June 11 - Love Me Tender In Vegas

The Follow That Dream May / June 2021 releases have been released. The 5-inch double CD 'Elvis: las Vegas 1973' contains the August 20th 1973 Midnight Show and September 2nd Midnight Show performances. 

The book 'Love Me Tender - Through The Lens Of Robert Vose' by Pål Granlund and David English contains newly discovered photographs by Robert Vose , the majority of them unseen and unpublished since September 1956. They reveal reveal life on the movie set with Director Robert D. Webb, his cast and crew. 

Accompanying the book are two CDs. Disc 1 contains the original EP, outtakes, stereo masters and 'The Truth About Me' interview. Disc 2 contains the 13 recordings made at Radio Recorders between September 1-3, 1956. 

 L'uomo Dietro Al Mito

The 384-page Italian book 'Elvis Aaron Presley. L'uomo Dietro Al Mito' by Antonella Santovincenzo di Colleferro was released. 

Synopsis:

"When Elvis smiled, the sun started to shine" according to Joe Esposito. One of the last smiles we saw from Elvis was during the performance of 'Unchained Melody' on June 21, 1977. The smile of a tired and suffering man, still capable, however, of creating indissoluble bonds in space and time. This inspired the author to delve deeper into Elvis as a man, beyond the myth, drawing an extremely private, almost intimate portrait of him. 

Retracing the places where the artist lived, and visited by the author, the book manages to probe all the character aspects of Elvis: loneliness, generosity, insecurity, versatility, moods, charisma, intelligence, ambition, aesthetic sense, talent, patriotism and spirituality. 

The second part of the book is dedicated to the traveling exhibition curated by the author, in collaboration with other Presley admirers, aimed at discovering the private Elvis, his passions, the relationship with his mother and family of origin.

From Memphis To Vegas Vinyl

Also shipped to dealers is are the Memphis Recording Service LPs 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – August 1969' (single LP) and 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – January Thru February 1970' (2-LP in gate-fold sleeve). Both titles come on black and on clear vinyl. 

The double LP contains Elvis’ second engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in January and February 1970 while the single LP holds 
the earliest known performance from Elvis’ first engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August 1969.

French Record Store Day Vinyl

The Record Store Day release 'Elvis Sings The Mad Professor', a picture disc containing alternate version of songs written by Mad Professor Ben Weisman, and 'Cafe Europa En Uniforme', a 'Cornetto colored vinyl 2-LP featuring alternate takes from the 'G.I. Blues' soundtrack have been released by the French LMLR label. The first fans received their copies just before Record Store Dat 2021.

Seventh Silver Award 

Elvis Presley was awarded his seventh B.P.I. Award this year. The single '(You're The) Devil In Disguise' was certified Silver for selling over 200,000 copies sold since 16/11/2004 (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales). 

(Source: ElvisMatters / Facebook / Nigel Patterson / FECC / B.P.I.)