June 12 - On Powerhouse Tour DVD-Set?

After the announcement by David English on the 2022 Follow That Dream 'Elvis On Tour' release Erik Lorentzen made the following statement raging his upcoming 'Elvis On Tour' trilogy book set. 

"In respons to all questions we have received, we are now proud to announce that 1,200 pages is done and ready to be sent to the printer. 

These books will contain about 5-600 unseen and unpublished photos and lots of informations.

We therefore want to thank all of you out there who have contributed with photos, clippings, documents and reviews to make this 3 books box-set so special and keep Elvis' legacy alive.

We, where close to get permission to include an awesome DVD-set but we still are working on to get one. So, maybe we are able to release one or two later this year. 

Cross fingers, time will tell.

Thank you, thank you, Erik"


Elvis UK Flipbook

Following the release of 'Elvis UK3 The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley’s British CD Releases 1983-2005' as a Flip-book in February 2021, co-authors John Townson and Gordon Minto announced that their long out-of-print 'Elvis UK' book from 1987 will be available available using the same digital technology as the recent 'Elvis UK 3' book, with an additional 60 pages of ‘bonus material’. 

From the press release:

Our prime reason for making this book available is due to the constant requests for hard copies as it went out of print in the late 1980s. Unfortunately, a physical reprint was not an option, owing to extremely high production costs – just as it wasn’t for Elvis UK3. 

However, unlike the latter project - which we wanted to be able to update when required – Elvis UK will be available as a download. The document will not be held on a digital platform and accessed via the internet, but will be available on the buyer’s own device. 

Importantly though, the original book appears exactly as it was in 1987 as it has not been possible to make any textual amendments as the book did not exist in a digital form. 

The original Elvis UK was a 565 page hard-backed reference book, published by Blandford Press, dealing with the then hitherto largely unexplored subject of Elvis Presley’s UK record releases from March 1956 through to 1986, nine years after Presley’s death. The digital copy of Elvis UK features:

  • Every individual record release - singles, EPs (Extended Play releases) and LPs issued on HMV, RCA and third party labels between 1956-86 - in great detail and in chronological order 
  • Each entry included detailed track information as well as writers’ names, release dates, and chart entry positions 
  • Every release and re-release carefully cross-referenced 
  • Label and sleeve variations identified and dated
  • Introductory sections which include background to the issuing companies, comprehensive information about details printed on labels and the process of how records were made 
  • Chronological and alphabetical listings of all main sections, including catalogue numbers details and release dates 
  • A various artist section dealt with releases which featured one or more Elvis tracks
  • A section detailing promotional records 
  • Hundreds of illustrations 
  • An Interview and spoken word index
  • A full list of every song showing where it appeared, cross-referenced with page numbers
Plus - 60 pages of bonus material - which includes the following: 

  • The Making Of Elvis UK
  • Golden Grooves
  • Mastering
  • LP Re-issues

Fortunately, in tranferring Elvis UK into the Flip format none of the original search features have been lost. On the contrary, the comprehensive contents and indexing system built in to the original book has been accentuated by the highly intuitive navigational features offered by Flip.  Searching is much easier and quicker. 

In our view, this move represents the only sensible and cost-effective way of making this valuable and much-sought after reference work available to a much wider audience – but at the reasonable and affordable price.  The download version of Elvis UK, complete with 60 pages of bonus material section costs just £20.  

More about this release (and others in the series) and how to order it can be found on the author's website >>> Elvis UK Books website.


On Tour Continued

Due for release from the Golden Globe import-label is the 2-LP / 1 CD set 'On Tour 10th April 1972'.

From the press release: 

Golden Globe Records presents their second deluxe 2LP set containing the fantastic April 10 1972 show recorded in Richmond, Virginia. In total 4 shows were recorded for the Golden Globe winning motion picture “Elvis On Tour”. The Richmond show is the second show that was recorded for the award winning documentary and is also the second one issued in this Elvis On Tour Series. 

