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From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA + Soundstage Recordings Part 3 CD

Elvis One presents part 3 of 'From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California + Soundstage Recordings'. Part 3 contains 25 Tracks including some great movie versions and outtakes. The movie versions with (film) score from 'G.I. Blues' will surprise you as well as the 3 great radio spots from 'Wild In The Country'. These and some other tracks you can hear for the first time on CD! Including a booklet with photos and recording information.

Elvis: Chicas !!! Chicas !!! Chicas !!! CD

Elvis One presents Chicas !!! Chicas !!! Chicas !!! A collection of 43 tracks from the Hal Wallis' production 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'. This CD contains the mono albums masters, unedited masters and outtakes, the Gilda Maiken recordings for the movie (taken from acetate) and 9 radio spots. A great new collection including some official previously unreleased recordings and for the first time on CD nine (9) hard to find promotional radio spots from the movie taken from the original promo record. Including a booklet with photos and recording information.

Elvis 50s CD from Elvis One

Elvis One presents a great CD with 33 tracks from the fifties! On Elvis Presley '50s (The Bootleg Series) CD you can hear for the first time on CD the unedited Elvis performances at The Milton Berle Show from April 3, 1956 and The Steve Allen Show from July 1, 1956, including the full introduction of these shows.

FTD Releases Delayed

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Follow That Dream collectors label has postponed the upcoming releases 'Elvis: St. Louis / Spokane' and 'The Kid Galahad Sessions' to at least the second week of April.
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Elvis Presley 42 Years ... Gone too soon ... Gone too long

Elvis lived 15,561 days. On March 23, 2020, we reached the point when he had been gone the same number of days. That's exactly 42 years, 7 months and 8 days. So he has now been gone longer than he was with us.

Elvis Presley and the Memphis Mafia

The group of friends around Elvis became known as the Memphis Mafia.

Review | Elvis Country FTD Special Edition 2 CD Set

How do you follow up an album like From Elvis In Memphis and the singles and follow up album that flowed from the 1969 recording sessions at Chip's Moman's Memphis American Sound Studio's? In February 1970 RCA recorded Elvis live in Las Vegas and released the classic live album, On Stage, but it was not until June of that year that Elvis re-entered a studio to cut an album proper. Elvis Country was the result, released in January 1971, it was Elvis' only real concept album and in my opinion does rate as Elvis best album. Elvis recorded country music throughout his career - from classics at Sun sessions in the Fifties to unrepentant schlock. 1971's Elvis Country isn't as famous as his 1969 landmark From Elvis In Memphis but it's one of his most consistent, thematically tight albums, showing off his voice in boundless, effortless form and taking on a set of songs he had a deep connection with.

Last chance to order these Elvis Books ...

We are able to obtain only a few copies of each of the following quality large/heavy hardcover books. Pre-order now for April. Available with the new Stay Away Joe / Speedway Book around Easter.

King Creole Blu-ray

Paramount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new 'Paramount Presents' label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio's vast and storied library. Among the first three films in the Blu-ray line is be the acclaimed Elvis Presley drama 'King Creole'. The first three titles will be available beginning April 21, 2020.

Elvis and the coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus. Both are down in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros.
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Elvis: The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 CD Boxset from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the release of 'The Kid Galahad Sessions'. This 8" deluxe 2-CD package includes many Remixed and Remastered Unrleleased Studio Outtakes and features a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, record and movie data, memorabilia and rare photos.

Elvis: St. Louis / Spokane Soundboard Concert FTD 2 CD

As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis: St. Louis / Spokane. Released as a 2-CD 5" digi-pak, featuring Elvis at the Kiel Auditorium on March 22 and The Coliseum on April 1976.

Freddy Bienstock | Music Publishing and Elvis Presley

Although Freddy Bienstock is not a household name, he is famous to many as the music publisher and plugger for Elvis Presley. But still, even to Elvis fans, he is something of a mystery figure. We know about James BurtonScotty MooreRed West and Colonel Parker, but who can tell you much about Freddy Bienstock? And yet look in the index of any Elvis Presley biography and you will find references to him. He runs through Peter Guralnick's definitive biographies, and, quite clearly, he is an essential component in the Elvis story.

