Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25 - Stronger Votes By Request

The new VV import label announced the release of 'Stronger than Pride' as their first release. 

The pressrelease:
If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972, In spite is personal problems or thanks to these we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability. The Elvis show is short, 45-50 minutes and is basic with little variation in the tracklist, this theme is continued throughout, always including the new repertoire. Here We present Elvis to the end of the season the closing night the afternoon show.. no surprises in the tracklist but the show is extremely solid and good, almost supernatural if we consider, it comes after one month of daily routine.
The sound is good and powerful it comes directly from the original tape, the mix is rough giving us the possibility to listen very clear all the band in action. This vinyl pressing include a bonus cd, where you have the possibility to listen the same concert + the six “new” songs from the opening night in this way you can compare too the evolution of Elvis’ performing during the season.
The LP 140 vinyl gram is a limited handnumbered release limited to 500 copies. It comes with an inside high quality glossy paper booklet of four LP sized paper. 
We hope you can enjoy this our first product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.
LP February 23 DS unreleased live audience-recording, running time 45,00 minutes.

Side A
01.2001 Theme
02.C C Rider
03.Proud Mary
04.Never Been To Spain
05.You Gave Me A Mountain
06.Until It’s Time For You To Go
07.Polk Salad Annie
08.Love Me
09.All Shook Up

Side B
01.Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel
02.Hound Dog
03.A Big Hunk O’ Love
04.Help Me Make It Through The Night
05.Suspicious Minds
06.Band Introductions
07.An American Trilogy
08.Can’t Help Falling In Love
09.Closing Vamp

Bonus CD (running time 73 minutes)
01. 2001 Theme 02. CC Rider 03. Proud Mary 04. Never Been To Spain 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Until It’s Time For You To Go 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Love Me 09. All Shook Up 10. Teddy Bear /Don’t Be Cruel 11. Hound Dog 12. A Big Hunk O’ Love 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. Suspicious Minds 15. Band Introductions 16. An American Trilogy 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love 18. Closing Vamp 19*. Never Been To Spain 20*. You Gave Me A Mountain 21*. Until It’s Time For You To Go 22*. A Big Hunk O’ Love 23*. An American Trilogy 24*. I’ll Remember You 25+ It’s Impossible 26+ The Impossible Dream 27° It’s Over
*January 26 opening night + February 16 ms °February 17 ds
Tracks previously released soundboard recording.

Australian Top 40

Here are the top 40 songs as voted by Australian fans so far to form the tracklisting for the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD. This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favourite Elvis track from a listing of every Elvis Presley master recording. An American Trilogy did not chart in Australia but remains in the top spot where it has been the whole time. There are plenty of interesting tracks outside this top ten that will be revealed after voting ends on July 13.

The current Top 10:
An American Trilogy
If I Can Dream
Suspicious Minds
Always on My Mind
Can't Help Falling in Love
The Wonder of You
In the Ghetto
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain

Below is the top ten from the first week:
An American Trilogy
In The Ghetto
Are you Lonesome Tonight?
Edge Of Reality
Always on my mind
Suspicious Minds
Love Me Tender
Can't Help Falling In Love
It's Now Or Never
Little Egypt

Juliens Auctions Top 3
The 'Icons' auction at Juliens Auctions last weekend got the most attention due to the fact that the Elvis crypt was pulled from the acution, but there where several other Elvis related in the catalogue that did sell. The top three:
1. Motorcycle suit: $41,600
2. 'EP' necklace: $31,250
3. Star Ruby and diamond ring: $21,250

Chrome Dreams

The Chrome Dreams budget label from the UK released the CD' The Complete '61 Sessions'. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Information Network / ElvisMatters)