New Releases in 2007

January - June 2007

All the news about Elvis releases in 2007

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Saturday 30 June 2007
"Connaissez-vous Elvis Presley?" book release in France: A French book with the title "Connaissez-vous Elvis Presley?" (Do You Know Elvis Presley) was released June 13. Sebastian Banchin (Autor of "Elvis Presley Ou La Revanche Du Sud") created a small biography to answer all short questions about Elvis' life. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)
Friday 29 June 2007

Sony-BMG Australia releases in August 2007: Sony-BMG Australia has advised EIN it will be releasing three double album Elvis albums on 4 August 2007. They are:

Viva Las Vegas (2CD)
The King (2CD, 52 track album)
Early Elvis (2CD, 25 track mid-price issue)

New 30 album Elvis box set expected for release in December: We recently mentioned Sony-BMG was working on a new remastered Elvis box set. Sony BMG advises the set is scheduled to be released for the Christmas 2007 period. It will feature albums from across Elvis' long and varied career. (News, Source: Sony BMG)

"Tiger Man An Anthology Volume 7": A new volume in the An Alternate Anthology series. Volume 7 contains 26 tracks including alternate recordings from the 50's, 60's and 70's in the best possible sound. As always this compilation contains some hard to find tracks and of course we offer a nice compilation for listening pleasure. You surely enjoy this volume of Tiger Man.  

TRACKS: 1. Blueberry Hill (alternate take 1 & 4); 2. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (alternate take 14); 3. King Of The Whole Wide World (alternate take 7 & 8); 4. Mama (original extended master); 5. She's A Machine (undubbed master); 6. If I Can Dream (vocal overdub, false start take 1 - soundtrack session take 4); 7. Don't Cry Daddy (alternate mix); 8. My Little Friend (original album master for "Almost In Love"); 9. After Loving You (alternate mix); 10. Without Love (alternate mix); 11. Change Of Habit (undubbed alternate master); 12. Let Us Pray (alternate master); 13. What'd I Say (live version); 14. That's All Right (live version); 15. Snowbird (undubbed master); 16. Blue Suede Shoes (live version); 17. I'm Leavin' (unedited undubbed master); 18. He Is My Everything (unedited undubbed master); 19. There Is No God  But God (unedited undubbed master); 20. The First Time Ever Is Saw Your Face; 21. What Now My Love (live, original mix); 22. I Got A Thing About You Baby (remixed version for "This Is Elvis"); 23. Promised Land (unedited take 5); 24. Fever (live version / August 30, 1974)*** ; 25. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (June 2, 1975)***; 26. Portrait Of My Love (informal recording)  **new source/much better sound. (News, Source;EIN)

"New magazine release in France: Released June 15, 2007 by the French Telerama television magazine is a special on Elvis entitled "Elvis - Dans La Pau".

This release is linked to a television special, CD and DVD releases and a rock and roll exhibition. The expo in the French Cartier Foundation (dedicated to modern art) is entitled "Rock n' Roll 1939 -1959". On display is rare memorabilia, photos, letters, original concert posters, jukeboxes, a 1953 caddy, the martin guitar Elvis used to record the sun session, Elvis Jacket from the Ed Sullivan show, and lot more of exceptional and very rare stuff.

The media coverage is heating up as the biggest and most popular French radio station RTL, has begin specials that will go on until the 16th of august. It is Elvis all the way: in the news report, and throughout the day on the RTL antenna. (News, Source: Telerama - Elvis Special 30th Anniversary /Elvis News)

Thursday 28 June 2007

Elvis 2007 CD releases update: Are you losing track of all the new Elvis releases in 2007? With over FIFTY new CD releases already announced, this 30th Anniversary year is enough to bankrupt even the richest Elvis fan. And an even larger number of Elvis books and DVDs are also being released before August 16th. It's enough to make one's head-spin. You can follow all the news with EIN's most comprehensive list of every new Elvis release in 2007 - See our Elvis New releases in 2007. (EIN Reference, Source: EIN, June 2007)

"Adios Huntsville" CD: The "Audionics" label that released "Across The Country Vol. 2" containing the Huntsville, May 31st, 1975 Evening show earlier this year, will another outstanding new CD soon. It's titled "Adios Huntsville", and it contains the last of Elvis' five legendary Huntsville concerts from the May/June 1975 tour, as recorded from the soundboard on June 1st, 1975, 8:30 P.M. - no edits, the complete tape. It was one of the the best shows of the tour, and a happy, humorous and good-voiced Elvis delivered excellent versions of songs like "The Wonder Of You", "Polk Salad Annie", "T.R.O.U.B.L.E.", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "I'll Remember You" and "An American Trilogy".

As Elvis said: "I'd like to say something, can I raise my hand... we have had a fantastic time here in Huntsville... a little rough getting in and out of my hotel, but that's all right. But you've really been fantastic down here. If you want us back in Huntsville, just let us know, and we shall be back." (News, Source EIN)

"Remembering Elvis" DVD (Australia): Here is the cover art of the Australian edition "Remembering Elvis" which has been released in Australia on the Force label (785349).

Synopsis: On July 5th, 1954, Elvis Presley stepped into tiny Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and changed the world forever. Remembering Elvis pays tribute to the great man and his extraordinary place in our hearts. Vintage performance footage and archival television appearances are interwoven with never-before-seen photographs and press coverage of Elvis over the years, illustrating and illuminating the life of a legend with vivid detail, honest insight and great warmth. His career ups and downs, his kindness and generosity and his human frailties are all brought to light as well as a reflection on his place in entertainment history and his enduring legacy.

This DVD is formatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian Standard). (News, Source: Ezy DVD/ Elvis News)
Wednesday 27 June 2007

"Riding With The King" update: Due to some confusion regarding the release of this DVD, EIN contacted the David Stanley organisation. We have been advised that the DVD will be released internationally on 15 August with the US release in October. The film has a running time of 94 minutes and the DVD includes special features.

Description: Sex, drugs and violence - they’re all part of the job when you’re working for The King of Rock and Roll. When you’re 16: on the job training comes in ways that can’t be taught in school. The shocking true story of David Stanley, stepbrother and bodyguard of Elvis Presley. Follow the dizzying highs and lows with unlimited excess, as he experienced it all…and barely survived! (News, Source: Impello Films)

"Elvis - The King" 2DVD release: Due for release on August 13, 2008 is the DVD set "Elvis The King". This 2 DVD is a slipcase edition of the single DVD versions of the "'68 Comeback" and "Aloha" specials. (News, Source: Elvis UK On-line /Elvis News)

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Elvis DVD releases in Australia - August-October 2007:

Elvis - 30th Anniversary DVD Collection (Ltd Edition box set)...This limited edition contains EIGHT classic Elvis titles: Roustabout, Fun in Acapulco, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Easy Come, Easy Go, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, King Creole, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Release: 2/08

Also being released is the David Stanley film, Riding With Elvis. Release: October Pre-order from EzyDVD:Elvis 30th Anniversary DVD Collection $49.83 + p&p Riding With Elvis $24.83 + p&p

"In de Ban van de King" book release: One of the new Books that have been released recently, is the Dutch biography “In de Ban van de King”, written by Jan Geerling. Jan, a full proof Elvisfan, tells his own story: how it’s like to be an Elvisfan in this ‘modern world’, and how he experienced his trip to Elvisland, USA. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

"Welcome Home Elvis" 2DVD set: Due out in the UK on 2 July 2007. Exclusive TV performances to celebrate Elvis' return home plus a DVD of Elvis in Germany.
Discs 1: Elvis stars in television's 'The Frank Sinatra Show' in 1957 in which Elvis performs two songs solo and also shares a spot with Frank where they perform each others songs.. Frank with 'Love Me Tender' and Elvis 'Witchcraft'. Disc 2: An intimate and compelling look into the Elvis years that are less well documented. It deals with his draft into the army just weeks after his mother's death and details his life over the two years he spent in Germany and of how he coped along with rare interviews from friends, both from the army and from entertainment, giving their account of how he fared. (News, Source:

"Elvis The Blue Suede Shoes Collection" DVD box set: This 11 disc set is due for release in the UK on 13 August. Titles comprise:

This is Elvis: Special Edition
That's the Way It Is: Special Edition
Jailhouse Rock: Deluxe Edition
Viva Las Vegas: Deluxe Edition
Girl Happy
Kissin' Cousins
Stay Away, Joe
Live a Little, Love a Little (News, Source:

"Elvis Up Close and Personal" DVD/Book: Available now. This is the true story of the Godfather of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley himself, as told by the insiders who toured and recorded with the King! - Explode the myths though a combination of sensational performance footage from on stage and behind the camera on the Milton Berle and the Ed Sullivan Show. Intimate interviews with his backing groups the Jordanaires and The Stamps Quartet, tell the story behind the music. The tales from the tours come from confidantes to the King; Joe Esposito, Sam Thompson, with Joe Guercio and even Loanne Parker; Colonel Toms secretary and eventual wife. The deluxe 72-page book features a biography of Elvis, with a track by track analysis of every studio album The King recorded, and is illustrated with many colour photographs from the early days to the Vegas era. (News, Source:

"Destination Vegas" DVD: To be released on August 13th in the UK to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, Wienerworld are proud to present a brand new in-house production: Elvis - Destination Vegas. This unauthorised critical review uses previously unseen private footage of Elvis Presley, and classic original songs, to tell the story of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Using previously unseen and unknown private footage, we peel away from the facade of the formal camera to explore a defining, yet controversial chapter in Elvis' life, which not only stifled him, but also defined him as the superstar that he would forever be known. Bonus features: Private and public conversations Elvis had around the Vegas years ; Elvis photo gallery. Running time is approx 80 minutes (main feature) (News, Source: Play/Elvis Express Radio)
Monday 25 June 2007
Essential Elvis 2DVD and Book Set: Here is the 2DVD / book package "Essential Elvis - The Ultimate Critical Review" which is due for release on September 17, 2007 from Edgehill. (News, Source: Play /Elvis News)

"Elvis Live" DVD: Here is another Elvis live compilation. This DVD, entitled "Elvis Live", will be released by Stormbird on July23, 2007. (News, Source: Play)

Elvis CD in wooden box: Another very nice CD available in China and Hong Kong. It features 2 picture discs housed in a wooden CD box with a 12 page color booklet. An excellent collector's item. (News, Source: H.T. Long)
Saturday 23 June 2007

Elvis The Dutch Collection: Last week we already indicated the cover picture for the Dutch compilation CD "Essential Elvis - The Dutch Collection". We had hoped that at least the cover would be somewhat more 'dynamic' instead of this over-and-over recycled Essential picture. Also, many fans find the list of songs to choose from too limited. - Important "fan favorites" such as Loving Arms, Johnny B. Goode, It's midnight, Pieces of my Life, It's easy for You, For Old Time Sake, How the Web was woven, Long Black Limousine, ... are not on the list of titles. Let's wait and see if this Dutch version of another Greatest Hits will be another hit in the stores. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Reese's Elvis collector's box: Here is a picture of the new Reese's King Size Big Cup collectors box. (News, Source: Elvis Express Radio)
Thursday 21 June 2007

BMG back catalog releases - new 30 album box set: While EIN thought it was supposed to still be under wraps, Amazon has added pre-order listings for around 30 back catalog albums. The titles include: Elvis Presley; Elvis; Loving You; King Creole, Elvis Is Back; G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Something For Everybody, Pot Luck With Elvis; His Hand In Mine; How Great Thou Art; He Touched Me; Elvis' Christmas Album; Wonderful World of Christmas; Elvis That's The Way It Is; Elvis' Gold Records Volume 1,2,3 & 4; '68 Comeback Special; In Person; Back In Memphis; Madison Square Garden; Aloha From Hawaii; Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis; Raised On Rock; and Moody Blue. Release date is next week! - It appears the listings are part of The Original Elvis Presley Collection, a 30 album box set which has been in the works for the past few months. More details shortly. (News, Source: Amazon/BMG/EIN)

French "Gold Record" releases: BMG France will release the five titles "Elvis Presley", "G.I. Blues", "Loving You", "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" and "Aloha From Hawaii" as a frame able gold disc like they did with the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation. (News, Source: Elvis My Happiness)

New "Elvis My Happiness" magazine out: Volume 60 of this French fan club magazine covers all the latest releases through the news and reviews. There are also articles on the American Sound Studio band in Paris, interviews with Reggie Young, Elvis And Carl Perkins, Elvis And George Klein, Elvis in France Today, and much more.

This edition contains a free bonus CD entitled "50 Ans Du Rock And Roll" to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Elvis My Happiness fan club. It contains an Elvis documentary with his life story, illustrated with interviews and music by Elvis and others. (News, Source: Elvis My Happiness)

"Remembering Elvis 30 Years Later" new book from LIFE: LIFE magazine releases its latest hardcover Elvis book on 24 July 2007 in the US. 144 pages; ISBN-13: 9781933821863/ISBN: 1933821868.

The book is an expanded edition of LIFE's earlier Elvis book with never before seen photos. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

Pre-order from Amazon

Update on UK singles set release: Elvis is set to re-write chart history in Britain. (News, Source: Elvis Express)

Read full details & view more visuals

Robert Gordon to release "Elvis" CD: Robert Gordon, known from the Rockabilly song 'Red Hot' has recorded with guitar player Chris Spedding (Roxy Music) and Elvis' own Jordanaires a CD with the title 'It's Now Or Never'. The disc contains 15 known and not so well known Elvis songs. The release is set for July 31. (News, Source: A Deelen)

Tuesday 19 June 2007

No FTD Sun Book/CD in 2007 - other FTD news: Finally, it appears FTD is starting to get more strategic in its information dissemination policy. Andylon Lensen talked personally to Ernst Jorgensen last week Friday and explained why the tracking list for the FTD "Raised On Rock" & "Easy Come, Easy Go"  will be announced on the release date July 1, 2007.

We recieved in the past hundreds of e-mails, many times because of rumors were spread or fabricated. We got tired of this, not to mention answering them if I had time - I mean lost time. And in the future it will be our policy to continue this with albums that are known by fans as the concept is crystal clear.

On the regular FTD "I Sing All Kinds" - this is such a "Special" release, this needed detailed information upfront for the fans.

The "Sun Project" well Andylon, I wish I could say "This will be a Christmas release for 2007" but I am afraid this will not happen. There is so much work I am focused on the last couple of weeks with the 30th Annv and next to that, I also have a lot of time spent now on the in-house for SONY/BMG... many things seems to change in the future for the music industry. On the Sun project ... I really need like 8 weeks spending solely writing and being day and night focused without being distracted to finish this project.

But I can say you this;  It's people like you and many,many others who helped me with rare/unpublished photo's and other information with this project, when it is finished it will be mind blowing.(News, Source: EP Gold)

Two editions of "Viva Las Vegas": “Viva Las Vegas” is being released in 2 different formats at the end of July. In the US/ Canada/ Latin America as a 1 CD compilation on July 31st, and a 2CD special edition in the rest of the world on July 30th.

There is going to be a TV documentary made, and once there is confirmation of where and when it will be placed, we will schedule a regular single CD version for the rest of the world to market on the back of that show. It is already slated for broadcast in the US in September, hence the dual strategy. - In the meantime the decision has been made that for most international markets we will release the 2CD deluxe version now, which is more of a fan based release as the concentration for mass market will be on The Essential/ The King 2CD hits set.

Reprint of "Elvis In Paris": In July-August the wonderful Jean Marie Pouzenc book Elvis à Paris/Elvis In Paris will be reissued.

The reissue will be launched at the Prince De Galles Hotel in Paris.

The book includes a new front cover and recently new discovered beautiful pictures of Elvis in Paris in 1959 have also been added. This book will be in French and in English. For more info contact: (News, Source: Elvis My Happiness)

"The Spirit Of Sin City" CD: New Czech Memory Records label release "The Spirit Of Sin City" which contains the August 13, 1972 Dinner Show as recorded from the audience in Las Vegas. Taken from a high quality audience recorded tape, this August 13th recording shows the unbelievable versatility and vocal ability of this 37 year old singer. After an energetic opening with three fast songs in row, the pace slows to include ballads like "Until It's Time For You To Go" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" which is performed just as well as in the 1970 "That's The Way It Is" movie. "For The Good Times" is one of Elvis' most "personal songs" and he always performs it well, this show is no exception. Another highlight of this concert is "My Way". Several bonus tracks taken from the August 26, 1972 dinner show was added(News, Source: Pavel Cernocky, Memory Records)
Monday 18 June 2007
Elvis At The Forum" CD: Here is the definitive cover art of the import release "Elvis At The Forum" containing the unreleased afternoon concert of Elvis from May 11th, 1974 at Forum Of Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA. The CD comes with a 20 pages booklet and is due for release any day. - Track listing: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - You Can Have Her - Steamroller Blues - Hound Dog – Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me, Lord? - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I can't Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There (reprise) - Funny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp – Announcer: Elvis has left the Building - Souvenir Announcement (News, Source: Elvis News)

Russia CD releases: With the Elvis Summer ahead, it’s obvious that Elvis sales will be at an all time high again. Even Russia is ready for the Elvis hype. Several stores in Moscow offer a variety of re-released CD’s. But, as is usually the case in Russia, it’s hard to tell the official releases apart from the bootlegged copies. A hologram-like BMG sticker used to tell the difference, but these stickers too have been copied. Among the special re-releases we picked up, are “Love, Elvis” (with an alternative take for ‘For The Good Times’) and this one: “Elvis Presley – Special Russian Version”. This CD contains the original 12 tracks, plus 6 bonus tracks, but no alternate takes. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Saturday 16 June 2007
Next Madison release out now: The next release from Madison label is "Closing Night - February 1970". For the first time ever, this show will be available from start to finish, with the best-ever audio source, direct, reel-to-reel transfers to DAT.  The sound quality is excellent, given the limitations of early '70s soundboard recordings, and definitely superior to all previous, incomplete releases of this concert.
The 16-page booklet contains relevant notes, while the cover art of "Closing Night - February 1970" is a beautiful homage to Presley's 1970 RCA LP "On Stage - February 1970".  Several bonus tracks are included, though previously released, as they are the perfect compliment to this project. This is Elvis at his BEST as he ROCKS the house! (News, Source: FECC)
Friday 15 June 2007
Colorised DVD edition of "Jailhouse Rock": Released in the import-circuit (unofficial) is the colourized edition of "Jailhouse Rock". This DVD, probably lifted from the laser disc, contains some bonus material like outtakes, interviews with Leiber and Stoller and more. (News, Source: Elvis News Denmark)

"Elvis Bicentennial Vol. 3" DVD: Memory Records in Czechoslovakia is releasing a new DVD called "ELVIS - BICENTENNIAL VOL. 3". It is a follow-up to their previous successful DVD releases "ELVIS - BICENTENNIAL" and containing overdubbed Elvis 1976 shows. "ELVIS BICETENNIAL VOL. 2". This third volume will bring you to two Elvis concerts in Georgia in 1976. You will see professionally restored video footage from Macon, August 31, 1976 and Atlanta, December 30, 1976 shows. Macon show was overdubbed and lip-synchronized with soundboard recording, Atlanta concert was overdubbed with best possible audience recorded source as no soundboard from this show is available. Approx. running time: 82 minutes. (News, Source: Pavel Cernocky, Memory Records)

Elvis A Legendary Performer Volume 9: One of the very dodgy bootleg releases is undoubtably A Legendary Performer Vol. 9. Copying Madison's excellent format this features fake alternate takes and tracks taken from other bootlegs. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

"Forever Elvis" CD: Here is the cover of another ridiculous budget release "Forever Elvis" which was released on the Remember (Cargo Records) label on June 1, 2007. Features the same old 1956 tracks - Get the proper BMG versions instead.(News, Source: News)
Wednesday 13 June 2007
New Chinese Double-CD set "Elvis In The 50s": This new 2 CD set is very nice and is available all over Hong Kong and China but is on the Universal label. Looks more like a bootleg to me. Disc One has the same tracks as Elvis 2nd To None. Disc Two features all non-Elvis songs. A strange release but very interesting for the Elvis collector. (News, Source: HT Long)

"Faiytale In Vegas" CD: Yet another new audience recorded live CD has been released. The disc contains the live recording of Elvis' show in Las Vegas on December 6, 1975 (8 P.M.) and the title is "Fairytale In Vegas". (News, Source: Elvis News)

"It's A Matter Of Time" CD: Out now is a new audience recorded live CD "It's A Matter Of Time", which contains Elvis' Midnight Show from August 25, 1973. During this show Elvis did the only known live recording of the title song, which appeared on an earlier bootleg with the same title. Tracklist: Opening; See See Rider; I Got A Woman/ Amen; Love Me; Steamroller Blues; You Gave Me A Mountain; Blue Suede Shoes; Long Tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin' On/ Mama Don't Dance/ Flip, Flop And Fly/ Jailhouse Rock/ Hound Dog; Love Me Tender; Fever; What Now My Love; Elvis Leaves The Stage; Suspicious Minds (Incomplete); Introductions By Elvis; My Boy; I Can’t Stop Loving You; An American Trilogy; Release Me; It’s A Matter Of Time; Elvis Dedicates The Next Song To Dee and Vernon Presley; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Can't Help Falling In Love; Closing (News, Source: Elvis News)
Monday 11 June 2007

'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley' Book/DVD In-depth Review: The DVD contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. It is fascinating to see Elvis performing to hometown crowd of 10,000 instead of a TV studio audience and we get to see the only filmed performance of  'Long Tall Sally’ live in the fifties. 

The limited edition book written by Tupelo historian Roy Turner contains over 200 photographs of Elvis in Tupelo many previously unknown. EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this historically important record of "Elvismania" near its peak. (Review, Source: EIN)


"Early Morning Rain" CD: Here is the press release on the 3rd Audiophile release entitled "Las Vegas Years Vol. 2 - Early Morning Rain" which is due for release Late June 2007. When Elvis' August Las Vegas engagement in 1975 was cut short by illness - Elvis returned in December to Las Vegas after a 3 month break from performing, being energetic and vocally in very good form. This show contains something unique - Sweet Inspirations’ drummer, Jerome Monroe was on the drums as Ronnie Tutt was unavailable due to the birth of one of his children.(News, Source: Elvis News)

Sunday 10 June 2007
"Kicking and Rolling" released: The latest release from the Straight Arrow import label, entitled "Kicking And Rolling", has been released. This CD contains Elvis' midnight show from February 18, 1973, recorded in Las Vegas.

