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Monday 21 May 2018

'The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' In-Depth Review: This MRS 'The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' 5CD/Book combo pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s complete music recordings made for his movies during the 1950s.
The 5CDs contain the complete works of the master and session studio recordings made for each of Elvis’ movies during the 1950s, and all tracks have been remastered.
The 200-page book focuses on each of the recording sessions held for the four motion pictures made between August 1956 and March 1958.
The comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and documentation.

So what surprises will collectors discover in this new set, what is in this new collection that FTD have missed and how good will the audio sound.

Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson & Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new MRS release

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)



"The Wonder Of You" 2018 Australia Tour CANCELLED: Despite the "Back By Popular Demand" 2018 'Wonder Of You' Australian tour being pared back to only two shows - these have now been CANCELLED, presumably due to lack of ticket sales. What a shame.
There were only the two shows in Sydney and Melbourne and the dates had already been moved to August 2018, presumably to help link up with the excitement of Elvis Week.
Now Cancelled - Despite the best efforts of the Promoter we were not able to rectify the situation ....
Tickets purchased online or via telephone using credit cards will be refunded in full and you do not need to take any action. Please allow up to 15 working days for the refund.
(News, Source;RCM/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 19 May 2018

'Elvis: The Searcher' on Australian SBS TV: Good news for all Australian Elvis fans as the free-to-air broadcaster SBS TV are showing 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' documentary.
'Elvis: The Searcher' Part 1 on Sunday 27 May 8:30pm - 10:30pm
'Elvis: The Searcher' Part 2 on Sunday June 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm

In fact it is a good weekend for ELVIS on Australian TV as FOXTEL is also broadcasting a "Elvis TRIPLE movie special" plus a repeat of 'Elvis & Nixon'
FOX Classics is showing
- Kissin' Cousins Sun 27 May 12:00pm - 1:40pm
- Speedway Sun 27 May 1:40pm - 3:15pm
- King Creole Sun 27 May 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Masterpiece movie channel
- 'Elvis & Nixon' late at night Mon 28 May 12:15am - 1:40am


Thanks to EIN fan club member Peta Garriga
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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

NBC celebrates 50th Anniversary of the ELVIS Comeback Special: NBC in the US have announced that they will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The ELVIS Comeback Special.
They advertise "Coming Soon" Take a trip to Nashville for a unique restaging of Elvis' legendary 1968 comeback special.
We all know Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," but it was his '68 comeback special on NBC that truly secured his reign. In that one thrilling special, donning iconic black leather and performing some of his most unforgettable hits, Elvis reclaimed his glory and put himself back at the top of the charts. This season, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that epic evening, an all-star group of music's superstars will pay tribute in Nashville, Tennessee, recreating the spectacle
- even the staging - of that legendary night of song. In addition to the musical performances, we'll see rare Elvis footage, outtakes and interviews from those involved in the '68 comeback special, including Director Steve Binder. Whether you're a lifelong fan or just getting to know Elvis, this is an event not to be missed.
A Two-hour special - with "Grammys" Ken Ehrlich as Executive Producer.
No programme date is noted as yet.
(News, Source;NBC/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie at Elvis Week Update: Fans who making plans for Elvis Week specially to see Lisa Marie being interviewed need to note that she has changed her itinerary and will now be on August 11.
EPE states, Due to a schedule change, Lisa Marie Presley's appearance at Elvis Week 2018 has been moved from August 15 to a special appearance and interview for the launch of a new project to be announced soon.

Lisa Marie event will now be held on Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Graceland Soundstage.

EPE notes that more details on this project will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Tickets for the Lisa Marie special appearance and interview event are $30 and on sale now.
Click here to EPE to see Elvis Week 2018 schedule.


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Celebrate the Holiday Season at Graceland: Do you feel that there is not enough Elvis after Elvis Week has ended? Well don't fear as following last year's successful, inaugural Holiday Concert Weekend, the celebration will continue December 2018 at Elvis Presley's Graceland!
The 2018 Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend is December 14-15, and it will feature three festive live concerts at the Graceland Soundstage at Graceland's new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex.
On Friday, December 14, enjoy a live concert featuring Elvis' biggest Christmas hits. Then, on Saturday, December 15, it's two themed concerts on one night: an Elvis Gospel Christmas concert and an Elvis Star-Studded Rock 'n' Roll show.
Go here to EPE for more Christmas/Holiday info
(News, Sources,EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth dance the Bossa Nova Baby: If you have never seen the wonderful Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth dance to Elvis' classic 'Bossa Nova Baby' then this is your weekend treat.

A great idea and sure to put a smile on your face.

CLICK HERE to YouTube.

 

 

EIN thanks Padee for the word-up.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 17 May 2018

(Multimedia set review) - Tearing 'Em Up! 1971 - The King In Motion Vol. 3 (Venus Productions): Elvis' 1971 tour has been well served by a number of very strong book releases. The latest Venus Productions multimedia set revisits the tour with a composite book, DVD and CD set.

The DVD includes 40 minutes of concert footage from the November 1971 Tour. The footage has been professionally synced with the Boston November 10th show.
The main feature is the 209 page hardcover book with loads of rare pictures of the complete tour! 

EIN's Piers Beagley and Nigel Patterson recently explored this new release. What did they find? How does the book component compare to other releases on the tour? What do the audio-visual elements offer?

Read Piers and Nigel's detailed review featuring plenty of example pages of 1971 Elvis on stage action.

(Review, Source: EIN)


UPDATED - COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!: EIN has very strongly supported the FTD label from the start even though their quality control has slipped at times.
Recently this seems to have got worse, perhaps due to the producers Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon's extra work with mainstream SONY releases.
The last couple of FTD live soundboards have notably run slow dragging down the pace of Elvis' performance. This has also been an issue on some previous concert releases.
On ELVIS LAS VEGAS '74' FTD the dates were wrong with the two shows reversed from what the cover indicated.
Do FTD collectors deserve better or should we be happy to have anything released with faults and all?
Go here as EIN contributor & Elvis author Shane Brown investigates.
Now updated with YOUR COMMENTS - Are you a FTD collector - we want to know YOUR THOUGHTS
(Spotlight, Source;ShaneB/ElvisInformationNetwork)

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)


Tuesday 15 May 2018
Two New FTD releases: FTD has announced two new releases for early June 2018.
- 'ELVIS: OFF - ON STAGE' single CD 7" digipack.
This 1CD set features Elvis in great form from his legendary shows in February 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas.
The album is a compilation of tracks from various performances. Twelve tracks are unreleased performances while 4 are newly remixed tracks.
On a positive note Bob Lanning Elvis' drummer at the shows and author /concert producer Arjan Deelen were both involved with FTD on this collection.
As a 7" digipack it should be a fine addition to our collection.
Tracklist: 1 I Got A Woman Feb 16, Midnight Show, 2 Long Tall Sally Feb 16 MS, 3 Let It Be Me Feb 16 MS, 4 Don't Cry Daddy Feb 17 Dinner Show, 5 I Can't Stop Loving You Feb 17 DS, 6 Walk A Mile In My Shoes Feb 17 DS, 7 Sweet Caroline Feb 17 DS, 8 Kentucky Rain Feb 19 DS, 9 Polk Salad Annie Feb 17 DS, 10 Proud Mary Feb 19, DS#, 11 Release Me Feb 19, DS#, 12 See See Rider Feb 19, DS+, 13 The Wonder Of You Feb 18 MS%,
Bonus Songs: 14 Don't Cry Daddy Feb 16 MS, 15 Kentucky Rain Feb 16 MS, 16 Love Me Tender Feb 16 MS.
All previously unreleased except.
# = Previously released in a different mix on Polk Salad Annie FTD
+ = Previously released in a different mix on 'Today, Tomorrow And Forever'
% = Previously released in a different mix on ELVIS 30 # 1 HITS
- 'ELVIS - THE LAST MOVIES' FTD double VINYL.
This album collects the soundtrack recordings from 'Live A Little, Love A Little', 'Charro!', 'The Trouble With Girls' and 'Change Of Habit'.
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, on 180 gram vinyl..
EIN's review of the FTD CD version can be seen here.
SIDE 1: 1 A Little Less Conversation (tks 11, 12, 16), 2 Wonderful World (tk 16, 17), 3 Edge of Reality (tk 8 Master), 4 Almost in Love (#2006 take 4, vocal o/ds 2012 tks 2, 3 Master)
SIDE 2: 1 A Little Less Conversation (tks 1, 2), 2 Wonderful World (tks 2, 3), 3 Edge of Reality (tk 3), 4 Wonderful World (tk 7 Movie Master), 5 A Little Less Conversation (tk 10 Album Master), 6 Edge of Reality (tks 5, 6 Alt Master),
SIDE 3: 1 Charro, 2 Let's Forget About the Stars (rough mix), 3 Clean Up Your Own Back Yard, 4 Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (female vocals / brass overdub), 5 Almost, 6 Signs of the Zodiac (duet with Marlyn Mason), 7 College Songs Medley
SIDE 4: 1 Change of Habit, 2 Let's Be Friends, 3 Have A Happy, 4 Let Us Pray (Alt vocal overdub), 5 Rubberneckin', 6 Almost (take 29), 7 Charro (Rough mix).
Go here to 'Elvis SONY FTD News 2018' for all the details
(News, Source;FTD;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 14 May 2018
COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!: EIN has very strongly supported the FTD label from the start even though their quality control has slipped at times.
Recently this seems to have got worse, perhaps due to the producers Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon's extra work with mainstream SONY releases.
The last couple of FTD live soundboards have notably run slow dragging down the pace of Elvis' performance. This has also been an issue on some previous concert releases.
On ELVIS LAS VEGAS '74' FTD the dates were wrong with the two shows reversed from what the cover indicated.
Do FTD collectors deserve better or should we be happy to have anything released with faults and all?
Go here as EIN contributor & Elvis author Shane Brown investigates.
Are you a FTD collector - we want to know YOUR THOUGHTS
(Spotlight, Source;ShaneB/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Elvis Omega watch sells for $1.8 Million!: The watch gifted to Elvis Presley by RCA Records to celebrate his sale of 75-million records sold at an auction in Geneva today for $1,812,500. It is the highest price ever paid for an Omega watch.
It was estimated to sell for around $100,000. The Omega watch retailed by Tiffany & Co ended up selling for an incredible $1,812,500, including buyer's premium.
The 18k white gold watch has the back engraved "To Elvis, 75 Million Records, RCA Victor, 12-25-60". The bezel is set with 44 round brilliant diamonds, and the dial contains no numerals, only markers.
The story behind the watch is that Elvis was sitting in a restaurant when he was approached by a man who said, "nice watch." Elvis glanced at the man's watch, a diamond-set Hamilton, and replied, "I like your watch too. Do you want to trade?" It was consigned to auction by the man's nephew.
The watch was bought by the OMEGA Museum in Biel / Bienne with them paying a new world record for any OMEGA watch ever purchased.
It will be displayed in their Omega museum.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Rita Moreno says Brando better lover than Elvis! This week 86-year-old Rita Moreno had some sexy secrets to dish out on the "Wendy Williams Show".
Moreno, Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony awards winner, revealed that Elvis Presley may have been dubbed "The King" when it came to music but he was no match for Marlon Brando in the lovemaking department.
"Marlon slayed me good 'cause he was the king of everything. Eeeeverything! He was the king of movies and he was really one of the most sexual men on Earth.
It was one of those very tempestuous love affairs. It lasted eight years, on and off, on and off, on and off."
Rita Moreno, who was just 22 when she met Brando (seven years her senior), told Williams she wanted to marry the "Streetcar Named Desire" star, but he had no interest in limiting himself to one woman.
She recalled finding that out the hard way when she discovered she wasn't the only woman Brando was sleeping with.
"One time when I found some lingerie that was not mine, I just went home devastated, weeping and crying," but then noted that "something wonderful happened the next day."
That wonderful thing was none other than Elvis, who "liked what he saw" and asked to meet with her.
Moreno immediately accepted, as Brando's infidelity was "still on my mind."
What was good for the goose was not good for the gander, however, and Brando was furious when he found about her fling with the "Heartbreak Hotel" singer.
"The man threw chairs," quipped Moreno of Brando's jealousy. "It was wonderful!"
Yet when it came to lovemaking, Moreno admitted that Presley wasn't even in the same league as Brando.
"That's like a two-year-old and the king," she said in comparing the two.
(News, Source;Tabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

The Searcher's Thom Zimny to speak at Ridgefield Playhouse: Thom Zimny, the director of one of the most celebrated HBO documentaries of the year will appear at the Ridgefield Playhouse to provide behind the scenes insights into his Elvis Presley documentary as well as the work he has done for Bruce Springsteen.
Zimny will screen segments from the recently released documentary, punctuated by commentary and analysis from the filmmaker himself. The clips showed will be specially selected from the two-part, four-hour documentary, chosen as especially illustrative.
Previously, Zimny worked closely with Bruce Springsteen as the director of several documentaries about the legendary rocker and as his chief videographer. According to Forbes: "Few people understand Springsteen's creative process better than filmmaker Thom Zimny." Springsteen himself summed up Zimny's mastery of his craft simply, writing to him, "You and your crew bring it all."
'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' took a nuanced look at a man who is often cast by tabloids in derogatory terms and instead carefully investigated his meticulously collecting old footage, recordings, and interviews with friends and family to create a more complete picture of Elvis Presley.
According to The New York Times, Zimny's documentary "shows Presley's passion and control, his visceral drama, his mastery."
The screening will be held in the Ridgefield Playhouse and hosted by the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival.
Thom Zimny will be at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Connecticut, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are for $15, for info and tickets click here to riffct.org/events
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

Sunday 13 May 2018

'The Reno Brothers' At Printers: The hard-working Erik Lorentzen (Elvis Files) has announced that his new book 'The Reno Brothers' in his 'Gold Standard' series has gone to the printers.
This book focusses on Elvis' first movie, 'The Reno Brothers / Love Me Tender'.
Lorentzen promises plenty of previously unseen images.

