Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31 - Glenn And James Honored

Glenn D. Hardin and James Burton were honored with a "Brick In The Wall" of the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

(Source: Cavern Club)

Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29 - Collecting Elvis Magazines

Here is the cover for volume 7 in the "Elvis: The Official Collector's Edition" magazine series. Volume 7, due at newsstands August 32016, is entitled "Rock & Roll's Original Heartthrob". 

The Official Elvis Collector’s edition is proud to announce its seventh installment: Rock & Roll’s Original Heartthrob, a one-of-a-kind celebration of Elvis’s unique “It Factor” hosted by Priscilla Presley, the foremost authority on the subject. Featuring exclusive photos and interviews with Priscilla, as well as unprecedented access to the archive of the King of Rock & Roll, this 100-page glossy special issue highlights everything generations of Americans continue to love about Elvis. 

(Source: MediaLab)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27 - Charts

The CD “If I Can Dream” climbed from #6 to #5 on the Billboard Classic Album chart for the week ending August 01, 2016.

The DVD "He Touched Me - The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Vol. 1 & 2" dropped out of the Music Video Top 25. 

The CD “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” climbed from #4 to #3 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 

The CD “If I Can Dream” re-entered the Irish Album chart at #79

(Source: FECC / Billboard / The King’s World / IRMA / Ultrapop)

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25 - (To Be) Released

The 4 CD import release “Elvis 1969 in Person – August 25th & 26th” has been released by the Rock And Roll Majesty label. The three concerts and studio recordings have all been released before. 


Due for release from the French VPI label on August 12, 2016 in their vinyl / CD "Signature Collection" is the EP “Live”.  

Elvis Presley

Due for release from the Sony Music CMG label on October 7, 2016 is another re-issue of Elvis Presley’s first recordings entitled "Elvis Presley". 

CD 1: 1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I'm Counting On You 3. I Got A Woman 4. One-Sided Love Affair 5. I Love You Because 6. Just Because 7. Tutti Frutti 8. Trying To Get To You 9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 11. Blue Moon 12. Money Honey 13. Heartbreak Hotel - Presley, Elvis / Stoker, Gordon / Speer, Ben / Speer, Brock 14. I Was The One 15. My Baby Left Me 16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 17. Shake, Rattle And Roll

CD 2: 1. Rip It Up 2. Love Me - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 4. Long Tall Sally 5. First In Line 6. Paralyzed 7. So Glad You're Mine 8. Old Shep - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 9. Ready Teddy 10. Anyplace Is Paradise 11. How's The World Treating You 12. How Do You Think I Feel 13. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 14. Hound Dog - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 15. Don't Be Cruel - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 16. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 17. Too Much - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 18. Playing For Keeps - Presley, Elvis & The Jordanaires 19. Love Me Tender (From The 20th Century-Fox Cinemascope Production "Love Me Tender") - Presley, Elvis / Robinson, Rad / Dodson, Jon / Prescott, Charles.

(Source: Elvis On CD / Elvis Aktuell / Amazon)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 24 - Graceland Auction Preview

Alvin Lansky died Sunday at 86, leaving a legacy of fashion and style befitting one of the brothers who helped outfit Elvis Presley and other rising stars.

Mr. Lansky grew up one of nine children of South Memphis storekeepers Samuel Louis Lansky and Anna Sarah Lansky. Like many of his siblings, he worked at Lansky Brothers, a Beale Street landmark where brothers Bernard and Guy Lansky became known as "Clothiers to the King" (of Rock 'n' Roll).

Mr. Lansky recalled in a 2011 interview that he had the honor of teaching young Presley how to tie a necktie. Mr. Lansky made his final mark on Memphis business selling fedoras, fezzes, Panamas and other headwear at Mister Hats.

Graceland Auction

Here is a preview of some of the items which will be featured in the upcoming Graceland auction during Elvis Week.  

January 8, 1935 Elvis Presley Birth Record Document from Delivering Physician Dr. Robert Hunt - Also Details the Birth of His Twin Brother Jesse. Estimate: $80,000 - 100,000
1973-74 Elvis Presley Signed American Express Card - The 

Finest Elvis Credit Card in Existence - He Never Left Home Without It! Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000

Elvis Presley Owned 1971 Colt Lawman MKIII .357 Magnum Revolver - With Unimpeachable Provenance. Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000

1971 Mathey-Tissot Custom-Made Watch with “ELVIS PRESLEY” on the Bezel - Gifted by Elvis to Producer Felton Jarvis to Commemorate Elvis’ “Ten Outstanding Young Men of America” Award Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

J.D. Sumner’s Diamond-Studded TCB Necklace Gifted by Elvis Presley.  Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Elvis Presley's Signed and Inscribed Guitar Case (Possibly One of His First). Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

1957 8mm Film of Elvis Presley Performing at the Chicago Amphitheatre - Nearly 5 Minutes of Unpublished Footage of Elvis in his Famous Gold Lamé! Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000 

Incredible Terry Wood Photography Archive Chronicling Elvis Presley’s September 26, 1956, Concert in Tupelo, MS - Including 43 Original Medium- and Large-Format Negatives (Most Never Published). Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000

Boots Worn by Elvis Presley in the Film "It Happened at The World’s Fair." Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 

1960's Elvis Presley Owned Electric Guitar Gifted to Graceland Maid and Cook Nancy Rooks' Husband. Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Elvis Presley Worn Black Star Sapphire Ring Gifted to Al Strada. - With Strada’s Backstage Pass. Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

1969 Elvis Presley Screen-Worn Blue Dress Shirt from "The Trouble with Girls." Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000

Circa 1969 Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Black Shirt, Black Pants and Gold Metal Belt. Ensemble.  Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000

“’68 Comeback Special” Foreign Distribution Contract Signed by Elvis Presley. - Includes MGM Cover Letter Sent to Colonel Parker’s Office Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000

Elvis Presley’s Custom Karate Gi Used to Design the McCormick “Elvis Karate” Bourbon Decanter and Accompanied by Original Decanter in Box. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000
(Source: Commercial Appeal / Graceland)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23 - Start Spreading The News

A new Follow That Dream / Flaming Star book cooperation is due. It will focus on Elvis at his fabulous Madison Square Garden concerts and his June 72 tour.  

Pål Granlund was in New York in 1972 for the MSG concerts and there are photographs of him meeting Elvis backstage, so the book will no doubt feature his personal stories (in the same way that The Elvis Files feature Erik Lorentzen's recollections) and much, much more. No more details available yet.  

Preview of the “Way Down in the Jungle Room” CD

Here are three small previews from the “Way Down In The Jungle Room” booklet and on-line campaign. The set is due for release early August 2016 on CD and vinyl. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis memories)

Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22 - A Paralized Soldier Boy

The UK based Rockwell Records released two new colour vinyl titles. "Soldier Boy" on white vinyl and "Paralized" on gold vinyl. The first one is available as a limited edition of 150 copies, the latter is limited to 175 copies.  

Tracks Soldier Boy - 1958 (part II), 1960 (part I)
A 12" vinyl record album featuring Elvis’s final recordings from 1958, together with his first recordings made after his return from duty in 1960. 

Side one: Young Dreams / King Creole / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha Think It’s Time / I Need Your Love Tonight / (Now And Then Theres) A Fool Such As I / A Big Hunk O’ Love / I Got Stung
Side two: Make Me Know It / Soldier Boy / Stuck On You / Fame And Fortune / It Feels So Right / A Mess Of Blues.

Tracks Paralized - 1956 (part III):
This album concludes Elvis’s studio recordings from 1956 (part III).

Side one: Love Me / How’s The World Treating You / How Do You Think I Feel / Playing For Keeps / Too Much / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Long Tall Sally 
Side two: Old Shep / Paralyzed / Anyplace is Paradise / Rip It Up / First In Line / Ready Teddy / Let Me / Poor Boy.

Elvis Presley - Holding His Own Audience Recordings

The Straight Arrow import releases “ “Elvis Presley - Holding His Own In Tahoe!”, containing of the May 8, 1975 Midnight Show performance and volume 8 int eh "From The Booth Tapes" entitled “One For The Ladies”, containing the February 10, 1972 Dinner and Midnight show performances, have been released. Both titles are aidiencerecordings. 

(Source: Rockwell Music / Elvis On CD)

July 21 - Signature Film Collection

The third volume in the French VPI label vinyl “Signature Collection” has been released, this volume is entitled “Film”. 

Side A: Jailhouse Rock - King Creole
Side B: Flaming Star - Follow That Dream

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20 - Elvis Back At #1 On The Charts

Due for release from Sony Music CMG on October 7, 2016 is a 2 CD edition of “On Stage”. 

Tracks: CD 1: See See Rider - Release Me - Sweet Caroline - Runaway - The Wonder Of You - Polk Salad Annie - Yesterday - Proud Mary - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Let It Be Me - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - Long Tall Sally - The Wonder Of You

Tracks CD 2: Blue Suede Shoes - Johnny B. Goode - All Shook Up - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Hound Dog - I Can't Stop Loving You - My Babe - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Words - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love - I Got a Woman - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Reconsider Baby - Funny How Time Slips Away


Elvis has no entries on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending July 30, 2016.
  • The CD “If I Can Dream” rises from #9 to #6 on the Classical Album Chart.
  • The DVD “He Touched Me - The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley (Vols.1 and 2)” rises from #17 to #1 on the Music Video Chart.
  • The compilation DVD “Love Me Tender” (The Love Songs) rises from #11 to #10 on the Music Video Chart.
  • The "He Touched Me" CD is listed at #164 on the Top Album Sales chart selling 1.723 copies.
The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped from #45 to #49 on the Australian Album chart.

The CD "The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection" climbed from #5 to #4 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart.

(Source: FECC / Brian Quinn / Laser Freak / The King's World)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19 - Charts

The 6 DVD set "The Elvis Collection" re-enterd the Official UK Music DVD chart at #47.

The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped from #32 to #33 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 

The CD "If I Can Dream" re-enterd the Australian Album chart at #45. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #32 to #28 on the Australian Physical Album chart.

Photographer Fred Ward passed away at 81
The well-known American photographer Fred Ward died on July 19 in Malibu at the age of 81 from the effects of Alzheimer's. More than five decades, Ward traveled to more than 130 countries on behalf of the magazine "Time", "Newsweek", "Life" and "National Geographic." He was known for his pictures of many presidents. After Kennedy's assassination in 1963, he made the picture of Jacqueline Kennedy on her way to Washington with the blood of her husband on her legs. His pictures of Gerald Ford, the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Leonid Brezhnev, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and pop stars and musicians like The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley among his portfolio.

When Elvis was in August 1956 for a series of concerts at the Olympia Theatre in Miami, Ward was a trainee at the newspaper Miami Daily News. Fred made stunning footage backstage as well as of the concert itself.

(Source: The King's World / ARIA / Official Chart Company / Associated Press)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 17 - Bonnie Brown Died

Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as The Browns influenced generations of singers from The Beatles to Lady Antebellum, has died. Her publicist said Bonnie, 77 – a former girlfriend of Elvis Presley, died in Little Rock, Arkansas, of complications from lung cancer.

Bonnie once broke up with a young Elvis Presley “because he was, she said, a lousy kisser”, according to Mr Young.

With older siblings Jim Ed Brown and Maxine Brown, the three helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and 60s. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015 after Jim Ed’s death earlier that year.

(Source: FECC / Irish Examiner)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 16 - Catalogue

Graceland Auctions has published the new catalog for the fifth major auction to be held on the grounds of Graceland in Memphis. The August 2016 theme is "Celebrating 60 years of Elvis in Hollywood!"

On Saturday, August 13th, there will be again a lot of rare Elvis memorabilia offered by private collectors, including a birth document of Elvis, a signed American Express Card in the name of Elvis from 1973, an original acetate and a signed contract from one of the original musicians Elvis.  Interested buyers can bid online from July 25 through Graceland Auctions website.

Also announced is the fall 2016 auction at the new Guest House at Graceland. This special fall auction event is part of the historic, star-studded Grand Opening Weekend for the 450-room Graceland resort scheduled for October 27-30, 2016. The weekend will feature celebrity appearances and red carpet events featuring Elvis’ friends and family. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the legendary jam session known as the "Million Dollar Quartet," this auction will feature items not only from Elvis Presley but also from Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and other Sun recording artists of the era.

(Source: Graceland Auctions / Elvisatters)

Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15 - Alternate Vinyl

The Mr. Suit (Cargo Records) label released "King Creole: the Alternate Album"  on yellow / blue splattered vinyl. 

(Source: Amazon)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 13 - Charts

On the Billboard Classical Album chart for the week ending July 23, 2016 the CD "If I Can Dream" dropped from #6 to #9. 

UK Charts
On the Official UK Top Albums chart the CD "If I Can Dream" climbed from #186 to #161. 
The CD "The Essential Elvis Presley" remains steady at #91 on the Official UK Physical Album chart. 
The CD "The Essential Elvis Presley" is a new entry at #120 on the Official UK Top Albums chart and at #81 on the Scottish Albums Top 100.

Australian Charts
The CD "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #53 to #45 on the Australian Album Top 100. 
The "ELV1S - 30 #1 Hits" compilation i a re-entry at #37 on the Australian Catalogue Albums charts. 

Belgian Charts
The 3 CD set "The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection" climbed from #21 to #5 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 

(Source: Laser-Freak on FECC / ARIA / Ultrapop)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12 - The Japanese Gospel Side Of Elvis

Due for release on August 5, 2016 in Japan is the Japanese edition of "The Gospel Side of Elvis" by Joe Moscheo

(Source: Elvis World Japan / Amazon)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 10 - In Person Preview

Due is the new “Gold Standard Series” from Erik Lorentzen is the book “Elvis In Person - The Florida Tour Of August 1956” with a worldwide release  on August 3, 2016. This 360 page hard-cover glossy book marks the 60th anniversary of this event. Here are a few previews.

The book has been researched by FrodeFalch, Bruce Roberts, Neil Chris Middleton, Claude Francisci, Christi Dragomir, Louis von Ettinger, Alan Hanson, James V. Roy, Brian Petersen, Chris Giles and Joe Sherlock.

The photographs originate from: Robert W. Kelley (LIFE Magazine), Bob Moreland, Jay B. Leviton, Lloyd Shearer, Charles Trainor, Don Wright, Stan Wayman, Photoplay Magazine, Fred Ward, 
Jerry Perkins, The Lakeland Ledger, Elvalee Donaldson, Evening Star & Alfred Wertheimer. Bruce Roberts Photographic Archive, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

(Source: Elvis Express)

Friday, July 08, 2016

July 08 - James Burton Guitar And Car Museum

This is a rendering of the future "James Burton Guitar and Car Museum" to be located in Shreveport, Louisiana. It will showcase not only James’ highly unique guitar collection and some of his own classic cars, but will also display guitars and cars from his celebrity pals. There is nothing quite like this museum anywhere else in the world.

True to the James Burton Foundation’s way of doing things, kids will play and integral part in being involved in this future project, as supporting and inspiring kids is a main focal point in what the James Burton Foundation is all about. There are plans to even have a stage located within where kids can perform.

Fundraising for the project is beginning now, so if you would like to make a donation towards this project, any donation at all will help, the James Burton Foundation would be most grateful. If you’d like to make a donation, go to and send to recipient:
or send checks to:
James Burton Foundation 
714 Elvis Presley Avenue 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Please make sure you specify that the donation is towards the museum. Since the James Burton Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.


The CD "If I Can Dream" dropped from #5 to #6 on the US Billboard Classical Album chart.
The CD "If I Can Dream" is a re-entry on the Australian Top 100 Album chart at #53. 
The CD "If I Can Dream" is a re-entry on the Australian Physical Album chart at #72.
The CD "If I Can Dream" dropped from #123 to #186 on the Official UK Album Chart.
The 3 CD set "The Real ... Elvis" re-entered the Belgian Mid-price Album chart at #21.
The DVD "King Of Rock ’n’ Roll" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart once more at #32. 

(Source: Elvis Telegraph / The King's World / FECC / ARIA)

Thursday, July 07, 2016

July 07 - August 1969

Due from the Rock And Roll Majesty import-label is the 4 CD set "Elvis August 25th -26th August 1969". It contains three concerts and "the best of the American Sound sessions". The set comes with a 12 page booket and is a limited edition of 400 copies.

CD1) Showroom International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 24-08-1969 Midnight Show (previously released on Drowned in Sound & Here I Go Again).
CD2) Showroom International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 25-08-1969 Midnight Show (previously released on FTD Hot August Night).
CD3) Showroom International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 26-08-1969 Midnight Show (previously released on FTD All Shook Up)
CD4) The Best Of American Sound Sessions.

CD 1 - 24.08.1969 M/S:
Opening - Blue Suede Shoes - I Got A Woman - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Johnny B. Goode - Monologue (Life Story) - Baby What You Want Me To Do - Runaway - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Words - Yesterday / Hey Jude - Band Introductions - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - What´d I Say - Can't Help Falling In Love / Outro

CD 2 - 25.08.1969 M/S:
Opening / Blue Suede Shoes - I Got A Woman - All Shook Up - Monologue - Love Me Tender - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - I Can't Stop Loving You - My Babe - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Monologue (Life Story) - Baby What You Want Me To Do - Runaway - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Words - Yesterday - Hey Jude - Band Introductions - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - What I'd Say - Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 3 - 26.08.1969 M/S:
Blue Suede Shoes - I Got A Woman - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - I Can't Stop Loving You - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Monologue - Baby What You Want Me To Do - Runaway - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Rubberneckin´- Yesterday / Hey Jude - Introductions By Elvis - In The Ghetto - This Is The Story - Suspicious Minds - Can't Help Falling In Love

CD 4 - The Best Of The American Sound Sessions:
After Loving You (Unedited Master - Take 4) - If I´m Fool (For Loving You) (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 9) - Rubberneckin´ (Partially Overdubbed - Take 2) - Only The Strong Survive (Take 4 Inclusive False Starts) - True Love On A Gravel Road (Take 3) - I´m Movin´ On (Fully Overdubbed Take 2) - In The Ghetto (Partly Overdubbed Master - Take 22) - And The Grass Won´t Pay No Mind (Unrepaired Undubbed Master - Take 6) - Do You Know Who I Am? (Take 2 Inclusive False Starts) - Any Day Now (Unrepaired Undubbed Master - Take 6) - Wearin` That Loved On Look (Draft Tape Mix) - Inherit the Wind (Partially Overdubbed Draft Tape Composite) - Suspicious Minds (Partially Overdubbed Master - Take 8) - this Is The Story (Take 1 & Partially Overdubbed Master - Take 2) - You´ll Think Of Me (Take 14) - My Little Friend (Unedited Undubbed Master) - The Fair´s Moving On (Vocal Overdubbed Master - Take 1) - Gentle On My Mind (V. O. Master - Organ Mix) - Mama Liked The Roses (Harmony V. O. Master) - Who Am I? (Undubbed Master - Take 1) - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin (Undubbed Master - Take 3 Inclusive False Starts) - Stranger In My Own Home Town (Unedited Undubbed Master) - I´ll Be There (Alternate Master - Take 6 With Excessive Echo).

Elvis On Television Book Released

The Boxcar book "Elvis On Television 1956 - 1960" has been released. It celebrates the 60th Anniversary Year of Elvis' first appearance on national television, this limited edition 400-page hard cover book (with slipcase), is a comprehensive illustration of Elvis Presley's early television appearances. 

From the press-release:
From his first national introduction on the Dorsey Brothers 'Stage Show' in January 1956, through his appearances on other TV shows hosted by famous celebrities such as Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan (including the infamous 'from the waist up' show in January 1957), this book goes well behind the scenes of each show documenting his arrival, the rehearsals and the shows themselves, all the way through to Elvis' post-army appearance on 'The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show' in May 1960. It was to be his last television appearance for eight years. 

Supported by a fully comprehensive text, collected here are scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs - many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of 'Elvis on Television' from 1956-60.

Elvis Files Volume 8 Book Released

The book "Elvis Files Vol.8 1976 - 1977" has been shipped to the dealers. This last volume in the series covers the final years of Elvis' life, the continuous energy-draining treadmill of tours, the final recording sessions and the last CBS TV Special. While Elvis was not a well man in the last twenty months of his life, collectors will surely find this detailed look into these last years not only an emotional ride but also a part of Elvis' history that cannot be ignored.  

(Source: e-mail / Memphis Recording Service / UEPS)

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July 06 - A Spliced Release

The CD "Spliced takes - Hollywood" from the new CMT import-label has been released. The tracks on this import-release have been edited by the Star Team using many incomplete takes to create "new" tracks. The set comes in a deluxe digipack and is strictly limited to 500 copies

Tracks: Blue Hawaii - Spliced take 4,6,3 Almost Always True - Spliced take 6,5 Didja Ever - spliced take 1,2 * Pocketful of Rainbows - Spliced take 19,20 Steppin Out of Line - Alternate Master Slowly But Surely - Spliced take 3,4,1 (bluesy intro) If You Think I Dont Need You - Spliced take 5,7 What a wonderful Life - Spliced take 5,6 Tonights So Right For Love - Spliced take 5,6 We'll Be Together - Spliced take 8,10 One Broken Heart for Sale - Spliced take 3,5 The Bullfighter Was A Lady - Spliced take 9,7 * Ku u I po - Spliced take 2,5 Animal Instinct - Spliced take 3,4 A Dogs Life - Spliced take 5,4 C'mon Everybody - - Spliced take 1,3 King of the Whole Wide World (remake) - Spliced take 2,3 Cross My Heart Hope to Die - Spliced take 9,11 Smorgasbord - Spliced take 4,2 What's She Really Like - Spliced 16,11 Ito Eats - Spliced take 2,4,5 Girl Happy - Alternate Master * A Cane and A High Starched Collar - Alternate Master * Stay Away, Joe - Spliced take 15,16,13 Island of Love - Spliced take 4,4,8 Stop Look and Listen - Spliced take 5,6 Take Me To the Fair - Spliced take 5,7 Where Do You Come From - Spliced take 13,14 * Let Yourself Go - Spliced take 5,6 * Almost in Love - Spliced take 1,6. 
Tracks marked with * are previously released.

Graceland Auction

On Saturday, August 13, there will be a new Graceland Auction in Memphis. Again lots of rare Elvis memorabilia will be offered, including delivered a birth record document of Elvis Presley from the delivering physician, Dr. Robert Hunt (estimated value 80,000 - $ 100,000), a signed American Express Card of Elvis from 1973 (estimated 40,000 - 60,000 dollars), a pair of pants that Elvis wore in his second movie "Loving You" (estimated value 15,000 - $ 20,000), an original Elvis' acetate and a signed contract from one of the original musicians of Elvis. The items can be visitid during Elvis Week 2016, and interested buyers can bid online from July 25 through the Graceland Auctions website.

The Genisis of Elvis

A new Dutch Elvis biography entitled "The Genisis of Elvis" by Bart Van Eikema Hommes has been release. The 109 page book covers the most essential facts of Elvis life and background. 

(Source: Various / ElvisMatters / UEPS)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

July 05 - Encore Performance Volume V

The book "Encore Performance Volume V" has been released by Joe Tunzi's JAT Publishing. The book contains 125 photo's, press-reports and other documentation on Elvis Presley's spring 1957 tour. 

(Source: Various)

Monday, July 04, 2016

July 04 - Signature

Due on July 15, 2016 from the French VPI / Culture Factory Signature Collection is volume 2, entitled "Classic". 

Side A: It´s Now Or Never - Surrender
Side B: Tonight Is So Right For Love - Tonight´s All Right For Love

(Source: Amazon)

Friday, July 01, 2016

July 01 - A "Special" DVD

A "new" DVD is due for release; the "Elvis The CBS Special" As the title on the DVD cover already mentioned, the material on this DVD is taken from the TV special that has been previously released on the "Final Curtain" DVD boxset. 


Elvis Presley has no listings on the Official UK Album chart this week. The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #234 to #123 on the Top Albums chart. Current UK sales of the "If I Can Dream"  album are approximately 1,213,500 units.

On the UK Budget Album chart "The Real ... Elvis" climbed from #23 to #22 while "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" climbed from #29 to #27. 

Elvis Style

The book "Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits To Jumpsuits" by author Zoey Goto, has been released. The book details Elvis' style; clothing, hairstyle, cars, interior design and more and examines why Elvis was such an icon who continues to set his mark on music and more.

It contains interviews with "Sex and the City 'stylist Patricia Fields, costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Michael Jackson's Thriller), Oscar winning costume designer Mark Bridges (the Artist), the British celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie, Andy Lecompte (Madonna's hair stylist), Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton, George Barris (creator of the Batmobile and Elvis's personal car customiser) and Hal Lansky of Lansky Brothers (Elvis 'favorite tailor), who also wrote the foreword to "Elvis Style'.

Elvis CDs

Released on the Brisa label are the CDs “Elvis” and “Legends of Music”. The CDs appear to be housed in a tin can. 

(Source: Elvis And His Music/ Brian Quinn FECC / Twitter / ElvisMatters)