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Tuesday 18 July 2017
'Greensboro '77' New Import CD: Out soon is an unreleased audience recording from Greensboro, April 21, 1977 on the Ragdoll label.
This show is one of his better shows from 1977.
Comes with an eight page booklet with rare photos from the actual concert.
EIN Notes, the show has been our previously on CDR and while one of the better 1977 concerts the local Daily News review noted,
"No magician has gotten as much theatrical mileage out of a steady stream of multicolor scarves as did Elvis Presley.. the scarf maneuver was the most motion that Elvis put into his act during the evening.
Elvis was in fine voice - when he really tried to put his power behind the songs. His rendition of My Way, though he read from the sheet music, was filled with emotion and came across loud and clear, showing off that voice that has thrilled millions of record buyers for 20 years. Again in How Great Thou Art and in a few other serious songs, Presley's strong singing sounded as if he were pouring his whole being into it. The chills came; the magic was in the air.
During many other songs, though, there was no magic. The tremendous energy, humor, movement and emotion that characterized Presley's 1972, 1974 and 1975 appearances here just weren't on the stage much of the time, in general, Elvis moved very slowly, giving the impression that sudden or extreme motion would be painful." - 1977 was not a good year.
Tracklist: - Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman / Love Me / If You Love me Let Me Know / You Gave Me A Mountain / Jailhouse Rock / O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never / Little Sister / Teddy bear - Don't Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Fever / My Way / Introductions / Early Mornin' Rain / What'D I Say / Johnny B Goode / Introductions (Incomplete) / Hurt (With Reprise) / Hound Dog / Funny How Time Slips Away / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin' / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Saturday 8 July 2017
'Everybody Let's Rock' New Import CD: 'Everybody Let's Rock - From Japan With Love Vol. 3' is the new CD from the E.P. Collector label. An audience recording Las Vegas, NV, August 5th, 1972, D/S and M/S, this 2CD-set is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 3" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Dinner show was first released in 2008 on the CD "Directly From The 1972 Elvis Summer Festival". This earlier CD was taken from different, inferior source tape. Our new recording is of much better sound quality. The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased.
There is no need to discuss the fact that ALL shows from August / September 1972 are excellent! Natural highlights are especially ballads like "What Now My Love", ''An American Trilogy", "My Way" or "For The Good Times" and rock’n’rolls like „A Big Hunk O’Love” or "Johnny B. Goode" One song from Midnight show stands out: a cool, one-off of "Jailhouse Rock"! Needless to say that this is a rarity for 1972, and what a great version it is too - it easily beats all other 70's versions.
Both concerts are taken from a recently found first generation copies of original audience recorded cassette tapes. They were never before available in listenable sound, until now! You may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972.
Tracklist:
CD1:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. A Big Hunk O'Love - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. My Way - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Band Introductions - 18. Introduction of actor and comedian Dick Shawn - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.
CD2:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one liner) / Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Jailhouse Rock - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. A Big Hunk O'Love (with false start) - 17. For The Good Times - 18. My Way - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Band Introductions - 21. Johnny B. Goode - 22. Band Introductions continues - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

'Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!' New Import CD: Yet another from the E.P. Collector label.
"Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-12) yet another audience recording from Kalamazoo, MI, April 26th, 1977.
Among the concert highlights are ”Big Boss Man“, „Heartbreak Hotel“, ”And I Love You So”, ”My Way” and “Early Morning Rain”.
This is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. Portions of the Kalamazoo concert were released from a soundboard tape previously, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before.
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak filled with a concert review from the local press and a collection of images taken on April 26th, 1977 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale (part only) - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen / It's Now Or Never - 10. Big Boss Man - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. And I Love You So (with false start) - 14. My Way - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) - 24. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 25. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements. 

Saturday 1 July 2017
'Spliced Takes - Nashville Revisited' Import CD: Another clever STAR edited CD in this great series, this time even more edits / splices were done to make an exceptional album, where tracks sound so much different then what is out there, no fake overdubs , but some tracks have been overdubbed, using snippets from the actual "recording sessions"
Devil In Disguise for example does not fade out, but has a great new ending, including TWO guitar solos.
Gold In The Mountains has been overdubbed with a more fuller drumbeat on some parts, and has been extended.
Like A Baby "you do the intro" Elvis said during the session, but here, we have Elvis himself playing it, and on the end, the guitar has been included once more.
Dirty, Dirty Feeling sounds so much different since lots of parts from the session have been included, and it's Elvis who does the ending "Gone..." instead of Ray Walker.
Stranger In The Crowd , no complete outtake of this song exists, here we get an extended "rehearsal" version..
It Ain't No Big Thing is a very different version..
On the first "Nashville" most tracks were from the sixties. Here we get a good portion of seventies selections, and well as a fifties track... all recorded in Nashville....
Tracklist:
Devil in Disguise - Alternate Master
Please Don't Drag That String Around - Spliced take 3,4,5,5 
Gold in the Mountains - Spliced overdubbed master
Like A Baby - Alternate Master
Soldier Boy - Spliced take 2,7
Thrill of Your Love - Spliced take fs,2,1,3,1
I Got Stung - Spliced take 18,20
She's Not You - Spliced take 3/WP 5 (overdub)
Put the Blame on Me - Spliced take fs,fs,fs,2
Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Alternate Master
Kiss Me Quick - Spliced take 5,6
Western Union - Spliced take 2,3,1,2
His Latest Flame - Spliced take 10,12
By and By - Spliced take 1,3,4
Joshua Fit the Battle - Spliced take 3,2
I Believe in the Man in the Sky - Spliced take 3,4,1

Big Boss Man - Spliced take 5,9
It Ain't No Big Thing - Spliced take 1,2,6
Just Pretend - Spliced take 1,2
Stranger in the Crowd - Spliced Rehearsal
Cindy Cindy 1,2,1,1
Heart of Rome - Spliced take 3/ workpart 1
I'll Never Know - Alternate "Overdubbed" Master
It Hurts Me - Spliced take 3,4,5
I John - Spliced take 1,1,2
Padre - Spliced take 8,11 (undubbed)
Amazing Grace - Spliced take 1,2
In The Garden - Spliced Take 2,3
Early Morning Rain - Alternate Master
Until It's Time For You To Go - Spliced take  7,8

Monday 19 June 2017
'Elvis Sun 78rpm Vinyl' Special Release: With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ passing comes a really special limited edition release that we think will become a sure fire must have addition to any collectors want list.
Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10" (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM.
This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970’s, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm.
Each of the five Sun replica 78s have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most authentic original 10 inch Sun 78 Records yet produced. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and color.
All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That’s All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. These are a first-time-ever high quality release for any Elvis Sun single replicas.
Track down your Elvis dealers if you need a copy.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Drums Of The Islands' PHS Box-Set: Soon to be released is the bootleg 'Drums Of The Islands - Ultimate Paradise Hawaiian Style Recording Sessions' box-set. The publicity suggests "a sublime 3cd boxset with the most complete Paradise Hawaiian Style recording sessions, incl. many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono album!
Plus a newly discovered demo recording of a song rejected by Elvis and the Colonel and written by Dolores Fuller. Unfortunately never recorded by the man himself.
Including a great full color booklet !
EIN is confused as why fans would want so many versions of 'Queenie Wahine’s Papaya' etc when Elvis so disliked the music that he sang most of them as vocal overdubs...  (and fans want them in Mono as well - really!).
I guess it could be a guilty pleasure for some, but truly hard to justify...
Reel 1
The Stereo Album
01 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
02 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya
03 Scratch My Back (Then I’ll Scratch Yours)
04 Drums Of The Islands
05 Datin’
06 A Dog’s Life
07 House Of Sand
08 Stop Where You Are
09 This Is My Heaven
10 Sand Castles
The Outtakes
11 Drums Of The Islands (Aov) / Take 1
12 Drums Of The Islands (Aov) / Take 2
13 Drums Of The Islands (Aov) / Take 3
14 Drums Of The Islands (Aov) / Take 4-5
15 Drums Of The Islands (Aov) / Take 6
16 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 1-2
17 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 3
­18 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 4
19 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 5
20 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 6
21 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 7
22 This Is My Heaven (Fov) / Take 8
23 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 1
24 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 2-3
25 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 4-5
26 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 6
27 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 7-8
28 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 9
29 Sand Castles (Ko) / Take 10
Reel 2
The Original Mono Album
01 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
02 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya
03 Scratch My Back (Then I’ll Scratch Yours)
04 Drums Of The Islands
05 Datin’
06 A Dog’s Life
07 House Of Sand
08 Stop Where You Are
09 This Is My Heaven
10 Sand Castles
The Outtakes
11 Sand Castles (Kov) / Take 1
12 Sand Castles (Koc) / Take 1 & Take Call Take 2
13 Scratch My Back (Cov) / Take 1 & Take Cal Take 2
14 Stop Where You Are (Dov) / Take 1
15 Stop Where You Are (Dov) / Take 2
16 Stop Where You Are (Dov) / Take 3
17 House Of Sand (Hov) / Take 3
18 House Of Sand (H1v) / Take 1-10
19 A Dog’s Life (Eov) / Take 1
20 A Dog’s Life (Eov) / Take 4
21 A Dog’s Life (Eov) / Take 5-6
22 Datin’ (Bov) / Take 1-4
23 Datin’ (Bov) / Take 6-8
24 Datin’ (Bov) / Take 11-12
25 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jov) / Take 1-2
26 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jov) / Take 3
27 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jov) / Take 4
28 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jov) / Take 5
29 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jov) / Take 6
Reel 3
The Movie Versions
01 Paradise, Hawaiian Style / Opening Version
02 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya
03 Scratch My Back
04 Drums Of The Islands
05 A Dog’s Life
06 Datin’
07 A House Of Sand
08 Stop Where You Are
09 This Is My Heaven – Drums Of The Islands – Bula Meleya
The Outtakes
10 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Gov) Take 1
11 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Gov) Take 2-3
12 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Gov) Take 4
13 A Dog’s Life (Eov) Take 7
14 A Dog’s Life (Eov) Take 8 & Take All Take 9
15 Drums Of The Islands (Tag A1v) Reh / Take 1-2
16 Drums Of The Islands (Tag A1v) Take 3
17 Stop Where You Are (D1ov) / Take 2-5
18 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (J1v) / Take 1-2 (Part Cut From Tape)
19 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jo) / Take 1-2
20 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jo) / Take 3
21 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jo) / Take 4-5
22 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya (Jo) / Take 6
(Vocals By Neal Matthews)
23 Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home?
(Vocals By Donna Butterworth)
Rejected Song Written For The Movie By Dolores Fuller
24 Kamehemea
25 Native Chant (From The Movie)
26 Datin (Score)
27 Scratch My Back (Score)
Radio Spot Announcements
28 Version 1
29 Version 2
30 Version 3
31 Version 4
32 Theater Trailer
33 Peter Noone Interviews Elvis On The Movie Set

'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' 2017 Release Tracklisting: SONY have now officially announced the release of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" for the 40th Anniversary celebration - Out Friday, July 28.
Distilled from the fabulous FTD deluxe release 'A Boy From Tupelo' 530 page book / CD combo (see EIN indepth review here) this mainstream release - 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' includes - for the first time ever officially - on 3 CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio - and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously officially unreleased recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
On this "MSM" release the Mae Boren Axton interview with Elvis has been removed (from the original FTD tracklistin) with the new 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' now added as the final track on CD 3. Go here to for the new tracklistings..

The accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.
This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

'All-American Boy' New PD Release: Nothing that isn't available elsewhere, but an interesting compilation from the Elvis One label and with a stunning cover photo.
... 'All-American Boy' represents Elvis Presley from the early years, with recordings from 1953 to 1960, including alternate takes and original masters complete with studio banter. Also included are 3 different versions from the song "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" from 1953, 1956 and 1957.
This album also contains great to hear and rare Elvis tribute songs and recordings from "break-in" records from the fifties and sixties. Plus an answer song ("Yes, "I'm Lonesome Tonight") to "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" from 1960. A nice collection from and about The All-American Boy... Including a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information, with the history of "break-in" records...
1. All Shook Up (including count-in), 2. Don’t (including count-in), 3. My Wish Came True (including count-in), 4. Don’t Leave Me Now (02/1957, including count-in), 5. Treat Me Nice (including count-in), 6. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1957), 7. Old Shep (alternate take 5), 8. Blue Suede Shoes (1960, including count-in), 9. Rip It Up (alternate take 18 + master),
10. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1956 - Informal recording), 11. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 12. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1953 - demo recording), All About The All-American Boy: 13. All About Elvis (An Interview With P.Q. Rock ‘N’ Roll - Milt Oshins) Part 1 (1956) 14. All About Elvis Part 2,  15. This Was Your Life, Elvis Presley Sid Lawrence - Part 1 & 2 (1957), 16. Dear Elvis - With love from Audrey (1956), 17. My Boy Elvis (by Janis Martin, 1956), 18. Hey, Mr. Presley (by Pete Debree, 1958), 19. The Elvis Blues (by Otto Bash, 1956), 20. Yes, I’m Lonesome Tonight (by Dodie Stevens, 1960), 21. Dear 5 3 3 1 0 7 6 1 (by The Threeteens, 1958), 22. The All-American Boy (by Bobby Bare, 1959).
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 8 June 2017
'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘74' FTD Review: A double set featuring both Dinner and Midnight shows from August  20, 1974 from Elvis' legendary 1974 Summer Season at the Las Vegas Hilton. 
For Elvis 1974 was an emotionally turbulent year. This was his sixth season singing to the Las Vegas casino audiences, still doing two shows a night, and he was really feeling the loss of Priscilla. Yet this inner turmoil helped produce the most fascinating Las Vegas season of his career. He gave some of his longest performances and with a varied set-list including great new songs It’s Midnight, Promised Land, If You Talk In Your Sleep and Help Me.
One of the fascinations of this new double-pack is that it presents Elvis' second and third concerts by which time Elvis was back once again to the old regular set-list routine. Whatever the reason for Elvis' backwards step, fans can consider whether these concerts capture Elvis' happiness at being back pleasing his audience with the regular set-list.
Go here as super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new release.
(FTD Reviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters' VINYL: On July 28th Sony Legacy Recordings will also release a single disc 12" vinyl package that chronicles the rise of Elvis Presley before he became The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black during his first incredible year as a professional recording artist (July 1954-July 1955), this collection includes Elvis' complete single A and B-sides for Sun Records, plus additional songs recorded at Sun Studio and released on his landmark self-titled debut album in 1956.
Side 1, That’s All Right, 2. Blue Moon of Kentucky, 3. Good Rockin' Tonight, 4. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine, 5. Milkcow Blues Boogie, 6. You’re a Heartbreaker, 7. Baby Let's Play House, 8. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone, 9. I Forgot to Remember to Forget.
Side 2, 1. Mystery Train, 2. I Love You Because (RCA LP version), 3. Blue Moon, 4. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’), 5. Just Because, 6. Tryin’ to Get To You, 7. Tomorrow Night, 8. Harbor Lights
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)


'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' New 40th Anniv SONY Release: As EIN reported last Sunday, SONY have now officially announced the release of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" for the 40th Anniversary celebration in one comprehensive package. Out Friday, July 28.
Distilled from the fabulous FTD deluxe release 'A Boy From Tupelo' 530 page book / CD combo (see EIN indepth review here) this mainstream release - 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' includes - for the first time ever officially - on 3 CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio - and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously officially unreleased recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
The accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative.

Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.
This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

Essential to the understanding and appreciation of Elvis and his explosive impact on pop music and culture, this presents - in the best possible sound- every known Presley recording from his early career, when the world's first atomic singer fused blues, pop and hillbilly country swing to create an electrifying new music that changed the world.
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

'Hot Summer in 1973' Import CD: Out soon from the "SR" label is 'Hot Summer in 1973' featuring the audience recorded unreleased show from Las Vegas August 19, 1973 DS.
This recording is a first generation of original audience recorded tape. The afternoon show is previously unreleased show.
August 1973, Elvis Is back for his last summer season..The 1973 was begun in the better way, with the Aloha special at least commercial talking… But the things turned immediately toward the wrong direction..the man had too weight to bear in his human shoulders... But as always for Elvis the music keeps his mind alive and overall active..so the best moments of our man is when He is on the stage..The August 1973 is no exception..
The August 19 present Elvis in positive mood , the show is solid and well performed...Elvis deliveries some killer version of My Boy and You Gave Me a Mountain, keeping steady part of the show the two classic Suspicious Minds and An American Trilogy and delighting the audience with the with the two early rocker Mystery Train/Tiger Man & Trouble.
Talking about the show , the show is solid and well performed no too long in accord with the classic Las Vegas show, we have 46 minutes only, but Elvis worked hard performing 19 songs, classic representation of his best repertoire of Vegas.. Talking of highlight of the show, we can say is hard however is undeniable that Elvis’ soul lives now in the power ballad like You Gave a Mountain or My Boy, surely they are the best moment of the show…...
This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and trying to achieve best possible results.
This new CD will come with the classic deluxe Digipack four panels (12x12 cm), containing a collection of live photographs from the actual Season . Limited edition 400 copies.
EIN says buyers beware - check audio samples first.
LAS VEGAS August 19, 1973 DS Previously Unreleased
01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman/Amen 04.Love Me 05.You Gave Me A Mountain 06.Trouble 07.Blue Suede Shoes 08.Rock Medley 09.Love Me Tender 10.Fever 11.What Now My Love 12.Suspicious Minds 13.Band Introductions 14.I Can’t Stop Loving You 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Band Introductions 17.My Boy 18.Release Me 19.An American Trilogy 20.Mystery Train/Tiger Man 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

Saturday 27 May 2017
'On Fire In Florida' New Import: Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new 2CD audience recording dedicated to Elvis' February ’77 tour. The Hollywood, February 12th, 1977 show was first released in 1994, 23 years have passed since then and now is the right time for a proper re-release. Straight Arrow went back to the original cassette and restored it from scratch. The West Palm Beach, February 13th, 1977 show was previously released from an incomplete soundboard source.
Our COMPLETE recording has been taken directly from a previously unreleased original audience-recorded mastertape. Both shows were recorded by the same person.
In spite of Elvis’ unhealthy look especially at the beginning of tour, his concerts were solid and playlists were variable, incl. some rarely performed songs, actually, it was best tour of 1977.
As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes photos taken in Hollywood and West Palm Beach and newspaper reviews of both concerts.
As usual - it’s new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!
EIN is somewhat surprised that an Elvis 1977 concert can be described as "On fire", surely that would be 1955 in Florida!
Tracklist:
CD1 - 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. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. My Boy (on line) / My Way - 12. Little Sister / Return to Sender (one line) - 13. Help Me - 14. Polk Salad Annie - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Wooden Heart (one line) / Unchained Melody - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 - 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Little Sister - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. My Way - 10. All Shook Up - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So - 13. Fever - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Blueberry Hill - 22. Love Letters (with break) - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog (with funny false start) - 26. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 27. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 28. Jailhouse Rock - 29. Can't Help Falling In Love - 30. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

'Elvis In Concert – No Comments' CD: “If You Haven’t guessed by now... it’s been 40 years!” CMT is back with an outstanding release! It’s been 40 years since RCA released “Elvis in Concert” , still a favorite after all these years, not only for historic reasons, cause although not in good health Elvis voice was still incredible! The producers have done a new approach on these recordings, and decided to make a more enjoyable version by cutting out all the fans comments, and edit the performances to one live concert, using 24Bit 96KHZ audio for the best possible sound. Most edits sound better then the original ones ... Including all songs from the original double album, plus five rare MULTI track bonus recordings, including a rocking “Mystery Train/Tiger Man” bringing the total to 33 tracks! (EIN notes, Can this 1977 concert really be called "Outstanding"?!)
Presented in six panel digipack, with artwork matching the original release, including beautiful rare pictures. There still are lots and lots of new releases.... some should be avoided. CMT always has something special, so you are really buying new material, not available elsewhere! “So just enjoy yourself, and leave the driving to us!” LIMITED to 500 copies this release will be sold out soon!
Tracklist: Also Sprach Zarathustra, See See Rider, That´s All Right, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel, You Gave Me A Mountain, Jailhouse Rock, How Great Thou Art, I Really Don´t Want To Know, Elvis introduces his Father, Hurt, Hound Dog, My Way, Can´t Help Falling in Love, Closing Riff, I Got A Woman/Amen, Elvis Talks, Love Me, If You Love Me, O Sole Mio/It´s Now Or Never, Trying to Get to You, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Fairytale, Little Sister, Early Morning Rain, What´d I Say, Johnny B Goode, And I Love You So,
MULTI TRACK BONUS: Blue Suede Shoes, Mystery Train/Tiger Man, Little Darlin’, Help Me, Unchained Melody.

