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AUSTRALIAN fans - don't get ripped off by your local Elvis shop or JB HiFi who are charging a ridiculous $90 for the new 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete Recordings' set.
Click here to Amazon UK > A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings and get it for ONLY AU$43.00 - including postage to your door. - See more details below 
Coming soon to EIN . . .
- 'Elvis Sun 78rpm Vinyl' review
- 'Roustabout'  FTD Classic Soundtrack album review
- 'Elvis Studio Sessions '56' MRS box-set review 
Tuesday 25 July 2017

Keith Alverson Interview - 'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75': Photographer Keith Alverson's new book with KJ Consulting (with Erik Lorentzen as editor) is at the printers.
The publication date will be in August, 2017 during the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death!
Keith Alverson first saw Elvis in concert in the early 70s when he secretly smuggled in his small pocket camera to sneak a few photos of Elvis from there he went from strength to strength. One his first Elvis' concerts where he was able to get quality photos of Elvis in concert was Elvis in Atlanta, July 1973 after which he saw Elvis over 80 times live on stage.
Alverson's outstanding photos of Elvis in his "Phoenix" jumpsuits are known by every Elvis fan. With 1,500 photos this book concentrating on Elvis from 1973-1975 has to be a real stunner. Even better the photos have been newly scanned straight from the original negatives.
Beyond his stunning photographs of Elvis live in concert, very little is known about photographer Keith Alverson and so EIN's Piers Beagley tracked down the man to asked him more about his background, times with Elvis and his exciting new publication...
Go here to our interview and plenty of PREVIEW pages from this great book
Plus USA ordering details & how to get a signed copy at ELVIS WEEK!

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Auction at Graceland' Saturday August 12 details: Graceland Auctions is once again delighted to host a robust auction event during this very special 40th anniversary Elvis Week and we encourage participation in this incredible auction to help preserve the memory of Elvis for future generations through these treasures.
The auction includes a wide and diverse range of artifacts from an extraordinary stage-worn jumpsuit along with more concert and personally-owned and worn clothing to jewelry, advertising materials, awards and movie memorabilia. This is our largest and most all-encompassing auction yet, with something for every budget and every collector.

Auction highlights include:
 - Elvis Owned and Stage-Worn Sleeveless Jumpsuit and Jacket Made by I.C. Costume Co. - From the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (C36A), Estimate $200,000-250,000 - see photo below
- Elvis Owned and Worn Gold and Diamond Ram’s Head Necklace, Estimate $100,000-150,000
- 1973 Elvis Presley Stage Worn Cape with Tiger Skin Pattern on the Interior, Estimate $70,000-100,000
- Elvis Owned and Worn Brown Velvet Jacket, Pants and Cape Ensemble Made by I.C. Costume Co. – From the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction (C44A),  Estimate $70,000-80,000

- November 6, 1954, Louisiana Hayride Contract Signed by Elvis Presley, Gladys Presley and Vernon Presley as well as Scotty Moore and Bill Black,  Estimate $30,000-50,000
- Elvis TCB Necklace Taken off His Neck and Gifted to His Personal Hairdresser Larry Geller, Estimate $30,000-50,000
- The Bible Used by Rex Humbard to Officiate Elvis Presley’s Funeral and the Handwritten Notes Dictated by J.D. Sumner Outlining Elvis’ Funeral Service,  Estimate $30,000-40,000
- March 26, 1956, Elvis Presley Signed Contract Solidifying Colonel Parker as His Exclusive Management - One of the Most Famous Contracts in Pop Culture!  Estimate $30,000-35,000
- Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Gold and Diamond Guitar Ring with “EP” Initials Gifted to Charlie Hodge, Estimate $20,000-30,000
- Historic January 25, 1956, Elvis Presley First Signed Document as an Adult - Certifying Earlier Agreements with Colonel Parker,  Estimate $20,000-25,000
- Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Red “Elephant Corduroy” Suit Made by I.C. Costume Co.,  Estimate $60,000-70,000
Additional highlights include artifacts from the Estate of Scotty Moore and from the Trude Forsher Archive.
Go here to Graceland auctions for more details

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


'Hollywood Night' New Event added to Elvis Week: Lights, camera, action - Hollywood Night at The Guest House at Graceland has just been added to the Elvis Week schedule of events!
Actress Laurel Goodwin and actor Gary Lockwood will share stories about their TV and movie careers at 6pm. Friday, August 18, at The Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. Both of these stars worked with Elvis, but this event will focus on their careers beyond starring with Elvis. Hollywood Night is hosted by Tom Brown, and will include a Q&A session. The event also includes an autograph session with both Laurel and Gary in The Guest House Ballroom following the event.
Hollywood Night tickets (including autograph session)  are $20.
Following Hollywood Night, there will be an Elvis Double Feature in the Guest House Theater. "Girls! Girls! Girls!" starring Laurel Goodwin and Elvis Presley will screen at 8:00 p.m., followed by "It Happened at the World's Fair," starring Elvis Presley and Gary Lockwood, at 10:00 p.m.
The double feature is free.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 23 July 2017

'An Evening With Priscilla Presley' Australian Dates Announced: RCM Tour productions who organised the recent massive 'The Wonder Of You' Elvis tour of Australia have now confirmed the dates of their new "in conversations" tour featuring Priscilla Presley.

'An Evening With Priscilla Presley: An Open Conversation', which has been touring in the USA, will offer Australian audiences an extremely rare opportunity to gain insight into a world only a few have entered, being married to Elvis and his girlfriend at only 14 years of age.

Click HERE to the 'Elvis and Me' An Evening With Priscilla Presley' Australian Tour' website and register for updates.

Tickets on sale soon - plus VIP options

 

 


(News, Source;RCM/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis Files' Magazine # 21: The Elvis Files Magazine has now been running for an incredible five years, yet it still seems such a new publication.

Elvis Files Magazine #21 - September 2017 issue - is already being edited and Erik Lorentzen reminds fans that it is
"Time for collectors to renew your subscriptions"
You can send € 58 by PayPal to: sales@elvisfiles.no or go to www.elvisfiles.no

Here's the cover and as always we do promise you some awesome photos....

EIN loves that cover shot.

 

 



(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)


"Remembering the 'King' 40 Years On" LIFE Magazine: They reprint the very similar magazine every 5th anniversary and this year's 40th anniversary is of course no different.
Available at book stores plus Time Shop and Amazon
... There’s plenty of kitsch to indulge in on a visit to Graceland, the estate-turned-tourist-mecca where Elvis lived for the last 20 years of his abbreviated life. And what you get out of a trip to that world—and why Graceland is so hugely successful, and touching in its way—is an impression of the man, not just the phenomenon or the caricature. You leave with the certain feeling that you’ve gotten to understand him somehow. Even despite an enormity of fame and global idolatry almost incomprehensible in a modern, Twitter-riddled world, Elvis remained unceasingly authentic. Garish and showy and heavy handed in his taste, he was, to the bone, Elvis himselvis, the kid from small-town Mississippi made inordinately good.
That first record at Sun was Elvis’s high-spirited version of an old blues song called That’s All Right, which fits his story-line neatly given that Elvis had first come to Sun Studio to record a song for his own mama, Gladys, whom he lived with until the day she died. Gladys is now buried, alongside Elvis and Elvis’s father, Vernon, and Vernon’s mother, Minnie Mae, in a place called the Meditation Garden at Graceland. Inside the Graceland TVs seem as if they were collected as a quintessentially American show of wealth and success. Elvis had an unapologetic appetite for the obvious.

On such a TV screen you might see Elvis, in the mid 1950s, in all his marvelous, hip-swiveling virility, belting out Heartbreak Hotel or Don’t Be Cruel or another in the sudden outpouring of hit songs that reframed popular music then and forever. And on another TV screen you might see him in the 1970s, in that studded white jumpsuit, singing Suspicious Minds, perhaps, or Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge over Troubled Water, sweat descending in rivulets down his changed familiar face, eyes closed, and still with that voice, deep and melancholy and free of constraint. Elvis at the start and Elvis to the end: Beautiful, brilliant, and true.
Click here to Amazon for more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet) 

Elvis Pyjamas sell for $10,000: A pair of mint-green pyjamas worn by Elvis Presley has sold at auction a UK auction this weekend for £8,000 ($10,400).
The "Lord Shannon" nightwear was worn by Elvis during a stay at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, in 1977.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: "He spent a week there recovering from exhaustion and they were left at his father's home."
The Henry Aldridge & Son auction house in Wiltshire was asked to hold the sale after auctioning Elvis's shoes for £29,500 in 2015.
After Elvis died in August 1977, aged 42, the pyjamas went on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama museum for many years.
Also up for auction was Elvis' first music agency contract which sold for £37,000.
It was signed on 31 January 1956, the day after the singer recorded Blue Suede Shoes.
Mr Aldridge said: "There was significant interest in the auction from buyers all over the world especially from the US and UK both online and bidders on the phone.
"The prices achieved reflect the continuing interest in the King of Rock and Roll."
More interestingly was that a copy of 'The Omen' novel which contained one of Elvis last-ever autographs was withdrawn from the auction by its owner.
The David Seltzer’s book, The Omen, a novelisation of the hit horror movie, was accompanied by an original file copy of a letter Elvis’ father wrote to a fan the following year.
(News, Source;BBC/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 20 July 2017
Red West has Died, aged 81: Terrible news as Red West, yet another of Elvis' very best friends, has died.
Red West died Tuesday night after suffering an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital. He was 81.
Born in Bolivar,  Tennessee, the athletic Robert Gene "Red" West befriended Elvis at Humes High School, where the 6-foot-2 redhead protected the smaller pre-fame Elvis from bullies on at least a couple of occasions, according to Presley lore. He worked for Elvis for some 20 years, occasionally taking small roles in such films as “Flaming Star” and writing or co-writing such memorable Elvis songs as the 1972 hit 'Separate Ways,' 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas', 'That's Someone You'll Never Forget' and the masterpiece of infidelity, 'If You Talk in Your Sleep,' recorded at Stax in 1973.
Red West also composed or contributed to songs recorded by other artists, including Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone and Johnny Rivers.
An ex-Marine, Golden Gloves boxer, karate instructor and genuine tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold (at least in his later years), West said it was his protective streak that motivated him to co-write "Elvis: What Happened?" a tell-all best-seller published only two weeks before Elvis' death.
As Elvis' friend, driver and bodyguard, Red West was among Presley's closest associates during the singer's meteoric rise, Army tour of duty, Hollywood stardom, late 1960s so-called comeback and 1970s decline. West's father, Newton West, died the same day as Elvis' mother, Gladys Presley, which only strengthened the men's bond.
When Elvis was in the Army, West traveled to Germany to be nearer the singer, at Presley's request. Elvis attended Red West's wedding (photo right), but was too late to act as best-man as planned.
Red West, Elvis and others would frequently spar at the old Tennessee Karate Institute, co-owned by West. "He was a tough son of a gun," said former kickboxing world champion Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, one of the studio's co-owners.
Prior to being fired in July 1976, Red West and some of Presley's other bodyguards had received some criticism for heavy-handed tactics in attempts  to protect Elvis.
West always defended his work for Elvis, while Vernon Presley said the firings were an attempt to cut Presley's expenses.
Post-Elvis, West became a full-time actor, earning a regular role opposite star Robert Conrad in the late 1970s series “Black Sheep Squadron" about a squadron of World War II fighter pilots.
West's most famous role was in the 1989 Patrick Swayze cult classic “Road House,” but major critical acclaim eluded him until late in life, when he landed his first top billing in the acclaimed independent drama “Goodbye Solo” (2008), which critic Roger Ebert labeled "a masterwork" and The New York Times called "a near perfect film."
“It took me 59 years to be an overnight success,” West told The Commercial Appeal, in a 2009 interview timed to the local release of the movie, in which he portrayed a taciturn
old-timer contemplating suicide.
“I started out in this business as a stuntman, and it’s taken its toll on me,” West added. “I’ve had knee replacements, and I’ve got big calcium deposits in my neck from falling on my head so many times. So this is just in time.”
“Goodbye Solo” director Ramin Bahrani said of West: "I wish Clint Eastwood would quit casting himself and realize that this guy's better."
Red West also appeared in the movies Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rainmaker”, Ira Sachs’ “Forty Shades of Blues,” both shot in Memphis, as well as Robert Altman’s made-in-Mississippi “Cookie’s Fortune,” Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” Bahrani’s “At Any Price” (with Dennis Quaid), the horror sequel “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” and the true-sports story, “Glory Road.”
On TV he appeared in episodes of “Mannix,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,””Magnum P.I.” and  “The A-Team.” A 2015 appearance in the series “Nashville” was his final credit.
In a 2011 episode of "Memphis Beat" a TNT crime series set but not shot in Memphis, West played a cancer-stricken inmate serving time for the murder of the father of the series' star, an Elvis-impersonating police detective played by Jason Lee.
Red West and his wife, acting coach Pat West, had celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on July 1. A Messick graduate who met her husband while she was
working as a secretary for Elvis, Pat West said Red had complained of pains Sunday afternoon and was taken to Baptist Hospital. Early Tuesday he died after suffering what she described as an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
“From the very start, we had a bond that was just unusual,” Pat West said of her husband. “He was just a straight shooter.”
Pat West said she and her husband usually skipped "Elvis Week," but they had been planning to participate in some activities organized this year by friend and longtime Elvis associate George Klein. "We wanted to go this year, this special year," she said, referring to the 40th anniversary of Presley's death.
According to most sources Red West was born on Nov. 20, 1936, which would make him 80 at the time of his death. But Pat West said his actual birthday was March 8, 1936.
West is survived by two sons, actor John Boyd West, Brent West, brother Harold West of Olive Branch; and six grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home will handle services.
(News, Source;CommAppeal/ElvisInfoNet)

Red West Interview: Red West was one of Elvis' closest friends. He first met Elvis in High School and went on to work for Elvis as a bodyguard until 1976. Elvis and Red West became close friends when Red volunteered to help drive Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana around the southern US states for their early tours of 1955-1956.  Red West is also a talented composer and actor who still appears in award-winning movies. 

