(Passport) PAL, Code 0, Color, Stereo, 4:3, english, appr. 105 min. The Definitive Elvis - 25th Anniversary The Hollywood Years Part I: 1956 1961 LOVE ME TENDER... JAILHOUSE ROCK... KING CREOLE... BLUE HAWAII... These are just a few of the classic Elvis films you´ll encounter in this extraor-dinary look behind the scenes at Presley´s early pictures. Learn the story behind the landmark JAILHOUSE ROCK dance number. Hear previously untold stories from the producers, directors and costars who were right there on the set. See memorable clips and rare photographs from these early classics. Be there as Elvis gets his best acting notices ever, only to put his promising career on hold when he´s drafted. And share Elvis´ tri-umphant return to Hollywood for G.I. BLUES and BLUE HAWAII. Film clips from all Elvis´ films are represented in this program as well as those he almost got to star in: THE RAINMAKER, WEST SIDE STORY The Hollywood Years Part II: 1962 1969 BLUE HAWAII set the tone for many frothy, featherweight films to come, pushing Elvis´ hopes of becoming a legitimate dramatic actor further away. ut the talented people who worked on those lightweight flicks still have • bulous, behind-the-scenes stories and insight to share, including costars EBORAH WALLEY, SHEREE NORTH, BILLY BARTY, STELLA STEVENS, DIANE McBAIN, MARY ANN MOBLEY, CELESTE YARNALL, and Elvis´ sexy VIVA LAS VEGAS sweetheart, ANN-MARGRET. You´ll also see marvelous musical clips and rare photos from such memorable movies as FOLLOW THAT DREAM, FUN IN ACAPULCO, THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS, and CHANGE OF HABIT. And you´ll learn the truth behind the film that would´ve changed the course of Elvis´ motion picture career; the BARBRA STREISAND version of A STAR IS BORN.
(2006/RCA) 20 tracks 1954-76. Mastered using DSD technology for optimum sound quality. - This collection could be Elvis Presley´s personal play list — R&B and blues classics that became an essential part of his lifelong repertoire, songs he powerfully connected to, as both performer and listener. They represent the breadth of Elvis´s career, from the landmark early sessions at Sun Studio to the final recordings he cut at Graceland. Elvis didn´t merely cover songs like ´That´s All Right´, ´Lawdy, Miss Clawdy´ or ´Reconsider Baby´, he made them his own, stamping his own personality, history and musical passion on each and every one of these remarkable tracks.
(2000/RCA) 19 tracks (62:26) with 8 page booklet. EU pressing - ´Moody Blue´ the last album released during Elvis´ lifetime. It appeared some twenty-one years after his first epochal album and had been on the market just two months when the world was stunned by the news of his death. Despite his well-publicized personal problems, Elvis´ musical vision was remarkably intact at the end. ´Moody Blue´ was Country, Pop, and R&B. Elvis was combining and reinterpreting the textures of the music he loved. The first album had been no less than that; ´Moody Blue´ held fast to his credo. During Elvis´ last years, RCA found it all but impossible to get their reluctant superstar into a studio. Elvis seemed wearied by the prospect of meeting the commitment of two albums and four singles a year called for under his 1973 contract.Too often, producer Felton Jarvis had to rely on ´´live´´ recordings to satisfy the quota. Indeed, four of the original ten recordings on MOODY BLUE were live. One of those original ten recordings, ´´Let Me Be There,´´ has been omitted from this upgrade because it appeared earlier on ´Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis´. In its place are the ten additional recordings from the last eighteen months of Elvis´ life, first released on ´From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee´. Colin Escott (from the liner notes)
Verlag: CUMBERLAND HOUSE PUBLISHING - Seitenzahl: 244 - 2004 - Englisch - Abmessung: 158mm x 152mm x 24mm Gewicht: 336g ISBN-13: 9781581823943 Elvis Presley spoke to a whole generation of people through his music. Whether it was a ballad, a gospel hymn, or pure rock´n´roll, when he sang, people listened. However, there was more to Elvis than his music and movies. Throughout his career he was questioned by mobs of adoring fans and interviewed by thousands of inquisitive reporters. Repeatedly he was asked personal questions about his life, ranging from love and marriage to his musical style, from his religious beliefs to his family. He answered them all in a polite and forthright way. Elvis Speaks is a collection of Elvis´s words -- what he said on a variety of topics such as loneliness, performing in front of live audiences, how he felt about his fans, how he felt about being drafted into the army, music, love, and religion. The words are pure Elvis. They come from the heart and reflect the man behind the entertainer and beyond the gates of Graceland, the Cadillacs, the gold records, and the money. Elvis Speaks tells of a man who loved to entertain people and found heartache and happiness in a career that spanned nearly three decades.
