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Saturday 28 November 2020
Elvis’ 30 top-selling single records: A neat article by Charles Apple for The Spokesman Review.
Elvis Presley, the original “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” long before Michael Jackson was born, graduated from the regional Memphis-based Sun Records to a major recording contract with RCA Records in late 1955. He’d go on to sell 50.5 million 45 rpm records in the US, and that’s not counting his many albums or tickets to the movies in which he starred.
Here’s a look at Elvis’ success as a singles artist.
Elvis’ very first RCA single release, “Heartbreak Hotel,” would ride atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for seven weeks and at No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Western chart for 17 weeks. And even with all that success, “Heartbreak Hotel” is “only” Elvis’ seventh best selling single in terms of discs sold.
Elvis’ all-time top-selling single, “It’s Now or Never,” was based on the Italian standard “O Sole Mio.” Elvis had heard Mario Lanza’s recording of that song during his time in the Army in Germany and asked his publisher what he could come up with along the same lines. The result would spend eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would also be Elvis’ biggest international hit.
Deserving of special notice is Elvis’ huge 1956 two-sided single hit single. He recorded “Don’t Be Cruel” but then – instead of the usual throwaway song – the label added “Hound Dog” as the single’s B-side. “Hound Dog” took off first, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard’s Best Sellers chart before “Don’t Be Cruel” overtook it, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop, Country and Rhythm and Blues charts. Between the two sides, the single would spend 11 weeks at No. 1 – yielding only to Elvis’ next single, “Love Me Tender.”
In all, Elvis would spend 25 weeks at the top of US Billboard’s Best Sellers chart in 1956.
Numbers sold, as listed by the Recording Industry Association of America and reported by Chartmasters.org
EIN adds, to be honest I am not sure how  the classic #1 ‘Suspicious Minds’ is beaten by ‘Good Luck Charm’ or even ‘In the Ghetto’.
The RIAA only note Elvis’ US sales rather that Worldwide, hence ‘A Little Less Conversation’ down at #24 surely Elvis’ biggest selling worldwide #1.
The UK the Top five are also different
1. It's Now Or Never
2. Jailhouse Rock
3. Are You Lonesome Tonight
4. A Little Less Conversation
5. The Wonder Of You

Go here for the full Spokesman article.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'The James Drury Interview': EIN contributor Jeremy Roberts has been absent of late, but today we discovered his facsinating in-depth interview with Elvis' Love Me Tender co-star James Drury.
Described as "Revelations from Elvis’s rebellious ‘Love Me Tender’ brother tempered by a Benedictine nun"
in an extract from the interview James Dury notes..
"Elvis was a very eager and earnest young man on Love Me Tender. He wanted to learn about motion picture acting. He questioned us constantly about different camera shots and hitting your marks. We gave him all the advice we could. He went on to great success, of course.
Q. Was it difficult to talk with Elvis in light of the ever-present Memphis Mafia?
J.Drury: "Oh no, they knew that Elvis and I were friends. They left us alone. We didn’t have any problems with them. When Elvis first came to California in 1956, he didn’t know anybody. He had to have some familiar faces around him, people he trusted that could take care of him, be his bodyguards, and be his friends. Some were cousins, and some had been with him since Humes High School. In other words, life-long friends. Elvis wanted them around him, and he was making tremendously big money which enabled him to support them for many years.
Q. Did you run into Elvis after Love Me Tender wrapped?
JD: Very definitely — I was friends with Elvis for the rest of his life. Anytime he was playing in a city where I was I’d go to see his concert. I would never call him backstage or anything, but he would always know I was there. He had “spies” in the audience. Before very long, he’d send a message to me. A guy would come over and say, “Elvis wants you to come to his dressing room after the show.” I would go and spend hours with him [On the road Presley avoided backstage socializing, spending minimal time in the venue before showtime. Within a few minutes of his “Can’t Help Falling in
Love” finale, he was in a limousine headed to the next city. In Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe backstage access was more common].
Q. Did you go to any of his Las Vegas shows at the International / Hilton Hotel?
JD: I went to see Elvis in Vegas several times over the course of the years, and maybe in Denver one time.

Go HERE to Medium.com for the compete interview
(News, Source;JR/ElvisInfoNet)

'Rare items unearthed in Graceland archives: At Graceland this year, archivist Angie Marchese has been giving Elvis fans a behind-the-scenes look in her Inside the Archives videos. Posted on Graceland’s official Instagram account, the latest saw the Elvis historian surprised by one particular item uncovered in the archives.
At the start of the video, Angie found a members receipt for the American Guild of Variety Artists, dated October 3, 1956.
But it was the second randomly selected item that surprised the Elvis historian. Angie picked out a brand new cheque book from the National Bank of Commerce, with the first one being for the Presley rental account.
She said: “I’ve never heard of this
account! Think I’m going to have to do some research on that to see what that one’s about.” Perhaps it was a bank account Elvis used for when he rented particular items he didn’t want to keep?
Meanwhile, another of Elvis’ possessions had a connection to his early girlfriend June Juanico. It was a matchbook from the Buena Vista hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, presumably from around the mid-1950s when they were dating.
Angie enthused: “Wow! Elvis was in Biloxi on vacation with June Juanico. I wonder if this is where they stayed.”
Finally, the Graceland historian uncovered a very early possession of Elvis’ father Vernon Presley.
Angie showed fans Vernon Presley’s United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America union dues book from 1942. The item said the initiation fee was $50 and even had Vernon’s birthdate on it of April 10, 1916.
GO HERE to INSTAGRAM for the Video
(News, Source:UKTabloid/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis The Man And His Music #130 Out Now: EIN's favourite Elvis music magazine December 2020 issue is out now

Articles include...
+ More Questions Than Answers – LP cover anomalies
+ Brenda Nielsen Murray interview
+ The Gospel Truth – More Tall Tales, Rumours And Hot Air
+ The Way It Had To Be – TTWII 50th Anniversary box-set review
+ The Complete Picture – Meridian, Mississippi, 1955
+ Presley Press – Hal Wallis visits Elvis in Germany
+ CD & Book Reviews

Go here to NDT for subscriptions and to purchase



(News, Source;NDT/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 27 November 2020

(Interview) Grace Pearl, author of Beyond the Stars My Seven Years with Elvis, talks to EIN: Grace Pearl is a medium. Her latest book, Beyond the Stars My Seven Years with Elvis, was recently published. Grace kindly agreed to talk to EIN about her new book and her relationship with what she calls the Entity of Elvis Presley, recalling conversations that vary from what brought him to drug abuse, to admissions about his one true love, even discussions about the meaning of life.
In the interview Grace Pearl explains,"Everyone has experienced telepathy. You suddenly think of a person you haven’t heard from in six months. The telephone rings and it’s that person. Suddenly, comes to you an idea you would have never thought of about a particular situation you’re dealing with. And you feel a strong emotion with it.... An amazing sequence of events, which happened to me in the course of a year, led me to be in direct contact with Elvis. They happened so unexpectedly that I lived each of them somewhat naturally. I hadn’t done anything to make them happen, they just did."
This is an intriguing and interesting interview which will likely engross some readers and frustrate others.
(Interview, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


Don't Miss 'TTWII' in US Cinemas: Elvis is coming to the Movies at US cinemas with limited screenings Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 3 to 6.
To celebrate 85 years of Elvis Presley and 50 years since the film’s original 1970 release, the King returns to cinemas – remastered – with “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is: Special Edition.”
On July 31,1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade. His series of concerts broke all box office records and completely reenergized the career of the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
This feature-length documentary reveals the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback are the fans who traveled from all over the world for this history-making event and electrifying live performance.
US Elvis Fans GO HERE to check ElvisThatsTheWayItIs.com local sessions
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New Elvis Releases.. . . .

Graceland Christmas Season Kicks Off: The Christmas festivities have started at Elvis' house! Discover the magic of Christmas as Graceland is decorated for the holidays through to January 8, 2021.
The Graceland Annual Lighting Ceremony kicked off our 2020 holiday season, as fans from around the world tuned in to watch the holiday lights at Graceland Mansion come alive for another year! 
A number of special guests have helped us kick off the holiday season by turning on the Christmas lights at Graceland Mansion. Join us for a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Graceland's Holiday Lighting Ceremony over the years!
Our "Best of Graceland Holiday Lighting Ceremony" video features: Trisha Yearwood (2015), John Stamos (2014), Scotty McCreery (2018), and Chip Esten (2013). Click Here To Watch The Best Of Graceland's Holiday Lighting Ceremony
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

David Stanley Talks Elvis: The UK tabloids keep posting "new" Elvis stories, and although badly fact-checked they at least show Elvis' on-going popularity in the UK.
Recently they featured "David Stanley says Elvis' inner torment caught up with him in the end"
... Elvis' step-brother David Stanley grew up alongside The King at Graceland and was with him until the very end as an inner member of the Memphis Mafia.
David Stanley became part of Elvis' family in 1960 when his mother Dee married the star's father, Vernon Presley, on July 3, 1960. He grew up living next door to Graceland and, when he was old enough, became part of the inner circle who made sure everything went smoothly and exactly as Elvis wanted. David was even there in the bathroom at The King's Memphis mansion on the night Elvis died.
Stanley describes a man who was always struggling with his gifts and his fame, who struggled to allow people to truly know and love him.
As a child, he just remembers being taken to school in a pink Cadillac by the man who "looked over at me and he picked me up and he gave me a hug and he welcomed me into his family.
"He took me in and he shared his life with me. He knew that my dad had been swept out of my life, and he did that replacement thing."
But as David grew up, he started to understand the pressures his step-brother was under and to see a man struggling to feel worthy of all his extraordinary gifts.
David said: "When people talk about him and how big he is, he was such a magnet, people were just drawn to him.
"He had a hard time being that. I mean, he was being Elvis Presley. I think in the end that's what caught up with him.
"How do you become a person that everybody loves? How do you become a person everybody adores and follows and wants to be around and wants that pat on the back?"

He says Elvis struggled with more than just fame. The star famously delved deeper and deeper into spiritualism in his final years, rooted in his sincere attempts to make sense of his life
David added: "Watching him being Elvis, cool Elvis, up Elvis, down Elvis, sad Elvis, the great entertainer he was, watching him do that and towards the end, watching him go through that... Many times Elvis would sit down by himself and say, 'Why me? Why I do have these phenomenal gifts?'
He always wanted to share it but he always had that problem of, 'why has this been bestowed on me?'"
Elvis "went the extra mile to make you feel special" and yet was not able to let others do the same for him.
He explained: "Elvis loved to love people but it was difficult for Elvis letting people love him or letting us love him. He would just go inside himself and try to figure out who he was."
No matter how much those around the star tried to help him, especially towards the end, David added: "Elvis was ultimately responsible for himself. We could only take care of him as much as we could."
Go here to EIN's exclusive interviews with David Stanley
(News, Source;UkExpress/ElvisInfoNet)

Montblanc’s Latest Elvis Presley Pen: This year marks 60 years since Elvis Presley returned to the U.S. from Germany, after time spent in the US Army. And though some predicted otherwise, this patriotic interruption in his career was merely a blip, since a flurry of records, movies and appearances followed his return home, eventually earning him the title of “King of Rock and Roll.”
German-based Montblanc have been creating their Masterpiece pens since 1924. It has since become one of the most globally recognised pens in the world.  What makes the Montblanc pen such a statement piece is the timeless beauty of the product.  The sleek, shiny cigar-like pen is not subtle in its bold design, and it is not meant to be. It is even known as the ‘Power Pen’ on Wall Street,
Presley is considered one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
Thus the artist from Tupelo, Mississippi, is a perfect fit for Montblanc, which chose Elvis Aaron Presley as inspiration for its latest Great Characters Edition,
designed to tell the story of cultural icons who made their mark on history. Recent honorees include Walt Disney, James Dean and Miles Davis.
This year’s Great Characters Edition comprises three writing instruments, each one in tribute to an important stage of Elvis’ career: a Special Edition inspired by his 1968 comeback concert, a Limited Edition 1935 evoking his time in Las Vegas and a Limited Edition 98 based on the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert broadcast via satellite to a billion people across 40 countries.
EIN Notes that a 'regular' Montblanc ELVIS pen will cost you more that $1,000, the "Aloha" $4,000+
Go here to MontBlanc for more info
(News, Source:MB/ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 24 November 2020
“Elvis And The Legend Of The Jeweled Cross Pendant” New BTI Ep: Bud Glass and ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE (The Series) is proud to announce the release of EPISODE 2 of the new FREE video series premiering NOW on YouTube! Go here > “ELVIS AND THE LEGEND OF THE JEWELED CROSS PENDANT”
The story follows the curious trail of a very unique gift that was first given TO Elvis, and much later received FROM Elvis in an incredible incident that has become famous in Elvis history.  It involves a future U.S. President, an attempted theft, and a legendary act of generosity after Elvis comes to the aid of a scared little girl at one of his live performances. This story is one you may THINK you know, but trust me - this is a true, real-life adventure that I guarantee that you have absolutely never seen before!

