July 20 – It Escaped!

Althought the official release date was set for August 3rd. the first copies of the Blu-Ray / DVD edition of “On Tour” escaped from the warehouse.

(Source: FECC / ElvisUnlimited)

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July 18 – Australian Charts And On Tour Promotion

 On the Australian Catalogue Album chart the “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation climbed from #30 to #28.

Poster “Thxphotog” posted this picture, snapped while driving by the Warner Bros Studios today, on the FECC forum.  The letters making up “ELVIS” are all in a large sequins.


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July 17 – Viva ELVIS!

Amazon.com added “Viva ELVIS – The Album” to their on-line shop with October 12, 2010 as the release date. The product-information on the CD read:

Viva ELVIS – The Album“, is a 21st century celebration of Elvis and his music, featuring the voice of the king in a whole new context. The undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, remains one of the most iconic and powerful forces in popular culture. “Before Elvis,” said John Lennon, “there was nothing.” After Elvis, the world looked and sounded different. With a swivel of his hips and the power of his voice, Elvis broke down barriers and shattered the status quo, revolutionizing the worlds of music, film and fashion, while signaling a seismic shift in gender, class, race, and generational relationships.

The Elvis revolution continues with “Viva ELVIS – The Album“. This postmodern studio masterwork invokes the spirit and essence of Elvis from a contemporary perspective, while furthering the revolutionary impulses of Elvis’ sound. Viva ELVIS – The Album re- imagines the king’s own vocal performances in a broad variety of new musical settings. This new sound echos Elvis’ own versatility and ability to master all music genres, from Delta blues to rockabilly, from raw soul to gospel, from Southern folk to Vegas pop, while incorporating elements of garage rock, punk, urban and hip-hop.

You can already pre-order Viva Elvis – The Album here.

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July 16 – The Way It Was In East Tupelo

The book “East Tupelo & Elvis, That’s the Way It Was” by Wanda Powell Heagy was announced with a July / August 2010 releasedate. This hardback 357 pages book contains the history of East Tupelo where Elvis was born and how it progressed during his life living here. It also contains information about Elvis, his family, interviews, and over 150 photos and maps.

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July 15 – Elvis International Through the Gate

The Spring 2010 edition of the Elvis Insiders quarterly newsletter, Through the Gate, was put on-line online for Insiders in the Media section of the Elvis Insiders site. Readers get an in-depth look at Elvis’ groundbreaking rock documentary, “Elvis on Tour,” see what celebrities have recently visited Graceland and seen Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, get the full Elvis Week 2010 schedule, see what’s been happening on SIRIUS XM Elvis Radio, learn 20 random facts about Elvis you might not know and much more. 

Garland Perry “Hank” Cochran Died

Garland Perry “Hank” Cochran passed away at the age of 74. Hank was an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting in the 1960s, Cochran has been a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others. Cochran was also a recording artist between 1962 and 1980, charting seven times on the Billboard country charts, with his highest solo peak being the #20 “Sally Was a Good Old Girl.” But to most Elvis fans he’s best known as composer of the song “Make the World Go Away”, which Elvis recorded in June 1970.

Elvis On Tour Blu-Ray & DVD Australian Release Date

Warner Australia have announced that they will release both Elvis On Tour on standard Blu-ray and (PAL format) DVD formats on September 29. 

Elvis International Magazine July Edition Now Available

The “Elvis International” July 2010 issue was released. The quarterly magazine features in-depth articles, never-before-seen photos and more. The July issue includes:

– The King of Charts, Elvis on the Billboard Top 100
– Hotel New Frontier: Elvis Remembers It as a Blast
– American Idol Visits Graceland
– Cookin’ with Elvis
– The Creation of the Jumpsuit
– And much more!

(Source: EPE, Elvis Australia, ElvisMatters)
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July 14 – Elvis 3D

The Belgian/ Dutch fan club ElvisMatters announced that their 30th magazine will be published wit an 3D cover; a new first for an Elvis magazine. 

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July 13 – Graceland

The German based Elvis Presley Gesellschaft published volume 193 of their glossy fan club magazine; “G.I. Blues” is the main theme of this edition. 

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