December 12 - Mike Leech Died

Posted on the late Scotty Moore website is a posting that Mike Leech, member of the The American Sound Studio Band a.k.a. The Memphis Boys, passed away after a long illness on December 12, 2017. 

Sorry to hear and to report of the passing of Mike Leech. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family. Mike as you all may remember was a member of the Memphis Boys at American Sound. A bassist, arranger, producer and songwriter he started in Memphis and later moved to Nashville.”

Mike Leech was bass player and arranger at the American Sound Studio. The American Sound Studio Band reigned at the time in Memphis, where Reggie Young, Gene Chrisman, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmon, Mike Leech and Tommy Cowbell played a lot of famous hits like "Sweet Caroline", "Always on My Mind", "Good Time" Charlie's Got The Blues", "Suspicious Minds", "In The Ghetto","Kentucky Rain", and a lot of other hits.

(Source: Scotty Moore’s Website) 

December 11 - Blue Suede Vinyl Re-issues

Due for release from the French Le Chant Du Monde label on January 19, 2018 is the double vinyl compilation "Blue Suede Shoes". 

All The Best

Due January 26, 2018 is the re-issue if the 3 CD set "Elvis Presley - All The Best". 

CD 1: Blue Suede Shoes - Joshua Fit The Battle - Don´t Be Cruel - Rip It Up - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Heartbreak Hotel - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - I Will Be Home Again - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - All Shook Up - I Believe - If We Never Meet Again

CD 2: Jailhouse Rock - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Love Me Tender - Young Dreams - Mystery Train - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Hound Dog - You´re A Heartbreaker - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears - Young And Beautiful - Blue Moon

CD 3: Tutti Frutti - That´s All Right - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Blueberry Hill - True Love - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - It´s Now Or Never - Fever - Stuck On You - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Pocketful Of Rainbows - Surrender.

Suzanna Leigh Died

Suzanna Leigh, who co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 musical comedy Paradise, Hawaiian Style, has died. She was 72. Her daughter, actress Natalia Leigh, announced her death Monday in a Facebook post. 

"My warrior and my heart died at 5:30PM, on her terms," Natalia wrote. "It was time for JESUS to take her home. The world will forever be a little less light and magical. And my life has now and will be forever changed. I personally died a little today as she was my everything and I will never be the same."

Her agent, Melanie Novy, said that she died in Winter Garden, Florida.

Leigh had been fighting Stage 4 liver cancer since September 2016, and a GoFundMe page had been set up in her name to assist with medical expenses.

In Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Presley romances Judy Hudson, played by Leigh, and along the way sings nine new songs, including "Scratch My Back (Then I'll Scratch Yours)," "A Dog's Life" and "Queenie Wahine's Papaya." 

"Elvis and I were both under contract to Hal Wallis, who was known as the star maker," Leigh once recalled. "I remember the day that Hal said that I would be making my next movie with Elvis. I was an incredible fan of his, and then he said you'll be filming it in Hawaii. Wow. Elvis was a fabulous actor, very underrated by a lot of the conventional theater people."

(Source: Le Chant Du Monde / Amazon / FECC / Hollywood Reporter)

December 10 - Follow That Dream Releases Shipped To Dealers

The last batch of Follow That Dream releases should be n it's way to the dealers. 

The releases are the "Kissing' Cousins" soundtrack in the Classic Album series, the double CD set "The Bicentennial Show" containing the July 4, 1976 2:30 PM show as recorded live at Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma and the October 16, 1976 at 8:30 PM show as recorded live at Duluth Arena, Duluth, Minnesota October 16, 1976 at 8:30 PM (with four additional tracks recorded live at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin October 19, 1976 at 8:30 PM). And finally the limited edition double vinyl re-issue of the "Roustabout" soundtrack containing stereo mixes of the soundtrack, outtakes and mono masters. 

(Source: UEPS / Roger Semon)

December 09 - Lovin' Elvis

Due for release from the Big 3 label is the 3 CD compilation "Lovin' Elvis", 60 tracks packed in a digital-pack showcasing the softer side of "The King"" according to the press-release. 

CD 1: Love Me Tender - Don't Be Cruel - Teddy Bear - Now And Then There's (A Fool Such As I) - Loving You - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - One Night - Love Me - I'm Counting On You - Don't - Too Much - I Was The One - Tryin' To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - I Want You I Need You I Love You - Anyway You Want Me - How's The World Treating You? - Playing For Keeps - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - True Love

CD 2: Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Treat Me Nice - It's Now Or Never - I Need Your Love Tonight - Stuck On You - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Such A Night - I Need You So - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - Don't Leave Me Now (1) - Young And Beautiful - I Beg Of You - Don't Ask Me Why - As Long As I Have You - Young Dreams - A Big Hunk O' Love - My Wish Came True - Fever - The Thrill Of Your Love - It Feels So Right

CD 3: Can't Help Falling In Love - The Girl Of My Best Friend - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Wooden Heart - Good Luck Charm - Return To Sender - A Mess Of Blues - Surrender (Torna A Surriento) - What's She Really Like? - Pocketful Of Rainbows - Tonight Is So Right For Love - Doin' The Best I Can - I Gotta Know - There's Always Me - It's A Sin - Starting Today - In Your Arms - Gently - Blue Hawaii - She's Not You

(Source: Amazon / Proper Music)

December 08 - Silver Award (Updated)

The UK B.P.I. awarded the "Christmas With Elvis And The and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album a Silver Award for 60,000 copies sold (digital streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales) in the U.K. since it's release a few months back.

