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Lisa Marie Presley's World R.I.P. - Updated May 2023
- Baz's 'ELVIS' Movie - Updated May 2023
Monday 31 July 2023
'Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback' Review: Opening in cinemas worldwide last night, "MovieWeb" have described the new documentary as "An eye-opening look at Elvis' major Comeback attempt".
Their review includes...
.. Elvis may have died on August 16 1977 but his music, passion for the craft, and his legendary status as the King of Rock ’n’ Rock continues to live on to this day. Audiences never tire of The King. Baz Luhrmann’s stunning biopic ELVIS nabbed Academy Award nominations while 'Priscilla' from director Sofia Coppola hits theaters in September.
There have been numerous adaptations of Elvis' life and just when you think you’ve learned everything about the man, another filmmaker comes along and surprises you with something inventive. This time, it is John Scheinfeld, who wrote and directed the captivating documentary 'Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback'.
The documentary establishes what’s at stake early on as Steve Binder recounts the night of Elvis’ comeback — the mounting pressure, the intensity of the production, and the fact that Elvis almost didn’t make it onto the stage. From the get-go, director John Scheinfeld ignites the story he wants to tell with something interesting and a purpose to follow through on. What truly went into the making of that special, and what would it ultimately mean for Elvis Presley?
Most documentaries have a gaggle of talking heads. It’s no different here, however its makes great use of the commentators they bring on board.
There’s singer/songwriter Darius Rucker, actor/singer Drake Milligan, and author Gillian Gaar (see EIN interview here), among others. All of it helps weaves together a story you feel inclined to stay with until the very end.
The heart of the doc, it seems, comes from Binder’s own revelations, which have long been kept under wraps. His interest is in Elvis the man, Elvis the entertainer, and Elvis the great television presence — he was expected to create a showstopping TV event at the time — shines through mightily. Interestingly, while the documentary does leap back through Elvis’ history, it doesn’t stay there too long to weigh this project down. We learn how the NBC special came to life and what happened to Elvis before, during and, perhaps, after that. And, how Binder had an entirely different
vision for the special, which Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker, didn't jive with. Watching and hearing how that played out is downright fascinating.
'Reinventing Elvis' offers yet another passionate look at an icon nobody wants to forget. And these glimpses back into 1968, and seeing Elvis on stage, is a treasure. The best moment in this doc, and perhaps that beloved special from so long ago, is watching Elvis Presley croon the song If I Can Dream in its entirely.
Talk about showstopping.

For tickets and info on more cinema showings this week World-wide - GO HERE now.
Go here for full Movieweb review
(News, Source;Movieweb/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis News Report August 2023': Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier presents all the recent news including.. Re-Inventing Elvis new doco, Anita Wood RIP, Priscilla the movie, fans' favourite Elvis Funeral songs, Elvis airplanes, restoring an Elvis movie poster and much much more..

Runs 18 minutes


Click HERE to YouTube well worth watching

(News, Source;EM/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Final Home For Sale: Lisa Marie's Calabasas, CA, home where she lived up until her tragic death has been listed for US$4.6 million.
Lisa Marie moved into the home in 2020 but was only renting the property with the option to buy when she died unexpectedly in January. She did not own the property.
The home includes six bedrooms and seven baths. It includes a home theatre, a wine cellar, a pool and views of the surrounding canyon.
Lisa Marie lived there with her ex-husband Danny Keough and her twins Harper and Finley, 14, whom she shared with her ex, Michael Lockwood.
The news of Lisa Marie's being put up for sale comes just weeks after her official cause of death was released.
The report revealed that Lisa Marie died from sequelae of small bowel obstruction and that drugs did not contribute to her death.
(News, Source/EIN)

Friday 28 July 2023

‘Las Vegas Closing Night 1972’ New MRS: The UK ‘Memphis Recording Service’ (MRS) label will release a deluxe 2CD set, and an single VINYL LP  titled ‘Las Vegas Closing Night 1972’ both on 29th September 2023.
The CD and the LP features a live performance recorded on 4 September 1972, during the last night of Elvis’ seventh engagement in Las Vegas at the Hilton Hotel.
The show is presented in stereo.
A bonus CD of remastered rehearsal tracks, recorded days before the engagement began, is also included.
The accompanying booklet - featuring rare photographs and memorabilia from the final evening – also includes liner notes that set the scene.
Please note the bonus CD is not available on the LP.
This is a follow up to their successful 4cd set ‘Las Vegas Summer Festival 1972’
Go to 'All The CD News 2023' for tracklistings

EIN Note: The 4 Sept Dinner show has previously been released in mono by FTD 'Destination USA' and also the 2009 Madison bootleg 'A Hilton Double Shot'
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisinfoNet)

LP TRACKLIST  Sept 4 1972 (Dinner Show)
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra       
02. See See Rider           
03. Johnny B. Goode           
04. Until It’s Time For You To Go   
05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me   
06. Polk Salad Annie           
07. What Now My Love       
08. Fever               
09. Love Me               
10. Blue Suede Shoes           
11. Heartbreak Hotel           
12. All Shook Up           
SIDE B – 26:42
01. Love Me Tender           
02. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   
03. Little Sister / Get Back       
04. Hound Dog           
05. I'll Remember You       
06. Suspicious Minds           
07. For The Good Times       
08. A Big Hunk O' Love       
09. You Gave Me A Mountain   
10. Can't Help Falling In Love   

Go to 'All The CD News 2023' for tracklistings

Thursday 27 July 2023
'Elvis 1970 Houston' by Paul Belard: An announcement we missed. The new book by Elvis author Paul Belard 'Elvis 1970 Houston' is out now.
This is Belard's first book looking at Elvis in the seventies and it investigates the week of Feb 25 to March 2 when Elvis presented his first concerts outside Las Vegas at the Astrodome in Houston.
The six Houston shows attracted 207,494 people and set an attendance record for the Astrodome. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s main goal was to raise scholarship funds for needy boys and girls. Of all the celebrities that performed at the rodeo concert series, Elvis made the biggest impression. They had to go through tough negotiations with the Colonel to get Elvis booked, and although they explained to the Colonel that this was an event for which they volunteered and did not make a profit on, the Colonel responded, “Well, so we can get this thing off on the right foot: I won’t give anybody a stick of gum. Now y’all start talking.”
The book is in large format, 200 pages, includes hundreds of images.
EIN review coming soon.
(News, Source;PB/ ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis UK Beyond RCA' Print Edition. To satisfy collectors who need physical versions of books rather than E-Books, UK authors John Townson and Gordon Minto are now publishing a soft-backed PRINT COPY of 'Elvis UK Beyond RCA The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley's British Non-RCA LPs 1974-1997'.
It is a second edition, updated and slightly revised. The book is a newly written 377 page, fully comprehensive text, follows on from our previous publications in the Elvis UK series, each of them acclaimed by collectors, and provides the ultimate guide to Elvis’s non-RCA LP album releases issued in the UK between 1974-1997.
This new volume complements - and extends considerably - information relating to these particular releases included in our original books Elvis UK, published in 1987, and Elvis UK2, published in 2002
The softback book is being sold exclusively through Now Dig This / Elvis The Man And His Music.
It will retail for £45 (includes p&p in the UK) overseas customers will have to pay the higher postage costs.
Go here to Elvis The Man And His Music for more info and to purchase.
Read EIN's 'Elvis UK Beyond RCA' book review here
(News, Source;GM/ElvisInfoNet)

Vintage Rock #64: The new issue of the excellent UK magazine Vintage Rock features Little Richard and Elvis once again.
They travel to Little Richard's hometown of Macon, Georgia, to uncover the Architect of Rock'n'Roll's complex relationship with the city that banished him before later realising his genius.

They also talk to Donna Presley who reveals all to Vintage Rock about her years spent living at cousin Elvis' Graceland mansion and Circle G ranch.
Plus there's more Elvis action as we grab our popcorn to take a deep dive into his finest big-screen role in King Creole.

Elsewhere, we meet Giles Martin who takes us inside his immersive reimagining of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album and catch up with Liverpool rockabilly trio Furious as they mark their 20th anniversary in the music business.

Go here to their V.R. website for  more info or keep an eye out at your local newsagents

(News, Source;VR/EIN)

Lisa Marie's Twin Daughters 'lawyer up': According to the US media, the battle over Lisa Marie's estate is far from over, as 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley have now retained lawyers to ensure they are getting a fair share of the Elvis Presley fortune.
Having witnessed the family infighting that started only weeks after Lisa Marie's tragic death maybe this is purely a sensible legal move.
In the new legal filing, obtained exclusively by The Blast, 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood are requesting a guardian ad litem for Lisa Marie’s trust case that their sister Riley Keough filed back in June.
The twins want their legal protection because they are minors, and there remains a dispute over the distribution of the massive Presley estate. Basically, they want to ensure they get paid everything they are entitled to while the remaining family members all carve out their pieces.
Both twins are beneficiaries of the Trust.
In June 2023 Riley Keough and Priscilla finally reached an agreement over the late Lisa Marie’s estate.
It was noted that "In settling the claims pending in Priscilla's Petition, the parties are saving significant legal fees and are likewise avoiding the spectacle of intra-family litigation that would have not in the best interests of the family.”
Riley was named the sole Trustee of her mother’s estate and the sub-trusts for her 14-year-old twin sisters, Harper and Finley Lockwood. She is now charged with safeguarding and investing the money “in a manner consistent with the needs of the beneficiaries, and not influenced by the desire of a Trustee.”
Lisa Marie’s half-brother, Navarone Garibaldi, was granted one-ninth of the Trust, according to the court filing. The rest will be split among Riley, Finley, and Harper.
Priscilla will receive a one-time, lump sum payment from the Trust for an undisclosed amount.
According to court documents Priscilla was removed as the Trustee from her daughter’s estate on May 11.
(News, Source;Yahoo/ElvisInfoNet) - EIN thanks Larry C for the word-up

Sunday 23 July 2023 - - - - EIN special with lots of Sunday reading ... - - - -
'Reinventing Elvis: The ‘68 Comeback' In Cinemas: As EIN reported on June 30, this new documentary film will will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ Tuesday, August 15 in the US and Canada and internationally on Wednesday, August 16 in the UK, Latin America, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
However 'Reinventing Elvis: The ‘68 Comeback' will play on more than 800 movie screens worldwide beginning July 30 for special presentations.
For tickets, along with complete local date and showtime information World-wide - GO HERE now.
In Australia, 'Reinventing Elvis' has been announced for “big screen” showings in selected Hoyts Cinemas from Sunday, July 30 (more than a fortnight before the Paramount+ debut!) - Aussie fans check your local Hoyts Cinema website or above link for screening details.
'Reinventing Elvis: The ‘68 Comeback' will be accompanied by special cinema-only material, including an introduction by legendary TV director Steve Binder, who brought the special to the screen, and additional scenes that aren’t in the final film, in addition to the debut of a music video by Latin music sensation Maffio, offering a salsa twist on Elvis' “Blue Suede Shoes.”
The special viewings of REINVENTING ELVIS comes two weeks before making its global streaming debut on Paramount+.
Produced by acclaimed music and film producer Spencer Proffer and his company Meteor 17, 'Reinventing Elvis' is directed by noted documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld and executive produced by Bruce Gilmer and Steve Binder.
It takes a deeper dive into the making of the Comeback Special,
featuring interviews from some of the surviving performers and audience members (EIN contributor Joan Gansky was interviewed for this film - see her 68 Comeback article here), as well as Presley experts placing it in the context of the times and the singer's career. But as the filmmakers knew, director Steve Binder remains the final authority on this particular slice of rock history.
The now-90- year-old director shares some new stories from his one-on-one collaboration with Presley, and why he thinks that Tom Hanks should have gotten an Oscar nomination for his divisive portrayal of Parker in Elvis.
Binder explains that Elvis lived on the NBC studio lot during the shoot while his wife, Priscilla Presley, and their then-newborn daughter, Lisa Marie, were living elsewhere.
"Elvis had rented a home for Priscilla and the baby in Beverly Hills, and didn't want to waste time traveling back and forth".
As a consultant on Luhrmann's ELVIS, Binder had the surreal experience of watching his own history repeat itself as drama with the movie's stellar recreation of the Comeback Special.
Despite some factual liberties, Binder counts himself as a big fan of Luhrmann's ELVIS. "Overall I was really pleased with it and I thought it served its purpose. People have seen it over and over again, and those who were never exposed to Elvis before got to see him."
(News, Source:Hoyts/Paramount/EIN)

'How Tom Cruise helped Austin Butler get the starring role in ELVIS': Some interesting Sunday reading from author Trina Young.
...  On the afternoon of February 13, 2023, newly acclaimed star of the 2022 ELVIS movie, Austin Butler, was photographed with Hollywood legend Tom Cruise at the Oscars luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. While first-time Oscar nominee Butler, and film icon, Cruise, exchanged chit-chat, little did anyone know how significant their connection was. By a twist of fate, Cruise enabled Butler to get his life-changing role in the box office hit directed by Baz Luhrmann called ELVIS.
Five years earlier, Butler was up for the role of “Rooster” in Top Gun: Maverick. The character of Rooster was the son of Anthony Edwards’ iconic character in the original Top Gun. Edwards’ role as “Goose” was Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) best friend and flying partner in the film. Ultimately, the role of Rooster went to Miles Teller.
... “The thing that Austin Butler got the closest to was ‘Top Gun.’ When I cast that role.. I felt so passionate about Austin."
Continue here to elvis-news.com for the full story
(News, Source;TY/EIN)

'Elvis 1958: Farewell to the Young Man With the Big Beat': More fascinating Sunday reading.. from one of our favourite music sites Robert C. Gilbert's Listening Sessions'
Gilbert has done some very thorough research and captures the true importance of Elvis' last sessions as he heads into the army..   
The essay considers the recordings Elvis made in 1958 as induction into the US Army loomed. Collectively, they are some of his finest and most fiery work.
....  On Friday, December 20, 1957, Elvis Presley went to Nashville. He came from Memphis to give Colonel Tom Parker a BMW Isetta the next day in Madison, a suburb of Nashville where Parker lived, for Christmas. That day, Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires, the quartet that had been singing backup with Elvis in the studio and in concert since June 1956, also stopped by Parker’s house to get the group’s holiday bonus cheques.
Stoker and Elvis got to chatting. With Saturday night meaning Opry night, Elvis wondered if Stoker was heading to the Ryman Auditorium. Wistfully, Elvis said he would go if only he had something to wear. Stoker arranged for him to visit a clothing shop and much to Stoker’s astonishment, Elvis picked out a full
tuxedo, cummerbund and all.
Elvis’ night at the Opry - revisiting the place where three years earlier, he experienced his first major setback after lightning struck on a hot summer night at Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service in the form of a jittery, on-the-fly cover of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’ - was immortalized in a series of photos of him with a cross section of country music’s brightest lights: Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Brenda Lee, Faron Young and others.
While at the Ryman, Elvis also saw T. Tommy Curter, who was, among other things, credited as being the first non-Memphis disc jockey to play an Elvis record. In the first part of Peter Guralnick’s definitive biography of 'Elvis, Last Train to Memphis', Curter recounts his conversation with the singer that night.
Elvis told an incredulous Curter how lonesome he felt. He elaborated: “I can’t go get a hamburger, I can’t go in some little greasy joint. I can’t go water skiing or shopping.” It was of a melancholia that Stoker sensed had enveloped Elvis. He recalled to Guralnick that at the end of the night, Elvis proceeded to change back into the clothes he was wearing earlier that day before hitting the road back to Memphis. That new tux he just bought? Stoker watched as Elvis dumped the whole thing into a barrel.
Two days prior, he had finally learned what had long been speculated: he was going to be drafted into the United States Army. In early September, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black - the musicians who had been with Elvis since the very
start - sent a letter informing him that they were going to quit working for him. The final, humiliating blow was being denied the time they had been promised to record a few tracks at the end of a three-day session at Radio Recorders in Hollywood....
Click here to Robert C. Gilbert's Listening Sessions to continue reading. --- EIN highly recommended!
(News, SourceRG/ElvisInfoNet)

Paul Simon Talks Elvis: For US pop star Paul Simon as a child of the 1950s he was naturally enamoured by the inventive new rock'n'roll sounds he heard on the airwaves, and in his mind, it was more exciting than he could possibly comprehend.
During this era of music, the likes of Little Richard and Chuck Berry were pioneering innovators who permanently changed the art form, draping it in their own DNA. While both men put rock music on the map, it wasn’t until Elvis Presley adopted their style that rock music became mainstream.
Elvis had every corner of America humming along to his tunes, and as an impressionable youngster, Simon became utterly obsessed with ‘The King’. During an interview with SPIN in 1987, the New Yorker discussed his biggest influences..
Simon said, “Elvis was there. He was the most important force in rock ‘n’ roll, no question about it. Nobody even close. It was his invention, he blended
black and white music, and that’s the single most powerful idea that’s emerged from rock ‘n’ roll. Plus he had the voice, a great investment.
When I first heard Elvis perform my composition 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' it was unbelivable, and I thought to myself, how the hell can I compete with that?!"

