October 21 - Don't Be Cruel

Due from the Wagram label on November 03, 2017 is the vinyl compilation "Don't Be Cruel". 

Tracks: 
It's Now Or Never / Surrender / King Creole / Good Luck Charm / Don't Be Cruel / Jailhouse Rock / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Love Me Tender / Such a Night / Return to Sender / His Latest Flame / Heartbreak Hotel

(Source: Amazon)

October 20 - The Wonder of Christmas

Here is the cover-art for the upcoming Sony double album release "The Wonder of You / Christmas" which is due November 24, 2017. 

Charts

The “The 50 Greatest Hits” compilation dropped from #48 to #66 on the Official UK Album chart.
The “Christmas” cooperation by Elvis Presley and the RPO dropped from #22 to #82 on the Official UK Album chart. On the Sales Chart it drops from #13 to #39 and on the Physical Album Chart it drops from #10 to #29. 
On the Scottish Album Chart it drops from 11 to 43.
The “The Real … Elvis” climbed from #25 to #18 on the Official Scottish Album chart.

The “Christmas” cooperation by Elvis Presley and the RPO dropped from #11 to #43 on the Official Scottish Album chart.

Released


The Vinyl Lovers vinyl release "Elvis Presley – Rocks" has been released. The Cornbread label re-issued two classic albums on 180 Gr. vinyl "A Date With Elvis" and "Elvis Presley". Both LP's come with a digital download.

Tracks Elvis Presley Rocks:
I Got Stung - Doncha Think It's Time? - Milk Cow Blues Boogie - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - Blue Moon Of Kentucky Bonus Song: A Big Hunk O'  Love - One Night - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Baby Let's Play House - You're A Heart-Breaker - My Baby Left Me - Let Me Bonus Song: I Beg Of You

Tracks A Date With Elvis:
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Young And Beautiful - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care - Milkcow Blues Boogie - Baby Let's Play House - Good Rockin' Tonight - Is It So Strange - We're Gonna Move - I Want To Be Free - I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Tracks Elvis Presley:
Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One-Sided Love Affair - I Love You Because - Just Because - Tutti Frutti - Tryin' To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') - Blue Moon - Money Honey

(Source: Amazon / Official Chart Company)

October 18 - Elvis Emotions

Released by the UK based is the compilation "Elvis Emotions" in a limited "sparkle green" vinyl edition of 250 numbered copies. 

Side One: Young Dreams I Want You, I Need You, I Love You No More (take 9) • Love Me Tender • True Love • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You • Loving You • Doin' The Best I Can (take 13)

Side Two: Don't • I'm Counting On You • Blue Moon (take 8) • I Forgot To Remember To Forget • Don't Ask Me Why • That's When Your Heartaches Begin • I Need You So • Tonight Is So Right for Love (take 11)

(Source: Rockwell Records)

October 17 - Nashville Cowboys At Radio Recorders

Due for release from the Memphis Recording Service on November 24, 2017 are the vinyl albums “Radio Recorders - The Complete ’56 Sessions” and "Music City - The '56 Nashville Recordings". Both come on 180 Gr. vinyl with a 4 page photo insert.

Tracks Radio Recorders - The Complete ’56 Sessions:
Side A: 1 Rip It Up, 2 Long Tall Sally, 3 Anyplace Is Paradise, 4 First in Line, 5 Ready Teddy, 6 Paralyzed, 7 Too Much, 8 Love Me, 9 Old Shep

Side B: 1 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold, 2 How Do You Think I Feel, 3 How's the World Treating You, 4 Playing For Keeps, 5 Old Shep (Take 5), 6 Rip it Up (Takes 10 – 14), 7 Rip it Up (Take 15), 8 Rip it Up (Take 16), 9 Rip it Up (Take 17), 10 Rip it Up (Take 18)

Tracks Music City - The '56 Nashville Recordings:
Side A: 1 - I Got a Woman , 2 - Heartbreak Hotel, 3 - Money Honey, 4 - I'm Counting on You, 5 - I Was the One, 6 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, 7 - I Got a Woman (Unknown Take), 8 - I Got a Woman (Incomplete Unknown Take), 9 - Heartbreak Hotel (Incomplete Take 4), 10 - Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5), 11 - Heartbreak Hotel (Take 6), 12 - Money Honey (Incomplete Take 10) - 

