Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fun in Acapulco (3-CD Set) - FTD

Fun in Acapulco (3-CD Set) - FTD


This is the ultimate FUN IN ACAPULCO 3-CD set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8”x 8” slipcase replicates RCA Victor’s vault-stored session reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.

DISC 1 THE ORIGINAL ALBUM - SIDE 1
01 Fun In Acapulco
02 Vino, Dinero Y Amor
03 Mexico
04 El Toro
05 Marguerita
06 The Bullfighter Was A Lady
07 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car

THE ORIIGNAL ALBUM SIDE 2
08 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here
09 Bossa Nova, Baby
10 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco
11 Guadalajara
12 Love Me Tonight (bonus song)
13 Slowly But Surely (bonus song)

OUTTAKES
14 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 1-2)
15 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 3)
16 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 4-5)
17 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 6)
18 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 7-8)
19 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 9)
20 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 10 & 11/M)
21 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (take 1)
22 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 2-5)
23 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 6-7)
24 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 8-9)
25 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (splice of take 10 and one line from take 7/M, record version)
26 Mexico (takes 1-2)
27 Mexico (takes 3-4)
28 Mexico (take 5/M)

DISC 2 OUTTAKES
01 Mexico (take 6)
02 Mexico (take 7/alternate M)
03 Mexico (instrumental takes 1-2 & 3/M)
04 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 1-3)
05 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 4-6)
06 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 7)
07 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 8-9)
08 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (splice of takes 9 & 7/M, record version)
09 Marguerita (take 1)
10 Marguerita (takes 2-6)
11 Marguerita (takes 7 & 8/M)
12 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 1)
13 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (takes 2-3)
14 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 4)
15 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 5/M)
16 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 1)
17 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 2)
18 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 3)
19 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 4/M)
20 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, boat version takes 1-2 & 3/M)
21 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car (take 1/M)
22 Fun In Acapulco (take 1/M)
23 El Toro (take 1)
24 El Toro (take 2)
25 El Toro (splice of takes 2 & 1/M)
26 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 11-13)
27 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 14-15) 
28 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 16-18)
29 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (take 19)

DISC 3 OUTTAKES
01 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (splice of takes 19 & 18/M, movie version
02 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 10)
03 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 11-14)
04 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 15-16)
05 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 17/M, movie version)
06 Malaguena (track, take 1)
07 Malaguena (track, takes 2-10)
08 Malaguena (track, splice of takes 6 & 10/M)
09 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (takes 1-4)
10 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (take 5/M)
11 Guadalajara (track, takes 1-2)
12 Guadalajara (track, takes 3-4)
13 Guadalajara (track, take 5)
14 Guadalajara (track, takes 6-7)
15 Guadalajara (track, splice of takes 1, 5 & 7/M)
16 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 1-2)
17 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 3-4)
18 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 5-6)
19 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 7-10)
20 Guadalajara (v.o. splice of takes 6 & 2/M)

Source: ElvisMatters

Monday, February 18, 2019

Return To Sender - Audionics

Return To Sender - Audionics


Audionics label is back with its first release of 2019, called "RETURN TO SENDER... THE SUMMER OF '76".

Elvis first played Hampton Roads, VA on April 9th, 1972, two shows in a day. It was the beginning of his phenomenal April tour and the Hampton Roads evening show was filmed by MGM for the "Elvis On Tour" documentary. Elvis returned to Hampton Roads Coliseum on March 11th, 1974, and then again in 1976, for two shows on July 31st and August 1st matinee. It was his final appearance there.

1976 was a special year for the United States of America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Most Americans wanted to show their patriotism in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about his country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add "America The Beautiful" to his set-list.

The August 1st, 1976 concert has often been described as a rather poor Elvis show - not because he was "out of it" or medicated - but because his voice was far from its best. Admittedly, it is true that his voice sounded tired, a bit hoarse and even flat in places, but still, Elvis did a solid job on several songs and his audience definitely enjoyed the show.

Nevertheless, there's no need to deny the fact that Elvis' vocal was far from perfect. It's equally obvious that Elvis was aware, too, because he told to his audience almost apologetically, "We had a late show last night, and I only got two hours of sleep" and "Good afternoon! God that sounds strange 'good afternoon'... I just got up!" Yup, the August 1st concert was a 2:30pm show, which was unusual as there was no 8:30pm show that day. Actually, the infamous Houston, August 28th, 1976 show was also a 2:30pm matinee, and after these shows, management decided not to program any afternoon shows in the future. 

