September 28 - Lil' Chart Record

As most fans know, the legal heirs of Elvis Presley lost a lawsuit in Germany claiming a fortune from Sony Music Entertainment Germany for what they called the "exploitation of Elvis Presley's greatest hits". The Judge hearing the case in the Munich court threw out the claim by Elvis Presley Enterprises for a share of the record company's profits over the past 40 years & disagreed. EPE decided to appeal. The new chapter of the Legal battle is set for January 17th when a second court will judge the claim.

Charts

The CD "La Collection RTL" dropped from #56 to #94 on the album chart in the French Speaking part of the country. On the French Compilation Album chart this album dropped three spots to #18. 
The CD "The Real... Elvis" dropped one spot from #33 to #34 on the Irish Album chart. 


Lil' Record


The self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” can lay claim to a new mantle: Bigger than Elvis. Lil Wayne has surpassed Elvis Presley’s record of appearances on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the magazine announced Thursday. The King of Rock and Roll held the record with 108 songs on the chart from its launch in 1958 to 2003. But with Lil Wayne’s appearance as a featured artist on the Game’s new jam, “Celebration,” the hip-hop star now has 109 songs on the list. Still, Billboard noted that Lil Wayne’s meteoric rise in the record books is in part due to rappers’ tendency to share credit on tracks. Weezy is not listed as the lead artist on the majority of his tracks — unlike Presley who was the marquee singer on all of his songs. In an apples to apples comparison, The King still rules; Lil Wayne has just 42 singles on which he’s the main man, though not including his self-aggrandizing “Best Rapper Alive.” 30 hits by Elvis Presley were not included on the Billboard list as they charted before 1958.

(Source: ElvisMatters / The King's World / NY Daily News)

September 27 - Elvis Murdered By A Prince

A new book focuses on one question: Who Murdered Elvis? From the press release: Presley's father knew he was murdered, but his cries for an investigation were blocked by every level of the government - why? On November 20th, 2008, two years after the government rejected reopening the Presley case with concrete evidence, Elvis researcher Jared Parker was brutally murdered. Parker was going to expose newly uncovered letters written by Elvis implicating Mob and FBI operatives who were threatening his life. Who's behind the cover up?


Prince From Another Date 

Amazon announce that the much anticipated SONY/Legacy CD/DVD release, 'Prince From Another Planet', is to be delayed from it's original October 30th release date until the new date of November 12.

(Source: ElvisMatters / Amazon)

September 24 - Greatest Escape

One lucky fan got hold of a copy of the "Greatest Live Hits Of The Fifties"  from the UK based Memphis Recording Service (which escaped early). The CD is due October 22, 2012. 

(Source: FECC)

September 21 - Gospel Chart Records Ties

In the French-speaking part of Belgium the "Elvis La Collection RTL" dropped from #32 to #56 on the Album chart. The CD dropped from #14 to #15 on the French Compilation Album chart. 

In it's fifth week on the Australian Album Charts, the "Elvis By Request: The Australian Edition" CD has dropped from #33 to #42. 

The CD "The Real... Elvis" remains steay on the irish album charts at #33 in it's 40th week on the chart. 

Classic Inspirations

the Bothsides importlabel announced the release of the original 1980 K-Tel release on CD, a limited edition of 300 copies. 

From the press-release:
Back in the early 1980s the K-Tel label released some great Elvis compilation albums. All their releases were advertised on radio and TV, so the impact was huge. Most of the albums became gold or platinum award winning albums. With these great albums  many fans were first introduced to the wonderful music of Elvis Presley. 

