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Elvis Presley 1968 CD

Elvis One presents Elvis 1968. A collection of 23 recordings, including take 1 of 'U.S. Male', 'Stay Away' (take 1, slow version), 'Stay Away' (take 4, fast version), the hard to find backing track of 'A Little Less Conversation', some outtakes from the 1968 TV special, and many more. All these recordings are in very good sound and previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. Including a booklet with photos and recording information.

Elvis: Hometown Memphis 6 CD Set

Hometown Memphis is a 6 CD set to be released soon. This is a limited numbered set of 300 copies.
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'Elvis In California' 2-CD Soundboard Recorded Concert Set (FTD)

As part of the ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis In California'. Released as a 2-CD 5" digipak, this set features Elvis touring during May 1974. The shows, taken from the original soundboard tapes, feature concerts from Selland Arena, Fresno (May 12) and Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino (May 10 & 13).
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Love Letters From Elvis (2-LP Limited Edition) from FTD

FTD Vinyl's next release upgrades 'Love Letters From Elvis'. Recorded during the marathon sessions held in Nashville, June 4-8, 1970, the original LP became the last album of utilising songs recorded during that week. This new 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition mastered at Abbey Road and features a FESTIVAL of outtakes and masters.

Mary Tyler Moore talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Mary Tyler Moore talks about Elvis Presley.

Interview with Anita Wood

Interview with with Anita Wood, Elvis' girlfriend during the whirlwind late 50's. Anita talks about meeting Elvis for the first time WHPQ radio television in Memphis 1957, dating, Elvis being drafted and his mothers reaction, Hollywood, Elvis Presley Jr, Natalie Wood and more.

Review | Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

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. 
  • The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
  • The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
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!

Recalling Elvis Presley's Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. Energized by the galvanizing global success of 1968's Singer Presents … Elvis NBC TV special, Elvis was primed and ready for a long-awaited return to the concert stage. Yet for Elvis, it was still a mighty gamble, as Vegas was the same town that treated him like an alien from a traveling freak show during his ill-fated 1956 appearances at The New Frontier Hotel. Elvis knew what was on the line and was understandably nervous about how he'd be received.

Goldie Hawn talks about meeting Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Goldie Hawn recalls meeting Elvis when he visited her on the 'Laugh-In' NBC set. 'I met Elvis when I was in Laugh-In ... He was on the set because we used to rehearse in the studio ant NBC ...' And in walks this guy, and he was soooo beautiful, that it just took my breath away, everybody's breath away. And he walked up to me, and he tussled my hair, and he said 'you look like a chicken that's just been hatched'. '....

Jerry Reed and The Importance of Elvis Presleys Guitar Man Sessions

Jerry Reed immediately took over the session, you can hear it from the first notes of the first take - Reed is coaching the musicians, encouraging them, egging them on, with Felton happy just to be presiding over some thing that is actually happening. There is a bright, shimmering surface to the music different in many respects from anything Elvis has ever recorded before but providing, at the same time, the kind of churning, driving rhythm that has characterized Elvis' music from the first. There is not the slightest question of Elvis' engagement. There is no self-deprecation, there is no wisecracking; all of the singer's attention is focused on the music..

Released | The Elvis Is Back Sessions 4-CD Set from FTD

FTD has released 'The Elvis Is Back Sessions'. For the first time, here are all the songs as recorded in sequence. Included are all the RCA outtakes and masters. The release includes a deluxe 28-page booklet and sound carrier adorned with, beautiful portraits, rare photos, insightful essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.

Released | The Making of Viva Las Vegas Deluxe Hardcover Book and CD Set

Follow That Dream has released the Deluxe book / CD set 'The Making of Viva Las Vegas'. Produced in cooperation with David English and Pal Granlund this 400-page hardcover book is packed in a deluxe slipcase and has the same size and format as the 'Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo' book / CD from the FTD label.

