March 15 - Follow Elvis On The Charts

Two new Follow That Dream titles were announced. These titles are due April 2017. The label also announced that it deleted the titles "Summer Festival", "Unchained Melody", "Dixieland Delight" and "From Hawaii To Vegas" from the catalogue.

The “Elvis Las Vegas '74” double CD contains two legendary shows from the Hilton Hotel on August 20,1974. This release comes as a double CD release packed in a 5 inch digipack. The concerts were mastered by Jan Eliasson.

Musicians: Guitars: James Burton, John Wilkinson; Guitar and Vocals: Charlie Hodge; Bass: Duke Bardwell; Drums: Ronnie Tutt; Piano: Glen D. Hardin; Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland, Voice. Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.

CD 1 - 20.08.1974 D/S:

C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - It’s Midnight - Big Boss Man - Fever - Trying To Get To You - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - I’m Leavin’ - Softly As I Leave You - Hound Dog - You Gave Me A Mountain - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions (Part Missing) - If You Talk In Your Sleep - Why Me Lord - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Let Me Be There - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus Song - 02.09.1974 M/S:

It’s Now Or Never (Second Version)

CD 2 - 20.08.1974 M/S:

C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - It’s Midnight - Proud Mary - Trying To Get To You - Big Boss Man - Fever - Promised Land - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - I’m Leavin’ - Softly As I Leave You - Hound Dog - You Gave Me A Mountain - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - If You Talk In Your Sleep - Why Me Lord - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Incomplete) - Hawaiian Wedding Song (Incomplete) - Let Me Be There - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus Songs - 28.08.1974 D/S:

Help Me - My Boy - How Great Thou Art

Elvis: His Songs Of Praise Volume 2.


As the second volume of "Elvis: His Songs Of Praise", this book completes the story chronicling a further 51 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs to add to the 55 songs featured in volume 1. 

Once again, the story of each song is told with extensively researched detail. Also observe the high quality and subtle differences on the front cover and many other photographs of Elvis featured throughout the 350 pages. In addition, the 32-track CD that runs for over 79 minutes features many rare and officially unreleased tracks. Compilation by Trevor Simpson CD Mastered by Jan Eliasson.


01. Elvis Introduction / Only Believe (With unused horns overdubbed June 8, 1970) (2:55)


Pure Elvis: Undubbed Sacred Songs

02. I, John (T-2 Undubbed Master June 10, 1971) (2:15)
03. Life (T-20 Undubbed Master June 6, 1970) (3:07)
04. Reach Out To Jesus (T-9 Undubbed June 9, 1971) (3:08)
05. He Is My Everything (Undubbed Master June 9, 1971) (2:39)
06. He Knows Just What I Need (T-9 Undubbed Oct 30, 1960) (2:10)
07. Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Undubbed Movie Version Oct 23, 1969) (2:15)
08. We Call On Him (T-3 Undubbed September 11, 1967) (2:33)
09. Padre (Undubbed Spliced Master May 16, 1971) (2:29)
10. Elvis Introduction / You’ll Never Walk Alone (Extended Master September 11, 1967) (3:52)

1956 – 1977 Elvis Impromptu (Live And Rare)

11. On the Jericho Road (SUN Studio Dec 4, 1956) (0:50)
12. Peace In The Valley (Ed Sullivan Show Jan 6, 1957) (1:39)
13. Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marching In (From the Movie “Frankie & Johnny May 1965) (1:45)
14. The Lord’s Prayer (Edit May 16, 1971) (2:03)
15. Elvis Introduction / Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To The (March / April 1972) (3:11)
16. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run (March / April 1972) (2:34)
17. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden) (June 10, 1972) (3:18)
18. Where No One Stands Alone (Montgomery, Alabama February 16, 1977) (2:23)

Seasons Greetings From Elvis: The Christmas Radio Special From December 3, 1967.

19. Announcer / Here Comes Santa Claus (2:37)
20. Announcer / Blue Christmas (2:11)
21. Announcer / O Little Town Of Bethlehem (2:47)
22. Dale Robertson / Christmas Seal Charity Appeal (1:23)
23. Announcer / Silent Night (2:34)
24. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1:54)
25. Announcer / I Believe (2:23)
26. Announcer / If Everyday Was Like Christmas (3:04)
27. Announcer / How Great Thou Art (3:16)
28. His Hand In Mine (3:00)
29. Announcer / Promotion of Elvis’ Albums (1:00)
30. Elvis’ Special Message / I’ll Be Home For Christmas (2:08)

More Pure Elvis - Undubbed Christmas Carols

31. The First Noel (Undubbed Master May 21, 1971) (2:13)
32. O Come, All Ye Faithful (T-1 Undubbed Master May 21, 1971 (2:58)

Charts


The Billboard charts for the week ending March 18, 2017:

  • The “The Wonder of You” album dropped from #4 to #5 on the Bilboard Classical Album chart. 
  • The “If I Can Dream” album remained steady at #15 on the Classical Album chart.
  • 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' rises from 8 to 5 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart; rises from 32 to 30 on the Top Christian Albums Chart and rises from 33 to 32 on the Top Christian And Gospel Albums Chart
  • 'Heart And Soul' is a re-entry at 22 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart
  • 'He Touched Me - The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley' (Vols.1 and 2) is a re-entry at 8 on the Music Video Sales Chart
Elvis Entries on the UK Charts - 17th March, 2017
  • 'The Wonder Of You' rises from 73 to 61 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 83 to 74 on the Album Sales Chart 
  • 'The Platinum Collection' drops from 83 to 95 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 17 to 22 on the Indie Albums Chart
  • 'Hound Dog' is a re-entry at 68 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'Blue Suede Shoes' is a re-entry at 69 on the Physical Singles Chart
European Charts
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation re-entered the Swiss Album charts at #100.  
  • The 'The Wonder of You' re-entered the Belgian Album chart at #82. 
  • The 'Top 40 Elvis' dropped off the Belgian Mid-proce Album chart. 
Australian Chart
  • On the Australian Album chart 'The Wonder of You' dropped from #44 to #47. 
  • The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped from #16 to #37 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
(Source: FECC / Billboard / The King's World)

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