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


Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Out shortly is the new Straight Arrow release “Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter”, which contains the St. Petersburg and Columbia 1977 concerts from newly obtained original audience recorded cassettes which both have surprisingly good sound. The Elvis tour in February of that year was affected in various ways by the weather conditions, which sometimes resulted in delays at airports and illness among the musicians and crew members. Presley himself was in less than stellar condition, and complained of a sore throat on some nights. Elvis gained some weight since the last tour, and the manic feel of those final December nights was now gone, but from February 14, he was in good voice for all remaining shows of his tour, and he even included rarities like ‘Release Me’ and ‘Blueberry Hill’.

A large chunk of the February 14 show and 2 tracks from February 18 were released from a soundboard sources, but we feel that these audience recorded tapes makes for a more entertaining and exciting listening experience. Note: The February 18, 1977 show was released in 1992 („ELVIS RELEASE ME IN CONCERT“) by the Peaf label, which was taken from an inferior source. If you liked our previous outing, „Chicago Double-Strike“, you will enjoy this new release, too.

CD 1 / Monday, February 14, 1977, St. Petersburg.

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. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 08. Guadalajara (one liner) / All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. And I Love You So - 11. Fever - 12. My Way - 13. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Blueberry Hill (with 2 false starts) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day - 22. Hurt - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Approx. running time: 66:41.

CD 2 / Friday, February 18, 1977, Columbia.

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 13. That's All Right, Mama - 14. My Way (with break) - 15. Release Me - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 17. Early Mornin' Rain - 18. What'd I Say - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 21. Bass Solo #1 (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 22. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Love Letters - 25. School Day - 26. Hurt (with reprise) - 27. Introduction of Billy Smith and Jo Smith - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Approx. running time: 74:57.
Update January 6, 2013

A DATE WITH ELVIS - 2012 FAN EDITION

The last release of this year is:

A Date With Elvis - 2012 Fan Edition

37 TRACKS - including:
- Complete unedited homerecordings (+ 4 edited versions)
- All overdubbed masters in the best sound from the 1983 "I Was The One" album
- Live recordings from 1974 and 1976
+ Radio recordings

Tracklisting:

EDITED HOME DEMOS
1. Spanish Eyes **
2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry **
3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do **
4. That’s All Right **

OVERDUBBED MASTERS FROM THE "I WAS THE ONE" ALBUM

5. My Baby Left Me
6. Little Sister
7. Don’t
8. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
9. Paralyzed
10. Baby Let’s Play House
11. I Was The One
12. Rip It Up
13. Young And Beautiful
14. Ready Teddy
15. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care

JACKSON, MS. SEPTEMBER 5, 1976 (8:30 PM) STATE FAIR COLISEUM *

16. Blue Christmas
17. Jingle Bells (Instrumental by band)
18. How Great Thou Art
19. Monologue
20. Can’t Help Falling In Love (incomplete)

LAS VEGAS, NV. SEPTEMBER 2, 1974 (12:00 AM) HILTON HOTEL *

21. I Couldn’t Live Without You (performed by Voice)

THE COMPLETE UNEDITED HOME DEMOS
PALM SPRINGS, CA. APRIL 1974

22. Spanish Eyes
23. Young At Heart
24. Let Me Be The One

SAM THOMPSON’S HOUSE MEMPHIS, TN. NOVEMBER 1973

25. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
26. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
27. Rocky Top (instrumental)
28. Spanish Eyes
29. C.C. Rider
30. That’s All Right Mama
31. Your Life Has Just Begun
32. Tear Drops
33. Elvis recites a poem

RADIO RECORDINGS

34. "Hello To Hawaii" (promo - 1956)
35. "Hello Australia" (promo - 1959)
36. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (newly found live recording - probably october 1, 1955 *)
37. "Aloha Elvis" (interview - January 9, 1973)
*Recorded live on stage
**Edited for this release - We've also included the complete recording
Update December 31, 2012

Paradise City

Touchdown Productions proudly presents their next release which will contain the concert from February 18, 1977 in Columbia, Florida. It's represented in the best possible soundquality from a newer source than what was used on the old release "Release Me" from 1992. Up above it is possibly the best concert from the first tour in 1977 and without a doubt one of best concerts he gave in 1977!

Tracklisting
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra [02] See See Rider [03] I Got A Woman/Amen [04] Love Me [05] Fairytale [06] You Gave Me A Mountain [07] Jailhouse Rock [08] O Sole Mio/ It's Now Or Never [09] Trying To Get To You [10] Little Sister [11] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel [12] Are You Lonesome Tonight? [13] That's Alright Mama [14] My Way [15] Release Me [16] Band Introductions [17] Early Morning Rain [18] What'd I Say [19] Johnny B. Goode [20] Drum Solo - Ronnie Tutt [21] Drum Solo Pt.1 - Jerry Scheff [22] Drum Solo Pt.2 - Jerry Scheff [23] Piano Solo - Tony Brown [24] Love Letters [25] School's Out [26] Hurt [with reprise] [27] Can't Help Falling In Love [28] Closing Vamp
Update December 31, 2012


ELVIS AS RECORDED LIVE IN LAKE CHARLES

Coming Soon
ELVIS AS RECORDED LIVE IN LAKE CHARLES - LOUISIANA - MAY 4, 1975 - EVENING SHOW
-Newly remastered
-38 tracks including the evening show from May 4, 1975 + 8 bonus tracks!
-Elvis sings "Jambalaya", "Johnny B. Goode", "Big Boss Man", "Fairytale", "My Boy", "Promised Land", "It's Midnight" and many others...

Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
The evening show from May 4, 1975 was released on the "A Profile - The King On Stage" boxset (released in 1995) from the Fort Baxter label - Now available for the first time on a single disc!
Tracklisting:
1 Elvis talks 2 Jambalaya 3 Love Me 4 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 5 Love Me Tender 6 All Shook Up 7 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 8 The Wonder Of You 9 Polk Salad Annie 10 Band Introductions (part 1) 11 What I’d Say featuring James Burton’s guitar solo 12 Ronnie Tutt’s drums solo 13 Jerry Scheff’s Blues solo 14 Glen Hardin’s piano solo 15 Band Introductions (part 2) 16 School Days 17 Johnny B. Goode 18 Steamroller Blues 19 T-R-O-U-B-L-E 20 I’ll Remember You 21 Why Me Lord? 22 Let Me Be There 23 An American Trilogy 24 Hound Dog 25 Elvis talks 26 Funny How Time Slips Away 27 Little Darlin’ 28 Can’t Help Falling In Love 29 Closing Vamp 30 Announcement

Bonus tracks - recorded live on tour:
31 Help Me 32 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 33 Big Boss Man 34 It’s Midnight 35 Promised Land 36 Fairytale 37 Burning Love 38 My Boy
Update December 19, 2012


Hampton on Tour & Bicentennial '76

Gravel road Music doesn’t want to end the year without bringing you one really great release. Two Hampton concerts in stunning sound. The “Bicentennial ’76” will raise a few questions for the critics as Elvis sounds way better now with a mastering job done properly… The second disc is a great re-mastering of the famous Hampton ’72 concert, which blows all previous releases of this show out of the water – Great sound, fantastic dynamics and Elvis in amazing voice. A real treat. We gratefully used original transfers from these concerts. Now you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and both recordings sounds more vibrant and spatial than before.