Side B: 1 - I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2 Dry Version), 2 - I'm Counting on You (Take 13), 3 - I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 14), 4 - I Was the One (Takes 1 & 2), 5 - I Was the One (Take 3), 6 - I Was the One (Take 7), 7 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 13), 8 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Incomplete Take 14), 9 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 15), 10 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 16)

Cover Art


This is the cover-art for the French 3 DVD set “Le King Et Le Western” which will be released on December 1, 2017 in France. It contains the movies “Charro”, “Le Cavalier Du Crepuscule” (“Love Me Tender”) and “Les Rodeurs De La Plaine” (“Flaming Star”).

US Billboard Charts


The “Elvis Christmas” album by Elvis Presley and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #1 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart. 


On the US Billboard Album Top Album Sales chart Elvis Presley is listed at #147 with “Elvis Christmas” by Elvis Presley and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with 1656 copies sold and at #168 with Elvis - Classic Christmas” with 1481 copies sold. 

On the Holiday Album chart Elvis is listed at:
Merry Christmas... Love, Elvis #19
It's Christmas Time #11
The Classic Christmas Album #7
Elvis Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra #6

Follow That Dream  October Releases

The Follow That Dream Collectors label releases "Elvis - Lake Tahoe ´74" and movie compilation "The Last Movies" have been released. First contains the May 5 and May 6, 1974 Dinner Show performances as recorded in Lake Tahoe. The latter contains tracks from the movies "Charro!", "The Trouble With Girls" and "Change Of Habit".

Tracks Elvis - Lake Tahoe ´74 - CD 1 - 25.05.1974 D/S:
I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - Johnny B. Goode - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - I’ll Remember You - Big Boss Man - Heartbreak Hotel - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

Tracks Elvis - Lake Tahoe ´74 - CD 2 - 26.05.1974 D/S:
C. C. Rider (Starts Late) - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - You Gave Me A Mountain - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me Make It Through The Night - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Let Me Be There - Big Boss Man - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

Tracks Elvis At Last Movies:
Change Of Habit - Rubberneckin’ - Let’s Be Friends - Have A Happy - Let Us Pray - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - Almost - Charro - Let’s Forget About The Stars - Let’s Forget About The Stars (Rough Mix) - Charro (Rough Mix) - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (Undubbed Master) - Almost (Undubbed Master) - Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Movie Version) - Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Female Vocals And Brass Overdub) - Signs Of The Zodiac (Duet With Marlyn Mason) - College Songs Medley: (Far Above Cayuga’s Waters / Boola Boola / Dartmouth’s In Town Again / The Eyes Of Texas / On, Wisconsin / The Whiffenpoof Song / Fair Harvard / Notre Dame / Violet / Almost (Take 1 - 3) - Almost (Take 4 & 6) - Almost (Take 10 - 11) - Almost (Take 13) - Almost (Take 14 - 16) - Almost (Take 22 - 25) - Almost (Take 27 - 28) - Almost (Take 29) - Let Us Pray (Alternate Vocal Overdub) - Let Us Pray (M-Vocal Only)

(Source: Amazon / FECC)

October 16 - Four New CD Titles

The Elvis One label announced three new titles; "Past Masters Vol. 2", "Christmas" and "Anthology Part 2". Due from the For Elvis Fans Only label is the CD "Suppose - The Home Recordings Vol. 2". 

Details "Past Masters Vol. 2":
Past Masters - Volume 2 is a collection of 25 tracks from Elvis’ catalogue. The majority of these tracks were not available on his original albums. 
Past Masters consists of A- and B-sides from Elvis’ singles and Extended Play’s (EP’s), very hard to find Long Play (LP) album versions and some previously unreleased versions in great binaural sound. The main part of the single and Extended Play (EP) versions appeared in a different form or sound on his Long Play albums. 

Also included are the full contents of the original ‘TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley’ record (released in September 1956) and the original USA ‘The Truth About Me’ promotional cardboard disc (original US edit as released in November 1956). Again a great collection of rarities! Just like the first volume of "Past Masters".