Interview with Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge began his musical career at age 20 in a gospel quartet with Bill Gaither. He went on to be the lead singer for the Foggy River Boys. At 5'3", the guitarist had to stand on an empty Coke crate to reach the microphone. Elvis Presley first met Hodge backstage after the group performed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Review | Pot Luck With Elvis FTD 2 CD Special Edition | The End of An Era

When Elvis Presley entered RCA's Studio B in Nashville Tennessee on June 25th, 1961, the goal was just to record both sides of a strong June-planned single release. The last one ('I feel So Bad' / 'Wild In The Country') had been a little disappointing. It wasn't that it had performed badly on the charts (No.5) or that it had sold poorly (600.000 copies). But it broke a string of number one records, and the units sold contrasted to the almost 2 million copies of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', the one million plus of It's Now Or Never, the 900.000 copies of 'Stuck On You' from the previous year, or the 750.000 of 'Surrender' in February 1961. All these figures weren't unnoticed by RCA, the Colonel and Elvis himself.
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Mary Ann Mobley Remembers Elvis Presley

Elvis and I felt a common bond, coming from Mississippi. He thought I understood him. He didn't have to put on airs with me, and I wasn't after anything. This is an odd thing to say about Elvis Presley, but it was like I was working with my brother. We never dated. We were just two people from the same state.

Elvis: California Ballads CD

Next up in the well-received 'Ballads' series is 'California Ballads '. As a follow up for 'Hollywood Ballads' and after the great success of the previous releases 'Nashville Ballads', 'Memphis Ballads' & 'Vegas Ballads' this is a compilation of some of his best California ballads. Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6-panel digipack.
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The Elvis Presley Way CD & LP Record

Petticoat records is back with The Elvis Presley Way CD & LP Record. This time with a fantastic vinyl album full of late-sixties classics. This high-quality album (including bonus CD) featuring 14 rare and hard to find alternate versions of these classics is now available. Great stuff: beautiful ballads as well as some great rockers! And as always housed in a STUNNING full-color sleeve suitable for framing! This high-quality vinyl pressing is now available in very limited GOLD or CLEAR vinyl. Don't miss out on this ultimate holiday gift.

Preview | Elvis: That's The Way It Is Book Trilogy Box Set (from Erik Lorentzen)

View a 9-page preview from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release.

Interview with Barbara Leigh

Barbara Leigh is an accomplished model and actress who currently works for the Playboy organization. As an actress, Barbara has appeared in numerous TV series and on the big screen with major stars including Rock Hudson and Steve McQueen. Barbara is also fondly remembered as the 'original' Vampirella. In 1970 Barbara was introduced to Elvis and that meeting began a torrid, two-year affair. Barbara speaks candidly about her time with Elvis.

Elvis Presley | 'Vegas Throat' CD

CMT returns with Elvis Presley 'Vegas Throat', an incredible follow up to last years 'I'm Evil'. Presented in a six-panel digipack, limited to 500 copies, this one will be sold out before Christmas! Every Elvis fan of course will know that this year marked the 50th anniversary of Elvis returning to the stage. An amazing 11 disc boxset was released and although it is a must, it is most likely it will be played often because most shows are pretty much the same as the one before. CMT has made an outstanding 'Ultimate' release which includes ALL the songs (29 tracks!) from the shows in ONE performance! Lots of time and effort went into the editing and it sounds like one complete show. This is the one you will be playing over and over, this is why we are Elvis fans; to enjoy his music!
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The Elvis Movie DVD

The ELVIS Movie | Starring Kurt Russell with the soundtrack of Elvis Presley! It's the same story but the performances have made an incredible upgrade with Ronnie McDowell's soundtrack replaced with the only soundtrack that should have been there in the first place -- Elvis'. In addition, lots more music has been included along with blockbusters like 'Walk the Line' and 'Great Balls of Fire', giving the movie a more 'professional' touch. And rare Elvis Presley live versions and outtakes were handpicked to find the best matching songs for the scenes. Kurt Russell's 'playbacking' looks much more natural and real than before, and how cool it is to hear the actual radio broadcast (Dewey Phillips) from the time when 'That's All Right' was first played on the air, or to hear 'The Blackwood Brothers' at the funeral of Elvis his mother Gladys.
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Elvis: 'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn' Book / DVD / CD Set from Venus

Coming this week from Venus Productions is 'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn', volume 4 in their 'The King in Motion' series. This release contains the previously unreleased April 14, 1972 Afternoon Show as recorded in Greensboro and the April 9, 1972 Hampton Roads show presented in a brand new alternate mix. Presented in a hardcover book containing 1 DVD and 2 CDs' featuring out-takes from 'Elvis On Tour' in 'better than ever quality' than ever before. The 200-page book contains unreleased photos and insightful liner-notes.

