August 23 - Silver Screen Treasures

A new 5 CD set, entitled "Silver Screen Treasures" has been announced. 

From the press-release:
This marvelous 5 cd set is something special. With 5 individual jewelcases, packed in an LP-sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of CD /vinyl packaging. Something deluxe!

This release features mostly alternate versions from all of Elvis movie sessions during 1962-1965. A fantastic release with a lot of surprises, in a fantastic sound and running order. Last but not least is disc 5, featuring (mostly) rejected acetates of songs written for Elvis movies but (mostly) were never used.

“Silver Screen Treasures” features:

CD 1 - It Happened At The World’s Fair:
Take Me To The Fair (Take 1 - 3) - Beyond The Bend (Take 2) - Happy Ending (Take 8 - Master) - Cotton Candy Land (Take 1 - 4) - Happy Ending (Take 6) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Take 1) - A World Of Our Own (Master) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 7) - Happy Ending (Take 9  - Master - Movie Version) - I’m Falling In Love Tonight (Take 7 & 6) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 3 & 2) - Relax (Take 12 & 13 - Master) - One Broken Heart For Sale (Take 1 - Master - Movie Version)


Fun In Acapulco:
Fun In Acapulco (Master) - El Toro (Spliced Master) - I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (Take 15) - The Bullfighter Was A Lady (Take 10) - Vino, Dinero Y Amor (Take 1) - Bossa Nova Baby (Take 2) - Guadalajara (Vocal Overdub - Take 4) - You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (Take 4) - Mexico (Take 7) - Bossa Nova Baby (Extended Master) - Marguerita (Take 7 & 6) - Guadalajara (Vocal Overdub - Take 2) - Vino, Dinero Y Amor (Movie Version) - No Room To Rhumba (Movie Version)

CD 2 - Viva Las Vegas:
Viva Las Vegas (Demo Arrangement Take 1) - Santa Lucia (Master) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 2) - Night Life (Unedited - Take 14 - Master) - C’mon Everybody (Record Version - Take 2 & 3) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 2) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 8) - You’re The Boss (Take 3) - Night Life (Take 3) - Do The Vega (Take 7 - No Echo Master) - Yellow Rose Of Texas (Take 9) / The Eyes Of Texas - Today Tomorrow & Forever (Take 3 & 4) - What’d I Say (Take 3) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Movie Version) - Today Tomorrow & Forever (Edited Movie Version - Viva Las Vegas (Movie Version)

Kissin’ Cousins: Kissin’ Cousins No2 (Edited Master) - Once Is Enough (Master) - Anyone Could Fall In Love With You (Master) - Cathcin’ On Fast (Master) - One Boy Two Little Girls (Master) - Tender Feeling (Master) - Kissin’ Cousins (Hillbilly - Vocal Overdub - Take 1 - Master) - Smokey Mountain Boy (Movie Version) - There’s Gold In The Mountain (Movie Version) - One Boy Two Little Girls (Movie Version) - Once Is Enough (Movie Version) - Barefoot Ballad (Movie Version) - Kissin’ Cousins (Movie Version)

CD - Roustabout:
Hard Knocks (Movie Version - Vocal Overdub - Take 4 - Master) - Roustabout (Vocal Overdub - Take 13) - I’m A Roustabout (Take 10 - Stereo Version) - Carny Town (Master) - It’s A Wonderful World (Master) - Poison Ivy League (Movie Version) - Little Egypt (Take 21 - Master) - One Track Heart (Master) - Roustabout (Vocal Overdub - Take 6) - Big Love Big Heartache (Movie Version) - It’s Carnival Time (Movie Version - Take 12) - Wheels On My Heels (Movie Version) - There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon (Overdubbed Movie Edit) - Roustabout (Movie Version) - Little Egypt (Movie Version)

Girl Happy:
Girl Happy (Take 4) - I’ve Got To Find My Baby (Edited Master) - Puppet On A String (Take 7) - Do The Clam (Master) - Wolf Call (Edited Master) - Do Not Disturb (Take 35) - Spring Fever (Take 1 - 4) - Puppet On A String (Take 10) - Starting Tonight (Master) - Cross My Heart And Hope To Die (Take 8 & 6) - The Meanest Girl In Town (Take 4 - 6) - Puppet On A String (Take 11 - Master) - Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (Movie Version) - Spring Fever (Composite Movie Master) - Girl Happy (Movie Version) - Wolf Call (Movie Version)

Tickle Me:
Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Take 1) - Slowly But Surely (Take 1) - I’m Yours (Composite Master) - Night Rider (Take 1) - It Feels So Right (Movie Version)

