Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Alternate Today - Hepcat LP002

The Alternate Today - Hepcat LP002



Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the Today album.
Now 43 years later Hepcat records releases :

"THE ALTERNATE TODAY" as a deluxe 2 LP set.

After the release of “The Alternate Today” 10 INCH boxset and with the release of “behind closed doors” 10 INCH boxset this 2LP set was a little behind on schedule.

But now it is finally released and it is a true beauty!

Available in black or blue virgin vinyl in a deluxe gatefold cover.

This is a very limited edition so get it while you can.

Tracklisting:

T-R-O-U-B-L-E - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 6)
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 1)
SHAKE A HAND - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
PIECES OF MY LIFE - UNDUBBED MASTER ALT. MIX (TAKE 4)
FAIRYTALE - UNEDITED UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 3)
I CAN HELP - TAKE 1 & 2 (UNDUBBED MASTER)
BRINGING IT BACK - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 4)
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - UNDUBBED MASTER (TAKE 5)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 1
BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 1
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 1
BRINGING IT BACK - TAKE 2 & 3
AND I LOVE YOU SO - TAKE 3
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - TAKE 2 & 3
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE - BASS OVERDUBBED MASTER (ACETATE SOURCE)
AND I LOVE YOU SO - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
FAIRYTALE - LIVE MARCH 22 1975
T-R-O-U-B-L-E - LIVE APRIL 24 1975

Source: ElvisCollectors

From Omaha To Rapid City

From Omaha To Rapid City


Omaha’s “Civic Auditorium Arena” & Rapid City’s “Rushmore Plaza Civic Center” were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3rd 1977. Also released on the same day was the “Elvis In Concert” double vinyl album. Many tracks contained overdubs.
The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows.
Now on popular demand the two shows are available on this beautiful 2cd set. Packaging is a fold out deluxe digipack.

DISC1

June 19, 1977 - Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06. Love Me
07. Fairytale
08. Little Sister
09. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
10. And I Love You So
11. Jailhouse Rock
12. How Great Thou Art
13. Band Introductions
14. Early Mornin' Rain
15. What'd I Say
16. Johnny B. Goode
17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt introduction)
18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff introduction)
19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) introduction
20. I Really Don't Want To Know
21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
22, Charlie Hodge introduction
23. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
24. Hurt
25. Hound Dog
26. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
27. Thanking the audience & staff
28. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements
29. Closing Vamp

DISC2

June 21, 1977 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06, Love Me
07. If You Love Me (let me know)
08. You Gave Me A Mountain
09. Jailhouse Rock
10. O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
11. Tryin’To Get To You
12. Hawaiian Wedding Song
13. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
14. My Way
15. Introductions
16. TCB band introductions (incomplete solo’s)
17. I Really Don't Want To Know
18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
19. Charlie Hodge introduction
20. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
21. Elvis Introduces His Father
22. Hurt
23. Hound Dog
24. Unchained Melody
25. Thanking the audience & staff
26. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Source: ELvisCollectors

Elvis Summer Festival

Elvis Summer Festival


A fantastic special Summer Release, this cool looking 6 panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form !
Have yourself a wonderful summer with this excellent collection !
LIMITED SUMMER EDITION ONLY !!

FOUNTAIN OF LOVE ( TAKE 6 )
FOR THE MILLIONTH & THE LAST TIME ( TAKE 7 )
SLICIN' SAND ( TAKE 10 )
SAND CASTLES ( TAKE 1 )
RIDING THE RAINBOW ( STEREO MASTER )
I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE ( TAKE 13 )
WONDERFUL WORLD ( TAKE 6 )
NIGHT RIDER ( TAKE 5 )
ISLAND OF LOVE ( TAKE 8 )
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR ( TAKE 7 )
NO MORE ( TAKE 9 )
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ( TAKE 14 )
YOU'LL BE GONE ( TAKE 4 )
MEXICO ( TAKE 6 )
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM FROM ( TAKE 13 )
ROCK A HULA BABY ( TAKE 3 )
HAPPY ENDING ( TAKE 9 )
WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE ( TAKE 6 )

