Writing For The King - book

This massive book features on 400 pages more than 140 interviews with songwriters and composers, whose work was recorded by Elvis Presley. The first CD features professional multi-track recordings, wich were taped at the International Hotel and respectively the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, while the second disc features original demo versions. Itís got to be said, but the first disc does not match the theme of the book and is only included as a merchandising appeal. The book was written by Ken Sharp and published in November 2006.
Value: 90 - 125 US$

Writing For The King - disc #1
Writing For The King - disc #2

DISC ONE
THE RECORDINGS - ELVIS PRESLEY

(1) Blue Suede Shoes   
(2) I Got A Woman 
(3) All Shook Up 
(4) Love Me Tender
(5) Jailhouse Rock / Donít Be Cruel  
(6) Heartbreak Hotel
(7) Hound Dog 
(8) Words
(9) Yesterday / Hey Jude
(10) In The Ghetto
(11) Donít Cry Daddy 
(12) Polk Salad Annie 
(13) Kentucky Rain  
(14) Walk A Mile In My Shoes   
(15) Something
(16) Youíve Lost That Loviní Feeliní
(17) I Just Canít Help Believiní
(18) Never Been To Spain
(19) Love Me
(20) Teddy Bear / Donít Be Cruel
(21) A Big Hunk Oí Love
(22) Suspicious Minds
(23) Canít Help Falling In Love

Tracks 1-7 & 22-23 recorded on August 24, 1969 during the midnight show.
Tracks 8 & 9 recorded on August 25, 1969
during the dinner show.
Track 10 recorded on August 25, 1969
during the midnight show.
Tracks 11-12 & 14 recorded on February 16, 1970 during the dinner show.
Track 13 recorded on February 17, 1970
during the dinner show.
Tracks 15 & 16 recorded on August 11, 1970 during the dinner show.
Track 17 recorded on August 13, 1970
during the dinner show.
Tracks 18-21 recorded on February 14, 1972
during the midnight show.

DISC TWO
THE DEMOS - VARIOUS ARTISTS

(1) Heartbreak Hotel (Glenn Reeves)    
(2) Teddy Bear (Otis Blackwell) 
(3) Donít Ask Me Why (Jimmy Breedlove)
(4) Hard Headed Woman (Jimmy Breedlove)
(5) Trouble (unknown singer)
(6) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
(6) (Gus Coletti)  
(7) Pocketful Of Rainbows (Jimmy Breedlove)
(8) No More (Don Robertson)
(9) His Latest Flame (Mort Shuman)
(10) Good Luck Charm (Robert Moseley)
(11) Devil In Disguise (Bill Giant)
(12) Viva Las Vegas (Mort Shuman)
(13) Címon Everybody (Bob Johnston)
(14) Kissiní Cousins (Malcolm Dodd)
(15) My Desert Serenade (Kenny Karen)
(16) Could I Fall In Love (Malcolm Dodd)
(17) The Love Machine (Gerald Nelson)
(18) Clambake (Winfield Scott / alternate song)
(19) Weariní That Loved On Look
(19) (Dallas Frazier)
(20) Iíve Lost You (Peter Lee Sterling)
(21) The Next Step Is Love (Paul Evans)
(22) Mary In The Morning (J. Cymbal)
(23) Burning Love (Dennis Linde)
(24) T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Jerry Chesnut)
(25) Raised On Rock (Mark James)
(26) Way Down (Layng Martine Jr.)

The names in the parathesises indicate the performing artists and not the composers, but in some cases, the composers are performing their songs by themself.

These demo versions do not feature any involvement by Elvis Presley.

You can find an original acetate of
Don Robertsonís demo version for
I Met Her Today in the vinyl section.

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