March 22 - Friday Bootleg Vinyl Chart (Updated 25/03)

The Friday Music label re-issued the classic “Elvis Now” album on vinyl. It comes in two anniversary versions; translucent gold and red swirl and translucent blue and black swirl 180 Gr. Audiophile vinyl. Both packed in a gatefold and poster. 

Synopsis:
Elvis Presley's Gold-certified 1972 RCA release, Elvis Now is home to the single "Until It's Time for You to Go" b/w "We Can Make The Morning" and finds the King offering up a wide-ranging mix of ballads, gospel numbers and all out rockers with his Las Vegas residency firmly in mind. Lennon-McCartney, Kris Kristofferson, Gordon Lightfoot and Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the famous songwriters Elvis tackles here with his signature charm and conviction.

Vegas ’69 - This Is The Story

The first vinyl release of the Madison import-label is out; “Vegas ’69 - This Is The Story”, just in time for the 50th anniversary of these special shows. This is a limited edition that comes on transparant, gold, black and red vinyl and on a CD as a bonus. Each color limited to 200 copies. 

According to the press-release “the ultimate compilation of this very special time in history, Mixed as one long show, hear Elvis sing his heart out, with songs like "My Babe", "I Got A Woman", "Reconsider Baby", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "This Is The Story" and many more!”. As a bonus each set contains a CD in its own period cardboard sleeve.

Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind

The Luxor / DAE import label present “Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind” the re-issue of the classic bootleg as a double vinyl / CD set. 

From the press-release
The CD “Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind”, originally released in the late 90’s was the very first outing of the famous March 18, 1974 performance in Richmond Virginia. At the time it was probably the best sounding soundboard recording available. And it still is!
 
Luxor realizes the show was made available on vinyl before but as this is probably the best show of Elvis in 1974 we thought it just cannot be missed in the vinyl series of DAE / LUXOR. We have left out the pre-show as this part was already featured on the DAE release “Let Me Take You Home”.

The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. And of course the show is included on CD too. Get it while you can and add this awesome LUXOR product to your collection.

Side AAlso Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Steamroller Blues

Side B: Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Your Mama Don’t Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie

Side C: Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me

Side D: An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Steamroller Blues - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Your Mama Don’t Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1

A new 6 CD set entitled "The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1" has been released. In contains the classic bootleg titles: “In My Way”, “Memphis Tennessee”, “The Jailhouse Rock Sessions”, “Long Lost Songs” and “A Dog's Life - Radio Recorders Revisited”. 

From the press-release:
This sublime 6 CD box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better (and rarer) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days.

This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered. Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

All titles of this limited edition release come in restored packaging, original digitally remastered tracks. The set contains a 12-page fully illustrated booklet with insightful commentary.

CD 1 - In My Way:
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 1 & 6) - Lonely Man (Take 2 & 3) - In My Way (Take 5, 6, 2) - Wild In The Country (Take 2 & 11) - Forget Me Never (Take 2 & 3) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 12 & 13) - Hawaiian Sunset (Take 1) - No More (Take 4 & 9) - Island Of Love (Take 1, 2, 3 & 8) - Moonlight Swim (Take 3) - Almost Always True (Take 2 & 6) - Can’t Help Falling In Live (Take 1 - 5)

CD 2 - Long Lost Songs:
Just Pretend (10.12.1975 M/S) - It’s A Matter Of Time (23.08.1973) - Tiger Man (August 1975) - Down In The Alley (19.08.1974) - Such A Night (12.12.1976) - Loving You (August 1975) - Crying In The Chapel / Rip It Up (11.12.1976) - Roses Are Red / I’ll Be There / You’re The Reason I’m Living (22.03.1975 M/S) - Crying Time (12.08.1973) - San Antonio Rose (1970) - Where No One Stands Alone (16.02.1977) - God Calls Me Home (11.12.1976) - Bathroom Conversation (19.08.1975 12.00AM) - Blue Suede Shoes 19.08.975 12.00AM) - Young And Beautiful (19.08.1975 12.00AM) - Are You Lonesome Tonight (19.08.1975 12.00AM) - If You Love Me Let Me Know (19.08.1975 12.00AM) - Folsom Prison Blues (14.08.1970) - I Walk The Line (14.08.1970)

CD 3 - Memphis Tennessee:
Western Union (Mono Master) - Ask Me (Take 6 - Unused Alternate Master) - Plantation Rock (Mono Master) - Memphis Tennessee (Edit 1963 - Mono Master Jungle Version) - Have A Happy (Mono Master) - Let Us Pray (Rejected Backup Vocal Overdub) - Change Of Habit (Mono Master) - Ask Me (Take 2) - Girl Happy (Take 13 & Insert #1 Take 5) - Beach Shack (Mono Master) - I´ve Got To Find My Baby (Take 1 - Mono Movie Version) - Brand New Day On The Horizon (Undubbed Movie Version) - Roustabout (Take 12)

