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Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis Hardcover Book

Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis Hardcover Book will be released August 1. Larger-than-life in talent, Elvis Presley was also legendarily charismatic, a man who left a deep and lasting impression on every person who knew him. Blue Suede Shoes is an all-access pass to the personal world of Elvis Presley, an intimate look at the culture he created and the legacy he left behind. From photographer Thom Gilbert comes this unique visual history, an interplay of photographs and stories that reveal the private Elvis.
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'Elvis: The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives' Hardcover Book

'Elvis: The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives' is a remarkable illustrated biography marking the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death - and tells his story as never before. For release August 22. Take a journey through the Graceland archives and get an inside, close-up look at the King of Rock and Roll. Featuring insightful text from a respected music journalist who has written extensively on Presley, this authorized book recounts every aspect of his history: Elvis' closest relationships, his hit albums, his successful movie career, and his lasting legacy. More than 150 color and black-and-white photographs capture Elvis with friends and family, and show personal items, including his jewelry, guitars, clothing, vehicles, letters, and publicity material.
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Elvis Presley: 'Riding The Rainbow 1961 (part III)' Electric Blue vinyl LP

Elvis Presley: 'Riding The Rainbow 1961 (part III)' 180 gram Electric Blue vinyl LP is a limited edition of just 150 NUMBERED copies.
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Released: 'Strictly Elvis': 1973-1974-1975: Through The Lens Of Keith Alverson

The 'Strictly Elvis' hardcover book from Erik Lorentzen, ('The Elvis Files', 'Elvis In Toronto') has been released and our order is on the way to us. This release in collaboration with photographer Keith Alverson contains about 1400 photographs from the period 1973-1975.
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First Listen: Elvis Presley, 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings'

Think of the 'A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' three-disc set as The Rise of Elvis Presley: The Granular Detail Version. The fabled personal recordings young Presley paid Sun Records $3.98 to make are here. The very early singles are all represented as well – and they've been put through a magical audio scrubber and buffed to diamond clarity. The set includes every available studio outtake, and some choice banter between takes. Naturally there are live performances, among them a rousing (and previously unissued) 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget' from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride radio broadcast.
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Jack Lord's Special Memory of Elvis

Elvis Presley had the ability to touch others' lives as few human beings ever could. Just as people were magnetically drawn to him, so too, he had an almost fan-like devotion to those he admired. Among that group was Hawaii 5-0's Jack Lord and his wife, Marie.
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'An Evening With' Priscilla Presley Australia

Following the tremendous success of the 'The Wonder Of You' Tour, RCM touring are very excited to announce they will be bringing Priscilla Presley to Australia in November of this year for an intimate 'An Evening With' conversation event. The nights will be titled Elvis and Me and will provide fans with rare insight into Priscilla's life with ElvisSign up now for first access at tickets at www.priscillapresleylive.com.au

Elvis: 'Texas Tornado' 4 CD Set

To be released soon is a 4 CD set with 4 shows from Texas (June 15, June 2, 3, 1976 and July 3, 1976)  titled, 'Texas Tornado' that is a limited edition of only 400 copies.
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Red West, Elvis' friend and actor, has died aged 81

Red West, the longtime friend and bodyguard of Elvis Presley who became a successful film and television actor after the singer's death, died Tuesday night after suffering an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital.
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Printed: 'Strictly Elvis': 1973-1974-1975: Through The Lens Of Keith Alverson

The 'Strictly Elvis' hardcover book from Erik Lorentzen, ('The Elvis Files', 'Elvis In Toronto') has been printed and is ready to leave the factory. This release in collaboration with photographer Keith Alverson contains about 1400 photographs from the period 1973-1975 View two open page views.
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Review: 'Studio Sessions '56: The Complete Recordings' 3 CD/172 Page Book Set

Let's take a look at 'Elvis Studio Sessions '56' and see how it compares to RCA's 'Young Man with the Big Beat' and Follow That Dream Records' releases. All in all, 'Studio Sessions '56: The Complete Recordings' is another fine release from Memphis Recording Service that can be recommended to anyone who wants all of Elvis' 1956 studio recordings collected in one place and presented in a nice way. It is also a great companion release to RCA's boxed set 'Young Man' (and especially the 2014 European reissue that has almost the same book format as this release) as it includes material not included on that release.

