Friday, July 01, 2022

July 01 - Steel-box Soundtrack LP

The U.K. based HMV announced the release of a 4K Ultra HD Edition of the Warner Bros. 'Elvis' movie as a Limited Edition HMV Exclusive. It comes housed on a steel-box and includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and has a running-time of 160 minutes.

Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Interactive Menu, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital.

Description: From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures' drama Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

First Award

The Hollywood Critics Association has just announced the winners of their 5th Annual Midseason Awards. The HCA Midseason Awards celebrate the best films released in the first half of the calendar year. Austin Butler won Best Actor for his portrait of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s 'Elvis' movie. 

Soundtrack Music

Another track from the 'Elvis' soundtrack appeared online, the Mark Ronson remix of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. 

As Mark Ronson posted on Twitter: "Baz asked me to take one of the most greatest ballads of all time “but make it disco” So here we go from ’61 to ’73 cause you know Elvis had to be digging on some Barry White & Teddy P.".

Raised on Vinyl

Friday Music re-issued the classic 'Raised On Rock' LP on 180 Gr. clear audiophile vinyl. The official release date was June 29, 2022.

As another classic installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its true stereophonic hi-fi glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Raised On Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere...Especially during the celebration of his birthday month!

For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as rare 45 sleeve artwork from this historic Elvis Presley era.

Elvis Presley’s 'Raised On Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake' A history making rock and soul album from a historic legend, an original stereophonic audiophile dream release, for the first time with a gate-fold cover, is now an audiophile Clear birthday vinyl dream come true.

July News Report

Emiel Maier posted his July 2022 news report on YouTube. Click below to watch the wrap-up of June 2022.

(Source: Vevo / FECC / Music on Vinyl / Amazon)