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FTD will release 'Elvis' Christmas Album
', a special limited edition 2-disc 'Classic Album
' set on November 23 along with 'Flaming Star
', again in the 'Classic Album' series.
FTD vinyl will release 'The Something For Everybody Sessions', a Special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set on November 23 along with two CDs in the Classic Album series.
, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment.
Just released are three (3) Elvis Presley Limited Edition record players / turntables
in 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs from Ricatech. Each player features a unique period design with a 3 speed turntable (33-45-78 RPM), Speed & Tone control, Auto return tone arm with Audio Technica needle and much more.
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak CD release 'A New Decade, A New Sound', featuring the February 3rd and 5th, 1970 Dinner shows. Looking back at Elvis' final decade of live shows, there are two Las Vegas engagements that stand out: the August '69 one obviously, but certainly also the one in February '70. Whereas the '69 comeback shows were a natural extension of the NBC '68 special with a strong focus on his classic hits, the second engagement From the way he performed these songs, you could tell that he really loved them and genuinely enjoyed the new direction his career was now taking.
WMHS TV-13 from Murray High School interviews Sandi Pichon at Marlowe's Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. Sandi met Elvis Presley on several occasions and student Aileen O'Brien talks with Sandi about her experiences. In 1956, Sandi Pichon was a bored 11-year-old girl sweating out summer living in Memphis, Tenn., when she got the idea to knock on rising star Elvis Presley's back door. Such was the beginning of her years-long friendship with one of the most famous entertainers of all time. Don't miss viewing this!
FTD has announced the imminent release
of a new CD, 'Elvis In Florida
', and other titles to be released before the end of the year. ('Flaming Star' (CD), the 'Something For Everybody Sessions' (2LP) and 'Elvis' Christmas Album' Classic Album 2 CD). 'Elvis In Florida' is a single disc in the Classic Album 7" packaging and features highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia. 'Elvis In Florida
' is available to order now.
Sir Tom Jones
is reportedly set to lift the lid on his lengthy career by writing a tell-all book. The Welsh singer, who performed at this year's AFL grand final, has signed a lucrative deal with a UK publishing house, according to Britains Mail on Sunday publication. According to the report, Jones will reveal all about his friendships with stars including Elvis and Frank Sinatra. The book is reportedly set for release next year.
To be released soon is new CD 'Tryin' To Get To Tahoe' (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2014-02) recorded at the Lake Tahoe, NV, May 16, 1974 Opening show. Elvis' spring '74 shows were consistently strong, and the May concerts in Lake Tahoe were no exception. Elvis' shows there were solid and entertaining, and he was in particularly good voice. The set lists offered a wide variety of music, and Elvis' commitment and enthusiasm made these intimate shows very memorable for those who were lucky enough to attend them. The show on this CD has never been released in any form, and this very decent, digitally restored audience recording
gives you a unique perspective of what it was like to experience him in person in Lake Tahoe during this engagement.
Following the very popular limited edition release on Blu-ray of Follow That Dream
, 'Twilight Time' will release 'Flaming Star
' in November again as a Region Free disc with only 3000 copies available.
Sony Legacy will release 'Showroom Internationale', a numbered 2LP vinyl set, for 'Record Store Day's' Black Friday on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Just re-issued the classic album 'Elvis’ Christmas Album
' (Camden 1970) on 180 gram Vinyl.
JAT Publishing will release the DVD, 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7
early to mid December.
Joseph A. Tunzi's JAT Publishing will release the hardcover book, 'Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis
' at the end of November. The book features pictures from Elvis Presley's concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 9, 1974 and Memphis, Tennessee on March 16, 17 and 20, 1974.
The AudiRec label will release 'Elvis At The Hilton' a brand new audience recorded double CD Set with the the 2 concerts performed on September 2, 1973, the complete '3 A.M.' Show on disc 1 and the complete Dinner Show on disc 2.
The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas
' has been released. The book, showcasing Elvis Presley in 1969,
is a hardcover with 144 pages and presented in a deluxe slipcase,. It is a limited run of 1,000 AND it is almost sold out. The slipcase contains gold embossing. The foreword has been written by Joe Esposito and with every book comes a 8x10 bonus photo hand signed by Joe Esposito in person.
