November 13 - Movie Soundtrack Vinyl

The My Generation Music label released the LP "Elvis Presley - Three Original Soundtracks" containing songs from the movies "Wild In The Country", "Follow That Dream" and "Kid Galahad".

Side A: Wild In The Country - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Follow That Dream - Angel - What A Wonderful Life - I'm Not The Marrying Kind
Side B: King Of The Whole Wide World - This Is Living - Riding The Rainbow - Home Is Where The Heart Is - I Got Lucky - A Whistling Tune


The label also released the soundtrack LP of the “Girls! Girls! Girls!” movie last June. 

Side A: Girls! Girls! Girls! - I Don’t Wanna Be Tied - Where Do You Come From - I Don’t Want To - We’ll Be Together - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - Earth Boy
Side B: Return To Sender - Because Of Love - Thanks To The Rolling Sea - Song Of The Shrimp - The Walls Have Ears - We’re Coming in Loaded

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

November 12 - 45 SUN's

As posted last August, the five singles Elvis Presley recorded for the SUN label will be re-issued. Following the successful re-issue of these singles on 78 RPM this batch will contain the same singles on 45 RPM. The singles, limited to 250 copies, should be available at the end of November. 

(Source: UEPS)

November 10 - Presidential Award

Elvis Presley is among the seven “distinguished individuals” that will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump.

“Elvis Presley defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world. Elvis fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records,” The White House said of the honor.

“Elvis also served nearly 2 years in the United States Army, humbly accepting the call to serve despite his fame. He later starred in 31 films, drew record-breaking audiences to his shows, sent television ratings soaring, and earned 14 Grammy Award nominations. He ultimately won 3 Grammy Awards for his gospel music. Elvis Presley remains an enduring American icon four decades after his death.”

While its common for musicians to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom – honorees during the Obama administration included Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, Loretta Lynn and Bruce Springsteen – Presley is only the third musician to receive the honor posthumously, following bandleader Meredith Willson and jazz great Count Basie during the Reagan administration.

Sold!

A 14K gold TCB necklace that Elvis once donated to his bodyguard Sonny West was offered for sale at Julien's 'Icons and Idols: Rock'n'Roll' auction in New York yesterday. In addition to this necklace, there were jewelry and clothing from Elvis, and a whole series of personal items from Elvis' doctor Nick Nichopoulos. 

The final buyer will also receive a handwritten letter (on the stationary from Taking Care of Business) from Sonny West, stating that the necklace was donated to him by a 1970 jeweler in Beverly Hills. The value of this necklace is estimated at 30000-50000 dollar. The highest bidder with $ 38,400 may call itself the new owner. For a lot of lots around Dr. Nick was little to no interest and did not change ownership.

(Source: Rolling Stone / Elvis Matters)

November 09 - British Awards and Charts (Updated)

Two new U.K. B.P.I Awards for Elvis Presley. A Silver Single Award for the single “Always On My Mind” that was released November 14, 2004. It as certified on October 26, 2018 for selling over 200.000 copies sold (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales).
A Gold Video Award for “The Elvis Collection” which was released September 29, 2011 and certified on November 09, 2018 for selling over 25,000 copies since the day of release.

Charts

The weekly chart update:

US Charts
  • The "The Classic Christmas Album" dropped from #14 to #19 on the US Billboard Holiday Album chart. 
  • The "It's Christmas Time" Album  re-entered the US Billboard Holiday Album chart at #46. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbed from #48 to #44 on the US Billboard Rock Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbed from #28 t0 #26 on the US Billboard Country Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation remained steady at #25 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart.  
European Charts
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped off the Irish Album chart after last week's re-entry at #94.
  • The "Christmas Peace" compilation is a re-entry at #72 on the Scottish Album chart.
  • On the Greek IFPI Charts the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #64 to #74.
Australian Charts
  • The "The King Of Rock’n’Roll" DVD climbed from #28 to #17 on the Australian Aria Music DVD chart. 
(Source: FECC / The King's World / Elvis Club Berlin)

November 08 - Elvis: The Official Collector's Edition

Volume 15 in the "Elvis: The Official Collector's Edition" series has been released. 

The Official Elvis Presley Collector's Edition is proud to present Volume 15 in its ongoing coverage of the life and legacy of the King of Rock & Roll. Examining each of his films in depth, this 100-page commemorative issue is a must-have for any fan of Elvis's on-screen work. Featuring exclusive photos, behind the scenes content and an introduction by Priscilla Presley, this issue is available now.

(Source: On Newsstands Now)