THE RENO BROTHERS
"ELVIS - In The Story He Was Born To Play
"
ORDER NOW!
Send € 120 by PayPal to: sales@elvisfiles.no

and get this beautiful color poster shown below in awesome quality with the book.


His most recent 'Gold Standard' book, 'Elvis; The Movies' was a stunner - see EIN's book review here with plenty of great photos



(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)


Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis.

 

This week celebrates our 23,800 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.


Elvis Auction May 19 - includes $100.000 diamond ring: Julien's Auctions feature lots of ELVIS in their May 19 MUSIC ICONS live auction at Hard Rock Cafe New York and online.
The auction includes a diamond star-shaped ring (estimate $100,000) given by Elvis to 20-year-old fan Donna Lewis who was stood in the front row at the gig in 1975.
Also featuring Elvis' guitar a 1968 prototype solid rosewood Fender Telecaster electric guitar made for Elvis by Fender Custom Shop (estimate: $100,000).
Other iconic Presley items offered are his collection of stunning jewelry, his heavily embellished white leather belt worn in a 1972 performance in Hawaii and in his well-known jeweled "Thunderbird" ensemble, gifted to actor and friend Jack Lord (estimate $40,000) and Presley's blue suede jacket,
Elvis Presley Thunderbird ensemble (estimate: -$8,000), a red Western shirt and a pair of dark blue Wrangler denim jeans worn by Elvis in 'Stay Away, Joe', a custom deerskin vest and matching pants custom made for Elvis Presley by North Beach Leather in the mid-1970s, Presley's handwritten note and list of songs believed to be the last note written by Presley before his death (estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a ruby and diamond ring designed in 14K yellow gold, depicting a male head wearing a turban gifted by Presley to Tom Hulett and more
Not Elvis but a standout artifact that changed the course of music history is Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics written on St. Regis New York hotel stationery of Bob Dylan's 1963 classic "Blowin' in the Wind," joins the auction set list; this original Dylan manuscript is estimated to sell between $50,000-$70,000.
The auction takes place on May 19.
Elvis' STAR RING from is at current bid $55,000;
A diamond star-shaped ring given by Elvis Presley to a concert-goer Donna Lewis on July 24, 1975, during a performance at the Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
The ring is designed in 14K white gold, topped with 50 full-cut round diamonds totaling approximately 6.00 cts. and graded H-I color and VS-SI clarity, size 7 1/2. 25.4 grams.
Accompanying the ring is a photograph of Lewis and Presley at the moment he gave her the ring; an image of Presley wearing the ring; an affidavit from Lewis; and two images of Presley with a thank-you card given to him at a concert on March 18, 1976, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Go HERE to Julien's for info and to bid
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Week 2018 Tickets on Sale Now: Elvis Week 2019 runs from August 9-18, ten days celebrating the Music, Life and Legacy of Elvis Presley.
Among the very special guests will be Lisa Marie Presley, who will appear on stage at the Graceland Soundstage on August 15; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Elvis' '68 Comeback Special performer Darlene Love live in concert, making her first-ever Elvis Week appearance; Gospel and Soul legend and former Elvis back-up singer Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston, also making her first Elvis Week appearance; Elvis' acclaimed drummer from the TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt; and many more.
Highlights of the week's events include a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary '68 Comeback Special, a concert and conversation honoring Elvis' gospel recordings, a live concert performance with Elvis on the big screen, a special Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity and the Candlelight Vigil held on the evening of August 15.
Other guests include
Michael Dante, who co-starred with Elvis in "Kid Galahad";
Former members of The Stamps and Armond Morales,
Tanya Lemani George, belly dancer "Little Egypt"
Plus army buddies Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield.
Click here to EPE to see Elvis Week 2018 schedule.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 10 May 2018

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?

 

Read Nigel's review here

(Film Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska ‘74' OUT NOW: The new FTD release of 'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska '74' Double CD is at your Elvis dealers now!
'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska ‘74'  features both Elvis performances from June 30 1974, both the Afternoon and Evening show.
Disc 1- June 30, 1974, Afternoon show 2:30pm
1 See See Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 All Shook Up, 6 Love Me Tender, 7 Hound Dog, 8 Fever, 9 Polk Salad Annie, 10 Why Me Lord, 11 Suspicious Minds, 12 Introductions, 13 I Can’t Stop Loving You, 14 Help Me, 15 American Trilogy, 16 Let Me Be There, 17 Funny How Time Slips Away, 18 Big Boss Man, 19 Steamroller Blues, 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love, 21 Closing Vamp.
Disc 2 - June 30, 1974, Evening show 8:30pm
1 See See Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 All Shook Up, 6 Love Me Tender, 7 How Great Thou Art, 8 Hound Dog, 9 Fever, 10 Polk Salad Annie,

11 Why Me Lord, 12 Suspicious Minds, 13 Introductions, 14 I Can’t Stop Loving You, 15 Help Me, 16 Bridge Over Troubled Water, 17 Let Me Be There, 18 Happy Birthday, 19 Funny How Time Slips Away, 20 Big Boss Man, 21 My Way (FS) 22 Steamroller Blues (incomplete).
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Post Malone Breaks Billboard Chart Record: Have you ever heard of the US artist Post Malone? He is a US rapper, songwriter, and record producer who released his first album 'Stoney' back in 2016.
This week Post Malone has beaten Elvis Presley, The Beatles and all other great superstars to the record for the "Most Simultaneous Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits".
Does this prove the craziness of the new Billboard chart system and Awards or is Post Malone a serious contender as one of the greatest recording artists of all-time!
This is the craziness of counting streaming (where single tracks off albums can hit the charts for the week of release) to charts in Elvis' day where you had to save pocket-money get to a shop and purchase the vinyl 45rpm.
Post Malone's April 2018 album Beerbongs & Bentleys opened with 461,000 equivalent album units and landed nine songs in the top 20 of the Hot 100, shattering the previous record of six, which was shared by
The Beatles and J. Cole. The Beatles held the record for 54 years, as they charted six songs in the top 20 on charts dated April 11 and April 18, 1964.
J. Cole tied the mark just last week (on the chart dated May 5), fuelled by the No. 1 Billboard 200 bow of his latest album, KOD.
In a rather neat twist Post Malone then surprised a Nashville Bar with a cover of Elvis' 'That's All Right' - so he can't be all that bad!
Malone also has a tattoo of Elvis on his wedding ring finger! 

The rapper was partying at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge with some friends when he decided to join the live band onstage. He then did a few covers, one of which was Elvis Presley's hit song, "That's All Right."
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tupelo Elvis Festival honoured: The Tupelo Elvis Presley festival gets another award from 'Southern Traveler' magazine who named the Tupelo Elvis Festival as a "Southern Travel Treasure."
That award comes as Elvis' hometown is about to celebrate 20 years of the Tupelo Elvis Festival.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition, which draws many people to the city and the festival.
"There's several other amazing competitions going on throughout the United States, but there is only one birthplace. So having that connection to Elvis does make it that much more personal.  The 20th Elvis festival is going to be fantastic. We are really hoping not to just get that international crowd, but more of our local crowd too." said Reagan Pepper, with the Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival.
The Tupelo Elvis Festival runs June 6th through the 10th. For more information and tickets go the their website here, go to tupeloelvisfestival.com
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

SONY / Sirius Radio Pre-1972 Legal fight: Nearly three years after major record labels reached a $210 million settlement with SiriusXM over the use of sound recordings created before 1972, a new legal fight has erupted over the licensing of classic songs by such artists as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel.
The 2015 settlement by SiriusXM with ABKCO Music & Records, Sony Music Entertainment, etc came upon the sudden realization by many that pre-1972 recordings had the potential to be a monster legal headache for radio operators, bars, restaurants, sports stadiums and others. That's because when Congress chose to bring sound recordings within the purview of the Copyright Act in the mid-1970s, lawmakers chose not to preempt state misappropriation laws for older works. Despite decades of no litigation on this front, record owners began testing big lawsuits against SiriusXM and Pandora for exploiting iconic recordings from the rock and jazz era.
Then, the situation seemingly cooled.
Not only did the major labels strike a $210 million settlement with SiriusXM, but independent owners of pre-1972 sound recordings came to their own settlement worth up to $99 million. The latter deal to resolve a class action led by Flo & Eddie of The Turtles nevertheless allowed appeals to proceed that would shape ongoing royalty rates, and subsequently, SiriusXM won big rulings when courts in both New York and Florida decided that their state laws didn't protect the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings.
The 2015 settlement deal gave the satellite radio broadcaster the right to use pre-1972 recordings through the end of last year, and as contemplated by the settlement, the parties would try to reach a new license for 2018-2022. If the parties couldn't come to terms, they would arbitrate.
As revealed in court papers filed by Sony on Friday, SiriusXM and the record labels have exchanged proposals but haven't been able to come to an agreement.
Pursuant to the Flo & Eddie agreement, SiriusXM is currently paying 2 percent, and if the California Supreme Court finds that state law hasn't granted pre-1972 recording owners a performance right, the royalty gets adjusted down to nothing.
Of course, Sony is likely to think its recordings - including Elvis Presley, Miles Davis and Johnny Cash - are a lot more valuable and deserve much greater compensation. Before Sirius prevailed in New York and Florida courts, SiriusXM had agreed in settlements to pay as much as a 5.5 percent royalty.
For more info go to the full article at Hollywood Reporter
(News, Source;HR/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

'The EPE Catalog' Book Review: Bob Pakes' 'The EPE Catalog' presents an A-Z guide, 390 packed pages, with over 1,450 images on every weird and wonderful product that was part of the immensely successful 1956 Elvis Presley merchandise train.
The book contains an unbelievable number of photographs and documents showing how much product EPE tried to flog to the fans.  Anyone want an Elvis Presley hot-plate or some mittens!?
The book is an incredible compendium of how teenage America went crazy for Elvis Presley and the clever exploitation of their teenage cravings by one Col Parker via Hank Saperstein.
Incredibly around 80 different Elvis licensed products in all different colours and sizes were rushed out over this amazingly short period. Elvis Badges/ Buttons including everything from ‘I Like Elvis’ to ‘I Hate Elvis’ buttons, and featured over 18 pages of the book, is just one of those 80 products! It is an intense and fascinating story.
Teenagers in the 1950s were the first generation to really have any spending money and Tom Parker wanted to grab his share!

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this fabulous book - with plenty of example pages..
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


MRS ‘Complete 50s Film & Soundtrack Sessions digital erratum! Author Gordon Minto who wrote the very detailed text for the new MRS release ‘Complete 50s Film & Soundtrack Sessions' would like to point out an editing mistake that made in through to the final manuscript.
Minto would like to acknowledge the simple error before the 'Elvis Fun Police' want him castigated.
On page 54 the sentence is inadvertently printed as "Love Me Tender after earning millions ...ironically was the only film Elvis made for 20th Century Fox."
The sentence was of course meant to have said "Love Me Tender after earning millions ...ironically was the only film Elvis made for 20th Century Fox in the fifties".
Two pages later Minto actually notes in the bok that Elvis did make two more films for 20th Century Fox.
Minto tells EIN "I have never shied away from admitting my mistakes which is why I wanted to get it out there as soon as the book is officially released. It would be a sort of digital erratum!"
Click here to 'All The Elvis CD News 2018' for all the details and full tracklisting.
(News, Source;GM/ElvisInfoNet)

(New book) Spirit of the '60s: A Film and Television Photo Album: Elvis, Batman, Doctor Who, Gerry Anderson, Irwin Allen (a fun 4 fans history)In 2014-15 EIN had the pleasure of interviewing pop culture and prolific author Jon Abbott and reviewing his excellent book, The Elvis Films. Jon has a new book release featuring a chapter on Elvis that will be of interest to many fans. Jon told EIN:

"I thought I would drop a quick line to notify you about a new publication of mine that includes a nod to Elvis. 

 
It is different from my usual text-heavy books in that it is primarily a photo album, in colour, around 140 pages, with the theme of 1960s film and TV. Basically I was looking for a way to use some wonderful Batman and Doctor Who pics that came my way and I needed a general theme that justified the use of the pictures for their intended purpose (promotion), so I put together this book titled Spirit of the ’60s that features specific chapters (including Elvis, Gerry Anderson, and Irwin Allen) that make up a visual history to hopefully encourage further investigation by the young and a nudge to re-watch for the nostalgic.

It is important for me to make clear that there are only seventeen pages of Elvis pics, many undoubtedly familiar to your audience......"

Given Jon Abbott's knowledge of popular culture and entertaining and informative writing style, EIN has no doubt his latest release will delight many readers, especially those of us who grew up on a heady dose of not only Elvis, but also 1960's pop culture.

Nearly 150 pages of glorious, indulgent nostalgia of memories that refuse to go away…Elvis, Batman, Lost in Space, Thunderbirds, Doctor Who… What a decade for popular culture. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. 

Read EIN's review of Jon Abbott's book The Elvis Films

Read EIN's interview with Jon Abbott


EIN Note: Our French and Italian readers may be interested in the first and fourth books above. The second and third titles are part of a series of note books with an Elvis related cover.
UPDATED - EIN review ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Deluxe CD boxset: If your main interest in Elvis is his music then HBO’s ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ will probably become your favourite documentary ever produced about our hero.
The companion 3-CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings, powerful vocal performances and rare outtakes plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film - including several early singles that inspired Elvis.
Thom Zimny said, "To live with the music of The Searcher over a period of years was more than a privilege. It changed my thinking about the emotional life of songs, both for those who make them and those who listen to them."
While keen Elvis fans may already own all the chosen songs Director Thom Zimny's selection is so eclectic that there is still plenty to enjoy and discover. But does the box-set really work without having seen the film?
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley provides an indepth review and investigates how the new box-set works compared with the HBO documentary.... Now updated with YOUR Comments
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)
EIN is interested in what other fans think of this box-set - please Click Here and send us YOUR Thoughts

Saturday 5 May 2018
EIN review ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Deluxe CD boxset: If your main interest in Elvis is his music then HBO’s ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ will probably become your favourite documentary ever produced about our hero.
The companion 3-CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings, powerful vocal performances and rare outtakes plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film - including several early singles that inspired Elvis.
Thom Zimny said, "To live with the music of The Searcher over a period of years was more than a privilege. It changed my thinking about the emotional life of songs, both for those who make them and those who listen to them."
While keen Elvis fans may already own all the chosen songs Director Thom Zimny's selection is so eclectic that there is still plenty to enjoy and discover. But does the box-set really work without having seen the film?
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley provides an indepth review and investigates how the new box-set works compared with the HBO documentary....
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)
EIN is interested in what other fans think of this box-set - please Click Here and send us YOUR Thoughts

'The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' New MRS box-set OUT NOW Memphis Recording Service have released their Limited Edition 5CD / 200-page book ‘THE COMPLETE ‘50s MOVIE MASTERS AND SESSION RECORDINGS’.
This Limited Edition 5CD/Book set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s complete music recordings made for his movies during the 1950s.
The 5 CDs contain the complete works of the master and session studio recordings made for each of Elvis’s 1950s movies and all tracks have been remastered with many audio restoration surprises that have ignored by other labels.
The 200-page book focuses on each of the recording sessions held for the four motion pictures made between August 1956 and March 1958.
The comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and documentation. The five CDs focus on 'Love Me Tender', 'Loving You', 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'King Creole'. The Jailhouse Rock outtakes feature over three CDs.
Click here to 'All The Elvis CD News 2018' for full tracklisting.
Previous MRS releases have included the best sounding versions of several of Elvis' 50's recordings, including 'Blue Moon', ‘I Want You, I Need You, I Love You’ and 'Love Me Tender' stereo takes, so fans can expect some quality remasters.
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

Actor Bruce Campbell quits Elvis: Following the recent cancellation of 'Ash vs Evil Dead' the show’s star Bruce Campbell announced that he would also officially retire from his role as Elvis Aaron Presley.
Campbell played an aged version of Presley, or at least someone who believed himself to be the King of Rock & Roll , in director Don Coscarelli’s much-loved 2002 cult horror film 'Bubba Ho-Tep'  which was based on a novella by Joe R. Lansdale. A few years later Campbell came close to reprising the role in a proposed sequel called 'Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires' before reportedly withdrawing from the project. “I told the creators that I didn’t want to dance around it anymore. I feel that the first 'Bubba Ho-Tep'  was a nice little gem, and you don’t have to make a sequel for everything. Don Coscarelli, god bless him, go make it. You know, get somebody else. They had Ron Perlman at one point. Knock yourself out.
To me, each character has a lifespan. Elvis was best as a one-shot deal, an iconic character in a really unique setting, guided by a great director. Why repeat?”
See EIN's 2003 review of 'Bubba Ho-Tep'  here.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis ‘spotted ALIVE singing in church’!: OK, this is pure tabloid BS but the fact that people even consider that Elvis might not be dead in 2018 only goes to show the media fascination over Elvis is bigger than any other superstar.
The UK tabloids report that ... the internet has erupted with claims the King of Rock is alive and doing what he did best – singing.
Hardcore (EIN- Really?!) fans are convinced a pastor seen singing gospels in a deep baritone voice is Elvis Presley himself.
Fans are now calling on pastor Robert Joyce from a small town in central Arkansas to identify himself and admit to being the rock icon.
If some of the conspiracists are to believed, Elvis has chosen a life of worship and now preaches in a small town in central Arkansas.
Tom Mennel, who has seen Pastor Bob singing on YouTube, is convinced he is the real deal.
He said: “I have been an Elvis fan since I was six-years-old and now I am 61-years-old. To me Mr Joyce is Elvis and I do hope one day he will stand up and say who he is.
My aunt has seen Elvis when she lived in Memphis and she says that is him. She’s been to five of his concerts and she says that is him.” (EIN Notes, well it must be true then! and he checked via a YouTube clip!)
Another person Sophi Mour, added: “Absolutely the face, body and voice is you. The way you move your hands, your walking, your humour and your smile is definitely the King.
I’m studying his everyday videos all the time and I’m sure of that with all my heart."
However, unfortunately for fans, the claims have been debunked by Mr Joyce himself.
Thanking people for the comparisons he dispelled the rumours and added: “Most of these folks know I am not Elvis but to them it doesn’t matter. They are only so grateful that God is blessing them and reviewing their lives. Perhaps God is using Elvis voice to minister to broken hearts and broken lives.
If Elvis were alive, I would say to him, my friend and brother, we are of kindred spirits. We are one in Christ.”
Over the years conspiracy theorists have refused to believe that Elvis died and claim he faked his own death to avoid the spotlight and live out a peaceful retirement.
However the iconic singer would now be over 83-years-old if he is alive.
(Go here to EIN's Elvis Conspiracy Page if you need to know more craziness.)
(News, Source;UKTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 1 May 2018

'Elvis: The Searcher' Worldwide Dates: HBO / EPE are negotiating with various TV channels for a worldwide release of the new HBO documentary.
Priscilla has posted the following news...  
For those who are inquiring where the documentary will be airing, below is a quick update on international launches of the show to date. Will share when I know more.
Canada/Bell Media - launch April 14
Flemish Belgium / VRT – launch May 10
Israel / DBS – TBC launch
S Africa / MNET – early May launch TBC
Latin America / HBO – summer launch TBC
UK – in active discussions
Australia and NZ – in active discussions

(News, Source;PP/ElvisInfoNet)

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

Petition to NBC to Honour the Comeback Special 50th Anniversary: This is a neat idea by Elvis fan Dave Rogers who has started a change.org petition to NBC request that Elvis' classic 'Comeback Special' be shown on the 50th anniversary of the NBC premiere. 
"On December 3, 1968, NBC aired what has since become known as Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special which was not only the most watched TV special that year, but also the catalyst for a rebirth in Elvis' career and the motivating factor in his decision to return to performing in front of live audiences again after several years of making movies in Hollywood.
We are petitioning NBC to replay the unedited version of this special on the 50th Anniversary next December 3, 2018, in the same time slot of

9:00PM EST in honor of this historic television and cultural event.
This will not only be a great show of respect for the life and legacy of Elvis, but also a true thrill for his millions of fans around the world.
CLICK HERE to add your name. - Now at 6,000 fans, they would like 7,500 signatures.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Marty Stuart at Graceland & new Hillbilly Exhibit: Graceland has announced that five time GRAMMY Award winning country superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will bring his eclectic blend of rockabilly, honky-tonk, and traditional country music to The Guest House at Graceland Theater on June 9  for an electrifying, one-night only, concert.
Marty and his band will be joined by legendary Sun Records drummer W.S. Holland.
At 2pm on June 9, Stuart will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit filled with artifacts from Stuart’s personal collection that traces the country music roots of rock ‘n’ roll.
The new “Hillbilly Rock” exhibit is part of the Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex. 
Over the years, Marty Stuart’s love of country music has found multiple avenues for expression. The “Hillbilly Rock” exhibit is the second collaborative exhibition effort between Stuart and Graceland.
Stuart credits producer Sam Phillips and the early artists of Sun Records in Memphis with the musical revolution that came to be known as rock ‘n’ roll.
“Sam was a musical maverick who saw beauty and sensed the raw power of blurring the lines of country, rhythm & blues, bluegrass and gospel music. He was triumphant in bringing down the walls surrounding these musical cultures, opening windows to all musical possibilities, mining the authenticity that lay hidden in each individual artist and providing a setting in which freedom could flourish.”
Click here to EPE website for tickets and info
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Saturday Night Fever' New Import CD: The Ragdoll label latest release is ''Saturday Night Fever' from March 30th 1975 dinner show AUDIENCE RECORDING. (EIN notes it was a Sunday, not Saturday!)
In march of 1975 Elvis gave 29 performances, he opened this season on March 18, 1975, and the crowd at the Las Vegas Hilton saw a rejuvenated performer, as well as a rejuvenated setlist.
Elvis added tracks from his new album 'Elvis Today', songs like ''Green Green Grass Of Home'' ''And I Love You So'' and ''Fairytale'' would be introduced, with the latter two staying in the setlist for most of those shows. Elvis also re-introduced some songs that haven't been sung regularly for 2 years, including ''My Boy'' ''Burning Love'' and ''I'll Remember You'', the latter one having been sung only once the year before in Lake Tahoe. Here for the first time, the near complete March 30th dinner show. Ragdoll was able to obtain a new source, which included the near complete show (the tape ran out near the end of ''Hound Dog'') which was in very good sound quality. The sound is ambient and very good, the only song left incomplete is ''Can't Help Falling In Love''. Be sure to ask your dealer for samples.
Go to 'Elvis All The CD News' for tracklist and more details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


