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Here is a new release in the original album series from 'Elvis One'. This time 'Elvis' Christmas Album' from the UK
. This CD includes the original album tracks plus alternate takes, alternate versions and more. And as an extra bonus, a second disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program
(For radio stations only) from December 3, 1967. And a 12 page booklet with photos & recording information.
Elvis Presley : Welcome Aboard! (Bootleg Series) 2 CD Set is a special edition from The Bootleg Series and includes a 16 page booklet with photos, movie facts & recording information. The 2 CDs contain 68 tracks with ...
All masters in Mono, Stereo & Binaural sound!, Alternate & uncut movie versions + the original movie versions, Complete & unedited masters, The acetate recordings,'Girls! Girls! Girls!' lobby spot & more!
The next release in the 'Bootleg Series
' is 'Something Special For Everybody
'. This CD comes with an eight page booklet and contains 29 tracks including: 'Something For Everybody' the original mono album masters, the alternate album with many alternate takes previously unreleased by the record company, the movie versions from 'Put The Blame On Me' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.
treatment of Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
, released this month with the help of outtakes not being overdubbed in any way ... reveals a more intimate and sensitive side of the Christmas recordings that took place in Nashville during two nights in May, 1971. When released on the original album back in 1971, Felton Jarvis had just about used every trick in the book when it came to making overdubs on If I Get Home On Christmas Day
, adding strings, horns and a lot of backing vocals, creating what I like to call a 'bombastic Elvis sound'. Listening to the alternate takes, especially the early ones, you can almost be fooled into thinking it's another song, it sounds so much more intimate.
The huge 3 volume 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' will now be BIGGER and have more pages than expected. Initially each of the three volumes was set at 500 pages (per book), but now the total has already reached 1700 pages. The set
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.
Many years ago, Elvis fans were delighted with videotape releases containing spectacular outakes of the famous '68 Comeback Special featuring sensational camera angles and performances of Elvis during one of his finest moments in his career.
Over the years since, most of the footage has seen the light of day in various official releases. So why then this DVD production? Well, this DVD series takes the '68 Comeback Special to a whole new level, in a fantastic split screen production combining all the available footage and capturing all the excitement - making watching the '68 Comeback Special a whole new experience.
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'.
How do you follow up an album like From Elvis In Memphis and the singles and follow up album that flowed from the 1969 recording sessions at Chip's Moman's Memphis American Sound Studio's? In February 1970 RCA recorded Elvis live in Las Vegas and released the classic live album, On Stage, but it was not until June of that year that Elvis re-entered a studio to cut an album proper. Elvis Country was the result, released in January 1971, it was Elvis' only real concept album and in my opinion does rate as Elvis best album. Elvis recorded country music throughout his career - from classics at Sun sessions in the Fifties to unrepentant schlock. 1971's Elvis Country isn't as famous as his 1969 landmark From Elvis In Memphis but it's one of his most consistent, thematically tight albums, showing off his voice in boundless, effortless form and taking on a set of songs he had a deep connection with.
This is an interview I conducted with the great recording engineer Bill Porter
back in 1987. We chatted and listened to some of his recordings. In one week of 1960, Bill Porter-engineered recordings accounted for 15 of Billboard's Top 100 Singles. You could chalk it up to his having folks like Elvis Presley
, Roy Orbison
, Chet Atkins
and the Everly Brothers
to record, but then you'd have to explain why, with Porter out of the picture, so many of their careers took a nose-dive. The fact is, the original pressings of many of those classic Porter recordings possess a natural, spacious, jump-out-at-you 'live' feel that today's engineers don't seem capable of achieving ... Steve Sholes, who produced the first Elvis session Bill was involved with, said, 'Roll the tape' And I said, 'But I haven't heard the song yet!' And he said, 'Roll the tape, Bill!' and I look and the studio is totally black out there. I can't see a thing. I said, 'You're kidding!' He said, 'No, roll the tape!'.
Here we have the tracklisting for the December FTD releases, 'Elvis' Christmas Album
', a special limited edition 'Classic Album
' CD and 'Flaming Star
' CD, released here in the 'Classic Album' series.
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.
Heineken have issued a company profit downgrade (forecast) and a company executive (when talking to the BBC) has jokingly put the blame on the recent Elvis themed commercial using 'Bossa Nova Baby'.
The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas
' has been released
and our order is on the way to us now
. 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. LAST chance to pre-order.
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!
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.
JAT Publishing will release the DVD, 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7
early to mid December.
