Elvis new Official CD Releases in 2021

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Saturday 9 October 2021

Three New FTD Releases for November: After a few quiet months - see FTD fire story below - FTD announce three new releases for next month. The long-awaited "Pot Luck Sessions" as a 5cd set, a Spring 1975 double- soundboard from Tampa and Atlanta (both previously unreleased) and the 'Raised On Rock' double VINYL.

- 'Elvis: The Pot Luck Sessions' 5cd box-set: FTD’s acclaimed series continues with one of the most commercially successful recording sessions of Elvis’ career 'The Pot Luck Sessions'.
It is without doubt the ultimate triumph for Hill & Range’s song plugger Freddy Bienstock. Superbly crafted hits like “Little Sister”, (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame”, “Good Luck Charm” and She’s Not You” dominated pop charts throughout the world in the early ‘60s and Elvis’ flawless performances accompanied by Nashville’s finest musicians still resonate today some 60 years later.

 
If “Easy Question”, “Suspicion” “I’m Yours” and “Kiss Me Quick” had been released as 45 rpm singles during this fertile period, and not years after, undoubtedly each could have matched the chartbusting success of the others.
This remastered 5-CD boxed set includes a 28-page booklet featuring an insightful essay, rare photographs, memorabilia, and recording data
DISC 1
AUGUST 1961 SINGLE
1 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
2 Little Sister
FEBRUARY 1962 SINGLE
3 Good Luck Charm
4 Anything That’s Part Of You
5 Kiss Me Quick
6 Just For Old Time Sake
7 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
8 (Such An) Easy Question
9 I’m Yours
10 Something Blue
11 Suspicion
12 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever
13 Night Rider
14 Fountain Of Love
15 That’s Someone You Never Forget
JULY 1962 SINGLE
16 She’s Not You
17 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
BONUS TRACKS RELEASED 1965
18 You’ll Be Gone
19 For The Millionth And The Last Time
20 I Met Her Today
THE JUNE 25th 1961 SESSIONS
21 Kiss Me Quick (take 1)
22 Kiss Me Quick (take 2)
23 Kiss Me Quick (take 3)
24 Kiss Me Quick (take 4)
25 Kiss Me Quick (takes 5-6)
26 Kiss Me Quick (take 7)
27 Kiss Me Quick (takes 8-9)

DISC 2
THE JUNE 25,1961 SESSIONS (Continued)
1 Kiss Me Quick (take 10)
2 Kiss Me Quick (take 11)
3 Kiss Me Quick (take 12/M)
4 That’s Someone You Never Forget (take 1)
5 That’s Someone You Never Forget (takes 2-5)
6 That’s Someone You Never Forget (takes 6-7)
7 That’s Someone You Never Forget (take 8/M)
8 I’m Yours (take 1)
9 I’m Yours (take 2)
10 I’m Yours (takes 3-4)
11 I’m Yours (take 5)
12 I’m Yours (take 6)
13 I’m Yours (workpart takes 1-2)
14 I’m Yours (splice of take 6 & workpart take 2 [undubbed master])
15 I’m Yours (harmony vocal overdub take 1)
16 I’m Yours (harmony vocal overdub takes 2-3)
17 I’m Yours (harmony vocal overdub take 4)
18 I’m Yours (harmony vocal overdub take 5)
19 I’m Yours (harmony vocal overdub take 6)
20 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (take 1 + try out)
21 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (take 2)
22 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (take 3)
23 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (take 4)
24 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (takes 5-6)
25 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (takes 7-8/M)
26 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (takes 9-12)

DISC 3
THE JUNE 25th 1961 SESSIONS (Continued)
1 Little Sister (takes 1-3)
2 Little Sister (takes 4-6)
3 Little Sister (takes 7-9)
4 Little Sister (take 10)
5 Little Sister (take 11)
6 Little Sister (take 12/M)
THE OCTOBER 15th 1961 SESSIONS
7 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 1)
8 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 2)
9 For The Millionth And The Last Time (takes 3-4)
10 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 5)
11 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 6)
12 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 7)
13 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 8 )
14 For The Millionth And The Last Time (takes 9-11)
15 For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 12/M)
16 Good Luck Charm (take 1)
17 Good Luck Charm (takes 2-3)
18 Good Luck Charm (take 4/M)
19 Anything That’s Part Of You (take 1)
20 Anything That’s Part Of You (take 2)
21 Anything That’s Part Of You (take 3)
22 Anything That’s Part Of You (takes 4-5)
23 Anything That’s Part Of You (takes 6-8)
24 Anything That’s Part Of You (take 9)
25 Anything That’s Part Of You (take 10/M)
26 I Met Her Today (take 1)
27 I Met Her Today (takes 2-4)
28 I Met Her Today (takes 5-6) 29 I Met Her Today (take 7)


DISC 4
THE OCTOBER 15th1961 SESSIONS (Continued)
1 I Met Her Today (takes 8-9)
2 I Met Her Today (takes 10-13)
3 I Met Her Today (take 14)
4 I Met Her Today (takes 15-16)
5 I Met Her Today (takes 17-18/M)
6 I Met Her Today (takes 19-20)
7 Night Rider (take 1)
8 Night Rider (take 2)
9 Night Rider (take 3/M)
THE MARCH 18th1962 SESSIONS
10 Something Blue (take 1)
11 Something Blue (take 2)
12 Something Blue (takes 3-4)
13 Something Blue (takes 5-6)
14 Something Blue (take 7/M)
15 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 1)
16 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 2)
17 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (takes 3-4/alternate master)
18 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 5)
19 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 6)
20 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 7/M)
21 (Such An) Easy Question (takes 1-2)
22 (Such An) Easy Question (take 3)
23 (Such An) Easy Question (takes 4-5/M)
24 Fountain Of Love (takes 1-2)
25 Fountain Of Love (takes 3-6)

DISC 5
THE MARCH 18th 1962 SESSIONS (Continued)
1 Fountain Of Love (takes 7-9)
2 Fountain Of Love (take 10/M)
3 Just For Old Time Sake (take 1)
4 Just For Old Time Sake (takes 2-4)
5 Just For Old Time Sake (take 5/M)
6 Night Rider (takes 1-3)
7 Night Rider (takes 4-5)
8 You’ll Be Gone (take 1)
9 You’ll Be Gone (take 2)
10 You’ll Be Gone (take 3/M)
11 You’ll Be Gone (take 4/alternate master)
THE MARCH 19th 1962 SESSIONS
12 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (take 1)
13 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (take 2)
14 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (take 3)
15 I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (takes 4-5/M)
16 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 1)
17 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 2)
18 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 3)
19 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 4)
20 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (rehearsal & take 5)
21 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 6/M)
22 Suspicion (take 1)
23 Suspicion (take 2)
24 Suspicion (takes 3-4)
25 Suspicion (take 5/M)
26 She’s Not You (take 1)
27 She’s Not You (take 2)
28 She’s Not You (take 3/M)
29 She’s Not You (work parts takes 1-4)

- 'Elvis: South Bound' 2cd Soundboard: As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: South Bound Tampa / Atlanta ‘75'.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis' two shows: Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, April 26, 1975 (2:30 PM) and Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, May 2, 1975 (8:30 PM)
Both soundboards are incomplete with both concerts starting after 'I Got A Woman' with Elvis' third song 'Love Me'...
EIN Note: in 2017 FTD released 'Elvis In Altanta' two of his three 1975 shows that he performed in this tour. At the time we noted that the audio mix left a little to be desired "The sound quality is what we expect from this tour with VERY prominent Piano and Voices but with everything else - drums, guitar, orchestra - way in the background. The benefit is you can easily hear Elvis" but we also noted "There is no doubt that he was well loved by his adoring audiences in Atlanta. The Omni ‘Opening Night’ captures a great crowd reaction and Elvis truly enjoying himself on stage. Worth playing several times." lets hope his final Omni performance is as good.

Disc 1 THE TAMPA SHOW
1 Love Me 02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 03 Love Me Tender 04 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel 05 It’s Midnight 06 Burning Love 07 introductions 08 What’d I Say & Solo 09 School Days 10 My Boy 11 T-R-O-U-B-L-E 12 I’ll Remember You 13 Let Me Be There 14 American Trilogy 15 Funny How Time Slips Away 16 That’s All Right 17 Heartbreak Hotel 18 Can’t Help Falling In Love 19 Closing Vamp
Disc 2 THE ATLANTA SHOW
1 Talk 02 Love Me 03 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 04 Love Me Tender 05 All Shook Up 06 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel 07 The Wonder Of You 08 Burning Love 09 introductions 10 Solos 11 School Days 12 STeamroller Blues 13 My Boy 14 T-R-O-U-B-L-E 15 I’ll Remember You 16 The Mickey Mouse Song 17 Let Me Be There 18 American Trilogy 19 Funny How Times Slips Away 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love 21 Closing Vamp


- 'Elvis: Raised On Rock' Double-VINYL: Following on from the recent success of Girls! Girls! Girls! Release, FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Raised On Rock: I’ve Got Rhythm In My Soul" on 180 Gram Limited Vinyl Edition”.