Monday 22 May 2017
'Elvis: Hilton Showroom vol. 7' New Import: The AudiRec label proudly presents 'Elvis: Hilton Showroom vol. 7'' out end of May. Volume 7 of their AudiRec “Las Vegas Series” which concentrates on Elvis´ concerts in Sin City, features the Dinner Show from February 17, 1972 and it is the first time that this audience recording is available on a “real” cd. Since there aren´t too many “listenable” recordings from this Las Vegas season made by fans who were there in the audience, bringing their own, non-professional recording equipment, it is more than likely good to have another one that is pretty good in sound!
In his 6th Hilton appearance Elvis received quite some rave reviews, especially in comparison to some critics and fans comments which did not sound too enthusiastic when talking about the “King´s” August 71 engagement in Las Vegas. Elvis did a total of 57 shows, starting on January 26 and ending on February 23. RCA was there to do some live recording and because of that Elvis changed his setlist significantly to the benefit of some “big” and “dramatic” ballads.
“Variety” told his readers on February 9, 1972 about Elvis in Vegas: “This time out is the best one yet for Presley. His format is taut, he pays attention to his songs and audience, the karate exercises are quite vigorous and his ringside kissing technique is like a dozen midway attractions rolled into one. He has almost ceased the pelvic sex symbolism, retaining a wee bit of the guitar’s phallic thrust near the top of his vocalistics … Wearing a white cape, orange scarf and white jumpsuit studded with brass buttons and open nearly to his mid-section, he comes on ready and belting strong. Par for his course is about 20 tunes, big, bigger, biggest, either in his own or the general pop catalog. If he keeps up his opening pace there will be no need for repeat of grumbles, heard at the close of his August 1971 month, that Presley was sliding by, generally goofing off and otherwise acting bored with the whole thing.”
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only!

Tracklist: Dinner Show - February 17, 1972
01. Opening Riff / C. C. Rider 02. Proud Mary 03. Never Been To Spain 04. You Gave Me A Mountain 05. Until It's Time For You To Go 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Love Me 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 10. Hound Dog 11. A Big Hunk O'Love 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water 13. Suspicious Minds 14. Band Introductions 15. Introduction of Johnny Tillotson 16. An American Trilogy 17. Can't Help Falling In Love 18. Closing Vamp

Friday 12 May 2017
'ELVIS In Atlanta' New FTD:  'ELVIS In Atlanta'  contains two legendary 1975 shows from the Omni Coliseum on April 30th and May 1, 1975 retrospectively.
This soundboard release is a 5" 2-CD digipack.
The digipak features great photos taken by Keith Alverson.
The CDs are mastered by Jan Eliasson
EIN notes that three Atlanta tracks were released by FTD on one of our favourite's "Southern Nights". Hopefully the thin-ish sound on that released has been improved by Jan Eliasson.
EIN's friend Ciscoking comments, "Elvis and Atlanta always was something very special.... Elvis loved Atlanta... Atlanta loved Elvis... he once called it "my second home".. and he always delivered great shows there. The Southern crowd went nuts as soon as he moved his little finger and our man got standing ovations for 'How Great Thou Art' or 'American Trilogy'. Being there must have been a fantastic experience - the King at his best. This will be a most welcome addition for FTD collectors."
The opening numbers of '2001 Theme', 'See See Rider' and 'I Got A Woman / Amen' were not recorded at either shows.
Ex  soundboard recordings, FTD notes there are several flaws on the original source tapes.
Go here to 'Elvis FTD/ SONY News 2017' for tracklisting
(News, Source;FTD/FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

'Spliced Takes - Blue Moon' New Import CD: The series continues, by popular demand with a “fifties” album! Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album with lots of excellent surprises. Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this fantastic release, some highlights include:
THAT’S ALL RIGHT: Spliced from 2 outtakes, with added echo to re-create the master version.
SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL: Includes ALL verses done by our man, 3 different solos, piano, guitar and drums will blow you away!
LET ME; The “master” of this song was also a splice created from take 3 and 4… here they used the same takes, only the opposite parts, so this is the first COMPLETE new outtake of this movie song.
MONEY HONEY: Only a shore part of take 10 was found, used here to make a nice new track, spliced with the master takes.

BABY, I DON’T CARE: Great version, with spliced takes, and new mix to make it and outstanding new outtake.
BLUEBERRY HILL: FIVE takes used here to make a very fresh new version.
Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know.. “the end is near” almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a “New” album!
The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” with beautiful artwork, limited to 500 copies! This will be sold out soon!
Tracklist: That's All Right - Spliced take 2,3 My Baby's Gone Spliced take 6,7,6 Ill Never Let You Go - Spliced take Jailhouse Rock - Spliced take 7,8,7,6/Pick up take 2 Shake, Ratlle and Roll - Alternate Master (long version) When It Rains It Really Pours - Spliced take 8,5 I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Spliced take 2,3,1 Money Honey - Spliced take 10,5,6 Paralyzed - Spliced take 12,5 * I'm Counting On You - Spliced take 13,UN,14,13 I Want To Be Free - Spliced take 8,9 Doncha Think It's Time - Spliced take 39,47,40 Playing for Keeps - Spliced take 7 ,18 * Poor Boy - Spliced take 1,3 Lonesome Cowboy - Spliced take 25,20 * Treat Me Nice (1st movie vs) - Spliced take 12,13 I Was the One - Alternate Master Don't Leave Me Now (Record vs) - Spliced take 17,15,18,8 I Love You Because - Spliced take 4,5 Blueberry Hill - Spliced take 6,5,4,7,8 Baby, I Don't Care - Spliced take 4,1 Lover Doll - Spliced EP/LP/EP Version Let Me - Spliced take 3,4,3 (reversed master) Too Much - Spliced take 12/insert take 2 * I Beg of You - Alternate Master Rip It Up - Spliced take 18,17,17 Young and Beautiful (record vs) - Spliced take 1,3 As Long As I Have You (movie vs) - Spliced take 6,7 Harbor Lights - Spliced take 6,7 Blue Moon Spliced take 7,8

Saturday 6 May 2017

'Elvis Studio Sessions '56' MRS Box set: Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 3CD / book ‘ELVIS STUDIO SESSIONS ‘56’ on June 16th.
The set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s first recordings made for the RCA label in 1956. The 172-page book focuses on each of Elvis’ studio recording sessions during his first year of national stardom - from the first one in January, held in Nashville, then later in New York, before finishing his final session of the year in Hollywood in September. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and pieces of documentation.
The 3CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis Presley from 1956, along with bonus interviews. All 90 tracks have been remastered and restored to their original sound quality. Also for the first time on CD is the complete ‘The Truth About Me’ from an original US 45rpm flexi-disc. Although this has been claimed complete by FTD and other past official releases, they all had a missing sentence that was on the original disc. Included also are all the out-takes from this interview.

It is available for pre-order on Amazon UK here > Elvis Studio Sessions 56 - The Complete Recordings (3CD + 172 Page Book) - £32.22 & free delivery in the UK.

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

CD1
THE 1956 RCA STUDIO MASTERS
I Got a Woman
Heartbreak Hotel
Money Honey
I'm Counting on You
I Was the One
Blue Suede Shoes
My Baby Left Me
One-Sided Love Affair
So Glad Your Mine
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Cry
Tutti Frutti
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Shake, Rattle & Rol
Don Davis Interview March 1956
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Anyway You Want Me
Playing For Keeps
Love Me
How Do You Think I Feel
How's The World Treating You
Paralyzed
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Long Tall Sally
Old Shep
Too Much
Anyplace Is Paradise
Ready Teddy
First in Line
Rip It Up
The Truth About Me (ORIGINAL US 45RPM INTERVIEW FLEXIDISK)

CD2
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK MASTER RECORDINGS
1) Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 02:41
2) Let Me (Matson/Presley) 02:07
3) Poor Boy (Matson/Presley) 02:12
4) We're Gonna Move (Matson/Presley 02:28
5) Love Me Tender (End Title Movie Version) (Matson/Presley) 01:07
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OUTTAKES (STEREO)
6) We're Gonna Move (Take 4) (Matson/Presley) 02:49
7) We're Gonna Move (Take 9) (Matson/Presley) 02:47
STUDIO OUTTAKES & SESSIONS
8) I Got a Woman (Unknown Take)
9) I Got a Woman (Incomplete Unknown Take)
10) Heartbreak Hotel (Incomplete Take 4)
11) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5)
12) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6)
13) Money Honey (Incomplete Take 10)
14) I'm Counting on You (FS Take 1a & 1b)
15) I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2 CD2
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK MASTER RECORDINGS
1) Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 02:41
2) Let Me (Matson/Presley) 02:07
3) Poor Boy (Matson/Presley) 02:12
4) We're Gonna Move (Matson/Presley 02:28
5) Love Me Tender (End Title Movie Version) (Matson/Presley) 01:07
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OUTTAKES (STEREO)
6) We're Gonna Move (Take 4) (Matson/Presley) 02:49
7) We're Gonna Move (Take 9) (Matson/Presley) 02:47

