Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Elvis In Kissin' Cousins - Spliced Takes Special - CMT / STAR

Elvis In Kissin' Cousins - Spliced Takes Special - CMT / STAR

An incredible new album, featuring extended versions, alternate takes including new instrumental tracks and some pretty cool edits!

Don't think you already heard these! ALL tracks are brandnew edits and sound very rare, The title track for example starts of with an alternate opening and includes the extra verses.

"Gold in the Mountains" has been extended and includes rare alternate musical segments. For "Tender Feeling"  they used the alternate take 1 (vocal) and combined it with an alternate musical track, the result is stunning and sound quality is much better then the master version! "Echoes of Love" includes an alternate Saxophone solo makes you feel as if it is a brandnew take! The "drums" on "Catchin On Fast" are taken from an alternate musical track and put in just at the right spot to make it sound pretty cool and different!

Another highlight must be "Kissin Cousins #1" ... for this song Elvis recorded TWO different vocal styles... one being Josh , and one being Jody (Hillbilly) both tracks were combined and we got the first "duet" ever of Elvis and... .Elvis.... Here they have "reversed" the vocals, and a complete NEW release is born, where the master has Josh... this track has Jody singing, gives the same "feel" but sounds VERY different! "Smokey Mountain Boy" and "Barefoot Ballad" have alternate extended intro and outros....We could go on, but one thing is for sure, this is another CMT winner!

Did we say All tracks are spliced, so you get an all new album!


01. Kissin Cousins #2 - Spliced take 1,2
02. Smokey Mountain Boy - Alternate Master
03. Gold in the Mountains - Alternate Master
04. One Boy, Two Little Girls - Spliced take 2,5,2
05. Catchin' On Fast - Alternate Master
06. Tender Feeling - Spliced take 1 (vocal) / take 1 (track)
07. Anyone - Spliced take 2,3
08. Barefoot Ballad - Alternate Master
09. Once is Enough - Spliced take 1,7,1,7
10. Kissin Cousins - Reversed Master
11. Echoes of Love - Spliced take 7,8
12. Long Lonely Highway - Spliced take 1,2

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis - Easter Eggs - Spliced Takes - CMT / STAR

Elvis - Easter Eggs - Spliced Takes - CMT / STAR

Finally a "new" Spliced take album is out now, and it was worth the wait.
This one includes all tracks from the 1966 recording sessions, many gospel songs were recorded, but also some  excellent
other tracks.

CMT managed to produce a full new album with high standard spliced takes only the STAR team can deliver.
To name just one highlight it has to be the new approach the team did on "Tomorrow is A Long Time" it was re-created from scratch, gives a totally new feel to the song since the "chorus" was used only once and all "verses" were put after one and other. Also a longer intro and outro makes this an outstanding new track!

Other surprises like "Fools Fall in Love" with TWO  saxophone solos and an alternate piano intro for "Where No One Stands Alone" confirms:  This is a MUST have!
The series continues!

Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an excellent job again , 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. 

01. Run On - Spliced take 3,1,1,2
02. How Great  Thou Art - Spliced take 1,2,4
03. Stand By Me - Spliced take 9,10,2
04. Where No One Stands Alone - Spliced take 1/Wp take 1
05. Down in the Alley - Spliced take 1,2
06. Tomorrow is A Long Time - recreated master
07. Love Letters - Spliced take 5,
08. So High - Spliced take 2,2,3
09. Farther Along - Spliced take 1,2,3
10. By and By - Spliced take fs,7,9
11. In the Garden  - Spliced take 1,2,3 (snowbird)
12. Beyond the Reef - Spliced take 1,2
13. Somebody Bigger Then You And I - Spliced Take 3,11,wp5
14. Without Him Spliced Take 11,8,14
15. If the Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side - Spliced Take 3,2,4,1
16. Where Could I Go But To the Lord - Spliced Master
17. Come What May - Spliced Take 3,11,wp5  3,2,7,6,7,2
18. Fools Fall in Love c 1,4,4,5,4
19. Oh How I Love Jesus - Spliced Home Recording

Source: ElvisCollectors

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The King In The Ring - Legacy / Sony Music (Double Vinyl)

The King In The Ring - Legacy / Sony Music (Double Red Vinyl)

Record Store Day April 21, 2018.

