September 30 - The Final Silver Screen Performance

Sony release a preview of the upcoming cooperation between Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; "I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby". The album is due October 21, 2016. 

Listen here: http://elvisthemusic.com.

Silver Screen Treasures 1965 - 1969

Just released in the 6 CD set "Silver Screen Treasures 1965 - 1969". From the press-release:

With 5 individual jewelcases, packed in lp sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of cd/vinyl packaging. Something deluxe! In this second volume a sixth disc is included with uncut session parts, an interesting listening! 

This release features mostly alternate versions from all of Elvis movie sessions during 1965-1969. A fantastic release with a lot of surprises, in a fantastic sound and running order. Disc  5 contains mostly transfers directly from acetates, those were cut straight after or during the sessions, without any altering, mixing or overdubs. A very limited edition so get it while you can.

Disc 1
Paradise Hawaiian Style
01 A Dog’s Life / V.O # 1
02 Datin’ / V.O # 4
03 House Of Sand / V.O # 3
04 Scratch My Back / V.O # 1
05 Drums Of The Island / V.O # 3
06 Paradise, Hawaiian Style / V.O # 3
07 Sand Castles / Background Chorus Vocal Overdubbed Master # 1
08 Stop Where You Are / V.O # 3
09 This Is My Heaven / V.O # 5
10 Queenie Wahine’s Papaya / V.O # 3
Spinout
11 Spinout / # 1 & 2
12 Stop, Look Listen / # 6
13 Smorgasbord / # 2
14 Adam And Evil / # 16
15 Am I Ready / # 2
16 All That I Am / # 6
17 Beach Shack / # 3
18 Never Say Yes / Movie Version
19 I’ll Be Back / # 1 ♣
Double Trouble
20 Double Trouble / Binaurel Master
21 It Won’t Be Long / Binaurel Master
22 Could I Fall In Love / Binaurel Master
23 I Love Only One Girl / Binaurel Master
24 City By Night / Binaurel Master
25 There Is So Much World To See / Binaurel Master
26 Baby If You’ll Give Me All Your Love /
Binaurel Master
27 Long Legged Girl / Binaurel Master
28 Old Macdonald / Binaurel Master

Disc 2 
Easy Come Easy Go
01 Easy Come Easy Go / # 9 ♣
02 Yoga Is As Yoga Does / # 1
03 The Love Machine / # 14 ♣
Movie Version
04 She’s A Machine / # 14
05 Yoga Is As Yoga Does / # 2
06 Sing You Children / # 19
07 I’ll Take Love / # 1 & 2a
08 She’s A Machine / # 15 ♣
Record Version
09 Yoga Is As Yoga Does / # 3
10 Yoga Is As Yoga Does / # 4
11 You Gotta Stop / Movie Version
Clambake
12 Clambake / V.O # 3b
13 How Can You Loose What You Never Had /# 3
14 You Don’t Know Me / Movie Version # 1-3
15 Hey, Hey, Hey / V.O # 6
16 You Don’t Know Me /
Movie Version # 12 & 13
17 The Girl I Never Loved / # 8,10 & 11
18 A House That Has Everything / # 2,3 & 6
19 You Don’t Know Me / Movie Version # 18
20 Who Needs Money? / Movie Version
21 Confidence / Movie Version

Disc 3 
Speedway
01 Speedway / Unedited # 4 ♣
02 Let Yourself Go / Binaurel Spliced Master
03 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby / Binaurel Master
04 Suppose (Long Version) / # 1 ♣
05 Who Are You? / # 6 ♣
06 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby / # 6 ♣
07 Five Sleepy Heads / # 3 ♣
08 Suppose (Short Version) / # 7 ♣
09 There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song / Binaurel Master
10 He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad / Movie Version Dubdown Master
11 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby / Movie Version
12 He’s Your Uncle Not Your Dad / Movie Version
13 Speedway / Movie Version
Stay Away, Joe
14 Stay Away, Joe / Movie Version # 1 & 2
15 Stay Away / # 9
16 Stay Away, Joe / Movie Version # 3 & 4
17 Stay Away, Joe / Movie Version # 5-8
18 Stay Away / Guitar Overdub # 1
19 Goin’ Home / # 18-20
20 Dominic / # 1,3 & 2
21 Too Much Monkey Business / Overdub # 5 ♣
22 U.S. Male / # 7
23 Goin’ Home / # 25-28
24 Goin’ Home / # 29
25 Stay Away, Joe / Movie Version # 9
26 Stay Away / Guitar Overdub # 2
27 Too Much Monkey Business / # 9 Incl. False Start
28 All I Needed Was The Rain / Movie Version
29 Stay Away / Movie Version
30 Lovely Mamie / Few Seconds Only

