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Review : Raised On Rock FTD CD

What we get here is the complete 'Raised On Rock' original album, the rough mixed masters to 5 songs and the 4 instrumental tracks - what a package!!! Obviously not much new is learned on disc 1, hearing the first 10 album tracks again - except that the SOUND on this FTD really DOES seem excellent.

Interview with Jackie De Shannon

Jackie DeShannon is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards and dated Elvis Presley. 'I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house. And in the lower room, we had a jukebox and just played records and sang together and just had a great time'.
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Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 from FTD Books

Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960 and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!' before the movie G.I. Blues changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Hear Elvis personally introduce his British chart toppers featuring many performances officially released for the first time.

The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-1975) due for release in August

Now available to order is 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7 (1974-1975), due for release in August.
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Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives

'Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives' by Gillian G. Gaar tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 75 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text.
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Sony Music to re-release 'Live In Las Vegas' on September 18

Sony Music will release the 4 CD box set, 'Elvis Live In Las Vegas' on September 18 packaged in a hard back book format case similar to recent releases of 'Young Man With The Big Beat', 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special' and 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes'. 'Live In Las Vegas' is a 4CD set compiling a comprehensive collection of Elvis’ legendary appearances in Las Vegas from 1956 -1975 and includes 89 recordings, a detailed 32 page booklet and plenty of rare photos.
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Elvis Presley Hymnbook CD

Elvis Presley Hymnbook is a single CD featuring the very best of Elvis' spiritual recordings. Elvis began singing in a church and had a lifelong love of inspirational music. These recordings taken from the beginning of his career illustrate the power of Elvis' devotion and his gospel roots.
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'Elvis Love Songs' 3LP Gatefold 180g Red Vinyl

'Elvis Love Songs' 3LP Gatefold 180g Red Vinyl has just been released following the 'Love Songs 3 CD Set' earlier this year. The Elvis recordings collected here have now retained their appeal for over half a century. As Eighties chart-topper and confirmed Presley fan Huey Lewis says, 'The best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.' In other words - if you love music, you'll love Elvis' love songs ... especially on this superb 3LP gatefold edition on glorious red vinyl!
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Interview with Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge began his musical career at age 20 in a gospel quartet with Bill Gaither. He went on to be the lead singer for the Foggy River Boys. At 5'3", the guitarist had to stand on an empty Coke crate to reach the microphone. Elvis Presley first met Hodge backstage after the group performed in Memphis, Tennessee. Charlie Hodge .... I said, 'Hello, Is Elvis there? This is Charlie Hodge'. And Lamar said, 'Charlie Hodge?' And I heard Elvis yell, 'Yeah, Charlie, come on up'. And so, that's how we got together ...
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Interview with Mike Stoller Legendary Songwriter

Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber helped give birth to rock and roll when they wrote Hound Dog in 1952. Their list of hits sounds like the very history of rock and roll almost from the moment of its birth, with classic songs recorded by everybody from Elvis Presley to the Drifters to John Lennon.
Elvis Articles, Elvis Interviews, By Ken Sharp

Review : Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee FTD 2 CD Special Edition

As you can tell, most of the songs on Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee are top-notch recordings that deserved better than being used as B-Sides and album fillers. If you think of 1963 and 1964 as wasted years in Elvis' recording career due to the movie soundtracks, then this album may come as a revelation to you. Despite the movie tunes, Elvis was also busy cranking out great material in Nashville.
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Interview with Sonny West

The following interview with Sonny West took place in Sydney Australia, on May 4th, 2005. If you think you know Sonny and his motivations over the years, you may want to think again after reading this interview.

Interview with Bill Belew

Interview with Bill Belew, who has the distinction of having designed Elvis Presley's costumes and personal wardrobe from 1968 until 1977.

Video : Cissy Houston Remembers Elvis Presley

In 1963 Cissy Houston and three other singers formed a backup group that became known as the Sweet Inspirations and performed around the country with various headliners. It was during Cissy Houston's soprano obbligato on 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' that Elvis started laughing at the mid night show on August 26, 1969.

Video : Whitney Houston talks about how she met Elvis back in 1969

Whitney Houston : 'You don't actually MEET Elvis, you just have to LOOK at Elvis'. She goes on to explain that her mother Cissy Houston (who sang with the gospel group Sweet Inspirations), used to sing back up for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin for many years. [Cissy Houston was actually only with Elvis for his opening shows in 1969] and how they were sitting in a room backstage and Elvis walked in with his mink (real fur), glasses on, and she just looked at him and could not say anything (star struck).

Elvis Blue The Cardsleeve Collection CD

Out now on CD is 'Elvis Blue'. Originally released in Australia on the Starcall label in 1983 as a 19-track LP, with a beautiful painted Elvis portrait on the front sleeve, as the title suggest all tracks on this album had the word ‘Blue’ in it. The album was a great success, but it was never released on silver pressed CD. Until now! Housed in sealed cardsleeve, this is a stunning miniature vinyl-look CD release, that also includes some special bonus tracks! A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!

The Elvis Collection (Camden) The Cardsleeve Collection 3 CDs

Out now on CD in beautiful sealed cardsleeves, a great collection of classic Camden / RCA albums. From 1968 to 1975, RCA Camden issued a series of compilation albums. This output primarily consisted of repackaging of Elvis Presley's 1960s-era movie soundtrack recordings. These albums were very successful, due to the low budget price and the great gatefold album sleeves. For many (young) fans these albums were their introduction to the music of Elvis Presley. Although these albums did not always contained the very best of Elvis’ recordings, The Camden albums taught many customers one valuable lesson: you may find gold, when you least expect it 'The Elvis Presley Collection'  contained 3 volumes. Looking like miniature vinyl albums, these releases will bring back many of the happy memories from the good ol’ days. A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!

