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10/01/2017

ELVIS ROCKS THE GARDEN

SOUNDBOARD RECORDING/AMBIENCE RECORDING


To be released soon  from SR label his second special combo LP&CD, featuring  the live soundboarding from Boston Garden, Boston MA , November 10, 1971 coupled from the unreleased live ambience recording from Houston November 12, 1971.The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the November 1971 tour presents  Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical. “Elvis appears better than ever” delivering incredible shows with a  wider repertoire respect the previous tour , but overall the man is on the music. If Rock is attitude, the man got  it as never before. AFTER ONE YEAR PRISONER in the Vegas & Tahoe hotel the tiger is finally free. The performance is terrific full and sharp you can’t stop to watch the man in action.. The Boston concert is great, but without doubt the Houston concert is better, is the pick of the tour.. In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do it...no other words are necessary.

The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams sleeve that includes: 
- a double vinyl edition of the album with the remastered show from Boston November 10, 1971 
- a cd with an unreleased show from Houston November 12, 1971. 
- as Bonus content  a 60x30 high quality glossy paper 130 gram poster, plus the CD card  25x 12 cm and a large Sticker of  17x9 cm.
double vinyl 200 grams, including the incredible Boston show with the best audio possible!!
A Soundboarding recording from the improved sound   FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set, 33 rpm speed.
The cd, including we think the best show of the tour , Houston November 12, 1971,  in a completely unreleased Audience recording with a decent audio. This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is  good considering the early arena show. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis in matter to delivery  the best audio possible for your listen pleasure.
The   LP  200 VINYL GRAM,  IT BRINGS TO THE BEST QUALITY TO DATE!!!!
LP tracks:
SIDE A
01        Also Sprach Zarathustra                                        
02        That's All Right                                         
03        I Got A Woman / Amen                                        
04        Proud Mary                                    
05        You Don't Have To Say You Love Me                                         
06        You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'                                          
SIDE B
07        Polk Salad Annie                                       
08        Intermezzo
09        Love Me                                         
10        Heartbreak Hotel                                       
11        Blue Suede Shoes                                      
12        One Night                                      
13        Hound Dog                                      
SIDE C
14        How Great Thou Art (incomplete)                                    
15        Introductions (incomplete)                                    
16        I'm Leavin'                                     
17        Bridge Over Troubled Water                                   
18        I Can't Stop Loving You                                       
19        Love Me Tender                                          
SIDE D
20        Suspicious Minds                                       
21        Elvis Talks   
22        Funny How Time Slips Away                                           
23        Can't Help Falling In Love                                    
24        Closing Vamp / Announcement
Total Time 57.00 min
COMPANION CD Tracks:
Bonus CD Included. Unreleased Ambient Recording
Houston , November 12, 1971
01. 2001 Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. I Got  A Woman
04. Amen
05. Proud Mary
06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
07. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling
08. Polk Salad Annie
09. Young and Beautiful
10. Love Me
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Blue Suede Shoes
13. One Night
14. It’s Now or Never
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
16. Hound Dog
17. How Great Thou Art
18. Band Intro
19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
20. I can’t Stop Loving You
21. Love Me Tender
22. Hawaii Wedding Song
23. Bridge Over troubled Water
24. Release me
25. The Impossible Dream
26. Suspicious Minds ( incomplete )
27. Funny How The Time Slip Away ( incomplete)
28. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
29. Can’t Help Falling In Love ( incomplete)



9/11/2017

A SENSATIONAL OPENING NIGHT

1 CD - E.P. Collector
August 4, 1972, opening show
Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
Audience recording