Tracks: 01. Wild In The Country (Elvis For Everyone RCA UK stereo album version) 1:52 02. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Sun 78rpm version A-side) * 2:13 03. Mama (binaural album master) * 2:17 04. I Want To Be Free (binaural record version) 2:14 05. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine (Sun 78rpm version B-side) * 2:28 06. Old Shep (take 5, released on some original pressings of Elvis 2nd album) 3:54 07. I Got Lucky (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 1:55 08. A Whistling Tune (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 2:46 09. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Sun 78rpm version, B-side) * 2:27 10. A Big Hunk O’ Love (RCA single version A-side) 2:15 11. Little Sister (Return Of The Rocker RCA album version) 2:30 12. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Sun 78rpm version, B-side) * 2:37 13. I Want To Be Free (Jailhouse Rock RCA EP master B-side) ** 2:14 14. Treat Me Nice (binaural MGM composite movie version) 2:02 15. King Of The Whole Wide World (Kid Galahad RCA EP version A-side) 2:09 16. Home Is Where The Heart Is (Kid Galahad RCA EP version B-side) 1:51 17. That’s All Right (RCA single version A-side) 1:59 18. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (RCA single version B-side) 2:05 19. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (binaural master) * 1:29 20. That’s Someone You Never Forget (RCA mono single master A-side) ** 2:48 21. Baby Let’s Play House (live version, USA RCA single A-side) 2:44 22. Hound Dog (live, USA RCA single version B-side) 3:54 23. The Truth About Me (The Truth About Me USA cardboard disc) ** 2:11 24. Jay Thompson Interview (A Legendary Performer Volume 2) ** 3:21 25. Band 1: “Pelvis” Nickname - Band 2: Adult’s Reaction - Band 3: First Public Appearance Band 4: How “Rockin’ Motion” Started (TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley) ** 2:33 
* Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company.
** Previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company on cd.

Details "Christmas":
The 2017 Christmas release from the Elvis One label with original mono masters, alternate versions, informal recordings and more! A new way to enjoy these fabulous historic recordings. And a special limited edition release! 

Tracks: 1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 2. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 3. White Christmas (With studio chat) As first released on the 1985 re-release of “Elvis’ Christmas Album” 4. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 5. Blue Christmas 6. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Alternate echo version) 7. Jingle Bells (Informal session) By the “Million Dollar Quartet”, December 4 1956 8. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 9. Peace In The Valley (Alternate version) Splice of takes 5,6,8 & 9 10. It Is No Secret (Alternate take 12) Binaural stereo version 11. Introduction / Blue Christmas (2017 remake) Overdubbed 12. Christmas Message from Elvis / Silent Night | As first released on the 1982 album “Memories of Christmas” 13. Christmas (homerecording) Private recording from December 1958 14. Christmas Present For Elvis / Elvis Presley Show Souvenir Announcement 15. I Believe  Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 15 are the original mono masters.

Details "Anthology Part 2":
Elvis One proudly presents "Anthology Part 2". This new volume includes 40 tracks, 18 previously unreleased and even 25 previously unreleased by Elvis’ record company - plus some previously unreleased on cd! Including previously unreleased interviews, rare radio spots from movies like 'Harum Scarum' and 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style' (None of these were previously available on cd), alternate takes, live recordings, rehearsal excerpts and much more! “The Beatles’ Anthology”, Elvis style! “Anthology” from Elvis Presley - the greatest selling recording artist of all time!

Tracks The 50's: 1. Tomorrow Night (Sun master as original released in 1985) 2:59 2. Radio spot Announcement (02-23-55) 1:11 ** 3. Maybellene (live recording, 08-20-55) 2:29 4. Rip It Up (alternate take 17) 2:05 5. Loving You - Road Medley (composite) 1:58 * 6. Don’t Leave Me Now (master with count-in) 2:06 ** 7. Interview at Union Station, Portland (09-02-57) 1:42 * 8. My Wish Came True (master with count-in) 2:41 9. Friedberg, Germany Interview Excerpt (10-01-58) 0:37 *

