Friday, February 28, 2014

February 28 - Elvis Has Left The Charts: The Day The King Died

Due for release from Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd. on July 17, 2014 is the 336 page book "Elvis Has Left The Building: The Day The King Died" by Dylan Jones 

From the publisher:
"The King departed this world during the month of punk rocks apotheosis. Punk had set out to destroy Elvis, or at least everything he came to represent, but never got the chance. Elvis destroyed himself before anyone else could.

Nearly forty years after his death, rocks ultimate legend and prototype just wont go away and his influence and legacy are to be found not just in music today, but the world over. Elvis Presley has permeated the modern world in ways that are bizarre and inexplicable: a pop icon while he was alive, he has become almost a religious icon in death, a modern-day martyr crucified on the wheel of drugs, celebrity culture, junk food and sex.

In Elvis Has Left the Building, Dylan Jones takes us back to those heady days around the time of his death and the rise of punk. He evokes the hysteria and devotion of The Kings numerous disciples and imitators, offering a uniquely insightful commentary on Elviss life, times and outrageous demise. This is a fresh account, written with the authors customary panache, recounting how Elvis single-handedly changed the course of popular music and culture, and what his death meant and still means to us today."


The album "The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs" drops from #98 to #146 on this week's Official Top 200 UK Album Chart.

Elvis Presley had no entries on the US Billboard Charts for the week ending March 8, 2014. 

Praise To The King  

The SR Records import release "Praise To The King", containing an audience recording of the August 23, 1971 Midnight Show was released. The first 100 CDs came with an bonus card. As usually from this label, this CD comes in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative newspaper clips.

From the press-release:
"Praise to the King" featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 Midnight Show. After a long research finally we located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the complete show from August 23th midnight performance of the fifth Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 23th, as presented on this CD, no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, Elvis sings all the best from the previous seasons including is new single I’m leaving. The sound is good and powerful you can hear clear all the instruments in particular the incredible job on the drums made from Ronnie Tutt. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. As Bonus we add the best of the Afternoon show in the way to give you a full day and a full 80 minutes of cd. Talking of best song the version of Proud Mary delivered from Elvis and the band is incredible surely the highest moment of the night.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is good considering the early season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise overall at the high frequencies, trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping a rough mix with some hissing on the high frequencies, but with a great definition to the background music, incredible clear in spite the limitation of an audience recording..

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Brian Quinn / FECC / Elvis On CD)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27 - Sin City's Most Mixed Up Tickets

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double feature CD release entitled "Sin City's Hottest Ticket", featuring the August 23, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original „booth recordings“, taped by the same person who recorded previous Straight Arrow’s release, "Endless Summer Festivall". 

From the press-release
The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! Following the great success of the ‘Aloha’ special, Elvis was more in demand than ever, and he was truly the hottest ticket in town. Las Vegas hotels at the time routinely booked their shows 20% over room capacity, because they knew that normally many of those who ordered tickets would not turn up for the shows. In Elvis’ case this caused problems, because virtually everybody who ordered tickets did show up!

In private, Elvis was fighting his personal demons at the time, including a severe Demerol addiction, but on stage he was delivering the goods. Perhaps his delivery was not quite as tight as at earlier Vegas engagements, but he was in good voice and genuinly seemed to enjoy the interaction with the fans. The shows presented here are two solid, engaging performances with plenty of highlights, including a gorgeous ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and a rare-for-this-engagement one to last performance of ‘Something’.

It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. The August 23, 1973 Dinner show is completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. This concert was never in circulation, in any form. 

Tracks: CD1 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Dinner Show 
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Fever - 10. How Great Thou Art - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy - 14. Release Me - 15. Something - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O'Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Tracks: CD2 - Thursday, August 23, 1973 Midnight Show 
01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with false start) - 14. An American Trilogy - 15. Release Me - 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp. 

