Friday, October 07, 2011

October 07 - Unedited Record Collector

The Venus import label announced the release of 'Nashville 1970' in their new 'Unedited Masters' series. 

From the pressrelease:
After the huge success and great reviews of our first release in the "Unedited Masters" series, we are proud to inform you about our, soon to be released, new volume: 'Unedited Masters: Nashville 1970'. Again we are able to present to you more undubbed and unedited masters, this time as recorded in Nashville, Tennessee 1970. As always, we deliver all songs without any fade-ins, fade-outs or cut-outs. Everything is presented the way it was recorded in the studio. The sound quality on this wonderful release is again "from outer space". Hear Elvis in his prime in a way you never heard him before! Don't you dare miss this great and limited edition and ... If it sounds like from outer space, you can be sure it's from Venus. 

1 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off of It unedited O.V. master 5:37 2 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me unedited O.V. master 2:34 3 Just Pretend unedited O.V. master 4:13 4 Faded Love Brass & Stings O.V. master 4:09 5 The Next Step Is Love unedited O.V. master 3:48 6 Make The World Go Away Take 3 O.V. /work part Tk.1 O.V. 5:01 7 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water unedited overdubbed master 5:24 8 Twenty Days And Twenty Nights unedited O.V. master 3:40 9 I've Lost You unedited O.V. master 4:01 10 I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago unedited master 3:29 11 The Sound Of Your Cry unedited O.V. master 4:36 12 The Fool unedited undubbed master 2:33 13 Cindy, Cindy unedited O.V. master 3:16 14 It's Your Baby, You Rock It unedited alternate master 3:23 15 Stranger In The Crowd unedited O.V. master 4:35 16 Mary In The Morning unedited O.V. master 4:25 17 This is Our Dance backup vocal overdub master 3:14 18 Only Believe O.V. master (featuring horns) 2:58 19 Patch It Up unedited alternate master 3:28 20 The Fool Take 1 (different mix) 2:24 
Total running time 76:57 / O.V. = overdubbed.

Elvis On The Cover Of Record Collector

Elvis is on the front cover of the latest edition of the UK music magazine, the "Record Collector" with an article entitled "Kneeling at Graceland's Altar". 

From the website

Elvis: the single name resonates like no other. But is it still possible to feel the presence of the man who drew the blueprint for the music we love? Patrick Humphries took a trip to Tupelo and Memphis to find out what remains… and if it moves you. Plus we hear from a man who counted Elvis as a close friend, and look at current Elvis collecting trends.

David Hess Died

David Hess, a songwriter for the likes of Elvis Presley, Pat Boone and Andy Williams in his teens before he became renowned as a horror film actor, died on Oct. 8 at his home in Tiburon. The cause of Hess’s death was a heart attack, according to the New York Times, citing his brother Jeremy.
He was 75. Best known for his role as the unrepentant serial killer in Wes Craven's classic slasher film ‘Last House on the Left,’ artist had success as both an actor and musician. 
Hess’s official Facebook page was updated Oct. 8 with a note from his children reading: "It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life."

From his official site:
David began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. David's first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed and credited to Elvis Presley. The song: "All Shook Up." 
David continued to write songs for Elvis Presley throughout the '50s and '60s, (notable Presley hit "I Got Stung" was later covered by The Beatles) Other Hess tunes performed by The King include "Frankie and Johnny", "Come Along," "Make Me Know You're Mine" (first performed by Conway Twitty), "Sand Castles," "Blue Lagoon." "Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love" became a 60s hit when it was performed by Andy Williams.

Billboard Chart

The CD 'An Afternoon In The Garden' is still listed on the Billboard Album Top 200. The album climbed from #176 to #165 on the Billboard Album Top 200 chart. 

(Source: FECC / ElvisMatters / Record Collector Magazine / The King's World)