April 10 - Bootleg Re-issues on CD and Vinyl

The new Golden Globe Records import label released the 2-LP ‘Elvis On Tour’ featuring Elvis’ April 9th 1972 performance as recorded in Hampton Roads, Virginia

From the press release

Golden Globe Records presents their first deluxe 2LP set containing the wonderful Hampton Roads show. 

In total 4 shows were recorded for the Golden Globe winning motion picture “Elvis On Tour”.  The Hampton Roads show is the first show that was recorded for the award winning documentary and is also the first one issued in this Elvis On Tour Series. This is the very first proper high quality outing of this show on vinyl.  

Presented in a beautiful deluxe gate-fold cover containing 2 high quality 180 Gr.  colored red or blue vinyl albums. A CD version is also added to this package.

Side A: 01  Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) 02  See See Rider (Traditional) 03  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) 04  Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White) 05  Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 06  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley) 07  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell) 08  Are You Lonesome Tonight (Roy Turk / Lou Handman).

Side B: 01  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson) 02  Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 03  Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) 04  Suspicious Minds (Mark James) 05  For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson) 06  Introductions by Elvis.

Side C: 01  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury) 02  Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/E. Presley) 03  A Big Hunk O’Love (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche) 04  How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) 05  Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Doris Akers) Performed by J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet 06  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price) 07  Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 08  Closing Vamp 09  Elvis Has Left The Building.

Side D - The Stereo Mixes: 01  I Got A Woman / Amen (Ray Charles) / (Traditional)  02  You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins) 03  All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley) 04  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell) 05  Are You Lonesome Tonight (Roy Turk / Lou Handman) 06  I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson) 07  How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) 08  An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury).

Tracks CD: 01  Also Sprach Zarathustra 02  See See Rider 03  Until It’s Time For You To Go 04  Polk Salad Annie  05  Love Me 06  All Shook Up 07  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel  08  Are You Lonesome Tonight  09  I Can’t Stop Loving You 10  Hound Dog 11  Bridge Over Troubled Water 12  Suspicious Minds 13  For The Good Times 14  Introductions by Elvis 15  An American Trilogy 16  Love Me Tender  17  A Big Hunk O’Love  18  How Great Thou Art 19  Sweet, Sweet Spirit : Performed by J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet 20  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 21  Can’t Help Falling In Love 22  Closing Vamp 23  Elvis Has Left The Building.

The Stereo Mixes: 24  I Got A Woman / Amen  25  You Gave Me A Mountain 26  All Shook Up 27  Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 28  Are You Lonesome Tonight  29  I Can’t Stop Loving You  30  How Great Thou Art 31  An American Trilogy.


The Classic Bootleg Collection

Also released was volume 3 in ‘The Classic Bootleg Collection’. featuring the classic bootleg albums ‘That’s The Way It Is’, ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’, ‘Special Delivery’, ‘Kickin’ Back!’, ‘Rough Cut Diamonds Volume 2’ and ‘Play It Hot’.

From the press release

A sublime 6 CD box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again, there is chosen for some  60's and 70's instead of focusing on one time period. This way all will be served! 

There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset. These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better (and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days. 

This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered and they now sound better than ever before! Still, many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

Just like on volumes 1 and 2 there are some true gems (or rough cut diamonds) to be found on this set! For example the ‘Rough Cut Diamonds’ LP contained some unique mixes very different to the later released versions. 

And the ‘Kickin’ Back!’ LP contained a spliced version of the promised land rehearsal, which resulted in an “alternate” ending. The 1974 rehearsal recordings made their debut on this 1988 LP and the complete rehearsal would not be heard until 7 years later.  Of course the LP also featured the infamous monologue recorded in September 1974 where Elvis speaks out against the press and the maternity lawsuit against him. The show where this speech was taken from would not be heard for almost 9 years later. 

The ‘Special Delivery’ LP has always been a controversial album, containing the 2 duet versions of ‘Love Me Tender’ with Linda Ronstadt. Plus another song ‘In My Dreams’ which actually is not sung by Elvis at all. On the other side (literally) it also contained the marvelous unrepaired take 4 of ‘Rags To Riches’. 

The album also contained songs like ‘When The Snow Is On The Roses’ and ‘Portrait Of My Love’ not often heard in 1979! 

The ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him Album’ is probably the sloppiest edited album of all time, but it did contain some welcome tracks never heard before by most fans (and still partly unissued elsewhere till today). 

The Amiga LP ‘That’s The  Way It Is’ and the ‘Play It Hot Album’ do not need any introduction as these are probably some of the first bootleg LP’s in most Elvis collections. 

