May 24 - Words He Lived By

The Elvis Presley Special Collector's Edition is proud to present the 10th installment in its ongoing celebration of the King of Rock & Roll: Elvis Presley: Words He Lived By. In this exclusive, 100-page collector's edition, fans of Elvis can find rare quotes and interviews, photos from Graceland, on the road and behind the scenes of his films and performances, and an introduction from Priscilla Presley herself.

(Source: On Newsstands Now)
 


May 23 - No Commends

The CMT import-label announced the release of "Elvis In Concert - No Commends".

From the press-release:
“If You Haven’t guessed by now... it’s been 40 years!” CMT is back with an outstanding release! It’s been 40 years since RCA released “Elvis in Concert” , still a favorite after all these years, not only for historic reasons, cause although not in good health Elvis voice was still incredible! 

The producers have done a new approach on these recordings, and decided to make a more enjoyable version by cutting out all the fans comments, and edit the performances to one live concert, using 24Bit 96KHZ audio for the best possible sound. Most edits sound better then the original ones... including all songs from the original double album, plus five rare multi track bonus recordings, including a rocking “Mystery Train/Tiger Man” bringing the total to 33 tracks!

The set is limited to 500 copies and comes in a six panel digipack, with artwork matching the original release, including beautiful rare pictures. 

Full track-listing:
Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider That´s All Right Are You Lonesome Tonight? Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel You Gave Me A Mountain Jailhouse Rock How Great Thou Art I Really Don´t Want To Know Elvis introduces his Father Hurt Hound Dog My Way Can´t Help Falling in Love Closing Riff I Got A Woman/Amen Elvis Talks Love Me If You Love Me O Sole Mio/It´s Now Or Never Trying to Get to You Hawaiian Wedding Song Fairytale Little Sister Early Morning Rain What´d I Say Johnny B Goode And I Love You So 

Multi track bonus tracks:
Blue Suede Shoes Mystery Train/Tiger Man Little Darlin’ Help Me Unchained Melody 

(Source: FECC)

May 22 - On Fire In Florida


The Straight Arrow import-release announced the double CD release "On Fire In Florida" dedicated to Elvis' February ’77 tour.

From the press-release:
The Hollywood, February 12th, 1977 show was first released in 1994, 23 years have passed since then and now is the right time for a proper re-release. Straight Arrow went back to the original cassette and restored it from scratch. The West Palm Beach, February 13th, 1977 show was previously released from an incomplete soundboard source.

Our complete recording has been taken directly from a previously unreleased original audience-recorded mastertape. Both shows were recorded by the same person. In spite of Elvis’ unhealthy look especially at the beginning of tour, his concerts were solid and playlists were variable, incl. some rarely performed songs, actually, it was best tour of 1977. As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes photos taken in Hollywood and West Palm Beach and newspaper reviews of both concerts. If you liked our release “Got Me Workin’ Boss Man – 40 Years After Vol. 1” (SA/SP 2016-44-02), we'll bet that you will also love 40 Years After Vol. 2.

CD 1 - 12. 02. 1977
Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - My Boy (On Line) / My Way - Little Sister / Return To Sender (One Line) - Help Me - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions Of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - Love Letters - School Day - Hurt (With Reprise) - Hound Dog - Funny How Time Slips Away - Wooden Heart (One Line) / Unchained Melody - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

Previously released on the CD "Hot Time In Miami".

CD 2 - 13. 02. 1977
Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Little Sister - You Gave Me A Mountain - Blue Suede Shoes - O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - My Way - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Fever - Introductions Of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - Blueberry Hill - Love Letters (With Break) - School Day - Hurt - Hound Dog (With Funny False Start) - Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - Jailhouse Rock - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcement

Previously released on "Coming On Strong".

(Source: FECC)

May 20 - New Import Releases

Three new import titles appeared on eBay; 'Great Moments With Elvis', 'Elvis' and the 5 CD set 'TeeVee Treasures: The '68 Comeback Special' . The details from the listing on eBay.

'Great Moments With Elvis'
A superb collection of 17 rare early 1960's outtakes, housed in a 60's style 6 panel digipack. Most tracks are unreleased in this form (no false starts, studio chats or unfinished takes, but the full versions) and hard to find on CD .

1. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot - take 3 2. Surrender - take 9 3. Shoppin' Around - take 5 4. Make Me Know It - take 18 5. Lonely Man - sol - , take 3 6. Milky White Way - take 6 7. Little Sister - take 6 8. There's Always Me - take 9 9. Memphis, Tennessee - take 5 10. I Met Her Today - take 13 11. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - take 6 12. Something Blue - take 6 13. If You Think I Don't Need You - take 7 14. Western Union - take 3 15. They Remind Me Too Much Of You - take 7 16. Suspicion - spliced takes 4,5 17. Witchcraft - take 2

'Elvis' 
This great 6 panel digipack CD release (with the stunning cover !) is based on the original ‘Elvis’ Australia vinyl LP compilation album released in 1975 thru the RCA label. (Australian Only Orange RCA Victor label compilation - Australian Fan Club Release SP-106-G ). A fantastic collection of 19 rare outtakes, many of them unreleased in this form on CD by Elvis' official record company.

1. Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (Undubbed Version) 2. Easy Come Easy Go (Take 10) 3. Almost In Love (Original Single Version) 4. Today Tomorrow & Forever (Take 4) 5. Edge Of Reality (Take 6) 6. King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 6) 7. Let's Be Friends (Original Album Version) 8. I'll Take Love (Take 2B) 9. Long Legged Girl (Take 6) 10. US Male (Take 11) 11. Angel (Take 2) 12. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Live, August 22, 1969) 13. I'm Not The Marrying Kind (Take 6) 14. C'mon Everybody (Take 7) 15. This Is Living (Take 8) 16. Follow That Dream (Take 2) 17. Flaming Star (Channel Mix Master) 18. A Whistling Tune (Take 3) 19. You'll Never Walk Alone (Take 2 - Edited)


TeeVee Treasures: The '68 Comeback Special

With 5 individual jewelcases, packed in lp sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of cd/vinyl packaging. Something deluxe. This exclusive 5 cd box set contains approx 5 hours of rare and unreleased material from the legendary 1968 NBC TV SPECIAL. Many for the first time available on CD. Listen to how the musical content for the special develops and how this became a turning point in Elvis’ career, as well as one of the most iconic music specials in TV history. We take you back to 1968! Hear: Trouble / Guitar man / Memories / If i can dream / Let yourself go / Big boss man / It hurts me / Nothingville / Little Egypt and many more.

Disc 1: The Original Mono Album
01 Trouble / Guitar Man  02 Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up / Can’t Help Falling In Love  Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender  03 Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved  04 Blue Christmas / One Night  05 Memories  06 Nothingville / Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man 07 If I Can Dream The Outtakes / June 20 1968nothingville / Guitar Man (Part 1)  Guitar Man’s Evil Section 1 08 Warming Up 09 Take 1  10 Take 5 & 6  Let Yourself Go (Part 1)  Guitar Man’s Evil Section 2 11 Take 1  12 Take 2-5  13 Take 6  14 Take 7 (Master)  Guitar Man (Part 2) / Escape Section 1 (Fast)  15 Take 1-3  16 Take 4-5  17 Take 6-8  Calliope Carnival / Escape Section 2  18 Take 1 Big Boss Man / Escape Section 3  19 Take 1-2  It Hurts Me (Part 1) / Escape Section 4  20 Take 1  21 Take 2-4  22 Take 5  23 Take 6-7 (Master Take Call Only) 

Disc 2: It Hurts Me (Part 2) / After Karate Section 1 / June 21 
01 Take 1  02 Take 2-3  03 Take 4-5 (Tape Cut)  Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I  Go But To The Lord / Yes, Yes, Yes / Up Above My Head  (Intro) / Gospel Section 1 / June 21  04 Rehearsal & Take 1  Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (Intro)  Gospel Section 2 / June 21  05 Take 4 & 7 Trouble / Guitar Man / Guitar Man Opening / June 22  06 Take 1  07 Take 2-3  If I Can Dream - Record Version / June 23  08 Take 1  09 Take 2-4  10 Take 5 (Master)  Memories - Vocal Overdub / June 24  11 Track Only Take 3 & 4 With V.O Take 1 It Hurts Me - Vocal Overdub & Playback Amusement Pier Part 2 / June 27  12 Take 1-3  13 Preparation For Next Take  14 Take 4  15 Take 5  16 Take 6-8  17 Take 9-10 (Master)  Trouble / Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub Of  After Karate Section 3 Track / June 29 6.00 Pm Show  18 Trouble / Guitar Man  Trouble / Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub Of After Karate  Section 3 Track / Guitar Man With Road / June 29 8.00 Pm  19 Take 1-3  20 Take 4  21 Preparation For Next Take  22 Tiptoe Through The Tulips / Macarthur Park  23 Take 5  Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub Road #2 / June 30  24 Take 1  25 Take 2 (Master)  Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub Road #3 / June 30  26 Take 1  27 Take 2  28 Take 3  29 Take 4  30 Take 5  31 Take 6 (Master)  32 If I Can Dream - Dubdown Of June 23 Master 

