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Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings 24 page Gatefold 2LP

Memphis Recording Service will release 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings' (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl 24 Page Gatefold), an exclusive Limited Edition 'Record Store Day' release for 2017. Any leftovers the week after April 22nd can only then, (under RSD rules) be available by your local Elvis dealer. This LIMITED EDITION 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presley's television appearances from 1956 – 1960. All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology. The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs with listings of Elvis' TV appearance dates.
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'Pot Luck' for 'Record Store Day' release on golden vinyl

For 'Record Store Day' release 2017 and for the very first time in blue vinyl 'Pot Luck' in a strictly one pressing, limited & numbered edition of 1.000 copies on 180 Gram Golden Vinyl, featuring album art cover with alternate pictures and vintage back cover advertising.
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'Blue Hawaii' for 'Record Store Day' release on blue vinyl

For 'Record Store Day' release 2017 and for the very first time in blue vinyl 'Blue Hawaii' in a strictly one pressing, limited & numbered edition of 1.000 copies on 180 Gram Blue Vinyl, featuring album art cover with alternate pictures and vintage back cover advertising.
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Interview with Guitarist-arranger-songwriter Billy Strange

In this video interview with Billy Strange (From 2010, to celebrate his 80th birthday), Billy talks about his friendship with Elvis, writing songs for him with Mac Davis. Writing Memories, discussing the lyrics with Elvis in the process of writing the song, A Little Less Conversation and about that songs mega success in 2002. Working with Elvis on the song Viva Las Vegas, 'I was playing guitar on Viva Las Vegas ... he liked what I did'. On their friendship he talks about Elvis calling him up 'to his house' and them 'playing with the baby, Lisa Marie for hours. Billy also talks about working with Nancy Sinatra and her hit, These Boots Were Made for Walking and much more.
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'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise Vol. 2' Hardcover Book + CD

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release the second volume of 'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise', this book completes the story chronicling a further 51 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs to add to the 55 songs featured in 'His Songs Of Praise Volume 1'. Once again, the story of each song is told with extensively researched detail. Also observe the high quality and subtle differences on the front cover and many other photographs of Elvis featured throughout the 350 pages. In addition, the 32-track CD that runs for over 79 minutes features many rare and officially unreleased tracks.
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'Elvis Las Vegas '74' 2 CD Set from FTD

'Elvis Las Vegas '74' contains Two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20, 1974. This release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range. Mastered by Jan Eliasson.
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Released: Platinum: A Life In Music 4 CD Set

Sony Music have re-released Platinum: A Life In Music. 'Platinum' chronicles the outstanding career of Elvis Presley (1954 to 1977) from a unique perspective. It features 100 performances, 77 of which are previously unreleased. This historic overview traces his development as an artist and emphasizes how Elvis' music always returned to its unshakable core values. This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously unreleased alternate takes of Elvis Presley's hits.
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Interview with Shirley Dieu

Shirley Dieu met Elvis Presley in 1975. After becaming friends, she would spend the next 3 years touring and vacationing hith him. In this exclusive Interview with Sergio Luiz Shirley tells her amazing story and how she became the 'Memphis Mafia Princess'. 'I don’t think that Elvis took the vacation as a “much needed break.” He had just gotten his plane The Lisa Marie’ and felt a certain freedom that he hadn’t really had before. So since he loved Hawaii, he said “Hey, I’'m taking everyone to Hawaii.” It was a last minute kind of thing ...'
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Released: 'Speedway' double vinyl LP from FTD Vinyl

The Follow That Dream (FTD) collector's label have released a double vinyl LP for the 'Speedway' soundtrack containing remixed Soundtrack Masters' and contains remixed stereo and mono masters.
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Review: Elvis Presley Sold Out!: FTD 2 CD 1974 Soundboards: Tulsa and Cleveland

