Also due for re-issue is Elvis Presley’s first personal recording of “My Happiness”, which was recently bought at the second Graceland Auction by the White Stripes frontman Jack White for $300,000, on his Third Man Records label.
The label and store in Nashville owned by rocker Jack White, said it would release Elvis Presley's rare first single -- "My Happiness," a version of a popular 20th century US song, with the B-side "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
The record label said that it has done its utmost to preserve the feel of the original 1953 recording, including packaging it in a plain sleeve with a typewritten label as was then the fashion.
"The audio will be as clean as modern technology can make it without losing the feeling and soul that makes these two songs both haunting and breathtaking," the label said. The 10-inch, 78-rpm record will be sold in a limited edition at the Nashville store on Record Store Day. The label said it would release the single widely later this year in a seven-inch, 45-rpm version.
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The 10 CD set "ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS! - The Ultimate Collection of Elvis Presley" was released. Disc 1: Top 20 Hits 1 (1956-59) Disc 2: Top 20 Hits 2 (1960-65) Disc 3: Top 20 Hits 3 (1966-77) Disc 4: Rockin' Elvis 1 Disc 5: Rockin' Elvis 2 Disc 6: Pop'n Sweet Disc 7: Elvis in Screen Disc 8: Exotic Elvis Disc 9: Sings Singer-Songwriters Disc10: Heartfelt Ballads
The UK based Vee-Tone Records released the 12 Inch album “Love Me”, containing the UK HMV singles from the years 1956 to 1957 on pink and black vinyl. Both limited to 500 copies. Golden
Elvis Files publisher Erik Lorentzen announced some new book titles for 2015 and 2016. Firstly the news that the final volume of "The Elvis Files" series of books has had to be split into two, due to the fact that Elvis was so busy touring during his last years. There are so many stunning photos available - so it was just not possible to do justice to Presley's final four years in just one volume.
The first book 'The Elvis Files Vol. 7 1974-1975' is planned for August 2015 publication. 'The Elvis Files Vol. 8 1976-1977' is planned for Spring 2016.
Also another new book underway, "Greater Than Ever - A Touch Of Gold Lame" an in-depth look at Elvis tours of 1957. Here is a preview.
(Source: Record Store Day / Third Man Records / Wild Honey Records / Elvis Information Network)