50th anniversary release. Both intimate sit-down sets will be released on vinyl for the first time on a numbered double-LP on a special red vinyl. 
(Previously released as 'Tiger Man' on CD)


Girls! Girls! Girls! - Culture Factory (1 red vinyl)
Loving You - - Culture Factory (1 yellow vinyl)
RCA Studio 1: The New York Sessions - Memphis Recording (1 vinyl)

Source: Various

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Return Of The Pelvis - VV (Special Deluxe Combo - Double Vinyl + CD)

Return Of The Pelvis - VV (Special Deluxe Combo - Double Vinyl + CD)

To be released soon (early of March) from the "VV" label for the first time in vinyl the very first show ever recorded from the  magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season  titled "RETURN THE PELVIS" and will feature the Las Vegas August 03, 1969 Dinner Show. We are glad and overall happy to have the  possibility to produce FOR THE SECOND  time a show from Elvis very first season.  
As Always  VV attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt this seminal  record present   Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical. “Elvis appears better than ever” delivering incredible show without weak spot. If Rock is attitude, the man got  it as never.
<< 1s performance in 9 years>> as most the headlines of the newspaper review report. The king is finally back to live performance. After to spent or wasted the last decade making movies the king is back.  Dressed in black tunic with long and neatly combed hair Elvis stepped  on stage giving like to the hysteria again stopping the time or better bringing back to the 1956 again.
In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do other words are necessary.
The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams gatefold sleeve that includes  
together   the double vinyl set will be included as Bonus the CD and  incredible large Poster 90x60 cm  both side printed.

See below for much details about the contents:

Double vinyl 180 grams!!!!, including the incredible Las Vegas August  show with the best audio possible!!A Soundboarding recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.  


First 50 copies of This set will come with a glossy exclusive Oversleeve Hand Numbered with exclusive contents.

Each copy will be individually sealed.


Please remember!! As usually VV DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS..ask details to your dealer!!!.


We always tryin’ to give more, We hope of this new release  will be a real great update of your Elvis’ live show collection.

LP Tracks:


01. Opening Theme 
02. Blue Suede Shoes
03. I Got A Woman  
04. All Shook Up
05. Love Me tender 
06. Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel


07. Heartbreak Hotel 
08. Hound Dog 
09. Memories 
10. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11. Life Story
12. Baby What You Want Me To Do


13. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14. Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction 
16. In The Ghetto


17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

Bonus CD

01. Opening Theme 
02. Blue Suede Shoes
03. I Got A Woman  
04. All Shook Up
05. Love Me tender 
06. Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 
07. Heartbreak Hotel 
08. Hound Dog 
09. Memories 
10.  Mystery Train/Tiger Man
11. Life Story
12. Baby What You Want Me To Do
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14. Yesterday /Hey Jude
15. Band Introduction 
16. In The Ghetto
17. Suspicious Minds
18. What‘d I Say
19. Can’t Help Falling Love

Source: Elvis Collectors

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Searcher - SONY Legacy

The Searcher - SONY Legacy

The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist “who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music.”

The 3CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings (“Heartbreak Hotel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”), powerful vocal performances (“That’s All Right,” “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Trouble/Guitar Man”) and rare outtakes (“Suspicious Minds,” “Separate Ways”), plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film—including singles that inspired Presley (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s original version of “That’s All Right,” Odetta’s gospel version of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow is a Long Time”) and two original instrumental pieces composed for the documentary by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) [Deluxe] includes a 40-page book of photos, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a producer’s note from film director Thom Zimny.

