September 23 - 2nd To Vinyl

The 2003 hit-compilation "Elvis: 2nd To None" was released on vinyl by the Music On Vinyl label. 

That's All Right - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Blue Suede Shoes - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Love Me - Mean Woman Blues - Loving You - Treat Me Nice - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - King Creole – Trouble - I Got Stung - I Need Your Love Tonight - A Mess Of Blues - I Feel So Bad - Little Sister - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Las Vegas - If I Can Dream - Memories - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - An American Triology - Always On My Mind - Promised Land - Moody Blue - I'm A Roustabout - Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix / Radio Edit).

(Source: Elvis Aktuell)

September 21 - Viva Las Auction

Cars owned by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley will be among hundreds of vehicles on the block this week when auction company Barrett-Jackson stages its final auction of the year in Las Vegas. 

Eyecatcher of the auction is the "Viva Las Vegas" Corvette. This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette appears in race scenes in the 1964 Elvis movie "Viva Las Vegas." It was converted for racing, complete with a roll cage and competition suspension. In the film, Elvis portrayed a race car driver named Lucky Jackson.

(Source: ElvisMatters)

September 20 - Weekend Charts

The ballad compilation "Heart & Soul" dropped from #110 to #114 on the US Billboard Album Top 200 this week.

The hit compilation "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" dropped off the Irisch Album chart after it's re-entry at #60 last week. 

The "Young Man With The Big Beat" budget box entered the Dutch Album charts at #87. 

The 10 disc CD/DVD-Box "Elvis – That’s The Way It Is – Deluxe Edition" dropped from #76 to #142 on the Belgian Album charts. 

"The Real... Elvis" compilation re-enterd the Italian Album charts at #94. 

The DVD "The King Of Rock’n’Roll" dropped off the Australian Music DVD chart fro last weeks listing at #33.

The continuous publicity campaign is certainly working as "Elvis and Ginger" charts at #14 on this week's New York Times Hardback Non-Fiction best seller list - becoming one of the biggest selling Elvis books in years.

Elvis Presley has been voted as the most desirable person to sit next to by Irish passengers when going on our travels, according to a survey by London City Airport. The survey involving 2,500 participants from Ireland, the UK, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, was designed to understand our attitudes and behaviours when it comes to travelling and how they differ from our European counterparts.

Top ten people Irish would most like to sit next to on a plane:
1 - Elvis (20%) 
2 - Obama (12.5) = 2 - Nelson Mandela (12.5) = 2 - George Clooney (12.5)
5 - Albert Einstein (11%)
6 - Brad Pitt (10%) 

(Source: The King's World / Elvis Memories / Dutch Chars / UltraPop / Elvis Information Network)

September 19 - That's Living The Pain

The SR import-release "Living the Pain", featuring the unreleased February 21, 1972 show from Las Vegas, has been released. The CD comes in a new kind of deluxe long four panel digi-pack, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from early 1972. The concert has a running-time of 49 minutes.

From the press-release:
As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. With the new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 21th midnight show,a rare show from a Vegas winter season always poor of official and unofficial releases. Elvis' love of singing is clear in this tape and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to it.

The midnight show from February 21th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability.

Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme of a man who no singing the pain, but living it and 'An American Trilogy' which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also included rare performance of Help Me Make It Through The Night together the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water..

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.

01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. Proud Mary 04. Never Been To Spain 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Until It’s Time For You To Go 07. Polk Salad Annie 08. Love Me 09. All Shook Up 10. Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel 11. Hound Dog 12. A Big Hunk Of Love 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introductions 17. An American Trilogy 18. Can’t Help Falling In Love 

That’s The Way It Is Viny-Box

The 4 LP re-issue of the "That’s The Way It Is" album has been released. It comes on 180 Gr. vinyl and a triple fold-out cover with 16 page booklet.

Lp 1 and 2: Original Album 
Side 1 1. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights 3. How The Web Was Woven 4. Patch It Up 5. Mary In The Morning 

Side 2 1. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 3. I’ve Lost You 4. Just Pretend 5. Stranger In The Crowd 

Side 3 1. The Next Step Is Love 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water The Original Singles 3. I’ve Lost You (Single Version) 4. The Next Step Is Love (Single Version) 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Single Version) 6. Patch It Up (Single Version) 

Side 4 The Outtakes : 1. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1) 2. I’ve Lost You (Take 1) 3. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2)  4. Patch It Up (Take 1) 5. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1) 

Lp 3 and 4: August 12 – Dinner Show 

Side 5 1. That’s All Right * 2. I Got A Woman * 3. Hound Dog * 4. Heartbreak Hotel * 5. Love Me Tender * 

Side 6: 1. I’ve Lost You * 2. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ * 3. Patch It Up 4. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights 

Side 7: 1. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ * 2. Polk Salad Annie * 3. Introductions * 4. Blue Suede Shoes * 

Side 8:1. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3. Suspicious Minds * 4. Can’t Help Falling In Love * * Previously Unreleased.

(Source: FECC / Elvis Akuell)

September 18 - Elvis For Christmas

Cargo Records will re-issue the 2012 release "Elvis Presley - Songs For Christmas" on CD and vinyl on November 14, 2014. 

Side A:
Santa Claus Is Back In Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Blue Christmas - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

Side B:
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Silent Night - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - I Believe - Take My Hand, Precious Lord - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

(Source: Amazon)