He also name-dropped The Everly Brothers as a significant influence on his artistry and admitted there “wouldn’t have been a Simon and Garfunkel without the Everly Brothers.”
But Simon’s discovery of Elvis proved one of the most pivotal in his life. Hearing Presley on the radio for the first time is a memory he’ll never forget.. “I remember in that parking lot being in the backseat of my parents’ car when they went shopping, and hearing Elvis Presley for the first time on the radio, ‘That’s Alright, Mama’. The announcer said, ‘Now here’s a singer named Elvis Presley, every time he performs in the south, there’s riot every time he sings.'”
Following the death of Presley, like millions of others, Simon paid tribute to the musical icon and took a voyage to Graceland, which inspired his next album of the same name. While a chunk of the trip was similar to any other tourist experience, his emotions spiralled out of control once the singer-songwriter laid eyes on Elvis’ grave.
“Graceland itself was just a business. Big parking lots, you buy your ticket, get on a bus, and wait in line. There’s a tour, guides, and they take you through the house and show you Elvis’s this and Elvis’s that. It’s a very common experience, but nevertheless, at the end, you come out onto the grounds and there are the graves of his mother, his father, and him.
Even though it’s so commercial, then on the plaque on Presley’s grave, it says he was given the gift of this incredible voice that has touched millions of people all around the world. And that’s just what it is. A gift.”

Swayed by the sincerity of those who had travelled to the musical landmark to pay their respects to Elvis, his song then became the story of a heartbroken divorced man and his young son making a pilgrimage to Graceland in search of redemption.
(News, Source: FarOutMagazine/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 20 July 2023

(Book Review) 'Fact vs. Fiction in the 2022 ELVIS Movie' (Trina Young): EIN’s Nigel Patterson recently sat down to read Trina Young’s fourth book about Elvis. Given its core intent, Fact vs. Fiction in the 2022 ELVIS Movie is not a standard narrative, but rather, an illuminating treatise assessing degrees of fact and fiction in what was the most successful non-franchise movie of 2022, Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular assault on your visual and auditory senses, ELVIS.

For the core section of the book, Ms Young rates each scene based on four different criteria (note that for each scene it's time in the film is included). The author then provides narrative details for each of the last three criteria, the Storyline information often running to several pages. Her ratings for historical accuracy (truth) can be truly enthralling.

Read Nigel’s 1,750-word review

(Book Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Aloha From Hawaii' Re-Master promo: Fans can listen to "An American Trilogy" -- off the new ' Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite' out August 11!
Featuring expertly remixed new tracks of rehearsals and bonus songs by Matt Ross-Spang, this iconic concert is one to own.
"An American Trilogy" is out now wherever you stream. Listen here: https://elvis.lnk.to/AAT

70 Years Ago – Elvis launches recording career for $4.00: One of the most remarkable careers in music history got off to an inauspicious start on July 18, 1953, when an 18-year-old Elvis Presley walked into the Memphis Recording Service to cut his first demo.
Memphis Recording Service shared a building with Sun Records, the independent label that Sam Phillips founded in 1952 to record R&B, country and, eventually, rock 'n' roll artists. Phillips had previously licensed his recordings to other labels, such as Chicago's Chess Records and LA's Modern Records, but when his relationships with those companies soured, he launched his label out of necessity.

Presley walked into the Memphis Recording Service and shelled out approximately $4 to record two songs on an acetate disc. For the A-side, he chose the pop music standard "My Happiness," popularized by Jon and Sondra Steele in 1948. For the B-side, he recorded "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," which became a hit for the vocal group the Ink Spots in 1941.
Listen to “My Happiness”          Listen to “That’s When My Heartaches Begin”

Some accounts claim that Elvis wanted to make a record to give to his mother, Gladys Presley, as a birthday present. But it would have been a late gift, as Gladys' birthday was April 25. (It also would have been a bad gift, as Presley's family didn't own a record player at the time.) It's more likely that Presley, then less than two months out of high school, paid for his studio time with the hopes of being noticed and plucked out of obscurity by Phillips.

Yet it wasn't Phillips who initially worked with Presley. That honor went to his assistant, Marion Keisker, who was reportedly running the studio alone on that fateful day. Keisker's exchange with the future star has since become the stuff of legend.
"It was a busy Saturday afternoon," Keisker told Q magazine in 2000. "The office was full of people wanting to make personal records. He came in, said he wanted to make a record.

I told him he'd have to wait and he said OK. He sat down. While he was waiting, we had a conversation. He said he was a singer. I said, 'What kind of singer are you?' He said, 'I sing all kinds.' I said, 'Who do you sound like?' He said, 'I don't sound like nobody.'"
Presley recorded his two songs to little fanfare and went on his way. "After he'd sung his song, for which we charge $4 for recording, we said maybe we'd call him over sometime to cut a commercial disc," said Phillips' brother and Sun Records co-founder Jud Phillips. "He didn't seem too enthusiastic, but I think that was because he wasn't at all sure of his own ability."

The singer returned to Sun Records in January 1954 to cut another two-song acetate disc — "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" and "It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You" — which once again failed to turn heads. Several months later, Phillips called him back to record a ballad called "Without You" that he thought would suit Presley. It didn't work out, but the frustrating sessions eventually yielded Presley's debut single, a cover of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right," kick-starting the singer's career and an entire genre.
In the wake of Presley's groundbreaking success, his debut recording became a highly sought-after piece of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. The record sold for $300,000 at a Graceland auction on Jan. 8, 2015, which would have been the King's 80th birthday.
(News, Source: Bryan Rolli, UltimateClassicRock.com)

Adelaide, Australia to get “all shook up”: Elvis fans are in for a thrilling experience as the highly anticipated 2023 Adelaide Elvis Festival comes to town in September.
The event will showcase some of the world’s best International Elvis tribute artists including renowned performers like Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis, Ted Torres, and Canadian artist Bruno Nesci.
Building on the success of the sold-out 2022 edition, the festival will feature five unique performances, each highlighting different periods of The King’s iconic career. Backed by the world-famous & Adelaide’s very own ‘Tributes in Concert band’, led by the extraordinary Jason Russo on drums.
The festival kick offa on Friday, Sept 1, with ‘Jumpsuit Heaven,’ a tribute to Elvis, all the hits from the ’70s. On Saturday, Sept 2, fans can revel in ‘The Year that Was ’73,’ dedicated to the legendary Stax Sessions and world breaking ‘Aloha’ concert.
Saturday evening's ‘Sun to Sundial,’ will take spectators on a musical journey through Elvis’s entire career, spanning from 1955 to 1977.
Sunday, Sept 3, offers a unique opportunity for concert-goers to witness ‘Elvis Stripped Back: Raw & Intimate,’ where the talented performers will come together to showcase their skills.
The grand finale of the festival, ‘Elvis Box Set,’ will treat the audience to a mesmerizing collection of songs from Elvis’s greatest albums, ensuring a memorable and fitting conclusion to this remarkable event.
Tickets for the Adelaide Elvis Festival are now on sale- For Tickets & Info: Click here or visit Ticketek
(News, Source: GlamAdelaide.com.au)

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Tuesday 18 July 2023

Elvis and Spotify: EIN apologises to our readers for our recent post on "Elvis rating high on Spotify". Now and then there's a fool such as our EIN fact checker who was emotional, tired and hoodwinked by a Fake-News graphic that had been posted on multiple Elvis fan-club sites. We should have known better.
We, of course, had presumed that the new Luhrmann ELVIS biopic had fans 'all shook up' and so had pushed Elvis' streaming numbers (in a unnamed European country) above Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Ray. Which of course is not the case. Teenagers are everywhere nowadays and not listening to Elvis.
So posting "Fake News" does not help the cause.
On a positive note - as we stated - Elvis' overall streaming earnings are still in the millions (US$1.55 million earned in 2021) and that was before the ELVIS movie
Comparing "legendary musicians" (data compiled by Money.co.uk) we can compare who would earn the most on Spotify/ streaming.
.. The music industry remains divided on whether streaming services are damaging or a force for good.
It's hard to imagine how some of our collective culture's biggest stars – many of whom are no longer with us – would have fared in a creative climate that relies heavily on the internet economy to get by.

An analysis of the listener and follower profiles of the likes of Elvis, David Bowie, Sinatra, Prince etc has found that some of these stars could have been raking in a considerable amount of money through means that didn't exist during the heights of their careers.

As of July 2023 - this month - ELVIS has around 17% the monthly listeners of top rating The Weeknd and 18.5% of Taylor Swift's listeners.
For someone who has been dead for 45 years, that surely is pretty impressive.... This is what the real figures show.
- The Weeknd - 106,239,772 monthly listeners
- Taylor Swift - 97,331,661 monthly listeners
Looking at Spotify this month Elvis is beaten by the easy/ chilled-listening music of Bob Marley but still going strong...
- Bob Marley - 20,448,019 monthly listeners
- Elvis Presley - 17,862,000 monthly listeners
- David Bowie - 16,785,582 monthly listeners
- Frank Sinatra - 13,494,159 monthly listeners
- Johnny Cash - 11,908,376 monthly listeners
- Prince - 11,486,979 monthly listeners
We have to add that The Beatles have 31,145,100 listeners. When one considers that Bob Marley is playing from every seaside cafe worldwide perhaps it is not so surprising that he beats Elvis in overall streaming figures.

- Another chart shows this month's Elvis' album chart positions for streaming on both Spotify and I-tunes. Again these albums are decades old but still hanging on!

Top Elvis streamed songs this month are...
Can't Help Falling in Love
- 711,913,780
Jailhouse Rock
- 396,974,720
Suspicious Minds
- 390,069,620
Blue Christmas
- 294,876,900
Burning Love
- 246,244,520
Hound Dog
- 218,734,450
'A.L.L.C' remix
- 180,605,770
(News, Source;NP/EIN)

"A.I." Elvis Studio Jams: Plenty of EIN readers contacted us about EIN's recent article on Elvis sings 'Poor Man's Gold'.
EIN states right away that "We do NOT need poor quality "Elvis Presley A.I." versions of every crappy song out there! But Unfinished Business was great to hear."
A lot of EIN readers could not believe that it wasn't actually Elvis as it was so damn close.
AND of course there is plenty more out there.
One that we would like to mention is by Elvis "Voice AI experience"
They sensibly state... "The intention here is just to share,
with those who appreciate Elvis like I do, some reasonably decent results using an A.I.-generated voice that bears a striking resemblance to Elvis. There's absolutely no intention for profit or any kind of monetization. Let's take it for what it is: an imperfect and whimsical make-believe, nothing more!
To those who don't appreciate AI-generated works, please kindly refrain from disturbing the ambiance with unnecessary comments.
The reason for using excerpts with Elvis' voice is solely to demonstrate that the real voice and the one created by AI are indeed similar, and also, to make the video more enjoyable."

EIN loves the "Studio Jam" session feel he creates and it makes it sound very real with Elvis picking up and

running on various songs.
Personally I would note that the 'El Paso / Jesse James' jam (CLICK HERE) was the cleverest - while 'Most Beautiful Girl  / We Had It All' was my favourite for hearing what Elvis might have done. At the same time stating that we are actually glad that Elvis never recorded / finished those songs. And THANK GOD Elvis' version of 'Feelings' was never put down on tape!
Go here to Elvis "Voice AI" for all their clips

Now as EIN readers you can have your say - Please contact us here are tell us what you think.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Goldmine Summer Issue: Goldmine is one of the best and longest running music magazines in the world.
Goldmine kicks off this new Summer 2023 issue with five alternate covers for the subscriber & newsstand including one on ' Elvis Presley Comeback Special'.
The other covers are, The Kinks, Jethro Tull, The Damned and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.
In the summer 2023 issue:
• New documentary views Elvis’ Comeback Special via Steve Binder’s lens
• Jethro Tull continue to be vibrant, releasing the wonderful album RökFlöte
• The Kinks’ celebration of their songs strives with latest collection, The Journey
• The Damned put out a damned good record in Darkadelic
• The Four Seasons drop the Ultimate Collection box set
• Going behind the iron curtain with Blood, Sweat & Tears
• Billy Squier still cares about the state of rock and roll
• Peter Case picks 10 albums that changed his life
... AND More!
Go here to Goldmine for more info
(News, Source;NP/EIN)

Sunday 16 July 2023
'Elvis UK3 The Ultimate Guide CD Releases' E-Book UPDATE: "Attention Elvis UK books fans!" the 'Elvis UK3 The Ultimate Guide to Elvis Presley’s British CD Releases 1983-2005' e-book is now available as downloadable file, rather than being accessed via a cloud-based server and can now be ordered from our website www.elvisukbooks.co.uk
Recently, everyone who bought a copy of the flipbook, released in 2021, was contacted to let them know that as of the end of August this year, the book would only be available as a download version. In practical terms, this decision means that from now on both old and new customers will have direct access to the files which will reside on their own device – and that no one will have to log in to access them. And while the book will no longer be updated, all of the extensive features offered by the flip technology will be fully retained on the download version.
While most people who bought the flipbook have already responded to our communication and have received the download instructions, there are still a few people who haven’t yet replied and who we cannot get in touch with. Clearly, we do not want anyone to lose access.
Therefore, if you are one of those who hasn’t yet responded, then please contact us at sales@elvisukbooks.co.uk and we will send you the relevant details to access your download version.
Many thanks for your interest and support.
- Gordon Minto & John Townson
(News, Source;ElvisUK)
From the first Elvis CD release 'The Legend' in 1983 to 'Rolled Gold' CD 450 and beyond, this book covers everything in stunning detail. With 1,400 pages and over a million words plus 4,000 plus illustrations this is a fabulous book for Elvis CD collectors - Please check out EIN's 2021 book review here.

Riley Keough emotional tribute to Lisa Marie and brother Ben: Riley Keough has published an unseen photograph of her mother Lisa Marie Presley and brother Benjamin Keough, on what is the third anniversary of her brother's death. Benjamin Keough took his own life on July 13, 2020.
The young actress took to her Instagram page and published a picture of her late family members, with the simple message 'Missing you both' and a love heart.
At the time his mother Lisa Marie was said to be 'inconsolable' and 'devastated' after his shock death.
Unbelievably the Presley family then suffered the major shock when Lisa Marie died on January 12, 2023.

Riley posted, 'Lucky to have had the best and most deeply loving mama I could have asked for.'

More recently, Riley admitted that she 'misses' her mother as well as her brother Benjamin Keough while honoring the three-year anniversary of his untimely death.
Along with Benjamin and Riley, Lisa Marie's family also includes 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley with ex-husband Michael Lockwood. They divorced in 2016.

On the same day Riley published her tribute to Lisa and Benjamin, she learned that she had been nominated for an Emmy for her work in the Hulu series Daisy Jones & the Six.
She is up for lead actress in a limited /anthology series/ movie and will go head-to-head with the likes of Beef's Ali Wong and George & Tammy's Jessica Chastain.