Disc 1

Trouble / Guitar Man 
My Baby Left Me 
Baby, What You Want Me To Do 
Old Shep 
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
That’s All Right 
Blue Moon Of Kentucky 
Fool, Fool, Fool
Tweedlee Dee 
Baby Let’s Play House 
Good Rockin’ Tonight 
Trying To Get To You 
Blue Moon 
When It Rains It Pours 
Blue Christmas 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
Money Honey
Hound Dog
(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
Farther Along
Mona Lisa
Hide Thou Me 
Loving You 
Lonely Man (solo version)
Power Of My Love 

Disc 2

Milky White Way 
A Mess Of Blues 
Fame And Fortune
Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (duet with Frank Sinatra)
Like A Baby 
Are You Lonesome Tonight? 
It’s Now Or Never 
Wooden Heart 
Swing Down Sweet Chariot 
Reconsider Baby
Bossa Nova Baby
C’mon Everybody
Tomorrow Is A Long Time 
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Run On
Baby What You Want Me To Do (1. Version)
Suspicious Minds (take 6)
Baby Let’s Play House (rehearsal)
Words (rehearsal)
That’s All Right
Never Been To Spain 
An American Trilogy
You Gave Me A Mountain 
Burning Love (rehearsal version)
Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
Hurt (take 5)
If I Can Dream

Disc 3

Dissollution 2 – Mike McCready
Satisfied - The Blackwood Brothers
That’s’ All Right - Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
She May Be Yours (But She Comes To See Me Sometimes - Joe Hill Louis )
Mystery Train - Little Junior’s Blue Flames 
Smokestack Lightning - Howlin’ Wolf 
Rock-A-My Soul - The Blackwood Brothers
Just Walkin’ In The Rain - The Prisonaires 
Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats 
Write Me A Letter - The Ravens
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe 
Ain’t That Right - Eddie Snow
Just Walkin’ In The Rain – Johnnie Ray 
Home Sweet Home - Gladys Presley 
Blowin’ In The Wind – Odetta
Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Odetta 
The Weight - The Staple Singers
Heartbreak Hotel - The Orlons
Wooden Heart - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
Rebound - Mike McCready


Trouble / Guitar Man 
My Baby Left Me 
That’s All Right 
Baby Let’s Play House 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
Hound Dog
Mona Lisa 
Milky White Way 


Like A Baby 
Are You Lonesome Tonight? 
It’s Now Or Never 
Tomorrow Is A Long Time 
Suspicious Minds (take 6) 
Separate Ways (rehearsal version) 
Hurt (take 5) 
If I Can Dream

01. Trouble / Guitar Man 
02. My Baby Left Me 
03. That’s All Right 
04. Baby Let’s Play House 
05. Heartbreak Hotel 
06. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
07. Hound Dog
08. Crawfish 
09. Mona Lisa 
10. Milky White Way 
11. Like A Baby 
12. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 
13. It’s Now Or Never 
14. Tomorrow Is A Long Time 
15. Suspicious Minds (take 6) 
16. Separate Ways (rehearsal version) 
17. Hurt (take 5) 
18. If I Can Dream


Strictly Elvis - Through The Lens Of Keith Alverson - Volume 2 - 1976 - 1977

Strictly Elvis - Through The Lens Of Keith Alverson - Volume 2 - 1976 - 1977

It will contain more than 1.200 photos from 1976 - 1977 and more than 1.000 has never been published or even seen before. 
Here's the cover on STRICTLY ELVIS VOLUME 2 to be released later this year.

