April 02 - Signature Collection

Due for release from the French VPI label (Elvis My Happiness fan club) is the 10 CD-single set "The Signature Collection - 40th Anniversary Boxset". It contains 10 themed CD-singles and was released before on vinyl / CD in 2016. 

Description:

Enter the legend of The King through the "Signature Collection", a special 10 CD box set for discerning collectors and fans of Elvis Presley. Limited to 400 units and re-mastered for optimal listening. Each disc is a compact disc vinyl replica and includes 4 original tracks + 4 rare and unpublished alternative versions. The "Signature Collection" was designed by Culture Factory and Jean-Marie Pouzenc, President of "Elvis My Happiness", the French Elvis Presley fan club.

It includes 10 titles:

Rock & Roll (no. 1) / Classique (no. 2) / Films (no. 3) / Live (no. 4) / Ballades (no. 5) / Blues (no. 6) / Gospel (no. 7) / Sun (no. 8) / Country (no. 9) / Noel (no. 10)

Elvis' Ed Sullivan Show To Be Colourized in 4K Resolution

The 'America in Color' series will restore a century of footage, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt's home movies and Elvis Presley's first Ed Sullivan TV appearance September 9, 1956, to high-resolution color images.

The Smithsonian Channel, the US network run by Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, has launched one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging restoration projects ever undertaken colorizing a century of black-and-white footage chronicling the history of the US, its people and pop culture.

For its new five-hour series America in Color, the Smithsonian Channel will restore images ranging from Prohibition and the Jazz Age to the moon landing and the birth of rock and roll. Footage includes illegal drinking in speakeasies in the 1920, President Franklin Roosevelt's 
rare home movies shot during the Great Depression, scenes of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and Elvis Presley's debut television appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

British production company Arrow Media, whose credits include National Geographic's Live from Space produced the series, colorizing the footage and restoring it to high def 4K color.
“This series shows America as never seen before – taking stories that everybody thinks they know and telling them in a compelling new way that is instantly relatable. We have covered some of the most dramatic and iconic moments in 20th-century America, with rare footage that now feels fresh and modern but also highly authentic.

America in Color was commissioned by Chris Hoelzl and David Royle at Smithsonian Channel. “This is one of our most important commissions – it’s a landmark series that puts the color back into history and transports viewers into a past that once seemed gray and distant, but now is vibrant and compelling,” said Royle.

(Source: Spin Records / BQ/ ElvisInfoNet)

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