The album contains masters, rough mixes and alternative versions of great songs recorded at Stax Studio in 1973 such as “Find Out What’s Happening”, “Just A Little Bit”, “For Ol’ Times Sake” and “If You Don’t Come Back”.
Also included are the instrumental tracks for “The Wonders You Perform”, “Sweet Angeline”, “Color My Rainbow”, “Good, Bad But Beautiful, and the rehearsal take of “It’s Diff’rent Now”.
The album kicks off with the excellent 'Find Out What’s Happening', 'For Ol’ Times Sake' and 'Raised On Rock' "Rough mixes"

 

Side One
Find Out What’s Happening (Rough mix)
For Ol’ Times Sake (Rough mix)
Raised On Rock (Rough mix)
I Miss You (Take 1)
If You Don’t Come Back (Rough mix)
Are You Sincere (Master)
The Wonders You Perform (Backing track)

Side Two
Just A Little Bit (Rough mix)
Three Corn Patches (Rough mix)
Girl Of Mine (Takes 3,4,5 & 6)
Find Out What’s Happening (Takes 2,4 & 5)
Sweet Angeline (Backing track)

Side Three
Are You Sincere (Take 1)
If You Don’t Come Back (Take 5)
For Ol’ Times Sake (Take 4)
Find Out What’s Happening (Take 8)
Color My Rainbow (Backing track)

Side Four
Sweet Angeline (Master)
Just A Little Bit (Master)
I Miss You (Take 5)
Raised On Rock (Master)
Girl Of Mine (Take 9)
It’s Diff’rent Now (Rehearsal)
Good, Bad But Beautiful (Backing track)


FTD Fire Down Below: The original September FTD release news we were expecting suddenly never happened. It seemed that something had gone wrong - and indeed we have the terrible news confirmed today that there has been a fire at the Denmark Impulse warehouse where all the FTD stock is stored.
FTD's Roger Semon has said that the fire was a few weeks ago and a lot of older stock - "almost the entire FTD catalogue" according to some - has been destroyed.

The fire luckily did not go through the whole factory. Fingers crossed that some stock may be recovered.
EIN is not sure if this has affected release of the new FTD 'Making Of Jailhouse Rock' book from David English.

Photo from Roger Semon. News from the Danish Memphis Mansion / Belgium Elvis Fan Club.
(News, Source;MM/UEPS)


Sunday 3 October 2021

'Amazing Grace (Takes 1-2)' Promo: Don't miss out on this third official newly remastered promo for the new 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' deluxe set.

'Amazing Grace (Takes 1-2)' - Engineer Matt Ross Spang brings out the delightful ambience of Elvis and the band as they capture the pure soul of this classic gospel song

GO HERE TO YOUTUBE to see the delightful video.

 


(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet
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Friday 10 September 2021

'Until It's Time for You to Go' New Promo Video: RCA have released their second teaser for the new "Elvis: Back In Nashville" upcoming 50th Anniversary 4-Cd set to be released in November.

This time it is the beautiful "Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Lyric Video)"

GO HERE to YouTube to listen
and it includes some great 1971 pictures of our hero.
Don't miss it.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: Fort Worth, Texas 1974' FTD in-depth Review: This FTD double-pack features two concerts from Elvis’ third tour of 1974, both performances from Father's Day in Fort Worth, Texas, June 16 1974. Elvis performed four shows at the 14,000 seater Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. These were the first four shows of Elvis' Tour #11 so he was ready to rock. Reviews included, "Elvis put on one sharp, uptown and professional show. Wrapped skintight or loosely white bellbottoms and waist-length jacket. Elvis had the show in the palm of his hand".
In fine humour, at the evening show Elvis jokes that the whole band are from Texas... “John Wilkinson from Waco Texas, Ronnie Tutt from Dallas Texas, Duke Bardwell from Abilene Texas, Charlie Hodge from Decateur Texas, Voice from Nashville Texas and Joe Guercio with the all-Texas choir band! And I’m from Tupelo, Texas."
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley give you the complete low-down on this new FTD double-pack ....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Think Twice: Elvis in The Studio 1971': The forthcoming 'Back In Nashville' boxset is going to shine the spotlight on Elvis' 1971 sessions which have traditionally been ignored by the official label. In this fascinating and detailed article EIN contributor Shane Brown examines these all too easily dismissed Nashville sessions and discovers some real gems.
It’s very easy to look at the March, May and June 1971 recordings out of context. While the recordings are certainly not up to the standard of those from June 1970, it’s also true to say that Elvis was in a very different place personally by spring 1971.
In June 1970 Elvis was riding the crest of a wave with his recent successes but by January 1971 he was in the newspapers due to an ongoing paternity suit.
The Presley’s marriage was on the rocks and Elvis was having problems with his eyes.
However despite all of this there was something very interesting going on during the 1971 sessions.
Find out more as Shane Brown investigates these controversial 1971 Nashville Sessions....
(Spotlight; Source;ShaneBrown/EIN)

Friday 13 August 2021
‘Elvis: Back In Nashville’ Out Friday Nov 12: The official RCA/SONY announcement..
RCA/Legacy Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Final Nashville Sessions with release of 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' on Friday, November 12
The 4 Disc Collection presents 82 pristine Studio Original Recordings, free of overdubs.
Like its predecessor 'From Elvis In Nashville' from last year, 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' is designed to showcase Elvis Presley and his core band as they sounded during the actual sessions without orchestral overdubs and vocal accompaniment. A key difference between Elvis’ 1970 and 1971 Nashville sessions is that many of the 1971 recordings included backing singers; therefore, Elvis: Back In Nashville offers a variety of song performances both with and without vocal augmentation.
Given the prolific output of great recordings created by Elvis during the fabled 1970 marathon sessions that may be heard on From Elvis In Nashville, RCA and the Elvis camp decided to stick with the winning combination of tight band, seasoned studio, well-chosen repertoire and relaxed spontaneous Elvis behind the microphone and record as much material as possible over a short period of time.
With Elvis’ upcoming concert activities increasing, future studio time would be limited and so the goal of these sessions was to generate perhaps a year’s worth of new songs. RCA and the Colonel let Elvis know they’d like a new Christmas album, a gospel album, a pop album, and “several new singles for summer and fall releases” and so, Elvis’ music coordinator/producer Felton Jarvis booked a whole week of all-night sessions starting March 15, 1971 and brought on the same band he’d used the year before.
Elvis Presley’s return in 1970 to recording in Nashville had been revelatory. Those sessions, on the heels of his Memphis recordings and a return to the stage, had done more than simply sustain a comeback. They also introduced Elvis to a great new rhythm section and gifted Elvis with a great new sound. Bassist Norbert Putnam, drummer Jerry Carrigan, and pianist David Briggs had helped transform country music rhythms in the sixties after they transplanted their R&B-indebted style from F. A. M. E. studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to Nashville session work. When producer Felton Jarvis teamed Elvis with the Muscle Shoals boys, along with session guitarist Chip Young, jack of all musical trades Charlie McCoy, and Presley’s bandleader James Burton, they together created the belatedly acclaimed Elvis Country in the process providing Elvis with a country-soul template he’d trace often in the last years of his life.
Music critic Dave Marsh once wrote that, even with his acclaim, “Elvis Presley was probably the most underrated singer of all.” Overdubs removed, what’s revealed on Elvis: Back In Nashville is some of the most compelling singing of Presley’s career.
Disc 1 features 18 tracks and includes The Country/Folk Sides (an unrealized Elvis project featuring songs by Ewan McColl, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Bob Dylan), The Piano Recordings (raw Elvis singing Ivory Joe Hunter with piano accompaniment) and The Pop Sides (classic pop compositions including “Padre,” “Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread,” “My Way,” “I’m Leavin'” and more).
Disc 2 features 25 tracks divided between The Religious Sides (classic and contemporary gospel) and The Christmas Sides (sacred and secular seasonal holiday music).
Disc 3 features 19 tracks and picks up on the country pop repertoire adding some rock ‘n’ roll with a variety of cuts including impromptu performances of “Johnny B. Goode” and “Lady Madonna,” an epic take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, (It’s Alright)”, fresh interpretations of “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Early Morning Rain” and more.
Disc 4 features 20 tracks and includes The Religious Outtakes and The Christmas Outtakes
(News, Source;RCA/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis: Back In Nashville' Vinyl tracklist: RCA/Legacy Recordings will release Elvis: Back In Nashville, the definitive presentation of Presley's May-June 1971 Nashville studio sessions on Friday, November 12.
The 4 CD collection presents 82 pristine Studio original recordings, free of overdubs.
Graceland is also offering an exclusive 2LP 12" color vinyl collectors pressing of 'Elvis: Back In Nashville'.
A standard 2LP 12" vinyl version of the album will also be available.
The vinyl tracklist features the best selection of outtakes and remixed original recordings
Elvis: Back In Nashville Graceland 2LP 12" vinyl edition is available for pre-order from EPE here. US$24.98


