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Interview - '
Elvis, Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon', with author Dr. Mark Duffett
Sunday 9 August 2020

(Book Review): Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon (Mark Duffett): The latest book release from Mark Duffett (author of Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs) was recently published.
In Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon, the author returns to his academic roots and offers readers a fresh and stimulating perspective on how the Elvis Presley phenomenon should be considered in 2020.
Challenging other academic positions, Duffett traverses a rich theoretical terrain, including race, culture, consumerism, and sociological and psychological theory, in presenting his position.

EIN’s Nigel Patterson offers his view on this new book. Read Nigel’s detailed review here.

(Book Review, Source: EIN)

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"From Elvis In Nashville" Tracklisting Announced: At last the official RCA Legacy announcement and they say..
... Good things come to those who wait! Now for the first time ever, Elvis Presley's legendary 1970 Studio B sessions will be released as an official album.
On 'From Elvis In Nashville', Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spring (John Prine, Jason Isbell) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him.
'From Elvis In Nashville' will be available in a 4CD boxed edition including two bonus discs of rare and /or unreleased outtakes from the 1970 sessions (also available digitally).
A highlights package will be available in a 2LP 12" vinyl pressing.
Release date Friday, November 20, 2020

> The first two CDs features all forty 1970 Nashville Masters Undubbed
> The second two CDs features 34 "best of" Studio Outtakes including some previously unreleased versions
> The two-LP vinyl release features selected highlights from the box set

See EIN's 'All The SONY / FTD News' for full tracklistings

Graceland Shop Pre-order is US$45 - Go here to SONY ElvisTheMusic News for official publicity.
(News, Source;RCA/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis: A Three-Hour Special airing in Elvis Week: “Elvis: A Three-Hour Special” tribute show is set to air on LA2 Radio streaming service on Aug. 16 — the day Elvis died at the age of 42 — at noon PST, and again at 6 p.m.
The show was produced at Drake-Chenault beginning the day Elvis died in 1977, and it was shipped to clients just two days later to air that weekend.
“Our competitors were shocked and astounded at how quickly we were able to get such a high-caliber program on the air in such a short time,” said Hank Landsberg who worked at the company back in the 1970s.
He explains how it all came together. Much of it was luck in the timing!
“The second week of August 1977, we had just begun production of a new edition of ‘The History Of Rock And Roll,’ which originally aired on KHJ in 1969. The show would be a 52-hour ‘blockbuster’ that documented the birth and development of rock and roll music. Hours three and four were already planned to chronicle the life and music of Elvis Presley.”
Basically, the team decided to pull the material already planned for ‘HRR’ and use it for a tribute to Elvis’ life and career. Landsberg explains, “The ‘Elvis hours’ scripts were already written, music was researched and pulled, instrumental tracks for voiceover backing were ready,

interviews and other actualities had been edited and were ready for final production by studio engineer Mark Ford.
“We had everything ready to go when Elvis died on Tuesday, August 16. ‘HRR’ writer Gary Thoreau made some last-minute script revisions; Bill Drake came in Tuesday afternoon and began recording the voice tracks for the show.  We all pulled an ‘all-nighter’…staying thru the night while Mark did the studio production. I believe he finished about 10 a.m. the following day.
“The master tapes went into duplication, and we had station copies ready to ship Wednesday afternoon. They went via UPS-2 Day, and arrived at the stations on Friday, for air that weekend.”
Elvis: A Three Hour Special will be presented without commercial interruption, and will run about two-and-a-half hours. - Listen at LA2.indexcom.com/player/6
(News, Source: L.A. Daily News)

(Tribute album) 'My Happiness (I Love Elvis)' – Amanda Lear: Many fans will not know anything about Ms Lear, but for those who appreciate tribute albums, Amazon has Ms Lear’s available to stream.
EIN's Roxy Music fans will however remember her as the model on the cover of their second album 1973's For Your Pleasure. Born in France she was a singer and TV presenter, a "muse" to painter Salvador Dalí, a lover of David Bowie and also had some minor 80s' Discos hits in the UK charts.
To quote from the tabloids, "Amanda Lear has shared the sheets with David Bowie, spent 16 summers at Salvador Dali's coastal home, inspired Roxy Music and was allegedly the spark behind Joanna Lumley's character 'Patsy' in 'Absolutely Fabulous'
The 14 tracks are: Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, All Shook Up, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, It’s Now or Never; You’re the Devil in Disguise, Viva Las Vegas, Heartbreak Hotel, What Now My Love?, Trouble, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Can’t Help Falling In Love, My Happiness, Suspicious Minds (edit).
(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)
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'Summer Vacation Special - by special request' New Import CD: A new cd release from ELVIS ONE in the New Album Series. "Summer Vacation Special - Elvis Presley by special request" contains 25 tracks including original mono single and album versions, alternate takes and more!
A total of 8 tracks + a lot of the Mono versions are previously unreleased by Elvis official record company on cd, including a previously unreleased "Girls! Girls! Girls! / Fun In Acapulco" radio spot taken from the original promo disc!
Also including are the original Summer Vacation Special single tracks (released on single in 1964, 1966 and 1967) "There's Always Me", "Judy" and "Such A Night" in original Mono.
A great album compilation for this summer!
EIN Notes - Mainly mono versions plus a few extras such as Down In The Alley (Screaming girls version), C’mon Everybody (Composite movie version) and Mexico (Dubbed movie version)
Go to EIN's 'All The CD Release News 2020' for full tracklisting
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 6 August 2020

'From Elvis In Nashville' New 4CD Set: RCA / Legacy Recordings is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis Presley's mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album. On From Elvis In Nashville, Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spring without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
From Elvis In Nashville will be available in a 4CD boxed edition including two bonus discs of rare and/or unreleased outtakes.

A highlights package will be available in a 2LP 12" vinyl pressing.
At the close of the 1960s, Elvis Presley, the atomic-powered singer of the 1950s, put his stamp on the rock revolution decade, reestablishing himself as a musical and cultural force to be reckoned with. His electrifying Elvis '68 Comeback special made television history and his long-awaited return to non-soundtrack recordings at Chip Moman's American Sound Studio in Memphis, January-February 1969 – yielded major chart hits including 'In The Ghetto', 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'Kentucky Rain' and 'Suspicious Minds' and well as a pair of acclaimed 1969 album releases, From Elvis In Memphis and 'Back In Memphis'.

From Elvis In Nashville serves as a mirror and companion to his earlier Memphis recordings, bringing fresh fire, exuberance, humor and emotional resonance to the Studio B sessions.
For his first recordings of the 1970s, Elvis revisited the blueprint that made his American Sound sessions so successful. Because he hated doing overdubs, he wanted to cut loose live in the studio with a band in sync with his sensibility. Freed from obligations to music publishers, Elvis was able to pick and record songs that were contemporary, relevant and meaningful to him, from covers – including his transcendent interpretation of 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' – to the epic material then powering his Las Vegas residencies and return to live performing.
If the American Sound recordings in Memphis opened the door for Elvis' return to the stage and top of the charts, his next recordings – the fabled 1970 Nashville Marathon Sessions – would lay the groundwork for another revolution in pop music. Under the direction of producer Felton Jarvis, Elvis joined forces with one of the most potent studio ensembles ever assembled to create an often underrated chapter in Presley's rich legacy. Working with the fabled "Nashville Cats" for his first album of 1970, Elvis Presley connected to a circle of contemporary musicians that included Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, George Harrison and others.
In June 1970, Elvis returned to RCA Studio B to create a new sound for a new decade. From 1958-1971, Elvis recorded more than 200 tracks at Studio B, beginning with five classic songs, including 'A Fool Such As I' before shipping off to Germany with the US Army. He recorded Elvis Is Back!, his first post-army album, at Studio B in March-April 1960 and many more throughout the sixties
For his 1970 Nashville sessions, Elvis was able to handpick his own repertoire and, delve into the rich variety of American music in his marrow, combining elements of bluegrass, honky tonk, Western swing and the rockabilly he'd virtually invented with contemporary pop, ballads and epic showstoppers. Bringing a fresh and vital new approach to pop and country music, Elvis' performances on From Elvis In Nashville presaged and encompassed emerging trends from countrypolitan and Americana to outlaw country.
These sessions are widely recognized as among Elvis' best because of the undeniable chemistry between Elvis and his astonishing studio band comprised of multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson), bassist Norbert Putnam (Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, J. J. Cale, Tony Joe White, etc) and pianist David Briggs (Dean Martin, Joan Baez, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tony Joe White, George Harrison, among others).
Known colloquially as the "Nashville Cats" this finely-honed studio ensemble, like Elvis himself, connected the worlds of pop, rock and country music. For the June sessions, Elvis brought in his longtime on-stage guitarist James Burton; with Eddie Hinton in September. Elvis plays acoustic guitar throughout the June sessions.
The five-day "marathon" sessions yielded a wide variety of material including a spirited rendition of Willie Nelson's 'Funny How Time Slips Away', the heartrending 'I've Lost You' and the powerful 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. A wild, single-take version of 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' was a highlight of the September 22 session.
The music Elvis created in his 1970 "marathon sessions", presented here without layers of overdubbing heard on the original releases, stands among Presley's best and has proven immensely influential. It established musical directions he pursued the rest of his career, predicted his late-in-life pop- and-country radio successes, and modeled sounds for countless country stars to come.
From Elvis In Nashville provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Elvis and the way he made music that lasts forever.
No tracklisting has yet been announced. The release date appears to be November, 2020.
(News, Source;Amazon/FECC/ElvisInfoNet)- CLICK to 'All The SONY FTD News' for more info and mp3 sample