STUDIO OUTTAKES & SESSIONS
8) I Got a Woman (Unknown Take)
9) I Got a Woman (Incomplete Unknown Take)
10) Heartbreak Hotel (Incomplete Take 4)
11) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5)
12) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6)
13) Money Honey (Incomplete Take 10)
14) I'm Counting on You (FS Take 1a & 1b)
15) I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2 Dry Version)
16) I'm Counting on You (Unknown Incomplete Take)
17) I'm Counting on You (Take 13)
18) I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 14)
19) I Was the One (Takes 1 & 2)
20) I Was the One (Take 3)
21) I Was the One (Take 7)
22) I Was the One (Incomplete Unknown Take)
23) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 1)
24) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 3)
25) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 4)
26) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 5)
27) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 6)
28) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Incomplete Take 7)
29) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Incomplete Take 8 & Take 9)
30) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 10)
31) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (FS Take 11 & Take 12)
BONUS TRACKS:
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK MASTER RECORDINGS (STEREO VERSIONS)
32) Love Me Tender
33) Let Me
34) Poor Boy
35) We're Gonna Move

CD3
STUDIO OUTTAKES & SESSIONS (CONTINUED)
1) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 1, Take 2, FS Take 3)
2) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 5, FS Take 6, Take 7)
3) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 8)
4) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 9, FS Take 10, FS Take 11)
5) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12)
6) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12 Unedited Un-dubbed Master)
7) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12 Edit Un-dubbed Master)
8) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 3)
9) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 4)
10) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 13)
11) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Incomplete Take 14)
12) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 15)
13) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 16)
14) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 17)
15) Old Shep (Take 5)
16) Rip It Up (FS on Takes 10, 11, 12, 13, Take 14)
17) Rip It Up (Take 15)
18) Rip It Up (Take 16)
19) Rip It Up (Take 17)
20) Rip It Up (LFS Take 18)
THE TRUTH ABOUT ME (INTERVIEW OUTAKES)
21) The Truth About Me (Take 3)
22) The Truth About Me (Take 2)
23) The Truth About Me (Take 1)


Sunday 23 April 2017

'Elvis On Television 1956-1960' MRS Special Double Vinyl OUT NOW & Preview: Saturday April 22nd was Record Store Day and this year's Elvis vinyl treat is out. 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings' is a 2LP 180 gram with 24-page gatefold photo album. EIN has a great look at the beautiful packaging. You can buy this beauty through your local Record Stores - or as under RSD rules any leftover copies can be purchased from next week through local Elvis dealers.
This Limited Edition 180 gram double-album set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presleys television appearances from 1956 – 1960.
All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology.
The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs & listings of Elvis TV appearances. EIN thanks our UK buddy Tony S for the photos.

GO HERE to check out this beautiful double gatefold vinyl release of Elvis' early TV performances.
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 18 April 2017

'Elvis Presley / Elvis' New Budget CD: From SONY music a double CD combining Elvis' key early recordings.
Both CDs are based on his first two albums but expanded with relevant tracks to 24 tracks on each CD.
Only £8.45 from  Amazon UK.
Out on May 26, 2017.


Click here to Amazon UK for full track info and to pre-order

 

 

 


(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)


'Lost In The Mail' New Import CD: The Ragdoll label has announced their second release, another unreleased audience recording of the Elvis show from Carbondale, Ill, October 27th, 1976 8:30 PM. This audience recording has been out before on bootleg CDR.
It comes with a 8 page booklet with rare photos from the show.
FTD put out Elvis' October 17, 1976 show on A Minnesota Moment'.
Tracklist is fairly standard 1976.
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. C C Rider 3. I Got A Woman / Amen 4. Love Me 5. Fairytale 6. You Gave Me A Mountain 7. Jailhouse Rock 8. Help Me 9. All Shook Up (incomplete) 10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 11. And I Love You So 12. Fever  13. America (The Beautiful) 14. Polk Salad Annie 15. Band Introductions 16. Early Mornin' Rain  17. What'd I Say 18. Johnny B. Goode 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff)  21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)  23. Love Letters 24. School Day (incomplete) 25. Hurt (with reprise)  26. Hound Dog - missing on tape: Danny Boy (by Sherrill Nielsen): Walk With Me (by Sherrill Nielsen) : My Heavenly Father (by Kathy Westmoreland) 27. Heartbreak Hotel (part) / Blue Christmas 28. That's All Right 29. Can't Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Two New FTDs OUT NOW: FTD new releases planned for April 2017 are at your local dealers now.
- 'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘74': A double set featuring two concerts from Elvis' legendary August 1974 Summer Season at the Las Vegas Hilton comes as a 5” 2-CD digipack
The release features both Dinner and Midnight shows from August  20, 1974. (Although previously released audience recordings from these supposed shows do not match FTD's set-lists) 
For Elvis 1974 was an emotionally turbulent year. This was his sixth season singing to the Las Vegas casino audiences, still doing two shows a night, and he was really feeling the loss of Priscilla. The dinner shows were beginning to bore him (people rattling cutlery) and who could blame him? Yet this inner turmoil helped produce the most fascinating Las Vegas season of his career. He gave some of his longest performances and with a varied set-list including great new songs It’s Midnight, Promised Land, If You Talk In Your Sleep and Help Me.
It has been mastered by Jan Eliasson.
Go here to 'FTD / SONY News 2017' for tracklistings

- 'Elvis: His Songs of Praise Vol.2': Trevor Simpson's first book about Elvis' sacred, spiritual and gospel songs came out last september and now the long-anticipated sequel is in the shops. The second volume titled "Elvis: His Songs of Praise Vol.2" features 350 pages about the final half of the chosen Elvis sacred songs - 100 in all.
It promises over 350 pages with lavishly illustrated high-quality images, many unseen photographs and graphics. Every song has been thoroughly researched in a similar manner to Trevor Simpson’s previous trilogy "Elvis: The Best of British”.
In early interviews, Elvis divulged that spiritual music was his first love and he publicly continued to reaffirm. Despite being acclaimed as the ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, he was only presented with three Grammy awards and they were for his spiritual music and the stories of these iconic songs are much, much more contained within this book.
Go here to 'FTD / SONY News 2017' for tracklistings

Click here to the 6 minute YouTube Promo video
More info soon. - Click here to EIN's interview with author Trevor Simpson about this Gospel project.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 30 March 2017

'Elvis On Television 1956-1960' MRS Special Double Vinyl: Memphis Recording Service will release an exclusive limited edition Record Store Day release for 2017. Under RSD rules any leftover copies (the week after April 22nd) can then be purchased through local Elvis dealers.
'Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings', 2LP 180 gram with 24-page gatefold photo album. MRS Record Store Day 2017 release.
This Limited Edition 180 gram double-album set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presleys television appearances from 1956 – 1960.
All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology.
The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs with listings of Elvis TV appearance dates.

Go here to EIN's review of the 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960' book/CD release.

(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

SIDE A – 23:27
THE DORSEY BROTHERS – STAGE SHOW (CBS) - CBS STUDIO - New York, NY  28th Jan 1956
    Shake Rattle & Roll/Flip Flop & Fly
    I Got A Woman
4th Feb 1956    
    Baby Let's Play House
    Tutti Frutti
11th Feb 1956   
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Heartbreak Hotel (with Stage Show Orchestra
18th Feb 1956
   Tutti Frutti
    I Was The One
17th March 1956 
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Heartbreak Hotel

SIDE B – 21:26
THE DORSEY BROTHERS – STAGE SHOW (CBS) - CBS STUDIO - New York, New York 24th March 1956
    Money Honey
    Heartbreak Hotel
THE MILTON BERLE SHOW (NBC) - USS HANCOCK -  San Diego, California 3rd April 1956
    Heartbreak Hotel
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Blue Suede Shoes (reprise)
THE MILTON BERLE SHOW (NBC) - NBC STUDIO – Hollywood, California 5th June 1956
   Hound Dog
   I Want You I Need You I Love You
THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (NBC) - Hudson Theater, New York, New York 1st July 1956
   I Want You I Need You I Love You
   Hound Dog
   Yippee Yi Yo Yippee Yi Yay

SIDE C - 19:40
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (CBS) - CBS Studio, Los Angeles, California 9th September 1956
    Don't Be Cruel
    Love Me Tender
    Ready Teddy
    Hound Dog
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (CBS) - Maxine Elliot Theater, New York, New York 28th October 1956
    Don't Be Cruel
    Love Me Tender
    Love Me
    Hound Dog

SIDE D – 23:23
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (CBS) - Maxine Elliot Theater, New York, New York 6th January 1957
    Hound Dog
    Love Me Tender
    Heartbreak Hotel
    Don't Be Cruel
    Too Much
    When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
   (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley
THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW (ABC) -  Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami, Florida 26th March 1960 (Video Taped) / 12th May 1960 (Air Date)
   It's Nice to Go Trave’lin - with Frank & Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop & Sammy Davis Jnr
   Fame & Fortune
   Stuck On You
   Medley - Witchcraft/Love Me Tender – (with Frank Sinatra)
    Love Me Tender Reprise – (with Frank Sinatra)


'A Brand New Cadillac, Honey!' New Import: Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' April ’76 tour. It was short but very good tour, with Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt replacing Shane Kiester on piano and Larrie Londin on drums.
The Long Beach, April 25th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased. The Seattle, April 26th, 1976 show was first released by Millbranch Music in 2010 from a rather bad, flat sounding tape source.
Straight Arrow was fortunate enough to obtain recently recovered 1st generation copies of the original audience-recorded cassettes, which were not in circulation previously. Both shows were recorded by the same person. These enjoyable concerts were never before available in good sound quality… until now! Ask your dealer for sound samples.
As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak that includes photos taken in Long Beach (2:30 pm) and Seattle and newspaper reviews of both concerts. Again - it’s new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!
Tracklist:
CD1 - Long Beach, April 25th, 1976
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. America (The Beautiful) - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Intros of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. What'd I Say - 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 15. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 16. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 17. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 18. School Day - 19. Hurt - 20. And I Love You So - 21. Burning Love - 22. How Great Thou Art - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away - 25. It's Now Or Never - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp.
CD2- Seattle, April 26th, 1976
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. My Way - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Monologue about New Year's Eve show in Pontiac / Auld Lang Syne (one line) - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. What'd I Say - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 18. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 19. School Day - 20. America (The Beautiful) - 21. And I Love You So - 22. Hound Dog (with break) - 23. Hurt - 24. Help Me - 25. How Great Thou Art - 26. Blue Suede Shoes - 27. Funny How Time Slips Away - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp.

