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Soon to be released from the SR label is their first special BOXSET, featuring a special deluxe edition of the second label release 'Not Too Sweet'. In 2005 this show has been the second release of the SR records, for the label 10 years anniversary the producers decided to reprint THIS SUPER SHOW in a limited deluxe boxset!!
Elvis One proudly presents, 'The Hollywood Recordings 1956-1958
'. 3 individual, new CD releases in the 'Bootleg Series
', including 'Love Me Tender', 'Jailhouse Rock / Loving You' and 'King Creole'. Each CD includes the original masters, ALL the movie versions in the best possible sound! And a lot more! 'The Hollywood Recordings' gives you the ultimate Elvis movie experience together with the official releases from Elvis' record company. Each CD includes a booklet with recording information and photos.
Elvis One Proudly Presents, 'From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California Part 2
' CD. A new album from ELVIS ONE with recordings from Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio with 27 Tracks, including rare movie versions, alternate takes, radio spots and more… all from the sixties. Only five tracks were officially released before, all other tracks are officially unreleased!
In May 2017 Elvis fans will have an opportunity that many have never had before - to experience the man who changed the course of popular music - the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records
worldwide), in a live concert experience - 'The Wonder of You', featuring the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll's most well-known rock 'n' roll songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads - with a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley
. Australian & New Zealand announced October 11.
The Follow That Dream
(FTD) collectors label have released the new double CD set 'The Hometown Shows
' that contain's the legendary shows from the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee on March 17, 1974 (evening show) and June 10, 1975 (afternoon show). This release comes as a 5 inch 2-CD digipack and is mastered by Jan Eliasson (disc 1) and Vic Anesini (disc 2). Our order is on the way to us now!
FTD Books have released 'His Songs of Praise', the first of two volumes titled Elvis: His Songs of Praise, which when combined, will exceed 700 pages and chronicle of 100 sacred, spiritual and inspirational gospel songs sung by Elvis. Presented over 350 pages with lavishly illustrated high-quality images, many unseen photographs and graphics. Every song has been thoroughly researched like the author's previous trilogy Elvis: 'The Best of British'. In early interviews, Elvis divulged that spiritual music was his first love and he publicly continued to reaffirm. Despite being acclaimed as the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll', he was only presented with three Grammy awards for his spiritual music and the stories of these iconic songs are contained within this book. Includes a 30 track CD.
Following the book, 'Elvis Presley Person : Florida Tour August '56' by 'The Elvis Files' author, Erik Lorentzen the second book in the series, 'Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo' will be released in September.
In September 1956, sixty years ago, Elvis did two shows in downtown Tupelo, diagonally across from the Tupelo Hardware Store, where Gladys bought the first guitar for Elvis. The shows were part of the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. The day started with a small reception in the presence of the mayor, followed by a parade through the center of the city. A donation of $10,000 to the government followed later in the day. As we know well the work of author, Erik Lorentzen, and in particular the most recent release, this book will be another high-quality photo and information book. View images
The man who brought it all into focus and made the world catch on fire with rock and roll was Elvis Presley. He also generated those fires in me and my friends. We all thought we could be like him.
Let's just say it wasn't Jenny Maxwell's day. It all started early, when scenes for 'Blue Hawaii', Hal Wallis production, called for Jenny to try to drown herself, be rescued by Elvis Presley, who then turns the tiny 19-year-old blonde over his knee and gives her a sound spanking.
For the long shots and close-ups, Jenny dunked herself thoroughly three times, was hauled out and spanked by Elvis, a total of four times.
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
'Elvis Off The Record', for the very first time in 1 stunning box set, containing 5 CD's
housed in glossy color card sleeves with the complete Elvis Home Recordings in the best sound quality and in chronological order! Also included is a beautiful 16-page full-color booklet with photos and recording information. By far this is the best available release of Elvis' home recordings for your collection.
