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Elvis' 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis' interest in contemporary folk music he didn't release a 'Folk' themed album. For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record. Now, with the release of 'Elvis Presley : Some Call It Folk' CD, for the very first time ... finally an Elvis 'Folk' album. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack this is a top notch Elvis CD release.
'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' CD
is an upgraded re-release of the original BILKO bootleg CD from 1989. The complete December 15,1956 concert as original recorded NOW remastered and speed corrected!
Elvis Presley : 'Final Countdown to Midnight' is the ultimate Pittsburgh 1976 NYE experience package 2CD
/ 100 page Book
. Incorporated with the book is a 2CD set offering for the first time ever, the Complete Show of the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve concert re-mastered from a newly acquired source, now running well over 92 mins that is guaranteed to please the listener as Elvis rings in the new year of 1977, his final countdown. The sound will attest to be near
After the immediate sell out of 'Las Vegas' the first volume in this series
, the second volume, Wahooo From Omaha
, will bring you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show. To pack the DVD
and (soundboard) CD
, we designed a 304 page, full color hardcover book
with countless rare and unseen pictures.
The 'A Man At The Top!
features a soundboard recording from the August 10th 1970 Las Vegas opening show with the best available audience film/video of the show.
With the release of, Summer Festival '74/'75
we have finally on DVD(R) the best images available of Elvis' Summer Festivals from 1974/1975! Good to stunning quality 8mm movies of The King in action. A variety of shows, spectacular outfits, karate demonstrations and nice overviews of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel makes you feel you are right there in the audience. With sound from audience or soundboard recordings where available. Elvis was in good shape during the shows as presented here. This DVD also gives us more a glimpse of the shows held in August 1975 and in very good quality ...
Next up in the 'bootleg series
' CDs is Elvis In Hollywood
containing, complete masters and outtakes, the original 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' mono masters as released in 1962, movie radio trailers and promo's plus as a bonus some instrumental tracks. And a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
'Las Vegas, December 07, 1976' is the title of a new release of the only known available soundboard recording from Elvis' last Vegas season. Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed!!! This show was first released on the cd 'Run On' in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. And as stated above, now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!
Here's another book of which fans have high expectations. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You
' is the 1.2 kilo heavy book by Ed Bonja, who worked as an official tour photographer and tour manager during 1970 – 1977. Ed took some 10,000 photos of Elvis live on stage, and backstage. This new release focuses on the seventies. The live section of the book covers all the concert years (1970 – 1975) when Ed used his camera. There will be quite a lot of material from 1972, which seems, in a way, to be Ed’s 'top year'. The countless b/w and color photos of the book show the clowning, rocking, smiling, moody Elvis – even lying on stage – and most of all: giving his all as an entertainer: singing!
Next up in the 'bootleg series' is 'For Mono Fans Only
', the first four tracks of this CD are recordings made during Elvis' time off duty whilst in the Army. The 'G.I. Blues' masters are the original mono masters as released in 1960, including 'Tonight's All Right For Love'. Also you can hear almost 40 minutes private home recordings recorded in Waco Texas, May 1958. This recording was edited on the release 'Off Duty with Private Presley', now you can hear the complete unedited recording! As a special bonus we've included 6 radio spots and a movie trailer for the movie 'G.I. Blues'.
Coming from a 1st Generation digital copy of a actual TV Station broadcast tape, (originally used to broadcast 'The Special' in October 1977) and re-mastered frame by frame, the 1977 CBS TV Special
, for the first time ever, is in near perfect quality, and is a very special treat for fans!
Out now is the last volume
in the three volumes of the DVD series of Elvis home movies
,containing rare & unseen private footage from the 1970s
. For the very first time this 3 DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes
will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.Volume 3 : The Seventies
: The Concert Years, New Challenges, Karate Footage, rare footage such as Elvis walking out of the shop August 1974, and much more. Also including 19 minutes extra bonus footage. Region free, NTSC. Running time: 2 hours 31 minutes.
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs will be released finally on DVD for all the fans around the world. Elvis fans in the United Kingdom had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Elvis song with a countdown show dedicated to the king. 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' debuted on ITV in the United Kingdom.
When I think about Elvis' movies, I sometimes think back to when I first 'discovered' Elvis Presley (January of 1978) and my first impressions of 'Elvis movies'. What I always recall is initially enjoying these films but cringing when Elvis would start singing, probably nothing against Elvis, just that to my mind movies were for acting not singing, as such I could not stand it when the story was interrupted But then after a while (probably) I learned to love both (So I assume this part) but then it developed (I assume slowly evolved) into actually watching the movies FOR Elvis' singing and as the movies got 'tired' as in I had seen them often I began to lose interest in the actual movie and just watch for the songs. Which (I guess) eventually led to a decline in overall interest.
Gravelroad Music will release 'Elvis : Let It Rock!' containing the February 23, 1971 Closing Show. This is the fourth deluxe digipack CD and last of Gravelroad's highly sought after series LAS VEGAS JAN/FEB 1971 engagement. Just like the previous three CDs this is a limited pressing. This CD contains the complete closing show of February 23, 1971.
The Straight Arrow label will release the 3CD set 'On A Winning Streak! : From 'booth tapes' Vol. 4', featuring three strong shows as recorded on February 17 (DS + MS) and 18 (DS), 1973 ... which means that all of it was recorded within a day. This release documents what a strain it was on Elvis' creativity and general well-being to be performing under such a tight schedule for a whole month, but it also shows how well he actually coped under the circumstances.
The Touchdown label will release 'Livin' On The Edge' a 2 CD set containing the Las Vegas, Feb.23, 1973 Dinner Show in improved sound with a second disc of Rehearsal Recordings in speed corrected, improved sound quality.
The Verve label will release the CD, 'Around Midnight' containing the Las Vegas, Feb.23, 1973 Dinner Show in improved sound with a second disc of Rehearsal Recordings in speed corrected, improved sound quality.
'Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Tahoe' is a re-release of the Lake Tahoe Dinner Show (soundboard) from May 26, 1974. First released on '...And The King For Dessert' from 1998. Newly remastered. Now sounding like never before! Including 8 page booklet with photos and recording information.
Elvis : Hollywood, Volume One kicks off with the first 4 movies, and has 17 (!!) new clips, (compared to Hollywood Elvis volume one) all clips for Jailhouse Rock have been re-done,since better footage became available. Highlights are Loving You (record version) Tell Me Why (Elvis second screen-test), First In Line (ode to Judy Tyler), My Wish Came True (Elvis 'dream' of becoming an actor), Young and Beautiful (new edit, 3 performances make the record version, and 2 extra versions are included).
All 'doubting' fans will see, this a BRANDNEW 'must have' series, with lots and lots of new clips and improvements. This release continues where volume one ended, movie number five G.I. Blues, followed by the next four movies Flaming Star, Wild in the Country, Blue Hawaii and Follow That Dream.
Presented in DUAL LAYER it is a must have for Movie fans worldwide! All tracks in the main program have the original masters, as released on the albums from the early day. Some nice bonuses are included for your pleasure, as well as rare footage and pictures 5 movies are included in chronological order. 67 clips/150 minutes long!!
