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Elvis Australia www.elvis.com.au has the latest Elvis Presley news, reviews, articles and interviews. 'Something for everybody', we have an Elvis SongDataBase, Elvis Presley biography, Elvis videos, Elvis photos. Available via our online Shop we have a huge selection of CDs, FTD Collectors Label CDs, DVDs, books and memorabilia. www.elvis.com.au has been online and 100% dedicated to Elvis Presley since 1996.

'Elvis: St. Paul To Wichita - October '74' (2-CD) from FTD

FTD 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.
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Elvis: 'Through The Lens Of Phillip Harrington' Hardcover Book from FTD

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 Over 150 unpublished from the original negatives of Phillip Harrington.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.
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Kissin' Cousins | Limited Vinyl Edition 2 LP Set from FTD

FTD Vinyl 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.
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Interview Elvis' Kissin' Cousins co-star Cynthia Pepper

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)!

Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Jr

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.

Ann-Margret talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Video Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland, Sweden to Anna Aronsson and Gustav Olsson, a native of Örnsköldsvik. She grew up in a small town 'of lumberjacks and farmers high up near the Arctic Circle'. Her father worked in the United States during his youth and immigrated back in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company. Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the USA four years later. When she filmed Viva Las Vegas with Elvis the two began a relationship.

'Bruce Jackson On The Road With Elvis' Hardcover Book (in Slipcase)

'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.

Christmas With Elvis

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.
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Elvis Christmas Sessions CD (September 5, 6 & 7, 1957)

'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.

Elvis: April 10 1972, Richmond 2 CD Set from Victrola

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.

Elvis: 'The Sound Of Your Cry' CD

'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.
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Angela Lansbury talks about Elvis Presley and Blue Hawaii

Angela Lansbury talks about Elvis Presley and Blue Hawaii.

Review : Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee FTD 2 CD Special Edition

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.

'The King' of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

Cross the road, it's now or never. Or that's what residents in the German town of Friedberg may start humming when their traffic light jumps to green to reveal a hip-swivelling Elvis Presley. Elvis performed his military service there between 1958 and 1960 and the town remains all shook up about its celebrated visitor. To commemorate Elvis' link to Friedberg, located north of Frankfurt, local authorities have transformed three traffic lights into Elvis lights. On red, they show the music icon standing at his microphone. On green, Elvis is seen mid-hip shake, performing his trademark move on tip toes.
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Released | From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs Book

When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the 'Bootleg Bible'. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums. So … it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition titled 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs' chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, we decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation.

The Fifty Voices of Elvis Presley

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.

Released | Elvis: '68 Comeback Special' 5 CD/2 Blu-Ray, 80-page book in slipcase

Sony Music have released the 'Elvis '68 Comeback Special' | 50th Anniversary 5 CD / 2 Blu-Ray, 80-page book housed in hardshell slipcase Boxset. This definitive box-set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV special that helped Elvis Presley reclaim the title of 'The King Of Rock and Roll'. The original special included spirited 'sit-down' performances with Elvis and original band members Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana plus then-new material, including the classic 'If I Can Dream'. The 5CD/2Blu-Ray box set offers all previously released audiovisual material from the special including rare outtakes, plus deluxe book with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making of the program. 12" x 12" Deluxe box set. Order now.
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Elvis Presley | A Musical Prodigy

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.
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'From The Army Reels' | 5 x 45 RPM / EP + 1 CD in deluxe box set

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the VIK label a special very limited edition 45 RPM box set is released. 'From The Army Reels' deluxe box set contains 5 45RPM / EP releases with beautifully designed sleeves & a CD containing the tracks from the vinyl. Many tracks are presented here for the first time on vinyl. Especially for this release, VIK made an edit of 'cool water' as it was basically not suitable for release in its original form. This beautiful set also contains a 12-page booklet. The set is available in GREEN or PINK vinyl.
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Elvis: 'Stax Power' Spliced Takes CD

CMT stays close to their 'Spliced Take' concept on this new release, although this is an album which stands on its own. While editing this album they have made all songs 'blending in' so you will get the feeling as if you are in the actual session with no pauses. All tracks from the 'Stax Sessions' have been included in this 2 CD set. One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of 'Sweet Angeline' which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland, Other must haves are longer intro's for 'Just A Little Bit' and 'I Got A Feeling in My Body' and a new ending for 'It's Midnight'. Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in. If you liked the previous CMT releases you will LOVE this one, and we guarantee it will not leave your player before (and after) 2019!!

