March 29 - The Biggest Shows of 1957


Elvis Information Network has announced a new book; "Lee Gordon Presents Elvis Presley: The Biggest Shows of 1957". 

Description:
In what is the first volume of a trilogy, Bob Hayden provides a detailed examination of the Elvis shows promoter Lee Gordon staged throughout 1957, Elvis' historic performances in Canada and his US tours. Volume 1 is full of wonderful archival material, fan recollections, reviews and rare photos which bring Elvis' live performances and the behind-the-scenes politics vividly to life.

Blue Vinyl

The Art of Music label will release an octagon shaped blue colored vinyl, simply entitled “Elvis Presley”, on April 16, 2015. 

Tracks:
1: Blue suede shoes
2: I'm counting on you
3: I got a woman
4: One sided love affair
5: I love you because
6: Just because
7: Tutti frutti
8: Tryin' to get to you
9: I'm gonna sit right down and cry
10: I'll never let you go (little darlin')
11: Blue moon

12: Money honey

(Source: Elvis Information Network / Elvis And His Music / Sounds)

March 28 - 100 Hits From The Birth Of Rock And Roll



The double feature import-release "Guitar Man" and "Elvis - I Was The One" is out. It contains the tracks of the original albums and additional bonus-tracks.

Birth Of Rock And Roll

Due for release from Taschen is the French version of the 360 page hardcover book “Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll" by Alfred Wertheimer. 

Elvis Seine 100 Besten Hits

Available exclusively from Shop 24 Direct is the CD “Elvis Seine 100 Besten Hits”. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Elvis Memories)

March 26 - Charts Files

The ballad compilation "Heart And Soul" drops from #17 to #18 on the Billboard Country Catalog Album Chart for the week ending April, 4 2015. Elvis Presley has no other entries on the Billboard Charts.

Charts

The "The Essential Elvis Presley" compilation dropped off the Dutch Mid-price album chart.

The Elvis Files

The seventh and final volume of the Elvis Files story is due August 2015. It  chronicles Elvis Presley's years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977. The book features all events in this Time Frame 1974-1977:
- Every Working Moment.
- The Last Seventies Tours
- The Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Seasons
- Plenty of CANDID Moments
- The Last Recording Sessions
- Plus plenty of previously Unpublished Photos

(Source: Brian Quinn / FECC / Elvis Information Network)

March 25 - Covers

 Here is the cover-art for the ZYX Music CD release “80th Birthday Celebration Box-Set” which is due April 17 2015. 

Due for release from the Dream Covers record label early April 2015 is the CD “Loving You / Jailhouse Rock” and the CD “Elvis Is Back / A Date With Elvis”.

The Ultimate Collection Of Elvis Presley

 Sony Music Japan released the 10 CD set "ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS! - The Ultimate Collection Of Elvis Presley" containing ten themed compilations and a book.


CD 1 - Top 20 Hits 1 (1956 - 59) - CD 2 - Top 20 Hits 2 (1960 - 65) - CD 3 - Top 20 Hits 3 (1966 - 77) - CD 4 - Rockin' Elvis 1 - CD 5 - Rockin' Elvis 2 - CD 6 - Pop'n Sweet - CD 7 - Elvis In Screen - CD 8 - Exotic Elvis - CD 9 - Sings Singer-Songwriters und CD 10 - Heartfelt Ballads

Tracks for the new releases: 

Elvis Presley - 80th. Anniversary Celebration
CD 1:
That´s Allright Mama - Blue Suede Shoes - Good Rockin Tonight - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Hound Dog - I Don´t Care If The Sun Don´t  Shine - Tutti Frutti - Mystery Train - Love Me Tender - Baby, Let´s Play House - Paralyzed - I Forget To Remember - Teddy Bear - Milk Cow Blues Boogie - Jailhouse Rock - I´m Left, You´re Right, She´s Gone - One Sided Love Affair - You´re A Heartbreaker
CD 2:
I Love You Because - Blue Moon - Just Because - I´ll Never Let You Go Little Darlin - Tryin To Get To You - I Got A Woman - Money Honey - I´m Counting On You - I Was The One - My Baby Left Me - So Glad You´re Mine - I´m  Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Shake Rattle And Roll - I Want You I Need You I Love You
CD 3:
Don´t  Be Cruel - Any Way You Want Me (That´s How I Will Be) - We Re Gonna Move - Poor Boy - Let Me - Love Me - How Do You Think I Feel - How´s The World Treating You - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Long Tall Sally - Old Sheep - Anyplace Is Paradise - Ready Teddy - First In Line - Rit It Up