'Got Me Workin' Boss Man - 40 Years After Vol. 1' New Import: Yet another Straight Arrow release, this time dedicated to Elvis' May ’77 tour. The Macon, June 1st, 1977 show is previously unreleased. This recording was taken directly from a recently found 1st generation copy of an audience-recorded mastertape. This historic concert was never before available in decent sound quality… until now! Ask your dealer for sound samples. Compared with an average show in Baton Rouge, May 31st, Macon concert is surprisingly good. 'Fairytale', 'My Way' and 'And I Love You So' are performed really well but one highlight stands out, rocking performance of 'Big Boss Man' at the end of show. As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 3-panel digipak that includes photos taken in Macon and a newspaper review. If you liked our other May 1977 release “Too Late For Goodbyes” (SA/SP 2016-42-02), we'll bet that you will also love this one.
Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. My Way - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So (with break) - 13. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 23. School Day - 24. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Big Boss Man - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love -28. Closing Vamp.

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Two New FTDs for April: FTD have announced two new releases for April 2017.
- 'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘74': A double set featuring two concerts from Elvis' legendary August 1974 Summer Season at the Las Vegas Hilton comes as a 5” 2-CD digipack
The release features both Dinner and Midnight shows from August  20, 1974. (Although previously released audience recordings from these supposed shows do not match FTD's set-lists) 
For Elvis 1974 was an emotionally turbulent year. This was his sixth season singing to the Las Vegas casino audiences, still doing two shows a night, and he was really feeling the loss of Priscilla. The dinner shows were beginning to bore him (people rattling cutlery) and who could blame him? Yet this inner turmoil helped produce the most fascinating Las Vegas season of his career. He gave some of his longest performances and with a varied set-list including great new songs It’s Midnight, Promised Land, If You Talk In Your Sleep and Help Me.
It has been mastered by Jan Eliasson.
Go here to 'FTD / SONY News 2017' for tracklistings

- 'Elvis: His Songs of Praise Vol.2': Trevor Simpson's first book about Elvis' sacred, spiritual and gospel songs came out last september and now the long-anticipated sequel will be published next month. The second volume titled "Elvis: His Songs of Praise Vol.2" will feature 350 pages about the final half of the chosen Elvis sacred songs - 100 in all.
It promises over 350 pages with lavishly illustrated high-quality images, many unseen photographs and graphics. Every song has been thoroughly researched in a similar manner to Trevor Simpson’s previous trilogy "Elvis: The Best of British”.
In early interviews, Elvis divulged that spiritual music was his first love and he publicly continued to reaffirm. Despite being acclaimed as the ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, he was only presented with three Grammy awards and they were for his spiritual music and the stories of these iconic songs are much, much more contained within this book.
Go here to 'FTD / SONY News 2017' for tracklistings

Click here to the 6 minute YouTube Promo video
More info soon. - Click here to EIN's interview with author Trevor Simpson about this Gospel project.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Platinum: A Life In Music' Re-Release: Sony UK is re-releasing the classic 4-Cd set 'Platinum: A Life In Music' on March 24, 2017 - in a small-book format twenty after its first release in 1997.
The set chronicles the outstanding career of Elvis Presley (1954 to 1977) from a unique perspective and it includes 100 performances, 77 of which were previously unreleased in 1997. This historic overview traces his development as an artist and emphasizes how Elvis' music always returned to its unshakable core values. This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously unreleased alternate takes of Elvis Presley's hits.
There is no info on whether this 20th anniversary release includes audio upgrades of all the "77 were previously unreleased takes" which have since been remastered.
The publicity notes, "You probably think you've heard all there is to hear from The King, what with countless Elvis retrospectives, anthologies, and reissues flooding the market. While PLATINUM is far from the first Elvis boxset, it's unique in that it's composed largely of previously unreleased material. Four discs cover every phase of Presley's career, from young Memphis hip-shaker to the Las Vegas era, adding a fresh perspective to each period.
It's both an education and a kick to hear alternate versions of songs as ingrained in the public consciousness as 'That's All Right', and others from Elvis' legendary Sun sessions."
This title will be released on March 24, 2017.
Only £18.53 & FREE UK Delivery on Amazon UK orders (see below)
(News, Source;Sony/Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

Official Elvis CD Box-sets at bargain prices through Amazon UK

'Rock And Beauty' New Import:Out soon 'Rock And Beauty , Live In Las Vegas Straight From The Tape Vol.1.' will focus on Elvis’ August 1971. Both the shows from August 19, 1971 are previously unreleased taken directly from a audience recording first generation tape. This will be the first of three volumes that SR will publish inside the year with focus on August 1971. The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt in the Las Vegas August 1971 season Elvis still rocks and still beautiful, delivering maybe shorter shows but still solid. Note - MS show now NOT BEING RELEASED.
Here are presented two unreleased shows from the second week of the season. Both the show are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical. The shows are fantastic and the track listing is solid, all the songs are very well performed. Talking of best song is very hard, however you have Proud Mary and Johnny B. Good performed at the top of Elvis’ possibilities, but in the same moment the same happens with classic ballad Love Me Tender here still performed in both the shows or the pop new single I’m Leaving …. This the magic of Elvis in the 1971, a man with his own style all styles at the top of his possibilities.
This new SR special Product will be the first of three volumes housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 12 pages of booklet with focus and details on the season including a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x50 cm size and a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size.. Limited to 400 copies.
EIN says "buyer beware" and check before purchasing  as we have received complaints in the past.
Due to technical problems, the unreleased concert of August 24 ds will replace the scheduled August 19, 1971 MS in the upcoming new SR Special Product. Thanks for your patience and support.. SR Staff.
Unreleased show august 19, 1971 DS Time 50 min
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. Proud Mary 04.I Got A Woman / Amen 05. Love Me Tender 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Dialogue 09. Johnny B Goode 10. It’s Impossible 11. Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes/ Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 15. Dialogue 16. Hound Dog 17. Suspicious Minds 18. Band Introductions 19. I’m Leavin’ 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 21. Dialogue 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23.Closing Vamp
NOT BEING RELEASED _ Unreleased show august 19, 1971 MS Time 45.00 min
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. Proud Mary 04. Love Me Tender 05. Sweet Caroline 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Dialogue 08. Johnny B Goode 09. It’s Impossible 10. Love Me 11. Blue Suede Shoes/ Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On 12. Heartbreak Hotel 13. Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 14. Dialogue 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Band Introductions 18. I’m Leavin’ 19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love 21. Closing Vamp

Thursday 2 March 2017

‘ELVIS: The Complete Works 1953 – 1955’ Review: MRS newest release, a 2CD/100page book compilation ‘MRS: The Complete Works 1953 – 1955’. The 100-page book chronicles Elvis’ short recording career there, from its humble beginnings (his personal acetate recordings from 1953) through to the final Sun sessions in 1955. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare photographs and unseen pieces of documentation.

The 2CDs contain the complete archival studio recordings from 1953-1955, Elvis’ personal acetates, the Sun masters, along with rare session outtakes. The tracks have been painstakingly remastered and restored. The set includes for the first time ‘That’s All Right’ taken from the ‘Mother’ master of the original Sun 45rpm.

But how does it differ from previous volumes about the same topic and is the audio any better?
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new volume from MRS to find what is on offer.