Disc 4 
Live A Little, Love A Little
01 A Little Less Conversation / Single Version Vocal & Choir Mix ♣
02 Edge Of Reality / # 6 Alternate Master
03 Wonderful World / Movie Version # 7 ♣
04 A Little Less Conversation / Single Version / Take 16 ♣
05 Edge Of Reality / # 8 ♣
06 Wonderful World / # 15 Alternate Master
07 Almost In Love / V.O # 3 (Low Key) ♣
08 A Little Less Conversation / Record Version #10 ♣
09 Edge Of Reality / # 8 ♣ Vocal & Choir Mix Unedited
10 Wonderful World / Record Version # 17 ♣
11 Almost In Love / V.O # 4 (High Key)
12 Wonderful World / Record Version # 17 Vocal & Choir Mix ♣
Charro
13 Charro / Master
14 Let’s Forget About The Stars / Master 
The Trouble With Girls
15 Clean Up Your Own Backyard / Undubbed Master
16 Swing Down Sweet Chariot / Brass Overdubbed Master
17 Signs Of The Zodiac / Master
18 The Whiffenpoof Song / Master
19 Violet / Master
20 Almost / # 11
Change Of Habit
21 Rubberneckin’ / Full Backing Vocal Overdubbed Master
22 Let Us Pray / Backup V.O Master
23 Rubberneckin’ / Partial Backing V.O Master
24 Have A Happy / Movie Version
25 Change Of Habit / Movie Version

Disc 5 
The Acetates
01 Take Me To The Fair/Movie Version 
02 Fun In Acapulco♣
03 Mexico♣ 
04 El Toro #2 
05 The Bullfighter Was A Lady♣ 
06 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here #10 
07 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco♣
08 Mexico / Movie Version 
09 Bossa Nova Baby♣ 
10 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car♣ 
11 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here♣ 
12 Viva Las Vegas♣ 
13 If You Think I Don’t Need You #9 
14 If You Think I Don’t Need You #10 
15 There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon / Undubbed Movie Version 
16 Girl Happy / Original Composite
17 I’ve Gotta Find My Baby / V.O #1 
18 Let Us Pray / Alternate Backup Vocals 
19 I Feel That I’ve Known U Forever (Movie Version)
The Backing Tracks: 
20 Malaguena #6 
21 Guadalajara #1
22 Today Tomorrow & Forever / Dubdown
23 It’s A Wonderful World / 
24 Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce #5 
25 Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce #7 
26 I’ve Gotta Find My Baby #1 
27 Almost In Love Lk#4 
28 Almost In Love Hk#2 
29 Almost In Love #4 Incl. Backing Vocals 
30-33 Going Home #3-5 & #9-14
Tracks 13,14,19,23,27 & 28 Are Not Sourced From An Acetate

Disc 6 
The Sessions / Uncut Session Parts
01 Girl Happy Take 1-3
02 A House That Has Everything Take 2-6
03 Guitar Man Take 1-6 ♫ ♠
04 Stay Away Take 1-15
Bonus Material
05 Us Male Take 1 & Jam
06 Us Male Take 3-4
07 Us Male Take 8
♫ = TAPE CUT
# = Take
♣ = Master Take
V.O = Vocal Overdub
Lk = Low Key
Hk = High Key

The Final Performance


Elvis' final performance for sure was a legendary performance, on the night of June 26th 1977 nobody was aware they were witnessing a legends last outing on stage. Now it's all history and this historic performance is available on a 2 cd set in its entirety. 

This remastered edition also includes the pre-show by JD Sumner & The Stamps plus The Sweet Inspirations. To be short, a historic performance that can't be missed in any music collection.

Disc 1 - The Pre-Show - JD Sumner & The Stamps
01 Great Good Morning
02 Street Corner Preacher
03 Gone At Last
04 Operator
05 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

The Sweet Inspirations
06 Black Sunday
07 If You Leave Me Now
08 Get Away
09 Introductions

Disc 2 - The Complete Show
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 Fairytale
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07 Jailhouse Rock
08 O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never
09 Little Sister
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
11 Release Me
12 I Can't Stop Loving You
13 Bridge Over Troubled Water
14 Band Introductions
15 Early Mornin' Rain
16 What'd I Say
17 Johnny B. Goode
18 Larry Londin Drum Solo
19 Jerry Scheff Bass Solo
20 Tony Brown Piano Solo
21 I Really Don't Want To Know
22 Bobby Ogdin Electric Clavinet Solo
23 Joe Guercio Orchestra
24 Hurt
25 Hound Dog
26 Introductions
27 Can't Help Falling In Love
28 Closing Vamp

(Source: FECC)

September 29 - New Elvis Presley And Cliff Richard Duet

Sony Canada will release the “If I Can Dream” and “The Wonder Of You” CDs by Elvis Presley and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on October 21, 2016. 

Tracks “The Wonder Of You”:
A Big Hunk O' Love - I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Suspicious Minds - Don't - I Just Can't Help Believin' - Just Pretend - Love Letters - Amazing Grace - Starting Today - Kentucky Rain - Memories - Let It Be Me - Always On My Mind - The Wonder Of You - Just Pretend (Duet With Helene Fischer)

Tracks “If I Can Dream”:
Burning Love - It's Now Or Never - Love Me Tender - Fever (Feat. Michael Bublé) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - You've Lost That Loving Feeling - There's Always Me - Can't Help Falling In Love - In The Ghetto - How Great Thou Art - Steamroller Blues - An American Trilogy - If I Can Dream

Charts


The “If I Can Dream” CD dropped from #5 to #11 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 

The CD "Way Down In The Jungle Room" dropped off the Belgian Ultrapop Album chart from last week's #72 position. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped to #87 on the Australian Top 100 Albums chart.

