Don't touch

(January-June, 2001)

(Compiled by Haruo Hirose)

CD Release Schedule (2001)
Jan.8Japan10 CD re-releases in Paper SleevesBMG
Jan.USAThe Gospel Songs GreenHill
Jan.USAThe Very Best Of Elvis Presley Time-Life
Jan.23USACountry Collection Time-Life
Mar.1Denmark[FTD #9] 6363 SunsetBMG-FTD
Mar.13USANearer My God To Thee Provident
Mar.13USAHe Is My Everything Provident
Apr.1Denmark[FTD #10] Elvis Easter SpecialBMG-FTD
May 23JapanThe Live Greatest HitsBMG
May 23JapanRhythm & BluesBMG
May 23JapanCountry RockBMG
Jul.1Denmark[FTD #11] Dixieland Rocks
(Live in Murfreesboro in May 1975)
Jul.10USAElvis: Live In Las Vegas (4-CD)BMG
Jul.10USAThe Best Of Elvis Presley (1-CD)BMG
Jul.10USAThe Blue Suede Shoes Collection
(30-CD Box Set)
Jul.24USAIt Is No SecretProvident
Jul.24USALead Me Guide MeProvident
Jul-AugDenmark[FTD Extra] The Way It Was (CD Book)BMG-FTD
Aug.16JapanElvis: Live In Las Vegas (4-CD, US import)BMG
Sep.11USAThe 50 Greatest Love Songs (2-CD)BMG
Sep.25USAI'll Be Home For ChristmasProvident


(June 6, 2001, Thanks to Guylain Jean)
(May 5, 2001)

Release date, July 10, 2001
30 compact discs (29 music plus one interview disc) in a blue suede box.
Bonus: First day of issue (January 8, 1993) Elvis stamped RCA envelope.
  1. A Hundred Years From Now
  2. Afternoon in the Garden
  3. Amazing Grace (2-CD)
  4. Best of Artist of the Century
  5. Burning Love
  6. Can't Help Falling in Love - The Hollywood Hits
  7. The Complete 50's Masters (5-CD)
  8. From Elvis in Memphis
  9. If Every Day Was Like Christmas
  10. Love Songs
  11. Memories (2-CD)
  12. Million Dollar Quartet
  13. On Stage
  14. Pot Luck
  15. Promised Land
  16. Rhythm & Country - Essential Elvis 5
  17. Something for Everybody
  18. Such a Night - Essential Elvis 6
  19. That's The Way It Is (3-CD)
  20. Tiger Man
  21. Tomorrow is a Long Time
  22. * Interview disc

(June 6, 2001)
(Feb. 2, 2001, Thanks to Rick Hoganson)
(Jan.17, 2001) (Dec.21-22, 2000)

Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series
(Provident Music Distribution)
"Lead Me Guide Me"
Release date, July 24, 2001
  1. He Touched Me
  2. Help Me
  3. You'll Never Walk Alone
  4. Seeing Is Believing
  5. If That Isn't Love
  6. Oh Happy Day
  7. I, John
  8. Bosom Of Abraham
  9. Lead Me Guide Me
  10. Take My Hand Precious Lord
  11. Oh How I Love Jesus
  12. Show Me Thy Ways, Oh Lord
  13. Hide Thou Me
  14. Sing You Children
"It Is No Secret"
Release date, July 24, 2001
  1. Peace In The Valley
  2. I've Got A Feeling In My Body
  3. I Believe
  4. It Is No Secret
  5. Somebody Bigger Than You And I
  6. Farther Along
  7. Mansion Over The Hilltop
  8. Without Him
  9. Where Could I Go But To The Lord
  10. By And By
  11. If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
  12. Where No One Stands Alone
  13. We Call On Him
  14. He
"Nearer My God To Thee"
Release date, March 13, 2001
  1. Amazing Grace
  2. An Evening Prayer
  3. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus /
    Nearer My God To Thee
  4. There Is No God But God
  5. Reach Out To Jesus
  6. Put Your Hand In The Hand
  7. We Call On Him
  8. Where No One Stands Alone
  9. Run On
  10. Only Believe
  11. Stand By Me
  12. Milky White Way
  13. Let Us Pray
  14. If We Never Meet Again
"He Is My Everything"
Release date, March 13, 2001
  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. His Hand in Mine
  3. He Is My Everything
  4. In My Father's House
  5. Known Only To Him
  6. Joshua Fit The Battle
  7. He knows Just What I Need
  8. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
  9. I've Got Confidence
  10. Working On The Building
  11. Crying In The Chapel
  12. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
  13. In The Garden
  14. The Lord's Prayer
"I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Release date, October 9, 2001
  1. Silent Night
  2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  3. On A Snowy Christmas Night
  4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  5. If Every Day Was Like Christmas
  6. Blue Christmas
  7. It Won't Seem Like Christmas
  8. Silver Bells
  9. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day
  10. White Christmas
  11. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees
  12. The First Noel
  13. O Come All Ye Faithful
  14. Christmas Message From Elvis
    (with The Jordanaires/Choir/Silent Night)

