August 01 - A Five Star Sin

The UK based Rockwell Record re-issued their "It's A Sin" compilation, featuring classic Elvis recordings from 1961, once more. This time as a limited edition of 135 copies on blue vinyl.

Side One: Feel So Bad / I'ts A Sin / Give Me The Right / Theres Always Me / In Your Arms / I'm Comin' Home / Gently / I Want You With Me
Side Two: Starting Today / Sentimental Me / Judy / Put The Blame On Me / No More / Aloha-Oe / Ku-U-I-Po / Hawaiian Sunset / Slicing Sand

Commercial Appeal Special

The Memphis based Commercial Appeal newspaper will add an Elvis Presley special entitled "Elvis Lives" to their paper on August 13, 2017.

Synopsis:
"Elvis Lives: a commemorative magazine to celebrate Elvis’s music, life, and legacy 40 years after his death. 400+ photos, 40 Best Elvis Songs, the Graceland Experience, and more Elvis than you can imagine!".

Great 5 Star Review

Rolling Stone magazine has given 'A Boy From Tupelo' an incredible 5-out-of-5 in their review noting Elvis Presley's 'A Boy From Tupelo' Is a Museum-Grade look at Sun sessions years. The 3-CD set contains a wealth of material from 1953 to 1955.

There's an eye-popping photo in this essential 3-CD set taken on July 31, 1955, at a Tampa, Florida. gig. Elvis clutches his customized Martin acoustic, hollering to heaven and the cheap seats, right hand a strumming blur, face and throat glistening, pants soaked in sweat, as Scotty Moore leans into the shot with his Gibson peghead.

It's a high-resolution alternate angle on the cover shot from Presley's debut LP, one of rock's most iconic images, packaged with a 120-page detailing – via images and a day-by-day timeline, of Presley's birth as recording artist and mega-star. Why buy music when you can stream it? This is why.

The set includes the Memphis Recording Service acetates Presley had cut on his own dime ($3.98 a pair, to be exact); the entire legendary Sun Sessions, aborted takes and all; and every known concert and radio recording from the period.

The sound quality is likely as good as it'll ever get, and the performances are musical bedrock. Five versions of "Blue Moon," with slight variations on its clip-clop falsetto-moan conjuring? More'd be fine. Ditto the Louisiana Hayride live recordings here, which show a 19- and then 20-year-old galloping headlong into fame's stratosphere.

Released

Two titles from the E.P. Collector's label have been released; "Everybody Let's Rock" containing an audience recordings from the August 5, 1972 Dinner and Midnight show performance as recorded by a Japanese fan in Las Vegas, and "Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!" containing a previously unreleased audience recording from the April 26, 1977 performance as recorded from the audience at  Kalamazoo, MI. 

(Source: Rockwell Music / Commercial Appeal / Rolling Stone)

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