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)

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