Disc 3: If I Can Dream - Vocal Overdub / June 30 
01 Take 1-2  02 Take 3  03 Take 4 (Master)  Trouble / Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub & Playbackopening Section #1 / June 30  04 Take 1  05 Take 2  06 Take 3-5  07 Take 6 08 Take 7 (Master)  Guitar Man - Vocal Overdub / Alley / June 30  09 Take 1  10 Take 2  11 Take 3-5  12 Take 6 (Master) Little Egypt / Trouble - Vocal Overdub / Nightclub  June 30  13 Take 1  14 Take 2 (No Take)  15 Take 3  16 Take 4 (Master)  Trouble - Vocal Overdub / Disco / June 30 17 Take 1  18 Take 2 (Master)  Trouble - Vocal Overdub / Supper Club / June 30 19 Take 1  20 Take 2  21 Take 3 (Master)  Bonus: Memories - Vocal Overdub  22 Memories / June 27 6.00pm Sitdown Show  23 Memories / June 27 8.00pm Sitdown Show Saved (Part 1) / Preach For The Sky / Saved (Part 2)  Gospel Section 3 / June 22  24 Take 6 - Incomplete Used For Spliced Master  25 Let Yourself Go - Alternate Master  26 Memories - Mono Master  27 Memories - Stereo Master  28 If I Can Dream - Record Version Mono Master  29 Let Yourself Go - Spliced ‘91 Version  30 Let Yourself Go - Closing Instrumental Dubdown 

Disc 4 The Soundtrack Versions 01 Trouble / Guitar Man (Incl. Scratch)  02 Gospel Medley  03 Road Medley Road Medley Composite  04 Complete Version  05 Original Album Version - Unedited  Gospel Medley Composite  06 Complete Version  07 Complete Version - Unedited  08 It Hurts Me - Spliced Master  09 Saved - Spliced Master With Edited Intro  10 Trouble / Guitar Man - Stereo Version  11 Tag - Uh Uh Uh / June 30 

Disc 5
The Original Singer Commercials
01 Singer Introduces The Nbc Tv Special #1
02 Singer Introduces The Nbc Tv Special #2
03 Singer Commercial #1
04 Singer Commercial #2
05 Singer Commercial #3
06 Singer Commercial #4
07 Singer Commercial #5
08 Singer Commercial #6
09 The ‘68 Comeback Radio Special

One-Hour Radio Special Which Premiered In August 2008 Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis Presley’s ‘68 Comeback Special.

Original program director Steve Binder, guitarist Scotty Moore and others look back on how this became a turning point in Elvis’ career, as well as one of the most iconic music specials in TV history. Hosted by singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell this interesting special is put together by the same team behind the acclaimed 2007 Elvis Specials 'The Early Years', 'Viva Las Vegas' and 'He Touched Me'.  Total Running Time : 59.05

(Source: FECC / eBay)

May 19 - New Releases

Due from the Real Gone Music budgetlabel on June 16, 2017 is the 4 CD set "At the Movies Vol. 2". Box set

Due from the Friday Music label on July 14, 2017 is the classic "Elvis Is Back" album. This re-issue comes on 180 Gr. audiophile translucent blue vinyl in a gatefold cover. 

Due from RCA Legacy on July 28, 2017 is the vinyl album "A Boy from Tupelo: the Sun Masters".

(Source: Amazon)

May 18 - Packing The Arena

The MfX import-label announced the release of a new CD set entitled 'Packing The Arena' featuring both shows performed on on April 25, 1976 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach CA. The label decided to produce longbox digi-pack with five different sleeve variations of 100 copies each. The first cover will be a deluxe edition with exclusive content.

The 16 page booklet contains information on both shows including a collection of live photographs newspapers clips, memorabilia and poster (40x30 cm) on glossy 135 gram paper. Each version comes with one of four different posters and a copy of the original newspaper clip (20x40 cm). Addition to the first 100 numbered copies:

  • Four large art-stickers 
  • Exclusive A4 size digi-pack
  • Two sleeve variations (50/50 copies)
  • Exclusive 12 page booklet
  • Exclusive fridge-magnet (7x5 cm)
  • Exclusive tote bag in two different variations
  • Exclusive poster on high glossy 135 Gr. paper (40x30 cm)
  • Exclusive certificate of authenticity (21x29 cm) on glossy 300 Gr. paper.
  • Copy of the original newspaper clip (20x40 cm) on glossy paper.