Source: Erik Lorentzen

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Elvis - Murfreesboro '74 - FTD

Elvis - Murfreesboro '74 - FTD

Disc 1 - March 14, 1974 

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02 See See Rider 3:36
03 I Got A Woman / Amen 4:13 
04 Love Me 1:41 
05 Trying To Get To You 2:09
06 All Shook Up 1:01 
07 Steamroller Blues 3:01 
08 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:06 
09 Love Me Tender 1:53
10 Johnny B. Goode 1:40 
11 Hound Dog 1:11
12 Fever 3:06 
13 Polk Salad Annie 3:38 
14 Why Me Lord 3:58
15 Suspicious Minds 3:55
16 Introductions 1:58
17 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:41 
18 Help Me 2:44 
19 American Trilogy 4:04
20 Let Me Be There 3:59
21 Funny How Time Slips Away 2:42
22 Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:41)
23 Closing Vamp 1:00 

Disc 2 - March 19, 1974 

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) 1:15
02 See See Rider 3:37
03 I Got A Woman / Amen 5:56 
04 Love Me 1:46 
05 Trying To Get To You 2:12
06 All Shook Up 1:02 
07 Steamroller Blues 2:56 
08 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 1:58
09 Love Me Tender 1:55
10 Medley
11 Fever 3:08 
12 Polk Salad Annie 3:39 
13 Why Me Lord 4:00
14 Suspicious Minds 3:51
15 Introductions 2:37
16 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:32 
17 Help Me 3:11
18 American Trilogy 4:00
19 Let Me Be There 4:15
20 Funny How Time Slips Away 2:32
21 Mystery Train 0:45 (incomplete)

Source: ElvisMatters

Elvis Fool - FTD Vinyl

Elvis Fool - FTD Vinyl


Side A

01 Fool (2:49)
02 Where Do I Go From Here (2:41) 
03 Blue Hawaii* (2:38) 
04 Early Mornin’ Rain* (3:03) 
05 It’s Impossible* (2:55) 

Side B

01 Reconsider Baby (Blues Jam)* (2:45)
02 Hawaiian Wedding Song* (2:01)
03 Ku-U-I-Po* (2:14)
04 I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (2:27)
05 No More* (2:38) (Don Robertson/Hal Blair) 

*Recorded live


Side C

01 FOOL (with full strings overdub) (2:49)
02 Steamroller Blues* (single mix) (3:05) 
03 Until It’s Time For You To Go (takes 1 & 2) (5:47)
04 (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me (takes 9 & 10) (4:09) 
05 I Will Be True (takes 1 & 2) (4:24) 

Side D

01 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right + (take 2, informal recording) (11:20) 
02 Love Me, Love The Life I Lead (alternate mix) (3:07)
03 It’s Still Here (takes 4 & 5) (2.05)

Source: ElvisMatters
Rebel With A Cause - FTD Book

Rebel With A Cause '56' with photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56.

Source: For Elvis Fans Only

Sunday, February 4, 2018

He's The One In '71 - Straight Arrow

He's The One In '71 - Straight Arrow

Our 3rd CD in this batch, and some might say, the best. Straight Arrow is very pleased to bring you  this rare concert recording from Elvis’ Summer 1971 festival. It is always a delight to find new, fresh tapes from this year, and from this particular season -- especially when it's in very good sound quality. This is an excellent recording of the August 28th dinner show.

Elvis' previous engagement there had shown signs of his high performing standard slipping, but here he sounds like he's back on track again. Late August shows are tight, no-nonsense affairs with Presley in good voice and in strong form. He performs with focus and professionalism, and he sings a fantastic variety of music.

The Las Vegas, August 28th, 1971, Dinner show is previously unreleased. The only existing tape/CDR in circulation is of very poor quality. Our release has been taken directly from a recently obtained first generation copy of an original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by an Elvis fan from France, Marie Chantal Rivière, who also taped other August 1971 Las Vegas shows. We have released Marie Chantal Rivière's recordings of the August 27th & 29th dinner and midnight concerts on the 2CD “Solid As Rock” (SA/SP 2015-37-02) and the CD “Last Stint At The International” (SA/SP 2016-38-02). If you like those releases, you cannot go wrong with “He’s The One In ‘71”!

This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in August 1971 and press reviews.


01.  Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. That’s All Right - 04. I Got A Woman - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 09. Johnny B. Goode - 10. It’s Impossible - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. Hound Dog - 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Introduction of Ed Parker - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Source: ElvisCollectors

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