UK Charts

  • The "Elvis Presley - Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is listed at #9 on the Official UK Album chart selling 27,206 albums. 
  • The "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a re-entry at #90 on the Official UK Album chart.
  • The "Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #35 on the Official UK Download Chart; #9 on the Album Sales Chart; #9 on the Official UK Physical Album Chart; #37 on the Official UK Vinyl Album Chart and #16 on the Official UK Record Store Chart
  • The "The Wonder Of You" album is #72 on the Official UK Album Sales Chart and #69 on the Official UK Physical Album Chart
  • The "If I Can Dream" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra is #97 on the Official UK Album Sales Chart and #89 on the Official UK Physical Album Chart
  • The "Long Live The King" album is a new entry at #37 on the Official UK Indie Album Chart
  • The "The Elvis Collection" is #10 on the Official UK Music Video Chart
European Charts
  • The "Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #12 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • The "The Real Elvis" is #40 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • The "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is #81 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • The "Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #11 on the Irish Album Chart.
  • The "Elvis Presley - Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is a new entry at #42 on the Austrian Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis Presley - Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is a new entry at #82 on the Swiss Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis Presley - Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album dropped from #70 to #92 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • The 20-CD-Box "Elvis – 20 Original Albums" dropped from #23 to #41 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis – El Disco De Oro" is listed at #30 on the Spanish Album chart.
Charts Down Under
  • The "Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album dropped from #10 to #11 on the Australian Album chart.
  • The "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" DVD climbed from #31 to #27 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
  • The "Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album dropped remained steady #8 on the New Zealand Album chart.
Canadian Charts

Two Christmas compilations albums with the same title on the Canadian Album chart.

  • The “Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” album climbed from #77 to #35 on the Canadian Album chart.
  • The “White Christmas” album climbed from #59 to #47 on the Canadian Album chart. 
  • The “White Christmas” album climbed from #67 to #49 on the Canadian Album chart. 
Pontiac Silverdome Demolished


One day after explosive charges failed to bring down part of the Pontiac Silverdome, a repeat attempt did the trick Monday afternoon. The implosion was the long-awaited beginning of the end for an obsolete landmark that hosted Elvis Presley concert, a Super Bowl, World Cup, plus hundreds of Lions and Pistons games.

The building opened in 1975 and cost $55.7 million. It featured performances from Elvis on New Year’s Eve 1975 and Pope John Paul II in 1987 and the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event at WrestleMania III 1987. But the stadium fell into disrepair after the Lions left in 2002 and moved into Ford Field in downtown Detroit.

Reprints Delayed

The Follow That Dream Collectors label announced that the reprint of the recently deleted titles "Elvis In Atlanta" (containing two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1), and "Elvis Las Vegas '74" (containing two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20, 1974) has been delayed until 2018. They will now be with the first releases of 2018.


(Source: FECC / Reuters / Elvis Information Network)

December 07 - Straight Arrow Released

The Straight Arrow import -releases "Stormy Weather Ahead", "Breakdown In Baltimore" and "Rockin' And Lovin' In Las Vegas" have been released. 

Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' August/ September '74 season. This recording was taken directly from a recently found new source, a 1st generation copy of an original audience-recorded mastertape, never before in circulation! This fascinating, previously unreleased concert was never before available in such excellent sound quality!
The penultimate show in Elvis' August/September '74 season was a memorable occasion, especially for British and European fans in attendance. Certain issues in Elvis' personal life influenced what took place on stage at that Labor Day performance.

The set list included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and "If You Talk In Your Sleep", the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres: the sexy 'torch' styling of "Fever"; the sing-a-long "The Wonder Of You"; the poignancy of "You Gave Me A Mountain"; and the feel-good "If You Love Me Let Me Know" and "Let Me Be There". Most of all, perhaps, Elvis touched first base musically with the stirring "How Great Thou Art".
In between songs, he related stories ranging from the amusing to serious topics - the circumstances surrounding his divorce and the overblown stories in the movie magazines. Along the way, Elvis' emotions ranged from undisguised anger (the drug stories) to tenderness - introducing Priscilla and their six-year old daughter Lisa Marie. Usually a private person, it was the presence of his ex-wife that prompted Elvis to speak about his divorce, while making it clear that he and Priscilla were still close.

The liner notes are written by an English fan, who was there. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1974.

Details Breakdown In Baltimore 40 Years After Vol. 3

The second Straight Arrow release is called “Details Breakdown In Baltimore”. It is a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' May '77 tour. This recording was taken directly from a recently found original audience recorded mastertape, taped by Elvis fan Linda from Washington. 

When The King made his last visit to Baltimore 40 years ago, no one knew he would be dead less than three months later. But many suspected that something was wrong. The Elvis Presley who took to the stage at the Civic Center on May 29, 1977, was not the Elvis most of his fans knew. Presley was no longer the sexy, virile, electric presence that revolutionized both the recording industry and live performing in his heyday. Still, his voice and charisma were present.
As usual, Elvis opened the show with “See See Rider,” kicking off a set that included many of the classics, including “That’s All Right”, “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” a rare attempt at “The Wonder of You” and “It’s Now or Never.” It was reported that Elvis left the stage for 30 minutes, actually it was barely 20 minutes and after his return, Elvis performed knock-out versions of “Help Me”, “Hurt” and the song of the evening: a fantastic version of “Unchained Melody”.

