Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Elvis August 26, 1969 Midnight Show - Sony Legacy (Double LP)

Elvis August 26, 1969 Midnight Show - Sony Legacy (Double LP)


Coming soon! Second 2 LP Set this time featuring the August 26, 1969 Midnight show, this will be released along with the Reissue of the August 23 Dinner show on 2 LP and the 11 CD Boxset.

Source: ElvisWorldJapan

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Elvis Live 1969 (11CD box) - Sony Legacy

Elvis Live 1969 (11CD box) - Sony Legacy



Here the complete "Elvis Live 1969" 11 CD box which is due from Sony Legacy August 9, 2019.

Limited 11CD box set with 52 page book full of rare photos & memorabilia! One show entirely unreleased! Complete Newly Mixed and Mastered Shows! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Of Elvis' Triumphant Return To The Stage 

"I missed the closeness of a live audience. So just as soon as I got out of the movie contracts, I started to do live performances again. " Elvis Presley First chronicled in part on the album Elvis In Person At The International Hotel 50 years ago, Live 1969 showcases this incredibly, important phase in Elvis' career in definitive detail his first live shows following his triumphant, 1968 comeback for NBC after an 8 year absence from playing live. 

This box set features 11 complete sets from the first of his many engagements at The International Hotel (several of which are released in full for the first time, with one show entirely unreleased), allowing fans a more definitive picture of The King's glorious return to the concert stage. 

52-page book includes rare photos, memorabilia and an oral history by Ken Sharp curated from historic interviews with Elvis, Colonel Tom Park, Tom Jones, Jerry Schilling, James Burton, Cissy Houston, Terry Blackwood, George Klein, Fats Domino and more.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

6363 SUNSET - VOLUME 2 (Deluxe Digipack)

6363 SUNSET - VOLUME 2 (Deluxe Digipack)


We all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like
"The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".

Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.

After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...

The second release from MTP records is out now and will be another fan favorite!

Included are some very hard to find outtakes and rehearsals recorded at RCA's Hollywood, California studios.

This time, not only do we get tracks from '72 and '75 since there are also some essential tracks from the August 16, 1974 rehearsal, where Elvis made a completely new line up for his upcoming engagement.

Also included are some rare string overdubbed versions from the May 8, 1972 session.

This new release is at least as good as the first volume and is "Meant to be Played"

TRACKS:

01. Separate Ways - take 4,13 (spliced with take 21)
02. Where Do I Go From Here - take 2
03. Burning Love - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
04. For the Good Times - take 4 (March 30,1972)
05. Proud Mary  - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
06. Never Been To Spain - Rehearsal #2 (March 31,1972)
07. It's A Matter of Time - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8, 1972
08. Fool - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th, 1972
09. If You Love Me Let Me Know  - #3 (August 16, 1974)
10. Faded Love - (August 16, 1974)
11. Just Pretend - (August 16, 1974)
12. Twelfth of Never - (August 16, 1974)
13. Softly, As I Leave You  - #2  (August 16, 1974)
14. Fairytale - take 2  
15. I Can Help - Take 1,2
16. Susan When She Tried - take 3
17. Tiger Man - take 1 (jam)
18. Pieces of My Life - take 1
19. Woman Without Love - take 1 (undubbed master)
20. Always On My Mind  - Brass & Strings Overdubs, May 8th

Source: ElvisCollectors

Friday, June 14, 2019

Elvis Sessions From Clambake - Victrola

Elvis Sessions From Clambake - Victrola


Victrola is proud to present an ultimate 3CD-set of Elvis’ “CLAMBAKE” sessions. It is called simply “ELVIS SESSIONS FROM CLAMBAKE” and all these recordings including the masters came from the same 1989 DAT source tapes just as our very successful 2018 “AVVENTURA IN ORIENTE” 3CD release. We have decided to give that album a worthy follow up! What makes this new release special? Most tracks have been released before, but never before in such pristine quality!!!