This CD is titled "A Sensational Opening Night" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-13)
Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 4th, 1972, Opening show, this CD is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 4" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 4th, 1972 Opening Night was first released in 2003 on the CDs „No Fooling Around“ and „Another Opening Night“. Those CDs were taken from a different, incomplete source tape. Our new recording is great sounding and, for the first time, 100% complete.
Elvis started his 7th season in Las Vegas with a fairly dynamic opening night. It was reported that Elvis was suffering from a headache, and he kept the opening show short with minimal in-between songs talk. He did not perform his usual showstopper „Suspicious Minds“, but he was on stage for 50 minutes, singing his heart out with a passion and energy not seen since August 1970. Compared to the previous Vegas season and the following tour in April, Elvis was in great physical shape, tanned, slim and full of energy. He was in a much better mental shape too, because his new girlfriend, model Linda Thompson accompanied him for the whole first week of this engagement. This concert is a good example of Elvis at his best, mixing rock’n’roll with ballads and blues, singing old and new songs, and looking great.
This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of 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 August 1972, including REAL Aug. 4th, Opening night photos!
If you have enjoyed our other August 1972 releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "Everybody Let’s Rock", then you are sure to enjoy our latest release. As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and we hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. A Big Hunk Of Love - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Love Me Tender - 07. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. One Night - 14. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 15. Hound Dog - 16. My Way (premier version) - 17. Band Introductions - 18. My Babe (performed for the last time) - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Introduction of Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

A SONG FOR SHEILA

1 CD - E.P. Collector
August 29, 1974, Dinner Show
Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
audience recording
This CD is titled "A Song For Sheila" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-14)
Elvis Presley opened his 11th Las Vegas season on August 19th, and he performed a total of 27 shows, closing on September 2nd. Once again, Elvis revisited his live repertoire based on previous seasons and he included several tracks from the December ’73 recording sessions, and he also added songs like "Softly As I Leave You” and „If You Love Me (Let Me Know)“. Elvis' new love, the beautiful Sheila Ryan was present and Elvis sang the rarely performed „Early Morning Rain“ for her. He sings the complete song.
The Las Vegas, August 29th, 1974 Dinner show is previously unreleased except for 7 songs released from a soundboard source by the FTD label („It’s Midnight“ CD). This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. As usual, you may ask your supplier for samples.
This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in August 1974.
As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it.

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Elvis talks, introduction of red West and Sonny West - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let me Know) - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Big Boss Man - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. All Shook Up - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Softly As I leave You (with reprise) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Band Introductions / monologue - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Elvis talks about karate - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Sheila Ryan - 24. Early Morning Rain - 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 26. Elvis talks, introduction of Bill Cosby - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp

DEL WEBB'S SAHARA TAHOE PRESENTS ELVIS

1 CD - RAGDOLL
May 9, 1973 Midnight Show
Audience recording

Coming out soon from the Ragdoll label is an unreleased audience recorded show from Lake Tahoe titled "Tahoe '73". This show is the midnight show, May 9th, 1973.


This one is a good solid show, here below the tracklisting:
Lake Tahoe May 9, 1973 Midnight show

01. Opening Riff / C. C. Rider 02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen 03. Love Me Tender (with false start) 04. You Dont Have To Say You Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Heartbreak Hotel 10. medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Flip Flop And Fly / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 11. I'm Leavin 12. Hound Dog 13. What Now My Love 14. Suspicious Minds (with edit, perhaps due to turning of cassette in recorder) 15. Band Introductions 16. I'll Remember You 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 19. A Big Hunk O'Love 20. Can't Help Falling In Love 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements

9/07/2017

ELVIS '77 THE FINAL CURTAIN DVD COLLECTION

Out now is a 7 DVD box with the title Elvis '77 The Final Curtain DVD collection, with (as you can suspect by the title) the Elvis In Concert footage. 
This box is the 3rd DVD box release with the "In Concert" shows. 

The first release was the famous Boxcar release in 2011 with the beautiful 400 page booklet which holds 6 DVD's and 6 CD's. Nowadays people ask for this boxset more than US$ 600,00. 

Then the Rock And Roll Kingdom label re-released the material as a 14 CD and 7 DVD's set.

Now, the third (re-re-)release is this one: Elvis '77 The Final Curtain DVD collection. Yes, you just read it right, only the DVD collection. It sells for approx. € 130,00 on ebay. So this time no live CD;s [we've heard it all before and they were copies of other bootleg CD's anyway] but "only" 7 DVD's.

What do we get in this set. The same content that was on the previous boxcar release:

DVD 1: 8 mm footage from the May 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, ,28 & 29 concerts in various cities & 8mm footage from the June 1 show. 

