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MRS will release a 6CD/100-page book 'Back-In Living Stereo' on November 22, 2019 with a new CD housing package box set. The 6 CDs contain over 150 remastered tracks of the essential 1960-1962 master recordings, plus rare alternate outtakes (including unreleased material) and all of the personal home recordings Elvis made during the 1960s. All tracks have now been cleaned, repaired (there are too many to mention), and restored. The home recordings have now had the same mastering techniques as used so successfully on the recent MRS release 'Made in Germany'. The set also includes unreleased recordings - including one that will have the Elvis world 'all shook up', as well as a previously unreleased stereo version of home recordings. The 100-page book includes rare unpublished documents and photographs, supported by a comprehensive text discussing each of Elvis' RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1960-62. Read more | Pre-order 'Back-In Living Stereo' now!
Ed Asner made his film debut in 1962, in the Elvis Presley movie Kid Galahad and again with the king in 'Change of Habit'. Asner is best known for his character Lou Grant, who was first introduced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. In 1977, after the series, Asner's character was given his own show, Lou Grant (1977–82).
FTD has released both the 'American Sound '69' 5 CD Set and 'Elvis Sings Memphis' LP Record. Elvis' pivotal Year of 1969 celebrated with Elvis: American Sound 1969 featuring over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis' 1969 legendary American Sound Studio sessions, including 'In The Ghetto' and 'Suspicious Minds'. FTD also advises that they will only be manufacturing to satisfy initial orders. Any re-orders will only be available if there is residue stock existing from the first pressing. Order Now before this set is SOLD OUT!!!
View a 6-page preview from August 12, 1970 taken from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release. As a special pre-order bonus there will be 18 25cm x 30cm (9.84" x 11.8") 'Perfect For Framing' photos.
View a 6-page preview from August 11, 1970 taken from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release. As a special pre-order bonus there will be 18 25cm x 30cm (9.84" x 11.8") 'Perfect For Framing' photos.
Ginger Alden first met Elvis when she was five years old. Her father was a Public Relations Officer in the Army in Memphis. When Elvis returned from Germany and was no longer in the service, our family was invited, by an uncle of Elvis', to join Elvis and a group at the local fairground. Elvis remembered Ginger's father and walked over to meet him and his family. Elvis was so kind and cordial. He shook hands with each person and patted Ginger on the head. No one never dreamed their paths would cross again or that in 15 years Ginger would become engaged to Elvis!
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.
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!
- The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
- The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
View a 9-page preview from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release.
Venus Productions is proud to present you, Mele Mai Ka Lani Mai, a 3-CD set with unreleased outtakes from the movie 'Blue Hawaii'. As with all Venus releases all tracks are uncut and the sound is top-notch!
On the 42nd anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist looks back on his career rebirth in 1969 - now immortalized on a massive box set. 'I hadn't actually met Elvis before I went to work with him', says the legendary guitarist James Burton, who'd already worked with a veritable who's who of rock stars when he picked up the phone one night in 1969 and found himself speaking to the King himself, Elvis Presley. 'I'd played the Louisiana Hayride around the time he came through when he was just starting out, but I didn't actually meet Elvis until 1969. He called me on the phone at my home in L.A., and I talked to him for two or three hours on the phone. He asked me if I'd be interested in going to Vegas and putting a band together for him. So I did'.
It was July 31, 1969, and Elvis Presley was all keyed up. It was opening night at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, and he was about to give his first full concert appearance since 1961. In June 1968, he'd taped four shows before a live audience for his television special, Elvis, but that had been in an intimate setting, not a 2,000-seater showroom. And there would be no opportunity for any retakes tonight. It was make-or-break time.
As a special pre-order bonus there will be 18 25cm x 30cm (9.84" x 11.8") 'Perfect For Framing' photos with each pre-order of this limited edition 1000 copies only box set. View an 8-page preview from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order essential.