I'll Be There : Expanded Deluxe Edition 90 Tracks!! DVD. One of the best ever STAR DVDs is now available in an even better format! This set has BOTH volumes (Ill Be There 1 (originally 2 DVDs) and Ill Be There 2 (originally 1 DVD) in one set!! But there is more... EIGHT more tracks are included in this set, to make it an incredible 90 track set.
The Unreachable Star : 'As recorded at Madison Square Garden' is the new releases for the STAR DVD label. Their publicity states... How excited we fans were when the announcement came about the discovered MSG footage, how disappointed we were, when seeing the final result ... BMG decided to put the whole show on DVD
… although 70% was without footage. Fortunately STAR has done its job by redoing the MSG footage from scratch
, although still no complete show… an incredible 41 minute feature will blow you away, and lets you enjoy the show how it was meant to be! Footage used from 3 shows and several sources creates the ultimate MSG experience.
Forty years years after the original movie premiered, STAR releases an alternate version! This time you will get a completely new approach to the movie Elvis On Tour. With little to no talk
, this is the one you will play over and over! The original movie still is a fan favorite, but the multiple screens spoil a lot of the actual performances. Now you can enjoy FULL SCREEN, and will discover angles not seen before!
'Through My Eyes', Deluxe Expanded Edition DVD includes an extra 18 minutes of UNRELEASED edits!! True fans agree, this is STAR's best project to date! Now it is available in an even better form, with some incredible bonustracks NOT RELEASED on other STAR DVDs!! Since the main content is known, this is what's new: On the first DVD an 11 minute segment of the March 31 rehearsal is included, this has been released on other DVDs, but this is the first time the songs are edited to get complete songs, a real treat for ears and eyes:
'The Lost Performances' II is a new 2 DVD set release coming from STAR. 22 years after the VHS release, STAR is proud to present an upgraded version of this fan favorite. All tracks on this set have been re-edited and new audio is used to create an amazing result!! Over 3.5 hours of pure STAR magic.
To be released shortly (late May) on the VV label will be their fifth release, 'A Man At The Top!' featuring the complete live soundboard recording on August 10th 1970 Las Vegas opening show. This double vinyl
release will be accompanied with a DVD
with the best available audience film/video of the show . After the success of the first four releases we decided: to give you more ... so we decided to not only bring you the best audio, but also the best video quality possible.
This year it's 30 years ago that the compilation album 'I Can Help And Other Great Hits' was released in the UK. It was one of the most succesful Elvis albums of the early 1980's. It was even released on picture disc and on single (both I Can Help
and Green Green Grass Of Home
housed in a poster bag) Strangely enough it was never released on CD. We are proud to present the entire album on CD for the first time, including some very hard to find bonus selections including the unreleased 12 inch version of I Can Help
. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack (with unseen photo's of Elvis from the mid 1970's ) this is a real 'must have' for all Elvis CD and photo collectors.
Hollywood Elvis 4 : the saga continues!! contains a total of 65 clips on DUAL layer DVD from the movies, Viva Las Vegas, Roustabout, Girl Happy, Tickle Me and Harum Scarum. The producers of this great series deliver their next gem with an amazing total of nearly 50 (!!) NEW clips! This will probably be the fans favorite since it finally includes Viva Las Vegas! Does this need further introduction, we think not, but there are still fans out there thinking it simply includes the regular movie versions ... how wrong they are!
For Movie Fans Only! is a new 2 CD box set with movie takes, outtakes, rehearsals and more has been announced and will be released soon, this time a movie recordings box from Elvis and it is once again a limited edition with only 400 individual sets to be made.
announce their 3rd release, this time a 3 CD soundboard
set, 'Look Out Jackson Town'. Again with a little help from our friends at 'Audionics' - probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick this time three shows from 'Tour Number 14' (May 30-June 10, 1975). On this brand new 3 CD set (Release Date: Early May 2014) you are going to hear the three 1975 concerts Elvis did in Jackson, Mississippi ...
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow CD release titled 'Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues', featuring the August 23rd, 1972 Dinner show. It is taken from an original mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. Yes, we used the original actual cassette that was used to record this concert in the first place, and we were able to improve the sound-quality noticeably.
Leda Records presents: From The MGM Vaults Volume 1
featuring Elvis Live In Vegas, August 11, 1970, Midnight Show in the best possible [audiance recorded] sound ever! August 11, 1970 midnight show is one of Elvis Presley's greatest performances with a set list that moves fast and furious from the opening number That's All Right
to the closing performance of Can't Help Falling In Love
Following the hugely popular and acclaimed volume 1 in the 'Home Movies' DVD trilogy, volume 2 has now been released. This DVD contains rare & unseen private footage. For the very first time this 3 DVD series focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through three  decades. See Elvis through intimate moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis' life via rare & unreleased digitally re-mastered footage. Volume 2 : The Sixties: See Elvis on vacation in Hawaii, enjoying the snow in Colorado, meeting his fans, together with Tom Jones and much much more. Sit back and enjoy a journey of Elvis in private throughout the 60s, in the best quality. View video excerpts
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double feature CD release entitled 'Sin City's Hottest Ticket!', featuring the August 23, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original 'audience booth recordings', taped by the same person who recorded previous Straight Arrow's release, 'Endless Summer Festival'.
Hometown Memphis Recorded Live
a 6 LP
and 4 CD
Box Set, limited to 500 individually numbered sets will be released soon. And like the previous 'On Tour' box set this will be sold out on release. A quality release and there is always something very special with a 12" x 12" box set even before you open the lid!!! The set contains live performances, recorded in Elvis Presley's hometown Memphis from 1974 and 1976
The Spirit Of 1971 DVD
follows the DVD Elvis 1969-1970
. After the much publicized Las Vegas shows in 1969 and 1970, Elvis returned to Vegas in 1971 for another run at the International Hotel. The shows Elvis gave during 1971 in Las Vegas, Tahoe and on the road are not widely known to many Elvis fans. Not many good photos were taken, not many press and news reviews were written.
'Elvis : That's the Way It Is : The Complete Shows' contains two (2) dual layered DVDs
, (equivalent to 4 DVD's without loss of quality) filled with 6 hours
of excellent edits, lots of amazing multi angle sequence shots different to that of the 'Complete Works' release. 'Elvis : That's the Way It Is : The Rehearsals
' contains 3 hours
of quality film of Elvis' rehearsals. Both titles are in full stereo
and in 5.1 Surround Sound
In twelve days, Elvis cut thirty-six sides at 'American Sound'. While the overdubs made the songs undeniably more commercial, had the tracks been initially released without them, the resulting albums might have been even more revolutionary, taking Elvis Presley's career in an entirely different direction. As Peter Guralnick observed on listening to the multiple takes of In The Ghetto
, 'As the song develops, one is provided with an incontrovertible glimpse of what the process might have been like for Elvis, if only he had been able to approach recording consistently as an art' ... in the undubbed form here we have Elvis as he could have been.
To be released early February by the 'SR' import label is the CD, 'Praise to the King' featuring the unreleased audience recorded show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 [Midnight Show].
After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season. As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 23th midnight performance of the fifth Elvis' historical Vegas season.
Straight Arrow will release the double CD Endless Summer Festival : From the booth tapes Vol. 2
(digipak) featuring the August 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. Both shows are taken from original audiance recorded 'booth recordings', taped by the same person.
