For those of you that like Elvis' early years, there is a reat new booklet with a CD titled "Elvis: In The Eye Of The Storm". It focuses on the years 1953 - 1956, and it contains dozens of newspaper and magazine clippings from those years, the majority of which has never been reproduced since their original publication. This includes reviews, articles, magazine covers and advertisements ("A Red Hot Star is born on RCA Victor Records!").
The booklet also contains revealing interviews with Elvis' musicians Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana, memories of fans who saw Elvis on stage in 1954 - '55, and rare EP covers from Europe. The icing on the cake are many rare Elvis pics, both color and b&w. Some of the highlights are a section on Audubon Drive (which contains many unpublished private pics), and a couple of color pics from the Elvis and Ed Sullivan press-conference.
The enclosed CD contains several rare interviews from 1955 and '56, including, for the first time, the complete unedited 'TV Guide' interview from August 1956 - 28+ minutes!! This complete interview is fascinating to listen to, and it's quite clear that Elvis is getting increasingly annoyed with the questions!
Also included are 10 Elvis mystery tracks from the Sun years, including 'Little Mama', 'Satisfied', 'We're Getting Closer To Being Apart', 'Uncle Pen' and 'Icecold Love'. These tracks were recorded by Number Nine from London. All tracks were recorded on original Valve equipment from the fifties, and the band spent a great deal of effort trying to figure out how Elvis would have performed these titles.
Both the booklet and the CD have been designed by Geert Hof, who is known by many fans because of his designs and his Solid Gold Elvis website.