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Elvis Presley | The Searcher on DVD & Blu-ray

Elvis Presley | The Searcher will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD (deluxe digibook presentation) in Australia in October. 'The Searcher' is a 2-part, 3 hour HBO documentary on Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and follows his musical journey from his childhood to his final recording session in 1976. Featuring over 20 new interviews with Priscilla PresleyTom PettyBruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, his former band members and childhood friends. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to Graceland and hours of unseen archival video footage and unreleased recordings.
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Elvis 1967 CD (including 22 previously unreleased outtakes)

'Elvis 1967' contains 23 tracks, including 22 outtakes previously unreleased by Elvis' record company; Also 3 official previously unreleased binaural recordings; and more! This release is another in 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis ONE. As a bonus we've included all five radio spot announcements for the movie 'Clambake'. Only announcement #2 was available before on the Elvis Anthology CD from the Elvis One label. The booklet is of course complete with recording information and some rare photos!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo! is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis One - Including all the original album/single masters in stereo from the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era plus some additional alternate versions! No fake stereo or electronic stereo but just as recorded in 1956 and 1957. For the first time together on one great new album and in the best possible sound!

Review | Elvis: That's The Way It Is FTD 2 CD Special Edition

Though That's The Way It Is eventually became my favorite album, it had to grow on me over the years. Though often overlooked, That's The Way It Is contains some of the best songs and performances of his entire career ... this 2008 re-issue turns out to be a must-have for serious fans ... This is the definitive look at the That's The Way It Is portions of the June 1970 Nashville sessions. Plus, this edition pulls everything together in one nice package. It has improved sound quality on a number of the previously released alternate tracks. 
Elvis Reviews > Elvis CD Reviews > FTD > By Troy Yeary

How Elvis Presley's Death Led to the Birth of Modern Entertainment Journalism

The most trusted man in America, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, happened to be off, and Roger Mudd was sitting in. The newscast's 'fish bowl' - the key group of senior producers - had decided to lead with a story about the proposed Panama Canal treaty. While the program was being prepped, the wires exploded with news that Elvis Presley had died. ABC and NBC led with the death and ran special broadcasts after their late local news. CBS producers decided to include it, but only later in the broadcast.
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'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' Deluxe 3 CD Longbox

VIK known for their release 'Greetings From Germany' is proud to present 'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' containing 3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim. This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material & notes from the files of Rex Mansfield. An awesome collection! This is exactly how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes throughout the tape. These tapes 'UNCUT' is how real collectors need to have it in their collection. This 3 CD set will be released in a deluxe fold-out longbox.

From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book

When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the 'Bootleg Bible'. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums. So … it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition titled 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, we decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation.

The Bad Nauheim Tapes | Part 1 & Part 2 CDs

These days, it's almost a miracle when something new turns up, especially when it's from Elvis' finest years. Two hours' worth of homerecordings from 1959 sounds too good to be true, and yet here with Elvis: 'The Bad Nauheim Tapes' | Part 1 & Part 2 CDs it is. These remarkable recordings were made while Elvis lived in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Listening to these recordings, it's clear that he is having a good time with his pals, but the keen listener will also note that he is mapping out his musical future. Gospel music was always his first love, so naturally that's well represented here. Most notable are several stabs at 'He Knows Just What I Need', and it's not unlikely that the idea to record it at some point was born here. Same with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', a song that would be a million seller for him one year later.

Elvis Presley in Every Language

Music – especially the music of Elvis Presley – is the universal language. No matter where you go in the world, everyone knows the word 'Elvis'. They also know his movies and music, even if English isn't their first language. And as Elvis fans, we all know the iconic images of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, including the posters for his movies like 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Blue Hawaii'. Those movies had to be marketed to international fans, too – and that's where we get these amazing international movie posters. These colorful collectors items offer a different look at Elvis movies. Take a look at a few of these cool international movie posters below.

