Monday, February 01, 2021

February 01 - King Creole in True Stereo and More

The CMT import label released the 'King Creole' soundtrack album in "true stereo" on yellow-colored vinyl. 

Side A: King Creole - Crawfish - As Long As I Have You - Headed Woman - Trouble - Dixieland Rock - Don’t Ask Me Why - Lover Doll - Young Dreams - Steadfast, Loyal And True - New Orleans

Side B: Berries, Gumbo - Crawfish (Film Version) - Lover Doll (Undubbed) - Dixieland Rock (Film Version) - As Long As I Have You (Take 4) - Steadfast, Loyal And True (Slow Version) - Turtles, Berries, Gumbo ( Master) - Muskat Ramble - Main Title - Radio Spot.

Happy Birthday

Lisa Marie Presley turned 53 today, congratulations! Lisa Marie was born February 1st 1968, nine months to the day after Elvis and Priscilla's wedding in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967.

Recently Graceland archivist Angie Marchese revealed a “secret drawer” located in the corridor next to the kitchen on the way to the Jungle Room. Inside you can see Lisa Marie’s graffiti which reads, “Lisa’s home Graceland” with a smiley face.

Oh Happy Day 

The Paradise Road Record import-label released the CD ‘Oh Happy Day’ featuring the August 14, 1970 Midnight Show. It comes with a booklet with information, photos from this great show and background information about these recordings.

From the press release: This CD contains both the audience and camera sound-recording (from the MGM tapes) of the August 14th 1970 Midnight Show. 

A very remarkable show. Elvis was in a really goofy mood and introduced himself as Johnny Cash. He seemed to be really enjoying this show, despite the cameras and the house lights being up so MGM could film him. He changed the words to the several songs and really had fun messing them up. Elvis sings great songs like 'Oh, Happy Day', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Folsom Prison Blues' and 'I Walk The Line'.

This show was first released on 'The Man In White - Volume 3' released in 2003. Now - 18 year later - all performances have been newly remastered and speed corrected where necessary. And for the first time on CD, you get the camera sound recordings of this show. 

That's All Right - Amen (Excerpt) - I Got A Woman / You Don't Know Me / I Got A Woman - Monologue - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk The Line - Monologue - Love Me Tender - Monologue - Johnny B. Goode - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Excerpt) / Blueberry Hill - The Wonder Of You - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Monologue 'Get Dirty' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Oh, Happy Day - Papa Oom Mow Mow (Excerpt) - All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love

From The MGM Tapes / Camera Sound Recording: Intro / That's All Right (Part Only) - Love Me Tender (Part Only) - Polk Salad Annie (Part Only) - All Shook Up (Part Only) - Blue Suede Shoes - One Night - Suspicious Minds (First Part Missing) - Can't Help Falling In Love (First Part Missing)

Elvis Presley Sings Flaming Star

The Dutch Elvis One label released ‘Elvis Sings Flaming Star and Other Songs From the Movie’. This CD comes with a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information. 

From the press release: A Special Edition release from the Elvis One label with 38 tracks from the movie ‘Flaming Star’. Including 'Flaming Star' and 'Summer Kisses, Winter Tears' (mono and stereo masters), the unedited master of 'Flaming Star', many alternate takes, seven original radio spots from the movie, the acetate recording of the composite master of 'Black Star' and more! All tracks in the best possible sound.

Flaming Star (Unedited Master) - A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Take 1 - 5) - A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Take 6) - A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Insert Take 1, 5, 6)  - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 7) - Black Star (Take 5) - Black Star (End Title Version - Take 1, 2, 4) - Flaming Star (Take 1) - Flaming Star (Take 3, 5) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 15, 16, 17) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 19) - Britches (Instrumental, Take 1) - Britches (Vocal Overdub, Take 1 - 4) - Britches (Vocal Overdub - Take 6) - Britches (Insert Take 1) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 20) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 21 - 23) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 24) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 25) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Take 26) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Movie Version - Take 2 With Guide Track) - A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Flaming Star (Stereo Master) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Stereo Master) - Flaming Star (Mono Master) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Mono Master) - Britches (Composite Master - Vocal Only) - Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Vocal Overdub Take 1M - Vocal Only) - Flaming Star (Backing Track) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #1) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #2) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #3) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #4) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #5) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #6) - Flaming Star (Radio Spot #7) - Black Star (Acetate Recording / Composite Master)

A Valentine Gift For You - Volume I & II

The Elvis One label released ‘A Valentine Gift For You’ volumes I and II. 

From the press release: A great way to celebrate Valentine's day! Two Limited Edition CD releases with some of Elvis’ best love songs - for Valentine's Day 2021! Including the original masters, alternate takes and home-recordings. All tracks on these 2 albums are newly remastered / remixed (no overdubs) with some real surprises. 

You'll enjoy the 50's and 60's masters with more focus on Elvis voice! And of course the home-recordings which never sounded better... Enjoy great versions of 'Her Hand In Mine', 'Earth Angel', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' and a short version of 'Return To Me'. 

Volume I: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Original Spliced Master) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 2) - Young And Beautiful (Stereo Record Master) - Playing For Keeps - Lover Doll (EP Version) - Give Me The Right (Spliced Version With Alternate Intro) - It Feels So Right (Master With Count-In) - I Was The One (Take 7A Spliced With Take 2) - Fever - All That I Am (Take 6) - First In Line - I'm Yours (Mono Album Master) - Fame And Fortune (Take 14) - Can't Help Falling In Love - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Vocal Overdub Take 8)

Bonus Song: Her Hand In Mine (Private Home Recording)

Volume II: Loving You - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 5) - Love Me - I Need You So - Doncha' Think It's Time (Album Master) - Gently - Paralyzed - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Sentimental Me - One Night - Any Way You Want Me - Fame And Fortune (Take 15) - Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 18) - Because Of Love - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Homerecording)

Bonus Songs: Earth Angel (Homerecording) - Return To Me (Homerecording - Excerpt)

(Source: FECC / Various)