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Elvis' 1974 Easter Television Special

The following article was first published in the U.K. based ‘Elvis Monthly' magazine in 1974, written by Wayne Stierle. The annoyance is the single sleeve which proclaims an 'Easter Television Special From Elvis'. The fact is most fans are eagerly awaiting it, and why not? (Unless Elvis decided to convert his millions of non-religious fans and fans of other beliefs to his way of worshiping it'll be great. If he pulls off a religious trip, well, it'll be interesting to see how the country responds to it). But, no such thing, folks, and here we go on a binge of phone calls to find out what's happening, or not happening. Come on along!

Complete Elvis Presley August 1969 Live Recordings Boxset from Sony Music

Sony Music will release a Complete August 1969 Elvis Presley Live Recordings Boxset this year.

Elvis Sings Harmony CD

Elvis' love for singing harmony has its roots in his love for gospel choirs. It is absolutely common and even necessary to be able to sing harmony when you do gospel songs unless you are always on lead vocals. From the very early stages of his career the 'King' never really needed to do any harmony part.

Elvis: From Georgia To Florida 2 CD Soundboard Concert from FTD

FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida'. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set set features Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and Lakeland (afternoon show) on April 27, 1975.

Help Me Make It Through The Night / Elvis Rocks in 1975 CD Set

A new 4 CD-set coming out in May is 'Elvis Rocks in 1975'.

Review | Live In Vegas August 26, 1969 Dinner Show FTD CD

If you believe some fans, surely we've already heard enough 1969 Las Vegas concerts. Now that Live In Vegas: August 26, 1969 Dinner Show is available from FTD, let's take a closer look at their claims.

Harmonic Convergence | The Beatles meet Elvis Presley

For almost as long as there's been rock 'n' roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythology, a town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent, and has been the adopted home of many more singular rockin'’ careers, but perhaps the greatest of L.A.'s rock 'n' roll tête-à-têtes occurred on a still summer night in 1965, high up in the rarefied climes of Bel Air. There, in a splendid home on Perugia Way, Elvis met the Beatles.

Record Store Day | Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Aug 23, 1969

Sony will release the double LP, 'Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969' for 'Record Store Day'. Following his triumphant comeback special for NBC at the end of 1968, Elvis Presley made a highly-publicized return to live performance in 1969, booking an exclusive engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Live In Las Vegas 1969 showcases this incredible, important phase in Elvis' career with a previously unreleased set from the first of many engagements at The International Hotel.

Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set from FTD

From Follow That Dream the ultimate Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.

Review | He Touched Me FTD Special Edition 2 CD

Unlike Elvis' first two religious albums, His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art, his third and last one, He Touched Me, was a mix of traditional gospel and more contemporary Christian music. Recorded in Nashville in March, May and June 1971, the recently released FTD treatment of the album opens the door to RCA's Studio B to let us experience these recording sessions first hand. It makes for a fascinating visit.

Interview with Donna Butterworth (Elvis' co-star 'Paradise Hawaiian Style)

Interview with Donna Butterworth who played Jan Kohana in Paradise Hawaiian Style. Donna also appeared in the 1965 film 'The Family Jewels' with Jerry Lewis and received Golden Globe nomination for her role.

Review | Elvis (Fool) Special Edition 2 CD from FTD

In the 'Behind the scenes' section of the booklet accompanying Elvis (Fool) it states that the original LP 'is in essence an album of leftovers'. I guess the same can be said when it comes to 'Elvis Now', although to a lesser extent. But the FTD treatments of these two albums are essential, as they together include outtakes of all the non gospel and non Christmas songs Elvis recorded during the March–June 1971 Nashville sessions. Buy Elvis (Fool) : FTD Special Edition 2 CD you won't regret it!!!

Elvis: 'Strike Like Lightning!' CD from Straight Arrow

The 'Straight Arrow' label is back with its first release of 2019, titled 'Strike Like Lightning!' (SA/SP 2019- 56-02). We are aware of the fact that we have released 1974-1977 Elvis concerts of late.
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Elvis: Spliced Takes | Ghetto Power 2 CD Set

After last year's smash release 'Stax Power' the producers had to do, Spliced Takes | Ghetto Power 2 CD Set, this new release, made in the same editing style this will be THE must have 1969 release for its 50th anniversary! Including all tracks recorded and presented in a way as if it is one long session without pauses, this one kicks some serious A... New splices create some extremely rare portions and extended versions and make them all sound brand new! Also some Dubbed masters are spliced with Undubbed for a new listening experience ... but almost all the tracks on this smash release sound new and fresh, and although every Elvis fan probably has at least 10 releases of these sessions. This is the one we've been waiting for..... for 50 years!

Elvis: 'Hollywood Ballads' CD

After the great success of the 'Nashville Ballads' and 'Memphis Ballads' releases, the great follow-up is 'Hollywood Ballads'. The success story continues! Housed in a stunning 6-panel digipack, this CD contains 20 fantastic outtakes from 1960-1968, including some real gems, all recorded for his 1960's movies. Keep your 'Ballads' series complete!!

