Audiophile fans will like the great sounding stereo masters from Kid Galahad (The stereo masters as featured on the FTD album were muddied and with annoying added reverb.) and Hound Dog is from a master tape source – You won’t believe your ears! Also the Louisiana Hayride live broadcast on this CD is without any overdubs (the MRS label released this with a bass overdub from the original master).
The 1960 home demos presented on this CD are in stereo (with the exception of track 22). These recordings were recorded with two microphones.
You’ll Never Walk Alone is an audience recording – on this CD in the best possible sound!
The 1977 live recordings all recorded from soundboard and once again in the best sound available!
The authenticity of the WHBQ broadcast is questionable but it’s a very nice addition to this CD. Sun Studios sold this recording on cassettes in the late ’80s. Also a very nice addition are the 3 overdubbed tracks from the Blue Suede Shoes ballet.
Includes an 8-pages booklet with recording information and photos.
WHBQ ?RED HOT & BLUE? RADIO BROADCAST
That?s All Right (Summer 1954)
LOUISIANA HAYRIDE LIVE BROADCAST:
I Forgot To Remember To Forget (probably October 1st 1955)
Hound Dog (from master tape source)
?BLUE SUEDE SHOES? ELVIS BALLET
Young And Beautiful (overdubbed)
One Night (overdubbed)
Frankfurt Special (overdubbed)
ORIGINAL EDITED MASTERS IN STEREO
A Whistling Tune
This Is Living
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Riding The Rainbow
I Got Lucky
King Of The Whole Wide World
1960 HOME DEMOS – STEREO
You?ll Never Walk Alone (partial)
If I Loved You
The Lord?s Prayer / If I Loved You (reprise)
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder
An Evening Prayer (partial)
She Wears My Ring
Sweet Leilani (#1)
Sweet Leilani (#2)
Sweet Leilani (reprise)
NASSAU COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
SATURDAY, JULY 19th 1975, E/S
You?ll Never Walk Alone (Elvis at the piano) – The only live version
1977 LIVE RECORDINGS
RECORDED ON TOUR
Release Me (Columbia, SC, 18/02)
Tryin? To Get To You (Columbia, SC, 18/02)
Blue Christmas (Norman, OK, 26/03)
Bossom Of Abraham / You Better Run (Alexandria, VA, 29/03)
Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Saginaw, MI, 03/05)
Can?t Help Falling In Love (Saginaw, MI, 03/05)
Polk Salad Annie (Toledo, OH, 23/04)
Big Boss Man (Duluth, MN, 29/04)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Duluth, MN, 29/04)
My Way (Chicago, Il, 01/05)