This story took many years of investigation, tracking and collecting all of the data - starting back in the 1980’s.  Decades later, I was finally able to find additional material and assemble all of the pieces of the puzzle for you here in this full, feature - length documentary. 

I was personally amazed to discover so many details and first-hand accounts - and I never expected this story to lead me down a series of previous hidden paths that I had no idea ever existed. 

Like in Episode 1- there are several unexpected twists that come out of nowhere. Plus an ending that you never see coming! Many great photos, custom-created illustrations, accentuating audio and video bites, custom tailored backing music, exclusive interviews and some rare 8mm Elvis footage from my personal archive- are all strategically placed for maximum effect and illustration in making this amazing story come to life in your mind’s eye.

Runs 75 fascinating minutes - features some stunning photos and footage.

Highly recommended by EIN - Go here don't miss it.

After the first episode: 'Double Trouble (As Elvis Goes Ballistic When Two Female Fans Cross the Line)', I was bombarded with comments from Elvis fans from all over the world who said that they loved the work and wanted more.  Nothing pleases me more than to assemble a brand-new creation and share detailed, true Elvis adventures with fellow fans who genuinely appreciate them;  It’s even better when seasoned fans tell me it was a story they have never heard before in their entire life.
FAIR WARNING: “Watch out for the Zinger!”
There’s a small bit in Episode 2 that’s a tad risqué -  but anyone who knows me well, knows that I have never been one for coloring within the lines.

Now … what is coming in an episode in the near future will separate the men from the boys!  Like everything I try to do, its important to have fun with it!
As always with my productions, (Both the full episodes and the bonus material) …ALWAYS be sure to stay to the ABSOLUTE END of the video (AFTER the closing credits), for some fun surprises!

More ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE (The Series) News: EIN asked Bud Glass about all the work and time he is putting into these feature-length free videos...
Bud Glass: In some ways I have been researching this rare Elvis material since the 1980s. My idea is that fans will be literally transported back to the place these stories happen.
My archives are full of rare material, film, audio, interviews I gave conducted over the decades and stories that will die with me if I don’t do something to make sure they are put together properly and cemented in Elvis history.  My goal is to do that in an entertaining format, in my own personal style and presentation - showcasing the man BEHIND the image,
as my mission statement for the past 21 years has attested.  It dawned on me recently that I have - not just the material- but the stories disclosed to me personally, recorded interviews, memories of both Elvis insiders and fans – many of whom are now deceased.  I feel I have an obligation to share that material.  My idea for the new series is my way of continuing my original BEHIND THE IMAGE book/dvd concept that was conceived in 1999, and tying all of those components together plus - utilizing my own personal collection along with my life experience in the Elvis world - presenting it all in a totally unique and fun way.
MANY long hours, time and expense has been sacrificed to give this free gift from me to Elvis’ fans as my way of giving back to the Elvis world that has entertained me and enriched my life since childhood.
As for future plans, Episode 3 is “in the can” and will be released before Christmas, and will be a special episode that EVERY Elvis fans NEEDS to see, and will no-doubt want to share.
More details to come soon!  All subscribers to the ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE YouTube channel will be automatically notified with each new release.
And don’t forget to join the free “ALL-ACCESS, MEMBERS ONLY” area to see extra, bonus material for each episode. Bonus material in EP 2 is “ELVIS AND THE EXORCIST”  …and yes …it is strangely tied to Episode 2!
(News, Source;BudGlass/ElvisInfoNet)

Rolling Stone, ‘From Elvis in Nashville’ "an electrifying listening experience": The Rolling Stone magazine has given Elvis' new set a rave review. It includes, "Elvis meets the Nashville Cats with glorious results" and "This finds Presley at his thrilling best — vamping, scatting, and even swearing, in thrall to the performance. At four hours and 25 minutes, it is an electrifying listening experience."
The article includes some interesting comments from Charlie McCoy.
"The Memphis Mafia were so protective of him. But when we were recording, these guys were nowhere to be seen.” The studio was sacred space, where Elvis was free to create and vibe off the musicians. 'From Elvis in Nashville' takes fans where even Elvis’ inner circle couldn’t go.
Over 74 tracks, the four-disc package puts you right in the studio with Elvis, guitarist James Burton, and members of the Music City studio pros casually known as the “Nashville Cats,” including Carrigan, Putnam, pianist David Briggs, and the harmonica ace McCoy.
Like previous box sets issued by RCA/Legacy 'From Elvis in Nashville' is a Presley fan’s dream, a collection of rip-roaring performances that could convert even the most obstinate of Elvis deniers. At four hours and 25 minutes, it is an electrifying listening experience.
... Ballads like “Make the World Go Away,” “How the Web Was Woven,” and “Twenty Days and Twenty Nights” capture this contemplative side of Elvis. He’s singing with vulnerability, baring a pained soul.
But despite the immense power of the ballads, it’s the rambunctious, country-soul jams that make this particular set so irresistible. Elvis is performing unburdened, and the band is on fire, tearing through “Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off of It,” “I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Elvis spontaneously swears throughout, overcome by the energy in the room.
“I said you’re long, lean and lanky, sweet as she can be, motherfucker now!” he vamps in the “Got My Mojo Working” medley. At the jam’s end, someone shouts, “Damn right!” and the boss laughs. “It’s that type of material that’s not good or bad, it’s just mediocre shit,” Elvis says of the performance. He couldn’t be more wrong.
“We’re not trying to change history,” Matt Ross-Spang says of the updated mixes,“But it’s amazing, with the abilities we have, to go back and showcase how invested Elvis was in the music and in the songs.”
“It was all night,” McCoy says of those wild, dusk-to-dawn sessions. “Elvis would sleep all day and then he came in raring to go. I walked out of the studio with just enough time to go to breakfast and go to my next session.” - Go here to RS for the full article.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 22 November 2020

Elvis Presley - The Making of 'From Elvis in Nashville' (Mini Documentary): A cute 5 minute mini-documentary explaining how producer Ernst Jorgensen and engineer Matt Ross-Spang assembled the brand new 'From Elvis In Nashville' 2020 package together.
Watch them both as they examine the separate musician tracks from the RCA recording sessions and discover how the cameraderie and spontaneous playing helped create such stunning 1970 Elvis Masters.

Well-worth watching
Go here to YouTube

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lock of Elvis hair Sells for US$5,200: A lock of hair from Elvis Presley has sold for £4,000 at a UK auction. It was sold by collector Tom Unwin, 75, from Staffordshire, who bought it 10 years ago.
The dark strands were collected by Elvis hairdresser Homer Gilleland and sold after Presley's 1977 death.
Gilleland got to know Elvis in the 1950s when he cut his mum Gladys' hair. He later styled Presley's hair on tour, movie sets and at Graceland.
Tom Unwin noted, "I've had so much enjoyment from my memorabilia, I would like others to experience that same enjoyment. I bought the hair about 10 years ago and Elvis' racquetball racket in 2002. I have been a huge Elvis fan since I was 15 and collected memorabilia all my life, everything you can imagine to do with Elvis. I've been to Graceland a few times and met members of his band and his wife Priscilla Presley."
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New November 1970 Import Set: The 'Tupelo' label promises a must-have 50th Anniversary 4-CD set from Elvis' November 1970 tour.
Elvis' Portland, Nov 11 1970 concert has been previously released several times on bootleg, as has Seattle Nov 12 'The Thrill Goes On' and the audience recording of L.A Nov 14 plus Oklahoma City Nov 16 as a poor audience recording.
EIN wonders what this new set can feature...
More info when we get it
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet

Friday 20 November 2020
'From Elvis In Nashville' OUT NOW: Great news as Elvis' 2020 major release 'From Elvis In Nashville' is out now, even delivered by the Australian postman at 9am this morning. (Despite rumours the release would be delayed in Australia).
And it is an absolute gem, capturing Elvis creating some truly magnificent Nashville magic. While these Marathon Sessions have often been compared unfavourably with the life-changing 1969 Memphis Sessions Elvis and his core musicians work truly hard as the camarderie between them inspire some of Elvis' best work of the 70s.
The shame is that the core soul of the original recordings of Elvis and the Nashville Cats would often be hidden by the later orchestral overdubs or clean ups.
As the publicity says, "these sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs of earlier releases - in other words how Elvis would sound if you were in the room with him" and it is right.
There are delights to discover in the previously unreleased Undubbed Masters such as I've Lost You, The Sound Of Your Cry, The Fool,  It's Your Baby You Rock It, Stranger In The Crowd, Mary In The Morning, Just Pretend, even Bridge Over Troubled Water never before officially released as Undubbed but with harmony vocal.
While others such as I Really Don't Want To Know,The Next Step Is Love, Funny How Time Slips Away, I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water, even Only Believe have a new "fuller" more soulful feel courtesy of the Matt Ross-Spang new audio mixes.
The 28 booklet is packed full of information plus two detailed articles, four pages by Ernst Jorgensen on the session themselves plus an interesting 7-page essay by Nashville author David Cantwell explaining how the musicians all came together to create such important music.
Ernst writes, "What Elvis called "sitting ready" essentially meant that he expected the musicians share his inspired moments and instantly fall in with whatever he began singing.... Spontaneity was key, and to Elvis, it was always about the feel, and not about perfection."
A core thread is that it was the RCA Range & Hill supplied material that let the overall quality drop and plenty of those tracks never even get mentioned in Ernst's session essay.
Like the STAX 2013 deluxe SONY release and 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' once again it is Elvis' pure recordings that prove he was still a force to be reckoned with after the musical renaissance of the 1969 Chips Moman Sessions.
This is a MUST BUY for any Elvis Fan.
In-Depth EIN review coming soon..
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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‘From Elvis in Nashville’ WSJ Review: The Wall Street Journal has positively reviewed the new ‘From Elvis in Nashville' set.
The review, "Elvis The King Captured in His Favorite Form" includes....
A CD set documenting Presley’s intimate 1970 sessions in Music City bears out the singer’s view that he was at his best live in the studio with a responsive band.
...  While Elvis was willing to do multiple takes for complex, multitrack productions when that was called for, he believed he was recorded best working live in the studio with a responsive band right at hand. “From Elvis in Nashville” proves his instincts were correct.
Forty tracks recorded that summer are revisited without the orchestral and horn overdubs piled on for those releases, presenting the wide array of material Presley and band took up live in the studio. The results are all the more immediate and intimate for it, and alternate takes and rehearsal recordings are added on separate discs, showing how those results were achieved.
Elvis works with an evolved set of players here... with a loose, funky rhythm section, Elvis' comfort and identification with these players is palpable, their broad versatility liberating for him, as tidbits of uncensored outtake conversations underscore.
Presley was a music fan with broad, deep roots-music interests as much as a practitioner. That’s unquestionable. He leads the band, in the course of these sessions, back into rockabilly (Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and Sanford Clark’s “The Fool”); blues, with Muddy Waters’s “Got My Mojo Working”; and gospel both serious (“Where Did They Go, Lord;” “Only Believe”) and in the American tall-tale hokum vein (“I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago”). The excursion is as much fun as it sounds like it would be.
The artist’s ease and innovation recording in RCA Nashville’s Studio B, and his enduring welcome there, will likely surprise many. Elvis Presley was very much at home in Nashville, Tenn. and with this R&B-practiced band behind him now, he was all the more so. You can hear it.

Go here to the WSJ for the full review
(News, Source;WSJ/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Elvis #5 Top-Earning Dead Celebrity: Last year ELVIS jumped back up the Forbes charts to become #2 Top-Earning Dead Celebrity but this year he has taken a bad hit, dropping down to Number 5 but still earning an easy $23 million without getting out of bed.
Michael Jackson again tops Forbes magazine's annual list of the highest-earning deceased celebrities but with an estimated of $48 million income, a drop of 12mill from last year, with his Music catalog (which includes Elvis and Aretha Franklin!) and a long-term Sony deal accounting for more than 70% of his earnings.
Dr. Seuss gets #2 thanks to a series of seven-figure TV and film deals with books still Dr. Seuss’ biggest income stream earns $33 million.
Charlie Brown & Snoopy creator Charles Schulz stays at #3, while Arnold Palmer also holds at #4 with his Arizona Beverages deal bringing in millions.
Elvis' income was truly hit by the coronavirus as Graceland closed for two months this year and is now operating at reduced capacity with earnings dropping by millions.
Sadly, there are also young newcomers to the list 21-year-old rapper Juice WRLD (No. 7) who died December 2019 earned $15 million and NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January, is ranked No. 6, having earned $20 million.
The top ten also featured Bob Marley with $14 million, John Lennon $13 million and Prince with $10 million.

