Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Elvis: Off-On Stage (FTD CD)

Elvis: Off-On Stage (FTD CD)


FTD announced the release of “ELVIS: OFF – ON STAGE” for May 27, 2018.  Released as a 7” digipack, this 1-CD set features Elvis in great form from his legendary shows in February 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas. The album contains 12 unreleased performances and 4 newly remixed tracks.

01 I Got A Woman*
February 16, 1970. Midnight show

02 Long Tall Sally*
February 16, 1970. Midnight show

03 Let It Be Me (Je t’appartiens) *
February 16, 1970. Midnight show

04 Don’t Cry Daddy*
February 17, 1970. Dinner show 

05 I Can’t Stop Loving You*
February 17, 1970. Dinner show

06 Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2:59)*
February 17, 1970. Dinner show 

07 Sweet Caroline (2:43)*
February 17, 1970. Dinner show 

08 Kentucky Rain (3:17)*
February 19, 1970. Dinner show 

09 Polk Salad Annie (5:33)*
February 17, 1970. Dinner show

10 Proud Mary (2:48)
February 19, 1970. Dinner show
Previously released in a different mix on POLK SALAD ANNIE

11 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) (3:12)
February 19, 1970. Dinner show
Previously released in a different mix on POLK SALAD ANNIE 

12 See See Rider (3:06)
February 19, 1970. Dinner show
Previously released in a different mix on ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER

13 The Wonder Of You (2:35)
February 18, 1970. Midnight show
Previously released in a different mix on ELVIS 30 # 1 HITS

Bonus songs

14 Don’t Cry Daddy*
February 16, 1970. Midnight show

15 Kentucky Rain (3:17)*
February 16, 1970. Midnight show 

16 Love Me Tender*
February 16, 1970. Midnight show

* Previously unreleased

Source: ElvisNews

The Last Movies (FTD Vinyl)

The Last Movies (FTD Vinyl)


FTD announced the release of “ELVIS – THE LAST MOVIES” limited edition for May 27, 2018. The albums collects all the soundtracks from LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE, CHARRO!, THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS and CHANGE OF HABIT.  Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180 gram format. 

Side 1

01 A Little Less Conversation (takes 11, 12, 16 [single master]) (5:27)
02 Wonderful World (takes 16, 17 [master]) (3:18)
03 Edge of Reality (take 8 [master]) (3:59)
04 Almost in Love (track 2006 take 4 and vocal overdubs 2012 takes 2, 3 [master]) (5:52) 

Side 2

01 A Little Less Conversation (takes 1, 2) (2:40)
02 Wonderful World (takes 2, 3) (2:54)
03 Edge of Reality (take 3) (3:52)
04 Wonderful World (take 7 [movie master]) (2:35)
05 A Little Less Conversation (take 10 [album master]) (2:28)
06 Edge of Reality (takes 5, 6 [alternate master]) (4:38) 

Side 3

01 Charro (2:47)
02 Letís Forget About the Stars (rough mix) (2:56)
03 Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (3:12)
04 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (female vocals and brass overdub) (2:30)
05 Almost (1:52)
06 Signs of the Zodiac (duet with Marlyn Mason) (2:30)
07 College Songs Medley (Far Above Cayuga’s Waters / Boola Boola /
Dartmouth’s In Town Again / The Eyes Of Texas / On, Wisconsin / 
The Whiffenpoof Song / Fair Harvard / Notre Dame / Violet) (3:15)

Side 4

01 Change of Habit (3:21)
02 Let’s Be Friends (2:45)
03 Have a Happy (2:23)
04 Let Us Pray (alternate vocal overdub) (3:09)
05 Rubberneckin’ (2:15)
06 Almost (take 29) (1:50)
07 Charro (rough mix) (3:07)

Source: ElvisNews

Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday Night Fever - Ragdoll

Saturday Night Fever - Ragdoll


Ragdoll is proud to present their latest release ''Saturday Night Fever'', In march of 1975 Elvis gave 29 performances, he opened this season on March 18, 1975, and the crowd at the Las Vegas Hilton saw a rejuvenated performer, as well as a rejuvenated setlist, Elvis just got done recording his new album Elvis Today, and took some of this material with him to Las Vegas, songs like ''Green Green Grass Of Home'' ''And I Love You So'' and ''Fairytale'' would be introduced, with the latter two staying in the setlist for most of those shows, Elvis also re-introduced some songs that haven't been sung regularly for 2 years, including ''My Boy'' ''Burning Love'' and ''I'll Remember You'', the latter one having been sung only once the year before in Lake Tahoe. 

