September 23 - The Blues

The French VPI Records released volume 6 in their vinyl / CD EP "Signature Series" entitled "Blues". 

Side A: One Night - It Feels So Right
Side B: Like A Baby - I Feel So Bad 

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)

September 22 Elvis One



A new album from ELVIS ONE with recordings from Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio is “From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California Pt. 2”. 27 Tracks, including rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and more… all from the sixties. Only five tracks were officially released before, all other tracks are officially unreleased! Ofcourse there’s a booklet with recording information and photos included.
STUDIO OUTTAKES & MOVIE VERSIONS
01. Mexico (acetate, movie version, vocal overdub by Larry Domasin) 02. How Would You Like To Be (take 3) 03. How Would You Like To Be (take 1) 04. It’s Carnival Time (movie version, vocal overdub, take 12) 05. Riding The Rainbow (M4, take 9) 06. Today, Tomorrow And Forever (movie version, vocal overdub, edited/take 10) 07. Take Me To The Fair (take 1, 2 & 3) 08. Relax (take 12) 09. Spring Fever (composite movie version) 10. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (take 10) 11. El Toro (take 2) 12. I’m Falling In Love Tonight (take 7 & 5) 13. Cotton Candy Land (take 3) 14. There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon (overdubbed movie version) 15. Chesay (Vocals overdub by Harry Morgan and Henry Cordin) 16. Happy Ending (take 9) 17. Wolf Call (overdubbed movie version) 18. Viva Las Vegas (overdubbed movie version)

Bonus Tracks 19. Viva Las Vegas film score #1 “The Lady Loves Me” 20. Viva Las Vegas film score #2 “Love in Las Vegas” 21. Viva Las Vegas film score #3 “Bongos” 22. Viva Las Vegas film score #4 23. Malagueña (acetate, track, take 6) 24. Guadalajara (acetate, track, take 1)
RADIO SPOTS
25. Tickle Me (#1) 26. Tickle Me (#2) 27. Tickle Me (#3)


Love Me Tender The Hollywood Recordings - 1956

3 New cd releases from the ELVIS ONE label, including “Love Me Tender”, “Jailhouse Rock / Loving You” and “King Creole”.
Each cd includes the original masters, ALL the movie versions in the best possible sound! And a lot more! “The Hollywood Recordings” gives you the ultimate Elvis movie experience together with the official releases from Elvis’ record company.
“Love Me Tender” also includes outtakes, stereo masters, 6 original radio promo’s! (unavailable before) and more... like the original album mixes from “We’re Gonna Move”, “Poor Boy” and “Let Me” as released on “A Date With Elvis” and “For LP Fans Only”. PLUS the interview from August 22, 1956 (“The Truth About Me”) recorded on the set of “Love Me Tender” - used for the Elvis Answers Back/Teen Parade Magazine, including outtakes.
“Jailhouse Rock / Loving You” including: a long acetate version from “Jailhouse Rock” and the song “One More Day” sung by Mickey Shaughnessy.
“King Creole” including: the ep versions of “Lover Doll” and “Dixieland Rock” together with the lp versions, the original movie version from the song “Banana” (sung by Liliane Montevecchi), live mono mixes, and 3 bonus tracks.
Each cd includes a booklet with recording information and photos.

Love Me Tender – Original EP

Love Me Tender 02. Let Me 03. Poor Boy 04. We’re Gonna Move

The Movie Versions
05. Love Me Tender (movie opening theme) 06. Love Me Tender 07. We’re Gonna Move 08. Let Me 09. Poor Boy 10. Love Me Tender (end title version)

