What is a soundboard recording?
These are "live" concerts recorded with professional equipment. During a concert the signal from the instruments usually channels through the central mixing station, or soundboard, before going to the PA system. A soundboard recording is a recording that takes place at ...the soundboard. These recordings are high quality and usually the best there is.
THE BEST OF BRITISH - THE RCA YEARS 1959 - 1960 (BOOK + CD)
This is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960 and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared ELVIS IS BACK before the movie G.I. Blues changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Read about the management strategy to keep Elvis'name in the public eye whilst he was away, which not only succeeded in retaining his image of more than just a singer, but as the pulse at the heart of a generation. With its wealth of invaluable information, this book includes:
'Every known photograph and press cutting of Elvis in Scotland, his only time on British soil!
'Photographs from the pivotal meeting with Hal Wallis in a German restaurant where Elvis'future movie career was mapped out!
'The New York Elvis songwriter who was thrown into the East River by mobsters and the British composer who appeared on a 10 pound bank note!
This book includes a 30 track CD featuring many performances officially released for the first time. Hear Elvis personally introduce his British chart toppers during this two year period along with other classic tracks, rare movie versions and audio movie promotions. Add to that, exciting songwriter demos as Elvis first heard them and you will own a unique CD to treasure
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UK CHART TOPPING SINGLES
I Got Stung; One Night; A Fool Such As I; I Need Your Love Tonight; It's Now Or Never;Are You Lonesome Tonight?
MORE OF ELVIS'INTRODUCTIONS
My Wish Came True; A Big Hunk O'Love;It Feels So Right;Soldier Boy;I Will Be Home Again ; Like a Baby; Such A Night;Fame And Fortune;Doin'The Best I Can
MAGICAL MOVIE MEMORIES
G.I. BLUES - (Short) Movie Trailer;Pocketful Of Rainbows (Duet with Juliet Prowse'; What's She Really Like (Shower song); Tonight's All Right For Love (German single version);G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 1; Frankfort Special (Train version); G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 2; Wooden Heart (Puppet show version); G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 3 ;Shoppin'Around (Live nightclub version); G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 4 ; Big Boots - (Slow 2nd Version - Take 6); G.I. Blues - (Long) Movie TraileR
SONGWRITER DEMO RECORDINGS
Pocketful Of Rainbows - Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove;; I Gotta Know - Vocal: Paul Evans
KING CREOLE (2 CD SET)
This 2-CD 7" set with booklet features the songs from the original LP plus many outtakes, etc
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DISC ONE - THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
Your Cheatin' Heart; Summer King Creole; As Long As I Have You; Hard Headed Woman; Trouble; Dixieland Rock
Don't Ask Me Why; Lover Doll; Crawfish; Young Dreams; Steadfast, Loyal And True; New Orleans
THORNE NOGAR LIVE MONO MIXES
Hard Headed Woman (take 10 - master); Trouble (take 5 - master); New Orleans (take 5 - master); King Creole (first version - take 3); King Creole (first version - take 18); Crawfish (take 7 - unedited master); Dixieland Rock (take 14 - master); Lover Doll (take 7 - unedited/undubbed master); Don't Ask Me Why (take 12 - master); As Long As I Have You (take 10 - master); Muskrat Ramble (instrumental); Steadfast, Loyal And True (first version - take 6); As Long As I Have You (short version - take 4);As Long As I Have You (long version - take 8);King Creole (revised version - take 13 - master);Young Dreams (take 8 - master);King Creole (main title - instrumental - take 8 - master)
RECORDED AT PARAMOUNT
Steadfast, Loyal And True (undubbed record master);Steadfast, Loyal And True (movie version)
DEMOS & ACETATES (NOT FEATURING ELVIS ON VOCALS)
King Creole;Trouble; Dirty, Dirty Feeling;New Orleans; Hard Headed Woman; Dixieland Rock; Crawfish; As Long As I Have You; Danny;Don't Ask Me Why;Lover Doll; Young Dreams; Steadfast, Loyal And True;Turtles, Berries, Gumbo; Banana