Brightest Star On Sunset Boulevard And More

Soon Fort Baxter will re-release (an)other oldie(s), this time together with Gravel Road. "The Brightest Star On Sunset Boulevard Volume 1 and Volume 2" will be released as a set.

Press release

The Complete Rehearsal Tape Of July 24, 1970 at RCA Studio's, Hollywood

After the successful releases of "Vegas Rhythm" and "You know, it don't have to be strictly country –volume 1" we are proud to tell that Fort Baxter wanted to join forces with them ,releasing "The brightest star of sunset boulevard volume 1 and 2".

We at Gravelroad music, loved the idea and know the high standards Fort Baxter lives up to. It has to be an excellent release, so we said; " Great let's do it , but…. A 2 cd value Digipack and working with the original recording! So everybody will have the change to have it complete this time". Value for money is needed in these times.

The moment we started to work we discovered that the original sound was much clearer and much more spread to left and right. The background instruments where suddenly present. Elvis voice was in the room and were present there at the rehearsal.

We knew it is a justified release, no compressors, limiters, etc. It's exciting and more … pure Elvis

Disc 1

  1. That's All Right
  2. I Got A Woman
  3. The Wonder Of You
  4. I've Lost You
  5. The Next Step Is Love
  6. Stranger In The Crowd
  7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  8. Something
  9. Don't Cry Daddy #1
  10. Don't Cry Daddy #2
  11. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  12. Polk Salad Annie
  13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  14. I Can't Stop Loving You
  15. Just Pretend / Don't it makes you wanna go home (few lines)
  16. Sweet Caroline / Love me tender (few lines)
  17. Words

Disc 2

  1. Suspicious Minds
  2. I Just Can't Help Believin' #1
  3. I Just Can't Help Believin' #2
  4. Tomorrow Never Comes / Running Scared (few lines)
  5. Mary In The Morning
  6. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
  7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  8. I Just Can't Help Believin' #3
  9. Heart Of Rome (uncensored) & reprise
  10. Memories
  11. Johnny B. Goode
  12. Make The World Go Away / Delilah (few lines)
  13. Stranger In My Own Home Town (uncensored)
  14. I Washed My Hand In Muddy Water

The CD "You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country – volume 2" is delayed due to this release. Good things need time. Also various other old Baxter and Bilko titles will be released by us next year from the original tapes and reels.

Source: Email / Updated: Dec 10, 2008 
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Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 23, 2008report abuse
Well, Memphis06, it's "boring" that Elvis died 30 plus years ago! And Espen, you are circumventing the guidelines here as well as undermining our hobby.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2008
Invisible because there was an ad in the wrong place
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
I missed the first release of vol.1 and 2. So I'll be buying this release, if I can get my hands on it. Always El.
Erika Freiburger (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
Fantastic! I'll buy this. Danke schön,Gravel Road label. Elvis at his best in good sound quality. To Memphis06: the sound samples are still not available so i can't imagine what the .... you have heard. The moaners are getting very boring.
memphis06 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
I also have heard a sample, and it's only a minor difference. I think the original releases sounded good enough, but I guess some people missed this one back then. To be honest, I want them to release new stuff, not re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reissues the old stuff. It's getting very boring.
Buddy Holly (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
I don't see "soon" on my calender. I have the Fort Baxter ones but will buy this one as well. Just afraid for Cd-rot on the originals.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2008report abuse
I heard the sound was stunning and there were extras on it not mentioned above.....a great release....
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
I hope in a really improved sound 'cause they are GREAT CD's !
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
Great sessions! But nothing new for me, I have the original baxter's. We're reaching the end of the barrel, look at those announced re-releases in 2009!
Ronald (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
For those who missed the first edition some 10 years ago. Try to get these. Very essential session. Great stuff.
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
Great cd's, I have the first release. For the people who missed the first release: Get this one !

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