Elvis Duet


Sir Cliff Richard will be performing a duet on the song "Blue Suede Shoes" with none other than the late Elvis Presley on his 101st album. The album "Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll" will be released November 2016. 

The veteran rocker recorded the album in the Blackbird studio in Nashville, Tennessee, fulfilling his long-held dream of a "duet" with Elvis. The album also includes Sir Cliff's version of songs recorded by his "heroes", including hits by Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke and John Lee Hooker. 
Tracks include Roll Over Beethoven, Great Balls Of Fire and Sweet Little Sixteen, as well as a new, original track, It's Better To Dream, and Sir Cliff's debut single Move It, first released in August 1958. He said the album reflected "a happy, creative, and in many ways an innocent time", adding: "Not only do I find it hard to believe that my career has spanned this length of time, but also that I still get the chance to do the thing I love best, and that is to get into a studio."

(Source: Amazon Canada / Elvis Club Berlin / The King's World / BBC / FECC)

September 28 - Vintage DVD Collection

Due for release on November 11, 2016 is the 3 DVD set "Elvis Presley - Vintage Collection". It contains the movies "Estrella De Fuego (Flaming Star)", "El Indómito (Wild In The Country)" and "Àmame Tiernamente (Love Me Tender)".

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

September 27 - Elvis - Hilton Showroom: Volume 5

The AudiRec import-release “Elvis - Hilton Showroom Volume 5” has been released. This CD contains an audience-recording from the March 27, 1975 Dinner Show performance and is limited to 300 copies. 

(Source: Elvis On CD)

September 24 - In Between Watergate And Ali

The 5 CD box-set “Elvis 74 – In Between Watergate & Ali” has been released by the Rock’n’Roll Majesty import-label. It contains soundboard recordings from:

September 28 - 1974 , ES - Collegepark / Maryland
September 28 - 1974 , ES - Collegepark / Maryland
October 1 - 1974 , ES - South Bend, University of Notre Dame
October 6 - 1974 , AS - Dayton / Ohio
October 6 - 1974 , ES - Dayton / Ohio

(Source: Elvis On CD)

September 23 - The Blues

The French VPI Records released volume 6 in their vinyl / CD EP "Signature Series" entitled "Blues". 

Side A: One Night - It Feels So Right
Side B: Like A Baby - I Feel So Bad 

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)

September 22 - Elvis One

Henrik Knudsen of Elvis Unlimited and the "Graceland" Museum Randers in Denmark has been fined $75 thousand in favour of EPE Inc. The payment will be transferred to the accounts of the estate of ABG / EPE.

The Danish commercial court ruled this week that that the Museum of Jutland has violated the rights of the heirs of Presley, copying the American house in Memphis, which still attracts more than 600 thousand visitors a year.
After the lawsuit was filed, the title was changed from "Graceland Randers". The Museum, owned by Henrik Knudsen, the self-proclaimed "professional Elvis fan", collected about six thousand exhibits. After its opening in 2011, he became one of 50 major attractions of Denmark.

Last year, Knudsen admitted that the lawsuit from Elvis Presley Enterprises took him by surprise. He claims that he voiced the idea of creating a Danish Graceland in 2005 and fans of the king had every opportunity in order to prevent the use of the name of the original estate in the project. "Everything I did, my heart prompted. I'm a die-hard fan of Elvis, and I was doing all of this with no investment," he says.

The publication notes that the court, obliging the owner of the Museum to pay $ 75 thousand, yet acquitted him on a number of counts, including the sale of counterfeit Souvenirs. The Elvis Museum was opened in 2011. All the exhibits from the personal collection of Henrik Knudsen. On the eve of the opening of the Museum he claimed to have had the support from ex-wife Priscilla.

Elvis One Releases


The One label has announced a new CDs in their ongoing “The Bootleg Series”; From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California Part 2. This contains rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and rarities.

From the label
A new album from ELVIS ONE with recordings from Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio. 27 Tracks, including rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and more… all from the sixties. Only five tracks were officially released before, all other tracks are officially unreleased! Of course there’s a booklet with recording information and photos included.

Tracks From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California": Studio Outtakes & Movie Versions:
Mexico (Acetate, Movie Version, Vocal Overdub By Larry Domasin) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 3) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 1) - It’s Carnival Time (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub, Take 12) - Riding The Rainbow (M4, Take 9) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub, Edited / Take 10) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 1, 2 & 3) - Relax (Take 12) - Spring Fever (Composite Movie Version) - I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (Take 10) - El Toro (Take 2) - I’m Falling In Love Tonight (Take 7 & 5) - Cotton Candy Land (Take 3) - There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Chesay (Vocals Overdub By Harry Morgan And Henry Cordin) - Happy Ending (Take 9) - Wolf Call (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Viva Las Vegas (Overdubbed Movie Version)

Bonus Songs:
Viva Las Vegas Film Score “The Lady Loves Me” (#1) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score “Love in Las Vegas” (#2) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score “Bongos” (#3) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score (#4) - Malagueña (Acetate, Take 6) - Guadalajara (Acetate, track, Take 1)

Radio Spots:
Tickle Me (Take 1) - Tickle Me (Take 2) - Tickle Me (Take 3)

The One label has announced three new CDs in their ongoing “The Bootleg Series”; Love Me Tender: The Hollywood Recordings | 1956, Jailhouse Rock / Loving You: The Hollywood Recordings | 1957 and King Creole: The Hollywood Recordings | 1958. These contains the original masters, all the movie versions and a selection of rarities/ outtakes.

