August 30 - Son James Burton In Hospital

The family of James Burton posted the following message:

Jeff has suffered a heart attack and is fighting for his life.  He is conscience and heard the doctor talking to him.  We are asking all of our prayer warriors to pray for his heart to get well and that he is fully healed.

We know that God works miracles everyday and we know that He has plans for our son Jeff. Please pray in faith that God will heal Jeff completely. We believe that He can and He will heal Jeff. 

We have the best fans, the best friends and the best prayer warriors in the world and we are coming to you as a family of believers to ask for your continued prayers for our son Jeff. We are so thankful for all that you have done for us in prayer and we ask for your continued prayer support. James and I and the entire family truly appreciate each and every one of you more than you could ever know. And we know that heaven is truly hearing all of our prayers. We will provide updates as they come in. We love you all and we thank you all again and may God bless each and every one of you.  

The Burton Family.

August 29 - Road To Nowhere

Due for release soon from the E.P. Collector importlabel is the CD "Road To Nowhere" containing an audience-recording of the May 21, 1977 show as recorded at the Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY.

From the press-release:
It was the second stop of Elvis’ May 1977 tour and according to Larry Geller, Elvis was in a very bad shape prior the show. Dr. Nick was present in the hotel room, using cold water with ice to make Elvis ready for concert. Listening to this CD, one must say that under those circumstances, Elvis did a remarkably good job! Among the concert highlights are ”That’s All Right“, „You Gave Me A Mountain“ ”Heartbreak Hotel”, ”My Way” and usual show topper “Hurt“. 

The May 21st, 1977 show is previously unreleased in any form and it was never available on the collectors circuit in acceptable sound. The producers have been looking for a good sounding recording for long time. Finally they got a solid sounding tape from an Elvis collector in the USA. The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipack filled with a positive concert review from the local press and a collection of quite decent images taken on May 21st, 1977 in Louisville, KY.

Tracks: 
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. That's All Right - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Jailhouse Rock - 09. medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen / It's Now Or Never (with reprise) - 10. Little Sister - 11. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. My Way - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. Funny How Time Slips Away - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp. 

(Source: FECC)

August 27 - Elvis Charts

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped off the Billboard Album chart from last week’s #79 spot. It dropped from #25 to #62 on the Billboard Album Sales chart, dropped from #8 to #14 on the Billboard Rock Album Chart and from #6 to #15 on the Billboard Country Album chart. 

The CD “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” re-entered the Billboard Album Top 200 at #199.

The “If I Can Dream” CD remained steady at #5 on the Billboard Classical Album chart.

UK Charts


The vinyl version of “Way Down In The Jungle Room” entered the Official UK Vinyl Album chart at #3. 

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #67 to #68 on the Official UK Album chart. 
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” remained steady at #38 on the Official Scottish Album charts. 

European Charts


The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” re-entered the German Album charts at #72.

The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #22 to #26 on the Belgian Album chart. 
The CD “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” dropped from #6 to #7 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
The CD “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” dropped off the Belgian Mid-price Album chart from last week’s #50 position. 
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #86 to #97 on the Dutch Album chart.
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #32 to #71 on the Austrian Album chart. 
The CD “Way Down In The Jungle Room” dropped from #26 to #47 on the Swiss Album chart.
The CD “The Real… Elvis – 60’s Collection” dropped off the Italian Mid-price Album chart from last week’s re-entry at #89.

Australian Chart


The “If I Can dream” CD climbed from #57 to #53 on the Australian Album chart. 


(Source: The King's World / FECC)

August 26 - Elvis Vinyl

Due for release from the Mis label on October 7, 2016 are three transparant vinyl re-issues of "Elvis Presley’s Christmas Album"; Red, Green and Blue. 

Due for release from Friday Music on November 04, 2016 is a transparant gold color vinyl re-issue on 180 Gr. vinyl of “From Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis Tennessee”. It comes as a “40th Anniversary Edition” with a gatefold cover.

Due for release from Friday Music on January 13, 2017 is a transparant gold color vinyl re-issue on 180 Gr. vinyl of “For Lp Fans Only”. It comes with a gatefold cover. 

Due for release from Friday Music on January 13, 2017 is a transparant gold color vinyl re-issue on 180 Gr. vinyl of “Promised Land”. It comes as a limited edition with a gatefold cover. 

(Source: Amazon)

August 25 - The Prince And The King

The bank that manages Prince's estate -- Bremer Trust -- just announced the deal that puts the people who run Graceland in charge of public tours, which are set to begin in October. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, is reportedly on board with the Elvis plan, but sources close to the heirs tell TMZ not everyone in the family agrees. We're told the dissenting family members objected, in part, because Graceland Holdings has previously had financial problems. As it stands, team Elvis would get 50% of revenue generated by Paisley Park tours.

(Source: TMZ)