EIN's Best of Elvis on YouTube
EPE's head of marketing Paul Janowski said, in December 2006, that they plan to make use of sites like YouTube and Myspace to exploit the Presley brand. EIN found it surprising that Janowski even admited to EPE adding content to YouTube.
With so many Elvis videos around, some essential, some fun, some historically interesting, some plain dreadful, EIN helps you avoid the dross and brings you our 'Best of Elvis' on YouTube.. . . . - Regularly Updated with EIN's new favourite videos -
March 2007 YouTube begins removing illegal Elvis footage: When EPE announced their plans to officially use YouTube to exploit the "Presley brand", EIN knew it wouldn't be long before illegal footage would start being removed. Removal of outakes and other footage commenced in January 2007. (See full articles at bottom of this page.)
This month's EIN YouTube favourites . .
- July 2012 -
** in lower sections means recently added.
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TWENTY ONE brand new NEW CLIPS!
'Trouble' Live At Aloha! from tcbhome01
GREAT version of Elvis singing this classic
Who knew it was edited out of the Aloha Special!
EIN #1 Clip of the Month
'Pieces of My Life' From BrandonJackie1978
Edited with some lovely home movies and stage performances.
Moving song, great video
EIN #2 Clip of the Month
'Proud Mary' (special On Tour edit) from SoundAndArt2010
Brilliant On Tour rehearsal version.
It keeps being removed by the Internet Police so catch it now
EIN #3 Clip of the Month
'We're Gonna Move' (Color+True Stereo) from Yelserp22
From the Japanese colourised Love Me Tender movie.
Plus the stereo recording -
A true rarity
'Devil In Disguise' Live On Tour 1972- from KingTodge
Live in 1972 - who knew??!!! Fake but fun.
A nice idea - worth a look for a laugh
'Love Me Tender' Laughing Baby Ducks Version - From tcbhome01
A funny version as Elvis laughs his way through this classic
Matched with some lovely & rare fan footage
Just Pretend (Edited) From: ElvisKingAlways
A beautiful version.
one of my favourites
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (NEW mix! Great sound!) From navlestreng
Brilliant version from TTWII
Great sound - play LOUD.
It Is No Secret (take 5) - From AdemPresley
One of Elvis' great Gospel songs
Take 5 has an even more delicate quality than the final release
'Are You Lonesome Tonight' Laughing Version - From brittlucky
The classic version has always been removed by the Internet Thought Police.
But this version cleverly matches the famous 1969 audio to Elvis and Charlie haviing fun on stage in 1976.
'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' From utmom2008
Great song - nice arty Elvis photos!
"If today was not an endless highway, If tonight was not an endless trail, If tomorrow wasn't such a long time, Then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all."
'Kiss Me Quick' From tcbhome01
5 minutes of Elvis kissing and having fun!
Includes some great rare fan footage
'A Little Less Conversation' (ComeBack Special version) From SoundAndArt2010
Elvis thought of performing this classic at the Comeback Special
Here's a great clip to go with the 1968 audio version.
'You Gave Me A Mountain' with Elvis Special Family Moments - From Elvisfannie
With some great photos and home movies and including very young Lisa Marie
'Promised Land' (full harmony vocal) by SoundAndArt2010
A cracker video but with extra edit from 'This Is Elvis '
What a great song.
ELVIS TALKS: A Candid Conversation" From elvisworldwide on
One of Elvis most sincere interviews with Parade magazine's Lloyd Shearer from September 1962.
No vision, but a truly FASCINATING interview if you haven't heard it.
'First Houston Astrodome Press Conference' From SirklmGeo
Elvis' 'red shirt' Press Conference before the Houston Shows
Elvis coughing.. "Excuse me, I can't take this fresh air. I'm used to the garbage can at the International Hotel."
Runs 10 minutes
June 9 Evening Show Madison Square Garden- from elvis00rocks
Only known professional footage
Elvis comes on stage 3 minutes in.
Fascinating stuff. How could Parker be so stupid not to film the whole show?
'Help Me' Live Memphis 1974 From by jfulmo
Great song from Live On stage In Memphis
With some marvellous fan close-up footage
Near complete Dinner Show December 4 1976 Las Vegas - From by elvis00rocks
Elvis' last Vegas season and certainly not his best.
However he can still pull it off for the crowd.