Track listing:01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from "2001 A Space Odyssey") - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) / Big Boss Man (one line) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain (with reprise) - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Johnny B. Goode - 12. Hound Dog (slow & fast) - 13. What Now My Love - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Instrumental Intermezzo / Elvis attacked on stage - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp. Special bonus: 20. * C. C. Rider - 21. Steamroller Blues - 22. You Gave Me A Mountain - 23. Fever - 24. * What Now My Love (with reprise). (News, Source: Elvis News)

DVD re-issue of "Elvis The Early Years" mini-series: Starz Home Entertainment (formerly Anchor Bay) has announced it is releasing the Jonathan Rhys-Meyers "Elvis" mini-series in the US on 14 August. The release will include bonus deleted scenes. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon. (News, Source: TV on DVD)

Elvis An American Icon: Due for release from Foreign Media is the 2DVD / 2 CD set "An American Idol" containing the two budget DVDs "Long Live The King ('68 Comeback) and "Elvis In Concert" and a 2 CD compilation CD. (News, Source: MovieZoo/Elvis News)  

"Elvis - One Night" DVD: Due for release from Essential Elvis is the DVD "Elvis - One Night" which contains a filmed registration of the fan club's May 5, 2007 event with the Sweet Inspirations". (News, Source:  Essential Elvis /Elvis News)

Chinese Elvis sampler: BMG China will release the first promotional CD for Elvis' 30th Anniversary. It is released to tie in with Warner Brothers and Paramount's marketing effort supporting their massive Elvis movie DVD reissue campaigns this summer. This sixteen track "not for sale" sampler has severall tracks and is very limited. (News, Source: World Wide Elvis /EP Gold)

Elvis The Fantasy Concert DVD: THE ONLY ESSENTIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY DVD IS OUT NOW!!! Every now and then we get something completly different, which blows you away and has never been done before... this is one of those days!!

Star brings us this very unusual dvd, which features all songs from Elvis1974 live performance in Memphis, also know as RECORDED LIVE IN MEMPHIS. We hear and see Elvis perform ALL songs from this historical concert, footage is from 1969 – 1976 and is combined in a way, only STAR can deliver.

Fans from all countries are getting ready for their trip to Memphis, what better way, to get in the right mood, with this Memphis performance by Elvis!

Throw in a very funny commercial with Elvis and Dolly Parton and IF I CAN DREAM, the duet with Celine Dion as a bonus, and without a doubt this might be one of the best STAR releases since the Ill Be There series... (News, Source: EP Gold)

UK CD Release: Woolworths UK for  £2.00 Only  -  yes  £2.00 Only!!!

It’s on the Exceed label part of the Pickwick group. (News, Source: EP Gold)

"Elvis, Linda and Me" (Book Review): While millions of Elvis fans fantasized what it would be like to know "The King", Jeanne LeMay Dumas lived that dream. As Miss Rhode Island, Dumas met Miss Tennessee - Linda Thompson - at the end of the 1972 Miss USA Pageant. The two formed an instant and lasting which saw Jeanne become a regular part of Elvis' inner sanctum as she experienced an unforgettable four and a half year odyssey!

Step inside Ms Dumas's book as Mandy Squair discovers a visual and narrative treat which will delight many fans. (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Thursday 7 June 2007
ELVIS - The Greatest Singer of All-Time: Britain's Q magazine (The Essential music guide) recently selected the finest voices in music history. Presented as a list of the 100 Greatest singers of all-time, their 10 greatest songs were also nominated. Johnny Cash made #14, Roy Orbison #23, Ray Charles #24, Tom Jones #71 and Smokey Robinson #95. Here are the top five with you-know-who at Number One! John Lennon #5; Otis Redding #4; Frank Sinatra #3; Aretha Franklin #2; Elvis Presley #1. EIN presents Q magazine's article about Elvis, as well as their Top Ten key Elvis Songs. (Spotlight, Source: EIN/Q)
Wednesday 6 June 2007
UK singles boxset: Here is the upcoming U.K. Singles box set, the follow up to the succesful U.K. #1 Hits box set. Commencing August 13, 2007 Sony-BMG will start a weekly string of single releases. This set contains classic singles that did not make it to #1 in the U.K. The first single, "Heartbreak Hotel" comes with a collector's box and is thereby not eligible to chart.

The release schedule: 1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. Suspicous Minds 3. Blue Suede Shoes 4 Hound Dog 5. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 6. Party 7. Don't 8. Hard Headed Woman 9. King Creole 10. A Big Hunk Of Love 11. A Mess Of Blues 12. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame 13. Viva Las Vegas 14. In The Ghetto 15. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 16. Always On My Mind 17. An American Trilogy 18. Burning Love
(News, Source: OEPFC Magazine/Elvis News)

Latest edition of "Elvis The Man and His Music" released: The new issue of this highly praised magazine is out. This time there is an interview with Billy Strange - author of some of Elvis' more interesting songs.

For the collectors there's an article on Elvis' first CDs and Keith Flynn's series on misplaced (or misnumbered) takes. Of course there are the regulars like news, CD, DVD and book reviews. (News, Source: The Man And His Music)

Friday 1 June 2007

"Home for the Holidays" details: Here are the details for the "Home For The Holidays" Christmas release which is due for release in the Fall of 2007. This 10 track set comes in a commemorative tin, handpainted keepsake "Elvis guitar" candle, 32 page booklet, Elvis inspired door hanger and six postcards.

Certainly attractively packaged, the album itself offers nothing new.

(News, Source: Shop Elvis

"Rock and Blues" unofficial CD release: Here is the press release on the new SR import release "Rock And Blues" which contains an audience recording of Elvis' midnight show performance from February 06, 1972 with additional bonus material. This import release is due for release mid June 2007.

Press release: Recorded live in Las Vegas on February 06, 1972, Midnight show. As Bonus part of February 21 Midnight Show and February 22 Dinner Show. This is the first audience show ever released of the 1972 season. The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Rock and Blues" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 06, 1972 Midnight + two parts of a show preformed February 21 and 22, 1972. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Japanese CD and DVD releases: BMG Japan will release the CDs "Viva Las Vegas" (2CD), Elvis At The Movies" (2CD) and "Elvis - Ultimate Gospel" (single CD) with two bonus tracks on August 16, 2007. An additional release on the same date is "Elvis: Best Hits In Japan" .

Warner Japan will release their new and reissue DVD titles on August 10, 2007 in Japan. The titles:

Elvis: The Hollywood Collection (5-DVD Box Set)
(Charro, Kissin' Cousins, Girl Happy, Stay Away, Joe, Live A Little, Love A Little)

This is Elvis, 2-Disc Special Edition (2-DVD)
Elvis: That's the Way It Is, 2-Disc Special Edition (2-DVD)
Viva Las Vegas, Deluxe Edition
Jailhouse Rock, Deluxe Edition
It Happened At The World's Fair (Re-release)
Harum Scarum (Re-release)
Spinout (Re-release)
Double Trouble (Re-release)
Speedway (Re-release)
The Trouble With Girls (Re-release) (News, Source: Elvis World Japan)

Thursday 31 May 2007
George Hill Elvis photos - "Dixieland Delight": The first book with photographs from the George Hill collection is soon to be released, and it will contain a bonus DVD. This is the cover artwork. More news shortly. (News, Source: Derek Phillips)

"Shake, Rattle And Roll" CD: Here are the details of the budget release "Shake Rattle And Roll" which is due for release June 18, 2007.

Track List: Heartbreak Hotel; I Love You Because; Love Me Tender; Don't Be Cruel; That's All Right; I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (My Baby's Gone); I Want You, I Need You, I Love You; Poor Boy; Old Shep; Just Because; Let Me; So Glad You're Mine; I Got A Woman; Blue Suede Shoes; Shake, Rattle And Roll
Hound Dog; Money Honey; There's Good Rockin Tonight; Rip It Up; I Forgot To Remember To Forget. (News, Source: Play)

FTD confusion: "I Sing All Kinds" artwork - 'Raised On Rock' or 'Pot Luck'??: A number of sites have published this artwork for this album due out in July. No word yet if it is the official artwork.

Also, while we announced 'Raised On Rock' as one of the July releases (see news yesterday), Elvis World has published that it may in fact be the album 'Pot Luck'.

As EIN stated yesterday, there is a real issue with how FTD releases are announced, and it needs to become more professional in order to eradicate ongoing confusion! (News, Source: FECC)

Wednesday 30 May 2007

July FTD releases: The quarterly magazine, 'Elvis The Man & His Music' lists the following titles as the July releases from FTD: I Sing All Kinds: (Nashville '71); Raised On Rock; Easy Come Easy Go......the latter two releases being in the deluxe 7'' format.

If this information is correct, it raises a serious issue: given the lead time for print media and other recent suggestions (see 20 May 2007 news) on the July releases, serious questions need to be asked about FTD's apparently inequitable information dissemination strategy! (News, Source: FECC/ Elvis The Man & His Music)

"Elvis at 21 New York to Memphis" - Australian release: To coincide with the 30th anniversary of Elvis' death, Five Mile Press Australia is releasing this visually stunning book featuring images from the famous Alfred Wertheimer Archives. Wertheimer's Elvis images are legendary and this book, originally released in the USA late last year, is simply extraordinary! RRP is A$59.95 (ISBN: 9781786552). Release date: July 2007. (News, Source: Bookwise International)


'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Viva Las Vegas' Blue Ray & HD DVD releases: Amazon now has these releases listed. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Monday 28 May 2007

View online promo VIDEO for Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley

Elvis live on stage in Tupelo with sound!!!

Pre-order "Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley book & DVD set"Read more about the set


Artwork Paramount DVD sets in EC: Here are two DVD boxes from Paramount which each contains four Elvis movies. These sets entitled “The 30th Anniversary DVD Collection” (region 2, PAL format) are due for release July 10, 2007.

Box 1: King Creole”, “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “Paradise Hawaiian Style” and “Fun In Acapulco”.

Box 2: “G.I. Blues”, “Girls!, Girls, Girls”, “Roustabout” and “Blue Hawaii”. (News, Source: Amazon France)
Saturday 26 May 2007
Elvis: Pure Diamonds 4CD boxset: Here are the details of the "The Uncut & Undubbed" RCA studio sessions which were released on the Wonderland Records import label.

It contains 69 songs from the June 1970/1973 sessions in Nashville. The 24 pages booklet comes in the same size as the box set and contains background information on the sessions. This is a clever upgrade who missed the four 'Pure Diamonds' bootlegs released in the 90s. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin /Elvis News)
Friday 25 May 2007
The Rockabilly Legends: Published by Hal Leonard (most famous for his Elvis sheet music books) and written by Jerry Naylor and Steve Halliday, this new release, features Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and on the road to stardom between 1954 and 1959.

From the publisher: In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear.
The stunningly designed book also comes with a one-hour DVD sampler of rockabilly music to immerse the reader into those heady days from 1954 through 1959 when a new, high-energy sound and spirit instantly captured the hearts of fans around the world. 256 pages with DVD. (News, Source: Elvis UK On-line/Elvis News)

DVD artwork: Here is the cover art of the upcoming MGM DVD box set "The Elvis Presley Collection" featuring Elvis' movies "Clambake", "Frankie and Johnny", "Follow That Dream" and "Kid Galahad". This title will be released on July 24, 2007. (News, Source: /Elvis News)
Thursday 24 May 2007

Track listing & artwork "American Way Vol. 4" Sound of the City: Many fans are looking forward to the upcoming 4th volume in the superior American Way series. Here are the details:

For those who don't see the significance of the cover photo or the connection to the musical contents, perhaps a little explanation is in order. The photo, taken by famous Memphian Robert "Bob" Williams, shows Elvis, Red West and cousin Junior Smith cruisin' on Main Street on a summer night in 1956. It was on Main and Beale that the teenage/ young adult Elvis Presley absorbed and soaked up the musical sounds of the City of Memphis. These influences shine through in some of his best ever studio recordings laid down in his hometown. Sun, American Sound, Stax...those recordings echo the sound of the City of Memphis.

Also a little different is that part of the 16-page bonus booklet is devoted to '50s RCA paperwork, rare photos of the studios he recorded in and unseen pix of Elvis and Scotty at Radio Recorders - all under the heading 'Another Place, Another Time'.

01. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - takes 2, 3 (ending only of take 2 + complete take)
02. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 5 (complete take + rehearsal)
03. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - takes 6, 7 (2 x false start + complete take)
04. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 8 - 10 (false start + long false start + 3 x false start)
05. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 11 (master)
06. Power Of My Love - take 1 (rehearsal + false start + complete take)
07. Power Of My Love - takes 2, 3 (false start + complete take)
08. Power Of My Love - take 4 (4 x false start + rehearsal + "Are You Waiting Just for Me" one line)
09. Power Of My Love - takes 5, 6 (long false start + false start)
10. Power Of My Love - take 7 A (long false start + complete take)
11. Power Of My Love - take 7 (complete master take)
12. Do You Know Who I Am - take 1 (complete take + rehearsal)
13. Do You Know Who I Am - take 2 (3 x false start + complete take)
14. Do You Know Who I Am - take 3 (long false start + rehearsal)
15. Do You Know Who I Am - take 4 (3 x false start + complete take)
16. Do You Know Who I Am - take 5 (6 x false start + complete take)
17. Do You Know Who I Am - take 6 (long false start)
18. Do You Know Who I Am - take 6 (complete master take)
"MY LITTLE FRIEND": 19. My Little Friend (undubbed acetate) Mono.
"POOR MAN'S GOLD": 20. Poor Man's Gold (vocal overdub attempt) Stereo. (News, Source:EIN)

Elvis part of Sony-BMG Collections series & Gold Records reissues: On 19 June Sony-BMG will release a budget CD titled Elvis Presley Collections Vol.1. It is part of their "Collection series''. As the flyer states it contains 12 of Elvis' most recognizable early hits. The picture shown on the flyer is not the final art cover.

Also, Sony-BMG Canada Special Imports will re-release on 12 June 2007 Elvis' Gold Records Vol.3 and Elvis' Gold Records Vol.4 in their original sequence. (News, Source: Barry McLean)

Inside The Dream (The Jimmy Velvet Story) coming soon: Elvis World's Bill E. Burk advises: GOING TO PRINTERS soon, but probably not ready for sale by Elvis Week 2007 . . . Jimmy Velvet's much-talked-about photo book, with 1,069 photos of Velvet and the many celebrities he has met in his Lifetime, including many of Elvis, of course.  Rare, rare photos!  
It's going to be roughly 8x10 (A-4), hardcover, 260 pages, printed on heavy 100# gloss enamel paper (the best).  Cost estimated to be $45 . . . and YES, EW Shoppers Service will be making this book available, perhaps as early as EW85 (August). (News, Source: Bill E. Burk)
Wednesday 23 May 2007

'Love Me Tender' Australian 'Music Edition' DVD: The upgraded Australian 50th Anniversary edition of Elvis' first movie 'Love Me Tender' is now available in local stores for the amazing low price of AU$12. Reviewed several months ago by EIN contributor Harley Payette, this is a sensational bargain. The DVD itself carries a similar effective design as the cover, shown right. 'Love Me Tender' 50th Anniversary Edition - DVD Review: For the very first time an original Elvis film has been given the special edition treatment on DVD. It has added audio commentary by Jerry Schilling, plus three new featurettes, as well as including Alanna Nash's fascinating insights on The Colonel. It also features the trailer snippet of Elvis singing the sought-after missing song 'Lonely Man' - so is this at last a worthy upgrade? EIN contributor Harley Payette reveals all in this in-depth review. (DVD Review, Source: EIN)

Monday 21 May 2007

"Elvis Presley has left the building" (DVD Review): August 16, 1977 was the death the music world stood still. The King of Rock 'n' Roll died at his mansion home in Memphis, Tennessee. What followed was a media blitz and a level of public interest rarely seen in contemporary society. And the fact that these were a global phenomenon only served to emphasise the significance of Elvis' passing.Join EIN as it takes a look at a new DVD release, "Elvis Presley has left the building". As public memory fades over time, what we find is an important and historic audio-visual record of media and public reaction in August 1977. Read our full review (DVD Review, Source: EIN)

Early release for next JAT DVD: Hot Shots and Cool Clips - Volume 3 will be bumped up and released August 1st from JAT Productions, riding on the success of THE BEST SELLING DVD  Hot Shots and Cool Clips - Volume 2 . It will contain unreleased footage from the 50s, 60s., and 70s. Complete film listing will be available soon. (News, Source: JAT Productions/FECC)

Sunday 20 May 2007
Author to present new Elvis book in Paris: The French author Patrick Mahé will present his new book "Le Roman Des Amours d'Elvis" on Elvis' girlfriends Priscilla, Linda, Ginger and the orhers on June 23, 2007 in the French My Happiness shop in Paris. (News, Source: Elvis My Happiness /Elvis News)

Sonny West also releasing DVD: Sonny West, who co-wrote 'Elvis - What Happened' and, the upcoming memoir, 'Elvis Still Taking Care of Business', will release a DVD entitled "ELVIS: Up Close & Personal With Sonny West" according to And as we reported on 14 May, West has also agreed to promote his book with the help of "Big Elvis", a 550 pounds heavy Las Vegas impersonator. (News, Source: Amber Smith)

Saturday 19 May 2007
Warner Bros DVD releases: Here are the cover of the sixteen upcoming DVD (re)releases from Warner Bros. (News, Source: Elvis World Japan)

No "Tickle Me" DVD for UK or Australia: Warner Bros has indicated that due to copyright issues, Tickle Me will not be released on DVD in the UK or Australia. (News, Source: Elvis Express Radio/Elvis Australia)

Thursday 17 May 2007

"Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley" is next MRS release: About to be officially announced is that the next box set (book & DVD) release from Memphis Recording Service is Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley! While artwork has been published (see opposite), MRS told EIN it is not the final version. Surprisingly, a number of messageboard threads have also missed the critical point that the set comes with a DVD featuring historically important (read the first!) fully audio-visual material of the King live on stage in Tupelo. This will make it one of the most significant Elvis releases in many years! We've had audio before, we've had video footage before, but until now we have not had the complete audio-visual package!


This DVD contains previously unreleased footage of Elvis performing in two shows in Tupelo! MRS has told EIN there is also a lot of misinformation being published about the content of the release. The set is due out next month. EIN will have more news in the next day or so. (News, Source: MRS)
Wednesday 16 May 2007

Cover artwork - 'Warner Bros' and 'Paramount' 2007 Elvis DVD box sets

Elvis: A King In The Making book release: In August the book Elvis '56 - In The Beginning by Alfred Wertheimer will be re-issued with the title "Elvis: The King In The Making". Foreword is written by Peter Guralnick. From the publisher Carlton Books Ltd: "In 1956, a 21-year-old singer called Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his career. Alfred Wertheimer, a young New York freelance photojournalist, was asked by Elvis' new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. In the course of this one-day assignment, Wertheimer was so struck by the charisma of this stunningly photogenic performer, that, whenever time and budget permitted, he felt compelled to continue to document Elvis and the everyday moments in his life during that crucial year. Wertheimer's unobtrusive photographs of Elvis in performance, with his fans, and in the recording studio, as well as at home with his family, were the first and last unguarded look at the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and present a uniquely intimate portrait of one of the world's most famous cultural figures." Released as a hardback with 224 pages. ISBN: 1844421228. (News, Source: Carlton Books Ltd / Amazon /A Life In Books)

Visit Elvis Presley A Life In Books

New CD releases: Due for release on May 22, 2007 by an yet unknown label is the CD “Forever Elvis” according to Due for release on June 18, 2007 on the Pegasus label is the budget release “Shake Rattle And Roll”. The Madacy label will release the compilation entitled “Elvis Home For The Holidays” on August 21, 2007. (News, Source: News)

DVD releases: Due for release on June 6, 2007 by Waterfall Entertainment is a 2 DVD edition of the “Welcome Home Elvis special. On July 24, 2007 in Canada by Fox Video will release “The Elvis Gift Set” which contains the four feature films: "Follow That Dream," "Kid Galahad," "Frankie and Johnny” and "Clambake". (News, Source: News)  
Monday 14 May 2007

ELVIS A Biography is revised edition: The new edition of Jerry Hopkins' seminal biography on the King is actually a reprint of both volumes (Elvis & Elvis The Final Years) of the bio with new material. From the publisher: Elvis Presley is the biggest single entertainment personality in the history of American popular culture. Nearly thirty years after his death in August 1977, he remains the undisputed King of Rock’n’Roll. His talent, charisma, and good humour endeared him to millions. Known the world over by his first name alone, he remains the foremost iconic figure in popular music. Featuring a wealth of first hand interviews, Elvis combines Jerry Hopkins two previous classic best-selling Elvis biographies, Elvis: A Biography and Elvis: The Final Years with all-new material to give the definitive detailed account of Presley’s fantastic life. 350 pages / 60 b+w photos / 218 x 145mm...ISBN 0 85965 391 9...ISBN13 978 0 85965 391 6...Paperback / UK £14.99 / US $19.95   (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

Sunday 13 May 2007

1956 Tupelo Fair audio-video release: Jetblack posted on the FECC board that: In the new 'Record Collector' magazine it states that the next release from the 'Memphis Recording Service' label will be a package containing the 1956 Tupelo Fair recordings (both afternoon and evening show). It also states that video footage of 6 songs will be included along with an interview by Elvis. (News, Source: Jetblack/FECC forum)

"Kicking & Rolling" CD: Here is the cover art of the forthcoming release from the Straight Arrow label titled "KICKING & ROLLING" (SA 2007-6-02), and will feature the Las Vegas February 18th, 1973 Midnight show taken from a so-called "booth tape". The midnight show from February 18th, as presented on this CD, could be called quite typical for this season, if not for an extremely unusual incident which happened during this show, and which has made this show one of his most controversial concerts ever. Elvis had been practicing karate since his army days and got his black belt in '60. On this particular night in early '73, he got an unexpected chance to use his martial art against some aggressors.This concert includes great performances of songs like "An American Trilogy", "What Now My Love", "Steamroller Blues", "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" or "I Can't Stop Loving You". This recording comes from an early generation copy of the original "booth tape" and for an off-line recording, the sound quality is very good.

The audio was restored in a professional studio to achieve the best possible results. "Booth tapes" were made from a "booth" or table at the edge of the stage, close to the speakers, by someone who was part of Elvis' organization. Unlike the usual audience recordings, "booth recordings" were made by someone who was known by Elvis' security force, and who did not have to worry about concealing the recorder and microphone. The sound quality of such tapes is noticeably better than a typical audience recording. As a bonus, five tracks recorded in February 1973 under the same circumstances were added. Just like previous releases from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from February - April 1973, Las Vegas memorabilia, informative liner notes with an "Elvis in early 1973" overview, as well as details about Elvis' Las Vegas 1973 Winter season. This CD is set for release in late May. Note: this release has nothing to do with the poor quality audience recording of the same show which in circulation under titles like "I'll Whoop His Ass" and "Fight Night". (News, Source: FECC)

"Essential Elvis Vol. 7 - Elvis At The Jungle" CD: This new CD titled  Essential Elvis Volume 7- Elvis At The Jungle on the Fans Only label has just been released. Several tracks from this CD were on the following album: Our Memories Of Elvis, Platinum: A Life In Music, Today, Tomorrow And Forever box-sets. Includes the X-rated Hurt (informal recording). (News, Source: FECC)

Watch price of Charro! fall: With the news in the past few days that Warner Bros and Paramount will be releasing 24 Elvis DVDs for the 30th anniversary, including most of the remaining Elvis films not on DVD (only Elvis On Tour is still outstanding), we can expect to see the price of Charro! plummet on online used copy sites. Charro!, which saw an inferior DVD 'TV to DVD' transfer release several years ago is currently listed on the Amazon site with ridiculous prices between US$164.95 and $249.99! (News, Source: Amazon/EIN)

"Have You Heard The News" released: Containing 18 tracks, some available for the first time on CD, including original Radio & TV Recordings from August 16, 1977 + Johnny Cash remembers Elvis, A Tribute Programme by Red Robinson (Elvis 12 Years in showbusiness), Q&A: Interview with J.D. Sumner & 2 special bonus tracks!

