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


Operation Big Apple

Venus Productions just released a new double CD digipak set titled '' Operation Big Apple '' featuring both MSG shows. This is a very limited Edition of this Special Day of June 1972. The flyer indicates the '' Unedited Masters '' series will continue soon with one title related to the year 1971 and another volume covering a larger period in time.
March 9, 2012

Elvis: Hawaii, For God And Country" will be delayed

The release of "Elvis: Hawaii, For God And Country" will be delayed until April, as we have uncovered even more rare material!
We want to be sure our high-quality release is as complete as possible. As a newcomer, we know one may only make a good first impression once.
We will keep you updated on our progress.
It will be worth the wait!
Update March 6, 2012

The Hillbilly Cat Returns

As recorded at the Hilton Hotel showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24th, 1970, Midnight show.
Graceland Records comes with a new CD release the follow up of The Hillbilly Cat Live , a digipack with gorgeous photos and liner notes plus technical information. It features one of the best shows from his August Las Vegas engagement, namely the August 24th, 1970 midnight show, taken from the original unspoiled – a tremendous audience recording!

After the success of "The Hillbilly Cat Live" volume 1 we decided to give you the other Elvis show also. Again directly taken from the original master tape created in 1970 for the double vinyl release "The hillybilly Cat "live" This second show is entitled "The Hillybilly Cat returns", volume 2. The best title to link it to "The Hillybilly Cat Live ! Together you'll have the complete vinyl lp release on two CDs and MUCH MORE , the complete shows in their original form!

By now we can state that these recordings now sounds significantly better than they it did on the 1970 vinyl bootleg.

The historic.. THE HILLBILLY CAT "LIVE"! Is a sought after double lp from Canada, featuring two 1970 Vegas shows (August 23 DS and 24 MS) Edited together as one powerhouse performance.

Many believed at the time that it was a soundboard recording, but it was simply a great stereo tape, made from a front, center table.

Now for the first time, hear it straight from the original tapes, enhanced using 21st-century techniques.

The August 24 Midnight Show is the complete tape, which was only partly released on the double album

This show is a little more serious but with Elvis on top of his game and in great spirits, as the Hollywood cameras were gone.

Listen for perhaps one of the rarest songs in complete form "When The Snow Is On The Roses"," a tender love song originally recorded by Ed Ames, who as it was, present during this show. It's unique to point this out since Elvis rarely did something outside of this own songbook. All songs are getting the royal Elvis treatment so this show is one to take serious!

No wonder it became part of the first, and most legendary Elvis bootleg LPs!
01. Orchestra Intro 02. Opening Vamp / That's All Right 03. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) 04. Spanish Eyes (excerpt) 05. Tiger Man 06. I Just Can't Help Believin' 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introductions 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Celebrity Introductions (Jimmy Wakely, Darlene Love, The Osmond Brothers) 12. When The Snow Is On The Roses (with 2 false starts) 13. Celebrity Introduction (Ed Ames) 14. The Wonder Of You 15. Heartbreak Hotel (with false start) 16. One Night (with two breaks) 17. All Shook Up (false start only) 18. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 19. Hound Dog 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water 21. Suspicious Minds 22. Can't Help Falling In Love (false start) / Release Me 23. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
February 27, 2012


Blue Owl in Greensboro

Due out March the 2nd from the new label Inferno records is a factory pressed cd called "Blue owl in greensboro" This cd is a fantastic re-release of the legendary greensboro show recorded for elvis presleys April tour for the smash documentary "Elvis on tour" We have speed corrected the show and added a few bonus tracks from March 1972 Rehearsing for his april tour. This release comes in a fully printed cardboard sleeve and has colour photos wearing the blue owl jumpsuit.
Immediately following our first release will be Inferno records 2nd cd titled "International tigerman" a jewel case cd with fantastic full colour booklet and liner notes . Due around the 7th march. For fans by fans!
February 23, 2012

Just one more smile

OUT MARCH 9, 2012: From the new label CONVAIR we can expect a rare recording of one of the last live performances Elvis ever did. Recorded by a fan in the audience this release is for the collectors. Accompanied by a 20 page booklet telling the story of Elvis´ last tour in words and pictures plus having two different concert reviews from this concert in Des Moines this is a nice collectors-package. Although the sound of the recording is far from perfect to many ears it has to be said that the tape-source of this first CONVAIR cd is new and significantly better than known so far from circulating cd-r´s.

Tracklisting:
Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider I Got A Woman / Amen Love Me If You Love Me (Let Me Know) You Gave Me A Mountain Jailhouse Rock O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never Little Sister Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel Help Me Danny Boy (Sherill Nielsen) Walk With Me (Sherill Nielsen) Blue Suede Shoes Introductions Early Morning Rain What'd I Say Johnny B. Goode Band Solos I Really Don't Want To Know More Band Solos Hurt Hound Dog Elvis introduces his father and sound engineer Can't Help Falling In Love
February 21, 2012


Vegas Variety Vol. 8

To be released March 2nd, 2012: Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 8 of their series "Vegas Variety", featuring the complete performance of August 6, 1972 Midnight Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.

Rainbow Records is again able to deliver a very fine show in really nice sound, recorded by some fans tape recorder which has been secretly brought with by a fan. 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 pictures and information covering the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in August/September of 1972 on its 20 pages.

Tracklisting: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. Proud Mary 04. Until It's Time For You To Go 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 06. You've Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. What Now My Love (with false start) 09. Fever (with false start) 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. Little Sister / Get Back (Incomplete) 13. Suspicious Minds (Incomplete) 14. My Way 15. Band Introductions 16. An American Trilogy 17. Can't Help Falling In Love 18. Closing Vamp / Announcements
Update February 16, 2012


Watching Your Dreams Into Ashes

As Elvis wound down his seventh visit to Las Vegas, he probably felt a mixture of elation, depression and nervous anticipation. The shows in August and September 1972 were sold out, professional and well-received. He looked great and sang like a bird, as these two previously unreleased sterling performances on September 2 clearly prove. But in mid-August it was reported he had filed a divorce action in Santa Monica Court from his wife Priscilla. Then, immediately prior to his closing show, Elvis participated in a press announcement for a January 14 worldwide satellite broadcast of "Aloha From Hawaii" to an estimated total TV audience of 1.4 billion people. 1973 would be a year of enormous highs and tremendous lows, as Elvis began to watch his dreams turn into ashes.

These previously unissued Dinner and Midnight sets are taken from 24-bit digital transfers of the first-generation copies of privately-recorded cassettes. They were recorded by the same fan and are presented in superb monaural sound.

Like its predecessors from Straight Arrow Special Products mini series, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information as well as a collection of photos of Elvis in his "Blue Swirl suit" suit as taken at the Hilton in late August / early September 1972.

If you liked Straight Arrow's previous outing "BEFORE DARKNESS FALLS", you will like this one, too!
Tracks:
CD 1 / Saturday, September 2, 1972 Dinner 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. For The Good Times - 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 / Announcements.

CD 2 / Saturday, September 2, 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. Love Me Tender - 14. Elvis welcomes UK fans - 15. Hound Dog - 16. I'll Remember You - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 19. Introduction of David Brinkley, legendary NBC-TV anchorman - 20. My Way - 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Updated February 9, 2012


Into The Light

Here we have another announcement from the "Touchdown Productions" label, this time they are coming with "Into The Light" with an unreleased dinner show on August 7, 1973. It's the second show of the season. Elvis is in a very good mood and did a pretty fine show. The sound quality on this one is also very good for an audience recorded show!

Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Love Me - Steamroller Blues - You Gave Me A Mountain - Trouble - Blue Suede Shoes - Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin` Goin` On/Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Whole Lotta Shakin` Goin` On - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - What Now My Love - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can't Stop Loving You - An American Trilogy - A Big Hunk O' Love - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp
BONUS SONGS - Faded Love (August 7, 1973 MS) - Release Me - Bridge Over Troubled Water - How Great Thou Art - Heartbreak Hotel - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Mystery Train/Tiger Man (all songs recorded during the midnight show from August 31, 1973 and are unreleased thus far)
Update February 4, 2012


Two New memories CD's

Two new audience recordings from the Memory label have been announced to be out this month. Titles are "Last Time In Spectrum" & "Really Don't Want To Know" and the dates are Philadelphia, PA, May 28, 1977 & Jacksonville, FL, May 30, 1977 It comes in an eight page booklet.
Update February 2, 2012

Late Night In LA

"In early February the new label 'Verve' will release their first CD which will contain a much improved version of Elvis show from May 11, 1974. The first release of this concert was released through the collectors label FTD in combination with a book about the concert. Annoyingly the speed ran obviously to slow and the pitch was also wrong. When it was released as a single CD there was hope that FTD worked on the show for the better, but once again nothing was done to correct the faults. So here you can hear the show for the first time at the correct speed and the correct pitch. Also we did everything to improve the overall sound quality and as a result you'll get to hear a soundboard that could have sounded this good in the first place.

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra - [02] See See Rider - [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen - [04] Love Me (with reprise) - [05] Trying To Get To You - [06] All Shook Up - [07] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel - [08] Love Me Tender - [09] Steamroller Blues - [10] Hound Dog - [11] Fever - [12] Polk Salad Annie - [13] Why Me Lord? - [14] Suspcicous Minds - [15] Band Introduction - [16] I Can't Stop Loving You - [17] Help Me - [18] An American Trilogy - [19] Let Me Be There (with reprise) - [20] Funny How Time Slips Away - [21] Big Boss Man* - [22] Can't Help Falling In Love*
The main part of the show was recorded on May 11, 1974 during the evening show in Los Angeles at the Inglewood Forum. Only the tracks marked with '*' were recorded on May 10, 1974 during the evening show in San Bernadino."
Update February 2, 2012


Hawaii: For God And Country - Update

HAWAII: FOR GOD AND COUNTRY D E L U X E E D I T I O N
Special collector's edition

Release date: March 26th, 2012

Since Elvis fans received the news of the Hawaii 1961 benefit show so enthusiastically we have decided to release our Deluxe Edition of "HAWAII – For God and Country" instead of the previously announced digipak.

3764 BLVD Publishing offers: The Deluxe HAwaii - For God And Country" Edition as a hardcover book (112 pages) + The CD 1961 Arizona Memorial Fund Benefit show, together with the promotional KPOI-AM radio broadcast from D.J. Tom Moffatt on one CD

This historic 1961 show is the only one of three Elvis gave that year that is available today, before he disappeared from the stage to work full-time in Hollywood.

The audio has been professionally remastered for maximum listening pleasure, with priority given to historical value. Nevertheless, it will be a thrill to rediscover the excitement of the only Elvis Show from 1961. The sound on this release is a significant improvement over earlier versions.

ONLY THE FIRST EDITION WILL BE NUMBERED

The Special benefit memorial package is a special edition for the serious collector. INCLUDES:
The Deluxe Edition of Hawaii For God and Country hardcover book (112+pages) With the audio CD (featuring the benefit show & Radio broadcast.)

A beautiful reproduction of the original ticket (For this edition only)

High "Quality" Long play album (180 gram Vinyl)

The limited reproduction of A large exquisite autographed promo photo only given to the first 1000 ticket buyers in 1961. (For this edition only)

Tracklist

THE ELVIS SHOW

01 Introduction by Rear Admiral Robert L. Campbell (14th Naval District commander) 02 Heartbreak Hotel 03 All Shook Up 04 A Fool Such As I 05 I Got A Woman 06 Love Me 07 Introduction of musicians, singers 08 Such A Night 09 Reconsider Baby 10 I Need Your Love Tonight 11 That's All Right 12 Don't Be Cruel 13 One Night 14 Are You Lonesome To-night ? 15 It's Now Or Never 16 Swing Down Sweet Chariot 17 Hound Dog

THE SPECIAL RADIO BROADCAST

Elvis and the Colonel pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor in 1941, presented by Tom Moffatt in a special radio broadcast from Honolulu: Sunday, March 19, 1961

18 Promotion for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Benefit on Saturday March 25th. 19 Take My Hand, Precious Lord 20 Tom Moffatt, E. J. Solomons (U. S. Navy Admiral ) 21 I Believe In The Man In The Sky 22 Dialogue, Neal Shaw Blaisdell (mayor of Honolulu) 23 It Is No Secret 24 Tom Moffatt, H. Tucker Gratz (chairman of Pacific War Memorial Commission). 25 Milky White Way 26 Tom Moffatt, George Chaplin* (editor from Honolulu Advertiser) 27 He Knows Just What I Need 28 Tom Moffatt, William F .Quinn (governor of Hawaii) 29 I Believe 30 Tom Moffatt, Morley Theaker (manager of Sears department store, in charge of ticket sales) 31 Tom Moffatt, phone call to Elvis to talk about special broadcast for Arizona Memorial benefit 32 The Last Post, Tom Moffatt 33 Peace In The Valley 34 Tom Moffatt, closing credits

Update January 26, 2012


Such A Night & (VS) Hawaii: For God And Country

Today we have received 2 announcements for the "Concert of the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25th 1961" which to me is probably one the best live show we have. But now we have 2 different ones to choose for. The first one we have received is from the MRS Label:

Memphis Recording Service in association with JAT Productions will release the next Elvis Presley titled 'Such A Night in Pearl Harbor' in March 2012. It will contain a completely new re-mastered CD of Elvis' performance of the benefit concert recorded at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25th 1961 to aid of the USS Arizona Memorial Fund.

The quality is of this concert is far superior than anything of this ever released before and will now be considered, one of the best Elvis concert recordings up until that time. Amazing samples of this will be available in the coming week.

Elvis performs 15 songs and sings every one as if it were the first time he had ever presented them to an audience. This includes many #1 hits and includes classics that were never performed previously or again such as 'A Fool Such As I', 'I Need Your Love Tonight' and more.

Also included for the first time ever, is the 30 minute radio broadcast from Hawaii a week before Elvis' arrival. It promoted the concert for the memorial fund, playing selected tracks from Elvis' Christmas and 'His Hand in Mine' album, released at that time including words by Elvis Presley.

As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 100 page hard back book that contains many rare photographs with extensive and informative linear notes detailing Elvis' arrival and performance in Hawaii.


The second one is from the "3764 BLVD Publishing":

HAWAII: FOR GOD AND COUNTRY BLVD CD 6101-2
Release date: March 26th, 2012
3764 BLVD Publishing offers; The complete benefit show for the Arizona Memorial fund plus the radio broadcast from Uncle Tom's Cabin a few days earlier to promote the Elvis Show. This historical show is the only one available of the only 3 shows given in the 60's before Elvis disappeared from the stage for 8 years. Only 3 days later he started filming "Blue Hawaii".

The audio is remastered and optimized for maximum listing pleasure; priority has been given to historical value. Nevertheless it will be a thrill to discover the excitement of the only Elvis Show in 1961 recorded to date. The sound on this release is a significant improvement over earlier versions. A 24 page booklet accompanies the CD (with more than 74 minutes running time), to give detailed background info + many rare photos in b&w and in color. Also included are clippings, articles and items from the show and the fund raising.

THE FIRST 1000 copies will just like in 1961 be numbered
THE ELVIS SHOW
01 Introduction 02 Heartbreak Hotel 03 All Shook Up 04 A Fool Such As I 05 I Got A Woman 06 Love Me 07 Band Introductions 08 Such A Night 09 Reconsider Baby 10 I Need Your Love Tonight 11 That's All Right 12 Don't Be Cruel 13 One Night 14 Are You Lonesome Tonight ? 15 It's Now Or Never 16 Swing Down Sweet Chariot 17 Hound Dog

THE SPECIAL RADIO BROADCAST
Elvis and the Colonel pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Habor 1941 presented by Tom Moffat in a special radio broadcast from Honolulu, Sunday ,March 19, 1961

18 Introduction and promotion for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial benefit Elvis Show on Saturday 25th. 19 Take My hand Precious Lord 20 Tom/ EJ Solomons (US. Navy Admiral ) 21 I Believe In The Man In The Sky 22 Dialogue/ Neal Shaw Blaisdell (Mayor of Honolulu) 23 It's No Secret 24 Tom/ Mr. H.Tucker Gratz (Chairman of War Memorial Commision). 25 Milky White Way 26 Tom/George Chaplin* (Editor of Honolulu advertiser) 27 He Knows Just What I Need 28 Tom / William F .Quinn (Governor of Hawaii) 29 I Believe 30 Tom/ Morley Theaker (Sears manager, In charge of the Ticket sales) 31 Tom /Calls Elvis from his "Uncle Tom's Gabin" in Hawaii, they talk about a special broadcast for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial benefit. 32 The Last Post / Tom 33 Peace In The Valley 34 Tom /Credits.
Update: January 23, 2012


Stellar In Atlanta

A new upcoming release from the "Touchdown" label is "Stellar In Atlanta". It features a very good audience Recording of the evening show in Atlanta on June 30,1973.
Tracklisting:
See See Rider I Got A Woman / Amen Help Me Make It Through The Night Love Me Tender Steamroller Blues You Gave Me A Mountain Love Me Blue Suede Shoes Rock Medley I'm Leavin' How Great Thou Art Hound Dog Fever Something What Now My Love Suspicious Minds Introductions I'll Remember You I Can't Stop Loving You An American Trilogy A Big Hunk O' Love Can't Help Falling In Love Closing Vamp

The release date is the first week of February.
Update january 15, 2012


Elvis November Tour

Press release:
CD Saturday, November 13 1971 (2:30 pm). Dallas TX. Memorial Auditorium
DVD Saturday, November 13 1971 (2:30 /8.30 pm). Dallas TX. Memorial Auditorium+ Monday,November 15 1971 (8:30 pm). Kansas City MO. Municipal Auditorium

Available from the end of January, Elvis' November Tour (SR Records Special Product) with focus on Elvis' November 1971 tour.
Here we proudly present to you the first of three volumes of SR special products dedicated to the year 1971.
After the first attempt in January 2006 with the import Setting The Standard accompanied with a bonus DVD-r first 100 copies only, the necessity to show Elvis' in live action gave us the push to give shape to this special product series. We accompanied the usual audio concert with a real DVD as we wanted to allow you the possibility to see the man where he reigned: on the stage. Here we present to you the complete Dallas 13th November 1971 afternoon show, although part (about half) previously issued by Sundial Production in 1996 (Kicked it up in Dallas) here you have the chance to have the complete show in a superior audio quality, a digital transfer of the first-generation copy, the sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure.

Together here we present to you a professional DVD (the lucky people who have the Setting The Standard know what we are talking about) with previously released and unreleased footage from the Dallas afternoon/evening shows and for the first time the complete 20:00 min footage of Kansas City.
The DVD will include the three shows along with a series of special features to give you the idea about how the DVD was made. Elvis in Nov 71' was a spectacle to see and for all majority of the people who missed the opportunity to attend to the 1971 shows we think this DVD can demonstrate what we are talking about. Working on such old video-tapes of the early eighties hasn't been easy, we worked for almost one month to give life to 50 minutes of digitally-remastered and edited video.....after a pre-filtered acquisition of the old material we worked for the same time in the restoring of the video-quality and the professional editing of the "NEW" material. All the footage has been digitally restored in order to achieve the optimum image quality. The footage has been synced with audio from the original concert and the 8mm footage speed corrected so that audio and video are timed correctly. We hope the rarity of this video and our determination to make a great job give you the opportunity to enjoy the end result.

Elvis' November tour is, we think, the best moment of Elvis' comeback to live shows, the perfect balance between vocal ability and live wild action; both the Dallas shows together with Houston are the best moments of the tour. So we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen and view Elvis at the top of his prowess.

For the first time on this label, the double set will come with double printed DVD sized sleeve, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of the three shows and all the necessary details. The first 500 copies will come with a bonus collector card.

CD tracklist:
November 13, 1971 AS Time 55.46 min
01.Intro 1.17 02.That's All Right 1.53 03.Proud Mary 1.43 04.Amen 0.47 05.Proud Mary 2.44 06.You Don't Have to say You Love Me 2.03 07.You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4.22 08.Polk Salad Annie 4.26 09.Love Me 1.34 10.Heartbreak Hotel 1.34* 11.Blue Suede Shoes/Whola Lotta Shaking goin' on 1.35* 12.It's Now Or Never 2.17* 13.Are You Lonesome Tonight 2.37* 14.Hound Dog 1.22* 15.How Great Thou Art 2,38* 16.Introduction 1.14* 17.Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2.16 18.Bridge Over Troubled Water 5.37 19.I Can't Stop Loving You 2.25 20.Suspicious Minds 6.08 21.Funny How Time Slips Away 3.02 22.I Can't Help Falling In Love 1.46 23.Closing Vamp 0.17
November 13, 1971 ES Time 4.01 min
24. Turn Around And look at Me 0.21* 25. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3.48*
November 15, 1971 Time 3.29 min
24 One Night 1.22* 25 It's Over 2.07*
*denote previously unreleased performances
Total Time 63.16 min

DVD Contents Total about 53,00 min.
1 November tour intro 2 Dallas Afternoon Show 3 Dallas Evening Show4 Kansas City Show
Bonus Features

1 November tour Photos 2 Restore & Compare
3 Raw Footage Dallas Afternoon 4 Trailer
Update January 14, 2012

The Hillybilly Cat Live

Here's the press release:
Graceland Records is planning a new CD release, a digipack with gorgeous photos and liner notes plus technical information. It features one of the best shows from his August Las Vegas engagement, namely the August 23rd, 1970 dinner show, taken from the original unspoiled – a tremendous audience recording! This recording was partly released in 1970 on vinyl as "The Hillbilly cat, Live", but it was a combined version of 2 different shows, August 23rd dinner and 24th Midnight show. The sound quality was great for the time the time. Rumors were that a professional recording (soundboard) was used. This is not the case; a stereo tape recorder was used directly in front of the center stage. Graceland Records was lucky enough to work with the original audiocassette. These days the possibilities to improve an audience tape are far greater than they were in 1970, so this recording now sounds significantly better than it did on the 1970 vinyl bootleg.

Now Finally for the first time ever on CD.
One of the first bootlegs ever, "THE HILLBILLY CAT LIVE" A much sought-after double album from Canada, released back in 1970 with a mix of two shows, edited to create one powerhouse performance.
Now for the first time the complete tape recording of the first of these 2 shows: the August 23rd 1970 dinner show, which was only partly released on the double album and now in full, with only the last part of "Suspicious Minds" & "Can't help falling In Love" repaired with audio from the August 24th midnight show. Due to a little mistake the tape was turned off too fast, but he wrote down the set list.

This show is hilarious, wild and loose: Elvis was in great spirits & the Hollywood cameras were gone. The many false starts indicates that he was fooling around and having a great time doing it.. With probably the craziest intro ever to "Hound Dog", a wild and rocking version. With great renditions of "Tiger Man" "That's all Right" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" All phenomenal performances..

A fantastic and entertaining show where he combines humor and true entertainment. A sparkling show with no weak spots. Elvis was on top of his game ! This is definitively one of the finest performances of this season.

Do not miss your chance to obtain another winner from Graceland records !
Tracks:
01. That's All Right 02. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) 03. Tiger Man 04. Monologue 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) 06. I've Lost You 07. I Just Can't Help Believing 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 09. Polk Salad Annie 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Band Introductions 13. The Wonder Of You 14. Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starts) 15. One Night (with 2 false starts) 16. All Shook Up (false start only) / Blue Suede Shoes (with false start) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes 17. All Shook Up (false start only) / Hound Dog 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 19. Suspicious Minds 20. Can't Help Falling In Love. Short version:
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!
One of the very first bootlegs, first released in 1970:
THE HISTORIC ... THE HILLBILLY CAT "LIVE"! THIS WAS A SOUGHT-AFTER DOUBLE LP FROM CANADA, FEATURING TWO 1970 VEGAS SHOWS (AUGUST 23 DS & AUGUST 24 MS) EDITED TOGETHER AS ONE POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCE. MANY BELIEVED IT WAS A SOUNDBOARD RECORDING, BUT IT WAS SIMPLY A GREAT STEREO TAPE, MADE FROM A FRONT, CENTER TABLE. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME, HEAR IT STRAIGHT FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES, ENHANCED USING 21ST-CENTURY TECHNIQUES. The AUGUST 23 DS is the COMPLETE TAPE, which was only partly released on the double album. Only the last part of "Suspicious Minds" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" were missed by the taper, and repaired using the AUGUST 24 MS.

This show is hilarious, a wild and loose Elvis was in great spirits, as the Hollywood cameras were gone. Listen for perhaps the most delicious intro ever to "Hound Dog," a wild and rocking version, for sure one of the best of this season. Also hear great renditions of "Tiger Man," "That's All Right" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"!
This is a fantastic and entertaining evening, where Elvis combined his unique humor with true entertaining -- a sparkling show with no weak spots. No wonder it became one of the first, and most legendary Elvis bootleg LPs! 01. That's All Right 02. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) 03. Tiger Man 04. Monologue 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) 06. I've Lost You 07. I Just Can't Help Believin' 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 09. Polk Salad Annie 10. Band Introductions 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. More Band Introductions 13. The Wonder Of You 14. Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starts) 15. One Night (with 2 false starts) 16. All Shook Up (false start only) / Blue Suede Shoes (with false start) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes 17. All Shook Up (false start only) / Hound Dog 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 19. Suspicious Minds 20. Can't Help Falling In Love
Update January 9, 2011


Before Darkness Falls

Elvis' 1973 "Summer Festival" was his ninth month-long stand in Las Vegas since July-August 1969. Reviews noted his excess weight and half-hearted performances. But, despite bad press, health issues and a 1967 marriage that would soon end in divorce, Presley slowly warmed to his always-thrilled fans.

