Elvis News

4. jul, 2017

The E.P.Collector label has announced a new 2CD; Everybody Let's Rock - From Japan With Love Vol. 3. This contains audience recordings of both the Dinner and Midnight shows in Las Vegas on August 5, 1972.


E.P. Collector har annonsert en ny 2CD; Everybody Let's Rock - From Japan With Love Vol. 3. Denne inneholder publikumsopptak av både middags- og middnattshowet i Las Vegas den 5. august 1972.


From the label; Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another exciting new release. Our next CD is titled "Everybody Let's Rock" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-11). Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 5th, 1972, D/S and M/S, this 2CD-set is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 3" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club. The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Dinner show was first released in 2008 on the CD "Directly From The 1972 Elvis Summer Festival". This earlier CD was taken from different, inferior source tape. Our new recording is of much better sound quality. The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased. There is no need to discuss the fact that ALL shows from August/September 1972 are excellent! Natural highlights are especially ballads like "What Now My Love", ''An American Trilogy", "My Way" or "For The Good Times" and rock’n’rolls like „A Big Hunk O’Love” or "Johnny B. Goode" One song from Midnight show stands out: a cool, one-off of "Jailhouse Rock"! Needless to say that this is a rarity for 1972, and what a great version it is too - it easily beats all other 70's versions. Both concerts are taken from a recently found first generation copies of original audience recorded cassette tapes. They were never before available in listenable sound, until now! You may ask your supplier for samples. This CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972. If you enjoyed some of our other releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "The Make The World Go Away", then you sure to enjoy our latest release. As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!

Track list: CD1: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. A Big Hunk O'Love - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. My Way - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Band Introductions - 18. Introduction of actor and comedian Dick Shawn - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

CD2: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. What Now My Love - 08. Fever - 09. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one liner) / Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Hound Dog - 14. Jailhouse Rock - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. A Big Hunk O'Love (with false start) - 17. For The Good Times - 18. My Way - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Band Introductions - 21. Johnny B. Goode - 22. Band Introductions continues - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.

Source; elvis.collectors.com

4. jul, 2017

The E.P.Collector label has announced a new CD; Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan! This contains an audience recordings of the show in Kalamazoo, MI on April 26th, 1977.


E.P. Collector har annonsert en ny CD; Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan! Denne inneholder et publikumsopptak av showet i Kalamazoo, MI den 26. april 1977.


From the label; Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another fine release. Our new CD is titled "Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-12) recorded live from the audience in Kalamazoo, MI, April 26th, 1977. Among the concert highlights are ”Big Boss Man“, „Heartbreak Hotel“, ”And I Love You So”, ”My Way” and “Early Morning Rain”. This is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. Portions of the Kalamazoo concert were released from a soundboard tape previously, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before. You may ask your supplier for samples. The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak filled with a concert review from the local press and a collection of images taken on April 26th, 1977 in Kalamazoo, MI. If you have enjoyed our May 1977 release called "Road To Nowhere" then you will surely enjoy our latest release, too.

Track list: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale (part only) - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen / It's Now Or Never - 10. Big Boss Man - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Blue Suede Shoes - 13. And I Love You So (with false start) - 14. My Way - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) - 24. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 25. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements.

Source; elvis.collectors.com

4. jul, 2017

The Star Production label has announced a new CD; Spliced Takes - Nashville Revisited. This contains alternate versions and spliced takes from a selection of Nashville sessions.


Star Production har annonsert en ny CD; Spliced Takes - Nashville Revisited. Denne inneholder alternative og spleisede versjoner av et utvalg sanger innspilt i Nashville.


