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News 2004

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December 28 : Elvis in Munich by Andreas Roth [update]
December 21 : Born To Rock by Bud Glass
December 20 : The Return of the King: A Elvis Novel by Michael Hodjera
December 20 : Legal eagles target Tarzan
December 20 : Elvis Presley's 78's Around the World by Andre Helling
December 20 : Essential Elvis Interviews by Andrew Hearn
December 20 : The Presley Arrangement by Monte Wayne Nicholson
November 2 : The Elvis Archives by Todd Slaughter and Anne E. Nixon [update]
October 15 : The Rough Guide by Paul Simpson
October 15 : From the Vaults
October 15 : The Wonder of You by Flaming Star
October 15 : If I Can Dream by Flaming Star
August 21 : The Complete Guide To His Music by John Robertson
August 21 : Elvis in Munich by Andreas Roth
August 21 : A Date With Elvis - Army Days Revisited by Andreas Schroer, Oskar Hentschel and Michael Knorr
July 22 : The King is Dead by Robert Holton
July 22 : Elvis And Other Celebrities - Favourite Candid Shots by Martin Kloster [update]
July 14 : Elvis by Odair Braz Junior
July 11 : Raised on Elvis by Sandi Haynes Pichon
July 11 : I Was The One by Pål Granlund and Roger Hennie
July 11 : He Touched Me by Pål Granlund and Roger Hennie
July 11 : The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives by Fleda Brown
July 11 : Elvis and ME: A Mystery Thriller Featuring Elvis Presley by Richard D. Weber
July 11 : Waiting for Elvis by Toni Graham
July 11 : Ten Little Elvi by Duffy Grooms and Laura J. Henson
July 4 : The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elvis by Aubrey Dillon-Malone
June 25 : The Elvis Archives by Todd Slaughter and Anne E. Nixon
June 25 : The Elvis Handbook by Tara McAdams
June 19 : Elvis Sessions III by Joe Tunzi
June 19 : Elvis Presley: Music Legend, Movie Star, The King by Connie Plantz
June 19 : The King of Rock 'n' Roll by Susan Thomsen
June 19 : Tarzan Presley by Nigel Cox
June 6 : Color My World Elvis by Betty Harper
June 6 : Elvis & Gladys by Elaine Dundy
June 6 : King by Martin Schüller
June 1 : Such Vicious Minds by Daniel Klein
June 1 : Elvis And Other Celebrities - Favourite Candid Shots by Elvis Unlimited Productions
May 8 : Flashback by FTD
May 8 : Everything Elvis: Fantastic Facts about the King by Helen Clutton
May 8 : Elvis Presley: The Man, the Life, the Legend by Pamela Clarke Keogh
March 29 : Elvis: A Musical Inventory 1939-55 by Richard Boussiron [update]
March 11 : Behind The Image Volume 2 by Bud Glass
March 11 : Born To Rock by Bud Glass
February 22 : Thank You, Elvis by Lenore Vinyard Bechtel
February 22 : Elvis: A Musical Inventory 1939-55 by Richard Boussiron [update]
January 19 : Elvis Speaks: Thoughts on Fame, Family, Music and More in His Own Words by Elizabeth Mckeon and Linda Everett
January 9 : Various book releases.

28 December 2004

Elvis in Munich by Andreas Roth


The book will be officially released today!

Source: Elvis in Munich

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21 December 2004

Born To Rock by Bud Glass


This book was released on 20 December!

Source: Bud Glass / Elvis - Behind The Image

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20 December 2004

The Return of the King: A Elvis Novel by Michael Hodjera


"Mystery, magic and mythology collide as Elvis returns from exile to Hawaii, only to find himself confronted by an ageless menace bent on destroying humankind..."

Book Description
It is the spring of 1977, and a bloated, disillusioned Elvis stands at the crossroads. To continue down the path he is on means certain death. However, a bizarre encounter with a mysterious woman offers him another alternative. With her help, he fakes his death and goes into solitary exile in the South Pacific with a new face and a new identity.

Now, twenty-seven years later, the king returns.

Lured back by memories of a lost romance that took place during the filming of one of his forgettable early sixties films, Elvis finds himself back on Hawaii's Big Island. Incognito, he settles in the tiny, remote fishing village of Malea where he meets the town kahuna, O'e, and his family.

But all is not well in paradise.

Three village teenagers go missing. O'e and Elvis teem up to try to find them. What they discover is that an ancient evil has taken root near the village which threatens not only the island but the future of all humankind.

Compelled to help in whatever way he can, Elvis must risk his cherished anonymity in a desperate bid to thwart a formidable, virtually indestructible opponent ...