Star-Spangled Spectacular Bicentennial’76
This Special limited 2 CD set edition includes two spectacular Hampton concerts.

The first disc contains the legendary 1976 Hampton Bicentennial concert!
The second disc contains the famous 1972 Hampton On Tour Concert!
It comes in a wonderful deluxe digi-pack with booklet, extensive liner notes & photos.
You may have heard this before, but never in this quality.
August 1- 1976 (2:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum
It was a special year for America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Any American with patriotism wanted to show it in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about
this country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add ‘America The Beautiful’ to his set list.

The mastering ..
As Forest George writes in his assessment of this show: There is nothing more exciting to me than finding a (re-mastered) soundboard of an Elvis Presley concert. Audience recordings are fine, but sometimes you just want to hear the entire band and Elvis rock & roll’

This is so true, but… the concert has never been restored and re-mastered. UNTIL NOW!

August 1- 1976 (2:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum

2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful / Return To Sender / Band Introductions / Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson ) / What’d I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Battle Of New Orleans ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt (+ reprise) / Hound Dog - Good Golly Miss Molly (excerpt) / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. April 9 - 1 1972 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum We have added a very special extra concert to this Star-Spangled Spectacular Bicentennial ‘76 release: Elvis’ remarkable Hampton Roads concert as filmed for “Elvis On Tour” (April 1972). You may have heard this before, but never in this quality. The results are amazing: One of Elvis’ finest shows ever, and now with an ooommpphh that almost places you in the center of all the action. Thanks to the audio improvements, you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and the recording now sounds more dynamic and spatial than before.

April 9, 1972 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum

Also Sprach Zarathustra /. C. C. Rider /. Until It's Time For You To Go /. Polk Salad Annie /. Love Me /. All Shook Up / Teddy Bear (with 2 false starts)/Don't Be Cruel / Are You Lonesome Tonight? /. I Can't Stop Loving You / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / For The Good Times / Band Introductions / An American Trilogy / Love Me Tender / A Big Hunk Of Love / How Great Thou Art / Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps) / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp/Announcements
Update December 16, 2012

Just released - Chicago Double-Strike & Left A Good Job In The City

Out now is the new Straight Arrow release “Chicago Double-Strike”, which contains both Chicago 1977 concerts from a newly uncovered audience recordings which have not been in distribution previously (completely different tapes from previous Chicago ’77 release). The sound-quality is surprisingly good and you will feel that you are right in the middle of the crowd, cheering Elvis on as he delivers two solid, no-nonsense shows with plenty of highlights. His voice was strong and he was particularly impressive on songs like ‘Fairytale’, ‘Trying To Get To You’, ‘My Way’ and ‘Hurt’, with his voice really soaring on the high notes. Whatever the reason may have been for Elvis ‘upping his game’ on those two nights – some have suggested that it may have been due to the presence of several CBS execs – the Chicago ’77 concerts now stand out as genuine highlights from those final, sad months in the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley. Both recordings have a tremendous ‘you are there’ feel to them. Presented with the professionalism that you have come to expect from us, don’t miss this terrific release that will bring you back to those final glimpses of greatness of the greatest entertainer ever.

CD 1 / Sunday, May 1, 1977, 8:30pm, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider / When The Saints Go Marching In (excerpt) - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So - 13. My Way - 14. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. Hurt (with reprise) - 24. Introduction of Joe Esposito - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 / Monday, May 2, 1977, 8:30pm, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. My Way - 12. Polk Salad Annie (with false start) - 13. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 14. Early Mornin' Rain - 15. What'd I Say - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Blues theme, Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 21. School Day - 22. Hurt (with reprise) - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements.


LEFT A GOOD JOB IN THE CITY

Straight Arrow is very proud to present LEFT A GOOD JOB IN THE CITY – Elvis’ First Show In New York, June 9, 1972. We couldn’t believe our luck when we were offered an original tape as recorded by a member of the audience that special night. For many years there was a recording in circulation that was basically unlistenable. With great anticipation we purchased this new tape, and imagine our excitement when we could hear for ourselves that this tape is indeed much better and clearer, and with a good bass definition. This must be the most historically important audience tape to have turned up in recent years from the concert years. The MSG Garden shows were a true career highlight for Elvis, and opening night on June 9, 1972 was The Night. Moments before this recording started, Jackie Kahane was booed off the stage, but all that was forgotten once Elvis stepped on stage. He gave New York a night to remember. In fact, this may well be the best of the four MSG shows. Elvis’ performance is super-tight and his voice is just incredible. THIS is the show that the New York media all attended; and now, after 40 years, you can finally hear the actual performance that got him so many glowing reviews.

This new Straight Arrow release is the perfect companion to the recent Sony set ‘Prince From Another Planet’, and one that you simply must own. This is one of Elvis’ best and most critically acclaimed shows, and we consider it a sensation that this tape has turned up after all these years. The recording was carefully enhanced by some of the best audio people in the business (don’t worry, no ‘No Noise’ or other forms of audio squashing were used… A historical recording like this deserves respect, so we went the full nine yards to present this show in the best and most natural audio possible). By the way, the show includes a stunning ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ – the only time he sang it in New York. Presented in the usual Straight Arrow fashion with topnotch 16-page booklet with photos from all four NYC shows as well as a terrific essay, this new release is a beauty that you can’t afford to miss.

Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - 08. Polk Salad Annie – 09. Love Me – 10. All Shook Up - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 13. Love Me Tender - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 19. For The Good Times - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update December 14, 2012


Raising His Own Bar (CONVAIR)

Coming very soon from “CONVAIR” is a CD release called “Raising his own bar” featuring the previously unreleased Dinner Show August 14, 1969 by Elvis Presley. Just recently the “Convair” Label released “Bright Light City” featuring Elvis Presley’s Dinner Show August 12, 1969. With its stunning artwork and of course with a great show, the fans demanded for more. You may now say that you have an old Import CD at home called “The Winner Back In Vegas” also claiming that this release featured the August 14, 1969 Dinner Show but during the years fans and research proved that this information was wrong and it was a compilation of songs from various shows to represent a complete show. “Convair” has all the information tracked down and they are part of the 20 pages booklet that comes with the new release.

It’s the raw and powerful Elvis who is trying to raise his own bar from show to show. It’s the third week of his first engagement after the Hollywood era and one can feel that he enjoys himself in front of the audience. His jokes and his nervousness can be found during the monologue which often gets referred as “Life Story”. Hear him telling his own career is pure fun. As a special bonus we have included a rare audioclip of Jerry Scheff, bass player in 1969 of the famous TCB Band talking about being on stage with Elvis. This release comes once more with a stunning cover and is again limited to 300 copies only. Get it while you can.

