Friday, August 13, 2021

August 13 - Unboxing Bronze Vinyl

A new life-size bronze statue of Elvis Presley was unveiled at the Usa Bridge in the German city Bad Nauheim, where he lived while served his country as a G.I. with the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor, 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, West Germany. He lived in the nearby town Bad Nauheim.

The statue is the result of a fan initiative that started three years ago by two German fans - Angela Storm and Meike Berger - and presents Elvis posing as he did on promotional shot made while he was in Germany.

During the unveiling of the statue it was also announced that the well-known Ray Barracks in Friedberg, Germany, will be demolished in phases in2022. Only the dormitory of Elvis will be preserved and converted into a museum. 

New Vinyl

The Music On Vinyl Record label re-issued Elvis' 'Promised Land' album as a Limited Numbered  Edition on 180 Gr. audiophile white-marbled vinyl. 

The label also announced the re-release of the 'Good Times' album on 180 Gr. black vinyl on October 1, 2021.

Synopsis: 'Good Times' is the twentieth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. He recorded this ten-song album at the Stax studios in Memphis. His great voice is outstanding on both the rock & roll songs as when he's performing with a gospel choir. While his physical condition was going downwards, he was still singing like he used to do in the past. Guitar riffs by James Burton are present on the more country like tracks 'Take Good Care of Her', 'Lovin' Arms', 'Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues' and 'My Boy'. The versatility is shown when he's bringing the Spanish flavour on 'Spanish Eyes'. This is more than a solid outing from 'The King', a wonderful record. 

The Glamourama Record label re-issued 'Elvis Is Back' on colored vinyl with an additional 45 RPM single as a bonus. 

The Friday Music label re-issued Elvis' classic gospel LP 'His Hand In Mine' on 180 Gr. audiophile vinyl with a poster.

The Music On Vinyl label announced the October 1, 2021 release of  the LP 'Elvis - Good Times' on transparent blue vinyl as a 45th Anniversary Edition. This re-issue is limited to 2,500 copies. 

Side A: Take Good Care Of Her - Loving Arms - I Got A Feelin’ In My Body - If That Isn't Love - She Wears My Ring

Side B: I've Got A Thing About You Baby - My Boy - Spanish Eyes - Talk About The Good Times - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues.

Unboxing Elvis Back In Nashville

On Elvis' YouTube channel you can watch the unboxing video for the new 'Elvis Back In Nashville' 4-CD / 2-LP set.

Watch unboxing video >>> on YouTube.

Silver Single Award

Elvis Presley was awarded his 9th B.P.A. Award for 2021. He received a Silver Single Award for the single 'Love Me Tender' which was re-released on November 14, 2004. The single sold over 200,000 copies sold since November 14, 2004 in streams plus digital downloads and physical sales.

(Source: Elvis In Bronze / Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin / ElvisMatters / Phoenix Forum / B.P.I.)