"A page-turner ... perfect summer reading." - Tara Fraser, author of Rocket Eighty-Eight.
"Inspired. An island mystery that rocks!" - Marshall Stack, author of Gunburn.
"Exciting ... poignant ... gratifying ..." - Samantha Keyes, author of Island Fever.


Details: iUniverse.com, paperback, 248 pages, ISBN: 0-595-33155-6.

Release date: December 2004.

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20 December 2004

Legal eagles target Tarzan


From the The Dominion Post 02 December 2004
By TOM CARDY

All the vine-swinging Tarzan of the Apes had to worry about was the law of the jungle. But a New Zealand publishing company is up against complicated copyright law for using the fictional hero in a critically acclaimed novel.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Incorporated, the estate of Tarzan's creator, has demanded that Victoria University Press stop selling copies of the humorous novel Tarzan Presley. Written by New Zealander Nigel Cox, it tells the story of Presley "raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battles with vicious giant wetas, seduced by a beautiful young scientist" who gets a record deal with Elvis Presley's producer and has 30 No 1 hits.

The book was published in June to critical acclaim and has sold most of its initial 3000 print run. Victoria University Press publisher Fergus Barrowman said it received a letter from a British law firm, acting on behalf of Burroughs' estate, several weeks after the book was published. It wanted a New Zealand website to stop advertising the book. The publishers had since received several letters from lawyers for the estate, based in Tarzana, California.

Mr Barrowman said they were surprised by the company's claim that Tarzan "infringes their intellectual property rights" including the name Tarzan and other aspects of the man-raised-by-apes character. He said Cox felt hurt by the attack. "Tarzan is in the dictionary, for goodness sake, and the book is in no sense an attempt to pass itself off as the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs or an authorised continuation of his work. It's a literary reinvention."

Mr Barrowman said Burroughs' estate would be satisfied with it selling the remaining first edition copies, as long as none were sold outside New Zealand. It would also allow the book to be republished, but only if the name Tarzan was removed, the story changed to make it less like Tarzan's story, and it was not sold overseas. But if Victoria University Press did not agree, "basically the big stick is `We'll sue you.' " Mr Barrowman said Victoria University Press would be reluctant to go to court because of the cost. Differences in copyright law could be a factor.

Burroughs wrote Tarzan of the Apes in 1912 and set up Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc a year later. His estate has had a long history of zealously guarding Tarzan.

Source: Victoria University Press

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20 December 2004

Elvis Presley's 78's Around the World


This book is now being released with a new front cover. The previous cover can still be viewed on the bookshelf.

More information about this book and how to order can be found at Elvis Presley's 78's around the world.

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20 December 2004

Essential Elvis Interviews by Andrew Hearn


Essential Elvis Interviews is a book compiled by Andrew Hearn. This release consists of a selection of exclusive interviews with Elvis' friends, associates and celebrity fans, illustrated with many rare and unseen photographs from the archives of collector Russ Howe. Fans will enjoy over 30 unedited transcripts from various interviews with photographs and material used for the very first time. Due for release in January 2005, to coincide with Elvis' 70th birthday, this 192-page book will be available at www.essentialelvis.com.

Source: Essential Elvis

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20 December 2004

The Presley Arrangement by Monte Wayne Nicholson


"The Presley Arrangement" being re-published: One of the most sought after and hard-to-find Elvis novels is being reissued. Living the Dream Press should start shipping copies of Monte Nicholson's conspiracy tale, The Presley Arrangement (centred around the alleged death of Elvis in 1977), before Christmas. The long out of print novel was originally published in 1987 and was the subject of conspiracy tales itself with claims that copies were removed from bookstore shelves. Originally published as a novel, several of the book's themes were later revealed as allegedly having a basis in fact rather than fiction. The author was one of a "panel of experts" who appeared in the high rating television documentaries The Elvis Files and The Elvis Conspiracy. Nicholson is also a former member of the Presley Commission. Click to order a copy of The Presley Arrangement.

Source: Living The Dream Press

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7 December 2004


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A large collection of interesting Elvis books, rare magazines, CD's and other memorabilia is for sale. For a listing of all items, have a look HERE.
The sellers will have a stand on the 14th "Bourse du DISQUE et du CD" (Record and CD fair) in Doornik (Tournai), Belgium on January 9th, 2005. Also the Belgium fanclub will be present, and they have a stand next to them.
If you can't wait buying items you are interested in, you can contact the sellers directly too!

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2 November 2004

The Elvis Archives by Todd Slaughter and Anne E. Nixon


This book has been released now. Read the review of David Neale.

Details: Omnibus Press, hardback, 128 pages, ISBN: 1844493806.

Release date: 1 November 2004.

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15 October 2004

The Rough Guide by Paul Simpson


This book was first released in 2002.

