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'Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo' Hardcover Book

Following the book, 'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' by 'The Elvis Files' author, Erik Lorentzen the second book in the series, 'Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo' will be released in September. In September 1956, sixty years ago, Elvis did two shows in downtown Tupelo, diagonally across from the Tupelo Hardware Store, where Gladys bought the first guitar for Elvis. The shows were part of the Mississippi Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. The day started with a small reception in the presence of the mayor, followed by a parade through the center of the city. A donation of $ 10,000 to the government followed later in the day. As we know well the work of author, Erik Lorentzen, and in particular the most recent release, this book will be another high quality photo and information book. View images.
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Review : 'Elvis : Way Down In The Jungle Room' Sony Legacy 2 CD

The cleverly titled 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' is another Elvis session anthology from RCA/Legacy that was conceived in the style of 2013's critically acclaimed 'Elvis at Stax'. It includes all the masters and many outtakes from the 'Jungle Room' sessions that took place from February 2-8 and October 29-30, 1976 at the 'den' of Graceland, Elvis' home in Memphis, TN. Back then, nobody could have guessed that these sessions would become a rather sad part of music history as Elvis Presley's last studio recordings. The songs that were recorded at those sessions ended up on the albums 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee' (1976) and 'Moody Blue' (1977), which were both still released during Elvis' lifetime.
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Way DOWN in the Jungle, The lights are goin' dim

'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has dropped from No. 9 to No. 16 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. The album has also dropped on most charts, from No. 16 to No. 67 on the Official UK Charts, from No. 12 to No. 54 in Scotland, from No. 25 to No. 86 in the Netherlands. In Ireland it has exited the chart after one week at No. 32. Some positive news, the album has debuted at No. 32 in Austria, and also at No. 26 in Switzerland, and in Belgium the album climbed to No. 22 from last week's No. 30.

'Stop, Look And Listen Ultimate Spinout Recording Sessions' 3 CD Box & 3 More

Just released are four (4) new and very limited edition CD sets; 'Stop, Look And Listen Ultimate Spinout Recording Sessions' 3 CD Box, 'Elvis Rockin' In The Seventies', 'Reconsider Baby / Return Of The Rocker', 'Elvis Movie Rocks 20 Great Floor Fillers'. While 'Stop, Look And Listen Ultimate Spinout Recording Sessions' 3 CD Box wil now doubt be top of the list for most fans, titles like 'Elvis Rockin' In The Seventies', 'Reconsider Baby / Return Of The Rocker' are most welcome, while 'Movie Rocks' contains rare and hard to find outtakes from the movie years.
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Free Lithograph Print (17" x 11") 'Way Down In The Jungle Room'

With every 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' double LP  Record set we are giving away a fabulous Lithograph Print (17" x 11") 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' featuring 'The Jungle Room' and the cover art of the LP and single record releases from the sessions. This beautiful print truly deserves to be framed and proudly displayed in every Elvis fans 'den'. Limited prints available.
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Released : 'Elvis : Way Down In The Jungle Room' Sony Legacy 2xLP

The 2xLP release of Click to listen 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' has been released and we expect to have it in stock on Monday. Presented in a gatefold sleeve on 150g 12" vinyl the set contains Elvis Presley's last studio recordings recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room. With studio masters and rare alternate takes, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' is an essential addition for every fan's library. In 1976, 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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'Way Down in the Jungle Room' No. 79 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has debuted at No. 79 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 6 on the Country Chart and is No. 6 on the ARIA 'physical chart' (i.e. CD). The album has also debuted at No. 67 in Germany, No. 68 in Italy, No. 16 on the Official UK Charts, No. 29 in Ireland, No. 25 Netherlands, Belgium No. 30, and No. 12 in Scotland. In New Zealand the CD is listed No. 2 of this week’s fastest-rising titles outside the Top 40.

