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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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