July 23 - Greensboro Released

The "April 14 1972 Greensboro" CD from the Victrola import-label has been released. This CD, also due on vinyl, contains Elvis Presley’s powerhouse performance as recorded at the Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

The concert has seen various releases, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set "Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition". But this release should "blows that set right out of the water!" according to the press-release as it was taken from the actual RCA multitrack tapes. The recording that the Victrola label obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. It is available now in a "fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound" and comes in a deluxe double digipack accompanied with a 16-page booklet. 

The label also announced that "Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro" will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix.

Elvis Safe And Sound

Dick Grob's book "Elvis Safe And Sound" has been released. 

From the press-release:
Dick Grob first met Elvis in 1967, when Elvis was on his honeymoon in Palm Springs, California.  At the time, Dick was a Palm Springs Police Officer and was assigned to provide personal protection to the “Star.”  Thus began a friendship that lasted for more than ten years. 

Dick is no stranger to the field of personal protection.  During his career, Dick has worked with the FBI, CIA, and other government agencies, including the U.S. State Department, providing protection to very high profile dignitaries, including U.S Presidents and Vice Presidents, and  protection for foreign heads of state such as Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, England’s Prince Phillip, and Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Ailon of Israel when they visited Palm Springs.  Palm Springs was the playground of the “stars and dignitaries,” many of whom Dick provided personal security, and Elvis was no exception. 

After providing security to Elvis during his visits to Palm Springs, Elvis made Dick “an offer he could not refuse” as his full time personal bodyguard and eventually Elvis’ Chief of Security.  In this capacity, Dick planned the security for all of his concert tours, appearances, and vacations to locations like Vail, Colorado and Hawaii.  Dick was responsible for the safety of not only Elvis, but for his daughter, Lisa Marie, and the rest of Elvis’ family. 

“Elvis Safe & Sound,” Dick’s new book, tells some of the stories experienced by the author over his ten year relationship with Elvis.  Not only was Dick Elvis’ bodyguard and Chief of Security, he was Elvis’ close personal friend. Some of his stories are funny; some are scary; other’s just plain interesting. 
“Elvis Safe & Sound” is jammed-packed with Dick’s personal descriptive accounts of his time with Elvis. It includes documents from Dick’s personal archives as well as rare, never before seen photos of Elvis on stage, and copyrighted documents and photos (in color and black and white). “Elvis Safe & Sound” is a great narration of Dick’s authentic and personal time while he kept “Elvis Safe & Sound.” 

(Source: FECC)

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