The songs here, from his Sunday shows on August 26th, 1973, are a good example of this warmth. At both shows Elvis welcomed the presence of Lisa, his beloved daughter, then just five and-a-half years old. Obviously, she provided additional inspiration for her dad. In fact, there are several rare highlights, including "A Big Hunk O' Love," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Release Me" and "How Great Thou Art." And for fans of legendary bass player Emory Gordy, Jr., these would be among the last dates he would ever do with Presley.

Both the Dinner and Midnight sets are taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of the first-generation copy of a privately-recorded 120-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure.

The August 26th, 1973 Dinner show is previously unissued, while the Midnight show was released in substandard mono by Memory Records in 2002 ("Caught In The Act"). Straight Arrow presents both shows in superb, "two-mike live ambience" stereo sound.

Like its predecessors from Straight Arrow Special Products mini series, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information as well as a collection of photos taken during the September 1st, 1973 dinner show.

Tracks:
CD 1 - August 26, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introduction of Vocalists, Musicians - 14. Introduction of daughter Lisa - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. A Big Hunk O' Love - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 - August 26, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. What Now My Love - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introduction of Vocalists, Musicians - 14. Release Me - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Introduction of daughter Lisa - 17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update December 30, 2011


If You Don't Come Back

A new release to be out soon is "If You Don't Come Back". This disc is the "lost album" of Presley imports. It has a long history and would likely never have been released if not for the many requests over the years.
The version of "Loving Arms" here is worth the price of admission. Never has Elvis been so up-close and personal, as if he's singing in your living room!
The tracks have been carefully selected to retain the "Stax sound."

At the time, this Elvis session was an unique blend of country, funk, gospel and rhythm & blues. It was an attempt to reach the mainstream sounds of the day, like what Elvis managed in 1969. But this time RCA was embracing the famous Stax sound. Enjoy a prime slice of the "Stax sound"!

* GREAT SOUND
* 16 TRACKS
* MORE UP-CLOSE THAN YOU'VE EVER HEARD HIM BEFORE!
* EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES

If You Don't Come Back - edited 2.30 / Sweet Angeline - edited 3.03 / Are You Sincere? 2.02 / Three Corn Patches 3.09 / I Got A Feeling In My Body - edited 3.35 / Find Out What's Happening - edited 2.32 / Girl Of Mine 3.40 / Raised On Rock - edited 2.40 / Loving Arms 2.53 / It's Midnight 3.22 / I Miss You 2.14 / For Ol' Times Sake 3.38 / Just A Little Bit 2.50 / If You Talk In Your Sleep 2.43 / I've Got A Thing About You Baby 2.45 / Bonus Track: I Can Help 4.03
* ALL SONGS HAVE DIFFERENT MIXES!
Only 500 CD's will have a the promo poster.
Update December 12, 2011


Elvis In Person 1971

Out now is a new Digipack release titled "Elvis In Person 1971. It is a very good Audience Recording of the Dinner Show from August 23,1971, Las Vegas.
Tracklist:
2001 Theme That's All Right Proud Mary I Got A Woman / Amen / I Got A Woman Sweet Caroline Polk Salad Annie Johnny B. Goode It's Impossible Love Me Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Heartbreak Hotel Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel Hound Dog Love Me Tender Suspicious Minds Band Introduction I'm Leavin' Lawdy Miss Clawdy Can't Help Falling In Love

Update December 10, 2011


San Francisco Bay Blues

14 years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a slightly more complete version of Elvis Presley's San Francisco November 28th, 1976 show, as taken from the mixing desk. Elvis first played San Francisco on October 26th, 1957, two shows on one day, near the very end of his final fifties tour. He would not return to the legendary "City by the Bay" until almost exactly 13 years later, on November 13th, 1970, at the legendary Cow Palace.

Presley made his final two appearances in the same building on November 28 and 29, 1976. Unlike most tour shows earlier in the year, Elvis was in fine form, and the shows were well received by the San Francisco crowd.
For the SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES reissue, Audionics worked directly with a first generation, DAT copy of the original soundboard tape and made some improvements to the audio. It was a painstaking process of repairing and enhancing the original binaural recording, and then the sound was mixed down to genuine stereo.

Originally, the left channel consisted of all vocals and nearly all the instruments, while the right channel featured only piano (Tony Brown) and rhythm guitar (John Wilkinson). To give the listener an idea of how this sounded, four digitally-restored, binaural bonus tracks are included. Unfortunately, the original tape ends during "Hound Dog" (previously unreleased), missing the show's closing tracks "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Blue Christmas", "That's All Right" and "Can't Help Falling In Love".

SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled with photographs taken during the November 28th Cow Palace concert.
Here's your chance to listen to SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES - for the first time as complete as originally recorded.
Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C.C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. It's Now Or Never - 09. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America The Beautiful - 14. Polk Salad Annie - 15. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - 16. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 17. What I'd Say? (James Burton) - 18. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 19. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric piano solo (David Briggs) - 23. Love Letters - 24. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 25. Hurt - 26. Hound Dog (incomplete).
Bonus (binaural):
27. America The Beautiful - 28. Polk Salad Annie - 29. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 30. Hurt.
Approx. running time: 72:30
Update November 27, 2011


A Triple Threat! & Alright, Okay You Win Out Now

Out now are the Triple Threat and Alright You Win CD's.
Triple Threat
As recorded at the Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV - Sunday, May 2, 1976
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2011-03-02 In the past year 'Straight Arrow' managed to obtain a couple of superb-quality Vegas and Tahoe off-line recordings suitable for special releases. The third volume of our "STRAIGHT ARROW SPECIAL PRODUCTS" mini-series is "A TRIPLE THREAT!" (SA/SP 2011-03-02) and features the super-cool Lake Tahoe concert from May 2, 1976.

Of all of Elvis' 70s concerts, those in Lake Tahoe are the most poorly-documented. In a way it's a real pity, because the beauty of the Nevada surroundings and the intimacy of the Sahara showroom always seemed to bring out the best in him. Although Elvis looked somewhat unhealthy in May 1976, he appeared to be in a very good mood, and his warm interaction with fans made the shows quite memorable. The May 2, 1976 gig featured on this release is one of the longest and most entertaining that he gave.

Listening to this, one might easily get the impression that Elvis was courting guests in his living room. There's a nice intimacy to the recording, and his interplay with audience and musicians alike is a true delight. There are also a number of vocally-impressive performances in evidence, one being Elvis' latest RCA single, "Hurt," which he reprises twice! It is the only known date where "Hurt" was performed three times due to the terrific audience response! Worth a mention as well are solid performances of "Burning Love", "My Way", "Tryin' To Get To You" and "An American Trilogy".

This previously unreleased show is taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of a first-generation copy of original cassette. Since the recorder was very close to James Burton's stage monitor, the lead guitar is exceptionally well-defined in the sound image.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information, plus Lake Tahoe memorabilia and photos taken during actual gig. If you dug "FADED LOVE" and "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" CDs, we'll bet that you will love this one, too.
Tracks: CD1:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with break) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Elvis talks - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Elvis talks - 10. Don't Be Cruel - 11. Tryin' To Get To You - 12. My Way - 13. Burning Love.

CD2:
01. Introduction of singers, musicians - 02. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson, instrumental) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 06. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 08. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 09. Love Letters (with false start) - 10. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 11. Hurt - 12. Hurt (second rendition) - 13. Hurt (reprise of last verse and ending) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Softly As I Leave You - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp.
Approx running time: 85 minutes

Alright, You Win
Since the late 70s, there were rumours that the tour opening in College Park was a complete disaster - one of the worst Elvis concerts ever. This rumour was first published in Jerry Hopkins' book, and it was repeated in various publications so many times that almost nobody had any doubt. In 2006, Straight Arrow released a CD called "CHAOS IN COLLEGE PARK" which was an eye-opener, and proof that it was rather decent concert with some fine performances, too.

According to several books, the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance was another of the most controversial Elvis Presley events. In a recent book, "DAY BY DAY", it's said that Elvis was on stage for 30 minutes only, giving his worst concert of the tour.
In August, Straight Arrow obtained a bunch of tapes, among them a 1st generation copy of a previously unknown audience recording of this Detroit concert. The producers decided to release this particular recording because it is an interesting show in good sound quality. Will another myth be shattered? Is the show as bad as its reputation? Judge for yourself. It's worth pointing out that the running time is about an hour, and not 30 minutes.
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the tape was completely restored for your enjoyable listening. The disc is accompanied with a deluxe 16-page booklet, including critical liner notes and a collection of photos taken in Detroit on Sept. 29th, October 4th and in South Bend on September 30th, 1974.
"ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN" will be released in early October.

Tracks:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Hound Dog - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - 12. Don't Be Cruel (reprise) - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. When It's My Time (by Voice) - 14. Why Me Lord - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians continues - 16. Lead Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 19. Alright, Okay, You Win (Glen D. Hardin, sung by Elvis) - 20. Killing Me Softly (by Voice, incomplete) - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp.
Bonus: Alright, Okay, You Win (taken from soundboard)
Update November 14, 2011

BACKDRAFT - ON STAGE -THE ULTIMATE EDITION

Due to high public demand, Backdraft has released this week, 'On Stage - The Ultimate Edition'. Because of the fast sell-out of 'Rebooked at the International' many fans missed out and were left out. Therefore this release will have ONLY the stereo multi track recordings from the 'Rebooked' release containing the very best on this factory pressed 80 minute CD. The CD is housed in a professional looking digi-Pack with a 12 page booklet, containing the very best of the photographs plus more from the Jan/Feb 1970 engagement.

ON STAGE - The Album - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix
01. See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS) 02. Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS) 03. Release Me (Feb. 18; MS) 04. Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS) 05. Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS) 06. The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS) 07. Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS) 08. Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS) 09. Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS) 10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS) 11. Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS) 12. I Can't Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

International Hotel Las Vegas NV - February 18, 1970 DINNER SHOW
13. Long Tall Sally (incl. false start) 14. Elvis Talks 15. The Wonder Of You 16. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 17. Polk Salad Annie

International Hotel Las Vegas NV - February 19, 1970 DINNER SHOW
18. Elvis Talks 19. Proud Mary (incl. false start) 20. Elvis Talks 21. Don't Cry Daddy 22. Elvis Talks 23. Kentucky Rain 24. Let It Be Me 25. I Can't Stop Loving You 26. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 27. Elvis Talks 28. Release Me 29. See See Rider
Update October 24, 2011


A TRIPLE THREAT!

As recorded at the Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV - Sunday, May 2, 1976
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2011-03-02 In the past year 'Straight Arrow' managed to obtain a couple of superb-quality Vegas and Tahoe off-line recordings suitable for special releases. The third volume of our "STRAIGHT ARROW SPECIAL PRODUCTS" mini-series is "A TRIPLE THREAT!" (SA/SP 2011-03-02) and features the super-cool Lake Tahoe concert from May 2, 1976.

Of all of Elvis' 70s concerts, those in Lake Tahoe are the most poorly-documented. In a way it's a real pity, because the beauty of the Nevada surroundings and the intimacy of the Sahara showroom always seemed to bring out the best in him. Although Elvis looked somewhat unhealthy in May 1976, he appeared to be in a very good mood, and his warm interaction with fans made the shows quite memorable. The May 2, 1976 gig featured on this release is one of the longest and most entertaining that he gave.

Listening to this, one might easily get the impression that Elvis was courting guests in his living room. There's a nice intimacy to the recording, and his interplay with audience and musicians alike is a true delight. There are also a number of vocally-impressive performances in evidence, one being Elvis' latest RCA single, "Hurt," which he reprises twice! It is the only known date where "Hurt" was performed three times due to the terrific audience response! Worth a mention as well are solid performances of "Burning Love", "My Way", "Tryin' To Get To You" and "An American Trilogy".

This previously unreleased show is taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of a first-generation copy of original cassette. Since the recorder was very close to James Burton's stage monitor, the lead guitar is exceptionally well-defined in the sound image.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information, plus Lake Tahoe memorabilia and photos taken during actual gig. If you dug "FADED LOVE" and "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" CDs, we'll bet that you will love this one, too.
Tracks: CD1:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with break) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Elvis talks - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Elvis talks - 10. Don't Be Cruel - 11. Tryin' To Get To You - 12. My Way - 13. Burning Love.

CD2:
01. Introduction of singers, musicians - 02. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson, instrumental) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 06. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 08. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 09. Love Letters (with false start) - 10. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 11. Hurt - 12. Hurt (second rendition) - 13. Hurt (reprise of last verse and ending) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Softly As I Leave You - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp.
Approx running time: 85 minutes
Update October 21, 2011


Vegas Variety Vol. 7

Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 7 of their series "Vegas Variety", featuring the complete performance of December 4, 1975 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada. Elvis did only one show at this date.
Many fans call this Vegas engagement one of his strongest ever and the recording we hear on "Vegas Variety Volume 7" proves them to be right. It was 36 years ago and Elvis was (again) sold out for every single performance in Vegas. Until today every recording from this engagement that was released on cd showed an artist in great mood, giving a lot for the money that people spent to attend one of Elvis´ by now legendary concerts at the Hilton showroom. Rainbow Records is again able to deliver a very fine show in really nice sound, recorded by some fans tape recorder which has been secretly brought with by a fan to "record" the King. As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of pictures and information regarding the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in December of 1975 on its 20 pages.

Tracklisting:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Fairytale / Big Boss Man (excerpt) 06. And I Love You So 07. Tryin' To Get To You 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. It's Now Or Never 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B Goode 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) 16. School Day 17. Celebrity Introduction (Julie Lamar) 18. Just Pretend 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water 20. Burning Love 21. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) 22. America (The Beautiful) 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 24. Little Darlin 25. Can't Help Falling In Love 26. Closing Vamp
Update October 19, 2011

Wild Tiger at The Hilton Vol. 3 out now.

The MxF label has released their third volume of "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 06, 1974 Dinner Show.
After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the "new" songs "Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John" and the classic "Trying to Get To You" sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie "My Baby Left me" without forget two classic early 70' songs like Release Me and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.

The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out 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.

From the third time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the Season. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, the "NEW" songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD audio quality with the unreleased status ….this make Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 3 UNIQUE. Don't miss it!!!! We add four tracks from the January 28, MS show as Bonus. In the way to give you a more complete view of the songs performed in the season, in spite a less audio quality of the tape.

Tracklist:
Vegas February 06, 1974 DS 01.Intro 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Love Me 05.Trying To Get To You 06.Sweet Caroline 07.Love Me Tender 08.Johnny B. Good 09.Hound Dog 10.Fever 11.Polk Salad Annie 12.Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 13.Spanish Eyes 14.Why Me Lord? 15.Suspicious Minds (part) 16.Band Introduction 17.Release Me 18.Help Me 19.An American Trilogy 20.Let Me Be There 21.Can't Help Falling Love 22.Closing Vamp Bonus: Vegas January 28, 1974 MS 23.My Baby Left Me 24.You'Ve Lost The Loving Feeling 25.Rock Medley 26.I Can't stop Loving You
CD time about 58.00 min
Update October 17, 2011


Welcome To A Wonderful Whirl

The new Uranus label just released their first CD containing the previously unreleased Dinner Show from May 11, 1973 in Lake Tahoe. Since Uranus was able to lay their hands on a first generation recording of the show, the sound is exceptionally good for an audience recording. Be surprised how great an Audience Recording can sound! The CD is packed in a paper sleeve like the Japanese paper sleeve collection or the double albums from the past. A 16 page booklet packed with color pictures completes this wonderful debut of a new label. On a mission to boldly go where no man has gone before!

Track list :

1 C.C. Rider 3:24
2 I Got A Woman /Amen 3:13
3 Love Me Tender 1:45
4 Steamroller Blues 2:51
5 Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:37
6 You Gave Me A Mountain 3:28
7 Love Me 1:40
8 Blue Suede Shoes 1:06
9 Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / 3:02 Mama Don't Dance / Shake Rattle And Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
10 I'm Leavin' 3:09
11 Hound Dog 1:10
12 Fever 3:08
13 What Now My Love ? 3:01
14 Suspicious Minds 3:51
15 Introductions 2:55
16 I'll Remember You 2:29
17 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:19
18 Bridge Over Troubled Water (with false start & reprise ) 6:42
19 A Big Hunk O' Love 2:07
20 Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp 1:49

Update October 10, 2011


Shreveport '75

TOUCHDOWN Productions proudly presents their next release, which will be the afternoon show from Shreveport, Louisiana on June 7, 1975. The King delivered a very good show with lots of highlights. The sound is of very good quality for this kind of recordings.
Tracklisting:
See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me Let Me Know - Love Me Tender - Audience Talk - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Band Introductions - Johnny B Goode - Drum Solo - Bass Solo - Piano Solo - School Days - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art - Funny How Time Slips Away - Little Darlin' - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Can't Help Falling in Love
Update October 10, 2011

Unedited Masters: Nashville 1970

After the huge success and great reviews of our first release in the "Unedited Masters" series, we are proud to inform you about our, soon to be released, new volume:
Unedited Masters: Nashville 1970
Again we are able to present to you more undubbed and unedited masters, this time as recorded in Nashville, Tennessee 1970. As always, we deliver all songs without any fade-ins, fade-outs or cut-outs. Everything is presented the way it was recorded in the studio. The sound quality on this wonderful release is again "from outer space".

Hear Elvis in his prime in a way you never heard him before!
Don't you dare miss this great and limited edition and ……
If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
Track listing:
1 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off of It unedited O.V. master 5:37 2 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me unedited O.V. master 2:34 3 Just Pretend unedited O.V. master 4:13 4 Faded Love Brass & Stings O.V. master 4:09 5 The Next Step Is Love unedited O.V. master 3:48 6 Make The World Go Away Take 3 O.V. /work part Tk.1 O.V. 5:01 7 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water unedited overdubbed master 5:24 8 Twenty Days And Twenty Nights unedited O.V. master 3:40 9 I've Lost You unedited O.V. master 4:01 10 I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago unedited master 3:29 11 The Sound Of Your Cry unedited O.V. master 4:36 12 The Fool unedited undubbed master 2:33 13 Cindy, Cindy unedited O.V. master 3:16 14 It's Your Baby, You Rock It unedited alternate master 3:23 15 Stranger In The Crowd unedited O.V. master 4:35 16 Mary In The Morning unedited O.V. master 4:25 17 This is Our Dance backup vocal overdub master 3:14 18 Only Believe O.V. master ( featuring horns ) 2:58 19 Patch It Up unedited alternate master 3:28 20 The Fool Take 1 ( different mix ) 2:24
Total running time 76:57
O,V, = overdubbed
Update October 7, 2011


Artwork ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN

Here we have the artwork for the upcoming CD "Alright, Okay, You win. Since the late 70s, there were rumours that the tour opening in College Park was a complete disaster - one of the worst Elvis concerts ever. This rumour was first published in Jerry Hopkins' book, and it was repeated in various publications so many times that almost nobody had any doubt. In 2006, Straight Arrow released a CD called "CHAOS IN COLLEGE PARK" which was an eye-opener, and proof that it was rather decent concert with some fine performances, too.

According to several books, the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance was another of the most controversial Elvis Presley events. In a recent book, "DAY BY DAY", it's said that Elvis was on stage for 30 minutes only, giving his worst concert of the tour.
In August, Straight Arrow obtained a bunch of tapes, among them a 1st generation copy of a previously unknown audience recording of this Detroit concert. The producers decided to release this particular recording because it is an interesting show in good sound quality. Will another myth be shattered? Is the show as bad as its reputation? Judge for yourself. It's worth pointing out that the running time is about an hour, and not 30 minutes.
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the tape was completely restored for your enjoyable listening. The disc is accompanied with a deluxe 16-page booklet, including critical liner notes and a collection of photos taken in Detroit on Sept. 29th, October 4th and in South Bend on September 30th, 1974.
"ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN" will be released in early October.

Tracks:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Hound Dog - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - 12. Don't Be Cruel (reprise) - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. When It's My Time (by Voice) - 14. Why Me Lord - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians continues - 16. Lead Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 19. Alright, Okay, You Win (Glen D. Hardin, sung by Elvis) - 20. Killing Me Softly (by Voice, incomplete) - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp.
Bonus: Alright, Okay, You Win (taken from soundboard)
Update October 4, 2011

ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN

Since the late 70s, there were rumours that the tour opening in College Park was a complete disaster - one of the worst Elvis concerts ever. This rumour was first published in Jerry Hopkins' book, and it was repeated in various publications so many times that almost nobody had any doubt. In 2006, Straight Arrow released a CD called "CHAOS IN COLLEGE PARK" which was an eye-opener, and proof that it was rather decent concert with some fine performances, too.

According to several books, the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance was another of the most controversial Elvis Presley events. In a recent book, "DAY BY DAY", it's said that Elvis was on stage for 30 minutes only, giving his worst concert of the tour.
In August, Straight Arrow obtained a bunch of tapes, among them a 1st generation copy of a previously unknown audience recording of this Detroit concert. The producers decided to release this particular recording because it is an interesting show in good sound quality. Will another myth be shattered? Is the show as bad as its reputation? Judge for yourself. It's worth pointing out that the running time is about an hour, and not 30 minutes.
As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the tape was completely restored for your enjoyable listening. The disc is accompanied with a deluxe 16-page booklet, including critical liner notes and a collection of photos taken in Detroit on Sept. 29th, October 4th and in South Bend on September 30th, 1974.
"ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN" will be released in early October.

Tracks:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Hound Dog - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - 12. Don't Be Cruel (reprise) - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. When It's My Time (by Voice) - 14. Why Me Lord - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians continues - 16. Lead Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 19. Alright, Okay, You Win (Glen D. Hardin, sung by Elvis) - 20. Killing Me Softly (by Voice, incomplete) - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp.
Bonus: Alright, Okay, You Win (taken from soundboard)
Update September 24, 2011

Atlanta Bound & Down At The End Out Of Paradise Rd. Out Now

Out now is Straight Arrow's two new releases "Atlanta Bound" & "Down At The End Out Of Paradise Rd".
Both cd's comes with a 16 page booklet.
Tracklisting Atlanta Bound:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman /Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Help Me - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 21. Love Letters - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt - 24. Hurt (reprise) - 25. Burning Love - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Little Darlin' - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp
June 4, 1976 show in Atlanta, GA
Approximate running time: 69:15

Tracklisting Down At The End Of Paradise Rd:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Trouble - 07. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop and Fly / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. My Boy - 14. I Can's Stop Loving You - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Introduction of daughter, Lisa Marie / Lady Of Spain (one liner) - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp
August 30, 1973 Midnight Show in Las Vegas
Approximate running time: 57:57
Update September 17th, 2011

A NEW Label - BACKDRAFT

This deluxe 4 CD set released by Backdraft is the ultimate January/February 1970 engagement package. 'Rebooked at the International' features multi-track recordings by RCA including unreleased leftovers that did not make the 'On Stage' album. These are the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the up-coming 'On Stage' album. No repairs, No overdubs!

CD2 features the recordings that finally made the 'On Stage' album however, for the first time, is released in its original form before studio overdubs were added. The tracks are unedited, with extra long unedited dialogue in between songs that also were never included on the album. This is the 'On Stage' album that was meant to be, no overdubs, unedited and raw on stage directly from multi-track tapes
CD3 features the left over tracks that never made it to the album. For the first time, it contains many unreleased songs in multi-track form along with some previous material that were recorded from the same shows. This, with all the added unreleased dialogue in between the songs is accompanied with rehearsal tracks from the engagement, making this collection the most complete and compelling ever assembled on this, Elvis' second coming to the International Hotel.
This box set also includes newly sourced soundboard recordings of the opening and closing shows of the engagement. Though both have been released several times before, none of those previous releases achieved the sonic quality presented here.

The Opening show on CD1 is presented for the first time without any of the heavy filters that were present on previous releases as well as the Closing show on CD4, a much better recording, is slightly longer at the end than before. This is the first time that every single audio signal of the original recording has been used for the audio restoration. Backdraft has achieved a much clearer natural sound and a tremendous sonic separation of the instruments and voices. This is not a slight improvement like on other re-releases; this is a new sonic experience! Many Elvis fans would appreciate the difficulty in obtaining photographs from the January/February 1970 engagement. In fact, fans would agree the enormous rarity of such since only a handful of these have been seen or available. For the first time included in the accompanying 100 page hardback book, are such photographs never before seen in beautiful quality accompanied with extensive liner notes and hard facts.