Elvis: Summer Festival Spliced Takes' CD

The Elvis 'Spiced Takes' series continues with 'Elvis Summer Festival' containing some very rare tracks from the 'That's the Way It Is' era... This time some amazing splices were made from some of the rehearsals for the actual movie, since they were for rehearsal purposes the actual listening pleasure is missing in some way, because of the many breaks and repeating parts... until now..... Next to the rehearsals, excellent studio splices are also included as well as a great live version of 'Just Pretend' with reprise!

Comeback '68 | The Story Of The Elvis Special Book by Steve Binder

Comeback '68 | The Story Of The Elvis Special is an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/producer Steve Binder. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis' controlling manager Colonel Parker, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis' trust. With a foreword by Priscilla Presley, this 180-page commemorative volume is a must-have for Elvis fans.

Review | The Jungle Room Sessions FTD CD

'The Jungle Room Sessions', the 4th volume from the Follow That Dream label. And let it be said loud and clear from the start, that it was indeed worth the wait as this is a magnificent album and by far the best Follow That Dream release so far. The album contains all the songs recorded by Elvis in his final two studio recording sessions, which took place in the so called Jungle Room at Graceland (hence the title) on February 2-7 and on October 29-30, 1976, which were originally released on the albums From Elvis Presley Boulevard and Moody Blue. Sixteen complete songs plus one instrumental track plus a little, or perhaps more like a very big surprise! Of the sixteen complete tracks, thirteen are previously unreleased, alternate takes, and as such without overdubs, which in this case makes a very big difference.

A New Light On Colonel Tom Parker | Part III

Parker was wrong in advising Elvis against the role in 'A Star Is Born' | If it really were the Colonel who talked Elvis out of accepting Streisand's offer, he would have been absolutely right to do so, in every respect. To list the numerous reasons for that would go beyond the scope and provide enough material for a separate article on that subject only. So, let's cut a long story short: Whoever believes Elvis should have done this movie, may please watch it (it's available on DVD). The role was magnificent for Kris Kristofferson, but for Elvis it would have been a disaster.
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Elvis: 'What Now My Love' 2 CD Set in 5 inch digipack from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of 'What Now My Love', released as a 5 inch digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from his legendary Vegas shows in August 1972 at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas. 'What Now My Love' consist of the midnight shows on August 11 and 12. Between Madison Square Garden and Aloha From Hawaii, the Elvis Presley Show was at its peak! Elvis is in top form with both new and old songs in his repertoire, and especially with the addition of 3 great new songs, 'What Now My Love', 'Fever' and 'My Way'.  In an effort to find the right style for each arrangement, Elvis totally commits himself to each performance. The opening lines of 'What Now My Love' will send thrills down your spine!

Elvis: Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 | 2 LP Vinyl Record Set from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis - Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2' limited edition 2 LP Record Set. The album contains excellent binaural outtakes of 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Treat Me Nice', Baby I Don't Care' and others. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
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Elvis Presley: 'The Perfect 1' CD | Elvis' 40 Greatest (Take) One's

We'd like to present to you Elvis Presley 'The Perfect (Take) 1' CD, a 2 CD collection containing Elvis' first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to disappear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6-panel double disc digipack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy 'The Perfect 1'.

Elvis: 'Unedited Masters Life' CD

After a short break 'Venus Productions; continues their very successful series Unedited Masters Once again, we managed to present you unreleased-/unedited-/alternate tracks. All tracks are digitally transferred from the ORIGINAL studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you'll ever gonna get. Highlights of this release are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of LIFE. Get ready for some great surprises!

Review | Elvis: 'Loving You' DVD

When premiered in 1957, moviegoers could barely hear the dialogue due to the screaming and swooning of Elvis' frenzied fans. Now newly remastered for optimum sound and picture quality, 'Loving You' stars a young Elvis Presley in his second feature film. This semi-autobiographical tale - which boasts some of his most outstanding performances including Teddy Bear and Loving You - chronicles the King's meteoric rise to super-stardom. With his unique vocal style, smoldering sensuality, and easy-going sex appeal to burn, Elvis shows us why he will live forever! This is highly recommended DVD release.