Artwork including the last known photo taken of Elvis as he enters Graceland....Special Picture Disc release!
Including interviews with Dick Grob, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, J.D. Sumner, Joe Esposito, and others. SPECIAL BONUS TRACKS: 17. CBS Newscast including an overview of Elvis’ career....18. Dutch Newsreport # 2*
With reactions from a Dutch Elvis Presley fanclub president, a Beatles fanclub president and others. *previously unreleased on CD! (News, Source: EP Gold)

Saturday 12 May 2007

EPE announces 24 Elvis DVD releases

including SEVEN never before released (on DVD) Elvis films!!!

"Elvis - At The Forum" announced: The forthcoming release from the "Graceland Records" label is entitled "At The Forum" and features the unreleased concert of Elvis as recorded May 11th, 1974, during the afternoon show at Forum Of Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA. The CD has a running time of 64 minutes and set for release late May 2007.

From the press release: The first what's comes to mind with this release is , Wow, secondly, what a show most it have been for those who where there. This is definitively the better of the 2 concerts given that day at "The Forum "(as they say in Los Angeles). Here we have the unedited, uncut and non- spliced concert of Elvis as recorded May 11th, 1974, afternoon show at Forum Of Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA. This is the complete show where, "You can have her" is taken from. A third generation copy, you'll find on FTD, release "Live in LA". (News, Source: Elvis News)

More budget releases: Here are the covers of three more budget releases. From BMG Germany we get "Hit Collection" including several songs like "Angels" and "True Love" which we don't see on too many compilations. (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News)

Friday 11 May 2007

"Elvis - Summer Festival '73" released: Like the one listed below ( Rare Elvis vol.3 ) this CD would be also out and no information on which label. This CD contains the audience recording from the August 25, 1973 midnight show and some bonus tracks as well. This recording wasn't complete and some songs were taken from another concert from this season. Bonus tracks: 23- Help Me Make It Through The Night; 24- An Amercian Trilogy #2; 25- A Big Hunk O' Love; 26- How Great Thou Art Las Vegas Midnight show August 19, 1973 (News, Source: FECC)

"Rare Elvis Vol. 3" released: A new CD has just been released ( no information about the label ) titled '' Rare Elvis Vol.3 ''. It contains 26 tracks.Tracks: Little Sister (take 1-5 ); Little Sister (take 6 ); Judy (take 1); Judy ( take 2-3 ); Judy (take 4); His Latest Flame ( take 1 ); His Latest Flame ( take 2 ); His Latest Flame ( take 3 & 4 ) ; His Latest Flame ( take 5 & 6 ) ; Good Luck Charm (take ); What She's Really Like ( take 6 & 7 ); G.I. Blues (take 7);  Doin' The Best I Can ( take 9 ); Pocketful Of Rainbows (take 2); Your Cheatin' Heart (take 9); Viva Las Vegas ( Stereo version);  What I'd Say ( Stereo version); A Dog's Life ( take 1 ) ; You'll Be Gone (take 2); It's A Long Lonely Highway (Single version ); 500 Miles (version 1 ); 500 Miles (version 2); A Little Less Conversation ( Single version); You'll Think Of Me (Single version ); Life (Single Version); Almost In Love ( Single version) (News, Source: FECC)

Steven Chanzes writing new book - proceeds to go to "Presley Place": Steven Chanzes, controversial author of "Elvis, Where Are You?" has told EIN: I'm publishing a book with the tentative title, "The Sivle Nora Story."  It will leave no stone unturned and it will answer all the questions that the fans have asked and wondered about for the past 26 years since my book "Elvis, Where Are You?" was published. In answer to a question I know will be asked, I am not undertaking this venture for profit.  I am going to pay for the printing of the book and any advertising out of my own pocket.  One hundred per-cent of the proceeds derived from the sale of the book will be turned over and donated to "Presley Place." Too many people have speculated over the years as to what my motives may have been for writing "Elvis, Where Are You?" There have been gross mischaracterizations of myself and while I'm not attempting to put a halo on my head, it is time to tell the truth, to shoulder some responsibility and to set the record straight once and for all. (News, Source: Steven Chanzes)

"Heavy Times!" released: Now out on the MxF label will be their second release entitled "Heavy Times!" featuring the Vegas performances on January 28th 1971, midnight show and January 29th 1971, dinner show. For the first time, both the performances remastered from the original sources will become available on a sole CD.

Although these two concerts were released on two separate imports some years ago here we have the opportunity to listen to both shows in better, improved sound. Using the original source tape we were able to keep Elvis' vocal power central to the mix whilst at the same time giving a new definition to the supporting musicians and singers. Elvis' performance on both nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers two short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. (News, Source: FECC)

Thursday 10 May 2007

"The Elvis Conspiracy?": Did Elvis have to die? Following Elvis' death in August 1977, his Chief of Security, Dick Grob, commenced a detailed investigation of the circumstances surrounding the King's passing.

Join EIN as we delve inside one of the biggest books ever published about Elvis. With nearly 700 pages, Grob's investigation of the circumstances surrounding Elvis' death reads like a mystery story, full of intriguing twists and turns as it proceeds towards its conclusion. (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Long out of print, copies of this sought after release are now available from The Elvis Conspiracy? website

"Pure Diamonds - The Uncut & Undubbed RCA Studio Sessions" boxset: Recently released is a new 4 CD box-set "Pure Diamonds - The Uncut & Undubbed RCA Studio Sessions". It features 69 songs mostly from the Nashville, June 1970 and June 1971 sessions. It also comes with a 24 page booklet. (News, Source: FECC)
Wednesday 9 May 2007
Reissue of Bobbie Ann Mason book: Here is the cover art of the 192 pages book “Elvis Presley” by Bobbi Ann Mason from Penguin Books which is due for re-release August 2007 (ISBN: 0143038893).

Synopsis: "Written by fellow Southerner Mason (In Country; Clear Springs), this abbreviated biography suffers fromthe series' length limitation but makes up for it by hitting the significant points.

Mason credits Elvis with inventing rock and youth culture and "[puncturing] the balloon of 1950s serenity and conformity." She posits that the result of his stint in the army "was to erase his rock-and-roll rebel image and turn him into a mainstream all-American boy next door," and that in 1969, after almost a decade spent making bad films, "he was genuinely invigorated by making good music again.
(News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News/EIN)
Tuesday 8 May 2007

Warner DVD releases: Here are the details on the 2007 DVD releases from Warner Bros. The company will release 10 DVDs:

One disc editions: "Charro!", "Kissin' Cousins", "Girl Happy", "Live a Little, Love a Little" and "Stay Away, Joe".

Two disc editions: "Elvis: That's the Way It Is" and "This is Elvis".

Deluxe editions: "Jailhouse Rock" and "Viva Las Vegas".

The editions of "Jailhouse Rock" and "Viva Las Vegas" include a documentary, "TTWII" includes both the original and SE editions while "This Is Elvis" includes the theatrical version and much longer TV version plus other material. The single disc releases probably don't include any extras. Also mentioned is "Tickle Me", but no details were given.
(News, Source: Elvis Movie Guide)

Excerpt #2 from "Still Taking Care Of Business": Courtesy of Triumph Books EIN presents the second of three excerpts from the upcoming Sonny West memoir, "Still Taking Care Of Business".

In this excerpt, Sonny takes us back to Elvis' incredible comeback in Las Vegas in 1969. (Book Excerpt, Source: Triumph Books)

Third edition cover artwork for Marc Hendrickx book: Here is the likely cover of the upgraded third Dutch version of Marc Hendrickx' bible on Elvis. This new version is to be released in the first half of June. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Thank you to all who advised EIN we had inadvertently added the wrong cover artwork (now corrected)

Price of "Elvis Straight Up" solved!: Many thanks to AJ who sent EIN this information after our news story yesterday about this currently sold out book:

'Pre-ordering for the first volume of Joe Esposito's new book Elvis Straight Up starts at midnight ( May 5th) in the USA (West Coast) - or 8am Saturday morning if you are over this side of the pond in the UK.  The publishers say they could be looking at a sell-out for this release on July 4th.

‘No matter what you have ever read before, Joe’s press release states ‘Elvis Straight Up will change the way you look at Elvis Presley and those around him.’

The book is priced at $22.47 but cut and paste the discount code below to pre-order at $19.99 directly from the Elvis: Straight Up website'. (News, Source: AJ)

Monday 7 May 2007

'Elvis Presley - The Greatest Collections' from Myanmar.  Another Elvis CD obscurity. Possibly Elvis' only release ever in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.

A copy of BMG's '2nd To None' I wonder if the Myanmar public have noticed that most of Elvis' greatest Hits are not on this collection! Click here to see full images.

(Elvis News: Source: Barry McLean)

Saturday 5 May 2007

Exclusive excerpt from new Elvis novel: Today, courtesy of author Paul Pullen, EIN publishes Chapter 1 of Paul's soon to be released novel, Contract With The King. What would you do if you had abducted The King? The book will shortly be available through AuthorHouse. (Book Excerpt, Source: Paul Pullen)

Read Chapter 1 of "Contract With The King"

Friday 4 May 2007
New issue of "Golden Boy Elvis" released: Volume 2 of the new German "Golden Boy Elvis" magazine is out. This full colour 60 pages A4 magazine contains news, reviews and many interesting articles on Elvis subjects like: vinyl ("Die Hits der Deutschen Charts"), Elvis Live (important CD releases with 1969 material and October 1, 1974 in depth), Elvis in the Studio (September 1956), people from Elvis entourage (Nick Adams). (News, Source: Elvis News)

"The Little Book of Elvis" expanded: Due for re release on 6 August 2008 from Carlton Books is the book entitled "The Little Book Of Elvis". Written by Trevor Baker the new edition contains 128 pages, twice the number of pages of the original edition in 2003. ISBN: 1844427315. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch/Elvis News)
Wednesday 2 May 2007

Hot new Southern Comfort CDs announced!: Several forthcoming releases have been announced by the Southern Comfort label. Their follow-up project to 'The American Way' series will be a double-CD set of Elvis's 1975 'The Request Box Shows' to be released near October 2007. With a stylish 16-page booklet and upgraded audio in both stereo and mono from the original master tapes, this will be far superior to any previous release. It will also include brand new material taken from the original Japanese audience recordings.
'HIGH VOLTAGE' a 2-CD set of Elvis's sensational Opening and Closing shows from the Las Vegas January/February 1970 season has also been announced for winter release. Mastered from the original reel-to-reel recordings and including a 16-page booklet this will surpass any previous versions, which have always suffered from poor quality audio..(Photo right: Burning In Birmingham to be upgraded)

The hot news is that an upgraded release of Elvis' sensational 'Birmingham '76' concert is being planned. 'Burning In Birmingham' is often voted as the best concert release of 1976 but the original master tape has been found and the new version promises to blow the roof off the old one! No release date as yet. Final news is that 'The American Way, Volume 4: 827 Thomas Street Memphis', as it is now subtitled, is due for release in early June. The 'American Way' series is selling fast. Volumes 1 & 2 of these complete 1969 Memphis sessions are already sold out with Volume 3 'Movin and Groovin' heading the same way. Go here for EIN's in-depth review of 'The American Way Vol.3 'Movin and Groovin'. (News, Source: EIN, May 2007)

Elvis and his Police buddies: Nearly 30 years after the death of Elvis Presley, you'd think every possible book had been written about the late King of Rock-and-Roll.

And you'd be wrong. Retired Memphis Police Department Captain Robert Ferguson has compiled Elvis: In the Beat of the Night, an interesting book that focuses on Elvis' friendship — some might even call it an obsession — with police officers. The entertainer liked to hang out with policemen, collected police badges wherever he traveled, and enjoyed being made an honorary policeman in any city where he performed.

Ferguson explains that shortly after Elvis’ death in 1977, he began taping video interviews of many of the local officers who knew Elvis, from officers who met him at the beginning of his career to those who helped at his funeral. Those tapes might have remained hidden forever, but when biographer Peter Guralnick interviewed Ferguson for Last Train to Memphis he persuaded the former policeman to compile the interviews into the self-published book.

Visit the book's website

Tuesday 1 May 2007

New book/DVD set coming from Bud Glass: Bud Glass’ next release will be another book/DVD set, “Dixieland Delight,” an in-depth look at Elvis’ 1975 Memorial Day weekend performances in Alabama.

You can expect previously unseen photographs (both professional and candid shots), as well as unreleased candid footage, and firsthand accounts by those who were there to experience it all.

 For information on this and Glass’ other ventures, visit ;  and (News, Source: EP Gold)

Artwork for Elvis DVD Tin: Here is the complete "Elvis Presley Collection" box set. This metal box contains the movies "Love Me Tender", "Flaming Star", "Wild In The Country", "Clambake", "Frankie And Johnnie" and "Kid Galahad". This region 2 set, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, is due for release May 14, 2007. (News, Source: News)
Monday 30 April 2007
Now official - "Elvis At The Movies" 2CD release: View track listing & larger artwork. Release date 5 June 2007. (News, Source: EPE)

Preview of "Elvis Is Back" boxset: Here is a preview of the upcoming Elvis Unlimited release "Elvis Is Back" which is due for release May 2007. It will be made like the two “Inside” boxes. The book will be thicker and the DVD will be much longer than in the two previous boxes.

Synopsis: Elvis Is Back will be about Elvis’ return to the music scene in 1960. This year was a bittersweet one for Elvis. He was being discharged from the Army. Music had changed in two years and he was a little insecure about his music career.

Yet he enters the sessions with such ambition and determination. He delivers a new mature diverse voice. “It's Now Or Never” and “Surrender” are truly challenging for Elvis. He proofs himself to be a truly talented singer and not just a flash in the pan. These recording sessions will forever stand out in Elvis’ history.

It’s almost as if Elvis hit the ground running upon his return. The Colonel had been busy preparing for Elvis' return for a very long time. Not only were the recording sessions lined up, an appearance on the ABC televised Frank Sinatra Special and the filming for “G.I. Blues” were immediately following.

His appearance on the Sinatra Special is warmly received by the public. Elvis innocently steals the show from Sinatra. Yet the repertoire between the two performers is very apparent. “G.I. Blues” is a very successful film for Elvis although Elvis hates being in uniform again.

During this year, Elvis is also experiencing many changes in his personal life. Elvis has met Priscilla while in Germany. But he returns to his long time girlfriend Anita Wood. They continue their relationship where it left off before Elvis left for Germany. Vernon marries Dee, which is hard on Elvis because of the loss of his mother. Elvis also brings many of his friends from Germany home and the Memphis Mafia is formed.

But still the most important thing during the year 1960 is the amazing recording sessions. We have two incredible albums from this year, “Elvis Is Back” and “His Hand In Mine.” Elvis truly proves his ability as a performer. He conquers every challenge he is faced with and proves Elvis is back!

Elvis Is Back will present many never before seen pictures from this period. There will even be some very interesting ones from the filming of G.I. Blues. Those were not used in the Inside G.I. Blues book. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Saturday 28 April 2007

Duet hits #1 on iTunes: The Elvis and Celine duet completely wowed television viewers and has been making the news around the world. Today, the duet is the number one video download on iTunes. The purchase of the download benefits Idol Gives Back. (News, Source: EPE)

Watch the duet

No release planned for Elvis-Celine duet: The breathtaking duet of 'If I Can Dream' with Elvis and Celine Dion has caused a stir across the globe, newspapers call it historic, some have even stated that the Idols Give Back show was dull and was only saved by the emotionally charged duet.............And yet EPE look set to allow this jaw-dropping performance to fall into music obscurity just like they did with the duet 'Don't Cry Daddy' performed by Elvis and Lisa Marie.

In an email sent to us by one of our listeners, Todd Morgan of Elvis Presley Enterprises wrote, "This was a
one-time, stand-alone event for last night's Idol Gives Back special and an iTunes video download only." He also states "No release of the video on DVD is in the works." (News, Source: Elvis Express)

EIN Comment: EIN agrees with Elvis Express' sentiments on the If I Can Dream duet. Unlike the Elvis-Lisa duet on Don't Cry Daddy, which was a special thing Lisa wanted to do (and therefore we should respect her wishes for it to be a once off, non released performance), the latest duet is a wonderful opportunity for all parties (Celine Dion's best selling album days are behind her) to reinvigorate their faltering sales position.

"Hit Collection" CD release: Here are the cover art and track listing for release the AR-Express label release "Hit Collection" which is due for release on April 27, 2007.

Track listing: Love Me Tender - It's Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Don't - Loving You - Can't Help Falling In Love - Love Letters - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - True Love - Young And Beautiful - Doin' The Best I Can - Something Blue - Angel - That's Someone You Never Forget - Just Pretend - For The Good Times - Woman Without Love - He'll Have To Go - It's Impossible (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

"Follow Me To Tennessee" released: The team of our British colleague Andrew Hearn (Essential Elvis) has just delivered a brand new interesting book for Memphis travelers. In "Follow me to Tennessee", Andrew shows you the footsteps of Elvis, and explains the history of the Elvis Hot Spots in the state of Tennessee. It's not the first book about Elvis in Memphis, but the city has changed so much over the years that an updated book had to be written. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

ACE label releases its first ever Elvis recording: ACE Records released the compilation "The Pomus & Shuman Story: Double Trouble 1956-67". It includes the Elvis track "Double Trouble". This is the first time ACE has presented an Elvis Presley track.
( News, Source: FECC board/Elvis News)

"Elvis, Linda & Me" book delayed...again: For the second time, release of Jeanne LeMay Dumas' impressive photo-journal of her friendship with Elvis and Linda Thompson has been delayed by its new publisher, Rooftop Publishing.

See also our earlier report dated 13 April which includes ordering links. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

Thursday 26 April 2007

American Idol duet update: CELINE DION made TV history in America last night (25Apr07) when she performed live with ELVIS PRESLEY. Technology enabled the Canadian to appear to sing alongside Presley onstage at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood during the American Idol 'Idol Gives Back' charity special. The late rocker appeared in hologram form for the breathtaking duet of If I Can Dream with Dion, leaving many audience members stunned and convinced they were seeing a ghost. (News, Source: Contact Music/You Tube/Amber Smith)


"Have You Heard The News?" CD release: Due for release shortly is the CD "Have You Heard The News?" The artwork of this 18 track picture disc release should include the last known picture of Elvis as he enters Graceland.

Track listing:

Introduction: 1. Monday, August 15th… The story. Including interviews with Dick Grob, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, J.D. Sumner, Joe Esposito, and others. 2. The King is Gone… Memories by his friends

Original Radio And TV Recordings: 3. WHBQ Memphis Newsreport, including an interview with Elvis’ father Vernon Presley 4. Local Newsreport 5. German Newsreport #1* 6. CBS Newsreport # 1 7. CBS Newsreport # 2 8. Newsroom “Special Bulletin” 9. A Tribute by Geraldo Rivera, including reactions from Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge 10. Channel 7 “Eyewitness News” 11. German Newsreport # 2* 12. Dutch Newsreport*
Johnny Cash Remembers Elvis: 13. Johnny Cash Remembers Elvis & The Million Dollar Quartet* 14. Johnny Cash Remembers Elvis #2* A Tribute Program by Red Robinson 15. Elvis 12 Years in showbusiness
Q&A 16. Interview with J.D. Sumner Special bonus tracks: 17. CBS Newscast including an overview of Elvis’ career. 18. Dutch Newsreport # 2* With reactions from a Dutch Elvis Presley fanclub president, a Beatles fanclub president and others.
(News, Source: /Elvis News)
More budget album covers: Here is the cover art of the 16 track budget CD "Love Me" and the 2 CD budget compilation "I Was The One". (News, Source: Elvis Corner)

JAT Productions announces future releases: JAT Productions is announcing its next projects for 2007 including ( Country's Golden Hits ) - available now for those interested. Their next book is a book related to the movie Tickle Me and scheduled for August 2007, while Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 for late 2007. You can go directly to their website at for ordering !!! (News, Source:JAT)

Elvis 30th Anniversary Album: Here is the cover art to a new 50's compilation entitled 'Elvis - 30th Anniversary Album' from a company called Boomdock records and is due for release in the UK on August 6th 2007. The album offers nothing new but we think the artwork is pretty cool looking and with a retail price of £4.99 it should attract a few casual buyers to sample 30 of the King's greatest recordings from 1954 - 1957.
ELVIS - 30th Anniversary Album
Tracklisting: 01. That's All Right 02. Blue Moon of Kentucky 03. Good Rockin' Tonight 04. Baby Let's Play House 05. Mystery Train 06. Trying To Get To You 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Money Honey 09. My Baby Left Me 10. One Sided Love Affair 11. Tutti Frutti 12. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 13. Shake Rattle & Roll 14. Hound Dog 15. Don't Be Cruel 16. How Do You Think I Feel 17. Long Tall Sally 18. Paralyzed 19. Too Much 20. Ready Teddy 21. Rip It Up 22. Got A Lot O' Living To Do 23. All Shook Up 24. Mean Woman Blues 25. I Beg of You 26. One Night (of Sin) 27. One Night (with you) 28. Jailhouse Rock 29. Baby I Don't Care 30. Treat Me Nice
(News, Source: Elvis Express)

"Heroes - Big People": Here is the cover art of the upcoming Elvis Presley book in the "Heroes - Big People" series from Nicotext publishing. It contains quotes and trivia (ISBN: 978-91-85449-24-8).Synopsis: Heroes is a series of books about the most famous people in the world. People so great that everbody knows who they are. People so famous, that they have become heroes. Famous quotes and trivia in a pleasant mix makes this book about Elvis Presley the perfect gift. The other five Heroes are: Marilyn Monroe, the Rolling Stones, Albert Einstein, JFK and Muhammad Ali. Simply put, Great people � small books. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin

Tuesday 24 April 2007

EPE to launch weekly magazine with artifacts: EPE, together with DeAgostini publishers, will be launching a weekly magazine called ELVIS – The Official Collector’s Edition, which will consist of 28 pages (large format, full colour) in which the Presley career will be highlighted. As “extra’s” there will be artefacts, mini-posters (reproductions of legendary concert posters and the like), while those that subscribe will be able to buy ‘binders’ and a ‘collectors box’. (News, Source: DeAgostini/Elvis Matters)


Monday 23 April 2007

'The American Way Vol.3 - Movin And Groovin': CD review: Released by Southern Comfort this CD features five tracks from Elvis' astounding 1969 sessions at Chips Moman's American Studios in Memphis. This is Elvis creatively revitalised and working at his peak, and at last this series presents the complete sessions, chronologically and with nothing missing. With new studio rehearsals and chatter we get a fly-on-the-wall look at Elvis rediscovering his musical roots and playing with one of the coolest bands in town. But with a lot this material previously released is there really more to discover? EIN's Piers Beagley investigates..  (CD Review, Source: EIN, April 2007)

"Elvis Presley Has Left The Building" DVD: Announced from the Eternal Flame label:

There is no way to describe the effect that Elvis' death had on a television audience 30 years ago.

In every country, on every network, broadcasters rearranged their schedules to carry special news programmes and documentary footage marking the end of an era. No death of any entertainer has ever been given such a massive amount of air-time, both in the USA and around the world.

