Monday, March 27, 2017

A Brand New Cadillac, Honey! - Straight Arrow

A Brand New Cadillac, Honey! - Straight Arrow


A Brand New Cadillac, Honey!
Sunday, April 25, 1976 (2:30 pm), Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, & Monday, April 26, 1976, Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2017-45-02

Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' April ’76 tour. It was short but very good tour, with Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt replacing Shane Kiester on piano and Larrie Londin on drums. 
The Long Beach, April 25th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased. The Seattle, April 26th, 1976 show was first released by Millbranch Music („THE BICENTENNIAL KING VOL. 2“, 2010) from a rather bad, flat sounding tape source.
Straight Arrow was fortunate enough to obtain recently recovered 1st generation copies of the original audience-recorded cassettess, which were not in circulation previously. Both shows were recorded by the same person. These enjoyable concerts were never before available in good sound quality… until now! Ask your dealer for sound samples.

As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak that includes photos taken in Long Beach (2:30 pm) and Seattle and newspaper reviews of both concerts. Again - it’s new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!
Note: „A BRAND NEW CADILLAC, HONEY!“ 2CD-set will be released together with „GOT ME WORKIN’ BOSS MAN“ CD.

CD1
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. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. America (The Beautiful) - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. What'd I Say - 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 15. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 16. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 17. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 18. School Day - 19. Hurt - 20. And I Love You So - 21. Burning Love - 22. How Great Thou Art - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away - 25. It's Now Or Never - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp.

CD2
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. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. My Way - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Monologue about New Year's Eve show in Pontiac / Auld Lang Syne (one line) - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. What'd I Say - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 18. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 19. School Day - 20. America (The Beautiful) - 21. And I Love You So - 22. Hound Dog (with break) - 23. Hurt - 24. Help Me - 25. How Great Thou Art - 26. Blue Suede Shoes - 27. Funny How Time Slips Away - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp.

Source: Elvis Collectors

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Got Me Workin' Boss Man - 40 Years After Vol.1 - Straight Arrow

Got Me Workin' Boss Man - 40 Years After Vol.1 - Straight Arrow


Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new CD dedicated to Elvis' May ’77 tour. The Macon, June 1st, 1977 show is previously unreleased. This recording was taken directly from a recently found 1st generation copy of an audience-recorded mastertape. This historic concert was never before available in decent sound quality… until now! Ask your dealer for sound samples. Compared with an average show in Baton Rouge, May 31st, Macon concert is surprisingly good. ”Fairytale”, ”My Way” and ”And I Love You So” are performed really well but one highlight stands out, rocking performance of „Big Boss Man“ at the end of show. As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 3-panel digipak that includes photos taken in Macon and a newspaper review. If you liked our other May 1977 release “Too Late For Goodbyes” (SA/SP 2016-42-02), we'll bet that you will also love this one. It’s new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!

Tracklist:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. My Way - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. And I Love You So (with break) - 13. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 23. School Day - 24. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Big Boss Man - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love -28. Closing Vamp

Source: Elvis Collectors

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Record Store Day 2017 News

Record Store Day 2017 News



The Movie soundtrack "Blue Hawaii" and "Pot Luck" albums will be re-issued on colored vinyl for Record Store Day 2017 on the French VPI label.
The albums are not featured on the official releases overview, so probably a public domain initiative.
Both releases are limited editions of 1000 copies each.
"Blue Hawaii" on blue vinyl, "Pot Luck" on yellow vinyl.


In the Netherlands we have a Memphis Recording Service (MRS) vinyl release. "Elvis On Television 1956-1960"
Limited editions of 850 copies.

Source: Elvis Day By Day blog / Record Store Day website

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spliced Takes - Rock 'N' Roll Majesty

Spliced Takes - Rock 'N' Roll Majesty


A new release coming out soon is a 4 CD set with 4 volumes of the spliced takes series. 
It features the CD's Nashville, Holywood, T-R-O-U-B-L-E and Snowbird. 

Source: ElvisCollectors

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Elvis - His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 - FTD Book / CD

Elvis - His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 - FTD Book / CD


Follow That Dream (FTD) will release the second volume of 'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise', this book completes the story chronicling a further 51 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs to add to the 55 songs featured in 'His Songs Of Praise Volume 1'. Once again, the story of each song is told with extensively researched detail. Also observe the high quality and subtle differences on the front cover and many other photographs of Elvis featured throughout the 350 pages.
In addition, the 32-track CD that runs for over 79 minutes features many rare and officially unreleased tracks.

