September 02 - Las Vegas’ Voice

The Rock Legends import-label release "Las Vegas’ Voice: Volume One" containing the February 2, 1974, Midnight Show performance as recorded at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.

Tracks: 
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Trying To Get To You - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Johnny B. Goode - 09. Hound Dog - 10. Fever - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Killing Me Softly ( featuring Voice ) - 13. Spanish Eyes - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can't Stop Loving You - 18. Help Me - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Let Me Be There ( with two reprises ) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp 

(Source: Elvis Aktuell)

September 01 - Elvis - An Army Trilogy: Volume 2

Andreas Roth, author of the 2004 book "The Ultimate Elvis In Munich Book" announced the release of "Elvis - An Army Trilogy: Volume 2" with September 2015 as the release-date. The hardcover book should contain 300 rare photos and documents on 240 pages. 

(Source: Various)

August 29 - Next - Stop Fayetteville

The Graceland Record import-label announced the release of the 3 CD set "Next - Stop Fayetteville" containing performances from August 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1976 as recorded from the audience at the Cumberland County Memorial, Fayetteville, NC.

From the press-release:
We all have said it once or twice, “You should have been there, it was amazing, and you should have heard it. Wow! Guess what… You can, really? Yes! Graceland Records label managed once again a rare momentum. This time it’s not just one show, but 3 complete and previously unreleased concerts. They were not available in any form – until now!

Rumours lingered about only a few songs he sang on the 3th of August 1976, but nobody heard it since that day. Nothing was known about these 3 concerts, no recorded evidence, no track listings available, too. Just rumours. These 3 concerts are definitively rare and also very good, for the hot summer of 1976!

Highlights: All 3 Concerts!
On August 3rd, Elvis is in good mood and the audience really joins in. Elvis loves it and interacts tremendously! Wow! Best moments of this show: America The Beautiful (with reprised last part), Love Letters, Hawaiian Wedding Song and very rare (unusual for summer of 1976) performance of An American Trilogy!

On 4th, Elvis was looking forward to perform again and he gave a hell of show, playing off the roof. Great moments: And I Love You So, America The Beautiful (with reprised last part) and two full performances of Hurt.

The August 5th was closing show of whole tour and last ever Elvis show in Fayetteville. Elvis makes sure the people from Fayetteville will remember that he was there, giving another fantastic performance. Best songs: America The Beautiful (with reprised ending), Jailhouse Rock, Love Letters and Hurt (with reprised last part).

Speaking about somewhat up and down shows of summer '76, this is certainly Elvis at his best. Those 3 shows are definitely „up” and far from being „down”.

These rare audience recordings came from a non fan, who recorded it since he believed it was historical moment. At Graceland Records we are very grateful since these are almost beyond par the best concerts of the 1976 Bicentennial tour, I very good sound !

This special summer set is presented in 3CD-digipack, in slipcase, with great 44-page booklet filled with many rare photos (some are presented for the very first time) of Elvis on stage in Fayetteville.
You can't go wrong with this set. If you know the Graceland Records releases, you’ll will love this !

CD1 – August 3rd, 1976
01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. And I Love You So 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 18. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 19. Love Letters 20. School Day 21. Hurt (with reprise) 22. Hound Dog (incomplete) 23. Love Me Tender 24. Hawaiian Wedding Song 25. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) 26. An American Trilogy 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp

CD2 – August 4th, 1976
01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. And I Love You So 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme- Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 20. Love Letters 21. School Day 22. Hurt #1 23. Hurt #2 24. Hound Dog 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song 26. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland) 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp

CD3 – August 5th, 1976
01. Opening: Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. All Shook Up 06. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 07. Love Me Tender 08. Fever 09. America The Beautiful (with reprise) 10. Jailhouse Rock 11. Band Introductions 12. Early Morning Rain 13. What'd I Say 14. Johnny B. Goode 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 16. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 17. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme- Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 20. Love Letters 21. School Day 22. Hurt (with reprise) 23. Hound Dog 24. Can't Help Falling In Love 25. Closing Vamp 

(Source: FECC)

August 28 - Classic Vinyl And #1 In Ireland

Two “classic” albums have been re-issued on CD. The first is Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut album, the second is the best selling “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation. Both come on 180Gr. vinyl. 

Tracks Elvis Presley:
Side 1: Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One-Sided Love Affair - I Love You Because - Just Because
Side 2: Tutti Frutti - Tryin' To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') - Blue Moon - Money Honey.

Tracks ELVIS 30 # 1 Hits: 
Side 1: Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Too Much - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock
Side 2: Don't - Hard Headed Woman - One Night - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (alternate take) - A Big Hunk O' Love - Stuck On You - It's Now Or Never
Side 3: Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Wooden Heart – Surrender - (Marie's The Name) His Latest - Can't Help Falling In Love - Good Luck Charm - She's Not You - Return To Sender - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
Side 4: Crying In The Chapel - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - The Wonder Of You (alternate version) - Burning Love - Way Down - A Little Less Conversation (JXL remix)

Charts
  • The 4-DVD-Box “Music Legends: Elvis Presley” climbed from #2 to #1 on the Irish Music DVD chart. 
  • The CD “The Real... Elvis“ climbed from #75 to#50 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • The “The Essential Elvis Presley“ dropped from #15 to #35 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
  • The DVD "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" dropped off the Australian Music DVD chart from last week’s position at #10.
  • The “The Essential Elvis Presley” climbed from #43 to #30 on the Australian Catalogue  Album chart.
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" dropped off the Official UK Album Top 100 Chart from last week’s position at #87. The album also dropped off the Official UK Sales Top 100 from last week’s poison at #92. 
  • The 6-DVD-Box "The Elvis Collection" re-entered the Official Music DVD chart at #42.
(Source: Elvis Aktuell/ The King's World / Official UK Chart Company)

August 26 - Burning Hot Tonight

The Straight Arrow import-label announced the release of "Burning Hot Tonight" containing an audience-recording of the August 24, 1972 Dinner Show performance, as recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

From the press-release:
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow single CD titled "Burning Hot Tonight", featuring the Las Vegas, August 24th, 1972 Dinner show. This is a previously unreleased mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. It is taken from a recently found source which has never been in circulation (however, an alternate recording in inferior quality is out there, but this new source is far better quality). Straight Arrow's sound man was able to improve the sound quality noticeably. Ask your local dealer for samples!

The dinner show from August 24th, 1972 is another topnotch performance by Elvis. He’s right in the middle of the engagement, with still about two weeks left, but he delivers the goods and puts his soul especially into the power ballads.

As usual, this release is presented in Straight Arrow's standard deluxe digipack with photos taken at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel in August/September 1972. It was designed by one of the best graphic artists in the Elvis world.

Tracks:
01. Announcement by Rex Martin - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. Johnny B. Goode - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Until It's Time For You To Go - 07. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Fever - 14. Love Me - 15. Blue Suede Shoes - 16. Heartbreak Hotel (with reprise) - 17. All Shook Up - 18. Little Sister / Get Back - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don' Be Cruel - 20. Hound Dog - 21. Love Me Tender - 22. Suspicious Minds - 23. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 24. My Way - 25. A Big Hunk O' Love - 26. An American Trilogy - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love.