It would be impossible to present to you every news bulletin from every country, but the producers of this commemorative programme have gathered together some of the most important "breaking news" items of the time which will give you a feel for the emotions which were running wild at the very moment when Elvis Presley's death was announced. This unique time capsule will transport you back to August 1977 when fans around the world mourned the passing of the greatest entertainer of all time, when Elvis Presley left our building. We thank those broadcasters who have generously let our production company have access to their archives. Please note that some of the material used was recorded off-air and included for historical content, as not all TV companies archive their footage, so the quality of each news report will vary. We hope that you appreciate this documentary piece of TV history. Order your copy from It's Elvis Time (News, Source: It's Elvis Time)
Saturday 21 April 2007

EPE announces 30th Anniversary Elvis Week Photo Book: Here is an announcement that is sure to get you all shook up and excited as an Elvis fan. A commemorative Elvis Week publication, dedicated to Elvis and the fans that have kept this annual event going strong for the past 30 years, is in the works.

So, c'mon everybody and break out the old photo albums and jog your memory, because your pictures and captions will be needed to make this book a reality. Over the years, you might have wondered what will be become of those scrapbooks and photos from Elvis Weeks of the past? Well, wonder no more!

Be a part of 30th Anniversary Elvis Week history by submitting your photos for a very special publication that will commemorate 30 years of Elvis Week and fan friendship.

Deadline to submit photos is May 11, 2007! Visit Official Elvis site for more details and information on submitting your photos for the 30th Anniversary Photo Book. (News, Source: EPE)

'Once Upon A Time in 1977' EID DVD review: Nicely coinciding with the release of FTD’s ‘Unchained Melody’ CD, EID presents a compile of fan videos taken at Elvis’ first tour in February 1977. By editing together seven concerts of home-video material (in varying degrees of poor quality) EID have cleverly created a ‘complete’ Elvis concert featuring 27 songs. With home-video that is pretty unwatchable, fuzzy and filmed from downright far away at times, this can only be made for the serious Elvis collector. And can one learn anything from it? So while feeling in the mood for some more 1977 Elvis, EIN's Piers Beagley investigates. (DVD Review, Source: EIN)

Friday 20 April 2007

'Unchained Melody' FTD CD review: While a 1977 concert could never be a highlight of Elvis' on-stage career, there has to be emotional involvement from any true Elvis fan. With this release of a totally unknown concert from Charlotte February 1977, FTD continues to provide thought-provoking material for Elvis collectors. With tracks like ’Reconsider Baby’ and ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ there are also some very fine performances that needed to be officially released. So while this CD will have its detractors who are only interested in the glory days of Elvis' early seventies concerts EIN discovers plenty of reasons that make this CD worth a spin.  (FTD Review, Source: EIN)

"Elvis Presley The Early Years" DVD/CD: Due for release from Braun Media on May 15, 2007 in the US is the DVD / CD com-bi "The Music Masters: Elvis Presley The Early Years". This DVD has a running time of 42 minutes.

Product Details:

Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2 (News, Source:

Lew Allen Elvis photobook to be released in US: In perhaps the greatest photojournalism scoop in the annals of rock music -- certainly the earliest, as it happened in 1956 -- 17 year-old Lew Allen was the lone cameraman covering 21 year-old Elvis Presley's Nov. 23 concert at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's home city. 50 years later, previously unpublished and mostly unseen, 27 of these priceless, historic images -- stored and unexamined for decades -- are the centerpiece of pre-eminent art house publisher Genesis Publications' newest signed, limited edition, "Elvis & The Birth Of Rock: The Photographs Of Lew Allen."

Cover artwork for new release of Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3: Volume 3 in the classic "Elvis Golden Records" series will be released in the "The Hits" series with a cardboard slipcase in May. The reissue of volume 4 has been announced too, probably in the series.

Tracklisting Volume 3: 1. It's Now or Never 2. Stuck on You 3. Fame and Fortune 4. I Gotta Know 5. Surrender 6. I Feel So Bad 7. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 8. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame 9. Little Sister
10. Good Luck Charm 11. Anything That's Part of You 12. She's Not You
13. Wild in the Country 14. Wooden Heart 15. Girl of My Best Friend 16. Follow That Dream 17. King of the Whole Wide World 18. Can't Help Falling in Love. The 18 track edition of Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 is also being reissued. (News, Source: EP Gold)
Thursday 19 April 2007
'His Hand In Mine' FTD Deluxe CD review: With a stylish booklet and 53 tracks featured over 2 CDs, FTD once again spoils Elvis fans with the ultimate version of this classic gospel album. Although most of these tracks have been released before, the upgraded sound and exquisite harmonies provide a emotional look into the music that Elvis so loved. EIN's Piers Beagley spent Easter soaking in the glory of The Lord and Elvis' divine Gospel music, leading him to discover plenty of new highlights that would make any fan happy. The CD also features exciting new versions of Elvis' #1 singles 'Surrender' and 'Crying In The Chapel.' Only EIN brings you such in-depth analysis of Elvis' music. (FTD Review, Source: EIN, April 2007)

Excerpt #1 from Sonny West book: The following excerpt from "Elvis Still Taking Care of Business" has been sent to a number of Elvis websites including EIN. We will have two more excerpts from Sonny's book shortly.

EIN thanks Triumph Books and Marshall Terrill, co-author of Sonny's book, for providing the excerpts. Sonny's book is due for release next month in hardcover format. It has 400 pages.

Read excerpt

(News, Source: Triumph Books/Marshall Terrill)

"March of Dimes" LP reissue: Late 1956, Elvis joined the March of Dimes campaing by calling upon the American youngsters to raise money for the fight against polio. This album, featuring other artists too,

contains one of Elvis's 1956 hit songs. The original March of Dimes were huge sized records, but this re-release comes in the regular album size. Order from Elvis Matters (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Wednesday 18 April 2007
Elvis 2007 CD releases update: Elvis Presley released around 70 official albums in his lifetime. 2007 is going to be a huge year for all kinds of Elvis releases and already thirty new CDs have been announced - and that's not including the budget 1955/1956 rehashes! It's enough to make one's head-spin (and my bank manager complain!). And click here to check out all the news of every Elvis New releases in 2007. (EIN Reference, Source: EIN)
Tuesday 17 April 2007

More 2008 calendars to look forward to:

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)

DVD re-issues in Japan: A number of Elvis DVDs are being reissued in Japan in June. The titles are: Girls! Girls! Girls!; Roustabout; and Easy Come, Easy Go. And then in June-July Japanes fans can expect the reissues of King Creole; G.I. Blues; Blue Hawaii; Fun In Acapulco; and Paradise, Hawaiian Style. A further 10 Elvis DVD's are to be released in Japan in August: Elvis That's The Way It Is (S.E.); Jailhouse Rock; Viva Las Vegas; It Happened At The World's Fair; Harum Scarum; Spinout; Double Trouble; Speedway; The Trouble With Girls; and Elvis (2005 CBS TV mini-series). (News, Source: Elvis World Japan)

Cover artwork Official 2008 Calendar: Here is the design for the Official 2008 Elvis Presley Calender. The calender will be released in August 2007. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)
Friday 13 April 2007
"Elvis Is Back" book release: The next book from Elvis Unlimited will be titled Elvis Is Back. It will be made like the two “Inside” boxes. The book will be thicker and the dvd will be much longer than in the two previous boxes.

Elvis Is Back will be about Elvis’ return to the music scene in 1960. This year was a bittersweet one for Elvis. He was being discharged from the Army. Music had changed in two years and he was a little insecure about his music career. Yet he enters the sessions with such ambition and determination. He delivers a new mature diverse voice. “It's Now Or Never” and “Surrender” are truly challenging for Elvis. He proofs himself to be a truly talented singer and not just a flash in the pan. These recording sessions will forever stand out in Elvis’ history.

It’s almost as if Elvis hit the ground running upon his return. The Colonel had been busy preparing for Elvis' return for a very long time. Not only were the recording sessions lined up, an appearance on the ABC televised Frank Sinatra Special and the filming for “G.I. Blues” were immediately following. His appearance on the Sinatra Special is warmly received by the public. Elvis innocently steals the show from Sinatra. Yet the repertoire between the two performers is very apparent. “G.I. Blues” is a very successful film for Elvis although Elvis hates being in uniform again.
Elvis Is Back will present many never before seen pictures from this period. There will even be some very interesting ones from the filming of G.I. Blues. Those were not used in the Inside G.I. Blues book.
Elvis Is Back will be released in mid May, 2007. You can now pre-order your copy from Elvis Unlimited for $70.00 (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

New editions of "Elvis, Linda and Me": Jeanne LeMay Dumas is Linda Thompson's best friend. In this memoir, Ms Dumas tells of her friendship with both Elvis and Linda and her days spent at Graceland. The book comes with many very rare color photos, including images taken in Elvis' "red" bedroom. Jeanne was Miss Rhode Island Universe the same year Linda Thompson was Miss Tennessee Universe.  At the contest, held in San Juan, the two were placed together as roommates and they have been inseparable since. Despite reports on other sites, this book has been available for some time now from its original publisher, AuthorHouse, and also through Amazon. AuthorHouse recently deleted the title as.... Later this month (delayed from March 2007) it will be published in both hardback and softcover format by Rooftop Publishing. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

Thursday 12 April 2007

Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access Website And Book: EPE is working on a special (mini) website and book for the "Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access" exhibition. "Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access" is the largest-ever exhibit of Elvis’s iconic costumes, is now open at Graceland. This special exhibit features 56 of Elvis’s stage outfits from the major concert era of his career (1969-1977), and walks you through the evolution of the design of Elvis's stage-wear of this era. See simple two-piece karate-inspired suits to the famed "jumpsuits" with elaborate rhinestones and matching capes.
The (mini)website:
Part of the exhibition is a 36 pages soft cover book. This unique book includes remarkable photos and information on each jumpsuit and gives you an up-close look at some of the intricate detailing that went into Elvis’s suits. Many of the pages feature great concert and album cover photos of Elvis wearing these outfits. (News, Source: EPE

Cover artwork for upcoming George Klein book: Due to be published around December 2007 is George Klein's book, "Elvis Presley:The Family Album". It can be pre-ordered from Amazon. (News, Source: Amazon)
Wednesday 11 April 2007

Lamar Fike book announced: "Fike An Uncommon Journey" is the title of Lamar Fike's upcoming book release.

Renowned as a "straight shooter", Lamar Fike was a permanent part of Elvis' entourage over three decades. He and Elvis each other like brothers, and on occasion, fought like brothers. Lamar's insight to the Elvis story and the man who was Elvis Presley is well known to fans.

Co-written with Mark Bego, "Fike An Uncommon Journey" promises to be a unique perspective on the Elvis story. This could well be "THE" Elvis book release of 2007!

Visit the Lamar Fike website for more details and pre-order information. (News, Source: Drawbridge Entertainment)

Jerry Scheff book and CD update: Jerry Scheff is still working on a book and a CD. The announcement of the book is already from a while ago, but he is almost finished with his writing. If all goes well, the book will come out in 2008. The story starts on august 16, 1977 when the band members are informed that Elvis died. Then the book goes back in time at the time that Jerry was 8 years old and made his first steps in his musical career. From then on, the chapters are following his musical life in chronological order to end again on that dramatic day in august 1977.

The second project, a spoken CD, will be released a lot sooner. Jerry is a very intense and interesting story teller and he wants to record some of his memories on CD. He started the recordings a while ago on his own in his home studio, but he thought that it was not interesting enough talking all alone in to the microphone. So, in a few weeks, he will do a new recording while he is telling the stories to his family members. (News, Source: Elvis Matters/Elvis News)

Cover artwork Elvis Presley Collectors Tin (DVD): Here is the cover art for the upcoming "Elvis Presley Collector's Edition Tin" containing six movies from 20th Century Fox which is due for release May 14, 2007. (News, Source: HMV U.K.)
Tuesday 10 April 2007

BMG reaction to 30th Anniversary CD release news: Last week Sony BMG reacted to Elvis websites publishing news of its 30th anniversary CD releases. Sony BMG has now made it clear to EIN that track listings and cover artwork are not yet finalised, hence their concern over the various news stories.

"Legendary Motorcycles: The Stories and Bikes Made Famous by Elvis, Peter Fonda, Kenny Roberts, and 25 Others" book release: This new hardcover book has been announced for release in October 2007.

It will include stories about Elvis' Harley Davidson motorcycles. (News, Source: Amazon)

Monday 9 April 2007

"Inside Viva Las Vegas" book: While the full Fan Package of "Inside Double Trouble" has yet to be presented (next weekend, April 14-15), the next release in the Inside series is getting shape.

Elvis Unlimited is working on the book "Inside Viva Las Vegas". There's no release date yet, but the producers have done most of the research work already. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Sunday 8 April 2007

The Complete 1976 8mm Films - THE DEFINITIVE EDITION - 4 DVD set released: 70sElvisIsTheBest posted a very interesting message about this release on the FECC board last month. With a running time of 20 hours the release will interest many fans:

For as long as Elvis import dvds have been circulating, the only good 1976 set to rely on for the best amount of footage was the crown series. Unfortunately, the set lacked a lot of footage that has since been released, and the footage that was there suffered from bad quality. This set can finally lay the crown set to rest and provide the absolute best quality of all films from 1976 ever released. Since these films presented on discs 1 - 3 are in their raw form, you may see footatge from the same show shot from a different part of the audience in their original audio. Read full details of set (News, Source: FECC)

"Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 7": Announced in the booklet of the sixth volume of the Shake Records import series Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology" is volume 7. No other details are available yet, but like all previous volumes it will probably contain material taken from both previously released official along with some dodgy "extended remixes"(News, Source: EIN/Elvis News)

More budget releases: And the budget releases keep on rolling: Trying to keep up with the European budget releases, here are the covers of six new titles: "Love Me Tender", "Heartbreak Hotel", "The King Of Rock And Roll", "Hound Dog", That's ll Right Mama" and "Blue Suede Shoes". (News, Source: Elvis Corner)

Another budget release in the EC: Released on the Irish Luxury Multimedia Limited label and distributed by the Dutch Galaxy Music is the 3 CD box set "Elvis Presley - King Of Rock And Roll" containing 54 original tracks. (News, Source: Elvis News)

New Elvis Trading Card set: Press Pass, Inc., licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises has produced a new set of Elvis trading cards, “Elvis Is”, the follow-up to “Elvis Lives”.

The new set includes Elvis-worn memorabilia cards, as well as autographs from Elvis and his family, Elvis’ co-stars (such as Barbara Eden, Yvonne Craig and Nancy Sinatra) and band members (such as James Burton, DJ Fontana, and Scotty Moore). (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Saturday 7 April 2007

April FTD releases issued: Just issued are the new FTD releases: the photo book "Live in LA", covering Elvis' LA concerts from the 50s to the 70s, the deluxe 2CD "50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" (Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 2), and the live CD "An American Trilogy" (1972). (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Order the April FTD releases from EIN

"Heavy Times" cover artwork": Here is the cover art for the MxF label import release "Heavy Times!" featuring the Vegas performances on January 28th 1971, midnight show and January 29th 1971, dinner show. Tracks: 01. 2001 Theme / 02. That's All Right / 03. I Got A Woman / 04. Love Me Tender / 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / 06.Sweet Caroline / 07. You've Lost That Loving Feeling / 08. Polk Salad Annie / 09. Johnny B Goode / 10. Something / 11. The Wonder Of You / 12. Heartbreak Hotel / 13. Blue Suede Shoes / 14. Hound Dog / 15. One Night / 16. Teddy Bear / 17. Suspicious Minds / 18. The Impossible Dream / 19. That's All Right / 20. I Got A Woman / 21. Love Me Tender / 22. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / 23. Sweet Caroline / 24. You've Lost That Loving Feeling / 25. Polk Salad Annie / 26. Johnny B Goode / 27. Something / 28, Heartbreak Hotel / 29. Blue Suede Shoes / 30.Teddy Bear /31.Hound Dog /32.Snowbird /33.The Impossible Dream. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Interactive Elvis Music Challenge DVD: Released on March 23, 2007 in Germany is the 2 DVD interactive music challenge "Elvis Presley". It features an interactive game with 1500 questions on Elvis Presley with an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS. This DVD was previously available in the United Kingdom.

Synopsis: Disc 1: This is the independent Elvis Presley quiz on DVD and it's totally interactive! The interactive quiz requires no special equipment and will play on all DVD players. Your remote control is all you need. The Quiz also works on Play Station 2 and on any PC with a DVD drive. Levels include:Name that song/Spot that lyric /Name that album/Identify that film clip...and more.
Disc 2: Elvis The Golden Greats: These 26 great performances capture all the thrills and excitement of Elvis live on stage with a stunning collection of tracks which showcase the genius of Elvis from the energy of Shake, Rattle and Roll to the majesty of American Trilogy. (News, Source: Elvis News)
Friday 6 April 2007

"Let There Be Elvis" Remix CD: As reported last month, a new remix single, 'Let There Be Elvis' was due for release on April 16th, and the single has been released ahead of schedule.

The single is not on the Sony/BMG label and is a dance track which uses the speaking voice of Elvis. Elvis Express Radio will be airing the new single on its show this coming Friday (6th).

Those wanting to buy a copy of the single, here is the contact details:

The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain (OEPFC): Telephone: 01664 424 674

Or you can write to OEPFC at: PO Box 4, Leicester, England, UK LE1 3ZL
(News, Source: Elvis Express)

Thursday 5 April 2007
Ultimate Gospel 2007 Wal-Mart exclusive release: The final part of the 'Ultimate Gospel' BMG Strategic re-release is this exclusive Wal-Mart version with 2 added extra tracks. This "Collector's Edition" also features the songs 'Mansion Over The Hilltop' and 'Somebody Bigger Than You And I'. Available in Wal-Mart now. Go here for our review of the very fine original 'Ultimate gospel' CD. (News, Source; Barry Mclean/EIN)

New import CD 'Heavy Times': Two 1971 Vegas performances will soon be released on the MxF label. 'Heavy Times!' features performances from Jan 28th 1971, midnight show and Jan 29th 1971 dinner show. For the first time both the performances remastered from the original sources will become available on a sole CD. Although these two concerts were released on two separate imports some years ago - 'Snowbird' and Fort Baxter's 'Lean, Mean And Kickin' Butt' - here both shows are presented in better, improved sound. Using the original source tape we were able to keep Elvis' vocal power central to the mix whilst at the same time giving a new definition to the supporting musicians and singers. Elvis' performance on both nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers two short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the introduction of the new opening composition 'Also Sprach Zarathustra.' As we now know this thunderous opening would be used until the final concert Elvis performed. The season will also be remembered for the beautiful new closing number 'The Impossible Dream' which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.
Packaged with a 16 page professionally edited booklet this picture disc CD will be accompanied by relevant liner notes and with over 27 photographs of the Elvis NOW suit from this season. These are not new shows, but the package and the 79:40 minutes of superb music definitely gives us something different, a different kind of product! The definitive product in reference to Elvis from January 1971, Don't Miss It!!!

Tracklist: 01. 2001 Theme; 02. That's All Right; 03. I Got A Woman; 04. Love Me Tender; 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me; 06.Sweet Caroline; 07. You've Lost That Loving Feeling; 08. Polk Salad Annie; 09. Johnny B Goode; 10. Something; 11. The Wonder Of You; 12. Heartbreak Hotel; 13. Blue Suede Shoes; 14. Hound Dog; 15. One Night; 16. Teddy Bear; 17. Suspicious Minds; 18. The Impossible Dream; 19. That's All Right; 20. I Got A Woman; 21. Love Me Tender; 22. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me; 23. Sweet Caroline; 24. You've Lost That Loving Feeling; 25. Polk Salad Annie; 26. Johnny B Goode; 27. Something; 28, Heartbreak Hotel; 29. Blue Suede Shoes; 30. Teddy Bear; 31. Hound Dog; 32. Snowbird; 33. The Impossible Dream.
Note that FTD released the Vegas Jan 28th 1971 Dinner Show along with some compiled bonus songs on 'The Impossible Dream'. Click here for our 1971 FTD review. (News. Source; FECC/EIN)


Wednesday 4 April 2007
New 18 Singles plus Singles Box-Set announced: Following the same plan as the "Elvis 18 UK #1s" campaign from 2005, which resulted in sales of over 750,000 units, Sony/BMG will release a new set of 18 singles, this time featuring classic Elvis singles which were not part of the first campaign. The campaign will run from August to December, followed by a complete box set also released in December. The 18 singles will be released over a period of 17 weeks, on CD, 10 vinyl, and digital download, with a collector’s edition numbered box at the beginning of the campaign, and a complete box (not numbered and slimmed down) in December 2007.
EIN notes that it would be lovely to see such singles as 'Guitar Man', 'I'm Leavin' or 'Kentucky Rain' released in this way. However the official British BBC Top 40 chart now includes downloads which means unfortunately that it will be very difficult for Elvis to get more Numbers Ones as he did in 2005. In the same way though it is unlikely that The Beatles could ever overtake Elvis for the most Number Ones of all time. (Photo above is only a mock-up) (News, Source; BMG/EIN)

New Elvis DVD 30th Anniversary Collection: Released last December Paramount Pictures will release "Elvis - 30th Anniversary Collection" an eight DVD Box Set in Europe and Australia in August 2007. This is a strange move since exactly the same box-set of DVDs were released last December in Australia under the title 'Elvis Album - DVD Collection' (see photo right). This new release will contain the same movies - "Blue Hawaii", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Fun In Acapulco", "G.I. Blues", "Girls, Girls, Girls", "King Creole", Loving You", "Paradise Hawaiian Style" and "Roustabout". However Warner Brothers is also planning a DVD-set with possibly 6 DVD’s. Those titles will be announced later this month. This matches up with the Sony/BMG 'Elvis At The Movies' CD release below. (News, Source; EIN)
Tuesday 3 April 2007

New 'Elvis At The Movies' 2CD set announced: Sony/BMG has a new double CD entitled "Elvis At The Movies", scheduled for release on June 4, 2007.

The release of this 2CD set is in conjunction with Warner Brothers’s and Paramount’s marketing push to promote their multiple DVD releases in August.

But haven't BMG just released the genre CD Elvis Movies?
(News, Source: BMG/Various)

New 'Viva Las Vegas' 2CD set announced including unreleased Concert: Sony/BMG has decided to release a 2CD set entitled “Viva Las Vegas” featuring the best Elvis' live recordings from Las Vegas on the first disc and a never before released concert from August 1969 on disc 2. The 2CD-set features 38 tracks. No cover available as yet.  

As Elvis never sang 'Viva Las Vegas' in concert the first track would have to be the studio version. One has to wonder how BMG will sequence it into See See Rider. If the second CD is an unreleased concert could it be the August 22nd Dinner Show or perhaps the August 21st Midnight show?

And haven't BMG just released a similar Elvis 'Best Of' concert with the excellent genre CD 'Elvis LIVE'?    

(News, Source; BMG/Various)

Elvis Seeks Help of Former Sweetheart in New Novel: In her new novel, Cherry McKenzie tells a gripping story of four unlikely allies who search to uncover Elvis Presley's secret past. Elvis' Secret Legacy, now available through AuthorHouse, follows these dedicated women as they help the spirit of Elvis protect his secret. McKenzie, who attended high school with Elvis in Memphis and was asked by the superstar to attend the prom, describes in this fictional tale how Kat McBride gets an unexpected visit from Elvis during one of her daily meditations. He asks for help in searching for his secret legacy. She enlists the help of her best friend, Posey Street, a metaphysical bookstore owner and a woman well-versed in paranormal activities. Posey and Kat work to piece together various clues given to Kat by the spirit of the rock legend.