Elvis Sun 7" 45rpm Vinyl Special Releases

Following the release of the five Sun 10" (inch) replica singles at 78RPM and due out in September are all five Sun Singles in 7" 45RPM. This is a strictly low limited number of only 250 copies release.
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Interview with Vernon Presley (The Commercial Appeal August 20, 1977)

After three days of privately grieving the loss of his son, Vernon Presley searched for words to thank the world for its concern. 'It lightened my grief somewhat as I watched the tributes to my son that were shown from people throughout the world', said the 62-year-old, white-haired Presley ...

Review | 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase)

Here is a comprehensive review of the 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase).

Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes | On Stage Jan/Feb 1970 7 CD Deluxe Boxset

Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes | On Stage Jan/Feb 1970 is a beautiful 7 CD deluxe boxset fully packed with awesome multitrack recordings from January 26 to February 23, 1970 | These recordings were made for the 1970 'ON STAGE' album release. What did not appear on the album is at least as powerful as the album itself. Also included are the opening and closing night from the same season. This is Elvis at his best!

Elvis: '827 Thomas Street' 5 CD | 6 LP | Vinyl Single Deluxe Boxset

It's vinyl time! The very successful 5 CD set '827 Thomas Street' featuring fantastic alternate recordings from the 1969 American Sound Studio recordings is now available on vinyl. In a very limited edition ... full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. 6 colored vinyl LP's / 5 CD's & a gorgeous 45RPM 'It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' Get it while you can and get back to 1969. Available in blue marble & red marble vinyl.

Elvis Swinging Sixties! Vinyl LP & CD

Elvis Swinging Sixties! is a stunning album pressed on Gold or Clear vinyl and also included a BONUS CD! This one looks really stunning! The album includes 20 rare sixties outtakes. A brilliant dance album! A must have for every Elvis collector! LIMITED EDITION ONLY!!! Available on beautiful Clear Or Gold Vinyl.

Elvis: 'Nashville Ballads' CD

Elvis: 'Nashville Ballads' an excellent new CD, containing the best outtakes of Elvis ballads, recorded in Nashville, between 1960-1967. Some of the very best Elvis recordings, housed in a beautiful 6 panel digipack, with photos and liner notes.

'Where No One Stands Alone' Debuts at #1 In US

Elvis Presley has entered the Billboard Top Christian album chart at #1 -- a first for the legendary artist -- with 'Where No One Stands Alone', a groundbreaking new album on RCA/Legacy celebrating the singer's everlasting love of gospel music. The release is also #1 on the Billboard Physical Albums chart and the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart.

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD on the Charts

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' has debuted on charts around the world. #9 United Kingdom, #15 Australia, #27 Ireland, #15 Netherlands, #34 Belgium, #37 Germany.

A New Light On Colonel Tom Parker | Part II

For the Colonel, it was all about the money | This is true – fortunately, I have to add. That's what Elvis hired and paid the Colonel for. A manager not 'greedy for money' is just as unqualified for his job as a chimney sweeper suffering from acrophobia. The art on the other hand is the sole task of the artist, as the name already implies. Elvis was an artist who really deserved this term; he didn't need anybody telling him what to sing and how to sing.

Gladys Presley's Elvis-designed tombstone returns to Graceland

In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Gladys Presley's death, the tombstone Elvis designed for his beloved mother - complete with a Star of David, to acknowledge her Jewish heritage - has been exhumed from storage and placed permanently at the Graceland Meditation Garden, near the grave of Gladys' world-famous son.

Lisa Marie Says She Felt Elvis Presley’s Helping Hand When Recording

Lisa Marie Presley is joined by co-producer Joel Weinshanker in Graceland to chat to Ross King about recording a special duet with her father, Elvis Presley, 41 years since his death.

