May 31 - Colored Vinyl Chart Updates

The "The Original U.S. EP Collection" will be re-issued by the Reel To Reel label on 10 inch picture discs. The previous version was released on white vinyl.

The Original U.S. EP Collection: Volume 1
Side A: Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One Sided Love Affair
Side BTutti Frutti - Tryin' To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darling')

The Original U.S. EP Collection: Volume 2
Side A: Heartbreak Hotel - I Was The One - Money Honey - I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Side B: Shake Rattle And Roll - I Love You Because - Blue Moon - Lawdy Miss Clawdy

The Original U.S. EP Collection: Volume 3 
Side A: Don't Be Cruel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - My Baby Left Me
Side B: Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Mystery Train


The weekly chart-updates:

Belgium - Flanders (chart week May 26 to June 1, 2018)
  • Albums (Top 200): The Searcher (OST)  #44 (climbed from #111, 6th chart week)
USA (Billboard chart week May 27 to June 2, 2018)
  • Country Album Sales > The Searcher (OST)  #30 (dropped from #25)
  • Country Catalog Album (Top 25)  > Elvis: Ultimate Gospel  #23 (dropped from #16) 
  • Soundtrack Albums (Top 25) > The Searcher (OST)  #19 (three places dropped)
  • Top Christian Albums > Elvis: Ultimate Gospel  #24 (climbed from  #27)*
* The total US sales for 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' since publication in 2004: 604,500 albums.

Elvis, Strait, to Jesus

Elvis Presley's former piano player released his book "Elvis, Strait, to Jesus: An Iconic Producer's Journey with Legends of Rock 'n' Roll, Country, and Gospel Music"

The King of Nashville, Tony Brown, offers a rare photographic journey through his 40-year career--including historical pictures and contemporary portraits of rock, country, and gospel music legends--in which he produced hundreds of #1 country songs that are beloved by millions.

From a child pianist banging out hymns in his family's gospel band, to playing keys for Elvis Presley, to producing a string of million-selling hits for artists like George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Trisha Yearwood, Tony Brown's storied career has left a singular impression on American music.
Known as the King of Nashville, Tony is adored by the mega-artists whose sounds he was instrumental to crafting, the city he's proud to call home, the millions of fans of of his over 100 number 1 singles, and the aspiring musicians he continues to inspire.

The President of MCA Records for nearly two decades and co-founder of Universal South Records, Tony is also referred to as the founder of Americana music, who shook the scene with his edgy signing choices of Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett, before producing a Golden Era of country music from the eighties to the two-thousands, achieving over 100 million in sales.

His life, musical legacy, and friendships are celebrated in this keepsake coffee table book, including rare behind-the-scenes images. It also includes contemporary, artful shots of 40 musical greats beloved to Tony, all featured in a French Renaissance chair that has been traveled countrywide for them to pose in, bringing out each of these legends' unique personalities.

Included are historical or contemporary photos of artists such as Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffet, and many more.

Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special' in Movie Theaters Worldwide

Fathom Events Partners With Authentic Brands Group to Exclusively Release Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special' in Movie Theaters Worldwide
Fathom Events has announced a strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC. The partnership kicks off this summer with an exclusive two-day theatrical release Elvis' legendary "'68 Comeback Special," directed and produced by Steve Binder, to cinema audiences worldwide.

The "'68 Comeback Special" will hit big screens with a two-day, 50th-anniversary event on August 16 and 20. More details, including screening times, locations and ticketing, will be announced in the coming weeks. The event and parties were brought together by music and media producer, Spencer Proffer, CEO of Meteor 17. Proffer and ABG's Marc Rosen, SVP Entertainment, will serve as the producers of the event and will collaborate on the development and distribution of new, exclusive cinema presentations.

"ABG is recognized as a global leader in the brand space and the company's commitment to creating immersive brand experiences aligns perfectly with Fathom's dedication to providing our audiences with exclusive, interactive and memorable cinema events," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. "We look forward to working together on many exciting projects for cinema audiences worldwide, beginning with this rare concert experience for Elvis fans."

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Laser Freak / Broadway World)

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