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Next up in the well-received 'Ballads' CD series is 'Vegas Ballads 1969–1975'. After the great success of the previous releases 'Nashville Ballads', 'Memphis Ballads' & 'Hollywood Ballads' this is a compilation of some of his best ballads performed live in Vegas between 1969-1975. Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6-panel digipack.
The Classic Bootleg Collection Volume 2 is a sublime 6 cd box set with 6 classic Elvis Presley bootleg albums. Again there is chosen for some '50s, '60s and '70s instead of focusing on one time period. This way all will be served! There is a big chance your favorite Elvis bootleg album is presented in this boxset. These were the albums in the late 1970s and 1980s that fans were longing for, cause it presented much better (and rarer!) material than Elvis' own record company released in those days. This stunning box contains miniature albums of the original releases and includes all the original album tracks, digitally remastered and they now sound better than ever before! Still many of these tracks are unreleased by Elvis' official record company.
Elvis: 'My Kind Of Blues' (Petticoat LP 003) is a fantastic vinyl album with BONUS CD containing 15 blues oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1950s until the 1970s! Great stuff, housed in a STUNNING full-color sleeve suitable for framing! This high-quality vinyl is now available in GOLD or CLEAR vinyl.
Sony Music will release 'Elvis Now' a 180 Gram Audiophile LP (Yellow Vinyl) Record on May 19. This is a limited edition with only 2500 individually numbered copies. Elvis Presley recorded his sixteenth album 'Elvis Now' during different sessions between 1969 and 1971. The single 'Until It's Time for You to Go' / 'We Can Make The Morning' reached the charts in the US and UK, while 'Sylvia' became a hit for Elvis in Brazil.
Minnie Mae Presley was Elvis Presley's paternal grandmother, whom he affectionately called 'Dodger'. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. His family tree traces both east and west of the All America City. His parents came from the the two counties that surround Lee County: His mother's family is from Pontotoc County, which is to the west of Lee County, and his father's family is from Itawamba County, which to to the east.
This last photo of Elvis Presley
was taken shortly after midnight at 12:28 AM on August 16, 1977. Elvis was returning to Graceland
in his Stutz Blackhawk
after a late night visit to his Dentist Dr. Lester Hoffman
Recently I had cause to reevaluate boxes for sending LP Vinyl Records.
What I found was all boxes specifically designed for records had variable reliability protecting the record if dropped on a corner. (Which can and does happen in transit). It depended a lot on the grade of the cardboard used and I found no 'off the shelf' supplier adequately covered. Recently we were out of record mailers so we used a BOX - and I do mean a 'box'!!! - one meant for sending wine bottles. I realized that this gave 100% protection
Elvis, Ginger Alden and Lisa Marie driving through the Graceland gates on August 12, 1977
. Elvis was unable to get a copy of the film 'Star Wars' to view with his daughter Lisa Marie, so they watched the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' instead. (Star Wars was released to theaters in the US on May 25, 1977) As they came home, Lisa was siting on Ginger Alden's lap, holding her bag of popcorn from the theater. The photo below, snapped just four days before his death is the last ever taken with his daughter Lisa Marie.
Interview with Elvis Presley - The 1969 Press Conference - August 1, 1969.
'Elvis Now In Person 1969' 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. Published by Erik Lorentzen.
View Elvis Presley's Las Vegas contract agreement, August 4, 1969.
There's a great moment on CD-2 of the new FTD 'Moody Blue
' release - two fabulous rehearsals of the funky 'Way Down' start the disc - with Elvis and his band joking amid jamming and a throbbing bass guitar. Take 1 is reminiscent in feel to the funky jam intro to, 'I Got A Feeling In My Body' (Elvis At Stax
3-CD). After the first breakdown, Elvis say's: 'When Briggs fingers start bleeding' see, we know we've got it!' Ronnie Tutt's
thumping drums herald take 2A, followed by David Briggs
electric piano, and Norbert Putnam's supercool bass - fabulous! Again Ernst Jorgensen
and the Follow That Dream
team deserve credit for this magnum opus - 'Moody Blue' is the sound of the mature Elvis. Most highly recommended.
FTD have released 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida' a 2 CD soundboard concert set in 5" digipack featuring Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and Lakeland on April 27, 1975.