From the label:
Each cd includes the original masters, ALL the movie versions in the best possible sound! And a lot more! “The Hollywood Recordings” gives you the ultimate Elvis movie experience together with the official releases from Elvis’ record company. “Love Me Tender” also includes outtakes, stereo masters, 6 original radio promo’s! (unavailable before) and more... like the original album mixes from “We’re Gonna Move”, “Poor Boy” and “Let Me” as released on “A Date With Elvis” and “For LP Fans Only”. PLUS the interview from August 22, 1956 (“The Truth About Me”) recorded on the set of “Love Me Tender” - used for the Elvis Answers Back/Teen Parade Magazine, including outtakes. “Jailhouse Rock / Loving You” including: a long acetate version from “Jailhouse Rock” and the song “One More Day” sung by Mickey Shaughnessy. “King Creole” including: the ep versions of “Lover Doll” and “Dixieland Rock” together with the lp versions, the original movie version from the song “Banana” (sung by Liliane Montevecchi), live mono mixes, and 3 bonus tracks. Each cd includes a booklet with recording information and photos.

Tracks King Creole - The Original Masters:
Hard Headed Woman - Trouble - New Orleans - Crawfish (Original Album Version) - Dixieland Rock - Lover Doll (EP Version) - Don’t Ask Me Why - As Long As I Have You - Steadfast, Loyal And True - King Creole - Young Dreams - Dixieland Rock (EP Version) - Lover Doll (LP Version)

Live Mono Mixes:
Hard Headed Woman (Count-In / Master Take 10) - Trouble (Count-In / Master Take 5) - New Orleans (Count-In / Master Take 5) - Dixieland Rock (Count-In / Master Take 14) - Lover Doll (Count-In / Master Take 7 / Solo) - Don’t Ask Me Why (Count-In / Master Take 12) - As Long As I Have You (Count-In / Master Take 10) - King Creole (Count-In / Master Take 13) - Young Dreams (Count-In / Master Take 8)

The Movie Versions:
Turtles, Berries, Gumbo / King Creole - Crawfish (With Kitty White) - Steadfast, Loyal And True - Lover Doll - Trouble - Dixieland Rock - Young Dreams - New Orleans - Hard Headed Woman / King Creole - Banana (Liliane Montevecchi) - Don’t Ask Me Why - As Long As I Have You (Finale)

Bonus Songs:
Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) - Turtles, Berries, Gumbo - Banana (Liliane Montevecchi)

Tracks Jailhouse Rock & Loving You - The Original Masters:
Jailhouse Rock - Treat Me Nice - Young And Beautiful - (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care - Don’t Leave Me Now - I Want To Be Free

Loving You - The Original Masters:
Loving You - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do - Mean Woman Blues - Party - Lonesome Cowboy - Hot Dog

Jailhouse Rock - The Movie Versions:
Jailhouse Rock (Movie Opening Theme) - Young And Beautiful (Jail Version) - One More Day (Mickey Shaughnessy) - I Want To Be Free - Young And Beautiful (Florita Club Version) - Don’t Leave Me Now (Movie Set Version} - Don’t Leave Me Now (2023, Take 2) - Don’t Leave Me Now (2022, Take 12) - Treat Me Nice - Jailhouse Rock - (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care - Young And Beautiful (End Title Version)

Loving You - The Movie Versions:
Loving You (Movie Opening Theme) - Party - Road Medley: Party / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do / Hot Dog - Hot Dog - Lonesome Cowboy - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do - Mean Woman Blues - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You (Farm Version) - Loving You (Stage Version) - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do (Finale) - Loving You (End Title Theme)

Bonus Songs:
Jailhouse Rock (Long Version) - Jailhouse Rock (Movie Opening Theme / Overdubbed)

Tracks Love Me tender - The Original EP:
Love Me Tender - Let Me - Poor Boy - We’re Gonna Move

The Movie Versions:
Love Me Tender (Opening Theme) - Love Me Tender - We’re Gonna Move - Let Me 09. Poor Boy - Love Me Tender (End Tiitle Version)

The Alternate & Stereo Versions:
We’re Gonna Move (Undubbed Master) - Love Me Tender (Master With Count-In) - We’re Gonna Move (Take 4) - We’re Gonna Move (Stereo Master With Count-In) - Poor Boy (Remake Take 1) - Poor Boy (3rd Verse, Vocal Overdub Take 6) - Poor Boy (Stereo Master With Count-In) - Let Me (Vocal Overdub, Take 3) - Let Me (Vocal Overdub, Take 4) - Let Me (Stereo Master With Count-In)

The Original Album Mixes:
We’re Gonna Move (From "A Date With Elvis") - Poor Boy (From "For LP Fans Only") - Let Me (From "For LP Fans Only")

Elvis Answers Back & Teen Parade Magazin:
The Truth About Me (78 rpm & 45 rpm Master) - The Complete Interview - The Outtakes

"Love Me Tender" Radio Promo Spots:
Radio Promo (#1) - Radio Promo (#2) - Radio Promo (#3) - Radio Promo (#4) - Radio Promo (#5) - Radio Promo (#6)

(Source: Reuters / FECC)

September 21 - Charts

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room“ climbed from #95 to #72 on the Belgian Ultrapop Album chart. 