All of these albums are true classics and listening to these will bring up some beautiful memories.

Tracks That’s The Way It Is:

01. Medley: Mystery Train/Tiger Man 02. The Next Step Is Love  03. Cryin’ Time 04. Medley: Little Sister/What’d I Say/Stranger In The Crowd/How The Web Was Woven  05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me  06. Mary In The Morning  07. Polk Salad Annie  08. That’s All Right  09. I’ve Lost You  10. Patch It Up  11. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 12. Sweet Caroline 13. I Just Can’t Help Believing 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 15. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/One Night/Blue Suede Shoes/All Shook Up  16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love all tracks : 1970 that’s The Way It Is movie versions.

Tracks To Know Him is To Lie Him: 

 01. Trouble – August 6, 1973 02. Raised On Rock – August 6, 1973 03. Steamroller Blues – August 1973 (?) 04. Sweet Inspiration – August 20 1970 MS 05. Help Me Make It Through The Night -August 1973 (?) 06. More / Suspicious Minds – August 20 1970 MS 07. Release Me – August 1973 (?) 08. I, John – August 1971 09. Folsom Prison Blues / I Walk The Line – August 14 1970 MS  10. Until It’s Time For You To Go – August 1973 (?) 11. Fever – August 1973 (?) 12. I’m Leavin – August 1971 (?)  13. Memphis Tennessee – 2 live Versions 1970 / 1973 14. Elvis Introduces Bobby Darin – live 1973 (?)  15. Can’t Help Falling In Love – live 1974.

Tracks Special Delivery: 

01. Love Me Tender – Duet With Linda Ronstadt 02. Love Me Tender – Duet With Linda Ronstadt – Radio Dj Sample 03. In My Dreams – P.J. Proby 04. Spring Fever – Movie Version 05. Portrait Of My Love – August 3 1972 06. Hawaiian Wedding Song – May 9 1976 07. King Creole – Alternate Master 08. Faded Love – Unique Mix 2.51 Min. Version 09. Wild In The Country – Maracas Overdub 10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Take 14 & 15 11. When The Snow Is On The Roses – August 24 1970 DS 12. In The Studio 1968 Trouble Trouble – 1012 Trouble – 1015 Guitar Man – 1001 Guitar Man – 1002 Guitar Man – 1003 Little Egypt 13. Tomorrow Never Comes – Undubbed Master 14. Separate Ways – Movie Version On Tour 15. The Next Step Is Love – Movie Version That’s The Way It Is 16. That’s All Right – Movie Version That’s The Way It Is 17. Words – Movie Version That’s The Way It Is  18. Rags Ro Riches – Unrepepaired Take 4 19. The Sound Of Your Cry – Undubbed Master – Edited Unique Mix 20. Party – Movie Version.

Tracks Kickin’ Back!: Hilton Showroom Dress-Rehearsal August 16, 1974 01. Promised Land (motherfucker Version) – August 16 1974 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – August 16 1974 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) # 2 – August 16 1974 04. Promised Land # 2 – August 16 1974 05. Fever – Sept. 1974  06. Aubrey –  Sherrill Nielsen: Lead Vocal Assistance By Elvis  – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show 07. Monologue: Elvis Talks About Maternity Suit Filed Against Him – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show 08. Monologue: Elvis Speaks Out On Drugs! – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show 09. Hawaiian Wedding Song / Dialogue  – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show 10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Sept. 2 1974 Closing Show.

Tracks Rough Cut Diamonds Vol. 2 (all unique mixes):

01. If I Were You – Undubbed Master 02. Help Me Make It Through The Night – Undubbed Master 03. Until It’s Time For You To Go – Undubbed Master 04. It’s Only Love – Edited Undubbed Master 05. We Can Make The Morning – Master Unique Mix  06. Heart Of Rome – Undubbed Master 07. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – Undubbed Master 08. Mary In The Morning – Undubbed Master 09. Rags To Riches – Undubbed Master 10. The Sound Of Your Cry – Edited Undubbed Master 11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Duet With Temple Riser 12. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Undubbed Master.

Tracks Play It Hot: 

01. Maybelline – August 20 1955 02. That’s All Right – August 20 1955 03. Baby Let’s Play House – August 20 1955 04. Tweedle Dee – April 30 1955  05. Hound Dog  – December 15 1956 06. Million Dollar Radio Spot Just A Little Talk With Jesus Don’t Forbid Me You Belong To My Heart 07. Old Shep – Take 5 08. I Got A Woman 09. Blue Moon / Young Love / Happy Day 10. When It Rains It Really Pours 11. Blue Christmas 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight 13. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin 14. Baby What’s Wrong / Peter Gunn Theme 15. Love Me 16. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 17. Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town track 08 – 17 June 24 1968 Rehearsal.


’68 Comeback Special - TeeVee Treasures

And finally, the ’’68 Comeback Special - TeeVee Treasures’ 3-LP / 5-CD deluxe box-set was re-issued once more on green and red vinyl. This re-issue is limited to 100 copies.




April 10 - Charts April 2021 - Week 2

The weekly global Elvis Presley chart updates. Elvis is listed on the U.S. Billboard and Official U.K. charts with three titles, all climbing a few spots on the chart. 

U.S. Billboard charts:

  • Billboard Top 200 Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ climbed from #154 to #147. 
  • Billboard Top Christian Album chart: ‘Elvis: Ultimate Gospel’ climbed from #47 to #44. 
  • Billboard Top Rock Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ climbed from #28 to #26. 
  • Billboard Top Country Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ climbed from #16 to #15. 

Official U.K. charts:

  • Official Album Top 100 chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ climbed from #68 to #56.
  • Official Streaming Album Top 100 chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ climbed from #53 to #44.
  • Official Country Compilations chart:’From Elvis In Nashville’ climbed from #7 to #6. 

(Source: Official Chart Company / UK Mix Forum)

April 07 - Elvis Summer of ’56

A new DVD (re-issue) entitled ‘Elvis Summer of ’56’ is due later this year. 

Synopsis: The beginning of an outstanding career and the end of innocence for Elvis Presley. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

April 03 - Preview Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel

Here is a little preview of the the upcoming 'Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel' by Chris Miskiewicz and Michael Shelfer as just debuted on the Z2 and Rolling Stone websites. 

Synopsis: From the history-making Sun Studio to television sets across the nation, the trials and tribulations of Elvis Presley are explored in graphic detail by authors Chris Miskiewicz (Grateful Dead: Origins) and Marvel Comics artist Michael Shelfer and support of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

'Elvis: The Graphic Novel' will be released August 2021 in standard hardcover and softcover editions. A limited deluxe hardcover edition will also be released and come with a “blue suede” slipcase, three high-quality prints, and a limited-edition picture disc of Presley’s debut album; a super deluxe edition will come with all of that, plus a limited-edition giclee art print and each copy will be signed by the book’s creative team.

10 Years Later

The Memphis Mansion announced the release of the 2-CD and LP sets ‘10 Years Later’, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mansion. The first disc should contain songs by Elvis while the second disc holds songs from other artists who have a relation to the first 10 years of the Memphis Mansion. 

(Source: Z2 / Rolling Stone / Memphis mansion)









April 03 - Charts April 2021 - Week 1

The weekly global Elvis Presley chart update. ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ compilation re-entered the main U.S. album charts again. 

Billboard U.S. charts:

  • Billboard Album Top 200 chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ re-entry #154. 
  • Billboard Top Christian Album chart: ‘Elvis: Ultimate Gospel’ dropped from #41 to #47. 
  • Billboard Top Rock Album Top chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ re-entry #28. 
  • Billboard Top Country Album Top chart: ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ re-entry #16. 

Official U.K. charts:

  • Official Album Top 100 chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ dropped from #61 to #68. 
  • Official Streaming Album Top 100 chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ dropped from #52 to #53.
  • Official Country Compilation Album chart: ‘From Elvis in Nashville’ climbed from #9 to #7. 
  • Official Music DVD chart: 'The Complete Story' re-entry at #34.
(Source: Official Chart Company / UK Mix Forum)




April 02 - The Dream Project

The Victrola import label announced the release of the LP 'Elvis' The Dream Project' featuring a selection of songs, recorded live between February 1972 and March 1975 in Las Vegas.

From the press release: The first renewed Victrola label vinyl project is arriving! Of course it is not the usual re-release, but a fresh new project in the completely upgraded sound! All songs have been restored, remixed into stereo and we bet you will love the result!

Anne Nixon, who is a very famous Elvis fan, said it all: "Seeing and hearing Elvis live is a happening in itself. No gramophone record can reflect the sound of Elvis' voice as he sounded in the real life. The dynamic range and the power that came with his voice were never captured like people really experienced it live."

Being with Elvis in Las Vegas is like having a private concert. Nowadays there are countless recordings of Elvis' shows, and with this project we want to try to show you how it was to experience the real Elvis live in Las Vegas as had you been there in person.