Release date: November 2004.

Source: ElvisNews.com

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15 October 2004

From the Vaults




Details: .

Release date: October 2004.

Source: ElvisNews.com

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15 October 2004

The Wonder of You by Flaming Star




Details: Flaming Star.

Release date: 1 October 2004.

Source: ElvisNews.com

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15 October 2004

If I Can Dream by Flaming Star




Details: Flaming Star.

Release date: 1 October 2004.

Source: ElvisNews.com

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21 August 2004

The Complete Guide To His Music by John Robertson


"This classic guide to the music of Elvis Presley is sure to please fans that will celebrate Elvis' 70th birthday on January 8, 2005. In fact, the festivities will begin before the King's birthday and will last all year with special events across the United States. Special celebrations at Graceland and across Memphis have been planned, with most events already sold out. Written by a rock 'n roll expert, this complete guide examines every song in Elvis' recorded repertoire, making it an invaluable guide for record collectors and fans alike."

Details: Omnibus Press, softcover, 96 pages, ISBN 1844497119.

Release date: 30 October 2004.

Source: ElvisNews.com

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21 August 2004

Elvis in Munich by Andreas Roth


Another German / English Elvis book will be released in October. The book "Elvis in Munich" will be approximately 120 pages, text both in German and in English and features over 100 rare, unpublished photographs, autographs and memorabilia. It also includes interviews with fans, friends and people who were in Munich with Elvis (Red West, Lamar Fike, Toni Netzle, Vera Tschechowa), and many hitherto unknown facts and stories.

Details: 120 pages.

Release date: October 2004.

Source: Elvis in Munich, ElvisNews.com

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21 August 2004

A Date With Elvis - Army Days Revisited by Andreas Schroer, Oskar Hentschel and Michael Knorr


A new book, titled "A Date With Elvis - Army Days Revisited", will be released in Germany in October. The book features approximately 1000 previously unpublished photos, documents and memorabilia's from the years Elvis spend in the service in Germany (1958-60).
You will also find interviews with fans and friends about their "Date With Elvis" the book. All the text will be in both German and English. "A Date With Elvis - Army Days Revisited" will be a 10 x 12 (inch) hardcover book with a protection sleeve. All 240 pages will be full colour. The first edition of the book includes a poster (24 x 33 inch). This is a reproduction of the German poster for the movie "Gold Aus Heisser Kehle" ("Loving You").

Details: 240 pages, ISBN 3-938192-00-1.



Release date: October 2004.
Source: Elvis Unlimited

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7 August 2004

A large collection of Elvis books, magazines, CD's and other memorabilia is for sale. For a listing of all items, have a look HERE.

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22 July 2004

The King is Dead by Robert Holton


Katco Media announces the return of the King with the re-print of the book "The King Is Dead" from Robert R. Holton from 1998. After five years of the book being out of print, the second edition will be unveiled on the twenty-seventh anniversary of the King's death in a limited quantity.

From the publisher:
"The King Is Dead" by Robert Holton details the minute-by-minute play of the Funeral of Elvis Aaron Presley. Memphis Funeral Director Robert Kendall was the last man on the face of the Earth to see the body of Elvis Aaron Presley following his sudden and unexpected death in August 1977. Now, for the first time, you will read about the intimate details of the burial of Elvis Presley and what Kendall went through to pay the final tribute to Elvis.

Some have accused Holton and Katco of presenting a morbid and disturbing tale of history's most famous funeral. But, these critics have obviously never read this book. "The King Is Dead" is NEVER disturbing; NEVER mobid. Instead, it is a touching, heart-warming story of how the world said goodbye to a rock and roll legend.

No author has ever presented such a gripping account of one facet of Elvis Aaron Presley's celebrated life and death like Robert Holton.

Details: Katco Media, 226 Pages, paperback, ISBN 0-9646484-5-8.

Source: Katco Media / ElvisNews.com

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22 July 2004

Elvis And Other Celebrities - Favourite Candid Shots by Martin Kloster


Release date is set for August 10. For more information about this book see below.

Source: Elvis Unlimited / ElvisNews.com

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14 July 2004

Elvis by Odair Braz Junior


Next week a special book will be released in Brazil. The author is journalist and Elvis fan Odair Braz Junior. The book is released for the 50th anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll. According to the author it is "just about his music: when he recorded his songs, the way he used to work at the studio, the musicians who played with him, his shows etc. It is a musical biography about Elvis and when I write about his life is through a musical point of view. Of course this kind of history is in another books but my book is aimed for young readers who never read anything about Elvis. Here in Brazil there aren't a lot of books about him and I believe that I tell a lot of things that young readers don't know about him."