Virtual Elvis Week 2020 More Details: Virtual Elvis Week 2020, August 8-16, will feature past fan-favorite Elvis Week events – PLUS all-new interviews, celebrity call-outs, Best of Moments, a Facebook Live at Graceland Mansion and more.
From The Memphis Boys Salute, to An Afternoon with Elvis’ Piano Man Glen Hardin and the 2017 Ultimate Return, Virtual Elvis Week attendees will enjoy a full schedule of concerts, performances and panels pulled from the Graceland Video Archives and presented for the first time online - many never before seen in their entirety outside of those who experienced them in-person.
Virtual Elvis Week will also offer all-new exclusive interviews with Elvis co-stars Mother Dolores Hart and Marlyn Mason; TCB Band member James Burton; former members of The Stamps Quartet Richard Sterban and Larry Strickland; bassist Norbert Putnam who recorded more than 120 songs in the studio with Elvis; Sam Thompson, Elvis’ bodyguard and the brother of Elvis’ girlfriend Linda Thompson; and Charles Stone, who worked closely with the Colonel on Elvis' tours and career.
In addition, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the Elvis Week tradition of friendship and camaraderie through the online fan community where they can share stories, photos, video messages and more! It is the perfect place to gather together to celebrate Elvis’ life and legacy with other fans from around the world.
Plus, some of our Elvis Week special guests will be stopping by so you never know who you might run into.
Virtual Elvis Week will be offered through a private, closed Facebook group which will allow fans the opportunity to watch the special programming at the best time for them.
All concerts, panels and other special content will be available for viewing through the end of August.
Go here to EPE for full schedule of events
Tickets for Virtual Elvis Week 2020 are $39
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Billy Goldenberg "Comeback" Musical Director Dead at 84: Billy Goldenberg who was musical director for Elvis' 68 “Comeback Special”, The Ann-Margret Show, An Evening with Diana Ross and others. He also worked on scores of TV shows ranging from The Young and the Restless to Columbo, Kojak, and Steven Spielberg’s Duel, has died. A two-time Emmy-winning composer and 21-time nominee he was 84.
Goldenberg also scored several movies including Elvis' “Change of Habit,” Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam,” "The Last of Sheila,” and “Reuben, Reuben.”
In 1968, he was set as musical director for NBC’s Presley program that would come to be known as the ’68 Comeback Special. A few years later, Goldenberg would work with up-coming legend Spielberg, on his seminal TV movie Duel.
“A composer should be sensitive to what’s happening on the screen,” Goldenberg told the L.A. Times. “It’s better to
underplay and understate, even though it often becomes a personal struggle for me because I’m very emotional, always ready to pour my heart out.”
He quit television in the late 1990s and returned to New York, although he went on the road with Bea Arthur, playing piano for her one-woman show “…And Then There’s Bea” in the early 2000s. He is the subject of a documentary currently nearing completion.
At the time "Comeback" director Steve Binder chose Billy Goldenberg as a last minute replacement for arranger Billy Strange who wasn't working out.
Goldenberg explained that for his arrangements he wanted to find a path to "Elvis' subconscious character, the things that were going on that he didn't say, but did. I wanted to bring Elvis into the new 60's era and make his music valid.
Elvis was tender and lovely and polite. Although I also noticed at that time there was a lot of rage within him. There was a lot of raw primitiveness, and a lot of sexuality in Elvis. And if course there is the tender side."
Photo Right, EIN's Mandy Squair talked with Billy Goldenberg at Elvis Week 2018
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie leaves courthouse visibly upset: In what must be the worst timing for a grieving mother Lisa Marie's current divorce and custody case against fourth husband Michael Lockwood is in court this week. Understandably it is taking a huge toll on her already fragile emotions and Michael Lockwood appears to be playing hard.
Lisa Marie, now 52, was spotted exiting the Los Angeles courthouse on Wednesday looking visibly upset and near tears.
She was described as looking very exhausted and sad following her day in court. Lisa Marie has been facing a very tough past few weeks following the July 12 death of her son Ben Keough. (shown right in happier times)
While Lisa Marie is still obviously and understandably overcome with grief the turbulent court battle over the custody of 11-year-old twins daughters Finley and Harper has apparently completely overwhelmed her.
Michael Lockwood appears to be showing little to no compassion for Lisa during this court battle. Last week Lockwood filed court documents asking that Presley be stripped of primary custody of the twins. Lockwood stated several reasons behind hid request with the most important one being he believes that Presley is in danger of relapsing.
He claims that Lisa, who has previously admitted to past
battles with prescription drug and alcohol addictions is at such a dark time in her life due to her son Benjamin Keough's recent suicide, she is very vulnerable.
Lockwood also claims he feels that given Presley's current state the couple's daughter's safety could come into question.
Lockwood doesn't stop with just using Presley's son's suicide against her he also claims he feels very uncomfortable with the girls staying with Lisa because he feels she may engage them in conversations about suicide. He also added that he does not want the girls living with Lisa due to her having guns in the home.
It appears as if Lisa Marie's abilities to parent the children are being called into question at every turn by Lockwood.
Given the nastiness Lockwood is using in court it is no wonder Lisa Marie is upset.
All is not lost though as Lisa Marie has plenty of facts on her
side and will no doubt attack Lockwood's version in the upcoming days. (photo right from 2015)
The custody trial between Lisa Marie and Lockwood looks like becoming one of the nastiest celebrity divorces of the decade.
EIN wishes Lisa Marie all the best under these truly awful circumstances
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 2 August 2020

‘Elvis: That’s the Way It Is’ CINEMA BACK ON for AUGUST 13: Trafalgar has announced that the cinema re-release for “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” that was rescheduled to AUGUST 13 is BACK ON. How this is going to work or make such an IMPACT, with new social-distancing in place EIN is not so sure.
To celebrate 85 years of Elvis Presley and 50 years since the film’s original 1970 release, the King returns to cinemas – remastered - with Elvis: That’s The Way It Is, an unmissable event for fans around the world.  The event will mark the 50th anniv of the film’s original release by MGM.
On July 31, 1969, in Las Vegas Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade.
Elvis' series of concerts broke all box office records and completely re-energised the career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
EIN notes it is booked into four cinemas in Sydney, Australia and all over the country. 'Elvis: That’s The Way It Is' was planned for the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Australia and New Zealand - with CV19 rules please confirm locally. Go HERE to the TTWII website to BOOK LOCAL CINEMA TICKETS & for all the details - (News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis' Sun Martin D-18 Guitar - SOLD: After all the hype, hoping that "Elvis Presley’s most important guitar" would become the most expensive guitar ever bought at auction - with expectations it might reach US$3mill - Elvis' historic 1942 Martin D-18 guitar, Serial Number 80221, (his “Sun Sessions” guitar), was apparently sold for the "Minimum bid US$1,200,000" with only one bidder.
This historic guitar was currently on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and was the first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll.
The guitar comes with extensive documents of provenance including: 1. A photocopy of a receipt from O.K. Houck Piano Co. 121 Union Avenue Memphis 3, Tennessee, September 11, 1956. 2. Photocopies of correspondence from the curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum, Nashville, Tennessee. 3. A photocopy of an affidavit from the owner of the guitar between 1956 - 1991 confirming the provenance. The hoped for estimate was $2,000,000- $3,000,000!
Click here for more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 31 July 2020 - - - The Day Elvis Rocked The International Las Vegas - - -
"ELVIS 1969" PART 2: While the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' stunning return to live performances was officially celebrated last year, disappointingly there was no related documentary. Luckily, Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty has now followed-up his unique in-depth look at 'Elvis in 1968' with this new special, an exclusive two-part documentary focusing on Elvis' stunning year of 1969.
Released today July 31st, "ELVIS 1969 Part 2" continues Laverty's look at Elvis' Las Vegas "Return-To-Splendour" and much, much more.
The story is told by those who were there, including his band members, backup singers, song-writers, friends and family.
Featuring newspaper articles, home movies, archive footage plus unreleased footage from Elvis' 1970 'That's The Way It Is".
"ELVIS 1969" Part 2, released today includes rare archive interviews including Orchestra Leader Bobby Morris (I'd never see this interview before), George Hamilton, Priscilla, Sammy Shore, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr, Jerry Scheff, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Del Shannon plus some wonderful home-video of Elvis on stage in 1969.
Settle down to another impressive two hours. CLICK HERE TO VIMEO TO VIEW.
While "ELVIS 1969 Part 2" has to feature a lot of 1970 material from TTWII to help explore Elvis' legacy back in 1969, fans can only blame Col Parker for that. How could such a monetary based manager not bother to film even 10 minutes of Elvis' comeback?
EIN THANKS Dennis Laverty for his dedication. WATCH THIS NOW, in case it disappears. We hope you enjoy it.
(Spotlight, Source; DennisLaverty/ElvisInfoNet)

'ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL Vols 4 and 5' - SNEAK PREVIEW: Elvis Files' Erik Lorentzen's two-volume follow-up to his stunning 'That's The Way It Is' trilogy.
Erik explained.., This new set consists of two Hardcover books, about 800 pages, packed in a slipcase and will contain more than 1,100 colour and black / white photos you never have seen before in pristine quality
AND NO ONE ELSE HAS OR WILL GET THESE PHOTOS - ONLY IN THESE TWO VOLUMES.

Collectors have been wondering what possibly could be new in these new volumes.
Well Erik Lorentzen has collaborated with Jerry Luckenbach to create these stunning new books - CHECK OUT these beautiful images below..

All orders can be done by sending €199 by PayPal to: sales@elvisfiles.no
This includes DHL worldwide

Click HERE to our EIN Sneak preview - to see more EXCLUSIVE great preview photos.

