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In concert, Elvis talks about how Lisa calls him Alvis.
The deluxe box set of 'If I Can Dream' contains a beautiful 17 track double vinyl LP, a poster, a 12' size booklet, and last but not least, a 17 track CD, yes both the CD and the double vinyl record have an extra three bonus tracks, 'What Now My Love, 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Anything That's Part of You'. And all in a nice box! The regular version of the CD includes 14 tracks in the UK, as per the US and Australian versions ...
So what do we think of the three extra tracks? In this new review we use a selection of the feedback we have received. We have scooped up the last remaining ORIGINAL PRESSING and they are on the way to us NOW.
Listen as Roy Orbison talks with Glen A. Baker about Elvis Presley and 'Only The Lonely' (1980).
On January 24, 1969 after completing the first recording sessions at American Studios, Elvis takes a winter holiday to Aspen Colarado with Priscilla and Lisa Marie returning for more recording on the 17th.
Touching on all of the styles that shaped the one and only King – pop, R&B, country, gospel, and of course, rock and roll – Elvis at Stax chronicles some of his last truly great studio sessions. As such, it's another essential release as part of Legacy's streamlining and repackaging of his vast musical catalogue. When push came to shove, nobody took care of business quite like Elvis Presley.
B.B. King knew 'the definitive truth about Elvis Presley and racism'. 'Let me tell you the definitive truth about Elvis Presley and racism', The King of the Blues, B.B. King said in 2010. 'With Elvis, there was not a single drop of racism in that man. And when I say that, believe me I should know'.
Recently the seventh volume was published in the famous book series 'The Elvis Files
' by Erik Lorentzen. More than 1000 pictures are inside the latest release, with some unpublished.
Elvis Presley in Concert Honolulu, Hawaii November 18, 1972 (2:30 pm Show).
Everyone has a favorite Elvis movie. There are the obvious choices Blue Hawaii and GI Blues, Jailhouse Rock, and Love Me Tender that made Elvis' career in films. In this nice six film collection (Released in 2007) from Warner Brothers, there are some of the Elvis movies that don't always get shown during Elvis tribute times, but are special to many people.
There is nothing like an Elvis movie to make viewers nostalgic. You may not have lived it, but with Elvis as the star, you certainly feel a part of the action. Anyone up for 'doing the clam?'
On January 4, 1976, on the spur of the moment Elvis decided to fly to Vail, Colorado for a vacation. During this time, Elvis purchased and gave as gifts several Cadillacs. In reporting the story of Elvis generosity to his police friends it is said that Denver television newsman Don Kinney
joked on air that he'd like a car, too ('Elvis, if you're watching - I wouldn't mind getting a car too') and that Elvis buys him a Seville. In the following, Don Kinney contradicts this and tells his story.
Keith Richards can be a bit hard to listen too, but it is Keith Richards talks about Elvis Presley after all! Watch and listen as Keith talks about Elvis Presley.
Ben Keough carries the very dominant Elvis Presley gene inheriting the famous pout and baby blues eyes that his mother Lisa Marie also dons.The resemblance is spooky to say the least, because given the year, if Ben Keough would dye his locks jet black he would be identical to his late grandpa, Elvis Presley.
What is an Elvis Presley? by Eddie Condon. Cosmopolitan, December 1956.
Elvis Presley's Grandfather, Jessie D. McDowell (J.D.) Presley was born on April 9, 1896. We tell his story in great detail and with compassion, and include audio of his two songs he recorded in 1958. For the first time we name Elvis' great-grandfather on his father side and publish a photo of Elvis' great grand-mother, Rosella. Includes video, of Elvis' Grandfather Jesse D. Presley with his wife, Vera, on CBS TV in 1958 discussing his new record, his singing debut and hopes of becoming a success. Plus audio of the two songs he recorded, and released on record!!
, star of the upcoming Starz series 'The Girlfriend Experience' and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley
, was captivated by her mother's magical closet growing up.
Elvis Presley, Linda Thompson, Jeanne LeMay, Lisa Marie | August 2 1974
Joe Moscheo a member of the gospel group 'The Imperials' passed away
in Nashville on Monday night. Joe Moscheo was a member of the gospel group 'The Imperials' that sang with Elvis from 1969-1971.
Like most children of the 1950s, David Bowie considered Elvis a mythic figure. The pair, who would go on to share a record label, RCA, in the 1970s, also happened to be born on the same day. In an interview with Q in 1997 Bowie said of the date: 'I couldn't believe it', he was a major hero of mine. And I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something'. And
his 69th birthday, and the musical 'Lazarus' - has led back to Elvis. On this week's New York Times Popcast, the philosopher Simon Critchley, whose book 'Bowie' was released in 2014, points to the rare Elvis song 'Black Star', an alternate version of 'Flaming Star' from the 1960 Western of the same name.
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.
Watch this great video made by a fan, totally professional and mixes old and new so well.
The plot for the 'Elvis and Nixon' movie has been revealed with the release of the first trailer - and it is a COMEDY. The movie starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon is scheduled for release in April 2016 and it looks like it will be a fun comedy.
As it turns out, the movie is NOT about Elvis' visit to the White House' meeting President Richard Nixon in the Oval office on December 21, 1970, instead it is BASED on it, taking one fact and making a NON serious movie - well in fact it is clearly a very amusing comedy!!! View the trailer.