Their search takes them to Graceland, where they meet Early May, a devoted fan who worked for a veterinarian who cared for the Presley pets. They are reluctant to get her involved because of her eagerness to help, but they realize they need her expertise. As they delve into the meaning of Elvis' original plea, the situation gets more convoluted and complicated. When it looks like the three women have hit a dead end, they encounter Maple Melton, a real estate agent who has strange abilities of her own. What they discover next does uncover the secret legacy of Elvis Presley, but they are surprised to discover links to the underground world of lone sharks and greedy thugs.

"Elvis' Secret Legacy" is an entertaining new novel that weaves a rock icon with paranormal influences and a search for the truth. Kat, Posey, Early and Maple join together as they maneuver their way between the land of the living and the land beyond to ensure that the King's legacy is safe. Born in Memphis, McKenzie transferred to Humes High School, where she sat next to Elvis in speech and drama class. (News, Source: Sanja Meegin) For more about Elvis and the paranormal Click here for EIN's Elvis Conspiracy pages

Monday 2 April 2007

'High Octane' new DVD release: High Octane is a new 2 DVD set from Papa Bear Productions which compiles some of the best quality Elvis home-video footage from 1971 to 1975 - including Elvis performing in his classic 'Red Lion', 'Black Fireworks', 'Peacock' and 'Indian Feather' jump-suits.

Described by the producers as. . . "The follow-up to the 'The King On Tour 70-71' with digitally re-mastered films bringing you clear, crisp images of The King on stage in all his splendour. Kansas City '71 kicks off disc one with perfectly synced sound and Elvis strutting around the stage in the beautiful Red Lion suit. Following this show, we have Cincinnati '71 with him wearing the Way Down suit, then Madison Square Garden 6/10/72 afternoon show in the Porthole suit and the quality of this will totally amaze you!

Disc two starts off with Seattle 4/29/73 and Elvis is wearing the gorgeous Thunderbird suit! Then comes Cleveland 6/21/74 wearing the beautiful 'Dark Blue suit with White Phoenix'. Next is Philadelphia 6/23/74 wearing one of Elvis' own favorites, the 'Peacock' suit. Then we go to the beautiful Aloha Eagle suit with him in Cincinnati 6/27/73. We've also included a newly discovered "master" of the Los Angeles 5/11/74 Afternoon show, wearing the Peacock suit and in beautiful quality! Following this one is Kansas City 6/29/74 wearing the 'American Eagle' suit, fantastic close-ups and great sound quality! Moving on to 1975, we have Jackson with Elvis wearing the 'White 2-piece' suit with blue trim. And last, but certainly not least, we close this disc out with Elvis going home to Memphis 6/10/75 and wowing the hometown crowd in the beautiful 'Indian Feather' suit!"

- Each DVD runs 1 hour. - (News, Source; E-mail)

Sunday 1 April 2007

Pre-orders open for "Elvis Presley: The Family Album": Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for George Klein's upcoming book. Due for release in November this year the 144 page book is being published by Little, Brown and Company. (News, Source: Amazon)

Saturday 31 March 2007
Bill E. Burk's Elvis World #83: EIN recently took a peek inside the latest issue of Bill Burk's long running quarterly magazine. From an informative article on the American Studio Sound Sessions to the deluge of Elvis products planned for the 30th anniversary and a photo article showing Elvis really is everywhere, we found "something for everybody". Take a tour of what is in the latest issue with EIN. (Magazine Review, Source: EIN)

Tiger Man Vol. 6 released: Volume six in the Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology" series has been released. This volume contains yet another promised 27 alternate takes and rarities. The material on the previous releases was however taken from other releases. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Madison to release Huntsville 1975 Afternoon Show CD: In a strange coincidence (see below) the next release from Madison will be the May 31, 1975 afternoon show recorded from the soundboard in Huntsville, Alabama. Some performances from this show were previously released, but for the first time the show will be available unedited. The same label is also planning to release the afternoon show from the same city recorded from the soundboard on June 1, 1975. The latter was definitely one of the rare show from this tour where they started to record over one minute before the start of ''I Got A Woman/Amen'', and therefore one of the longest recorded performance from this tour. Several other projects are also being planned and no doubts fans will be pleased.  (News, Source: FECC)

'Elvis - Across Country Vol.2' CD release: This soundboard compilation focuses on one of the five famous Huntsville, AL shows. From the May 31, 1975 8:30 PM performance Elvis was in great vocal condition and a good mood. The show contains many highlights including rocking versions of 'Burning Love' and 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E.' a rare 1975 performance of 'I Can't Stop Loving You' and a haunting late rendition of 'I'm Leavin'' just to name a few. FTD presented a similar concept with their 'Southern Nights' release. Unfortunately, as all other soundboards from May/June 1975 tour, this concert was not recorded in its entirety and the songs C. C. Rider, I Got A Woman/Amen, Love Me, If You Love Me (Let Me Know) and Love Me Tender were not recorded. To compensate for this material from 3 other unreleased soundboard recordings (surprisingly not Hurstville, nor 1975!) has been added as bonus tracks. 

The complete Sweet Inspirations pre-program was recorded in Minneapolis, MN on October 17, 1976. The Sweets treat us to their trademark song 'Sweet Inspiration' and to a fine Stevie Wonder medley which was part of almost every 70s Elvis Presley Show. Elvis played his very first 1976 concert in Johnson City on March 17. The soundboard of this show was recorded in binaural stereo with James Burton's  lead guitar separated to one track. Elvis was in fine voice and clearly excited to be on stage again with new musicians Shane Kiester and Larry Londin. This CD closes with three tracks from February 15, 1977 in Orlando, FL. This show, also recorded binaurally, had Tony Brown's piano separated to one track.  With today's techniques, Elvis vocal was enhanced and brought up as the original recording had Elvis' vocal drowned deep in the mix. According to the press release, the result is surprisingly good!
This CD comes in a deluxe package with liner notes, a 16-page booklet and a collection of photographs taken in Huntsville on May 30 and 31, 1975 and additional shots from Johnson City March 17-19, 1976, and the October 1976 and February 1977 tours.

Tracklist: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 17.10.1976 (approx. running time 14:34)
01. Sweet Inspiration 02. Last Time I Saw Him 03. Introductions of the band and the Sweet Inspirations - 04. Stevie Wonder Medley ("Stevie Is A Wonder"/For Once In My Life / You've Got It Bad Girl / Superstition / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Living For The City / All In Love Is Fair / Higher Ground) 05. Closing Announcements.
Huntsville, Alabama, 31.05.1975 (8:30 P.M.) (approx. running time 49:52)
06. All Shook Up - 07. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 08. The Wonder Of You - 09. Burning Love - 10. Band  Intros - 11. Johnny B. Goode -12. Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 13. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 14.Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 15. School Day - 16. (*) I Can't Stop Loving You - 15. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 16. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 17. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Hound Dog - 21. Funny How Time Slips Away - 22. Little Darlin' - 23.(*) I'm Leavin' - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp. 
Johnson City, Tennessee, 17.03.1976 (approx. running time 05:22) 
26. (**) What'd I Say - 27. (**)And I Love You So (with break)  Orlando, Florida, 15.02.1977 (approx. running time 09:23)  28. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 29. You Gave Me A Mountain - 30. Help Me
Total CD running time: 79:10  * = previously released tracks. ** = binaural stereo recordings  (News, Source: E-mail)

Wednesday 28 March 2007
'Roots Of Elvis Volume.2' CD release: The UK's Cherry Red/Rev-Ola label are issuing this new compile of Elvis' musical roots by other artists in April. It is interesting for featuring so few tracks actually recorded by Elvis. 
The pre-release publicity states - "Always cause for speculation and sometimes unfounded rumour, Elvis Presley's early months with Sun Records and the brief, hazy period he spent performing on radio shows in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, have generated a substantial list of songs that he either never recorded commercially or have since been lost. In order to give the Elvis fan an idea of these mythical songs, this compilation endeavours to collate the original versions of these songs which inspired Elvis to try them out for Sam Phillips or to perform them for a radio or live audience in those long-lost days of the mid 1950s."

Tracklist: The Delmore Brothers 'Blues Stay Away From Me' / Billy Hughes & His Buckaroos 'Take Your Hands Off Of It' / Fairley Holden & His Six Ice Cold Papas 'Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me' / Lefty Frizzell 'Always Late (With Your Kisses)' / Lefty Frizzell 'Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)' / Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys 'Rag Mop' / Ivory Joe Hunter 'I Almost Lost My Mind' / Johnny & Jack 'Crying Heart Blues' / The Delmore Brothers 'Midnite Special' / Red Foley 'Tennessee Saturday Night' / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys 'Sittin' On Top Of The World' / Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup 'Hey Mama, Everything's Alright' / Red Foley & Roberta Lee 'Night Train To Memphis' / Sheb Wooley 'Blue Guitar' / Johnny Tyler 'Okie Boogie' / Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys 'It Don't Hurt Anymore' / Eddy Arnold 'I Really Don't Want To Know' / Red Foley, Ernest Tubb & Minnie Pearl 'Love Bug Itch' / Terry Preston (Ferlin Husky) 'Gone' / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 'Uncle Pen' / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys 'Milk Cow Blues' / The Lone Star Cowboys 'Just Because' / Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup 'Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane' / Buddy & Bob 'Down The Line' / Sonny Fisher & His Rockin' Boys 'Rockin' Daddy' / Charlie Feathers 'We're Gettin' Closer To Being Apart' / Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys 'Tennessee Dancin' Doll' / Chuck Miller 'Lookout Mountain' / Eddie Riff 'Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby' - (News, Source: EIN/Various)
Tuesday 27 March 2007

Las Vegas August 1975 Revisited: A new import double CD set has been announced. The set, containing two - previously released - remastered concerts from August 1975, comes as a deluxe gate fold set with a 20 pages booklet.

Here is the "press release":

"After a highly successful tour in July, Elvis was booked for 2 weeks in Vegas, starting on the night of august 18. That opening night was followed by only two more nights and four performances. known among fans as the "Request Box Shows".

On the night of August 20 Elvis left the Vegas Hilton in a hurry, and was flown back to Memphis. Luckily a fan from Japan recorded several of these shows on portable Sony equipment, resulting in excellent sounding tapes. They were released, in part, on both Bilko and Live Archives releases. In May the Southern Comfort label will release two complete shows plus additional songs on a deluxe gate fold double CD set remastered from the original 32 year old tapes. A 20 pages photo booklet will be included with the two CDs. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Sunday 25 March 2007

Elvis 50’s Concert Film with Sound in Post Production "update": On 22 March EIN broke the news of this upcoming release.

As a result of our story there was been a flurry of activity on other Elvis websites with a number of sites contacting Joseph Pirzada for comment, and more than 150 postings have been published about our story on the Elvis messageboards. From what EIN was originally told (and subsequently verified), many of the subsequent news items and board postings are misinformed.

The most interesting messageboard posting was made by TheKingStillRocks (on FECC). He stated:

"It has to be the amateur filmed footage, one which I missed out on last year. I tried to buy it but it was sold extremely fast. It has been part of a collection from an Elvis fan in Lubbock, TX since the early days. He had a large collection of 1950 footage, with some very rare performances. His first filming was at the Fair Park Auditorium, hometown Lubbock. 2 performances and Tupelo

The 56 footage: Forth Worth, Shreveport, Richmond Norfolk, Lubbock, El Paso, New Orleans, Tupelo, San Antonio.

1957: Tupelo, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles.

Also footage Elvis eating somewhere with reporters and driving off etc. Some have sound which is very rare in those days.

His grandson did put it on eBay last year and they were approached within 10 minutes. He didn’t reveal the amount but it was a great deal as he said it. He mentioned that the buyer said that he was thinking of using a part ot it for a DVD. There are not too much people with that much money and releasing possibilities. I tried to buy some the collection, asked what is was but he said that he had a buyer already, it it wouldn’t come through he would get back to me. He had also a lot of photos and souvenirs and the ticket stubs. I think that some of this will be on the release….

Anyway a very nice idea indeed a tour DVD from the 50’s well in this way I get it much cheaper. Let’s hope I’m right!" (News, Source: TheKingStillRocks on FECC board)

Classic Rockabilly compilation CD: Due for release on April 6, 2007 on the Proper label is the compilation "Classic Rockabilly".

Synopsis: Hearing Elvis Presley perform his brand of rockabilly on record influenced a whole host of other artists who would soon emulate him, many are included here. It features 120 classic rockabilly tracks, performed by artists ranging from its leading exponents to the most obscure performers of the genre in all its glory and formats. This set is compiled and annotated by acknowledged expert Adam Komorowski. (News, Source:
Friday 23 March 2007

"Elvis, How Great Thou Art A Portrait of the Artist" (Film and CD single review): Linda Ann McConnell's new documentary portrait of Elvis is an impressive work.

Featuring very rare clips of Elvis live on stage in the 1970s and offering an appreciation of both The King's musical and socio-cultural impact, there is much to enlighten and enjoy.

Read EIN's full review (Film Review, Source: EIN)

Thursday 22 March 2007

Breaking News!!!!! - Memphis Recording Service Sets to Be Released Australia Wide and **Elvis 50’s Concert Film with Sound in Post Production**

The Memphis Recording Service Vol 1 & 2 sets are being released Australia wide in all good CD stores on the April 9th.

Sources close to the UK based Memphis Recording Service label tell us that Joseph Pirzada is currently finishing off his latest project that will bring for the first time ever, unreleased Elvis footage in Concert from the 1950’ with original sound. To date, the only live 50’s performance footage with sound we know are from the TV shows. The release will also include an unreleased interview with Elvis from 1957 and live audio music. More details to follow…   

"Aloha Elvis" (Book Review): The sequel to Jerry Hopkins' "Elvis in Hawai'i" was recently published and EIN spent time exploring what it has to offer.

What we found was surprising.....but not necessarily for the right reasons.

Read EIN's review

(Book Review, Source: EIN)

New Sony-BMG CD releases announced in Germany: Two new CD titles have been announced by BMG Germany. Due for release May 4, 2007 are "Elvis Presley - Hit Collection - Edition" and the 2 CD set "Elvis Presley - The Early Years". (News, Source: Collectors Service)

Audiobook edition of "Careless Love" in Germany: Here is the cover of the German audio book edition of "Careless Love - Die Elvis Presley Biographie (1958 - 1977)" which is due for release July 2007. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin

Cover artwork "Elvis Duets": Here is the cover art of the upcoming import CD "Duets" which is due for release April 3, 2007. This compilation will contain every duet Elvis recorded during his career through studio, movie, home and live recordings.

Elvis recorded duets with other famous singers like Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, Juliet Prowse, Nancy Sinatra and others. Beside those with others stars did he also record some with less known singers and even with some of his own backup singers. As a special bonus will this release also feature a newly re-mastered soundboard version of the very touching duet with Lisa Marie Presley on "Don't Cry Daddy". See full tracklisting (News, Source: Elvis News)

"Images of Elvis" reissue in EC/Germany: This is the cover art of the "Images Of Elvis" book which is due for release by Parragon on May 1, 2007. The book holds 224 pages (ISBN 1405490691). (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)

Cover artwork "Elvis in Nederland": Here is the cover artwork for the re-issue of this book which is due out next month. Originally published in 1997 and written by Dutch author Rob van Scheers. For his book, the writer interviewed Dutch celebrities with an Elvis link, such as Junkie XL, Ellen ten Damme, Jan Cremer, Monique van de Ven, André Hazes, Andy Tielman, Connie Palmen, and Hans van Manen. The book comes with 288 full color pages, and a bonus CD with Dutch artists paying tribute to Elvis: Bob Fosko, Bennie Jolink, Vincent Bijlo, Bluegrass Boogiemen, Erwin Nijhoff, Roosbeef, JW Roy, Denise Jannah, Thom Hoffman and the Bintangs. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Read EIN's interview with JunkieXL

Wednesday 21 March 2007
Patrick Lacy talks to EIN: In a fascinating interview, Patrick Lacy tells EIN how he went about researching his book, Elvis Decoded, why he had to leave out various pieces of information, and addresses a wide range of controversial issues including (the):
  • Elvis is alive theory
  • alleged uncashed $1m insurance policy
  • Bill Beeny DNA evidence
  • Dr Donald Hinton
  • Sari Johansen (the other Lisa Marie Presley)
  • Billy Miller
  • Forest Hill Cemetery break-in
  • Lucy de Barbin's alleged love affair with Elvis
  • Dick Grob's "The Elvis Conspiracy"
  • Paul Terry King
Anyone serious about properly understanding the many controversial theories, myths and misinformation in the Elvis world needs to consider the more than ten yeasrs of research Patrick undertook in writing Elvis Decoded. Join EIN as Patrick takes us on a fascinating journey behind the facade of an unusual, but potent, part of the Elvis World mosaic. (Interview/Conspiracy, Source: EIN)

"Elvis A Legendary Performer Volume 9" CD: Due for release on the new Wolf Call import label is "Elvis - A Legendary Performer Volume 9". It should feature previously unreleased live and rehearsal performances, unedited studio recordings, movie outtakes, and previously issued tracks with improved sound quality. Some of Volume 9's highlights include previously so-said unreleased rehearsals of "Never Been To Spain" in stereo, undubbed stereo master of "Blueberry Hill" in perfect sound, an extended stereo version of "One Night Of Sin" an unedited stereo version of "Too Much Monkey Business" (alternate take 9), three previously unreleased live renditions of "How Great Thou Art" " Let Me Be There" "You Can Have Her" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (duet version). However all tracks have been heard before and with fake 'extended remixes' this looks like a dodgy copy of Madison's fine work. Buyer beware. (News, Source:EIN/ Elvis News)

New Dutch DVD/CD set: The Dutch chain Kruidvat will release a DVD/CD/Book (256 pages) combination simply titled “Elvis” on August 15, 2007. Compiler of the product is Roel van Diepen. The set will be released in a slipcase. This is what the ad on the Kruidvat site says about the book: On August 16, 1977 the world was shocked by the news that the greatest pop star of all time passed away. During the last 30 year many authors and journalists tried to find out who The King really was: musician, author, man, lover, brutal, sensitive, a bad or a good dad, guitar player, thinker, drug abuser, legend during his life and after his death an icon. How is it possible that Elvis’ music and his message still are relevant for millions in the whole world? Many prominent Elvis-lovers try to answer this question in the book “Elvis”. (News, Source: Kruidvat Entertainment)

Jerry Schilling book for UK release: Elvis close friend Jerry Schilling’s book 'Me And A Guy Named Elvis' will be released in the UK at the end of May.

Read EIN's review of one of the best books of 2006

(News/Book Review, Source: Elvis News/EIN)

"Last Train to Memphis" German audiobook: Here is the cover of the German audiobook edition of Peter Guralnick's "Last Train To Memphis - Die Elvis Presley Biographie 1935 - 1958" which is due for release May 20, 2007. VOlume 2, "Careless Love - 1959 - 1977" is due for release July 2007. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin)
Tuesday 20 March 2007

Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis (Book Review): Finally, a book which does proper justice to the exquisite photographic images of the young King of Rock 'n' Roll captured by Alfred Wertheimer in 1956. Quite simply this release is an outstanding example of how to present a photo-journal! Elvis at 21 New York to Memphis was the stand-out book of its type in 2006 and one of the best Elvis book releases in many years!

Join EIN's Nigel Patterson as he explores the absolutely stunning visual feasts this book has to offer. (Book Review, Source: EIN)


"The American Way Volume 3": Here is the cover of the third volume in "The American Way" series featuring Elvis' legendary sessions from January - February 1969 at the American Sound studio in Memphis.

The subtitle of this volume, due for release April 2007, is "Movin’ And Groovin’".

Track listing:

01 If I'm A Fool - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + "Am I That Easy To Forget" one line + long false start)
02 If I'm A Fool - take 3 (complete take)
03 If I'm A Fool - takes 4, 5, 6 (long false start + false start + long false start)
04 If I'm A Fool - takes 7, 8 (2x false start)
05 Long Black Limousine - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + long false start)
06 Long Black Limousine - takes 3-5 (3x false start)
07 Long Black Limousine - takes 6-8 (complete take + 2x false start)
08 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 1 (long false start with edited intro + "Only The Lonely" one line)
09 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 2 (complete take + false start)
10 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 3 (complete master take)
11 Any Day Now - take 1 (false start + long false start + rehearsal)
12 Any Day Now - take 2 (complete take + rehearsal)
13 Any Day Now - take 3 (6x false start + long false start)
14 Any Day Now - take 4 (7x false start + long false start + workpart)
15 Any Day Now - take 5 (2x false start + long false start)
16 Any Day Now - take 6 (unrepaired master take with edited intro)
17 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + long false start)
18 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - takes 3, 4 (2x long false start)
19 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 5 (false start + long false start)
20 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 6 (false start + complete master take)

tracks 01-07 mono, tracks 08-20 stereo. (News, Source: EIN)

New Madison label CD: The Madison label will release soon a new CD titled ''A New Kind Of Rhythm!'' featuring the March 21, 1976 evening show in Cincinnati, OH. For the first time, the whole performance will become available as originally recorded, in '' living binaural ''.

This concert was recorded in binaural with Larrie Londin's drums separated on one track, which definitely gives a new life to that show with his heavy drumming style.

The recording runs also a bit more longer since it contains the complete '' final announcements '', not featured on '' Holding Back The Years '' released in mono.

Elvis' performance that night at the Riverfront Coliseum was excellent by 1976 standard. His revamped TCB crew with Larrie Londin on drums and Shane Keister on piano certainly add that evening, a freshness that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and he did, but got serious on songs such as '' You Gave Me A Mountain '', '' America The Beautiful '', '' And I Love You So '' and '' Hurt '' ( including a full reprise ). His new musicians didn't let him down either on heavier numbers like '' Steamroller Blues '' and '' Polk Salad Annie ''. As the audio evidence proves, Larrie's powerhouse drumming and Shane's bright keyboard stylings gave the music a new spark, a new kind of rhythm for America's Bicentennial year.

The packaging will come with a 16 page booklet, picture disc, relevant liner notes and over 25 photographs from the actual concert. This is not a new show...but definitely a different and new kind of sound! (News, Source: 

"30th Anniversary Collection" 8 DVD set: Here are the covers of the "30th Anniversary Collection" 8 DVD set which is due for release on April 19, 2007 in Europe. The set contains the movies "Roustabout", "Paradise, Hawaiian Style", "King Creole", "Girls! Girls! Girls!", "G.I. Blues", "Fun In Acapulco", "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "Blue Hawaii". (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin /Elvis News)

"The Original Hits" CD: Here is the cover art of the Not Now Music 2 CD release of the budget compilation "The Original Hits" It was release February 5, 2007. (News, Source:

"Elvis Presley The Legacy" DVD: Here is the cover art for the documentary DVD "Elvis Presley - The Legacy" from Flashpoint AG (Germany) which is due for release April 19, 2007 with region code 2.