English, Hardbound/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 22.5x28 cm, 608 Seiten/pages, 2.8 kg ! über 600 Fotos aus den Graceland Archiven mit kurzen Kommentaren - Ein Monster Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it´s a whole new social revolution´´ - Leonard Bernstein OK, so that was going too far. The man who conducted the New York Philharmonic and composed the music for West Side Story should have known better. Elvis simply didn´t ´introduce the beat to everything: but he was the first to acknowledge the roots of his music in blues, gospel, country, and all the other rhythmically based popular music that America had created through the first half of the 20th century. Likewise, the jive-talk language and sharp clothes that were adopted by Elvis and other early rock´n´rollers - and soon taken up by the newly identified generation of ´´teenagers´´ - weren´t invented overnight, but had their basis in the be-bop slang and zoot-suit fashions of big city jazz musicians in the 1940s. Having said that, Bernstein was right about Elvis being an incalculable cultural force. It´s hard now to appreciate the total impact Elvis had on what we loosely call popular culture, that melting pot of music, art, literature, attitudes, and manners that found its most vital catalyst and instigator for change in the America of the last century. And, like Louis Armstrong, Jackson Pollock, Scott Fitzgerald, cowboy films and boogie woogie, Elvis and his music were uniquely American; it just wouldn´t have happened, couldn´t have happened, anywhere else. In that media-driven century that has so recently come to a close, the century of the photograph, motion pictures, and television as well as records and radio, image was all important. The visual record of people and events that burned onto the mass consciousness was more potent than newsprint, more memorable even than the intimate voices of radio pioneers who gave us history as it happened over the airwaves. When his music exploded on an unsuspecting world in the early weeks of 1956, the first impression most people got of Elvis Presley, other than the almost hypnotic atmosphere of ´´Heartbreak Hotel´´, were the black-and-white photographs of the ´´Hillbilly Cat´´ in action. And in many ways the still camera, creating innumerable images frozen for all time, was the medium that defined Elvis as icon throughout the rest of his life. From the image that for millions was the first glimpse of Elvis, mouth open, legs apart it was clear that here was something different. Was he playing that guitar, or making love to it? Those trousers looked like they were going to split at any moment! Was he singing, or shouting? Was this a musical performance or some act of defiant celebration? Actually it was both — when that picture swiftly found its way around the world, the lines were drawn. Things were never going to be the same again. The early television appearances, beamed coast to coast across a stunned-into-silence America, certainly upset a lot of adult folk, and got the youngters on their toes, but these were mere flickering box-in-the-corner images compared to the real thing. Curiously, the combination of the records themselves and an increasing flood of photographs was far more potent propaganda for the rock´n´roll revolution. RCA Records soon caught on to this. Every new signing to the label would have the obligatory picture session for publicity purposes, but from the start they sensed that this kid from Tennessee looked different. The first time he hit their studios in New York City, there was a photoshoot that revealed the strange beauty of the guy, looking into that big black microphone like a million females would want him to look at them. From Arkansas to Australia. bedroom walls were soon covered with that look. Wallpaper manufacturers, along with big band crooners, righteous preachers, teachers, and parents, held up their hands in horror. Compared to TV, still in its infancy, the films were a different matter. Here was a chance for the mass of people, in and outside the US, to see him move for the first time. But his first film, Love Me Tender, was in truth something of an anti-climax as far as seeing the real Elvis was concerned. He played his part convincingly, and brought tears to the eyes of fans when he died at the end, but it was a never-ending chronicle of photographs that recorded the phenomenon that was
160 pages/Seiten - 29x24.5 cm - Hardcover/gebunden: This is the legendary collection of photographs a girlfriend of Elvis´s took when he was stationed as a G.I. in Germany. Not all of them up to today´s technical standard, but a great and fascinating document. Dieses ist die legendäre Sammlung von Fotografien einer Freundin von Elvis, die während seiner Stationierung in Deutschland entstanden sind. Nicht alle entsprechen heutigen technischen Standard, aber das Buch ist dennoch ein grossartiges und faszinierendes Zeitdokument. Im Gegensatz zur U.S.-Ausgabe - Bestell-Nr. 0016 131 - ist diese britische Fassung auf Hochglanzpapier gedruckt und hat einen etwas anderen Umschlag. Contains free CD (early recordings plus rare interviews) ´´Although the life of Elvis Presley was filled with controversy and fans continue to debate the evolution of his musical style and deliberate over his personal extravagance, it is widely acknowledged that the period between 1958 and 1960 when he was drafted into the US Army and posted to Germany was a crucial watershed both in terms of his career and in his private life. It is also the least well documented period of his life. Using scores of photographs never seen before and some only ever published in newspapers of the period combined with eye-witness accounts which help to document his movements, PRIVATE ELVIS is the only accurate study of this rock legend as a soldier. The book traces the story of Presley’s two years in the army from the trauma of his mother’s death just three weeks before he left for Germany, through the media circus of his arrival and the constant attention of the press during his stay, his first experiments with drugs, the girls he was and was not involved with and his first encounters with his future wife, Priscilla, to his triumphant return to America and a complete change of direction in his career. With new evidence relating to Presley’s alleged affair with actress Vera Tschechowa and a whole catalogue of photographs from the private collection of a previously unknown German girl with whom Presley struck up a relationship, PRIVATE ELVIS shows the intimate side of a man who gathered his family and friends around him in Germany to combat his loneliness and homesickness. Through interviews with visitors to the house Presley rented in Bad Nauheim for himself and his father, grandmother and entourage, the often bizarre events which occurred are recounted in detail as are his nightclub jaunts in Munich and his two little known visits to Paris.´´
