Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12 - Like A Billboard Baby

An Elvis Presley single that never was released in the sixties, "Like A Baby – Make Me Know It", will be released this January as a 7 inch 45 rpm red vinyl single. The White RCA promotional label reads: 47- 8025 Not For Sale, Promotional copy, the release is limited to 500 copies. 

Latest Billboard Album Charts

The concert CD 'An Afternoon in the Garden' jumped from #166 last week to #137 this week (w/e 21st January, 2012) on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and jumped from #31 last week to #24 this week on the Top Catalog Album Chart. The new release 'Elvis Country - Legacy Edition' sold 2,191 copies last week but didn't chart; the original 'Elvis Country' sold 123 copies less. In total the six best selling albums this week sold 14,750 copies.

Elvis Collectors Edition

The first volume of the "Elvis Collectors Edition" was released in Germany. The collector's magazine was produced by the publishing house "De Agostini" in cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE). 

Elvis November Tour

The SR Records import label announced the release of the DVD / CD combination with the focus on Elvis' November tour in 1971.  The CD contains Elvis Performance from Saturday, November 13 1971 (2:30 P.M. Dallas TX. Memorial Auditorium). The DVD contains the performance from Saturday, November 13 1971 (2:30 / 8.30 P.M. Dallas TX. Memorial Auditorium and the Monday, November 15 1971 (8:30 P.M. Kansas City MO. Municipal Auditorium).

From the press-release:
Available from the end of January, Elvis’ November Tour (SR Records Special Product) with focus on Elvis’ November 1971 tour. Here we proudly present to you the first of three volumes of SR special products dedicated to the year 1971.
 After the first attempt in January 2006 with the import Setting The Standard accompanied with a bonus DVD-r first 100 copies only, the necessity to show Elvis’ in live action gave us the push to give shape to this special product series. We accompanied the usual audio concert with a real DVD as we wanted to allow you the possibility to see the man where he reigned: on the stage.
Here we present to you the complete Dallas 13th November 1971 afternoon show, although part (about half) previously issued by Sundial Production in 1996 (Kicked it up in Dallas) here you have the chance to have the complete show in a superior audio quality, a digital transfer of the first-generation copy, the sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure.

Together here we present to you a professional DVD (the lucky people who have the Setting The Standard know what we are talking about) with previously released and unreleased footage from the Dallas afternoon/evening shows and for the first time the complete 20:00 min footage of Kansas City.
The DVD will include the three shows along with a series of special features to give you the idea about how the DVD was made. Elvis in Nov 71’ was a spectacle to see and for all majority of the people who missed the opportunity to attend to the 1971 shows we think this DVD can demonstrate what we are talking about. Working on such old video-tapes of the early eighties hasn’t been easy, we worked for almost one month to give life to 50 minutes of digitally-remastered and edited video.....after a pre-filtered acquisition of the old material we worked for the same time in the restoring of the video-quality and the professional editing of the “NEW” material. All the footage has been digitally restored in order to achieve the optimum image quality. The footage has been synced with audio from the original concert and the 8mm footage speed corrected so that audio and video are timed correctly. We hope the rarity of this video and our determination to make a great job give you the opportunity to enjoy the end result.

Elvis’ November tour is, we think, the best moment of Elvis’ comeback to live shows, the perfect balance between vocal ability and live wild action; both the Dallas shows together with Houston are the best moments of the tour. So we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen and view Elvis at the top of his prowess. For the first time on this label, the double set will come with double printed DVD sized sleeve, containing a collection of live RARE photographs of the three shows and all the necessary details. The first 500 copies will come with a bonus collector card.

CD tracklisting: November 13, 1971 AS Time 55.46 min

01.Intro 1.17
02.That's All Right 1.53
03.Proud Mary 1.43
04.Amen 0.47
05.Proud Mary 2.44
06.You Don't Have to say You Love Me 2.03
07.You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4.22
08.Polk Salad Annie 4.26
09.Love Me 1.34
10.Heartbreak Hotel 1.34*
11.Blue Suede Shoes/Whola Lotta Shaking goin’ on 1.35*
12.It's Now Or Never 2.17*
13.Are You Lonesome Tonight 2.37*
14.Hound Dog 1.22*
15.How Great Thou Art 2,38*
16.Introduction 1.14*
17.Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2.16
18.Bridge Over Troubled Water 5.37
19.I Can't Stop Loving You 2.25
20.Suspicious Minds 6.08
21.Funny How Time Slips Away 3.02
22.I Can't Help Falling In Love 1.46
23.Closing Vamp 0.17
November 13, 1971 ES Time 4.01 min
24. Turn Around And look at Me 0.21*
25. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3.48*
November 15, 1971 Time 3.29 min
24. It's Over 2.07*
25. One Night 1.22*

*denote previously unreleased performances
Total Time 63.16 min

DVD Contents Total about 54,00 min.
1 November tour intro 2 Dallas Afternoon Show 3 Dallas Evening Show4 Kansas City Show
Bonus Features
1 November tour Photos 2 Restore & Compare
3 Raw Footage Dallas Afternoon 4 Trailer 

(Source: ElvisMatters / FECC / Billboard / ELvisNews / The King's World)