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Follow That Dream
will release Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set
in March. This is the ultimate Fun In Acapulco 3-CD set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.
CMT is proud to present 'Blue Hawaii – Spliced Takes Special' their latest addition to this great series. All 15 tracks are unreleased in this format! New splices and edits gives you a feeling you have a complete new album! 'Can’t Help Falling in Love' has been made just like the master with the 'reprise', 'Slicin’Sand' includes 3 different guitar solos and rocks the sand out of your speakers! 'Ito Eats' has a very different ending.
Elvis: Made In Germany | The Complete Private Recordings is a 4CD/152-page book that contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958-1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings. The 152-page hardback book contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis' RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.
The Hampton Roads show has one saving grace: Elvis decided to respond to the audience request for 'Return To Sender', which was an impromptu performance, and a true live rarity. Elvis sings it reasonably well and it was the highlight of the concert. This CD is presented in 3-panel digipak. Due to the lack of quality photographs from the Hampton Roads concert, great collection of various high-quality concert shots from Summer of 1976 has been used. So now you have the chance to obtain the ultimate release of the famous 'Return to Sender' concert. This recording never sounded better. It is dynamic, detailed, and in crystal clear sound!
Elvis Presley 'The '68 Comeback Special' is a newly remastered companion DVD to 'Elvis All-Star Tribute', NBC's upcoming star-studded special, celebrating The King of Rock 'N' Roll's unforgettable 1968 television special. 'The '68 Comeback Special' comprises, as closely as possible, the original television special as NBC would have broadcast it back in 1968. The original special, recorded over several sessions in June 1968, featured Elvis playing the songs that mattered most to him, in his first live performance since 1961. When it aired on December 3, 1968, the special was the week's highest-viewed television program, re-establishing Elvis as a driving force in popular music.
On February 15, 2019 Sony Music will release 'The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special
' CD comprising the Elvis recordings and performances
the upcoming tribute and showcases a new version of the legendary closing number, 'If I Can Dream', as heard in the new special.
Elvis spent some of his free Texas weekends in the summer of 1958 at a fancy establishment called the Western Hills Inn in Euless, about a two and a half-hour drive from Kileen, where he had been renting a home. The candids you can see here were taken on Saturday, August 9, 1958, as Elvis happened upon a Texas Christian University ΣΑΕ frat party going on there (Sigma Alpha Epsilon). As may be seen, they are thrilled to see him, and he is his usual gracious self, even tuning (and likely playing) a guitar handed to him.
The 1972 Madison Square Garden Press Conference : June 9, 1972, in much improved picture quality, plus the transcript to read if you prefer ... Elvis: First of all, I plead innocent of all charges! ...
The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of the 'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD, boldly state on the front cover that never before have we ever had live film footage (i.e., with synchronized sound) of an Elvis concert from the 50's ... until this time. Well, we certainly do now! 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.
MRS has ingeniously coordinated licensed, professionally shot black and white newsreel footage (taken at the afternoon September 1956 Tupelo homecoming concert) with the amateur recording made of the concert (which has previously appeared on the Elvis Presley Golden Celebration LP/CD box sets) and it blows you away! Not because of the quality of the footage and audio, but because of the combination! You will hardly believe your eyes and ears!
- The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
- The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
Very few women in Elvis' life meant as much to him as Ann-Margret. When Elvis later asked his 'foreman' Joe Esposito, what was so special with Ann-Margret, he replied: - She's the female you.
Experiencing relatively complete shows like this one, when Elvis was in top form, means a lot to me. This is FTD's best concert release to date
, and I'll be enjoying this show for years to come. Sit back and enjoy Elvis' August 13 Dinner Show, the sixth and final show that RCA recorded for That's The Way It Is
George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock 'n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83.
MRS will have 2 products to release on Record Store Day 13th April 2019. Both titles will be Limited Edition 180-gram 2LP sets with a 24-page photo spread gatefold with stunning pictures. The titles are 'Made in Germany – Private Recordings' which features the best of the remastered private recordings Elvis made in Germany and 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters & Alternate Recordings' containing all the movie masters and movie versions.
After the great success of the 'Nashville Ballads
' compilation, this is the superb follow-up, 'Memphis Ballads'. Housed in a stunning 6-panel digipack, this CD contains 20 fantastic outtakes from 1969-1976, all recorded in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. A truly great collection!
'Diamond Anniversary' goes back to 1971. 'All Things Are Possible' was the fourth CD release and it is about time it became available on vinyl. The first four titles : 'Here I Go Again', 'Old Times They Are Not Forgotten', 'Let Me Take You Home' and 'Holding Back The Years' were a complete sell out and were well received by vinyl collectors. Now 'All Things Are Possible' is available on this deluxe double vinyl album. It mainly contains the January 27, 1971 12.00AM performance. These recordings are among very few known soundboard recordings from 1971. Now this remarkable show is available on this deluxe vinyl album and it's a beauty! And of course the show is included on CD too. The show is remastered and updated in the best way possible! This release is very limited and is available in red or blue vinyl presented in a gatefold sleeve. Get it while you can and add this awesome DAE product to your collection.
