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March 24, 2018

Elvis Australia | Official Elvis Presley Fan Club 'best, most comprehensive, media-rich, long-running site (ca. 1996) i know'

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i never hardly ever share anything. i figure you and Facebook are doing that enough on your own, but here is the best, most comprehensive, media-rich, long-running site (and from Australia) that i know.

Elvis Australia | Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

Elvis Australia www.elvis.com.au has the latest Elvis Presley news, reviews, articles and interviews. 'Something for everybody', we have an Elvis SongDataBase, Elvis Presley biography, Elvis videos, Elvis photos. Available via our online Shop we have a huge selection of CDs, STD Collectors Label CDs, DVDs, books and memorabilia. www.elvis.com.au has been online and 100% dedicated to Elvis Presley since 1996.

'For The Good Times' | Ultimate 'Elvis On Tour' Soundtrack 2 CD Set

'For The Good Times' is beautiful 2 CD set in a deluxe digipack should be considered as the ultimate soundtrack to the 1972 ELVIS ON TOUR movie. All performances which are featured in the movie are featured here in their entirety. As a bonus you get the April 5 1972 Buffalo rehearsal.

Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too! CD (40th anniversary release)

Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too! is the re-release of the classic 1978 album. This 40th anniversary release includes The Original Album + The Alternate Album. Including the bonus photo that was included in the USA with the first pressing of this album. A great collectible item.

I Walk The Line 4 CD Concert Boxset

I Walk The Line 4 CD Concert Boxset | It's August 1970, the recordings for the MGM movie 'That's The Way It Is' are finished and Elvis still has more than 3 weeks to go at the Las Vegas International Hotel before starting another short (but busy) 1 week tour.

Elvis: 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings' 5 CD Boxset

Memphis Recording Service will release a Limited Edition 5CD/200-page book 'The Complete '50s Movie Masters And | Session Recordings' on May 4th, 2018. The 5 CDs contain the complete works of the master and | Session studio recordings made for each of Elvis's movies during the 1950s, and all tracks have been remastered with many restoration surprises ignored by other labels. The 200-page book focuses on each of the recording | Sessions held for the four motion pictures made between August 1956 and March 1958. The comprehensive text is complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and documentation.
Elvis News > Elvis CD News

Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling | Colonel Tom Parker

Listen to Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling talk about how to explain Colonel Tom Parker accurately in 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'. Q: How do you resist making the Colonel the bad guy?

Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling | Gladys Presley singing 'Home Sweet Home'

Listen to Priscilla Presley & Jerry Schilling talk about Gladys Presley singing 'Home Sweet Home'. As included in the Sony release Elvis Presley: The Searcher Deluxe 3 CD set in 8"x 8" with a 40-page book in slipcase.

'RCA Studio 1 | The New York Sessions' Record Store Day LP from MRS

Memphis Recording Service will release its 2018 for Record Store Day LP 'RCA Studio 1 | The New York Sessions' on 21st April 2018. The LIMITED EDITION 180 gram vinyl contains the complete New York masters plus outtake session recordings. Bonus 4 Page pullout inside.
Elvis News > Vinyl Records

Elvis Presley: The King In The Ring RSD Vinyl from Sony Music

Elvis Presley, The King In The Ring is a 2LP set from Sony Music release exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. These are Individually Numbered on Red opaque colored Vinyl for the first time.
Elvis News > Vinyl Records

Review: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of the 'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD, boldly state on the front cover that never before have we ever had live film footage (i.e., with synchronized sound) of an Elvis concert from the 50's ... until this time. Well, we certainly do now! Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. 
  • The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
  • The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
MRS has ingeniously coordinated licensed, professionally shot black and white newsreel footage (taken at the afternoon September 1956 Tupelo homecoming concert) with the amateur recording made of the concert (which has previously appeared on the Elvis Presley Golden Celebration LP/CD box sets) and it blows you away! Not because of the quality of the footage and audio, but because of the combination! You will hardly believe your eyes and ears!

An Inside Look | Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) | HBO

Here is an inside look at the upcoming new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher.

