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Elvis: '68 Comeback Special' 5 CD/2 Blu-Ray, 80-page book in hardshell slipcase

Sony Music release of 'Elvis '68 Comeback Special' | 50th Anniversary 5 CD / 2 Blu-Ray, 80-page book housed in hardshell slipcase Boxset. This definitive box-set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV special that helped Elvis Presley reclaim the title of 'The King Of Rock and Roll'. The original special included spirited 'sit-down' performances with Elvis and original band members Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana plus then-new material, including the classic 'If I Can Dream'. The 5CD/2Blu-Ray box set offers all previously released audiovisual material from the special including rare outtakes, plus deluxe book with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making of the program. 12" 12" Deluxe box set. Pre-order now.
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Elvis: 'Stax Power' Spliced Takes CD

CMT stays close to their 'Spliced Take' concept on this new release, although this is an album which stands on its own. While editing this album they have made all songs 'blending in' so you will get the feeling as if you are in the actual session with no pauses. All tracks from the 'Stax Sessions' have been included in this 2 CD set. One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of 'Sweet Angeline' which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland, Other must haves are longer intro's for 'Just A Little Bit' and 'I Got A Feeling in My Body' and a new ending for 'It's Midnight'. Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in. If you liked the previous CMT releases you will LOVE this one, and we guarantee it will not leave your player before (and after) 2019!!

Elvis: 'Wonderful Winter Wonderland' Spliced Takes CD

Elvis: 'Wonderful Winter Wonderland' is a spliced take special release and is another winner in the great series and needs no further introduction. One thing we do want to mention is the newly created 'harmony' version of 'The Wonderful World of Christmas', although there are no outtakes available the CMT team managed to make a very different sounding track, where even the vocal ending is far different then the master take! Also just listen to the newly overdubbed version of 'Merry Christmas Baby' which has been re-created from THREE different overdub versions. All the other tracks are spliced very well, with longer intros.

Elvis' Sun 45rpm 7" (inch) replica singles

A strictly low number of 250 sets have been produced of Elvis' Sun 45rpm 7" (inch) replica singles. With the same of last year's release of the 10" (78rpm) version, each of the 5 Sun 45rpm replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and is by far the most original Sun replicas made to date. Not only are all the labels perfect (as the original in size, color and accuracy), the sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound (including That's All Right) pressed on heavy stock vinyl. The singles come in the same type brown paper sleeves as sold with the original releases. Pre-order now from www.elvispresleyshop.com before they are sold out!!

Elvis Presley Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today in a special ceremony at the White House. The posthumous award bestowed by President Trump is, along with the Congressional Gold Medal the highest civilian award in the United States. It recognizes those people who have made 'an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors'. The medal was established by President Truman in 1945 to recognize notable service in the war. In 1963, President Kennedy reintroduced it as an honor for distinguished civilian service in peacetime.
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Elvis: 'For LP Fans Only' 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album

At last! Elvis: 'For LP Fans Only' finally gets the full Follow That Dream (FTD) Classic Album release! This legendary album released in 1959 while Elvis was serving his time for the US Army in Germany, now features bonus tracks including RADIO and TV performances from the '50s and the quality highlights from the recently discovered Bad Nauheim German home recordings. Great performances from the Milton Berle Show, Stage Show and the Steve Allen Show are complemented by intimate recordings of Are You Lonesome Tonight, His Hand In Mine and He Knows What I Need. Released in 7" gatefold format it also contains a 16-page booklet. 'For LP Fans Only' was nominated for best album art of 1959.
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Elvis to be given Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley is one of seven people who will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 16 by President Trump. The White House noted Elvis' accomplishments in the music industry and described him as 'an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death'. 'Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame', the news release said.
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Elvis: 'The Wild One '56' Book from FTD

Following up from the excellent 'Rebel With A Cause' Book earlier this year, Follow That Dream (FTD) will release 'The Wild One '56' by David English and Pål Granlund. The book is 228 pages and features great photographs, including 60 recently discovered shots taken from the original negatives. A bonus CD is included that features The 2nd ED Sullivan Show and The evening Tupelo Fair performance.
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Elvis: 'Holiday Season In Vegas' (Hilton Hotel '75) 2 CD Soundboard from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of Elvis: 'Holiday Season In Vegas' (Hilton Hotel '75). Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from the Hilton Holiday Season shows in December 1975 Las Vegas. The shows are 'soundboard quality' and the AUDIO has sonic imperfections. It is on the original source tape.
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'Elvis: 'Café Europa | G.I. Blues Vol. 2' limited edition 2 LP Set

