September 23 - The Blues

The French VPI Records released volume 6 in their vinyl / CD EP "Signature Series" entitled "Blues". 

Side A: One Night - It Feels So Right
Side B: Like A Baby - I Feel So Bad 

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)

September 22 - Elvis One

Henrik Knudsen of Elvis Unlimited and the "Graceland" Museum Randers in Denmark has been fined $75 thousand in favour of EPE Inc. The payment will be transferred to the accounts of the estate of ABG / EPE.

The Danish commercial court ruled this week that that the Museum of Jutland has violated the rights of the heirs of Presley, copying the American house in Memphis, which still attracts more than 600 thousand visitors a year.
After the lawsuit was filed, the title was changed from "Graceland Randers". The Museum, owned by Henrik Knudsen, the self-proclaimed "professional Elvis fan", collected about six thousand exhibits. After its opening in 2011, he became one of 50 major attractions of Denmark.

Last year, Knudsen admitted that the lawsuit from Elvis Presley Enterprises took him by surprise. He claims that he voiced the idea of creating a Danish Graceland in 2005 and fans of the king had every opportunity in order to prevent the use of the name of the original estate in the project. "Everything I did, my heart prompted. I'm a die-hard fan of Elvis, and I was doing all of this with no investment," he says.

The publication notes that the court, obliging the owner of the Museum to pay $ 75 thousand, yet acquitted him on a number of counts, including the sale of counterfeit Souvenirs. The Elvis Museum was opened in 2011. All the exhibits from the personal collection of Henrik Knudsen. On the eve of the opening of the Museum he claimed to have had the support from ex-wife Priscilla.

Elvis One Releases


The One label has announced a new CDs in their ongoing “The Bootleg Series”; From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California Part 2. This contains rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and rarities.

From the label
A new album from ELVIS ONE with recordings from Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio. 27 Tracks, including rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and more… all from the sixties. Only five tracks were officially released before, all other tracks are officially unreleased! Of course there’s a booklet with recording information and photos included.

Tracks From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California": Studio Outtakes & Movie Versions:
Mexico (Acetate, Movie Version, Vocal Overdub By Larry Domasin) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 3) - How Would You Like To Be (Take 1) - It’s Carnival Time (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub, Take 12) - Riding The Rainbow (M4, Take 9) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub, Edited / Take 10) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 1, 2 & 3) - Relax (Take 12) - Spring Fever (Composite Movie Version) - I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (Take 10) - El Toro (Take 2) - I’m Falling In Love Tonight (Take 7 & 5) - Cotton Candy Land (Take 3) - There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Chesay (Vocals Overdub By Harry Morgan And Henry Cordin) - Happy Ending (Take 9) - Wolf Call (Overdubbed Movie Version) - Viva Las Vegas (Overdubbed Movie Version)

Bonus Songs:
Viva Las Vegas Film Score “The Lady Loves Me” (#1) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score “Love in Las Vegas” (#2) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score “Bongos” (#3) - Viva Las Vegas Film Score (#4) - Malagueña (Acetate, Take 6) - Guadalajara (Acetate, track, Take 1)

Radio Spots:
Tickle Me (Take 1) - Tickle Me (Take 2) - Tickle Me (Take 3)

The One label has announced three new CDs in their ongoing “The Bootleg Series”; Love Me Tender: The Hollywood Recordings | 1956, Jailhouse Rock / Loving You: The Hollywood Recordings | 1957 and King Creole: The Hollywood Recordings | 1958. These contains the original masters, all the movie versions and a selection of rarities/ outtakes.

From the label:
Each cd includes the original masters, ALL the movie versions in the best possible sound! And a lot more! “The Hollywood Recordings” gives you the ultimate Elvis movie experience together with the official releases from Elvis’ record company. “Love Me Tender” also includes outtakes, stereo masters, 6 original radio promo’s! (unavailable before) and more... like the original album mixes from “We’re Gonna Move”, “Poor Boy” and “Let Me” as released on “A Date With Elvis” and “For LP Fans Only”. PLUS the interview from August 22, 1956 (“The Truth About Me”) recorded on the set of “Love Me Tender” - used for the Elvis Answers Back/Teen Parade Magazine, including outtakes. “Jailhouse Rock / Loving You” including: a long acetate version from “Jailhouse Rock” and the song “One More Day” sung by Mickey Shaughnessy. “King Creole” including: the ep versions of “Lover Doll” and “Dixieland Rock” together with the lp versions, the original movie version from the song “Banana” (sung by Liliane Montevecchi), live mono mixes, and 3 bonus tracks. Each cd includes a booklet with recording information and photos.

