March 30 - The 1972 Movie Files Revisited

The Petticoat import record label announced the release of ‘The Movie Files’ Volume 2. 

Publicity stated (exactly the same as on all other releases): Petticoat records is back! This time with a fantastic vinyl album full of movie classics. This high quality album (including bonus CD) / featuring 18 rare and hard to find alternate versions is now available. And as always housed in a stunning full color sleeve suitable for framing! 

 

This high quality 180 grams virgin vinyl pressing is now available in red or blue vinyl. Don't miss out on this wonderful limited edition album.

 

Side A Follow That Dream - Take 3 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Follow That Dream’) / Clean Up Your Own Backyard - Undubbed Master (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It) / Don’t Leave Me Now - 1st Piano Version - Take 1 (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Jailhouse Rock’) / Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby - Master Without Backing Vocals (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Speedway’) / Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter - Take 1 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Frankie & Johnny’) / This Is Living - Take 8 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Kid Galahad’) / We’re Gonna Move - Take 4 (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Jailhouse Rock’) / Do Not Disturb - Take 27 (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Girl Happy’) / Pocketful Of Rainbows - Version 1 Take 8 (From The Paramount Motion Picture ‘G.I. Blues’).

 

Side B Moonlight Swim - Take 2 (From The Paramount Motion Picture ‘Blue Hawaii’) / Riding The Rainbow - 1st Version - M4 Take 6 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Kid Galahad’) / Sing You Children - Take 19 (From The Paramount Motion Picture ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’) / We’ll Be Together - Take 10 (From The Paramount Motion Picture ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’) / A Whistling Tune - Take 3 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Follow That Dream’) / Frankfort Special - Fast Tempo - Take 7 (From The Paramount Motion Picture ‘G.I. Blues’) / It Won’t Be Long - Take 2 (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Double Trouble’) / Dominic - Take 2 (From The MGM Motion Picture ‘Stay Away Joe’) / How Can You Lose What You Never Had - Take 2 (From The United Artists Motion Picture ‘Clambake’).

 

The CD contains the exact same tracks. 

 

 

1972 Revisited - The 1972 Multitrack Collection and More 

 

The Redemption import record label announced the release of of ‘Elvis 1972 Revisited - The 1972 Multitrack Collection and More

 

Publicity stated: This comprehensive deluxe set contains all known multitrack recordings recorded during live performances at the Showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton in 1972. All shows are painstakingly remastered with wonderful results. Also, all available stage rehearsals are featured on this set. Among many others you hear Elvis sing songs like ‘Never Been To Spain’, ‘It’s Over’, ‘It’s Impossible’ and ‘The Impossible Dream’. During the stage rehearsals Elvis sings songs like ‘Faded Love’, ‘Any Day Now’, ‘Something’, ‘My Babe’ and ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go’.


As an absolute highlight you hear Elvis sing Mat Monro’s ‘Portrait Of My Love’. A beautiful ballad which must be heard. 

 

Also included is the August 4 opening performance. Although this is a show recorded by a lucky attendee, this recording is of outstanding quality and it shows the result of what Elvis was working on during the rehearsals earlier that day and week. The included fully packed bonus disc contains no less than 16 rare and official unreleased versions of studio tracks recorded in 1972. This disc features alternate takes, unedited masters, undubbed and overdubbed masters and further unreleased alternate recordings. 

