Elvis Presley Book News
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In January 2015, Audionics will release something special. Titled 'Elvis: City of Angels' (Audionics 2015-01-2), this release consists of a 120-page hardback book & two CDs
, featuring both shows which Elvis performed on May 11th, 1974 at The Forum (Inglewood) in Los Angeles, CA. Audionics is aware that these shows were released before (by the Graceland Records label, 2007 and official Sony/FTD label, 2007). To bring out the ultimate sound quality, Audionics worked with direct transfers of the original mastertapes.
The new book 'Elvis On Tour 1970 Vol. 2
' is without a doubt THE very best book ever on this important part of Elvis' seventies career. 1970 was the year when the Elvis Road Show hit 'the road' again, and this wonderful book gives details about the second half of that year. Combined with Volume 1, this is a must-have set for every Seventies-junkie. And we're not the only ones to praise the book, see below for more:
To be released This week
, the huge 3 volume 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' will now be BIGGER and have more pages than expected. Initially each of the three volumes was set at 500 pages (per book), but now the total has already reached 1700 pages. The set
is already sold-out - meaning what we have on order is all we can get
so if you have not yet ordered one yet, do so!! This massive set is individually numbered and in a beautiful slipcase. It is LIMITED to only 2000 copies
and 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.
The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas
' has been released
and our order is on the way to us now
. 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. LAST chance to pre-order.
Joseph A. Tunzi's JAT Publishing will release the hardcover book, 'Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis
' at the end of November. The book features pictures from Elvis Presley's concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 9, 1974 and Memphis, Tennessee on March 16, 17 and 20, 1974.
'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
On 4 December 1956, four up-and-coming singers came together, largely by accident, at a Memphis recording studio. Inevitably the four began an impromptu jam session, some of which was taped by studio engineers. And that spontaneous, informal get-together became the stuff of legend, the four individuals being Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis AKA 'The Million Dollar Quartet'. Author Stephen Miller recreates that singular moment in rock history in 'The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny
' Hardcover Book, a 2013 Omnibus Press release.
WMHS TV-13 from Murray High School interviews Sandi Pichon at Marlowe's Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. Sandi met Elvis Presley on several occasions and student Aileen O'Brien talks with Sandi about her experiences. In 1956, Sandi Pichon was a bored 11-year-old girl sweating out summer living in Memphis, Tenn., when she got the idea to knock on rising star Elvis Presley's back door. Such was the beginning of her years-long friendship with one of the most famous entertainers of all time. Don't miss viewing this!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
have released their new book, 'Memphis To Nashville '61
' and our order is on the way to us now. This book gives a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.
will showcase the year 1972 in 'Elvis '72, Bright Summer Nights
', a new photo journal that will captivate all the excitement of Elvis on stage! Included will be a special bonus calendar. This hardback edition from the June '72 tour and August Las Vegas engagement will feature over 100
black and white and color photographs
many shown here for the first time. Scheduled for an early July release.
Here's another book of which fans have high expectations. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You
' is the 1.2 kilo heavy book by Ed Bonja, who worked as an official tour photographer and tour manager during 1970 – 1977. Ed took some 10,000 photos of Elvis live on stage, and backstage. This new release focuses on the seventies. The live section of the book covers all the concert years (1970 – 1975) when Ed used his camera. There will be quite a lot of material from 1972, which seems, in a way, to be Ed’s 'top year'. The countless b/w and color photos of the book show the clowning, rocking, smiling, moody Elvis – even lying on stage – and most of all: giving his all as an entertainer: singing!
The book, 'Elvis : We'll Remember You
' by Ed Bonja will be released in July. This hardback release will contain many unseen photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and will be limited to 1000 copies
. Photos for this publication were taken by Ed Bonja, who worked as Tour Manager and Official Photographer from 1970 to 1977. During that period he took some 10,000 photos of Elvis and various happenings in conjunction with the tours and engagements. Ed's photos were routinely used on all kinds of souvenir materials promoting Elvis' tours, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe engagements. In addition, most photos used on the single and LP covers from the 70's are from Ed. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You' covers years 1970-1975 including various tours, photos from Las Vegas Hilton Engagements ...
JAT Publishing have announced the release the book 'Elvis '72 Bright Summer Nights
' in June, followed by 'Sessions IV
' set for July at this time. 'Elvis '72, Bright Summer Nights' will feature over 150 photographs, many unpublished ... 'Sessions IV' will be distributed worldwide with the most accurate information of any previous sessions books or websites. It is based on documents and every union contract containing more information that is sure to capture the hearts of every Elvis fan of music enthusiast.
The 544 page book, Elvis : The King Of The Jungle : 45 Years After
by Erik Lorentzen [The Elvis Files
] has been released. In June 1968 Elvis Presley taped a television special to be broadcast that Christmas. The TV special 'Singer Presents Elvis' was is a great moment in music and a key to Elvis musical renaissance. 'A moment of change, when what was lost is found again. Elvis was lean and chiseled and -- what he had not seemed in years -- a little dangerous'. Featuring 544 pages
the book will include a detailed look at everything that took place at the historic taping and recording sessions. It will also include eye-witness reports from lucky fans that were present at the legendary NBC performances.
