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.

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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)

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