Track-list as follows:
International Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada
CD 1
OPENING SHOW - January 26, 1970
Sammy Shore (Comedy Act)* Unreleased Opening Vamp All Shook Up That´s All Right Elvis talks Proud Mary Don´t Cry Daddy Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel Long Tall Sally Let It Be Me I Can´t Stop Loving You Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto True Love Travels On A Gravel Road Sweet Caroline Polk Salad Annie Introductions Kentucky Rain Suspicious Minds Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 2 (Unreleased in its original form)

ON STAGE - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS) Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS) Release Me (Feb. 18; MS) Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS) Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS) The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS) Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS) Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS) Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS) Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS) I Can´t Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

CD 3*Denotes as unreleased
February 18, 1970 - DINNER SHOW Long Tall Sally* (incl. false start Elvis talks* Don´t Cry Daddy The Wonder Of You Walk A Mile In My Shoes* Release Me* Polk Salad Annie* February 19, 1970 - DINNER SHOW Elvis talks Proud Mary (incl. false start) Elvis talks Don´t Cry Daddy* Elvis talks* Kentucky Rain* Let It Be Me* I Can´t Stop Loving You* Walk A Mile In My Shoes* Elvis talks (0:43) Release Me See See Rider BONUS TRACKS Hound Dog (Feb. 15, MS) Love Me Tender (Feb. 15, MS) Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto (Feb. 15, MS) Kentucky Rain (Feb. 16, DS) The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 1) The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 2) The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL, Version 3) Release Me (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL) See See Rider (Feb. 18, REHEARSAL) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Acetate - Feb. 18, REHEARSAL)

CD 4 - CLOSING SHOW - February 23, 1970
Opening Vamp All Shook Up I Got A Woman Long Tall Sally Elvis talks Don´t Cry Daddy Elvis talks Hound Dog Love Me Tender Kentucky Rain Let It Be Me I Can´t Stop Loving You See See Rider Sweet Caroline Polk Salad Annie Elvis taking a break Introductions Blueberry Hill (Elvis at the piano) Lawdy Miss Clawdy Heartbreak Hotel Elvis talks One Night It´s Now Or Never Suspicious Minds Elvis talks Can´t Help Falling In Love Announcement
Update September 14, 2011


Wild Tiger at The Hilton Vol. 3

The MxF label will release soon the third volume of "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 06, 1974 Dinner Show.
After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the "new" songs "Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John" and the classic "Trying to Get To You" sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie "My Baby Left me" without forget two classic early 70' songs like Release Me and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.

The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out 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.

From the third time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the Season. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, the "NEW" songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD audio quality with the unreleased status ….this make Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 3 UNIQUE. Don't miss it!!!! We add four tracks from the January 28, MS show as Bonus. In the way to give you a more complete view of the songs performed in the season, in spite a less audio quality of the tape.

Tracklist:
Vegas February 06, 1974 DS 01.Intro 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Love Me 05.Trying To Get To You 06.Sweet Caroline 07.Love Me Tender 08.Johnny B. Good 09.Hound Dog 10.Fever 11.Polk Salad Annie 12.Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 13.Spanish Eyes 14.Why Me Lord? 15.Suspicious Minds (part) 16.Band Introduction 17.Release Me 18.Help Me 19.An American Trilogy 20.Let Me Be There 21.Can't Help Falling Love 22.Closing Vamp Bonus: Vegas January 28, 1974 MS 23.My Baby Left Me 24.You'Ve Lost The Loving Feeling 25.Rock Medley 26.I Can't stop Loving You
CD time about 58.00 min
Update September 11, 2011


Sittin' On The Top Of The World

A new release from the Gravel Road label is a 2-CD set titled "Sittin' On Top of the World" with the August 12th 1970 midnight show. This was released before on the BMG 3 CD-set version of TTWII and now it is complete.

DISC I
- 01. A THING CALLED LOVE 02. ON THE OTHER SIDE 03. OPENING THEME 04. MYSTERY TRAIN / TIGER MAN 05. MONOLOGUE 06. HOUND DOG 07. MONOLOGUE 08. LOVE ME TENDER 09. JUST PRETEND 10. WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES 11. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING 12. WORDS 13. SWEET CAROLINE 14. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN' 15. POLK SALAD ANNIE 16. AUDIENCE WALK.
DISC II
- 01. INTRODUCTIONS 02. HEARTBREAK HOTEL 03. ONE NIGHT 04. BLUE SUEDE SHOES 05. ALL SHOOK UP 06. LITTLE SISTER / GET BACK 07. I WAS THE ONE 08. LOVE ME 09. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT ? 10. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER 11. SUSPICIOUS MINDS 12. CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / CLOSING VAMP

This release offers, for the first time ever, the complete one and a half hour reel of the August 12, 1970 Midnight Show in Las Vegas, in the original, beautiful stereo mix recorded back in 1970. This show is directly transferred from the complete one and half hour stereo reels. All tracks are 24bit restored and remastered for high-fidelity.
Also included is a gorgeous 24-page booklet in full color with in-depth liner notes and rare photos. And there is also an amazing bonus gift: an exact copy of Elvis' personal tortoise shell guitar pick, as may be seen during the TTWII rehearsals, on display in Graceland, or in the book "Elvis by the Presleys." You will get one of two kinds in this limited-edition set: heavy, for the electric guitar, or medium, for acoustic guitar. Just like Elvis used! This will for sure become a collectable all on its own!
It belongs to the rehearsals of That's the way it is and has the feel of "The return of the Prodigy " best of both worlds !
Update September 3, 2011


Two new releases

Announced to be released in 2 weeks are two CD's with audience recordings:
CD 1 - Touchdown Productions
August 21,1970 Las Vegas, Dinner Show
Tracklist
[01] Opening Theme - [02] That's Alright Mama -[03] I Got A Woman - [04] Tiger Man - [05] Elvis Welcomes The Audience - [06] Love Me Tender -[07] I Just Can't Help Believin' - [08] Sweet Caroline - [09] You've Lost That Lovin` Feeling - [10] Polk Salad Annie - [11] Band Introductions Part 1 - [12] Johnny B. Goode - [13] Happy Birthday James Burton - [14] Band Introductions Part 2 - [15] Introduction of Neil Diamond - [16] The Wonder Of You - [17] Heartbreak Hotel - [18] One Night - [19] Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin` Goin'on - [20] Hound Dog - [21] Bridge Over Troubled Water - [22] Suspicious Minds - [23] Can't Help Falling In Love - BONUS [24] I've Lost You

CD 2 - Under The Midnight Sun - Showroom Records
1973-01-28-MS --- Las Vegas Season # 8
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tracklist:
01 | See See Rider | 2:59 02 | I Got A Woman / Amen | 2:30 03 | Until It's Time For You To Go | 2:34 04 | You Don't Have To Say You Love Me | 2:15 05 | Steamroller Blues | 3:43 06 | You Gave Me A Mountain | 3:20 07 | Fever | 3:27 08 | Love Me | 1:31 09 | All Shook Up | 1:05 10 | Love Me Tender | 1:51 11 | Johnny B. Goode | 1:37 12 | Hound Dog | 2:16 13 | What Now My Love | 2:58 14 | Suspicious Minds | 4:42 15 | Band Introductions | 1:45 16 | I'll Remember You | 2:44 17 | I Can't Stop Loving You | 3:16 18 | An American Trilogy | 4:25 19 | Introduction of the Russian Olympic Team | 0:35 20 | Can't Help Falling In Love | 2:27

Update September 3, 2011




Unedited Masters - Stax 1973

Out now from Venus Productions is a new CD in great sound quality. The first fourteen tracks feature mostly unedited overdub masters and some undubbed masters, all recorded during the famous Stax 1973 sessions. One of the highlight is definitely the complete unedited master of  ''Promised Land'' with vocal harmony by Elvis himself, and partly used in the movie and on the album ''This Is Elvis''.

The eleven bonus tracks were all recorded after the Aloha Special for inclusion during the Special shown later that year in the USA. It features several takes of some of the performances, and dialogues between Elvis, the producer and his musicians.  

We are again able to present all these tracks in our usual ''out of space'' sound quality. As always there are no fade-ins, no fade-outs and all recordings were left as there were recorded.

Don't miss this very limited edition and .....If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.

Tracks :

1 Promised Land Take 6* 3:06

2 It's Midnight (undubbed) Take 19 4:45

3 If You Talk In Your Sleep Unedited master 2:50

4 Thinking About You Unedited O.V. master 4:53

5 Love Song Of The Year Unedited O.V.master 3:59

6 Help Me (with false Start) overdubbed master 2:52

7 My Boy unedited O.V. master 3:23

8 Loving Arms (with backing vocals) overdubbed master 3:03

9 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues une. undubbed master 4:42

10 Talk About The Good Times Unedited O.V. master 2:58

11 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming Unedited OV. Master 4:00

12 There's A Honky Tonk Angel Unedited O.V. master 3:24

13 If You Talk In Your Sleep Backing vocals overdub 2:24

14 If That Isn't Love Take 1 4:04 

* Take 6 V.O. : Vocal harmony by Elvis ( unedited )

Bonus tracks : 

15 Blue Hawaii rehearsal (incomplete) 0:52

16 Dialogue 1:30

17 Blue Hawaii /dialogue Take 1 1:29

18 Blue Hawaii Take 2 2:34

19 Dialogue 2:15

20 Ku-U-I-Po Take 1 2:36

21 Dialogue / No More Take 1 3:34

22 Dialogue / Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 2 1:04

23 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 3 1:55

24 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 4 2:04

25 Early Morning Rain Take 2 3:00

 Update - August 24, 2011 



Vegas Variety Vol. 6

To be released August 24, 2011: Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 6 of their series "Vegas Variety", featuring the performance of August 24, 1974 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.

It was 37 years ago and Elvis was (again) "hot" in Vegas. The Hilton Hotel´s famed showroom was sold out for every single performance and Elvis was in the mood of giving the audience a lot for their money. Not only music was part of the game this time. Elvis also did quite some monologues about his favourite sports, jewelry, John O´ Grady´s new book and from time to time even about "Black Angels" ;-) Elvis´ Engagement in Las Vegas in the summer of 1974 was somewhat different and so it is some kind of extra special to hear as many of his concerts from that period as possible. Rainbow Records is now able to deliver a very fine show in really nice sound, recorded by some fans tape recorder which has been secretly brought with by a female fan to "record" the King. As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of pictures and information on its 20 pages.
Tracklisting:

01. Also Sprach Zaratuhustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Le Me Know) 06. It's Midnight 07. Big Boss Man 08. Fever 09. Love Me Tender 10. All Shook Up 11. The Wonder Of You 12. I'm Leavin 13. Softly As I Leave You 14. Hound Dog 15. You Gave Me A Mountain 16. Polk Salad Annie 17. Band Introductions 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep 19. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song 21. It's Now Or Never 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) 23. Can't Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp
Running Time:78:58
Update August 24, 2011

Two new Straight Arrow Releases

In a few days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "ATLANTA BOUND" SA 2011-21-02). It will feature Elvis' June 4, 1976 show in Atlanta, GA. Compared with many other mid-1976 concert recordings, this one is very enjoyable. It seems that Elvis was "on fire" when he played Southern states, no matter if it was 1970 or 1976. His three dates at the Omni Coliseum were special ones and Elvis tried hard to please a very appreciative audience. On this CD, STRAIGHT ARROW is presenting the first concert, as both June 5 and 6 have already been released by other labels.

Elvis hit the Omni stage in a good mood and a strong voice. As usual, the highlights are not only ballad performances like "You Gave Me A Mountain", a double "Hurt" or even the country gospel of "Help Me" but also rockers like "Polk Salad Annie", "Burning Love" and "Jailhouse Rock". Near the end of show, Elvis takes an audience request and belts out one of his best versions of "that silly song", "Little Darlin'". As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the finest possible source: a first-generation copy of an original STEREO audience recording, with the tape completely restored for extremely enjoyable listening.

This disc is topped off with a 16-page booklet, including a fine collection of photos from Atlanta on June 4th and 5th, and liner notes. "ATLANTA BOUND" will be released in late August. You will be more than surprised by the sound and, most importantly, by Elvis himself. Yes, he had some off-moments in 1976, but this gig ain't one of them! Don't miss a chance to dig another cool show from the King.

Tracks:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman /Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Help Me - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 21. Love Letters - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt - 24. Hurt (reprise) - 25. Burning Love - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Little Darlin' - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp
Approximate running time: 69:15

The second summer '11 release from Straight Arrow (SA 2011-22-02) will be the previously-unreleased August 30, 1973 Midnight Show in Las Vegas. Most of Elvis' August-September 1973 shows were solid (especially when compared with February 1973) and this night is no exception. The show is somewhat unusual. Usually, every time daughter Lisa Marie was in attendance, Elvis would drop the emotional ballad "My Boy" from the set list, and replace it with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". In this show, however, both songs are performed.

This live recording is taken from the flip side of an original 120-minute cassette tape. The A-side, containing the dinner show that same evening, was released by STRAIGHT ARROW in 2010 as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The sound quality here is very good, considering it was taped from the audience. All photographs are from the August-September 1973 Hilton engagement, and the liner notes are written by the super-fan who quietly recorded the show!

Excerpts from the sleeve notes:

"Elvis appeared, looking trim in a white jumpsuit with sunburst pattern of blue and gold. Taking his black acoustic guitar from Charlie Hodge, the King of the Las Vegas showrooms began what would be a fine, upbeat show with an energetic "C. C. Rider". Charlie almost dropped Elvis' tossed guitar at the end of "I Got A Woman/Amen", causing the singer to joke, "We live dangerously up here!" "Bridge Over Troubled Water" shifted things from sexy back to serious, with Elvis reprising the finale from the verse "Sail on, silver girl". It was pleasing to see how his mood had changed quite dramatically from that evening's first performance. At the dinner show Elvis had fooled around and chatted quite a lot. Now, he put on a much tighter performance, although both shows were enjoyable in different ways. There was an exchange with Bill Porter in the sound booth about his microphone; there'd been sound problems at the first show, and Elvis changed microphones before doing "An American Trilogy". During the quieter part he added, "All my trials, Lord - thank goodness - soon be over". Was this a reference to his upcoming divorce, problems with Colonel Parker, or simply that he was annoyed, and was glad his summer season was almost completed? "If we've done anything to make you happy, then we feel we've done our job", said the King, as he moved into "Can't Help Falling In Love" and completed a very satisfying performance. Many British fans, who'd arrived in Vegas earlier that day, must have been thrilled to discover their hero in such good form".

Tracks:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Trouble - 07. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop and Fly / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians - 13. My Boy - 14. I Can's Stop Loving You - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Introduction of daughter, Lisa Marie / Lady Of Spain (one liner) - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp
Approximate running time: 57:57
Update August 23, 2011

The Bicentennial King Vol. 3

Introducing a new label by the name of MILLBRANCH MUSIC here is their third release. Out by August 16, 2011 this will be a factory pressed cd (no cdr!!!) limited to 500 copies with an 8 page booklet containing lots of photos and different original 1976 Shreveport, LA newspaper articles with information regarding the Elvis concert at the Hirsch Coliseum on July 1, 1976. The sound is very good for an audience recording and Elvis is delivering a fine show, being in good spirits. This show has NOT been released yet on factory pressed cd. All you fans out there know what to expect from Elvis´ Shreveport 76 show - so if you are interested be advised to get your copy as soon as you can. By the way: Volume 4 is soon to follow (in early October).

Tracklist: Shreveport, July 01, 1976 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. 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 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Early Morning Rain 16. What'd I Say 17. Johnny B Goode 18. Drum Solo (incomplete) 19. Piano Solo (incomplete) 20. Electric Piano Solo 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. Hurt #1 24. Hurt #2 25. Hound Dog 26. Funny How Time Slips Away 27. Happy Birthday (to Bridget) 28. It's Now Or Never 29. Can't Help Falling
Update August 2, 2011


Desert Serenade

Touchdown Productions announced their next CD Desert Serenade. It contains the former unreleased Midnight Show from August 16, 1972 in Las Vegas. The source for this release is of very good quality!

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra [02] See See Rider [03] Johnny B. Goode [04] Proud Mary [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' Feeling [08] Polk Salad Annie [09] Elvis Welcomes The Audience [10] What Now My Love Love [11] Fever [12] Love Me [13] Blue Suede Shoes [14] Heartbreak Hotel [15] All Shook Up [16] Love Me Tender [17] Little Sister/ Get Back [18] Hound Dog [19] I'll Remember You [20] Suspicious Minds [21] Band Introductions [22] My Way [23]A Big Hunk O' Love [24] American Trilogy [25] Can't Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp
BONUS-Tracks: [26] You Gave Me A Mountain [27] Mystery Train / Tiger Man [28] For The Good Times

Tracks 1-25 recorded August 16, 1972 Midnight Show
Tracks 26-27 recorded August 28, 1972
Track 28 recorded September 1, 1972 Dinner Show
Update August 2, 2011

The Toledoan Balladeer

Coming soon from the Managment 3 label is "The Toledoan Balladeer". It will feature the April 23, 1977 concert. Here the tracklisting:
01 | Also Sprach Zarathustra | 1:35 02 | See See Rider | 4:24 03 | I Got A Woman / Amen | 5:56 04 | Love Me | 2:21 05 | If You Love Me (Let Me Know) | 2:57 06 | You Gave Me A Mountain (incl. false start) | 3:39 07 | Jailhouse Rock | 1:36 08 | O Sole Mio (sung by Sherill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never | 3:43 09 | Little Sister | 2:26 10 | Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel | 2:18 11 | And I Love You So | 3:30 12 | Fever | 3:04 13 | Polk Salad Annie | 4:22 14 | My Way | 4:14 15 | Band Introductions | 1:50 16 | Early Morning Rain | 2:31 17 | What'd I Say | 0:47 18 | Johnny B. Goode | 1:02 19 | Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt) | 2:03 20 | Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) | 1:34 21 | Piano Solo (Tony Brown) | 1:05 22 | Electric Keyboard Solo (Bobby Ogden) | 0:59 23 | Band Introductions | 0:22 24 | School Days | 0:59 25 | Hurt | 2:08 26 | Hound Dog | 2:05 27 | Can't Help Falling In Love | 1:59 28 | Closing Vamp + Announcements | 2:12
Update July 12, 2011




Singer Presents Elvis

The next release from Venus Productions is titled Singer Presents Elvis and features materials recorded for his 1968 TV Special. See the flyer above for details !

Updated July 9, 2011

Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 2 Out Now

The MxF label has released the second volume of "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas September 01, 1974 Midnight Show.
Elvis' performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries a long show which is very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the new song "It's Midnight" and the classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water" sang terrifically. At the same time he worked in heavy rock songs like "Big Boss Man" and the showstopper "If You Talk In Your Sleep" without forget two classic early 70' singles like Until It's Time for You to Go and I'm Leaving and as you can see from the track list no classic oldies in the show. This season will be remembered for the great opening night and naturally for the Closing Nights from the numerous dialogues, but for the superb music too, Elvis looks fantastic and it is clear that despite it all the music keeps his brain active.

The sound is great an unbelievable for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely super 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.

From the second time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the concert. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is SUPERB the difference from a soundboard recording is minimal, in times of continue re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GREAT audio quality with the unreleased status ….this make Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 2 UNIQUE. Don't miss it!!!!

Tracklist:
CD time about 74.00 min
01.2001 Theme/Intro 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Until It's Time For You To Go 05.If You Love Let Me know 06.It's Midnight 07.Big Boss Man 08.Fever 09.I'm Leaving 10.Softly As I Leave You 11.An American Trilogy 12.It's Now Or Never 13.Introductions 14.If You Talk In My Sleep 15.Why Me Lord 16.Let Me Be There 17.Bridge Over Troubled Water 18.Hawaiin Wedding Song 19.Can't Help Falling Love 20.Closing Vamp
Update June 30, 2011




The Essential '77 Soundboard Collection

 

The essential '77 soundboard collection (3 cd's). Yes, It's possible,  a brand new set with really improved sound quality.

 Groove masters wants to take a lead by offering you the best available sound quality to date of these recordings by mastering the groove! 

Warning: If you're used to average sound, Please,  first sit down before push play. 

HAVING FUN IN FLORIDA – VOLUME 1 

This Orlando soundboard was recorded on February 15th, 1977. Clearly, it was a good night. There's a 'joie de vivre' in Elvis' performance that was generally lacking in that final year. Particularly impressive are his astounding renditions of

'Hurt' and 'My Way'. A heartwarming performance – captured in a vibrant and exciting live sound. 

 

01. Love Me ; 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) ; 03. You Gave Me A Mountain ; 04. O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never (with break, medley) ; 05. All Shook Up ; 06. Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel (medley) ; 07. Help Me ; 08. Big Boss Man ; 09. My Way (with false start and reprise) ; 10. Band Introductions (incomplete) ; 11. Hurt (with reprise) ; 12. Hound Dog ; 13. Can't Help Falling In Love ; 14. Closing Vamp 

Bonus performances: 

15. Release Me ; 16. Trying To Get To You ; 17. Fairytale ; 18. My Way ; 19. Moody Blue (attempt only) ; 20. How Great Thou Art ; 21. Blue Christmas ; 22. My Way (with spoken part) ;23. That's All Right, Mama ; 24. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run (medley) ; 25. And I Love You So ; 26. Fever ; 27. Hurt ; 28. Blueberry Hill ; 29. Love Letters 

Tracks 01-14 recorded in Orlando, FL, February 15, 1977. Tracks 15, 16 recorded in Columbia, SC, February 18, 1977. Tracks 17-20 recorded in Charlotte, NC, February 20, 1977. Track 21 recorded in Norman, OK, March 26, 1977. Tracks 22, 23 recorded in Abilene, TX, March 27, 1977. Track 24 recorded in Alexandria, VA, March 29, 1977. Tracks 25-27 recorded in Alexandria, VA, March 30, 1977. Tracks 28, 29 recorded in St. Petersburg, FL, February 14, 1977. 

Running time: 78:22 

TROUBLE IN SAGINAW – VOLUME 2 

On May 3rd, 1977, Elvis Presley performed in Saginaw, MI for the second time on this tour. This performance was also the final night of the tour. It's clear that Elvis is exhausted, but nevertheless he does his best to give the crowd their money's worth. He even opens with 'That's All Right Mama' instead of the usual 'C.C. Rider'. An above-par performance from a very troubled year for Elvis.

 

01. That's All Right ; 02. Trouble (part) ; 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) ; 04. Love Me ; 05. Happy Birthday / Big Boss Man (intro only) ; 06. Hound Dog ; 07. Trying To Get To You ; 08. Jailhouse Rock ; 09. My Way ; 10. Little Sister ; 11. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) ; 12. Help Me ; 13. O Solo Mio - It's Now Or Never ; 14. Love Me Tender ; 15. Why Me Lord (with false start) ; 16. Polk Salad Annie (with false start) ; 17. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) ; 18. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete) 

Bonus performances: 

19. Polk Salad Annie ; 20. Big Boss Man ; 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water ; 22. My Way ; 23. Fairytale ; 24. My Way  

Tracks 01-18 recorded in Saginaw, MI, May 03, 1977. Track 19 recorded in Toledo, OH, April 23, 1977. Tracks 20, 21 recorded in Duluth, MN, April 29, 1977. Track 22 recorded in Chicago, IL, May 01, 1977. Tracks 23-24 recorded in Chicago, IL, May 02, 1977. 

Running time: 71:14 

STUMPIN' MADISON – VOLUME 3 

This soundboard tape was recorded near the end of Elvis' final tour, in Madison, WI on June 24th, 1977.

His regular drummer Ronnie Tutt was replaced on this night by the Sweet Inspirations drummer, Jerome 'Stump' Monroe. And considering the fact that Jerome was asked to fill in during the soundcheck with no possibility to rehearse, he does a tremendous job: "Leave the driving to Stump!". 

01. Opening Vamp / See See Rider ; 02. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) ; 03. Love Me ; 04. If You Love (Let Me Know) ; 05. You Gave Me A Mountain ; 06. Jailhouse Rock (with false start) ; 07. O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never (medley, with reprise) ; 08. One Night (with false start) ; 09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) ; 10. And I Love You So ; 11. Danny Boy (Shaun Nielsen) ; 12. Walk With Me (Shaun Nielsen) ; 13. Love Me Tender ; 14. Band Introductions ; 15. Early Morning Rain ; 16. What'd I Say ; 17. Johnny B. Goode ; 18. Drum Solo (Jerome "Stump" Monroe) ; 19. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) ; 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) ; 21. I Really Don't Want To Know ; 22. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogden) ; 23. Orchestra Solo ; 24. Hound Dog ; 25. Introduction of Vernon Presley ; 26. Can't Help Falling In Love ; 27. Closing Theme / Announcer 

Bonus performances: 

28. Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; 29. Trying To Get To You ; 30. Reconsider Baby ; 31. Release Me; 32. Little Darlin' ; 33. Moody Blue  

Tracks 01-27 recorded in Madison, WI, June 24, 1977. Track 28 recorded in Abilene, TX, March 27, 1977. Tracks 29 & 32 recorded in Ann Arbor, MI, April 24, 1977. Tracks 30, 31 & 33 recorded in Charlotte, NC, Februray 21, 1977. 

Running time: 78:06

Updated Jume 20, 2011

Fifth Time Around

The legendary March 20th, 1974 Memphis, TN concert has been released on a number of occasions, beginning with RCA's original 1974 LP edit with artificial applause mixed in. In 1994, a more complete, unofficial version was issued by " Fort Baxter". It was, however, a patchwork from several different sources incl. many tracks taken from the original RCA LP with overdubs. In 1997, "Steamroller Blues" was issued in pristine quality on "Platinum - A Life In Music". Finally in 2004, BMG's "Follow That Dream" the Elvis collectors label reissued this show nearly complete, in a beautiful deluxe package. But was it the definitive release? For die-hard fans it wasn't, and some viewed it as a letdown. Parts of the dialogues, introductions and even the false start of "Help Me" were omitted, and many have complained about the sound and mixing. Clearly, too much compression and artificial reverb had been applied.

Well, at long last this legendary set is now truly complete, and without the audio choices made by FTD several years ago. Audionics worked with a DAT copy of an original, rough mix tape "as recorded at the Coliseum". Every bit was carefully enhanced in a renowned studio to achieve the best possible quality for your optimal listening pleasure. We hope that you enjoy the results.

No remixing. No noise reduction. No edits. No artificial reverb or other added effects. No heavy compression. Just a pure, raw and natural sound. The King back in his hometown Memphis, on the 20th anniversary of his first release "That's All Right Mama". Elvis was in great form for this recording, and now, for the first time, you can enjoy the excellence of his performance that night in the best-ever sound!

