Elvis Presley CD News
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Thom Zimny: I think for me, the desire to do a film about Elvis came about when I realized there was a generation that was missing out on the beauty of the man and his music. The message got lost in portraying Elvis as a cartoon figure. I wanted to get to a closer place and examine the artist. We looked at what he accomplished and kept away from the backstory that has been the focus of other films which looked at the character defects and the losses in his life. I felt the music needed to be revisited and our generation would not see him as a caricature, but as a person who was deeply connected to the music and whose life has not been clearly explained in books and films.
Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 5CD/200-page book 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And | Session Recordings' on May 4th, 2018.
The 5 CDs
contain the complete works of the master and | Session studio recordings made for each of Elvis's movies during the 1950s, and all tracks have been remastered with many restoration surprises ignored by other labels. The 200-page book
focuses on each of the recording | Sessions held for the four motion pictures made between August 1956 and March 1958. The comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and documentation.
Follow That Dream
has just announced the release of Elvis: Omaha Nebraska '74
containing both shows on June 30 1974, afternoon and evening show, because the production is nearly completed on this CD, the release date is hoped to be around April 23.
Sony Music have released Elvis Presley: The Searcher
(The Original Soundtrack) and the Deluxe 3 CD set in 8"x 8" with a 40-page book in slipcase
is in stock now. The 3CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis' career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings ('Heartbreak Hotel', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?'), powerful vocal performances ('That's All Right', 'Tomorrow Is a Long Time', 'Trouble/Guitar Man') and rare outtakes ('Suspicious Minds', 'Separate Ways'), plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film - including singles that inspired Presley (Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's original version of 'That's All Right', Odetta's gospel version of Bob Dylan's 'Tomorrow is a Long Time') and two original instrumental pieces composed for the documentary by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
Can it really be true that an Elvis Presley documentary as probing and thoughtful as Thom Zimny's Elvis Presley: The Searcher
does not already exist? After decades of home video performance-film releases and docs of varying quality, this two-part, three and a half-hour film feels like a landmark, something that should be welcomed as warmly as the two Elvis books published in the 1990s by Peter Guralnick
, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. Chipping away calcified layers of myth and caricature to address the psychology behind Presley's career, its seriousness and sensitivity is no surprise to those who've followed the series of documentaries Zimny has been making about Bruce Springsteen
. Sure to fare well when it bows April 14 on HBO, it made for a spellbinding big-screen experience at the music-rooted SXSW Film Festival.
Tearing 'Em Up! - The King In Motion Volume 3 from Venus Productions contains 40 minutes of spectacular footage from the November 1971 Tour that is digitally remastered from the original sources and has been professionally synced with the Boston November 10th show. Highlighting this release is a 209 pages hardcover book with loads of rare and unseen pictures of the complete tour! For completeness sake, the Boston November 10th show is also included on CD in perfect Sound Board quality.
Plus as an extra special bonus, included is a free CD to promote the upcoming new CDs in our 'Unedited Masters' series. The CD contains some unreleased tracks ...
'For The Good Times' is beautiful 2 CD set in a deluxe digipack should be considered as the ultimate soundtrack to the 1972 ELVIS ON TOUR movie. All performances which are featured in the movie are featured here in their entirety. As a bonus you get the April 5 1972 Buffalo rehearsal.
Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too! is the re-release of the classic 1978 album. This 40th anniversary release includes The Original Album + The Alternate Album. Including the bonus photo that was included in the USA with the first pressing of this album. A great collectible item.
I Walk The Line 4 CD Concert Boxset | It's August 1970, the recordings for the MGM movie 'That's The Way It Is' are finished and Elvis still has more than 3 weeks to go at the Las Vegas International Hotel before starting another short (but busy) 1 week tour.
Listen to Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling talk about how to explain Colonel Tom Parker accurately in 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'. Q: How do you resist making the Colonel the bad guy?
Listen to Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling talk about Gladys Presley singing 'Home Sweet Home'. As included in the Sony release Elvis Presley: The Searcher Deluxe 3 CD set in 8"x 8" with a 40-page book in slipcase
have released the 2 CD set, 'Elvis: Murfreesboro '74
' and our order is on the way to us now. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from two shows on March 14th and 19th at the Murfreesboro Middle State Tennessee University. The sound quality and performances from Elvis and the band are really powerful. 'Steamroller Blues' will knock your socks off!
'Elvis Presley Close Up' features four important and key periods of Elvis Presley's incredible career. Fans will be delighted with the glimpse into Elvis' music making-making techniques. There are 89 songs by the King of Rock ‘N Roll.
Rare stereo masters from the ‘50s and outtakes from his first 4 post-Army films are also included. Hear the impressive and comprehensive outtakes from almost every Studio B session in Nashville. Finally, enjoy Elvis at the peak of his career in a complete, live concert recorded in San Antonio, Texas in 1972.
