Thursday, January 27, 2022

January 27 - Vintage Rock from Memphis to Chicago

Volume 55 of the Vintage Rock magazine turned back the clock 65 years to the big bang of UK rock’n’roll when Bill Haley thrilled the nation’s teenagers in 1957 as the first big-name U.S. star to tour the United Kingdom.

The magazine also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the formation of Sun Records and take a glimpse at the seminal label’s first 12 months as it established a name for itself. The King makes an appearance this issue via an extract from Gary Parker’s new book 'The Sonic Swagger Of Elvis Presley'. Elvis also makes an appearance in the review section.

Volume 467 of the Now Dig This magazine also features a review of the latest Follow That Dream box-set in the article ''Treat Me Nice - The Making Of Jailhouse Rock'.

From Elvis In Memphis

The Music on CD record label re-issued the 2009 Legacy 2-CD Edition of Elvis' classic 1969 album 'From Elvis In Memphis'. 

Publicity stated: ‘From Elvis In Memphis’ was a hit  album in 1969. Here Elvis is approaching his peak as an artist having made his glorious 1968 T.V. special. 'From Elvis In Memphis' continues in the same vein and ranks among The King’s best studio albums. 

The legacy edition including 14 bonus tracks then concludes with a run through of the Elvis Presley singles from that time like 'Mama Liked The Roses', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Don’t Cry Daddy', 'Rubberneckin'' (original version) and 'Kentucky Rain' and more.

Tracks: 1. Wearin' That Loved On Look / 2. Only The Strong Survive / 3. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) / 4. Long Black Limousine / 5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' / 6. I'm Movin' On / 7. Power Of My Love / 8. Gentle On My Mind / 9. After Loving You / 10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road / 11. Any Day Now / 12. In The Ghetto / 13. I'll Be There / 14. Hey Jude / 15. If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) / 16. Who Am I?

1. Inherit The Wind / 2. This Is The Story / 3. Stranger In My Own Home Town / 4. A Little Bit Of Green / 5. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind / 6. Do You Know Who I Am? / 7. From A Jack To A King / 8. The Fair's Moving On / 9. You'll Think Of Me / 10. Without Love (There Is Nothing) / 11. In The Ghetto / 12. Any Day Now / 13. The Fair's Moving On / 14. Suspicious Minds / 15. You'll Think Of Me / 16. Don't Cry Daddy / 17. Rubberneckin' / 18. Kentucky Rain / 19. My Little Friend / 20. Mama Like The Roses.

Rockin' From Huntsville to Chicago'

Due for release from the VV import label next week are new Limited Editions of ‘Rock is Back’, featuring an ambience the August 15, 1969 show as recorded in las Vegas and ‘From Huntsville To Chicago’ containing an audience recording Elvis’ October 14, 1976 performance in Chicago on CD and his June 1, 1975 show in Huntsville on DVD. 

According to the publicity ‘Rock is Back’ comes in two editions of 11 copies each. Housed in an 8-inch digipack you get the August 15, 1969 Midnight Show performance on CD, a CD-R with a 16-track rock compilation, a DVD-R containing incredible footage with dubbed sound from August 1969 including a trailer and photos, a 40 x 40 cm and a 29 x 21 cm poster, a 20 by 20 cm forex panel, glossy sticker and certificate. 

The ‘From Huntsville to Chicago’ set comes in 4 variations of 12 copies each. The 4 digipacks are held together by a horizontal OBI. Each set contains a CD, a DVD, certificate, 50 x 26 cm poster (4 variations) and an exclusive sticker.

(Source: Vintage Rock / Elvis On CD / Elvis Club Berlin / Sounds / Pascal Matteo)