Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 31 - G.I. In Germany

Due for release from the V180 label on August 3, 2018 is the vinyl picture disc "G.I. In Germany". This 21 track compilation comes on 180 Gr. vinyl and is limited to 1111 copies. 

Side 1: Arrival In Friedberg - Germany / Wooden Heart - Muß i denn, muß i denn... / Frankfort Special / Tonight Is So Right For Love - G'schichten aus dem Wiener Wald / Blue Suede Shoes / Jailhouse Rock / Tutti Frutti / A Big Hunk O' Love / Don't / She's Not You / Good Luck Charm 

Side 2: G.I. Blues / My Wish Came True / Fool Such As I / No More - La Paloma / I Need Your Love Tonight / What's She Really Like / Return To Sender / Stuck On You / Surrender / Spanish Eyes (bonus track). 

Rock ’N’ Roll Magazine 

The late DJ Fontana is featured on the cover of the German Rock ’N’ Roll magazine (volume 239) and inside the article "The King´s Drummer: DJ Fontana". 

(Source: Amazon / Rock 'N' Roll magazine / Elvis Club Berlin)

Monday, July 30, 2018

July 30 - Charts

The weekly chart wrap-up from around the globe.
  • The "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation remained steady at #21 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped off the US Billboard Country Album chart.
  • The "Elvis - The Searcher" soundtrack re-entered the Belgian Album chart at #149 (Flanders).
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #57 to #72 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped off the Official Scottish Album chart.
  • The "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" DVD dropped from #22 to #24 on the Australian Music DVD chart.
  • The "Elvis - The Collection" 3 DVD set climbed from #5 to #3 on the Official UK Music DVD chart.
(Source: Ultratop / Irish Recorded Music Association / Official Charts / Aria Charts / The King's World)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 28 - Life in The Elvis World

Charles Stone, former Memphis Maffia and Snowman’s Club member announced the release of the book “Life in The Elvis World”. The book will be released during Elvisweek 2018 and Charles Stone will attend it. 

(Source: Charles Stone / EM)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 25 - Saved or Lost?

On the Parade Magazine website you listen to an exclusive premiere of "Saved," featuring new backing vocals by the legendary Darlene Love, one of 14 tracks on the inspirational new album, "Where No One Stands Alone" - available August 10, 2018. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 24 - Another Graceland Elvis Auction

The august 12th Graceland-authenticated auction will feature artifacts from Elvis’ personal and professional life including general Omar Bradley owned pistol gifted to Elvis Presley and historic Elvis Presley signed contract for song “Love Me Tender”.

A highlight during Elvis Week 2018 is The Auction at Graceland when collectors, fans and pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will raise their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history. The auction will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, signed by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career. Every lot in this auction has been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated, the authority in Elvis and pop culture authentication. 

Online bidding is now open for the auction, which will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. CDT in the theater at The Guest House at Graceland, and online at GracelandAuctions.com. Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC.  All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. 

Auction highlights include:

  • Elvis Presley Owned 1942 Beretta Model M1934 9mm Corto Caliber (Known as .380 ACP in Modern Day), Given to Him by General Omar Bradley on December 9, 1970, Later Gifted to Girlfriend Barbara Leigh.  Estimate: $50-100,000.
  • 1970s Elvis Presley's Hillcrest Home Walnut Desk and Chair. Estimate $5-7,000.
  • Collection of Historic Documents from Hill and Range Including: 
  • July 8, 1955, Publishing Agreement Between Elvis Presley and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. Signed by Elvis, Vernon Presley, Gladys Presley and Jean Aberbach*. Estimate $20-40,000.
  • August 27, 1956, Elvis Presley Signed Songwriters Contract for Song “Love Me
  • Tender” - Also Signed by Ken Darby’s (The Song’s Writer) Wife Vera Matson and Freddy Bienstock*.  Estimate $20-40,000.
  • November 21, 1956, Agreement Signed by Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker Granting Parker 25% of All Song Publishing Royalties*. Estimate $10-20,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned Mother-of-Pearl Cross Gifted to Ginger Alden, Mentioned in Her Book*. Estimate $15-25,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Silver Concho Belt Gifted to Barbara Leigh*. Estimate $10-15,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned 14K Gold Bulova Wristwatch with “EP” Engraved on the Reverse.  Estimate $8-10,000.
  • Elvis Presley Owned “Nudie’s” Brown Suede Jacket with Extraordinary Beaded Fringe – Gifted to His Aunt Delta. Estimate $5-10,000.
  • 1954 Sun Records Acetate for Elvis Presley's “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Sun 209) with Additional Recordings on the Reverse. Estimate $5-10,000. 
  • Elvis Presley Owned Television Set from Lisa Marie’s Bedroom at Graceland -
  • With Bullet Hole from When Elvis Shot It. Estimate $5-10,000.
  • Elvis Presley/Charlie Hodge Stage-Used Black Binder That Held Song Lyric Sheets Specifically for Elvis During His Live Shows From 1972 to His Last Show in Indy in June of 1977.  Estimate $5-10,000.

Highlights will be displayed at Elvis Presley’s Memphis from July 23 through August 10th and on August 11th in the Rock conference room of The Guest House at Graceland. Toregister and bid online visit GracelandAuctions.com.

(Source: Graceland)

Monday, July 23, 2018

July 23 - Greensboro Released

The "April 14 1972 Greensboro" CD from the Victrola import-label has been released. This CD, also due on vinyl, contains Elvis Presley’s powerhouse performance as recorded at the Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

The concert has seen various releases, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set "Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition". But this release should "blows that set right out of the water!" according to the press-release as it was taken from the actual RCA multitrack tapes. The recording that the Victrola label obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. It is available now in a "fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound" and comes in a deluxe double digipack accompanied with a 16-page booklet. 

The label also announced that "Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro" will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix.

Elvis Safe And Sound

Dick Grob's book "Elvis Safe And Sound" has been released. 

From the press-release:
Dick Grob first met Elvis in 1967, when Elvis was on his honeymoon in Palm Springs, California.  At the time, Dick was a Palm Springs Police Officer and was assigned to provide personal protection to the “Star.”  Thus began a friendship that lasted for more than ten years. 

Dick is no stranger to the field of personal protection.  During his career, Dick has worked with the FBI, CIA, and other government agencies, including the U.S. State Department, providing protection to very high profile dignitaries, including U.S Presidents and Vice Presidents, and  protection for foreign heads of state such as Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, England’s Prince Phillip, and Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Ailon of Israel when they visited Palm Springs.  Palm Springs was the playground of the “stars and dignitaries,” many of whom Dick provided personal security, and Elvis was no exception. 

After providing security to Elvis during his visits to Palm Springs, Elvis made Dick “an offer he could not refuse” as his full time personal bodyguard and eventually Elvis’ Chief of Security.  In this capacity, Dick planned the security for all of his concert tours, appearances, and vacations to locations like Vail, Colorado and Hawaii.  Dick was responsible for the safety of not only Elvis, but for his daughter, Lisa Marie, and the rest of Elvis’ family. 

“Elvis Safe & Sound,” Dick’s new book, tells some of the stories experienced by the author over his ten year relationship with Elvis.  Not only was Dick Elvis’ bodyguard and Chief of Security, he was Elvis’ close personal friend. Some of his stories are funny; some are scary; other’s just plain interesting. 
“Elvis Safe & Sound” is jammed-packed with Dick’s personal descriptive accounts of his time with Elvis. It includes documents from Dick’s personal archives as well as rare, never before seen photos of Elvis on stage, and copyrighted documents and photos (in color and black and white). “Elvis Safe & Sound” is a great narration of Dick’s authentic and personal time while he kept “Elvis Safe & Sound.” 

(Source: FECC)

Friday, July 20, 2018

July 20 - Elvis Jukebox Chart (Updated)

Elvis Presley is featured on the cover of the August edition of the French Jukebox Magazine. Inside the article "Une vie au service de la musique" (“a life dedicated to music”).

You can read the article >>> here.


The “Ultimate Gospel” compilation climbed from #22 to #21 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart. 
The “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation re-entered the US Billboard Country Album chart at #34. 
On the Official Scottish Album chart the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation climbed from #95 to #92.
The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #52 to #57 on the Official Irish Album chart.
The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart at #22. 
The 3 DVD set "Elvis – The DVD Gold Collection" climbed from #9 to #5 on the official UK Music DVD chart. 

(Source: Elvis Forum / The King's World / UEPS)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

July 19 - #1 Hits

Due for release from the Vinyl Passion label on September 7, 2018 is the LP “Number One Hits”.

Side A: 1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 3. Hound Dog 4. Don't Be Cruel 5. Love Me Tender 6. Too Much 7. All Shook Up 8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 9. Jailhouse Rock 10. Don't 11. Hard Headed Woman 12. A Fool Such As I 

Side B: 1. A Big Hunk O' Love 2. One Night 3. Stuck On You 4. It's Now Or Never 5. Are You Lonesome Tonight 6. Wooden Heart 7. Surrender 8. His Latest Flame 9. Can't Help Falling In Love 10. Return To Sender 11. Good Luck Charm.

(Source: Amazon)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 18 - Pot Luck For Everybody

The Wax Time label announced the re-releasse of the "Pot Luck With Elvis" and "Something For Everybody" albums on vinyl. The release-date is July 23, 2018, both re-issues are limited editions and come with additional bonus tracks. 

Tracks  "Elvis - Something For Everybody":
Side A: Theres Always Me - Give Me The Right - It´s A Sin - Sentimental Me - Starting Today - Gently - Bonus Song: I Feel So Bad
Side B: I'm Comin Home - In Your Arms - Put The Blame On Me - Judy - I Want You With Me - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Bonus Song: Little Sister

Tracks "Pot Luck With Elvis": 
Side A: Kiss Me Quick - Just For Old Time Sake - Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - (Such An) Easy Question - Steppin` Out Of Line - I'm Yours - Bonus Song: She's Not You

Side B: Something Blue - Suspicion - I Feel That I`Ve Known You Forever - Night Rider - Fountain Of Love - That`S Someone You Never Forget - Bonus Song: Follow That Dream.

Graceland Announces All-New Wedding Venue

Day of Love on August 13 Marking Graceland’s 2000th Ceremony  

Elvis Presley’s Graceland announces a brand-new Chapel in the Woods. The newly constructed chapel will feature a grand ceiling and windows throughout to allow the beautiful surroundings of the Graceland woods to be the back drop for couples to be married or renew their vows. Located just steps from the newly constructed AAA rated Four Diamond luxury resort, The Guest House at Graceland, the Chapel in the Woods makes for the most iconic and memorable wedding destination. To christen this new chapel, Graceland is hosting a day of love, featuring couples whose love were inspired by Elvis, whether on a visit to Graceland or during Elvis Week. The Chapel in the Woods will be hosting one special wedding and an amazing ten  vow renewals on August 13, 2018.  

For the last 18 years, nestled in the woods beside Elvis Presley’s Graceland, stood the original Chapel in the Woods. The quaint wedding venue, located on the iconic property of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has been host to almost 2,000 weddings, dedications, and vow renewals. The all-new chapel features modern design and architecture by HBG Design, who previously collaborated on the design of The Guest House at Graceland. Maintaining the intimate feel, 75 guests can be hosted at this charming new location. 

The Chapel in the Woods is officially accepting reservations for ceremonies as early as August 14, 2018. During Elvis Week 2018, fans and friends are invited to an open house at the new chapel from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on August 16, 2018, when celebratory wedding cake will be served. The new chapel is located adjacent to The Guest House at Graceland. Parking is permitted at The Guest House for a fee. 

Marking the 2,000th wedding at Graceland, the first wedding in the new chapel will be between Julie and Marc, who met three years ago at Elvis Week 2015. After running into each other in the lobby of their hotel, Marc, a native Memphian who was visiting his hometown on business, offered first-time Elvis Week attendee, Julie, a tour of the iconic Elvis Presley historic locations downtown. From then on, they were inseparable. Julie explains of their immediate connection, “That is the power of Elvis, of Elvis Week. This profound love for Elvis brings people together, even if for one small moment, one sacred Candlelight Vigil, or for a lifetime, like with Marc and me. We can’t imagine our life without this Elvis connection.” 

To continue the day of love, Graceland is asking for couples who met at Graceland or Elvis Week and would like to take part in a group vow renewal on August 13, 2018. Ten couples will be chosen for this complimentary group ceremony. Couples should submit their Elvis-inspired love story by July 27, 2018 to be considered. These couples will be the first in the new chapel, marking their place in Graceland history! 

To submit a love story, email love@graceland.com with an image and name of the couple, the story of how the couple met at Graceland or during Elvis Week, and when they will be arriving to Elvis Week 2018. All couples submitting a love story must already be coming to Elvis Week 2018 and available the afternoon of August 13,2018. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Juno / Graceland)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 17 - New and Re-releases (Updated)

The 2016 “The Rock and Roll Years” 3 CD set will be re-issued on vinyl by the My Generation Music label. This release is limited to 14 tracks. 

Side A: Jailhouse Rock - Hound Dog - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - That's All Right - Ready Teddy - Old Shep
Side B: Love Me Tender - Don't Be Cruel - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - I Got A Woman - Rip It Up - All Shook Up - Good Rockin' Tonight.

Due for release from the New Continent label on July 20, 2018 is the 3 CD set “The #1 Hits”.

Due for release on October 12, 2018 from the Wagram (Indigo) label is the vinyl LP “Jailhouse Rock”. 

Side A: Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - All Shook Up - Fever - Love Me Tender - Mystery Train - My Baby Left Me -  A Mess Of Blues - Blue Moon

Side B: Jailhouse Rock - Hound Dog - A Big Hunk O' Love - Trouble - Love Me - Reconsider Baby - That's All Right - King Creole - Loving You

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Amazon)

Monday, July 16, 2018

July 16 - Greatest Hits

Due for release on August 15, 2018 in Japan is the compilation CD "Love Me Tender - The Greatest Hits".

Love Me Tender - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock - I Need Your Love Tonight - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - A Big Hunk O' Love - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Blue Hawaii - Can't Help Falling In Love - It's Now Or Never - Return To Sender - Little Sister - His Latest Flame - Devil In Disguise - Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Las Vegas - If I Can Dream - Suspicious Minds - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - The Wonder Of You - Polk Salad Annie - Burning Love - Always On My Mind - A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / ElvisWorld-Japan)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

July 14 - Weekend Charts (Updated)

Due for release from the State of Art label on September 14, 2018 is the CD "King Creole / Loving You". 

The weekly chart wrap-up

US Billboard charts:
The “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” compilation climbed from #24 to #22 on the US Billboard Cristian Album chart. 
The "The Searcher" soundtrack is a re-entry at #50 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart.
The "The Searcher" soundtrack is a re-entry at #23 on the Billboard Soundtrack Album Sales chart.

Official UK, Scottish and Irish Charts:
The "Elvis: The Searcher" soundtrack album dropped from #48 to #49 on the Official UK Soundtrack Album chart.
The 3 DVD set "Elvis – The DVD Gold Collection" remained steady at #9 on the Official UK Music DVD chart.
The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #45 to #52 on the Official Irish Album chart
The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation is a re-entry at #95 on the Official Scottish Album chart

Australian Charts:
The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped off the Australian Music DVD Chart from last week's #39 position.

(Source: Billboard / Chart Company / The King's World / Amazon / Australian Recording Industry Association)

Friday, July 13, 2018

July 13 - Elvis On Vinyl (Finally)

After six months delay the 4 LP import-set "Elvis On Stage" will finally be available. 

Lp 1 - Side A -On Stage - The Album - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix
1. See See Rider (Feb. 18; Ds)
2. Elvis Talks (Feb. 18; Ms)
3. Release Me (Feb. 18; Ms)
4. Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; Ds)
5. Elvis Talks (Feb. 18; Ds)
6. The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; Ds)

Lp 1 - Side B
1. Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; Ms)
2. Elvis Talks (Feb. 16; Ds)
3. Proud Mary (Feb. 16; Ds)
4. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; Ms)
5. Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; Ms)
6. I Can´T Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; Ms)

Lp 2 - Side A - Opening Show - January 26, 1970
1. Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
2. That´S All Right
3. Elvis Talks
4. Proud Mary
5. Don´T Cry Daddy
6. Teddy Bear/Don´T Be Cruel
7. Long Tall Sally
8. Let It Be Me
9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto

Lp 2 - Side B
1. I Can´T Stop Loving You
2. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
3. Sweet Caroline
4. Polk Salad Annie
5. Introductions
6. Kentucky Rain
7. Can´T Help Falling In Love

Lp 3 - Side A - Dinner Show - February 18, 1970
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Elvis Talks
3. Don´T Cry Daddy
4. The Wonder Of You
5. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
6. Release Me
7. Polk Salad Annie

Lp 3 - Side B - Dinner Show - February 19, 1970
1. Proud Mary
2. Don´T Cry Daddy
3. Kentucky Rain
4. Let It Be Me
5. I Can´T Stop Loving You
6. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
7. Release Me
8. See See Rider

Lp 4 - Side A - Closing Show - February 23
1. Opening Vamp/All Shook Up
2. I Got A Woman
3. Long Tall Sally
4. Don´T Cry Daddy
5. Hound Dog
6. Love Me Tender
7. Kentucky Rain
8. Let It Be Me
9. I Can´T Stop Loving You

Lp 4 - Side B - Dinner Show - February 19, 1970
1. See See Rider
2. Sweet Caroline
3. Polk Salad Annie
4. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. One Night
7. It´S Now Or Never
8. Suspicious Minds
9. Can´T Help Falling In Love

Sony/ATVC Added to Producing Team of Heartbreak Hotel

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has come on board as a co-producer and investor of brand new Elvis Presley stage musical "Heartbreak Hotel".

A prequel to the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, "Heartbreak Hotel" recounts the astonishing early life of the undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll whose pioneering recordings with record producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records unleashed a music revolution and propelled Presley to worldwide fame and adulation.

The new musical is written and directed by Million Dollar Quartet co-creator Floyd Mutrux and is a partnership between Heartbreak King Productions, the Tony Award-winning producers behind productions including Rock of Ages and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, and Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC. It will have its premiere at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago on Sunday, July 15.

Besides its role as a co-producer and investor, Sony/ATV has also agreed to license to "Heartbreak Hotel" more than a dozen songs recorded by Presley. These include some of his most-recognized and successful early hits, such as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Mystery Train," Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "Rip It Up" as well as "Heartbreak Hotel," which not only serves as the musical's title but was his first Billboard pop No. 1 and first million-seller in the U.S. and became his breakthrough international hit.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: "Elvis Presley is the ultimate music icon who not only totally transformed music but changed the world. I am proud that Sony/ATV is now involved as a co-producer and investor of "Heartbreak Hotel" which will not only serve as a fantastic reminder to everyone like me who grew up with Elvis just how unique and special he was, but will be a terrific way for a new audience to discover the music and life of The King of Rock 'n' Roll."

(Source: Various / Broadway World)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

July 12 - Elvis At The Printers

Next up from JAT Publishing is a new book about "Harum Scarum - The Book" featuring over 150 unreleased photos from the 1965 movie according to the press-release. From the recording sessions, to the backlot, straight to the filming. Presented in colour and B&W, celebrating 30 years of JAT Publishing, as Elvis brings the big beat to Baghdad. 

As a bonus there is an extra chapter on 'Behind The Scenes of Girl Happy'. Following this will be (finally) the re-release of "The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977" Hardcover Book.

Strictly Elvis 1976-77

The sequel to Keith Alverson's "Strictly Elvis 1973-75 "Through the lens of Keith Alverson - Volume 2" is at the printers and will be published this month in time for Elvis Week. Erik Lorentzen notes that it will be around 450 pages featuring 1,200 photos from 27 concerts including 1,000 previously unpublished images. The quality of the photos are stunning according to the press-release.

(Source: JAT Publishing / Elvis Information Network)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 11 - Elvis Hologram Tour?

According to the Hollywood News Daily website (and fore what it is worth) Lisa Marie Presley is reportedly planning to head out on a new tour featuring her late father Elvis Presley via a specially designed hologram according to recent reports.

The N.E. reports that Lisa Marie Presley is going to bring the magic of her father King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley back to life in a hologram tour featuring herself and Elvis singing duets together of all of Elvis’ most popular songs. 
As previously reported, Lisa Marie Presley is facing some major financial issues revealing earlier this year that she is broke. Lisa, who is currently engaged in a nasty divorce from fourth husband Michael Lockwood claims her financial situation is in dire straits and she cannot afford to give in to Lockwood’s outrageous demands for spousal support.

Lockwood states he believes Lisa Marie is lying to the courts claiming that all her Elvis Presley inheritance fortune is gone. Lisa Marie Presley is also currently suing her former business manager claiming that due to his poor business sense her money is all gone.

According to HND previous reports, Lisa Marie Presley is so desperate for cash that she is willing to do just about anything to make a living these days, especially since she can no longer count on her mom, Priscilla Presley for money.

It is claimed that Lisa is following suit from her former and late ex-husband Michael Jackson’s family plans to use an MJ hologram to bring in fans with an upcoming tour. Lisa Marie Presley is well aware that Elvis Presley fans are some of the most dedicated fans in the world and feels that it would be a great opportunity not only for herself but for fans to enjoy Elvis more than four decades following his tragic death.

Lisa already has a full week of money making opportunities coming up in Memphis for Elvis Presley Week from August 9-the 18th where she will be on hand for the 41st anniversary where fans, for a price will have the chance (for a price) to meet the only daughter of Elvis Presley for a photo and autograph session prior to the annual candlelight vigil honoring the anniversary of Elvis’ death at Graceland.

During Elvis Presley Week Lisa Marie will also be debuting new duet she has recorded with her Dad adding her voice to a gospel track “Where No One Stands Alone.”

Sources close to Lisa Marie Presley’s situation claim Lisa is finally ready to follow in her mom, Priscilla’s business shoes realizing that Elvis Presley, though gone is not forgotten  fans continue to look for any and all opportunities to keep Elvis’ legacy  thriving within their hearts and would love an opportunity to see Elvis back on stage entertaining in any form.

(Source: Hollywood News Daily)

Monday, July 09, 2018

July 09 - Good Music?

The Good Music Records label announced the release of "The Tender Side of Elvis" containing 30 newly orchestrated classics by Elvis Presley. 

Judge for yourself: >> preview "The Tender Side of Elvis".

Because Of Love - Give Me The Right - Pocketful Of Rainbow - There´s Always Me - I´m Falling In Love Tonight - We´ll Be Together - I Don´t Want To - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - Moonlight Swim - That´s Someone You Never Forget - Tender Feeling - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Forget Me Never - Loving You - I Feel Like I´ve Known You Forever - True Love - Where Do You Come From? - In My Way - I Will Be Home Again - Starting Today - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Gently - They Remind M Too Much Of You - Anything That´s Part Of You - I Can´t Help Falling In Love - Island Of Love - The Thrill Of Your Love - Love Me Tender - He Knows Just What I Need - If We Never Meet Again

Elvis Is Back

The Wartime label announced the re-release of the classic "Elvis Is Back" album on colored vinyl. The release-date is September 30, 2018. 

Side A: Make Me Know It - Fever - The Girl Of My Best Friend - I Will Be Home Again - Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Thrill Of Your Love

Side B: Soldier Boy - Such A Night - It Feels So Right - Girl Next Door Went A'Walking - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby

  • On the Official UK Soundtrack album chart "Elvis: The Searcher" dropped from #34 to #48.
  • The "Elvis- The Collection" 3 DVD set dropped from #4 top #9 on the Official UK Music DVD chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation is a re-entry at #45 on the Official Irish Album chart. 
  • The "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation remained steady at #24 on the US Billboard Christian Album chart.
  • The "Elvis: Ultimate Gospel" compilation dropped off the US Billboard Country Album chart. 
  • The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped off the US Billboard Country Album chart after last week's re-entry at #32. 
  • The "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" DVD dropped from #17 to #39 on the Australian Aria Music DVD chart.
  • The "40 Years On" compilation re-entered the Canadian Album chart at #71.
(Source: UEPS / Elvis Club Berlin / Official Chart Company / Billboard / ARIA / The King's World / Elvis Club Berlin)

Sunday, July 08, 2018

July 08 - Straight Arrow Releases

The Straight Arrow import-label is planning three new releases early August. The first CD is called "Rumble In Rhode Island: Musical Chairs at The King's Lair" which contains the totally new June 22, 1974 Afternoon show as recorded in Providence.  This show was never before available in any form (CDR in circulation is wrongly dated, which is in fact the evening show). Sound is supposed to be very good. 

The second CD will be called "My Wish Came True" which contains  the February 20, 1977 show as recorded from the audience in Charlotte. This release is taken from original audience recorded tape. Portions of Charlotte concert were previously released from a soundboard tape on the official Follow That Dream label, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before. Note: This is the very last audience-recorded show from the February 1977 tour that is still unreleased. 

The third CD is "There's A Sweet Spirit In This Place" and contains the previously unreleased May 4, 1976 show as recorded at Lake Tahoe. This CD will be taken from newly found complete tape.

(Source: FECC)

Friday, July 06, 2018

July 06 - Viva Import Releases

The Follow That Dream collectors label announced the release of "Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions". 

