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Suppose - The Home Recordings - Vol. 2 CD
is a companion album to Elvis - The Home Recordings (released by RCA/BMG in 1999). This second album contains 22 tracks; all home recordings. Most of them were recorded at various locations in Los Angeles and Germany. Some were recorded in Memphis and a few in other places. Of these 22 tracks, 12 are officially previously unreleased and 2 tracks are very hard to find. For example: the stereo version of '500 Miles'. The version of 'Suppose' on this album was only available on the 'Celluloid Rock' boxset from 1998. Includes the ultra rare song, 'Let Me Be The One'.
Elvis One proudly presents Anthology | Part Two
CD. This new volume includes 40 tracks, 18 previously unreleased and even 25 previously unreleased by Elvis' record company - plus some previously unreleased on CD! Including previously unreleased interviews, rare radio spots from movies like 'Harum Scarum' and 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style' (None of these were previously available on CD), alternate takes, live recordings, rehearsal excerpts and much more! 'The Beatles' Anthology', Elvis style! 'Anthology' from Elvis Presley!
The 2017 Christmas release
from the Elvis One label with original mono masters, alternate versions, informal recordings and more! A new way to enjoy these fabulous historic recordings. And a special limited release!
The Elvis: 'Past Masters - Volume 2' CD is a collection of 25 tracks from Elvis' catalogue. The majority of these tracks were not available on his original albums.
Past Masters consists of A- and B-sides from Elvis' singles and Extended Play's (EP's), very hard to find Long Play (LP) album versions and some previously unreleased versions in great binaural sound. The main part of the single and Extended Play (EP) versions appeared in a different form or sound on his Long Play albums. Also included are the full contents of the original 'TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley' record (released in September 1956) and the original USA 'The Truth About Me' promotional cardboard disc (original US edit as released in November 1956). Again a great collection of rarities! Just like the first volume of 'Past Masters'.
For many years, a release of Roustabout
in Follow That Dream
Records' (FTD) classic albums
series was an often-made request that the label finally filled in July of 2017. One of the possible reasons why this definitive edition of the soundtrack album took so long to release was the possibility of more outtakes to appear after the early 2000s discovery of the previously unreleased alternate title song 'I'm a Roustabout' that was initially released on the 2003 compilation album 2nd to None. Nothing new has turned up since then, though, and the number of surviving outtakes for Roustabout remains relatively small. To make up for the lack of material, FTD chose to expand the album with newly remixed outtake versions of all eleven master takes.
Due for release November 10 is 'Elvis: The Movies
' a new large hardback book containing over 400 pages with a lot of unseen pictures. From Alan Hanson and Erik Lorentzen
(The Elvis Files
Young Elvis Presley had become a phenomenon, and in the fall of 1956, the New York Daily Mirror decided it was time to give him a serious look. And so in early September, columnist Sidney Fields headed down to Memphis to gather material for a series of articles in the Mirror. He didn't get a chance to talk with Elvis, who was in Hollywood shooting Love Me Tender at the time, but Fields was able to get an extensive interview with Elvis' parents, who invited him into the Presley home. That interview with Gladys and Vernon Presley was the basis for a five-part expose entitled 'The Real Story of Elvis Presley', which ran in the Daily Mirror from September 23-27, 1956.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have recently deleted the following titles (some we have small quantities of): Paradise Hawaiian Style, Loving You, Destination USA, Summer Festival
, On Tour - The Rehearsals, Dixieland Delight
, In A Private Moment
, Unchained Melody
, and Las Vegas '74, Elvis In Atlanta
, both Released 2017.
Now to be released in November is the Follow That Dream
(FTD) double LP 'Roustabout
'. Pre-release sales of FTD's recent 'Roustabout' Classic Album
exceeded all expectations reflecting the appeal of the original #1 album. The release of this Limited Edition
2-LP set will be no exception. It contains Stereo Remixes
of the Soundtrack, outtakes and mono masters. Mastered at Abbey Road, London, the 180 Gram discs feature reproductions of the original rare
RCA 'Hollywood' pressing plant LP labels.
Sony will now release the vinyl RCA album Moody Blue LP as a 40th Anniversary limited edition in clear BLUE 180 gram vinyl in November.
Moody Blue was Elvis' final studio album released by RCA Records the month before his death in August 1977. The album was a mixture of live and studio work and included the four tracks from his final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland
session in February 1976.
Elvis Presley: Elvis Treasures - Robert Gordon Book and CD
. For Elvis fans everywhere, Graceland has opened the doors to its extensive archives, allowing the historic documents and memorabilia within to be reproduced in facsimile, collectible form. With the expert help of archivists from Elvis Presley Enterprises, the King's life story is told through handwritten letters, press releases, movie scripts, and additional memorabilia and photographs from the Graceland archives. These historic documents, combined with the evocative text of author Robert Gordon, create a moving portrait of the legendary performer in this one-of-a-kind collector's book. Includes Elvis Speaks, an exclusive 60-Minute Audio CD of Candid Conversations with The King Of Rock 'N' Roll
. This unique interactive book also contains a 60-minute CD of interviews spanning his career, providing a formerly unavailable portrait of the King in his own words.
Priscilla Presley has continued to work on Elvis-related projects in recent years. If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
was released in 2015, and 2016 delivered The Wonder of You
, while HBO currently has an Elvis documentary in the works. Priscilla is currently touring the world with her Elvis & Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley - An Open Conversation
show. The tour - which includes an October 29 stop at New York's NYCB Theatre at Westbury, beyond upcoming stops in Canada and Australia
- promises to be full of stories never before heard publicly. To learn more about An Evening with Priscilla Presley, I had the opportunity to have some questions answered by Ms. Presley via e-mail.