(1995/BMG) 14 Tracks - Elvis in the 90s series! - The original 1958 RCA album on CD in mono! Booklet folder with lyrics! - This album is comprised of fourteen Elvis Presley records that have sold over a million copies. A recapitulation of how these hits were produced will reveal, among other interesting facts, how Presley´s writing and selecting many of them played a major role in their success. His very first big single record for RCA Victor was Heartbreak Hotel. Elvis discovered this song himself. During a personal appearance in Florida, he was given the tune by Mae Axton, an accomplished writer of country-western songs. He liked it immediately but sought to get the more professional opinion of RCA Victor´s Artists & Repertoire Manager, Steve Sholes, who became a close musical advisor and chief pilot of his recording career. Sholes agreed the tune was perfect for Presley, and it was recorded in the RCA Victor studios in Nashville on February 10, 1956. The recording session which produced I Want You, I Need You, I Love You was preceded by a near disaster for Elvis. He was appearing in Texas then, and in order to reach the Nashville studios in time, he had to charter a plane. Engine trouble developed, causing the plane to fall steadily, and it dropped to only a few feet above the ground before the difficulty was repaired. Although shaken by the experience, Presley managed to record the song with his usual feeling and confidence. It was on this date, also, that he had the backing of a vocal group for the first time. The singers were Gordon Stoker (now leader of the Jordanaires) plus Ben and Brock Speer of the Speer Family, well-known sacred artists. The session was held on Easter Sunday, April 11, 1956. excerpts from liner notes
64 min. video-tape, color and b&w, PAL, plus 22 min. CD with interviews, booklet, 4 b&w photographs 22.5x20cm: I don´t know how you feel about it, but whenever I buy a video-tape by a musical performer I want to see and hear him perform, at least a few numbers. Here, like on many other tapes that are not concert recordings, all songs are interrupted by some interview after 10 seconds. Apart from that the tape contains some really rare footage like Elvis´s first screen-test at Paramount with a guitar with no strings. The more interesting interviews are on the CD, and those on the video-tape would have been better placed there, too. Anyway, Elvis´s movie career through the 50s is chronicled thoroughly, and the footage makes this a must-have for collectors. Einige wirklich seltene Dokumente befinden sich auf der Video-Cassette, wie Elvis´ erster Filmtest bei Paramount mit einer Gitarre ohne Saiten. Die Interviews sowohl auf dem Video als auch auf der beiliegenden CD sind sachlich und aufschlussreich. Ein Muss für den Elvis-Sammler.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 418 Seiten - Virgin Books - Englisch Imagine Elvis´s relatives, friends, musical colleagues and business associates - many speaking for the first time - gathering to remember him and swap stories about him. In this close-up and intimate oral biography, that´s just what nearly 150 of them do. Scotty Moore and Bill Monroe recall Elvis´s days of $50 gigs, while musicians like Faron Young and Johnny Cash reveal how tough it was just a year later to follow him on stage at Louisiana Hayride. Girlfriends share cherished memories of moments alone with him, and his closest friends take us inside the gates of Graceland. We see Elvis battling his stage fright at the Ed Sullivan Show, learn of his loneliness as an Army recruit and witness his heart-breaking grief when his adored mother died. Highlighted by never-before-seen photographs, these riveting personal accounts, skilfully interwoven and put into context, paint a unique portrait of the modest, courteous country boy turned superstar entertainer, who even today remains the King to countless fans. `Bob Neal set Elvis up in their office. They had matchbooks and ashtrays and stuff. Anyway I walked in one time, and Elvis had took fingernail polish and painted his phone red.´ `We passed a little black boy with a watermelon stand. He knew who Elvis was but he wasn´t gonna let Elvis know he knew. Elvis asked ´´How much are the watermelons?´´ A price was established and Elvis just turned round and said ´´We´ll take the whole stand - pay him.´´ That´s the only time the kid´s visage cracked. Elvis bought all those watermelons and took them back to Memphis. `Elvis had a thing about someone shooting and killing him for no reason. At my wedding he had five guns on in the church - one close up under each arm, one stuck in his belt, one behind him and one in his boot.´ 5., FAX, ! !!,11Ill´, lit )1), `Elvis told me two days before he died - the last time I saw him: ´´I´ll never see you again. I love you. Take care of yourself. I´ll see you on the other side.´´
Golden Boy Elvis - Ausgabe 4-2014 Themen-Auszüge: die neuen FTD: Elvis For Everyone und Elvis In Florida der Bericht von unserer Reise nach Hawaii mit dem Gast Sam Thompson dazu das dortige Treffen vom TV- und Radiomann Tom Moffatt Alfred Wertheimer bei seinem Besuch in seiner Heimatstadt Coburg die beiden neuen FTD-Bücher: The Best Of British Vol. 2 und Memphis To Nashville ´61 Elvis das Musical Ben Portsmouth in Bad Godesberg plus die Fortsetzungen der beliebten Serien