Tracks The 60’: 10. Stuck On You (mono single master) 2:19 11. ‘Train Journey’ Interview (04-19-60) 1:17 * 12. Frankfort Special (movie version) 2:30 13. Britches (binaural composite master) 1:42 * 14. Can’t Help Falling In Love (mono single master) 3:01 15. Little Sister (take 10 & 11) 2:03 * 16. Good Luck Charm (mono single master) 2:26 17. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (mono single master) 1:57 18. Today, Tomorrow And Forever (movie vocal overdub) 1:20 ** 19. Night Rider (mono single master) 2:07 20. Do The Clam (original length master) 2:44 * 21. Girl Happy (composite master) 2:20 * 22. Harum Scarum Radio Spot #1 1:02 * 23. Wisdom Of The Ages (take 4) 1:57 ** 24. Harum Scarum Radio Spot #2 0:32 * 25. Paradise, Hawaiian Style Radio Spot #1 0:54 * 26. A Dog’s Life (take 1) 2:09 ** 27. Paradise, Hawaiian Style Radio Spot #2 0:27 * 28. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (mono single master) 2:11 29. Down In The Alley (screaming girls version) 3:09 ** 30. Yoga Is As Yoga Does (take 1) 1:56 **

Tracks The 70's: 31. That’s The Way It Is Radio Spot #2 0:11 * 32. That’s The Way It Is Radio Spot #3 0:54 * 33. Fooling Around with Intro of “Memories” 0:43 * 34. Rehearsing I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 0:41 * 35. El Paso (rehearsal) 0:58 36. Radio report about Elvis’ opening night in Las Vegas, December 1975 3:36 * 37. Until Then (live recording) 1:06 * 38. Surrender (remixed version) 1:52 
Bonus tracks: 39. Interview at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California (06-08-56) 6:53 * 
*Previously unreleased | **Previously unreleased by Elvis' record company

Details "Suppose - The Home Recordings Vol. 2":
A companion album to "Suppose - The Home Recordings" (released by RCA/BMG in 1999). This second album contains 22 tracks; all home recordings. Most of them were recorded at various locations in Los Angeles and Germany. Some were recorded in Memphis and a few in other places. Of these 22 tracks, 12 are officially previously unreleased and 2 tracks are very hard to find. For example: the stereo version of '500 Miles'. The version of 'Suppose' on this album was only available on the "Celluloid Rock" boxset from 1998. A great new compilation album with more of the best Elvis' homerecordings, with new edits and were possible, improved sound! A great addition to the '99 RCA/BMG album, in the same style, but now with recordings from the 50's, 60's and 70's... Even if you have all the bootlegs you'll certainly enjoy this great new compilation, and if you don't have all the bootlegs, you'll also find enough new material to enjoy! This collection shares a privilege enjoyed by few: at home with Elvis!

Tracks: 1 Let Me Be The One 2 See See Rider 3 That’s All Right 4 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry 5 Spanish Eyes 6 Teardrops 7 500 Miles 8 If I Loved You 9 Suppose 10 She Wears My Ring 11 You’ll Never Walk Alone 12 The Lords Prayer 13 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder 14 Sweet Leilani 15 Blowin’ In The Wind 16 Apron Strings 17 The Fool 18 I Asked The Lord (unedited) 19 At The Hop / Que Sera Sera / Hound Dog 20 Send Me Some Lovin’ 21 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 22 Little Darlin’

(Source: FECC)

October 15 - El Disco De oro

Sony Music Spain released the compilation CD "El Disco De Oro" containing 31 hits.

Tracks: That’s All Right - Heartbreak Hotel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - Don’t Be Cruel - Blue Suede Shoes - Love Me Tender - Too Much - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock - King Creole - One Night - I Got Stung - (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I - I Need Your Love Tonight - A Big Hunk O’Love - Stuck On You - It’s Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Surrender - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Return To Sender - Viva Las Vegas - Crying In The Chapel - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Always On My Mind - A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix).

(Source: FECC)

October 14 - Dutch Legend

The 2014 book "Elvis the King: The Authorised Book from the Graceland Archives" by EGillian Gaar has been translated into Dutch with the title "Elvis De Legende" (e.g. "Elvis The Legend") ands is available through Librero Publishing.

New (Re)releases

Due November 14, 2017 from the Memphis label are the vinyl albums "Radio Records" and "Music City".

Due from Sony Music on November 29, 2017 are the CDs "His Hand In Mine", "How Great Thou Art", "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas" and "He Touched Me". All should contain bonus tracks according to Amazon.

Due from Friday Music on January 12, 2018 is a deluxe re-issue of the classic "Back in Memphis" album.