Clambake the movie was definitely not Elvis’ finest moment but the soundtrack from 1967 does have some noteworthy songs. Elvis was tired of making the same movies again and again and it's around this time that they had to force him to come to the studio.

Elvis was looking for new challenges, as can be heard in the famous “Guitar Man” sessions. Victrola team is happy to bring you a lot of material with several unreleased outtakes of these sessions including stereo takes which were previously only available in mono.

Also presented here for the very first time are the “U. S. Male” outtakes which have only been released on an old CD called “Going Home” which was heavily noise reduced, resulting in a very unnatural, artificial sound. Finally, we present this session material the right way!

For the first time also, we release the stereo versions of the home recordings of “500 Miles” and “Blowing In The Wind”!

All tracks have been digitally restored and mastered in a renowned sound studio. This 3CD-set is presented in a stunning looking digipack. Do not miss your opportunity to obtain an ultimate “Clambake” release from Victrola label! If you enjoyed our “AVVENTURA IN ORIENTE”, then we are absolutely sure that you will love our new 3CD-set too!

Tracklist:

Disc 1:

01. Clambake (master) 
02. Hey, Hey, Hey (master) 
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (master) 
04. You Don't Know Me (master) 
05. The Girl I Never Loved (master) 
06. Guitar Man (unedited master)
07. Big Boss Man (master) 
08. Who Needs Money (master) 
09. A House That Has Everything (master) 
10. Confidence (master) 
11. Just Call Me Lonesome (master) 
12. Singing Tree (master) 
13. Clambake (demo by Glen Campbell)
14. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (demo by Glen Campbell)
15. Clambake (an alternate song - unused demo by Winfield Scott)
16. Guitar Man (takes 1 - 5)
17. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 1 - 3)
18. A House That Has Everything (takes 2 & 3)
19. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 4 & 5)
20. Singing Tree (take 1)
21. You Don't Know Me  (movie version, takes 7 & 10)
22. Big Boss Man (takes 1 & 2)
23. Just Call Me Lonesome (take 4)

Disc 2:

01. Clambake (bluesy reprise, take 3)
02. You Don't Know Me (movie version, takes 12 & 13)
03. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (takes 1 & 2)
04. Big Boss Man (takes 3 - 9)
05. Guitar Man (takes 6 - 9)
06. Just Call Me Lonesome (takes 5 & 6)
07. Singing Tree (takes 2 - 4)
08. You Don't Know Me (movie version, take 18)
09. Clambake (V.O. takes 1 - 3B)
10. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 3 - 6)
11. The Girl I Never Loved (takes 8, 10 & 11)
12. How Can You Lose What You Never Had (take 3)
13. Singing Tree (remake, takes 1 - 3)
14. Guitar Man (takes 10 & 11)
15. Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 7 & 8)
16. Clambake (take 5)
17. U. S. Male (take 1 - LFS)
18. The Prisoners Song (jam)
19. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 1 - LFS)
20. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 1)
21. Clambake movie trailer
22. Clambake radio commercial

Disc 3:

01. U. S. Male (take 2 - 2 FS + LFS)
02. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 1)
03. Hi-Heel Sneakers (take 5)
04. You Don't Know Me (remake, take 2)
05. Mine (takes 1 - 3)
06. U. S. Male (takes 3 & 4)
07. Hi-Heel Sneakers (takes 6 & 7) 
08. Stay Away (guitar overdub by Jerry Reed - take 2)
09. Mine (take 4 - complete)
10. A House That Has Everything (takes 4 - 6)
11. U. S. Male (takes 5 - 7)
12. Hi-Heel Sneakers (unedited master)
13. Mine (unused instrumental version, takes 5 - 7)
14. U. S. Male (takes 8 - 10)
15. Stay Away (movie version)
16. Who Needs Money (movie version)
17. Confidence (movie version)
18. The Girl I Never Loved (movie version)
19. You Don’t Know Me (movie version)
20. U. S. Male (take 11 - complete)
21. Mine (takes 8 & 9)
22. Mine (take 13)
23. 500 Miles (stereo version)
24. Blowin' In The Wind (stereo version)

