Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Elvis - The Matrix Recordings (4CD)

 Elvis - The Matrix Recordings (4CD)


Coming later this month is a 4 CD set titled "The Matrix recordings" and it's a limited release of 300 copies only

CD1) August 21, 1974 (MS) Las Vegas

CD2) March 17, 1976, Johnson City, TN

CD3) April 23, 1977 Toledo, OH

CD4) April 24, 1977 Ann Arbor, MI

Source: ElvisCollectors

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Elvis 25 - Essential Sixties Splices Volume One - CMT

 Elvis 25 - Essential Sixties Splices Volume One - CMT


CMT is proud to present the first in their new series "Elvis 25" , this incredible release includes brandnew, unreleased spliced takes and focusses on 1960; Elvis was 25 when he recorded all these great tracks.

As always, expect some nice surprises, since a lot of the tracks sound very different then what has been released before.

Some highlights are the remade opening for "Stuck on You", an extended version of "Make Me Know It", "It's Now Or Never" includes a rare "harmony" part and a breathtaking new approach has been done on "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" which starts of with the spoken part.
Also the new version of "Lonely Man" sound very different and includes both the main version and the solo version.

CD:

01. Stuck on You - spliced take 2,1
02. Fame and Fortune - spliced take 3,4,2
03. It’s Now Or Never - spliced take 3,2,4
04. A Mess O’ Blues - spliced take 2,4,3
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - alternate master
06. I Gotta Know - spliced take 1,2,1,2,1
07. Make Me Know It - spliced take 12,14,16
08. Fever - spliced take 2,3,4,1
09. The Girl of My Best Friend - spliced take 7,8,6,8
10. I Will Be Home Again - extended master
11. Dirty, Dirty Feeling - spliced take 2,3,4
12. The Thrill of Your Love - spliced take 1,3
13. Soldier Boy - spliced take 4,7,11
14. Such A Night - alternate master
15. It Feels So Right - spliced take 4,3
16. The Girl Next Door Went A’ Walkin’ - spliced take 1,2,3,3
17. Like A Baby - spliced take 1,2
18. Reconsider Baby - alternate master
19. Wooden Heart - spliced take 2,1
20. Flaming Star - spliced take 4,5
21. Surrender - spliced take 7,9
22. Crying in the Chapel - spliced take 2,1,3
23. Wild in the Country - spliced take 6,8,11,13,13,13
24. Lonely Man - alternate master

Source: ElvisCollectors

Out In Hollywood Volume 4 - MTP

 Out In Hollywood Volume 4 - MTP


Another Hollywood collection including 22 rare tracks.
This series needs no further introduction and continues to deliver some rare and hard to find complete takes in the best available sound!
If you bought previous volumes, be sure to get this one, since it is "Meant to be played" 

01. Young Dreams - take 8 (Thorne Nogar Mix)
02. Don’t Ask Me Why - take 12 (Thorne Nogar Mix)
03. We’re Gonna Move - stereo master
04. C’mon Everybody - take 7  
05. Riding the Rainbow - spliced take 4,6
06. A House That Has Everything - take 3
07. Datin’ - take 3,4
08. I Slipped, I Stumbled I Fell - take 11
09. Margarita - take 1
10. Golden Coins - take 8
11. Home is Where the Heart is - take 20
12. Santa Lucia - take 5
13. A Whistling Tune - take 7,8
14. Pocketful of Rainbows
15. King of the Whole Wide World - take 10
16. Spring Fever - take 4
17. Look Out, Broadway - take 5
18. The Meanest Girl in Town - take 11
19. Roustabout - take 16
20. Moonlight Swim - take 2
21. Go East, Young Man - master
22. You Don’t Know Me - take 13

Source: ElvisCollectors

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Memphis Recording Service vinyl Releases

 Memphis Recording Service vinyl Releases

UK Memphis Recording Service will release 3 separate vinyl releases in June 2021. 
These are strictly Limited Edition sets and will be available in both Black and Clear vinyl.

Please note, the clear vinyl is ONLY available from Elvis fan clubs and exclusive Elvis dealers and WILL NOT be available to the mainstream public and stores.

The 3 vinyl releases are as follows:


SUMMER FESTIVAL 1970 - THE REHEARSALS (3LP 180g GATEFOLD)

Contains rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings remastered and restored capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas. 

