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Warner Brothers Senior Vice-President of Catalog Marketing George Feltenstein has provided more details on the 12 outtakes included as special features on the 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition
due out on August 12. As suspected, the content mirrors that of the 2007 2-DVD set, except with a new twist. On DVD, the outtakes were presented in abysmal quality, but on Blu-ray, they will be pristine.
'The Blu-ray has high-definition, incredible new presentation
, [and an] all-new master, but we also have, with really impressive quality
, additional songs that were not included in the Special Edition. They were on a prior DVD but ... we were unable to locate the actual master tapes that had the outtakes, and, finally, now, that tape was located
, and that is now on the Blu-ray.
The Memphis Recording Service
[MRS], the producers of this DVD
, boldly state on the front cover that never before have we ever had live film footage (i.e., with synchronized sound) of an Elvis concert from the 50's ... until this time. Well, we certainly do now! Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it
On August 1, DJ Spankox, (Re:Volution
) will release a new remix-album, 'Elvis Relive
'.And the producer states that 'it is an innovative and forward-thinking album that includes fantastic new modern versions of a selection of Elvis Presley's hits that preserve the original artistry and enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation'. (Listen)
Sony Music will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD box set, That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), on August 5, 2014. The release is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together-for the first time ever--the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner Listen to Heartbreak Hotel from the August 12th dinner show
Celebrating Elvis's first motion picture - Follow That Dream
present 'Love Me Tender
' in the2-CD 7" classic soundtrack format
-- and its stunning audio and visual content is highly impressive. The sound here is warm, detailed and full on the soundtracks original EP recordings.
Elvis' 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis' interest in contemporary folk music he didn't release a 'Folk' themed album. For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record. Now, with the release of 'Elvis Presley : Some Call It Folk' CD, for the very first time ... finally an Elvis 'Folk' album. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack this is a top notch Elvis CD release.
'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' CD
is an upgraded re-release of the original BILKO bootleg CD from 1989. The complete December 15,1956 concert as original recorded NOW remastered and speed corrected!
Following 'Follow That Dream' on blu-ray (August 12) will be Flaming Star in the second week of November. Again, this will be released on Blu-ray as an exclusive, limited edition of 3000 copies. There will be at least 4 more titles to be released on Blu-ray between August 2014 and August 2015. Also in August Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release for the first time on blu-ray, 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition', and also in a deluxe format, 'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary on August 12 - both as Premium Blu-ray™ Digibooks. 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' which was re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will now debut on Blu-ray™ as a Premium Digibook, newly remastered, and with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.
Among the more notable pieces I made for Elvis during his career include the TCB ring, Aloha ring, the Maltese Cross, and the Lion necklace. Elvis was a very giving person who had wonderful, yet expensive taste in the jewellery he added to his collection. He loved his fans, friends.and family, and he tried to give everything he could back to them I was honoured to be able to work with him.
Elvis Presley : 'Final Countdown to Midnight' is the ultimate Pittsburgh 1976 NYE experience package 2CD
/ 100 page Book
. Incorporated with the book is a 2CD set offering for the first time ever, the Complete Show of the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve concert re-mastered from a newly acquired source, now running well over 92 mins that is guaranteed to please the listener as Elvis rings in the new year of 1977, his final countdown. The sound will attest to be near
Country singer Miranda Lambert got a shout out from the queen herself, Priscilla Presley, regarding her new song 'Priscilla'. The song pays homage to the pressure of having a famous husband, something Lambert understands with her 'The Voice' star husband, Blake Shelton, who's also a famous country singer himself. Priscilla Presley Instagrammed a photo that Lambert reposted of herself and daughter Lisa Marie Presley listening to the song about life at Graceland. View the video to listen to the song
Tim Krul, the goal keeper who became known as the 'penalty killer' at the World Cup, is an Elvis fan! This picture shows Tim Krul right after he arrived back in Holland (his team won third prize).
After the immediate sell out of 'Las Vegas' the first volume in this series
, the second volume, Wahooo From Omaha
, will bring you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show. To pack the DVD
and (soundboard) CD
, we designed a 304 page, full color hardcover book
with countless rare and unseen pictures.
