Elvis News from around the world
Listen to an exclusive audio excerpt. The long awaited FTD SUN Project has been announced for release on August 16. 'A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley SUN master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts. The accompanying book [512 pages in 12' by 12' format] is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue with 500 photos of which about 200 previously unpublished. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis' career at SUN Records.
Mike Hermenet and David Troedson have teamed up to Review the On Stage : February, 1970 : FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album containing a CDs worth of unreleased material from the FTD vaults ...
The Boxcar Enterprises [MRS] Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 book will be in stock next week. This book is a very special and strictly limited edition. It has a hard cover with an additional hard card outer slip case. [The slip case is like Boxcar's previous sold out outing of 'The Final Curtain' from last year.] Several years in the making this is one very essential book for every Elvis fan with 450 pages including 1000 photos with many never before published of Graceland and Elvis at Graceland from 1957 to 1977. In addition there is plentiful informative text, original purchase documents and blueprints of the Graceland mansion.
FTD will release four  new titles on June 20, and all are now available to pre-order : G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1], From Hawaii To Las Vegas 1973 Soundboard Dress Rehearsal CD, From Memphis To Hollywood Hardcover Book and That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl.
'... this might be the best thing any Presley has done since Suspicious Minds' ... Now that is one hell of a statement, and Elvis fans will beg to differ, but taken in context it is a fair summation of what is truly a magnificent album, and one that declares Lisa Marie Presley as a major recording star in her own right. Working with an all-cult-star team of collaborators Lisa Marie Presley has come back with a superior, Americana-styled effort that leaves her earlier, slicker, ill-considered musical efforts in the dust.
Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel by Thomas Melin. Per-Erik Hallin sang and played piano with Elvis in 1973 and 1974 (when he was Voice's piano player).