Following hot on the heels of the sold-out Venus Book/DVD combo 'The King In Motion Vol. 1: Last Vegas
', the label has announced their second release in this series (coming soon); 'The King In Motion Vol. 2: Wahooo From Omaha
', this time a Book/DVD/CD combo. More info coming when available.
The new TNT Record import label will soon release their second CD 'Sweet Home Alabama
' containing the soundboard recordings from the June 2, 1975 afternoon and evening shows. After their first title 'Goin' Back To Houston
' quickly selling-out of again with a little help from our friends at 'Audionics' - probably the premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided once more to pick two shows from 'Tour Number 14' (May 30 – June 10, 1975).
Touchdown Productions will release two new audience recorded releases, 'At Dinner In Vegas
' and 'Back On Track In Vegas
'. Touchdown Productions proudly presents two new audience recorded releases. One of it, the dinner Show from September 3, 1972 is another totally new show that didn't even circulate on CDR or in any other form. The show was very good, Elvis was in fine form and sang some very fine renditions of 'What Now My Love', 'I'll Remember You' and also 'For The Good Times'! The sound quality is good for this kind of recordings. The CD comes with a beautiful designed 16-pages booklet.
' (1973) is a new 'reproduction' CD release following the recent, 'Elvis In Demand
'. The original release of 'Elvis' was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA - one of the best selling albums of the seventies. Now available for the first time on CD! Includes: The original album tracks - and - album artwork, 'Hound Dog' in the best possible sound, 'All Shook Up', 'Don't' and 'Surrender' complete with studio chat, 'Return To Sender' with longer fade-out, Special bonus: The first 12 takes of 'Can't Help Falling In Love' and an 8 page booklet.
Venus Productions have released their DVD and book set titled, Elvis In Motion : The Last Vegas, devoted to Elvis' last Las Vegas season in December 1976. The set brings you not only the best audio quality but also the best video quality available. The book measures 17cm x 24 cm and is 4 cm thick [17" x 9 1/2" x 1 1/2"] and weighs almost 2 kilos [4 1/2 Pounds]. The book contains countless pictures on 456 pages, while the DVD contains the December 3 (46 minutes) and December 4 (40 minutes) shows in bodacious quality. Added as a bonus are fragments of the closing show of December 12 plus almost 16 minutes from December 5, 1975.
Gravel Road Music's 3CD Memphis 1969 box will be released January 3rd. This release is intended to be a flawless release with the best sounding Elvis of 1969. We started by going back to the basic recordings of the American sound studio; the edited repaired master tracks without the dubbing done later in Nashville. The combination package 'Elvis In Person & Back in Memphis' was the basic concept, but we wanted more. During the first days of the comeback in Las Vegas in 1969, special RCA presentation box sets were given away. These box sets are very rare and expensive to get hold of. This was the perfect 1969 package idea for this release. Included are:
The reproduction slipcase of the famous 1969 presentation box set ...
Now released, By popular demand, Eternal Flame presents the Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert on DVD
: In commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of Elvis' passing, this special concert took place at the FedEx Forum in Elvis' hometown Memphis, Tennessee on August 16th, 2012. [
Running time 150 minutes].
Welcome to Going Back To Houston
, the first CD release by TNT Records. With a little help from our friends at 'Audionics' - probably THE premium label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided to 'dive deep' into one of the most well-known concert tours Elvis ever did.
To be released soon by the VV label will be their fourth release entitled 'Closing Strong!' featuring both the complete live soundboard recording from February 23th 1970 Las Vegas Closing show and the complete live audience recording from Houston on March 1st, 1970 Afternoon Show. After the success of the first three releases We decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more ...
The double LP
set, 200 Gr. vinyl,
33 rpm picture disc
never sounded better!!!! is a limited edition hand numbered release of 500 copies. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality glossy sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will be for the first time of the label, an incredible two picture disc, a real collectors gem!!!!!! The CD
with the Houston show, will be accompanied with a plain sleeve. We hope you can enjoy this Fourth product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
I must admit to finding that the 1969
is a remarkable work that should have broad appeal - a big surprise. My initial skepticism was quickly overcome. This concert DVD should appeal to any Elvis fan that likes Elvis music to start with. With full quality normal audio, from CD, anyone can play this via their DVD player preferably then with the audio output via a stereo system. [And this is no diversion from what the format is] This DVD is well worth consideration for inclusion in your Elvis library for several reasons.
Audionics will release 'Echoes Of Aloha', their 5th CD of this year early December. It is a kind of sequel to 'Aloha Jerry' CD (Audionics 2013-01-2) - once again dedicated to the eighth Las Vegas season. These recordings were captured almost a month to the day of the 'Aloha From Hawaii' satellite broadcast, and it’s inevitable to make some comparisons. It’s been said that Elvis was depressed about having to return to Las Vegas again following the huge success of the broadcast, but this newly discovered recording does not bear that out at all.
Elvis In Person : The Fantasy Concert DVD
will be released at the end of November by STAR. Following the excellent 1974 'Fantasy Concert' using the 1974 Memphis audio an incredible complete show was created using a tremendous collection of footage to make a very enjoyable show. Now the same team now made a complete NEW DVD, it was worth the wait!! In the same style they decided to give Elvis' 'first live performance in nine years' the same treatment. The audio is as we all know it, the video comes from various sources, some of it well know, other very rare, but the overall experience is breathtaking! From the opening drums to the final song it is ALL in sync, even the talking parts will make you feel it is an actual show!
A special multi format box set has been released titled, Elvis Presley : 1972 On Tour Rehearsals, it contains, 5 LPs, 3 CDs and a DVD and is limited to 500 individually numbered sets.
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak release 'Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream
', featuring the February 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances plus a bonus: the majority of the February 21, 1973 Dinner show. All 3 shows are taken from original 'booth audience recordings
', taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings.
Elvis In Motion Book & DVD coming soon from Venus.
Eternal Flame Productions Is Proud To Present A New Elvis DVD .... Elvis Now
, April 9, 1972 The Complete Hampton Roads Concert + bonus. Running Time 108 minutes. Limited to 500 copies.
It's Now Or Never : Elvis In Mono
is a new release in the 'Bootleg Series', The Beatles Mono Box Set was compiled as a special interest package for the hard-core fan. Now it's time for Elvis Presley! The Bootleg Series presents 'It's Now Or Never - ELVIS IN MONO'. Including, 18 Tracks in re-mastered MONO, recorded in March & April 1960, a short but previously unreleased take 5 of 'Like A Baby' ...
For November release is 'Elvis Country : Pure', the album without the inserted 'I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago' between tracks, in fact for the first time without the song on the album at all! Pure 'Elvis Country', while we won't say 'as it should be' (As some fans do believe) but non the less a refreshing change and one that allows and reveals the full beauty of the songs as you hear them completely for the first time.
will release 'Unedited Masters : Nashville 1970 Revisited
' continuing the series of extremely popular and critically acclaimed releases. This new and forthcoming volume of the 'Unedited Masters' series will revisit the 1970 recordings from Nashville. With this companion CD to 'Nashville 1970
' and 'Nashville 1971
' Venus treats you again with studio outtakes you have never heard in this form and sound quality before
. As usual everything is presented the way it was recorded and/or overdubbed in the studio. 'We are confident that this volume will also become a favorite of yours and will not leave your CD player for a long time! ENJOY!' The CD comes in a standard jewel case with a beautiful 16 page booklet and is a limited edition.