Review | Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Musically this album is terrific, the music is top notch as are the backing vocals. The songs are 'alive' and modern sounding - importantly they sound very good. For the most part, musically 'Where No One Stands Alone' is by far closer to what Elvis recorded than the recent 'Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' (RPO) releases ('If I Can Dream' and 'The Wonder Of You') - I think by way of example I can safely say that if you simply liked those (I loved them!!) you will LOVE this new album. And if you did not like them there is a far greater chance you will like this new release, but those that have a closed 'don't touch' Elvis' recordings attitude probably will not (because they will not even give it a go). Of course with people liking different things, not everyone is going to like a different sound, but going by the success of both 'If I Can Dream' and 'The Wonder Of You' there are obviously plenty of fans that do!

A New Light On Colonel Tom Parker

Just as his Elvis Presley is possibly the most famous entertainer of all time, Colonel Tom Parker is the publicly best-known artist manager, besides perhaps the Beatles' Brian Epstein who was, by the way, a huge admirer of Parker. In contrast to Epstein, however, Parker always 'enjoyed' an extremely bad reputation among his client's fans; loads of the worst imaginable stories and rumors are being told about the man who directed Elvis' career. The question is: What of all this is truth, what is legend, what is misunderstood or misjudged, what is totally false? It's about time to take a closer look at the most prevalent stories, rumors, claims, and opinions about this enigmatic and flamboyant personality. This article explicitly targets fans who are willing to take on a different perspective and face some sturdy facts. However, those who prefer to keep holding on to clichés they've come to love over the years should better stop reading now.

Revisiting Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special With Its Director

When Elvis Presley was filming the intro to his fabled '68 Comeback Special', the program's director had an unusual problem. 'I ended up having too many Elvises in the background', filmmaker Steve Binder tells Rolling Stone. 'I hate to fire anybody, so I decided to use them all. We were afraid the scaffold was not gonna hold the weight. We were sure we were gonna have a major lawsuit if it collapsed'.

Released | 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase)

FTD have released 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3-CD boxset: and we are advised by FTD that this ultimate 'Viva Las Vegas' set is nearly sold out. The set includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, breakdowns, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly LIMITED EDITION. Due to manufacturing costs, there will be no reprint.

Lisa Marie Presley talks about 'Where No One Stands Alone'

It's been 41 years since the passing of the King of Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley, but this Friday, his fans are able to get their hands on a new album featuring Presley's favorite gospel songs. The album, 'Where No One Stands Alone', was co-produced by Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. In her first television interview in four years, Lisa Marie sat down TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager at Graceland to discuss her relationship with music, her fight with drug addiction and her fondest memories of her father.

Interview With Darlene Love ('The Blossoms')

Darlene Love was the lead voice of 'The Blossoms' an American girl-group. During their height of success in the 1960s, the group's lineup most famously consisted of Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King. It has been said that the Blossoms were to the American West Coast what the Sweet Inspirations were to the East Coast and the Andantes were for Motown. In 1968 they appeared in the Elvis (NBC TV Special).

Elvis | 'Where No One Stands Alone' | Official Music Video

Elvis Presley Video View the official promo music video for the 'Where No One Stands Alone' gospel compilation on which you find new renditions of Elvis Presley's classic gospel recordings with new backing music and vocals by the original backing artists. Lisa Marie Presley does a duet with her father on the title track.

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special | Australia | August 17

One night only | See the iconic television special starring Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley's return to live performance and re-launched his singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley. Running Time 110 Mins. Release Date August 17, 2018. 'Village' and 'Event' Cinemas.
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The Intimate Beauty of 'For Ol' Times Sake'

In the early hours of 24 July 1973, singer/songwriter Tony Joe White was woken by a phone call in his Memphis home. A German voice on the other end of the line said: 'Mr White, we are down at Stax Records do you have any more songs? We need to do some more songs' ... The voice belonged to Freddy Bienstock, principal finder of songs at the King's court. When White realised who the tunes were for - and that his friend Felton Jarvis was producing the session - he ran off a copy of three songs (most notably I've Got A Thing About You Baby and For Ol' Times Sake) and drove to the studio ... Felton Jarvis walked by, and made sure that the man who had invented 'Swamp Rock', met Elvis, who had been one of the young White's great inspirations.

