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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.

Elvis: Soundtrack Sessions CD

Elvis One presents Elvis: Soundtrack Sessions CD contains 22 tracks, with 11 tracks previously unavailable through Elvis record company. All tracks in the best possible sound quality!
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Elvis: 'Pure & Simple' Volume 2 CD

Elvis One presents volume 2 of 'Pure & Simple' - Elvis without backing vocals & overdubs, the pure sound of Elvis Presley. Original masters but also some alternate versions were used for this release. In most of the studio sessions the backing musicians were there with Elvis and Elvis was singing along with them – yet here these vocals are faded out if they were present.
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'Harum Scarum' 3 CD Boxset

Victrola label is proud to present 'Avventura In Oriente' an ultimate release of Elvis' 'Harum Scarum' movie soundtrack material. What makes this new release so special? Most of it has been released before, but never before in such pristine quality! The outtakes come from a direct copy of a DAT cassette that was made on November 1989 in New York City. It was a surprise to discover masters that we had not heard in the way before. On this DAT copy there were also other outtakes from other studio sessions. Most of these outtakes have been released before but never before have they been heard in stereo. The special feature of the Harum Scarum sessions is that the songs were recorded with two drummers that can also be heard simultaneously, this is clearly audible in the sessions. As this release deals with the year 1965, some other songs are included on this release as a bonus.

Elvis: I'm Saved DVD

I'm Saved The year is 1968. After several years of making movies without personal appearances things are about to change. This new release is purely fictional and presents Elvis Presley's Comeback Special in a totally different way; Elvis is hosting his own TV Special and tells his side of the story. Elvis talks about his career, first record and Hollywood. His personal life, tragedies, future plans and God, giving you an intimate look at his life and career in a way only he can. Including rare footage and home movies, original clips from the movies, and some cool vintage commercials from 1968! (Yes, the Big Mac also has its 50th anniversary!) Presented in 'True' widescreen for the first time! Not stretching out Elvis body or face, but all shots individually repaired for the best result!

Elvis '68 Comeback Special' Special 2 x Blu-ray 5 x CD Boxset

Sony Music will release a 50th Anniversary 2 Blu-ray 5 CD Boxset of the '68 Comeback Special' in November. This definitive box-set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV special that helped Elvis Presley reclaim the title of 'The King Of Rock and Roll'. The original special included spirited 'sit-down' performances with Elvis and original band members Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana plus then-new material, including the classic 'If I Can Dream'. The 5CD/2Blu-Ray box set offers all previously released audiovisual material from the special including rare outtakes, plus deluxe book with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making.

Glen Campbell 'Sings For The King' On Rare Recordings For Elvis Presley

Glen Campbell Sings For The King features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made for Elvis between 1964 and 1968. The CD features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made between 1964 and 1968 for Elvis Presley.
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Celeste Yarnall has Died at 74

Celeste Yarnall, who appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little, had a memorable turn on Star Trek and donned a loincloth to play 'the original flower child' in the jungle-set cult classic Eve, has died last Sunday at her home in Westlake Village, California. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2014 and turned to a crowdsourcing site to help pay her medical expenses. She was 74.

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali

On February 14, 1973 Elvis presented Muhammad Ali with an 'Elvis Style' robe emblazoned with the words, 'People's Choice' on the back in rhinestones and jewels. The wording was a mistake as Ali was known as the 'The Peoples Champion'. Elvis was very upset about this but it too late. Ali thanked Elvis for the robe then went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center for his fight that night against Joe Bugner where he wore Elvis' robe for the first time. Often the story is told he did not wear it this night, but he sure did, and he won the fight too! Sammy Davis Jr was ringside for the fight and bought into the ring post fight by Ali.

Elvis Presley and Karate

Elvis was first exposed to Karate in 1958 after he was drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany. His first instructor was a German shotokan stylist named Juergen Seydel who taught Elvis at his off-base housing in Nauheim until 1958. One nice thing about the military was that you got thirty days of paid vacation (leave) each year. During his vacation in Paris he would take private lessons with Tetsugio Murakami, one of Japan's top shotokan stylists, who would help pioneer shotokan in Europe. On one occasion he spent nine straight days studying for several hours each day with Murakami.

