Thursday, January 26, 2023

January 26 - Beyond RCA, Beyond Paper

Co-writers and friends, John Townson and Gordon Minto published the digital flip-book 'Elvis UK - Beyond RCA - The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley’s British Non RCA LPs 1974 - 1997'. 

This digital book, a newly written 377 page, fully comprehensive text, follows on from their previous publications in the 'Elvis UK' series, each of them acclaimed by collectors according to the press- release. 

This new edition provides the ultimate guide to Elvis’s non-RCA LP album releases issued in the UK between 1974 and 1997. 

This new volume:

  • Complements - and extends considerably - information relating to these particular releases included in our original books Elvis UK, published in 1987, and Elvis UK2, published in 2002.
  • Is extensively illustrated in full colour.
  • Features a host of background information including a chronological list of all the albums included.
  • Deals with each album individually, in a detailed and forensic way, while the text is amply illustrated with scans of every known cover and label variation, relevant photographs, and scans of contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Includes background information about each release including historically significant events of the period.
  • Contains hitherto unpublished information from company files.
  • Features a header block for each album release comprising information about the songs or spoken word material included, along with details about the writers, as well as showing the record modes.
  • Includes a detailed Song Index, showing recording dates, which album(s) each song has been featured on, along with details of outtakes used, as well as a Spoken Word Index referencing when and where the material was recorded.

And as readers have come to expect from each of the Elvis UK publications, there is a wealth of background information relating to the record industry incorporated throughout the text. Please note: this definitive work is only available as a downloadable digital flip book and stored on your own device. And why a digital flip book?

  • A flip book provides a highly intuitive, multi-faceted search facility allowing the reader to access whatever they are looking for quickly and easily, by typing in key words or page numbers
  • The sensitive zoom facility allows for zooming in and out of text or images quickly
  • It makes invaluable research material available to fellow collectors throughout the world at an extremely modest cost when compared to physical books – crucially, there are no postage costs!
  • There are no storage issues – the files can be accessed wherever you are
  • It can be held on multiple devices and will not deteriorate at all
  • And, importantly, pages – or the whole document - can be printed off, if so required

Elvis UK – Beyond RCA costs just £20 and can be ordered via the >>> Elvis UK website.

Variety Named the 2023 ARTISAN Award Recipians 

Catherine Martin, costume designer, production designer and producer of the 'ELVIS' movie is among among the recipients of Variety’s Artisans Awards which will be handed out at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 13, 2023 at the Arlington Theatre.

Now in its ninth year, Variety‘s partnership with the Santa Barbara Film Festival celebrates the artisans who have showcased the most innovative work of the year in their craft. Catherine Martin will receive the award for her work as the costume designer for 'ELVIS'.

(Source: Gordon Minto / Variety)