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From Cover to Vinyl – The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs

September 12th, 2018

BootlegBook

When the book Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of collectors all over the world, most calling it the ‘Bootleg Bible’.

Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums.

So, it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at the bootleg world.

Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, the producers decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation.

They also decided to split the original book into two volumes. In the first, every known bootleg 7” and 10” record will be noted on 300+ pages, with more than 1,600 colour pictures, cross-references to ‘Bootleg Elvis’ and totaling around 400 titles in all.

The second volume will cover all the wonderful 12” releases and is planned for an early 2019 release.

£64.99 + £10.00 UK postage

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The Bad Nauheim Tapes – Volumes 1 & 2

September 12th, 2018

BadNauheim

These days, it’s almost a miracle when something new turns up, especially when it’s from Elvis’ finest years. Three hours’ worth of home recordings from 1959 sounds too good to be true, and yet here it is.

These remarkable recordings were made while Elvis lived in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Listening to these recordings, it’s clear that he is having a good time with his pals, but the keen listener will also note that he is mapping out his musical future.

Gospel music was always his first love, so naturally that’s well represented here. Most notable are several stabs at He Knows Just What I Need, and it’s not unlikely that the idea to record it at some point was born here. Same with Are You Lonesome Tonight?, a song that would be a million seller for him one year later.

There’s some clowning around by all involved (most notably a goofy Lamar Fike reading the news), but what stands out most from these recordings is Elvis’ commitment to his music, his level of ambition and his determination to master several of these songs. What you hear on these significant recordings is an artist who knew that he had to reinvent himself in order to sustain a successful career. These private recordings offer a fascinating insight into the artist redefining his art at a crucial point in his career, and as such, this is essential listening for the Elvis fan & scholar.

Only a small part from these tapes have been released before, but the bulk of it is unreleased – almost three hours of Elvis at home, relaxed, doing what he loved most – making music.

ElvisOne is proud to be able to release these recordings on two separate CDs, with rare photos from the time frame, background notes and detailed track info. Available now!

Tracklistings…

Part One (2XCD set)

CD1: I’m Beginning To Forget You / I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (ending only) / Mono Lisa / I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) / Guitar Piece / Danny Boy (take 1) / Danny Boy (rehearsing a few lines)* / Danny Boy (take 2)* / Loving You / I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis)* / Dialogue / Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town / Loving You / Dialogue / Loving You (not Elvis)* / Lamar Fike’s radio commercials* / I’m Beginning To Forget You (not Elvis)* / I’m Beginning To Forget You (incomplete) / I’m Beginning To Forget You

For the first time you can hear all tracks unedited!

* = Previously unreleased

CD2: He Knows Just What I Need (#1) / He Knows Just What I Need (#2) / He Knows Just What I Need (#3) / He Knows Just What I Need (#4) / He Knows Just What I Need (#5) / He Knows Just What I Need (#6) / Reading The News (by Lamar Fike) / He Knows Just What I Need (#7) / He Knows Just What I Need (#8) / He Knows Just What I Need (#9) / Cool Water / Like A Baby / His Hand In Mine / Young Love / His Hand In Mine (rehearsing) / Return To Me / Are You Sincere? / Are You Lonesome Tonight? / Stand By Me (rehearsing) / Just a Closer Walk With Thee / Take My Hand, Precious Lord / Oh, Lonesome Me

All tracks on CD2 previously unreleased!

Part Two (single disc)

I Asked The Lord (take 1) / I Asked The Lord (take 2) / Apron Strings (#1) / Soldier Boy (take 1)* / Such A Night (1 line) – Soldier Boy (take 2) / I Asked The Lord (take 3) / I Asked The Lord (take 4) / I Asked The Lord (rehearsing the ending)* / I Asked The Lord (incomplete) / I Asked The Lord (working on final notes) / I Asked The Lord (working on song’s conclusion)* / Piano Solo (#1)* / Earth Angel (take 1) / Earth Angel (take 2) / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast #1) / Hound Dog (incomplete)* / Piano Solo (#2)* / At The Hop / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow #1) / Apron Strings (#2) / It’s Been So Long Darling – Dialogue / Earth Angel (intro) – I Will Be True / There’s No Tomorrow / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow #2) / Que Sera Sera – Hound Dog (#1) / I Asked The Lord / I Asked The Lord (rehearsing the ending) / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast #2) / Apron Strings (#3) / The Titles Will Tell / At The Hop (2 lines) – Give Me Oil In My Lamp / Que Sera Sera – Hound Dog (#2) / Piano Solo (#3) / Send Me Some Lovin’ (#1)* / Dialogue – Send Me Some Lovin’ (#2)

For the first time you can hear all tracks unedited!

* = Previously unreleased

£16.99 plus £1.00 UK p&p EACH

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