With the Elvis: Easter Eggs: Spliced Takes Deluxe Digipack Edition CD, finally, a 'new' Spliced take album available, and it was worth the wait. This one includes all tracks from the 1966 recording sessions, many gospel songs were recorded, but also some excellent other tracks.
Kissin Cousins: Spliced Take Special: Cardsleeve Edition CD is an incredible new album, featuring extended versions, alternate takes including new instrumental tracks and some pretty cool edits!
Don't think you already heard these! ALL tracks are brand new edits and sound very rare, The title track, for example, starts off with an alternate opening and includes the extra verses.
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units.
Here is the Official Trailer
for the new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO (USA) on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll
, portraying him instead as a man and an artist 'who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music'. The documentary borrows its name from a key Priscilla Presley quote: 'Elvis was a searcher,' she says in the documentary's trailer. 'He said to me, 'I wanna be able to reach and feel what we all go through as human beings'. Featuring interviews with Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, and Bruce Springsteen, the three-hour, two-film presentation debuts April 14 at 8 P.M. on HBO.
Sony Music will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) on April 6 in three versions, a single CD, a Deluxe 3 CD set in 8"x 8" with a 40-page book in slipcase and a 2 LP Record set.
The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll
, portraying him instead as a man and an artist 'who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music'.
is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: Murfreesboro '74
'. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from two shows on March 14th and 19th at the Murfreesboro Middle State Tennessee University. The sound quality and performances from Elvis and the band are really powerful. 'Steamroller Blues' will knock your socks off!.
After the success of 'The Alternate Moody blue' & 'The Alternate Today
' Hepcat records releases 'Behind Closed Doors' in it's newly launched special products series. Behind Closed Doors has always been a fan favorite, the beautiful lp box set issued by the AUDIFÖN label in 1979 was a groundbreaking release. Most material was unreleased and the quality was pretty good. Now for the first time this legendary LP boxset is re-released in this beautiful 10 inch sized boxset
. 2 CD's
, 10 INCH
and a 45 RPM record
Spliced Takes GI Blues CD, the first 2018 CMT release will blow you away, with lots of surprises, including rare studio material and new edits. The title track for example has been recreated out of five (!) takes and sounds exciting and fresh, 'Wooden Heart' has a new opening, and 'Frankfort Special' has some funny studio snippets at the end. 'Big Boots' was build up out of three versions (slow, medium and fast) and even 'Blue Suede Shoes' sound different than before, although there was only one take to work with.
Don't Think Twice It's All Right | Best Of 71 is a great new CD packed in a 6 panel digipack with some of Elvis' best 1971 recordings (minus the christmas and live recordings) is available now. A fantastic collection with lots of rare and hard to find outtakes. All unreleased in this form.
Don't think twice.... get it now!
The Rock N Roll Majesty import-label announced the release of the 4 CD longbow 'Big Boss Man In Vegas
', a limited edition of 350 numbered sets. Like their previous outings this box contains previously released material; two 1974 concerts (on four discs).
Fans know what to expect with the excellent 'Spiced Takes' CD series, some highlights are mentioned here, and the Spliced takes: 'Still in Memphis' CD is one big highlight!
Featuring all new edits, CMT truly has been able to produce eight (8) great 'new' albums, using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks
. The professional edits will blow you away and will make you believe these are unreleased takes. Some new 'alternate masters' were made and the result is amazing; (just listen to the sample below!) There are no fake overdubs, but some tracks have been overdubbed, using snippets from the actual 'recording sessions'. Elvis fans have been spoiled over the years, and they all know ... 'the end is near' as almost every complete take available has been released, so this is as close as you can get for a 'New' album, an album - which won't leave your player for some time! (promise!) Each set comes in a 'Deluxe Digipack' with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies!
The British Phonograph Industry (BPI) awarded Elvis Presley a Gold Record Award for the 'Christmas With Elvis And The and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' for selling over 100,000 copies.
Here we have the first look at the 2018 Follow That Dream
(FTD) book release, 'Rebel With A Cause '56' with photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56. More information will follow as soon as we have it.
While many have speculated that the Follow That Dream (FTD) Collectors Label
might close after 20 years in 2019, Ernst Jorgensen has strongly denied this stating that FTD has plans to continue for the foreseeable future. FTD was started in 1999 with its first release containing material from the second dressing room rehearsal for the '68 Comeback Special. The biggest selling title though is The Jungle Room Sessions
In February 2018 Follow That Dream
(FTD) will publish the new book 'Rebel With A Cause '56' with photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56. More information will follow as soon as we have it.
Due for release from the Rock 'N' Roll Majesty import-label is the 4 CD longbox 'The 1972 Elvis Experience | Elvis: Live At The Las Vegas Hilton 1972 (4-CD Longbox)'. As with all Rock N Roll Majesty releases, this set contains copies of previously released concerts.
Amiga International will release, Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition CD | Book boxset, a long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD's, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances. Amiga International releases a long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD's, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.
The 13-inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with RARE AND UNPUBLISHED photographs and related memorabilia. When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that AMIGA International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected 'Elvis On Tour' film.