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Four New Camden-Type Bootlegs: Not from any named lable the publicity notes,, "Memories .. Pressed between the pages of my mind..." Out now on silver pressed CD (not CDR!) in beautiful sealed cardsleeves, a great collection of classic Camden / RCA albums. 
From 1968 to 1975, RCA Camden issued a series of compilation albums. This output primarily consisted of repackagings of Presley's 1960s-era movie soundtrack recordings.
These albums were very succesful, due to the low budget price and the great gatefold album sleeves.
For many (young) fans these albums were their introduction to the music of Elvis Presley. Although these albums did not always contained the very best of Elvis’ recordings, the Camden albums taught many customers one valuable lesson: you may find gold, when you least expect it!
"The Elvis Presley Collection’’ contained 3 volumes. These albums are among the best known Camden releases. And finally, if only for nostalgic reasons, they are released on shiny silver CD.
Looking like miniature vinyl albums, these releases will bring back many of the happy memories from the good ol’ days.
They come sealed and include some special bonus tracks. More for you money !! Note - Available as a Limited Edition of 400 copies!
(EIN notes that as there is nothing new here, can 400 fans really need these?) 
The Elvis Presley Collection Vol.1 (1-Cd Digipack)
1. You'll Never Walk Alone
2. Who am I?
3. Let Us Pray
4. Peace In The Valley
5. We Call On Him
6. I Believe
7. It Is No Secret
8. Sing You Children
9. Take My Hand Precious Lord
10. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
11. Down By The Riverside & When The Saints Go Marching In
12. They Remind Me Too Much Of You
13. Confidence
14. Frankie & Johnny
15. Guitar Man
16. Long Legged Girl
17. You Don't Know Me
18. How Would You Like To Be
19. Big Boss Man
20. Old Macdonald
BONUS:
21. Swing Down Sweet Chariot ( 1968 overdubbed master )
22. You Don’t Know Me ( movie version )
23. Guitar man ( re-recording )
24. Sing You Children ( take 18 – 19 )
25. Who Am I ? ( undubbed master )
26. We Call On Him ( take 3 )
27. How Would You Like To Be ( movie version )
The Elvis Presley Collection Vol.2 (1-Cd Digipack)
1. Separate Ways
2. Sentimental Me
3. In My Way
4. I Met Her Today
5. What Now, What Next, Where To
6. Always On My Mind
7. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
8. Is It So Strange
9. Forget Me Never
10. Old Shep
11. C'mon Everybody
12. A Whistling Tune
13. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
14. I Love Only One Girl
15. Easy Come, Easy Go
16. Santa Lucia
17. Tonight Is So Right For Love
18. Guadalajara
19. Angel
20. A Little Less Conversation
21. Follow That Dream
22. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)
BONUS:
23. Separate Ways ( Take 25 )
24. Always On My Mind ( Unedited Overdub Master )
25. I Met Her Today ( Take 6 )
26. C’mon Everybody ( Movie Version Takes 6 – 7 )
27. Long Legged Girl ( Alternate Master )
28. A Little Less Conversation ( Take 10 )

Elvis Blue (1-Cd Digipack)
"Elvis Blue’’ was a 1983 19-track LP, with a beautiful painted Elvis portrait on the front sleeve. As the title suggests all tracks on this album had the word ‘Blue’ in it.
It was released on the Australian Starcall label. The album was a great success, but it was never released on silver pressed CD. Until now !
Housed in sealed cardsleeve, this is a stunning miniature vinyl-look CD release, that also includes some special bonus tracks !

1. Blue Moon
2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
3. Milkcow Blues Boogie
4. Blue Suede Shoes
5. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
6. Mean Woman Blues
7. Blueberry Hill
8. Blue Christmas
9. A Mess Of Blues
10. GI Blues
11. Blue Hawaii
12. Beach Boy Blues
13. Something Blue
14. Blue River
15. Indescribably Blue
16. Steamroller Blues
17. Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues
18. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
19. Moody Blue
BONUS:
20. Blue Suede Shoes ( 1960 movie version )
21. Blue Hawaii ( 1973 – take 2 )
22. Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues ( unedited string overdub master )
23. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ( take 2 )
24. Moody Blue ( take 3 )
25. (Blue) Spanish Eyes

The Elvis Presley Collection Vol.3 (1-Cd Digipack) 
1. What Every Woman Lives For
2. Please Don't Stop Loving Me
3. Change Of Habit
4. Come Along
5. Shout It Out
6. Beginner's Luck
7. Clean Up Your Own Back Yard
8. Rubberneckin'
9. Edge Of Reality
10. Petunia the Gardener's Daughter
11. Hard Luck
12. Have A Happy
13. Flaming Star
14. Wonderful World
15. Light Life
16. All I Needed Was The Rain
17. Too Much Monkey Business
18. Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas
19. She's A Machine
20. Do The Vega
21. Tiger Man
22. Please Don’t Stop Loving Me ( take 9 )
23. Edge Of Reality ( take 6 )
24. Petunia The Gardener’s Daughter ( take 1 )
25. Wonderful World ( take 7 – movie version )
26. Night Life ( take 3 )
27. She’s A Machine ( take 14 )
28. Too Much Monkey Business ( re-recording )

'The Man From Memphis' New Import CD: Coming soon is the 6th and last volume of Straight Arrow's "From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes“ series - a double-digipak CD release, called "The Man From Memphis", featuring theLake Tahoe May 13th 3am 1973 and Portland, November 26th, 1976 shows.
Every great story have its beginning and the end. With this special release, we conclude our „Rick Rennie recordings“ series. We are delighted with the good feedback and excellent reviews that this series has received thus far. And it has been a pleasure to give Rick's recordings new life, attention and care that they deserve.
Technically, Lake Tahoe show is one of Rick's finest recordings. Yes we are aware that FTD label released a soundboard of this highly unusual concert back in 2003, but we feel that this tape is very much listenable and definitely more atmospheric, compared with rather sterile soundboard that they put out. Additionally, Rick's recording captured moments from this show that are not on the soundboard, including the reprise of the 2001 Theme and the second Closing vamp.
The Portland '76 show was the last one captured by Rick. A lot had happened in the three years between the shows on this release, but the Portland concert is actually a pretty decent one for the time. Elvis had lost some weight since the previous tour, he was in good voice, and he seemed a little more upbeat at these shows, though he still looked tired in photos.
Without guys like Rick Rennie, we would be missing many interesting pieces of the Elvis story. Rick had the foresight to capture the excitement of Elvis in concert, and his body of work deserves a place in the collection of every serious Elvis scholar.
As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak edition is limited to 500 copies
Tracklist:
CD1 – Sunday, May 13th, 1973 3am, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra #1 - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Love Me - 08. Blue Suede Shoes - 09. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Shake Rattle & Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 10. My Way - 11. Hound Dog - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. I'll Remember You - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away - 19. It's Over - 20. Release Me - 21. Faded Love - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp #1 - 24. Also Sprach Zarathustra #2 - 25. Closing Vamp #2 / Announcements.
CD2 – Friday, November 26th, 1976, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. It's Now Or Never - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America (The Beautiful) - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 27. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 28. Funny How Times Slip Away - 29. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 30. Blue Christmas - 31. That's All Right - 32. Can't Help Falling In Love - 33. Closing Vamp.