The liner notes are taken from recent article, published on Aug. 10th, 2017 in the Baltimore Sun. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel double digipak that includes rare photos taken in Baltimore. Another essential SA release, providing a fresh insight into what must have been a difficult night for Elvis. Despite obvious health issues, Elvis does his best to ‘deliver the goods’ to the fans, and especially the final part of the concert is both moving and heart-warming… He must have felt terrible, but still he pulled out all the stops to be Elvis Presley for his audience. A must, and a unique insight into the man’s will-power and love for his fans.

Details Rockin' And Lovin' In Las Vegas

Finally, the third and last 2017 Straight Arrow release is a single CD with the previously unreleased August 17, 1972 Las Vegas Dinner show. It was taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette, made back in the 70s by English super-fan and collector Rex Martin. Once again the sound quality is great! Rex taped many shows and usually, his recordings were of very good sound quality. He also filmed portions of shows with 8mm camera. From his memories: “17th August Dinner and Midnight shows - I went in with a couple of UK friends. After also tipping the waiter $30 more, we got seated right down on the front tables next to the stage. I taped the shows from August 17th to the 22nd and even filmed parts of the concerts.”

The August 17th Dinner show was another great performance by Elvis. Elvis performs a solid and very entertaining shows. His vocals are outstanding. The liner notes are taken from recent Rex Martin August 1972 personal notes. This new release will be presented in a beautiful 3-panel digipak that includes rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August/September 1972. If you liked Straight Arrows previous 1972 releases - then brace yourself, because this is another keeper!

(Source: FECC)


December 06 - The Alternate Albums

The Hepcats Records import-label announced three new releases; "The Alternate Today", "Intimate With Elvis" and "Rock And Roll Volume 1 + 2". This is what the press-release says:

After the success of "The Alternate Moody Blue" the Hepcat Records import-label releases "The Alternate Today" containing Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the "Today" album. Nearly 43 years later Hepcat records releases "The Alternate Today". This deluxe 10 inch boxset contains a 10 inch vinyl record, a 45 RPM single and a fully packed CD. The 45 RPM features the unique combination "Fairytale" and "Susan when she tried". A companion double vinyl album, available in black and in blue vinyl, will be released in 2018 for the album lovers. 
 
45 RPM Single:
Side A: Fairytale (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 3)
Side B: Susan When She Tried (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 6)

10 Inch LP:
Side A: T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Undubbed Master - Take 4) - And I Love You So (Take 3) - Woman Without Love (Undubbed Master - Take 1) - Shake A Hand (Unedited, Undubbed Master - Take 3)
Side B: Pieces Of My Life (Take 1) - I Can Help (False Start & Take 2 - Undubbed Master) - Bringing It Back (Take 3) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (False Start & Take 1)

CD:

T-R-O-U-B-L-E  (Undubbed Master - Take 4) - And I Love You So (Undubbed Master - Take 5) - Susan When She Tried (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 6) - Woman Without Love (Undubbed Master - Take 1) - Shake A Hand (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 3) - Pieces Of My Life (Undubbed Master Alternate Mix - Take 4) - Fairytale (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 3) - I Can Help (Take 1 & 2 - Undubbed Master) - Bringing It Back (Undubbed Master - Take 4) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Undubbed Master - Take 5) - And I Love You So (Take 1) - Bringing It Back (Take 1) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Take 1) - Bringing It Back (Take 2 & 3) - And I Love You So (Take 3) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Take 2 & 3) - Woman Without Love (Bass Overdubbed Master - Acetate Source) - And I Love You So (22.03.1975 - Live) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (22.03.1975 - Live) - Fairytale (22.03.1975) - T-R-O-U-B-L-E (24.04.1975) 

Intimate With Elvis

The best way to spend the dark and cold winter days is with this 'intimate Elvis' CD release. Housed in a beautiful 6 panel digipack, this release contains 18 hard to find outtakes of some of Elvis' best and most intimate recordings.

In The Ghetto (Take 13) - Early Morning Rain (Take 11) - In My Way (Take 2) - I'll Never Know (Take 1) - Almost (Take 11) - Lonely Man (Solo - Take 3) - Starting Today (Take 1) - Do You Know Who I Am (Take 4) - Could I Fall In Love (Undubbed) - Stand By Me (Take 2) - Relax (Take 7) - For  Ol'(Times Sake (Rough Mix) - Big Boots (Extended Version) - I Miss You (Take 1) - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Take 1) - Forget Me Never (Take 1) - Suppose (Remixed Master) - Danny Boy (Take 9)
  
Rock And Roll Volume 1 + 2

Housed in a stunning slipcase are two Australian albums, "Rock 'n' On" volume 1 and volume 2. In the late 1980's these albums where released on  CD, but the sound quality was not great, and they did not have the original artwork.  These cd's are very hard to find now. Now, for the very first time, both volume 1 and volume 2 are released in a 6 panel digi-pack with the original artwork from the original vinyl releases ! And.....each volume contains lots of hard to find outtakes and alternate versions ! A superb collection for every Elvis fan. The perfect Christmas gift !