The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1

The Classic Elvis Presley Bootleg Collection Vol. 1 is a sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. These were the albums in the late 1970s and 1980s that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better ( and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days. This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered. Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.

Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind 2LP + CD

'Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind', originally released in the late '90s was the very first outing of the famous March 18, 1974 performance in Richmond Virginia. At the time it was probably the best sounding soundboard recording available. And it still is!

I Got Lucky : Promo 45 RPM EP Sampler

I Got Lucky : Promo 45 RPM EP Sampler is a Limited Edition 45 RPM (4 Track) Promo Sampler and available in Blue And Red Vinyl!! This EP Contains 4 Rare Tracks From The Box Set.

Interview with Billy Swan

Well-known in music circles since the early 1960's as a top songwriter, sideman and producer, Swan's songs have been covered successfully by Elvis PresleyWaylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, and many others; one of the first he wrote, Lover Please, was a #7 hit for Clyde McPhatter in 1962, and landed a Grammy for Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge in 1975.  Billy Swan's initial hit single I Can Help sold over one-million copies in Europe and over two million worldwide. Elvis recorded I Can Help on March 10, 1975.

Released | Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set

Follow That Dream have released the Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set and our order is now on the way to us. This is the ultimate Fun In Acapulco 3-CD set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This set is VERY Limited and we only have a few sets left unsold.

Elvis takes Memphis spin on funmobile | Sept 15, 1975

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI | Sept 16, 1975) - Elvis Presley, resting at home after hospitalization for an enlarged colon and fatigue, felt good enough Monday to go riding down Elvis Presley Boulevard with his girlfriend on twin 'funmobiles'. Presley, who usually shies away from interviews, encountered a photographer as he rode through his Graceland Mansion gates on a newly purchased, three-wheeled funmobile.

For The Billionth And The Last Time | Lifting the Lid on the King's record sales

How many records has Elvis actually sold? Did he really sell one billion records as has been frequently claimed? Ten years ago I researched this subject in depth with help from Ernst Jorgensen and through him Sony BMG and compiled a comprehensive report, which was published on this site. To some extent, as I have said before, this continues to be a work in progress, but the likelihood of more information on the question of international sales outside the USA emerging after all these years are remote. It is, after all, over 40 years since he died.

Review | Elvis Presley: Stage Rehearsal FTD CD

August 10, 1970. The MGM camera crew has been following Elvis around for almost a month now. This afternoon, it's time for one final rehearsal before the opening show later tonight. No camera crew allowed this time, but RCA is rolling tape in preparation for the concert recordings. Follow That Dream Records' latest release, Stage Rehearsal, takes us behind the scenes of this event.

Vegas '69 | This Is The Story (Madison) 2 LP + CD

Madison is finally back! This time to announce their first ever vinyl release titled 'Vegas '69 | This Is The Story' just in time for the 50th anniversary of these special shows. Presented as a stunning double LP set, in three different colors (Clear, Gold, and Red), and naturally on black vinyl. You'll have the ultimate compilation of this very special time in history, Mixed as one long show, hear Elvis sing his heart out, with songs like My Babe, I Got A Woman, Reconsider Baby, Funny How Time Slips Away, This Is The Story and many more!  As a bonus we added a CD in its own period cardboard sleeve, for those who like to listen in their car or just for easy playback. This release will be an exclusive limited edition of 200 copies of each color only!

Hal Blaine has died

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley on tracks like 'Return to Sender', 'Bossa Nova Baby', 'Viva Las Vegas' and the Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' 'Be My Baby', died Monday March 11.
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Elvis Presley and Vikki Carr, backstage at the Tropicana | September 5, 1974

Elvis Presley and Vikki Carr, backstage at the Tropicana - early Thursday, September 5, 1974. Vikki Carr had seen Elvis' Hilton show a few times, including the infamous closing night.

Review | Boston Garden '71 FTD CD

Despite performing more than 1,000 shows between 1969-1977, there are several concerts which stand out among Elvis fans for one reason or another. One of those concerts was a one-time only performance in Boston during the fall of 1971. For many years, this historic and rare concert made the rounds on the import release circuit in varying degrees of sound quality. But thanks to the good folks at the 'Follow That Dream' (FTD) Collector's Label, Elvis fans can now enjoy the ultimate release of this fine performance. Despite the arguably poor quality of the packaging, the main attraction of Boston Garden '71 is clearly the concert performance. Although Elvis only performed once in the city of Boston, he did so with gusto! Thanks to the fine folks at FTD, Elvis As Recorded At Boston Garden '71 is a testament to the true concert genius of 'The King of Rock n' Roll' .. (and) a damn-near perfect Elvis concert!

