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Elvis Australia www.elvis.com.au has the latest Elvis Presley news, reviews, articles and interviews. 'Something for everybody', we have an Elvis SongDataBase, Elvis Presley biography, Elvis videos, Elvis photos. Available via our online Shop we have a huge selection of CDs, FTD Collectors Label CDs, DVDs, books and memorabilia. www.elvis.com.au has been online and 100% dedicated to Elvis Presley since 1996.

Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel

Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel by Thomas Melin. Per-Erik Hallin sang and played piano with Elvis Presley in 1973 and 1974 (when he was Voice's piano player).

From Elvis With Love CD

'From Elvis With Love' was originally released in September 1978 by RCA Records as a 2 record set. Now for the first time on CD, the original 'love' tracklist, but in rare and hard to find alternate versions.

The Elvis Presley Camden Collection Volume 1 and 2 CD Box Sets

The Elvis Presley Camden Collection Vol 1 and 2 are released as two separate 6 CD box sets. With these stunning new sets we are celebrating the unique Camden compilation albums, released in the UK between 1975 and 1986. Although a product of Pickwick International, licensed from RCA Records, these albums are lovingly referred to as 'Camdens', simply because of the catalogue numbers and the big capital letters 'CAMDEN' on the record and cassette labels. Despite often being dismissed by long terms fans when they were originally released, these albums were the first point of call for younger people getting into Elvis' music.  The budget prices, added to the eye-catching covers meant these were albums that found their way into many a home that had never owned an Elvis record. So, for many, there is a fondness for these releases. We hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane...with these Camden albums for the very first time on CD!

Elvis: Off-On Stage CD from FTD (Unreleased multi-track recordings)

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release at the end of may, Elvis: Off-On Stage in the 7" Classic Album format. This release includes unreleased multi-track recordings from February 1970. This is a great companion to the 'On Stage' Classic Album release from FTD.
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Elvis: 'The Reno Brothers' (Love Me Tender) Hardcover Book

For release shortly from Erik Lorentzen is the new mega Hardcover book, 'The Reno Brothers' about Elvis’ first movie, 'Love Me Tender'. This beautiful hardback book will contain many rare and unpublished photos and will be the ultimate book on 'Love Me Tender' with all the stories and, as always, countless mindblowing pictures.
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Elvis Presley: The Searcher on TV in Australia May 27

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' will debut on TV in Australia on Sunday on SBS May 27, 8:30pm-10:30pm followed by part two on Sunday June 3 8:30pm-10:30pm.
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Interview with Ann Ellington

On March 8, 1961, Elvis addressed the Tennessee State Legislature and accepted the title of 'Honorary Colonel'. During this time Ann Ellington, the daughter of Governor Buford Ellington met Elvis and even attended his recording session at Studio B on March 23 when he recorded 'Can't help Falling In Love'. Of Elvis Ann said, 'I think any female who had an opportunity to sit down and meet him, just even for five minutes, you find a love for him that words cannot describe'.

Elvis: 'The Last Movies' Double LP from FTD Vinyl

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release at the end of May the double LP 'The Last Movies'.
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Interview with Elvis Presley Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 30, 1957

Bob Chase WOWO Exclusive Interview with Elvis Presley Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 30, 1957.

How Tom Petty Became the Key to HBO's Elvis Presley Documentary

'What Tom did, perhaps more than anybody, was tell the story that we were trying to tell', said Landau, the longtime manager of Bruce Springsteen, who is also interviewed in 'The Searcher'. 'Tom started talking about the later part of Elvis' career, which is typically dealt with dismissively. He said, 'Yeah, but when you put all the craziness aside, there is still this incredible singer, surrounded by this incredible band'.