This is the very first proper high quality outing of this show on vinyl. Presented in a beautiful Deluxe gate-fold cover containing 2 high quality 180 grams colored vinyl albums. A CD version is also added to this package. This very limited edition is available in red or blue vinyl. 

Side A: 01 Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) 02 See See Rider (Traditional) 03 Proud Mary (John C. Fogerty) 04 Never Been To Spain (Hoyt Axton) 05 You Gave Me A Mountain (Marty Robbins) 06 Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) 

Side B: B 01 Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White) 02 Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 03 All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/E. Presley) 04 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell) 05 Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 06 Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 07 Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) 

Side C: 01 Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/E. Presley) 02 It’s Over 03 Suspicious Minds (Mark James) 04 Introductions By Elvis 05 For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson) 06 I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson) 

Side D: 01 An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury) 02 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price) 03 Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson) 04 Can’t Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 05 Closing Vamp Bonus Tracks Rehearsal April 5, 1972 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York 06 Instrumental # 1 - Burning Love 07 Cattle Call 08 You Gave Me A Mountain 

Tracks CD: 01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 02 See See Rider 03 Proud Mary 04 Never Been To Spain 05 You Gave Me A Mountain 06 Until It’s Time For You To Go 07 Polk Salad Annie 08 Love Me 09 All Shook Up 10 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 11 Heartbreak Hotel 12 Hound Dog 13 Bridge Over Troubled Water 14 Love Me Tender 15 It’s Over 16 Suspicious Minds 17 Introductions By Elvis 18 For The Good Times 19 I Can’t Stop Loving You 20 An American Trilogy 21 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 22 Funny How Time Slips Away 23 Can’t Help Falling In Love 24 Closing Vamp Bonus Tracks Rehearsal April 5, 1972 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York 25 Instrumental # 1 - Burning Love 26 Cattle Call 27 You Gave Me A Mountain.


A Powerhouse Performance Continued

Just released is 'A Powerhouse Performance Continued', a limited edition deluxe 3-LP and 5 CD set that will be available on orange and on white vinyl. 

Out now on the newly found now entertainment label is the second beautiful Ultra Limited Edition boxset containing 3 powerhouse performances on vinyl and 5 on CD!

The first shows from this august engagement were shot by MGM for the legendary ‘Elvis: That’s The Way It Is’ motion picture, and recorded by the record company for the release of the soundtrack. The recordings featured here were recorded right after the MGM and RCA crews had left.  This box-set contains the following shows 

On vinyl:
August 20, 1970 Midnight Show
August 21, 1970 Dinner Show
August 21, 1970 Midnight Show

On CD:
August 20, 1970 Midnight Show
August 21, 1970 Dinner Show
August 21, 1970 Midnight Show
August 23, 1970 Dinner Show
August 24, 1970 Dinner Show

All shows are remastered and speed corrected and never sounded better than now. The set comes on 180 Gr. orange or white colored vinyl, housed in a sturdy box-set with high-quality record sleeves.

LP 1: Sweet Inspiration August 20, 1970 Midnight Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv) 

Side A 01 Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria 04 Tiger Man 05 Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Incl. False Start) 07 I’ve Lost You 08 Sweet Caroline 09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 

Side B 01 Polk Salad Annie 02 Introduction Of The Sweet Inspirations 03 Sweet Inspiration 04 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 05 Introductions 06 The Wonder Of You 07 Heartbreak Hotel 08 Blue Suede Shoes 09 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 10 More 11 Bridge Over Troubled Water 12 Suspicious Minds 13 Can’t Help Falling In Love 14 Closing Vamp 

LP 2: Sweet Caroline August 21, 1970 Dinner Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv) 

Side A 01 Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman 04 Tiger Man 05 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 

Side B 01 Happy Birthday James Burton 02 Introduction Of Neil Diamond Holly Holy Introduction Of Minnie Mae 03 The Wonder Of You 04 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 05 One Night 06 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 07 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 08 Bridge Over Troubled Water 09 Suspicious Minds 10 Can’t Help Falling In Love 11 Closing Vamp 