Tracklisting:
01. Opening Riff / Blue Suede Shoes 02. I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me Tender 05. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel (Medley) 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Memories 09. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Medley) 10. Monologue (Life Story) 11. Baby What You Want Me To Do 12. Runaway 13. Are You Lonesome Tonight 14. Yesterday / Hey Jude (Medley) 15. Band Introductions 16. In The Ghetto 17. Suspicious Minds 18. What'd I Say 19. Can't Help Falling In Love
20. Bonus Track: Jerry Scheff talks about how he became Elvis´ bass player in 1969
Update November 28, 2012


Chicago Double-Strike & Left A Good Job In The City

Out next week is the new Straight Arrow release “Chicago Double-Strike”, which contains both Chicago 1977 concerts from a newly uncovered audience recordings which have not been in distribution previously (completely different tapes from previous Chicago ’77 release). The sound-quality is surprisingly good and you will feel that you are right in the middle of the crowd, cheering Elvis on as he delivers two solid, no-nonsense shows with plenty of highlights. His voice was strong and he was particularly impressive on songs like ‘Fairytale’, ‘Trying To Get To You’, ‘My Way’ and ‘Hurt’, with his voice really soaring on the high notes. Whatever the reason may have been for Elvis ‘upping his game’ on those two nights – some have suggested that it may have been due to the presence of several CBS execs – the Chicago ’77 concerts now stand out as genuine highlights from those final, sad months in the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley. Both recordings have a tremendous ‘you are there’ feel to them. Presented with the professionalism that you have come to expect from us, don’t miss this terrific release that will bring you back to those final glimpses of greatness of the greatest entertainer ever.

CD 1 / Sunday, May 1, 1977, 8:30pm, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider / When The Saints Go Marching In (excerpt) - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So - 13. My Way - 14. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. Hurt (with reprise) - 24. Introduction of Joe Esposito - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 / Monday, May 2, 1977, 8:30pm, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. My Way - 12. Polk Salad Annie (with false start) - 13. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 14. Early Mornin' Rain - 15. What'd I Say - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Blues theme, Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 21. School Day - 22. Hurt (with reprise) - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements.


LEFT A GOOD JOB IN THE CITY

Straight Arrow is very proud to present LEFT A GOOD JOB IN THE CITY – Elvis’ First Show In New York, June 9, 1972. We couldn’t believe our luck when we were offered an original tape as recorded by a member of the audience that special night. For many years there was a recording in circulation that was basically unlistenable. With great anticipation we purchased this new tape, and imagine our excitement when we could hear for ourselves that this tape is indeed much better and clearer, and with a good bass definition. This must be the most historically important audience tape to have turned up in recent years from the concert years. The MSG Garden shows were a true career highlight for Elvis, and opening night on June 9, 1972 was The Night. Moments before this recording started, Jackie Kahane was booed off the stage, but all that was forgotten once Elvis stepped on stage. He gave New York a night to remember. In fact, this may well be the best of the four MSG shows. Elvis’ performance is super-tight and his voice is just incredible. THIS is the show that the New York media all attended; and now, after 40 years, you can finally hear the actual performance that got him so many glowing reviews.

This new Straight Arrow release is the perfect companion to the recent Sony set ‘Prince From Another Planet’, and one that you simply must own. This is one of Elvis’ best and most critically acclaimed shows, and we consider it a sensation that this tape has turned up after all these years. The recording was carefully enhanced by some of the best audio people in the business (don’t worry, no ‘No Noise’ or other forms of audio squashing were used… A historical recording like this deserves respect, so we went the full nine yards to present this show in the best and most natural audio possible). By the way, the show includes a stunning ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ – the only time he sang it in New York. Presented in the usual Straight Arrow fashion with topnotch 16-page booklet with photos from all four NYC shows as well as a terrific essay, this new release is a beauty that you can’t afford to miss.

Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - 08. Polk Salad Annie – 09. Love Me – 10. All Shook Up - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 13. Love Me Tender - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 19. For The Good Times - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update November 23, 2012


Snoopin´ Round My Door (1955 – 1977)

Snoopin´ Round My Door (1955 – 1977) - Elvis revisits his best year 1956

1956 is without any doubt the most crucial year of Elvis’ career. The Hillbilly Cat became the King of Rock & Roll during that year. His television appearances rocked the nation, and his recordings redefined popular culture. Elvis was the first true rock star, and 1956 is the year where the whole thing just exploded for him. With a fresh RCA Victor recording contract in his pocket, an ambitious new manager named Thomas A. Parker promoting him, and nationwide television exposure to look forward to, the year looked very promising right from the outset. Even though some of the RCA Victor execs expressed concern about the quality of the material recorded at the January 1956 session in Nashville, the first single from that session, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, became a huge hit thanks to his appearances on the Dorsey Brothers ‘Stage Show’. From that point onwards, Elvis could do no wrong. He recorded so many great, classic songs that year, that it’s quite a task to list them all: ‘I Was The One’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘My Baby Left Me’, ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, ‘I Want You, I Need You, I Love You’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Too Much’, ‘Love Me’, ‘Paralyzed’… the list goes on and on. These recordings define Elvis’ greatness: they are the reason why we still listen to him today, more than 35 years after his death.

With this release we want to pay tribute to that remarkable year. But instead of using the regular versions, we wanted to dig a little deeper. So we searched out alternate versions from jam sessions, rehearsals, live shows, and in one instance, a re-recording. Most are complete versions, some are fragments, a few are mere one-liners – but they all help in explaining the importance that these songs had on the remainder of Elvis’ career. These songs were so crucial to him that, like it or not, he had to do them on stage. Much has been made of the sloppiness with which he performed some of them in his final years, which is undeniably true, but there are also numerous examples where he did very credible versions of these songs or where he tried to reinvent them. Of course, his problem ultimately always being, how can you improve on a classic? You can’t. Until now, these alternate versions have been nothing more than interesting footnotes in Elvis history, but we decided to gather them all in one place where they make sense and where they now get a chance to shine.

Instead of telling you what to listen out for and what to enjoy, we felt it would be more fun to make you do the exploring. The fun of releases like this is the surprise of hearing something that you weren’t expecting.

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD:

I Want You I Need You I Love You, July 1971 Lake Tahoe – Old Shep, May 1973 Lake Tahoe – Don´t Be Cruel, February 1971 Las Vegas – Hound Dog (original lyrics), August 1971 Las Vegas – When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, March 1975 Las Vegas - Love Me, February 1971 Las Vegas and many more.

CD1
„Embrionic“ Versions 1) „50´s Era“ interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 2) Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun), Recorded January 6, 1955; Lubbock, TX 3) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded January 22, 1955; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 4) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded May 6, 1956; New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 5) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded May 16, 1956; Little Rock, AR Alternate Masters 6) „Old Shep“ interview excerpt, Recorded August 29, Hollywood, CA 7) Old Shep (Red Foley), alt. take 5, Recorded September 2, 1956; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 8) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded April 28, 1960; RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA Rockin´ On Television 9) Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly (Charles Calhoun), Recorded January 28, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 10) Was The One (Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded February 18, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 11) Tutti Frutti (Dorothy LaBostrie/Richard Penniman), Recorded February 18, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY, 12) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March 24, 1956; CBS Studios, New York, NY 13) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded April 3, 1956; The U.S.S. Hancock, San Diego Naval Station 14) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), Recorded July 1, 1956; The Hudson Theatre, New York, NY 15) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded September 9, 1956; CBS Studios, Los Angeles, CA 16) Ready Teddy (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), Recorded September 9, 1956; CBS Studios, Los Angeles, CA 17)„Ed Sullivan Show“ monologue excerpt, Recorded August 24, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 18) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 19) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 20) Too Much (Lee Rosenberg/Bernard Weinman), Recorded January 6, 1957; CBS Studios, New York, NY 21) „TV Appearances“ monologue excerpt, Recorded August 26, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Moments Of Greatness 22) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 23) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), alt. take 1, Recorded February 3, 1956; RCA Studios, New York, NY 24) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 25) I Was The One (Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), fragment, Recorded August 31, 1957; Empire Stadium, Vancouver, Canada 26) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded September 26, 1956 (ES); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 27) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), fragments, Recorded April 2, 1957; Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, Canada 28) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 29) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded May 16, 1956; Little Rock, AR 30) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 31) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), alt. take 15, Recorded September 3, 1956; Radio Recorders, Hollywood 32) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 33) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 34) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 35) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 36) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 37) Paralyzed (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA 38) Ready Teddy (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), Recorded September 26, 1956 (AS); Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS 39) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 40) Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles Calhoun), alt. take 7, Recorded February 3, 1956; RCA Studios, New York, NY 41) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded December 16, 1956; Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

