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Cliff Richard Remembers the first time he heard Elvis Presley.
'Next : Stop Fayetteville' from 'Graceland Records' features three concerts from Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County Memorial, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1976 shows and is presented in 3CD-digipack, in slipcase, with great 44-page booklet filled with many rare photos (some are presented for the very first time) of Elvis on stage in Fayetteville. You can't go wrong with this set.
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow single CD titled 'Burning Hot Tonight', featuring the Las Vegas, August 24th, 1972 Dinner show. This is a previously unreleased mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. It is taken from a recently found source which has never been in circulation (however, an alternate recording in inferior quality is out there, but this new source is far better quality). Straight Arrow's sound man was able to improve the sound quality noticeably.
Goldie Hawn recalls meeting Elvis, when he visited her on the 'Laugh-In' NBC set. 'I met Elvis when I was in Laugh-In
... He was on the set because we used to rehears in the studio ant NBC ...''And in walks this guy, and he was soooo beautiful, that it just took my breath away, everybody's breath away. And he walked up to me, and he tussled my hair, and he said 'you look like a chicken that's just been hatched'. '.... But my god, I've never met a guy with so much charisma in my life'. Listen to Goldie Hawn
'Return to Sender'? Not this album: U.S. Postal Service customers snapped up enough copies of the service's exclusive new 'Elvis Presley Forever
' compilation, released last week in conjunction with the new Elvis Presley Forever postage stamp, to put it at No. 11 in its first week on Billboard's 200 Albums chart.
Sometimes living a long life has its rewards. Living to see this superb FTD album, 'I Sing All Kinds
', is surely one of them. Shorn of the intrusive post production dubs, orchestration and background harmonies of the original releases, and given some inspired sound mixing, the songs on this FTD
release are a joy to listen to. The improvement in sound and feel of the original releases is remarkable ...
Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events. Updated
Erik Lorentzen has announced that the release of the seventh volume in the book series 'Elvis Files'
will be in October of this year. Volume 7 is about Elvis' career in 1974-1975. But before this will be the release of Erik Lorentzen's beautiful book about Elvis' gold suit: 'A Touch of Gold Lamé
'. 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7
(1974-1975) is now available to pre-order.
Elvis was the love of my life. I met him in the summer of '55, when he was just a regional star. I was 17 and he was 20. He had been in my hometown of Biloxi, Mississippi, several times before, and people said, 'You need to see him', and I went on this one night. I thought he was the most gorgeous thing: big, dreamy eyes. Girls were screaming over him, and I'm just not that kind. I was passing by him, not even looking at him, and he reached through the crowd and grabbed my arm. He said, 'Where are you going?'
The book, 'A Touch of Gold Lamé
' has been released. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book byErik Lorentzen
author of the Elvis Files books
. The book is the same size and weight (3.5kg
/ 7.7 pounds
) as these classic releases (So HUGE) and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit. View an eight (8) page preview
During a June 2011 BBC interview with Graham Norton
, Liza Minnelli
talks about meeting Elvis in 1970. Liza talks about how Elvis came backstage to watch her show and then invited her up to his suite and that he showed off his Karate moves. She also says that she was sitting next to Chubby Checker, Alice Cooper and Linda Lovelace, partially confirming what appeared to be bizarre claims by Alice Cooper in a recent interview
. [Now we finally have the true story of Alice Cooper meeting Elvis, as told by Alice. In the video we now have
you can see and hear what was really said and compare it too how the UK's Daily Mail distorted the story.]
, a prolific film and television star during the 1960s, has died from complications of breast cancer. The actress, who was best known for starring as Batgirl on the 1966-1968 Batman series, was 78. Her star really took off in the 1960s, especially in 1964 and 1964, starring in two Elvis Presley movies - It Happened At The World's Fair
and Kissin' Cousins
. In 1966, she was cast as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in the Adam West Batman series, which remains her most famous role.
