November 06 - Spliced Trouble This Christmas

The CMT import-label announced two new CDs with "spliced takes"; "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "Snowbird".

From the press-release:
Finally a "seventies" album! CMT is proud to present their latest release which promises to be another winner! 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. Amazing new takes were created, and this could be THE release for the holiday season. It starts of with a great edit of "Trouble/Guitar Man" have we heard this before? "Ill Be There" has a complete different opening, "Pledging My Love" sounds very different, Moody Blue has the "Supicious Minds" approach with fade in/fade out effect, "The Sound of You Cry" was shortened for a chance, and has more power then ever. "Kentucky Rain" runs much longer and listen to the drama in Elvis' voice! For the first time a "live-splice" was used and makes "It's Impossible" a great bonus.

The set comes in a “Deluxe Digipack” with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies!

Full tracklisting:

Trouble / Guitar Man (Spliced Take 2, 3, 1) - Long Black Limousine (Spliced Take 1, 2, 6) - Kentucky Rain (Spliced Take 5, 7) - I'll Be There (Spliced Take 2, 3 - New Intro) - Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Spliced Take 5, 6, 8) - The Sound Of Your Cry (Spliced Take 2, 3 - Edited) - If I Were You (Spliced Take 3, 3, 5, 5 - Faded) - A Little Bit Of Green (Spliced Take 2, 1, 1) - For Lovin' Me (Alternate Master) - Any Day Now (Spliced Take 3, 4, 2) - How The Web Was Woven (Alternate Master) - Johnny B. Goode (Spliced Take 1, 3) - Burning Love (Spliced Take 3, 4) - It's A Matter Of Time (Spliced Take 1, 3, 4) - Separate Ways (Spliced Take 12, 13, 21) - Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (Spliced Take 2, 3, 4) - If I'm A Fool (Spliced Take 6, 9) - The Next Step Is Love (Spliced Take 7, 8, 9, 10) - Help Me Make It Through The Night (Spliced Take 14, 15) - Where Do I Go From Here (Spliced Take 4, 5, 6) - Moody Blue (Spliced Take 9, 7, 5) - Pledging My Love (Alternate Master) - It's Impossible ("Live" Splice - 16.02.1972 M/S) - Always On My Mind (Alternate Master - Mock) - If I Can Dream (Spliced Take)

Elvis Presley - Spliced takes Snowboard

From the press-release:
Perfect for the holidays, and another winner here! The best seasonal songs and gospels are included here. Every year there are some "new" Elvis Christmas Albums, they all have the same tracks over and over ... how nice to have someting really new now!

One of the hightlights must be the alternate version of "Winter Wonderland" it has a totally new approach, and alternate ending which sound amazing! Another cool edit is the "single" version of "Merry Christmas Baby" without the overdubbs! "The First Noel" sounds as if it is a RPO version, the original master was edited with the 2008 overdubbed version, and makes it more powerful then ever! 
As a bonus a "duet" version of "Mama Liked The Roses" is included, Elvis recorded two vocal overdubbs, these are combined here to get a very unusual version.

Full tracklisting:

I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Spliced Take 5, 6) - Peace In The Valley (Spliced Take 5, 8, 7) - Known Only To Him (Alternate Master) - Winter Wonderland (Alternate Master) - Snowbird (Alternate Master) - Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (Spliced Take 1, 2) - His Hand In Mine (Spliced Take 3, 4) - Merry Christmas Baby (Undubbed "Single" Version) - Silver Bells (Spliced Rehearsal / Take 1) - In the Garden (Spliced Take 1, 2, 3) - It Is No Secret (Spliced Take 4, 5, 12) - If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Alternate Master) - It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Spliced Take 2, 3) - If Everyday Was Like Christmas (Spliced Take 1, 2) - Without Him (Spliced Take 13, 4) - If That Isn't Love (Spliced Take 2, 7) - The First Noel (Spliced With Re-Recording) - We Call On Him (Spliced Take 4, 5, 8, 8) - He Touched Me (Spliced Take 2, 2, 3) - I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake - Spliced Take 5, 6, 9)
(Source: FECC)

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