(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.
(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
(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)
The Life and Music of Elvis Presley - Biography for Children Children´s Musical Biographies: Baby Professor
DescriptionA fantastic collection of film music ranging from Dirty Dancing to Mamma Mia!, James Bond and Shrek. Here´s your chance to stand in the spotlight and play some of the all-time greatest songs from some movie classics! Learn to play these solos specially arranged for Flute. Hear how they should sound on the demo CD and then play along with the full backing tracks to show off your new skills!Be the star – learn the solos – then take your place centre stage!Songlist(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves) [Adams, Bryan](I´ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing) [Previte, Frankie] [DeNicola, John] [Markowitz, Donald]A Whole New World (Aladdin) [Menken, Alan] [Rice, Tim]All Love Can Be (A Beautiful Mind) [Horner, James] [Jennings, Will]Come What May (Moulin Rouge) [Baerwald, David]Eye Of The Tiger (Rocky III) [Sullivan, Frank] [Peterik, Jim]Hallelujah (Shrek) [Cohen, Leonard]High School Musical (High School Musical 3: Senior Year) [Gerrard, Matthew] [Nevil, Robbie]I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard) [Houston, Whitney]Into The West (The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King) [Lennox, Annie] [Shore, Howard] [Walsh, Fran]Le Banquet/La Valse Des Monstres (Amelie) [Tiersen, Yann]Live and Let Die [McCartney, Paul] [McCartney, Linda]Love Is All Around (Four Weddings And A Funeral) [Presley, Reg]Mad World (Donnie Darko) [Orzabal, Roland]Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia!) [Andersson, Benny] [Ulvaeus, Björn] [Anderson, Stig]My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) [Horner, James] [Jennings, Will]PM´s Love Theme (Love Actually) [Armstrong, Craig]Rule The World (Stardust) [Take That]Schindler´s List (Schindler´s List) [Williams, John]Take My Breath Away (Top Gun) [Moroder, Giorgio] [Whitlock, Tom]
DescriptionA generous bumper collection of the greatest songs ever to grace the silver screen, all arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar.It is impossible to imagine Goldfinger without the huge, rich voice of Shirley Bassey, Midnight Cowboy without Nilsson´s lilting country whisper, Alfie without the Pop/Jazz of Cilla Black and Sonny Rollins, and Easy Rider just would not be the same without Steppenwolf. The greatest film songs are synonymous with the movies they embellish, capable of lifting a scene from the screen and into our hearts and minds. These songs will forever evoke memories of our favourite characters and situations, long after the film has ended.Learn to play 100 of the greatest film songs ever written with this great-value songbook, packed to the limits with all the laughs, tears, memories and surprises of the movies - a guaranteed hit no matter what the occasion!Songlist(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves) [Adams, Bryan](I´ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing) [Medley, Bill] [Warnes, Jennifer]A Fine Romance (Swing Time) [Kern, Jerome] [Fields, Dorothy]A Hard Day´s Night (A Hard Day´s Night) [Beatles, The]A Waltz For A Night (Before Sunset) [Delpy, Julie]Alfie (Alfie) [Bacharach, Burt]All Summer Long (American Graffiti) [Wilson, Brian] [Love, Mike]Amapola (First Love) [Lacalle, Joseph M.]Angel (City Of Angels) [McLachlan, Sarah]As Time Goes By (Casablanca) [Hupfield, Herman]Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Kill Bill) [Bono, Sonny]Because (American Beauty) [Beatles, The]Beyond The Sea (Beyond The Sea) [Trenet, Charles] [Lawrence, Jack]Born Free (Born Free) [Barry, John]Born To Be Wild (Easy Rider) [Bonfire, Mars]Bring Me To Life (Daredevil) [Evanescence]Build Me Up Buttercup (There´s Something About Mary) [Foundations, The]Cabaret (Cabaret) [Kander, John] [Ebb, Fred]Call Me (American Gigolo) [Blondie]Come What May (Moulin Rouge) [Baerwald, David]Diamonds Are A Girl´s Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) [Styne, Jule]Edge Of Seventeen (School Of Rock) [Nicks, Stevie]Everybody´s Talkin´ (Midnight Cowboy) [Neil, Fred]Extreme Ways (The Bourne Identity) [Hall, Richard]Eye Of The Tiger (Rocky III) [Survivor]Falling In Love Again (The Blue Angel) [Hollander, Friederich]Footloose (Footloose) [Loggins, Kenny]Georgia On My Mind (Ray) [Carmichael, Hoagy] [Gorrell, Stuart]Get Happy (Summer Stock) [Arlen, Harold] [Koehler, Ted]Goldfinger (Goldfinger) [Barry, John]Hallelujah (Shrek) [Cohen, Leonard]Happy Together (Adaptation) [Bonner, Garry] [Gordon, Alan]High Noon (High Noon) [Tiomkin, Dimitri] [Washington, Ned]I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) [Stanley, Carter]I Fall To Pieces (Coal Miner´s Daughter) [Cochrane, Hank] [Howard, Harlan]I Wanna Be Loved By You (Some Like It Hot) [Ruby, Harry] [Stothart, Herbert]I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard) [Houston, Whitney]I Will Survive (The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert) [Fekaris, Dino] [Perren, Freddie]I´m Kissing You (Days Of Thunder) [Des´ree]Into The West (The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King) [Lennox, Annie]Isn´t It Romantic (Love Me Tonight) [Rodgers, Richard] [Hart, Lorenz]It Could Happen To You (And The Angels Sing) [Burke, Johnny] [Van Heusen, Jimmy]Jailhouse Rock (Jailhouse Rock) [Stoller, Mike] [Leiber, Jerry]Kiss From A Rose (Batman Forever) [Seal]Knockin´ On Heaven´s Door (Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid) [Dylan, Bob]Let The River Run (Working Girl) [Simon, Carly]Live And Let Die (Live And Let Die) [Wings]Long Ago And Far Away (Cover Girl) [Gershwin, Ira] [Kern, Jerome]Love Is All Around (Four Weddings And A Funeral) [Presley, Reg]Luck Be A Lady (Guys And Dolls) [Loesser, Frank]Mad World (Donnie Darko) [Orzabal, Roland]Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis (Meet Me In St. Louis) [Blane, Ralph] [Martin, Hugh]Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany´s) [Mancini, Henry]Mrs Robinson (The Graduate) [Simon And Garfunkel]My Favourite Things (The Sound Of Music) [Rodgers, Richard] [Hammerstein, Oscar]My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) [Horner, James]Nine To Five (Nine To Five) [Parton, Dolly]Oh, Pretty Woman (Pretty Woman) [Orbison, Roy]Ol´ Man River (Show Boat) [Kern, Jerome]Old Time Rock And Roll (Risky Business) [Jackson, George] [Jones III, Thomas]Peaches (Sexy Beast) [Stranglers, The]Pinball Wizard (Tommy) [Who, The]Pure Shores (The Beach) [All Saints]Purple Rain [Prince]Purple Rain [Prince] [Revolution, The]Put The Blame On Mame (Gilda) [Roberts, Allan] [Fisher, Doris]Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head...
