Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special - CMT / STAR

Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special - CMT / STAR


CMT is back with an incredible release, Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special. 
Including 14 "spliced" tracks from the 1970 recordings
Including all tracks from the original album plus three bonustracks. 
Fans of the series know what to expect, and this release is among their best yet! 
Some songs don't have complete outtakes and the STAR team managed to present an album with full versions only! 
Rare snippets and rehearsals were used and it works like magic!

01. Love Letters - Spliced take 3,1
02. When I'm Over You - Spliced master
03. If I Were You - Spliced take 2,3,55
04. I Got My Mojo Working - Spliced rehearsal
05. Heart of Rome - Spliced take 2,2,1
06. Only Believe - Spliced take 1,3, rehearsal
07. This is Our Dance - Spliced take 6,8,8,11
08. Cindy, Cindy - Spliced take 2,3
09. I'll Never Know - Spliced take 2,3
10. It Ain't No Big Thing - Spliced take 1,2,6
11. The Sound of Your Cry - Spliced take 1,3,6
12. Sylvia - Spliced take 4,3,9
13. Mary in the Morning - Spliced take 1,2,4,4,4
14. Life - Spliced take 1,2

Source: ElvisCollectors

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Night & Day In Nashville - ElvisOne

Night & Day In Nashville - ElvisOne


‘Night & Day in Nashville’ is a sampler of material recorded by The King in Nashville from ‘56 to ‘66.
A total of 22 tracks, including 20 alternate recordings and original mixes (15 previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company). It’s a great new album, with (almost) only complete takes, and this time no studio banter or false starts (as they are available through other releases from the Elvis One label).
Enjoy these fantastic recordings over and over again...
Including a 16 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

1. I Got A Woman (Alternate Take) 2:25 2. I’m Counting On You (Take 13) 2:29 3. I Got Stung (Original Master) 1:49 4. Fame And Fortune (Spliced Take) 2:32 Splice of take 12 and take 7 5. Thrill Of Your Love (Original Master) 3:01 6. He Knows Just What I Need (Take 10) 2:14 7. There’s Always Me (Spliced Take) 2:17 Splice of take 3 and master 8. I’m Coming Home (Original Mix) 2:24 9. Kiss Me Quick (Take 7) 2:49 10. Anything That’s Part Of You (Take 3) 2:10 11. Good Luck Charm (Original Mix) 2:29 12. I Met Her Today (Spliced Take) 2:43 Splice of take 5, take 7 and take 6 13. Night Rider (Original Mix) 2:11 14. Something Blue (Take 6) 3:00 15. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (Take 6) 2:32 16. Just For Old Time Sake (Original Mix) 2:10 17. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Try-out) 0:58 18. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (Take 3) 2:57 19. Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 4) 1:54 20. Down In The Alley (Take 7) 2:00 21. Come What May (Take 1) 1:36 22. I’ll Remember You (Take 3) 4:06

Source: ElvisCollectors

The Elvis Presley Movie Album - Volume 3 - ElvisOne

The Elvis Presley Movie Album - Volume 3 - ElvisOne


Volume 3 contains 22 alternate tracks, all complete versions! Including outtakes, movie versions and unedited masters presented in the best possible sound. A great alternate movie experience! Ofcourse this album is a limited edition, just as volume 1 and 2... 

01. Doin’ The Best I Can (take 12) 3:14 02. Shoppin’ Around (take 10) 2:18 03. Pocketful of Rainbows (take 14) 2:31 04. Flaming Star (take 5) 2:19 05. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (take 9) 1:34 06. No More (take 9) 2:22 07. Can’t Help Falling In Love (take 9) * 1:58 08. This Is Living (take 8) 1:47 09. Girls! Girls! Girls! (unedited master) * 2:39 10. Earth Boy (movie version - overdub) * 2:42 11. I’m Falling In Love Tonight (take 5) * 1:54 12. I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (remake, take 15) 2:26 13. Hard Knocks (movie master) 1:42 14. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (take 9) * 2:10 15. Everybody Come Aboard (take 5) * 1:48 16. Sand Castles (KO take 3) * 2:57 17. This Is My Heaven (FOV, take 5) * 2:36 18. All That I Am (take 6) * 2:22 19. Old MacDonald (vocal only) * 1:57 20. Easy Come, Easy Go (unedited master) 2:21 21. She’s A Machine (take 14) * 1:35 22. Sing You Children (unedited master) 2:13

* Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis Army Days Revisited Part II 1959-1960 - ElvisOne

Elvis Army Days Revisited Part II 1959-1960 - ElvisOne


THE GERMAN SINGLES
MARCH 1959 - MARCH 1960
01. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I 2:38 02. I Need Your Love Tonight 2:05 03. That’s All Right 1:59 04. You’re A Heartbreaker 2:06 05. A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:14 06. My Wish Came True 2:37 07. White Christmas 2:26 08. Silent Night 2:25 09. Stuck On You 2:19 10. Fame And Fortune 2:30

THE ARMY DAYS | ELVIS WORD FOR WORD
JUNE 1959 - MARCH 1960
01. Interview by Don Owens (06/07-59) 2:55 Telephone Call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany 01. Interview by Dick Clark (08-59) 3:34 Telephone Call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany 01. Interview by Wink Martindale (09-58) 3:55 Dance Party KHJ TV Telephone Call to Friedberg, Germany 01. Interview by German Interviewer (59) 3:42         library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York 01. Interview by Dick Clark (01-08-60) 3:35 Telephone Call from USA to Friedberg, Germany 01. Newsreel ‘Elvis Quits U.S. Army’ | Press Conference excerpt (03-03-60) 1:21 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Newsreel ‘US53310761’ | Press Conference excerpt (03-01-60) 2:04 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Press Conference excerpt #2 (03-01-60) 0:52 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Interview (Interviewer unknown) (03-01-60) 1:46 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Interview by Johnny Paris (03-01-60) 10:55 ‘AFN Interview’ Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 01. Press Conference excerpt (03-03-60) 6:55 Fort Dix, New Jersey 01. Press Conference excerpts (03-03-60) 0:53 Fort Dix, New Jersey 01. Press Conference (03-07-60) 12:39 Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Source: Elvis Collectors

Elvis Army Days Revisited Part I 1958-1959 - ElvisOne

Elvis Army Days Revisited Part I 1958-1959 - ElvisOne


"Elvis Army Days Revisited | Part One & Part Two" contains all German A & B sides of Elvis singles released during his time in the Army, all known recordings of interviews and press conferences from March 1958 to March 1960, newsreels and more! Including some previously unreleased material. You can hear these historic recordings in the best possible sound all together for the first time ever on 2 cd's! Each cd comes with a 12 pages booklet...

***Single versions: including the original "You're A Heartbreaker" (faster and with more reverb)***
***Unedited version of Elvis 'Swearing In' to the US Army (1:24 instead of 0:28)***
***Unedited part of the Brooklyn press conference (Elvis' interruptions were edited for the 'Elvis Sails' EP)***
***Every known recording of interviews and press conferences in Germany - Plus 1 from Paris, France***
  
THE GERMAN SINGLES
APRIL 1958 - FEBRUARY 1959
01. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2:17 02. Doncha Think It’s Time 1:59 03. Hard Headed Woman 1:57 04. Don’t Ask Me Why 2:08 05. Dixieland Rock 1:50 06. Lover Doll 2:16 07. King Creole 2:11 08. One Night 2:34 09. I Got Stung 1:51 10. Young And Beautiful 2:05