40 minutes of rare fan footage
'Can't Help Falling In Love' (Remastered audio) from navlestreng
Elvis' brilliant version from the Comeback Special
With great sound - Play LOUD
'It Feels So Right' - From SabinaEllena
One of my all-time favourites - the studio version.
Great footage edited mainly from Tickle Me.
well worth a look
The Elvis Medley (1982) - From SoundAndArt2010
Jailhouse Rock - Teddy Bear - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Burning Love - Suspicious Minds.
A great compile clip from EIN's friend in Japan.
'Blue Moon Of Kentucky', 1968 Rehearsal - From TCBSonny
A great spontaneous Rehearsal with fine picture compilation.
Nice guitar work from Scotty Moore.
'Saved' (special edit-stereo) - From: SoundAndArt2010
Sensational song from the 68 Comeback special
Overdubbed with the Stereo release
'You Can Have Her' (live) - From MrEp65
Cleverly editing the CBS 77 concert footage.
Elvis performs the 1974 live 'You Can have Her'
Available officially via the FTD 'Live in LA'
'Blue Suede Shoes & Medley' Elvis LIVE 1969 (8mm with sound) - From ForzaGM
A nice edit from the little home-video footage that there is of Elvis Live in 1969.
Compilation of various 1969 song clips, runs 10 minutes
'Let Yourself Go' (new edit) - From elvispresley62100
Nice reworking and combination of the Comeback Special and Speedway versions.
Great song, You can tell I'm in a sixties mood!
'A Fool Such As I' (1970 rehearsal) - From jvdh66
More unreleased TTWII outakes.
Elvis' great rehearsal as filmed at MGM Culver City - 29 July 1970
'If You Love Me' May 24 1977 - From: ElvisZone —
More rare footage
Fascinating footage from Augusta 1977 with Felton Jarvis walking on to the stage
Very funny and I have never seen this before.
'I've Lost You' Elvis & 'She Is The King' Duet - From elvispresley62100
Fascinating edit creating a new duet of the classic I’ve Lost You.
Interesting video too, these guys are very creative.
Check out the clips of baby Lisa, Elvis & Priscilla.
"The Lost ELVIS Home Movies" parts 1 >4. Fromkincaide67
Running around 40 minutes in total this is a cute compilation with some rare material you may not have seen.
Narrated by the daughter of Eddie Fadal, it features the well-known home-movies while Elvis was in the army staying in Texas but also other material from Germany and Graceland too.
Some nice stories and I am SO jealous that she still has Elvis "motorcycle" cap!
Watch all 4 parts starting here.
EIN #3 previous Video Clip of the week
'Too Much Monkey Business' (picture compilation) - From TCBSonny
Poor old Elvis - as he sang himself - the sixties movies were Too Much Monkey Business.
A fun idea with some great photos - Jocelyn Lane in Tickle Me - phewie!
Previous EIN #3 Clip of the week
'In The Ghetto' - malwebb
Released 40 years ago 2009.
Great montage beautifully matching the song.
Sensational twist at the end with Lisa Marie.
Previous EIN #5 Clip of the week
Elvis & Ann Margret- "That's what you get for Loving me' - From: comrabure
Great chemistry - a cute photo-montage.
Nice idea. Maybe they should have followed it through.
'What'd I Say' (Rare Take) - From Gregory19951124
Photo compilation - but what a great rehearsal.
Marvellous version with Elvis loose as a goose.
'Stranger In My Own Home Town' - From stayawayjoe
Nice video featuring some cool clips.
Great song, great idea, should go for longer..
'Suspicious Minds' early take X Rated - From: KMC1970
Rehearsal of Suspicious Minds where you can hear Elvis as he mis-times and says the F word.
Don't think that recording this classic was easy!
'I'm Leavin'' - From MemphoTenn
No doubt one of Elvis' most underrated songs, and should have been a bigger hit.
After the run-through Elvis declared, "Phew! Man, this is tough, but it's worth working on."
Nice video montage, Great song.
'Ghost Riders In the Sky' - From: blackelvis64
Elvis and the TCB Band rock out in rehearsal.
A marvellous video from Keith Flynn.
Check out his highly recommended website.
Previous #2 EIN Clip of The Week
'Look Down' - From: cliffedward
Something very different and well-worth checking out.
A moving photo slideshow using the theme from "Silkwood".
Inspired by the line from Men In Black, "Elvis ain't dead. He's just gone home".
3D Elvis 'Tiger Man'- From:tspope004
Fabulous 3D animated Elvis created with Lightwave animation software.
