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7/08/2018

FROM OMAHA TO RAPID CITY 2 CD SOUNDBOARD


Omaha’s “Civic Auditorium Arena” & Rapid City’s “Rushmore Plaza Civic Center” were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3rd 1977.
Also released on the same day was the “Elvis In Concert” double vinyl album. Many tracks contained overdubs.
The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows. Now on popular demand the two shows are available on this beautiful 2cd set. Packaging is a fold out deluxe digipack.
Tracklisting:
DISC1
June 19 1977, Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06. Love Me
07. Fairytale
08. Little Sister
09. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
10. And I Love You So
11. Jailhouse Rock
12. How Great Thou Art
13. Band Introductions
14. Early Mornin' Rain
15. What'd I Say
16. Johnny B. Goode
17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt introduction)
18. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff introduction)
19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) introduction
20. I Really Don't Want To Know
21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
22, Charlie Hodge introduction
23. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
24. Hurt
25. Hound Dog
26. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
27. Thanking the audience & staff
28. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements
29. Closing Vamp

DISC2
June 21 1977 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. That's All Right
05. Are You Lonesome Tonight
06, Love Me
07. If You Love Me (let me know)
08. You Gave Me A Mountain
09. Jailhouse Rock
10. O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
11. Tryin’To Get To You
12. Hawaiian Wedding Song
13. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
14. My Way
15. Introductions
16. TCB band introductions (incomplete solo’s)
17. I Really Don't Want To Know
18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin introduction)
19. Charlie Hodge introduction
20. Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction
21. Elvis Introduces His Father
22. Hurt
23. Hound Dog
24. Unchained Melody
25. Thanking the audience & staff
26. Can't Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp

Elvis Summer Festival


A fantastic special Summer Release, this cool looking 6 panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form!

FOR THE MILLIONTH & THE LAST TIME ( TAKE 7 )
SLICIN' SAND ( TAKE 10 )
SAND CASTLES ( TAKE 1 )
RIDING THE RAINBOW ( STEREO MASTER )
I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE ( TAKE 13 )
WONDERFUL WORLD ( TAKE 6 )
NIGHT RIDER ( TAKE 5 )
ISLAND OF LOVE ( TAKE 8 )
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR ( TAKE 7 )
NO MORE ( TAKE 9 )
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ( TAKE 14 )
YOU'LL BE GONE ( TAKE 4 )
MEXICO ( TAKE 6 )
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM FROM ( TAKE 13 )
ROCK A HULA BABY ( TAKE 3 )
HAPPY ENDING ( TAKE 9 )
WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE ( TAKE 6 )
FOUNTAIN OF LOVE ( TAKE 6 )


6/16/2018

SPLICED TAKES CONTINUED

Nothing is "sacred" in the "import CD world"
CD 1 - "Love Letters From Elvis":
Love Letters - When I´m Over You - If I Were You - I Got My Mojo Working - Heart Of Rome - Only Believe - This Is Our Dance - Cindy, Cindy - I´ll Never Know - It Ain´t No Big Thing - The Sound Of Your Cry - Sylvia - Mary In The Morning - Life
CD 2 - "Easter Eggs":
Run On - How Great Thou Art - Stand By Me - Where No One Stands Alone - Down In The Alley - Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Love Letters - So High - Farther Along - By And By - In The Garden - Beyond The Reef - Somebody Bigger Than You And I - Without HIm - If The Lord Wasn´t Walking By My Side - Where Could I Go, But To The Lord - Come What May - Fools Fall In Love - Oh How I Love Jesus
CD 3 - "G. I. Blues" & "Kissin´ Cousins":
Tonight Is So Right For Love - What´s She Really Like - Frankfort Special - Wooden Heart - G. I. Blues - Pocketful Of Rainbows - Shoppin´ Around - Big Boots - Didja Ever - Blue Suede Shoes - Doin´ The Best I Can - Tonight Is All Right For Love - Kissin Cousins - Smokey Mountain Boy - Gold In The Mountains - One Boy, Two Little Girls - Catchin´ On Fast - Tender Feeling - Anyone - Barfoot Ballad - Once Is Enough - Kissin´ Cousins - Echoes Of Love - Long Loneyl Highway
CD 4 - "Elvis IN Concert" (No Comments):
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - That´s All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - How Great Thou Art - I Really Don´t Want To Know - Evlis Introduces His Father - Hurt - Hound Dog - My Way - Can´t Help Falling In Love / Closing Riff - I Got A Woman / Amen - Elvis Talks - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - O Sole Mio / It´s Now Or Never - Trying To Get To You - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Fairytale - Little Sister - Early Morning Rain - What´d I Say - Johnny B. Goode - And I Love You So - Blue Suede Shoes - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Little Darlin´ - Help Me - Unchained Melody
If you decide to purchase the "spliced takes" CD's then I think you have to stick with the original CMT/Star releases. This is just a copy of the previously released CD's by Star.

