Friday, September 15, 2017

Elvis Christmas With The Philharmonic Orchestra - Deluxe Edition

Elvis Christmas With The Philharmonic Orchestra - Deluxe Edition


October 6th, Sony and Legacy Recordings will release the sequel to the albums' If I I Can Can Dream' and' The Wonder of You', the collaboration in which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will put Elvis' songs in a new style. The previous two albums were always a success, in which a number of concerts were organised. This Christmas album is available digital, CD and on vinyl. On 24 November another' Deluxe Edition' will follow with four extra tracks from the 1957 EP' Peace In The Valley' by Elvis, now with new arrangements by the RPO.

Tracklist Deluxe Edition:

01.Santa Claus Is Back In Town
02.White Christmas
03.Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
04.Merry Christmas Baby
05.Blue Christmas
06.I’ll Be Home For Christmas
07.Winter Wonderland
08.Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
09.Silver Bells
10.Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
11.O Come, All Ye Faithful
12.The First Noel
13.Silent Night

BONUS TRACKS

14.(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
15.I Believe
16.Take My Hand, Precious Lord
17.It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

Source: ElvisMatters; Various

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Song For Sheila - E.P. Collector

A Song For Sheila - E.P. Collector


Expected soon from the E.P. Collector label is another exciting new release. 
Our next CD is titled "A Song For Sheila" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-14)
Elvis Presley opened his 11th Las Vegas season on August 19th, and he performed a total of 27 shows, closing on September 2nd. Once again, Elvis revisited his live repertoire based on previous seasons and he included several tracks from the December ’73 recording sessions, and he also added songs like "Softly As I Leave You” and „If You Love Me (Let Me Know)“. Elvis' new love, the beautiful Sheila Ryan was present and Elvis sang the rarely performed „Early Morning Rain“ for her. He sings the complete song.

The Las Vegas, August 29th, 1974 Dinner show is previously unreleased except for 7 songs released from a soundboard source by the FTD label („It’s Midnight“ CD). This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples. 
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in August 1974. 
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it. 

Tracklist: 

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02. C. C. Rider 
03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen 
04. Elvis talks, introduction of red West and Sonny West
05. Love Me 
06. If You Love Me (Let me Know) 
07. It's Midnight 
08. Big Boss Man 
09. Fever 
10. Love Me Tender 
11. All Shook Up 
12. The Wonder Of You 
13. Softly As I leave You (with reprise) 
14. Hound Dog 
15. An American Trilogy 
16. Band Introductions / monologue 
17. If You Talk In Your Sleep 
18. Elvis talks about karate 
19. Why Me Lord 
20. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 
21. How Great Thou Art 
22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) 
23. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Sheila Ryan 
24. Early Morning Rain 
25. Hawaiian Wedding Song 
26. Elvis talks, introduction of Bill Cosby 
27. Can't Help Falling In Love 
28. Closing Vamp 

Source: Elvis Collectors

A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4 - E.P. Collector

A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4 - E.P. Collector


Expected soon from the E.P. Collector label is another exciting new release. 
Our next CD is titled "A Sensational Opening Night" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-13) 
Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 4th, 1972, Opening show, this CD is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 4" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 4th, 1972 Opening Night was first released in 2003 on the CDs „No Fooling Around“ and „Another Opening Night“. Those CDs were taken from a different, incomplete source tape. Our new recording is great sounding and, for the first time, 100% complete.

Elvis started his 7th season in Las Vegas with a fairly dynamic opening night. It was reported that Elvis was suffering from a headache, and he kept the opening show short with minimal in-between songs talk. He did not perform his usual showstopper „Suspicious Minds“, but he was on stage for 50 minutes, singing his heart out with a passion and energy not seen since August 1970. Compared to the previous Vegas season and the following tour in April, Elvis was in great physical shape, tanned, slim and full of energy. He was in a much better mental shape too, because his new girlfriend, model Linda Thompson accompanied him for the whole first week of this engagement. This concert is a good example of Elvis at his best, mixing rock’n’roll with ballads and blues, singing old and new songs, and looking great.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of original audience recorded cassette tape. You may ask your supplier for samples. 
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972, including REAL Aug. 4th, Opening night photos! 
If you have enjoyed our other August 1972 releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "Everybody Let’s Rock", then you are sure to enjoy our latest release. 
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and we hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!

Tracklist: 

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme)
02. C. C. Rider
03. A Big Hunk Of Love 
04. Never Been To Spain 
05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 
06. Love Me Tender 
07. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man 
08. What Now My Love 
09. Love Me 
10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back 
11. Blue Suede Shoes 
12. The Wonder Of You 
13. One Night 
14. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 
15. Hound Dog 
16. My Way (premier version) 
17. Band Introductions 
18. My Babe (performed for the last time) 
19. An American Trilogy 
20. Introduction of Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka 
21. Can't Help Falling In Love 
22. Closing Vamp

Source: Elvis Collectors

Tahoe '73 - Ragdoll

Tahoe '73 - Ragdoll


Coming out soon from the Ragdoll label is an unreleased audience recorded show from Lake Tahoe titled "Tahoe '73". This show is the midnight show, May 9th, 1973. 
This one is a good solid show.

