Friday, August 8, 2008

Elvis Presley, Inside Love Me Tender -NEW Book Release

Elvis Unlimited Productions

2008-08-08 - Elvis Unlimited Productions has just released Inside Love Me Tender. A complete box set with a full color book, a DVD, vinyl record and many extras. Author Megan Murphy documents Elvis Presley's first film, Love Me Tender in this limited edition box set.

Elvis Unlimited's latest box set from the "Inside" series has now been released. This is their fifth release in the "Inside" Series.

"Inside Love Me Tender" is a deluxe box set that contains a high quality book, dvd, postcard, vinyl single and a certificate from the limited edition printing of 2000 copies.

The book is a 152 page full color book featuring many unknown stories about Elvis' first movie, many rare and unpublished pictures of Elvis during the filming, at the photo sessions, in the recording studio, and at various meetings that were held during the filming.

The "Inside Love Me Tender" book also contains a lot of beautiful memorabilia from all over the world. The very informative book has been written by Megan Murphy. And the foreword is written by Ger Rijff.

The DVD contains some super rare footage from the movie set and of course the original movie trailer. The special 45 RPM vinyl single is a replica of the original, The Truth About Me single which was recorded on the Love Me Tender set.

Other "Inside" releases from Elvis Unlimited and Megan Murphy include Inside G I Blues, Inside Roustabout, Elvis Is Back!, and Inside Graceland. For more information on these releases, please visit their web site at

Megan Murphy
Phone: 458-642-9696

Guns N' Roses reissue

Universal Music will re-release Guns N' Roses' classic debut album "Appetite For Destruction" on vinyl. The LP is due on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 and the cover features the controversial original artwork by Robert Williams.

Already a legend in its own meagre lifetime, this startling debut shrouded itself in controversy, from its original Robert Williams artwork to Axl Rose's unblinking accounts of L.A.'s underbelly. This mawkish storytelling, combined with a brattish collective swagger and a surprisingly mature approach to their songs, guaranteed Guns N' Roses a speedy notoriety that was to serve their legend brilliantly. From the laconic "Paradise City" to the achingly beautiful "Sweet Child O' Mine", or the furious "Welcome To The Jungle", the record brims with a brutal integrity. An album they could never surpass even if they had stayed together.

120-gram vinyl LP pressing of their genre-defining debut full-length album, originally released in 1987. The LP cover features the controversial original artwork.

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Elvis demoted in new Billboard historic chart

By Dean Goodman

Thu Aug 7, 4:00 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Poor Elvis. Random sightings of the King of Rock 'n' Roll have tapered off in recent years, and now he has mysteriously disappeared from the upper echelons of a new list that ranks the artists with the most No. 1 hits on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Until April, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey tied at No. 2 on Billboard's list of the top acts of the rock era with 17 No. 1 tunes each, behind the Beatles with 20.

But then Carey took sole possession of the silver medal when her single "Touch My Body" hit the top spot. That should still make Presley No. 3, but not according to Billboard which has demoted him to No. 14 with seven No. 1 hits, a ranking he now shares with Phil Collins.

The music publication, which has a news distribution arrangement with Reuters, is rolling out a series of charts to mark the 50th anniversary of its Hot 100 singles chart. The problem for Presley fans is that 10 of his chart-toppers predated the August 4, 1958, birth of the Hot 100.

From November 12, 1955, it was known as the Top 100, the first all-encompassing chart determined by radio play, retail sales and juke box usage.

In those 141 weeks before Billboard debuted the Hot 100 name to differentiate it from copycats, Presley ruled the chart for 57 weeks, according to Billboard. He never regained his commercial or creative momentum after he was inducted into the U.S. Army in March, 1958, according to some fans.

Billboard's director of charts, Geoff Mayfield, defended the chart as still relevant despite the fact it ignores the heyday of the first real rock 'n' roll star.

"We are not pretending that the observation of the chart's 50th anniversary is anything more than a look at those 50 specific years," he wrote in an email.

"We take great care to couch comparisons of younger artists' Hot 100 feats to those of Elvis, by informing readers that his chart feats predated the Hot 100's launch."

Upcoming specialty Billboard rankings will include the biggest one-hit wonders ever and the No. 1 songs of every year since 1958. The series culminates on September 10 with what it bills as the first ranking of the Hot 100 songs of all time.

Just don't expect to see "Heartbreak Hotel" or "Hound Dog" on the list.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)