Sunday, January 17, 2021

Welcome Home Elvis! The Acetates - Memphis Mansion

 Welcome Home Elvis! The Acetates - Memphis Mansion



Welcome Home Elvis! The Acetates - Memphis Mansion

Here is an interesting new release of this historical material for Elvis collector's. 
Audio by Anthony Stuchbury and design by Søren Karstensen.

Two 12 inch vinyls, one 10 inch vinyl album, a booklet, poster and more. 

Tracks:
It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling (Opening ensemble)
Frank’s Time Machine (Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop)
Witchcraft (performed by Frank Sinatra)
Come On Bess (performed by Sammy Davis Jr.)
Oriental Wedding Celebration (Leona Irwin and the Tommy Hansen Dancers)
Gone With Wind (performed by Frank Sinatra)
Uh Oh-The Nutty Squirrels (The Tommy Hansen Dancers)
Sammy Recalls the Oscars (Sammy Davis Jnr.)
Shall We Dance (Sammy Davis Jnr. and Peter Lawford)
Fame and Fortune (Elvis Presley)
Stuck on You (Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet (performed by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft reprise (performed by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley)
Love Makes You Feel So Young (performed by Frank and Nancy Sinatra) Let’s Dance (Nancy Sinatra)
Goodbye (Frank Sinatra)

Source: Memphis Mansion

Friday, January 15, 2021

Elvis Rocks The Garden (3CD) - Straight Arrow

 Elvis Rocks The Garden (3CD) - Straight Arrow


In 2012 we have released the great June 9th Madison Square Garden NYC concert (CD "Left a Good Job in The City," SA 2012-24-02). This, now classic, is hopelessly sold out for many years. Now we have restored this recording again from scratch. In 2020 we obtained two quality tapes of other NYC concerts from June 10th Evening and June 11th, Afternoon. We have decided to release all three shows in one deluxe 3CD set.

We are fully aware that the June 10th Evening show was released several times officially by RCA from the professional multi-track tapes. Nevertheless, we have found an alternative source - an excellent audience-recorded tape! It brings you a whole new listening experience! The incredible audience reaction to every song will blow you away! The June 11th Afternoon show was released in 2010 from an inferior source. Once again, we have found an excellent audience-provided alternative. Unfortunately the last three songs were not recorded by the same person. We have used a bit less-quality secondary source to make the show complete. Both the June 10th E/S and 11th A/S were recorded by the same person, using a reel-to-reel tape deck instead of usual the cassette recorder. These recordings are new to your ears - they were not in the circulation yet! If you have enjoyed our "Left a Good Job in The City" CD, we believe that you will love this one as well. Ask your local audio vendor for teasers! Presented in the usual Straight Arrow fashion with the top notch digipack including photos from the three NYC shows and the Daily News press review, this new release is the beauty that you must not miss!

CD1 – Friday, June 9, 1972 Evening Show: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Love Me - 10. All Shook Up - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 13. Love Me Tender - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. For The Good Times - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 – Saturday, June 10, 1972 Evening Show: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. That's All Right - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. The Impossible Dream - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Hound Dog - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. For The Good Times - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Funny How Time Slips Away - 20. I Can't Stop Loving You - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp.

CD3 – Sunday, June 11, 1972 Afternoon Show: 01. Opening Vamp / That's All Right - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Never Been To Spain - 04. Until It's Time For You To Go - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (with false start) - 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. Hound Dog - 15. I'll Remember You - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. For The Good Times - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Funny How Time Slips Away - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Source: ElvisCollectors


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Elvis On Tour - The Singles Collection

 Elvis On Tour - The Singles Collection



Elvis On Tour - The Singles Collection

MGM’s Golden Globe winning movie ELVIS ON TOUR was released in 1972.

On the movie poster was mentioned:
“MGM presents a very different motion picture that captures all the excitement of ELVIS LIVE!”

This catch phrase says it all. Unfortunately, there never was a soundtrack album available for this movie.

Now available is this deluxe 45RPM boxset containing 6 beautiful 45’s & a bonus cd containing some of the musical highlights from this movie.