This CD will be released in digipack accompanied by 20-page booklet with many photos from the concert and an interesting essay.

For many, this concert remains the definitive, mid-70s document of The Elvis Presley Show. And that's all right. If you are not satisfied with previous releases of this show, don't miss your chance to obtain this alternate version as provided by Audionics. A decision you will not regret!
Tracks:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Tryin' To Get To You - 06. All Shook Up - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 11. Fever - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Why Me, Lord - 14. How Great Thou Art - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introduction of vocalists, band, orchestra, engineers, Ed Bonja - 17. Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You -18. Help Me (with false start) - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. My Baby Left Me - 22. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 23. Funny How Time Slips Away - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Tracks 06-09, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 23 omitted from official 1974 RCA release. Track 03 edited on official 1974 RCA release. Tracks 16, 18 edited on official 2004 FTD release. Approx. running time: 68:59
Update May 31, 2011


Memphis Heat

Coming soon from the Touchdown label is Memphis Heat. The former unreleased evening show from March 16, 1974 in Elvis' hometown in Memphis, Tennessee in an audience recording.
Tracklisting:
Recorded Live In Memphis
March 16, 1974 - Evening Show
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.16) [02] See See Rider (2.17) [03] I Got A Woman (3.48) [04] Love Me (1.32) [05] Trying To Get To You (2.06) [06] All Shook Up (0.59) [07] Steamroller Blues (2.52) [08] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel (1.50) [09] Love Me Tender (1.38) [10] Johnny B. Goode (1.33) [11] Hound Dog (1.10) [12] Fever (2.57) [13] Polk Salad Annie (3.42) [14] Why Me Lord (3.41) [15] Suspicious Minds (3.37) [16] Band Introductions (2.08) [17] I Can't Stop Loving You (2.16) [18] Help Me (2.39) [19] American Trilogy (3.53) [20] Let Me Be There (with reprise) (3.50) [21] Funny How Time Slips Away (3.10) [22] Can't Help Falling In Love (1.39) [23] Closing Vamp (0.49)

Update May 31, 2011

Keep Rollin' On

We, at Venus Productions, are proud to be able to keep up our image of bringing you quality products with unreleased recordings and an "out of space" sound. This time we'll take you back to Jan./Feb. 1969 to the American Sound Studios in Memphis, TN. As a special bonus to you, we've also included four goodies from 1971 & 1973. Sit back and feel the thrill of listening to unreleased versions of songs that Elvis recorded at the height of his career. Be again prepared for a great sound quality.

This Special Products, Extended Play release contains the following songs:
1 I'm Movin' On Take 2 3:03 Jan. 15, 1969 Brass & Backup O.V. 2 In The Ghetto Master 2:55 Jan. 21, 1969 Backup O.V./unrepaired vocal 3 I'll Be There Take 6 2:27 Jan. 23, 1969 Alternate Master 4 Inherit The Wind Alternate vocal 3:29 Jan. 21, 1969 Strings & 1st Backup O.V. - V.O. 5 After Loving You Master 3:16 Feb. 18, 1969 Unedited 6 Any Day Now Master 3:08 Feb. 21, 1969 unedited & unrepaired vocal 7 Mama Liked The Roses Alternate vocal 2:26 Jan. 21, 1969 Undubbed - V.O. 8 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Master 2:40 Feb. 20, 1969 undubbed 9 You'll Think Of Me Take 14 4:16 Jan. 14, 1969 Unedited - No fade out 10 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues Take 8 3:22 Dec. 13, 1973 Unedited - No fade out 11 Lead Me Guide Me Master 2:44 May 17, 1971 12 I 've Got Confidence Take 2 3:09 May 18, 1971 Unedited 13 Are You Sincere Take 3 2:13 Sept. 23, 1973 previously unreleased - no B.V.
O.V. = overdub V.O. = vocal overdub
Update May 24, 2011


Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 2

The MxF label will release soon the second volume of "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas September 01, 1974 Midnight Show.
Elvis' performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries a long show which is very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the new song "It's Midnight" and the classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water" sang terrifically. At the same time he worked in heavy rock songs like "Big Boss Man" and the showstopper "If You Talk In Your Sleep" without forget two classic early 70' singles like Until It's Time for You to Go and I'm Leaving and as you can see from the track list no classic oldies in the show. This season will be remembered for the great opening night and naturally for the Closing Nights from the numerous dialogues, but for the superb music too, Elvis looks fantastic and it is clear that despite it all the music keeps his brain active.

The sound is great an unbelievable for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely super 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.

From the second time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs from the concert. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is SUPERB the difference from a soundboard recording is minimal, in times of continue re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GREAT audio quality with the unreleased status ….this make Wild Tiger at The Hilton vol. 2 UNIQUE. Don't miss it!!!!

Tracklist:
CD time about 74.00 min
01.2001 Theme/Intro 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Until It's Time For You To Go 05.If You Love Let Me know 06.It's Midnight 07.Big Boss Man 08.Fever 09.I'm Leaving 10.Softly As I Leave You 11.An American Trilogy 12.It's Now Or Never 13.Introductions 14.If You Talk In My Sleep 15.Why Me Lord 16.Let Me Be There 17.Bridge Over Troubled Water 18.Hawaiin Wedding Song 19.Can't Help Falling Love 20.Closing Vamp
Elvis' Jumpsuit: Black Spanish Flower with the red stones
Update May 23, 2011




Elvis Live Live Live - Volume 2

Coming soon ..... Messiah Productions presents Elvis Live Live Live Volume 2: The Cincinnati Special plus the main attraction Elvis On Tour and That's The Way It Is Out-takes in perfect quality.

The DVD includes Johnny B. Goode complete version...Always On My Mind with different camera angles and see Elvis walk out of the studio, an outstanding never released version of Words and the complete Fort Dix farewell interview.

There's more...80 minutes of Elvis in Cincinnati on March 21, 1976, both the afternoon and evening performances with 30 minutes of unreleased footage from the two shows.

If that's not enough a bonus CD of rare tracks with many unreleased versions  come one and all to the video and audio event of the year.

This DVD / CD project is a limited edition....Get one while they last !

Bonus CD

Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - undubbed master

She Thinks I Still Care - unedited undubbed master

The Last Farewell - False start, undubbed master

Moody Blue -  overdubbed unedited master

Hurt - undubbed master

Love Coming Down - undubbed master

Sweet Angeline - undubbed master

Fool - long version

I've Lost You - undubbed master

Love Song Of The Year - undubbed master

Update May 16, 2011




Marching In One Line & Downtown Long Beach

Two releases scheduled for next week is "Marching In One Line" featuring the May 1st, 1976 show. It comes with a 12 page Booklet.
Tracklisting:
MARCHING IN ONE LINE
May 1, 1976, Midnight Show
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe
2001 Theme When The Saints Go Marching In (one line) / See See Rider I Got A Woman / Amen (incl. one line of Early Morning Rain + Fever) Delilah (1 line) Love Me If You Love Me (Let Me Know) You Gave Me A Mountain All Shook Up Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel Fever Rip It Up (one line) My Way Burning Love Band Introductions Solos Love Letters School Days Hurt (with reprise) How Great Thou Art Mystery Train / Tiger Man Can't Help Falling In Love

The second one is "Downtown Long Beach" featuring the November 15th, 1972 show, coming with a 16 page Booklet
Tracklisting:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - 1 Got A Woman - Until Its Time For You - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Polk Salad Annie - Elvis Welcomes The Audience - Love Me - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - The Wonder Of You - Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Little Sister/ Get Back - Hound Dog - Remember You - How Great Thou Art - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - Burning Love - Fever - You Gave Me A Mountain - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp & Announcement

Update May 11, 2011



Welcome To The Jungle - Hurt

Venus Productions just released a new volume in the Welcome to The Jungle series titled Hurt. As usual, this CD offers you some spectacular recordings from the famous Jungle Room sessions, including some never heard before outtakes. There's no need to brag again about this release being sensational, having a great sound quality or about the beautiful 16 page booklet, because you all knew that on forehand.


Hear how Elvis and his band go from strength to strength on "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "For The Heart" and "Hurt".  This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't you dare miss it!!!

If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.

Tracks :

01- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Takes 1,2   5:14 ; 02- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Take 3  4:07 ;  03-I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Takes 4,5  3:58  ;  04- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Undubbed Master 3:40 ; 05- I'll Never Fall In Love Again  Master 3:44  06- For The Heart Take 1  3:46 ;  07- For The Heart Takes 2,3  4:15 ; 08- For The Heart Take 4  4:05 ;  09- For The Heart  False starts,Take 5  4:30 ;  10- For The Heart  Undubbed Master  3:26 ; 11- For The Heart  Master  3:25 ;  12- Hurt  Take 1  1:16 ;  13- Hurt  Take 2  2:19 ; 14- Hurt  False starts, Take 3  2:47 ; 15- Hurt  Take 4  1:16 ;  16- Hurt  Take 5  2:11 ; 17- Hurt  Take 6  0:46 ;  18- Hurt  Undubbed Master  2:10 ;  19- Hurt  remixed  2:07 ; 20- Hurt  Master  2:10 ;  21- Hurt  Take 69  2:20

May 2, 2011



You'll Never Walk Alone

In a couple of days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE" (SA 2011-20-02). It will feature Elvis' famous July 19th, 1975 8:30 pm show from Uniondale, NY.
17 years ago, Claudia label released this show in slightly incomplete form, using an unknown generation tape copy of the original recording. Straight Arrow managed to obtain the original (mono) tape directly from person who recorded it. No edits - and in the best possible sound! The title-song in particular sounds stunning: a truly goosebump-inducing performance in the best soundquality possible!
As most of die-hard fans know, Elvis' July 1975 tour was one of his best. No need to go into big details. His evening Uniondale concert was of the highest quality - a rockin' setlist, rare songs, great mood and brilliant vocal work.

As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, this original recording was completely restored in a studio and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a standard 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Uniondale 8:30 pm show and a critically written but positive review by Nick Cohn.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" will be released in early May, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain the ultimate release of one of the coolest Elvis shows ever. And as the front cover show, on stage, Elvis was never walking alone!

Tracks:

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. Love Me Tender - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Hound Dog - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 18. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 20. Why Me Lord (funny version) - 21. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. You'll Never Walk Alone (Elvis at piano, the only live version) - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 25. Little Darlin' - 26. I'm Leavin' (one to last version) - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
April 25, 2011




Matinee Majesty Out Now

Straight Arrow just released a new CD called "MATINEE MAJESTY" (SA 2011-19-02). It features Elvis' full June 26th, 1976 afternoon show from Providence, RI.  Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".

The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.

 Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool show from The King. It is a magical prequel of another Providence concert, the one from May 23, 1977, released by Straight Arrow just a few weeks ago!


Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie (false start only) / Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 22. Hurt - 23. Hurt (reprise) - 24. Hound Dog - 25. Funny How Time Slips Away - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Approximate running time: 61:16





Spanish Eyes by Request (Gravelroad Music) out now !

01. C. C. Rider 02. I Got A Woman / Amen 03. Love Me 04. Tryin' To Get To You 05. All Shook Up 06. Love Me Tender 07. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 08. Hound Dog 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Why Me Lord (with reprise) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Band Introductions 14. I Can't Stop Loving You 15. Help Me 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. Let Me Be There 18. Spanish Eyes 19. Big Boss Man 20. Funny How Time Slips Away 21. Can't Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp

This show is directly transferred from the complete soundboard. The quality of reel to soundboard tape transfer limits the reproduction to CD. All tracks are 24bit restored and remastered for high-fidelity.
GR CD 7403-2 © 2011 GRAVELROAD MUSIC.
Quote from the first reaction to the CD;
The design is certainly an improvement over the cartonboard sleeve of the original. A nice booklet, containing mainly shots of Elvis in the rainbow suit completes the nice cover. I belong to the lucky bastards that received an inventation for opening night on almost A4 format, okay it is almost 30 years too late, but still... also a greeting card - used for confirmation - was added. Both cards carry great shots from Aloha and I am told the originals are very rare! The soundquality has certainly improved. There is more "space" and that makes the show more lively and most important: the speed is corrected.
Update April 15, 2010


At Cazzie's House

Touchdown new CD release "At Cazzie's House", containing the show in Ann Arbor on April 24, 1977 is out now. "Feel the excitement of the audibly enthusiastic audience while you're listening to an excellent sounding and complete audience recording", that is what the producers say.
tracklisting
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra [02] See See Rider [03] I Got A Woman / Amen [04] Elvis Welcomes The Audience [05] Love Me [06] If You Love Me (Let Me Know) [07] You Gave Me A Mountain [08] Trying To Get To You [09] 0 Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never [10] Blue Hawaii (exc.) [11] Little Sister [12] Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel [13] Help Me [14] My Way [15] Polk Salad Annie [16] Band Introductions [17] Early Morning Rain [18] What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode [19] Ronnie Tutt Solo [20] Jerry Scheff Solo [21] Tony Brown Solo [22] Bobby Odgin Solo [23] School Days [24] Hurt (with reprise) [25] Hound Dog [26] Unchained Melody [27] Little Darlin` [28] Can't Help Falling In Love [29] Closing Vamp [30] Closing Announcement
Source: e-mail - April 2, 2011

On A Jet To The promised land

Venus Productions is proud to announce their latest release "On A Jet To The promised land". By now it should be clear that Venus always delivers top notch products, with unreleased recordings and "out of space" sound quality. Here they surprise us again with unreleased studio recordings from the December 1973 "Promised Land" sessions, the sound quality is again better than ever before. On this Special Edition, Extended Play release you'll find the following treasuries:

1 Promised Land Take 1 2:32
2 There's A Honky Tonk Angel ( who takes me back in ) ** Take 1 3:22
3 There's A Honky Tonk Angel ( who takes me back in ) Fs, Take 2 1:41
4 There's A Honky Tonk Angel ( who takes me back in ) Take 3 3:35
5 My Boy * Take 1 3:37
6 My Boy * Take 2 3:54
7 Love Song Of The Year Take 1 3:35
8 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming ** FS, Take 4 3:25
9 Thinking About You * FS, Take 3 5:05
Tracks 7 & 9 recorded 12-12-1973
Tracks 5 & 6 recorded 12-13-1973
Tracks 1,2,3,4 & 8 recorded 12-15-1973
* Previously released ** Unedited
Source: e-mail - April 1, 2011

SPANISH EYES: BY REQUEST

Gravelroad Music (GRM) returns with yet another great package like ELVIS: GOOD TO BE BACK, this time it's SPANISH EYES: BY REQUEST, Elvis live at the Sahara Tahoe in May 1974. This absolutely excellent tape, from the Friday, May 24, 1974 MS, was the very first available soundboard recording from Lake Tahoe, released in 1995 by Fort Baxter. At this show Elvis was heard taking a personal request for "Spanish Eyes," not something he did too often...

Now the performance is presented by GRM at the correct speed, with improved sound and in a super-deluxe package. Along with a booklet filled with Tahoe '74 facts, photos and detailed liner notes, there is also a reproduction of the rare May 1974 Sahara Tahoe reservation postcard with the color photo of Elvis on back, and another menu-sized, "Your Personal Invitation" card with the invite on the flip-side. Both of these collectables are very hard to find, and suitable for framing.

GRM would like to consider this YOUR personal invitation to the May 24, 1974 midnight show at the SAHARA TAHOE. For new fans the show will be a thrill and for longtime fans, an absolute rediscovery. This show captures Elvis being happy and giving his best.

Here is the track list:
01. C. C. Rider 02. I Got A Woman / Amen 03. Love Me 04. Tryin' To Get To You 05. All Shook Up 06. Love Me Tender 07. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 08. Hound Dog 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Why Me Lord (with reprise) 12. Suspicious Minds 13. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra 14. I Can't Stop Loving You 15. Help Me 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. Let Me Be There 18. Spanish Eyes 19. Big Boss Man 20. Funny How Time Slips Away 21. Can't Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp
Approximate running time: 62:00 All tracks are 24-bit restored and remastered for a fresh, high fidelity sound.
Source: e-mail - March 29, 2011


From Tahoe To Vegas Out Now

Out now is the "From Tahoe to Vegas" (SR Records) with focus on Elvis' July & August 1971. This import comes in deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the second SR release dedicated onto July Tahoe engagement. As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the Lake Tahoe July 1971 season presents Him at the top, of his possibility but in the same time with a sort of continuity in the next month in Vegas He still able to delivery solid shows although shorter overall to the end of the Season. Here are presented three unreleased complete shows in a very good audio quality coming from early generation tapes. Here you have the possibility to listed officially the second show from Tahoe 71 ever in the best audio quality ever…we work on the tape to give you to the possibility to listen with pleasure one of the best show ever of Elvis in the seventy. We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation Of the audience recording you can listen in a very balanced form all the instruments and Elvis super powerful voice. The show is fantastic and the track listing is very interesting with a lot of rare songs as MY BABE, I JUST CAN'T Help Believing and Help ME MAKE THROUGH THE NIGHT and with the unusual conclusion with Bridge over troubled water.. The Other Two Shows coming form August 26 and 27 midnight Show in spite Elvis' starting to feel the tire from both of the season, They are still solid with a superb audio, overall in the August 27 He sound terrific full of vocal energy with a tape with a full sharp sound that give justice to the listener. No surprises on the track list but all the songs are delivered with energy and solid enthusiasm. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period. We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best. Again We are happy to give you the possibility to listen for the second time a show from Like Tahoe 71. For the Third time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of both the Seasons. Don't miss it.
Source: e-mail - March 26, 2011

MATINEE MAJESTY

In a few days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "MATINEE MAJESTY" (SA 2011-19-02). It will feature Elvis' full June 26th, 1976 afternoon show from Providence, RI.
Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".

The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.

"Matinee Majesty" will be released in March, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool show from The King. It is a magical prequel of another Providence concert, the one from May 23, 1977, released by Straight Arrow just a few weeks ago!
Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie (false start only) / Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 22. Hurt - 23. Hurt (reprise) - 24. Hound Dog - 25. Funny How Time Slips Away - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approximate running time: 61:16

Source: e-mail - March 14, 2011

Leaving Jackson On Fire 

The Venus Productions label is will soon release their third  book / CD set with a beautiful hardcover book and featuring the soundboard recording of June 9, 1975 evening from Jackson , MS in great sound quality. This show was already released 15 years ago under the title '' Cut 'Em Down To Size ''. No doubts several fans missed it back then but well worth the wait as this new packaging is superbly presented and in great sound quality. 

Like '' Black Angels In Vegas '' and '' Bringing It All Back Home '' this set includes many beautiful color photographs and liner notes spread over 80 pages.

1- Introduction : Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2- See See Rider ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen ( sp ) ; 4- Love Me ; 5- If You Love Me, Let Me Know ; 6- Love Me Tender ( false start ) / All Shook Up ; 7- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ; 8- Hound Dog ; 9- The Wonder Of You ; 10- Polk Salad Annie ; 11- Introduction of the vocalists, John W. and James Burton ; 12- Johnny B. Goode ; 13- Drum solo ; 14- Bass solo ; 15- Piano solo ; 16 -Introduction of Charlie H., Voice and Joe Guercio ; 17- School Day ; 18- T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; 19- Why Me Lord ; 20- Let Me Be There ; 21- An American Trilogy ; 22- Funny How Slips Away ; 23- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ; 24- Help Me Make It Through The Night ; 25- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp

Tracks 1 & 2 : June 10, 1975

Track 3 : June 10, 1975 with ending spliced from June 9, 1975.

March 8, 2011




Scope´s Hope – Elvis Sells Out

To be released March 11, 2011: The brandnew BSM Label brings you an audience recording of Elvis Presley´s show in Norfolk, Virginia of July 20, 1975 - 2:30PM (Matinee Performance). The cd has a running time of 79:50 min! The summer tour of 1975, with the exception of the final five city tour of 1976, can easily be considered the last great stand Elvis made. He was healthier, happier, and less distracted by his personal life on stage than he had been in 1973 and 1974. Back was an Elvis filled with happiness to be touring. He was having a very good time with slightly different setlists, his good ole´ TCB band, and the audience. He also pulled out many rare songs, even songs he had never performed live before, and mixed up his set list quite a bit on this summer tour. He was singing with power and inspiration.

Especially in this Norfolk matinee performance he did an extremely powerful version of 'How Great Thou Art' and a rare "Promised Land". So have fun and enjoy the first release by BSM! Every copy of this cd comes with an 20 page booklet full of information regarding the show PLUS an extra poster containing the photo from the front cover of the cd booklet!

Tracklisting:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Big Boss Man 05. Love Me (with false start) 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 07. Love Me Tender 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Dont Be Cruel / 10. Hound Dog 11. The Wonder Of You 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Johnny B Goode (James Burton) 15. Suzie Q (James Burton) 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff ) 18. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 19. School Day 20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 21. Why Me Lord ? 22. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 23. Let Me Be There 24. Funny How Time Slips Away 25. Little Darlin' 26. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 27. Promised Land 28. Can't Help Falling In Love 29. Closing Vamp

March 5, 2011


Vegas Variety Vol. 5

Rainbow Records is back with a brand new release and it is the 5th volume in the popular "Vegas Variety" - series. You won't believe what you´ll hear – expect the unexpected!
Question: How many concerts do you know where Elvis performed a medley of "Hound Dog - I've Lost You - Hound Dog"? You don't have to answer. Just let us know if you can imagine a Tom Jones-, Engelbert Humperdinck- and Glen Campbell- impersonation by Elvis on "Polk Salad Annie" (at a later part of the song) where he finally says "Me", impersonating himself and receiving rapturous applause. Or a totally crazy version of "You´ve Lost That Lovin´ Feelin´" where Elvis changes the lyrics like this: "You Never Close Your Legs….". And probably an even more crazy short, funny and much to fast version of "Love Me Tender".

Not to mention that hearing another mindblowing "Blue Suede Shoes - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Blue Suede Shoes" Medley from 1970 is simply breathtaking. It´s also really a surprise that Elvis is able to do such an incredible rundown on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" just a couple of minutes later. But be sure, there are even more unusual and most interesting moments to discover on the new release from Rainbow Records.
You may still wonder what makes this concert so special? Well, obviously the fact that this show has happened and until now all the Elvis books did not know about it and have miscalculated the total shows for Elvis 3rd Vegas engagement. The fan who recorded this show labeled the tape as "September 6, 1970 - 3 AM" being the 3rd Show of that day. We have no reason to doubt this.

It's pure Elvis. He's raw and wild, crazy and weird but funny all the time. It seems he's just enjoying whatever he is doing on stage. Rainbow Records was able to work from the original tape from the fan who also recorded the previously released November 12, 1970 show called "The Essence of Energy". So you know what to expect soundwise - but anyhow the content will blow you away!
As always you can expect a high quality 20 pages booklet with never before seen memorabilia from the International Hotel, with rare photos and an interview with "That's The Way it Is" producer Denis Sanders.

Tracklisting: 1. Orchestra intro 2. Opening Vamp / That's All Right 3. I Got A Woman / Amen 4. I Walk The Line (excerpt) / Elvis talks 5. I've Lost You (false start only) 6. Love Me Tender 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8. Polk Salad Annie 9. Band Introductions 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Band Introductions continued 12. The Wonder Of You (with false start) 13. Heartbreak Hotel (2 false starts only) 14. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes 15. Hound Dog (false starts) / I've Lost You (part only) / Hound Dog (with break) 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water 17. Can't Help Falling In Love 18. Closing Vamp

March 1, 2011


Two new MEMORY CDs out soon!

The Memory label is back! After a break of more than one year, the Memory label will be releasing two new CDs in March. Both CDs will contain previously unreleased recordings.
Burst Of Fire 
As recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, at the Hilton Hotel Showroom, August 25th, 1973 Dinner show. 
The first CD is called "BURST OF FIRE" (CD MR 2060-2) and is a solid Las Vegas show with a strong setlist. Among the highlights are "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Release Me" and "An American Trilogy". Lisa Marie was in the audience and Elvis sings "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for her. 
This recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded tape. For the majority of collectors this will be a new, previously unknown show, coming from a recently found cassette! The CD booklet will contain a collection of August/September 1973 photos and liner notes. 
Tracks: 
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Steamroller Blues, 06. You Gave Me A Mountain, 07. Blue Suede Shoes, 08. Rock medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog, 09. Love Me Tender, 10. Fever, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. Band Introductions, 14. Release Me, 15. Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 16. An American Trilogy, 17. A Big Hunk O'Love, 18. Heartbreak Hotel (incomplete), 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (incomplete), 20. Can't Help Falling In Love, 21. Closing Vamp.
 Running time: 52:22 
Elvis At Bay 
As recorded live in St. Petersburg, FL, at the Bayfront Center, September 3rd, 1976.  
The second CD is titled "ELVIS AT BAY" (CD MR 2061-2) and dates from a rather uneven Elvis tour. Nevertheless, the last few shows were of a solid standard, compared with the first ones in Houston, San Antonio & Macon. The Bayfront Center performance is one of finest shows of the tour. Elvis is focused, his voice is strong, he's giving good versions of songs like "And I Love You So", "America", "Polk Salad Annie" & "Hurt". He is also in an exceptionally good mood, joking with Charlie ("I guess they understand how lonely Charlie's been...") and with the audience ("What do you think? I'm the Pope and I'm gonna bless you? No way.")