Coming Home DVD

Elvis Coming Home’ features a mixture with Elvis' songs and videos highlighting the fascinating late-sixties period. Since the first pressing sold out very fast, many Elvis fans missed out on it, so here is your chance to obtain this great release, which now features 5 bonus tracks, the rarest is the 68 medley: During the show NBC used one hand-held camera (ISO cam) to fill in the gaps made during the live control room switch, although the quality is less then we are used to you will get a live experience like never before!, with lots of surprises along the way.

US Postal Service to issue new Elvis Presley Forever Stamp & CD

The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp and together with Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings an exclusive music CD titled 'ELVIS FOREVER' that includes an Elvis song, as you've never heard it before. The CD will be available in select Post Offices beginning August 12.
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Interview with Tony Brown

When I was with Voice, those were moments when I was actually in there. You sit on the couch around in the house with Elvis. And he'd come and we'd gather around the piano. We'd sing old spirituals and stuff. And he'd play -- he loved to play the piano. And he actually played pretty good. I learned from being in Voice what kind of a guy he really was which is basically just a good southern guy who happened to be really handsome and really could rock the world, you know.

Review : Big Boss Man FTD CD

Big Boss Man represents Elvis' 18th March - 1st April 1975 Las Vegas season. What we get is a full CD with parts of 3 shows from that season, giving us some rarely performed songs. While 5 songs have been previously released on 'Live in Las Vegas' 4 CD set, the 8 bonus songs are very nice additions to an essential CD representing a great Las Vegas season.

Review : Elvis : Aloha Via Satellite Deluxe Hardcover Book

.. 'By Most Accounts Elvis was as happy and exhilarated as anyone around him had ever seen'. Once more presented with an artistic challenge, he embraced each day that brought the live show date nearer. He incessantly pondered his intended presentation, emphatically compiling and revising the set-list on a daily basis. Among the musical gems being considered were songs like 'The Wonder Of You', 'My Babe', 'The Impossible Dream', 'Suzy Q', and 'The Twelfth Of Never'. These selections were eventually omitted in favor of 'What Now My Love', 'Steamroller Blues', 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry', 'It's Over' and 'My Way'.

Elvis Today 2 CD Legacy Edition with Original Session Mixes and live concert

Next up in the Sony Music 'Legacy Edition' series is a reissue of 'Elvis Today'. A highlight of this set is the Undubbed 'Original Session mixes' that are almost worthy of their own release in our opinion. Originally released in 1975. The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Elvis Presley would record in a studio.
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Priscilla Presley on Larry King Live : August 16, 2007

Priscilla Presley interviewed by Larry King August 16, 2007.

Gmail's Promotions Tab Hurt's You (and Us). Do This To Fix It

GMail's introduction of a 'promotions' tab continues to cause trouble, particually for anyone sending email (as we have too) via professional Email Service Providers (ESPs). This BIG move by Google changed dramaticaly email delivery to users email inboxs, some for the good, but all too often for the worse. That means, if WE send content to YOU, your Elvis newsletter will possibly be featured alongside spammy Promotional emails. Not only does this negatively affect us, it also puts YOU at risk of NOT getting your Elvis updates. Here's how to ensure you don't miss email Elvis Newsletters and Updates.
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Review : Boston Garden '71 FTD CD

Despite performing more than 1,000 shows between 1969-1977, there are several concerts which stand out among Elvis fans for one reason or another. One of those concerts was a one-time only performance in Boston during the fall of 1971. For many years, this historic and rare concert made the rounds on the import release circuit in varying degrees of sound quality. But thanks to the good folks at the 'Follow That Dream' (FTD) Collector's Label, Elvis fans can now enjoy the ultimate release of this fine performance.

Review : Big Boss Man FTD CD

Big Boss Man provides us with a complete concert (77 minutes of mostly unreleased material) plus eight bonus songs from Elvis' twelfth season in Las Vegas, 18th March - 1st April, 1975, a year that would have many highs and lows for the forty year old superstar. A valuable bonus inclusion is Elvis' only known recording of Bobby Darin's You're The Reason I'm Living - a true rarity, the song is charming and unrehearsed. The tracklisting provides a great overview of Elvis' return to live performances following a five-month absence. This CD is worth acquiring, as very few soundboards are available from this engagement. 'Big Boss Man' reveals a dedicated entertainer in strong voice doing what he loves best ... you will not be disappointed.

Review : Promised Land : FTD 2 CD Classic Album by Mike Hermenet

... For all of these reasons, and many more which I could spend all day talking about: Promised Land is now my all-time favorite Elvis album. It has taken almost 35 years to get here, but it was well worth the wait! ...

Interview with Billy Swan

Well-known in music circles since the early 1960's as a top songwriter, sideman and producer, Swan's songs have been covered successfully by Elvis PresleyWaylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, and many others; one of the first he wrote, Lover Please, was a #7 hit for Clyde McPhatter in 1962, and landed a Grammy for Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge in 1975.  Billy Swan's initial hit single I Can Help sold over one-million copies in Europe and over two million worldwide. Elvis recorded I Can Help on March 10, 1975 for the Today album.
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TCB necklace, owned by Jerry Scheff, sold

Jerry Scheff's original TCB necklace has been sold at auction for 11,970 euro ($13,364 USD). Jerry Scheff, Elvis' bass player, received the 14K gold necklace from Elvis in the early 70s. While this would be something every Elvis fan would like to own, we think the price is a bit steep. ElvisPresleyShop.com has an identical pendant for sale for a whole lot less, made from the same mold and identical in size.
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