Source: ElvisNews.com

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11 July 2004

Raised on Elvis by Sandi Haynes Pichon


In this book Sandi Pichon looks back at the good times at the concerts and Vegas shows she attended, becoming friends with the Memphis Mafia, and how Elvis changed as he became ill.
According to the information from Sandi the book will contain 40 pages unpublished photo's, both concert and candids, from Sandi, Dorothy Campbell, Keith Alverson, George Hill and Joyce Biddie Hulsey.
The foreword was written by Kathy Westmoreland.

This book wil be released within a couple of weeks!

More information can be found at Apex Publishing

Source: ElvisNews.com

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11 July 2004

I Was The One by Pål Granlund and Roger Hennie


Photo book.

Release date: May 2004.

Source: It's Elvis Time.

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11 July 2004

He Touched Me by Pål Granlund and Roger Hennie


Photo book.

Release date: May 2004.

Source: It's Elvis Time.

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11 July 2004

The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives by Fleda Brown


From the publisher:

"What a remarkable collection! Fleda Brown has turned obsession into a series of finely wrought evocations of a period. She knows her music, and she knows that her early stirrings in relation to it were emblematic of a nation's. There's consistently high quality of phrasing in this book, and an astute framing of effects. Which is to say Fleda Brown has been able to raise popular culture into art like few others before her."
--Stephen Dunn

"You think the fat women who cried didn't know/what they cried for, when he died?" asks Fleda Brown in this spirit-lamp of a book that filters our "irreconcilable urges" through an iconography that renews, once again, America's promise. As much about the mysteries of the creative process, its "private language," and the rigors of self-discipline as about Elvis himself, The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives accomplishes something original, perfect in its moment, that triggers, as if by accident, an "astonished whoop." If Elvis lives anywhere these days, he surely lives in these seductive pages."
--Michael Waters

"This is one of the best accounts I've ever read of what obsession with our idols can reveal to us about ourselves. The consciousness at the center of these subtle, intricate poems glides so smoothly from one point of view to another from Elvis and his mother visiting his father in prison, to a fan and her teenage daughter, to a dead Elvis trying to "break through to flesh" by lifting weights that the border between one person and another blurs. Brown's poems show compellingly how the Other becomes a mirror in which we can reconsider our own lives and then return to them transformed."
--Sharon Bryan

Details: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, paperback, ISBN 0887484034, category: poetry.

Release date: April 2004

Source: Carnegie-Mellon University Press

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11 July 2004

Elvis and ME: A Mystery Thriller Featuring Elvis Presley by Richard D. Weber


From a reviewer at Amazon.com:

"On a warm summer night in 1964, twelve-year-old Robbie Donner's life is changed forever. He encounters hate, prejudice, and finally the ultimate evil-murder.

In an effort to discover the identity of the killer who has been stalking his small mid-western town, he enlists the help of an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll: ELVIS PRESLEY.

Presented with a kaleidoscope of mysteries, he, together with his faithful dog and boyhood gang, ventures deeper into danger. What follows is a story of friendship and courage, first-love and heartache, when Robbie and his friends go where they shouldn't go, and find much more than they bargained for...

Travel back to the '60s: the land of transistor radios, souped-up muscle cars, the British Rock Invasion, the Drive-In, mini-skirts, and Stri-Dex Medicated Pads, where Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should-where Nick at Night is prime-time TV."

Details: Alchemy Press, 520 pages, paperback, ISBN 1411605497, category: fiction.

Release date: May 2004

Source:

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11 July 2004

Waiting for Elvis by Toni Graham


A book with short stories. From the publisher:

"Zany, over-the-top, and sexy, while achingly poignant and real, Waiting for Elvis is the bitingly funny follow-up to Toni Graham's award winning collection The Daiquiri Girls. In eleven darkly comic, interconnected stories that read as seamlessly as a novel, Graham exposes the hilarious side of loneliness and introduces Jane, the most beguiling single woman since Bridget Jones.

Nearing fifty, Jane is a San Francisco psycho-therapist turned dog walker. She hasn't had a lover since Lars, the unfaithful, hedonistic love of her life, was decapitated in a car accident after a New Years Eve quarrel. But grief be damned! With equal parts alacrity and attitude, Jane lurches after all life has to offer ever reminded that meeting the right man is as likely as a proposal from a dead Elvis.