CD2
Redefining the masters 1) „Rock´n´Roll“ interview excerpt, Recorded September 22, 1958; Library at U.S.S. Randall, Brooklyn, New York, NY 2) Que Sera Sera /Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded April, 1959; Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim, Germany 3) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 1st version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 4) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 5) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded March 27, 1977; Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, TX 6) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded April 10, 1972; Coliseum, Richmond, VA 7) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 2nd version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 8) „Heartbreak Hotel“ interview excerpt, Recorded September 1956; NBC´s Monitor 9) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded April 10, 1972; Coliseum, Richmond, VA 10) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 30, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 11) Paralyzed (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 12) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), 3rd version, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 13) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 31, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Having Fun With Classics 14) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), fragment, Recorded January 15, 1968; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 15) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), fragment, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 16) Money Honey (Jesse Stone), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 17) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded at fall 1960; Monovale Drive, Hollywood 18) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 19) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded May 6, 1973 (MS); Lake Tahoe, NV 20) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 21) „I Was The One“ interview excerpt, Recorded May 16, 1956; Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR 22) I Was The One Schroeder/DeMetrius/Blair/Peppers), Recorded August 12, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 23) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded August 12, 1973 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 24) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), instrumental, Recorded March-May, 1969, Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 25) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded February 9, 1974 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 26) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), oneliner, Recorded July 31, 1971 (MS); Lake Tahoe, NV 27) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded August 23, 1972 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 28) „Love Me Tender“ interview excerpt, Recorded October 14, 1956; Country Coliseum, San Antonio, TX 29) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), fragment, Recorded December 4, 1956; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 30) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 31) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded December 10, 1975; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 32) Old Shep (Red Foley), request, Recorded June 24, 1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 33) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), oneliner, Recorded March 29, 1975 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 34) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded September 28, 1974; College Park – University, MD 35) Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco), oneliner, Recorded April 29, 1977; Arena, Duluth, MN 36) „I Want You, I Need You, I Love You“ interview excerpt, Recorded May 16, 1956; Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR 37) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff), fragment, Recorded March 15, 1971; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN

CD3
Back With Bang 1) „Vitality“ interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 2) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded January 27, 1971 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 3) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded February 23, 1971 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 4) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded August 24, 1969 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 5) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 6) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded February 23, 1971 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 7) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded August 14, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 8) Old Shep (Red Foley), oneliner, Recorded February 19, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 9) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded August 11, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 10) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded August 3, 1969 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 11) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 12) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 13) „Don´t Be Cruel“ interview excerpt, Recorded August 9, 1956; Daytona, FL 14) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded February 21, 1971 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 15) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 16) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 17) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded February 5, 1970 (DS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 18) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell), Recorded February 23, 1970 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 19) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded August 12, 1970 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Nostalgia Ride 20) „Tired Of Old Songs“ interview excerpt, Recorded June 9, 1972; New York Hilton, NY 21) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded July 19, 1975; Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 22) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded April 14, 1972; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 23) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded October 6, 1974; University, Dayton, OH 24) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded January 28, 1974 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 25) Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)/Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On (David Williams/Sunny David), Recorded April 27, 1973; Coliseum, Portland, OR 26) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded April 1, 1975 (CS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 27) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded April 14, 1972; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 28) „Blue Suede Shoes“ interview excerpt, Recorded May 14, 1956; Sawyer Auditorium, Lacrosse, WI 29) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded June 30, 1976; Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 30) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller), Recorded January 26, 1972 (OS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 31) My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Recorded August 19, 1974 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 32) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded March 3, 1974; The Astrodome, Houston, TX 33) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded December 4, 1976 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 34) When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan), oneliner, Recorded March 21, 1975 (MS); International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 35) Don´t Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley), Recorded June 23, 1973; Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 36) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded May 7, 1975; Mid-Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37) Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley), Recorded March 21, 1976; Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH 38) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), Recorded March 26, 1977; University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 39) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley), Recorded June 24, 1977; Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 40) Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), Recorded April 9, 1972; Coliseum, Hampton Roads, VA 41) „Personal Change“ interview excerpt, Recorded August 1962, Hollywood, CA


Update November 22, 2012


THE BICENTENNIAL KING VOL. 5

Introducing the fifth release on a label by the name of MILLBRANCH MUSIC here is another complete performance by Elvis Presley in the year of 1976. This time we chose to release a complete recording of Elvis´ performance from May 6, 1976. This very long show (more than 90 minutes) would not fit on one cd so this release simply has to be a 2 CD set.

Out by December 7, 2012 this will be factory pressed, limited to only 300 copies with an 8 page booklet containing lots of photos and information regarding Elvis´ last concert series in Lake Tahoe. The sound is very good for an audience recording and Elvis is delivering a decent show with some rare songs, being in good spirits. This concert has NOT been released yet on factory pressed cd. All you fans out there know what to expect from Elvis´ 76 Lake Tahoe performances - so if you are interested be advised to get your copy as soon as you can.

Tracklist:
CD1:
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. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Hawaiian Wedding Song 08. All Shook Up 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 10. Tryin' To Get To You 11. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) 12. Polk Salad Annie

CD2:
01. Band Introductions 02. Early Mornin' Rain 03. What'd I Say 04. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 05. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 06. Piano Solo #1 (Tony Brown) 07. Piano Solo #2 (Tony Brown) 08. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 09. Love Letters 10. School Day 11. Hurt #1 12. Hurt #2 13. Hound Dog 14. It's Midnight (with false start) 15. I'll Remember You (with false start) 16. How Great Thou Art 17. Introduction of Marty Passeta 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water (by request, with false start) 19. It's Now Or Never 20. Crying In The Chapel (by request, last live version) 21. Loving You (by request, last live version) 22. Young And Beautiful (by request, excerpt) 23. Jailhouse Rock 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp
Update November 20, 2012


