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Elvis' youngest co-star shares some of her memories of working with the king

Here is a special article by Elvis' youngest co-star, Victoria Paige Meyerink, from 'Speedway' as she shares some of her memories of working with the king. Being in the film business is unlike any other. The bonds formed during production last a lifetime and, in Elvis' case, beyond. When I was cast as Ellie Easterlake in 'Speedway' I knew the project was special and that it would be a great experience… I had no idea that from that moment on, Elvis Presley would become a huge part of my life and career forever.

Review: Elvis : Back In Memphis FTD Special Edition 2 CD Classic Album

Review of the FTD release, Back In Memphis, by Troy Yeary. When I first heard the original 'Back In Memphis', over twenty years ago, I was surprised by my disappointment. After listening to this expanded FTD release of the album, I am surprised yet again. Not by disappointment this time, but by how much I enjoyed it. Gold Verdict: Two long blasts on the train whistle (highest rating).

D.J. Fontana has Died

D.J. Fontana, Elvis' legendary drummer, has died aged 87. The last of the 'Blue Moon Boys' has now left to join his fellow musicians - the creators of the Rock'n'Roll big-bang.

'Elvis Greensboro' April 14 1972 CD (from the actual RCA tapes)

Victrola is proud to present Elvis' powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14, 1972. So what makes this, April 14, 1972 'Elvis Greensboro', new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set 'Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition'. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes.

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

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released Elvis: Off-On Stage in the 7" Classic Album format and our order is on the way to us. 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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Released | Elvis: 'The Last Movies' Double LP from FTD Vinyl

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released the double LP 'The Last Movies' and our order is on the way to us.
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'Elvis Presley | The 50s In Stereo' CD

Due to popular demand Vee-Tone Records have released a CD version of 'Elvis Presley | The 50s In Stereo'. The CD version features 16 specially selected mono recordings given the NEOPHONIC Stereo makeover. It includes 5 bonus tracks not featured on the original vinyl release. Only 500 copies worldwide this limited-edition CD will not be re-issued.

Review: Promised Land FTD 2 CD Classic Album

Follow That Dream's 'Promised Land' completes the STAX trilogy and the 2-CD version is a welcome addition to the growing catalogue of collectors releases. The Promised Land album is indeed a classic but by including the alternate album and 'the making of' – it's now widescreen (so to speak) ... To sum up, Elvis took us on a trip to the promised land that's one hell of a ride ...

Interview with Susan Henning

Susan Henning was born in North Hollywood, raised in the San Fernando Valley, the blonde, tan, blue-eyed California girl epitomized the Healthy All American girl. She won 'Miss Teen USA' in 1965. Susan appeared in Elvis' movie, 'Live A Little, Love A Little' and says her all-time favorite was the 1968 'Elvis Special' where 'Elvis and I came together again igniting our chemistry to thrill the fans'.

Elvis: '3764 | The Final Recordings' (Spliced Takes) CD

A new 'Spliced Takes' release, Elvis: '3764 - The Final Recordings' includes all tracks from both 'Elvis Presley Boulevard' and 'Moody Blue'. 'He'll Have To Go' has been remade into a very different sounding track, it starts off with Elvis singing 'He'll Have to Ho' James throws in a lick, and then our man bursts into 'Put your sweet lips....' 'Love Coming Down' has been extended but there are no repeatable parts.

Elvis: 'Spliced Takes '68 Comeback Special' (I'm Evil) CD

Since the performances cannot be beaten, the best thing for us to do would be to present them in the same way as they were recorded... but since that has been done over and over (and over and over) CMT is proud to present this STAR production, which is the best release containing the 1968 recordings.....in 50 years! Much time and effort went into this release, some live tracks have been 'spliced' from different shows, some studio tracks have been re-created and sound breathtaking! The live tracks are blended very cool, so you get the feeling you are listening to a complete show. Probably THE highlight is the 'complete' version of 'Trouble'/'Guitar Man', cool edits make this work very well and makes the track even more 'Evil' Some tracks have been shortened to make it a different listening experience, 'That's All Right' for example is presented just like the original 1954 version, with no repeating verses and chorus. 'Let Yourself Go' has been spliced with the instrumental version and sounds very different. The 'Gospel' segment has been re-created from scratch containing clever splices to make it sound just like the original version, only different ... 'Blue Suede Shoes' (Stand up) has been re-edited and kicks some serious a..... Throw in some more spliced takes, a rare rehearsal version of 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (spliced) and some cool live edits, turn up to volume and enjoy this excellent release. Presented in a six-panel digipack, limited to 500 copies, this one will be gone soon!

Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special' in Movie Theaters Worldwide

Fathom Events has announced a strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC. The partnership kicks off this summer with an exclusive two-day theatrical release Elvis' legendary ''68 Comeback Special', directed and produced by Steve Binder, to cinema audiences worldwide.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher DVD

The much-anticipated DVD of Elvis Presley: The Searcher will be released by Sony Pictures on October 16.
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Interview With Jan Shepard (Elvis' co-star in King Creole)

Can you tell me how you met Elvis? When you're assigned a film role, you have to go to the doctor, because of the insurance company. They have to make sure you don't have a bad heart, any of that nonsense. They made my appointment for me at the studio, so I was there and I had on a white shirt and these slacks my mother had made for me that were like wine coloured. I went in the office and I was waiting to be called in. In walks Elvis with two of his buddies. I looked at him and he looked at me and we started to laugh. His jacket was the identical material and colour of my slacks. He looked at me and he said, 'Honey, I'm either going to have to give you my jacket or you're going to have to give me your pants' ...

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 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?'

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: '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.