March 31 - Gold Standard Books


As The Elvis Files Volume 8 will be soon going to the printer, Erik Lorentzen and the The Elvis Files Team will present a new series of books called "Gold Standard Series” entitled "Elvis Presley In Person – The Florida Tour August ’56" and "Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo", which will focus on highlights in Elvis’ wonderful career. 

(Source: Elvis Files / lvis Club Berlin)

March 30 - Priscilla's Favorite Photographs

Just released is volume 5 in the "Elvis: The Official Collector's Edition" magazine series. This edition is entitled "My Favorite Photographs".

Description:
Elvis Presley, the only official magazine dedicated to The King of Rock & Roll, is proud to announce the first issue in the next generation of the publication: My Favorite Photos By Priscilla Presley. In this one-of-a-kind glossy special issue, Priscilla Presley, The King's wife and the person who knew him best, chooses her favorite photos of Elvis Presley. From performance stills to family photos to snapshots Elvis at play, Priscilla serves as curator and historian, leading you on a photographic journey through the life of rock music's most iconic founding father using personal artifacts straight from the archives at Graceland. 

US Charts

Elvis Presley has no entries on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending April 9, 2016.
  • 'If I Can Dream' remains at 3 on the Classical Album Chart.
  • 'Heart And Soul' rises from 23 to 19 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
  • 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' is a re-entry at 23 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
  • The 60 CD Collection Boxset fails to make the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The No.200 album sold 1823 units.
Elvis Week 2016

Celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll at Elvis Week 2016 at Graceland in Memphis from August 10-16, 2016.

The schedule of events includes the Candlelight Vigil, The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Concert event, Elvis Fan Reunion, Official Graceland Insiders Conference, Conversations on Elvis: Elvis' Co-Stars, the Auction at Graceland, Designing for the King, Elvis-themed concerts and much more! And unfortunately the so called tribute artists are part of the line-up too :-(


Join lots of great performers and guests as they share their favorite Elvis stories and music. Guests for 2016 include drummer DJ Fontana, TCB Band member Glen Hardin, Elvis co-stars Francine York and Celeste Yarnall, former members of The Stamps Quartet, Terry Blackwood and The Imperials, Charles Stone, Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs, Jamie Aaron Kelley - and many, many more!

Complete details at the Graceland site, click here.

(Source: MediaLab / Graceland / Brian Quinn FECC)

March 29 - My Brother Elvis

A new book by David Stanly is due on June 1, 2016 from David Stanley,  author of books "Elvis We Love You Tender", "Raised On Rock" and "The Elvis Encyclopedia". David is the son of Dee Stanley, with whom Elvis' father Vernon married in 1960, after the death of Gladys Presley. David is currently working on the final chapters of his new book, which is titled "My Brother Elvis: The Final Years". This is the definitive cover-art.

An excerpt from the book

I had missed a tour in December of 1976 as a result of a motorcycle accident. The following is what happened when I picked Elvis up from the airport. 

He walked out of the Lisa Marie with a new girl on his arm, and there he introduced me to Ginger Alden, his latest girlfriend. She was young, about the same age as me, and I found myself comparing her to Linda. I exchanged pleasantries with her, then Elvis reached in his front suit pocket and pulled out an envelope.

“What’s this for?” I wanted to know. “It’s your tour bonus,” he answered. Elvis was typically very generous at the end of a tour, giving bonuses to the crew.
“What’s it for? I wasn’t on the tour,” I said, bewildered.
“Yes you were, David,” he assured me with a smile. “You were with me every day.” 
I opened the envelope and saw $3,000 in cash inside. This was the guy that I had known, the generous man who wanted nothing more than for everyone to be happy. This was the guy I loved, and not because of the money; I loved him because of the heart inside him that made him so generous.


Encore Performance

Here is the definitive cover-art for Joe Tunzi's new book "Encore Performance" highlighting Elvis Presleys' March 28th 1957 Chicago performance and tour.


Alternate Vinyl

Due from the Mr. Suit label on May 30, 2016 is the LP "King Creole the Alternate Album".


(Source: ElvisMatters / Amazon / UEPS / JAT Publishing)



March 28 - 2017

Here are the previews of the 2017 calaendar from the UK based Dream International.

