May 01 - Jailhouse Vinyl

Due for release from the Not Now Vinyl (H’Art) label on May 01, 2019 is the LP compilation “Jailhouse Rock”. This set comes on colored vinyl.

From the press-release:
"We had more fun making this film than I could have believed possible,” said Elvis Presley of his third movie, Jailhouse Rock, when it was released in October 1957. Since the movie featured only five tracks, the decision was made to include them all on a soundtrack EP, rather than pad them out with additional material to make an LP, and that was what happened in both the USA and England. However, in South Africa in 1958 they opted to release an LP-length version, which is now the LP that you hold in your hands. This contains the entire Jailhouse Rock EP plus seven other tracks – all of which maintain a very high standard.

Tracks: Any Way You Want Me / Blue Moon (version 1956) / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Don't Leave Me Know / Got A Living To Do / How's The World Treating You / I Love You Because / Jailhouse Rock / Peace In The Valley / Playing For Keeps / Too Much / Treat Me Nice.


The King in Queensland

Filmer Baz Luhrmann will film his next blockbuster in Queensland, delving into the life of Elvis Presley. Despite Presley having never visited Australia, Luhrmann will make a biopic on the life of the King at Village Roadshow on the Gold Coast. 

"He is bringing a bit of Memphis to Mudgeeraba, a bit of Graceland to Gaven, in summer we can certainly bring the sultry humidity of the deep south," Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. The role of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis' manager and a key part of the film, will be played by dual Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film production is expected to inject more than $105 million into the Queensland economy.

Meanwhile Baz Luhrmann has been doing his home-work in Memphis with the team from Graceland as the picture shows.

(Source: Amazon / Sydney Morning Herald / Baz Luhrmann on Twitter)