Collecting Elvis

Volume 57 in the German "Elvis Sammlung" series will be released March 5, 2014 by De'Agostini and EPE. This volume contains a magazine, memorabilia reproductions, a christmas card and a mini fan-poster. 

TouchDown Mix-up

According to a posting on the FECC forum there was a mix-up in the production of the latest Touchdown Productions importrelease of "Back On Track In Vegas" and "At Dinner In Vegas". Both CDs have been produced with the labels mixed up. The '72 show is on the '74 disc and vice versa. Apparently the label is  aware of the mixup and are producing the correct discs and will be sent out to replace the wrongly printed ones.

Octagon Shaped Vinyl

The Octagon shaped vinyl release containing the SUN singles by Elvis Presley was postponed util end March  by the UK based Art Of Music Records label. 

1. That’s Alright 2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 3. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 4. Good Rockin’ Tonight 5. Milkcow Blues 6. You’re A Heartbreaker  7. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone 8. Baby Let’s Play House 9. Mystery Train 10. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

(Source: FECC / Elvis Sammlung)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26 - Classic Vinyl

The three LP box "3 Classic Albums" was released by the UK based Art Of Music Records"and the German based H’Art labels. The box contains the classic albums "Elvis Presley", "Elvis" and "King Creole" packed in a box featuring Elvis Presley in his Ford Thunderbird on the set of his first movie "Love Me Tender". 

(Source: Amazon / The King's World)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25 - Elvis And Janis

A new vinyl album is on its way, a re-production of the collectable South African release "Elvis And Janis".

From the press-release:
This 10” album was inspired by the now legendary 1957 “Elvis And Janis” South African album, “Janis And Elvis - The RCA Victor Singles 1956-1958” features 12 original RCA Victor recordings from Janis Martin aka “The Female Elvis” and Elvis Presley (3 x Janis Martin 45s A&B sides and 3 x Elvis Presley 45s A&B sides). The short two year window from 1956 to 1958 was extremely significant to both artists, both kick started their RCA recording careers in 1956 and by 1958 both artists were forced to take a break from the recording studios, in Elvis’ case he was drafted into the Army and regrettably for Janis her contract was ended by RCA. The similarities didn’t end there either both artists resumed their recording careers in 1960, with Elvis famously returning to the studio and Janis recording two 45s for the Belgian record label, Palette. The 45s featured in this collection are raw slices of prime Rock n Roll cooked to perfection by RCAs fine production teams… meaty goodies indeed, served up on a sizzling 10” platter!

• Limited Edition only 500 pressed
• Deluxe 10” vinyl collector’s edition
• Original 45 rpm label shots
• Liner notes
• Includes “My Boy Elvis” by Janis Martin
• Contains 12 original RCA VICTOR recordings by Janis Martin and Elvis Presley

Side 1; 1] Money Honey (RCA VICTOR A Side 47-6641) 1956 Elvis Presley, 2] Will You, Willyum (RCA VICTOR B Side 57-6491) 1956 Janis Martin, 3] One-Sided Love Affair (RCA VICTOR B Side 47-6641) 1956 Elvis Presley, 4] Little Bit (RCA VICTOR B Side 47-6652) 1956 Janis Martin, 5] One Night (RCA VICTOR A Side 47-7410) 1958 Elvis Presley, 6] Drugstore Rock And Roll (RCA VICTOR A Side 57-6491) 1956 Janis Martin.

Side 2; 1] My Boy Elvis (RCA VICTOR A Side 47-6652) 1956 Janis Martin, 2] I Got Stung (RCA VICTOR B Side 47-7410) 1958 Elvis Presley, 3] Good Love (RCA VICTOR B Side 47-7184) 1958 Janis Martin, 4] Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (RCA VICTOR A Side 47-7240) 1958 Elvis Presley, 5] Cracker Jack (RCA VICTOR A Side 47-7184) 1958 Janis Martin, 6] Doncha' Think It's Time (RCA VICTOR B Side 47-7240) 1958 Elvis Presley

(Source: ElvisMatters)

Monday, February 24, 2014

February 24 - 60 Years of Elvis

Elvis Presley's Graceland Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll with New Exhibit Titled "60 Years of Elvis".