Elvis In Fine Form' New Import CD: Out soon is the new CD from the E.P. Collector label 'In Fine Form' from Las Vegas, NV, February 9th, 1973 Midnight show.
It's not often that a totally "unknown" concert recording turns up, so we are rather pleased to be able to release this unreleased audience-recorded tape for collectors worldwide. And a rather nice one it is too, with EP in fine form and presenting a more solid and vocally satisfying show than at some of the other shows from this engagement. This tape, recorded during the February 9th, 1973 midnight show, it's very good-sounding recording, and Elvis' strong, no-nonsense delivery that night makes this release a worthwhile addition to your collection!
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with some less-known, cool images taken on January 14, 1973, in Hawaii.
EIN notes that this is a never before heard show (even as a CDR) - but as an audience recording we have yet to check the quality.Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp.
Running time: 45:55

USPS Announces New Elvis Stamp & Exclusive CD: The US Postal Service has confirmed the new Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp today and joined with Sony Music’s RCA/Legacy Recordings in announcing the upcoming debut of an exclusive 'Greatest Hits' CD titled"ELVIS FOREVER". The CD includes 'If I Can Dream' "as you’ve never heard it before" taken from the new September 2015 CD Sony release with Elvis remixed along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and other special guests.
The CD will be available online and in select US Post Offices from August 12 — on the same day as the Elvis Presley stamp dedication ceremony.
Priscilla Presley will join Postmaster General Megan Brennan in dedicating the stamp on the morning of Aug. 12 at Graceland in Memphis as part of this year’s Elvis Week celebration. 
The exclusive CD features 17 of Elvis' greatest hits along with the newly remixed "If I Can Dream".
Launched in 2013, the Music Icons series consists of beloved musicians whose blend of sound and way of life broke musical boundaries. The first inductees were Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
The Postal Service previously honoured Presley on a stamp in 1993. The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum calls that stamp the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time. 
This stamp features a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken by William Speer. In the bottom left corner, between the words "Forever" and "USA," is a small gold crown, a nod to Presley’s nickname, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Presley’s signature, in gold ink, also is featured along the right side of the stamp.
The square stamp pane resembles a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes 16 stamps while the image of a sliver of a record seems to peek out of the top of the sleeve.
An image of Presley performing was shot by photographer Alfred Wertheimer and the logo for the Music Icons series appear on the reverse side of the stamp pane. 
Click here to US POST to preorder on-line. 
The stamp is available in various forms including a first day issue letter.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Giving You All I Got' New Import: The new release from the "SR" label 'Giving You All I Got' features an unreleased AUDIENCE recordingfrom Las Vegas August 10, 1972 MS. This will be the second volume dedicated to the August 1972 Vegas season and it will see the light at the begin of September.
EIN Notes again that this performance has previously been released as a CDR. Super-collector Ciscoking confirms that the audio quality is "so-so throughout".
The publicity notes,, SR concentrates on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 10th midnight show, a great show from one of the best Las Vegas season,... Elvis' love and joy in the singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it. After an incredible June tour with the four historical New York performances…Elvis is back in Las Vegas for the classic Summer Season…. The seventh season presents maybe for the last time Elvis at his best. 
This AUDIENCE recording is excellent considering the early
 Vegas 
Season. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and delivering it at the right speed.
Housed in a special large digipack 7" with inside a six page booklet & poster +bonus card each one sealed individually. This new CD will be accompanied with a bonus EP vinyl 33 rpm speed including four songs from the show.
Go HERE to 'All The CD News 2015' for tracklisting and more details. 
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Tour Promoter Jerry Weintraub Dead Aged 77:Elvis' tour promoter and Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Weintraub, died Monday of heart failure in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77.
Weintraub who got the Ocean's Eleven franchise to the big screen had been in poor health recently. His recent project was executive-producer on the the war-and-politics satire The Brink, for HBO. He was a three-time Emmy winner, his most recent two coming in 2013 for the Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra'.
It was Weintraub who booked Elvis into Madison Square Gardens in 1972. (Weintraub far left in Photo) 
He noted, "When I was 26, I started with $500, and $500 was a stretch at the time. I had Elvis and we started a tour in Miami Beach and we ended in San Diego. When I got to San Diego, I walked into the venue and my accountants came over and said: ‘Do you know how much money you’ve made on this tour?’ I
said, ‘No, I have no idea, I just know we’ve been sold out of all the sessions we’re doing and everything’s great.’ And they said, ‘Well, you have $3-million in the bank.’ I said, ‘I have what? ... That’s not possible.’
I remember pulling back the curtain from backstage and I looked at all the people in the arena, 20,000 people, and it hit me. I said to myself, ‘My God, my life is never going to be the same. It’s changed. I got it. I did it.’ ................ (Right with George Clooney and Matt Damon)
Elvis was a total original. I grew up on his music and I loved him and it was like a bolt from heaven and I knew my life would never be the same. It was that moment, it was that defining moment. In most successful peoples lives, there is a moment that just happens and I knew it was gonna be like that.

In 1972 I booked Elvis in New York. It was 4 shows - four shows, that's 80,000 people for a music star. They came and slept outside Madison Square Garden for two weeks to get tickets. They slept. They brought beds. They brought cots. They brought bed roles. It was amazing. And that had never been done before. Nobody had done it - but I did it with Elvis."
The New York-born exec got his start as a music manager and promoter, at one time working for John Denver and promoting concerts for the likes of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond and Led Zeppelin.
In 2007, he had his hand and footprints immortalized in cement at what is now Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre alongside Ocean's Eleven stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
In Marty Lacker's opinion he should have taken over as Elvis' manager.
"Unfortunately Elvis because of not really knowing about the business side of entertainment didn't confront Col Parker. In truth there were a number of other honest, good people out there who would have been a better manager and thought of Elvis' well being more. Jerry Weintraub the guy who ran Elvis' tours in the 70's was one of them." --  Marty
At Elvis' funeral it was also Jerry Weintraub who broke up a ridiculous and disrespectful debate between Vernon and Col Parker.
He noted that at Elvis' funeral both his father Vernon, and manager Col. Tom Parker, were arguing about whether it was appropriate to sell Elvis-themed mementos to mourners in the street.
Weintraub relates, "I got between them and said something like, 'What's wrong with you guys? The body's in the next room. We're about to leave for the funeral. Have some respect.'
"What a bizarre moment, the entire world gathered around the house in tears, and in a room in the house, the old man and the Colonel arguing about T-shirts."

Jerry Weintraub RIP
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Uniondale Hysteria,Final Day

Out now is the third volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This third and final cd is entitled UNIONDALE HYSTERIA,Final Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this last day Elvis delivery a solid show….. replacing the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art them for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the nail studded jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt far better respect the previous two shows. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show. Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific shot from Elvis leaving the hotel for the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino&Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day the status of UNIQUE.


Don’t miss it!!!!Collect Them All!!!

Track list:

As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. I’m Leaving 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. What Now My Love 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I’ll Remember You 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. An American Trilogy 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 
time 55,00 min. 