The 3 CD-set “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” droppe doff the Belgian Ultrapop Mid-price Chart.

The CD “If I Can Dream” climbed from #6 to `#5 on the Billboard Classical Album Chart. 

The CD “If I Can Dream” dropped from #30 to #49 on the Australian Aria Physical Album Sales chart. 

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #46 to #62 on the Australian Aria Physical Album Sales chart. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD in his 38th chart week climbed in the category Top 100 Albums from No. 82 to 78, in the category Physical Albums from $49 to 4#2 (43 weeks on chart, highest position No. 1).

In the last Australian chart list (week of 25th September) "Way Down In The Jungle Room" dropped from #71 (5 weeks on chart) off the Top 100 Albums (#106). In the ARIA (Australian Recordings Industry Association) chart category Physical Albums the album is currently at #80 (week before No. 62), 7 weeks total on chart, peak: #6. 

The compilation ELV1S - 30 #1 Hits has a re-entry in the category Catalogue Albums at #50 - 122 weeks on chart, peak: No. 9.

The "Elvis: The King Of Rock And Roll" DVD climbed to #31 (week before: #34) in the ARIA Top 40 Audiovisual (Music DVDs Chart) - 211 weeks total on chart, highest position: #4.

Shot At Graceland

Weinstein Television is developing the first-ever scripted Elvis Presley television biopic to be shot at Graceland, the company announced on Wednesday.

The eight to ten part series will explore every aspect of the King of Rock n’ Roll’s life with access to Elvis’ personal archives including journals, clothing, automobiles and Graceland. The project is based on the 1982 book “Elvis” by author Dave Marsh. Priscilla Presley is attached as an executive producer, and the production is working in full partnership with the Presley Estate. Harvey Weinstein and Jerry Schilling will also exec produce. 

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.” No network is currently attached to this Elvis project, but it will be soon be discussed.

“We are excited to work with Harvey Weinstein and the team on this special project,” said Jamie Salter, CEO of ABG, “Partnering with producers of this caliber enables us to provide viewers with a new and original experience that is as captivating as the King himself.”
“This project will truly honor everything that made Elvis Presley a central figure of our time. This format enables us to do justice to Elvis’ rich and compelling story, which will be sure to thrill audiences.”

“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’. It’s an incredible opportunity to be the first-ever scripted TV series to shoot at Graceland and have access to Elvis’ personal archives. Elvis redefined an entire generation’s relationship to music and pop culture. This show will be an authentic and riveting look at how that came about from start to finish.” The project will be overseen by Megan Spanjian who heads scripted television for TWC.

(Source: FECC / The King's World / Elvis Information Network)

September 20 - Not Too Sweet

Due for release from the SR import-label is the vinyl / CD box-set "Not Too Sweet". A "Special Deluxe 10 Years Anniversary Edition" re-issue of the second release from this label which was originally released in 2005. The first 50 copies are a strictly limited edition and come as a set with 4LP + 1 CD + 1cassette + T-Shirt and a bonus card.

From the press release:
Soon to be released from the SR label is their first special BOXSET, featuring a special deluxe edition of the second label release "Not Too Sweet". In 2005 this show has been the second release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint this super show in a limited deluxe boxset with on 4 LP's, a CD and cassette five shows. Three previously released, two new concerts. The set comes with a 20 pages booklet, a poster (30x60 CM) and and a bonus card for the first 100 copies of this set which is limited to 500 copies, hand numbered and each copy individually sealed with large info sticker. The weight of each box-set is approx. 1,5 KG. 

SR's first box-set is dedicated to Elvis 'August and September 1972 Vegas season. It contains: 


CD-Original "Not Too Sweet"- Show September 01, 1972 MS with improved sound, digitally remastered ambient recording.


4LP set 150 Gr. vinyl  containing:

- August 18, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording.
-  September 01, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording
-  September 04, 1972 DS previously released, digitally remastered, soundboard recording, first time ever on vinyl.
Each LP comes with it's own art, black and white sleeve, 20 page booklet LP sized, 130 gram glossy paper from the superb artistic layout, where we analyzed the August and September 1972 season and in particular the five shows here included. Including reviews, newspapers clip, imports released and photos. 

Cassette, white color: 

– Opening Night August 4, 1972 complete show, include previous unreleased material straight copy from the original tape, ambient recording. 100 of the 500 cassettes will be in red, happy hunting.

Poster: 30x60 CM on 130-gram glossy paper. You can find three different kinds randomly included in the boxset. Good Luck. 

Card: included three different kinds repro of the original bonus cd card 12x12 cm. 100 copies only randomly included in the boxset. Good Hunt.


About the season (extract from the booklet):

Without any doubt August 1972 is the focus of this year for Elvis, 64 strong shows for this season, Elvis's voice was great - even richer than in his January/February season! Elvis also looked superb - just as good as in the recent June tour with such high quality shows, looking great, in excellent spirits. 