Fort Worth Texas, June 15, 1974
(3:00 Pm Show) is a newly remastered soundboard
recording featuring 28 tracks from the June 15, 1974 3:00 pm show + 5 bonus tracks. Includes a 8 page booklet with photos and recording information. Elvis sings 'Trying To Get To You', 'I Can't Stop Loving You', 'Big Boss Man', 'Funny How Time Slips Away', 'Love Letters', 'Happy Birthday', 'Hurt' and many others ... The main show on this cd was released on the 2002 release 'The Man In White - Volume 1'. Now newly remastered from the original source.
Elvis At Radio Recorders is a great new CD in the popular 'THE BOOTLEG SERIES' ... ('Top Notch Nashville - Part 1, 2 & 3' - 'Top Notch Hollywood' - 'Caught On Camera 1 & 2')
. 10 Outtakes from the 'Blue Hawaii' sessions, 53 Outtakes from the 'Kid Galahad' sessions, Tonight's All Right For Love (original extended German mono and stereo master), All official previously unreleased in this quality on CD, Includes 8 page booklet.
Things Get Loose In Tuscaloosa! CD
from Audionics features Elvis' concert, Tuesday, June 3, 1975, 8:30 pm, Municipal Auditorium, Tuscaloosa, AL. After the release of two essential new soundboard albums in a row (Houston We Have A Problem
and The Creeping Crud Express
) Audionics is now back with the third soundboard release of the year. This time the producers selected the Tuscaloosa show from June 3rd 1975, which was previously released on the King label as 'Deep Down South' in 1997. This new release was taken from a different, superior quality tape source which was obtained at the same time as the previously mentioned unreleased soundboards. Bonus
: Sports commentator Harold Johnson and Elvis talk live on the radio about the football game at the Liberty Bowl Stadium : August 9th 1975
Touched by Love
 is an uplifting true story of love, hope and devotion and its important message is one of the most important parts of Elvis' legacy, one that deserves to be remembered forever. The end statement of the film says it all: 'To Elvis Presley for his compassion and ability to spread joy'. The movie is based on the reminisces of a real-life person, Lena Canada, a therapist in charge of handicapped girl named Karen played by future star, Diane Lane. The acting is first rate, particularly Diane Lane, whose portrayal (and transformation) of Karen from a lifeless body in her wheelchair to an animated and vibrant, talkative young girl is exceptional. The movie features performances by Elvis, Love Me Tender
and Ready Teddy
I just received the CD, Elvis February 1977, In Concert and not only can I confirm that Elvis is in good form, and the sound quality is top notch, it is indeed a very complete testament to the fact that Elvis still was king in 1977. Even is sporadic. Kicking off with a great version of 'Big Boss Man' [April 29] then in to February 21 starting with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' while Elvis does forget the words it is another classic with Elvis' banter with Estelle of the Sweets. 'Reconsider Baby' shows he is still the best white blues singer. Moving on we have a ultra rare 'Moody Blue' and it is a good and full version, not a one liner. Audio Sample of this CD
A favorite show of mine growing up, and one that I have always wished would come out on DVD, is the short-lived 1990 ABC series Elvis-Good Rockin' Tonight. It only lasted for 10 episodes with three unaired episodes, and was later edited into one long, (4 hours) film' Elvis: The Early Years'. It follows a young Elvis from his days in Tupelo to the end of his days at Sun Records. The series stared Michael St Gerard, Jesse Dabson, Blake Gibbons, and Millie Perkins. I'm posting this here because I always hear people say 'well, they've made 'Walk The Line', and 'Ray' why has there never been a production on par with those two for Elvis? Well, there has! I've just received a bootleg of the series and I'd like to review all 13 episodes.
Elvis and the Beauty Queen
is a 1981 made-for-TV film starring Don Johnson and Stephanie Zimbalist about the King's love affair with Linda Thompson
a young beauty pageant contestant who was his girlfriend during the last years of his life. The story begins with their first meeting and traces their years together. The movie is controversial among fans who either dislike Don Johnson and/or his portrayal of Elvis and pick out factual flaws. However on the flip side there are many, like myself, who enjoyed this movie when originally aired, finding the soundtrack songs by Ronnie McDowell making the movie all the more then enjoyable.
The colorized version of 'Jailhouse Rock' has been released on bootleg DVD.
'Elvis & Me' is a mini-series based on Priscilla Presley's best-selling book of the same name. Starring Dale Midkiff as Elvis and Susan Walters as Priscilla, the movie stays true to what Priscilla wrote in conjunction with Sandra Harmon and was a ratings blockbuster when aired on TV over two nights in 1988. While this movie has never seen an official DVD release, we have now an 'escape' well worth catching
Now on DVD is a colorful collection of Elvis songs with the theme: 'Duets
'. During his movie career, Elvis recorded a vast amount of songs together with other vocalists
. The result is a wide variety of songs and video clips out of the many well known Elvis movies. An entertaining collection that is nice to watch. Rare are the images of the 1960 'Welcome Home Elvis' Frank Sinatra TV-Special; they remain a unique momentum to see. Other rare performances include Lisa Marie's duet with Elvis on 'In The Ghetto' during a Oprah Tv-show
, complete with Gospel Choir. It is beyond anyone's guess why this never turned in to a big hit; great performance. Also: Celine Dion's duet with Elvis on 'Amercian Idol'
and Martina McBride appearing - with Elvis on screen - on a tv-show to promote the 'Christmas Duets' album
. The odd one out is a clip from 'Beyonce & Jay-Z'. A nice produced DVD with a special selection of songs and images
Elvis : The Lost Performances DVD
contains material found by accident in the vaults during a routine inspection in 1986. We get Elvis material from 'That’s The Way It Is
' (1970) both on stage and rehearsing, and performances from 'Elvis On Tour
' (1972). For anyone who suspected that the producers of the excellent 'That's the Way It Is' had more worthwhile concert footage available to them than they included in the final release, here it is! Fascinating stuff. The DVD really shines and is an essential purchase for any Elvis fan.
I just had the chance to finish up watching the new DVD release, Elvis : He Didn't Come Back ... We Did. I just love seeing 'That's The Way It Is' material in this kind of quality without the big, annoying 'Property of Turner' text on the screen. The small type on the 'On Tour' material is the way to go and so much less obtrusive. 'Elvis : He Didn't Come Back ... We Did' DVD contains nearly 100 minutes of further outtakes from 'That's The Way It Is' & 'Elvis on Tour' and contains unreleased material from both [as well as some we have had before but with different camera angles] and also for first time in original widescreen.
Elvis '77 DVD Series
consists of 6 DVDs
with 3 of the DVDs being dual layered. (So really it's almost like saying 9 DVD's compared to the average DVD). The contents of the DVDs are; the 1977 CBS TV Special
in perfect quality, a very special treat for fans. For the first time ever, using a 1st Generation digital copy of a TV Station tape, (originally used to broadcast 'The Special' in October 1977) it has been re-mastered frame by frame and now finally, released to fans to watch this in all its glory! Then there are two DVDs with the Omaha June 19 show
from a new tape source with unreleased footage for the first time and the Rapid City June 21st concert
from a new tape source with unreleased footage and near 100% complete for the first time.