'Elvis’ Golden Records' New FTD Classic Album: FTD have announced a new July 2015 Classic Album release. 
With U.S. sales of more than six million, and an even higher figure for rest of world, Elvis’ Golden Records is Elvis’ biggest selling album except for his 1970 budget album Elvis’ Christmas Album. It was complied from eight #1 A-sides, along with five B-sides and the track "Love Me" from his second LP ELVIS. Collectively they represent more than 20 million singles sold in the USA alone, resulting in 17x platinum certifications. Elvis' best-selling EP ELVIS (EPA 992) sold more than one million copies in the USA and was RIAA certified double platinum. For this FTD release we have added four songs that easily could have been included; "Blue Suede Shoes," "My Baby Left Me," "I Was The One" and "Playing For Keeps." Additionally, stereo versions available in RCA’s vault are added of four songs from the album. Unfortunately, most of the outtakes from the sessions that produced these songs have been lost, so the bonus discincludes all the outtakes of four songs recorded during the period in January 1957.
Also includes "The Stereo and Binaural Hits" with 'Treat Me Nice'(undubbed movie master) Previously unreleassed in binaural plus 

'That's When Your Heartaches Begin' (splice of takes 7/M & 6) Previously unreleased edit.
The second CD features "The Binaural Session Tapes" many tracks we know from "Stereo '57" 

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisMatters/ElvisInfoNet)

DISC 1 -ORIGINAL ALBUM 
1 Hound Dog
2 Loving You
3 All Shook Up
4 Heartbreak Hotel
5 Jailhouse Rock
6 Love Me
7 Too Much
8 Don't Be Cruel
9 That's When Your Heartaches Begin
10 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
11 Love Me Tender
12 Treat Me Nice 
13 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
14 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
BONUS SONGS
15 My Baby Left Me
16 Playing For Keeps
17 Blue Suede Shoes
18 I Was The One
The Stereo and Binaural Hits
19 Jailhouse Rock
20 Love Me Tender
21 Treat Me Nice - undubbed movie master - Previously unreleassed in binaural
22 Loving You - KX take 8
23 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - splice of takes 7/M & 6 - Previously unreleased edit

DISC 2 -The Binaural Session Tapes
1 Mean Woman Blues - take 14/M
2 Blueberry Hill - takes 1-2
3 Blueberry Hill - take 3
4 Blueberry Hill - takes 4-7
5 Blueberry Hill - take 8
6 Blueberry Hill - take 9/M
7 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - take 1
8 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - take 2
9 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - takes 3-6
10 That's When Your Heartaches Begin - takes 7-13 
11 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - takes 1-2
12 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - takes 3-7
13 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - takes 8-13
14 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - take 14
15 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - take 15/M
16 I Beg Of You - take 1
17 I Beg Of You - takes 2-5
18 I Beg Of You - take 6
19 I Beg Of You - takes 7-11
20 I Beg Of You - take 12/M

 

 

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ELVIS GOLDEN RECORDS: Mid July FTD 2 CD RELEASE
To pre-order:
With U.S. sales of more than six million, and an even higher figure for rest of world, ELVIS’ GOLDEN RECORDS is Elvis’ biggest selling album except for his 1970 budget album ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM. It was complied from eight #1 A-sides, along with five B-sides and the track “Love Me” from his second LP ELVIS. Collectively they represent more than 20 million singles sold in the USA alone, resulting in 17x platinum certifications. Elvis' best-selling EP ELVIS (EPA 992) sold more than one million copies in the USA and was RIAA certified double platinum. For this FTD release we have added four songs that easily could have been included; “Blue Suede Shoes,” “My Baby Left Me,” “I Was The One” and “Playing For Keeps.” Additionally, stereo versions available in RCA’s vault are added of four songs from the album. Unfortunately, most of the outtakes from the sessions that produced these songs have been lost, so the bonus disc includes all the outtakes of four songs recorded during the period in January 1957

One Week In August 1972

The label Rock Legends will release soon the double CD set '' One Week In August 1972 ''. Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and pleasure. He added new songs into his repertoire such as '' What Now My Love '' , '' My Way '' and went back into his post-army days with '' Fever '' who will become a favorite for many fans at that time . The first CD features the opening show of August 4, 1972 recorded from the audience and in great quality for such recordings, certainly one of the best sounding audience from that year. The original tape is missing a few songs and those were replaced with the songs from the first concert of the second night and extra bonus tracks from that dinner show, including his first live version of '' Fever ''. The sound of these audience recordings were remastered from the original recordings for the best quality possible.

The line-up songs of the opening night gave a very different and dynamic performance with '' A Big Hunk 'O Love '' as the second number followed by '' Never Been To Spain ''. '' Mystery Train / Tiger Man '' took the spot of '' Polk Salad Annie '' that night ( not performed ) and the medley part of the show was of great quality and sung with sincerity. His two new ballads were also added and '' My Babe '' made a comeback into the show replacing '' Suspicious Minds '', but unfortunately only for his opening show. '' An American Trilogy '' was the show stopper of this season and often performed before the closing number.

A week later at the August 12, 1972 M.S. was still in control and has changed a bit the line up and went back to what would become his standard, however since his opening he added some songs performed that year like '' For The Good Times '' and '' Until It's Time For You To Go '', a few others just made it back into the show ; Polk Salad Annie, Suspicious Minds, I Got A Woman / Amen and Proud Mary. This second CD features a show of excellent quality and recorded from the soundboard.

Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week of August 1972 in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.

CD #1 August 4, 1972 O.S.
Tracks : 
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3 -A Big Hunk 'O Love 4- Never Been To Spain 5- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 6- Love Me Tender 7- Mystery Train / Tiger Man 8- What Now My Love ** 9- Love Me 10- 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 ** 17 - My Babe 18- An American Trilogy * 19- Elvis introduces Sammy Davis Jr. 20- Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp 
Bonus tracks : 
21- Polk Salad Annie 22- What Now My Love 23- Fever ** 24- A Big Hunk 'O Love 25- Suspicious Minds

CD #2 August 12, 1972 M.S. 
Tracks : 
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4- Proud Mary 5- Never Been To Spain 6- Until It's Time For You To Go 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8- Polk Salad Annie 9- What Now My Love ( with false start ) 10- Fever 11- Love Me 12- Blue Suede Shoes 13- One Night 14- All Shook Up 15- ( Let Me Be Your ) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 16 - Heartbreak Hotel 17- Hound Dog 18- For The Good Times 19- Suspicious Minds 20- Band introductions 21- My Way 22- An American Trilogy 23- A Big Hunk 'O Love 24 -Tiger Man ( opening only ) 25- Can't Help Falling In Love 26- Closing vamp 
Tracks 23-26 recorded on August 11, 1972 dinner show

Elvis '65 & Something Blue

‘’ ELVIS ‘65 ‘’ - RCA 10th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM ( ‘’ ELVIS FOR EVERYONE’’ ALTERNATE ALBUM )
1965 celebrated the 10th anniversary of Elvis signing to RCA in November 1955. RCA released an ‘anniversary album’ with contained many , for that time, unreleased tracks and 1 overdubbed SUN recording. The album was titled ‘Elvis For Everyone ‘. “Elvis For Everyone!” was available at different countries around the world like in Italy where it was called “Elvis ´65” with the same track listing. So, the tracklist had nothing to do with Elvis’ 1965 recordings.

This stunning new ‘’ ELVIS ‘65 ‘’ digipack release contains 20 of the best outtakes and alternate versions of Elvis’ 1965 single releases and studio recordings. Although 1965 saw probably one of Elvis’ weakest recordings output, these 20 tracks show that he could still deliver the goods. It’s a truly enjoyable CD release !!

blue river – original album version wisdom of the ages – take 9 everybody come aboard – take 10 tomorrow night – overdub version, correct speed you’ll be gone – take 1 sand castles – take 8 do the clam – movie version please don’t stop loving me – take 18 datin’ – alternate mix i’m yours – take 2 frankie and johnny – take 1 so close, yet so far – take 4 long lonely highway – single master crying in the chapel – take 3 puppet on a string – take 7 kismet – take 4 easy question – take 3 this is my heaven – take 4 beginner’s luck – master with additional intro harem holiday – take 2

‘’ SOMETHING BLUE – LOVE BALLADS OF THE SIXTIES ‘’