Forbes magazine Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 2020.
1. Michael Jackson $48 million (down from $60m)
2. Dr. Seuss $33 million (up from $19m)
3. Charles Schulz ('Peanuts' creator) $32.5 million.
4. Arnold Palmer $25 million.
5. Elvis Presley $23 million (down from $39m)
6. Kobe Bryant $20 million,  7. Juice WRLD $15mill, 8. Bob Marley $14mill,  9. John Lennon $13mill, 10. Prince $10mill.
Also noting 11. Freddie Mercury with $9 million, 12. George Harrison $8.5mill and 13. the great Marilyn Monroe $8 million.

As Gore Vidal once noted, "Death is a good career move"!

Elvis left the building 43 years ago - will Michael Jackson still be in the list in 30 years' time? - EIN truly has its doubts.
(News, Source;Forbes/ElvisInfoNet)

''Elvis 1' 1977 Cadillac for Private Sale: Elvis purchased many Cadillacs during his lifetime for both his personal use and as gifts for family, friends and fans. Elvis' 1977 maroon and silver Cadillac Seville - V8 automatic is the last known Cadillac driven by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The Cadillac was purchased by Elvis in October 1976 for his own use and he chose the burgundy and silver colour scheme himself and had a CB radio installed.
Elvis was seen driving the car the day before his death in August 1977. Later Vernon, gave the car to Elvis’ girlfriend, Ginger Alden. The car is in its original condition and still has the CB radio which Elvis used to communicate with the kitchen at Graceland and the guard house outside to open the gates.
It was auctioned by Graceland in 2014. The car was purchased by a UK fan and collector and until recently was on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire, England.
However the 'Elvis 1 Cadillac' is now in storage in the UK and the owners are looking for a private buyer
The number plate is the original "Elvis 1" and it is being sold so they can utilise the funds for another project.
They are interested in legitimate buyers only and no time wasters.
Sadly EIN is based in Australia so transportation costs stop us buying it for the "EIN mobile"
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Night of the Dragon' New Import CD: Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season, the Wednesday, August 28th 1974 Dinner & Midnight shows. The 1974 summer season was always rated as controversial due to Elvis in-between-songs comments in several shows. Nevertheless, musically, all shows were very good.
These August 28th recordings are directly from recently discovered first generation copies of the original audience-recorded mastertapes, never before in circulation!
Both play lists included several songs unique to this season: "It's Midnight", "Big Boss Man" and funky "If You Talk in Your Sleep," the latter with a karate demo midway. His song selection demonstrated his expertise in a great variety of musical genres most of all, perhaps the stirring performances of "How Great Thou Art." Worth to mention is the rare inclusion of "My Boy" which was presented only once in 1974 (by request).
Presented in a deluxe 4-panel double digipack with a collection of images taken on stage during Elvis' Summer Las Vegas '74 season.
Click here to 'All The CD News' for full tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Three New Movie Import CDs: The 'Gold Standard' label are putting out three new bootleg CDs, all Movie related.
The featured films are 'Easy Come, Easy Go' 'Stay Away Joe', and 'Girl Happy'.
All promoted as "tracks all related to the movie. Including great sounding alternate takes, movie versions, radio spot, demos and more!"
With all the essential tracks released on FTD, EIN can only scratch their heads as who would need these.
Can I hear the scraping at the bottom of the Elvis barrel?

Go to 'All The CD News 2020' for full tracklistings and full details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’ Em' New Import Box-set: This 1977 deluxe box set 'Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’ Em' (EIN comments what the hell does "wovs them" mean, presumably "Wows them" is what they meant) is focused on the third tour of 1977 April-May 1977. Elvis’ live performances in 1977 are often criticized and not without a reason. But Elvis was still offering his fans an enjoying time, the magic of seeing Elvis in person probably exceeded the fact he often delivered a standard and sometimes even mediocre performance. The reactions of the spectators are very telling. They scream, shout and get wild for their hero. This set mostly contains soundboard & multitrack recordings but also contains two rare audience recordings. These high quality audience recordings of the April 27 & 30 performances deserve a place in this box set.
This 6 cd set includes a wonderful booklet with many rare and unpublished photo’s.
EIN Notes: Nothing here not released previously - and two cds are 1977 Audience Recordings.
From previous bootlegs 'Shaking Up the Great Lakes' to 'Trouble In Saginaw' surely we all have this before.
Reviews of Toledo April 23 included..."Several couples sitting near me left early, evidently disappointed that their memories had held up better than Elvis himself. But even 42 isn't too old to remember lyrics (he fluffed some on It's Now Or Never). True, one can't fault the scarcity of his leg shimmies, only their lack of sincerity.
The only standing ovation he got was when he quit singing."

Really, is this what collectors are begging for?

Go to 'All The CD News 2020' for full tracklistings and details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'A Legendary Christmas' New Elvis One CD: The 2020 Christmas cd release from (Public Domain) Elvis One label featuring 16 tracks. All tracks on this album are newly remastered / remixed versions with the main focus on the legendary and unique voice of Elvis Presley... Hear special and beautiful versions from "I Believe" and "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem". No extra overdubs but only the original recordings were used for this release. Also included are 2 homerecordings (including "The Lord's Prayer"), a spliced take version from "It Is No Secret",  a recording from the "Million Dollar Quartet" and the Red West version of "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" with Elvis supposedly singing background vocals.
A special alternate Elvis Christmas cd for 2020 released as a limited edition of 500 copies only!
Includes all the usuals, Santa Claus Is Back In Town, Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem, White Christmas, Blue Christmas, Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) etc plus Christmas message from Elvis
All Tracks Are Newly Remastered / Remixed Versions
Go to 'All The CD News 2020' for full tracklistings and details
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'It’s The Elvis Sound Of The Sixties' New Bootleg Vinyl: Petticoat records is back! This time with a fantastic vinyl album full of early to mid sixties classics.
This high quality album (including bonus CD) featuring 18 rare and hard to find alternate versions of these classics is now available. Great stuff: beautiful ballads as well as some great rockers!
And as always housed in a STUNNING full color sleeve suitable for framing!
This high quality 180 grams virgin vinyl pressing is now available in RED or BLUE vinyl.
Don't miss out on this wonderful limited edition album.
Includes,  Long Lonely Highway – Take 1, Puppet On A String – Take 10, In Your Arms – Take 1, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Take 1, What A Wonderful Life – Take 1, Kiss Me Quick – Take 10, Home Is Where The Heart Is – Take 7 etc, nothing we haven't bought before.
EIN Notes: Really, the barrel scraping is getting so loud it is annoying!
Go to 'All The CD News 2020' for full tracklisting
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'County Ballads' New Import CD: As a follow up to “California Ballads” and after the great success of the previous releases "Nashville Ballads", "Memphis Ballads" & “Vegas Ballads” (EIN note - really? who buys this stuff?)  this is a compilation of some of his best country style ballads. Housed in a beautiful deluxe 6 panel digipack.
Keep your "Ballads" series complete !!
Includes, Just Call Me Lonesome take 4, Pieces Of My Life take 4 / undubbed master / incl. count in, Charro – undubbed master, Loving Arms – string overdub of undubbed master, This Is The Story – backup vocal overdub of undubbed master, Never Again take 4, Gentle On My Mind – repaired undubbed master / different mix, Early Morning Rain – 1973 version / take 1. etc
EIN Notes: Really, the barrel scraping is getting so loud it is annoying! Surely collectors can compile these selections for themselves from previous releases?
Go to 'All The CD News 2020' for full tracklisting
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 15 November 2020
'Destined to Die Young' New Book: A fascinating new book,  'Destined to Die Young' is the definitive examination of why the world lost Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977, when he was only forty-two years old. Author Sally Hoedel has painstakingly researched the subject and offers factual and scientific data - plus never-before-published information she gained by interviewing people who personally knew Elvis - to support her claim that Elvis Presley was never going to live a long life.
In this well-documented book, Hoedel explores how prescription medication was only one aspect of his compromised health and did not ultimately cause his demise. She examines Elvis Presley — a son, husband, father, and devoted friend — while ploughing through the negative hype and legendary myths surrounding the man. Elvis’ downward spiral of health struggles is presented and, for the first time ever, it is revealed that he suffered from disease in nine of eleven bodily systems, five of which were present from birth. This book dispels the long-held theory that abuse of prescription drugs is what killed Elvis.
Author Sally Hoedel interviewed many people close to Elvis for instance nurse Tish Henley Kirk who noted, “One show, they weighed his suit before and after. It weighed eight pounds more after the show, and he still had an evening show to do. We were in a different town all the time. I wasn’t up there doing the shows and wearing myself out like he was. Dr. Nick and I both knew how exhausted we got and we didn’t do a tenth of what Elvis did.”
Destined to Die Young is for anyone who is curious to know the true story of one of the world’s most famous cultural icons. For longtime Elvis Presley fans, it provides answers to lingering questions surrounding his death. You may be surprised to learn that, based on
Elvis Presley’s family history and the genes he was dealt, nothing could have saved the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Preorder - $22.00 - Book will be available on December 14, 2020.
Go here to the book's website for details and preorder
(News, Source;SH/ElvisInfoNet)

Sally Hoedel is the author of the new Elvis book 'Destined to Die Young' - as featured above.. 
EIN wanted to know more..

Q. Elvis died 43 years ago, what do you think fans will learn from your book?  
Sally Hoedel: Fans will learn what Elvis was struggling with health-wise throughout his life, not just in the final years. Everyone knows the struggling Elvis as the bloated image of 1977, but the Elvis of 1957 already had a number of ailments. My book traces when they were first evident. This is so important because when there is evidence of disease/disorder prior to fame then it can be concluded that the disease/disorder was not the end result of the prescription medication problem. The book also traces, when possible, where the ailments came from in the family tree and by doing so, truly explains Gladys’ death in a way that has never been done before. Explaining one, gives us answers for the other as both their lives were cut short.
Q. From Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse famous musicians have always led an unhealthy life-style. Why does Elvis' drug-

habits still matter to the tabloid media?
SH: There are many reasons why Elvis’ decline is still making headlines. One is that his demise was so visual…he went from a perfect looking human to a visibly compromised man. Second, who else is known around the world by their first name? Elvis is as recognizable as Coca-Cola and Mickey Mouse yet the world tends to forget that he was a human being and not just an image. That leads to the third reason, which is the fact that so much of what general pop culture knows about Elvis is false. He is a man so shrouded in myth and legend that he is rarely allowed to exist within his own humanity.
Q. If you had known Elvis could you have saved him?
SH: If I had known Elvis during his lifetime, I could not have saved him. The point of my book is that no one could, not even Elvis himself.

Right: the author with Elvis' 50s girlfriend Barbara Hearn

NOTE: EIN's detailed interview with Sally Hoedel is coming soon.