(News, Source:ElvisInfoNet/Yahoo)

New and upcoming releases on Amazon US and Amazon UK: The new 'Elvis Aloha From Hawaii' 3CD + Bluray set from Sony Music is released on August 11:

Bride married at Graceland finds Elvis memorabilia when she gets home: Elvis has left the building- Or, at least some of his stuff left his home at Graceland, for a while before being returned.
Lisa Jennings, from Iowa, got married at Graceland this summer and when she returned home, she discovered some Elvis memorabilia from the estate - including Elvis' Aloha crown - had ended up in her luggage.
Jennings returned the items to the home of the rock ‘n roll king, but not before leaving her all shook up.
“I’m like, Elvis touched this stuff. This is huge. This should not have left Memphis. Like, how did we get this?”
Jennings’ husband had a clue, however.
“He goes, ‘Oh, so-and-so, the wedding planner. He put it in our car. I thought it was yours,’” Jennings said.
After her discovery, Jennings called Graceland and a representative of the estate suggested she mailed the items back!
Jennings however wanted to know it was going back to the Graceland so the representative agreed to come up to
Iowa and pick it up.
Jennings said she put the question to Graceland employees of how this box of artifacts was even able to get mixed up with her luggage in the first place.
“We don’t know. We don’t know. She said it was a big accident. They had to review videos and footage,” Jennings said. “She said it takes two keys to get to the vault. And that, in 40 years, this has never happened.”
Jennings was the perfect person to make the discovery because she immediately worked to get the items back home, but also because of how much Elvis means to her.
Jennings said carrying a home a few pieces of Elvis’ life was surreal and exciting, but she also knew, in the end, the crown had to return to the King.
(News, Source: KCRG;Gray Media Group)

Art duo takes on Elvis with their Suspicious Behinds: A pair of queer alien Elvises on an Australian country roadside want to know: Are You Loathsome Tonight? Art duo The Huxleys' latest exhibition Disgraceland is a camp and otherworldly tribute to Elvis Presley, a contemporary echo of how strange the singer might have seemed starting out in small-town USA during the 1950s.
Growing up in suburban Australia, both Garrett and Will Huxley both looked to the King of Rock 'n' Roll's alternative image of masculinity - theatrical, effeminate and glamorous.
"We were both queer kids feeling really at odds with our environment and seeing someone like Elvis was very inspirational," Will Huxley told AAP.
Parts of Disgraceland have been shown at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and online, but the August show at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne is the first time the project has been displayed in full.
It gives free reign to their love of puns and innuendo, with works titled "Suspicious Behinds",
"Are You Loathsome Tonight" and "Rebels Without Applause".
It all started when The Huxleys were approached by ELVIS costume designer Catherine Martin to feature in her guest-edited Elvis tribute edition of Vogue Living in 2022.
When they discovered Elvis had a stillborn twin, the idea of two Elvises took hold and became one giant photography project. They shot much of the series in Victoria's northeast and in Albury-Wodonga, with some wild experiences taking staged pictures on country roadsides.
On one 35C day on a back road outside Chiltern, the duo were in full costume when a local pulled up in his ute and said they didn't look anything like the Elvis he remembered.
The Huxleys' work crosses from visual art to performance and back again.
Disgraceland is on at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, August 9-20, with a workshop on August 15 and performance night on August 12.
 (News, Source: AAP; Liz Hobday, Illawarra Mercury)

Friday 14 July 2023
Lisa Marie Cause of Death "Small Bowel Obstruction": Today the genuine cause for Lisa Marie's sudden death, like her father at all too young an age, has been revealed by the LA coroner as "Small Bowel Obstruction".
This sounds all so familiar with Elvis similarly suffering colon dis-function and related heart-failure.  
As EIN pointed out back in January (see below) the Tabloid Media suggesting Depression /Diet/ Drugs /Suicide have always published pure bullshit that fan should ignore. .
Poor Lisa Marie, poor Presley family.   
... According to the medical examiner's report, Lisa Marie was facing a number of health issues ahead of her sudden death in January..
The report states that Lisa Marie's death in January was caused by a “sequelae of a small bowel obstruction" which developed after she underwent bariatric surgery several years ago. As noted on the report, the obstruction was in the form of strangulated small bowel caused by adhesions that can develop after weight-loss surgery.
According to the report Lisa Marie was found unresponsive at
her home in Calabasas by her ex-husband Danny Keough and died hours later after being hospitalized on January 12.
Lisa Marie was feeling ill and had complaints of abdominal pain that morning; her ex-husband took her children to school that morning, and when he returned, he found her in cardiac arrest.
Lisa Marie also had severe metabolic acidosis, a buildup of acid in the body due to kidney disease or failure.
With a history of issues with blood sugar / blood pressure along with depression, she had also complained of feeling feverish, nauseated and vomited for months leading up to her death.
The toxicology results concluded that levels of oxycodone remained in LMP's blood at the time of death. Months prior she had
cosmetic surgery and was prescribed medicine for the pain; she later developed an infection and was admitted to the LA Robles Hospital. An antidepressant which treats opioid addiction was also present in her system but did not contribute to her actual death. Drugs did not contribute to her death, in fact there were no secondary causes of death listed after small bowel obstruction. Her manner of death has been determined to be natural.
Just like her father the report however notes that "The decedent had a history of overmedicating; she was known to forget she had taken her medications and would take them again."
Presumably, had the doctors been more aware of her old complication of the “small bowel obstruction" - which perhaps LMP ignored with the on-going publicity machine for the ELVIS movie - she could be alive today.
Just like ELVIS, Lisa Marie put her heart and soul and health on-the-line for Presley fans.
(News, Source;Ap/ElvisInfoNet)

From EIN Jan 31>: Lisa Marie's death, Tabloid Media Beat-up: Once again the tabloids can't leave the Presley legacy alone, trying all they can for Click-Bait and revenue.
Already the tabloids, such as the Daily Mail, are suggesting Lisa Marie died from opioid use.
The usual "Unnamed Sources" (=made-up facts to fit their headlines) have told the tabloids that Lisa Marie was "Taking Opioids again on an Extreme Weight Loss Regime".
This may be vaguely true, but so what?
Fact - 2 million+ Americans abuse opioids and more than 90 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.
Fact - Around 45% of US women have used some kind of supplement for weight loss.
Fact - It would be the very same tabloids who shamed Lisa Marie into thinking she was fat. In 2014 the Daily Mail shamed her as becoming "fat like her dad" - only to be sued by Lisa Marie as she was in fact pregnant at the time!
With the high pressure on Lisa Marie to "look good" at the Golden Globes the tabloids posted that she did "extreme cosmetic surgery and a 40-50lbs weight loss in 6 weeks"
Looking at photos of Lisa Marie looking fine back in September it's hard to imagine that she had put on 40lbs that needed shedding.
The tabloids need to stop spreading their fantasy click-bait and explain who their "Unnamed Sources" are.
- Poor Lisa Marie, Poor Elvis, Poor Presleys.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet) <<< From EIN January 31, 2023

New Elvis Week 2023 Special Guests: The ELVIS WEEK "Elvis Music Salute" has added three new performers to join John Schneider and Jay Osmond as they celebrate Elvis Presley by sharing their favorite Elvis hits, their own music, plus stories and how they have been inspired by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
- Darlene Love: Singer and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love performed alongside Elvis in the gospel segment of his 1968 NBC television special as a member of the Blossoms.
- Dennis Quaid: Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe nominee, actor Dennis Quaid is also a

respected singer-songwriter who’s been playing music since his grandfather bought him his first guitar. This will be Quaid’s first Elvis Week appearance.
- Pam Tillis: Grammy winner and Grand Ole Opry member, singer/songwriter Pam Tillis has sold more than 7 million albums and has had six number 1 radio hits. Tillis, with Memphian Kris Thomas, recorded a tribute called “Two Kings,” to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Elvis Presley. This will be her first Elvis Week appearance.

In addition, the following guests have also joined the Elvis Week line-up of guests.
ELVIS 101 – August 14
Robert Dye: For 12 years, Robert work as a staff photographer at Graceland and oversaw the Graceland photography archive.
Kristi Emmons: Kristi is the daughter of Dixie Locke, who dated Elvis in the 1950s. Kristi and her mom co-wrote the book, 'UNLOCKED: Memoirs of Elvis’ First Girlfriend' in 2021.

Go here for Elvis Week 2023 Schedule / Info and tickets

(News, Source;EPE/EIN)

Thursday 13 July 2023

(Upcoming major book release) 'Elvis in Print: A Comprehensive Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography 1955-2023 - Volume 1':  After two decades of research, the first volume in Elvis in Print: A Comprehensive Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography 1955-2023, a
four-part book set, will be published in early 2023.
Written by EIN's Nigel Patterson, the four-volume set will contain around 2,000 pages and more than 4,000 entries of Elvis books published in more than 30 countries.

Each entry will contain publication details and synopses for most entries. The set will feature color images of many book covers and promotional material (2,000+ images in total).

Books covered are:
o English non-fiction releases
o English fiction
o Non-English non-fiction releases
o Non-English fiction
o Digital + Kindle edition books
o Elvis in Popular Culture releases

'Elvis in Print' is not a typical bibliography. In addition to being the first Elvis bibliography to feature book covers and promotional material, it will also contain:

o Sidebars discussing controversial releases and other interesting Elvis book issues;
o Articles - the History of Elvis in Print, author features, the “first” Elvis book, the “most controversial” Elvis book, and a lot more; and
o Lists – including Top 100 Non-Fiction Elvis books, Top 40 Fiction titles, and Prolific Authors.

Volume 1 (400+ pp) contains entries for around 750 books and focuses on the following English language releases:

o A History of Elvis in Print
o Academic releases
o Biographies (including entries for Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley)
o Compendiums: Bibliographies, Catalogs, Discographies, Price Guides, Elcyclopedias, Quiz & Trivia books
o Conspiracy theories, Secret Friendships, and (seemingly) Tall Tales
o Culinary Elvis
o Deceptive titles
o Elvis and the Colonel
o Elvis and the Law
o Elvis as Art
o Elvis, Faith and Religion (including spirituality and psychic experiences)
o Elvis for Younger Readers
o Elvis in the Army

Volume 1 will be available initially as a "limited edition" hardback, and softcover release.
More details and the 'Elvis in Print' Volume 1 book cover soon.
(News, Source:EIN)

Wednesday 12 July 2023

ELVIS (AI) 'Poor Man's Gold': Back in 1969 Elvis tried to record the song 'Poor Man's Gold' at Chips Moman's Memphis Sessions. On January 22, having just completed the vocal overdub on 'Don't Cry Daddy', Elvis attempted his overdub on Mac Davis'  'Poor Man's Gold'. Unfortunately the sound of a fire engine outside the American Sound studio caused Elvis to start giggling and the take was abandoned.
The 15 seconds of Elvis' vocal has been officially released but of course was never competed - Until now!

The excellent "Elvis Archival Preservation Society" have recently published the "Elvis Presley A.I." version and it is excellent.

EIN has to add that EAP's Jamie Aaron Kelley released his own excellent version of 'Poor Man's Gold' back in 2002 on his 'Unfinished Business' CD. Well worth checking out.
Plenty of EIN readers have written to us about this great version, albeit noting that we do NOT need poor quality "Elvis Presley A.I." versions of every crappy song out there!
This was Unfinished Business and it's great to hear completed.
EIN thanks Dave Wood for the word-up.
(News, Source;EAP/ElvisInfoNet)

'Spinout' on BluRay: A new BluRay release for August 2023 - 'SPINOUT'.
Even better it is a new.. "HD Master 4K Scan from  the Original Camera Negative".
The publicity notes... SPINOUT - cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Deborah Walley, Diane McBain
Elvis Presley stars as racecar driver and rock singer Mike McCoy, who is being pursued by three very determined young women. Pert, spoiled, rich Cynthia always gets what she wants, and she wants Mike ... Diana, a best-selling author doing research for her next book, The Perfect American Male, thinks he fits the title and wants him for the book -and for herself ... And sexy drummer Les hears wedding bells whenever she thinks of Mike. The screenplay follows Mike's predicament of too many beautiful women chasing him, while keeping his eye on the big race at the film's climax. Along the way, Elvis gets the opportunity to sing nine songs, with comic relief from a slew of well-known character actors. M-G-M studio veterans Joe Pasternak and Norman Taurog served as Producer and Director respectively for this tune-filled musical comedy.
Run Time: 90 Minutes.  Audio: DTS HD-MA 2.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio 16x9 2.35:1

Out August 29, 2023
(News, Source;Warners/EIN)

Have you ever collected ELVIS PRESLEY stamps? Coming soon to EIN a look at one of the world's biggest Elvis Presley stamp collections - thanks to EIN's friend Paul Gansky. ... Some of them are real stunners.
Monday 10 July 2023

Update on the Priscilla movie (and criticism of Luhrmann’s ELVIS): Starring Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla and Jacob Elordi as Elvis, Priscilla marks Sofia Coppola's third collaboration with A24 and is based on Priscilla Presley's memoir Elvis and Me. Priscilla also serves as an executive producer for the film, which follows her life from the ages of 15 to 27. Coppola was inspired to adapt Presley's story after reading her memoir, and her adaptation will provide a much different perspective on the couple than ELVIS, sharing with Vogue in 2022, "Priscilla is such a minor character in that film, so I never felt like I was treading on the same territory. I love that people were so into his film about Elvis, and now in a few years, there’ll be another film about Priscilla. I think it’ll be interesting to have two completely different interpretations of the same events and time period."

ELVIS is a highly edited version of the life of the American icon from the perspective of Elvis's manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) and leaves little screen time for his relationship with Priscilla (Olivia DeJonge). Luhrman takes creative liberties with historical events throughout Elvis's life but keeps the main facts of his and Priscilla's relationship intact.

Presley's story seems like a perfect fit for Coppola, who has a proclivity for telling stories about misunderstood young (white)

women like The Virgin Suicides, and those largely perceived as villainous in Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring. She brings nuance and sensitivity to her depictions of girlhood and how complicated relationships with men inform the transition to womanhood. Presley and Coppola have undoubtedly lived very different lives but may have more in common than you'd think. As the daughter of one of the most renowned directors of all time, Coppola is no stranger to growing up in the spotlight by association with a man who would also go on to become an American icon.

Luhrman's film makes an attempt at crediting all the Black artists Elvis was

inspired by and ultimately profited off of, like B.B. King, Little Richard and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, but fails to touch on Elvis's predatory behavior with much younger women. His age difference with Priscilla at the time their relationship began is shocking, to say the least — she was just a freshman in high school and he in his mid-twenties — but ELVIS largely glosses over this aspect, focusing instead on how he became a sex symbol whose onstage hip-thrusts were swooned over by women of all ages. It's not entirely surprising that his relationship with Priscilla wasn't a focal point of the film, which revolved around the singer's tumultuous relationship with his manager Colonel Parker. Still, her story deserves to be told, and the timing is right.
(News, Source: Claudia Picado, Collider.com)

(New book) The Elvis in Germany Tour Guide Book (2nd edition) (Neil Cameron): A revised edition has been announced of this title which was first published in 2022.
The book is ostensibly a guide for those travelling as part of the Elvis Travel Service’s Elvis in Germany Tour.

The book features:
'historic photographs of Elvis in Germany, allowing you the opportunity to walk in his footsteps and see the exact locations where he stood'

It also includes a short overview of Elvis in the army and an array of black & white photographs.



(News, Source: Email/EIN)

The life-changing impact of Elvis Presley on Robert Plant – “He was totally unique”: Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has never been afraid of discussing his love for American rhythm and blues. Pioneering a heavy take on the form, the band’s nods to their heroes were evident in their sound, particularly in their early days, when they were known to cover a blues classic or two. Whilst many of that era influenced Plant, one man who significantly impacted him, his bandmates and the rest of their generation was Elvis Presley.

Spending much of his youth daydreaming and soaking up music, the idea that Plant would one day accompany Presley in the pantheon of rock greats seemed unfathomable to the young UK native back then. Yet, within 15 years of him first hearing Presley’s 1956 cover of ‘Hound Dog’,

he too would be hailed as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. This rise was fuelled by the influence of Black America that Elvis introduced to the white masses.
Plant discussed the first time he heard ‘The King’ in conversation with Jools Holland....
“There was this sort of haze behind me of English ballads. The BBC wasn’t very kind to youth culture in those days, but every now and then on Two Way Family Favourites on a Sunday lunchtime, some servicemen would send messages back to Mom and Dad and request a song." Of course, the track played that day would become one of the most important of Plant’s life. “And it was ‘Hound Dog’. Elvis. That was the kind of lock-in. It was an opiate. Something happened when I heard the sound of that record. It certainly made me put my stamp collection to one side for a bit.”
When speaking to Charlie Rose in 2005, Plant looked deeper at the influence of American music and Elvis Presley on his life. Asked if rhythm and blues from the States were influential to him from early on, he replied: “Yeah, I think there was a huge movement towards Black Americana in the British pop scene. I was just perhaps two or three years behind The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things, and there was an amazing sort of… The impulse on the ground listening to Black rhythm and blues. In your cities, you had music from New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago; so many different cities had so much absolutely different music to offer us, and I never realised.”
“I was absolutely infatuated. Well, you know, there’s a kind of saccharine sweet thing about British pop music. It was somewhere between Johnnie Ray and Pat Boone. It was something that was happening, and with Presley mimicking the Black voice and bringing a little lift of Black music into the mainstream, that was the first, that was the sort of hors d’oeuvre, and then a little later on you’ve got all these Black American bands who started to permeate”.