A really beautiful release with a stunning cover, containing 28 hard to find outtakes of some Elvis’ best ballads, recorded in the sixties. The ultimate Elvis LOVE collection. Most tracks are unreleased in this form !! Some highlights are the hard to find version of It Hurts Me without the backing vocals, the original mono version of Home Is Where The Heart Is, the original album mix of Let’s Forget About The Stars and the master of What Now, What Next, Where To including the studio count- in.

something blue – take 6 pocketful of rainbows – take 3 it hurts me – without backing vocals thrill of your love – take 2 she’s not you – take 2 doin’ the best i can – take 9 angel – take 6 love me tonight – take 4 can’t help falling in love – take 26 please don’t stop loving me – take 10 today, tomorrow and forever – take 4 home is where the heart is – original mono i met her today – take 6 the girl i never loved – take 11 that’s someone you never forget – take 7 love letters – take 7 are you lonesome tonight – take 2 fame and fortune – take 9 i’ll remember you – vocal overdub anything that’s part of you – take 7 they remind me too much of you – take 7 what now, what next, where too – master incl. count in there’s always me – take 9 indescribably blue – vocal overdub i need somebody to lean on – take 8 startin’ today – take 2 almost – strings overdub let’s forget about the stars – album mix 

Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day' New Import CD: The MxF label will doon release the third volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This third and final cd is entitled 'Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day', featuring the Uniondale, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM Show. 
The publicity notes..... The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this last day Elvis delivery a solid show….. replacing the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with the gospel How Great Thou Art them for the rest is the classic songs line up of the tour……. On stage is an impressive figure in the nail studded jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show. 

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound is very good really impressive without doubt far better respect the previous two shows. We are very proud to give you the opportunity listening with pleasure this solid show.Considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall the audio is incredibly good.. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert. 
Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific shot from Elvis leaving the hotel for the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour. 
The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Final Day the status of unique.


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Track list: - As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 24, 1973 8.30 PM 
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Rock Medley 10. I’m Leaving 11. How Great Thou Art 12. Hound Dog 13. Fever 14. What Now My Love 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. I’ll Remember You 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. An American Trilogy 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love 
Total 55 min.

'Elvis – 827 Thomas Street' New Import box-set: It is unbelievable how many times the bootleggers try and re-cycle Elvis' magnificent 1969 Memphis sessions.  Can collectors really not have bought it all before though previous releases?

This new 5-CD box-set tries the new addition of using the RCA "The Memphis Record' alternate mixes.

The publicity notes...  "This is very limited .. full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. The perfect set to accompany your FTD '69 releases!

As a bonus there is a newly remastered version of 'The Memphis Record' this great album contained alternate mixes and some of the best versions ever heard. Get it while you can and get back to 1969."


(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

disc 1
01 after loving you / unedited master take 4 02 in the ghetto / take 5,6,7 03 if I’m a fool (for loving you) / take 4,5 04 if I’m a fool (for loving you) / unedited undubbed master take 9 05 hey jude / take 6 + undubbed master take 7 06 long black limousine / take 1,2 07 I’m movin’ on / fully overdubbed take 2 08 inherit the wind / fully overdubbed vocal overdub #2 09 from a jack to a king / take 4 (incl false starts) 10 long black limousine / take 3,4,5 11 long black limousine / vocal repair master take 9 12 only the strong survive / rehearsal, take 2,3 13 rubberneckin’/ partially overdubbed take 2 14 in the ghetto / take 8,9,10 15 in the ghetto / partially overdubbed master take 22 16 from a jack to a king / undubbed unrepaired master take 5 17 only the strong survive / take 4 (incl false starts) 18 true love travels on a gravel road / take 8,9 19 true love travels on a gravel road / take 3 
disc2
01 and the grass won’t pay no mind / take 4 02 and the grass won’t pay no mind / unrepaired undubbed master take 6 03 kentucky rain / take 4, 9 (incl false starts) 04 do you know who I am? / take 2 (incl false starts) 05 any day now / take 3 (incl false starts) 06 gentle on my mind / vocal overdub master take 3 07 any day now / unrepaired undubbed master take 6 08 only the strong survive / take 7,8 (incl false starts) 09 only the strong survive / take 11 10 true love travels on a gravel road / take 5 11 wearin’that loved on look / take 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 12 wearin’that loved on look / take 11 13 wearin’that loved on look / draft tape mix 14 a little bit of green / unedited unrepaired master take 3 15 this is the story / take 1, partially overdubbed master take 2 16 don’t cry daddy / acetate version 17 inherit the wind / partially overdubbed draft tape composite 18 suspicious minds / partially overdubbed master take 8 19 it’s my way-this time-i can’t stop loving you / jam 
disc3
01 do you know who i am? / take 6,7 (unrepaired undubbed master) 02 you’ll think of me / take 14 03 only the strong survive / take 5,6 (incl false starts) 04 my little friend / unedited undubbed master 05 who am I? / undubbed master take 1 06 without love / undubbed master take 5 07 it keeps right on a-hurtin’/ undubbed master take 3 (incl false starts) 08 mama liked the roses / harmony vocal overdub master 09 power of my love / take 4 (incl false starts) 10 power of my love / take 5,6a,6b 11 stranger in my own home town / unedited undubbed master 12 i’ll be there / alt. master #6 with excessive vocal echo 13 the fair’s moving on / vocal overdubbed master take 1 14 gentle on my mind / vocal overdubbed master (organ mix version) 15 suspicious minds / extended master without fade 16 in the ghetto / partially overdubbed master take 22 (unrepaired vocal) 17 poor man’s gold / take 1 with vocal overdub 
disc4
01 in the ghetto / live august 21 1969 (ms) 02 suspicious minds / live august 21 1969 (ms) 03 hey jude / live august 24 1969 (ms) 04 inherit the wind / live august 26 1969 (ds) 05 rubberneckin’/ live august 26 1969 (ms) 06 this is the story / live august 26 1969 (ms) 07 true love travels on a gravel road / live january 26 1970 08 kentucky rain / live february 23 1970 (cs) 09 don’t cry daddy / live february 23 1970 (cs) 10 after loving you / home recording february 1966 11 memory revival / instrumental 12 poor man’s gold / instrumental track only 13 come out come out (wherever you are) / complete instrumental jam 
disc5
the memphis record
(this album contains alternate mixes and versions) 01 stranger in my own home town 02 power of my love 03 only the strong survive overdubbed master with backup vocal overdubs 04 any day now 05 suspicious minds 06 long black limousine 07 wearin’that loved on look / vocal replacement overdubbed master 08 i’ll hold you in my heart 09 after loving you 10 rubberneckin’ 11 i’m movin’on / overdubbed take 2 with vocal replacement 12 gentle on my mind 13 true love travels on a gravel road overdubbed master without elvis’ harmony vocal overdub 14 it keeps right on a-hurtin’ 15 you’ll think of me 16 mama liked the roses 17 don’t cry daddy 18 in the ghetto 19 the fair’s moving on 20 inherit the wind / fully overdubbed vocal overdub #1 21 kentucky rain 22 without love 23 who am I?

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Elvis Presley Auction

 

Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, has announced Property From The Life and Career of Elvis Presley as part of their highly anticipated Music Icons Auction event to be held at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square, New York. The collection represents a vast array of personal and professional items detailing the King’s life and career. Presley, who would have been 80 years old this year, remains the most iconic performer of the century with fans from around the world devoted to his memory and legacy.

Collectors and fans will have the opportunity to own a piece of the music icon’s celebrated life, both personal and professional. Amongst the extraordinary is the Elvis Presley TCB Tour Bus. The 1976 MCI Crusader Bus was originally purchased with funds provided by Elvis Presley for his supporting singers, The TCB Band, which was led by early musical influence and dear friend J.D. Sumner. The bus was custom designed and adorned inside and out with the TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) lightning bolt logo which was Elvis’ personal motto. It has nine sleeping berths, seats twelve and the distinction of being driven by Elvis himself. Accompanying the bus are copies of the original $25,000 check provided by Elvis to cover the down payment on the bus. An additional lot contains the original blue prints for the tour bus.