(Source: EM / Amazon US)

October 13 - No Deluxe Box on the Charts (Updated)

According to the Belgian UEPS fan club Sony / RCA UK pulled the previously announced deluxe box LP/ CD set for the "Christmas" cooperation between Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Charts 


The new "Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #22 on the Official UK Album chart with 3,572 copies sold. 


The comment by sales specialist Alan Jones:


Following the template of 2015's If I Can Dream and 2016's The Wonder Of You – both No.1's – the latest Elvis Presley offering comprises newly constructed recordings blending archive vocals with freshly coined orchestral stylings from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This time however, the album – whose title appears to be Elvis Christmas, although the OCC have gone with Christmas With Elvis & The RPO – has a seasonal twist, with the late king's advent audio adventures getting bespoke treatments. It is, of course, still more than 10 weeks to Christmas, so the album can be excused its comparatively low debut position of No.22 (3,572 sales). Several other Christmas albums – including offerings from Gwen Stefani and Fantasia – also dropped last week but Presley's is the only one to chart thus far.
Other European charts:
  • The new "Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #10 on the Official UK Physical Album chart.
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation dropped from #41 to #48 on the Official UK Album chart.
  • The 6-DVD-Box "The Elvis Collection" re-entered the Official UK Music DVD chart at #41. 
  • The new "Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #7 on the Official UK Vinyl Album chart.
  • The new "Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #11 on the Official Scottish Album chart.
  • The "The Real ... Elvis" dropped from #24 to #25 on the Official Scottish Album chart.
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation dropped from #31 to #34 on the Official Scottish Album chart.
  • On the Belgian Album chart the Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a new entry at #88.
  • The "Top 40 Elvis – His Ultimate Top 40 Collection" compilation dropped off the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
  • The "The Wonder Of You" album dropped from #89 to #124 on the French Album chart.
US Billboard charts
  • The "The Classic Christmas Album" is listed at #7 on the US Billboard Holliday Album chart. 
  • The "It’s Christmas Time" is listed at #13 on the US Billboard Holliday Album chart. 
  • The "Merry Christmas… Love, Elvis" is listed at #25 on the US Billboard Holliday Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" dropped off the US Billboard Country Album chart. 
  • The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation dropped from #25 to #30 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
  • The "The Wonder of You" dropped from #7 to #13 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart. 
Australian charts

  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits"compuilation dropped from #15 to #21.
  • The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped from #19 to #26 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
  • The "Elvis Christmas" by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra entered the Australian Album chart at #45. 
(Source: UEPS / Official UK Charts / The King's World)

October 12 - A Hell Of A Catalogue

Due in 2018 is a book entitled "A Hell Of A Ride - Recollections of a  Remarkable Life Before, During and After Elvis & The Memphis Mafia" by Red and Pat West with Jon W. Sparks. Read the details on the >> Commercial Appeal site.


The EPE Catalogue

Due soon is the book "The EPE Catalogue - a Comprehensive Guide to Vintage Elvis Presley Enterprises Memorabilia" by Erik Lorentzen and Bob Pakes. Not much info at this time but if it deals with the story on all EPE merchandise.



Bob Pakes has been working on for 4 years looking at everything Elvis that has been manufactured by EPE - which started way back in 1956.

(Source: Mike Windgren and 2kisses&3scarfs on FECC)







October 11 - Elvis At The Printers

The new 400 pages book "Elvis The Movies" by Alan Hanson and Erik Lorentzen is at the printers. 

Here are a few preview pages.

(Source: Various)

October 10 - Weinstein Elvis Biopic Series Cancelled

It was back in 2016 that a new TV biopic series was being planned by Weinstein Television to tell the life-story of Elvis. The programme was planned to be an 8 to 10-part television series and had the support of Priscilla and EPE.

Today Apple TV have terminated this projected Elvis biopic from The Weinstein Company - it was slated to debut on Apple Music TV - after today's news that multiple women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. He has been removed from the TWC company. 

Weinstein TV had been granted music rights and access to Presley's estate, including his Graceland home, automobiles, clothes and jets. The series was based on the 1982 biography ‘Elvis’ by David Marsh, and was noted as "a dream come true for Harvey" previously behind such gems ‘The English Patient’ and ‘Cold Mountain’.

At the time Priscilla said “I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s films. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.” TWC could still sell the series to another bidder. 