We are aware of the soundboard recordings of Elvis, but quite often they are instrumentally incomplete, or the strong bass or heavy orchestra are overbearing the other instruments in the sound mix. Our dream was to restore this unique collection of live songs that Elvis performed during his Vegas years to their fullest glory. In this project we used the 1970 "On Stage" album as a template and we dreamt of what an original Elvis album would have looked like in the mid 70s. It was clearly noticeable throughout this project is how well Elvis really did sing on stage, and how immaculate the arrangements of the songs were.

That combination and Elvis' unbelievable charisma made everything sound right. Sometimes Elvis did two shows in one night in front of 2500 people during the span of one month. This would be almost the same as performing at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City during four consecutive weeks.

Our release is planned for May 2021. If you have enjoyed our previous CD issues, we believe that you will love our first vinyl project as well. All selections sound fresh and lively like never before! 

Side A: If You Talk In Your Sleep (August 1974) - My Boy (March 1975) - I’m Leavin' (August 1974) - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (August 1974) - It's Midnight (August 1974) - Promised Land (March 1975)

Side B: Trouble (September 1973) - Proud Mary (August 1974) - Down In The Alley (August 1974) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (January 1974) - Big Boss Man (March 1975) - Hound Dog (February 1972) - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (March 1975).

Award

Elvis Presley was awarded another Silver B.P.I. Award in the U.K. for selling over 200,000 copies (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales) of the single ‘Return To Sender’ since it’s re-release on November 19th 2004.

(Source: Facebook / Phoenix Elvis Forum)

April 02 - Gordon Minto Reviewed Elvis Day By Day 2020

Renowned author and Elvis expert Gordon Minto reviewed my book 'Elvis Day by Day 2020 - The Year In Review' and made some interesting observations on the - state of the - Elvis world today. 

2020 The Year In Review

The year 2020 may have been like no other in living memory for just about everyone in the world, gripped as it was in the midst of a global pandemic, with a corresponding impact on every aspect of our lives and a tragic loss of life, but in the Elvis world – delays to releases notwithstanding - things were pretty much business as usual, as Kees Mouwen’s second volume in the Elvis Day By Day series chronicles in what is, at times, depressing detail.  

Don’t get me wrong: like its predecessor, this book – all 300 pages of it – drawn from Mouwen’s daily blog, is an interesting and useful round-up guide to just how much Elvis stuff is available out there, and the author carries out his mission well, ably assisted by a number of well informed (and fully acknowledged) contributions from Piers Beagley and Nigel Patterson of the Australian Elvis Information Network website. And his summation of the major – and minor - releases and events in 2020 is thorough. The book is colourful and easily accessible, though some of the images used are dull – not helped by the use of matte paper, I suspect – though that is of secondary importance overall, as it’s the information that is of primary importance.  

Personally, I would like to have seen a greater editorial rigour applied to how much space was allocated to certain products or reports, for not all entries are equally deserving, I believe. For example, reproducing countless detailed live concert reviews (issued on CD, either as bootlegs or FTD soundboards) and the ever-increasing ‘limited edition’ vinyl releases of old titles, hardly warrants multiple pages of comment. I would also like to see a clearer distinction made between what the producers of a product say (the inevitable advertising hype) and what constitutes an objective review – perhaps by using italics or different colored font? Equally, I think some of the entries are spurious and could have been omitted. For example, who cares that Bono, of U2, thinks that ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ ranks fifteenth in his list of ’60 songs that saved my life’? Oh dear! Pretentious or what! (That’s Bono, not the author, by the way!) 

Yet, unintentionally perhaps, Kees’ decision to diarise such events into a book form has turned a spotlight on what I think is a serious issue and one which has made me think carefully about the whole Elvis ‘scene’. Yes, I knew there was a lot of stuff out there but had no real comprehension of just how extensive it was – and this book only relates to 2020! There’s no reason to suppose that 2021 will be any different.  

Truly, when browsing through the myriad of news items and countless releases (CDs, books, DVDs, a welter of vinyl releases – many of them promoted as ‘limited editions’) and peripheral information (anniversaries and other minutiae), I was not only taken aback, but actually found myself quite depressed at the degree to which the Elvis brand has been hijacked and exploited by all and sundry. Product relating to Elvis – some of it only tangentially – is being manufactured on an industrial scale – and I’ve not even factored in stuff bearing Elvis’s image pedalled by the ever-thrifty EPE. Incidentally, with respect, I would take issue with the legend on the front cover which says that this is ‘a yearbook about him’. Actually, it’s not.  Essentially, it’s a yearbook about how many people have chosen to produce merchandise of whatever sort (and quality) as a means of making money out of his name. I can almost hear Colonel Parker whooping ‘Attaboy!’