After the first release, 'Spliced takes Hollywood
', CMT is proud to present 'Spliced takes Nashville' which promises to be another winner! Again the Star team has done all the edits on this album, and they did an even better job, with lots of excellent edits, and surprises. Again, the set comes in a 'Deluxe Digipack' with beautiful artwork, and is strictly limited to 500 copies!
A suicide note was the unlikely inspiration behind the song that became Elvis Presley's first No. 1 hit and million-selling single.
Steel guitarist and session musician Tommy Durden read a newspaper article about a man who had killed himself, leaving behind a piece of paper with the haunting words: 'I walk a lonely street'. Durden brought the article to his friend and cowriter Mae Boren Axton. A 41-year-old high school English teacher who moonlighted as a journalist and a songwriter, Axton had notched a few hits in the early '50s with artists such as Perry Como and Ernest Tubb. In late 1955, she took a part-time position as a public relations secretary for Elvis' manger, Colonel Tom Parker
. As Axton and Durden discussed how they could turn the newspaper article into a song, Axton suggested that there be a 'Heartbreak Hotel
' at the end of the lonely street. With that flash of inspiration, the pair was off and running. Painting a picture of a place where 'broken-hearted lovers cry away their gloom' and 'the desk clerk's dressed in black', they managed to convey in very few words a mood that was both romantically charged and funereal.
The cleverly titled 'Way Down in the Jungle Room
' is another Elvis session anthology from RCA/Legacy that was conceived in the style of 2013's critically acclaimed 'Elvis at Stax
'. It includes all the masters and many outtakes from the 'Jungle Room' sessions that took place from February 2-8 and October 29-30, 1976 at the 'den' of Graceland
, Elvis' home in Memphis, TN. Back then, nobody could have guessed that these sessions would become a rather sad part of music history as Elvis Presley's last studio recordings. The songs that were recorded at those sessions ended up on the albums 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
' (1976) and 'Moody Blue
' (1977), which were both still released during Elvis' lifetime.
On stage during the filming of 'Elvis: That's The Way it Is
' Elvis joked and teased the 'Sweet Inspirations' that you would bring in the Supremes, with Mahalia Jackson singing lead. He did not have to go that far, he had an ideal group in front of him (as Elvis fans know), but the person to bring in, or rather bring back was the groups founder, Cissy Houston
. Emily 'Cissy' Houston was the real killer feature of the group, certainly when listening to this CD, and she was backed by three very competent singers in Myrna Smith
, Sylvia Shemwell and Estelle Brown who managed a great mix of a gospel sound and Atlantic soul music.
This week, 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has dropped from No. 62 to No. 71 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart while If I Can Dream is No. 54.
Australia is the only country to take the album into the Top 10.
Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the release of 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', on October 21, 2016. This remarkable new album is the follow-up to last year's huge global phenomenon 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', which topped charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies. Standout tracks include a sultry new version of the 'A Big Hunk O' Love', the glorious 'Amazing Grace', the heartfelt emotion on 'Kentucky Rain', a stunning new take on the classic 'Always On My Mind', and the fun, upbeat 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby.' You can listen to the first single from the new album
'A Big Hunk O' Love
'I approached writing for Elvis differently than I did for any other artist. The songs had to have acombination of blues, country, rock and pop [what came to becalled 'rockabilly']. It was like walking in his musical shoes. With each new Elvis movie, more of my songs were being recorded. It became more and more exciting, for I was becoming the only songwriter to have so many songs recorded by him.
You may never have heard a Roy Hamilton song - he is not played much on the radio anymore, and is prized mainly by rhythm-and-blues aficionados, especially in England - but you’ve heard the reach of his gospel-tinged voice. Hamilton was 'one of Elvis’s chief vocal inspirations', according to Elvis Presley’s biographer Peter Guralnick, who also noted that Elvis was 'one of Roy Hamilton’s most devoted admirers'.