Released | 'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 Hardcover Book

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 has been released and our order is on the way to us. This large format (3 kg / 6.6 pounds) hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen and Keith Alverson contains more than 1,200 photos from 1976 and 1977 with more than 1,000 never published, or even seen, before.
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'Elvis June '75' 4 CD Set

'Elvis June '75' is a new soundboard recorded 4 CD set from The Rock N Roll Majesty label.

From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book | 750 Copies Only

The 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' book is being printed right now and will be available for shipping in about 3 weeks. Demand is high so please get your order in as soon as possible before it is sold out. The book is limited to 750 copies and there will definitely be no reprint.

Raquel Welch talks Elvis, Sex, and Heartbreak Hotel

Raquel Welch : I first saw Elvis Presley in concert in 1956, when I was 15 years old. He played the San Diego Arena in the spring, and my family lived in nearby La Jolla.Heartbreak Hotel was already a radio hit, and I couldn't get enough of it. Hearing that song was a real turning point for me as a teenager. When I saw him in action, he was mesmerizing. I screamed myself silly ... 'This must be what sex is all about' ... How a 'smoldering' 1956 performance by Elvis hypnotized a budding sex symbol ...

Elvis Presley | The Searcher on DVD & Blu-ray

Elvis Presley | The Searcher will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD (deluxe digibook presentation) in Australia in October. 'The Searcher' is a 2-part, 3 hour HBO documentary on Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and follows his musical journey from his childhood to his final recording session in 1976. Featuring over 20 new interviews with Priscilla PresleyTom PettyBruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, his former band members and childhood friends. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to Graceland and hours of unseen archival video footage and unreleased recordings.
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Elvis 1967 CD (including 22 previously unreleased outtakes)

'Elvis 1967' contains 23 tracks, including 22 outtakes previously unreleased by Elvis' record company; Also 3 official previously unreleased binaural recordings; and more! This release is another in 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis ONE. As a bonus we've included all five radio spot announcements for the movie 'Clambake'. Only announcement #2 was available before on the Elvis Anthology CD from the Elvis One label. The booklet is of course complete with recording information and some rare photos!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo!

Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo! is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis One - Including all the original album/single masters in stereo from the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era plus some additional alternate versions! No fake stereo or electronic stereo but just as recorded in 1956 and 1957. For the first time together on one great new album and in the best possible sound!

Review | Elvis: That's The Way It Is FTD 2 CD Special Edition

Though That's The Way It Is eventually became my favorite album, it had to grow on me over the years. Though often overlooked, That's The Way It Is contains some of the best songs and performances of his entire career ... this 2008 re-issue turns out to be a must-have for serious fans ... This is the definitive look at the That's The Way It Is portions of the June 1970 Nashville sessions. Plus, this edition pulls everything together in one nice package. It has improved sound quality on a number of the previously released alternate tracks. 
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How Elvis Presley's Death Led to the Birth of Modern Entertainment Journalism

The most trusted man in America, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, happened to be off, and Roger Mudd was sitting in. The newscast's 'fish bowl' - the key group of senior producers - had decided to lead with a story about the proposed Panama Canal treaty. While the program was being prepped, the wires exploded with news that Elvis Presley had died. ABC and NBC led with the death and ran special broadcasts after their late local news. CBS producers decided to include it, but only later in the broadcast.
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'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' Deluxe 3 CD Longbox

VIK known for their release 'Greetings From Germany' is proud to present 'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' containing 3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim. This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material & notes from the files of Rex Mansfield. An awesome collection! This is exactly how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes throughout the tape. These tapes 'UNCUT' is how real collectors need to have it in their collection. This 3 CD set will be released in a deluxe fold-out longbox.

From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book

When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the 'Bootleg Bible'. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums. So … it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition titled 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, we decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation.

The Bad Nauheim Tapes | Part 1 & Part 2 CDs

These days, it's almost a miracle when something new turns up, especially when it's from Elvis' finest years. Two hours' worth of homerecordings from 1959 sounds too good to be true, and yet here with Elvis: 'The Bad Nauheim Tapes' | Part 1 & Part 2 CDs it is. These remarkable recordings were made while Elvis lived in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Listening to these recordings, it's clear that he is having a good time with his pals, but the keen listener will also note that he is mapping out his musical future. Gospel music was always his first love, so naturally that's well represented here. Most notable are several stabs at 'He Knows Just What I Need', and it's not unlikely that the idea to record it at some point was born here. Same with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', a song that would be a million seller for him one year later.