Asked by the host if Elvis Presley influenced everybody in the UK in the 1950s, Plant confirmed the notion. “I would say so, because Elvis was totally unique, I mean, he took a lot of the sort of elements of the Johnnie Ray approach – the kind of sobbing voice and that sort of thing -, but he mixed it with the music that he was surrounded by when he was a kid in Memphis.”
The conversation then took an interesting turn, with Rose asking Plant if he would have been able to tell if Elvis was a white voice if he didn’t know anything about him. The Led Zeppelin man admitted: “I think on some of the very early songs, I wouldn’t have known, no. The stuff which he was taking, the Arthur Crudup music, ‘That’s All Right, Mama’, ‘Mystery Train’, which was Junior Parker’s Blue Flames, I mean, the whole deal of Presley was that he was the original hepcat.”
“And what we got on the radio in England, it cut through all the drizzle, and it really gave us something; everybody’s heads turned, and our parents, as you can imagine, it was the same thing in America, rejected it wholeheartedly. They saw something coming around the corner that they couldn’t understand… I think our call to arms.” --- (Right; Robert Plant with Priscilla 2013)
(News, Source: Arun Starkey, faroutmagazine.co.uk/EIN)

'Elvis privately confessed to Tom Jones who was the real King of Rock and Roll': Sir Tom Jones seems to have a never-ending supply of newly remembered Elvis stories.. this appears to be his latest.
Back in the late 1960s, Elvis Presley and Tom Jones became friends and supporters of each other’s Las Vegas acts. In fact, it was seeing the Welsh star’s residency that gave The King the confidence he need to know he could pull it off himself. Over the years Sir Tom has shared precious anecdotes of times with Elvis, who died in 1977 aged 42.
And during his recent UK Greenwich Summer Sounds concert, the 83-year-old had another new and amazing story about the late star to share.
Towards the end of the show, Sir Tom noted, “One night, Elvis said to me, ‘Chuck Berry’s playing tonight do you want to go see him?’ I said, ‘Sure.’
"So we go to see Chuck Berry where he was singing and playing and Elvis is looking at him on stage. And Elvis turned to me and said, ‘There’s the real King of Rock and Roll up there right now’ and that’s what Elvis Presley said about Chuck Berry.
So we would like to pay tribute to the King of Rock and Roll with this song right here…”
EIN Note: Elvis of course recorded Chuck Berry's 'Memphis, Tennessee', 'Johnny B. Goode', 'Too Much Monkey Business', 'Promised Land' as well as singing 'Maybellene', 'Brown Eyed Handsome Man' and 'School Day'. There is no doubt that Elvis loved Chuck Berry's music. 
(News, Source: George Simpson, expressUK/EIN)

Saturday 8 July 2023

Trina Young Interview 'Fact vs. Fiction in the ELVIS movie': Elvis expert and author Trina Young has recently published her new book 'Fact vs. Fiction in the 2022 ELVIS Movie: An Unauthorized Scene-by-Scene Analysis'.
Described as .. 'Out of respect for Elvis, this book clears up any misleading information or artistic license that may confuse people between what is shown in the film and what is true Elvis history. The purpose of this book is to offer a balanced side to the story.'

Having spent a lot of time recently explaining the true story-line of Elvis' amazing legacy to new fans - who have discovered ELVIS through the recent Luhrmann biopic- this book sounds fascinating.
After all, having been the most successful ELVIS movie of all-time getting down to the truth of the matter is pretty important.

EIN wanted to know more....

Piers Beagley asked Trina Young the probing questions...

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis Encore Performance VIII: Chicago 1976' New JAT Book: JAT publishing has announced another volume in their "Encore Performance" series  coming soon - this time, 'Elvis Encore Performance VIII Chicago 1976' : From Elvis Presley Boulevard to Chicago, Illinois (October 14-15, 1976)'
This release will include a 2024 pocket calendar.

More info soon.


Go here to JAT publishing

(News, Source;JAT/EIN)

'Elvis – The Army Game' Vintage Rock: The excellent UK magazine Vintage Rock has posted a neat article about Elvis going in to the army..
'Elvis – The army game' - it starts...
... On 24 March 1958, the King Of Rock’n’Roll became Private Presley US53310761. Sixty-five years on from his induction we remember Elvis’ army years…
When the complete story of Elvis Presley is told, there’s a tendency for biographers to partition his life into two parts – the pre-Army, and post-Army Elvis. It’s a handy carving line, separating the raw, hip-swinging Sun Records-era Presley and the more considered artist that emerged after. It’s no surprise that when Thom Zimny paced out his two-part documentary, The Searcher, in 2018, he chose the end of Elvis’ military life to close that first episode.

“Elvis died the day he went into the Army,” so said John Lennon, but how accurate really is that? It’s not as if Elvis did little of note after 1960. If something in Presley had been extinguished that day in March 1958 then how does that explain Return To Sender

or Suspicious Minds six years later, or even 1972’s Burning Love? How can we have had Viva Las Vegas (arguably his best movie) or Flaming Star (possibly his best acting performance)? And what about the ’68 Comeback Special? Could Elvis really have been that sexy, that electrifying, that goddamn vital if the US Army had truly tamed this rock’n’roll animal?
Yet it’s a myth that’s become frustratingly embedded in the oft-told story of Elvis, and is an opinion held by many original fans.

For many fans, the footage of Elvis having that much-copied haircut shaved off was a seismic moment, a symbolic castration of the wild boy of rock’n’roll. But Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager, didn’t see it like that. Elvis could have swerved his national duty by simply enlisting in the Special Services, the entertainment branch of the US military, which would have involved

performing for the troops and a chance to live in priority housing. Special Services was known, however, as “the celebrity wimp-out” and the Colonel didn’t want his boy’s image tarnished by taking the easy option. Though the army also offered the chance for Elvis to tour its bases to boost morale, Parker convinced Presley to turn them both down. “Taking any of these deals will make millions of Americans angry,” he’s quoted as saying in Pat Broeske and Peter Harry Brown’s book Down At The End Of Lonely Street: Life And Death Of Elvis Presley.....

Go here to read the full 'Elvis – The army game' by Steve O'Brien - including some neat Youtube videos
Well worth your time
(News, Source;Vintage Rock/EIN)

Thursday 6 July 2023
'The Airplanes & The King' On Sale at Graceland: A dream come true for Elvis super-fan and author Carlos Varrenti - The highly anticipated third edition of "The Airplanes & The King" is now available for purchase exclusively at Graceland! When you visit the mesmerizing aircraft display, be sure to stop by the nearby 'aviation store' where you'll find this extraordinary book.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of aviation and Elvis Presley's iconic connection to it. "The Airplanes & The King" offers a fascinating exploration of the legendary singer's deep passion for airplanes, showcasing his remarkable collection and sharing untold stories behind each aircraft.
Make your visit to Graceland even more memorable by obtaining your own copy of this extraordinary third edition. Don't miss the opportunity to delve into the enthralling narrative that intertwines
aviation history with the enduring legacy of of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Remember, the aviation store near the airplane exhibit is the place to acquire your personal copy of "The Airplanes & The King." - Read EIN's detailed review of "The Airplanes & The King" first english edition here.
(News, Source;CV/EIN)
The 3rd edition (285 pages) features new information but also has been edited to reduce the total number of pages and make the book affordable for more fans. The book is described...
.. As an aeronautical engineer and lifelong Elvis Presley fan, I have always been fascinated by the King's connection to aviation. Since my first visit to Graceland in 2001, I have been compiling every detail I could find about Elvis and his planes - every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, and every bit of information. Now, I am thrilled to share this wealth of knowledge and unique Elvis stories in the third edition of "The Airplanes & the King."

"Elvis Sex-Predator" UK Tabloid BS: Once again the UK Tabloids are dragging out our hero for their regular smear campaign. Fans should remember that Lisa Marie sued a UK tabloid for defamation and won - so it's no wonder they want revenge on Elvis even though he has been dead for 45 years.
The tabloid news-fodder is due to the new Amazon Prime 3-part series 'Elvis' Women'.
While EIN truly supports the recent movement towards the "empowerment of women & against any sexual harassment and abuse" Elvis' life has to be placed in the context of the 50s and 60s when it was even legal to marry your first cousin aged 13  - as rocker Jerry Lee Lewis legally did!
The TV series not only used quotes that David Stanley has had to deeply apologise for (see news story below) but the tabloids also use fake images. A photo supposedly of Elvis with a teenage 'Unidentified young woman' is actually Elvis with his 21 year-old girlfriend actress Yvonne Lime!
In fact 'Elvis' Women' series director Barbara Shearer confirmed to 'The Times', "Elvis wasn’t a groomer. He wasn’t abusive. The relationships had very little to do with sex. There was not a lot of sex full stop. It wasn't a cult and no one was forced into anything".
Barbara Shearer went on to state how all of the women she
interviewed to are "still in love" with Elvis, with them all admitting that they would "do what they did again".
The series features 19 women who all had romantic relationships with Elvis while they were in their teens.
It is also noteworthy that all of Elvis' key relationships (except for Priscilla who wants to be buried next to Elvis) Ann-Margret, Linda Thompson, Barbara Leigh, Joyce Bova, Sheila Ryan, Ginger Alden were all in their twenties when they were in relationships with Elvis.
Fans beware of Tabloid Bull-Shit.
(News, Source:UKTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

'Steel City '73' New Import CD: Super-fan John Herman saw Elvis on tour in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia as well as other places including Elvis’ last two engagements in Las Vegas.
Straight Arrow was fortunate enough to obtain recently recovered 1st generation copy of the AUDIENCE recorded tape of June 25, 1973 Pittsburgh, PA Evening show.
This historic concert was never before available in good sound quality - until now! Every second was enhanced to achieve the optimal listening experience. The sound was remastered to the correct speed. If you have enjoyed our previous 1973 CDs, we believe that you will love this one as well. Presented in digipak including the photos of Elvis in Pittsburgh and Uniondale, June 1973 and great liner notes written by a close friend of John Herman.
Straight arrow is planning several volumes of “From The John Herman Mastertapes”.
FTD have not released any concerts from Elvis' June 20 - July 3 1973 tour
Go to 'All The CD News 2023' for tracklist and more details
(News, Source;SA/Elvisinfonet)

Monday 3 July 2023

Linda Thompson at Elvis Week 2023: Linda Thompson posted on Insta how much she is looking forward to being a guest at Elvis Week 2023.
She wrote...
.. It’s amazing how many photos were actually taken of Elvis & me during the 4 1/2 years we lived together since there were no iPhones then! I am sharing with you just a few…
Most of the shots were taken by paparazzi or fans. If you want to know who spent the most time with Elvis in the last years of his life, all you have to do is scan the photos.
A few other “friends” may have passed through and gotten their photos taken once or twice, but they were just passing through. 😉 I was the constant in his life during those years.
I have been appearing at a few Elvis events this year & I am looking forward to sharing my rarified memories at Graceland’s “Elvis week” in August.
Elvis has the most loyal and best fans in the world, and I am looking forward to seeing many of you there!

(News, Source;Instagram/EIN)

For more on Linda Thompson see..

'A Little Thing Called Life' on Loving Elvis Presley... - EIN Book Review

Linda & Sam Thompson in Australia

Linda Thompson Interview Special

Sam Thompson Interview - 2011

'The Best of Elvis' 10″ Vinyl Mono>Stereo Out Now. The 10" classic UK vinyl 'The Best of Elvis' is now re-released in Stereo by The Memphis Mansion label.
With all tracks beautifully re-mastered to Stereo by producer Anthony Stuchbury it is a neat addition to any vinyl collection.
Side 1
1 Heartbreak Hotel
2. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
3. Blue Moon
4. Tutti Frutti
5. All Shook Up
Side 2
1. Hound Dog
2. Too Much
3. Any Way You Want Me
4. Don’t Be Cruel
5. Playing For Keeps

Go here to MM to purchase
(News, Source;MM/EIN)

Two New FTD releases OUT NOW: Two of the three promised "late June" FTD releases are now at your dealers. The 'Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974' (3cd set) and 'Fun In Acapulco' special DOUBLE-VINYL.
- 'Elvis: Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974' (3xCD SET)
FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974'. Released as a 3-CD 5” digi-pak, this set includes three shows from 1974.
The Astrodome, Houston, Texas (evening show) March 3,
Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth (evening show) June 15
and Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, June 17
EIN NOTE: The Texas Astrodome concert has previously been bootlegged multiple times ie 'Event Number 8' / 8th Wonder Of The World. It is a fascinating concert for only having Elvis' TCB band and without any orchestra. Hopefully the sound is vastly improved.
FTD have previously released 'Sold Out! CD1 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 1st' and also Fort Worth, Texas 1974 June 16 Afternoon and Evening Show

Go here to FTD / SONY News 2023 for full tracklists

- 'Fun In Acapulco' special 180 gram Double-vinyl set.
Inspired by RCA Victor's European release, this 180 GRAM double vinyl soundtrack companion features original soundtrack masters and many excellent alternative outtakes.

Includes Bossa Nova Baby, You Can’t Say No In Acapulco, Mexico, Marguerita and Fun In Acapulco
Bonus tracks include 'Witchcraft (takes 3/M)', 'Love Me Tonight (takes 6-8/M)' and 'Slowly But Surely (takes 5/M)'.

A must for FTD vinyl collectors

Go here to FTD / SONY News 2023 for full tracklists

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

FTD collectors should note that the 'How Great Thou Art Sessions' 5CD collection of "complete" session Masters and outtakes - is officially delayed but will hopefully be out by the end of July.

'Viva Elvis' New DVD: Dreamscape Media have jumped on the new post Baz Luhrmann 'ELVIS' success and have announced a new Elvis DVD for October release.
The publicity notes...
Throughout modern history, there have been many singers with a myriad of different talents, but only one individual had it all: the looks, the charm, the magnetism, and a disruptive style of his own. Although many imitators exist, only one transcends time and culture to live forever: Viva Elvis!
From his birth in Tupelo, Mississippi, through his meteoric rise, join us as we highlight some of the milestones that formed Elvis into one of the greatest entertainers of all times.
Through this documentary, relive Elvis's controversial rise to stardom, his military service, his acting career, and his reclaim to fame before his unexpected and tragic death in Graceland.
Learn more about the pivotal relationships he developed with Colonel Tom Parker, Priscilla Ann, Ann Margaret, among others. - DVD Out Oct 24, 2023.
You can however WATCH FOR FREE HERE on Vimeo. Runs 49 minutes. EIN NOTE: It is a pitiful compile of Elvis' life, including this sensationally rare photo of Elvis and his backing band 'The Shadows'!!
(News, Source;EDBD/ElvisInfoNet)

(New book) Elvis Presley: Blue Suede Shoes and Stardom: This slimline (63 pages) release (EIN Notes, the suspect cover image and likely OTT promotional blurb) from Real Facts is described as:
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the incredible journey of the one and only Elvis Presley?
...Get ready to embark on a riveting adventure through the life and times of the King of Rock 'n' Roll with "Blue Suede Shoes and Stardom: The Elvis Presley Biography." (EIN?? Immerse yourself in a 63 page book!!)
In this meticulously crafted biography, you'll witness the rise of a true icon, from his humble beginnings in a small town to his meteoric ascent to stardom. Follow Elvis as he ignites the music scene with his electrifying performances, leaving audiences in awe and forever changing the landscape of popular music.
But there's more to Elvis than meets the eye. This captivating biography delves deep into the personal life of the legend, offering an intimate look at the man behind the music. Explore his passionate relationships, his inner struggles, and the demons he battled throughout his career. Discover the triumphs and heartaches that shaped his journey and made him the complex and enduring figure he is today.
"Blue Suede Shoes and Stardom" goes beyond the surface, revealing the untold stories and shedding light on the enigmatic Elvis Presley. This is not just a biography; it's an emotional rollercoaster, a front-row seat to the life of a cultural phenomenon. If you're a fan of Elvis, music history, or simply crave a compelling tale of triumph and tragedy, this book is a must-read. Join us on this unforgettable ride as we celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only King of Rock 'n' Roll.
The book is available in softcover and Kindle formats.
(News, Source: Amazon/EIN)

(New book) 'Elvis Can't Help Falling in Love: Piano Tab with Note Letters': Playing one of Elvis’ greatest songs has never been easier thanks to this new release by Joseph Caliguiri. Released as a softcover, it is described as:
Learn to play “Can’t Help Falling in Love” recorded by American singer Elvis Presley with Piano Tab; a color-coded, easy interpretation of piano music that requires little training. This pop classic was released in 1961 from the album: “Blue Hawaii”.
This is not standard sheet music notation, it’s Piano Tab!
Piano Tab is a method of learning featuring unique illustrations of sheet music. The most remarkable feature about this method is that it converts standard sheet music and uses letters instead of note symbols, so those who want to play the piano can learn in a much easier and more visual way.
Someone with very little music reading ability could figure it out pretty quickly.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" is an iconic love song that has captured the hearts of millions since its 1961 release.
If you’re a visual learner, intimidated with the complexities of reading standard piano sheet music, and want an additional tool to learn “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, this book is for you!
(News, Source: Amazon)

Elvis News from earlier in the week ...

