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  1. 1. Essential Elvis - Vol. 6 Here's the tracklsiting of Essential Elvis Vol. 6 (Such a Night: The Stellar Nashville Sessions, 1960 - 1964) that is scheduled for February 8th, 2000 Such a Night/ Make Me Know It/ Stuck on You/ Fever/ The Girl of My Best Friend/ Soldier Boy / Surrender/ I Believe in the Man in the Sky/ Give Me the Right/ I'm Comin' Home/ There's Always Me/ Little Sister/ I Met Her Today/ Gonna Get Back Somehow/ Night Rider/ (Such An) Easy Question/ Suspicion/ Please Don't Drag That String Around/ Memphis, Tennessee/ It Hurts Me. The Home Recordings Here we have the new BMG release "The Home Recordings" (BMG 07863 67676 2) that contains the recordings at Elvis' home. I have to admit I was a little skeptical about this cd, but it changed dramatically, I really love this CD. Here we hear Elvis' love and joy, and that's making music with his friends. For a homerecording, the quality is very good, and one of the highlights are "What now my love" (sample can be found on my Real Audio Section), "Mary Lou Brown". This is a highly recommended cd, and enjoy the private Elvis at this best!!. When the saints go marching in/ I understand just how you feel/ I asked the Lord/ I'm beginning to forget you/ Mona Lisa/ Hands Off/ Make believe/ If I loved you/ What now my love/ Tumblin' Tumbleweeds/ San Antonio Rose/ Tennessee Waltz (not the Platinum version)/ Show me thy way, O Lord/ After loving you/ I've been blue/ Mary lou Brown/ It's no fun being lonely/ Suppose/ Indescribably blue/ Write to me from Naples/ My heart cries for you/ Dark Moon.
  2. 2. Sunrise Here we have the new BMG release "Sunrise", a 2 CD set which contains the material from Elvis' sun period. Sunrise (RCA 07863 67675 2) Disc 1) 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; Mystery Train; I Love You Because; Harbor Lights; Blue Moon; Tomorrow Night; I'll Never Let You Go; Just Because; I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version); Tryin' To Get To You; When It Rains It Really Pours Disc 2) My Happiness; That's When Your Heartaches Begin; I'll Never Stand In Your Way; It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You; I Love You Because (alt. take); That's All Right (Mama) (alt. take); Blue Moon Of Kentucky (alt. take); Blue Moon (alt. take); I'll Never Let You Go (alt. take); I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (alt. take); I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) (alt take); Fool, Fool, Fool; Shake, Rattle & Roll; I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (live); That's All Right (live); Money Honey (live); Tweedle Dee (live); I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (live); Hearts Of Stone (previously unreleased live) The main track on this release is of course "the song "It wouldn't be the same without you", but overall this release is a little disapointing to me. Click here for a detailed review. Elvis- the concert '99 Out now, is the new 2-CD set "Elvis - The Concert 1999" (BMG 74321 64429 2) , on occasion of the european Tour of "Elvis- The Concert". The set is released in a limited edition of 25.000 copies. It contains all the songs appearing in "Elvis - The Concert" (including two unreleased songs) in the same order: (CD-1) See see Rider / Burning Love / Steamroller Blues / I Can't Stop Loving You / Johnny B.
  3. 3. Goode / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Proud Mary / Never Been To Spain / Just Pretend (studio-version)/ Make The World Go Away (studio version) / In The Ghetto (Unreleased) / How Great Thou Art / Bridge Over Troubled Water (CD-2)Trouble-Guitar Man / Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel / All Shook Up / Heartbreak Hotel / One Night / Love Me Tender / The Wonder Of You / Lawdy Miss Clawdy /Funny How Time Slips Away / Suspicious Minds (Unreleased)/ I'll Remember You / A Big Hunk O' Love / My Way / An American Trilogy / Can't Help Falling In Love. This nice looking CD comes in a 16 page booklet, the sound quality is pretty good, and I guess that this will be a collectors item soon for only 25.000 copies were made. Elvis in Rock (Spain) The latest release from Spain is "Elvis in Rock - Sus Grandes Canciones De Rock 'n' Roll" (see artwork). From this release also a promotional CD has been issued that seems to be very hard to get, will add this one as soon as I have a copy. (Thanks to Joaquin Luque. Vice-president of Spanish Fanclub "Club Elvis" for the info. Aloha via Satellite This CD (DCP 12214) is/was included as an extra bonus CD with the Tunzi's book "Aloha via Satellite" (see Elvis news). It features 5 tracks from the latest BMG release "Aloha from Hawaii" welcome to my world/ What now my love/ Steamroller blues/ It's over/ dialogue-I'll remember you in a gatefold cover.
  4. 4. Promo "Artist of the century" Here we have the first promo CD to promote Elvis as the artist of the century. This promo (RCA 74321 619112) contains 7 tracks, and these are "Hound dog" (taken from the album "Artist of the century", "Mystery train" taken from the album "Sunshine", "Santa Claus is back in town" (taken from the album "Tiger man"), "Gospel Medley" (taken from the album "Memories"), "After loving you - outtake"(taken from the album "Suspicious minds"), "Talk about the good times" (taken from the album "Rhythm and country", and "Make believe - unreleased" (taken from the album "Private Elvis"). 1960-61 Romantique & 1960 films Two new releases from the La legende sequels is the "1960 films", featuring songs from the movies "Flaming star & Wild in the country. Also including the outtakes such as Black star & Summer kisses, winter tears. The other one is the "1960-1961 Romantique" feauturing the ballads from 1960, and also both CD's contains a beautiful full color magazine. Memories; The '68 comeback special
  5. 5. Here we have the new BMG product "Memories" (BMG 07863 67612 2), a 2 CD set that contains one of Elvis' best period ever (of course the 1968 comeback ;-)). BMG treated us with 22 unreleased tracks, and my favourite is the outtake of "A little less conversation", and "when it rains it really pours" from the dress rehearsal, that was released before on the "From Burbank to Vegas", and finally now on a BMG product. It comes with a 24 pages booklet, with linears note from Colin Escott. This is an essential release, you'll get the the king at his best!!. Click here for a full review by Lex Raaphorst. Vino, Dinero Y Amor Here we have "Vino, Dinero Y Amor" the follow-up of the Mexican promo "Alle en El Rancho Grande", and again this promo comes in a picture disc and a very different artwork. This time we have two tracks, namely "Vino, dinero Y amor" & "Fun in Acapulco". It's a nice collectible for the CD Collectors. Tigerman From BMG the latest release is "Tigerman", featuring the complete and unedited 8PM sit down show. For the non-import collectors this is a must, here we have 7 unreleased performances. The Import collectors already have this material for a long long time in their collection, so, I'm not very excited about this, but the sound quality is pretty good. The tracklisting is as follows; Heartbreak hotel/ Baby what you want me to do/ introductions 8pm/ That's all right/ Are you lonesome tonight/ Baby what you want me to do/ Blue suede shoes/ One night/ Love me/ Trying to get to you/ Lawdy miss Clawdy/ Santa Claus is back in town/ Blue Christmas/ Tigerman/ When my blue moon turns to gold again/ Memories. Here's a review of the BMG Tigerman release by Johnny Savage, click Tigerman
  6. 6. Rhythm and Country Here we have the long awaited 5th volume of the very popular Essential Elvis releases. And this time BMG treated us with 16 previously unreleased performances from the July & December 1973 recording sessions from the Stax Studios. I'm not a big fan of the Stax material, except for a few songs like Promised land etc.., but I do like the compilation of this release that is made in the same formula as "Essential Elvis Vol. 4" (studio chats, a lot of clowning/cursing etc. !!! It starts off with the 1st take of "I got a feeling in my body", and it seems that he really had the feeling in his body, for it's sounding pretty good for it's first attempt. Follows is one of the better songs from these sessions "Loving arms" (take 2), and one of my wife's all-time favourite "I've got a thing about you baby" (take 14). Other songs are "She wears my ring" (take 8), "You asked me too" (take 2) , "There's a honky tonk angel" (take 1), "Good time Charlie's got the blues" (take 8), "Find out what's happening" (take 6), "For ol' time sake" (take 3), "Promised land" (take 4), "Thinking about you" (take 4), "Three corn patches" (take 14) arghhhh, "Girl of mine" (take 9), "Your love's been a long time coming" (take 4), "Spanish eyes" with Spanish countdow (take 2), "Talk about the good times" (take 3), "If that isn't love" (take 1). Overall this is a nice compilation, and of course a must for the 70's fan. For a complete review of "Rhythm & Country", click here!!! Alle en El Rancho Grande A new promo CD from mexico, and in a really weird artwork is "Alle en El Rancho Grande" featuring "Alla en el Rancho Grande", "Guadalajara" & "Mexico". The latest what I heard that this will also be released in Columbia, I only have this Mexican promo, but if someone can give me more info about the Columbian CD, please let me know.
  7. 7. Promo Elvis '68 Here we have the new promo "Elvis '68 - NBC TV Special 30th anniverary sampler from the forthcoming releases "Tigerman (07863 676112) & Memories (07863 67611 2). The tracks on the promo are; Trouble-guitarman/Trying to get to you/ Tigerman/ Baby what you want me to do/ Jailhouse rock/ If I can dream. A nice detail is this version of "Jailhouse rock" will be only available on this promo, and not on the official release. La Legende's continues Here we have two more of the La legende series from France. This time we have the "En concert" Aloha from Hawaii - Volume 2, including the bonus songs "Ku-U-I-po", "No more", "Hawaiian wedding song" and Early morning rain". And the other title is "1957-1960 romantique" with 15 ballads from the 1957-1960 era. 1958 Films & En concert From France 2 new volumes from the La Legende collection, and again like the other 2 titles it
  8. 8. comes with a full colour magazine. The new volumes are the "1958 Films" featuring 16 tracks from the "King Creole" movie. The alternate takes of "As long as I have you" & "King Creole" is also included, and also the undubbed version of "Lover doll" and the instrumental track of "King Creole". The other volume "En concert" is really not interesting, it's featuring the songs from the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert, and it's incomplete too!!!.That's really weird. Blue suede shoes - The ultimate Rock 'n Roll collection This release from the U.K. is indeed an Ultimate Rock collection, it's featuring 33 tracks, and I think it's a great compilation. A lot of my favourite songs are included like "Mystery train, Memphis Tennesee", but of course this is hardly essential for the Elvis collectors, but again, I love the compilation of the songs. The artwork is beautiful. Hawaii Review For the fans who are still considering buying the new Aloha from Hawaii CD, maybe the review of Wolfgang Pesch can make it a little easier for you to decide, click on Aloha review and then buy this, or not :-).
  9. 9. Elvis Aron Presley Box Out now (sooner then expected) is the Elvis Aron Presley box (a.k.a. the silver box). This CD box was released orginally as an 8 LP box in 1980, and it's so good to have this on CD now. It's a thrill to hear the 1961 Honolulu Benefit concert on CD, that will be my favourite part of this set, together with the Las Vegas years. Also great to have on CD is the beautiful capella version of "Thanks to the rolling sea". For many fans who don't have the CD "Live in Dallas" (special BMG products from Holland) that was released years ago, will enjoy the 1975 concert on disc 4. This all in a very attractive longbox like the Platinum & Golden celebration box, and the booklet is superb deluxe with full color photos and a review of every track on this CD. Well done BMG..... La Legende A new compilation hits CD from France (BMG/Edition Atlas) is "La legende" and now on the market is the "1954-57 Romantique" & "1956-57 Rock 'n' Roll". The songs that has been put on the the album are the familiar stuff, but what makes this CD releases interesting is that each volume comes with a full color 32 pages magazine.