Source: ElvisCollectors

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Elvis - Kentucky Rain - Back By Populair Request (Straight Arrow)

Elvis - Kentucky Rain - Back By Populair Request (Straight Arrow)


Sunday, February 22, 1970 Midnight Show, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This year, the "STRAIGHT ARROW" label team promises to focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972. After the great success of our 1969 release, titled "ELVIS - STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING!" (SA/SP 2019-56-02), we're back again – this time with two great releases from 1970! The first CD is titled "KENTUCKY RAIN" (SA/SP 2019-57-02). The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far (note: in 2007, the "SR" label released a so-called February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show on the "Rock In Black" double CD, but this show was wrongly dated and in fact it was the February 23rd, 1970 Dinner show!)

The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show recording is slightly incomplete, missing the last song "Can't Help Falling In Love", so we have included this song in the same good sound, as taken from the February 20th, 1970 Dinner show, to make the concert "complete" for listeners' comfort.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 and a press review.

Tracklist:

01. Opening Vamp - 02. All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Monologue - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start only) - 13. C. C. Rider - 14. Sweet Caroline - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of Roy Orbison - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love. 

Source: ElvisCollectors

Like A Greek God (Straight Arrow)

Like A Greek God (Straight Arrow)


The September 4th, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken from an original audience recorded tape. In 2005, the "Memory Records" label used 6 tracks from this tape as a bonus for "The Midnight Hour" CD. Unfortunately, the August 4th, 1970 Midnight show recording is incomplete, missing the last 3 songs. We have decided to add the same songs as taken from the September 5th, 1970 Midnight show to make the show "complete" for listeners' comfort.

The September 7th, 1970 Closing night was released by the "SR" label in 2008 in very poor, muffled sound, taken from a degraded x-generation copy (the "September Nights" CD). Once again we have used an original master tape and restored it to crisp, clear perfection. Elvis' crazy Closing night performance never sounded better - until NOW!

Both concerts presented on this release were recorded by same person. This release is presented in a de-luxe 8-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1970 and a press review.

CD1 (04.09.1970 M/S) 

01. Orchestra Intro (ending only) / Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Monologue / La Bamba (one line) / I Walk The Line (one line) - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. I've Lost You - 07. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Crying Time (one verse) - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Introductions cont'd / playing with laughing box - 14. Introduction of Trini Lopez, Paul Anka / My Way (one line) - 15. The Wonder Of You - 16. Heartbreak Hotel (false starts only) - 17. One Night (with false start) - 18. Blue Suede Shoes - 19. Hound Dog - 20. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp. 
Track 18 spliced with 05.09.1970 Midnight show.
Tracks 19-22 taken from 05.09.1970 Midnight show. 

CD2 (07.09.1970 C/S) 

01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Opening Vamp - 03. That's All Right - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Monologue / I Walk The Line (one line) - 06. Love Me Tender (false start only) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Bob Dylan impersonations - 12. Introduction of Shirley Bassey, actor James Shigeta ("Paradise Hawaiian Style") - 13. Introduction of Colonel Tom Parker, Vernon Presley, Priscilla Presley - 14. Heartbreak Hotel (only 4 funny false starts) - 15. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes - 16. Introduction of sound engineer Bill Porter, Felton Jarvis, light man - 17. All Shook Up (with false start) - 18. Hound Dog (with 2 false starts) - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love (with 2 false starts) - 21. Closing Vamp.
Both releases are expected very soon. In the meantime you may ask your local dealer for audio samples to judge for yourself! It's a new "STRAIGHT ARROW" so you know what to expect, anyway! Every second of these concerts was digitally restored, every click or disturbing clap in quiet songs manually removed, every drop-out or damaged place fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. What we plan to release the next time? Perhaps some unreleased concerts from 1971-1972, definitely not from 1976-1977 :-). Stay tuned!