In 1999 Red West was the main guest at the Elvis English Fan Club Convention where he opened up to fans like never before, revealing his true love for Elvis. It is certainly one of the longest and the best interviews with Red West - and at times devastatingly honest.

EIN added this fascinating interview for Elvis Week 2010.

(Interviews; Source;OEPFC)

Elvis Hologram show producer Seeks $524K in dispute: Tony Award-winning producer Darren Bagert claims Pulse Evolution breached a deal for an Elvis Presley Hologram show 'The King.'
Darren Bagert, the Tony Award-winning producer who has credits on such shows as 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'The Color Purple', is looking to confirm an arbitration award worth $524,000 over an agreement for a theatrical show featuring the digital likeness of Elvis Presley.
Bagert was originally tapped for the show by Pulse Evolution, which specializes in "digital humans," the new and probably more technically accurate buzzword for holographic images.
Bagert was to work on the Elvis show, but then in March 2016, Pulse elected to go with a partnership with American Idol's Simon Fuller.
According to court documents, Bagert had a deal for The King, the title of the Elvis show, that entitled his production company to 200,000 shares of Pulse common stock, a non-recoupable fee of $75,000 and an interim advance against the production fee.
Bagert and Pulse Evolution argued with each other over whether the stock grant would be restricted. Bagert insisted it should not be, while Pulse contended that it was not allowed to issue freely traded stock without a registration statement.
The matter was brought before a JAMS arbitrator who, in late June, sided with Bagert, awarding him damages for those shares as well as other payments due. Pulse didn't put up much of a fight before the arbitrator, but could fight now that the dispute is in New York federal court.
Meanwhile, the status of "The King" isn't clear, but Fuller has focused his attention to a "virtual" ABBA show along with Universal Music.
(News, Source;Hollywood Reporter/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis Texas Tornado' Import box-set: Out soon from the "Rock And Roll Majesty" import label is the 4 CD longbox 'Elvis Texas Tornado' that contains four Elvis Presley concert performances recorded in Texas.
EIN notes that unfortunately three of the concerts are from 1976, not Elvis' best period.
- June 15, 1974 afternoon show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
- June 2, 1976 show as recorded at the Grand Hall Civic Center at El Paso, Texas.
- June 3, 1976 show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
- July 3, 1976 show as recorded at the Tarant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

All these soundboards however have been previously released - one on the FTD label!
- Elvis - The Man In White Vol. 1 - June 15 1974
- El Goes El Paso - June 2 1976
- Madison "Holding Down The Fort" - June 3 1976
- FTD Rockin Across Texas - July 3 1976
Better to get FTD's 'Rockin Across Texas' for a better look at Elvis in the lone-star state.
Go here for our detailed 'Rockin Across Texas' FTD review

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 18 July 2017
'Elvis: A King in the Making' Re-Release: The 2007 book 'Elvis: A King in the Making' by Alfred Wertheimer and Peter Guralnick is getting a tenth anniversary release.
... In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his remarkable and unparalleled career and photographer Alfred Wertheimer was asked by Presley's new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. With unimpeded access to the young performer, Wertheimer was able to capture the unguarded and everyday moments in Elvis' life during that crucial year, a year that took him from Tupelo, Mississippi to the silver screen, and to the verge of international stardom and his crowning as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll."
Wertheimer's photographs of Elvis are extraordinary and he appears almost ethereal. After 1958 and Elvis' induction into the army, the world seemingly forgot about Wertheimer's magical photographs until the day Elvis died and Time Magazine called. "The phone hasn't really stopped ringing in the last thirty years," observed Wertheimer.
Peter Guralnick is an award-winning biographer of Elvis Presley, historian of American popular music and author of 'Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke'.
Hardcover 224 pages - Release date October 17, 2017
Amazon Pre-order is only $24.99. Go HERE>> Elvis: A King in the Making
Go here for EIN's 2007 review 'Elvis: A King in the Making'  - "Highly Recommended"
Go here for EIN's Spotlight on Alfred Wertheimer.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
 

'Strictly Elvis 1973-75' - Now Printed: Photographer Keith Alverson's new book with KJ Consulting (with Erik Lorentzen as editor) is at the printers.
The publication date will be in August, 2017 during the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death!
Keith Alverson first saw Elvis in concert in the early 70s when he secretly smuggled in his small pocket camera to sneak a few photos of Elvis from there he went from strength to strength. One his first Elvis' concerts was Elvis in Atlanta, July 1973 after which he saw Elvis over 80 times live on stage.
His outstanding photos of Elvis in his "Phoenix" jumpsuits are known by every Elvis fan. With 1,400 photos this book concentrating on Elvis from 1973-1975 it has to be a real stunner.

Four more preview pages are shown below - EIN will have plenty more examples.. coming soon.

You can Pre-order the book here from Erik Lorentzen at Elvis Files - €125 including shipping Worldwide - Not USA.

Coming soon to EIN an interview with Keith Alverson about this beauty

(News, Source;KA/ElvisInfoNet)

'Greensboro '77' New Import CD: Out soon is an unreleased audience recording from Greensboro, April 21, 1977 on the Ragdoll label.
This show is one of his better shows from 1977.
Comes with an eight page booklet with rare photos from the actual concert.
EIN Notes, the show has been our previously on CDR and while one of the better 1977 concerts the local Daily News review noted,
"No magician has gotten as much theatrical mileage out of a steady stream of multicolor scarves as did Elvis Presley.. the scarf maneuver was the most motion that Elvis put into his act during the evening.
Elvis was in fine voice - when he really tried to put his power behind the songs. His rendition of My Way, though he read from the sheet music, was filled with emotion and came across loud and clear, showing off that voice that has thrilled millions of record buyers for 20 years. Again in How Great Thou Art and in a few other serious songs, Presley's strong singing sounded as if he were pouring his whole being into it. The chills came; the magic was in the air.
During many other songs, though, there was no magic. The tremendous energy, humor, movement and emotion that characterized Presley's 1972, 1974 and 1975 appearances here just weren't on the stage much of the time, in general, Elvis moved very slowly, giving the impression that sudden or extreme motion would be painful."
1977 was not a good year.
- Go here to 'All The CD News' for info & tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 16 July 2017
Rolling Stone promotes new Tupelo box-set: It is good to see Rolling Stone magazine promoting the new 'A Boy From Tupelo' mainstream release.
They suggest "Hear Elvis Presley's Loose 'When It Rains It Pours' Outtakes" (which EIN agrees is a great promotional angle)  as producer Sam Phillips instructs guitarist Scotty Moore, "Don't make it too damn complicated" on track from upcoming box set
Elvis Presley belts a swaggering vocal in this raw studio outtake of "When It Rains It Pours," featured on upcoming box set Elvis Presley – A Boy from Tupelo: The Complete 1953–1955 Recordings, out July 28th. The recording took place early in November of 1955, during Presley's final Sun session in Memphis, Tennessee. According to legend, producer Sam Phillips called the singer into the control room and told him he'd sold his contract to RCA. Phillips' voice appears at the beginning in talkback form, grumbling to guitarist Scotty Moore, "Don't make it too damn complicated."
A hallmark of Presley's early recordings is Phillips' distinctive use of a "slapback echo" effect, which he created by running two tape machines simultaneously, with one at a slight delay. In an exclusive premiere former Sun Studio engineer Matt Ross-Spang illustrates how Phillips achieved this signature technique.
"He might have four microphones, but it would all go to one-track tape, so there's no changing anything later," he says. "There was no bringing up the vocal, turning down the guitar. It was all printed right to this machine. … If Elvis gets a great take but Sam put too much echo, they'd have to do it again or use that take. So Sam was very confident and deliberate with his use of the slapback echo."
'Elvis Presley – A Boy from Tupelo'compiles every known Sun master and outtake, live performances, radio recordings, the singer's first acetates and a newly discovered, previously unissued live performance of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from October 29th, 1955.
The deluxe package – produced and researched by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, also houses a 120-page book styled as an illustrated travelogue of Presley's early career, with rare photos, memorabilia, essays and more.
Go HERE to Rolling Stone for the article
(News, Source;RS/ElvisInfoNet)

New FTD Releases OUT NOW: The three FTD releases announced for "late June" are OUT NOW and at your local Elvis dealer.
- 'Roustabout' (1-CD)
Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, Roustabout would Elvis’ last chart topping album until "Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite" in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material.
- Album Sales Tips From RCA Victor: (Special album release for November 1964)... the new "ROUSTABOUT" album is undoubtedly on of the finest we’ve had! "It’s A Wonderful World" and "Big Love Big Heartache" are delivered smoothly to a smooth Latin-flavored accompaniment. Most of the tunes however, are the hard-rocker variety, especially "Hard Knocks and "There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon." We’ve got great music, a great cover, the movie tie-in, advertising and promotion support.
The FTD includes the previously unreleased tracks 'Hard Knocks' (take 4, movie version), 'Its A Wonderful World' (take 17, instrumental), 'It’s Carnival Time' (movie version) and newly discovered 'Roustabout' (takes 1-5,7, 10-16 & movie version). Go to 'FTD/ SONY News 2017' for full tracklisting

"Start Spreading The News" Elvis At Madison Square Garden (Book And CD)
The Ultimate book about Elvis’ appearances in the Big Apple, June 1972. The book comes with a bonus CD - audience recording - containing the opening night, June 9th, 1972 show.
Pål Granlund was in New York in 1972 for the MSG concerts and there are photographs of him meeting Elvis backstage, so the book will no doubt feature his personal stories and much, much more.
Elvis At Madison Square Garden, NY City June 9 1972
1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:47 2) That's All Right 2:15 3) Proud Mary 2:39 4) Never Been To Spain 3:43 5) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:36 6) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:02 7) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:16 8) Polk Salad Annie 3:05 9) Love Me1:37 10) All Shook Up 1:08 11) Heartbreak Hotel 1:42 12) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 1:56 13) Love Me Tender 1:46 14) Blue Suede Shoes 1:29 15) Hound Dog 2:05 16) Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:10 17) Suspicious Minds 4:50 18) Introductions by Elvis 1:19 19) For The Good Times 3:08 20) American Trilogy 4:45 21) Funny How Times Slips Away2:49 22) Can't Help Falling In Love 1:40 23) Closing Vamp 1:23
An audience recording

Click here for promo video on Facebook.

Too Much Monkey Business" (2-LP Limited Edition)
Based on the original 1981 "Guitar Man" album, FTD Vinyl’s new release contains all the tracks featured on the FTD CD release from 2000. The 2-LP features full overdub session data insert. Pressed on 180 Gram heavyweight vinyl, it’s availability is strictly limited as all previous releases.
SIDE 1 - 1) If You Talk In Your Sleep 2) Just Call Me Lonesome 3) I’ll Be There 4) Too Much Monkey Business 5) After Loving You 6) You Asked Me To. SIDE 2 - 1) Faded Love 2) Clean Up Your Own Backyard 3) Lovin’ Arms 4) Guitar Man 5) Kentucky Rain 8) In The Ghetto
SIDE 3 - 1) Burning Love 2) I’ll Hold You In My Heart 3) Only The Strong Survive 4) She Thinks I Still Care 5) Long Black Limousine SIDE 4 - 1) I’m Movin On 2) Hey Jude 3) Blue Suede Shoes BONUS SONGS 4) Paralyzed* 5) The Elvis Medley+ Jailhouse Rock - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear) Hound Dog - Don’t Be Cruel Burning Love - Suspicious Minds 6) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck* *Taken from the album "I Was The One," + Taken from the album "The Elvis Medley, " 1982

