August 18 - Elvis Sings ... Reissues (Updated)

The Elvis One record label announced two new CD releases. On their ‘Gold Standard’ sub-record label 'Elvis Sings Double Trouble' and on their Paradise Road Record label ‘Elvis Sings Please Release Me and Other Great Songs’. The publicity stated: 

A new CD from our movie series is 'Elvis Sings Double Trouble'. It includes all the masters for the movie in great binaural sound, some alternate versions, demo versions (including an alternate title song and 2 unused songs), movie versions (including the more than 3 minutes movie version of 'I Love Only One Girl' with lots of overdubs especially done for the movie), a radio spot and as a bonus a rare acetate recording of 'There's So Much World To See'.

A great addition to the official releases with all known "alternate" recordings collected on one great CD! As all releases from the Gold Standard label this is a very limited edition release.

Tracks: "Double Trouble"-Radio Spot - Double Trouble (Binaural Master) - Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love (Binaural Master / Without Backing Vocals) - Could I Fall In Love (Binaural Master) - Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (Binaural Master) - City By Night (Binaural Master) - Old MacDonald (Binaural Master) - I Love Only One Girl (Binaural Master) - There’s So Much World To See (Binaural  Master) - It Won’t Be Long (Binaural Master) - Could I Fall In Love (Harmony Vocal Overdub) - Could I Fall In Love (Harmony Vocal Only) - City By Night (Take 3) - Old MacDonald (Take 7) - Old MacDonald (Vocal Overdub) - Main Title / Double Trouble (Movie Opening / Including Score) - I Love Only One Girl (Movie Version / Including Score) - Double Trouble (Demo / Alternate Title Song) - Just You Wait And See (Demo / Not Used) - Could I Fall In Love (Demo) - Please Stay Out Of My Dreams (Demo / Not Used) - There’s So Much World To See (Record Version - Transfer / Acetate) - Old MacDonald (Vocal Only)

Paradise Road Records presents ‘Elvis Sings Please Release Me and Other Great Songs’. A new album with the great August 24, 1970 Midnight Show and a part of the pre-show from the August 12, 1970 Midnight Show with 'A Thing Called Love' by The Imperials.

The August 24th Midnight Show is an audience recording (in very good sound) not to be missed with Elvis in great mood singing parts of 'Ave Maria' and 'Spanish Eyes', a great version of 'When The Snow Is On The Roses' (with 3 false starts), the medley 'Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and a great show ending when Elvis singing 'Release Me' after the first notes of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.

This show was previously released on ‘The Hillbilly Cat Returns’ (2012) but deserves an updated release in this collection from Paradise Road Records. The pre-show tracks by The Imperials is a nice addition taken from the MGM tapes.

Together with our 'Oh Happy Day' release this CD contains probably one of the most interesting shows from Elvis 3rd Vegas season and presented on this cd in the best possible sound! It includes a booklet with photos and recording information.

Tracks: 

Tracks 1-3 Recorded On August 12, 1970, Midnight Show: A Thing Called Love (The Imperials) - On The Other Side (The Imperials).

Track 4-28 Recorded On August 24, 1970, Midnight Show

Opening Vamp - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Aver Marica (Excerpt) / I Got A Woman - Spanish Eyes (Excerpt) - Tiger Man - Elvis Talks - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You've Lost That Lovin´ Feeling - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode - Celebrity Introductions - When The Snow Is On The Roses (With 3 False Starts) - Celebrity Introductions - The Wonder Of You - Heartbreak Hotel (With 4 False Starts) - One Night (With 2 Breaks) - All Shook Up (False Start Only) - Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Hound Dog - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love (With False Start) / Release Me - Can't Help Falling In Love.

Bonus Song: Orchestra Intro (Recorded On August 12, 1970, Midnight Show).

Rockabilly Presents Elvis

The Japanese publisher Shinko-Mook announced the August 16, 2021 release of the magazine 'Rockabilly Presents Elvis'. 

It features articles on the birth of Rock 'N' Roll (it all started with Elvis), Elvis' fashion, Elvis’ merchandise, Elvis’ (best) music, movies and books, the day Elvis came closest to Japan ('Aloha From Hawaii'), Elvis and karate and more. 

Gold!

The Italian Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana awarded Elvis Presley a Gold Record Award for the single 'Jailhouse Rock'  for selling ver 25,000 copies.


Christmas Cover

Here is the cover-art for the September 17, 2021 re-issue of 'Elvis' Christmas Album' by Waxtime On Color. It comes on 180 Gr. colored vinyl. 


Mike Stone Biography

Former Karate Champion Mike Stone has written his own autobiography (publication date unknown at this moment). Stone - still blamed by some fans as one of the reasons for Elvis' and Priscilla's diverse - is featured in multiple biographies about Elvis as well as in Priscilla's own book. His affair with Priscilla Presley that grew into a 4-year relation is one of the subjects in his biography. 

In an interview with the Elvis Information Network he said: "Priscilla had made up her mind that she was leaving him, no separation only a divorce. Surely, I cannot be held accountable for her separation. I am sure I served a purpose by our relationship and I benefitted and learned a great deal from my experiences with her."

Read the complete interview on the >>> Elvis information Network.


Fan Club For Sale

The Official Elvis Presley fan club of Great Britain is for sale. It will be auctioned by Omega Auctions as part of their Music Memorabilia auction on September 14, 2021. 

Description: 

An incredible opportunity to purchase the world famous Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain.

This is a very healthy and fully functioning fan club that has been operating for nearly 70 years, with a dedicated and healthy membership base of around 3000, that has been grown carefully under the stewardship of founder and current owner Todd Slaughter. At the age of 76 and due to recent ill health Todd has now decided to take a back seat and hand over the legacy and fantastic commercial opportunity to somebody new. 

With a bonanza of "Elvis" events in the pipeline including the 45th anniversary, the Tom Hanks "Elvis & The Colonel" film and the release of numerous TV documentaries, Elvis is set to be in the headlines. 

This offers fantastic scope to develop and expand the online presence and fan base whilst adding to the regular social events and affinity holidays in the UK, the USA and across Europe that occur every year. The club also hosts a weekly Elvis Hour on Radio Caroline Flashback.

The fan club generates significant income via a number of channels including online shop sales of CDs, vinyl LPs, books, DVDs and membership fees. There are opportunities to expand advertising and commission revenue in magazines, social media and annual events.

Turnover has reached £250k+ in recent years although this has been affected over the past four years due to health issues and exacerbated by Brexit and the recent pandemic. Now, however, there has never been a better time to embrace revenue opportunities from travel, events and tactical marketing.

Included in the sale: all current stock held by the fan club valued at £37k (detailed inventory available), database/mailing list with 5,000 names, website (see here), all current social media accounts (48k fans across Facebook and Instagram), any and all office equipment currently in use at their office in Cheadle, Staffs along with 7 decades of goodwill. The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain – the global brand.

Full and detailed accounts will be made available to prospective buyers.

N.B. Over the bank holiday period of Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August Todd Slaughter can be available to meet with serious prospective bidders at the Cheadle Offices of the Fan Club by appointment.

Estimate £50,000 - £100,000

(Source:Various / Elvis Information Network / UK Mix Forum)