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

2LPs -
SIDE A – POP:
1.I'm Leavin' – take 1
2.It's Only Love – take 9
3.We Can Make The Morning – master with backing vocals
4.Love Me, Love The Life I Lead – takes 5 & 6
5.My Way – take 3 (Master)

SIDE B – COUNTRY/FOLK:
1.Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 3
2.Early Mornin' Rain – take 11
3.Until It's Time For You To Go – remake
4.Lady Madonna – impromptu performance
5.(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me - take 1
6. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
SIDE C: GOSPEL:
1.Seeing Is Believing
2.An Evening Prayer – take 2
3.I've Got Confidence - take 1
4.Put Your Hand In The Hand
5.He Touched Me – takes 1-2
6.Bosom Of Abraham – takes 2

SIDE D: CHRISTMAS:
1.If I Get Home On Christmas Day – take 3
2.I'll Be Home On Christmas Day – take 4
3.Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees – take 4
4.Merry Christmas Baby – unedited

'I'm Leavin'' Take 1 - Promo New Mix: Don't miss out on this first official audio promo for the new 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' deluxe set.

Engineer Matt Ross Spang brings out the delightful ambience of Elvis and the band as they rehearse and then try out the exquisite June 1971 single 'I'm Leavin''

The song made #23 in the UK charts but only #36 in the US.

GO HERE TO YOUTUBE.

Hopefully the rest of the sessions glow in this golden light!

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis Back In Nashville' "Live Unboxing" Replay: If you are interested in what RCA/Legacy has in store for us in the new 'Elvis Back In Nashville' box set then don't miss out on this special live unboxing event from Graceland.
Host Tom Brown and mixing engineer Matt Ross-Spang discuss the new Elvis Back In Nashville collection and perform a live unboxing of the CD and LP packages in front of an attending audience.
Matt Ross-Spang's excitement of hearing Elvis' complete session tapes is palpable and his joy and love of Elvis' creativity - even in 1971 - is a delight.
You know that he will bring out the best of the recordings as he explains what went in to the creation of this new set.
Go here to watch the YOUTUBE replay

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Wednesday 11 August 2021

'Elvis Back In Nashville' New Release: The secret of the "Special Listening Session and Live Unboxing Taping" event at Elvis Week is revealed to be the new 50th Anniversary set of Elvis' 1971 RCA Nashville sessions.

Following on from last year's critically successful 'From Elvis In Nashville' deluxe set, SONY / RCA is releasing a 4 CD deluxe set 'Elvis Back In Nashville' as well as the 2 LP vinyl companion.

The set features 82 tracks, two sides of session 'masters' plus two cds of Outtakes.
The CDs are themed
CD.1 - The Country / Folk Sides / Piano Recordings / Pop Sides
CD.2 - The Religious Sides & The Christmas Sides
CD.3 - Session Outtakes
CD.4 - The Religious & Christmas Outtakes

EIN presumes the set will be remixed by Matt Ross Spang is a similar way to last year's Nashville set to help bring out the creative nature of the session.
No official SONY announcement as yet - although the tracklist has been posted.

"Elvis Back In Nashville" tracklist:
CD1- The Country / Folk Sides:
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Take 11 - 12) - Amazing Grace - Early Mornin' Rain - (That’s What You Get) For Lovin' Me - Help Me Make It Through The Night - Until It’s Time For You To Go - Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Unedited Version)
- - The Piano Recordings:
It’s Still Here - I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen - I Will Be True
- - The Pop Sides:
Padre - Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - My Way (Take 2 - 3 Master) - I’m Leavin’ - It’s Only Love - We Can Make The Morning - Love Me, Love The Life I Lead - Until It’s Time For You To Go (Remake)

CD 2 - The Religious Sides:
He Touched Me - I’ve Got Confidence - Seeing Is Believing - He Is My Everything - Bosom Of Abraham - An Evening Prayer - Lead Me, Guide Me - There Is No God But God A Thing Called Love - I, John - Reach Out To Jesus - Put Your Hand In The Hand - Miracle Of The Rosary
- The Christmas Sides:
O Come, All Ye Faithful - The First Noel - On A Snowy Christmas Night - Winter Wonderland - The Wonderful World Of Christmas - It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) - I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - If I Get Home On Christmas Day - Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - Merry Christmas Baby (Unedited) - Silver Bells - I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake)
CD 3 - Session Ouutakes
It’s Only Love (Take 8 & 9) - Love Me, Love The Life I Lead (Take 5 & 6) - We Can Make The Morning (Master With Backing Vocals) - I’m Leavin’ (Take 1) - Johnny B. Goode (Impromptu Performance) - Padre (Take 1 & 11) - Lady Madonna (Impromptu Performance) - Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) (Take 6) - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Fragment - Impromptu Performance) - I Will Be True (Take 1 - 2) - It’s Still Here (Take 1 & 3) - Help Me Make It Through The Night (Take 1 - 3) - (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me (Take 1) - Until It’s Time For You To Go (Take 5) - Early Mornin’ Rain (Take 1 &11) - I Shall Be Released (Impromptu Performance) - Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Remake) - Put Your Hand In The Hand (Rehearsal & Take 1) - Amazing Grace (Take 1 - 2)

CD 4 - The Religious Outtakes:
Miracle Of The Rosary (Take 1) - The Lord’s Prayer (Impromptu Performance) - He Touched Me (Take 1 - 2) - I’ve Got Confidence (Take 1) - An Evening Prayer (Take 1 - 2) - Seeing Is Believing (Take 1, 2 & 4) - A Thing Called Love (Take 3) - Reach Out To Jesus (Take 1, 2 & 9) - He Is My Everything (Take 1) - There Is No God But God (Take 1 - 2) - Bosom Of Abraham (Take 2 - 3)
- - - The Christmas Outtakes:
I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Take 3) - It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (Take 1 & 6) - If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Take 3) - Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (Take 4) - Silver Bells (Take 1) - I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Take 4) - Winter Wonderland (Take 7) - O Come, All Ye Faithful (Take 2) - I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - remake (Take 1, 4, 5 & 10)

Highlights will be... I’m Leavin’, It’s Only Love, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Early Mornin' Rain, Help Me Make It Through The Night, Until It’s Time For You To Go, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right and others


The "Live Unboxing" will be streamed on YouTube - Go HERE and set a reminder!

 


(News, Source;Phoenix Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 30 July 2021
'ELVIS: Las Vegas Hilton ‘73' FTD Review: Released last month as double 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis in two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton, August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM) - in his 9th Las Vegas season.
The August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show) is an old favourite that was released as a Fort Baxter bootleg back in 1995 on 'A Profile The King On Stage Vol 1'. It was a "stereo sound booth audience recording" in pretty good quality.
The September 2, 1973 (3AM show) however is previously unreleased - and it is great fun!
After the earlier traumas Elvis’ health had improved by his 1973 Las Vegas Summer Season and while there is a slight feeling of boredom (which can be no surprise after the peak of Aloha) Elvis was enjoying himself teasing the audience and playing pranks. He would also add new songs ‘Trouble’ and ‘My Boy’ to the setlist while still feeling the freshness of ‘Steamroller Blues’.
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & Piers Beagley check out this new set ....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 1 July 2021
Two New FTDs: Two new FTDs have been announced, a double 1974 soundboard plus 'Girls!, Girls!, Girls!' on VINYL. 
1.“ELVIS: FORT WORTH, TEXAS ‘74”. FTD is pleased to announce the release of “ELVIS: FORT WORTH, TEXAS ‘74”- June 16, 1974. Released as a 5” digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the summer tour of 1974.
Elvis was in great form at the two shows on Father’s Day! Songs include “Big Boss Man”, “Funny How Time Slips Away”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Help Me”.
These two performances have never been released on Soundboard before.
While the setlists were very similar Elvis did perform the rare-for-on-tour-1974 'How Great Thou Art' at the evening show.
EIN Adds: Elvis performed four shows at the 14,000 seater Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. These were the first four shows of Elvis' Tour #11 so he was ready to rock.
The Opening Show newspaper review included,
"Elvis put on one sharp, uptown and professional show here Saturday afternoon. Wrapped skintight or loosely white bellbottoms and waist-length jacket. Elvis had the show in the palm of his hand.
He moved smoothly through a few Elvis oldies and wheeled into heavier stuff ...'Why Me Lord' and 'Suspicious Minds'.
Elvis was relaxed, comfortable before an obviously warm audience. His easy rapport with backup musicians and singers buoyed the show."