Available in RED of BLUE vinyl

Single 1:
Johnny B. Goode – March 30, 1972
Polk Salad Annie – April 9, 1972

Single 2:
Separate Ways  – March 30, 1972
Proud Mary – April 18, 1972

Single 3:
Burning Love – April 18, 1972
Never Been To Spain – April 18, 1972

Single 4:
Bridge Over Troubled Water – April 14, 1972
Funny How wTime Slips Away – April 14, 1972

Single 5:
An American Trilogy – April 14, 1972
You Gave Me A Mountain – April 9, 1972

Single 6:
Suspicious Minds – April 18, 1972
Lead Me, Guide Me – Bosom Of Abraham – March 31, 1972

BONUS CD:

Johnny B. Goode – March 30, 1972
Polk Salad Annie – April 9, 1972
Separate Ways  – March 30, 1972
Proud Mary – April 18, 1972
Burning Love – April 18, 1972
Never Been To Spain – April 18, 1972
Bridge Over Troubled Water – April 14, 1972
Funny How wTime Slips Away – April 14, 1972
An American Trilogy – April 14, 1972
You Gave Me A Mountain – April 9, 1972
Suspicious Minds – April 18, 1972
Lead Me, Guide Me – Bosom Of Abraham – March 31, 1972

Source: ElvisCollectors


Romantic 20 Love Songs / Rockin' The Sixties

 Romantic 20 Love Songs / Rockin' The Sixties


2 fan favorites have now been released for the first time on CD. 
The two excellent compilations Romantic 20 Love Songs / Rockin' The Sixties have been hailed as being some of the best compiled Elvis albums of the 80’s. 

These “1982” Elvis compilations are now available. Two deluxe digipacks in 1 slipcase. 

CD Romantic 20 Love Songs

DOIN’ THE BEST I CAN
YOU DON’T KNOW ME
ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU
IT HURTS ME
FOR THE MILLIONTH AND THE LAST TIME
LOVE ME TONIGHT
ASK ME
I DON’T WANT TO
A WORLD OF OUR OWN
THERE’S ALWAYS ME
I MET HER TODAY
INDESCRIBABLY BLUE
ALL THAT I AM
A BOY LIKE ME, A GIRL LIKE YOU
STARTING TODAY
I’M YOURS
ECHOES OF LOVE 
I FEEL THAT I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER
SOMETHING BLUE
MINE

CD Rockin' The Sixties

MAKE ME KNOW IT
DEVIL IN DISGUISE
FINDERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS
ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE
I WANT YOU WITH ME
PLEASE DON’T DRAG THAT STRING AROUND
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
WESTERN UNION
WITCHCRAFT
RETURN TO SENDER
LONG LONELY HIGHWAY
HIS LATEST FLAME
SUCH A NIGHT
I GOTTA KNOW
LITTLE SISTER
SHOPPIN’ AROUND
JUDY
I’LL BE BACK
U.S. MALE
I’M COMIN’ HOME

Source: ElvisCollectors

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Soundboard Series Volume 2 (LP + CD) - Petticoat Records

 The Soundboard Series Volume 2 (LP + CD) - Petticoat Records



Petticoat Records mainly released studio highlights on high quality vinyl.  
Now Petticoat Records presents a fantastic collection of live performances. 
This second volume features some of the best live performances in Elvis' career. 
Many of these tracks were only performed live very few times and are making their vinyl debut!
A must have and a great spinner for sure! Available in Gold or Clear vinyl.

SIDE A
01 Johnny B. Goode (Sept. 4 1972DS) 
02 A Big Hunk O’Love (April 9, 1972ES) 
03 Polk Salad Annie (April 9, 1972ES)
04 Something (Febr. 23, 1971CS) 
05 Blueberry Hill (Febr. 13, 1977)
06 Kentucky Rain (Febr. 16, 1970MS) 
07 My Baby Left Me (Jan. 28, 1974) 
08 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (April 26, 1977 undubbed) 
09 Promised Land (March 28, 1975MS)

SIDE B
01 Memories (Aug. 23, 1969MS) 
02 This Is The Story (Aug. 26, 1969MS) 
03 U.S. Male/I Was The One (Aug. 11, 1970MS/Aug. 12, 1970MS) 
04 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Jan. 26, 1970)
05 Proud Mary (April 10, 1972) 
06 Suspicious Minds (April 14, 1972) 
07 Burning Love (June 6, 1975)
08 Unchained Melody (Febr. 16, 1977)

