour, with three consecutive nights sold out at the newly-built Civic Center. The middle show on July 23, which makes up the core of this release, offers a number of unexpected inclusions like "Turn Around, Look At Me," "Shake A Hand" and "Promised Land," the Chuck Berry classic released on single the previous fall. Bonus selections include a July 22 performance of "You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me" (possibly for the last time) and a rare version of "Memphis, Tennessee."

From July 24 is the only known live performance of "Pieces Of My Life." Yes, the complete July 24 show appeared on our 2005 debut, PIECES OF MY LIFE. However, instead of simply copying tracks from that disc, we chose to rework the first-generation tape from scratch, with even better results than eight years ago! The package is topped off with many beautiful images from July 23, plus a photo each from July 22 and 24. If you liked our other July 1975 tour outings, "PIECES OF MY LIFE" and "YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE", you will love this new 2CD-set, too. Do not miss the opportunity to own the ultimate release of Elvis' magical July 23, 1975 Asheville show.

CD 1: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Big Boss Man - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. It's Midnight - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Hound Dog - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. Turn Around, Look At Me - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) - 19. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) CD 2: 01. T-R-O-U-B-L-E - 02. Why Me Lord? - 03. How Great Thou Art - 04. Let Me Be There (w/ reprise) - 05. Shake A Hand - 06. Fairytale - 07. Introduction of Vernon- 08. Little Darlin' -09. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 10. Funny How Times Slip Away (with reprise) - 11. It's Now Or Never - 12. Promised Land - 13. Can't Help Falling In Love - 14. Closing Vamp / announcements BONUS (July 22): 15. Why Me Lord? (Elvis solo) - 16. Shake A Hand (with false starts) - 17. Memphis, Tennessee (with false start) - 18. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me BONUS (July 24): 19. That's All Right - 20. Jailhouse Rock - 21. Something - 22. Return To Sender - 23. Wooden Heart - 24. Shake A Hand - 25. Pieces Of My Life
Update February 26, 2013


ELVIS – ‘HE DIDNT COME WE DID’

ELVIS – ‘HE DIDNT COME WE DID’ is a special DVD Book presentation released in March 2013 in very limited numbers. The DVD contains nearly 100 more minutes of further outtakes from the movies ‘Thats The Way It Is’ and ‘Elvis on Tour’. This will contain further unreleased material from both as well as some we have had before but with different camera angles and also for first time in original widesecreen. The disc is accompanied with a hardback book containing over 100 pages of rare and unpublished photographs.
Source:email - Update Febriary 22, 2013

Country Hero in Vegas! Out Now

Just released on the VV label is their second release entitled "Country Hero in Vegas!" featuring the unreleased Las Vegas performances on January 30th 1971, dinner show. After the success of the first release We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

Here We present Elvis to the begin of the season .. no surprises in the tracklist with the exception of his latest single There Goes My Everything, but the show is extremely solid and good, the sound is good and powerful using a straight copy of the original source tape, We were able to keep Elvis' vocal power central to the mix whilst at the same time giving a new definition to the supporting musicians and singers.

Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the introduction of the new opening composition 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' which although written by Richard Strauss in 1894 was more closely associated with the Stanley Kubrick film '2001 A Space Odyssey', a recent cinema release. As we now know this thunderous opening would be used until the final concert Elvis performed. The season will also be remembered for the beautiful new closing number ‘The Impossible Dream’ which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.

The LP 140 VINYL GRAM is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied by relevant liner notes and with many photographs of the Elvis NOW suit from the season.

This vinyl will include a bonus CD and 7” vinyl EP. In the bonus CD you have the possibility to listen the complete concert + a selection of 16 songs (32 min.)soundboard recording, coming for the previous four days shows. From the opening night January 26 you can have the possibility to listen the evolution of Elvis’ performing during the begin of the season, we practically included all the songs no performed in the January 30 DS . In January RCA released what is without doubt the best Elvis album of the 1970’s, Elvis Country. In this season of Elvis performed three songs from the album. From here the EP idea in the matter to give the possibility to use the three songs performed to create a special Elvis Country EP. The EP comes with four songs and two fold sleeve both printed.

