Elvis News from around the world
So different are Elvis' voices, that if one could find a person who has never heard his recordings and you put him or her on an island and then had them listen to these fifty songs, mixed with say, those of 12 other distinctive singers, and then you then ask him or her, to classify them, to separate the singers, I could bet a million dollars that the person will never say that there are 13 singers, as would be the case, but at least 25.
Digital production company Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with CORE Media Group (formerly CKx) [EPE] to jointly develop, produce and own a series of 'virtual' Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment projects – from shows and appearances to film, TV and multi-platform productions throughout the world.
DJ Spankox [Re:Volution, Re:Loaded, Re:Mixes] will release a new Elvis Presley remix album on June 27 : its title is Re:Generation which promises to become a new milestone in Elvis' career. The idea behind this new album is to introduce Elvis to a new generation of fans and to rediscover the King of Rock 'n' Roll with a new sound on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of his premature departure (16/8/1977). Produced by progressive producer/composer/DJ Spankox (real name Agostino Carollo), the creator of Elvis Presley's 2008 hit remix of Baby Let's Play House which brought the King back to the top of the world charts, this album offers a new approach to Presley's music.
Pure Gold was a 1975 compilation album released as part of RCA's budget 'Pure Gold' series of albums. Released now in a stunning 3- panel digipack is an Alternate Album Of 'Pure Gold'. Containing masters, first takes, master takes and other rarities!!! Included are details of two 'Lost In The Sixties' CDs and Elvis Forever 5.
Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD + Exclusive Fan Edition Poster : This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favourite Elvis track from a listing of every master track. This will then turn into a release to mark the 35th Anniversary since Elvis' passing. The voting promotion is from Monday June 4 until Friday July 13 and then from this Sony will get the album track listing for the album. Pre-order the CD online before July 13 for your name to be included with other Australian fans on an exclusive fan edition poster. [To be sent with your CD.] Fans outside Australia may order the CD however only residents of Australia can have their name on, and receive this exclusive poster.
Joseph Pirzada told me 4 years ago that he had a book on Graceland coming out and that it would be very special and complete, and put to shame the soft cover book on Graceland that had just been released at the time. Little did we know it would be four years in the making, the question is, has he succeeded?