CD TRACKLISTING:
01 Johnny B. Goode (Sept. 4 1972DS) 
02 A Big Hunk O’Love (April 9, 1972ES) 
03 Polk Salad Annie (April 9, 1972ES)
04 Something (Febr. 23, 1971CS) 
05 Blueberry Hill (Febr. 13, 1977)
06 Kentucky Rain (Febr. 16, 1970MS) 
07 My Baby Left Me (Jan. 28, 1974) 
08 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (April 26, 1977 undubbed) 
09 Promised Land (March 28, 1975MS)
10 Memories (Aug. 23, 1969MS) 
11 This Is The Story (Aug. 26, 1969MS) 
12 U.S. Male/I Was The One (Aug. 11, 1970MS/Aug. 12, 1970MS) 
13 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Jan. 26, 1970)
14 Proud Mary (April 10, 1972) 
15 Suspicious Minds (April 14, 1972) 
16 Burning Love (June 6, 1975)
17 Unchained Melody (Febr. 16, 1977)

Source: ElvisCollectors


Saturday, December 19, 2020

Elvis - Fountain Of Love

 Elvis - Fountain Of Love

Label: A. Records
Release Date: (December 2020)
Recording Type: Alternate Takes / Studio
Sound: Very Good



Saturday, December 12, 2020

Elvis As Recorded Live In Huntsville '75

 Elvis As Recorded Live In Huntsville '75


A new cd release from the REVISITED label with Elvis live at Von Braun Civic Center. Saturday. May 31, 1975 (8:30 PM). Huntsville, AL. A great soundboard recording released only once before on a single disc many years ago. A show with great songs like "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and "I'm Leavin'". The beginning of the evening show was not recorded but as a bonus we've included recordings from the matinee show one day later (Sunday. June 1, 1975. Huntsville, AL.), including "How Great Thou Art" and a medley of early hits. 
Elvis was truly inspired by the superb reaction he received in Huntsville, selling out five shows. These are recordings from show number 3 and 4 in very good sound quality.
This is a limited edition SOUNDBOARD release to celebrate te 45th Anniversary of this 
great event! Including a booklet with photos and information about these shows.

01. ALL SHOOK UP
02. (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR / DON’T BE CRUEL
03. THE WONDER OF YOU
04. BURNING LOVE
05. BAND INTRODUCTIONS
06. JOHNNY B. GOODE
07. DRUM SOLO (BY RONNIE TUTT)
08. BASS SOLO (BY JERRY SCHEFF)
09. PIANO SOLO (BY GLEN D. HARDIN)
10. SCHOOL DAYS
11. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
12. T.R.O.U.B.L.E
13. HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
14. LET ME BE THERE (WITH REPRISE)
15. WHY ME, LORD?
16. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
17. HOUND DOG
18. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
19. LITTLE DARLIN’
20. I’M LEAVIN’
21. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
22. CLOSING VAMP

BONUS TRACKS
23. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
24. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)
25. LET ME BE THERE
26. I GOT A WOMAN / AMEN
27. BURNING LOVE
28. HITMEDLEY: LOVE ME TENDER / ALL SHOOK UP / TEDDY BEAR / DON’T BE CRUEL
29. HOW GREAT THOU ART

Source: ElvisCollectors


Memphis Outtakes

 Memphis Outtakes


Elvis’ legendary Memphis recordings at the American Sound Studio.
This cd features 23 tracks that were not released on ELVIS PRESLEY - AMERICAN SOUND 1969.
More than 30 alternate takes! A great alternate collection of Elvis at his best in 1969! Enjoy this limited edition release and a great addition to the official set.

01. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) (rehearsal, medium tempo #1) 0:45
02. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 3) 2:59
03. Power Of My Love (rehearsal + take 2) 2:49
04. Only The Strong Survive (rehearsal + takes 2 & 3) 5:29
05. Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11) 3:32
06. Do You Know Who I Am? (rehearsal + take 2) 5:26
07. If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 4 & 5) 1:48
08. From A Jack To A King (take 4) 1:49
09. Power Of My Love (takes 4, 5, 6a & 6b) 6:29
10. Long Black Limousine (take 4) 0:45
11. Only The Strong Survive (takes 4 & 5) 3:45
12. Only The Strong Survive (take 6) 3:07
13. Only The Strong Survive (take 7) 2:21
14. Only The Strong Survive (take 9) 2:35
15. Do You Know Who I Am? (take 6) 3:04
16. Do You Know Who I Am? (take 7 / undubbed unedited master) 3:21
17. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (takes 8, 9, 10 + overdub) 5:31
18. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (takes 1 & 4) 2:58
19. Don’t Cry Daddy (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:54
20. Mama Liked The Roses (undubbed master / acetate recording) 2:46
21. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) (rehearsal, slow tempo #1) 1:47
22. A Blues Jam (rehearsal) 1:05

