Monday, February 20, 2017

Wild In Wichita! - E.P. Collector

Wild In Wichita! - E.P. Collector

Expected soon from the E.P. Collector label is another fine release, our 10th - and 1st one for 2017.

This new CD is titled "Wild In Wichita!“ (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-10). It was recorded live from the audience in Wichita, Kansas, on December 27th, 1976.
This is a previously unreleased show, taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape.

This show was recorded by an American woman and her recording was never in circulation. Until now, the Wichita show was never available in an acceptable sound. The only existing tape was of absolutely horrible quality, perhaps the worst audience recording ever. The EPE label looked for a better tape and succeeded! Although still not great quality, it is a very listenable recording of this wonderful December ’76 tour-opening show!

To prevent possible speculations: many years ago, the official „Follow That Dream“ label reportedly planned a possible soundboard release of the Wichita ’76 show. Unfortunately, this info was based on a mislabeled tape in the FTD vaults. There are no indications that a soundboard recording of this show exists.

Just as all other December '76 tour shows, this concert is excellent! Elvis appeared on stage with the same joy and energy as in Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve. Highlights are "Fairytale", "And I Love You So", a full version of "Early Mornin' Rain", an unbeatable performance of "How Great Thou Art", and "Hurt". One unique performance stands out. It was the very first time that Elvis performed "Unchained Melody", accompanying himself on piano. This premier performance is tentative in parts but that's part of the magic. A great Presley moment!

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet, filled with a.o. a local newspaper concert review, and special memories by the American fan who taped the show. We are happy that she was willing to share her unique, never before published snapshots, too! All images used for this project were taken in Wichita, KS, December 27, 1976.


Pre-program: 01. The Fifth Of Beethoven (disco version, by Joe Guercio orchestra) - 02. Gone At Last (by The Stamps) - 03. Operator (by The Stamps). Elvis Presley show: 04. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 05. C. C. Rider - 06. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 07. Love Me - 08. Fairytale - 09. You Gave Me A Mountain - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. medley: O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 12. All Shook Up - 13. medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. And I Love You So - 15. Fever - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions -  18. Early Mornin' Rain - 19. What'd I Say - 20. Johnny B. Goode - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 25. Love Letters - 26. School Day - 27. Hurt (with reprise) - 28. Hound Dog - 29. How Great Thou Art - 30. Unchained Melody (performed 1st time) - 31. Can't Help Falling In Love - 32. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Source: Elvis Collectors

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spliced takes - Hollywood Revisited - CMT

Spliced takes - Hollywood Revisited - CMT

After last year’s releases, fans asked for more and now CMT is proud to present their latest release which promises to be another winner! Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an even better job , with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes , to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes.

We're back in Hollywood for some incredible new splices ! We start off with a "too fast" version of "Flaming Star", just for fun the "End Title" at the end of the cd also has been done in a "too fast" edit, but it sounds pretty good! 
One of THE highlights is probably "Adam and Evil" which has a totally new "jungle beat" opening, no new instruments were used, butt purely rough studio snippets to complete an amazing new take out of 5 takes, with new fade out ending! "G.I. Blues" was re-made out of lots of takes, and sounds very new to your ears! And what to think of the "break up" version of "Yoga is As Yoga Does" , lots of funny segments are included in this complete new track. "Moonlight Swim" has the instrumental break on the end, which also sounds very refreshing! "It Won't Be Long" has a longer "bluesy" intro, and was extended for listening pleasure

We could go on, but the best thing to do is PRE-ORDER now, and enjoy all of the 30 tracks by yourself! Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know.. “the end is near” almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a “New” album! 
The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies! Pre-order your set now, this will be sold out soon! 


Flaming Star - Alternate Master (fast)
A Cane And A High Starched Collar - Alternate Master  *
Beyond the Bend - Spliced take 1,2
Shopping Around - Spliced take 6,7,9,10
Adam and Evil - Spliced take 3,5,9,10,16 Amazing new opening jungle version
It Won’t Be Long - Spliced take 1,2,5
Moonlight Swim - Alternate Master
Mama - Alternate Master
Frankfort Special (medium tempo)- Spliced take 6,8
Mexico - Spliced take 1,2  *
Long Legged Girl - Spliced take 1,2
She's A Machine - Spliced take 4,4,5
G.I. Blues - Spliced take 4,2,3,5
Tonight's All Right for Love - Alternate Master
Riding the Rainbow - (Spliced from MX4-07 & M4-09) *
Doin’ the best I Can - Spliced take 5,7,9 
Dominic - Spliced take 1,2
A Little Less Conversation - Spliced take 12,15
Frankie and Johnny - Spliced take 3,4,1
Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter - Spliced take 2,5 
El Toro - Spliced take 2,1 *
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Spliced take 15,16
Yoga Is As Yoga Does - Spliced take 2,3,1,3,4
Cotton Candy Land - Spliced take 3,4
I'm Not the Marrying Kind - Spliced take 1,3,5,6
Am I Ready - Spliced take 5,6
A House That Has Everything - Spliced take 3,6
Forget Me Never - Spliced take 2,1 *
Happy Ending - Spliced take 4,6
Flaming Star (end title) - Spliced take 3,1

Source: Elvis Collectors

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Long Tall Sally - Ampex

Long Tall Sally - Ampex

Coming soon is a new CD release from the Ampex label after almost 14 years. This time they are bringing us “Long Tall Sally” featuring a great and rare unreleased show from January 27th, 1973 dinner show. This is the second show after the Aloha concert and the sound quality is very good for an audience recording.
In this show, he starts with Long Tall Sally right after CC Rider.
Nice to mention is that the photo from the original RCA album “Raised On Rock” was taking from this show too.


