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'Elvis' is a great 6 panel digipack CD release (with the stunning cover !) is based on the original 'Elvis' Australia vinyl LP compilation album released in 1975 thru the RCA label. (Australian Only Orange RCA Victor label compilation - Australian Fan Club Release SP-106-G). A fantastic collection of 19 rare outtakes, many of them unreleased in this form on CD by Elvis' official record company.
'If You Haven't guessed by now... it's been 40 years!' CMT is back with an outstanding release! It's been 40 years since RCA released 'Elvis in Concert', still a favorite after all these years, not only for historic reasons, cause although not in good health Elvis' voice was still incredible! The producers have done a new approach on these recordings, and decided to make a more enjoyable version by cutting out all the fans comments, and edit the performances to one live concert, using 24Bit 96KHZ audio for the best possible sound. Most edits sound better then the original ones ... Including all songs from the original double album, plus five rare MULTI track bonus recordings, including a rocking 'Mystery Train'/'Tiger Man' bringing the total to 33 tracks! Presented in six panel digipack, with artwork matching the original release, including beautiful rare pictures.
TeeVee Treasures: The '68 Comeback Special Super Box Set with 5 individual jewelcases, packed in LP sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of CD/vinyl packaging. Something deluxe! This exclusive 5 CD box set contains approx 5 hours of rare and unreleased material from the legendary 1968 NBC TV SPECIAL. Many for the first time available on CD. Listen to how the musical content for the special develops and how this became a turning point in Elvis' career, as well as one of the most iconic music specials in TV history. We take you back to 1968!
Elvis: That's The Way It Was (Boxset) 8 CD's / 3 DVD's set is a very limited quantity of only 400 numbered copies worldwide.
Two new Elvis CD's from the Elvis One label with the original mono masters, outtakes and all movie versions from the movies 'Kid Galahad' and 'Follow That Dream'. Elvis Presley: Kid Galahad / Follow That Dream: Part One: 1961 Studio Sessions
. Along with 'Part Two
'. A great addition to the FTD
releases (Follow That Dream
and Kid Galahad
) from these two EP's... Now you can find all known outtakes that were not released officially by Elvis' record company on these 2 albums. This is the key to the most complete collection! 4 Outtakes were officially released on FTD, however, on this album you can hear take 8 of 'This Is Living' and take 12 of 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' in it's complete form. Including a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information. This is a special edition in the The Bootleg Series
'Memphis Recording Service
' will release a Limited Edition 3CD / book 'Elvis Studio Sessions '56
' on June 16th. The 3 CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis Presley from 1956, along with bonus interviews. All 90 tracks have been remastered and restored to their original sound quality. Also for the first time on CD is the complete 'The Truth About Me' from an original US 45rpm flexi-disc. Although this has been claimed complete by FTD and other past official releases, they all had a missing sentence that was on the original disc. Included also are all the out-takes from this interview.
Next up from Follow That Dream
(FTD) is 'Elvis In Atlanta
' containing two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1. Due out at the end of May. This soundboard release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range
. The digipac features great photos taken by Keith Alverson. The CDs are mastered by Jan Eliasson.
'Great Moments With Elvis' is a superb collection of 17 rare early 1960's outtakes, housed in a 60's style 6 panel digipack! A great and fun album for your collection! Most tracks are unreleased in this form (no false starts, studio chats or unfinished takes, but the full versions!) and hard to find on CD.
The MxF label third special product called 'Packing the Arena' is out now, and featuring both the shows performed from Elvis in Long Beach CA, Long Beach Arena on April 25, 1976. The 2.30 PMshow is previously unreleased, while the 8.30 PM show has been previously released on CD ('California Wave' on Memory Records in 2009). However here is presented in very improved audio-quality so, We believe it is the right time for a proper re-release.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 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.
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!
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.
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.
'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.