Tag: Elvis Presley
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.
Taken from the UMe release, Sings For The King,
In honor of The King, we take a listen to a handful of obscure gems from the final decade of his life.
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.
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.
The King is dead…long live The King!
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.
A fine live performance from one of the most important–and longest running–gospel quartet of our time.
Is Elvis dead? Was he an alien? Was he a government informant? This book sheds light on the numerous conspiracies around the late, great King of Rock & Roll.