July 06 - Summertime Books Through The Years

The Touchdown import label announced the release of 'Summertime '73' containing the audience recorded afternoon show from Nashville on July 1,1973. 

Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Steamroller Blues
/ You Gave Me A Mountain / Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes / Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Mama Don't Dance - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Jailhouse Rock - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / I'm Leaving' / How Great Thou Art / Hound Dog / Fever / Something / Faded Love / What Now My Love / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / I´ll Remember You / I Can't Stop Loving You / An American Trilogy / A Big Hunk O' Love / Love Me Tender / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

The Graceland 1976 Masters

Over the years, terms like ’digitally remastered’ and ’improved sound’ have become virtually meaningless, due to their overuse by the records labels, whose product more often than not does not really deliver in the audio department. Enter Retro Audio, a sound expert who has developed a remarkable new technique for improving the audio on vintage recordings. Retro Audio is not some guy fiddling around on a computer, he is the real deal, and some of his masterings currently in circulation in the Elvis world are creating quite a furore. Fans have expressed great surprise at what they are hearing, and have wondered how it is possible that Retro Audio was able to improve on even the best sources so far in such a significant way. Hearing his audio work is like suddenly seeing a b&w photo in color; there is much more dept in the recording, more definition, Elvis’ voice reveals more details… the results are nothing less than startling. Retro Audio has now turned his attention to Elvis’ most misunderstood work, the Graceland sessions from 1976, and this is arguably his finest audio work so far. Get ready to hear these recordings in a whole new light, as this remarkable procedure has breathed new life into these masters. Hear Elvis’ voice as you have never heard him before, it’s like you can almost reach out and touch him. Get surprised by details you never heard before. If you buy only one Elvis CD this summer, then make sure that it’s this one, because this audiophile release WILL surprise you. Presented in a deluxe 2-wing digipack with relevant photos and session details, this is one release that you simply must hear!

Elvis Updated, Remixed

A new CD entitled 'Elvis Updated, Remixed' is due soon from the new Mix-it import label. 
1. Startin´Tonight 
2. Hey Little Girl 
3. It Won´t Be Long 
4. Baby I Don´t Care 
5. Night Rider 
6. Born To Rock 
7. Way Down
8. Inherit The Wind
9. Datin´ 
10.  Crawfish 
11. Hard Luck 
12. Night Life Elvis & Friends - Rock´n´Roll Medleys
13. The Fifties - Rock´n´Roll Medley I Shake Rattle And Roll / Tutti Frutti / Rock Around The Clock / Hound Dog / Jailhouse Rock / Blue Jean Bob 
14. The Fifties - Rock´n´Roll Medley II Rock Around The Clock / Tutti Frutti / Hoots Moon / C´mon Everybody / Move It / Do You Wanna Dance / Hound Dog 
15. The Fifties - Rock´n´Roll Medley III All Shook Up / Summertime Blues / Let´s Dance / Red River Rock / Runaround Sue / You´re Sixteen / See You Later Alligator / It´s Late / Rave On 
16. The Fifties - Rock´n´Roll Medley IV (without Elvis) Let´s Dance / Peggy Sue / Rubber Ball / Runaway / Summertime Blues / Move It / Rave On 

Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977

The Boxcar Enterprises book, 'Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977', has been released and on it's way to the dealers. According to the update the first editionof the book, a limited edition of 2000 copies, is also nearly sold out. The book contains 450 pages and includes over 1000 photos many of which are never before published with informative text (including Graceland’s pre history before Elvis' time), original purchase documents, receipts, blueprints and much much more. It is the most comprehensive book on Graceland to date covering Elvis’ time at his residence.

Budget Flash

The Flashlight label announced the release of 3 compilation CDs with August 6, 2012 as the release-date; 'Celluloid Rock: Love Me Tender', 'Celluloid Rock: Young and Beautiful', and 'Celluloid Rock: Sound Advice'.


The following Elvis releases appeared on the Billboard Catalog Album Charts (w/e 14th July, 2012):
'Heart And Soul' selling some 1,614 copies. Total sales to date: 567,860 copies.
'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 1,556 copies. Total sales to date: 279,068 copies.
'The Essential Elvis' selling some 1,545 copies. Total sales to date: 453,538 copies. It is a double album and therefore under RIAA rules qualifies for double sales - so for their purposes it has sold 907,076 copies.
'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 1,321 copies. Total sales to date: 475,689 copies.
'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling some 1,224 copies. Total sales to date: 117,333 copies.
'Elvis Christmas' selling some 11 copies. Total sales to date: 599,565 copies.

(Source: ElvisNews / FECC / Elvis Australia / Amazon / Brian Quinn / Elvis Memories)

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