News from last week....
'The Searcher' Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy: The New York Times has published a substantial and very positive review of the new HBO documentary.
It includes.. 
... There are no fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Nor is there a television with a bullet hole in its screen. Drugs, an unavoidable topic, are mentioned in sympathetic tones as an overworked performer's self-medication.
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher" strives to rescue the Elvis Presley story from its tabloid side. Instead, it presents a biography of an artist and musician who was both spectacularly gifted and unconscionably misdirected. Guided by his own ideas and instincts, he transformed 20th-century culture in the 1950s. But afterward, treated by his manager as a commercial workhorse, he spent years making trivial movies and performing as a nostalgia act.
The documentary presents Presley's relationship to African-American music as one of affinity and appreciation, not exploitation. "Elvis and Elvis's music pointed to black culture and said, 'This is filled with the force of life,'" Mr. Springsteen comments. "If you want to be an American, this is something you need to pay attention to." The excerpt chosen from "King Creole," the 1958 Presley film set in New Orleans, shows Presley listening to and then joining African-American street vendors' cries, acknowledging their influence.
  "He did not invent rock 'n' roll per se," Tom Petty bluntly notes, citing Little Richard and Joe Turner. "What he did was different" a fusion of all Presley had absorbed. He was not a copyist. The film and boxed set include enough of Presley's sources to demonstrate how thoroughly he personalized songs like Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right" and Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky": the two sides, drawn from (black) blues and (white)

bluegrass, of his first single for Sun Records. In retrospect, it was a perfect, archetypal mission statement of how he would defy categories.
(After the army) the rock revolutionary, under Parker's management, was supposed to fall into line as an entertainer. Sadly, he did.
There was no other career map at the time, and the Colonel did not encourage artistic exploration. Through the eventful mid-1960s Elvis was contractually bound to make movies with lame songs and diminishing returns. One of the documentary's most bitterly telling finds is an audio interview with a defeated-sounding Presley, where he says that while he'd like to make "artistic" films, "if what you're doing is doing O.K., you're better off sticking with it."
The documentary seizes on moments,  rehearsals, outtakes, when Presley's grit and fervor blasted away corniness and shtick. It shows him touching down in gospel music at his bleakest times and, near the end, strains to present him as a spiritual figure. Its finale is from that 1968 TV special: his
wrenching performance of "If I Can Dream," longing for equality and redemption during a year of social turmoil. It shows Presley's passion and control, his visceral drama, his mastery. But it can't explain all that he left undone.
Go here to the New York Times for the full review
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’: One of EIN’s most insightful contributors George Smith has written a stunning essay on the new HBO documentary ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’.
In his review ‘George Smith’ captures the essence of the narrative, Zimny’s production decisions and notes the difficulty of having to create a documentary about Elvis’ music and having to keep it under 4 hours.
His review includes,   
“The genius of the documentary though, is in its decision to present Elvis Presley to all viewers in a new and unexpected fashion. For the devotees this is realised through the constant use of new film (professional and amateur) and studio outtakes: it keeps the faithful on their toes and creates the impression of seeing and hearing Elvis anew. This is why Zimny insisted on using the alternative Aloha, the handheld “Trilogy” and “Never Been to Spain”, the “Burning Love” rehearsal, the “If I Can Dream” outtake, the off-air segments from ’68, the non-masters of “Lonely Man”, “Hurt”, “Suspicious Minds”, “Loving You”.. It is a deliberate and clever approach which was much appreciated by this writer.”
Go here to “Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher”  this is essential reading.
(Spotlight; Source;GeorgeSmith/ElvisInfoNet)


Graceland Expansion Proposal: The plans for the Graceland campus expansion shows two exhibit buildings of 80,000 square feet each on either side of the "live Event Center" EPE wants to build on the western border behind its Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex.
The plan and rendering released last Monday by Graceland managing partner Joel Weinshanker, also includes:
* A "Made in USA Outlet" building of more than 64,000 square feet directly across the boulevard from the Guest House at Graceland.
* An aircraft hangar for the two restored jets owned by Elvis Presley.
* A new wing for the Guest House.
Weinshanker also touts 1,000 new jobs to be created by the expansion.
Graceland is now seeking financing for both the arena and exhibit space with approval earlier this month from the Economic Development Growth Engine, the city-county agency that approves economic incentives for such projects.
The EDGE board approved a plan that would specifically increase the flow of city and county property tax revenue through a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to the financing of the Guest House at Graceland and Elvis Presley's Memphis. Graceland would then use the money it now puts toward financing those two projects toward the financing of a 6,000- to 7,000-seat arena estimated to cost $50 million.
Graceland's new legal position is that the OK'd arrangement means it can build the arena and not violate the non-compete agreement the Memphis Grizzlies.
City chief legal officer Bruce McMullen also said he had hoped Graceland and the Grizzlies could work out some agreement without the matter being decided in court.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis 'Heartbreak Hotel' musical in Chicago: Elvis will soon enter the building when the musical "Heartbreak Hotel" begins its 10-week Chicago run June 30.
The jukebox musical, which traces the first 18 months of Presley's career, from his days as a teen-aged truck driver to his arrival at Sun Studios in Memphis to his life-changing affiliation with Col. Tom Parker and his ascent to superstardom, is the work of writer/director Floyd Mutrux, who, along with Colin Escott, also penned "Million Dollar Quartet'.
'Heartbreak Hotel' will star Eddie Clendening as Elvis (also in "Million Dollar Quartet"), Matt Codina as guitarist Scotty Moore and Beau Sample as bassist Bill Black.
"I've always been a big fan of '50s rock and roll, country, rhythm and blues, and obviously Elvis
was a big part of that," said Clendening. "But ya, I used to get beat up in school for wearing a pompadour and '50s-style clothes, playing a guitar."
For Codina, a seasoned guitarist, it meant locking into Moore's signature style of play.
"I think in part his style came from the people who influenced him ... like Chet Atkins" Codina said. "Scotty had that distinct approach to it."
"That heavy, syncopated thumb that added so much to the backbeat. Nobody really had that style until him," Clendening added.
EIN's US contributors Joan & Paul Gansky highly recommend this musical to Elvis fans.
For tickets, visit broadwayinchicago.com.
(News, Source;JG/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie's Ex-Manager Demands Court Dismiss Lawsuit: Lisa Marie Presley's former business manager claims she squandered millions of dollars of her famous father's fortune, and is asking the court to dismiss her shocking claims against him.
In court documents Barry J. Siegel's attorney said Lisa Marie is blaming Siegel for her uncontrollable spending. The affidavit is a response to Presley's petition filed in Los Angeles Probate Court that alleges her ex-business manager lost her $100 million fortune by investing in American Idol, and left her in $500,000 in credit card debt.
Elvis Presley's daughter accused Siegel of "reckless and negligent mismanagement and self-serving ambition," in court documents filed in February 21 and is suing Siegel for "breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, constructive fraud negligence, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and accounting."
Siegel's attorney, Leon Gladstone, said Presley's motion should not be discussed in probate proceedings, but instead belongs in civil court.
"Presley concedes that, in retrospect, she could and should have 'enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle' and lived 'comfortably' on the $1.5 to $2 million she received annually from 2005 forward," Gladstone wrote in the affidavit. "While the untouched $40 million could have grown as much as $75 million.
In other words, the 2007 transaction effectively set Lisa Marie up to receive a steady, substantial stream of income while she secured a fortune in the tens of millions of dollars- if only she had kept her hands off the $40 million."
The attorney added the bulk of Presley's allegations are contradictory.
Meanwhile, Lisa Marie is due in court this Friday for a hearing on her ongoing divorce battle with ex Michael Lockwood, who is demanding financial support from her.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

‘Elvis: The Searcher’ introduces a new generation to The King: Another look at the new HBO film from the Daily Dot - It includes..
.. There have been movies about Elvis Presley before, but there’s never been a definitive take on the “King of Rock 'n’ Roll.” Johnny Cash has 'Walk The Line', Ray Charles has 'Ray', but where’s the great Presley biopic?
'Elvis: The Searcher' is a more sensible way to cover Presley’s life and career than a traditional narrative film. Rather than picking over the many details of who he was and what he did for the thousandth time and trying to squeeze a single story out of it, it condenses everything, approaching Presley in a scholarly but streamlined way.
The Searcher comes on the heels of several other HBO docs about American cultural icons, including Arthur Miller: Writer, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, and Andre the Giant.
And yet, unlike any of the other men HBO has profiled recently, Presley holds a certain cultural cache which only a few artists and entertainers from the last century ever achieved. If anything, he remains seen, if not heard.
 
The popularity of his music may be up for debate, but his status as a staple of Americana remains unchecked. Ask any kid who Presley was, and even if they can’t name one of his songs, they can tell you what he looked like.
It’s the very reason we keep waiting for that great biopic about him, ELVIS is too big. No actor has ever adequately been able to fill the King’s blue suede shoes.
So, yeah, The Searcher had a lot to cover. The film pays special attention his 1968 TV special, using it as a framing device and suggesting that was the moment which forever cemented his legacy as a pioneering television performer.
The sheer amount of audio Zimny collected, and how much time he spent collecting it, must be staggering, especially given the haunting snippets featuring the now-deceased Petty. 
The sheer amount of audio Zimny collected, and how much time he spent collecting it, must be staggering, especially given the haunting snippets featuring the now-deceased Petty.
What 'The Searcher' covers exhaustingly is Presley’s music. If you’re someone who appreciates discussions of craft, about how the twang of a guitar, the slap of a bass, or the beat of a drum can change a whole culture, then there’s a lot here you’ll love.
There’s not a lot of recontextualization going on in The Searcher. The film is full of facts, but none of them are showcased in a new light. - Luckily the music speaks for itself.
(News, Source;DailyDot/ElvisInfoNet)
For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

‘Elvis: The Searcher’ In UK Charts: There is no doubt that without the HBO documentary ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher' being shown on TV there is little reason for fans outside the US to get excited about the new CD release. The tracklisting makes little sense unless you have seen the film - as Zimny has stated, "The soundtrack was in my mind from the beginning. The collection of recordings is for a person who saw the film, who wanted to complete the experience. To me, this collection is part of the film."
Unfortunately that lack of TV promotion has caused ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ to already drop out of the UK Top 100 Album Chart.
 
It appears on various other UK charts as follows:
- ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Album Sales Chart – 74
- ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Physical Album Chart – 56
- ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Soundtrack Album Chart – 6
- ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Scottish Album Chart – 88

In Australia, similarly with no TV promotion there has been dismal sales.
Last week  in Australia it debuted on 16 April chart at #72 then dropped out of top 100 this week.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/NP/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 21 April 2018 - - - Record Store Day - - - Celebrate Vinyl!
Classic Vancouver 1957 Elvis Photos Found: Elvis' show at the Vancouver Empire Stadium on August 31, 1957 is the stuff of legend, but photos of the gig are as rare as hen’s teeth.
So imagine Rob Frith’s surprise when he recently got a call about some unknown Elvis pix from Empire Stadium.
Frith admits he was “a bit skeptical” about new photos turning up six decades after the show. But he was astonished when he saw them in person.
The photo captures the early Elvis in all his rock ’n’ roll glory, knees bent and wide apart, singin’ and swingin’ in his famous gold lame jacket.
“I was excited I had to have them,” laughs Frith, one of Canada’s top rock poster collectors.
Frith wound up purchasing 14 prints from Andrew Bazan, whose dad Anthony took the shots. Anthony Bazan worked as a portrait photographer, and talked his way into the Presley show by claiming to be a member of the press.
One photo features Elvis with his backing singers the Jordonaires, the rest are solo shots of Elvis in various states of gyration. They’ve never been published, which is hard to believe, because they totally capture his onstage magic.
The show only lasted 22 minutes before some fans rushed the stage and Elvis vamoosed. But it sounds like the King was in full control onstage.
“At one point Dad was about to take a photograph when Elvis turned away,” Andrew Bazan noted, “Elvis realized the situation, turned, faced Dad, smiled and waited for him to take the photo, all while still performing the song.”
The black and white prints are small, four by six inches. The negatives were lost in a fire years ago, but the Bazans kept the prints in pristine condition.
Anthony Bazan died about 10 years ago, and his son inherited the photos.
“I felt the photos belonged in Vancouver, in a good home, hopefully to be enjoyed as I had enjoyed them over the years,” he said.
Most of the existing shots from the gig were by Rolly Ford, who made prints for DJ Red Robinson, who was the MC of the show.
Robinson chuckles when asked about a rumour that Elvis was wearing black pants in the Vancouver show because his gold lame pants were at the drycleaners.
“Elvis tried to wear that gold suit onstage, but with his movement and everything else it cracked,” he said.
“He said ‘I don’t want to wear this (bleep) anymore,’ and took off the bottom and left the top on. It was gold lame, and just split apart.”
Right, Elvis Presley with fan Wendy Braine backstage at Empire Stadium in 1957- a photo featured in the stunning book 'A Touch of Gold Lame'
The Sun sent photographer Bill Dennett to the Presley show, and apparently he took some marvellous shots. But when the crowd rushed the stage, editors decided to run a Ralph Bower photo of the crowd instead of Elvis, which infuriated Dennett.
“He went backstage and did a whole bunch of portrait shots of Elvis with his hand up, with his wristwatch, beautiful shots,” Bower recalls.
Unfortunately the Dennett photos have disappeared from the Sun’s archives, and have never been seen by the public.
Frith can’t believe the Sun didn’t run any Elvis shots from his show, which drew a record crowd of 25,898.
“It was one of the biggest cultural events in the history of the world — Elvis Presley was a big deal!” said Frith.
“How could they not run that? Why wouldn’t you? Do you not want to sell newspapers?”
Go here for the full story - see below for the best book on Elvis rocking out in Gold Lame on stage in '57.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

'A Touch Of Gold Lamé' Book Review: The book from the Elvis Files Erik Lorentzen is an in-depth look at Elvis' fabulous tours of 1957 over 420 pages.
EIN has never seen so many glorious photographs of Elvis on tour in 1957 with so many photographs we have previously not seen in such stunning quality and as glorious full-page images.
The wealth of material in this book is stunning. His single day Ottawa appearance with the first fabulous article “The Pelvis Arrives” and continue over forty-two pages of articles and stunning images. There are 10 articles alone from Ottawa’s various newspapers and two interviews with Elvis. And yet he was there for only one day!
.. "Glittering in an unborn calf skin suit, which was completely covered with 24-karat gold cloth, and 24-karat gold shoes, Elvis seemed to be somewhat groggy as he greeted the record crowd. Assuming his provocative stance, he tilted the microphone, embraced it and began rotating his pelvis....
It is incredible, only twenty-eight Elvis concerts over 400 plus pages and not a jumpsuit in sight!