(June 1, 2001, Thanks to Paul Dowling of Worldwide Elvis)


WORLDWIDE ELVIS can now reveal that we will be offering an incredible colored vinyl box set of 23 singles with original picture covers (front and backs!) beginning July 31 or before!!!
This INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL wooden box will contain RED VINYL reproductions of 18 original U.S. RCA 45RPM singles PLUS repros (also on RED VINYL) of the 5 FUN singles - all with LEGITIMATE picture covers (designed by the WWELVIS graphic designer Jimmy C!) for the first time!! This set is LIMITED and we are not using that word loosely!! Go to Worldwide Elvis for more details!

(May 17, 2001, Thanks to Kevan Budd)

I have read on DCC postings from one of their producers that "24 Karat Hits, Vol. 2" is now put on hold due to the fact that BMG have retired 50% of their tapes.
Also on Worldwide Elvis it says the BMG release for next year "The Real Elvis! The Ultimate Rock'n' Roll Collection" has been cancelled.

(May 13, 2001, Thanks to K.Suzuki)

(Mar. 16, 2001)
(Mar.9, Feb.27, Feb. 15, 2001. Thanks to K.Suzuki)

3 Elvis CD's will be released in Japan on May 23.
The Live Greatest Hits (BVCM-31071)

  1. Blue Suede Shoes
  2. Heartbreak Hotel
  3. Jailhouse Rock
  4. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  5. One Night
  6. I've Lost You
  7. I just can't Help Believin'
  8. Kentucky Rain
  9. In The Ghetto
  10. Don't Cry Daddy
  11. The Wonder Of You (unreleased live)
  12. Polk Salad Annie
  13. Suspicious Minds
  14. All Shock Up
  15. Hound Dog
  16. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  17. Until It's Time For You To Go
  18. Burning Love
  19. American Trilogy
  20. A Big Hunk Of Love
  21. Can't Help Falling In Love
Rhythm & Blues (BVCM-31072)

    TRACK LISTING (Selected by Kikuo Suzuki)
  1. Mystery Train
  2. I Got A Woman
  3. My Baby Left Me
  4. Hound Dog (live)
  5. One Night Of Sin
  6. When It Rains, It Really Pours
  7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  8. Trouble
  9. Like A Baby
  10. Reconsider Baby
  11. I Feel So Bad
  12. Little Sister
  13. Down In The Alley
  14. Big Boss Man
  15. Hi-Heel Sneakers
  16. Baby What You Want Me To Do (live)
  17. Stranger In My Own Home Town
  18. Power Of My Love
  19. What'd I Say (live)
  20. See See Rider (live)
  21. Merry Christmas Baby
  22. I Got A Feeling In My Body
  23. Steamroller Blues (live)
  24. Shake A Hand
Country Rock (BVCM-31073)

    TRACK LISTING (Selected by Kenta Hagiwara)
  1. U.S. Male
  2. Wearin' That Loved On Look
  3. A Little Bit Of Green
  4. Gentle On My Mind
  5. From A Jack To A King
  6. I'll Hold You In My Heart
  7. Kentucky Rain
  8. Polk Salad Annie (live)
  9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (live)
  10. The Fool
  11. It Ain't No Big Thing
  12. I Really Don't Want To Know
  13. Faded Love
  14. Funny How Time Slips Away
  15. Help Me Make It Through The Night
  16. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (live)
  17. Find Out What's Happening
  18. I've Got A Thing About You baby
  19. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
  20. Talk About The Good Times
  21. There's A Honky Tonk Angel
  22. I Can Help
  23. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
  24. He'll Have To Go

(May 12, 2001, Thanks to Claudia of The Presley Family )

Jerry Scheff's New CD

Ron Tutt - Drums
Glen D. Hardin - Piano & Clavinet
James Burton - Lead Guitar
Jerry Scheff - Bass & Rhythm Guitar
Al Perkins - Rhythm Guitar
Terry Mike Jeffery - Lead Vocals
Michael Stanton - Lead Vocal, "Living In Paradise"
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar, "Fire Down Below 1976"
Jason Scheff - Background Vocal
Bill Champlin - Background Vocal
The Sweet Inspirations - Background Vocals

Hi! This is Jerry Scheff.