  10. 10. Can't help falling in love A new CD single release from Spain to promote the CD "Elvis 20 aniversario" is the 1 track promo CD "Can't help falling in love". This is a very highly collectible since only 100 copies were pressed. The movie years & A Mi Manera BMG Australia released a new promotional CD "The Movie years" (PROCD21104) featuring 10 moviesoundtracks, and BMG Argentina came out with a promo CD single "A Mi Manera" (AR 002) featuring a live version and studio version of "My way"
  11. 11. Out in Hollywood Here we have the 2nd release of the Follow that Dream Collectors label (again in digipack) and this time they treated us with 22 movie outtakes. It's true that a lot of tracks was released before on Import cd's, but not in this sound quality. The vocal overdub of baby I don't care and I need somebody to lean on is for me the highlights on this CD. The songs from Viva Las Vegas sounds like it was taken from the original 3 track masters. Here's the tracklisting with the takenumbers; Mexico (take 7) - Cross my heart and hope to die (take 6) - Wild in the country (take 11) - Adam and Evil (take 16) - Lonely man (take 4) - Thanks to the rolling sea (take 3) - Where do you come from (take 13) - King of the whole wide world (take 3) - Little Egypt (take 21) - Wonderful world (take 7) - This is my heaven (vocal overdub take 4) - Spinout (take 2) - All that I am (take 2) - We'll be together (take 10) - Frankie and Johnny (take 1) - I need somebody to lean on (take 8) - The meanest girl in town (take 9) - Night life (take 3) - Puppet on a string (take 7) - Hey little girl (take 1 & 2) - Edge of reality (take 6) - Baby I don't care (vocal overdub take 6) Can't help falling in love A new compilation CD release from BMG Europe is "Can't help falling in love" (RCA 07863 67873 2) featuring 22 tracks from his movie years. Only interesting for the die-hard fans for it contains nothing new. Tracks; Jailhouse rock/ Loving you/ Hard headed woman/ Teddy bear/ King creole/ Treat me nice/ Love me tender/ Shoppin' around/ Wooden heart/ Rock a hula baby/ Follow that dream/ King of the whole wide world/ Easy question/ Return to sender/ One broken heart for sale/ Bossa nova baby/ Viva las Vegas/ Kissin' Cousins/ Roustabout/ Puppet on a string/ Clean up your own back yard/ Can't help falling in love. Artist of the Century (vinyl) A new BMG special products from Castle Music "Artist of the Century" is expected any moment now. It features 5 albums pressed on a 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, and will have 5 different covers (three of them is the same as in the CD version). including is a 22 pages booklet. More details later!!
  12. 12. New single releases BMG Holland BMG Holland issued three different CD singles of Suspicious minds (that is chosen to be his Dutch Fans as the absolute number one song ever (mine vote was not included ;-)), the 1st one (a two track) comes in a cardboard sleeve and contains an outtake of " Shake rattle and roll" (take 2) that was never released before. The 2nd contains four tracks with In the ghetto, Reconsider baby, and an outtake of Little Egypt that was previously released on the Time Life cd's. The third and last one is a real beauty, this one is a two track shaped CD that features an outtake of Snowbird (previously released on Time Life). Artist of the Century This is a CD title that speaks for itself, and our man deserved this title with no doubt. The three CD box (BMG 07863 67732 2) is a great compilation CD of Elvis' best songs, and this CD is a must have for the reason that the sound is so superb, it's really amazing how they remastered the songs for this album. Buy an extra copy and give it away to a friend's birthday.
  13. 13. BMG Re-mastered More new re-releases from BMG are Burning Love (BMG 07863 67742 2) features a great compilation of songs from Elvis' 1971-1972 era including some unreleased songs such as Little sister/get back (Feb 14, 1972). Other new re-releases are Elvis (RCA 07863 67736 2) incl. 6 extra bonus tracks, Something for everybody (RCA 07863 67738 2) also incl. 6 bonus tracks, and Pot Luck (RCA 07863 67739 2) again with 6 extra 6 bonus tracks. The sound of all these cd's are digitally remastered, but I guess that this all cost a lot of money for BMG, so they sell it for full-price. Oh well, I'm not blaming, for I enjoy the Artist of the Century Box too much. Burbank '68 Here we have the first BMG/Follow That Dream collectors label with the title "Burbank '68". As you can see the artwork is exact the same as the German promotional CD "Elvis '68" that was issued in 1998 to promote the double CD-set "NBC TV Comeback special". The dress rehearsals (track 1-12) is in a great sound quality, with some great highlights such as Tigerman (love the ending) ,Lawdy Miss Clawdy, and Elvis trying to get the high notes on Blue moon of Kentucky. And a big part of the 2nd stand-up show (June 29th, 8 PM) is something we don't have on CD yet. The CD close with an alternate vocal splice of "If I can dream", and an instrumental version of Let yourself go. Well, as we all know this new label can only survive as we will buy this release, and the first release is a very good start and we really have to thank
