November 26 - Wild Tiger For Christmas

The MxF label will release soon the second volume of “Wild Tiger in Concert'' entitled "Magnetic As Ever", featuring the Spokane, April 28, 1973 8.00 PM Show.

From the press-release:
The April Tour represent the first tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. The 1973 is still a rocking Elvis, but without doubt is the year when all the demons come to the surface, maybe everything has to change to remain the same…...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together a sensitive I’ll Remember you and nice super pop I’m Leaving. On stage is an impressive figure in Fire jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 13.000 lucky people attended at the two shows of Spokane. The running-time is about 60.00 minutes.

The show is unreleased almost complete, Johnny B.Goode is missing for the half. Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during the afternoon show. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a Christmas Card 12x12 cm. 
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Magnetic As Ever the status of unique. Don’t miss it! 

Track list As recorded live at Spokane Coliseum, April 28, 1973 8.00 PM.
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Steamroller Blues 07. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 08. Love Me 09. Blue Suede Shoes 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 12. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 13. I’m Leaving 14. Johnny B .Goode ( incomplete ) 15. Hound Dog 16. Fever 17. What Now My Love 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Introductions 20. I’ll Remember You 21. I Can’t Stop Loving You 22. An American Trilogy 23. A Big Hunk Of Love 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp.

Elvis Christmas Album

The Elvis One label announced a new release in the original album series. This time a 2 CD edition of "Elvis' Christmas Album" from the UK. It includes the original album tracks, alternate takes, alternate versions and more! It comes with 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information. As an extra bonus disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program (For radio stations only) from december 3, 1967. 

THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM; 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:24, 2. White Christmas 2:27, 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1:56, 4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 1:55, 5. Blue Christmas 2:09, 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 1:54, 7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2:37, 8. Silent Night 2:25, 9. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 3:21, 10. I Believe 2:05, 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 3:18, 12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 3:57

INSIDE ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM; 13. White Christmas (master with studio banter & count-in) 2:44, 14. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 4) 2:06, 15. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 5, 6, 8 & master) 5:11, 16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 6, 7, 8 & master) 5:03, 17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 9, 10, 11 & 12) 5:16, 18. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 1:55, 19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 2:37, 20. Special Message from Elvis / I’ll Be Home For Christmas, (Original version used for Elvis’ special Christmas program, december 3, 1967) 1:52

BONUS TRACKS; 21. Peace In The Valley (Live version) 1:47, 22. Elvis’ Christmas Album commercial (1957) 1:06 

STEREO MIXES & OTHER VERSIONS; (All these versions were released on official CD/Vinyl releases through the years) 23. Blue Christmas (Original electronic stereo version) 2:08, 24. Silent Night (Without piano intro) 2:14, 25. White Christmas (Repaired intro without finger-snap) 2:24, 26. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 1:55, 27. Silent Night (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 28. Blue Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:08, 29. White Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 30. Special Message from Elvis / Silent Night (Album version) 2:18

Please note:
* The Mono versions with echo from acetate are probably homemade. These versions where released on several bootleg cd’s. We’ve included it on this cd because of the different sound.

Elvis Sammlung 76

Volume 76 in the German "Elvis Sammlung" has been released in Germany. This volume contains the usual magazine, memorabilia reproductions and a mini-poster for "If Every Day Was Like Christmas".

(Source: FECC / Elvis Sammlung)