Saturday, January 15, 2022

January 15 - Sold Out! Cars and CDs

The German Bear-Family on-line shop listed volume 12 in Pyramid import 'Sold Out!' DVD series with February 14, 2022 as the release date. More information when available. 

High Notes At The Kiel

The Rag Doll import-label released the CD 'High Notes At The Kiel' with Elvis Presley's June 28, 1973 performance at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. 

Publicity stated: Rag Doll is back with a brand new unreleased audience recording performance! ''High Notes At The Kiel' contains Elvis his performance at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis on June 28, 1973.

The June 1973 tour is often considered one of Elvis best tours and while this certainly is true, some dark stuff went on preceding Elvis show on June 28, 1973 in St. Louis, MO.

Backstage moments before Elvis was supposed to take the stage Vernon Presley called Dr. Nick to the singers hotel room, only to find an Elvis that was passed out barely breathing, after an injection with a stimulant and putting Elvis in a bath tub full of cold water they put him in his nail studded jumpsuit and Elvis took the stage to loud applause.

Not showing any signs of what had happened only moments before. As seen in recently released 8mm footage and pictures one has to ask themselves was this story dramatized or was it all true?

For the first time we can now listen to the infamous concert containing one of Elvis his best versions of ''I Can't Stop Loving You'' and ''I'm Leavin’'' we also have a great performance of ''How Great Thou Art'' including a reprise, a beautiful ''Help Me Make It Through The Night'' and ''What Now My Love'' among the recently introduced ''Rock 'N' Roll Medley'' and a rousing performance of ''Steamroller Blues''.

The person who recorded this show unfortunately missed the first and last song but the majority is here and worth listening to and should be part of any serious Elvis fan's collection. We are releasing this as a digipack filled with pictures of the show.

Tracks: I Got A Woman / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Steamroller Blues / You Gave Me A Mountain / Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes / Rock 'N' Roll Medley / I'm Leavin' / How Great Thou Art / How Great Thou Art (Reprise) / Hound Dog / Fever / Something / What Now My Love / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / I'll Remember You / I Can't Stop Loving You / An American Trilogy / A Big Hunk O' Love.

Live In Philadelphia

The Ampex import-label released the CD 'Live In Philadelphia' with Elvis Presley's November 8, 1971 show, as recorded from the audience in Philadelphia, PA.

Publicity stated: Out now is a new CD from the Ampex label that is the follow-up to last years 'Kickin' It Down In Baltimore' with our new release 'Live In Philadelphia' we present you the show Elvis gave on November 8, 1971 in Philadelphia, PA.

Elvis gave a stunning show at the Spectrum with reviews citing ''16,000 Scream as Presley Brings Back Rock and Roll'' and he did bring back Rock and Roll! This show had everything an audience member could hope for with classics such as 'Heartbreak Hotel', ''One Night', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'' among more recently recorded material like ''You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' and even gospel with ’How Great Thou Art’.

Joining Elvis for one night only during this performance was Sweet Inspirations drummer Jerome ''Stump'' Monroe and while Jerome was unprepared he gave a different vibe to most of these songs, Jerome would fill in for Ronnie Tutt on a couple of occasions during the 70's (December 7, 1975 Las Vegas, NV and June 24, 1977 in Madison,WI). Also during this show Elvis was backed by a 15-piece orchestra consisting of local musicians led by conductor Joe Guercio.

Here we present a brand new source for the show, unfortunately the person who recorded the show ran out of battery near the end of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', we didn't want to present an incomplete show here due to the rare performance of 'The Impossible Dream' so we decided to splice it and tag the rest of the show on from a second source to complete it.

This release should not be missed as it this digipack contains stunning photos taken during the show and Elvis show in Philadelphia ranks among one of his finest from the 1970's.

Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra / That's All Right / I Got A Woman / Love Me Tender / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Johnny B. Goode / Love Me / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / One Night / Hound Dog / How Great Thou Art / Introductions / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Bridge Over Troubled Water** / The Impossible Dream* / Suspicious Minds* / Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp* (** spliced with second source, * second source).


A 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham that belonged to the King was sold for €77.000 on the Car and Classic marketplace (U.K.). Presley bought the four-door yellow sedan in 1974 and handed it off to his doctor in 1976. It is believed to be the only car ever registered in Elvis' name, according to the listing. 

It’s not the car Presley was most closely associated with - that’s on permanent display at Graceland - but everything is there, and everything is as plush as it was when Elvis jumped behind the wheel in 1974. 

The big Caddy isn’t running at the moment, but according to the seller that is due to the fact the car simply hasn’t been used. Some areas of the car are in need of attention, but the seats, trimmed in an outlandish and very period velour, are all in good condition, the original radio is still fitted and the knobs and buttons are all present and correct.  

(Source: Bear Family / Jean Francois Lessard on Facebook / FECC / Car and Classic)