Larry Auerbach booked Elvis Presley's first network television performance in 1956. The agency had just signed on to represent Presley when a producer for Jackie Gleason's 'Stage Show' called Auerbach and said he needed an act, 'a country singer', for an upcoming broadcast. So Auerbach said, 'I've got one', while knowing almost nothing about Presley's act. During rehearsal, there was a problem. Producer Jack Philbin turned to Auerbach while Elvis Presley gyrated and said, 'All the parts in his pants are moving'. Auerbach, assigned to fix the problem, took the singer to an Army and Navy store at 53rd Street and Broadway and bought him his first athletic supporter. 'He said, 'Why am I wearing this?' and I said, 'So your parts won't move', Auerbach recalled.
This is an interview with Elvis Presley by radio broadcaster Harold Johnson recorded on August 9th 1975 at the Memphis Liberty Bowl Stadium. Elvis was at the stadium enjoying a football game between the Memphis Southmen and the Charlotte Hornets when the interview was conducted live on air.
Elvis' pivotal Year of 1969 celebrated with Elvis: American Sound 1969 featuring over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis' 1969 legendary American Sound Studio sessions, including 'In The Ghetto' and 'Suspicious Minds'. FTD have revised the original wording to the press release they first put out about the 'American Sound '69' set. The most important parts read: 'Although originally intended as a Sony download release only, FTD agreed to release a limited physical edition after requests from many of you. As this was put together somewhat hastily, clarification is needed regarding the content. The digital set was never intended to be the 'complete' sessions. Therefore it does not include sub-standard, inconsequential and fragmented material that has surfaced on bootleg over the years. It features all the recordings deemed essential by the producers. FTD also advise that they 'will only manufacturing to satisfy initial orders. Any re-orders will only be available if there is residue stock existing from the first pressing'. Order Now before this set is SOLD OUT!! www.elvispresleyshop.com
David English & Pal Granlund who have just released details on their forthcoming FTD Book/CD Elvis Presley - The Making of Viva Las Vegas, are proud to announce a new book, which will be released in 2020 on the 50th Anniversary of the documentary Elvis That's The Way It Is. Some brief details are listed below.
Previously unseen home movie footage which shows Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash together back in 1957 was included in episode four of Ken Burns 'Country Music' documentary series. The clip shows Elvis Presley dancing, possibly to 'Treat Me Nice' from 'Jailhouse Rock'. A Canada Packers sign in the background while Johnny Cash is on the street would suggest that section is filmed in Canada. The first shot is Elvis is chewing gum and dancing - a finger from an unseen man snaps along with his dancing (probably Johnny, based on what comes in a moment).
Erik Lorentzen will release the limited edition, 1000 copies only, photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is' by in December. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos.
JAT Publishing will re-release an updated version of the book The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977' this month. JAT recently completed the work updating the book and it will be available at the end of this month. JAT found some newer images and documents and artboards. This is an Elvis keepsake forever. This book is the perfect companion piece to the elaborate 'Elvis Sessions IV The Recorded Music of Elvis Aron Presley 1954-1977'. The Vinyl Artwork book contains most of the original photography for the albums, singles and extended plays released in Elvis Presley's lifetime. Many of the photos are the full gorgeous images as they were originally photographed with many never before seen in their entirety.
With a love of rock and roll that began after hearing Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, LRB's Glenn Shorrock dabbled in more upbeat music. 'I was a fan when I first heard Elvis Presley when I was 14 and found out about this new rock and roll music in America. 'Heartbreak Hotel' was an epiphany as it were. Lying on a bed 108 degrees Fahrenheit in a pretty basic migrant hostel and on the ABC, and I hear this echoing … 'well since my baby left me' … what the hell's that? 'I ran down the corridor and the ABC announcer said 'that was Elvis Presley with 'Heartbreak Hotel' ...
Due for release in December is the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is' by By Erik Lorentzen. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed as a limited edition in a special slip-case, should contain over 2000 unpublished photos.
