August 07 - Search For Free Elvis DVD

The UK Daily mail newspaper for Sunday August 13, 20-17 will contain a voucher  for a free "Frankie And Johnny" DVD. The voucher can be exchanged for the DVD at Tesco Express or WH Smith stores.

Elvis Symphonique

Sony Legacy France released the double CD “Elvis Symphonique”. This set contains the “The Wonder of You” and “If I Can Dream” albums by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra including all the bonus tracks previously only available on various special releases and deluxe sets. it comes with a 20 page booklet.

A Boy From Tupelo Short Film

Sony Legacy put a short movie on "The Boy From Tupelo" on-line. Watch it >> here

Synopsis:
"A Boy From Tupelo: A Short Film" chronicles the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible. 

The short 15 minute film tells the story of Elvis Presley from the perspective of the people who witnessed his rise to the top. It features great footage of inside SUN studios, where it all began,and the original equipment (which created Rock'n'Roll history) with wonderful early photos of Elvis. Jerry Phillips features and there is some marvelous rare footage of Sam Phillips.

Elvis Presley - Rock 'N Roll!

The UK Republic of Music label released the 12 track vinyl compilation “Elvis Presley - Rock 'N Roll!”.
Tracks: 1. That's All Right Mama, 2. Surrender, 3. Ready Teddy,  4. All Shook Up,  5. Money Honey,  6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy,  7. Blue Suede Shoes,  8. Tutti Frutti,  9. Shake Rattle and Roll,  10. Hound Dog,  11. Rip It Up,  12. Long Tall Sally

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

HBO announced the name of their forthcoming major Elvis documentary that will debut next year; “Elvis Presley: The Searcher”. The documantary will debut in 2018. 

“Elvis Presley: The Searcher” will be 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. The films include stunning atmospherics shot inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide.

An HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television; executive producers, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter (chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands Group); producers, Jon Landau and Kary Antholis; directed and produced by Thom Zimny. Thom Zimny,  is a Emmy and Grammy winner who has work on multiple Bruce Springsteen projects.

“The producers came to HBO and Sony with the idea for a film drawing upon very rare footage that captures Elvis’ musicianship in a new and exciting way. The artistry on display in that footage reminded us of the great work by Jon Landau and Thom Zimny on their previous HBO documentaries, we are thrilled to have them at the helm to lend their unique cinematic perspectives to this iconic, complex and singular artist” noted HBO's Kary Antholis.

(Source: FECC / Sony Legacy / HBO / Elvis Information Network / Elvis Aktuell)

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