Released | Elvis: Omaha Nebraska '74 2 CD Soundboard Set

Follow That Dream have released the CD set Elvis: Omaha Nebraska '74 containing both shows on June 30, 1974, afternoon and evening show. Also on the way to us are more copies of the book, 'Rebel With A Cause'.
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The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977 Hardcover Book

After a wait of over two years, we are now close to the much-anticipated re-release of the JAT Publishing book The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977'. JAT recently have completed the work updating the book and it will go to the printers after the June release of the new book about 'Harum Scarum' featuring over 150 unreleased photos from the 1965 movie. With The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977' book, JAT found some newer images and documents and art boards. 'The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977' is an Elvis keepsake forever. This book is the perfect companion piece to the elaborate 'Elvis Sessions IV The Recorded Music of Elvis Aron Presley 1954-1977'. The Vinyl Artwork book contains most of the original photography for the albums, singles and extended plays released in Elvis Presley's lifetime. Many of the photos are the full gorgeous images as they were originally photographed with many never before seen in their entirety. Many of these photos are considered to be some of the greatest photography on Elvis Presley.
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Review | On Stage: February, 1970 FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album

Once again, with 'Elvis On Stage', the FTD team has taken material, which was seemingly thought by many fans to be nearly perfect when last released on the main RCA/Sony label as part of their 'Legacy Edition' series in 2010, and improved it yet again. The results are arguably one of the best 'Follow That Dream Classic Album' releases on the FTD label ever and quite possibly one of the best Elvis albums ever!!

Released | Elvis: 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings'

Memphis Recording Service have released the Limited Edition 5CD/200-page book 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And | Session Recordings'. 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.
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Rare Elvis Pictures Discovered

Elvis Presley's show at Empire Stadium on Aug. 31, 1957 is the stuff of legend. But photos of the gig are as rare as hen's teeth. So imagine Rob Frith's surprise when he recently got a call about some unknown Elvis photos from Empire Stadium. 'Look at this', he said this week, pointing to a photo of Elvis in full pelvis mode. 'That's just killer! It's the classic pose'. Indeed it is. The photo captures the early Elvis in all his rock 'n' roll glory, knees bent and wide apart, singin' and swingin' in his famous gold lame jacket.

Review | Our Memories Of Elvis 2-Disc Set from FTD

In 1979, RCA Records producer Joan Deary had an idea for a unique concept album. The idea was to release an album featuring Elvis' recordings stripped down to basics ... the 'Pure Elvis Sound'. Many fans had commented that Elvis' later recordings suffered from too much overdubbing or 'sweetening', often causing Elvis' vocal performances to be buried beneath lavish, often over-the-top orchestral productions. With these over-dubbed recordings in hand, Joan went back into the recording studio and the result ... 'Our Memories Of Elvis' was born. Unfortunately, the 'Our Memories Of Elvis' series has been long out of print. But now, thanks to the good folks at Follow That Dream (FTD) Records, Elvis' fans can stroll down memory lane once again with their release, 'Our Memories Of Elvis': Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

Elvis and Me mini-series 2 DVD Limited Edition

'Elvis and Me' is a mini-series based on Priscilla Presley's best-selling book of the same name. Starring Dale Midkiff as Elvis and Susan Walters as Priscilla, the movie stays true to what Priscilla wrote in conjunction with Sandra Harmon and was a ratings blockbuster when aired on TV over two nights in 1988. While this movie has never seen an official DVD release, we have now an 'escape' well worth catching ... This edition of 'Elvis and Me' is a Numbered, 500 copies only, Limited Edition 2 DVD set in 16.9 aspect ratio. This is the uncut 3-hour + Miniseries using 2 discs in order to provide the best quality possible (enough to allow upscaling to 16.9). Includes 2 Hours of excellent bonus documentary film plus 5 high-quality photos of Elvis Presley.

Interview with Thom Zimny director of 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

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.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher is the definitive movie about The King

Elvis Presley probably spent more time in front of a movie camera than any other rock star of his era. He made young rebel melodramas, breezy musical comedies, and concert films-and that's not even counting his hours and hours of appearances on TV variety shows. Yet there's never been an Elvis picture quite like HBO's two-part, three-and-a-half hour Elvis Presley: The Searcher. Ostensibly a documentary spin on author Peter Guralnick's comprehensive, analytical biographies 'Last Train To Memphis' and 'Careless Love', director Thom Zimny's film isn't about Elvis the icon so much as it's about Presley the person.