Created by Tim Pope this is very clever and took him 2 years!
Elvis in 3D 'Burning Love'- From: jediego80
More animation, not half as dynamic and having the feel of a commercial.
However this one is interesting for featuring Elvis himself looking on!
Very Surreal Animated Elvis: From: JoeSeigenthaler
While we are on the subject another weird oddity of animated Elvis.
A very funny "Ancient Elvis" with great leg & bottom action.
Rockin' out to Chuck Berry's 'Down the Road a Piece'.
'That's All Right' 55/68/72 from the Hayride to New York - From: budeta52
A clever idea, combining 3 versions of 'That's All Right'.
From Hayride to MSG this features some very nice photos of the eras.
Elvis always performed great versions of this classic.
'Jailhouse Rock' 57/68/77 - From: budeta52
Combining three Elvis performances with photos of the three eras.
Nice editing work.
Elvis' Women; 'Burning Love'
- From: anna8elvis
A GREAT Idea! - I guarantee you'll play this more than once!
Some of Elvis' best known girlfriends - No wonder he was a hunka-hunka Burnin' Love.
Elvis, a Man and his Motorcycles - From moodyblue77
"If you know anything about Elvis.. You know he loved motorcycles"
Set to King Creole's 'Trouble', this is a cute homage to the man and his bikes.
Elvis does Johnny Cash - From JAARNO88
Elvis' great Johnny Cash impersonation from August 14, 1970.
Set to a simple photo selection.
Johnny Cash does Elvis Presley - From blondie92126
Essential viewing after listening to Elvis' Johnny Cash impersonation above.
From an old b&w TV show, Johnny Cash does a funny impression of his friend Elvis.
'I'll Remember You' - From starlight888
A lovely look at Elvis and Priscilla set to the full-length studio recording.
If there's anything to be thankful for, it's that Elvis and Priscilla were together in the sixties - what fabulous hair!
'Stranger In My Own Home Town' - From purelistener
Another nice photo collage to a lesser known classic Elvis song.
What? Elvis a stranger in Beale street wearing his Harum Scarum get up! Get outta' here!!!
Some odd colour effects at time, but some great rare photos.
'We Can Make The Morning' - From purelistener
A lovely photo montage to this brilliant introspective ballad from 1971.
Great to see some of Elvis' lesser known songs on YouTube.
"Loneliness is darkness' first companion" - indeed.
(EIN thanks Andrew UK Brit for the input)
Elvis Having Fun! - By QueenDonut
A sensational compile of clips to make you laugh.
Set to the lesser-known 'When I'm Over You.'
Don't miss this great clip, one of the very best!
'I Can Help' - From starlight888
Excellent upbeat video showing Elvis in happy times and having fun.
Look out for Elvis in his prescription spectacles.
Nice to see another lesser-known Elvis track on YouTube.
'Pledging My Love' - From: purelistener
Another fine selection of photographs set to one of Elvis' great final recordings.
The unedited longer version on 'The Jungle Room Sessions' is even better.
(EIN thanks Sanja for the link)
Scotty Moore with Raul Malo & The Mavericks 'I Told You So' - From shirleyu812
Following on from Bill Black here is some recent great footage of Scotty Moore from the Elvis Tribute "All The Kings Men".
What a great song, very sweet indeed.
For another look at Scotty Moore also check out the fabulous DVD 'A Tribute To The King'
Elvis, Marilyn, and James Dean - From : littleprincess85
Great tribute to Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean.
A great song by The Bellamy Brothers.