Source: ElvisCollectors

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Viva Las Vegas Sessions (3CD-set)

The Viva Las Vegas Sessions (3CD-set Limited Edition)

End this month the new FTD title "The Viva Las Vegas Sessions" 3CD-set. (limited edition)
The box set contains more than one hour previously unreleased false starts, breaks and complete sweepstakes! 
All tracks have been newly remixed and remastered from the original 3-track 
session tapes. 
The booklet contains 28 pages of rare photos, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, 
a biography of Ann-Margret of the late Stuart Colman and a 
movie review by Alan Hanson. 

Source: ElvisMatters

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Where No One Stands Alone

Where No One Stands Alone

Where No One Stands Alone" celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley's gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, "Where No One Stands Alone" introduces newly-recorded instrumentation, rare alternate vocals from Elvis, and backing vocal contributions from music legends who'd performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis such as, Darlene Love; Cissy Houston; Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill, Donnie Sumner and Larry Strickland of The Stamps Quartet. The album also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album's title track and spiritual touchstone. It will be released on both vinyl and CD.

"Where No One Stands Alone" provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer's favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley's beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash "Crying In The Chapel," "How Great Thou Art," "You'll Never Walk Alone"), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller's "Saved") and traditional hymns and spirituals ("So High," "Stand By Me," "In The Garden," "Amazing Grace").

"Since I was two years old," Elvis Presley once said, "all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release." It was Elvis' explosive mix of styles--blues, bluegrass, country, swing, pop--that generated his iconic world-changing rock n' roll, but it was the hymns, spirituals and church music of his childhood, the deep-seated gospel roots that sustained Elvis and his musical vision throughout his life.

"This was his favorite genre - no question about it," says Lisa Marie in her album notes. "He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive - whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans."

Tracklisting:

01. I've Got Confidence
02. Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley)
03. Saved
04. Crying In The Chapel
05. So High
06. Stand By Me
07. Bosom Of Abraham
08. How Great Thou Art
09. I, John
10. You'll Never Walk Alone
11. He Touched Me
12. In The Garden
13. He Is My Everything
14. Amazing Grace

Source: ElvisNews

Friday, June 15, 2018

April 14 1972 Elvis Greensboro - Victrola (Luxe CD album and 2 LP set)

April 14 1972 Elvis Greensboro - Victrola (Luxe CD album and 2 LP set)


From the original 16 and 8 track master tapes.

Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.
So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ''Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition''. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used this far as a source for this show. On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy, that) and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo on "Greensboro Revolution". The recording that we obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait for the samples! Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy... And you are right there! Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That's how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound. As a bonus, we've added a bonus disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ''Funny How Time Slips Away'' from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren't a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world (wasn't that "Searcher" film a real doozy?), but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can! We do understand some people will be sceptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is! To assure these people, we will be posting samples soon, so that they can compare & make graphics to their hearts' content. This is the real deal, folks... And one project that we're damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet.

We are proud to announce too, that ''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix.

Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro 2 cd set

CD 1
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. CC Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been To Spain
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
10. Hound Dog
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. A Big Hunk O’ Love
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Suspicious Minds
15. Love Me tender
16. Introductions
17. For The Good Times
18. An American Trilogy
19. Burning Love
20. Release Me
21. Funny How Times Slips Away
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 2
01. Johnny B. Goode (Take 1 - 3)
02. Always On My Mind (Take 2 - With Additional Dialogue)
03. Separate Ways (Take 1 & 2 - With Additional Dialogue)
04. Time Has Made A Change In Me (J.D Sumner & The Stamps)
05. I Should Have Been Crucified (J.D Sumner & The Stamps Quartet)
06. I, John
07. Bosom Of Abraham - You Better Run
08. Lead Me, Guide Me
09. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Nearer My God To Thee
10. Sweet Sweet Spirit (By J.D Sumner & The Stamps Quartet)
11. When It's My Time (By Bill Baize & The Stamps Quartet)
12. All Shook Up
13. Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel
14. Are You Lonesome Tonight
15. I Can't Stop Loving You
16. How Great Thou Art
17. An American Trilogy (April 9, 1972 - This Is Elvis Overdub)
18. The Lighthouse (One Liner) - Hound Dog
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
20. A Big Hunk O Love
21. Funny How Time Slips Away