 


(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)


TTWII FTD 50th Anniv Deluxe Release: FTD author David English has also posted this new promo for the new Deluxe FTD TTWII box-set to help excite those collectors who haven't yet put their pre-orders in.
English confirms.. All the TTWII books and cds have been manufactured. We will be visiting the Printers on Monday to check over the product before they are transported to the warehouse mid-week.
Looks like this FTD product won't be as delayed as usual.
The new FTD deluxe release to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis performing for the MGM cameras in Las Vegas will be a 600 page double-volume book with EIGHT cds featuring the complete rehearsal recordings. Many of which have never been previously officially released.
GO HERE as EIN checks out The Good, The Bad and the various Pre-Order prices & full tracklist..
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis News from earlier this week ...
"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review: Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty has produced a new unique in-depth look at 'Elvis in 1968' with this new special, an exclusive two-part documentary focusing on Elvis' stunning year of 1969.
"ELVIS 1969" Part 1 includes rare archive interviews from Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis, The Memphis Boys, back-up singers such as Donna Thatcher and Jeannie Greene, along with Elvis musicians and also includes interviews and scenes from Elvis' last three 1969 era films.
While the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' stunning return to live performances was officially celebrated last year, disappointingly there was no related documentary.
EIN's Piers Beagley takes a look at this unique in-depth four-hour documentary..
(Spotlight; Source;PB/ElvisInfoNet)

EIN Spotlight: Changing Times, Heavy books, and the two-class Elvis world: While a lot of fans believe Col Parker was bad for Elvis the one thing the Colonel usually got right was to look after the fans. From reasonable ticket prices, cheap licensed merchandise and assisting fan clubs, he worked with fans to engender good will and build interest in the latest Elvis releases.

In 2020, the situation is very different. EPE is owned by commercial interests meaning entry costs to Graceland, and buying licensed Elvis merchandise is no longer cheap - and importantly, no longer affordable for many who have been fans since the 1950s.

Another change is Follow That Dream, RCA-SONY, Eric Lorentzen, Venus, etc all now publish expensive "Deluxe" collections. Some costing US$350. Out of reach for most fans, so why is this?
The answer, of course, is money. There is obviously a neat profit in targeting the higher end of the Elvis fan market. In this respect, the proliferation of coffee table Elvis books is similar to the (admittedly) less regular annual Elvis box set extravaganzas from RCA/BMG/Sony. And, of course, plenty of the material in all these publications has usually been previously released but now include a few new additions or "upgrades" to attract customers.

EIN asked you to comment and we received a large number of replies, including a lengthy explanation from Eric Lorentzen. Reader comments include..
- I totally agree. Fans are being ripped-off, there is a money hungry frenzy going on in the Elvis world...
- Even Graceland has become too expensive for the general fan
- Fans are shocked by these new prices, many cannot afford it anymore
- I hope your article resonates with EPE and others that they are ruining it for middle class and poor Elvis fans.

Eric Lorentzen however adds.. "For the money? No way. Fans think that I and others do this only for the sake of money. But have they considered what the purchase of photos, printing, shipping and all other expenses are?"
Go HERE to read these comments in full, - and Have Your Say.
(Spotlight; Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


UK's Todd Slaughter Still thinks Col Parker was a good manager: Once again the UK's Express are stirring up the Elvis legacy.
They recently checked in with UK Fan Club President Todd Slaughter as to whether Colonel Tom Parker a good manager.
... Elvis fans have not often looked on Colonel Tom Parker with fondness. Colonel Tom has been accused by many of mishandling Elvis’ affairs, even to thw extent where he allegedly took an exorbitant amount of his profits.
However Todd Slaughter, the head of the largest Elvis fan club in the UK, had a different view of the late manager.
Speaking to Express Uk, he said Colonel Tom wasn’t who many depicted him to be.
He said: “Colonel is depicted as a Svengali character and, to be fair, most managers of
popstars over the years have been more than a bit dodgy… Colonel Parker was possibly no different from that but he really did work hard for Elvis. Even when Elvis was on tour, he went to the next town, he made sure the radio, the TV were aware that Elvis was arriving. He even put additional posters up, even if the venues were sold out, because what he was doing was selling Elvis.
He was dedicated to promoting Elvis.”
According to Todd, a few managers of the time may have done some dodgy things, but clearly Colonel Tom is not quite the man many have thought.
He continued: “As far as the British fans were concerned, he was better than most managers were because he really did take time to meet the fans.
To me, personally, he was very, very nice. So I saw a different sort of Col Parker from how many people possibly believed he behaved.
“It was claimed he took 50 per cent of Elvis’ earnings which was not true. He took 25 per cent which, at that time, was the industry standard.” Instead, Todd claimed Colonel Tom took a 50 per cent split of licensing and merchandise, rather than his earnings.
EIN Note: Todd Slaughter needs to explain why in the 1979 Memphis Court Case of Lisa Marie Vs Col Parker Judge Joseph W. Evans wrote “the compensation received by Colonel Parker is excessive and shocks the conscience of the court.”
Attorney Blanchard Tual spent four months looking into Parker’s financial dealings. He speculated that Col Parker had sold Elvis cheaply to the Hilton to help pay off his gambling debts which were often said to be in the millions. It was also noted that by the 1970s Elvis’ RCA royalty rate was far below any other performer at his sales level.
Tual concluded  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. "These actions against the most popular American folk hero of this century are outrageous and call out for a full accounting from those responsible."
Over to you Todd.....
(News, Source;Express/ElvisInfoNet)

"Virtual ELVIS WEEK" Schedule: As we noted below EPE has sensibly decided to cancel all "live" events and instead create a 'Virtual Elvis Week 2020' that everyone in lockdown can participate in worldwide. The schedule has now been posted.
Fans can still visit Memphis but there will be social-distancing and all the concerts will be live-streamed.
- Virtual Elvis Week! Enjoy the fun and camaraderie of Elvis Week in this closed Facebook group which will feature a mix of past Elvis Week concerts and panels, new interviews with bandmates, co-stars and friends, new behind-the-scenes Graceland content from the Graceland Archives, a look back at previous Candlelight Vigils, Elvis tribute artists, and of course a live stream view of our 2020 Candlelight Vigil (the live stream will also be available, as always, on Graceland.com, free of charge).
From those who have never been, to those who come every year: here is your chance to celebrate Elvis and your shared fanship together
with 9 days of content every Elvis fan will love.
Virtual Elvis Week includes two newly recorded "Conversations on Elvis" with guests to be announced but NO new live concerts to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Nashville Sessions.
Instead previous EW highlights are being shown such as
Elvis Week 2015 - Andy Childs chats with pianist David Briggs and bassist Norbert Putnam
Elvis Week 2012, - Insiders conference with Jerry Schilling, Egil "Bud" Krogh, Tom and Billie Perryman, Dixie Locke Emmons, June Juanico, Larry Geller, and Wanda Jackson.
Elvis Week 2012, - The Memphis Boys Concert
Elvis Week 2017,  The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Concert with former members of The Stamps, The Imperials plus The Memphis Boys.
See the virtual Elvis Week schedule - Elvis Week Ticket US$39
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)
EIN's Sanja Meegin was there for all the Elvis Weeks

"ELVIS 1969" New Documentary - DON'T MISS OUT : Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty has produced a new unique in-depth look at 'Elvis in 1968' with this new special, an exclusive two-part documentary focusing on Elvis' stunning year of 1969.
With over 1,000 views in two days, "ELVIS 1969" Part 1, includes rare archive interviews from Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis, The Memphis Boys, back-up singers such as Donna Thatcher and Jeannie Greene, along with Elvis musicians and also includes interviews and scenes from Elvis' last three 1969 era films.
Settle down as it runs an impressive two hours. CLICK HERE TO VIMEO TO VIEW.
"ELVIS 1969" Part 2, focuses on Elvis LIVE On-Stage. It will be released next Friday July 31st.
All EIN members who have watched the film so far have been delighted and impressed - and only wish that EPE could produce something as in-depth and well-researched.
EIN THANKS Dennis Laverty for his dedication. WATCH THIS NOW, in case it disappears. We hope you enjoy it.
(Spotlight, Source; DennisLaverty/ElvisInfoNet)

Scandalising Elvis – Albert Goldman’s Elvis: The most significant effort to scandalize Elvis Presley was Albert Goldman’s Presley biography, Elvis. The book was not initially conceived by Goldman but by the music entrepreneur, Kevin Eggers....... On the strength of his Lenny Bruce book, he received a $1 million advance from McGraw-Hill to write a biography of Elvis Presley...... Elvis’ friend, Lamar Fike did the legwork and three men shared copyright. The book was a well-researched piece. Compared to 75 interviews Jerry Hopkins conducted for his second biography, Elvis: The Final Years, Goldman claimed he had managed 600, a figure not to be approached again until Guralnick’s first book in 1994. Despite this, Goldman missed several key players including Elvis’ main doctor (George Nichopoulos), Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Vernon, Priscilla and the Colonel. Yet somehow assessing Goldman’s Elvis by its groundwork seems the wrong way to adjudicate it. Its author’s 1994 New York Times obituary summed up:

   Mr. Goldman’s Elvis (1981), an epic-length work written in a super-charged, impressionistic prose style, provoked howls of outrage from fans of the rock legend, who saw their idol portrayed as a self-indulgent, barely talented rube with perverse sexual inclinations and enormous (and enormously vulgar) appetites, including a gargantuan (prescription) drug habit.

Goldman had essentially acted like an enemy agent on the terrain of another man’s life with a mission to sever all empathy with his victim.

His special method was to find rock stars large enough to attract public curiosity beyond their fan base, then craft a hatchet-job biography and become infamous in the process. He deductively pushed a figment of Elvis Presley’s image so far beyond its source that he came up with something different altogether. Elvis was portrayed through contradictions as a living corpse with a morbid grasp on his girlfriend’s arm, a Frankenstein’s monster.

