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I’m Evil

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Imevil

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis legendary comeback special. Since the performances cannot be beaten, the best thing for us to do would be to present them in the same way as they were recorded… but since that has been done over and over (and over and over) CMT is proud to present this STAR production, which is the best release containing the 1968 recordings… in 50 years!

Much time and effort went into this release, some live tracks have been ‘spliced’ from different shows, some studio tracks have been re-created and sound breathtaking!
The live tracks are blended very cool, so you get the feeling you are listening to a complete show. Probably THE highlight is the ‘complete’ version of Trouble/Guitar Man, cool edits make this work very well and makes the track even more ‘Evil’.

Some tracks have been shortened to make it a different listening experience. That’s All Right, for example, is presented just like the original 1954 version, with no repeating versus and chorus. Let Yourself Go has been spliced with the instrumental version and sounds very different. The gospel segment has been re-created from scratch containing clever splices to make it sound just like the original version, only different. Blue Suede Shoes (stand up) has been re-edited and kicks some serious a**. Throw in some more spliced takes, a rare rehearsal version of Blue Moon Of Kentucky (spliced) and some cool live edits, turn up to volume and enjoy this excellent release.

Presented in a six panel digipack and limited to 500 copies, this one will be gone soon!

Tracklisting…

Blue Moon of Kentucky – Rehearsal / Band Warming Up / Trouble-Guitar Man – Alternate Extended Master / That’s All Right – Spliced version / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up / Jailhouse Rock / Don’t Be Cruel / Blue Suede Shoes – Alternate Master / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again – Spliced version / Trying To Get To You / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / Can’t Help Falling in Love / It Hurts Me Section 4 part 1, take 1 – Section 1 take 1 / If I Can Dream – take 1 / Let Yourself Go – Alternate Master  / Nothingville – Evil – Section 1  take 1  / Guitar Man – Evil – Section 1, take 10 / Big Boss Man – Escape – Section 3 take 1 / Guitar Man – Section 2, take 1 / Little Egypt – Section 2 , take 1 / Baby What Do You Want Me To Do / Tiger Man / Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Alternate Master / One Night / Love Me Tender / Love Me / Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – take 1 / Where Could I Go But To The Lord – take 1 / Up Above My Head – spliced take 4, 7 / Saved – Alternate Master / Memories – Alternate Master

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Saturday Night Fever

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

SaturdayNight

In March of 1975 Elvis gave twenty-nine performances. He opened this particular season on the 18th and the crowd at the Las Vegas Hilton saw a rejuvenated performer, as well as a rejuvenated setlist.

Elvis had just finished recording his new album Elvis Today and took some of this material with him to Las Vegas. Songs like Green, Green Grass Of Home, And I Love You So and Fairytale would be introduced, with the latter two staying on the setlist for most of those shows. Elvis also re-introduced some songs that hadn’t been sung regularly for two years, including My Boy, Burning Love and I’ll Remember You, the latter having only been sung only once the year before in Lake Tahoe.

Here on this CD you will find, for the first time, the near complete March 30th dinner show, which was previously released incompletely as Live From Las Vegas, however this was a simple copy and paste job from vinyl source, and it missed several songs (including a fantastic version of My Boy and a serious version of I’ll Remember You). The guys behind this new release were able to obtain a new source, which included the near complete show (the tape ran out near the end of Hound Dog), which was in very good sound quality.

Despite being incomplete they were able to get another tape of this show to complete this release, which was the source used for the The Live Years 3xLP set by the Astra label, back in the mid ’80s. This time from tape source and not from a needle-drop.

The sound is ambient and very good and the only song left incomplete is Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me Let Me Know / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / Love Me Tender / Burning Love / Introductions / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo – Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Electric Keyboard Solo (David Briggs) / School Days (With Reprise) / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There (With Reprise) / How Great Thou Art (With Reprise) / Hound Dog (Spliced with 2nd Source) / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2nd Source) / Can’t Help Falling In Love (2nd Source, Incomplete).

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