Here on this disc you will find for the first time, the near complete March 30th dinner show, which was previously released incomplete on ''Live From Las Vegas'' by the lf2 label, however this was a simple copy and paste job from vinyl source, and missed several songs (including a fantastic version of ‘’My Boy’’ and a serious version of ''I'll Remember You''), however Ragdoll was able to obtain a new source, which included the near complete show (the tape ran out near the end of ''Hound Dog'') which was in very good sound quality. Despite being incomplete we were able to get another tape of this show to complete this release, which was the source used for the ''The Live Years'' 3-LP set by the Astra label, back in the mid 80's, this time finally from tape source and not from a needle-drop. The sound is ambient and very good, the only song left incomplete is ''Can't Help Falling In Love''. Be sure to ask your dealer for samples.

Tracklist:

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. And I Love You So
07. Big Boss Man
08. Love Me Tender
09. Burning Love
10. Introductions
11. What'd I Say (James Burton)
12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
13. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell)
14. Piano Solo - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
15. Electric Keyboard Solo (David Briggs)
16. School Days (With Reprise)
17. My Boy
18. I'll Remember You
19. Let Me Be There (With Reprise)
20. How Great Thou Art (With Reprise)
21. Hound Dog (Spliced with 2nd Source)
22. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2nd Source)
23. Can't Help Falling In Love (2nd Source, Incomplete)

Source: ElvisCollectors

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Elvis - Never Ending

Elvis - Never Ending

Label: A. Records
Release Date: (April 2018)
Recording Type: Alternate Takes / Studio
Sound: Very Good


Monday, April 23, 2018

Looked Into The Wings - E.P. Collector

Looked Into The Wings - E.P. Collector


Our second CD is titled "Looked Into The Wings" (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2018-16).

October tour was another good one, after several problematic tours in the Summer. Elvis lost some 10-12 kilos and he was able to wear his jumpsuits from 1974 again. He looked much healthier and he was in good mood and in solid voice.

We have released Elvis’ last Kalamazoo concert from April 26, 1977 in 2017. Now we have decided to release its prequel. We had complete original tape of this show in our vaults since late 90s, but we have considered it not so good for release because Elvis was distant and wild audience reaction too prominent. Now new tape turned out, of much better sound. Unfortunately, new tape was incomplete and middle part was repaired using our old source.  As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples.

Playlist is rather typical for Autumn ’76 shows. Among the concert highlights there are „ Help Me“, „And I Love You So“, „America (The Beautiful)“, „Love Letters“, „Hurt“ and „Blue Christmas“.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak, too. Since there were no suitable photographs from the Kalamazoo performance, all images used for this project were taken in Cleveland, Ohio just two days later, on the 23rd where Elvis wore the same 'King of Spades' jumpsuit.

Tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: 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. Help Me - 09. All Shook Up -10. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America (The Beautiful) - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Blue Christmas - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements.

Note: label E. P. Collector is planning special double CD called „Black Tornado“ with newly found original tapes of Elvis’ concerts in Cleveland, OH, November 6, 1971 (afternoon and evening), which were never before available in good sound! So stay tuned!

Source: ElvisCollectors

The First Time Ever I Lay With You - E.P. Collector

The First Time Ever I Lay With You - E.P. Collector


Our first CD in 2018 is titled "The First Time Ever I Lay With You" (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2018-15).

Now, when majority of Elvis import labels is only re-releasing old stuff in new packages, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased and moreover, it is completely a new show for Elvis fans – never before in circulation, in any form!

Elvis April ’76 tour was rated as very good one, with longer shows and variable set list. Unlike later that year, when Elvis ended his concerts quickly after introductions of his band, here he gave no less than 9 songs after „School Day“ orchestra solo!

Elvis’ drummer Ronnie Tutt was back in band and pianist Shane Kiester was replaced by Tony Brown.

Among the concert highlights there are „Tryin' To Get To You”, „America (The Beautiful)”, „Hurt”, „Burning Love” and „How Great Thou Art”.  One song stands out: rare, heartfelt performance of complete version of „The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”. This song was performed only 3 known times, in 1976.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. You may ask your supplier for samples.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in San Diego, CA, April 24, 1976.

If you have enjoyed our other April ’76 tour release called „The Beat Is Back“, then you are sure to enjoy our latest release, too. 

Tracklist:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: 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. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. America (The Beautiful) – 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Band Introductions - 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. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Burning Love - 23. How Great Thou Art - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away (with false start and reprise) - 25. Little Darlin’ - 26. It's Now Or Never - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.

Source: ElvisCollectors

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Elvis Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2CD) - FTD

Elvis Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2CD) - FTD


Follow that dream has just announced the release of ELVIS: OMAHA NEBRASKA ‘74
Containing both shows on June 30 1974, afternoon and evening show, 
because the production is nearly-completed on this CD, 
the release date is around April 23.

