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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'.