(Thanks to Larry Geller)
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|EIN Update July 2 2007 - Another week of clampdowns from the Elvis Internet Police! Yet again there has been a high level of activity by the Elvis Internet Police with hundreds of clips removed (Noted above). Warner Bros have been playing spoil-sport to counteract footage from their up-coming movie re-releases. This seems strange as you would think that a cool YouTube clip is actually cheap publicity that would encourage fans to buy theofficial DVD! Similarly Warners remove the very popular 'Elvis On Tour' footage yet have no plans to release a special edition DVD that fans have been clamouring for since 2002. Disappointingly over six months since EPE started their 'Elvis Presley Central' it still features a paltry four clips. How on earth do EPE expect this to raise Elvis'profile and be a site "visited often by fans"? This week YouTube itself has also removed some of the best-known posters of Elvis clips, for instance Elvos77 and Robbo42 along with all their clips. (EIN News bulletin July 2nd 2007)
YouTube begins removing illegal Elvis footage: When EPE announced their plans to officially use YouTube to exploit the "Presley brand", EIN knew it wouldn't be long before illegal footage would start being removed. So far only the 'On Tour Outtakes' footage and 'That's The Way It Is' material has been removed. The notification says, "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Warner Bros Inc because its content was used without permission". Hopefully the positive result will be that Warners will see the enthusiasm Elvis fans have for this kind of material and they will finally release the long-awaited 'Elvis On Tour' DVD. 2007 has to be the key year to market these major releases. So far EPE has sadly only managed to post THREE videos at their 'Elvis Central'. See some removed clips noted above (EIN News bulletin Jan 21st 2007)
Official Elvis channel on YouTube: Recently, EPE posted on YouTube.com two promotional videos - one for Elvis: The Ultimate Film Collection (DVD set) and one for Christmas at Graceland 2006. EPE has now started up an official channel for Elvis videos on YouTube.com called Elvis Presley Central.
Elvis Presley Central debuted yesterday with Having Fun With Elvis In Burbank, the "funny reel" that is a bonus feature on the 2006 release Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD. Next up on Elvis Presley Central will be a special music video for A Little Less Conversation, which Elvis Insiders are now having a "first look" at in the members-only area of their site.
We hope you will enjoy Elvis Presley Central and help make it a popular channel on YouTube.com by visiting often and telling all your friends about it. Your support could also help Elvis have a big hit video on YouTube from time to time. Elvis Presley Central is one of many new ways to take Elvis and his work to new audiences. We also hope it will be a source of enjoyment and pride for his existing fan base as well. (News, Source: EPE January 10 2007)
December 2006 article in full.
Elvis Presley Marketed To Fresh Generation Of Fans via the internet and digital sources:
Elvis Presley’s marketing company is set to target teenagers and young people in 2007 in a bid to get the ing known to a new generation of fans. Paul Janowski, chief of marketing for Elvis Presley enterprises Inc, says they plan to make use of sites like YouTube and Myspace to exploit the Presley brand. Other digital tactics such as mobile phone technology and podcasts will also be targeted in the incentive.
He explains: “I can't try to sell somebody Elvis who doesn't know who he is ... that he's not just some guy who's been gone for 30 years. "Our opportunity demographic is really going to be 12 to 34 (years old), with a sweet spot around the 18-to-24 area.” Janowski continued to Billboard: “We will take our MySpace page and we will focus on expanding our number of friends on MySpace, that kind of thing. There's all kind of Elvis content on YouTube, things that we put up, things that fans put up." The Elvis Presley brand is still massive, with his state earning around $42million in 2006. His company now wants to expand that figure.
| Deleted Clips - The Elvis Internet Police at work ...
Don't Cry Daddy - Elvis & Lisa Marie; From: elvisjapan [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Fantastic video of Elvis and Lisa Marie.
Not the regular 20th Anniversary version!
Another highlight of the week.
'Memories' alt take - From Elvos1977 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Nicely produced, a great tribute.
One of my favourites this year.
Rare Home Movie 1957 - From: Gaslightsqyare [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Elvis gets his tractor stuck in the mud at Graceland & possibly Uncle Vester stops at the gates to greet the kids.
Note the Graceland gates are painted with red primer so had only just been installed..
Fantastic footage. A clip of the week!
'I've Lost You' - From ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
A lovely photo-montage set to one of Elvis' best ballads.
The live version from August 1970 & featuring some wonderful photos.
(With thanks to Rob V.)
'Twenty days and Twenty nights' - From: ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Very nice homage to Elvis through the years.
Another version of this great song this time set to a touching photo-montage.
'I'm Leaving' - From reeltidymusic [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Sensational video, this can make you cry.
Very nice edit, great live footage, rare home video plus a very underated classic Elvis song.
BEST clip of the week.
(With thanks to Rob V)
'Welcome To My World' - From: reeltidymusic [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Another neat idea combining Graceland images and footage from Aloha.
Dolly Parton even appears!
'For The Good Times'- From: ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
The very sweet studio version.
Set to a fine photo montage that features a few rare candid photos.
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' studio take 1: From: elvisjapan [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Sensational work from Elvis World Japan.
An almost a Capella version. Great lip-syncing.
As can be found on the FTD Nashville Marathon.
'Separate Ways' (Elvis and Priscilla 1972) From: CCPRH [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Great edit of home footage capturing the real essence of the lyrics.