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.
Ron Olson, a Memphis DJ tells the story of how he was able to get Elvis' autograph at Graceland.
The team behind the Elvis Files books will release 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' in August. This massive three-volume, individually numbered, deluxe set (in a beautiful slipcase) not 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 ... View a 6 page preview.
Memphis celebrated the 60th anniversary of rock 'n' roll this past weekend with a variety of rockin’ events across the city known as the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. On July 5, 1954, Elvis walked into Memphis Recording Service, now known as Sun Studio
, and recorded a fast version of Arthur Crudup's 'That's All Right' with guitarist Scotty Moore
and bassist Bill Black
. In honor of this special anniversary, the action packed weekend included a fireworks show, live music concert, new exhibit opening and much more.
One of the youngest actresses to ever costar with Elvis, English ingenue Annette Day
was just 18 years old when she acted in Double Trouble
. Day was discovered in typical Hollywood fashion. Producer Judd Bernard was shopping in an antique store on London's famed Portobello Road when he caught a glimpse of the red-haired teenager. The shop belonged to Day's mother, and Day was working behind the counter that day. Months later, when Bernard was casting for the film, he remembered the perky girl and called on her to ask the fateful question, 'Do you want to be an actress?'.
It does seem clear that both EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' are involved in some heavy hardball negotiations over how much of the ticket receipts EPE pays the planes owners. Clearly the planes owners have released the news, first to the 'Associated Press' and now in the form of a copy of the letter from Jack Soden of EPE in an effort to garner Elvis fan reaction so to help any such negotiations with EPE to go more in their favour, in response to EPE trying a good old fashioned bluff that they are happy to see the planes removed
while trying to re-negotiate the price agreement down.
Nancy Bramlett knew Elvis through her husband John Bramlett
and spent time at Graceland.
With the release of, Summer Festival '74/'75
we have finally on DVD(R) the best images available of Elvis' Summer Festivals from 1974/1975! Good to stunning quality 8mm movies of The King in action. A variety of shows, spectacular outfits, karate demonstrations and nice overviews of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel makes you feel you are right there in the audience. With sound from audience or soundboard recordings where available. Elvis was in good shape during the shows as presented here. This DVD also gives us more a glimpse of the shows held in August 1975 and in very good quality ...
Priscilla Presley has posted this response to fans complaints arising from the 'Associated Press' report of the likely removal of the 'Lisa Marie' from it's current 'Graceland' home
: 'I see your posts about the planes. Please calm down, we're in the midst of negotiations. It's as simple as that. Thank you'.
This rather disturbing 'Associated Press' report really makes us concerned about the direction EPE is taking Elvis' legacy and particularly the 'Graceland' name of late : For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Elvis Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family.
It has been a while since the release of the last Elvis movie on Blu-ray
, but August brings 3 new releases
with at least 5 more titles to be released on Blu-ray between August 2014 and August 2015. 'Follow That Dream
' will be released on Blu-ray as an exclusive, limited edition of 3000 copies. This release includes an 8 page booklet that speaks to the film's place in 'cinema literacy' and Joe Esposito will be doing a Feature Commentary with Film Historian, Nick Redman, an exclusive on the disc.
Following is the track listing for the 2 CD Legacy Edition of the That’s The Way It Is
which is due early August along with the deluxe 8 CD, 2 DVD box set. This 2 CD version contains the original album, singles, bonus tracks and the previously unreleased August 12th Dinner Show.
have released their new book, 'Memphis To Nashville '61
' and our order is on the way to us now. This book gives a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.
FTD has released 'The Return To Vegas' and our order is on the way to us. This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It's the earliest known professional recording from Elvis' 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has 'opening night' written on the back, but that's not the real date. Some experts believe it's from August 3, but we have no information whatsoever to suggest a certain date. However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards.
