American Way 5 Released

Volume 5 in the "American Way" series has been released. This volume will be a mix of the (same) American Sound Studio sessions, some live tracks and many takes of "Goin' Home" (1968). The cover will be the "1968 version", but for those that liked the "1970 version" better: that one will be on the back, so you can turn the booklet and make your favourite the front. This is what Southern Comfort has to say about its next release: "There was a time, not too long ago, when an import cd accompanied with a nice bonus photo booklet meant value for money. "Remastered from best possible tape source", was not just a bag of hot air... Nowdays, just about every import label burries you, the potential buyer, under an endless and often meaningless list of 'PR' rap. Southern Comfort doesn't need cheap promises to sell their product. We're the best. And we have 4 volumes to prove it. Volume 5 is on its way. We hope you will enjoy the results of our labour. The expected release date is early October." Tracks: "WITHOUT LOVE" SESSION: 01. Without Love - takes 1, 2, 3 (complete take + 2 x false start) 02. Without Love - take 4 (complete take) 03. Without Love - take 5 (complete master take) All tracks mono. "ROUGH MIX TAPE": 04. Gentle On My Mind (vocal overdub, master take - number unknown) 05. Just A Little Bit Of Green (undubbed master take 3) 06. Wearin' That Loved On Look (partially overdubbed master take 15) 07. Suspicious Minds (vocal overdub, master take 8) 08. I'll Be There - takes 5, 6 (false start + complete take with vocal echo) 09. Hey Jude (longer running undubbed master) 10. You'll Think Of Me (vocal overdub, master take 23) 11. Inherit The Wind (partially overdubbed master take 4) 12. This Is The Story - takes 1, 2 (false start + complete master take vocal overdub) All tracks mono. "LAS VEGAS 26.01.1970 OPENING SHOW"***: 13. Sammy Shore's end of sketch / Opening Riff 14. All Shook Up 15. Don't Cry Daddy 16. Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto (medley) 17. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (with false start, the only known live version) All tracks mono. "GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 1 - ACETATE SOURCE): 18. Goin' Home - takes 3, 4 (studio chat + 2 x false start) 19. Goin' Home - take 5 (complete take) 20. Goin' Home - exact take numbers unknown (3 x false start) 21. Goin' Home - takes 12, 13, 14 (2 x false start + long false start + take 15 announcement only) All tracks mono. "GOIN' HOME" SESSION (PART 2)***: 22. Goin' Home - takes 16, 17, 18 (long false start + 5 x false start) 23. Goin' Home - takes 19, 20, 22 (long false start + 2 x false start) 24. Goin' Home - takes 23, 24 (complete take with cut + "I Got A Woman" excerpt + false start including "Heartbreak Hotel" excerpt) 25. Goin' Home - takes 25, 26, 27, 28 (false start + complete take with cut + 2 x false start) All tracks stereo.
Source: Email / Updated: Oct 10, 2007 
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baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2007report abuse
william mark junior (?) , the stereo versions were futured on "Let It Roll on the madison label. Very nice product, and more interesting than their live stuff. Still, the mono recordings on American are just as good, and more 'direct' than the stereo's . plus they are now in the correct running order as recorded. Did you guys notice the huge amount of clicks 'Big Boss in Trouble' is getting on this site?! Welcome to the end of quality titles. Crap is taking over...
wmarkj (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2007report abuse
Somewhere I read that the Without Love takes on this release were recently released in stereo. Anyone know what release had this?
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2007report abuse
Mature, I hear your sentiments but no one is trying to make anyone feel guilty. You may in fact find you're missing out on the party, but that's your call. If someone has "Elvis fatigue," that's their business but the reality is a true hard-core fan will lap up each and every "AMERICAN WAY" release just on the reviews alone. Unless one thinks the best Elvis imports just grow on trees by themselves, don't denigrate what are essentially the "holy grail" of the hobby. There are true legends of the Elvis world involved in these releases and to say otherwise is either an insult of sorts or just ignorant of the fact. It does matter that releases are being done with such care and we need to celebrate it. Not into it? Not into Elvis "that much"? Fine. But at least those who are most into the King's legacy will know what the "must-have" releases are.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2007report abuse
thanks. you don't know how long i've wanted to ask that question ... lol
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2007report abuse
A rough mix is one or more generations before the final mix of the balance between the instruments, lead vocal and backing vocals. On Gentle On My Mind roughmix, the harmonica is up front, while in the final master mix it can hardly be heard. Giving this track a very different 'feeling'. Each of the rough mixes featured on vol. 5 therefore sound different to the masters. Some also have 'unrepaired' parts of Elvis' vocal.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2007report abuse
what exactly is a rough mix ?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2007report abuse
Im guessing people vistit this site because there fans of Elvis,thats good enough reason isnt it? hect im just glad that for the most part this board has sensiable people on it,you can't say that for every site(wink) and whos in with this product does not mean a thing to me,i enjoy some of the concerts released and some of the outtakes but i also am not interested in hearing entire sessions,i have praised the artwork and overall presentation but im not going to feel guilty for not wanting everything,and by the way who has complaned about this release? just because were all not lapping up everything were told is essential doesnt make us complainers,jeesh ive praised the artwork a million times but am not going to be told what is essential,i did the june sessions more,what there not essential? think i care? (soory my sarcasim go away from me) have fun gang! thats what its all about right?
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2007report abuse
Baggypants - Sheesh you had me fooled! Har-har! Hey Steve V - you wrote: " For completists only. All that is essential for the Elvis fan are the complete masters of all his songs from the best possible source. Thats all I need. Outtakes and take after take of songs just dont excite me anymore. And 5 songs from a live show? Nice packaging though." Them completists - well, you've just shacked up a with a nest of 'em. Ahoy, there! But if you're such a plain jane, bread and butter fan just into masters, why bother visiting an "Elvisnews" site,anyway?

