April 16 - Elvis One For The Demo, Two For The Show and Three for the UK Fans

The Dutch Elvis One (import) label announced the release of three new CDs; 'Elvis Presley Demo and Acetates', 'Pearl Harbor - The Double Album' and 'Flaming Star and Summer Kisses'. The Paradise Road import record-label - associated with the Elvis One label - announced the release of 'Elvis Sings Sweet Inspiration and Other Great Songs'. 

All titles are limited to 500 copies each and come with a booklet containing photos and recording information.

Note: All material on these releases has been released before, both officially and unofficially. 

From the press-release

'Elvis Presley Demo and Acetates' is a special edition release with 29 tracks, including (rare) acetate recordings and (songwriter) demos. Some of these recordings are still unreleased by Elvis' record company like the edited movie version of 'Mean Woman Blues', the undubbed movie version of 'Earth Boy', the unedited vocal overdub of 'I've Got To Find My Baby', the instrumental track of 'If I Can Dream', a radio commercial for the 'Big show in Denver, April 8, 1956', and many others. Also included are the acetate home-recordings of 'Dark Moon', 'Write To Me From Naples' and 'My Heart Cries For You'. 

As a special bonus you can hear six songwriter demos. For most of these recordings we've used the unrepaired recordings so nothing is lost from the original sound.

01. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (private recording) 2:49 / 02. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way (private recording) 2:02 / 03. Fool, Fool, Fool (radio demo) 1:53 / 04. Shake, Rattle And Roll (radio demo) 2:23 / 05. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (live) 1:50 / 06. Hearts Of Stone (live) 2:01 / 07. Radio Spot ‘Big show in Denver, April 8, 1956’ 1:08 / 08. Dick Clark Phone Interview 4:30 / 09. Earth Boy (undubbed movie version) 2:40 / 10. The Walls Have Ears (overdubbed movie version) 2:50 / 11. Mexico (dubbed movie version) 2:07 / 12. Girl Happy (original composite master) 2:05 / 13. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (unused alternate track 1) 2:12 / 14. I’ve Got To Find My Baby (unedited vocal overdub) 2:09 / 15. Dark Moon #1 (home-recording) 3:20 / 16. Dark Moon #2 (home-recording) 2:54 / 17. Write To Me From Naples (home-recording) 2:36 / 18. My Heart Cries For You (home-recording) 1:47 / 19. Almost In Love (instrumental 2006, take 4) 3:11 / 20. A Little Less Conversation (instrumental) 2:19 / 21. If I Can Dream (instrumental) 3:08 / 22. ‘I Play This Record For You’ (personal message by Elvis) 0:09 / 23. Mean Woman Blues (edited movie version) 2:03.

Songwriter demo's: 24. Wisdom of the Ages (demo for ‘Harum Scarum’) 2:23 / 25. Hard Knocks (demo for ‘Roustabout’) 1:55 / 26. This Way To Paradise (demo for ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 2:08 / 27. Easy Come, Easy Go (demo) 1:35 / 28. I Need Somebody To Lean On (demo for ‘Viva Las Vegas’) 3:03 / 29. Fun In Acapulco (demo) 2:16.

The double CD 'Pearl Harbor - The Double Album' contains all known recordings from and related to the benefit concert from March 25th, 1961 on one great new CD release. Newly remastered, unedited and complete!

We wanted to present this concert in the best possible sound and as originally recorded, so including the accasionally microphone feedback which was part of the show (infact, Elvis reacts on this). And also as complete as possible, so including the complete radio broadcast 'Elvis Salutes The USS Arizona', the complete press conference and interviews, Elvis' arrival, and also the original released press conference excerpt as released on the album 'A Legendary Performer' and the 6 minutes long version of 'Hound Dog' as originally released for the very first time on the 1979 Pearl Harbor bootleg from Golden Archives.

