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Angela Lansbury talks about Elvis Presley and Blue Hawaii.
As you can tell, most of the songs on Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee are top-notch recordings that deserved better than being used as B-Sides and album fillers. If you think of 1963 and 1964 as wasted years in Elvis' recording career due to the movie soundtracks, then this album may come as a revelation to you. Despite the movie tunes, Elvis was also busy cranking out great material in Nashville.
Cross the road, it's now or never. Or that's what residents in the German town of Friedberg may start humming when their traffic light jumps to green to reveal a hip-swivelling Elvis Presley. Elvis performed his military service there between 1958 and 1960 and the town remains all shook up about its celebrated visitor. To commemorate Elvis' link to Friedberg, located north of Frankfurt, local authorities have transformed three traffic lights into Elvis lights. On red, they show the music icon standing at his microphone. On green, Elvis is seen mid-hip shake, performing his trademark move on tip toes.
'Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis
' is a large format (240 x 315mm | 9.5" x 12.5") 222 page beautifully presented hardback book printed on premium, semi-matt art archive paper and comes in a custom made slipcase. This original story, with not only an account of a remarkable Australian's life but also a fresh, new insight into the life of Elvis Presley, will be welcomed by fans who may have thought everything on Elvis' life and career had already been said. 'Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis' features many original, never-before-published photographs from the Jackson family collection.
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.
So different are Elvis' voices, that if one could find a person who has never heard his recordings and you put him or her on an island and then had them listen to these fifty songs, mixed with say, those of 12 other distinctive singers, and then you then ask him or her, to classify them, to separate the singers, I could bet a million dollars that the person will never say that there are 13 singers, as would be the case, but at least 25.
Sony Music have released the '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" x 12" Deluxe box set. Order now
Victrola label is proud to present 'Elvis: April 10 1972, Richmond' a 2 CD Set containing Elvis' powerhouse concert in Richmond. Welcome to another spectacular 'Elvis On Tour' release, brought to you by the Victrola label. Our recent 'Greensboro, April 14, '72' release was very well received, despite some reviewers failing to point out the fact that we presented a genuine, recently prepared, unreleased mix of the show as well as unreleased bits and pieces of the rehearsals on disc two. The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD 'Carry Me Back To Old Virginia' - first ever release of this show in mono (incomplete) and 2008 Madison label CD 'Red Hot In Richmond' - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete). The Richmond concert was never available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multi-track master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.
Elvis was a genius. He didn't express himself the way the middle classes do, which is with word play and being able to explain his actions and reactions. He acted on gut instinct and expressed himself by the way he held the microphone, by the way he moved his hips, by the way that he sang down the microphone. That was his genius ... I believe the essence of any performer is gut instinct ... Because it's all in you, it's instinct.
'Bumps Are Gone But He's Still King!' (E. P. Collector label, catalogue number EPC 2018-19). The Hartford, July 28th, 1976 show is previously unreleased in complete audience recorded form. Audionics label released parts of this show taken from soundboard source (CD 'Across The Country', 2005). Unfortunately, complete soundboard recording of this concert do not exist.
'The Sound Of Your Cry' together with its American equivalent 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' always bring back some fine memories. The unique mixes on these two albums make these albums everlasting fan favorites. 'The sound of your cry' has never been available on CD until now. Added are the tracks that were featured on 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' that were not featured on 'The Sound Of Your Cry'. All versions are the correct versions as featured on the two albums and some are still unique to these albums only. For example the extended version of 'It's Only Love' and the unique edit of 'What'd I Say' are among the gems that make this album unique. Also worth mentioning are great mixes of 'Angel' & 'Steamroller Blues'. Probably the best compilation album till date.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the VIK label a special very limited edition 45 RPM box set is released. 'From The Army Reels' deluxe box set contains 5 45RPM / EP releases with beautifully designed sleeves & a CD containing the tracks from the vinyl. Many tracks are presented here for the first time on vinyl. Especially for this release, VIK made an edit of 'cool water' as it was basically not suitable for release in its original form. This beautiful set also contains a 12-page booklet. The set is available in GREEN or PINK vinyl.
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' 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?'
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.
... 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' 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.
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.
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.
... 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
(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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
, 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.
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 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.
'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.