Unedited Masters : Stax 1973 CD from Venus Productions
The eleven bonus tracks were all recorded after the Aloha Special for inclusion during the Special shown later that year in the USA. It features several takes of some of the performances, and dialogues between Elvis, the producer and his musicians. We are again able to present all these tracks in our usual 'out of space' sound.
As always there are no fade-ins, no fade-outs and all recordings were left as there were recorded.
Don't miss this very limited edition and ... If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus.
Unedited Masters : Stax 1973 CD from Venus Productions.
01 Promised Land Take 6* 3:06
02 It's Midnight (undubbed) Take 19 4:45
03 If You Talk In Your Sleep Unedited master 2:50
04 Thinking About You Unedited O.V. master 4:53
05 Love Song Of The Year Unedited O.V.master 3:59
06 Help Me (with false Start) overdubbed master 2:52
07 My Boy unedited O.V. master 3:23
08 Loving Arms (with backing vocals) overdubbed master 3:03
09 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues une. undubbed master 4:42
10 Talk About The Good Times Unedited O.V. master 2:58
11 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming Unedited OV. Master 4:00
12 There's A Honky Tonk Angel Unedited O.V. master 3:24
13 If You Talk In Your Sleep Backing vocals overdub 2:24
14 If That Isn't Love Take 1 4:04 * Take 6 V.O. : Vocal harmony by Elvis (unedited)
Bonus tracks :
15 Blue Hawaii rehearsal (incomplete) 0:52
16 Dialogue 1:30
17 Blue Hawaii /dialogue Take 1 1:29
18 Blue Hawaii Take 2 2:34
19 Dialogue 2:15
20 Ku-U-I-Po Take 1 2:36
21 Dialogue / No More Take 1 3:34
22 Dialogue / Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 2 1:04
23 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 3 1:55
24 Hawaiian Wedding Song Take 4 2:04
25 Early Morning Rain Take 2 3:00
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.