Review | Promised Land FTD 2 CD Classic Album

Follow That Dream's 'Promised Land' completes the STAX trilogy and the 2-CD version is a welcome addition to the growing catalogue of collectors releases. The Promised Land album is indeed a classic but by including the alternate album and 'the making of' – it's now widescreen (so to speak) ... The 1974 released classic album includes: yearning ballads, funk, late night laments – and a burning Chuck Berry cover that could melt speaker grills ... To sum up, Elvis took us on a trip to the promised land that's one hell of a ride ... Elvis takes Chuck Berry's classic 1964 musical travelogue Promised Land and amps it in a rocking tour-de-force - and it's fantastic to hear takes 3, 4, powered by Ronnie Tutt's powerhouse drumming and James Burton's driving guitar.

Preview #2 | Elvis: Behind The Scenes Speedway & Stay Away Joe 400 page Book

View a new six (6) page preview of images from the Erik Lorentzen published 'Elvis: Behind The Scenes Speedway & Stay Away Joe' 400-page Hardcover Book. Due out in April for Easter this large and heavy (3kg | 6.60 Pounds) book contains some awesome and unseen photos from the set of the two films. We are going to be seeing around 250-300 photos that are unseen and most are from Behind The Scenes. Elvis Presley ... Fooling around on the set | Playing with his friends | Playing touch football | Water battles | riding | Singing and racing | Amazing portraits.

Elvis: That's The Way It Is Cinema Re-release | April 2020 | Book Tickets Now

Book tickets now | Trafalgar Releasing has set a re-release for the concert documentary 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' for April 22, 2020 in 14 countries. The event will mark the 50th anniversary of the film's original release by MGM.
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Preview | Elvis: Behind The Scenes Speedway & Stay Away Joe 400 page Book

View a five (5) page preview of images from the Erik Lorentzen published 'Elvis: Behind The Scenes Speedway & Stay Away Joe' 400-page Hardcover Book. Due out in April for Easter this large and heavy (3kg | 6.60 Pounds) book contains some awesome and unseen photos from the set of the two films. We are going to be seeing around 250-300 photos that are unseen and most are from Behind The Scenes. Elvis Presley ... Fooling around on the set | Playing with his friends | Playing touch football | Water battles | riding | Singing and racing | Amazing portraits.

Released | 'Elvis In California' 2-CD Soundboard Recorded Concert Set (FTD)

Follow That Dream has released the CD, 'Elvis In California' and our order is now on the way to us. This 2-CD set in 5" digipak features Elvis touring during May 1974. The shows, taken from the original soundboard tapes, feature concerts from Selland Arena, Fresno (May 12) and Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino (May 10 & 13).

Fun In Acapulco | Spliced Takes Special CD

'I Think I'm Gonna Like this release...' Last years 'Viva Las Vegas' release was a real winner and included lots of new and fresh sounding tracks with cool edits. Fun In Acapulco | Spliced Takes Special CD is no different and will surprise you with a great new soundtrack which includes 13 (!!) new and unreleased spliced takes. Almost all tracks have a longer running time due to the clever use of different takes. The title track has been re-edited and sounds like a completely new take! The same goes for 'Rhumba In A Sports Car' which has also been extended.
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Interview With Elvis Presley | August 28, 1956

Interview With Elvis Presley. August 28, 1956. About the 'Criticism'About the ShowSo I'm Never Nervous, Huh?My Special GirlWhat, No Singing Lessons?The Green ScrapbookMy Greatest AmbitionMy SideburnsMy True ReligionHave I Changed?Who Am I Going to Act Like?Do I Really Play the Guitar?Do I Say All Those Things?On Amusement ParksWhy Do I Sing Like I Do?And Now, What Can I Say?Fan Club Address Change.

