Saturday, June 09, 2012

June 09 - A Massive Book Campaign Down Under

Elvis Australia mentions that the Follow That Dream book and CD set, 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' will weigh a whopping 5kg (11 Pounds). The long awaited FTD SUN Project has been announced for release on August 16. 'A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley SUN master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as trilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously unreleased cuts.


Sony Music Australia have begun an online advertising campaign for the Elvis By Request: The Australian Edition CD on Google, Facebook and YouTube. This continues on from radio promotions on stations, including 2CH 1170 Sydney, Magic 1278 Melbourne, 4BH 882 Brisbane and Cruise 1323 Adelaide.
Presleyana VII

Presleyana VII to be released during Elvis Week 2012: The 7th edition of Jerry Osborne's popular Elvis Presley Price Guide 'Presleyana' will be presented in Memphis, during Elvis Week. The book has several new features, such as: 

1) Elvis’ LP catalog now divided into two easy-to-locate categories. 
2) Newly updated “buyers beware” & “counterfeit information”. 
3) Complete up-to-date listings of all the SONY/BMG "Follow That Dream" LP releases. 
4) All of Elvis’ standard RCA releases and reissues completely updated. 
5) Many “Verifications Pending” resolved. 
6) Full color pages picturing all bonus items and stickers that came with all of Elvis' U.S. album releases through the years.

The following releases appeared on the Billboard Catalog Album Charts in the U.S. (w/e 16th June, 2012):
  • 'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 1,790 copies. Total sales to date: 272,160 copies.
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 1,643 copies. Total sales to date: 470,849 copies.
  • 'Heart And Soul' selling some 1,419 copies. Total sales to date: 561,499 copies.
  • 'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling some 1,094 copies. Total sales to date: 169,396 copies.
  • 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling some 1,032 copies. Total sales to date: 110,843 copies.
  • 'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) selling some 1,008 copies. Total sales to date: 89,153 copies.
  • 'The Essential Elvis Presley' (2CD) selling some 1,007 copies. Total sales to date: 350,274 copies (minimum).
  • 'Elvis Christmas' selling some 14 copies. Total sales to date: 599,531 copies.
(Source: Elvis Australia / Elvis Matters / Brian Quinn)