(Source: Elvis Information Network)

October 06 - Elvis Presley Vinyl DVD Collection (Updated)

Due November 22, 2017 in Italy is the 3 DVD set "Elvis Presley Collection - Vinyl Edition". It contains the movies "Paese Selvaggio" (Wild In The Country), "Stella Di Fuoco" (Flaming Star) and "Fratelli Rivali" (Love Me Tender) with region 2 code and Italian, English and Spanish subtitles. 

Royal Christmas Release

The latest cooperation between Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "Christmas" has been released. 

Tracks: Santa Claus Is Back In Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Merry Christmas Baby - Blue Christmas - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Winter Wonderland - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Silver Bells - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - O Come All Ye Faithful - The First Noel - Silent Night

European Charts
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation dropped from #27 to 41 on the Official UK Album chart. 
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation dropped from #22 to #31 on the Official Scottish Album chart. 
  • The "The Real ... Elvis" compilation dropped from #18 to #24 on the Official Scottish Album chart.
  • "The Wonder Of You" album dropped from #67 to #89 on the French Album chart.
  • The "Top 40 Elvis – His Ultimate Top 40 Collection" dropped from #16 to #30 on the Dutch Mid-price Album chart.
US Charts
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #41 to #42 on the US Billboard Country Album chart. 
  • The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation remained steady at #25 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
  • The "The Wonder Of You" cooperation with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra climbed from #11 to #7 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart.
Australian Charts
  • The "The King Of Rock’n’Roll" DVD dropped from #7 to #19 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" compilation dropped from #7 to #15 on the Australian Album chart. 
(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Sony / FECC / The King's World)

October 05 - FTD Updates

The "Roustabout" album release from the Follow That Dream label is delayed until November due to capacaty problems at the Vinyl Factory in the United Kingdom. The two CD releases should be due within two weeks.

The Follow that Dream collectors label also announced the deletion of several titles from their catalogue: "Paradise Hawaiian Style", "Loving You", "On Tour, The Rehearsals", "Destination USA", "Summer Festival", "Las Vegas '74", and "Elvis in Atlanta".

(Source: EM / UEPS)

October 03 - Christmas Box

Besides a standard and deluxe CD edition of the upcoming "Christmas" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra a deluxe box set should be due later this year. 

(Source: Elvis Express / UEPS)

October 02 - Jack Good Died

Legendary television producer Jack Good has died. He was responsible for bringing Rock n Roll to British audiences through programmes like the Six Five Special and Oh Boy. He took his magic formula to America where he lit up the screens stateside with the show "Shindig". 

He ventured into the movies, starring in the Elvis Presley film "Clambake" as Hathaway the snooty hotelier. It was a fantastic cameo. Jack Good later produced the musical "Elvis". Premiered in London's West End in 1977, the play featured three leads: Timothy Whitnall as young Elvis, Shakin' Stevens as the mature rocker, and P.J. Proby as the Las Vegas incarnation. The reappearance of the wayward Proby, who had once sung demos for Presley, represented a masterpiece of casting.

(Source: Elvis Information Network)

October 01 - While Christmas

Due for release from the Canadian Stargrove label on October 14, 2017 is the vinyl compilation "Elvis White Christmas".

Tracks: Santa Claus Is Back In Town, White Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem, Blue Christmas, Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me), I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Silent Night, I Believe, Take My Hand Precious Lord, It Is No Secret (What God Can Do).

Released on the Brisa Can label is the 3 CD set "Elvis In Love".

(Source: Wallmart)

September 30 - Silver Awarded Book

The Canadian Stargrove label released the vinyl compilation “Elvis Presley ‎– Elvis Greatest Hits” as a “Collector's Edition”. The label also released the “Elvis Love Songs” compilation CD. 

Tracks "Elvis Love Songs": Love Me Tender, I Need Your Love Tonight, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Don’t Be Cruel, Loving You, Playing For Keeps, All Shook Up, I Was The One, Love Me, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Fool Such As I, One Night, A Big Hunk O’Love, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear.

Jailhouse Rock

The 2004 “Jailhouse Rock” album was awarded a Silver Certification in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for selling over 200,000 copies (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales).

Love Me Tender

Here is the cover-art for the upcoming children’s picture book “Love Me Tender” by Priscilla Presley. The book, due November 13, 2017, is based on the 1956 classic.