LP 3: Cryin' Time August 21, 1970 Midnight Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv) 

Side A 01 Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria 04 Tiger Man 05  Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Inc. False Start) 07 I’ve Lost You 08 Cryin’ Time 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 10 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 

Side B: 01 Polk Salad Annie 02 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 03 The Wonder Of You Along Came Jones 04 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 05 One Night 06 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 07 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 08 Bridge Over Troubled Water 09 Suspicious Minds 10 Can’t Help Falling In Love 11 Closing Vamp 

CD 1 - Sweet Inspiration August 20, 1970 Midnight Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv):

01 Orchestra Intro - Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria 04 Tiger Man 05 Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Incl. False Start) 07 I’ve Lost You 08 Sweet Caroline 09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 10 Polk Salad Annie 11 Introduction Of The Sweet Inspirations 12 Sweet Inspiration 13 Introductions 14 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 15 Introductions 16 The Wonder Of You 17 Heartbreak Hotel 18 Blue Suede Shoes 19 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 20 More 21 Bridge Over Troubled Water 22 Suspicious Minds 23 Can’t Help Falling In Love 24 Closing Vamp 

CD 2 - Sweet Caroline August 21, 1970 Dinner Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv):

 01 Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman 04 Tiger Man 05 Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Incl. False Start) 07 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 08 Sweet Caroline 09 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 10 Polk Salad Annie 11 Introductions 12 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 13 Happy Birthday James Burton 14 Introductions 15 Introduction Of Neil Diamond Holly Holy Introduction Of Minnie Mae 16 The Wonder Of You 17 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 18 One Night 19 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 20 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 21 Bridge Over Troubled Water 22 Suspicious Minds 23 Can’t Help Falling In Love 24 Closing Vamp 

CD 3 - Cryin' Time August 21, 1970 Midnight Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv): 

01 Opening Vamp 02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria 04 Tiger Man 05 Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Inc. False Start) 07 I’ve Lost You 08 Cryin’ Time 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 10  You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 11 Polk Salad Annie 12 Introductions 13 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 14 Introductions 15 The Wonder Of You Along Came Jones 16 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 17 One Night 18 All Shook Up - Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 19 Hound Dog (Incl. False Starts) 20 Bridge Over Troubled Water 21 Suspicious Minds 22 Can’t Help Falling In Love 23 Closing Vamp 

CD 4 - Tiger Man August 23, 1970 Dinner Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv):

 01 That’s All Right 02 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria 03 Monologue 04 Tiger Man 05 Monologue 06 Love Me Tender (Inc. False Start) 07 I’ve Lost You 08 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 09 Elvis Dedicating The Show To Marie Parker 10  You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 11 Polk Salad Annie 12 Introductions 13 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 14 Introductions 15 The Wonder Of You 16 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 17 One Night 18 All Shook Up - False Starts 19 Blue Suede Shoes Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 20 Goofin’ Around With Hound Dog -Tape Damage- 21 Hound Dog 22 Bridge Over Troubled Water 23 Suspicious Minds 24 Can’t Help Falling In Love 

CD 5 - When The Snow Is On The Roses August 24, 1970 Dinner Show Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas (Nv): 

01 Orchestra Intro  02 That’s All Right 03 I Got A Woman - Ave Maria -Tape Damage- 04 Spanish Eyes 05 Tiger Man 06 I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 07 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Band Introductions 10 Johnny B. Goode James Burton Introduction 11 Introduction Of Celebrities 12 When The Snow Is On The Roses Ed Ames Introduction 13 The Wonder Of You 14 Heartbreak Hotel (Incl. False Starts) 15 One Night 16 All Shook Up 17 Blue Suede Shoes - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On 18 Goofin’ Around With Hound Dog 19 Hound Dog 20 Bridge Over Troubled Water 21 Suspicious Minds 22 Release Me 23 Can’t Help Falling In Love

(Source: Erik Lorenzen / Elvis Shop London)