Go to 'FTD/ SONY News 2017' for full details


Pink helps Lisa Marie following rehab: Various tabloid papers have reported that Lisa Marie is trying to avoid her father's sad fate and to get her life back on track after recent stress.
Lisa Marie's close friend Pink has been supportive, and has even encouraged Presley to delve back into her musical roots.
Recent photos of her have seen Lisa Marie looking very skinny and somewhat unhealthy. 
Things are beginning to look up for Lisa. However, Lisa's troubles are far from over, as she continues to deal with a nasty divorce from estranged husband, Michael Lockwood. Custody concerns regarding the couple's twin daughters (Harper and Finley) are still being negotiated, but the two appear to be close to coming to a suitable agreement.
Presley started the year off revealing that she and her husband of ten years were splitting.
Lisa Marie has taken it upon herself to make some huge life changes where her health and well-being is concerned.
Friends claimed Lisa's addiction to prescription pills were putting the 49-year-old mother of four at risk.
Lisa Marie started the year off revealing that she and her husband of ten years were splitting.
The divorce and custody battle news was later followed up with reports that Presley had checked into rehab for a prescription pill addiction. Following several months of concern and uncertainty for the well-being of Lisa Marie, it is good to hear that she has taken a positive turn in life.
Fans may get a chance to see Lisa Marie at Graceland this August for the 40th anniversary of her father Elvis Presley's death.
The week-long memorial celebration kicks off on August 11th and runs through the 19th. This year's 40th-anniversary celebration is speculated to be the biggest and best.
Elvis Week will include concerts, panel discussions, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, and, of course, the Candlelight Vigil.
(News, Source;Various/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 12 July 2017
'Heartbreak Hotel' New Musical: A new stage musical about Elvis Presley's early life called Heartbreak Hotel will premiere on August 30 at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. The production was written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, co-creator of Million Dollar Quartet, the hit Broadway musical inspired by Presley's famous 1956 jam session with fellow Sun Records artists Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.
Heartbreak Hotel serves as a sequel to Million Dollar Quartet and focuses on Presley's rise to superstardom. The new musical was developed by EPE in partnership with Heartbreak King Productions, which was founded by Mutrux and a number of Tony Award-winning producers.
The production dramatizes an 18-month period in Presley's life during which he works on his first recordings with help from Sun Records' Sam Phillips, and his longtime manager Col. Tom Parker begins to guide his career. The show features a variety of classic Elvis hits, as well as other memorable early rock 'n' roll tunes, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Tutti Frutti" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
"Floyd has created another incredible musical with this rich piece of rock 'n' roll history and the greatest music ever recorded," says Heartbreak Hotel co-producer Scott Prisand. "We can't wait to debut this show at Ogunquit and then tour it around the world." Heartbreak Hotel is scheduled to run to September 30.
Go here to the Playhouse for info & tickets
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'An Evening With Priscilla Presley' Australian Tour: RCM Tour productions who organised the recent massive 'The Wonder Of You' Elvis tour of Australia are planning a new tour featuring Priscilla Presley.
'An Evening With Priscilla Presley: An Open Conversation', which has been touring in the USA, will offer Australian audiences an extremely rare opportunity to gain insight into a world only a few have entered, being married to Elvis and his girlfriend at only 14 years of age.
More info when we get it - No dates confirmed as yet.

Click HERE to the 'An Evening With Priscilla Presley' Australian Tour' Facebook page and register for updates.

 


(News, Source;RCM/ElvisInfoNet)


Scottish Brewers Lose legal battle with EPE: The UK beer firm BrewDog launched their grapefruit and blood orange Elvis Juice IPA in 2015 and they say it has become one of the company's best-selling products.
However they were contacted by lawyers from The King's estate who demanded they change the name of the beverage. In response, James Watt and Martin Dickie, founders of BrewDog, changed their names by deed poll to Elvis in a bid to prove the name was not exclusive. They insisted that the Elvis Juice IPA had no connection to the singer and suggested that there ought to be "a little less conversation and more time enjoying our beer".
Although Elvis died in 1977, his name and likeness have been trademarked by EPE which earns millions of dollars every year through a licensing programme that grants the right to manufacture and sell Elvis Presley merchandise worldwide.
The ruling means BrewDog will have to change the name or apply to EPE for official permission to use it.
BrewDog has also been ordered to pay the Elvis estate's £1,500 costs in the case.
In evidence given to the hearing, BrewDog's finance director Neil Simpson said turnover for its Elvis Juice product was £1.9 million last year.
BrewDog said it was famous in its own right and had "no need to ride on the coat tails of others."
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 10 July 2017

UPDATED - 'ELVIS & The Colonel' Book Review: Published in March 2017 from author Darrin Lee Memmer, 'ELVIS & The Colonel' is an A4 format, 200-page project.
The publicity noted, "Rest assured that this is no whitewash or rose-colored approach to biography; nah, just the most contemporaneously-rich, fair-minded & engaging collection of material about Colonel Parker to be assembled in one place."

There is no doubt that "ELVIS & The Colonel" is one of the strangest books EIN has ever read.
Darrin Lee truly enjoys challenging Elvis myths. His most famous publication so far is in fact 'Desert Storm; The Shattering of a Myth' about Elvis' emotional roller-coaster ride of mid-1974.
So while the book about Elvis and Col Parker promises NOT to be a "whitewash" you can expect that it will be. 

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley spends some time soaking up the author's controversial thoughts and finds the book a challenge to the reader that will certainly getting one involved and feeling argumentative - which is not necessarilly a bad thing.

Now with READER FEEDBACK + a note from Geoffrey McDonnell

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


“Elvis Ignited: The Rise Of An Icon In Florida”: Back in 1956 a young Elvis Presley was booted out of West Palm Beach bar. It was one afternoon in 1956 and Elvis ambled into Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar for a drink. Seeing a young punk with jet-black greaser’s hair the bar keeper didn’t believe this pretty boy was 21 and so the future Rock'n'Roll king was ejected from the saloon.
It’s one of many intriguing anecdotes in Bob Kealing’s new book, “Elvis Ignited: The Rise Of An Icon In Florida”. The author and longtime TV journalist connects a lot of previously unconnected dots, showing how the Sunshine State was an incubator for Presley’s breakout year of 1956.
Kealing makes a persuasive argument that Presley’s “moonshot” to fame could not have happened without Florida, from his uneasy relationship with manager and former dogcatcher Col. Tom Parker to meeting Mae Axton, who in one afternoon at her Jacksonville home would help write the song that made Presley a nationwide sensation  “Heartbreak Hotel.”
“There’s a rich tapestry of Elvis in Florida” said Kealing, “I don’t think it was any accident that kids started picking up guitars and forming garage bands after seeing him. He was the template of cool in Florida.”
On Feb. 20, 1956, Presley performed four shows at the Palms Theatre on the corner of Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue. It was his first headlining show in a theater, topping a country-leaning bill that included the Carter Sisters, Louvin Brothers and the Blue Moon Boys, who were Presley’s backup band: guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.
By the way, that bartender wasn’t the only one who missed Presley’s significance in West Palm. Even with ads in the paper hyping his show, The Palm Beach Post didn’t bother to cover it, despite massive crowds of teenagers and screaming that practically drowned out Presley’s singing.
Kealing cuts the paper some slack. “He played West Palm Beach as a headliner in name only,” he said. “He’s just recorded ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ but it hasn’t come out yet. He’s on the cusp of fame in West Palm Beach.”
“Elvis Ignited” pulls together many fascinating strands of the Presley legend. He first saw the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach. The iconic photo from his first RCA album was shot at a Florida concert. “Heartbreak Hotel” was inspired by an account of a suicide note — “I walk a lonely street” — in the Miami Herald. Presley, who made $50 at his first Florida gig, even opened shows here for a pre-TV comic named Andy Griffith.
And the growing, unhinged passion he stirred in Florida teenagers — and the fear it stirred in parents — reached its apex when a Jacksonville judge pondered whether his pelvis-wiggling was grounds for an obscenity charge. (Presley waggled his finger instead.)
Male newspaper reporters in 1956 sounded like hysterical prudes writing about Presley concerts, the Miami News’ Damon Runyon Jr. described him as having “the glassy gape of a hypnotized hillbilly.” But one thing Kealing’s book celebrates are unsung female journalists in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Miami and Orlando who were able to see Presley with more clarity and insight.
“Men wrote in the point-of-view of parents,” Kealing said. “But thank goodness you had these prescient women. They got to know the real person behind the persona.”
Of course, in those days, celebrities were more accessible. Anybody who wandered backstage could find a shirtless Presley willing to give a female fan a smooch or a reporter an interview. (And female reporters inevitably got a hug and a kiss, too.)
Before his fame became so overwhelming, this Elvis would flirt with waitresses at truck stops or talk to fans at roadside motels.
Kealing’s book deftly captures a pre-Interstate Florida where an anonymous Presley would be traveling for grueling hours down every two-laner in the state in his signature automobile. “He’s on Tamiami Trail, he’s on 441, he’s on U.S. 1, he’s driving the pink Cadillac,” said Kealing.
It’s one of the reasons Kealing loves writing about that era in Florida:
It could give visitors a sense of how Florida fans were pioneers in the cult of Elvis.
“Floridians had extraordinary access to Presley early on,” Kealing said. “Imagine what it must have been like for these kids to see him in their black-and-white world, whirling onto the stage in Technicolor.”
(Go here for the full story)
(News, Source;myPalmBeachPost/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Exhibit at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum: Marking the 40th anniversary since Elvis' passing, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum celebrates the 33 films of Elvis Presley's movie career through a special exhibit, "The King of the Screen."
Now available with your regular Rock 'n' Soul admission price, this exhibit features 19 original Elvis movie posters, accompanied by surprising facts about each film, and never-before-seen memorabilia from Kid Galahad, Viva Las Vegas, Charro! and others.
This unique exhibit, made possible from the special collection of Larry & Judy Moss, runs through 2017 until January 8, 2018 Elvis' birthday.
Plus, don't forget, your Graceland mansion ticket saves you $2 off your admission to the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
EIN highly recommends a visit to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum when you are in Memphis.
Go here to their website for more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 8 July 2017 - "EIN is Back!" - today with TEN big news Stories
'Elvis Sun 78rpm Vinyl' Special Release - SELLING OUT FAST: EIN has been informed that the recently announced special limited edition release of Elvis' SUN 78rpm records are selling out fast. Collectors should order them asap so as not to miss out.
Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10" (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM.
This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970’s, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm.
Each of the five Sun replica 78s have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most authentic original 10 inch Sun 78 Records yet produced. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and color.
All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That’s All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
Your local Elvis dealer should have copies - or check Ebay.
This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. These are a first-time-ever high quality release for any Elvis Sun single replicas.
EIN has heard these beauties playing LOUD the other day (via a valve amp) and they sound truly AMAZING.
It is such a great sensation seeing Elvis' original releases spinning at 78rpm and sounding so good - bristling with that original excitement - the sound of the "Birth of rock'n'roll".

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' 2017 - Pre-Order Now: 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" for the 40th Anniversary - Out Friday, July 28.
On 3CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake with accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.
This is the story of Elvis Presley and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

 

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"ELVIS ON TOUR" Returns to the Big Screen in Denmark: Cinemaxx in Denmark will be showing "Elvis On Tour" at two separate screenings: In Copenhagen (Fisketorvet) on August 16th, and in Aarhus on August 17th.
For the first time since 1973 in Denmark, the movie will be shown in its full glory on the big screen.
"Elvis On Tour" was always meant to be enjoyed in the cinema, and the visual effect of the split screens is truly stunning.
It's as close as it gets to experiencing Elvis live on stage.
Cinemaxx put a lot of effort into presenting the movie as it was meant to be seen.
The quality of the master that they will be using is so good that you'd think the movie was filmed last week.
Cinemaxx is planning several surprises for the fans on those two dates: more about this as we get nearer to the date.

A real treat and a great way to commemorate Elvis on the 40th anniversary of his passing.
The presentation is in the hands of Arjan Deelen, author of "Elvis: Caught In A Trap" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes".
Right, the original Danish movie poster from 1973, "Elvis på turné".