Let's cut to March 1, 1974 -- wild crowd hysteria and the Elvis Presley touring colossus hits Tulsa, Oklahoma -- 2001 intro, then an high-octane 'See See Rider' kicks in -- it's infectious, cutting bluesy riff sounds fabulous and there's an awesome ripping James Burton solo ... fabulous all the way to the final Ronnie Tutt cymbal crash. It's almost 1972 again and, 'I Got A Woman' Elvis then comments: 'Good evening! It's a real pleasure to be here in this beautiful place'. However, chat is kept to a bare minimum because it's strictly down to business and the TCB band were never tighter than '74 after being honed on multiple live shows through the early 1970s. The Follow That Dream release, Sold Out! 2-CD On Tour 1974, includes an additional 1974 soundboard from June 21, Cleveland Ohio, and fantastic additional artwork and liner notes. The hysteria surrounding the March/June tour of '74 and the story of Elvis performing at the Mabee Special Events Center is captured perfectly by Robert Frieser's sourced text and the included press reviews ...
Elvis Reviews > Elvis CD Reviews > FTD > By David Tinson

Barry Gordon's comedy routine on the June 5, 1956 Milton Berle Show

Elvis Presley Video View Barry Gordon's comedy routine on the June 5, 1956 Milton Berle Show.
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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.
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'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series

The Follow That Dream (FTD) collector's label has released 'A Date With Elvis' as a special double CD release in the Classic Album series and our order is on the way to us now. The set contains masters, outtakes and home recordings made during his Army time in Germany. This 7" digipack 2-CD set also features stereo masters and 'fly-on-the-wall' persona; recordings made during his Army time in Germany. It also includes the 'Is It So Strange' Binaural session.
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Elvis in Toronto, 1957

Elvis Presley's two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens were among only five he ever performed outside of the U.S. The April 2 concert is now featured in the 'Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2, 1957' Hardcover Book. 'It goes without saying', Toronto Star music critic Hugh Thomson wrote in a scathing review of Elvis Presley's two-concert appearance at Maple Leaf Gardens on April 2, 1957, 'he has all the appeal of one-part dynamite and one-part chain-lightning to the adolescent girls, but to one like myself who is neither a girl nor adolescent, I could only feel he was strikingly devoid of talent'.
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Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2, 1957 Hardcover Book

'Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2, 1957' Hardcover Book. the third book of Erik Lorentzen in the 'Gold Standard Series', is now at the printers and so will be published soon. The book tells the story of the two performances that Elvis did on April 2, 1957, sixty years ago, in Toronto, Canada. With over 350 previously unpublished photos taken from the original negatives, and new stories in text, you'll be taken back to the fifties! Amazing and beautiful photos show Elvis before, during and after the performance on stage, backstage, etc. A great collector's item for fifties fan and a wonderful book for every Elvis fan! Available to pre-order at ElvisPresleyShop.com
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Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings Vinyl for 'RSD'

MRS will release for 'Record Store Day', 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings', a LIMITED EDITION 180 gram double LP set containing for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presley's television appearances from 1956-1960. All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology. The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs with listings of Elvis' TV appearance dates.
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Review : Memphis Recording Service: The Complete Works 1935-1955 CD Set

Memphis Recording Service is known for putting a lot of work into its high-quality releases and Memphis Recording Service: The Complete Works 1953-1955 is no exception. The label kept their promise that the overall sound quality of these recordings would be improved thanks to new remastering. Memphis Recording Service painstakingly remastered and restored the classic Sun recordings 'using the most sophisticated technology available' according to the liner notes of the release, and you can certainly hear that on the majority of the master takes on disc one. ... All in all, Memphis Recording Service: The Complete Works 1935-1955 is an excellent release that will not only be of interest to those who missed out on A Boy from Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings but to anyone who wants to have all of Elvis' Sun recordings collected in one place and in the best sound quality possible right now.
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An Interview with Mother Dolores Hart

Once an in-demand Hollywood actress, Dolores Hart shocked the entertainment industry when she gave up everything to become a cloistered Benedictine Roman Catholic nun. She left her career, broke off her engagement to Los Angeles businessman Don Robinson, and pursued her vocation as a nun.
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Elvis Presley's Memphis officially opened to public

The new 'Elvis Presley's Memphis' opened today. Jack Soden, Priscilla Presley and Joel Weinshanker cut the ribbon on the new a $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment complex across the street from Graceland Mansion.
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CMT's 'Sun Records' takes the history of rock 'n' roll on an entertaining ride

