Inspirations Gospel Album [K-tel 1980] CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
December 7, 2012 - 7:58:16 PM
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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. With it's beautiful painted cover and excellent tracklist, this is one of the best Elvis gospel compilation albums ever released. And now, 32 years after it's release, it's finally available on CD, for all the fans who will treasure their first memory of Elvis' music, and for those who, simply, want a great Elvis gospel album!

The CD release of Inspirations is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and limited to only 300 copies!

Inspirations CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack. Click to view larger size.
Inspirations CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack. Click to view larger size.

Inspirations CD back cover. Click to view larger size.
Inspirations CD back cover. Click to view larger size.

Inspirations CD disc.
Inspirations CD disc.

Tracklisting:

Inspirations CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

  1. Crying In The Chapel
  2. It Is No Secret
  3. A Thing Called Love
  4. Bosom Of Abraham
  5. In My Father's House
  6. An Evening Prayer
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. How Great Thou Art
  9. Lead Me, Guide Me
  10. The Impossible Dream
  11. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (For Me)
  12. I'm Gonna Walk Them Golden Stairs
  13. I Believe In The Man In The Sky
  14. Mansion Over The Hill Top
  15. Padre
  16. Where Could I Go But To The Lord
  17. He Is My Everything
  18. Somebody Bigger Then You And I
  19. He Touched Me
  20. Known Only To Him

    Bonus:

  21. A Thing Called Love (rehearsal)
  22. Amazing Grace (take 2 (without Backup Vocals)
  23. Miracle Of The Rosary (1978 Mix)
  24. An Evening Prayer (1978 Mix)
  25. Known Only To Him (1978 Mix)
  26. How Great Thou Art (1978 Mix)
  27. Miracle Of The Rosary (unedited Undubbed Master Take 4)

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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 Presley has recently been awarded his first Diamond Award for the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (CAL 2428). The original version of this album (LOC 1035) was the fourth album by Presley released in October, 1957 on RCA Victor Records and the music was recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It now certified as 3 X Platinum by the RIAA.

Also just released are, That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD, Inspirations CD, Easy Come, Easy Go CD all presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and Elvis : Up Close And Personal CD. [Tracklistings below].

Elvis' Christmas Album. Camden, 1970 : 10,000,000 sales Diamond award.
Elvis' Christmas Album. Camden, 1970 : 10,000,000 sales Diamond award.

The original Elvis' Christmas Album was out of print by the late 1960s. Interest in the album prompted RCA to re-release it in an altered version on its budget label RCA Camden in November, 1970. This version eliminated the four gospel tracks from the Peace in the Valley EP and added the 1966 holiday single 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas', along with the 1970 non-seasonal 'Mama Liked the Roses', issued as the flip to Elvis' top ten single 'The Wonder of You'. With ten tracks and a shorter running time, it fit the standard for the budget label issues.

The initial cover of this revised version echoed that of the 1958 reissue, except a more recent mid-60s vintage photograph with Elvis wearing a blue racing jacket with two white stripes on the left was used from the set of the 1967 movie Speedway. The album was also released in the UK with an album cover that featured Elvis' face from the 1970 Camden release in a circle in the middle surrounded in white with the title and the song selections in red. Although many, many christmas compilations were released on CD, the 1970 Camden album with it's original cover was never released on shinny silver disc. Until now.....

With it's original artwork and liner notes this is the 2012 christmas release to add to your CD collection. Besides the original album tracks we added some great bonus material, for optimal ‘christmas' pleasure!

Tracklisting:

Elvis' Christmas Album CD [1970 Camden] presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. Silent Night
  3. White Christmas
  4. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  6. If Everyday Was Like Christmas
  7. Here Comes Santa Claus
  8. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
  9. Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
  10. Mama Liked The Roses
  11. Peace In The Valley
  12. I Believe
  13. Take My Hand Precious Lord
  14. It Is No Secret

    Undubbed Christmas Master Takes:

  15. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (take 7)
  16. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (take 8)
  17. Holly Leaves & Christmas Trees (take 10)
  18. Silver Bells
  19. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 8)
  20. On A Snowy Christmas Night
  21. O Come All Ye Faithful (take 1)
  22. The First Noel (vocal Overdub)
  23. Merry Christmas Baby (edited)

    Additional Versions:

  24. Mama Liked The Roses (harmony Vocal Overdub)
  25. Winter Wonderland (new Remastered Version)
  26. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (vocal Overdub)

