Elvis News from around the world
Here are the top 40 songs as voted by Australian fans so far to form the tracklisting for the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD. This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favourite Elvis track from a listing of every Elvis Presley master recording.
Here we have a video interview with Cato T. Walker III the conductor and music director for B.B. King. He met Elvis in Las Vegas when B.B. King was opening for Ann-Margret. Here he tells a wonderful story of a down to earth Elvis Presley.
FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of this special That's The Way It Is 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.
FTD have announced a delay in the release of the book, From memphis To Hollywood. They advise the likely release date is now August or September. The book was due to be released this month along with other FTD releases.
FTD will release 'From Hawaii To Las Vegas' this month. The CD is in the 5" digi pack series. The rehearsal was recorded from the soundboard of Elvis' January 25, 1973 Las Vegas dress rehearsal for his January/February season at The Las Vegas Hilton. The rough audio quality is more than compensated by the fascinating insight into how Elvis worked in order to create his shows. With little talk, and a lot of music, we are invited to a first row presentation of what he had in mind, and yet he decided to change the repertoire the very next day. Among the many songs is 'Separate Ways', rehearsed with and without the orchestra - a song that Elvis chose to never perform in public. So an interesting release, one the likes of we have not had before.
Despite performing more than 1,000 shows between 1969-1977, there are several concerts which stand out among Elvis fans for one reason or another. One of those concerts was a one-time only performance in Boston during the fall of 1971. For many years, this historic and rare concert made the rounds on the import release circuit in varying degrees of sound quality. But thanks to the good folks at the 'Follow That Dream' (FTD) Collector's Label, Elvis fans can now enjoy the ultimate release of this fine performance.