December 04 - 8mm to January (Updated)

Vince Wright updated the information on his '8mm Elvis - The Story of Elvis on 8mm Film' book. 

The book should be out January 2023,  For now we have the cover-art, more news coming soon.



James Burton Update

James Burton's family posted an update on Elvis' former bandleader and guitar player.

He is now in the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehab Hospital. He is still bed ridden and his one kidney is still struggling, but God says, I am the Lord who heals you!

Exodus 15:26

God said Behold, I am the Lord your God!

Is there anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27

Jesus said, Your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease ✝️

Mark 5:34

A friend sent us these Godly signs and we read and believe the Bible✝️πŸ˜‡

Please keep praying for a complete healing πŸ™✝️πŸ˜‡πŸŽΈ

Thank you for your prayers and everyone that prays for me. 

God hears your prayers❤️

Note: could that guitar in the corner be a good sign? 

Update December 05:

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the James Burton Foundation if you choose & the foundation will send a Get Well Soon card to James with notice of your donation 🎸

They also will be displayed in his room. 

And the foundation will give more guitars to those who need them ❤️🎸😎

Thank you so much for your kindness!πŸŽΈπŸ’

http://www.jamesburtonfoundation.org/

(Source: Anthony Stuchbury / 8mm Elvis / James Burton Foundation)

December 03 - Elvis: Prodigy Of Sun Records Out Next Week

Erik Lorentzen and Robert van Beek informed us that the 'Elvis: Prodigy Of Sun Records' book / vinyl set should be out next week. 

Publicity statedHundreds of hours of research gives an overall picture of the boy who became a king. Many new quality photos have been purchased, you will be amazed at the mass of information that has come to light.

Many hours of research through digital libraries emerged new facts and interesting anecdotes from Elvis' early life and career. From Old Saltillo Rd., to the magic of SUN recording studios, the first Louisiana Hayride appearances and everything in between. This book is filled with a string of never-before-seen photos dated from 1935 till 1955. 

But wait, that’s not all, a 10 inch vinyl bonus LP with ten songs also comes with this release!! The early Elvis SUN recordings in the best possible sound. The world's first atomic powered singer mixed blues, pop and hillbilly/country to create an electrifying new music that was called Rock ‘n Roll and changed the influence of music in the world forever. 

Many of Elvis' early childhood friends share their memories in these two books. Elvis' time in primary and secondary school is extensively discussed as well as his first loves (not only girls) and his roots for Gospel music. Tupeloans share their stories about their childhood friend who became the future King. A collection of jaw-dropping photos and, of course, the near to  complete story from Elvis' birth until his big break in 1955. 
An unmissable reference book for all fans.

Go to the >>> ELVIS FILES to place your order now and have a chance to win a free promo single. 

Our friends from the Elvis Information Network will publish an interview with author Robert van Beek on what to expect from this set soon. 

(Source: Elvis Files / Elvis Information Network)

December 03 - Charts December 2022 - Week 1 (Updated)

The weekly Elvis Presley chart update. The 'King of Christmas Songs' is back on the Billboard charts. 

Not featured on this overview are the charts of the many on-line retailers where Elvis is ruling the various DVD and Blu-ray charts with Baz Luhrmann's 'ELVIS'. 

New statistics will be added over the weekend when available.




U.S. Billboard charts:

  • Billboard Top 200 Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' re-entry at #107. 
  • Billboard Top 200 Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack re-entry at #115. 
  • Billboard Top 200 Album chart: 'The Essential Elvis Presley' dropped from #114 to 193. 
  • Billboard Hot Recurrent chart: 'Blue Christmas' re-entry at #20.
  • Billboard Top Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack re-entry at #49. 
  • Billboard Catalog Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' makes a re-entry at #41.
  • Billboard Top Country Album chart: 'The Essential Elvis Presley' dropped from #14 to #28. 
  • Billboard Top Country Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' climbed from #28 to #19. 
  • Billboard Top Country Streaming Songs chart: 'Blue Christmas' re-entry at #15.
  • Billboard Soundtrack Album chart: the 'ELVIS' Soundtrack climbed from #7 to #4. 
  • Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' re-entry at #18. 
  • Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack re-entry at #21.
  • Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Album chart: 'The Essential Elvis Presley' dropped from #21 to #43. 
  • Billboard Top Rock Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' re-entry at #13.
  • Billboard Top Rock Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack re-entry at #16.
  • Billboard Top Current Album Sales chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack re-entry at #32.
  • Billboard Holiday 100 chart: 'Blue Christmas' dropped climbed from #40 to #22. 
  • Billboard Holiday 100 chart: 'Here Comes Santa Claus' climbed from #93 to #88. 
  • Billboard Holiday Digital Song Sales chart: 'Blue Christmas' re-entry at #30. 
  • Billboard Top Holiday Album chart: 'The Classic Christmas Album' climbed from #15 to #14.
  • Billboard Holiday Streaming SongsS chart: 'Blue Christmas' climbed from #45 to #21. 