Lake Tahoe May 9, 1973 Midnight show

01. Opening Riff / C. C. Rider 
02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen 
03. Love Me Tender (with false start) 
04. You Dont Have To Say You Love Me 
05. Steamroller Blues
06. You Gave Me A Mountain 
07. Love Me 
08. Blue Suede Shoes 
09. Heartbreak Hotel 
10. Medley 
11. I'm Leavin 
12. Hound Dog 
13. What Now My Love 
14. Suspicious Minds (with edit, perhaps due to turning of cassette in recorder) 
15. Band Introductions 
16. I'll Remember You 
17. I Can't Stop Loving You 
18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 
19. A Big Hunk O'Love 
20. Can't Help Falling In Love 
21. Closing Vamp / Announcements

Source: Elvis Collectors

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Spliced takes" - Still In Memphis - STAR / CMT

"Spliced takes" - Still In Memphis - STAR / CMT


Fans know what to expect with this series, some highlights are mentioned here, but in fact the whole cd is one big highlight!

WAY DOWN - Starts of with the band fooling around, Elvis joins the fun and it runs straight into the song!

WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK - Over six (!!) splices make a very different version, with extra verses and piano solo.

I'M MOVIN' ON - This splice includes ALL verses done by Elvis , and runs longer then other versions.
Same goes for HEY JUDE, which also sound very fresh.

SHE THINKS I STILL CARE - One of THE highlights probably, Here Elvis start of with the slower version, James takes over and off they go into the faster version, 
this works very good, and maybe should have been released like this!

GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S LOST HIS MIND - The title was renamed for fun, and that's what we are getting here, a nice complete take with lots
of fooling around.

SUSPICIOUS MINDS - What's a "Memphis" release without this classic, because some rare parts are used, this one again sound
very different to previous releases outtakes.

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM - Just listen to the "harmony" ending, very nice to hear two different sounding Elvis voices.

Full tracklisting:

01. Way Down - Alternate Master
02. For the Heart - Spliced take 1,4
03. Wearin'That Loved On Look - Spliced Take 12,13,14,15,13,9
04. I'm Movin'On - Alternate Master
05. If You Don't Come Back - Spliced take 8,6,3
06. For Ole Time Sake - Spliced take 5,6,7,4
07. I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Spliced take 8,10,8,11,14
08. Hey Jude - Spliced take 5,1,7,7
09. Promised Land - Alternate master
10. There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 6,7,1
11. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Spliced take 3,5,6
12. She Thinks I Still Care - Spliced take 7,15
13. Help Me - Spliced take Fs/Undubbed Master
14. Girl of Mine - Spliced take 3,6,9
15. In the Ghetto - Spliced take 2,3
16. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - Spliced take 1,2
17. Good Time Charlie's Lost His Mind
18. Never Again - Spliced take 1,9
19. The Last Farewell - Spliced take 1,5
20. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Spliced take 1,2,4
21. She Wears My Ring - Spliced Take 7,4,8,8,8     
22. Inherit the Wind - Alternate Master
23. Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 2,1,4,6
24. Do You Know Who I Am - Alternate Master

Source: Elvis Collectors

Monday, September 4, 2017

Elvis - The Movies Book

Elvis - The Movies Book

Writer Erik Lorentzen, known from The Elvis Files books and magazines, will bring another new book on the market this year. 
With the collaboration of Alan Hanson, Lorentzen will focus on Elvis's film career in the new 400-page book Elvis - The Movies. 
Of course, there will be a lot of pictures in the book with details about the many movies that Elvis made since '56.

Release date: December 2017



Source: ElvisMatters

Elvis Christmas With The Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Christmas With The Philharmonic Orchestra


Vinyl Playlist:

01. Santa claus is back in town
02. White christmas
03. Here comes santa claus (right down santa claus lane)
04. Merry christmas baby
05. Blue christmas
06. I'll be home for christmas
07. Winter wonderland
08. Santa bring my baby back (to me)
09. Silver bells
10. Oh little town of bethlehem
11. O come all ye faithful
12. The first Noël
13. Silent night

Release Date: October 6, 2017

Source: Amazon

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Private Presley CD / Private Presley LP

Private Presley CD / Private Presley LP



A special release made for the Elvis Presley Festival in Bad Nauheim is a beautiful CD and LP Private Presley. 
The tracklisting features tracks released during his army period and home recordings 
and some post army tracks.

Source: Elvis Collectors

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