Ernst Jorgensen In Ice Magazine

In Ice magazine there was an interview with Ernst Jorgensen in which he comments the upcoming 25th Anniversary Box Set: "Elvis: Today, Tomorrow & Forever". This anthology consists of 100 unreleased tracks and follows Elvis' career chronologically with rarities from nearly all his studio recording sessions and some historic live highlights. In stead of adding all the comments from the article we used the setup from Elvis World Japan in which the comments are added to the track listing of the box. Track Listing: (incl. Ernst Jorgensen's comments from ICE magazine) CD-1 Harbor Lights (Sun, alt. take 3) (07/6-7/54) (The set opens with an unreleased alternate takes of 'Harbor Lights,' we acquired that in just the last year. It's always news when an undiscovered master from Presley's legendary Sun sessions surfaces. This was done in the few minutes before Elvis invented 'That's All Right.' It's one of two documented songs that he did before 'That's All Right.' We now have the whole reel of 'Harbor Lights' outtakes, but this one, and the one released on the Legendary Performer Series, are the only two complete takes.) I Got A Woman (alt. take) (01/10/56) Shake, Rattle And Roll (alt. take 2) (02/03/56) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (alt. take 13) (04/14/56) Heartbreak Hotel (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) Long Tall Sally (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) I Was The One (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) Money Honey (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) I Got A Woman (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) Blue Suede Shoes (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) Hound Dog (05/16/56, Little Rock, Arkansas) (We recently bought the Little Rock, Arkansas concert from 1956 that we'd known about for many years, but which is not an RCA tape. It was recorded by a disc jockey in Little Rock. That had been rumored in the bootleg world, but we eventually found the guy who had the original tape and bought it from him. This is the closest you're ever going to get to an early Elvis show. It's loud and it's noisy, but that's what we treasure about it... we don't need to always hear Elvis polished in the studio. It's bold, it's got ambience to it. Elvis's vocals are rough, the guitar is very rough... it's a pure joy. Definitely a ticket back to 1956. Elvis's between-song patter still had traces of his earliest days, before he was famous, when he would often fumble through amateur attempts at being a comedian. On more than one occasion here, Elvis jokingly and crudely refers to an R&B song being a hit "in parts of Africa." It's fun to hear how people heard him back then, if they went to a show. This tape also substitutes for the fact that we don't have outtakes from the 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Don't Be Cruel' sessions.) Rip It Up (alt. take 14) (09/03/56) Don't Forbid Me/You Belong To My Heart (12/04/56, Million Dollar Quartet Session) (With Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis) I Beg Of You (alt. take 5) (01/13/57) Peace In The Valley (alt. take 1) (01/13/57) Is It So Strange (alt.take 10) (01/19/57) Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Movie master, take 17) (01/15-18/57) Loving You (Farm version, alt. take 6) (02/14/57) Treat Me Nice (alt. take 6) (05/03/57) Young And Beautiful (alt. take 4&5) (04/30/57) I Want To Be Free (alt take 3&4) (05/03/57) (All recent discoveries from the Jailhouse Rock sessions, and the first outtake of "Treat Me Nice" ever found.) Steadfast, Loyal And True (undubbed master) (02/11/58) (A rare a cappella recording) Doncha' Think It's Time (alt. take 48) (02/01/58) (The last time that Presley's combo of Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana worked together. This is from a newly discovered acetate from Elvis's personal collection, and a great highlight of the box. We have no outtakes on tape from this session. It's also fun that we can put out 'take 48' of anything... I don't think we can top that one!) I Need Your Love Tonight (alt. take 4) (06/10/58) I Got Stung (alt. take 16) (06/11/58) The Fool (alt take 1) (11/14/59, In the Army) CD-2 Make Me Know It (alt takes 17&18) (03/20/60) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (alt takes 1&2) (04/03/60) (This is so pretty, it's unbelievable. Why this one wasn't the master, I don't know. It has slight differences, as many of these takes have, and it's lovely. And there's never been an outtake of this song before. We located the tape a few years back, but I saved it for this box because it's so spectacular. But "takes 1 & 2" does not mean there are two full, unreleased performances of the memorable song. Take numbers can be deceiving. They may be just brief false starts, where he just sings, 'Are... ' and doesn't get any further. Like on the song 'Reconsider Baby,' for which we possess take two, people might say, 'I want to hear take one,' but it's just Chet Atkins saying, 'Sorry, I goofed.' ) G.I. Blues (alt. take 5) (04/27/60) Pocketful Of Rainbows (alt. take 3) (05/06/60) Flaming Star ("Main" and "End" title versions, alt takes 4&1) (10/7/60) Swing Down Sweet Chariot (alt. takes 2&3) (10/31/60) Lonely Man (Solo, alt. take 1) (11/07/60) (A very charming, disarming and arresting performance.) There's Always Me (alt take 2) (03/12/61) Can't Help Falling In Love (alt. take 26) (03/22/61) (This has a different arrangement with a completely different opening, using the Celeste prominently. Right after this take, they switched to the other arrangement, which became the record master - take 30, I think it was. So they took an ungodly amount of time getting this version together, then changed the arrangement and had the hit version nailed in just a few minute!) I'm Yours (alt. take 5) (06/25/61) Follow That Dream (alt. take 3) (07/02/61) Anything That's Part Of You (alt. take 8) (10/15/61) King Of The Whole Wide World (alt. take 3) (10/26/61) Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (alt. take 2) (03/18/62) A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (alt. take 4) (03/27/62) They Remind Me Too Much Of You (alt. take 4) (09/22/62) (This is where Elvis's film soundtracks really started to slide, but the good thing about this is that it's such an underrated song, and the audio quality of the tape we located is just beautiful. This is the 'loneliest' song you'll ever hear in your life.) Mexico (alt take 2) (01/22/63) Witchcraft (alt take 3) (05/26/63) Today, Tomorrow And Forever (take 2, Duet with Ann-Margret) (07/11/63) (An absolutely highlight and central to the whole story about Viva Las Vegas... how Elvis wanted the Colonel to be Ann-Margret's manager, and how three duets were originally slotted into the movie which the Colonel absolutely didn't want Elvis having to share the spotlight, so none of the duets ever came out on record originally, and only one stayed in the movie. Even the title of the box set, Today, Tomorrow And Forever, is a recent find of a duet between Elvis and Ann-Margret which was always known to exist, but nobody's heard it since 1964. The movie and records have only Elvis singing.) Ask Me (alt. take 2) (01/12/64) Roustabout (alt. take 8) (04/29/64 & 05/14/64) Puppet On A String (alt. take 10) (06/10/64) My Desert Serenade (alt. take 7) (02/25/65) Please Don't Stop Loving Me (alt. take 10) (05/13/65) (Co-written by Bob Johnston who also produced Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album the same year.) This Is My Heaven (alt. take 7) (08/02/65) Never Say Yes (alt. take 1&2) (02/17/66) Hide Thou Me (?/?/66 Home Recording) (Absolutely glorious. It's Elvis sitting at home, at the piano, with Red West and Charlie Hodge singing in the background. This beautifully demonstrates what Elvis music was when he was on his own, without an audience or tape recorders. He digs into this gospel song and just keeps going and going, totally getting lost in it.
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Apr 8, 2002 

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