A Quick Look at ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER Soundtrack

Just a couple of shots of the beautifully packaged soundtrack to the upcoming HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher. This is the 3-CD version. 1-CD and vinyl versions are also available. The soundtrack hit stores yesterday. I threw a standard-sized CD case in there for size comparison (The Great Performances). I’m not opening this until…

Take a Ride on the Mystery Train with Updated A BOY FROM TUPELO

One of the best Elvis Presley stories in recent memory was an audio collector’s July 2012 discovery of a live recording of “I Forgot To Remember To Forget.” Not realizing the rarity of what he had found, the collector posted the 1955 Louisiana Hayride radio show segment on YouTube as a curiosity piece. Once Elvis…

Way Down In The Jungle Room

Which “Jungle Room” Elvis CD Should You Buy?

[Side Note: Introducing the new look of Pastimescapes, which now leverages the Expound theme. Look for more tweaks in the coming days.] Memphis. When it comes to Elvis Presley, there is something magical about the music he created in his adopted hometown. That magic is tangible, no matter if we are talking about his early SUN sides…

IF I CAN DREAM Promises yet Another Elvis Illusion

Released last week, the If I Can Dream CD includes a sticker on its cover touting: ELVIS IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW ALBUM! Newly Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra I wish that were so. Instead, If I Can Dream, of course, features familiar Elvis Presley vocals placed against new audio backdrops supplied by…