Following the CBS TV Special DVD, Rapid City, Omaha and 3 extra discs making a 6 DVD set
comes the 6 CD companion set
. But are the CDs something that will get much time in the CD player?
To my surprise in all but two and a half of the CDs (Disc 6 is is one as it is an audience recording, being Elvis' historic last ever concert) the sound quality ranges from extremely good soundboard (None better ever released sound wise) to dame near perfect stereo
with Elvis in fine voice.
Following the reproduction issues, Elvis' Christmas Album Camden
, Inspirations Gospel Album [K-tel]
, Elvis Sings The Blues
, Elvis Les 40 Plus Grands Success
, Mahalo From Elvis
, Welcome To My World
, Elvis 40 Greatest Hits : 1975 K-Tel
, Rarities 1
, Rarities 2
, The Wonderful World Of Christmas : The Alternate Album
, I Was The One
, This is Elvis : From The Original Master Tapes
, Elvis In The 70s
, comes Elvis In Demand CD
& Elvis : The Ultimate Performance CD
using the latest masters and mixed just like the original albums.
Leaner And Meaner Than Ever!!
from Gravelroad includes the January 28, 1971 Midnight show
in Las Vegas with probably the best appearance of this engagement - 21 tracks filled with power! A collection of his hit singles, meaner and leaner than ever. This is just a minor glimpse of the appearance in person that are sold out weeks before opening night and finds fans literally traveling from all over the world to see him.
To be released shortly (early September) on the 'SR' label a new cd entitled 'Love Me Tonight'
featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 13, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fourth season.
proudly presents for their 20th release another totally new show with the CD, Elvis : Keep On Turnin'
This time we'll release the dinner show from August 26, 1971.
Right after the release of the very controversial Houston, August 28th, 1976 show ('Houston We Have A Problem…
'), Audionics is back with The Creeping Crud Express
, another remarkable release with more previously unreleased soundboard
material. This time, Audionics presents Elvis in solid form during his memorable May/June '75 tour. Presented in a deluxe double digipak with rare photos (some are published in color for the first time here) and relevant liner notes, this is another winner that every die-hard fan must own.
'Houston, We Have A Problem...
' is a previously unreleased soundboard recording of Elvis Presley's controversial matinee performance at the Summit in Houston, TX, on August 28, 1976
and released by the Audionics Label. Presented in a deluxe digipack with unpublished photos and relevant liner notes ...
Losin' Out In Vegas
features the Elvis Presley concert, Sunday, December 5, 1976
, 9 pm show, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. and is released by Straight Arrow Special Products.
Elvis : Rhythm & Blues
is an excellent double CD compilation with not only a much wanted theme but a well thought out selection of alternate takes, undubbed masters and importantly masters where appropriate, for example the master for 'Memphis Tennessee' was used as we strongly felt that the alternate takes did not match the brilliance and power of the master and did not offer the unique characteristics that many of the chosen alternate takes on this set do. While we looked for and found so many interesting tracks with variations of Elvis talking, laughing etc which is where so much fun is found, it was never at the expense of quality, as in quality sound, and a good performance, nor ever allowed to get repetitive. We went by 'feel' and as it turned out only one track needed replacing with another take as it did not feel right.
I just had the chance to finish up watching Elvis : He Didn't Come Back ... We Did. I just love seeing 'That's The Way It Is' material in this kind of quality without the big, annoying 'Property of Turner' text on the screen. The small type on the On Tour material is the way to go and so much less obtrusive.
With this release, Elvis Is Back! : The Alternate Album we focused not just on alternate takes for the sake of them but rather we carefully selected good performances first and foremost and importantly a selection that 'felt' like they belonged together, an album, songs that were consistent with the preceding track, for a very listenable experience. While we looked for and found so many interesting tracks with variations of Elvis talking, laughing etc which is where so much fun is found, it was never at the expense of quality, as in quality sound, and a good performance, nor ever allowed to get repetitive. We went by 'feel' and as it turned out only one track needed replacing with another take as it did not feel right on our final listen.
Elvis, California Fall 60/61 The Bootleg Series Volume 8 contains 15 alternate takes from the 'Wild In The Country' sessions, previously unreleased in this quality on CD!, 'Wild In The Country', with maracas overdub and 9 original masters including 6 original mono masters from 'Kid Galahad' plus a home recording from 1960.
Elvis : The Gospel Album is a special CD release from 'The Bootleg Series' containing 33 Recordings including complete masters (with count-in and false starts), 6 home recordings, 4 alternate takes, 2 stereo masters from 1957, 4 live recordings and 3 special bonus tracks. Contains 12 page booklet.
The third release from Rock Legends is 'Mood Swings' [Originally released as 'Desert Storm'] featuring the infamous closing show recorded from the soundboard in Las Vegas, NV on September 2, 1974. The sound quality is a major improvement over the first issue and will contain too the first song performed by Voice titled 'I Couldn't Live Without You' that was missing on the original.
is the new release by Touchdown
Productions the midnight show from August 28, 1971 [International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 28-08-1971]. The previously unreleased recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded
tape. One of the highlights - next to others - is a strong version of I just can't help believin'
which Elvis only did four times in 1971! The soundquality is of good quality for an audience recording! As usual the CD will be packaged with a beautiful designed 16-page booklet.
Gravelroad have just released The CBS Concert Recordings containing the complete soundtrack of the CBS TV Special, two concert performances - one from June 19,1977 in Omaha, and the second concert from June 21, 1977 in Rapid City.
These two concerts are now available in a deluxe 2-CD set with almost 60 historical tracks. Also included is a beautiful 16-page booklet. For the Elvis Collectors each set includes numbered 100% genuine reproductions of the original tickets of both concerts. This is limited to 555 editions only!
Coming soon from Straight Arrow digipak release, 'Tanya For Dinner!', featuring the March 28, 1975 DS.
From the Verve label comes the release, Elvis : City Of lakes '76 recorded live on October 17, 1976 in Minneapolis. This concert was released by FTD as 'A Minnesota Moment', however 'Verve' say, 'Unfortunately the original release from FTD left a lot to be desired'. 'It sounded flat, muffled, lifeless and very hissy. The sound quality was disappointing as was the 'artwork' which showed on top an outrageous bad done Photoshop job with Elvis' left hand'. The VERVE Team say they have done 'everything to improve the overall sound and as a result you'll get to hear a soundboard recording that should have sounded in the first place'. 'Now you can hear the show for the first time in the best possible sound quality'. 'Hopefully you can enjoy the concert now as much as we do while reading and flipping the sixteen pages of the booklet'.
To be released soon is 'St. Louis Blues' (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2013-01) recorded from the audience at the St. Louis, March 22, 1976 tour closing show. It was last Elvis show during his lifetime, reviewed in 'Rolling Stone' #213. Some of Elvis stable musicians were replaced and the result was surprisingly fresh sound with keyboards more prominent. Among the highlights are 'Let Me Be There' (performed for very last time), 'Steamroller Blues', 'Polk Salad Annie', 'Hurt' and 'America (The Beautiful)'. Since the show is rather short, producers decided to add 9 solid bonus tracks from Johnson City, March 19, 1976 show.