The preceding was excerpted from the impressive new academic book, Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon, by Dr. Mark Duffett. EIN’s interview with Dr. Duffett and a review of his book are coming soon.

 

(News, Source: EIN)

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(New comedy-drama film) "Rolling Elvis": Now available on Amazon. The plot is described as: It’s 1985 and while the country focuses on the victories of the national team in the Tour de France, life changes in a blink of an eye for 12-year-old Elvis Elvis Antonio when he’s caught skipping school to watch TV. When his mother forces him to enter the school talent show dressed as Elvis Presley, he must start a painful but hilarious journey that leads him to discover his family’s biggest secret.
Includes English audio and sub-titles.
Running time: 1hr 28 mins.


(News, Source: Amazon)

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Priscilla talks about the death of Ben Keough: Priscilla has for the first time spoken out about the tragic death of her grandson Ben Keough. It is nearly two weeks since Ben was found dead at the LA home of his mother, Lisa Marie.
The LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has since confirmed the death was a suicide. He was 27. Priscilla posted yesterday on Facebook noting that the death has impacted her family greatly... "These are some of the darkest days of my family's life. The shock of losing Ben has been devastating. Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul.
Each day I wake up I pray it will get better. Then, I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother. Ben's father, Danny, who is completely lost, as Ben was his only son. Riley, so loving and so close to him; Harper and Finley, who absolutely adored Ben. Navarone, who struggles deeply with loss and death.- "Rest In Peace Ben, you were loved."

Ben was Elvis' only grandson, the only son of Lisa Marie and her ex-husband, Danny Keough.
Also a musician, Ben was adored by his big sister, actress Riley Keough, and younger half-sisters Harper and Finley Lockwood, as well as Priscilla's own son, Navarone Garibaldi.
Riley Keough, Ben's 31-year-old sister, also penned a heartfelt tribute following his July 12 death.

"Mornings are the hardest. I forget you're gone. I can't cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that's new to me. You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world.
I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you've left in my heart. I hope you give me the strength to eat. I hope you're cradled in love. I hope you feel my love. I hope you feel god. You are god. I can't believe you've left me. Not you sweet Ben, Ben. Anyone but you. I guess this is true heartbreak. I hope we meet again."

(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


New TTWII FTD 50th Anniv Deluxe Release - Full Tracklist & Back Cover: FTD author David English has kindly posted the back-cover of the new Deluxe FTD TTWII box-set to help excite those collectors who haven't yet put their pre-orders in. This again confirms the full tracklist.

Several other shops, including Graceland (US$325 plus postage) and Germany's Bear Family Records (US$255 /€221plus postage) have also confirmed their pre-order prices.

The new FTD deluxe release to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis performing for the MGM cameras in Las Vegas will be a 600 page double-volume book with EIGHT cds featuring the complete rehearsal recordings. Many of which have never been previously officially released.

EIN checks out The Good, The Bad and the various Overseas prices - and Click here for better quality back-cover tracklist..

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in July ...
JULY 13 - Ed Hill Has Died: Ed Hill of The Stamps sadly passed away July 13, 2020. Edwin Lee Hill, son of a minister, was born in St. Louis, MO, and started singing at the early age of 15 with a group called “Humble Hearts” followed by The Prophets Quartet which would become regulars on the Gospel Singing Caravan TV series with the LeFevres, the Blue Ridge Quartet and the Johnson Sisters.
After Ed retired The Prophets, he enjoyed a lengthy tenure with Hovie Lister and The Statesmen. J.D. Sumner of the Stamps Quartet asked Ed to manage his talent agency and music companies, and in 1973 was asked to sing baritone temporarily until a permanent voice could be acquired. This "'temporary” would become five years fulltime with the Stamps Quartet and with Elvis Presley.
In 1987, J.D. Sumner reorganized the Stamps Quartet from his existing Master’s V group, and J.D.
again asked Ed to become a member of his group. According to J.D., Ed was “one of the best quartet men I ever worked with.”
Ed, along with The Stamps were permanent members of the Elvis Presley Show until Elvis’ death in 1977.
Around 1974 Ed Hill took over Al Dvorin's roll of announcing the end of every show.. “Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night!” . . . it was none other than Ed Hill himself.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

JULY 12 - Ben Keough, Elvis' Grandson, Dead aged 27: Elvis' grandson and son of Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough, Benjamin Keough has died of an apparent self-inflicted gun-shot wound
Lisa Marie's manager reported that,  "Lisa Marie is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life."
LA media report that Keough died Sunday in Calabasas, Calif., from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Keough also was the brother of actress Riley Keough and son of musician Danny Keough. (Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough divorced in 1994.) His maternal grandmother is Priscilla Presley.
Benjamin Keough at one point tried to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps signing a $5 million record deal with Universal in 2009 to record up to five albums. It's unclear what came of that deal, but no albums were released.
After that Ben has kept a low profile throughout the years, but is often mentioned for looking very similar to his famous grandfather.
Keough also has twin sisters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, 11, whose father is Lisa's ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
Ben reportedly inspired his mother's 2012 song 'Storm & Grace' (his middle name is Storm). The song's lyrics include: "You have the most beautiful heart/That I’ve ever known/It kills me you can’t ever show it/And a shell has been grown."
The vast Presley fortune has dramatically dwindled in recent years, with Benjamin’s mother Lisa Marie claiming her former business manager squandered her entire share of Elvis’ $US100 million ($135 million) fortune.
The most recent photo of Benjamin on his mother’s Instagram account was posted in June of last year. It shows Lisa Marie with her two older children, Benjamin and Riley, alongside her younger twin daughters from her fourth marriage to guitarist Michael Lockwood.
“Mama lion with cubs” she captioned the sweet family group photo.
In 2012, Keough and his siblings all were featured in the video for Lisa Marie's "duet" with Elvis of his 1954 song "I Love You Because” through archival footage.
It featured the Presley children though the ages. Now the lyrics seem all that more poignant..
No matter what may be the style or season,
I know your heart will always be true.
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons,
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.
The poor family, money and fame do not necessarily bring happiness.
Twenty-Seven is a troubled age for young adults having to deal with fame and fortune, musicians Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Rolling Stones' Brian Jones all died at this age.
(News, Source;AP/ElvisInfoNet)

ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL Vol 4 and 5 - Promo video: The race is on as to how to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' TTWII MGM documentary in Las Vegas.
Erik Lorentzen has posted on YouTube.. At the end of last year, THE ELVIS FILES TEAM were very proud when we released the trilogy Box ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL -That's The Way It Was Volume 1.2 & 3 with nearly 2,000 unseen photos.
The three books were very well received by Elvis fans all over the world. And now sold out.
ELVIS FILES are now even more proud to present a the new boxset...
ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL - That's The Way It Was - Volume 4 & 5
The set consists of two Hardcover books,
about 800 pages, packed in a slipcase and will contain more than 1,100 colour and black / white photos you never have seen before in pristine quality
AND NO ONE ELSE HAS OR WILL GET THESE PHOTOS - ONLY IN THESE TWO VOLUMES
(EIN notes that this is a big call)
CLICK HERE to YouTube to check for yourself
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

FTD 'TTWII FTD 50th Anniv Deluxe Release' Promo Video: The race is on as to how to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' TTWII MGM documentary in Las Vegas.
FTD author David English has posted on YouTube the new FTD 'TTWII FTD 50th Anniv Deluxe Release' trailer.
Finally it has been confirmed that the FTD TTWII deluxe release is a 600 page double-volume book with EIGHT cds featuring the complete rehearsal recordings. Many of which have never been previously officially released.
August is the suggested month of release. No price yet announced.
Living overseas the weight will certainly make this an expensive purchase when you have to include postage.
CLICK HERE to YouTube to check for yourself
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

King Creole BluRay UK Premium Edition: HMV in the UK have announced an exclusive Premium Edition of King Creole BluRay to be released 21st September 2020.
Elvis Presley brings a new beat to Bourbon Street in KING CREOLE; presented here newly remastered from a 4K film transfer. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, White Christmas), Elvis plays a troubled youth whose singing sets the French Quarter rockin’. With a sweet girl to love him and nightclubbers cheering, it looks like he’ll shake off his past and head for the top. But a mobster (Walter Matthau) and his man-trap moll (Carolyn Jones) could snare him into a life of crime.
The Premium package set contains the film on Blu-ray, giving fans a must own version. Each release also includes a collectible slipcase and 4 collectible artcards featuring the films key art and theatrical poster. Plus Filmmaker Focus, Leonard Maltin discusses King Creole.
Go here to HMV UK for more info - Price £14.99
(News, Source;HMV/ElvisInfoNet)

(Interviews) Tracy Wuischpard (Director) and George Thomas (star) of the “trippy” and Roger Cormanesque, ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE: The new psychedelic, sci-fi musical-comedy film, ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE is being released today - July 7.
Featuring in the film is Memphis Mafia member, the late Sonny West, and well known actor, Martin Kove (The Karate Kid)! The film’s director, Tracy Wuischpard and star, ETA, George Thomas, kindly spent time discussing the film,including how it came about, the challenges they faced in making it, and what Elvis fans can expect from it.

Based on the film trailer and what Tracy and George have told EIN, it appears Elvis from Outer Space is going to be a lot of offbeat fun!

