Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23 - For God And Country (And Money?)

One day after the announcement by the UK based Memphis Recording Service the new 3764 BLVD Publishing import label announced their release of Elvis Presley's 1961 Hawaiian concert. The CD, entitled 'Hawaii: For God And Country' has March 24, 2012 as the release-date.

From the press-release:
3764 BLVD Publishing offers; The complete benefit show for the Arizona Memorial fund plus the radio broadcast from Uncle Tom’s Cabin a few days earlier to promote the Elvis Show. This historical show is the only one available of the only 3 shows given in the 60’s before Elvis disappeared from the stage for 8 years. Only 3 days later he started filming “Blue Hawaii”. The audio is remastered and optimized for maximum listing pleasure; priority has been given to historical value. Nevertheless it will be a thrill to discover the excitement of the only Elvis Show in 1961 recorded to date. The sound on this release is a significant improvement over earlier versions.
A 24 page booklet accompanies the CD (with more than 74 minutes running time), to give detailed background info plus many rare photos in b&w and in color. Also included are clippings, articles and items from the show and the fund raising. The first 1000 copies will, just like in 1961, be numbered

The tracklisting:
The Elvis Show:
01  Introduction
02  Heartbreak Hotel
03  All Shook Up
04  A Fool Such As I
05  I Got A Woman
06  Love Me
07 Band Introductions
08  Such A Night
09  Reconsider Baby
10  I Need Your Love Tonight
11  That's All Right
12  Don't Be Cruel
13  One Night
14  Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
15  It's Now Or Never
16  Swing Down Sweet Chariot
17  Hound Dog 

The Special Radio Broadcast:
Elvis and the Colonel pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Habor 1941 presented by Tom Moffat in a special radio broadcast from Honolulu, Sunday ,March 19, 1961
18  Introduction and promotion for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial benefit Elvis Show on Saturday 25th.
19  Take My hand Precious Lord
20  Tom/ EJ Solomons (US. Navy Admiral)
21  I Believe In The Man In The Sk
22  Dialogue/ Neal Shaw Blaisdell (Mayor of Honolulu)
23  It’s No Secret
24  Tom/ Mr. H.Tucker Gratz (Chairman of War Memorial Commision).
25  Milky White Way
26  Tom/George Chaplin* (Editor of Honolulu advertiser)
27  He Knows Just What I Need
28  Tom / William F .Quinn (Governor of Hawaii)
29  I Believe
30  Tom/ Morley Theaker  (Sears manager, In charge of the Ticket sales)
31  Tom /Calls Elvis from his ”Uncle Tom’s Gabin” in Hawaii, they talk about a special broadcast for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial benefit.
32  The Last Post / Tom
33  Peace In The Valley
34  Tom /Credits.

Elvis Presley: Soldat I Europa

The Danish CB & Ole B. Booking published the 52 pages book "Elvis Presley: Soldat I Europa" by  Stig Ulrichsen.

Cover Art

This is the cover-art for the "Elvis Four - Movie Collection: Vol. 2" DVD set containing "Blue Hawaii", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "King Creole" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style". which is due March 6, 2012.

(Source: E-mail / Elvis Club Berlin)