Friday, September 15, 2023

September 15 - His Changing Digitale Style (Updated)

Released in the U.S. in the 'Pop Icon' series is the 98-page magazine 'Elvis His Changing Style- A Scrapbook of His Looks').

SynopsisFrom oversized blazers and simple white shirts to all-leather get-ups and rhinestone-studded jumpsuits, Elvis Presley defined what it was not only to be a rock god but to look like one.

Sure, he was destined to be a pop-music idol based on his versatile, beautiful voice alone, but the combination of his onstage swagger with his cooler-than-cool wardrobe meant he would be a trendsetter for generations to come. In this special issue filled with gorgeous photos, we trace the origins of Elvis' sartorial tastes and the evolution of his style through decades of concerts, movies and appearances

Live In Las Vegas

The Expensive Woodland Recordings record label announced the October 20, 2023 release of the LP 'Live In Las Vegas' featuring a live performance recorded on 5th February 1973 at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas. 

A Fantastic Las Vegas recording from the King of Rock 'n' Roll with the classic hits: 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Hound Dog', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Steamroller Blues' and 'Fever'.

Tracks: Op 20 Side A: 2001 A Ruimte Odyssee / C. C. Ruiter - Ik Heb Een Vrouw / Amen - Tot Het Tijd Voor Jou Is Om Te Gaan - Je Hoeft Niet Te Zeggen Dat Je Van Me Houdt - Steamroller Blues - Je Gaf Me Een Berg - Koorts - Hou Van Me - Blauwe Su├Ęde Schoenen - Hou Van

Side B: Johnny B. Goode - Jachthond - Wat Nu Mijn Liefde - Suspicious Minds - Introductie van de Band - I'll Remember You - I Can't Stop Loving You - Een Amerikaanse Trilogie - Can't Help Falling In Love

Note: Who is that on the cover? He has been identified as ETA Donny Edwards.

Based on the tracklist the LP may be wrongly dated. It probably contains the February 3rd, 1973 Dinner Show, previously released as 'Vegas Rhythm' (correctly dated) or 'It's A Matter Of Time' mistakenly which was incorrectly dated as the February 5, 1973 Dinner Show.

Beyond Digital

The digital book 'Elvis UK Beyond RCA The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley's British Non-RCA LPs 1974-1997' by John Townson and Gordon Minto has been re-issued as a physical 377-page paperback edition. 

This second edition has been updated and slightly revised. However, those who bought the digital version will also receive the updated version which will be despatched to them - free of charge - soon. And the digital copy will still be available to buy for those who prefer that medium. 

Click here to read the review I wrote with Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley of the >>> digital edition

The print edition can only be obtained through >>> Now Dig This and Elvis The Man And His Music. 

(Source: Pascal Matteo / Amazon / Elvis Club Berlin/ Gordon Minto)