July 06 - Viva Import Releases

The Follow That Dream collectors label announced the release of "Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions". 

From the press-release:
FTD is pleased to announce the release of “Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions”. This is the ultimate "Viva Las Vegas" 3 CD-set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8”x 8” slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3 CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly limited edition. Due to manufacturing costs, there will be no reprint. 

CD 1 - Soundtrack:
Viva Las Vegas - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas - The Lady Loves Me - C'mon Everybody - Today, Tomorrow And Forever - The Climb (Planned Record Version - Take 3) - What'd I Say - Santa Lucia - If You Think I Don't Need You - I Need Somebody To Lean On

Bonus Songs: Night Life - Do The Vega - You're The Boss

First Takes:
Viva Las Vegas (Take 1) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 7) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 1 - 2) - C'mon Everybody (Take 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Take 1 - 3, 5 & 4) - What'd I Say (Take 1 - 2) - Santa Lucia (V.O. Take 1) -  If You Think I Don't Need You (Take 1 - 2) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 1 - 2) - Night Life (Take 2) - Do The Vega (Take 1) - You're The Boss (Take 1 - 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2012 - Take 1 - 2, Duet)

CD 2 - Outtakes
Night Life (Take 1 & 3) - Night Life (Take 4 - 8) - C'mon Everybody (Take 1 - 2 & 4 - 5/M) - If You Think I Don't Need You (Take 3 - 7) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 3 - 5) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 6 - 8) - Do The Vega (Take 2) - Santa Lucia (Track, Take 1 - 2) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 2) - The Climb (Take 1 - 2 & 4 - 7) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 1 - 4) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 5 - 6 & 8 - 9/M) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 3 - 6) - You're The Boss (Take 4 - 8) - You're The Boss (Take 9 - 10) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2012 - Take 6, Instrumental) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 2) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub - 2016 - Take 8) - What'd I Say (Take 3 - 4/M)

CD 3 - Movietracks:
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version, Take 7 With Overdubs) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, V.O. Take 10, Edited) -  The Climb (Movie Version - Take 9, Edited) - Santa Lucia (V.O. Take 6/M, Movie Version) - Appreciation (Ann-Margret, Take 3 & Pickup Take 2) - My Rival (Ann-Margret)

Outtakes:
Night Life (Take 9 - 10) - Night Life (Take 11) - Night Life (Take 12 - 13) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 8 - 10) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 11 - 13/M) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 9 - 15) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 16 - 19) - Do The Vega (Take 3 - 7/M) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 3 - 7/M) - The Climb (Take 8) - The Climb (Take 9) - C'mon Everybody (Take 6 - 7/M, Movie Version) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 7 - 9) - You're The Boss (Take 11 - 12) - You're The Boss (Take 13, 15 & 14) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 5) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, 2016 - Vocal Overdub Take 10/M)

The Alternate Today

Released by the Hepcat Records import-label is the double LP “The Alternate Today”. The set will be available in black or blue virgin vinyl in a deluxe gatefold cover.

Description
Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the “Today”album.  Now 43 years later Hepcat Records releases "The Alternate Today" as a deluxe 2 LP set. After the release of “The Alternate Today” 10 inch boxset and with the release of “Behind Closed Doors” 10 inch boxset this 2 LP set was a little behind on schedule. 
  
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 Overdoubbed Master - Acetate Source) - And I Love You So (22.03.1975) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (22.03.1975) - T-R-O-U-B-L-E (24.04.1975)

From Omaha To Rapid City



Omaha’s Civic Auditorium Arena and Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza Civic Center were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3rd 1977. Also released on the same day was the "Elvis In Concert" double vinyl album. Many tracks contained overdubs. The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows. Now on popular demand the two shows are available on this beautiful 2 CD set. Packaging is a fold out deluxe digipack. 

CD 1 - 19.06.1977 - Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider -  Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - Fairytale - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Jailhouse Rock - How Great Thou Art - Band Introductions - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - I Really Don't Want To Know -  Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - Charlie Hodge Introduction - Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction - Hurt - Hound Dog - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Thanking The Audience & Staff - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp & Announcements - Closing Vamp

CD 2 - 21.06.1977 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never - Tryin’To Get To You - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - My Way - Introductions - TCB Band Introductions (Incomplete Solo’s) - I Really Don't Want To Know - Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - Charlie Hodge Introduction - Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction - Elvis Introduces His Father - Hurt - Hound Dog - Unchained Melody - Thanking The Audience & Staff - Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp


Elvis Summer Festival

A fantastic special Summer Release, this cool looking 6 panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form. 

Fountain Of Love (Take 6) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 7) - Slicin' Sand (Take 10) - Sand Castles (Take 1) - Riding The Rainbow (Stereo Master) - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Take 13) - Wonderful World (Take 6) - Night Rider (Take 5) - Island Of Love (Take 8) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 7) - No More (Take 9) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 14) - You'll Be Gone (Take 4) - Mexico (Take 6) - Where Do You Come From From (Take 13) - Rock A Hula Baby (Take 3) - Happy Ending (Take 9) - What A Wonderful Life (Take 6)

Elvis Sings For You

The Culture Factory label released the vinyl compilation "Elvis Sings For You". 

Side A: So Glad Youre Mine - How Do You Think I Feel - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - I Need Your Love Tonight - Aint That Loving You Baby - Stuck On You - I Want You With Me - Shes Not You - Trying To Get To You

Side B: I'm Counting On You - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Any Way You Want Me - Loving You - As Long As I Have You - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Anything Thats Part Of You

(Source: FECC / The Elvis Shop London / Elvis Club Berlin)

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