Thursday, March 31, 2022

March 31 - Elvis Presley The Story Now

Due for release September 2022 through Diggers Factory in 'The Story' series is the book / LP 'Elvis Presley'. The 140 Gr. vinyl LP contains 18 oldies and the book is illustrated by Fred Beltran.

Description: They gave him countless surnames but the most eloquent was The King. In fact, he was the greatest phenomenon in recorded music history, which made Elvis Presley King of Kings! 

In the mid-fifties he catalyzed various trends and imposed Rock ’n’ Roll around the planet, turning habits upside down with his irresistible combination of originality, charm and freshness. He had enough talent to make any style his own, and took full advantage of it; his legacy and influence still go deep today, with a cult following of millions of admirers who worship his personality without tiring.

Side A:Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - Tutti Frutti - Hound Dog - Don’t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You - Jailhouse  Rock - Stuck On You

Side B: It’s Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome - Surrender - Little Sister - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Kiss Me Quick - Suspicion - Return To Sender

Elvis Now 1971

The latest edition of Vintage Rock magazine featured an advertisement for a new Memphis Recording Service 4-CD-set 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis Now 1971'. 

: A Limited Edition 4-CD Deluxe-set containing a varied selection of live performances - mixed to true stereo - drawn from Elvis' engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel during the early part of 1971. 

The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia and liner-notes to set the scene.  

Note: No official statement on this release has been issued by the Memphis Recording Service. 

The magazine also features the article 'Graceland: Through The Keyhole Of The King´s Iconic Home' and the article 'Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Movie Finally Ready For Release". 

And finally, magazine's website listed the 'SUN's Greatest 45's'. The label was built on 7-inch singles, and released more than its fair share of classics. Elvis Presley's 'That’s All Right' and 'Mystery Train' 45's made the list.

Other 'Greatest's 45's' were: 

  • Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie
  • Johnny Cash - Ballad Of A Teenage Crush and I Walk The Line
  • Billy Riley - Flyin’ Saucers Rock’n’ Roll
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
  • Rufus Thomas Jr - Bear Cat
  • Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby
  • Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

5 Film Collection

Warner Home Video announced the May 19 2022 release of the '5 Film Collection' DVD set in Italy. It contains the movies 'Spinout', 'Viva Las Vegas', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Girl Happy', 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is', 'Elvis On Tour' and 'This Is Elvis'

Now Dig The Colonel

The April 2022 edition of the Now Dig This magazine featured  the article 'Me & The Colonel' by Peter Guralnick.

(Source: Pacal Matteo / Diggers Factory / Elvis Club Berlin / Vintage Rock Magazine / Elvis Information Network)