Answering Machine Message False

The promotional blurb for the recent FTD book 'Best Of British – The RCA Years 1957-1958' noted in part, "This is Elvis, with the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. The CD included with this book features many first-time officially released Elvis tracks. Here, amongst his classic songs, are the songwriters’ demo recordings as Elvis first heard them, plus the message he recorded on his home answer machine!"
Unfortunately it has now been revealed that Elvis' answering-machine message is a fake, edited together from The Truth About Me interview outtakes of August 22 1956. It isn't an answer phone message at all!.

Of course the book, by Trevor Simpson, is a marvellous examination of the period and that the CD is only a bonus however this has to be a major slip-up, albeit only 16 seconds long. It has also been round for long enough for keen Elvis fans to know that it was only a fake. It starts "Hi, this is Elvis Presley" in exactly the same way as the Truth About Me.

Of course it might be OK to add it as a Bonus "joke" track but to promote it as the real deal is misleading at the very least.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Oct 2, 2014 

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2014report abuse
Another mistake - "The HMV Years" is printed on the CD instead of "The RCA Years".
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2014report abuse
I heard on the next FTD will be a new title called: Do The Clambake In A House That Has Everything". No further info given :-) lol
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2014report abuse
I would expect something like this from the bootleggers. But never from FTD and/or Sony. Dohh!

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