Elvis: 'Wonderful Winter Wonderland' Spliced Takes CD

Elvis: 'Wonderful Winter Wonderland' is a spliced take special release and is another winner in the great series and needs no further introduction. One thing we do want to mention is the newly created 'harmony' version of 'The Wonderful World of Christmas', although there are no outtakes available the CMT team managed to make a very different sounding track, where even the vocal ending is far different then the master take! Also just listen to the newly overdubbed version of 'Merry Christmas Baby' which has been re-created from THREE different overdub versions. All the other tracks are spliced very well, with longer intros.

Elvis' Sun 45rpm 7" (inch) replica singles

A strictly low number of 250 sets have been produced of Elvis' Sun 45rpm 7" (inch) replica singles. With the same of last year's release of the 10" (78rpm) version, each of the 5 Sun 45rpm replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and is by far the most original Sun replicas made to date. Not only are all the labels perfect (as the original in size, color and accuracy), the sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound (including That's All Right) pressed on heavy stock vinyl. The singles come in the same type brown paper sleeves as sold with the original releases. Pre-order now from www.elvispresleyshop.com before they are sold out!!

Elvis Presley Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today in a special ceremony at the White House. The posthumous award bestowed by President Trump is, along with the Congressional Gold Medal the highest civilian award in the United States. It recognizes those people who have made 'an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors'. The medal was established by President Truman in 1945 to recognize notable service in the war. In 1963, President Kennedy reintroduced it as an honor for distinguished civilian service in peacetime.
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Elvis: 'For LP Fans Only' 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album

At last! Elvis: 'For LP Fans Only' finally gets the full Follow That Dream (FTD) Classic Album release! This legendary album released in 1959 while Elvis was serving his time for the US Army in Germany, now features bonus tracks including RADIO and TV performances from the '50s and the quality highlights from the recently discovered Bad Nauheim German home recordings. Great performances from the Milton Berle Show, Stage Show and the Steve Allen Show are complemented by intimate recordings of Are You Lonesome Tonight, His Hand In Mine and He Knows What I Need. Released in 7" gatefold format it also contains a 16-page booklet. 'For LP Fans Only' was nominated for best album art of 1959.
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Elvis to be given Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley is one of seven people who will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 16 by President Trump. The White House noted Elvis' accomplishments in the music industry and described him as 'an enduring American icon 4 decades after his death'. 'Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame', the news release said.
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Elvis: 'The Wild One '56' Book from FTD

Following up from the excellent 'Rebel With A Cause' Book earlier this year, Follow That Dream (FTD) will release 'The Wild One '56' by David English and Pål Granlund. The book is 228 pages and features great photographs, including 60 recently discovered shots taken from the original negatives. A bonus CD is included that features The 2nd ED Sullivan Show and The evening Tupelo Fair performance.
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Elvis: 'Holiday Season In Vegas' (Hilton Hotel '75) 2 CD Soundboard from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of Elvis: 'Holiday Season In Vegas' (Hilton Hotel '75). Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from the Hilton Holiday Season shows in December 1975 Las Vegas. The shows are 'soundboard quality' and the AUDIO has sonic imperfections. It is on the original source tape.
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'Elvis: 'Café Europa | G.I. Blues Vol. 2' limited edition 2 LP Set

Follow That Dream (FTD) Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: 'Café Europa | G.I. Blues Vol. 2' limited edition. The album contains more great outtakes from the G.I Blues soundtrack sessions. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
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Interview with legendary guitarist, Reggie Young

One of the most recorded guitar players of all time, Reggie Young has played on hundreds of hit songs in multiple genres. His career spans over 50 years and between the years 1967 thru 1971 alone his guitar was on 120 Top 40 pop and R&B hits. He's recorded with Elvis and opened for The Beatles along with playing guitar on several hundred different artists recordings, playing rockabilly, R&B, rock, pop, country and jazz with some of the greatest of all time: ... Do you have a special memory with Elvis? Well, it's all a special moment. But especially American, the one on one, when we were just sittin' around talking and you know, after the fact I look back and say, man I was just sittin' around talking to Elvis.

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?'
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