Elvis Presley's Elvis Country | 'He was on a different planet!'

When Elvis Presley entered the studio in June 1970, he did so as a man enjoying an unexpected third-act peak. The NBC TV special - the '68 Comeback - his record-breaking live return in Las Vegas, and a batch of sessions at Memphis' American Sound Studio resulting in the acclaimed From Elvis In Memphis album had successfully reinvigorated his career after a decade of artistic and commercial decline. Elvis arrived at RCA Studio B in Nashville wearing a flamboyant black cape and carrying a lion's head walking stick. His business, though, is to reconnect with the long-lost roots of his music; to create a remarkable album, Elvis Country. 'I was wondering', he says, 'if any of you guys would like to help me make a few phonograph records?'

Released | Elvis Presley: The King In The Ring RSD Vinyl

Sony Music have released the Elvis Presley, The King In The Ring is a 2LP set exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. This title is nearly sold out and will be in stock shortly. These record sets are Individually Numbered on Red opaque colored Vinyl for the first time. (Previously released as 'Tiger Man' on CD).
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Released | 'RCA Studio 1 | The New York Sessions' Record Store Day LP from MRS

Memphis Recording Service have released its 2018 for Record Store Day LP 'RCA Studio 1 | The New York Sessions' and this title is nearly sold out. in stock shortly. The LIMITED EDITION 180 gram vinyl contains the complete New York masters plus outtake session recordings. Bonus 4 Page pullout inside.
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Soul-Music Legend David Porter Talks About Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Memphis soul-music legend David Porter, the co-author of such classic hits as 'Hold On! I'm Coming' and 'Soul Man', recently took time to offer his thoughts on Elvis.

Elvis Harum Scarum: The Book

Next up from JAT Publishing is a new book about 'Harum Scarum' featuring over 150 unreleased photos from the 1965 movie. From the recording sessions, to the backlot, straight to the filming. Presented in colour and B&W, celebrating 30 years of JAT Publishing, as Elvis brings the big beat to Baghdad. As a bonus there is an extra chapter on 'Behind The Scenes of Girl Happy'. Following this will be (finally) the re-release of The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977 Hardcover Book.
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Elvis: Omaha Nebraska '74 2 CD Soundboard Set from FTD

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.
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New And Digitally Upgraded High Definition DVD Releases For Elvis Presley

On May 25, SOFA Entertainment/UMe will release newly upgraded from standard definition (720x480, 4x3) to high definition video (1920x1080, 16x9) and digitally enhanced for image clarity and stabilization releases of three Elvis Presley DVD Collections showcasing Elvis' classic performances and fascinating insights about the icon's life and career. The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis (2 DVD) | Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Performances (1 DVD) | Elvis: The Great Performances (2 DVD).
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Interview with session guitar player Chip Young

Chip Young: RCA Studio B. I was blown away getting to work with Elvis. Then the next thing we did was a movie soundtrack out in L.A. We went to MGM or Universal, I've forgotten which one it was now. I remember I was driving the car with all the musicians with me. It's a movie lot, so all the buildings are really close together. I swerved around the corner and Rock Hudson stepped out of one of the doorways and jumped back in. I almost hit him. Scared me to death!

Released | Elvis Presley: The Searcher

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.
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Elvis: 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' 5 CD Boxset

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.
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Stopped By Security But Elvis Said Let Her Through

Martha Carr wanted to meet Elvis Presley. So she and a few friends from Jackson traveled to Memphis on Jan. 18, 1971, to the Jaycees' 10 Outstanding Young Men of America ceremony - now known as the 10 Outstanding  Young Americans. Elvis was the final recipient that evening at the old Ellis Auditorium. 'Of course, every woman was trying to get to Elvis', Carr says. 'But security would stop them and send them back. It looked like I wasn't going to meet Elvis, after all. 'But my friends kept urging me, 'Go on, Martha. Go see Elvis'. We were only about 40 feet from him. So I finally walked over toward him'. She was stopped by security, only to have Elvis step in: 'Let her come on', he said.