Work In Progress | The Guitar Man Album Sessions Volume 1 CD Set

Work In Progress | The Guitar Man Album Sessions Volume 1 CD Set. In 1980 Felton Jarvis, Elvis' record producer for the last decade came to the remarkable idea to freshen up some of Elvis' recordings. The idea was to add totally new backing tracks to Elvis' voice. This resulted in the 1981 record release of 'Guitar Man'.  Felton was convinced Elvis would have loved it. The original album contained 10 songs (which all can be heard in a wonderful newly remastered sound quality on this new 2 CD set). But Felton worked on a bunch of other songs to see if they would suit the project. This special 2 CD set contains many of those unreleased versions that never made it to the record. Also included are some unreleased unfinished versions of tracks that did make it to the final GUITAR MAN album.
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Elvis: 40 Greatest! 'Pink Album' 2 CD Set

The legendary 40 Greatest! 2 CD Set PINK ALBUM is now available on a deluxe double compact disc set. Elvis' 40 Greatest, originally released (on Arcade) in 1974 and UK's biggest-selling album over the Christmas period of that year, but along with all albums on K-tel, Ronco and Arcade, it was ineligible for the UK Albums Chart until 1975 because it was felt that heavy TV advertising and low pricing distorted the charts. It finally reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1977, and became the 10th best-selling album of the 1970s in the UK.
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Southbound Luxor LP (August 31, 1976)

Southbound was originally released in 1998 featuring the August 31 1976 show from Macon Georgia. The 7th tour of 1976 is not known as being the best tour in Elvis' career. During this particular show Elvis appeared demotivated. He was definitely struggling to get to the end of this engagement. Most likely the crowd never even noticed this as they go wild like always as Elvis delivered a mediocre performance.
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Blackie | Bill Black and Elvis Presley

For someone who played such a large part in the early years of Elvis Presley, helping establish the hillbilly cat, it's more than a little surprising how few and spread about are the details of Bill Black.

Delayed | 'Elvis In California' 2-CD Soundboard Recorded Concert Set (FTD)

Due to a printing error the Follow That Dream collectors label have had to re-print the 'Elvis In California'cover. Therefor the CD will not be shipped on February 3rd as planned but hopefully later in the week. As part of the ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis In California'. Released as a 2-CD 5" digipak, this set features Elvis touring during May 1974. The shows, taken from the original soundboard tapes, feature concerts from Selland Arena, Fresno (May 12) and Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino (May 10 & 13).

Elvis' pink-and-white 1955 Cadillac Coming To Charlotte Motor Speedway

From Charlotte Motor Speedway: Move over, Richard Petty and Steve Kinser: another famous car belonging to 'The King' is coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Elvis Presley's pink-and-white 1955 Cadillac, the car most associated with 'The King' and the birth of Rock 'N' Roll music, will roll into Charlotte Motor Speedway to serve as the centerpiece attraction for the April 2-5 Pennzoil AutoFair. Other than a trip to London in 2015, the iconic Fleetwood sedan - recognized as one of the most famous American-made cars - has not been displayed outside of Memphis since Elvis Presley's Graceland opened for tours in 1982. Currently the car resides in the new Presley Motors exhibit in the Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex across the street from Graceland.

Interview with Jackie De Shannon

Jackie DeShannon is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period. Her biggest break came in February 1964 when she supported The Beatles on their first US tour and formed a touring band with guitarist Ry Cooder. In 1975 with Donna Weiss, she composed 'Queen of the Rodeo' and 'Bette Davis Eyes' for her album New Arrangement. The song 'Bette Davis Eyes' later became a worldwide Number 1 single for singer Kim Carnes in 1981.

Elvis Presley 1968 CD

Elvis One presents Elvis 1968. A collection of 23 recordings, including take 1 of 'U.S. Male', 'Stay Away' (take 1, slow version), 'Stay Away' (take 4, fast version), the hard to find backing track of 'A Little Less Conversation', some outtakes from the 1968 TV special, and many more. All these recordings are in very good sound and previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. Including a booklet with photos and recording information.