The DVD comes in the PAL format, English language, screen size 4:3 and a running time of 65 minutes. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin)
Monday 19 March 2007

Elvis remix album or not?: In the latest edition of the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Of Great Britain magazine, Todd Slaughter mentions that plans are still going ahead for the long awaited Elvis Remix album from Sony/BMG due for release around the 30th Anniversary of Elvis' death.

Slaughter also announces a new remix single which is due for release on April 16th.The single, entitled 'Let There Be Elvis' is not on the Sony/BMG label and according to our source, it is a dance track which uses the speaking voice of Elvis.

EIN Comment: Todd's news is interesting as EIN was told recently by Sony-BMG that the remix album was proving problematic. The company has so far been unable to find a suitable anchor "remix single" with which to promote the album. (News, Source: Elvis Express/EIN/Sony-BMG)

"The Sun Years" CD: Here is the cover art of the Not Now Music budget compilation of SUN (and RCA) material from Elvis Presley budget compilation entitled "The SUN Years". It was released on February 5, 2007.

Track listing: 1. That's All Right 2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 3. Good Rockin' Tonight 4. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 5. Milkcow Blues Boogie 6. You're A Heartbreaker 7. Baby Let's Play House 8. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone 9. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 10. Mystery Train 11. I Love You Because 12. Blue Moon 13. I'll Never Let You Go 14. Just Because 15. Trying To Get To You 16. Heartbreak Hotel 17. Blue Suede Shoes 18. I Want You I Need You I Love You 19. Don't Be Cruel 20. Hound Dog 21. Love Me Tender (News, Source:

"Elvis Presley" CD: Here is the cover art of the Not Now Music release of an Elvis Presley budget compilation simply titled "Elvis Presley". It was released on February 5, 2007. (News, Source:
Saturday 17 March 2007
"Words Volume 9" released: The long awaited 9th volume in the Words – The Complete Lyrics series has now been released. The Words series is the most complete and correct collection of Elvis lyrics ever printed. You can find all the lyrics as Elvis sang them plus the original lyrics and the story behind each song. Everything is included. Every master, live recording, one-liner, home recording etc. Buy from Elvis Unlimited (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)
Friday 16 March 2007
A Tale of Two Cooks: Susan MacDougall recently indulged in a little Elvis culinary delight as she savoured the treats offered in two disparate books by two of Elvis' cooks at Graceland: Elvis Beyond Graceland Gates by Mary Jenkins, and Inside Graceland Elvis' Maid Remembers by Nancy Rooks.

Together, these two books provide a fascinating glimpse into the private life of Elvis Presley at Graceland . Mary Jenkins and Nancy Rooks were daytime employees at Graceland, both starting out as maids and later taking on the role of cook. Mary started in 1963 and Nancy in 1967. They worked together for several years and recount unique individual experiences as well as overlapping anecdotes. Read Susan's full review (Book Review, Source: EIN)

New line licensed by EPE - Elvis Shoes: Here is the press release from the EPE site:

Elvis Shoes are making a lasting impression across the nation at Bakers Shoes, one of the first major chains to test the line, produced by PSDI USA. The shoe – the Canvas King™ – is available in Bakers Shoes stores and its Wild Pair stores, in locations such as Lynnhaven Mall, Virginia Beach, VA; Woodland Hills, Tulsa, OK; Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN; Chesterfield Mall, St Louis, MO; and Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA. (News, Source: EPE)
Thursday 15 March 2007

"Sun Singles" boxset reissue: Due for release in Europe from Sanctuary / Castle Music America on vinyl is the album "Sun Singles". This was previously released on the Castle label in the US on July 25, 2000. (News, Source:

'Elvis Presley - Christmas Wishes' from Vietnam. EIN's favourite obscure Elvis release of the last 3 months. This Vietnamese CD was released by Virgin Records under license from BMG. As you can see the CD contains only 10 Christmas tracks, the other 21 songs being Elvis' hits & more from the fifties and sixties. Fabulous cover - Click here to see full images including the album insert (Elvis News: Source: Barry McLean)

Budget CD-DVD releases in EC: Released in Europe from the Payless label are two budget CD + DVD sets. The first one, entitled "Elvis Essential" is a 2 CD + DVD set containing 50's songs and interviews with as bonus the DVD "The story of Elvis Presley".

The second one "Elvis & Friends" is a 2 CD + DVD set with rock and roll songs and as a bonus the DVD "Sun Days With Elvis / Elvis Presley's America".
These sets were previously available in Australia. (News, Source: EIN)

The Private Tapes Vol.2 & Vol.3: These two new DVD's are on the NTSC system and region free. The Private Tapes vol.2 features footage from the December 31, 1976 New Year's Eve concert and July 18, 1975 in Cleveland, OH. The running time of volume 2 is 1h 29 min. The Private Tapes vol.3 contains footage from May 1, 1977 in Chicago, IL, June 18, 1977 in Kansas City, MO, June 24, 1977 in Madison, WI, December 30, 1976 in Atlanta, GA. There's also a bonus program titled '' Tribute To Elvis ''. The total running time of volume 3 is the same as volume 2. (News, Source: FECC)
Wednesday 14 March 2007

"Elvis Ultimate Gospel" reissue: Here are the front and back covers of the new 25 track 2007 reissue - including 'In My Father's House, 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord' and 'Evening Prayer'. Go here for EIN's original 'Ultimate Gospel' review. (News: Source: Barry McLean)

'Elvis: The Man and His Music' #75; 'Elvis; The Man and His Music' March 2007 issue is out now. If you are fascinated by Elvis, the man and his music then you will find this quarterly magazine indispensable. This jam packed issue features a long interview with Elvis' drummer Ronnie Tutt, plus articles on Elvis' celebrity introductions, another Ernst Jorgensen update on his SUN project, as well as a new series by Elvis expert Keith Flynn looking at notable session logging errors by BMG/FTD and even bootlegs. There is plenty to read in the regular reviews & features and even the letters page helps discover two landmarks from 'King Creole' for next time you visit New Orleans. My favourite Elvis magazine and, no, I do not get it for free! Go here for more info and interview excerpt - (News: Source: EIN)

Sweet Inspirations Sing Elvis (new album): The female vocal group of Elvis – The Sweet Inspirations – are presenting their new CD at the Elvis Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on May 27, 2007. The album, “Sweet Inspirations Sing Elvis” contains 6 Elvis tracks in a new arrangement, and are sung by Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown and Portia Griffin.
More so, ‘Sweet Myrna’ celebrates her birthday on stage in Tilburg, and invites all Elvis fans to join in the celebrations.
Tickets for the Elvis Festival, featuring the Explosion Rockets, the Electric Band and the 75 p. Symphonic Orchestra, are available through the website of ElvisMatters.
Tracks: 1. Steamroller Blues 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3. Jailhouse Rock 4. Love Me Tender 5. Trouble 6. Heartbreak Hotel (News, Source: Elvis Matters/ Elvis News)

Budget CD releases in EC: The Pid budget label will release a gospel compilation CD entitled "Gospel Favourites" on March 20, 2007. One week later the same label will release "Where Rock N Roll Began".
The NotNow label will release an "Original Hits" compilation on March 5, 2007. (News, Source: Elvis News)

New conspiracy book - "Elvis Alive Truth Behind The Myth": A new book on the Elvis "underground" is being written.  It is proposed to also release an audio CD edition including all of the mystery voices from Sivle Nora to Elvis Jesse and others. Release date will be December 2007 or early 2008. (News/Conspiracy, Source: Paul Monroe)

Monday 12 March 2007

Love Me Tender Music Edition: Due for release from Fox Video in the UK is the DVD "Love Me Tender Music Edition". This release contains 1 disc and should hit the streets April 23, 2007. (News, Source: HMV U.K. /Elvis News)

New issue of "The King" magazine released: Recently released in Finland is volume 23 of the "The King" fan club magazine.

Besides reviews this magazine is filled wit a lot of articles again: Elvis moving into Graceland, the link with Bill Haley, Elvis in the sixties series, Elvis findings (apparently he lives on the Canary Islands), the story behind "You're The Boss" and Elvis in concert in Miami, September 12, 1970. (News, Source: Elvis News)

"Heartbreaker" 2CD set: Just released is the 2 CD budget set "Heartbreaker". It contains 49 tracks. EIN assumes it is an EC release. (News, Source: Elvis News)

"Elvis Ultimate Gospel" reissue: Due for re-release from the SBME Strategic Marketing Group on March 6, 2007 is a reissue of the sacred "Ultimate Gospel" compilation. Besides a version with a few changes in song selection ("Miracle of the Rosary" removed and "In My Father's House", "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Evening Prayer" added).

There is a second version coming out as a "Collector's Edition" with two additional bonus tracks: "Mansion Over The Hilltop" and "Somebody Bigger Than You And I". This edition is available at Wal Mart and Amazon. (News, Source: Elvis News)

Thursday 8 March 2007
New audience recordings released: Just released as two separate CDs are new audience recordings. The first is a remastered audience recording of Elvis'performance from April 17, 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas. This CD, entitled "An Unforgettable Night In Little Rock", contains 23 tracks.

The second CD is a remastered audience recording of Elvis' performance from November 9, 1971 (08:30 PM show) in Baltimore. This CD, entitled "An Unforgettable Night In Baltimore", contains 24 tracks. (News, Source: Ebay UK)

New Jerry Hopkins book released: Jerry Hopkins, the original Elvis biographer, has had his latest book, Aloha Elvis, released this week. It is a follow up to Hopkins earlier book, Elvis In Hawai'i. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)
Wednesday 7 March 2007
Cover artwork "The Elvis Encyclopedia": Here is the cover art of the upcoming "Elvis Encyclopedia" from author Adam Victor which is due for release August 7, 2007 by Overlook Press (ISBN: 1585675989). (News, Source: Elvis News)

New budget CDs: Here is the cover art of the Intenfrank label budget releases "Don't Be Cruel" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" which are both due out in the EC on March 12, 2007. (News, Source: Elvis News)

CD Review - "Memories of Elvis": Australia's "Voice of Elvis", El Gamble, is back with another sublime album of 20 well known and not so well known Elvis tracks.

It is this balance between the familiar and not so familiar which gives Memories of Elvis much of its power, a power nicely complemented by a pleasing mix of rock, ballad and spiritual recordings, and El Gamble's trademark Elvis vocal. (CD Review, Source: EIN)

Doc Pomus bio released: Just released by Da Capo Press is the book "Lonely Avenue - The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus", written by Alex Halberstadt.

According to the synopsis it is a revealing look at the life of the prolific songwriter who is known for writing for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen among many others. Spanning extravagant wealth and desperate poverty, suburban family life and the depths of New York's underworld, enduring love and persistent loneliness, Doc's story remains one of the great untold American lives.’ For Elvis he is famed for co-writing songs such as Viva Las Vegas and A Mess Of Blues along with countless other songs including Girl Happy, Little Sister and It’s a Long Lonely Highway.
(News, Source: EIN)

New release from Memory Records: "Autumn Revival" will be the next Memory Records CD release and feature an unissued 1976 concert recorded from the audience during the October tour. From September to early October Elvis lost about 25 pounds, so he fit into his 1974 jumpsuits again. He looked much healthier, his face was not swollen and he surprised the audience with a solid, energic performances. This positive wave lasted for the entire tour, evening after evening. 

The October concerts were longer than the summer performances and his repertoire expanded. Several older songs were "revived" once again to make the shows variable and lively. Among the highlights are "You Gave Me A Mountain", "Love Me Tender", "And I Love You So",  "America" and "Heartbreak Hotel". A good show from a generally good tour. (News, Source: EIN/Pavel)


Tuesday 6 March 2007

"Across The Country Vol. 2": soundboard: The "Audionics" label is back with a new CD to be released this month. This brand new soundboard compilation is titled "Across The Country Vol. 2" and is the follow up to "Across The Country Vol. 1”.

This album has a very similar concept and contains portions of four different soundboards from the 1975 - 1977 era. This CD comes in a deluxe package with liner notes, a 16-page booklet and a collection of photographs taken in Huntsville on May 30 and 31, 1975 and additional shots from Johnson City March 17-19, 1976, and the October 1976 and February 1977 tours. Total CD running time: 79:10(News, Source: Elvis Matters)

"Hot Shots and Cool Clips" Volume 3 announced: While volume 2 in Joe Tunzi's "Elvis Presley Hot Shots And Cool Clips" DVD series is due to be released this month, volume 3 has already been announced on Joe Tunzi's JAT Publishing website as "coming soon". (News, Source: JAT Publishing)

Monday 5 March 2007

Secret love affair with Elvis revealed - Minanda talks to EIN: Did Elvis have a secret love affair with a young girl before he died?

The story is one which will confront many fans. Some will believe Minanda's claim, others will not.

Minanda recently took time out to talk about her love affair with Elvis and her book, IN THE NAME OF LOVE. (Interview, Source: EIN)

Sunday 4 March 2007

The Complete 1976 8mm Films Are Finally Here In One Set!

Joe Guercio book in pipeline: Joe Guercio, the legendary ‘musical director’ for the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, and of course Elvis Presley’s conductor, has begun working on a biography. However, the book will not focus on Elvis. Elvis will be “one chapter” only, as Joe has worked with lots of other celebrities, including .Barbara Streisand, Liberace and Natalie Cole. The book is planned for 2008 at the earliest. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Latest "Elvis Matters" magazine released: Volume 16 of the Belgian Elvis Matters fan club magazine is out. This edition focuses on all the fan events this club organizes in 2007. It will be a busy year with a lot of events with people who actually performed and worked with Elvis on the stage. Besides a run down of the latest news and releases this edition contains an interview with the widow of the late Charlie Hodge.

For more details on the magazine, subscriptions and the fan club go to our event section. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Saturday 3 March 2007
3CD Elvis Presley release: Here is the cover art of a new budget compilation 3 CD set simply entitled "Elvis Presley" featuring tracks like "Love Me Tender", Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Suede Shoes". (News, Source: Elvis Corner)

"The King's Early Hits": Here is the cover art of the budget release "The King's Early Hits" featuring tracks like "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede Shoes", Don't Be Cruel", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Tutti Frutti". (News, Source: Elvis Corner)

"Elvis....Plus" CD: Here is another cover of the "Elvis ... Plus" release which was due for release on March 2, 2007 on the Universe/Cargo label. (News, Source:
EIN's 'Best of 2006': 2006 was surely the year of the calm before the storm of all the '30th anniversary' releases. However with hundreds of Elvis CDs, books and DVDs still released in 2006 there was an astounding amount of material for avid Elvis fans to buy. EIN's bank manager told us that we had spent far too much in 2006 - and so to aid the unsuspecting Elvis fan we present our annual round-up of last year with EIN's 'Best of 2006' where we choose our favourite selection of Elvis DVDs, CDs, books and more. (Spotlight, Source: EIN)
Friday 2 March 2007
'Writing For The King' interview with Mac Davis - writer of 'In The Ghetto' & 'A Little Less Conversation': Mac Davis was one of Elvis Presley’s most-important songwriters. He wrote several million-sellers for Elvis including the politically significant number one ‘In The Ghetto’, 'Don't Cry Daddy', as well as the song that restarted Elvis’ new renaissance, ‘A Little Less Conversation.’ Ken Sharp author of ‘Writing For The King’ spent a while talking with Mac Davis who revealed not only his inspiration for writing these incredible songs but also the delight he had in spending time with Elvis. He also talked about his relationship with The Colonel, his surprising inspiration behind ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, going to Elvis’ Bel Air house, how Elvis wanted to appear on Rowan & Martin’s ‘Laugh-In’ TV show, seeing Elvis in Vegas and much, much more. (Interviews, Source: EIN)

More book releases in 2007: The long awaited "Words 9 - The Complete Lyrics" will be released soon. This 9th book in the collection of very interesting books about the lyrics to Elvis’ songs will be about THEW-WE. 

Later this year will the 10th and last book be released. For those who do not know about the Words series can we only say that this series is the most complete and most correct collection of Elvis lyrics ever printed. You get the lyrics as Elvis sang them plus the original lyrics and the story behind each song. Everything is included. Every master, live recording, one-liner, home recording etc. Words 9 can be pre-ordered from Elvis Unlimited for 99.- Dkk. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

"The Essential" album to be released in Europe: While work goes on behind the scenes to develop other Elvis projects for release around the 30th anniversary, the current main release in the UK and Europe at this time is the compilation, "The Essential". Additiuonally, Elvis Matters reports BMG will not release any budget albums in 2007 and concentrate only on full priced releases. (News, Source: Sony BMG/ Elvis Matters) 

"Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 2" due out: Expected this week, is the long awaited new Joe Tunzi DVD, “Hot Shots and Cool Clips Vol. 2”. According to fans who saw the DVD, Joe delivered a true masterpiece this time. Among the many eyecatchers are live excerpts from 1957 (Detroit), home movies from Graceland (1957), the opening show of Square Garden, 1972, excerpts of Tom Parker’s birthday party, the star studded premiere of GI Blues, the meeting with Bobby Darrin and live clips from Chicago, 1972. Although the entire DVD contains never before seen material, especially the Jaycees breakfast, with Elvis and the other nominees, is a must-see. Order your copy here: (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Thursday 1 March 2007

Elvis Presley Collectors Tin: Due for release on May 14, 2007 from Fox/MGM is the "Elvis Presley Collectors Tin" containing six classic movies on six discs. The six movies are:

Love Me Tender: A Confederate soldier returns from the Civil War to find his girlfriend has married his brother. While he struggles to come to terms with this, he decides to return Federal Government money that he was involved with stealing during the war, much to the chagrin of his Confederate accomplices.

Flaming Star: Choose!... Between your white father and your Kiowa mother !

Wild In The Country: A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

Clambake:The son of a millionaire wonders if his success with the ladies is down to his wealth, so he trades places with a skiing instructor who envies his lifestyle.

Frankie and Johnnie:It's Elvis! It's Fun! It's Fighting! It's Fireworks! When Elvis is Johnny!

Kid Galahad:Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves... with the guitar! (News,
Source: Play)

Tuesday 27 February 2007

"Elvis The Official Collector's Edition" magazine: Available in the United Kingdom is a new collector series magazine entitled "Elvis The Official Collectors Edition" from DeAgostini. Synopsis: Elvis’ red-hot sound and super-cool looks transformed him into the world’s leading rock ‘n’ roll icon. Thirty years after his death, Elvis’ appeal hasn’t faded, and now the magic that was (and is) the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is captured in Elvis – The Official Collector’s Edition. Each issue of this exceptional new series consists of three parts – magazine, artifacts and mini-posters – that build into a celebration of the life and work of Elvis Presley. This series is produced in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., the trustees of Elvis’ estate, which have contributed their privileged insight into Elvis and provided photographs for the magazines, the artifacts and mini-posters from its picture library based at Graceland. For more information go to the DeAgostini website. (News, Source: De Agostini - Elvis )

New book release in the EC: Due for release in the Summer 2007 in Germany is the book "Soldat Elvis in Grafenwöhr" on Elvis' years in Germany. (News, Source: Collectors Service /Elvis News)

Monday 26 February 2007
German "Ladies" Elvis Special: The monthly German magazine "Frau im Spiegel" published an Elvis edition in their quarterly "Legenden" series. This 13th volume is an 100 pages biography on Elvis Presley, with emotional stories and pictures it paints the picture of the legend and the past era. (News, Source: Elvis News)

New book - The Gospel According To Elvis (Sanctuary's Gospel): Released on February 16, 2007 by Sanctuary Publishing Ltd. is the book "The Gospel According to Elvis" by Tanja and Kevin Crouch. This paperback contains 256 pages (ISBN-10: 1860746551 / ISBN-13: 978-1860746550).

Synopsis: In the field of popular culture, a handful of artists enjoy a status that is beyond stardom - they are true icons whose life and art remain an inspiration to millions around the world. Sanctuary's Gospel series is a new collection of books that celebrate a handful of those artists through inspirational quotes, biographical anecdotes, photos, memorabilia and other miscellany from their life and work. Elaborately designed and organized into six thematic sections - Life, Love, Success, Family, Work and Friendship - and complete with a full discography of each artist, the Gospels serve as both a reflection on a life well lived and a model for personal success.
(News, Source: )

Sunday 25 February 2007

June Juanico book re-issue: In July the book "In The Twilight of Memory" will be re-released by Arcade Publishing: To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of his death, here is the highly acclaimed, intimate, tender, and deeply moving portrait of Elvis Presley, written by his first serious girlfriend.

June Juanico was 17 when she met Elvis Presley; he was 20. She was a good girl from Biloxi, Mississippi; he was a rockabilly singer on the verge of stardom. They fell in love in the summer of 1956, and found a timeless moment of innocence and simple pleasure. Juanico gives us the Elvis she knew and loved—the Memphis boy with aw-shucks charm, impeccable manners, and an easy and irresistible sensuality. Their lives merged quickly and completely: Elvis’s mother, Gladys, felt June was her son’s last hope against the excesses of life on the road and the corruption of fame. But Elvis was on a train that no one could stop. Self-possessed, June chose her own path; she left Elvis, determined never to look back. But in this completely disarming, fascinating memoir, she does look back, and proves she has remembered everything, every conversation, every story, and every caress. ELVIS IN THE TWILIGHT OF MEMORY gives us an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the man who would be King.

Both a hardcover (ISBN 1559703938, 320 pages) and paperback (ISBN 1559708395, 336 pages) will be released. (News, Source: Elvis: A Life In Books)

Saturday 24 February 2007

"Elvis in the Beat of the Night: True Stories of Elvis and His Police Buddies" book delayed yet again: Originally due out in August 2006 publication of this book has again been delayed. Tentative release date is now late March 2007 - this is the sixth time the book has been delayed. (News, ElvisBookResearch)

Friday 23 February 2007

Roger Semon interview with EIN: Roger Semon, along with Ernst Jorgensen, is the co-producer of everything Elvis at SONY/BMG. It was in fact the UK Roger Semon produced 'E.P. Collection' that spearheaded the fabulous re-packaging of Elvis' musical legacy leading to the creation of the FTD label. Roger recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk with EIN about future releases, how he met Ernst Jorgensen, the future of FTD, 'Clambake', 'Tickle Me', 'Jailhouse Rock' and much much more. (Interviews, Source: EIN, February 2007)

Cover artwork for April FTD releases:

Elvis Matters has published this artwork for the three upcoming FTD albums in April


(News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Australian and New Zealand fans can now pre-order the three April FTD releases from EIN

We offer the best online price in Australia!

"Reflections of the 70's" CD: Due for release from the Dutch Elvis For Everyone fan club is the CD "Reflections of the 70's". It comes with an eight pages illustrated booklet and contains 57 tracks, including press conferences, radio interviews, two telephone conversations, stories from friends, on stage and backstage recordings, and more. This mainly talking only compilation also includes a message to his fans in Europe, Australia and Japan. (News, Source: Elvis For Everyone Fan Club)

Graceland jumpsuit catalog: At the time the the giant jumpsuit expo will open in the 'Sincerely Elvis' museum on the other side of Graceland, there will be an official catalogue released. If you look at the the pre-design, it's going to be a very detailled and intereseting book for the fans of the shiny suits. (News, Source: EP Gold)

"March of Dimes" vinyl release: The "March Of Dimes" EP will be reissued on vinyl in two weeks. It come on black vinyl, 12 inch with the original labels in a sleeve that is made like the original envelope. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)


Thursday 22 February 2007
ELVIS '68 Comeback Novelty Sign from Bogar: After much anticipation, Bogar Enterprises, LLC announces the release of the ELVIS ’68 Comeback Special Novelty Sign in commemoration of one of Las Vegas’ most beloved performers - Elvis Presley. This novelty sign, which is licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is a replica of the towering backdrop seen in Elvis’ television special, popularly known as “The ’68 Comeback Special” that first aired on December 3, 1968 on NBC. The novelty sign can also be purchased at Graceland and online at and in Shop Elvis on (News, Source: EPE)
Wednesday 21 February 2007

April 2007 FTD releases announced:

On 1 April 2007 the FTD label is due to release the following albums:

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Classic Albums Reissue with bonus material.