(Book Review: Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Thursday 23 February 2017
'Wild In Wichita!' New import: Out soon from the E.P. Collector label is "Wild In Wichita!" (EPC 2017-10), Audience Recording from Wichita, Kansas, on December 27th, 1976.
This is a previously unreleased show, taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. This show was recorded by an American woman and her recording was never in circulation. Until now, the Wichita show was never available in an acceptable sound. The EPE label looked for a better tape and succeeded! Although still not great quality, it is a very listenable recording of this wonderful December '76 tour-opening show!
To prevent possible speculations: many years ago, the official FTD label reportedly planned a possible soundboard release of the Wichita '76 show. Unfortunately, this info was based on a mislabeled tape in the FTD vaults. There are no indications that a soundboard recording of this show exists.
Just as all other December '76 tour shows, this concert is excellent! Elvis appeared on stage with the same joy and energy as in Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve. Highlights are "Fairytale", "And I Love You So", a full version of "Early Mornin' Rain", an unbeatable performance of "How Great Thou Art", and "Hurt". One unique performance stands out. It was the very first time that Elvis performed "Unchained Melody", accompanying himself on piano. This premier performance is tentative in parts but that's part of the magic. A great Presley moment!
The digipak features a 16-page booklet, filled with a.o. a local newspaper concert review, and special memories by the American fan who taped the show. We are happy that she was willing to share her unique, never before published snapshots, too! All images used are taken in Wichita, KS, December 27, 1976.
Tracklist: Pre-program: 1. The Fifth Of Beethoven (disco version, by Joe Guercio orchestra) - 2. Gone At Last (by The Stamps) - 3. Operator (by The Stamps). Elvis Presley show: 4. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 5. C. C. Rider - 6. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 7. Love Me - 8. Fairytale - 9. You Gave Me A Mountain - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. medley: O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 12. All Shook Up - 13. medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. And I Love You So - 15. Fever - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions -  18. Early Mornin' Rain - 19. What'd I Say - 20. Johnny B. Goode - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 25. Love Letters - 26. School Day - 27. Hurt (with reprise) - 28. Hound Dog - 29. How Great Thou Art - 30. Unchained Melody (performed 1st time) - 31. Can't Help Falling In Love - 32. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Sunday 19 February 2017
'Spliced takes - Hollywood Revisited' New Import: CMT is proud to present their latest release, again the STAR team has done all the production on this album with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes.
We're back in Hollywood for some incredible new splices! We start off with a "too fast" version of "Flaming Star", just for fun the "End Title" at the end of the cd also has been done in a "too fast" edit, but it sounds pretty good!
One of THE highlights is probably "Adam and Evil" which has a totally new "jungle beat" opening, no new instruments were used, butt purely rough studio snippets to complete an amazing new take out of 5 takes, with new fade out ending! "G.I. Blues" was re-made out of lots of takes, and sounds very new to your ears! And what to think of the "break up" version of "Yoga is As Yoga Does" , lots of funny segments are included in this complete new track. "Moonlight Swim" has the instrumental break on the end, which also sounds very refreshing! "It Won't Be Long" has a longer "bluesy" intro, and was extended for listening pleasure.
Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know.. “the end is near” almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a “New” album!
The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies! Pre-order your set now, this will be sold out soon!
Tracklist: Flaming Star - Alternate Master (fast) A Cane And A High Starched Collar - Alternate Master * Beyond the Bend - Spliced take 1,2 Shopping Around - Spliced take 6,7,9,10 Adam and Evil - Spliced take 3,5,9,10,16 Amazing new opening jungle version It Wont Be Long - Spliced take 1,2,5 Moonlight Swim - Alternate Master Mama - Alternate Master Frankfort Special (medium tempo)- Spliced take 6,8 Mexico - Spliced take 1,2 * Long Legged Girl - Spliced take 1,2 She's A Machine - Spliced take 4,4,5 G.I. Blues - Spliced take 4,2,3,5 Tonight's All Right for Love - Alternate Master Riding the Rainbow - (Spliced from MX4-07 & M4-09) * Doin the best I Can - Spliced take 5,7,9 Dominic - Spliced take 1,2 A Little Less Conversation - Spliced take 12,15 Frankie and Johnny - Spliced take 3,4,1 Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter - Spliced take 2,5 El Toro - Spliced take 2,1 * Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Spliced take 15,16 Yoga Is As Yoga Does - Spliced take 2,3,1,3,4 Cotton Candy Land - Spliced take 3,4 I'm Not the Marrying Kind - Spliced take 1,3,5,6 Am I Ready - Spliced take 5,6 A House That Has Everything - Spliced take 3,6 Forget Me Never - Spliced take 2,1 * Happy Ending - Spliced take 4,6 Flaming Star (end title) - Spliced take 3,1

'Long Tall Sally' New Import CD: Out soon from the Ampex label is “Long Tall Sally” featuring a great and rare unreleased Audience Recording from January 27th, 1973 dinner show. This is the second show after the Aloha concert and the sound quality is very good for an audience recording. In this show, he starts with Long Tall Sally right after CC Rider. Nice to mention is that the photo from the original RCA album “Raised On Rock” was taking from this show too.
Ask your dealer for a sample.
1. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider 2. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 3. Until It's Time For You To Go  4. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  5. Steamroller Blues  6. You Gave Me A Mountain  7. Fever  8. Love Me  9. Blue Suede Shoes  10. Love Me Tender  11. Johnny B. Goode  12. Hound Dog  13. What Now My Love  14. Suspicious Minds  15. Band Introductions  16. I'll Remember You  17. I Can't Stop Loving You  18. An American Trilogy  19. Burning Love  20. Can't Help Falling In Love  21. Closing Vamp
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 2 February 2017
Two New FTD releases: Just announced the first two new FTD releases for 2017.
 - 'A Date With Elvis' - Classic Album.  'A Date With Elvis' was released in July 1959 and was the second of three compilation albums released by RCA while Elvis was serving in the U.S. Army. The aim of all three albums, apart from keeping Elvis’ name in the public eye, was to collect recordings that had only been out on 45 rpm records in order to take advantage of the fast growing Long Playing album market. This 7” digipack 2-CD set also features stereo masters and ‘fly-on-the-wall’ persona; recordings made during his Army time in Germany.  It also includes the 'Is It So Strange' Binaural session.
DISC 1 Original Album 1 Blue Moon Of Kentucky 2 Young And Beautiful  3 (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 4 Milkcow Blues Boogie 5 Baby Let’s Play House 6 Good Rockin’ Tonight 7 Is It So Strange 8 We’re Gonna Move 9 I Want To Be Free 10 I Forgot To Remember To Forget BONUS SONGS 11 I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 12 Let Me Stereo and Binaural 13 Young And Beautiful 14 (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 15 We’re Gonna Move 16  I Want To Be Free (movie version, Splice of takes 10, 12 & 13)    (binaural master not released as such before)
17 I Want To Be Free (record version,  Splice of takes 11 & final ending take 5)   (binaural master not released before) 18 Is It So Strange (take 1) 19 Is It So Strange (takes 2-9) 20 Is It So Strange (take 10) 21 Is It So Strange (take 11) 22 Is It So Strange (take 12) (original master take)
DISC 2 Private Recordings from Germany 1 I’m Beginning To Forget You 2 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (ending only) 3 Mona Lisa 4 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 5 Guitar Piece 6 Danny Boy (1) 7 Danny Boy – (2) 8 Loving You (incomplete) 9 Talk/I’m Beginning To Forget You – (2) 10 Christmas 11 I’m Beginning To Forget You – (3) 12 I’m Beginning To Forget You – (4) 13 I Asked The Lord  (1 incomplete) 14 I Asked The Lord – (2 incomplete) 15  Apron Strings – (1) 16 Soldier Boy 1:53 17 I Asked The Lord – (3 incomplete) 18 I Asked The Lord – (4) 19 I Asked The Lord – (5) 20 Earth Angel 21 I Will Be True 22 There’s No Tomorrow 23 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (slow  2) 24 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)/   Hound Dog 25 I Asked The Lord – (6) 26 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (fast  2) 27 Apron Strings – (3) 28 The Titles Will Tell 29 Send Me Some Lovin’ 30 The Fool – (1) 31 The Fool – (2 incomplete) 32 The Fool – (3) 33 The Fool – (4) Badly Distorted Audio 34 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (fast  1) 35 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (slow 1) 36 Apron Strings – (2) 37 It’s Been So Long Darling
- “Speedway: The Remixed Soundtrack Masters” Double VINYL release. Following on from the recent “TODAY - the Original Session Mixes”, FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Speedway: The Remixed Soundtrack Masters”. The LP also features the original MONO mixes.
SIDE 1. 1  Let Yourself Go 2  Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby  3  There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song  (Elvis and Nancy Sinatra) 4  Who Are You? (Who Am I?)  5 Speedway  6  He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad  7 Suppose   SIDE 2 1 Five Sleepy Heads 2  Goin’ Home – takes 24, 21  3  Mine – takes 1, 2, 3, 4   4  Western Union – take 1  5  Suppose  (Nashville master)  6  Let Yourself Go  – take 5
SIDE 3 1  Your Groovy Self  (master)  Nancy Sinatra  2  Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby  (movie version)  3  Goin’ Home – takes 16, 23  4  Mine – takes 8, 9  5  Western Union – take 2, 3   6 Let Yourself Go  – take 6   SIDE 4 THE MONO SOUNDTRACK MASTERS  1  Speedway  2  There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song (Elvis and Nancy Sinatra)  3  Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby  4  Who Are You? (Who Am I?)  5  He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad   6  Let Yourself Go  7  Your Groovy Self  Nancy Sinatra 8  Five Sleepy Heads*  9  Suppose*   * Not used in the final print
(News, Source;ElvisShopLondon/FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 30 January 2017
'Sahara Tahoe' New Import: AudiRec proudly presents 'Sahara Tahoe' - probably last “listenable” Lake Tahoe “Summer of 1971” audience recording. Recorded with non-professional equipment by a female fan in the audience - on July 31st, 1971 at the Dinner Show - it is the first time that this concert is available on a “real” cd.
Elvis stint at Lake Tahoe´s “Sahara Tahoe” Hotel in the summer of 1971 isn't well documented. What seems to be pretty clear from our research is that Elvis had a really good time at this first engagement at the (compared to Las Vegas) smaller venue. Rex Martin´s weekly publication for the worldwide Elvis fan base delivered first hand information from fans who were at the shows at the “Sahara Tahoe”. So for instance fans were able to read astounding facts like this in Issue´s number 24 and 25: “Elvis sang Happy Birthday to a 12-year old girl and gave her a 4-LP set! He was giving away those gift sets from the stage now and then….” and “On the closing night there was a line of people the length of the hotel just waiting for news of CANCELLATIONS! The showroom only holds 1200 but they squeezed 2000 in that night. They had 3 lines going in. One for Sahara people (persons staying in the hotel), one for people with reservations for the show, and one for people who didn´t have them.”
It is also interesting to learn from those magazines that beside from the “usual” set-list these additional songs have been heard by fans at at least one of the other shows: Treat Me Nice / Old Shep / Sweet Caroline / It´s Impossible / I Was The One / It´s Over / Hawaiian Wedding Song / My Babe / Help Me Make It Through The Night. Issue number 24 tells us also: “He always opened with That´s All Right Mama but changed the order of most of the rest” and “Elvis wore many white jumpsuits, plus a black and red outfit. Red jacket with black trim, black slacks, red shirt, black Onyx ring” and also “He split his pants once and was so embarrassed!”.
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Check dealer sound samples before buying.
Tracklisting: 31.07.1971 Dinner Show
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. That's All Right 03. Proud Mary 04. Jailhouse Rock 05. Love Me Tender (false start) / Ave Maria (one liner) / Love Me Tender 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Instrumental Intermezzo 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ Blue SuedeShoes/ Rip It Up/Blue Suede Shoes (medley) 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 15. One Night 16. It's Now Or Never 17. Hound Dog 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Introductions 20. I'm Leavin' 21. I Can't Stop Loving You 22. I John 23. The Impossible Dream 24. After-show comments by Virginia (she taped the show)