LP tracklisting: Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro 2 lp set

Side 1
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. CC Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been To Spain
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go

Side 2
1. Polk Salad Annie
2. Love Me
3. ( Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
4. Hound Dog
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. A Big Hunk O’ Love

Side 3
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. Suspicious Minds
3. Love Me tender
4. Introductions
5. For The Good Times
6. An American Trilogy

Side 4
1. Burning Love
2. Release Me
3. Funny How Times Slips Away
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Searcher - The Outtakes & Live Performances (LPM-05AR)

The Searcher - The Outtakes & Live Performances (LPM-05AR)


Label: A. Records
Release Date: (June 2018)
Recording Type: Alternate Takes / Live
Sound: Very Good

Don't Mess Around With Me.....I'm Evil - CMT / STAR

Don't Mess Around With Me.....I'm Evil - CMT / STAR


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis legendary "Comeback Special" .
Since the performances can not be beaten, the best thing for us to do would be to present them in the same way as they were recorded... but since that has been done over and over (and over and over) CMT is proud to present this STAR production , which is the best release containing  the 1968 recordings.....in 50 years!!

Much time and effort went into this release, some live tracks have been "spliced" from different shows, some studio tracks have been re-created and sound breathtaking!
The live tracks are blended very cool, so you get the feeling you are listening to a complete show.

Probably THE highlight is the "complete" version of Trouble/Guitar Man, cool edits make this work very well and makes the track even more "Evil" 
Some tracks have been shortened to make it a different listning experience, "That's All Right" for example is presented just like the original 1954 version, with no repeating versus and chorus.
"Let Yourself Go" has been spliced with the instrumental version and sounds very different. The "Gospel" segment has been re-created from scratch containing clever splices to make it sound just like the original version, only different ..."Blue Suede Shoes" (Stand up) has been re-edited and kicks some serious a.....
Throw in some more spliced takes , a rare rehearsal version of Blue Moon of Kentucky (spliced) and some cool live edits, turn up to volume and enjoy this excellent release

Presented in a six panel digipack, limited to 500 copies, this one will be gone soon!

Blue Moon of Kentucky - Rehearsal
Band Warming Up
Trouble/Guitar Man - Alternate Extended Master
That's All Right - Spliced version 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Hound Dog 
All Shook Up
Jailhouse Rock
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes - Alternate Master
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Spliced version
Trying To Get To You
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Can't Help Falling in Love
It Hurts Me Section 4 part 1, take 1/Section 1 take 1 
If I Can Dream - take 1
Let Yourself Go - Alternate Master  
Nothingville Evil Section 1  take 1
Guitar Man Evil Section 1, take 10
Big Boss Man Escape Section 3 take 1
Guitar Man Section 2, take 1
Little Egypt Section 2 , take 1
Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
Tiger Man
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Alternate Master
One Night
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherles Child - take 1
Where Could I Go But To The Lord - take 1
Up Above My Head - spliced take 4,7
Saved - Alternate Master
Memories - Alternate Master

Source: ElvisCollectors

3764 - The Final Recordings - CMT / STAR

3764 - The Final Recordings - CMT / STAR


Includes all tracks from both "Elvis Presley Boulevard" and "Moody Blue" 

He'll Have To Go has been remade into a very different sounding track, it starts of with Elvis singing "He'll Have to Ho" James throws in a lick, and then our man bursts into "Put your sweet lips...." 
"Love Coming Down" has been extended but there are no repeatable parts. 
"Danny Boy" has been spliced with the live version, and America starts and ends with short studio parts, filled with a live version, also recorded in Memphis!
Named above are only a few highlights, fans of the series know what to expect and will not be dissapointed by this latest adition. Don't spend money on cheap rip off versions, be sure to support the team that does the hard work so you can enjoy them at home.