The 1980 gospel album ‘Inspirations, is, perhaps, the most successful K-tel album that was released at the time. With it’s beautiful painted cover and excellent tracklist, this is one of the best Elvis gospel compilation albums ever released.
And now, 32 years after it’s release, it’s finally available on silver pressed CD, for all the fans who will treasure their first memory of Elvis’ music, and for those who, simply, want a great Elvis gospel album! The new Bothsides importlabel, presents the original album including 7 great bonus tracks. All bonus tracks (alternate takes) are edited, so now you can hear them for the first time without false starts, studio chat etc. Just the complete takes.
This great CD comes in a 4 page booklet with original sleeve notes. This is a fantastic CD for the cold and long winter nights or the upcoming Christmas season. This Is A Strictly Limited Edition Release Of Only 300 Copies!  

Tracklsiting:

1. Crying In The Chapel, 2. It Is No Secret (what God Can Do), 3. A Thing Called Love, 4. Bosom Of Abraham, 5. In My Father's House, 6. An Evening Prayer 7. Amazing Grace, 8. How Great Thou Art, 9. Lead Me, Guide Me, 10. The Impossible Dream, 11. There'll Be Peace In The Valley For Me, 12. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs, 13. I Believe In The Man In The Sky, 14. Mansion Over The Hill Top, 15. Padre 16. Where Could I Go To But To The Lord, 17. He Is My Everything,18. Somebody Bigger Than You And I, 19. He Touched Me, 20. Known Only To Him, 21. Milky White Way (take 3), 22. Run On (take 2), 23. Stand By Me (take 7), 24. We Call On Him (take 8), 25. So High (take 1), 26. Without Him (take 8), 27. You’ll Never Walk Alone (take 1),

Lil Wayne Enjoys A Feat Previously Fit For Only A King

As he debuts as a guest (with 2 Chainz) on Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance," the Billboard Hot 100's top debut at No. 71, the rapper ties Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 appearances - 108 - among men. The pair trails only the "Glee" cast's 204 visits for the most among all acts since the chart launched the week of Aug. 4, 1958. 
Among solo males, Lil Wayne and Presley rank above James Brown, who's third with 91 Hot 100 hits. Ray Charles places fourth with 74 entries, followed by Elton John (67). Elvis Presley's pre-1958 hits were not included in these totals.

New book by Ginger Alden
 
Ginger Alden, Elvis' girlfriend at the time of his death is currently in the process of writing her memoirs about her life and her short relationship with the King of Rock 'N' Roll. The book is expected next year.
 

(Source: The King's World / Elvis Information network / Billboard / Elvis Australia / ElvisMatters)

September 20 - Roll Over!

The Straight Arrow importlabel announced the release of the CD "Wednesday Night Roll Over!" containing an audience recording of the the March 26, 1976 midnight show.

From the press release:
It’s All About Elvis! A week into his March-April engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton, Elvis continued to offer generally dynamic performances, filled with good humour and a sense of fun. A good deal of the set from the midnight show on March 26, 1975 incorporated songs from his sessions at RCA Hollywood from earlier that month, all of which would appear on the Elvis Today album. Three-quarters of his two most recent singles received an airing as well, with ‘Promised Land’ sounding frisky indeed. The often-lengthy, angry and too-revealing monologues from the previous summer in Las Vegas were now gone.
On this set is a superb-quality off-line recording of the entire show, and it’s a delight. There are commendable performances of 'I’ll Remember You’ (with a quick one-liner of Dionne Warwick’s 1967 hit ‘Alfie’ at the start), 'It's Midnight' (with a funny false start), 'Big Boss Man', ‘And I Love You So', 'Burning Love' and his current top-twenty RCA single, the dramatic 'My Boy.’ Elvis even throws in the seldomly performed ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go.’ Wednesday’s child might have been full of woe, but Wednesday night’s gig at the Hilton is full of go-go-go!

As fans have come to expect, this recording is of very good quality, sourced from an early generation copy of the original cassette. It was recorded by the same fan who taped shows used for our previous release, "Amore, Elvis". The digipak contains excellent liner notes and is filled with photos from the March-April 1975 engagement. As usual, these recordings have been carefully engineered to be presented in the best possible sound. If you have enjoyed "Amore, Elvis", you will love "wednessday Night Roll Over"! That’s a guarantee, baby! 