Volume 1:Hound Dog - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Stereo) - All Shook Up - Don´t - I Beg Of You (Alternate Master) - Heartbreak Hotel
A Big Hunk O' Love (Take 4) - Love Me (19.06.1977 - Live) - Stuck On You (Take 1) - Good Luck Charm (Take 1) - Return To Sender - Blue Suede Shoes (NBC TV Special) - Don´t Be Cruel - Loving You (Main Version 2) - Jailhouse Rock - Can´t Help Falling In Love (Take 26) - I Got Stung (Take 22) - Wooden Heart - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Love Me Tender - Hard Headed Woman - It´s Now Or Never (Take 4) - Surrender (Take 9) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 2)


Volume 2:
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin - Treat Me Nice (Binaural Movie Master) - I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 15) - G. I. Blues (Take 5) - Blue Hawaii (Take 3) - Easy Come, Easy Go  - Edge Of Reality  - Puppet On A String (Take 7) - Suspicion (Spliced Take 4 - 5) - Little Sister - Little Egypt - One Night - Memories (First Sit Down Show, NBC Special) - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Hi Heel Sneakers (Take 5) - A Fool Such As I - Old Shep - Rip It Up (Stereo) - Such A Night - Tutti Frutti - In The Ghetto (Take 13) - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Stereo) - You're A Devil In Disguise (Take 3) - Crying In The Chapel  - Don't Cry Daddy (Master Vocal Overdub)

December 05 - Certified Charts

The British Phonographic Industry (B.P.I.) awarded "In The Ghetto" a Silver Award for the selling 200,000 copies ( (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales) in the United Kingdom. 

Billboard Chart


The Billboard chart for the week ending December 9, 2017:

    • The "Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album debuts at #73 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
    • The "Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed from #99 to #27 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.
    • The "Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed from #40 to #17 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart.
    • The "It’s Christmas Time" album climbed to #13 on the Billboard Holiday Album chart.
    • The "Classic Christmas Album" dropped from #26 to #29 on the Billboard Holiday Album chart.
    • The Walmart release "Ultimate Christmas" dropped off the on the Billboard Holiday Album chart.
    • The song "Blue Christmas" dropped from #18 to #20 on the Holiday Song chart while "Here Comes Santa Claus" dropped from #57 to #64.
    • The "It's Christmas Time" compilation climbed from #98 to #66 on the Billboard Album Top 200. 
    • The "The Classic Christmas Album" re-entered the Billboard Album Top 200 at #161.
    • The "It's Christmas Time" compilation re-entered the Billboard Album Sales Top 200 at #54. 
    • The "The Classic Christmas Album" compilation re-entered the Billboard Album Sales Top 200 at #72. 
    • The "Ultimate Christmas" compilation re-entered the Billboard Album Sales Top 200 at #95. 
    • The "The Classic Christmas Album" compilation climbed from #50 to #20 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. 
    • The "Ultimate Christmas" compilation re-entered the Billboard Rock Album chart at #48. 
    • The "It's Christmas Time" compilation climbed from #17 to #11 on the Billboard Country Album chart. 
    • The "The Classic Christmas Album" compilation climbed from #35 to #24 on the Billboard Country Album chart. 
    • The "Ultimate Christmas" compilation re-entered the Billboard Country Album chart at #44. 
    • The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation climbed from #38 to #37 on the Billboard Christian Album chart. 
    • The "Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed from #4 to #2 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
    • The "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra climbed from #17 to #14 on the " album climbed from #4 to #2 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
                                            (Source: FECC Forum / The King's World)

                                            December 03 - 1,000,000 Elvis News Fans Can't Be Wrong

                                            I started this blog January 2010 and seven years later - almost to the day, the blog passed the magic one millions page-views mark. Thanks you all for dropping by!
                                            Let's see how long it takes to hit 2,000,000 ;-)

                                            Still A Legend

                                            The MfX import-release "Still A Legend" is out. It contains audience recordings of the May 27, 1976 8:30pm and the June 26, 1976. The set is limited to 400 copies. 

                                            Spliced Release

                                            Thew CMT import release "Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special", a cooperation with the producers of the STAR import-label, has been released. It contains newly mixed spliced takes.

                                            The Wonder Of Tour-dates

                                            The "Back By Popular Demand" 2018 'Wonder Of You' Australian tour has been majorly altered by the local producers RCM Touring. They are no longer in April 2018 as planned and the locally-anticipated show in the new venue of Newcastle, NSW has been cancelled completely.

                                            Now there are only the two shows in Sydney and Melbourne and the dates have been moved to August 2018, presumably to help link up with the excitement of Elvis Week. Elvis will beam down from 'state of the art' video screens to give fans the closest possible experience to seeing The King "ELVIS" perform live.
                                            Elvis Encore Shows 2018 will feature the 40-piece Chong Lim symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King's most well-known songs and ballads. Experience the enchantment and wonder of Elvis - the highest selling solo artist in history - whose musical genius helped to inform and shape a generation of fans and performers.


                                            Melbourne Hisense Arena Saturday 4th August, - Sydney ICC Theatre Saturday 10th August.

                                            (Source: ElvisDayByDay / Elvis Aktuell / Elvis Information Network)

                                            December 01 - Weekend Charts (Updated)

                                            The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is a re-entry at #6 on the Official UK Top 10 Albums Chart for Friday December 01, 2017 with 29,606 copies sold. This is marks Elvis Presley's 51st. Top 10 album in the U.K. The album is also a new entry at #5 on the Official Physical and Sales charts this week.

