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Here is a look at the great 166cm (near 5 1/2 feet) high Elvis cardboard cutout and CD display for 'If I Can Dream': Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra'. The display can be seen at select retail outlets Australia wide. Would you like one in your living room? For a chance to win one of these courtesy of Sony Music and Elvis Australia - watch www.elvis.com.au for your chance soon. 'If I Can Dream' on charts; ElvisPresleyCharts.com
'Elvis Golden Records Vol. 3
' is a new 2-CD release in the Follow That Dream
(FTD) labels classic album series
. It features a 7" digipack with 12-page booklet. By the time Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 was released in August 1963, no one in rock 'n' roll up to that point, other than Elvis, had ever legitimately earned a second 'greatest hits' volume, much less a third. It also embodied the best commercial examples of Presley's new post-Army maturity, as both vocalist and musician, and the songs featured on this album achieved an unparalleled level of global chart success by any artist between 1960 and 1963.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Elvis In Alabama
' (Last Double Date) a two concert set in December. The double CD set, in 5" digpack, contains soundboard recordings
(mixing desk) the afternoon and evening shows in Huntsville on September 6, 1976 and includes America The Beautiful
, Love Letters
, School Day
, Danny Boy
and Blue Christmas
Just in time for Christmas we have two beautifully presented Tin Box sets; 'Elvis Home for the Holidays
' includes, 1
x collectible keepsake candle (modeled after the renowned Elvis guitar that was used during the King's seminal 1968 TV comeback special), 1
x A bonus 32-page booklet loaded with photos, 1
x an Elvis-inspired door hanger, 6
x postcards and 1
x CD. While 'The Very Best Of Love
' goes a step further with 1
x DVD (Elvis Through the Years), 1
x a 32-page biographical booklet with photos, 5 x Elvis-inspired greeting cards and 1
x CD with 12 of Elvis most cherished ballads.
Elvis: The Very Best of Love
is a special collector's edition tin box set featuring 12 of Elvis most cherished ballads
. Recreate romantic moments and make new ones with songs like Can't Help Falling in Love
, Love Me Tender
, One Night
and many more. The set also includes five Elvis-inspired greeting cards
, a 32-page biographical booklet
, and Elvis Through the Years
a pictorial DVD
featuring hundreds of candid photos of the King.
Sam Phillips had been thinking more and more that the key lay in the connection between the races, in what they had in common far more than what kept them apart. There were always going to be 'some bastard white people', he knew, but far more to the point was the spiritual connection that he had always known to exist between black and white, the cultural heritage that they all shared. 'Not to copy each other but to just - hey, this is all we've got and we're going to give it to you. This is our Broadway play. This is our Tin Pan Alley. This is what it is. We hope you likeit'.
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
is a 45-track 2 x CD companion to Peter Guralnick's forthcoming biography of the same name
, and a personal, idiosyncratic survey of one of the most important bodies of work in recording history. Also released as a deluxe 3 LP Record set, it features songs mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, hand-selected by Guralnick, who also wrote an exclusive track-by-track essay for the release. Mostly spanning the years 1950-1961, the set shines a light on Phillips' unique approach to recording, his cosmic genius, and revolutionary role in the evolution of blues, country, R&B, gospel and the birth of rock 'n' roll. Featuring big hits, near misses, and never-even-close tracks.
'If I Can Dream': Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' is this week number 3 in its third week in 3 countries, Australia, Scotland and the United Kingdom. 'If I Can Dream' was certified Gold in Australia by ARIA earlier this week. Also on these 3 charts it has been # 1, 1, and 3 for each of the three weeks.
For a full round-up of 'If I Can Dream' on all charts worldwide see ... ElvisPresleyCharts.com
Elvis was a very tender soul. He had such a good heart. We literally bought out a pet shop one night. About three o'clock one morning, Get- Low was acting really strange, so we had a doctor come over. He said, 'I don't think the dog will make it through the night'. So Elvis leased a Learjet and flew Get Lo, my girlfriend and me, and the doctor up to Boston to a special clinic for kidney dialysis. We left him up there for about three months. But he didn't live long after that. He was only about a year old. We were on tour when he died, and we were coming home on his plane when they told us. Elvis just cried.
There have been several attempts at an Elvis Presley remix album, none of which have worked. This one does! The songs don't and were never intended to replace the original masters, nothing ever could, but to my ears Sony Music have succeeded where others have failed – they have produced an album that that while remaining faithful to the style that was Elvis Presley have created a new listening experience. And this is what the album is, a new listening experience, not a replacement of his body of work. And importantly it is an album. One that Elvis would have - could have - gone into the studio to cut.
Elvis' Christmas Album CD in 3D ... How to make old mono recordings sound like they were recorded yesterday, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. You would think that this is impossible, but thanks to the latest technologies in audio development, this is now a reality. You will not believe your own ears. It's like these 50+ year-old recordings are coming alive again. You will be placed in the studio together with the singer and the musicians, right in the center of where it all happens. You will hear details you never noticed before. You will get a whole new appreciation for these classic recordings.
The 3DM technology breathes new life into old mono recordings
, giving them a new lease of life, and thus making them accessible for coming generations.
'If I Can Dream' with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
has been certified as Gold Award status in Australia by ARIA. The album has so far spent 2 weeks at number 1 in Australia but faces stiff competition this week with a race for the top spot between several former No.1 acts including Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, il Divo and Kurt Cobain. Last week, for the first time since early July, an album has managed to hold on for a second week at the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart, and that album was the Elvis Presley set 'If I Can Dream' with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra thus being the biggest selling album in the country two weeks running. (Chart data/stats from Gavin Ryan).
