Wednesday, June 29, 2022

June 29 - From Trailer Park To No 1

The Magic of Vinyl record label announced the August 12, 2022 release of the LP 'From Trailer Park To Graceland'. The album, subtitled 'Elvis Presley - The King And Colonel Parker' is limited to 1,111 copies on black and white swirled 180 Gr. vinyl.

Description: This summer, the new film 'Elvis' was be released in cinemas. An event that fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting since the project was first announced in 2014. 

The film tells the fairytale story of the young Elvis Presley, who rises from bitterly poor circumstances to become the superstar of the 20th century. At the center is the relationship between Elvis and his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Oscar winner Tom Hanks. This toxic but most successful partnership in music history also sets the stage for the album 'The King And Colonel Parker'. 

It includes Elvis‘ first songs from Sun Records and all the big hits, of the King‘s first career, after Colonel Tom Parker had negotiated a gigantic contract with the RCA label and Elvis was bought out of his ongoing contract. Colonel Parker was also the first music manager to have the idea of marketing singles specifically through motion pictures. So 'Love Me Tender' as a single for the first Elvis movie of the same name became not only one of the biggest successes and evergreens, but also the blueprint for Elvis‘ career. The Colonel was also a pioneer in merchandise. Even in the young King‘s first year of success (1956), an incredible 22 million dollars was earned with Elvis merchandise.

Side A: That‘s All Right - Baby, Let‘s Play House - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Don‘t Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock.

Side B: A Big Hunk O‘ Love - Stuck On You - It‘s Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Wooden Heart - Surrender - Good Luck Charm - Return To Sender - Can‘t Help Falling In Love.

Another Elvis #1

Congratulations to acclaimed author, Alanna Nash, as the re-issue of her book, 'The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley', is the No. 1 selling book in Amazon USA's Popular Music (Books) category. Amazon also has it ranked #2 in both Music History (Books) and Criticism and Music Business (Books). 


Watch Elvis

EPE released a new Elvis Presley playlist on YouTube with 15 lyric video's. They also released a new official video for 'Suspicious Minds' on the video platform.

Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Burning Love (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Crying In the Chapel (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Don't (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Trouble (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Unchained Melody (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (Official Lyric Video)
Elvis Presley - Power of My Love (Official Lyric Video)

Watch Austin 

Austin Butler is featured on the cover of the July edition of the Dutch 'Gentlemen's Watch' lifestyle magazine with inside an article on his portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll. 

The Belgian Knack Focus magazine featured Austin Butler on the cover of Vol. 25 2022, inside an article and review on the movie. 

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Vinyl Magic / ElvisMatters / Elvis The Music)