Anita Wood (Brewer) had died: Very sad news that Anita Marie Brewer (Anita Wood) died Thursday morning of pneumonia at St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson, MS. She was 85.
Anita was born on May 27, 1938, to the late WA and Dorothy Wood in Bells, TN.
In her teens Anita Wood became a media personality, later radio dj and singer, she recorded for Sam Phillips' iconic Sun label and subsequently for the also Memphis based Santo label.
She first met Elvis in July 1957 when she was on Wink Martindale's 'Top 10 Dance Party' Memphis tv show. George Klein introduced her to Elvis who invited her to Graceland. They became serious dates from 1957, through the army years,  to 1962. Wood signed a contract to work for Paramount Pictures but  gave it up to be with Elvis.
Later she married NFL football player Johnny Brewer for 46 years from 1965 until his death in 2011. She devoted her life to children. Anita raised three of her own and taught hundreds more as a preschool teacher at Woodlawn Baptist Kindergarten and Day Care. She was beloved by the children she taught and still had many of their pictures and notes among her possessions.  She is survived by her daughter, Jonnita Barrett and husband Chad of FL, sons John Brewer Jr. and Sean Brewer. She had 11 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Fisher Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave, Vicksburg, MS.

Back in 2012 Marty Lacker told EIN, "Anita was absolutely great for Elvis because she exhibited a real love for him and understood him very much back then. Fact is Anita was a lot like Elvis' mother in that regard.  She is basically and fundamentally a good and friendly person who also got along greatly with those of us in the Memphis Mafia and was not threatened by us always being there.
I strongly believe that if Elvis had married Anita his life would have been much better and more enjoyable for him as well as her and would have turned out to be very different with him possibly not dying at such an early age.  .. Anita was in the top two girls that Elvis dated - with that opinion of course based on our close, first hand observations.
Anita is still that good person to this day."

RIP Anita Wood 1938 - 2023
For more read EIN's detailed review of her book 'Elvis and Anita'
(News, Source:vicksburgnews/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis News Report July 2023': Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier presents all the recent news including..  Riley Keough and Graceland, Priscilla's morbid request, James Burton back on stage (+ great footage), New FTD releases, Tupelo Museum upgrade and much much more..

Runs 17 minutes

PLEASE WATCH THIS, Emiel needs your help!

Click HERE to YouTube well worth watching

(News, Source;EM/ElvisInfoNet)

Clever marketing: 'Captain Marvel Jr. "Hail to the King"': We all know that Elvis was an avid comic book reader in his younger years and Captain Marvel Jr. (the world's mightiest boy) was his favorite comic book. It would later influence the lightning bolt on his TCB emblem and his jumpsuits and capes. The connection also featured in Baz Luhrmann's 'ELVIS' biopic last year.
Mini-Komix has recently reissued many of the Captain Marvel Jr. stories in book form. In promotion for one of the releases, "Hail to the King", the publisher uses both the title and pr blurb to give the impression that the release has some significance re Elvis. The blurb:

'Capt. Marvel Jr.: Long Live The King starring the superhero that inspired Elvis Presley! Freddy Freeman shouts "Shazam" to transform into the World's Mightiest Boy. Captain Marvel Junior tangles with trolls, stops spoil-sports, wrestles with the world's mightiest whale, struggle with a swamp monster, helps out the Weather Man, going back to the days of Robin Hood, and meets himself from the future. 80 pages of electrifying adventures from the Golden Age of comics!'

By all accounts, there is no Elvis content featured in the book which contains a series of stories from the original Captain Marvel Jr. comics in the 1940s. Still, some collectors may find it an interesting, but atypical, inclusion in their Elvis library (and I dare say for many, it will bring back wonderful childhood memories).
(News, Source: Mini-Komix; Lulu)

'Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special' New Doco: Elvis is coming to Paramount+. The new feature-length documentary 'Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special' will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ Tuesday, August 15 in the US and Canada and internationally on Wednesday, August 16 in the UK, Latin America, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
.. When the show initially aired on December 3, 1968, the special was the most-watched television event of the year as nearly half of the TV-watching audience tuned in to see Presley. He famously wore a black leather suit, delivered memorable performances and reinvigorated his career.
After the huge success of the recent ELVIS biopic, '68 Comeback Special' director Steve Binder lends his firsthand knowledge of how it all came together for the new documentary directed by John Scheinfeld and produced by Spencer Proffer's Meteor 17.

Originally pitched to NBC by Presley's notoriously controlling manager, Col. Tom Parker, as a Christmas special, the telecast instead morphed into a celebration of the singer's influences and early years as a rock 'n' roll firebrand. Although that shift in direction made Parker furious, Binder and Presley remained true to their shared vision and successfully sidelined the manager during the months-long production process.

"We were mirrors of each other," Binder muses now. "We had the same internal fire and were willing to put in the work. My whole experience with Elvis was positive, from the very first day I met him to the very last day we said goodbye, and I never saw or talked with him again. You're constantly hearing this yin and yang about him, that he was a great guy and he was also a womanizer. But I just want to live with my experience from '68 where I really loved the guy."

Reinventing Elvis takes a deeper dive into the making of the Comeback Special, featuring interviews from some of the surviving performers and audience members, as well as Presley experts placing it in the context of the times and the singer's career. But as the filmmakers knew, Binder remains the final authority on this particular slice of rock history.
The now-90- year-old director shares some new stories from his one-on-one collaboration with Presley, and why he thinks that Tom Hanks should have gotten an Oscar nomination for his divisive portrayal of Parker in Elvis.
Binder explains that Elvis lived on the NBC studio lot during the shoot while his wife, Priscilla Presley, and their then-newborn daughter, Lisa Marie, were living elsewhere.

"Elvis had rented a home for Priscilla and the baby in Beverly Hills, and didn't want to waste time traveling back and forth".
Binder also doesn't recall any personal set visits from Presley's wife and daughter during the months-long shoot.
In fact, he didn't have his first meeting with Lisa Marie - who passed away in January - until decades later and even then it was over the phone.
"Lisa Marie called me up one day and said she was very disturbed with all these rumors going around that Elvis may still be alive. This was when she was still married to Michael Jackson. She wanted to take on the press, but I advised her not to do that. I said, 'That's what they want you to do. Just let it happen and it'll eventually burn out.' Which it did."

That call was Binder's only contact with Presley's daughter, but he says that he's a big fan of the singer's granddaughter, Riley Keough. "She's sensational: I've never met her, but she's a terrific actress. I think it might almost be a detriment that she's so tied to her grandfather, because she can make it on her own. She's that talented."

As a consultant on Luhrmann's ELVIS, Binder had the surreal experience of watching his own

history repeat itself as drama with movie's stellar recreation of the Comeback Special.
.... "Baz and I became very close during the making of the film - but I acknowledge some "creative license". For instance, I was never at the Hollywood sign. In fact the only times I ever saw Elvis during the entire production was at my offices on the Sunset Strip, at NBC and at United Western Recorders where we did the orchestra soundtracks. But that was it, otherwise we never went anywhere."
Despite those liberties, Binder counts himself as a big fan of Luhrmann's ELVIS. "Overall I was really pleased with it and I thought it served its purpose. People have seen it over and over again, and those who were never exposed to Elvis before got to see him."
You can find out even more at Yahoo-Entertainment
(News, Source;Paramount/Yahoo)

(New book) Fact vs. Fiction in the  2022 ELVIS Movie: An Unauthorized Scene-by-Scene Analysis: Trina Young, author of Elvis The Army Years Uncovered; Elvis and the Beatles; and Elvis: Behind the Legend, has released her fourth Elvis book. It is described as:

... Finally, all your questions about the 2022 ELVIS movie will be answered!
This book celebrates the film while also examining it for historical accuracy. Learn the backstory of the film, how Austin Butler was chosen to play Elvis Presley, how director Baz Luhrmann came up with the idea for the movie, how the Presley family was involved, and much more about the filmmaking process -- plus a detailed scene-by-scene analysis of the film exploring what is true and what is not true in the movie.

Fact vs. Fiction in the 2022 ELVIS Movie contains meticulous research by Trina Young, the author of three other books on Elvis Presley. Out of respect for Elvis, this book clears up any misleading information or artistic license that may confuse people between what is shown in the film and what is true Elvis history. The purpose of this book is to offer a balanced side to the story.

Learn the answers to these questions from the storyline of the movie including:
* Was Elvis really stuck in a "cage" in Las Vegas?
* Was the portrayal of Elvis' parents accurate?
* Did Elvis ever hang out with BB King, Little Richard, or Sister Rosetta Tharpe?
* Was Colonel Parker really an evil villain as portrayed in the film?
* What did Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough love about the movie?
* How did fate play a part in getting Austin Butler the lead role?
* Why were other women in Presley's life excluded?
* What did Baz Luhrmann wish he could have included in the movie?
* What do Priscilla and Jerry Schilling really think of the Colonel?
* How limited was the focus on Presley's entourage or "Memphis Mafia"?
* Did Elvis fire Parker when he was onstage?
* How did Presley's living relatives and former girlfriends feel about the movie?
* A NEW ELVIS REVELATION TO ELVIS HISTORY - who really discovered Elvis?
and much more!
"In its 2 hours and 39 minutes of screen time, the ELVIS movie covered so many fascinating and controversial facts and details about Presley's life that I wanted to delve into. At first, I considered doing a series of articles about the film. But then I realized there was so much to cover that it would make more sense to go through the entire film, scene by scene, and address, in book format, how accurate the story is to Elvis' true history. My goal is not to criticize the movie, but rather complement it by presenting the related background, context and chronology to what is portrayed in the film. When watching the movie in digital format, it is amazing how many details and historical references can be found on multiple viewings. It's likely that many generations to come will first learn about Elvis from this movie, and this book will help people get the answers to all the questions they may have." - Trina Young, author
The book also includes an 8-page photo section and is available in both softcover and Kindle formats.
EIN will publish a review of 'Fact vs. Fiction' and a deep-dive Trina Young interview about the movie very soon.
(News, Source: Trina Young/EIN)

David Stanley apologises for derogatory remarks: Tabloid media recently had a field day with comments made by Elvis’ youngest stepbrother, David Stanley, in the Amazon Prime documentary series, Elvis’ Women.
Stanley stated:  ‘I believe Elvis just couldn't go on. He premeditated taking the medications that killed him. Love, hurt, pain, exposure — he just couldn't take it anymore.'
He also said:
'His taste for young girls, aged 15 or 16, made me sick. I told him that it's a miracle he didn't get busted. He got away with things most people didn't, because of his money, fortune, fame and power, charisma and magnetism. Elvis could talk the socks off you.'

In response to the comments, Elvis fans lit up social media expressing their anger at him. What followed was his backdown apology:
'There is no excuse for my comments, and I can fully understand why you would be angered. I love and will always love Elvis and being part of his family. He is more than worthy of the love you have for him. He loved you. I love you and all I can ask of you is for you to forgive me for my irresponsible actions."

((Un)Fortunately 'Elvis’ Women' is not available on Amazon Prime Australia for EIN to be able to check out this tabloid twaddle)
You can however read EIN's 2012 interview with David Stanley here
(News, Source: Daily Mail, Daily Express et al)

EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in June ...

Elvis in Literature #1 – celluloid jukebox – popular music and the movies since the 50s: This is the first in what will be a regular series on EIN of interesting and (hopefully) thought-provoking Elvis excerpts (references/ discussions) found in general literature.

Our first set of excerpts is from celluloid jukebox, and includes perspectives about Jailhouse Rock, Elvis That’s The Way It Is and pop biopics.

Nigel Patterson investigates.... Read the full article


(Spotlight, Source:EIN; celluloid jukebox)

'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' – Freddie Mercury and Elvis: Like many artists of his generation, Freddie Mercury grew up listening to Elvis Presley. He believed that copying Elvis’ songs made him a better writer and had a great deal of admiration for Elvis. In 1979 Mercury would write a song that sounded so much like Elvis some people thought it was one of his songs.
Queen's Brian May stated, “It’s Freddie’s tribute to Elvis in a way. Freddie was very fond of Elvis.”
Mercury said that even though he didn’t intend for it to happen, he sang like Elvis in the song. “My voice does sound a bit like Elvis’s on ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. That wasn’t something I was trying to do, it’s all sung rather low, so then you soon come close to Elvis, especially with such a 50s-type song. I don’t mind telling you that my girlfriend thought it was a cover song, but that is absolutely not true. I wrote it … while taking a bath.”
Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ does sound like an Elvis track and was an incredibly successful tribute to Elvis, to the point that people believed it was an Elvis song. Written in 1979, two years after Elvis' death, it captured the spirit of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll. Mercury’s vocals and intonation were very similar to Elvis. In addition, the guitar and drums had a bouncing, hip-shaking quality that would have fit in well with Elvis’ catalog.
Brian May confirmed, “I think the sounds that [sound engineer Reinhold] Mack managed to get, these very elemental, very real sounds, ambient sounds in the studio had a big contribution to make. It does sound very authentic, everything about it is sort of like original rock and roll sounding.”
Freddie Mercury explained that he learned to write songs by copying Elvis…“I think I always liked to sing but I didn’t look upon it as a career. When I was a little baby I was in the choir and I just liked to sing. I would copy Elvis Presley songs, then I suddenly realised that I could actually write songs and make my own music. Call it a natural gift, or whatever.” ('A Life in His Own Words'),
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ was Queen’s first Number One Billboard single and reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart.
While Mercury was never able to meet Elvis in person, it’s clear that the Elvis' music had a big impact on his career. Freddie however got to meet Lisa Marie Presley.
In 1980 Lisa Marie who lived in LA with Priscilla went to watch Queen at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Lisa Marie told the story that, “I remember bringing Freddie Mercury a scarf of my Dad’s and I gave it to him after the show. I loved it. I loved the theatrics. I loved Freddie. I thought Queen were awesome.”
(News, Source: Emma McKee, cheatsheet.com/ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis, Ann-Margret, the filming of Viva Las Vegas (aka 'Love in Las Vegas'), the slap heard across Hollywood, (and more): The story of the behind-the-scenes filming of Elvis’ best and highest grossing film, Viva Las Vegas (released in 1964), is colorful, and one that had repercussions for Elvis’ subsequent films as well as a rare loss for Colonel Tom Parker.
Drawing on a wide range of sources, EIN’s Nigel Patterson takes a reflective look at the drama between star, manager, Ann-Margret, Viva Las Vegas film director and what it all meant.

Read the full article

(Spotlight, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


New Book 'Elvis Watches' by Paul Belard: Coming soon a new book from Elvis specialist Paul Belard. Having examined Elvis' love of rings, Paul Belard has now investigated Elvis' fascination with watches.
... Elvis liked expensive things: cars, motorcycles, clothes, jewelry, and watches. His watches befitted a king. Some were given to him, such as the 18 karat white gold and diamond Tiffany Omega wristwatch RCA gave him on February 25, 1961 to commemorate the sale of 75 million records around the world reached in 1960.
On another occasion, Elvis received an 18 karat solid gold Midas Rolex watch from the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Officers, March 1st, 1970. It was Rolex’s most expensive production at that time, retailing for $2,500.
As with other items belonging to him, Elvis gave away some of them, regardless of their value. I often wondered why Elvis was giving away so many of his things. Yes, he was rich. He had everything he could want. But plenty of well-to-do people do not give anything away. As a matter of fact, for some enough is never enough. So I remained puzzled....
This book looks at the watches Elvis owned at one time, in all probability only a fraction. Several, particularly the ones he gave away, have appeared at auctions, offering us the opportunity to admire them. Some are truly one of a kind and gorgeous.