Songwriter and producer Bob Johnson
passed on Friday Aug. 14 while in hospice care in Nashville. Johnston wrote at least 16 songs for Elvis Presley's films
between 1964 and 1968, including 'It Hurts Me
', 'Let Yourself Go
' and 'Stop, Look and Listen
'. Two songs credited to Joy Byers, the aforementioned 'Stop, Look and Listen' and 'Yeah, She's Evil!' were recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets (the latter song was titled 'The Meanest Girl in Town
' when Elvis recorded it). Elvis Presley recorded 'The Meanest Girl in Town' on June 10, 1964, while Bill Haley recorded his version a week later, on June 16, 1964.
Following the remarkable success of our 'From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes' series, it is time to move on to yet another exciting project. Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, titled, Onondaga Nights featuring two concerts from the July/August Bicentennial tour, in topnotch audience recorded quality. It was somewhat problematic tour and especially at the end of July and first days of August, Elvis' voice was affected by some kind of laryngitis. Nevertheless, the two concerts from Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse are examples of two solid Presley concerts, with Presley sounding clear and enthusiastic, and in good voice. Both shows were taken directly from recently found original audience-recorded mastertapes.
After the major success of 827 Thomas Street here is 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd. This 2 CD set contains all takes and alternate versions you will need beside your FTD collection
featuring the Jungle Room recordings. You can make it all complete with this marvelous 2CD set, and above that, the tracks are remastered for optimal listening pleasure!
Now we finally have the true story
of Alice Cooper meeting Elvis. In the video we now have
you can see and hear Alice and what he really said and compare it too how the UK's Daily Mail distorted the story ...
The husband of Ginger Alden
, has passed away in a sad coincidence, on the 38th anniversary of the Elvis Presley's death, August 16, 2015. Alden was a 20-year-old Memphis resident when she joined her older sister Terry, then the reigning Miss Tennessee beauty queen, to visit Elvis Presley at his home, Graceland. Smitten by Ginger, Elvis soon charmed her with a private jet flight to Las Vegas, jewelry, a Lincoln Continental, and shopping excursions. Terry now lives in St. Louis.
Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret
Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland, Sweden to Anna Aronsson and Gustav Olsson, a native of Örnsköldsvik. She grew up in a small town 'of lumberjacks and farmers high up near the Arctic Circle'. Her father worked in the United States during his youth and immigrated back in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company. Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the USA four years later. When she filmed Viva Las Vegas
with Elvis the two began a relationship.
Interview with Celeste Yarnall who appeared briefly in Live A Little, Love a Little. Celeste plays Ellen, the girl at the party, with all the astrological reasons why she and Elvis just can't possibly be matched up.
Change Of Habit
' from FTD books
is a high quality photo book covering Elvis Presley's last feature film with over 400 pages containing over 150 unpublished photos combined with interesting articles and interviews with cast and crew. To make this book really interesting, included are twenty six pages of candids taken by fans during 1969, all great shots, showing Elvis looking so good. And then there is the bonus CD, finally housed well at the back of the book, you can actually get the disc out easily.
Rock Legends will soon release 'Las Vegas' Voice - Volume Two' featuring the complete unreleased performance from February 2, 1974 Midnight show. This second unreleased booth recording is another good quality product and also a good performance by Elvis. As about all performances recorded during that season, Elvis sounded in control and very relaxed in front of his fans and Las Vegas' crowd. If you enjoyed the first volume then the second volume is for you too ! You can ask your dealer for a sample!
AudiRec proudly presents: 'Elvis Closing Night 1975' - a brandnew CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from December 15, 1975 - well known as the 'Closing Night' for Elvis' December Las Vegas 75 Season. Expectations were high when Elvis returned to Las Vegas in December of 1975.
'That's The Way It Is
' and 'Elvis Country
' were two of the most artistic albums in Elvis' career. What makes them special, is a true concept behind the selection of the songs. 'Love Letters
' could not live up to this high standard, since it was a strange mixture of songs, that could not make it on the 'TTWII' and 'Country' releases in the first place, for reasons of available time, quality or strategy.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce the release of 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', available on October 30th, 2015. The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé, and appearances by Il Volo and Duane Eddy.
