September 25 - Black Tornado (Updated)

The rock and Roll Majesty label announced the release of the 4 CD set "June '75". This set comes in a long-box and contains previously released material.

June 6 1975 ES: previously released on "The Creeping Crud Express" (disc 1) and "Dallas Seventyfive".
June 7 1975 AS: previously released on "The Creeping Crud Express" (disc 2).
June 7 1975 ES: previously released on the FTD album "Another Saturday Night".

June 8 1975 AS: previously released on "Fly Trouble" and "Look Out Jackson Town".

CD 1: June 6th 1975 E/S: 2001 Theme / CC Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / The Wonder Of You / Burning Love / Band Introductions / Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton) / Drum Solo (featuring Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (featuring Glen D Hardin) / School Days / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Why Me Lord? / How Great Thou Art (with reprise) / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / An American Trilogy / Little Darlin’ (with reprise) / Mystery Train - Tiger Man / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD 2: June 7th 1975 A/S: 2001 Theme / CC Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / The Wonder Of You / Burning Love / Band Introductions / Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton) / Drum Solo (featuring Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (featuring Glen D Hardin) / School Days / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Why Me Lord? / How Great Thou Art / Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) / Little Darlin’ / Mystery Train - Tiger Man / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD 3: June 7th 1975 E/S: 2001 Theme / CC Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / The Wonder Of You / Burning Love / Band Introductions / Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton) / Drum Solo (featuring Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (featuring Glen D Hardin) / School Days / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Why Me Lord? / How Great Thou Art / Let Me Be There / An American Trilogy / Funny How Time Slips Away / Little Darlin’ / Mystery Train - Tiger Man / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD 4: June 8th 1975 A/S: 2001 Theme / CC Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / The Wonder Of You / Burning Love / Band Introductions / Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton) / Drum Solo (featuring Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (featuring Glen D Hardin) / School Days / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Why Me Lord? / How Great Thou Art (with reprise) / Let Me Be There / An American Trilogy / Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise / Little Darlin’ / Fever (excerpt) / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Black Tornado

The E.P. Collectors label announced the release of the double CD "Black Tornado" containing audience recording of the the previously unreleased November 6, 1976 afternoon and evening shows as recorded in Cleveland.

From the press-release:
Now, when majority of Elvis import labels is only re-releasing old stuff in new packages, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The November 6, 1976 afternoon and evening shows as recorded in Cleveland are previously unreleased and moreover, they were never available in listenable sound, until now!

Elvis November ’71 tour was rated as one of Elvis’ very best in the 70's. Compared with previous tours in September and November 1970, individual shows were longer and set list was variable more than before. It was the only tour in 1971 and it was the last time when Elvis was accompanied by The Imperials, too. Elvis played 14 shows in 12 days in 12 different cities.

Among the concert highlights there are fantastic performances of ,"Proud Mary", "You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling", "How Great Thou Art" "I’m Leavin’", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "The Impossible Dream".

Both concerts are taken from direct transfers of recently-found original audience-recorded cassette tapes. Those shows were recorded by Elvis fan Joyce Bauer, who passed away a couple of years ago. She followed much of Elvis' 1971 tour in November, and her tapes have never been in circulation before. 

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digi-pack with collection of images taken during both shows, reprints concert tickets and various press reviews and newspaper clippings.

CD 1: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. That’s All Right - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Proud Mary - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Instrumental / Introductions - 10. Johnny B. Goode - 11. Love Me - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. One Night - 15. Hound Dog - 16. How Great Thou Art - 17. Band Introductions - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Blue Hawaii (excerpt) / Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 22. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 23. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.

CD 2: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. That’s All Right - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Proud Mary - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - 08. Polk Salad Annie - 09. Instrumental / Introductions - 10. Johnny B. Goode - 11. Love Me - 12. Heartbreak Hotel - 13. Blue Suede Shoes - 14. Hound Dog - 15. The Impossible Dream - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Band Introductions - 18. I’m Leavin’ - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.

Sandi Pichon Has Passed Away

Sandi Pichon passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning after a long and valiant fight with a glioblastoma brain tumor.



Sandi met Elvis originally in 1956 at the Audobon Drive house in Memphis, TN where she lived at the time. Later, when Elvis made the first of 7 appearances at the Mid-South Coliseum from 1974-1976, she became a friend to Elvis & most of the rest of the group. She was Sonny's "go to" person during the years when he was doing the "An Evening With Sonny West" one-man appearances where he spoke of his time with Elvis. She wrote the book "Raised On Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!".

Funeral/memorial arrangements are as follows (from Marian Justice Cocke, Elvis nurse):

"In order to allow people from out of town to be able to attend her memorial service, it will be held on Saturday morning, October 6, 2018,at 11 AM at the Collierville Christian Church, where she was a member The church is located at 707 New Byhalia Road, Collierville. TN 38017. A reception will be held following the service in fellowship hall and the internment will be held in Hornbeek, TN, following the reception.


It is requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hornlake Animal Hospital, Hornlake, MS, in Thanksgiving for the life of Sandi Pichon."

(Source: Elvis Collectors / Essential Elvis / FECC)