The Hampton Roads show has one saving grace: Elvis decided to respond to the audience request for "Return To Sender", which was an impromptu performance, and a true live rarity. Elvis sings it reasonably well and it was the highlight of the concert.   

This show was originally released by the "Fort Baxter" label in 1995 and then re-released by "Gravel Road Music" label in 2012). "Gravel Road Music" label used the original Ft. Baxter CD as a source.

For this ultimate reissue, the Audionics team worked directly from a first generation soundboard tape transfer (RCA tape T0199) and made significant improvements to the audio. Both previous releases suffer from too much of reverb and compression. Audionics was able to work from the unprocessed and complete recording, which gives a more nuanced view of the concert. The original release on Ft. Baxter label was heavily compressed, which made Elvis' voice sound worse. We're not saying that this is now a fabulous concert, but the truth has many nuances, and this more natural sounding tape shows that despite some challenges, Elvis did a solid job and entertained the crowd that afternoon. 

Both previous releases were slightly incomplete, a part of Elvis' introduction of The Stamps was edited out, and the Closing Vamp was faded out very early. Our new release is the first to present this recording 100% complete as recorded, and the Closing Vamp is now also complete, including the after show announcements: certainly proof that we went back to the original tape. Most important, the sound is now far more natural too, and with much better dynamics.

As a bonus, Audionics decided to add small collection of songs recorded during 1976 Summer tours. Tracks 29 & 30 were previously released on The Final Homecoming" 2CD (by Audionics, 2009), track 31 was released on "Houston We Have A Problem" CD (again Audionics 2013). All bonus tracks were newly restored and mastered from scratch.

This CD is presented in 3-panel digipak. Due to the lack of quality photographs from the Hampton Roads concert, great collection of various high quality concert shots from Summer of 1976 has been used.

So now you have the chance to obtain the ultimate release of the famous "Return to Sender" concert. This recording never sounded better. It is dynamic, detailed, and in crystal clear sound! You may ask your import CD dealer for audio samples.

Tracks:

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. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Return To Sender - 14. Introductions by Elvis of singers, musicians - 15. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 16. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 17. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff, with Elvis sing along) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Bonus tracks:

29. One Night - 30. That's All Right - 31. Polk Salad Annie - 32. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 33. Fairytale.

Tracks 29 & 30 recorded July 5, 1976,8:30pm, The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN.
Track 31 recorded August 28, 1976, 2:30pm, The Summit, Houston, TX.
Track 32 recorded August 31, 1976, 8:30pm, Macon Coliseum, Macon, GA.
Track 33 recorded September 8, 1976, 2:30pm, Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL.

Source: ElvisCollectors

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Shining Star - E.P. Collector

A Shining Star - E.P. Collector


As we begin 2019, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The Las Vegas, August 28, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased and moreover, it was never available in solid sound, until now!
It’s not easy to write something new about the August 1972 Las Vegas shows, without
repeating well-known facts. Nevertheless, there’s one thing that stands out – it was Elvis’ very last Vegas season when he was singing consistently well during all of his concerts. There was not a single average or controversial show and no cancellations, either. Compared to Elvis’ April and November ’72 tours, where he was noticeably bloated and pale in the face, in August he was trim and suntanned. He looked absolutely great and his voice was excellent, too.

This is Elvis performing at his finest in Vegas, just before things went down the tube. There are no surprises, but his singing on this newly obtained audience tape is so good that it’s a delight to listen to this, following too many recent releases from his final years. It’s refreshing to hear the man deliver the goods in a no-nonsense fashion, singing the hell out of the ballads and rockin’ like a freight train on the up-tempo stuff. The set list may well be the best that he did in the seventies, and especially in this rather decent sound quality, this makes for a highly listenable CD. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this one! You may ask your supplier for audio clips.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with collection of great images taken during August/September 1972 concerts.

If you've enjoyed our previous August 1972 releases from the „FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE” miniseries, called „A Sensational Opening Night“, „Everybody Let’s Rock” and

„Heart And Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll“, then you are sure to enjoy our
forthcoming release, too!

