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Unedited Masters – Life

Monday, September 3rd, 2018


After a short break Venus Productions continues their very successful series ‘Unedited Masters’ once again with unreleased, unedited and alternate tracks.

All tracks here are digitally transferred from the ORIGINAL studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you’re ever gonna get. Highlight are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of Life.

Get ready for some great surprises!…

Mary In The Morning* (Alternate mix – Take 4) / I Really Don’t Want To Know* (Alternate mix – Take 4) / I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water** (Complete master, overdubbed – Take 1) / Life* (Unreleased – Take 17) / Twenty Day And Twenty Nights (Takes 6, 7* and 8) / Stranger In The Crowd (Takes 1 & 7*) / Funny How Time Slips Away* (Alternate mix – Take 1) / Little Cabin On The Hill* (Longer and from better source – Take 1) / Rags To Riches (From better source – Take 2) / Just Pretend (From better source – Takes 1 & 2) / The Sound Of Your Cry (From better source – Takes 4, 5 & 6) / I’ll Never Know (From better source – Take 4) / Tomorrow Never Comes (From better source – Master) / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (From better source – Take 2) / Life* (Masturbation version – Takes 18 & 19) / Power Of My Love* (Master with no overdubs – Take 7) / My Little Friend* (Vocal overdub from January 16th) / True Love Travels On A Gravel Road* (Master – Different mix – Take 11) Power Of My Love (Master – Alternate mix (Master)

* = Unreleased

** = Officially unreleased

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Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro

Monday, June 18th, 2018


Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert at the Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ‘Elvis On Tour – Deluxe Edition’, but this release blows that set right out of the water!

You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used so far as a source for this show. On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy), and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo as “Greensboro Revolution”.

The recording, obtained by Victrola, was mixed down from the original 8 and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far.

The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin’ unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait! Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy… And you are right there!

Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That’s how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed, stunning, stereo sound.

As a bonus, we’ve added an extra disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ”Funny How Time Slips Away” from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren’t a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world, but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can!

We do understand some people will be skeptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is. This is the real deal, folks… And one project that we’re damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

It’s presented in a deluxe double-digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet.

We are proud to announce too, that ”Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro” will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare photographs.

The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2018, so stay tuned!


CD 1: Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / Proud Mary / Never Been To Spain / You Gave Me A Mountain / Until It’s Time For You To Go / Polk Salad Annie / Love Me / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / Heartbreak Hotel / A Big Hunk O’ Love / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / Love Me Tender / Band Introductions / For The Good Times / An American Trilogy / Burning Love / Release Me / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

CD 2: Johnny B. Goode (takes 1 – 3) / Always On My Mind (rehearsal, with extra dialogue) / Separate Ways (takes 1 & 2, with extra dialogue) / Time Has Made A Change In Me (JD Sumner & The Stamps) / I Should Have Been Crucified (JD Sumner & The Stamps) / I John / Bosom Of Abraham – You Better Run / Lead Me, Guide Me / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Nearer My God To Thee / Sweet, Sweet Spirit (rehearsal, JD Sumner & The Stamps) / When It’s My Time (Bill Baize & The Stamps) / All Shook Up (April 9th 1972) / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel (April 9th 1972) / Are You Lonesome Tonight (April 9th 1972) / I Can’t Stop Loving You (April 9th 1972) / How Great Thou Art (April 9th 1972)

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