Here's my new CD called, "Fire Down Below".
To my knowledge, "Fire Down Below" was the last song Elvis Presley worked on in a studio situation. He never completed the vocal.
Being that I wrote the song, I was naturally disappointed. So twenty-five years later, the TCB band with Terry Mike Jeffery singing lead, got together and recorded it along with some other songs of mine.
Making this CD has been a labor of love.

Thank you,

ジェリー・シェフのCD、 "FIRE DOWN BELOW" が発売されました。 興味のある方は こちらへ

(Apr. 14, 2001, Thanks to Paul Dowling of World Wide Elvis)
(Apr. 1, 2001, Thanks to Paul Dowling of World Wide Elvis)

- Unfortunately, we just learned yesterday from Michael Omansky of BMG New York that this legal situation with Joe has also affected the upcoming WORLDWIDE ELVIS - ELVIS:FIRST TIME EVER CD / book project! At this time, BMG does not want to sanction a CD release that would be sold along with a book by an author (Joe Tunzi) who is currently in lititation with the Estate so, as of today, this project has been put on hold! We hope to have more information as to its' future next week or a new alternative plan!! STAY TUNED!!!

More updates soon.
Paul Dowling (13 APR 2001)

CDブック "ELVIS: FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER" について、 ジョー・タンジの本と BMGのCDを セットで売ってはならぬと EPEから 横槍が入りました。


NEW U.S. BMG CD + Joe Tunzi photo book!!
- Finally we can reveal an EXCLUSIVE brand new WORLDWIDE ELVIS U.S. package that will be released in June - ELVIS: FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

It will contain a special 12 track CD (made by BMG New York!!) and a 96 page photo book by Joe Tunzi! The CD features songs that have NEVER BEEN ON CD BEFORE, taken either from the original RCA vinyl or cassette masters. The new Joe Tunzi book (also with the same title and cover as the CD) is published by WORLDWIDE ELVIS and is ONLY AVAILABLE from us! Joe will NOT be selling it! It will contain all new photos NEVER SEEN BEFORE. Joe has gone out of his way to make this his BEST BOOK EVER!!

- Regular price for both CD and book will be $69.95 but the PRE PUBLICATION PRICE (before May 15) is $59.95 (the regular retail price of most of Joe's books!!)

BONUS!! There will also be a special 3 track promotional premium CD with songs NOT on the regular 12 tracker. For complete information please see the FIRST TIME EVER page

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or wish to order.

Paul Dowling (941)346 1930 (wwelvis@home.com)

( CD Cancelled )


    TRACK LISTING ( CD Cancelled )
  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (March 15, 1971, Extended Version)
  2. It Hurts Me (June 20, 1968, Alternate Take)
  3. Let Yourself Go (June 20, 1968, Alternate Take)
  4. Let It Be Me (Feb. 15, 1970, Live Version)
  5. Always On My Mind (March 30, 1972, Overdubbed "This Is Elvis" Version)
  6. An American Trilogy (April 9, 1972, Overdubbed "This Is Elvis" Version)
  7. Don't Cry Daddy (Feb. 17 , 1970, Live Version)
  8. A Big Hunk O' Love (Feb. 16, 1972, Live Version)
  9. It's Only Love (May 20, 1971, Extended Version)
  10. Fool (March 28, 1972, Extended Version)
  11. ???
  12. ???

(Apr. 3, 2001)
(Jan. 22, 2001)

Released on April 1st.
ELVIS EASTER SPECIAL (Follow That Dream #10, 074321-84215-2)
  1. March Of Dimes 57
  2. It Is No Secret (Take 12)
  3. He Knows Just What I Need (Take 1)
  4. Mansion Over The Hilltop (Take 1)
  5. Joshua Fit The Battle (Take 1)
  6. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (Take 2-3)
  7. Known Only To Him (Take 1-2)
  8. Run On (Take 2)
  9. Stand By Me (Take 2)
  10. So High (Take 2)
  11. Somebody Bigger Than You And I (Take 12)
  12. We Call On Him (Take 4-5)
  13. Saved (Take 1)
  14. An Evening Prayer (Take 2)
  15. Seeing Is Believin' (Take 4)
  16. There Is No God But God (Take 1-2)
  17. He Is My Everything (Take 1)
  18. Bosom Of Abrahaham (Take 7)
  19. I Got A Feeling In My Body (Take 6-7)
  20. If That Isn't Love (Take 2-6-7)

