May 24 - New Bootleg Vinyl and CD (re-issues)

Released by the Petticoat import-label on both gold and clear vinyl is the compilation “My Kind of Blues”. 

From the press-release:
Petticoat records is back! With last year releases "The Swinging Sixties" (petticoat lp 001) and "You Asked Me To" (petticoat lp 002) we now present "My Kind Of Blues" (Petticoat LP 003). A fantastic vinyl album plus bonus CD with 15 blues oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1950's until the 1970's! Great stuff, housed in a stunning full color sleeve suitable for framing!

A-side: 1. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 2. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 3. Like A Baby (spliced take) 4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 5. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 6. It Feels So Right (take 2) 7. Down In The Alley (take 1) 

B-side 1. Give Me The Right (take 2) 2. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 3. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 4. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 5. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 6. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 7. Reconsider Baby (live February 21, 1977) 8. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC) 

CD Tracks 01. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 02. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam, take1M) 03. Like A Baby (spliced take) 04. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 5) 05. When It Rains, It Really Pours (rehearsal June 24, 1968) 06. It Feels So Right (take 2) 07. Down In The Alley (take 1) 08. Give Me The Right (take 2) 09. All I Needed Was The Rain (alternate mix) 10. Tiger Man (rehearsal June 25, 1968, edited) 11. Shake A Hand (original session mix) 12. One Night (live February 23, 1970) 13. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 6) 14. Reconsider Baby (live February 21,1977) 15. Trying To Get To You (live 1968, NBC)

The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 2


Just released is “The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 2” containing the classic bootlegs “Elvis' Withcraft Album”, “Rough Cut Diamonds”, “Plantation Rock”, “Elvis On Tour”, “The King Goes Wild” and “Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!”. 

From the press-release:
Now available is “The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 2“ a sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again there is chosen for some 50's, 60's and 70's instead of focusing on one time period. This way all will be served! There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset.

These were the albums in the late 1970's and 1980's that fans were longing for, because 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 and they now sound better than ever before! Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

Just like on “The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 1” there are some true gems (or “Rough Cut Diamonds”) to be found on this set! And above all that it will bring back beautiful memories!

Albums in this set are “Elvis' Withcraft Album”, “Rough Cut Diamonds”, “Plantation Rock”, “Elvis On Tour”, “The King Goes Wild” and “Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!”. All albums contain: 
Original album packaging has been painstakingly restored,
Original album tracks digitally remastered,
Including 12 page fully illustrated booklet with insightful commentary,
Very limited edition.

Tracks Witchcraft:  
Never Ending What Now, What Next, Where To (It's A) Long Lonely Highway Echoes Of Love Please Don't Drag That String Around Ask Me - Take 2 (You're The) Devil In Disguise Western Union Love Me Tonight Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Slowly But Surely Blue River Memphis Tennessee - Edited Take 2 

Tracks Rough Cut Diamonds:
I'll Never Know - Undubbed Master Just Pretend – Undubbed Master Life – Undubbed Master When I'm Over You - Backup Vocals Overdub Master Make The World Go Away – Undubbed Master Funny How Time Slips Away – Backup Vocals Overdub Master This Is Our Dance - Undubbed Master I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water Snowbird - Harmony Vocal Overdubbed Master Stranger In The Crowd – Undubbed Master Patch It Up – Undubbed Master It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) – Undubbed Master Cindy, Cindy - Brass and Strings Overdub Master Where Did They Go, Lord? – Undubbed Master 

Tracks Plantation Rock: 
Plantation Rock - Extended Version I'll Remember You - January 12, 1973 Hawaiian Sunset - Take 2 No More - Take 1 Ku-U-I-Po - Take 1 Can't Help Falling In Love - Take 7, 8, 9 Sylvia – Undubbed Master I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry – January 12, 1973 Slicin' Sand - Take 15 -17 Only Believe - Undubbed Master Steppin' Out Of Line - Take 4, 5 and 15 Something – January 12, 1973 

Tracks Elvis On Tour 
Dialogue/Johnny B Goode Dialogue See See Rider Polk Salad Annie Separate Ways Proud Mary Never Been To Spain Burning Love You Gave Me A Mountain Gospel Medley: Lighthouse / Lead Me, Guide Me / Rock My Soul Love Me Tender I' John Bridge Over Troubled Water Funny How Time Slips Away American Trilogy Interview / I Got A Woman A Big Hunk O' Love Lawdy Miss Clawdy All Tracks Are The Original Soundtrack Versions 

Tracks The King Goes Wild:
September 9 , 1956 Don't Be Cruel Love Me Tender Ready Teddy Hound Dog October 28, 1956 Don't Be Cruel Love Me Tender Love Me Hound Dog January 6, 1957 Hound Dog Love Me Tender Heartbreak Hotel Don't Be Cruel Too Much When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Peace In The Valley 

Tracks Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do:
Young and Beautiful - Movie Version I Wanna Be Free - Movie Version Young and Beautiful - Movie Version Don't Leave Me Now - Movie Version Treat Me Nice - Movie Version Jailhouse Rock - Movie Version Baby I Don't Care - Movie Version Young and Beautiful - Movie Version Dick Clark Interview Loving You (Fast Version) - Movie Version Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version Party - Movie Version Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / Hot Dog - Movie Version Lonesome Cowboy - Movie Version Hot Dog - Movie Version Mean Woman Blues - Movie Version Teddy Bear - Movie Version Loving You - Movie Version Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Movie Version Vancouver Live Excerpts Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One / I Got A Woman / That's When Your Heartaches 

Note: the above track listing is the actual track listing as it appeared on the vinyl records, sleeve information was often misleading , incomplete or incorrect.

Vegas Ballads 1969 - 1975


Now available in the "Ballads" series is the next installment "Vegas Ballads". 

From the press-release:
After the great success of the previous releases "Nashville Ballads", "Memphis Ballads" and "Hollywood Ballads" this is a compilation of some of his best ballads performed live in Vegas between 1969 - 1975. The album comes housed in a beautiful deluxe 6 panel digipack. 

Tracks: 01. The Wonder Of You 02. I Can't Stop Loving You 03. I Just Cant Help Believin' 04. Let It Be Me 05. This Is The Story 06. There Goes My Everything 07. Release Me 08. Love Me Tender 09. Sweet Caroline 10. Just Pretend 11. Love Me 12. I've Lost You 13 .The Impossible Dream 14. You've Lost That Loving Feeling 15. It's Over 16. Something 17. You're The Reason I'm Living 18. It's Midnight 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song 20. It's Impossible.

Happy Birthday

Today Elvis Presley's former wife Priscilla Presley celebrated her 74th. birthday.

(Source: Various)