The film is available now on Apple TV, Amazon Prime (USA), as well as a variety of digital platforms, and DVD.
Read the full exclusive EIN interviews

(Interviews, Source: EIN)


New book announced - Elvis Gun and Weapon Collector: An Illustrated Compendium: Prolific photo-journal publisher, Paul Belard, has advised EIN that his latest book, Elvis Gun and Weapon Collector: An Illustrated Compendium is with the printer, and should be available in September (COVID-19 restrictions mean book print runs are currently being significantly delayed).
EIN saw an early draft of the book (200+ pages) and was impressed by the large sized, full color images of hundreds of Elvis’ rifles, revolvers, pistols, German dress swords, knives, machetes, daggers, bayonets, etc. Many of the items on display are accompanied by detailed background information.
Elvis had a great passion for collecting weapons, and as a record of this
passion, Elvis Gun and Weapon Collector: An Illustrated Compendium will be an important and visually imposing release! - Those interested can contact Paul Belard for more info.
(News, Source:PBelard/ElvisInfoNet)

Strong reaction to 'ELVIS: A Plan of God & SUN The Magic of Without You': Darrin Memmer has released three new Elvis books in the past month. One in particular, ELVIS: A Plan of God & SUN The Magic of Without You, has met with high praise from buyers.
From its stunning cover image to fascinating “new” information about Elvis’ Humes High Talent Show appearance (it wasn’t what we all thought!), and several of Elvis’ recordings at SUN Studio, plus a thought provoking discussion of the Elvis and the Big Mama Thornton race issue, EIN recommends ELVIS: A Plan of God & SUN The Magic of Without You as one of 2020’s best Elvis book releases.
Other highlights in the book include who actually recorded Elvis’ first demo at SUN Studio, the “back story” to the only known photograph taken by Gladys Presley, a ticket from Elvis’ Humes High Talent Show appearance, and the “auditions” for the Talent Show!!
(News, Source: EIN)
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Why We Should Take Elvis Fans Seriously: In what is a wonderful example of people-power, this EIN spotlight shines a light on how Elvis fans united to successfully prevent the demolition of the Lauderdale Courts in 1995.... a proposed demolition which, at the time, was supported by EPE!

Back in 1995, the Memphis Housing Authority proposed to raze Lauderdale Courts, a downtown housing project, as part of a larger “dedensification” program led by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The tearing down of Lauderdale Courts proved particularly contentious as it would would render many people homeless but what drew the greatest attention was the fact that a teenage Elvis Presley and his parents had lived at Lauderdale Courts from 1949 to 1953.
Enter three well-informed Memphis-based Elvis fans, Mike Freeman, Cindy Hazen, and Georgia King... now read on to find how one of Elvis' key historic sights was saved by Elvis-Fan-power.

(Spotlight; Source;NP/Academia.edu)


'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' BluRay 2020 Re-Release: The 2014 combined version of  "Elvis: That's the Way It Is: 2001 Special Edition [BluRay] & 1970 TTWII Original [DVD]" is being re-released for the 50th Anniversary as a cheaper "Archive Collection" priced at only $22.
This set was originally released at Elvis Week August 12, 2014, this year it is being re-released August 11, 2020.

The product details note: Elvis was a legend unlike any other. After years of making movies, Elvis made a triumphant return to the stage, including a stint of celebrity packed shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1970. Now, see the backstage footage from rehearsals to relaxing at the hotel and the performances in one of the most intimate looks at Elvis captured on film. Included here are both the 1970 theatrical version (DVD 108 mins) and the 2001 special edition (Blu-ray 95 mins), with the songs, the fans, the love and most of all...the King himself.
Studio: WarnerBrothers
BluRay/DVD Release Date: August 11, 2020
Total Run Time: 203 minutes

 


(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)


Bud Glass is proud to announce the release of the first episode of his new web-based video series ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE.

“DOUBLE TROUBLE” is the title of episode 1 - and the title is definitely an understatement as to the mayhem that ensues in this exciting, action-packed, true-life story.
As the teaser video stated, “Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction”. This rare glimpse inside the private world of Elvis is based on the intriguing and bizarre facts from first-hand accounts of those who were there, as told to the creator of this series.

An excerpt from the video says it best:
"This story involves Elvis' live-in girlfriend, two jealous sisters, a real bonefied "Cat-fight" and Elvis going completely off the hook, wild-man ballistic, in a frenzied fit of rage so extreme- that it took three grown men to restrain him. The ensuing collateral damage was so substantial that it can be clearly evidenced in one of Elvis' films that he was shooting at the time ...if you know where to look."
Fasten your seatbelts, because it's about to get real!

The story is almost unbelievable enough to begin with (as Elvis says), but there are also more than one occasion when the plot further thickens in mid-stream, as this real-life saga unfolds before your eyes. This is definitely unlike any production on Elvis that you have ever seen before.
More episodes are currently in production and pre-production stages… “this is just the beginning” of this TOTALLY FREE video series that is available for fans to enjoy. Bud only asks that you share it with all of your Elvis friends so they can also share in the fun.

There is only one way to be personally notified as each new episode is released; and that is to subscribe on the official ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE YouTube channel and click the notification bell.
SURPRISE! - WHATEVER YOU DO…. Be sure to watch the video ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY END for a surprise that every real Elvis fan will not want to miss out on!
To see Episode 1: “DOUBLE TROUBLE” and more about this eyebrow-raising new series CLICK HERE.
EIN Notes: This episode runs 40 minutes and features some fabulous rare pictures, interviews and rare footage. A great story - Well Worth a look - and indeed there is a cute Bonus at the very end.
(News, Source;BudGlass/ElvisInfoNet)

'From Elvis In Nashville' New 4CD Set: EIN was hoping that the official announcement would have been out by now - but this is what we have so far.
"From Elvis In Nashville" is the new SONY major release, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' "Nashville Marathon" sessions that took place in June 1970.
At these session Elvis would record classic material including I’ve Lost You, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Patch It Up, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Stranger In The Crowd, Mary In The Morning, and Just Pretend. In September Elvis would return to Nashville to record more hits Rags To Riches and Where Did They Go Lord.
The sessions would go on to create two of Elvis' best ever albums 'Elvis Country' and 'That's The Way It Is'.
From Elvis In Nashville promises "Undubbed versions of all tracks" - perhaps all the Undubbed Masters, plenty of which have still never been officially released.
At the time all the Nashville tracks were heavily overdubbed and nowadays the raw studio versions often sound more contemporary. Hopefully, like 'Down In the Jungle Room', this 2020 release 'From Elvis In Nashville' will provide a fascinating and honest look at Elvis' creative side.
This set was originally slated for an August release (to fit in with the 2020 Elvis Week celebrations) but rumours are
that it may be delayed until later in 2020, possibly November.
More info when we get it. - Released back in 2002, FTD's The Nashville Marathon was one of their best
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'His Latest Flame' Shuffle Remix: OK, this won’t be too everyone’s liking, but it is fun, and if you need something to motivate you to exercise during virus restrictions, this might just be it. And it has already had 25 million views!
It certainly suits the TikTok generation and if they are dancing to ELVIS the world is a better place.
Click here for some hot 'Latest Flame' TikTok Shuffle.

And if you want a full workout, there are also other Elvis remix shuffle dance songs available, including a great 7 minute Such A Night, Viva Las Vegas, Burning Love, and Little Sister.

Time to get up and boogie on down to the King!

(News, Source:ElvisInfoNet)


'Tickle Me' FTD VINYL release: FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the 55th Anniversary VINYL release of 'Tickle Me' soundtrack as a double-LP set. As always this is a 'Limited Edition'.
It includes Remastered Stereo and the original EP "Mono Masters" plus alternate takes and extra soundtrack suuggestions as well as US Allied Artists Radio Spots.
180 Gram Vinyl.

EIN notes: If this is a "Special 55th anniversary release", can we expect Harum Scarum, Frankie & Johnny etc vinyl in the future.
Sadly it does not include the 'I Feel That I've Known You Forever' alternate Movie Edit.

Similar song listing to the 'Tickle Me' FTD classic Soundtrack from 2005.

Go here to FTD releases for VINYL tracklisting and details


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


(Book Review) Elvis 1956 – September 9 First Ed Sullivan Show (Paul Belard): The latest Elvis photo-book from prolific author, Paul Belard, has been published. The “limited edition” first pressing focuses on one of the most significant events in the Elvis story, his first appearance on America’s most popular television entertainment program, The Ed Sullivan Show.

Elvis was reviewed at the time as ..  Anything more outrageously offensive to good taste, is hard to imagine – within the limits of the law. The young man seems devoid of talent, unless one recognises such a thing as a talent for vulgarity.
How then, does he happen to appear again and again on a program allegedly governed by the American family’s sovereign demand for things of good taste?

EIN’s Nigel Patterson has taken a look inside the new book and in a 1,000 word review, offers his view on the rich range of narrative, visual and archival material featured in it.