Other highlights of this outstanding collection include: Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock” personnel forms, his personal Stutz Blackhawk with the registration in his name and photographs of The King getting into the car, original blueprints of the TCB Tour Bus, Elvis signed Louisiana Hayride Contract, and an Elvis Presley gifted TLC diamond necklace that he gave to his nurse Letetia Henley Kirk.

Join Julien’s for the live auction at The Hard Rock Caf in Times Square NYC or participate online at julienslive.com on May 15th & 16th, 2015, and take away your piece of music history!

I Am Going To Have To Play The Piano On This

For the first time ever on full cd: - elvis at the piano - out now !!!

From his earliest recordings, Elvis would sit at the studio piano and get in the mood for a session by singing some of the old and great songs. Sometimes he would go to the piano between takes or between songs, perhaps to center himself by returning to his roots. Fans have always greatly enjoyed the survived recordings of Elvis at the piano, although strangely enough a full album of these recordings was never released.

Until now....

Housed in a stunning jewelcase with 8 page full color booklet with great ‘Elvis at the piano’ pics and liner notes, this is a release you simply can’t ignore. 
It has a very limited edition of only 300 copies.

1. Introduction by Elvis / After Loving You ( take 2 ) 2. Old Shep ( take 5 ) 3. ( There’ll Be ) Peace In The Valley ( For Me ) ( take 1 ) 4. Playing For Keeps 5. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ( piano overdub ) 6. The Fool ( home recording, 1959 ) 7. What Now My Love ( home recording, 1966 ) 8. Beyond The Reef ( undubbed master ) 9. If I Loved You ( home recording, 1966 ) 10. You’ll Never Walk Alone ( take 2 ) 11. I’ll Hold You In My Heart ( unedited master ) 12. Blueberry Hill / Lawdy Miss Clawdy ( Live, FEB 23 1970 CS ) 13. I Will Be True ( unedited master ) 14. It’s Still Here ( take 5 ) 15. I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen ( undubbed master ) 16. Rags To Riches ( Live, Pittsburgh, DEC 31, 1976 ) 17. Where No One Stands Alone ( Live, February 16, 1977) 17. Unchained Melody ( Live, Rapid City, June 21, 1977 – undubbed ) 
BONUS - MGM REHEARSAL JULY 15, 1970:
18. How The Web Was Woven / Mona Lisa / My Wish Came True

 

Out Now - Uniondale Hysteria ,Second Day

The MxF label released their second volume of a trilogy dedicated to Elvis’ historical performance at Uniondale Nassau Coliseum. This second cd is entitled Uniondale Hysteria,Second Day, featuring the Uniondale, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM Show.

The June Tour represent the second and last tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. Uniondale is the third step of the tour, in the Nassau coliseum Elvis performs four shows in three days. The show here presented is the third one…The begin of the 1973 presents an Elvis still at the top, no more a rocking singer, He deliveries with enthusiasm the classic repertoire post-72 …...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … the second tour is even better with our man very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together the really dramatic What Now My Love and the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. In this second day Elvis seems more relaxed and even more focused on the songs….. in spite He skips two more recent tunes like I’m leaving and I’ll Remember You, replacing them with two classic from fifties as Heartbreak hotel and All Shook Up the show sounds better …. On stage is an impressive figure in the Fire jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 16.500 lucky people attended at the show.

The show is unreleased and complete, here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was restored trying to remove the background noise trying to let intact the feeling of the concert and overall your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is good, considering it was taped from the audience in a big hall. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during show.. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a 12x12 card, represent a terrific live shot from the show. All the photos come from the Steve Rino & Bob Rush book, Elvis June 1973 tour.

The recording good quality and the superb show give to Uniondale Hysteria, Second Day the status of UNIQUE.

Don’t miss it!!!!

Track list: 
As recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, June 23, 1973 8.00 PM 
01.2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman /Amen 04.Love Me Tender (+ 1 false start) 05.Steamroller Blues 06.You Gave Me A Mountain 07.Love Me 08.Blue Suede Shoes 09.Rock Medley 10.Heartbreak Hotel 11.Bridge Over Troubled Water 12.Fever 13.Hound Dog 14.What Now My Love 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Band Introductions 17.All Shook Up 18.I Can’t Stop Loving You 19.An American Trilogy 20.A Big Hunk Of Love 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love 22.Closing Vamp/Announcement 
time 52,00 min.

'Bicentennial Superstar Elvis Vol. 2' New Import CD: TNT Records also announce (again with a little help from our friends at “Audionics”) Volume 2 of our very well received series “Bicentennial Superstar” from Elvis' concert Oct 20 1976, South Bend. It is going to be presented in our usual high quality standard. The recording is taken straight from the soundboard and there is a 16-page booklet containing all the information you need to know.
Although the “King” at least tried to get back in shape when Elvis stepped on stage looking not too good. Nevertheless, the shows in October of 76 had their moments. Elvis changed his setlist from the months before slightly and for example put back a more than welcome “Steamroller Blues” into it. He did at least what he had to do: Making his many fans happy. The show we are presenting on this release took place on Oct. 20, so Elvis was right in the middle of the tour. Sit back and enjoy experiencing Elvis in autumn of 76 singing some very good versions of songs like “Steamroller Blues”, “Help Me” and a still strong “America The Beautiful”!

From Elvis In Murfreesboro' New Import CD: With a little help from our friends at “Audionics” TNT presents Elvis in Murfreesboro / Tennessee May 7th 1975. Here we go with a soundboard recordedconcert that has coincidently its 10th year anniversary related to its first release on – you guessed it – Audionics. For this new release the guys from “Audionics” have remastered their 2005 Version and out comes a significantly better sound – you will like it! The concert is COMPLETE and this is rare (if not unique!) for an SB recording from April/May 75.
When Elvis was ready for his April/May 1975 tour it was already clear that it would be another big success in his career. Already on the second station of the tour Jacksonville Journal Staff Writer Sandy Strickland wrote in her article titled “Elvis Presley (Sigh) Is Here!” that “One woman threatened suicide", “Elvis is in town”.
Take your time and read the full article within the 16 page booklet that accompanies the release. Enjoy Elvis in his last concert from the above mentioned tour. The “Closing Show” can easily be called a fine performance from a seemingly relaxed entertainer

'Elvis Opening Night 1975' New Import: The AudiRec label announces a brand new CD. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from March 18, 1975 – well known as the “Opening Night”for Elvis´ March/April Las Vegas 75 Season.
Elvis hadn't worked in five months when he came back to Las Vegas in March 1975 and although he carried a lot of uncomfortable weight inside his stage clothing, his spirits were higher than they´d been at the start of a Las Vegas engagement in years. If you take a close look to the setlists of this engagement, it shows that Elvis put in really lots of contemporary songs instead of his own “Oldies”. For instance, Opening Night delivered just two songs from the '50s (“Love Me” and “I Got A Woman”). Compared to setlists from the years before this new one was full of good choices. For us listeners of today it is even more: It's GREAT to hear Elvis doing so many well-performed songs!
Expect a fine, decent CD Set containing a great show and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Accompanied by a 16-page booklet . Limited to only 300 copies.

Elvis Complete 19856-1962 Albums: "Valentine Records" (H´ART) announced an 8 CD box "Elvis: Complete 1956 - 1962 Albums" with a 20 page booklet for April 2, 2015.

