Thursday, September 22, 2022

September 22 - Retro From Behind The Curtain

The September 2022 edition of the Yours Retro magazine features Elvis on the cover and insude the article 'The Lost Army Years'.

Description: In this month’s exciting issue you can discover what life was like for Elvis while he was in the army. 

Behind The Curtain

The new Next Generation Records label released the CD 'Elvis - Behind The Curtain' featuring the January 26, 1972 Opening Show performance. 

Publicity statedBack in 1997 the 2001 Label released the first issue of the January 26, 1972 Opening Show on soundboard. A revelation at the time as little was known about Elvis first engagement that year, so you can only imagine what thrill this unreleased soundboard brought to fans all over the world. Then in 2008 the Audionics label decided to release it in with better audio quality this time for those that couldn't get the old CD anymore.

At Next Generation Records we feel enough time has passed that we can re-release this show as our debut release, especially as 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the show taking place. With an official release not happening we decided to go back to the original tape and carefully master the show from scratch, so we could present the show as it was meant to sound, with a punchy full sound not heard before. Now younger fans have the opportunity to get this show and older fans can upgrade the show in the best possible sound without having to look very far!

This show is historic on its own as it marks the first time a very different Elvis show was presented to the audience, outside of some brand new outfits, gone was 'That's All Right' as on opening song which kicked of Elvis' career and instead Elvis would now open with 'See See Rider', a song he had sung two years earlier mid-show and was released on his classic 'On Stage' Album.

New songs were added that Elvis had not performed before including the Three Dog Nights tune 'Never Been To Spain', Elvis' latest 45RPM Single 'Until It's Time For You To Go' and bringing a song from his back catalogue by including 'A Big Hunk 'O Love', a song never performed live before, despite having been recorded back in 1958, Elvis showed his patriotism by including Mickey Newbury's 'An American Trilogy' and it would leave a lasting impression. 

The true fan knows how important this show was and is to the Elvis Presley story, with this release we hope to provide you a brand new listening experience, some rare bonus tracks from the 1972 recorded multi-tracks have been included to close out the disc which we are sure you'd enjoy.

This is a jewel case release that's presented with a 16 page booklet with information, rare newspaper reviews, eye witness reviews and some unpublished super-rare photos taken during this season!

Tracks: See See Rider (Incomplete) / Proud Mary / Never Been To Spain / You Gave Me A Mountain / Until It's Time For You To Go / Polk Salad Annie / Love Me / Little Sister - Get Back / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / One Night / Hound Dog / A Big Hunk 'O Love / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / An American Trilogy / Introductions / I'll Remember You / Suspicious Minds / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

Bonus Tracks: Never Been To Spain (February 17, 1972 - Dinner Show) / Love Me (February 14, 1972 - Midnight Show) / A Big Hunk 'O Love (February 17, 1972 - Dinner Show) / An American Trilogy (February 15, 1972 - Midnight Show) / Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp (February 15, 1972 - Midnight Show) / For The Good Times (Rehearsal & Take 5 - March 30, 1972).

Note: this show was previously releasd 5 times before:

Opening Night 1972 (1997)

The Talk Of The Town (2008)

Elvis 1972 - The Real Elvis (CD 4) (2009)

Touring In The 70's - Vol 2 (CD 14) (2009)

The 1972 Elvis Experience (CD 1) (2017).

Picture Vinyl

Following the announcement from the Danish Memphis Mansion record label of volume 4 in 'The Danish Singles Collection' on colored vinyl, the label now announced the release of a picture-disc edition too. This edition is limited to 100 copies and due Spring 2023.

Side A: One Broken Heart For Sale / They Remind Me Too Much Of You / Good Luck Charm / Anything That's Part Of You / She's Not You / Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello / King Of The Whole Wide World.

Side B: Home Is Where The Heart Is / Return To Sender / Where Do You Come From / Kiss Me Quick / No More / In My Fathers House / I Believe In The Man In The Sky.

Green Vinyl

Due for release from the French V.P.I record label is the LP 'King Creole' on green colored vinyl.

Side A: Trouble / Young Dreams / Crawfish / Dixieland Rock / Danny / Hard Headed Woman.

Side B: King Creole / New Orleans / Love Doll / As Long As I Have You / King Creole (First Version - Take 3) / As Long As I Have You (Master Alternate Take 8).

Elvis Presley Une Folle Americane

The French GM Editions published the book / 45 RPM vinyl set 'Elvis Presley Une Folle Americane' ('A Crazy America') by Dicale Bertrand. The book was originally set for release on October 6, 2022.

DescriptionElvis' genius is not limited to being the first icon of Rock 'n' Roll. He quickly became an immensely popular singer with the American public by blending country music, gospel, romantic variety and pop. Hero of dozens of stereotypical Hollywood movies, idol singing only to sold-out crowds, whether in Las Vegas or in stadiums and arenas throughout the United States. 

Elvis is a romantic character whose loves and pleasures fascinate the public and the media. He amazes his country and the whole world. This Pentecostal from Tennessee, shaped and obsessed by his religion, both rigorous and exuberant, constantly confronts the "good" America. The latter looks down on the accent and cultural identity of this little white southerner, on whom fame and fortune fall. For he remains a permanent enigma. 

Why does he accept to become a "normal" G.I. during his military service? Why does he remain bound to his manager, the (false) Colonel Parker, until death? Why does he never sing abroad? What will he do at the White House when he meets President Richard Nixon? Why return to the stage after a long absence and why these years of frenetic touring? From the insolent seduction of the young Elvis to his fatal addictions.

Bertrand Dicale examines this madness of unique dimensions. He questions the text of the Bible, the essence of Rock 'n' Roll, the racial question in the South, the cynicism of the pharmaceutical industry or the economics of cinema... An adventure that, so long after the death of the King, remains mysterious.

The book includes 15 original drawings by the artist Mezzo, known for his bestseller: 'Love in Vain', a preface by Pierre Lescure and an exclusive 4-track 45 RPM 'His Hand In Mine' on blue colored vinyl. 

Vinyl Story

Released in the 'Vinyl Stories' series is the 24-page comic book / LP combo 'Elvis Presley - Vinyl Story' by Fred Beltran. 

Description: They gave him countless surnames but the most eloquent was The King. In fact, he was the greatest phenomenon in recorded music history, which made Elvis Presley King of Kings! 

In the mid Fifties he catalyzed various trends and imposed Rock ’n’ Roll around the planet, turning habits upside down with his irresistible combination of originality, charm and freshness. 

He had enough talent to make any style his own, and took full advantage of it; his legacy and influence still go deep today, with a cult following of millions of admirers who worship his personality without tiring.

Side A: Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / Tutti Frutti / Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear / Loving You / Jailhouse Rock / Stuck on You. 

Side B: It’s Now or Never / Are you Lonesome / Surrender / Little Sister / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion / Return To Sender.

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin / GM Editions / Pascal Dorschner / Facebook)