FTD have previously released five shows from this tour #11 all very enjoyable listening.
Rockin' Across Texas (CD1) June 19, Sold Out! CD2 June 21, ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska '74 CD1&2 June 30 (both shows), Fashion For A King (CD1) Omaha July 1. While the setlists were very similar Elvis did perform the rare-for-on-tour-1974 'How Great Thou Art' at the evening show.
Disc 1 - Tarrant County Convention Center, Forth Worth, Texas, 3:00 pm June 16, 1974.
1) See See Rider
2) I Got A Woman/Amen
3) Love Me
4) Trying To Get To You
5) All Shook Up
6) Love Me Tender
7) Hound Dog
8 ) Fever
9) Polk Salad Annie
10) Why Me Lord
11) Suspicious Minds
12) Introductions:
13) I Can’t Stop Loving You
14) Heartbreak Hotel
15) Help Me
16) American Trilogy
17) Let Me Be There
18) Funny How Time Slips Away
19) Big Boss Man
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love
21) Closing Vamp
Disc 2 - Tarrant County Convention Center, Forth Worth, Texas, 8:30.pm June 16, 1974
1) See See Rider
2) I Got A Woman/Amen
3) Love Me
4) Trying To Get To You
5) All Shook Up
6) Love Me Tender
7) Hound Dog
8 ) Fever
9) Polk Salad Annie
10) Why Me Lord
11) Suspicious Minds
12) Introductions:
13) I Can’t Stop Loving You
14) Help Me
15) American Trilogy
16) Let Me Be There
17) Funny How Time Slips Away
18) Big Boss Man
19) How Great Thou Art
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love
21) Closing Vamp

2. 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!' – Limited Double VINYL
FTD VINYL is please to announce the release of 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!' – 180 Gram Limited Double VINYL Edition.
The design is inspired by the original European RCA Victor ‘60s release.
The album contains masters and alternative versions of several songs from the soundtrack sessions.
“Plantation Rock” and “Dainty Little Moonbeams”/ ”Girls! Girls! Girls!” End Title are here in their rightful place at last!
EIN Adds: As most fans are aware most of the session reels have been lost. This means FTD have little to work with and the albums included multiple versions of 'Mama' - three tracks on Side 4 are various versions of 'Mama'!
Recorded March 26-28, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood.

 



(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

SIDE 1
1. Return To Sender
2. Because Of Love
3. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied (movie version-take 8 & take 10 intro)
4. Where Do You Come From (take 13)
5. Mama
6. We’ll Be Together
7. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 1, 2)
8. Mama (instrumental) (Charles O’Curran/Dudley Brooks)
SIDE 2
1. Girls! Girls! Girls!
2. The Walls Have Ears
3. Earth Boy (movie version-splice of take 2 & 4)
4. Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 3)
5. Where Do You Come From
6. Song Of The Shrimp
7. We’re Coming In Loaded
8. Mama (1970 Let’s Be Friends album version)
SIDE 3
1. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You
2. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied
3. Earth Boy
4. Plantation Rock
5. Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 10)
6. Mama (takes 1, 2, 3, 4)
7. I Don’t Want To
8. We’ll Be Together (takes 8,10)
SIDE 4
1. Thanks To The Rolling Sea
2. Mama (The Amigos)
3. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 3.4)
4. Plantation Rock (take 17 & insert)
5. Mama (takes 5-8)
6. Mama (take 9)
7. End Title: Dainty Little Moonbeams / Girls! Girls! Girls!

Monday 21 June 2021
FTD "May Releases" OUT NOW: After inevitable delays the FTD "May releases", the 1973 Las Vegas double-concert pack plus a new Pål Granlund / David English looking at Elvis' first movie Love Me Tender are OUT NOW and at your Elvis dealers.
1) 'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘73' - double 5” digi-pak.
As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD announces the release of ELVIS: LAS VEGAS ‘73.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis from two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton; August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM).
EIN Notes: The August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show) is an old favourite that was released as a Fort Baxter bootleg back in 1995 on 'A Profile The King On Stage Vol 1'. It was a "stereo sound booth audience recording" in pretty good quality. Fans can expect an upgraded release.
The September 2, 1973 (3AM show) is previously unreleased.
Elvis was not happy at this Las Vegas season. He walked on stage at the final concert with a monkey on his back and was in a bad mood with both Col Parker and the Hilton.

2) 'Love Me Tender – Through The Lens Of Robert Vose' Book / CD Combo. FTD Books is pleased to present “Love Me Tender – Through The Lens of Robert Vose”.
Pål Granlund and David English visited the 20th Century-Fox Studios archive several years ago which proved to be an amazing experience. These stunning photographs captured by Robert Vose – the majority of them unseen and unpublished since September 1956 – reveal life on the movie set with Director Robert D. Webb, his cast and crew.
Accompanying the book are two CDs.
Disc 1: The original EP, Outtakes, Stereo Masters and The Truth About Me interview.
Disc 2: The 13 recordings made at Radio Recorders between September 1-3, 1956. (EIN Notes: These were for Elvis' second LP 'Elvis' already released as an FTD Classic Album)


(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 20 April 2021
Two New FTD Releases: For May 2021 release FTD have announced a 1973 Las Vegas double-concert pack plus a new Pål Granlund / David English looking at Elvis' first movie Love Me Tender.
1) 'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘73' - double 5” digi-pak.
As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD announces the release of ELVIS: LAS VEGAS ‘73.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis from two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton; August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM).
EIN Notes: The August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show) is an old favourite that was released as a Fort Baxter bootleg back in 1995 on 'A Profile The King On Stage Vol 1'. It was a "stereo sound booth audience recording" in pretty good quality. As FTD do not state that these are both soundboards it is a good possibility that CD1 is the same booth recording but upgraded.
The September 2, 1973 (3AM show) is previously unreleased.
Elvis was not happy at this Las Vegas season. He walked on stage at the final concert with a monkey on his back and was in a bad mood with both Col Parker and the Hilton.
The cover photo (see 'Elvis - Caught in a Trap' by Arjan Deelen & Laurens Van Houten) features Elvis with the monkey peeping over his shoulder.
The incredulous Closing Show was released by FTD back in 2004. While not a "great" concert it is totally fascinating for Elvis' powerful, no holds bared, comments and performances.  See EIN review here.
DISC 1 – August 20, 1973 (Midnight Show)
1 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra
2 See See Rider
3 I Got A Woman / Amen
4 Love Me
5 Steamroller Blues
6 You Gave Me A Mountain
7  Trouble
8 Blue Suede Shoes
9 Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
10 Love me Tender
11 Fever
12 What Now My Love
13 Suspicious Minds
14 Introductions by Elvis
15 My Boy
16 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
17 American Trilogy
18 Mystery Train / Tiger Man
19 Help Me Make It Through The Night
20 How Great Thou Art
21 Can’t Help Falling In Love
DISC 2 – September 2, 1973 (3AM show)
1 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2 See See Rider
3 I Got A Woman / Amen
4 Love Me
5 Steamroller Blues
6 You Gave Me A Mountain
7  Trouble
8 Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
9 Love me Tender
10 Fever
11 What Now My Love
12 Suspicious Minds
13 Introductions by Elvis
14 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
15 American Trilogy
16 Mystery Train / Tiger Man
17 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
18 How Great Thou Art
19 Can’t Help Falling In Love

2) 'Love Me Tender – Through The Lens Of Robert Vose' Book / CD Combo. FTD Books is pleased to present “Love Me Tender – Through The Lens of Robert Vose”.
Pål Granlund and David English visited the 20th Century-Fox Studios archive several years ago which proved to be an amazing experience. These stunning photographs captured by Robert Vose – the majority of them unseen and unpublished since September 1956 – reveal life on the movie set with Director Robert D. Webb, his cast and crew.
Accompanying the book are two CDs.
Disc 1: The original EP, Outtakes, Stereo Masters and The Truth About Me interview.
Disc 2: The 13 recordings made at Radio Recorders between September 1-3, 1956. (EIN Notes: These were for Elvis' second LP 'Elvis' already released as an FTD Classic Album)
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)
 

Saturday 30 January 2021

'His Hand In Mine Sessions' New FTD deluxe set: The first FTD announcement for 2021, another deluxe set in the on-going "complete" sessions series the 'His Hand In Mine Sessions'.
This 8” deluxe 3-CD package features a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, recording data, memorabilia and rare photos.

