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Update : Photo + Text Preview : Welcome Home Elvis : FTD Book

26 May 2012
David English author of the FTD book release; Welcome Home Elvis has contacted us with some extra - and very interesting - information about the book. In regard to the CD we were most interested to learn that the mono CD of Elvis Is Back, was recently found in the UK. There has been plenty of speculation as to exactly what the master was. Then we have four [4] new pages of sample text from the book. As David explains; 'The idea first came to me to write an article about the Elvis Is Back Sessions, which then became too large, and it then expanded over a period of two years. This originally consisted of mainly text of each song having a detailed history, with songwriters, musicians, (in the form of the book 'Writing for the King') The book then expanded further to include the Sinatra Timex show and now consists of the journey to Miami using original newspaper articles and photos which have probably not been seen since they were originally written.

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James Brown and Elvis Presley

26 May 2012
James Brown and Elvis Presley were good friends and admired each others talents. James Brown said of Elvis: 'I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him ... I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There'll never be another like that soul brother'.

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Elvis Presley : Top Notch Nashville : The Bootleg Series Volume 1 + 2 CDs

26 May 2012
Top Notch Nashville : The Bootleg Series Volume 1 & 2 : Elvis at RCA's Studio B. : Two new CD releases. Volume 1 contains 33 official unreleased alternate takes. Volume 2 contains 15 officially unreleased alternate takes. All in great sound quality! Each CD includes an 8 page booklet with photos and recording information.

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Review : Our Memories Of Elvis : 2-Disc Set from FTD

26 May 2012
In 1979, RCA Records producer Joan Deary had an idea for a unique concept album. The idea was to release an album featuring Elvis' recordings stripped down to basics ... the 'Pure Elvis Sound'. Many fans had commented that Elvis' later recordings suffered from too much overdubbing or 'sweetening', often causing Elvis' vocal performances to be buried beneath lavish, often over-the-top orchestral productions. The 'Our Memories Of Elvis' series has been long out of print. But now, thanks to the good folks at Follow That Dream (FTD) Records, Elvis' fans can stroll down memory lane once again with their release, 'Our Memories Of Elvis': Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

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More Articles ...

  1. Video Interview with Sam Bell : From a tree house, to using a 'broom' guitar and racism
  2. Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 : Hardcover Book from Boxcar [MRS]
  3. The 8th Wonder Of The World CD from Venus
  4. Like A Baby / Make Me Know It : 7 Inch 45 RPM Promo Vinyl Single
  5. Listen to New Track Released from Lisa Marie's Album : Over Me
  6. Elvis The Ultimate DVD Film Collection : Graceland Edition - 12 Disc + Book + Rarities
  7. The Complete Elvis Presley Masters : 30 CD Box Set : Every Elvis Song in one box
  8. Photos of Graceland : April, 1962 : As will appear in the Boxcar Graceland Book
  9. Interview with Lisa Marie Presley : Storm & Grace : Her Twins, Rily Keough England ... and more
  10. Elvis In Germany CD Re-Issue
  11. The Elvis Files Volume 5 : 1969-1970 : Deluxe Hardcover Book : May 22 Release
  12. Photo Preview : Bootleg Elvis : Deluxe Hardcover Book
  13. Review : The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 CD / Book
  14. Unique new painting format makes portraits of big stars from 'Tiny People' : Including Elvis Presley
  15. FTD SUN Project : A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings : Book & 3 CD Set
  16. Video : Lisa Marie Presley : Live on American Idol : May 17, 2012
  17. Review : On Stage : February, 1970 : FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album
  18. In Stock Next Week : Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 : Limited Edition Hardcover Book
  19. FTD will Release Four new titles Mid-June
  20. Lisa Marie Presley CD Review: The Best Thing Any Presley Has Done Since 'Suspicious Minds'
  21. Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel
  22. Elvis Presley International Airport
  23. Magdalene Morgan has Passed Away at 77
  24. Bringing It Back : Review : Elvis Today : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
  25. Vegas Variety Volume 8 CD

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