Spring Spirit ´74

Here´s the next new release from Showroom Rec. The title is "Spring Spirit ´74"
It is an audience recorded Dinner Show from February 9,1974 in Las Vegas and comes in a 16 page booklet.
Here we have the track listing:
01 See See Rider 2:52 02 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 0:15 03 I Got A Woman / Amen 4:26 04 The Lord's Prayer 0:07 05 Love Me 1:30 06 Trying To Get To You 2:01 07 Sweet Caroline 2:12 08 Love Me Tender 1:48 09 Fever 2:50 10 Johnny B. Goode 1:36 11 Hound Dog 1:18 12 Polk Salad Annie [incl. false start] 3:29 13 Killing Me Softly [Voice] 2:53 14 Spanish Eyes 3:09 15 Why Me Lord [Voice] 2:48 16 Suspicious Minds 3:32 17 Band Introductions 1:46 18 Introduction of Pierre Adidge 0:28 19 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:14 20 Help Me 2:35 21 An American Trilogy 3:49 22 Let Me Be There [incl. reprise] 3:26 23 Can't Help Falling In Love 1:38 24 Closing Vamp 0:37
Update November 1, 2012

A Matter Of Duty

Here we have another new release due to be released soon from the "management" label titled "A Matter Of Duty" that is recorded live on stage in Mobile, Alabama on August 29,1976 Evening Show and comes with a 12 page booklet.
Here's the tracklisting
01 Also sprach Zarathustra 1:04 02 See See Rider 3:29 03 Elvis talks 1:44 04 I Got A Woman / Amen 5:58 05 Elvis talks 1:52 06 Love Me 2:22 07 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 3:14 08 You Gave Me A Mountain 3:49 09 All Shook 1:02 10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 2:14 11 And I Love You So 3:19 12 Jailhouse Rock 1:53 13 Fever 3:02 14 America The Beautiful 3:06 15 Band Introductions 2:21 16 Early Morning Rain 1:00 17 What'd I Say 0:46 18 Johnny B. Goode 1:05 19 Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 1:27 20 Bass Solo #1 [Jerry Scheff] 1:32 21 Bass Solo #2 [Jerry Scheff] 1:04 22 Piano Solo [Tony Brown] 1:36 23 Electric Clavinet Solo [David Briggs] 1:06 24 Love Letters 2:47 25 School Days 1:04 26 Hurt #1 1:52 27 Hurt #2 1:57 28 Hound Dog 1:20 29 My Heavenly Father [Kathy Westmoreland] 3:29 30 Elvis talks 0:49 31 That's All Right 2:20 32 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 3:13 33 Can't Help Falling In Love 1:38 34 Closing Vamp 1:45
total playing time 72:21
BONUS TRACKS
25.11.1976 ES, Eugene / Oregon
35 It's Now Or Never 2:57 36 Hurt 2:03 37 Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:33
Update November 1, 2012

Midnight delight & Glitter Of The Night Life

Two new CD releases from the "Touchdown" label will be available in November
The first CD "Midnight delight" included for the first time the complete midnight show from August 19, 1975 in very good quality! The CD will come as you're used to it by now with a 16-page booklet with lots and lots of rare pictures from Elvis' shortest engagement in Las Vegas.

Tracklisting:
1. See See Rider 3,37 2. Bathroom Story 1,15 3. Blue Suede Shoes 1,13 4. Young And Beautiful 2,08 5. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3,37 6. If You Love Me Let Me Know 2,52 7. Softly as I Leave You 3,00 8. It´s Now Or Never 2,27 9. Polk Salad Annie 3,47 10. Band Introductions Part One 2,01 11. Johnny B. Goode 1,09 12. Drum Solo 1,32 13. Bass Solo 1,44 14. Piano Solo 1,05 15. Band Introductions Part Two 16. Introduction Of the Righteous Brothers 3,01 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (with false start) 3,45 18. Why Me Lord? 2,42 19. Love Me Tender 2,40 20. All Shook Up 1,05 21. Love Me 2,01 22. Hound Dog 2,21 23. My Boy 3,58 24. Elvis Talks To The Audience 0,46 25. Can´t Help Falling In Love 1,57 26. Closing Vamp 1,06

The second CD "Glitter Of The Night Life" will come as a 2 CD set which offers you on the first CD the former unreleased dinner show from August 10, 1973, in very good sound quality!
The second CD includes recordings from August 11 & 19, 1973 in excellent quality. The shows have been released before, but at the wrong speed and in a much inferior sound than you can hear them now.
Tracklisting:
1. See See Rider 2. I Got A Woman/Amen 3. Love Me 4. Steamroller Blues 5. You Gave Me A Mountain 6. Trouble 7. Blue Suede Shoes 8. Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On/Mama Don´t Dance/Jailhouse Rock/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On 9. Love Me Tender 10. Hound Dog 11. Fever 12. What Now My Love 13. Suspicious Minds 14. Introductions 15. My Boy 16. I Can´t Stop Loving You 17. An American Trilogy 18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 19. Release Me 20. Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel 21. Can´t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp 23. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Bonus Track

CD 2
- Tracks 1-17 recorded on August 19,1973 at the Midnight Show. Tracks 18-28 recorded on August 11,1973 at the Midnight Show.
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. See See Rider 3. I Got A Woman/Amen 4. Love Me 5. You Gave Me A Mountain 6. Love Me Tender 7. Blue Suede Shoes 8. Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On/Mama Don´t Dance/Flip,Flop & Fly/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On 9. Fever 10. What Now My Love 11. Suspicious Minds 12. Introductions - incomplete 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. An American Trilogy 15. A BIg Hunk O´Love 16. How Great Thou Art 17. Can´t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp 18. See See Rider 19. I Got A Woman/Amen 20. Love Me 21. Steamroller Blues 22. You Gave Me A Mountain 23. Trouble 24. Blue Suede Shoes 25. Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On/Mama Don´t Dance/Jailhouse Rock/Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On 26. Love Me Tender 27. Fever 28. Bridge Over Trouble Water - incomplete

Update October 29, 2012


Out Now - Wild Tiger at the Hilton Vol. 4

The MxF label has released their fourth volume of “Wild Tiger at the Hilton'' featuring the COMPLETE and UNRELESEAD Las Vegas January 28, 1974 Dinner Show.

After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. The early season show here presented is without doubt better as quality respect the one included in the volume 3. Elvis appears concentrate and his performance is superb , He deliveries a long show, practically 60 minutes….respect the classic 45.00 min. of the rest of the Season. Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie “My Baby Left me” without forget the classic early 70’ songs like You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling, Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline. As you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice at year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.
Best song: If You Love Me The Love from Elvis for the song cannot be denied, He able to make the own song.. delivering an original version with a full reprise. The show is unreleased and complete, Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis’ voice is loud and clear, the band sounds very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panel digipack with a collection of photos taken during the Season.
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Wild Tiger At The Hilton vol.4 the status of UNIQUE.
Don’t miss it!!!!
Tracklist:
As recorded live at Las Vegas Hilton, January 28, 1974 DS
01. Intro 02. CC Rider 03. I Got a Woman 04. Love Me 05. My Baby Left Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Sweet Caroline 08. Love Me Tender 09. Trying To Get To You 10. Rock Medley 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 14. Spanish Eyes 15. Why Me Lord ? (by Stamps) 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introduction 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. Help Me 20. An American Trilogy 21. Let Me Be There (+ reprise) 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
CD time about 60.00 min
Update October 25, 2012


With A Humble Heart

Straight Arrow is continuing their popular collector's series of 2 shows from one evening, released in a single package. This time the producers have chosen two excellent performances from Sunday, February 3, 1974 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

On this collection there are worthy performances of revived songs like “Tryin’ To Get To You”, “Sweet Caroline” and a powerful “Polk Salad Annie”, The December ’73 Stax sessions are represented here with pleasant renditions of “Spanish Eyes” and “Help Me”. “An American Trilogy” is as powerful as ever and Elvis' passion for Olivia Newton-John’s “Let Me Be There” is evident too, with the ending being reprised in both shows.