Follow That Dream (FTD) Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: 'Café Europa | G.I. Blues Vol. 2' limited edition. The album contains more great outtakes from the G.I Blues soundtrack sessions. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
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Interview with legendary guitarist, Reggie Young

One of the most recorded guitar players of all time, Reggie Young has played on hundreds of hit songs in multiple genres. His career spans over 50 years and between the years 1967 thru 1971 alone his guitar was on 120 Top 40 pop and R&B hits. He's recorded with Elvis and opened for The Beatles along with playing guitar on several hundred different artists recordings, playing rockabilly, R&B, rock, pop, country and jazz with some of the greatest of all time: ... Do you have a special memory with Elvis? Well, it's all a special moment. But especially American, the one on one, when we were just sittin' around talking and you know, after the fact I look back and say, man I was just sittin' around talking to Elvis.

Elvis Presley's Elvis Country | 'He was on a different planet!'

When Elvis Presley entered the studio in June 1970, he did so as a man enjoying an unexpected third-act peak. The NBC TV special - the '68 Comeback - his record-breaking live return in Las Vegas, and a batch of sessions at Memphis' American Sound Studio resulting in the acclaimed From Elvis In Memphis album had successfully reinvigorated his career after a decade of artistic and commercial decline. Elvis arrived at RCA Studio B in Nashville wearing a flamboyant black cape and carrying a lion's head walking stick. His business, though, is to reconnect with the long-lost roots of his music; to create a remarkable album, Elvis Country. 'I was wondering', he says, 'if any of you guys would like to help me make a few phonograph records?'
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Jack Lord and Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley and Jack Lord first met on January 14, 1973 following Elvis' triumphant Aloha From Hawaii television special. Elvis made special mention that Jack was in the audience which completely 'floored' the Lords., 'One of my favorite actors is in the audience, Jack Lord, I gotta say that, you know, Hawaii 5-0'. Afterwards, they went backstage and met Elvis for the first time, and met later at The Lords home facing the ocean on the Oahu side of the island. They met again on February 10, 1973 in Las Vegas.

Review | Elvis In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada 2 CD set

... If, on the other hand, you are an Elvis fan who has not been exposed to this material very much before, then you are in for a real treat. Between the two discs on this Elvis In Person Special Edition 2 CD set, you will have at least one version of every song released from this engagement thus far. Sit back, crank it up, and enjoy!

'King Of The Whole Wide World | The Kid Galahad Sessions' 4 CD boxset

'King Of The Whole Wide World - The Kid Galahad Sessions' is a sublime 4 CD boxset with the most complete 'Kid Galahad' recording sessions ever presented, including many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono masters as well as the stereo masters! The mono sessions are presented in the best audio quality till now. Far superior to recent previous releases. Included is a neat 12-page booklet! If you are into Elvis' movie years this is a must-have.
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Elvis Sings Mort Shuman And Doc Pomus CD

Elvis Sings Mort Shuman And Doc Pomus CD . Based on the 1985 vinyl album, this stunning collection contains 19 rare and hard to outtakes from songs written by both Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus.
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Elvis: 'You Asked Me Too' Vinyl LP

After the release of 'The Swinging Sixties' (Petticoat LP 001) now it is time for the second release of the newly found Petticoat label. Elvis: 'You Asked Me Too' includes a fantastic vinyl album plus a BONUS CD album with 14 country oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1960's and 1970's! Great stuff, housed in a stunning full color sleeve and available in both GOLD and CLEAR vinyl.

Review | Promised Land FTD 2 CD Classic Album

... For all of these reasons, and many more which I could spend all day talking about: Promised Land is now my all-time favorite Elvis album. It has taken almost 35 years to get here, but it was well worth the wait! ...