Media, "Is your wife Priscilla with you?". Elvis, "No she's not."
Features fabulous and rare home footage
Warners' should check this for the eventual 'Elvis On Tour' DVD release.
"We're getting ready to test this suit out!"
Includes Elvis' Peacock Suit, Phoenix and two-piece suits.
Set to various costumes & stage performances through the years & features rare home video.
Elvis TTWII 'Mary In the Morning' rehearsal - From foolishrain [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
From the 2000 cinema release. Elvis red-shirt rehearsal having fun with the guys. Sadly after rehearsing 'Mary In the Morning' Elvis never performed the song in concert.
'Having Fun With Elvis In Burbank' [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
- One of the first three official videos posted by EPE.
Outtakes & bloopers compile
- Worth seeing if you haven't got the single disc DVD of the 'Comeback Special' where it was included as a bonus feature.
Too Much Monkey Business' - From glenvincert [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
A clever fake edit of Elvis singing this song live on stage.
Interestingly it is the 1980 Felton overdub version.
See EIN's review of the FTD 'Too Much Monkey Business'
'The Elvis Medley 1982' - From: DJeezy2008 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
A corny old favourite but with fun videos attached.
Features Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, Burning Love, Suspicious Minds.
'A Mess of Blues' take 1: From: ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Great song from 'Elvis Is Back' and Take 1 is a classic.
Set to a delightful set of photos.
A five star FTD - check the review, buy it now!
'Sweet Angeline' (splice) - From: reeltidymusic [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
A great idea combining footage from Elvis On Tour and various films.
This version creates the impression of a studio filmed sequence and is a splice of the backing track and the vocal dub.
'Polk Salad Annie' - From Josihno17 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Great song, and a great edit featuring an excellent mix of rare home-footage.
4 minutes of inspired Polk Salad lunacy.
Check the guitar throwing sequence, the nicely synced Karate and clever ending.
‘Let Yourself Go’ - Elvis 68 Comeback - From: stv0127 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
With a funkier back-beat this is the 68 TV special version.
A sensational video clip!
'Too Much Monkey Business' (Outake) - From: ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Great song with some amusing and rare photos.
Features the 'When Irish Eyes are smiling' intro.
She sure doesn't know her Elvis records though!
'Way Down' (extended live) - From: glenvincert [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Very clever video edit creating 'Way Down' live in 1972.
Great version, very fine edit.
Previous #3 EIN Clip of The Week
'Devil In Disguise' From: Jackiej61 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
By the mid sixties Colonel Parker was indeed the Devil In Disguise.
Nice idea. "You cheated and you schemed"
Some great sixties Elvis photos too.
Jailhouse Rock (DJ Spankox Remix) -From: DJeezy2008 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Having some fun messing with the colourised original video.
Note everyone's cup-of-tea but he calls it a "trial-video."
Flippy, real flippy!
'All I needed Was The Rain' (New version) - From: ted62100 [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Nice cool laid back bluesy version.
'Elvis Presley: A Miracle' - From 1234565top [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Marvellous and moving tribute to Elvis.
This will put a tear in your eye.
Set to Vince Gill's 'Go Rest High On That Mountain'
"I know your life on earth was troubled.
Only you could know the pain.."
'Trouble' (Robbie Williams Mash-up) From: ElvisStillRockz [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Short but sweet a clever idea.
Why not the full song?
The Twist with Elvis (Chubby Checker) - From: elvisjapan [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
EIN's favourite of the week and it's not even Elvis singing!
A fabulous compile of Elvis twisting to Chubby Checker's classic hit.
Can you name all the movie clips?
Previous #1 EIN Clip of The Week
'Baby What You Want Me To Do' (Live 69) From tcbTnT [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Cool clip using 68 Comeback footage to the rocking live Vegas version.
Clever edit also includes TTWI rehearsal material.
I'm Leavin' - From tcbTnT [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
A very poignant tribute.
The video features footage of Elvis singing this great song live.
Another clip to bring a tear to your eye.
Elvis Presley: The King of Music! Forever! - From: 1234565top [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Just in case anyone has forgotten why we are all Elvis fans.
A compile of 'Great Performances'
Six minutes of Elvis delight
'For The Good Times' (Take 3) From: ademarbosa [Jan 2009 REMOVED]
Great version without overdubs.
Set to a delightful selection of photos.
Taken from the FTD 6363.