Beautiful artwork matching the original release.

Hurt - Spliced take 1,2
Never Again   - Spliced take  8,7,4,5,4
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  - Spliced take 1,2,5
Danny Boy  - Spliced take 5/Live June 1, 1976
The Last Farewell  - Spliced take 5,3 undubbed masters *
For the Heart  - Spliced take 4b,5,b,5a
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Alternate Master
Solitaire   - Spliced take 1,2,1,8
Love Coming Down  - Spliced take  2,4 extended
Ill Never Fall in Love Again - Spliced take 2,1,2,4
He'll Have to Go - Alternate Master 
Way Down - Alternate Master * 
Pledging My Love - Spliced take 2,5,1,3 
Moody Blue - Spliced Live; 02/20/77-02/21/77 
She Think's I Still Care - Spliced take 9,7 ,10  
It's Easy For You - Spliced take 3,4,2
America - Live, Memphis Tennessee 07/05/76 *

Source: ElvisCollectors

Sunday, May 27, 2018

From The Beginning To The End - SR Records

From The Beginning To The End - SR Records


To be released soon, From The Beginning To The End (SR Records) with focus on Elvis’ first September 1970 tour, featuring the opening show of the tour in Phoenix September 09th and the closing show of the Tour in Mobile September 14th, 1970. Both the shows are previously unreleased taken directly from a first generation tape.
The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without the doubt in the Elvis’ first Tour in the seventies present Elvis at the top of his possibilities, delivering maybe shorter shows respect the previous summer seasons, but still solid. If Rock is attitude the man still has it. The performances are terrific rough and sharp.

Here are presented two unreleased shows from the September tour. Both the show are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, with the exception of Bridge Over Troubled Water and Funny How Time Slips included in the final Show of Mobile..

We are happy and proud of the result we hope you can enjoy too, in spite of the limitation of the audience recording, we are talking of a big Arena shows no of the intimate Las Vegas showroom. The shows are fantastic and the track listing is solid, Elvis is delivering us a sort of greatest hits. Starting from his latest single I’ve Lost You then with the more successful The Wonder Of You, passing to the two best singles of 1969, In The Ghetto and Suspicious Minds without forgetting the glorious fifties with Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog…. All the songs are very well performed.

This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of foldout booklet with focus and details on the tour including a collection of live photographs newspapers clips and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size and a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size..

In matter to have a special collector item, the 420 copies will be presented with SIX different sleeves VARIATION ( the tour touched six cities, so we decided to delivery six different sleeves, one for each city!!!).All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 420 COPIES

As tradition of the label, SR LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE TOGETHER THE 420 copies of STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 80 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS. 
COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!! 

Veteran Memorial Coliseum NV, Phoenix AZ September 09th 1970

Time 42 min.

01.That’s All Right 02. I Got A Woman/Amen 03. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (excerpt) 04. Love Me Tender 05. I’ve Lost You 06. Sweet Caroline (Intro Only) 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introduction 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. The Wonder Of You 12. In The Ghetto 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Municipal Auditorium, Mobile AL, September 14th, 1970 

Time 46 min. 

01. Intro 02. That’s All Right 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. I Walk The Line (excerpt) 05. Love Me Tender 06. I’ve Lost You 07. You ’ve Lost The Loving Feeling 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Band Introduction 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Band Introduction 12. The Wonder Of You 13. In The Ghetto 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up 16. Don’t Be Cruel 17. Hound Dog 18. Bridge Troubled Water 19. Suspicious Minds 20.Funny How Time Slips Away.21 Can’t Help Falling In Love

Source: ElvisCollectors

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