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Elvis Australia / www.elvis.com.au has the latest Elvis Presley news, reviews, articles and interviews. 'Something for everybody', we have an Elvis SongDataBase, Elvis Presley biography, Elvis videos, Elvis photos. Available via our online Shop we have a huge selection of CDs, FTD Collectors Label CDs, DVDs, books and memorabilia !!! We have been online and 100% dedicated to Elvis Presley since 1996 !!!
The book, 'Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll' by Allen J. Wiener will be released in October 2014. Based on more than a decade of research, dozens of fresh interviews, and careful review of hours of television and other footage, this book focuses on Elvis' TV career and the role it played in creating, sustaining, and reviving his unrivaled popularity.
Nancy Graff talks about when she met Elvis in December of 1971.
Del Puschert's most prized possessions are two scraps of fabric, each about six inches long and frayed at the edges. One is lavender-colored cotton with faint white lines forming a rectangular pattern; the other is black wool with thin pinstripes and a zipper attached. At first glance, they're nothing special. In fact, if they weren't framed together and hung on the wall of Puschert's Annapolis home, you'd pay them no mind. Puschert stands before the scraps like a pilgrim in the presence of a reliquary. 'There they are', he says, dialing back his boisterous voice to a murmur.
For rock-and-roll devotees, the scraps do, indeed, have near-religious significance - they were cut from a jacket and pants that clothed Elvis Presley.
'Elvis On Tour 1970 Volume 2
' hardcover book is a comprehensive review of the September tour of 1970 and Elvis' three day stint at the Houston Astrodome. With 170 pages, many new and unpublished photographs, and new fan stories. Important to note; this book is strictly limited to 500 copies.
View, and listen to an amazing testimony of meeting Elvis, and even as fans becoming friends, Donna Lewis first met Elvis in July 1962 at Graceland.
FTD has released their Classic Album series (Deluxe 7" size packaging) version of Elvis' 1965 album, 'Elvis For Everyone'.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! It also features the rare overdubbed version of 'Wild in The Country' that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for 'Summer Kisses.' This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK's unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes !!!!!!
FTD have released the 'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' book and CD set. This release is the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. This book and CD release is a follow-up companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful 'Elvis: The Best Of British : The HMV Years', [now sold out with just a few copies remaining] this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued. Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
FTD Vinyl has released 'Hot August Night' as a Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set. Previously release only on CD, this is the first ever issue on vinyl of this concert! From the review of the CD '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! So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
Elvis Presley : 'La Collection 25cm en couleur' (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)
will be available at the end of September. This Ultra Limited Edition (1000 only) box set contains: 'Rock and Roll Elvis Presley', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Noel Avec Elvis', 'King Creole', 'La Retour De Elvis' and 'Loving You'. Each record contains the original art work, and different alternative takes and live versions.
In the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley released his first single. He had one problem: He couldn't play it. The aspiring 19-year-old singer was living with his parents at 462 Alabama Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. With rent at $50 a month, his family was too poor to afford a record player. So, as he often did, Elvis turned to his upstairs neighbours for help - Rabbi Alfred Fruchter and Jeannette Fruchter, his wife.
New from 'Star' is the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD'. This great release includes all 24 (!!) tracks from the european version and some bonuses!
'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD features 55 clips from the late sixties, including some rare footage on the set, and hard to find pictures. The bonus section includes some alternate edits and rare outtakes.
Including the following five movies in chronological order: 'Frankie And Johnny', 'Paradise Hawaiian Style', 'Spinout', 'Easy Come, Easy Go' and 'Double Trouble'.
Barbra Streisand's new album, 'Partners
' will include a duet with Elvis, the CD features '12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists'. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. View a video of Barbra Streisand telling the story
of how her virtual duet with Elvis Presley came to be and the magic they created in studio and of her meeting the King, in this exclusive clip. 'Because I met him a couple of times, it was very easy. It felt like our spirits were kind of touching'. : Barbra Streisand. Listen
Here is something you will not believe what you are hearing as you view what is in itself quite an interesting TV program. But for an Elvis fan it is mesmerising !!!It is an episode of 'Streets of San Francisco' episode (Season 3; Episode 3) guest starring Bill Bixby
(remember him from the movies Clambake and Speedway?). It first aired in the US on 26 September 1974, called 'Target : Red'. This particular episode was written by Rick Husky, who met Elvis in the early sixties. But here’s the weird thing: Bill Bixby is playing a hitman called Jerry Schilling
, there is also a character called General Red West
, an FBI agent called Vernon Presley
and 2 sidekicks called Sonny
The huge 3 volume release 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' will now be released at the end of October - AND it is already sold-out
. This massive three-volume, individually numbered, deluxe set (in a beautiful slipcase) is LIMITED to only 2000 copies
and of what we have already ordered we can not order more
as the producer is already SOLD OUT !!! So if you have not yet ordered - now would be a good time. The set not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files
', the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen. 6 page preview.
Forty-five years ago, only eleven days after astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous 'one small step' on the moon, Elvis Presley took his own giant leap.
On that July 31st night in 1969, the singer stepped onto the stage of the International Hotel in Las Vegas and firmly reestablished himself as one of the world’s most dynamic performers. To commemorate the anniversary, Sony’s Follow That Dream (FTD) collectors label
for Elvis fans recently released on CD The Return To Vegas
, the earliest known recording from this concert series.
