November 28 - The Real '60 Elvis

Sony Music (Legacy Recordings) has announced a new 3CD-box entitled "The Real... Elvis Presley (The 60's Collection)". This collection, that only contains well-known songs, is due for release on January 5, 2015. This is the cover-art.

Tracks CD 1: Return to Sender - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Follow That Dream - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (With Ann Margret) - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - I'm A Roustabout - Good Luck Charm - She's Not You - Suspicion  - From A Jack To A King - Witchcraft - You'll Be Gone - I Met Her Today - The Lady Loves Me (With Ann-Margret) - I'm Yours - Kiss Me Quick - Memories

Tracks CD 2: A Little Less Conversation - Viva Las Vegas - Such A Night - Frankie And Johnny - Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - You Don't Know Me - Big Boss Man - Too Much Monkey Business - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - What'd I Say - Rubberneckin' - (It's A) Long Lonely Highway - I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) - Baby What You Want Me To Do - There Ain't Nothing Like A Song - Memphis, Tennessee - Trouble - Reconsider Baby

Tracks CD 3: If I Can Dream - Guitar Man - In The Ghetto - Gentle On My Mind - Only The Strong Survive - Kentucky Rain - Suspicious Minds - Words - Clean Up Your Own Backyard - Don't Cry Daddy - I'll Remember You - Blue River - Wearin' That Loved On Look - Love Letters - U. S. Male - You Gotta Stop - Long Black Limousine - Stranger In My Own Home Town.

Elvis: Showroom Internationale

The double LP "Elvis: Showroom Internationale" was released as a special one-day release for Record Store Day in the U.S.. 

The film "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.
 
Elvis Love Songs

Due for the release from the Triple Play label on pink vinyl / CD is "Elvis Love Songs".

More Elvis Love Songs


Due for release from the Performance label on January 3, 2015 is the compilation "Elvis Love Songs" containing 50 well knows songs. 

Elvis - The Man, The Life, The Legend

The documentary DVD "Elvis - The Man, The Life, The Legend" was released by the SPV label. 

(Source: Elvis And His Music / Elvis Aktuell)


November 27 - Elvis On Tour

The earlier announced book "Elvis On Tour 1970 Volume 2 – November 1970" by Kieran Davis has been released. This book offers a comprehensive review of the November tour of 1970. On 140 pages with many new and unpublished photographs and new fan stories.

(Source: Elvis And His Music)

November 26 - Wild Tiger For Christmas

The MxF label will release soon the second volume of “Wild Tiger in Concert'' entitled "Magnetic As Ever", featuring the Spokane, April 28, 1973 8.00 PM Show.

From the press-release:
The April Tour represent the first tour of the year, Elvis on tour means Elvis at the top of his possibilities. The 1973 is still a rocking Elvis, but without doubt is the year when all the demons come to the surface, maybe everything has to change to remain the same…...The year was begun with the glorious Hawaii TV satellite Show and after a pale useless Vegas season, Elvis recuperated from the fatigue, started the first tour of the year in a different mood … very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sings with power delivering a solid and long show, with the classic repertoire of the 1973 including a incredible “Steaming rolling blues” version, together a sensitive I’ll Remember you and nice super pop I’m Leaving. On stage is an impressive figure in Fire jumpsuit, the rocker attitude still intact, the voice great, the atmosphere enormous, the demand terrific, 13.000 lucky people attended at the two shows of Spokane. The running-time is about 60.00 minutes.

The show is unreleased almost complete, Johnny B.Goode is missing for the half. Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis and overall the band is loud and clear, the sounds is very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.

Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panels digipack with a collection of photos taken during the afternoon show. As bonus the first 500 copies will come with a Christmas Card 12x12 cm. 
The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Magnetic As Ever the status of unique. Don’t miss it! 

Track list As recorded live at Spokane Coliseum, April 28, 1973 8.00 PM.
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me Tender 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Steamroller Blues 07. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 08. Love Me 09. Blue Suede Shoes 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 12. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 13. I’m Leaving 14. Johnny B .Goode ( incomplete ) 15. Hound Dog 16. Fever 17. What Now My Love 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Introductions 20. I’ll Remember You 21. I Can’t Stop Loving You 22. An American Trilogy 23. A Big Hunk Of Love 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love/ Closing Vamp.

Elvis Christmas Album



The Elvis One label announced a new release in the original album series. This time a 2 CD edition of "Elvis' Christmas Album" from the UK. It includes the original album tracks, alternate takes, alternate versions and more! It comes with 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information. As an extra bonus disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program (For radio stations only) from december 3, 1967. 

THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM; 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:24, 2. White Christmas 2:27, 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1:56, 4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 1:55, 5. Blue Christmas 2:09, 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 1:54, 7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2:37, 8. Silent Night 2:25, 9. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 3:21, 10. I Believe 2:05, 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 3:18, 12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 3:57

INSIDE ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM; 13. White Christmas (master with studio banter & count-in) 2:44, 14. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 4) 2:06, 15. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 5, 6, 8 & master) 5:11, 16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 6, 7, 8 & master) 5:03, 17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 9, 10, 11 & 12) 5:16, 18. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 1:55, 19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 2:37, 20. Special Message from Elvis / I’ll Be Home For Christmas, (Original version used for Elvis’ special Christmas program, december 3, 1967) 1:52

BONUS TRACKS; 21. Peace In The Valley (Live version) 1:47, 22. Elvis’ Christmas Album commercial (1957) 1:06 

STEREO MIXES & OTHER VERSIONS; (All these versions were released on official CD/Vinyl releases through the years) 23. Blue Christmas (Original electronic stereo version) 2:08, 24. Silent Night (Without piano intro) 2:14, 25. White Christmas (Repaired intro without finger-snap) 2:24, 26. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 1:55, 27. Silent Night (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 28. Blue Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:08, 29. White Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 30. Special Message from Elvis / Silent Night (Album version) 2:18


Please note:
* The Mono versions with echo from acetate are probably homemade. These versions where released on several bootleg cd’s. We’ve included it on this cd because of the different sound.

(Source: FECC)

November 23 - Planes on eBay

The "battle" between Elvis Presley Enterprises and the owners of Elvis Presley's airplanes hardens once more. The two planes, currently on display near the Graceland Mansion, were listed on eBay by the current owners. The starting bid is 3,5 million dollars. Click here to place your bid >> Airplanes on eBay.

(Source: FECC / eBay)

November 22 - Elvis Songs, a Favourite Farewell

A UK study by The Co-operative Funeralcare found people are choosing to make their final farewell an upbeat affair, as Monty Python’s 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' has been named the most popular song played at funerals. The delightfully upbeat tune has superseded Frank Sinatra’s 'My Way' for the first time in a decade.

A study of songs played at 30,000 funerals also showed that Elvis Presley is the most requested with his songs 'Always On My Mind', 'The Wonder of You', 'Crying in the Chapel', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Peace In The Valley', 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love' among the most requested farewells.

The most popular group is Queen with requested tracks including "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "Don’t Stop Me Now". Meanwhile, traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the "funeral music chart", with 'The Lord is My Shepherd', the UK Football Match of the Day theme tune and Robbie Williams’ 'Angels' featuring in the top 10.

(Source: Elvis Inforation Network)