CMT is selling 'Sun Records' as the saga of Elvis PresleyJohnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis as the revolutionary first generation of rock 'n' roll, but the show is really about Sam Phillips, founder of the record label that recorded them all - Sun Records - in 1950s Memphis. Phillips is played by Chad Michael Murray as a poor and stubborn innovator, determined to build a company around a new sound that would combine black rhythm and blues with white country music to forge both an art form and a money-maker.
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Elvis Presley's Memphis will open in one week

Priscilla Presley will be on hand to kick off a four-day grand opening celebration for Elvis Presley's Memphis on Thursday, March 2, at Graceland. The $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment and museum complex is the second phase of Graceland's expansion plans. It will feature a new Elvis Presley career museum, the 'Presley Motors' automobile museum, a 20,000-square-foot 'Graceland Soundstage' performing space/meeting hall, a barbecue restaurant, a 1950s-inspired diner and retail stores. The facility will be five times the size of the current visitors center.
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Interview with Julie Parrish : Elvis' Co-Star in Paradise Hawaiian Style

Julie Parrish starred in several films, including 'Paradise Hawaiian Style', with Elvis Presley. In one of the most delightful moments of the film, Elvis sings to her in a helicopter, while she holds a group of dogs at bay. Julie was born, October 21, 1940 and passed away on October 1st, 2003.
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Wild In Wichita! CD

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector label is another fine release, Wild In Wichita!, their 10th - and 1st one for 2017. This new CD (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-10) was recorded live from the audience in Wichita, Kansas, on December 27th, 1976.
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WIN tickets to 'Elvis, The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 2017

WIN a pair of tickets to the 'Elvis, The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 2017. View the tour dates below, then simply complete the entry form and tell us - which Australian capital cities the tour visits. View page for tour dates. Enter competition here. (Competition closed).
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Leonard Cohen: 'I was a huge fan of Elvis'

Though Leonard Cohen and Elvis Presley seem to occupy different time-zones in the history of rock, they were born within a year of each other. And Cohen, like John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and so many others, vividly remembers the 'shock of recognition' he felt when he first heard Presley in the '50s.
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Elvis on a plane from Hawaii to LA, June 2, 1968

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis on a plane from Hawaii to LA, June 2, 1968.
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Elvis 'Spliced Takes Hollywood Revisited' CD

After last year's very popular releases, ('Hollywood', 'Nashville', 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E', 'Snowbird'), fans asked for more and now CMT is proud to present their latest release, 'Spliced takes - Hollywood Revisited', which promises to be another winner! Again there are lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Unlike other Elvis bootleg releases with this title the producers truly were able to produce an album using many incomplete takes, to create beautiful new tracks. The professional edits will blow you away and will make you believe these are unreleased takes.
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Marty Lacker on Elvis' 1969 Memphis recording sessions

One of Elvis' trusted friends, Marty Lacker was instrumental in arranging Elvis' seminal recording sessions at American Sound Studios with producer Chips Moman in January and February of 1969. Marty shares the genesis behind those historic sessions, which yielded the hits, 'Suspicious Minds', 'In The Ghetto', 'Don't Cry Daddy', and 'Kentucky Rain' and marked an artistic rebirth for the singer.
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New shows added to 'The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia

Due to overwhelming demand, two new shows have been added to 'Elvis, The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 2017, as the first shows continue to sell out. Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd Melbourne Show and 2nd Sydney show. Hot off the back of the No 1 UK debut for The Wonder Of You album, Elvis Presley has broken the all-time Official Albums Chart record with the 13th Number 1 after almost 40 years of his passing. This all-time new record marks the most No. 1 albums achieved by any solo artist in the UK ever and sees The King continue to make history for his second collection of orchestral re-workings of hits.
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Marty Lacker dies aged 80

Marty Lacker, a member of Elvis' famed Memphis Mafia and one of the best men at Elvis' 1967 wedding, died Monday after suffering from kidney failure. He was 80. He's the second member of the Memphis Mafia to die in recent months, following the November 2016 death of Joe Esposito, the other best man at Elvis' wedding.
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Top 40 Elvis The Ultimate Top 40 Collection 2 x CD Set

