Unreleased Elvis Presley Tracks Get A Release Date | Music | Entertainment

The anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, August 16, is just days away. The King was found in the bathroom of his home, Graceland, in 1977 after suffering cardiac arrest.

To commemorate this anniversary 45 years later, it’s officially Elvis week. And the star’s estate has now announced exciting new content for the singer’s devoted fans.

The Elvis On Tour box set is set to hit stores later this year to show off some of the king’s best work to date.

The seven-disc set includes digital and physical configurations of various audio selections from the star’s career.

Six of the discs are filled with music, many of which are premieres of “unreleased Elvis concerts and studio rehearsals”.

The audio discs include previously unreleased recordings of Elvis’ live performances at the Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia; Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia; Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina and Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas.

Disc five gives fans a real insight into Elvis’ musical process.

It includes the complete rehearsals for the tour, which were recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, California on March 30 and 31, 1972.

This disc is composed “mostly of unreleased tracks in addition to previously available performances”.

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The box set also contains a fascinating set of behind-the-scenes “liner notes” from Jerry Schilling – a close friend of Elvis and member of the Memphis mob.

The collection also includes an “illuminating essay” by rock historian Warren Zanes.

He said, “The Elvis On Tour period setlists and performances bring in a rare thing: a fifties legend working in the early seventies who was still taking his audience to new places.”

Zane added: “The main band, including Ronnie Tutt, James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge, the Sweet Inspirations, JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, and an orchestra led by Joe Guercio, had arrived. to a place where Elvis could inject spontaneity, allowing arena shows to have a measure of the unexpected.”

Zane called 1972 “the climax of Elvis’ career”.

He said, “1972 was the year the artist most fully revealed what he wanted to do with the creative energy such a comeback unleashed.”

Pre-order the Elvis On Tour box set HERE.

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