February 23 - New Releases


Due for release on March 17, 2017 from the Hoodoo Records label is the CD “Mystery Train - The Sun Recordings”.

The Original SUN Singles: Mystery Train - That’s All Right - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Good Rockin’ Tonight - I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine - Milkcow Blues Boogie - You’re A Heartbreaker - Baby, Let’s Play House - I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone - I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Additional Elvis Recordings At SUN Studio: I Love You Because - Blue Moon - I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) - Just Because - Trying To Get To You - Harbor Lights - Tomorrow Night - I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Slow Version) - When It Rains It Really Pours - My Happiness (Demo) - That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Demo) - I’ll Never Stand In Your Way (Demo) - It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You (Demo)

Bonus Songs - Other Performances From The Sun Years:

I Got A Woman (Live At Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas) - Tweedle Dee (Live In Gladewater, Texas) - Fool, Fool, Fool (KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas) - Shake, Rattle And Roll (KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas)

Due for release on March 10 from the AIS label is the CD “G.I. Blues / Something For Everybody”. It comes with a 16 page booklet. 


Tracks G.I. Blues: Tonight Is So Right For Love - What´s She Really Like - Frankfort Special - Wooden Heart - G. I. Blues - Pocketful Of Rainbows - Shoppin´ Around - Big Boots - Didja Ever - Blue Suede Shoes - Doin´ the Best I Can

Tracks Something For Everybody: There´s Always Me - Give Me The Right - It´s A Sin - Sentimental Me - Starting Today - Gently - I´m Comin´ Home - In Your Arms - Put The Blame On Me - Judy - I Want You With Me - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

Bonus Songs: Surrender - Doncha´ Think It´s Time - Little Sister - One Night - I Got Stung - I Feel So Bad - (Marie´s The Name) His Latest Flame

Due for release on April 17, 2017 from the Culture Factory label is a vinyl re-issue of “Pot Luck”. 


Due for release on April 28, 2017 from the Culture Factory label is a vinyl re-issue of “Blue Hawaii”. 


Charts

The 'The Wonder Of You' album remained steady at #5 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart. The 'If I Can Dream' album dropped from #13 to #17 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 

(Source: Amazon / FECC)


February 21 - Best of the 50's

Due for release on May 16, 2017 from the UMSM label is the 3 CD compilation "Elvis Presley - Best Of 50's".

Tracks: That's All Right Mama -Good Rockin' Tonight - Baby Let's Play House - Mystery Train - I Got A Woman - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - My Baby Left Me - Tutti Frutti - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Ready Teddy - Rip It Up - All Shook Up - Jailhouse Rock - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care - King Creole.


Graceland Auction

Feature Artifacts from The Scotty Moore Collection Plus Items from Elvis’ Personal and Professional Life

During the four-day Grand Opening celebration of the new $45 million entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis,” across the street from Graceland, collectors, fans and pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will raise their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at the Graceland-Authenticated “The Auction at Graceland,” Online bidding is now open for the auction, which will be held Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. CST/3:00 p.m. EST in the new 464-seat state-of-the-art theater in The Guest House at Graceland, and online at GracelandAuctions.com.

With a wide variety of authenticated artifacts to offer, all types of collectors are showing interest in the auction. Of particular note, the auction includes artifacts from the collection of the late Scotty Moore, legendary guitarist for Elvis Presley and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, as well as items from Elvis’ personal and professional life including clothing, jewelry, autographs, concert memorabilia and Hollywood items.

Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC. All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale.

Among the 163 items to be included in the March 4 auction, notable items include:

To view the entire auction and bid click here.

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Business Wire)

February 20 - Wild In Wichita!

Expected soon from the E.P. Collector import-label is a new CD is entitled "Wild In Wichita!“. It contains an audience-recording as recorded from on December 27, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas.

From the press-release:

This is a previously unreleased show, taken from a recently found first generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. This show was recorded by an American woman and her recording was never in circulation. Until now, the Wichita show was never available in an acceptable sound. The only existing tape was of absolutely horrible quality, perhaps the worst audience recording ever. The EPE label looked for a better tape and succeeded! Although still not great quality, it is a very listenable recording of this wonderful December ’76 tour-opening show!

To prevent possible speculations: many years ago, the official „Follow That Dream“ label reportedly planned a possible soundboard release of the Wichita ’76 show. Unfortunately, this info was based on a mislabeled tape in the FTD vaults. There are no indications that a soundboard recording of this show exists.


Just as all other December '76 tour shows, this concert is excellent! Elvis appeared on stage with the same joy and energy as in Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve. Highlights are "Fairytale", "And I Love You So", a full version of "Early Mornin' Rain", an unbeatable performance of "How Great Thou Art", and "Hurt". One unique performance stands out. It was the very first time that Elvis performed "Unchained Melody", accompanying himself on piano. This premier performance is tentative in parts but that's part of the magic. A great Presley moment!