(Source: UEPS)

March 25 - Bringing Him Back On The Charts Again

Joseph Tunzi's Jat Productions announced a new book entitled "Elvis ’70 Bringing Him Back Again"

From the publisher:

Elvis ’70 Bringing Him Back Again is a new book which picks up where the best selling Elvis In the Dome ends from March 1970 to January 1st 1971. This journal will feature newly discovered and unbelievable photos from Elvis That’s the Way It Is and from the June Nashville recording sessions, also unreleased concert photos exclusive to this book from September to November. This is slated to be an early summer release.

UK Charts


On the Official UK Albums Chart for the week of March 25, 2016 the "If I Can Dream" CD dropped one spot from #20 to #21. The "Elvis:The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" compilation re-entered the chart at #94.


Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts:

  • "If I Can Dream" is a new entry at #4 on the 'End of Year Album Chart - 2015'; drops from #83 to #90 on the Album Download Chart; drops from 14 to 16 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from #10 to #13 on the Physical Album Chart.
  • "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" is a re-entry at #93 on the Album Sales Chart and rises from #79 to #65 on the Physical Album Chart.
  • "Elvis: The RCA Albums Collection" (60 CD Boxset) is a new entry at #100 on the Album Sales Chart and is a new entry at #68 on the Physical Album Chart.
  • "If I Can Dream" drops from #14 to #17 on the Scottish Album Chart
EU Charts

The "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" compilation is a re-entry at #47 on the Scottish Album Chart.

The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped from #64 to #80 on the Irish Album chart.
The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped from #133 to #174 on the Belgian Album chart.
The 60 CD Box "The Complete RCA Masters" entered the German Alum charts at #41.

Australian Charts

The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart at #32. 

(Source: FECC / Brian Quinn / The King's World)

March 23 - Vinyl Bootleg Chart

The One label has released three new import CD’s; "Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions" volume 1, 2  and 3. These 3 volumes contain alternate takes and versions from the movies "Paradise, Hawaiian Style", "Harum Scarum" and "Frankie And Johnny".

I Gotta Know -Vinyl

The UK based Rockwell  label re-issued another one of it's compilations on colored vinyl. This time "I Gotta Know" Part II on orange colored vinyl in a limed edition of 120 copies.

Side A: Fever - Like A Baby - I Will Be Home Again - The Thrill Of Your Love - Dirty Dirty Feeling - The Girl Of My Best Friend.

Side B: I Gotta Know - Girl Next Door Went A Walking - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Reconsider Baby - Such A Night - It’s Now Or Never

US Charts

Unfortunately Elvis Presley has no entries on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending April 2, 2016. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD  rises from #4 to #3 on the Classical Album Chart.
The "Heart And Soul'" compilation drops from #21 to #23 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.

(Source: Elvis Aktuell / Elvis The man And His Music / FECC / Brian Quinn)

March 22 - Love Me Tender Cowboy

The movie  "Tickle Me" was released on DVD in Germany as "Cowboy-Melodie" January 2016. It was the last movie to be released on that format. The Blu-ray version of this movie is due August 2016 from the Swiss company Explosive-Media.

Due for release from Le Chant Du Monde on April 15, 2016 is the double CD "Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender - Blue Suede Shoes".


Virtual Elvis



American Idol creator Simon Fuller is partnering with Pulse Evolution Corp. to co-produce a series of entertainment properties and virtual reality experiences featuring Pulse’s digital human, or Digital Life, technology.

Fuller’s XIX Entertainment and Pulse Evolution, the company behind the holograms of Tupac Shakur at Coachella in 2012 and Michael Jackson at 2014’s Billboard Music Awards, said they expect to introduce their all-new form of entertainment to global audiences in the next 18 months.


The partnership said it's aiming to combine the highest quality visual imagery, including hyper-realistic digital humans, with the most advanced display technologies to create immersive content for stage, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.


The first project will be the digital development of Elvis Presley in preparation for a live show to showcase the iconic performer at his prime. Fuller also is developing two other acts: a fictional character for young fans and another persona is based on a little-known artist who he believes might have a better shot at success as a digital entity, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pulse Evolution was founded by John Textor, Rene Eichenberger, Frank Patterson and Jim Berney, who were originally owners and senior executives of Hollywood visual effects company Digital Domain. The company is based in Palm Beach, Fla., with production offices and digital studios in Los Angeles and Marin County.

Earlier this year, Pulse Evolution received investments from China’s Original Force Computer Animation Co. Ltd and Shanghai U9 Game Co. Ltd., both of which are portfolio investments of Tencent Holding Ltd., a $200 billion global conglomerate.

