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Behind Closed Doors (Boxset)

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

After the success of The Alternate Moody Blue and The Alternate Today boxsets, Hepcat records is releasing Behind Closed Doors in it’s newly launched special products series.

Behind Closed Doors has always been a fan favorite, the beautiful LP boxset issued by the AUDIFÖN label in 1979 was a groundbreaking release. Most material was unreleased and the quality was pretty good.

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Hepcat started this project after locating some of the original acetates and a (partly usable) tape used to create the original LP masters.  After a short investigation they realised that this set deserved a proper re-release, especially with the acetates and tape in hand. Obviously during the years a lot of material was issued officially in the best quality but also some of the tracks are not yet available on other releases or in the form that was presented on the original boxset (besides a terrible sounding CD release in the ’90s). For example, takes 8 and 19 of Steppin’ Out Of Line, which were only released as a spliced version.

On this set you will find the proper versions, in awesome quality. The outtakes of the tag for Drums Of The Island are another example of beautiful quality on this set. Same counts for Wild In The Country and takes 1 and 3 of Beach Boy Blues etc. This set offers too much to mention and will sure bring back some memories.

Also, for the ’70s lovers, there is a great deal to enjoy on this set, for example the Suspicious Minds spliced live version and Polk Salad Annie from February 16th 1970 are presented here in a quality as never before. Also the extended version of Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right is in a quality you will certainly enjoy. The undubbed master of It’s Your Baby, You Rock It was believed to be skipping on the original LP, actually it was a badly edited version as it appeared on the tape. A better source wasn’t available at the time and still isn’t today. The producers of this new set decided to include the edited version just the way it was presented on the tape and original LP boxset. It’s still way better then the second acetate source, which is also presented as a bonus track. Die hard vinyl spinners might even be able to sing along with the edited version!

All tracks are digitally remastered and speed corrected where necesarry.

Now, for the first time this legendary LP boxset is re-released in this beautiful 10 inch size. It Contains two CDs, a 10 inch record and a bonus 45rpm record containing Gentle On My Mind (vocal repaired undubbed master) and Tomorrow Never Comes (take 11).

Only available in red vinyl.

Tracklistings…

10 inch vinyl

Side A: Lonely Man (Solo Take 1) / In My Way (Take 1) / Moonlight Swim (Take 2) / King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 31) / Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 7) / I Got Lucky (MX5 Take 2).

Side B: Faded Love (Alternate Master Take 3) / Don’t Cry Daddy (Live, February 17th 1970 midnight show) / Kentucky Rain (Live, February 17th 1970 midnight show) / Funny How Time Slips Away (Unedited Undubbed Master).

CDs

Disc One: Lonely Man (Solo Take 1) / I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Takes 14 & 15) / I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 16) / Wild I The Country (Take 1) / Wild In The Country (Takes 15 & 16) / In My Way (Take 1) / Forget Me Never (Takes 1 & 2) / Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 1) / Island Of Love (Takes 5, 7 & 8) / Steppin’ Out Of Line (Take 19) / Steppin’ Out Of Line (Take 8) / Almost Always True (Takes 4 & 5) / Moonlight Swim (take 1) / Moonlight Swim (Take 2) / Can’t Help Falling In Love (Takes 20, 22 & 24) / Beach Boy Blues (Takes 1 & 3 Mono) / King Of The Whole Wide World (Take 31) / This Is Living (Take 3) / Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 7) / I Got Lucky (MX5 Take 2) / A Whistling Tune (Takes 3-7) / Drums Of The Island (A1V Takes 1-3) / Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Movie Version Undubbed Master Take 10) / Almost (Movie Version Undubbed Master Take 31) / Signs Of The Zodiac (Master Take 9) / The Whiffenpoof Song / Violet.