Te Alternate & Stero Version
11. We’re Gonna Move (undubbed master) 12. Love Me Tender (master with count-in) 13. We’re Gonna Move (take 4) 14. We’re Gonna Move (stereo master with count-in) 15. Poor Boy (remake take 1) 16. Poor Boy (3rd verse, vocal overdub take 6) 17. Poor Boy (stereo master with count-in) 18. Let Me (vocal overdub, take 3) 19. Let Me (vocal overdub, take 4) 20. Let Me (stereo master with count-in)
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM MIXES
21. We’re Gonna Move (from “A Date With Elvis”) 22. Poor Boy (from “For LP Fans Only”) 23. Let Me (from “For LP Fans Only”)
ELVIS ANSWERS BACK & TEEN PARADE MAGAZINE
24. The Truth About Me (78 rpm & 45 rpm master) 25. The complete interview 26. The outtakes
LOVE ME TENDER RADIO PROMO SPOTS
27. Radio promo #1 28. Radio promo #2 29. Radio promo #3 30. Radio promo #4 31. Radio promo #5 32. Radio promo #6

JAILHOUSE ROCK / LOVING YOU THE HOLLYWOOD RECORDINGS | 1957

JAILHOUSE ROCK - THE ORIGINAL MASTERS
01. Jailhouse Rock 02. Treat Me Nice 03. Young And Beautiful 04. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 05. Don’t Leave Me Now 06. I Want To Be Free
LOVING YOU - THE ORIGINAL MASTERS
07. Loving You 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 09. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do 10. Mean Woman Blues 11. Party 12. Lonesome Cowboy 13. Hot Dog
JAILHOUSE ROCK - THE MOVIE VERSIONS
14. Jailhouse Rock (movie opening theme) 15. Young And Beautiful (jail version) 16. One More Day (sung by Mickey Shaughnessy) 17. I Want To Be Free 18. Young And Beautiful (Florita club version) 19. Don’t Leave Me Now (movie set version} 20. Don’t Leave Me Now (2023, take 2) 21. Don’t Leave Me Now (2022, take 12) 22. Treat Me Nice 23. Jailhouse Rock 24. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 25. Young And Beautiful (end title version)
LOVING YOU - THE MOVIE VERSIONS
26. Loving You (movie opening theme) 27. Party 28. Road Medley: Party / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do / Hot Dog 29. Hot Dog 30. Lonesome Cowboy 31. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do 32. Mean Woman Blues 33. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 34. Loving You (farm version) 35. Loving You (stage version) 36. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do (finale) 37. Loving You (end title theme)
BONUS TRACKS
38. Jailhouse Rock (long version) 14. Jailhouse Rock (movie opening theme / overdubbed)

KING CREOLE THE HOLLYWOOD RECORDINGS | 1958

THE ORIGINAL MASTERS
01. Hard Headed Woman
02. Trouble 03. New Orleans 04. Crawfish (original album version) 05. Dixieland Rock 06. Lover Doll (ep version) 07. Don’t Ask Me Why 08. As Long As I Have You 09. Steadfast, Loyal And True 10. King Creole 11. Young Dreams 12. Dixieland Rock (ep version) 13. Lover Doll (lp version)
LIVE MONO MIXES
14. Hard Headed Woman (count-in / master take 10) 15. Trouble (count-in / master take 5) 16. New Orleans (count-in / master take 5) 17. Dixieland Rock (count-in / master take 14) 18. Lover Doll (count-in / master take 7 / solo) 19. Don’t Ask Me Why (count-in / master take 12) 20. As Long As I Have You (count-in / master take 10) 21. King Creole (count-in / master take 13) 22. Young Dreams (count-in / master take 8)
THE MOVIE VERSIONS
23. Turtles, Berries, Gumbo / King Creole 24. Crawfish (duet with Kitty White) 25. Steadfast, Loyal And True 26. Lover Doll 27. Trouble 28. Dixieland Rock 29. Young Dreams 30. New Orleans 31. Hard Headed Woman / King Creole 32. Banana (sung by Liliane Montevecchi) 33. Don’t Ask Me Why 34. As Long As I Have You (finale)
BONUS TRACKS
35. Muskrat Ramble (instrumental) 36. Turtles, Berries, Gumbo 37. Banana (sung by Liliane Montevecchi)

September 20 - Not Too Sweet

Due for release from the SR import-label is the vinyl / CD box-set "Not Too Sweet". A "Special Deluxe 10 Years Anniversary Edition" re-issue of the second release from this label which was originally released in 2005. The first 50 copies are a strictly limited edition and come as a set with 4LP + 1 CD + 1cassette + T-Shirt and a bonus card.

