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ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:19 am

What do you chaps make of this ?


A new FLAMING STAR production:
ELVIS: “The Best of British” – The HMV Years 1956-1958
440 pages hardcover book including 2 CD’s

ELVIS - “THE BEST OF BRITISH” – The HMV Years 1956-1958
Written by Trevor Simpson

This is the story of EVERY song by Elvis released on the British HMV label. It is an eclectic mix of graphic illustrations of the labels, the charts and rare memorabilia through 1956 - 1958.
Thorough research of each song and songwriter has taken many years and provides the definitive history of the music that shook the world, sensationally revealing many previously unknown facts and British connections to Elvis and his music.

The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs, the illustrations connected to the songs, the recordings and the promotion of Elvis by HMV in Britain.

Included, and officially gathered together for the FIRST TIME on two exclusive CDs, is every Elvis track released by HMV. Added to these are bonus songwriter demos and Elvis outtakes to complete the audio story upon which the foundation of the global popular music culture and industry was built.

This is Elvis and the story of the impact of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Great Britain.

ELVIS “THE BEST OF BRITISH” – The HMV Years 1956-1958

CD 1: The HMV Singles (‘A’ and ‘B’ Sides)
1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. I Was The One 3. Blue Suede Shoes 4. Tutti Frutti 5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 6. My Baby Left Me 7. Hound Dog 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. Blue Moon 10. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 11. Love Me Tender 12. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) 13. Mystery Train 14. Love Me 15. Rip It Up 16. Baby Let’s Play House 17. Too Much 18. Playing For Keeps 19. All Shook Up 20. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin 21. Paralyzed 22. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 24. Tryin’ To Get To You 25. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone 26. How Do You Think I Feel 27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (export issue) 28. Heartbreak Hotel (Songwriter Demo*) - Glenn Reeves 29. Paralyzed - (Songwriter Demo) - Otis Blackwell

CD 2: HMV EP & Album Tracks not issued as singles.
1. Let Me 2. Poor Boy 3. We’re Gonna Move 4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 5. Good Rockin’ Tonight 6. Milk Cow Blues 7. Just Because 8. I Got A Woman 9. I’m Counting On You 10. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 11. Money Honey 12. One Sided Love Affair 13. Shake, Rattle And Roll 14. That’s All Right 15. Any Place Is Paradise 16. First In Line 17. How’s The World Treating You 18. Long Tall Sally 19. Old Shep 20. Ready Teddy 21. So Glad You’re Mine 22. I'm Counting On You - (Demo*) Vocal: Lou Dinning 23. Love Me Tender (End Title Version) 24. Let Me (Solo) 25. We're Gonna Move (Take 9 - Stereo) 26. Poor Boy (Stereo) 27. Love Me Tender (Stereo) 28. Love Me Tender (Movie Trailer) 29. The Truth About Me 30. Elvis Says Goodbye.

Next release from FLAMING STAR:

“ELVIS PRESLEY – SUMMER OF ‘61”
April 2013

Following the success of WELCOME HOME ELVIS and FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD, Flaming Star productions will release SUMMER OF ’61 in April of this year. The focus is on the summer months of 1961, with the main focus on the making of the movie FOLLOW THAT DREAM filmed on location in Florida in the months July and August 1961.

The book presents original newspaper articles, new exclusive interviews from the cast, the crew, and local residents, and also details about scenes deleted from the final print. The book includes over 200 stunning unpublished photos taken from the original negatives + a CD (detail about the accompanying disc will be provided as soon as possible).
Update January 29, 2013

Is Flaming Star an off shoot of Follow That Dream ?

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:21 am

your just a wee bit late my friend

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:23 am

That's not unusual :wtf: So is Flaming Star productions an offshoot of Follow That Dream ?

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:40 am

Robt wrote:That's not unusual :wtf: So is Flaming Star productions an offshoot of Follow That Dream ?


they have worked together before as your original post clearly states and everybody here is well aware of it, that`s all. These upcoming releases have also been mentioned elsewhere...

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:45 am

sweetangeline wrote:
Robt wrote:That's not unusual :wtf: So is Flaming Star productions an offshoot of Follow That Dream ?


they have worked together before as your original post clearly states and everybody here is well aware of it, that`s all. These upcoming releases have also been mentioned elsewhere...



Does that really matter ?

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:23 am

Robt wrote:Does that really matter ?


well yeah :roll:

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:40 am

why "well yeah :roll: " :?:

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:48 am

Robt wrote:Is Flaming Star an off shoot of Follow That Dream ?
sweetangeline wrote:they have worked together before as your original post clearly states and everybody here is well aware of it, that`s all. These upcoming releases have also been mentioned elsewhere...


what part of this don`t you understand...I can`t break it down any clearer...as you can see by the number of responses (mine :D ) you already have your answer, on certain projects they work together and quite obviously with the full co-operation of Ernst, holy cow!!

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:59 am

OK I'll put it to you another way. Who's the proprieter of Flaming Star ? My Friend, my first post was merely a copy and paste job :roll:

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:25 am

who cares just enjoy the products :lol:

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:32 am

furthermore if you haven`t figured it out yet, I don`t speak Norwegian :shock:

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:40 am

All sales profits goes towards former HMV store managers.. to make up for them being unemployed due to the recent store closings.

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:53 am

TCB-FAN wrote:All sales profits goes towards former HMV store managers.. to make up for them being unemployed due to the recent store closings.



Should have reached the age of and be entitled to pension by now :)

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:37 pm

I have found this link to ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British) by Trevor Simpson

http://elvisthebestofbritish.co.uk/#/th ... ook-disc1/

The link looks like it is pre-FTD days before they got involved as the screensaver represents the original cover art.

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:58 am

The HMV book arrived this morning. How many people here have bought or intend to buy this?

Re: ELVIS: The HMV Years (aka The Best of British)

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:07 am

Hi there!!. :D :D :D.

The Pirate wrote:The HMV book arrived this morning. How many people here have bought or intend to buy this?


Please tell us how it looks like and is it worth the buy? :wink:. Bye for now :smt006.