'I’ll Be Home For Christmas' New EP: From the Memphis Mansion label.... Bring the Christmas spirit to your home this year with this amazing Christmas EP!
With this EU Public Domain release you get:
- Red Vinyl  -Gatefold Cover
-Two Elvis elves ready to cut out and decorate your home with!
Side A:
Santa Claus Is back In Town - White Christmas
Side B:
Blue Christmas - I'll Be Home For Christmas (With Original Greeting From Elvis)
With each vinyl you buy you get a chance to win A ORIGINAL SUN SINGLE “That's All Right Mama” from 1954 – read more about it in the cover
Also includes a promotion poster (like the picture)
Priced at €20.11 - Limited to 300 copies
Go here to the Memphis Mansion website to order

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 13 November 2020
Bud Glass 'ELVIS: Behind The Image' EP 2 soon: After the tremendous response of episode 1, "DOUBLE TROUBLE" with over 165,000 views online - Bud Glass and 'ELVIS: Behind The Image - The Series' is proud to announce the upcoming release of Episode 2. The title and link to view will be revealed very soon, and when you see how in-depth this episode is, you will understand the extra time that was required to give this incredible true story the proper time that is deserved to be properly produced.
In the meantime, let me remind everyone to always stick around to the ABSOLUTE VERY END of each episode, because that's where I add the info about the BONUS MATERIAL, that is relevant to each episode- but not
included in the episode- to keep from breaking the flow of the original story as its being told.
If you missed it at the end of Episode 1
I suggest that you go back and check it out! It's called: "The Sisters From Hell And The Plot To Kidnap Lisa Marie Presley"
Just like the actual episodes, it's ALL totally free to all fans!
The title of Episode 2 will be announced very soon together with the link for the video on the day of its premier.
Those who are subscribed on the YouTube channel will be personally notified- so be sure to subscribe and click the bell icon for notifications.
For more information click here to 'Elvisbehindtheimage.com'
The Bonus Material for Episode 2 is called 'ELVIS AND THE EXORCIST' with a unusual link to the unrelated episode 2. The full Episode 2 will be available very soon.
Go HERE to check out 'Elvis Behind The image The Series'
(News, Source;BG/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis: TTWII' In North American Cinemas December 3-6: Trafalgar Releasing today announced the upcoming release of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is: Special Edition, coming to cinemas across North America from December 3 to 6. This follows the success of the release earlier in the year across the UK, Australia and elsewhere. The film took the number one spot on the UK cinema box office on night of release, making it the biggest popular music concert release of 2020 at that time.
Tickets for the North American release will be on sale today at ElvisThatsTheWayItIs.com.
To celebrate 85 years of Elvis Presley and 50 years since the film’s original 1970 release, the King returns to cinemas – remastered - with Elvis: That’s The Way It Is: Special Edition, an unmissable event for fans.
Trafalgar noted, "Following the success in the UK and other territories earlier in the year, we're so excited to be partnering with Warner Bros. and Authentic Brands Group to be bringing this seminal film to cinemas in North America. The film marks the start of a new global event cinema distribution relationship between Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Bros. and we look forward to collaborating closely with their team."
Elvis: TTWII Special Edition in cinemas across North America from December 3 to 6.
CLICK HERE to ElvisThatsTheWayItIs.com for tickets and up-to-date information
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' Delayed to March / April 2021: Fans have been contacting EIN asking what has happened to this up-coming FTD release. Earlier we noted that “Bruce Jackson: On the Road with Elvis” was postponed to November - but now FTD have announced that it will delayed to "Spring" 2021. This is, as suspected, due to overseas transport costs of the book from Australia and the pricing of the overall package.
Most Elvis dealers are no longer offering it for Pre-order.
The FTD package includes a 3CD set, an audio documentary hosted by Jack Mullins (singer/songwriter) plus a soundboard recording of the Sioux Falls 10-18-76, and Atlanta 12-30-76 shows.
The original book, by Gary Jackson, was published in early 2019 and is still for sale for $95 & postage. To learn more and read extensive reviews and plenty about Bruce Jackson and Elvis go to www.brucejackson.com.au
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 11 November 2020

'On Stage with Elvis Presley' New Book: A new book from Stuart Coupe and Stig Edgren, 'On Stage with Elvis Presley: The backstage stories of Elvis' legendary TCB Band' with James Burton, Ron Tutt, Glen D. Hardin, and Jerry Scheff.
Foreword by Jerry Schilling.
There are many stories about Elvis Presley, but these are the backstage personal stories of the four key members of Elvis' legendary TCB Band - James Burton, Ron Tutt, Glen D Hardin, and Jerry Scheff. These extraordinary musicians were hand-picked by Elvis in 1969, and toured with him until he tragically passed away in 1977. Imagine the stories about what Elvis was like when he was getting ready to go on stage! There are very few Elvis books about what life was really like on the road with The King.
Author Stuart Coupe is a well-respected Australian music journalist, author as well as being a band manager and promoter.

133 pages - Out Now on Kindle and paperback

Go here to Amazon UK to find out more

(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

The Elvis Files Magazine #33 Out Soon: Once again Erik Lorentzen has put together a cracker of unseen photos and Elvis stories for his new Elvis Files Magazine #33.

He notes, all subscriptions ran out with #32.
If you want This issue and # 34, 35 & 36, send €60 by PayPal to Elvis Files. And as always, we promise to keep our promises to you regarding unseen photos....
The magazine includes...
- Elvis at Troy Arena, November 1956
... "Elvis Presley, whose jet-propelled career has reached stratospheric heights  in only one year, comes to Troy's Hobart arena on Saturday, November 24, for two performances.
Despite the critics who contend  he can’t last, the teenagers feel Elvis has taken the rock'n'roll and blues music and has made it out of the category of rhythm long time. The handsome six-footer may into pop-type that can endure a be drafted and an opportunity to see him in person playing his guitar and singing his famous ballads has made his southern Ohio public very pleased."

- Loving You - Behind The Scenes
- Huntsville 1975

Go here to Elvis Files website to order

(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis in Vegas' Paperback Out Now: The excellent 2019 book, 'Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show' by Richard Zoglin, paperback edition has now been published.
"A fascinating history of Vegas as gambling capital, celebrity playground, mob hangout, and entertainment Valhalla, the incredible tale of how the King got his groove back”
"Elvis in Vegas" is a classic feel-good story for the ages.

At the time EIN reviewed the book as... 'Elvis in Vegas is an engrossing, fast paced history of Vegas with Elvis’ comeback and rock approach to staging his show "headlined" as a transformational point in the town's chequered history.  A richly textured book which fluidly examines its subjects in multi-dimensional fashion. ‘Las Vegas saved Elvis, at least for a little while. And Elvis showed Vegas its future’. Highly recommended."

See our 2019 review plus EIN's exclusive interview with the author below



(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

(Book Review): Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show (Richard Zoglin): EIN recently interviewed senior editor of Time magazine, Richard Zoglin, about his new book, Elvis in Vegas.

To complement our interview, EIN's Nigel Patterson provides a detailed review of Zoglin's book, a release that offers a lot more than its title suggests, and a book that is clearly one of the most important Elvis releases of 2019.

Read Nigel's detailed review of Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

Read EIN's interview with the author, Richard Zoglin

Sunday 8 November 2020

'Faded Love', New Promo: Another promo track for the new 'From Elvis In Nashville' collection, the rocked-up and funky "Faded Love".
The song was originally a 1950 hit in the US Country charts for Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys. While Elvis' country / overdubbed, simpler Take 1 would be released on the original album, Elvis decided to then add some extra R'n'R in following the takes.
In fact Take 3 would be considered as an "Alternate master" but would never be released in his lifetime.

Remaster engineer Matt Ross-Spang again reveals the rawness of the Nashville sessions and Elvis' sincere performance. This set will be well-worth the wait 

GO to YouTube to hear the funky 'FADED LOVE' -

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

US CD box-set
US Vinyl
UK CD box-set
UK Vinyl
. . . .

New FTDs OUT NOW: After a few weeks delay FTD's new releases are OUT NOW. 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' including 'The Wild In The Country sessions'. It includes remixed and remastered unreleased studio outtakes. This 8 inch deluxe 4-CD package will also feature a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, record and movie data, memorabilia and rare photos. Both "October" releases are OUT NOW and at your Elvis dealer.

a) "The Something For Everybody Sessions - with 'Wild In The Country'" a 4CD "complete sessions" set.
All the session takes from Elvis' RCA November 7 / 8, 1960 and March 12 / 13, 1961 sessions.
The vast majority of these session have already been released but it will include several "new" false start / outtakes from 'Put the Blame On Me',  'Wild In the Country' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

b) 'Easy Come, Easy Go' Special double-vinyl: FTD double-VINYL release of Elvis' 1967 Paramount movie 'Easy Come, Easy Go' soundtrack as a double-LP set. As always this is a 'Limited Edition'.
As there was no official publicity portrait session for the movie, the original six-track EP featured a cover shot from Girl Happy. Around the same time as the ECEG EP release, "See The USA The Elvis Way" EP (based on the ECEG EP art design) was released exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. For this 2-LP limited edition, we have mirrored this rare design that included a publicity portrait from Spinout. Elvis recorded the songs on september 28 and 29, 1966.

Includes Bonus Songs 'Come What May' and 'Fools Fall in Love' plus alternate takes and instrumentals.
180 Gram Vinyl.

Click here to EIN's 'FTD SONY CD News' for full details (News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

The Elvis Files Magazine #33: Once again Erik Lorentzen has put together a cracker of unseen photos and Elvis stories for his new Elvis Files Magazine #33
The magazine includes
- Elvis at Troy Arena, November 1956
... "Elvis Presley, whose jet-propelled career has reached stratospheric heights  in only one year, comes to Troy's Hobart arena on Saturday, November 24, for two performances.
Despite the critics who contend  he can’t last, the teenagers feel Elvis has taken the rock'n'roll and blues music and has made it out of the category of rhythm long time. The handsome six-footer may into pop-type that can endure a be drafted and an opportunity to see him in person playing his guitar and singing his famous ballads, “Heartbreak Hotel,”  “That's All Right, Mama," "Mystery Train,”  "I Was the One," "Blue Moon of Kentucky,” and his latest hit "Love Me Tender" has made his southern Ohio public very pleased."

- Loving You - Behind The Scenes
- Huntsville 1975

Go here to Elvis Files website to order

(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

OUT NOW 'GET BACK: The Fantasy Series Vol 2' DVD: OUT NOW and getting great reviews from the collectors - from the STAR label, Imagine you could "Get Back in time" .....
Great footage from 71/72. Elvis is in great shape, not only his amazing voice but the moves and spirit he brings on stage,unfortunately was probably the last time fans got to witness this.
Lots and lots of rare footage has been combined to make an incredible one hour show with 23(!!) complete performances.
More close ups and better quality then the first volume.
Fan comments include...
- Deleivered this week and it blew me away. The quality of the footage is beautiful and sharp, the sound is superb.
- A tremendous work from STAR, every word Elvis sings is synced with the pictures, every move is totally fitting with the clips. To see him wearing all these great suits is so thrilling.
- Great to see Elvis wearing different jumpsuits and even just those great paisley shirts, brilliant.
- Great quality footage, better than previously bootlegged
- EPE / SONY should have used more of this in 'The Searcher-

Go here to 2020 Release News for full tracklist
Check out Trailer on YouTube
(News, Source;STAR/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 5 November 2020

(Book Review) From Elvis in Memphis (Eric Wolfson): The 150th volume in the popular Bloomsbury Academic 33 1/3 series of music history and criticism books is Eric Wolfson’s From Elvis in Memphis (due out on 12 November).
EIN’s Nigel Patterson recently sat down and submerged himself in what is the first (and long overdue) extensive examination of any Elvis album.
What Nigel found was a deeply considered, strongly written, and thought provoking analysis of what many regard as Elvis’ finest album.

.. "In 1968, Elvis Presley was worse than dead – he was irrelevant. After helping to establish rock and roll as a cultural force and becoming its biggest star in the 1950s, he now found himself eclipsed by the music. New artists like the Beatles and Bob Dylan blew the mid-1960’s rock landscape wide open.. Elvis, once the epitome of the young and exciting rock and roll star, had become old and stale.
From the moment that From Elvis in Memphis begins with a rock and roll Odysseus returning home after “a little while”, the album refuses to settle. Over the course of the record, people drive eight-wheel locomotives, ride in long black limousines, and soar like beautiful birds...."

Read Nigel’s detailed 3,000+ words review of From Elvis in Memphis

(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

. . .

'ELVIS For President' 2020: The votes are nearly counted and sadly ELVIS PRESLEY does not seem to be in the running this year. Elvis' appearances on the campaign trail were extremely low-key with his campaign manager, Nigel Patterson, stating that due to the pandemic Elvis would rather be working with his social media accounts to enthuse people to vote for his party rather than actually be out and about in the ghetto. Asked where exactly Elvis stood between the GOP Red and Democrats Blue, Patterson said Elvis was "Just a little bit of Green".
Mr Presley's main slogans of "Viva Las Vegas" did not seem to resonate in Nevada, and similarly "Kentucky Rain" did not delight voters in the Bluegrass State.
Some postal votes seem to have been mismanaged for Presley with many of them being handed back "Return To Sender"
When asked for comment Presley stated that he didn't do that badly, noting that Grammy-winning Kanye West only got 57,000 votes total across the 12 states in which he was in the running.
Presley said of this election that there was "too much monkey business" but "please don't stop loving me, as I'll be back!"
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis and the Arizona" New film in the works: The recent edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured a request for fans who might have been there at Elvis' 1961 Bloch Arena show. Wow, they would be pretty old by now.
Foundation looking for 1961 Elvis concertgoers for new documentary film on USS Arizona Memorial
Were you at the Elvis Presley concert at Pearl Harbor’s Bloch Arena on March 25, 1961?
If so, then the nonprofit World War II Foundation is interested in interviewing you for a new documentary film in the works, “Elvis and the Arizona” to be narrated by country music star Brantley Gilbert.
The nonprofit based in Rhode Island produces films on individual personal stories from World War II as part of its mission to educate younger generations about the war. President and filmmaker Tim Gray said the foundation is now seeking Hawaii residents who went to that concert to interview for the film while its crew is on Oahu on December 6.
“We are interested in your memories of that day and seeing Elvis in person at Bloch Arena,” said Gray in an email. “We are also looking to film any moments from the concert such as ticket stubs and personal photos.”
Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” played a huge role in helping to bring the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to fruition, according to Gray.
At the suggestion of his manager Col. Tom Parker, Presley held the famous benefit concert at Pearl Harbor in March of 1961 that not only
helped raise money for the struggling memorial project, but also helped revive the nation’s passion for honoring those killed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The film is the 29th one by the World War II Foundation, which has already produced several focused on Pearl Harbor, narrated by stars ranging from Gary Sinise to Tom Selleck and Matthew Broderick.
Those who would like to be interviewed for the new documentary can contact Gray at timgray@wwiifoundation.org.

