Friday, July 08, 2022

July 08 - Elvis Finally Rocked The Garden

Announced in January 2021, released in July 2022, the 3-CD-set 'Elvis Rocks The Garden' was finally released by the Straight Arrow import label. 

This set features restored audience recordings of Elvis Presley's June 1972 performances at New York's Madison Square Garden

CD1 – Friday, June 9, 1972 Evening Show.

CD2 – Saturday, June 10, 1972 Evening Show.

CD3 – Sunday, June 11, 1972 Afternoon Show.

For the German Elvis Collector

The 'Elvis German EPs Record Guide', originally announced for 2021, has been released. The book was written by Horst and Heinz Zimmerman (unrelated). Horst Zimmermann died unexpectedly last year before the book was finished. Heinz Zimmermann completed the work.

This book is limited to 150 copies.

SynopsisThe 596-page A4-sized book 'Elvis German EPs Record Guide' is not only a catalogue; besides images of the records, labels and all cover variations, it also contains background information and detailed notes on the sleeves. It also includes a section with all the U.S Army EP, single and LP variations. In total the book features 600 records.

For the U.K. Elvis Collector

Chris Giles announced the August 2022 release of the 366-page hardback book 'The Elvis Collector / UK Memorabilia 1956-1977' by Harry Carrigan. 

Description: This is the first detailed guide to the subject of Elvis Presley memorabilia issued in the U.K. between 1956 and August 1977. This guide is the second of three volumes which aim to document all the known items in each of the subject areas covered. 

The first volume (printed in 2021) detailed all the known Elvis film memorabilia. This second volume looks at various memorabilia and the third volume (due to print in 2023) will predominately look at newspapers, comics, magazines and books. 

This guide has over 1,500 images looking at: Anabas badges, Cards, Photo-cards  and Postcards, The Elvis Express, Elvis Monthly, International Elvis Presley Appreciation Society, Jewellery, Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain, Record Shop and Promotional Items, Selcol Toy Instruments, Song and Music Sheets and Books. 

Mid-South Coliseum Memphis 5th July 1976 Radio Broadcast

The Rox Vox record label announced the July 8, 2022 release of the double CD 'Mid-South Coliseum Memphis 5th July 1976 Radio Broadcast'. 

Publicity stated: Although he was in poor shape and nearing the end of his life, in the summer of '76 Elvis was still pulling in huge crowds and putting on rapturously received shows. Backed by his trusty band - led by the legendary James Burton's lead guitar - he appeared in his teenage hometown on July 5th. Although it was a Monday, 12,000 people turned up to hear him tear through a lengthy set featuring material from the length of his career. 

The concert is presented in full on this 2-CD set, together with an 8-page booklet featuring background notes and images.

(Source: FECC Forum / Elvis Shop London / Heinz Zimmermann / Amazon)