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The King Strikes Back!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

TheKingStrikesBack

‘Elvis hits back at his critics, sings & looks great, and presents a dynamite, action-packed & revamped show at the Hilton that you have GOT to see!’

The Audionics label is proud to come up with a new, comprehensive 10xCD project, dedicated to Elvis’ legendary Las Vegas Summer ’74 season. It is called The King Strikes Back! and for the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box!

As you know, these recordings were released through the years by various bootleg labels and also by the official FTD collectors label. Nevertheless, many of these original releases are hard to find nowadays, including several already deleted FTD titles. For some of these recordings we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today’s advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.

Each disc is placed in individually designed cardboard sleeve and there is a 16-page booklet, full of high quality August/September 1974 photos (including several rare ones) and reproductions of fan reviews, published in the hard-to-find Rex Martin’s Elvis News Service Weekly magazine back in 1974. These reviews are special, because they were published shortly after the concerts and those memories are immediate and fresh.

This is the first-ever Audionics comprehensive box. It’s a special set which deserves a place in any serious Elvis collection.

Audionics is planning new CD releases in 2018, and additionally, this label will be releasing several special vinyl projects. So stay tuned.

Contents…

16.08.1974 Rehearsal – approx 82 minutes

16.08.1974 Rehearsal binaural – approx 58 minutes

19.08.1974 Opening show – approx 60 minutes

20.08.1974 Dinner show – approx 67 minutes

20.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 69 minutes

21.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 67 minutes

22.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 8 minutes

24.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 59 minutes

27.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 16 minutes

28.08.1974 Dinner show – approx 9 minutes

29.08.1974 Dinner show – approx 22 minutes

30.08.1974 Midnight show – approx 85 minutes

02.09.1974 Midnight closing show – approx 91 minutes

CD1 - August 16th 1974 at RCA’s Studios, Hollywood, CA. Rehearsal: If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1 / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 / Promised Land #1 / Promised Land #2 / Down In The Alley #1 / Down In The Alley #2 / It’s Midnight / Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming / Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues / Softly As I Leave You #1 (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Softly As I Leave You #2 (with Sherrill Nielsen) / I’m Leavin’ / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Proud Mary / If You Talk In Your Sleep / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4.

CD2 – August 16th 1974 at RCA’s Studios, Hollywood, CA. Rehearsal: The Twelfth Of Never / Faded Love / Just Pretend. Binaural rehearsal tracks: If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1 (previously unreleased version) / Promised Land / Down In The Alley / It’s Midnight / Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming / Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / I’m Leavin’ / Proud Mary / If You Talk In Your Sleep / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 / The Twelfth Of Never / Faded Love / Just Pretend. Bonus: The Twelfth Of Never (1995 original single version) / The Twelfth Of Never (1994 version overdubbed by David Briggs).

CD3 – August 19th 1974 Opening show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Opening Vamp / Big Boss Man / Proud Mary / Down In The Alley / Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues / Never Been To Spain / It’s Midnight / If You Talk In Your Sleep / I’m Leavin’ / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / Love Me Tender / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Introduction of Gunther Gebel-Williams / Promised Land / Introduction of Telly Savalas / My Baby Left Me / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Fever / Hound Dog / Can’t Help Falling In Love (incomplete).

CD4 – August 20th 1974 Dinner show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Opening Vamp / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / It’s Midnight / Proud Mary / Trying To Get To You / Big Boss Man (incomplete) / Fever / Promised Land / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / I’m Leavin’ / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Hound Dog / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Why Me Lord / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel (incomplete) / Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete) / Let Me Be There / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

CD5 – August 20th 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Opening Vamp / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / It’s Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / Trying To Get To You / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / I’m Leavin’ / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Hound Dog / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (incomplete) / Introduction of Freddy Cannon / Higher & Higher (one line) / Introducion of Jackie Wilson / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Why Me Lord / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

CD6 – August 21st 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Opening Vamp / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / It’s Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Dialogue / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (one line) / I’m Leavin’ / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Hound Dog / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Take These Chains From My Heart (one line) / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Why Me Lord / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Hawaiian Wedding Song / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. August 22nd 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Suspicious Minds – The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau, excerpt) / Help Me (with Sherrill Nielsen).

CD7 – August 24th 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Opening Vamp / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / It’s Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / The Wonder Of You / I’m Leavin’ / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Spanish Eyes (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Hound Dog / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / If You Talk In Your Sleep. August 27th 1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: The Wonder Of You / An American Trilogy / Monologue / We Shall Overcome (excerpt) / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Monologue / It’s Now Or Never.

CD8 August 28th* 1974 & August 29th** Dinner show & first part of August 30th 1974*** Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Help Me* / My Boy* / How Great Thou Art* / Why Me Lord?** / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel** / How Great Thou Art** / Let Me Be There (with reprise)** / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra** / Early Morning Rain** / Hawaiian Wedding Song** / Can’t Help Falling In Love** / Closing Vamp (incomplete)** / Opening Vamp*** / CC Rider*** / I Got A Woman – Amen*** / Love Me*** / If You Love Me (Let Me Know)*** / It’s Midnight*** / Big Boss Man*** / Fever*** / All Shook Up*** / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)*** / Hound Dog*** / An American Trilogy*** / Introduction of Dean Nichopoulos*** / Suspicious Minds***.