  14. 14. Ernst Jorgensen for his dedication to the Elvis Fans, otherwise there won't be a Follow that dream label. A Mi Manera The classic A Mi Manera Lp originally released in 1980 and re-issued in 1987 for the 10th. Anniversary is coming out on CD with (6) bonus tracks!!! A compilation showcasing Argentina's most requested Elvis ballads. Tracklisting is: 1. Yesterday; 2. Hey Jude; 3. Something (1970 version); 4. In The Ghetto (alternate take); 5. Fever; 6. Bridge Over Troubled Water (alternate take); 7. The Impossible Dream; 8. If I Can Dream (alternate take); 9. Help Me Make It Through The Night (alternate take); 10. Green Green Grass Of Home (alternate take); 11. And I Love You So (alternate take); 12. Unchained Melody (overdubbed); 13. What Now My Love; 14. My Way. BONUS TRACKS: 15. My Way (studio); 16. Runaway (alternate live version); 17. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (alternate live version); 18. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (rehearsal); 19. Sylvia; 20. Suspicion. Shipping date is August 2nd., 1999. You can order this CD directly from Carlos Ares, his e-mail address is ares@elvis.com.ar or visit his great website at http://www.elvis.com.ar La Pelvis I forgot to add this release from Argentina, sorry Carlos. But here it is. The long-awaited ELVIS LA PELVIS CD (66392-2) is finally out. Shipping date: April 30th., 1999. It contains the original 17 songs plus 9 bonus tracks!!! Tracklisting: 1. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (complete fast version) 2. Trouble 3. Blueberry Hill (stereo) 4. All Shook Up 5. Jailhouse Rock (alternate take) 6. Loving You (three slow versions) 7. I Need You So 8. When It Rains It Really Pours (1957 version) 9. Blue Christmas 10. Loving You (two fast versions) 11. Treat Me Nice (mono movie version) 12. Tell Me Why 13. Your Cheatin’ Heart (alternate take) 14. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 15. Is It So Strange (stereo – includes false start) 16. Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do (end title version) 17. Baby I Don’t Care BONUS TRACKS: 18. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1953 version) 19. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1956 version) 20. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1957 version) 21. Treat Me Nice (mono single version) 22. Treat Me Nice (stereo movie version) 23. Mean Woman Blues (dub version) 24. Mean Woman Blues (stereo) 25. Party 26. Party (alternate take) You can order this CD directly from Carlos Ares, his e-mail address is ares@elvis.com.ar
  15. 15. or visit his great website at http://www.elvis.com.ar 4 New BMG Releases Out now "On Stage" (7863 67741 2), digitally remastered incl. 7 bonus tracks. "Tomorrow is a long time" (07863 67740 2) with 18 tracks from the period 1966/1968, "Elvis is back" (07863 67737 2) digitally remastered incl. 6 bonus tracks, and Elvis' first album "Elvis Presley" (07863 67735 2) digitally remastered incl. 6 bonus tracks. The most (to me) interesting is the On stage CD, it sounds great, and love the piano on Long Tall Sally. Nothing can beat Elvis live in 1970, (except Elvis live in the 50's). "Tomorrow is a long time" is a complete new CD title that covers Elvis musical comeback 66-68. "Elvis is back" sounds superb, and this album is also considered as one of Elvis' best album he ever made. And the bonus songs should be included on the original release in 1960 too, for it would have sold much much better. Enjoy the 4 new CD releases from the artist of the century!!!! Always Elvis - King of Belgium Vol. 2
  16. 16. A CD that has been released by our Southern neighbour country Belgium is "Always Elvis - King of Belgium Vol. 2" (BMG 74321 656692) that contains 21 well known tracks, but the interesting part is that also a limited edition has been issued that comes with an extra free bonus promo CD "Elvis, artist of the century" . So, now we have three different versions of the Artist promo (Dutch, German and now the Belgium version). The lay-out is very nice, and the booklet is also very nicely done and it is written in two different languages (Dutch and French). Suspicious Minds (By Lex Raaphorst) Finally after 30 years BMG made it to release an album better than "From Elvis in Memphis". It's a heavy start for a review, but I thought let's say the obvious first... After waiting one day beneath the mailbox in vain I finally got it today. I have a pretty tough flu at the moment but this thingie really made me feel better. Of course I started with Disc 2, which contains the outtakes. A lot of them can already be found on several bootlegs, but not in this near perfect soundquality. And... finally we have the vocals of Poor Man's Gold, all 18 seconds of them ;-). A fire-engine got Elvis out of the mood of something that started pretty promising. Next to the alternates Disc 2 contains several underrated ballads (IMHO), like If I'm a Fool, Do You Know Who I Am, This Is the Story, Inherit the Wind, oops, I'll do