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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.
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.
For October Release from Follow That Dream
(FTD) Vinyl is the 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.
'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!.
Due for release soon is 'Elvis: The Movies
' a new large hardback book from Alan Hanson and Erik Lorentzen
(The Elvis Files
Sony will now release the vinyl RCA album Moody Blue LP as a 40th Anniversary limited edition in clear BLUE 180 gram vinyl the 3rd week of October.
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.
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.
Elton John : I remember so well the day my mother came home with a 78 of 'Heartbreak Hotel'. She said she'd just heard it in the record shop and she knew she had to buy it straight away. So she put it on for us both to listen to and I'd never heard anything like that before in my whole life.
Region Free Blu-ray release of two of Elvis Presley's movies, Clambake
and Frankie and Johnny
are now available to pre-order at ElvisPresleyShop.com
for a strictly limited time only.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the album release of 'Moody Blue' Hepcat Records will release, 'The Alternate Moody Blue' 10 Inch Vinyl / 45 Rpm / CD set. The ultimate editon of Elvis' legendary last album is now available. This deluxe 10 inch boxset contains a 10 inch vinyl record + a 45 RPM EP & a fully packed CD.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the album release of 'Moody Blue' Hepcat Records will release The Alternate Moody Blue 2 LP set with both LPs fully packed with the best available material from this legendary album.
The 'Private Presley' CD and vinyl LP
are two (2) special releases made for the Elvis Presley Festival in Bad Nauheim. The tracklisting features tracks released during his army period and home recordings and some post army tracks.
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.
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.