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Preview : The Elvis Files Volume 8 1976-1977 Hardcover Book

It is hard not to be excited about the 'Elvis Files 8' after viewing these Elvis Presley Photos preview images. Volume 8 is the final chapter in the series of (eight) massive books about Elvis Presley, in the case of this volume, the book features all Elvis 'events' from 1976-1977Every Working Moment. The Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Seasons. Plenty of CANDID Moments. Plus plenty of previously unpublished Photos. To be released next week.
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Elvis : 'Taking Care Of Business : In A Flash' Hardcover Book and CD

Due for release this week by Follow That Dream (FTD), the new book with CD containing unreleased tracks, 'Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash' (BOOK + CD). This is a Hardcover, large-format book with 450 pages that offer detailed coverage of Elvis' life and career between the autumn of 1970 and the first weeks of 1971 and features several hundred photographs, many of them candid and previously unpublished, rare documents, reports from the time, and new and exclusive interviews. And also included is a bonus CD that offers unreleased versions of studio-tracks from June 1970 and a remastered recording of Elvis' concert in Portland, Oregon on November 11, 1970.
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A Guide to the Australian Records of Elvis Presley The Vinyl Years 1956–1990

A Guide to the Australian Records of Elvis Presley The Vinyl Years 1956–1990 contains 250 pages, making it the most exhaustive examination of Elvis' record history in Australia. The result of many years of research, it included the author spending countless hours scouring through library records and Elvis collections in order to source the most authoritative information possible.
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'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' Hardcover Book

'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' by Erik Lorentzen will be released at the beginning of August. This book focuses on the 25 concerts Elvis gave in seven cities in nine days time in August 1956 and he achieved more than 100,000 fans seeing the concerts. This was an unprecedented record for an entertainer. The book contains, hundreds of pages, a lot of information and details about the Florida tour with next to a pack of beautiful pictures. View sample page images.
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'Elvis on Television 1956-1960 Hardback Book (in Slipcase) from Boxcar out July 4

'Elvis on Television 1956-1960' is expected to be released July 4. This deluxe LIMITED EDITION 400-page hardcover book (with slipcase) is a comprehensive illustration qand celebration of Elvis Presley's early television appearances on national television. Released by Boxcar Enterprises this book is supported by a fully comprehensive text, (by Gordon Minto) collected here are scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs - many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of Elvis on Television from 1956-1960.
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Unheard Elvis Presley 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' sessions coming in August

In early May, we reported some interesting Elvis Presley happenings afoot at the Phillips Recording Service. Although details were vague, officials from Sony/Legacy - the custodians of the Presley catalog - and longtime Elvis TCB band members were on hand at Phillips to work on tracks for an upcoming project. Though unconfirmed officially, the work was reportedly for a 40th anniversary package marking the King's 1976 home recording sessions at Graceland's Jungle Room. 'We mixed 18 tracks from the Jungle Room sessions, and the really cool thing is James BurtonNorbert PutnamDavid BriggsRonnie Tutt - all those guys who played with Elvis came to town and hung out while I mixed', says Ross-Spang. 'It's pretty interesting mixing with James Burton standing over your shoulder'. Ross-Spang's work offers a sparer-sounding version of the Jungle Room material. 'Those songs were originally done on 16-track at the house, but afterward, (Elvis producer) Felton Jarvis took the tracks back to Nashville and added strings and horns and overdubs. Which was cool, but it's really great just to have the original kind of swamp-y tracks, real bare bones. I think that's where some of the material really shines'. Click to listen
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Linda Thompson 'A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis' Graceland to ...

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, in her book, 'A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis' Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between' (Hardcover) sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars - Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.
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Wayne Jackson, Trumpeter With Memphis Horns, Dies at 74

Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74. Jackson and Love performed on recordings by numerous top-shelf artists, including Otis Redding, Elvis PresleyNeil Diamond and U2. His wife, Amy, said her husband died of congestive heart failure Tuesday night. Jackson had been hospitalized and released June 7 before taking a turn for the worse Monday night and being readmitted. 'He led an incredible life and he left an amazing music legacy', Amy Jackson said.
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'Elvis : Way Down In The Jungle Room' Sony Legacy 2 CD Release

Click to listenRCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release 'Way Down In The Jungle Room', a definitive new 2-CD collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings, on Friday, August 5. The recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room includes Studio Masters, Rare Alternate Takes and 16-page Booklet. The most complete and comprehensive collection of Presley's final studio recordings ever assembled in one anthology, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.
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Elvis Presley : 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' 2 LP Record Set