The huge 3 volume release 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' will now be will now be BIGGER and have more pages than expected. Initially each of the three volumes was set at 4 to 500 pages (per book), but now the total has already reached 1700 pages. The set, due to be
released at the end of October - is already sold-out - meaning what we have on order is all we can get
. So if you have not yet ordered one yet, do so!! This massive set is individually numbered and in a beautiful slipcase. It is LIMITED to only 2000 copies
and only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files
', the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen. 6 page preview.
To be released shortly (early November) on the VV label will be their sixth release entitled '14000 fans Can't be wrong!' featuring the UNRELEASED complete live audience recording on September 13th 1970 8.30 PM show From Tampa, Florida.. The vinyl will be accompanied from a deluxe digipack cd including the Show plus the almost previous day show from Miami + a bonus glossy PHOTO . After the success of our previous releases We decided: to give you more ... so we decided to not only bring you an UNRELEASED show with best audio possible , but also an expanded cd in deluxe digipack with practically two shows!!!
This is a genuine document. A 1974 arrest warrant issued to Elvis Presley by the city of Los Angeles. The warrant stemmed from a failure by Elvis to appear in court regarding his vehicle being parked in a red no parking zone at the Los Angeles International Airport. The original citation was issued December 18, 1974. Elvis' bail was set at $20. The warrant is accompanied by a typed note from Mary Sholty at the office of Elvis Presley's attorneys, Hookstratten & Irwin. That note is dated July 30, 1975, and reads in part, 'We were able to reduce the bail from $20.00 to $5.00 – so it's been taken care of… '. Additionally below the image is a certificate of authenticity from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Graceland.
'King of the Hilton' is a book about Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, seen through the eyes of someone who was there. After many requests from fans, respected Elvis writer and researcher Anne E Nixon, (author of 'Ten Years After' and 'The Elvis Archives'), is for the first time publishing her detailed show reports from the Vegas years. Anne attended 40 Elvis Presley shows from 1972-1976, and wrote copious notes on each performance. A few of her show reports were printed in books and magazines at the time, but only now has she opened the vaults and every show she attended is given in-depth coverage
'In The Heat Of The Desert' is a new CD from 'Touchdown'. It contains the previously unavailable Las Vegas dinner show from August 21, 1974. This show has not been available on CD before and hence is totally new to fans. Taking into consideration that this is an audience recording
the sound is reportedly very good. The show is performed on a highly professional level with a dedicated Elvis giving it all.
This impressive 10" album, 'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s
', 10" Vinyl, from Vee-Tone Records, features 12 rockin' floor-fillers recorded and released by Elvis Presley between 1960 and 1962. Scheduled for release in December 2014, this special collector's edition is limited to only 1000 copies and brings together some of Elvis’ finest early 60s dancers on one stylish compilation. Great sound quality and stunning artwork make this a must have addition to any record collection!
'Top Notch Nashville : Elvis At RCA's Studio B : Part 4
' (1 x CD The Bootleg Series) with 24 Tracks - Including, 8 outtakes/false starts previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, 'I'm Yours' (Stereo album+single master and Mono album masters, Most masters newly remastered and with original studio banter, Great sound quality and a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
'Elvis 50's Sensation : Studio Masters & Outtakes
' CD with 34 Tracks, including: 50's masters with original studio banter and outtakes in great sound quality. The album/single/ep masters from 'Wear My Ring Around Your Neck', 'Doncha' Thinks It's Time' and 'Lover Doll', Great movie versions from the movies 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'King Creole', Radio spot from Pine Bluff, 02-23-55 and much more! Some tracks previously unreleased by Elvis' record company, released by mistake or hard to find! Now for the first time collected on one great 50's CD release! A special edition from The Bootleg Series. And also a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
Great voices don't always make beautiful music together - because collaborations don't just require exceptional pipes, they also demand vocal harmony and good chemistry. So, does 'Love Me Tender', Barbra Streisand's duet with Elvis Presley, make the grade?