 

Disc 1: The Multitrack Recordings February 14, 1972 Dinner Show 01. Hound Dog February 14, 1972 Midnight Show 02. Never Been To Spain 03. Love Me 04. Little Sister / Get Back 05. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 06. A Big Hunk O’ Love 07. An American Trilogy February 15, 1972 Dinner Show 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 10. Hound Dog 11. A Big Hunk O’ Love February 15, 1972 Midnight Show 12. Also Sprach Zarathustra 13. See See Rider 14. Proud Mary 15. Never Been To Spain 16. You Gave Me A Mountain 17. Love Me 18. All Shook Up 19. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 20. Hound Dog 21. An American Trilogy 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 23. Closing Vamp February 16, 1972 Dinner Show 24. Never Been To Spain 25. You Gave Me A Mountain 26. An American Trilogy 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp 

 

Disc 2: The Multitrack Recordings & More February 16, 1972 Midnight Show 01. Never Been To Spain 02. You Gave Me A Mountain 03. It’s Impossible 04. A Big Hunk O’ Love 05. The Impossible Dream 06. An American Trilogy 07. It’s Impossible - Incl. False Start 08. The Impossible Dream - Unedited February 17, 1972 Dinner Show 09. It’s Over 10. A Big Hunk O’ Love 11. It’s Over - Unedited Mono Section: ‘Unedited Versions’ February 16, 1972 Midnight Show 12. You Gave Me A Mountain 13. A Big Hunk O’ Love 14. It’s Impossible 15. The Impossible Dream 16. An American Trilogy February 17, 1972 Dinner Show 17. Never Been To Spain 18. It’s Over February 16, 1972 Midnight Show Official Master Mixes: 19. Never Been To Spain 20. You Gave Me A Mountain 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love 22. It’s Impossible 23. The Impossible Dream 24. An American Trilogy February 17, 1972 Dinner Show 25. It’s Over 26. Never Been To Spain - Unedited Mono Version 

 

Disc 3: August 1972 Rehearsals August 2, 1972 01. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 02. Any Day Now 03. Something 04. I’m Leavin’ August 3, 1972 05. Faded Love 06. The Wonder Of You 07. My Way 08. I’ll Remember You 09. It’s Over 10. Anytime You’re Feeling Lonely / True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 11. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Part 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Part + Dialogue 14. Steamroller Blues 15. Fever 16. I’ve Got To Go 17. Portrait Of My Love 

 

Bonus Tracks From Alternate Source 18. Fever 19. I’ve To Go 20. Portrait Of My Love August 4, 1972 21. My Way - 3 Attempts The Twelfth Of Never 

 

Disc 4: August 1972 Rehearsals August 4, 1972 01. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 02. Until It’s Time For You To Go 03. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 04. Burning Love 05. What Now My Love # 1 06. What Now My Love # 2 07. My Babe 08. For The Good Times 09. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 10. Fever 11. Blueberry Hill 12. Little Sister / Get Back 13. I’ll Remember You 14. An American Trilogy 15. Something 16. Faded Love 17. You Gave Me A Mountain 18. I’m Leavin’ 19. My Way / Don’t (Part) / My Way My Way 

 

Disc 5: August 4, 1972 Opening Show 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. A Big Hunk O’ Love 04. Never Been To Spain 05. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 06. Love Me Tender 07. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 08. What Now My Love - Performed For The Very First Time 09. Love Me 10. Little Sister / Get Back 11. Blue Suede Shoes 12. One Night 13. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 14. Hound Dog 15. My Way - Performed For The First Time 16. My Babe - Performed For The Last Time 17. Introduction Of Sammy Davis Jr. 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love 19. Closing Vamp Missing Recordings From Inferior Source: 20. The Wonder Of You 21. Band Introductions 22. An American Trilogy 

 

Bonus Tracks 23. Elvis Accepts Award - August 4, 1972 24. Tony Prince Interview - September 4, 1972 25. Press Announcement Aloha From Hawaii September 4, 1972 - Complete 26. Press Announcement Aloha From Hawaii September 4, 1972 - Different Source 27. Knbc Report Of The Aloha From Hawaii Press Announcement - September 1972 

 