CD 1: Blue Suede Shoes - I´m Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One-Sided Love Affair - Just Because - Tutti Frutti - Trying To Get To You - I´m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry - I´ll Never Let You Go - Blue Moon - Money Honey - Rip It Up - Love Me - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Long Tall Sally - First In Line - Paralyzed - So Glad You´re Mine - Old Shep - Ready Teddy - Anyplace In Paradise - How´s The World Treating You - How Do You Think I Fell

CD 2: Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Young And Beautiful - (You´re So Square) Baby I Don´t Care - Milkow Blues Boogie - Baby Let´s Play House - Good Rockin´ Tonight - Is It So Strange - We´re Gonna Move - I Want To Be Free - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Make Me Know It - Fever - The Girl Of My Best Friend - I Will Be Home Again - Dirty, Dirty Feeling - The Thrill Of Your Love - Soldier Boy - Such A Night - It Feels So Right - The Girl Next Dort Went A´ Walking - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby

CD 3: King Creole - As Long As I Have You - Hard Headed Women - Trouble - Dixieland Rock - Don´t Ask Me Why - Lover Doll - Crawfish - Young Dreams - Steadfast, Loyal And True - New Orleans - Mean Woman Blues - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You - Got A Lot O´ Livin´ To Do - Lonesome Cowboy - Hot Dog - Party - Blueberry Hill - True Love - Don´t Leave M Now - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - I Need You So - Jailhouse Rock - Treat Me Nice - I Want You Be Free - Don´t Leave Me Now - Young And Beautiful - (You´re So Square) Baby, I Don´t Care - Jailhouse Rock (Movie Version) - Treat Me Nice (Movie Version) - I Want To Be Free (Movie Version) - Don´t Leave Me Now (Movie Version) - Young And Beautiful (Movie Version)

CD 4: Santa Claus Is Back In Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus - I´ll Be Home For Christmas - Blue Christmas - Santa Bring Me My Baby Back - O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Silent Night - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley - I Believe - Take My Hand, Precious Lord - It Is No Secret - His Hand In Mine - I´m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs - In My Father´s House - Milky White Way - Known Only To Him - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Joshua Fit The Battle - He Knows Just What I Need - Swing Down, Sweet Chariot - Mansion Over The Hilltop - If We Never Meet Again - Working On The BuildingCD 5: 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 - Blue Hawaii - Almost Always True - Aloha Oe - No More - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Moonlight Swim - KU-U-I-Po - Ito Eats - Slicin´ Sand - Hawaiian Sunset - Beach Boy Blues - Island Of Love - Hawaiian Wedding Song

CD 6: Hound Dog - Loving You - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - Jailhouse Rock - Love Me - Too Much - Don´t Be Cruel - That´s When Your Heartaches Being - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Love Me Tender - Treat Me Nice - Anyway You Want Me - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - I Need Your Love Tonight - Don´t - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - My Wish Came True - I Got Stung - One Night - A Big Hunk O´ Love - I Beg Of You - (Now And Then There´s) A Fool Such As I - Doncha´ Think It´s Time

CD 7: There´s Always Me - Give Me The Right - It´s A Sin - Sentimental Me - Starting Today - Gently - I´m Comin´ Home - In Your Arms - Put The Blame On Me - Judy - I Want You With Me - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - That´s All Right - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Mystery Train - Playing For Keeps - Poor Boy - My Baby Left Me - I Was The One - Shake, Rattle And Roll - I´m Left, You´re Right, She´s Gone - You´re A Heartbreaker

CD 8: Kiss Me Quick - Just For Old Time Sake - Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - (Such An) Easy Question - Steppin´ Out Of Line - I´m Yours - Something Blue - Suspicion - I Feel Thet I´ve Known You Forever - Night Rider - Fountain Of Love - That´s Someone You Never Forget - Girls! Girls! Girls! - I Don´t Wanne Be Tied - Where Do You Come From - I don´t Want To - We´ll Be Together - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - Earth Boy - Return To Sender - Because Of Love Thanks To The Rolling Sea - Song Of The Shrimp - The Walls Have Ears - We´re Comin´ In Loaded


'Elvis Spring ’77 – The Soundboard Recordings Vol. 2'; The Elvis Concert Fan label presents “Elvis Spring ’77 – The Soundboard Recordings Vol.2”. On this brand new cd release you’ll find the soundboard recordings from Toledo, OH. April 23, 1977 – Ann Arbor, MI. April 24, 1977 –Kalamazoo, MI. April 26, 1977 and Alexandria, LA. March 30, 1977. Also including 2 bonus tracks!
The Toledo, OH. April 23, 1977 recording was first released on the cd “Goodbye Memphis” from the Fort Baxter label (1997). Now released for the second time in a remastered sound.
The Kalamazoo, MI. April 26, 1977 show was first released on the cd “Memories From Kalamazoo” by the Vavoom label. Later is was re-released on the cd “Shakin’ Up The Great Lakes” from the Fort Baxter label. On both cds this show was edited. On this cd you’ll find for the first time ever the most complete version from soundboard!
Also the other 2 soundboard recordings were released before but now you have all these together in 1 package, in the most complete form and newly remastered!

Together with “Elvis 1977 – The Final Curtain” this is the only cd (except for official releases) you need to make your Spring 1977 soundboard recordings complete.
Including a 16 pages booklet.

CD 1 - TOLEDO, OH. APRIL 23, 1977
01. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 3:46 02. Little Sister 2:23 03. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:14 04. And I Love You So 3:28 05. Fever 3:02 06. Polk Salad Annie 4:18 07. My Way 4:12 08. Band Introductons (edited) 0:39 09. School Days 0:58 10. Hurt 2:08 11. Hound Dog 2:01 12. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:57 13. Closing Vamp 0:35
TOLEDO, OH. APRIL 23, 1977 - STEREO TRACK
14. My Way 4:10
ANN ARBOR, MI. APRIL 24, 1977
15. Love Me 1:36 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:54 17. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:36 18. Trying To Get To You 2:26 19. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 3:39 20. Blue Hawaii (excerpt) 0:30 21. Little Sister 1:52 22. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:11 23. Help Me 2:43 24. My Way 4:03 25. Polk Salad Annie 4:08 26. Hurt (with reprise) 2:50 27. Hound Dog 2:02 28. Unchained Melody 2:36 29. Little Darlin’ 1:53 30. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:38 31. Closing Vamp 0:21
CD 2 - KALAMAZOO, MI. APRIL 26, 1977
01. Love Me 2:43 02. Fairytale (excerpt) 0:33 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:56 04. You Gave Me A Mountain 4:15 05. Jailhouse Rock 2:08 06. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 3:37 07. Big Boss Man 3:06 08. Heartbreak Hotel 1:50 09. Blue Suede Shoes 1:13 10. And I Love You So (false start / mike problems) 1:13 11. And I Love You So 3:19 12. My Way 4:17 13. Hound Dog 1:54 14. Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:19
ALEXANDRIA, LA. MARCH 30, 1977
15. Love Me 2:35 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:59 17. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:43 18. Jailhouse Rock 1:33 19. O Solo Mio / It’s Now Or Never 3:56 20. Little Sister 2:01 21. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 3:01 22. And I Love You So 3:22 23. Fever 3:03 24. Love Me Tender 2:40 25. Hurt 2:07 26. Hound Dog 1:53 27. Danny Boy (by Sherrill “Shaun” Nielsen) 2:33 28. Walk With Me (by Sherrill “Shaun” Nielsen) 2:13 29. Blue Suede Shoes 1:10 30. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:42 31. Closing Vamp 0:39
NORMAN, OK. MARCH 26, 1977 32. Love Me Tender 2:26


