For our last quickpoll we wanted to know your expectations on the upcoming "Tupelo's Own" release. We asked you if you thought it could be an essential release. From the 228 voters 78 percent thought it could be an essential Elvis release, 22% had a different opinion or did not want to make a choice before actually having this set in their hands. We expect to review this set any day, and keep an eye on our quizzes, you might just see it pop up there too :-)
For our new poll we want your opinion on Elvis Presley Enterprises' merchandising policy. As most fans know by now, EPE agreed to host an international Impersonators Contest. That ‘news’ was not really what most fans were waiting for, to put it mildly. But EPE is taking things another step down the line, by releasing this a karaoke DVD set. Baseline of the publicity campaign is: “Have Elvis in your living room!”. The instrumental tracks however, are poor quality and don’t do the original songs justice. Further more, most ‘tracks’ have vocals to it, provided by an Elvis sound-alike. Although Elvis’s picture graces the cover of the box set, the King’s voice is not on the discs. Did EPE reach a new depth on the Merchandising front with the "Elvis" Karaoke set? We’ll let you be the judge.