Friday, December 02, 2022

December 02 - Elvis On Tour, Digitally, on Vinyl and Video

The new 'Elvis On Tour' set has been released on digital platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, the six physical discs and Blu-ray of the movie are set for release January 2023.

RCA / SONY had fifty years to get this music out tot fans. Now to stop the content going to Public Domain RCA have been forced to release the new set to Digital streaming  months before the official physical CD box-set.

That said, fan reports are that the sound is amazing! Join The King as he journeys through his iconic 1972 tour across North America with Elvis on Tour and hear never-before-heard live recordings of classic hits you know and love. A great way to start the weekend, enjoy! 

Here is a preview of the complete set: 

Sony Music also released another promotional video for the 'On Tour' set; 'Never Been to Spain' in the Elvis On Tour Interviews series. Listen to Ernst Jorgensen and Matt Ross-Spang discuss this song.

Opening Night 1972

According to a new pre-order option on Amazon U.K. the U.K. based Memphis Recording Service will release the CD 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 1972' on January 27, 2023.

: CD contains a thrilling new show - featuring a revised setlist - from Elvis’ Opening Night at the Las Vegas Hilton on the 26 January 1972. The soundboard recording has been remastered and restored using the most sophisticated technology available, and - for the first time ever - presented in true stereo. 

This was the concert where Elvis premiered the classic songs 'I'll Remember You', 'You Gave Me A Mountain' (sung with a lighter arrangement), 'Never Been To Spain', 'A Big Hunk O'Love' and 'An American Trilogy' as well as the first time 'See See Rider' was used as his opening number.

The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia along with introductory notes. 

Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - 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

The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia along with introductory notes.

The 10 Best Movies of 2022

TIME listed the The 10 Best Movies of 2022 Baz Luhrmann's 'ELVIS' comes in at No. 4. Top 3 beating 'ELVIS are:  
1. The Fabelmans
2. Aftersun
3. Armageddon Time

About the movie Time wrote: "Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is less a straightforward biopic of Elvis Presley than a sequined jumpsuit in movie form: impractical but flattering, and built to accommodate giant leaps of imagination. Austin Butler, with his regal cheekbones, his eyes as soft as a sigh of longing, conjures both the carnal majesty and the dreamy sadness of Elvis. This movie is nuts. But it’s also filled with love for a king we didn’t deserve."

Details Elvis Live 1972

Available on January 27, 2023 is the RCA Legacy double LP 'Elvis Live 1972'.

It features live performances from the Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (April 9, 1972), Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (April 10, 1972), Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina (April 14, 1972) and San Antonio Convention Center Arena (April 18, 1972).

Side A - April 9, 1972 - Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia: 
Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It's Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie.

Side B - April 10, 1972 - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia:
Love Me - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Love Me Tender  - It's Over - Suspicious Minds.

Side C - April 14, 1972 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina:
Introductions - For The Good Times - American Trilogy - Burning Love - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)  - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp.

Side D - April 18, 1972 Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas and 
April 9, 1972 - Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virgina:
Proud Mary - How Great Thou Art - I Can't Stop Loving You - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - A Big Hunk O' Love - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy.

Tracks 1-3 recorded April 18th, tracks 4-6 recorded April 9th 1972.

(Source: Apple / Spotify / Bear Family / Elvis Information Network / Elvis Club Berlin)