Interview with Patti Page

In the course of her remarkable recording career, Patti Page has sold approximately 100 million plus records, making her one of the biggest, if not the biggest selling female recording artist in history. She has 15 certified gold records and her recording of 'Tennessee Waltz', at ten million sold, remains, the biggest selling single ever recorded by a female artist.

Video | The Making of 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Elvis Presley Video View a video on the making of the new 'Where No One Stands Alone' gospel compilation on which you find new renditions of Elvis Presley's classic gospel recordings with new backing music and vocals by the original backing artists. Lisa Marie Presley does a duet with her father on the title track.

Win a personally autographed and framed lithograph by Lisa Marie Presley

Last chance to pre-order 'Where No One Stands Alone' - we will draw the winner for the framed lithograph, autographed by Lisa Marie Presley within days. Order nowLisa Marie Presley sings duet with her father on album's title track Groundbreaking New Elvis Album features 14 Original Performances of Gospel Songs with Newly-Recorded Instrumentation and Backing Vocals featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps.

'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase)

FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions', the ultimate 'Viva Las Vegas' 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 an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly LIMITED EDITION.

Listen to 'Saved' from the new album, 'Where No One Stands Alone'

Elvis Presley MP3 AudioListen to an exclusive premiere of 'Saved', featuring new backing vocals by the legendary Darlene Love, one of 14 tracks on the inspirational new album, 'Where No One Stands Alone' - available August 10. The groundbreaking new album, 'Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone', released on August 10, features 14 original performances of gospel songs with newly recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, all in support of Elvis' original lead vocal recordings. 'Saved' is an energetic gospel-rock call-and-response tune with some fun rhythmic twists, sassy lyrics and Darlene Love jumping in on background vocals. And in classic Elvis fashion, the king testifies as he gives up his errant ways. Love, who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special, shares, 'I had the honor to perform a terrific version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's 'Saved' on the popular ABC TV show Shindig in 1965 with The Blossoms as the lead vocalist. Though we never recorded it officially it predates Elvis' version which I sang background vocals for with the group'.

Elvis Safe & Sound Hardcover Book by Dick Grob

Elvis Safe & Sound Hardcover Book By Dick Grob. Dick Grob first met Elvis in 1967, when Elvis was on his honeymoon in Palm Springs, California. At the time, Dick was a Palm Springs Police Officer and was assigned to provide personal protection to the 'Star'. Thus began a friendship that lasted for more than ten years.

Bob Neal | Managing Elvis Presley

Your biggest success came after a phone call from Sam Phillips, right? Yes, Sam phoned me and said he had this new boy who just had a record out and would I put him on a show. I agreed with Sam and so I got Elvis on a show on August 10th, 1954. He got a tremendous reaction, which really amazed me because he had just started. Then a couple of months after that I was thinking one day and asked Elvis had he got a manager. He said 'No' and well I said I've never been a manager but let's try it.

View the promo for the Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Elvis Presley Video View the promo for the Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD. This release celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley's gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis' most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him ...

Behind the Button : Elvis Presley's 'Cameo' on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run

Did you know that Bruce Springsteen can be seen wearing an Elvis fan club badge on the cover of his classic 'Born To Run' album from 1975? Elvis' image is on the button placed on Bruce's guitar strap, a badge from the now-defunct New York-area Elvis Presley fan club called 'The King's Court'.