BONUS TRACK
23. Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) (rehearsal, slow tempo #2) 1:46

Source: ElvisCollectors

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Night Of The Dragon - Straight Arrow

 Night Of The Dragon - Straight Arrow


Wednesday, August 28th 1974 Dinner & Midnight shows, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV.
Label:  Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2020-63-02
Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season, which was always rated as controversial due to Elvis in-between-songs comments in several shows. Nevertheless, musically, all shows were very good. Straight Arrow has released only 2 shows so far: "Karate Fever" CD (August 31st, 1974 D/S in 2010) and "Stormy Weather Ahead" 2CD (September 2nd, 1974 D/S in 2017).
August 28th recordings are coming directly from the recently discovered new sources; the first generation copies of the original audience-recorded mastertapes, never before in circulation! These fascinating, previously unreleased concerts were never before available in such an excellent sound quality!
Both play lists included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and funky "If You Talk in Your Sleep," the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres: the sexy styling of "Fever," the poignancy of "I'm Leavin'," and the feel-good of two Olivia Newton John songs "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and "Let Me Be There." Most of all, perhaps, Elvis touched first base musically with the stirring performances of "How Great Thou Art." Worth to mention is the rare inclusion of "My Boy" which was presented only once in 1974 (by request).
As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 4-panel double digipack with a collection of images taken on stage during Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season.
If you have enjoyed our previous August / September '74 releases, we believe that you will love this one as well. Ask your local audio vendor for trials!

The Straight Arrow team is always looking for new, unreleased audience-taped shows and for the improved versions of previously released recordings. If you have such tapes, even damaged or broken, do not hesitate to contact us through your local vendor.


CD1 – Wednesday, August 28, 1974 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 17. Help Me - 18. My Boy - 19. How Great Thou Art  - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp.
Bonus tracks (recorded from soundboard, August 28th, 1974 D/S):
24. Help Me - 25. My Boy - 26. How Great Thou Art.

CD2 – Wednesday, August 28, 1974 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of Tom Jones - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Why Me, Lord? - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 20. How Great Thou Art - 21. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Monologue - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Source: ElvisCollectors


Silver Screen Treasures - 1962-1965 LP/CD set vinyl

 Silver Screen Treasures - 1962-1965 LP/CD set vinyl



Available in Red and a Blue edition. Very Rare Limited 100 copies. 3 LP/5 CD Set

CD01

IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR
01 TAKE ME TO THE FAIR / # 1-3
02 BEYOND THE BEND / # 2
03 HAPPY ENDING / # 8 ♣
04 COTTON CANDY LAND / # 1-4
05 HAPPY ENDING / # 6
06 THEY REMIND ME TOO MUCH OF YOU / # 1
07 A WORLD OF OUR OWN / MASTER
08 TAKE ME TO THE FAIR / # 7
09 HAPPY ENDING / # 9 ♣
MOVIE VERSION
10 I’M FALLING IN LOVE TONIGHT / # 7 & 6
11 HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE / # 3 & 2
12 RELAX / # 12 & 13 ♣
13 ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE / # 1 ♣ MOVIE VERSION

FUN IN ACAPULCO
14 FUN IN ACAPULCO / MASTER
15 EL TORO / SPLICED MASTER
16 I THINK I’M GONNA LIKE IT HERE / # 15
17 THE BULLFIGHTER WAS A LADY / # 10
18 VINO, DINERO Y AMOR / # 1
19 BOSSA NOVA BABY / # 2
20 GUADALAJARA / V.O # 4
21 YOU CAN’T SAY NO IN ACAPULCO / # 4
22 MEXICO / # 7
23 BOSSA NOVA BABY / EXTENDED MASTER
24 MARGUERITA / # 7 & 6
25 GUADALAJARA / V.O # 2
26 VINO, DINERO Y AMOR / MOVIE VERSION
27 NO ROOM TO RHUMBA / MOVIE VERSION

# = TAKE
♣ = MASTER TAKE
V.O = VOCAL OVERDUB

CD02

VIVA LAS VEGAS
01 VIVA LAS VEGAS / DEMO ARRANGEMENT # 1
02 SANTA LUCIA / MASTER
03 THE LADY LOVES ME / # 2
04 NIGHT LIFE / UNEDITED # 14 ♣
05 C’MON EVERYBODY / RECORD VERSION # 2 & 3
06 IF YOU THINK I DON’T NEED YOU / # 2
07 I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON / # 8
08 YOU’RE THE BOSS / # 3
09 NIGHT LIFE / # 3
10 DO THE VEGA / # 7 NO ECHO ♣
11 YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS / # 9 THE EYES OF TEXAS
12 TODAY TOMORROW & FOREVER / # 3 & 4
13 WHAT’D I SAY / # 3
14 I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON / MOVIE VERSION
15 TODAY TOMORROW & FOREVER / EDITED MOVIE VERSION
16 VIVA LAS VEGAS / MOVIE VERSION

