Elvis Presley CD News
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FTD has released their Classic Album series (Deluxe 7" size packaging) version of Elvis' 1965 album, 'Elvis For Everyone'.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! It also features the rare overdubbed version of 'Wild in The Country' that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for 'Summer Kisses.' This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK's unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes !!!!!!
FTD have released the 'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' book and CD set. This release is the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. This book and CD release is a follow-up companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful 'Elvis: The Best Of British : The HMV Years', [now sold out with just a few copies remaining] this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued. Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
Barbra Streisand's new album, 'Partners
' will include a duet with Elvis, the CD features '12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists'. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. View a video of Barbra Streisand telling the story
of how her virtual duet with Elvis Presley came to be and the magic they created in studio and of her meeting the King, in this exclusive clip. 'Because I met him a couple of times, it was very easy. It felt like our spirits were kind of touching'. : Barbra Streisand. Listen
'Elvis 1975 On Tour' is a new 2 CD-set including all 3 available soundboard
recordings from april 1975, newly remastered, (Macon, GA. April 24, Jacksonville, FL. April 25, Lakeland, FL. April 28) including the opening show from tour number 12 (since 1969), and, as a bonus recordings from 2 shows in Lake Charles (May 4 1975) and the Tour Closing Show (May 7, 1975). Includes a 12 page booklet.
'Elvis Presley : Such A Night' : The Definitive Live Rarities Collection', 4 CD Longbox has been released.
The DJ Spankox, (Re:Volution
) new remix-album, 'Elvis Relive
' has been released and our order is on the way to us. This is an innovative and forward-thinking album that includes fantastic new modern versions of a selection of Elvis Presley's hits that preserve the original artistry and enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation'.
After the immediate sell out of 'Las Vegas'
, the second volume in the series, Wahooo From Omaha
, has now been released. This set brings you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show via DVD
, (soundboard) CD
and a 1.6 kg 304 page, full color hardcover book
with countless rare and unseen pictures.
Backdraft has now released the 2 separate 'Final Count to Midnight' titles, housed in a SUPER DELUXE jewel case. The 2CD version and a separate DVD only release, both with different front covers, contain a deluxe 24 page booklet inside of each. We would like to point out that the content of the booklet in both of the releases are entirely different and that, the photographs and text information are not repeated ON EACH of the releases. Of note, we are delighted to be able to tell you that it is now 100% complete - for the first time ever (Roughly an overall extension of 6 minutes). Due to the enormous success of Backdraft's Box set 'Final Count to Midnight' it appears that not enough copies were pressed which have left Elvis fans having to go without.
Sony will re-release Young Man With The Big Beat : The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Recordings in the same book type format as they have done with recent re-releases of the Complete 50s Masters, Essential 60s Masters, Essential 70s Masters, The Complete '68 Comeback Special, and most recently with Today, Tomorrow & Forever on September 4. (A VERY nice presentation). The five (5) CD box set celebrates Elvis Presley's explosive 1956 RCA debut that changed the world of popular music forever!
The 8 CD and 2 DVD That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) Box Set is now in stock. The release is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together-for the first time ever--the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner View a video of our unboxing showing how nice the set is and listen to I Just Can't Help Believin' from the August 12th dinner show
Due to the enormous success of Backdraft's Box set 'Final Count to Midnight' not enough copies were pressed which have left Elvis fans having to go without. Since 'Backdraft' are unable to process more copies of the box set due to logistical reasons, they will now release 'Super Jewel Case' Deluxe Versions of the 'Final Countdown To Midnight' set. A 2 CD version and a separate DVD only release, both with different front covers, contain a deluxe 24 page booklet inside of each, housed in a deluxe 'super jewel case' (See images). 'We would like to point out that the content of the booklet in both of the releases are entirely different from the box set that was recently released and that, the photographs and text information are not repeated to each of the releases'
The Elvis In Hollywood
CD has been released. The CD is the latest in the 'bootleg series
' and contains complete masters and outtakes, the original 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' mono masters as released in 1962, movie radio trailers and promo's plus as a bonus some instrumental tracks.
Elvis' 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis' interest in contemporary folk music he didn't release a 'Folk' themed album. For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record. Now, with the release of 'Elvis Presley : Some Call It Folk' CD, for the very first time ... finally an Elvis 'Folk' album. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack this is a top notch Elvis CD release.
'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' CD
is an upgraded re-release of the original BILKO bootleg CD from 1989. The complete December 15,1956 concert as original recorded NOW remastered and speed corrected!