Publishing date and more info coming soon. The examples pages EIN has seen look very interesting..
(News, Source;PB/ElvisInfoNet)

“Virtual” Elvis Week 2023: For fans who are unable to visit Memphis for Elvis Week 2023, EPE announced that Virtual Elvis Week will return again this year!
Virtual Elvis Week 2023 August 9-16, will allow viewers to celebrate via online experience with live concert events, Conversations with special guests, ETA contests and unique fan experiences.
Highlights include an Elvis Music Salute, Elvis ’68 Special and Aloha from Hawaii events, Conversations on Elvis, and A Celebration of Lisa Marie among others.
All shows included in each pass can be watched live, plus every event is rewatchable for 10 days - unlike last year - so fans can relive their favorite moments again and again.
There are three Virtual Elvis Week Pass options: The Elvis Super Fan Pass, The Elvis Tribute Artist Pass, and The Elvis Fan Pass.
The Elvis Super Fan Pass is the premium offering ($225) for the Elvis fan who doesn’t want to miss a thing. This pass features virtual access to all 9 Sound-stage events on Aug 9-16. Everything from ETA shows, concerts, conversations on Elvis and more! PLUS the special bonus of a pre-recorded virtual tour of Graceland the Entertainment Complex hosted by Angie Marchese, Graceland’s VP of Archives.
The Elvis Tribute Artist Pass ($130) features access to the main Elvis tribute artist shows.
The Elvis Fan Pass ($130) features access to five key events, Elvis Music Salute, ’68 Special Enhanced Screening, Conversations on Elvis, A Celebration of Lisa Marie and Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 50th Anniv Concert.
For additional details and to purchase a pass, visit VirtualElvisWeek.com.
(News, Source: Business Wire/EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

‘Just horrific’ - EPE officials “apparently” slam new ‘Priscilla’ film: According to media reports, EPE has slammed the upcoming Priscilla biopic. Officials from Elvis Presley Estate are criticizing the upcoming “Priscilla” biopic – based on Priscilla famous memoir, “Elvis and Me” – for being a “money grab.”
The Sofia Coppola-directed film, which stars Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, was reportedly “produced without the Estate’s knowledge or consent,” estate officials claimed to TMZ.
“It feels like a college movie. The set designs are just horrific, it’s not what Graceland looks like,” one official told the outlet.
The officials further slammed Coppola, who both wrote and directed the upcoming movie, for doing an overall “horrible” job.
Priscilla however disagreed with those unnamed officials and had nothing but positive things to say about Coppola and the film.
She told TMZ, “I am very excited to see the interpretation of my book by the masterful Sofia Coppola. She has such an extraordinary perspective and I have always been such an admirer of her work. I’m certain this movie will take everyone on an emotional journey.”
Yet an Elvis estate insider doubled down on claims that Priscilla is just in it for the money.
 “Everyone here was shocked when we read Priscilla’s release, she’s talking as if she hasn’t seen the movie and seen what a piece of garbage it is,” the source told Page Six. “This is just another example of Priscilla squeezing every dollar out of her relationship with Elvis and not caring about the ramifications.”
The movie – set to premiere in October – follows Priscilla and Elvis’ love story, from meeting when she was just a teenager to their “long courtship and turbulent marriage”..
EIN comment: These reports are strange. For EPE to say it wasn’t aware of the film doesn’t hold up to scrutiny - Priscilla is involved with EPE and in any case the film was announced and widely publicized last year (were EPE officials living under a rock?). As for Priscilla just being in it for the money, has EPE looked in the mirror recently?
In EIN’s opinion, EPE, if representatives did comment, should have remained silent on the matter – forming a view based on a short, teaser trailer is problematic. Calling it a “piece of garbage” is extreme (based on the available footage) and not what we would expect to hear from a representative of EPE! And also, why would Priscilla have necessarily seen the film as its likely in post-production for its October release? At that time, we can all make up our minds on its relative merits.
EIN can’t help feel these reports are another example of unsubstantiated and sensationalist, tabloid journalism.
One thing is certain, Priscilla (the film) is yet again drawing attention to the legacy of Elvis Presley. The late Colonel Tom Parker would be smiling.
(News & Comment, Source: C.Blair, Page 6; EIN)

'Elvis: From King to Legend 72-73' Review: This new documentary is a unique in-depth look at the incredible 12 month period in Elvis' career that is often skipped through in the usual Elvis biopics.
In two parts it has been researched and produced by Elvis super-fan Dennis Laverty.
Once again he has assembled footage, interviews and memorabilia from hundreds of sources. Packed full of rare interviews plus fabulous old TV clips and pertinent commentaries from more than 40 of Elvis' associates.
Laverty explains, “In this documentary you will go on every Elvis tour and Las Vegas season, see short films from every show plus hear interviews from over 30 associates. The film is a positive one and hopefully after watching both parts the viewer will then ask, "What Happened to Elvis" that he could die four short years afterwards."
EIN's Piers Beagley checks it out...
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Priscilla vs Riley - Lisa Marie Estate Settled: According to media reports Riley Keough will be sole trustee of her late mother Lisa Marie’s estate.
Riley Keough filed a petition Monday in LA County Superior Court to approve a settlement that would involve an undisclosed payout to her grandmother, Priscilla, who agreed not to be co-trustee of the Lisa Marie Presley estate.
The payment is apparently US$1Mil with Riley also paying Priscilla’s legal fees up to an amount of US$400,000.
The petition reveals new details of an agreement reached last month to end a potentially protracted family dispute over control of Lisa Marie's estate, which includes Graceland and many of Elvis' personal possessions.
ET also revealed that Priscilla will now serve as a "Special Advisor to the Trust" with Riley paying her an undisclosed monthly amount for the role.
Riley will own Graceland which Elvis gave to Lisa Marie when he died and will allow Priscilla to retrieve any personal belongings she has at

Graceland or in any storage units controlled by Graceland.
Riley will also "to the extent of her authority" allow Priscilla to be buried on the property at the Meditation Garden upon her death "at the location closest to Elvis Presley without moving any existing gravesite."
Keough’s attorney noted, “In settling the claims pending in Priscilla’s petition, the parties are saving significant legal fees and they are likewise avoiding the spectacle of intra-family litigation" to be seen by everyone.
In another surprise PEOPLE magazine says that Lisa Marie's half-brother Navarone Garibaldi Garcia (no relation to Elvis) is in line to be granted 1/9 of her trust.
The decision became public one month after Riley Keough and Priscilla reached an agreement over the late singer's estate. Riley who will also become the trustee of the sub-trusts for her 14-year-old twin sisters Harper and Finley will safeguard and invest the money “in a manner consistent with the needs of the beneficiaries, and not influenced by the desire of a Trustee,” her lawyer wrote.
Priscilla, now 78, will be trustee of the 1/9 sub-trust for her son Navarone, 36, the documents state.
The rest will be split among Riley, Finley and Harper, and Priscilla will receive a one-time lump sum payment from the trust for an undisclosed amount.
(News, Source;NP/ET/WP/EIN)

'Aloha from Hawaii' 50th Anniv Release for Elvis Week 2023: The official announcement is out "Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite'" - To be released August 11, 2023.
'Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite' is the apogee of an astounding career trajectory that began with Elvis' return to live performance in 1968 with an electrifying "comeback" television special that restored him to pop dominance after a seven year hiatus from the concert stage.

By 1973 Elvis was a living legend whose status as the world's first atomic-powered singer in the 1950s had evolved into movie stardom before his return to live performance generated a new iconography of Elvis. His watershed global telecast was the first full-length concert by any musician to be beamed around the world over communications satellites newly orbiting the earth in ever increasing numbers.
A half century later, the live album and concert film from that performance are perhaps the most revelatory documents of the live shows that Elvis poured so much of his heart and soul into during the 1970s.

The 50th anniversary edition of 'Elvis Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite', newly remixed and remastered, will be out as a 3CD + Blu-ray combined package - as well as 2LP VINYL and on digital on August 11, 2023.

For the first time in one authorized package, the entirety of the original January 14, 1973 performance, the previous night's dress rehearsal with a live audience (recorded in case of technical mishaps during the satellite transmission), several bonus tracks inserted into the US broadcast of the event and a Blu-ray transfer of the concert film. The deluxe set includes a 28-page booklet featuring in-depth liner notes penned by lifelong Elvis fan /respected music critic Randy Lewis, rare photos and memorabilia from the event,
Ernst Jørgensen and Matt Ross-Spang have fully remixed the album from the original 16-track live recordings, first captured on tape by esteemed mobile engineer Wally Heider and newly digitized for this release with audiophile 24-bit, 192 KHz transfers, to bring fans a fresh listen to what, for many, is the most treasured performance of Elvis' latter-day years on the road.
Jørgensen noted, "To me that is the biggest thing: Aloha never sounded this good and Elvis never sounded this good."
'Elvis Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite' 3CD/Bluray Box-Set price $55 and Double-LP VINYL price $37
You can here a preview of the "Steamroller Blues" remaster via streaming services here
Go here for full press release
SEE full details and tracklistings here "Elvis FTD / SONY Release News 2023"
(News, Source;RCA/EIN)

'Elvis: A Musical Revolution' Australia EXTRA DATES. The legend of Elvis must be rockin' HOT in Australia as another THIRTY TWO performances have been added to 'Elvis: A Musical Revolution' tour Australia 2023.
Presented in partnership with ABG the new musical authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises is coming to Australia.
The Icon. The King. The story of a man who gave the world a musical revolution.
Another sixteen concerts have been added in both Sydney and Melbourne
Sydney concerts are August 1 > September 10
Melbourne concerts are  Sept 30 > November 26

Penned by acclaimed international writers, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is a new bio-musical exploring the extraordinary life of the award-winning cultural icon and rock ‘n roll superstar, Elvis Presley.
The Aussie premiere will be at Sydney’s State Theatre .
Led by award-winning producer David Venn, this brand-new production will explore pivotal moments in Elvis’ life from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi through to his triumphant ‘68 Comeback Special. Featuring over 40 iconic Elvis Presley hit songs, audiences of all ages will have the chance to connect with the music of a generation that continues to have an undeniable cultural impact.
Tickets on sale now - in total NINETY SEVEN performances have now been booked.
Go HERE for tickets and more information.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis: From King to Legend 1972-1973" New Doco: In two parts, this is a new five hour documentary from Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty. It is a unique in-depth look at this incredible 12 month period in Elvis' career that is often skipped through in the usual Elvis documentaries.
As Laverty notes, “Regular documentaries seem to bypass 1972-1973 except for Elvis’ divorce and his last major hit of ‘Burning Love’. Madison Square Garden is never mentioned yet it was the catalyst in getting "Aloha From Hawaii" made.  In this documentary you will go on every Elvis tour and Las Vegas season, see short films from every show plus hear interviews from over 30 associates.
The film is a positive one and hopefully after watching both parts the viewer will the ask, "What Happened to Elvis" that he could die four short years afterwards."

The interviews include Sammy Davis Jr, James Burton, Myrna Smith, Tom Jones, Mac Davis, The Stamps Richard Sterban, JD Sumner, Jim Murray, Ernst Jorgensen, Roger Semon, Glen D Hardin, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling and Priscilla Presley.  
The film is dedicated to Lisa Marie Presley.
GO HERE TO VIMEO TO WATCH PART 1. It runs 2 ½ hours

EIN Note: This is a labour of love by a serious Elvis fan featuring fascinating footage and interviews that we would have all liked to have seen officially in celebration of Elvis' 1972 50th Anniversary.
It is free and is a true celebration. Please find time this weekend to enjoy this lovely documentary.

EIN's detailed review will be posted very soon
 (News, Source; Dennis Laverty/EIN)

(Book Review) 'Elvis Aaron Presley - The Man, The Truth' (by Baby Bird): EIN's Nigel Patterson prefers a book he can hold in his hands, but for a change decided to spend an icy cold, pre-Winter's afternoon in the Australian capital, Canberra, indoors, delving inside the latest Kindle only Elvis release, Elvis Aaron Presley: The Man, The Truth by Baby Bird.
The book promises to counteract previously published "extraordinary unbelievable claims" and also "to try and dispel some of the myths and lies and show who Elvis really was on the inside"....
What he found was very unusual, interesting, but imperfect.
Read Nigel Patterson's review

(Book Review, Source:EIN)


3 New JUNE FTD releases: Out late June, three new FTD sets - 'The How Great Thou Art Sessions' (5cd set), 'Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974' (3cd set), 'Fun In Acapulco' special DOUBLE-VINYL.
- 'The How Great Thou Art Sessions' (5CD set)
This 5 CD collection of "complete" session Masters and outtakes is presented in the usual 8”x 8” slipcase with a 28-page booklet featuring notes, photos, session data and memorabilia.
Recorded in May and June 1966, the 3x Platinum winning album also gave Elvis his first 'Grammy' award for "Best Sacred Performance".
Apart from the excellent gospel performances that include 'Run On', 'Stand By Me', 'So High' and 'Where No One Stands Alone' the sessions also spawned the secular hits 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas', 'Love Letters' and 'Indescribably Blue'.
EIN NOTE: While the vast majority of this all-important session has been released by FTD before there are a delightful selection of extra takes and false-starts to keep collectors interested.
Previously unreleased takes include from Down In The Alley, Somebody Bigger Than You And I, Without Him and the delightful Where Could I Go But To The Lord Take 1, albeit only 30 seconds.
Plus the delight of hearing the 'complete' session in chronological order.
Go here to FTD / SONY News 2023 for full tracklists
- 'Elvis: Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974' (3xCD SET)
As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: Houston, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge 1974'. Released as a 3-CD 5” digi-pak, this set includes three shows from 1974.
The Astrodome, Houston, Texas (evening show) March 3,
Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth (evening show) June 15
and Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, June 17
EIN NOTE: The Texas Astrodome concert has previously been bootlegged multiple times ie 'Event Number 8' / 8th Wonder Of The World.
It is a fascinating concert for only having Elvis' TCB band and without any orchestra. Hopefully the sound is vastly improved.
FTD have previously released 'Sold Out! CD1 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 1st' and also Fort Worth, Texas 1974 June 16 Afternoon and Evening Show

Go here to FTD / SONY News 2023 for full tracklists

- 'Fun In Acapulco' special 180 gram Double-vinyl set.
Inspired by RCA Victor's European release, this 180 GRAM double vinyl soundtrack companion features original soundtrack masters and many excellent alternative outtakes.

Includes Bossa Nova Baby, You Can’t Say No In Acapulco, Mexico, Marguerita and Fun In Acapulco
Bonus tracks include 'Witchcraft (takes 3/M)', 'Love Me Tonight (takes 6-8/M)' and 'Slowly But Surely (takes 5/M)'.

A must for FTD vinyl collectors

Go here to FTD / SONY News 2023 for full tracklists

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Bill Baize Dead Aged 83: Sad news that the Legendary tenor of The Stamps / Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Bill Baize has passed away aged 83.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet FB page lovingly states, "Legendary tenor, Bill Baize, graduated to heaven on May 15th."
Bill Baize joined The Stamps and toured with Elvis from 1971 through to June 1976 and was there for Elvis' Jungle Room sessions.
It is Bill Baize who sings the fabulous falsetto high note at the end of 'Burning Love' and you can see him in action in the 1972 movie 'Elvis On Tour'.
In later Elvis performances Bill Baize would sing a solo spot requested by Elvis, 'When It's My Time'.
Baize commented that "Elvis was the hardest working entertainer that I ever saw but he loved to have fun with his friends and colleagues. After the shows we'd all go up to his suite and often sing Gospel for him
Elvis would call out names of his favourites and we would sing them.. sometimes for two or three hours. That could be pretty hard after the late night concert.
To me Elvis was the consummate entertainer. Elvis was unique, there has only ever been one Elvis."

(News, Source;FB/ElvisInfoNet)

'From Elvis at Sun' Stereo CD Review: A new ‘From Elvis at Sun’ “Mono II Stereo” release from the Danish Memphis Mansion label.
The compilation includes the five classic SUN SINGLES plus the other nine alternate cuts that RCA would purchase from Sam Phillips.
Keen Elvis fans must surely have a serious fascination about how Elvis' early ground-breaking recordings were created.
Why do Elvis' classic rock’n’roll singles sound so good, especially given the low quality recording equipment of the time? And how were they laid down in the studio?
One way to discover the wonders of 50’s rock’n’roll inventiveness is to examine "stereo" versions of the old mono recordings and it is only since the creation of the cutting-edge audio process DES (Digitally Extracted Stereo) that we can do this.
Previous Mono <> Stereo versions have not quite made their mark. So is it possible that this new 2023 set can help fans appreciate the real magic and brilliance of Elvis at SUN?
EIN's 2,600 word review by Piers Beagley looks in-depth at whether new upgrades in "DES" software can help create something special from these old SUN classics...
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis’ Women' documentary series on Amazon Prime: Elvis Presley’s relationship with the women closest to him is to be revealed in an Amazon Prime Video documentary series.
Premiering this week, Elvis’ Women aims to “uncover a man who was much more complex than the public perception of the titular American icon,” according to the show’s synopsis.
Elvis’ Women goes offstage to reveal more about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll through the eyes of the women whose love for the man endures: his nurse, his fiancé, his live-in girlfriends, his many dalliances and fans.
Episode one sees his rise to fame in the 1950s recounted by the various women he dated at the time while revealing a mama’s boy who never recovered from his mother Gladys' sudden death, while the second installment follows the ups-and-downs of his relationship with Priscilla Beaulieu and Ann-Margret.
Episode three charts his post-Priscilla search for true love in the 1970s, towards the end of his life.
The show will be available on Prime Video in the UK and other European territories this week and is also streaming on RTL+ in Germany. It is produced by UK indie Renowned Films, which also makes the likes of Discovery+’s Ice Cold Catch and BBC Three’s The Drop. Go here to Amazon.uk to check it out
'Elvis’ Women' comes off the back of Baz Luhrmann biopic 'ELVIS' which was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Actor and Best Picture.
(News, Source;Alanna Nash/Amazon/EIN)

EIN Note: While Alanna Nash posted news of the series on Facebook, it does not appear to have any connection to her excellent book, Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him. Read EIN’s detailed review of the book ………Amazon Prime also features many of Elvis’ films and various documentaries about his life and career.