We hope you can enjoy this second product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
LP January 30 DS unreleased live audience recording

RUNNING TIME 48,00 MIN

SIDE A 01.2001 Theme 02.That’s All Right 03.I Got Woman 04. Love Me Tender 05.There Goes My Everything 06.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07.You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 08.Polk Salad Annie 09.Introduction

SIDE B
01.2001 Theme 02.Something 03.How Great Thou Art 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Little Sister/Get Back 06.Hound Dog 07.Suspicious Minds 08.The Impossible Dream 09.Closing Vamp

BONUS CD RUNNING TIME 79,50 MIN.
Jan.26 opening night* 01.2001 Theme,02.That’s All Right,03. Mystery Train Jan.27, Midnight Show * 04.Only Believe,05. How Great Thou Art 06.Make The world Go Away, Jan. 28 Dinner Show * 07.It’s Now Or Never, Jan, 28 Midnight Show * 08.I Got A Woman 09.You Don’t have To Say You Love Me 10.Sweet Caroline 11.Johnny B.Goode 12.One Night 13. The Wonder Of You 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. Teddy Bear

Jan. 29 Dinner Show *
16.Snowbird Jan.30 Dinner Show unreleased complete show 17.2001 Theme 18.That’s All Right 19.I Got A Woman 20.Love Me Tender 21.There Goes My Everything 22.You Don’t have To Say You Love Me 23.You’ve Lost That Love Feeling 24.Polk Salad Annie 25.Introductions 26.2001 Theme 27.Something 28.How Great Thou Art 29.Blue Suede Shoes 30.Little Sister/Get Back 31.Hound Dog 32.Suspicious Minds 33.The Impossible Dream 34.Closing Vamp

BONUS EP
01A. Make The World Gone Away Jan.26 opening night* 02A. There Goes My Everything Jan 27 midnight show* 01B. Snowbird Jan. 29 Dinner Show * 02B. There Goes My Everything Jan.30 dinner show
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording
Update February 19, 2013


COLLEGE PARK, SEPTEMBER 28, 1974

Coming soon...
ELVIS AS RECORDED LIVE IN
COLLEGE PARK
MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 28, 1974

- A 2 CD-SET
- Newly remastered
- 39 tracks including "Big Boss Man", "Love Me Tender", "Trying To Get To You", "Heartbreak Hotel", "How Great Thou Art", "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Blue Suede Shoes" and many others...

Including a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

This show was released on the "A Profile - The King On Stage Vol.2" boxset (released in 1996) from the Fort Baxter label - Now available for the first time on 2 cd's including bonus tracks recorded live on tour.

ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT SHOWS...
Tracklisting:
CD 1: 01 SEE SEE RIDER 02 DIALOGUE 03 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 DIALOGUE 10 LOVE ME TENDER 11 HOUND DOG 12 BAND INTRODUCTIONS (PART 1) 13 JAMES BURTON’S GUITAR SOLO 14 RONNIE TUTT’S DRUMS SOLO 15 DUKE BARDWELL’S BASS SOLO 16 GLEN HARDIN’S PIANO SOLO 17 BAND INTRODUCTIONS CONTINUES 18 BLUE CHRISTMAS 19 ALL SHOOK UP 20 TEDDY BEAR / DON’T BE CRUEL 21 TRYING TO GET TO YOU 22 KILLING ME SOFTLY (BY VOICE) 23 WHEN IT’S MY TIME (BY THE STAMPS QUARTET)

CD 2:
01 HEARTBREAK HOTEL 02 LET ME BE THERE (WITH REPRISE) 03 HOW GREAT THOU ART 04 HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG 05 BLUE SUEDE SHOES 06 DIALOGUE 07 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE 09 CLOSING VAMP 10 ANNOUNCEMENT

BONUS TRACKS - RECORDED LIVE ON TOUR
11 LAWDY MISS CLAWDY 12 WHY ME LORD 13 PROMISED LAND 14 YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN 15 THE WONDER OF YOU 16 THAT’S ALL RIGHT, MAMA (ELVIS ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR)
Update February 16, 2013


TOP NOTCH NASHVILLE - Elvis at RCA's Studio B - part 3

COMING NEXT WEEK!!!
New official cd release!
An album from Elvis One
("Top Notch Nashville - Part 1 & 2" and "Top Notch Hollywood")

Contains:

- 27 alternate takes (not released by the record company)
- most masters including studio chat
- best sound available
All tracks remastered for this cd release.
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

CD TRACKS:
01 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 3) 02 Suspicion (master) 03 Good Luck Charm (master) 04 Something Blue (master) 05 She’s Not You (master) 06 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 6) 07 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (take 2) 08 Fountain Of Love (take 3, 5 & 6) 09 Just For Old Time Shake (master) 10 (Such An) Easy Question (master) 11 Fountain Of Love (take 7 & 8) 12 Something Blue (take 5 & 6) 13 Night Rider (take 1 & 4) 14 You’ll Be Gone (master) 15 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 4) 16 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (tryout - fast tempo) 17 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (master) 18 Night Rider (master) 19 Fountain Of Love (master) 20 Suspicion (take 4) 21 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (master) 22 She’s Not You (work part take 1 & 2) 23 She’s Not You (work part take 3) 24 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (master) 25 Anything That’s Part Of You (master) 26 A Whistling Tune (take 1) 27 Follow That Dream (take 5) 28 Follow That Dream (mono master) 29 I’m Not The Marying Kind (take 1 & 5) 30 Sound Advice (take 2, 3, 4 & 5) 31 I’m Not The Marying Kind (take 7 + mono master) 32 Angel (mono master)
Update February 7, 2013


LIVE LOVE HOLLYWOOD - Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio

COMING NEXT WEEK!!!