Over the years there were many duets released with Elvis, during his life, but even more, after his death, many 'Stars' wanted to do a song with 'The King'. CMT is proud to present, 'Elvis: Duets And Harmonies' CD, this incredible release, which has original duets, rare 'harmony' versions and some newly made duets not released on any CD! Duets include: Lisa Marie Presley, Connie Francis, Ray Charles, Cliff Richard, Anita Wood, Dale Watson, Kitty White, Charlie Hodge, Michael Buble, Nancy Sinatra, Ann Margret, J.D. Sumner, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Helene Fischer, Jerry Reed, Celine Dion, Shaun Nielsen, The Gatlin Brothers and Glen Cambell!
We all remember the 'good old days' when FTD released their first releases like 'The Jungle Room Sessions', 'Fame and Fortune' and 'Out In Hollywood'. Those CDs were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before. After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more CDs with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun...
Time for some action!
Elvis: Las Vegas '56 | Elvis' First Las Vegas Season Hardcover Book
. Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut on April 23, 1956. He performs in the Venus Room at the Frontier Hotel. Elvis Presley is in the forefront of the Freddie Martin Orchestra and the comedian Shecky Greene. He is booked for two weeks. Thirteen years later he makes a successful comeback in Las Vegas with hundreds of sold-out concerts. The title of the book is' Las Vegas' 56 '. Published by Erik Lorentzen
. Weight | 3 kg / 6.6 pounds.
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Hollywood legend Tom Hanks will star in a new Baz Luhrmann movie about the life of Elvis Presley to be filmed on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
The dual-Oscar winner will play Presley's lifelong manager Colonel Tom Parker
, but who'll play The King of rock 'n' roll
is yet to be revealed.
Olivia Newton-John saw Elvis in concert at least twice but just missed out on meeting the King of rock 'n roll
. Olivia: 'I was really excited to be invited to see the King at the Hilton in Las Vegas. It was a celebrity-packed row, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber sitting next to me on either side. After the show, I went backstage to meet him and got another big surprise. Doris Day was there, too - I've always adored her. Doris was warm and welcoming, but sadly I never met Elvis up close and personal. His road manager said there was an emergency and Elvis had to leave the building, Literally!'
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
The first time I saw Elvis in person I knew he was special. Number one he was the prettiest man you ever saw in your life. He was really beyond handsome. There was something electric about him. Coming along when he did, moving the way he did, jumping around the way he did plus the fact that every woman was totally mesmerized by him. And if they said they weren't they were lying. Everything came to standstill when you saw Elvis. This was when he was 19 and again when he was 30. I saw him at both instances and there was the same reaction both times. You couldn't have wiped the smiles off their faces with a hand grenade. It was unbelievable every time he performed. He was just a great looking guy and he was very confident.
Well FTD has indeed well represented this tour and typically deliberately 'cut out' any solo performance by Elvis' backup singers! The Bonus tracks make the 76 minute running time more generous than has been the case in the past and Elvis looks and sounds as if he's enjoying himself.
The following article was first published in the U.K. based ‘Elvis Monthly' magazine in 1974, written by Wayne Stierle. The annoyance is the single sleeve which proclaims an 'Easter Television Special From Elvis'. The fact is most fans are eagerly awaiting it, and why not? (Unless Elvis decided to convert his millions of non-religious fans and fans of other beliefs to his way of worshiping it'll be great. If he pulls off a religious trip, well, it'll be interesting to see how the country responds to it). But, no such thing, folks, and here we go on a binge of phone calls to find out what's happening, or not happening. Come on along!
Sony Music will release a Complete August 1969 Elvis Presley Live Recordings Boxset this year.
Elvis' love for singing harmony has its roots in his love for gospel choirs. It is absolutely common and even necessary to be able to sing harmony when you do gospel songs unless you are always on lead vocals. From the very early stages of his career the 'King' never really needed to do any harmony part.
is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida
'. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set set features Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and Lakeland (afternoon show) on April 27, 1975.
A new 4 CD-set coming out in May is 'Elvis Rocks in 1975'.
If you believe some fans, surely we've already heard enough 1969 Las Vegas concerts. Now that Live In Vegas: August 26, 1969 Dinner Show
is available from FTD, let's take a closer look at their claims.
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.