September 22 - Elvis Countdown for the Right to Rock

Due from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers on February 15, 2018 is the 270 page book "Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs" by Mark Buffett.

From the publisher:
Over the course of his career and since, Elvis Presley has sold over a billion records; his music has touched nearly every modern listeners. But few are book-length assessments of his music instead of his life. In Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs, Mark Duffett urges us to put aside the misleading stereotypes and rumor-filled debates about mythical Elvis and listen once again to musical genius who emerged from the Memphis music scene.

As Duffett illustrates, Elvis Presley had a unique approach to music, one that was powerful and versatile. In a career stretching across more than two decades Presley changed the face of popular music by drawing together genres--from country and blues to contemporary folk to even opera--and then putting his unique stamp on them all. Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Best Songs explores the full range of Presley recordings, from his earliest number to his end-of-career (and even posthumous) hits, combing through gold record hits and unpolished gems to distill the best Presley had to offer his generation, his successors, and listeners today.


Fighting for the Right to Rock (Rebels with a Cause)

Due for release on January 15, 2018 in the "Rebels with a Cause" series the children's book "Elvis Presley: Fighting for the Right to Rock" by John Micklos.

From the publisher:
This biography revisits an all American classic; the King of Rock and Roll. The original rock-n-roll rebel, Elvis Presley revolutionized the music industry. His hip-shaking performances made young fans scream, television censors scramble, and parents furious. But Elvis was far more than a sex symbol. Over a period of two decades, he had nearly 40 Top 10 hits. His music influenced The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and many others. Elvis showed remarkable range as a singer, excelling at rock songs, ballads, rhythm and blues, country, and even gospel. Elvis died of heart failure in 1977 at the age of 42, but his legend and music live on.

(Source: Amazon)

September 21 - Elvis Rocks On 100 Hits On Vinyl

Due for release from the Not Now Music label on October 13, 2017 is the 4 CD set "Elvis 100 Hits".

Due for release from the Vinyl Lovers label on October 20, 2017 is the vinyl album "Elvis Rocks". 

Charts

The "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" compilation dropped from #35 to #42 on the US Billboard Album chart. 
The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation climbed from #28 to #22 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
The "The Wonder Of You" cooperation with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra dropped from #2 to #7 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart. 

(Source: Amazon / Billboard / The King's World)

September 20 - Follow That Dream Releases

The Follow That Dream collectors label announced the new October 2017 releases; the single CD "The Last Movies" in the 7 inch "Classic Album" series, the double album "Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74" as a five inch double CD and the double vinyl album "Roustabout". The May 25, 1974 – Dinner show on disc 1 has been previously released on '''Big Boss Man In Lake Tahoe'' as audience recording thou missing ''Heartbreak Hotel'' The May 26, 1974 Dinner show on disc 2 is totally unreleased.

The Last Movies


The FTD label is pleased to announce the release of "The Last Movies". Finally, Elvis’ last soundtrack recordings are brought together in a cohesive release that works as a companion set for the FTD 7 inch Classic Album series. “The Last Movies” contains outtakes and an informative illustrated 16-page booklet with rare memorabilia and photos. 

Tracks "The Last Movies": 
01 Change Of Habit (3:21) 02 Rubberneckin’ (2:15) 03 Let’s Be Friends (2:45 04 Have A Happy (2:23) 05 Let Us Pray (3:02 06 Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (3:11) 07 Almost (1:52) 08 Charro (2:47) 09 Let’s Forget About The Stars (2:29) 10 Let’s Forget About The Stars (rough mix)* (2:27) 11 Charro (rough mix)* (3:07) 12 Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (undubbed master) (3:17) 13 Almost (undubbed master) (1:55) 14 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (movie version) (2:30 15 Swing Down Sweet Chariot (female vocals and brass overdub) (2:16) 16 Signs Of The Zodiac (duet with Marlyn Mason) (2:30) 17 College Songs Medley (3:15) (Far Above Cayuga’s Waters* / Boola Boola* / Dartmouth’s In Town Again* / The Eyes Of Texas* / On, Wisconsin* / The Whiffenpoof Song / Fair Harvard* / Notre Dame* / Violet) 18 Almost (takes 1-3*) (3:01) 19 Almost (takes 4* & 6) (3:33) 20 Almost (takes 10*-11) (2:11) 21 Almost (take 13*) (1:58) 22 Almost (takes 14-16*) (4:17) 23 Almost (takes 22-25*) (4:31) 24 Almost (takes 27-28*) (2:21) 25 Almost (take 29*) (1:50) 26 Let Us Pray (alternate vocal overdub) (3:09) 27 Let Us Pray (M/vocal only) (3:07) 
* Previously unreleased

Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74



Following on from the recent (”Las Vegas ’74” and ”Elvis In Atlanta”, releases, FTD’s ”Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74” features shows from May 25 and May 26. This a 2-CD 5 inch digipack release.

