July 21 - On Tour Trilogy Ready

Erik Lorentzen's 'Elvis On Tour 1972 - 2022' 1,200-page book trilogy is on its way from Norway to dealers and fans. 

DescriptionLorentzen - in collaboration with Jerry Luckenbach - was able to buy hundreds of unseen and unpublished photos from the 1972 April, June and November tours according to the press release. This set features extensive information on all shows and sessions and newspaper reviews from every performance.


The MGM film was a musical documentary directed by Robert Abel and Pierre Adidge. It provided a behind-the-scenes perspective on Elvis on a 15-city U.S. tour as well as footage from his legendary live performances. Elvis' final film shot in 1972 proved to be a critical success, winning a 1973 Golden Globe  award for Best Documentary Film.


Rockabilly Elvis


Due for release on August 16, 2021 from  Shinko-Mook is the Japanese magazine 'Rockabilly Presents Elvis'.  


It features articles on the birth of Rock 'N' Roll (it all started with Elvis), Elvis' fashion, Elvis merchandise, Elvis (best) music, movies and books, the day Elvis came closest to Japan ('Aloha From Hawaii'), Elvis and karate and more. 


Elvis Sings ... In The Fall of '61


The Elvis One sub-label Paradise Road Records released the CD ‘Elvis Sings Let It Be Me’ as the follow-up to ‘Elvis Sings Don’t Cry Daddy’ and ‘Elvis Sings Johnny B. Goode’.

The main label released the double CD ‘Fall ’61 – 60th Anniversary Edition – The October Sessions’, a Special Limited Edition in the ‘The Bootleg Series’.

From the press release

Paradise Road Records presents ‘Elvis Sings Let It Be Me at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada’.  A new album featuring the complete February 23, 1970 Dinner Show with additional songs recorded during the February 3rd Dinner Show and February 22nd Midnight Show. 

These audience recordings give you the best impression of these shows. You hear how the audience reacts. Elvis sings songs like 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'Kentucky Rain', 'Long Tall Sally' and many others.

The February 23, 1970 Dinner Show was first released on the 2nd CD from the album 'Rock In Black' (released in 2007) but wrongly dated as the February 22, 1970 Midnight Show.


Elvis Sings Johnny B. Goode’ features the almost complete September 5, 1970 Midnight Show and a selection of the best performances from a day earlier. Both shows a are a lot of fun with a lot of great live versions and some rare one-lines like 'La Bamba' and 'My Way'.


Elvis also sings a part of 'Crying Time' and does a Bob Dylan impersonation. This release is an updated release from 'The Midnight Hour' (2005) CD.


The double CD 'Fall '61 - The October Sessions' is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the October 1961 sessions at RCA's Studio B in Nashville and Radio Recorders Studio B in Hollywood . Including many alternate takes in great sound, the original mono masters, radio spots from the movie 'Kid Galahad' and more! A total of 42 tracks on 2 CDs. 

Songs included are 'Night Rider', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'For The Millionth And The Last Time', 'I Met Her Today' and others... Many of the alternate takes are still unreleased by Elvis' record company. Also the 'Kid Galahad' radio spots are previously unreleased on CD and are taken from the rare original promotional record for the movie.. 


All CDs are limited to the usual 500 copies per title and come with a small booklet containing some pictures and in formation. 


Tracks Elvis Sings Let It Be Me (Recorded February 23, 1970 Dinner Show):

Opening Vamp - All Shook Up - I Got A Woman - Long Tall Sally - Don’t Cry Daddy - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Kentucky Rain - Let It Be Me - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - See See Rider - Sweet Caroline - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love.


Bonus Songs

Proud Mary (February 3, 1970 Dinner Show)

Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Intro) / See See Rider (February 22, 1970 Midnight Show)

Sweet Caroline(February 22, 1970 Midnight Show)

Polk Salad Annie(February 22, 1970 Midnight Show)

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (February 3, 1970 Dinner Show)

Long Tall Sally(February 3, 1970 Dinner Show)

 

Tracks ‘Elvis Sings Johnny B. Goode’ (Recorded On September 5, 1970, Midnight Show):

Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp - That’s All Right - I Got A Woman / Amen / I Got A Woman - I Walk The Line (Excerpt) / Monologue - Love Me Tender (With False Start) - The Flu - I’ve Lost You - I Just Can’t Help Believin’ - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Johnny B. Goode - Introductions - Bob Dylan Impersonations /  Celebrity Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Monologue / Heartbreak Hotel - All Shook Up (2 False Starts Only) - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog (Incomplete) - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp


Bonus Songs - Recorded On September 4, 1970, Midnight Show:

La Bamba / I Walk The Line (Excerpts) - I’ve Lost You - I Just Can’t Help Believin’ - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling - Polk Salad Annie - Crying Time - Johnny B. Goode - My Way (Excerpt) - One Night (With False Start)


All Tracks Recorded Live At The Showroom, International Hotel, 

Las Vegas, Nevada.


Tracks 'Fall '61 - The October Sessions':

Disc One - Masters & Outtakes: Night Rider - Anything That’s Part Of You - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 2) - I Met Her Today (Take 2 & 3) - I Met Her Today (Take 7) - Good Luck Charm - Anything That’s Part Of You (Take 3) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 9 & 11) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 6) - I Met Her Today (Take 10, 11, 12 & 13) - Anything That’s Part Of You (Take 6 & 7) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 5) - I Met Her Today (Take 14) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 12) - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 6) - Riding The Rainbow (Take 6) - This Is Living (Take 8) - Riding The Rainbow (M4, Take 9) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 3 & 4) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 8) - I Met Her Today (Take 5 & 6) - I Met Her Today (Take 15 & 17) - I Met Her Today (Take 19 & 20)


CD 2 - Mono Masters & Radio Spots: For The Millionth And The Last Time - Good Luck Charm - Anything That’s Part Of You - I Met Her Today - Night Rider - A Whistling Tune - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Riding The Rainbow - I Got Lucky - This Is Living - King Of The Whole Wide World - Kid Galahad (Radio Spot #1 To #8)


(Source: ElvisMatters / Elvis Information Network / Elvis Club Berlin / FECC)