Tracks King Creole - The Original Masters:
Hard Headed Woman - Trouble - New Orleans - Crawfish (Original Album Version) - Dixieland Rock - Lover Doll (EP Version) - Don’t Ask Me Why - As Long As I Have You - Steadfast, Loyal And True - King Creole - Young Dreams - Dixieland Rock (EP Version) - Lover Doll (LP Version)

Live Mono Mixes:
Hard Headed Woman (Count-In / Master Take 10) - Trouble (Count-In / Master Take 5) - New Orleans (Count-In / Master Take 5) - Dixieland Rock (Count-In / Master Take 14) - Lover Doll (Count-In / Master Take 7 / Solo) - Don’t Ask Me Why (Count-In / Master Take 12) - As Long As I Have You (Count-In / Master Take 10) - King Creole (Count-In / Master Take 13) - Young Dreams (Count-In / Master Take 8)

The Movie Versions:
Turtles, Berries, Gumbo / King Creole - Crawfish (With Kitty White) - Steadfast, Loyal And True - Lover Doll - Trouble - Dixieland Rock - Young Dreams - New Orleans - Hard Headed Woman / King Creole - Banana (Liliane Montevecchi) - Don’t Ask Me Why - As Long As I Have You (Finale)

Bonus Songs:
Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) - Turtles, Berries, Gumbo - Banana (Liliane Montevecchi)

Tracks Jailhouse Rock & Loving You - The Original Masters:
Jailhouse Rock - Treat Me Nice - Young And Beautiful - (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care - Don’t Leave Me Now - I Want To Be Free

Loving You - The Original Masters:
Loving You - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do - Mean Woman Blues - Party - Lonesome Cowboy - Hot Dog

Jailhouse Rock - The Movie Versions:
Jailhouse Rock (Movie Opening Theme) - Young And Beautiful (Jail Version) - One More Day (Mickey Shaughnessy) - I Want To Be Free - Young And Beautiful (Florita Club Version) - Don’t Leave Me Now (Movie Set Version} - Don’t Leave Me Now (2023, Take 2) - Don’t Leave Me Now (2022, Take 12) - Treat Me Nice - Jailhouse Rock - (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care - Young And Beautiful (End Title Version)

Loving You - The Movie Versions:
Loving You (Movie Opening Theme) - Party - Road Medley: Party / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do / Hot Dog - Hot Dog - Lonesome Cowboy - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do - Mean Woman Blues - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You (Farm Version) - Loving You (Stage Version) - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do (Finale) - Loving You (End Title Theme)

Bonus Songs:
Jailhouse Rock (Long Version) - Jailhouse Rock (Movie Opening Theme / Overdubbed)

Tracks Love Me tender - The Original EP:
Love Me Tender - Let Me - Poor Boy - We’re Gonna Move

The Movie Versions:
Love Me Tender (Opening Theme) - Love Me Tender - We’re Gonna Move - Let Me 09. Poor Boy - Love Me Tender (End Tiitle Version)

The Alternate & Stereo Versions:
We’re Gonna Move (Undubbed Master) - Love Me Tender (Master With Count-In) - We’re Gonna Move (Take 4) - We’re Gonna Move (Stereo Master With Count-In) - Poor Boy (Remake Take 1) - Poor Boy (3rd Verse, Vocal Overdub Take 6) - Poor Boy (Stereo Master With Count-In) - Let Me (Vocal Overdub, Take 3) - Let Me (Vocal Overdub, Take 4) - Let Me (Stereo Master With Count-In)

The Original Album Mixes:
We’re Gonna Move (From "A Date With Elvis") - Poor Boy (From "For LP Fans Only") - Let Me (From "For LP Fans Only")

Elvis Answers Back & Teen Parade Magazin:
The Truth About Me (78 rpm & 45 rpm Master) - The Complete Interview - The Outtakes

"Love Me Tender" Radio Promo Spots:
Radio Promo (#1) - Radio Promo (#2) - Radio Promo (#3) - Radio Promo (#4) - Radio Promo (#5) - Radio Promo (#6)

(Source: Reuters / FECC)

September 21 - Charts

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room“ climbed from #95 to #72 on the Belgian Ultrapop Album chart. 