Tracklisting
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. And I Love You So - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. It's Midnight (with false start) - 09. Promised Land - 10. Fairytale (with false start) - 11. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 12. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 14. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 16. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 17. School Day - 18. My Boy - 19. I'll Remember You - 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 22. Until It's Time For You To Go - 23. Burning Love - 24. Steamroller Blues - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements. 

(Source: FECC)

September 19 - Collecting Elvis Bootlegs

Volume 19 in the "Elvis Sammlung" series by De Agostini  and EPE was released in Germany. This volume contains the DVD "Wild In The Country", a magazine, memorabilia reproductions and a mini poster of the movie 'Blue Hawaii'. 


Bright Light City

The third release on the new label Convair importlabel was released. It contains  a rare audience-recording of a great live performance Elvis did at the Las Vegas International Hotel on August 12, 1969 (Dinner Show) and is limited to 300 copies only. 

(Source: The King's World / e-mail)

September 18 - Follow That Memory Clips

JAT Publishing announced the rush-release of volume 6 of the "Elvis Hot Shots And Cool Clips" series. This volume will be housed inside of the legendary rare 1975 Hilton Showroom Menu. The DVD will include Las Vegas 1972, Kansas City 1972, Chicago 1972, afternoon show and more. There is no audio of Elvis with the footage.
Sheila Ryan Died

Elvis's girlfriend Sheila Ryan passed away at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. Kathy Westmoreland and Larry Geller confirmed the news. After Elvis and Linda Thompson broke up, he dated Sheila Ryan for a while in 1974. After that relationship, Sheila was married for a couple of years with Hollywood actor James Caan. Elvis and Sheila met each other in Las Vegas. Elvis performed 'And I Love You So' many times during his concerts and dedicated it to Sheila.
"So many losses recently in the Elvis world. I remember Sheila very well. She was very pretty, very sweet. My heart goes out to her family and friends", 
Larry Geller

"Sadly, just receive the news that Sheila Ryan Caan has passed away. You will be missed Sheila", 
Kathy Westmoreland


Follow That Dream 2012 Releases


In a couple of weeks, we can expect 3 new titles from the FTD label. The next two titles will come out in the 7” 2CD series: ‘From Elvis Presley Boulevard’ and ‘Hits of the 70’s’. The vinyl range will be expanded with ‘Elvis Country’. 

The titles for the three last releases of the year, due in December, are announced: In the 5” series the 2CD ‘August ‘72’ (working title) with the dinner concert from Aug 12 and the rehearsals for that concert engagement. The 7” series will bring the classic album ‘Back in Memphis’ and the vinyl lovers can look out for "G.I. Blues".

FTD Deletes ...

The release "A Boy From Tupelo", the monster project about the Sun years, was only released 6 weeks ago, but the stock with FTD is now completely sould out. Further more, FTD announces that the following titles will be deleted from their catalogue:

- Burbank 68 (5”)
- It’s Midnight (5”)
- Closing Night (5”)
- Rockin’ Across Texas (5”)
- Tickle Me (7”)
- Blue Hawaii (Vinyl)
- Standing Room Only (Vinyl)
- Good Times (Vinyl)
- Jailhouse Rock (Vinyl)
- Elvis Is Back (Vinyl)


Tracklisting Elvis Country:

Side 1
01. Snowbird takes 4,5
02. Tomorrow Never Comes take 11
03. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On  (rough mix with horns)
04. Funny How Time Slips Away (undubbed rough mix)
05. I Really Don’t Want To Know (undubbed  rough mix)
Side 2
06. There Goes My Everything take 1
07. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It (alternate master)
08. Faded Love take 3 (alternate master)
09. I Washed My Hands In  Muddy Water (undubbed rough mix
10. Make The World Go Away take 1*  (undubbed rough mix) 
Side 3
01. I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar (studio jam)
02. Where Did They Go, Lord take 1
03. The Fool – take 1
04. Faded Love (Country version)
05. Little Cabin On The Hill take 1
06. A Hundred Years From Now – take 2
07. Snowbird (rehearsal and take 1)
08. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (master) 
Side 4
01. Snowbird – takes 4,5 
02. Tomorrow Never Comes take 2
03. Faded Love takes 2,1*  (undubbed rough mix) 
04. The Next Step Is Love* (undubbed rough mix)
05.  Where Did They Go, Lord takes 2,3
06.  When I’m Over You*  (undubbed rough mix) 