As fans have come to expect from us, the tapes are of very good quality, sourced from early generation copies of the original cassettes. The double digipak contains liner notes and is filled with photos from the Montgomery, AL, March 6th, 1974 show, due to a lack of quality images from Presley’s January-February 1974 engagement.

As usual, these recordings have been carefully engineered to be presented in the best possible sound. Tracks: CD 1 / Sunday, February 3, 1974 Dinner Show:

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

CD 2 / Sunday, February 3, 1974 Midnight Show:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Tryin’ To Get To You - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Johnny B. Goode - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Killing Me Softly with His Song (Voice) - 13. Spanish Eyes - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 17. I Can't Stop Loving You - 18. Help Me - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update October 22, 2012


Out Now - Stronger than Pride

Out Now: "Stronger than Pride", that is the first release of the new label “VV”, after 40 years….. if we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972, in spite his personal problems or thanks to these we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability. The Elvis show is short, 45-50 minutes and is basic with little variation in the tracklist, this theme is continued throughout, always including the new repertoire. Here We present Elvis to the end of the season the closing night the afternoon show..

There are no surprises in the tracklist but the show is extremely solid and good, almost supernatural if we consider, it comes after one month of daily routine. The sound is good and powerful it comes directly from the original tape, the mix is rough giving us the possibility to listen very clear all the band in action. This vinyl pressing include a bonus cd, where you have the possibility to listen the same concert + the six “news” songs from the opening night in this way you can compare too the evolution of Elvis’ performing during the season. The LP 140 VINYL GRAM is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an inside high quality GLOSSY paper booklet OF FOUR PAGE LP sized. We hope you can enjoy this our first product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.

LP February 23 DS unreleased live audience recording
RUNNING TIME 45,00 MIN
SIDE A
01.2001 Theme 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
SIDE B
01.Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 02.Hound Dog 03.A Big Hunk O’ Love 04.Help Me Make It Through The Night 05.Suspicious Minds 06.Band Introductions 07.An American Trilogy 08.Can’t Help Falling In Love 09.Closing Vamp

BONUS CD RUNNING TIME 73 MIN.
01.2001 Theme 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.Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 11.Hound Dog 12.A Big Hunk O’ Love 13.Help Me Make It Through The Night 14.Suspicious Minds 15.Band Introductions 16.An American Trilogy 17.Can’t Help Falling In Love 18.Closing Vamp 19*.Never Been To Spain 20*.You Gave Me A Mountain 21*.Until It’s Time For You To Go 22*.A Big Hunk O’ Love 23*.An American Trilogy 24*.I’ll Remember You 25+.It’s Impossible 26+.The Impossible Dream 27°.It’s Over *January 26 opening night + February 16ms°February 17 ds
Tracks previously released soundboard recording
October 1, 2012


Wednesday Night Roll Over!

It’s All About Elvis! A week into his March-April engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton, Elvis continued to offer generally dynamic performances, filled with good humour and a sense of fun. A good deal of the set from the midnight show on March 26, 1975 incorporated songs from his sessions at RCA Hollywood from earlier that month, all of which would appear on the Elvis Today album. Three-quarters of his two most recent singles received an airing as well, with ‘Promised Land’ sounding frisky indeed. The often-lengthy, angry and too-revealing monologues from the previous summer in Las Vegas were now gone.

On this set is a superb-quality off-line recording of the entire show, and it’s a delight. There are commendable performances of 'I’ll Remember You’ (with a quick one-liner of Dionne Warwick’s 1967 hit ‘Alfie’ at the start), 'It's Midnight' (with a funny false start), 'Big Boss Man', ‘And I Love You So', 'Burning Love' and his current top-twenty RCA single, the dramatic 'My Boy.’ Elvis even throws in the seldomly performed ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go.’ Wednesday’s child might have been full of woe, but Wednesday night’s gig at the Hilton is full of go-go-go!

As fans have come to expect, this recording is of very good quality, sourced from an early generation copy of the original cassette. It was recorded by the same fan who taped shows used for our previous release, "AMORE, ELVIS". The digipak contains excellent liner notes and is filled with photos from the March-April 1975 engagement. As usual, these recordings have been carefully engineered to be presented in the best possible sound. If you have enjoyed "AMORE ELVIS", you will love "WEDNESDAY NIGHT ROLL OVER"! That’s a guarantee, baby! 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 (with false start) - 09. Promised Land - 10. Fairytale (with false start) - 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 & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 17. School Day - 18. My Boy - 19. I'll Remember You - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 22. Until It's Time For You To Go - 23. Burning Love - 24. Steamroller Blues - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update September 20, 2012


Wild Tiger at the Hilton Vol. 4

The MxF label will release soon the fourth volume of “Wild Tiger at the Hilton'' featuring the COMPLETE and UNRELESEAD Las Vegas January 28, 1974 Dinner Show.

After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. The early season show here presented is without doubt better as quality respect the one included in the volume 3. Elvis appears concentrate and his performance is superb , He deliveries a long show, practically 60 minutes….respect the classic 45.00 min. of the rest of the Season. Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie “My Baby Left me” without forget the classic early 70’ songs like You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling, Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline. As you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice at year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.
Best song: If You Love Me The Love from Elvis for the song cannot be denied, He able to make the own song.. delivering an original version with a full reprise. The show is unreleased and complete, Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis’ voice is loud and clear, the band sounds very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panel digipack with a collection of photos taken during the Season.
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Wild Tiger At The Hilton vol.4 the status of UNIQUE.
Don’t miss it!!!!
Tracklist:
As recorded live at Las Vegas Hilton, January 28, 1974 DS
01. Intro 02. CC Rider 03. I Got a Woman 04. Love Me 05. My Baby Left Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Sweet Caroline 08. Love Me Tender 09. Trying To Get To You 10. Rock Medley 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 14. Spanish Eyes 15. Why Me Lord ? (by Stamps) 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introduction 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. Help Me 20. An American Trilogy 21. Let Me Be There (+ reprise) 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp
CD time about 60.00 min
Update September 13, 2012


Night On The Town

Touchdown Productions latest release is out now.
This time you'll get to hear the by now unreleased midnight show from March 29, 1975 in Vegas in good quality for an audience recording!