THE ARMY DAYS | ELVIS WORD FOR WORD
MARCH 1958 - JUNE 1959
11. Newsreel ‘GI Elvis Presley Loses Sideburns For “New Role”’ 0:45 12. Newsreel ‘Elvis Enters The Army’ 0:31 13. ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (03-24-58) 1:24 Memphis Draft Board, Memphis, Tennessee 14. Interview by Jim Kell (03-24-58) 0:42 Fort Chaffee Barracks, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas 15. Newsreel ‘Elvis Off To Germany’ 1:13 16. Press Conference excerpt #1 (09-22-58) 13:35 Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 17. Press Conference excerpt #2 (09-22-58) 5:26 Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 18. Press Conference excerpt #3 (09-22-58) 6:27 Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York 19. Interview by Pat Hernon (09-22-58) 2:15 Library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York 20. Ankunft in Bremerhaven (10-01-58) 2:58 Bremerhaven, Germany 21. Press Conference excerpt #1 (10-02-58) 1:07 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 22. Press Conference excerpt #2 (10-02-58) 0:37 Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany 23. Interview by Dick Clark (01-30-59) 4:27 ‘Telephone Call’ from USA to Friedberg, Germany 24. Interview by Hannelore Krab (06-15-59) 3:49 Bayrischer Hof Hotel, Munich, Germany 25. Interview by Mario Delagarde (06-17-59) 2:03 Prince De Galles Hotel, Avenue de George V, Paris, France 26. Promo for KPOY Radio in Hawaii (06-59) 0:52 27. Interview by Tom Moffatt (06-59) 5:41 Telephone Call from Hawaii ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ to Germany

BONUS TRACKS
28. ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (03-24-58) 0:28 Edited - As released on the album ‘This Is Elvis’ 29. Press Conference excerpt #3 (09-22-58) 2:21 Edited - As released on the ‘Elvis Sails’ EP

Source: ElvisCollectors

Friday, November 10, 2017

Kissin Cousins - FTD

Kissin Cousins - FTD


As part of its CLASSIC ALBUM series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of the original soundtrack album for “KISSIN’ COUSINS.” It features unreleased outtakes, rarities and an informative illustrated 16-page booklet with rare memorabilia, movie trivia and photos. Due to the small amount of existing outtakes (as Elvis didn’t record with the band) it includes instrumental masters recorded at the RCA Studio in Nashville that show the great musicianship of the players.

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM 

SIDE 1
01 Kissin’ Cousins (Number 2) 
02 Smokey Mountain Boy 
03 There’s Gold In The Mountains 
04 One Boy Two Little Girls 
05 Catchin’ On Fast 
06 Tender Feeling 

SIDE 2
07 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) 
08 Barefoot Ballad 
09 Once Is Enough 
10 Kissin’ Cousins 
11 Echoes Of Love 
12 (It’s a) Long Lonely Highway 

OUTTAKES, UNEDITED MASTERS, TRACKS & INSTRUMENTALS

13 Kissin’ Cousins (Number 2) (unedited master)* 
14 Catchin’ On Fast (unedited master)* 
15 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (v.o. take 2/alternate master)* 
16 Kissin’ Cousins (hillbilly vocal)* 
17 Kissin’ Cousins (regular vocal)* 
18 Barefoot Ballad (vocal overdub, take 2 & pickup take 4 - partial)* 
19 Barefoot Ballad (instrumental)* 
20 There’s Gold In The Mountains (instrumental)* 
21 Pappy Won’t You Please Come Home (Dolores Edgin vocal, take 6/M)* 
22 There’s Gold In The Mountains (track, takes 1-2)* 
23 One Boy Two Little Girls (track, take 2)* 
24 Once Is Enough (track, take 1)* 
25 Tender Feeling (track, take 1)* 
26 Kissin’ Cousins (Number 2) (track, take 1)* 
27 Smokey Mountain Boy (track, take 1-intro & take 4/M)* 
28 Catchin’ On Fast (track, take 1 & ending take 2)* 
29 Barefoot Ballad (track, take 2)* 3:06 
30 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (track, take 4)* 
31 Kissin’ Cousins (track, take 1)* 1:49 
32 Tender Feeling (vocal only, take 1/M)* 2:39 

