January 29 - The Very Best Of Rock 'n' Roll

Released by the Not Now record label on colored vinyl is the LP 'Elvis - The Very Best Of Rock 'n' Roll' containing 16 early rockers. The LP mentions "(P) 2021" but has not appeared anywhere. 

Side A: That's Alright - Hound Dog - Blue Suede Shoes - Jailhouse Rock - All Shook Up - Ready Teddy - Tutti Frutti - Don't Be Cruel.

Side B: Good Rockin' Tonight - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Long Tall Sally - Mystery Train - Shake, Rattle And Roll - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Rip It Up - Heartbreak Hotel.

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Not Now Music)

January 29 - Charts January 2022 - Week 5

The weekly global Elvis Presley chart-update. The 2020 Nashville compilation appears to be a more steady seller than the 2021 set (although oddly enough both albums are listed on different Americana Music charts). 

Official U.S. Billboard charts:

  • Billboard Top Country Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' dropped from #26 to #27.

Official U.K. charts:

  • Official Album Top 100 chart: 'The 50 Greatest Hits': dropped from #55 to #63.
  • Official Streaming Album Top 100 chart: 'The 50 Greatest Hits' dropped from #44 to #45.
  • Official Americana Album Top 20 chart: 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' dropped from #28 to #37.
  • Official Country Compilations Album Top 20 chart: 'From Elvis in Nashville' dropped from #7 to #13.

(Source: Official Chart Company / U.K. Mix Forum)

January 28 - Elvis - The Legend Edition Report

Due for re-release from the German Tonpool Medien GmbH on February 22, 2022 is the DVD 'Elvis - The Legend Edition'. 

Description: Elvis Presley was the greatest entertainer of all time. In 1954 he was discovered by visionary producer Sam Philips while he was in a studio recording songs for his mother. What followed was an incomparable career and a true "Elvismania" that lasted until his death in 1977. This documentary shows the most important milestones in the King's life.

Elvis news Report - February 2022

Emiel Maier posted his Elvis Presley News Report for the month February 2022 2022. The main subjects for this edition: the 45th anniversary year has begun, the Bill Black biography and lot's of news!

Clear Vinyl

The Destination Moon record label released a clear vinyl edition of Elvis Presley's debut album 'Elvis Presley'.

(Amazon Germany / Emiel Maier)

January 27 - Vintage Rock from Memphis to Chicago

Volume 55 of the Vintage Rock magazine turned back the clock 65 years to the big bang of UK rock’n’roll when Bill Haley thrilled the nation’s teenagers in 1957 as the first big-name U.S. star to tour the United Kingdom.

The magazine also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the formation of Sun Records and take a glimpse at the seminal label’s first 12 months as it established a name for itself. The King makes an appearance this issue via an extract from Gary Parker’s new book 'The Sonic Swagger Of Elvis Presley'. Elvis also makes an appearance in the review section.

Volume 467 of the Now Dig This magazine also features a review of the latest Follow That Dream box-set in the article ''Treat Me Nice - The Making Of Jailhouse Rock'.

From Elvis In Memphis

The Music on CD record label re-issued the 2009 Legacy 2-CD Edition of Elvis' classic 1969 album 'From Elvis In Memphis'. 

Publicity stated: ‘From Elvis In Memphis’ was a hit  album in 1969. Here Elvis is approaching his peak as an artist having made his glorious 1968 T.V. special. 'From Elvis In Memphis' continues in the same vein and ranks among The King’s best studio albums. 

The legacy edition including 14 bonus tracks then concludes with a run through of the Elvis Presley singles from that time like 'Mama Liked The Roses', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Don’t Cry Daddy', 'Rubberneckin'' (original version) and 'Kentucky Rain' and more.