Gordon Stoker talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Video Gordon Stoker talks about Elvis Presley (02:37) In this video interview Gordon Stoker - a member of The Jordanaires, shares his memories of when they first met Elvis and recording in the studio with him.

Elvis: Soundtrack Sessions CD

Elvis One presents Elvis: Soundtrack Sessions CD contains 22 tracks, with 11 tracks previously unavailable through Elvis record company. All tracks in the best possible sound quality!
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Elvis: 'Pure & Simple' Volume 2 CD

Elvis One presents volume 2 of 'Pure & Simple' - Elvis without backing vocals & overdubs, the pure sound of Elvis Presley. Original masters but also some alternate versions were used for this release. In most of the studio sessions the backing musicians were there with Elvis and Elvis was singing along with them – yet here these vocals are faded out if they were present.
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'Harum Scarum' 3 CD Boxset

Victrola label is proud to present 'Avventura In Oriente' an ultimate release of Elvis' 'Harum Scarum' movie soundtrack material. What makes this new release so special? Most of it has been released before, but never before in such pristine quality! The outtakes come from a direct copy of a DAT cassette that was made on November 1989 in New York City. It was a surprise to discover masters that we had not heard in the way before. On this DAT copy there were also other outtakes from other studio sessions. Most of these outtakes have been released before but never before have they been heard in stereo. The special feature of the Harum Scarum sessions is that the songs were recorded with two drummers that can also be heard simultaneously, this is clearly audible in the sessions. As this release deals with the year 1965, some other songs are included on this release as a bonus.

Elvis: I'm Saved DVD

I'm Saved The year is 1968. After several years of making movies without personal appearances things are about to change. This new release is purely fictional and presents Elvis Presley's Comeback Special in a totally different way; Elvis is hosting his own TV Special and tells his side of the story. Elvis talks about his career, first record and Hollywood. His personal life, tragedies, future plans and God, giving you an intimate look at his life and career in a way only he can. Including rare footage and home movies, original clips from the movies, and some cool vintage commercials from 1968! (Yes, the Big Mac also has its 50th anniversary!) Presented in 'True' widescreen for the first time! Not stretching out Elvis body or face, but all shots individually repaired for the best result!

Elvis '68 Comeback Special' Special 2 x Blu-ray 5 x CD Boxset

Sony Music will release a 50th Anniversary 2 Blu-ray 5 CD Boxset of the '68 Comeback Special' in November. This definitive box-set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV special that helped Elvis Presley reclaim the title of 'The King Of Rock and Roll'. The original special included spirited 'sit-down' performances with Elvis and original band members Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana plus then-new material, including the classic 'If I Can Dream'. The 5CD/2Blu-Ray box set offers all previously released audiovisual material from the special including rare outtakes, plus deluxe book with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making.

Glen Campbell 'Sings For The King' On Rare Recordings For Elvis Presley

Glen Campbell Sings For The King features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made for Elvis between 1964 and 1968. The CD features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made between 1964 and 1968 for Elvis Presley.
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Celeste Yarnall has Died at 74

Celeste Yarnall, who appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little, had a memorable turn on Star Trek and donned a loincloth to play 'the original flower child' in the jungle-set cult classic Eve, has died last Sunday at her home in Westlake Village, California. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2014 and turned to a crowdsourcing site to help pay her medical expenses. She was 74.

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali

On February 14, 1973 Elvis presented Muhammad Ali with an 'Elvis Style' robe emblazoned with the words, 'People's Choice' on the back in rhinestones and jewels. The wording was a mistake as Ali was known as the 'The Peoples Champion'. Elvis was very upset about this but it too late. Ali thanked Elvis for the robe then went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center for his fight that night against Joe Bugner where he wore Elvis' robe for the first time. Often the story is told he did not wear it this night, but he sure did, and he won the fight too! Sammy Davis Jr was ringside for the fight and bought into the ring post fight by Ali.

Elvis Presley and Karate

Elvis was first exposed to Karate in 1958 after he was drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany. His first instructor was a German shotokan stylist named Juergen Seydel who taught Elvis at his off-base housing in Nauheim until 1958. One nice thing about the military was that you got thirty days of paid vacation (leave) each year. During his vacation in Paris he would take private lessons with Tetsugio Murakami, one of Japan's top shotokan stylists, who would help pioneer shotokan in Europe. On one occasion he spent nine straight days studying for several hours each day with Murakami.