After a modest opening night the show will go growing day by day. Seems strange but Elvis keeps his performance to the top for all the season and even this attitude will be growing to the end of the season with shows longer and with a very serious approach to the music, Elvis cared about his songs and each performance was 'fresh' like he was singing' it for the first time, also Elvis being a perfectionist expected a quality performance from everyone during every song! 

Maybe the present of 200 English fans from the first September give him an extra incentive to deliver some killer shows, maybe only for a while he could to live his dream to be playing in Europe.

Without doubt a different kind of approach to the music the normally we can’t find in Vegas‘ Elvis’ performance (normally also in his earlier season Elvis begins to be tire of Vegas after the second week of the engagement..) he seems to sing the show his life and you know when he wants he can delivery what nobody other singer or rock band can do. In the same time he sings a different kind of songs.


Tracks: 
Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - August 18, 1972 MS- Ambient Recording , previously unreleased:

LP 1: Side A 21,15 - 01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Never Been In Spain 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 


Side B: 24.06 - 09. Polk Salad Annie 10. What Now My Love 11. Fever 12. Love Me 13. Blue Suede Shoes 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. All Shook Up 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Suspicious Minds 


Side C: C 22,45 - 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. An American Trilogy 23. Can’t Help Falling Love 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 01, 1972 DS - Ambient Recording 
Previously unreleased 

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 


Side D: 23.25 - 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Elvis Talks 12. What Now My Love 13. Fever 14. Elvis Talks 15. Love Me 16. Blue Suede Shoes 17. Heartbreak Hotel 18. All Shook Up 


Side E: 23.59 - 19. Love Me Tender 20. Elvis Talks 21. Hound Dog 22. I’ll Remember You 23. Walk That Lonesome Road* 24. Suspicious Minds 25. Band Intro 26. For The Good Times 27. A Big Hunk Of Love 28. You Gave Me A Mountain 29. Mystery Train + 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 04, 1972 DS - Soundboard Recording 

Previously Released – First Time On Vinyl 

Side F: 21.35 - 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. What Now My Love 08. Fever 


Side G: 20.11 -  09. Love Me 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. All Shook Up 13. Love Me Tender 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Little Sister/Get Back 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Walk That Lonesome Road* 


Side H: 19.15 - 19. Suspicious Minds 20. Band Intro 21. For The Good Times 22. A Big Hunk Of Love 23. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Can’t Help Falling In Love + 08. My Babe


Cassette: complete concert, includes previously unreleased material,  Las Vegas August 04, 1972 

Side 1 Time 26,00 - 01.2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. A Big Hunk Of Love 04. Never Been In Spain 05. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 06. Love Me Tender 07. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 08. What Now My Love 09. Love Me 10. Little Sister/Get Back

Side 2 Time 24,00 - 01.Blue Suede Shoes 02. The Wonder Of You 03. One Night 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Hound Dog 06. My Way 07. Band Introduction 08. My Babe 09. An American Trilogy 10. Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka Introduction 11. Can’t Help Falling Love


CD: Ambient Recording Previous Released, improved sound. Total Time 58,51 min. 

Las Vegas September 01 1972 MS 
01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Dialogue 09. What Now My Love 10. Fever 11. Guadalajara (exc) / Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Love Me Tender 15. Hound Dog 16. I’ll Remember You 17. Walk That Lonesome Road* 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 23. Can’t Help Falling Love

(Source: FECC)

September 19 - Ultimate Elvis Book

Due for release from the German Igloo Books  September 2016 is the book "Elvis - Das ultimative Buch über den King Of Rock ´n´ Roll". It is a 176 page biography book. 

Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62 + 1 bonus 

Due for release from the Pan Am Records label on October 14, 2016 is the vinyl release "Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62" which contains one additional bonus track. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Amazon)

September 16 - Million Dollar Charts

Two releases containing the famous recordings by the Million Dollar Quartet, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Studio, have been released.  

The Hoodoo Records label release the “Million Dollar Quartet – The Complete Session In Its Original Sequence” that comes with a 16 page booklet. 


The Charly Records label released “Million Dollar Quartet” on a double vinyl LP. This edition comes in a gatefold cover but contains less tracks than the Hoodoo records release of these recordings. 

Road To Nowhere


The import release “Road To Nowhere” has been released by the E.P. Collector label. This CD contains a previously unreleased concert performance as recorded live from the audience on May 21, 1977 in front of 18.000 fans at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Elvis Charts

US Charts
The CD “If I Can Dream” remained steady at #6 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #64 to #95 on the Belgian Album chart. 

UK Charts
The “If I Can Dream” CD dropped from #88 to #95 on the Official UK Album Chart. 
The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #74 to #69 on the Official UK Physical Sales Album Chart. 
The “ Platinum Elvis” CD set climbed from #43 to #42 on the Official UK Indie Album chart.

Scottish Charts
The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #88 to #84 on the Official Scottish Album Chart. 
The “The Real … Elvis” 3 CD set climbed from #98 to #94 on the Official Scottish Album chart.

Belgian Charts
The 3 CD set “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” re-entered the Belgian Mid-price Album chart at #45 this week. 

Australian Charts
The DVD "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" dropped from #28 to #34 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
This week both "Way Down in the Jungle Room" and "If I Can Dream" dropped off the Australian Album chart. 

