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For Elvis Fans Only : Elvis Presley Shop : Re:Version

Following our redevelopment of elvis.com.au we are delighted to announce the launch of our new online shop. This new shop is designed to be ultra user friendly, and importantly easy to checkout. But there is so much more!!! Here are the highlights of what the store offers you in functionality.
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Elvis Australia Re: Version

Unless this is your first visit today, you will have already noticed we have a totally new website design. While we think you will agree it looks great, we can tell you that it is not just a pretty face. For sometime we have wanted to present to you some very important improvements, and in this we have something for everybody. First up we took the advice of those that have told us to 'de-clutter'. We hope you will agree that we have achieved this, however we have designed this change while still giving you easy and quick access to all the popular sections on our website(s) via the intelligent menu systems in the left column and/or at the top of the page, keeping everything just a click away.
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Review : No matter where you listen, Elvis By Request captivates

Yesterday, [August 25] Sony Music Australia's Elvis By Request: The Australian Fan Edition arrived here - so I thought I'd take a few moments to present a brief review. Worldwide, but with a special emphasis on Australia, fans were able to select from over 800 Elvis performances in online voting earlier this year. The ranked results of that voting determined the contents of 'Elvis By Request', 40 songs spread over two CDs.

Elvis By Request : Equal Highest Debut on Record

Checking on chart statistics we can tell you that Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD is only the second Elvis Presley album since records were reasonably kept [From 1965] to debut at No. 4 in Australia. The other album being Elvis : 2nd To None in 2003, however that album had the benefit of the Rubberneckin' remix single [A No. 3 chart hit] as promotion and also being the follow up to the previous year's ultra-smash hit album, ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits. And it is ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits that holds the record with a No. 1 debut and then four weeks in total at No. 1, and with 60 weeks on the charts. Elvis : 2nd To None was on the chart for 16 weeks and has Gold award sales status. But again, not to be out done, ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits is 2 x Platinum. While it is very hard to achieve Gold status today, we do hope that Elvis By Request can achieve this.

Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD debuts at No. 4

The Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD has debuted at No. 4 on the Australian ARIA Album Charts. This is the equal highest chart position of any release since ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits [2002] 10 years ago. Three albums, Elvis : 2nd To None [2003], Elvis : The King [2007] and The Romantic [1994] reached No. 4 however not on debut. From The Heart peaked at No. 5 in 1992 and 'Presley : All Time Greatest Hits' No. 7 the previous year. Elvis Presley : 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 debuted at No. 9 in January 2010. The 'Elvis By Request' album contains the 40 favourite Elvis songs as voted for by his Australian fans. To debut at No. 4 is a most remarkable achievement particularly at this time of year. While the album has benefited from some very clever marketing from Sony Music, all the promotion in the world won't sell a turkey, so clearly the concept has appealed as we expected it would. So with a great concept, title, cover art, fan picked track listing and the massive media coverage of the release we have Elvis riding high on the charts once more.

Details : Promotion for : Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD

As we told you last week there would be a huge unprecedented promotion for the 'Elvis By Request' CD. With the release of the album containing the 40 favourite Elvis songs as voted for by 5000 of his Australian fans, Sony Music Australia came up with a very clever and unique way to attract attention and to the release and at the same time to promote Elvis Presley in general. When every song has been remastered, remixed and reissued to mark each Elvis Presley anniversary over the past three decades, it requires a hefty flex of marketing muscle to move more records. So 35 years after the death of the King of rock 'n' roll, it seemed a good idea to introduce one icon to another, a Sydney Harbour Bridge top Elvis tribute as covered by the Channel Seven 'Sunrise' program from 7:30am to 9am with live crosses to the reporter and assembled fans on the bridge every half hour where the album was mentioned, and promoted, then this was followed by more via the 'Morning Show'. Read the full details and  Elvis Presley Video View videos.

View the Television Commercial for the Elvis : By Request CD

View Sony Music Australia's television commercial for the Elvis : By Request CD.

Tracklisting : Elvis By Request : The Australian Fan Edition CD

In June 2012 and over 3 weeks over 5000 Australian fans logged onto www.elvisbyrequest.com.au and voted for their favourite Elvis Presley songs. The votes have been tallied, the CDs manufactured and fans will be able to pick up their copy of Elvis By Request from Thursday, 16th August.

Huge Promotion for : Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD : August 16

We are now one week away from the August 16 release of the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD and Sony Music Australia has organized a huge promotion for the release. Be watching the channel 7 'Sunrise' program next Thursday morning, August 16, from 7:30am for what will be the biggest promotion for an Elvis CD release ever and which should make headlines around the world. If you miss it, check this website later in the day for video coverage, and/or the evening TV news. 'Elvis By Request' is as the title suggests a compilation of Elvis' most popular songs as voted for by his Australian fans online between June 4 and July 13, 2012. Fans were able to select their choice from a list containing over 800 Elvis Presley recordings.

Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD

Australia Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD + Exclusive Fan Edition Poster : * This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favourite Elvis track from a listing of every master track. This will then turn into a release to mark the 35th Anniversary since Elvis' passing. The voting promotion is from Monday June 4 until Friday July 13 and then from this Sony will get the album track listing for the album. Pre-order the CD online before July 13 for your name to be included with other Australian fans on an exclusive fan edition poster. [To be sent with your CD.] Fans outside Australia may order the CD however only residents of Australia can have their name on, and receive this exclusive poster.

CD Review: Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : The Sunday Tasmanian

The Mercury newspapers Sunday Edition The Sunday Tasmanian, has run a CD review of the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 on Sunday February 7, 2010. The review by Jarrad Bevan, titled, 'When Elvis Ruled Our Charts' takes up half a page and is in the eGuide Music section on page 22. The CD is rated 4 stars out of 5. 'Listening to these CDs, it's obvious why he was such a huge success and is still adored. Elvis's sound was a blueprint for what would come later, built on a base of Delta blues and hip-shaking gospel. Elvis changed everything: sex, politics and especially music'. Jarrad BevanRead the Review.
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CD Review: Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : Courier Mail Brisbane

Review of Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set by Bruce McMahon of The Courier Mail Newspaper Brisbane, January 30, 2010. The album receives a four star rating (out of five). 
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Elvis scores a Top 10 debut - Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Debuts at No. 9

Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 has this week debuted within the Top Ten on the Australian albums chart - at No.9. Thus making the Top Ten Hits album a Top Ten Hit! Elvis' last Top 10 debut album was '2nd to None' which debuted and peaked at No.4 on October 13, 2003, although his last Top Ten album was 'The King' which peaked at No.4 on August 20, 2007 after a debut at No.22 the previous week.

109,608 Elvis Fans Visit Australia to Celebrate the 75th Anniversay of the Birth of Elvis Presley

Huge 1000% increase on Website Traffic for January 8, 2010
109,608 Elvis fans visited Australia, online, on January 8, 9, 10, 2010 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the King Of Rock 'N' Roll. With the huge increase in visitor traffic Elvis Australia has recorded an all time high number of 'unique' visitors for the a month with over 380,000 people visiting our website. Normal monthly traffic is between 240,000 to 300,000 unique visitors per month, over 3 Million Elvis Fans per year.
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CD Review: Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 : Daily Telegraph Sydney

Kathy McCabe of Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper has reviewed the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set naming it the album of the week. Read the review.
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Released: Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

Sony Music Entertainment have released the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set in Australia today to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday. This double CD set is the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation. Together with the 50 hit songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles chart. While disc one includes many of the familiar hits, disc two features not only the well known hit songs, but also many that are unique to Australia. Below you can view the TV ad that will run from Wednesday January 6 on channels 7, 9, 10. Elvis Presley Video Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 Pop Up Window (00:30) Direct link
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Elvis a Hit with the Herald Sun Melbourne

Australia's No.1 selling newspaper, Melbourne's Herald Sun has an article today about the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD in it's 'Hit' secton, page 50. The article which takes up most of the page is based on an interview with Elvis Australia's David Troedson. You can read this here.

Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

Elvis Presley Video Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 (00:30)
Above you can view Sony Music's TV ad for the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set to be released on January 8, 2010. The ad will run from Wednesday January 6 on channels 7, 9, 10.

A Mini (Pre Release Review) Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

I have just been listening to two CDR copies (Disc 1 and 2), made directly from the Sony master for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977, and they sound fantastic. Not just the songs themselves, not just the quality, but to hear each track in the order that they charted, and then getting into the 60s all of a sudden a 50s recording comes on and it's just magic!!! Read more about this historic release.

Sony Music to Release : Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977: January 8, 2010

Sony Music Entertainment will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday in style with the release of Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 in Australia on January 8, 2010. This double CD set is the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation. Together with the 50 hit songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles charts.
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Elvis Australia and Elvis Presley 1957

View a photo of Elvis from Memphis Sept 20, 1957 WKNO-TV 'Safety Hit Parade' with a world globe behind showing Australia. Then isten to Elvis greet his Australian fans.
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Elvis Australia Re: Version

Welcome to a brand new look for www.elvis.com.au . This is the first change of design in many years. We believe you will find it simpler, quicker and easier to use. For this occasion we have searched and located the earliest known back up snap shot of the front page of the site from December 6, 1998.
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