Click to listenRCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release 'Way Down In The Jungle Room', a definitive new 2 LP record collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings, on Friday, August 5. The recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room includes Studio Masters, Rare Alternate Takes and 16-page Booklet. With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' brings together, for the first time in one collection, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.
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'Spliced takes Hollywood' CD

CMT is proud to present their latest release, 'Spliced takes - Hollywood', which promises to be a winner! The STAR team has done all the edits on this album, and they made magic once more! Unlike other 'import' labels, they truly were able to produce a great 'new 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. Some new 'alternate masters' were made and the result is amazing; just listen to the breathtaking version of 'Steppin' Out of Line' or the new 'bluesy' opening of 'Slowly But Surely'. Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know.. 'the end is near' almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a 'New' album, an album which won't leave your player this summer!
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Scotty Moore : Meeting Elvis : The Sun Sessions : '68 Comeback Special

View three video interviews with Scotty Moore. Scotty talks about meeting Elvis, about The Sun Sessions, where Scotty says that it was Bill Black that came up with the flip side for what would be their first record. It was their rendition of the bluegrass standard 'Blue Moon of Kentucky', made famous by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. And in a third interview Scotty talks about The 68 Comeback Special.
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Review : Nevada Nights FTD 2 CD Concert Set : August 19 & 21, 1974

Nevada Nights is an excellent FTD double delight and a chance for fans to obtain these shows in the best sound. The sound features Elvis sort of somewhat up close, up front sort of between Fort Baxter and the DAE sound - listenable and warm to the ear ... A great release!. This review, originally published in 2008, we present to you again as it contains many unique songs along with dialogue from Elvis, making it an essential part of any fans collection ... This first CD features the famous opening night : August 19, 1974, where Elvis departed from the conventional opening - not starting with Also Sprach Zarathustra or See See Rider - instead opening with Big Boss Man - and including many songs he had not performed live before. Down In The Alley, Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, I'm Leavin', Softly As I Leave You and Promised Land making this the most unique concert of the 1970s.
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'Elvis : Way Down In The Jungle Room' Sony Legacy 2 CD and 2 LP Releases

RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release 'Way Down In The Jungle Room', a definitive new 2-CD collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings, on Friday, August 5. The recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room includes Studio Masters, Rare Alternate Takes and 16-page Booklet. According to the album's producers, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' has been resequenced to 'bring a fresh perspective to the material'. The material on Disc 2 - The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a 'fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like'. With the exception of track 13 ('She Thinks I Still Care'), the performances on Disc 2 have been sequenced in the order they were recorded. 'Way Down' will also be available on 150g 12' vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve. Click to view the video
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Roy Orbison talks about Elvis Presley and 'Only The Lonely'

Listen as Roy Orbison talks with Glen A. Baker  about Elvis Presley and 'Only The Lonely' (1980).
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Legendary Producer Chips Moman Dead at 79

Chips Moman, the legendary producer of the American Sound Studios in Memphis, where Elvis recorded in January and February 1969, passed away yesterday, just a day after his 79 birthday. Chips worked for a while at the famous Stax studios in Memphis, but in 1962 he started his own recording studio on 827 Thomas Street in Memphis. Lincoln Wayne 'Chips' (because he loved gambling and collecting the 'chips') Moman worked with many great artists, including Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley, and wrote and/or produced more than 100 songs for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and many others.
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Elvis Presley : Vancouver, Canada. Empire Stadium : August 31, 1957

Elvis' first Canadian performances were at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto April 2, 1957. Next The 'King' performed two concerts in Ottawa on April 3, 1957. Then on August 31, 1957, Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana and the Jordanaires went to Vancouver by train to perform at Empire Stadium. It was the second stop of a tour of the Northwest that had started the day before in Spokane. By this time Elvis had recorded eight No. 1 singles in two years, had made three movies and was about to release 'Jailhouse Rock' as his latest single. Having performed in Toronto and Ottawa in April, this was only the third time they ever performed outside of the U.S. and for Elvis it would be the last. Vancouver's first rock-and-roll show had taken place barely a year before, when Bill Haley and the Comets drew 6,000 people to the Kerrisdale Arena. Now Elvis had drawn a crowd over four times larger.
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Elvis Christmas Album 140 gram HQ Red vinyl Limited to 1,000 Worldwide