The second release from the NEW 'Rock Legends' label will be 'From Richmond To Greensboro'. Those two shows were released several years ago in wonderful sound quality but are now hard-to-find , especially the Richmond one.
This is two shows from a GREAT tour presented in a beautiful full color digipak
with photographs from both performances. If you missed either one of them, this is your chance to own them.
Coming soon is The Complete Candid & And Home Movies Anthology : The Fifties DVD with digitally remastered Elvis home movies with rare & unseen private footage. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. Rediscover the teenage Elvis at Audubon drive, Graceland, Fort Worth & Biloxi with his first girlfriends; June Juanico, Anita Wood, Dorothy Harmony & his friends, Eddie Fadal, Red West, George Klein, Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker and Elvis' parents (Gladys & Vernon).
After taking a break, VENUS is now back, to present you more high quality products. And they kick off with Keeping Them Warm the first volume of a new series of CD/Book combos in their sub-label: VAR - 'Venus Ambient Recordings'.
Presented as a hardcover book
measuring 18cm x 18cm, [7" x 7"]
their first combo contains 135 pages filled to the brim with pictures
from the August/September 1972 Vegas season plus there's a bonus section about the April 1972 tour, there will be many pictures you've never seen before.
Following the Vinyl LP / CD release of Country Hero in Vegas!, we have another unique vinyl collectors release, Elvis Presley : Better Than Ever that includes 1 x CD Digipack and 2 x LP Records).
Next up from Straight Arrow is the double CD, digipak release 'To Live And Die In Dixie', featuring the February 19, 1972 Dinner and Midnight performances. This 6th Las Vegas season has been somewhat overlooked by bootleggers, mainly due to the below-par sound quality of the audience recorded tapes available. The last few years, the Straight Arrow team has been looking for good sounding amateur recordings from this particular season, and we are pleased to announced that we finally succeeded in locating two very good tapes obtained directly from the person who recorded them.
Following the 'Snowbird Revisited' CD release comes 'Only Believe
' with the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 27-01-1971 Midnight Show
from Gravel Roard Music
. With the limited Album 'Snowbird Revisited' Gravel Road started off with the first of three shows from 1971 January - February Las Vegas season, and now we have the second show 'Only Believe'. This is a fantastic show of January 27, 1971 Midnight.
If you enjoyed 'Snowbird Revisited', you'll going to love the CD 'Only Believe' for sure!
As a follow up to the 'Top Notch Bootleg Series', ('Top Notch Nashville - Part 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5' 'Top Notch Hollywood' : 'Live Love Hollywood') comes two new releases, Caught On Camera : The Complete TV Appearances 1956-1960 : Part 1 & 2. 'Caught On Camera : The Complete TV Appearances' part 1 and 2 represents all of Elvis Presley's TV appearances did from 1956 to 1960. From Elvis' first national TV appearance in the USA on January 28, 1956, on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show to his first televised appearance since coming home from his military service in Germany on May 12, 1960 (taping on March 26), on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis.
INCLUDING all Elvis' appearances from: 'Stage Show', 'The Milton Berle Show', 'Teenage Dance Party', 'The Steve Allen Show', 'Hy Gardner Calling', 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis'. This is the one and only collection bringing all these historic recordings together. A great collection in the best possible sound and of course, complete!
The NEW Rock Legends label will release SOON a new double CD recorded from the soundboard. The Elvis Presley Show was a HAPPENING and first Spring appearance in Sin City since 1956 was no different. The first CD features the nearly complete pre-show, and on the second CD the March 22, 1975 Midnight performance along with some bonus tracks recorded three nights earlier.
Rainbow Records will release the 10th (and final) volume in their Vegas Variety series next month. To be released April 4, 2013: Rainbow Records proudly presents the final release in their series 'Vegas Variety'. It will be presented in real good sound for an audience recording. With this 10th release in the 'Vegas Variety' Rainbow Records presents an unreleased recording of the September 5, 1971 Dinner Show
performance. 'It‘s Impossible', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'Sweet Caroline' - it‘s your choice which song you call your personal highlight this time. With the release of a show from 1971 Rainbow Records has accomplished their goal to cover each year from the Vegas Years 1969-1976.
Following Snoopin' Round My Door (1955-1977) : Elvis revisits his best year 1956 3-CD Set, Victrola presents another 3 CD set, Flesh, Blood & Bone : Elvis Revisits His Golden Years, 1957-58 which pays tribute to these magical years by focusing on the songs that Elvis recorded in this timeframe. But instead of presenting you with the regular studio masters, we try to bring you an alternative perspective by using studio outtakes, home recordings, later live versions, alternate masters and one-liners ... some unreleased, others rare or unavailable on CD ... deluxe 3-cd package with rare photos and in depth liner-notes ...
Elvis : He Didn't Come Back ... We Did
is a special DVD
and photo Book
presentation has been released. The DVD contains nearly 100 minutes
of further outtakes from the movies 'That's The Way It Is' and 'Elvis on Tour'. The DVD contains unreleased material
from both documentaries [as well as some we have had before but with different camera angles
] and also for first time in original widescreen. The disc is accompanied with a hardback book containing over 100 pages of rare and unpublished photographs.
With great pleasure GRAVELROAD MUSIC announces the release of Elvis : Snowbird Revisited and this excellent Show from 1971. Featuring a deluxe Full color Digipack with 16-page booklet including rare photos and extensive liner notes. Also included a Special bonus gift; a reproduction of an extremely rare two sided promo card this was only available in January - February 1971 at the International Hotel.
Elvis : It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country CD : Part 2 is as the title states, part 2 the ultimate acetate collection from 1970 with the first unedited & undubbed versions of the masters!
Featuring 22 tracks, with 20 rare or Unreleased Acetate recordings. All
acetate recordings are collected from private collections of which many
for the first time in this shape on CD. These are the acetates that
Elvis took home to playback and agreed to be released! All tracks have
been digitally restored and re-mastered. These acetates often sound
better & different than what we know and made it to a LP or nowadays
The Complete On Tour Outtakes DVD has been released. This is a fantastic new release filled to the brim with outtake material from 'On Tour'. There have already been a couple of releases with this raw footage that - fortunately for us - somehow escaped from the vaults from MGM. You will get to view an enormous amount of material. The DVD shows us there is a treasure trove of material that would make a spectacular official remake of the in documentary. The producers have made this DVD in chronological order. Starting with the studio rehearsals, on to the rehearsal on the road and then on to the live concerts. Also: from the Madison Square Garden Press Conference (great footage and very sharp close ups of Elvis!) to the Press Conference in Hawaii (November, 1972) to announce 'Aloha From Hawaii' (in very good quality!).
I Got Lucky
CD release using the cover of the Pickwick release contains: 1/
the 10 original album mono masters (Only available on the RCA
Club Edition release.) These tracks are all mixed and edited
differently to the stereo masters) 2/
the Stereo Masters (using the latest superb masters) 3/
10 alternate versions of the same 10 songs, all edited for optimal
listening pleasure, and all unreleased in this form. And, of course, top
notch artwork in the old 'Pickwick Label' style, and a (removable)
sticker on front of the case.