The film is planned to be shown the US Public Broadcast Network at the end of 2021.
(News, Source;EdA/Phoenix/ElvisInfonet)

Monday 2 November 2020
Sean Connery Dead aged 90: Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers. Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas. His acting career spanned seven decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables. Connery's other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.
Elvis of course loved new gadgets and loved James Bond. If only Elvis had had the chance to perform as Agent 007.
In the movie 'Double Trouble' Elvis is chased by various villains though Europe, Elvis later commented, "I wasn't exactly a James Bond in this movie. But then, no one ever asked Sean Connery to sing a song while dodging bullets".
In 1962 Sean Connery stared in the very first James Bond movie 'Dr. No', the film also featured Ursula Andress, as well as Elvis' friend Jack Lord.
It was Ursula Andress' performance as 'Honey Rider that helped her get the co-star role in Elvis' 1963 film 'Fun in Acapulco'.
In fact 'Fun in Acapulco' was Andress' first US speaking role as in 'Dr No' her voice had been overdubbed due to her heavy accent.
Priscilla confirmed Elvis' love of James Bond and Sean Connery back in 2014.
She explained that Elvis had always loved gadgets and technology and had one of the first home VCRs, TV remote controls, 'Mobile telephone' (in a case), and even the first microwave in Memphis.
She claimed that Elvis was one of the first people to get a "global phone", something he became obsessed with after he saw one in a James Bond movie.
"We had a phone, well James Bond had one, so Elvis wanted one of those and he got it, that was back in
the late Sixties." - - Sean Connery 25 August 1930 - 31 October 2020. R.I.P
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Classic Cadillac owned by Elvis songwriter, Aaron Schroeder, for sale: This 1977 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz was gifted to the Great Barrington Historical Society by long-time member Abby Schroeder. The car was owned by Aaron and Abby Schroeder and presently is in very fine condition with a red and white interior and only 18,220 original miles. Aaron Schroeder (1926-2009) was a world famous songwriter and record producer for many renowned artists like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Carl Perkins, Chaka Kahn and especially Elvis Presley, for whom he wrote 17 songs, of which five became number one international hits. Those hits included: "A Big Hunk of Love", "Good Luck Charm", "I Got Stung," "Stuck on You," and "It's Now or Never." Aaron created Musicor Records that produced major records, giving success to
unknown artists like Gene Pitney and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. An interesting side note, Elvis, whose middle name was Aaron and also had a lifelong passion for Cadillacs, died in 1977, the same year as this Cadillac. The caddy would suit any ETA wanting to arrive to their concerts in style! Interested parties should contact the Great Barrington Historical Society at 1-413-591-8702 or info@gbhistory.org for details.
(News, Source: Robert Krol, The Great Barrington Historical Society)

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason on Elvis: Nick Mason, Pink Floyd's drummer, was a founder member and the only member to feature on every Pink Floyd album since its formation in 1965.
In a recent NME interview he named Elvis' ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ as "The first song I fell in love with"
He noted, “The beginning of rock ’n’ roll. Elvis was moving things on slightly from Bill Haley. Bill Haley was the first record I ever bought and I almost certainly bought it as a ’78rpm, not as a 45, which shows my age!”
“That black and white picture of Elvis and ‘Elvis Presley’ in neon green and neon pink lettering, the first album he made. It had ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ on it and ‘Hound Dog', ‘I Got A Woman’, it was absolutely stuffed with his early hits. It was still a period when you bought records from an electrical shop, somewhere at the back of the shop after you’d gone past all the washing machines and fridges, there’d be a booth with records. I would’ve bought it there rather than a record store with those weird hairdryer booths.”

Interestingly he named Duane Eddy's ‘Peter Gunn’ as "The song that takes me back to my teenage years"
“It was the first thing I ever picked out on the guitar. I’m not a guitarist, it was possibly the first and the last thing I picked out on a guitar. Shortly after that was the beginning of putting Pink Floyd together. I didn’t become the guitar player because someone already had a guitar. We didn’t know how to play any of the instruments but it was agreed that one guy had already got a guitar so that meant I had to buy something else. The last thing I needed to be was a bass player so I went and bought a drum kit.”
(News, Source;NME/ElvisInfoNet)

Cliff Richard Talks Elvis: Sir Cliff Richard, who recently turned 80, acknowledges that Elvis was his inspiration and muse for a career in rock and roll. But after he rose to fame with The Shadows, Sir Cliff claimed fans were divided and either supported him or the US star. In his new autobiography The Dreamer, he reflected on their rivalry and revealed how a touching comment “made my life”.
Richard claimed that if he had “never heard or seen Elvis” he would likely have “remained plain old Harry Webb” – the star’s real name.
He explained that Elvis' image and music made him realise how he could make it in rock and roll.
The star, who is worth more than £84million, admitted that Elvis was the person he wanted to perform with “more than anybody else in the history of music”.
He lamented that Elvis was “no longer with us” and asked Priscilla if she would grant him permission to cover one of Elvis' songs.
On his 2016 album 'Fabulous Rock'n'Roll' Cliff sings a duet with Elvis on "Blue Suede Shoes" and the album also included "Memphis, Tennessee" and "His Latest Flame".
Priscilla explained that her late husband would have supported her decision “because Elvis knew all about his competition. Elvis kept an eye on his main rivals, all over the world. He certainly knew all about you!”
Richard added, “When I was starting out, in the early days of rock and roll, I used to visit schools.
“The kids always told me they were split in half – half of them liked Elvis, the other half liked me.
“I still meet women of my age today, who tell me, ‘Oh, my sister loved you, but I always used to love Elvis’. ‘Ha! Me, too’, I usually say.”
Knowing that Elvis took note of me, and even viewed me as his competition, makes my day; my month; my year. No: In a funny way, it makes my life.”
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

'Chips Moman: Genius Record Producer' New Book: From author James L. Dickerson (The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager/ Goin' Back to Memphis) his new book ''Chips Moman: The Record Producer Whose Genius Changed American Music'
... Chips Moman’s genius began in the studio, where he instituted technical innovations that forever changed the recording industry, but it expanded from there with an uncanny ability to recognize hit songs when he heard them as rough demos, and then blossomed with an unsurpassed string of hit records. He rescued Elvis Presley’s career with his recordings of “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto,” and he provided Willie Nelson with one of his most memorable signature songs, “Always on My Mind.” Not bad for a Georgia country boy who dropped out of school in the eighth grade and hitchhiked to Memphis in search of the American Dream.
By any measure—sales, multi-genre capability, number of hit records, technical innovation, artistry, etc.—Lincoln “Chips” Moman was the most important record producer in American history. With several hundred hits to his credit in pop, country, rhythm & blues, and rock, both from record production and songwriting, Chips Moman is legendary within the music industry. This biography is the story of his life.

Hardcover : 350 pages. Sartoris Literary Group. Out 10 Dec 2020
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'GET BACK: The Fantasy Series Volume 2' DVD: From the STAR label, Imagine you could "Get Back in time" .....
The follow up to the 1976 DVD 'And I Love You So'.
This time they chose footage from 71/72. Elvis is in great shape, not only his amazing voice but the moves and spirit he brings on stage,unfortunately was probably the last time fans got to witness this.
Lots and lots of rare footage has been combined to make an incredible one hour show with 23(!!) complete performances.
More close ups and better quality then the first volume.
Just listen to an outstanding version of "What Now My Love" which is probably better than the later released "Aloha" version since it has more "feel" to it.
Just enjoy how great he looks during the title track "Little Sister/Get Back" .... does it get any better than this folks?
Just watch his moves during "Suspicious Minds"
Just catch his "Hound Dog's" he is throwing in the crowd.
Just be amazed when he takes of his jacket for an outstanding "Lovin' Feelin'"
The energy he puts in every song, makes this one of the best releases of the last years.
Also included are some rare "72 rehearsals from the "On Tour" files.
Go here to 2020 Release News for full tracklist
Check out Trailer on YouTube
(News, Source;STAR/ElvisInfoNet)

News from earlier this week ....
Stan Kesler Memphis Great, dead at 92: Stan Kesler, who composed 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone', 'Playing for Keeps' and 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' while also working at Sun Records has died aged 92.
Stan Kesler was a key figure in Memphis music history as a musician, songwriter, engineer and producer.
He was a pivotal figure in the Memphis birth of rock 'n' roll and helped enhance the careers of rock and soul legends such as Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Carr, and Sam the Sham.
Kesler who had suffered from deteriorating health for some time, passed away Monday with bone cancer.
Kesler made major contributions to dozens of records, he composed songs for Elvis, played bass on "Great Balls of Fire," produced the classic Sam the Sham hit 'Wooly Bully' and engineered recordings at Goldwax.
One of 10 children, Stanley Augustus Kesler was born in Abbeville, Mississippi, where music was a family affair.
As a boy, he learned to play guitar, mandolin and dobro while harmonizing with various family members and then would move to Memphis in the early fifties.
There he played with local band the house band at the Cotton Club in West Memphis and found his way to Sam Phillips' studio at 706 Union Ave.
At SUN Kesler began working as an engineer, and soon established his bona fides as a musical jack-of-all-trades.
It was at Sun Studios that Elvis would record two songs co-written by Kesler, "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone," and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget."
The Kesler-Elvis connection remained strong throughout Elvis' career. In 1957 Elvis recorded Kesler's composition 'Playing for Keeps', then 'Thrill of Your Love' which featured on the 1960 album 'Elvis Is Back!'.
And in at the 1969 Chips Moman sessions Elvis recorded Kesler's "If I'm a Fool (for Loving You)."
During the heyday of Sun, Kesler was one of the first people in Memphis to own an electric bass and played on records by Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, including Lewis' classic 1957 hit, 'Great Balls of Fire'.
Some others who recorded Kesler songs include Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and John Prine.
While producing at 'Goldwax' it was Kesler who first organised the band of session musicians that became "The Memphis Boys" who then were used by Chips Moman at American Sound where they provided the crucial backing for Elvis, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield and many others.
In the 1980s, Kesler returned to performing as part of the Sun Rhythm Section, a reunited group of Sun veterans that toured all over the world after getting together for a Smithsonian Institute festival in Washington in the 1980s celebrating the stunning creativity that was SUN Studios.
A great musician and producer - Stan Kesler  R.I.P.
(News, Source;CommAppeal/ElvisInfoNet)

Stan Kesler Tribute: On the latest 'Matt Shepherd's Golden Years', - by BBC radio and Elvis author Matt Shepherd - he pays tribute to the great Stan Kesler who has just passed away.
Kesler worked with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam The Sham to name a few. There's a classic countdown, this time from Canada in 1963.
We've a new feature called "Triple Treat" featuring Ricky Nelson.
We go "dreaming" with Roy Orbison and Neil Sedaka and there's much more too!
The great days are ready for you!
Click here to Mixcloud for some great rocknroll memories


(News, Source;MS/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis and More: The Spoils Of War' New Book: With an unusual title 'Elvis and More: The Spoils Of War' is the autobiography of the world’s most well-known fan club president, Todd Slaughter, not through celebrity but because of his unforgettable name. His encounters with the rich and famous occurred – not that anyone wanted to meet him, but everyone wanted to talk about Elvis.
Conceived on the battlefields of Flanders (coastal Belgium) during WWII, adopted into poverty by loving parents, and growing up in the cosmopolitan East Midlands city of Leicester, this is the story of one man’s determination to promote and preserve the legacy of Elvis Presley.
Todd’s passion for Elvis is unquestionable. His achievements for Elvis, for the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain and its members are remarkable. His involvement with entertainment industry moguls is unbelievable.
Despite bad luck, bad health and bad people, Todd has survived to tell a remarkable story.
Paperback 276 pages
All proceeds to the Royal Papworth Transplant Hospital.