Tracklisting Hits Of The 70's:

Disc 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE 1
01. The Wonder Of You
02. I’m Leavin’
03. Burning Love 
04. Always On My Mind 
05. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 
06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 
ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE 2
07. There Goes My Everything
08. Rags To Riches
09. Until It’s Time For You To Go 
10. Kentucky Rain
11. I’ve Lost You
12. An American Trilogy 
BONUS A SIDES
13. Don’t Cry Daddy
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. Fool
16. Take Good Care Of Her
17. If You Talk In Your Sleep
18. My Boy
19. Promised Land 
20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 
21. Green, Green Grass Of Home 
22. Hurt 
23. Moody Blue 
24. Way Down

Disc 2
THE  ‘B’ SIDES – SIDE 1
01. Mama Liked The 
02. Heart Of Rome 
03. It’s A Matter Of Time 
04. Separate Ways 
05. How The Web Was Woven
06. Patch It Up
THE ‘B’ SIDES – SIDE 2
07. I Really Don’t Want To Know 
08. Where Did They Go, Lord
09. We Can Make The Morning
10. My Little 
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
BONUS ‘B’ SIDES
13. Rubberneckin'
14. See See Rider
15. Steamroller Blues
16. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby
17. Help Me 
18. Loving Arms 
19. It’s Midnight 
20. Mr. Songman 
21. Thinking About You
22. For The Heart
23. She Thinks I Still Care 
24. Pledging My Love 
BONUS TRACK
25. My Way 

Tracklisting From Elvis Presley Boulevard:

DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
01 Hurt
02 Never Again
03 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
04 Danny Boy
05 The Last Farewell
06 For The Heart
07  Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
08 Solitaire
09 Love Coming Down
10 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11 Hurt – takes 1,2
12 Never Again – take 11
13 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4
14 Danny Boy – take 9
15 The Last Farewell – take 3 + ending of take 2
16 For The Heart – take 1
17 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 6
18 Solitaire – take 3
19 Love Coming Down – take 3
20 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 4,5
SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE SINGLE
21 For The Heart – takes 3B, 4B, 5B
22 Hurt- composite of takes 4 & 3

DISC 2
SESSIONS: THE MAKING OF
01. For The Heart – takes 2,3
02. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1
03. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 1,3
04. Hurt – take 3
05. The Last Farewell – take 1
06. The Last Farewell – take 2
07. Never Again – takes 2,3 & 9 )
08. For The Heart – take 4A
09. Danny Boy – takes 6,7
10. Danny Boy – take 8
11. Love Coming Down – take 4
12. Blue Eyes In The Rain – takes 1,2
13. Solitaire – takes 5,7
14. Hurt – takes 6,5
15. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – takes 3-5
16. For The Heart – take 5A
17. The Last Farewell – take 4,  master rough mix
18. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – master rough mix
19. Never Again –master remix
20. Danny Boy – master rough remix

(Source: FECC / Elvis Matters)

September 16 - Tumbling Down The Charts

The Australian fan compilation "Elvis By Request" tumbled down the ARIA Album Chart from #14 to #33 this week. 

The 2011 Sony budget compilation "The Real ... Elvis" drops one spot from #32 to #33 this week.

The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation fell off the Italian Album charts from last week's #89 spot. 

The fan compilation "I'm An Elvis Fan – A Collection Of Songs Chosen By His New Zealand Fans" dropped from #9 to #33 on the album chart.