Released | Elvis Presley: 'Rebel With A Cause '56' FTD Book and CD

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released 'Rebel With A Cause '56' and our order is on the way to us now. The book contains photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56. Written and produced by David English & Pal Granlund it features newly-discovered images scanned for the first time from the original negatives - exclusive to this book. The book's story starts on August 16 1956 and ends on September 30, 1956!
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Released | Elvis: Murfreesboro '74 FTD Soundboard CD Set

FTD have released the 2 CD set, 'Elvis: Murfreesboro '74' and our order is on the way to us now. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set features Elvis in great form from two shows on March 14th and 19th at the Murfreesboro Middle State Tennessee University. The sound quality and performances from Elvis and the band are really powerful. 'Steamroller Blues' will knock your socks off!
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Released | 'Elvis: The Fool Album' 2 LP Record Set from FTD Vinyl

FTD Vinyl have released the 'Elvis - The Fool 2 LP Vinyl Album' and our order is on the way to us now. Originally released in July 1973, this album's track listing changed dramatically from RCA's internal documents circulated just one month before. Here for the first time, Disc 1 features the LP sequenced as ORIGINALLY PLANNED. The LP artwork also replicates the original draft layout before it was amended. Disc 2 includes outtakes from the sessions that contributed to the album. Highlights include the rare fully orchestrated version of 'Fool' and the 11-minute plus version of 'Don't Think Twice It's Alright'.
FTD News > Vinyl Records > Elvis News

'Elvis Presley Close Up' 4 CD Bookset Re-release April 6

'Elvis Presley Close Up' features four important and key periods of Elvis Presley's incredible career. Fans will be delighted with the glimpse into Elvis' music making-making techniques. There are 89 songs by the King of Rock ‘N RollRare stereo masters from the ‘50s and outtakes from his first 4 post-Army films are also included. Hear the impressive and comprehensive outtakes from almost every Studio B session in Nashville. Finally, enjoy Elvis at the peak of his career in a complete, live concert recorded in San Antonio, Texas in 1972.
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Elvis: Easter Eggs: Spliced Takes Deluxe Digipack Edition CD

With the Elvis: Easter Eggs: Spliced Takes Deluxe Digipack Edition CD, finally, a 'new' Spliced take album available, and it was worth the wait. This one includes all tracks from the 1966 recording sessions, many gospel songs were recorded, but also some excellent other tracks.

Kissin Cousins: Spliced Take Special: Cardsleeve Edition CD

Kissin Cousins: Spliced Take Special: Cardsleeve Edition CD is an incredible new album, featuring extended versions, alternate takes including new instrumental tracks and some pretty cool edits! Don't think you already heard these! ALL tracks are brand new edits and sound very rare, The title track, for example, starts off with an alternate opening and includes the extra verses.

Elvis Presley's RIAA Certified Album Update

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units.

Elvis Presley's Appearance in Blade Runner 2049

Elvis in Blade Runner 2049: One of the best films of last year was 'Blade Runner 2049' by director Denis Villeneuve. It was the sequel to the 1982 'Blade Runner' and stared Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Set thirty years after the first film, Ryan Gosling plays K, a blade runner. And, Yes, in 2049 ELVIS is still relevant! His great musical legacy continues and his holographic image is still playing in Las Vegas. In a delightful touch ELVIS is still playing in Las Vegas but now as a hologram. View the scene.

Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite | Fact & Fancy

It has always been stated that the 'Aloha From Hawaii' concert that was 'broadcast to the whole world live via satellite' to over 1 Billion viewers. But was it? Michael Werner and Bianca Weber have invested more than half a year of concentrated research to shed light on several aspects regarding this event.

Donna Butterworth dies at 62

Donna Butterworth, a child actress and singer who co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style', died Tuesday at Hilo Medical Center following a long illness. She was 62.

Elvis Presley's Elvis Country | 'He was on a different planet!'

When Elvis Presley entered the studio in June 1970, he did so as a man enjoying an unexpected third-act peak. The NBC TV special - the '68 Comeback - his record-breaking live return in Las Vegas, and a batch of sessions at Memphis' American Sound Studio resulting in the acclaimed From Elvis In Memphis album had successfully reinvigorated his career after a decade of artistic and commercial decline. Elvis arrived at RCA Studio B in Nashville wearing a flamboyant black cape and carrying a lion's head walking stick. His business, though, is to reconnect with the long-lost roots of his music; to create a remarkable album, Elvis Country. 'I was wondering', he says, 'if any of you guys would like to help me make a few phonograph records?'

