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The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collections Vols 1 & 2

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

BootlegCollection

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Volume 1

A sublime 6xCD box set with six classic Elvis bootleg albums.

These were the albums in the late 1970s and 1980s that fans were longing for, because they offered much better (and much rarer) material than Elvis’ own record company did in those days.

This stunning boxset contains miniature albums of the original releases, and includes all the original album tracks digitally remastered. Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis’ official record company.

The six classic albums are…

In My Way

Memphis Tennessee

The Jailhouse Rock Sessions

Long Lost Songs

A Dog’s Life

Radio Recorders Revisited

The original album packaging has been painstakingly restored and the tracks have all been digitally remastered. This limited edition set comes with a very insightful 12-page booklet

Tracklistings…

IN MY WAY

I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – Take 1 & 6

Lonely Man – Takes 2 & 3

In My Way – Takes 5, 6, 2

Wild In The Country – Takes 2 & 11

Forget Me Never – Takes 2 & 3

I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – Takes 12 & 13

Hawaiian Sunset – Take 1

No More – Takes 4 & 9

Island Of Love – Takes 1, 2, 3 & 8

Moonlight Swim – Take 3

Almost Always True – Takes 2 & 6

Can’t Help Falling In Live – Takes 1-5

LONG LOST SONGS

Just Pretend – December 10th 1975 Ms

It’s A Matter Of Time – August 25th 1973

Tiger Man – August 1975

Down In The Alley – August 19th 1974

Such A Night – December 12th 1976

Loving You – August 1975

Crying In The Chapel / Rip It Up – December 11th 1976

Roses Are Red / I’ll Be There / You’re The Reason I’m Living – March 22nd 1975 M/S

Crying Time – August 12th 1973

San Antonio Rose – 1970

Where No One Stands Alone – February 16th 1977

God Calls Me Home – (original Title “until Then”) – December 11th 1976

Bathroom Conversation – August 19th 1975 12.00am

Blue Suede Shoes – August 19th 1975 12.00am

Young And Beautiful – August 19th 1975 12.00am

Are You Lonesome Tonight – August 19th 1975 12.00am

If You Love Me Let Me Know – August 19th 1975 12.00am

Folsom Prison Blues – August 14th 1970

I Walk The Line – August 14th 1970

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

Western Union – Mono Master

Ask Me – Take 6 Unused Alternate Master

Plantation Rock – Mono Master

Memphis Tennessee – Edit 1963 Mono Master Jungle Version

Have A Happy – Mono Master

Let Us Pray – Rejected Backup Vocal Overdub

Change Of Habit – Mono Master

Ask Me – Take 2

Girl Happy – Take 13 & Insert #1 Take 5

Beach Shack – Mono Master

I’ve Got To Find My Baby – Take 1 Mono Movie Version

Brand New Day On The Horizon – Undubbed Movie Version

Roustabout – Take 12

JAILHOUSE ROCK

Don’t Leave Me Now – RCA Alternate Master

Treat Me Nice – Movie Version Composite

Young And Beautiful – Spliced Mono Master

Jailhouse Rock – Composite Master

Baby I Don’t Care – Movie Version

I Want To Be Free – RCA Alternate Master

Don’t Leave Me Now – RCA Alternate Master

Young And Beautiful – Spliced Master (take 18 & 12)

Jailhouse Rock – RCA Alternate Master

Old Shep – Master

I Beg Of You – Alternate Master

Your Cheatin Heart – Alternate Master

RADIO RECORDERS REVISITED

King Of The Whole Wide World – Take 1

King Of The Whole Wide World – Take 2

King Of The Whole Wide World – Take 3

Riding The Rainbow – Take 1

I Got Lucky – Take 2

I Got Lucky – Take 3

I Got Lucky – Take 1

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 6

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 10

This Is Living – Take 1

This Is Living – Take 2

Whistling Tune – Take 1

King Of The Whole Wide World – Take 17

King Of The Whole Wide World – Take 29

This Is Living – Take 7

This Is Living – Take 8

I Got Lucky – Mx5 Take 1

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 15

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 20

Riding The Rainbow – Take Mx4 2

Riding The Rainbow – Take 8

A DOG’S LIFE

A Dog’s Life – Take 8

Rock A Hula Baby – Take 1,2,3

It’s Over – January 12 1973

There Goes My Everything – Undubbed Master

Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 4

My Way – January 12 1973

Ridin’ The Rainbow – Take 3 & 4

If I Were You – Undubbed Master

American Trilogy – January 12 1973

Hawaii USA – (actual title is ‘Paradise Hawaiian Style’) Take 4

Scratch My Back – Take 1

Can’t Help Falling In Love – January 12th 1973

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Volume 2

Another 6xCD boxset with 6 classic Elvis bootleg albums. Again there is a complete mixture from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. This way all will be served! There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset.