From the EPE site:
On July 5, 1954, a delivery truck driver named Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played the song on July 8 on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up. Rock ‘n’ roll was born and the music world changed forever.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first recordings at Sun Studio, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is planning a variety of activities, starting with a new exhibit at Graceland entitled “60 Years of Elvis.” The new “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit will be open from now until February of 2015.

This exciting, new exhibit is now open as part of the VIP tour experience. Guests will explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music in July of 1954 and journey through the transformation of the would-be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from delivery truck driver to world-wide singing sensation and star of the silver screen. 

Rare artifacts displayed in the new “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit include: Elvis’ personal “That’s All Right” 45 rpm record; a pay stub from his early days as a driver for Crown Electric; telegrams home to his parents during his first few days on tour; an original script from “Jailhouse Rock”; his 1955 RCA Records contract; Elvis’ last GRAMMY® Award for his Gospel hit “How Great Thou Art,” along with the jumpsuit he wore on stage that night; Elvis’ wardrobe from “Viva Las Vegas”; and the award presented to Graceland and the Presley family upon Elvis’ induction into the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.  

Return To Sender?

Elvis Presley postage stamp to be reissued along with James Brown, Jim Morrison, Sam Cooke & many more. Sometimes, when things leak out from the U.S. government, the news isn't good. In the case of the recent leak of future postage stamps, the result is a celebration of the music icons who will be saluted in the coming years.

The Washington Post linked to a document that they received that includes the current plans from the "Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee." On that list are numerous upcoming commemorative stamps saluting music icons from pop, rock, R&B and country.

There is a bit of confusion over the status of an upcoming Elvis Presley release. According to the article in the Post, the post office will be reissuing the Presley stamp from 1993 which is the best selling stamp in the country's history; however, the leaked list shows it as a new issue and not in the reprint column. We'll have to wait until next year to see whether we get 50's Elvis, 70's Elvis or something in-between.

(Source: EPE / ElvisMatters)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

February 22 - Gold Records

The classic "Elvis' Gold Records Vol.2" album will be re-issued on vinyl once more. This edition is due on April 15, 2014 from the MIS label.

(Source: Amazon)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 20 - Golden Vinyl

The Original Recordings Group re-issued  the classic “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3” on 180 gram vinyl, in a limited edition of 2500 copies.


Elvis Presley had no entries on the US Billboard Charts for the week ending March 1, 2014. 

(Amazon / Brian Quinn / FECC)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 19 - King Credit

Authentic Brands Group, which controls licensing and merchandising rights for Elvis Presley, on Tuesday announced a new prepaid debit card featuring the King of Rock and Roll. New York-based Authentic Brands is partnering with debit card provider to offer branded Visa debit cards that feature photos of Elvis. Note however that these 12 new cards are available in the US for US citizens only.

(Source: ElvisMatters)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18 - Hometown Memphis

Due from the MKR importlabel is the vinyl / CD set "Hometown Memphis". The set contains live performances, recorded in Elvis Presley's hometown Memphis from 1974 and 1976 on six LP's and four CDs. It is limited to 500 individualy numbered copies. 

Collecting Elvis

Volume 56 in the German "Elvis Sammlung" was released by De'Agostini. This edition contains the usual magazine, memorabilia reproductions and a mini-poster from the movie "Blue Hawaii". 

Elvis - The King Remembered

Released today is the DVD "Elvis - The King Remembered". 

(Source: Music Of Elvis Presley / Elvis Sammlung)

Monday, February 17, 2014

February 17 - Success!

The DVD “Elvis Presley - The King 30 Succes” will be released by DMS on February 24, 2014. The disc has a running time of 60 minutes. More information when available. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 16 - Elvis Is Back!

The UK compilation "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" is back on the Official Album Top 100 in the UK climbing from #108 to #98 this week. This marks the 16th. week on the chart with  268.882 copies sold.

The DVD "The King Of Rock ’n’ Roll" made a comeback on the Australian Music DVD chart at #39. 

(Source: FECC / ARIA)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 14 - The Spirit Of 1971

The Eternal Flame importlabel announced a new DVD; "The Spirit Of 1971".

From the Label;
The Spirit Of 1971 DVD follows the DVD Elvis 1969-1970. After the much publicized Las Vegas shows in 1969 and 1970, Elvis returned to Vegas in 1971 for another run at the International Hotel. The shows Elvis gave during 1971 in Las Vegas, Tahoe and on the road are not widely known to many Elvis fans. Not many good photos were taken, not many press and news reviews were written.
Thanks to a couple of soundboards and a handful of audible audience recordings a little bit more is know about Elvis in concert during that year. This DVD brings you yet another crucial piece of information: footage of Elvis on stage during that same year. Preference has been given to the historic importance of this footage and we are confident that it will give you a pleasant and crucial insight into Elvis on stage in 1971. The footage has been edited with actual 1971 recordings of Elvis to enhance your viewing pleasure.
This DVD presents the sights of Las Vegas in the early Seventies and Elvis on stage wearing many spectacular and rare suits. The most famous being the 'Elvis Now' suit. This DVD gives you the most complete and true spirit of Elvis in 1971 ever: from the International Hotel to Elvis on the road with many clips in amazing quality! So see and hear Elvis in: Las Vegas / Boston / Dallas / Houston / Baltimore / Cincinnati / Kansas City.

(Source: Elvis And His Music)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 12 - From James At The American Sound Sessions

The Follow That Dream vinyl release "From Elvis In Memphis - American Sound Sessions" has been released. 

Side A:
Wearin' That Loved On Look (Take 3, 10) - Only The Strong Survive (Take 1) - Long Black Limousine (Take 6) - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' (Take 1, 2) - I'm Movin' On (Take 1, 2)
Side B:
Power Of My Love (Take 1) - Gentle On My Mind (Undubbed Master With Track Replacement Overdubs) - After Loving You (Take 2) - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Take 2) - Any Day Now (Take 1, 2) - In The Ghetto (Take 1)
Side C:
I'm Movin' On (Take 1, 2 With Vocal Replacement And Steel Guitar Overdub) - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - Long Black Limousine (Take 6, 8, 9M) - Only The Strong Survive (Take 17, 20, 21) - In The Ghetto (Take 20)
Side D:
Wearin' That Loved On Look (Take 12, 13, 14) - After Loving You (Take 3) - Power Of My Love (Take 6) - In The Ghetto (Take 2, 3) - Any Day Now (Take 3, 4)

Bande Originale Du Film

The French RDM Edition label released the original soundtrack "It Happened at the World's Fair (Blondes, Brunes, Rousses)" and announced the release of "Fun in Acapulco (L'Idole d'Acapulco)" for release on February 19, 2014. 

Tracks: "It Happened At The World´s Fair":
Beyond The Bend (Stereo) - Relax (Stereo) - Take Me To The Fair (Stereo) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Stereo) - One Broken Heart For Sale (Stereo) - I'm Falling In Love Tonight (Stereo) - Cotton Candy Land (Stereo) - World Of Our Own (Stereo) - How Would You Like To Be (Stereo) - Happy Ending (Stereo) - Beyond The Bend (Mono) - Relax (Mono) - Take Me To The Fair (Mono) - They Remind Me Too Much Of You (Mono) - One Broken Heart For Sale (Mono) - I'm Falling In Love Tonight (Mono) - Cotton Candy Land (Mono) - World Of Our Own (Mono) - How Would You Like To Be (Mono) - Happy Ending (Mono)

Tracks: "Fun In Acapulco":

Fun In Acapulco - Vino, Dinero Y Amor - Mexico - El Toro - Marguerita - The Bullfighter Was A Lady - No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here - Bossa Nova Baby - You Can't Say No In Acapulco - Guadalajara - Love Me Tonight - Slowly But Surely

James Burton Speaks Out

James Burton posted this message on his Facebook page this morning...

I will NOT be on the Dennis Jale & TCB Cruise September 2014 with Red West.

I have always enjoyed performing with Dennis and all the guys. No one could ask for a better person to work with.
I would like to say that as a Christian, I forgave Red West for writing his book years ago. This has nothing to do with forgiveness.
I also respected him for going ahead with his life and becoming a great actor and was excited to see him in movies and TV. I wish him ALL OF GOD's BLESSINGS.

I do think anyone who wrote a terrible book about another person should not be making money off of that person.

Please note that Ronnie, Glen and I have NEVER written a "TELL ALL" book about the hundreds of artists that we have worked for.
We still could and would make thousands of dollars from this type of book. I would NEVER become this low of a person.
This would NOT be pleasing to GOD.

I do NOT work with people that do anything negative against Elvis. Please understand that Elvis was my FRIEND, not just another artist
that I have worked with. I know how EXTREMELY STRESSED Elvis was before this book came out.
At the funeral, the people I spoke to were blaming this book for Elvis' death and said his high stress level added to his fatal heart attack.
I am sure if someone did something negative to you, your family or your friends you would feel the same way, especially if death was the end result.

I feel we ALL should be loyal to Elvis (not Red West), but that's everyone's own choice.


James Burton

(Source: Elvis Aktuell \ Elvis And His Music \ FECC \ James Burton)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 11 - More Gold And Platinum

The "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" compilation is now 7x Platinum in Australia selling 490,000 units.

Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 on Vinyl

The Original Recordings label re-issued the classic "Elvis’ Golden Records - Volume 3" on vinyl. 

Endless Summer Festival

The Straight Arrow importlabel released the CD "Endless Summer Festival - From the booth tapes Vol. 2" containing an audience recording (booth recording) of both the Dinner and the Midnight Shows from Las Vegas August 22, 1973.

(Source: Kriss / FECC / Elvis And His Music)

Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10 - Walmart

Available at Walmart for $5.00 are three new 12 track budget compilations; "The 50's", "The 60's"and "The  70's"The CD's were released by the Sony Commercial Music Group, produced by Rob Santos and mastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. 

The package design was by Mike Joyce / Stereotype Design and of course the cover photo is courtesy of Bob Klein Archives. The CDs are "copyright 2013" but only appeared on-line today. 

Tracks The 60's:
Stuck On You - It's Now Or Never - Can't Help Falling In Love - Surrender - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Return To Sender - Viva Las Vegas - Memories - Suspicious Minds - In The Ghetto - Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Kentucky Rain

Tracks The 70's:
See See Rider ("On Stage" Februar 1970) - The Wonder Of You (Version von "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits") - Burning Love - Always On My Mind - Polk Salad Annie ("On Stage" - Februar 1970) - The Next Step Is Love - Walk A Mile In My Shoes ("On Stage" - Februar 1970) - Separate Ways - Patch It Up (Live - "Elvis, That's The Way It Is" Soundtrack LP) - I've Got A Thing About You Baby - An American Trilogy (Februar 1972 - Single Master) -  Moody Blue

Sweet Home Alabama

Finally out now is the 2 CD set "Sweet Home Alabama" containing two shows from “Tour Number 14” (May 30 – June 10, 1975) recorded June 2, 1975 in Mobile, Alabama (afternoon and evening shows). 

(Source: Daryl @ FECC)

Sunday, February 09, 2014

February 09 - Today Tomorrow & Forever

Sony Music has announced a budget re-release of the great 2002 box set "Today, Tomorrow and Forever". Over the last years we’ve got the 3 decade box sets (50’s, 60’s and 70’s), and the Comeback Special box-sets in this nice budget re-release series. 4CDs with 99 tracks. Due for release on May 5, 2014.

(Elvis And His Music)

Saturday, February 08, 2014

February 08 - Destination Elvis

The Follow That Dream Collectors label announce two new releases. Elvis Presley's second album "Elvis" combined with a live recoding from Hirsch Coloseum and "Destination USA" which covers the Dinner Show concert from September 4th, 1972 and some never-before-released songs from the February Las Vegas Season and rehearsals from August 2nd and 3rd 1972. This release honours all the fans worldwide who special traveled to see Elvis Live in 1972,especially the 200 British Elvis fans.for whom Elvis gave this special show on september 4, 1972

Details "Elvis"

This 2-disc 7” set celebrates Elvis legendary 2nd album that quickly outsold his debut album ELVS PRESLEY. The 16-page booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956. Also featured is an In and Outtakes section. The album includes every know outtake from the Labor-Day sessions. CD 2 features the historic live concert from Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center,
Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956.

The original album:
01 Rip It Up (1:56) 02 Love Me (2:46) 03 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:23) 04 Long Tall Sally (1:56) 05 First In Line (3:24) 06 Paralyzed (2:29) 07 So Glad You’re Mine (2:23) 08 Old Shep (4:13) 09 Ready Teddy (1:59)
 10 Anyplace Is Paradise (2:28) 11 How’s The World Treating You (2:27) 12 How Do You Think I Feel (2:15)
Bonus songs:
13 Playing For Keeps (2:56) 14 Too Much (2:37)
 15 Don’t Be Cruel (2:05) 16 Hound Dog (2:18) 17 Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) (2:14) 18 Rip It Up
 - takes 10-14 (3.08) 19 Rip It Up
 - take 15 (2.05) 20 Rip It Up
 - take 16 (1.59) 21 Rip It Up
 - take 17 (2.06) 22 Rip It Up
 - take 18-19M (3.53) 23 Old Shep – take 5 (4:01)

Disc 2:- Recorded live at Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center,
Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956
01 Heartbreak Hotel (2:46)
 02 Long Tall Sally (2:46)
 03 I Was The One (2:46 04 Love Me Tender (2:46) 05 Don’t Be Cruel (2:46) 06 Love Me (2:46) 07 I Got A Woman (2:46) 08 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:46) 09 Paralyzed (2:46) 

Details Destination USA (2-CD):

Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972! 

The 16-page booklet includes ‘eye-witness’ accounts from fans who actually met Elvis back stage. It features stories from fans who where there in the front-row seats including 200 members of the British Elvis Presley fan club. All of these great personal memories are packed together in this 7-inch 2-CD release with numerous excellent and never-before -seen pictures. 

Destination USA, not only celebrates the UK fan clubs adventure but that of all Elvis fans’ who traveled to see the King in concert during 1972. This 2-CD 7” set features the Dinner Show concert from September 4th, 1972. It includes some never-before-released songs from the February Las Vegas Season and rehearsals from August 2nd and 3rd 1972.

Disc 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show 
1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:19 2) See See Rider 3:16 3) Johnny B. Goode 1:44 4) Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:28 5) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:04 6) Polk Salad Annie 3:30 7) What Now My Love 4:21 8) Fever 3:29 9) Love Me 1:33 10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:05 11) Heartbreak Hotel 1:42 12) All Shook Up 1:04 13) Love Me Tender 1:51 14) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 1:51 15) Little Sister/Get Back 2:34 16) Hound Dog 2:37 17) I’ll Remember You 2:32 18) Walk That Lonesome Road - J D Sumner & The Stamps 3:24 19) Suspicious Minds 4:34 20) Introductions: Presentation of: The British fan club 1:44 21) For The Good Times 3:12 22) A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:03 23) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:25 24) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:13