There ain't a gonna be much more in the way of news about masters and you can check in two times to year to find out what's been put out on DSD sound or what have you, but c'mon, give the rest of a break. Enjoy your "History" box, "Ultimate Gospel," "Love, Elvis" and "Golden Records" Volumes 3 and 4 in DSD sound ! The rest of us are lapping up this monumental "American Way" series! I can't believe there's any complaint about them.

These Memphis '69 sides arguably Elvis' best ever session (many would say this anyway) and now you're basically *bored* when someone offers you a chance to be a fly on the wall .., plus a bonus related-session or two? Come on! It's time to get a new hobby. The rest of us know an import "event" when we see one, and when baggy pants/ Tallhair's involved, you know it's gotta be good.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
I thought I heard on Keith Flynn's site, it was before the take Elvis couldn't stop laughing. Too bad Flynn's audio section has been misused..
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
If he thought that, he shouldnt have recorded it. He's recorded worse songs than this.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
Well, shy and well mannered as I am... I don't think I can repeat what he said (based upon what I heard about it, don't have it myself yet).
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
its something along the line of "Worst piece of sh*t Ive heard in my life..." That is on the first part of the session. Im sure Lex & Kees will give a detailed- word by word- review, when they get hold of the cd. Aint I right, Gents?
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
you could be right, I don't know
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
I thought he said wordiest song. ??
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
didn't Elvis say about Goin' Home between takes: "this is the worst song I've ever heard in my life?"
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2007report abuse
A little explaination on the tracklisting. SC had the choice to fill up the remaining cd time with some 30 or more minutes of backingtracks ( no Elvis vocals) such as Memory Revival, etc. Or... go for the partly unreleased Goin' Home session, and the first part of the 1970 opening show, featuring 3 Memphis Sound related songs, and presented here in fairly decent sound ( it was simply recorded poorly by the sound engineer, way back). It comes from a recently found tape source, hence the inclusion of a tiny bit of Sammy Shore... The cd runs for close to 80 minutes. Not a bad deal. 5 volumes, and 80 pages of photographs/ clippings and memorabilla...One could do worse. Might well be the last studio material of value, that has seen a cd release?
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
For completists only. All that is essential for the Elvis fan are the complete masters of all his songs from the best possible source. Thats all I need. Outtakes and take after take of songs just dont excite me anymore. And 5 songs from a live show? Nice packaging though.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
I'm happy that these types of releases are available for the FAN (atics) who just have to have everything. But I'm not the least bit interested.
loftmanuk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
Great pictures to look at. Good text and background info to read Excellent music to listen to. The complete superb package. Take note FTD. It ain't rocket science
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
Hey ernst and company,this is how you make a quality product,see you actually give the people liner notes and actually try,while im not getting these,i again praise such quality releases,, enjoy gang!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
This series is essential for an Elvis fan. Period.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
Why? It's easier to talk 'certain' releases under a different name. Its that simple. They all do. And I for one would love to trash certain releases by addressing the maker(s)... These people, responsible for trash such as 'The Lord is My Sheepdog' , should be hung by their b*lls, instead of having their identities protected on all Elvis Sites around. They rip all the material from old, and often respected, labels. And by doing this, as a bonus, get all the free publicity in the world. Now that makes this guy AAAANGRY!
Vital Pluymers (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
So, why do you post under those nicknames then, Baggy pants??
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
A coming-out :-)
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
'Mysterious', moi? You - and many others - know me as Ger Rijff. It would be nice, when we all post under our own true identity. Lex and Kees do. Oh, and Im also known as Tallhair, elsewhere. Damn, its a good feeling to come out of the closet. Free at last!
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
To the mysterious "baggy pants": why try to pin releases on certain individuals? That's what the rules are here for - please respect them. That aside, this looks to be a total beaut! The lack of modesty is well-earned: Southern Comfort is way out in front with this fantastic series!
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2007report abuse
Got Vol. 2,3,and 4. I'm hooked. Looking forward to getting 1 and 5.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2007report abuse
Keeping the funmail out of our reach?! What speculation? I wanna know! Was it about that irritating Tallhair, regularly posting on another well known site...?! Just kidding. I love the Tallhair. And Southern Comfort even more! Sweet dreams y'all.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2007
Invisible because there was speculation about people and bootlegs
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2007report abuse
All i can say: ´WOW!!!!! ´

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