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Made In Germany - Final Details

January 18, 2019 | Music

MRS will release a 4CD/152-page book entitled ELVIS - MADE IN GERMANY – THE COMPLETE PRIVATE RECORDINGS on March 8, 2019. 

The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings. 
Although the original tapes were damaged with noise, hiss and distortion, for the first time ever, all of Elvis’ recordings made in Germany, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored, using the most sophisticated technology.  This means that, finally, these truly historical recordings now provide for a complete and enjoyable listening experience. Over the coming weeks, prior to the release date, MRS will be releasing previews of our high restoration techniques through the various collectors forums and channels, providing audio comparisons with all the previous poorly mastered versions - including those included on the recent FTD release which contains some of the tracks also contained in this set. 
The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany. The BONUS CD included features the essential RCA studio masters from the 1957-’58 period (also lovingly restored and remastered by MRS) and includes - together for the first time - studio banter AS WELL AS the count-ins on ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ and ‘White Christmas’.
The Made in Germany CD set is available for preorder now.  Also, watch out for the announcement in the coming weeks for the Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP/24-page gatefold version, containing the best of the home recordings Elvis made in Germany!

September 1958 Interviews

01 Press Interview (Brooklyn Army Terminal)
02 Elvis Presley Newsreel Interview (1958)
03 Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis In the U.S.S. Randall

Guitar Reel 1
04 I'm Beginning to Forget You
05 I Can’t Help It (End Only)/Mona Lisa
06 I Can’t Help It/Guitar
07 Danny Boy/Danny Boy (Incomplete)
08 Loving You
09 Guitar/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
10 Dialogue/ I'm Beginning to Forget You
11 Dialogue /Santa Claus Is Back in Town/ Dialogue /Loving You/Dialogue
12 Dialogue /Loving You (One Line)/Dialogue
13 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Reprise)
14 I'm Beginning to Forget You (Elvis Reprise)

CD 2
Guitar Reel 2

01. He Knows Just What I Am need/Working on The Building
02. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS x 2)
03. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 1)
04. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 2)
05. He Knows Just What I Need (rehearsing/LFS x2)
06. He Knows Just What I Need (complete3)
07. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS/Rehearsal)
08. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)
09. Cool Water                                  
10. Like A Baby                  
11. His Hand in Mine (complete/ending)
12. Young Love (Red West singing)                                         
13. Her Hand in Mine
14. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (rehearsing ending)
15. Her Hand in Mine (complete 2)                                             
16. Her Hand in Mine (complete 3/cut)
17. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere  
18. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / Once Upon A Time
19. Stand by Me (Damaged Sections)
20. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/Take My Hand, Precious Lord               
21. Oh Lonesome Me                                                     

CD 3
Piano Reel

01. I Asked the Lord
02. Apron Strings
03. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy
04 I Asked the Lord (Reprise)
05. Piano/Earth Angel
06. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)
07. Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano/At the Hop
08. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)
09. Apron Strings (Reprise)
10. It’s Been So Long Darling
11. Earth Angel (Intro)/I Will Be True
12. There’s No Tomorrow
13 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow 2)/Que Sera/Hound Dog
14. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 2)
15. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Reprise)
16. Apron Strings (Reprise 2)
17. The Titles Will Tell
18. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano
19. Send Me Some Lovin'
20. The Fool (Take 1)
21. The Fool (Take 2FS, 3FS, 4)


01 All Shook Up (with Studio Chat & Count in)
02 (There'll Be) Peace in The Valley (For Me)
03 That's When Your Heartaches Begin
04 I Believe
05 Take My Hand Precious Lord
06 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
07 Blueberry Hill
08 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
09 Is It So Strange
10 Don't Leave Me Now (with Studio Chat & Count in)
11 I Beg of You
12 One Night (With You)
13 True Love
14 I Need You So
15 Blue Christmas
16 My Wish Came True
17 White Christmas (with Studio Chat & Count in)
18 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
19 Silent Night
20 Don’t’
21 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
22 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
23 Santa Claus Is Back in Town
24 I'll Be Home for Christmas

25 Doncha' Think It's Time [Single master]
26 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 
27 I Need Your Love Tonight 
28 A Big Hunk O' Love
29 (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
30 I Got Stung 
31 Doncha' Think It's Time [LP master]
32 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed Version)

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Steve V wrote on January 18, 2019
I never enjoyed any of these home/private recordings because of the poor sound. It was a hard listen for me. In fact, I sold my CDs (FTD and Sony) of them. These would have to be pretty amazing for me to invest again. I will await a review.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 18, 2019
Another complete waste of time and energy; one listen to what I already have and that's the l-a-s-t listen. This is a waste; just a gimmick to scam some money for their coffers. No thanks.
JerryNodak wrote on January 18, 2019
I have no interest in the book or discs 1-3. I just want disc 4.
TheMemphisFan wrote on January 18, 2019
This new set looks like a winner !!
whetherman wrote on January 23, 2019
I pre-ordered this on Amazon UK. I've just received an email from them stating that the release of this item has been cancelled. Can anybody enlighten, or is this true.
The Memphis Flash wrote on January 31, 2019
Man alive, look at that cover.