(News, Source;ArjanDeelen/ElvisInfoNet)


More Special Guests Added to Line Up for Elvis Week 2017: EPE is excited to announce more special guests for Elvis Week!
Elvis Week is August 11-19 in Memphis at Graceland, and the festivities include Conversations on Elvis panels, The Official Graceland Insiders Conference, the Elvis Week Dance Party, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and much more.
The new four special guests are
Laurel Goodwin - (right) who made her film debut as Elvis’ co-star and leading lady in "Girls! Girls! Girls!" released in 1962.
She will attend 'Conversations: Elvis in the Movies'
Wanda Jackson - who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock-and-roll artist.
Dixie Locke Emmons - who met Elvis in Memphis at church, and the pair dated as Elvis' career took off. Official Graceland Insiders Conference
Both will appear at Official Graceland Insiders Conference
Randy Starr - who composed twelve songs for Elvis movies including  'Kissin' Cousins', 'Could I Fall in Love' and some of the WORST songs Elvis ever recorded, including 'Datin'', 'Old MacDonald' and 'Who Needs Money'.
At 'Conversations: Elvis in the Movies'
Go HERE to EPE for ELVIS WEEK 2017 Schedule for more info
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


"ELVIS: The Wonder of You" at Elvis Week: As EIN stated for months, "ELVIS: The Wonder of You" is the Elvis Week 2017 highlight '40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra'. Tickets on Sale now.
The new, critically-acclaimed concert event which has sold out arenas across the world is coming to Memphis to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley during the 40th anniversary. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley plus other surprise guests. This production is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping Elvis / RPO album releases. Join us for this historic night as we salute the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
8PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis.
Tickets for the show range from $300 to $65.
Go HERE to Ticketmaster for tickets
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Westgate awarded $2.2Million in Elvis exhibit lease dispute: A company connected with Graceland Holdings managing partner Joel Weinshanker, that used space at the Westgate for an Elvis Presley exhibit must pay the Las Vegas resort more than $2.2 million for defaulting on a lease, the resort’s chief operating officer said this week.
A court-appointed arbitrator in California ruled that Joel Weinshanker’s company, Exhibit A Circle, a Delaware limited liability company, owed the resort for 28,000 square feet of exhibit space that held 350 historical artifacts, including The King’s first gold album and his high school yearbooks.
“We are disappointed that the Elvis legacy had to be dragged through this court case, but we’re very happy with the outcome,” Westgate COO
Mark Waltrip told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday. “Hopefully the Elvis fans will understand we’re doing everything we can to protect Elvis’ legacy, but there are some things we can’t control.”
Weinshanker’s Las Vegas attorney, Ogonna Brown, could not be reached for comment.
Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE.
The artifacts came into the Westgate’s possession after it signed an agreement in late 2014 to host “Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition — The Show — The Experience.” The Westgate closed the exhibit within a year after Weinshanker threatened to default on the lease.
But a lawsuit filed in early 2016 by EPE which is licensed by the Delaware LLC, over ownership of the artifacts is ongoing in Clark County District Court. That suit was put on hold while the arbitrator ruled on the rent money.
“It’s a significant step that an independent judge reviewed all the facts and came to the conclusion that Joel Weinshanker purposely defaulted on a lease and owes us money,” Waltrip said, “We want to get paid what is due to us, and we want to make sure that the Elvis artifacts are protected and given to the proper home.”
(News, Source;LasVegasReviewJournal/ElvisInfoNet)

SuperFan John Herman passes away: When you hear that crazy "Elllllllllllvvviiiiissss" scream from the front row as Elvis appears on stage at his final great performance on New Year's Eve in 1976, you have to remember SuperFan John Herman who recorded the fabulous recording from front row in Pittsburgh.
Posted by Greybeard of FECC, "It is with a heavy heart that I am to announce the passing of Mr. John Herman on this day.
John served as a policeman in the town he lived in his entire adult life- Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
John was an Elvis fan from the very beginning. He told me the stories of how he tried to buy the records by the kid with the strange name back in '55. The label and the kids name were strange to the shop owners who served him at that time. Soon the names of Sun Records and its most illustrious artist -Elvis Presley would be on the lips of people everywhere.
John was able to get inside the world of Elvis. He counted among his friends the Stanley's, Dick Grob, John Wilkerson, Bill Porter, Felton Jarvis and others. He had personal contact and conversations with Elvis himself. He relayed many stories of those conversations with me over the years.
He attended Elvis' funeral and was inside Graceland before the throngs of people were left in. He had great experiences and memories to share.
He relayed the stories of those conversations and phone calls with Elvis to me over the years. Once Elvis found out John was a police officer, Elvis took a liking to him. Elvis even had John work some security for him during some shows- one that comes to mind is Dayton, Ohio.
John is probably most famous for capturing the legendary Pittsburgh New Years eve recording. He later sold that tape to FTD in a deal I brokered for him. Whenever you hear that show, or see the fantastic front on film with the great waist up images he shot, or look at some of his great pictures from that event.... always remember my friend. He certainly was a busy cat that night and we are all the better for that.
He also took some outstanding photos in Vegas in December 1975 & 1976.. .most don't give him credit for those but I know which ones he snapped. They are outstanding.
Rest easy my friend....you are with those who have gone on before us. Someday we will all be together once more and we will form the audience that will once again be entertained by Elvis- just like we used to.
God speed...Rest In Peace
My friend, my brother John Herman

- see full post in FECC here -
(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

'Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis' New book: From photographer Thom Gilbert (Soul: Memphis' Original Sound) comes this unique visual history, an interplay of photographs and stories that reveal the private Elvis. Larger-than-life in talent, Elvis Presley was also legendarily charismatic, a man who left a deep and lasting impression on every person who knew him. 'Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis' is an all-access pass to the personal world of Elvis Presley, an intimate look at the culture he created and the legacy he left behind.
This stunningly photographed collection pairs personal anecdotes from 75 of Elvis's friends, fellow musicians, and fans, with portraits of the people whose lives he touched and the objects and artifacts he left behind. Rediscover the man behind the image through these photographs of the places he lived and recorded, the jewelry and clothing he wore, and even the gifts he chose for friends (plus, uniquely, items that were given to Elvis) and through reading first-hand accounts from those whose experienced his profound generosity. The forward is by Kim Novak.
Thom Gilbert is an award-winning photographer.
Thom's work has appeared in numerous publications, including New York Magazine, Interview, Gotham, and LA Confidential.
Kim Novak is an award-winning actress whose illustrious film career includes Pal Joey, Vertigo, The Mirror Crack'd, and a regular role on the tv show Falcon Crest.
Go here to Amazon for more info or to order.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Everybody Let's Rock' New Import CD: 'Everybody Let's Rock - From Japan With Love Vol. 3' is the new CD from the E.P. Collector label. An audience recording Las Vegas, NV, August 5th, 1972, D/S and M/S, this 2CD-set is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 3" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Dinner show was first released in 2008 on the CD "Directly From The 1972 Elvis Summer Festival". Our new recording is of much better sound quality. The Las Vegas, August 5th, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased.
There is no need to discuss the fact that ALL shows from August / September 1972 are excellent! Natural highlights are especially ballads like "What Now My Love", ''An American Trilogy", "My Way" or "For The Good Times" and rock’n’rolls like „A Big Hunk O’Love” or "Johnny B. Goode" One song from Midnight show stands out: a cool, one-off of "Jailhouse Rock"! Needless to say that this is a rarity for 1972, and what a great version it is too.
Both concerts are taken from a recently found first generation copies of original audience recorded cassette tapes.
double digipak with great collection of images taken in August 1972.
Go here to 'All The CD News' for more info & tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!' New Import CD: Yet another from the E.P. Collector label.
"Breaking News - Elvis Seen In Kalamazoo, Michigan!" (label E. P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2017-12) yet another audience recording from Kalamazoo, MI, April 26th, 1977.
Among the concert highlights are ”Big Boss Man“, „Heartbreak Hotel“, ”And I Love You So”, ”My Way” and “Early Morning Rain”.
This is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. Portions of the Kalamazoo concert were released from a soundboard tape previously, but this show has never been available on CD in its entirety before.
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak filled with a concert review from the local press and a collection of images taken on April 26th, 1977 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Go here to 'All The CD News' for tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 1 July 2017

'ELVIS & The Colonel' Book Review: Published in March 2017 from author Darrin Lee Memmer, 'ELVIS & The Colonel' is an A4 format, 200-page project.
The publicity noted, "Rest assured that this is no whitewash or rose-colored approach to biography; nah, just the most contemporaneously-rich, fair-minded & engaging collection of material about Colonel Parker to be assembled in one place."

There is no doubt that "ELVIS & The Colonel" is one of the strangest books EIN has ever read - although that could easily be expected from author Darrin Lee Memmer.
Darrin Lee truly enjoys challenging Elvis myths. His most famous publication so far is in fact 'Desert Storm; The Shattering of a Myth' about Elvis' emotional roller-coaster ride of mid-1974.
So while the book about Elvis and Col Parker promises NOT to be a "whitewash" you can expect that it will be. 

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley spends some time soaking up the author's controversial thoughts and finds the book a challenge to the reader that will certainly getting one involved and feeling argumentative - which is not necessarilly a bad thing.

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Moody Blue' 40th Anniversary Vinyl?: Rumours abound that Sony will be releasing a 40th anniversary vinyl release of Elvis' final album Moody Blue. EIN has not had a confirmation as yet.
Our friends at Elvis Express have posted,,  With Sony Music Entertainment just announcing they will be manufacturing new vinyl for the first time in almost 30 years at a plant outside of Tokyo, Japan. September will see Sony/Legacy will be releasing a special 40th Anniversary vinyl edition of Elvis' last "NEW" album, 'Moody Blue' originally released in July 1977.
The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the 4 tracks from Elvis' final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976.
"Moody Blue" was previously recorded at the earlier Graceland session and held over for this album. Also recorded at the February session was "She Thinks I Still Care".
"Way Down" became a hit upon Elvis' death less than one month after the album was released. 'Moody Blue' was certified Gold and Platinum on September 12, 1977 and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the RIAA.
Sony hasn't released the final cover or the tracklisting, but one possible suggestion is that Sony could release the FTD double Vinyl edition through their mainstream label which featured the original masters and on the second album was several outtakes.
(News, Source;ElvisExpress/ElvisInfoNet)

If Elvis is fading you wouldn't know it by the numbers: The Memphis Commercial Appeal has posted an article conteracting the recent UK Guardian's attack on Elvis' popularity.
The article includes...
... Memphis tourism has ticked higher this year, a reflection of the new exhibits at Graceland, low gasoline prices and the sheer curiosity of visitors eager to touch the music and times of 20th-century America.
British newspapers say the value of Elvis collectibles has been declining, though Australian, British and New Zealand visitors have trooped through Sun Studio and Graceland all spring, part of a general increase in Memphis tourism.
Graceland completed $137 million worth of expansions in March, hotel occupancy rates are up citywide, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music opens seven days a week, and visits to the National Civil Rights Museum, a 26-year-old institution renovated in 2014, have climbed to a near double-digit increase this spring.
“It’s every year, just growing and growing,” said Nina Jones, operations manager at Sun Studio, which figures to attract about 200,000 visitors this year.
For many people in Memphis, and around the world, Elvis Presley typified the genuine nature of Memphis musicians.
EPE will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the entertainer’s death, beginning Aug. 11 at Graceland, the mansion in Memphis he acquired in 1957.
No one doubts the Elvis Week crowd will exceed the 30,000 to 40,000 who typically throng the 14-acre Graceland complex on the anniversary of his death on Aug. 16, 1977.
Graceland has just completed a $137 million expansion. In March, larger exhibit facilities were added to the Guesthouse at Graceland, the 450-room luxury hotel finished in 2016.
Peak Elvis?
Exactly why the global image of Elvis as an American icon endures is open to debate, but every so often it’s said interest in him has begun to fade. Last month the idea resurfaced.
The UK Guardian reported an auction house in the West Midlands found values of Elvis memorabilia dropping by half, and noted music catalogs showed the price plummeting on rare Elvis recordings, including "Good Rockin’ Tonight."
“The truth is, with many Elvis fans and collectors well into their 70s and 80s,” the Guardian opined, “… there simply aren’t enough collectors left.”
Fans contend interest in Elvis hasn’t worn away. Rather, they say, collectors at the leading edge of the baby boom have flooded markets with their Elvis possessions, driving down prices.
While the Guardian may be accurate, it is not certain fewer collectors translates into fewer Memphis tourists.
Few dead celebrities have been persistently publicized as long as Presley has.
“Since his death the stream of printed material on the life, death and myth of Elvis Presley has been continuous,”
writes George Plasketes in the 1997 book “Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture.”
Because American popular culture became a global phenomenon not long after Presley acquired Graceland, it’s probably safe to guess several billion people on earth know his name. For decades it was said Coca-Cola and Elvis were the two products known worldwide as uniquely American.
Does that mean Elvis tourists will always stream to Memphis? No.
It does suggest ELVIS will not quickly fade from common memory the way we no longer know the name of, say, Colleen Moore, the once-famous silent film actress who ushered in the 1920s bob hairdo.
Go here to the Memphis Commercial Appeal for the full article
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

2018 Australian Elvis Festival! The theme of the Australian Parkes Elvis Festival for 2018 has been already announced. Come and help us celebrate 50 years since the ’68 Comeback Special at the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, 10-14 January.
Secure your seats to the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, the BIGGEST Elvis Birthday celebration in the world with over 25 thousand fans in attendance.

Ticket sales kick off with the launch of the program on Monday 11 September.
The 2018 Feature Concert Series starring U.K. Elvis tribute artist Ben Thompson is not to be missed! Ben will perform four action-packed shows at Parkes Leagues Club.
The ever-popular Miss Priscilla Dinner continues in 2018, while the best Elvis tribute artists in Australia and abroad are warming up their vocal cords for the Parkes preliminary round of the official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
Details of the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival program still to come.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Spliced Takes - Nashville Revisited' Import CD: Another clever STAR edited CD in this great series, this time even more edits / splices were done to make an exceptional album, where tracks sound so much different then what is out there, no fake overdubs , but some tracks have been overdubbed, using snippets from the actual "recording sessions"
Devil In Disguise for example does not fade out, but has a great new ending, including TWO guitar solos.
Gold In The Mountains has been overdubbed with a more fuller drumbeat on some parts, and has been extended.
Like A Baby "you do the intro" Elvis said during the session, but here, we have Elvis himself playing it, and on the end, the guitar has been included once more.
Dirty, Dirty Feeling sounds so much different since lots of parts from the session have been included, and it's Elvis who does the ending "Gone..." instead of Ray Walker.
Stranger In The Crowd , no complete outtake of this song exists, here we get an extended "rehearsal" version..
It Ain't No Big Thing is a very different version..
On the first "Nashville" most tracks were from the sixties. Here we get a good portion of seventies selections, and well as a fifties track... all recorded in Nashville....
Go here to 'All The CD News' for tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 30 June 2017
"The Colonel" New Film: A new biopic is being planned  about "Colonel" Tom Parker, the Dutch undocumented immigrant turned carnival huckster who became Elvis' manager.
The film is being co-produced by Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker who helped free the "West Memphis Three" with a trilogy of documentaries about the infamous 1993 murder case. 
Tentatively titled "The Colonel," the film will be adapted from Alanna Nash's 2003 book, "The Colonel: The Extraordinary Life of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley."
In 1977, Alanna Nash, a feature writer for various publications, was one of the few journalist allowed to view Presley's remains, which perhaps prepared her for a career in Elvis postmortem investigation: Some of her other books include "Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia" and "Baby Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him."
According to reports Berlinger and Nash will develop the screenplay, with Berlinger as director. The producing team will include Berlinger; Spencer Proffer, a longtime composer, music producer and specialist in music projects; and Steve Binder, producer-director of the so-called "'68 Comeback" special, the NBC program broadcast on Dec. 3, 1968, that helped reestablish Elvis' credibility in the wake of the British invasion and the psychedelic Summer of Love.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'The Dark Side Of Colonel Parker' - EIN Spotlight: June 26th 2009 was a special date that commemorated four unique events of the Elvis World.
1. The 100th Birthday of Colonel Parker.
2. The 32nd Anniversary of Elvis' final concert in Indianapolis.
3. The 30th Anniversary of the death of Elvis' father, Vernon Presley.
4. The 30th Anniversary of the revelation to Elvis’ estate that Colonel Parker was still fleecing his client.

