May 17 - Elvis On Bootleg Record

The AudiRec import-label announced the release of volume 7 in the "Elvis - Hilton Showroom" series. This volume is due at the end of May 2017.

From the press-release:

Welcome to Volume 7 of our AudiRec “Las Vegas Series” which concentrates on Elvis´ concerts in Sin City. This time we have chosen to release the Dinner Show from February 17, 1972 and it is the first time that this show is available on a “real” CD. Since there aren´t too many “listenable” recordings from this Las Vegas season made by fans who were there in the audience, bringing their own, non-professional recording equipment, it is more than likely good to have another one that is pretty good in sound!

In his 6th Hilton appearance Elvis received quite some rave reviews, especially in comparison to some critics and fans comments which did not sound too enthusiastic when talking about the “King´s” August 71 engagement in Las Vegas. Elvis did a total of 57 shows, starting on January 26 and ending on February 23. RCA was there to do some live recording and because of that and some other reasons Elvis changed his setlist significantly to the benefit of some “big” and “dramatic” ballads.

“Variety” told his readers on February 9, 1972 about Elvis in Vegas: “This time out is the best one yet for Presley. His format is taut, he pays attention to his songs and audience, the karate exercises are quite vigorous and his ringside kissing technique is like a dozen midway attractions rolled into one. He has almost ceased the pelvic sex symbolism, retaining a wee bit of the guitar’s phallic thrust near the top of his vocalistics … Wearing a white cape, orange scarf and white jumpsuit studded with brass buttons and open nearly to his mid-section, he comes on ready and belting strong. Par for his course is about 20 tunes, big, bigger, biggest, either in his own or the general pop catalog. If he keeps up his opening pace there will be no need for repeat of grumbles, heard at the close of his August 1971 month, that Presley was sliding by, generally goofing off and otherwise acting bored with the whole thing.”

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 and listen to the Dinner Show from February 17, 1972. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s Elvis! Enjoy!

Tracklisting Dinner Show - February 17, 1972:

Opening Riff / C. C. Rider - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It's Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - A Big Hunk O'Love - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - Introduction Of Johnny Tillotson - An American Trilogy - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

Elvis On Record

A new book from P. Alner is due, 'Elvis On Record - A Comprehensive Guide To UK Record Releases' It is  exclusively available from The Elvis Shop London. 

A 450 page full colour hardback book with all you need to know about Elvis Presley's UK record releases from 1956 - 2017. Supplemented with sheet music, ads, charts and articles from the time. Every known 78 RPM, 45 RPM, Extended Play EP and album are included and every relevant issue is illustrated in colour.

Billboard Charts 

Elvis Presley has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending may 27, 2017. 

  • 'The Wonder Of You' rises from 6 to 5 on the Classical Album Chart
  • 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' drops from 27 to 30 on the Top Christian Album Chart;drops from 27 to 30 on the Christian And Gospel Album Chart and is a re-entry at 25 on the Country Catalog Album Chart
  • 'Heart And Soul' rises from 19 to 17 on the Country Catalog Album Chart
  • 'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' rises from 21 to 20 on the Country Catalog Album Chart
  • 'Crying In The Chapel': Hymns And Gospel Favourites is a re-entry at 42 on the Christian and Gospel Album Sales Chart

Belgian Chart

After re-entering the Belgian Mid-price Album charts last week the two alums 'The Essential Elvis Presley' and 'Top 40 Elvis – His Ultimate Top 40 Collection' dropped off the chart.

Australian Charts

The DVD "The King Of Rock’n’Roll" climbed from #38 to #9 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 

Elvis In Duch

The book "Elvis Dichtbij("Elvis Up Close") from author Marc Hendrickx has been released. The Dutch book covers Elvis Presley's career with additional info and facts on 248 pages. Part of the photo's used in this book are new. 

The YouTube clip features an interview with the author.

Due for release on June 1, 2017 is the Dutch translation of "Being Elvis" (Elvis, Een Eenzaam Leven") from author Ray Connolly. 

(The Elvis Shop London / FECC / Brian Quinn / Marc Hendrickx / The King's World)

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