From the label; Another "must have" release in this great series, this time even more edits/splices were done to make an exceptional album, where tracks sound so much different then what is out there, no fake overdubs , but some tracks have been overdubed, using snippets from the actual "recording sessions". DEVIL IN DISGUISE for example does not fade out, but has a great new ending, including TWO guitar solos. GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS has been overdubbed with a more fuller drumbeat on some parts, and has been extended. LIKE A BABY "you do the intro" Elvis said during the session, but here, we have Elvis himself playing it, and on the end, the guitar has been included once more. DIRTY, DIRTY FEELING sounds so much different since lots of parts from the session have been included, and it's Elvis who does the ending "Gone..." instead of Ray Walker. STRANGER IN THE CROWD , no complete outtake of this song excists, here we get an extended "rehearsal" version, which sound wonderful. IT AIN'T NO BIG THING again our man does the intro, and a very different version is made. I'LL NEVER KNOW here outtakes are combined with the master overdubs.

We could go on, but you know what to do... PRE ORDER this baby now, and enjoy it yourself!! On the first "Nashville" most tracks were from the sixties. Here we get a good portion of seventies selections, and well as a fifties track... all recorded in Nashville...

Track list: Devil in Disguise - Alternate Master / Please Don't Drag That String Around - Spliced take 3,4,5,5 / Gold in the Mountains - Spliced overdubbed master / Like A Baby - Alternate Master / Soldier Boy - Spliced take 2,7 / Thrill of Your Love - Spliced take fs,2,1,3,1 / I Got Stung - Spliced take 18,20 / She's Not You - Spliced take 3 - WP 5 (overdub) / Put the Blame on Me - Spliced take fs,fs,fs,2 / Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Alternate Master / Kiss Me Quick - Spliced take 5,6 / Western Union - Spliced take 2,3,1,2 / His Latest Flame - Spliced take 10,12 / By and By - Spliced take 1,3,4 / Joshua Fit the Battle - Spliced take 3,2 / I Believe in the Man in the Sky - Spliced take 3,4,1 / Big Boss Man - Spliced take 5,9 / It Ain't No Big Thing - Spliced take 1,2,6 / Just Pretend - Spliced take 1,2 / Stranger in the Crowd - Spliced Rehearsal / Cindy Cindy 1,2,1,1 / Heart of Rome - Spliced take 3 - workpart 1 / I'll Never Know - Alternate "Overdubbed" Master / It Hurts Me - Spliced take 3,4,5 / I John - Spliced take 1,1,2 / Padre - Spliced take 8,11 (undubbed) / Amazing Grace - Spliced take 1,2 / In The Garden - Spliced Take 2,3 / Early Morning Rain - Alternate Master / Until It's Time For You To Go - Spliced take  7,8

Source; elvis.collectors.com

23. jun, 2017

Just announced; Vinyl Replicas (78rpm) of Elvis’ 5 SUN singles in both black and clear vinyl.


Annonsert nå; Vinylreplika (78rpm) av Elvis’ 5 SUN-singler i både sort og klar (transparent) vinyl.


From the label; With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ passing comes a special release. Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10” (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM. This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970’s, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm.

Each of the 5 Sun replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most original Sun replicas made. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and color. All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That’s All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl.

This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. A first time ever in this version for any Elvis Sun single replica produced.

Source; E-mail

23. jun, 2017

An unknown label has announced a new 3CD Box-set; Drums Of The islands - Ultimate Paradise Hawaiian Style Recording Sessions. This contains stereo masters, mono masters and a truckload of outtakes.


Et ukjent plateselskap har annonsert en ny 3CD Boks; Drums Of The islands - Ultimate Paradise Hawaiian Style Recording Sessions. Denne inneholder stereomastere, monomastere og en mengde outtakes.


From the label; A sublime 3 cd boxset with the most complete PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE recording sessions, incl. many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono album! Plus a newly discovered demo recording of a song rejected by Elvis and the Colonel and written by Dolores Fuller. Unfortunately never recorded by the man himself. Including a great full color booklet !

