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'If You Haven't guessed by now... it's been 40 years!' CMT is back with an outstanding release! It's been 40 years since RCA released 'Elvis in Concert', still a favorite after all these years, not only for historic reasons, cause although not in good health Elvis' voice was still incredible! The producers have done a new approach on these recordings, and decided to make a more enjoyable version by cutting out all the fans comments, and edit the performances to one live concert, using 24Bit 96KHZ audio for the best possible sound. Most edits sound better then the original ones ... Including all songs from the original double album, plus five rare MULTI track bonus recordings, including a rocking 'Mystery Train'/'Tiger Man' bringing the total to 33 tracks! Presented in six panel digipack, with artwork matching the original release, including beautiful rare pictures.
TeeVee Treasures: The '68 Comeback Special Super Box Set with 5 individual jewelcases, packed in LP sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of CD/vinyl packaging. Something deluxe! This exclusive 5 CD box set contains approx 5 hours of rare and unreleased material from the legendary 1968 NBC TV SPECIAL. Many for the first time available on CD. Listen to how the musical content for the special develops and how this became a turning point in Elvis' career, as well as one of the most iconic music specials in TV history.
Elvis: That's The Way It Was (Boxset) 8 CD's / 3 DVD's set is a very limited quantity of only 400 numbered copies worldwide.
'Elvis' is a great 6 panel digipack CD release (with the stunning cover !) is based on the original 'Elvis' Australia vinyl LP compilation album released in 1975 thru the RCA label. (Australian Only Orange RCA Victor label compilation - Australian Fan Club Release SP-106-G). A fantastic collection of 19 rare outtakes, many of them unreleased in this form on CD by Elvis' official record company
'Great Moments With Elvis' is a superb collection of 17 rare early 1960's outtakes, housed in a 60's style 6 panel digipack! A great and fun album for your collection! Most tracks are unreleased in this form (no false starts, studio chats or unfinished takes, but the full versions!) and hard to find on CD.
Interview with Milton Berle who talks about Elvis and his appearance on 'The Milton Berle Show', about his first meeting with Elvis that occurred when his manager wanted Berle to audition him. It was his second appearance on The Milton Berle show that Elvis' performance of 'Hound Dog' drove the audience wild and had the press and some of the viewers appalled. It is one of his most controversial performances.
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.
Elvis Presley In Person: One Night in Toronto, April 2, 1957
perfectly fills in that type of gap. For perhaps the first time we know almost everything there is to know about the two concerts Elvis gave in Toronto in 1957. And what a book it is. Paul Sweeney, Jean-Marc Carisse, and Erik Lorentzen
have given us Elvis fans a fantastic 352 page book that documents two of the frustratingly few concerts Elvis gave in another country. The book itself is a large size coffee table size book weighing in at a couple of pounds. The pages are printed on medium stock, semi-gloss pages. All but one of the photos in the book are in stunning black and white.
FTD have released 'Elvis Las Vegas '74
' containing Two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20, 1974. This release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range. Mastered by Jan Eliasson.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released the second volume of 'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise
', this book completes the story chronicling a further 51 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs to add to the 55 songs featured in 'His Songs Of Praise Volume 1'
. Once again, the story of each song is told with extensively researched detail. Also observe the high quality and subtle differences on the front cover and many other photographs of Elvis featured throughout the 350 pages. In addition, the 32-track CD that runs for over 79 minutes features many rare and officially unreleased tracks.
Two new Elvis CD's from the Elvis One label with the original mono masters, outtakes and all movie versions from the movies 'Kid Galahad' and 'Follow That Dream'. Elvis Presley: Kid Galahad / Follow That Dream: Part One: 1961 Studio Sessions
. Along with 'Part Two
'. A great addition to the FTD
releases (Follow That Dream
and Kid Galahad
) from these two EP's... Now you can find all known outtakes that were not released officially by Elvis' record company on these 2 albums. This is the key to the most complete collection! 4 Outtakes were officially released on FTD, however, on this album you can hear take 8 of 'This Is Living' and take 12 of 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' in it's complete form. Including a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information. This is a special edition in the The Bootleg Series
'Memphis Recording Service
' will release a Limited Edition 3CD / book 'Elvis Studio Sessions '56
' on June 16th. The set pays tribute to Elvis Presley's first recordings made for the RCA label in 1956. The 172-page book focuses on each of Elvis' studio recording sessions during his first year of national stardom - from the first one in January, held in Nashville, then later in New York, before finishing his final session of the year in Hollywood in September. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and pieces of documentation. The 3 CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis Presley from 1956, along with bonus interviews. All 90 tracks have been remastered and restored to their original sound quality. Also for the first time on CD is the complete 'The Truth About Me' from an original US 45rpm flexi-disc. Although this has been claimed complete by FTD and other past official releases, they all had a missing sentence that was on the original disc. Included also are all the out-takes from this interview.
Next up from Follow That Dream
(FTD) is 'Elvis In Atlanta
' containing two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1. Due out at the end of May. This soundboard release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range
. The digipac features great photos taken by Keith Alverson. The CDs are mastered by Jan Eliasson.
The 'From Kansas City To Sin City
' DVD includes both released and unreleased footage of Elvis in concert in Las Vegas 1973/74 and Kansas City 1974. The material includes matching soundboard audio whenever possible. All footage used for this project were digitally enhanced to achieve best possible picture quality. None of this rare 1973-74 film is marred by a disruptive logo, which would detract from your viewing pleasure.