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this sensational 2015 book about the crucial tours of 1957 that would help cement Elvis' incredible legacy as he headed towards his possible career-changing term in the US Army....
(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


'Elvis: The King In The Ring' for Record Store Day: RCA / Sony's special release for "Record Store Day" April 21st 2018. OUT NOW - A Double Vinyl, 'Elvis Presley: The King In The Ring'
... Elvis Presley re-established himself as the King of Rock and Roll with ELVIS, the widely-seen "comeback special" broadcast on NBC at the end of 1968. The show's many highlights included laid-back live performances recorded in the round before a small audience and featuring a powerful ensemble, including guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, both part of Elvis' original, classic backing band. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ELVIS, both electrifying intimate sets will be released in an individually numbered 2XLP package with a newly created gatefold sleeve, pressed on red vinyl.
Tracklist: 1 Heartbreak Hotel 2 Baby What You Want Me To Do 3 Introductions 8pm 4 That's All Right 5 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 6 Baby What You Want Me To Do 7 Blue Suede Shoes 8 One Night 9 Love Me 10 Trying To Get To You11 Lawdy Miss Clawdy 12 Santa Claus Is Back In Town 13 Blue Christmas 14 Tiger Man 15 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 16 Memories
Great Cover shot.
For Record Store Day info go to their website
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘RCA Studio 1 - The New York Sessions’ - Vinyl: Memphis Recording Service new VINYL album ‘RCA STUDIO 1 - THE NEW YORK SESSIONS’ OUT NOW for Record Store Day, 21st April 2018.
The LIMITED EDITON 180 gram vinyl contains the complete New York masters plus outtake session recordings.
With Bonus 4 Page pullout inside.
Tracklist:
SIDE A 1. Blue Suede Shoes, 2. My Baby Left Me, 3. One-Sided Love Affair, 4. So Glad Your Mine, 5. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Cry, 6. Tutti Frutti, 7. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy, 8. Shake, Rattle & Roll, 9. Hound Dog, 10. Don't Be Cruel, 11. Anyway You Want Me,   
SIDE B 1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 6), 2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 7), 3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 8 & 9), 4. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 11 & 12), 5. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Take 1-3), 6. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Take 5-7), 7. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Take 8), 8. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Take 9-11), 9. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Take 12 Undubbed Edit Master)

For Record Store Day info go to their website

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


EIN exclusives and News from earlier in April . . .

(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: Murfreesboro '74'' FTD In-Depth Review: March 1974 was Elvis' ninth tour of the US and included twenty-five performances in under 3 weeks. Freed from the constraints of the Las Vegas Hilton casino crowd, Elvis was in fine form and putting on great shows. The new FTD double-CD features Elvis' two Murfreesboro shows March 14 and March 19 (the penultimate concert before 'Live In Memphis') from this 1974 tour.

FTD have already released four concerts from this tour, the Tulsa March 1 Opening Show, the Memphis March 17 Evening show, the Richmond March 18 concert plus the RCA recorded 'Live In Memphis' March 20 Closing Night.
So do we really need yet another two 1974 soundboards from this March tour? Well, well, well.. the answer is a definite YES!

Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley check out this new FTD double-pack .....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)


Dave Hebler Interview with EIN: Dave Hebler is best known to Elvis Presley fans as being part of the Memphis Mafia and Elvis’ bodyguard in the mid-seventies. As an integral part of Elvis’ personal and professional life, Hebler’s primary responsibility was the personal safety of Elvis at home as well as at recording sessions, personal appearances, concert tours and various recreations.
He is also known as a contributor along with Red and Sonny West to the 1977 book ‘Elvis: What Happened’.

EIN's Piers Beagley recently interviewed him to discuss Elvis and what it was like to be part of the Elvis Experience including...
- His best Elvis memory
- His new book out this year
- ‘Elvis: What Happened’
- Protecting Women and Children from Violence
- That Frank Skinner Elvis shirt!

Go here for EIN's exclusive interview with Dave Hebler including some cool photos..
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


"Depressed Elvis killed himself" Tabloid Lies!: This week several bottom-scraping media sites and newspapers have been reporting that "Priscilla says 'Depressed Elvis killed himself'". THIS IS TOTAL RUBBISH.
The story was fabricated by a low-life UK tabloid and since then has been copied to other media sites. The supposed source is a Priscilla quote in the new documentary 'The Searcher'. While in the HBO doco Priscilla does claim that "she and loved ones had failed to try and wean Elvis off (prescribed) drugs" and that Elvis always stated that he knew what he was doing. There is no suggestion of suicide.
While EIN has suggested that Priscilla has created "false-memories" previously to help promote new EPE products, i.e. "Elvis said he wanted to build The Guest House At Graceland" or "Elvis always wanted to record with the RPO", this time we believe this is all tabloid fabricated lies.
In fact Priscilla has now commented on the story..
"I never said Elvis was depressed and killed himself. My words "he knew what he was doing" were totally taken out of context.
This story originated from a UK tabloid.  They credited 'The Searcher' as the source of this fabricated story.
Shame on them! They know what they are doing, trying to sell papers by writing untruths.
Thanks to those who see it for what it is: 'Fake News'
"
Ginger Alden has also added...
"There is no truth to the new stories being recently spread around. Elvis was looking forward to many things, marriage, more children, serious films and his next tour. He was in a good mood.. He was ready to go back on stage, something he loved with all of his being. The garbage being placed out to the public is wrong, untrue and needs to stop! I encourage all Elvis fans to please know and understand that Elvis Presley would never and did not commit suicide."
Marty Lacker (RIP) was always forthright about the issue and the lies that Elvis' step-brother, Rick Stanley, was peddling.
Marty wrote that, "Elvis was not a weak person he would never try to do that. I wouldn't believe anything any that the Stanleys claim or say."
EIN says that Elvis fans should make sure that the general public are not fooled by this idiotic 'Fake News' and that Elvis' great legacy is not sullied by this rubbish.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Bob Pakes 'The EPE Catalog' Interview: Bob Pakes is an early Elvis enthusiast who runs the impressive website 'Elvis Echoes Of The Past'. His first venture into publishing is the incredible 'The EPE Catalog' along with (Elvis Files) Erik Lorentzen.
Over 390 pages 'The EPE Catalog' presents an A-Z guide with over 1,450 images on every weird and wonderful product that was part of the immensely successful 1956 Elvis Presley merchandise train.
Photos from '56 and '57, EPE documents as well as vintage advertisements for EPE products also help capture the magic and excitement of the time when Elvis Presley merchandise was sweeping the nation.
The book is an incredible compendium of why teenage America went crazy for Elvis Presley!
EIN has read nothing quite like this before and wanted to know more about the author Bob Pakes and what made him venture into such an crazy fifties teenage world.
We also discussed plenty of other topics along the way including...
- Col Parker good or bad for Elvis' career
- Did Elvis’ creativity die when he went into the army
- What surprises did he discover during his research?

Go here for a fascinating interview as EIN's Piers Beagley talks-a-plenty with author Bob Pakes..
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska ‘74' New FTD: News that FTD has just announced the release of 'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska '74' Double CD for possibly later this month!
'ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska ‘74'  features both Elvis performances from June 30 1974, both the Afternoon and Evening show. Hopefully out before next month.
EIN notes that is a crazy suggestion as all their products run a little late!
Disc 1- June 30, 1974, Afternoon show 2:30pm
1 See See Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 All Shook Up, 6 Love Me Tender, 7 Hound Dog, 8 Fever, 9 Polk Salad Annie, 10 Why Me Lord, 11 Suspicious Minds, 12 Introductions, 13 I Can’t Stop Loving You, 14 Help Me, 15 American Trilogy, 16 Let Me Be There, 17 Funny How Time Slips Away, 18 Big Boss Man, 19 Steamroller Blues, 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love, 21 Closing Vamp.
Disc 2 - June 30, 1974, Evening show 8:30pm
1 See See Rider, 2 I Got A Woman/Amen, 3 Love Me, 4 Trying To Get To You, 5 All Shook Up, 6 Love Me Tender, 7 How Great Thou

Art, 8 Hound Dog, 9 Fever, 10 Polk Salad Annie, 11 Why Me Lord, 12 Suspicious Minds, 13 Introductions, 14 I Can’t Stop Loving You, 15 Help Me, 16 Bridge Over Troubled Water, 17 Let Me Be There, 18 Happy Birthday, 19 Funny How Time Slips Away, 20 Big Boss Man, 21 My Way (FS) 22 Steamroller Blues (incomplete).
EIN Notes that the afternoon show has been out on CDR before but the Evening performance is new to us. There is however plenty of home-footage of these shows.
More info when we get it

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

(Interview) Mark Duffett author of the new book, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs, talks to EIN: In a fascinating interview, Dr. Duffett explains how he approached Counting Down Elvis and offers a thought provoking perspective on related issues including:

  • the difficulties in comparing songs from different genres
  • Elvis' film soundtracks
  • Elvis as a social phenomenon
  • "why" Elvis appeals
  • the importance of contradictions in Elvis' life.

 

  • (Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

April 6 - 'ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER' OUT NOW: The soundtrack to Elvis Presley: The Searcher showcases Elvis' most enduring hits, powerful performances and rare alternate takes, from his early blues and country-influenced recordings to his final 1976 recording sessions in the Jungle Room. The soundtrack is OUT NOW as an 18-track overview on CD or 2LP & a 3CD deluxe version which adds 37 additional Elvis cuts, original score compositions by Mike McCready of Pearl Jam plus songs that inspired Elvis, from R&B and country classics to his mother Gladys Presley singing at home.

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' Deluxe 3CD Release: The 3-CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings, powerful vocal performances
(“That’s All Right,” “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Trouble/Guitar Man”) and rare outtakes (“Suspicious Minds,” “Separate Ways”), plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film - including singles that inspired Presley (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s original version of “That’s All Right,” Odetta’s gospel version of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow is a Long Time”) and also features two original instrumental pieces composed for the documentary by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. -
3CD Deluxe set priced at around $35 - see updated prices below.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Original Soundtrack) Deluxe includes a 40-page book of photos, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a producer's note from film director Thom Zimny.

VINYL .. << USA Orders
 Deluxe  VINYL .. << UK Orders
Australian Elvis fans do not pay the over-priced AU$65+ price being charged by JBHiFi or your local Elvis dealer - Click here to Amazon UK Elvis Presley : The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) [Deluxe]and get it for less than $45 with free postage to your door

Largest Elvis Week Ever Expected at Graceland, Memphis, August 9-18: Fans from around the world will gather at Graceland® in Memphis to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley™ during Elvis Week™ 2018 – which will be the biggest Elvis Week in history. Unprecedented concerts, special performances and guest appearances will take place from August 9 through 18 at Graceland’s new entertainment complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Among the very special guests will be Lisa Marie Presley, who will appear on stage at the Graceland Soundstage on August 15; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special performer Darlene Love live in concert, making her first-ever Elvis Week appearance; Gospel and Soul legend and former Elvis back-up singer Dr. Emily “Cissy” Houston, also making her first Elvis Week appearance; Elvis’ acclaimed drummer from the TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt; and many more.
Highlights of the week’s events include a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary ’68 Comeback Special, a concert and conversation honoring Elvis’ gospel recordings, a live concert performance with Elvis on the big screen, a special Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity and the Candlelight Vigil. Fans will enjoy stories from people who knew Elvis, bid on auction items, and celebrate with special events throughout the week.

