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In January 2015, Audionics will release something special. Titled 'Elvis: City of Angels' (Audionics 2015-01-2), this release consists of a 120-page hardback book & two CDs
, featuring both shows which Elvis performed on May 11th, 1974 at The Forum (Inglewood) in Los Angeles, CA. Audionics is aware that these shows were released before (by the Graceland Records label, 2007 and official Sony/FTD label, 2007). To bring out the ultimate sound quality, Audionics worked with direct transfers of the original mastertapes.
In April 1957, Sepia magazine, a white-owned sensationalist monthly for black readers, took up a discussion, 'How Negroes Feel About Elvis', as controversial then as it is today: the case of a white kid - Elvis Presley - who adopted black music and became the most successful artist of his time. When the 'establishment' accused Elvis Presley of being vulgar, of being deliberately sexual, they did not mean this. This was the cover for what was really meant, what was really feared
, and that was that Elvis would lead to equal rights and racial integration
. And not just Elvis any white person singing rock 'n' roll. Carl Perkins was warned to not do his show. Elvis was simply the number one guy and therefore got the most attention. Here is our definitive response to this nonsense. Read more
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.
In a never-before-seen photograph by Hollywood legend Nat Dallinger, Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse attend a movie dinner after a special screening of their forthcoming movie G.I. Blues. The co-stars attended a studio-hosted buffet dinner to promote the film to exhibitors. Prowse, appearing in only her second major motion picture, apparently worked hard to perk up his mood.
Venus Productions is proud to present a new CD, 'Hard Knocks' with more than 70 minutes of Elvis in the ‘60s! As a follow-up to our respected 'Unedited Masters Series' we’re offering you 14 unreleased takes
in the well-known Venus sound quality on these ‘60s movie songs. This will be a great addition to your Elvis collection. If you always thought that all movie soundtracks sounded bad? Taken from the original tapes, these recordings will prove you wrong! Order now before it will be sold out!!! ENJOY!
We have a few copies of the My Baby Left Me 10" vinyl single
, a 1000 copies only limited numbered edition that was released in 2007 only through HMV Stores in the UK (For one week only) by the 'Memphis Recording Service
'. The single entered the UK Top 40 chart at #19. The single also made the 2009 edition of the 'Guinness Book of World Records' as it took nearly 52 years from the time it was recorded, to be a hit, the longest time a recording has taken to become a hit. This is the longest time it took for a track to become a hit. This 10" vinyl is packaged in high grade stock cover, again replicated to t
he original HMV sleeve and the labels are replicated to the original HMV EXPORT version of the original. Only 10,000 were made of these and all are individually numbered.
Sony Legacy released 'Showroom Internationale
', a numbered 2LP vinyl set for 'Record Store Day's' Black Friday on Friday, November 28, 2014, and we have just a few copies. Order Now
. The film 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.
The new book 'Elvis On Tour 1970 Vol. 2
' is without a doubt THE very best book ever on this important part of Elvis' seventies career. 1970 was the year when the Elvis Road Show hit 'the road' again, and this wonderful book gives details about the second half of that year. Combined with Volume 1, this is a must-have set for every Seventies-junkie. And we're not the only ones to praise the book, see below for more:
To be released This week
, 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.
Elvis : What A Wonderful Life, Studio Masters & Outtakes From 1961
is a CD release with 27 tracks including many previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. Includes all missing outtakes from the movie 'Follow That Dream' as well as many other recordings! All in top notch sound quality.
Mary Ann Mobley
, a former Miss America, and Elvis' leading lady in Girl Happy and Harum Scarum, passed away December 9 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 75. In recent years, she'd battled Crohn's Disease and breast cancer.
The Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s
', 10" Vinyl, from Vee-Tone Records, has been released. This impressive 10" album features 12 rockin' floor-fillers recorded and released by Elvis Presley between 1960 and 1962 and is a special collector's edition limited to only 1000 copies. Great sound quality and stunning artwork make this a must have addition to any record collection!
', a 3 CD set, has been released by the 'Real Gone' label in Germany.
The new CD from 'Elvis One' has been released. An perfect timing for this 'Elvis' Christmas Album' from the UK
reproduction re-issue 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 has been releaseed. This 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! So this is released and our order is ... Coming In Loaded ...
He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley. Brilliant, sincere, touching could all be used to describe this two part documentary and no more would need to be said but then again the purpose of a review is to give the reader an in-depth description of what is being reviewed. This two part documentary, narrated by Sander Vanocur, is definitely a labor of love and the sincerity of all involved shines through time and time again. The documentary delves deeply into exploring the religious side of Elvis' life, which most Elvis fans knew existed, but had only heard little snippets of prior to this documentary.
Jim Cox, author of 'Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers
', has done a wonderful job telling Jeanne LeMay Dumas's story in the riveting 'Elvis, Linda & Me
'. Miss Dumas has been Linda Thompson's
best friend since they met in 1972 as they competed for the title of Miss USA. With so many Presley books in print, it's rare that a new project will be so chock full of never-before-told stories and unpublished photographs that you want to tell everybody you know to go out and purchase a copy, but that's exactly how I feel about this book. For my money, the candids of Elvis in his Karate outfit/black belt during his June 1973 concert tour, with Lisa Marie in a Nashville hotel room in-between shows and unseen photos of Elvis' bedroom were worth the price of the book... and then some!
For all his accomplishments, perhaps Elvis Presley's greatest, and unknown legacy was his enormous generosity, unknown until now. With the use of new interviews, on-location filming, classic footage and photos, Elvis A Generous Heart
takes you through the history of a shy, humble country boy always ready to share his love, and treasures, with friends, family and even complete strangers. For the hardcore Elvis fan there is perhaps too much same old. But the new material and unseen footage on offer go a long way, offering a new insight and appreciation of the world's greatest entertainer.
This concert has been a pleasure to repeat listen too. Thus I must recommend I'll Remember You, not really for any content (as it's the same as Aloha From Hawaii) with 'Until its Time' swapped from 'Burning Love' and it is an extremely short show too, but for the sound quality clear throughout!
Jerry Chesnut : I met Elvis through a mutual friend of ours, and so called Memphis Mafia
member, Lamar Fike
... in 1974 Priscilla came to see Elvis perform. They sat in the booth Elvis always reserved for her and when he spotted them, He sang Priscilla's Favorite song 'It's Midnight'. He walked to the edge of the stage, looked at her, and tears were streaming down his cheeks. He was all broke up. She was the only girl he really ever loved ... The Nashville songwriting great originally wrote the clever tune 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E' for singer Little David Wilkins, who really did play from '9 til half past 1' in a Nashville bar, and he had a stroke of genius when he realized he could rhyme certain words if he spelled them out.
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.
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!'.
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'.