Thursday, March 10, 2022

March 10 - New Elvis Books, Vinyl, DVDs and Cassettes

Due for release from the publisher Mortimer on June 9, 2022 is a re-issue of the 192-page book 'Elvis - The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Official Graceland Archive' by Gillian G. Gaar. 

Description: Elvis passed away in 1977 but his spirit lives on. His records still sell, his movies are still hugely popular and his concerts are still discussed by new generations of fans. The Elvis Presley estate has tens of thousands of photographs and miles of video footage from all eras of Elvis' career and fans' hunger for new imagery and information on the King remains unsated. This publication is a beautiful, desirable package, ideal for any Elvis fan.

This book tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 150 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text from an author with a proven Elvis track record.

To take you closer than ever before to the King, 30 items of rare memorabilia are carefully reproduced on the page, including personal letters, receipts, telegrams, publicity material and other fascinating items which provide new insight into the life of a legend.

There are photographs of Elvis himself, Elvis with friends and family, and all manner of personal artifacts, including guitars, jewelry, clothing, vehicles and more.

Elvis Pop Icon

Due for release from Aarg Edition in the 'Pop Icons' series on May 6, 2022 is a volume on Elvis Presley. More information when available. 

Cassettes Are Back

Universal Music / Saga announced the release of the cassette 'Best of the 50's'. 

Description: Back to the 80s with the audio cassette! This spring Universal Music will re-issue various 'Best Of' compilations on cassette: Johnny Hallyday, Michael Sardou, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. 

The cassette was an essential element of our pop culture, and it has made a comeback the last few years. This release is a delight for collectors, nostalgics, but also for a new generation who discovers the undeniable charm of the cassette tape. 

Vinyl Is Back

The Groove Replica record label announced the release of the LP / CD 'Elvis Is Back'. 

Tracks: Make Me Know It - Fever - The Girl Of My Best Friend - I Will Be Home Again - Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Thrill Of Your Love - It's Now Or Never - Stuck On You - Soldier Boy - Such A Night - It Feels So Right - Girl Next Door Went A' Walking - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby - A Mess Of Blues - I Gotta Know

The French FNAC on-line webshop listed Limited Edition colored vinyl re-issues of 'Fun In Acapulco' (Green vinyl), 'His Hand In Mine' (Transparent Green vinyl) and 'Chicas Chicas Y Mas Chicas' (Red vinyl). 

The release-date is June 17, 2022.

DVDs Are Back

Released by PJC Production on January 26, 2022 in France, but it slipped by our radar, was the double DVD 'Elvis Presley : de la Musique au cinéma (50 chansons de Ses Films)'. 

The two discs contain 50 music sequences, taken from movies Elvis Presley made between 1956 and 1969. 

DVD 1:

Le Cavalier Du Crépuscule (Love Me Tender - 1956):

1. Love Me Tender

Amours Frénétiques (Loving You - 1957):

2. Let Me Be Your (Teddy Bear)

3. Mean Woman Blues 

Le Rock Du Bagne (Jailhouse Rock - 1957):

4. Jailhouse Rock

5. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care

6. Treat Me Nice

7. Don’t Leave Me Now

8. I Want To Be Free

Bagarres Au King Créole (King Creole - 1958):

9. King Creole

10. Trouble

11. New Orleans

12. As Long As I Have You

13. Don’t Ask Me Why

Café Europa En Uniforme (G.I. Blues - 1960):

14. G. I. Blues

15. Wooden Heart

16. Shoppin’ Around

17. Frankfort Special

18. Didja’ Ever

19. Blue Suede Shoes

Sous Le Ciel Bleu D’hawaï (Blue Hawaii - 1961):

20. Can’t Help Falling In Love

21. Rock-A-Hula Baby

22. Beach Boy Blues

23. Moonlight Swim

24. No More 


Un Direct Au Cœur (Kid Galahad - 1962)

1. Home Is Where The Heart Is

2. A Whistling Tune

3. I Got Lucky

4. Riding The Rainbow

Des Filles... Encore Des Filles (Girls! Girls! Girls! - 1962)

5. Girls! Girls! Girls! 

6. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied

7. We’ll Be Together

8. Return To Sender

L’idole D’acapulco (Fun In Acapulco - 1963)

9. I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here

10. Bossa Nova Baby

11. El Toro

12. You Can’t Say No In Acapulco

L’homme A Tout Faire (Roustabout - 1964)

13. Poison Ivy League

14. Wheels On My Heels

15. One Track Heart

16. Hard Knocks

17. It’s A Wonderful World

18. Little Egypt

19. There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon

20. Big Love Big Heartache

Trois Gars, Deux Filles... Un Trésor (Easy Come, Easy Go - 1967)

21. Easy Come, Easy Go

22. The Love Machine

23. Sing You Children

24. I’ll Take Love

Filles & Show-Business (The Trouble With Girls - 1969) 

25. Clean Up Your Own Back Yard

26. Swing Down Sweet Chariot

(Source: Amazon / FNAC)