Tickets for all Elvis Week events went on-sale this weekend. For additional ticket information, including exclusive Elvis Week packages, visit the Elvis Week ticket page.
Most events will take place at the Graceland Soundstage, a state-of-the-art production and performance space in the heart of Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, directly across the street from Graceland Mansion.
There is limited availability at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel on select nights during Elvis Week.
Go HERE to EPE's Elvis Week 2018 for tickets and more info
(News, Source;BusinessWire/ElvisInfoNet)
Note that EIN suspects that the 2018 Elvis Week attendance numbers will in fact be "way down" compared to the 40th Anniversary - and with lots of European fans saving money by attending the special "Elvis Week Garden Party" in Randers, Denmark which features a stunning array of guests including, Linda and Sam Thompson, Dick Grob, James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Ronnie Tutt, Alanna Nash and The Imperials. See details below.

Elvis' RIAA "Certified" Album Sales More Than 146.5 Million: SONY / Legacy and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units. (perhaps more says EIN!)
As Presley's catalog achieves new Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum sales awards as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Elvis continues to inspire, inform and transform popular culture.
Elvis, the second most awarded solo performer and third most awarded act in RIAA history (after the Beatles at #1 and Garth Brooks at #2) has racked up more Gold Records (101) than any other act and is the only artist still earning RIAA certifications whose connection to the association dates back to its founding.
In 1958, the inaugural year of the RIAA Gold & Platinum program, Elvis' "Hard Headed Woman" became one of the RIAA's first three Gold singles and the very first in Elvis' ongoing string of Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.
Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time.
HOWEVER there has always been a discrepancy over RIAA's total sales measurements.. 
- The basis for RIAA’s overall artist announcements totally exclude singles - of which Elvis is the true king.
- The RIAA certifications are based on documented sales figures but in the case of Elvis the RCA figures are incomplete, most importantly sales during the 12 months after Elvis' death are unaccounted for.  BILLBOARD wrote in September 1977 that RCA shipped 20 million records a week. They had as many as 40 pressing plants working overtime to cope with the demand. RCA November releas
- Figures are based on "certified" albums sales, but this becomes VERY interesting because neither The Beatles nor Garth Brooks have any albums that have not been certified, Elvis however has more than 200 non-certified albums which combined sales would also have been yet more millions.
EIN published several articles on this in 2001 - with input from Roger Semon & Ernst Jørgensen.

While things have greatly changed over the last 16 years (unlike Garth Books, Elvis has been slack and recorded no new studio material!) the sales numbers for Elvis are however still not the complete picture.
Click here to "Is Elvis the Biggest Selling Recording Artist? - Sorting Out Records Sales Stats & RIAA Rules"
New 2017 and 2018 certifications are shown below...
GOLD - Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, An Afternoon In The Garden, Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits, Elvis Rock, The Great Performances, White Christmas.
GOLD Multi-Disc Set: He Touched Me, Artist Of the Century, Peace in the Valley, Christmas Peace, HITstory.
PLATINUM - Heart And Soul, That's The Way It Is, Elvis Ultimate Gospel.
MULTI- PLATINUM - Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 (3X), It's Christmas Time (4X), Elvis 30 #1 Hits (6X).
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘THE ELVIS CONCERT 2018’ European Tour Dates: Arjan Deelen's very fine concert event "An Evening with Elvis' Friends and Original Musicians" this year returns as the easier titled ‘THE ELVIS CONCERT 2018’.
The special show will be returning this spring for a 25-date tour of Finland, Holland, Belgium and Sweden.
We will be bringing Elvis’ 1970 drummer BOB LANNING (‘The Wonder Of You’, ‘Polk Salad Annie’, etc) as well as original Imperials member JIM MURRAY, who can be seen in the 1970 movie 'Elvis – That’s The Way It Is'. At each of the shows, there is a meet & greet where you can say hello to the musicians.
YouTube phenomenon 'The Spa Guy', Billy Stallings Jr, will also be joining us on bass.
This is a production that’s done with passion, integrity and authenticity – no jumpsuits! Leadsinger is the vocally impressive Dwight Icenhower, and the band includes top guitarist Carl Bradychok.
Don’t miss out – this is a show that really pays tribute to the man and his music.

Photos: Elvis with Jim Murray, 1971. Elvis at the Astrodome with Bob Lanning on drums, 1970.

Tour Dates
20.4. (Friday) Club Teatria, Tornio (Finland)
21.4. (Saturday) Radisson Blu, Oulu (FI)
22.4. (Sunday) Hyvinkääsali, Hyvinkää (FI)
25.4. (Wednesday) Sellosali, Espoo (FI)
26.4. (Thursday) Tampere-talo, Tampere (FI)
28.4 (Saturday) Podium Victorie, Alkmaar (Netherlands)
29.4 (Sunday) Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)
30.4 (Monday) Stadsschouwburg, Nijmegen (NL)
01.5 (Tuesday) Gigant, Apeldoorn (NL)
02.5 (Wednesday) Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
03.5 (Thursday) Theater de Mythe, Goes (NL)
06.5 (Sunday) 013, Tilburg (NL)
07.5 (Monday) Theater de Veste, Delft (NL)
08.5 (Tuesday) Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)
09.5 (Wednesday) Hedon, Zwolle (NL)

10.5 (Thursday) Tivoli, Utrecht (NL)
11.5 (Friday) Iduna, Drachten (NL)
12.5 (Saturday) Stadsschouwburg, Antwerpen (Belgium)
13.5 (Sunday) Concertgebouw, Brugge (BE)
14.5 (Monday) Atlas Theater, Emmen (NL)
15.5 (Tuesday) Schouwburg Het Park, Hoorn (NL)
16.5 (Wednesday) Metropool, Hengelo (NL)
18.5 (Friday) Vara Konserthus, Vara (SE)
19.5 (Saturday) Rättvik Arena, Rättvik (SE)
20.5 (Sunday) Royal, Eskilstuna (SE)
Check Individual Venues - Tickets Now On Sale


(News, Source;AJ/ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis Week 'Garden Party' at Denmark's Memphis Mansion: Henrik Knudsen is planning a special Elvis Extravaganza for Elvis Week 2018.
For three days August 17-19  European Elvis fans can enjoy the delights of Elvis' friends, acquaintances and musicians without the trouble of flying to Memphis.
This will take place at the "Danish version of Graceland" the Randers Memphis Mansion.

Special guests include Linda and Sam Thompson, Dick Grob, James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Ronnie Tutt, Alanna Nash and The Imperials.

Henrik Knudsen started the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Denmark back in 1990 and by 1993 had opened the first Elvis exhibition in Randers.

Memphis Mansion, Graceland Randers Vej,
Randers SØ,
Denmark

Go to www.MemphisMansion.DK for more info and tickets.

 

 

 

 

(News, Source;TonyS/ElvisInfoNet)


'The Reno Brothers' New Book: The hard-working Erik Lorentzen (Elvis Files) has announced a new book for this spring in his 'Gold Standard' series.
This time about Elvis' first movie, 'The Reno Brothers / Love Me Tender'.
Lorentzen promises plenty of previously unseen images.

More info when we get it


His most recent 'Gold Standard' book, 'Elvis; The Movies' was a stunner - see EIN's book review here with plenty of great photos



(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)



'ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER' OUT April 6: This spring, the three-hour, two-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher will peel back the legend of The King of Rock and Roll to focus on Elvis' evolution as a musician and a man. The Thom Zimny directed feature uses rare footage and new interviews with those who knew Elvis best to share the stories behind the songs that made him famous.
The soundtrack to Elvis Presley: The Searcher showcases Elvis' most enduring hits, powerful performances and rare alternate takes, from his early blues and country-influenced recordings to his final 1976 recording sessions in the Jungle Room.
The soundtrack will be available on April 6 as an 18-track overview on CD or 2LP & a 3CD deluxe version which adds 37 additional Elvis cuts, original score compositions by Mike McCready of Pearl Jam plus songs that inspired Elvis, from R&B and country classics to his mother Gladys Presley singing at home.

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' Deluxe 3CD Release: The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist “who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music.”
The 3-CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings (“Heartbreak Hotel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”), powerful vocal performances (“That’s All Right,” “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Trouble/Guitar Man”) and rare outtakes (“Suspicious Minds,” “Separate Ways”), plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to the film - including singles that inspired Presley (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s original version of “That’s All Right,” Odetta’s gospel version of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow is a Long Time”) and two original instrumental pieces composed for the documentary by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. - 3CD Deluxe set priced at $40
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Original Soundtrack) Deluxe includes a 40-page book of photos, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a producer's note from film director Thom Zimny.
Disc 1: 1 Trouble / Guitar Man, 2 My Baby Left Me, 3 Baby, What You Want Me To Do, 4 Old Shep, 5 That's When Your Heartaches Begin, 6 That's All Right, 7 Blue Moon Of Kentucky, 8 Fool, Fool, Fool, 9 Tweedlee Dee, 10 Baby Let's Play House, 11 Good Rockin' Tonight, 12 Trying To Get To You, 13 Blue Moon, 14 When It Rains It Pours, 15 Blue Christmas, 16 Heartbreak Hotel, 17 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy, 18 Money Honey, 19 Hound Dog, 20 (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me), 21 Crawfish, 22 Trouble, 23 Farther Along, 24 Mona Lisa, 25 Hide Thou Me, 26 Loving You (End Title Take 16), 27 Lonely Man (Solo Version), 28 Power Of My Love
Disc 2: 1 Milky White Way,  2 A Mess Of Blues, 3 Fame And Fortune, 4 Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (Duet With Frank Sinatra), 5 Like A Baby, 6 Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 7 It's Now Or Never, 8 Wooden Heart, 9 Swing Down Sweet Chariot, 10 Reconsider Baby, 11 Bossa Nova Baby, 12 C'mon Everybody, 13 Tomorrow Is A Long Time, 14 Take My Hand, Precious Lord, 15 Run On, 16 Baby What You Want Me To Do, 17 Suspicious Minds (Take 6), 18 Baby Let's Play House (Rehearsal), 19 Words (Rehearsal), 20 That's All Right, 21 Never Been To Spain, 22 An American Trilogy, 23 You Gave Me A Mountain, 24 Burning Love (Rehearsal Version), 25 Separate Ways (Rehearsal Version), 26 Hurt (Take 5), 27 If I Can Dream
Disc 3: 1 Mike Mccready - Dissolution 2, 2 The Blackwood Brothers - Satisfied, 3 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right, 4 Joe Hill Louis - She May Be Yours But She Comes To See Me So, 5 Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train, 6 Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning, 7 The Blackwood Brothers - Rock-A-My Soul, 8 The Prisonaires - Just Walkin' In The Rain, 9 Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats - Rocket 88, 10 The Ravens - Write Me A Letter, 11 Bill Monroe - Blue Moon Of Kentucky, 12 Eddie Snow - Ain't That Right, 13 Johnnie Ray - Just Walkin' In The Rain, 14 Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 15 Gladys Presley - Home Sweet Home, 16 Odetta - Blowin' In The Wind, 17 Odetta - Tomorrow Is A Long Time, 18 The Staple Singers - The Weight, 19 The Orlons - Heartbreak Hotel, 20 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Wooden Heart, 21 Mike Mccready - Rebound

(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' Single CD Release: The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist “who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music.”
This soundtrack features 18 songs as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings (“Heartbreak Hotel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”), powerful vocal performances (“That’s All Right,” “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Trouble/Guitar Man”) and rare outtakes (“Suspicious Minds,” “Separate Ways”).
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) – Single CD / Digital - Priced at $12
1. Trouble / Guitar Man, 2. My Baby Left Me, 3. That’s All Right, 4. Baby Let’s Play House, 5. Heartbreak Hotel, 6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy, 7. Hound Dog, 8. Crawfish, 9. Mona Lisa, 10. Milky White Way, 11. Like A Baby, 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 13. It’s Now Or Never, 14. Tomorrow Is A Long Time, 15. Suspicious Minds (take 6), 16. Separate Ways (rehearsal version), 17. Hurt (take 5), 18. If I Can Dream.
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' 2LP VINYL Release: The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny.
Also released  as a DOUBLE-VINYL set this soundtrack features 18 songs as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings (“Heartbreak Hotel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”), powerful vocal performances (“That’s All Right,” “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Trouble/Guitar Man”) and rare outtakes (“Suspicious Minds,” “Separate Ways”).
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) – CD / Digital - Priced at $25
LP. Trouble / Guitar Man, 2. My Baby Left Me, 3. That’s All Right, 4. Baby Let’s Play House, 5. Heartbreak Hotel, Side 2 - 6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy, 7. Hound Dog, 8. Crawfish, 9. Mona Lisa, 10. Milky White Way,
LP Two - 1. Like A Baby, 2. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 3. It’s Now Or Never, 4. Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Side 2 - 5. Suspicious Minds (take 6), 6. Separate Ways (rehearsal version), 7. Hurt (take 5), 8. If I Can Dream
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

'Kissin' Cousins' FTD Soundtrack Review: The final Elvis movie soundtrack album in FTD's Classic Album series.
Kissin’ Cousins was Elvis’ 14th movie release and it was Elvis' first budget movie production.
The 'Kissin’ Cousins' album was released in April 1964 and it was his lowest charting soundtrack album so far.
About the release UK Fan Club President Albert Hand stated, "Here we have an artiste, the finest in the world, being slowly but surely – as a chart prospect – being killed off inches by inches through sheer stupidity”.
Elvis didn't attend the soundtrack session in Nashville and so there is very little available in studio outtakes. FTD however have discovered some previously unreleased material - along with the session backing tracks.