(Source: FECC / The King's World / Elvis On CD / Amazon)

September 15 - Electronic Memory: Off The Record

Just released is a new 5 CD import box-set entitled "Elvis Presley - Electronic Memory: Off The Record". It contains the complete Elvis home recordings in the best sound quality and in chronological order. The 5 discs are housed in a  CD sized box-set with 5 discs housed in glossy color cardboard sleeves  and a 16 page full-color booklet. 

Tracks:

CD 1 - Reel 1 - Dezember 1956 (1034 Audubon Drive , Memphis Tennessee):
When The Saints Go Marching In 

May 1958 (2807 Lasker Avenue, Waco, Texas - Elvis With Anita Wood And Eddie & Janice Fadal): Sail Along Silvery Moon / I Understand - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - Dialog - I Can´t Help It (if I´m Still In Love With You) - Dialogue - Who´s Sorry Now - Who´s Sorry Now (#2) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#2) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#3) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#4) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#5) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#6) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#7) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (#8) - Dialogue / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Blue Moon - Don´ You Know I Love You - Tomorrow Night - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprisse) - Little Darlin´ - Monolgue - Just Closer Walk With Thee

April 1959 (Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, Germany):
I´m Beginning To Forget You - Mona Lisa - I Can´t Help It (If I´m Still In Love With You) - Danny Boy - Danny Boy (#2) - Loving You - I´m Beginning To Forget You (#2) - I´m Beginning To Forget You (#3)

CD 2 - Reel 2 - 1959 (Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, Germany):
Soldier Boy (Composite Of Take 1 & 2) - Jingle Bells / I Asked The Lord - Earth Angel (Composite Of Take 1 & 2) - I´ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Version) - At The Hop - I´ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (#2) - Apron Strings - It´s Been So Long Darling - Earth Angel / I Will Be True - There´s No Tomorrow - I´ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow Version #2) - Que Sera / Hound Dog - I Asked The Lord - I´ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Version #2) - Apron Strings (#2) - The Titles Will Tell - At The Hop / Give Me Oil In My Lamp - Que Sera, Sera / Hound Dog (#2) - Piano Solo - Send Me Some Lovin´ - Apron Strings (Composite Of #1 & #2) - I Asked The Lord (Spliced RCA Master) - Bad Nauheim Medley

14.11.1959 (Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, Germany):
The Fool (Take 1) - The Fool (Take 2) - The Fool (Take 3) - The Fool (Take4)

CD 3 - Reel 3 - November 1960 (525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California - Elvis, Nancy Sharp And Red West):
You´ll Never Walk Alone - If I Loved You - The Lord´s Prayer / If I Loved You - I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - An Evening Prayer - Make Believe - She Wears My Ring - Sweet Leilani - Sweet Leilani (#2) - Sweet Leilani (Reprise) - Beyond The Reef - When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - He - Hands Of - Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Februar 1966 (10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California - Elvis, Red West, Charlie Hodge And Friends):
After Loving You - If I Loved You - If I Loved You (#2) - Show Me Thy Ways, O´ Lord - Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Hide Thou Me (Rock Of Ages) - Hide Thou Me (Rock Of Ages) (#2) - It´s No Fun Being Lonely - San Antonio Rose - Tennessee Waltz - Tennessee Waltz (#2) - I´ve Been Blue - Mary Lou Brown - Moonlight Sonata - Oh How I Love Jesus - Oh How I Love Jesus (#2) - I, John

CD 4 - Reel 4 - Early 1966 (10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California - Elvis, Red West And Charlie Hodge):
Write To Me From Naples - My Heart Cries For You - Dark Moon - Dark Moon (#2)

1966 (10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California):
Indescribably Blue - Fools Rush In - It´s A Sin To Tell A Lie - What Now My Love - What Now My Love (#2) - 500 Miles - 500 Miles (#2) - Blowin´ In The Wind - Blowin´ In The Wind (#2)

Late 1966 Or Early 1967 (10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California - Elvis And Charlie Hodge):
Suppose - Suppose (#2)

03. / 04.11.1973 (Sam Thompson Residence, 1317 Favell Drive, Memphis, Tennessee - Elvis, Linda Thomson, Sam Thompson, Margie Thompson, Sanford Thompson, Ricky Stanley And Dusy The Dog):
Baby What You Want Me To Do - I´m So Lonesome I Could Cry - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise - Spanish Eyes - C. C. Rider - That´s Al Right - Your Life Has Just Begun - Teardrops - Ode To Robin

April 1974 (845 Chino Canyon Road, Palm Springs, California - Elvis, Linda Thompson, Tim Baty, Sherrill Nielson And Donnie Sumner):
Spanish Eyes - Young At Heart - Let Me Be The One

Bonus Songs:
Suppose (RCA Overdubbed Home Recording)

CD 5 - Reel 5:
Suppose (Piano Version) - Suppose (Different Binaural Mix #1) - Suppose (Different Binaural Mix #2) - Suppose (Different Binaural Mix #3) - Suppose (Different Binaural Mix #4) - Suppose (Different Binaural Mix #5, Track Only)

Additional Official Remastered Versions:
I´m Beginning To Forget You (April 1959) - I Asked The Lord (Summer 1959) - My Heart Cries For You (Early 1966) - Dark Moon (#1 - Early 1966) - I´ll So Lonesome I Could Cry (03. / 04.11.1973)

The Original Records From The Fadal Residence:
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (The Tune Weavers) - Don´t You Know I Love You (Fats Domino) - Tomorrow Night (LaVern Baker) - Little Darlin´ (The Diamonds)

(Source: Elvis Collectors)

September 14 - Spliced CD

After their first release “Hollywood” the CMT import-label announced the second CD "Nashville" containing 30 newly created edits of Elvis Presley's songs. The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” and is limited to 500 copies.

