10 November 2002
Viva Las Vengeance
by Daniel Klein.
A new book
to be released in March 2003 is Viva Las Vengeance
by Daniel Klein. Mr. Klein already published two books:
Kill Me Tender (2000) and
Blue Suede Clues (2002). All three books are crime stories featuring Elvis.
10 November 2002
Elvis in Hawaii
by Jerry Hopkins.
6 November 2002
Eating the Elvis Way
by David Adler.
Just received the book Eating the Elvis Way
by David Adler. There is nothing new in this book if you have the book
The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.
This was published by Alder in 1995. The new edition is a bad (photo-)
copy of the original one: pictures are much darker compared to the 1995
edition. In the 1995 edition also the pages were lined with green bands
and strings. Otherwise, the text is still the same. Save your money if
you have the original one.
2 November 2002
Elvis, the #1 Hits
by Hal Leonard Publishing.
Sheet music which
accompanies the CD released in September 2002. Together with the book
Elvis: The #1 Hits - The Secret History Of The Classics by Patrick
Humphries this makes the story complete.
Note: If you have the set
Anthology Vols. 1&2,
the only new sheet music is 'A Little Less Conversation'.
(Sources: www.proxis.be, www.halleonard.com)
Elvis Presley - The Power And The Persecution
by Gerry McLafferty
This book is out for some time, but was noticed only recently.
'Elvis Presley, the most successful recording artist in music history, was a very
complex individual. Defied to an extraordinary degree by adoring crowds, he was vilified
by music critics, contemporaries and Hollywood insiders not only during his lifetime,
but in the years since his tragic death.
The work explores why Presley, an incredibly gifted entertainer, appealed to the
masses whilst at the same time incurring the wrath of an all-powerful media. Also
under examination is the unscrupulous management which curtailed Presley's own
artistic ambitions, and included is a chronological account of Presley's
incomparable recording output and how it achieved commercial success unrivalled
to this day.
A fresh, highly engaging new biography, this is a book which dispels many
misconceptions about the star's private life, and throws new light on his career.
Presented in four sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of Elvis's life,
and supplemented by a selection of photographs, this should appeal to readers
generally as well as to his many millions of fans throughout the world'.
Release date: February 2001