Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13 - Les 40 Plus Grands Mahalo Files

The CD 'Elvis Movie Files Volume 1' was released as the first CD in a four CD serie containing the very best of all Elvis' 1960s movie soundtrack outtakes. Each CD is limited to 500 copies.

From the press-release:

30 rare and hard to find alternates takes on each volume. Collect all 4 of them (other volumes will be releases within' this year) and you'll have 120 of the very best 1960's movie outtakes. No endless search anymore in your cd collection for your favorite outtake, it's all here, in stunning audio quality. All tracks are presented here without endless studio chatter or false starts (so every song is unreleased in this form), this is the ultimate Elvis Movie cd collection for hours of listening pleasure!

Each volume comes in a stunning 6 panel digipack, filled with pics of publicity photos, sheet music, rare movie posters etc. When you have collected all 4 volumes the back of each digipack shows a great publicity shot of G.I. BLUES (see promo picture) Elvis Movie Files (The Sixties) brings together the very best of outtakes from many of his classic movie tunes recorded in the 60's.

King of the Whole Wide World (Take 13) / What a Wonderful Life (Take 1) / Roustabout (Take 6) / Easy Come, Easy Go (Take 10) / Spinout (Take 2 with take 1 intro)  / Tonight is So Right for Love (Take 9) / I’m falling in Love Tonight (Take 1) / You Don’t Know Me (movie version Take 18) / I’ll Take Love (Take 2A) / It Won’t Be Long / (Take 5) / The Meanest Girl in Town (Take 6) / I Got Lucky (Take 1) / If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 7) / Follow That Dream (Take 3) / Beyond the Bend (Take 1) / Never Say Yes (Take 6) / C’mon Everybody (Take 7) / Stepping Out of Line (Take 7) / I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 9) / Mexico (Take 6) / This is Living (Take 2) / Slicin’ Sand (Take 4) / Angel (Take 5) / Could I Fall in Love (Undubbed Master) / Can’t Help Falling in Love (Take 13) / Today, Tomorrow and Forever (Take 4) / I Need Somebody to Lean On (Take 8 ) / A House Of Sand (Spliced Take – unreleased) / I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here (Take 13) / Happy Ending (Take 6 (alt. mix).

Mahalo From Elvis

The CD 'Mahalo From Elvis' was re-issued on CD by an yet unknown import label. This editio, with additional bonus tracks, is limited to 500 copies. 

From the press-release:
Mahalo From Elvis is a compilation album by RCA / Camden released posthumously in 1978. It consists five (then) previously unissued tracks Presley recorded in Honolulu on January 14, 1973 for inclusion in the U.S.-version of the live concert TV special 'Aloha from Hawaii' (these tracks are not considered "live" recordings, as no audience was present). The recording of No More, was not used in the special.

All other songs were previously issued recordings originating from the Presley movie soundtracks 'It Happened At The Worlds' Fair', 'Harum Scarum' and 'Double Trouble'. Camden re-released the album with a different cover and album title in 1979 ('The King...'). The original album was released in 1991 in Canada by RCA Special Products , but both the sound quality and the quality of the cover print were very bad. This original CD release is now only available on the www for very high prices, and is a true collectors item. The original album was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. on 9/15/2011.

We are very proud to present this album in a stunning 6 panel digipack with superb ( original ) artwork / sound quality, using the new masters for the original tracklist! Also we added some rare outtakes of each track, making this finally the CD release the 'Mahalo From Elvis' album deserves.

The Original Album
*Blue Hawaii / *Early Mornin’ Rain / *Hawaiian Wedding Song / *KU-U-I-PO / *No More /  Relax / Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love / One Broken Heart For Sale / So Close, Yet So Far / Happy Ending. 

The Alternates
Relax (Take 5) / Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love (Take 2) / One Broken Heart For Sale (Take 1) / So Close, Yet So Far (Take 1) / Happy Ending (Take 5 ) / *Blue Hawaii (spliced take) / *No More (Take 1) / *Early Mornin’ Rain (Take 2) *KU-U-I-PO (Take 2 / Edited) / *Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 3). 

* Tracks recorded January 14, 1973 for 'Aloha From Hawaii'

Les 40 Plus Grands Succes

The French compilation 'Les 40 Plus Grands Succes' (very rare 1976 French 40-track K-Tel label  2-vinyl set which includes 18 #1 hits) was re-issued on CD by a yet unknown import label.

From the press-release:
This great double LP is now finally available on a stunning 2xCD digipack release containing the original album tracks (taken from the latest masters) plus 16 rare and hard-to-find bonus tracks.
The special vinyl-look six-panel digipack sleeve contains the original LP artwork and looks like a miniature copy of the original classic vinyl double album!

Disc 1 - Original album: Heartbreak Hotel / Mystery Train / Good Rockin’ Tonight / I Got A Woman / Money Honey / My Baby Left Me / Tutti Frutti / Shake Rattle And Roll / Too Much / Ready Teddy / Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Rip It Up / All Shook Up / Mean Woman Blues / Blueberry Hill / One Night / Loving You / Treat Me Nice / Baby I Don’t Care.
Bonus Tracks: Blue Moon (Alternate Take) / I’m Counting On You (Take 13) / That’s All Right (Alternate Take) / Doncha Think It’s Time (Take 48) / A Fool Such As I (Take 8 ) / I Want To Be Free (Take 11) / Don’t (Master take 7 incl. count-in) / I Was The One (Take 7a).

Disc 2- Original album: Jailhouse Rock / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Trouble / King Creole / I Need Your Love Tonight / Ain’t That Loving You Baby / I Got Stung / Stuck On You / A Mess Of Blues / It’s Now Or Never / Blue Suede Shoes / I Feel So Bad / His Latest Flame / Little Sister / Good Luck Charm / Return To Sender / Bossa Nova Baby / (You’re The) Devil Is Disguise / Memphis Tennessee / Blue River.
Bonus Tracks: Tonight Is So Right For Love (Alternate Take) / Something Blue (Alternate Take) / Angel (Vocal Overdubs) / Follow That Dream (Take 4) / Love Letters (Take 2) / We Call On Him (Take 8) / Guitar Man (Take 4) / Memories (Stereo Master).

(Source: EPG / Essential Elvis)