Elvis An Army Trilogy Volume II
is a hardcover book about Elvis Presley in Germany, November 1958 to June 1959. This 1.36 kg volume features over 300 rare photographs and documents over 239 pages, incl. 32 in full colour. The text is in both English and German. For the first time anywhere the book presents: A German hotel registration form completed by Elvis; Photos of Elvis at McGraw barracks in Munich; Extracts from Elvis' military record; More interviews and photos from Munich and Lake Starnberg; Previously unpublished photographs of Elvis on maneuvers and off duty .. and much more.
Elvis is number 1 for a second straight week in Australia. In doing so 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' has upset the recent 'status quo' of the past 13 weeks
, where a new album has debuted at No. 1 each week, by going 'back to back' two weeks in a row at No. 1. Last week, 'If I Can Dream' become the 749th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and finally the 600th No.1 for ARIA
(1983 to 2015), plus the 396th album to debut at the top of the Albums chart.
Elvis Presley has started a second week at No. 1 in the UK with 'If I Can Dream
' (Sony Music CG), featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This album did something quite rare in modern chart history by selling more in its second week than its first, with sales of 88,600, compared with 79,000 in its first week. The tally is also only narrowly behind the best weekly scorecard for any artist album this year, the 89,110 achieved by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash) in March.
Too Much : The British HMV Singles '57-'58
comes hot on the heels of Love Me : The British HMV Singles '56-'57 Volume 1
(VTRLP2038). This stunning must have special blue vinyl
offering from Vee-Tone Records, concludes their homage to Elvis Presley's highly collectible British HMV singles. Featuring all 5 HMV singles from 1957 to 1958, and including 'All Shook Up” (HMV POP 359), Elvis' very first UK number 1 single (plus bonus tracks from Elvis' two HMV EPs, 'Love Me Tender” and 'Good Rockin' Tonight”). When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide. Elvis' pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958. Love Me : The British HMV Singles '56-'57 (volume 1)
and Too Much The British HMV Singles '57-'58 (volume 2)
, chart Elvis' meteoric rise in Britain.
Erik Lorentzen has advised there will be a delay of of 2-3 weeks for the 'Elvis Files' Volume 7 hardcover book
. The book features all Elvis 'events' from 1974-1975. Every Working Moment. The Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Seasons. Plenty of CANDID Moments. Plus plenty of previously Unpublished Photos. You can view some pages
from the book now, and order from ElvisPresleyShop.com
Elvis has done the previously unthinkable and is this week number 1 on the Classical Album Charts in the USA. 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' debuted last week at No. 17 and has risen to to top in week 2. This is something new in the crown of the King Of Rock 'N' Roll.
Elvis has this week debuted at number 21 on the prestigious Billboard 200 album chart with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
'. The album has debut at No. 44 in Canada.
Elvis is number 3 in New Zealand this week with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' no. 3 on debut on the Official New Zealand album chart. And on other charts; UK #1, Scotland #1, Ireland #2, Belgium #10, Netherlands # 17, Germany #37, Sweden #48 and Italy #95.
Continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, now released is the special double LP version of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
FTD have released 'Live A Little, Love A Little', and our order is on the way to us. This release is in the FTD classic album series. And the news is very good indeed, Ernst Jorgensen has managed to find the session tapes for this movie, and so we believe we have a very attractive release here.
The search also revealed that the vocal for 'A Little Less Conversation' used for the (Elvis Vs JXL) re-mix single, was not recorded for the TV special
– it's actually take 2
of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!
FTD have released the 'Elvis In West Texas
' CD containing a soundboard recorded
of the evening show in Odessa on May 30, 1976. A thoroughly great show with repertoire highlights 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'It's Now Or Never' and packaged in 5" digipack with a 12-page booklet of 1976 photos.
Elvis is number 1 in Australia this week with 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' topping the ARIA album chart
on debut. Amazingly, this is only Elvis' second number one album in Australia (since reasonably reliable album chart data began in 1974, and so missing so many of Elvis' 'golden' years). 'If I Can Dream' is also No. 1 in both the UK and Scotland.
Elvis Presley has topped the UK album charts for a 12th time with the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' CD. Elvis claimed the top album spot with 79,000 chart sales, giving him the second-fastest selling album of the year. Receiving the award on Elvis' behalf, the star's former wife Priscilla Presley said: 'This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music. The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realise an unfulfilled dream'.
Back in the mid-to-late-'90s, the Rock Legends label had been responsible for several Elvis CD projects, however, it eventually and mysteriously dissolved as per the norm given its 'bootleg
t' status. The audio quality of these compact discs had largely varied from good to excellent but soundboard sources became scarce and competing with the then newly developed Follow That Dream
label proved difficult, if not impossible. Around 2013, the label resurfaced (suspected under new management) with several re-releases in the way of such titles as From Richmond To Greensboro, No More Feedbacks, and most recently with clearer audience recordings on Las Vegas' Voice Volumes 1 and 2, among others.
Here is the Australian TV Commercial For 'If I Can Dream' from Sony Music.
The numbered, limited edition 'If I Can Dream'/'Bridge Over Troubled Water' 45RPM Vinyl Single' has debuted at No. 1 on the UK's Vinyl Single Chart. Probably it does not take huge numbers to make this chart, but it is a number 1 just the same as we start to watch the global impact of the new 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD. We have a small number of this single in stock now.
'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' has Elvis on the Billboard Classical music chart for the first time, with its debut at No. 17 this week. Hopes are high that the album can give Elvis another number 1 hit, and something previously unthought of, a number 1 Classical Album.