November 18 - From Memphis To Tokyo But Not To Spain

Elvis authors Dick Dekker (‘Bootleg Elvis’, ‘From Memphis To Taipeh’) and David Ward (‘From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956 - 2018’) announced the May 2023 release of their new book ‘From Memphis To Tokyo – A Reference Guide To The Absolute Mastery Of Elvis’ Japanese Vinyl’. 

The authors stated: The book will combine the best of both authors, following the quality format of Dekker’s Asian vinyl book, combined with David Ward’s in-depth details on the Japanese Elvis Presley vinyl.

The 700-page hardcover book is divided in a text and photo section featuring all kinds of info about the Japanese 78rpm, singles, EPs, 10 and 12 inch vinyl records and the different pressings with large and easy to read photos of all releases.Written by two experts of Asian vinyl, and with the contributions by collectors like Chris Giles and others, who opened their archives and collections for this release, it includes front and back labels, inserts and more.

For pre-orders you can contact the authors by >>> email.

White Platinum

The Not Now Music record label re-issued the 'Platinum Collection' compilation CD-set as a 3-LP on white colored vinyl, housed in a gate-fold sleeve. 

Hollywood Vinyl

The French Big Beat Records announced the November 18, 2022 re-release of the box sets '1956-1957 In Hollywood Volume 1' and '1957-1958 In Hollywood Volume 2'.   

Publicity stated: The sets contain the complete alternative album collection for the albums 'Jailhouse Rock', 'King Creole', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Loving You. The boxes contain two 10-inch LPs, a black vinyl LP and a picture discs, both housed in a gate-fold cover,  2 CDs, and two posters. 

Silver Single Award

The single 'Heartbreak Hotel', coupled with 'I Was The One', was awarded a Silver Sales Award by the British Phonographic Industries for selling over 200,000 copies, streams and / or downloads) of the single since March 5, 2005.

Never Been To Spain

Sony / EPE published an official lyric video for "Never Been to Spain', this version was recorded live on stage at Richmond Coliseum.

(Source: Dick Dekker / YouTube)