Candid Elvis Presley Photos | St. Petersburg, Florida August 7, 1956

Candid photos of Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, taken on  August 7, 1956, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Elvis was playing that evening at St. Pete's Florida Theater, and several teenage fans snuck up the fire escape to his dressing room. The Times reported that while a handful managed to make it into his room, the police put an end to that very quickly. However, several kids did make it in, and he posed for pictures with them.

Review | Glen Campbell Sings For The King CD

Review | 'Glen Campbell Sings For The King' CD. Back in 1964, Elvis Presley was busy making movies, three that year including Kissin' Cousins, Viva Las Vegas, and Roustabout. That said, Presley was recording and releasing singles, including 'Viva Las Vegas', 'Kiss Me Quick', and 'Ain't That Lovin' You Baby' to modest sales. He was looking for a hit. At that time Glen Campbell was best-known for his work as a studio musician as part of the Wrecking Crew, who played on a slew of hits. He met Presley during the taping of the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack.

Interview with Wanda Jackson

Interview with Wanda Jackson the first lady of Rockabilly.

Elvis Presley | The King of Rock 'n' Roll

In arguably one of his greatest, and certainly one of his least recognised or remarked upon contributions to popular music, Elvis created the classic and enduring template of the rock 'n' roll band. In 1955 faced with the combination of wants, needs and must, the young king agreed to the permanent addition of a drummer, to his Blue Moon Boys. Intentionally or not, in that one moment Elvis gave the world its first classic rock 'n' roll line-up, consisting of just guitar, bass, drums and vocal. Thousands of bands would follow and be inspired by the template, but it was Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ who were the first.

Elvis Presley backstage in Tupelo, Wednesday, September 26, 1956

Elvis Presley wearing the new 'Elvis Presley hat', backstage in Tupelo, Wednesday, September 26, 1956.

Released | Made In Germany | The Complete Private Recordings 4 CD/Book

Now released, our order is on the way to us | Elvis: Made In Germany | The Complete Private Recordings is a 4CD/152-page book that contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958-1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings. The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis' RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany. We have only a very small quantity remaining unsold.

Elvis Presley | Memphis Southmen's football season opener | July 10, 1974

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at the Memphis Southmen's football season opener on July 10, 1974.
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'Blue Hawaii | Spliced Takes Special' CD

CMT is proud to present 'Blue Hawaii – Spliced Takes Special' their latest addition to this great series. All 15 tracks are unreleased in this format! New splices and edits gives you a feeling you have a complete new album! 'Can’t Help Falling in Love' has been made just like the master with the 'reprise', 'Slicin’Sand' includes 3 different guitar solos and rocks the sand out of your speakers! 'Ito Eats' has a very different ending.

'Return To Sender... The Summer Of '76' CD from Audionics

The Hampton Roads show has one saving grace: Elvis decided to respond to the audience request for 'Return To Sender', which was an impromptu performance, and a true live rarity. Elvis sings it reasonably well and it was the highlight of the concert. This CD is presented in 3-panel digipak. Due to the lack of quality photographs from the Hampton Roads concert, great collection of various high-quality concert shots from Summer of 1976 has been used. So now you have the chance to obtain the ultimate release of the famous 'Return to Sender' concert. This recording never sounded better. It is dynamic, detailed, and in crystal clear sound!

Released | Elvis Presley 'The '68 Comeback Special' DVD

Elvis Presley 'The '68 Comeback Special' is a newly remastered companion DVD to 'Elvis All-Star Tribute', NBC's upcoming star-studded special, celebrating The King of Rock 'N' Roll's unforgettable 1968 television special. 'The '68 Comeback Special' comprises, as closely as possible, the original television special as NBC would have broadcast it back in 1968. The original special, recorded over several sessions in June 1968, featured Elvis playing the songs that mattered most to him, in his first live performance since 1961. When it aired on December 3, 1968, the special was the week's highest-viewed television program, re-establishing Elvis as a driving force in popular music.

Released | Elvis: The Best of the 68 Comeback Special CD

On February 15, 2019 Sony Music will release 'The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special' CD comprising the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the upcoming tribute and showcases a new version of the legendary closing number, 'If I Can Dream', as heard in the new special.

Elvis Presley | Western Hills Inn, Euless, Texas | August 9, 1958

Elvis spent some of his free Texas weekends in the summer of 1958 at a fancy establishment called the Western Hills Inn in Euless, about a two and a half-hour drive from Kileen, where he had been renting a home. The candids you can see here were taken on Elvis Presley Photos Saturday, August 9, 1958, as Elvis happened upon a Texas Christian University ΣΑΕ frat party going on there (Sigma Alpha Epsilon). As may be seen, they are thrilled to see him, and he is his usual gracious self, even tuning (and likely playing) a guitar handed to him.

Elvis Presley | The 1972 Madison Square Garden Press Conference | June 9, 1972

The 1972 Madison Square Garden Press Conference : June 9, 1972, in much improved picture quality, plus the transcript to read if you prefer ... Elvis: First of all, I plead innocent of all charges! ...