Elvis Presley : 'Final Countdown to Midnight' is the ultimate Pittsburgh 1976 NYE experience package 2CD
/ 100 page Book
. Incorporated with the book is a 2CD set offering for the first time ever, the Complete Show of the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve concert re-mastered from a newly acquired source, now running well over 92 mins that is guaranteed to please the listener as Elvis rings in the new year of 1977, his final countdown. The sound will attest to be near
Following is the track listing for the 2 CD Legacy Edition of the That’s The Way It Is
which is due early August along with the deluxe 8 CD, 2 DVD box set. This 2 CD version contains the original album, singles, bonus tracks and the previously unreleased August 12th Dinner Show.
FTD has released 'The Return To Vegas' and our order is on the way to us. This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It's the earliest known professional recording from Elvis' 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has 'opening night' written on the back, but that's not the real date. Some experts believe it's from August 3, but we have no information whatsoever to suggest a certain date. However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards.
'Las Vegas, December 07, 1976' is the title of a new release of the only known available soundboard recording from Elvis' last Vegas season. Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed!!! This show was first released on the cd 'Run On' in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. And as stated above, now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!
A few customers of our online shop asked us if the content of the 8 audio CD's in the deluxe box set THAT'S THE WAY IT IS will be identical to previous releases. The answer is: No, and No. Not only does this box set feature two previously unreleased live concerts, but also: all the concerts have been either mixed or remixed and mastered to establish a uniform sound, making this set one of the most ambitious Elvis restoration packages ever created, bringing together the original album, the theatrical AND home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts, rehearsal highlights and an 80 page book! Expected delivery date: August 1st, although we hope we'll have it in stock sooner - now available for pre order
Sony Music have released 'Elvis Sings ...
' and our order is on the way to us NOW.
Next up in the 'bootleg series' is 'For Mono Fans Only
', the first four tracks of this CD are recordings made during Elvis' time off duty whilst in the Army. The 'G.I. Blues' masters are the original mono masters as released in 1960, including 'Tonight's All Right For Love'. Also you can hear almost 40 minutes private home recordings recorded in Waco Texas, May 1958. This recording was edited on the release 'Off Duty with Private Presley', now you can hear the complete unedited recording! As a special bonus we've included 6 radio spots and a movie trailer for the movie 'G.I. Blues'.
FTD have released both 'Love Me Tender' 2 CD 7" Classic album
and 'Stay Away, Joe' (limited edition vinyl)
and our order is on the way to us. This 2-disc 7' set celebrates Elvis' first motion picture Love Me Tender from 1956. Elvis first performed ‘Love Me Tender' on the Ed Sullivan Show (September 9) and pre-sales reached over 1 million before its release on September 28. It features a 16-page booklet with great photos, movie trivia, memorabilia and full recording data. Disc 2 features the legendary live show from the Mississippi Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo on Sept 26.
Sony Music have released the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Elvis Party Album
' CD. The release brings together some of the King's rocking numbers and remixed recordings on one album to give listeners the 'Ultimate Elvis Party Album'. There is also a European release with 25 tracks
, the US release has 15
Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! Why? I could say, listen to it and you will agree, but I offer you an interesting fact, it was from this concert that RCA chose to use seven  of the tracks to make up the original 12 track 'Elvis In Person' album in 1969. This is 58% of the albums tracks. And this is from the good number of concerts recorded of which several have been released on CD by FTD.
Sony Music will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD box set of 'Elvis : That's The Way It Is' material in August. The CDs contain unreleased concerts however the DVDs are the same as the Warner release.
We now know the inspiration for the upcoming Song CD release, 'Bossa Nova Baby
'. A new Heineken television commercial
features the (re-mix) song Bossa Nova Baby
in what is hoped will bring demand for the CD. In the TV commercial a young man is on a unique journey set to the music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis Presley's Bossa Nova Baby
sets the tone for a glimpse of a single man's journey to find a mysterious woman. The new ad is being broadcast in countries around the world and Elvis fans can watch the complete online
version (below) or by visiting Heineken.com.
Gravelroad Music will release 'Elvis : Let It Rock!' containing the February 23, 1971 Closing Show. This is the fourth deluxe digipack CD and last of Gravelroad's highly sought after series LAS VEGAS JAN/FEB 1971 engagement. Just like the previous three CDs this is a limited pressing. This CD contains the complete closing show of February 23, 1971.
The Straight Arrow label will release the 3CD set 'On A Winning Streak! : From 'booth tapes' Vol. 4', featuring three strong shows as recorded on February 17 (DS + MS) and 18 (DS), 1973 ... which means that all of it was recorded within a day. This release documents what a strain it was on Elvis' creativity and general well-being to be performing under such a tight schedule for a whole month, but it also shows how well he actually coped under the circumstances.
The Touchdown label will release 'Livin' On The Edge' a 2 CD set containing the Las Vegas, Feb.23, 1973 Dinner Show in improved sound with a second disc of Rehearsal Recordings in speed corrected, improved sound quality.