Elvis presented a strong line-up - almost without his 50s classics. Added to the main show you'll get another 5 bonus tracks from which the ones from March 28 are also unreleased and in good quality!
Opening Theme - See See Rider - Rip lt Up (exc.) - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - And I Love You So - Big Boss Man - It's Midnight - Burning Love - Introductions - I Can Help (exc.) - My Boy - I'll Remember You - My Heavenly Father (performed by Kathy Westmoreland) - Let Me Be There - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Tiger Man - Can't Help Falling In Love BONUS: Promised Land* - Fairytale* - Help Me** - I'm Leavin'** - Heartbreak Hotel**
* March 25, 1975 (MS) ** March 28, 1975 (DS)
The CD will come with a full-color 16-page booklet with lots of rare pictures from the Vegas engagement in March/ April 1975!
Update September 12, 2012


Bright Light City

OUT SEPTEMBER 3, 2012: The third release on the new label CONVAIR brings us a rare recording of a great live performance Elvis did at the Las Vegas International Hotel on August 12, 1969 (Dinner Show). Recorded by a fan in the audience this release is for the collectors. Accompanied by a 20 page booklet telling interesting facts about Elvis´ return to live performances after almost nine years in words and pictures it´s a very nice collectors-package. Go and get it while you can, this release is – as usual for CONVAIR products - limited to 300 copies only. You know what to expect from Elvis in Vegas in 69 – pure magic!

Tracklisting:
01. Orchestra Intro 02. Opening Vamp / Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Jailhouse Rock / Don´t Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. Memories 10. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 11. Monologue 12. Baby What You Want Me to Do 13. Runaway 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight 15. Yesterday / Hey Jude 16. Band Introductions 17. In The Ghetto 18. Suspicious Minds 19. What´ D I Say 20. Can´t Help Falling In Love
21. Bonus Track: Ronnie Tutt talks about how he became Elvis´ Drummer in 1969
Update: August 30, 2012


Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980

The new volume in the "Unedited Masters" series sub-titled "Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980" is out now. According to their flyer this is the best of that series with several "firsts" such as the overdubbed version of "It's A Matter Of Time" taken directly from studio tape instead of a scratchy acetate, an X-rated ending of "the first take" of "Fool", first release of the 1980 re-recording of "For Ol' Times Sake" which is one of their best re-recording but still unreleased to this day. See the flyer for all the details concerning this new release from Venus Productions.

Update August 24, 2012

THE BICENTENNIAL KING VOL. 4

Introducing the forth release on a label by the name of MILLBRANCH MUSIC here is another complete performance by Elvis Presley in the year of 1976. Out by May 9, 2012 this will be a factory pressed cd (no cdr!!!) limited to only 300 copies with an 8 page booklet containing lots of photos and an original 1976 Rochester, NY newspaper article with information regarding the Elvis concert at the Community War Memorial on July 26, 1976. The sound is very good for an audience recording and Elvis is delivering a decent show, being in good spirits. This concert has NOT been released yet on factory pressed cd. All you fans out there know what to expect from Elvis´ Rochester 76-performance - so if you are interested be advised to get your copy as soon as you can.

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel 09. And I Love You So 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Early Morning Rain 16. What I´d Say 17. Johnny B. Goode 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 19. Bass Solo 1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 20. Bass Solo 2 (The Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 23. Love Letters 24. School Day 25. Hurt (with reprise) 26. Hound Dog 27. Funny How Time Slips Away 28. Can´t Help Falling In Love 29. Closing Vamp / Announcement
Update May 3, 2012


‘ELVIS IS BACK’ REVISITED!

Out very soon is a stunning new audiophile version of the landmark album ELVIS IS BACK! from 1960. Victrola reworked the masters and in several cases was able to get the best audio thus far. Listen and compare – the crystal clear and warm quality of these recordings will surprise even those who have the official versions of this album. Victrola is also the first to place these recordings in the context of his career. You will hear early try-outs, home recordings, alternate takes, rehearsals and later live versions. Elvis clearly thought a lot of this album and returned to it again and again as a source for inspiration, a theme that is explored in the fascinating liner notes. ELVIS IS BACK! is presented in a sensational packaging (deluxe foldout full colour digipack) with topnotch design, relevant photos (many of them rare) and a fascinating 20-page booklet.

CD1
1) „Elvis is Back!“ interview excerpt 0:40 Recorded March 8, 1960; Graceland, Memphis, TN 2) Make Me Know It (O. Blackwell) 2:00 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 3) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:33 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 4) The Girl Of My Best Friend (B. Ross/S. Bobrick) 2:23 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 5) „Future plans“ interview excerpt 0:34 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 6) I Will Be Home Again (Benjamin/Leveen/Singer) 2:34 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 7) Dirty, Dirty Feeling (J. Leiber/M. Stoller) 1:34 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 8) Thrill Of Your Love (S. Kesler) 3:01 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 9) Soldier Boy (D. Jones/T. Williams Jr.) 3:06 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 10) „Feel for music material“ interview excerpt 0:46 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 11) Such A Night (L. Chase) 3:00 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 12) It Feels So Right (F. Wise/B. Weisman) 2:10 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 13) Girl Next Door Went A´Walking (B. Rise/T. Wayne) 2:13 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 14) Like A Baby (J. Stone) 2:39 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 15) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:40 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 16) „Home Recording“ interview excerpt 0:17 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 17) Stuck On You (A. Schroeder/S. Leslie Mc Farland) 2:20 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 18) Fame And Fortune (F. Wise/B. Weisman), take 1 2:24 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 19) A Mess Of Blues (D. Pomus/M. Shuman) 2:41 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 20) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 3:16 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 21) I Gotta Know (P. Evans/M. Williams) 2:17 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 22) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:08 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 23) „European Tour“ interview excerpt 0:43 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany
TOTAL TIME 51:01

CD2
1) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:44 Sun Studios Jam Session, December 12, 1956 2) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:52 Recorded live in Charlotte, NC, February 21, 1977 3) There´s No Tomorrow (Hoffman/Corday/Carr) 2:24 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 4) Soldier Boy (D. Jones/T. Williams Jr.) 1:44 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 5) Apron Strings (Weiss/Schroeder) 2:33 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 6) The Titles Will Tell (previously mislabeled as „Number Eight“) (C. Underwood) 2:46 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 7) Stuck On You (A. Schroeder/S. Leslie Mc Farland) 2:24 TV Recording for „The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show“March 20, 1960 8) Fame And Fortune (F. Wise/B. Weisman) 2:26 TV Recording for „The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show“March 20, 1960 9) Such A Night (L. Chase) 2:37 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 10) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:22 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 11) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:45 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 12) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 2:56 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 13) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:15 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 23, 1969, Midnight show 14) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:01 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 3, 1969 15) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 2:19 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, February 23, 1970, Closing show 16) Such A Night (L. Chase) 1:44 Rehearsal for „That´s The Way It Is“, July 29, 1970 17) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 2:41 Recorded live in Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972 18) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:38 Rehearsal for 7th Season in Las Vegas, NV July-August 1972 19) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) / Are You Horny Tonight (one line) 2:27 Rehearsal for „That´s The Way It Is“, July 29, 1970 20) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 2:50 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 11, 1972, Dinner show 21) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 2:57 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 19, 1975, Midnight show 22) Such A Night (L. Chase) 1:41 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, December 12, 1976, Closing show 23) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:01 Recorded live in Toledo, OH, April 23, 1977 24) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:54 Recorded live in Pittsburgh, PA, December 31, 1976 25) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:52 Recorded live in Charlotte, NC, February 21, 1977 26) O Sole Mio (E. di Capua/G. Capurro) / It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 3:42 Recorded live in Madison, WI, June 24, 1977 27) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 1:05 Recorded live in Jackson, MS, June 8, 1975, Afternoon show
TOTAL TIME 73:40
Update May 2. 2012


Elvis: Hawaii, For God And Country" new delay

Editorial news update..

