THE CAFE EUROPA SESSIONS
The Latest MRS Release is OUT NOW (April 2011)
By Lee Dawson
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The latest M.R.S release is out now and is in my opinion, the best release from the
label to date. The 4 CD/100 page book package contains all 11 masters originally
released on the U.S.
'G.I. Blues' soundtrack album in 1960 (the master for
'Tonight Is All Right For Love' is not included), this time presented in the order
they were recorded in the studio.

This new collection boasts 150 previously unreleased outtakes with most of the
studio banter uncut and all presented in chronological order spread across 4 discs.
While alternate takes previously released by RCA/SONY over the last 50 years are
missing from this collection.

If you're expecting the sound to be no better than what we've had previously on the
bootlegs from 'Tulsa Records' or 'Bilko' then you're in for a very pleasant surprise.

Right from the off,
'Shoppin Around' sounds so very clear, as do all the masters
and outtakes. You can hear Elvis singing right down from his gut on these newly
re-mastered recordings which are all transferred and processed in 24bit 192k
stereo.

The book included is a fantastic companion to the music featured on the 4 discs
and has many rare images of Elvis on the set, promotional stuff and movie stills.
Other little visual treats is the original contract for the movie, lobby cards, posters,
song books, memorabilia and record covers. The books content is split into 6
chapters; Introduction, Plot, Production Notes, Recording Sessions, Publicity and the
Tracklisting. A couple of other little attractions are firsthand accounts by Jordanaires bass singer, Ray Walker and song writer, Sid Tepper (G.I. Blues;
Shoppin Around). The Recording Sessions is 22 pages of information and 23 great photos taken during the session and a couple of tape legends as well.

'Elvis G.I. Blues - The Cafe Europa Sessions' (MRS10027460) is another outstanding release from the Memphis Recording Service team. As an Elvis
fan I want to say THANK YOU for doing a marvellous job and for being the only public domain record label to bring out quality/interesting products and I for
one hope there will be more to come. If I were SONY, I'd be looking at bringing MRS Producer Joseph Pirzada on board to bring fresh ideas for the Elvis
releases of the future.
Disc 1 The Masters:
101. Shoppin´ Around
102. Didja´ Ever
103. Doin´ The Best I Can
104. G.I. Blues
105. Frankfort Special
106. Tonight Is So Right For Love
107. Big Boots
108. What´s She Really Like
109. Blue Suede Shoes
110. Wooden Heart
111. Pocketful Of Rainbows

The Sessions:
112. Shoppin´ Around  (Instrumental AO Takes 1,2)
113. Shoppin´ Around (Instrumental AO Take 4)
114. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, BO Takes 2,4,6 - 9)
115. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, BO Take 10) complete
116. Shoppin´ Around (Version 1, BO Take 11) complete
117. Doin´ The Best I Can (DO Takes 1,2,4,5 - 8)
118. Doin´ The Best I Can (DO Take 13) complete
119. G.I. Blues (EO Takes 2,3,4)
120. G.I. Blues (EO Take 7) complete
121. G.I. Blues (EO Takes 8 -10 Pickup)
122. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 4) complete
123. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Takes 5,6)
124. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 7) complete

CD 1 playing time: 67:16
CD 4 Studio Outtakes
401. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (HOX Takes 1 - 3,6,7)
402. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (HOX Take 8) complete
403. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (HOX Take 9)
404. Frankfort Special (Medium tempo) (HOX Take 10) complete
405. Tonight´s All Right for Love (R1O Take 1)
406. Tonight´s All Right for Love (R1O Take 5)
407. Tonight´s All Right for Love (R1O Take 6) complete [announced as 5]
408. Tonight´s All Right for Love (R1O Take 7) complete [announced as 6]
409. Tonight´s All Right for Love (R1O Take 9) complete [announced as 8]
410. Tonight’s All Right for Love (R1O Take 10) [announced as 9]
411. Tonight’s All Right for Love (R1O Takes 11, 12) 11=complete [announced as 10, 11]
412. Tonight’s All Right for Love (R1O Takes 13, 16) 13=complete [13 announced as 12]
413. Tonight’s All Right for Love (R2O Insert) (Takes 1, 2)
414. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (MOX Takes 1 - 5)
415. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version) (MOX Take 6)
416. Big Boots (Slow 2nd Version Insert) (M2OX Takes 1 - 4)
417. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instrumental) (RO Takes 1 - 3)
418. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instrumental) (RO Take 4)
419. Tonight’s All Right for Love (Instrumental) (RO Take 5)