This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet, filled with a.o. a local newspaper concert review, and special memories by the American fan who taped the show. We are happy that she was willing to share her unique, never before published snapshots, too! All images used for this project were taken in Wichita, KS, December 27, 1976.


Tracks: 

Pre-program: 01. The Fifth Of Beethoven (disco version, by Joe Guercio orchestra) - 02. Gone At Last (by The Stamps) - 03. Operator (by The Stamps). Elvis Presley show: 04. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 05. C. C. Rider - 06. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 07. Love Me - 08. Fairytale - 09. You Gave Me A Mountain - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. medley: O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 12. All Shook Up - 13. medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. And I Love You So - 15. Fever - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Band Introductions -  18. Early Mornin' Rain - 19. What'd I Say - 20. Johnny B. Goode - 21. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 22. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 25. Love Letters - 26. School Day - 27. Hurt (with reprise) - 28. Hound Dog - 29. How Great Thou Art - 30. Unchained Melody (performed 1st time) - 31. Can't Help Falling In Love - 32. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Mystery Train: Sun Recordings

Due for release on march 10, 2017 from the Hoodoo Records label is the CD "Mystery Train: Sun Recordings". The CD contains "24 bit remastered" tracks and comes with 4 bonus tracks according to Amazon.

A Deluxe Date With Elvis

Due on March 10, 2017 from the State Of Art label is a Deluxe Edition CD entitled "A Date With Elvis". 

(Source: FECC / Amazon)

February 19 - Released!

The MxF import release "Let Me... Sing Again", containing the previously  unreleased Dinner Show performance from August 14, 1973, has been released. The limited edition CD - 400 copies - comes in three versions; a Limited Edition Box, a Cut & Crucifold Edition and a standard CD edition.

Also Released

The import-release "Sahara Tahoe" from the AudiRec import-label has been released. It contains the previously unreleased Dinner Show performance as recorded from the audience on July 31, 1971 at the Lake Tahoe Sahara Hotel. The CD comes in standard jewel-case with a 16 page booklet. 

The LP "Elvis Love Songs" from the Laserlight Digital label has been released. It contains ballad from the early years 1954 to 1957. 

(Source: FECC)

February 18 - Songs Of Praise Vol. 2

Here are the cover-art and track listing for the upcoming Follow that Dream / Flaming Star publication "Elvis, His Songs Of Praise. Vol 2" which is due early April according to a posting on the FECC forum. 

Tracks: Elvis His Songs of Praise volume 2

Pure Elvis: Undubbed Sacred Songs:
1. Elvis Introduction / Only Believe (With unused horns overdubbed June 8, 1970) (2:55) 2. I, John (T-2 Undubbed Master June 10, 1971) (2:15) 3. Life (T-20 Undubbed Master June 6, 1970) (3:07) 4. Reach Out To Jesus (T-9 Undubbed June 9, 1971) (3:08) 5. He Is My Everything (Undubbed Master June 9, 1971) (2:39) 6. He Knows Just What I Need (T-9 Undubbed October 30, 1960) (2:10) 7. Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Undubbed Movie Version October 23, 1969) (2:15) 8. We Call On Him (T-3 Undubbed September 11, 1967) (2:33) 9. Padre (Undubbed Spliced Master May 16, 1971) (2:29) 10. Elvis Introduction / You’ll Never Walk Alone (Extended Master September 11, 1967) (3:52)

1956 – 1977 Elvis Impromptu (Live and Rare):
11. On the Jericho Road (SUN Studio December 4, 1956) (0:50) 12. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (Ed Sullivan Show January 6, 1957) (1:39) 13. Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marching In (From the Movie “Frankie & Johnny May 1965) (1:45) 14. The Lord’s Prayer (Edit May 16, 1971) (2:03) 15. Elvis Introduction / Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To The (March / April 1972) (3:11) 16. Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run (March / April 1972) (2:34) 17. The Impossible Dream (Madison Square Garden) (June 10, 1972) (3:18) 18. Where No One Stands Alone (Montgomery, Alabama February 16, 1977) (2:23)

Seasons Greatings from Elvis: The Christmas Radio Special from December 03, 1967: 
19. Announcer / Here Comes Santa Claus (2:37) 20. Announcer / Blue Christmas (2:11) 21. Announcer / O Little Town Of Bethlehem (2:47) 22. Dale Robertson / Christmas Seal Charity Appeal (1:23) 23. Announcer / Silent Night (2:34) 24. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1:54) 25. Announcer / I Believe (2:23) 26. Announcer / If Everyday Was Like Christmas (3:04) 27. Announcer / How Great Thou Art (3:16) 28. His Hand In Mine (3:00) 29. Announcer / Promotion of Elvis’ Albums (1:00) 30. Elvis’ Special Message / I’ll Be Home For Christmas (2:08)

More Pure Elvis - Undubbed Christmas Carols:

31. The First Noel (Undubbed Master May 21, 1971) (2:13) 32. O Come, All Ye Faithful (T-1 Undubbed Master May 21, 1971 (2:58)

(Source: FECC / YouTube)