Remarkable ... Graham takes characters who could easily become dreary stereotypes and fleshes them out beautifully. Graham doesn't wallow in these women's vulnerability, but she doesn't apologize for it either. She uses their loneliness and confusion as backdrops for the action, not as personality traits. And her prose is entertaining without being forced: Graham allows a good deal of brainy good humor to flow naturally."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"Toni Graham's stories are as intimate, intelligent, and intensely 'feminine' as those of Jane Bowles or Jean Rhys. Her work is full of heart, smarts, honesty, and a wickedness that is uniquely her own. Classy stuff from a very cool writer."
-- Molly Giles

"The ingenious way Toni Graham draws us into the crazy-quilt consciousness of her protagonist is a delight in and of itself. Each obstacle set in Jane's path, each new calamity that befalls her, is interwoven with a series of memories and associations-episodes from Jane's childhood, messages from billboards and television, epiphanies from half-remembered movies, bits of urban folklore, and tabloid headlines. In offering us a close view of the warp and woof of one woman's psyche, Graham reveals the weave of American culture--{)nly it's the underside of the tapestry, where all the frayed knots and loose stitching have started to come undone. The stories in this collection are beautifully rendered, with an eye and an ear for revelatory detail. Toni Graham's is a voice that calls out in the wilderness, while still managing to sound smart and sexy."
- Scott Landers, Author of Coswell's Guide to Tambralinga

Details: Leapfrog press, 210 pages, paperback , ISBN 0972898441, category: fiction/short stories.

Release date: February 2005.

Source: Leapfrog Press

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11 July 2004

Ten Little Elvi by Duffy Grooms and Laura J. Henson


From the publisher:

"TEN little Elvi gettin' ready to shine. One made a comeback and then there were NINE.

Ten little tykes pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. While younguns learn numbers with caped Elvis, GI Elvis, Karate Elvis, and seven other diminutive impersonators, adults will enjoy finding hidden references to the King's life and song."

Details: Tricycle Press, 30 pages, hardback, ISBN: 1-58246-124-4.

Release date: January 2005.

Source: Tricycle Press.

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4 July 2004

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elvis by Aubrey Dillon-Malone


This book was re-released in March. The first print was in 1997. From the publisher:

"'Once Elvis Presley touched your life,' said his 5-year girlfriend Linda Thompson, 'you were never the same again.' But for some people, that fact cut two ways.

It cut two ways for Elvis himself as well. A man who had everything going for him: a beautiful wife and daughter, unlimited wealth, fame beyond description - nobody knows why, as Paul Brady put it, he threw it all away. Or was it taken from him by forces he couldn't control?

It's now over twenty years since he died in his bathroom at Graceland. In that time, his legend has grown to a phenomenal degree, with people who weren't even born when he died becoming obsessive fans. His estate has also become infinitely more affluent. Which is why people speak about death, for Elvis Presley, being A Good Career Move.

This book, the first ever written on him by an Irish author, looks at his electric rise to fame, his near-oedipal relationship to his parents and equally complicated one to Priscilla, his charismatic but volatile personality, his ever-changing entourage of friends and his tragic descent into ill-health and premature death.

'Elvis died the day he went into the army,' said John Lennon. But if he did, he was re-born when he shook off the shackles of Hollywood and threw himself back into the kind of live performing that was his essence. For many, the Sun Studio days represent the greatness of Elvis, but he was equally vibrant in concert from 1968 onwards. The tragedy was that such a renaissance cost him his health and his marriage. And, ultimately, his life."

Details: Greenway Publishing, paperback, 165 pages, ISBN: 0-9526865-4-6.

Release date: March 2004.

Source: Greenway Publishing.

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25 June 2004

The Elvis Archives by Todd Slaughter and Anne E. Nixon


"During his lifetime Elvis Presley performed over one thousand concerts, recorded over one thousand different songs, and has had over one thousand books written about his life. No other act in the world of entertainment has been the subject of so much discussion and so much intense analysis. His fan base is loyal, supportive, and dedicated in the preservation of his artistic legacy.
Published to coincide with what would have been his 70th birthday (January 8th,1935.)
The Elvis Archives has a text of over 30,000 words which accurately reflects the Presley life story as it was, without debate or criticism. Illustrated with over 100 rare and exclusive color photographs. Elvis was often thought to be a recluse, but these photographic records shows Elvis meeting and mixing with some of the most famous and influential people of our time.
Pop stars, politicians, and presidents all wanted to meet The King and this picture portfolio details many of those exciting moments."

Details: Omnibus Press, hardback, 128 pages, ISBN: 1844493806.

Release date: 15 November 2004.

Source: Amazon UK.

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25 June 2004

The Elvis Handbook by Tara McAdams


Here is the cover of Tara McAdams' new book. Details of the content are not known yet.

Details: MQ Publications, hardback, 432 pages, ISBN: 1840726733.

Release date: 30 September 2004.

Source: Amazon UK.