                                            Chart comments:

                                            Joining Ed Sheeran as the act with most albums in the chart are The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Christmas With Elvis & The RPO – their third album adding newly constructed recordings to archive vocals from Elvis Presley – rockets 121-6 (29,606 sales) to surpass the No.22 position in which it debuted and previously peaked seven weeks ago following the release of a deluxe edition which increases the track count from 13 to 17. The similarly-styled A Love So Beautiful, on which they embroider and enhance tracks by Roy Orbison moves 7-9 (22,257 sales) on its fourth week in the Top 10, while A Brand New Me – on which they augment classic Atlantic label recordings waxed between 1968 and 1973 by Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin – debuts at No.61 (3,116 sales). Brand New Me is 75-year-old Franklin's 13th Top 75 album, while Christmas With Elvis & The RPO becomes Presley's 51st Top 10 album (53rd if reissues are included) – more than any other act. 

                                            Other Elvis Presley entries on the UK charts this week:

                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #5 on the Physical Album Chart; #18 of the Download Album Chart; #21 on the Vinyl Album Chart and #12 on the Official Record Store Chart.
                                            • 'The Wonder Of You' is #78 on the Physical Album Chart and #85 on the Album Sales Chart.
                                            • 'If I Can Dream' is #96 on the Physical Album Chart and #98 on the Album Sales Chart
                                            • 'The Elvis Collection' is #11 on the Music Video Chart
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #9 on the Scottish Album Chart
                                            • 'The Real Elvis' is #35 on the Scottish Album Chart
                                            • 'If I Can Dream' is #88 on the Scottish Album Chart
                                            • 'The Wonder Of You' is #91 on the Scottish Album Chart
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #12 on the Irish Album Chart
                                            European Charts
                                            • The 20 CD box “20 Original Albums - The Perfect Elvis Presley Collection” dropped from @21 to #23 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed from #212 to #70 on the Belgian Album chart.
                                            • The "Elvis – El Disco De Oro" dropped from #18 to #27 on the Spanish Album chart.
                                            Charts Down Under
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed from #35 to #10 on the Australian Album chart. 
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed to #8 on the New Zealand Album chart. 
                                            US Billboard Charts
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #99 on the US Billboard Album Sales Chart.
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #4 on the US Billboard Classical Album Chart.
                                            • The "Elvis Presley Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album is #40 on the US Billboard Holiday Album Chart.
                                            • The "Classic Christmas Album" is #35 on the US Billboard Country Album Chart.
                                            • The "Classic Christmas Album" is #50 on the US Billboard Rock Album Chart.
                                            • The "Classic Christmas Album" is #88 on the US Billboard Album Sales Chart.
                                            • The "Classic Christmas Album" is #26 on the US Billboard Holiday Album Chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" album is #17 on the US Billboard Country Album Chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" album is #63 on the US Billboard Album Sales Album Chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" album is #13 on the US Billboard Catalogue Album Chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" album is #13 on the US Billboard Holiday Album Chart.
                                            • The "Ultimate Christmas" compilation is #43 on the US Billboard Holiday Album Charts.
                                            Ernst: The Man And His Music

                                            The December 2017 issue of the UK "Elvis: The Man And His Music" magazine is out. This issue contains an interview with Ernst Jorgensen entitled "The Future of Follow That Dream with Ernst Jorgensen". The good news, the label will continue :-)


                                            Elvis – Back In Memphis

                                            The Friday Music label re-issued the classic album "Back In Memphis" as a limited edition on 180 Gr. audiophile translucent gold colored vinyl, housed in a gatefold cover with a poster.

                                            Side A: 1. Inherit The Wind 2. This Is The Story 3. Stranger In My Own Home Town 4. A Little Bit Of Green 5. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind
                                            Side B: 1. Do You Know Who I Am 2. From A Jack To A King 3. The Fair’s Moving On 4. You’ll Think Of Me 5. Without Love (There Is Nothing)

                                            Kings of Christmas

                                            The Smilax label released the CD "The Kings Of Christmas: Elvis & Sinatra".

                                            Tracks:

                                            Silent Night (Elvis Presley) - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Frank Sinatra) - White Christmas (Elvis Presley) - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Frank Sinatra) - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) (Elvis Presley) - Jingle Bells (Frank Sinatra) - O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Elvis Presley) - The Christmas Waltz (Frank Sinatra) - I'll Be Home For Christmas (Elvis Presley) - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Elvis Presley) - It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Frank Sinatra) - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (Elvis Presley) - Ave Maria (Frank Sinatra) - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Elvis Presley) - Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) (Frank Sinatra) - Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Elvis Presley) - The First Noel (Frank Sinatra) - I Believe (Elvis Presley) - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Frank Sinatra) - Here Comes Sant Right A Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) (Elvis Presley) - Mistletoe And Holly (Frank Sinatra) - Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley) - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Frank Sinatra)


                                            (Source: Brian Quinn / FECC / Official Chart Company / Ultratop / Now Dig This / Elvis Club Berlin)

                                            November 30 - Movies Book

                                            The "Elvis The Movies" book, written by Alan Hanson and Erik Lorentzen has been released by KJ Consulting in their Gold Standard Series. The book will contain more than 400 pictures on 432 pages and has the focus on all the Elvis movies. Beside these pictures, it contains all the info about these pictures. A must have book for all the movie lovers. 

                                            (Source: Elvis Information Network)

                                            November 29 - Re-issues

                                            Due for release from the Bounty label on January 18 2018 is the 4 DVD box “Elvis Collection” containing the previously released movies “The Early Years”, “The Rock 'n' Roll Years”, “Up, Close & Personal”, “Aloha From Hawaii” and “The Later Years”.