Rocks The Garden

The SR import-label announced the release of "Rocks The Garden", a LP and CD set featuring a soundboard from Boston Garden, Boston MA , November 10, 1971 coupled with the unreleased live ambience recording from Houston November 12, 1971.

From the press-release (including the English):
The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without doubt the November 1971 tour presents Elvis at his top. Both vocal and physical.

"Elvis appears better than ever" delivering incredible shows with a wider repertoire respect the previous tour, but overall the man is on the music. If Rock is attitude, the man got it as never before. 

After one year prisoner in the Vegas and Tahoe hotel the tiger is finally free. The performance is terrific full and sharp you can’t stop to watch the man in action. 

The Boston concert is great, but without doubt the Houston concert is better, is the pick of the tour. In seventy crazy minutes Elvis gives life to his best, spacing and personalizing all music kinds as nobody can do it... no other words are necessary. 
The limited edition box set is housed in a deluxe 300 grams sleeve that includes a double vinyl edition of the album with the remastered show from Boston November 10, 1971, a CD with an unreleased show from Houston November 12, 1971 and as bonus a 60x30 high quality glossy paper 130 gram poster, plus the CD card  25x 12 cm and a large Sticker of  17x9 cm.

Double 200 gram vinyl, including the incredible Boston show with the best audio possible. A soundboard recording from the improved sound for the first time in a double high valued collector vinyl set at 33 rpm.


The CD includes we think the best show of the tour, Houston November 12, 1971, in a completely unreleased Audience recording with a decent audio. This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is  good considering the early arena show. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis in matter to delivery  the best audio possible for your listen pleasure. 

Details special Limited set:
First 50 copies of this set will come hand numbered including two extra unreleased concert photos (20x13 cm). In matter to have a special collector item, the remaining  300 copies will be presented with three different over sleeves. Each copy will be individually sealed. Total Time 57.00 min

Side A: 
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra                                           
02 That's All Right                                            
03 I Got A Woman / Amen                                           
04 Proud Mary                                       
05 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me                                            
06 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'                                          

Side B
07 Polk Salad Annie                                          
08 Intermezzo
09 Love Me                                            
10 Heartbreak Hotel                                          
11 Blue Suede Shoes                                         
12 One Night                                         
13 Hound Dog                                      

Side C
14 How Great Thou Art (incomplete)                                       
15 Introductions (incomplete)                                       
16 I'm Leavin'                                        
17 Bridge Over Troubled Water                                     
18 I Can't Stop Loving You                                          
19 Love Me Tender                                          

Side D
20 Suspicious Minds                                          
21 Elvis Talks      
22 Funny How Time Slips Away                                              
23 Can't Help Falling In Love                                       
24 Closing Vamp / Announcement

CD tracks unreleased ambient recording Houston, November 12, 1971
01. 2001 Theme 02. That’s All Right 03. I Got  A Woman 04. Amen 05. Proud Mary 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 07. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Young and Beautiful 10. Love Me 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. Blue Suede Shoes 13. One Night 14. It’s Now or Never 15. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 16. Hound Dog 17. How Great Thou Art 18. Band Intro 19. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 20. I can’t Stop Loving You 21. Love Me Tender 22. Hawaii Wedding Song 23. Bridge Over troubled Water 24. Release me 25. The Impossible Dream 26. Suspicious Minds ( incomplete ) 27. Funny How The Time Slip Away (incomplete) 28. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 29. Can’t Help Falling In Love (incomplete).
Approximate running time: 67 min

(Source: FECC / Amazon / Discogs)

September 29 - Charts

The European Elvis charts for this week:
  • The “The 50 Greatest Hits” compilation dropped from #19 to #27 on the Official UK Album chart. 
  • The “The Real … Elvis” compilation climbed from #19 to #18 on the Official Scottish Album chart. 
  • The “The 50 Greatest Hits” compilation dropped from #14 to #22 on the Official Scottish Album chart. 
  • The “Top 40 - His Ultimate Top 40 Collection” dropped from #13 to #16 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart.
  • The "The Wonder of You" album dropped from #41 to #67 on the French Album chart.
Australian charts
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" climbed from #14 to #7 on the Australian Album chart.
  • The "The 50 Greatest Hits" remains #1 on the Australian Catalogue Albums chart. 
  • The "The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" climbed from #16 to #7 on the Music DVD chart.
US Billboard Charts