This recording was taken directly from the original tape obtained from the person who recorded the show. His own memories of the show are presented inside the booklet. All accompanying photographs were taken in St. Petersburg, September 3, 1976.
 Tracks:
 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 06. You Gave Me A Mountain, 07. And I Love You So, 08. Jailhouse Rock, 09. Help Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel, 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise), 13. Polk Salad Annie, 14. Band Introductions, 15. Early Morning Rain, 16. What'd I Say, 17. Johnny B. Goode, 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt), 19. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff), 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown), 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs), 22. Love Letters, 23. School Day, 24. Hurt, 25. Hound Dog, 26. Funny How Time Slips Away, 27. Medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 28. Can't Help Falling In Love, 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.  
Running time: 68:41


From Tahoe To Vegas

Available next month "From Tahoe to Vegas" (SR Records) with focus on Elvis' July & August 1971. This import comes in deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the second SR release dedicated onto July Tahoe engagement. As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the Lake Tahoe July 1971 season presents Him at the top, of his possibility but in the same time with a sort of continuity in the next month in Vegas He still able to delivery solid shows although shorter overall to the end of the Season. Here are presented three unreleased complete shows in a very good audio quality coming from early generation tapes. Here you have the possibility to listed officially the second show from Tahoe 71 ever in the best audio quality ever…we work on the tape to give you to the possibility to listen with pleasure one of the best show ever of Elvis in the seventy.

We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation Of the audience recording you can listen in a very balanced form all the instruments and Elvis super powerful voice. The show is fantastic and the track listing is very interesting with a lot of rare songs as MY BABE, I JUST CAN'T Help Believing and Help ME MAKE THROUGH THE NIGHT and with the unusual conclusion with Bridge over troubled water.. The Other Two Shows coming form August 26 and 27 midnight Show in spite Elvis' starting to feel the tire from both of the season, They are still solid with a superb audio, overall in the August 27 He sound terrific full of vocal energy with a tape with a full sharp sound that give justice to the listener. No surprises on the track list but all the songs are delivered with energy and solid enthusiasm. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period. We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best. Again We are happy to give you the possibility to listen for the second time a show from Like Tahoe 71. For the Third time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of both the Seasons. Don't miss it.
February 18, 2010


Tenth Of Never

Coming out soon is the CD "Tenth of Never" featuring a 2 CD set with the December 10, 1976 show in a very good audience recording. The set will come with a 16 page booklet with rare pictures.
February 8, 2011

FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY

Straight Arrow is planning a new CD release, in a jewel case with a now standard 16-page booklet: "FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY (SA 2011-18-02). It will feature Elvis' May 23rd, 1977 show from Providence, RI.

Producers are aware of the fact that Elvis' May '77 tour was an uneven one, compared with previous tours. He performed 14 shows in a row, and for the first two concerts he was reported being lethargic and unwell. However, the 3rd show of the tour was already solid with the singer in relatively fine form and good voice. As usual, Elvis paid attention to ballads like "You Gave Me A Mountain", "My Way" and "Hurt". There are also other solid performances, namely "Little Sister" and "Early Morning Rain". The CD title song was performed for the very last time, and is performed in the first half of the show.

The audio-quality of the recording is pretty good. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source. We ended up with the choice of TWO 1st generation copies of different original tapes, obtained from the persons WHO WERE THERE. The better tape was chosen, and the other one was used to fill a few missing seconds. The recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.

The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of rare photos from the Providence show; several are published for the very first time! The liner notes were written by a person who was THERE and describes the show in detail. Also included is a positive press review of the show.

"Funny How Time Slips Away" will be released in early February, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool hour with The King, as provided by Straight Arrow!

Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. Funny How Times Slip Away (last-ever version) - 12. My Way - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)- 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo, with reprise (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra)- 22. Hurt - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approximate running time: 65:13
January 26, 2011



Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down - Out Now

Out now from Venus Productions a new installment in the Welcome to The Jungle series titled Way Down. Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down offers you again some spectacular recordings from these sessions, including some never heard before out-takes. This volume is again sensational and presented in the best sound quality including a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
Hear for the first time the very short intro of America which was subsequently erased and recorded over with Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain. This is all what remains on the tape besides an ending. The out-takes of Way Down are definitely a highlight of this CD. This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't miss it !!! If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.

Track list
01- America ( beginning ) / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Take 1 1:23 ; 02- Blue Crying In The Rain Take 2 4:03 ; 03- Blue Crying In The Rain Master 2 3:44 ; 04- America ( Ending only ) take 2 0:20 ; 05- It's Easy For You Take 1 3:47 ; 06- It's Easy For You Take 1- different mix 3:42 ; 07- It's Easy For You Master 3:30 ; 08- Way Down Take 1 2:05 ; 09- Way Down Take 2A 3:34 ; 10- Way Down Take 2B 3:13 ; 11- Way Down undubbed master 2:38 ; 12- Way Down Master ( unedited rough mix ) 2:43 ; 13- Way Down Master ( different mix ) 2:39 ; 14- Way Down Master 2:39 ; 15- Pledging My Love Take 2 0:36 ; 16- Pledging My Love Take 3 5:18 ; 17- Pledging My Love Unedited undubbed Master 5:28 ; 18- Pledging My Love Master 2:49 ; 19- He'll Have To Go Rough Mix Master 4:34 20- He'll Have To Go Master 4:35 ; 21- Little Sister April 24, 1977 2:16 ; 22- Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel April 24, 1977 2:10 ; 23- Help Me April 24, 1977 2:55 ; 24- Let Me Be There March 16, 1974 AS 3:46
January 22, 2011


ELVIS - GOOD TO BE BACK "75

Out NOW ! ELVIS - GOOD TO BE BACK "75 !!
Gravelroad music comes with a genuine follow up of the , ELVIS -THE RETURN OF A PRODIGY
ELVIS - GOOD TO BE BACK The historical amazing and complete soundboard recording of December 13, 1975 Midnight Show , for the younger fans a discovery and for the longtime fans it will be impressive and surprising. The sound is a thrill the package an 28 page booklet which covers everything, The photo's, the facts and specially written liner notes.

The lucky ones who decide quick will have one of the limited Concert tour Photo folio books, in full color 20cm x20cm on heavy glossy stock paper , In the tradition of the 70's Elvis folio books with some new and amazing photos of the Early '75 tour. These won't be reprinted and are intended to become collectables.
This was the very first soundboard ever released on cd, and now totally remastered and complete! A long time very hard to get cd, NOW in totally new sound !

01. C C Rider 02. I Got A Woman - Amen 03. Love Me 04. Tryin To Get To You 05. And I Love You So 06. All Shook Up 07. (let me BeYour)Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel 08. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start) 09. Help Me Make It Through The Night 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode (by James Burton) 13. Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (by Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) 16. School Day 17. School Day Reprise 18. Just Pretend 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 20. Burning Love 21. Hound Dog 22. Welcome To My World (partly) 23. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherril Nielsen) 24. America,The Beautiful 25. Its Now Or Never 26. 'O Sole Mio (sung in Italian by Elvis) 27. Little Darlin' 28. Little Sister 29. Cant Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp.
Approximate running time: 76:08 All tracks are 24bit restored and remastered using Oxford / ProTools for a fresh sound and high-fidelity.
January 22, 2011



Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down

Soon available from Venus Productions a new installment in the Welcome to The Jungle series titled Way Down.

Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down  offers you again some spectacular recordings from these sessions, including some never heard before out-takes.

This volume is again sensational and presented in the best sound quality including a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.

Hear for the first time the very short intro of America which was subsequently erased and recorded over with Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain. This is all what remains on the tape besides an ending. The out-takes of Way Down are definitely a highlight of this CD.

This is a great follow-up to all previous volumes so don't miss it !!!

If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.

 

Track list 

01- America ( beginning ) / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Take 1  1:23 ; 02- Blue Crying In The Rain Take 2  4:03 ; 03- Blue Crying In The Rain Master 2  3:44 ; 04- America ( Ending only ) take 2 0:20 ; 05- It's Easy For You Take 1 3:47 ; 06- It's Easy For You Take 1- different mix 3:42 ; 07- It's Easy For You Master 3:30 ; 08- Way Down Take 1 2:05 ; 09- Way Down Take 2A 3:34 ; 10- Way Down Take 2B 3:13 ; 11- Way Down undubbed master  2:38 ; 12- Way Down Master ( unedited rough mix ) 2:43 ; 13- Way Down Master ( different mix ) 2:39 ; 14- Way Down Master 2:39 ; 15- Pledging My Love Take 2 0:36 ; 16- Pledging My Love Take 3 5:18 ; 17- Pledging My Love Unedited undubbed Master 5:28 ; 18- Pledging My Love Master  2:49 ; 19- He'll Have To Go Rough Mix Master 4:34  20- He'll Have To Go  Master 4:35 ; 21- Little Sister April 24, 1977 2:16 ; 22- Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel April 24, 1977 2:10 ; 23- Help Me April 24, 1977 2:55 ; 24- Let Me Be There  March 16, 1974 AS 3:46

January 5, 2011




Good To Be Back

Gravel Road is back again, and delivers a fantastic release that is every bit as good as our highly acclaimed 'Return of the Prodigy'. The December 13th, 1975 is widely accepted as one of the finest later-period Presley shows available on soundboard. Yes, the punk lounge rock feel of the '69 shows was now gone, but in its place were a warmth and an intimacy that were just as captivating in their own way. Our man was in top form vocally in late '75 (just listen to his sensational vocals on 'How Great Thou Art'), and the December 13th, '75 Midnight Show stands out as one of the finest from this engagement. This show was the first soundboard to be released on bootleg back in '91, causing quite a sensation at the time. The technology used for working on vintage recordings have improved greatly in the years since then, and Gravel Road has used the latest version of the renowned Oxford / ProTools technology to work on this show.

The results are it's an obvious sound upgrade that makes this remarkable show shine that much more -- Just like you've come to expect from us with 'Prodigy'. It's also interesting to point out that this release is more complete than the aforementioned '91 release (which had several edits).

'Good To Be Back' is a title that really captures the sentiment of the show, since Elvis clearly enjoyed being back on stage again following his August '75 hospital stay and subsequent three months of rest. He's relaxed and in a great mood, and he delivers several fantastic performances, with one of the highlights being a beautifully sung 'Just Pretend'.

This new Gravel Road release is a true keeper. Presented in a stunning digi-pack with numerous photos from the actual show, memorabilia related to this engagement, intelligently written liner-notes packed in a 28 pages booklet. As an extra, a special limited "Concert Tour '75 Photo Folio" as it was available during the tours and Vegas shows in the 70's with some totally new color photos in high quality from the '75 Tours. This album is one of those rare releases that you just got to have.

It's made with great professionalism and love for Elvis, and this shines through in every single detail of this release. 'Prodigy' was sold out within weeks of its release. Order 'Good To Be Back' now to avoid disappointment.

Tracklist:
01. C C Rider 02. I Got A Woman - Amen 03. Love Me 04. Tryin To Get To You 05. And I Love You So 06. All Shook Up 07. (let me BeYour)Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel 08. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start) 09. Help Me Make It Through The Night 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Band Introductions 12. Johnny B. Goode (by James Burton) 13. Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) 14. Bass Solo (by Jerry Scheff) 15. Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) 16. School Day 17. School Day Reprise 18. Just Pretend 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 20. Burning Love - Hound Dog 21. Welcome To My World (partly) 22. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherril Nielsen) 23. America,The Beautiful 24. Its Now Or Never 25. 'O Sole Mio (sung in Italian by Elvis) 26. Little Darlin' 27. Little Sister 28. Cant Help Falling In Love 29. Closing Vamp.
Approximate running time: 76:08
December 22, 2010


Vegas Variety Vol. 4

To be released December 31, 2010: Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 4 of their series "Vegas Variety", featuring the complete performance of August 12, 1973 midnight show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.

Although James Burton was playing the first few guitar licks of "American Trilogy" Elvis asked for the guitar chord "C" only to surprise everybody – both the audience and the TCB band members – with a complete version (1:30 min) of the song "Crying Time". This might well be an unexpected highlight of the show, but it is certainly not the only one. Elvis was clearly in a very good and relaxed mood this evening and delivered a very fine set. About the sound: The producers did not remaster the show from the first Import CD release of this concert (Crying Time In Vegas - originally released in 1994). They got a new source with noticeably better sound compared to the release from sixteen years ago. Needless to say that the booklet has a lot of pictures and information on its 20 pages.

Tracklisting:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Trouble 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog 10. Love Me Tender 11. Fever 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water 13. Crying Time 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introductions 16. My Boy 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18. An American Trilogy 19. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 20. Release Me 21. Help Me Make It Through The Night 22. Heartbreak Hotel 23. What Now My Love 24. Can't Help Falling In Love
December 16, 2010


Wild Tiger at The Hilton

The MxF label will release soon its new CD titled "Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring Vegas August 22, 1974 Midnight Show.
Elvis' performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries a long show which is very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the new song "It's Midnight" and the classic "You Gave Me a Mountain" sang terrifically.

At the same time he worked in heavy rock songs like "Big Boss Man" and the showstopper "If You Talk In Your Sleep". This season will be remembered for the great opening night and naturally for the Closing Nights from the numerous dialogues, but for the superb music too, Elvis looks fantastic and it is clear that despite it all the music keeps his brain active.

The sound is great an unbelievable audience recording, We have on our hands an early generation mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of the low frequency noise whilst 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.

From the first time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs of the August 24 and 25 Dinner Show concerts. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. Don't miss it!!!!
Tracklist:
CD time 64.50
01.2001 Theme; 02.C, C Rider; 03.I Got A Woman/Amen; 04.Love Me; 05.If You Love Me Let Me Know; 06.It's Midnight; 07.Fever; 08.Love Me Tender; 09.All Shook Up; 10. 11.I'm Leaving 12.Softly As I Leave You;13.Hound Dog;14.You Gave Me A Mountain;15.Intro John O' Grady; 16.Suspicious Minds;17.An Der Schonen Blaue Donau;18.Introductions;19.If You Talk In Your Sleep;20.Why Me Lord;21.Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel;22.Help Me;23.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face;24.Let Me Be There(with Reprise);25.Can't Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

December 6, 2010


Christmas Today

Because of the great demand for this great release, we decided to make available a very limited second run of this double CD. So, for all of you who couldn't get this sensational release, ORDER NOW before it's too late again!
The red CD features Nashville recordings from May 1971 with various out-takes, and undubbed masters taken from great quality acetates. This inspiring music will move you and bring you back into the Holiday Season mood. The blue CD became a favorite straight away to almost all fans and it became raving reviews.The recording sessions for the album Elvis Today took place at RCA's studio on Sunset Boulevard, and Elvis was really up for it and his lively enthusiasm can be heard throughout the sessions.

Besides the great sound quality of both CDs, the blue one contains some unheard highlights. By example the master take of '' Fairytale '' runs about 40 seconds longer, the one from '' Susan When She Tried '' runs a bit longer with his original ending, and several bits and pieces that will make you value this CD more than you think.
This Holiday delight will be released in a standard jewel case with a 16 page booklet. The booklet will feature two front covers you may use according to your taste or season. Get a copy and bring it back home as it's Christmas Today !!!

Tracks :

CD RED 1-I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Take 6 4:03 ; 2- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees Take 3 2:30 ; 3- On A Snowy Christmas Night undubbed master * 2:27 ; 4- The Wonderful World Of Christmas undubbed master * 1:59 ; 5- Silver Bells Take 1 3:05 ; 6- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Takes 1-2 2:37 ; 7- The Lord's Prayer 2:36 ; 8- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees Takes 1-2 3:04 ; 9- The First Noel undubbed master * 2:12 ; 10- Winter Wonderland Take 7 2:33 ; 11- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Takes 5,7,3 6:56 ; 12- Merry Christmas Baby Fs, undubbed master * 7:55 ; 13- If I Get Home On Christmas Day undubbed master * 2:52 ; 14- Silver Bells undubbed master * 2:28 ; 15- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees Takes 5,6,7,4 3:53 ; 16- Winter Wonderland undubbed master * 2:19 ; 17- It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You undubbed master * 2:40 ; 18- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day undubbed master * 3:48 ; 19-Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees undubbed master * 2:21 ; 20- O Come, All Ye Faithful undubbed master * 2:58 ; 21- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Take 4 5:06 ; 22- Silver Bells Fs,Tk2 (original master recording),Tk3 (Fs) 5:07
* from acetate

CD BLUE
1 - T-R-O-U-B-LE Take 4 3:10 ; 2- Green Green Grass Of Home Fs, Take 1 4:21 ; 3- Fairytale Take 3 3:37 ; 4- Bringing It Back Takes 2,3 3:28; 5- Susan When She Tried Take 6 2:55 ; 6- I Can Help Fs, Take 2 5:11 ; 7- And I Love You So Take 5 3:51 ; 8- Green Green Grass Of Home Takes 2,3 4:23 ; 9- Woman Without Love Take 1 3:44 ; 10- Tiger Man session jam 3:15 ; 11- Bringing It Back Take 4 3:08 ; 12- And I Love You So Take 1 3:56 ; 13- Shake A Hand Take 3 4:00 ; 14- Green Green Grass Of Home Takes 4,5 4:15 ; 15- Pieces Of My Life Takes 4 3:57 ; 16-Bringing It Back Take 1 3:18
November 29, 2010


All In A Blaze

TOUCHDOWN Productions will soon release their second CD "All In A Blaze". lt contains the complete and former unreleased show from December 12, 1975 in Las Vegas. The source for this release is new and of excellent quality, as the source was a first copy of the master tape. The show offers many, many highlights, just like "Just Pretend", "Mystery Train-Tiger Man", One Night" or "Trying To Get To You". This time the CD will come with a 16-page booklet with lots of rare and seldom seen pictures from Elvis first pre-holiday engagement in Vegas in 1975!
November 29, 2010

IN THE HEART OF GEORGIA

12 years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a more complete version of Elvis Presley's 1975 tour opener, as taken from the mixing desk. Originally released as part of the "From Vegas To Macon" set, this recording was faded out during "I'll Remember You" and there were a few tracks missing. However, these tracks WERE recorded by the sound engineer and these unreleased tracks are included here FOR THE FIRST TIME!

The April 24th tour opening show is interesting, because it's the first tour following the problematic September / October '74 tour and Elvis' subsequent hospitalization. The setlist is very interesting because it features a lot of recent material, with virtually no 'oldies'. There's 'It's Midnight' and 'Promised Land' from the December '73 STAX sessions, 'Fairytale' and 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E.' from the recent TODAY sessions, as well as a welcome return of 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me'. Elvis sounds a bit tired here and there, but he's also full of fun. "My name is Johnny Cash ... it's a pleasure to be back here in Atlanta, uh, Macon" he jokes. It's interesting to note that 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E.' is the very first live version. Macon goes bananas for "An American Trilogy." Clearly, 1975 on tour beats strong in the heart of Georgia. This release is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled with many photographs taken during the April 24th Macon concert. Here's your chance to listen to ELVIS IN THE HEART OF GEORGIA - for the first time in complete form as originally recorded!

Tracks:
01. Elvis Talks - 02. Love Me - 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 04. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 05. Big Boss Man - 06. It's Midnight - 07. Promised Land - 08. Fairytale - 09. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - 11. What I'd Say? (James Burton) - 12. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 13. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 14. Piano solo (Glen Hardin) - 15. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 16. My Boy - 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E - 18. I'll Remember You [now complete] - 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) [unreleased] - 20. An American Trilogy [unreleased] - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love [unreleased] - 22. Closing vamp [unreleased].

Approx. running time: 51minutes
A complete and partially unreleased soundboard recording
November 27, 2010

A PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH THE KING

Straight Arrow is planning a new 2CD release, a jewel case with a gorgeous 16-page booklet: "A PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH THE KING" (SA 2010-16-02) and it will feature one of the best shows from his final Las Vegas engagement, namely the December 8th, 1976 9PM show, taken from the original source. Once again, a really good audience recording! This recording was previously released in 1991 by the PEAF label ("Tornado From Vegas"), but it was an incomplete version edited down to 70 minutes and the sound quality was below par. Straight Arrow was lucky enough to work with the original audio cassette as recorded by "Gemini", who was happy enough to attend and record all 15 shows of this season.

This December 8th, 9PM concert is somewhat special. Elvis looked and sounded better than in the days before this show, and he gave strong, laid-back performance which lasted for 84 minutes. 400 British fans were present together with fan club president Todd Slaughter, British journalist Clifford Davies, Elvis' father Vernon and show business colleagues Liza Minelli, Merv Griffin, Tanya Tucker.

Among the show highlights are solid versions of "That's All Right", "Softly As I Leave You", "Hurt" and a knockout performance of "How Great Thou Art.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a rare collection of photos from the December 8th, 9PM show and liner notes written by a person who was THERE and describes the show in fascinating detail.
"A Private Audience With The King" will be released on December 10th, 2010. Do not miss your chance to obtain another winner from Straight Arrow!

Tracks:
Disc #1:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Monologue - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (with false start) - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never 10. Blue Christmas - 11. That's All Right, Mama - 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 13. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with 2 false starts).

Disc #2:
01. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 02. Early Mornin' Rain (John Wilkinson) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 04. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 05. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 06. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 07. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 08. Love Letters 09. School Day - 10. School Day (reprise) - 11. Introductions by Elvis of Celebrities - 12. Hurt (with reprise) - 13. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 14. How Great Thou Art - 15. Can't Help Falling In Love - 16. Closing Vamp.
Approximate running time: 84 minutes.
November 26, 2010


TWO NEW "STRAIGHT ARROW" CD RELEASES ARE OUT NOW

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, the second volume of the Straight Arrow's special mini-series focusing on live stereo "booth" recordings" is out now. The label's second CD, THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE, standard package with 16-page booklet, was released too.
November 10, 2010

Total Commitment

A new release out now is a good Audience-Recording with very nice Artwork, 12 page Booklet. This is the first release from the Touchdown Label with the show from Anaheim 24-4-1973.

Tracklisting:
2001 Theme C, C Rider I Got A Woman/Amen Love Me Tender You Gave Me A Mountain Steamroller Blues You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Love Me Blue Suede Shoes Heartbreak Hotel How Great Thou Art Johnny B.Goode Hound Dog Fever What Now My Love Suspicious Minds Band Introductions I'll Remember You I Can't Stop Loving You American Trilogy A Big Hunk O'Love Can't Help Falling In Love
August 24, 2010


Two new Gravel Road releases

The Gravel Road Music label is very pleased to announce a couple of new CDs in excellent sound, just as fans have come to expect from this superb label.

It's been reported that collectors have asked producers to present both these concerts in two beautiful packages. So, they will soon come in deluxe digipacks filled with related photos and concert reviews. Both these great shows have been completely restored using old DAT copies of original soundboard recordings, so we can expect the very best in sound quality. The tape distortion and surface hiss have been removed and the sound has been re-balanced. For the first time, the listener will hear these shows in the best possible audio quality.

The Elvis Summer Festival Continues At Full Blast, containing Elvis' Las Vegas midnight show from August 11th 1972, was previously released by Fort Baxter in 1995 as Elvis At Full Blast and came in a simple cardboard slipcase, so this will certainly be a very welcomed update. Highlights will include a rockin' Suspicious Minds, a memorable My Way, and a sterling version of An American Trilogy.

Tracklisting: Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman / Proud Mary / Until It's Time For You To Go / You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Polk Salad Annie / What Now My Love / Fever / Love Me / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / Little Sister – Get Back / Hound Dog / It's Over / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / My Way / A Big Hunk O'Love / An American Trilogy / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

We're equally as excited about the second Gravel Road release, namely Hilton's All Shook Up, which includes Elvis' dinner show of August 12th 1972, recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton the following night. This show was originally released on the Premier label as Blazing Into The Darkness in 1999. It's a terrific show, full of energy, and as with The Elvis Summer Festival Continues At Full Blast, the sound will be improved. Tracklisting: Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / Proud Mary / Until It's Time For You To Go / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Loving Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / What Now My Love / Fever / Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes / One Night / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don't Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / Love Me Tender / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / My Way/ An American Trilogy / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

August 24, 2010



From New York To Chicago

Out now with some delay is the CD "From New York to Chicago" (SR Records) with focus on Elvis' June 1972 tour  . This import comes in deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the  first SR release  dedicated onto June 1972 tour.

As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the June 1972 tour presents Him at the top, maybe for the last time . Starting from New York, He deliveries  some terrific shows improving the quality show after show. Here they are  presented in  very good audio quality two unreleased shows  , CD 1 with the complete show from New York , Madison square garden June 11 midnight show and the CD 2 with the complete show from Chicago, Chicago Stadium June 17 AS, both the shows taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period.

We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best. Again We are happy to give you the possibility to listen the historical fourth Madison Square Garden show together with maybe  the best tour show : Chicago June 17 As. For the second time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of both  the shows.  

August 24, 2010




The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Promo flyer from Straight Arrow for their next release.




Never Again

Out now from Venus Productions a follow up CD bringing  you back to the jungle room.

Welcome To The Jungle - Never Again  is a great compilation of released and unreleased tracks recorded between February 5th through February 7th, 1976 . First you can hear Elvis vocally struggling take after take to achieve a master take on Danny Boy , then working endlessly on Never Again until the finished master is in the can, and finally wrapping it up with the pleasant ballad Love Coming Down .

 No need to say again that the sound is again  sensational , nothing is left out and there are no artificial fade outs . The out-takes are exactly like it was recorded some 34 years ago. Never Again  is presented to you in a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet.

This is a great follow-up to Solitaire  so don't miss it !!!

If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus. 