In 1980 Felton Jarvis
, Elvis' record producer for the last decade came to the remarkable idea to freshen up some of Elvis' recordings. The idea was to add total new backing tracks to Elvis' voice. This resulted in the 1981 record release of 'Guitar Man'. You either hated it or you loved it is probably the right thing to say about the album. Felton was convinced Elvis would have loved it. The title track 'Guitar Man' written and first performed by Jerry Reed
was one of the tracks considered for the album. Jerry Reed was part of the original recording by Elvis in 1967 and now Jerry Reed was back in the studio with Felton Jarvis to work on the new album. Besides the guitar work he also recorded a 'duet' version of the song.
MRS will release a 4CD/152-page book entitled Elvis | Made In Germany | The Complete Private Recordings on 8 March 2019.
The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958-1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings. Although the original tapes were damaged with noise, hiss and distortion, for the first time ever, all of Elvis' recordings made in Germany, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired
, and restored
, using the most sophisticated technology
. This means that, finally, these truly historical recordings now provide for a complete and enjoyable listening experience. The 152-page hardback book
contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, complemented by a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto.
Less than a week before the 50th anniversary of his most iconic recording 'Suspicious Minds' being waxed at the American Sound Studio
with producer Chips Moman
, Reggie Young
is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: St. Paul To Wichita - October '74
' at the end of January. Released as a 5" digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the fall tour of 1974. Elvis was in great form and using a variety of repertoire.
Following up from the excellent 'Rebel With A Cause
' and 'The Wild One
' in 2018, Elvis: 'Through The Lens Of Phillip Harrington'
includes more than 350 photos. Over 150 unpublished from the original negatives of Phillip Harrington. A bonus CD features Elvis live at Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1956, Harrington briefly toured with Elvis Presley for a story that he and Gerry Zimmerman published in Look Magazine. They went to three shows: Detroit (May 25, 1956), Columbus (May 26), and Dayton (May 27). They also photographed the Presley family at home at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis.
is pleased to announce the release of 'Kissin' Cousins - Limited Vinyl Edition
' limited edition double LP set. The album contains great alternative versions of songs from the film soundtrack sessions and related tracks. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180 gram format.
Interview with Cynthia Pepper, PFC Midge Riley in Kissin' Cousins
, an Army stenographer assigned to accompany a lieutenant (Elvis) to the hills of East Tennessee to negotiate the sale of land to build a missile base. There, they encountered angry property owners, including the lieutenant's cousin, (Elvis)!
While it is well known that Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Jr. were good friends, first meeting in the 1950s, maintaining a friendship through the years, now, we have a fantastic photo via a news paper clipping from Jet magazine, February 27, 1958 showing Sammy in full swing imitating Elvis, and what's more, the clipping tells us that Elvis was sitting in the front row, roaring with laughter. Imitations were a big part of Sammy's shows and Elvis was not left out in this regard, with Sammy singing Hound Dog in concert.
'Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis
' is a large format (240 x 315mm | 9.5" x 12.5") 222 page beautifully presented hardback book printed on premium, semi-matt art archive paper and comes in a custom made slipcase. This original story, with not only an account of a remarkable Australian's life but also a fresh, new insight into the life of Elvis Presley, will be welcomed by fans who may have thought everything on Elvis' life and career had already been said. 'Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis' features many original, never-before-published photographs from the Jackson family collection.
The arrival of winter at Graceland was always a special time of year for Elvis. It meant the holiday season was fast approaching and the anticipation of all the fun things the season would bring, including decorating for Christmas, opening Christmas presents with friends and family, the annual New Year's Eve party, Elvis' birthday, building snowmen in the front yard of Graceland and more.
'Elvis Christmas Sessions
' (Elvis One) presents the September 5, 6 & 7, 1957 sessions for the first time in chronological order and with all the available studio chat on one new CD! During these sessions Elvis recorded all 8 Christmas songs from his 1957 'Elvis Christmas Album' plus 'Treat Me Nice', 'My Wish Came True' and 'Don't'. To make this release complete we've included 9 rare versions official released through the years! Including a booklet with photos and recording information.
Victrola label is proud to present 'Elvis: April 10 1972, Richmond' a 2 CD Set containing Elvis' powerhouse concert in Richmond. Welcome to another spectacular 'Elvis On Tour' release, brought to you by the Victrola label. Our recent 'Greensboro, April 14, '72' release was very well received, despite some reviewers failing to point out the fact that we presented a genuine, recently prepared, unreleased mix of the show as well as unreleased bits and pieces of the rehearsals on disc two. The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD 'Carry Me Back To Old Virginia' - first ever release of this show in mono (incomplete) and 2008 Madison label CD 'Red Hot In Richmond' - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete). The Richmond concert was never available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multi-track master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.
'The Sound Of Your Cry' together with its American equivalent 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' always brings back some fine memories. The unique mixes on these two albums make these albums everlasting fan favorites. 'The Sound Of Your Cry' (The album) has never been available on CD until now. Added are the tracks that were featured on 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' that were not featured on 'The Sound Of Your Cry'. All versions are the correct versions as featured on the two albums and some are still unique to these albums only. For example the extended version of 'It's Only Love' and the unique edit of 'What'd I Say' are among the gems that make this album unique. Also worth mentioning are great mixes of 'Angel' & 'Steamroller Blues'. Probably the best compilation album to date.
Angela Lansbury talks about Elvis Presley and Blue Hawaii.
As you can tell, most of the songs on Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee are top-notch recordings that deserved better than being used as B-Sides and album fillers. If you think of 1963 and 1964 as wasted years in Elvis' recording career due to the movie soundtracks, then this album may come as a revelation to you. Despite the movie tunes, Elvis was also busy cranking out great material in Nashville.