EIN Note: Many collectors will be wondering what new takes are included that were not on the excellent and near complete FTD 'Classic Album' from 2006.
We can only find two or three officially unreleased outtakes in the tracklist, 'In My Father's House' (w/p Take 1) & Take 8 plus possibly 'Surrender' incomplete Take 4 where the ending was spliced to complete the master.


(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

CD 1 - THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
SIDE 1
01 His Hand In Mine
02 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
03 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions)
04 Milky White Way
05 Known Only To Him
06 I Believe In The Man In The Sky
SIDE 2
07 Joshua Fit The Battle
08 He Knows Just What I Need
09 Swing Down Sweet Chariot
10 Mansion Over The Hilltop
11 If We Never Meet Again
12 Working On The Building
THE ORIGINAL SINGLES SIDES
13 Crying In The Chapel
14 Surrender



CD 2
THE OCTOBER 1960 SESSIONS
01 Milky White Way (takes 1-3)
02 Milky White Way (takes 4-5)
03 Milky White Way (takes 6-7/M)
04 His Hand In Mine (take 1)
05 His Hand In Mine (takes 2-4)
06 His Hand In Mine (take 5)
07 His Hand In Mine (splice of takes 5 and 4/M)
08 I Believe In The Man In The Sky (take 1)
09 I Believe In The Man In The Sky (takes 2-3)
10 I Believe In The Man In The Sky (take 4/M)
11 He Knows Just What I Need (take 1)
12 He Knows Just What I Need (takes 2-4)
13 He Knows Just What I Need (takes 5-7)
14 He Knows Just What I Need (take 8)
15 He Knows Just What I Need (take 9)
16 He Knows Just What I Need (take 10/M)

17 Surrender (take 1)
18 Surrender (take 2)
19 Surrender (takes 3-4/M)
20 Surrender (takes 5-6)
21 Surrender (take 7)
22 Surrender (takes 8-9)
23 Surrender (work part for take 4, takes 1-7)

CD 3
THE OCTOBER 1960 SESSIONS (Continued)
01 Mansion Over The Hilltop (take 1)
02 Mansion Over The Hilltop (takes 2-3/M)
03 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) (takes 1-6)
04 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) ) (take 7)
05 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) (take 8)
06 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) (work part, take 1)
07 In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) (splice of take 8 and work part take 1/M)
08 Joshua Fit The Battle (take 1)
09 Joshua Fit The Battle (take 2)
10 Joshua Fit The Battle (take 3)
11 Joshua Fit The Battle (take 4/M)
12 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (take 1)
13 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (takes 2-3)
14 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (take 4/M)
15 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (take 1/M)
16 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (takes 2-3)
17 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (take 4)
18 I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (take 5)
19 If We Never Meet Again (take 1/M)
20 Known Only To Him (takes 1-2)
21 Known Only To Him (takes 3-4)
22 Known Only To Him (take 5/M)
23 Crying In The Chapel (take 1)
24 Crying In The Chapel (takes 2-3/M)
25 Working On The Building (take 1)
26 Working On The Building (take 2)
27 Working On The Building (takes 3-4)
28 Working On The (take 5/M)

Monday 11 January 2021

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' OUT NOW: Gary Jackson’s 2018 book on his brother’s adventures on the road as Elvis’ sound engineer between 1971 and 1977, complete with three new cds.
CD 1: An audio documentary on Elvis in 1976 hosted by Jack Mullins.
CD 2: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Sioux Falls, October 18th 1976.
CD 3: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Atlanta, December 30th 1976.
OUT NOW - It is a strictly limited release so if you want it you need to chase Elvis dealers now.
EIN Notes: Wow, EIN thought the FTD deluxe 'TTWII' 600-page book with 8

1970 rehearsal cds was expensive at £180 but this set at £111 (US$240) for a 200-page book (not totally on Elvis) plus two 1976 soundboard concerts (with audio doco) seems ludicrous. Atlanta December 1976 features a very poor piano-heavy audio mix. Hopefully FTD see reason and release the soundboards as a CD- double-pack after this limited edition sells-out - See Below for tracklist and more details
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 21 December 2020
‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Box-set EIN In-Depth Review: A 4CD collection presenting the definitive chronicle of Elvis' 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B over the course of an epic five day run in June 1970 now, for the first time, the sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
Elvis’ 1970 Nashville session was very different from the previous Memphis sessions or even Elvis’ later sessions. Nashville was a real mix of Elvis recording RCA supplied demos along with one-take spontaneous favourites Elvis threw into the mix.
As Elvis noted, "It don't take much to get these guys going, boy, I'll tell you…. Just give them a "well..." and they're gone. That's what I call 'Sittin' on ready".
EIN's Piers Beagley explores this new box-set to discover one of the best Elvis releases in years..
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Friday 11 December 2020

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' To be released in January: Gary Jackson’s 2018 book on his brother’s adventures on the road as Elvis’ sound engineer between 1971 and 1977, complete with three new cds.
CD 1: An audio documentary on Elvis in 1976 hosted by Jack Mullins.
CD 2: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Sioux Falls, October 18th 1976.
CD 3: Previously unreleased soundboard of Elvis’ concert in Atlanta, December 30th 1976.
To be released in January 2021. It is a strictly limited release so if you want it pre-order it now.
EIN Notes: Wow, EIN thought the FTD deluxe 'TTWII' 600-page book with 8 1970 rehearsal cds was expensive at £180 but this set at £111 (US$240) for a 200-page book (not totally on Elvis) plus two 1976 soundboard concerts (with audio doco) seems ludicrous.
For super-keen Elvis fans who purchased the book when it was first released, this seems an unfair deal to have to buy it all again just for the 1976 soundboards.
Hopefully FTD see reason and release the soundboards as a separate double-pack - the CD sleeve is after all separate from the book so easy to re-print - after this limited edition package sells-out.

 
CD2 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 18th 1976
Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / Fairytale / Jailhouse Rock / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Fever / Steamroller Blues / America The Beautiful / Band Intros / Early Morning Rain / What’d I Say / Hurt / Hound Dog / Blue Christmas / My Heavenly Father (sung by Kathy Westmoreland) / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
CD3 - Atlanta, Georgia, December 30th 1976
See See rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Big Boss Man / Love Me / Fairytale / Happy Birthday / You Gave Me A Mountain / O Sole Mio (sung by Sherrill Nielsen) / It’s Now Or Never / Jailhouse Rock / Such A Night / Reconsider Baby / Are You Lonesome Tonight? / That’s All Right / My Way / Polk Salad Annie / Band Intros / Early Morning Rain /
What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt / Hound Dog / Unchained Melody / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Friday 20 November 2020
'From Elvis In Nashville' OUT NOW: Great news as Elvis' 2020 major release 'From Elvis In Nashville' is out now, even delivered by the Australian postman at 9am this morning. (Despite rumours the release would be delayed in Australia).
And it is an absolute gem, capturing Elvis creating some truly magnificent Nashville magic. While these Marathon Sessions have often been compared unfavourably with the life-changing 1969 Memphis Sessions Elvis and his core musicians work truly hard as the camarderie between them inspire some of Elvis' best work of the 70s.
The shame is that the core soul of the original recordings of Elvis and the Nashville Cats would often be hidden by the later orchestral overdubs or clean ups.
As the publicity says, "these sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs of earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him" and it is right.
There are delights to discover in the previously unreleased Undubbed Masters such as I've Lost You, The Sound Of Your Cry, The Fool,  It's Your Baby You Rock It, Stranger In The Crowd, Mary In The Morning, Just Pretend, even Bridge Over Troubled Water never before officially released as Undubbed but with harmony vocal.
While others such as I Really Don't Want To Know,The Next Step Is Love, Funny How Time Slips Away, I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water, even Only Believe have a new "fuller" more soulful feel courtesy of the Matt Ross-Spang new audio mixes.
The 28 booklet is packed full of information plus two detailed articles, four pages by Ernst Jorgensen on the session themselves plus an interesting 7-page essay by Nashville author David Cantwell explaining how the musicians all came together to create such important music.
Ernst writes, "What Elvis called "sitting ready" essentially meant that he expected the musicians share his inspired moments and instantly fall in with whatever he began singing.... Spontaneity was key, and to Elvis, it was always about the feel, and not about perfection."
A core thread is that it was the RCA Range & Hill supplied material that let the overall quality drop and plenty of those tracks never even get mentioned in Ernst's session essay.
Like the STAX 2013 deluxe SONY release and 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' once again it is Elvis' pure recordings that prove he was still a force to be reckoned with after the musical renaissance of the 1969 Chips Moman Sessions.
This is a MUST BUY for any Elvis Fan.
In-Depth EIN review coming soon..
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

US CD box-set
US Vinyl
UK CD box-set
UK Vinyl
. . . .