The Elvis fiefdom is often referred to as a ‘broad church’, encompassing a wide range of interests and tastes – and, for once, I think the religious connotations are relevant – as, to my mind, a great deal of the product written about here borders on being sacrilegious in that it only serves the vanity and greed of those peddling what are gratuitous and pointless releases. For example, I love Don Robertson’s songs and Elvis’s sensitive handling of them but who, for Christ’s sake, needs a vinyl EP of some of them? And who is actually going to play them, as opposed to listening to a CD or even a downloaded version? 

And it is this re-kindled and irrational love affair with vinyl (bordering on the obsessional, in my view) and producing it in every conceivable color and format that runs like a main artery throughout the whole book. As a former serious collector of U.K. vinyl (who needs no reminder of  how irrational, addictive and expensive such collecting can be!), I find myself genuinely dismayed that new (and old) collectors are being beguiled by the idea of collecting what are either quirky and questionable re-treads or revised compilations – each which comes with a hefty price tag, I might add - when much of it is junk and will, like last week’s papers, be quickly worthless.  

Now I realise that some people will radically disagree with my view of this, arguing - quite rightly, I suppose – that this a free market and that within the law people can buy and sell what they want. Except that it isn’t. It’s anything but free: it is highly costly, even if you only buy a small amount of the stuff on offer. Of course, supporters of the free market would claim that this comes down to individual choice – which, admittedly, is hard to challenge. The fact is, though - as even a cursory glance at the author’s detailed overview amply illustrates - the Elvis market is saturated and my chief concern is that worthwhile product (of which there is still quite a bit - and not simply confined to official sources) that offers entirely new or a different angle, boasting decent production values, risks being swamped and so lost.  

Of course, what I need to make absolutely clear here is that this isn’t Kees Mouwen’s fault in any regard (no more than we should blame crime reporters for writing about an upsurge in crime) and is certainly no reflection on the merits of his book which simply sets out to chronicle faithfully events from the relevant time-frame – and succeeds. However, seeing it all laid out in such graphic detail did make me feel rather uneasy – and queasy.  

One of the main things we can extrapolate from this book is that there is virtually no control of the Elvis market – nor can there be, of course. It is largely unregulated, and anyone is free to produce and retail whatever they want, irrespective of merit. And lest you think that this is a direct swipe at bootleggers or other third parties, it’s certainly not, for some of their product is imaginative and worthwhile. Indeed, it is fair to say that some people have expressed similar anxieties regarding the amount of material marketed by FTD – which far exceeds its original concept and planned release schedule – and contributes to the strain on the financial resources of many collectors.  

In conclusion, despite my reservations, this book represents a useful adjunct to the ever-growing library of Elvis-related literature. If you are a regular visitor to the many websites and blogs, then this may not hold much appeal, but as someone who is very cautious about accessing social media platforms - and concerned how they have infiltrated and influenced our lives (much of negatively, sad to say) - distilled into book form, I found it instructive.  

© Gordon Minto – April 2021


Elvis Day by Day 2020 is available at:

The book is available at the >>> Memphis Mansion online shop.

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The book comes in two editions, just like the 2019 edition, a paperback version and a hardback. The latter, a bit more expensive as it is made print-on-demand', comes with 24 bonus pages holding 8 additional reviews. 

Hardcover edition available >>> from Blurb


More reviews

More reviews and previews are available on the >>> Day Bay Day 2020 page. 


Elvis U.K. 3

Gordon Minto's latest book, 'ELVIS UK3 - The Ultimate Guide to Elvis Presley British CD Releases 1983-2005' is available from his website >>> Elvis U.K. Books.



April 01 - A Monster Release?

The upcoming 400-page book 'Elvis Portraits: A Life in Photos' by Erik Lorenzen and Robert van Beek will be released April 12th. 

Synopsis: The book features over 400 publicity photos taken from 1953 to 1977, spread over approximately 400 pages. The selection includes material from famous photographers such as: Alfred Wertheimer, William Speer, Sean Shaver, Virgil Apger and others.

Elvis vs. JXL Again?

Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL - who remixed 'A Little Less Conversation' in 2002 - composed the movie's epic score, but the Godzilla vs Kong soundtrack also contains a handful of songs, including Elvis Presley's 'Loving Arms'. 

The Screenrants website noted: When Monarch begins its journey to Antarctica with Kong shackled aboard one of the ships, Elvis Presley's 'Loving Arms' plays. It's an incredible song that ties to Kong's current predicament; he lost his freedom, is far away from home, and is in chains. On top of all that, all Kong wants is to be somewhere he feels comfortable, which, for his entire life, was Skull Island.

(Source: The Elvis Files / Screenrant)