Tracks "Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74" disk 1 May 25, 1974 – Dinner show:

02 I Got A Woman / Amen 6:20 03 Love Me 1:35 04 Trying To Get To You 2:13 05 All Shook Up 1:17 06 Love Me Tender 1:44 07 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:208 Johnny B. Goode 1:42 09 Hound Dog 1:46 10 Fever 3:06 11 Polk Salad Annie 4:27 12 Why Me Lord 2:51 13 Suspicious Minds 3:48 14 Introductions 1:47 15 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:21 16 Help Me 2:47 17 An American Trilogy 3:58 18 Let Me Be There 3:06 19 I’ll Remember You 2:30 20 Big Boss Man 3:18 21 Heartbreak Hotel 1:47 22 Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:38 23 Closing Vamp 0:46

Tracks Disc 2 - Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74 May 26, 1974 Dinner show:

01 See See Rider 1:51 (starts late) 02 I Got A Woman / Amen 5:59 03 Love Me 2:08 04 Trying To Get To You 2:06 05 All Shook Up 1:05 06 Love Me Tender 2:11 07 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:04 08 Hound Dog 1:20 09 Fever 3:07 10 Polk Salad Annie 5:31 11 Why Me Lord 2:53 12 You Gave Me A Mountain 3:17 13 Suspicious Minds 3:50 14 Introductions 2:32 15 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:48 16 Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:33 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:20 18 Let Me Be There 3:35 19 Big Boss Man 3:59 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:40 21 Closing Vamp 0:54 
All tracks recorded live at the High Sierra Room at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada

Roustabout



Pre-release sales of FTD’s recent “Roustabout” Classic Album exceeded all expectations reflecting the appeal of the original #1 album. The release of this Limited Edition 2-LP set will be no exception. It contains stereo remixes of the Soundtrack, outtakes and mono masters. Mastered at Abbey Road, London, the180 Gram discs feature reproductions of the original rare RCA ‘Hollywood’ pressing plant LP labels.

Tracks "Roustabout" side 1 

01 Roustabout — NOV take 9 (movie version) (2:14) 02 Little Egypt — AO take 15/M (record version) (2:33) 03 Poison Ivy League — BO take 7/M (2:19) 04 Hard Knocks — CO take 11/M (record version) (1:53) 05 It’s A Wonderful World — DO take 13/M (2:07) 06 Big Love Big Heartache — EO take 17/M (2:17) 07 Roustabout — NOV takes 14-16 (2:58) 08 Roustabout — NOV take 17/M (record version) (2:15) 

Tracks "Roustabout" side 2 

01 One Track Heart — FO take 5/M (2:25) 02 It’s Carnival Time — HO take 2/HOV take 9/M (record version) (1:50) 03 Carny Town — JO take 9/M (1:29) 04 There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon — KO take 5/M (2:13) 05 Wheels On My Heels — LO take 7/M (1:28) 06 Roustabout — NOV takes 1-5, 6 (7:21) 07 It’s A Wonderful World — DO take 17 (instrumental) (2:02) 

Tracks "Roustabout" side 3 

01 I’m A Roustabout (2:13) 02 Hard Knocks — COV take 4 (movie version) (1:55) 03 Roustabout — NOV takes 7, 8 (3:00) 04 Little Egypt — revised, AO take 21 (part used for movie version) (2:52) 05 It’s Carnival Time — (HO take 2/HOV take 12, movie version) (1:50) 06 Roustabout — NOV takes 10-12 (4:47) 07 Roustabout — NOV take 13 (2:10) 

Tracks "Roustabout" side 4 - The Mono Soundtrack Album 

01 Roustabout (2:01) 02 Little Egypt (2:21) 03 Poison Ivy League (2:05) 04 Hard Knocks (1:45) 05 It’s A Wonderful World (1:51) 06 Big Love Big Heartache (2:03) 07 One Track Heart (2:18) 08 It’s Carnival Time (1:35) 09 Carny Town (1:13) 10 There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon (2:03) 11 Wheels On My Heels (1:25) 

(Source: FECC / Follow That Dream)

September 19 - Return of the Dragon To Australia

Here is the cover-art for the new Joeseph Tunzi book "Elvis Return of the Dragon". it features over 150 unreleased images from his performances in south bend, Indiana in 1974 and 1976 according to the advertisement. 

Here is a preview, but be warned, strobe light effect in video,watch at your own risk :-)


The Wonder of Australia

The "The Wonder of You" toured Australia earlier this year. It is due for an encore in 2018. 

(Source: FECC / JAT Publishing / RCM Touring)

September 18 - Way Down

The latest advertising campaing for the Morrison's supermarket features Elvis Presley's "Way Down" to illustrate that "prices are Way Down".

(Source: FECC)