(Source: The King's World / Elvis Club Berlin / Amazon / LA Biz)

March 20 - The Legacy Continues In 2017

Sony Legacy senior vice president, A&R John Jackson talked to Billboard concerning the thought process of assembling the "Complete RCA Album" 60 CD box. In te interview he also mentions ambitions for 2017, the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death. 

We’ve got some interesting ideas,” he admits. “The 40th anniversary of some of the last recordings he made is coming up, so we’re toying with the idea of how to best present those. It’s my argument that he never lost it -- that he was never anything less than amazing. He was the greatest singer of all time, as far as I’m concerned, and was always trying to do his thing. Despite all the troubles he had in the '70s, including fights with the label, how they were promoting him and how they made him feel, he was still cutting great stuff. That’s a lot of what we’re talking about now.

Gold Record Vinyl

Due from the Vinyl Lovers label April 2016 is another vinyl re-issueof the classic "Elvis’ Gold Records 2". 

(Source: FECC / Amazon / Billboard)

March 19 - European Charts

The “If I Can Dream” CD drops from #9 to #20 on the official UK Album chart. Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts for 18th March, 2016:

The "If I Can Dream" set drops from #54 to #83 on the Album Download Chart; drops from #7 to #14 on the Album Sales Chart; drops from #6 to #10 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from #15 to #28 on the Vinyl Album Chart and drops from #20 to #40 on the Official Record Store Album Chart.

  • "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" compilation is a re-entry on the Physical Album Chart at #79.
  • "Elvis: The Platinum Collection" set drops from #40 to #43 on the Independent Album Chart.
European Charts
  • The “If I Can Dream” CD dropped from #7 to #14 on the official Scottish Album chart. 
  • The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #63 to #60 on the official Irish Album chart. 
  • The “If I Can Dream” CD climbed from #196 to #133 on the official Belgian
  •  Album chart. 
Australian Charts
  • The 2007 DVD “Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More“ dropped off the Australian Music DVD chart. 

(Source: FECC / Brian Quinn / The King's World)

March 18 - Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions

 Released on the Elvis One label in the "Bootleg series" are three volumes entitled "Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions". 

Details Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions Vol. 1:
Volume 1 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 40 alternate takes and versions from the movie “Paradise, Hawaiian Style”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company. And for the first time ever presented in the correct speed! Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

Drums Of The Islands (AOV, Take 2) - Datin' (Movie Version) - Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, Take 2 & 3) - A Dog's Life (Take 1) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 1) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JOV, Take 1 & 2) - Stop Where You Are (DOV, Take 2 & 3) - Scratch My Back (Movie Version) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 2 & 3) - A Dog's Life (EOV, Take 7) - House Of Sand (Movie Master) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JOV, Take 3) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JIV, Take 1 & 2) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 4 & 5) - Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, Take 1) - This Is My Heaven (FOV, Take 6) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JOV, Take 6) - This Is My Heaven (FOV, Take 8) - Stop Where You Are (DIV, Take 2, 3, 4 & 5) - Sand Castles (KOC, Take 1)

Bonus Songs:
Drums Of The Islands (AOV, Take 1) - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? (Donna Butterworth) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JO, Take 1 & 2) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JO, Take 3) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JO, Take 4 & 5) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JO, Take 6)

Orchestral Music For The Movie:
Datin' (Score) - Scratch My Back (Score) - Movie Final (Score)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
**track only
***overdub by Donna Butterworth
****overdub by Marianne Hill

Details Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions Vol. 2:
Volume 2 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 42 alternate takes and verions from the movies “Harum Scarum”, “Frankie And Johnny” and “Paradise, Hawaiian Style”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company. Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (Take 2 & 3) - Golden Coins (Take 1 & 2) - My Desert Serenade (Take 10) - Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 1 & 2) - Shake That Tambourine (Take 14, 15 & 17) - My Desert Serenade (Take 1) - Wisdom Of The Ages (Take 4) - Hey Little Girl (Take 4) - Kismet (Take 3 & 4) - Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 8 & 9) - Look Out, Broadway (Take 9 - 11) - Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 11 - 16) - Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter (Take 4) - Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 18) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 6) - Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Movie Version) - Paradise, Hawaiian Style (GOV, Take 4) - Drums Of The Islands (AOV, Take 6)- Drums Of The Islands (A1V, Rehearsal + Take 1 - 3) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 7 & 8) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 9) - This Is My Heaven (FOV, Take 5) - Drums Of The Islands (AOV, Take 3) - Sand Castles (KO, Take 10)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
**overdub by Donna Butterworth

Details Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions Vol. 3:
Volume 3 of “Nineteen Sixty Five Studio Sessions” contains 46 alternate takes and verions from the movie “Frankie And Johnny”, all previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company. Also a 12 pages booklet with recording information and photos.

Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 17) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 4 & 5) - Shout It Out (Take 4 - 6) - Chesay (Take 2 & 4) - Chesay (Take 5) - Look Out, Broadway (Take 1 & 2) - Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter (Take 1) - Frankie and Johnny (Take 2 & 5) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 6 - 8) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 11 - 13) - Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter (Take 3) - Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter (Insert 1, Take 1 - 3) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 14 & 16) - Please Don't Stop Loving Me (Take 4 - 6) - Everybody Come Aboard (Take 3)

Bonus Songs:
Frankie And Johnny (Part 1, Take 1) - Frankie And Johnny (Part 1, Take 2 & 3) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 2, Take 1) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 3, Take 1 & 2) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 4, Take 1 - 3) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 5, Take 1 & 2) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 6, Take 1 & 2) - Frankie And Johnny (Section 7, Take 1 - 3)

All tracks previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company
16-23: track only.

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin)

March 17 - Grooming At The Hilton Showroom

AudiRec proudly presents "Elvis - Hilton Showroom Volume 2", a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from December 5, 1975 – only three days after the much acclaimed Opening Show of Elvis´ December Las Vegas 75 Season.

It´s been quite a few months since Elvis´ unexpected break-up season of August 1975 and his fans didn´t know what to expect from his return to the Hilton Showroom, although there were of course high hopes for a triumphant series of concerts. Also there were two things that immediately catched the eyes and the ears of fans and critics once the “King” was back on stage in Las Vegas´Hilton Showroom: Elvis was noticeably heavier than ever before in his life and he was singing with a certain quality in his voice which was probably stronger than ever before! It´s easy to say so even though audience recordings are mostly far from perfect when it comes to reveal details in a singer´s voice. Elvis sang great in December of 1975 and once you get to hear songs like “Just Pretend” or “How Great Thou Art”, but also “Trying To Get to You”, with this powerful magic of God´s given talent in Elvis´ Voice you will have to agree.

Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet (including an extensive fan-review of the show written very shortly after the concert was over) and listen to the show from December 5, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy!



Tracks: 5.12.1975 - Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel:
Orchestra Intro - Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Fairytale - And I Love You So - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Blue Suede Shoes - Just Pretend - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Johnny B Goode (James Burton) - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - School Day (#1) - School Day (#2) - It's Now Or Never - How Great Thou Art (With Reprise) - One Night - Softly As I Leave You - America The Beautiful - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Elvis Talks - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

The King Of Men's Grooming: Elvis Used Pomade And Changed The World!


The US brand American Crew announces an epic partnership with one of the most influential entertainers of all time- Elvis Presley. The legendary American icon set the standard for the classic American look and continues to inspire men of all ages with his signature style. The world knows and loves Elvis as "The King of Rock and Roll," and now American Crew is proud to crown him "The King of Men's Grooming™."

In honor of the ultimate style icon, American Crew is releasing a line of special edition grooming products made exclusively for men. American Crew has produced a limited run of six of their classic styling products with custom designed labels that feature "The King."  Key items include Fiber™, Pomade, Forming Cream, Grooming Cream, Molding Clay and Defining Paste. Each product features a unique image of Elvis and is available in 3 oz. sizes.

"Men around the world owe a debt to Elvis Presley," said David Raccuglia, American Crew Founder. "Elvis showed us that it's not just what you have to say, but how you say it. He made success and change seem effortless, and used his voice and looks to make a statement to the world. Elvis is 'The original cool' and American Crew wants every guy out there to know that each of us has the power to define ourselves and make a difference." 


Elvis' unmatched influence in pop culture spans not only in music. His commanding voice and charismatic stage presence unleashed a cultural revolution that changed
the world forever. The "King of Rock and Roll's" signature style redefined the image of the American man that continues to inspire today's artists, musicians, designers and social influencers.