* previously unreleased

Source: ElvisCollectors

Elvis – The Bicentennial Show - FTD

Elvis – The Bicentennial Show - FTD


FTD is pleased to announce the release of the legendary BICENTENNIAL SHOW. This a 2-CD 5” digipack release. ELVIS – THE BICENTENNIAL SHOW 

DISC 1: Recorded live at Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma July 4, 1976 at 2:30 PM

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02 See See 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 America 
08 All Shook Up
09 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / 
Don’t Be Cruel 
10 And I Love You So 
11 Jailhouse Rock 
12 Fever 
13 An American Trilogy 
14 Introductions / Early Mornin’ Rain 
15 What’d I Say (incomplete) 
16 Love Letters 
17 School Days 
18 Hurt 
19 Help Me
20 Hound Dog 
21 Funny How Time Slips Away 
22 How Great Thou Art 
23 Little Darlin’
24 Can’t Help Falling In Love 
25 Closing Vamp 

Disc 2
Tracks 1-23 Recorded live at Duluth Arena, Duluth, Minnesota 
October 16, 1976 at 8:30 PM
Tracks 24-28 Recorded live at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
October 19, 1976 at 8:30 PM 

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02 See See 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 Jailhouse Rock 
08 All Shook Up
09 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 
10 And I Love You So
11 Fever 
12 Steamroller Blues 
13 Introductions /Early Mornin’ Rain
14 What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode 
15 Love Letters 
16 School Days (incomplete)
17 Hurt
18 Hound Dog
19 It’s Now Or Never 
20 How Great Thou Art 
21 Blue Christmas
22 Can’t Help Falling In Love
23 Closing Vamp 

BONUS SONGS
24 Hawaiian Wedding Song 
25 Steamroller Blues 
26 America 
27 Love Me Tender 
28 Blue Suede Shoes

Source: ElvisCollectors

Monday, November 6, 2017

Stormy Weather Ahead - Straight Arrow

Stormy Weather Ahead - Straight Arrow


Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' August/ September '74 season. This recording was taken directly from a recently found new source, a 1st generation copy of an original audience-recorded mastertape, never before in circulation! This fascinating, previously unreleased concert was never before available in such excellent sound quality!

The penultimate show in Elvis' August/September '74 season was a memorable occasion, especially for British and European fans in attendance. Certain issues in Elvis' personal life influenced what took place on stage at that Labor Day performance.

The set list included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and "If You Talk In Your Sleep", the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres: the sexy 'torch' styling of "Fever"; the sing-a-long "The Wonder Of You"; the poignancy of "You Gave Me A Mountain"; and the feel-good "If You Love Me Let Me Know" and "Let Me Be There". Most of all, perhaps, Elvis touched first base musically with the stirring "How Great Thou Art".

In between songs, he related stories ranging from the amusing to serious topics - the circumstances surrounding his divorce and the overblown stories in the movie magazines. Along the way, Elvis' emotions ranged from undisguised anger (the drug stories) to tenderness - introducing Priscilla and their six-year old daughter Lisa Marie. Usually a private person, it was the presence of his ex-wife that prompted Elvis to speak about his divorce, while making it clear that he and Priscilla were still close.

The liner notes are written by an English fan, who was there. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1974. It’s a new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!

Tracklist:

CD1
01. Orchestra intro (taken from different source/same show) - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. The Wonder Of You - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) -11. Hound Dog (with reprise) - 12. You Gave Me A Mountain - 13. It's Now Or Never.

CD2
01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 02. Introduction of Steve Allen, Charlton Heston, John O’Grady - 03. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 04. Introduction of Ed Parker - 05. Why Me Lord (with reprise) - 06. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 07. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 08. Can't Help Falling In Love - 09. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Source: ElvisCollectors


Rockin' And Lovin' In Las Vegas - Straight Arrow

Rockin' And Lovin' In Las Vegas - Straight Arrow


This Straight Arrow release is a single CD with the previously unreleased August 17, 1972 Las Vegas Dinner show. It was taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette, made back in the 70s by English super-fan and collector Rex Martin. Once again the sound quality is great! Rex taped many shows and usually, his recordings were of very good sound quality. He also filmed portions of shows with 8mm camera. From his memories: “17th August Dinner and Midnight shows - I went in with a couple of UK friends. After also tipping the waiter $30 more, we got seated right down on the front tables next to the stage. I taped the shows from August 17th to the 22nd and even filmed parts of the concerts.”

