Elvis In Altland – April FTD Release

May 8th, 2017


Elvis In Atlanta contains two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1 respectively.

This soundboard release is another in the 5” 2xCD digipack range. The digipack features great photos taken by Keith Alverson and the CDs are mastered by Jan Eliasson

CD1 – April 30th 1975: Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / I’ll Remember You / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Introductions / My Boy / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / It’s Now Or Never / Let Me Be There / An American Trilogy / Burning Love / Funny How Time Slips Away / That’s All Right / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Theme.

CD2 – May 1st 1975: Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Help Me / Why Me Lord / Burning Love / Introductions / My Boy / T-R-O-U-B-L-E / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There / An American Trilogy / Help Me Make It Through The Night / That’s All Right / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Theme.

The opening numbers of 2001 / CC Rider / I Got A Woman / Amen were not recorded at either shows. Recorded at the Omni Coliseum (a.k.a. The Omni), Atlanta, Georgia.

These recordings are so-called ‘soundboard’ recordings, done with semiprofessional equipment. There are several flaws on the original source tapes.

Available from Essential Elvis UK at £19.99

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Elvis Studio Sessions ’56

May 5th, 2017


Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 3CD / book entitled ‘Elvis Studio Sessions ’56‘ on June 16th. The set pays tribute to Elvis’ first recordings made for the RCA label in 1956. The 172-page book focuses on each of Elvis’ studio recording sessions during his first year of national stardom – from the first one in January, held in Nashville, then later in New York, before finishing his final session of the year in Hollywood in September. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and pieces of documentation.

The 3 CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis 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. Soon available in pre-order from Essential Elvis UK

** CD1


I Got a Woman

Heartbreak Hotel

Money Honey

I’m Counting on You

I Was the One

Blue Suede Shoes

My Baby Left Me

One-Sided Love Affair

So Glad Your Mine

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Cry

Tutti Frutti

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

Shake, Rattle & Rol

Don Davis Interview March 1956

I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Hound Dog

Don’t Be Cruel

Anyway You Want Me

Playing For Keeps

Love Me

How Do You Think I Feel

How’s The World Treating You


When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

Long Tall Sally

Old Shep

Too Much

Anyplace Is Paradise

Ready Teddy

First in Line

Rip It Up


** CD2


01) Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 02:41

02) Let Me (Matson/Presley) 02:07

03) Poor Boy (Matson/Presley) 02:12

04) We’re Gonna Move (Matson/Presley 02:28

05) Love Me Tender (End Title Movie Version) (Matson/Presley) 01:07


06) We’re Gonna Move (Take 4) (Matson/Presley) 02:49

07) We’re Gonna Move (Take 9) (Matson/Presley) 02:47


08) I Got a Woman (Unknown Take)

09) I Got a Woman (Incomplete Unknown Take)

10) Heartbreak Hotel (Incomplete Take 4)

11) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5)

12) Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6)

13) Money Honey (Incomplete Take 10)

14) I’m Counting on You (FS Take 1a & 1b)

15) I’m Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2 Dry Version)

16) I’m Counting on You (Unknown Incomplete Take)

17) I’m Counting on You (Take 13)

18) I’m Counting on You (Incomplete Take 14)

19) I Was the One (Takes 1 & 2)

20) I Was the One (Take 3)

21) I Was the One (Take 7)

22) I Was the One (Incomplete Unknown Take)

23) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 1)

24) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 3)

25) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 4)

26) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 5)

27) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 6)

28) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Incomplete Take 7)

29) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Incomplete Take 8 & Take 9)

30) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 10)

31) Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (FS Take 11 & Take 12)



32) Love Me Tender

33) Let Me

34) Poor Boy

35) We’re Gonna Move

** CD3


01) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 1, Take 2, FS Take 3)

02) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 5, FS Take 6, Take 7)

03) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 8)

04) Shake Rattle & Roll (FS Take 9, FS Take 10, FS Take 11)

05) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12)

06) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12 Unedited Un-dubbed Master)

07) Shake Rattle & Roll (Take 12 Edit Un-dubbed Master)

08) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 3)

09) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 4)

10) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 13)

11) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Incomplete Take 14)

12) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 15)

13) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 16)

14) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 17)

15) Old Shep (Take 5)

16) Rip It Up (FS on Takes 10, 11, 12, 13, Take 14)

17) Rip It Up (Take 15)

18) Rip It Up (Take 16

19) Rip It Up (Take 17

20) Rip It Up (LFS Take 18


21) The Truth About Me (Take 3)

22) The Truth About Me (Take 2)

23) The Truth About Me (Take 1)

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