Elvis Presley in Every Language

Music – especially the music of Elvis Presley – is the universal language. No matter where you go in the world, everyone knows the word 'Elvis'. They also know his movies and music, even if English isn't their first language. And as Elvis fans, we all know the iconic images of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, including the posters for his movies like 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Blue Hawaii'. Those movies had to be marketed to international fans, too – and that's where we get these amazing international movie posters. These colorful collectors items offer a different look at Elvis movies. Take a look at a few of these cool international movie posters below.

Elvis: Summer Festival Spliced Takes' CD

The Elvis 'Spiced Takes' series continues with 'Elvis Summer Festival' containing some very rare tracks from the 'That's the Way It Is' era... This time some amazing splices were made from some of the rehearsals for the actual movie, since they were for rehearsal purposes the actual listening pleasure is missing in some way, because of the many breaks and repeating parts... until now..... Next to the rehearsals, excellent studio splices are also included as well as a great live version of 'Just Pretend' with reprise!

Comeback '68 | The Story Of The Elvis Special Book by Steve Binder

Comeback '68 | The Story Of The Elvis Special is an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/producer Steve Binder. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis' controlling manager Colonel Parker, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis' trust. With a foreword by Priscilla Presley, this 180-page commemorative volume is a must-have for Elvis fans.

Review | The Jungle Room Sessions FTD CD

'The Jungle Room Sessions', the 4th volume from the Follow That Dream label. And let it be said loud and clear from the start, that it was indeed worth the wait as this is a magnificent album and by far the best Follow That Dream release so far. The album contains all the songs recorded by Elvis in his final two studio recording sessions, which took place in the so called Jungle Room at Graceland (hence the title) on February 2-7 and on October 29-30, 1976, which were originally released on the albums From Elvis Presley Boulevard and Moody Blue. Sixteen complete songs plus one instrumental track plus a little, or perhaps more like a very big surprise! Of the sixteen complete tracks, thirteen are previously unreleased, alternate takes, and as such without overdubs, which in this case makes a very big difference.

A New Light On Colonel Tom Parker | Part III

Parker was wrong in advising Elvis against the role in 'A Star Is Born' | If it really were the Colonel who talked Elvis out of accepting Streisand's offer, he would have been absolutely right to do so, in every respect. To list the numerous reasons for that would go beyond the scope and provide enough material for a separate article on that subject only. So, let's cut a long story short: Whoever believes Elvis should have done this movie, may please watch it (it's available on DVD). The role was magnificent for Kris Kristofferson, but for Elvis it would have been a disaster.
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Elvis: 'What Now My Love' 2 CD Set in 5 inch digipack from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of 'What Now My Love', released as a 5 inch digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from his legendary Vegas shows in August 1972 at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas. 'What Now My Love' consist of the midnight shows on August 11 and 12. Between Madison Square Garden and Aloha From Hawaii, the Elvis Presley Show was at its peak! Elvis is in top form with both new and old songs in his repertoire, and especially with the addition of 3 great new songs, 'What Now My Love', 'Fever' and 'My Way'.  In an effort to find the right style for each arrangement, Elvis totally commits himself to each performance. The opening lines of 'What Now My Love' will send thrills down your spine!

Elvis: Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 | 2 LP Vinyl Record Set from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis - Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2' limited edition 2 LP Record Set. The album contains excellent binaural outtakes of 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Treat Me Nice', Baby I Don't Care' and others. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
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Elvis Presley: 'The Perfect 1' CD | Elvis' 40 Greatest (Take) One's

We'd like to present to you Elvis Presley 'The Perfect (Take) 1' CD, a 2 CD collection containing Elvis' first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to disappear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6-panel double disc digipack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy 'The Perfect 1'.

Elvis: 'Unedited Masters Life' CD

After a short break 'Venus Productions; continues their very successful series Unedited Masters Once again, we managed to present you unreleased-/unedited-/alternate tracks. All tracks are digitally transferred from the ORIGINAL studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you'll ever gonna get. Highlights of this release are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of LIFE. Get ready for some great surprises!