Follow That Dream in cooperation with David English and Pal Granlund will release the Deluxe book / CD set 'The Making of Viva Las Vegas' in November 2019. The 400-page hardcover book, packed in a deluxe slipcase, has the same size and format as the 'Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo' book / CD from the FTD label.
Elois Bedford was probably Elvis' first 'girlfriend' - the relationship ended after perhaps one year when Elvis handed Elois a note as she was about to board the school bus. It said he had gone to another girl. Her name was Magdalene Morgan. Magdalene had had her eyes on the shy youngster for a longer time and she knew - just knew - that one day, sooner or later, they would become 'an item'. 'I guess my infatuation with Elvis started in that little church up in East Tupelo', says Magdalene, known as Maggie in school because people, including Elvis, never got around to learning how to spell her name correctly. 'He sang and picked the guitar. I sang and played piano'.
CMT is proud to present a new Spliced Takes CD, Viva Las Vegas which includes 15 unreleased new spliced takes!
One of the highlights probably is the 'longer' version of 'If You Think...' it has been created using 8 splices and includes multiple sax solo's 'Do the Vega' has been giving an extra 'touch' by repeating the 'Shake like a son....' portion which makes it sound more up to date and modern.
Here we have a video of 11-year-old Angelina Jordan performing Elvis Presley's legendary It's Now or Never.
As part of the publicity for the release of the 'Elvis Live 1969' and 'American Sound 1969' sets Ernst Jorgensen picked out his Top 5 favorite recordings of 'Suspicious Minds' that Elvis performed.
The Elvis Now In Person 1969 Book has been released and our order will be on the way to us shortly. This Deluxe Hardcover Book contains 400-pages packed with rare and unseen shots taken during the period of July 31 and August 28, 1969. It includes amazing photographs from the construction of the International Hotel, the famous press conference and the shows themselves. View and 11-page preview of this huge book.
For many years, a release of Roustabout
in Follow That Dream
Records' (FTD) classic albums
series was an often-made request that the label finally filled in July of 2017. One of the possible reasons why this definitive edition of the soundtrack album took so long to release was the possibility of more outtakes to appear after the early 2000s discovery of the previously unreleased alternate title song 'I'm a Roustabout' that was initially released on the 2003 compilation album 2nd to None. Nothing new has turned up since then, though, and the number of surviving outtakes for Roustabout remains relatively small. To make up for the lack of material, FTD chose to expand the album with newly remixed outtake versions of all eleven master takes.
American martial arts man Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace who was Elvis Presley's bodyguard and personal trainer from 1974 until his death in 1977 recently talked about his times with the King and gave a rare glimpse of the man behind the legend. 'He was a wonderful person, a nice guy. It was fun working out with him too but you couldn't hit him too hard. You couldn't punch Elvis in the face but it was fun beating up his 'Memphis Mafia'.
Elvis was in fine form on this hot August night on August 25, 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. This concert is arguably the best live recording of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! All that is left then is to say then is - buy 'Elvis Live 1969' and enjoy this concert along with 10 other great performances, Elvis style.
Celebrating Elvis' first motion picture - Follow That Dream present 'Love Me Tender' in the 2-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.
FTD has advised that the release of the 'American Sound '69' 5 CD Set and 'Elvis Sings Memphis' LP Record has been delayed to around the week commencing September 23, or possibly week commencing September 16. Elvis' pivotal Year of 1969 celebrated with Elvis: American Sound 1969 featuring over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis' 1969 legendary American Sound Studio sessions, including 'In The Ghetto' and 'Suspicious Minds'. FTD also advise that they will only be manufacturing to satisfy initial orders. Any re-orders will only be available if there is residue stock existing from the first pressing.
'Singer Presents Elvis' was released in 2011 by the Venus label. Now we have a single CD only re-release. This set was first released in 2011 and sold out immediately, mainly because of the many completely unreleased tracks. Most of these tracks are still only available on this set and we’ve got a lot of request for this CD. So we decided to make a low budget version and give everyone the possibility to own these recording on the label that made them available. As with all Venus releases all tracks are uncut and the sound is top-notch!
