THE BICENTENNIAL KING VOL. 4

 

Introducing the forth release on a label by the name of MILLBRANCH MUSIC here is another complete performance by Elvis Presley in the year of 1976. Out by May 9, 2012 this will be a factory pressed cd (no cdr!!!) limited to only 300 copies with an 8 page booklet containing lots of photos and an original 1976 Rochester, NY newspaper article with information regarding the Elvis concert at the Community War Memorial on July 26, 1976. The sound is very good for an audience recording and Elvis is delivering a decent show, being in good spirits. This concert has NOT been released yet on factory pressed cd. All you fans out there know what to expect from Elvis´ Rochester 76-performance - so if you are interested be advised to get your copy as soon as you can

 

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel 09. And I Love You So 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Fever 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Band Introductions 15. Early Morning Rain 16. What I´d Say 17. Johnny B. Goode 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 19. Bass Solo 1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 20. Bass Solo 2 (The Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 22. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 23. Love Letters 24. School Day 25. Hurt (with reprise) 26. Hound Dog 27. Funny How Time Slips Away 28. Can´t Help Falling In Love 29. Closing Vamp / Announcement
Update May 3, 2012

 

 

‘ELVIS IS BACK’ REVISITED!

Out very soon is a stunning new audiophile version of the landmark album ELVIS IS BACK! from 1960. Victrola reworked the masters and in several cases was able to get the best audio thus far. Listen and compare – the crystal clear and warm quality of these recordings will surprise even those who have the official versions of this album. Victrola is also the first to place these recordings in the context of his career. You will hear early try-outs, home recordings, alternate takes, rehearsals and later live versions. Elvis clearly thought a lot of this album and returned to it again and again as a source for inspiration, a theme that is explored in the fascinating liner notes. ELVIS IS BACK! is presented in a sensational packaging (deluxe foldout full colour digipack) with topnotch design, relevant photos (many of them rare) and a fascinating 20-page booklet.

CD1
1) „Elvis is Back!“ interview excerpt 0:40 Recorded March 8, 1960; Graceland, Memphis, TN 2) Make Me Know It (O. Blackwell) 2:00 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 3) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:33 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 4) The Girl Of My Best Friend (B. Ross/S. Bobrick) 2:23 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 5) „Future plans“ interview excerpt 0:34 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 6) I Will Be Home Again (Benjamin/Leveen/Singer) 2:34 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 7) Dirty, Dirty Feeling (J. Leiber/M. Stoller) 1:34 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 8) Thrill Of Your Love (S. Kesler) 3:01 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 9) Soldier Boy (D. Jones/T. Williams Jr.) 3:06 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 10) „Feel for music material“ interview excerpt 0:46 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 11) Such A Night (L. Chase) 3:00 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 12) It Feels So Right (F. Wise/B. Weisman) 2:10 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 13) Girl Next Door Went A´Walking (B. Rise/T. Wayne) 2:13 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 14) Like A Baby (J. Stone) 2:39 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 15) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:40 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 16) „Home Recording“ interview excerpt 0:17 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany 17) Stuck On You (A. Schroeder/S. Leslie Mc Farland) 2:20 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 18) Fame And Fortune (F. Wise/B. Weisman), take 1 2:24 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 19) A Mess Of Blues (D. Pomus/M. Shuman) 2:41 Recorded March 20, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 20) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 3:16 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 21) I Gotta Know (P. Evans/M. Williams) 2:17 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 22) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:08 Recorded April 3, 1960; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 23) „European Tour“ interview excerpt 0:43 Recorded March 1, 1960; Friedberg, Germany
TOTAL TIME 51:01

