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Elvis One proudly presents, 'Elvis Work In Progress: Outtakes From The Sixties! - Volume 4
' (The Bootleg Series
- Elvis One
), a great new album with outtakes from 1960 to 1966. An album with 22 alternate takes and 5 binaural masters, all previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course, this album comes with a nice CD-booklet with photos and recording information.
Elvis One proudly presents, 'Elvis Work In Progress: Outtakes From The Sixties! - Volume 3
'. Volume 3 of Elvis Work In Progress (The Bootleg Series - Elvis One), a great new album with outtakes from 1960 to 1966. An album with 31 alternate takes and 3 unedited masters, all previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course, this album comes with a nice CD-booklet with photos and recording information.
The series continues, by popular demand finally a 'fifties' album, 'Spliced Takes Blue Moon' CD will be out soon! Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an even better job, with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other 'import' labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this fantastic release, some highlights include:
'Elvis Presley: Past Masters' is a collection of 22 songs from Elvis' catalogue that were not available on his original albums.
The majority of Past Masters consists of A- and B-sides from Elvis' singles and Extended Play's (EP's), including versions of songs that appeared in a different form on his Long Play (LP) albums. Also included are the full contents of the Elvis Sails EP, masters without any overdubs and 'Kiss Me Quick' without backing vocals as released on the 1964 Spanish EP Viva Las Vegas. On this album you can also hear six songs that Elvis recorded at Sun Records in 1954 and 1955, including 'Mystery Train' from the original HMV 78rpm. This is a special edition from the Elvis One label.
Elvis One proudly presents a special edition from The Bootleg Series, 'From Elvis In New York - 1956
'. With all The Masters recorded in New York 1956, the promo recordings for RCA, the interviews, and 4 selections from his first tv appearances - for the first time together on one great new album. Including 'One-Sided Love Affair' with count-in, 'Hound Dog' in the best sound ever!, 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy' with count-in and the edited undubbed master of 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'. And of course a booklet with photos and recording information! This is a limited edition of only 500 copies!
We have a few copies only available of this innovative and unique VinylDISC format: one side CD and one side Vinyl, playable also on a turntable; Elvis Presley Re:Mixes comes in a world's first exclusive cardboard packaging with two pockets facing outwards that recalls the old deluxe LPs: one pocket holds the VinylDISC in a beautiful paper sleeve with cut corners that lets the disc label be seen; the other pocket holds a 24 page booklet with rare photos of Elvis. A 'must have' for every true Elvis fan and for all music lovers that not only like good music but also like to 'touch' and 'feel' the music they own. Containing 14 fantastic tracks - rearranged and remixed with love and care, respecting Elvis' unique voice and the original feel of the originals.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release the second volume of 'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise
', this book completes the story chronicling a further 51 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs to add to the 55 songs featured in 'His Songs Of Praise Volume 1'
. Once again, the story of each song is told with extensively researched detail. Also observe the high quality and subtle differences on the front cover and many other photographs of Elvis featured throughout the 350 pages. In addition, the 32-track CD that runs for over 79 minutes features many rare and officially unreleased tracks.
'Elvis Las Vegas '74
' contains Two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20, 1974. This release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range. Mastered by Jan Eliasson.
Sony Music have re-released Platinum: A Life In Music
. 'Platinum' chronicles the outstanding career of Elvis Presley (1954 to 1977) from a unique perspective. It features 100 performances, 77 of which are previously unreleased. This historic overview traces his development as an artist and emphasizes how Elvis' music always returned to its unshakable core values. This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously unreleased alternate takes of Elvis Presley's hits.
The Follow That Dream
(FTD) collector's label has released 'A Date With Elvis
' as a special double CD release in the Classic Album series
and our order is on the way to us now. The set contains masters, outtakes and home recordings made during his Army time in Germany. This 7" digipack 2-CD set also features stereo masters and 'fly-on-the-wall' persona; recordings made during his Army time in Germany. It also includes the 'Is It So Strange' Binaural session.
After last year's very popular releases, ('Hollywood
'), fans asked for more and now CMT is proud to present their latest release, 'Spliced takes - Hollywood Revisited', which promises to be another winner! Again there are lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other Elvis bootleg
releases with this title the producers truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. The professional edits will blow you away and will make you believe these are unreleased takes.
Elvis One proudly presents two separate releases in the 'Bootleg Series
', 'Elvis Work In Progress' Volumes 1 & 2. 'Elvis Work In Progress - Volume 1
' represents the first album from the Elvis One label with outtakes from 1960 & 1966 together on one great new CD. An album with 29 alternate takes, including 23 alternate takes previously unreleased by Elvis’ official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… 'Elvis Work In Progress - Volume 2
' represents the 2nd album from the Elvis One label with outtakes from 1960 & 1966 together on one great new CD. An album with 28 alternate takes, including 24 alternate takes previously unreleased by Elvis’ official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course this BOTH albums come with nice CD-booklets with photos and recording information.
Elvis: The Essential Undubbed Masters 1969-1976 is a brand new deluxe 8 cd set and it is out now.
Recording sessions can be time-consuming. The process of recording a song or album is often very interesting. It's like playing live in the studio, with the difference that if one goofed, they had to do it all over. Small corrections could be made but especially erasing something from the tape was a problem. Later on with the introduction of multitrack recording equipment it became much easier to alter the recordings. Channels could be erased or added and levels could be adjusted for each separate channel. Often a track that ends up on an LP or 45 contains overdubs that were made at a later stage and added to the master take. Also most of The Elvis masters contain such overdubs. This set contains the master takes as they were made in the studio, without those overdubs. It's as close as it gets to the pure sound of Elvis.
Elvis: Until It's Time For You To Go (Songs Of Love And Heartache). This is a wonderful album of some of Elvis' greatest 70's love songs. All tracks are alternate, undubbed versions.