With Elvis reciting the same stage patter nearly word-for-word in each of the 11 concerts, it's these gaffes and unexpected moments that keep 'Elvis Live 1969' from becoming just an overly repetitive entry for Elvis completists. Instead, the box set serves as a snapshot of a world-class entertainer successfully but gingerly rediscovering the magic that made him so in the first place. 'Suspicious Minds', then just a week or so into its life as a single, is majestic, with Elvis possessed by the pounding rhythm of drummer Ronnie Tutt. The gig is the same one during which Elvis comes to pieces in 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' supposedly tickled by Sweet Inspirations singer Cissy Houston's ability to keep on singing, unfazed, while Elvis goes further and further off the rails. Still frazzled, he screws up 'Rubberneckin' immediately afterward and asks the band to restart the tune a full 45 seconds in.
The European Side Of Elvis / Words And Music 2 CD set is housed in a beautiful slipcase is a 6-panel digipack with 2 rare albums. This Limited Edition Combi Collectors Pack contains masters and rare alternate tracks. 'Words and Music' was only released on CD in Australia in the mid-'80s and is very hard to find these days. We present it here with rare bonus tracks and mixed with Elvis quotes just like the original release. 'The European Side Of Elvis' was never released on CD. All tracks on this album are rare alternate tracks!!
August 1974 is a remarkable period in Elvis' career. A new Vegas engagement was ahead of him and Elvis and his loyal musicians had plans for a new and refreshing show, which they were going to perform for a two week period. Probably to avoid getting bored from doing the same year in and year out, they went to rehearse some new songs to create the new setlist. Fortunately, the rehearsal from August 16 was recorded on a 2 track cassette deck and is presented here in its ultimate form. Originally released way back in 1995 it was time for an update.
42 years ... gone too soon ...
42 years ... gone too long ...
Elvis Presley ... Remembered for eternity ... 1935-1977 | 1977-2019 ...
Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old. Through the early morning of the 16th, Elvis took care of last-minute tour details and relaxed with family and staff. He was to fly to Portland, Maine that night and do a show there on the 17th, then continue the scheduled tour. Elvis retired to his master suite at Graceland around 7:00 AM to rest for his evening flight. By late morning, Elvis Presley had died of heart failure. In a matter of hours the shock registered around the world.
'A Date With Elvis' 60th-anniversary edition of 2000 individually numbered copies is available on transparent blue vinyl. 'A Date With Elvis' is Elvis Presley's eighth album originally released in July 1959. It is a compilation of previously unreleased material from an August 1956 recording session at 20th Century Fox Stage One, two sessions from Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and multiple sessions at Sun Studio.
Whether you think of Elvis Presley as the young, energetic singer with the dynamic good looks and gyrating hips that shook the music world in the 1950s or the more mature Elvis with the long sideburns and sequined jumpsuits who performed in Las Vegas, his career spanned decades. Music fans around the world were devastated by the news of his death on August 16th, 1977. And yet, more than four decades later, the man with the voice and style that changed popular music forever, remains the King of Rock and Roll. Millions around the world still buy his music and hundreds of thousands visit Graceland every year to see where he lived, died, and remains buried today.
Wink Martindale had no idea his life would forever change when he met a truck driver named Elvis Presley in 1954. After listening to the aspiring singer's new track titled 'That's All Right Mama', the radio and game show personality knew there was something magical occurring. And sure enough, Presley quickly transformed into the king of rock 'n' roll. But despite Elvis' reign in both music and Hollywood, the iconic performer passed away on Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42 from a heart attack. Martindale, 85, spoke to Fox News about how he met his beloved pal, their heartbreaking final meeting and how he continues to pursue his own passion to entertain others.