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Official Trailer | HBO

Here is the Official Trailer for the new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zimny and airing on HBO (USA) on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist 'who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music'. The documentary borrows its name from a key Priscilla Presley quote: 'Elvis was a searcher,' she says in the documentary's trailer. 'He said to me, 'I wanna be able to reach and feel what we all go through as human beings'. Featuring interviews with Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, and Bruce Springsteen, the three-hour, two-film presentation debuts April 14 at 8 P.M. on HBO.

Review | Elvis: 'Loving You' DVD

When premiered in 1957, moviegoers could barely hear the dialogue due to the screaming and swooning of Elvis' frenzied fans. Now newly remastered for optimum sound and picture quality, 'Loving You' stars a young Elvis Presley in his second feature film. This semi-autobiographical tale - which boasts some of his most outstanding performances including Teddy Bear and Loving You - chronicles the King's meteoric rise to super-stardom. With his unique vocal style, smoldering sensuality, and easy-going sex appeal to burn, Elvis shows us why he will live forever! This is highly recommended DVD release.

Review | Elvis : Return To Tupelo DVD

Elvis : Return To Tupelo DVD is a 90 minute program and a wonderful insight into the personal life and early life of Elvis Presley.  The filmmakers really brought home the conservatism of 'the' America that was in place at the time. The split between the races and the lingering post World War II poverty was all happening at the time. Elvis somehow got through the snares of being beyond impoverished from birth possibly because he knew nothing else save for the love of his tight-knit family anchored by his mother Gladys. He had a gift and all he knew is he loved to sing and share it. The chronicle of his family's rise from being beyond poor to when they were welcomed as the town's pride and joy in his 1956 return is amazing.

Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent

Elvis met Gene Vincent at least twice in 1956, once in New York on July 3, and again a few months later in Los Angeles. There are no photos of the chance July meeting at Penn Station, although Elvis mentions it in an interview about a week later. Below we have a photo from the second meeting; Elvis Presley, with Paul Peek, Gene Vincent in Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, September 30, 1956.

Bitsy And The King: Tupelo's Slavery Was A Friend And Host To Elvis

Bitchy recalls the meal fondly.

'Mom had chosen not to put out place cards, so everyone chose their own seat. Usually when we ate dinner my dad would sit at one end of the table and my mom would sit at the other end. Her chair had a butterfly switch on the floor underneath that she could step on to ring and let the kitchen know if she needed something. As we were sitting down to dinner, my dad sat at his usual end of the table, but Gladys took her seat at the opposite end in the butterfly chair. Dad's eyes darted over to my mother silently urging her not to say anything to Gladys to avoid embarrassment. All of a sudden we heard a buzzing noise coming from the kitchen. It turns out; Gladys had accidentally stepped on the switch.'
now i don't understand one word of this story, but find it totally fascinating--ed.

Elvis' father, Vernon Presley

One of the constants in Elvis Presley's life was his father, Vernon Presley. Elvis' dad was always there, raising his son in Tupelo, supporting his early career in Memphis and working behind the scenes as his son became the King of Rock 'n' RollJesse D. and Minnie Mae Presley welcomed their son, Vernon Elvis Presley, into the world on April 10, 1916, in Fulton, Mississippi.
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Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) April 6 from Sony Music

Sony Music will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) on April 6 in three versions, a single CD, a Deluxe 3 CD set in 8"x 8" with a 40-page book in slipcase and a 2 LP Record setThe new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom Zingy and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist 'who wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do it through the music'.

Elvis Presley: 'Rebel With A Cause '56' FTD Book and CD

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release, 'Rebel With A Cause '56' late February. The book will contain photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56.  The book is 312 pages and author David English notes that two more unseen photos from September 56, one of which shows Elvis paying to go into Malco Theatre just made it into the book before printing. the book will hopefully be out at the end of this month. The book will include an accompanying 32-track CD, 'Elvis Presley Rock N Roll No. 2'.
FTD News > Elvis Book News > Elvis News

Lonnie Wolfe and Elvis Presley | U.S. Army Germany

Lonnie Wolfe was just a 17-year-old running away from home when he joined the U.S. Army in the late 1950s. Little did he know he would be sharing close quarters with every teen girl's heartthrob - Elvis Presley. Wolfe was assigned to one of 13 jeeps in his armory as a driver. Each jeep carried three soldiers, including the driver, who would go on reconnaissance missions. In Wolfe's jeep was Sgt. Elvis Presley and another soldier.