Tag: Elvis Presley

Comeback ’68 / Elvis: The Story of the Elvis Special (Meteor 17)

A fascinating and delightful picture book examines one of Elvis Presley’s career high points from the man who made it happen. It’s an enjoyable and fresh look into a well-told story.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO Films)

What promised to be a definitive documentary on one of America’s greatest musical performers instead offers three hours of sanitized observations on a complicated man who deserves better.

Various Artists: Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present State Of The Union: The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (Ace Records)

This absolutely essential compilation from musicologists and Saint Etienne masterminds Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs offers a very rare glimpse into how older, mainstream American pop musicians addressed the changing times of the Richard Nixon/Vietnam war era.

Song Of The Day: Glen Campbell, “All I Needed Was The Rain”

Taken from the UMe release, Sings For The King,

Elvis Presley’s Great Lost Sides

In honor of The King, we take a listen to a handful of obscure gems from the final decade of his life.

Elvis Presley: Way Down In The Jungle Room (Legacy)

Elvis Presley’s final recording sessions took place at his legendary mansion, Graceland, in a last-ditch effort to get the bored King of Rock and Roll to record new material. Unsurprisingly, the results are mixed–with a few gems mixed in with the dreck.

The Death And Resurrection of Elvis Presley (Reaktion Books)

In death, Elvis Presley lives on. This informative book examines Presley’s postmortem career, as well as gives an overview of the social and spiritual aspects that exist within the context of his career.

3AM Eternal: Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)

The King is dead…long live The King!

Elvis Presley: Today (RCA/Legacy Recordings)

Unsurprisingly, Elvis Presley’s 1975 album Trouble wasn’t a particularly good album, but this 40th anniversary edition provides an insight into one of the more notorious Presley stories.

3AM Eternal: The Stamps Quartet “Just A Closer Walk With Thee/Old Brother Noah”

A fine live performance from one of the most important–and longest running–gospel quartet of our time.