What we get here is the complete 'Raised On Rock
' original album, the rough mixed masters to 5 songs and the 4 instrumental tracks - what a package
!!! Obviously not much new is learned on disc 1, hearing the first 10 album tracks again - except that the SOUND on this FTD really DOES seem excellent.
Jackie DeShannon is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards and dated Elvis Presley. 'I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house. And in the lower room, we had a jukebox and just played records and sang together and just had a great time'.
Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960
is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!
' before the movie G.I. Blues
changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs
, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Hear Elvis personally introduce
his British chart toppers featuring many performances officially released for the first time
'Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives
' by Gillian G. Gaar tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 75 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text.
Sony Music will release the 4 CD box set, 'Elvis Live In Las Vegas
' on September 18 packaged in a hard back book format case similar to recent releases of 'Young Man With The Big Beat
', 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever
', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special
' and 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes
'. 'Live In Las Vegas' is a 4CD set compiling a comprehensive collection of Elvis’ legendary appearances in Las Vegas from 1956 -1975 and includes 89 recordings, a detailed 32 page booklet and plenty of rare photos.
Elvis Presley Hymnbook
is a single CD featuring the very best of Elvis' spiritual recordings. Elvis began singing in a church and had a lifelong love of inspirational music. These recordings taken from the beginning of his career illustrate the power of Elvis' devotion and his gospel roots.
'Elvis Love Songs' 3LP Gatefold 180g Red Vinyl
has just been released following the 'Love Songs 3 CD Set
' earlier this year. The Elvis recordings collected here have now retained their appeal for over half a century. As Eighties chart-topper and confirmed Presley fan Huey Lewis says, 'The best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.' In other words - if you love music, you'll love Elvis' love songs ... especially on this superb 3LP gatefold edition on glorious red vinyl!
Charlie Hodge began his musical career at age 20 in a gospel quartet with Bill Gaither. He went on to be the lead singer for the Foggy River Boys. At 5'3", the guitarist had to stand on an empty Coke crate to reach the microphone. Elvis Presley first met Hodge backstage after the group performed in Memphis, Tennessee. Charlie Hodge
.... I said, 'Hello, Is Elvis there? This is Charlie Hodge'. And Lamar said, 'Charlie Hodge?' And I heard Elvis yell, 'Yeah, Charlie, come on up'. And so, that's how we got together ...
Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber helped give birth to rock and roll when they wrote Hound Dog
in 1952. Their list of hits sounds like the very history of rock and roll almost from the moment of its birth, with classic songs recorded by everybody from Elvis Presley
to the Drifters to John Lennon
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.
The following interview with Sonny West took place in Sydney Australia, on May 4th, 2005. If you think you know Sonny and his motivations over the years, you may want to think again after reading this interview.
Interview with Bill Belew, who has the distinction of having designed Elvis Presley's costumes and personal wardrobe from 1968 until 1977.
Coming soon from the Rock Legends label is the first volume of 'Las Vegas' Voice : Volume One', featuring the complete February 3, 1974 Midnight show. It's not often recordings from Elvis' 10th concert season in Las Vegas were released in such good quality. This show is taken from an unreleased original audience booth recording
and way above average from the standard audience recording.
Expected soon is new CD entitled 'In Fine Form' (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2015-03) (audience) recorded in Las Vegas, NV, February 9th, Midnight show.
Coming out soon is the 6th and last volume of Straight Arrow's 'From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes' series - a double-digipak CD release, called 'The Man From Memphis', featuring the audience recording from May 13th 3am 1973 and Portland, November 26th, 1976 shows.
The forthcoming release from the 'SR' label is titled 'Giving You All I Got
' and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 10, 1972 MS. This will be the second volume dedicated on August 1972 Vegas season and it will see the light at the begin of September. This recording comes from an early generation copy of the (audience recorded
) master tape, the sound quality is excellent considering the early Vegas Season. Housed in a special large digipack 7" (17,5x17.5 cm) with inside a six pages booklet and poster + bonus card each one sealed individually and accompanied from a bonus EP vinyl
33 rpm speed including four songs from the show.