From the press release:
Soon to be released from the SR label is their first special BOXSET, featuring a special deluxe edition of the second label release "Not Too Sweet". In 2005 this show has been the second release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint this super show in a limited deluxe boxset with on 4 LP's, a CD and cassette five shows. Three previously released, two new concerts. The set comes with a 20 pages booklet, a poster (30x60 CM) and and a bonus card for the first 100 copies of this set which is limited to 500 copies, hand numbered and each copy individually sealed with large info sticker. The weight of each box-set is approx. 1,5 KG. 

SR's first box-set is dedicated to Elvis 'August and September 1972 Vegas season. It contains: 


CD-Original "Not Too Sweet"- Show September 01, 1972 MS with improved sound, digitally remastered ambient recording.


4LP set 150 Gr. vinyl  containing:

- August 18, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording.
-  September 01, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording
-  September 04, 1972 DS previously released, digitally remastered, soundboard recording, first time ever on vinyl.
Each LP comes with it's own art, black and white sleeve, 20 page booklet LP sized, 130 gram glossy paper from the superb artistic layout, where we analyzed the August and September 1972 season and in particular the five shows here included. Including reviews, newspapers clip, imports released and photos. 

Cassette, white color: 

– Opening Night August 4, 1972 complete show, include previous unreleased material straight copy from the original tape, ambient recording. 100 of the 500 cassettes will be in red, happy hunting.

Poster: 30x60 CM on 130-gram glossy paper. You can find three different kinds randomly included in the boxset. Good Luck. 

Card: included three different kinds repro of the original bonus cd card 12x12 cm. 100 copies only randomly included in the boxset. Good Hunt.


About the season (extract from the booklet):

Without any doubt August 1972 is the focus of this year for Elvis, 64 strong shows for this season, Elvis's voice was great - even richer than in his January/February season! Elvis also looked superb - just as good as in the recent June tour with such high quality shows, looking great, in excellent spirits. 

After a modest opening night the show will go growing day by day. Seems strange but Elvis keeps his performance to the top for all the season and even this attitude will be growing to the end of the season with shows longer and with a very serious approach to the music, Elvis cared about his songs and each performance was 'fresh' like he was singing' it for the first time, also Elvis being a perfectionist expected a quality performance from everyone during every song! 

Maybe the present of 200 English fans from the first September give him an extra incentive to deliver some killer shows, maybe only for a while he could to live his dream to be playing in Europe.

Without doubt a different kind of approach to the music the normally we can’t find in Vegas‘ Elvis’ performance (normally also in his earlier season Elvis begins to be tire of Vegas after the second week of the engagement..) he seems to sing the show his life and you know when he wants he can delivery what nobody other singer or rock band can do. In the same time he sings a different kind of songs.


Tracks: 
Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - August 18, 1972 MS- Ambient Recording , previously unreleased:

LP 1: Side A 21,15 - 01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Never Been In Spain 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 


Side B: 24.06 - 09. Polk Salad Annie 10. What Now My Love 11. Fever 12. Love Me 13. Blue Suede Shoes 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. All Shook Up 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Suspicious Minds 


Side C: C 22,45 - 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. An American Trilogy 23. Can’t Help Falling Love 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 01, 1972 DS - Ambient Recording 
Previously unreleased 

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 


Side D: 23.25 - 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Elvis Talks 12. What Now My Love 13. Fever 14. Elvis Talks 15. Love Me 16. Blue Suede Shoes 17. Heartbreak Hotel 18. All Shook Up 


