Every Elvis fan ... needs a 'Change of Habit' ...
August 15, 2015
FTD, Elvis Reviews, Elvis Book Reviews, Elvis Articles, By David Troedson
Stop, look, and listen ...
What really caught my eye was the type setting, beautiful, neat. So often is neglected, here we have text combined with photos that actually looks good while being interesting reading. BUT boy the print quality of the photos is where this book really goes the 'extra mile'.
I think it is fair to say that FTD clearly have set a new standard of quality production for Elvis books with this release. There was a time when Joe Tunzi's JAT Publishing ruled the kingdom with what were great releases, but then along came Erik Lorentzen with his excellent 'Elvis Files' books that delighted everyone, setting a new high for value, and good quality too. But this book surpasses these in terms of print quality, and you can't go past 400 pages of Elvis Presley in 1969.
I can unreservedly recommend this book to every Elvis fan.
If you're in old habits
Set in your old ways
Changes are a-comin'
For these are changing days
And if your head is in the sand
While things are goin' on
What you need, what you need,
What you need is a change of habit ...
Buy King Creole FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.