Elvis Birthplace new $1mill Funding: Legislation is being processed to provide $1 million to continue upgrades at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. The Elvis project, as well as funding to the Vietnam Veterans Veterans Park, will strengthen Tupelo’s efforts to attract tourists to spend more time and thus more money in Lee County.
Neal McCoy, director of the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, believes the effort to attract more people who stay longer in Tupelo is working.
In 2011, before recent improvements were made at the Park, there were 37,000 tickets sold. In 2014, there were 43,238 visitors to the Park. 
“But the way were look at it, it is not the number of visitors. We’re trying to give them more reasons to stay longer.”
The improvements to the birthplace began in 2012

when the Legislature provided $2.9 million in state bond to match local efforts to build a theater, amphitheater. Those improvements are already making a difference, officials said.
In August, during ceremonies in association with Presley’s anniversary, statues of the King and other items will be unveiled at an overlook at the back of the park where legend has it the then-mega-famous Presley would make late-night drives from his home in Memphis to the site where he would reflect and gaze over his birthplace.
The new improvements have been designed to use more of the 15 acre scenic site.
“We have proven this project is not only good for the local economy but for the state economy,”

"Authentic" Elvis Presley Back In Vegas!: EPE and Westgate Resort & Casino announce today that they will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 years. Graceland presents "ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" will include an expansive, new permanent exhibition featuring hundreds of artifacts never before displayed outside of Graceland, and live entertainment shows that celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. It's all happening at the Westgate, previously known as theInternational Hotel, where Elvis performed over 600 record-breaking, sold-out shows.

The first-ever permanent EPE exhibition outside of Memphis will encompass over 28,000 square feet and include hundreds of artifacts from the Presley family’s treasured

 

Graceland Archives, showcasing the man, the performer and the music that revolutionized popular culture around the world. Visitors will experience an unprecedented journey through Elvis’ life and career, beginning with his early days in Tupelo, concluding with a 26-minute retrospective film featuring Elvis’ greatest performances. Opens April 23, 2015.
Some of the rare artifacts include Elvis’ high school yearbooks, his first Gold Album, his 1957 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 1962 Lincoln Continental, 1971 Stutz Blackhawk, jewelry and iconic stage wear from Elvis’ live performances, including the first outfit worn on stage for his first concert at the International Hotel in 1969. Select artifacts will be rotated regularly with artifacts in the Graceland Archives, to keep the exhibit constantly evolving and fresh. Tickets are $22 and available for purchase now.
The newly renamed and renovated Elvis Presley International Showroom will also present Elvis-themed live shows for limited 

engagement runs (see below). 
Another exciting feature will be the new Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel, which will be the first-ever wedding chapel in Las Vegas to be operated by EPE. The chapel is scheduled to open on April 23.
The grand opening of the exhibition, live show and wedding chapel will be marked with a star-studded celebration, with Priscilla Presley joining the roster of VIPs and celebrities.
"After a 40 year absence, it’s time for the authentic Elvis Presley to return to Las Vegas," stated Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Graceland Holdings LLC. "The extensive exhibition, live shows and wedding chapel will together create an unprecedented Elvis experience for visitors."
Go HERE to EPE to book tickets and more details 
The FTD label has been doing an excellent job at looking at the recording anthology of Elvis Presley and releasing every significant LP or recording session on a 1CD or 2CD ‘Classic Album’ version. 
However, as noted with the recent "ELVIS" second LP release, there are less and less outtakes and studio sessions left in the vaults. 
Following our previous article “What now, what next, where to – what’s left” where EIN contributor Ian Garfield reviewed what has already been released by FTD, he now looks at how FTD might present their future 'Classic Album' releases.
Over the next couple of weeks, EIN will cover the remaining movie soundtracks and the possible inclusions that could produce a suitable release for the avid collector for these recordings.

This first article covers the possible releases of Kissin’ Cousins andRoustabout. 

 

59 years ago, Elvis' First Number 1!: It is fifty-nine years ago (Feb 25, 1956) this week that Elvis scored his first national No. 1 hit with 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget'. This is always a surprise to fans who think that 'Heartbreak Hotel' was his first US national smash.
The song, his final single released on the SUN label, stayed at the top of the US Billboard "Country" chart for two weeks. Written by Charlie Feathers and Stan Kesler, the single was one of only 10 tracks released by Sun Records before his RCA take-over, but the single's big success was due to the RCA reissue in December 1955.
Stan Kesler was a regular studio player and had already supplied 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone' for Elvis' forth single when he had the idea for 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget'. Kesler recalled, "At that time, I was on the kick of catchy titles, when I began to think about that phrase, it just expanded into 'I forgot to remember to forget her.' From there, I started working on it, and it all fell together."
Released, together with the sensational 'Mystery Train', this song would become Elvis' first number one hit on any national chart.

'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' was recorded the same night as 'Mystery Train' but was bolstered by adding Johnny Bernero on drums.

 

Elvis - The Essential Undubbed Masters' (1-CD Digipack)
For the first time the most essential undubbed recordings.
All edited to full versions, without the studio banter of false starts. All tracks are unreleased in this form.
The pure high-class  Elvis sound !
Tracklist - Suspicious Minds, Don’t Cry Daddy, It Keep Right On A Hurtin’, In The Ghetto, I Really Don’t Want To Know, When I’m Over You, I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water, The Fool, I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen, For The Good Times, Separate Ways, Burning Love, Always On My Mind, Find Out What’s Happening, Loving Arms, Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues, If You Talk In Your Sleep, Promised Land, Way Down, Moody Blue

 Elvis - Good ‘N’ Country (1-CD Digipack)
A sublime late 60’s and 70’s country album, full of rare versions, live recordings and outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form.
The ppublicity notes,"If you ever decide to buy an Elvis country compilation album, this the one for you !!"
Tracks - I Was Born About 10.000 Years Ago ( Unedited Master ), It Ain’t No Big Thing ( Take 6 ), Faded Love ( Brass And Strings Overdub Master ), Make The World Go Away ( Take 3 ), Snowbird ( Harmony Vocal Overdub ), Pieces Of My Life ( Alternate Mix ), The Fool ( Undubbed Master ), Welcome To My World ( Recorded Live, Differend Mix ), Until It’s Time For You To Go ( Take 6 ), Early Morning Rain ( Take 11 ), Little Cabin On The Hill ( Unedited Master ), Green Green Grass Of Home ( Take 3 ), There’s A Honky Tonk Angel ( Take 1 ), Susan When She Tried ( Take 2 ), If I’m A Fool For Loving You ( Take 3 ), If You Love Me Let Me Know ( Rough Undubbed Live Master ), Talk About The Good Times ( Take 3 ), I’ll Be There ( Take 6, Improved), It’s A Matter Of Time ( Brass And Strings Overdub Master), For The Good Times (Undubbed Alternate Master )

'I Need You So' was recorded by Elvis on 23 February 1957 - at his 'Loving You' soundtrack follow-up session.

On the same night Elvis recorded the number one smash'One Night' as well as 'I Beg Of You', 'Don't Leave Me Now' and Cole Porter's 'True Love'.

The author was Ivory Joe Hunter, a talented pianist and composer who in the 1940s even had his own radio show on Texas KFDM and who also started his own record company 'Ivory and Pacific'. Ivory Joe Hunter was popular as a touring artist, especially after his 'I Almost Lost My Mind' topped the R&B charts in 1950.

