December 07 - Pot Luck CD Exhibitions

The Hallmark budgetlabel announced the release of their version of  "Pot Luck". This re-issue is due January 01, 2013.


Two New Exhibits to Open at Graceland in 2013

Throughout 2013, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis will be honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with two new exhibits exploring various sides of Presley’s career including films, music, touring and more.

Elvis' Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!
“Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!” will open for the public in January in conjunction with the Elvis 2013 Birthday Celebration on January 8. The exhibit celebrates Elvis’ love for Hawaii and the 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii.” Guests will be able to experience Elvis’ Hawaii and see why it was one of his favorite places to vacation. The exhibit also features both of the American Eagle jumpsuits he wore in January of 1973. Other artifacts in the exhibit include items such as the gold lamé jacket he wore in his first Hawaiian concert in 1957, one of the tiki mugs that Col. Parker had made for promotion of “Blue Hawaii,” the crown and pendant given to Elvis during the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert,  movie memorabilia from films “Blue Hawaii” and “Paradise, Hawaiian-Style," footage from his “Aloha from Hawaii” television special, rarely-seen photos, and never-before-seen footage of Elvis’ first Hawaiian concert from the Graceland archives and more. 


Elvis: Live from Vegas
“Elvis: Live from Vegas” opens on March 1 and will allow guests to experience Las Vegas through the eyes of Elvis Presley. The exhibit will feature part of the 30-foot marquee Col. Parker had made to stand outside the New Frontier Hotel in 1957 and the first jumpsuit worn on-stage by Elvis in 1970.  Other jumpsuits featured in the exhibit include Elvis’ Leather and Chains suit worn in August of 1970,  Elvis’ three-piece Spanish Flower suit worn in 1972, and Elvis’ I Got Lucky jumpsuit that was worn in 1970. From the first time the King of Rock ‘n’ roll stepped foot on-stage in Vegas through his triumphant return in 1969 and beyond, this exhibit captures all of the excitement and energy that is Elvis in Las Vegas.

Midnight Delight 

The Touchdown import label released the CD "Midnight Delight" containing the August 19, 1975 Dinner show as recorded from the audience at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Charts
  • 'It's Christmas Time' rises from #80 to #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 15th December, 2012 selling some 13,150 units. Total sales to date: 1,444,704 units. It also rises from #11 to #7 on the Catalog Album Chart and drops from #15 to #17 on the Holiday Album Chart.
  • 'The Classic Christmas Album' drops from #159 to #163 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart selling some 5,375 units. Total sales to date: 22,937 units. It also rises from #22 to #19 on the Country Album Chart.
  • 'Elvis Christmas' re-enters the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #192 with sales of 4,767 units. Total sales to date: 610,528 units.
  • 'Blue Christmas' jumps from #15 to #13 on the Holiday Songs Chart; drops from #22 to #23 on the Holiday Airplay Chart and also appears on the Country Digital Songs Chart and Rock Digital Songs Chart both in the #30 position. It also appears at #157 on the Hot Digital Songs Chart with sales of 11,263 downloads. Total downloads to date: 476,149. 
  • The "The Real … Elvis" CD dropped from #62 to #65 on the Irish Album chart.
  • The "Prince  From Another Planet"  dropped off the Belgian Album chart and is no longer listed on any chart.
Re-issues

Just released is a limited edition import re-issue of the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Presley Christmas Album'. This release is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and is limited to 500 copies. It features the original 1970 tracklisting plus 12 bonus tracks. 

From the press-release:
Elvis Presley has recently been awarded his first Diamond Award for the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (CAL 2428). The original version of this album (LOC 1035) was the fourth album by Presley released in October, 1957 on RCA Victor Records and the music was recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It now certified as 3 X Platinum by the RIAA.
Elvis' Christmas Album. Camden, 1970 : 10,000,000 sales Diamond award.
The original Elvis' Christmas Album was out of print by the late 1960s. Interest in the album prompted RCA to re-release it in an altered version on its budget label RCA Camden in November, 1970. This version eliminated the four gospel tracks from the Peace in the Valley EP and added the 1966 holiday single 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas', along with the 1970 non-seasonal 'Mama Liked the Roses', issued as the flip to Elvis' top ten single 'The Wonder of You'. With ten tracks and a shorter running time, it fit the standard for the budget label issues.
The initial cover of this revised version echoed that of the 1958 reissue, except a more recent mid-60s vintage photograph with Elvis wearing a blue racing jacket with two white stripes on the left was used from the set of the 1967 movie Speedway. The album was also released in the UK with an album cover that featured Elvis' face from the 1970 Camden release in a circle in the middle surrounded in white with the title and the song selections in red. Although many, many christmas compilations were released on CD, the 1970 Camden album with it's original cover was never released on shinny silver disc. Until now.....
With it's original artwork and liner notes this is the 2012 christmas release to add to your CD collection. Besides the original album tracks we added some great bonus material, for optimal ‘christmas' pleasure!