APRIL 14, 1972 ELVIS GREENSBORO




A fantastic double CD album taken from the original 8 and 16 track master tapes!
Label:  Victrola 2018-01-2
Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ''Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition''. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used this far as a source for this show.

On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy, that) and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo on "Greensboro Revolution". The recording that we obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait for the samples!

Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy... And you are right there! Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That's how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound. As a bonus, we've added a bonus disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ''Funny How Time Slips Away'' from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren't a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world (wasn't that "Searcher" film a real doozy?), but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can! We do understand some people will be sceptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is! To assure these people, we will be posting samples soon, so that they can compare & make graphics to their hearts' content. This is the real deal, folks... And one project that we're damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet.

Tracklist:
CD 1
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It’s Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Hound Dog
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. A Big Hunk O’ Love
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Suspicious Minds
16. Love Me Tender
17. Band Introductions
18. For The Good Times
19. An American Trilogy
20. Burning Love
21. Release Me
22. Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love
24. Closing Vamp
CD 2
01. Johnny B. Goode (takes 1 - 3)
02. Always On My Mind (rehearsal, with extra dialogue)
03. Separate Ways (takes 1 & 2, with extra dialogue)
04. Time Has Made A Change In Me (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps)
05. I Should Have Been Crucified (J. D, Sumner & The Stamps)
06. I John
07. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run
08. Lead Me, Guide Me
09. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee
10. Sweet Sweet Spirit (rehearsal, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps)
11. When It's My Time (Bill Baize & The Stamps)
12. All Shook Up (April 9, 1972)
13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (April 9, 1972)

6/07/2018

3764 - THE FINAL RECORDINGS

1 CD CMT/STAR DIGIPACK

Includes all tracks from both "Elvis Presley Boulevard" and "Moody Blue" 
 
He'll Have To Go has been remade into a very different sounding track, it starts of with Elvis singing "He'll Have to Ho" James throws in a lick, and then our man bursts into "Put your sweet lips...." 
"Love Coming Down" has been extended but there are no repeatable parts. 
"Danny Boy" has been spliced with the live version, and America starts and ends with short studio parts, filled with a live version, also recorded in Memphis!
Named above are only a few highlights, fans of the series know what to expect and will not be dissapointed by this latest adition. Don't spend money on cheap rip off versions, be sure to support the team that does the hard work so you can enjoy them at home.
 
Beautiful artwork matching the original release.
 
Hurt - Spliced take 1,2
Never Again   - Spliced take  8,7,4,5,4
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  - Spliced take 1,2,5
Danny Boy  - Spliced take 5/Live June 1, 1976
The Last Farewell  - Spliced take 5,3 undubbed masters *
For the Heart  - Spliced take 4b,5,b,5a
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Alternate Master
Solitaire   - Spliced take 1,2,1,8
Love Coming Down  - Spliced take  2,4 extended
Ill Never Fall in Love Again - Spliced take 2,1,2,4
He'll Have to Go - Alternate Master 
Way Down - Alternate Master * 
Pledging My Love - Spliced take 2,5,1,3 
Moody Blue - Spliced Live; 02/20/77-02/21/77 
She Think's I Still Care - Spliced take 9,7 ,10  
It's Easy For You - Spliced take 3,4,2
America - Live, Memphis Tennessee 07/05/76 *

DON'T MESS AROUND WITH ME...I'M EVIL

1 CD CMT/STAR

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis legendary "Comeback Special" .
Since the performances can not be beaten, the best thing for us to do would be to present them in the same way as they were recorded... but since that has been done over and over (and over and over) CMT is proud to present this STAR production , which is the best release containing  the 1968 recordings.....in 50 years!!
Much time and effort went into this release, some live tracks have been "spliced" from different shows, some studio tracks have been re-created and sound breathtaking!
The live tracks are blended very cool, so you get the feeling you are listening to a complete show.