Official U.K. charts:

  • Official Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' dropped from #43 to #45.  
  • Official Compilation Albums chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack dropped from #19 to #40.  
  • Official Compilation Vinyl Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack makes a re-entry at #19.  
  • Official Streaming Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' remained steady at #24. 
  • Official Soundtrack Album 100 chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack album climbed from #11 to #2.   
  • Official Country Compilations chart Top 20: 'From Elvis In Nashville' dropped from #10 to #12. 
  • Official Americana Album chart: 'Elvis Back In Nashville' climbed from #37 to #24.
  • Billboard Artist chart: Elvis Presley makes a re-entry at #62.
  • Official Film Chart Top 40 chart: 'ELVIS' climbed from #4 to #2. 
  • Official Video Chart Top 100 chart: 'ELVIS' remained steady at #2. 
  • Official Blu-ray Chart Top 100 chart: 'ELVIS' movie dropped from #6 to #9. 
  • Official DVD Chart Top 100 chart: 'ELVIS' remained steady at #2.
  • Official Film on Disc Chart Top 100 chart: 'ELVIS' climbed from#4 to #3. 
  • Official Music Video Chart Top 50: 'Elvis The Searcher' climbed from #47 to #45. 
  • Official Music Video Chart Top 50: 'Elvis The King of Rock and Roll' remained steady at #50.

Official Irish IRMA charts:

  • Official Irish Album chart: 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits' dropped from #57 to #64. 
  • Official Irish Compilation Album chart: 'ELVIS' Soundtrack album dropped from #7 to #12. 
  • Official Irish Video chart: 'ELVIS' remains steady at #2.

(Source: Official Chart Company / IRMA / UK Mix Forum)


December 02 - Elvis On Tour, Digitally, on Vinyl and Video

The new 'Elvis On Tour' set has been released on digital platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, the six physical discs and Blu-ray of the movie are set for release January 2023.

The sound is amazing! Join The King as he journeys through his iconic 1972 tour across North America with Elvis on Tour and hear never-before-heard live recordings of classic hits you know and love. A great way to start the weekend, enjoy! 

Here is a preview of the complete set: 

Sony Music also released another promotional video for the 'On Tour' set; 'Never Been to Spain' in the Elvis On Tour Interviews series. Listen to Ernst Jorgensen and matt Ross-Spang discuss this song.






Opening Night 1972

According to a new pre-order option on Amazon U.K. the U.K. based Memphis Recording Service will release the CD 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 1972' on January 27, 2023.

Description
: CD contains a thrilling new show - featuring a revised setlist - from Elvis’ Opening Night at the Las Vegas Hilton on the 26 January 1972. The soundboard recording has been remastered and restored using the most sophisticated technology available, and - for the first time ever - presented in true stereo. 

Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It's Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - Little Sister / Get Back - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - One Night - Hound Dog - A Big Hunk O' Love - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - An American Trilogy - Introductions - I'll Remember You - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling in Love

The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia along with introductory notes.

Details Elvis Live 1972

Available on January 27, 2023 is the RCA Legacy double LP 'Elvis Live 1972'.

It features live performances from the Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (April 9, 1972), Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (April 10, 1972), Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina (April 14, 1972) and San Antonio Convention Center Arena (April 18, 1972).

Side A - April 9, 1972 - Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia: 
Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It's Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie.

Side B - April 10, 1972 - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia:
Love Me - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Love Me Tender  - It's Over - Suspicious Minds.

Side C - April 14, 1972 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina:
Introductions - For The Good Times - American Trilogy - Burning Love - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)  - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp.

Side D - April 18, 1972 Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas and 
April 9, 1972 - Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virgina:
Proud Mary - How Great Thou Art - I Can't Stop Loving You - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - A Big Hunk O' Love - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy.

Tracks 1-3 recorded April 18th, tracks 4-6 recorded April 9th 1972.

(Source: Apple / Spotify / Bear Family / Elvis Club Berlin)

 

December 01 - Tampa Wave Preview

The Millbranch records import record label posted a promotional video on YouTube for their upcoming 'Tampa Wave' CD / DVD release. 

Watch the opening sequence in HD:


Update on James Burton

James Burton's family posted another update on James' health. 

James is in the Vanderbilt hospital rehab as of yesterday.πŸ˜‡
He is doing better but his kidney is still struggling but his blood levels are gradually getting better. 
However, with Rehab he is in more pain.😞
He is so excited to be exercising now.  He’ll be walking again soon with your Prayers for complete recovery and playing better than everπŸ™✝️🎸
He knows how important your prayers are and wants you to know he is working HARD to play & see you again soon 🎸😎
Thank you so much, God bless you all and please share...the Burton Family.

(Source: Your Favourite ELVIS CD, LP, DVD & Book on Facebook / James Burton)