Friday, March 09, 2012

March 09 - Big Apple Re-issued With A Smile

The Venus Productions import label released a new double CD digipak set entitled 'Operation Big Apple' featuring both MSG shows. This is a very limited Edition of this Special Day of June 1972. The flyer indicated the ''Unedited Masters'' series will continue soon with one title related to the year 1971 and another volume covering a larger period in time. The CD was 'Sold Out' within a couple of hours after the release.

More Unedited Masters

The flyer to promote this release also announced thwo more volumes in the 'Unedited Master' series; 'Nashville 1971' and 'Hollywood To Nashville 1972 - 1980'.

Just One More Smile

The new importlabel ‘Convair’ released the CD 'Just One More Smile' containing a rare recording of one of Elvis’ last live performances. Recorded by a fan in the audience this release is for the collectors. Accompanied by a 20 page booklet telling the story of Elvis’ last tour in words and pictures plus having two different concert reviews from this concert in Des Moines this is a nice collectors-package.

Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman / Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / Jailhouse Rock / O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never / Little Sister / Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel / Help Me / Danny Boy (Sherill Nielsen) / Walk With Me (Sherill Nielsen) / Blue Suede Shoes / Introductions / Early Morning Rain / What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Band Solos / I Really Don’t Want To Know / More Band Solos / Hurt / Hound Dog / Elvis introduces his father and sound engineer / Can’t Help Falling In Love.

In The Shadow Of Kings

The autobiography 'In The Shadow Of Kings' by former Elvis backing vocalist Donnie Sumner was released. 

From the press-release:
In The Shadow Of  Kings' is the exciting autobiography of Donnie Sumner. The story-line is divided into thirty-seven chapters with each chapter written as a self-contained story! Having spent eight years with the legendary J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, one year as a part of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and six years as a constant companion and stage musician with Elvis Presley, Donnie has had an exciting life. Donnie shares his early childhood, his separation from his biological parents and his resulting childhood journeys as the son of a Pentecostal Preacher. The Donnie Sumner Story is one of intrigue, excitement, inspiration and encouragement. Many controversial questions surround the life of Elvis Presley. As a close confidante to Elvis, Donnie shares his answers to such questions as: "Was Elvis A Christian?" and "Did Elvis Do Drugs?" Having fallen prey to drug addiction himself, Donnie came to the end of his rope and in 1976 experienced a traumatic and life changing moment. Travel the long and twisted road of Donnie's career along with him as he unfolds the stops along his journey. Now traveling nation-wide as a minister and Christian music artist, Donnie proudly proclaims that in Jesus there is a “new life” - Join Donnie as he recalls his memories spanning over five decades of musical performance.

Essential 60's Re-issues

The 'From Nashville to Memphis - The Essential 60's Masters' five CD-set was re-issued by Sony in Germany in the booklet format. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin)