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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.
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.
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.
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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(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.
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?'
Elvis Presley and Jack Lord first met on January 14, 1973 following Elvis' triumphant Aloha From Hawaii television special. Elvis made special mention that Jack was in the audience which completely 'floored' the Lords., 'One of my favorite actors is in the audience, Jack Lord, I gotta say that, you know, Hawaii 5-0'. Afterwards, they went backstage and met Elvis for the first time, and met later at The Lords home facing the ocean on the Oahu side of the island. They met again on February 10, 1973 in Las Vegas.
... If, on the other hand, you are an Elvis fan who has not been exposed to this material very much before, then you are in for a real treat. Between the two discs on this Elvis In Person Special Edition 2 CD set, you will have at least one version of every song released from this engagement thus far. Sit back, crank it up, and enjoy!
Sony Music release of '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" 12" Deluxe box set. Pre-order now
'King Of The Whole Wide World - The Kid Galahad Sessions' is a sublime 4 CD boxset with the most complete 'Kid Galahad' recording sessions ever presented, including many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono masters as well as the stereo masters! The mono sessions are presented in the best audio quality till now. Far superior to recent previous releases. Included is a neat 12-page booklet! If you are into Elvis' movie years this is a must-have.
Elvis Sings Mort Shuman And Doc Pomus CD . Based on the 1985 vinyl album, this stunning collection contains 19 rare and hard to outtakes from songs written by both Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus.
After the release of 'The Swinging Sixties' (Petticoat LP 001) now it is time for the second release of the newly found Petticoat label. Elvis: 'You Asked Me Too' includes a fantastic vinyl album plus a BONUS CD album with 14 country oriented rare and hard to find songs from the late 1960's and 1970's! Great stuff, housed in a stunning full color sleeve and available in both GOLD and CLEAR vinyl.
Gordon Stoker talks about Elvis Presley
(02:37) In this video interview Gordon Stoker - a member of The Jordanaires, shares his memories of when they first met Elvis and recording in the studio with him.
Elvis One presents Elvis: Soundtrack Sessions CD
contains 22 tracks, with 11 tracks previously unavailable through Elvis record company. All tracks in the best possible sound quality!
Elvis One presents volume 2 of 'Pure & Simple
' - Elvis without backing vocals & overdubs, the pure sound of Elvis Presley. Original masters but also some alternate versions were used for this release. In most of the studio sessions the backing musicians were there with Elvis and Elvis was singing along with them – yet here these vocals are faded out if they were present.
Victrola label is proud to present 'Avventura In Oriente' an ultimate release of Elvis' 'Harum Scarum' movie soundtrack material. What makes this new release so special? Most of it has been released before, but never before in such pristine quality! The outtakes come from a direct copy of a DAT cassette that was made on November 1989 in New York City. It was a surprise to discover masters that we had not heard in the way before. On this DAT copy there were also other outtakes from other studio sessions. Most of these outtakes have been released before but never before have they been heard in stereo. The special feature of the Harum Scarum sessions is that the songs were recorded with two drummers that can also be heard simultaneously, this is clearly audible in the sessions. As this release deals with the year 1965, some other songs are included on this release as a bonus.
I'm Saved The year is 1968. After several years of making movies without personal appearances things are about to change. This new release is purely fictional and presents Elvis Presley's Comeback Special in a totally different way; Elvis is hosting his own TV Special and tells his side of the story. Elvis talks about his career, first record and Hollywood. His personal life, tragedies, future plans and God, giving you an intimate look at his life and career in a way only he can. Including rare footage and home movies, original clips from the movies, and some cool vintage commercials from 1968! (Yes, the Big Mac also has its 50th anniversary!) Presented in 'True' widescreen for the first time! Not stretching out Elvis body or face, but all shots individually repaired for the best result!
Sony Music will release a 50th Anniversary 2 Blu-ray 5 CD Boxset of the '68 Comeback Special' in November.
