EPE released a press-release on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Elvis first recording “That’s All Right Mama”. Part of the celebrations are various releases.
First up is the release on March 23, BMG/RCA of “Elvis Ultimate Gospel”. This single disc CD will contain the greatest hits from Elvis’ extensive gospel recordings. Also in June, shortly before the 50th anniversary of That’s All Right, BMG/RCA will release “Elvis at Sun”, a new, comprehensive collection of Elvis Presley’s Sun Records recordings. Yesterday the follow up to "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" and "Elvis 2nd To None", titled "Anthology" was also announced.
In the summer, likely late June, EPE will release its highly anticipated, new comprehensive DVD collections of the material from Elvis Presley’s 1968 television special Elvis and his 1973 television special Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite. Both sets are to be distributed globally by BMG. Content details will be announced soon on the official Elvis site. Both DVD sets will contain all the previously released material plus previously unreleased material all specially presented in newly re-edited and re-mastered form. In the case of the 1968 special, so much footage was shot from which to assemble the original TV show that the previously unreleased component of the ’68 TV special DVD will be particularly significant.
The 50th Anniversary year will crescendo with an as yet untitled, new Elvis network special in development for airing in the fourth quarter. EPE is the owner and executive producer of this project, which will be produced by the acclaimed David Saltz. A more detailed announcement on this project will be forthcoming.