Saturday, April 23, 2022

April 23 - Record Store Day

April 23rd marks Record Store Day 2022. The French V.P.I. / LMLR record label released the 3-LP box 'Les Disques En Or D'Elvis' ('Elvis' Golden Records') on marble gold, translucent red and blue colored vinyl and 'Blondes, Brunes Et Rousses' ('It Happened At The World's Fair') on red and yellow marble splattered vinyl. Both titles are limited to 1,500 copies. 

Publicity stated: 'Les Disques En Or D'Elvis' comes in a lavish deluxe cardboard boxset, the 3 volumes of the Elvis’ Golden Records collection with alternative takes, a 12-page booklet and a memorabilia poster.

This 'Public Domain' compilation feautures Elvis' classic hits from ,Heartbreak Hotel', 'Hound Dog' through to 'Little Sister', 'Good Luck Charm' and 'Anything That's Part Of You'.

The original Soundtrack of the early 60's Movie 'It Happened At The World's Fair' ('Blondes, Brunes & Rousses' in French) is a fantastic album made up of alternative takes that for the most part have never been released on vinyl. This Deluxe edition includes a 16-page booklet.

Tracks 'Les Disques En Or D'Elvis':

Side A: Hound Dog (Take 31, Master) - Loving You (Take 16) - All Shook Up (Take 10, Master) - Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6) - Jailhouse Rock (Take 4) - Love Me (Take 9, Master) - Too Much (Take 2 - 12, Master)

Side B: Don't Be Cruel (Take 28, Master) - That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Take 6) - Teddy Bear (Take 13, Master) - Love Me Tender (Take 2, Master) - Treat Me Nice (Take 15) - Anyway You Want Me (Take 12, Master) - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 15) - Love Me Tender (Version Finale Film)

Side C: I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 15) - Don't (Take 7, Master) - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Take 22, Non Doublée) - My Wish Came True (Take 28, Master) - I Got Stung (Take 20) - One Night (Take 10, Master) - A Big Hunk O' Love (Take 20)

Side D: I Beg Of You (Take 11) - A Fool Such As I (Take 8) - Doncha Think It's Time (Take 47) - It's Now Or Never (Take 1) - Stuck On You (Take 1) - Fame And Fortune (Take 2) - I Gotta Know (Take 2, Master)

Side E: Surrender (Take 6) - I Feel So Bad (Take 1) - Are You Lonesome Tonight (Take 2) - His Latest Flame (Take 4) - Little Sister (Take 6) - Good Luck Charm (Take 1) - Anything That's Part Of You (Take 5)

Side F: She's Not You (Take 2) - A Mess Of Blues (Take 1) - Lonely Man (Take 3) - Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 11) - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 1) - Wooden Heart (Take 1) - Can’t Help Falling In Love (Take 13)

Tracks 'Blondes, Brunes Et Rousses':

Side A: Beyond the Bend (Take 3) - Relax (Take 7) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 7) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Take 7) - One Broken Heart For Sale (Take 1, Version Film) - I’m Falling In Love Tonight (Take 6) - Cotton Candy Land (Take 4)

Side B: A World Of Our Own (Take 1, Master) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 2) - Happy Ending (Take 5) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Take 1) - One Broken Heart For Sale (Take 5, Master) - How Would You Like To Be (Version Film) - Happy Ending (Version Film)

(Source: Record Store Day)