Monday, May 04, 2020

May 04 - New Import Vinyl and CD

The STAR / CMT import-combination released a new ‘Spliced Takes’ CD entitled ‘Spinout on the Speedway’ focussing on the movies ‘Spinout’ and ‘Speedway’. This releases comes housed in a card sleeve. 

From the press release
This time the producers decided to combine two movies for one release, since the original movie soundtracks were so short in running time. Not only are most tracks "spliced" but a lot are also extended with different parts so most tracks sound very different.

If you own the previous releases like "Kissin Cousins, Viva Las Vegas and Fun in Acapulco" you will know what to expect. As Always you will get a lot of value in this release since almost all sounds very different then usual without using fake remixes or over-dubbs. So sit back and relax, and leave the driving to Elvis!

Tracks: Stop, Look and Listen (Spliced Take 2, 3, 3, 6) - Adam And Evil (Alternate Master) - All That I Am (Spliced Take 1, 2, 4) - Never Say Yes (Spliced Take 2, 2, 2, 1) - Am I Ready? (Spliced Take 2, 1) - Beach Shack (Spliced Take 1, 3) - Spinout (Spliced Take 3, 2, 2, 2, 3) - Smorgasbord (Spliced Take 5, 3, 3, 6, 5, 4, 5) - I'll Be Back (Spliced Take 1, 1, 1) - Speedway (Alternate Master) - There Ain't Nothing Like A Song (Alternate Master) - Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby (Spliced Take 1, 6) - Five Sleepy Heads (Alternate Master) - Who Are You? (Alternate Master) - He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad (Re-Edited Master) - Let Yourself Go (Reversed Master) - Suppose (Take 1)

Made in Memphis Vol. 2 - Home Sweet Home

The Meant to be Played import-label released ‘Made in Memphis Vol. 2 - Home Sweet Home’. This CD comes housed in a deluxe digital-pack. 

From the press release:
Just like the previous releases this one is “meant to be played" and there are many nice and hard to find tracks on it for you to enjoy! It includes live performances, informal recordings and some rare outtakes. The set includes 6 alternate singles from all the sessions Elvis did in Memphis, plus recordings from 3 different concerts he gave at the Mid-south Coliseum. Combined with some home recordings and informal tracks the set has just the right combination to be very different compared to other releases.

Tracks: Home Sweet Home / When The Saints Go Marching In (1034 Audubon Drive, December 1956) - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Take 2, Take 6) - Little Cabin Home On The Hill / Summertime Has Past And Gone /
Christmas Time's A Coming / I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Sweetheart You've Done Me Wrong (04.12.1956) - Is It So Strange (04.12.1956) - In The Ghetto (Spliced Take 10, 11) - Any Day Now (Take 1) - Suspicious Minds Undubbed Master) - You'll Think Of Me (Take 22 - Spliced With Take 23 Ending) - I´ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Take 1) - Take Good Care Of Her (Take 3B) - Promised Land (Harmony Vocal Overdub) - It's Midnight (Harmony Vocal Overdub) - Your Life Has Just Begun / Teardrops (1317 Favell Drive, November 1973) - That's All Right / Johnny B. Goode (Live 17.03.1974) - Let Me Be There (10.06.1975) - Fairytale (05.07.1976) - Hurt (Rehearsal) - For The Heart (Take 5B) - Moody Blue (Take 3) - She Thinks I Still Care (Take 14)

Houston, I’m Back Again  

The VV -import-label announced the release of the “Special Deluxe Combo” double LP / CD set ‘Houston, I’m Back Again’ with May 2020 as the release date. 

From the press release
As a follow up to last year’s ‘See You Soon Huntsville’ the VV label will release the June 4th and June 5th 1975 Houston shows on colored vinyl, housed in various packages. 

It is our goal to present Elvis at the top of his capabilities, and without a doubt this set presents Elvis at his best. After losing some weight our man is ready to start his second 1975 tour. Thanks to the fact that RCA decided to release a live album we have some incredible soundboard recordings of this tour. Unfortunately most incomplete. But at the same time, this has given us the possibility to release - with just a some light editing and remastering - a single vinyl record for each of the Houston concerts. 

At the same time we are glad to include as bonus CD containing an unreleased “ambiance” recording of the complete concert of the second day in Houston. The sound is decent, if you want to live the atmosphere of an Elvis concert in 2020 this is the right tape. We can guarantee that Elvis was greeted with incredible enthusiasm. 

Elvis Presley looked great in his impressive new jumpsuits and he delivers great shows with a great version of the up-tempo rockers ‘Burning Love’ and his last single ’T.R.O.U.B.L.E.’ The enthusiasm is so great that the screaming of the audience is louder than the music on certain parts of the concert. Elvis even does ‘Trying to Get to You’ as a request, a rarity for the tour. The sound is good for an ambient recording, a dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of an Elvis concert in the seventies. We hope you can enjoy the final result.

The variations:
  • Double black vinyl LP housed in a deluxe 300 grams gate-fold sleeve holding a CD, 30 x 30 cm. art-card (120 copies).
  • Double white vinyl LP housed in a deluxe 300 grams gate-fold sleeve holding a CD, doubt sided art-card (100 copies).
  • Double blue vinyl LP housed in a deluxe 300 grams gate-fold sleeve holding a CD, doubt sided art-card (100 copies).
  • Deluxe box-set, content not disclosed (70 copies). 
LP 1 Soundboard Recording  - June 04, 1975  8.00 PM
Side A: Amen / I Got A Woman - 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 Introduction - Johnny B. Good - School Day

Side B: T.R.O.U.B.L.E.  - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art - Let Me There - An American Trilogy - Funny How Time Slips Away - Little Darling - Mystery Rain / Tiger Man - Can’t Help Falling In Love

LP 2 - June 05, 1975  8.00 PM
Side C: Amen / I Got A Woman - 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 Introduction - T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

Side D: Trying To Get To You - How Great Thou Art - Let Me Be There - You Gave Me  A  Mountain - An American Trilogy - Little Darling - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus CD - 05.06.1975 8.00pm:
See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Dialogue - 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 (James Burton) - Drum Solo / Bass Solo / Piano Solo (minderwertige Audioqualität aufgrund technischer Probleme während der Aufnahme) - School Day (minderwertige Audioqualität) - T.R.O.U.B.L.E (minderwertige Audioqualität) - Trying To Get To You (minderwertige Audioqualität) - How Great Thou Art (+ Reprise) - Let Me Be There - You Gave Me  A Mountain - An American Trilogy - Little Darlin' - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Funny How Time Slips Away (+ Reprise) - Can't Help Falling In Love.

* Denote inferior audio quality due at technical problems during the recording.

Elvis In Bronze

Here are the first images of the new Elvis statue that will be placed in the German city Bad Nauheim where Elvis Presley was living while stationed in Germany, serving his country. The head and legs are ready, the rest of the statue is in the works. 

Danish Picture Disc

The Memphis Mansion released a limited edition - 100 copies - picture disc of volume 2 of ‘The Danish Singles Collection’. This release consists of two singe sided picture discs with the music on a baby blue backside. 

Side A: 
1. A Fool Such As I
2.I Need Your Love Tonight
3. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
4. All Shook Up
5. A Big Hunk O’ Love
6. My Wish Came True

Side B:
1. That’s All Right
2. You’re a Heartbreaker
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. Treat Me Nice
5. Stuck On You

6. Fame And Fortune

(Source: FECC / Elvis in Bronze / Memphis Mansion)