Just like the first volume, there are some true gems (or rough cut diamonds) to be found on this set And above all else, it will bring back beautiful memories!

The six classic albums are…

Elvis’ Witchcraft Album

Rough Cut Diamonds

Plantation Rock

Elvis On Tour

The King Goes Wild

Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do!

Tracklistings…

ELVIS’ WITCHCRAFT ALBUM

Witchcraft

Never Ending

What Now, What Next, Where To

(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway

Echoes Of Love

Please Don’t Drag That String Around

Ask Me – Take 2

(You’re The) Devil In Disguise

Western Union

Love Me Tonight

Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

Slowly But Surely

Blue River

Memphis Tennessee – Edited Take 2

ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS

I’ll Never Know – Undubbed Master

Just Pretend – Undubbed Master

Life – Undubbed Master

When I’m Over You – Backup Vocals Overdub Master

Make The World Go Away – Undubbed Master

Funny How Time Slips Away – Backup Vocals Overdub Master

This Is Our Dance – Undubbed Master

I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water

Snowbird – Harmony Vocal Overdubbed Master

Stranger In The Crowd – Undubbed Master

Patch It Up – Undubbed Master

It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – Undubbed Master

Cindy, Cindy – Brass & Strings Overdub Master

Where Did They Go, Lord? – Undubbed Master

PLANTATION ROCK

Plantation Rock – Extended Version

I’ll Remember You – January 12th 1973

Hawaiian Sunset – Take 2

No More – Take 1

Ku-U-I-Po – Take 1

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Takes 7, 8, 9

Sylvia – Undubbed Master

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – January 12th 1973

Slicin’ Sand – Takes 15 -17

Only Believe – Undubbed Master

Steppin’ Out Of Line – Takes 4, 5 & 15

Something – January 12th 1973

ELVIS ON TOUR

Dialogue/Johnny B Goode

Dialogue

See See Rider

Polk Salad Annie

Separate Ways

Proud Mary

Never Been To Spain

Burning Love

You Gave Me A Mountain

Gospel Medley : Lighthouse / Lead Me, Guide Me / Rock My Soul

Love Me Tender

I John

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Funny How Time Slips Away

American Trilogy

Interview / I Got A Woman

A Big Hunk O’love

Lawdy Miss Clawdy

(All Tracks Are The Original Soundtrack Versions)

THE KING GOES WILD

September 9th 1956:

Don’t Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Ready Teddy

Hound Dog

October 28th 1956:

Don’t Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Love Me

Hound Dog

January 6th 1957:

Hound Dog

Love Me Tender

Heartbreak Hotel

Don’t Be Cruel

Too Much

When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

Peace In The Valley

GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO

Young & Beautiful – Movie Version

I Wanna Be Free – Movie Version

Young & Beautiful – Movie Version

Don’t Leave Me Now – Movie Version

Treat Me Nice – Movie Version

Jailhouse Rock – Movie Version

Baby I Don’t Care – Movie Version

Young & Beautiful – Movie Version

Dick Clark Interview

Loving You (Fast Version) – Movie Version

Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do – Movie Version

Party – Movie Version

Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do / Hot Dog – Movie Version

Lonesome Cowboy – Movie Version

Hot Dog – Movie Version

Mean Woman Blues – Movie wVersion

Teddy Bear – Movie Version

Loving You – Movie Version

Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do – Movie Version

Vancouver Live Excerpts

Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One / I Got A Woman / That’s When Your Heartaches Begin

Note: the above tracklisting is the actual tracklisting as it appeared on the vinyl records, sleeve information was often misleading , incomplete or incorrect.

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Three Straight Arrow Releases

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

SR

Kentucky Rain

This new release contains the Sunday, February 22nd 1970 Midnight Show at the Las Vegas International Hotel, a previously unreleased concert taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape.

This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far, although in 2007 it was supposedly released on a CD entitled Rock In Black, but it was wrongly dated and in fact, it was the February 23rd 1970 Dinner Show.

The February 22nd Midnight Show recording is slightly incomplete, missing the last song, Can’t Help Falling In Love, so Straight Arrow have included this song, in the same good sound, taken from the February 20th 1970 Dinner Show. It makes the concert sound more complete for your listening pleasure.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas in February 1970 along with a press review.