Disc Two: Gentle On My Mind (Master) / Faded Love (Alternate Master Take 3 / I Got A Woman (Live, August 26th 1969 dinner show) / Suspicious Minds (Spliced Live Version – August 22nd 1969 and unknown live version) / Don’t Cry Daddy (February 17th 1970 midnight show) / Kentucky Rain (February 17th 1970 midnight show) / Polk Salad Annie (February 16th 1970 midnight show) / It’s Your Baby, You Rock It (Undubbed Master Take 15 – LP Version) / Tomorrow Never Comes (Composite Master) / Funny How Time Slips Away (Unedited Undubbed Master) / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Duet with Ginger Holladay – Take 12) / Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Extended Version). Bonus Tracks: Island Of Love (Takes 7 & 8 Stereo) / Beach Boy Blues (Take 3 Stereo) / Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Full Version – May 16th/17th 1971) / It’s Your Baby, You Rock It (Undubbed Master Take 5).

45rpm

Side A: Gentle On My Mind (Vocal Repaired Undubbed Master)

Side B: Tomorrow Never Comes (Take 11)

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Elvis On Tour Boxset

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

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Amiga International releases a long awaited limited edition boxset featuring 9xCDs, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary Elvis On Tour. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5th 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.

The 13 inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with rare and unpublished photographs and related memorabilia.

When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that Amiga  International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected documentary.

The audio / visual experience is undeniably the quintessential overview of the making and scrutiny of this extraordinary glimpse of Elvis as master of his art.

This highly anticipated boxset will be released on December 28th.

CD1

The Mock Up Studio Session
RCA´s Studio C, Hollywood, California. March 30th 1972

01  Burning Love (take 1) / Here We Go Again (one liner) 
02  Burning Love (take 2)
03  Burning Love (take 3) / The Lord´s Prayer (one liner) 
04  Sweet Sweet Spirit (one liner) 
05  For The Good Times (rehearsal) 
06  For The Good Times (take 1) 
07  For The Good Times (rehearsal) 
08  For The Good Times (take 2)
09  For The Good Times (take 3, false start) 
10  For The Good Times (take 4) 
11  Anytime (one liner /dialogue) 
12  For The Good Times (take 5) 
13  For The Good Times (take 6) 
14  For The Good Times (take 7) 
15  Dialogue / El Paso (one liner) 
16  Johnny B. Goode (take 1, false start)
17  Johnny B. Goode (take 2, false start)
18  Oh, How I Love Jesus (one liner)
19  Johnny B. Goode (take 3)
20  A Big Hunk O´ Love (false start / dialogue) 
21  Always On My Mind (rehearsal) 
22  Always On My Mind (take 1) 
23  Always On My Mind (take 2) 
24  Separate Ways (take 1)
25  Separate Ways (take 2) 

CD2

Rehearsal at RCA´s Studio C
Hollywood, California. March 31st 1972. Part 1

01  Proud Mary 
02  Never Been To Spain 
03  You Gave Me A Mountain (2 false starts) 
04  Until It´s Time For You To Go 
05  Polk Salad Annie
06  Love Me 
07  All Shook Up
08  Heartbreak Hotel 
09  Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel
10  Hound Dog 
11  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  (2 false starts)
12  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 
13  A Big Hunk O´ Love 
14  A Big Hunk O´ Love 
15  CC Rider 
16  For The Good Times 
17  For The Good Times (2 false starts) 
18  For The Good Times 
19  Studio Rehearsals 
20  Funny How Time Slips Away (2 false starts) 
21  Funny How Time Slips Away 
22  Burning Love 

CD 3

Rehearsal at RCA´s Studio C, 
Hollywood, California. March 31st 1972. Part 2

01  Burning Love 
02  Help Me Make It through The Night 
03  Can´t Help Falling In Love 
04  Young And Beautiful (rehearsal) 
05  Young And Beautiful 
06  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
07  Release Me 
08  I´m Leavin´ (partial), Studio Talk
09  CC Rider 
10  Proud Mary 
11  Never Been To Spain 
12  The Lighthouse
13  When it´s My Time 
14  I, John 
15  Bosom Of Abraham 
16  You Better Run (with false start) 
17  Lead Me, Guide Me
18  Sweet Sweet Spirit 
19  Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone (partial) 
20  Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee 

CD 4

Rehearsal in Buffalo, NY
“The Rendezvous“ at the Hilton Statler Hotel, April 5th 1972

