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Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll Hardcover Book

The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes Hardcover Book by Chris Murray (Editor), Alfred Wertheimer (Photographer), Robert Santelli (Contributor) will be released in June. 'Elvis who?' was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was - as we now know - about to become a legend.
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The World Knows Elvis Presley, but They Don't Know Me Hardcover Book

The World Knows Elvis Presley, but They Don't Know Me Hardcover Book has been written by a person who conducts Elvis, (and other musical stars), tours and knows what he is talking about. This is a refreshing book on Elvis and a pleasure to read. The author is not one of the 'bash the fat junkie Elvis' writers and you can tell he loves his subject. At the same time he does destroy several myths in his writing and sets the record straight on the Memphis Mafia and Tom Parker If you are fed up with the usual trash that is on the market about the greatest entertainer that has ever lived and would like to read what he was really like and how his own so - called 'friends' acted towards behind his back and ripped him off then this book is for you. Buy it, read it and have your eyes open.
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'A touch of Gold Lamé Coming soon from Erik Lorentzen (Elvis Files)

'A Touch of Gold Lamé' a 450+ page Hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen is scheduled for release in June. The book will be the same size and weight (3.5kg / 7.7 pounds) as the Elvis Files books and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit.
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Ultimate Elvis : Soft Cover Edition : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions

Following the huge success of the Deluxe slipcase bound hardcover Edition comes the 'Ultimate Elvis : Soft Cover Edition : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' is a three-volume set that not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, with the help of the fantastic Keith Flynn and his superb research. It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates, facsimiles of RCA's paperwork, session logs, listing notices, letters from Colonel Parker's office and RCA's archive, the reproduction of original sheet music covers, a huge index and a host of other things. And the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen, relating to the time period in question.
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FTD Delete (Have Sold Out) of 7 Titles

Follow That Dream (FTD) have recently sold out of the following title (meaning they are therefore deleted and unavailable); King Creole : The Music (book), King Creole Frame By Frame (book), In A Private MomentDragonheartPolk Salad AnnieHot August Night and Sold Out!.
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Elvis Files Volume 8

As many fans are waiting on the release of the Elvis Files Volume 7, expected in August, and as the last book in the series, news just in is that there will be now an eighth volume covering 1976-77 released in 2016, with volume 7 1974-75.
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Elvis Presley: Music & Memories Book / 4 DVDs

Elvis Presley: Music & Memories, a Hardcover Book / 4 DVD set will be released on May 19. 
This set contains four DVDs and offers a unique journey with one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century; Elvis Presley. Follow the man we call the King of Rock and Roll's career. We follow Presley on his carefree beginnings at Sun Records to global superstardom. In addition, to book offers a rare interview with the legendary Elvis-guitarist Scotty Moore, drummer DJ Fontana and many more!
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The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) due for release in August

The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) is due for release in August. This is the final volume of the Elvis Files story that chronicles Elvis' years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977.
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Released : 'Rock Around The Bloch' deluxe hardback book + CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961.
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Elvis: Summer of '56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection Box Set

Elvis: Summer of '56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection Box Set will be released in April. The set contains a 24-page book covering Elvis' life and carrer with 'extensive photoraphs', movie memorabilia from 1956, and a DVD with the earliest home-movie footage of Elvis at 21. With all this the set tells the story of the cultural and musical icon known as the King of Rock and Roll.
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'Rock Around The Bloch' deluxe hardback book + CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release 'Rock Around The Bloch' (Book/CD) a deluxe hardback book with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs in March. By David English and Pål Granlund published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961.
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Three New FTD Releases For March

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release 'This Is Elvis' (2CD), 'Rock Around The Bloch' (Book/CD) and 'Elvis Now .. And Again' (2-LP Vinyl) in March. This Is Elvis provides an extended and enhanced soundtrack to the legendary 1981 movie. 'FTD Books' presents 'Rock Around The Bloch', a deluxe hardback book with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs. It includes a CD with newly-mastered audio from the show on March 25, 1961. Elvis Now ... and Again features an alternative extended version of the original album. On 180 gram vinyl and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, it includes mainly outtakes. Note: Hey Jude is omitted as it will feature on a forthcoming Elvis at American Sound vinyl release.
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Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions

Weighing in at 10.5kg (23 pounds) the just released 3 volume book set, 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' is a never to be repeated 'event'. This massive set is in a beautiful slipcase and is LIMITED to only 2000 copies and comprises all the recording session details, ... 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 1500 stunning photographs.
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Rock Around The Bloch!' coming soon from FTD

Happy new year and here is the first news ... Coming soon from FTD, 'Rock Around The Bloch!'.
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Released : Elvis On Tour 1970 Vol. 2 Hardcover Book

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:
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Elvis: City of Angels Hardcover Book & 2 CDs

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 booktwo 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.

New Leader In Vegas : Elvis Presley Deluxe Hardcover Book

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.
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Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis

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.
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King of the Hilton Book

'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
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The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny Hardcover Book

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.
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Interview with Sandi Pichon

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!

Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll Book

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.
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'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' Hardcover book + 2 CDs

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.
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'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Last Love Finally Tells Her Story' : Released

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'.
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Wahooo From Omaha : The King In Motion Vol. 2 : DVD / CD / Book : Released

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.

Memphis To Nashville '61 Book incl. CD from FTD

FTD Books 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.
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Elvis : '72, Bright Summer Nights : JAT Hardcover Book

JAT Publishing 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.
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Elvis, We'll Remember You Book by Ed Bonja

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!
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Elvis, We'll Remember You Book by Ed Bonja

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 ...
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Elvis '72 Bright Summer Nights & Sessions IV Books coming from JAT Publishing

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.
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