Go here to elvispresleyfanclub.co.uk for info and to order

(News, Source;TS/ElvisInfoNet)

'(You're the) Devil in Disguise' New Video: The publicity says..  Just in time for Halloween, a new look at The King’s classic “(You're the) Devil in Disguise.”
She looked like angel… but The King got wise.
And now, 57 years after Elvis Presley hit the charts with his classic “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise” Sony's Legacy Recordingshas released a new music video for the song just in time for Halloween. It’s the handiwork of illustrator / animator / director Jimmy Simpson. And take it from us: It’s a hell of a lot of fun.
“(You're the) Devil In Disguise” was written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. The background vocalists are The Jordanaires and Millie Kirkham.
To all involved, we say: Thank you very much, thank you very much.
Go here to YouTube to watch
EIN Notes: Sadly no cartoon Elvis is featured in the clip! Boooooo!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Heartbreak Hotel' original handwritten lyrics For Auction:  On November 19 / 20 Weiss Auctions will be offering the original handwritten lyrics to the classic 1956 Elvis Presley hit song Heartbreak Hotel.
The two day event will also feature other rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, sports and Hollywood collectibles.
- Heartbreak Hotel was written in October 1955 by Mae Boren Axton, a high school teacher with a background in musical promotion, and Tommy Durden, a Jacksonville singer-songwriter.
The lyrics were inspired by a newspaper account of a man who committed suicide by jumping to his death from a hotel window, leaving a note that said, “I walk a lonely street.” Axton presented the song to Presley and he loved it, recording the hit in January 1956 for his new label, RCA Victor.
Axton and Durden’s signed lyrics, in pencil with corrections, is a rare slice of rock’n’roll history.

The Friday, November 20th session headlined by the Heartbreak Hotel lyrics and copy of Yoko Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit signed by John Lennon and Yoko) will also feature Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan signed albums, with both having certificates of authenticity; a signed Bruce Springsteen “Rosalita” tour jacket; a collection of signed checks including ones from Marilyn Monroe, George Harrison, Orville Wright, Chester A. Arthur and Benjamin Harrison.
For more info about Weiss Auctions and the big auction slated for November 19th-20th, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.


(News, Source;KHall/ElvisInfoNet)

EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in October ...

'Funny How Time Slips Away', Official Lyric Video: Another promo video for the new 'From Elvis In Nashville' album, the sublime "Funny How Time Slips Away".
This time helping to emphasise Elvis' lyrical interpretation,
Recorded in one single take, Elvis puts his soul into this perfect bluesy rendition of the Willie Nelson classic. Matt Ross-Spang's new remaster adds even more emotion with Charlie McCoy's organ neatly counterpointing James Burton's fine guitar playing.  
If this is representative of Matt Ross-Spang's new remastering then this set is going to be a true stunner.
GO to YouTube to hear the gorgeous 'FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY' -
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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Australian Release Delayed? EIN received this message yesterday, "Thanks for pre-ordering FROM ELVIS IN NASHVILLE, our suppliers have contacted us in regards to this item and unfortunately they have advised that the release date for this title has now been pushed back.
This item is now set for release December 11th, 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Note this may only apply to Australia with the CV19 transportation issues from Europe. We will see.

Lisa Marie honoring Ben Keough:  Lisa Marie honored her son Ben Keough on what would have been his 28th birthday, last wednesday, Oct 21.
Lisa Marie described the pain of losing her son, via Instagram.
My beautiful beautiful angel,
I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven. My heart and soul went with you.
The depth of the pain is suffocating and bottomless without you every moment of every day.
I will never be the same.
Please wait for me my love, and hold my hand while I stay to continue to protect and raise your little sisters and to be here for Riley. I know you would want that.
Happy Birthday my sweet sweet Boy. You were much too good for this world. 😞💔
Ben Keough was the son of Lisa Marie and ex-husband, singer-songwriter Danny Keough.
The former couple also share daughter Riley Keough, 31. Lisa Marie Presley also shares twin daughters, Harper and Finley, 12, with guitarist Michael Lockwood, whom she was married to from 2006 to 2016.
Riley Keough also posted about her brother "Happy Birthday beautiful angel." .
Ben and Lisa Marie had a special bond, she revealed that Mother's Day 2009 the two got matching Celtic eternity knot tattoos.
In 2012, she featured Keough and his siblings in a music video remaking Elvis' 1954 song "I Love You Because."
Ben Keough died by suicide at the age of 27 on July 12. Elvis' grandson, he also died way too young.
(News, Source;Instagram/ElvisInfoNet)

Jean-Marie Pouzenc Interview: Jean-Marie Pouzenc is one of Europe's most well-known identities in the Elvis fan world. He is the founder and long-time president of the celebrated Elvis My Happiness fan club and publishes one of the best Elvis magazines in the world.
Jean-Marie has also written a number of acclaimed Elvis books including his latest coffee table release, Elvis Technicolor in Black & White.
In this fascinating interview Jean-Marie Pouzenc, now 77 years old, discusses...
- How and when he became an Elvis fan
- What changes he has noticed in the Elvis world since 1956
- Elvis' popularity in France
- His new publication 'Elvis Technicolor in Black & White'
- Elvis in Paris
. . . . and much, much more

Go here - EIN's Nigel Patterson ask the questions

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'The Wonder Of You' UK Double-Platinum: Elvis' / RPO 2016 release 'The Wonder Of You' made number in the UK and has now been certified double-platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Elvis Presley, 'The Wonder Of You' album, released 21/10/2016, certified Platinum 2X 16/10/2020.
'The Wonder Of You' supposedly features "Elvis' unmistakable voice and most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new orchestral accompaniment by acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick"
Platinum 2X BPI Award now means 600,000 UK copies sold with digital downloads, physical sales and also streaming (the 12 most-streamed tracks with the top two songs down-weighted in line with the average of the rest).
The Irish Examiner review said..
"The best bits here are when the orchestra is scarcely noticeable and Elvis has the floor to himself. It’s when he is shoved aside that the whiff of cash-in becomes hard to ignore.
EIN review said..
"Feels like “If I Can Dream” lite, like the low-calorie version of a great tasting snack with too many obvious production failures that any true Elvis fan could have pointed out to the producers."
Go HERE to EIN's in-depth review.
(News, Source;Fecc/ElvisInfoNet)

'Bruce Jackson, On The Road With Elvis' The Lost Album!: Fans have been contacting EIN asking what has happend to this up-coming FTD release. Earlier we noted that “Bruce Jackson: On the Road with Elvis” was postponed to November. But now even that seems uncertain. The original books were stored here in Australia, with the CDs being printed in the EU, so the uncertainty about overseas transport costs and the pricing of the overall package is now an issue.
Most Elvis dealers are no longer offering it for Pre-order while Elvis Australia says it is "Sold Out" - which is ridiculous as it hasn't been released yet, nor even priced.
Combined with a 3CD set, an audio documentary hosted by Jack Mullins (singer/songwriter) plus a soundboard recording of the Sioux Falls 10-18-76, and Atlanta 12-30-76 shows.
Fans will just have to wait for a confirmation from FTD.
A November release seems unlikely.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis In Nashville' Graceland Video: EPE have shared a short video about Elvis' time in Nashville.
Archivist Angie Marchese talks about Elvis hotspots in the city to help publicise the upcoming release of 'From Elvis in Nashville' next month.
Starting at Nashville's famous Country Music Hall of Fame Marchese notes, "Not only is Elvis a member, but you can also see his gold Cadillac on display."
She also visits the Ryman Auditorium (original home of the Grand Ole Opry) plus historic RCA Studio B.
Marchese gets her facts wrong ridiculously stating.. "This is not only where Elvis recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel' in January 1956 but went on to record over 250 amazing songs, right here on this property." EIN adds, Elvis' first RCA session & 'Heartbreak Hotel' was at 1525 McGavock St, a Methodist Church TV and Radio centre, not at Studio B!
Graceland are promoting the new Sony CD release of From Elvis In Nashville, which is released on November 20.
Go here to Facebook for the video
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

‘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)

'From Elvis In Nashville' "Mary In The Morning": Another preview track - 'Mary In The Morning' Session Outtakes 3-4 to help publicise the the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis' mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album.

CLICK HERE to YouTube to hear the gorgeous 'MARY IN THE MORNING' -

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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'TTWII Photo-Folio' New Book: For those that couldn't afford the original five volumes of Erik Lorentzen's "Summer Festival" TTWII books, a "best-of" soft-cover-color-photo-coffee-table book.
Features 250 awesome color photos selected from the previous 5 "1970 Summer Festival" Volumes.

Erik Lorentzen says.. "A must have photo folio coffee table booklet with the best pictures collected from the 'TTWI WAS' book series Vol. 1-5 2019-2020.
We promise to keep our promise . . . Pristine, crystal-clear, jaw dropping photos.

A special "​TTWII soft-cover-color-photo-coffee-table book."

PRE ORDER from our shop for €62 only incl. world-wide shipping.... in your mailbox ─ worldwide ─ all corners ─ from Alaska to Mugamba.

Go here to the 'Elvis Files' website to order


(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

New Presley Grave in Meditation Garden: In somewhat sombre news there is a new addition to the Graceland Meditation Garden as Benjamin Storm Presley Keough was laid to rest in the Meditation Garden, October 1, at Graceland with his family including his grandfather, Elvis Presley, great-grandmother, Gladys Presley, great-grandfather, Vernon Presley and great-great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley.
Lisa Marie Presley's son, who died at age 27 in mid-July, was buried in Meditation Garden at Graceland.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office ruled on July 14 that Keough's official cause of death was a shotgun wound and the manner of death was ruled suicide.
Lisa Marie's rep said at the time, "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life."


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Mac Davis Dead aged 78: In truly tragic news Mac Davis died Tuesday night (Sept. 29) following heart surgery. He was 78.
Mac Davis’ longtime manager Jim Morey announced his death, “Mac Davis has been my client for over 40 years, and, more importantly, my best friend. He was a music legend, but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
I will miss laughing about our misadventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor."

In addition to Elvis other artists who recorded his compositions were Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Tom Jones and Johnny Cash. But the Grammy nominee saved some of his best work for himself, scoring hits with the Grammy-nominated “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” which he took to No. 1  in 1972, as well as “Stop and Smell the Roses” and “It's Hard To Be Humble." His success, and general affability and charisma, led to his own NBC variety series in 1974, the same year the Academy of Country Music named him entertainer of the year.
Born Morris Mac Davis on Jan. 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas,  Davis was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. After
relocating to Los Angeles he became a staff writer for Nancy Sinatra's publishing company. He began to get cuts for a number of artists, including "Watching Scotty Grow" for Bobby Goldsboro and "Something's Burning'" for Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, as well as a spate of ELVIS records, including 'A Little Less Conversation,'Memories,' 'Don't Cry Daddy,' and 'In The Ghetto' which Presley took to No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart. The song has been recorded by more than 170 artists, including Parton, whose version reached No. 50 on Hot Country Songs.
Davis noted that, "'Memories' was the first real hit I had. I wrote for Elvis' comeback special. They had asked for a song about looking back over the years, and oddly enough, I had to write it in one night. I stayed up all night at Billy Strange's house in Los Angeles. He had a little office set up in his garage. I wrote it right there."
Whether penning songs for himself or others, Davis seemed effortlessly able to write music addressing any topic from the scourge of racial inequity  in "In the Ghetto" and the pitfalls of fame in the humorous "It's Hard to Be Humble" to the confessional "Texas In My Rearview Mirror."  His lyrics were  often as poignant as they were tongue-in-cheek, but always right on point.
Davis's musical and TV success catapulted him to movies, including 1979's North Dallas Forty with Nick Nolte, 1981's Cheaper to Keep Her and The Sting II with Jackie Gleason in 1983.
He also starred on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, and guested on numerous TV shows, including Murder She Wrote, The Muppets, Webster, King of The Hill and Fargo.
His last acting appearance was as a preacher on an episode of Parton's 2019 Heartstrings series on Netflix.
Reba McEntire said, "Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent. He entertained and spread joy to so many people. What a wonderful legacy he left all of us with his music. Mac was one of a kind."
Davis is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lise, and sons Scott, Noah and Cody, along with a number of other relatives, including his mother, Edith.
He will be buried in Lubbock, befittingly, given the memorable line from "Texas in My Rearview Mirror"- "And when I die, you can bury me in Lubbock, Texas in my jeans."
(News, Source, Various/ElvisInfoNet)

Interview with Mac Davis - writer of 'In The Ghetto' & 'A Little Less Conversation': Mac Davis was one of Elvis Presley’s most-important songwriters. He wrote several million-sellers for Elvis including the politically significant number one ‘In The Ghetto’, 'Don't Cry Daddy', as well as the song that restarted Elvis’ new renaissance, ‘A Little Less Conversation.’ Ken Sharp author of ‘Writing For The King’ spent a while talking with Mac Davis who revealed not only his inspiration for writing these incredible songs but also the delight he had in spending time with Elvis. He also talked about his relationship with The Colonel, his surprising inspiration behind ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, going to Elvis’ Bel Air house, how Elvis wanted to appear on Rowan & Martin’s ‘Laugh-In’ TV show, seeing Elvis in Vegas and much, much more. (Source: EIN, March 2007)

New October FTDs: FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' including 'The Wild In The Country sessions'. It will include remixed and remastered unreleased studio outtakes. This 8 inch deluxe 4-CD package will also feature a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, record and movie data, memorabilia and rare photos. To be Released late October.

a) "The Something For Everybody Sessions - with 'Wild In The Country'" a 4CD "complete sessions" set.
All the session takes from Elvis' RCA November 7 / 8, 1960 and March 12 / 13, 1961 sessions.
The vast majority of these session have already been released but it will include several "new" false start / outtakes from 'Put the Blame On Me',  'Wild In the Country' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

b) 'Easy Come, Easy Go' Special double-vinyl: FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce a double-VINYL release of Elvis' 1967 Paramount movie 'Easy Come, Easy Go' soundtrack as a double-LP set. As always this is a 'Limited Edition'.
As there was no official publicity portrait session for the movie, the original six-track EP featured a cover shot from Girl Happy. Around the same time as the ECEG EP release, "See The USA The Elvis Way" EP (based on the ECEG EP art design) was released exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. For this 2-LP limited edition, we have mirrored this rare design that included a publicity portrait from Spinout. Elvis recorded the songs on september 28 and 29, 1966.