KISSIN’ COUSINS
17 KISSIN’ COUSINS No2 / EDITED MASTER
18 ONCE IS ENOUGH / MASTER
19 ANYONE COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU / MASTER
20 CATHCIN’ ON FAST / MASTER
21 ONE BOY TWO LITTLE GIRLS / MASTER
22 TENDER FEELING / MASTER
23 KISSIN’ COUSINS / HILLBILLY V.O # 1 ♣
24 SMOKEY MOUNTAIN BOY / MOVIE VERSION
25 THERE’S GOLD IN THE MOUNTAIN / MOVIE VERSION
26 ONE BOY TWO LITTLE GIRLS / MOVIE VERSION
27 ONCE IS ENOUGH / MOVIE VERSION
28 BAREFOOT BALLAD / MOVIE VERSION
29 KISSIN’ COUSINS / MOVIE VERSION

# = TAKE
♣ = MASTER TAKE
V.O = VOCAL OVERDUB

CD03

ROUSTABOUT
01 HARD KNOCKS / MOVIE VERSION V.O # 4 ♣
02 ROUSTABOUT / V.O # 13
03 I’M A ROUSTABOUT / # 10 (STEREO VERSION)
04 CARNY TOWN / MASTER
05 IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD / MASTER
06 POISON IVY LEAGUE / MOVIE VERSION
07 LITTLE EGYPT / # 21 ♣
08 ONE TRACK HEART / MASTER
09 ROUSTABOUT / V.O # 6
10 BIG LOVE BIG HEARTACHE / MOVIE VERSION
11 IT’S CARNIVAL TIME / MOVIE VERSION (#12)
12 WHEELS ON MY HEELS / MOVIE VERSION
13 THERE’S A BRAND NEW DAY ON THE HORIZON / OVERDUBBED MOVIE EDIT
14 ROUSTABOUT / MOVIE VERSION
15 LITTLE EGYPT / MOVIE VERSION

GIRL HAPPY
16 GIRL HAPPY / # 4
17 I’VE GOT TO FIND MY BABY / EDITED MASTER
18 PUPPET ON A STRING / # 7
19 DO THE CLAM / MASTER
20 WOLF CALL / EDITED MASTER
21 DO NOT DISTURB / # 35
22 SPRING FEVER / # 1-4
23 PUPPET ON A STRING / # 10
24 STARTING TONIGHT / MASTER
25 CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE / # 8 & 6
26 THE MEANEST GIRL IN TOWN / # 4-6
27 PUPPET ON A STRING / # 11 ♣
28 FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / MOVIE VERSION
29 SPRING FEVER / COMPOSITE MOVIE MASTER
30 GIRL HAPPY / MOVIE VERSION
31 WOLF CALL / MOVIE VERSION

TICKLE ME
32 DIRTY, DIRTY FEELING / # 1
33 SLOWLY BUT SURELY / # 1
34 I’M YOURS / COMPOSITE MASTER
35 NIGHT RIDER / TAKE 1
36 IT FEELS SO RIGHT / MOVIE VERSION

# = TAKE
♣ = MASTER TAKE
V.O = VOCAL OVERDUB

CD04

TICKLE ME
01 LONG LONELY HIGHWAY / MOVIE VERSION
02 PUT THE BLAME ON ME / MOVIE VERSION
03 (SUCH AN) EASY QUESTION / MOVIE VERSION

HARUM SCARUM
04 HEY LITTLE GIRL / # 4 & 5 ♣
05 SHAKE THAT TAMBOURINE / # 14-16
06 WISDOM OF THE AGES / # 1 & 2
07 GOLDEN COINS / # 1,2 & 4
08 SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR / # 2 & 3
09 MY DESERT SERENADE / # 1 & 10
10 WISDOM OF THE AGES / # 4
11 ANIMAL INSTINCT / # 3 & 4
12 KISMET / # 1-5 ♣
13 SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR / # 4
14 HAREM HOLIDAY / # 2
15 MIRAGE / V.O SPLICED MASTER
16 GO EAST YOUNG MAN / V.O SPLICED MASTER

