August 14 - Collected Work In Progress

The GMS International import-label announced the release of ‘Work In Progress – The Singles Collection’, a collection of five 45 RPM singles on blue and on red colored vinyl. 

Also available is an Ultra Limited Edition black vinyl 45 RPM single containing ‘Guitar Man / What’D I Say coupled with For’ Ol’ Time Sake’ packed in a very special mailing envelope (only a handful available).  

From the press release: After the great success of both the CD set and the LP set with the famous ‘Guitar Man’ 1980 overdub sessions, we can make all collectors happy with a beautiful single box release, on which the best tracks from these sessions have been released as a single. 

The ideal way to complete your collection.

Tracks Work In Progress - The Singles Collection (45 RPM)

Disc 1: A: Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (Kwa 5 8253) / B: The Fool (Kwa 5 8560 ) Help Me(Kwa 5 8555 ) Duet With The Gatlin Brothers

Disc 2: A: Shake A Hand (Kwa 5 8248) / B: If You Talk In Your Sleep (Kwa 5 8565) / Help Me (Kwa 5 8555) 

Disc 3: A: Only The Strong Survive (Kwa 5 8240) / B: Funny How Times Slips Away (Kwa 5 8251)

Disc 4: A: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Kwa 5 8252) / B: Susan When She Tried (Kwa 5 8245) / For Lovin' Me (Kwa 5 8250)

Disc 5: A: Guitar Man / What'd I Say (Kwa 5 8566) Duet With Jerry Reed / B: For Ol' Times Sake (Kwa 5 8238) Duet with Tony Joe White

Tracklisting CD: 01 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Kwa 5 8252 / 02 Susan When She Tried – Kwa 5 8245 / 03 (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – Kwa 5 8250 / 04 Shake A Hand – Kwa 5 8248 / 05 If You Talk In Your Sleep – Kwa 5 8565 / 06 Help Me – Kwa 5 8555 / 07 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – Kwa 5 8253 / 08 The Fool – Kwa 5 8560 / 09 Help Me (With The Gatlin Brothers) – Kwa 5 8555 / 10 Funny How Time Slips Away – Kwa 5 8251 / 11 Only The Strong Survive – Kwa 5 8240 / 12 Guitar Man / What’d I Say (Duet With Jerry Reed) – Kwa 5 8566 / 13 For Ol’ Times Sake (Duet With Tony Joe White) – Kwa 5 8238 / 

Bonus Tracks: 14 Hey Jude – Kwa 5 8237 / 15 For Ol’ Times Sake – Kwa 5 8238 / 16 Blue Suede Shoes – Kwa 5 8242 / 17 In The Ghetto – Kwa 5 8243 / 18 I’ll Hold You In My Heart – Kwa 5 8554 / 19 I’ll Be There – Kwa 5 8559 / 20 Burning Love – Kwa 5 8563 / 21 Kentucky Rain – Kwa 5 8567 / 22 Long Black Limousine – Kwa 5 8573.

Collected Works Part 1 - February 1970

Also announced was the ‘Collected Works Part 1 - February 1970’ featuring undubbed, acetate, live recording and more.

From the press release: Elvis’ first live LP ‘Elvis In Person’ which was released as a double LP together with the ‘Back In Memphis’. The album reached the gold status in less than two months after its release. No wonder RCA decided to record another live album early 1970. 

This resulted in the ‘Elvis On Stage’ LP featuring live performances from February 1970 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Also included were two left over recordings which were actually recorded for the ‘Elvis In Person’ LP but they remained unused. The whole project as produced by Felton Jarvis contained slight overdubs and applause. 

The recordings presented here are mostly undubbed or they are presented in unique mixes. Most of the tracks are sourced from near mint acetates containing those unique mixes. The original ‘Elvis On Stage’ LP reached the gold status eight months after its release. A reason may be that the album did not contain the usual golden oldies which you would expect on a live album. The album showed Elvis had grown beyond his hits and became an all-round entertainer. 

Also presented in this box set are two complete live midnight performances recorded right after the RCA crew left the building. Just as all recordings on this set also these vibrant audience recordings are digitally remastered for optimum listening pleasure.

CD 1: 1 Let It Be Me February 17, 1970 DS / 2 Proud Mary February 16, 1970 DS undubbed / 3 Sweet Caroline February 16, 1970 DS undubbed / 4 Polk Salad Annie February 16, 1970 MS / 5 Don’t Cry Daddy February 17, 1970 MS / 6 Kentucky Rain February 17, 1970 MS / 7 Let It Be Me February 17, 1970 MS undubbed / 8 The Wonder Of You February 18, 1970 DS undubbed / 9 C.C. Rider February 18, 1970 MS undubbed / 10 Release Me February 18, 1970 MS undubbed / 11 Polk Salad Annie February 18, 1970 MS undubbed / 12 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 18, 1970 MS / 13 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS / 14 Proud Mary February 19, 1970 DS / 15 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS / 16 Don’t Cry Daddy February 19, 1970 DS / 17 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS / 18 Kentucky Rain February 19, 1970 DS / 19 Let It Be Me February 19, 1970 DS / 20 I Can’t Stop Loving You February 19, 1970 DS / 21 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 19, 1970 DS / 22 Monologue February 19, 1970 DS / 23 Release Me February 19, 1970 DS - Funny How Time Slips Away February 19, 1970 DS / 24 C.C. Rider February 19, 1970 DS / 25 Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 19, 1970 MS undubbed / 26 Polk Salad Annie February 16 1970 MS different source

Disc 2 - Recorded live at the Showroom of the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada during the February 21, 1970 Midnight Show

1 Opening Vamp / 2 All Shook Up / 3 I Got A Woman / 4 Long Tall Sally / 5 Don’t Cry Daddy / 6 Hound Dog / 7 Love Me Tender / 8 Kentucky Rain / 9 Let It Be Me / 10 I Can’t Stop Loving You / 11 Walk A Mile In My Shoes / 12 In The Ghetto / 13 Sweet Caroline / 14 Polk Salad Annie / 15 Introductions / 16 Suspicious Minds / 17 Can’t Help Falling In Love. 

Disc 3: Recorded live at the Showroom of the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada during the February 22, 1970 Midnight Show.

1 Opening Vamp / 2 All Shook Up / 3 I Got A Woman / 4 Long Tall Sally / 5 Don’t Cry Daddy / 6 Monologue / 7 Hound Dog / 8 Monologue / 9 Love Me Tender / 10 Kentucky Rain / 11 Let It Be Me / 12 Monologue / 13 Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start) / 14 C.C. Rider / 15 Sweet Caroline / 16 Polk Salad Annie / 17 Introductions / 18 Suspicious Minds / 19 Introduction Of Roy Orbison / 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love* / 21 Interview At Houston Airport on February 25, 1970

Track 20 Recorded February 20, 1970 Dinner Show.

(Source: FECC / Various)