(Mar. 16, 2001)

BMG-Japan Special Promo 45 vinyl
Teddy Bear / Baby I Don't Care

(large image)
まだ遅くない。 第2弾 ペーパースリーブ・ コレクション・ CD 10枚を 買って、 「テディ・ベア」の シングル版を 貰いましょう。

(Mar. 6, 2001)

The Roots of Presley

Catfish Records (UK)

Release Date;
26 Mar. 2001

  1. I Love You Because; Leon Payne
  2. That's All Right; Arthur Crudup
  3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky; Bill Monroe
  4. Tomorrow Night; Lonnie Johnson
  5. Just Because; The Shelton Brothers
  6. Good Rockin' Tonight; Wynonnie Harris
  7. My Baby Left Me; Arthur Crudup
  8. Down By The Riverside; Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  9. Little Cabin On The Hill; Bill Monroe
  10. Precious Lord; The Golden Gate Quartet
  11. I Need You So; Ivory Joe Hunter
  12. So Glad You're Mine; Arthur Crudup
  13. Frankie And Johnny; Jimmie Rodgers
  14. I'm Movin' On; Hank Snow
  15. Faded Love; Bob Wills
  16. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Hank Williams
  17. See See Rider; Wea Bea Booze
  18. Aura Lee; The Shelton Brothers
  19. Milk Cow Blues; Johnnie Lee Wills
  20. Old Shep; Red Foley
  21. Blueberry Hill; Gene Autry

(Mar. 2, 2001)
(Jan.22, 2001)
(Dec.29, 2000) (Dec. 8, 2000)

Release Date, March 1, 2001
"6363 SUNSET" (Follow That Dream #9, 074321-84214-2)

Order it from
Elvis Unlimited
    (Mar.28-29, 1972)
  1. Always On My Mind (take 3)
  2. Burning Love (take 2)
  3. For The Good Times (take 3)
  4. Where Do You Go From Here (take 6)
  5. Fool (take 1)
  6. It's A Matter Of Time (alt.take)

    (Rehearsal, Mar.30-31, 1972)

  7. See See Rider (take 2)
  8. Until It's Time For You To Go
  9. A Big Hunk O Love (take 2)
  10. All Shook Up
  11. Heartbreak Hotel
  12. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
  13. Can't Help Falling In Love

    (Mar.11-12 1975)

  14. Green, Green. Grass Of Home (take 2-3)
  15. Susan When She Tried (take 1-2)
  16. And I Love You So (take 1)
  17. Bringing It Back (take 2-3)
  18. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (take 1)
  19. Shake A Hand (take 2)

(Feb.27, 2001)

New Danish Elvis CD
Denmark is releasing thier own CD, Greatest Hits. This is first Denmark only release since Danske Single Hits in 1992. This will be a double CD, with tracks from Love Me Tender to Always On My Mind. We'll offer this CD for only 139.- DKK + Postage. It will be released on March 28th only 3 days before our Convention in Randers. A lot of promotion material will be produced and there will also be TV Commercials etc.
A special promotion CD with one track, Are You Lonesome Tonight? will be made in very small quantities (300).
You may order it here: Greatesthits@elvispresley.dk

Henrik Knudsen, Elvis Unlimited

(Feb. 9, 2001, Cover image added)
(Feb. 4, 2001, Thanks to Deelen of Elvis Unlimited)

T.K.O. Magnum (UK) is releasing the 2 CD-set
PLAYING WITH FIRE (CDMF 501) on Feb. 23.
This set was released in the states last year as GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT - THE EVOLUTION OF ELVIS PRESLEY and contains all known recordings of Elvis' Louisiana Hayride appearances.