In 1969 Elvis and Roy met at the American Sound Studios
in Memphis. Both were being produced by Chips Moman, Elvis at night and Roy during the day. Elvis was thrilled to discover that Roy (his boyhood idol) would be working at the same studio.
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.
This week, 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has dropped from No. 38 to No. 62 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart (If I Can Dream is No. 69). On the Official UK Charts, the album has exited the chart, in another part of the UK, Scotland, the album climbed from No. 38 to No. 98 (If I Can Dream is a re-entry at No. 93) . The album also exited the charts in the Netherlands and Switzerland. it dropped from No. 71 to no. 44 in Austria, from and from No. 26 to No. 35 in Belgium.
Australia is the only country so far to take the album into the Top 10.
We are pleased to inform you about the imminent availability third, fourth, fifth, and sixth releases in the Elvis Presley 'The Signature Collection'. Each title is limited to 500 units numbered and remastered for optimal listening : Each 'Signature Collection' release contain both a Vinyl 45 RPM picture disc EP and a compact disc vinyl replica including 4 titles EP vinyl + 4 rare and unpublished alternative versions thereof, and cover Rock'n'Roll, Classical, Gospel, Blues, Soundtracks, Country, Ballads, Sun Studio and Christmas Songs: With these 10 45 rpm color vinyl EPs and their associated Compact Disc you will find all facets of the talent of the King!
Pre-order : Number 3 (Films), 4 (Live), 5 (Ballades), and 6 (Blues) are now available to pre-order
Elvis Presley 'Nashville City Limits' on Ruby Red Vinyl is a limited Edition of just 200 HAND NUMBERED copies.
Few rooms in the music world have seen as much history as RCAs Studio B in Nashville. Steve Sholes, RCAs head of Country recording since the late 1940s, had signed Elvis Presley to the label in November 1955. Elvis' success helped Sholes and guitarist-producer Chet Atkins to convince their bosses that RCA needed its own studio in Nashville. Studio B opened in November 1957. Soon thereafter, Sholes and Atkins, along with Owen Bradley and a few other Nashville producers, responded to the rock & roll insurgence by beginning to make records in a smoother, more pop-influenced style, often employing string and horn sections and background singers not to mention an A-list of core musicians.
Elvis Presley 'Tender Love
' on Pink Vinyl is a limited Edition 12" LP record of just 150 NUMBERED copies.
A new 5 CD has just been announced with the weird title 'Elvis 1974 - In Between Watergate and Ali'.
Next week the new FTD Book 'His Songs Of Praise
' will be published. A book about the many gospel songs Elvis sang, and the writer Trevor Simpson (known for the 'Best Of British
' books) already sent us the tracklist of the bonus CD
included with the new book. Pre-order now
'Elvis Soldier Boy - 1958 (part II), 1960 (part I)
' is a 12" vinyl record album featuring Elvis' final recordings from 1958, together with his first recordings made after his return from duty in 1960. A limited Edition of just 150 hand NUMBERED copies.
Expected soon is our new CD release titled 'Road To Nowhere' (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2016-07), recorded live from the audience in Louisville, KY, May 21st, 1977. It was the second stop of Elvis' May 1977 tour and according to Larry Geller
, Elvis was in a very bad shape prior the show. Dr. Nick
was present in the hotel room, using cold water with ice to make Elvis ready for concert.
This week, 'Way Down in the Jungle Room
' has dropped from No. 16 to No. 38 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart
, from No. 22 to No. 26 in Belgium, from No. 86 to No. 96 in the Netherlands, No. 32 to No. 71 in Austria and No. 26 No. 47 in Switzerland. On the Official UK Charts
, the album only dropped one place from No. 67 to No. 68, still in the UK, Scotland, the album climbed from No. 54 to No. 38.
This release and represents the first two tours of 1975, with more rarely performed songs recorded on 'soundboard' compiled for this release. Elvis' voice is clear/strong throughout and virtually NO throwaway performances. I found that by including the dialogue and one-liners, they really represent 30 tracks on this CD. 8/10 and very a worthwhile purchase.