It seems the very public 'negotiations' between EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' (OKC Partnership) continues with the Memphis based company apparently putting both planes up for sale. However the jets namesake, Lisa Marie Presley has responded to fans saying they 'are not for sale', so it seems the dysfunctional maneuvering between the two parties continues.
EPE are trying to obtain a better, more affordable lease agreement, but the negotiations are not for the faint hearted with EPE seemingly playing hard-ball telling the owners to remove the planes (or, we assume, agree to terms) and the planes owners playing on the sympathies of Elvis fans ...
Ginger Alden's book, 'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
' has been released. The following is from the publisher ... 'For over three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story, and while a lot has been written about the King, the Elvis we meet in this long-anticipated memoir is a revelation'. 'In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance - from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. She details his exploration of Eastern religions, his perception of being a 'legend', his devotion to family and friends, and her attempt to know the insular group surrounding Elvis. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all, and the 50,000 mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short, yet immortal, life'.
The 'Follow That Dream
has been released and our order is now on the way to us
. This is a limited edition of 3000 copies. This release includes an 8 page booklet that speaks to the film's place in 'cinema literacy' and Joe Esposito will be doing a Feature Commentary with Film Historian, Nick Redman.
Following the Heineken TV commercial
(And the Sony CD, Bossa Nova Baby, The Ultimate Party Album
) Sony Music will release a very special 'Bossa Nova Baby' beer bottle green 7" 45 RPM vinyl single
featuring both the original recording and remix on August 18. The release is strictly limited to 1500 numbered copies. Originally featured in the 1963 Elvis movie (& soundtrack) Fun In Acapulco.
'King of the Hilton' is a book about Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, seen through the eyes of someone who was there. After many requests from fans, respected Elvis writer and researcher Anne E Nixon, (author of 'Ten Years After' and 'The Elvis Archives'), is for the first time publishing her detailed show reports from the Vegas years. Anne attended 40 Elvis Presley shows from 1972-1976, and wrote copious notes on each performance. A few of her show reports were printed in books and magazines at the time, but only now has she opened the vaults and every show she attended is given in-depth coverage
'Elvis 1975 On Tour' is a new 2 CD-set including all 3 available soundboard
recordings from april 1975, newly remastered, (Macon, GA. April 24, Jacksonville, FL. April 25, Lakeland, FL. April 28) including the opening show from tour number 12 (since 1969), and, as a bonus recordings from 2 shows in Lake Charles (May 4 1975) and the Tour Closing Show (May 7, 1975). Includes a 12 page booklet.
'Elvis Presley : Such A Night' : The Definitive Live Rarities Collection', 4 CD Longbox has been released.
The DJ Spankox, (Re:Volution
) new remix-album, 'Elvis Relive
' has been released and our order is on the way to us. This is an innovative and forward-thinking album that includes fantastic new modern versions of a selection of Elvis Presley's hits that preserve the original artistry and enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation'.
The Wahooo From Omaha
CD and DVD release brings you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show via DVD
, (soundboard) CD
. Be prepared for over 47 minutes in superb quality, perfectly synced with a tremendously improved soundboard recording of the show. As a bonus we've also included much better footage of Dayton, OH, October 6, 1974, also synced with a SB recording. To round it off, we also included a bonus CD. We're pleased to present you the Omaha show in soundboard
quality, the correct sequence, the right pitch (for the first time) and a must better sound than you've ever heard before.
The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas
' has been released. The book, showcasing Elvis Presley in 1969,
is a hardcover with 144 pages and presented in a deluxe slipcase,. It is a limited run of 1,000 AND it is almost sold out. The slipcase contains gold embossing. The foreword has been written by Joe Esposito and with every book comes a 8x10 bonus photo hand signed by Joe Esposito in person.
View an all star tribute to Elvis Presley. 'We Remember The King', Johnny Cash
singing lead vocal and backed by Roy Orbison
, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Carl Perkins
. (Not a bad group hey!! From the 1986 reunion 'Class Of '55'. The 'Class Of '55' was a CD release in 1986
, however it was also filmed by Dick Clark and broadcast on US TV in 1989, the album billed as a 'Rock 'N' Roll Homecoming' also remembered Elvis in other songs, but stands in its own right as a classic album full of solid performances.
After the immediate sell out of 'Las Vegas'
, the second volume in the series, Wahooo From Omaha
, has now been released. This set brings you the Omaha, NE July 1, 1974 show via DVD
, (soundboard) CD
and a 1.6 kg 304 page, full color hardcover book
with countless rare and unseen pictures.
Backdraft has now released the 2 separate 'Final Count to Midnight' titles, housed in a SUPER DELUXE jewel case. The 2CD version and a separate DVD only release, both with different front covers, contain a deluxe 24 page booklet inside of each. We would like to point out that the content of the booklet in both of the releases are entirely different and that, the photographs and text information are not repeated ON EACH of the releases. Of note, we are delighted to be able to tell you that it is now 100% complete - for the first time ever (Roughly an overall extension of 6 minutes). Due to the enormous success of Backdraft's Box set 'Final Count to Midnight' it appears that not enough copies were pressed which have left Elvis fans having to go without.
Review of the 'That's The Way It Is' 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set by David Tinson.