Elvis Harum Scarum: The Book | Due out next week

Next up from JAT Publishing is a new book about 'Harum Scarum' featuring over 150 unreleased photos from the 1965 movie. From the recording sessions, to the backlot, straight to the filming. Presented in colour and B&W, celebrating 30 years of JAT Publishing, as Elvis brings the big beat to Baghdad. As a bonus there is an extra chapter on 'Behind The Scenes of Girl Happy'. Following this will be (finally) the re-release of The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977 Hardcover Book.
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Elvis: From Omaha to Rapid City 2 CD Set | June 19 and 21, 1977 Concerts

Elvis: 'From Omaha To Rapid City' 2 CD Set | Omaha’s 'Civic Auditorium Arena' & Rapid City’s 'Rushmore Plaza Civic Center' were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3, 1977. Many tracks contained overdubs. The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows. Now on popular demand this beautiful 2 CD set.

Elvis: 'Summer Festival' CD

Elvis: 'Summer Festival' is a fantastic special Summer CD Release. This cool looking 6-panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form! Have yourself a wonderful summer with this excellent collection! Limited Summer Edition Only!!

Ann-Margret talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Video 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.

Preview | 'Elvis Greensboro' April 14 1972 CD (from the actual RCA tapes)

Here we have both sound samples and the completed cover art layout for preview. Victrola label is proud to present Elvis' powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14, 1972. So what makes this, April 14, 1972 'Elvis Greensboro', new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set 'Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition'. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes.

Review: Elvis Now FTD Special Edition 2 CD Set

Perhaps the best part of FTD's 'Elvis Now' is that every song sounds better than it ever has before. If you love Elvis in the 1969 - 1971 era represented by this album and care about audio quality, you will be thrilled with these sound upgrades - particularly on the master takes. Kudos to FTD for much improvement in this area over the years. 'Elvis Now' is a different kind of listening experience than that of 'From Elvis In Memphis' or 'That's The Way It Is'. While those two albums are monumental, their greatness should not take away from the understated achievement that 'Elvis Now' represents.

Elvis 'sings' new duet with daughter Lisa Marie

Elvis Presley's 'moving' duet with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley features on a new posthumous album set for release in August. The 14-track record comes four decades after the King of Rock and Roll's death in August 1977, with a release date of August 11. 'Where No One Stands Alone' - the same name of their father-daughter song - features new backing music and vocals from old collaborators in the form of Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps. Elvis won the Grammy for Best Sacred Performance for the title track, which has been re-imagined, in 1967. In her notes for the album, Lisa writes: 'It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father. 'The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. 'I'm certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way'.

Review: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of the 'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley 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. 
  • The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
  • The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
MRS has ingeniously coordinated licensed, professionally shot black and white newsreel footage (taken at the afternoon September 1956 Tupelo homecoming concert) with the amateur recording made of the concert (which has previously appeared on the Elvis Presley Golden Celebration LP/CD box sets) and it blows you away! Not because of the quality of the footage and audio, but because of the combination! You will hardly believe your eyes and ears!

Sound Samples | 'Elvis Greensboro' April 14 1972 CD (from the actual RCA tapes)

Victrola is proud to present Elvis' powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14, 1972. So what makes this, April 14, 1972 'Elvis Greensboro', new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set 'Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition'. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes.

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' new Sony Music CD Release

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley's gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis' most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him, including Darlene Love; Cissy HoustonTerry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland of The Stamps QuartetThe album also includes a new duet with Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' daughter, on the title track'. Since I was two years old', Elvis Presley once said, 'all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release'.

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 Hardcover Book

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 will be released soon. This large format (3 kg / 6.6 pounds) hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen and Keith Alverson will contain more than 1,200 photos from 1976 and 1977 with more than 1,000 never published, or even seen, before. Here’s the cover, to be released later this year. Volume 1 has been a very popular book with loads of great photos.
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Elvis' youngest co-star shares some of her memories of working with the king

Here is a special article by Elvis' youngest co-star, Victoria Paige Meyerink, from 'Speedway' as she shares some of her memories of working with the king. Being in the film business is unlike any other. The bonds formed during production last a lifetime and, in Elvis' case, beyond. When I was cast as Ellie Easterlake in 'Speedway' I knew the project was special and that it would be a great experience… I had no idea that from that moment on, Elvis Presley would become a huge part of my life and career forever.