Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12 - Recorded Live On Vinyl

The Music On Vinyl label announced a 40th. Anniversary Edition vinyl re-issue of the classic "Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis". It contains the original concert, with the Richmond Show and rehearsals from August. This release comes on 4 discs 180 gram vinyl, a 3-fold gatefold sleeve, a 16 page booklet and re-mastered audio. Due for release on May 12, 2014.

Product information:
Following the artistic success of his 1973 'Stax Sessions' and the global phenomenon of the 'Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite' album (both also available on vinyl) and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording. When originally released as a single LP, 'Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' reached #1 on the Country charts and featured 'How Great Thou Art', the track that would bring Elvis his third Grammy win. 

This luxury quadruple vinyl reissue contains a previously unreleased 'Test Run' of the entire show recorded with a live audience at the Richmond Coliseum a few days before the legendary concert. The remarkable 'test run' performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis. 

As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, also included are five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances, which include 'Down In The Alley', 'Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues', 'Softly As I Leave You', 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' and 'The Twelfth Of Never', provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.

'Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' includes a 16 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.

Memphis Mafia Princess 

Shirley Dieu lived with Joe Esposito for five years and travelled with him on all of Elvis' tours and vacations as well as Graceland. She was also a good friend to Elvis and remains close to this day to Joe, Priscilla, Jerry, and David Stanley and others as well. Shirley notes.... 

My book 'Memphis Mafia Princess: Living In 'The Elvis World'' will be not like any other Elvis book out there. The thing that makes it so different, is that it is all about the "good times" and all of the wonderful things that all of us did together with Elvis. The funny little things that he did. Things that he laughed at and the things that we laughed at with him. The vacations, the crack-ups and the truth about a lot of things that so many others have never told. (Or that they have told completely opposite of what really was) Especially in the final years. There were some great times in the final years, unfortunately no one ever talks about those times. But I do in 'Memphis Mafia Princess'.

Shirley Dieu has been working on her book since 2012 but it will hopefully be ready later this year.

(Source: Elvis And His Music / Elvis Aktuell / Elvis Information Network)