Preview #2 | Elvis: That's The Way It Is Book Trilogy Box Set (from Erik Lorentzen)

View a 6-page preview from August 11, 1970 taken from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release. As a special pre-order bonus there will be 18 25cm x 30cm (9.84" x 11.8") 'Perfect For Framing' photos.

Deputy Chief Robert Cantwell Remembers Elvis Presley

If Elvis Presley lived, perhaps he would still visit Denver, where it turns out 'The King' struck up some close friendships in the 1970s. Elvis was even made an honorary captain on the city's police force. Robert Cantwell first got to know Elvis in 1970 while working as a guard in a hotel the night Elvis played the Denver Coliseum. When Elvis emerged from an elevator, Cantwell wasn't sure it was him. So he asked for identification. 'He was definitely a country, Southern gentleman', Cantwell tells Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner. 'Off the stage he was a different Elvis. He was a superstar on the stage and a super friend off the stage'.

Preview #3 | Elvis: That's The Way It Is Book Trilogy Box Set (from Erik Lorentzen)

View a 6-page preview from August 12, 1970 taken from the Erik Lorentzen release of the photographic trilogy 'That's The Way It Is'. Volume one covers the 'The MGM rehearsals', volume two 'The Las Vegas rehearsals' and volume three the 'The concerts'. This hardback set, packed in a special slip-case and will contain over 2000 unpublished photos and is a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies only. Pre-order now essential for December release. As a special pre-order bonus there will be 18 25cm x 30cm (9.84" x 11.8") 'Perfect For Framing' photos.
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Released | Elvis: 'Back-In Living Stereo' 6CD/100-page Book

MRS have released the 'Back-In Living Stereo'6CD/100-page book. The 6 CDs presented with a new CD housing package contain over 150 remastered tracks of the essential 1960-1962 master recordings, plus rare alternate outtakes (including unreleased material) and all of the personal home recordings Elvis made during the 1960s. All tracks have now been cleaned, repaired (there are too many to mention), and restored. The home recordings have now had the same mastering techniques as used so successfully on the recent MRS release 'Made in Germany'. The set also includes unreleased recordings - including one that will have the Elvis world 'all shook up', as well as a previously unreleased stereo version of home recordings. The 100-page book includes rare unpublished documents and photographs, supported by a comprehensive text discussing each of Elvis' RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1960-62.

The Elvis Is Back Sessions 4-CD Set from FTD

To celebrate its 60th Anniversary year, FTD will release 'The Elvis Is Back Sessions' on November 18. Hailed by many as Elvis' finest recordings. For the first time, here are all the songs as recorded in sequence. Included are all the RCA outtakes and masters. The release includes a deluxe 28-page booklet and sound carrier adorned with, beautiful portraits, rare photos, insightful essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.

Interview with Johnny Tillotson

Johnny Tillotson wrote the song, It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' early in 1962 inspired by the terminal illness of his father. He recorded the song himself and it became one of his biggest hits, reaching # 3 in the US pop chart and becoming the first of his records to make the country music charts, where it peaked at # 4. It earned him his first Grammy nomination, for Best Country & Western Recording, and was later recorded by over 100 performers including Elvis Presley in 1969 at his legendary American Sound Studios Sessions.

The Making of Viva Las Vegas Deluxe Hardcover Book and CD Set from FTD

Follow That Dream in cooperation with David English and Pal Granlund will release the Deluxe book / CD set 'The Making of Viva Las Vegas' in November 2019. The 400-page hardcover book, packed in a deluxe slipcase, has the same size and format as the 'Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo' book / CD from the FTD label. The book covers the background story into how the fabulous musical was created and gives a comprehensive insight from script to screen. It contains two hundred and fifty newly discovered images, including wardrobe stills, memos, contract and pages from director George Sidney's personal script, soundtrack recording session documents, memories from cast and crew, the shooting schedule, filming dates and locations revealed for the first time.

Interview with Tony Brown

Tony Brown first met Elvis in 1969 at the International Hotel through J.D Sumner. He later became a member of Voice and in March 1975 played piano on Elvis' recording of 'Bringing it Back' on Elvis' 'Today' album. On 21st April 1976, Tony permanently replaced Glen D. Today Tony holds a key-job in the record industry as now president of MCA-Nashville. When I was with Voice, those were moments when I was actually in there. You sit on the couch around in the house with Elvis. And he'd come and we'd gather around the piano. We'd sing old spirituals and stuff. And he'd play -- he loved to play the piano. And he actually played pretty good.
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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of 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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.