Elvis: Power At The Box Office, by Bob Rolontz, Music Business, November 21, 1964.
'They' say 'don't judge a book by its cover, but you can with King Creole Frame by Frame
, it is a fine book and an equally fine start to the FTD
, 'Elvis In Hollywood
' book series. This release offers anyone interested in the movie a fantastic photographic and written word account. The book is hardcover, it well researched and well presented - and as the fantastic glossy cover indicates - the book is high quality throughout. The work of true Elvis fans, Erik Lorentzen
and Pål Granlund
and published by the Elvis Follow That Dream Collectors Label
I never quite know what to make of Stay Away, Joe
. The first time I tried to watch the movie as a teenager in the early 1990s, I couldn't get past the non-stop party scene near the beginning. The whole thing just seemed so unbearable. Yet, over the years, I have come to love most of the five songs Elvis recorded for this film. While Elvis performed many country songs in his career, he rarely delved into 'outdoor' country songs that celebrate nature like Stay Away
(Greensleeves) and Goin' Home
do. Elvis infuses a passion into these numbers that makes them stronger than the lyrics might otherwise suggest. All I Needed Was The Rain
is much the same, but this time with Elvis making the most of an otherwise lesser blues number. The rollicking Stay Away, Joe
is a song that had to grow on me. Somewhere, I've seen it accurately described as a 'campfire song'. Taken in that spirit, Stay Away, Joe
is just as much fun as it needs to be.
On September 4,1972 the UK Elvis Presley fan club flocked to Las Vegas to catch a glimpse of their hero -- and were NOT disappointed! 'Destination USA
' FTD 2-CD documents Elvis' Las Vegas 1972 summer season - and for many fans it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the King ...
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.
In 1966 Elvis asked Jerry Schilling if it would be alright with me if he bought a horse for hid girlfriend, Sandy Kawelo because he wanted to buy one for Priscilla, and wanted her to have someone to ride with. Knowing Elvis as he did, Jerry suspected the gifts would set the stage for Elvis to get back in the saddle himself. 'He had had a horse run away with him in one of his early films and he was uncertain about getting back on a horse. Jerry remembers horse shopping with Elvis ...
James Brown and Elvis Presley were good friends and admired each others talents. James Brown said of Elvis: 'I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him ... I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There'll never be another like that soul brother'. James did get to spend quite a bit of time at Graceland
Elvis Presley was a Cadillac man and everybody knew it.
His taste in cars was especially well-known in his hometown, where folks believed that if you were in the right place at the right time he might suddenly appear out of nowhere and give you the car of your dreams, because that was one of the splendid things about him: He got a kick out of giving away automobiles.
wrote the song, It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'
early in 1962 inspired by the terminal illness of his father. He recorded the song himself and it became one of his biggest hits, reaching # 3 in the US pop chart and becoming the first of his records to make the country music charts, where it peaked at # 4. It earned him his first Grammy nomination, for Best Country & Western Recording, and was later recorded by over 100 performers including Elvis Presley in 1969 at his legendary American Sound Studios Sessions
Who The Hell Is Elvis Presley? By Leonard Bennett. Cabaret, August 1956.
Previously unheard nuances are present throughout disc one and two and it's all been given an illustrious sonic sheen. It's all wrapped in a delicious box set with rare photos (including: Elvis driving his white Blackhawk Stutz; Elvis and Linda Thompson driving golf buggy at Graceland, 1974; and various colourful 45 rpm single sleeves and covers for 'Raised On Rock', 'Promised Land', 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby' etc. It's an interesting booklet and with comprehensive liner notes). All things considered, ELVIS AT STAX is chockfull of gems - a veritable treasure-trove of his, utmost personal recordings, and totally essential.
The movie 'Elvis and Nixon' starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon is scheduled for release in April 2016. The movie is directed by Liza Johnson. The movie is about Elvis' visit to the White House' meeting President Richard Nixon in the Oval office on December 21, 1970
. Elvis wanted to be a federal agent and to assist in the battle against drugs. The movie 'Elvis & Nixon' shows what happened during this intimate moment in the Oval Office. The premiere in America is scheduled for April 15, 2016. Let us hope it is a much better movie than the In 1997 outing.
The 'Million Dollar Quartet' is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash (According to Cash) and made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. An article about the session was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar under the title 'Million Dollar Quartet'.
Carl Perkins, who by this time had already met success with 'Blue Suede Shoes
', had come into the studios that day, accompanied by his brothers Clayton and Jay and by drummer W.S. Holland, their aim being to record some new material, at at his fathers suggestion began working on a revamped version of an old blues song, 'Matchbox'.
Elvis Presley never got the chance to sing in front of a symphony orchestra. But decades after his death, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra got the chance to play behind him. Priscilla Presley worked with producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick to combine some of Elvis' classic vocal performances with a big, lush sound. Plus, they invited special guests to join - Duane Eddy, Il Volo and Michael Buble, who sang a duet with Elvis. Anthony DeCurtis hosts this one-hour special that chronicles how the project came about through interviews with Priscilla, Don, Nick and Michael, and it features a lot of music.
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
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'.
'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
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.
'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 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.
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.
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'.