SIDE A

MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 15 July 1970
01. Stagger Lee
02. Got My Mojo Working
03. I’ve Lost You
04. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 1)
05. The Next Step Is Love
08. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
06. Sweet Caroline
07. Yesterday
08. Ghost Riders in the Sky*
09. Runaway*
* MONO

SIDE B

MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 15 July 1970
01. Peter Gunn Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 2)
04. Patch It Up
05. Cotton Fields
06. Sylvia
07. Stranger in the Crowd (Rehearsal 2)

MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 29 July 1970
08. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I
09. Such A Night
10. It’s Now or Never

SIDE C

RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. That’s All Right
02. I Got A Woman
03. The Wonder of You
04. I’ve Lost You
05. The Next Step Is Love
06. Stranger in The Crowd
07. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1)
08. Something

SIDE D

RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Don’t Cry Daddy (Faster Tempo)
02. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
03. Polk Salad Annie
04. Bridge Over Troubled Water
05. I Can’t Stop Loving You
06. Just Pretend
07. Sweet Caroline
08. Words

SIDE E

RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Suspicious Minds
02. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Rehearsal 1)
03. Tomorrow Never Comes
04. Mary In the Morning
05. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
06. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Rehearsal 2)

SIDE F

RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 24 July 1970
01. Heart of Rome
02. Memories
03. Johnny B. Goode
04. Make the World Go Away
05. Stranger in My Own Hometown*
06. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water

*CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE


LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS ELVIS – JANUARY THRU FEBRUARY 1970 (2LP 180g GATEFOLD)

Double LP contains Elvis’ second engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in 
January & February 1970.

SIDE A - OPENING SHOW – 26th JANUARY  1970

01 All Shook Up
02 That´s All Right
03 Proud Mary
04 Don´t Cry Daddy
05 (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
06 Long Tall Sally
07 Let It Be Me
08 I Can´t Stop Loving You
09 Walk A Mile in My Shoes
10 In the Ghetto

SIDE B

01 True Love Travels on A Gravel Road
02 Sweet Caroline
03 Polk Salad Annie
04 Introductions
05 Kentucky Rain
06 Suspicious Minds
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love

SIDE C - CLOSING SHOW – 23rd FEBRUARY 1970

01 Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
02 I Got A Woman
03 Long Tall Sally
04 Don´t Cry Daddy
05 Elvis Talks 
06 Hound Dog
07 Love Me Tender
08 Kentucky Rain
09 Let It Be Me
10 I Can’t Stop Loving You
11 See See Rider

SIDE D

01 Sweet Caroline
02 Polk Salad Annie
03 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
04 Heartbreak Hotel
05 One Night
06 It´s Now or Never
07 Suspicious Minds
08 Elvis Talks
09 Can´t Help Falling in Love


LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS ELVIS – AUGUST 1969 (LP 180g)

LP contains the earliest known performance from Elvis’ first engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August 1969.

SIDE A

01 Blue Suede Shoes
02 I Got A Woman
03 All Shook Up
04 Love Me Tender  
05 Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel
06 Heartbreak Hotel
07 Hound Dog
08 Memories
09 Mystery Train/Tiger Man

SIDE B

01 Baby, What You Want Me to Do
02 Are You Lonesome Tonight
03 Yesterday/Hey Jude
04 In the Ghetto
05 Suspicious Minds
06 What'd I Say
07 Can’t Help Falling in Love

Source: ElvisCollectors

Sold Out! - The Ultimate 8MM Collection - Volume 4 - Pyramid

 Sold Out! - The Ultimate 8MM Collection - Volume 4 - Pyramid


Volume 4 of ’Sold Out!’ is out now, and it’s our favorite one so far! More and more people are discovering this phenomenal DVD series, including even Elvis’ own associates and musicians. It’s quite a scoop that DUKE BARDWELL has written exclusive liner-notes for this new release. Duke, as most of you will know, played bass for Elvis at 181 shows in 1974 & ’75. His wonderfully evocative text truly captures the magic and excitement of Elvis live on stage in the seventies.

Duke can be seen in various clips on this release, and usually with a big smile on his face. And now after almost 50 years, that smile is there once again while watching this unique footage. Sure, 8mm is not perfect, but it was the technology of the time, and though it has its limitations, it now gives us the chance to experience many great moments of Elvis in concert that would otherwise have been lost forever.

This fourth volume focuses on the final years, and it features some of the coolest and most enjoyable 8mm footage out there. Three hours of rare and unreleased clips, all restored by some of the best people in the business. ‘Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate…’ – and get this gem of a release now. Presented as a two-disc set in a quality digipack, this is a must-have release that takes you back to that wonderful time when all was well with the world, and The King was rockingarenas from coast to coast. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are sold out, so don’t miss out on this one!