CD9 – Second part of August 30th* 1974 Midnight show & first part of September 2nd** 1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra* / Monologue (about karate)* / If You Talk In Your Sleep* / Dialogue (about karate)* / Introduction of Kang Rhee* / Help Me* / Let Me Be There (with reprise)* / How Great Thou Art (with reprise)* / Hawaiian Wedding Song* / You Gave Me A Mountain* / Can’t Help Falling In Love* / Closing Vamp (incomplete)* / Microphone Dialogue** / I Got a Woman – Amen** / Dialogue (about karate)** / Until It’s Time For You To Go** / If You Love Me (Let Me Know)** / It’s Midnight** / Big Boss Man** / You Gave Me a Mountain**.

CD10 – Second part of September 2nd 1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV: Dialogue (about Priscilla) / Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) / Hound Dog / An American Trilogy / It’s Now Or Never #1 / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Guitar Solo (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) / I Couldn’t Live Without You (Voice) / Bringing It Back (Voice) / Aubrey (with Voice) / Introduction of Vikki Carr and Bill Cosby / It’s Now Or Never #2 / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Monologue (about drug rumours) / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Dialogue (about jewelry) / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

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Elvis Army Days Revisited – Part One & Two

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

ArmyCDs

These two CDs contains all German A&B sides of Elvis singles released during his time that he was in the Army, all known recordings of interviews and press conferences from March 1958 to March 1960, newsreels and more.

They including some previously unreleased material. You can hear these historic recordings in the best possible sound all together for the first time ever on These two discs, each with a fantastic 12-pages booklet
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Expect to hear single versions (including the original You’re A Heartbreaker – faster and with more reverb), the unedited, longer version of Elvis swearing in to the US Army, the unedited part of the Brooklyn press conference (Elvis’ interruptions were edited for the Elvis Sails EP), every known recording of interviews and press conferences in Germany and one from Paris.

Tracklistings…

Elvis Army Days Revisited – Part One

The German Singles – April 1958 to February 1960: Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha Think It’s Time / Hard Headed Woman / Don’t Ask Me Why / Dixieland Rock / Lover Doll / King Creole / One Night / I Got Stung / Young And Beautiful. The Army Days – Elvis Word For Word – March 1958 to June 1959: Newsreel ‘GI Elvis Presley Loses Sideburns For “New Role”’ / Newsreel ‘Elvis Enters The Army’ / ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (24/3/58), Memphis Draft Board, Memphis, Tennessee / Interview by Jim Kell (24/3/58), Fort Chaffee Barracks, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas / Newsreel ‘Elvis Off To Germany’ / Press Conference excerpt #1 (22/9/58), Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York / Press Conference excerpt #2 (22/9/58), Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York / Press Conference excerpt #3 (22/9/58), Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York / Interview by Pat Hernon (22/9/58), Library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York / Ankunft in Bremerhaven (1/10/58), Bremerhaven, Germany / Press Conference excerpt #1 (2/10/58), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Press Conference excerpt #2 (10-02-58), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Interview by Dick Clark (30/1/59), telephone call from USA to Friedberg, Germany / Interview by Hannelore Krab (15/6/59), Bayrischer Hof Hotel, Munich, Germany / Interview by Mario Delagarde (17/6/59), Prince De Galles Hotel, Avenue de George V, Paris, France / Promo for KPOY Radio in Hawaii (6/59) / Interview by Tom Moffatt (6/59), telephone call from Hawaii ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ to Germany. Bonus tracks: ‘Swearing In’ to the US Army (24/3/58), edited – As released on the album ‘This Is Elvis’ / Press Conference excerpt #3 (22/9/58), edited – As released on the ‘Elvis Sails’ EP

Elvis Army Days Revisited – Part Two

The German Singles – March 1959 to March 1960: (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight / That’s All Right / You’re A Heartbreaker / A Big Hunk O’ Love / My Wish Came True / White Christmas / Silent Night / Stuck On You / Fame And Fortune. The Army Days – Elvis Word For Word – June 1958 to March 1960: Interview by Don Owens (7/6/59), telephone call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany / Interview by Dick Clark (8/59), telephone call from USA to Bad Nauheim, Germany / Interview by Wink Martindale (9/58), Dance Party KHJ TV telephone call to Friedberg, Germany / Interview by German Interviewer (59), library of the USS Randall, Brooklyn, New York / Interview by Dick Clark (8/1/60), telephone call from USA to Friedberg, Germany / Newsreel ‘Elvis Quits US Army / Press conference excerpt (3/3/60), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Newsreel ‘US53310761’ / Press conference excerpt (1/3/60), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Press conference excerpt #2 (1/3/60), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Inteview (Interviewer unknown) (1/3/60), Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Interview by Johnny Paris (01/3/60), ‘AFN Interview’ Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany / Press conference excerpt (3/3/60), Fort Dix, New Jersey / Press conference excerpts (3/3/60), Fort Dix, New Jersey / Press Conference (7/3/60), Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

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