Let Me Be The One

The label Audionics will soon release the CD "Let Me Be The One – Behind Closed Doors" containing home demos recorded in April 1974, November 1973 and 1960. Completely new songs recorded by Elvis are hard to find and Audionics is proud to include a completely unreleased recording recorded in April 1974 in Palm Springs, CA.

From the press release:

Behind Closed Doors

If you wanted to hear more than a new live recording and wished for a brand new song, then the new Audionics is the one to buy !

The label Audionics will soon release the CD " Let Me Be The One – Behind Closed Doors " containing home demos recorded in April 1974, November 1973 and 1960. Completely new songs recorded by Elvis are hard to find and Audionics is proud to include a completely UNRELEASED gem recorded in April 1974 in Palm Springs, CA.

Elvis’ duets rendition with the group Voice of the song "Let Me Be The One" is somewhat spicy to say the least but nonetheless entertaining, all his energy was saved for a great finale that is almost worth the price of the CD by itself. This incredible rarity is followed with the complete November 1973 home demos recorded at Sam Thompson’s house in Memphis, and for the first time ever complete in such EXCELLENT quality.

Finally we move back to California thirteen years earlier with Elvis on piano in the privacy of his house on Monovale Drive in Beverly Hills. This time Elvis is surrounded by Nancy Sharp and Red West. Within this intimate setting you are treated with the complete unedited home demos recorded that day, featuring for the very first time a good portion in stereo * ( they have use two microphones ) and best ever sound quality.

This new Audionics production will be presented in a standard jewel case with a 32 page booklet, and accompanying photographs taken during these years or close to them.

You will be able to hear and enjoy Elvis in the relaxed atmosphere of these private parties in California and Memphis. Get a copy while you can !!!!

Tracks:

01. Dialogue / Spanish Eyes #1 / Dialogue ; 02. Young At Heart (partial) / Dialogue ; 03. Let Me Be The One ; 04. Baby, What You Want Me To Do ; 05. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ; 06. Rocky Top (instrumental); 07. Spanish Eyes #2 (with reprise) ; 08. C. C. Rider ; 09. That's All Right, Mama; 10. Your Life Has Just Begun; 11. Tear Drops / 'sorority songs'; 12. Elvis recites a poem / Dialogue ; 13. You'll Never Walk Alone (partial) * ; 14. If I Loved You * ; 15. The Lord's Prayer / If I Loved You (reprise) * ; 16. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder * ; 17. An Evening Prayer (partial) * ; 18. Make Believe * ; 19. She Wears My Ring *; 20. Sweet Leilani #1 * ; 21. Sweet Leilani # 2 * ; 22. Sweet Leilani (reprise) ; 23. Beyond The Reef ; 24. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano ; 25. He ; 26. Hands Off ; 27. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (partial)

Tracks 1-3 recorded in Elvis Presley's Home, Palm Springs, CA,- April 1974.

Tracks 4-11 recorded at Sam Thompson home, Memphis, TN - November 1973.

Tracks 12-25 recorded at EP's Residence at Monovale Dr., Hollywood, CA. - November 1960.

* denotes stereo recording

Total running time: 52:15

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Aug 14, 2009 
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Reactions

Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2009report abuse
yes probably the same. Sherill Nielsen recorded it as well but doesn't come close to the Carpernters version..
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2009report abuse
Is Let Me Be The One the song that was sung by the Carpenters? anyone?
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2009report abuse
So do I. Always El.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2009report abuse
Greg,..excellent posting ..I agree 100%.......
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
P.S. According to that site devoted to CD collectors, this unheard "new" track is *NOT* the track Mr. Neilsen has sold at his shows. So it is a new song. Has anyone heard the original song that Elvis covers? I'm not familiar with it.

Also, other "new" songs (that is unreleased versions) are said to be: "You'll Never Walk Alone", "The Lords Prayer" and "Sweet Leilani" (the reprise). Also, 32 pages in the booklet? I'll be interested in how they pulled that off, unless it's in one of those newer digipaks. Sounds like value for the money for fans who care about rare Elvis recordings.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
Let's give it a chance before it's dismissed, Steve and Santa. There's been nary a new not recorded since 1977 (for some reason) so this could prove interesting. Audionics has a nice rep so I say give it the benefit of the doubt and let some feedback come in about the overall package; remastering of the now-fully unedited tapes, etc. Of course, this is of concern only to hard-core fans and not casual fans.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
It`s o.k....and something different..why not..? looking forward to the new songs and bits..
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
Are Audionics paying homage to vinyl boxset of the same name (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS),still a classic in it's own right and to be honest this cd does make a nice change from the usual soundboards/audience concerts we have had for a while,may be it does not meet everyones tastes and a lot of the snippets have been around on various formats for some time but come on at least (Audionics) are trying to vary what it brings out importwise? when was the last time Song/Bmg have done that.Again one to listen to before the pro's kick it in to touch.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
Why am I not excited about this? Pass.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
let me be the one who is going to skip that...as all the other stuff;-)
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
WHOA! I can't believe my eyes!
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2009report abuse
I would have to cruise my shelfes but as far as I can remember "Let me be the one" is available for years on a tape that Sherill Nielsen sells on his performances. Elvis is hardly audible as he sings with the choir Voice. It's a little uptempo song. All the other songs are mostly available elsewhere. So, my 'Whow' is not so loud.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2009report abuse
Wow

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