Track list 

1- Danny Boy ( Take 5 ) 1:46 ; 2- Danny Boy ( Take 6 ) 1:29 ; 3- Danny Boy ( Take 7 ) 1:40 ; 4- Danny Boy ( Take 8 ) 4:06 ; 5- Danny Boy ( Take 9 ) 4:09 ; 6- Danny Boy ( Master ) 3:59 ; 7- Never Again ( Takes 1-3 ) 2:20 ; 8- Never Again ( Take 4 ) 3:00 ; 9- Never Again ( Take 5 ) 3:07 ; 10- Never Again ( Take 6 ) 1:32 ; 11- Never Again ( Takes 7-8 ) 2:26 ; 12- Never Again ( Take 9 ) 3:00 ; 13- Never Again ( Take 10 ) 0:43 ; 14- Never Again ( Takes 11-12  ) 3:21 ; 15- Never Again ( Undubbed Master ) 2:51 ; 16- Never Again ( Master ) 2:54 ; 17- Love Coming Down ( Takes 1-2 ) 3:37 ; 18- Love Coming Down ( Take 3 ) 3:29 ; 19- Love Coming Down ( Take 4 ) 3:08 ; 20- Love Coming Down ( Undubbed Master ) 3:09 ; 21- Love Coming Down ( Master ) 3:10  




Straight Arrow Update

As recorded at the Hilton Hotel showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada at the February 14, 1973 Dinner Show.

Here comes the second volume of the Straight Arrow's special mini-series focusing on "two-mic ambient live recordings": "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" (SA/SP 2010-02-02).  

Originally, the label slotted the February 21, 1973 Dinner Show for Volume 2, but during  pre-production several technical problems cropped up which require additional studio work.  To keep the fans happy the Straight Arrow producers decided to unleash another "two-mic ambient tape" from their vaults, a Valentine's Day special: the previously-unreleased February 14 Dinner Show.  

This concert was captured by the same person using the same equipment and settings as the February 15 Dinner Show heard on Straight Arrow's recent CD "FADED LOVE."  Thus, the audio quality is just as terrific as that disc, but with the added bonus of Elvis giving a much better performance.  "FADED LOVE" showcased an interesting, albeit odd, evening where Presley was under the weather and his voice far from his best.  The new CD has an Elvis who appears much stronger, singing surprisingly well just one day before.  

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" features a fairly standard set list, with most songs performed at a high level. Among the highlights are "Steamroller Blues", "I Can't Stop Loving You" and a way cool performance of "Johnny B. Goode".  

Like its predecessor, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipak with all the necessary information and rare photographs. If you dug "FADED LOVE", we'll bet that you will love this one, too.  

As a teaser, producers have included one track from the February 21 tape, a knockout performance of "What Now My Love," including a false start and a reprise.  Again, the whole show will be out later this year under the title "I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU" (SA/SP 2010-03-02).  

Straight Arrow is also planning another release, a jewel case CD with their standard 16-page booklet: "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" (SA 2010-16-02) and it will feature yet another unreleased Las Vegas set, this one from the August 30, 1973 Dinner Show, taken from the original source, a very good audience recording!  

Tracks:  

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can't Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Bonus:  21. What Now My Love (with false start and reprise, recorded at the February 21, 1973 Dinner Show).  

Approx. running time: 50:37  

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" will be released on October 1st, 2010.

source: e-mail - September 26, 2010





Elvis - Duluth Revisited

DULUTH REVISTED, one of the best Audience Recordings ever, sounds almost as a Soundboard, some people for sure will prefer this sound to a real Soundboard.Comes with a 12 page Booklet.

01 | Also Sprach Zarathustra | 1:10
02 | See See Rider | 3:39
03 | Elvis talks and talks | 2:03
04 | Got A Woman / Amen | 7:58
05 | Love Me | 3:56
06 | If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (including false start) | 3:37
07 | You Gave Me A Mountain | 3:28
08 | Jailhouse Rock | 1:34
09 | O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never | 3:45
10 | Elvis talks | 0:37
11 | Little Sister | 2:07
12 | Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel | 2:44
13 | Bridge Over Troubled Water | 4:43
14 | Big Boss Man | 3:07
15 | My Way | 4:02
16 | Band Introductions | 2:47
17 | Early Morning Rain | 1:56
18 | Delta Lady (Instrumental) | 1:17
19 | Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) | 1:44
20 | Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) | 1:50
21 | Piano Solo (Tony Brown) | 1:08
22 | Electric Keyboard Solo (Bobby Ogdin) | 1:20
23 | Band Introductions | 0:20
24 | School Day | 0:57
25 | Hurt (including false start) | 2:45
26 | Hound Dog | 1:33
27 | Can't Help Falling In Love | 1:49
28 | Closing Vamp / Announcements | 2:04
 

total running time: 70:00 minutes

source : e-mail - September 13, 2010

Our Memories Of Elvis Vol. 3

Exceptional is only one word to describe this new release of Victrola. The fortune to find documents, acetates and previously released recordings made it possible to realize this album in a very good quality. We received help from the Gravelroad team. Again thank you Without you guys it wouldn't be the same.. Some tracks weren't impressive but still a rare find.Great sample is the stereo version of Moody Blue from Joan Deary. The only versions released are sounding mono and what a thrill the is the last minute of the song…Did had that feeling too when you heard it, that the song shouldn't end.. Other tracks are for sure just as exciting.

When you listen to the concept of the album Our Memories Volume 3. You'll notice that all tracks have carefully been chosen by Deary. By lyrics and sound , when a guitar is carrying the song the next track is still there but a little different. All vocals are equal in sound. Just listen to a normal release of 1970 and play something from the studio recording in 1976….. a different sound of the voice. Clearly they were busy mixing the tracks together to create an album. Because of the pureness of the recordings and some lacking of overdubbs it worked very well. The extra tracks are there to complete the loose ends. It gives a very nice inside view on the production process. We are aware that some tracks might be out before but still in this way it is an experience just because it's a real album production and not a compilation of songs.

The Our Memories of Elvis series and Guitar man in 1981 by Felton Jarvis are in many ways the last real albums produced by the original engineers. Yes they are reworked songs but it was a serious attempt to create an Album in the same way as if Elvis would be personally involved ! That's the major difference compared to the regular new releases.

We are fortunate to have some documentation and acetates available. We have 80% of the facts and when putting it together the pieces fitted precisely . Also the track listing was a big surprise, al tracks fall in prefect order as was show on the mock up of Our memories of Elvis volume 3.

Enjoy Our memories of Elvis Volume 3, "Unfinished Business". It's the last real studio album ever made but never finished.
Source: e-mail - August 14, 2010


From New York To Chicago

Available from the end of September, From New York to Chicago (SR Records) with focus on Elvis' June 1972 tour  . This import comes in deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the  first SR release  dedicated onto June 1972 tour.

As SR attitude we present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the June 1972 tour presents Him at the top, maybe for the last time . Starting from New York, He deliveries  some terrific shows improving the quality show after show. Here they are  presented in  very good audio quality two unreleased shows  , CD 1 with the complete show from New York , Madison square garden June 11 midnight show and the CD 2 with the complete show from Chicago, Chicago Stadium June 17 AS, both the shows taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early period.

We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 120 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best. Again We are happy to give you the possibility to listen the historical fourth Madison Square Garden show together with maybe  the best tour show : Chicago June 17 As. For the second time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of both  the shows.  

source : e-mail - August 11, 2010




A Legendary Performer - The Next Level

source : e-mail - August 11, 2010




Return To Red River

Here's the flyer for this new release. This show from March 30, 1977 from Alexandria, LA was previously released on the CD From Louisiana To Tennessee.

Track list :

01- Love Me ; 02- If You Love Me, Let Me Know ; 03- You Gave Me A Mountain ; 04- Jailhouse Rock ; 05- O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never ; 06- Little Sister ; 07- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ; 08- And I Love You So ; 09- Fever ; 10- Love Me Tender ; 11- Hurt ; 12- Hound Dog ; 13- Danny Boy ( Sherill Neilsen ) ; 14- Walk With Me ( Sherill Neilsen ) ; 15- Blue Suede Shoes ; 16- Can't Help Falling In Love

source : e-mail - August 10, 2010




From Kansas To Sin City

From Kansas City To Sin City is the title of first "Victrola" label DVD release. This DVD is set for release on August 16, 2010. It includes both released and unreleased footage of Elvis in concert in Las Vegas 1973/74 and Kansas City 1974. The material includes matching soundboard audio whenever possible. All footage used for this project were digitally enhanced to achieve best possible picture quality. None of this rare 1973-74 film is marred by a disruptive logo, which would detract from your viewing pleasure.  

Program: 

Running time: approx. 60 minutes / Full colour / NTSC - all regions.

source : e-mail - August 9, 2010




Love American Style & The Hit That Saves The Day

Gravelroad Music is very pleased to present TWO new CDs in excellent sound, as fans have come to expect from us!  We do listen, and present these shows in two beautiful packages. 

- Both are deluxe digipack filled with related photos and show reviews

- For the first time, our October 14, 1976 disc has all the tracks are in their proper sequence

- Distortion and hiss have been removed

- Tape damage has been repaired

- The sound balance is corrected

- Both recordings now feature more detail, with a fresh, clear sound 

On top of this, both evenings are of a very high standard for Elvis in 1976. This should explain why Gravelroad Music is now offering fans these two great nights! These shows are direct 24Bit transfers from the original soundboard tapes. Only the quality of reel to soundboard tape transfer limits the reproduction to CD. 

ELVIS - THE HIT THAT SAVES THE DAY – THE CHICAGO CHRONICLES VOLUME 1 

14.10.1976, Thursday (8:30 P.M.) Chicago, IL, Chicago Stadium 

When Elvis stepped onstage Thursday night at the Chicago Stadium, the audience was in for a pleasant surprise.  In a phone conversation with old friend Red West, Presley revealed that his painful colon condition had gone into remission.  Thanks to this fortuitous circumstance, Elvis looked better than he had for several years. He was decked out in his Inca Gold Leaf suit, which had not been worn since 1974.  And he gave a far better show than he had on earlier dates that year.  This time he interacted with his audience a lot more, treating the proceedings with far less formality.  The fans certainly enjoyed the chance to see a little bit more of his personality. 

Tracklist: 

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. Jailhouse Rock 08. All Shook Up 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 10. And I Love You So 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain (John Wilkinson, with false start) 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 19. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff, incomplete) 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 22. Love Letters 23. School Day 24. Hurt  25. Hurt (full reprise) 26. Love Me Tender 27. Hound Dog 28. Funny How Time Slips Away 29. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 30. Can't Help Falling In Love 31. Closing Vamp 

Running time: 69:18 

ELVIS – LOVE AMERICAN STYLE - THE CHICAGO CHRONICLES VOLUME 2


15.10.1976, Friday (8:30 P.M.) Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Stadium


Elvis' Friday night show had actually been scheduled to be the tour
opener, with the Thursday night performance being added due to overwhelming demand. Wearing his Indian Feather Suit, Elvis sounds more confident than he had the night before.

Tracklist:


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. Help Me (with false start) 08. Jailhouse Rock 09. All Shook Up10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 11. And I Love You So 12. Steamroller Blues 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15.What'd I Say 16. Johnny B. Goode 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo
(Blues - Jerry Scheff) 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 20. Electric Piano Solo(David Briggs) 21. Love Letters (incomplete) 22. School Day 23. Hurt (with reprise) 24. Hound Dog 25. It's Now Or Never 26. Blue Christmas 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp 


Running time: 60:48

source: e-mail - July 4, 2010 




Elvis - The Essence Of Energy

To be released August 5th, 2010: Rainbow Records proudly presents a new CD called “The Essence Of Energy”, featuring the complete performance of Thursday, November 12, 1970 at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.

The “typical” Elvis Presley of 1970 is hard to describe. Two long engagements in Las Vegas + additional rehearsal were part of his exhausting schedule that year. With Elvis' desire to go not only back to live performing but to go back on tour, manager Colonel Parker organized a short 8 show tour as a try out. A new situation for the entourage was there - new equipment had to be tested and Jerry Weintraub and Management 3 were hired to organize and support the ELVIS PRESLEY Show. The demand for Presley was there plus the fabulous marketing of Colonel Parker guaranteed eight sold out shows! But not everything was perfectly organized in the beginning and to avoid the risk to have problems on a big tour, Parker decided to do another small tour in November 1970. In Seattle, where Elvis shot a motion picture 8 years earlier, the Coliseum hosted the King of Rock 'n' Roll on November 12, 1970.

It sure was surprising to some readers of next days issue of “Seattle Daily News” when female reporter Janine Gressel wrote “Presley´s show no blockbuster”. But what did she see and hear and what especially did she criticize? Maybe she was disappointed because the show was pretty short. Maybe she was disappointed that Elvis did not do his “blockbuster” song “Suspicious Minds”? Or maybe she was unhappy with the fact, that Colonel Parker charged the press like regular fans that want to attend the show?Well, judge yourself. On this new release you will hear everything from the very first seconds of the “Opening Vamp” to the very last moments of the “Closing Vamp”.


The sound on this cd is really good, especially for an audience recording of the (very) early 70´s! Imagine the poor equipment in these days….. .
By the way: The producers did not remaster the show from the first Import CD release of this concert (The Thrill Goes On - originally released in 1994). They got a new source where even “Funny How Time Slips Away” is complete! Needless to say that the booklet has a lot of pictures and information on its 20 pages ( including two full newspaper articles with comments about the show ).

Tracks :

1. Opening Vamp ; 2. That's All Right, Mama ; 3. I Got A Woman / Amen ; 4. Love Me Tender (with false start) ; 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ; 6. Sweet Caroline ; 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ; 8. Polk Salad Annie ; 9. Band Introductions ; 10. Johnny B. Goode ; 11. Band Introductions (continued)  ; 12. How Great Thou Art (with false start and reprise) ; 13. The Wonder Of You ; 14. Heartbreak Hotel ; 15. Blue Suede Shoes ; 16. Hound Dog ; 17. Funny How Time Slips Away ; 18. Can't Help Falling In Love ; 19. Closing Vamp

source : e-mail - July 31, 2010




You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

As recorded at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Wednesday, February 21, 1973 DS

Coming soon is the second volume of Straight Arrow's special mini-series focusing on "two-mic ambience live recordings":  

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE" (SA/SP 2010-02-02). 

This CD will feature the Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show, which is previously uncirculated -- no known audience or soundboard recording has surfaced in over 37 years!  The concert was taped by the same fan, using the same equipment and settings, who captured the February 15, 1973 Dinner Show heard on our first volume, "FADED LOVE."  This means that the sound quality is just as good. However, this time around there is huge difference in Elvis' performance.  Whereas "FADED LOVE" gave the listener an unusual set, as Presley was under the weather and left the stage for a stretch, here he is fully recovered and vocally strong. 

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE" features a fairly standard repertoire for the period, but the majority of the material is performed very well.  Among the highlights is a knockout performance of "What Now My Love," from false start to reprise!  Other impressive numbers include "I'm Leavin'" and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." 

As with Volume 1, this release will be presented in a cool-looking digipak, with relevant information and rare photos. If you enjoyed "FADED LOVE", you will love this one, too. 

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE" will be released early August, 2010. 

Tracks: 

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Hound Dog - 13. What Now My Love (with false start and reprise) - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of Vocalists, Musicians, Orchestra - 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 / Announcements.

source: e-mail - July 22, 2010




Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire

Venus Productions will soon release a new CD, carrying you back in time, right into Elvis' den, known to everyone as the Jungle Room.

Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire is a wonderful compilation of released and unreleased tracks recorded in February 1976. '' There was a man, a lonely man....'' is certainly a line the rock singer had on his mind during those early February winter nights behind Graceland's walls, and he felt Neil Sedaka's song could work very well for him. On this CD you can hear the progress from the very first take through the master take.

The following night Elvis seemed to enjoy himself while recording what would become the title of his very last album. The song Moody Blue had a very modern sound for early 1976, very disco-like and it had a fair amount of air play all over the USA in late 1976 and early 1977. Elvis is clearly having fun recording this number, yet he ignored to include it into his live appearances, excepted for a brief attempt on February 20, 1977 and finally had a go at it the next night for his first and only performance .

The excellent sound quality will bring you right into the action that happened in the jungle room when those songs were being recorded. The CD will be presented to you in a standard jewel case, completed with a beautiful 16 page booklet.

This is a great follow-up to Christmas Today so don't miss it and get your order in today!!! Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire will be released in a very limited quantity.  

Track list 

1- Solitaire  (Take 1)  2:28 ; 2- Solitaire (Take 2)  2:06 ; 3- Solitaire  (Take 3)  4:47 ; 4- Solitaire  (Takes 6-7)  5:21 ; 5- Solitaire  (Take 8)  4:39 ; 6- Solitaire  (Takes 9-10)  0:58 ; 7- Solitaire  (Undubbed master)  4:37 ; 8- Solitaire  (Different mix)  4:43 ; 9- Solitaire  (Master)  4:43 ; 10- Moody Blue  (Take 3)  3:46 ; 11- Moody Blue  (Take 4)  3:30 ; 12- Moody Blue  (Take 5)  4:01 ; 13- Moody Blue  (Take 6)  4:12 ; 14- Moody Blue  (Take 7)  1:33 ; 15- Moody Blue  (Takes 8-9)  0:58 ; 16- Moody Blue  (Undubbed master)  3:57 ; 17- Moody Blue  (Master)  2:54

source : e-mail - June 30, 2010



Our Memories & Faded Love out now

The Our Memories & Faded Love are out now, see complete info below.
Source: e-mail - May 31, 2010

Our Memories

OUR MEMORIES OF ELVIS VOL. 1 & 2

Revisiting the 'Our memories of Elvis' albums (a.k.a. 'More of the pure Elvis sounds') from 32 years ago, we came to realize that Joan Deary did have a vision well ahead of time. Nowadays we're craving for recordings like this.

Unfortunately, at the time most fans didn't understand the concept of these two albums. These weren't ever intended to be 'undubbed recordings'. Both 'Our Memories Of Elvis' and 'Our Memories Of Elvis - volume 2' are mainly the masters which were completely remixed and edited. Most overdubbed recordings and in a few cases also parts that were recorded at the original sessions were left out of the mix to get more out of Elvis' voice. Obviously, in some instances this left gaps in the sound, so the engineer had to remix it! With these releases, Joan Deary showed that her musical vision was right… Most songs sound much better in their stripped form.

The main reason for this project was that there were many requests at the time from fans complaining about the fact that Elvis' voice was buried under the many instruments and backings. 'Can we have a more pure Elvis…' - well, that's what they got in 1979.

Purists complained that it is tampering with 'original' recordings. (Would it have been okay if it had been done a few years earlier?). Many forget the purpose of making music… In order to survive as an artist, you need to go along with your time and the music will stay in the mainstream. Elvis is an artist who, if treated well, will survive the new eras also.

This release is a must-have and a rare one at the same time. SONY-BMG/ FTD decided that this is not an essential release, simply because it was done in 1979. They focus on the masters "as is", and the undubbed takes. This leaves out these essential remixes, which are not done anymore with the multi-track recordings. Only minor adjustments are being made these days, without the intention to redo the old job for a new / more up-to-date version of a song. Many lesser-known artists have re-releases with updated sound, why not Elvis, the King of Music himself!

We seriously remastered these two albums in detail from newly discovered Joan Deary reference tapes which included an unreleased track, "It's easy for you", which was cut out of the Volume 2 because of the total running time - likely because of the long jam "Don't Think Twice It's All Right."

The song selection is well-chosen within his concept. The slightly longer silences between the songs give you comfortable time to get into the next song.

THE WORDS THAT CAN DESCRIBE THIS RELEASE ARE BREATH-TAKING, MAGICAL, INTIMATE, PERFECT …PURE ELVIS. BRILLIANTLY REMASTERED AND NO COMPARE TO ANY OTHER RELEASE ON VINYL OR CD TO DATE! This new release is perfect introduction to a more personal encounter with Elvis.
Source e-mail - May 23, 2010


Opening Night 1971

Flaming Phoenix Productions will release soon their first CD simply titled Opening Night 1971. This album features the opening show of Elvis' fourth appearance in Las Vegas as recorded from the soundboard on January 26, 1971.
For the first time EVER all the recordings from this show are assembled together on one CD, including some previously unreleased performances such as '' Johnny B. Goode '' and '' The Wonder Of You '' . This set will be presented in a digipack . The 1971 recordings from the mixing desk are scarce and less documented than any other year between 1969 and 1977. Here's your chance to acquire one of those rare moments with The King !

Tracks


1- Introduction : Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2- That's All Right ; 3- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ; 4- Love Me Tender ; 5- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ; 6- Sweet Caroline ; 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ; 8- Polk Salad Annie ; 9- How Great Thou Art ( with a false start ) ; 10- Introductions ; 11- Johnny B. Goode ; 12- Introductions ; 13- The Wonder Of You ; 14- Introducing Hal B. Wallis ; 15- Can't Help Falling In Love ; 16- Make The World Go Away ; 17- Something ; 18- Heartbreak Hotel ; 19- Blue Suede Shoes ; 20- Hound Dog ; 21- One Night ; 22- Teddy Bear ; 23- Suspicious Minds ; 24- The Impossible Dream / closing vamp


Unfortunately due to recording difficulties this concert was only partly recorded, and needed to be completed with songs from two other shows from the same season.


Tracks 5-10 recorded on January 27, 1971 MS
Tracks 18-24 recorded on January 28, 1971 MS

source : e-mail - May 22, 2010


Faded Love

As recorded at the Hilton Hotel showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 15th, 1973, Dinner Show.

Recently, the 'Straight Arrow' team obtained a couple of great quality Las Vegas off-line recordings. These concerts were recorded using a 1972 portable Sony high-end cassette recorder equipped with two microphones. The microphones were placed apart from each other in the balcony seating, behind the mixing desk of sound engineer Bill Porter. Usually, such tapes are called a "booth recordings" and often are used for mixing in with a multi-track recording to obtain full depth of the sound. However, we call them "TWO-MIKE AMBIENCE LIVE RECORDINGS" - because that's precisely what they are!

The first volume of our mini-series is titled "FADED LOVE" (SA/SP 2010-01-02) and will feature the infamous February 15th, 1973 Dinner show. Elvis had the flu and appeared on stage against his doctor's advice. There was no Midnight show on this day. He was trying hard, but after seven songs he called the Stamps to the spotlight to sing a couple of gospels, and left the stage. During that time Charlie Hodge - true professional as always - introduced each song, adding  a couple of jokes too. Elvis returned after some 20 minutes, and apologized for his voice problems. He finished with "Can't Help Falling In Love" and he was about to leave the stage, but he suddenly decided that this would  disappoint his fans. To the audience’s surprise, he continued the show and tried to make up for his restricted vocal abilities with several rare performances. "Faded Love" is the very first known live-performance of his 1970 country-rocker, while country weeper "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is sung on stage for the last time. "Polk Salad Annie" was performed only twice in 1973 (listen to the only  other live-version on 2009’s Straight Arrow's release "A Change Of Mind"!). During "An American Trilogy" Elvis changed the lyrics to: "Oh I wish I was - in the doctor's office" but otherwise sung a straight version of the song. Finally "Can't Help Falling In Love" was performed for the 2nd time and that made this show even more special. We decided to add an edit of post-concert fan's comments related to this show for historic reasons, too.

Unlike previous releases from Straight Arrow, this mini-series will be presented in cool looking digipacks with all necessary information and rare photographs.

Note: the Straight Arrow team is aware that this concert was released in 1992 on the CD "Las Vegas Dinner Show". However, it was a below-average quality audience-recording, in no way comparable with two-mike ambiance live recordings. Forget the original inferior outing and enjoy this new, clear, warm and ambient stereo sound!

"FADED LOVE" will be released on May 24, 2010.

Tracks:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (with false start) - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever / Elvis left the stage - 09. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - 10. Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps) - 11. When It's My Time (Bill Baize & The Stamps) - 12. How Great Thou Art (Donnie Sumner & The Stamps) - 13. I Should Have Been Crucified (Ed Enoch & The Stamps) - 14. Can't Help Falling In Love #1 - 15. Faded Love (first live version) - 16. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (last live version) - 17. Polk Salad Annie (first of two versions performed in 1973) - 18. An American Trilogy (with false start) - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love #2 - 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements - 21. After show comments.

Approx. running time: 76:34

source : e-mail - May 20, 2010


Never-Ending Demand Vol.1 and Vol.2

Soon to be released: Rainbow Records proudly presents a new CD set (two separate cds) called “Never-Ending Demand” Vol.1 + Vol.2, featuring the complete performances of February 16, 1977 Montgomery, AL (Vol. 1) and February 17, 1977 Savannah, GA (Vol. 2).
The newspaper headlines titled it „Emperor Elvis Still Has It: Memphis Music. Vegas Touch“ and „Elvis Wows 'Em“ – can you ask for more? Even the reporters were entertained and satisfied with the shows they attended – their reviews and comments can be found along with dozens of pictures from the actual shows in the accompanying booklets of the 2 new releases. The Montgomery performance has never been released in its entirety until this day. Only a handful of songs were released in 1999 on the CD „Coming On Strong“ featuring the rare performance of „Where No One Stands Alone“. For the new Rainbow Records release (Vol. 1) the producers obtained a first generation tape that has never circulated before and unlike all other audience recordings from this date features „My Way“ as an uncut, complete version and includes the complete Opening Act by the Stamps Quartet. The quality of the show recording is very clear and even the fans that usually avoid audience recordings should give this CD a try – they won’t be disappointed. The booklet features also a review by the person who taped the show plus some interesting and official paperwork from the tour itself.

