A new import release was announced; 'This is Elvis - From The Original Master Tapes'. This is a limited edition of 500 copies, housed in a three panel digipack, with July 16th. as the releasedate.
From the pressrelease: 1981 - 2011 - 30 Years After, finally, the waiting is over ... This Is Elvis
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording, digitally improved from the original album masters.
This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage with reenactments, and narration by pop singer Ral Donner. It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $2.0 million at the box office in the U.S./Canada, ranking #92 for 1981
RCA Records released a two-disc soundtrack vinyl album for the film in 1981 (CPL2 4031), featuring the first official release of several of Presley's 1950s television appearances, and also many edited and overdubbed tracks that, 'till this day, are still unreleased on CD.
It's still a mystery why RCA / BMG / SONY never released a decent CD version of this classic soundtrack album. Yes, there has been some bad bootleg releases, with a simple vinyl reproduction of the original double album, and some tracks appeared on import cds, most of them in inferior quality. Until now!
We are very proud to announce the very first updated silver pressed CD release of the original 'This Is Elvis' soundtrack album in fantastic audio quality, digitally improved, using the original album masters! These recordings are unavailable elsewhere !!
Finally this is the quality CD release this classic album deserves. 30 years after it's original release !! Housed in a superb glossy 3 panel digipack, this is a real 'must have' in your CD collection!! You don't want to miss this one... only available in a limited edition of 500 copies.
1. (Maries The Name) His Latest Flame ( master )
2. Moody Blue ( master )
3. Thats All Right ( master )
4. Shake Rattle & Roll Flip Flop & Fly ( overdubbed , 'Dorsey Show ')
5. Heartbreak Hotel ( overdubbed , 'Dorsey Show' )
6. Hound Dog ( overdubbed ,'Milton Berle Show' )
7. Excerpt from Hy Gardner Interview
8. My Baby Left Me ( master )
9. Merry Christmas Baby ( edit version with strings overdub )
10. Mean Woman Blues ( original film version )
11. Dont Be Cruel ( overdubbed version, 'Ed Sullivan Show' )
12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear ( master )
13. Jailhouse Rock ( master )
14. Army Swearing In
15. G.I. Blues ( master )
16. Excerpt from Departure For Germany Press Conference
17. Excerpt from Home From Germany Press Conference
18. Too Much Monkey Business ( edit version, alternate overdub )
19. Love Me Tender ( master )
20. I Got A Thing About You Baby ( edit version, alternate overdub )
21. I Need Your Love Tonight ( master )
22. Blue Suede Shoes ( edit version sitdown / standup 'NBC TV Special' )
23. Viva Las Vegas ( master )
24. Suspicious Minds/Excerpt from JCs Award To Elvis ( edit version , live, 'Aloha From Hawaii' )
25. Promised Land ( edit version, harmony vocal )
26. Excerpt from Madison Square Garden Press Conference
27. Always On My Mind ( alternate overdub )
28. Are You Lonesome Tonight ( incl. spoken intro by Elvis, live from 'Elvis In Concert ' )
29. My Way ( edit version, live from 'Elvis In Concert' )
30. An American Trilogy ( overdubbed version )
31. Memories ( edit master, from 'NBC TV Special' )