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A Legendary Performer Volume 9

March 20, 2007 | Music
Due for release on the new Wolf Call import label is "Elvis - A Legendary Performer Volume 9". According to the information this compilation should feature previously unreleased live and rehearsal performances, unedited studio recordings, movie outtakes, and previously issued tracks with improved sound quality.

Some of Volume 9's highlights include previously unreleased rehearsals of "Never Been To Spain" in stereo, undubbed stereo master of "Blueberry Hill" in perfect sound, an extended stereo version of "One Night Of Sin" an unedited stereo version of "Too Much Monkey Business" (alternate take 9), three previously unreleased live renditions of "How Great Thou Art" " Let Me Be There" "You Can Have Her" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (duet version).

All previously released soundboard and rehearsal tracks were remastered from first generation tapes.

Track listing:

01) Almost Always True (extended remix
02) An American Trilogy (rare rehearsal)
03) Blueberry Hill (alternate take unknown)
04) Dixieland Rock (extended remix)
05) How Great Thou Art (live 1976)
06) If You Talk in Your Sleep (alternate take 5)
07) It's a Long Lonely Highway (complete master)
08) Let Me Be There (June 1975 Memphis)
09) Make Believe (unedited uncut recording)
10) Never Been to Spain (rehearsal - March 1972)
11) One Night Of Sin (extended remix)
12) Reconsider Baby (remake incomplete)
13) She Thinks I Still Care (take 2a)
14) She's Not You (extended remix)
15) Stop Where You Are (extended remix)
16) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (duet version)
17) Too Much Monkey Business (alternate take 9)
18) Yesterday (remix unreleased)
19) You Can Have Her (AR recording may 11,974) Los Angeles.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on March 20, 2007
How can a new label release vol. 9 of anything when its there first release?
Ronaldv wrote on March 20, 2007
wolf call label?? I hope this is mentioned as a joke! Strange that madison is not releasing this, or maybe this is a madison sub label. You never know it for sure with those bootleggers. Nice tracklisting, anyway. the sound must be good as always, look at the other eight releases.
Ton Bruins wrote on March 20, 2007
An American Trilogy ? Rare rehearsal ? 1972 I guess...all ready have that....
Ton Bruins wrote on March 20, 2007
Nothing new.....
Jerome wrote on March 20, 2007
normally I'm pretty negative about new releases but this one seems to me a good shot to something different
Ciscoking wrote on March 20, 2007
Crap...nothing more to add. Period.
You Dont Know Me wrote on March 20, 2007
well this is 'interesting' but i'd like a few more details such as which date How Great Thou Art from 1976 comes from? Also some of these tracks sound like we had before? like let me be there(Memphis) and what about if you talk in your sleep take 5??? and MAKE BELIEVE whats this crap on here for???
benny scott wrote on March 20, 2007
I'm a bit confused : blueberry hill is announced as " undubbed stereo Master ", but the track listing announces " alternate take unknown " (??) Further :in the track listing I count 5 " extended remixes ". Remixed by who ?? Originally remixed and extended by the sound-engineers at the time of recording, or remixed and extended recently by the makers of this CD? Can someone give me an explanation pls? Thanks in advance !Always El
Greg Nolan wrote on March 21, 2007
I tend to agree with the skeptics that "Wolf Call" (who?) label is out of line to pick up on Madison's excellent program. It's long been apparent that Madison's reissue program was done in spirit of the original Joan Deary-era "Legendary" series. RCA/BMG/Sony clearly wasn't going to continue the series and I'll bet if Ernst himself picked up the knock-out successor volumes on Madison for his own collection. Madison is a top flight import label, in the company with just a few others, like Fort Baxter, Southern Comfort, Straight Arrow and others. If a label is trying to make a name for itself, why cut into the line like that? There's so many other ways to make a name for yourself. From what I've read, there's not a *single* unreleased track on this set, nor use of the original tapes. Ouch. ***********8
Aron wrote on March 21, 2007
No, thank you! What's an 'extended remix'? Crap ......!
JimmyCool wrote on March 21, 2007
Extended remix? What is that crap? I could do that at home... but I won't!
Anton wrote on March 24, 2007
We'd love to see ALL the Legendary CDs or Albums put on 3CDs or in a Box sos that we have all those alternative versions...but nothing more...and maybe we already have most of it already for years !! Yet, it would be a postumus honoring of the great Joann Deary who did a remarkable job for us and for Elvis ! In fact, better work than Felton Jarvis did...listen to the versions that came out later on FTD label of Just call me lonesome, I'm movin on, I'll hold you in my arms, BLove, Monkey business, and so many more....that Jarvis (being very biased and jealous) kept away from us ! Not nice Felton...and Elvis let go by...too bad...Luckily enough FTD can give us those now....years later ! That is why we WANT those outtakes from studio sessions of PromLand, GMan, BLove - great renditions that are now only available on bad sounding bootlegs. Why does BMG Holland or England does not bring them out
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on March 24, 2007
Wolf call label? doesnt that name just scream quality? lol,please tell me no one is buying this? madsin were are those 75 shows?
Mystery Rider wrote on April 01, 2007
Sounds like something that should be banned in Brooklyn, bombed in the Bronx, and drowned off the coast of staten Island