(Source: Elvis InfoNet / The King's World)

September 14 - Four Wild Budget Tigers

The MFX import label announced the release of volume 4 in their "Elvis: Wild Tiger At The Hilton" CD series. This volume contains the complete and previously unreleased January 28, 1974 Dinner Show.

From the press release:
The MxF label will release soon the fourth volume of “Wild Tiger at the Hilton'' featuring the complete and unreleased Las Vegas January 28, 1974 Dinner Show.
After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. The early season show here presented is without doubt better as quality respect the one included in the volume 3. Elvis appears concentrate and his performance is superb , He deliveries a long show, practically 60 minutes….respect the classic 45.00 min. of the rest of the Season. Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he introduce the oldie “My Baby Left me” without forget the classic early 70’ songs like You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling, Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline. As you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice at year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four. 

Best song: If You Love Me The Love from Elvis for the song cannot be denied, He able to make the own song.. delivering an original version with a full reprise. The show is unreleased and complete, Here we present the show directly from a first generation copy of a privately-recorded 60-minute cassette. The sound was painstakingly restored for your listening pleasure. The sound quality here is incredible good, considering it was taped from the audience. Elvis’ voice is loud and clear, the band sounds very powerful in very good balanced mix with some great James Burton’ guitar solos, the audience is never too intrusive giving instead the real feeling of the concert.
Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful four panel digipack with a collection of photos taken during the Season. The recording excellent quality and the superb show give to Wild Tiger At The Hilton vol.4 the status of unique. 
Don’t miss it!

Tracklisting:
Intro - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman - Love Me - My Baby Left Me - You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - Sweet Caroline - Love Me Tender - Trying To Get To You - Rock Medley - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Killing Me Softly (The Voice) - Spanish Eyes - Why Me Lord? (The Stamps) - Suspicious Minds - Introduction - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - If You Love Me (Wiht Reprise) - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

Budget Releases

Amazon Canada has the Sony Gernre compilations "Elvis R&B" and "Elvis Movies" listed for release on October 9, 2012, and the compilations "Christmas Peace" and "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" on November 06, 2012.

The French Fremeaux & Associes label announced the re-release of the 3 CD set "Elvis Presley & The American Music Heritage 1956-1957" on October 12, 2012

The Columbia label announced the release of the CD "Flashback International" on October 23. 2012

The Hoo Doo burgetlabel announced the release of the original albums "Elvis' Christmas Album" and "His Hand In Mine" coupled on one disc. This release is due November 20, 2012.

Charts

The French "La Collection RTL" dropped from #11 to #32 on the album chart in the Wallonian part of Belgium. 

Play Along

Volume 21 in the "Guitar Play Along: Elvis Presley" will be reeled October 03, 2012 on DVD. Tracks include "Blue Suede Shoes", "Don't Be Cruel", Jailhouse Rock, "Hound Dog" and four more.


Graceland At 30 - Better Than Ever

A leading source in business news and financial information calls "Graceland at 30 - Better Than Ever." In a new article on Forbes.com, the high-profile magazine looks at the many advantages of adding Graceland to your bucket list and how music lovers will get their money's worth on a day spent at the king's home.

"While devoted Elvis fans might spend an entire day examining the many exhibits, the average visitor can easily do Graceland well in three hours or less on a normal day, and as tourist attractions go, it is three hours very well spent," says Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted.

Olmsted compares his trip to Graceland to his first time visiting Elvis' home in 1990. He looks at the many exhibits on display and how the expansion of Graceland has grown tremendously over the years, all while continuing to preserve the legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

"Graceland is a very interesting – and extremely well run – attraction that is a seminal part of American culture and speaks volumes to music, celebrity, and yes, history. But admittedly, most of all to Elvis."

(Source: FECC / Amazon / The King's World / Elvis Club Berlin / EPE)

September 13 - Coverart From Another Planet

Amazon showed the cover-art for the "Prince From Another Planet" double CD / DVD package, and it appears to have some colour (in contrary to previous outings for this release).