Greensboro '77 CD

Greensboro '77 an unreleased audience recording from Greensboro, April 21, 1977 on the Ragdoll label. This show is one of his better shows from 1977. includes an eight-page booklet with rare photos from the concert.
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Priscilla Presley will tour Australia in November 2017

Priscilla Presley will tour Australia in November 2017 'in a rare opportunity to share stories that will amaze the audience' ... stay tuned for further announcements ...
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The King and The Greatest made beautiful music

'We were in a car talking and (Ali) asked ... 'If I walked down one side of the street and Elvis Presley walked down the other, who'd get more attention?' ...
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Top Shazam ads (UK) : Uber rocks into the chart with Elvis Presley

The Shazam chart is based on the number of times each ad has been Shazamed over the past week using the music identification app. Uber is the only newcomer to the chart this week with the help of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley's 'You're The Boss' behind the brand's 'Effortless Night' campaign. The one minute short sees a couple out on a first date together being taken to different locations around town showing the accessibility of Uber. Elvis Presley Video View the ad.
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Released: 'Roustabout' FTD 'Classic Album'

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released the long awaited 'Classic Album' version of 'Roustabout'. Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, it would Elvis' last chart topping album until 'Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite' in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material and the recently discovered 'I'm A Roustabout' track.
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Released: Elvis: 'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released 'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book and CD. The Ultimate book about Elvis' appearances in the Big Apple, June 1972.
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Released: 'Too Much Monkey Business' 2-LP Limited Edition from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) released 'Too Much Monkey Business' 2-LP Limited Edition. Based on the original 1981 'Guitar Man' album, FTD Vinyl's new release contains all the tracks featured on the FTD CD release from 2000. The 2-LP features full overdub session data insert. Pressed on 180 Gram heavyweight vinyl, it's availability is strictly limited as all previous releases.
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Interview with Glen Glenn

Well, he couldn't get out, he tried to get out one time, and walk down Hollywood Blvd. and he got all the people recognized him and pretty soon he had a mob down there and they had to call the cops to get him back to the Knickerbocker. And, one night, it must have been about 10 or 11 o'clock, where the Pantages Theatre, it's around the corner from the Knickerbocker. And, across the street from the Knickerbocker was a car, I mean a parking lot. So, people would park their car there and go to the movies at the Pantages Theatre. So, all the people were walking down Hollywood Blvd. and they'd walk across the street to go to their cars, so they wouldn't actually walk right past the Knickerbocker.
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(Perfect) Elvis Sun 78 RPM Vinyl Special Releases

With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' passing comes a special release. Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10" (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM. This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970's, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm. Each of the 5 Sun replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most original Sun replicas made. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy, and color. All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That's All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl. This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. A first time ever in this version for any Elvis Sun single replica produced. Pre-order now.
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A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings CD release July 28

Sony Music will release 'A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' on July 28. This Deluxe package includes 120-page book featuring many rare photos & memorabilia, detailed calendar and essays tracking Elvis in 1954-1955. The sets 3 CDs contain the most comprehensive collection of early Elvis recordings ever assembled, with many tracks becoming available for the first time as part of this package and one performance - a newly discovered recording of 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget' (from the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 1955) - being officially released for the first time ever. The set includes every known sun records master and outtake, live performances, radio recordings, Elvis' self-financed first acetates, a newly discovered previously unreleased recording and more.
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Elvis Presley Manager Biopic The Colonel in Development

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley's manger Colonel Tom Parker. Production is slated for early 2018. Parker, who died in 1997 at age 87, arrived in America as a 20-year old undocumented Dutch immigrant, and took great pains to hide his past. Before leaving Holland, he might have committed murder.
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Elvis: 'A King In The Making' by Alfred Wertheimer and Peter Guralnick