Bonus:
420. UK Radio Spot 1
421. UK Radio Spot 2
422. UK Radio Spot 3
423. UK Radio Spot 4
424. Australia Radio Spot 1
425. Australia Radio Spot 2
426. Movie Trailer 1 (Soundtrack)
427. Movie Trailer 2 (Soundtrack)

CD 4 Playing Time: 45:05
TOTAL 4 CD RUNNING TIME: 4 hours 9 minutes 47 seconds

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ELVIS: G.I. BLUES - THE CAFE EUROPA SESSIONS
Tracklistings
CD 3 Studio Outtakes
301. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat)  (Insert) (GO Take 20)
302. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat)  (Insert) (GO Take 21)
303. What's She Really Like (Different Key&Beat)  (Insert) (GO Take 22)
304. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 1)
305. Blue Suede Shoes (PO Take 1) complete
306. Wooden Heart (QO Take 4) complete
307. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 3) complete
308. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 4 - 6)
309. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 7) complete
310. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 8) complete
311. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 9) complete
312. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 10) complete
313. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 11,12) 12=complete
314. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 13,14) 14=complete
315. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 17) complete
316. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 18,19)
317. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 20) complete
318. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 21,23,24)
319. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Takes 25,26) 25=complete
320. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NO Take 28) complete
321. Big Boots (Mid Tempo) (M1OX Take 2) complete
322. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (BOX Takes 1 - 3,6) 2=complete
323. Shoppin´ Around (Version 2) (BOX Take 7) complete
324. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NOX Take 1)
325. Pocketful Of Rainbows (NOX Take 2) complete

CD 3 Playing Time: 63:44
CD 2: Studio Outtakes
April 27, 1960
201. What´s She Really Like (GO Takes 1 - 4)
202. What´s She Really Like (GO Take 5) complete
203. Frankfort Special (HO Takes 1,3 - 7) 7=complete
204. Frankfort Special (HO Take 8) complete
205. Frankfort Special (HO Takes 9 -12)
206. Frankfort Special (HO Take 13) complete
207. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 8) complete
208. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 9) complete
209. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 10)
210. Tonight Is So Right For Love (FO Take 11) complete
211. Whistling Blues (Instrumental JO Take 1)
212. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (KO Takes 1 - 3)
213. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Music & Chorus) (KO Take 4) complete
214. Big Boots (Fast Version) (M1O Take 2) complete
215. Big Boots (Fast Version) (M1O Take 3) complete
216. Big Boots (Fast Version) (M1O Take 4) complete
217. Big Boots (Fast Version) (M1O Take 5) complete
218. Big Boots (Fast Version) (M1O Take 6, 7)
219. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (MO Take 1) complete
220. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (MO Take 2) complete
221. Big Boots (Slow 1st Version) (MO Take 4) complete
222. What´s She Really Like (GO Takes 6 -10)
223. What´s She R eally Like (GO Take 11) complete
224. What´s She Really Like (GO Takes 12,13) 13=complete
225. What´s She Really Like (GO Takes 14 – 16)
226. What's She Really Like (Different Key & Beat) (Take 17-18)
227. What's She Really Like (Different Key & Beat) (Take 19) complete

CD 2 Playing Time: 73:51
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