Disk 2
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner) 2:01 2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner) 3:35 3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner) 3:15 4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner) 4:45 5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) 2:06
From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.
6) Something 3:30 7) I’m Leaving 3:21 8) Faded Love 3:47 9) The Wonder Of You 2:25 10) My Way 5:01 11) I’ll Remember You 2:45 12) It’s Over 2:11 (Jimmie Rodgers) 13) Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)

Charts US
  • The compilation “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” dropped out of the Irish Album chart from last week’s #93 position. 
  • Elvis Presley has no entries on the Billboard Charts for the week ending February 15, 2014. 
Charts Canada

For the week of February 02, 2014 Elvis is listed twice on the Canadian charts. The "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" compilation is listed #121 on theTop Album chart while "Elvis Golden Greats" is listed #140.

UK Charts

  • The compilation "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs" album drops from 83 to 125 in its 13th week.

(Source: The King's World / FECC)

Friday, February 07, 2014

February 07 - Rock 'n' Roll Legends

The Entertainment Products label released the CD "Rock 'n' Roll Legends".

(Source: Amazon)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

February 06 - Comeback Book

The book “Elvis - The King Of The Jungle - 45 Years After” by Erik Lorentzen was released. 

In June 1968 Elvis Presley taped a television special to be broadcast that Christmas. The TV special "Singer Presents Elvis" was a great moment in music and a key to Elvis musical renaissance. "A moment of change, when what was lost is found again. Elvis was lean and chiselled and -- what he had not seemed in years -- a little dangerous."

Featuring 544 pages the book will include a detailed at everything that took place at the historic taping and recording sessions. It will also include eye-witness reports from lucky fans that were present at the legendary NBC performances.

"I don't remember screaming - we were in the moment. I was listening to every word Elvis sang, didn't want to scream. I didn't want to miss a word of his singing." - Joan Gansky - audience member.

(Source: Various)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

February 05 - Collecting Elvis

Volume 55 in the German “Elvis-Sammler-Edition“ was released by “De Agostini“. This volume contains a 28 page magazine, memorabilia reproductions and more. 

(Source: Elvis-Sammlung)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

February 04 - 90th Anniversary DVD

MGM will release a triple movie pack containing "Clambake", " Follow That Dream"and "Frankie And Johnny" in a "MGM 90th Anniversary Edition"box set on March 18, 2014. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

Monday, February 03, 2014

February 03 - Hawaiian Bonus

The album “Elvis - Blue Hawaii: Original Album plus Bonus Tracks” was released on vinyl by the Vinyl Passion label. 

Side A:
Blue Hawaii - Almost Always True - Aloha-Oe - No More - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Moonlight Swim
Bonus Song: Steppin´ Out Of Line
Side B:
Ku-U-I-Po (Hawaiian Sweetheart) - Ito Eats - Slicin´ Sand - Hawaiian Sunset - Beach Boys Blue - Island Of Love - Hawaiian Wedding Song
Bonus Song: That Someone You Never Forget

(Source: Various)

Saturday, February 01, 2014

February 01 - Weekend Teasers

The "ELVS – 30 # 1 Hits"compilation which re-entered the Swiss Album chart last week dropped out of the chart this week. On the Irish Album Chart the compilation dropped from #32 to #93 after re-entering the Irish chart last week. 

The compilation "The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs"dropped out of the Official UK Album chart from last week's #83 position. The chart run lasted 12 weeks.

The DVD "The King Of Rock ’n’ Roll" dropped off the Australian Music DVD chart from last week's listing at #35.

Follow That Dream

The Follow that Dream team posted a teaser for the upcoming release. This time, the focus is on a live show from the Summer Festival at the Hilton. This poster is not an original, it has been made to announce this release. 

(Source: The King's World / Flaming Star)