Phantom Imports released the double CD/ DVD set "Heartbreak Hotel".
The set was released as a tin box containing three cardboard sleeves with the discs. The 26 audio tracks include 'Mystery Train', 'I've Got A Woman', 'Jailhouse Rock' and more. The 21 video tracks include 'Witchcraft/Love Me Tender' with Frank Sinatra, 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Love Me Tender' and more. Videos are in Black & White and from various TV performances.
Twentieth Century Rock And Roll Artists
The Promo Sound budget label released a twenty track Elvis Presley compilation in their "Twentieth Century Rock And Roll Artists" series.
Elvis International Magazine
Publisher Kjell Bjornestad announce the April 2010 issue of the 'Elvis International Magazine'.
Sanctioned by EPE it doesn't however look like it offers too much new to Elvis aficionados; this edition features articles on Elvis' Aloha jumpsuit and Joe Esposito explains why Elvis liked holidaying in Hawaii so much.
Sherill Nielsen Update
Brenda Nielsen wrote an update about the health of her husband Sherill Nielsen who is fighting lung cancer.
Sherrill is still undergoing a very rigorous schedule of treatments: He has daily radiation treatments (he refers to these as being barbecued), then he has weekly chemo therapy (5 hours) and weekly erbitux therapy (4 hours). ... We met with his cancer doctor on Thursday, but the doctor says it is too soon to give us any type of prognosis. He wants Sherrill to have the full 2 months of agressive daily treatments (this should be around the middle of May) ... and then they should be able to see where we are. ...
We have a dear friend in Belgium (Jerry Deewood) who was able to send Sherrill a prescription for a 'miracle' cough pill. One of the biggest problems that he has had was constant non-stop dry cough being produced from the cancer and pneumonia. This has made him so extremely week. He, for the first time, has been able to sleep throughout the night without coughing. Thank you Jesus!! ...
Thank you all for your continued prayers on his behalf. He has enjoyed reading and receiving the many e-mails from his fans throughout the world. I guess that is when you stop and realize all the many lives you have touched. Keep the prayers coming. We know that we serve an awesome God. ...
I know that Sherrill would love to pick up the phone and talk to each of you personally, but right now he is too weak to do this.
We love you all
Brenda and Sherrill
Elvis American Idol
This week’s American Idol is all about the music of Elvis. Each
contestant will bring his favourite Elvis song. Viewers in the UK can see the episode on Thursday and repeated on Saturdays. The song selections from the acts are; ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, ‘Saved’, ‘Baby, What You Want Me To Do’, ‘Can't Help Falling In Love’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Suspicious Minds’, ‘A Little Less Conversation’ and ‘In The Ghetto’.