Probably THE highlight is the "complete" version of Trouble/Guitar Man, cool edits make this work very well and makes the track even more "Evil" 
Some tracks have been shortened to make it a different listning experience, "That's All Right" for example is presented just like the original 1954 version, with no repeating versus and chorus.
"Let Yourself Go" has been spliced with the instrumental version and sounds very different. The "Gospel" segment has been re-created from scratch containing clever splices to make it sound just like the original version, only different ..."Blue Suede Shoes" (Stand up) has been re-edited and kicks some serious a.....
Throw in some more spliced takes , a rare rehearsal version of Blue Moon of Kentucky (spliced) and some cool live edits, turn up to volume and enjoy this excellent release

Presented in a six panel digipack, limited to 500 copies.

Tracklist
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Rehearsal
Band Warming Up
Trouble/Guitar Man - Alternate Extended Master
That's All Right - Spliced version 
Heartbreak Hotel 
Hound Dog 
All Shook Up
Jailhouse Rock
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes - Alternate Master
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Spliced version
Trying To Get To You
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Can't Help Falling in Love
It Hurts Me Section 4 part 1, take 1/Section 1 take 1 
If I Can Dream - take 1
Let Yourself Go - Alternate Master  
Nothingville Evil Section 1  take 1
Guitar Man Evil Section 1, take 10
Big Boss Man Escape Section 3 take 1
Guitar Man Section 2, take 1
Little Egypt Section 2 , take 1
Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
Tiger Man
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Alternate Master
One Night
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherles Child - take 1
Where Could I Go But To The Lord - take 1
Up Above My Head - spliced take 4,7
Saved - Alternate Master
Memories - Alternate Master

5/27/2018

FROM THE BEGINNING


ELVIS – FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END (2-CD DIGIPACK LONGBOX, 6 COVER VARIATIONS, LIMITED TO 70 PER COVER)  

1-SIX VARIATIONS EDITION 70 COPIES X6 .

this new double set will be housed  in a deluxe long digipack (25X14 CM) , containing a 6 pages of foldout booklet!!!!! with focus and details on the September tour including a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x27 cm size and a bonus high glossy 300 grams card ( two different).
All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed.


ELVIS – FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END (2-CD DIGIPACK LONGBOX, DELUXE EDITION, TWO DIFFERENT SLEEVES, LIMITED TO 40 PER SLEEVE)  

2- DELUXE EDITION  80  COPIES EXCLUSIVE NUMBERED, WITH LARGE ART GLOSSY STICKER  !!TWO DIFFERENT ART STICKERS!!!
- EXCLUSIVE A/4 SIZE DIGIPACK
- TWO VARIATIONS OF SLEEVE 40+40 COPIES
- EXCLUSIVE PERSONALIZED NOTEBOOK WITH SILK-SCREEN PRINTING LOGO&PICTURE IN THE FRONT COVER, A/5 SIZE 100 WHITE PAGES.
- EXCLUSIVE PERSONALIZED TOTE BAG .
- EXCLUSIVE POSTER HIGH GLOSSY 135 GRAM  ( 48x28 cm)
- EXCLUSIVE INSIDE FOUR PAGE FOLD OUT SLEEVE in high glossy paper of 300 gram, HAND NUMBERED

All the copies will come hand numbered and  individually sealed.


My problem with the SR label is obviously the sound quality of their products. With a few exceptions they all are worthless to listen to. Very bad audience recordings are released from time to time. So I guess that this label has no choice to release its CD's/LP's in gorgeous packaging.