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.
Glen Campbell Sings For The King features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made for Elvis between 1964 and 1968. The CD features 18 recently unearthed and unreleased tracks from the recordings that Campbell made between 1964 and 1968 for Elvis Presley.
, who appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little
, had a memorable turn on Star Trek and donned a loincloth to play 'the original flower child' in the jungle-set cult classic Eve, has died last Sunday at her home in Westlake Village, California. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2014 and turned to a crowdsourcing site to help pay her medical expenses. She was 74.
On February 14, 1973 Elvis presented Muhammad Ali with an 'Elvis Style' robe emblazoned with the words, 'People's Choice' on the back in rhinestones and jewels. The wording was a mistake as Ali was known as the 'The Peoples Champion'. Elvis was very upset about this but it too late. Ali thanked Elvis for the robe then went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center for his fight that night against Joe Bugner where he wore Elvis' robe for the first time. Often the story is told he did not wear it this night, but he sure did, and he won the fight too! Sammy Davis Jr was ringside for the fight and bought into the ring post fight by Ali.
'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977
has been released and our order is on the way to us. This large format (3 kg / 6.6 pounds) hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen
and Keith Alverson contains more than 1,200 photos from 1976 and 1977 with more than 1,000 never published, or even seen, before.
'Elvis June '75' is a new soundboard recorded 4 CD set from The Rock N Roll Majesty label.
The 'From Cover to Vinyl | The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs
' book is being printed right now and will be available for shipping in about 3 weeks. Demand is high so please get your order in as soon as possible before it is sold out. The book is limited to 750 copies and there will definitely be no reprint.
Raquel Welch : I first saw Elvis Presley in concert in 1956, when I was 15 years old. He played the San Diego Arena
in the spring, and my family lived in nearby La Jolla.Heartbreak Hotel
was already a radio hit, and I couldn't get enough of it. Hearing that song was a real turning point for me as a teenager. When I saw him in action, he was mesmerizing. I screamed myself silly ... 'This must be what sex is all about' ... How a 'smoldering' 1956 performance by Elvis hypnotized a budding sex symbol ...
Elvis Presley | The Searcher will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD (deluxe digibook presentation) in Australia in October. 'The Searcher' is a 2-part, 3 hour HBO documentary on Elvis Presley, one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and follows his musical journey from his childhood to his final recording session in 1976. Featuring over 20 new interviews with Priscilla Presley, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, his former band members and childhood friends.
The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to Graceland and hours of unseen archival video footage and unreleased recordings.
' contains 23 tracks, including 22 outtakes previously unreleased by Elvis' record company; Also 3 official previously unreleased binaural recordings; and more! This release is another in 'The Bootleg Series
' by Elvis ONE. As a bonus we've included all five radio spot announcements for the movie 'Clambake'. Only announcement #2 was available before on the Elvis Anthology CD from the Elvis One label. The booklet is of course complete with recording information and some rare photos!
Young And Beautiful CD | Elvis As Recorded In Stereo! is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series' by Elvis One - Including all the original album/single masters in stereo from the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era plus some additional alternate versions! No fake
stereo or electronic stereo but just as recorded in 1956 and 1957. For the first time together on one great new album and in the best possible sound!
The most trusted man in America, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, happened to be off, and Roger Mudd was sitting in. The newscast's 'fish bowl' - the key group of senior producers - had decided to lead with a story about the proposed Panama Canal treaty. While the program was being prepped, the wires exploded with news that Elvis Presley had died. ABC and NBC led with the death and ran special broadcasts after their late local news. CBS producers decided to include it, but only later in the broadcast.
VIK known for their release 'Greetings From Germany' is proud to present 'The Complete Uncut Bad Nauheim Tapes' containing 3 hours of Elvis recordings from Bad Nauheim. This is Elvis like you never heard him before. With loads of unreleased material & notes from the files of Rex Mansfield. An awesome collection! This is exactly how it appeared on the tapes, remastered for your listening pleasure but UNCUT! So expect some microphone overload or volume changes throughout the tape. These tapes 'UNCUT' is how real collectors need to have it in their collection. This 3 CD set will be released in a deluxe
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.
