January 31 - Love Me

Hot on the heals of the recent release of “Such A Night: Rockin' In The Early 60s’” the Vee-Tone Records label will next release, “Love Me - The British HMV Singles '56 - '57” a 12" vinyl album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British His Masters Voice singles released between March 1956 and March 1957. This limited edition of only 500 copies comes in a 180g audiophile vinyl format. 

When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide.  Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958.  LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57, charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in Britain.  Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the now legendary RCA ’56 sessions, 16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!

Tracks side A 
1. Heartbreak Hotel HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78) 
2. I Was The One HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78)
3. Blue Suede Shoes HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78)
4. Tutti Frutti HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78) 
5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78) 
6. My Baby Left Me HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78)
7. Hound Dog HMV POP 249
8. Don't Be Cruel HMV POP 249 

Tracks side B
1. Blue Moon HMV POP 272(45 & 78)
2. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine HMV POP 272 (45 & 78)
3. Love Me Tender HMV POP 253 (45 & 78)
4. Any Way You Want Me HMV POP 253 (45 & 78)
5. Mystery Train HMV POP 295 (45 & 78)
6. Love Me HMV POP 295 (45 & 78)
7. Rip It Up HMV POP 305 (45 & 78)
8. Baby, Let's Play House HMV POP 305 (45 & 78)

Moving Forward

Out now is the release from the SR import-label is titled "Moving Forward" and features the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 22, 1970 DS. This new CD comes in a four panel digi-pack and contains an early generation copy of the master tape.

(Source: Elvis Information Network / FECC)

January 30 - The Music from Elvis at the O2

Here is the complete cover art for the CD "Elvis Presley - The Music from Elvis at the O2" which is only available for visitors of the Elvis Presley exhibition which opened on December 12, 2014 at the London O2 World center. The CD ships February 02 for those who pre-ordered it.

(Source: Elvis On CD)

January 29 - The Charts

The German compilation "Elvis 80" dropped from #15 to #19 on the German Album charts while the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" fell off the charts after re-entering the charts last week. 

The “Elvis 80” 3 CD set dropped from #6 to #13 on the Austrian Album chart. The “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation dropped off the Album chart. 

On the Swiss Album chart “Elvis 80” dropped from #18 to #36 while “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation dropped off the Album chart. 
The CD/DVD set “Love Me Tender” from the MCP Sound & Media budget-label is a new entry at #98

The “The Real… Elvis” budget compilation from Sony climbed from #80 to #67 on the Italian Album charts. 

The compilation “The Essential Elvis Presley” fell off the Dutch Mud-price Album chart. 

US Charts

'Heart And Soul' drops from 10 to 20 on the Billboard Country Catalog Album Chart for w/e 7th February, 2015. 'He Touched Me': The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley' (Vols 1 and 2) rises from 29 to 11 on the Music Video Sales Chart. There are no other Elvis entries on the Billboard Charts.

(Source: Elvis Memories / FECC / Media Control, GfK Entertainment Charts / Dutch Charts / The King's World / FIMI)

January 28 - From St. Paul To Fort Wayne

JAT Publishing released an update on the upcoming release "From St. Paul To Fort Wayne". This book will be a photo journal covering Elvis' appearances in St. Paul, Minnesota in October, 1974 and his appearance in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 25, 1976, containing roughly 120 unpublished photos according to the update on the FECC forum.

(Source: JAT / FECC)











January 26 - California 1960

Due from the Mr. Suit budget label on February 26, 2015 is “California Fall 1960/61”, a limited edition of 300 pieces on white vinyl with green splatter . 

Synopsis:
Wild In The Country is Elvis' classic 1961 film. Since the movie was meant to showcase his acting talent, Elvis chose not to release any album in conjunction with the film's release. Some singles were released, but otherwise, this 1960/61 sessions recorded in Hollywood went unreleased for years. Included here are all the tracks from the film as well as an entire b-side of outtakes and studio rarities. Another incredible and essential collection of Elvis deep cuts on Mr. Suit, this time in a limited edition of 300 pieces on white vinyl with green splatter.

Tracks side A
01 Lonely Man 02 Wild In The Country 03 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell 04 King Of The Whole Wide World 05 This Is Living 06 Riding The Rainbow 07 Home Is Where The Heart Is 08 I Got Lucky 09 A Whistling Tune

Side B:
10 Wild In The Country (Maracas Version) 11 In My Way (Solo, Take 3 & 7) 12 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 4, 5 & 6) 13 Wild In The Country (Take 3) 14 Wild In The Country (Take 7) 15 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 10) 16 Wild In The Country (Take 8) 17 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 12 & 17) 18 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Master Take 13 Including Count-In) 19 Wild In The Country (Take 9) 20 Wild In The Country (Take 15, 17 & 18) 21 Wild In The Country (Take 19)

(Source: Spin CD’s)