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.´´
(1989/Bilko) 8 tracks - Unreleased studio recordings - The unique recordings presented here for the very first time were made on March 30, 1972, one day after the end of the ´official´ recording sessions which took place on March 27-29. The March session was filmed by MGM primarily so that part of it could be included in the ON TOUR documentary, which eventually featured both `Seperate Ways´ and ´Always On My Mind´. It appears, therefore that these two songs also originated from this ´unofficial´ session. This is not so surprising, as neither Elvis nor his musicians would have enjoyed the constant buzzing of cameras while laying down the goods for future record releases. The takes featured on this new Bilko release are the result of many hours of painstaking editing. The rough unedited material originated from a MGM working tape a cue tape as it is known to insiders. On the unedited tape constant interruptions and directions from the filmdirector to his camera-crew can be heard over Elvis´ singing. Because of this several takes of the featured songs had to left lying in the cutting-room. However, what was left and fit for release in an Elvis collectors dream come true. With the exception of ´A Big Hunk 0´ Love´ all the takes presented here are without any of the distracting comments made by the filmdirector and his crew. In order to edit out all the bad parts we have sometimes had to leave out a few bars of an intro as- well. Such is the case with the piano intro to take 1 of Tor The Good Times´, which has Elvis jokingly singing ´Don´t look so bad, put on some make-up´. Before this we only had a ´live´ version, recorded at Madison Square Garden. The studio version is remarkably different! On the first take Elvis sings solo while on the next, incomplete, take Charlie Hodge joins in to sing some harmony parts. `Lead Me, Guide Me´ is very close to the version which can be heard and seen in ON TOUR. The Stamps are joined by Elvis on ´Sweet, Sweet Spi-rit´ . Elvis then sings lead vocals on the beautiful gospel song ´Nearer My God, To Thee´ , never heard performed by Elvis before! After the gospel-jam it´s time for some down to earth rock ´n roll when Elvis and the band attack ´Burning Love´ . Not as tight as the hit-single version recorded on March 28, but still a great track ending in a long ´hunka-hunka-Burning Love´ finale. From the fast-paced ´Burning Love´ it´s back to the third and final take of Tor The Good Times´ . A complete version, in which Elvis is once again accompanied by Hodge for the harmony. This is followed by Elvis fool-ing around with a few lines of the Marty Robbins Country classic ´Hi Paso´ . The final two songs on this release were performed during most of the concerts from ´72 and onwards. `A Big Hunk 0´ Love´ (take 1) is pure dynamite with James Burton show-ing once again why he is called the greatest rock ´n roll guitar picker around. Eat your heart out, Chuck! `You´re on your own Ronnie´, Elvis comments, and a heavy drum-roll introduces ´See See Rider´ , a delivery as tight as Elvis´ 68 leather suit! No horns on this take, just The Man and his band cookin´ it up! During a session-break Elvis sat down for a quiet conversation with the filmdirector and a member of the Stamps. What followed was one of the very few occasions Elvis talked about his musical roots and gospel music in particular; a fitting conclusion to a fine piece of Presleyana. The Sergeant
English, Paperback, 15.5 x 23.5 cm, ca.560 pages last copies - special price ! Last Train to Memphis is arguably the first serious biography that refuses to dwell on the myth of ElviS. Aiming instead to portray in vivid, dramatic • terms the life and career of this outstanding artistic and cultural phenomenon, it draws together a plethora of documentary and interview material to create a superbly coherent and plausible narrative. The first of two volumes, covering Presley´s rise to prominence up to his departure for Germany in 1958, Last Train to MemphiS will undoubtedly become the benchmark by which other biographies of him are judged. ´Last Train to Memphis´ was hailed on publication as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. Peter Guralnick´s acclaimed book is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis´ humanity, as it traces Elvis´ early years, from humble beginnings to unprecedented success. At the heart of the story is Elvis himself, a poor boy of great ambition and fiery musical passions, who connected with his audience and the age in a way that has yet to be duplicated. The book also brings to life the world Elvis arrived in, America in the fifties and the people who, together with Elvis, would change that world forever. The first part of a two-volume biography, ´Last Train to Memphis´ traces the first twenty-three years of Elvis´ life, ending somberly in 1958 with his induction into the army and the death of his mother, Gladys. Drawing frequently of Elvis´ own words and on the intimate reflections of those who knew him, this is biography at its best and a classic in the chronicling of our culture.
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.