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19 June 2004

Elvis Sessions III by Joe Tunzi


Joe Tunzi's much anticipated Sessions III book is finally in production and will be released in August.
Sessions III, is the third volume in the acclaimed series, containing the most complete and up-to-date sessionography with around 500 pages including 100 amazing and unpublished photos. You can see Elvis creating his music in photographs from the sessions themselves, some in full, stunning colour. You will be taken back in time to every recording session and professionally recorded concert and performance.
The many chapters will include bootlegs, rehearsals, sound board recordings, the compete updated discography, Elvis' songs A- Z, That's The Way It Is and On Tour, profiling the films outtakes, plus much more.
The ultimate look at Elvis' recorded library, this book is a requirement of every 20th century music fans collection. Go inside the vaults - from his first demo to his last tour, explore the most important body of music ever recorded with Joe Tunzi's even-handed and accurate approach to Elvis' recorded legacy.

Release date: October 2004.

Source: Elvis Australia.

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19 June 2004

Elvis Presley: Music Legend, Movie Star, The King by Connie Plantz

Contents not known yet, but seems to be a young adult book.

Details: Enslow Publishers, Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN: 0766021033.

Release date: 1 July 2004.

Source: Enslow Publishers, Inc..

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19 June 2004

The King of Rock 'n' Roll by Susan Thomsen


Re-release of the book, first published in 1997. Short story book.

From the publisher: "Elvis. No other name in music brings to mind so many unforgettable songs and images. Filled with fun facts and quotes from notables such as John Lennon, Colonel Tom Parker, and Elvis himself, this tiny tribute to The King provides an entertaining trip through Elvis's life and career. "

Details: Ariel Books/Andrews McMeel Publishing, hardcover, 80 pages, ISBN: 0-7407-4726-6.

Release date: 1 September 2004.

Source: Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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19 June 2004

Tarzan Presley by Nigel Cox


"Raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred by battles with vicious giant weta, seduced by a beautiful scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions, the dirt-to-dreams life story of Tarzan Presley is as legendary as his 30 number one hits. But that story came to a dramatic end in 1977 when Tarzan topped himself. Now a big breakthrough as a new manuscript left by Tarzan is discovered we are able to find out what really happened and what it really felt like to be Tarzan Presley."

Details: Victoria University Press, paperback, 464 pages, ISBN 0-86473-480-8.

Release date: 3 June 2004.

Source: Victory University Press.

Read David Neale's review

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6 June 2004

Color My World Elvis by Betty Harper


"32 Pages of fun and games with Elvis. From his years as a boy until the Army called and he became US 53310761."

Release date: June 2004.

Source: Betty Harper.

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6 June 2004

Elvis & Gladys by Elaine Dundy


An intimate story of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and his adoring mother.
Who on the planet doesn't know that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled millions? Who doesn't know that he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll? But who knows that the King himself lived in the thrall of one dominant person?
This was Gladys Smith Presley, his protective, indulgent, beloved mother.
Elvis and Gladys, one of the best researched and most acclaimed books on Elvis's early life, reconstructs the extraordinary role Gladys played in her son's formative years.
Uncovering facts not seen by other biographers, Elvis and Gladys reconstructs for the first time the history of the mother and son's devoted relationship and reveals new information about Elvis--his Cherokee ancestry, his boyhood obsession with comic books, and his early compulsion to rescue his family from poverty.
Coming to life in the compelling narrative is the poignant story of a unique boy and the maternal tie that bound him. It is at once an intimate psychological portrait of a tragic relationship and a mesmerizing tale of the early years of an international idol.
"For once, a legend is presented to us by the mind and heart of a literate, careful biographer who cares," wrote Liz Smith in the New York Daily News when Elvis and Gladys was originally published in 1985. This is the book, Smith says, "for any Elvis lover who wants to know more about what made Presley the man he was and the mama's boy he became."
The Boston Globe called this thoughtful, informative biography of one of popular music's most enduring stars "nothing less than the best Elvis book yet."
Elaine Dundy is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Dud Avocado; Finch, Bloody Finch; Ferriday, Louisiana; and the memoir Life Itself!

Details: University Press of Mississippi, paperback, 352 pages, ISBN 1-57806-634-4.

This book was also published in 1995, but the first edition goes back to 1985 (by Macmillan). Also in 1986 and 1991 editions were published, but by different publishers.

Release date: July 2004.

Source: Elvis Australia.

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6 June 2004

King by Martin Schüller


This book , first released in 2002, will be re-published with a different cover.

Release date: 8 January 2005.