Elvis Sings The Fabulous Sounds Of The Sixties
contains 29 of
some of his finest recorded music of the 60's. But that's just a start.
All tracks are unreleased in this form. You'll hear the best outtakes,
but all tracks are edited for optimal listening pleasure. No false
starts, no count-inns, no studio chats, no fooling around ... just the
full versions in all its glory! Like you never heard before! It's Elvis in the 60's ... it's Elvis at his very best!
Hits Elvis, Romantic Elvis, Gospel Elvis, Film Elvis, Rockin' Elvis,
Comeback Elvis ... it's all here, the very best ...
The forthcoming release from the 'SR' label is titled 'Such Night
and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 16, 1969
Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape
that gives us the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first
season. As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live
period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows
with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we
are proud to present the almost complete show from August 16th midnight
performance of the first Elvis' historical Vegas season.
The Rainbow Records label will release two new
bootleg CDs : a new CD set (two separate
cds) called 'Never-Ending Demand' Vol. 3 + Vol. 4,
featuring Elvis Presley's complete performances of May 3, 1975
(Afternoon Show on Volume 3, Evening Show on Volume 4) at the Civic
Center in Monroe, LA. Both shows have not been released on cd so far and
will be presented in real good sound for an audience recording
Released shortly will be Straight Arrow's double-digipak release 'Southern Gypsy Magic', featuring the wild July 23, 1975 Asheville show, plus bonus rarities from July 22 and 24. The show was originally issued on a 1997 CD called 'Gyrating Asheville'. But recently, Straight Arrow obtained a superior audience tape source, one too good to be kept in the vaults: a recorder equipped with two microphones, so there is noticeable 'ambience,' due to the channel separation. And, for the first time, the show is presented complete ...
Just released on the VV label is Country Hero in Vegas! a combined vinyl LP, CD and 7" vinyl EP release : This release features the unreleased Las Vegas performances on January 30, 1971, dinner show.
Coming soon ... One Of The Most Talked About Shows ... Elvis As Recorded Live In College Park Maryland : September 28, 1974 a 2 CD-set newly remastered with 39 tracks including 'Big Boss Man', 'Love Me Tender', 'Trying To Get To You', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Hawaiian Wedding Song', 'Blue Suede Shoes' and many others. Includes a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
Audionics returns with their first CD of the year, Aloha, Jerry!, dedicated to the eighth Las Vegas season ... After the worldwide triumph of his 'Aloha' benefit show ... closed out the Vegas run with a fabulous performance on February 23, in front of superstars and astronauts. Here we have a complete recording of that evening, taped by a super-fan. Elvis delivers on a night that would be bass player Jerry Scheff's last for more than two years.
Touchdown Productions proudly presents their next release Paradise City an audience recording which will contain the concert from February 18, 1977 in Columbia, Florida. It's represented in the best possible sound quality from a newer source than what was used on the old release 'Release Me' from 1992. Up above it is possibly the best concert from the first tour in 1977 and without a doubt one of best concerts he gave in 1977!
Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Charles, Louisiana : May 4, 1975, Evening Show
is newly remastered soundboard
containing 38 tracks including the evening show from May 4, 1975 + 8 bonus tracks! Includes an8 pages booklet with photos and recording information. Elvis sings 'Jambalaya', 'Johnny B. Goode', 'Big Boss Man', 'Fairytale', 'My Boy', 'Promised Land', 'It's Midnight' and many others... The evening show from May 4, 1975 was released on the 'A Profile : The King On Stage' box set (released in 1995) from the Fort Baxter label.
To be released shortly is a new double CD audience recording release from the Straight Arrow label titled, 'Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter
'. Presented in a digi-pack the set contains the St. Petersburg and Columbia 1977 concerts from newly obtained original audience recorded cassettes which both have surprisingly good sound.
Gravelroad Music ends 2012 by bringing you one really great double CD release. Two Hampton concerts in stunning sound. The 'Bicentennial '76' will raise a few questions for the critics as Elvis sounds way better now with a mastering job done properly. The second disc is a great re-mastering of the famous Hampton '72 concert, which blows all previous releases of this show out of the water. Great sound, fantastic dynamics and Elvis in amazing voice. GR gratefully used original transfers from these concerts. Now you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and both recordings sounds more vibrant and spatial than before.
Just released is a limited edition import re-issue of the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Presley Christmas Album'. This release is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and is limited to 500 copies. It features the original 1970 tracklisting plus 12 bonus tracks. Elvis has recently been awarded his first Diamond Award for the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (CAL 2428). Also just released are, That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD, Inspirations CD, Easy Come, Easy Go CD / all deluxe 6 panel digipacks.
Back in the early 1980s the K-Tel label released some great Elvis compilation albums. All their releases were advertised on radio and TV, so the impact was huge. Most of the albums became gold or platinum award winning albums. With these great albums many fans were first introduced to the wonderful music of Elvis Presley. The 1980 gospel album Inspirations
, is, perhaps, the most successful K-tel album that was released at the time. Now finally available on CD, itcomes in a 4 page booklet with original sleeve notes.
Elvis : The Blue Hawaii Sessions [Steppin' Out Of Line] is a classic vinyl bootleg release, now legal under the Public Domain laws. Released in 1987 on the Laurel Label [LPM 2427] this 33 RPM vinyl record is 100% new, recently found it does show the wear of time on the cardboard sleeve!
Out next week is the new Straight Arrow release 'Chicago Double-Strike', which contains both Chicago 1977 concerts from a newly uncovered audience recordings which have not been in distribution previously (completely different tapes from previous Chicago '77 release) and Straight Arrow is very proud to present 'Left A Good Job In The City' - Elvis' First Show In New York, June 9, 1972. We couldn't believe our luck when we were offered an original tape as recorded by a member of the audience that special night. For many years there was a recording in circulation that was basically unlistenable.
Snoopin' Round My Door (1955-1977) : Elvis revisits his best year 1956 3-CD Set : Almost 120 songs over three CDs spaning 1955 to 1977. 1956 is without any doubt the most crucial year of Elvis' career. The Hillbilly Cat became the King of Rock 'N' Roll during that year. His television appearances rocked the nation ...
With The Elvis Files CD 1.1 CD, audiophile fans will like the great sounding stereo masters from Kid Galahad (The stereo masters as featured on the FTD album were muddied and with annoying added reverb) and Hound Dog is from a master tape source : You won't believe your ears! Also the Louisiana Hayride live broadcast on this CD is without any overdubs (the MRS label released this with a bass overdub ...)
Two new audience recorded CD releases from the 'Touchdown' label will be available in November The first CD 'Midnight delight' included for the first time the complete midnight show from August 19: 1975 in very good quality! The CD will come as you're used to it by now with a 16-page booklet with lots and lots of rare pictures from Elvis' shortest engagement in Las Vegas. The second CD 'Glitter Of The Night Life' will come as a 2 CD set which offers you on the first CD the former unreleased dinner show from August 10: 1973.