From the press release:

Elvis Presley's only NYC concert appearances now in a 3-disc deluxe set! Comes with a 48-page booklet features brand new essays by Lenny Kaye, historic articles & clippings, and many rare & some previously unseen photos. Includes unique George Kalinsky photos + rare shots by Dagmar.

  • Elvis performs four sold out shows on June 9, 10 & 11, 1972 at Madison Square Garden – the first artist to sell out 4 consecutive MSG shows!
  • RCA recorded both June 10th shows in preparation for releasing a live album just eight days after Elvis departs New York. The album was eventually drawn from his 8:30 p.m. performance and was titled "Elvis As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden"
  • Elvis' engagement at MSG marked the first time Elvis performed in front of a live audience in New York since appearances in 1956 and 1957 on the Dorsey Brothers, Steven Allen and Ed Sullivan shows.
  • The MSG box office success from Elvis' appearance is further proof that the public had long awaited his return to New York - a fourth show was added on Sunday, June 11, due to the first three shows instantly selling out.
  • John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were all in attendance.
  • "Like A Prince From Another Planet" was an NY Times headline following the show


(Source: Amazon)

September 12 - Greatest Hits


The next Memphis Recording Service, in association with JAT Productions, announced the release of the ‘Greatest Live Hits of the 50s’ compilation which will be released officially on October 22, 2012.

From the press-release:
For the first time on General Release, it has 8 new live tracks that have all been re-mastered and are now significantly and noticeably improved, than before. Additionally, the CD also contains for the first time, an unreleased live version of ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ from October 1955. Sound samples for entire CD will start appearing very soon. 

Tracklisting:
01. Good Rockin' Tonight - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. 
02. Baby Let's Play House - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955.
03. That's All Right - Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955. 
04. Little Mama - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
05. You’re a Heartbreaker - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
06. Tweedle Dee - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
07. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955
08. Hearts of Stone - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
09. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954
10. I Got A Woman - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955
11. Maybelline - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955
12. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955
13. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October, 1955 
14. Shake Rattle & Roll - WJOI Radio, Florence, Alabama January 19, 1955
15. Heartbreak Hotel - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956
16. Long Tall Sally - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956
17. Money Honey - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956
18. I Was the One - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Afternoon Show, September 26th 1956
19. Blue Suede Shoes - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Evening Show, September 26th 1956
20. Paralyzed - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1955
21. Don't Be Cruel - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1955
22. Hound Dog - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Evening Show September 26th 1956

Bonus Tracks:
23. Money Honey - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
24. Shake, Rattle & Roll - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955

(Source: MRS)

September 10 - Lance LeGault Died

Lance LeGault, a veteran character actor whose 50-year Hollywood career included work as a stunt double for Elvis Presley and appearances in television programs such as “Magnum P.I.” and “The A-Team” and movies such as “Stripes” and “Coma” died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his daughter, Mary. He was 75.
His early credits include stunt double for Presley in “Viva Las Vegas,” “Kissin’ Cousins” and “Roustabout,” he also appeared in the famous "1968 Comeback Special". His voice was also used for time as the narrator of the tour audiotape at Presely’s Graceland mansion.

L'itinĂ©raire Hors Du Commun Du King Of Rock 'n' Roll 

Parragon Books announced the release of the 64 pages book "L'itinĂ©raire Hors Du Commun Du King Of Rock 'n' Roll" by Chantal Mitjaville. 

(Source: Various / Elvis Club Berlin)

September 08 - Charts And Auction Results

In it's third week on the Australian Album Charts, the "Elvis By Request: The Australian Edition" CD has dropped from #9. to #14.

In New Zealand the "I'm An Elvisfan" compilation compiled by New Zealand fans dropped from #7 to #9.

Auction Results

The holy book, given to Presley on his first Christmas in Graceland in 1957, was expected to raise around £25,000, but went for more than double the price.