CD2
1) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:44 Sun Studios Jam Session, December 12, 1956 2) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:52 Recorded live in Charlotte, NC, February 21, 1977 3) There´s No Tomorrow (Hoffman/Corday/Carr) 2:24 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 4) Soldier Boy (D. Jones/T. Williams Jr.) 1:44 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 5) Apron Strings (Weiss/Schroeder) 2:33 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 6) The Titles Will Tell (previously mislabeled as „Number Eight“) (C. Underwood) 2:46 Germany Home Recording, Summer 1959 7) Stuck On You (A. Schroeder/S. Leslie Mc Farland) 2:24 TV Recording for „The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show“March 20, 1960 8) Fame And Fortune (F. Wise/B. Weisman) 2:26 TV Recording for „The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show“March 20, 1960 9) Such A Night (L. Chase) 2:37 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 10) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:22 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 11) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:45 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 12) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 2:56 Recorded live in Pearl Harbor, HI, March 25, 1961 13) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 3:15 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 23, 1969, Midnight show 14) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:01 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 3, 1969 15) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 2:19 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, February 23, 1970, Closing show 16) Such A Night (L. Chase) 1:44 Rehearsal for „That´s The Way It Is“, July 29, 1970 17) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 2:41 Recorded live in Hampton Roads, VA, April 9, 1972 18) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:38 Rehearsal for 7th Season in Las Vegas, NV July-August 1972 19) It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) / Are You Horny Tonight (one line) 2:27 Rehearsal for „That´s The Way It Is“, July 29, 1970 20) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 2:50 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 11, 1972, Dinner show 21) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 2:57 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, August 19, 1975, Midnight show 22) Such A Night (L. Chase) 1:41 Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV, December 12, 1976, Closing show 23) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 3:01 Recorded live in Toledo, OH, April 23, 1977 24) Reconsider Baby (L. Fulsom) 2:54 Recorded live in Pittsburgh, PA, December 31, 1976 25) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (R. Turk/L. Handman) 3:52 Recorded live in Charlotte, NC, February 21, 1977 26) O Sole Mio (E. di Capua/G. Capurro) / It´s Now Or Never (A. Schroeder/W. Gold) 3:42 Recorded live in Madison, WI, June 24, 1977 27) Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) 1:05 Recorded live in Jackson, MS, June 8, 1975, Afternoon show
TOTAL TIME 73:40
Update May 2. 2012

 

 

Payin´The Dues

In two weeks two new CD's from the Touchdown label will be released. The first one was already announced some time ago (Into The Light) and the second release is "Payin´The Dues In Tahoe".
This time the show is complete for the first time, the previous one on the Rainbow label the Song "Let Me Be There" was missing, and quality is much better now too.
Payin´The Dues
As recorded on October 13, 1974 in Las Vegas at the midnight show.
[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.02) [02] See See Rider (3.05) [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (6.31) [04] Greeting The Audience (0.38) [05] Love Me (1.27) [06] All Shook Up (0.59) [07] Teddy Bear/Don‘t Be Cruel (2.03) [08] Heartbreak Hotel (1.56) [09] If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2.50) [10] Fever (3.09) [11] Big Boss Man (2.42) [12] It‘s Midnight (3.14) [13] Hound Dog (1.29) [14] Joking With The Audience (0.37) [15] Introductions Pt.1 (4.43) [16] Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1.50) [17] Introductions Pt.2 (4.43) [18] Why Me Lord(2.35) [19] I‘m Leavin‘ (3.08) [20] Johnny B. Goode (1.30) [21] Hawaiian Wedding Song (2.30) [22] Let Me Be There (3.16) [23] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (1.53)
Updated April 8, 2012

 

Wild Tiger in Concert

The MxF label will release soon the first volume of “Wild Tiger in Concert" featuring the Long Beach, November 14, 1972 Show.
The November Tour represent the third tour of a busy year, Elvis in 1972 is still a rocking Elvis but without any doubt it is the last year with Elvis is still on the top of his shape. For this reason his performance is superb, in spite some fatigue and maybe some worries about the imminent Hawaii TV satellite Show, Elvis is very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm and he sings with power the classic repertoire of the 1972 including the incredible “new rocker single” “Burning Love”. On stage you see an impressive figure in his Aztec star blue jumpsuit and golden cape, the rocker attitude still intact, his voice is great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 28.000 lucky people attended at the two shows of Long Beach.

The show was previously released in a substandard quality using an unknown generation copy of the tape released by the Tiger label way back in 1991. Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The improvement is incredible, the sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis’ voice is loud and clear, the band sounds very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, 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 panel digipack with a collection of photos taken during the actual show. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a poster 24x12 cm.
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Wild Tiger in Concert the status of UNIQUE. Don’t miss it!!!!
Tracklist:
As recorded live at Long Beach Arena, November 14, 1972 01.2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman / Amen 04.Until It's Time For You To Go 05.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 06.Polk Salad Annie 07.Love Me 08.All Shook Up 09.Heartbreak Hotel 10.Blue Suede Shoes 11.One Night 12.Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 13.Hound Dog 14.Love Me Tender 15.Little Sister/Get Back 16.How Great Thou Art 17.Suspicious Minds 18.Introductions 19.Burning Love 20.Funny How Time Slips Aways 21.You Gave Me A Mountain 22.Fever 23.A Big Hunk Of Love 24.Can't Help Falling In Love 25.Closing Vamp
CD runs about 56.00 min.
Updated April 6, 2012

 

Labor Day Madness!

COMING SOON IS THE LATEST MUST-OWN RELEASE FROM THE CELEBRATED STRAIGHT ARROW LABEL:
This time around fans may thrill to two fantastic Nevada summer performances by the King: the Saturday, September 2, 1972 Special 3AM Show and the Sunday, September 3, 1972 Midnight Show. Both were recorded by the same super-fan, and the Sunday tape is previously-unreleased.

The set will be housed in a deluxe digipack, with photos taken from the 1972 "Summer Festival."

As usual, the recordings are excellent quality, sourced from first-generation, 1981 cassette copies of the original mono tapes.

Sit down, relax, put on a pair of comfortable headphones, and be transported back to a crazy Labor Day weekend at the Hilton, where Elvis was rocking fans and celebrities alike. Elvis looked great and he sang even better!

Tracks:
CD 1 / Saturday, September 2, 1972, Special 3AM Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B. Goode - 04. Until It's Time For You To Go - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. All ShookUp - 14. Love Me Tender - 15. Hound Dog - 16. I'll Remember You - 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps) - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 20. Introduction of celebrities Bob Dover, Gunther Gebel-Williams, Shirley MacLaine, Marty Allen, Pat Henry, Tom Jones, Leslie Uggams and the 5th Dimension - 21. My Way - 22. A Big Hunk O' Love - 23. You Gave Me A Mountain - 24. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD 2 / Sunday, September 3, 1972, Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B. Goode - 04. Until It's Time For You To Go - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. All Shook Up - 14. Love Me Tender - 15. Hound Dog - 16. I'll Remember You - 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and the Stamps) - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 20. My Way - 21. A Big Hunk O' Love - 22. You Gave Me A Mountain - 23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Also the latest CD release from Straight Arrow "Watching Your Dreams Into Ashes" is out now too.

 

“ELVIS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES”

In the Elvis world, we are so used to hype and self-promotion that it’s easy to get a bit blasé when hearing about another ‘sensational book that you must own’. More often than not, the product fails to deliver and ends on your book shelf, never to be dipped into again. We will therefore keep our information about our forthcoming book publication simple and to the point. Elvis For Everyone! Publication has built a good reputation over the years with past photo-books like the highly successful “Images” series. We are now putting the finishing touches on a book titled simply “Elvis Walk A Mile In My Shoes” (A4 size, 140 pages) that will blow our earlier books right out of the water. The book will contain many amazing photos from 1954 to 1977, and most of these have never been seen before, not even in books like “Elvis Files”. Many of these photos were taken directly from the original negatives and dias, thus ensuring top quality, and some of these come from the collection of Elvis’ associates and musicians, one of whom has written the foreword for this remarkable book. The majority of these photos are in stunning color, and in the A4 format you can see all the details with amazing clarity. If you get only one book this year, then make sure that it’s “Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes” – the one book that can actually live up to its hype. Publication: May 2012