With the release of the A Humble Heart CD, the Straight Arrow label is continuing their popular collector's series of 2 shows from one evening, released in a single package. This time the producers have chosen two excellent performances from Sunday, February 3, 1974 at the Las Vegas Hilton. As fans have come to expect from us, the tapes are of very good quality, sourced from early generation copies of the original cassettes
Elvis Sings The Blues ... is a perfect combination making for one very nice listening experience ... The producers of this release also clearly recognized that it was going to be something special and have produced a stunningly beautiful three panel digi-pack, the front cover is ART and it fits the theme perfectly, as does the disc which while not a 'picture disc' as such there has clearly been much though and work put into the design. In addition on opening the flap you will find excellent liner notes ... A wonderful release of the 'classic' 1980 LP done to perfection like no other label can ... This is a limited edition digipack of 500 copies.
Touchdown Productions latest release, Night On The Town
, is out now. This time you'll get to hear the by now unreleased midnight show from March 29, 1975 in Vegas in good quality for an audience recording
! The CD will come with a full-color 16-page booklet with lots of rare pictures from March/April in Vegas.
The Straight Arrow importlabel announced the release of the CD 'Wednesday Night Roll Over!' containing an audience recording of the the March 26, 1976 midnight show.
The MxF label will release soon the fourth volume of 'Wild Tiger at the Hilton
' featuring the COMPLETE and UNRELESEAD Las Vegas January 28, 1974 Dinner Show.
A surprise (as everyone now knows) is hearing the posthumous, 1980 remake of 'For Ol' Times Sake'. It's a great song, and it's a beautiful piece of work. It's surprising Felton left it off of 1981's 'Guitar Man'. ['For Ol' Times Sake' features feature Tony Joe White on harmonica and harmony vocals.] The 1980 re-do of 'Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall' is also very noteworthy, as Elvis' vocal is to the fore, and far superior to what I remember. It may be one of his best vocal performances from the Graceland sessions, with no flatted or missed notes, a command of the material, and a deep feeling that were all buried in the LP track mix released in 1976. Overall, this one should find a place in your collection. No one else is doing it like the Venus label.
The CONVAIR label brings us a rare recording of a great live Elvis performance Elvis at the Las Vegas International Hotel, August 12, 1969
(Dinner Show) titled, Bright Light City
. Recorded by a fan in the audience
this release is for the collectors. Accompanied by a 20 page booklet telling interesting facts about Elvis' return to live performances in words and pictures it's a very nice collectors-package.
The original 1980 album 'Elvis Sings The Blues
' has been released on CD in a limited edition digipack of 500 copies. This re-issue contains the original 15 tracks and several bonus tracks.
Elvis Stax Trax Alternate & Undubbed Versions : 33 RPM 12" Vinyl Record,Elvis Yesterday / Today Alternate & Undubbed Versions : 33 RPM 12" Vinyl Record.
, the evening of Thursday January 9, 1969, one day after Elvis' 34th birthday. Elvis met with RCA producer, Felton Jarvis
, in the Jungleroom to discuss going to Nashville to record what he hoped would put him back on top of the charts. Marty Lacker was sitting there in the Jungleroom that evening, seething, as he listened to Elvis and Felton finalize the dates for Nashville. He began to unconsciously shake his head back and forth. He fought back his frustration. Elvis snapped at him, 'What the hell's the matter with you?' and Lacker got the opening he needed to lay it on the line one last time: 'I just wish for once you'd try Chips Moman and his rhythm section, they're great Elvis'. And Elvis said, 'Well, maybe someday I will'.
Straight Arrow is continuing their collector's series of 2 shows from one evening, released in a single package with Amore, Elvis! containing the Saturday, March 29, 1975 Dinner and Midnight Shows.
We all know the concept of 'Elvis Day By Day'; following Elvis around from day to day. This new DVD, 'Elvis 1969-1970' brings that concept to life through moving images. Using various sources this DVD creates a complete as possible timeline from the years 1969 through 1970; all very important years in the life and career of Elvis Presley. Starting with the winter holiday in 1968/1969 and ending with the very first tour of the USA at the end of 1970; all that and in between is shown on this very nice DVD. Using movies, home movies, news reels all is supported by the real singing voice and music of Elvis Presley. [DVD is in the PAL Format.]
Audionics will release new 2-CD set in early August: 'Autumn Gold'. It will include the complete South Bend, Indiana show from October 1st, 1974 and a generous chunk of the famous August 16, 1974 RCA Hollywood rehearsal in a totally different sound - binaural stereo, as it was originally recorded. The South Bend date was originally issued in 2003 by the Follow That Dream Collectors label [Dragon Heart] but 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' and some stage dialogue were omitted, and the closing vamp was clipped.
Out now from Venus is the next volume of Unedited Masters : Nashville 1971
. This time your be treated to 22 tracks you've never heard that way before. All tracks are mastered and mixed completely different to what you know, you'll hear them in their full length and (as usual) the sound quality is flabbergasting.
NOW the time has come and the massive 640 pages work of love and labor, Bootleg Elvis has been released. With more than 1200 color pictures, track listings, cross-references, matrix numbers, cover/label/vinyl/sound descriptions of about 1000 records on 480+ pages, this is the most in-depth work on Elvis vinyl bootlegs ever! This book not only lists and visualizes every known Elvis bootleg record, but it also lists and shows all known variations of each record. All records are listed in several chapters, being: 7-inch Singles, 7-inch Extended Play Albums and much more. To top it off, there is an almost 65 pages description about the history of (Elvis) bootlegging up to today. There are about 70 pages of stories written by all the major bootleggers from the USA, Canada and Europe. They tell you why they made their bootlegs, how they obtained their recordings, how they got their records and sleeves made and how they managed to sell their records without being caught. All in all, this book gives you the most complete insight ever into the evolution of bootlegging Elvis. Even if you’re not a vinyl collector, this book is definitely a must-have!
The Straight Arrow Label will soon release the audience recorded double CD, Christmas Lights On A Friday Night featuring the Friday, December 3, 1976 Dinner and Midnight Shows at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV.
As the final month of 1976 rolled around, Elvis arrived in Las Vegas for what would be his 15th and final visit as a performer, playing 15 concerts to some very mixed press reviews.
SUNsational : From Sunrise to Sunset 1953-1977 (Victrola) : The continuing influence of SUN Records on Elvis' career : At first sight this may seem like yet another SUN anthology, but nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, this groundbreaking release focuses on the influence of SUN records on Elvis' career after he left the label.
contains almost 80 tracks (!), and though there are a few Sun recordings present to place the other recordings into their proper perspective (including a few real rarities like the SUN rehearsal of 'How Do You Think I Feel'), the majority of tracks are from the early 60s to '77.
The Straight Arrow Label will release the CD, Lonesome Summer Breeze.
was a 1975 compilation album released as part of RCA's budget 'Pure Gold' series of albums. Released now in a stunning 3- panel digipack is an Alternate Album
Of 'Pure Gold'. Containing masters, first takes, master takes and other rarities!!! Plus details of two 'Lost In The Sixties
' CDs and Elvis Forever 5
CD Volumes 1 and 2 have now been released.
Elvis In Germany was originally released in RCA's 'take off' LP series in 1982 as was a German only release featuring 13 tracks of music and interviews with a unique painting style picture sleeve.
After hearing The 8th Wonder Of The World CD from Venus we can now tell you that indeed the sound quality is certainly better, even more clear than Madison’s outing and the packaging is much better. Te unique aspect of this concert in the huge Houston Astrodome is this that it is without an orchestra.
So it's pure Elvis with his band. taken from a first generation sources claimed!!!!