Elvis obviously enthused over Ivory Joe Hunter's material since he also recorded his compositions 'My Wish Came True', 'Ain't That Loving You Baby', 'I Will Be True', 'I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen' and'It's Still Here'.

Elvis had attempted 'I Need You So' at his earlier "second album" recording session in September 1956 but soon gave up as he couldn't get the sound he wanted. Elvis also sang Hunter's 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' at the 'Million Dollar Quartet' jam in December 1956 

'Shaking Them Up' New Import CD: Out soon from the "SR" label is 'Shaking Them Up' featuring the unreleased AUDIENCE RECORDED show from Jacksonville April 16, 1972 A/S. 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. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from April 16th afternoon show, a rare show from a the first tour of the 1972, known well from the Elvis on Tour documentary... Elvis' love of singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it. 
After the emotionally breakdown of Vegas winter season where personal problems have blended with music and subsequent depression, Elvis starts the first of the three tours of the year with the will to give his best. The April tour 19 concerts in 15 days will be filmed from the MGM documentary Elvis in Tour and still present Elvis’ at the top of his possibility, the repertoire of the tour is an extension of the Vegas February season with the only inclusion of For The good times and Burning in love coming for his recording March sessions . The man looks pale in front the cameras and no in his best looking although in terrific shape, however in no way is possible to compare him with previous November 1971 tour.
The show is solid and rough no too long considering a tour concert, we have 53 minutes only, but Elvis worked hard performing 18 songs, including his new single “An American Trilogy.” together his classic best repertoire of Vegas.. Talking of highlight of the show, we can agree with the Florida-Times review, the physical performance of Suspicious minds is surely the best moment of the show…...
This recording come from an early generation copy of the Audience Recorded master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early Tour. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and 
trying to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.
This new CD will come with the classic of deluxe Digipack four panels, containing a collection of live photographs from the actual show 

 

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Our popular new weekly spotlight 'Elvis Star Track' continues where every week we choose a particular song that we think is worth looking at and commenting on. Sometimes we will choose a "classic", more often a relatively obscure song.
You can email us your thoughts or comment via our EIN FB page. We will add the most interesting comments to our 'Elvis Star Track' article.
This week, as suggested by Bob Parente, we have selected a song that Elvis would perform throughout his career.
'Trying To Get To You'
Elvis' first version was recorded at SUN studios on 11 July 1955, the same day he laid-down the classic 'Mystery Train'. 
'Tryin' to Get to You' was composed by Rose Marie McCoy and Charles Singleton. The original version was recorded and released by the US groupThe Eagles earlier in 1954. Rose Marie McCoy was also a co-writer on Elvis' 'I Beg Of You'.
Sam Phillips believed that 'Trying To Get To You' was a potential A-Side for a future SUN single, but it never happened as by this time Col Parker and RCA were arranging the buy-out of Elvis contract.
In an interview Rosie McCoy slyly noted, "Elvis did 'Trying To Get To You' exactly like The Eagles original, exactly. Every breath, every sound, everything. Amazing how he did that. ... He wasn't a big star at that point, and we thought he was terrible because we thought he couldn't sing. We didn't understand, but we was grateful. Thank God for Elvis."
Elvis however certainly took the song from Doo-Wop to Rock'n'Roll strongly supported by Scotty Moore's marvelously cutting guitar work and the sparse arrangement.
Elvis obviously loved the song as he kept returning to it throughout his career. Not only did Elvis bring a fabulously re-invigorated version to the 68 'Elvis NBC TV Special' but performed it over 120 times in his seventies performances, all the way through to his June 21, 1977 'Elvis In Concert' CBS TV show.
It would be one of his rare album tracks that Elvis would perform live in all three decades - the June 27, 68 "Sit-Down" show recording of 'Trying To Get To You' was an amazing reinvention with a emotional power that even surpassed the 1955 original.
The 1968 live version would first be officially released on 1974's vinyl'A Legendary Performer Vol.1' and respected author Greil Marcus described the 68 version as, "'Trying To Get To You' - God, the passion in that. The drama. The stuff is so strong and so powerful and there is such a broad feeling of discovery, invention, playfulness and vehemence."
Elvis would also feature the track on his 1974 'Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis' by which time he was performing it with more of the big-band R&B swagger of the original The Eagles version. When released in 1974 it would be the first time that worldwide Elvis fans would know that he was featuring the song at his seventies concerts. It was in January 1974 that 'Trying To Get To You' became a regular on his set-list.
Elvis was performing it less frequently in 1976 / 1977 but he didreturn to it for his second CBS TV Rapid City recording on June 21, 1977, it was one of the best tracks from the show.
With Elvis noting, "A song I did about 18 years ago, my Dad likes this" and taken at a slower pace - but still featuring those Elvis vocal warbles from back in1955 - it was a fitting final goodbye to this classic song.

LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57' New Uk Vinyl:Coming Soon from Vee-Tone Records, 'LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56-’57' is a stunning 12” album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectibleBritish HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released between March ’56 and March ’57.  This special limited edition of only 500 copies comes in a 180g vinyl format.  When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide.  Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958.  LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57, charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in Britain.  Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the now legendary RCA ’56 sessions, 16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!
·         500 Limited Edition;
·         Quality 180g black vinyl;
·         Printed colour inner sleeve;

 Liner notes; Stunning artwork;
· Contains all 8 singles from between March ’56 to March ’57 in chronological order.
SIDE A, 1. Heartbreak Hotel, 2. I Was The One, 3. Blue Suede Shoes, 4. Tutti Frutti, 5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, 6. My Baby Left Me, 7. Hound Dog,
8. Don't Be Cruel
SIDE B, 1. Blue Moon, 2. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, 3. Love Me Tender, 4. Any Way You Want Me, 5. Mystery Train, 6. Love Me, 7. Rip It Up, 8. Baby, Let's Play House.


 New book by Kathy Westmoreland?: Elvis Matters have reported that Kathy Westmoreland may be working on a new book. After Ginger Alden and Shirley Dieu published successful Elvis based autobiographies in 2014, it seems that Kathy Westmoreland has decided to publish a new expanded telling of her story with Elvis. 

Elvis Matters reports that "although Kathy Westmoreland has published her memories of her years with Elvis before, she has just announced that she began working on a new book about Elvis. No release date yet, except that we wouldn't be surprised if the book would be published in 2017, "40 years after". It will be interesting to see how she will approach the 'cancer story' this time."

Elvis Films FAQ"  was reviewed by EIN as one of the best Elvis books published in 2013... "Paul Simpson examines every angle of Elvis’ film career and writes about it in a very engaging and enjoyable style. The real triumph of this book is that it will make you want to watch all of Elvis’ films one more time! Highly recommended."

While Elvis' Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie."
 

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 Elvis: That's the Way It Is is a documentary movie directed by Denis Sanders about Elvis Presley that was released on November 11, 1970. The film documents Elvis' Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his movie career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presley's return to live performances after years of making movies. The original concept as devised by Colonel Tom Parkerwas in view of Elvis's triumphant return to live performances was a closed circuit television presentation of one show but the concept developed into this movie. Although the majority of the footage takes place onstage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, there are several other parts to the film:

  • The opening credits sequence contains footage of Elvis' show at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix on September 9, 1970. This was the first show of Elvis' first tour in 13 years.

  • There is also a session of rehearsals that takes place in the Showroom Internationale of the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Together, Elvis and the entire group run through songs from "Mary In the Morning" to "Polk Salad Annie". These rehearsals took place on August 7, 1970.
  • Footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 5, 1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities. A tandem bicycle owned by Elvis is raffled off to a lucky fan in the audience. Additionally, various musicians are seen performing their own versions of Elvis' songs

 




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