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Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Friday, January 12th, 2018

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New HBO documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, should be interesting. Be prepared to see some first-time footage.

No date available in the UK at this time.

This three-hour, two-film presentation focuses on Elvis the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.

The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide, and includes an original musical score composed by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready.

As previously announced by SXSW, Priscilla Presley, David Porter (legendary Memphis music writer and producer), Thom Zimny (director), Jon Landau (producer) and moderator John Jackson (SVP A&R, Sony Music) will discuss the film, the cultural impact of Elvis’ music and how that impact became the embodiment of rock’n’roll at the 2018 SXSW Festival in March. The panel is expected to cover…

* How Elvis found inspiration in black and white gospel music of Tupelo

* His early experience with the great African-American blues and r’n’b of Memphis

* His evolution as an artist with Sam Phillips

* Serving in the U.S. Army in Germany

* The creative highs and lows of his career in the 1960s, culminating in the triumphant ’68 special

* An assessment of Elvis as a performing artist in the early ’70s, featuring a discussion of Jon Landau‘s seminal 1971 review of Elvis in concert

* A discussion of the interviews conducted for the film, including insights into the conversations with Scotty Moore, Red West, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, among others

* Insight into the creation of the film’s score by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

* An inquiry into the artistic and personal struggles that preceded his death in 1977

RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the musical companion to the HBO/Sony Pictures documentary, on Friday, April 6th. It will be available in digital and physical formats.

An HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television; executive producers, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter (chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands Group); producers, Jon Landau and Kary Antholis; directed and produced by Thom Zimny.

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We Made It – Issue 100 Coming Next!!!

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

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We are in the process of mailing out issue #99 to all those subscribers worldwide. We certainly don’t let the grass grow under our feet here at Essential Elvis UK and simultaneously we are also working on our big 100th issue!!!

Since 1993 we have been producing a wonderful publication that is extremely positive and uplifting when it comes to Elvis’ image and legacy. What we produce is a factual look at the life and career of the biggest music icon of all time. Over the years we’ve printed many first-time EXCLUSIVE interviews with those considered to be almost untouchable. Before Facebook and social media we tracked down and chatted to the biggest names in the Elvis story – we even interviewed Lisa Marie!!!

This is our magazine. We write it, we design it, we print it, and we control it. This we have been doing for 100 issues now. With the help and support of a superb team of historians, researchers and writers, we offer the very best when it comes to Elvis publications. I’m very proud to have achieved this for Elvis. His legacy is important to us, and making sure he is remembered positively is our goal.

In addition, we take great pleasure in knowing that our magazine makes you happy. It’s read by thousands of loyal fans each year, and we know you enjoy it. How? The subscription figures speak for themselves. Elvis is still the King, and you want to read about him. So, we make it our job to provide that service in a way that we feel he would have appreciated. We are working on his behalf.

Thank-you so much for supporting us, and for your undying devotion to Elvis Presley. We will do our very best to continue with what we do for as long as we can. Here’s to another 100 copies of the UK’s brightest Elvis Presley publication.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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