Read Nigel’s review 

(Book Reviews, Source: ElvisInfoNet)


New academic book, Elvis: Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon (Icons of Popular Music), now available: Last month, EIN reported that distribution of Dr. Mark Duffett’s latest Elvis book had been stymied by the COVID-19 virus restrictions. We are pleased to say that copies of the book have now been supplied to book outlets (including Amazon and the Book Depository).
The book synopsis: Elvis Presley remains the single most important figure in twentieth century popular music. To many commentators, however, he has simply embodied the benefits and problems of uncritically embracing capitalism. By 2005 the 'Memphis Flash' sold over a billion records worldwide, yet his cultural significance cannot be measured by these extraordinary sales figures alone. He cannot quite be reduced to a placeholder for the contradictions of commerce. As the most prominent performer of the rock'n'roll era, then as a charismatic global superstar, Elvis fundamentally challenged the established relationship between White and Black culture, drew attention to the social needs of women and young people, and promoted the value of Southern creativity.
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Elvis functioned as a bridge figure between folk roots and high modernity, and in the process became a controversial symbol of American unity. Elvis interprets the image and music of Elvis Presley to reveal how they have evolved to construct a particularly appealing and powerful myth. Following broad contours of Presley's rollercoaster career, the book uses a range of analytical frames to challenge established perspectives on an icon. Its shows that the controversy around Elvis has effectively tested how far a concern for social equality could be articulated through the marketplace, and ultimately challenged how popular music itself should be assessed.
Read EIN’s review of Dr. Duffett’s previous book on Elvis, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs
(News, Source,ElvisInfoNet
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UPDATED- 'Elvis: St Louis & Spokane 1976' FTD In-Depth Review: 1976 is not an easy Elvis concert year to review. There were no major set-list changes, no dramatic "emotional roller-coaster" of 1974 and no high-flying "Huntsville" 1975 excitements.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this new FTD set features Elvis at the Kiel Auditorium on March 22 1976 and The Coliseum on April 27 1976.
Both shows were "Closing Nights" of these short 1976 tours where Elvis would often go that little bit further for his loving fans.
Larrie Londin played drums with the TCB band on the March 1976 tour so it will be a treat for collectors to get an official release featuring 'A Different Beat' with Larrie Londin playing at St Louis on March 22, 1976.

Can there really be that much to say about these two concerts, well EIN's coolest reviewers have rustled up over 4000 words.. and check if there any surprises in store..
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & Piers Beagley check out this new set ....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)


Arlo Guthrie 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You': A marvelous story for CV19 lockdown.
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (son of legend Woody Guthrie) tells a truly wonderful life-affirming story of singing Elvis' 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' at a European folk festival, to 30,000 folk music lovers!
He jokes about choosing a song made popular by 'The King of Folk Singers' Elvis Presley. 
Arlo Guthrie teases fellow musician Pete Seeger about him being a core "Folkie" and exactly how Elvis' music fits into the whole equation.
After all everyone knows Elvis' music and the world is a better place if you are an ELVIS fan.
Live at Wolftrap, August 8, 1993
Go here to YouTube for a life-affirming 9 minutes.
EIN HIGHLY recommended
with big THANKS to our friend James Bracken
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

UPDATED - ‘Elvis Reborn: New Mono to Stereo’ CD In-Depth Review: The publicity notes, "Hear 30 classic Elvis songs like you've never heard them before... in STEREO! These are NOT "overdubs". All of the sounds you hear are the original musicians backing Elvis, but with a clarity that exposes for the first time sounds you never heard before!"
The MONO vs STEREO debate is a fascinating discussion, so we need to get some facts straight before we investigated the possibilities of this new Elvis "Stereo" release.
The earliest recordings of the sound era were recorded in MONO with the singer and orchestra carefully positioned around one microphone. But even in Sun Studios it was actually Sam Phillips who created Elvis' classic mono recordings.
Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys were not playing "mono" - nor were they recorded via one microphone. So listening in "Fake Stereo" can fans really learn anything new about how some of these life-changing songs that Elvis recorded in the studio were created?
Is it truly possible that these "DES Stereo" versions actually sound better than their original classic mono vinyl releases?
- NOW UPDATED with YOUR Comments
EIN's Piers Beagley takes a detailed look into this new compilation and the "MONO vs STEREO" debate.
(CD Reviews, Source;PB/ElvisInformationNetwork) - Click HERE and join the 'Mono vs Stereo' debate!

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Amazon Deals on ELVIS Blu-rays - Beware of excessive prices at some Elvis dealers.
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'INSIDE ELVIS' - Book Review: With the world in lockdown now is the perfect opportunity to invest time into some quality and thought provoking reading. 'Inside Elvis' by author Arjan Deelen might be just what the doctor ordered, with insightful interviews from key Elvis musicians such as James Burton, Scotty Moore, Jerry Scheff, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge, Bob Lanning, Jim Murray, Duke Bardwell and many more.
We can learn what was it like working with Elvis. What was it like being on the road day after day as the world’s most famous entertainer and it all helps us understand more about Elvis’ complicated life story.
The 300-page book also contains over 300 photographs from the collections of various high-profile collectors, and most of these are in color and razor-sharp.
The artwork of the book was done by graphic artist Michael van Werven, who has made it a visually stunning work.
Also included is a Bonus CD with 29-tracks containing various rarities.

EIN's Piers Beagley takes a break and enjoys soaking up time with Elvis and his friends. Go here for his review and check out some example pages along the way.
(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis: Live in California' May 1974 FTD Review: The most recent live soundboard 5” double-digipack FTD release which this time focused on Elvis' short Tour of California which went from May 10 to May 13 1974. CD1 features a combination of May 10 San Bernardino Opening Show / Fresno May 12 show while the second CD features May 13 San Bernardino Closing Show.
Best of all, these shows are previously unreleased soundboards.
In 1974 Elvis added the new songs 'Help Me', 'Let Me Be There' and ‘Why Me Lord’ to his set-list plus the old SUN classic ‘Trying To Get To You’ while on this tour Elvis added 'Big Boss Man' which he would then keep performing through to 1977. With 'Polk Salad', 'Steamroller Blues', 'Suspicious Minds', 'I Can't Stop Loving You' and 'An American Trilogy' also in the mix, the set-list was a truly solid selection.
With a mix of fifties oldies, classics hits, new material and some nice surprises fans would have truly enjoyed these shows.
Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley have a close look at this new FTD release .....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS In The 2010s' A Personal Review of the Past Decade: Rather like Elvis’s own career, each decade since Elvis’s death appears to have had a theme or identity of its own. Clearly the late 1970s were difficult for RCA as they struggled to find the right direction with which to take their posthumous releases, and so it was the 1980s that was the decade when the company slowly but surely learned how to look back at Elvis's legacy and start to make some sense of it.
The 1990s were when that reached a peak, with the decades boxed sets, and the Elvis in the 90s series, thus bringing virtually the whole catalogue back into print in a coherent way.
The 2000s were when errors of judgement at retail level started to occur (despite huge successes like Elv1s), but also when FTD came into its own and flourished.
And so what will we make of Elvis releases of the 2010s when we look back on them from the future?
Go here for EIN contributor Shane Brown's personal take on the highs and lows of Elvis product that has come our way over the last decade....
(Spotlight, Source;ShaneBrown/ElvisInformationNetwork)
One of EIN most popular recent articles - NOW UPDATED with YOUR comments - Have YOUR SAY - do you agree with Shane's comments? What were YOUR favourite releases and why?

'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn' - The King In Motion Vol. 4 (Venus Productions): Elvis' 1972 'On Tour' performances have been featured in multiple books as well as the official MGM movie / DVD. The latest Venus Productions multimedia set revisits this tour with a composite book, DVD and CD set. The DVD promises a qualified revamp of "Elvis On Tour" compiled from hours of unreleased footage taken from the best sources available - while the CDs include the never-before-released Hampton Roads Afternoon Show from April 9, 1972 plus an unreleased alternate mix of Elvis' Greensboro April 14, 1972 concert.
The main feature is the 200 page hardcover book with loads of rare pictures of the On Tour performances.EIN's Piers Beagley and Nigel Patterson recently explored this new release. What did they find? How does the book component compare to other Venus releases? What do the audio-visual elements offer?

Read Piers and Nigel's detailed review featuring plenty of example pages of 1972 Elvis 'On Tour' on-stage action.

(Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


ELVIS 'Live 1969'
Keeping an eye on the prices.

Now $105 (down from $160) <<< US Amazon

UK Amazon >>> £73.00

Both with FREE Delivery
Check deals at other sites.


ELVIS Forever - 2019: - August 16th, 1956, Elvis arrived on board an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles International airport in order to start work on his first film role, The Reno Brothers soon to be renamed 'Love Me Tender'.
Elvis was only 21 years old and at the start of his incredible trajectory to become the world's biggest superstar.
Little did Elvis know that he was already halfway through his all too-short life on earth.
In the same month Elvis would tell fans, "I've been lucky. You know something? I just feel sometimes like it's all a dream, like I'll rub my eyes and wake up and it will be over. I hope not. I hope it never happens. I hope it never ends"
Sadly, just 21 years later, it would end far too soon.
Forty two years on we all are once again thinking about tragic end to Elvis' incredible life and how much he did for us in his all too short life-time.

