May 15 - Splattered Stereo Powerhouse SUN Tracks

Released in France is a splattered grey vinyl LP featuring Elvis' self-titled debut album. This edition is limited to 1,111 copies. 

Sun "Stereo" Sessions 

Released today by the Good Music label was another installment in the "Elvis Reborn" series entitled 'The Sun Sessions In Stereo' featuring newly created stereo mixes from original mono-recordings utilizing the Digitally Extracted Stereo technology. 

From the press release: Elvis's early Sun recordings are well known to fans, but you've never heard them like this before. They sound more alive and detailed, and you will discover elements of the original performances you never heard before! It becomes a brand new listening experience. 

Bonus live recordings are the clearest they've ever been. This is a superb fete of first-class engineering that adds a whole new dimension to Elvis Presley's recorded legacy. Relive the historic early days of Elvis at Sun as well as demos and live performances as he introduced rock 'n' roll to the masses. 

The raw energy Presley expressed - his native talent, creative spirit, his synthesis of R&B, Gospel and country - captured the imagination of America and charted his meteoric rise to being the world's most enduring and iconic artist. 

Now you can step inside Sam Phillips' studio in the formative early days and feel like you are there in person as The King was born! 22 great songs you will re-discover in stereo! 

Studio B - Extended Play Collection

Due for release from the Gold Standard Series label is the 'Studio B - Extended Play Collection' featuring 5 45 RPM singles on red or blue CD and one CD, housed in a box. 

From the press release: This remarkable boxset contains 5 gorgeous "Extended Plays" each containing 4 alternate versions of early 60's Elvis classics. All tracks are recorded at RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee.

Most of the tracks are either hard to find or never issued on a 45. Remarkable is how many great first takes Elvis recorded in the early 60's. Some are featured here on this limited edition boxset. Available in blue or red vinyl. All tracks are also available on the included bonus CD.

Extended Play Number One:
A1    Fever - Take 1
A2    Working On The Building - Take 1
B1    In My Father's House
B2     Joshua Fit The Battle - Take 1

Extended Pay Number Two:
A1    Dirty Dirty Feeling - Take 4
A2    Thrill Of Your Love - Take 1
B1    Like A Baby - Take 1
B2    Milky White Way - Take 5

Extended Pay Number Three:
A1    Gently - Take 3
A2    I'm Coming Home - Take 3
B1    Kiss Me Quick - Take 1
B2    Fountain Of Love - Take 2

Extended Pay Number Four:
A1    I Want You With Me - Take 1
A2     Judy - Take 4
B1    Something Blue - Take 6
B2    Just For Old Time Sake - Take 1

Extended Pay Number Five:
A1    Echoes Of Love - Take 3
A2    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Take 1
B1    Western Union - Take 1
B2    Memphis Tennessee - Take 1

Tracks CD: Fever (Take 1) - Working On The Building (Take 1) - In My Father's House - Joshua Fit The Battle (Take 1) - Dirty Dirty Feeling (Take 4) - Thrill Of Your Love (Take 1) - Like A Baby (Take 1) - Milky White Way (Take 5) - Gently (Take 3) - I'm Coming Home (Take 3) - Kiss Me Quick (Take 1) - Fountain Of Love (Take 2) - I Want You With Me (Take 1) - Judy (Take 4) - Something Blue (Take 6) - Just For Old Time Sake (Take 1) - Echoes Of Love (Take 3) - Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers (Take 1) - Western Union (Take 1) - Memphis Tennessee (Take 1)

A Powerhouse Performance CDs

The newly founded Now Entertainment import label released 9 limited edition CDs featuring 9 shows from the August 1970 Summer Festival. This collection is limited to 150 copies.

Good Evening, I’m Johnny Cash
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Memphis Tennessee
Sweet Inspirations
Sweet Caroline
Cryin’ Time
Tiger Man
When The Snow Is On The Roses

From the press release: These fantastic powerhouse performances are recorded on stage in August 1970 at the Showroom of the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The first shows from this August engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary “That’s The Way It Is” motion picture, and recorded by the record company for the release of the soundtrack. The recordings featured here were recorded right after the MGM & RCA crew had left. 

Elvis is in a good mood and seems to be very relaxed. This is Elvis at his best. Raw, rebellious and at the peak of his powers. Enjoy these powerhouse performances!

All shows are remastered and speed corrected where necessary. These are without doubt the best sources for these recordings. All shows are presented in deluxe digipacks and are available in a very limited edition.

CD 1 - 14.08.1970 MS:
That’s All Right - Amen - I Got A Woman - You Don’t Know Me - I Got A Woman (Reprise) - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk The Line - Monologue - Love Me Tender - Monologue - Johnny B Goode - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blueberry Hill - The Wonder Of You - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Oh Happy Day - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

From The MGM Camera Recordings:
Polk Salad Annie - All Shook Up (Part Only) - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night

Bonus Songs: Opening Vamp / That’s All Right (Incomplete) - Love Me Tender (Incomplete) - Suspicious Minds (Incomplete) - Can’t Help Falling In Love (Incomplete)

CD 2 19.08.1970 DS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - Tiger Man - I Got A Woman (False Start) - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Monologue - Love Me Tender (False Start Only) - I've Lost You - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel (Including False Starts) - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes / Along Came Jones (Excerpt) - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 3 - 19.08.1970 MS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman - Tiger Man - Monologue  - Love Me Tender - Instrumental Intermezzo (#1) - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Instrumental Intermezzo - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Intro) - Introductions Continues - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - One Night - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love  - Closing Vamp