Tracklisting…

Opening Vamp / All Shook Up / I Got A Woman / Long Tall Sally / Don’t Cry Daddy / Hound Dog / Monologue / Love Me Tender (with false start) / Kentucky Rain / Let It Be Me / I Can’t Stop Loving You / Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start only) / CC Rider / Sweet Caroline / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Suspicious Minds / Introduction of Roy Orbison / Can’t Help Falling In Love (taken from the February 20th 1970 D/S)

Like A Greek God

A 2xCD set featuring the September 4th 1970 M/S and the September 7th C/S shows from the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

The September 4th 1970 Midnight Show is a previously unreleased concert, taken from an original audience recorded tape.

The September 7th 1970 Closing Show was released by the SR label in 2008 in very poor, muffled sound, taken from a degraded x-generation copy (entitled September Nights). Once again Straight Arrow have used an original master tape and restored it to crisp, clear perfection. Elvis’ crazy Closing Night performance never sounded better!

Both concerts presented on this release were recorded by same person. This release is presented in a deluxe 8 panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas in August 1970 and also features a press review.

Tracklistings…

CD1 (September 4th 1970 M/S): Orchestra Intro (ending only) / Opening Vamp / That’s All Right/ I Got A Woman – Amen / Monologue – La Bamba (one line) – I Walk The Line (one line) / Love Me Tender (with false start) / I’ve Lost You/ I Just Can’t Help Believin’ / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ / Polk Salad Annie / Crying Time (one verse) / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Johnny B. Goode / Introductions cont’d & playing with laughing box / Introduction of Trini Lopez, Paul Anka – My Way (one line) / The Wonder Of You / Heartbreak Hotel (false starts only) / One Night (with false start) / Blue Suede Shoes / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD2 (September 7th 1970 C/S): Orchestra Intro / Opening Vamp / That’s All Right / I Got A Woman – Amen / Monologue – I Walk The Line (one line) / Love Me Tender (false start only) / I’ve Lost You / I Just Can’t Help Believin’ / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra – Bob Dylan impersonations / Introduction of Shirley Bassey, actor James Shigeta (‘Paradise Hawaiian Style’) / Introduction of Colonel Tom Parker, Vernon Presley, Priscilla Presley / Heartbreak Hotel (only 4 funny false starts) / Blue Suede Shoes – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Blue Suede Shoes / Introduction of sound engineer Bill Porter, Felton Jarvis, light man / All Shook Up (with false start) / Hound Dog (with 2 false starts) / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Can’t Help Falling In Love (with 2 false starts) / Closing Vamp

Strike Like Lightning!

On the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ fantastic comeback in 1969, Straight Arrow are now able to release a tape that captures the electricity of that event. Until now, they had not released any 1969 live shows, simply because most live tapes from that year are in poor quality. Imagine their excitement when they got hold of a good sounding tape of a sensational gig from that magical year!

The August 8th 1969 M/S is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a newly found audience recorded mastertape. This concert was never available in good sound quality so far, although there was a CD-R with a so-called August 5th 1969 M/S in circulation, which is the same concert, taken from an xxx-generation copy, but wrongly dated and in far inferior audio quality. Original cassette paperwork proves that this concert is definitely the August 8th 1969 M/S!

As a small bonus, they have decided to add 4 tracks, recorded during the August 27th 1969 D/S. Two of these tracks were released by the Victrola label on their conceptual 3xCD album Flesh Blood And Bone, but these were never before available in decent sound quality, before now.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas in August 1969. Most of the photos were taken by Ann Moses, editor of Tiger Beat magazine. Dig the psychedelic, period perfect artwork!

As for the concert itself… Wow, just wow! Elvis is groovy, sexy, earthy, charismatic, funny… And singing with real fire in his belly, never really heard again after this. Pure greatness!

It’s a Straight Arrow release, so you know what to expect. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure.

Tracklisting…

Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / All Shook Up / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock – Don’t Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / Memories / Mystery Train – Tiger Man / Monologue (Life Story) / Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Runaway / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Yesterday – Hey Jude / Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Introductions of Darlene Love & Bill Medley / In The Ghetto / Suspicious Minds / What’d I Say / Can’t Help Falling In Love. Bonus tracks from the August 27th 1969 Dinner Show: 22. It’s Now Or Never (partial) / Loving You / One Night / Love Me

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