An American Trilogy
Jan/Feb 1972 Vegas Recordings - Official RCA recordings plus soundboard material.

Live in L.A.
Concert soundboard recordings from 1974 and a companion photo book.

(News, Source: EPE)

"Rock In Black: released: The SR Label 2 CD release "Rock In Black", containing recordings from January 26 and February 22 1970, has been released.. It comes as a six panel digipack with 3 unreleased pictures and a fold out bonus poster. (News, Source: Elvis News)
Tuesday 20 February 2007

"Memphis Recording Service Vol. 2" - 2006's #1 release (Review): If you thought MRS1 was a superb prepared...Memphis Recording Service Volume 2 (MRS2) has lifted the bar to another level!

A sublime mix of book, audio and video DVD, and 7" single, Joseph Pirzada has thrown down the gauntlet to Ernst and his upcoming Sun project.

Chock full of great photos, historical content and 40 enhanced audio tracks MRS2 is an absolute delight! And the amazing earliest known video footage (in full color) of Elvis as an up and coming new star in May 1955, will blow many fans away.

Read EIN's full review of "Memphis Recording Service Vol. 2" (Book Review, Source: EIN)

"Legendary Gold" CD release in EC: Just released is another 2CD budget release entitled "Legendary Gold". CD 1 contains 12 master tracks and CD 22 contains several interviews. (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News)

"Now and Forever" CD release in EC: Here is another budget CD, this compilation of the same well known material is entitled "Now And Forever". (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News)

"He Touched Me" DVD reissue: Due for rerelease by EMI Video on March 6, 2007, is the 2 DVD documentary "He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley". This set was originally released in 2000.

Tracks: 1. How Great Thou Art 2. Peace In The Valley 3. An American Trilogy 4. If I Can Dream 5. Where Could I Go 6. Bossom of Abraham 7. I John 8. Lead Me Guide Me 9. In The Ghetto 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water 11. He Touched Me 12. I Beleive In The Man In The Sky 13. Why Me Lord 14. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 15. In The Garden 16. Swing Down Sweet CHariot 17. His Hand In Mine 18. It's No Secret 19. Mansion Over The Hilltop 20. Father Along 21. Where No One Stands Alone 22. Without Him 23. You'll Never Walk Alone 24. Amazing Grace 25. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (News, Source: CD Universe )

"Elvis The American Way Vol. 2" released: Despite rumors to the contrary, the latest import CD from the Southern Comfort label "Amercan Way - Volume 2 - Some Blue Eyed Soul" has been released.
The tracks on this CD are:

Wearin' That Loved On Look Session:
01. Takes 2-9 (false starts + long false start)
02. Take 10 (complete take)
03. Takes 11-13 (2 false starts + 2 long false starts)
04. Take 14 (complete take)
You'll Think Of Me Session:
05. Takes 1-5 (5 false starts)
06. Take 6 (complete take)
07. Take 7 (complete take)
08. Take 8 (complete take)

A Little Bit Of Green Session:
09. Takes 1, 2 (complete take + false start + long false start)

After Long You Session:
10. Takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + long false start + complete take)
11. Take 3 (rehearsal + complete take)

Only The Strong Survive Session:
12. Takes 1, 2 (long false start + rehearsal + 4 false starts + long false start)
13. Take 3 (complete take)
14. Take 4 (3x false start + long false start)
15. Takes 5, 6 (3x false start + complete take)
16. Takes 7, 8 (false start + 3x long false start)
17. Takes 9, 10 (false start + long false start)
18. Take 11 (long false start)

From A Jack To A King Session:
19. Takes 1-3 (2x false start + complete take)
20. Take 4 (rehearsal + complete take) (News, Source: Amber Smith)
Thursday 15 February 2007

'Writing For The King' FTD Book/CD review: FTD’s biggest project to date with over 140 interviews, 400 pages, plus two bonus CDs. While perhaps not for 'jumpsuit junkies', this is a text driven book that deserves one's time being spent poring over the information and discovering plenty of fascinating quotes and Elvis stories along the way. EIN's Piers Beagley spent a week delving into this host of delights - and here provides an in-depth review of one of the best Elvis releases of 2006. (FTD Reviews; Source: EIN, Feb 2007)

Wednesday 14 February 2007
Ernst Jorgensen talks about his SUN project, the future of FTD and more - An EIN exclusive interview: Ernst Jorgensen’s long-awaited FTD SUN project is due for release in 2007. Containing hundreds of Elvis photos, many never previously published, interviews and 3 CDs it will be FTD's biggest project ever. However Elvis fans have recently have highlighted the possible clash of content between Ernst’s forthcoming FTD book and Joseph Pirzada’s ‘Memphis Recording Service’ packages released last year. Ernst kindly agreed to talk at length with EIN about how his SUN project is progressing, its contents, the future of FTD, illegal downloads, and much, much more. (Interviews, Source: EIN, February 2007)

Cover artwork for new DVD: The DVD/ book combination "Up Close And Personal" will be released on February 23. The DVD will be region 2. The combination features interviews with Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana and the Jordannaires. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)

"The King's Early Hits" and "The Early Recordings" CD releases in EC: Released on February 1, 2007 in the UK is the budget compilation "The King's Early Hits". Due for re-release on February 16, 2007 on the Going for (SPV) label is the compilation "The Early Recordings".

Track listing: 1. That's all right 2. Blue moon of Kentucky 3. I don't care if the sun don't shine 4. Good rockin' tonight 5. Milkcow blues boogie 6. You're a heartbreaker 7. I'm left you're right she's gone 8. I love you because 9. Blue moon 10. I'll never let you go 11. Just because 12. Tomorrow night 13. Harbour lights.
(News, Source:

George Klein book update: Due for release November 1, 2007 is the book"Elvis Presley The Family Album" by George Klein. This hardcover book contains 144 pages and will be published by Little Brown and Company (ISBN-10: 0316003506 / ISBN-13: 978-0316003506). (News, Source:

"In Search of Elvis" audio release: This recently published book by Charlie Connolly has also been released in audio CD format by Hachette Audio. ISBN-10: 1405502339/ISBN-13: 978-1405502337. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

"The Diamond Collection" CD release in the EC: Due for release on the Pid label is the compilation CD "The Diamond Collection". This release is due on February 27, 2007. (News, Source: CD Universe /Elvis News)

Elvis "vinyl" releases: Released by Speaker's Corner on the Audiophile vinyl label is "Gold Records Volume 3". This is an official release and it comes on 180 gram vinyl.
Track Listing: 1. It’s Now Or Never 2. Stuck On You 3. Fame And Fortune
4. I Gotta Know 5. Surrender 6. I Feel So Bad 7. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 8. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame 9. Little Sister 10. Good Luck Charm 11. Anything That’s Part Of You 12. She’s Not You
Also available are "A Date with Elvis", "Elvis Is Back" and "From Elvis In Memphis". (News, Source: Elvis News)

The Elvis Tapes 1 & 2 reissue in Canada: Reissued (in Canada) are the two volumes of the interview CDs "Elvis Tapes". These CDs were released on February 2, 2007 on the Jerden label.

Track Listing Volume 1:
1. Best Ever Interview With Elvis Recorded in Vancouver, 1957

Track Listing Volume 2:
1. Interviews With Elvis Presley, 1957 Ottawa, Canada/1960, others. (News, Source: News)
Tuesday 13 February 2007
New audience recording announced: Soon available on the import market, is the CD “Swing & Swirl Your Hips Again”, a live registration of the November 13, 1972 show in San Bernadino, California (Swing Auditorium). This audience recording has never been released before. Here’s the track listing: See See Rider, I Got A Woman/Amen, Until It’s Time For You To Go, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Love Me, Polk Salad Annie, All Shook Up, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Teddy Bear, Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Little Sister/Get Back, I’ll Remember You, How Great Thou Art + reprise, Suspicious Minds, What Now My Love, Fever, Burning Love, You Gave Me A Mountain, Mystery Train/Tiger Man, Can’t Help Falling In Love. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Sunday 11 February 2007

"Elvis Aloha" book by Jerry Hopkins: Due for release a few days ago was this hardcover book from the original Elvis biographer, Jerry Hopkins. Published by Bess Press it contains 100 pages and is a folow-up to the author's 2004 release, Elvis In Hawaii. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

"The Elvis Encyclopedia" - new book announced: This title is due for release in the US in early August 2007. Written by Adam Victor and published by Overlook Press it is a 420 page hardback book. ISBN 13: 978-1585675982. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch) EIN Note: Both of the above books are available for pre-order through Amazon

Unofficial DVD release of "Elvis On Tour": Released through the import circuit in Germany is the concert movie "On Tour". This version, apparently lifted from either a laser disc or a digital tape, contains the movie and the trailer. (News, Source: Elvis News)
Friday 9 February 2007
"Elvis Presley" CD reissue in Europe: Reissued on February 5, 2007 in the "Platinum DeLuxe Butterfly" series is an Elvis CD with the standard material. This CD was originally released in Italy 2 years ago.

Track listing: Mystery Train - That´s All Right - I Forget To Remember To Forget - Good Rockin Tonight - Baby Let´s Play House - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - I´m Left, You´re Right, She´s Gone - I Don´t Care If The Sun Don´t Shine - You´re A Heartbreaker - Milkcow Blues Boogie
(News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)

Cover artwork for new book: The book "Singing Elvis Badly" is a 148 pages novel by Stephen Jones which will be released February 2007 (ISBN: 142596558X) by AuthorHouse. More details when available. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/Elvis News)

Aloha From Hawaii - second DVD cover: Here is a second cover for the reissue of "Aloha From Hawaii" in the Rock And Roll Milestones - The Essential Albums Of All Times" DVD series. The reissue which is due for release August 8, 2007 with region code 2. (News, Source: Elvis News)

New EC CD release: Here is the correct cover and track listing for the upcoming release "Elvis Presley ... Plus" which is due for release today on the Universe (Cargo Records) label in Germany, and Comet label in the UK. This compilation was previously released on vinyl by the same label.

Track listing: 1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I'm Counting On You 3. I Got A Woman 4. One-Sided Love Affair 5. I Love You Because 6. Just Because 7. Tutti Frutti 8. Trying To Get To You 9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 11. Blue Moon 12. Money Honey 13. Heartbreak Hotel (Bonus Track) 14. I Was The One (Bonus Track) 15. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Bonus Track) 16. Shake, Rattle And Roll (Bonus Track) 17. My Baby Left Me (Bonus Track) 18. I Want You, I Need You I Love You (Bonus Track) 19. We're Gonna Move (Bonus Track) 20. Shake Rattle And Roll (Acetate Demo) (Bonus Track) 21. Blue Moon (Unreleased Out-take) (Bonus Track) 22. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Unreleased Out-take) (Bonus Track) 23. Shake, Rattle And Roll (Unreleased Out-take) (Bonus Track) 24. Heartbreak Hotel (Live)(Bonus Track) 25. Blue Suede Shoes (Live) (Bonus Track) 26. Money Honey (Live) (Bonus Track) 27. We're Gonna Move (Unreleased Out-take) (Bonus Track) 28. I Want You, I Need You I Love You (Unreleased Out-take)(Bonus Track) (News, Source: /Elvis News)

DVD reissues in the EC: Several DVD's will be (re)issued in 2007:

The "50th Anniversary Celebration" DVD will be reissued on February 23, 2007 by In-akustik GmbH & Co.KG in Germany.

The DVD "Up Close And Personal" is a release from Storm Bird Ltd. which will be out in Europe on February 26, 2007.

Whe Europe Limited will release "Elvis Presley - Music Masters" on February 24, 2007.

On April 2, 2007 "Love Me Tender" will be reissued in Europe by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

On April 20, 2007 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the "Elvis Presley Collection" 6 DVD box featuring the movies Love Me Tender, Flaming Star, Wild In The Country, Clambake, Frankie And Johnnie and Kid Galahad. (News, Source: Elvis News)

"The Collection" CD reissue in Europe: Another budget release entitled "The Collection". This 3 CD set contains 47 songs from 1954 to 1956. (News, Source: Elvis Corner)

"Elvis" music recital at carillon: Citizens of Zwolle (NL) will be surprised today with music from Elvis, played on the carillon of the Peperbus church. The music of player Roy Kroezen will be heard all over the centre of the city. It is going to be a very unique performance of the King's greatest hits. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Thursday 8 February 2007
Cover artwork - 'Elvis Presley "ROCKS" Blue Suede Shoes': Here is the cover art of the budget release "Elvis Rocks - Blue Suede Shoes" on the Dutch DISKY label. It is the follow up to the CD with the same main title "Elvis Rocks - Through His Early Years" which came with a red cover. (News, Source: EIN)

Cover artwork - "Signature Reflections": In between all budget releases sometimes one release stands out from the rest. The "Signature Collection" is a 3CD set with 47 tracks which comes in a five panel digipack. (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News)

Cover artwork - "Icons, Reflections and Autograph Collection": Here is the cover art of the budget releases "Icons", "Reflections" and "Autograph Collection" from the Green Umbrella label. All two 2CD compilations contain the same 47 tracks, all CDs were released by the same label at the same time early January 2007. (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News) 

"Elvis Is Back - 1960" book announced: During the research for "Inside G.I. Blues", the Danish Elvis Presley Fan Club Elvis Unlimited, found so many great shots from 1960 that they decided that Elvis' incredible year, 1960, deserved a book by itself. The images combined with the stories from Megan Murphy and contributions from Ger Rijff will come in the same format as the "Inside G.I. Blues" and "Inside "Roustabout". The book will contain more pages and the DVD will have a longer playing time. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

"Rock In Black" CD: January & February 1970 Rock Concept Import. This Deluxe Digipack import is limited to only 500 copies. The 6 panel packaging will include unreleased Elvis photo’s, the black jumpsuit of the opening night will appear here for the first time, as a bonus three side fold out inlay poster.

The sixth release from the “SR” label scheduled for an early February release is entitled ‘Rock In Black’ and will feature both the complete January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete February 22nd midnight show from the showroom. As with the other SR releases we get something new and a little different. For this release we decided to focus on the early 1970 Vegas season affording you the possibility to listen to the quality of the performance throughout this season via the two shows presented here.

This Deluxe Digipack import is limited to only 500 copies. The 6 panel packaging will include unreleased Elvis photo’s, the black jumpsuit of the opening night will appear here for the first time, as a bonus three side fold out inlay poster.

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been released in parts on two previous imports. Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety and with professionally remastered sound from the original audio source. The second show, the unreleased February 22nd midnight show, although not new to tape collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality. Elvis is still able to concentrate to the end of the season, delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality. (News, Source: EP Gold)

Tuesday 6 February 2007

'Let Yourself Go' FTD CD review: 'Let Yourself Go' is a glimpse into the making of Elvis' sensational 1968 'Comeback' TV Special. While it does feel like a 'work under construction' this is the sound of Elvis kicking open the door to his prison cell of movie contracts and dreadful scripts. With Studio outtakes plus a rehearsal jam, isn't this what the FTD "Collectors" label is all about? (FTD Reviews; Source: EIN, Jan 2007)

"Elvis Sessions Vol. 2" CD track listing: Here are the details of the second volume of "'56 Sessions Volume 2". This (Dutch) release is a limited edition upgraded version of the original 1978 album. It includes:

- 9 bonus tracks;
- 3 introductions of the original master recordings;
- with original album artwork and liner notes;
- all original masters are remixed / remastered;
- including 4 official previously unreleased tracks. (News, Source: Elvis Corner /Elvis News)

"Elvis Ultimate Gospel" CD reissue: Due for re-release from the SBME Strategic Marketing Group on March 6, 2007 is the reissue of the sacred "Ultimate Gospel" compilation. The cover changed colour according to the cover shown on Amazon. See EIN's original review here. (News, Source: EIN)
Sunday 4 February 2007
"Elvis Videobiography" DVD: Due for release on the Classic Rock label on March 19, 2007 is the 2 DVD/booklet set "Elvis Presley". (News, Source: HMV U.K. /Elvis News)

"Elvis" & "Elvis Presley" on CD: Here is the cover art for the UK Hallmark reissue of Elvis' first two albums on one single disc. This reissue is due February 12, 2007.

Track listing: Blue Suede Shoes - I'm Counting On You - I Got A Woman - One Sided Love Affair - I Love You Because - Just Because - Tutti Frutti - Tryin' To Get To You - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - I'll Never Let You Go - Blue Moon - Money Honey - Rip It Up - Love Me - When My Blue Moon Turn To Gold Again - Long Tall Sally - First In Love - Paralyzed - So Glad You`re Mine - Old Shep - Ready Teddy - Anyplace Is Paradise - How`s The World Treating Me - How Do You Think I Feel (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

Guralnick book released in audio format in Germany: The first volume of Peter Guralnick's Elvis biography has been released as an audio book in Germany. Volume 2 is due for release on August 16, 2007.These are the first German audio books on Elvis. (News, Source: Collectors Service/Elvis News)

Saturday 3 February 2007

"Rock In Black" CD release: The sixth release from the “SR” label scheduled for an early February release is entitled ‘Rock In Black’ and will feature both the complete January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete February 22nd midnight show from the showroom.

As with the other SR releases we get something new and a little different. For this release we decided to focus on the early 1970 Vegas season affording you the possibility to listen to the quality of the performance throughout this season via the two shows presented here. This Deluxe Digipack import is limited to only 500 copies. The 6 panel packaging will include unreleased Elvis photo’s, the black jumpsuit of the opening night will appear here for the first time, as a bonus three side fold out inlay poster.

The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been released in parts on two previous imports. Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety and with professionally remastered sound from the original audio source. The second show, the unreleased February 22nd midnight show, although not new to tape collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality. Elvis is still able to concentrate to the end of the season, delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality.

Tracklist: CD 1 opening night January 26, 1970 01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. That's All Right 04. Proud Mary 05. Don't Cry Daddy 06. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 07. Long Tall Sally 08. Let It Be Me 09. I Can't Stop Loving You 10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 11. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12. Sweet Caroline 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Introductions 15. Kentucky Rain 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can't Help Falling in Love (Part only)

CD 2 Midnight Show February 22, 1970 01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. I Got A Woman 04. Long Tall Sally 05. Don't Cry Daddy 06. Hound Dog 07. Love Me Tender 08. Kentucky Rain 09. Let It Be Me 10. I Can't Stop Loving You 11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 12. C.C. Rider 13. Sweet Caroline 14. Polk Salad Annie 15. Introductions 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can't Help Falling In Love 18. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto* 19. Sweet Caroline* 20. Polk Salad Annie* 21. Suspicious Minds*
* February 22 DS, 1970 (News, Source: FECC)

"Elvis Sails" released: The original EP "Elvis Sails" has been reissued in three versions; the American, Japanese and German version. The set is limited to 500 copies. (News, Source: Elvis Corner)
Thursday 1 February 2007

Elvis Decoded - A Fan's Guide to Deciphering The Myths And Misinformation (Book Review): Finally a researcher has spent years of investigative research getting to the bottom of the myriad of myths and misinformation which have affected the Elvis world since The King's death in August 1977.

Patrick Lacy is to be congratulated on Elvis Decoded, a powerful, if at times imperfect, decimation of many of the unfounded theories and claims that have been the fodder of an eager tabloid media and an even more eager Elvis underground movement. Read EIN's detailed review (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Tuesday 30 January 2007
Cover artwork for "Up Close: Elvis Presley": Here is the cover artwork for Wilborn Hampton's book. Due out in the US in June 2007 from Viking Juvenile Publishing. (News, Source: ElvisBookResearch)

New Elvis biography comic book in EC: Due for release on June 2007 is the 128 pages biography "Elvis". This book by Reinhard Kleist and T. Ackermann will be published in the "Ehapa Comic Collection" series. (ISBN: 3770431286). (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin /Elvis News)

"We Remember, Elvis" (Book Review): Susan MacDougall explores the pages of the revised edition of Wanda June Hill's book, We Remember, Elvis.

What Susan finds include some explosive allegations which are sure to split fans and raise the ire of the Memphis Mafia!

Some of the issues uncovered by Susan are: Was Elvis a drug addict? Was he drugged against his will? Were members of the Memphis Mafia controlling? Was he sexually profligate? Elvis' generosity and compassion. Is Wanda June Hill's book genuine?

Read Susan's in-depth review to find out more (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Inside Roustabout to be released next week: Inside Roustabout, the follow-up book, 7" single and DVD set to Inside G.I. Blues will finally be released next week. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

"Elvis The Ed Sullivan Shows" DVD - budget edition released in Australia: The DVD set Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Shows"" has been just been released in Australia in a slim DVD (Amaray Packaging) case at a lower price. The three DVDs have the same content as the deluxe edition. Like the deluxe set this is again in NTSC format. Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earth shattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll!

Attracting a record-breaking TV audience of more than 60 million people. Provoke ecstatic screams with hits such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Hound Dog." In fact, these exhilarating performances were so explosive that Elvis was filmed above the waist during his final Sullivan show appearance on January 6, 1957. (News, Source: Elvis Australia /Elvis News/Ezy DVD)

Buy the "budget" priced edition in Australia

"Love Me Tender" DVD re-issued in Australia: The classic film Love Me Tender has been re-released on region 4 PAL DVD in Australia by 20th Century Fox. (News, Source: EzyDVD)

Friday 26 January 2007

Elvis what really happened: As promotion for Joe Esposito's new release, Celebrate Elvis, Elvis The Magazine has circulated excerpts from the book. Here is one:

Reporter: There are rumors when Elvis was in the Army in Germany that Elvis and the Sergeant he was driving for got so cold one night during maneuvers that they pulled a tarp over the Jeep as the engine of the Jeep was running to stay warm. Is it true that the Army used the publicized tonsillitis hospital visit to cover up the fact that Elvis almost died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning resulting from the fumes that came into the Jeep from a hole in the floorboard?