Monday 12 October 2020

‘TTWII 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ FTD Book Review: FTD's most expensive set ever published, David English and Pal Granlund bring the complete background story of 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is'. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the movie's 1970 release, this ultimate collector's edition includes two hardback books, eight cds with over 450 minutes of music, including newly discovered unreleased performances.
With access to 2,000 original negatives and 35mm slides, restored and repaired, many of which have never been seen before, the book also contains items from the MGM and RCA archives including paperwork, documents, memos and recording information.
Two books, 600 pages, plus all the MGM recorded rehearsals - including 70 tracks officially unreleased.
FTD's most expensive set but with the vast majority of the rehearsals already out on bootleg, can it really be worth the US$270 plus postage. Initially Sold Out and already into its first reprint what makes it so desirable?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers plenty .. Go here to our 6000 word review including plenty of extracts and stunning images.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Funny How Time Slips Away', Official Lyric Video: Another promo video for the new 'From Elvis In Nashville' album, the sublime "Funny How Time Slips Away".
This time helping to emphasise Elvis' lyrical interpretation,
Recorded in one single take, Elvis puts his soul into this perfect bluesy rendition of the Willie Nelson classic. Matt Ross-Spang's new remaster adds even more emotion with Charlie McCoy's organ neatly counterpointing James Burton's fine guitar playing.  
If this is representative of Matt Ross-Spang's new remastering then this set is going to be a true stunner.
GO to YouTube to hear the gorgeous 'FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY' -
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


US CD box-set
US Vinyl
UK CD box-set
UK Vinyl
. . . .

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' The Lost Album!: Fans have been contacting EIN asking what has happend to this up-coming FTD release. Earlier we noted that “Bruce Jackson: On the Road with Elvis” was postponed to November. But now even that seems uncertain. The original books were stored here in Australia, with the CDs being printed in the EU, so the uncertainty about overseas transport costs and the pricing of the overall package is now an issue.
Most Elvis dealers are no longer offering it for Pre-order while Elvis Australia says it is "Sold Out" - which is ridiculous as it hasn't been released yet, nor even priced.
Combined with a 3CD set, an audio documentary hosted by Jack Mullins (singer/songwriter) plus a soundboard recording of the Sioux Falls 10-18-76, and Atlanta 12-30-76 shows.
Fans will just have to wait for a confirmation from FTD.
A November release seems unlikely.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


'From Elvis In Nashville' "Mary In The Morning": Another preview track - 'Mary In The Morning' Session Outtakes 3-4 to help publicise the the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis' mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album.

CLICK HERE to YouTube to hear the gorgeous 'MARY IN THE MORNING' -

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 25 September 2020

New October FTDs: FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' including 'The Wild In The Country sessions'. It will include remixed and remastered unreleased studio outtakes. This 8 inch deluxe 4-CD package will also feature a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, record and movie data, memorabilia and rare photos. Out late October.

a) "The Something For Everybody Sessions - with 'Wild In The Country'" a 4CD "complete sessions" set. All the session takes from Elvis' RCA November 7 / 8, 1960 and March 12 / 13, 1961 sessions.
The vast majority of these session have already been released but it will include several "new" false start / outtakes from 'Put the Blame On Me',  'Wild In the Country' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

Tracklist - The Something For Everybody Sessions
DISC 1
01 I Feel So Bad (single A-Side)
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY - SIDE 1 THE BALLAD SIDE
02 There’s Always Me
03 Give Me The Right
04 It’s A Sin
05 Sentimental Me
06 Starting Today
07 Gently
SIDE 2 - THE RHYTHM SIDE
08 I’m Comin. Home
09 In Your Arms
10 Put The Blame On Me
11 Judy
12 I Want You With Me
13 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - THE MASTERS (Dec 1960 stereo mixes)
14 Lonely Man (single B-Side)
15 Wild In The Country (single B-Side)
16 In My Way
17 Forget Me Never
18 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
THE MARCH 1961 SESSIONS
19 I’m Comin’ Home (takes 1-2)
20 I’m Comin’ Home (take 3)
21 I’m Comin’ Home (take 4)
22 I’m Comin’ Home (take 5)
23 I’m Comin’ Home (takes 6-7M)
24 Gently (takes 1-2)
25 Gently (take 3)
26 Gently (take 4)
27 Gently (take 5/M)
28 In Your Arms (take 1)
29 In Your Arms (take 2/M)
30 Give Me The Right (take 1)
31 Give Me The Right (take 2)
32 Give Me The Right (takes 3-4/M)

DISC 2
THE MARCH 1961 SESSIONS (Continued)
01 I Feel So Bad (take 1)
02 I Feel So Bad (take 2/M)
03 It’s A Sin (takes 1-2)
04 It’s A Sin (takes 3-4/M)
05 I Want You With Me (rehearsal)
06 I Want You With Me (take 1)
07 I Want You With Me (take 2/M)
08 There’s Always Me (take 1)
09 There’s Always Me (take 2)
10 There’s Always Me (takes 3-4)
11 There’s Always Me (takes 5-9)
12 There’s Always Me (take 10/M)
13 Starting Today (take 1)
14 Starting Today (take 2)
15 Starting Today (take 3/M)
16 Sentimental Me (take 1)
17 Sentimental Me (take 2/M)
18 Judy (take 1)
19 Judy (takes 2-3)
20 Judy (take 4)
21 Judy (takes 5-7)
22 Judy (take 8/M)
23 Put The Blame On Me (takes 1-2)
24 Put The Blame On Me (takes 3-4)
25 Put The Blame On Me (take 5/M)

DISC 3
THE WILD IN THE COUNTRY SESSIONS
01 Lonely Man (take 1)
02 Lonely Man (takes 2-3)
03 Lonely Man (take 4)
04 Lonely Man (takes 5-8)
05 Lonely Man (take 9)
06 Lonely Man (takes 10-12)
07 Lonely Man (take 13/M)
08 Lonely Man (solo, take 1)
09 Lonely Man (solo, takes 2-3)
10 Lonely Man (solo, take 4/M)
11 In My Way (take 1)
12 In My Way (take 2)
13 In My Way (takes 3-7)
14 In My Way (take 8/M)

DISC 4
THE WILD IN THE COUNTRY SESSIONS (Continued)
01 Wild In The Country (take 1)
02 Wild In The Country (takes 2-8)
03 Wild In The Country (takes 9-11)
04 Wild In The Country (takes 12-13)
05 Wild In The Country (take 14)
06 Wild In The Country (takes 15-16)
07 Wild In The Country (takes 17-18)
08 Wild In The Country (take 19/M)
09 Forget Me Never (take 1)
10 Forget Me Never (take 2)
11 Forget Me Never (take 3/M)
12 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (takes 1-3)
13 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (takes 4-6)
14I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (takes 7-9)
15 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 10)
16 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 11)
17 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (takes 12-13/M)
18 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (lower key, takes 14-16)
19 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (lower key, takes 17-18/M)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


b) 'Easy Come, Easy Go' Special double-vinyl: FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce a double-VINYL release of Elvis' 1967 Paramount movie 'Easy Come, Easy Go' soundtrack as a double-LP set. As always this is a 'Limited Edition'.
As there was no official publicity portrait session for the movie, the original six-track EP featured a cover shot from Girl Happy. Around the same time as the ECEG EP release, "See The USA The Elvis Way" EP (based on the ECEG EP art design) was released exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. For this 2-LP limited edition, we have mirrored this rare design that included a publicity portrait from Spinout. Elvis recorded the songs on september 28 and 29, 1966.

Includes Bonus Songs 'Come What May' and 'Fools Fall in Love' plus alternate takes and instrumentals.
180 Gram Vinyl.