the tracklisting on one of my other pages. Disc 1 contains the earlier mentioned "From Elvis in Memphis"-album, completed with the singles, Stranger in My Own Home Town and Without Love. Again in superb soundquality (of course). The finishing touch of this CD is made by Peter Guralnick. Another great coverage of what happened by one of the best Elvis-authors there is. My wife often says that Elvis is about the only thing that gets me emotionally involved (which isn't true, but she's allergic for the other one - just kidding :-)), and indeed reading this booklet I had to use one of my sleeves every now and then... These two nicely packaged discs brought me to my early conclusion that this is a better album than "FEIM", mainly because it's longer - not long enough for me, but we can hardly blame BMG/RCA for that. Elvis shouldn't have spoiled the 60's with those mediocre movies... Unfortunately we can't turn back the clock and maybe that's one of the charms of the sessions: when everybody thought Elvis wasn't able to do something valuable anymore he showed he still was the best. The waiting is now for volume 2: The masters without the overdubs - especially the damned violins on Stranger, which are irritating me for about 25 years now - and more outtakes of course :-). I think I have to add to Lex' review that the I'm movin' on is the highlight on this CD, and this song alone is well worth to buy this CD.
  17. 17. Elvis Collection The two cd's (see pictures) are Mexican releases with a best of collection. I'm not sure if they are new releases, but I just received them. The Baladas collection (CDL-1088) features 15 ballads, and the Pop-hits collection (CDL-1090) also contains 15 hits. There's another volume from that collection with the title "Collection, Rock 'n' Roll". It's now or never A new CD-single release from Spain is "It's now or never/ A mess of blue (RCA 74321549142). This is the 2nd CD-single release from Spain, a few months ago we had the "In the ghetto/ anyday now". Love songs Normally I don't pay attention to the greatest collections releases, but the new BMG release "Love songs" (RCA 07863 67595-2) contains an alternate mix of "Kentucky rain". The rest is filled with the very well known songs we all have a thousand times in
  18. 18. our collection. A golden celebration Out now is the long awaited 4 CD box "A golden celebration" that was originally released as a 6 LP set in 1984. It's a thrill to hear the Stage Shows" now on CD, personally my favourite from this box. The package is the same as the "Platinum" box set, including a beautiful 32 page booklet. Santa Claus is back in town At last, I was lucky to get myself a copy of this rare CD single "Santa Claus is back in town", this was sent to the Fanclubs (1 copy each) for Christmas 1997 by the Elvis Presley Enterprise. This will be a very rare collectors Item.
  19. 19. 25 Grandes Exitos The "25 Grandes Exitos" (74321-49055-2) is now available for the countries outside Argentina, this CD features 25 hits. The CD also mentioned that the stereo master of Follow that dream was included, but that is not the case. The promo version of this cd contain an error error on the backsleeve, because track 23 was not mentioned, but actually it's the song "The wonder of you", also a very rare promo of "25 grandes exitos is the 4 track release, only 50 copies were pressed of the two promo's. Elvis Latino reconfigurado! A new re-release of "Elvis Latino" is scheduled for February for the countries outside Argentina. In this re-release they replaced the 3 songs "Stay away" (slow version) for "All that I am", "Do the Vega" for "I'll take love" and "It's Impossible" for "Alle en el "Rancho Grande". This re-release was very disappointing to me, they also changed the disco version of Bossa Nova Baby with the regular version. 24 karat hits A new BMG release that was out a few weeks ago, but forgot to update is "24 karat hits" on a 24 karat gold disc. The tracks have been released hundreds and hundreds times before, but the quality on this release is amazing. This release is a little expensive, but it's worth the money, listen to the songs by headphone and you know why. On the booklet you can read a great article by Recording Engineer "Bill Porter", you can read the superb story here . (enjoy)
  20. 20. Single from Spain A new CD single release from Spain is "In the ghetto/ Anyday now", a new attempt from BMG Spain to get Elvis back in the charts again. Disco De Ouro A new release from BMG Brasil is the "Disco De Ouro", a compilation of 14 well known songs such as "Tutti frutti, All shook up", Surrender". Nothing new on this release, but for the collectors quite interesting. Elvis is back Finally I received my copy of the new re-release "Elvis is back" in a 24 karat gold disc , that's been released in the orginal artwork, and the sound quality is improved when comparing with the other "Elvis is back" releases, and I stated earlier that the sound quality is the same as the 60's master box, but after a second play with headphones, I have to admit it is slightly better then the songs on the 60's master box.