The bible was used by Presley throughout his life until his death on August 16 1977. It contains his handwritten notes, thoughts, annotations and underlining throughout. Poignantly, one of the many lines emphasised by the troubled entertainer states: "What is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself or be cast away."
Karen Fairweather, sales room manager at Omega Auctions, said: "It was a really exciting atmosphere in the room, we had 300 people and there was bidding online and on the telephone across the world. You could hear a pin drop when it sold for that price.

"There were three rival bidders on the phone and once it got over £20,000 each bid was taking a while, because they each had a price in mind for the bible and they were thinking about it. There was a round of applause when the hammer went down. It was incredible."
The winning telephone bidder, who did not want to be identified, was an American man based in the UK
A movie contract signed by Elvis for the 1962 film, Follow That Dream, went for £6,000 and a pair of shoes made by Black Flagg Brothers, owned and worn by Elvis, sold for £6,500.
However, a pair of The King's briefs, unwashed and still soiled, went unsold. Bids for the light-blue underpants worn underneath his famous white jumpsuit during a 1977 concert performance, reached £5,000, failing to meet the £7,000 reserve price.
The entire Elvis collection, owned by a single British collector, sold for just over £100,000 at the sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire.



Night On The Town Released

The Touchdown import label released their CD 'Night On The Town' with the March 29, 1975 MS, as recorded from the audience. The same concert was released a few weeks ago on a 2-CD set by Straight Arrow called 'Amore, Elvis !'.

(Source: Elvis Australia / UK Journal / Cisco Corner)

September 07 - Love My Aloha Vinyl

Love Me Tender ranked #78 on list of Top 100 Country Love Songs: Since its release in 1956, ‘Love Me Tender’ has been one of Elvis Presley‘s most popular songs — and one of the most recognizable love songs of all time. Lyrics like, “Love me tender/Love me sweet/Never let me go” are so simple, yet poignant, that they have made this addition to the Top 100 Country Love Songs countdown a ballad for lovers and for parents and their children, too.
Presley performed ‘Love Me Tender’ on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ one week before releasing the song. The next day, RCA received one million pre-orders for the tune. It went gold before it was even released, and it continues to be one of the King’s most popular. 


Aloha On Vinyl

The Friday Music label announced the release of "Aloha From Hawaii" on vinyl. The set is due October 30, 2012. 


Christmas Vinyl 

The Vinyl Passion (Cargo Records) budgetlabel will release the "Songs for Christmas" compilation on vinyl on October 12, 2012.


Elvis Presley - In The Movies

Due for re-release on November 20, 2012 is the DVD "Elvis At The Movies".

Charts

The French fan compilation "La Collection RTL" climbed on the Wallonian part of Belgium from #15 to #11 on the Album Chart. 
The Sony compilation "The Real ... Elvis" dropped from #17 to #32 on the Irisch Album chart. 
In Italy the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #68 to #89. 
The 20-CD-Box "20 Original Albums" fell from the Dutch and Swedish album chart. 

#1 Music Legend

Readers of the Belgian Stentor newspaper and website could vote for their #1 Musical Legend. Elvis Presley was voted #1 with 43 percent of the votes. #2 was Michael Jackson, #3 Paul McCartney, #4 Bob Dylan and Bob Marley is listed at #5.

Suspicious Minds

The song "Suspicious Minds" was voted the #2 most explosive song on the Belgian Top 1000 Most Explosive Songs list from the Radio 2 station. Hits by Queen, Bryan Adams, Abba en Bruce Springsteen were listed in the first four spots. 

(Source: Taste Of Country / Elvis Infonet / Amazon / ElvisMatters / The King's World)

September 05 - No German Vinyl For God And Country

The re-release of the album "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" will also be released on a double vinyl album. 