We're happy to note that the song is one of the best tracks in the 72-year-old diva's 34th studio album, 'Partners
The G.I. Blues : The Cafe Europa Sessions 4 CD Deluxe Set
lived up to the pre-release publicity, in fact MRS sold themselves short in their description of the set !!! Cafe Europa is genuinely like a hardcover book
with proper binding ... Putting the book 'aside', the four CDs contain nearly 4 hours of Elvis' officially UNRELEASED studio takes from the 'Café Europa' sessions, recorded for the movie ultimately titled G.I. Blues. The audio contained here includes the master recordings from the original soundtrack album 'G.I. Blues' plus, hours of alternate takes of all songs, with all the Elvis studio banter intact and, instilling new insight and live atmosphere into the complete making of this historic movie soundtrack. Video audio preview.
Darlene Tompkins met Elvis Presley in 1961 when she co-starred with him in Blue Hawaii. In this video, she talks about how down to earth Elvis was and his unique laugh.
The book, 'Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll
' by Allen J. Wiener will be released in October 2014. Based on more than a decade of research, dozens of fresh interviews, and careful review of hours of television and other footage, this book focuses on Elvis' TV career and the role it played in creating, sustaining, and reviving his unrivaled popularity.
Nancy Graff talks about when she met Elvis in December of 1971.
Del Puschert's most prized possessions are two scraps of fabric, each about six inches long and frayed at the edges. One is lavender-colored cotton with faint white lines forming a rectangular pattern; the other is black wool with thin pinstripes and a zipper attached. At first glance, they're nothing special. In fact, if they weren't framed together and hung on the wall of Puschert's Annapolis home, you'd pay them no mind. Puschert stands before the scraps like a pilgrim in the presence of a reliquary. 'There they are', he says, dialing back his boisterous voice to a murmur.
For rock-and-roll devotees, the scraps do, indeed, have near-religious significance - they were cut from a jacket and pants that clothed Elvis Presley.
'Elvis On Tour 1970 Volume 2
' hardcover book is a comprehensive review of the September tour of 1970 and Elvis' three day stint at the Houston Astrodome. With 170 pages, many new and unpublished photographs, and new fan stories. Important to note; this book is strictly limited to 500 copies.
View, and listen to an amazing testimony of meeting Elvis, and even as fans becoming friends, Donna Lewis first met Elvis in July 1962 at Graceland.
FTD has released their Classic Album series (Deluxe 7" size packaging) version of Elvis' 1965 album, 'Elvis For Everyone'.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! It also features the rare overdubbed version of 'Wild in The Country' that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for 'Summer Kisses.' This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK's unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes !!!!!!
FTD have released the 'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' book and CD set. This release is the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. This book and CD release is a follow-up companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful 'Elvis: The Best Of British : The HMV Years', [now sold out with just a few copies remaining] this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued. Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
FTD Vinyl has released 'Hot August Night' as a Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set. Previously release only on CD, this is the first ever issue on vinyl of this concert! From the review of the CD 'Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
Elvis Presley : 'La Collection 25cm en couleur' (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)
will be available at the end of September. This Ultra Limited Edition (1000 only) box set contains: 'Rock and Roll Elvis Presley', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Noel Avec Elvis', 'King Creole', 'La Retour De Elvis' and 'Loving You'. Each record contains the original art work, and different alternative takes and live versions.
In the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley released his first single. He had one problem: He couldn't play it. The aspiring 19-year-old singer was living with his parents at 462 Alabama Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. With rent at $50 a month, his family was too poor to afford a record player. So, as he often did, Elvis turned to his upstairs neighbours for help - Rabbi Alfred Fruchter and Jeannette Fruchter, his wife.
New from 'Star' is the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD'. This great release includes all 24 (!!) tracks from the european version and some bonuses!
'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD features 55 clips from the late sixties, including some rare footage on the set, and hard to find pictures. The bonus section includes some alternate edits and rare outtakes.
Including the following five movies in chronological order: 'Frankie And Johnny', 'Paradise Hawaiian Style', 'Spinout', 'Easy Come, Easy Go' and 'Double Trouble'.
Barbra Streisand's new album, 'Partners
' will include a duet with Elvis, the CD features '12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists'. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. View a video of Barbra Streisand telling the story
of how her virtual duet with Elvis Presley came to be and the magic they created in studio and of her meeting the King, in this exclusive clip. 'Because I met him a couple of times, it was very easy. It felt like our spirits were kind of touching'. : Barbra Streisand. Listen