REEL 1; THE STEREO ALBUM; 01 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE, 02 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA, 03 SCRATCH MY BACK (THEN I’LL SCRATCH YOURS), 04 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, 05 DATIN’, 06 A DOG’S LIFE, 07 HOUSE OF SAND, 08 STOP WHERE YOU ARE, 09 THIS IS MY HEAVEN, 10 SAND CASTLES - THE OUTTAKES; 11 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (AOV) / TAKE 1, 12 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (AOV) / TAKE 2, 13 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (AOV) / TAKE 3, 14 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (AOV) / TAKE 4-5, 15 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (AOV) / TAKE 6, 16 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 1-2, 17 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 3, 18 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 4, 19 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 5, 20 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 6, 21 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 7, 22 THIS IS MY HEAVEN (FOV) / TAKE 8, 23 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 1, 24 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 2-3, 25 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 4-5, 26 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 6, 27 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 7-8, 28 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 9, 29 SAND CASTLES (KO) / TAKE 10

REEL 2; THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM; 01 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE, 02 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA, 03 SCRATCH MY BACK (THEN I’LL SCRATCH YOURS), 04 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, 05 DATIN’, 06 A DOG’S LIFE, 07 HOUSE OF SAND, 08 STOP WHERE YOU ARE, 09 THIS IS MY HEAVEN, 10 SAND CASTLES - THE OUTTAKES; 11 SAND CASTLES (KOV) / TAKE 1, 12 SAND CASTLES (KOC) / TAKE 1 & TAKE CALL TAKE 2, 13 SCRATCH MY BACK (COV) / TAKE 1 & TAKE CAL TAKE 2, 14 STOP WHERE YOU ARE (DOV) / TAKE 1, 15 STOP WHERE YOU ARE (DOV) / TAKE 2, 16 STOP WHERE YOU ARE (DOV) / TAKE 3, 17 HOUSE OF SAND (HOV) / TAKE 3, 18 HOUSE OF SAND (H1V) / TAKE 1-10, 19 A DOG’S LIFE (EOV) / TAKE 1, 20 A DOG’S LIFE (EOV) / TAKE 4, 21 A DOG’S LIFE (EOV) / TAKE 5-6, 22 DATIN’ (BOV) / TAKE 1-4, 23 DATIN’ (BOV) / TAKE 6-8, 24 DATIN’ (BOV) / TAKE 11-12, 25 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JOV) / TAKE 1-2, 26 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JOV) / TAKE 3, 27 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JOV) / TAKE 4, 28 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JOV) / TAKE 5, 29 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JOV) / TAKE 6

REEL 3; THE MOVIE VERSIONS; 01 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE / OPENING VERSION, 02 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA, 03 SCRATCH MY BACK, 04 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, 05 A DOG’S LIFE, 06 DATIN’, 07 A HOUSE OF SAND, 08 STOP WHERE YOU ARE, 09 THIS IS MY HEAVEN – DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS – BULA MELEYA - THE OUTTAKES; 10 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (GOV) TAKE 1, 11 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (GOV) TAKE 2-3, 12 PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (GOV) TAKE 4, 13 A DOG’S LIFE (EOV) TAKE 7, 14 A DOG’S LIFE (EOV) TAKE 8 & TAKE ALL TAKE 9, 15 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (TAG A1V) REH / TAKE 1-2, 16 DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS (TAG A1V) TAKE 3, 17 STOP WHERE YOU ARE (D1OV) / TAKE 2-5, 18 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (J1V) / TAKE 1-2 (PART CUT FROM TAPE), 19 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JO) / TAKE 1-2, 20 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JO) / TAKE 3, 21 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JO) / TAKE 4-5, 22 QUEENIE WAHINE’S PAPAYA (JO) / TAKE 6 (vocals by neal matthews), 23 BILL BAILEY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME? (vocals by Donna Butterworth) - REJECTED SONG WRITTEN FOR THE MOVIE BY DOLORES FULLER; 24 KAMEHEMEA, 25 NATIVE CHANT (FROM THE MOVIE), 26 DATIN (SCORE), 27 SCRATCH MY BACK (SCORE) - RADIO SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS; 28 VERSION 1, 29 VERSION 2, 30 VERSION 3, 31 VERSION 4, 32 THEATER TRAILER, 33 PETER NOONE INTERVIEWS ELVIS ON THE MOVIE SET

Source; elvis-collectors.com