(Feb. 4, 2001)

"3000 Miles To Graceland" (Original Soundtrack Album)

Release Date: February 20, 2001

Tracks; Killing Time ((Hed) P.E.); It's Gonna Kill Me (Filter); Bleeder (Nothingface); Mansion On The Hill (A3); Smartbomb (BT); In 2 Deep (Kenny Wayne Shepherd); Who's Your Uncle (Uncle Kracker); Come In Hard (Hardnox); New Disease (Spineshank); Angel Dust (Bender); Vapor Trail (Crystal Method); Loaded Gun (Hednoize); Franklin's Requiem (George S. Clinton); Such A Night (Elvis Presley)

(Feb. 2, 2001, Thanks to Rick Hoganson)
(Jan.17, 2001)
(Dec.22, 2000) (Dec.21, 2000)

Provident Music Distribution and RCA to Debut Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series in March

Provident Music Distribution and RCA, through a special offering exclusive to the Christian retail and gift markets, are making available an unparalleled collection of Elvis' best inspirational and gospel works. The project, Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series, will ultimately consist of five discs for a total of over fifty-six irreplaceable rare recordings performed by Elvis during his history-making career. The first two releases in this landmark series, entitled Nearer My God to Thee and He Is My Everything, will be available at Christian retailers, gift and specialty markets nationwide beginning March 13, 2001.

"Long-time fans of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley know that the artist had a deep love for his Gospel music roots," reflects Don Noes, sr. vice president of Provident Music Distribution. "However, few realize just how long-standing and powerful the connection is. In fact, despite Elvis' unparalleled success as a mainstream star, the only coveted GRAMMY awards he ever received were for his gospel recordings and live performances."

"This is an exciting opportunity for Christian music fans and fans of Elvis to experience the important gospel works of the undisputable king of rock 'n' roll," continues Noes. "Elvis's distinguished career was marked by the award winning songs heard in this never before offered series."

"We are excited to have the opportunity to bring the power of Elvis Presley's gospel music into the Christian market through Provident," explained RCA Records senior vice president Mike Omansky. "This series will help us reach a new and wider audience, for an artist whose sales continue to increase year by year. The titles bring out the essence of Elvis and his love for gospel music, and will surely connect with the hearts of consumers."

Over the span of his career, Elvis recorded well over eighty gospel songs, many of which have long gone unheard even by the most dedicated collectors of Elvis music. Both the Nearer My God to Thee and He Is My Everything discs will contain fourteen songs, including such Gospel and Inspirational classics as "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," "In the Garden," and "The Lord's Prayer," performed in the unmistakable vocal style of a true music legend.

Provident Music Distribution will be supporting Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series through national advertising, radio giveaways, Elvis "Blue Suede" counter displays, and a variety of Internet promotions and contests. The presentation of Nearer My God to Thee and He Is My Everything to retailers will begin the week of Elvis's 66th birthday, which is Jan. 8. The next release in the series is slated for late June and a Christmas release is slated for late September.

For more information, contact:
Rick Hoganson
Ph/Fax: (615) 459-9870/9907

Provident Music の発表では、 来年3月 発売の CD "He Is My Everything" と "Nearer My God to Thee" は 「エルヴィス・ プレスリー・ ゴスペル・ シリーズ」として 発売される 5枚の内の 最初の 2枚で、6月 及び9月にも ゴスペル・ クリスマス CDの 発売が 予定されています。

(Feb. 1, 2001)

New Release from Time-Life Music
The Heroes Of Rock 'n' Roll Collection
"The Very Best Of Elvis Presley"

(Product Number: 9926)

    Disc 1
  1. Teddy Bear
  2. His Latest Flame
  3. Devil In Disguise
  4. A Big Hunk O' Love
  5. All Shook Up
  6. Baby Let's Play House
  7. Blue Suede Shoes
  8. Burning Love
  9. Don't Be Cruel
  10. Good Luck Charm
  11. Good Rockin' Tonight
  12. Hard Headed Woman
  13. Heartbreak Hotel
  14. Hound Dog
  15. Jailhouse Rock
    Disc 2
  1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  2. Little Sister
  3. Money Honey (unreleased version)
  4. My Baby Left Me
  5. One Night
  6. One Night Of Sin
  7. Ready Teddy
  8. Return To Sender
  9. See See Rider (unreleased version)
  10. Stuck On Your
  11. That's All Right
  12. Promised Land
  13. Too Much
  14. Viva Las Vegas
  15. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

(Jan. 22, 2001, Thanks to Anthony Britch)

A New Gospel CD released from Green Hill Music.
"Elvis Presley: The Gospel Songs"
  • In the Garden
  • Farther Along
  • Peace in the Valley
  • Where Could I Go But to the Lord
  • It Is No Secret
  • If That Isn't Love
  • His Hand in Mine
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • Who Am I?
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Amazing Grace


E-mail to lmt@rrm.co.jp (Love Me Tender)

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