AUGUST 04, 2014
Every Elvis collector will want to snag the latest releases from the Follow That Dream collection, expected to ship in September. The following titles are now available for preorder on ShopGraceland.com.
Elvis For Everyone - 2CD
This 2-disc 7” set celebrates 1965’s classic album “Elvis For Everyone.” The original press release posted by RCA in August of 1965 states, “This is the first Elvis Presley album since 1962 [POT LUCK] that is not a movie soundtrack album.” Although it was complied from previously unreleased recordings, it appeared like a breath of fresh air to Elvis fans that had become somewhat tired of the formulaic soundtracks. The LP landed in the Top 10 charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
This 2-CD classic edition includes insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes. "Elvis For Everyone" features the rare overdubbed version of “Wild in The Country” that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for “Summer Kisses.” This track had been issued two months before RCA-UK’s unique album, "Flaming Star And Summer Kisses." Disc 2 contains 23 previously unreleased outtakes from Elvis in the '60s.
Best of British – The RCA Years 1957-1959
With the continuation of the British story, this Follow That Dream release details Elvis' RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. As a companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful "Elvis: The Best Of British - The HMV Years," this book contains the full history of over 50 iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically cataloged.
Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, combined with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of the RCA years moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs. Within 500 pages and many formerly unknown fascinating facts, you will discover the following: the English pub that inspired an Elvis song, where and when Elvis learned to play piano and the real life characters contained within the lyrics of "Jailhouse Rock."
"The RCA Years (1957 - 1958)" chronicles the meteoric rise in Great Britain of the ‘Sun King’ to the man who would ultimately be crowned ‘Artist Of The 20th Century’. The CD/Book combo features many first-time officially released Elvis tracks. Among his classic songs are the songwriters’ demo recordings as Elvis first heard them, plus the message he recorded on his home answer machine.
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