01. Elvis Introduction / Only Believe (With unused horns overdubbed June 8, 1970) (2:55)

PURE ELVIS: UNDUBBED SACRED SONGS
02. I, John (T-2 Undubbed Master June 10, 1971) (2:15)
03. Life (T-20 Undubbed Master June 6, 1970) (3:07)
04. Reach Out To Jesus (T-9 Undubbed June 9, 1971) (3:08)
05. He Is My Everything (Undubbed Master June 9, 1971) (2:39)
06. He Knows Just What I Need (T-9 Undubbed Oct 30, 1960) (2:10)
07. Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Undubbed Movie Version Oct 23, 1969) (2:15)
08. We Call On Him (T-3 Undubbed September 11, 1967) (2:33)
09. Padre (Undubbed Spliced Master May 16, 1971) (2:29)
10. Elvis Introduction / You’ll Never Walk Alone (Extended Master September 11, 1967) (3:52)

1956 – 1977 ELVIS IMPROMPTU (LIVE AND RARE)
11. On the Jericho Road (SUN Studio Dec 4, 1956) (0:50)
12. Peace In The Valley (Ed Sullivan Show Jan 6, 1957) (1:39)
13. Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marching In (From the Movie “Frankie & Johnny May 1965) (1:45)
14. The Lord’s Prayer (Edit May 16, 1971) (2:03)
15. Elvis Introduction / Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To The (March / April 1972) (3:11)
16. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run (March / April 1972) (2:34)
17. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden) (June 10, 1972) (3:18)
18. Where No One Stands Alone (Montgomery, Alabama February 16, 1977) (2:23)

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ELVIS: THE CHRISTMAS RADIO SPECIAL FROM DECEMBER 3, 1967
19. Announcer / Here Comes Santa Claus (2:37)
20. Announcer / Blue Christmas (2:11)
21. Announcer / O Little Town Of Bethlehem (2:47)
22. Dale Robertson / Christmas Seal Charity Appeal (1:23)
23. Announcer / Silent Night (2:34)
24. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1:54)
25. Announcer / I Believe (2:23)
26. Announcer / If Everyday Was Like Christmas (3:04)
27. Announcer / How Great Thou Art (3:16)
28. His Hand In Mine (3:00)
29. Announcer / Promotion of Elvis’ Albums (1:00)
30. Elvis’ Special Message / I’ll Be Home For Christmas (2:08)

MORE PURE ELVIS – UNDUBBED CHRISTMAS CAROLS
31. The First Noel (Undubbed Master May 21, 1971) (2:13)
32. O Come, All Ye Faithful (T-1 Undubbed Master May 21, 1971 (2:58)

CD Compilation by Trevor Simpson
CD Mastered by Jan Eliasson

Source: www.elvispresleyftd.com

Elvis: Las Vegas '74 (2CD) FTD

Elvis: Las Vegas '74 (2CD) FTD


Disc 1

AUGUST 20, 1974 – Dinner Show 

01) See See Rider
02) I Got A Woman/Amen 
03) Love Me 
04) If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
05) It’s Midnight 
06) Big Boss Man 
07) Fever 
08) Trying To Get To You 
09) Love Me Tender 
10) All Shook Up  
11) I’m Leavin’
12) Softly As I Leave You 
13) Hound Dog 
14) You Gave Me A Mountain
15) Polk Salad Annie
16) Introductions (part missing) 
17) If You Talk In Your Sleep 
18) Why Me Lord
19) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
20) Heartbreak Hotel 
21) Bridge Over Troubled Water
22) Hawaiian Wedding Song
23) Let Me Be There
24) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus Song (Recorded September 2, MidnightShow)

25) It’s Now Or Never (second version)

Disc 2

AUGUST 20, 1974 – Midnight Show

01) See See Rider
02) I Got A Woman/Amen
03) Love Me
04) If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
05) It’s Midnight
06) Proud Mary
07) Trying To Get To You
08) Big Boss Man
09) Fever
10) Promised Land 
11) Love Me Tender  
12) All Shook Up 
13) I’m Leavin’ 
14) Softly As I Leave You 
15) Hound Dog 
16) You Gave Me A Mountain 
17) Polk Salad Annie
18) Introductions 
19) If You Talk In Your Sleep 
20) Why Me Lord 
21) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel(incomplete)
22) Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete) 
23) Let Me Be There  
24) Can’t Help Falling In Love 

Bonus Songs (Recorded August 28, Dinner Show)

25) Help Me 
26) My Boy 
27) How Great Thou Art   

Mastered by Jan Eliasson

Musicians:

Guitars: James Burton, John Wilkinson; Guitar and Vocals: Charlie Hodge; Bass: Duke Bardwell; Drums: Ronnie Tutt; Piano: Glen D. Hardin; Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland, Voice. Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.

Source: ElvisMatters