Due to recent developments and new contacts made, and new collaborations established, we have had to revise our release plans. We want to bring you the definitive product on HAWAII ’61, and not just a quicky money grabber as some might be tempted to do, hence our decision to delay our release for a few more weeks. Various top collectors have provided unique photos and other materials with us, which we intend to share with you. Moreover, we will have some surprising – no, make that revealing info – about the show and the way it was recorded. Some of this information will blow your mind! The basic concept of our release - the CD with ticket, promo photo and the vinyl issue – will remain the same. However, the format of the book will be different, BIGGER, BETTER and MORE photos. Wait a sec, make that more UNRELEASED photos! Due to the large amount of new data about the show there will also be more text, and yes, more AUDIO. We want to do this right, and even though we are doing our best to meet our deadline, we believe that our main goal should be a top of the line final product. That’s why “Elvis – Hawaii; for God and Country” will now be released this summer. We are all very excited about these recent developments and look forward to sharing all this with you.
Thank you for your patience.
3764BLVD Publishing
Update April 10, 2012


Payin´The Dues

In two weeks two new CD's from the Touchdown label will be released. The first one was already announced some time ago (Into The Light) and the second release is "Payin´The Dues In Tahoe".
This time the show is complete for the first time, the previous one on the Rainbow label the Song "Let Me Be There" was missing, and quality is much better now too.
Payin´The Dues
As recorded on October 13, 1974 in Las Vegas at the midnight show.
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.02) [02] See See Rider (3.05) [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (6.31) [04] Greeting The Audience (0.38) [05] Love Me (1.27) [06] All Shook Up (0.59) [07] Teddy Bear/Don‘t Be Cruel (2.03) [08] Heartbreak Hotel (1.56) [09] If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2.50) [10] Fever (3.09) [11] Big Boss Man (2.42) [12] It‘s Midnight (3.14) [13] Hound Dog (1.29) [14] Joking With The Audience (0.37) [15] Introductions Pt.1 (4.43) [16] Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.50) [17] Introductions Pt.2 (4.43) [18] Why Me Lord(2.35) [19] I‘m Leavin‘ (3.08) [20] Johnny B. Goode (1.30) [21] Hawaiian Wedding Song (2.30) [22] Let Me Be There (3.16) [23] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.53)
Updated April 8, 2012

Wild Tiger in Concert

The MxF label will release soon the first volume of “Wild Tiger in Concert" featuring the Long Beach, November 14, 1972 Show.
The November Tour represent the third tour of a busy year, Elvis in 1972 is still a rocking Elvis but without any doubt it is the last year with Elvis is still on the top of his shape. For this reason his performance is superb, in spite some fatigue and maybe some worries about the imminent Hawaii TV satellite Show, Elvis is very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm and he sings with power the classic repertoire of the 1972 including the incredible “new rocker single” “Burning Love”. On stage you see an impressive figure in his Aztec star blue jumpsuit and golden cape, the rocker attitude still intact, his voice is great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 28.000 lucky people attended at the two shows of Long Beach.

The show was previously released in a substandard quality using an unknown generation copy of the tape released by the Tiger label way back in 1991. Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The improvement is incredible, the sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis’ voice is loud and clear, the band sounds very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panel digipack with a collection of photos taken during the actual show. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a poster 24x12 cm.
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Wild Tiger in Concert the status of UNIQUE. Don’t miss it!!!!
Tracklist:
As recorded live at Long Beach Arena, November 14, 1972 01.2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Until It's Time For You To Go 05.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 06.Polk Salad Annie 07.Love Me 08.All Shook Up 09.Heartbreak Hotel 10.Blue Suede Shoes 11.One Night 12.Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 13.Hound Dog 14.Love Me Tender 15.Little Sister/Get Back 16.How Great Thou Art 17.Suspicious Minds 18.Introductions 19.Burning Love 20.Funny How Time Slips Aways 21.You Gave Me A Mountain 22.Fever 23.A Big Hunk Of Love 24.Can't Help Falling In Love 25.Closing Vamp
CD runs about 56.00 min.
Updated April 6, 2012


Labor Day Madness!

COMING SOON IS THE LATEST MUST-OWN RELEASE FROM THE CELEBRATED STRAIGHT ARROW LABEL:
This time around fans may thrill to two fantastic Nevada summer performances by the King: the Saturday, September 2, 1972 Special 3AM Show and the Sunday, September 3, 1972 Midnight Show. Both were recorded by the same super-fan, and the Sunday tape is previously-unreleased.

The set will be housed in a deluxe digipack, with photos taken from the 1972 "Summer Festival."

As usual, the recordings are excellent quality, sourced from first-generation, 1981 cassette copies of the original mono tapes.

Sit down, relax, put on a pair of comfortable headphones, and be transported back to a crazy Labor Day weekend at the Hilton, where Elvis was rocking fans and celebrities alike. Elvis looked great and he sang even better!

Tracks:
CD 1 / Saturday, September 2, 1972, Special 3AM Show
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. Polk Salad Annie - 07. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. All ShookUp - 14. Love Me Tender - 15. Hound Dog - 16. I'll Remember You - 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps) - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 20. Introduction of celebrities Bob Dover, Gunther Gebel-Williams, Shirley MacLaine, Marty Allen, Pat Henry, Tom Jones, Leslie Uggams and the 5th Dimension - 21. My Way - 22. A Big Hunk O' Love - 23. You Gave Me A Mountain - 24. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 / Sunday, September 3, 1972, Midnight Show
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. Polk Salad Annie - 07. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. All Shook Up - 14. Love Me Tender - 15. Hound Dog - 16. I'll Remember You - 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps) - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 20. My Way - 21. A Big Hunk O' Love - 22. You Gave Me A Mountain - 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Also the latest CD release from Straight Arrow "Watching Your Dreams Into Ashes" is out now too.
March 28, 2012


Vegas Variety Vol. 9

OUT TODAY, March 19, 2012: Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 9 of their series "Vegas Variety", featuring the complete performance of December, 1976 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.
Rainbow Records is able to deliver the third to last Las Vegas performance Elvis ever did. This time the guys from RR managed to obtain the original cassette tape with a recording from this very evening. The fan who recorded the show in 1976 knew exactly how to do it and used two microphones and a very good recorder – so you can expect to hear the show in really good sound. Probably even listenable for the "I don´t like audience recordings" guys out there, who knows? Anyhow - it is important for many Elvis-Fans to have just about every show Elvis ever did in their collection. Unfortunately there is no soundboard or professional recording available for every show. But still we are fortunate enough to hear most of the concerts because of the private recordings many fans did when they visited Elvis in Las Vegas and on his many tours. Those recordings might sound a bit rough to some ears but they are what they are: A document of Elvis´ big output of live performances. As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of rare pictures from exactly this show (Dec. 11, 1976 DS) and information covering the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in December of 1976 on its 16 pages.

Tracklisting:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Rip It Up (part) 07. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Help Me (with false start) 10. Elvis dedicates 'My Way' to Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu 11. My Way 12. Introduction of Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Happy Birthday to Tony Brown 20. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. School Day (reprise) 24. Hurt 25. Dialogue 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp
March 19, 2012