Next up in the 'bootleg series
' CDs is Elvis In Hollywood
containing, complete masters and outtakes, the original 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' mono masters as released in 1962, movie radio trailers and promo's plus as a bonus some instrumental tracks. And a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
'Las Vegas, December 07, 1976' is the title of a new release of the only known available soundboard recording from Elvis' last Vegas season. Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed!!! This show was first released on the cd 'Run On' in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. And as stated above, now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!
will showcase the year 1972 in 'Elvis '72, Bright Summer Nights
', a new photo journal that will captivate all the excitement of Elvis on stage! Included will be a special bonus calendar. This hardback edition from the June '72 tour and August Las Vegas engagement will feature over 100
black and white and color photographs
many shown here for the first time. Scheduled for an early July release.
Mindy Campbell was a flight attendant and was invited to attend the Aloha from Hawaii
concert. Then, the next day, she was excited to find out that Elvis and his entourage would be passengers on their flight back to Los Angeles. We think you will agree this is a very interesting video and well worth your time.
A few customers of our online shop asked us if the content of the 8 audio CD's in the deluxe box set THAT'S THE WAY IT IS will be identical to previous releases. The answer is: No, and No. Not only does this box set feature two previously unreleased live concerts, but also: all the concerts have been either mixed or remixed and mastered to establish a uniform sound, making this set one of the most ambitious Elvis restoration packages ever created, bringing together the original album, the theatrical AND home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts, rehearsal highlights and an 80 page book! Expected delivery date: August 1st, although we hope we'll have it in stock sooner - now available for pre order
Here's another book of which fans have high expectations. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You
' is the 1.2 kilo heavy book by Ed Bonja, who worked as an official tour photographer and tour manager during 1970 – 1977. Ed took some 10,000 photos of Elvis live on stage, and backstage. This new release focuses on the seventies. The live section of the book covers all the concert years (1970 – 1975) when Ed used his camera. There will be quite a lot of material from 1972, which seems, in a way, to be Ed’s 'top year'. The countless b/w and color photos of the book show the clowning, rocking, smiling, moody Elvis – even lying on stage – and most of all: giving his all as an entertainer: singing!
Sony Music have released 'Elvis Sings ...
' and our order is on the way to us NOW.
She will forever be known as the wife of Elvis. So Priscilla Presley no doubt felt like she was standing next to her Good Luck Charm as she posed in front of a giant photo of the music icon & her former husband in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The 69-year-old gave a small smile as she stood next to the massive portrait photo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
John Bramlett grew up with Elvis in the same neighborhood in Memphis. They spent time playing football, going to the movies and more.
Next up in the 'bootleg series' is 'For Mono Fans Only
', the first four tracks of this CD are recordings made during Elvis' time off duty whilst in the Army. The 'G.I. Blues' masters are the original mono masters as released in 1960, including 'Tonight's All Right For Love'. Also you can hear almost 40 minutes private home recordings recorded in Waco Texas, May 1958. This recording was edited on the release 'Off Duty with Private Presley', now you can hear the complete unedited recording! As a special bonus we've included 6 radio spots and a movie trailer for the movie 'G.I. Blues'.
The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved a proposal from Elvis Presley Enterprises to build a 450-room hotel on the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as the historic Graceland
The book, 'Elvis : We'll Remember You
' by Ed Bonja will be released in July. This hardback release will contain many unseen photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and will be limited to 1000 copies
. Photos for this publication were taken by Ed Bonja, who worked as Tour Manager and Official Photographer from 1970 to 1977. During that period he took some 10,000 photos of Elvis and various happenings in conjunction with the tours and engagements. Ed's photos were routinely used on all kinds of souvenir materials promoting Elvis' tours, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe engagements. In addition, most photos used on the single and LP covers from the 70's are from Ed. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You' covers years 1970-1975 including various tours, photos from Las Vegas Hilton Engagements ...
Out now is the last volume
in the three volumes of the DVD series of Elvis home movies
,containing rare & unseen private footage from the 1970s
. For the very first time this 3 DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes
will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.Volume 3 : The Seventies
: The Concert Years, New Challenges, Karate Footage, rare footage such as Elvis walking out of the shop August 1974, and much more. Also including 19 minutes extra bonus footage. Region free, NTSC. Running time: 2 hours 31 minutes.