Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April 20 - Memphis Debut Vinyl

Due for release from the U.K. based Memphis Recording Service on June 18th are the 3-LP set 'Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals', the 2-LP set 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis January Thru February 1970' and the LP 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis August 1969'. 

The albums will be available on clear and on black vinyl. 

Welcome Home Acetates 

The Danish Memphis Mansion released the new 'Welcome Home Elvis! - The Acetates' box-set featuring performances from the TV show taken from recently discovered, restored and remastered acetates that once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr. 

The Frank Sinatra Timex Special, recorded March 26th 1960 and shown on television May 12th 1960 featured performances by Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Nancy Sinatra and Peter Lawford.    Inside two 12-inch replica acetates, one 10-inch replica acetate, a booklet, posters and more. 

The box is available from the >>> Memphis Mansion shop.

The label also announced the release of the forthcoming single CD release ‘Recorded Live at the Fontainebleau’ containing remastered tracks from the 'Welcome Home Elvis' TV show and some bonus material. Full track list to follow. 

Debut Vinyl 

The Jazz Images record label announced the re-release of Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album LP on May 21st. 2021. The album contains four bonus tracks, liner notes and an additional digi-pack holding the album on CD. 

Sold Out! Volume 4! 

Volume 4 in the ’Sold Out!’ DVD series was released. 

From the press release: More and more people are discovering this phenomenal DVD series, including even Elvis’ own associates and musicians. It’s quite a scoop that Duke Bardwell has written exclusive liner-notes for this new release. Duke, as most of you will know, played bass for Elvis at 181 shows in 1974 an 1975. His wonderfully evocative text truly captures the magic and excitement of Elvis live on stage in the seventies. Duke can be seen in various clips on this release, and usually with a big smile on his face. And now after almost 50 years, that smile is there once again while watching this unique footage. 

Sure, 8mm is not perfect, but it was the technology of the time, and though it has its limitations, it now gives us the chance to experience many great moments of Elvis in concert that would otherwise have been lost forever. 

This fourth volume focuses on the final years, and it features some of the coolest and most enjoyable 8mm footage out there. Three hours of rare and unreleased clips, all restored by some of the best people in the business. ‘Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate…’ – and get this gem of a release now. 

Presented as a two-disc set in a quality digipack, this is a must-have release that takes you back to that wonderful time when all was well with the world, and The King was rockingarenas from coast to coast. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are sold out, so don’t miss out on this one!  

Tempest Storm Died

Burlesque dancer Tempest Storm died. She was 93. 

She met Elvis Presley in 1957 in Las Vegas and they had a short-lived romance.

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / MRS / Fan Shop Poland / Memphis Mansion / Anthony Stuchbury / FECC)