From the press-release:
Elvis performs four sold out shows on June 9, 10 & 11, 1972 at Madison Square Garden – the first artist to sell out 4 consecutive MSG shows! RCA recorded both June 10th shows in preparation for releasing a live album just eight days after Elvis departs New York. The album was eventually drawn from his 8:30 p.m. performance and was titled "Elvis As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden"
Elvis' engagement at MSG marked the first time Elvis performed in front of a live audience in New York since appearances in 1956 and 1957 on the Dorsey Brothers, Steven Allen and Ed Sullivan shows.
The MSG box office success from Elvis' appearance is further proof that the public had long awaited his return to New York - a fourth show was added on Sunday, June 11, due to the first three shows instantly selling out.
John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were all in attendance. "Like A Prince From Another Planet" was an NY Times headline following the show.

Elvis Sammlung #18

Volume 18 in the German "Elvis Sammlung" was released by De'Agostini and EPE in Germany. This volume contain s the DVD "Clambake", a magazine, memorabilia reproductions and a mini-poster for the classic movie "Loving You". 

Not For God And Country

The Dutch import label 3764 BLVD Publishing, (formally Gravel Road Music) announced the release of "For God And Country" containing the 1961 concert. The set was due in various versions, on CD, vinyl and with additional memorabilia (reproductions). 


Joe South Died

Songwriter and Performer Joe South died, he was 72. Elvis Presley recorded his song "Walk A Mile In My Shoes“. His 1971 composition "Rose Garden“, as performed by Lynn Anderson was his biggest hit. Joe South has won several Grammy-awards and is a member of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame.

(Source: EPE / The King's World / ElvisMatters)

September 04 - CD Collage


Artists Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco are celebrating the king's music with a new collage made up of Elvis' classic album covers. According to the Daily Mail, the pair pieced together 6,500 Elvis CD covers to create the iconic image of the rock 'n' roll legend. 
The artists created an entire collection of legendary musicians to highlight the damage caused by music piracy. The duo's piracy collection was on display in an exhibition in Milan.
"Piracy, like a virus, infects and destroys the music from the inside and prevents the artists from succeeding and become idols like they did in the past," said De Turco. 

(Source: EPE)

September 02 - Charts From The Seventies

After last week's new entry at #4 the Australian fan compilation "Elvis By Request" droppped to #9 on the Australian Album chart. 

The CD is available from >> Elvis Australia.

In the U.S. no album made enough sales to enter one of the many sales or airplay chart from Billboard.
The French fan compilation "Elvis - La Collection RTL" climbed from last week's new entry at #98 to #15 this week in the Wallonian part of Belgium. 
The 20-CD box set "20 Original Albums" is a new entry on the album charts at #54 in the Netherlands. In Sweden this box entered the Album Charts #43.
In Germany that box-set fell off the charts (last week it was listed at #84). The RCA budget compilation "The Real ... Elvis" climbed from #25 to #17 in Ireland.


Hits Of The 70's?

The latest edition of the UK - usually well informed - magazine The Man And His Music reports that the Follow that Dream collector's label is planning to release an expanded revised version of the 1974 UK only release "Hits Of the Seventies". The original 12 track LP included many songs only available in the 
UK on singles (I'm Leavin', Rags To Riches", "Always On My Mind, etc). The album only charted at #30 in 1977, after Elvis' death but in 1974 it failed to chart.

(Source: Elvis Australia / The King's World / Elvis Express)

September 01 - It's Not As Good As It Gets Today

Smith & Co announced the release of the double CD 'Rock 'n Roll Only: Just About As Good As It Gets!' with September 28, 2012 as the release-date.


Hal David Died

American songwriter Hal David has passed at age 91. He was blessed with a great career as the man penned hits such as "What The World Needs Now (Is Love, Sweet Love)" and "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". Elvis recorded 2 of his compositions, "Home Is Where The Heart Is" and "A Whistling Tune".

Another One From Wertheimer

The German publisher Taschen announced the release of the Alfred Wertheimer book "Alfred Wertheimer, Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll".

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / ElvisMatters)