For the second cd, the Savannah show the producers had access to the archive of Savannah’s press & staff photographer Bob Morris who made some high class shots of Elvis in action. He also took a couple of shots of the audience - you can even see the band setting up the stage and tuning the guitars. A total of four newspaper articles are included which set a great spotlight on the situation of Elvis‘ arriving, his security and the show itself. Elvis himself is in a good mood and gives more than a solid performance with highlights like „Little Sister“, „Tryin‘ To Get To You“ and „Polk Salad Annie“. Again the sound on this cd is exceptionally good for an audience recording.

Tracklistings:

1977-02-16
(Opening Act by the Stamps Quartet) : Great, Great Morning / Gone At Last / Get Me Jesus On The Line / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

(The Elvis Presley Show) ; 2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain / O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) - It‘s Now Or Never / Little Sister / Teddy Bear – Don‘t Be Cruel (+ 2 false starts) / My Way / Polk Salad Annie / 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 ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Love Letters / School Days / Hurt / Hound Dog / Instrumental / Where No One Stands Alone / Unchained Melody / Can‘t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

1977-02-17
2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / Fairytale / Jailhouse Rock / You Gave Me A Mountain / O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) – It‘s Now Or Never / Little Sister / Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel (+ 1 false start) / Tryin‘ To Get To You / My Way (+ 1 false start) / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson ) / What‘d I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Johnny B. Goode ( featuring James Burton ) / Chicken Pickin‘ ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Love Letters (+ 1 false start) / School Days / Hurt (+ reprise) / Hound Dog / Unchained Melody / Can‘t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

source : e-mail - May 19, 2010


 

Setting The Season Out Now

Another CD set that has been released is "Setting the Season" from the SR Records label that focus on Elvis’ live performances in Las Vegas between February 19 and February 21, 1971. This deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the first SR release dedicated onto Vegas' fourth season. In spite of the fact that Elvis is getting bored of Las Vegas, he is still able to the end the season by giving life to some terrific shows. Here they are presented in great audio quality , the CD 1 with the complete show from February 19 midnight show and the CD 2 with the unreleased February 22 midnight show taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early Vegas Season. The shows are linked from the highlight of February 21 midnight show. We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 160 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best for that season. As a first time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of the Vegas February 1971 season.
Source: e-mail - May 17, 2010

Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & Karate Fever released.

Out now is the 25th anniversary of "Greatest Hits Vol. 1". All material on this album dates from Elvis’ comeback period, 1967 – ’73. It’s an album that makes sense: the songs fit well together and the performances are uniformly strong on a wide variety of material, with Elvis putting his own indelible stamp on them, regardless of the genre. In fact, if you would want to introduce a friend to the magic of The King’s music, then this album would be a very good starting point. It’s interesting to note that several of the mixes / versions heard here are unavailable elsewhere. In some instances, these mixes are far superior, a case in point being "Steamroller Blues" from the Aloha rehearsal show (01-12-’73). This mix really captures the excitement of Elvis’ original performance, whereas the mix as released on "The Alternate Aloha" in 1988 is best forgotten.

This album also contains what is arguably the best-ever Elvis version of "What’d I Say", a cleverly edited live-recording from Elvis’ August 23rd, 1969 Midnight Show performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Since this was usually the penultimate song of the show, Elvis and the band would really let loose, creating a true frenzy at the shows by extending the song with repeated verses and extra solos. Though this was a real showstopper at those early Vegas shows, the excitement of these long versions does not really come across as well on record, and it was a sensible decision by Joan Deary to edit it for release. This track really captures the intensity and raw energy of Elvis’ 1969 comeback. Another highlight is Elvis’ tremendous revival of "Big Hunk O’ Love" from the February 17th, 1972 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Listen out for Elvis’ humming along to Glen D. Hardin’s piano-solo! In 1989, RCA Australia released "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" on CD in a limited edition, but that release is now very hard to get. There have been many requests for this album to be issued again, and Victrola is proud to be able to present this release in a deluxe fold-out digipack, with relevant photos and in-depth liner-notes. We were able to work from an original mastertape as sent by RCA to one of its international offices, and the sound quality is exceptional. All tracks were digitally remastered using 24 bit technology. This deluxe edition will be pressed in very limited quantities, so it’s bound to become a true collector’s item. Order your copy now in order to avoid disappointment – this beauty is a keeper!

Also released is the new "Straight Arrow's" Karate Fever featuring the Las Vegas August 31st, 1974 Dinner show.
Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 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. All Shook Up- 10. Softly As I Leave You - 11. Hound Dog (with reprise) - 12. An American Trilogy - 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. Karate Monologue - 17. Until It's Time For You To Go - 18. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Heartbreak Hotel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approximate running time: 79:01
May 17, 2010


Christmas TodayChristmas Today

Christmas Today Released

The "Christmas Today" CD is out now. We have received a copy today and we can tell you that the Venus label didn't say anything too much. The sound is stunning with many highlights, and comes with a beautiful 16 page booklet. We can say that this 2 CD set is highly recommended. We lifted a review from our forum, so you can read this over here.

1-I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Take 6 4:03 ; 2- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees Take 3 2:30 ; 3- On A Snowy Christmas Night undubbed master * 2:27 ; 4- The Wonderful World Of Christmas  undubbed master * 1:59 ; 5- Silver Bells Take 1 3:05 ; 6- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Takes 1-2  2:37 ; 7- The Lord's Prayer  2:36 ; 8- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  Takes 1-2  3:04 ; 9- The First Noel  undubbed master * 2:12 ; 10- Winter Wonderland  Take 7  2:33 ; 11- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  Takes 5,7,3  6:56 ; 12- Merry Christmas Baby Fs, undubbed master * 7:55 ; 13- If I Get Home On Christmas Day undubbed master *  2:52 ; 14- Silver Bells  undubbed master * 2:28 ; 15- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  Takes 5,6,7,4  3:53 ; 16- Winter Wonderland  undubbed master * 2:19 ; 17- It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You undubbed master *  2:40 ; 18-  I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  undubbed master * 3:48 ; 19-Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  undubbed master * 2:21 ; 20- O Come, All Ye Faithful undubbed master *  2:58 ; 21- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  Take 4  5:06 ; 22- Silver Bells  Fs,Tk2 (original session recording),Tk3 (Fs) 5:07
* from acetate

1 - T-R-O-U-B-LE  Take 4  3:10 ; 2- Green Green Grass Of Home  Fs, Take 1 4:21 ; 3- Fairytale Take 3  3:37 ; 4- Bringing It Back  Takes 2,3  3:28; 5- Susan When She Tried  Take 6  2:55 ; 6- I Can Help  Fs, Take 2  5:11 ; 7- And I Love You So  Take 5  3:51 ; 8- Green Green Grass Of Home  Takes 2,3  4:23 ; 9- Woman Without Love  Take 1  3:44 ; 10- Tiger Man  session jam 3:15 ; 11- Bringing It Back Take 4   3:08 ; 12- And I Love You So  Take 1  3:56 ; 13- Shake A Hand Take 3  4:00 ; 14- Green Green Grass Of Home  Takes 4,5  4:15 ; 15- Pieces Of My Life  Takes 4  3:57 ; 16-  Bringing It Back Take 1  3:18
Update May 4, 2010


NEW STAR DVD RELEASE - ELVIS COMING HOME - FACTORY PRESSED DVD

For the first time in over a year, an all new Star DVD release titled ‘ELVIS COMING HOME’ will be available during the month of May. This Star DVD collection will feature an all new mixture of Elvis songs and clips from the late sixties. This is Pure Elvis Magic featuring typical Star video edits and mixes.

This is the first time that an all new Star DVD release will be factory pressed and available on a professional commercial DVD disc. These will be available through your favourite local Elvis dealer and a trailer promo clip for this release can be seen shortly.

The excellent sharp video mixes include the following songs:
Guitar Man Big Boss Man Edge of Reality Going Home Just Call Me Lonesome Wonderful World Fools Fall in Love You Don’t Know Me Clean Up Your Own Backyard Rubberneckin’ A Little Less Conversation It Hurts Me Let Yourself Go Power of My Love Tomorrow is A Long Time Singing Tree I’m Movin’ On Come What May All I Needed Was the Rain Charro!Almost in Love U.S. Male Too Much Monkey Business Stay Away Almost
Source: e-mail - May 1, 2010


Christmas Today

Christmas is coming early in 2010 !!! Soon available from Venus Productions a new double CD set titled Christmas Today. The red CD features Nashville recordings from May 1971 with various out-takes and undubbed masters taken from great quality acetates. This inspiring music will move you and bring you back into the Holiday Season mood. The blue CD may sound unessential to most of you, but we predict it will become one your favorite CDs straight away. The recording sessions for the album Elvis Today took place at RCA’s studio on Sunset Boulevard, and Elvis was really up for it and his lively enthusiasm can be heard throughout the sessions.

Besides the great sound quality of both CDs, the blue one contains some unheard highlights. By example the master take of ‘’ Fairytale ‘’ runs about 40 seconds longer, the one from ‘’ Susan When She Tried ‘’ runs a bit longer with his original ending, plus there are several bits and pieces that will make you value this CD more than you think. This Holiday delight will be released in a standard jewel case with a 16 page booklet. The booklet will feature two front/back covers you may use according to your taste or season. Get a copy and bring it back home as it’s Christmas Today !!!

Tracks :

 

CD RED

1-I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Take 6 4:03 ; 2- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees Take 3 2:30 ; 3- On A Snowy Christmas Night undubbed master * 2:27 ; 4- The Wonderful World Of Christmas  undubbed master * 1:59 ; 5- Silver Bells Take 1 3:05 ; 6- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day Takes 1-2  2:37 ; 7- The Lord's Prayer  2:36 ; 8- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  Takes 1-2  3:04 ; 9- The First Noel  undubbed master * 2:12 ; 10- Winter Wonderland  Take 7  2:33 ; 11- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  Takes 5,7,3  6:56 ; 12- Merry Christmas Baby Fs, undubbed master * 7:55 ; 13- If I Get Home On Christmas Day undubbed master *  2:52 ; 14- Silver Bells  undubbed master * 2:28 ; 15- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  Takes 5,6,7,4  3:53 ; 16- Winter Wonderland  undubbed master * 2:19 ; 17- It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You undubbed master *  2:40 ; 18-  I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  undubbed master * 3:48 ; 19-Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  undubbed master * 2:21 ; 20- O Come, All Ye Faithful undubbed master *  2:58 ; 21- I'll Be Home On Christmas Day  Take 4  5:06 ; 22- Silver Bells  Fs,Tk2 (original session recording),Tk3 (Fs) 5:07

* from acetate

CD BLUE

1 - T-R-O-U-B-LE  Take 4  3:10 ; 2- Green Green Grass Of Home  Fs, Take 1 4:21 ; 3- Fairytale Take 3  3:37 ; 4- Bringing It Back  Takes 2,3  3:28; 5- Susan When She Tried  Take 6  2:55 ; 6- I Can Help  Fs, Take 2  5:11 ; 7- And I Love You So  Take 5  3:51 ; 8- Green Green Grass Of Home  Takes 2,3  4:23 ; 9- Woman Without Love  Take 1  3:44 ; 10- Tiger Man  session jam 3:15 ; 11- Bringing It Back Take 4   3:08 ; 12- And I Love You So  Take 1  3:56 ; 13- Shake A Hand Take 3  4:00 ; 14- Green Green Grass Of Home  Takes 4,5  4:15 ; 15- Pieces Of My Life  Takes 4  3:57 ; 16-  Bringing It Back Take 1  3:18

source: e-mail - April 28, 2010


Black Diamond

Black Diamond

In late May the Northern Star label will re-release Elvis' last Las Vegas concert. We're trying to make the sound quality a little bit better than it was on the previous releases of this historic concert. No more bad noise reduction,vinyl source and things like these. We have the first generation copy of the master tape and every single second will be carefully remastered. The 2 CD-set will come with a 16-page booklet,containing photographs and memorabilia from the last Vegas engagement. More infos and sound samples will be available soon.

Track-list: CD 1 :
2001 - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - My Way (with false start) - Fairytale - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - Little Sister - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Trying To Get To You - Happy Birthday To Charlie Hodge - Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Talks About His Black Diamond Ring - Blue Christmas - Softly As I Leave You - Are You Lonesome Tonight ? - That's All Right - Bridge Over Troubled Water

CD 2 :
Band Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum / Bass / Electric Piano Solos - Love Letters - School Days - Hurt - Such A Night - Sweet Caroline - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp
Source: e-mail - April 19, 2010




Karate Fever

The next release from Straight Arrow (SA 2010-15-02), will be the Las Vegas August 31st, 1974 Dinner show. Elvis Summer '74 Las Vegas engagement was quite memorable not only due to the inclusion of many new or unusual songs, but also due to the long monologues on various themes. In 1974, Elvis’ main 'non-singing' interest was karate and he was awarded with an 8th black belt degree from the Korean karate master Kang Rhee. During many of these summer '74 concerts, he tried to explain his audience what karate mean to him. Nevertheless, he was also singing more than ever and his voice was in excellent shape - he gave many memorable performances.

This is a previously unreleased audience recording. An early generation copy of the original mastertape was obtained and completely restored using today's advanced technology. The sound quality is remarkable for an off-line audio source.

Just like all previous releases from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of photographs taken in August / September 1974 as well as informative liner notes. This CD is set for release near the end of April 2010.

Tracks:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 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. All Shook Up- 10. Softly As I Leave You - 11. Hound Dog (with reprise) - 12. An American Trilogy - 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. Karate Monologue - 17. Until It's Time For You To Go - 18. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Heartbreak Hotel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Approximate running time: 79:01 

source: e-mail - April 18, 2010





Greatest Hits Volume One

An old friend is back with a new name…  The brand-new Victrola label is planning a number of very interesting releases for the Elvis fan & collector. Our first release is a CD reissue of the 1981 release "Greatest Hits vol. 1" (AHL1-2347) from 1981. Despite the forgettable title, this is a superb album that is highly sought-after today. We’re excited about being able to present this album in its full glory, digitally improved from the original album masters and with superior packaging.   

Even now, 25 years after its original release, "Greatest Hits vol. 1" still holds up extremely well. All material on this album dates from Elvis’ comeback period, 1967 – ’73. It’s an album that makes sense: the songs fit well together and the performances are uniformly strong on a wide variety of material, with Elvis putting his own indelible stamp on them, regardless of the genre. In fact, if you would want to introduce a friend to the magic of The King’s music, then this album would be a very good starting point.

It’s interesting to note that several of the mixes / versions heard here are unavailable elsewhere. In some instances, these mixes are far superior, a case in point being "Steamroller Blues" from the Aloha rehearsal show (01-12-’73). This mix really captures the excitement of Elvis’ original performance, whereas the mix as released on "The Alternate Aloha" in 1988 is best forgotten. 

This album also contains what is arguably the best-ever Elvis version of "What’d I Say", a cleverly edited live-recording from Elvis’ August 23rd, 1969 Midnight Show performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Since this was usually the penultimate song of the show, Elvis and the band would really let loose, creating a true frenzy at the shows by extending the song with repeated verses and extra solos. Though this was a real showstopper at those early Vegas shows, the excitement of these long versions does not really come across as well on record, and it was a sensible decision by Joan Deary to edit it for release. This track really captures the intensity and raw energy of Elvis’ 1969 comeback. Another highlight is Elvis’ tremendous revival of "Big Hunk O’ Love" from the February 17th, 1972 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Listen out for Elvis’ humming along to Glen D. Hardin’s piano-solo! 

 In 1989, RCA Australia released "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" on CD in a limited edition, but that release is now very hard to get.  There have been many requests for this album to be issued again, and Victrola is proud to be able to present this release in a deluxe fold-out digipack, with relevant photos and in-depth liner-notes. We were able to work from an original mastertape as sent by RCA to one of its international offices, and the sound quality is exceptional. All tracks were digitally remastered using 24 bit technology. This deluxe edition will be pressed in very limited quantities, so it’s bound to become a true collector’s item. Order your copy now in order to avoid disappointment – this beauty is a keeper!   

This CD is expected to be released in 2 weeks.    

source : e-mail - April 18, 2010




I'm Gonna Leave The Stage !

Le Freak Records will soon re-release Elvis' February 15th 1973 D/S , originally issued on a now hard to find 1992 CD : Las Vegas Dinner Show. This is the (in)famous concert where Elvis walked off-stage in the middle of singing "Fever" for 18 minutes, leaving J.D. Sumner and The Stamps singing whatever they could to fill the show while Elvis is being off-stage. Elvis returns , performs "Can't Help Falling In Love" and suddenly decides  to continue the show. He does 5 more songs , ( including "Can't Help Falling In Love" for the second time ! ) and closes the show.

We managed to improve the sound quality significantly for your listening pleasure and we hope that you'll enjoy the final result. As a bonus we proudly give you 3 extra tracks from the previously unreleased February 21 D/S .This show wasn't available in any form previously , not even on CD-R. Even better , this material was taken from a first generation booth recording and the sound quality is excellent !  ( We will release the complete show later in this year )

Track - list :  1 - 2001 Theme , 2 - See See Rider , 3 - I Got A Woman / Amen , 4 - Love Me Tender , 5 - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me , 6 - Steamroller Blues , 7 - You Gave Me A Mountain , 8 - Fever , 9 - Walk That Lonesome Road ( by Stamps Quartet ) , 10 - Sweet Sweet Spirit ( by Stamps Quartet ) , 11 - When It's My Time ( by Bill Baise) , 12 - How Great Thou Art ( by Stamps Quartet) , 13 -  I Sould Have Been Crucified ( by Stamps Quartet) , 14 - Can't Help Falling In Love , 15 - Faded Love , 16 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry , 17 - Polk Salad Annie , 18 - An American Trilogy , 19 - Can't Help Falling In Love , 20 - Closing Vamp / Announcements , BONUS TRACKS: 21 - Suspicious Minds , 22 - I Can't Stop Loving You , 23 - What Now My Love ( with 2 false starts & reprise )

source: e-mail - April 17, 2010




Elvis Live

Captain Video will re-release the Messiah Productions DVD simply titled ‘Elvis Live Live Live’ in May 2010. The original DVD was released on a DVD-R back in January but this time, it will be a factory pressed commercial DVD and will contain even more unreleased footage than before. The extra bonus footage highlights will include for the first time ever, the complete ‘Always on my mind’ rehearsal from ‘Elvis on Tour’. This was only ever seen before in part, on the movie ‘This Is Elvis’. 

The factory pressed DVD will also include the “Rock n’ Roll Medley” rehearsal from Hollywood in 1972 in exceptional quality plus much more. Other highlights include all of the ‘Charro’ nude scenes, Elvis live at ‘Madison Square Garden in 1972 with the  Press Conference, the complete documentary on the 1971 Jaycees Awards and, the complete 1970 Houston Press Conference. 

The factory pressed DVD has only a Limited Edition run of only 1000 copies and is available during the month of May through your favorite Elvis dealer. Clips will be made available soon.

source: e-mail - April 16, 2010




BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Soon to be released by the recently founded NEW MOON label is a previously unreleased soundboard recording of Elvis' March 31. 1975 M/S. Five tracks has already been released by the FTD label but all the other tracks are unreleased. The source used was a second generation soundboard tape which was remastered by NEW MOON for optimum sound quality. This new release will come in a beautifully designed packaging with a 12-page booklet, containing a selection of live photographs from the March 1975 engagement as well as informative liner notes.

Tracks: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. And I Love You So (with false start) - 07. Big Boss Man (false start only) - 08. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 09. The Wonder Of You - 10. Burning Love - 11. Band Introductions (incomplete) - 12.School Days (incomplete) - 13. Fairytale - 14- I'll Remember You - 15. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 16. Hound Dog - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 18. Little Darlin' (with false starts) - 19. Introduction of Liberace - 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp
Running time: 58:21
Source: e-mail - April 15, 2010


Final artwork 1971 Summer Festival

Here we have the final artwork for the upcoming "1971 Summer Festival"box set.
Source: e-mail - March 24, 2010

1971 Summer Festival

Coming soon from the Showroom Label is this 4 CD Longbox with Booklet. It contains 4 Shows from the 1971 Summer Festival. All 4 Shows are good Audience Recordings and 3 of them never before released on factory made CD's.
Source: e-mail - March 21, 1010

Complete track listing of Get Down And Dirty

Here we have the track listing for the upcoming CD "Get Down And Dirty" (Gravelroad Music, 2010) featuring the rehearsal of 15 July, 1970 Culver City, LA.

Reel 1
01 Stagger Lee/Any day now 02 I Got my mojo working 03 Mary in the morning 04 I’ve lost you 05 I’ve lost you 06 Stranger in the crowd 07 The next step is love 08 You don’t have to say you love me 09 You don’t have to say you love me 10 You don’t have to say you love me 11 Sweet Caroline 12 Yesterday 13 Hey Jude 14 I can’t stop loving you 15 It’s your baby you rock it 16 Crying time 17 Riders in the sky / Surrender 18 Runaway 19 It’s now or never / Danny Boy 20 Peter Gunn theme

Reel 2
01 Walk a mile in my shoes 02 Love me 03 One night 04 Alla en el rancho grande / Twenty days and twenty nights 05 Thats’s all right 06 Twenty days and twenty nights 07 That’s all right 08 Roll out the barrel / That’s “Warner brothers”theme / I could have danced all night / Danny boy 09 Twenty days and twenty nights 10 Twenty days and twenty nights / I never fal in love again 11 Suzie Q 12 Patch it up 13 Cotton fields 14 Sylvia 15 Stranger in the crowd 16 Stranger in the crowd 17 Mona Lisa 18 How the web was woven 19 I’ll take you home again Kathleen / My wish came true

Source: e-mail - March 5, 2010


Setting The Season

Soon available, Setting the Season (SR Records) with focus on Elvis’ live performances in Las Vegas between February 19 and February 21, 1971. This deluxe long digipack , double CD pack is the first SR release dedicated onto Vegas' fourth season.

In spite of the fact that Elvis is getting bored of Las Vegas, he is still able to the end the season by giving life to some terrific shows. Here they are presented in great audio quality , the CD 1 with the complete show from February 19 midnight show and the CD 2 with the unreleased February 22 midnight show taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early Vegas Season. The shows are linked from the highlight of February 21 midnight show.

We are proud to give life to a unique view with almost 160 minutes of great music with Elvis at his best for that season. As a first time for this label, the double CD will come in a deluxe LONG six panel DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of the Vegas February 1971 season.
Source: e-mail - March 4, 2010


Get Down And Dirty

Soon available, Get Down And Dirty (Gravelroad Music, 2010) rehearsal of 15 July, 1970 Culver City, LA. This deluxe, double CD pack with booklet is the third Gravelroad Music (GRM) release spotlighting Elvis Presley's wild rehearsals in the summer of 1970, filmed for the MGM documentary “ Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.”

The character of the rehearsal is different from the 2 previous acclaimed releases, “The brightest star on sunset boulevard (2cd)" & “Plugged in and Geared up” by GRM. Its the second day of the rehearsal shooting, Elvis is studying songs, malfunctioning microphones, uncensored talking & singing. That’s one of the reasons to rename this historical rehearsal “Get down and dirty”, Includes more than 25 minutes unreleased material!
Source: e-mail - February 20, 2010


Vegas Variety Vol. 3

Soon to be released is the latest production from “Rainbow Records”. This release will feature the complete performance of Elvis Presley´s Las Vegas Dinner Show from exactly one week after his triumphant return to live appearances on July 31st, 1969.

While the Elvis-World has just finished celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' stunning 1969 engagement in Las Vegas, Rainbow Records proudly presents a complete concert which has been recorded during that famous season. With its 10th release Rainbow Records continues their series titled "Vegas Variety". On the latest release "Vegas Variety - Vol.3" you will find the August 6, 1969 Dinner Show performance. In the early 1990's this concert was featured on a vinyl release called "The Return of the Tigerman". Unfortunately that release had several cuts and the sound was mediocre. The new Rainbow Records CD used a superior source to create a fresh but warm sound and all missing parts were carefully repaired. Compared to the "famous" Opening Night 1969 CD by Fort Baxter recorded just 3 days prior to the show on this release, this new CD offers more atmosphere because the reactions of the audience are present.

There are a lot of highlights - you can't name them all. Beautiful versions of "Memories" or "Yesterday", great renditions of "Runaway" or "Suspicious Minds" - it's just the magic of 1969.

Even the owners of Ken Sharp's "Elvis In Vegas '69" book will find some unreleased shots and memorabilia in the 20-pages booklet. The official album "Elvis In Person" featured some recordings from the end of this 1969 engagement, but to hear the pure Elvis, raw and powerful you really have to jump to the beginning of this season. So with "Vegas Variety - Vol.3" this is your chance to enjoy a great and powerful show of Elvis Presley in 1969!

Tracklisting:
01. 00:41 – Opening Intro 02. 02:31 - Blue Suede Shoes 03. 02:25 - I Got A Woman 04. 01:49 - All Shook Up 05. 01:21 - Talking 06. 03:17 - Love Me Tender 07. 02:09 - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 08. 03:01 - Heartbreak Hotel 09. 02:50 - Hound Dog 10. 04:39 - Memories 11. 04:07 - Mystery Train / Tiger Man 12. 00:10 - Blue Hawaii (excerpt) 13. 04:59 - Monologue 14. 02:21 - Baby What You Want Me To Do 15. 02:25 - Runaway 16. 02:58 - Are You Lonesome Tonight? 17. 02:21 - Yesterday 18. 01:54 - Hey Jude 19. 03:17 - Band Introductions 20. 03:00 - In The Ghetto 21. 07:18 - Suspicious Minds 22. 04:15 - What'd I Say 23. 02:09 - Can't Help Falling In Love

Source: e-mail - February 19, 2010


At Full Force

By popular demand! For those who missed Fort Baxter's 1998 "A HOT WINTER NIGHT IN DALLAS" ?D, Audionics will release the strictly limited edition CD “AT FULL FORCE" (AUDIONICS 2010-02-2). This release will contain the dynamic December 28th, 1976 show as recorded live from the mixing desk at the Dallas Convention Center.