Tracklist: 
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme)
02. C. C. Rider
03. Johnny B. Goode
04. Until It’s Time For You To Go
05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
06. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 
07. Polk Salad Annie 
08. Instrumental Intermezzo
09. What Now My Love (with false start)
10. Fever
11. Love Me 
12. Blue Suede Shoes 
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. All Shook Up 
15. Love Me Tender 
16. Hound Dog
17. I’ll Remember You
18. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) 
19. Suspicious Minds 
20. Band Introductions 
21. My Way
22. A Big Hunk Of Love 
23. You Gave Me A Mountain
24. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man 
25. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Source: ElvisCollectors

Friday, February 1, 2019

Guitar Man / Help Me - Jarvis Records (45RPM + CD)

Guitar Man / Help Me - Jarvis Records (45RPM + CD)



In 1980 Felton Jarvis, Elvis' record producer for the last decade came to the remarkable idea to freshen up some of Elvis' recordings. The idea was to add total new backing tracks to Elvis' voice. This resulted in the 1981 record release of "Guitar Man". You hate it or you love it is probably the right thing to say about the album. Felton was convinced Elvis would have loved it. The title track "Guitar Man" written and first performed by Jerry Reed was one of the tracks considered for the album. Jerry Reed was part of the original recording by Elvis in 1967 and now Jerry Reed was back in the studio with Felton Jarvis to work on the new album. Besides the guitar work he also recorded a "duet" version of the song.

This version never made it to the album but it probably should have. Felton finished the track most likely for his own pleasure or maybe it was considered to end up on the album. We probably will never know as Felton Jarvis sadly passed away early January 1981 even before the album came out. The second track on this 45RPM / CD combo is "HELP ME". The song written by Larry Gatlin of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. This track was not used on the GUITAR MAN album. This track has overdubs by the Gatlin Brothers and when you listen to it you will notice this version was probably not finished by Felton Jarvis, this is either an "early version" or he never go to the point of finishing it due to his untimely death. Before the album would be released the idea raised to record a so called open-ended interview with Felton Jarvis for the radio stations. Disk Jockeys would be able to ask a question and Felton would answer the question that would be played from a record. The recording for this open-ended interview would take place somewhere in the last week of December. On December 16 1980 Jerry Flowers visited Felton to discuss the questions and prepare the interview. Jerry Flowers recorded this meeting as a test for the upcoming interview. The official interview never took place as Felton Jarvis suffered a stroke on December 19. Resulting in his death January 3rd 1981. RCA decided to release the informal recording on a record for Radio Stations. This complete recording is now available on this cd. 
This 45RPM plus CD is available in yellow & purple vinyl.

Source: ElvisCollectors

All Things Are Possible - Diamond Anniversary 2 LP Set - DAE

All Things Are Possible - Diamond Anniversary 2 LP Set - DAE



DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY goes back to 1971. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE was the fourth cd release and it is about time it became available on vinyl. The first four titles : HERE I GO AGAIN, OLD TIMES THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, LET ME TAKE YOU HOME & HOLDING BACK THE YEARS were a complete sell out and were well received by vinyl collectors. Now ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE is available on this deluxe double vinyl album. It mainly contains the January 27, 1971 12.00AM performance. These recordings are among very few known soundboard recordings from 1971. Now this remarkable show is available on this deluxe vinyl album and it's a beauty! And of course the show is included on cd too. The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.

SIDE 1
01. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 02. THAT’S ALL RIGHT 03. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME 04. LOVE ME TENDER 05. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING 06. SWEET CAROLINE

SIDE 2
01. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ 02. POLK SALAD ANNIE 03. ONLY BELIEVE 04. HOW GREAT THOU ART 05. INTRODUCTIONS 06. JOHNNY B. GOODE

SIDE 3
01. THE WONDER OF YOU 02. SOMETHING 03. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 04. LOVE ME 05. ONE NIGHT 06. BLUE SUEDE SHOES 07. HOUND DOG

SIDE 4
01. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN 02. LOVE ME TENDER 03. JOHNNY B. GOODE 04. INTRODUCTIONS 05. THE WONDER OF YOU 06. INTRODUCTION OF HAL WALLIS 07. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (TECHNICAL ERROR) 08. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 09. SOMETHING

Elvis Presley with The Sweet Inspirations & The Imperials
January 27, 1971 12.00AM
Tracks 1 & 2 (side 1) & complete side 4 are recorded at the January 26, 1971 opening show