Wednesday 11 January 2017
'A Vegas Fling With The King' CD Review: Elvis' 1973 February Las Vegas season has a reputation for being a rather lackluster come-down after the truly stunning success of the Aloha shows just two weeks beforehand.
There is no doubt that Elvis should have had a welcome relax and a break after performing such a record breaking world-wide event. Instead, Col Parker shoved him straight back into the old-routine of playing to the all-too-familiar casino-crowd. Elvis had a right to be uninspired.
However recent releases such as Straight Arrow's audience-recorded double-pack of Elvis' concerts from February 12th 1973 capture him in better than expected form...
In fact Elvis was on great form this night riding high from his recent ALOHA concerts. The Dinner Show is very worthy with more bass apparent than the late show and the TCB band is HOT!
Go here as EIN contributor David Tinson checks out this new Straight Arrow release....
(CD Reviews, Source;DavidTinson/ElvisInfoNet)


'The Essential Undubbed Masters 1969-1976' Import box-set: This brand new deluxe 8 CD import set of 146 tracks is out now.
Recording sessions can be time-consuming. The process of recording a song or album is often very interesting.
Small corrections could be made but especially erasing something from the tape was a problem. Later on with the introduction of multi track recording equipment it became much easier to alter the recordings. Channels could be erased or added and levels could be adjusted for each separate channel.
Often a track that ends up on an LP or 45 contains overdubs that were made at a later stage and added to the master take.
Also most of The Elvis masters contain such overdubs.
This set contains the master takes as they were made in the studio, without those overdubs.
It’s as close as it gets to the pure sound of Elvis.
Sit back and enjoy! - Priced at around US$100 if you can find it.
EIN notes that a very large amount of this release has already come out officially on FTD.
EIN has also asked FTD to confirm whether they have any future "Undubbed Masters" releases planned.

Reel 1
01 Long Black Limousine ♠
02 This Is The Story Vr ♣
03 Wearin’ That Loved On Look Vr ♣
04 You’ll Think Of Me Vr ♦
05 I’m Movin’ On ♠
06 A Little Bit Of Green ▲
07 Gentle On My Mind Tr/Vr ♦
08 In The Ghetto Vr ♦
09 Rubberneckin’ ♦
10 Hey Jude ♣
11 My Little Friend V.O ♣
12 Inherit The Wind ♦ *
13 Mama Liked The Roses Vo ♦
14 From A Jack To A King ♠
15 Without Love (There Is Nothing)♦
16 I’ll Be There ♣
17 Suspicious Minds ♦
18 Stranger In My Own Home Town ♣
19 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road ♣
20 And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind ▲

Reel 2
01 Power Of My Love ♣
02 Do You Know Who I Am? ▲
03 Kentucky Rain ♣
04 Only The Strong Survive Vr ♣
05 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ ♦
06 Any Day Now ♠
07 If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) ♣
08 The Fair’s Moving On♠
09 Who Am I? ♦
10 Twenty Days & Twenty Nights ♦
11 I’ve Lost You ♦
12 The Sound Of Your Cry / Edited ♦
13 The Fool ♣
14 Little Cabin Home On The Hill ♦
15 Cindy, Cindy ♣
16 Bridge Over Troubled Water ♠
17 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It ♣
18 How The Web Was Woven ♦
19 It’s Your Baby, You Rock It ♣
20 Stranger In The Crowd ♦

Reel 3
01 I’ll Never Know ♦
02 Mary In The Morning ♦
03 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) ♦
04 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me ♦
05 Just Pretend ♦
06 This Is Our Dance ♦
07 Life ♦
08 Heart Of Rome / Composite ♦
09 When I’m Over You ♣
10 I Really Don’t Want To Know ♦
11 Faded Love ♣
12 Tomorrow Never Comes / Composite ♦
13 The Next Step Is Love ♦
14 Make The World Go Away / Composite ♦
15 Funny How Time Slips Away ♦
16 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water ♣
17 Love Letters ♦
18 There Goes My Everything ♦
19 If I Were You ♦

Reel 4
01 Only Believe ♦
02 Sylvia ♦
03 Patch It Up ♣
04 Where Did They Go, Lord ♦
05 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ♣
06 Rags To Riches Vr ♦
07 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ♦
08 Early Mornin’ Rain / Composite ♦
09 Miracle Of The Rosary ♦
10 Help Me Make It Through The Night / Composite ♦
11 Until It’s Time For You To Go ♦
12 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen ♦
13 It’s Only Love ♦
14 He Is My Everything ♦
15 I, John ♦
16 Separate Ways ♦
17 Where Do I Go From Here ♦
18 Burning Love / Edited ♦
19 Fool ♣
20 Always On My Mind ♦
21 It’s A Matter Of Time ♦
22 Take Good Care Of Her ♦
23 I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby ♦
Reel 5
01 Girl Of Mine ♦
02 Sweet Angeline ♦
03 I Got A Feelin’ In My Body ♦
04 It’s Midnight ♣
05 You Asked Me To ♦
06 If You Talk In Your Sleep ♣
07 Mr. Songman ♦
08 Thinking About You ♣
09 Love Song Of The Year ♦
10 Help Me ♦
11 My Boy ♦
12 Loving Arms ♣
13 Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues ♣
14 Talk About The Good Times ♣
15 Promised Land ♣
16 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming ♣
17 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In)♦
18 If That Isn’t Love ♦
19 Spanish Eyes ♦
20 She Wears My Ring ♦
21 Fairytale ♣
22 Green, Green Grass Of Home ♦
23 I Can Help ♦

Reel 6
01 And I Love You So ♦
02 Susan When She Tried ♣
03 T-R-O-U-B-L-E ♣
04 Woman Without Love ♦
05 Shake A Hand ♣
06 Bringin’ It Back ♦
07 Pieces Of My Life ♦
08 She Thinks I Still Care ♣
09 The Last Farewell / Composite ♦
10 Solitaire ♦
11 Moody Blue ♣
12 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again ♦
13 For The Heart ♦
14 Hurt ♦
15 Never Again ♦
16 Love Coming Down ♦
17 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ♣
18 It’s Easy Or You ♦
19 Way Down ♦
20 Pledging My Love ♣

Reel 7
01 O Come All Ye Faithful ♦
02 The First Noel ♦
03 On A Snowy Christmas Night ♦
04 The Wonderful World Of Christmas♦
05 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You)♦
06 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day ♦
07 If I Get Home On Christmas Day ♦
08 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees ♦
09 Merry Christmas Baby ♣
10 Silver Bells ♦

Reel 8 / Bonus Disc
01 Long Black Limousine / Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master
02 I’m Movin’ On / Vocal Replaced Undubbed Master
03 A Little Bit Of Green / Vocal Replaced Undubbed Master
04 And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind / Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master
05 After Loving You / Unedited Master
06 Do You Know Who I Am? / Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master
07 Any Day Now / Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master
08 For The Good Times / Undubbed Master With Vocal Overdub
09 Love Song Of The Year / Undubbed Master With Backing Vocals
10 Pieces Of My Life / Undubbed Master Different Mix
11 Heart Of Rome / Take 3 & Workpart 1 Used For Composite Master
12 Inherit The Wind / Vocal Overdub Take 1 Used For Composite Master
13 Inherit The Wind / Vocal Overdub Take 2 Used For Composite Master
14 Rags To Riches / Take 3 Used For Composite Master
15 Rags To Riches / Take 4 Used For Composite Master
16 Bitter They Are Harder They Fall / Undubbed Master

Tr Track Replaced
Vo Vocal Overdubbed
Vr Vocal Replaced
♦Undubbed Master
♣Unedited Undubbed Master
♠Unrepaired Undubbed Master
▲Unedited Unrepaired Undubbed Master

Saturday 3 December 2016
'12:00 AM' New Import CD: Making its year-end debut is a brand new and exciting, unreleased AUDIENCE RECORDED Elvis show on the brand new Ragdoll label! For the label's maiden outing, the folks at Ragdoll have chosen the Las Vegas midnight show of August 27, 1974. Simply titled, "12am", the newly re-mastered recording finds Elvis in superb form and in fine spirits. From discussing Karate and his relationship with his fans to delivering powerful and rockin' versions of "It's Midnight", "Mountain", "Trilogy, "Big Boss Man" and "If You Talk In Your Sleep" respectively, Elvis is committed to please. The introduction of Red West is most unique with Elvis rattling off the titles of West's song compositions! Ragdoll's debut is a 2-cd set comprising the show in its entirety. Handsomely packaged to include a 8-page booklet featuring rare photos to compliment the sonic clarity, Ragdoll promises a bright future!
The sound is good for an Audience Recording - Ask your dealer for a sound sample

EIN notes that the Venus bootleg 'Black Angels In Vegas' featured the August 30, 1974 soundboard and there are also plenty from the same 1974 season on official releases.
Tracklisting: CD 1: 1. Voice (Warm Up Performance, prior to Elvis' show) 2. 2001 Theme 3. See See Rider 4. Elvis Talks About Being Unwell 5. I Got A Woman / Amen 6. Love Me 7. If You love Me Let Me Know 8. It's Midnight 9. Big Boss Man 10. Elvis Corrects JD's Singing 11. Fever 12. Love Me Tender 13. All Shook Up 14. Elvis Talks About Kisses Girls and Gifts 15. The Wonder Of You
CD-2
16. Softly As I Leave You 17. Hound Dog 18. You Gave Me A Mountain 19. An American Trilogy 20. Band Introductions 21. If You Talk In Your Sleep 22. Elvis Mentions His 8th Degree Black Belt 23. Why Me Lord 24. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song 26. Let Me Be There 27. Elvis Introduces His Father 28. It's Now Or Never 29. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Tuesday 29 November 2016
'Elvis - Double Date At The Gate' New Import: On November 28 & 29, 1976 Elvis performed two shows at the Cow Palace in the flower-city San Francisco. These shows have been regarded as some of Elvis' finest performances during this busy bicentennial year for The King. Gathered here in a beautiful 2-disc digipack is both shows in excellent quality 'Elvis - Double Date At The Gate:  - 40th Anniversary Edition'.
Unfortunately the sound engineer was not able to capture the whole shows while recording, but on this release you will find every second that was captured.
The sound on both shows has been remastered by professionals and has never sounded better.
EIN Note: Both soundboard have been previously released.
November 28, 1976 on 'America The Beautiful'  & in 2011 by Audionics 'San Francisco Bay Blues'.
November 29, 1976 officially on FTD's recent 'The West Coast Tour - see review here
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(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tracklisting: CD1 - November 28, 1976 - Cow Palace, San Francisco:
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. It's Now Or Never
09. All Shook Up
10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
11. And I Love You So
12. Fever
13. America The Beautiful
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. Band Introductions
16. Early Morning Rain
17. What I'd Say
18. Johnny B. Goode
19. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt)
20. Bass solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff)
21. Piano solo (Tony Brown)
22. Electric piano solo (David Briggs)
23. Love Letters
24. School Day
25. Hurt
26. Hound Dog (incomplete)
Bonus (binaural):
27. America The Beautiful
28. Polk Salad Annie
29. Early Morning Rain
30. Hurt
CD2 - November 29, 1976 - Cow Palace, San Francisco:
01. C. C. Rider
02. I Got A Woman / Amen
03. Love Me
04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Blue Suede Shoes
07. It's Now Or Never
08. All Shook Up
09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
10. And I Love You So
11. Fever
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
13. Band Introductions
14. Early Morning Rain
15. What I'd Say
16. Johnny B. Goode
17. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt)
18. Bass solo 1 (Blues, Jerry Scheff)
19. Bass solo 2 (Battle Of New Orleans, 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