                                            Musical Re-issues

                                            Sony Music re-issued the classic albums “His Hand In Mine”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas” and “He Touched Me”. All CDs come with bonus tracks. 

                                            (Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Elvis Aktuell)

                                            November 25 - Definitive vinyl Artwork Book

                                            Joseph Tunzi's JAT Publishing has completed the work on updating the "The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977" book. The author found some newer images and documents and art boards for the revised second volume. This second edition will go to the printers after the book "Elvis: 'Return of the Dragon" ans due for release February 2018. 

                                            (Source: JAT Publishing)

                                            November 24 - New Christmas Gold Record Advertisement

                                            Here is the advertisement for the new "Christmas" release by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The deluxe edition of this album, containing four gospel songs as bonus tracks originally recorded for the 1957 "Peace In The Valley" EP was released today.



                                            Tracks: Santa Claus Is Back In Town – White Christmas – Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Merry Christmas Baby – Blue Christmas – I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Winter Wonderland – Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) – Silver Bells – Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem – O Come All Ye Faithful – The First Noel – Silent Night.
                                            Bonus Songs ("Peace In The Valley" EP): (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) – I Believe – Take My Hand, Precious Lord – It Is No Secret (What God Can Do).

                                            Million Dollar Quartet Vinyl


                                            Due for release on vinyl from the State of Art label on December 15, 2017 is the legendary "Million Dollar Quartet" session by Elvis Presley,‎ Carl Perkins,‎ Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. It features the complete session in the original sequence.

                                            Moody Blue Vinyl

                                            The 1977 classic "Moody Blue" album has been re-issued by Sony's Legacy Recording on transparent blue vinyl. 

                                            Songs For Christmas

                                            The Vinyl passion label re-issued the "Songs for Christmas" compilation on vinyl. 

                                            Gold Single Award

                                            The UK B.P.I. awarded the 2004 re-issue of the "Suspicious Minds" single a Gold Single Award for 400,000 copies sold (digital streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales) in the U.K. since November 16, 2004. 

                                            (Source: FECC / Amazon / BPI)

                                            November 23 - New Vinyl

                                            The Fee-Tone label announced the release of the 7 inch single "My Baby Left Me" / "Blue Moon of Kentucky" with  "Neophobic High Fidelity Stereo Effect" on red and purple vinyl. Both are limited editions of 250 copies and due December 18, 2017.

                                            Product description:
                                            My Baby Left Me is a driving powerhouse rockabilly masterpiece with a real Sun Records vibe to it (produced by Steve Scholes with Elvis on vocals and acoustic guitar, Scotty Moore on electric guitar, Bill Black on bass and D.J. Fontana on drums). Recorded at RCA Studio 1, New York on the 30th of January 1956.

                                            Our flip side Blue Moon Of Kentucky is another rockabilly classic which first appeared as the opposite side to That’s All Right (Sun 209) in 1955 (Elvis’ first single). Blue Moon Of Kentucky was recorded on the 7th of July 1954 at Sun Records (produced by Sam Phillips with Elvis on vocals and acoustic guitar, Scotty Moore on electric guitar and Bill Black on bass). 

                                            Both tracks have been painstakingly re-engineered to create a stereo effect sound. The result is a bigger, sharper sound that jumps straight outta the grooves at ya! One reviewer described the process as - “it’s as if a veil has been lifted off the tracks”. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming album titled ‘Elvis Presley – The 50’s In Stereo’ (mono to stereo re-visited). For best results play this killer double-sider very loud.

                                            (Source:  Vee-Tone Records)

                                            November 22 - His Finest Photo's - Updated

                                            Volume 12 in the "Elvis: The Official Collector's Edition" magazine series is out. 

                                            This volume, entitled "His Finest Photo's" is a one-of-a-kind issue showcasing the best and most iconic views of the star, from the early days of rock & roll to the marquees of Las Vegas blazing his name according to the product information.

                                            Featuring exclusive images, performance stills, family photos and stories from those who knew him best, it's a fitting tribute to the man who revolutionized entertainment as we know it today: the one, the only, Elvis Presley.

                                            Charts

                                            European Charts
                                            • The 6 DVD set "The Elvis Collection" climbed from #22 to #11 on the official UK Music DVD chart. 
                                            • The “Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” is listed at #59 on the Scottish Album chart.
                                            • The “The Real … Elvis” is listed at #35 on the Scottish Album chart. 
                                            • The “Christmas And Gospel Greats” is listed at #78 on the Scottish Album chart. 
                                            • The “Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” is listed at #72 on the Irish Album chart.
                                            • The “Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” climbed from #138 to #121 on the Belgian Album chart.
                                            • The 20 CD box-set "Elvis – 20 Original Albums" climbed from #45 to #21 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
                                            • The "Elvis – El Disco De Oro" compilation dropped from #18 to #27 on the Spanish Album chart. 
                                            US Billboard Charts (for the week ending December 2, 2017)
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" compilation is a new entry at #156 on the Billboard Album Top 200 chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" climbed from #36 to #29 on the Top Country Album chart.
                                            • The "The Classic Christmas Album" is a new entry on the Top Country Album chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" compilation climbed from #69 to #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart. 
                                            • The "The Classic Christmas Album" climbed from #83 to #66 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart.
                                            • The "Elvis: Ultimate Christmas" is a new entry at #88 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart.
                                            • The "Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album dropped off the the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart. 
                                            • The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation dropped from #42 to #47 on the Top Christian Album chart.
                                            • The "It's Christmas Time" dropped from #12 to #13 on the Holiday Album chart.
                                            • The "The Classic Christmas Album" dropped from #18 to #21 on the Holiday Album chart.
                                            • The "Ultimate Christmas" is a new entry at#34 on the Holiday Album chart.
                                            • The "Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" dropped from #29 to #40 on the Holiday Album chart.
                                            • The "Merry Christmas, Love Elvis" dropped from #40 to #47 on the Holiday Album chart.
                                            • The "Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" remained steady at #4 on the Classical Album chart.
                                            • The "The Wonder of You" by Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" dropped from 14 to #16 on the Classical Album chart.
                                            Canadian Chart
                                            • The "White Christmas" compilation is listed at #93 on the Canadian Album chart.
                                            Australian Chart
                                            • The "Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" album climbed to #35 on the Australian Album chart. 
                                            • The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart at #22. 
                                            (Source: FECC / On Newsstands Now / Billboard)