Tracklisting:

Blue Christmas - Silent Night - White Christmas - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - I'll Be Home For Christmas - If Everyday Was Like Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Mama Liked The Roses
Bonus Songs:
It Won´t Seem Like Christmas (Take 7) - If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Take 8) - Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (Take 10) - Silver Bells - I´ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Take 8) - On A Snowy Christmas NIght - O Come All Ye Faithful (Take 1) - The First Noel (Vocal Overdub) - Merry Christmas Baby (Edited) - Mama Liked The Roses (Harmony Vocal Overdub) - Winter Wonderland (New Remastered VErsion) - The Wonderful World Of Christmas (Vocal Overdub)

That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album 

Just released is a limited edition import re-issue of the That's The Way It Is recordings entitled "That's The Way It Is: The Alternate Album" CD presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

Tracklisting:
I Just Can't Help Believin' (Rehearsal) - Twenty Days & Twenty Nights (Unedited Master) - How The Web Was Woven (Strings Overdub Master) - Patch It Up (Unedited Alternate Master) - Mary In The Morning (Overdub Master) - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Unedited Brass - Strings Overdub Master) - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Brass - Strings Overdub Master) - I´ve Lost You (Undubbed Master) - Just Pretend (Unedited Overdubbed Master) - Stranger In The Crowd (Unedited Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master) - The Next Step Is Love (Unedited Brass - Strings Overdubbed Master) - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 5) - I've Lost You (Brass - Strings Overdubbed Master) - Mary In The Morning (Undubbed Master - Take 5) - Stranger In The Crowd (Rehearsal) - How The Web Was Woven (Backup Vocal Overdub Master) - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Rehearsal) - The Next Step Is Love (Undubbed Master) - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Undubbed Unrepaired Master) - Just Pretend (Undubbed Master)

Inspirations Gospel Album

The 1980 K-Tel release has been re-released as a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

From the press-release:
Back in the early 1980s the K-Tel label released some great Elvis compilation albums. All their releases were advertised on radio and TV, so the impact was huge. Most of the albums became gold or platinum award winning albums. With these great albums many fans were first introduced to the wonderful music of Elvis Presley. The 1980 gospel album Inspirations, is, perhaps, the most successful K-tel album that was released at the time. With it's beautiful painted cover and excellent tracklist, this is one of the best Elvis gospel compilation albums ever released. And now, 32 years after it's release, it's finally available on CD, for all the fans who will treasure their first memory of Elvis' music, and for those who, simply, want a great Elvis gospel album! The CD release of Inspirations is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and limited to only 300 copies!

Tracklisting:
Crying In The Chapel - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - A Thing Called Love - Bosom Of Abraham - In My Father's House - An Evening Prayer - Amazing Grace - How Great Thou Art - Lead Me, Guide Me - The Impossible Dream - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Mansion Over The Hilltop - Padre - Where Could I Go But To The Lord - He Is My Everything - Somebody Bigger Than You And I - He Touched Me - Known Only To Him

Bonus Songs:
A Thing Called Love (Rehearsal) - Amacing Grace (Take 2 - Without Backup Vocals) - Micacle Of The Rosary (1978 Mix) - An Evening Prayer (1978 Mix) - Known Only To Him (1978 Mix) - How Great Thou Art (1978 Mix) - Miracle Of The Rosary (Take 4 - Unedited Undubbed Master)

Easy Come, Easy Go

The Camden original "Easy Come, Easy Go was re-issued as a bootleg in a deluxe 6 panel digipack.

Tracklisting:

C´mon Everybody - A Whistling Tune - I´ll Be There - I Love Only One Girl - Easy Come, Easy Go - Santa Lucia - Tonight Is So Right For Love - Guadalajara - Angel - A Little Less Conversation - Fallow That Dream - Long Legged Girl

Bonus Songs:
It Won´t Be Long (Take 5) - Night Life (Take 3 - Inklusive 'Count In') - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 21 - Alternate Master) - Wonderful World (Take 7) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 1 + 2) - Without Love (Take 5 - Undubbed Master)

(Source: EPE / Elvis Australia / The Elvis Express)

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