The Death Of Elvis Presley : August 16, 1977

Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old. Listen to Tony Prince announce Elvis Presley's death on Radio Luxembourg and the first hour of his show, (46:53), Vernon Presley Talks to the Media (August 16, 1977), View videos, Metamorphosis of Elvis Presley & Old Friend by Bill Medley, Elvis Presley Funeral Procession August 18, 1977 and November 1977, first time the public were allowed to view Elvis' grave. President Carter statement, photos, the original news story and more. The manner in which the major television networks handled the news of Elvis' death illustrated his enormous popularity and the tremendous impact he had on America, something few realized until he was gone.
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Elvis Presley And The Events Of 1977

Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events. Updated.
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'The Hometown Shows' double CD set from FTD

The Follow That Dream (FTD) collectors label will release a new double CD set 'The Hometown Shows' will contain the legendary shows from the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee on March 17th 1974 (evening show) and June 10th 1975 (afternoon show). This release comes as a 5 inch 2-CD digipack and is mastered by Jan Eliasson (disc 1) and Vic Anesini (disc 2).
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Follow That Dream Books will release 'His Songs of Praise' (Book with CD)

FTD Books will release 'His Songs of Praise' is the first of two volumes titled Elvis: His Songs of Praise, which when combined, will exceed 700 pages and chronicle of 100 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs sung by Elvis. Presented over 350 pages with lavishly illustrated high quality images, many unseen photographs and graphics. Every song has been thoroughly researched like the author's previous trilogy Elvis: 'The Best of British'. In early interviews, Elvis divulged that spiritual music was his first love and he publicly continued to reaffirm. Despite being acclaimed as the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll', he was only presented with three Grammy awards for his spiritual music and the stories of these iconic songs are contained within this book. Includes a 30 track CD.
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Elvis Presley Calendars and Diary for 2017

Now available to order are two 'A3' calendars, a 'slimline' calendar, and a diary for 2017.
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'Way Down in the Jungle Room' No. 9 in Australia

'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has debuted at No. 9 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and is No. 6 on the ARIA 'physical chart' (i.e. CD). The album has also debuted at No. 16 on the Official UK Charts, No. 29 in Ireland, No. 25 Netherlands, Belgium No. 30, and No. 12 in Scotland.

Listen to a sneak peek of 'Kentucky Rain' from next 'Elvis/Royal Philharmonic'

Listen to a sneak peek of 'Kentucky Rain' from the next 'Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' album. The follow up to the global phenomenon, If I Can Dream! Coming October 2016.
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Elvis Presley's Jungle Room, Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN

Elvis Presley never called it the Jungle Room. For him, his breathtakingly garish tiki-tinged lair - sui generis in the realm of ostentatious kitsch - was merely 'the den'. Constructed in 1965 as an addition to Graceland, Elvis Presley's already-fabled Memphis headquarters, the room was the nerve center of his home life. There he would take his breakfast, contemplate the enormous artificial waterfall, entertain his coterie of confidants nicknamed the 'Memphis Mafia'. For a man who opened many of his concerts by singing 'I'm the king of the jungle, they call me tiger man', this unruly terrain of green shag carpeting, plastic plants, rainbow lights and ersatz animal fur seemed perfectly appropriate.
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Why This New Reissue Might Change Your Mind About Elvis Presley's Later Career

We need a red light or something, you know, so these guys'll think they're in a whorehouse and play better', Elvis Presley jokes before a stunning take of 'It's Easy For You' on the new release Way Down in the Jungle Room, released on Friday. He needn't have worried. Long considered a fallow period in Elvis' career, the 1976 sessions on 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' - recorded when Elvis was overweight, out of shape, and overmedicated - are stunning. Cut after cut shows Elvis in powerful voice, with his peerless gift for interpreting a song undiminished.
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Review: Pot Luck With Elvis FTD 2 CD - The End of An Era

When Elvis Presley entered RCA's Studio B in Nashville Tennessee on June 25th, 1961, the goal was just to record both sides of a strong June-planned single release. The last one ('I feel So Bad' / 'Wild In The Country') had been a little disappointing. It wasn't that it had performed badly on the charts (No.5) or that it had sold poorly (600.000 copies). But it broke a string of number one records, and the units sold contrasted to the almost 2 million copies of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', the one million plus of It's Now Or Never, the 900.000 copies of 'Stuck On You' from the previous year, or the 750.000 of 'Surrender' in February 1961. All these figures weren't unnoticed by RCA, the Colonel and Elvis himself.
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Interview with Richard Davis

Interview with Richard Davis a longtime member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia. Richard started working for Elvis after Elvis returned from the Army and continued to work for him until 1971 as a body guard, a stand-in in 23 movies and eventually a wardrobe manager. He remained friends with Elvis until the end. Known among the other Memphis Mafia members for his quick wit and for being a bit of a prankster he once dropped a water balloon on Elvis' head as he walked out of his trailer in fresh makeup for a movie shoot. Richard Davis : There's so many things it's hard to pinpoint. Well I got one thing. I don't remember what year it was. And one thing that happened is back in the dressing room before he went on one night, somebody came back and told Elvis, 'Muhammad Ali is in the audience and he would like to meet you'. And Elvis said, 'Oh, yeah, yeah, bring him on back', 'cause Elvis loved Muhammad Ali. So Muhammad Ali comes back there and he's got his entourage with him and -- big old guys, man. You know, and big bodyguard guys.