CD - Tickle Me:
Long Lonely Highway (Movie Version) - Put The Blame On Me (Movie Version) - (Such An) Easy Question (Movie Version)

Harum Scarum:
Hey Little Girl (Take 4 & 5 - Master) - Shake That Tambourine (Take 14 - 16) - Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 1 & 2) - Golden Coins (Take 1, 2 & 4) - So Close, Yet So Far (Take 2 & 3) - My Desert Serenade (Take 1 & 10) - Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 4) - Animal Instinct (Take 3 & 4) - Kismet (Take 1 - 5 - Master) - So Close, Yet So Far (Take 4) - Harem Holiday (Take 2) - Mirage (Vocal Overdub Spliced Master) - Go East Young Man (Vocal Overdub Spliced Master)

Frankie & Johnny:
Frankie & Johnny (Master) - What Every Woman Lives For (Master) - Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (Master) - Beginner’s Luck (Master With Extra Intro) - Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (Take 9) - Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (Take 1) - Look Out Broadway (Take 9) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 4 & 5) - Shout It Out (Take 1) - Chesay (Take 4) - Come Along (Movie Version) - Hard Luck (Movie Version)

CD - The Demo Acetates - Fun In Acapulco:
Fun In The Sun - Fun In Acapulco - Bottoms Up - Make My Marguerita - Viva Las Vegas: Night Life - I Need Somebody To Lean On - Don’t Fool A Fool In Love - Sweet Dreams Baby - Kissin’ Cousins: Kissin Cousins No3 - Roustabout: Hard Knocks - You Can’t Hate Me For That - Harum Scarum: Wisdom Of The Ages - A Slave To Your Kiss - Frankie & Johnny: Mississippi Sue - Better Believe It Baby - My Gypsy Heart - My Bittersweet - You’re For Me - Paradise Hawaiian Style: Kamehemea - Spinout: Classy Chassy - You Can’t Win ‘Em All - Messed Up World - Double Trouble: Just U Wait And See - Please Stay Out Of My Dreams - Easy Come Easy Go: Easy Come Easy Go - Love On The Rocks - Bonus Song - Viva Las Vegas: This Way To Paradise

Disc 5 - The Demo Acetates

When a new Elvis movie was created, Colonel Parker used to ask several songwriters to write songs for the movie. Mostly The Colonel gave them a title or a description of the scene and the songwriters understood what kind of a song The Colonel needed. 

These so called ‘demos’ were then recorded (at expenses of the songwriters) on an acetate disc and send to The Colonel for approval. Obviously there was concurrence between the different songwriters, some of the songs were rejected, some were actually recorded by Elvis.

The actual demos are unique, mostly there were only one or two acetates made and due to the material (wax on a metal plate) they were very fragile and could only be played a few times. This CD contains newly discovered demo recordings, all of these recordings were recorded and written for the Elvis movies. Some were not used for obvious reasons, simply because they were not good enough, and some u can actually imagine Elvis singing them. “Fun In Acapulco” is almost a copy of the demo, except for some lyrics that were changed during the recording.

Most of these acetates come from the Dolores Fuller collection and were written by her and composed by Ben Weissman, except for “Fun In Acapulco” (Ben Weisman/Sid Wayne), “Nightlife” (Giant/Baume/Kaye), “I Need Somebody To Lean On” (Pomus/Shuman) and “Love On The Rocks” (Tepper/Bennett). Sit back and enjoy! Some of these songs might turn out to be completely different then you expect.

Fun In Acapulco 
01 Fun In The Sun 
02 Fun In Acapulco 
03 Bottoms Up 
04 Make My Marguerita

Viva Las Vegas 
05 Night Life 
06 I Need Somebody To Lean On
07 Don’t Fool A Fool In Love 
08 Sweet Dreams Baby 

Kissin’ Cousins 
09 Kissin Cousins No3 

Roustabout 
10 Hard Knocks 
11 You Can’t Hate Me For That 

Harum Scarum 
12 Wisdom Of The Ages 
13 A Slave To Your Kiss

Frankie & Johnny 
14 Mississippi Sue 
15 Better Believe It Baby 
16 My Gypsy Heart 
17 My Bittersweet 
18 You’re For Me 

Paradise Hawaiian Style 
19 Kamehemea 

Spinout 
20 Classy Chassy 
21 You Can’t Win ‘Em All 
22 Messed Up World 

Double Trouble 
23 Just U Wait And See 
24 Please Stay Out Of My Dreams

Easy Come Easy Go 
25 Easy Come Easy Go
26 Love On The Rocks

Viva Las Vegas Bonus: 
27 This Way To Paradise

(Source: FECC)

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