Tuesday, March 07, 2023

March 07 - Elvis Deluxe

RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and  House of Iona released a 52-track Deluxe Edition of the 'ELVIS' movie soundtrack on the big digital platforms including unreleased Austin Butler performances and new mash-ups.

Publicity stated: The new release adds 15 songs to the already stuffed soundtrack, including four previously unreleased recordings of Presley hits: 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Crawfish' (which was recorded live on set), and 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' Butler also appears on “'Fly Away Weave', a wild interpolation of the traditional 'I’ll Fly Away' with elements of 'That’s All Right' and Blind Lemon Jefferson’s 'That Black Snake Moan', which also features Gary Clark Jr., Shannon Sanders, the Nashville Urban Choir, Shonka Dukureh, Lanesha Randolph, and the film’s composer Elliott Wheeler and more.


1 Suspicious Minds (Vocal Intro) by Elvis Presley Lyrics

2 Fly Away Weave by Elliott Wheeler, Gary Clark Jr., Shannon Sanders, Nashville Urban Choir, Austin Butler, Shonka Dukureh & Lanesha Randolph

3 Baby, Let's Play House by Austin Butler

4 Hound Dog by Shonka Dukureh

5 Blue Moon (Take 9/M) by Elvis Presley

6 Blue Suede Shoes by Austin Butler

7 How Do You Think I Feel by Kodi Smit-McPhee & Elliott Wheeler

8 Heartbreak Hotel by Austin Butler & Elliott Wheeler

9 I'm Coming Home (Film Mix) by Elvis Presley

10 Hound Dog by Austin Butler

11 Tutti Frutti by Les Greene

12 Strange Things Are Happening Every Day by Yola

13 Trouble by Austin Butler

14 Crawfish (Live On Set) by Austin Butler

15 Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elliott Wheeler Remix) by Elvis Presley

16 Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kacey Musgraves

17 A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) by Elvis Presley (Ft. Junkie XL)

19 Backstreet Bossa Nova (Daisy O'Dell Remix) by Elvis Presley & Backstreet Boys

20 Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix / Radio Edit) by Elvis Presley

21 Cotton Candy Land by Stevie Nicks & Chris Isaak

22 Edge of Reality (Tame Impala Remix) by Elvis Presley & Tame Impala

23 '68 Comeback Special (Medley) by Elvis Presley

24 If I Can Dream (Stereo Mix) by Elvis Presley

25 Any Day Now by Elvis Presley

26 Vegas Rehearsal / That’s All Right by Austin Butler & Elvis Presley

27 Suspicious Minds (Film Edit) by Elvis Presley

28 Can't Help Falling in Love (August 12 - Midnight Show) by Elvis Presley

29 Polk Salad Annie (Film Mix) by Elvis Presley

30 Burning Love (Film Mix) by Elvis Presley

31 It's Only Love by Elvis Presley

32 Also Sprach Zarathustra / An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley

33 Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Austin Butler & Elliott Wheeler

34 Unchained Melody (Live at Ann Arbor, MI) by Elvis Presley

35 Vegas by Doja Cat

36 The King and I by Eminem (Ft. CeeLo Green)

37 Tupelo Shuffle by Swae Lee & Diplo

38 I Got A Feelin' In My Body by Elvis Presley & Stuart Price

39 Craw-Fever by Elvis Presley

40 Don't Fly Away (PNAU Remix) by Elvis Presley & PNAU

41 Product of the Ghetto by Elvis Presley & Nardo Wick

42 If I Can Dream by MÃ¥neskin

43 Let It All Hang Out by Denzel Curry (Ft. PlayThatBoiZay)

44 I Got A Feelin’ In My Body by Lenesha Randolph

45 Summer Kisses / In My Body by Elvis Presley

46 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child by Jazmine Sullivan

47 Power of My Love by Elvis Presley & Jack White

48 Suspicious Minds by Paravi

49 In the Ghetto (World Turns Remix) by Elvis Presley (Ft. Nardo Wick)

50 Can’t Help Falling in Love (Mark Ronson Remix) by Elvis Presley & Mark Ronson

51 Can't Help Falling in Love by Kacey Musgraves & Mark Ronson

52 Can't Help Falling in Love by G-Dragon

Check your favorite digital platform for all the tracks. 

>>> Spotify.

>>> Amazon.

Agent Elvis Premiere

The Netflix series 'Agent Elvis' premiered on the big screen in Los Angeles. The on-line premiere will be March 17th. 

Priscilla Presley stated: “I know that this is a dream come true for Elvis because this is really what he wanted to do. He wanted to be a federal agent, and for me, I’ve always wanted to give Elvis what he wanted and never really quite made it,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. 