                                            November 21 - 1956 Recordings

                                            Two new vinyl compilations have been released by the UK based Memphis Recording Service; "Radio Records - The Complete '56 Sessions" and "Music City - The '56 Nashville Recordings".  These two albums are limited editions, cover Elvis Presley's debut recording session at Radio Recorders in Hollywood Ca. Both albums are pressed on 180 Gr. vinyl and packed in a gatefold cover with a 4 page photo insert. 

                                            Tracks Radio Records - The Complete '56 Sessions:
                                            Side A: 1 Rip It Up 2 Long Tall Sally3 Anyplace Is Paradise 4 First in Line 5 Ready Teddy 6 Paralyzed 7 Too Much 8 Love Me 9 Old She
                                            Side B:  1 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold 2 How Do You Think I Feel 3 How's the World Treating You 4 Playing For Keeps 5 Old Shep (Take 5) 6 Rip it Up (Takes 10 – 14) 7 Rip it Up (Take 15) 8 Rip it Up (Take 16) 9 Rip it Up (Take 17) 10 Rip it Up (Take 18)

                                            Music City - The '56 Nashville Recordings:
                                            Side A:  1 - I Got a Woman 2 - Heartbreak Hotel 3 - Money Honey 4 - I'm Counting on You 5 - I Was the One 6 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 7 - I Got a Woman (Unknown Take) 8 - I Got a Woman (Incomplete Unknown Take) 9 - Heartbreak Hotel (Incomplete Take 4) 10 - Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5) 11 - Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6) 12 - Money Honey (Incomplete Take 10)
                                            Side B: 1 I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2 Dry Version) 2 I'm Counting on You (Take 13) 3 I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 14) 4 I Was the One (Takes 1 & 2) 5 I Was the One (Take 3) 6 I Was the One (Take 7) 7 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 13) 8 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Incomplete Take 14) 9 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 15) 10 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 16)

                                            You can order both albums on the Memphis Recording Service website by clicking on the banner on the right.

                                            (Source: Memphis Recording Service)

                                            November 20 - From Black and White to Technicolor

                                            A new book by Paul Belard and Joseph Krein entitled "Elvis: Black and White to Technicolor"is due soon. This new book is about Elvis Presley's true relationship with African-Americans. The first edition is a limited edition of 50 copies.

                                            From the press-release:
                                            Over the years, rumors would surface that Elvis was nothing but a racist who stole black culture. Nothing could be further from the truth. Famed African-American Civil Rights photographer Ernest C. Withers said: "Elvis was a
                                            great man and did more for civil rights than people know. To call him a racist is an insult to us all
                                            ."

                                            Available to order by email from author: 
                                            pbelard@hotmail.com


                                            (Source: Elvis Express / FECC)

                                            November 19 - The King Strikes Back

                                            The Audionics import-label announced a new, comprehensive 10CD project, dedicated to Elvis’ legendary Las Vegas Summer ’74 season entitled "The King Strikes Back". All concerts were already released on the official Follow that Dream and import-releases. 

                                            From the press-release:
                                            For the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box! As you know, these recordings were released through the years by various bootleg labels and by the official collectors FTD label, too. Nevertheless, many of these original releases are hard to find nowadays, including several already deleted FTD CDs! For some of these recordings we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today's advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.

                                            Each disc is placed in individually designed cardboard sleeve and there is a 16-page booklet, full of high quality August/September 1974 photos (including several rare ones) and reproductions of fan reviews, published in the hard-to-find Rex Martin “Elvis News Service Weekly” magazine, back in 1974. These reviews are special, because they were published shortly after the concerts and those memories are immediate and fresh.


                                            This is the first-ever Audionics comprehensive box. It’s a special set which deserves a place in any serious Elvis collection! Audionics is planning new CD releases in 2018, and additionally, this label will be releasing several special vinyl projects! So stay tuned!


