A Legendary Performer Volume 5

After more than twenty years, A Legendary Performer - Volume 5 will soon be issued by the Madison import label. Like the earlier editions in this series, it will contain many previously unavailable performances from every phase of Elvis' career, and include a 16 page, illustrated memory log. Every effort has been made to use the best available sources. Among Volume 5's highlights are unedited masters of "Night Life" and "Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas," plus an unreleased take of "The Climb" from the "Viva Las Vegas" sessions; live August 1969 tracks taken from reel-to-reel; undubbed acetates of "I've Got Confidence," "It's A Matter Of Time" and "Woman Without Love"; and previously unreleased concert recordings from 1975 (Las Vegas ... undated, but neither March 22 MS nor March 30 DS) and 1976 (Cincinnati, March 21). Track listing : A Legendary Performer - Volume 5 (Madison) 01 - Elvis Presley "Victrola" Special Offer Oct. 1956 0:51/ 02 - I Beg Of You (binaural, Tks. 9-10) Jan. 13, 1957 1:59/ 03 - One Night Of Sin (with sax overdub) Jan. 18, 1957 1:42/ 04 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (binaural, Tk. 14) Jan. 19, 1957 2:34/ 05 - Loving You ("main title 2", Tk. 16) Feb. 14, 1957 1:37/ 06 - I Need Your Love Tonight (Tk. 14) Jun. 10, 1958 2:15/ 07 - No More (Tk. 9) Mar. 21, 1961 2:36/ 08 - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Tk. 7) Oct. 15, 1961 2:20/ 09 - I Met Her Today (Tk. 14) Oct. 15, 1961 2:51/ 10 - Please Don't Drag That String Around (Tks. 3, 5) May 26, 1963 2:40/ 11 - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Tk. 12) Oct. 26, 1961 2:58/ 12 - Night Life (unedited master, no added echo, Tk. 14) Jul. 9, 1963 2:07/ 13 - Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas (unedited master, Tk. 9) - Jul. 11, 1963 3:30 -14 - The Climb (previously unreleased, Tk. 3) Jul. 11, 1963 2:51/15 - Do The Vega (unedited master, no added echo, Tk. 7) Jul. 10, 1963 2:33/ 16 - Wisdom Of The Ages (Tks. 1-2) Feb. 25, 1965 2:09/ 17 - Easy Come, Easy Go (Tk. 9) Sep. 28, 1966 2:31/18 - 500 Miles (stereo home demo) 1966 3:03/ 19 - Heartbreak Hotel (soundboard) Aug. 24, 1969 MS 2:13/ 20 - I Can't Stop Loving You (soundboard) Aug. 24, 1969 MS 2:24/ 21 - Blueberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy (soundboard) Feb. 23, 1970 CS 1:58/ 22 - I've Lost You (previously unreleased rehearsal) Aug. 7, 1970 0:51/ 23 - I've Lost You (rehearsal) Aug. 10, 1970 3:32/ 24 - I've Got Confidence (previously unreleased, Tk. 1) May 18, 1971 2:33/ 25 - It's A Matter Of Time (undubbed master, Tk. 5) Mar. 29, 1972 3:03/ 26 - Conversation With Elvis (excerpt) Mar. 1972 0:31/ 27 - "Elvis On Tour" radio ad Nov. 1972 0:27/ 28 - Trying To Get To You (soundboard) Mar. 3, 1974 AS 2:06/ 29 - Woman Without Love (undubbed master, Tk. 1) Mar. 12, 1975 3:36/ 30 - My Boy (previously unreleased soundboard) Mar. 1975 3:46/ 31 - Big Boss Man (previously unreleased soundboard) Mar. 1975 2:40/ 32 - And I Love You So (previously unreleased binaural) Mar. 21, 1976 4:00
Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Feb 21, 2005 
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old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
In the old days when RCA mishandled the Presley legacy of wonderful studio outakes and great live recordings.The bootleggers never let us down with their fantastic "finds" There must still be plenty of Elvis gems out there. And just as RCA were slow on the uptake likewise so are BMG. This will be a further addition to my ever expanding Elvis collection of back door classics.
sal05 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me how and where I could get this album or other Elvis releases like this one. I have tried ebay, but there's very little there. Thank you, i would really love to get this Madison release.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Great boot from Madison. A welcome opportunity to add new material to my collection.
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
well done elvis news for informing us of this new madison release thats one of the reasons why this site is so good is because you hear ALL the "elvis news and releases" and not just the official stuff and i must say that the madison label always produce a quality product and i look forward into having this latest release in my collection "well done guys" TCB!
Ricardo Bolaños (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
The cover it's great and the songs very interesting.
James69 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
joemin, you don't like it? Don't buy it! Simple as that. I for one will get it the day it comes out. I am surprised that it was not released by bootleggers sooner. Track listing is interesting, nice rare pic for the cover, plus a 16 page booklet, a must for every fan!
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Looks like a good cd. Lex I dont think there is such a word as "worser".