From the press-release:
Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an even better job , with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other “import” labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. 

Just listen to the amazing alternate master of “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” re-created from scratch including 17 (!!) splices, this brings you the version used on the 1984 “Reconsider Baby” album, in much better remastered sound. 
“Fever” is presented with longer intro and great splices creating a whole new outtake! “Guitar Man” is spliced 5 (!) times and also has a new “What’d I Say” ending. “U.S. Male” has an unusual extra verse included which didn’t make it to the record “You son of a b…” 
Another highlight must be “I Gotta Know” with alternate Jordanaires backing. “I Need Your Love Tonight” has an additional guitar solo, and the alternate “I’m Yours” also includes the spoken version.

Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know “the end is near” almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a “new” album! 

Tracks:
Ain't That Loving You Baby - Alternate Master I Need Your Love Tonight Spliced take 6,7,13 I'm Coming Home - Spliced take 5,4 The Girl of My Best Friend - Spliced take 2,3 Never Ending - Spliced take 2,3,3 The Girl Next Door Went A Walkin' - Spliced take 2,3,3,3 Fame and Fortune - Spliced take 4,2 Fountain of Love - Spliced take 4,6 In My Fathers House -Spliced take 3,4,6,7 I Gotta Know - Alternate Master Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Spliced take 2,3 Little Sister - Spliced take 7,9 Suspicion -Spliced take 5/wp 3 I'm Yours - Alternate Master Fever - Alternate Master Make Me Know It - Spliced take 2,3 Surrender - Spliced take 3,6 Such A Night - Spliced take 4,1 Are You Lonesome Tonight - Alternate Master Echoes of Love - Spliced take 4,5,3 Judy - Spliced take 2,3,7 You Don't Know Me - - Spliced take 7,10 Guitar Man/What’d I Say - Spliced take 1,5,10,12,10 Stay Away - Spliced take 12,14 Mine - Spliced take - 3,4 Run On - Spliced take 5,4,6 Where No One Stands Alone - Spliced take 3/ wp 3 Crying in the Chapel - Spliced take 2,1,3 You'll Never Walk Alone - Spliced take 4,8,1 U.S. Male - Alternate Master.

(Source: FECC)

September 13 - The Wonder Of You - European Tour

Elvis Presley Enterprises announced a European Tour for the "The Wonder Of You" album. The "The Wonder of You" live in concert is produced by Elvis Presley Enterprises. The European concert tour is produced by GEA Live. Tickets go on sale September 16, 2016.

The press-release:
In May 2017 - 50 years since the year Elvis & Priscilla Presley were married – music fans will have an opportunity that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music – the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide), in a live concert experience – "The Wonder of You," featuring the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known rock 'n' roll songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads – with a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.

Following on from the 2015 release of the chart-topping Sony Music Legacy Recordings album "If I Can Dream," which sold in excess of a million units in the United Kingdom and Europe and a scheduled follow-up album titled "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra," comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen and backed by a full symphony orchestra for a ten date arena tour in Europe in May 2017. The European dates will follow hot on the heels of six arena concerts in the United Kingdom in November 2016, which are all set to be sold out.

The critically-acclaimed "If I Can Dream" release, as well as its successor album, feature archive recordings of the king’s voice, and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits along with several surprises, in a variety of styles that Elvis embraced - from rock to gospel to country and ballads - to create an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling experience.

"If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" were both produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and executive produced by Priscilla Presley, Don Reedman and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Priscilla Presley, who will also appear on stage in person at the arena shows commented, "What an honor for me to be able to produce and present a live concert experience that evolved out of what has become a very prestigious and beloved album backed by a full and rich symphony orchestra.” Actress, producer, author and entrepreneur Priscilla Presley was instrumental in turning Graceland into a world-renowned attraction and Elvis Presley Enterprises into a highly successful entertainment, licensing and merchandising organization. As an actress, Priscilla Presley is known for her memorable roles in "Dallas" and "The Naked Gun" movies.

These European performances will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren’t enough and who continues to break records.

The new album "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is set for release on October 21, 2016.

Tour Dates Europe 2017
May 10th – Rotterdam, Ahoy
May 12th – Sweden, Malmo Arena
May 13th – Denmark, Herning – Jyske Bank Boxen
May 15th – Germany, Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 16th – Germany, Oberhausen – Koenig-Pilsener Arena
May 18th – Switzerland, Zurich – Hallenstadion
May 19th – Belgium, Brussels – Palais 12
May 20th – Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 21st – Germany, Munich, Olympiahalle
May 22nd – Austria, Vienna, Wiener Stadthalle


(Source: EPE)