                                            The concerts:

                                            16.08.1974 rehearsal - approx 82 minutes
                                            16.08.1974 rehearsal binaural - approx 58 minutes
                                            19.08.1974 Opening show - approx 60 minutes
                                            20.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 67 minutes
                                            20.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 69 minutes
                                            21.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 67 minutes
                                            22.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 8 minutes
                                            24.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 59 minutes
                                            27.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 16 minutes
                                            28.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 9 minutes
                                            29.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 22 minutes
                                            30.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 85 minutes
                                            02.09.1974 Midnight closing show - approx 91 minutes

                                            CD1 - August, 16, 1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:
                                            01. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1- 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 03. Promised Land #1- 04. Promised Land #2 - 05. Down In The Alley #1 - 06. Down In The Alley #2 - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You #1 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. Softly As I Leave You #2 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. I'm Leavin' - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 14. Proud Mary - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3- 17. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4. 
                                            Previously released on FTD From Sunset To Vegas

                                            CD2 -  August 16, 1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:
                                            01. The Twelfth Of Never - 02. Faded Love - 03. Just Pretend.
                                            Binaural rehearsal tracks:
                                            04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1 (previously unreleased version) - 05. Promised Land -06. Down In The Alley - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Proud Mary 13. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 14. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 - 16. The Twelfth Of Never - 17. Faded Love - 18. Just Pretend.
                                            Bonus:
                                            19. The Twelfth Of Never (1995 original single version) - 20. The Twelfth Of Never (1994 version overdubbed by David Briggs).
                                            Previously released on FTD From Sunset To Vegas

                                            CD3 - August 19, 1974, Opening show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:
                                            01. Opening Vamp / Big Boss Man - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Down In The Alley - 04. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 05. Never Been To Spain - 06. It's Midnight - 07. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 08. I'm Leavin' - 09. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Introduction of Gunther Gebel-Williams - 16. Promised Land - 17. Introduction of Telly Savalas - 18. My Baby Left Me - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Fever - 21. Hound Dog - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete).
                                            Previously released on FTD Nevada Nights

                                            CD4 - August 20, 1974 Dinner show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:
                                            01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Proud Mary - 07. Trying To Get To You - 08. Big Boss Man (incomplete) - 09. Fever - 10. Promised Land - 11. Love Me Tender - 12. All Shook Up - 13. I'm Leavin' - 14. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 15. Hound Dog - 16. You Gave Me A Mountain - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 20. Why Me Lord - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (incomplete) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete) - 23. Let Me Be There - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
                                            Previously released on FTD Las Vegas '74, disc 2

                                            CD5 - August 20, 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:
                                            01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Trying To Get To You - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (incomplete) - 17. Introduction of Freddy Cannon / Higher & Higher (one line) / Introducion of Jackie Wilson - 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Heartbreak Hotel - 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 23. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 24. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp.
                                            Previously released on FTD Las Vegas '74, disc 1

                                            CD6 - August 21 + 22, 1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):
                                            21 August 1974 Midnight show:
                                            01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Dialogue / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (one line) - 11.  I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Take These Chains From My Heart (one line) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.
                                            22 August 1974 Midnight show:
                                            25. Suspicious Minds / The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau, excerpt)- 26. Help Me (with Sherrill Nielsen).
                                            Previously released on FTD Nevada Nights 

                                            CD7 - August 24, 1974 & August 27, 1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:
                                            August 24, 1974 Midnight show:
                                            01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. The Wonder Of You - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Spanish Eyes (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. You Gave Me A Mountain - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep.

                                            27.08.1974 Midnight show:
                                            19. The Wonder Of You - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Monologue / We Shall Overcome (excerpt) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Monologue  - 24. It's Now Or Never.
                                            Previously released on FTD It's Midnight

                                            CD8 - August 28, 1974 & August 29, 1974 Dinner shows & first part of 30.08.1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):
                                            August 28, 1974 Dinner show:
                                            01. Help Me - 02. My Boy - 03. How Great Thou Art.
                                            August 29, 1974 Dinner show:
                                            04. Why Me Lord? - 05. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 06. How Great Thou Art - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 09. Early Morning Rain - 10. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).
                                            August 30, 1974 Midnight show:
                                            12. Opening Vamp / C. C Rider - 13. I Got A Woman / Amen - 14. Love Me - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 16. It's Midnight - 17. Big Boss Man - 18. Fever - 19. All Shook Up - 20. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 21. Hound Dog - 22. An American Trilogy - 23. Introduction of Dean Nichopoulos - 24. Suspicious Minds.
                                            Previously released on Black Angels In Vegas (Venus Productions)

                                            CD9 – second part of Autust 30, 1974 Midnight show & first part of 02.09.1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:August 30, 1974 Midnight show:
                                            01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 02. Monologue (about karate) - 03. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 04. Dialogue (about karate) - 05. Introduction of Kang Rhee - 06. Help Me - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. How Great Thour Art (with reprise) - 09. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).
                                            Previously released on the bootleg Black Angels In Vegas (Venus Productions)
                                            September 2, 1974 Closing show:
                                            12. Microphone Dialogue - 13. I Got a Woman / Amen - 14. Dialogue (about karate) - 15. Until It's Time For You To Go - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 17. It's Midnight - 18. Big Boss Man    - 19. You Gave Me a Mountain.      
                                            previously released on the bootleg Desert Storm (Fort Baxter) and others

                                            CD10 – second part of September 2, 1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:
                                            01. Dialogue (about Priscilla) - 02.Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)  - 03. Hound Dog - 04. An American Trilogy - 05. It's Now Or Never #1 - 06. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 07. Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 08. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 09. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 10. Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) - 11. I Couldn't Live Without You (Voice) - 12. Bringing It Back (Voice) - 13. Aubrey (with Voice) - 14. Introduction of Vikki Carr, Bill Cosby - 15. It's Now Or Never #2 - 16. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Monologue (about drug rumours) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Dialogue (about jewelry) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.
                                            Previously released on the bootleg Desert Storm (Fort Baxter) and others

                                            (Source: FECC)