New official cd release!
An album from Elvis One
("Top Notch Nashville - Part 1 & 2" and "Top Notch Hollywood")

Contains:

- 27 alternate takes (not released by the record company)
- 4 masters from the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!" including longer fade-out
- most masters including studio chat
- best sound available

All tracks remastered for this cd release.
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

CD TRACKS:
01 Relax (take 12) 02 How Would You Like To Be (take 1) 03 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 20) 04 Britches (vocal overdub, take 1, 2 & 3) 05 Return To Sender (master/longer fade-out) 06 Song Of The Shrimp (master/longer fade-out) 07 We’re Comin’ In Loaded (master) 08 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 21, 22 & 23) 09 Britches (vocal overdub, take 4 & 5) 10 Flaming Star (master) 11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (master/longer fade-out) 12 Because Of Love (master) 13 Thanks To The Rollin’ Sea (master/longer fade-out) 14 Take Me To The Fair (take 1, 2 & 3) 15 Cotton Candy Land (take 3) 16 I Don’t Want To (master) 17 The Walls Have Ears (master) 18 A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (master) 19 Earth Boy (master) 20 We’ll Be Together (take 4) 21 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 26) 22 Britches (vocal overdub, take 6) 23 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 24) 24 How Would You Like To Be (take 3) 25 I’m Falling In Love Tonight (take 7) 26 Happy Ending (take 9) 27 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (take 25) 28 Britches (vocal overdub, take 7)

Bonus tracks:
29 Mama (take 9, by The Amigos) 30 Britches (instrumental, take 1) 31 Britches (insert, take 1)
Update February 7, 2013


ALOHA, JERRY!

Audionics returns with their first CD of the year, dedicated to the eighth Las Vegas season. After the worldwide triumph of his "Aloha" benefit show, Elvis returned to a routine that was no longer challenging, two performances a night for a month. And it showed. Still, there were moments of joy. On January 28, "Elvis On Tour," nabbed Golden Globe's Best Documentary Film award. His current single, "Separate Ways," made top 15 in Cash Box. And he closed out the Vegas run with a fabulous performance on February 23, in front of superstars and astronauts. Here we have a complete recording of that evening, taped by a super-fan. Elvis delivers on a night that would be bass player Jerry Scheff's last for more than two years. As a bonus, selections from a newly-discovered, February 10 soundboard tape are included. This tape has a bass-heavy mix, possibly as a guide for future Presley bass players. The closing night audience tape is previously unreleased, taken from a first-generation copy of an original "booth recording," made from a booth close to the stage and PA speakers. It is remarkably superior to all previous editions of this show.

Tracklist:
Friday, February 23, 1973 CS 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Hound Dog - 12. What Now My Love (with 2 reprises) - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 15. Introduction of Pierre Adidge, Bill Porter, Ed Parker, Buzz Aldrin, Mama Cass, Dane Clark, Ernest Borgnine, George Hamilton, Ann-Margret - 16. I’ll Remember You - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp BONUS: Saturday, February 10, 1973 DS (soundboard) 21. Fever - 22. Heartbreak Hotel - 23. Johnny B. Goode - 24. Hound Dog - 25. What Now My Love - 26. Suspicious Minds - 27. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 28. Introduction of Jack Lord - 29. I’ll Remember You
Update February 5, 2013


Country Hero in Vegas!

To be released shortly (early February) on the VV label will be their second release entitled "Country Hero in Vegas!" featuring the unreleased Las Vegas performances on January 30th 1971, dinner show. After the success of the first release We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

Here We present Elvis to the begin of the season .. no surprises in the tracklist with the exception of his latest single There Goes My Everything, but the show is extremely solid and good, the sound is good and powerful using a straight copy of the original source tape, We were able to keep Elvis' vocal power central to the mix whilst at the same time giving a new definition to the supporting musicians and singers.

Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the introduction of the new opening composition 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' which although written by Richard Strauss in 1894 was more closely associated with the Stanley Kubrick film '2001 A Space Odyssey', a recent cinema release. As we now know this thunderous opening would be used until the final concert Elvis performed. The season will also be remembered for the beautiful new closing number ‘The Impossible Dream’ which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.