01  Studio Talk 
02  Burning Love (Instrumental) 
03  Burning Love 
04  Studio Talk 
05  Burning Love (incl. false start)
06  Cattle Call 
07  For The Good Times
08  Somewhere Over The Rainbow (one liner)
09  CC Rider 
10  Studio Talk 
11  Never Been To Spain (partial)
12  You Gave Me A Mountain 
13  I´ll Remember You (rehearsal) 
14  Until It´s Time For You To Go 
15 Polk Salad Annie 
16  Love Me (one liner) 
17  Hound Dog 
18  Bridge Over Troubled Water
19  A Big Hunk O´ Love  
20  I Can´t Stop Loving You (incl. 2 false starts) 
21  American Trilogy 
22  Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
23  The Lighthouse 
24  I John
25  I Need Your Lovin´ Everyday

Tracks 17, 18 & 19 previously unreleased

CD 5 

Hampton Roads, Virginia (April 9th 1972, Hampton Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02  CC Rider
03  Until It’s Time For You To Go 
04  Polk Salad Annie 
05  Love Me 
06  All Shook Up 
07  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 
08  Are You Lonesome Tonight? 
09  I Can’t Stop Loving You 
10  Hound Dog 
11  Bridge Over Troubled Water 
12  Suspicious Minds 
13  For The Good Times 
14  Introductions by Elvis 
15  An American Trilogy 
16  Love Me Tender
17  A Big Hunk O’Love 
18  How Great Thou Art 
19  Sweet, Sweet Spirit ( JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) 
20  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
21  Can’t Help Falling In Love 
22  Closing Vamp 

Bonus songs: 
I Got A Woman – Amen 
You Gave Me A Mountain

CD 6

Richmond, Virginia (April 10th 1972, Richmond Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02  CC Rider 
03  Proud Mary 
04  Never Been To Spain 
05  You Gave Me A Mountain 
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go 
07  Polk Salad Annie 
08  Love Me 
09  All Shook Up 
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 
11  Heartbreak Hotel 
12  Hound Dog 
13  Bridge Over Troubled Water 
14  Love Me Tender
15  It’s Over 
16  Suspicious Minds 
17  Introductions by Elvis 
18  For The Good Times 
19  I Can’t Stop Loving You
20  An American Trilogy
21  Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete) 
22  Funny How Time Slips Away 
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love 
24  Closing Vamp

CD 7
Greensboro, North Carolina (April 14th 1972, Greensboro Coliseum, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra
02  CC Rider 0
03  Proud Mary 
04  Never Been To Spain 
05  You Gave Me A Mountain
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go
07  Polk Salad Annie
08  Love Me 
09  All Shook Up
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 
11  Hound Dog
12  Heartbreak Hotel 
13  A Big Hunk O’Love 
14  Bridge Over Troubled Water 
15  Suspicious Minds 
16  Love Me Tender
17  Introductions by Elvis 
18  For The Good Times 
19  An American Trilogy 
20  Burning Love (Live Debut) 
21  Release Me (And Let me Love Again) 
22  Funny How Time Slips Away 
23  Can’t Help Falling In Love 
24  Closing Vamp

CD 8
San Antonio, Texas (April 18, 1972, Convention Center Arena, Evening Show)

01  Also Sprach Zarathustra 
02  CC Rider 
03  Proud Mary 
04  Never Been To Spain
05  You Gave Me A Mountain
06  Until It’s Time For You To Go 
07  Polk Salad Annie 
08  Love Me 
09  All Shook Up 
10  Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 
11  Heartbreak Hotel 
12  Hound Dog 
13  How Great Thou Art 
14  I Can’t Stop Loving You 
15  Love Me Tender 
16  Suspicious Minds 
17  Introductions by Elvis 
18  For The Good Times
19  Burning Love 
20  An American Trilogy 
21  Funny How Time Slips Away
22  Can’t Help Falling In Love 
23  Closing Vamp

CD 9 (Bonus CD)

Interviews recorded for the movie Elvis On Tour.) 11:10

01  Interview with Elvis #1 (March 31st 1972 – Hollywood, CA.)  
02  Interview with Vernon (March 31st 1972)  
03  Interview with George Klein (March 31st 1972)   
04  Interview with Elvis #2 (Date unknown) 

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