CD 

01. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 
02. THAT’S ALL RIGHT 
03. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME 
04. LOVE ME TENDER 
05. THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING 
06. SWEET CAROLINE 
07. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ 
08. POLK SALAD ANNIE 
09. ONLY BELIEVE 
10. HOW GREAT THOU ART 
11. INTRODUCTIONS 
12. JOHNNY B. GOODE 
13. THE WONDER OF YOU 
14. SOMETHING 
15. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 
16. LOVE ME 
17. ONE NIGHT 
18. BLUE SUEDE SHOES 
19. HOUND DOG 
20. MYSTERY TRAIN/TIGER MAN 
21. LOVE ME TENDER 
22. JOHNNY B. GOODE 
23. INTRODUCTIONS 
24. THE WONDER OF YOU 
25. INTRODUCTION OF HAL WALLIS 
26. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (TECHNICAL ERROR) 
27. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY 
28. SOMETHING

Source: ElvisCollectors

Memphis Ballads - 1969-1976

Memphis Ballads - 1969-1976


After the great success of the "Nashville Ballads" compilation, this is the superb follow-up, "Memphis Ballads". Housed in a stunning 6 panel digipack, this CD contains 20 fantastic outtakes from 1969-1976, all recorded in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. A truly great collection! 

01. Do You Know Who I Am ( take 5 ) 
02. If I'm A Fool ( take 3 ) 
03. Inherit The Wind ( vocal overdub ) 
04. Gentle On My Mind ( track replacement overdub ) 
05. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road ( take 7 ) 
06. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ( home recording ) 
07. I Miss You ( edit ) * 
08. Sweet Angeline ( edit ) * 
09. Take Good Care Of Her ( edit ) * 
10. For Ol' Times Sake ( edit ) * 
11. Are You Sincere ( edit ) * 
12. It's Midnight ( take 11 ) 
13. Never Again ( take 11 ) 
14. Solitaire ( take 3 ) 
15. The Last Farewell ( undubbed master ) 
16. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ( rough mix of master ) 
17. It's Easy For You ( undubbed master ) 
18. Danny Boy ( take 9 ) 
19. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall ( rough mix of master ) 
20. Love Coming Down ( take 4 ) 

* unreleased

Source: ElvisCollectors

First In Line (MxF Records)

First In Line (MxF Records)


To be released soon, First In Line (MxF Records) featuring both the shows performed by Elvis in Las Vegas NV, Hilton Hotel on February 01, 1974 DS&MS. Both the previously unreleased shows are taken directly from a first generation tape.
After the deserved rest of 5 months, Elvis is back in Las Vegas Hilton. A new contract has been signed by Elvis, he wants to perform twice a year, but only two weeks at a time rather than the previous four. Starting from January 12th Elvis starts the rehearsal of his 10th Las Vegas Season, on Saturday 26th He opened the season dressed in a white jumpsuit in good spirit and in good shape too. The repertoire was reduced compared to the previous season to 15/20 songs with three new additions: Help me, Spanish Eyes and the popular Let Me Be There. The choice of songs in the different shows varied little, in particular in the two shows here presented the only variation is the song The First Time Ever I Saw your face that replaces the now classic Let Me Be There in the Midnight Show.

Speaking about the two unreleased shows, they are very similar, the track list is minimized and the shows are practically identical, but we are talking about of two concerts of very good quality and well performed with the audience very pleased by the shows. Elvis is bringing back the rocker Polk Salad Annie and his performing of the classic Trying To get To You never sounded better, searching the best song is very hard because all the songs are very well performed, but for sure Elvis’ joy while performing the popular Let Me Be There is undeniable, often singing also the reprise.

The sound is very good for ambient recordings, we have on our hands the original mono tapes of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise, hiss, and clicks, but we always give priority to the integrity of the original recording, trying to achieve a clearer sound in spite of the background noise. The result is a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and you definitely can live the atmosphere of an Elvis’ concert in the seventies. This new SR special Product will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing 8 pages of a foldout booklet that in one side opening gives life to a great poster, while the backside is full of backstage photos of the season with classic memorabilia and newspaper clippings plus a high glossy paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size.

To have a special collector’s item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeve VARIATIONS. The variations will also be extended to the internal poster and to the coloring of the digipack spine. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and please remember!! These are LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES

For the first time, MxF LABEL DECIDED TO PRODUCE WITH THE 400 copies of the STANDARD EDITION A LIMITED BOXED DELUXE EDITION of 100 copies WITH EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS.

COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!