Disc 6: 1972 Studio Highlights 01. Separate Ways - Take 25 02. Separate Ways - Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master 03. For The Good Times - Harmony Vocal Overdubbed Master 04. Where Do I Go From Here - Undubbed Master 05. Burning Love - Unedited Take 4 & 5 & Take Call 6 06. Burning Love - Unedited Master 07. Fool - Unedited Take 1 08. Fool - Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master / Unedited Master 09. Fool - Faded Overdubbed Master 10. Always On My Mind - Take 2 11. Always On My Mind - Take 3 12. Always On My Mind - Unedited Brass & Strings Overdubbed Master With Unedited Piano Intro 13.It’s A Matter Of Time - Take 5 Undubbed Master With Backing Vocals 14. It’s A Matter Of Time - Unedited Brass And Strings Overdubbed Master Masters Overdubbed In 1972 15. I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen - Master From Acetate 16. I’ John - Master.




Help Needed

 

Hello everyone, i'd like to call on the help for Jordan Richie, the man who keeps the For Elvis CD Collectors Forum, Keith Flynn's Elvis Recording Page and other available for us to enjoy every day. Most of you know that he's been unwell as of late, and despite him doing a bit better step by step (He's home!) But he still has a lot to work through, with what he's been going through the bills pile up and he asked if we could please share a gofundme he started with our very own members, he hates to call for help, but he does need it! 


To read more about the issues Jordan has been facing please read the description on the webpage https://gofund.me/d9eae178

Jordan also had a personal message to share: "Thank you so much to everyone who's been concerned about my situation, I'm alive and kicking and every bit helps! Anything you guys can donate would be greatly GREATLY appreciated and help out a great deal. 
Thank you everyone!"' – Jordan


(Source: Pascal Matteo)

January 29 - Follow That Dream April 2023 Releases

The Follow That Dream collectors label announced the April 2023 releases: the 3-CD set 'Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden' and the book / CD / vinyl set 'The Making Of Blue Hawaii' by David English and Pal Granlund.

Description 'Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden': After Elvis completed a hugely successful and sold-out tour filmed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for the 1972 documentary 'Elvis On Tour' in April, confidence was high in the Elvis camp with all four shows at New York's Madison Square Garden sold out, as did the rest of the June tour. Any reservations Elvis might have had about performing in the Big Apple were quickly dispelled as the noise from the MSG crowd was deafening. The New York Times 'Arts and Leisure' headline summing up the triumph read 'Like a Prince From Another Planet'.

Elvis As Recorded at Madison Square Garden with the evening show of June 10 was a rush release later in the month and sold a million copies in the US in just a few weeks. Total US sales to date exceed 3 million, achieving triple platinum status. The afternoon show was eventually released by RCA as An Afternoon In The Garden in 1997, 20 years after Elvis' death.

This belated FTD 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates these legendary shows with remixed versions of both shows by Memphis recording engineer Matt-Ross Spang. Disc 3 contains the original press conference, recorded at the New York Hilton on June 9th.

Packaged in our 8-inch 'Sessions' slipcase, this deluxe 3-CD includes a 20-page color booklet, great photos, memorabilia, press conference transcript and reminiscences of the late Phil Gelormine.

CD 1 - June 10 1972 Evening Show: Also Sprach Zarathustra - That´s All Right - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Introductions - Hound Dog - Suspicious Minds - For The Good Times - An American Trilogy - Funny How Time Slips Away - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 2 - June 10 1972 Afternoon Show: Also Sprach Zarathustra - That’s All Right - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - Until It’s Time For You To Go - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Blue Suede Shoes - Reconsider Baby - Hound Dog - I’ll Remember You - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - For The Good Times - An American Trilogy - Funny How Time Slips Away - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 3 - June 09 1972: Press Conference (20:31 - Recorded By PΓ₯l Granlund).

Details 'The Making of Blue Hawaii': FTD Books Following on from the success of ‘The Making of Jailhouse Rock”, FTD Books announces the release of “The Making of Blue Hawaii”.

Movie book: Hardback coffee table style deluxe book, containing 387 pages with many newly discovered photographs, details on deleted scenes, pages from the script, the shooting schedule, memos, contracts, as well as memories from the cast and crew.