“He was a beautiful human being and a very talented human being, and I want kids to see who he really was in this because he really was, he wanted to be an agent. And now he is.”

IFTA Nominations

Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) announced the nominees for the 20th Anniversary #IFTA Awards. Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond are nominated in the 'Editing' category, Austin Butler is nominated in the 'International Actor' category. The awards will be presented to the winners on May 7, 2023. 

Elvis' Plane

Elvis Presley's plane that was recently sold at auction was spotted on a flatbed truck as it made its journey to Florida. 

The 1962 Lockheed 1329 Jetstar was purchased by Elvis in December of 1976 for US$840,000. The plane has been sitting in Roswell New Mexico for the past 40 years and was purchased by Youtuber Jimmys World for US$234,000 in January 2023. 

Jimmys World buys old, abandoned airplanes, restores them and gets them flying again. Elvis' 1962 Lockheed JetStar is being stored in Plant City by owner James Webb of “Jimmy’s World”. He told the media: “The airplane itself is flipping cool, even without the obvious connection, but if you add in the Elvis connection, there’s no rock ‘n’ roll star bigger than Elvis, in my opinion". “We’re going to be able to create such a unique, Elvis-type of experience that the whole world would get to enjoy. Even more than if it was flying or stationary at Graceland,” Webb said.

He said the jet will be transformed into an RV to tour the country and raise funds for charities, such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Untouched since Elvis owned it, the jet is the only plane once owned by the legendary singer that is privately owned. Two other Elvis owned planes, including the Lisa Marie are displayed at Graceland. Inside, the cabin features wood paneling and red velvet upholstery with gold-finish hardware. There’s seating for nine by way of six plush chairs that swivel and recline, along with a couch. 

An onboard entertainment system is tucked away in a media cabinet, featuring a television, RCA VCR player and audio cassette player, and headphone ports with audio controls are located at every seat. A galley contains storage and a meal-prep area complete with a Kenmore microwave and beverage dispenser. At the rear is a lavatory along with additional storage and cubby areas.

Elvis Day By Day 2022

The fifth volume in the 'Elvis Day By Day - The Year In Review' yearbook series has been released January 2023 by Poplar Tunes Publishing. The reviews were very positive. Go to the >>> Poplar Tunes Publishing review pages to read them.

About the 2022 yearbook: Four and a half decades, that's how long it has been since the world lost Elvis Presley. After some entertainers pass away, they fade away too. Not Elvis! His legacy is just as diverse as it is relevant 45 years later. If the memory of his greatness and uniqueness as a musical artist has slightly faded over the past years, the stunning No. 1 Hollywood blockbuster 'ELVIS', starring Austin Butler as the man himself and Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, is a powerful reminder of what an unmatched giant musical and showbiz force he was - and continues to be. And did you hear the soundtrack for the 2022 biopic? Elvis, side-by-side with contemporary artists, really rocked! Confirming once more that his life and legacy still influence pop culture today.

But there was more that made 2022 another great Elvis year. After 50 years we finally got all the concerts from 'Elvis On Tour', remastered and remixed to perfection by audio-engineer Matt Ross-Spang, just like he did with the 'Aloha from Hawaii' album. From the Follow that Dream collectors label we got the ‘Lost Album Sessions’, new concerts and vinyl re-issues. Official and bootleg labels treated us with many new titles containing new concert performances or alternate recordings, while others offered us newly created stereo mixes. Also hot this year was fan shot 8mm concert footage, especially the combination of remastered concert on CD with the live footage included on DVD proved to be a favorite among fans.

The ’Elvis Day By Day 2022’ yearbook covers all the movie released on DVD and Blu-ray, new music releases on CD, vinyl, cassette-tape and digital platforms. Also included are books from all corners of the world on his all aspects of his life, faith, the SUN recordings, the German and U.K. and LP catalogues, the marketing of his first movies, his cars, planes, pilot and much more.

Added to all the news, this 2022 yearbook contains 55 reviews on all the important releases, including the year’s Top 10 must-have releases and warnings which ones to stay-away from and an in-depth interview with renowned Elvis-author Alanna Nash, talking about Colonel Parker and the 2022 biopic and more. Yes, Elvis still matters today, and with this 5th volume in the series - over 70 pages bigger than the 2021 edition! - you hold the proof in your hands.

For more information on the book and previews please visit >>> Poplar Tunes webshop. The hardcover edition is available exclusively through Poplar Tunes, the paperback edition also available through >>> Amazon


(Source: Spotify / Amazon / Facebook/ Elvis Club Berlin / Hollywood Reporter)