Miley Cyrus says that new album Younger Now was inspired by her love of Elvis Presley - and the fantasies she had about him. And the singer was so obsessed with him that she used to rewind one of his movies just to hear him say her name. 'I was inspired by Blue Hawaii
. Elvis' girlfriend's name is Miley. 'I used to watch this movie over and over and over again because he would say 'I love you, Miley' ... Miley also performed a series of songs
live for 'BBC 1' wearing an Elvis T-shirt.
After the sellout success of the Wonder of You concert series this year
, the King of Rock'n' Roll
is back in Australia due to overwhelming demand Direct from Graceland, The Wonder Of You
, Three Encore Shows 2018, Elvis Live On Screen With A 40 Piece Orchestra. Tickets on sale now.
RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 2017 holiday season with the release of 'Elvis Presley: Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' on CD and LP Record on Friday, October 6
. This release brings together Elvis Presley's best-loved performances from 'Elvis' Christmas Album
' (1957) and 'Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
' (1971) re-imagined with sublime and exquisite new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
will release Elvis: 'The Last Movies
' in October. Finally, Elvis' last soundtrack recordings are brought together in a cohesive release that works as a companion set for the FTD 7" Classic Album series
. Contains outtakes and an informative illustrated 16-page booklet with rare memorabilia and photos.
Following on from the recent ('Las Vegas '74
' and 'Elvis In Atlanta
', releases, FTD's 'Lake Tahoe '74' features shows from May 25 and May 26. This a 2-CD 5" digipack release.
Did you know Elvis did not want to record 'Blue Christmas'?
Elvis told the band to play and sing as badly as possible. Millie Kirkham tells the story as she remembers her first Recording Session with Elvis Presley.
'Elvis Presley The 50 Greatest Hits' on 3LP heavyweight triple LP package on 180gm audiophile viny, making this an incredible collection of Elvis' hits highlight his astonishing career.
The 50 songs on The 50 Greatest Hits include all the classics, from his first recording at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios, 'That's All Right (Mama)', through his hits including 'All Shook Up', 'Viva Las Vegas', 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Can't Help Falling in Love', through to one of his last hits 'Suspicious Minds'. The album also includes songs taken from Elvis' film soundtracks including 'Return to Sender', 'Hard Headed Woman' and 'King Creole'.
Following the recent
'The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 'Elvis' will return in 2018. Sign up
to be the first to hear about tickets! Read our Review: 'The Wonder Of You' Concert Melbourne Australia
Interview with Priscilla Presley by Alan Jones (Australia Radio Sept 4, 2017).
Interview with Elvis Presley just after the general press conference, but prior to his debut at the Pan-Pacific in Los Angeles. How do you write music if you don't read it?
It's all a big hoax, honey. I never wrote a song in my life. I get one-third of the credit for recording it. It makes me look smarter than I am. I've never even had an idea for a song. Just once, maybe. When?
I went to bed one night, had quite a dream, and woke up all shook up. I phoned a pal and told him about it. By morning, he had a new song, 'All Shook Up'.
Elvis Presley's Graceland
has announced the acquisition of one of the most significant pieces of Elvis' musical history, which will be returned to Graceland 60 years after it was first purchased by Elvis for the home in 1957 - a white, baby grand piano with gold accents and a custom-made, gold, metal bench designed by Elvis with a white, leather cushion. For the first time ever, the public will be able to see this legendary Knabe branded piano on display in its Graceland home. The music room at Graceland will be restored to its original 1960s-era appearance including the white piano, and will be unveiled on December 16, 2017.
Spliced takes: 'Still in Memphis' Fans know what to expect with this series, some highlights are mentioned here, but in fact, the whole cd is one big highlight! This one won't leave your player before Christmas!.
The August 2017 issue of 'Rolling Stone' magazine contained an exclusive 7" single vinyl
by Elvis Presley with the legendary song 'Good Rockin' Tonight' and on the flipside the song 'Blue Moon' (Take 5) from the album 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings
'. The single was only available with this issue.
On November 23, 1976 at Graceland
, Memphis Tennessee, Elvis' cousin Harold Loyd
, the night guard at Graceland, called the police complaining of a drunk, pistol wielding man blocking the gates at Elvis Presley's home in a brand new white lincoln continental. Police approached the car cautiously when they got to the open driver's side window, they found that the man was Jerry Lee Lewis ...
The Memphis Recording Service
(MRS), the producers of this 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.
I must admit to finding that the 1969 'Fantasy' concert is a remarkable work that should have broad appeal - a big surprise. My initial skepticism was quickly overcome. This concert DVD should appeal to any Elvis fan that likes Elvis music to start with. With full quality normal audio, from CD, anyone can play this via their DVD player preferably then with the audio output via a stereo system. [And this is no diversion from what the format is] This DVD is well worth consideration for inclusion in your Elvis library for several reasons.
In 'Tickle Me' (Region Free Blu-ray)
Elvis Presley plays a singing rodeo cowboy who gets himself a job at a ranch-cum-health farm with an exclusively female clientele. One of the girls has a treasure map leading to a stash of gold hidden in a ghost town. Elvis has to protect her from potential kidnappers.
This is an interesting interview with Annett Wolf, one of the co-producers of Elvis In Concert in 1977. She supervised all of the backstage filming plus fan interviews, Vernon's interview.