(Spotlight) 'Elvis biopic and Agent Elvis – Revisionist History and Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes?': In a thought-provoking 3,000 word article, EIN’s Nigel Patterson examines the impact of Baz Luhrmann’s film 'ELVIS' and the adult-orientated animation, Agent Elvis.
Undoubtedly in any mass-media the dehumanisation of Elvis is a real issue but marketing the man has always been more concerned with the “mainstream” commodification of his name since mid-1950s.
So are these new millennium productions good or bad for how society views Elvis and which one will have the greatest impact?
.. Read the article... Now Updated with YOUR comments
(Spotlight, Source:ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley: The Airplanes & The King' (Carlos Varrenti): The 3rd edition of Carlos Varrenti's book about Elvis and his airplanes has been published. The 1st edition was in Spanish and the revised, expanded 2nd edition (400+ pages), in English. However, the book was not widely available. The 3rd edition (285 pages) features new information but also has been edited to reduce the total number of pages and make the book affordable for more fans. Unlike the earlier editions this volume is available to all fans from Amazon sites!

The book is described as:
.. As an aeronautical engineer and lifelong Elvis Presley fan, I have always been fascinated by the King's connection to aviation. Since my first visit to Graceland in 2001, I have been compiling every detail I could find about Elvis and his planes - every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, and every bit of information. Now, I am thrilled to share this wealth of knowledge and unique Elvis stories in the third edition of "The Airplanes & the King."


.. This book provides a detailed account of Elvis's aviation history, featuring photos and stories from 1955 through 1977. It offers a fascinating look at Elvis's life on tour from an original and compelling perspective. The book includes archival material, personal stories, and stunning imagery that will captivate aviation enthusiasts and Elvis fans alike. Whether you are a die-hard fan or simply curious about the King's connection to the skies, "The Airplanes & the King" is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of aviation and popular culture.

EIN's Nigel Patterson read the 2nd edition earlier this year. Read Nigel's detailed review
(News, Source: EDBD; Amazon/EIN)

(Book Review) Elvis vs Hitler: Elvis Is Alive IV (Robert Mickey Maughon): After a decade long break, novelist Mickey Maughon has resurrected his “still alive” Elvis Presley for another adventure.

While Adolf Hitler is dead, his son, Ivan, is very much alive and seeking vengeance for the death of his mother and father.
He also has access to technology which makes him a threat to the survival and security of the world.
And did I mention, Ivan is also an Elvis tragic!

Read Nigel Patterson’s review of the fourth entry in the author’s 'Elvis Is Alive' series.


(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

Regarding our recent article on "'ELVIS' biopic vs 'Agent Elvis' Revisionist History and Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes?'"
EIN was sent this great 'ELVIS' v reality scene comparisons' which truly demonstrates how hard Baz Luhrmann worked to closely re-create Elvis' genuine performances.
Some reenactments are astonishing and blow every previous Biopic version of "Elvis" out of the water.
Check it out.
Thanks to Barry for word-up
(News, Source;BS/EIN)
'ELVIS biopic vs 'Agent Elvis' Revisionist History and Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes?': Marketing Elvis has always been more concerned with the “mainstream” commodification of his name and image since the start.
So are these new productions good or bad for how society views Elvis' legacy? Send us YOUR Thoughts.

ELVIS WEEK 2023 - New Guests Announced: Graceland has added the following guests to the Elvis Week line-up, including three who will be making their first-ever Elvis Week appearance!
They will join us to share their Elvis memories, stories, and music!
- Allan Blye -Writer on Elvis' ‘68 Comeback Special
@ ’68 Special Enhanced Screening, Conversations on Elvis
- Janice Fadal- Daughter of theater owner and disc jockey, Eddie Fadal. While Elvis was going through boot camp at Fort Hood, Elvis made the Fadal’s home in Waco his “home away from home."
@ Conversations on Elvis
- Gene  McAvoy- Art director on Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special
@ ’68 Special Enhanced Screening, Conversations on Elvis
- John Schneider - Singer/actor whose acting career includes the iconic role of "Bo Duke" on The "Dukes of Hazzard." In 1981, he released a cover of the song “It’s Now or Never” as his first single and the title track of his debut album It's Now or Never.
@ Elvis Music Salute.
Already announced special guests include Linda Thompson, Sam Thompson, Jerry Schilling, Glen Hardin, Spencer Sutherland, Mike Deasy, Tanya Lemani George, Terry Mike Jeffrey, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, 10 Ultimate Elvis tribute artists, among others! Plus more exciting guest and event announcements yet to come!
Tickets On-sale Wednesday, April 5
Go here to EPE for more 'Schedule of Events' info
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis LIVE 1972' (double-LP) Review: On this brand new ‘ELVIS LIVE 1972’ double-vinyl release producer Ernst Jørgensen has cleverly included nearly all of the concert highlights from RCA's ‘On Tour’.
The album features a "best of" the four 'On Tour' concerts using one key section from each of the first three concerts (one per vinyl side) plus the missing unique tracks on Side D.
'On Tour' classics from Hampton Roads 'Polk Salad', 'Big Hunk O' Love', from Richmond 'It's Over', Greensboro 'Burning Love', 'Funny How Times Slips Away', 'For The Good Times' plus San Antonio 'Proud Mary', 'How Great Thou Art' are all included...
But if fans already own all these songs from the recent 'On Tour' box-set can this vinyl version really be worth buying?
This title was released on March 24 2023.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley spins the VINYL, played them loud and rumbled his bass-speakers....
(Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Book Review: 8mm Elvis - The Story of Elvis on 8mm':  Long before the days of Bluray, DVD and VHS people watched home movies on 8mm film.
'8mm Elvis The Forgotten Format' is a glossy, colour, hardback book cataloguing the history of Elvis on 8mm film.
Author Vince Wright has been collecting all the Elvis 8mm he could find since the 80s.
He explained..  “I was cataloguing all these films hoping someone would write a book about it – I waited, they didn’t, so I did.”

So in 2023, and after many years of searching and researching, the author has released his comprehensive narrative and visual record of Elvis on 8mm.

This book is unique in its narrative and visual content and is an important inclusion in the complex jigsaw puzzle that forms a complete record of the multi-varied story of Elvis Presley.
Go here to read Nigel Patterson's review
(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis On Tour' Box-Set In-Depth Review: The January 2023 'Elvis On Tour' SONY release is a 6CD / 1 Blu-Ray box set comprised of the audio from four of the shows (and two rehearsals) that were part of Elvis’ 1972 North American tour.
Originally recorded for the Elvis On Tour concert film that was released later that year, the set features a total of 145 tracks, including 91 previously unreleased tracks, as well as the award-winning concert film on Blu-ray.
RCA/Legacy's Elvis On Tour box set is produced by Ernst Jørgensen and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Memphis-based producer Matt Ross-Spang.
Elvis' April 1972 concerts were magnificent, so hopefully this expensive 50th anniversary release including newly remastered concert performances captures the magnificence and excitement of the movie and Elvis' stunning shows.
After fifty years surely SONY/RCA will get it right.....

EIN's in-depth review by Piers Beagley checks out the positives and negatives in this 4,500 word review ... NOW UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS - HAVE YOUR SAY...
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Elvis Week 2023 tickets Now On Sale: This year’s Elvis Week, which runs August 9-17 will mark the 46th anniversary of Presley’s death.
Enjoy an unforgettable nine days filled with live music, panels, contests, tributes, screenings and more – all honoring the man, the star, the icon - the King of Rock 'n' Roll!

Elvis Week 2023 highlights include....
- August 16 Aloha from Hawaii 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Elvis on the big screen backed by a live band;
- ’68 Special Enhanced Screening with Elvis bigger than life in black leather
- Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and performances
- Conversations on Elvis, with those who knew Elvis best.
- A Celebration of Lisa Marie Presley with Jerry Schilling
- The annual Candlelight Vigil
Special guests and performers include Linda Thompson, Jay Osmond, Sam Thompson, Jerry Schilling, Glen Hardin, Spencer Sutherland, Mike Deasy, Tanya Lemani George, Terry Mike Jeffrey, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, 10 Ultimate Elvis tribute artists, among others!

Go here to EPE for Elvis Week Schedule and Tickets
(News, Source;EPE/EIN)

'Elvis: Let Me Be There 1974' FTD In-depth Review: A 3CD soundboard release from Elvis' January-Feb 1974 Las Vegas season and FTD's first new release for 2023.
Released as a 3-CD 5" digi-pak, this set features three 1974 concerts recorded via soundboard at The Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas on January 28, plus Jan 29 and Feb 1, 1974 Midnight shows.
So far FTD have only released one Dinner Show from this season .
The January 29, 1974 Midnight Show is totally new for collectorsm with the Jan 28 Dinner Show, and Feb 1, 1974 Midnight Show only been released as bootleg AUDIENCE recordings.
While the early 1974 performances are fine quality with new songs 'Help Me', 'Spanish Eyes', 'Let Me Be There', ‘Trying To Get To You’ and ‘My Baby Left Me’ in the set-list - the audio mastering here sadly leaves a lot to be desired.
Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell along with EIN's Piers Beagley check out this 1974 triple- pack.
(FTD Reviews, Source;GM/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Anthony Stuchbury 'From Elvis At Sun' Interview: There are two new 'Mono II Stereo' releases about to come out from the Memphis Mansion label.
'From Elvis At Sun' features all of Elvis' SUN masters in new stereo versions while the 10" vinyl 'Best Of Elvis' is a neat stereo upgrade of the original HMV october 1957 UK album.
The question of whether Elvis' mono fifties classic recordings should be re-released in "new stereo" is hotly debated among hard-core collectors and so EIN wanted to ask Memphis Mansion's producer / audio engineer Anthony Stuchbury some key questions.
Questions including...
- Do we really need stereo versions of these mono classics?
- Since EMI are officially releasing The Beatles in "new stereo" perhaps it is time for RCA / SONY to do the same for Elvis..

EIN's Piers Beagley asked the questions..

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis UK - Beyond RCA' Book Review: UK specialists John Townson and Gordon Minto's new book 'Elvis UK - Beyond RCA - The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley’s British Non RCA LPs 1974-1997' flipbook follows on from their previous publications in the Elvis UK series.
This book..
• Is extensively illustrated in full colour
• Features a host of background information including a chronological list of all the albums included
• Deals with each album individually, in a detailed and forensic way, while the text is amply illustrated with scans of every known cover and label variation, relevant photographs, and scans of contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles
• Includes background information about each release including historically significant events of the period
• Contains hitherto unpublished information from company files
• Includes a wealth of background information relating to the record industry incorporated throughout the text.

The incredible trio Nigel Patterson / Piers Beagley and Kees Mouwen (Elvis Day by Day) combine forces to check out this very detailed Digi-book.

(Book Review, Source:EIN/EDayByDay)

'The Airplanes & The King' In-depth review: The original spanish book 'Los Aviones Y El Rey' by Carlos Varrenti was republished as an expanded English version 'The Airplanes & The King' towards the end of 2022.
Not only that but it was expanded from its original 197 pages to an amazing 400 pages with a lot of unreleased material and stunning photos from the 'Elvis Files' vaults!
The English version was unfortunately delayed by supply issues due to the worldwide Covid pandemic - but has now been published as a High quality Hardback book.
As an Aeronautical engineer and Elvis fan, Varrenti is well qualified to write a book which details Elvis’ history with his aircraft and his link to aeronautics in general. With photos and stories from 1955 through to 1977 - and beyond - the book is also an interesting historical look at Elvis’ life "on tour" but this time with an delightfully original theme.

EIN's Nigel Patterson takes a very detailed look at this impressive publication and discovers a trove of delights...

(Book Reviews,  Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

Lisa Marie / Austin Butler Interview: Here is a delightful and important reminder of what a kind soul Lisa Marie was and how important ELVIS was to her.
Looking in good form, Lisa Marie laughs and joked through the interview and her genuine friendship with Austin Butler is self-evident.
In the ABC interview Lisa Marie comments, "First watching the movie I was gripping my chair scared to death.. Baz Lurhmann is a wild card, I didn't know Austin yet, I didn't know what Baz was doing, I didn't know what I was in for."
"I feel so protective of Austin, I don't want anybody saying anything about him in a negative way"

EIN thanks Ed Gibbs for the word-up
(News, Source;EG/ElvisInfoNet)


'ELVIS: Opening Night 1972' MRS CD Review: Elvis’ first 1972 Las Vegas season ran from January 26th through February 23rd, 1972. Elvis was in great shape both physically and vocally, and he was once again serious about performing.
While a large number of fans think that Elvis started losing inspiration and impetus after the power-year of 1970, his rejuvenation of his first live performances in 1972 demonstrate another more positive aspect. Introducing the new songs 'You Gave Me A Mountain', ‘I'll Remember You’ , 'A Big Hunk O'Love' and the brilliant 'An American Trilogy' would enrich Elvis’ live shows for the rest of his career. So while Elvis collectors may have heard the bootleg recording multiple times before, you have never truly enjoyed this concert, or appreciated its importance, until this sessional MRS audio Remaster.
Elvis was in superb form and this set-list - along with the new MRS audio remaster - is truly sensational.
Check out EIN's detailed review here

(CD Reviews;ElvisInformationNetwork)

2023 UK Tour - Elvis Presley + The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, tickets on sale this Friday: Elvis never toured the UK, in recent years the magic of technology has made that possible with a series of acclaimed shows.
Hot on the heels of this year's hit Elvis biopic comes a return of 'The Very Best of Elvis – In Concert, Live On Screen with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra'.
The unique concert experience is coming back to the UK in autumn 2023, taking in a number of arenas.

"The full-scale concert brings the King up close on screen alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known 'rocking' songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads, with special guests to be announced in due course," said promoters.
'A show like no other, expect an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling evening'
'These shows are a chance to both honour the legacy of an icon who has defined popular culture for over half a century, and for fans to see The King live, who never had the chance to before.'

The full Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra 2023 tour dates are as follows:
•    25 October – Glasgow OVO Hydro
•    26 October – Manchester AO Arena
•    27 October – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
•    28 October – Newcastle Utilita Arena
•    29 October – Leeds First Direct Arena
•    31 October – London The O2
•    1 November – Cardiff International Arena
Tickets available from Friday, Dec 2 from venues, or via ticketline.co.uk, bookingsdirect.com or ticketmaster.co.uk.
(News, Source:MayerNissim, smoothradio.com/EIN)

'The Elvis RCA Camden Collection' EIN Spotlight: Most fans have had a love-hate relationship with Elvis' Camden collections. On one hand they are seen as an artistic misstep being released at a time when Elvis was back riding high on the charts saturating the market with a series of albums containing little-known songs. Yet on the other hand many younger fans used these budget collections as a way to enter the amazing world of Elvis’ vast back-catalogue.
The RCA Camdens featured the first release of an Elvis live recording19 previously unreleased tracks and 58 tracks previously unreleased on an album. That is quite impressive even if Col Parker only had his increased revenue as the main goal.

Now updated with Readers' Feedback - Read this fascinating article and tell us YOUR THOUGHTS about Elvis' Camden releases...
EIN contributor Neil Colombari reveals all...
(Spotlight; Source;Neil Colombari/ElvisInfoNet)

(Book Review) Elvis Live At The International 50th Anniversary Edition (Kieran Davis): In 2011, Kieran Davis released the highly praised book, Elvis Live At The International. In 2022, he has published an expanded 50th Anniversary edition…and what an expansion it is!
The latest edition dwarfs the original with 432 pages compared to 172 in the original release.
And the added 250+ pages of additional material is stunning, making the 50th Anniversary release one of the best Elvis books published in 2022.

As its title reflects, the book covers Elvis' appearances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas between 1969 and 1971 (it was renamed the Las Vegas Hilton in July 1971). The narrative element is significantly based around fan, Peggy Elzea’s copious diaries, and a bumper array of archival material. Peggy’s experience seeing Elvis in Las Vegas is one every fan will envy.
There is so much fascinating information and so many striking images in the book that it is hard to know where to start in describing it...