Top 40 Elvis The Ultimate Top 40 Collection 2 x CD Set (© 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands BV).
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The Night Bruce Springsteen Jumped the Wall at Graceland

Bruce Springsteen was seven when he first saw Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show. Elvis Presley's third and final appearance took place on January 6, 1957. Watching the show, Springsteen felt mesmerised: 'I couldn't imagine anyone not wanting to be Elvis Presley', he recalled ... 'I jumped up over the wall and I started runnin' up the driveway, which when I look back on it now was kind of a stupid thing to do because I hate it when people do it at my house'.
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'Long Tall Sally' January 27th, 1973 dinner show CD

Released soon is a new CD release from the Ampex label, their first in almost 14 years. This time they are bringing us 'Long Tall Sally' featuring a great and rare unreleased show from January 27th, 1973 dinner show. This is the second show after the Aloha concert and the sound quality is very good for an audience recording. In this show, he starts with Long Tall Sally right after CC Rider.
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Sahara Tahoe: July 31st, 1971 Dinner Show CD

AudiRec proudly presents: Sahara Tahoe - a brandnew Audience recorded CD which will be released February 10, 2017. This time we have decided to release the probably last 'listenable' Lake Tahoe 'Summer of 1971' recording from an Elvis show. Recorded with non - professional equipment by a female fan in the audience - on July 31st, 1971 at the Dinner Show - it is the first time that this concert is available on a 'real' CD.
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Barbara Hearn and Elvis Presley : her story

Elvis was singing in the men's room. But I'd gotten used to that. This time, though, there was something new. And it led me, after all these years, to the legendary Barbara Hearn. A little explanation -- all right, a lot of explanation -- is in order:
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Interview with Steve Wynn

Interview with Steve Wynn, bother of Kenny who we recently featured an interview with.
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Interview with Kenny Wynn : Colonel Tom Parker's assistant

Interview with Kenny Wynn, Colonel Tom Parker's assistant. Kenny had an insider's view of the Presley empire back in the 1970s when 'The King' was selling out hundreds of performances at the Las Vegas Hilton. Wynn was in charge of the sale of Elvis Presley memorabilia and even traveled with Elvis Presley on tour.
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Review : The Return To Vegas 1969 Soundboard Concert CD from FTD

Forty-five years ago, only eleven days after astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous 'one small step' on the moon, Elvis Presley took his own giant leap. On that July 31st night in 1969, the singer stepped onto the stage of the International Hotel in Las Vegas and firmly reestablished himself as one of the world’s most dynamic performers. To commemorate the anniversary, Sony’s Follow That Dream (FTD) collectors label for Elvis fans recently released on CD The Return To Vegas, the earliest known recording from this concert series.
FTD > Elvis CD Reviews > Elvis Articles > By Troy Yeary

Mary Tyler Moore Dies aged 80

US Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80, her publicist says. Tyler Moore was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the eponymous The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. Elvis Presley fans know her for her rol in the King's last movie, 'Change Of Habit'. She was also nominated for a best actress Oscar in 1980 for the film Ordinary People. Mara Buxbaum said in a statement she died in the company of friends and her husband, Dr S. Robert Levine.
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Elvis Work In Progress Volume 1 and 2 CDs

Elvis One proudly presents two separate releases in the 'Bootleg Series', 'Elvis Work In Progress' Volumes 1 & 2. 'Elvis Work In Progress - Volume 1' represents the first album from the Elvis One label with outtakes from 1960 & 1966 together on one great new CD. An album with 29 alternate takes, including 23 alternate takes previously unreleased by Elvis’ official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… 'Elvis Work In Progress - Volume 2' represents the 2nd album from the Elvis One label with outtakes from 1960 & 1966 together on one great new CD. An album with 28 alternate takes, including 24 alternate takes previously unreleased by Elvis’ official record company. All-in the best possible sound. This is a fly-on-the-wall experience… Of course this BOTH albums come with nice CD-booklets with photos and recording information.
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