Kino Lorber (film and video distributor) have confirmed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of Clambake along with director Frederick De Cordova's film Frankie and Johnny (1966), starring Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, and Harry Morgan. The release is expected to arrive on the market later this year.
Joe Tunzi of JAT publishing
advises us that they have found some newer images and documents and art boards for the revised second volume of the 'The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977
' book. So while we are still waiting it sounds very much like it will be well worth the wait and finally, it is hoped the book will be ready by August.
From the Loving You DVD
, Martin Sheen talks about how much Elvis meant to him
, why Elvis was king. Sheen shows he is a well informed Elvis fan, and music/film lover. Martin is a big fan and tells of his love for Elvis and seeing 'Love Me Tender' about 20 times in the 50's. A great inclusion to an otherwise delightful DVD.
Interview with Cynthia Pepper, PFC Midge Riley in Kissin' Cousins
, an Army stenographer assigned to accompany a lieutenant (Elvis) to the hills of East Tennessee to negotiate the sale of land to build a missile base. There, they encountered angry property owners, including the lieutenant's cousin, (Elvis)!
Elvis One proudly presents, 'Elvis Work In Progress: Outtakes From The Sixties! - Volume 4
' (The Bootleg Series
- Elvis One
), a great new album with outtakes from 1960 to 1966. An album with 22 alternate takes and 5 binaural masters, all previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course, this album comes with a nice CD-booklet with photos and recording information.
Elvis One proudly presents, 'Elvis Work In Progress: Outtakes From The Sixties! - Volume 3
'. Volume 3 of Elvis Work In Progress (The Bootleg Series - Elvis One), a great new album with outtakes from 1960 to 1966. An album with 31 alternate takes and 3 unedited masters, all previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course, this album comes with a nice CD-booklet with photos and recording information.
A Saturday morning fire caused 'extensive' damage to the former home of Elvis Presley on Audubon Drive, but ongoing renovations meant no Presley artifacts were in the house at the time of the blaze. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said the department responded to the home just after 7:30 a.m. The fire was under control by 7:52, he said. Fire personnel were on scene for several hours. The cause was electrical, Cooke said, and started in the wall between the living room and dining room. The one-story home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations.
Eleven years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Elvis' first drummer D.J Fontana
. I was working as a reporter at a radio station, when, one day in April, 2006, a press release caught my eye. It announced that Fontana was touring Sweden as part of a Swedish group called The Cadillac Band that would be playing my home town that very night. As my news editor didn't seem to understand the significance of this, I practically had to beg him to let me interview the drummer instead of doing the news piece he had in mind for me to do.
The series continues, by popular demand finally a 'fifties' album, 'Spliced Takes Blue Moon' CD will be out soon! Again the STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an even better job, with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other 'import' labels, they truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. Their professional edits will blow you away, and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this fantastic release, some highlights include:
The 'Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2, 1957
' Hardcover Book has been released and our order is on the way to us. This is the third book of Erik Lorentzen in the 'Gold Standard Series' and tells the story of the two performances that Elvis did on April 2, 1957, sixty years ago, in Toronto, Canada. With over 350 previously unpublished photos
taken from the original negatives and new stories in text, you'll be taken back to the fifties! Amazing and beautiful photos
show Elvis before, during and after the performance on stage, backstage, etc. A great collector's item for fifties fan and a wonderful book for every Elvis fan! Available to pre-order at ElvisPresleyShop.com
'Elvis Presley: Past Masters' is a collection of 22 songs from Elvis' catalogue that were not available on his original albums.
The majority of Past Masters consists of A- and B-sides from Elvis' singles and Extended Play's (EP's), including versions of songs that appeared in a different form on his Long Play (LP) albums. Also included are the full contents of the Elvis Sails EP, masters without any overdubs and 'Kiss Me Quick' without backing vocals as released on the 1964 Spanish EP Viva Las Vegas. On this album you can also hear six songs that Elvis recorded at Sun Records in 1954 and 1955, including 'Mystery Train' from the original HMV 78rpm. This is a special edition from the Elvis One label.
Elvis One proudly presents a special edition from The Bootleg Series, 'From Elvis In New York - 1956
'. With all The Masters recorded in New York 1956, the promo recordings for RCA, the interviews, and 4 selections from his first tv appearances - for the first time together on one great new album. Including 'One-Sided Love Affair' with count-in, 'Hound Dog' in the best sound ever!, 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy' with count-in and the edited undubbed master of 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'. And of course a booklet with photos and recording information! This is a limited edition of only 500 copies!
We have a few copies only available of this innovative and unique VinylDISC format: one side CD and one side Vinyl, playable also on a turntable; Elvis Presley Re:Mixes comes in a world's first exclusive cardboard packaging with two pockets facing outwards that recalls the old deluxe LPs: one pocket holds the VinylDISC in a beautiful paper sleeve with cut corners that lets the disc label be seen; the other pocket holds a 24 page booklet with rare photos of Elvis. A 'must have' for every true Elvis fan and for all music lovers that not only like good music but also like to 'touch' and 'feel' the music they own. Containing 14 fantastic tracks - rearranged and remixed with love and care, respecting Elvis' unique voice and the original feel of the originals.
This is an interview with Scotty Moore by retired Boston Herald journalist Larry Katz that he has recently transcribed. This is a superb, honest chat he had with Scotty Moore back in May 2002, almost exactly 15 years ago. At one point, Scotty makes an interesting observation. 'The stuff from back in the '50s is what people want to hear', he says. 'They love watching the jumpsuits and everything, but the music in the '70s don’t seem to have the staying power that the other stuff did'.
The Memphis Recording Service
(MRS), the producers of this 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.