Wednesday, April 20, 2022

April 20 - Meant To Be Released

The CMT import label released the CD 'Elvis 28+ Essential Sixties Splices Vol. 4'. This release is limited to 500 copies.

Publicity stated: Volume four in this series is something special, since it also has three tracks from 1964. Elvis was 28 years old when he recorded all the other tracks. 


This CD features amazing new splices, created for your listening pleasure. Highlights include a five minute plus version of ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, an new version of ‘If You Think I Don't Need You’ which was spliced eight times, a beautiful remade version of ‘Love Me Tonight’ which sounds a lot different without The Jordanaires and a nice version of ‘Ask Me’ which uses both the 1963 and 1964 versions. As always, most songs have been extended using different takes. 


Tracks: Fun in Acapulco (Alternate Master - Remade) - Bossa Nova Baby (Spliced Take 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) - Devil In Disguise (Alternate Master) - Please Don’t Drag That String Around  (Spliced Take 1, 1, 3, 5) - Long Lonely Highway - Witchcraft (Spliced Take 2, 1, 2) - Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers (Spliced Take 2, 3, 1, 1) - Western Union (Spliced Take 1, 2, 3, 4) - Slowly But Surely (Spliced Take 1, 3, 4, 1, 3) - Blue River (Spliced Take 1, Fs, 2, 2) - Echoes Of Love (Spliced Take) - Never Ending (Spliced Take ) - What Now, What Next, Where To (Alternate Master) - Love Me Tonight (2, 4, 5, 5) - Viva Las Vegas (Alternate Master) - C’mon Everybody (Spliced Take 6, 7) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Spliced Take 9, 8, 10, 12, 2, 12, 7, 2) - Do The Vega (Spliced Take 5, 4, 2, 2, 2, 4) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Spliced Take 17, 19) - Kissin’ Cousins (#2 - Spliced Take 1, 2) - Catchin’ On Fast (Alternate Master) - Anyone (Alternate Master) - Kissin’ Cousins (Reversed Master) - Memphis Tennessee (Alternate Master) - Ask Me (Spliced Take  3, 4 [1963], 3 [1964]) - It Hurts Me (Spliced Take 3, 4)

In A private Moment Vol. 2


The Meant To Be Played import-label released ‘In A private Moment Vol. 2’. 


Publicity stated: MTP is back with another Follow That Dream follow up, This one just had to be done since a lot of private recordings surfaced lately.

As always, the tracks have been re-edited for your listening pleasure, most of the talking and background-noise has been deleted. Some splices were done to create new complete tracks.


The bonus tracks will are a real treat as they have been remastered. Now you can hear the tracks which Elvis “overdubbed” by humming along, in a much better sound! This CD is Meant To Be Played, where others are just for collecting.


Tracks: Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - I Can’t Help It - Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Santa Claus is Back in Town -  I’m Beginning To Forget You (Spliced) - Danny Boy(Spliced) - Send Me Some Lovin’ - The Fool(Spliced) - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Cool Water (Edit) - Apron Strings (Edit) - Earth Angel - If I Didn’t Care / Are You Sincere - Return To Me (Edit) - Soldier Boy - Her Hand in Mine (Edit) - Like A Baby (Edit) - I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow / Fast) - Oh Lonesome Me - He Knows Just What I Need - Stand By Me (Edit) - You’ll Never Walk Alone - Sweet Leilani - Spanish Eyes (Edit) - I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Bonus Songs:

Don’t You Know I Love You (Remade) - Little Darlin’ (Remade) - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Remade)

Vegas Single

The first single to promote the upcoming 'Elvis' biopic has been announced. Doja Cat released the single 'Vegas', her interpretation of the classic 'Hound Dog'.

The single features samples of the original version of 'Hound Dog' by Big Mama Thornton. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin / Doja Cat)