Although comedian Nipsy Russell stated that "Every entertainer should go to bed at night and pray he finds a Colonel Tom Parker under his bed when he wakes up in the morning" - is that really the truth?
It is a fact that after Elvis' death an official investigation found that "both Colonel Parker (and RCA) acted in collusion against Presley's best interests. Colonel Parker was guilty of self-dealing and overreaching and had violated his duty to both Elvis and to the estate."
While there is no doubt that Elvis and The Colonel's story is extremely complex, in this in-depth Spotlight EIN takes a look at the darker side of Colonel Tom Parker - and includes plenty of insights from Elvis’ colleagues and friends.
. Go here for this fascinating investigation- and also Have Your Say.
(Spotlight, Source;EIN)

Col. Tom Parker on the 'Gates of Graceland': June 26, - Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker, was born on this day in 1909. Get to know more about the wily old Col. Parker with the latest episode in EPE's Gates of Graceland web series.
In this episode, host Tom Brown chats with Charles Stone and Greg McDonald, who worked with Col. Parker on Elvis' career. Find out how the men got to know Elvis and Col. Parker, what the men were like to work with and much more.


To watch EPE's version about Parker go to YouTube CLICK HERE. - Runs 20 minutes.

 

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Graceland GuestHouse: Health officials are investigating a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Guest House at Graceland. Being close to the massive celebrations of Elvis Week 2017 this is not good news.
The Shelby County Health Department said in a news release Thursday that three people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease and the pool and hot tub at The Guest House at Graceland hotel are temporarily closed. The hotel is located near the Graceland museum.
People who visited the hotel between May 15 and June 26 and have symptoms should contact the department. Legionnaires' disease has symptoms similar to pneumonia, including cough, high fever and headaches. Symptoms can last between two and 14 days after exposure.
Hotel officials said, "Our hotel remains open and fully operational. By closing our hot tub and pool facilities temporarily, we are taking all proper precautions as SCHD completes its investigation."
A statement released by EPE said, “Graceland is working closely with Pyramid Hotel Group who manages the hotel. Our primary concern is the health and welfare of their guests. The issue does not affect the Graceland attraction and tours in any way.”
(News, Source;Various/ElvisInfoNet)

News from earlier last week . . .
'Elvis In Atlanta' FTD In-Depth Review: Mid 1975 found Elvis back in good form and having fun on stage.
As the Atlanta Journal commented … "The mere dimming of the lights is sufficient to set off a feminine uproar. Elvis moves across the stage .. surely the walls of the Omni will tumble at any moment. Musically he's the old Elvis... but also introduces a new recording called "TROUBLE" which is a feverish rocker harkening back to his early days."
FTD has now released a double CD of two legendary 1975 shows from the Omni Coliseum on April 30th and May 1, 1975 retrospectively.
The different piano/vocals sound mix offers an alternate musical vibe to the previously released mid-summer concerts and the gentler, less "Rockin", mix suits the ballads making them sound less O-T-T than usual.
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley check out this new 1975 two-for-the-price-of-one FTD double-pack.
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)

New French Elvis/RPO double CD: With the success of the Orchestra tour in Europe plus the 40th anniversary coming soon, Sony France is releasing the double "Elvis Symphonique" with a great cover.
"Elvis loved grandeur and panache, he dreamed of associating his powerful voice with the lyricism of a philharmonic orchestra. He would have loved these reorchestrations giving a timeless dimension to a repertoire that has become mythical" notes Priscilla Presley.
40 years after Elvis' passing the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Abbey Road studios pay tribute to the King with this 2CD set that combines the two deluxe project "Elvis Symphonique"- "If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You". This combined set also includes the six bonus titles including the legendary "Heartbreak Hotel".
The "Elvis Symphonic" experiment, initiated more than two years ago, continues to be a success all over the world: millions of records sold, a tour that has attracted more than 900,000 spectators to date, And the announcement of new European dates in order to meet the public's enthusiasm.
EIN likes the cover.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


EIN exclusives and News from earlier in June . . .
'Elvis Sun 78rpm Vinyl' Special Release: With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ passing comes a really special limited edition release that we think will become a sure fire must have addition to any collectors want list.
Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78RPM speed to the norm and these 5 magnificent Sun 10" (inch) replica singles play at 78RPM.
This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970’s, that have been made to play the original 78RPM speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm.
Each of the five Sun replica 78s have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most authentic original 10 inch Sun 78 Records yet produced. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and color.
All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That’s All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
This is a strictly low limited number release and an extra low limited number release of a CRYSTAL-CLEAR version in a clear polybag. These are a first-time-ever high quality release for any Elvis Sun single replicas.
Track down your Elvis dealers if you need a copy.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: The Man & His Music' June Issue Out Now: EIN's favourite Elvis music magazine 'Elvis: The Man & His Music' June 2017, #116 is out now.

Features include. . .
* Marty Harrell Interview
* Going Underground - The 'alternative press' of the late '60s / early '70s
* Elvis UK (1956 - '86) Revisited - 30 Years On
* "God Don't Die" - August 1977 In Quotes
* Readers' letters
* CD & Book Reviews


Go here to NDT to purchase & for more info

 

 

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Drums Of The Islands' PHS Box-Set: Soon to be released is the bootleg 'Drums Of The Islands - Ultimate Paradise Hawaiian Style Recording Sessions' box-set. The publicity suggests "a sublime 3cd boxset with the most complete Paradise Hawaiian Style recording sessions, incl. many tracks unreleased by Elvis' official record company. This stunning box also includes the complete film versions and original mono album!
Plus a newly discovered demo recording of a song rejected by Elvis and the Colonel and written by Dolores Fuller. Unfortunately never recorded by the man himself.
Including a great full color booklet !
EIN is confused as why fans would want so many versions of 'Queenie Wahine’s Papaya' etc when Elvis so disliked the music that he sang most of them as vocal overdubs...  (and fans want them in Mono as well - really!).
I guess it could be a guilty pleasure for some, but truly hard to justify...
Go here to 'All The 2017 CD News' for tracklist & more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis In The '60s' 3CD Box set: It is a complete con of course - a Public Domain UK release with nothing on it later than 1962 but with a fabulous cover from 1963.

It's the same old stuff  from all of Elvis' early sixties albums priced at £6.99 - for sixty regular tracks that you already have.
Out 16 June 2017 on the Public Domain "Not Now Music" label!


Nice cover though....

 

 

 



(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


“Elvis/Orchestra Live in Concert” US Tour: As EIN predicted, not only is the Elvis/Orchestra concert the "Main Event" at Elvis Week 2017 but a short US tour is also now on-sale. EPE have announced the US debut of “Elvis: Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, coming to 12 US cities this August. 
The concert tour features Elvis Presley as he has never been heard or seen before – with remastered vocals and the full, rich sound of a live orchestra, as well as performance footage rarely seen on the big screen.  The production features many of Elvis’ biggest hits, as it celebrates the music, life and legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time.  
Starting with its world debut in the United Kingdom last November, its recent tour throughout Europe and its current tour throughout Australia, this production has received rave reviews from the media and audiences worldwide. 
Tickets now on sale - Tour Dates:
August 2  - Akron, Ohio (Goodyear Theater)
August 3 - Cincinnati, Ohio (PNC Pavilion)
August 4  - Huber Heights, Ohio (Rose Music Center at the Heights)
August 6 - Uncasville, Connecticut (Mohegan Sun)
August 9 - Montclair, New Jersey (The Wellmont Theater)
August 11 - Baltimore, Maryland (Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
August 12 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)
August 13 - Brooklyn, New York (Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk)
August 16 - Memphis, Tennessee (FedexForum)
August 17 - Atlanta, Georgia (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
August 18  - Clearwater, Florida (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
August 19  - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
Go HERE to EPE to purchase USA Tour tickets
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis: The Wonder of You" Glorified end to Australian Tour: The Australian "Elvis: The Wonder Of You" tour ended  its capital city run last weekend with stunning reviews and packed houses. Close to forty years since Elvis checked out of Heartbreak Hotel, The King was back in the building and rocking Australian audiences at every venue.
The review from Elvis' last stand in Melbourne included..
Elvis Presley is a legend and although it’s almost been 40-years since his death, his music is still just as powerful and unfortunately for Australians, he never had the opportunity of touring Australia until now. Using past footage of Elvis from concerts and his films plus the live music from an orchestra and back-up singers, Elvis Presley the Wonder of You is a true concert spectacular that almost makes it feel like the King is actually performing.
The Master of Ceremonies for this leg of the tour is Jerry Schilling who had a very close friendship with this music icon who helps set the scene of this
performance. Although Elvis is no longer with us, Schilling creates a link for the audience. Matched with the exceptional orchestra and back-up singers, Elvis Presley the Wonder of You is quite a powerful performance which also tugs at your emotional heartstrings. Given that, it’s quite a loud experience!
Hearing Elvis performing American Trilogy with the live orchestra was definitely a wow moment and there’s plenty of them throughout the concert. Seeing the actual footage of Elvis on the giant screens not only showcased the talent of this man but also his wide range of vocals that becomes quite an immersive experience from start to finish. Songs such as Always On My Mind and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin are lifted to a new level thanks to the live music that not only pays homage to the original songs but creates a new experience for both new and old.
So as you become drawn into the music and
imagery, at times you could be mistaken in thinking that Elvis is actually live on the stage and that is where Elvis Presley the Wonder of You succeeds in creating the unthinkable and the illusion that one of the greats was actually performing right here in Melbourne Australia.
Go here to EIN's exclusive detailed original 'The Wonder Of You' concert review from London.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Strictly Elvis 1973-75' Pre-Order: Photographer Keith Alverson's new book with KJ Consulting (with Erik Lorentzen as editor) is getting ready for printing.
The publication date will be in August, 2017 during the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death!
Keith Alverson first saw Elvis in concert in the early 70s when he secretly smuggled in his small pocket camera to sneak a few photos of Elvis from there he went from strength to strength. One his first Elvis' concerts was Elvis in Atlanta, July 1973 after which he saw Elvis over 80 times live on stage.
His outstanding photos of Elvis in his "Phoenix" jumpsuits are known by every Elvis fan.
With 1,400 photos this book concentrating on Elvis from 1973-1975 it has to be a real stunner.

Four preview pages are shown below - EIN will have plenty more examples.. coming soon.

You can Pre-order the book here from Erik Lorentzen at Elvis Files - €125 including shipping Worldwide - Not USA.

Back in 2000 Elvis Unlimited previously published Keith Alverson's 'Elvis on Stage' book, however that was only a 110 page book and this new high-quality production will surpass any previous release.

(News, Source;KA/ElvisInfoNet)

'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' 2017 Release Tracklisting: SONY have now officially announced the release of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" for the 40th Anniversary celebration - Out Friday, July 28.
Distilled from the fabulous FTD deluxe release 'A Boy From Tupelo' 530 page book / CD combo (see EIN indepth review here) this mainstream release - 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' includes - for the first time ever officially - on 3 CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio - and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously officially unreleased recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
On this "MSM" release the Mae Boren Axton interview with Elvis has been removed (from the original FTD tracklistin) with the new 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' now added as the final track on CD 3. Go here to for the new tracklistings..

The accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.
This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

'All-American Boy' New PD Release: Nothing that isn't available elsewhere, but an interesting compilation from the Elvis One label and with a stunning cover photo.
... 'All-American Boy' represents Elvis Presley from the early years, with recordings from 1953 to 1960, including alternate takes and original masters complete with studio banter. Also included are 3 different versions from the song "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" from 1953, 1956 and 1957.
This album also contains great to hear and rare Elvis tribute songs and recordings from "break-in" records from the fifties and sixties. Plus an answer song ("Yes, "I'm Lonesome Tonight") to "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" from 1960. A nice collection from and about The All-American Boy... Including a 12 pages booklet with photos and recording information, with the history of "break-in" records...
1. All Shook Up (including count-in), 2. Don’t (including count-in), 3. My Wish Came True (including count-in), 4. Don’t Leave Me Now (02/1957, including count-in), 5. Treat Me Nice (including count-in), 6. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1957), 7. Old Shep (alternate take 5), 8. Blue Suede Shoes (1960, including count-in), 9. Rip It Up (alternate take 18 + master),
10. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1956 - Informal recording), 11. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 12. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (1953 - demo recording), All About The All-American Boy: 13. All About Elvis (An Interview With P.Q. Rock ‘N’ Roll - Milt Oshins) Part 1 (1956) 14. All About Elvis Part 2,  15. This Was Your Life, Elvis Presley Sid Lawrence - Part 1 & 2 (1957), 16. Dear Elvis - With love from Audrey (1956), 17. My Boy Elvis (by Janis Martin, 1956), 18. Hey, Mr. Presley (by Pete Debree, 1958), 19. The Elvis Blues (by Otto Bash, 1956), 20. Yes, I’m Lonesome Tonight (by Dodie Stevens, 1960), 21. Dear 5 3 3 1 0 7 6 1 (by The Threeteens, 1958), 22. The All-American Boy (by Bobby Bare, 1959).
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Three New FTD Releases: FTD have announced three releases for late June.
- 'Roustabout' (1-CD)
53 years after its original release FTD is pleased to announce the long awaited "Classic Album" version of "Roustabout". Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, it would Elvis’ last chart topping album until "Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite" in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material.
- Album Sales Tips From RCA Victor: (Special album release for November 1964)
We’ve had original soundtrack recordings by Elvis in the past and we needn’t dwell on their great success, but the new "ROUSTABOUT" album is undoubtedly on of the finest we’ve had! "It’s A Wonderful World" and "Big Love Big Heartache" are delivered smoothly to a smooth Latin-flavored accompaniment. Most of the tunes however, are the hard-rocker variety, especially "Hard Knocks and "There’s A Brand New Day On The Horizon." We’ve got great music, a great cover, the movie tie-in, advertising and promotion support.
The FTD includes the previously unreleased tracks 'Hard Knocks' (take 4, movie version), 'Its A Wonderful World' (take 17, instrumental), 'It’s Carnival Time' (movie version) and newly discovered 'Roustabout' (takes 1-5,7, 10-16 & movie version). Go to 'FTD/ SONY News 2017' for full tracklisting

"Start Spreading The News" Elvis At Madison Square Garden (Book And CD)
The Ultimate book about Elvis’ appearances in the Big Apple, June 1972. The book comes with a bonus CD - audience recording - containing the opening night, June 9th, 1972 show.
Pål Granlund was in New York in 1972 for the MSG concerts and there are photographs of him meeting Elvis backstage, so the book will no doubt feature his personal stories and much, much more.
Elvis At Madison Square Garden, NY City June 9 1972
1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:47 2) That's All Right 2:15 3) Proud Mary 2:39 4) Never Been To Spain 3:43 5) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:36 6) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:02 7) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:16 8) Polk Salad Annie 3:05 9) Love Me1:37 10) All Shook Up 1:08 11) Heartbreak Hotel 1:42 12) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 1:56 13) Love Me Tender 1:46 14) Blue Suede Shoes 1:29 15) Hound Dog 2:05 16) Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:10 17) Suspicious Minds 4:50 18) Introductions by Elvis 1:19 19) For The Good Times 3:08 20) American Trilogy 4:45 21) Funny How Times Slips Away2:49 22) Can't Help Falling In Love 1:40 23) Closing Vamp 1:23
An audience recording

Click here for promo video on Facebook.

Too Much Monkey Business" (2-LP Limited Edition)
Based on the original 1981 "Guitar Man" album, FTD Vinyl’s new release contains all the tracks featured on the FTD CD release from 2000. The 2-LP features full overdub session data insert. Pressed on 180 Gram heavyweight vinyl, it’s availability is strictly limited as all previous releases.
SIDE 1 - 1) If You Talk In Your Sleep 2) Just Call Me Lonesome 3) I’ll Be There 4) Too Much Monkey Business 5) After Loving You 6) You Asked Me To
SIDE 2 - 1) Faded Love 2) Clean Up Your Own Backyard 3) Lovin’ Arms 4) Guitar Man 5) Kentucky Rain 8) In The Ghetto
SIDE 3 - 1) Burning Love 2) I’ll Hold You In My Heart 3) Only The Strong Survive 4) She Thinks I Still Care 5) Long Black Limousine SIDE 4 - 1) I’m Movin On 2) Hey Jude 3) Blue Suede Shoes BONUS SONGS 4) Paralyzed* 5) The Elvis Medley+ Jailhouse Rock - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear) Hound Dog - Don’t Be Cruel Burning Love - Suspicious Minds 6) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck* *Taken from the album "I Was The One," 1983. + Taken from the album "The Elvis Medley, " 1982

Go to 'FTD/ SONY News 2017' for full details


Elvis Files Magazine Issue 20: Erik Lorentzen has posted the front cover of the June issue of his Elvis Files Magazine.

Issue #20 will feature articles on...
1953/54: Elvis, The Early Days
1961: Ocala residents remember the day Elvis came to town
1962: Elvis in Seattle September 1962
     

It's the best Elvis magazine around for high-quality and rare Elvis photos.

Subscribe annually for 4 issues by sending €58 by PayPal to: sales@elvisfiles.no

Or also €15 for a single issue

or click here to Elvis Files subscriptions

 

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


‘Elvis A Celebration’ Vintage Rock Magazine: The special UK 'Vintage Rock' ELVIS 40th Anniversary magazine is out in the UK at all good newsagents.
... Here’s a legend of rock’n’roll past who’s now likely worth well over $400 million, and there’s no signs that his flourishing afterlife is set to diminish one iota. Presidents may come and go, but Elvis, it seems, will always be among us.
Graceland in Memphis, attracts over half a million pilgrims a year (second only to the White House in visitor numbers); there are now more Elvis impersonators than ever before, and Presley memorabilia is still very much on the up and up.
He may not be living on the moon, but for all intents and purposes Elvis Presley is still alive and kicking. And whilst every exacting detail about his mammoth catalogue is out there, from all the various outtakes through to the minutiae behind every song, there are still plenty of layers to be peeled back to reveal the human being living within the shell of the ‘King Of Rock’n’Roll’.
How much of Elvis’ life was out of his control? How many of his choices were actually his own? In this special tribute, we attempt to unlock the complex machinations of a man whose fame had entirely taken over his existence; a man who seemed to be in search of something bigger – and a man who relied on a network of others, whether he wanted to or not.
From his relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker to his various band members, his infamous Memphis Mafia clique and beyond, we explore the inside stories that shed light on the inner workings of Elvis Aaron Presley.
Click here to the Vintage Rock Uk website for ordering details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘74' FTD Review: A double set featuring both Dinner and Midnight shows from August  20, 1974 from Elvis' legendary 1974 Summer Season at the Las Vegas Hilton. 
For Elvis 1974 was an emotionally turbulent year. This was his sixth season singing to the Las Vegas casino audiences, still doing two shows a night, and he was really feeling the loss of Priscilla. Yet this inner turmoil helped produce the most fascinating Las Vegas season of his career. He gave some of his longest performances and with a varied set-list including great new songs It’s Midnight, Promised Land, If You Talk In Your Sleep and Help Me.
One of the fascinations of this new double-pack is that it presents Elvis' second and third concerts by which time Elvis was back once again to the old regular set-list routine. Whatever the reason for Elvis' backwards step, fans can consider whether these concerts capture Elvis' happiness at being back pleasing his audience with the regular set-list.
Go here as super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new release.
(FTD Reviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters' VINYL: On July 28th Sony Legacy Recordings will also release a single disc 12" vinyl package that chronicles the rise of Elvis Presley before he became The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black during his first incredible year as a professional recording artist (July 1954-July 1955), this collection includes Elvis' complete single A and B-sides for Sun Records, plus additional songs recorded at Sun Studio and released on his landmark self-titled debut album in 1956.
Side 1, That’s All Right, 2. Blue Moon of Kentucky, 3. Good Rockin' Tonight, 4. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine, 5. Milkcow Blues Boogie, 6. You’re a Heartbreaker, 7. Baby Let's Play House, 8. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone, 9. I Forgot to Remember to Forget.
Side 2, 1. Mystery Train, 2. I Love You Because (RCA LP version), 3. Blue Moon, 4. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’), 5. Just Because, 6. Tryin’ to Get To You, 7. Tomorrow Night, 8. Harbor Lights
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)


'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' New 40th Anniv SONY Release: As EIN reported last Sunday, SONY have now officially announced the release of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" for the 40th Anniversary celebration in one comprehensive package. Out Friday, July 28.
Distilled from the fabulous FTD deluxe release 'A Boy From Tupelo' 530 page book / CD combo (see EIN indepth review here) this mainstream release - 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' includes - for the first time ever officially - on 3 CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio - and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously officially unreleased recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
The accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative.

Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.
This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

Essential to the understanding and appreciation of Elvis and his explosive impact on pop music and culture, this presents - in the best possible sound- every known Presley recording from his early career, when the world's first atomic singer fused blues, pop and hillbilly country swing to create an electrifying new music that changed the world.
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

'Sun Records' TV Drama cancelled: EIN is disappointed to report that there will be no second season of the 'Sun Records' TV drama for CMT. While we realise that the show strayed from the "real story", it was fun, the characters were interesting and the music, albeit sparse and incomplete, was great.
See EIN 'Sun Records' TV show review here
The 'Sun Records' story is ending with one season and has already been removed from the press site. The series is set in Memphis, Tennessee, during the early days of the Civil Rights movement and the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.
A music business drama featuring Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley, Sun Records starred Chad Michael Murray, Billy Gardell, Drake Milligan, Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees, and Jonah Lees.
CMT’s head of development Jayson Dinsmore noted, “Originally we had planned for it to be a three-night events, and we morphed the development into a limited-run series. It did extremely well but there are no current plans for additional episodes. We may revisit. You never know, because it did quite well.”
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


Exclusive EIN Report: A Night in the Presley Family Apartment: Author Zoey Goto recently visited Memphis where she stayed overnight in the Presley family apartment at Lauderdale Courts.

In a great narrative-visual account (exclusively for EIN readers), Zoey provides an in-depth report of one of the lesser known places for Elvis fans to stay when visiting Memphis. Zoey's article is accompanied by stunning and exclusive color photos.

Who wouldn't want to sleep in the bedroom occupied by the teenage Elvis?

Go here to check out a treat that no Elvis fan should miss out on..

(Review, Source: Zoey Goto/EIN)


"Elvis: 'The Wonder of You' is a triumph": Another fabulously positive independent review of the 'Elvis: 'The Wonder of You' show touring in Australia.
...  "Elvis: 'The Wonder of You' is a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley and his music. I attended the first sublime show of this national Australian tour.
Elvis Presley appeared on state-of-the-art screens that have been specially designed for the arena tour and was backed by a full 40-piece symphony orchestra with one of Australia's foremost musical directors, Chong Lim.
This show was a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley, his work and his music and it was presented in a unique way!
Elvis has sold an amazing one billion records worldwide and this figure is still going up despite the fact that some of the teenagers nowadays have not heard of him!
One of his sayings was "A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favourite part of the business, live concerts".
The show went on for about 2½ hours with the show brilliantly orchestrated with Chong Lim as Musical Director. Chong Lim is one of Australia's most respected musical directors, his compositions have been performed at both main ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Chong Lim has done a fantastic job in bringing together the music of the 40 piece Symphony Orchestra who did such a good job - it was so well done, with the timing being perfect for all the songs that were on the screen. On backing vocals were Lindsey Field, Susie Ahern and Michelle Serret-Cursio.
Jerry Schilling was the Master of Ceremonies for this Event. He presented some of his personal movies of Elvis and his family and recounted some of the stories about Elvis, their friendship, career,
as well as some stories about Elvis' family.
The show features the most recognisable voice of all time, along with the full symphony orchestra live on stage performing with the King of Rock and Roll's most well-known songs.
The actual videos were not clear and were grainy, however, this really served to make them seem more genuine, as some of them would have been nearing 50 years old when film clips were nothing like the high standard they are today.
Elvis: 'The Wonder of You', live in concert is a show well worth attending!

Go here to weekendnotes for the full review
(News, Source;IH/ElvisInfoNet)

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‘Elvis RPO Christmas/ Gospel’ album for Xmas 2017: As EIN reported back in December 2015, UK producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick were already working on the ‘Elvis RPO Christmas / Gospel’ album before the team, including Priscilla, decided on following up with the second ‘The Wonder Of You’ release and world-wide concert tour.
This was no doubt due to the massive success of the first 'If I Can Dream' album which the previous 'Christmas Duets' experimental album had not achieved.
With yet another Number One album in the UK and the “RPO” concert event ending Elvis Week 2017, EIN believes the delayed ‘Elvis RPO Christmas / Gospel’ album will now be announced for Christmas 2017 release. (Right: an EIN suggested cover)
Watch this space for confirmation..
As you can see below, producer Don Reedman has now moved on to a similar RPO overdub project but this time with Roy Orbison.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Week 2017 Tickets On Sale Now: With expectations of crowds over 80,000 Elvis fans have the chance to buy tickets for EPE events at Elvis Week 2017 starting today.  Elvis Week will celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll like never before, with special events such as Elvis: The Wonder of You Concert Event, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, The Auction at Graceland, Elvis 101, The Official Graceland Insiders Conference, A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis Concert and much more. Our special guests include Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, songwriter Mac Davis, Lisa Marie pilot Ron Strauss, Elvis' "Easy Come, Easy Go" co-star Pat Priest and more.