JAT Publishing have released the book, 'Elvis : 1970 In The Dome'. This book, written by Joseph A. Tunzi, focuses on Elvis' legendary shows in Houston Astrodome in February/March 1970 and contains 208 pages with more than 160 unpublished pictures. Also includes the January 27 to February 23rd 1970 'On Stage' season at the Las Vegas Hilton. [So a perfect compliment to the latest FTD CD release] As a bonus is a DVD that includes footage from the press conference. Promo Video : 1970 In The Dome
Elvis Films FAQ : All That's Left To Know About the King Of Rock 'N' Roll In Hollywood
: If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis' Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all!
FTD have released the new book on Elvis' second movie 'Loving You: Something For The Girls' by Pål Granlund and David English.
Pål Granlund and his people have produced an unbelievably beautiful book filled to the brim with classic and previously unreleased photos from the making of 'Loving You'. The text provides us useful information, and the design is simply breathtaking. 528 pages
total. Size is 24,5 x 31,5 cm
. [9.5" x 13"] The book follows the format of the Frame By Frame books
, but different to those books, this package includes a CD
(nothing previously unreleased). Read what Gordon Minto has to say about this book
Following hot on the heels of the sold-out Venus Book/DVD combo 'The King In Motion Vol. 1: Last Vegas
', the label has announced their second release in this series (coming soon); 'The King In Motion Vol. 2: Wahooo From Omaha
', this time a Book/DVD/CD combo. More info coming when available.
Venus Productions have released their DVD and book set titled, Elvis In Motion : The Last Vegas, devoted to Elvis' last Las Vegas season in December 1976. The set brings you not only the best audio quality but also the best video quality available. The book measures 17cm x 24 cm and is 4 cm thick [17" x 9 1/2" x 1 1/2"] and weighs almost 2 kilos [4 1/2 Pounds]. The book contains countless pictures on 456 pages, while the DVD contains the December 3 (46 minutes) and December 4 (40 minutes) shows in bodacious quality. Added as a bonus are fragments of the closing show of December 12 plus almost 16 minutes from December 5, 1975.
From the makers of the book Spotlight on Elvis : The Photographic Work of Ed Bonja
comes the new book release, 'Elvis Caught On Camera : The 50's Candids
' with 144 pages containing many rare and unseen photo's. The book covers Elvis Presley’s rise from the early fifties until his draft into the Army and is packed in a high quality slipcase box. Includes special bonus photograph
. View the flyer. Nearly sold out!!!
Rock and roll vinyls
is a unique book that presents nearly 700 vinyl albums
of the most famous rock 'n' roll artists like Bill Haley, Elvis Presley or Wanda Jackson. Structured chronologically, it creates a comprehensive and richly illustrated portrait of one of the most influential musical genres ever. The entertaining chapters present the genesis of the particular albums, the artists themselves, as well as anecdotes about the individual protagonists and their music. The book contains three CDs
including the most famous rock 'n' roll hits like 'Rock Around the Clock', 'Blue Suede Shows', 'Be-Bop-a-Lula', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Johnny Be Goode', 'Walk the Line', 'That'll Be the Day', and 'Blueberry Hill'.
Joseph Pirzada has been working on a very special project for his Boxcar label
for eight months, known only to industry insiders now today we can tell you a little about it. After the deluxe and highly acclaimed, 'Elvis Presley s Graceland 1957-1977
' and 'Aloha Via Satellite
', Joseph has turn his attention to 'The '68 Comeback Special' and this time we are presented with not one but two HUGE books containing hundreds of unpublished photographs, 900 pages in total and packed in one slipcase. The set comes with a free gift surprise. [The free gift surprise kind of makes it 3 books ...] So the ultimate book on the '68 comeback special.
Elvis Music FAQ
chronicles the trajectory of Elvis' musical career, with a look at his pioneering original record label Sun, insight into his management, a summation of each Presley concert tour, and a full review of every record he ever issued. Eder goes back to Elvis' first albums to reveal the pure intent of his musical vision.
The The Elvis Files Volume 6 : 1971-1973
Hardcover Book has been released. As with the other volumes release so far this again is a huge hardback book with 470 pages and feature more than 1500 photos
... Every single concert & tour, the Vegas and Tahoe shows, private moments and in studio, fan memories and more. Like the five  volumes
before it, this book is a must for any Elvis fan. View Previews
The deluxe hardcover book, Spotlight on Elvis : The Photographic Work of Ed Bonja
has been released. Just like the Boxcar releases
, this publication is a deluxe release. With 160 pages and over 200 pictures we get an overview of Eds best pictures he made from The King.
Robert C. Cantwell
was a Golden Glove competitor, nonetheless afraid to take the police entry exam never dreaming he would accomplish his life goal of being a police officer. He would climb through every rank in the Denver Police Department; become the Director of Prisons for the Colorado Department of Correction; and the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. He personally met a long list of famous people including the King, Elvis Presley
. He has told many about the time he was with Elvis and was encouraged to retell his story in a book. This is his first written account of the time he was with Elvis from 1970-1977.