Tracks Loving You + Jailhouse Rock
Loving You: Mean Woman Blues - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You - Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! - Lonesome Cowboy - Hot Dog - Party - Blueberry Hill - True Love - Don’t Leave Me Now - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - I Need You So
Jailhouse Rock:  Jailhouse Rock - Young And Beautiful - I Want To Be Free - Don’t Leave Me Now - (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care - Treat Me Nice - I Beg Of You - Don’t - Playing For Keeps - Shake, Rattle & Roll - Good Rockin’ Tonight - I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
Bonus Songs:
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin - All Shock Up - Heartbreak Hotel - Don’t Be Cruel - Hound Dog -  Love Me Tender

Tracks Elvis Is Back! + A Date With Elvis
Elvis Is Back!: Make Me Know It - Fever - The Girl Of My Best Friend - I Will Be Home Again - Dirty, Dirty Feeling - The Thrill Of Your Love - Soldier Boy - Such A Night - It Feels So Right - The Girl Next Door Went A´ Walking - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby
A Date With Elvis: Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Young And Beautiful - (You´re So Sqare) Baby I Don´t Care - Milkow Blues Boogie - Baby Let´s Play House - Good Rockin´ Tonight - Is It So Strange - We´re Gonna Move - I Want To Be Free - I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Bonus Songs: It´s Now Or Never - Hands Off (Demo) - Stuck On You - Paralyzed - I´m Left, You´re Right, She´s Gone - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy.

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Aktuell)

February 24 - Rock The Vinyl Around The Bloch!

The Follow That Dream book /CD combo "Rock Around The Bloch!" is out! The book, written by David English and Pål Granlund, tells the story in text and pictures about Elvis’ benefit concert at Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor/Hawaii on March 25, 1961. The accompanying CD contains the concert.

Also released is the Follow That Dream re-issue of the classic "Elvis Now", renamed to “Elvis Now … and Again”, as a limited edition 2 disc vinyl set. 


Tracks Rock Around The Bloch:
1. Introduction of Elvis, 2. Heartbreak Hotel, 3. All Shook Up, 4. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I, 5. I Got A Woman, 6. Love Me, 7. Introductions, 8. Such A Night, 9. Reconsider Baby, 10. I Need Your Love Tonight, 11. That’s All Right, 12. Don’t Be Cruel, 13. One Night, 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 15. It’s Now Or Never, 16. Swing Down Sweet Chariot, 17. Hound Dog, 18. Tom Moffatt interviews Colonel Parker and Elvis during the filming of G.I. Blues, June 21, 1960, 19. Press conference and awards ceremony, complete and unreleased, March 25, 1961, 20. Tom Moffatt interviews Elvis on the set of Blue Hawaii, April 1961.

Tracks Elvis Now ... and Again:
Side A: 01. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – take 6 (2:48) 02. Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 3 (3.07) 03. Miracle Of The Rosary – take 1 (1:54) 04. Early Mornin’ Rain – takes 1,2,9 (3:41) 05. Put Your Hand In The Hand – take 1 (3:15) (06. Until It’s Time For You To Go – take 5(4:21)

Side B: 01, Sylvia – takes 3,4,9 (7.04) 02. We Can Make The Morning – master (3:55) 03. I Shall Be Released – informal recording (0.48) 04. It’s Only Love – takes 6,7 (3:02) 05. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead - takes 5,6 (3.45)

Side C: 01. I’m Leavin’ – take 1 (4.07) 02. It’s Only Love – takes 8.9 (5:31) 03. (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – takes 9,10 (3.21) 04. Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 15 (2.44) 05. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – take 10 (3.08)

Side D: 01. Early Mornin’ Rain – take 11 (3:37) 02. I’m Leavin’ – takes 2,3 (3.48) 03. Lady Madonna (1:45) 04. Help Me Make It Through The Night – takes 8-10 (4.18) 05. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – takes 11,12,14 (5:06) 

(Source: Elvis And His Music)