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
'The Climb' was issued on the FTD label of Viva Las Vegas and Elvis can only be heard talking between takes.Even though he apparently was one of the back up singers.Dont see the point in putting this track on there.Certainly wouldnt say this was one of the highlights unless Elvis is singing this song on his own, now that would be legendary.
Ricardo Bolaños (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Joemin, you don't have to buy it! To me ElvisNews is not supporting it, they only mention it, since it is news... in opposition to the release of a certain woman's new album. And thieves? Okay, it may not be legal, but I consider all those that copy Sony/BMG releases or FTD as worser thieves. I will buy this release, not steal it :-)
ElvisZone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Home Is Where The Heart Is, Night Life, Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas, The Climb, Do The Vega, Wisdom Of The Ages, Easy Come, Easy Go, I've Got Confidence, Please Don't Drag That String Around. What does Elvis Think and say about that CD if he is a live?
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Don't support these theives. It is disgracefull that elvisnews would promote it. Worse to suggest that this is part of the Legendary Performer series. Liars and cheats!!!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
The label that this CD will be released on, Madison, have already brought us some great bootlegs. They have mainly concentrated on live soundboard recordings, "Breathing Out Fire", "Event Number 8", "Don't Think Twice", "Cajun Tornado", "A Capital Performance", "Fly T-R-O-U-B-L-E", and "Movin' Mobile", as well as "Totally Stung" which featured 1958 studio out-takes. I look forward to this release greatly.
Regarding the comment about the high price of bootlegs, in the late 1970's and early 1980's, I was paying the same price for bootleg vinyl LP's as I am for these CD's. Taking inflation into account, these now work out a fraction of the price of bootlegs in days gone by.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Where did they get the cover from ? I love it I have never seen that photo of Elvis before
Hans Otto (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
I agree with you JB GUDE. However, Elvis is in fact also on "The Climb" track from Viva Las Vegas. Except the informal studio jam in "Elvis On Tour" it is probably Elvis' only studio track in which he just participated as a backup singer.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Deke Wisdom of the ages is a good little song, i like it and its much better than Yellow rose of Texas or Woman without love for that matter. See theres always someone who likes the songs you think are rubbish so dont be so matter of fact in your opinions please and i like Harum Holiday, a tounge in cheak comody film, watch it for what it is and you just might enjoy it.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Will this be available in vinyal I wonder. Wisdom Of The Ages what's that doing on there,this has to be Elvis' worst film & soundtrack. Nothing outstanding here by the look's of it, but, time will tell !
Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Will this be available in stores- i wonder - i would like to know
Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
This will be very interesting to have in any fans collection. - I certainly will look out for this. I have the other 4 vols .on vinyl and Cd. There have been a lot of compilation CDS over the pasrt few months and now we ( fans ) need other material. Lets have more CDS like these in future .
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Wow. When this is the correct list of songs it is a gas. Is this CD from BMG or from Madison ? I think it will be great if BMG release all 5 on FTD. I am sure gonna buy it and I will not be the only one. Ernst, you know what to do ! TCB.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Am I missing something here? I know it says "Madison" but is this a bootleg or an official Sony/BMG release? Too bad if it's just a bootleg as I will not be able to obtain a copy. I rarely buy bootlegs and they are hard to find anyway, besides the exhorbitant prices they ask for. I kinda like the track listing and the cover is great. I too have never seen this photo of Elvis. So how about an official release BMG?
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
"A Legendary Performer" Vol.3 and Vol.4 were issued in 1979 and 1984. These have never been issued on CD, only on vinyl and cassette. I have very fond memories of this series. Discovering "Harbor Lights" on the second volume was a revelation. It's a shame the CD versions of the first two are incomplete. Perhaps these could be future deluxe 7" FTD releases, re-printing the very nice booklets. This bootleg one looks very interesting.
ElvisZone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
sorry Sony/BMG that was Madison I see now!
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
While the cover art is indeed good ...remember this is NOT an official RCA/BMG release. It is an import. What makes this exciting is apparently we will get to hear " The Climb" even if it is not by Elvis and a stereo version of " 500 miles".
ep1tcb (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
I,m glad to see there is a new legendary performer coming, after so many years. I only hope this album will be brought on vinyl, like the other four, and not only on cd.
Looks nicer to complete my own collection....
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
looks good looks . good cover too but why oh why in the 50's didnt elvis live the 60's and 70's ??
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
I agree with Lex ! great coverart!..and a very very promising tracklisting i will get this one for sure..
and to Eddie White " pity about the cover art''? '' not flattering''? what's wrong with it?. it's a great picture of our man looking absolutely stunning to me and many more agree with me i'm sure. this is a fabulous photo i have never ever seen it before! i really look forward to this cd!
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
Absolutely amazing tracks. Pity about the cover art. Not at all flattering.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
i didnt know there was a 3 or 4. i have 1 and 2 but cheaper run down versions of it. where could i get them all in there entirety?
drghanem1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
Is Elvis wearing his very first jumpsuit on the front-cover? Great CD, I´ll be looking forward getting it.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
This sounds like a very listenable bootleg to me, in opposition to all those audience releases. Great coverart too!

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