Interview with Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director for the Elvis Presley movie Loving You
. Previously Hal had written for variety shows, graduating to screenplays and specializing in comedies. He wrote for Bob Hope as well as the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Over the years, Hal Kanter received six Emmy Award nominations, winning the last two for his writing on the annual Academy Awards telecast. He also wrote the script for Elvis Presley's 1961 hit film Blue Hawaii
, which garnered him a 'Best Written American Musical' nomination from the Writers Guild of America.
Sony Music have released 'Elvis Live 1969' a Limited Edition 11 CD box set with a 52-page book full of rare photos & memorabilia! The set features one show entirely unreleased and complete and newly mixed and mastered shows.
'Elvis Rocks Again in 1975' is a 4 CD set and follows the recent 'Elvis Rocks in 75' release. The set contains both the May 4, 1975 afternoon and evening performances as recorded at Lake Charles as the May 6 and 7 1975 performances from Murfreesboro and is limited to 300 copies.
Dressed in a chic black tunic and bell bottoms that matched his long but neatly combed black-tinted hair. Elvis Presley stepped onstage last week at the International Hotel in Las Vegas and launched into the driving beat of 'Blue Suede Shoes'. The audience of 2,000, most of them over 30, roared and squealed in nostalgic appreciation. In spite of his updated look, Elvis hadn't changed at all in the nearly nine years since his last personal appearance. Shaking, gyrating and quivering, he again proved himself worthy of his nickname, The Pelvis. Through nervousness caused him to sing 'Love my, me tender' for 'Love Me Tender', the pasty-faced enchanter quickly settled down to work his oleaginous charms, backed by a 30-piece orchestra, a five-man combo and a chorus of seven. Oozing the sullen sexuality that threw the America into a state of shock in the 50's, he groaned and swiveled through a medley of 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'All Shook Up' and 'Hound Dog'.
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.
The I'm 10,000 Years Old : Elvis Country' album 'tells us as much about the man who created it as anything he ever did'. In January 1971, RCA records slipped its latest Elvis Presley LP on the market, not two months after the previous one. That record, 'I'm 10,000 Years Old: Elvis Country', the singer's 30th of original material (excluding live collections, compilations and greatest hits sets), wasn't just another Elvis LP. It was an honest to gosh concept LP. The songs were not only linked stylistically and thematically, but all the performances were linked by splices of a song interspersed between each number. Even the cover wasn't the usual head shot of a smiling Elvis, concert pose, or movie still. In their place was a sepia toned photo of a very familiar looking young boy, Elvis Presley aged two.
Three new Elvis Presley collections are on the way. The largest of the bunch, Live 1969, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis' 57-show residency at Las Vegas' International Hotel. The 11xCD set features unreleased material and comes with a 52-page booklet with photos, memorabilia, and an oral history. Live 1969 comes out on August 9 (via RCA/Legacy). Also on August 9, RCA and Legacy will release a 2xLP called Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 26, 1969. It features the complete set from Presley's August 26 midnight show. Then, on August 23, Follow That Dream (FTD) will release Elvis: American Sound 1969, a 5 CD collection of rare and unreleased recordings from Elvis Presley's sessions at American Sound Studio.
The connections between Elvis Presley and Australia are few. He never visited us. He never expressed any particular interest in the land 'down under' He was essentially a Memphis boy who, apart from his brief stint in the army in Germany, liked to stay in the Deep South and to spend his time in Graceland. It therefore comes as a pleasant surprise to learn that Larry Muhoberac, the man who played keyboards for Elvis for ten years, is an Aussie citizen and currently lives in a delightful home overlooking a valley full of gum trees on Sydney's northern beaches.
JAT Publishing takes you through the most influential year the world has ever known, 1964, with a historical perspective, text and, photographs that will capture the very essence of these important moments in world history. 1964, The Year that Changed America and Me speaks of the influence historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Muhammad Ali all whom represent a world view not only what happened back then but what follows in the future. A dynamic text mixed in with 150 rare and unpublished photographs puts the reader right back to this time as told through the eyes of writer Joseph A. Tunzi.