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That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.
That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

  1. I Just Can't Help Believin' - Rehearsal
  2. Twenty Days & Twenty Nights - Unedited Master
  3. How The Web Was Woven - Strings Overdub Master
  4. Patch It Up - Unedited Alternate Master
  5. Mary In The Morning - Overdub Master
  6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Unedited Brass & Strings Overdub Master
  7. You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Brass & Strings Overdub Master
  8. I've Lost You - Undubbed Master
  9. Just Pretend - Unedited Overdubbed Master
  10. Stranger In The Crowd - Unedited Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master
  11. The Next Step Is Love - Unedited Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master
  12. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Take 5
  13. I've Lost You - Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master
  14. Mary In The Morning - Undubbed Master Take 5
  15. Stranger In The Crowd - Rehearsal
  16. How The Web Was Woven - Backup Vocal Overdub Master
  17. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Rehearsal
  18. The Next Step Is Love - Undubbed Master
  19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Undubbed Unrepaired Master
  20. Just Pretend - Undubbed Master

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Easy Come, Easy Go CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

Easy Come, Easy Go CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

  1. C'mon Everybody
  2. A Whistling Tune
  3. I'll Be There
  4. I Love Only One Girl
  5. Easy Come, Easy Go
  6. Santa Lucia
  7. Tonight Is So Right For Love
  8. Guadalajara
  9. Angel
  10. A Little Less Conversation
  11. Follow That Dream
  12. Long Legged Girl
  13. It Won't Be Long - take 5
  14. Night Life - take 3 Incl Count In
  15. King Of The Whole Wide World - Take 31 Alternate Master
  16. Wonderful World - Take 7
  17. Viva Las Vegas - Take 1 & 2
  18. Without Love - Take 5 Undubbed Master

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Up Close And Personal CD

Up Close And Personal CD
Up Close And Personal CD.

Up Close And Personal that's what this release is all about. These intimate recordings give an unique insight in the private life of Elvis Presley. Highlights on this release are the 1960 Los Angeles California recordings in STEREO. These recordings come from a recently discovered unique stereo tape which sounds better (it s in stereo!!) and is more complete then ever before. Including two unreleased stereo recordings of You'll Never Walk Alone (Although short, it s unique!) & If I loved You / The Lord's Prayer. This release also features Elvis at the Eddie Fadal residence in Waco Texas approx may 1958. Elvis is having a ball with Anita Wood, Eddie Fadal & Janice Fadal. For the very first time you can hear the COMPLETE uncut tape including previously unreleased versions of Happy Happy Birthday Baby. Then you are treated on some home recordings that were recorded at Goethestrasse in Germany during his army days. Obviously these are home recordings recorded on a tape deck (two tape decks when it comes to the stereo recordings) but that is all forgotten when you hear Elvis relax in a private situation. It s an unique insight in the man's life. It s Elvis up close & personal. Every effort has been made to achieve optimal sound quality, priority has been given to the historical content.

01. You'll Never Walk Alone (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
02. If I Loved You (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
03. The Lord's Prayer / If I loved you (reprise)(stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
04. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
05. An Evening Prayer (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
06. Make Believe (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
07. She Wears My Ring (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
08. Sweet Leilani #1 (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
09. Sweet Leilani #2 (stereo recording from newly found source tape/previously unreleased)
10. Sail Along The Silvery Moon/I Understand Just How I Feel
11. Happy Happy Birthday Baby
12. Dialogue
13. I Can't Help It
14. Dialogue
15. Who's Sorry Now # 1
16. Who's Sorry Now # 2
17. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #1
18. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #2 previously unreleased)
19. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #3 previously unreleased)
20. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #4
21. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #5
22. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #6
23. Happy Happy Birthday Baby #7
24. Dialogue
25. Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / Blue Moon / Don't You Know I Love you
26. Tomorrow Night #1
27. Tomorrow Night #2
28. Little Darlin'
29. Monologue
30. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
31. At The Hop
32. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
33. Que Sera Sera/Hound Dog
34. I Asked The Lord
35. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
36. Apron Strings
37. The Titles Will Tell
38. At The Hop/Give Me Oil In My Lamp
39. Que Sera Sera/Hound Dog
40. Piano Solo
41. Send Me Some Lovin'

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And in our shop we have added the following four new double CDs ...

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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.