Source: elvisnederland.com and Elvis Club Berlin

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1 June 2004

Such Vicious Minds by Daniel Klein


The fourth Elvis detective by Daniel Klein, is named "Such Vicious Minds" A Murder Mystery Featuring Elvis Presley.
"The King of Rock'n'Roll is back in the building for his fourth turn as sleuth in this highly acclaimed mystery series. It's Memphis, 1965. An increasingly withdrawn Elvis passes his evenings at the Memphian movie house, endlessly watching Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Stranglelove." His friends and hangers-on are starting to worry, and so is his famously hucksterish manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Things only get worse when the King finds out that someone has been disguising himself as Elvis in order to seduce his teenage fans, and that Colonel Tom's been paying off their parents to keep the scandal out of the press.
When a photographer who claims to have documented these seductions is murdered ... and Colonel Tom is arrested for that murder ... the stakes becomes life and death."

Other books by Daniel Klein: Kill Me Tender (2000), Blue Suede Clues (2002) and Viva Las Vengeance (2003).

Details: St. Martin's Minotaur, hardback, 223 pages, ISBN 0312319401.

Release date: August 18, 2004.

Source: Daniel Klein's website
Read David Neale's review

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1 June 2004

Elvis And Other Celebrities - Favourite Candid Shots by Elvis Unlimited Productions


"Elvis And Other Celebrities - Favourite Candid Shots is the title of a new book terribly missed by all Elvis fans. It's written by Elvis Unlimited writer Martin Kloster and is first A-Z book ever, listing all the essential facts relating to the lives of all the other famous celebrities Elvis met during his life. With every picture there is a short biography containing the basic facts and details of when, where, why, how and who is seen on the picture.
The book is not intended to be a book with many rare and unpublished pictures of Elvis. Instead it is an essential book with well-known and rare photos of Elvis together with other celebrities he met in his career, collected in one single book. A compilation of this kind has not been attempted before. A one of a kind."

Other books published by Elvis Unlimited are Pieces Of My Life and All Elvis.

Release date: second half of this year.

Source: Hendrik Knudsen of Elvis Unlimited

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8 May 2004

Flashback by FTD


Flashback provides an insightful look at the 30 months when Elvis truly reigned as "The King Of Rock 'n' Roll". With 285 classic, rare and previously unpublished photos and 69 minutes of previously unreleased music, "Flashback" is a unique journey from January 1956 through June 1958. 172 pages + CD.

Published: 25 May 2004.
Source: It's Elvis Time

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8 May 2004

Everything Elvis: Fantastic Facts about the King by Helen Clutton


"Fascinating, humorous and just plain astounding Everything Elvis has a huge range of little or unknown facts about The King, covering everything from his love-life, his eating habits, his TV appearances, live shows, recording history, his collections of clothing, what he spent his fortunes on and the worldwide effect of Elvis on so many different levels. The result is an addictive unputdownable guide to all things about Elvis."

Details: Virgin Books, paperback, 224 pages, ISBN 0753509601.

Release date: August/September 2004.

Source: Amazon UK

Read David Neale's review

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8 May 2004

Elvis Presley: The Man, the Life, the Legend by Pamela Clarke Keogh


"That voice, Graceland, the cars, the girls, the hair...Elvis Presley revolutionised Western pop culture when, at age twenty-two, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he was famous, Elvis's personal style, like his music, had such a direct impact on his audience that it continues to permeate our world today. With ELVIS PRESLEY Pamela Keogh compellingly examines Elvis's life and style to reveal the generous, complex, spiritual man behind the fourteen-carat gold sunglasses. As Keogh demonstrates in ELVIS PRESLEY, Presley is in every sense a dynamic style icon - a man who travelled from poverty to fame, and through his very life defined modern culture. From his days as a young man in Memphis who wore black lace shirts and long hair, to his years as a rockabilly bad boy in a slouchy Lansky jacket, through the clean cut Hollywood phase, and finally to the jumpsuit-wearing Vegas era, Presley's sense of style - like his voice - was unmistakable. Drawing from extensive research and interviews Keogh introduces readers to the distinctive Elvises that emerged throughout his career, complete with fascinating insights into his life and times."

Details: Hardcover, 272 pages. Published by Atria Books in July (ISBN 0743456033) and in September by Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0743263324.


Source: Amazon UK

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29 March 2004 1 June 2004

Elvis: A Musical Inventory 1939-55 by Richard Boussiron


'An extraordinarily detailed listing of the King's earliest musical influences - songs he learned at school, hymns and spirituals he sang at church, numbers he performed on the radio, in clubs, at backstage jams, etc. The product of over 20 years' original research including interviews with a host of people who knew him including his teacher, church ministers, work colleagues and fellow musicians. And, for the first time anywhere, complete details of all the historic Sun sessions - taken directly from the personal files of Marion Keisker. Quite simply a "must have" for Elvis specialists and diehard fans.'

Other books from Music Mentor Books in my collection are Elvis and Buddy: Linked Lives and On The Road.

