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Elvis / Prince From Another Planet

Elvis / Prince From Another Planet

Elvis Presley’s New York City shows at Madison Square Garden in June 1972 are celebrated in a new 40th anniversary 2CD+DVD deluxe ‘Legacy’ edition release from RCA/Sony Music.

Prince From Another Planet (the name taken from a New York Times headline about the concerts) contains two hour long performances from the weekend of concerts. CD two reprises the Saturday night show in its entirety, some 20 songs (plus introductions) originally issued on LP on June 18, 1972, just eight days after the concert took place. CD one reprises the (slightly longer) Saturday afternoon show, some 23 songs (plus introductions), originally issued for the first time 25 years later in 1997, on CD.

Accompanying the two CDs is a bonus DVD that presents unseen footage of the Saturday afternoon show, captured on hand-held camera by a fan, and the press conference that took place on Friday afternoon before the big weekend (Elvis was accompanied by Colonel Tom Parker and his father, Vernon Presley).

It is worth noting that this 2CD+DVD Legacy edition contains newly remixed versions of the Madison Square Gardens recordings (by New York engineer Michael Brauer) whereas a standard 2CD audio-only version contains the original mixes (1982 and 1997).

A 5,000-word essay written by Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye is included within the booklet. Kaye is an appropriate commentator having actually covered the press conference and the concerts for Cavalier magazine in the ’70s.

Prince From Another Planet Legacy Edition will be released on 12 November 2012.

Track listings:

Disc 1: The afternoon show recorded June 10, 1972 (originally issued April 1997, as An Afternoon In the Garden, RCA 67457-2):

Selections: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) • 2. That’s All Right • 3. Proud Mary • 4. Never Been To Spain • 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me • 6. Until It’s Time For You To Go • 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ • 8. Polk Salad Annie • 9. Love Me • 10. All Shook Up • 11. Heartbreak Hotel • 12. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel • 13. Love Me Tender • 14. Blue Suede Shoes • 15. Reconsider Baby • 16. Hound Dog • 17. I’ll Remember You • 18. Suspicious Minds • 19. Introductions by Elvis • 20. For The Good Times • 21. American Trilogy • 22. Funny How Time Slips Away • 23. I Can’t Stop Loving You • 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love • 25. End Theme (Orchestra).

Disc 2: The evening show recorded June 10, 1972 (originally issued June 18, 1972, as Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden, RCA LSP 4776):

Selections: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) • 2. That’s All Right • 3. Proud Mary • 4. Never Been To Spain • 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me • 6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ • 7. Polk Salad Annie • 8. Love Me • 9. All Shook Up • 10. Heartbreak Hotel • 11. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel • 12. Love Me Tender • 13. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) • 14. Introductions by Elvis • 15. Hound Dog • 16. Suspicious Minds • 17. For The Good Times • 18. American Trilogy • 19. Funny How Time Slips Away • 20. I Can’t Stop Loving You • 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love • 22. End Theme (Orchestra).

Disc 3 (DVD): 1. Afternoon show filmed June 10, 1972 (approx. 1 hour) • 2. Afternoon press conference held June 9, 1972 (approx. 20 minutes).

Band:

  • Guitar: James Burton
  • Guitar: John Wilkinson
  • Guitar & Vocals: Charlie Hodge
  • Bass: Jerry Scheff
  • Drums: Ronnie Tutt
  • Piano: Glen D. Hardin

with:

  • Vocals: J.D.Sumner & The Stamps
  • Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
  • Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland
  • The Joe Malin Orchestra conducted by Joe Guercio

Elvis Presley / Prince From Another Planet Legacy Edition

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One response to Elvis / Prince From Another Planet

  1. LedMan says:

    I’ve been debating about getting this and curious if it has slots to store the discs? If that’s the case then hopefully I can use Japanese CD inner sleeves to protect the discs and hopefully the cutout slots are wide enough to slide the discs in.

    Paul, I really enjoy reading the info here. I look forward to the email updates and read all of them even if I’m not interested in collecting that artists/bands material.

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