 

SIDE 1
01 Easy Come, Easy Go 2:13
02 The Love Machine 2:50
03 I’ll Take Love 2:13
04 You Gotta Stop 2:19
05 Sing You Children 2:10
06 Yoga Is As Yoga Does 2:11
07 She’s a Machine* 1:37

SIDE 2
SPECIAL BONUS SONGS
01 Come What May 2:02
02 Fools Fall in Love 2:08
OUTTAKES
03 The Love Machine (takes 1, 2 & 3) 4:14
04 She’s a Machine (takes 5, 6 & 7) 4:15
05 You Gotta Stop (instrumental, take 1) 3:04

SIDE 3
OUTTAKES
01 Easy Come, Easy Go (take 10) 2:32
02 I’ll Take Love (takes 1 & 2 [a]) 3:03
03 Leave My Woman Alone* (instrumental, take 5) 2:46
04 The Love Machine (takes 4, 5 & 11) 4:44
05 Sing You Children (take 1) 2:54
06 She’s a Machine (take 10) 1:52

SIDE 4
OUTTAKES
01 The Love Machine (takes 13 & 14 [movie master]) 4:24
02 I’ll Take Love (take 2 ) 2:31
03 She’s a Machine (take 13 [movie master]) 1:58
04 Yoga Is As Yoga Does (takes 5 & 6) 2:49
05 Sing You Children (takes 18 & 19) 3:51
* recorded for the film, but not used.

Saturday 22 August 2020
'TTWII Deluxe Set' at Dealers: Finally after the usual FTD delays the brand new 'TTWII Deluxe Set' has arrived at European Elvis shops and are being posted out to customers right now.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Elvis performing for the MGM cameras in Las Vegas this deluxe set is a 600 page double-volume book with EIGHT cds featuring the complete rehearsal recordings. Many of which have never been previously officially released.
The most expensive FTD set yet released, fans will be super excited about waiting for the mail-man.
If you want a preview Allan Tychsen in Denmark has posted a YouTube, "Unboxing FTD's That's The Way It Is 50th Anniv Collector's Edition Box Set"
The audio is in Danish, but you can see for yourself how gorgeous the set looks.
There is LOTS of text and plenty of great photos - but gee, those large white borders look like a waste of printing
space which could have featured bigger Elvis images. - EIN wonders how long it will take to get to Australia!
SEE BELOW FOR TRACKLISTING and details
(News, Source;YouTube/ElvisInfoNet) - Thanks Allan!

'From Elvis In Nashville' 'Funny How Time Slips Away': From the new RCA / Legacy Recordings forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' another preview, this time a delightful 'Funny How Time Slips Away'.
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album. On 'From Elvis In Nashville', Elvis' studio tracks are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang (John Prine, etc) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him.
Click HERE to listen to a beautiful undubbed 'Funny How Time Slips Away'
(News, Source;RCA/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 14 August 2020
'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' New FTD Release: FTD are publishing “Bruce Jackson: On the Road with Elvis” available with a 3CD set! An audio documentary hosted by Jack Mullins (singer/songwriter) plus a soundboard recording of the Sioux Falls 10-18-76, and Atlanta 12-30-76 shows.
Raised in Sydney, audio engineer Bruce Jackson dropped out of university course in 1968 to build stroboscopes, amplifiers and more for the emerging psychedelic concert culture. Little did he know that in just three years he'd be on the road managing Elvis Presley's sound and poised to change forever how live concert sound was presented. In six years with the Elvis Presley Show Bruce established a close professional and personal bond with Elvis who trusted him implicitly to deliver the best sound possible.
Bruce's inventions and technical advances were adopted by the entire live concert touring industry.
'I mixed and ran the sound for Elvis for six years until his death on August 16, 1977. I was 22 when I started working for him. It didn’t seem like a big deal
at the time, working strange hours and constantly on the road to the next city or town. I did hundreds and hundreds of shows with Elvis across mainland United States and Hawai'. - Bruce Jackson
The book delivers an intimate, engaging narrative of Bruce's extraordinary life, up close with the world's top performer.
After Elvis died, Elvis-fan Bruce Springsteen hired Bruce Jackson, saying 'I've got Elvis' guy...Elvis' man is working for me in the house'.
Years of work have gone into making this book a fitting tribute. Bruce's first-person narrative and contributions by friends and colleagues plus the eye-witness perspective of his brother Gary come together for an extraordinary insight. This is, incredibly, a new look at Elvis by someone who
worked with him in a professional relationship that evolved into a personal friendship. Elvis came to respect Bruce Jackson as much as Bruce respected Elvis Presley.
Go here to vimeo to check out the promo video! - Out late September.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 13 August 2020

'From Elvis In Nashville' Promo Video: RCA / Legacy Recordings have now published a lovely promo video to help publicise the the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis Presley's mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album.

CLICK HERE to Vevo to watch the short promo video

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 11 August 2020

'From Elvis In Nashville' Exclusive Graceland VINYL set: EPE have announced a special two-coloured exclusive VINYL release of the forthcoming 'From Elvis In Nashville'. Features highlights of Elvis Presley's mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
On 'From Elvis In Nashville', Presley's studio tracks are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang (John Prine, etc) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him.
Release date Friday, November 20, 2020
PRE-ORDER from Graceland Shop here. US$24.98 plus postage.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

VINYL DOUBLE ALBUM
Side A
1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. Mary In The Morning – Takes 3-4
3. Stranger In The Crowd - Take 5
4. How The Web Was Woven – Take 1
5. Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It

SIDE B
6. I’ve Lost You – Take 1
7. Patch It Up - Take 1
8. Just Pretend – Take 2
9. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Rehearsal, Take 1
SIDE C
1. Tomorrow Never Comes – Takes 10-11
2. Faded Love – Take 3
3. I Really Don't Want To Know
4. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
5. Make The World Go Away

SIDE D
6. Funny How Time Slips Away
7. Faded Love - rehearsal (country version)
8. The Fool
9. A Hundred Years From Now – Take 1
10. Little Cabin On The Hill - Take 1
11. There Goes My Everything – Take 1
12. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water

'The Elvis Is Back! Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review: Released by FTD back in December 2019 'The Elvis Is Back! Sessions' is a 4-CD deluxe set released to celebrate its 60th Anniversary year. Hailed by many as Elvis’ finest recordings, for the first time here are all the songs as recorded in sequence. Included are all the RCA outtakes and masters.
The release includes a deluxe 28-page booklet and fold-out CD carrier adorned with beautiful portraits, rare photos, insightful essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, plus essay by Alan Hanson. The set includes new outakes from songs such as 'Make Me Know It' , 'Soldier Boy', 'Mess Of Blues', 'Fame And Fortune' and 'Girl Of My Best Friend'. All the tracks are newly restored and remastered by Sebastian Jeansson.
But with the vast majority of this studio session having already been released by FTD, can yet another 'Elvis IS Back!' set really be worth purchasing all over again?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this massive set and finds plenty of new delights
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Sunday 9 August 2020
"From Elvis In Nashville" Tracklisting Announced: At last the official RCA Legacy announcement and they say..
... Good things come to those who wait! Now for the first time ever, Elvis Presley's legendary 1970 Studio B sessions will be released as an official album.
On 'From Elvis In Nashville', Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang (John Prine, Jason Isbell) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him.
'From Elvis In Nashville' will be available in a 4CD boxed edition including two bonus discs of rare and /or unreleased outtakes from the 1970 sessions (also available digitally).
A highlights package will be available in a 2LP 12" vinyl pressing.
Release date Friday, November 20, 2020

> The first two CDs features all forty 1970 Nashville Masters Undubbed
> The second two CDs features 34 "best of" Studio Outtakes including some previously unreleased versions
> The two-LP vinyl release features selected highlights from the box set

Graceland Shop Pre-order is US$45 - Go here to SONY ElvisTheMusic News for official publicity.
(News, Source;RCA/ElvisInfoNet)
'FROM ELVIS IN NASHVILLE' Box-Set
Disc 1: Undubbed Masters
01. Opening Jam (Mystery Train)
02. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
03. I’ve Lost You
04. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
05. The Sound Of Your Cry
06. The Fool
07. A Hundred Years From Now
08. Little Cabin On The Hill
09. Cindy, Cindy
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
11. How The Web Was Woven
12. Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands Off Of It
13. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It
14. Stranger In The Crowd
15. I’ll Never Know
16. Mary In The Morning
17. It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing)
18. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
19. Just Pretend
20. This Is Our Dance
21. Life
22. Heart Of Rome

Disc 2: Undubbed Masters
01. When I’m Over You
02. I Really Don’t Want To Know
03. Faded Love
04. Tomorrow Never Comes
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. Make The World Go Away
07. Funny How Time Slips Away
08. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
09. Love Letters
10. There Goes My Everything
11. If I Were You
12. Only Believe
13. Sylvia
14. Patch It Up
15. Snowbird
16. Where Did They Go, Lord
17. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On
18. Rags To Riches