Due for (re)release from Chartwell Books on October 17, 2017 is the book 'A King In The Making' by Alfred Wertheimer and Peter Guralnick. The book is a hardcover with 224 pages.
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Elvis Presleys : Nashville Marathon : June 4-8, 1970

This was Elvis' first substantial studio time since the now legendary sessions of January and February 1969 at the American Studios in Memphis. Elvis had entered those Memphis sessions off the back of a successful television special and had approached the sessions like a hungry fighter aiming to reclaim his title. This focus led to some of the finest recordings of Elvis' career, including hits such as 'Suspicious Minds', 'In the Ghetto' and 'Kentucky Rain', and two impressive albums in 'From Elvis in Memphis' and 'Back in Memphis'.
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Elvis: 'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book printed

The upcoming Follow That Dream (FTD) book release, 'Elvis at Madison Square Garden' is back from the printers. The book covers the three concerts by Elvis Presley at Madison Square Garden New York from June 09 to June 11, 1972 and is to be released shortly. The book comes with an audience recorded CD of the June 9th. 8.30 pm show. Follow That Dream (FTD) will release 'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book and CD early to mid-July. The Ultimate book about Elvis' appearances in the Big Apple, June 1972.
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Elvis: 'Spliced Takes Nashville Revisited' CD

Another volume in the 'Spliced Takes' series has been announced this time we have 'Spliced Takes Nashville Revisited'. Another 'must have' release in this great series, this time even more edits/splices were done to make an exceptional album, where tracks sound so much different than what is out there, no fake overdubs, but some tracks have been overdubbed, using snippets from the actual 'recording sessions'.
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Elvis: '40th Anniversary Best of Singles A & B' double LP

Due for release on August 9, 2017 from the French VPI label is the vinyl double album '40th Anniversary Best of Singles A & B' containing 32 hits in alternate versions. This release comes on 180 Gr. vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies.
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Red West Remembers Writing For The King

That's Someone You Never Forget was a title that came from Elvis. He said, 'How about coming up with a song with the title of That's Someone You Never Forget?' I sat down and wrote it. I played him a demo with me singing that I cut at Gold Star Recording in Hollywood. Elvis liked it and I was in the studio when he recorded it, which was great but also nerve wrecking. Every time he'd start over and say, 'Hold it! hold it!' I'd think, 'Uh oh, he's gonna lose interest'. I like how the song turned out. That song had a strange, weird melody. I like the way Elvis recorded all the songs that I wrote. Elvis wouldn't have recorded my songs if he didn't like them. As a matter of fact there's a couple that he turned down, I wish I had written more for him.
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Review : Moody Blue 2 CD Set from FTD

There's a great moment on CD-2 of the new FTD 'Moody Blue' release - two fabulous rehearsals of the funky 'Way Down' start the disc - with Elvis and his band joking amid jamming and a throbbing bass guitar. Take 1 is reminiscent in feel to the funky jam intro to, 'I Got A Feeling In My Body' (Elvis At Stax 3-CD). After the first breakdown, Elvis say's: 'When Briggs fingers start bleeding' see, we know we've got it!' Ronnie Tutt's thumping drums herald take 2A, followed by David Briggs electric piano, and Norbert Putnam's supercool bass - fabulous! Again Ernst Jorgensen and the Follow That Dream team deserve credit for this magnum opus - 'Moody Blue' is the sound of the mature Elvis. Most highly recommended.
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FTD Releases Delayed

The release of the three FTD titles has been delayed about 1 week, now expected the first or second week of July. Along with  'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book and CD  and 'Too Much Monkey Business' 2-LP Limited EditionFollow That Dream (FTD) will release the long awaited 'Classic Album' version of 'Roustabout'. Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, it would Elvis' last chart topping album until 'Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite' in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material and the recently discovered 'I'm A Roustabout' track.
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