Elvis News

14. sep, 2017

The Ragdoll label has announced a new CD; Tahoe ’73. This contains an unreleased audience recording of the Midnight show in Lake Tahoe on May 9, 1973.


Ragdoll har annonsert en ny CD; Tahoe ’73. Denne inneholder et tidligere uutgitt publikumsopptak av midnattsshowet i Lake Tahoe den 9. mai 1973.


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

Source; elvis-collectors.com

14. sep, 2017

The E.P. Collector label has announced a new CD; A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4. This contains an audience recording of the Opening show in Las Vegas on August 4, 1972.


E.P. Collector har annonsert en ny CD; A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4. Denne inneholder et publikumsopptak av åpningsshowet i Las Vegas den 4. august 1972.


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

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

Source; elvis-collectors.com

14. sep, 2017

The E.P. Collector label has announced a new CD; A Song For Sheila. This contains an unreleased audience recording of the Dinner show in Las Vegas on August 29, 1974.


E.P. Collector har annonsert en ny CD; A Song For Sheila. Denne inneholder et tidligere uutgitt publikumsopptak av middagsshowet i Las Vegas den 29. august 1974.


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

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

Source; elvis-collectors.com

14. sep, 2017

CMT/ Star Production has announced a new CD; Spliced takes: Still in Memphis. This contains spliced takes of songs recorded in Memphis in the late 60’s and 70’s.


CMT/ Star Production har annonsert en ny CD; Spliced takes: Still in Memphis. Denne inneholder spleisede tagninger av sanger spilt inn i Memphis sent på 60-tallet og 70-tallet.


From the label; Fans know what to expect with this series, some highlights are mentioned here, but in fact the whole cd is one big highlight! This one won't leave your player before Christmas! (promise!). WAY DOWN - Starts of with the band fooling around, Elvis joins the fun and it runs straight into the song! WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK - Over six (!!) splices make a very different version, with extra verses and piano solo. I'M MOVIN' ON - This splice includes ALL verses done by Elvis , and runs longer then other versions. Same goes for HEY JUDE, which also sound very fresh. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE - One of THE highlights probably, Here Elvis start of with the slower version, James takes over and off they go into the faster version, this works very good, and maybe should have been released like this! GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S LOST HIS MIND - The title was renamed for fun, and that's what we are getting here, a nice complete take with lots of fooling around. SUSPICIOUS MINDS - What's a "Memphis" release without this classic, because some rare parts are used, this one again sound very different to previous releases outtakes. DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM - Just listen to the "harmony" ending, very nice to hear two different sounding Elvis voices.

Track list: Way Down - Alternate Master For the Heart - Spliced take 1,4 Wearin'That Loved On Look - Spliced Take 12,13,14,15,13,9 I'm Movin'On - Alternate Master If You Don't Come Back - Spliced take 8,6,3 For Ole Time Sake - Spliced take 5,6,7,4 I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Spliced take 8,10,8,11,14 Hey Jude - Spliced take 5,1,7,7 Promised Land - Alternate master There's A Honky Tonk Angel - Spliced take 6,7,1 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Spliced take 3,5,6 She Thinks I Still Care - Spliced take 7,15 Help Me - Spliced take Fs/Undubbed Master Girl of Mine - Spliced take 3,6,9 In the Ghetto - Spliced take 2,3 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - Spliced take 1,2 Good Time Charlie's Lost His Mind Never Again - Spliced take 1,9 The Last Farewell - Spliced take 1,5 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Spliced take 1,2,4 She Wears My Ring - Spliced Take 7,4,8,8,8 Inherit the Wind - Alternate Master Suspicious Minds - Spliced take 2,1,4,6 Do You Know Who I Am - Alternate Master

Source; elvis-collectors.com

6. sep, 2017

Erik Lorentzen / KJ Consulting has announced a new book-release; Elvis: The Movies. The book is written by Alan Hanson and will include several unseen photos.


Erik Lorentzen / KJ Consulting har annonsert en ny bok-utgivelse; Elvis: The Movies. Boken er skrevet av Alan Hanson og vil inneholde flere tidligere upubliserte bilder.

Source; FECC