01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider 3:07
02. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 2:00
03. Until It's Time For You To Go 2:35
04. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:08
05. Steamroller Blues 3:18
06. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:22
07. Fever 3:24
08. Love Me 1:36
09. Blue Suede Shoes 1:15
10. Love Me Tender 2:23
11. Johnny B. Goode 2:24
12. Hound Dog 1:44
13. What Now My Love 2:59
14. Suspicious Minds 4:28
15. Band Introductions 1:50
16. I'll Remember You 2:34
17. I Can't Stop Loving You 2:35
18. An American Trilogy 4:38
19. Burning Love 3:32
20. Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39
21. Closing Vamp 0:40

Source: Elvis Collectors

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Date With Elvis - FTD

A Date With Elvis - FTD


Disc 1

Original Album 

Side 1

01 Blue Moon Of Kentucky 
02 Young And Beautiful 2:06
03 (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 
04 Milkcow Blues Boogie
05 Baby Let’s Play House

Side 2

06 Good Rockin’ Tonight 
07 Is It So Strange 
08 We’re Gonna Move
09 I Want To Be Free
10 I Forgot To Remember To Forget 

Bonus Songs

11 I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 
12 Let Me 

Stereo and Binaural

13 Young And Beautiful 
14 (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 
15 We’re Gonna Move 
16 I Want To Be Free (movie version, 

Splice of takes 10, 12 & 13) 

(binaural master not released as such before)

17 I Want To Be Free (record version, 

Splice of takes 11 & final ending take 5)

(binaural master not released as such before)

18 Is It So Strange (take 1) 
19 Is It So Strange (takes 2-9) 
20 Is It So Strange (take 10) 
21 Is It So Strange (take 11) 
22 Is It So Strange (take 12) 

(original master take)

Disc 2

Private Recordings from Germany

01 I’m Beginning To Forget You 
02 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (ending only) 
03 Mona Lisa 
04 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 
05 Guitar Piece 
06 Danny Boy – (1) 
07 Danny Boy – (2) 
08 Loving You (incomplete) 
09 Talk/I’m Beginning To Forget You – (2) 
10 Christmas 
11 I’m Beginning To Forget You – (3) 
12 I’m Beginning To Forget You – (4) 
13 I Asked The Lord (1 incomplete) 
14 I Asked The Lord – (2 incomplete) 
15 Apron Strings – (1) 
16 Soldier Boy 1:53
17 I Asked The Lord – (3 incomplete) 
18 I Asked The Lord – (4) 
19 I Asked The Lord – (5) 
20 Earth Angel
21 I Will Be True 
22 There’s No Tomorrow 
23 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (slow 2) 
24 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)/ Hound Dog
25 I Asked The Lord – (6) 
26 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (fast 2)
27 Apron Strings – (3) 
28 The Titles Will Tell 
29 Send Me Some Lovin’ 
30 The Fool – (1) 
31 The Fool – (2 incomplete) 
32 The Fool – (3) 
33 The Fool – (4) 

Badly Distorted Audio

34 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (fast 1) 
35 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – (slow 1) 
36 Apron Strings – (2) 
37 It’s Been So Long Darling

Source: Various

Speedway - The Remixed Soundtrack Masters - FTD

Speedway - The Remixed Soundtrack Masters - FTD

New FTD Vinyl. To be released on Feb. 20, 2017


01 Let Yourself Go 
02 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby 
03 There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song 
04 Who Are You? (Who Am I?) 
05 Speedway 06 He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad 
07 Suppose

01 Five Sleepy Heads 02 Goin’ Home – takes 24, 21 
03 Mine – takes 1, 2, 3, 4 
04 Western Union – take 1 
05 Suppose (Nashville master) 
06 Let Yourself Go – take 5

01 Your Groovy Self (master) Nancy Sinatra 
02 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby (movie version) 
03 Goin’ Home – takes 16, 23 
04 Mine – takes 8, 9 
05 Western Union – take 2, 3 
06 Let Yourself Go – take 6

01 Speedway 
02 There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song
03 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby 
04 Who Are You? (Who Am I?) 
05 He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad 
06 Let Yourself Go 
07 Your Groovy Self 
08 Five Sleepy Heads* 
09 Suppose*

* Not used in the final print

Source: Various