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Elvis is Number 2 on this week's Official UK Albums Chart with the re-release of the compilation 'The 50 Greatest Hits
'. Elvis just missed top spot by just 35 combined sales, and it is Ed Sheeran who scooped his 16th (non-consecutive) week at Number 1, denying Elvis Presley an extension of his Official Chart record. 'The 50 Greatest Hits' is a new entry on the official UK Album chart for Friday August 18, 2017.
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.
Elvis Presley's ex-wife and their daughter joined thousands of his fans at Graceland
on Tuesday night as they gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil. Priscilla Presley
, 72, was seen greeting fans before the event on Tuesday, as they arrived at the 13.8-acre Memphis, Tennessee estate for the gathering. And Lisa Marie Presley
, 49, lit candles for mourners as they gathered to remember the King of Rock 'n' Roll, holding their lights aloft throughout the vigil, which continued on into Wednesday.
She was married to the late Elvis Presley for six years, prior to his death in 1977. And in an interview with the Today show's Richard Wilkins, aired Wednesday, Priscilla Presley candidly spoke on life with the iconic singer.
Admitting that she never viewed her husband as a worldwide phenomenon, the 72-year-old revealed a vulnerable and softer side to his persona: 'He poured his heart out to me'. 'I still remember, vividly, picking up the phone, the reaction of not believing it, there was no way I could comprehend…' she said. 'Going back to Graceland and hearing his father wailing, crying, crying out his name, it was probably the most heartbreaking sound I'd ever heard. Priscilla appeared on the Channel Nine breakfast program to promote her upcoming Australian tour in November, that will see her share stories from her fascinating life.
Elvis was a genius. He didn't express himself the way the middle classes do, which is with word play and being able to explain his actions and reactions. He acted on gut instinct and expressed himself by the way he held the microphone, by the way he moved his hips, by the way that he sang down the microphone. That was his genius ... I believe the essence of any performer is gut instinct ... Because it's all in you, it's instinct.
It's hard to believe but here we are, 40 years on from a day carved indelibly in the memory of every Elvis fan old enough to be around when the stunning news of Elvis' death was announced. 40 years gone, but paradoxically, 40 years where he has been with us ever more visible and all encompassingly than when he lived. Today Elvis is bigger and more entrenched in popular culture and conscience than back in 1977, when his legendary status was acknowledged but barely understood by the world at large. Today Elvis' iconic status and continued relevance is universally acknowledged. It's not just Elvis fans commemorating this 40th anniversary, not just the native English speaking countries of the world.
Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events.
So different are Elvis' voices, that if one could find a person who has never heard his recordings and you put him or her on an island and then had them listen to these fifty songs, mixed with say, those of 12 other distinctive singers, and then you then ask him or her, to classify them, to separate the singers, I could bet a million dollars that the person will never say that there are 13 singers, as would be the case, but at least 25.
Sony will release the vinyl RCA album Moody Blue LP as a 40th Anniversary limited edition in clear BLUE 180 gram vinyl on September 1, 2017.
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: The Searcher', a major Elvis documentary from HBO will debut in 2018. 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' will be a three-hour, two-film presentation focusing on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions
. The films include stunning atmospherics shot inside Graceland
, Elvis' iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide.
Elvis' musical style, as a musician and impact as a vocalist and stage performer.
Included below are over 100 comments currently available either on the internet, in reference guides, encyclopedias, or books ...
Elvis Presley: 'A Boy From Tupelo': The Complete 1953-55 Recordings is a fantastic set! The Sun masters have never sounded better. You can really hear Elvis' rhythm playing on this set, and Bill Black's bass is more defined. Some of the live material sounds like it was recorded yesterday; however, there are a few tracks that are sub par because of the age of the source tape. But, it's still cool to own the stuff and necessary for Elvis fans, especially if you're like me and think his Sun material is tops. The three CDs are the products of 1,500 hours of restoration work and nearly 200 hours of additional studio time devoted to the remastering of the material. Of special interest is the inclusion of 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget', a newly discovered track from The Louisiana Hayride on October 29, 1955 and we have it here in fantastic sound quality ... transferred from the original 'wire-recorder'.
I must admit to finding that the 1969
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.
Kid Galahad will be released on Blu-ray with a limited run of only 3000 units on August 15, 2017. The release includes as Special Features: Isolated Music & Effects Track / Original Theatrical Trailer. A musical version of a 1937 boxing picture, Kid Galahad (1962) stars Elvis Presley as a singing boxer managed by a cantankerous promoter (Gig Young) and guided by an amiable trainer (Charles Bronson). Joan Blackman provides the love interest, Lola Albright co-stars, and Edward Asner makes his screen début. The songs include the up-tempo 'I Got Lucky'.
Jerry Leiber: I called and asked to speak to (Colonel) Tom. He got on the phone and said (Leiber imitates Parker) 'How you doin' boy?' I said, 'I'm OK. I had a real close call there. I had walking pneumonia and I just got out of the hospital.' He said he wanted me to pack right away and catch a plane. I told him I wasn't in any shape to catch a plane because I'd just gotten out of the hospital. He said, 'If they let you out, that means you're all right'. I told him I needed a day or two to get myself together, but he said the schedule was very tight and he needed me to come out right away.
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.
'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.
Elvis Presley: 'Riding The Rainbow 1961 (part III)
' 180 gram Electric Blue vinyl LP is a limited edition of just 150 NUMBERED copies.
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.
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.
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.
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 Elvis
. Sign up now for first access at tickets
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.
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.
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
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 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.
will tour Australia in November 2017 'in a rare opportunity to share stories that will amaze the audience' ... stay tuned for further announcements ...
'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?' ...
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. View the ad