Disc 1- June 30, 1974, Afternoon show 2:30PM 

01 See See Rider 4:09 
02 I Got A Woman/Amen 4:15 
03 Love Me 2:28 
04 Trying To Get To You 2:03 
05 All Shook Up 1:18 
06 Love Me Tender 1:41 
07 Hound Dog 1:17 
08 Fever 3:07 
09 Polk Salad Annie 4:17 
10 Why Me Lord 2:41 
11 Suspicious Minds 3:44 
12 Introductions 1:35 
13 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:29 
14 Help Me 2:41 
15 American Trilogy 3:51 
16 Let Me Be There 4:26 
17 Funny How Time Slips Away 3:57 
18 Big Boss Man 2:44 
19 Steamroller Blues 3:05 
20 Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:52 
21 Closing Vamp 1:52 

Disc 2 - June 30, 1974, Evening show 8:30PM 

01 See See Rider 4:03 
02 I Got A Woman/Amen 4:21 
03 Love Me 2:01 
04 Trying To Get To You 2:02 
05 All Shook Up 2:01 
06 Love Me Tender 1:43 
07 How Great Thou Art 2:52 
08 Hound Dog 1:13 
09 Fever 3:08 
10 Polk Salad Annie 4:13 
11 Why Me Lord 3:08 
12 Suspicious Minds 3:52 
13 Introductions 3:16 
14 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:46 
15 Help Me 2:46 
16 Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:05 
17 Let Me Be There 4:05 
18 Happy Birthday 0:26 
19 Funny How Time Slips Away 3:39 
20 Big Boss Man 2:40
21 My Way 0:30 
22 Steamroller Blues (incomplete) 2:16

Source: ElvisCollectors

Ed Sullivan Shows - The Great Performances (3DVD's)

Ed Sullivan Shows - The Great Performances (3DVD's)

On May 25, SOFA Entertainment/UMe will release three DVD collections honoring Elvis Presley's legacy on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and BEYOND its stage: The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2DVD), which includes all three entire episodes featuring Elvis; JUST ELVIS: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances (1DVD),featuring just his iconic performances, including his infamous 1957 performance filmed from the waist up; and Elvis: The Great Performances (2DVD), which collects three previously released documentaries featuring appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and dozens of other great Elvis TV and film performances into one DVD collection: Center Stage, The Man And The Music, and From The Waist Up.

In addition, three popular, previously released DVD collections: The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles, The Best Of The Supremes On The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Best Of The Temptations On The Ed Sullivan Show have been digitally upgraded from standard definition to high definition video for release by SOFA Entertainment/UMe on May 25.





Source: ElvisMatters

Elvis Live In Los Angeles - Touchdown Productions

Elvis Live In Los Angeles - Touchdown Productions


Touchdown proudly presents another release. We thought it was about time to re-release the concert from November 14, 1970. That’s something we wanted to do for a long time. The recording we got was carefully remastered and and sounds much better than on the former release „Forum of Inglewood“ from fourteen years ago.

Elvis was on fire on November 14, 1970! The concert includes many, many highlights, for eg. the only known live version of ‘Trying To Get To You’ in 1970! Listen to superb versions of ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do. As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

01. That‘s Alright Mama
02. I Got A Woman/Amen
03. Love Me Tender
04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
05. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
06. Polk Salad Annie
07. Band Introductions Pt.1
08. Johnny B Goode
09. Band Introductions Pt.2
10. How Great Thou Art
11. The Wonder Of You
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. Blue Suede Shoes
14. One Night
15. Love Me
16. Trying To Get To You
17. Elvis talks about ‘It’s Now Or Never’
18. Hound Dog
19. Elvis talks about his gold records
20. Bridge Over Troubled Water
21. Suspicious Minds
22. Introduction of Vernon Presley
23. Funny How Time Slips Away
24. Elvis talks about ‘That’s The Way It Is’
25. Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp
26. Polk Salad Annie/Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

Source: ElvisCollectors

Thursday, April 5, 2018

At The International 1971 - Touchdown Productions

At The International 1971 - Touchdown Productions


Touchdown proudly presents another - by now - totally unreleased/unheard show from the January/ February engagement 1971, recorded on the midnight show on February 20, 1971. The tracklisting is quite brilliant and so is Elvis. We worked hard to improve the sound quality and hope that you'll enjoy the result as much as we do. As usual the CD is accompanied by a full-color 16 page booklet with lots of rare photos and information on the event itself.

Tracklisting CD:

[1] That's Allright Mama - [2] I Got A Woman - [3] Elvis Welcomes The Audience - [4] Love Me - [5] Mystery Train - [6] Sweet Caroline - [7] You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - [8] Polk Salad Annie - [9] Something - [10] Johnny B Goode - [11] How Great Thou Art - [12] Don't Be Cruel - [13] Heartbreak Hotel - [14] It's Now Or Never - [15] Bridge Over Troubled Water - [16] Blue Suede Shoes - [17] Lawdy Miss Clawdy - [18] Hound Dog - [19] Suspicious Minds - [20] Introductions - [21] I Just Can't Help Believin' - [22] Elvis Havin' Fun - [23] Just Pretend - [24] Snowbird (incomplete recording) - [25] Help Me Make It Through The Night (incomplete recording] - [26] One Night - [27] The Impossible Dream

Source: ElvisCollectors

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