Elvis 'If I Can Dream' the concert coming to Australia and New Zealand

Elvis 'If I Can Dream' the concert with 40 piece Orchestra is coming to Australia and New Zealand in 2017. Following on from the six date UK run in November featuring the (touring) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perhaps surprisingly, Australia and New Zealand are up next, however the international tour will be without the actual Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with instead a '40 piece Orchestra' to replicate the original album work of the Royal Philharmonic. 'If I Can Dream' was a worldwide chart success and hit the very top of the Australian ARIA album charts on debut and as reached as high as No. 3 in New Zealand. No concerts dates have been announced as yet.
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Released : 'Elvis : Way Down In The Jungle Room' Sony Legacy 2 CD

Click to listen 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' has been released and it is a delight. A definitive 2-CD collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings as recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room, the set includes studio masters, rare alternate takes and a 16-page booklet and is the most complete and comprehensive collection of Elvis 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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Review : If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra CD

Where is your copy of the 'If I Can Dream': Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD? Filed away, among your current played CDs, or perhaps is it open with the disc in your CD player? After a period of it being 'left' on the shelf' after the heady times of its release nine months ago, recently I have had the album out and I have since played the CD several times, and I find I l still love this CD, with the exception of one track ('Fever' with Michael Bublé) so without any doubt for me this album has stood a good test of time, and I don't have any doubt I be able to say the same in ten years’ time!

The Lost 1962 NME Article : Is Presley Making Too Many Films?

Original NME article from April 6, 1962 that mentions a projected Elvis Presley charity concert in Britain. Includes many rare images, including the ad that announces the concert that proves it just wasn't talk.
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Review : On Stage : February, 1970 : FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album

Mike Hermenet and David Troedson have teamed up to Review the On Stage : February, 1970 : FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album containing a CDs worth of unreleased material from the FTD vaults.

Interview with Elvis Presley : The Feb 1970 Houston Astrodome Press Conference

The Houston Astrodome was chosen by Colonel Parker to be the first venue for Elvis to perform outside Las Vegas. After the concluding show Elvis held a press conference for about 100 journalists at Astroworld.

Elvis Soldier Boy on White Vinyl. Limited Edition 150 Copies Hand Numbered

'Elvis Soldier Boy' on White Vinyl. Limited Edition 150 Copies Hand Numbered.
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Paralyzed 1956 (part III) LP on gold vinyl limited Edition 175 NUMBERED copies

'Paralyzed 1956 (part III)' LP on gold vinyl limited Edition of just 175 NUMBERED copies. A 12" vinyl record album featuring Elvis' studio recordings from 1956.
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Elvis Presley and the Police

If Elvis Presley had not grown up to be the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there's a chance he would have been a police officer, such was his deep respect for law enforcement. As a youngster, Presley wanted to grow up to be a policeman, according to press accounts in the 1970s. He collected badges. If he performed in a city, he’d want a badge from there. What he wanted was not merely an honorary badge, but a real one. And he obtained several, some with his name or initials inscribed on them. But Elvis had some fun too, in the 1970s, he was known to actually pull over speeding drivers and flash one of his various badges and lecture them. Then, give an autograph and speed away, leaving behind a stunned person with an awesome story. To achieve this Elvis actually had a flashing blue light that he would put on the roof when required. Elvis also obtained a police radio and a revolving blue light to put on top of the car roof. 
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Review : Promised Land : FTD 2 CD Classic Album

Ever since Good Times was released by the Follow That Dream label two years ago I've been looking forward to Promised Land getting the classic album treatment as well, and earlier this month it finally arrived. After listening to the two CD's packed with alternate takes and interesting studio dialog as well as some rehearsals and undubbed masters, I can say that it was definitely worth the wait.
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Released : 'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' Hardcover Book

'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' by 'The Elvis Files' author, Erik Lorentzen has been released and our order is on the way to us now. 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. The impact of Elvis on American society of that time was incredibly huge. View six new full page sample images.
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Released : Elvis 'Speedway' 2 CD set FTD FTD Classic Movie Album Series

Just released and on the way to us now 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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