Includes Bonus Songs 'Come What May' and 'Fools Fall in Love' plus alternate takes and instrumentals.
180 Gram Vinyl.

Click here to EIN's 'FTD SONY CD News' for full tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'From Elvis In Nashville' "Patch It Up": RCA / Legacy Recordings have now published another preview track - 'PATCH IT UP' Undubbed master to help publicise the the forthcoming release of 'From Elvis In Nashville' a 4CD collection presenting the long-awaited definitive chronicle of Elvis Presley's mythic 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.
Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album.

CLICK HERE to YouTube to hear 'PATCH IT UP' Take 9 - --- it sounds pretty damn fine

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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(Book Review) Elvis Firearm & Weapon Collector An Illustrated Compendium (Paul Belard): The latest photobook from prolific Elvis author/researcher, Paul Belard, Elvis Firearm & Weapon Collector An Illustrated Compendium, focuses on one of Elvis’ major passions.  Elvis’ love of guns (and other weapons) is well known, but until now there has not been a detailed narrative and visual record of this passion. Belard has managed to compile a visually impressive and narratively comprehensive account, presenting hundreds of Elvis’ guns, knives, holsters, and other associated items, and most of the items are in color.

With interesting background information and a range of rare archival material (including affidavits, auction records, and letters of provenance) this book is an important one which neatly fills a hole in the multi-faceted Elvis story.

Read EIN’s full review

(Book Review, Source: ElvisInfoNetwork)

Interview with Dr. Mark Duffett (Part 2): EIN’s Nigel Patterson recently sat down with Dr. Mark Duffett via the face-to-face magic of Google Hangouts, to discuss his latest book, Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon.
In the concluding part to Mark Duffett’s thought provoking interview with EIN, Mark traverses a wide range of topical subjects, including the politicisation of Elvis and race; the academic, public and media perception of Elvis today; Elvis fandom compared to the fandom for other celebrities such as the Beatles; the Elvis world in 2020, and his next Elvis book (due out in 2021).

Go here for the final part of this fascinating discussion between EIN's Nigel Patterson and author Mark Duffett

(Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


'The Elvis Is Back! Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review: Released by FTD back in December 2019 'The Elvis Is Back! Sessions' is a 4-CD deluxe set released to celebrate its 60th Anniversary year. Hailed by many as Elvis’ finest recordings, for the first time here are all the songs as recorded in sequence. Included are all the RCA outtakes and masters.
The release includes a deluxe 28-page booklet and fold-out CD carrier adorned with beautiful portraits, rare photos, insightful essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, plus essay by Alan Hanson. The set includes new outakes from songs such as 'Make Me Know It' , 'Soldier Boy', 'Mess Of Blues', 'Fame And Fortune' and 'Girl Of My Best Friend'. All the tracks are newly restored and remastered by Sebastian Jeansson.
But with the vast majority of this studio session having already been released by FTD, can yet another 'Elvis IS Back!' set really be worth purchasing all over again?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this massive set and finds plenty of new delights
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

(Book Review): Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon (Mark Duffett): The latest book release from Mark Duffett (author of Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs) was recently published.
In Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon, the author returns to his academic roots and offers readers a fresh and stimulating perspective on how the Elvis Presley phenomenon should be considered in 2020.
Challenging other academic positions, Duffett traverses a rich theoretical terrain, including race, culture, consumerism, and sociological and psychological theory, in presenting his position.

EIN’s Nigel Patterson offers his view on this new book. Read Nigel’s detailed review here.

(Book Review, Source: EIN)


"ELVIS 1969" PART 2: While the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' stunning return to live performances was officially celebrated last year, disappointingly there was no related documentary. Luckily, Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty has now followed-up his unique in-depth look at 'Elvis in 1968' with this new special, an exclusive two-part documentary focusing on Elvis' stunning year of 1969.
Released today July 31st, "ELVIS 1969 Part 2" continues Laverty's look at Elvis' Las Vegas "Return-To-Splendour" and much, much more.
The story is told by those who were there, including his band members, backup singers, song-writers, friends and family.
Featuring newspaper articles, home movies, archive footage plus unreleased footage from Elvis' 1970 'That's The Way It Is".
"ELVIS 1969" Part 2, released today includes rare archive interviews including Orchestra Leader Bobby Morris (I'd never see this interview before), George Hamilton, Priscilla, Sammy Shore, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr, Jerry Scheff, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Del Shannon plus some wonderful home-video of Elvis on stage in 1969.
Settle down to another impressive two hours. CLICK HERE TO VIMEO TO VIEW.
While "ELVIS 1969 Part 2" has to feature a lot of 1970 material from TTWII to help explore Elvis' legacy back in 1969, fans can only blame Col Parker for that. How could such a monetary based manager not bother to film even 10 minutes of Elvis' comeback?
EIN THANKS Dennis Laverty for his dedication. WATCH THIS NOW, in case it disappears. We hope you enjoy it.
(Spotlight, Source; DennisLaverty/ElvisInfoNet)

"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review: Elvis super-fan and EIN contributor Dennis Laverty has produced a new unique in-depth look at 'Elvis in 1968' with this new special, an exclusive two-part documentary focusing on Elvis' stunning year of 1969.
"ELVIS 1969" Part 1 includes rare archive interviews from Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis, The Memphis Boys, back-up singers such as Donna Thatcher and Jeannie Greene, along with Elvis musicians and also includes interviews and scenes from Elvis' last three 1969 era films.
While the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' stunning return to live performances was officially celebrated last year, disappointingly there was no related documentary.
EIN's Piers Beagley takes a look at this unique in-depth four-hour documentary..
(Spotlight; Source;PB/ElvisInfoNet)

EIN Spotlight: Changing Times, Heavy books, and the two-class Elvis world: While a lot of fans believe Col Parker was bad for Elvis the one thing the Colonel usually got right was to look after the fans. From reasonable ticket prices, cheap licensed merchandise and assisting fan clubs, he worked with fans to engender good will and build interest in the latest Elvis releases.

In 2020, the situation is very different. EPE is owned by commercial interests meaning entry costs to Graceland, and buying licensed Elvis merchandise is no longer cheap - and importantly, no longer affordable for many who have been fans since the 1950s.

Another change is Follow That Dream, RCA-SONY, Eric Lorentzen, Venus, etc all now publish expensive "Deluxe" collections. Some costing US$350. Out of reach for most fans, so why is this?
The answer, of course, is money. There is obviously a neat profit in targeting the higher end of the Elvis fan market. In this respect, the proliferation of coffee table Elvis books is similar to the (admittedly) less regular annual Elvis box set extravaganzas from RCA/BMG/Sony. And, of course, plenty of the material in all these publications has usually been previously released but now include a few new additions or "upgrades" to attract customers.

EIN asked you to comment and we received a large number of replies, including a lengthy explanation from Eric Lorentzen. Reader comments include..
- I totally agree. Fans are being ripped-off, there is a money hungry frenzy going on in the Elvis world...
- Even Graceland has become too expensive for the general fan
- Fans are shocked by these new prices, many cannot afford it anymore
- I hope your article resonates with EPE and others that they are ruining it for middle class and poor Elvis fans.

Eric Lorentzen however adds.. "For the money? No way. Fans think that I and others do this only for the sake of money. But have they considered what the purchase of photos, printing, shipping and all other expenses are?"
Go HERE to read these comments in full, - and Have Your Say.
(Spotlight; Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

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Bud Glass is proud to announce the release of the first episode of his new web-based video series ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE.

“DOUBLE TROUBLE” is the title of episode 1 - and the title is definitely an understatement as to the mayhem that ensues in this exciting, action-packed, true-life story.
As the teaser video stated, “Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction”. This rare glimpse inside the private world of Elvis is based on the intriguing and bizarre facts from first-hand accounts of those who were there, as told to the creator of this series.

An excerpt from the video says it best:
"This story involves Elvis' live-in girlfriend, two jealous sisters, a real bonefied "Cat-fight" and Elvis going completely off the hook, wild-man ballistic, in a frenzied fit of rage so extreme- that it took three grown men to restrain him. The ensuing collateral damage was so substantial that it can be clearly evidenced in one of Elvis' films that he was shooting at the time ...if you know where to look."
Fasten your seatbelts, because it's about to get real!

The story is almost unbelievable enough to begin with (as Elvis says), but there are also more than one occasion when the plot further thickens in mid-stream, as this real-life saga unfolds before your eyes. This is definitely unlike any production on Elvis that you have ever seen before.
More episodes are currently in production and pre-production stages… “this is just the beginning” of this TOTALLY FREE video series that is available for fans to enjoy. Bud only asks that you share it with all of your Elvis friends so they can also share in the fun.

There is only one way to be personally notified as each new episode is released; and that is to subscribe on the official ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE YouTube channel and click the notification bell.
SURPRISE! - WHATEVER YOU DO…. Be sure to watch the video ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY END for a surprise that every real Elvis fan will not want to miss out on!
To see Episode 1: “DOUBLE TROUBLE” and more about this eyebrow-raising new series CLICK HERE.
EIN Notes: This episode runs 40 minutes and features some fabulous rare pictures, interviews and rare footage. A great story - Well Worth a look - and indeed there is a cute Bonus at the very end.
(News, Source;BudGlass/ElvisInfoNet)

(Book Review) Elvis 1956 – September 9 First Ed Sullivan Show (Paul Belard): The latest Elvis photo-book from prolific author, Paul Belard, has been published. The “limited edition” first pressing focuses on one of the most significant events in the Elvis story, his first appearance on America’s most popular television entertainment program, The Ed Sullivan Show.

Elvis was reviewed at the time as ..  Anything more outrageously offensive to good taste, is hard to imagine – within the limits of the law. The young man seems devoid of talent, unless one recognises such a thing as a talent for vulgarity.
How then, does he happen to appear again and again on a program allegedly governed by the American family’s sovereign demand for things of good taste?

EIN’s Nigel Patterson has taken a look inside the new book and in a 1,000 word review, offers his view on the rich range of narrative, visual and archival material featured in it.

Read Nigel’s review 

(Book Reviews, Source: ElvisInfoNet)

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UPDATED- 'Elvis: St Louis & Spokane 1976' FTD In-Depth Review: 1976 is not an easy Elvis concert year to review. There were no major set-list changes, no dramatic "emotional roller-coaster" of 1974 and no high-flying "Huntsville" 1975 excitements.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this new FTD set features Elvis at the Kiel Auditorium on March 22 1976 and The Coliseum on April 27 1976.
Both shows were "Closing Nights" of these short 1976 tours where Elvis would often go that little bit further for his loving fans.
Larrie Londin played drums with the TCB band on the March 1976 tour so it will be a treat for collectors to get an official release featuring 'A Different Beat' with Larrie Londin playing at St Louis on March 22, 1976.