"There's only one Elvis Presley, and we are so proud to help introduce him to a new generation of fans. Elvis and American Crew are a natural fit, as they both embody a unique style that is youthful, iconic and original."

"Elvis was very particular about his hair. His hairstyle was part of his rebellion and individuality and he was always in search of the best hair products. Believe me, I know." – Priscilla Presley


For more about Elvis, the history of American Crew - CLICK HERE to some excellent quality "Elvis Grooming" photos plus more on American Crew products.

ELVIS Invades The US Election

Back in a 2003 newspaper column (“Who Can Beat President Doofus?”), Molly Ivins wrote about John Kerry’s "lack of Elvis". "My early take on Kerry was that he has gravitas - sumbitch about bent over double with gravitas - but that he has no Elvis. Minus-zero on the Elvis Scale was my first read. No point in nominating some good and worthy candidate, like Fritz Mondale or Michael Dukakis, if they got no Elvis. The object is to get these people elected. Can't get elected without a soupçon of Elvis."

Ivins noted that Kerry seemed to be working on his Elvis, which gave her some hope, though as we now know, her initial judgment was unfortunately correct.
I imagine some will dismiss this as a silly way of evaluating candidates, but I think the Elvis Factor is to be taken seriously. We can parse the candidates’ utterances until the cows come home, but the fact remains that elections are largely irrational. I’m assuming a certain level of wonkery among readers of this cartoon. (You’re welcome!) Imagine for a moment that everything you know about politics vanishes except for what you’ve heard on cable news. This is the starting point for many voters. And they value certain personality traits, for better or worse. Mostly worse.

I’m a little worried that both Hillary and Bernie are low on Elvis. Those who feel Sanders is a Hunka Hunka Bernin’ Love are free to disagree.

(Source: email / Elvis Information Network / American Crew)

March 16 - Auction Preview RCA Masters

A scrapbook containing unseen photographs of Elvis Presley during his military service in Germany, compiled by an English teenager who was working as a hotel chambermaid, has been discovered.

The girl, known only as Frances, made the album dedicated to the King when she was working in Bad Nauheim, where Elvis spent most of his two years' national service. It contains 15 photos - six of which are signed - of the rock and roll singer in his army uniform, including one with Frances, and is now being sold after lying forgotten in a drawer for years. It is expected to sell for £3,500 when it is put under the hammer by an auctioneers in St Peter Port, Guernsey.

You can see more pictures >> here.

The RCA Master Have Been Released

This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley-The King of rock 'n' roll. It features all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live. It also includes compilations released that featured unreleased songs or songs new to the LP format.

The Album Collection represents album sales in the U.S. of 135 million! Collectively, Elvis has RIAA certified sales of singles, EPs and albums equaling 25x multi-platinum, 52x platinum and 92x gold awards given for U.S. sales alone! Estimated worldwide sales are in excess of one billion!

Highlights include: Elvis' iconic first two studio albums, Elvis Presley and Elvis released in 1956. All 17 of his film soundtrack LPs including Loving You, King Creole, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii and Roustabout. The legendary NBC-TV special Elvis; the 1969 American Sound sessions that spawned From Elvis In Memphis and Back In Memphis; and 1970s triumphs On Stage (1970), Elvis As Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden (1972) and Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973).



Original album packaging has been painstakingly restored including gatefold/die cut sleeves, original RCA Victor inserts, stickers and more. CD labels replicate original side 1 labels.

The Album Collection also includes a 300-page deluxe fully illustrated hard cover book with complete insightful commentary, discography and recording session data. Elvis Presley-The Album Collection represents a level of artistic achievement unparalleled to this day. This unique and comprehensive collection provides testament to Elvis' innate talent.


(Source: Daily Mail / FECC / Amazon / UEPS)

March 15 - Taking Care Of Previews In A Flash

Here are a few preview pages from the new book "Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash", which will be published in May/June by Flaming Star and the Follow that Dream label. 

It is a 430-page illustrated hardback book will detail Elvis’ personal life and public career between October 1970 and January 1971. Produced by David English, Pål Granlund and EMM’s very own Paul Richardson, the book will be accompanied by audio from the November 1970 tour. Further details on the book and audio elements to follow soon.

US And Canadian Charts

Elvis Presley has no entries on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending March 26, 2016.

The "If I Can Dream" CD drops from #3 to #4 on the Classical Album Chart.
The "Heart And Soul" compilation drops from 12 to 21 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.

