Friday, August 07, 2020

August 07 - Summer Vacation Special

A new CD release from Elvis One label in the New Album Series.

From the press release: 'Summer Vacation Special - Elvis Presley by Special Request' contains 25 tracks including original mono single and album versions, alternate takes and more! A total of 8 tracks + a lot of the Mono versions are previously unreleased by Elvis official record company on cd, including a previously unreleased "Girls! Girls! Girls! / Fun In Acapulco" radio spot taken from the original promo disc! Also including are the original Summer Vacation Special single tracks (released on single in 1964, 1966 and 1967) "There's Always Me", "Judy" and "Such A Night" in original Mono. A great album compilation for this summer!

Tracks: Rock-A-Hula Baby (Mono Single Version) - Girls! Girls! Girls! (Mono Album Version) - Such A Night (Mono Single Version) - C’mon Everybody (Composite Movie Version) - Moonlight Swim (Mono Album Version) - Mexico (Dubbed Movie Version) - Dixieland Rock (EP Version) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 5) - Down In The Alley (Screaming Grls Version Take 1) - There’s Always Me (Mono Single Version) - Slicin’ Sand (Mono Album Version) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 3) - Come What May (Take 1) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 6) - Island Of Love (Mono Album Version) - Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Take 3) - It’s Carnival Time (Movie Version) - Sand Castles (Take 1) - Blue Hawaii (Mono Album Version) - Judy (Mono Single Version).

Bonus Songs: What A Wonderful Life - I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (Take 5) - Riding The Rainbow (Take 6) - Anyplace Is Paradise - Girls! Girls! Girls! & Fun In Acapulco (Radio Spot).

Follow That Reprint

The demand for the new FTD 50th Anniversary Release of the 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' is more than anticipated. The initial release of 2,500 copies sold out in pre-orders alone, a new for the label. The label announced that the set will see a second release September 2020 to fill the remaining pre-orders. 

Ernst Jorgensen received his copy from the authors.

Digital Single

Sony Legacy released the track 'I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water' as a digital single through Spotify, Apple Music and other digital outlets to promote the upcoming 'From Elvis In Nashville' set.

(Source: FECC / UEPS / Facebook / Phoenix Elvis Forum)