To achieve the best possible sound quality, Audionics worked with a 1st generation DAT copy of the original soundboard tape, that was also used for the 1998 release. The sound was restored in a renowned studio and is a significant improvement over the original release.

As you’ve come to expect from us, this new release will come in a beautifully designed package with a 16-page booklet, containing a selection of live photographs from Elvis Presley appearances in Dallas in 1956, 1971, 1976 and 1976 as well as informative liner notes. This CD is set for release in late February. Don't miss your opportunity to get the ultimate release of that legendary concert recording! Those that are a bit weary of hearing another ’76 show following the release of several substandard ’76 shows of late, are in for a real surprise. The way he attacks “C.C. Rider” sets the tone for an action-packed evening with Presley in great mood ("If I die tonight, it will only take a year to get the smile off my face"), with the highlight being the first version of “Unchained Melody” that we have – he’d started doing it the night before, but it’s still uncertain whether that 1st version exists. It’s great to hear this fantastic song in such embryo-like fashion, with Elvis still not being entirely ‘at home’ with it, exploring its possibilities and making it his own.

Once again, the next Audionics release will contain some previously unreleased soundboard material. More details very soon.
Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start, incomplete) - 07. Jailhouse Rock (incomplete) - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never / O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. My Way - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Drum Solo w/"Hey Bo Diddley" one-liner (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano Keyboard Solo (David Briggs) - 21. Love Letters - 22. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 23. Hurt (with reprise) - 24. Unchained Melody - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp.
Approx. running time: 61:06
Source: e-mail - February 17, 2010


Live At The Showroom Internationale

A new import CD out now is "Live At The Showroom Internationale" featuring the February 23rd, 1971 Dinner Show. Here's the tracklisting: (same as Elvis Internationale 2 CD-set Disc 2)
1. 2001 Theme 2. That’s All Right 3. I Got A Woman/By The Time I Get To Phoenix 4. Love Me Tender (Intro Only)/ Love Me 5. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 6. Sweet Caroline 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling 8. Polk Salad Annie 9. Something 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Don’t Be Cruel 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Blue Suede Shoes 15. Bride Over Troubled Water 16. Little Sister/Get Back 17. Hound Dog 18. Suspicious Minds (Spliced with Jan 28 DS) 19. The Impossible Dream (Jan 28 DS)
Source: E-mail - January 23, 2010



Springtime Tours '76-'77

As recorded live from the mixing desk in Johnson City, TN, March 17th, 1976 tour opening, Charlotte, NC, March 20th, 1976 Evening show and in various locations, March-May, 1977.

The Audionics label will soon release the 2-CD set "Springtime Tours '76 - '77" containing previously unreleased stereo soundboard recording of the Johnson City, TN, March 17th, 1976 show, the original binaural version of Charlotte, NC, March 20th, 1976 evening performance and selection of stereo tracks recorded "on the road" from March to May, 1977. 

Unfortunately both the March 17th and March 20th, 1976, 8:30 p.m. concerts were not captured in entirety. These tapes were recorded in binaural with the lead-guitar almost isolated in the right channel, probably due to an expected change of lead guitar-player. The March 17th, 1976 recording was mixed down to stereo and two songs were added in original binaural sound as a bonus. The March 20th, 1976 8:30 p.m. show (previously released as "RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT") is presented in excellent quality in its genuine binaural form. These shows are fascinating to listen to, as Elvis’ band sounds totally different thanks to the new additions Larry Londin on drums and Shane Keister on keyboards, breathing new life into Elvis’ repertoire at the time. All 1977 tracks are stereo recordings made by Felton Jarvis, using an 8-track tape recorder.  

Among the Johnson City concert highlights are a rare "Until It's Time For You To Go", the first live rendition of "Hurt" and a tremendous "Tryin' To Get To You". Unreleased 1977 highlights: "My Way" from Chicago, May 2, "That's All Right" from Abilene, March 27th, and finally another "My Way" - again from Abilene - including a beautifully recited spoken part! This is a truly sensational version, and the spoken part will no doubt give you goosebumps. A remarkable find, and certainly one of the most interesting discoveries in recent years! Note: some previously released 1977 tracks are included, because they are taken from the original source and containing bits of unheard dialogues before & after each song. 

This new Audionics production will be presented in double digipack with a 16-page booklet. All accompanying photographs were taken on March 17-18, 1976, in Johnson City, TN, March 20, 1976 in Charlotte, NC, evening show and on tour in March - May, 1977. This 2-CD set is expected at the end of January. No doubt this is one of the most interesting releases in ages... Order your copy today! 

Tracks: 

CD 1: 

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra

02. C. C. Rider

03. I Got A Woman / Amen

04. Love Me

05. You Gave Me A Mountain

06. Tryin' To Get To You

07. All Shook Up

08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel

09. Until It's Time For You To Go

10. Hurt (first live version)

11. Polk Salad Annie (incomplete)

12. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band

13. What'd I Say (James Burton, instrumental)

14. What'd I Say (reprise, James Burton, instrumental)

15. Drum solo (Larry Londin)

16. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff)

17. What'd I Say (Shane Keister)

18. Electric Piano & Clavinet solo (David Briggs)

19. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra)

20. And I Love You So (with break)

21. Fairytale (Chicago, May 2, 1977)

22. My Way (Chicago, May 2, 1977 - previously unreleased)

24. Love Me Tender (Norman, March 26, 1977 - previously unreleased)

25. Polk Salad Annie (Milwaukee, April 27, 1977)

26. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Duluth, April 29, 1977)

27. Big Boss Man (Duluth, April 29, 1977)

28. Trying To Get To You (Abilene, March 27, 1977)

29. That's All Right (Abilene, March 27, 1977 - previously unreleased)

30. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Abilene, March 27, 1977)

31. My Way (Abilene, March 27, 1977 - previously unreleased) 

Tracks 01. - 20. recorded in Johnson City, TN, March 17, 1976. All tracks except for 06, 10, 17, 20, 21, 25-28 and 30 previously unreleased. 

CD 2: 

01. Amen

02. Love Me

03. Let Me Be There

04. You Gave Me A Mountain

05. Steamroller Blues

06. All Shook Up

07. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel

08. Hound Dog

09. Heartbreak Hotel

10. Polk Salad Annie

11. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band

12. What'd I Say (James Burton)

13. Drum solo (Larry Londin)

14. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff)

15. Piano solo (Shane Keister)

16. Electric Piano & Clavinet solo (David Briggs)

17. Introduction of Charlie Hodge

18. And I Love You So

19. Hurt

20. Burning Love

21. America The Beautiful

22. Funny How Time Slips Away

23. Fairytale

24. How Great Thou Art

25. Can't Help Falling In Love

26. Closing Vamp  

27. Trying To Get To You (Johnson City, March 17, 1976 - original binaural)

28. Hurt (Johnson City, March 17, 1976 - original binaural)

29. Are You Lonesome Tonight (Norman, March 26, 1977)

30. Blue Christmas (Norman, March 26, 1977)

31. Heartbreak Hotel (Saginaw, April 25, 1977)

32. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Saginaw, May 3, 1977)

33. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete, Saginaw, May 3, 1977)

34. My Way (Toledo, April 23, 1977) 

Tracks 01. - 26. recorded in Charlotte, NC, March 20, 1976 8:30 P.M. and previously unreleased in binaural. Tracks 01. - 20. recorded in Johnson City, TN, March 17, 1976. Track 33 previously unreleased, track 34 is a previously unreleased stereo recording.

source : e-mail - January 18, 2010



Bringing It All Back Home Out now

Out now is the 2nd release from the Venus label titled "Bringing It All Back Home" featuring two concerts recorded in Elvis’ hometown. The first CD features the matinee performance of March 16, 1974 , his first live appearance in Memphis since 1961. The source used was the first generation soundboard tape for optimum sound quality. The second CD features the only performance of Elvis at the Mid-South Coliseum in 1975. For the first time EVER this concert will be as complete as possible with the inclusion of ‘’ An American Trilogy ‘’ ( ending spliced with version from the previous night ), and you’ll be able to hear this show as recorded that night, without any addition of reverb or any other sound gimmicks.
This release as our previous set Black Angels In Vegas will come to you in a beautiful full color, hardcover book with many pictures and liner notes, spread over 132 pages. Here is your chance to get both shows in the best sound quality ever, in the ultimate package, so …… bring them all back home for good !!!

CD- 1

Memphis, TN March 16, 1974 AS
Tracks:

1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2- C.C. Rider ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen ; 4- Love Me ; 5- Trying To Get To You ; 6- All Shook Up ; 7- Steamroller Blues ; 8- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ;9- Love Me Tender ; 10- Johnny B. Goode ; 11- Hound Dog ; 12- Fever ; 13- Polk Salad Annie ; 14- Why Me Lord ? ; 15- Suspicious Minds ; 16- Band Introductions ; 17- I Can't Stop Loving You ; 18- Help Me ; 19- An American Trilogy ; 20- Let Me Be There ( with reprise ) ; 21- Funny How Time Slips Away ; 22- Can't Help Falling In Love ; 23- Closing Vamp
Total running time: 58:10

CD- 2

Memphis, TN June 10, 1975
Tracks:
1-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- Love Me Tender (with false start ) ; 7- All Shook Up ; 8- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ; 9- Hound Dog ; 10- Fairytale ; 11- Burning Love ; 12- Band Introduction #1 ; 13- Johnny B. Goode ( featuring James Burton ) ; 14- Drum Solo ( featuring Ron Tutt ) ; 15- Bass solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) ; 16- Piano solo ( featuring Glen D. Hardin ) ; 17- Band Introduction #2 ; 18- School Day ( featuring J. Guercio & orchestra ) ; 19- Introduction of Vernon Presley and Dr. Nick ; 20-T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; 21- Why Me Lord ? ; 22- How Great Thou Art ( with reprise ) ; 23- Let Me Be There ; 24- Funny How Time Slips Away ( with reprise ) ; 25- Little Darlin' ; 26- An American Trilogy ( spliced * ) ; 27- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ** ; 28- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp **
Bonus
29- An American Trilogy ( unedited-June 10, 1975 )
* Last 30 seconds from Jackson MS June 9, 1975
** Jackson ,MS June 9, 1975
Total running time: 70:28
Source: e-mail - December 13, 2009


HERE COME THE STARS

The next release from Straight Arrow (SA 2009-14-02), will be the Las Vegas December 4th, 1976 Dinner show. Together with Opening night (released as "LAST VEGAS OPENING NIGHT", SA 2009-12A/B-02) it is the strongest concert of Elvis's last Las Vegas season, containing excellent performances of "Tryin' To Get To You", "America", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Hurt" and "How Great Thou Art". An absolute highlight is a mesmerizing recitation of "What Now My Love". This recording was previously released in 1995 on the hard-to-find CD "Love Letters From Nevada". Now the tape was restored using today's advanced technology, and the sound quality is excellent – really remarkable for an off-line source. The bonus tracks were added from an independent original tape of the same show, recorded using a cassette recorder equipped with two microphones. This alternate source, though inferior, does exhibit noticeable channel separation and natural ambience. Just like all previous releases from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of photographs taken between December 3 - 7, 1976 and informative liner notes as written by a lucky fan WHO WAS THERE. This CD is set for release on December 15.

Tracks:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. It's Now Or Never - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 14. What Now My Love (recitation) - 15. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 16. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 17. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano, Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 24. School Day (reprise) (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 25. Introductions by Elvis of celebrities, family - 26. Hurt - 27. Hound Dog - 28. How Great Thou Art - 29. Can't Help Falling In Love - 30. Closing Vamp. Bonus Tracks (alternate source): 31. Tryin' To Get To You - 32. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 33. What Now My Love (recitation) - 34. Hurt.
Approximate running time: 77:26 Excerpts from the sleeve notes:
"It was Saturday night and Las Vegas was buzzing, but nowhere more so than in the showroom of the Hilton Hotel. The date was December 4, 1976, and Elvis was three days into his 15-show, 11-day "Pre-Holiday Festival". Vernon and Lisa Marie were in the Presley booth near the front; the youngster had arrived for a few days' visit with her father.

He marched in place during "America the Beautiful", and got a much-deserved ovation after the finale. Once Charlie handed Elvis the lyric sheet from near the piano, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was beautifully sung. And Elvis only used it for the always-troublesome first verse. He unexpectedly began "What Now My Love", delighting the crowd with a version softly sung at first, the middle verses spoken dramatically, and the ending done at full power. It was the highlight of the show, and perhaps the entire season.

Elvis enthused about a couple of special stars in the crowd. "They're some of the finest singers in the world, so that's why - one of the reasons I have to be good". The gentlemen in question were Engelbert Humperdinck and Roy Orbison, sitting in adjacent booths. Of the British idol, Elvis said that nobody ever sang "Please Release Me" like Humperdinck, while Orbison - in his trademark dark glasses - was "one of the finest singers of all time", and few would argue with that. Both men got warm applause and cheers.

Elvis's vocal commitment was noticeable in "Hurt"; and it got a great reception. He threw in a rapid "Hound Dog", and then said the evening wouldn't be complete if he didn't sing "How Great Thou Art". This also received an ovation. The show had been very entertaining, full of fine singing and good humour".

Source: e-mail - December 8, 2009


Unreachable Star

The Unreachable Star - Out Now

The new release from the "SR" label The Unreachable Star" is out now, and features an unreleased show from Cincinnati November 11, 1971. As you are aware the SR Label concentrates on early unreleased 1970’s shows when Elvis was at his peak. In this our twelfth release, we are proud to present a great show, one of the best of the 1971 November tour. Having been imprisoned in the golden cage of Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Elvis got the opportunity towards the end of the year to embark on his longest tour since 1957 and without doubt amongst the best of the 70’s.

This previously unreleased recording was taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early Tour. As usual from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs of the Cincinnati’ concert.
Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. I Got a Woman / Amen 04. Proud Mary 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Intermission 09. Love Me 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 12. One Night 13. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14. It’s Now or Never 15. Hound Dog 16. How Great Thou Art 17. Band Introductions 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water (+ reprise) 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 22. Release Me 23. The Impossible Dream 24. Suspicious Minds 25. Funny How Time Slips Away 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love /Closing Vamp
TOTAL TIME 68.10 min.

Source: e-mail - December 2, 2009


DAYTON RELOADED – OUT NOW

Finally released this week, from the producers of the International label and DAE, comes their first Boxcar label release of a 2CD/Book box set titled ‘Dayton Reloaded’ focusing on Elvis’ tours of 1974 and marks the 35th Anniversary of the events. The 2 CD features both the afternoon and evening performances of October 6, 1974 at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The recording source used for this release is taken directly from the original soundboard tapes and is professionally re-mastered by DAE for optimum sound quality.

The accompanying hardback book contains 100 glossy pages featuring a well detailed essay on the tours of 1974 proceeding up to October and is packed, with rare and unpublished photographs. The beautiful art layout makes this an all and fascinating audio visual release. This release, like all previous International label releases are strictly limited to only 1000 copies being available.

Disc 1

October 6, 1974 2.30 pm
1. See See Rider 2. I Got A Woman/Amen 3. Love Me 4. If You Love Me, Let Me Know 5. It´s Midnight 6. Big Boss Man 7. Fever 8. Love Me Tender 9. Hound Dog 10. Introductions 11. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 12. Introductions 13. All Shook Up 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Heartbreak Hotel 16. Why Me, Lord ? 17. Promised Land 18. You Gave Me A Mountain 19. Let Me Be There 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 22. Closing Vamp

Disc 2

October 6, 1974 8.30 pm
1. See See Rider 2. I Got A Woman/Amen 3. Love Me 4. If You Love Me, Let Me Know 5. Fever 6. Big Boss Man 7. Love Me Tender 8. Hound Dog 9. The Wonder Of You 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Introductions 12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 13. Introductions 14. All Shook Up 15. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 16. Heartbreak Hotel 17. Why Me, Lord ? 18. That’s All Right 19. Blue Christmas 20. Let Me Be There 21. Hawaiian Wedding Song 22. Johnny B. Goode 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 24. Closing Vamp

Source: e-mail - December 1, 2009


Last Stop in Mobile

Soon to be released is the latest production from “Rainbow Records”. This release will feature the complete performance of Elvis Presley´s very last concert in Mobile, Alabama - recorded June 2nd, 1977.

There were several reasons why this show was chosen for a release. First of all – it had to be unreleased. Second, the show should contain some interesting, unusual material, maybe a rare version of a seldom performed song? Another important aspect was to find a tape that has a listenable, decent sound quality for an audience recording. This is why we chose Elvis´ final visit in the state of Alabama as our newest cd project.

Although Elvis was clearly not in best shape regarding his physical appearance his voice was strong and powerful as always on this closing show of his second to last concert tour. “An American Trilogy” which Elvis included to his setlist rather surprisingly or the performance of “You Gave Me A Mountain”, “Help Me” and “Hurt” prove that his spirit and feeling for many of his songs was still there. All in all you will get a nearly perfect overview of what Elvis was able to deliver to his audience on June 2nd, 1977.

Don’t miss this release. You will get another classy CD from Rainbow Records. By the way: Needless to say that its booklet will feature great liner notes with a lot of information regarding the event on 20 pages in full colour!

Tracklisting:

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 - Jailhouse Rock 08 - O Sole Mio / It ´s Now Or Never 09 - Help Me 10 - An American Trilogy 11 - Polk Salad Annie 12 - Band Introductions 13 - Early Morning Rain 14 – What ´d I Say 15 - Johnny B. Goode 16 - Drum Solo by Ronnie Tutt 17 - Bass Solo by Jerry Scheff 18 - Piano Solo by Tony Brown 19 - I Really Don´t Want To Know 20 - Electric Piano Solo by Bobby Ogdin 21 - Hail! Hail! Rock´n´ Roll! 22 - Hurt 23 - Hound Dog 24 - Unchained Melody 25 – Can´t Help Faling In Love 26 - Closing Vamp 27 - Announcement by Ed Hill

Source: e-mail - November 27, 2009



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Bringing It All Back Home

The label Venus Productions will soon release the double CD set Bringing It All Back Home featuring two concerts recorded in Elvis’ hometown. The first CD will contain the matinee performance of March 16, 1974 , his first live appearance in Memphis since 1961. The source used was the first generation soundboard tape for optimum sound quality. The second CD features the only performance of Elvis at the Mid-South Coliseum in 1975. For the first time EVER this concert will be as complete as possible with the inclusion of ‘’ An American Trilogy ‘’ ( ending spliced with version from the previous night ), and you’ll be able to hear this show as recorded that night, without any addition of reverb or any other sound gimmicks.
This release as our previous set Black Angels In Vegas will come to you in a beautiful full color, hardcover book with many pictures and liner notes, spread over 132 pages. Here is your chance to get both shows in the best sound quality ever, in the ultimate package, so …… bring them all back home for good !!!

CD- 1

Memphis, TN March 16, 1974 AS
Tracks:
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2- C.C. Rider ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen ; 4- Love Me ; 5- Trying To Get To You ; 6- All Shook Up ; 7- Steamroller Blues ; 8- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ;9- Love Me Tender ; 10- Johnny B. Goode ; 11- Hound Dog ; 12- Fever ; 13- Polk Salad Annie ; 14- Why Me Lord ? ; 15- Suspicious Minds ; 16- Band Introductions ; 17- I Can't Stop Loving You ; 18- Help Me ; 19- An American Trilogy ; 20- Let Me Be There ( with reprise ) ; 21- Funny How Time Slips Away ; 22- Can't Help Falling In Love ; 23- Closing Vamp
Total running time: 58:10

CD- 2

Memphis, TN June 10, 1975
Tracks:
1-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- Love Me Tender (with false start ) ; 7- All Shook Up ; 8- Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel ; 9- Hound Dog ; 10- Fairytale ; 11- Burning Love ; 12- Band Introduction #1 ; 13- Johnny B. Goode ( featuring James Burton ) ; 14- Drum Solo ( featuring Ron Tutt ) ; 15- Bass solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) ; 16- Piano solo ( featuring Glen D. Hardin ) ; 17- Band Introduction #2 ; 18- School Day ( featuring J. Guercio & orchestra ) ; 19- Introduction of Vernon Presley and Dr. Nick ; 20-T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; 21- Why Me Lord ? ; 22- How Great Thou Art ( with reprise ) ; 23- Let Me Be There ; 24- Funny How Time Slips Away ( with reprise ) ; 25- Little Darlin' ; 26- An American Trilogy ( spliced * ) ; 27- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ** ; 28- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp **
Bonus
29- An American Trilogy ( unedited-June 10, 1975 )
* Last 30 seconds from Jackson MS June 9, 1975
** Jackson ,MS June 9, 1975
Total running time: 70:28

Source: E-mail - November 14, 2009


A Day In Dayton Out Now

Out now is the new 2 CD set "A Day In Dayton" from the Gravel Road label. These two shows in one package features both performances by Elvis on October 6, 1974 in Dayton, OH.
Tracklisting:
CD 1:
2001 Theme - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (With Reprise) - Its Midnight - Big Boss Man - Fever - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog (With Reprise) - Band Introductions - Guitar Solo (James Burton) - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Why Me Lord? - Promised Land - You Gave Me A Mountain - Let Me Be There (With Reprise) - Hawaiian Wedding Song (With Reprise) - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 2:
2001 Theme - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me - Fever - Big Boss Man (With False Start) - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - The Wonder Of You - Blue Suede Shoes - Band Introductions - Guitar Solo (James Burton) - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Glen D Hardin) - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Why Me Lord? (With Reprise) - That’s All Right (With Two False Starts) - Blue Christmas - Let Me Be There (With Reprise) - Hawaiian Wedding Song (With Reprise) - Johnny B Goode - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp
Source: e-mail - November 13, 2009


Unreachable Star

The Unreachable Star - CINCINNATI 1971

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label scheduled for the beginning of November is titled "The Unreachable Star" and will feature an unreleased show from Cincinnati November 11, 1971. As you are aware the SR Label concentrates on early unreleased 1970’s shows when Elvis was at his peak. In this our twelfth release, we are proud to present a great show, one of the best of the 1971 November tour. Having been imprisoned in the golden cage of Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Elvis got the opportunity towards the end of the year to embark on his longest tour since 1957 and without doubt amongst the best of the 70’s.

Unlike 1969/70 the tour isn’t well covered with official releases so what we have in our hands gives us the possibility to hear the quality of a Presley show from this tour. Elvis’ activity on the stage is incredible and the vocals stretch his ability, he performs the best numbers in his repertoire from the last two years with practically no new songs. Elvis is so dynamic that sometimes he can’t control himself, but at the same time he is able to deliver his best repertoire, sometimes reinventing it to. We can imagine Elvis concentrating on the music to produce a great show. Elvis, singing straight to the audience, the performance is solid, long and rough; the 24 songs are presented superbly. Songs like Proud Mary, You’ve Lost the loving Feeling and Polk Salad Annie never sounded better; Elvis covers every period of his career from the classic oldies passing from the early sixties hits to the best of his comeback years. Toward the end perhaps the only surprise is the classic Hawaiian Wedding song. The man looks, sings and moves in a great way. Elvis is performing at the height of his ability, Elvis is into his music. His focus, the attitude and his relationship with the music are evident which enables him to deliver a great show. This level remains throughout the tour here we have its peak. The idea to release a 1971 November show was present from the begin of the SR label, the research of a good tape to gives the pleasure of the listen has continued in the last four years, finally this summer we have what we were looking for. Despite the limitation of the binaural tape, we believe that overall for an early seventies recording it represents the best and the only way to listen and enjoy Elvis at his best.

This previously unreleased recording was taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early Tour. As usual from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs of the Cincinnati’ concert.
Tracks:
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. I Got a Woman / Amen 04. Proud Mary 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Intermission 09. Love Me 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 12. One Night 13. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14. It’s Now or Never 15. Hound Dog 16. How Great Thou Art 17. Band Introductions 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water (+ reprise) 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 22. Release Me 23. The Impossible Dream 24. Suspicious Minds 25. Funny How Time Slips Away 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love /Closing Vamp
TOTAL TIME 68.10 min.
Source: e-mail - October 19, 2009


Dayton Reloaded

From the producers of the INTERNATIONAL label and DAE comes this first BOXCAR label release focusing on Elvis’ tours of 1974. The 2 CD features both the afternoon and evening performances of October 6, 1974 at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The recording source used for this release is taken directly from the original soundboard tapes and is professionally remastered by DAE for optimum sound quality. The accompanying lavish hardback 100 page glossy book, features a well detailed essay on the tours of 1974 proceeding up to October, (and including 1956) and is packed, with rare and unpublished photographs and unpublished documents. All this coupled with beautiful art layout makes this all fascinating audio visual release. Release date October
Source: E-mail - September 28, 2009



A Day In Dayton

Shortly after '' The Return Of A Prodigy '', the Gravel Road Music label will release very soon ( first week of October ) two newly remastered shows taken directly from the original soundboard tapes.  These two shows in one package is titled '' A Day In Dayton '' , and features both performances by Elvis on October 6, 1974 in Dayton, OH.

source: e-mail - September 25, 2009