FTD have compiled a packed CD and EIN contributor Ian Garfield checks out this new FTD soundtrack album to discover some fine gems hidden in the old mountain dirt..
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Strictly Elvis Vol.2 1976-77' New Book: Erik Lorentzen has announced that he is working on the second Keith Alverson STRICTLY ELVIS book and that it's a real pleasure to work with all this fantastic photos by Keith Alverson.

It will contain more than 1.200 photos from 1976 - 1977 and more than 1,000 has never been published or even seen before.

Here's the cover of 'STRICTLY ELVIS VOLUME 2' to be released later this year.



Go here for EIN's exclusive interview with Keith Alverson

Go here to see our review of 'Strictly Elvis Vol.1 73-75'  one of the BEST Elvis releases from 2017

 

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: The Movies' Book Review: Respected Elvis author Alan Hanson, along with Erik Lorentzen, has just published 'Elvis - The Movies', 432 pages examining all of Elvis' movies and including some sensational photos.
Elvis Presley's dream was to become a movie star, and the dream started well for him. His acting ability developed steadily throughout his first four movies. But, alas, it was the music which first gave him access to Hollywood, that proved the undoing of his acting career. The inevitable result was a long series of films with weak plots in which only the music mattered.

Author Alan Hanson chronicles Elvis' cinematic career, combined with hundreds of stunning photos from Erik Lorentzen's exclusive collection. But how could this improve on all the previous 'Elvis movie' books.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new deluxe production and includes some of the book's fabulous Elvis photos
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis: The Bicentennial Show' 1976' FTD In-Depth Review: 1976 is not an easy Elvis live-in-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. Apart from the exceptional blast of the final December 1976 Tour the year was the inevitable downward spiral.

However there were some highlights along the way and Elvis collectors have always been keen to hear Elvis' July 4th 1976 Bicentennial performance, as well as RCA's Joan Deary's initial choice for the 1980 box-set of Duluth, October 16, 1976.  

As FTD releases two more 1976 soundboards, will Elvis be back on form and are there any surprises in store..
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell checks out Elvis' celebrating July 4th 1976 ....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: Close Up' Boxset Re-Release: The excellent 4-CD set 'Elvis: Close Up'  that was originally issued by BMG back in 2003, is being re-released this year as a new compact box-set.
At the time EIN described it as "With a slight emphasis towards the collector’s market, Ernst & the team have come up with a truly sensational follow up. Possibly the best ‘specialised’ box-set yet released!"
With the 4 discs all having a particular theme there isn’t a weak point on any of them. All four discs are packed full of gems demonstrating the power of Elvis’ music while at the same time including rarities that will delight collectors and give all of us plenty of new material to explore. At the time it featured 89 previously Unreleased tracks.
The four themed Discs are
1. Unreleased Stereo Masters from the '50s
2. Unreleased Movie Gems
3. The Magic Of Nashville
4. Live In Texas 1972

Coming out 6 April 2018 from Sony Music Cmg.
Price £23.99 (= US$34) with FREE Delivery in the UK
Click here to AMAZON UK to Pre-Order
Go here to read our 2003 review '25 Essential reasons to get ‘Close Up’ (with Elvis)!'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview: Respected Elvis author Alan Hanson, along with Erik Lorentzen, has just published 'Elvis - The Movies', 432 pages examining all of Elvis' movies and including some sensational photos.
Elvis Presley's dream was to become a movie star, and the dream started well for him. His acting ability developed steadily throughout his first four movies. But, alas, it was the music which first gave him access to Hollywood, that proved the undoing of his acting career. The inevitable result was a long series of films with weak plots in which only the music mattered.
Author Alan Hanson chronicles Elvis' cinematic career, combined with hundreds of stunning photos from Erik Lorentzen's exclusive collection. But what does this book offer that other Elvis Movie books don't?
EIN's Piers Beagley interviewed author Alan Hanson to find out more..
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

UPDATED - 'Secrets and Lies: Getting to the Truth about Elvis' Christmas Album': Probably more than any other album of his career, Elvis’ Christmas Album is generally regarded as having created the most controversy.
Some would argue that the first album in 1956 did this, but actually there was relatively little backlash against it or Elvis in the press prior to the second Milton Berle appearance. Elvis’ Christmas Album, however, has stories of it being banned by radio stations, firings of DJs, and an irate Irving Berlin all attached to it.
These events make for great stories, have been often repeated, and only add to the legend of the boy from Tupelo taking on the establishment and coming out with #1 album.
But are they really true?
Go here to this fascinating EIN spotlight where author Shane Brown investigates and checks the facts and the fantasy

(Spotlight, Source;ShaneBrown/ElvisInfoNet)


'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)



FTD will NOT end in 2019:  A fair number of uninformed supposed Elvis "insiders" (even some Fan Club Presidents) have been publishing fictional stories that the FTD label is planning to close in 2019.
Ernst Jorgensen had strongly denied this story stating, that FTD has plans to continue for the foreseeable future.
In an interesting interview about 'The Future of FTD' - with Trevor Cajiao in the recent ETM&HM magazine - Ernst Jorgensen's main points were....
1. FTD will not be closing in 2019
2. The 'Classic Albums" series is nearly complete but there are more to come, noting 'Aloha' and 'Madison Square Garden' are still to be done.
3. Expanded "complete session tapes" releases are being considered
4. Plenty more soundboards to come
To read the complete story including answers about FTD deletions and other future ideas please read the December issue of ETM&HM.
For what's left for FTD check out our detailed listing
(News, Source;FTD/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:The Last Movies' FTD in-depth Review: Charro!, The trouble with girls, Change Of Habit, finally Elvis’ last soundtrack recordings are brought together in a cohesive release that works as a companion set for the FTD 7” Classic Album series.
“The Last Movies” contains outtakes and an informative illustrated 16-page booklet with rare memorabilia and photos.
In this period Elvis' voice had matured and the sound of ‘68/’69 was a great musical turning point for Elvis with the NBC TV special and the Memphis sessions. While some of the movie compositions were not as good as he deserved, with Elvis sounding vocally great at this time what does this new Classic Soundtrack have to offer?
The one disc contains previously unreleased material, including "rough mixes" and also multiple outtakes from 'The Trouble With Girls' 'Almost' session.
EIN contributor Ian Garfield checks out this new FTD Classic soundtrack album release....
(FTD Reviews, Source;IanGarfield/ElvisInformationNetwork)

"The Wonder Of You" 2018 Australia Tour changes: The "Back By Popular Demand" 2018 'Wonder Of You' Australian tour has been majorly altered by the local producers RCM Touring. They are no longer in April 2018 as planned and the locally-anticipated show in the new venue of Newcastle, NSW has been cancelled completely.
Now there are only the two shows in Sydney and Melbourne and the dates have been moved to August 2018, presumably to help link up with the excitement of Elvis Week.
Elvis will beam down from 'state of the art' video screens to give fans the closest possible experience to seeing The King "ELVIS" perform live.
Elvis Encore Shows 2018 will feature the 40-piece Chong Lim symphony orchestra live on
stage performing the King's most well-known songs and ballads. Experience the enchantment and wonder of Elvis - the highest selling solo artist in history - whose musical genius helped to inform and shape a generation of fans and performers.
Melbourne Hisense Arena Saturday 4th August, - Sydney ICC Theatre Saturday 10th August.
CLICK HERE to Ticketek Australia for tickets original ticket holders have been informed of the change.
(News, Source;RCM/ElvisInfoNet)

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) - Exposing the Amazon Elvis Book Rip-Off?: From RCA to Sony Elvis' back catalog has long been exploited at the expense of his legacy. The same thing is now happening regarding Elvis book releases!

Through clever marketing, including the use of different (but suspicious) author names and different book titles for releases which are essentially identical; short and long book editions; and coupling the Elvis story with that of other celebrities, a glut of Elvis related book titles (with repetitive text) only available from Amazon are blatantly misleading fans.

Read EIN's findings in our "exclusive" investigative report

(Spotlight, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)



UPDATED - '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.
(Spotlight, Source;ArjanDeelen/ElvisInfoNetwork)


UPDATED - 'ELVIS Christmas with the RPO' CD Review: The new Christmas album supposedly brings together the legend’s yuletide performances from his 1957 Christmas Album and Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas from 1971, re-imagined with new arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
It's the third album of orchestral re-workings of tracks performed by Elvis, following 2016's The Wonder Of You and 2015's If I Can Dream both reached Number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart.
But can producers Nick Patrick, Don Reedman and Priscilla Presley really keeping milking the money-making Elvis cow or will they turn out an overdone Christmas turkey?
Do the "new" Producers even care about Elvis' fabulous musical legacy?
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley and Brittany Edwards go into the Listening Booth to cause "Double-trouble" and try and discover what's good and bad...
NOW UPDATED WITH YOUR FEEDBACK - do you think this was a good idea- do you agree with our review?- .CLICK HERE.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


UPDATED - FTD - What now, What next, Where to – What’s left?: During Elvis’ lifetime, RCA released a total of between 60 – 70 albums, consisting of dedicated recordings, movie soundtracks and live performances.
The FTD label has been doing an excellent job at looking at the recording anthology of Elvis Presley and releasing every significant LP or recording session on a 1CD or 2CD ‘Classic Album’ version.
However as noted with the recent "ELVIS" second LP release there are less and less outtakes and studio sessions left in the vaults.
FTD’s first release was ‘Burbank ’68’ seventeen years ago, so with all the past releases and packaging what is left for the collector?

Go here as EIN contributor Ian Garfield examines what has been released and what is left for the FTD collectors label. - CHECK OUT EIN's table of Studio sessions and LIVE TOURS to see what is left for the FTD label.

(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


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)


'Elvis Presley's The 50 Greatest Hits' VINYL 3-LP set: 'Elvis Presley's The 50 Greatest Hits' is the brand new 3-LP set released september 25 in Australia.
Described as "an incredible collection of Elvis' hits highlight his astonishing career.
From the poor streets of Tupelo to world domination via some of the biggest songs ever released, Elvis became the first really global star.
The 50 songs on The 50 Greatest Hits include all the classics, from his first recording at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios, "That's All Right (Mama)", through his hits including "All Shook Up", "Viva Las Vegas", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Can't Help Falling in Love", through to one of his last hits "Suspicious Minds". The album also includes songs taken from Elvis' film soundtracks including "Return to Sender", "Hard Headed Woman" and "King Creole".

Heavyweight triple LP package on 180gm audiophile vinyl, completed with a stylish black & white info sheet."
Available in Australian JBHiFi stores for only AU$80 - AUSTRALIANS click here to JBHiFi to purchase on-line
The same 'The 50 Greatest Hits' VINYL 3-LP set was released in the UK back in 2010 and is still available for £44.79 with FREE Delivery in the UK. >>>
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


 

More new Elvis Vinyl!

The new Elvis / RPO "Christmas" album  is one of the biggest charting vinyl albums this week on pre-order. Selling in the UK with guaranteed price of £20.70 with FREE Delivery in the UK. - Release date 6 Oct, 2017

Meanwhile 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters' VINYL is also selling nicely in the UK at £19.99 on Amazon UK.

Who thought that vinyl would fade away!? SONY Australia will open a brand new vinyl factory next year in 2018!

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'A Boy From Tupelo' 2017 In-depth Review: Back in early 2012 Ernst Jorgensen published his definitive look at Elvis during his sensational and creative Sun Records period as a FTD deluxe book/CD package. It had been a project he had been working on for more than a decade.
Now in 2017, RCA/SONY has republished 'A Boy From Tupelo' in a cut-down format and at a price anyone can afford.
This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.
It features all of Elvis' Sun recordings on 3 CDs plus Elvis LIVE, on the radio, and in concert in the best possible sound. The new release also includes a previously officially unreleased "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.
Our in-depth 3,000 word review provides a detailed look, with 14 example pages plus additional photos from the book.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new slimline version released for the 'General Public'..
For fans who have asked, we also compare the 2012 'A Boy From Tupelo' Deluxe FTD to the new "Mainstream"  release.
(Book/CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)
 

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‘ELVIS: Studio Sessions 1956' In-Depth Review: MRS newest release, a massive 3CD/172 page book compilation "Elvis Studio Sessions ‘56 The Complete Recordings". The 172-page book, with text by Gordon Minto, focuses on each of Elvis’ studio recording sessions during his first year of national stardom - from the first one in January, held in Nashville, then later in New York, before finishing his final session of the year in Hollywood in September. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and pieces of documentation.
The 3CDs contain the complete archival master and session studio recordings of Elvis Presley from 1956, along with bonus interviews. All 90 tracks have been remastered and restored. Also for the first time on CD is the complete ‘The Truth About Me’ from an original US 45rpm flexi-disc. Also included are all the out-takes from this interview.