Can there really be that much to say about these two concerts, well EIN's coolest reviewers have rustled up over 4000 words.. and check if there any surprises in store..
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & Piers Beagley check out this new set ....
(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)

Arlo Guthrie 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You': A marvelous story for CV19 lockdown.
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (son of legend Woody Guthrie) tells a truly wonderful life-affirming story of singing Elvis' 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' at a European folk festival, to 30,000 folk music lovers!
He jokes about choosing a song made popular by 'The King of Folk Singers' Elvis Presley. 
Arlo Guthrie teases fellow musician Pete Seeger about him being a core "Folkie" and exactly how Elvis' music fits into the whole equation.
After all everyone knows Elvis' music and the world is a better place if you are an ELVIS fan.
Live at Wolftrap, August 8, 1993
Go here to YouTube for a life-affirming 9 minutes.
EIN HIGHLY recommended
with big THANKS to our friend James Bracken
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

UPDATED - ‘Elvis Reborn: New Mono to Stereo’ CD In-Depth Review: The publicity notes, "Hear 30 classic Elvis songs like you've never heard them before... in STEREO! These are NOT "overdubs". All of the sounds you hear are the original musicians backing Elvis, but with a clarity that exposes for the first time sounds you never heard before!"
The MONO vs STEREO debate is a fascinating discussion, so we need to get some facts straight before we investigated the possibilities of this new Elvis "Stereo" release.
The earliest recordings of the sound era were recorded in MONO with the singer and orchestra carefully positioned around one microphone. But even in Sun Studios it was actually Sam Phillips who created Elvis' classic mono recordings.
Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys were not playing "mono" - nor were they recorded via one microphone. So listening in "Fake Stereo" can fans really learn anything new about how some of these life-changing songs that Elvis recorded in the studio were created?
Is it truly possible that these "DES Stereo" versions actually sound better than their original classic mono vinyl releases?
- NOW UPDATED with YOUR Comments
EIN's Piers Beagley takes a detailed look into this new compilation and the "MONO vs STEREO" debate.
(CD Reviews, Source;PB/ElvisInformationNetwork) - Click HERE and join the 'Mono vs Stereo' debate!

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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)
One of EIN most popular recent articles - NOW UPDATED with YOUR comments - Have YOUR SAY - do you agree with Shane's comments? What were YOUR favourite releases and why?

'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn' - The King In Motion Vol. 4 (Venus Productions): Elvis' 1972 'On Tour' performances have been featured in multiple books as well as the official MGM movie / DVD. The latest Venus Productions multimedia set revisits this tour with a composite book, DVD and CD set. The DVD promises a qualified revamp of "Elvis On Tour" compiled from hours of unreleased footage taken from the best sources available - while the CDs include the never-before-released Hampton Roads Afternoon Show from April 9, 1972 plus an unreleased alternate mix of Elvis' Greensboro April 14, 1972 concert.
The main feature is the 200 page hardcover book with loads of rare pictures of the On Tour performances.EIN's Piers Beagley and Nigel Patterson recently explored this new release. What did they find? How does the book component compare to other Venus releases? What do the audio-visual elements offer?

Read Piers and Nigel's detailed review featuring plenty of example pages of 1972 Elvis 'On Tour' on-stage action.

(Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)

ELVIS 'Live 1969'
Keeping an eye on the prices.

Now $105 (down from $160) <<< US Amazon

UK Amazon >>> £73.00

Both with FREE Delivery
Check deals at other sites.

'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review: Released by FTD back in March 'The Fun In Acapulco Sessions' is a 3-CD set that the publicity noted included more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts and complete takes!
The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson - with all tracks recently remixed and remastered.
A Mexican locale, some Tijuana horns, plus the interesting presence of the Mexican ‘Amigos’ at the recording sessions presented a novel setting for Elvis.
If you like Elvis, sunny locations, sixties movies packed full of songs and the Latino sound then there is no doubt that Fun In Acapulco must be one of your favourites.
But 56 years after the original album and movie can there really be that much of interest left in the vault unreleased?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates this massive set, discovers all the Previously Unreleased Delights - and wonders if 33 minutes of Guadalajara might be too much for some...
A FTD Deluxe set deserves a proper review and EIN gives you 4000 words plus to see if you really need to add this limited release to your collection!
(FTD Reviews, Source;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)

Larry Geller talks to EIN: Larry Geller, Elvis' personal hair stylist and spiritual confidante, recently talked with EIN's Nigel Patterson about a range of Elvis and Larry related issues. Larry's fascinating and candid interview traverses issues including:

  • Elvis' last few years and his dramatic plans to change his life and career from September 1977new claims about Elvis by Aurelia Dupont Yarbrough and singer-songwriter, Leo Sayer meeting Elvis for the first time - and later working for him"What was Elvis really like?", what Larry tells fans who want to know Elvis and UFOsVernon Presley and the "blue light" over the Presley home in Tupelo the night Elvis was born
  • Larry's new company, Wisdome Organics, based on his Holistic Hair Care Philosophy

Read Larry's interview

(Interview, Source: EIN)

'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)

Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis. This week celebrated our 30,000 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.

The VINYL Boom: Over 7.6 million vinyl LPs were sold in the USA during the first half of 2018, a 20% increase from the previous year, while in Australia vinyl sales increased by $3 million, the same increase of 20%. In the same period CD sales however dropped by 15%.
Elvis vinyl is still selling very nicely with ‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ recently in the UK Top ten VINYL charts.
And there is plenty of Elvis Presley vinyl on offer....

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ on GOLD Vinyl: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was re-released by Sony Music on GOLD Vinyl on 12 October. UK's Entertainment-Focus have posted this cute review.
... What is there to say about Elvis Presley that hasn’t already been said?
It may be 41 years since the icon died tragically at only 42 years old but his music continues to live on, and likely will forever. It’s actually mind-blowing to think that his music has survived for almost as long as he was alive. In 2002 Sony Music released a new greatest hits collection titled ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits, which dominated charts across the world and sold millions and millions of copies. 16 years on from its original release, ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits has been reissued on 2LP vinyl.
Taking inspiration from the album cover, the release has been pressed on gold vinyl making the whole package feel very special.
Presley was an incredibly prolific artist so getting this collection down to 31 tracks was no easy feat. It also includes the ALLC Junkie XL remix.
 What was achieved with ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits though, is a

collection that gives you all the highlights you need from The King’s career to showcase the incredible impact he had on music. The album opens with Heartbreak Hotel and there isn’t a single filler track here.
It’s actually near impossible to pick out highlights across the 2LPs because every single one of these songs is a classic.
Of course no Elvis collection would be complete without Suspicious Minds and that track is near the end of the track listing on the final side.
The release features the artwork from the original 2002 release and it’s a beautiful, high-quality gatefold. I mentioned earlier about the gold vinyl but what I’ve not commented on yet is the sound. The CD version was a little patchy given that the songs were all recorded at different times. It’s not as noticeable on the vinyl release and the quality is crystal clear. The warm crackle of vinyl adds to the overall feel too.
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan. While he had plenty of great songs that aren’t featured here, this collection truly is the definitive one to own. There’s not a single bad song here and it’s lengthy enough to give you value for money. The whole vinyl package is fantastic and it looks as good as it sounds.
They don’t make artists like Elvis anymore and they probably never will again.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ GOLD Vinyl Double LP.

'ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits' is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan.

The Official 'A Boy From Tupelo' Vinyl album is still selling, while there are some interesting Public Domain Vinyl releases out in the UK including 'Jailhouse Rock' with 16 tracks even including 'Lonesome Cowboy'! Also the rather odd CD called 'Girls! Girls! Girls! + Loving You' with thirty tracks including Bonus tracks such as 'Is It So Strange' and even 'Good Luck Charm' out 29 October 2018 from Hoo Doo Records!





'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' DVD Review: For fans of Elvis’ music there is no doubt that the HBO documentary “Elvis Presley The Searcher” was one of the best programmes ever made about Elvis and where his inspiration and music came from. Fans were therefore pleased to know that the documentary would be released on DVD. The vision quality is excellent and it is a joy to slow-mo through some of the newly found clips and historical footage of Elvis. However, how can such a fine documentary feel like such a let down as fans discover there are no DVD extras included that look deeper into Elvis' search?
EIN's Piers Beagley looks at the recent Australian DVD releases to find a good value-for-money documentary is also one of the biggest Elvis marketing failures in years and a disgrace. Go here for the full review, a look at the "Questions & Answers" bonus material plus the special 20-page booklet. Is it really what Elvis fans wanted in this special DVD release?

(DVD Reviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

The Searcher DVD - OUT NOW

The standard versions are available from under US$18 and £14.99 in the UK.

'The Searcher Collector's Edition' costs $33 from Amazon USA.

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

UPDATED - Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO film review): EIN's Nigel Patterson takes an in-depth look at Thom Zimny's documentary film about Elvis and his music.

What Nigel finds will surprise many fans. Discover what's The Good and The Bad about this new documentary looking at Elvis' music.

Is the film a masterpiece (the definitive Elvis documentary), over-rated or somewhere in the middle?


Read Nigel's review here

(Film Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)

(Book Review) Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs (Mark Duffett): Given Elvis recorded around 700 songs during his lifetime, compiling a list of his 100 finest recordings is no mean feat. EIN's Nigel Patterson recently submerged himself in Mark Duffett's latest book and found a wonderfully woven narrative full of intriguing analysis and musical surprises as it counted down to #1 and then offered 100 more. For lovers of Elvis' music this is an essential read.

Read Nigel's detailed review

(Book Review, Source: EIN)

'ELVIS ON TOUR - 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' IN-Depth Review: Amiga International's long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD’s, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR is OUT NOW. It includes the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.
The 13-inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with RARE AND UNPUBLISHED photographs and related memorabilia.

When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that AMIGA International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected "Elvis On Tour" film.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley supplies a 5,000 word indepth review - includes stunning photos and discovers that this AMIGA 'On Tour' box-set is the BEST deluxe Elvis release since the 2012 FTD 'Boy From Tupelo'Includes plenty of example photos demonstrating the massive size of this deluxe coffee-table book.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

UPDATED - Trying To Get To You: The Truth Behind The Elvis And Roy Orbison Show Rumours: For decades there has always been an unsubstantiated rumour that Elvis Presley appeared as a guest on Roy Orbison's TV show on the local station KOSA.
The Roy Orbison website notes that both Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley performed on Roy’s TV show in late 1955.
Respected author Colin Escott wrote in his book Good Rockin’ Tonight about a kinescope of Elvis on the Roy Orbison TV show actually existing.
Some keen Elvis fans have said that they have seen this very kinescope at Elvis Week shows back in the 80s.
But like infamous Pied Piper of Cleveland does this footage really exist and is there any real proof that Elvis did appear on the Roy Orbison TV show?
Shane Brown (author of Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide) has done an immense amount of investigation and thinks he has found the answer.

Go here as EIN contributor & author Shane Brown investigates and checks the facts and the fantasy.
(Spotlight; Source;SBrown/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Book Review "Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide": Elvis Presley made over 700 recordings during his life. This book by author Shane Brown examines all of them. Session by session, song by song, Reconsider Baby takes the reader on a journey from Elvis’s first recordings in 1953 through to his last performances in 1977.
This significantly expanded and revised edition of 2014’s Elvis Presley: A Listener’s Guide provides a commentary on Elvis’s vast and varied body of work, while also examining in detail how Elvis and his recordings and performances were discussed in newspapers, magazines, and trade publications from the 1950s through to the 1970s.
The text draws on over 500 contemporary articles and reviews, telling for the first time the story of how Elvis and his career played out in the printed media, and often forcing us to question our understanding of how Elvis’s work was received at the time of release.

Can another detailed examination into Elvis' musical legacy really be worth buying? (Hint, the answer is a big YES!)
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley reviews the newly expanded look into Elvis' musical legacy, including some choice book extracts...

(Book Reviews, Source,ElvisInformationNetwork)

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)

Marty Lacker RIP : Sadly Marty will no longer be able to answer all your those fascinating questions, but his honesty and openess should not be forgotten.

- Chips Moman (RIP) later thoughts on Elvis
- Being a consultant on 1979 "ELVIS" movie.
- The demonstrations in Memphis this Elvis Week.
- Felton Jarvis as Elvis' Executive Album Producer.
- The Jungle Room sessions
- Elvis might have some illegitimate children
- Why did Elvis never travel to holiday in Europe,
- Is David Stanley, Holy Priest of truth, OR a liarGo here to 'ASK MARTY' to remember the great man.

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)

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

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

Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life: Finally, Linda Thompson's memoir has been published.....and it has been well worth the wait! Linda's life, not only with Elvis, but with two other global icons and her own amazing career is an engrossing and revealing read. Inside its nearly 400 pages Linda reveals her life as an individual, as a mother and as a partner. We learn of the similarities and differences between the three.Alternating between the light, dark and shades of life in between, A Little Thing Called Life is an honest and intimate account of the incredible life of an amazing woman, from the three men who shared her life and her family to the highly successful and varied career that she continues to enjoy. (Book Review, Source: EIN)

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

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

UPDATED - Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three: Paul Dowling is without doubt one of the major names in the Elvis World. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia.
With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
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Go here - Don’t Miss Part Three of our exclusive EIN interview - an essential read for Elvis collectors.
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'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'
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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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