Elvis: Hometown Memphis 6 CD Set

Hometown Memphis is a 6 CD set to be released soon. This is a limited numbered set of 300 copies.
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'Elvis In California' 2-CD Soundboard Recorded Concert Set (FTD)

As part of the ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis In California'. Released as a 2-CD 5" digipak, this set features Elvis touring during May 1974. The shows, taken from the original soundboard tapes, feature concerts from Selland Arena, Fresno (May 12) and Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino (May 10 & 13).
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Love Letters From Elvis (2-LP Limited Edition) from FTD

FTD Vinyl's next release upgrades 'Love Letters From Elvis'. Recorded during the marathon sessions held in Nashville, June 4-8, 1970, the original LP became the last album of utilising songs recorded during that week. This new 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition mastered at Abbey Road and features a FESTIVAL of outtakes and masters.

Mary Tyler Moore talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Mary Tyler Moore talks about Elvis Presley.

Interview with Anita Wood

Interview with with Anita Wood, Elvis' girlfriend during the whirlwind late 50's. Anita talks about meeting Elvis for the first time WHPQ radio television in Memphis 1957, dating, Elvis being drafted and his mothers reaction, Hollywood, Elvis Presley Jr, Natalie Wood and more.

Recalling Elvis Presley's Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. Energized by the galvanizing global success of 1968's Singer Presents … Elvis NBC TV special, Elvis was primed and ready for a long-awaited return to the concert stage. Yet for Elvis, it was still a mighty gamble, as Vegas was the same town that treated him like an alien from a traveling freak show during his ill-fated 1956 appearances at The New Frontier Hotel. Elvis knew what was on the line and was understandably nervous about how he'd be received.

Goldie Hawn talks about meeting Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Goldie Hawn recalls meeting Elvis when he visited her on the 'Laugh-In' NBC set. 'I met Elvis when I was in Laugh-In ... He was on the set because we used to rehearse in the studio ant NBC ...' And in walks this guy, and he was soooo beautiful, that it just took my breath away, everybody's breath away. And he walked up to me, and he tussled my hair, and he said 'you look like a chicken that's just been hatched'. '....

Jerry Reed and The Importance of Elvis Presleys Guitar Man Sessions

Jerry Reed immediately took over the session, you can hear it from the first notes of the first take - Reed is coaching the musicians, encouraging them, egging them on, with Felton happy just to be presiding over some thing that is actually happening. There is a bright, shimmering surface to the music different in many respects from anything Elvis has ever recorded before but providing, at the same time, the kind of churning, driving rhythm that has characterized Elvis' music from the first. There is not the slightest question of Elvis' engagement. There is no self-deprecation, there is no wisecracking; all of the singer's attention is focused on the music..

Released | The Elvis Is Back Sessions 4-CD Set from FTD

FTD has released 'The Elvis Is Back Sessions'. For the first time, here are all the songs as recorded in sequence. Included are all the RCA outtakes and masters. The release includes a deluxe 28-page booklet and sound carrier adorned with, beautiful portraits, rare photos, insightful essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.

Released | The Making of Viva Las Vegas Deluxe Hardcover Book and CD Set

Follow That Dream has released the Deluxe book / CD set 'The Making of Viva Las Vegas'. Produced in cooperation with David English and Pal Granlund this 400-page hardcover book is packed in a deluxe slipcase and has the same size and format as the 'Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo' book / CD from the FTD label.

Interview with Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge began his musical career at age 20 in a gospel quartet with Bill Gaither. He went on to be the lead singer for the Foggy River Boys. At 5'3", the guitarist had to stand on an empty Coke crate to reach the microphone. Elvis Presley first met Hodge backstage after the group performed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Review | Pot Luck With Elvis FTD 2 CD Special Edition | The End of An Era

When Elvis Presley entered RCA's Studio B in Nashville Tennessee on June 25th, 1961, the goal was just to record both sides of a strong June-planned single release. The last one ('I feel So Bad' / 'Wild In The Country') had been a little disappointing. It wasn't that it had performed badly on the charts (No.5) or that it had sold poorly (600.000 copies). But it broke a string of number one records, and the units sold contrasted to the almost 2 million copies of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', the one million plus of It's Now Or Never, the 900.000 copies of 'Stuck On You' from the previous year, or the 750.000 of 'Surrender' in February 1961. All these figures weren't unnoticed by RCA, the Colonel and Elvis himself.
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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of 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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.