Thursday, April 03, 2014

April 03 - From The MGM Vaults Volume 1

The new import label Leda Records announced the release of the CS "From The MGM Vaults Volume 1" containing the midnight show as recorded on  August 11, 1970 in Las Vegas. According to the announcement in "the best possible sound ever!".

From the update:
1) Intro - That’s All Right (2.54) 2) I Got A Woman (3.15) 3) Hound Dog (3.31) 4) Love Me Tender (4.08) 5) There Goes My Everything (2.59) 6) Just Pretend (4.29) 7) I Just Can’t Help Believing (4.46) 8) Something (3.45) 9) Men With Broken Hearts - Short Poem (0.37) 10) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2.11) 11) You Lost That Loving Feeling (4.34) 12) Polk Salad Annie (5.02) 13) One Night (2.03) 14) Don’t Be Cruel (1.38) 15) Love Me (1.50) 16) Instrumental Vamp (1.04) 17) Heartbreak Hotel (1.40) 18) Introductions Of Musicians And Backup Vocalists (3.05) 19) Bridge Over Troubled Water (4.16) 20) Suspicious Mind (6.06) 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love (3.22) 
Bonus songs
August 11, 1970 Dinner show
22) I Just Can’t Help Believing (1.12) 23) I Just Can’t Help Believing (5.19) 

Liner notes:
August 11, 1970 midnight show is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest performances with a set list that moves fast and furious from the opening number That's All Right to the closing performance of Can't Help Falling In Love. Elvis is in top form as he was also playing to the cameras as they were filming the iconic documentary, Elvis That's The Way It Is. Now for the first time this show is available in incredible sound from the lost MGM tape mix down of the track masters and has never been heard before, so get ready grab a front row seat and listen to the man who continued to change himself and the music world...the messiah.

Ginger Alden Autobiography Delayed

The publication date of Ginger Alden's new book has been delayed - with the release date now being stated as September 2, 2014. Ginger Alden, Elvis Presley's fiancee at the time of his death in 1977, is publishing her upcoming memoir, 'Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story'.

(Source: FECC / Elvis Information Network)