FRANKIE & JOHNNY
17 FRANKIE & JOHNNY / MASTER
18 WHAT EVERY WOMAN LIVES FOR / MASTER
19 DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHIN’ IN / MASTER
20 BEGINNER’S LUCK / MASTER WITH EXTRA INTRO
21 PLEASE DON’T STOP LOVING ME / # 9
22 PETUNIA, THE GARDENER’S DAUGHTER / # 1
23 LOOK OUT BROADWAY / # 9
24 EVERYBODY COME ABOARD / # 4 & 5
25 SHOUT IT OUT / # 1
26 CHESAY / TAKE 4
27 COME ALONG / MOVIE VERSION
28 HARD LUCK / MOVIE VERSION

# = TAKE
♣ = MASTER TAKE
V.O = VOCAL OVERDUB

CD05

THE DEMO ACETATES
WHEN A NEW ELVIS MOVIE WAS CREATED, COLONEL PARKER USED TO ASK
SEVERAL SONGWRITERS TO WRITE SONGS FOR THE MOVIE.
MOSTLY THE COLONEL GAVE THEM A TITLE OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE SCENE AND THE SONGWRTERS UNDERSTOOD WHAT KIND OF A SONG THE COLONEL
NEEDED.

THIS SO CALLED ‘DEMOS’ WERE THEN RECORDED (AT EXPENSES OF THE SONGWRITERS) ON AN ACETATE DISC AND SENDED TO THE COLONEL FOR
APPROVAL. OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS CONCURRENCE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT SONGWRITERS, SOME OF THE SONGS WERE REJECTED, SOME WERE ACTUALLY RECORDED BY ELVIS.

THE ACTUAL DEMOS ARE UNIQUE, MOSTLY THERE WERE ONLY ONE OR TWO
ACETATES MADE AND DUE TO THE MATERIAL (WAX ON A METAL PLATE) THEY WERE VERY FRAGILE AND COULD ONLY BE PLAYED A FEW TIMES.

THIS CD CONTAINS NEWLY DISCOVERED DEMO RECORDINGS, ALL OF THESE
RECORDINGS WERE RECORDED & WRITTEN FOR THE ELVIS MOVIES.

SOME WERE NOT USED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, AND SOME U CAN ACTUALLY IMAGINE ELVIS SINGING THEM.
FUN IN ACAPULCO IS ALMOST A COPY OF THE DEMO, EXCEPT FOR SOME
LYRICS THAT WERE CHANGED DURING THE RECORDING.

MOST OF THESE ACETATES COME FROM THE DOLORES FULLER COLLECTION AND WERE WRITTEN BY HER AND COMPOSE BY BEN WEISSMAN, EXCEPT FOR FUN IN ACAPULCO (BEN WEISMAN/SID WAYNE), NIGHT LIFE (GIANT/BAUME/KAYE), I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON (POMUS/SHUMAN)& LOVE ON THE ROCKS (TEPPER/BENNETT)

SIT BACK AND ENJOY! SOME OF THESE SONGS MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THEN YOU EXPECT.

FUN IN ACAPULCO
01 FUN IN THE SUN
02 FUN IN ACAPULCO
03 BOTTOMS UP
04 MAKE MY MARGUERITA

VIVA LAS VEGAS
05 NIGHT LIFE
06 I NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON
07 DON’T FOOL A FOOL IN LOVE
08 SWEET DREAMS BABY
KISSIN’ COUSINS
09 KISSIN COUSINS NO3
ROUSTABOUT
10 HARD KNOCKS
11 YOU CAN’T HATE ME FOR THAT
HARUM SCARUM
12 WISDOM OF THE AGES
13 A SLAVE TO YOUR KISS
FRANKIE & JOHNNY
14 MISSISSIPPI SUE
15 BETTER BELIEVE IT BABY
16 MY GYPSY HEART
17 MY BITTERSWEET
18 YOU’RE FOR ME
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE
19 KAMEHEMEA
SPINOUT
20 CLASSY CHASSY
21 YOU CAN’T WIN ‘EM ALL
22 MESSED UP WORLD
DOUBLE TROUBLE
23 JUST U WAIT AND SEE
24 PLEASE STAY OUT OF MY DREAMS
EASY COME EASY GO
25 EASY COME EASY GO
26 LOVE ON THE ROCKS
VIVA LAS VEGAS BONUS:
27 THIS WAY TO PARADISE

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