Joe Esposito: The Unit that we were in Germany used to go into the field quite a bit. One night in the winter, Elvis was out on maneuvers as a scout driver and he and the Sergeant decided to pull over to the side to take a little nap. So, they covered the jeep with a tarp and left the motor running so they could warm up to the heat of the engine. So, after awhile they passed out from the carbon monoxide gas, which is as you know, quite deadly. Now, here is the strange part. While Elvis and the Sergeant were lying there unconscious, a really strong wind came and blew the tarp off the jeep. That's what saved their lives. That really happened. They didn't pull the tarp off themselves as so many people believe. As for the tonsillitis, well, he got that because of the extreme cold out on maneuvers. So, he went to the hospital to get that taken care of. So, the story that it was a cover up was not true. However, it is true about the gas and the tarp and everything. But the strangest damn thing about it is that the wind blew the tarp off. Talk about divine intervention. (News,Source: Darwin Lamm)

New DVD - Elvis The Sun King: The Mammoth label will release soon a DVD titled '' The Sun King ''. A lot of this footage from the May 1977 tour has circulated through the years but always in bad quality with washed out colors. For the first time, these will be available from an original source with full color and original Super 8mm films sound. This DVD will be NTSC (region free). Restored and revitalized: a new look at Presley, the SUN King. Elvis Presley, wearing his " Mexican sundial " jumpsuit, was nothing but a road warrior in his final year, giving more than 50 shows in five months. Despite what many critics claimed, on many nights Elvis still had the magic. The songs seen here prove it, all drawn from his penultimate tour in late May 1977. Behold, the one and only SUN King, Elvis Presley. View disc contents and larger cover image (News, Source: FECC)
Wednesday 24 January 2007

"Reclaiming The Crown" CD release: A new 6 CD box set that is out now is "Reclaiming The Crown". It features the American Sound Studio sessions from Jan. 13- Feb. 22. 1969. The sound is supposed to be very good. Several postings on the FECC board suggest a "buyer beware" policy for this suspect release. (News, Source: FECC) 

And if you cannot afford a 6CD boxset, there is always the quality release:

"The American Way - Some Bue Eyed Soul" CD release: Here is the cover art and a sneak preview on the booklet of the upcoming Southern Comfort release: The American Way, Volume 2 - Some Blue Eyed Soul.

The tracks on this CD are:

Wearin' That Loved On Look Session:
01. Takes 2-9 (false starts + long false start)
02. Take 10 (complete take)
03. Takes 11-13 (2 false starts + 2 long false starts)
04. Take 14 (complete take)

You'll Think Of Me Session:
05. Takes 1-5 (5 false starts)
06. Take 6 (complete take)
07. Take 7 (complete take)
08. Take 8 (complete take)

A Little Bit Of Green Session:
09. Takes 1, 2 (complete take + false start + long false start)

After Loving You Session:
10. Takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + long false start + complete take)
11. Take 3 (rehearsal + complete take)

Only The Strong Survive Session:
12. Takes 1, 2 (long false start + rehearsal + 4 false starts + long false start)
13. Take 3 (complete take)
14. Take 4 (3x false start + long false start)
15. Takes 5, 6 (3x false start + complete take)
16. Takes 7, 8 (false start + 3x long false start)
17. Takes 9, 10 (false start + long false start)
18. Take 11 (long false start)

From A Jack To A King Session:
19. Takes 1-3 (2x false start + complete take)
20. Take 4 (rehearsal + complete take) (News, Source: Elvis News)

New books from Bud Glass: Praytome Publishing has announced two new book projects.

“Elvis On Tour ‘75’ is a picture book by Sandi Pichon, author of ‘Raised On Elvis’. As the title explains, this time, Sandi focuses on the live tours of 1975.

The other book, “Dixieland Delight”, is a large, full color hardback book, with a free documentary DVD. A release date is not set yet. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Tuesday 23 January 2007

Another new Elvis book announced: "Who was Elvis Presley?" by Geoff Edgers has been announced for publication on 16 August 2007 in the US. The publisher is Grossett & Dunlap and the ISBN-13 is 978-0448446424. The book has 112 pages and will be initially released in hardcover format. While details of its content are presently scarce, it appears it may be aimed at a younger market as two illustrators are listed as contributing to the book. (News, Source: ElvisbookResearch)

"Unseen Elvis" re-released with new title in EC: Mary Clayton's excellent 2002 photobook "Unseen Elvis" is being re-released under the title "Elvis Presley" for 2007. As before this 2 kilo, 384 glossy pages book contains many known and unknown images of Elvis Presley. It is NOT a new book as mentioned elsewhere, but if you don't already have a copy the features are..

The fifties: It starts with the Milton Berle Show, new images from "Love Me Tender" and rare pictures from the Ed Sullivan Show. The Army chapter is well illustrated.
The sixties: It shows known and unknown images, including the intropduction of Elvis in the Kiowa Indian tribe, and "Flaming Star" and casual shot of Elvis on an airplane in 1968.
The Seventies: This section is filled with private and "professional" shots of our man, including George Klein's wedding.
The book ends with an (incomplete) overview of Elvis' life and achievements, running from 1933, his parent's wedding to 2002. (News, Source: EIN)

Cover artwork for "Private Elvis" re-issued DVD: Here is the cover art of the 2007 reissue of the "Private Elvis" documentary DVD which is due February 5, 2007 on the Optimum label. (News, Source: HMV U.K./Elvis News)

Essential Elvis, 50th issue out now: The Essential Elvis magazine celebrates its 50th issue. The special edition includes interviews with Jerry Chesnut (It's Midnight, T-R-O-U-B-L-E), Charles Stone (Elvis Tour manager), a look at FTD's recent book/CD 'Writing For The King', rare photos and lots more. To subscribe go to Essential Elvis website

(News, Source; Essential Elvis)

Friday 19 January 2007

Elvis Signature study released by UACC: Elvis Presley's autograph is one of the most sought after in the world. Prices can reach into the $1000s. However fakes are unfortunately everywhere, even with so say 'Certificates Of Authenticity'. This month the Universal Autograph Collectors Club is here to help when it publishes their own study on Elvis' autograph. Written by Al Wittnebert it features examples of Elvis genuine signature from from his grade school days to his famous letter to president Nixon. Buy it now from the UACC website -

(News, Source: EIN)

Tuesday 16 January 2007
'The Songs That Inspired the King Vol.2': A new CD on the Hustlerz Inc label is released for Elvis' Birthday. The CD features Elvis' 1956 songs alongside original versions that may have inspired him. It is an interesting selection, although it is yet another compile making money through Elvis' 1956 songs coming out of their 50 year copyright. I guess the label name "Hustlerz" doesn't disguise their work-ethic! It is now available from Amazon.
Tracks: A Messages From The King Of Rock´n´Roll (13.05.1955), Baby Let´s Play House (Elvis), Baby Let´s Play House (Arthur Gunter), Just Because (Elvis), Just Because (The Shelton Brothers), Trying To Get To You (Elvis), Trying To Get To You (The Eagles), Fool Fool Fool (Elvis), Fool Fool Fool (Kay Starr), When It Rains It Really Pours (Elvis), When It Rains It Really Pours (Billy "The Kid" Emerson), Tomorrow Night (Elvis), Tomorrow Night (Lonnie Johnson), Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis), Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins), My Baby Left Me (Elvis), My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup), Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Elvis), Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price), So Glad You´re Mine (Elvis), So Glad You´re Mine (Arthur Crudup), I´m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Elvis), I´m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Roy Hamilton), Long Tall Sally (Elvis), Long Tall Sally (Little Richard), Hound Dog (Elvis), Hound Dog (Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys), Love Me (Elvis), Love Me (Willy & Ruth), Ready Teddy (Elvis), Ready Teddy (Little Richard). (News, Source: EIN/Amazon)

'Let It Be Me' - Audiophile CD Review: An audience recording of Elvis’ Las Vegas Feb 21, 1970 Midnight Show. This is a previously unknown and unreleased show taken directly from the original master tape. We all know these performances from the sensational soundboards releases, RCA’s ‘On Stage’ and the excellent FTD ‘Polk Salad Annie’, but Elvis was performing such a fantastic set-list that any new concert has to be worth investigating. (CD Reviews, Source: EIN, 2007)
Saturday 13 January 2007
"Elvis 30 #1 Hits" German release artwork: Here is the complete cover art for the 2007 slipcase edition of the "classic" "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" as it will be issued in February in Germany. (News, Source: Collectors Service/Elvis News)

More Elvis Camden releases in UK: According to the new listings in the on-line shop CD Universe the following albums are due for release on the Camden label on January 14, 2007:

"Love In Las Vegas - Roustabout"
"Easy Come Easy Go - Speedway"
"Harem Holiday - Girl Happy"
"Frankie & Johnny - Paradise Hawaiian Style"
"Kid Galahad - Girls! Girls! Girls!"
"Kissin' Cousins - Clambake"
"Spinout - Double Trouble"
"Live A Little Love A Little"

All CDs are labelled as import releases. (News, Source: CD Universe)

"King Live" DVD release in UK: Due for release in the U.K. is the DVD "King: Live"on the Quantumleap label. This single disc release is due March 26, 2007. The content is not available yet. (News, Source: HMV U.K. /Elvis News)

"What Now, My Love" to be dropped from "Elvis Lives" DVD: When the DVD "Elvis Lives", with the live concert of August 16th 2002, is made available for the regular retail market next February, the DVD will not contain "What Now My Love". A copyright dispute has put the song back in the vault. Track 21 will not be replaced by another. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Wednesday 10 January 2007

Bud Glass talks to EIN about his new project: TOP SECRET - Elvis Presley Paternity Suit is the brand new project from Bud Glass which focusses on Elvis' 1970 Paternity Suit.

Promising a 100-page, full-colour, hard-cover book containing a thrilling detective tale, EIN is intrigued as anybody.

Bud was kind enough to take time off from his Christmas festivities to answer a few of our questions. (Interview, Source: EIN)

Latest FTD released: The latest FTD release Unchained Melody is now out. This a soundboard recording from an Elvis concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 20, 1977.  For unknown reasons, the engineer never recorded the beginning of the shows on this tour, and consequently the CD starts with Love Me rather than Elvis's usual opening material for this tour. Bonus songs from other concerts on the same tour are included. 

Track Listing ( Charlotte Concert ): Love Me ; Fairytale; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/ It’s Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel ; My Way; Moody Blue –intro only; How Great Thou Art; Hurt; Hound Dog; Unchained Melody; Can’t Help Falling In Love
Bonus Tracks (other shows on the tour): Moody Blue*; Blueberry Hill**; Love Letters***; Where No One Stands Alone**; Release Me****; Trying To Get To You****; Reconsider Baby*; Why Me Lord** recorded in Charlotte, NC on February 21, 1977** recorded in Montgomery, AL on February 16, 1977*** recorded in St.Petersburg, FL on February 14, 1977**** recorded in Columbia, SC on February 18, 1977 (News, Source: EIN)

EPE behind major new Elvis documentary: A major new documentary series on Elvis Presley, similar to The Beatles' Anthology, is being planned for the 30th anniversary of his death. The Elvis Presley Estate which runs Elvis' business affairs and includes his widow Priscilla, is presently working on the series which will include never-before-seen footage.

According to the New York Post, the Elvis anthology is due out in 2007 - 30 years after Presley died aged 42 on August 17, 1977.

The Beatles' Anthology initially aired on television in 1995 before being released in DVD format with added footage. Meanwhile, the estate and BMG this week releases two new DVD sets of two of Elvis' most historic TV appearances in America.
(News, Source: Ananova)

Vegas Rhythm Birthday Present: Here is a small present from the Gravel Road Mucic team for Elvis birthday today. It is a preview of the upcoming import release "Vegas Rhythm".

Here's the link with the before and after A - B of "Blue Suede: (News, Source: Elvis News)
Monday 8 January 2007............................................................... Elvis' birthday

"Hawaii 1972" DVD release: A new DVD release showcases Elvis' performances in Hawaii in late 1972. Digitally improved, previously unreleased footage from great November 1972 tour, preceeding the famous "Aloha From Hawaii" TV broadcast in Januray 1973. All footage comes with original soud. You will see Elvis performing his new hit "Burning love", as well as his favourites "Suspicious Minds", "A Big Hunk O' Love", "What Now My Love" or "I'll remember You". 3 different shows, 3 different jumpsuits, dynamic performances from The King. Read full details and view larger image (News, Source: Pavel Cernocky)

Sunday 7 January 2007
Linda and Sam Thompson to write book: By August 2007, Linda and Sam Thompson hope to have their memoirs in writing. For years and after the divorce with Priscilla, Linda was Elvis’s girlfriend. Her brother Sam worked as a bodyguard for Elvis in the late seventies. (News, Source: Elvis Matters)

Re-issue of "Muziek Mens Mythe”: Belgian author Marc is re-releasing his Dutch Elvis bible “Muziek Mens Mythe” on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death. The new 2007 edition will be made up to date, and is scheduled for release next May. With this re-run of the book, Marc hits the 20.000 mark for a Ducth Elvis book – well done! (News, Source: Elvis Matters)
Friday 5 January 2007
"Heading For Tulsa" CD artwork: Here is the cover art for the import release "Heading For Tulsa" with an audience recording of Elvis' bicentennial show from July 4, 1976.
Possible track listing: Opening - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me Let Me Know - You Gave Me A Mountain - America - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Jailhouse Rock - Fever - American Trilogy - Intros - Early Morning Rain - What´d I Say (Incomplete) - Tutt Solo - Scheff Solo - Brown Solo - Briggs Solo - Love Letters - Hail! Hail! Rock ´n´ Roll - Hurt (With Reprise) - Help Me - Hound Dog - Funny How Time Slips Away - How Great Thou Art - Little Darlin´ Can´t Help Falling In Love (False Start) - Can´t Help Falling In Love (News, Source: EIN)
Thursday 4 January 2007

Elvis acetates to be released on Yellow SUN Records vinyl: The very successful re-prints of the two acetates Elvis made in 1953 and 1954 will soon be released on yellow (Sun Records) vinyl. There will only be made 300 copies of this soon to be rarity. Both acetates are exactly like the original ones. For the first time ever these reproductions of both pre fame Elvis Presley acetates be available in their originally form. Both are made on a 10” vinyl record that will play at 45 rpm. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

"Elvis And The Birth Of Rock" book released: Originally due for release December 2006, but available now is the book "Elvis And The Birth Of Rock" with photographs from Lew Allen. The large format book, published by Genisis Publications, is "a remarkable collection of mainly unseen photographs of the great, early rock & roll stars: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon and many more" according to the press release.
For the Elvis fans the 27 pictures of Elvis Presley are the most interesting. On November 23rd, 1956 a 17-year-old boy from Cleveland, a keen photographer who worked for his high school newspaper, was invited to photograph Elvis Presley at the Cleveland Arena, Ohio. A labour strike at the three major newspapers in Cleveland meant that Lew Allen was the only photographer at the show.

Only 1750 copies of the book have been made; a regular edition for 250 pounds (1400 copies signed an numbered) and 350 copies in a deluxe edition which comes with 3 signed and numbered limited edition prints of Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers and Bobby Darin for 395 pounds. (News, Source: Elvis News)

"Elvis Presley Words The Complete Lyrics Volume 9" set for release: Volume 9 in the "Words" (song lyrics) series will be released early 2007. Volume 10 in this series with lyrics and backgrounds will be the only one left. Volume 8 ended with an entry for "The Vicious Circle" (better known as "In The Ghetto"). (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

Wednesday 3 January 2007

Joe Esposito reveals his special announcement: COMING THIS SUMMER! ELVIS-STRAIGHT UP!
Destined to become the most examined and talked about Book since "Elvis, What Happened?" (News, Source: Darwin Lamm)

"Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1" DVD: As we reported on 1 January 2007, the Payless Entertainment Group has released this budget DVD in Australia. It features 16 video tracks plus an introductory track with Bill Haley & The Comets singing Rock Around The Clock.

Of the 16 tracks six are by Elvis, four song clips: Heartbreak Hotel; Blue Suede Shoes; Don't Be Cruel and Too Much, and two newsreel clips: Elvis Returns To Tupelo and Elvis In The Army. Other song clips include Travelin' Man (Ricky Nelson); Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly); Ain't That A Shame (Fats Domino), Mack The Knife (Bobby Darin), Wake Up Little Susie (The Everly Brothers) and Okee Shamokee Pop (Big Joe Turner).

What is on offer is a seminal experience, a piece of rock 'n' roll heaven presented in a glorious stage show guaranteed to excite. Read EIN's full review of this release (DVD Review, Source: EIN)

"Vegas Rhythm - Special birthday edition" CD: A new import release has been announced. The new Gravel Road Music label will release a soundboard from Elvis' dinner show performance from February 3, 1973 at the Las Vegas Hilton. Part of this concert has previously been released on the import release "Its A Matter of Time".

The press release: The newly formed Gravel road music team, is packing out with an fabulous release which would make The King smile. This release we found fit for a birthday present to the fans…
The audio and performance is of very high quality and done in a professional studio with the demands of a regular Elvis release which makes the music sounding fresh and as if it was recorded yesterday, the designs are finally worthy to look through for a Las Vegas Hilton Hotel release. The Hilton has a classy style which shines through the total design. Also the Classical Vegas folio booklet is enclosed just to achieve a complete 1973 Elvis season Vegas package. With total of 20 pages stuffed with colour photos and information of the January/February Elvis Festival.

More complete and better sounding isn’t available, We hope you enjoy this fabulous album as much as we did making it. Some might know this under a different date , but it’s not to compare with this release. Just sit down and be there! The King of Music is back on stage!

The tracklist: 01 Opening 02 See See Rider 03 I Got A Woman 04 Untill It's Time For You To Go 05 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 06 Steamroller Blues 07 You Gave Me A Mountain 08 Fever 09 Love Me 10 Blue Suede Shoes 11 Love Me Tender 12 Johnny B.Goode 13 Hound Dog 14 What Now, My Love 15 Suspicious Minds 16 Band Introductions 17 I'll Remember You 18 I Can't Stop Loving You 19 American Trilogy 20 Can't Help Falling In Love – closing theme (News, Source: Elvis News)
Tuesday 2 January 2007

New book by Joe Esposito: "Celebrate Elvis Volume 1 " is the latest book announced by Memphis Mafia member, Joe Esposito. The softcover book (ISBN: 0977894533) is to be released this month and features 104 pages of uplifting stories designed to enlighten, entertain and inform.

Excerpts from Joe's latest book are available here (News, Source: Elvis The Magazine)

"Red Hot In Vegas" CD released: The latest escape from the "Straight Arrow" label, entitled "Red Hot In Vegas" featuring the Las Vegas August 23rd, 1972 Midnight show has been released.

Just like all previous releases from this label, this CD comes in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of photographs from the August - September 1972 Las Vegas engagement (both on-stage and candid shots), rare memorabilia, liner notes with an "Elvis in 1972" overview, as well as details about Elvis' Las Vegas 1972 Summer Festival.

This recording comes from an early generation copy of the original audience recorded master tape, and the sound quality is VG+ for an amateur recording.

Track listing : 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from "2001 A Space Odyssey") - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 03. Johnny B. Goode - 04. Proud Mary - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue - 11. What Now My Love - 12. Fever - 13. Love Me - 14. Blue Suede Shoes - 15. Heartbreak Hotel - 16. All Shook Up - 17. Little Sister / Get Back (medley) - 18. Love Me Tender - 19. Hound Dog (slow & fast) - 20. I'll Remember You - 21. Suspicious Minds - 22. Band Introductions - 23. Celebrity Introductions - 24. My Way - 25. A Big Hunk O' Love - 26. For The Good Times (spliced with Las Vegas 13.08.1972 Dinner Show) - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love (Las Vegas 13.08.1972 Dinner Show) - 28. Closing Vamp (Las Vegas 13.08.1972 Dinner Show). Special bonus: 29. An "after season" interview with John Wilkinson, by Tony Prince from Radio Luxembourg, held in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, September 8, 1972. Approximate running time: 79:18 (News, Source: EIN)

Click to view trailer from the DVD: "TOP SECRET Elvis Presley The Paternity Suit Uncovered!"

Elvis Presley - Paternity Suit Book & DVD: The latest release from Praytome Publishing is a composite book & DVD release. From the press release:

20 years of research and hard detective work and additional 18 months of pure production time have gone by. Different than our other productions which were most of the time advertised long before their release dates we kept the work about this extreme and highly controversial topic behind the curtain and over the years every little detail of this work has been handled as top secret.

A 100-pages full-colour, hard cover book with the use of the outstanding, high quality paper stock being established as best choice paper for books by our releases of the "Elvis - Behind The Image" & "Elvis - Born To Rock".

The outstanding and thrilling script of Bud Glass (author of "Elvis - Behind The Image") for the first time breaks down iron walls of silence and leads you behind the scenes of one of the biggest sex scandals in history of music.

he documentary is like an exciting thriller  (Movie) and will put the viewer back and forth emotionally.The time of speculations about these events, taking place during the heighth of Elvis Presley's concert years, is over.

Did Elvis have an illigitimate child or was he the victim of a well calculated extortion attempt ?

The book goes along this line and has original court documents and photos that allow your own research for the mystery behind the most controversial sex scandal in the history of music.

Published by "Praytome Publishing" this 100 pages, full colored, hardback book co-operates perfectly with the included full length 95 minutes DVD documentary and German subtitles for the documentary. Now available direct from Praytome Publishing (Conspiracy, Source: Bud Glass)

"Readymade Digs Elvis" CD: This is the upcoming Japanese CD release "Readymade Digs Elvis". Readymade's Konishi Yasuharu has selected his favorite Elvis tracks for an unusual compilation and did the art direction. There will be a limited edition thin cardboard sleeve similar to the rest of the "Readymade digs..." popular series. This release is due out February 21, 2007. Readymade is a Japanese entertainment company.
Track Listing: 01. My Baby Left Me 02. One-Sided Love Affair 03. Down In The Alley 04. Shake, Rattle And Roll 05. Teddy Bear 06. Santa Bring My Baby Back 07. Fools Fall In Love 08. King Creole (Take 18) 09. I Got Stung 10. King Creole 11. Lover Doll 12. Such A Night 13. G.I. Blues 14. Tonight Is So Right For Love 15. I'm Coming Home 16. Rock-A-Hula Baby 17. Bossa Nova Baby 18. Night Rider 19. Kissin' Cousins (#2) 20. It's A Wonderful World 21. Paradise, Hawaiian Style 22. Beach Shack 23. Do The Clam 24. Shake That Tambourine 25. Stop, Look And Listen 26. Long Legged Girl 27. Double Trouble 28. Old MacDonald 29. Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love 30. Who Needs Money 31. Hey, Hey, Hey 32. Spinout 33. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Film Version) 34. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 35. What A Wonderful Life 36. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Finale Version) (News, Source: Elvis World Japan)

Monday 1 January 2007

New CD release in Australia: Dynamic Entertainment Ltd has released a 3CD box set (DYN 3137-3) in Australia imported from the EC. Simply titled "Elvis Presley", it features 10 "licensed" Sun & RCA studio tracks (disc 1) and 14 "live" Elvis recordings from the 1950s (disc 2) with the third disc being five interviews. The "live" recordings are standard Louisiana Hayride recordings. The sound quality is generally quite good. The tracks are Heartbreak Hotel, Long Tall Sally, Blue Moon of Kentucky (2 versions), Tweedle Dee, Good Rockin' Tonight (2 versions), Milkcow Blues Boogie, That's Alright Mama (2 versions), You're A Heartbreaker, Baby Let's Play House (2 versions), Blue Suede Shoes, I Forgot To Remember To Forget, I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, Mystery Train, Maybelline, I Got A Woman (2 live versions), I'm Left You're Right She's Gone, Hound Dog, Money Honey and I Was The One.

The five interviews were recorded in Texarkana (1955), Witchita Falls (1956), Lacrosse (1956), Little Rock (1956) and Ottowa, Canada (1957). (News, Source: Amber Smith)









































































































































































































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