'Elvis Christmas Album 140 gram HQ Red vinyl' Limited to 1,000 Worldwide w/ Bonus Tracks.
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Elvis Presley '55 Recorded Live At The Louisiana Hayride in GOLD vinyl

'Elvis Presley '55 Recorded Live At The Louisiana Hayride' in GOLD vinyl is a 15 track collection of material recorded live in 1955 on the set of the legendary radio program, the Louisiana Hayride.
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Muhammad Ali 'I was the Elvis of boxing'

Muhammad Ali : 'People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing'.
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Elvis Presley 'The Signature Collection' Vinyl picture disc EP 45 RPM and compact disc

We are pleased inform you about the imminent availability of our newest release from our reissue studio. The Elvis Presley 'The Signature Collection' is limited to 500 units numbered and remastered for optimal listening : Each of the ten (10) 'Signature Collection' releases will contain both a Vinyl 45 RPM picture disc EP and a compact disc vinyl replica including 4 titles EP vinyl + 4 rare and unpublished alternative versions thereof, and cover Rock'n'Roll, Classical, Gospel, Blues, Soundtracks, Country, Ballads, Sun Studio and Christmas Songs: With these 10 45 rpm color vinyl EPs and their associate Compact Disc you will find all facets of the talent of the King! There is a new release every 3 weeksNumber 1 (Rock 'N' Roll) is already available. Start collecting!
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Remembering Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali

My first hero, and a very good friend of and to Elvis, Muhammad Ali has died today. It is hardly surprising that Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley became good friends, their backgrounds were so similar and they became the two arms of the pincer movement of civil rights within entertainment and sport. Muhammad Ali : 'Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you'd want to know'.

Paul McCartney remembers Elvis Presley

Paul McCartney: 'Elvis is a truly great vocalist, and you can hear why on this song. His phrasing, his use of echo, it's all so beautiful. It's the way he sings it, too. As if he's singing it from the depths of Hell. It's a perfect example of a singer being in command of the song. Musically it's perfect, too. The double-bass and the walk-in piano create this incredibly haunting atmosphere. It's so full of mystery, and it's never lost that for me. The echo is just stunning. When The Beatles were recording, we'd often ask George Martin for 'the Elvis echo. I think we got it down perfectly on A Day in the Life'.
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'Didja' Ever - 1960' (part III) 150 NUMBERED copies 12" YELLOW vinyl record

'Didja' Ever - 1960' (part III) is a limited Edition of just 150 NUMBERED copies 12" YELLOW vinyl record album featuring classic Elvis recordings from 1960.
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Interview with Joe Guercio

Well, my first meeting with Elvis was the pre-production meeting. I got a call from Tom Diskin who was the Colonel's associate, and he said they were thinking about me conducting the show for Elvis Presley. And someone had preceded me there for the first show.
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Elvis 'Speedway' 2 CD set FTD FTD Classic Movie Album Series

For release the first week of July by Follow That Dream (FTD) in the classic movie album series is the soundtrack album 'Speedway', a 2-CD in the deluxe 7" digpack packaging format.
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Released : 'ELVIS - NBC-TV Special' 2-CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released, 'ELVIS - NBC-TV Special' (2-CD Classic Album (7") Series).
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Released : 'Las Vegas 1975' double soundboard CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) released, 'Las Vegas 1975' a double soundboard CD in the FTD Soundboard Concert (5") Series, along with two other titles.
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New FTD releases out now

FTD have just re-released several popular titles and our order is on the way to us now. The MOST notable are, Sold OutHot August Night and The On Stage Season. The other titles; FTD 94 Elvis (Fool), FTD 125 Elvis (2nd Album), FTD 131 Flaming Star, FTD 134 King Creole, FTD 137 Live A Little, Love A Little, and FTD 128 The Return To Vegas. in vinyl, FTD advise that all catalogue Vinyl is sold out except the latest release, FTD 312 'He Touched Me : The Recording Sessions'. Order from ElvisPresleyShop.com
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Review : Elvis : Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 : Midnight Show

Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! Why? I could say, listen to it and you will agree, but I offer you an interesting fact, it was from this concert that RCA chose to use seven (7) of the tracks to make up the original 12 track 'Elvis In Person' album in 1969. This is 58% of the albums tracks. And this is from the good number of concerts recorded of which several have been released on CD by FTD. So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
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