Once again MRS release a first putting all of Elvis' key 1956 Studio Session masters onto one disc, with the addition of two other fully-packed cds of 1956 material and a stunning 172 page book. But what does this set offer over other previous releases
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new volume from MRS to find what is on offer. Includes stunning example photos & a detailed audio investigation.
(Book Review: Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Roustabout' FTD Soundtrack Review: Roustabout was Elvis' 16th movie, it had been five months since Elvis’ last album session and his publishers had a chance to secure soundtrack material from a variety of composers. Eleven songs were needed and while the carnival theme stopped most of them having any inspired lyrics, at least the composers Leiber / Stoller and Otis Blackwell were included in the selection.
Reaching #1 on Billboard in early 1965, it would Elvis’ last chart topping album until "Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite" in 1973.
53 years after its original release FTD is pleased to announce the long awaited "Classic Album" version of "Roustabout". Packaged in 7" format with a full colour 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains some previously unreleased material.
So why has it taken FTD so long to release?  It was once noted that only the masters had been located in the vaults, so there was not much to include for a “Classic Album”...  
Go here as EIN contributor Ian Garfield examines this new FTD soundtrack release and checks out what's new.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Some of the better Elvis books released for the 40th anniverary:

'Elvis - Live in Concert' Returns to Europe June 2018: Hot on the heels of the European tour this May, the reprise of "The Wonder Of You" tour has been announced by EPE for June 2018.
Elvis will return to Europe to visit ten new cities, and to give music fans an opportunity that many have never had before: experiencing the biggest selling solo artist in history in a live concert experience. The 2018 tour will once again feature the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing his most well-known rock 'n roll songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads with a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.
Following the success of the two orchestral albums and a sold out UK arena tour featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen backed by a full symphony orchestra in November 2016, a very successful European 10 date arena tour has just been completed this May. After rave reviews from fans and media alike, a new European tour has been announced for June 2018, exactly 50 years after Elvis' iconic '68 Comeback special.
Elvis: Live in Concert is produced by EPE. The European concert tour is produced by GEA Live.
Tour Dates Europe 2018
May 30 - Finland (Helsinki Ice Hall)
June 1 - Sweden (Gothenborg Scandinavium)
June 2 - Sweden (Stockholm Ericsson Globe)
June 3 - Norway (Oslo Spektrum)
June 4 - Denmark (Copenhagen Forum)
June 6 - Hungary, Budapest (Papp László Sportarena)
June 7 - Poland, Krakow (Tauron Arena)
June 8 - Czech Republic, Prague (O2 Arena)
June 11 - Spain (Madrid Wizink Center)
June 12 - Spain (Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi)
June 14 - Italy (Milan Mediolanum Forum)
June 15 - Switzerland (Zurich Hallenstadion)
Click here to EPE for Tickets
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

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

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

(Interviews, Source;SMeegin/ElvisInformationNetwork)


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

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

'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 liar

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

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)


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

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

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



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EIN's Elvis Facebook page this week celebrates its 22,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues

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

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

Click here to Facebook - Elvis Information Network group.


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

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

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

Read Nigel Patterson's detailed review


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

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


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

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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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'Elvis: Murfreesboro '74'' FTD In-Depth Review:
Dave Hebler Interview 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:
Spotlight on HBO 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'
'Kissin' Cousins' FTD Soundtrack Review:
'Elvis: The Movies' Book Review:
'Elvis: The Bicentennial Show' 1976' FTD In-Depth Review:
Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview:
ELVIS ON TOUR - 45th Anniversary Deluxe IN-DEPTH REVIEW:
'Elvis:The Last Movies' FTD in-depth Review:
Interview - Elvis On Tour 02 Exhibition - Angie Marchese, Graceland Director of Archives:
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) - Exposing the Amazon Elvis Book Rip-Off?:
Trying To Get To You: The Truth Behind The Elvis And Roy Orbison Show Rumours:
'Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74' FTD In-Depth Review:
'ELVIS: That's The Way It Was & This Is How It Is Today':
'ELVIS Christmas' with the RPO' - Shane Brown Review:
'ELVIS Christmas with the RPO' CD Review:
Book Review "Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide":
Millie Kirkham  - Bob Hayden Interview for EIN:
'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75' Book Review:
'A Boy From Tupelo' 2017 In-depth Review:
"Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide" 2017- Shane Brown Interview :
'Money Honey' - EIN Spotlight:
‘ELVIS: Studio Sessions 1956' In-Depth Review:
ELVIS WEEK 2017 - EIN exclusive report
Forever Elvis - Forty Years On:
Red West Interview: RIP
'ELVIS & The Colonel' Book Review:
Mindi Miller, Elvis' girlfriend, interview with EIN:
Book Review - 'Elvis: One Night In Toronto';
'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview:
'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review:
Joe Esposito EIN Interview:
'The Wonder Of You' Elvis with the RPO - In-depth CD Review:
Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life' by Linda Thompson:
Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three:
'Speedway' - FTD Soundtrack Album Review:
'Elvis Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash FTD Book Review:
The Dark Side Of Colonel Parker' - EIN Spotlight:
'Elvis Meets The Beatles':
Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
 
Latest Reviews
'The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' In-Depth Review:
(Multimedia set review) - Tearing 'Em Up! 1971 - (Venus Prods):
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO film EIN review):
'The EPE Catalog' Book Review:
EIN review ‘Elvis: The Searcher’ Deluxe CD boxset:
‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’:
'Elvis: Murfreesboro '74'' FTD In-Depth Review:
Book Review: Elvis Presley Concert At Madison Square Avenue In 1977 (Walter Twin):
'Kissin' Cousins' FTD Soundtrack Review:
'Elvis: The Movies' Book Review:
'Elvis: The Bicentennial Show' 1976' FTD In-Depth Review:
ELVIS ON TOUR - 45th Anniversary Deluxe IN-DEPTH REVIEW:
'Elvis:The Last Movies' FTD in-depth Review:
'Elvis: Lake Tahoe '74' FTD In-Depth Review:
'ELVIS Christmas' with the RPO' - Shane Brown Review:
'ELVIS Christmas with the RPO' CD 'Double-Trouble' Review:
Book Review "Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide":
'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75' Book Review:
‘ELVIS: Studio Sessions 1956' In-Depth Review:
'Roustabout' FTD Soundtrack Review:
'The Seeker King' - Book Review:
'ELVIS & The Colonel' Book Review:
'Elvis In Atlanta' FTD In-Depth Review:
'ELVIS: Las Vegas ‘74' FTD Review:
Book Review - 'Elvis: One Night In Toronto';
(TV Review) 'Sun Records' CMT (Episode 1):
‘ELVIS: The Complete Works 1953 – 1955’ Review:
(Book Review) 'Being Elvis - A Lonely Life':
'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review:
'Elvis: Spirit Of Jackson, MS' - FTD In-depth Review:
'A Vegas Fling With The King' CD Review:
EIN review - 'Elvis & RPO In Concert' London:
Jimmy Ellis In The Shadow of A King (Book Review):
Book Review - Elvis: Truth, Myth & Beyond An Intimate Conversation with Lamar Fike:
'The Wonder Of You' Elvis with the RPO - In-depth CD Review:
'The Hometown Shows' FTD In-depth Review:
'The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley' - Book Review:
Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life' by Linda Thompson:
'Way Down In The Jungle Room' EIN Review: 
(Book Review) Elvis on Television 1956-60 - new Boxcar deluxe production another winner!:
'Speedway' - FTD Soundtrack Album Review:
'Elvis Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash FTD Book Review:
'ELVIS - NBC TV Special' FTD CD Review:
'ELVIS On Television The Complete Sound Recordings' MRS Review:
NOW UPDATED - 'Elvis Presley - The Album Collection' EIN Review:
'A Touch Of Gold Lamé' Book Review
'Ultimate Elvis' Book Review
 
Latest Articles (Spotlights)
COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!:
‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’:
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) - Exposing the Amazon Elvis Book Rip-Off?:
Trying To Get To You: The Truth Behind The Elvis And Roy Orbison Show Rumours:
'ELVIS: That's The Way It Was & This Is How It Is Today':
'Money Honey' - EIN Spotlight:
ELVIS WEEK 2017 - EIN exclusive report
Exclusive EIN Report: A Night in the Presley Family Apartment:
'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview
RPO tours WITHOUT the RPO: Have EPE lost the plot completely?:
'Secrets and Lies: Getting to the Truth about Elvis' Christmas Album':
All Shook Up - EIN Spotlight:
UPDATED - Elvis and the Coco Palms Resort:
'Elvis Meets The Beatles':
Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
.ELVIS WEEK 2015.
Forever Elvis - A 2015 commemorative Spotlight:
Elvis "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret":
Elvis London O2 Exhibition EIN Review:
'Suppose - Did It Inspire Imagine':
EIN Spotlight on Aloha's director Marty Pasetta
'Elvis - The UK's 'Most Successful Chart Act':
FTD "What now, What next, What If? PART TWO ":
Elvis and the Coco Palms Resort:
FTD "What now, What next, What If?":
EIN's 'Elvis Star Track' Of The Week
Music of Mississippi at the Grammy Museum:
Elvis London O2 Exhibition Spotlight:
'Trains, Jet Planes and Morning Rain' EIN Spotlight:
Wertheimer's Reaction To Finding The 'Mystery Kisser':
UPDATED - 'Elvis Madison 1977 - The Gas Station Incident' with Kathy Westmoreland:
'Big Boss Man: What Kind of Technical Advice Did Parker Provide for Elvis’s Movies?':
Elvis' Personal Record Collection:
Linda and Sam Thompson in Australia:
Happy Birthday EIN EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!:
Elvis Week Through The Years - Sanja Meegin looks back:
'The Wedding' Elvis & Priscilla EIN special Spotlight:
John Lennon And Elvis: It was "Thirty Years Ago Today"
Elvis or Michael Jackson - who is the bigger star?
Dark Side of the Colonel
 
Latest Interviews
Dave Hebler Interview 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:
Interview - Elvis On Tour 02 Exhibition - Angie Marchese, Graceland Director of Archives:
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:
(Interview) Adventurer, author and all round high achiever, Bo Keeley opens up to EIN about his amazing life and his book, Elvis' Humor Girls, Guns & Guitars:
(Interview) Zoey Goto (author of Elvis Style from zoot suits to jumpsuits:
Go here to EIN's exclusive interview with Wayne Jackson - RIP.
UPDATED - Paul Dowling in-depth EIN Interview:
Interview with Caroline Cahoon-Hauser - her encounters with a Young Elvis:
Interview - Joseph Rene, author of Elvis, The Numbers:
"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:
(Interview) Dennis Forbus author of one of 2014's best Elvis books talks to EIN:
Shirley Dieu, author of Memphis Mafia Princess, talks to EIN:
Interview With Elvis author - : Gillian G. Gaar
Bobby D. talks to EIN about his good friend, Jimmy Ellis (aka the masked man known as Orion):
Interview with Dick Grob, Elvis' Head Of Security:
Hollywood veteran Michael Hoey talks to EIN:
Interview with 'Elvis Films FAQ' author Paul Simpson:
Elvis Music FAQ - Mike Eder Interview:
"My Fast Life" Rare Elvis Presley 1964 Interview:
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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Best of Elvis on YouTube
Graceland cam
EPE's Multimedia Elvis Gallery
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Elvis Radio (ETA's)
Elvis Express Radio
Ultimate Elvis Radio
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"Images in Concert" PhotoDatabase
Radio Interview: Vernon & Gladys Presley
Sanja's Elvis Week 2007 Photo Gallery
'EIN's Best of Elvis on YouTube'
The Music of Elvis Presley - Australian Radio Show
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6th Annual Elvis Website Survey
Spotlight on The King
"Wikipedia" Elvis biography
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50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - the most 'covered' Elvis album of all-time
Spotlight: Elvis Film Posters
FTD Review: An American Trilogy
Book Review: Elvis: A King in the Making
Interview: Vic Colonna - the Dangerous World of Bootlegging Elvis