The LP 140 VINYL GRAM is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied by relevant liner notes and with many photographs of the Elvis NOW suit from the season.

This vinyl will include a bonus CD and 7” vinyl EP. In the bonus CD you have the possibility to listen the complete concert + a selection of 16 songs (32 min.)soundboard recording, coming for the previous four days shows. From the opening night January 26 you can have the possibility to listen the evolution of Elvis’ performing during the begin of the season, we practically included all the songs no performed in the January 30 DS . In January RCA released what is without doubt the best Elvis album of the 1970’s, Elvis Country. In this season of Elvis performed three songs from the album. From here the EP idea in the matter to give the possibility to use the three songs performed to create a special Elvis Country EP. The EP comes with four songs and two fold sleeve both printed.

We hope you can enjoy this second product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
LP January 30 DS unreleased live audience recording

RUNNING TIME 48,00 MIN

SIDE A 01.2001 Theme 02.That’s All Right 03.I Got Woman 04. Love Me Tender 05.There Goes My Everything 06.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07.You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 08.Polk Salad Annie 09.Introduction

SIDE B
01.2001 Theme 02.Something 03.How Great Thou Art 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Little Sister/Get Back 06.Hound Dog 07.Suspicious Minds 08.The Impossible Dream 09.Closing Vamp

BONUS CD RUNNING TIME 79,50 MIN.
Jan.26 opening night* 01.2001 Theme,02.That’s All Right,03. Mystery Train Jan.27, Midnight Show * 04.Only Believe,05. How Great Thou Art 06.Make The world Go Away, Jan. 28 Dinner Show * 07.It’s Now Or Never, Jan, 28 Midnight Show * 08.I Got A Woman 09.You Don’t have To Say You Love Me 10.Sweet Caroline 11.Johnny B.Goode 12.One Night 13. The Wonder Of You 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. Teddy Bear

Jan. 29 Dinner Show *
16.Snowbird Jan.30 Dinner Show unreleased complete show 17.2001 Theme 18.That’s All Right 19.I Got A Woman 20.Love Me Tender 21.There Goes My Everything 22.You Don’t have To Say You Love Me 23.You’ve Lost That Love Feeling 24.Polk Salad Annie 25.Introductions 26.2001 Theme 27.Something 28.How Great Thou Art 29.Blue Suede Shoes 30.Little Sister/Get Back 31.Hound Dog 32.Suspicious Minds 33.The Impossible Dream 34.Closing Vamp

BONUS EP
01A. Make The World Gone Away Jan.26 opening night* 02A. There Goes My Everything Jan 27 midnight show* 01B. Snowbird Jan. 29 Dinner Show * 02B. There Goes My Everything Jan.30 dinner show
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording
Update January 19, 2013


The complete On Tour Outtakes

Coming Soon is the DVD "The complete On Tour Outtakes" on the Eternal Flame productions label.

The Complete ON TOUR OUTTAKES (164 Minutes)
A fantastic new DVD release filled to the brim with outtake material from ‘On Tour’ (1972). There have already been a couple of releases with this raw footage that – fortunately for us – somehow escaped from the vaults from MGM. The producers of this DVD show us there is a treasure trove of material that would make a spectacular official remake of this in 1972, Golden Globe winning documentary. Because MGM/Warner/Turner will not produce such a remake in the near future, the producers of this DVD have made a nice start. Starting with a good looking and effective working Main Menu, you can choose the chapters of your liking. The producers have made this DVD in chronological order. Starting with the studio rehearsals, on to the rehearsal on the road and then on to the live concerts. Also: from the Madison Square Garden Press Conference (great footage and very sharp close ups of Elvis!) to the Press Conference in Hawaii (November, 1972) to announce ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ (in very good quality!).

You will get to view an enormous amount of material. Carefully researched from the best sources available. The rehearsals are fantastic to see and give us an intriguing look behind the scenes. Just how good are those images and what a pitty so less was used of it in the official version. To these eyes there are many new shots and camera angles, also with the live material. De images of Elvis in the dark blue suit (April 14th, 1972) are great! Another ‘very well done’ is the way ‘very raw footage’ is presented. Accompanied by music of Elvis we get to see all kinds of shots along the way; among that very complete footage of the TCB Band in a plane on their way to the next gig. Touching images of the Sweets sleeping in their chairs, knowing it is only recently that we have lost Sylvia and Myrna. All of this creates a wonderful portrait of what life was like in 1972 and that of Elvis On Tour in that very same year. The interview of Elvis with the producers of the film, shot in black and white, is one of the most stunning pieces of film shot for this project and should urgently be releases officially. To round it up: this DVD release is pure joy and a must have release for every fan!
Update January 16, 2013