  • The ELV1S 30 # 1 Hits" album climbed from #42 to #41 on the US Billboard Country Album chart.
  • The "Ultimate Gospel" compilation album droben from #22 to #25 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
  • The "The Wonder Of You" dropped from #7 to #11 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart.
(Source: Official Charts Company / Ultrapop / Billboard/ KingS World)

September 28 - Searching for the Release-date

In an interview with the Inquisitr Priscilla Presley talked about the HBO documentary "The Searcher" and mentioned February 2018 as a possible release-date.

"Elvis Presley: The Searcher" is a three-hour, two-film presentation focusing on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

(Source: FECC / Inquisitr)

September 27 - Vinyl Releases


Sony Music Canada re-issued “Elvis´ Golden Records” as a limited edition on 180 Gr. red colored vinyl. 
Side A: 1 Hound Dog 2 Loving You 3 All Shook Up 4 Heartbreak Hotel 5 Jailhouse Rock 6 Love Me 7 Too Much 
Side b: 8 Don't Be Cruel 9 That's When Your Heartaches Begin 10 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 11 Love Me Tender 12 Treat Me Nice 13 Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) 14 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

The Friday Music label re-issued “Elvis - He Touched Me” on 180 Gr. red colored vinyl. 
Side 1: 1. He Touched Me 2. I've Got Confidence 3. Amazing Grace 4. Seeing Is Believing 5. He Is My Everything 6. Bosom Of Abraham
Side 2: 1. An Evening Prayer 2. Lead Me, Guide Me 3. There Is No God But God 4. A Thing Called Love 5. I, John 6. Reach Out To Jesus

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Aktuell)

September 25 - Graceland Abandons 6,200-seat Arena Plan

EPE have abandoned their new proposal for their new 6,200-seat Arena due to objections from the Memphis Grizzlies. “At the time that we started this discussion I made sure everyone was aware of the fact that the Memphis Grizzlies in their use agreement for the FedExForum have a noncompete and non-participation agreement. The Grizzlies have raised an objection and in order to be good corporate citizens of Memphis my client has agreed to alter the proposal,” attorney James McLaren told the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County.

Graceland has used public incentives over the past three years to build a luxury hotel and a new visitor attraction, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. It recently asked the EDGE board to sweeten one of its incentives to cover the addition of a 50,000 to 75,000 square foot events center at a cost of $40 million to $50 million.

A lawyer for EPE told economic development officials that the new EPE plan is for a multipurpose facility with no permanent seating, limited to 3,500 spectators and events produced by Graceland and affiliates. The center could provide a larger space for the kind of entertainment productions that EPE has in the pipeline.

(Source: Elvis Information Network)

September 24 - French Vinyl

Released on the French Big Beat Records are several CD and vinyl compilations packs; “Elvis Rocks The Blues”, “King Creole”, “Loving You” and “Love Me Tender” as "alternate albums". The vinyl comes one side as black vinyl, one side as a picture disc.

Tracks King Creole - side A:
King Creole (Take 13) - Crawfish (Take 7 - Unedited Master) - Hard Headed Woman (Take 10 - Master) - As Long As I Have You (Take 8 - Long Version) - Trouble (Take 5 - Master) - Don´t Ask Me Why ((Take 12 - Master) - Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Prevously On Soundtrack Not Kept) - Steadfast, Loyal And True (Movie Version) - Steadfast, Loyal And True (Undubbed Record Master)
Tracks King Creole - side B: King Creole (Take 3 - First Version) - Danny (Unedited) - Dixieland Rock (Take 4 - Master) - Lover Doll (Take 7 - Unedited Undubbed Master - Movie Version) - New Orleans (Take 5 - Master) - Young Dreams (Take 8 - Master) - King Creole (Take 18 - First Version)

Elvis - Rocks The Blues - side A: I Got A Woman - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Shake Rattle And Roll - Heartbreak Hotel - So Glad You´re Mine - Money Honey - My Baby Left Me
Elvis - Rocks The Blues - side B: Stuck On You - Mess Of Blues - I Feel So Right - Such A Night - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby

(Source: FECC / Big Beat Records)