Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The King lives on

Nearly 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley continues to sell records by the bucket load. The latest album, If I Can Dream, released for the pre-Christmas market, quickly reached the number one spot
in the UK charts and is still at number two (behind the dull offering from Adele) after nine weeks. The album features a selection of Elvis's more mainstream songs with new backing by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and some input by Michael Buble among others. Tracks include Burning Love, Love Me Tender, It's Now Or Never, In The Ghetto as well as the title track. Needless to say, I won't be dashing out to buy it, but it is testimony to the lasting appeal of The King.
Meanwhile, tomorrow, on the 81st anniversary of Elvis's birth, a company called Invaluable, based in Boston, will be auctioning some Elvis memorabilia at Graceland which is expected to sell for big money. Items include the stage-used guitar from the 1973 Aloha From Hawaii concert, which is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000, a hand-written letter from his US Army period in Germany ($30,000 to $50,000). and a complete concert film from the Memorial Auditorium Show in Buffalo, NY, on April 5, 1972 ($25,000 to $35,000).
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At 1:40 pm , Anonymous Dick Taylor said...

I have always been an Elvis fan and appreciate his vocal range and adaptability to various genres of music. The latest offing is again a money spinner for the corporate wheel of the King and its shareholders. Would I buy the CD at full market price? NO, but am happy to download for £1.22! After much listening I surmise that the album comprises of some odd track choice and is only worthy of the aforementioned lesser price tag.

At 7:49 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Under a fiver at Amazon !
I agree with Dick, but I wouldn't even download it.


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