With every 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' double LP Record set
we are giving away a fabulous Lithograph Print (17" x 11") 'Way Down In The Jungle Room'
featuring 'The Jungle Room' and the cover art of the LP and single record releases from the sessions. This beautiful print truly deserves to be framed and proudly displayed in every Elvis fans 'den'. Limited prints available.
'Elvis : Silver Screen Treasures 1962-1965' is a marvelous 5 CD set that is something special with 5 individual jewelcases, packed in LP sized box including oversized booklet this set will bring you back to the old days of CD/vinyl packaging. Something deluxe! This release features mostly alternate versions from all of elvis movie sessions during 1962-1965. A fantastic release with a lot of surprises, in a fantastic sound and running order. Last but not least is disc 5, featuring (mostly) rejected acetates of songs written for elvis movies but (mostly) were never used. Sit back and enjoy! Some of these songs might turn out to be completely different then you expect. A very limited edition so get it while you can.
AudiRec proudly presents: Elvis Hilton Showroom Volume 5 CD - a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording
of the complete and so far unreleased performance from March 27, 1975 (Dinner Show) at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Expect another dynamic Elvis performance from a time period when Elvis was willing to 'deliver'! Please be aware
that this new release is limited to 300 copies only
! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet
and listen to the Dinner Show from March 27, 1975. It's Las Vegas! It's the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It's ELVIS! Enjoy!
'Way Down in the Jungle Room
' has dropped from No. 9 to No. 16 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart
. The album has also dropped on most charts, from No. 16 to No. 67 on the Official UK Charts
, from No. 12 to No. 54 in Scotland, from No. 25 to No. 86 in the Netherlands. In Ireland it has exited the chart after one week at No. 32. Some positive news, the album has debuted at No. 32 in Austria, and also at No. 26 in Switzerland, and in Belgium the album climbed
to No. 22 from last week's No. 30.
Just released are four (4) new and very limited edition CD sets; 'Stop, Look And Listen Ultimate Spinout Recording Sessions
' 3 CD Box, 'Elvis Rockin' In The Seventies
', 'Reconsider Baby / Return Of The Rocker
', 'Elvis Movie Rocks 20 Great Floor Fillers
'. While 'Stop, Look And Listen Ultimate Spinout Recording Sessions' 3 CD Box wil now doubt be top of the list for most fans, titles like 'Elvis Rockin' In The Seventies', 'Reconsider Baby / Return Of The Rocker' are most welcome, while 'Movie Rocks' contains rare and hard to find outtakes from the movie years.
The 2xLP release of 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' has been released and we expect to have it in stock on Monday. Presented in a gatefold sleeve on 150g 12" vinyl the set contains Elvis Presley's last studio recordings recorded in Graceland's Legendary Jungle Room. With studio masters and rare alternate takes, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' is an essential addition for every fan's library. In 1976, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.
'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has debuted at No. 79 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 6 on the Country Chart and is No. 6 on the ARIA 'physical chart' (i.e. CD). The album has also debuted at No. 67 in Germany, No. 68 in Italy, No. 16 on the Official UK Charts, No. 29 in Ireland, No. 25 Netherlands, Belgium No. 30, and No. 12 in Scotland. In New Zealand the CD is listed No. 2 of this week’s fastest-rising titles outside the Top 40.
Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old. Listen to Tony Prince announce Elvis Presley's death on Radio Luxembourg and the first hour of his show, (46:53), Vernon Presley Talks to the Media (August 16, 1977), View videos, Metamorphosis of Elvis Presley & Old Friend by Bill Medley, Elvis Presley Funeral Procession August 18, 1977 and November 1977, first time the public were allowed to view Elvis' grave. President Carter statement, photos, the original news story and more. The manner in which the major television networks handled the news of Elvis' death illustrated his enormous popularity and the tremendous impact he had on America, something few realized until he was gone.
Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events. Updated