In 2019 EIN's Piers Beagley looks back at why the legacy of ELVIS is still so important to us - along with memories of Elvis from Jerry Schilling, Linda Thompson, Alan Fortas, George Klein, Joe Esposito, Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike and Larry Geller
(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review: Released by FTD back in March 'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' is a 3-CD set that the publicity noted included more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts and complete takes!
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson - with all tracks recently remixed and remastered.
A Mexican locale, some Tijuana horns, plus the interesting presence of the Mexican ‘Amigos’ at the recording sessions presented a novel setting for Elvis.
If you like Elvis, sunny locations, sixties movies packed full of songs and the Latino sound then there is no doubt that Fun In Acapulco must be one of your favourites.
But 56 years after the original album and movie can there really be that much of interest left in the vault unreleased?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this massive set, discovers all the Previously Unreleased Delights - and wonders if 33 minutes of Guadalajara might be too much for some...
A FTD Deluxe set deserves a proper review and EIN gives you 4000 words plus to see if you really need to add this limited release to your collection!
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Ken Sharp Interview 2019: Ken Sharp is a New York Times best-selling writer who has published an astounding number of books about musicians such John Lennon, David Bowie, Kiss, Cheap Trick, LA's Wrecking Crew as well as Elvis Presley.
He authored the stunning FTD book 'Writing For The King' as well as the unique 'Elvis Vegas 1969' and has published a multitude of interviews with key Elvis acquaintances in major music magazines such as Goldmine, he has also supplied sleeve notes for some major Sony ELVIS releases.
Packed full of unique interviews, fans have asked EIN whether "Elvis Vegas '69"is being republished for the 50th anniversary. It has been a while since EIN has caught up with Ken Sharp - and with the 50th anniversary of Elvis' 1969 Las Vegas Return-To-Splendour about to be celebrated we thought it was about time to find up what he was up to.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley asked the questions.. and YES you can get copies of 'Elvis Vegas 1969' now at a special price for the 50th anniversary.
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Elvis LIVE Aug 23, 1969 Album Review + Elvis Concert Review 1969: ... "The atmosphere throughout the entire hotel was nail-bitingly electric! It is difficult for me to describe and paint a true portrait of attending in person this unique occasion - Elvis' Return to Splendor LIVE in 1969 - but I'll try my best.  I want, and hope, you will understand the excitement of what has to be the pinnacle of Elvis' career to date!"
Joan Gansky was lucky because not only was she in the audience for Elvis' TV musical renaissance of the '68 NBC Special but she also saw Elvis at his most dynamic - first at his August 22nd 1969 Midnight Show and then the following night at his August 23rd Dinner Show.
Joan Gansky has written this insightful and emotional article for EIN in 2019, fifty years later, looking back at this special event from 1969 as well as providing her review of the new RCA vinyl album of the August 23rd Dinner Show.
One of EIN's most important articles we have ever published - Go here for Joan and Paul Gansky's incredible articles and exclusive photos
(Review/Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis - Made In Germany’ In-Depth Review: The new MRS 'Elvis - Made In Germany – The Complete Private Recordings’ 4CD set contains more than 3 hours of the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings.
The 152-page hardback book contains rare photographs and documents plus a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.
The BONUS CD features the essential RCA studio masters from 1957-58.With such an expansive book, along with hours of Elvis jamming with his friends in Germany, there is plenty to discuss as well as finding out what extra material this set contains over the official releases.
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson & Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new MRS release

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)



Larry Geller talks to EIN: Larry Geller, Elvis' personal hair stylist and spiritual confidante, recently talked with EIN's Nigel Patterson about a range of Elvis and Larry related issues. Larry's fascinating and candid interview traverses issues including:

  • Elvis' last few years and his dramatic plans to change his life and career from September 1977new claims about Elvis by Aurelia Dupont Yarbrough and singer-songwriter, Leo Sayer meeting Elvis for the first time - and later working for him"What was Elvis really like?", what Larry tells fans who want to know Elvis and UFOsVernon Presley and the "blue light" over the Presley home in Tupelo the night Elvis was born
  • Larry's new company, Wisdome Organics, based on his Holistic Hair Care Philosophy

Read Larry's interview

(Interview, Source: EIN)


'What was Elvis searching for?' EIN Spotlight: The question is raised – but never answered – in the title of HBO’s recent absorbing, imperfect documentary 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'.
At the start it seems clear what the teenage Elvis was searching for – an escape from the oblivion of poverty in the American South. Yet his quest was cultural as well as financial.
Later Elvis read obsessively, seeking out such books as The Impersonal Life, Joseph Brenner’s guide to self-discovery and Kahil Gibran’s book of fables, The Prophet. In his copy of Gibran’s tome, Elvis jotted down the line: “A singer can sing his songs but he must have an ear to receive the song”.
So what exactly was Elvis searching for? In this fascinating EIN Spotlight respected author Paul Simpson takes a close look at this all important question which, for some reason, was basically ignored in the recent HBO documentary..

(Spotlight, Source;PaulSimpson/ElvisInformationNetwork)



Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis. This week celebrated our 29,000 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.


The VINYL Boom: Over 7.6 million vinyl LPs were sold in the USA during the first half of 2018, a 20% increase from the previous year, while in Australia vinyl sales increased by $3 million, the same increase of 20%. In the same period CD sales however dropped by 15%.
Elvis vinyl is still selling very nicely with ‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ recently in the UK Top ten VINYL charts.
And there is plenty of Elvis Presley vinyl on offer....

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ on GOLD Vinyl: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was re-released by Sony Music on GOLD Vinyl on 12 October. UK's Entertainment-Focus have posted this cute review.
... What is there to say about Elvis Presley that hasn’t already been said?
It may be 41 years since the icon died tragically at only 42 years old but his music continues to live on, and likely will forever. It’s actually mind-blowing to think that his music has survived for almost as long as he was alive. In 2002 Sony Music released a new greatest hits collection titled ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits, which dominated charts across the world and sold millions and millions of copies. 16 years on from its original release, ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits has been reissued on 2LP vinyl.
Taking inspiration from the album cover, the release has been pressed on gold vinyl making the whole package feel very special.
Presley was an incredibly prolific artist so getting this collection down to 31 tracks was no easy feat. It also includes the ALLC Junkie XL remix.
 What was achieved with ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits though, is a

collection that gives you all the highlights you need from The King’s career to showcase the incredible impact he had on music. The album opens with Heartbreak Hotel and there isn’t a single filler track here.
It’s actually near impossible to pick out highlights across the 2LPs because every single one of these songs is a classic.
Of course no Elvis collection would be complete without Suspicious Minds and that track is near the end of the track listing on the final side.
The release features the artwork from the original 2002 release and it’s a beautiful, high-quality gatefold. I mentioned earlier about the gold vinyl but what I’ve not commented on yet is the sound. The CD version was a little patchy given that the songs were all recorded at different times. It’s not as noticeable on the vinyl release and the quality is crystal clear. The warm crackle of vinyl adds to the overall feel too.
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan. While he had plenty of great songs that aren’t featured here, this collection truly is the definitive one to own. There’s not a single bad song here and it’s lengthy enough to give you value for money. The whole vinyl package is fantastic and it looks as good as it sounds.
They don’t make artists like Elvis anymore and they probably never will again.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ GOLD Vinyl Double LP.

'ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits' is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan.

The Official 'A Boy From Tupelo' Vinyl album is still selling, while there are some interesting Public Domain Vinyl releases out in the UK including 'Jailhouse Rock' with 16 tracks even including 'Lonesome Cowboy'! Also the rather odd CD called 'Girls! Girls! Girls! + Loving You' with thirty tracks including Bonus tracks such as 'Is It So Strange' and even 'Good Luck Charm' out 29 October 2018 from Hoo Doo Records!

 

 

 

 



'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' DVD Review: For fans of Elvis’ music there is no doubt that the HBO documentary “Elvis Presley The Searcher” was one of the best programmes ever made about Elvis and where his inspiration and music came from. Fans were therefore pleased to know that the documentary would be released on DVD. The vision quality is excellent and it is a joy to slow-mo through some of the newly found clips and historical footage of Elvis. However, how can such a fine documentary feel like such a let down as fans discover there are no DVD extras included that look deeper into Elvis' search?
EIN's Piers Beagley looks at the recent Australian DVD releases to find a good value-for-money documentary is also one of the biggest Elvis marketing failures in years and a disgrace. Go here for the full review, a look at the "Questions & Answers" bonus material plus the special 20-page booklet. Is it really what Elvis fans wanted in this special DVD release?

(DVD Reviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

The Searcher DVD - OUT NOW

The standard versions are available from under US$18 and £14.99 in the UK.

'The Searcher Collector's Edition' costs $33 from Amazon USA.


UPDATED - ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ In-Depth Review: It is forty years since Elvis Presley entered a recording studio and he seems very reluctant to record anything new. So in terms of releasing a "new" album of Elvis material the topic has always been a tricky one. After commercial failure of the last Elvis / RPO album that concept has been dropped in favour of an Andy Childs led “Re-Vamp” of some Elvis Gospel.
Recorded over fifty years ago there is no doubt that some of Elvis’ Gospel songs might benefit from some sensitive modern production. And, after all, there is an interesting selection of tracks to work with. Not only that, but Lisa Marie was also involved in the recording.
So can a new ‘Re-Vamp’ of Elvis Gospel really work and can we recommend it to Elvis collectors?
Click here as EIN's Piers Beagley and Bryan Gruszka are back again to cause "Double-trouble" and supply a very detailed review, discovering what's good and bad...
And HAVE YOUR SAY - what do you think of the new album? Are we wrong in our opinions?
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
MORE UPDATES with YOUR FEEDBACK - Our review certainly has stimulated great debate with comments from "The two of you haven’t a clue!" to "A great, sobering review" - Now updated with even more of your comments - go here to check out the full review and send EIN YOUR THOUGHTS

(Book Review) The Elvis Experience (Dave Hebler): As a member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia, Dave Hebler was part of Elvis' inner sanctum at least until his acromonious sacking, along with Red West and Sonny West, in 1976, and the subsequent publication of the infamous book, Elvis What Happened?. Over the years, Dave, Red and Sonny West reclaimed respect in the Elvis world, at least with many fans, if not the Presley family and EPE. Dave Hebler's new book was released during Elvis Week 2018. The Elvis Experience has a 'fan friendly' feel to it. There are many amusing and fun stories and the author does not shy away from discussing at least some of the not so positive aspects of his experience working for Elvis. To find out more about "The Elvis Experience" you can read Nigel Patterson's in-depth review here.

(Book Review, Source: EIN)



For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

UPDATED - Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO film review): EIN's Nigel Patterson takes an in-depth look at Thom Zimny's documentary film about Elvis and his music.

What Nigel finds will surprise many fans. Discover what's The Good and The Bad about this new documentary looking at Elvis' music.

Is the film a masterpiece (the definitive Elvis documentary), over-rated or somewhere in the middle?

NOW UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS

Read Nigel's review here

(Film Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Book Review) Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs (Mark Duffett): Given Elvis recorded around 700 songs during his lifetime, compiling a list of his 100 finest recordings is no mean feat. EIN's Nigel Patterson recently submerged himself in Mark Duffett's latest book and found a wonderfully woven narrative full of intriguing analysis and musical surprises as it counted down to #1 and then offered 100 more. For lovers of Elvis' music this is an essential read.