See below for Elvis Week Highlights

Go HERE to EPE for ELVIS WEEK 2017 Schedule ticket info and more details
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

May 25 - Sonny West - has died: With great sadness EIN has learnt that Sonny West has died. It was last year that Sonny West was confirmed to have stage 4 lung cancer - although he had been battling with serious medical issues over the last 5 years. In a twist of bad luck Sonny’s wife Judy was also suffering with breast cancer.

Sonny West told EIN, "Elvis was a substantial part of my life, and one that I truly enjoyed living. I didn’t handle the news of Elvis’ death well at all. I was devastated and just fell apart. - Elvis should never had died so young. Why should someone so talented, with so much still to offer the world in music and movies have to die so early in his life with so much left to give. If that old saying, “only the good die young” is true. Elvis is that personified.
Elvis knew there was something special about him being who and what he was. He just didn’t know what or why. But I am sure he, just as the rest of us, never expected it to be this overwhelming, and for this long with no end in sight. It is truly something very special."

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Sonny West talks to EIN: Sonny West needs no introduction to Elvis fans. As one of the members of the iconic Memphis Mafia, Sonny was a close friend to Elvis over many years. Accordingly, Sonny has many great stories to share with fans and many rare insights to offer about the real Elvis Presley, not to mention Sonny's own very interesting life since Elvis' death in 1977.
In part 1 of a long and exclusive interview with EIN in 2007, Sonny talks about:
- his book, Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business
- the Sonny West story
- why he Red, and Dave Hebler wrote Elvis: What Happened?
- Priscilla and Ann-Margret
- recounts experiences of life around Elvis
- did Elvis have a self-destructive personality?
- the film offer by Barbra Streisand
- his last contact with Elvis
-  Elvis and those racism rumors

(Source: EIN, 8 Aug 2007)


"ELVIS: The Wonder of You" Confirmed as Elvis Week Finale: As EIN has been stating for months, EPE have now confirmed  "ELVIS: The Wonder of You" as the Elvis Week 2017 '40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra'. (Australians can win tickets to the same event here through EIN!)
The new, critically-acclaimed concert event which has sold out arenas across the world is coming to Memphis to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley during the 40th anniversary. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley plus other surprise guests. This production is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping Elvis / RPO album releases. Join us for this historic night as we salute the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
8PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis.
Tickets for the show range from $300 to $65.
Go HERE to Ticketmaster for tickets sale starts Friday May 26.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet
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Elvis Week 2017 Schedule of Events: EPE have announced the 2017 Elvis Week Schedule of Events. Elvis Week 2017 will mark the 40th anniversary since Elvis' passing. EPE are hoping for this to be the largest Elvis Week ever with fans from around the world making the ultimate pilgrimage in August to be in Memphis during this very special celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. Ticket general on-sale begins Friday, May 26.
Highlights are ..
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
- Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley's Memphis.
Special guest speaker Larry Geller.
- The Auction at Graceland, 2PM. Guest House Theater
The Auction at Graceland will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career.
- The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert, 8PM Graceland Soundstage A.
Special guest performers Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet; Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor of Terry Blackwood and The Imperials; plus musician Terry Mike Jeffrey.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
Elvis 101. 10am Graceland Soundstage A,
Elvis 101 features scholars, authors and those who have spent hundreds of hours studying Elvis Presley, special guests include author Peter Guralnick, Ernst Jorgensen and Tupelo historian Roy Turner.-
- A Salute to Sun Records Hosted by John Paul Keith. 8pm Graceland Soundstage A.
Featuring special guests Jerry Phillips and Sun studio drummer J.M. Van Eaton with some of Memphis' top musicians.
MONDAY, AUGUST 14
- Official Graceland Insiders Conference 9am & 12:30pm Graceland Soundstage A,
Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include: Bill Wallace, Elvis' friend and karate champion; Sam Thompson, Charles Stone, Dick Grob, Lisa Marie co-pilot Ron Strauss;
- A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis 8PM. Graceland Soundstage A
Unique concert event with special guests Norbert Putnam, David Briggs, Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman plus guitarist Kerry Marx.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
- Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends 10AM. Graceland Soundstage A
Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Bill Medley, Bill Morris plus childhood friend Guy Harris.
Songwriters Showcase 3PM. Graceland Soundstage A
Hosted by Andy Childs, confirmed guests include Mac Davis, and Mike Stoller.
- Candlelight Vigil  8:30 PM. Graceland Front Gate
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
- Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio, 10AM. Graceland Soundstage A.
Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include: DJ Fontana, back-up singers Mary Holladay Pederson and Ginger Holladay and Sony Music's Ernst Jorgensen
- "ELVIS: The Wonder of You" Elvis Week Concert Finale:
8PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
- Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies, 10AM. Graceland Soundstage A.
Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed guest include Marlyn Mason, Pat Priest, - more guests to be announced soon.
- Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase, 1PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland.
- Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round, 7pm. Graceland Soundstage A,
See more than 20 of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world perform on stage in the Semifinal Round of the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
- Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection, 10AM. Graceland Soundstage A,
This special event will feature musicians, actors and entertainers sharing their story on how they have been influenced by Elvis and what the King of Rock 'n' Roll means to them. Special guests to be announced.
- Inside the Archives: 3PM Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free.
Take a look inside the Graceland Archives. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The Ultimate Return, 7PM. Graceland Soundstage A,
Past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners return for an unforgettable concert.
Performances by Shawn Klush, Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Justin Shandor, Cody Slaughter, Ben Portsmouth, Dean Z, Jay Dupuis, David Lee and Dwight Icenhower.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
- Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round, 7.30PM. Graceland Soundstage A
10 Elvis tribute artists from the Semifinal Round compete for the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest title.
Go HERE to EPE for ELVIS WEEK 2017 Schedule ticket info and more details
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

The Guesthouse at Graceland Gala August 14: Strictly Elvis (UK) are holding a fabulous gala night in the fantastic new Guesthouse at Graceland.
If you're in Memphis this August for Elvis Week 2017, then come and party with us and the Elvis Family at what promises to be one of the biggest and best events of the week.
Featuring two live music acts, all the way from the UK Rockin' Dave Riley, the amazing Brad Birkendahl plus an all-Elvis disco with one of the UK's best Elvis DJs - Paul Downie, this is one event you will not want to miss!
As always with Strictly Elvis events, we keep the cost low but the quality high - and this is going to be a seriously high quality and classy event.
And as ever - we have invited lots of special guests to be part of the night, you never know who'll turn up!
Monday AUGUST 14 8pm > Midnight
Tickets in advance are just £24 ($30) per person and you can get your tickets now.


Click here for tickets and more info.
EIN recommended

 

 

 

(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis Studio Sessions '56' MRS Box set: Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 3CD / book ‘ELVIS STUDIO SESSIONS ‘56’ on June 16th.
The set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s first recordings made for the RCA label in 1956. The 172-page book focuses on each of Elvis’ studio recording sessions during his first year of national stardom - from the first one in January, held in Nashville, then later in New York, before finishing his final session of the year in Hollywood in September. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and pieces of documentation.
The 3CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis Presley from 1956, along with bonus interviews. All 90 tracks have been remastered and restored to their original sound quality. Also for the first time on CD is the complete ‘The Truth About Me’ from an original US 45rpm flexi-disc. Although this has been claimed complete by FTD and other past official releases, they all had a missing sentence that was on the original disc. Included also are all the out-takes from this interview.
Click here to 'All The CD News 2017' for tracklistings and more details.

It is available for pre-order on Amazon UK here > Elvis Studio Sessions 56 - The Complete Recordings (3CD + 172 Page Book) - £32.22 & free delivery in the UK.

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


Mindi Miller Interview with EIN: Mindi Miller was a working actress when she met Elvis in early 1975. She was interested in karate (she performed all her own movie stunts), exploring spirituality and the Bible and so they had a lot in common.
Mindi Miller and Elvis bonded over their common interests and soon afterwards he asked her to go on tour with him in April 1975.
She stayed friends with Elvis through the years - along with members of the 'Memphis Mafia' - and attended his funeral.

EIN's Sanja Meegin recently caught up with Mindi Miller to talk about her close friendship with Elvis over the years.
In this fascinating interview she discusses. . .
- Her first night with Elvis
- How Elvis persuaded her to cancel her overseas movie & modelling plans
- Their mutual interest in Karate
- Graceland and meeting Lisa Marie
- Attending Elvis' funeral 
. . . and much much more...
Go here for EIN's Sanja Meegin and her intimate and detailed discussion with the delightful Mindi Miller - Now with Reader Feedback.

(Interviews, Source;SMeegin/ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis On Television 1956-1960' MRS Special Double Vinyl OUT NOW & Preview: Saturday April 22nd was Record Store Day and this year's Elvis vinyl treat is out. 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960: The Complete Sound Recordings' is a 2LP 180 gram with 24-page gatefold photo album. EIN has a great look at the beautiful packaging. You can buy this beauty through your local Record Stores - or as under RSD rules any leftover copies can be purchased from next week through local Elvis dealers.
This Limited Edition 180 gram double-album set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival sound recordings of all of Elvis Presleys television appearances from 1956 – 1960.
All the 40 tracks herein are restored re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology.
The bonus 24-page gatefold photo album contains many rare photographs & listings of Elvis TV appearances. EIN thanks our UK buddy Tony S for the photos.

GO HERE to check out this beautiful double gatefold vinyl release of Elvis' early TV performances.
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)


Book Review - 'Elvis: One Night In Toronto'; The new book from Paul Sweeney, Jean-Marc Carisse and Erik Lorentzen 'Elvis Presley In Person 'One Night In Toronto' April 2 - 1957' has caused a great deal of interest among Elvis fifties collectors with the discovery of over 300 previously unpublished photos and some delicious promises ...
A historical document - for the 60th Anniversary.
* interviews
* backstage stories
* private moments
* hundreds of never before published photos
* Photos taken from original negatives

... and there is no doubt that this new book of Elvis in 1957 in all his gold-lame glory kicks major goals on several levels over its 352 pages....

Go here to read EIN Piers Beagley's in-depth review to see whether a book about just one day in Elvis' life in 1957 can really be that good.... - (Hint: Yes, It Is!) - along with some stunning close-up images from the book

(Book Reviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Strictly Elvis 1973-75' New photo-book: Photographer Keith Alverson has announced that he is excited and proud to announce that KJ Consulting (Erik Lorentzen - Editor) are publishing his long anticipated 'Strictly Elvis 1973 - 1975' photo book.
The publication date will be in August, 2017 during the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death!
Keith Alverson first saw Elvis in concert in the early 70s when he secretly smuggled in his small pocket camera to sneak a few photos of Elvis from there he went from strength to strength. One his first Elvis' concerts was Elvis in Atlanta, July 1973 after which he saw Elvis over 80 times live on stage.
His outstanding photos of Elvis in his "Phoenix" jumpsuits are known by every Elvis fan.
With 1,400 photos this book concentrating on Elvis from 1973-1975 it has to be a real stunner. The volume is interestingly subtitled "Through The Lens of Keith Alverson Volume One".
More updates to come later!

Back in 2000 Elvis Unlimited previously published Keith Alverson's 'Elvis on Stage' book, however that was only a 110 page book and this new high-quality production will surpass any previous release.