Released | 'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 Hardcover Book

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 has been released and our order is on the way to us. This large format (3 kg / 6.6 pounds) hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen and Keith Alverson contains more than 1,200 photos from 1976 and 1977 with more than 1,000 never published, or even seen, before.
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'Elvis June '75' 4 CD Set

'Elvis June '75' is a new soundboard recorded 4 CD set from The Rock N Roll Majesty label.

From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book | 750 Copies Only

The 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' book is being printed right now and will be available for shipping in about 3 weeks. Demand is high so please get your order in as soon as possible before it is sold out. The book is limited to 750 copies and there will definitely be no reprint.

Raquel Welch talks Elvis, Sex, and Heartbreak Hotel

Raquel Welch : I first saw Elvis Presley in concert in 1956, when I was 15 years old. He played the San Diego Arena in the spring, and my family lived in nearby La Jolla.Heartbreak Hotel was already a radio hit, and I couldn't get enough of it. Hearing that song was a real turning point for me as a teenager. When I saw him in action, he was mesmerizing. I screamed myself silly ... 'This must be what sex is all about' ... How a 'smoldering' 1956 performance by Elvis hypnotized a budding sex symbol ...

3 New Single CD Releases From Straight Arrow

Our first release is titled 'Rumble In Rhode Island: Musical Chairs at The King’s Lair'. This is Straight Arrow’s very first release from Elvis' June/July 1974 tour and the Providence concert is easily one of the best of the tour!
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Elvis Presley | The Searcher on DVD & Blu-ray

Elvis Presley | The Searcher will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD (deluxe digibook presentation) in Australia in October. 'The Searcher' is a 2-part, 3 hour HBO documentary on Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and follows his musical journey from his childhood to his final recording session in 1976. Featuring over 20 new interviews with Priscilla PresleyTom PettyBruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, his former band members and childhood friends. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to Graceland and hours of unseen archival video footage and unreleased recordings.
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Elvis 1967 CD (including 22 previously unreleased outtakes)

'Elvis 1967' contains 23 tracks, including 22 outtakes previously unreleased by Elvis' record company; Also 3 official previously unreleased binaural recordings; and more! This release is another in 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis ONE. As a bonus we've included all five radio spot announcements for the movie 'Clambake'. Only announcement #2 was available before on the Elvis Anthology CD from the Elvis One label. The booklet is of course complete with recording information and some rare photos!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo! is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis One - Including all the original album/single masters in stereo from the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era plus some additional alternate versions! No fake stereo or electronic stereo but just as recorded in 1956 and 1957. For the first time together on one great new album and in the best possible sound!

Review | Elvis: That's The Way It Is FTD 2 CD Special Edition

Though That's The Way It Is eventually became my favorite album, it had to grow on me over the years. Though often overlooked, That's The Way It Is contains some of the best songs and performances of his entire career ... this 2008 re-issue turns out to be a must-have for serious fans ... This is the definitive look at the That's The Way It Is portions of the June 1970 Nashville sessions. Plus, this edition pulls everything together in one nice package. It has improved sound quality on a number of the previously released alternate tracks. 
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How Elvis Presley's Death Led to the Birth of Modern Entertainment Journalism

The most trusted man in America, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, happened to be off, and Roger Mudd was sitting in. The newscast's 'fish bowl' - the key group of senior producers - had decided to lead with a story about the proposed Panama Canal treaty. While the program was being prepped, the wires exploded with news that Elvis Presley had died. ABC and NBC led with the death and ran special broadcasts after their late local news. CBS producers decided to include it, but only later in the broadcast.
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'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' Deluxe 3 CD Longbox

VIK known for their release 'Greetings From Germany' is proud to present 'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' containing 3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim. This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material & notes from the files of Rex Mansfield. An awesome collection! This is exactly how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes throughout the tape. These tapes 'UNCUT' is how real collectors need to have it in their collection. This 3 CD set will be released in a deluxe fold-out longbox.

From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book

When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the 'Bootleg Bible'. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums. So … it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition titled 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, we decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation.