October 01 - It's Now or Never (Updated)

The US based Casino Records Entertainment released the vinyl album “It’s Now Or Never”, a vinyl album that comes on 180 Gr. gold and silver colored vinyl. 

This release, limited to 500 hand numbered copies, contains a soundboard-recording from the performance from February 21, 1977 as recorded in Charlotte, NC, USA. This album was released sometime this year but somehow remained under the radar. 

Side A: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Reconsider Baby - Love Me - Moody Blue - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock

Side B: I'ts Now Or Never - Little Sister - Teddy Bear - Don´t Be Cruel - My Way - Release Me - Hurt - Why Me, Lord - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

The Original TCB Book

Released in Vienna (Austria) is a new book on the TCB Band. Anthony Jacobson compiled the book, entitled “The Original Band of Elvis Unplugged & Seated - The First Time” which contains over 300 photo’s of the current members of the TCB Band; James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and Glen D. Hardin. The book is written in German en English language. 

Graceland Lights Up Pink

Elvis Presley's Graceland will light up pink for the first week of October to remind everyone of the benefits of early detection in the battle against breast cancer.

Graceland joins hundreds of famous landmarks, buildings and monuments around the world that are shining pink lights as symbols of hope and empowerment. Graceland will go pink starting tonight, October 1, through Sunday, October 7.

Visit Cancer.org for more information on how you can help raise awareness.

Construction: $12M building permit filed for Elvis Presley Enterprises

A building permit valued at nearly $12 million was filed Sept. 28 for “shell & core” work at 1032 Craft Road. Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. (EPE) was listed as the owner and tenant and Flintco Inc. as the contractor.

When asked about the permit, a representative for EPE responded:

“The permit is part of the ongoing expansion at Elvis Presley's Graceland. In 2016, we opened The Guest House at Graceland; in 2017 Elvis Presley's Memphis; in 2018 the all-new Chapel in the Woods and, in 2019, we will be opening an expanded 80,000 square feet of exhibition space. This space was originally approved in 2016 and further community input was gathered at several town hall meetings.”

In April, the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County approved a bond application that requested financing — not to exceed $20 million — for the planned 80,000-square-foot exhibition building.

(Source: FECC / Shiva Music / Elvis Matters / Graceland / Memphis Business Journal)