Tracks: 1. Wearin' That Loved On Look / 2. Only The Strong Survive / 3. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) / 4. Long Black Limousine / 5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' / 6. I'm Movin' On / 7. Power Of My Love / 8. Gentle On My Mind / 9. After Loving You / 10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road / 11. Any Day Now / 12. In The Ghetto / 13. I'll Be There / 14. Hey Jude / 15. If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) / 16. Who Am I?

1. Inherit The Wind / 2. This Is The Story / 3. Stranger In My Own Home Town / 4. A Little Bit Of Green / 5. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind / 6. Do You Know Who I Am? / 7. From A Jack To A King / 8. The Fair's Moving On / 9. You'll Think Of Me / 10. Without Love (There Is Nothing) / 11. In The Ghetto / 12. Any Day Now / 13. The Fair's Moving On / 14. Suspicious Minds / 15. You'll Think Of Me / 16. Don't Cry Daddy / 17. Rubberneckin' / 18. Kentucky Rain / 19. My Little Friend / 20. Mama Like The Roses.

Rockin' From Huntsville to Chicago'

Due for release from the VV import label next week are new Limited Editions of ‘Rock is Back’, featuring an ambience the August 15, 1969 show as recorded in las Vegas and ‘From Huntsville To Chicago’ containing an audience recording Elvis’ October 14, 1976 performance in Chicago on CD and his June 1, 1975 show in Huntsville on DVD. 

According to the publicity ‘Rock is Back’ comes in two editions of 11 copies each. Housed in an 8-inch digipack you get the August 15, 1969 Midnight Show performance on CD, a CD-R with a 16-track rock compilation, a DVD-R containing incredible footage with dubbed sound from August 1969 including a trailer and photos, a 40 x 40 cm and a 29 x 21 cm poster, a 20 by 20 cm forex panel, glossy sticker and certificate. 

The ‘From Huntsville to Chicago’ set comes in 4 variations of 12 copies each. The 4 digipacks are held together by a horizontal OBI. Each set contains a CD, a DVD, certificate, 50 x 26 cm poster (4 variations) and an exclusive sticker.

(Source: Vintage Rock / Elvis On CD / Elvis Club Berlin / Sounds / Pascal Matteo)

January 26 - Elvis Day by Day Paperback Released

The paperback edition of the 'Elvis Day By Day 2021 - The Year In Review' yearbook has been released by Poplar Tunes Publishing and Memphis Mansion Publishing. 

Like the previous volumes on 2018, 2019 and 2020, it covers everything Elvis Presley from this past year on 350 pages. All the news as it happened and when it happened with 60 in-depth reviews on the important music, movie and book releases by Elvis fans, Elvis-experts and Elvis-authors from around the world, making this volume a real 'international edition'.

The book contains contributions by Carlos R. Ares (Argentina), Piers Beagley, Nigel Patterson and Geoffrey McDonnell (Australia), Andy Pendl (Austria), Robert Gilbert (Canada), Michael Sander and Thomas D. Weiß (Germany), Rogier van Luyken (The Netherlands), Giuseppe Castiglia (United Kingdom), Phil Gelormine and Trina Young (United States).

The foreword was written by Elvis Songwriter Michael Jarrett. You can listen to two of his compositions on the new 'Elvis Back In Nashville' box-set.

The book is available from the author's >>> Poplar Tunes webshop and the Danish >>> Memphis Mansion

For fans living outside Europe, the book is also available from: 

>>> Amazon.co.uk

>>> Amazon.com

>>> Amazon.ca

>>> Amazon.co.jp

>>> Amazon.com.au

January 26 - Elvis Guitar

Elvis Presley’s iconic ‘68 Comeback Special Hagstrom Viking II, which was sold at auction for US$625,000 last year was bought by guitarist Steve Stevens and gifted to Billy Idol. 

(Source: Billy Idol on Twitter)

January 25 - The Bodyguard's Book

Elvis Presley's former bodyguard announced the release of his new book on Facebook. More information when available. 

"I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book 'The Kings Bodyguard' by BearManor Media. Publication is expected April-May, 2022".

(Source: Dave Hebler)