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis Presley Demo & Acetates - ElvisOne

 Elvis Presley Demo & Acetates - ElvisOne

New cd release from Elvis One. ELVIS PRESLEY DEMO & ACETATES is a special edition release with 29 tracks, including (rare) acetate recordings and (songwriter) demos. Some of these recordings are still unreleased by Elvis' record company like the edited movie version of 'Mean Woman Blues', the undubbed movie version of 'Earth Boy', the unedited vocal overdub of 'I've Got To Find My Baby', the instrumental track of 'If I Can Dream', a radio commercial for the 'Big show in Denver, April 8, 1956', and many others. Also included are the acetate homerecordings of 'Dark Moon', 'Write To Me From Naples' and 'My Heart Cries For You'. 

As a special bonus you can hear six songwriter demos. For most of these recordings we've used the unrepaired recordings so nothing is lost from the original sound.

01. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (private recording) 2:49
02. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way (private recording) 2:02
03. Fool, Fool, Fool (radio demo) 1:53
04. Shake, Rattle And Roll (radio demo) 2:23
05. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (live) 1:50
06. Hearts Of Stone (live) 2:01
07. Radio Spot ‘Big show in Denver, April 8, 1956’ 1:08
08. Dick Clark Phone Interview 4:30
09. Earth Boy (undubbed movie version) 2:40
10. The Walls Have Ears (overdubbed movie version) 2:50
11. Mexico (dubbed movie version) 2:07
12. Girl Happy (original composite master) 2:05
13. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (unused alternate track 1) 2:12
14. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (unedited vocal overdub) 2:09
15. Dark Moon #1 (homerecording) 3:20
16. Dark Moon #2 (homerecording) 2:54
17. Write To Me From Naples (homerecording) 2:36
18. My Heart Cries For You (homerecording) 1:47
19. Almost In Love (instrumental 2006, take 4) 3:11
20. A Little Less Conversation (instrumental) 2:19
21. If I Can Dream (instrumental) 3:08
22. ‘I Play This Record For You’ (personal message by Elvis) 0:09
23. Mean Woman Blues (edited movie version) 2:03

SONGWRITER DEMOS
24. Wisdom of the Ages (demo for ‘Harum Scarum’) 2:23
25. Hard Knocks (demo for ‘Roustabout’) 1:55
26. This Way To Paradise (demo for ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 2:08
27. Easy Come, Easy Go (demo) 1:35
28. I Need Somebody To Lean On (demo for ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 3:03
29. Fun In Acapulco (demo) 2:16

Source: ElvisCollectors

Pearl Harbor - The Double Album - ElvisOne

 Pearl Harbor - The Double Album - ElvisOne


From The Bootleg Series: 'ELVIS PRESLEY in PERSON, BLOCH ARENA, PEARL HARBOR - THE DOUBLE ALBUM'.
All known recordings from and related to the benefit concert from March 25th, 1961 on one great new cd release. Newly remastered, unedited and complete!

We wanted to present this concert in the best possible sound and as originally recorded, so including the accasionally microphone feedback which was part of the show (infact, Elvis reacts on this). And also as complete as possible, so including the complete radio broadcast 'Elvis Salutes The USS Arizona', the complete press conference and interviews, Elvis' arrival, and also the original released press conference excerpt as released on the album 'A Legendary Performer' and the 6 minutes long version of 'Hound Dog' as originally released for the very first time on the 1979 Pearl Harbor bootleg from Golden Archives.

Limited edition release with a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

DISC 1: ELVIS LIVE AT BLOCH ARENA, SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 1961

01. Introductions
02. Heartbreak Hotel
03. All Shook Up
04. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
05. I Got a Woman
06. Love Me
07. Band introductions
08. Such a Night
09. Reconsider Baby
10. I Need Your Love Tonight
11. That’s All Right
12. Don’t Be Cruel
13. One Night
14. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
15. It’s Now Or Never
16. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
17. Hound Dog
18. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
       (Pearl Harbor memorial version)

ELVIS SALUTES THE USS ARIZONA
RADIO BROADCAST
19. Introduction / Take My Hand, Precious Lord
20. Announcer / I Believe In The Man In The Sky
21. Announcer / It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
23. Announcer / Milky White Way
24. Announcer / George Chaplin / He Knows Just What I Need
25. Announcer / William F. Quinn / I Believe
26. Morley Theaker / Message From Elvis
      / Tribute To The USS Arizona / (There’ll Be) Peace In     
      The Valley (For Me) / Closing Announcements

DISC 2

01. Tom Moffatt talks with Colonel Parker and Elvis
02. Elvis arrives in Pearl Harbor
03. Press Conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel
04. Interview by Tom Moffatt
05. Presentation of awards to Elvis (original edit from the album ‘A Legendary Performer’)
06. Hound Dog (extended live version)

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis Sings Sweet Inspiration - Paradise Road Records

 Elvis Sings Sweet Inspiration - Paradise Road Records

Paradise Road Records presents Elvis sings SWEET INSPIRATION and other great songs! Including the complete August 20, 1970 midnight show and recordings from the dinner and midnight show of August 19, 1970 and the dinner show of August 20, 1970. All great sounding audience recordings! Including songs like 'Sweet Inspiration', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Polk Salad Annie', 'I Just Can't Help Believin', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 'Heartbreak Hotel' (with 4 false starts), 'Tiger Man' (2 versions with 1 as the show opener), and song excerpts from 'Ave Maria', 'More' and 'Along Came Jones'. A total of 33 tracks.
Ofcourse this cd comes with a nice booklet.