These days, it's almost a miracle when something new turns up, especially when it's from Elvis' finest years. Two hours' worth of homerecordings from 1959 sounds too good to be true, and yet here with Elvis: 'The Bad Nauheim Tapes' | Part 1 & Part 2 CDs it is.
These remarkable recordings were made while Elvis lived in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Listening to these recordings, it's clear that he is having a good time with his pals, but the keen listener will also note that he is mapping out his musical future. Gospel music was always his first love, so naturally that's well represented here. Most notable are several stabs at 'He Knows Just What I Need', and it's not unlikely that the idea to record it at some point was born here. Same with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', a song that would be a million seller for him one year later.
The Elvis 'Spiced Takes' series continues with 'Elvis Summer Festival' containing some very rare tracks from the 'That's the Way It Is' era...
This time some amazing splices were made from some of the rehearsals for the actual movie, since they were for rehearsal purposes the actual listening pleasure is missing in some way, because of the many breaks and repeating parts... until now..... Next to the rehearsals, excellent studio splices are also included as well as a great live version of 'Just Pretend' with reprise!
Comeback '68 | The Story Of The Elvis Special
is an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/producer Steve Binder
. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis' controlling manager Colonel Parker
, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis' trust. With a foreword by Priscilla Presley, this 180-page commemorative volume is a must-have for Elvis fans.
Parker was wrong in advising Elvis against the role in 'A Star Is Born' | If it really were the Colonel who talked Elvis out of accepting Streisand's offer, he would have been absolutely right to do so, in every respect. To list the numerous reasons for that would go beyond the scope and provide enough material for a separate article on that subject only. So, let's cut a long story short: Whoever believes Elvis should have done this movie, may please watch it (it's available on DVD). The role was magnificent for Kris Kristofferson, but for Elvis it would have been a disaster.
Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of 'What Now My Love', released as a 5 inch digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from his legendary Vegas shows in August 1972 at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas. 'What Now My Love' consist of the midnight shows on August 11 and 12. Between Madison Square Garden and Aloha From Hawaii, the Elvis Presley Show was at its peak! Elvis is in top form with both new and old songs in his repertoire, and especially with the addition of 3 great new songs, 'What Now My Love', 'Fever' and 'My Way'.
In an effort to find the right style for each arrangement, Elvis totally commits himself to each performance. The opening lines of 'What Now My Love' will send thrills down your spine
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(FTD) Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis - Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2
' limited edition 2 LP Record Set. The album contains excellent binaural outtakes of 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Treat Me Nice', Baby I Don't Care' and others. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180-gram format.
We'd like to present to you Elvis Presley 'The Perfect (Take) 1' CD, a 2 CD collection containing Elvis' first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to disappear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6-panel double disc digipack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy 'The Perfect 1'.
After a short break 'Venus Productions; continues their very successful series Unedited Masters Once again, we managed to present you unreleased-/unedited-/alternate tracks. All tracks are digitally transferred from the ORIGINAL studio tapes to guarantee you the best possible sound you'll ever gonna get. Highlights of this release are, without a doubt, the unreleased takes of LIFE. Get ready for some great surprises!
When premiered in 1957, moviegoers could barely hear the dialogue due to the screaming and swooning of Elvis' frenzied fans. Now newly remastered for optimum sound and picture quality, 'Loving You
' stars a young Elvis Presley in his second feature film. This semi-autobiographical tale - which boasts some of his most outstanding performances including Teddy Bear
and Loving You
- chronicles the King's meteoric rise to super-stardom. With his unique vocal style, smoldering sensuality, and easy-going sex appeal to burn, Elvis shows us why he will live forever! This is highly recommended DVD release.