CD 1 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 DS

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 12. Spanish Eyes 13. Why Me Lord? ( Stamps) 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introduction 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You 17. Help Me 18. An American Trilogy 19. Let Me Be There ( with reprise) 20. Can’t Help Falling Love 21. Closing Vamp

CD 2 Las Vegas NV. Hilton Hotel February 01, 1974 MS

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Rock Medley 09. Fever 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Intro 12. Killing Me Softly (Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord? ( Stamps) 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You 18. Help Me 19. An American Trilogy 20. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 21. Can’t Help Falling Love 22. Closing Vamp

Source: ElvisCollectors

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Elvis: St. Paul To Witchita - October '74 (FTD CD)

Elvis: St. Paul To Witchita - October '74 (FTD CD)


FTD is pleased to announce the release of “ELVIS: ST. PAUL to WITCHITA - OCTOBER ‘74”. Released as a 5” digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the fall tour of 1974. Elvis was in great form and using a variety of repertoire.

Disc 1

1) See See Rider 2) I Got A Woman/Amen 3) Love Me 4) Blue Suede Shoes 5) Until It’s Time For You To Go 6) Big Boss Man 7) Fever 8) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 9) Love Me Tender 10) Hound Dog 11) Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 12) All Shook Up 13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 14) The Wonder Of You 15) Why Me Lord 16) Heartbreak Hotel 17) Let Me Be There 18) Hawaiian Wedding Song 19) American Trilogy 20) Johnny B. Good 21) You Gave Me A Mountain
(Rest of show is missing on the source tape)

Disc 2 

1) See See Rider (late start) 2) I Got A Woman/Amen 3) Love Me 4) Blue Suede Shoes 5) The Wonder Of You 6) Big Boss Man 7) Fever 8) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 9) Love Me Tender 10) Hound Dog 11) Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 12) All Shook Up 13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 14) Why Me Lord 15) Let Me Be There 16) When It’s My Time – performed by The Stamps 17) Johnny B. Goode 18) Heartbreak Hotel 19) Hawaiian Wedding Song 20) Polk Salad Annie 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love - 22) Closing Vamp

Bonus songs
23) It’s Midnight 24) Steamroller Blues 25) Funny How Time Slips Away 

Disc 1 recorded at Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2, 1974.
Disc 2 recorded at Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. October 7, 1974.
Bonus songs recorded at Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan. October 4, 1974.

Source: Elvis Collectors

Kissin' Cousins (FTD Limited Vinyl Edition)

Kissin' Cousins (FTD Limited Vinyl Edition)


FTD VINYL is please to announce the release of “KISSIN’ COUSINS – LIMITED VINYL EDITION” limited edition. The album contains great alternative versions of songs from the film soundtrack sessions and related tracks. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180 gram format.

DISC 1 - SIDE 1

01 Kissin’ Cousins (Number 2) (unedited master) 02 Smokey Mountain Boy (track, take 1-intro & take 4/M) 03 Catchin’ On Fast (unedited master) 04 There’s Gold In The Mountains (track, takes 1-2) 05 Kissin’ Cousins (track, take 1) 07 One Boy Two Little Girls (master) 08 Pappy Won’t You Please Come Home (Dolores Edgin vocal, take 6/M)

SIDE 2

01 Kissin’ Cousins (hillbilly vocal) 02 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (v.o. take 2/alternate master) 03 Barefoot Ballad (instrumental) 04 There’s Gold In The Mountains (instrumental) 05 Smokey Mountain Boy (master) 06 Once Is Enough (master) 07 Tender Feeling (track, take 1) 08 Catchin’ On Fast (track, take 1 & ending take 2)

DISC 2 - SIDE 3

01 (It’s a) Long Lonely Highway (take 1) 02 Echoes Of Love (takes 9,8 alternate master) 03 Kissin’ Cousins (regular vocal) 04 It Hurts Me (take 1) 05 There’s Gold In The Mountains 06 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (track, take 4) 07 Kissin’ Cousins (Number 2) (track, take 1)

SIDE 4

01 It Hurts Me (master) 02 Kissin’ Cousins (master) 03 One Boy Two Little Girls (track, take 2) 04 Tender Feeling (master) 05 Once Is Enough (track, take 1) 06 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (master) 07 Barefoot Ballad (track, take 2)

Source: Elvis Collectors

Through The Lens Of Phillip Harrington (FTD \ Flaming Star Books)

Through The Lens Of Phillip Harrington (FTD \ Flaming Star Books)


Following up from the excellent REBEL WITH A CAUSE and “THE WILD ONE” in 2018, “THROUGH THE LENS OF PHILLIP HARRINGTON” includes more than 350 photos. Over 150 unpublished from the original negatives of Phillip Harrington. A bonus CD features Elvis live at Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956. 

Source: Elvis Collectors

Graceland Live Cam

Visitors Since October, 2013