March 23 - Elvis 75 FAQ Book

Mike Eder announced the release of his first book entitled "Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works". The 400 pages book is due for release October 15, 2013 from Backbeat Press. Mike Eder contributed to several book projects by other autors like Tunzi in the past.

Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? Elvis Music FAQ is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series, in Elvis Music FAQ , a lot of rare information is woven together in one concise, entertaining package. There are chapters about every year of Elvis's career, including a look at his pioneering original record label Sun; insight on his management; the continued importance of television in his career; a summation of each Presley concert tour; the inside scoop about the role Elvis's band members and songwriters played in his sound; stories about the amusing musical oddities created by those trying to ride on the Elvis success train; details about the contentious role drugs played in his career; and, finally, a full review of every record the King ever issued. One might say that the only truths about Elvis Presley can be found in the grooves of his records, where his natural talent and passion for music comes through always. Elvis Music FAQ aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.

Weekend Charts

'Elvis 75' (1 CD) re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 30th March, 2013 at 44 selling some 11,441 units due to an MP3 sale at Total sales to date: 101,824 units. It was 1,856 units short of becoming a Top 40 entry. It also re-entered the Catlog Album Chart at 6 and the Digital Album Chart at 19 selling some 11,414 units. Total digital sales to date: 30,654 units.

The following appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

  • 'Elvis 75' - As above.
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden rises from 159 to 108 selling some 1,947 units. Total sales to date: 534,090 units. It also rises from 172 to 164 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,944 units. Total physical sales to date: 533,109 units.
  • 'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 161 to 126 selling some 1,816 units. Total sales to date: 345,236 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 175. 
  • 'Heart And Soul' re-enters at 133 selling some 1,776 units. Total sales to date: 625,915 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 184 selling some 1,775 units. Total physical sales to date: 345,236 units. It also entered the Country Catalog Abum Chart at 23.
  • 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 197 to 137 selling some 1,762 units. Total sales to date: 167,821 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 189 selling some 1,775 units. Total physical sales to date: 166,788 units. It also entered the Country Catalog Album Chart at 25.
  • 'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) re-enters at 183 selling some 1,540 units. Total sales to date: 141,819 units.
  • 'I Am An Elvis Fan' re-enters the Current Country Album Chart at 65 selling some 522 units. Total sales to date: 27,538 units.
  • 'Viva Las Vegas' drops from 51 to 66 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 452 units. Total sales to date: 54,211 units.

The compilation "The Real... Elvis" dropped from #58 to #69 on the Irish Album chart while The hitcompilation "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" fell from #72 to #84 on that same chart. 

DVD Re-issues

Paramount / Eurpac will re-issue several classic movies once more on DVD and as a digital download. The titles, due May 21, 2013, are "Paradise Hawaiian Style", "Roustabout", "Girls! Girls! Girls!", "King Creole", "G.I. Blues" and "Fun In Acapulco". 

The Elvis Files Volume 1 : 1953-1956

The book "The Elvis Files Volume 1 : 1953-1956" should be ready and distribution will start on Monday. This is a real huge volume with 594 pages, this is after it was trimmed down to a feasible postage weight - 1956 was a great year for Elvis. Vol 1 of the epic Elvis Files series, chronicles Elvis' rise from his pre SUN discovery to becoming the world's biggest new sensation ...
564 pages, 1,400 photos featuring All of Elvis' Events from 1953-1956 ...

  • Every Working Moment
  • The Early Tours
  • The first Las Vegas trip, Recording Sessions
  • The TV Shows and lots of unseen and unpublished images.
(Source: Mike Eder / FECC / Brian Quinn / Too Much Monkey Business / Amazon / Elvis Australia)

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