Side E: 23.59 - 19. Love Me Tender 20. Elvis Talks 21. Hound Dog 22. I’ll Remember You 23. Walk That Lonesome Road* 24. Suspicious Minds 25. Band Intro 26. For The Good Times 27. A Big Hunk Of Love 28. You Gave Me A Mountain 29. Mystery Train + 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 04, 1972 DS - Soundboard Recording 

Previously Released – First Time On Vinyl 

Side F: 21.35 - 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. What Now My Love 08. Fever 


Side G: 20.11 -  09. Love Me 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. All Shook Up 13. Love Me Tender 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Little Sister/Get Back 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Walk That Lonesome Road* 


Side H: 19.15 - 19. Suspicious Minds 20. Band Intro 21. For The Good Times 22. A Big Hunk Of Love 23. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Can’t Help Falling In Love + 08. My Babe


Cassette: complete concert, includes previously unreleased material,  Las Vegas August 04, 1972 

Side 1 Time 26,00 - 01.2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. A Big Hunk Of Love 04. Never Been In Spain 05. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 06. Love Me Tender 07. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 08. What Now My Love 09. Love Me 10. Little Sister/Get Back

Side 2 Time 24,00 - 01.Blue Suede Shoes 02. The Wonder Of You 03. One Night 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Hound Dog 06. My Way 07. Band Introduction 08. My Babe 09. An American Trilogy 10. Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka Introduction 11. Can’t Help Falling Love


CD: Ambient Recording Previous Released, improved sound. Total Time 58,51 min. 

Las Vegas September 01 1972 MS 
01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Dialogue 09. What Now My Love 10. Fever 11. Guadalajara (exc) / Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Love Me Tender 15. Hound Dog 16. I’ll Remember You 17. Walk That Lonesome Road* 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 23. Can’t Help Falling Love

(Source: FECC)

September 19 - Ultimate Elvis Book

Due for release from the German Igloo Books  September 2016 is the book "Elvis - Das ultimative Buch über den King Of Rock ´n´ Roll". It is a 176 page biography book. 

Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62 + 1 bonus 

Due for release from the Pan Am Records label on October 14, 2016 is the vinyl release "Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62" which contains one additional bonus track. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Amazon)

September 16 - Million Dollar Charts

Two releases containing the famous recordings by the Million Dollar Quartet, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Studio, have been released.  

The Hoodoo Records label release the “Million Dollar Quartet – The Complete Session In Its Original Sequence” that comes with a 16 page booklet. 


The Charly Records label released “Million Dollar Quartet” on a double vinyl LP. This edition comes in a gatefold cover but contains less tracks than the Hoodoo records release of these recordings. 

Road To Nowhere


The import release “Road To Nowhere” has been released by the E.P. Collector label. This CD contains a previously unreleased concert performance as recorded live from the audience on May 21, 1977 in front of 18.000 fans at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Elvis Charts

US Charts
The CD “If I Can Dream” remained steady at #6 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #64 to #95 on the Belgian Album chart. 

UK Charts
The “If I Can Dream” CD dropped from #88 to #95 on the Official UK Album Chart. 
The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #74 to #69 on the Official UK Physical Sales Album Chart. 
The “ Platinum Elvis” CD set climbed from #43 to #42 on the Official UK Indie Album chart.

Scottish Charts
The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #88 to #84 on the Official Scottish Album Chart. 
The “The Real … Elvis” 3 CD set climbed from #98 to #94 on the Official Scottish Album chart.

Belgian Charts
The 3 CD set “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” re-entered the Belgian Mid-price Album chart at #45 this week. 

Australian Charts
The DVD "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" dropped from #28 to #34 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
This week both "Way Down in the Jungle Room" and "If I Can Dream" dropped off the Australian Album chart. 

(Source: FECC / The King's World / Elvis On CD / Amazon)