CD 4 - The Jailhouse Rock Sessions:
Don’t Leave Me Now (RCA Alternate Master) - Treat Me Nice (Movie Version Composite) - Young And Beautiful (Spliced Mono Master) - Jailhouse Rock (Composite Master) - Baby I Don’t Care (Movie Version) - I Want To Be Free (RCA Alternate Master) - Don’t Leave Me Now (RCA Alternate Master) - Young And Beautiful (Spliced Master - Take 18 & 12) - Jailhouse Rock (RCA Alternate Master) - Old Shep (Master) - I Beg Of You (Alternate Master) - Your Cheatin )Heart (Alternate Master)

CD 5 - Radio Recorders Revisited:
King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 1) - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 2) - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 3) - Riding The Rainbow (Take 1) - I Got Lucky (Take 2) - I Got Lucky (Take 3) - I Got Lucky (Take 1) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 6) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 10) - This Is Living (Take 1) - This Is Living (Take 2) - Whistling Tune (Take 1) - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 17) - King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 29) - This Is Living (Take 7) - This Is Living (Take 8) - I Got Lucky (Mx5 Take 1) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 15) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 20) - Riding The Rainbow (Take Mx4 2) - Riding The Rainbow (Take 8)

CD 6 - A Dog's Life:
A Dog's Life (Take 8) - Rock A Hula Baby (Take 1, 2, 3) - It’s Over (12.01.1973) - There Goes My Everything (Undubbed Master) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 4) - My Way (12.01.1973) - Ridin' The Rainbow (Take 3 & 4) - If I Were You (Undubbed Master) - American Trilogy (12.01.1973) - Hawaii USA (Aka "Paradise Hawaiian Style” - Take 4) - Scratch My Back (Take 1) - Can’t Help Falling In Love (12.01.1973)

I Got Lucky

"I Got Lucky" is a limited edition 45 RPM 4 track promo sampler on blue and red vinyl. This EP contains 4 rare tracks from the "The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1" box-set.

A-Side: 1. I Got Lucky (M5-Take 1) / 2. Have A Happy (Mono Master)
B-Side: 1. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon (Movie Version) / 2. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 6)

Hollywood Ballads

After the "Nashville Ballads" and "Memphis Ballads" releases comes the follow-up "Hollywood Ballads". This double CD is housed in a 6 panel digi-pack and contains 20 outtakes from 1960-1968, including some real gems, all recorded for his 1960's movies.

Doin' The Best I Can (Take 3) - Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 3) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Binaural Master) - In My Way (Solo, Take 2) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Stereo Master) - Forget Me Never (Take 1) - Where Do You Come From (Binaural Master) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Take 7) - Big Love, Big Heartache (Remixed Master - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version) - Do Not Disturb (Take 27) - Santa Lucia (Take 1, Vocal Overdub) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 2 ) - Puppet On A String (Take 7) - We'll Be Together (Take 10) - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (Take 4) - The Girl I Never Loved (Take 5) - Am I Ready (Take 2) - Could I Fall In Love (Undubbed Master) - Almost (Take 29)

The weekly Elvis Presley chart update

This week the older CD and DVD titles appear to be the most successful in different parts of the world.

US Billboard charts:
  • US Billboard Top Album chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #52 to #75.
  • US Billboard Current Album chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #59 to #100.
  • US Billboard Rock Albums Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #23 to #35.
  • US Billboard Country Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #6 to #11.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “Heart and Soul” dropped from #3 to #7.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” dropped from #14 to #17.
  • US Billboard Top Christian Album chart: “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” climbed from #29 to #28.
  • US Billboard Christian Album Sales chart: “Where No One Stands Alone” dropped from #18 to #28.
  • US Billboard Soundtracks chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #10 to #15.
  • US Billboard Soundtrack Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #5 to #8.
  • US Billboard Top Country Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped off the chart from last week’s #41 spot.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” dropped off the chart from last week’s #25 spot.
  • US Billboard Artist chart: Elvis Presley dropped from #68 to #86.
Official UK charts:

  • Official UK Streaming Album chart: “The 50 Greatest Hits” re-entry #100.
  • Official UK Independent Album chart: “Made in Germany - The Complete Home Recordings” dropped off the chart after last week’s new entry at #35. 
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: "Elvis The Searcher" dropped from #14 to #16.
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: "Elvis Lives - Live From Memphis" climbed from #42 to #25. 
  • Official UK Christian and Gospel Album chart: “Where No One Stands Alone” from #13 to #11.

Official Scottish charts:

  • Official Scottish Album chart: “The Real … Elvis” climbed from #82 to #55.

Irish IRMA. Charts:

  • IRMA Music DVD chart: “Elvis - The Searcher” dropped off the chart from last weeks #5 spot. 
Australian ARIA charts:
  • Australian ARIA Music DVD chart: “’68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition” climbed from #4 to #3.
(Source: Amazon / Elvis on CD / Billboard / UK Mix / FECC / IRMA / ARIA / Official Chart Company)