Vinyl Elvis: ELVIS SINGS HITS FROM HIS MOVIES, VOLUME 1 (1972)

Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1 Label: RCA Camden [Reissue: Pickwick] Catalog Number: CAS-2567 Recorded: 1962-1967 | Hollywood, CA; Nashville, TN Released: 1972 [Reissue: 1975/1980] A glance by an unknowing fan at the front cover of Elvis Presley’s Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1 (above), might lead her or him to…

Vinyl Elvis: 1977’s MOODY BLUE Closes a Lonely Journey

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the July 19, 1977, release of Moody Blue, an album that turned out to be the last Elvis Presley record before his death four weeks later. Moody Blue Label: RCA Catalog Number: AFL1-2428 Recorded: 1974-1977 | Memphis, TN; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan Released: 1977 Ranked: #7 in Pastimescape’s…

Elvis: It’s Only Live

I thought it might be interesting to start a list of live Elvis Presley songs officially released for which no formal studio recordings are available. It turned out longer than I expected – over 50 songs so far, and that is not including any that I might have missed. Hearts Of Stone Tweedlee Dee Little…

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…