Ginger Alden is of course known in the Elvis World as the woman who shared his last few months with him. Late in 2014, after years of keeping silent about their relationship, she released 'ELVIS AND GINGER: Elvis Presley's Fiancée
and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story'. The book has been received warmly by fans and the general public, and went to No.1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
'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.
To celebrate FTD's 20th Anniversary, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: American Sound 1969' a 5-CD set that's part of FTD's new 'Sessions' series, includes a 28-page booklet with rare photos and memorabilia. Elvis' pivotal Year of 1969 celebrated with Elvis: American Sound 1969 featuring over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis' 1969 legendary American Sound Studio sessions.
is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee
' limited edition. The album contains great alternative versions of songs from The Lost Album sessions in May 1963 and January 1964. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
When Kurt Russell
first started his career, he appeared in a number of television shows and supporting roles in a couple of movies. Not many people realize this, but when Kurt Russell was 10 years old, he was able to act alongside the King himself, Elvis Presley in 'It Happened at the World's Fair
'. 'It was my first brush with a real celebrity.
I've never seen anything having to do with a real celebrity before. I didn't really know who Elvis Presley was. I was a 10 year old kid. I knew Elvis Presley was a name that everybody knew. If I'd seen him, I didn't know it. I wasn't into music and I didn't listen to music that much. So the first time he came on the set, a car went on the set, round 100's of women just broke through there and jumped on his car.
Good Times marked the second album released from Elvis' 1973 sessions at Stax studio in Memphis. This version from the Follow That Dream collectors label includes all ten tracks from the original album and thirty-seven additional tracks of alternate takes and undubbed masters. FTD's Classic Album series
serves as the best possible format for this album, with sound quality in most cases as good or better than previous releases. FTD's version of Good Times
turns out to be a fine upgrade of the original album.
View a promo video for the Sony Music release 'Elvis Live 1969'. This is a Limited Edition 11 CD box set with a 52-page book full of rare photos & memorabilia! The set features one show entirely unreleased and complete and newly mixed and mastered shows. First chronicled in part on the album Elvis In Person At The International Hotel 50 years ago, Live 1969 showcases this incredibly, important phase in Elvis' career in definitive detail – his first live shows following his triumphant, 1968 comeback for NBC after an 8-year absence from playing live. This box set features 11 complete sets from the first of his many engagements at The International Hotel (several of which are released in full for the first time, with one show entirely unreleased), allowing fans a more definitive picture of The King's glorious return to the concert stage. The 52-page book includes rare photos, memorabilia and an oral history by Ken Sharp curated from historic interviews with Elvis, Colonel Tom Parker, Tom Jones, Jerry Schilling, and more.
On November 9, 1957, Elvis arrived in Hawaii on the Matsonia at 9:00 a.m. and was welcomed by the shrieks of some 4,000 fans. Before he landed, he met the press aboard ship.
I was doing a lot of Elvis on stage. I had my hair combed like Elvis. A big wave. I could sing him, copy him to a T. After 'Polk' came out and I was living in Memphis again, Elvis' producer called me. He said, 'We're flying a jet down to pick you and your wife up. We want you to come to Las Vegas and watch Elvis record 'Polk Salad Annie' for six nights, every night he does it on stage'. Elvis recorded Tony Joe White's 'Polk Salad Annie', 'I've Got a Thing About You Baby' and 'For Ol' Times Sake'. Tony Joe believed that Elvis was planning to also record 'Rainy Night In Georgia'.
Ever since Good Times
was released by the Follow That Dream
label two years ago I've been looking forward to Promised Land
getting the classic album
treatment as well, and earlier this month it finally arrived. After listening to the two CD's packed with alternate takes and interesting studio dialog as well as some rehearsals and undubbed masters, I can say that it was definitely worth the wait.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of 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.
+ Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.