DVD 2: 8mm footage from the June 18, 24, 25 & 26 shows. Bonus clips are from the february 20, May 1 & 2 shows in Charlotte and Chicago.

DVD 3: The (almost) complete show from June 19, 1977 concert in Omaha, Nebraska.

DVD 4: The (almost) complete show from June 21, 1977 concert in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Both concerts were filmed for the "Elvis In Concert June 1977" CBS TV Special.

DVD 5: Elvis In Concert, the CBS TV special.

DVD 6: "Elvis Is Dead", a collection of news reports from local and major TV stations on the passing of Elvis Presley, recorded in august 1977.

DVD 7: Elvis In Concert the alternate TV Special.

So what we have here is basically a bootleg DVD boxset from the Boxcar release and the Star release (alternate CBS TV Special) in extremely good picture quality, especially the Rapid City & Omaha concerts are very good and the TV special footage is the best we can get.

This set doesn't come with a booklet unfortuantely, but the people who made this set used very beautiful pictures all throughout the box.

So, if you missed the original box (the very expensive one) you can try getting this one. The quality is the same. 

Happy hunting.

outside artwork
inside artwork



dvds



9/06/2017

SPLICED TAKES - STILL IN MEMPHIS

Fans know what to expect with this series, some highlights are mentioned here, but in fact the whole cd is one big highlight!
 
WAY DOWN - Starts of with the band fooling around, Elvis joins the fun and it runs straight into the song!
 
WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK - Over six (!!) splices make a very different version, with extra verses and piano solo.
 
I'M MOVIN' ON - This splice includes ALL verses done by Elvis , and runs longer then other versions.
Same goes for HEY JUDE, which also sound very fresh.
 
SHE THINKS I STILL CARE - One of THE highlights probably, Here Elvis start of with the slower version, James takes over and off they go into the faster version, 
this works very good, and maybe should have been released like this!
 
GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S LOST HIS MIND - The title was renamed for fun, and that's what we are getting here, a nice complete take with lots
of fooling around.
 
SUSPICIOUS MINDS - What's a "Memphis" release without this classic, because some rare parts are used, this one again sound
very different to previous releases outtakes.
 
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM - Just listen to the "harmony" ending, very nice to hear two different sounding Elvis voices.
Full tracklisting:
 
Way Down - Alternate Master
For the Heart - Spliced take 1,4
Wearin'That Loved On Look - Spliced Take 12,13,14,15,13,9
I'm Movin'On - Alternate Master
If You Don't Come Back - Spliced take 8,6,3
For Ole Time Sake - Spliced take 5,6,7,4
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Spliced take 8,10,8,11,14
Hey Jude - Spliced take 5,1,7,7
Promised Land - Alternate master
There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 6,7,1
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Spliced take 3,5,6
She Thinks I Still Care - Spliced take 7,15
Help Me - Spliced take Fs/Undubbed Master
Girl of Mine - Spliced take 3,6,9
In the Ghetto - Spliced take 2,3
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - Spliced take 1,2
Good Time Charlie's Lost His Mind
Never Again - Spliced take 1,9
The Last Farewell - Spliced take 1,5
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Spliced take 1,2,4
She Wears My Ring - Spliced Take 7,4,8,8,8     
Inherit the Wind - Alternate Master
Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 2,1,4,6
Do You Know Who I Am - Alternate Master

7/19/2017

TEXAS TORNADO (longbox)

A 4 CD box will soon to be released: Texas Tornado.

There's not much info about this longbox but the material is well known and almost every EP fan already have these concerts in their collection.

The content of this box:

concert 1:
June 15, 1974 afternoon show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
previously released as "The Man In White" by the Lonestar label in 2002.

concert 2
June 2, 1976 show as recorded at the Grand Hall Civic Center at El Paso, Texas.
previously released as "El Goes El Paso" by Audionics in 2004.

concert 3
June 3, 1976 show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
previously released as "Holding Down The Fort" by the Madison label in 2006. If that's the case, i'm curious if the pre-show is also released here.

concert 4:
July 3, 1976 
show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. 

previously released on FTD Rockin' Across Texas.

It has now been confirmed that this box is from the Rock N Roll Majesty label. This releases of this label are simply a "copy and paste" from other official and non-official releases.