Disc 3: Studio Outtakes
01. Jam 2 (Tiger Man)
02. I’ve Lost You – take 1
03. The Next Step Is Love – takes 3-6
04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – rehearsal
05. Patch It Up – take 1
06. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – takes 5,6 & 8
07. How The Web Was Woven – take 1
08. Mary In The Morning – takes 3-4
09. Just Pretend – takes 1-2
10. Stranger In The Crowd – takes 1-5
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water – rehearsal, take 1
12. Patch It Up – take 9
13. The Sound Of Your Cry – take 3
14. Where Did They Go, Lord – takes 2-3
15. Rags To Riches – take 2

Disc 4: Studio Outtakes
01. Jam 3 (I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar)
02. Faded Love – rehearsal (country version)
03. The Fool – take 1
04. A Hundred Years From Now – take 1
05. Little Cabin On The Hill – take 1
06. Tomorrow Never Comes – takes 10-11
07. Snowbird – take 1
08. Faded Love – take 3
09. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – take 3
10. There Goes My Everything – take 1
11. Love Letters – take 1
12. If I Were You– take 5
13. Heart Of Rome – take 1
14. Cindy, Cindy – take 1
15. I’ll Never Know – take 3
16. Sylvia – take 9
17. It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 1-2
18. Only Believe – take 3
19. Life – take 2

 

 


VINYL DOUBLE ALBUM
Side A
1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. Mary In The Morning – Takes 3-4
3. Stranger In The Crowd - Take 5
4. How The Web Was Woven – Take 1
5. Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It

SIDE B
6. I’ve Lost You – Take 1
7. Patch It Up - Take 1
8. Just Pretend – Take 2
9. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Rehearsal, Take 1
SIDE C
1. Tomorrow Never Comes – Takes 10-11
2. Faded Love – Take 3
3. I Really Don't Want To Know
4. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
5. Make The World Go Away

SIDE D
6. Funny How Time Slips Away
7. Faded Love - rehearsal (country version)
8. The Fool
9. A Hundred Years From Now – Take 1
10. Little Cabin On The Hill - Take 1
11. There Goes My Everything – Take 1
12. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water

Thursday 6 August 2020

'From Elvis In Nashville' New 4CD Set: RCA / Legacy Recordings is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis Presley's mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album. On From Elvis In Nashville, Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
From Elvis In Nashville will be available in a 4CD boxed edition including two bonus discs of rare and/or unreleased outtakes.

Get a mp3 taste of the Matt Ross-Spang remix of 'I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water' here.
Sounds pretty good to EIN, clean, good mix and not smothered in echo, plus unedited to the very end including Elvis' heartfelt, "whoaa shit, I kept my hands clean".... (With big thanks to Johnny on FECC

A highlights package will be available in a 2LP 12" vinyl pressing.

Looking at the first album side we can see the tracklist
1 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:30
2 Mary In The Morning Takes 3, 4 - 4:23
3 Stranger In The Crowd Take 5 - 1:46
4 How The Web Was Woven Take 1 - 3:25
5 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It -  5:27

EIN notes the side runs less than 18 minutes
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is the Undubbed Master, officially previously unreleased.
Stranger In The Crowd Take 5 is the rather short insubstantial version. (also on the FTD classic album) Odd to be featured on the first album side.

At the close of the 1960s, Elvis Presley, the atomic-powered singer of the 1950s, put his stamp on the rock revolution decade, reestablishing himself as a musical and cultural force to be reckoned with. His electrifying Elvis '68 Comeback special made television history and his long-awaited return to non-soundtrack recordings at Chip Moman's American Sound Studio in Memphis, January-February 1969 – yielded major chart hits including 'In The Ghetto', 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'Kentucky Rain' and 'Suspicious Minds' and well as a pair of acclaimed 1969 album releases, From Elvis In Memphis and 'Back In Memphis'.

From Elvis In Nashville serves as a mirror and companion to his earlier Memphis recordings, bringing fresh fire, exuberance, humor and emotional resonance to the Studio B sessions.
For his first recordings of the 1970s, Elvis revisited the blueprint that made his American Sound sessions so successful. Because he hated doing overdubs, he wanted to cut loose live in the studio with a band in sync with his sensibility. Freed from obligations to music publishers, Elvis was able to pick and record songs that were contemporary, relevant and meaningful to him, from covers – including his transcendent interpretation of 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' – to the epic material then powering his Las Vegas residencies and return to live performing.
If the American Sound recordings in Memphis opened the door for Elvis' return to the stage and top of the charts, his next recordings – the fabled 1970 Nashville Marathon Sessions – would lay the groundwork for another revolution in pop music. Under the direction of producer Felton Jarvis, Elvis joined forces with one of the most potent studio ensembles ever assembled to create an often underrated chapter in Presley's rich legacy. Working with the fabled "Nashville Cats" for his first album of 1970, Elvis Presley connected to a circle of contemporary musicians that included Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, George Harrison and others.
In June 1970, Elvis returned to RCA Studio B to create a new sound for a new decade. From 1958-1971, Elvis recorded more than 200 tracks at Studio B, beginning with five classic songs, including 'A Fool Such As I' before shipping off to Germany with the US Army. He recorded Elvis Is Back!, his first post-army album, at Studio B in March-April 1960 and many more throughout the sixties
For his 1970 Nashville sessions, Elvis was able to handpick his own repertoire and, delve into the rich variety of American music in his marrow, combining elements of bluegrass, honky tonk, Western swing and the rockabilly he'd virtually invented with contemporary pop, ballads and epic showstoppers. Bringing a fresh and vital new approach to pop and country music, Elvis' performances on From Elvis In Nashville presaged and encompassed emerging trends from countrypolitan and Americana to outlaw country.
These sessions are widely recognized as among Elvis' best because of the undeniable chemistry between Elvis and his astonishing studio band comprised of multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy (whose resume includes Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde, plus work with Paul Simon, Tanya Tucker, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson), bassist Norbert Putnam (Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, J. J. Cale, Tony Joe White, etc) and pianist David Briggs (Dean Martin, Joan Baez, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tony Joe White, George Harrison, among others).
Known colloquially as the "Nashville Cats" this finely-honed studio ensemble, like Elvis himself, connected the worlds of pop, rock and country music. For the June sessions, Elvis brought in his longtime on-stage guitarist James Burton; Eddie Hinton (lead guitar on Elvis' September session). Elvis plays acoustic guitar throughout the June sessions.
The five-day "marathon" sessions yielded a wide variety of material including a spirited rendition of Willie Nelson's 'Funny How Time Slips Away', the heartrending 'I've Lost You' and the powerful 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. A wild, single-take version of 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' was one of the highlights of the September 22 single day session.
The music Elvis created in his 1970 "marathon sessions", presented here without layers of overdubbing heard on the original releases, stands among Presley's best and has proven immensely influential. It established musical directions he pursued the rest of his career, predicted his late-in-life pop- and-country radio successes, and modeled sounds for countless country stars to come.
From Elvis In Nashville provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Elvis and the way he made music that lasts forever.
No tracklisting has yet been announced. The release date appears to be November, 2020.
(News, Source;Amazon/FECC/ElvisInfoNet) -



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'1956, Elvis Presley’s Pivotal Year':
'Elvis In Concert' 1977 TV special; Should it be released officially?
Ernst Jorgensen interview about 'The Complete Masters' and more:
Dark Side of the Colonel
 
Audio-Visual
Best of Elvis on YouTube
Graceland cam
EPE's Multimedia Elvis Gallery
Sirius Elvis Satellite Radio
Elvis Radio (ETA's)
Elvis Express Radio
Ultimate Elvis Radio
Elvis Only Radio
"Images in Concert" PhotoDatabase
Radio Interview: Vernon & Gladys Presley
Sanja's Elvis Week 2007 Photo Gallery
'EIN's Best of Elvis on YouTube'
The Music of Elvis Presley - Australian Radio Show
Reference
All about Elvis
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All about Lisa Marie Presley
Ancestors of Elvis
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Book Releases 2009
Contact List
Elvis and Racism
Elvis as Religion
Elvis CDs in 2007
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Elvis Film Guide
'2007 New Releases'
Elvis Presley In Concert "downunder" 2006
Elvis Online Virtual Library
Elvis Research Forum
Elvis Rules on Television
Graceland - The National Historic Landmark
How & where do I sell my Elvis collection?
Is Elvis the best selling artist?
Links to Elvis' family & friends
Links to other Elvis sites
Marty's Musings
Online Elvis Symposium
Parkes Elvis Festival 2009 (Australia)
Presley Law legal archives (Preslaw)
Presleys In The Press
Sale of EPE (Archives)
6th Annual Elvis Website Survey
Spotlight on The King
"Wikipedia" Elvis biography