June 22 - Re-opened And Released

The German Villa Grunewald, where Elvis hired a room during his army stint in Germany, opens its doors again in August 2017

 Elvis Presley lived in the German spa town bad Nauheim from October 1958 to March 1960 and spent almost four months in the Villa Grunewald until, due to some complaints from other hotel guests about noise and various pranks from Presley's bodyguards - moved to the house at Goethestraße 14. For Elvis fans, room number 10 has become a pilgrimage center, but in recent years it has only been opened for guided tours.

For fans of the American singer, this is a nice piece of news: you can now sleep in the same bed as the King of Rock'n'Roll, or sit on the black toilet seat, the Elvis Presley especially from the United States States of America. "He probably did not like the then common white toilet seats, so it was transmitted to me," smirks Dröscher. Much of the original decor of the room has remained. With the years, however, unfortunately, a lot has been lost or even parts have been dismantled. At a commode, for example, hotel guests had removed a castle frame.

Released

The Elvis One releases 'Elvis Presley: Kid Galahad/Follow That Dream' Part 1 and 2' have been released. These two albums, released in the 'Bootleg Series', contain master, out-take and movie-versions in mono and stereo from the 'Kid Galahad' and 'Follow That Dream' movie soundtracks.  

Also released is the 4 CD set 'Elvis Presley - At The Movies: Volume Two'. This set was released by the  Real Gone Music label.

The 10 CD set 'The Signature Collection – 40th Anniversary Edition' has been released too. This set is limited to 400 copies.

Charts
  • The 'ELV1S 30 # 1 Hits' album dropped from #34 to #41 on the Billboard Country Album chart. 
  • The 'Ultimate Gospel' compilation dropped from #27 to # 36 on the Billboard Christian Album chart.
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' cooperation with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra remained steady at #7 on the Billboard Classical Album chart. 
(Source: Elvis Aktuell / The King's World / Bad Nauheim / Elvis Memories)

June 21 - Delayed

The release of the three FTD titles has been delayed about 1 week, now expected the first or second week of July. Along with  'Start Spreading The News': Elvis At Madison Square Garden Book and CD  and 'Too Much Monkey Business' 2-LP Limited Edition, Follow That Dream (FTD) will release the long awaited 'Classic Album' version of 'Roustabout'. Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, it would Elvis' last chart topping album until 'Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite' in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material and the recently discovered 'I'm A Roustabout' track.

(Source: Follow that Dream)

June 20 - Released

The Touchdown Records import releases 'Beyond All Bounds' and 'December Heights' are out. 'Beyond All Bounds' contains an audience recording of the April 29, 1973 10 pm performance as recorded at the Seattle Centre Arena, Seattle, WA. 'December Heights' contains an audience recording of the December 11, 1975 8.30 pm show as recorded from the audience at the Hilton Hotel Las Vegas, NV.

Beyond All Bounds 29. April 1973:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - I Got A Woman / Amen - Elvis Welcomes The Audience - Love Me Tender - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel - You Gave Me A Mountain - Steamroller Blues - Surrender / You Don´t Have To Say You Love Me - Love Me - Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel - Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On - How Great Thou Art - Johnny B. Goode - Hound Dog - Fever - What Now My Love - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - I´ll Remember You - I Can´t Stop Loving You - An American Trilogy - A Big Hunk O´Love - Elvis Thanks The Audience - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcement Bonus Songs - 29.04.1973 E/S: You Don´t Have To Say You Love Me - Steamroller Blues - You Gave Me A Mountain - I´ll Remember You - Help Me Make It Through The Night - An American trilogy

December Heights 11. Dezember 1975:
Also Sprach Zarathustra -  See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Elvis Welcomes The Audience - Love Me - Talk With Some Kids (Part 1) -  Fairytale - Talk With Some Kids (Part 2) - And I Love You So - About Cold Intros - Trying To Get To You - About The Vegas Throat - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don´t Be - Hound Dog - Happy Birthday Linda - Until It´s Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Just Pretend - How Great Thou Art - Burnung Love - Softly As I Leave You - America The Beautiful - It´s Now Or Never (14.12.1975 C/S) - Can´t Help Falling In Love (14.12.1975

(Source: Elvis On CD / Elvis Aktuell)

June 19 - Sun on 78 RPM Vinyl


With the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' passing comes a special release. Record players sold today are increasingly adding the 78rpm speed to the norm and these 5 Sun 10 inch (inch) replica singles play at 78rpm. 

The singles are: SUN 209: That's All Right - Blue Moon of Kentucky SUN 210: Good Rockin' Tonight - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine SUN 215: Milkcow Blues Boogie - You're A Heartbreaker SUN 217: Baby Let's Play House - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone SUN 223: I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Mystery Train

This is the first time since Elvis Sun replicas produced in the 1970's, that have been made to play the original 78rpm speed. Since then some were only made at 45rpm. Each of the 5 Sun replicas have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most original Sun replicas made. All the labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy, and color. All the singles come in the same type sleeves as sold with the original releases. 

The sound quality is excellent with the original Sun sound recordings (including That's All Right) and is pressed on heavy stock vinyl. This is a strictly low limited number release on black vinyl and an extra low limited number release of a crystal-clear version in a clear polybag. A first time ever in this version for any Elvis Sun single replica produced. 

(Source: FECC)

June 18 - Encore Performance Volume

Joe Tunzi's latest book 'Encore Performance Volume VI: '57 at 60 ‐ Tonight Elvis Presley' has been released.

Synopsis from JAT Publishing site:
A new b ook publication by Joseph A. Tunzi / JAT Productions and Daryl W. Restly, 'Encore Performance Volume VI: '57 at 60 ‐ Tonight Elvis Presley', features unreleased photos of Elvis Presley, from the John Sebert collection, that were taken on April 2, 1957 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. These photographs are taken from the original negative sources and appear in better quality than you will find in other publications. Back in 2015, while JAT Productions was preparing the book, Encore Performance V: One Performance Only, Featuring Chicago '57, Tunzi acquired the original negatives from the John Sebert collection. This collection included over 300 photographs taken that evening. '57 at 60 ‐ Tonight Elvis Presley will retail at $79.95 (includes shipping & handling) and will feature roughly 250 of these images. 

(Source: FECC / JAT Publishing)