Music book: Containing 85 pages of photos, documents and detailed session information, including pages from a newly found recording session log.

4 CDs: Featuring the soundtrack recording sessions, which include 50 unreleased takes. The audio has been newly mixed from the original 3-track tapes to stereo and feature 50 unreleased takes. The songs have been sequenced in recording order for the first time. 

Vinyl: A special collector's vinyl 33rpm compact double EP with picture sleeve.

The recording sessions audio will be issued later this year as an FTD audio only release. Author David English posted two pictures on the FECC Forum of the packaging, click to enlarge.



Burning Love Video

EPE announced the premiere of the new animated music video for 'Burning Love'! This new 'Agent Elvis' animated video should be out tomorrow at 10am ET on Elvis' YouTube channel.




Elvis Week 2023 Schedule

EPE also announced the schedule for Elvis Week 2023, tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 5 2023. 

It is time to make your plans for an unforgettable Elvis Week filled with live music, panels, contests, screenings and more! 

Elvis Week 2023 highlights include the August 16 Aloha from Hawaii 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Elvis on the big screen backed by a live band; ’68 Special Enhanced Screening with Elvis bigger than life in black leather; the annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and performances by many of EPE's past Ultimate winners; Conversations on Elvis, with those who knew Elvis best sharing memories and stories; A Celebration of Lisa Marie Presley with Jerry Schilling; and the cornerstone event of the week, the annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15 where fans gather in quiet remembrance of the king. 

Special guests and performers include Linda Thompson, Sam Thompson, Jerry Schilling, Glen Hardin, Spencer Sutherland, Mike Deasy, Tanya Lemani George, Terry Mike Jeffrey, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, 10 Ultimate Elvis tribute artists, among others! Plus more exciting guest and event announcements yet to come! 

(Source: FTD / UEPS / Facebook / Elvis Club Berlin Forum / EPE)

January 28 - James Doing Better

James Burton's family posted an update on his recovery, an he is doing better.

He is back playing great with friends at home. 🎸😎

He is still not eating or drinking enough so he is on infusions 3 times a week at Vanderbilt.  We know by the ✝️ Grace of God ✝️ with prayer πŸ™ is the only reason he is here.

Thanks all for your prayers!!! πŸ₯°πŸ˜‡

The James Burton Family

March 27 - Debut Vinyl

The 20th Century Masterworks re-issue of Elvis Presley's debut album on green colored 180 Gr vinyl is out, almost 67 years after the original release on March 13, 1956. This Limited Edition contains six Elvis classic as bonus tracks. 

Side A: Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One-Sided Love Affair - I Love You Because - Just Because.

Bonus Songs: Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender.

Side B: Tutti Frutti - Tryin´ To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You - I'll Never Let You Go - Blue Moon - Money Honey.

Bonus Songs: Shake, Rattle And Roll - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Heartbreak Hotel.

(Source: Various / Facebook)

March 26 - Long Live The King

Due for release from Lighthouse Productions on April 14, 2023 in Germany is the musical documentary DVD 'Elvis Presley - Long Live The King' featuring a collection of interviews, statements, private footage and music clips. The running time is 60 minutes.

The 28 chapters include Elvis´ Answering Machine, Intro Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue Suede Shoes, Elvis & June In Biloxi 1956, Shake Rattle & Roll, Baby Let's Playhouse, Army Induction 1958, Heartbreak Hotel, Army Footage 1958, Money Honey, Elvis Takes Germany 1958, Blue Suede Shoes # 2, Elvis In Paris 1959, Tutti Frutti, Elvis & Nancy Sinatra 1960, I Want You I Need You I Love You Elvis Army Press Conference 1960, Heartbreak Hotel # 2, Elvis Press Conference In His Father's Office 1960 Fame & Fortune, Elvis Press Conference Continue, Stuck On You, Hound Dog, I Got A Woman, I Was The One, Good Rockin' Tonight and more.

(Source: JVC)