From the press-release:
FTD is pleased to announce the release of “Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions”. This is the ultimate "Viva Las Vegas" 3 CD-set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8”x 8” slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3 CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly limited edition. Due to manufacturing costs, there will be no reprint. 

CD 1 - Soundtrack:
Viva Las Vegas - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas - The Lady Loves Me - C'mon Everybody - Today, Tomorrow And Forever - The Climb (Planned Record Version - Take 3) - What'd I Say - Santa Lucia - If You Think I Don't Need You - I Need Somebody To Lean On

Bonus Songs: Night Life - Do The Vega - You're The Boss

First Takes:
Viva Las Vegas (Take 1) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 7) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 1 - 2) - C'mon Everybody (Take 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Take 1 - 3, 5 & 4) - What'd I Say (Take 1 - 2) - Santa Lucia (V.O. Take 1) -  If You Think I Don't Need You (Take 1 - 2) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 1 - 2) - Night Life (Take 2) - Do The Vega (Take 1) - You're The Boss (Take 1 - 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2012 - Take 1 - 2, Duet)

CD 2 - Outtakes
Night Life (Take 1 & 3) - Night Life (Take 4 - 8) - C'mon Everybody (Take 1 - 2 & 4 - 5/M) - If You Think I Don't Need You (Take 3 - 7) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 3 - 5) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 6 - 8) - Do The Vega (Take 2) - Santa Lucia (Track, Take 1 - 2) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 2) - The Climb (Take 1 - 2 & 4 - 7) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 1 - 4) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 5 - 6 & 8 - 9/M) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 3 - 6) - You're The Boss (Take 4 - 8) - You're The Boss (Take 9 - 10) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2012 - Take 6, Instrumental) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 2) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, Vocal Overdub - 2016 - Take 8) - What'd I Say (Take 3 - 4/M)

CD 3 - Movietracks:
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version, Take 7 With Overdubs) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, V.O. Take 10, Edited) -  The Climb (Movie Version - Take 9, Edited) - Santa Lucia (V.O. Take 6/M, Movie Version) - Appreciation (Ann-Margret, Take 3 & Pickup Take 2) - My Rival (Ann-Margret)

Night Life (Take 9 - 10) - Night Life (Take 11) - Night Life (Take 12 - 13) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 8 - 10) - If You Think I Don’t Need You (Take 11 - 13/M) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 9 - 15) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Take 16 - 19) - Do The Vega (Take 3 - 7/M) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 3 - 7/M) - The Climb (Take 8) - The Climb (Take 9) - C'mon Everybody (Take 6 - 7/M, Movie Version) - The Lady Loves Me (Take 7 - 9) - You're The Boss (Take 11 - 12) - You're The Boss (Take 13, 15 & 14) - Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub, Take 5) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Movie Version, 2016 - Vocal Overdub Take 10/M)

The Alternate Today

Released by the Hepcat Records import-label is the double LP “The Alternate Today”. The set will be available in black or blue virgin vinyl in a deluxe gatefold cover.

Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the “Today”album.  Now 43 years later Hepcat Records releases "The Alternate Today" as a deluxe 2 LP set. After the release of “The Alternate Today” 10 inch boxset and with the release of “Behind Closed Doors” 10 inch boxset this 2 LP set was a little behind on schedule. 
T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Undubbed Master - Take 4) - And I Love You So (Undubbed Master - Take 5) - Susan When She Tried (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 6) - Woman Without Love (Undubbed Master - Take 1) - Shake A Hand (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 3) - Pieces Of My Life (Undubbed Master - Alternate Mix - Take 4) - Fairytale (Unedited Undubbed Master - Take 3) - I Can Help (Take 1 & 2 - Undubbed Master) - Bringing It Back (Undubbed Master - Take 4) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Undubbed Master - Take 5) - And I Love You So (Take 1) - Bringing It Back (Take 1) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Take 1) - Bringing It Back (Take 2 & 3) - And I Love You So (Take 3) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (Take 2 & 3) - Woman Without Love (Bass Overdoubbed Master - Acetate Source) - And I Love You So (22.03.1975) - Green, Green Grass Of Home (22.03.1975) - T-R-O-U-B-L-E (24.04.1975)

From Omaha To Rapid City

Omaha’s Civic Auditorium Arena and Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza Civic Center were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3rd 1977. Also released on the same day was the "Elvis In Concert" double vinyl album. Many tracks contained overdubs. The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows. Now on popular demand the two shows are available on this beautiful 2 CD set. Packaging is a fold out deluxe digipack. 

CD 1 - 19.06.1977 - Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider -  Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - Fairytale - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Jailhouse Rock - How Great Thou Art - Band Introductions - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - I Really Don't Want To Know -  Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - Charlie Hodge Introduction - Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction - Hurt - Hound Dog - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Thanking The Audience & Staff - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp & Announcements - Closing Vamp

CD 2 - 21.06.1977 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never - Tryin’To Get To You - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - My Way - Introductions - TCB Band Introductions (Incomplete Solo’s) - I Really Don't Want To Know - Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - Charlie Hodge Introduction - Joe Guercio Orchestra Introduction - Elvis Introduces His Father - Hurt - Hound Dog - Unchained Melody - Thanking The Audience & Staff - Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Elvis Summer Festival

A fantastic special Summer Release, this cool looking 6 panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form. 

Fountain Of Love (Take 6) - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Take 7) - Slicin' Sand (Take 10) - Sand Castles (Take 1) - Riding The Rainbow (Stereo Master) - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Take 13) - Wonderful World (Take 6) - Night Rider (Take 5) - Island Of Love (Take 8) - Take Me To The Fair (Take 7) - No More (Take 9) - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 14) - You'll Be Gone (Take 4) - Mexico (Take 6) - Where Do You Come From From (Take 13) - Rock A Hula Baby (Take 3) - Happy Ending (Take 9) - What A Wonderful Life (Take 6)

Elvis Sings For You

The Culture Factory label released the vinyl compilation "Elvis Sings For You". 

Side A: So Glad Youre Mine - How Do You Think I Feel - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - I Need Your Love Tonight - Aint That Loving You Baby - Stuck On You - I Want You With Me - Shes Not You - Trying To Get To You

Side B: I'm Counting On You - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Any Way You Want Me - Loving You - As Long As I Have You - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Anything Thats Part Of You

(Source: FECC / The Elvis Shop London / Elvis Club Berlin)

Thursday, July 05, 2018

July 05 - Recording Engineer Jim Malloy Died

Recording engineer Jim Malloy died. Over the course of his career — first in Hollywood, then Nashville — Malloy worked with a staggering list of legends, including Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Johnny Cash, Henry Mancini and Dolly Parton. Elvis Presley called him the "best engineer anywhere as far as I'm concerned".

Malloy originally worked alongside Chet Atkins in Nashville but truly began his work with Elvis when Felton Jarvis started as Elvis' producer on his May 1966 'How Great Thou Art' sessions. Malloy also worked on the 'Guitar Man', 'Clambake' & 'You'll Never Walk Alone' sessions 

He won a Grammy Award in 1964 for engineering Mancini's "Charade" and was nominated for five more Grammys that decade for his work on Presley's "How Great Thou Art," Eddy Arnold's "The Last Word in Lonesome is Me," "The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini," "Pink Panther" and "The Addams Family Main Theme".

(Source: The Tennessean / EP Fans of Nashville

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

July 03 - From Elvis Presley Boulevard

The classic "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" album will be re-issued on August 17, 2018 by the Music on Vinyl label on 180 Gr. vinyl. 

A year before the tragic dead of the 'King of Rock and Roll', Elvis Presley recorded some songs live in the recording studio set up in his mansion. The album 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee' reached some top positions in the worldwide charts and includes his top 10 hit 'Hurt'. It is one of the final recordings of his career. The melodramatic soul and country influenced songs are full of heartbreak and pain. It is one the saddest records he made, but still with his wonderful and recognisable voice. 

In a career spanning a period of 25 years Elvis Presley became one of the world's most influential and commercial successful artists. The legend recorded songs in many different genres, including rock 'n' roll, country, blues and gospel. 41 years after his death he is still as popular as ever. 

Side A: Hurt - Never Again - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Danny Boy - The Last Farewell

Side B: For The Heart - Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Solitaire - Love Coming Down - I´ll Never Fall In Love Again

(Source: Amazon / UEPS)

Sunday, July 01, 2018

July 01 - Greensboro Preview

Here is a preview of the package for the upcoming Victrola import-release "'April 14 1972 Greensboro'' containing Elvis Presley's powerhouse performance from that dat in that city.

(Source: FECC)