The 3 CD-set “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” droppe doff the Belgian Ultrapop Mid-price Chart.

The CD “If I Can Dream” climbed from #6 to `#5 on the Billboard Classical Album Chart. 

The CD “If I Can Dream” dropped from #30 to #49 on the Australian Aria Physical Album Sales chart. 

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #46 to #62 on the Australian Aria Physical Album Sales chart. 

Shot At Graceland

Weinstein Television is developing the first-ever scripted Elvis Presley television biopic to be shot at Graceland, the company announced on Wednesday.

The eight to ten part series will explore every aspect of the King of Rock n’ Roll’s life with access to Elvis’ personal archives including journals, clothing, automobiles and Graceland. The project is based on the 1982 book “Elvis” by author Dave Marsh. Priscilla Presley is attached as an executive producer, and the production is working in full partnership with the Presley Estate. Harvey Weinstein and Jerry Schilling will also exec produce. 

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.” No network is currently attached to this Elvis project, but it will be soon be discussed.

“We are excited to work with Harvey Weinstein and the team on this special project,” said Jamie Salter, CEO of ABG, “Partnering with producers of this caliber enables us to provide viewers with a new and original experience that is as captivating as the King himself.”
“This project will truly honor everything that made Elvis Presley a central figure of our time. This format enables us to do justice to Elvis’ rich and compelling story, which will be sure to thrill audiences.”

“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’. It’s an incredible opportunity to be the first-ever scripted TV series to shoot at Graceland and have access to Elvis’ personal archives. Elvis redefined an entire generation’s relationship to music and pop culture. This show will be an authentic and riveting look at how that came about from start to finish.” 


The project will be overseen by Megan Spanjian who heads scripted television for TWC.

(Source: FECC / The King's World / Elvis Information Network)

September 20 - Not Too Sweet

Due for release from the SR import-label is the vinyl / CD box-set "Not Too Sweet". A "Special Deluxe 10 Years Anniversary Edition" re-issue of the second release from this label which was originally released in 2005. The first 50 copies are a strictly limited edition and come as a set with 4LP + 1 CD + 1cassette + T-Shirt and a bonus card.

From the press release:
Soon to be released from the SR label is their first special BOXSET, featuring a special deluxe edition of the second label release "Not Too Sweet". In 2005 this show has been the second release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint this super show in a limited deluxe boxset with on 4 LP's, a CD and cassette five shows. Three previously released, two new concerts. The set comes with a 20 pages booklet, a poster (30x60 CM) and and a bonus card for the first 100 copies of this set which is limited to 500 copies, hand numbered and each copy individually sealed with large info sticker. The weight of each box-set is approx. 1,5 KG. 

SR's first box-set is dedicated to Elvis 'August and September 1972 Vegas season. It contains: 


CD-Original "Not Too Sweet"- Show September 01, 1972 MS with improved sound, digitally remastered ambient recording.


4LP set 150 Gr. vinyl  containing:

- August 18, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording.
-  September 01, 1972 DS unreleased show, ambient recording
-  September 04, 1972 DS previously released, digitally remastered, soundboard recording, first time ever on vinyl.
Each LP comes with it's own art, black and white sleeve, 20 page booklet LP sized, 130 gram glossy paper from the superb artistic layout, where we analyzed the August and September 1972 season and in particular the five shows here included. Including reviews, newspapers clip, imports released and photos. 

Cassette, white color: 

– Opening Night August 4, 1972 complete show, include previous unreleased material straight copy from the original tape, ambient recording. 100 of the 500 cassettes will be in red, happy hunting.

Poster: 30x60 CM on 130-gram glossy paper. You can find three different kinds randomly included in the boxset. Good Luck. 

Card: included three different kinds repro of the original bonus cd card 12x12 cm. 100 copies only randomly included in the boxset. Good Hunt.


About the season (extract from the booklet):

Without any doubt August 1972 is the focus of this year for Elvis, 64 strong shows for this season, Elvis's voice was great - even richer than in his January/February season! Elvis also looked superb - just as good as in the recent June tour with such high quality shows, looking great, in excellent spirits. 