Source: ElvisCollectors 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Vegas Ballads 1969 - 1975

Vegas Ballads 1969 - 1975


Now available in the well-received "BALLADS" series is "VEGAS BALLADS". After the great success of the previous releases "NASHVILLE BALLADS", "MEMPHIS BALLADS" & "HOLLYWOOD BALLADS" this is a compilation of some of his best ballads performed live in Vegas between 1969 - 1975.
Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6 panel digipack. Keep your "BALLADS" series complete !!

01. The Wonder Of You
02. I Can't Stop Loving You
03. I Just Cant Help Believin'
04. Let It Be Me
05. This Is The Story
06. There Goes My Everything
07. Release Me
08. Love Me Tender
09. Sweet Caroline
10. Just Pretend
11. Love Me
12. I've Lost You
13 .The Impossible Dream
14. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
15. It's Over
16. Something
17. You're The Reason I'm Living
18. It's Midnight
19. Hawaiian Wedding Song
20. It's Impossible 

Source: ElvisCollectors

My Kind Of Blues - Petticoat Records

My Kind Of Blues - Petticoat Records



Petticoat records is back! With last year releases "THE SWINGING SIXTIES" (Petticoat LP 001) & "YOU ASKED ME TO" (Petticoat LP 002) we now present "MY KIND OF BLUES" (Petticoat LP 003). 
A fantastic vinyl album PLUS BONUS CD with 15 blues oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1950's until the 1970's ! 
Great stuff, housed in a STUNNING full color sleeve suitable for framing! 
This high quality vinyl pressing is now available in very limited GOLD or CLEAR vinyl. 

A- Side
1. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 2. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 3. Like A Baby (spliced take) 4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 5. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 6. It Feels So Right (take 2) 7. Down In The Alley (take 1)

B- Side
1. Give Me The Right (take 2) 2. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 3. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 4. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 5. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 6. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 7. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 8. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC)

CD TRACKLISTING 
01. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 02. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 03. Like A Baby (spliced take) 04. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 05. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 06. It Feels So Right (take 2) 07. Down In The Alley (take 1) 08. Give Me The Right (take 2) 09. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 10. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 11. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 12. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 13. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 14. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 15. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC) 

Source: ElvisCollectors

The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 2

The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 2


Now available is THE CLASSIC BOOTLEG COLLECTION VOLUME 2. 
A sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again there is chosen for some 50's , 60's and 70's instead of focusing on one time period.

This way all will be served! There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset. 
These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better (and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days. 
This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered and they now sound better than ever before! Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

Just like on THE CLASSIC BOOTLEG COLLECTION VOLUME 1 there are some true gems (or rough cut diamonds) to be found on this set! And above all that it will bring back beautiful memories!

6 CLASSIC ELVIS BOOTLEG ALBUMS 
* Elvis' Witchcraft Album 
* Rough Cut Diamonds 
* Plantation Rock 
* Elvis On Tour 
* The King Goes Wild 
* Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! 
ORIGINAL ALBUM PACKAGING HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED
ORIGINAL ALBUM TRACKS DIGITALLY REMASTERED
INCLUDING 12 PAGE FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY
VERY LIMITED EDITION

ELVIS' WITCHCRAFT ALBUM:

Witchcraft 
Never Ending 
What Now, What Next, Where To 
(It's A) Long Lonely Highway 
Echoes Of Love 
Please Don't Drag That String Around 
Ask Me - Take 2 
(You're The) Devil In Disguise 
Western Union 
Love Me Tonight 
Finders Keepers Losers Weepers 
Slowly But Surely 
Blue River 
Memphis Tennessee - Edited Take 2

ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS

I'll Never Know - Undubbed Master 
Just Pretend – Undubbed Master 
Life – Undubbed Master 
When I'm Over You - Backup Vocals Overdub Master 
Make The World Go Away – Undubbed Master 
Funny How Time Slips Away – Backup Vocals Overdub Master 
This Is Our Dance - Undubbed Master 
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water 
Snowbird - Harmony Vocal Overdubbed Master 
Stranger In The Crowd – Undubbed Master 
Patch It Up – Undubbed Master 
It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) – Undubbed Master 
Cindy, Cindy - Brass & Strings Overdub Master 
Where Did They Go, Lord? – Undubbed Master