'Let Me.. Sing Again' New Import: Out soon MxF label's second special product called "Let Me.. Sing Again featuring Elvis' Dinner and Midnight show from August 25th, 1973.
These AUDIENCE recordings are taken directly from a first generation of original tapes.
The afternoon show is previously unreleased, the evening show previously released here is presented in a very improved audio-quality.
August 1973, Elvis Is back for his last summer season..The 1973 was begun in the better way, with the Aloha special at least commercial talking. But the things turned immediately toward the wrong direction..the man had too weight to bear in his human shoulders... But as always for Elvis the music keeps his mind alive and overall active..so the best moments of our man is when He is on the stage..
The August 25 present Elvis in positive mood , both the shows are solid and well performed...Elvis deliveries some killer version of My Boy and You Gave Me a Mountain, keeping steady part of the show the two classic Suspicious Minds and Bridge Over Troubled Water and delighting the audience with the sensitive The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and rocker&blues latest single Steamroller Blues.
The sound is very good for an ambient recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of a Elvis' concert in the seventy.
Ask your dealer for sound samples.
This is the second very special Product for this label, this new double set will be housed in a deluxe 7"( 20x20 cm ) size DIGIPACK, containing a bonus card with a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 60x20 cm size.
CD 1 time about 54.00 min
LAS VEGAS August 25, 1973 DS Previously Unreleased
01.2001 Theme 02.See See 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 09.Love Me Tender 10. Fever 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (+ reprise) 12. Suspicious Minds 13.Band Introductions 14.Release Me 15. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 16.An American Trilogy 17.A Big Hunk O Love 18. Heartbreak Hotel 19.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ( missing some seconds at the begin) 20.Can't Help Falling In Love 21.Closing Vamp
CD 2 time about 55.00 min
LAS VEGAS August 25, 1973 MS
01.2001 Theme 02. See See 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 09. Love Me Tender 10. Fever 11. What Now My Love 12. Suspicious Minds (missing last seconds) 13. Band Introductions 14. My Boy 15. I Can't Stop Loving You 16. An American Trilogy 17. Release Me 18. It's A Matter Of Time 19. Elvis introduces Dee and Vernon Presley 20. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 21.Bridge Over Troubled Water 22.Can't Help Falling In Love 23.Closing Vamp

'Ultimate Love'  &  "The Blues' New Import CDs: Elvis Presley "Ultimate Love" and "The Blues" are the first two cd releases from "The Genre Collection".
Each cd in this collection contains the original masters and alternate recordings, including recordings previously unreleased by Elvis' record company.
"Ultimate Love" contains the original mono single master from "I'm Yours", take 16 of "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", a 1959 home-recording of "Send Me Some Lovin'" and 27 other great songs!
On "The Blues" you can hear the complete take 3 of "What'd I Say", the song "Hound Dog" in stunning sound quality. - A total of 25 songs!
EIN Notes, nothing new here all available from elsewhere
 'Ultimate Love'  
1 Such A Night
2 Anyplace Is Paradise
3 Stuck On You (Original Mono single master)
4 All Shook Up (Including count-in)
5 Fever
6 I Want You With Me
7 Young And Beautiful
8 I'm Falling In Love Tonight (Alternate take 5)
9 Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Alternate take 16)*
10 It's Now Or Never (Original Mono single master)
11 Gently
12 Can't Help Falling In Love (Movie version, take 9)*
13 I Need Your Love Tonight
14 Surrender
15 Loving You
16 I'm Yours (Original Mono single master)
17 Where Do You Come From (Binaural master)*
18 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
19 Paralyzed
20 Blue Moon (Original Sun master)
21 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed master)
22 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
23 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
24 This Is My Heaven (Alternate take 5)*
25 Home Is Where The Heart Is (Alternate take 20)*
26 One Night
27 First In Line
28 Love Me Tender
29 Because Of Love (Binaural master)*
30 Send Me Some Lovin' (Homerecording, 1959)*
 * Previously Unreleased by Elvis' Record Company

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE BLUES 
1 Reconsider Baby
2 I Feel So Bad
3 When It Rains, It Really Pours (Original Sun master)
4 Milkcow Blues Boogie (Original Sun master)
5 So Glad You're Mine
6 Mean Woman Blues
7 My Baby Left Me
8 Tomorrow Night (Original Sun master)
9 Trying To Get To You (Original Sun master)
10 New Orleans
11 Trouble
12 It Feels So Right
13 Beach Boy Blues
14 Like A Baby
15 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
16 A Mess Of Blues (Original Mono single master)
17 I Want To Be Free
18 Give Me The Right
19 Anyplace Is Paradise
20 I Need You So
21 My Baby's Gone (Original Sun master)
22 Hound Dog (From the original master tape)
23 What'd I Say (Alternate take 3)*
24 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
25 Blue Christmas

 

 


Saturday 19 November 2016
'Spirit Of Jackson, MS' New FTD: A new FTD release for December, featuring two soundboard recordings from the Jackson, State Fair Coliseum on June 9th 1975 and a year later September 5th 1976.
On May 5th 1975, Elvis performed a concert in aid of the McComb tornado victims at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi. Elvis raised $108, 860 to help residents who were affected by the devastation. The audio for this show is damaged beyond repair. However 'Spirit Of Jackson, MS' includes two other shows from the State Fair Coliseum. Just over a month after the charity show, Elvis performed in Jackson again and this show is featured on Disc 2. Disc 1 is from September 1976. Spirit Of Jackson, MS is a 2-CD digipack.
Tracklist CD1: 1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 2) See See Rider, 3) I Got A Woman / Amen 4) Love Me 5) Fairytale 6) You Gave Me A Mountain 7) All Shook Up 8) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 9) And I Love You So 10) Jailhouse Rock 11) Fever 12) America The Beautiful 13) Introductions a) Early Mornin’ Rain b) What’d I Say c) Johnny B. Goode 14) Love Letters 15) Hurt  16) Hound Dog 17) Danny Boy – sung by Sherrill Nielsen 18) That’s All Right 19) Blue Christmas 20) How Great Thou Art 20) Can’t Help Falling In Love 21) Closing Vamp
Go to 'FTD/SONY News 2016' for full tracklists & details
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'A Vegas Fling With The King' New Import CD: Out soon is the 9th volume of Straight Arrow's "From The Booth Tapes" series. It's 2CD entitled "A Vegas Fling With The King" featuring Elvis' Dinner and Midnight show from February 12th, 1973. These recordings are taken directly from original 'booth recorded' mastertapes.
These concerts showcase Elvis in excellent form! Famous actor Jack Lord and his wife Marie were present for both shows. Elvis called out Jack's name, and Jack stood up. The applause was tremendous. Elvis grinned and said, 'Sit down, Jack, you're getting more applause than I am'.
Both  shows are previously unreleased and 100% complete. The February 12, 1973 D/S is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form. The February 12, 1973 M/S was in circulation in the form of amateur CDRs in very bad sound. It has nothing to do with the top-notch booth quality tape presented here by Straight Arrow. Ask your dealer for sound samples.
As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak that includes Jack Lord's special memory of Elvis and rare photos taken on- and off-stage during Elvis' 1973 Las Vegas Winter season.
If you liked our previous Las Vegas 1973 releases like "One For The Ladies" (SA/SP 2016-41-02) or "Doin' The Best I Can" (SA/SP 2015-29-02), we'll bet that you will also love this one!
Tracklist:
CD1 - Monday, February 12, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. 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. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor Jack Lord / Hawaii 5-0 theme - 18. I'll Remember You (dedicated to Jack and Marie Lord) - 19. I Can't Stop Loving You - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approx. running time: 53:40
CD2 - Monday, February 12, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. 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. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor Jack Lord / Hawaii 5-0 theme - 18. I'll Remember You - 19. I Can't Stop Loving You (with reprise) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

'The Wonder Of You' Elvis with the RPO - In-depth CD Review: It is forty years since Elvis Presley entered a recording studio and he seems very reluctant to record anything new. So in terms of releasing a "new" album of Elvis material the topic has always been a tricky one. After the massive 2015 success of "Elvis with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" and ‘If I Can Dream’ the follow-up was inevitable and 'The Wonder Of You' recently achieved Number One in the UK album charts.
But can a follow-up really be as impressive - and do the true Elvis fans have to approve of these on-going fake "Revisions"?

Click here as EIN's Piers Beagley and Bryan Gruszka are back again to cause "Double-trouble" and supply a very detailed review, discovering what's good and bad...
And HAVE YOUR SAY - what do you think of the new album? Are we wrong in our opinions?
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