ISBN 0-9519888-7-5 (paperback, 240 pages)
Release date: End April 2004 5 July 2004

Source: Music Mentor Books

Read David Neale's review.

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11 March 2004

Behind The Image Volume 2 by Bud Glass

Bud Glass is now working on a new candid book accompanying the dvd BEHIND THE IMAGE VOL. 2. This dvd was released just a couple of days ago. Read more about the new dvd at Elvis - Behind The Image.

The first volume of the dvd and book were released in March 2003 and got many excellent reviews.

Source: Bud Glass / Elvis - Behind The Image

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11 March 2004

Born To Rock by Bud Glass


This concert book is complete but not printed yet. A high quality hardback book printed on premium paper stock. Never before seen photographs. Professionally shot in beautiful color. Experience the excitement with this front row ticket to Elvis' live performances in the 1970's.

Source: Bud Glass / Elvis - Behind The Image

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22 February 2004

Thank You, Elvis by Lenore Vinyard Bechtel


'Presley was born to Leah and Andrew Prescott during Elvis Presley's NBC comeback special. Vegas was born to Vera and Vincent Callahan under a table at Las Vegas's International Hotel when Elvis was performing. Their parents believed they were destined for each other. Now these zany Elvis fans are making one last stab at mating them even though Vegas is engaged to another man. The setting is Tupelo, Mississippi, where they've reserved Elvis Presley's Memorial Chapel. They want Presley and Vegas to dance down the aisle to Elvis's "Teddy Bear" and hold three-minute kisses through "Stuck on You," the way they did at their 1967 double ceremony. Even feisty grandmother Matilda wants them to wed. Will Presley and Vegas continue to resist? Or will the parents' prayers to Elvis be answered? Find out with this rollicking fictional romp that fuses factual Elvis nostalgia with comedy and romance.'

Paperback 116 pages (March 2004), Publisher: Publishamerica, ISBN: 141370901X.

Source: Publish America

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22 February 2004

Elvis: A Musical Inventory 1939-55 by Richard Boussiron

Publishing of this book has again been delayed. New release date is now set Easter 2004.

Paperback, ISBN 0-9519888-7-5, 240 pages.
Source: Music Mentor Books

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19 January 2004

Elvis Speaks: Thoughts on Fame, Family, Music and More in His Own Words by Elizabeth Mckeon and Linda Everett


This book, to appear in April, is in fact a re-release of The Quotable King by the same authors.

'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.

ELIZABETH McKEON is the coauthor of THE AMERICAN DINER COOKBOOK and author of FIT FOR A KING: THE ELVIS PRESLEY COOKBOOK and CINEMA UNDER THE STARS. A researcher in entertainment history, she lives in San Jose, California. LINDA EVERETT is a writer and researcher and expert in entertainment history. She is the coauthor of THE AMERICAN DINER COOKBOOK and lives in Ocean Park, Washington.'

Published by Cumberland House Publishing, hardback, ISBN 1581823940, 256 pages.

Source: Cumberland House Publishing

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9 January 2004


In 2004 various new books and re-releases will be published.

January:
Re-release: The Field Guide to Elvis Shrines by Bill Yenne. Published by Last Gasp, paperback, ISBN 0867195916, 252 pages. This book was first published by Renaissance Books in 1999.

March:
Re-release: Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith and Image by Erika Doss. Published by University Press of Kansas, paperback, ISBN 0700613374, 290 pages. This book was published by the same publisher in 1999, but as a hardback version.
Re-release: Elvis: His Life and Music by Tim Frew. Published by Metrobooks, hardback, ISBN 1567994377, 96 pages. This book was first published in 1997, also by Metrobooks.

April:
New book: Elvis Speaks: Thoughts on Fame, Family, Music, and More In His Own Words by Elizabeth McKeon and Linda Everett. Published by Cumberland House Publishing, hardback, ISBN 1581823940, 256 pages.

June:
New book: Elvis Presley: Music Legend, Movie Star, The King by Connie Plantz. Published by Enslow Pub. Inc., ISBN 0766021033.

July:
Re-release: Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy. Published by University Press of Mississippi, paperback, ISBN 1578066344, 352 pages.
This book was also published in 1995, but the first edition goes back to 1985 (by Macmillan). Also in 1986 and 1991 editions were published, but by different publishers.

August:
New book: Such Vicious Minds: A Murder Mystery featuring Elvis Presley by Daniel Klein. This will be Mr. Klein's fourth book on Elvis. Published by St. Martin's Minotaur, hardback, ISBN 0312319401, 240 pages.
Other books by Daniel Klein: Kill Me Tender (2000), Blue Suede Clues (2002) and Viva Las Vengeance (2003).

Source: Amazon UK

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