After a modest opening night the show will go growing day by day. Seems strange but Elvis keeps his performance to the top for all the season and even this attitude will be growing to the end of the season with shows longer and with a very serious approach to the music, Elvis cared about his songs and each performance was 'fresh' like he was singing' it for the first time, also Elvis being a perfectionist expected a quality performance from everyone during every song! 

Maybe the present of 200 English fans from the first September give him an extra incentive to deliver some killer shows, maybe only for a while he could to live his dream to be playing in Europe.

Without doubt a different kind of approach to the music the normally we can’t find in Vegas‘ Elvis’ performance (normally also in his earlier season Elvis begins to be tire of Vegas after the second week of the engagement..) he seems to sing the show his life and you know when he wants he can delivery what nobody other singer or rock band can do. In the same time he sings a different kind of songs.


Tracks: 
Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - August 18, 1972 MS- Ambient Recording , previously unreleased:

LP 1: Side A 21,15 - 01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Never Been In Spain 05. Until It’s Time For You To Go 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07. You Gave Me A Mountain 08. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 


Side B: 24.06 - 09. Polk Salad Annie 10. What Now My Love 11. Fever 12. Love Me 13. Blue Suede Shoes 14. Heartbreak Hotel 15. All Shook Up 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Suspicious Minds 


Side C: C 22,45 - 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. An American Trilogy 23. Can’t Help Falling Love 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 01, 1972 DS - Ambient Recording 
Previously unreleased 

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 


Side D: 23.25 - 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 10. Polk Salad Annie 11. Elvis Talks 12. What Now My Love 13. Fever 14. Elvis Talks 15. Love Me 16. Blue Suede Shoes 17. Heartbreak Hotel 18. All Shook Up 


Side E: 23.59 - 19. Love Me Tender 20. Elvis Talks 21. Hound Dog 22. I’ll Remember You 23. Walk That Lonesome Road* 24. Suspicious Minds 25. Band Intro 26. For The Good Times 27. A Big Hunk Of Love 28. You Gave Me A Mountain 29. Mystery Train + 


Live at The Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas NV - September 04, 1972 DS - Soundboard Recording 

Previously Released – First Time On Vinyl 

Side F: 21.35 - 01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. What Now My Love 08. Fever 


Side G: 20.11 -  09. Love Me 10. Blue Suede Shoes 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. All Shook Up 13. Love Me Tender 14. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 15. Little Sister/Get Back 16. Hound Dog 17. I’ll Remember You 18. Walk That Lonesome Road* 


Side H: 19.15 - 19. Suspicious Minds 20. Band Intro 21. For The Good Times 22. A Big Hunk Of Love 23. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Can’t Help Falling In Love + 08. My Babe


Cassette: complete concert, includes previously unreleased material,  Las Vegas August 04, 1972 

Side 1 Time 26,00 - 01.2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. A Big Hunk Of Love 04. Never Been In Spain 05. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 06. Love Me Tender 07. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 08. What Now My Love 09. Love Me 10. Little Sister/Get Back

Side 2 Time 24,00 - 01.Blue Suede Shoes 02. The Wonder Of You 03. One Night 04. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 05. Hound Dog 06. My Way 07. Band Introduction 08. My Babe 09. An American Trilogy 10. Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka Introduction 11. Can’t Help Falling Love


CD: Ambient Recording Previous Released, improved sound. Total Time 58,51 min. 

Las Vegas September 01 1972 MS 
01. 2001 Theme. 02. See See Rider 03. Johnny B. Good 04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Dialogue 09. What Now My Love 10. Fever 11. Guadalajara (exc) / Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Love Me Tender 15. Hound Dog 16. I’ll Remember You 17. Walk That Lonesome Road* 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Intro 20. My Way 21. A Big Hunk Of Love 22. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 23. Can’t Help Falling Love

(Source: FECC)

September 19 - Ultimate Elvis Book

Due for release from the German Igloo Books  September 2016 is the book "Elvis - Das ultimative Buch über den King Of Rock ´n´ Roll". It is a 176 page biography book. 

Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62 + 1 bonus 

Due for release from the Pan Am Records label on October 14, 2016 is the vinyl release "Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62" which contains one additional bonus track. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Amazon)