01. ORCHESTRA INTRO
02. OPENING VAMP
03. THAT’S ALL RIGHT
04. I GOT A WOMAN / AVE MARIA (excerpt) / I GOT A WOMAN
05. TIGER MAN
06. MONOLOGUE / PLAYING WITH LAUGHING BOX
07. LOVE ME TENDER (with false start)
08. I’VE LOST YOU
09. SWEET CAROLINE
10. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING
11. POLK SALAD ANNIE
12. INTRODUCTIONS
13. SWEET INSPIRATION
14. INTRODUCTIONS
15. JOHNNY B. GOODE
16. INTRODUCTIONS
17. THE WONDER OF YOU
18. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
19. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
20. HOUND DOG
21. MORE (excerpt)
22. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
23. SUSPICIOUS MINDS
24. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
25. CLOSING VAMP / ANNOUNCEMENTS

BONUS TRACKS
26. OPENING VAMP / TIGER MAN
27. HEARTBREAK HOTEL (with 4 false starts)
28. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
29. I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’
30. ALONG CAME JONES (excerpt)
31. ONE NIGHT
32. ALL SHOOK UP
33. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

All tracks recorded live at the Showroom, International Hotel,
Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tracks 2-25 recorded on August 20, 1970, midnight show.
Tracks 1, 29, 31, 32 recorded on August 19, 1970, midnight show.
Track 25 ‘Announcements’ and track 33 recorded on August 20, 1970, dinner show.
Tracks 26, 27, 28, 30 recorded on August 19, 1970, dinner show.

Source: ElvisCollectors

Flaming Star & Summer Kisses - ElvisOne

 Flaming Star & Summer Kisses - ElvisOne


Originally released in the UK only, september 1965 and never released on cd until now.
All tracks on this album are presented in Mono as on the original album. For this cd release we’ve included 2 bonus tracks: A special recorded message by Elvis to his UK fans for the ‘New Musical Express Poll Concert’, Wembley’s Empire Pool, England, April 26, 1964. Previously unreleased in this quality on cd - and an interview with Peter Noone from August 18, 1965. 
With these bonus tracks this is THE ELVIS UK ALBUM and deserves a release on cd.
A nice collection that reached #11 on the UK album charts on October 9, 1965. 
Don't miss this limited edition!

THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM
SIDE 1
01. FLAMING STAR
02. MEAN WOMAN BLUES
03. LOVING YOU
04. (Let Me Be Your) TEDDY BEAR
05. IT’S NOW OR NEVER
06. HOT DOG

SIDE 2
07. SUMMER KISSES, WINTER TEARS
08. PARTY
09. LONESOME COWBOY
10. GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO
11. TRUE LOVE
12. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT

BONUS TRACKS
13. 1964 GREETINGS TO HIS UK FANS (master recording)
14. ELVIS AND PETER NOONE (interview)

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis: Las Vegas '73 - FTD CD

 Elvis: Las Vegas '73 - FTD CD


As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of ELVIS: LAS VEGAS ‘73. Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis from two shows at the Las Vegas Hilton; August 20 (midnight) and September 2nd (3AM).

DISC 1 – August 20, 1973 (midnight show)

01 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 Steamroller Blues
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07  Trouble
08 Blue Suede Shoes
09 Medley
10 Love me Tender
11 Fever
12 What Now My Love
13 Suspicious Minds
14 Introductions by Elvis
15 My Boy
16 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
17 American Trilogy
18 Mystery Train / Tiger Man
19 Help Me Make It Through The Night
20 How Great Thou Art
21 Can’t Help Falling In Love

DISC 2 – September 2, 1973 (3AM show)

01 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 Steamroller Blues
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07  Trouble
08 Medley
09 Love me Tender
10 Fever
11 What Now My Love
12 Suspicious Minds
13 Introductions by Elvis
14 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
15 American Trilogy
16 Mystery Train / Tiger Man
17 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
18 How Great Thou Art
19 Can’t Help Falling In Love

Source: ElvisCollectors

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