July 23 - Start Spreading The News

A new Follow That Dream / Flaming Star cooperation is due for the book June '72. No more details available yet. 

(Source: FECC)

July 12 - A Paralized Soldier Boy


The UK based Rockwell Records released two new colour vinyl titles. "Soldier Boy" on white vinyl and "Paralized" on gold vinyl. The first one is available as a limited edition of 150 copies, the latter is limited to 175 copies.  

Tracks Soldier Boy - 1958 (part II), 1960 (part I)
A 12" vinyl record album featuring Elvis’s final recordings from 1958, together with his first recordings made after his return from duty in 1960. 

Side one: Young Dreams / King Creole / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha Think It’s Time / I Need Your Love Tonight / (Now And Then Theres) A Fool Such As I / A Big Hunk O’ Love / I Got Stung
Side two: Make Me Know It / Soldier Boy / Stuck On You / Fame And Fortune / It Feels So Right / A Mess Of Blues.

Tracks Paralized - 1956 (part III):
This album concludes Elvis’s studio recordings from 1956 (part III).

Side one: Love Me / How’s The World Treating You / How Do You Think I Feel / Playing For Keeps / Too Much / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Long Tall Sally 
Side two: Old Shep / Paralyzed / Anyplace is Paradise / Rip It Up / First In Line / Ready Teddy / Let Me / Poor Boy.

(Source: Rockwell Music)

July 21 - Signature Film Collection

The third volume in the French VPI label vinyl “Signature Collection” has been released, this volume is entitled “Film”. 

Side A: Jailhouse Rock - King Creole
Side B: Flaming Star - Follow That Dream

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)

July 20 - Elvis Back At #1 On The Charts

Due for release from Sony Music CMG on October 7, 2016 is a 2 CD edition of “On Stage”. 

Tracks: CD 1: See See Rider - Release Me - Sweet Caroline - Runaway - The Wonder Of You - Polk Salad Annie - Yesterday - Proud Mary - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Let It Be Me - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - Long Tall Sally - The Wonder Of You

Tracks CD 2: Blue Suede Shoes - Johnny B. Goode - All Shook Up - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Hound Dog - I Can't Stop Loving You - My Babe - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Words - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - I Got a Woman - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Reconsider Baby - Funny How Time Slips Away

Charts

Elvis has no entries on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending July 30, 2016.
  • The CD “If I Can Dream” rises from #9 to #6 on the Classical Album Chart.
  • The DVD “He Touched Me - The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley (Vols.1 and 2)” rises from #102 to #1 on the Music Video Chart.
  • The compilation DVD “Love Me Tender” (The Love Songs) rises from #11 to #10 on the Music Video Chart.
The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped from #45 to #49 on the Australian Album chart.

(Source: FECC / Brian Quinn / Laser Freak)

July 19 - Charts

The 6 DVD set "The Elvis Collection" re-enterd the Official UK Music DVD chart at #47.

The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped from #32 to #33 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 

The CD "If I Can Dream" re-enterd the Australian Album chart at #45. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #32 to #28 on the Australian Physical Album chart.

(Source: The King's World / ARIA / Official Chart Company)

July 17 - Bonnie Brown Died

Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as The Browns influenced generations of singers from The Beatles to Lady Antebellum, has died. Her publicist said Bonnie, 77 – a former girlfriend of Elvis Presley, died in Little Rock, Arkansas, of complications from lung cancer.

Bonnie once broke up with a young Elvis Presley “because he was, she said, a lousy kisser”, according to Mr Young.

With older siblings Jim Ed Brown and Maxine Brown, the three helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and 60s. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015 after Jim Ed’s death earlier that year.

(Source: FECC / Irish Examiner)