The "If I Can Dream" CD drops from #24 to #27 on the Canadian Album Chart.

(Source: FECC / The Elvis Shop London / Brian Quinn)

March 14 - Elvis On Tour In The UK

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Elvis Presley will do a UK tour in the United Kingdom November 2016. Elvis Presley makes an appearance on the big screen, Priscilla Presley in person. 

The dates are:
November 17th – Glasgow SSE Hydro 
November 18th – Leeds First Direct Arena 
November 20th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
November 22nd – Birmingham Genting Arena
November 23rd – London O2 Arena
November 24th – Manchester Arena 


Following on from the release of last year’s incredible million-selling album, "If I Can Dream," comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring the most recognizable voice of all time, Elvis Presley, backed by the legendary Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for a six date UK arena run this November. 

The critically acclaimed album, "If I Can Dream," uses archive recordings of The King’s voice featuring new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits, to create an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling album.  The album is Elvis’ twelfth UK number one album and his fiftieth to hit the UK top-ten. 

Now fans will have a chance that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music – the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records world wide), live on screen, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known “rocking” songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.

"If I Can Dream" was produced by Executive Producer, Don Reedman, Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Priscilla Presley will be also be making a very special appearance at the arena shows. She commented, "What an honor for me to present the live debut of what has become a very prestigious and beloved album backed by a full symphony orchestra." These one-off UK performances will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren’t enough and who continues to break records.

Music Week Magazine

Elvis is featured on the cover of the UK Music Week Magazine (the UK equivalent of Billboard).

(Source: FECC / Crowd Surge / EPE / Brian Quinn)

March 13 - A Life In Music

A German version of Ernst Jorgensen's "A Life In Music" is due Spring 2016. This version is a cooperation with Helmut Radermacher with updated studio and concert information up to 2015.

(Source: Elvis Memories)

March 11 - 1960 - 1961 - the California Sessions

Released by the Bad Joker label is the vinyl album "1960 - 1961 - the California Sessions". 

Side A:
Lonely Man - Wild In The Country - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - King Of The Whole Wide World - This Is Living - Riding The Rainbow - Home Is Where The Heart Is - I Got Lucky - A Whistling Tune

Side B:

Wild In The Country (Maracas Version) - In My Way (Solo, Take 3 & 7) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 4, 5 & 6) - Wild In The Country (Take 3) - Wild In The Country (Take 7) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 10) - Wild In The Country (Take 8) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 12 & 17) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 1) - Wild In The Country (Take 9) - Wild In The Country (Take 15, 17 & 18) - Wild In The Country (Take 19).

Jailhouse Rock the Alternative Album

The Bad Joker label released a pink splattered vinyl entitled "Jailhouse Rock the Alternative Album".

(Source: Amazon France)

March 10 - Memphis Record Store Day

Memphis Recording Service will release Limited Edition pressings of Elvis’ entire live concert performance recordings from 1954 – 1961 on 3 exclusive double LP vinyl’s, each with a 24-page gatefold, for Record Store Day on April 16th 2016. 

From the press-release:
The titles are ‘Live In The 50's - The Complete Tour Recordings', ‘The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954 – 1956’ and ‘Such A Night In Pearl Harbor' with all of the tracks remastered, they will be the best on vinyl for many years to come. 

Memphis Recording Service would like to reiterate that these releases are exclusive for Record Store Day retailers only. If any leftovers the week after April 16th can only then, (under RSD rules) be available by your local Elvis dealer. Details for each release are as follows:

Live In The 50's - The Complete Tour Recordings

This limited edition 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live tour recordings of the 1950’s by Elvis Presley. All of the 34 tracks are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and includes a bonus track of recently discovered material. 

The bonus 24 page gatefold photo album has many rare and unreleased photographs and every show listing in the 1950’s.  