The August 17th Dinner show was another great performance by Elvis. Elvis performs a solid and very entertaining shows. His vocals are outstanding. The liner notes are taken from recent Rex Martin August 1972 personal notes. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 3-panel digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1972. If you liked Straight Arrows previous 1972 releases - then brace yourself, because this is another keeper!

Ask your local dealer for audio samples! Straight Arrow is planning several new CDs for 2018, including some completely new, previously unknown shows taken from original tapes. These were never in circulation and they are great! So stay tuned!

Tracklist:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 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 Loving Feeling - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental Intermezzo - 09. What Now My Love - 10. Fever - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. One Night - 14. All Shook Up - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. Little Sister / Get Back - 17. Hound Dog - 18. I’ll Remember You - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 21. My Way - 22. A Big Hunk O’ Love - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp. 

Source: ElvisCollectors

Breakdown In Baltimore - 40 Years After Vol. 3 - Straight Arrow

Breakdown In Baltimore - 40 Years After Vol. 3 - Straight Arrow


This STRAIGHT ARROW release is called “BREAKDOWN IN BALTIMORE”. It is a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' May '77 tour. This recording was taken directly from a recently found original audience recorded mastertape, taped by Elvis fan Linda from Washington.

The Baltimore, May 29th, 1977 show was first released in 1994, on the poor sounding, incomplete CD ”SEND ME THE LIGHT… I NEED IT BAD!” In 2011, it was released again in better sound on the 2CD-set ”BALTIMORE NIGHTFALL”. Now STRAIGHT ARROW is coming with the ultimate release of this historic night. This concert was never before available in such good sound quality!

When The King made his last visit to Baltimore 40 years ago, no one knew he would be dead less than three months later. But many suspected that something was wrong.

The Elvis Presley who took to the stage at the Civic Center on May 29, 1977, was not the Elvis most of his fans knew. Presley was no longer the sexy, virile, electric presence that revolutionized both the recording industry and live performing in his heyday. Still, his voice and charisma were present.

As usual, Elvis opened the show with “See See Rider,” kicking off a set that included many of the classics, including “That’s All Right”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” a rare attempt at “The Wonder of You” and “It’s Now or Never.” It was reported that Elvis left the stage for 30 minutes, actually it was barely 20 minutes and after his return, Elvis performed knock-out versions of “Help Me”, “Hurt” and THE SONG of the evening: a fantastic version of “Unchained Melody”.

The liner notes are taken from recent article, published on Aug. 10th, 2017 in the Baltimore Sun. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Baltimore. Another essential SA release, providing a fresh insight into what must have been a difficult night for Elvis. Despite obvious health issues, Elvis does his best to ‘deliver the goods’ to the fans, and especially the final part of the concert is both moving and heart-warming… He must have felt terrible, but still he pulled out all the stops to be Elvis Presley for his audience. A must, and a unique insight into the man’s will-power and love for his fans.

Tracklist:

CD1 
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. That’s All Right - 05. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 06. Blue Christmas - 07. Heartbreak Hotel - 08. Love Me - 09. Jailhouse Rock - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel / Elvis leaves the stage - 14. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - 15. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland).

CD2 
01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (by Charlie Hodge) - 02. Early Mornin' Rain (sung by John Wilkinson) - 03. What'd I Say (James Burton, instrumental) - 04. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton, instrumental) - 05. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 06. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 07. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 08. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 09. School Day / Elvis returns - 10. Hurt - 11. Hound Dog - 12. Help Me - 13. Unchained Melody - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. The Wonder Of You (part only) - 16. One Night - 17. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Source: ElvisCollectors



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