Read Nigel's detailed review

(Book Review, Source: EIN)


'ELVIS ON TOUR - 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' IN-Depth Review: Amiga International's long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD’s, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR is OUT NOW. It includes the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.
The 13-inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with RARE AND UNPUBLISHED photographs and related memorabilia.

When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that AMIGA International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected "Elvis On Tour" film.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley supplies a 5,000 word indepth review - includes stunning photos and discovers that this AMIGA 'On Tour' box-set is the BEST deluxe Elvis release since the 2012 FTD 'Boy From Tupelo'Includes plenty of example photos demonstrating the massive size of this deluxe coffee-table book.


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


UPDATED - Trying To Get To You: The Truth Behind The Elvis And Roy Orbison Show Rumours: For decades there has always been an unsubstantiated rumour that Elvis Presley appeared as a guest on Roy Orbison's TV show on the local station KOSA.
The Roy Orbison website notes that both Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley performed on Roy’s TV show in late 1955.
Respected author Colin Escott wrote in his book Good Rockin’ Tonight about a kinescope of Elvis on the Roy Orbison TV show actually existing.
Some keen Elvis fans have said that they have seen this very kinescope at Elvis Week shows back in the 80s.
But like infamous Pied Piper of Cleveland does this footage really exist and is there any real proof that Elvis did appear on the Roy Orbison TV show?
Shane Brown (author of Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide) has done an immense amount of investigation and thinks he has found the answer.

Go here as EIN contributor & author Shane Brown investigates and checks the facts and the fantasy.
(Spotlight; Source;SBrown/ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS: That's The Way It Was & This Is How It Is Today': Elvis is no longer with us but his spirit lives forever. Elvis fans always discover something quite magical when they get the chance to “Walk-a-mile-in-his-shoes”. Graceland, when not overrun by crowds, feels very special indeed. Standing in the quiet you can almost feel the spirit of Elvis still inhabiting his home. The feeling in Memphis’ Sun Studios can bring fans to tears.
One of the places that Elvis spent a large part of his life is the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel – now the Westgate. Elvis performed a stunning 636 concerts in the Hilton showroom and the impact of his incredible legacy can still be felt. - NOW with more great Hilton photos - plus EIN Readers Feedback. Arjan Deelen recently returned to the classic hotel to investigate “Elvis Hotspots” and discovered that behind the showroom stage it is relatively unchanged. Go here to Arjan Deelen's fascinating investigation.
(Spotlight, Source;ArjanDeelen/ElvisInfoNetwork)

Book Review "Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide": Elvis Presley made over 700 recordings during his life. This book by author Shane Brown examines all of them. Session by session, song by song, Reconsider Baby takes the reader on a journey from Elvis’s first recordings in 1953 through to his last performances in 1977.
This significantly expanded and revised edition of 2014’s Elvis Presley: A Listener’s Guide provides a commentary on Elvis’s vast and varied body of work, while also examining in detail how Elvis and his recordings and performances were discussed in newspapers, magazines, and trade publications from the 1950s through to the 1970s.
The text draws on over 500 contemporary articles and reviews, telling for the first time the story of how Elvis and his career played out in the printed media, and often forcing us to question our understanding of how Elvis’s work was received at the time of release.

Can another detailed examination into Elvis' musical legacy really be worth buying? (Hint, the answer is a big YES!)
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley reviews the newly expanded look into Elvis' musical legacy, including some choice book extracts...

(Book Reviews, Source,ElvisInformationNetwork)


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)


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

'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)

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 liarGo 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)


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


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)

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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)


'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
View as double pages on a computer or laptop etc, and single pages when viewing in portrait on an i-pad or Android tablet.
- Fully Navigational Table Of Contents
Jump back and forth to the sections of the books you want to read, instead of flipping through numerous pages to find what you want.
PRICED AT - all 3 Volumes for £60 = US$93
On sale from November 1st 2015.
Try Before You Buy - Download free zip-file containing 27 pages from Volume 1, before you decide to buy the complete set. - NOTE - These books are MASSIVE so you will need approximately 1GB of spare disc space for these three volumes, - Click HERE to Keith Flynn's 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition to try.
Go HERE to EIN's independent review of 'Ultimate Elvis'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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?
Go here to our detailed 'TIGER MAN' spotlight as EIN's Piers Beagley puts in the hard yards to check the facts from the fantasy .
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

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The Dark Side Of Colonel Parker' - EIN Spotlight:
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Latest Reviews
"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review:
'Elvis: St Louis & Spokane 1976' FTD In-Depth Review:
‘Elvis Reborn: New Mono to Stereo’ CD In-Depth Review:
'INSIDE ELVIS' - Book Review:
'Elvis: Live in California' May 1974 FTD Review:
(Book Review) Elvis March 7 to March 31:
'Elvis Day By Day 2019' Book Review:
MRS 'Elvis:Back In Living Stereo' in-depth Review:
'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn' - The King In Motion Vol. 4 (Venus Productions):
'Elvis: From Hollywood To Nashville' MRS Vinyl review:
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(Book Review) Elvis A Humanitarian (Paul Belard):
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(Book Review): Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show (Richard Zoglin):
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'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review:
(Book Review): Elvis September 1958 - Germany Bound (Paul Belard):
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'Holiday Season In Vegas: 1975' FTD In-Depth Review:
Book Review - 'A time for LOVE' (Micheal Isles):
(Critical Review) Letters from Elvis (Gary Lindberg):
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'What Now My Love' FTD in-depth Review:
(Book Review) Elvis Black and White to Technicolor
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'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review:
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EIN Spotlight: Changing Times, Heavy books, Are Fans being ripped-off:
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"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review:
Spotlight - Why We Should Take Elvis Fans Seriously:
NOW UPDATED - 'ELVIS In The 2010s' A Personal Review of the Past Decade:
'ELVIS: The 1972 Press-Conference - The Way It Was and How It Is Today':
The Most Dramatic Elvis Film Poster ever released (and other rare posters):
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Elvis LIVE Aug 23, 1969 Album Review + Elvis Concert Review 1969
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Best (and Worst) Books of 2018:
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The Memphis Sessions - 50 Years ago Today:
'Elvis: The Searcher - Additional Stories' Spotlight:
'Orgies and Orgasms:  Presley in the Press 1956'- an in-depth
DJ Fontana Obituary and Interview:
COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!:
‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’:
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'ELVIS: That's The Way It Was & This Is How It Is Today':
'Money Honey' - EIN Spotlight:
'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview
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All Shook Up - EIN Spotlight:
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Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
Elvis "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret":
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Linda and Sam Thompson in Australia:
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Dark Side of the Colonel
 
Latest Interviews
Tracy Wuischpard (Director) and George Thomas (star) ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE - Interviews
Loanne Parker interview - Col Parker's widow talks
R.I.P. Interview with Dick Grob, Elvis' Head Of Security:
'Inside Elvis' - Arjan Deelen Interview:
Ed Bonja RIP - EIN exclusive Interview
(Interview) Eric Wolfson, author of 'From Elvis in Memphis':
(Interview) Richard Zoglin (author of Elvis in Vegas) talks to EIN:
Ken Sharp Interview 2019: Elvis 1969 & more..
'Return Of The King' Gillian Gaar Interview:
Larry Geller talks to EIN - 2019:
Interview with hypnoanalyst Bill Ronan:
Matt Shepherd ('Elvis: Stories Behind The Songs') Interview: 
Bud Glass Elvis Super-Collector 2018 Interview:
EIN founding President, Nigel Patterson, interviewed by Pop Music Research Blog Spot:
(Interview) Paul Belard talks to EIN:
- Keith Alverson 'Strictly Elvis 76-77' Interview:
Dave Hebler Interview Part Two with EIN:
Bob Pakes 'The EPE Catalog' Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett author of the new book, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs, talks to EIN:
Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview:
Millie Kirkham  - Bob Hayden Interview for EIN:
"Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide" 2017- Shane Brown Interview :
Thom Gilbert EIN Interview: Hasselblad Master,
Keith Alverson Interview - 'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75':
Red West Interview: RIP
Sonny West talks to EIN:
Mindi Miller, Elvis' girlfriend, interview with EIN:
'Elvis: One Night In Toronto': Paul Sweeney Interview:
Joe Esposito EIN Interview:
'The World Of FTD' by Keith Flynn Interview:
Trevor Simpson talks about FTD Book - "Elvis: His Songs of Praise":
(Interview) Bill "Superfoot" Wallace talks to EIN:
Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three:
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UPDATED - Paul Dowling in-depth EIN Interview:
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"Dr. Nick" Exclusive EIN interview:
EIN Joyce Bova exclusive Interview:
Jon Abbott pop culture and The Elvis Films
Bob Hayden author of Lee Gordon Presents Elvis Presley
(Interview) Anne E. Nixon answers your questions
Ginger Alden Interview:
Elaine Beckett -Easy Come Easy Go costar- Interview:
Shirley Dieu, author of Memphis Mafia Princess, talks to EIN:
Interview with Dick Grob, Elvis' Head Of Security:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
Vernon Presley Interview:
Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
Sam Thompson, Elvis' bodyguard, 2011 Interview
James Burton Interview - Rick Nelson & Elvis:
Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
Donnie Sumner Remembers his friend Sherrill Nielsen: 
Lamar Fike EIN Exclusive Interview
Ernst Jorgensen interview about 'The Complete Masters' and more:
Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
Linda Thompson - Interview Special:
Alanna Nash
 
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Radio Interview: Vernon & Gladys Presley
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