May 9 - Elvis Vegas Books, Gold And Charts

The covers for two Elvis Presley books were announced. The first is a new cover for the JAT Publishing book "Viva Las Vegas". The second is the cover for the upcoming book "Paul Lichter Presents Elvis in Vegas". 


Chart Update Week 18


On the Australian Music DVD chart the "Elvis The King Of Rock And Roll" compilation dropped 1 spot to #23 while the "The King" compilation CD drops 7 spots to #31.




Global Chart Update - Week 18

United States:

Top 50 Christian Albums:
• #31 (29) An Evening Prayer

Top 50 Catalog Albums:
• OUT (30) Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

Canada:

Top 50 Country Albums:
• #32 (32) Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

Australia:

Top 40 DVDs:
• #23 (22) Elvis: The King Of Rock ’N’ Roll

Top 50 Catalogue Albums:
• #31 (24) The King
• #46 (Re) Elvis: 30 #1 Hits




Golden Poem

The winners of the 27th annual Sony Radio Academy Awards, the UK’s most prestigious radio accolades, were announced at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The Gold, Bronze and Silver winners of this year’s 34 categories were drawn from all sectors of the vibrant UK radio industry – illustrating its geographical spread and breadth of output. It was an evening where the winner was clearly UK Radio Inc.



The U2 frontman, who also turned 50 on Monday, was awarded the trophy for Best Music Special for his one-off broadcast celebrating the music of Elvis Presley - in which he read a poetic tribute to The King on Radio 4 last year (2009).

This entry combined a bold, kaleidoscopic approach with genuine editorial revelations. The original source material was enhanced to its full potential, creating a compelling listen and demonstrating the finest production values with material masterfully weaved into a stunning radio soundscape worthy of a Sony Gold Award.This entry combined a bold, kaleidoscopic approach with genuine editorial revelations.

The original source material was enhanced to its full potential, creating a compelling listen and demonstrating the finest production values with material masterfully weaved into a stunning radio soundscape worthy of a Sony Gold Award.



Elvis By Bono
Writer: Bono
Producer, Composer, Sound Engineer: Chris O'Shaughnessy 
Executive Producers: Laura Parfitt & Des Shaw.




A Canticle For Elvis





In his latest novel, A Canticle For Elvis (Storytellers), A. J. Ragland brings Elvis Presley back to life on January 8, 2035 in order to lead the world into a new age of ascended being. The adventure combines the best of light science fiction and metaphysics with a good dose of humor. Plus, Elvis gets to sing some new songs.

"Between 1949 and 1954, a young man from Tupelo, Mississippi, kept a secret journal documenting the prophetic insights he experienced while sleepwalking. He hid the journal, together with other treasures, in an old hatbox his mother had given him. Had scientists in his century detected the super-concentration of mitochondria that gives rise to a hybrid human every few thousand years, or understood the true nature of delta wave brain activity prevalent in the young and the gifted, they may have discovered as I did—this sleepwalking young man was not alone on his walks."

From the moment Gabriele Kendall, a Memphis DJ, hears Elvis singing from the sky, she is propelled on a journey through seven days of world-shaking miracles and confrontations with world leaders—to the King's return and her own immortality. Tagging along on the journey are a quartet of wise-cracking flying droids, a talking car, an android housekeeper and her retro-loving genius of a dad.

A Canticle For Elvis is Ragland's fourth novel and his first science-fiction. The story also include six new songs that pay homage to the King's hometown, Memphis, TN, and his life-long friends, George Klein and Jerry Schilling.






   

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