Elvis: Something For Everybody (Alternate Album) CD. Elvis' thirteenth album released in June 1961. This great alternate album contains rare and hard to find outtakes (some not released by Elvis' official record company) of tracks recorded by Elvis between November 8, 1960 and March 12, 1961 in RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Tennesee. An excellent album with cover art done in 'early sixties' style with the best outtakes available. This is the album that could have been!
Elvis Presley & Helene Fischer 'Just Pretend', this is 'live' on television, the studio recording can be found on the number one album 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The 'Spirit Of Jackson, MS
' CD is now released and our order is on the way to us. On May 5th 1975, Elvis performed a concert in aid of the McComb tornado victims at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi. Elvis raised $108, 860 to help residents who were affected by the devastation. The audio for this show is damaged beyond repair. However, 'Spirit Of Jackson, MS
' includes two other shows from the State Fair Coliseum. Just over a month after the charity show, Elvis performed in Jackson again and this show is featured on Disc 2. Disc 1 stays at the same venue for a concert given in September 1976.
Kate Moss has followed up her sensational wearing of an Elvis shirt
(No we don't know where she got it) with an official music video
recorded to accompany the third song taken from the number one album 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
'. Talking about being involved in the promo, Kate said: 'I was so excited to be asked to be involved in this project, anything for Elvis'..
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Sony Music Entertainment have released the DELUXE Box-Set of 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', that includes a special 17 track CD
with 3 bonus tracks, a 17 track 2 x LP
Record Set with a 12" size, 12 page booklet and a poster suitable for framing all housed in a 12" x 12" lift off box. This remarkable new album is the follow-up to last year's huge global phenomenon 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', which topped charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies.
After the popular release of the 2 CD set '3764 Elvis Presley Blvd
', are two multi-LP releases also containing CDs and a full-color LP size booklet. There are two versions, with two different colored vinyl, Blue, and Red. Each contains 3 LPs + 2-CD + Book LP Size Deluxe Limited Edition Box, Only 200 of each have been made. Also the two-CD set is available again in a digisleeve.
On November 28 & 29, 1976 Elvis performed two shows at the Cow Palace in the flower-city San Francisco. These shows have been regarded as some of Elvis' finest performances during this busy bicentennial year for The King. Gathered here in a beautiful 2-disc digipack, Elvis : Double Date At The Gate, is both shows in excellent quality. Unfortunately, the sound engineer was not able to capture the whole shows while recording, but on this release, you will find every second that was captured. The sound on both shows has been remastered by professionals and has never sounded better. Period.
The 'Ultimate Love' CD from 'The Genre Collection' contains the original masters and alternate recordings, including recordings previously unreleased by Elvis' record company.
The set also contains the original mono single master from 'I'm Yours', take 16 of 'Please Don't Stop Loving Me', a 1959 home recording of 'Send Me Some Lovin' and 27 other great songs! Also to be released at the same time is 'The Blues'
'The Blues' CD in this collection contains the original masters and alternate recordings, including recordings previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. The set also contains the complete take 3 of 'What'd I Say', and 'Hound Dog' in stunning sound quality!!! Also to be released at the same time is 'Ultimate Love' CD.
'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' CD has dropped from No. 6 to No. 12 on the ARIA Album Chart
in Australia, while in New Zealand it has dropped from No. 6 to No. 13, and in the US, the album has exited the Billboard Top 200 Chart
, while it is No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Album chart
'If I Can Dream' was the dynamic production duo of Don Reedman (Barbra Streisand
, Michael Crawford) and Nick Patrick (Plácido Domingo, Il Divo). Reedman first approached executive producer Priscilla Presley
with the idea to marry vintage Elvis vocal tracks with the RPO at famed Abbey Road Studios in London, and it was an idea she wholly embraced. Buoyed by the reception of If I Can Dream, the production Dream Team reunited to emerge with another stellar Elvis/RPO offering, 'The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' (RCA/Legacy), a worthy sequel if ever there was.
'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD has climbed back from No. 131 to No. 98 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, while it has dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. In Australia, the album has dropped from No. 6 to No. 7 on the ARIA Album Chart while in New Zealand it is up one, from No. 4 to No. 6.
MRS have released the 2CD/100page book compilation titled 'Memphis Recording Service: The Complete Works 1953-1955' and our order is on the way to us.
The 100-page book
chronicles Elvis' short recording career there, from its humble beginnings (his personal acetate recordings from July 1953 and January 1954) through to the final Sun sessions in 1955. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare photographs and unseen pieces of documentation. The 2CD's
contain the complete archival studio recordings from 1953-1955: Elvis' personal acetates, the Sun masters, along with rare session outtakes. The tracks have been painstakingly remastered
and restored. There are many highlights on this new release. All of the newly remastered tracks now sound much clearer and crisper
. Indeed, all previous erroneous mastering faults and miscalculations have been rectified on this release, making it the best collection thus far.
Sony has done some outstanding reissues featuring Elvis, including taking some chances with the King. This 'new' Elvis Presley album includes the King singing lovely with his backing band at the time with newer overdubs by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This is the second time this has been done, telling me people are digging it.
I found myself really liking the first album, 'If I Can Dream
', simply for the fact they cherrypicked some of El's best vocal performances and added simple, organic and extremely tasteful snippets of the Royal Philharmonic. The results were surprisingly good, with the string arrangements totally unobtrusive to the main instrument, being Elvis' voice. 'The Wonder of You
' focuses less on El's big, well-known hits for '70s material featuring the master soul-mining newer pop material, and, many times, far surpassing the 'original' versions. Elvis' band at the time was top-notch in the studio, so that was an important element for this to work. Well-recorded and mixed, the songs stand by themselves.