September 02 - The Perfect Life (Updated)

After a short break the Venus Productions import-label continues their very successful series "Unedited Masters" series with a new volume entitled "Life". 

From the press-release:
Once again, we managed to present you unreleased unedited alternate tracks. All tracks are digitally transferred from the original studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you’ll ever gonna get. Highlight of this release are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of "Life". Get ready for some great surprises! Stay tuned for more great releases coming soon ...

Tracks
Mary In The Morning* Alternate Mix (Take 4) - I Really Don’t Want To Know* Alternate Mix (Take 4) - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water** Complete Master, Overdubbed (Take 1) – Life* Unreleased (Take 17) - 20 Days And 20 Nights Take 6,7*,8 - Stranger In The Crowd Take 1 & 7* - Funny How Time Slips Away* Alternate Mix (Take 1) – Little Cabin On The Hill* Longer/From Better Source (Take 1) – Rags To Riches From Better Source (Take 2) – Just Pretend From Better Source (Take 1,2) – The Sound Of Your Cry From Better Source (Take 4,5,6) – I’ll Never Know From Better Source (Take 4) – Tomorrow Never Comes From Better Source (Master) – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On From Better Source (Take 2) - Life* Masturbator Version (Take 18,19) - Power Of My Love* Master No Overdubs (Take 7) - My Little Friend* Vocal Overdub Of January 16 - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road* Master Different Mix (Take 11) - Power Of My Love Master Alternate Mix (Master) * Unreleased ** Officially Unreleased 

The Perfect 1

The new Gladyson import-label announced the release of the double CD "The Perfect 1" containing a collection containing Elvis’ first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's.

From the press-release:
We’d like to present to you a collection containing Elvis’ first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to dissapear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6 panel double disc digi-pack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy ''The Perfect 1''.

Tracks disc 1: 01. Such A Night (Take 1) 02. Make Me Know It (Take 1) 03. Fever (Take 1) 04. I Met Her Today (Take 1) 05. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (Take 1) 06. Joshua Fit The Battle (Take 1) 07. Lonely Man (Take 1, Solo) 08. Forget Me Never (Take 1) 09. In My Way (Take 1) 10. In Your Arms (Take 1) 11. Anything That's Part Of You (Take 1) 12. Please Don't Drag That String Around (Take 1) 13. Memphis, Tennessee (Take 1, 1963 Version) 14. Down In The Alley (Take 1) 15. You'll Never Walk Alone (Take 1) 16. Wonderful World (Take 1) 17. It Hurts Me (1968 Version, Take 1) 18. If I Can Dream (Take 1) 19. Without Love (Take 1) 20. Power Of My Love (Take 1) 

Disc 2: 01. Cindy, Cindy (Take 1) 02. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1) 03. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1) 04. Heart Of Rome (Take 1) 05. Snowbird (Take 1) 06. Where Did They Go Lord (Take 1) 07. Miracle Of The Rosary (Take 1) 08. I've Got Confidence (Take 1) 09. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Take 1) 10. He Is My Everything (Take 1) 11. Fool (Take 1) 12. Girl Of Mine (Take 1) 13. I Miss You (Take 1) 14. I've Got A Feelin' In My Body (Take 1) 15. My Boy (Take 1) 16. Loving Arms (Take 1) 17. And I Love You So (Take 1) 18. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Take 1) 19. It's Easy For You (Take 1) 20. Moody Blue (Take 1)

The Elvis Map A Travel Guide

It is always good to see releases from countries not as well associated with Elvis book publishing. "The Elvis Map A Travel Guide" is one of two book(let)s released by the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Finland. The book(let) is a neat, slimline release which allows the reader to “walk a mile” in Elvis’ shoes in both his birth town Tupelo, and his long-time home city, Memphis.

(Source: FECC)

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