Side A 
19th March 1955 - Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas 
01. Good Rockin’ Tonight
02. Baby Let’splay House     
03. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 
04. I Got A Woman 
05. That’s All Right 

6th May 1956 - New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas Nv 
06. Heartbreak Hotel  
07. Long Tall Sally  
08. Blue Suede Shoes 
09. Money Honey

Side B 
16th May 1956 - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock Ar
01. Heartbreak Hotel 
02. Long Tall Sally 
03. I Was The One  
04. Money Honey 
05. I Got A Woman 
06. Blue Suede Shoes 
07. Hound Dog

Bonus Track
26th May 1955 - Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi 
08. That‘S All Right  

Side C 
26th September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo Ms (Afternoon Performance) 
01. Heartbreak Hotel 
02. Long Tall Sally 
03. I Was The One 
04. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 
05. I Got A Woman 
06. Don’t Be Cruel  
07. Ready Teddy 
08. Love Me Tender  
09. Hound Dog
08. Love Me Tender
09. Hound Dog

Side D 
26th September 1956 - Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds, Tupelo Ms (Evening Performance) 
01. Love Me Tender 
02. I Was The One 
03. I Got A Woman  
04. Don’t Be Cruel 
05. Blue Suede Shoes 
06. Baby Let’s Play House 
07. Hound Dog

Vancouver Fragments 31st Aug 1957
08. Heartbreak Hotel/ I Was The One/ I Got A Woman/ Thats When You Heartaches Begin

The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954 – 1956

This limited edition 180 gram 2LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live recordings of the Louisiana Hayride by Elvis Presley from 1954 – 1956 on vinyl. 

All of the 33 tracks herein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and include recently discovered material, including a live version of ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ and a brand new song ‘Little Mama’, released for the first time ever on vinyl. 

The bonus 24-page booklet has many rare and unreleased photographs. It contains extensive linear notes, with informative and historical facts on Elvis’s time with the Louisiana Hayride during 1954 - 1956.

Side A
16th October 1954  
01.  Hayride Begins Jingle
02.  Introduction/ That's All Right
03.  Blue Moon of Kentucky

15th January 1955
04. Hearts of Stone
05. That’s All Right
06. Tweedle Dee

22nd January 22nd 1955
07. Money Honey 
08. Blue Moon of Kentucky 
09. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 
10. That’s All Right 

Side B
5th March 1955
01. Tweedle Dee  
02. Money Honey  
03. Hearts of Stone  
04. Shake, Rattle & Roll 
05. Little Mama 
06. You’re a Heartbreaker  

30th April 1955 – Gladewater, Texas (Remote Louisiana Hayride Broadcast)
07. Tweedle Dee 

2nd July - 1955 
08. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone

Side C
20th August 1955
01. Baby Let’s Play House
02. Maybellene
03 That’s All Right

October 1955
04. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget 

15th December 1956 – (Part 1) 
05. Heartbreak Hotel
06. Long Tall Sally
07. I Was the One
08. Love Me Tender

Side D 
15th December 1956 – (Part 2)
01. Don’t Be Cruel
02. Love Me
03. I Got a Woman
04. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
05. Paralyzed
06. Hound Dog
07. Elvis Has Left the Building

Such A Night In Pearl Harbor

On March 25, 1961 Elvis Presley performed what would become his final live performance for eight years! The complete recording of that very show is captured here on this limited edition, 180gm, double album set. Also included in the 26 tracks is a vinyl debut of the recently discovered press conference for the show which was not available at the time of the CD version of this release. 

As a bonus, the included 24-page booklet is illustrated with many rare large images and extensive, informative linear notes that recall historical facts up to and including Elvis' arrival and performance in Pearl Harbor.

Side A  - Preview Special: Elvis Salutes the USS Arizona (Radio Broadcast March 18th 1961)
1. Part 1 – Featuring ‘Take My Hand Precious Lord’
2. Part 2 – Featuring ‘I Believe in the Man in the Sky’
3. Part 3 – Featuring ‘It is No Secret’
4. Part 4 – Featuring ‘Milky White Way’
5. Part 5 – Featuring ‘He Knows Just What I Need’
6. Part 6 – Featuring ‘I Believe’
7. Part 7 – Featuring ‘(There’ll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)’

Side B 
Press Conference and Awards Ceremony, Hawaiian Village Hotel (March 25th 1961) 

Side C - USS Arizona Memorial Show - March 25th 1961 – 8.30pm – Part 1
Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1. Intro
2. Heartbreak Hotel 
3. All Shook Up  
4. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I 
5. I Got A Woman
6. Love Me
7. Introductions
8. Such A Night
9. Reconsider Baby 

Side D - USS Arizona Memorial Show - March 25th 1961 – 8.30pm – Part 2
Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1. 1.I Need Your Love Tonight
2. That’s All Right
3. Don’t Be Cruel
4. One Night
5. Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. It’s Now or Never
7. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
8. Hound Dog                                                                                                           

(Source: Memphis Recording Service)