 

(News, Source;KA/ElvisInfoNet)

'Platinum: A Life In Music' Re-Release OUT NOW: Sony UK has re-released the classic 4-Cd set 'Platinum: A Life In Music'- in a small-book format twenty years after its first release in 1997.
The set chronicles the outstanding career of Elvis Presley (1954 to 1977) from a unique perspective and it includes 100 performances, 77 of which were previously unreleased in 1997. This historic overview traces his development as an artist and emphasizes how Elvis' music always returned to its unshakable core values. This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously unreleased alternate takes of Elvis Presley's hits.
There is no info on whether this 20th anniversary release includes audio upgrades of all the "77 were previously unreleased takes" which have since been remastered.
The publicity notes, "You probably think you've heard all there is to hear from The King, what with countless Elvis retrospectives, anthologies, and reissues flooding the market. While PLATINUM is far from the first Elvis boxset, it's unique in that it's composed largely of previously unreleased material. Four discs cover every phase of Presley's career, from young Memphis hip-shaker to the Las Vegas era, adding a fresh perspective to each period.
It's both an education and a kick to hear alternate versions of songs as ingrained in the public consciousness as 'That's All Right', and others from Elvis' legendary Sun sessions."
Only £18.53 & FREE UK Delivery on Amazon UK orders (see below)
(News, Source;Sony/Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

Official Elvis CD Box-sets at bargain prices through Amazon UK

'The Wonder Of You' Elvis RPO UK Tour 2017: Following the sellout British arena tour last year and the No.1 multi-platinum album The Wonder Of You, Elvis Presley returns to the UK for a live concert experience like no other backed by the legendary Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
The six date UK arena tour kicks off in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro on November 23rd, taking in Leeds First Direct Arena (24th), Newcastle First Direct Arena (25th), Birmingham Genting Arena (27th), Manchester Arena (28th), with the finale at London's O2 Arena on November 30th.
Last year's run gained critical applause including, the Lancashire Telegraph's "By the end, the show left no-one in any doubt. Elvis is and always will be the king of rock and roll - and so much more besides".
Featuring a special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley, the shows will once again give fans a chance to experience the man who changed the course of popular music.
If I Can Dream and The Wonder Of You (Elvis' 13th No.1 album in the UK!) were produced by Don Reedman, Priscilla Presley and EPE. Priscilla Presley will be also be making a very special appearance at the arena shows.
These shows will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren't enough and who continues to break records.
Go here to EIN's exclusive review of the Elvis / RPO 2016 London Concert
  Tour Dates: - ON SALE NOW - click here for tickets
November 23 Glasgow SSE Hydro
November 24 Leeds First Direct Arena
November 25 Newcastle First Direct Arena
November 27 Birmingham Genting Arena
November 28 Manchester Arena
November 30 London O2 Arena
(News, Source;BQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview: It was with immense sadness that last month EIN had to report on the death of our great friend - and a true friend to Elvis - Marty Lacker. We will miss him dearly.
Marty is well-known as one of the key members of the Memphis Mafia and also co-Best Man at Elvis' wedding. He was known for both his honesty and being forthright with his opinions. He was the only member of the Memphis Mafia who still watched and commented on recent Elvis News. He had no issue with holding people to account (especially ones who would inflate their importance within Elvis' legacy) and would regularly ask EIN to add his comments or to correct any inaccuracy.
Elvis fans often ask about Marty Lacker's background, how he came to meet Elvis, as well as his involvement in the music industry outside of working for The King.
As a prelude to Ken Sharp's fascinating interview with Marty Lacker and a discussion about Elvis' famous American Studio' Memphis sessions, EIN presents "Marty Lacker: a life well-lived" in which Marty tells of his life in the music industry, his friendship with Elvis along with his dislike of the over-controlling Col Parker.
Go here to learn all you need to know about Marty Lacker as well as Elvis outstanding Memphis American Sound sessions in 1969.
(Spotlight; Source,KenSharp/ElvisInformationNetwork)

‘ELVIS: The Complete Works 1953 – 1955’ Review: MRS newest release, a 2CD/100page book compilation ‘MRS: The Complete Works 1953 – 1955’. The 100-page book chronicles Elvis’ short recording career there, from its humble beginnings (his personal acetate recordings from 1953) through to the final Sun sessions in 1955. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare photographs and unseen pieces of documentation.

The 2CDs contain the complete archival studio recordings from 1953-1955, Elvis’ personal acetates, the Sun masters, along with rare session outtakes. The tracks have been painstakingly remastered and restored. The set includes for the first time ‘That’s All Right’ taken from the ‘Mother’ master of the original Sun 45rpm.

But how does it differ from previous volumes about the same topic and is the audio any better?
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new volume from MRS to find what is on offer.

(Book Review: Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Book Review) 'Being Elvis - A Lonely Life': The latest Elvis biography is authored by noted rock writer, Ray Connolly. Media reviews have suggested that... "Perhaps because we all know how it ends, it’s those early years that make for the hardest reading. The decisions Elvis makes all seem to be omens of what’s still to come for the young man."...

EIN's Nigel Patterson offers his observations on a release which searches below the surface to reveal how Elvis' insecurity and loneliness were exacerbated by the unique situation that he experienced as the world's first truly global superstar.

Go here to Nigel's review of this new biography

(Book Review, Source: EIN)


Marty Lacker RIP : Sadly Marty will no longer be able to answer all your those fascinating questions, but his honesty and openess should not be forgotten.

- Chips Moman (RIP) later thoughts on Elvis
- Being a consultant on 1979 "ELVIS" movie.
- The demonstrations in Memphis this Elvis Week.
- Felton Jarvis as Elvis' Executive Album Producer.
- The Jungle Room sessions
- Elvis might have some illegitimate children
- Why did Elvis never travel to holiday in Europe,
- Is David Stanley, Holy Priest of truth, OR a liar

Go here to 'ASK MARTY' to remember the great man.

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)


'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review: The new deluxe book 'The World Of FTD' has been received by some lucky fans and Elvis collector Mike Lodge has provided EIN with a very detailed review - of well over 3 thousand words!

The book was authored and designed by Keith Flynn with input from a large number of other Elvis specialists including EIN's Piers Beagley, EM&HM's Trevor Cajiao, Geoffrey McDonnell, Gordon Minto and many others.
It is 1,200 pages, hardbound three book set, chronicling every release by FTD.The book also features 100s of high-quality photos from the collection Erik Lorentzen
KJ Consulting are proud to publish this Box Set which weighs 8 kilos.

Unfortunately the book has not arrived in Australia yet so I have not seen the final product!
Go here to see his very detailed review - plus more new preview pages - EIN thanks Mike Lodge for the review
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


EIN review - 'Elvis & RPO In Concert' London: The general media have been very positive in their reviews of the new 'Elvis & the RPO' UK concert tour. It is amazing that almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is still getting fully-deserved standing ovations at packed arenas.
Cleverly put-together, the interaction between an On-Screen Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra works better than many expected.
Once again the new Elvis shows have such an impact that reviews note, "So realistic fans felt Elvis really was in the building! "
Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Brian Quinn was at the London O2 concert and reports back in detail on the lengthy concert.
Go here for the review, concert photos and more 

(Spotlight; Source;BQ/ElvisInformationNetwork)



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EIN's Elvis Facebook page this week celebrates its 20,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues

So Elvis fans don't miss out on these rare and exciting photographs.

Now with over thousands of great photos, News and with more added every day – including YouTube footage.

Click here to Facebook - Elvis Information Network group.


Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life: Finally, Linda Thompson's memoir has been published.....and it has been well worth the wait! Linda's life, not only with Elvis, but with two other global icons and her own amazing career is an engrossing and revealing read.

Inside its nearly 400 pages Linda reveals her life as an individual, as a mother and as a partner. We learn of the similarities and differences between the three.

Alternating between the light, dark and shades of life in between, A Little Thing Called Life is an honest and intimate account of the incredible life of an amazing woman, from the three men who shared her life and her family to the highly successful and varied career that she continues to enjoy. (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Read Nigel Patterson's detailed review


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UPDATED - 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' EIN Review:  Released for August 2016 this SONY Legacy pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ last recording sessions which took place in Graceland’s Jungle Room.
The publicity noted the sessions “have been newly mixed by Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording” and “includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a ‘fly-on-the-wall experience’ of what the sessions were like".
Elvis' original 76/77 albums were fairly uninspired collections (bar a few fine singles) and on the original LPs it was almost impossible to glimpse any sign of creative input from Elvis through the syrupy overdubs. It wasn't until the release of FTD’s magnificent ‘The Jungle Room Sessions’ that many fans began to understand the raw emotion, close camaraderie and Elvis’ personal feelings that were revealed by these intimate Graceland sessions.
To produce that same kind of revelation for the 'General Public' would be a very tricky project but that is exactly what the new legacy team has done - and to great effect.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley discovers the old Elvis magic and what is special for Elvis Collectors in our in-depth review
Now Updated & Expanded with Your Comments - James Burton talks about the Jungle Room sessions & more
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)
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In Australia - buy this great release for only $23 at JBHiFi click here . delivery only $1.70!

Please Do Not be ripped off by other Australian Elvis shops.


UPDATED - Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three: Paul Dowling is without doubt one of the major names in the Elvis World. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia.
With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
In the final part of our fascinating interview Paul Dowling discusses ....
- Dodging the FBI agents that were sent after him
- Unreleased Elvis material that still hasn’t come out
- Why does Ernst Jorgensen doubt this claims
- His BMG project 'For The First Time Ever' - what happened
- The true story of obtaining the Million Dollar Quartet tape
- His thoughts on Paul Lichter, Sean Saver, Sherif Hanna, Rex Martin
- Spending time with Alan Fortas
- Jim Curtin, newly added story 
Go here - Don’t Miss Part Three of our exclusive EIN interview - an essential read for Elvis collectors.
(Interviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

(Book Review) Elvis on Television 1956-60 - new Boxcar deluxe production another winner!: Joseph Pirzada and his Boxcar organisation return with their new deluxe, coffee table examination of Elvis' early television performances. Elvis On Television 1956-60 impacts the reader on several levels – it not only informs, but it entertains and also delights as a potent narrative-visual record of Elvis on 50s-early 60s TV, highlighting its importance in propelling his career beyond being contained only to a regional footprint.

Read Nigel Patterson's detailed review of another winner from Boxcar - including some great Elvis photos !

(Book Review, Source: EIN)


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'Elvis Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash FTD Book Review: Focusing on Elvis in late 1970 and early 1971, "Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash" is the new FTD Book/CD combo by Flaming Star/FTD.
Produced by David English, Pål Granlund and Paul Richardson, this book presents a detailed chronicle of Elvis’ personal life and public career between the autumn of 1970 and the early weeks of 1971.
It is a hardcover, large-format book with 450 pages that offer detailed coverage of Elvis’ life and career over the important four months from October 1970 to January 1971.
The publicity promised hundreds of photographs, many of them candid and previously unpublished and new and exclusive interviews.
It also comes with a bonus CD with unreleased versions of studio-tracks plus Elvis’ concert in Portland, Oregon on Nov 11th 1970.

Can it really be as good as promised? EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers plenty .. Go here to our indepth review featuring plenty of extracts and wonderful photographs.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'ELVIS - NBC TV Special' FTD CD Review: Elvis’ NBC TV Special was such a high point in his career - his musical renaissance and the sound of him kicking open the door to his prison cell of movie contracts and dreadful scripts - that can there really ever be enough compilations to satisfy us all?
'ELVIS - Original Soundtrack Recording From His NBC TV Special' is finally released as an FTD "Classic Album" with a 16-page booklet and remastered audio.
The first disc includes the original album plus the expected Bonus Cuts, while Disc 2 contains a full 80 minutes of Elvis' studio sessions of June 21-23 with LA session band 'The Wrecking Crew'.
The vast majority of the session outtakes however have been previously released, so can this FTD Classic Album really offer anything new?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers that it is one of FTD's best releases of all time!
Go here for our in-depth review
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS On Television The Complete Sound Recordings' Review: The 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first appearance on national television is celebrated with this 2CD/100-page set.
The new MRS box-set was publicised as containing the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored.
The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale interview.
The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs.

In the individual chapters Gordon Minto provides the main details and highlights of each TV performance. Matching the text, each chapter features around 15 pages of significant photographs, a surprising number of the in colour.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new MRS CD/Book package with an in-depth review along with some scans from the book showcasing some excellent Elvis images.

(Book/CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


Now available:

NOW UPDATED - 'Elvis Presley - The Album Collection' EIN Review: This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley. It features nearly all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live.
It includes a 300-page deluxe fully illustrated hard cover book with complete insightful commentary, discography and recording session data. Elvis Presley-The Album Collection represents a level of artistic achievement unparalleled to this day.
Elvis collectors have bought these Elvis albums time and time again - so can this new set really offer anything more..
Go here as Elvis author Shane Brown investigates the new deluxe box-set and and discovers the good, the bad and truly great value package ...
Now Updated- EIN Contributor David Tinson add his comments on the two classic albums NBC-TV Special and Memphis To Vegas, Vegas To Memphis
(CD Reviews; Source;ShaneBrown/ElvisInfoNet)

'Ultimate Elvis' New Electronic Edition: Announced by Elvis sessions expert Keith Flynn for publication November 1 is the brand new concept of the 1750 page super-deluxe Elvis sessions book 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition.
This incredible three volume book will now be available as an e-book on an i-pad or android tablet.
- Created in HTML5
Fully updated e-books will open in any web browser on any operating system, so no need for separate downloads for different operating systems.
- Life-Like 'Flipping' Pages
Flip through pages as if you are reading an actual book, but also being able to zoom-in to view smaller images and captions.
- View as Double or Single pages
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Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?: A question that has puzzled Elvis fans through the years is whether he actually recorded the song ‘Tiger Man’ during his years at SUN studios.
The basic question is why did Elvis refer to 'Tiger man' several times in concert as “The second song that I ever recorded, not too many people heard it”?
And if Elvis DID record it, then why hasn’t any reference to it at SUN or proof of its existence been found?
Elvis would first perform ‘Tiger Man’ in concert at his first 1969 Las Vegas International season and would continue playing it through the years – usually in a medley with Mystery Train - until his last performance at Saginaw on May 3 1977. He would sing it over 150 times on stage!
The thought that there might be an acetate or undiscovered tape of Elvis at SUN singing ‘Tiger Man’ is a mouth-watering concept - but is it an unlikely fantasy or strong possibility?
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