Read Nigel Patterson’s detailed 2,700 words review


(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS' DVD, BluRay, 4K OUT Now: Baz Luhrmann's 'ELVIS' movie now released as DVD, BluRay and 4K Blu Ray, out September 13.
The BluRay review includes,, The 1080p transfer offers a very crisp and faithful representation of Elvis' specific appearance. Cinematographer Mandy Walker reportedly shot the entire film .. with custom "Elvis" lenses made from special glass. Meant to evoke the era in which it represents this formula genuinely produces an image evocative of a classic cinematic appearance. With the addition of artificial film grain, the illusion is even more convincing. Still, this is ultimately a purely digital image through and through, and one with a varied color palette that ranges from dark and muted to almost candy-colored in its overall intensity, especially in some of the specific background elements by costume and production designer Catherine Martin.
Bonus features include
- Bigger Than Life: The Story of Elvis (22:22) The challenges and joys of adapting Elvis' life for the big screen.
- Rock 'N Roll Royalty: The Music and Artists Behind ELVIS (7:33)
- Fit for a King: The Style of Elvis (8:02) - An overview of the iconic stage outfits and period clothing used in the film.
- Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for Elvis (7:26).
- "Trouble" Lyric Video (2:15).
- Musical Moments (19 clips, 46:19 total) All of the music segments.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet/Bluray.com)

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'Aloha From Hawaii' Deluxe FTD indepth Review: When seeking Elvis' key career highpoints, if one goes by the sales and the audience viewing numbers, there is only one answer. Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite. RCA’s double album of the show was released throughout the world in February 1973 and shot to the #1 spot in many countries including the U.S. It is certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA.
While in 2013 RCA/ Legacy released the '40th Anniversary edition' sadly the audio of the main concert left much to be desired.
In 2022 FTD released this upgraded 'Aloha From Hawaii' set with Matt Ross-Spang remixing the original broadcast - plus including the full after-concert 3am 'Insert Song' session in a 3-CD set. In 'large-size 8" format with 24 page booklet it is a stunning package.

However EIN has had numerous requests for a detailed review of this Aloha set as fans haven't been able to decide whether it is worth buying (for US$65) all over again.
To help, EIN's Piers Beagley provides an indepth review to see whether it is really worth buying one more time....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

(Interview) Alanna Nash talks to EIN: With the recent reissue of her best-selling book, 'The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley', renowned author, Alanna Nash, took time out of her busy schedule to discuss Elvis, the Colonel and other related issues with EIN’s Nigel Patterson, Elvis Day By Day’s Kees Mouwen, and prolific Elvis author, Paul Bélard.

In her candid interview, Alanna provides insightful commentary about the Colonel’s early years before coming to America, when he lost his way in promoting Elvis, the controversial source Byron Raphael, Lamar Fike’s finding about the rumor the Colonel was involved in the death of a woman in Holland, why Elvis didn’t take more control of his career, the new Baz Luhrmann 'ELVIS' biopic and much, much more...

Read Alanna’s fascinating interview

(Interview, Source:EIN/EDBD/PB)


'ELVIS' EIN movie review: Keith Richards said, "Elvis hit like a bombshell ... it was like the world went from black and white to Technicolor." While those words apply to Elvis Presley they could similarly apply to Baz Luhrmann's style of film direction. Compared to the regular Hollywood output Baz Luhrmann movies have a similar feel of busting out of jail and going from black-and-white to technicolour. They are loud, brash, super-colourful, fast-edited and exciting, they have their own language and style.
The full-bore soundtrack, the glowing colour, the revelation of Austin Butler's truly stunning performance and the real excitement of the fast editing really does make it feel that Luhrmann has grabbed Elvis' true spirit. The film not only tells Elvis’ life but has the genuine excitement of the real Elvis, something that I've never felt from any previous Elvis Bio-Pic.
The incredible fact is that while the movie includes so many snatches of real Elvis (Hy Garner interview, Lisa Marie, Al Dvorin etc) yet Austin Butler has one so enthralled in playing Elvis' character that you can hardly spot the difference.
However typical of a Luhrmann movie you can see why fans' overly detailed fact-checking needs to be left at the door - and knowledgeable Elvis fans should just enjoy the ride.
Go here for EIN Piers Beagley's exclusive and detailed review
(Review; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Don't miss out on one of EIN's most-viewed and controversial interviews of all-time - Mike Stone tells all.

EIN Interview with Mike Stone: Mike Stone has had a long and successful career in athletics, in the entertainment business, as an author, sports instructor, bodyguard and personal fitness trainer.
Mike Stone was also a key figure in the emotional roller-coaster that described Elvis and Priscilla Presley's lives in the seventies.
In this exclusive EIN interview Priscilla's ex-partner, karate champion and author talks about his amazing life, including...
- Meeting Elvis and Priscilla
- Hawaii, Elvis and Karate
- Being Phil Spector's bodyguard
- Sitting next to John Lennon recording
- Priscilla and karate
- Fans blaming him for Elvis' marriage split-up
- Elvis putting a "Hit" out on him
- Finding peace in the Philippines
- His new autobiography

EIN was delighted to be able to finally talk with the man and find out more. EIN's Piers Beagley asked the questions..

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

UPDATED- The collapse of the Elvis Bootleg Empire: Has Ernst won the war?’: Back in 1999 Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon convinced BMG to let them start the FTD collectors label in order to counteract the Elvis bootleg companies which had been selling unreleased material to fans since the very first vinyl bootleg 'Please Release Me' was issued back in 1970.
Of all the bootleg labels that have come and gone the 'Madison' label was one of the very few that always produced high-quality releases and which happened to start at the same time as FTD. The designs were top-notch and with detailed sleeve notes they easily competed with the legal Elvis releases.
In 2021 ‘Madison’ have returned with the new bootleg ‘A Legendary Performer Volume 9’ but all is not what was promised. The Elvis bootleg vaults are empty and FTD appears to have won the game.
Go here as EIN’s Piers Beagley checks out the lack of new material and considers the bootleg era at an end...
And EIN wants YOUR SAY - Our article is now updated with YOUR FEEDBACK - and more...
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork) 

Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis. This month EIN celebrates our 45,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues So Elvis fans don't miss out on these rare and exciting photographs.

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

Click here to Facebook - Elvis Information Network group.

Elvis "BACK ON DVD!": Paramount have re-released three classic Elvis movies this month on DVD.
'G.I. Blues'- BACK ON DVD! The year was 1960...
'Girls! Girls! Girls!' - BACK ON DVD! The year was 1962...
'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'- BACK ON DVD! The year was 1966...
From Paramount Pictures.- Release date: March 12, 2021. From Amazon for $14.99.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Box-set EIN In-Depth Review: A 4CD collection presenting the definitive chronicle of Elvis' 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B over the course of an epic five day run in June 1970 now, for the first time, the sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
Elvis’ 1970 Nashville session was very different from the previous Memphis sessions or even Elvis’ later sessions. Nashville was a real mix of Elvis recording RCA supplied demos along with one-take spontaneous favourites Elvis threw into the mix.
As Elvis noted, "It don't take much to get these guys going, boy, I'll tell you…. Just give them a "well..." and they're gone. That's what I call 'Sittin' on ready".
EIN's Piers Beagley explores this new box-set to discover one of the best Elvis releases in years..
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

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‘TTWII 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ FTD Book Review: FTD's most expensive set ever published, David English and Pal Granlund bring the complete background story of 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is'. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the movie's 1970 release, this ultimate collector's edition includes two hardback books, eight cds with over 450 minutes of music, including newly discovered unreleased performances.
With access to 2,000 original negatives and 35mm slides, restored and repaired, many of which have never been seen before, the book also contains items from the MGM and RCA archives including paperwork, documents, memos and recording information.
Two books, 600 pages, plus all the MGM recorded rehearsals - including 70 tracks officially unreleased.
FTD's most expensive set but with the vast majority of the rehearsals already out on bootleg, can it really be worth the US$270 plus postage. Initially Sold Out and already into its first reprint what makes it so desirable?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers plenty .. Go here to our 6000 word review including plenty of extracts and stunning images.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

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

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

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

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

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

(Spotlight, Source;PaulSimpson/ElvisInformationNetwork)

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

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

(Interviews, Source;SMeegin/ElvisInformationNetwork)

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

'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview: It was with immense sadness that last month EIN had to report on the death of our great friend - and a true friend to Elvis - Marty Lacker. We will miss him dearly.
Marty is well-known as one of the key members of the Memphis Mafia and also co-Best Man at Elvis' wedding. He was known for both his honesty and being forthright with his opinions. He was the only member of the Memphis Mafia who still watched and commented on recent Elvis News. He had no issue with holding people to account (especially ones who would inflate their importance within Elvis' legacy) and would regularly ask EIN to add his comments or to correct any inaccuracy.
Elvis fans often ask about Marty Lacker's background, how he came to meet Elvis, as well as his involvement in the music industry outside of working for The King.
As a prelude to Ken Sharp's fascinating interview with Marty Lacker and a discussion about Elvis' famous American Studio' Memphis sessions, EIN presents "Marty Lacker: a life well-lived" in which Marty tells of his life in the music industry, his friendship with Elvis along with his dislike of the over-controlling Col Parker.
Go here to learn all you need to know about Marty Lacker as well as Elvis outstanding Memphis American Sound sessions in 1969.
(Spotlight; Source,KenSharp/ElvisInformationNetwork)

'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review: The new deluxe book 'The World Of FTD' has been received by some lucky fans and Elvis collector Mike Lodge has provided EIN with a very detailed review - of well over 3 thousand words! The book was authored and designed by Keith Flynn with input from a large number of other Elvis specialists including EIN's Piers Beagley, EM&HM's Trevor Cajiao, Geoffrey McDonnell, Gordon Minto and many others.
It is 1,200 pages, hardbound three book set, chronicling every release by FTD.The book also features 100s of high-quality photos from the collection Erik Lorentzen
KJ Consulting are proud to publish this Box Set which weighs 8 kilos.

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

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


'Ultimate Elvis' New Electronic Edition: Announced by Elvis sessions expert Keith Flynn for publication November 1 is the brand new concept of the 1750 page super-deluxe Elvis sessions book 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition.
This incredible three volume book will now be available as an e-book on an i-pad or android tablet.
- Created in HTML5
Fully updated e-books will open in any web browser on any operating system, so no need for separate downloads for different operating systems.
- Life-Like 'Flipping' Pages
Flip through pages as if you are reading an actual book, but also being able to zoom-in to view smaller images and captions.
- View as Double or Single pages
View as double pages on a computer or laptop etc, and single pages when viewing in portrait on an i-pad or Android tablet.
- Fully Navigational Table Of Contents
Jump back and forth to the sections of the books you want to read, instead of flipping through numerous pages to find what you want.
PRICED AT - all 3 Volumes for £60 = US$93
On sale from November 1st 2015.
Try Before You Buy - Download free zip-file containing 27 pages from Volume 1, before you decide to buy the complete set. - NOTE - These books are MASSIVE so you will need approximately 1GB of spare disc space for these three volumes, - Click HERE to Keith Flynn's 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition to try.
Go HERE to EIN's independent review of 'Ultimate Elvis'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?: A question that has puzzled Elvis fans through the years is whether he actually recorded the song ‘Tiger Man’ during his years at SUN studios.
The basic question is why did Elvis refer to 'Tiger man' several times in concert as “The second song that I ever recorded, not too many people heard it”?
And if Elvis DID record it, then why hasn’t any reference to it at SUN or proof of its existence been found?
Elvis would first perform ‘Tiger Man’ in concert at his first 1969 Las Vegas International season and would continue playing it through the years – usually in a medley with Mystery Train - until his last performance at Saginaw on May 3 1977. He would sing it over 150 times on stage!
The thought that there might be an acetate or undiscovered tape of Elvis at SUN singing ‘Tiger Man’ is a mouth-watering concept - but is it an unlikely fantasy or strong possibility?
Go here to our detailed 'TIGER MAN' spotlight as EIN's Piers Beagley puts in the hard yards to check the facts from the fantasy .
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

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Spotlight - The enigma of "Elvis Cooper":
Spotlight on 'ELVIS' the new Baz Luhrmann movie
'..And Then There Was Elvis' New Book - Sneak Peak:
“Elvis Presley: Exodus” 1971 LP:
Black market Elvis recordings in the U.S.S.R. (RIBS / roentgenizat):
'Think Twice: Elvis in The Studio 1971':
UPDATED- The collapse of the Elvis Bootleg Empire: Has Ernst won the war?’:
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'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley' Spotlight:
'The Best Use of Elvis Music in Recent Movies':
EIN Spotlight: Changing Times, Heavy books, Are Fans being ripped-off:
"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review:
NOW UPDATED - 'ELVIS In The 2010s' A Personal Review of the Past Decade:
The Most Dramatic Elvis Film Poster ever released (and other rare posters):
Elvis LIVE Aug 23, 1969 Album Review + Elvis Concert Review 1969
'Counting Down Elvis' Finest 100' Spotlight:
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COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!:
‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’:
'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview
'Secrets and Lies: Getting to the Truth about Elvis' Christmas Album':
All Shook Up - EIN Spotlight:
UPDATED - Elvis and the Coco Palms Resort:
'Elvis Meets The Beatles':
Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
Elvis "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret":
EIN's 'Elvis Star Track' Of The Week
Happy Birthday EIN EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!:
John Lennon And Elvis: It was "Thirty Years Ago Today"
Elvis or Michael Jackson - who is the bigger star?
Dark Side of the Colonel
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Anthony Stuchbury 'From Elvis At Sun' Interview:
Robert Van Beek Interview -author of 'Elvis: Prodigy of SUN':
(Interview) Madeleine Wilson, author of Elvis, Gospel Singer – An Inspirational Life, talks to EIN
(Interview) Mariusz Ogieglo talks to EIN
Interview with actor Adam Dunn / Bill Black in 'ELVIS':
(Interview) Alanna Nash talks to EIN:
(Interview) Sheree Homer talks to EIN about her book on ETAs and tribute artists
Interview – Gary Parker author of 'The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley: A Critical History of the Early Recordings':
Interview 'The Airplanes & The King' with Carlos Varrenti & Robert Van Beek:
(Interview) Dennis van Tiel... the Netherlands:
(Interview) Robert Elder, author of 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide'
(Interview) David Ward, author of 'From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956-2018':
Trina Young 'Elvis Army Years' talks to EIN:
EIN Interview with Mike Stone:
(Interview) Piotr Soczynski talks to EIN:
Interview with Antonella Santovincenzo, author of, Elvis Aaron Presley L’Uomo Dietro Al Mito:
'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley- 1956 Interview:
(Interview): Joe Shooman (author of An A-Z of Elvis: Infrequently Asked Questions) talks to EIN:
(Interview) Evangelos Proiou, President of the official Greek Elvis fan club talk to EIN:
Interview: 'ELVIS UK3' authors John Townson & Gordon Minto:
Academic and Elvis researcher Mathias Haeussler talks to EIN - PART TWO :
(Interview) Brandon Yip (author of Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” in Canada):
(Interview) Carlos Ares talks to EIN:
Tony Plews - 'Walk A Lonely Street' - INTERVIEW:
Sally Hoedel (author of Destined to Die Young)
French Fan Club President - Jean-Marie Pouzenc Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett (Elvis Roots) - talks to EIN:
Loanne Parker interview - Col Parker's widow talks
Ed Bonja RIP - EIN exclusive Interview
Larry Geller talks to EIN - 2019:
EIN founding President, Nigel Patterson, interviewed by Pop Music Research Blog Spot:
(Interview) Paul Belard talks to EIN:
Dave Hebler Interview Part Two with EIN:
Bob Pakes 'The EPE Catalog' Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett author of the new book, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs, talks to EIN:
Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview:
Millie Kirkham  - Bob Hayden Interview for EIN:
"Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide" 2017- Shane Brown Interview
Keith Alverson Interview - 'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75':
Red West Interview: RIP
Sonny West talks to EIN:
Mindi Miller, Elvis' girlfriend, interview with EIN:
'Elvis: One Night In Toronto': Paul Sweeney Interview:
Joe Esposito EIN Interview:
'The World Of FTD' by Keith Flynn Interview:
Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three:
Go here to EIN's exclusive interview with Wayne Jackson - RIP.
EIN Joyce Bova exclusive Interview:
(Interview) Anne E. Nixon answers your questions
Ginger Alden Interview:
Elaine Beckett -Easy Come Easy Go costar- Interview:
Shirley Dieu, author of Memphis Mafia Princess, talks to EIN:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
Vernon Presley Interview:
Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
Sam Thompson, Elvis' bodyguard, 2011 Interview
James Burton Interview - Rick Nelson & Elvis:
Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
Donnie Sumner Remembers his friend Sherrill Nielsen: 
Lamar Fike EIN Exclusive Interview
Ernst Jorgensen interview about 'The Complete Masters' and more:
Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
Linda Thompson - Interview Special:
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Radio Interview: Vernon & Gladys Presley
Sanja's Elvis Week 2007 Photo Gallery
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The Music of Elvis Presley - Australian Radio Show
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Marty's Musings
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Parkes Elvis Festival 2009 (Australia)
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Presleys In The Press
Sale of EPE (Archives)
6th Annual Elvis Website Survey
Spotlight on The King
"Wikipedia" Elvis biography
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50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - the most 'covered' Elvis album of all-time
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