Disc 1: Elvis Live at Bloch Arena, Saturday March 25th 1961

01. Introductions / 02. Heartbreak Hotel / 03. All Shook Up / 04. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I / 05. I Got a Woman / 06. Love Me / 07. Band introductions / 08. Such a Night / 09. Reconsider Baby / 10. I Need Your Love Tonight / 11. That’s All Right / 12. Don’t Be Cruel / 13. One Night / 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / 15. It’s Now Or Never / 16. Swing Down Sweet Chariot / 17. Hound Dog / 18. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Pearl Harbor memorial version)

Elvis Salutes the USS Arizona - Radio broadcast: 19. Introduction - Take My Hand, Precious Lord / 20. Announcer - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - 21. Announcer - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) / 23. Announcer - Milky White Way / 24. Announcer - George Chaplin - He Knows Just What I Need / 25. Announcer - William F. Quinn - I Believe / 26. Morley Theaker - Message From Elvis / Tribute To The USS Arizona - (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) / Closing Announcements

Disc 2: 01. Tom Moffatt talks with Colonel Parker and Elvis / 02. Elvis arrives in Pearl Harbor / 03. Press Conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel / 04. Interview by Tom Moffatt / 05. Presentation of awards to Elvis (original edit from the album ‘A Legendary Performer’) / 06. Hound Dog (Extended Live Version).

'Flaming Star and Summer Kisses' was originally exclusively released September 1965 in the United Kingdom, and it reached No. 11 on the U.K. album charts on October 9, 1965. This album has never been released on CD until now according to the press release. 

All tracks on this album are presented in mono as on the original album. For this CD release we’ve included 2 bonus tracks: a special recorded message by Elvis to his U.K. fans for the ‘New Musical Express Poll Concert’, Wembley’s Empire Pool, England, April 26, 1964 and an interview with Peter Noone from August 18, 1965. 

The Original Mono Album: 

01. Flaming Star / 02. Mean Woman Blues / 03. Loving You / 04. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / 05. It's Now or Never / 06. Hot Dog / 07. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears / 08. Party / 09. Lonesome Cowboy / 10. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / 11. True Love / 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 

Bonus tracks: 1964 Greetings To His U.K. Fans (Master Recording) / 14. Elvis and Peter Noone (Interview). 

Paradise Road Records presents 'Elvis sings Sweet Inspiration and Other Great Songs!' featuring audience-recordings of the complete August 20th 1970 Midnight Show and recordings from the August 19th 1970  Dinner and Midnight shows. Including songs like 'Sweet Inspiration', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Polk Salad Annie', 'I Just Can't Help Believin', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 'Heartbreak Hotel' (with 4 false starts), 'Tiger Man' (2 versions with 1 as the show opener), and song excerpts from 'Ave Maria', 'More' and 'Along Came Jones'. A total of 33 tracks. 

1. Orchestra Intro / 2. Opening Vamp / 3. That’s All Right / 4. I Got A Woman - Ave Maria (Excerpt) - I Got A Woman / 5. Tiger Man / 6. Monologue / Playing With Laughing Box /7. Love Me Tender (With False Start) / 8. I’ve Lost You / 9. Sweet Caroline / 10. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling / 11. Polk Salad Annie / 12. Introductions / 13. Sweet Inspiration / 14. Introductions / 15. Johnny B. Goode / 16. Introductions / 17. The Wonder Of You / 18. Heartbreak Hotel / 19. Blue Suede Shoes / 20. Hound Dog / 21. More (Excerpt) / 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water / 23. Suspicious Minds / 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love / 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements 

Bonus Tracks: 26. Opening Vamp - Tiger Man / 27. Heartbreak Hotel (With 4 False Starts) / 28. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me / 29. I Just Can’t Help Believin' / 30. Along Came Jones (Excerpt) / 31. One Night / 32. All Shook Up / 33. Memphis Tennessee.

All tracks recorded live at the Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tracks 2-25 recorded on August 20, 1970, midnight show.

Tracks 1, 29, 31, 32 recorded on August 19, 1970, midnight show.

Track 25 ‘Announcements’ and track 33 recorded on August 20, 1970, dinner show.

Tracks 26, 27, 28, 30 recorded on August 19, 1970, dinner show.


Barry Mason Died

U.K. songwriter Barry Mason died. He was 85.

Mason became a major chart success with 1960's hits such as Tom Jones' 'Delilah', Edison Lighthouse with 'Love Grows (where my Rosemary goes)', The Fortunes 'Here it Comes Again' and Engelbert Humperdinck's 'The Last Waltz'.

The majority of his best-known work was written in partnership with Les Reed which included 'Girl Of Mine' that Elvis recorded in 1976 and released on the LP 'Raised on Rock'

Circle G Marker

The Board of Trustees at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History approved the application for an Historic State Marker at Elvis Presley's former Circle G Ranch. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Information Network / Facebook)