PLANTATION ROCK

Plantation Rock - Extended Version 
I'll Remember You - January 12, 1973 
Hawaiian Sunset - Take 2 
No More - Take 1 
Ku-U-I-Po - Take 1 
Can't Help Falling In Love - Take 7, 8, 9 
Sylvia – Undubbed Master 
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry – January 12, 1973 
Slicin' Sand - Take 15 -17 
Only Believe - Undubbed Master 
Steppin' Out Of Line - Take 4, 5 & 15 
Something – January 12, 1973

ELVIS ON TOUR

Dialogue/Johnny B Goode 
Dialogue 
See See Rider 
Polk Salad Annie 
Separate Ways 
Proud Mary 
Never Been To Spain 
Burning Love 
You Gave Me A Mountain 
Gospel Medley : Lighthouse / Lead Me, Guide Me / Rock My Soul 
Love Me Tender 
I'John 
Bridge Over Troubled Water 
Funny How Time Slips Away 
American Trilogy 
Interview / I Got A Woman 
A Big Hunk O'love 
Lawdy Miss Clawdy

All tracks are the original soundtrack versions.

THE KING GOES WILD

September 9 , 1956 
Don't Be Cruel 
Love Me Tender 
Ready Teddy 
Hound Dog

October 28, 1956 
Don't Be Cruel 
Love Me Tender 
Love Me 
Hound Dog

January 6, 1957 
Hound Dog 
Love Me Tender 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Don't Be Cruel 
Too Much 
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 
Peace In The Valley

GOT A LOT O' LIVIN' TO DO

Young & Beautiful - Movie Version 
I Wanna Be Free - Movie Version 
Young & Beautiful - Movie Version 
Don't Leave Me Now - Movie Version 
Treat Me Nice - Movie Version 
Jailhouse Rock - Movie Version 
Baby I Don't Care - Movie Version 
Young & Beautiful - Movie Version

Dick Clark Interview

Loving You (Fast Version) - Movie Version 
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version 
Party - Movie Version 
Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / Hot Dog - Movie Version 
Lonesome Cowboy - Movie Version 
Hot Dog - Movie Version 
Mean Woman Blues - Movie wVersion 
Teddy Bear - Movie Version 
Loving You - Movie Version 
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version

Vancouver Live Excerpts

Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One / I Got A Woman / That's When Your Heartaches Begin

note: the above tracklisting is the actual tracklisting as it appeared on the vinyl records, sleeve information was often misleading , incomplete or incorrect.

Source: ElvisCollectors

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Out In Hollywood - Volume 2 - MTP

Out In Hollywood - Volume 2 - MTP


We all remember the "good old days" when FTD released their first releases like
"The Jungle Room Sessions", "Fame and Fortune" and "Out in Hollywood".

Those cds were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before.

After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more cds with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...

Time for some action!
The new label " MTP " (Meant to be Played) is proud to present their first release:

"OUT IN HOLLYWOOD volume 2" a release with some very rare and hard to find "complete" outtakes!
The artwork matches the original first release and has the same "feel" ... this looks to be a real winner!

01. Roustabout - take 13
02. Bossa Nova Baby - take 11
03. Let Yourself Go - Reversed Master 
04. Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby - take 1    
05. If You Think I Don't Need You take 2
06. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You take 2
07. Flaming Star take 5  
08. Wonderful World take 3
09. Catchin' On Fast - Take 4 (unedited)
10. Do the Vega - take 2  
11. Yoga is As Yoga Does - take 4
12. My Desert Serenade - take 10
13. Sand Castles KO take 8    
14. I Need Somebody To Lean On take 5  
15. It's Carnival Time take 12 
16. Stay Away, Joe - take 9
17. Edge of Reality take 2
18. Charro! - Rough Mix  
19. Almost - take 25
20. I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here take 5  
21. Kissin' Cousins (regular overdub) take 2
22. Let Me - take 3

Source: ElvisCollectors

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