FTD will release 'Elvis' Christmas Album
', a special limited edition 'Classic Album
' CD on November 23 along with 'Flaming Star
', again in the 'Classic Album' series.
'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
have released the new CD, 'Elvis In Florida
' a single disc in the Classic Album 7" format packaging, featuring 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.
Sony Music Japan has released a new CD; Elvis Presley Selection: Eiichi Ohtaki's Juke Box
. The CD contains a selection of well-known sings, with 20 tracks: (Eiichi Ohtaki (大瀧 詠一 Ōtaki Eiichi?) (July 28, 1948 – December 30, 2013) was a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He first became known as a member of the influential rock band Happy End, but was better known for his solo work).
Will McDaniel met Elvis Presley in 1957 at Rainbow Skating Rink. In this video, Will talks about how he earned the nickname Bardahl from Elvis that evening.
It seems only fair that the man known as 'the King of Rock 'n' Roll' should be the king of this list.Drafted by the U.S. Army
just as he was experiencing a rise to stardom seldom seen before or since in popular music, Presley didn't shirk from his duty and found himself trading in his leather jacket for combat fatigues. He entered the Army as a regular GI at Ft. Chaffee on March 24, 1958. As his famously tousled hair was shaved down to regulation length, he cracked, 'Hair today, gone tomorrow.' His induction was a major event, with hundreds of overlookers and media there to witness it.
Former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography 'Johnny Cash: A Life', has agreed to write the ultimate biography of Paul Simon. And yes, Elvis is never far away. By way of example, Paul Simon shared an anecdote about talking to Simon about one of his musical heroes, Elvis Presley. 'He loved the way Elvis sounded on Heartbreak Hotel
, the way he looked on television and his exotic Southern background', Hilburn said.
have released 'The Something For Everybody Sessions
' Limited Edition 2LP 180-gram vinyl set.
Now on the way to us are 2 Elvis Presley Danilo Calendars and a Diary for 2015
. Elvis Presley Danilo Calendar A3 2015. Danilo Slimline Calendar 2015 Elvis Presley Danilo Diary 2015.
'Elvis, Love American Style
', (Directly from Soundboard recordings Series no.1) from Gravelroad Music
is a brand new deluxe 100 plus page book
with Soundboard CD
featuring Elvis' June 28, 1974 concert.
The second release in the new Soundboard recordings series from Gravelroad Music is 'Elvis, Vegas Rhythm Revisited' featuring the February 3rd, 1973 Dinner show again a brand new deluxe 110+ page book with Soundboard CD.
Plus on Multimedia DVD
in full format 2 extra shows February 2nd, Midnight Show and February 3rd, 1973 Midnight Show
and 45 Minutes 8 mm footage
of the January/ February Vegas Season. 3
Soundboards fully re-mastered in amazing sound! 1 DVD
with 45min 8mm footage of this 8th Las Vegas season combined to one complete show.
Elvis Presley : 'La Collection 25cm en couleur' (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)
has been released. 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.
I think being a real person, I kind of go back to being out of place, out of step sometimes with the time. Like, being something so unique at a time in life. Makes you stand out more. Although probably he would stand out at any time. But I think that something about his courage and his ability to go out there and be himself and not compromise what he was made him somewhat of an idol, a hero, a person that you worshipped for a lot of reasons other than his talent as a singer.
TNT Records' have announced, 'Bicentennial Superstar' will be their fourth CD release, again with a little help from 'our friends at 'Audionics', probably THE premium and still active label when it comes to rare recordings in best possible sound - we decided to take a closer look to the extremely busy Elvis in the Summer of 1976. (Does it sound more like these are in fact the same people). As we all know it was a time when Elvis actually should have cared a lot more for himself than for his fans. Money might also have been some kind of reason to continue restless touring and the quality of his performances were in many cases merely a shadow of the past. Still Elvis' popularity was tremendous and it seemed so easy to sell out every single show. And so he did on the two nights featured in this 2 CD set.
'Elvis 80' will be released by the 'Real Gone' label in Germany only on November 28.
On 4 December 1956, four up-and-coming singers came together, largely by accident, at a Memphis recording studio. Inevitably the four began an impromptu jam session, some of which was taped by studio engineers. And that spontaneous, informal get-together became the stuff of legend, the four individuals being Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis AKA 'The Million Dollar Quartet'. Author Stephen Miller recreates that singular moment in rock history in 'The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny
' Hardcover Book, a 2013 Omnibus Press release.
, 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.