CD 4 - 20.08.1970 DS:
Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - Memphis Tennessee (One Verse) - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

CD 5 - 20.08.1970 MS:
Orchestra Intro / Opening Vamp - That's All Right  - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt)  - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender (Including False Start)  - I've Lost You - Sweet Caroline - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions (The Sweet Inspirations) - Sweet Inspiration - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (Introduction Of James Burton - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - More (Part Only) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds (Laughing Version) - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 6 - 21.08.1970 DS:
Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - I Just Can't Help Believin' - Sweet Caroline - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Happy Birthday To James Burton - Introductions - Introduction Of Neil Diamond / Holly Holy (Excerpt) - Introduction Of Elvis' Grandmother Minnie Mae - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel (With 2 False Starts) - One Night - All Shook Up (False Start Only) / Blue Suede Shoes (With False Start) - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds  - Can't Help Falling In Love (21.08.1970 MS) - Closing Vamp (21.08.1970 MS)

CD 7 - 21.08.1970 MS:
Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt)  - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - I've Lost You - Cryin' Time (With False Start) - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (With False Start) - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Introductions - The Wonder Of You  / Along Came Jones (Excerpt) - Heartbreak Hotel (With 2 False Starts) - One Night - All Shook Up (2 False Starts Only) / Blue Suede Shoes - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp 

CD 8 - 23.08.1970 DS:
That’s All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria - Monologue - Tiger Man  - Monologue - Love Me Tender - I’ve Lost You - I Just Can’t Help Believin’ - Elvis Dedicating The Show To Marie Parker - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Further Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - One Night - All Shook Up (False Starts) - Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Goofin' Around With Hound Dog ~ Tape Damage ~ Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 9 - 24.08.1970 MS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp / That’s All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria ~ Tape Damage ~ Spanish Eyes - Tiger Man - I Just Can’t Help Believin’ - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Introduction Of Celebreties - When The Snow Is On The Roses - Ed Ames Introduction - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - One Night - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Goofin’ Around With Hound Dog - Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Release Me - Can’t Help Falling In Love

A Powerhouse Performance

The new Now Entertainment import-label released of the vinyl / CD sets ‘Elvis August 1970: A Powerhouse Performance’.

From the press release: Out now from the on the newly found Now Entertainment label is this beautiful ultra Limited Edition box-set containing 4 powerhouse performances on vinyl and on CD.

The first shows from this August engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary ‘That’s The Way It Is’ motion picture, and recorded by the record company for the release of the soundtrack.

The recordings featured here were recorded right after the MGM and RCA crew had left. This boxset contains the following shows: 

  • August 14, 1970 midnight show
  • August 19, 1970 dinner show
  • August 19, 1970 midnight show
  • August 20, 1970 dinner show

All is presented in a high quality boxset and the records are housed in high quality record sleeves. This set is available in beautiful orange or white 180 Gr. virgin vinyl. All shows are remastered and speed corrected and never sounded better than now. This collection is limited to 150 copies.

LP 1 - Side A - 14.08.1970 MS:
That’s All Right - Amen - I Got A Woman - You Don’t Know Me - I Got A Woman (Reprise) - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk The Line - Johnny B Goode - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blueberry Hill - The Wonder Of You - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

Side B: Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Oh Happy Day - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

LP 2 - Side A - 19.08.1970 DS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - Tiger Man - I Got A Woman (False Start) - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Monologue - Love Me Tender (False Start Only) - I've Lost You - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie

Side B: The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel (Including False Starts) - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes / Along Came Jones (Excerpt) - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love

LP 3 - Side A - 19.08.1970 MS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman - Tiger Man - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie

Side B: Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Intro) - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - One Night - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

LP 4 - Side A - 20.08.1970 DS:
Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Tiger Man - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Side B: Polk Salad Annie - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - Memphis Tennessee - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

CD 1 - 14.08.1970 MS:
That’s All Right - Amen - I Got A Woman - You Don’t Know Me - I Got A Woman (Reprise) - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk The Line - Monologue - Love Me Tender - Monologue - Johnny B Goode - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blueberry Hill - The Wonder Of You - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Oh Happy Day - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

From The MGM Camera Recordings:
Polk Salad Annie - All Shook Up (Part Only) - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night

Bonus Songs:
Opening Vamp - That’s All Right (Incomplete) - Love Me Tender (Incomplete) - Suspicious Minds (Incomplete) - Can’t Help Falling In Love (Incomplete)

CD 2 - 19.08.1970 DS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - Tiger Man - I Got A Woman (False Start) - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Monologue - Love Me Tender (False Start Only) - I've Lost You - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel (Including False Starts) - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes  / Along Came Jones (Excerpt) - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 3 - 19.08.1970 MS:
Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender - Instrumental Intermezzo (#1) - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Instrumental Intermezzo - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Intro) - Introductions Continues - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - One Night - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 4 - 20.08.1970 DS:

Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (Excerpt) - Tiger Man - Monologue - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - I've Lost You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton Introduction) - Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel - Memphis Tennessee (One Verse) - One Night - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Including False Starts) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

Note: all the shows mentioned on the CD and / or LP editions of 'A powerhouse Performance' are previously released audience-recordings, most of them recorded by Rick Rennie. The sound ranges from good to extremely good, with some ambient effect. 

(Source: FNAC / FECC / Amazon)