  21. 21. Mega Elvis A new release from BMG Japan is the "Mega Elvis - The essential collection" that comes in a beautiful digipack cover with a fold out picture. The art work is super deluxe, and the CD itself feautures 27 greatest hits, but the Artwork alone is worth to buy this CD. The black single box A new 5 CD box singles release from BMG special products is a black box with no title with a beautiful cover (see picture above). It contains 5 CD singles and only approx. 500 were pressed and is sold through the Plusmark card & co. Happy hunting everybody !!!!!! Shake, rattle and roll A South African release only is the CD "Shake rattle and roll" from BMG Redband music, featuring 16 well known rockers such as Long Tall Sally, C'mon everybody. Thanks Randall for the trade.
  22. 22. Special Dutch promo This special promo CD was giving away to every visitor of the Elvis/ back to the 50's & 60's convention. On this rare promo a 22 minutes biography of Elvis with snippets of songs from his career. It's a nice collector's item indeed. Shaped Love me tender CD single Also BMG U.S.A did release a shaped CD single version, with only one song "love me tender", it's a nice collectible, but my favourite is still the Dutch Shaped CD single. Elvis forever in love Released on july 28th is a new double cd set from BMG: Elvis forever in love, with Wooden heart (take 3) and For the millionth and the last time (take 6). Three new CD singles from BMG Holland
  23. 23. BMG Holland released three different versions of the CD single "Always on my mind", the shaped CD version (see above) with two tracks "Always on my mind/seperate ways (take 25), in a very limited edition of 2000 copies, a 2 track (Picture CD), and a 3 track (Picture CD) with the "Bad Nauheim medley". The package of all three versions are fantastic. Great work BMG Holland!!!! Platinum box "The day after" After one day of it's release this box still give me the shivers. I have now listened to the whole box now and there are many highlights on this box. The ones that's stick in my mind are ofcourse the beautiful song "I'll never stand in your way" with a young Elvis who desperately want to be discovered, A great outtake of "I got a woman", a superb outtake of "Rip it up" that became one of my favourites on this box, "When the saints go marching in" a homerecording with Elvis and Red West having a ball around Christmas 1956 in an amazing good quality. A great cover of Fat's "Blueberry hill" . A very different take of "Bossa nova baby". Also the quality of the 60's homerecordings are amazing good, I really love the "Tennessee waltz" and "Blowin in the wind" as Elvis sung this version in a bass voice. The "That's the way it is" rehearsals sounds much better then the bootleg releases, "What'd I say" is in one word Superb, what a great version it is. Also a treat to hear are the alternate takes from the '70's, Yes, also "Are you sincere" is just great, just like I said before ,the Platinum box is the best release ever done by BMG, Music wise, soundwise, and the art work is amazing. "Elvis Raw - Early Live Recordings" This CD features Baby Let's Play House, Blue Moon of Kentucky, I Got A Woman, Good Rockin Tonight, and Thats All Right, also two interviews with Bill Collie and Scotty Moore. The live recordings are from the Eagle Hall performance on March 19, 1955. The sound quality is very good. The CD label is Outwest (BMG Special products). I don't have this CD yet,but it seems like this is a reprint of Vintage Elvis '55.
  24. 24. Blockbuster 30th Anniversary A new CD sampler that is very interesting is an exclusive product from the "Blockbuster Video Chain", It contains six songs: The Fool (from A Golden Celebration), America The Beautiful (from Elvis Aron Presley), Burning Love (the alternate take from Platinum - A Life In Music), Can't Help Falling In Love (the movie version from Blue Hawaii - Collector's Edition), Jailhouse Rock, and All Shook Up (Both from Platinum). Always Elvis The "Always Elvis- The Dutch album" is a new release from my homeland Holland, it contains a compilation of Elvis' greatest hits in Holland. The art work and the picture disc is fantastic. The total pl`ytime of the 28 tracks is 75:22 minutes.