Warner Bros "Discover" New Song?

It looks as if Warner Bros (Benelux) has a way of messing a perfectly good release plan up. Earlier on, Warner Bros launched the DVD campaign by advertising that Elvis has sold over “one million records worldwide”, and that massive quantities of drugs were found in Elvis’s body after he passed away. Even on the official WB/Elvis site, Elvis's last name is misspelled. But if you thought that we’ve seen it all by now, think again. This time, Warner Bros can’t even get the track listing for their own Elvis DVD’s right. All of a sudden, the new release of “Girl Happy” contains an extra track: “Good News”. Good news it is, and we can’t wait to see/hear the unknown song… Or is it another mistake?
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jul 26, 2007 
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Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2007report abuse
The song is apparently "I Got News for You" sung by Nita Talbot. It wasn't highlighted in the original release so it seems like a new song that nobody knows about. The important thing is that these Elvis movies are on DVD. That is the real story here. These "experts" types are full of it anyway. I mean Marily Monroe was a drug addict committed suicide (it says so on ger death certificate and was the worst actor in the history of the universe) and yet these experts dig into Elvis. Hello. Lenny Bruce was a messed up drugged out psychopath with cocaine needles sticking out of his butt and everywhere else. He was the King Whacko and Psycho, the Original Psycho. And yet...the experts say he was the King of laughs and was OK. A drugged out whacko. So just sit back and enjoy these Elvis DVDs whule Albert Gldman burns in hell. Lova ya, Al!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2007report abuse
Lord Almighty!! For years fans have been asking for certain films that weren't available on DVD to be made available. Now they have been and do I hear thank you? No all I hear are more complaints from the FAN(actics) about the cover art and ever worse, the liner notes!! The people writing this stuff weren't even born when Elvis died. Mistakes happen every day. Not just on Elvis boxes. BTW: There WERE a number of drugs found in our boy's system on the day of his demise. Certainly enough to be a contributing factor in his death. To my knowlege all of Elvis' films with the exception of EOT will now be available on DVD. I intend to sit back and enjoy them. Some more than others, of course. About the other stuff? "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Oops! wrong movie.
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
I am anxiously awaiting these releases on Warner Brothers. I don't 'watch' the box, I watch the movie and it will be wonderful having these titles on dvd. 'Girl Happy' is one I remember fondly. I'm interested in the sound too. Some earlier releases (not necessarily 'Girl Happy') had some of the soundtrack songs in stereo. Hope the new ones do too! We need to quit complaining and start enjoying the things that made Elvis special to us: his music and his movies.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
Warner brothers is not giving you anything, your paying for it. and if you need to waste your money on an inferior product go to it, I think I'll order green acres and get some laughs
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
What the hell is going on here. "This stuff is not worthy of release" What on earth does that mean? First off, WB has obviously put in a lot of work here to give us exactly what we've been demanding for years now, namely the Elvis movies that haven't been on DVD previously. Second, The artwork has obviously been designed to look like a matching set and personally I find them very attractive. Thirdly, WB has not made an error in that "Good News" IS a song in the film and as such can be named on in the blurb and in fact, should be. For Christ's sake stop griping, moaning and generally putting down these DVD releases before we even get them. If I'd put in all the time and effort to get these films released at last, then read some of the comments here, I'd say "F..k it, let's not bother releasing them then, these fans don't want them!"
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
This whole set is one big joke after another, just a rush job with mistake after mistake, covers that look 50% alike mis information i agree with what mystery rider has been saying all along. the stuff is not worthy of release. I will say the proof readers need to go back to school to learn how to read the designers need to learn something because there is nothing here to make you want to buy this stuff. re=release after re=release. and it will come back at Elvis 75 in 2 years for the diamond celebration
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
It´s simple company politics Jerry, not conspiracy. You got 2 options as I see it, -The reason for errors and at the same time badmouthing Elvis in a campain is that they are either complete amateurs, or as Rejane said they simply dont care enough (!) Now, the reason they dont care, would in my opinion mainly be becasue Elvis is not their boy/artist. Several fans has reacted to the contradicton in terms of marketing in this campain, if you wanna keep playing the violin, or bend over Jerry that´s fine, but dont ask me to get a grip on reality when I find it repulsive when a company like WB feels that they have to inform people that "massive quantities of drugs were found in Elvis´body".
Miss Clawdy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
You're right, JerryNodak... and there is only a very few, that don't reach for the gold that Elvis is still making 30 years after he left, just by his name and reputation. I guess it will take another 100 years to tell the industrie, press and media, that we don't give a toss about "drug-stories" and fiction. It doesn't seem to be enough to just simply love Elvis. I doubt, that only lies, exaggereation, spite and hatred is selling Elvis. That's why some of us don't buy books like "Elvis-We Love You Tender" or filth like that. Real Elvis lovers don't need to be reminded 30 years or more, that Elvis was a lonely man with more talent in his little finger than anyone else who followed. It is interesting to see that Elvis fans kept loving him, no matter what rubbish was dumped on him. And he thought, he would be forgotten after "What Happened..."! No way, Elvis: WE KNOW YOU ARE THE BEST!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
Jesper: So you're suggesting what? A conspiracy? Get a grip on reality. Companies selling Elvis products are interested in only one thing, making money. They have no interest in Elvis beyond that.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
calm down everyone good news is a song done by the stripper and shelly frabres in the movie. they include the entire song selection ion the back of that im assuming and quite frankly i say they did a good job doing that. shelly frabres is a damn good singer in her own right so get your panties unbunched up and lay off jeesh. now is they screwed the title of the movie up from girl happy to boy happy then id be agitated.
Rejane (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2007report abuse
Sounds just like the Elvis Encyclopedia which was "written" by one of the Stanley brothers and had quite a few errors regarding Elvis pictures from movies, ect. I read the book and it was like that picture is NOT from the movie you are saying it's from, ect. And that Stanley brother lived with him during those years! They just don't care, give them the quick buck and a clear path to the bank!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Jesper, you're right about the whole campaign !! Who the hell is responsible for this ? One a..- h... or a bunch of complete idiots ? Can someone mail me the correct e-mailaddress of WB ? And which WB is responsible for those releases , EU, USA, or just one country ?
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Aarons, you actually thought 'memphis' was serious? oh dear.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
It´s not just the regular misprinting or misspelling of Elvis´s last name on movie boxes Jerry, -It´s the whole campain that seem too incongruous to be coincidental.
Aarons (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
memphis06 you are taking the mick, ' "Good News" is actually a song Elvis recorded in 1978' you know and everybody else knows that Elvis died in 1977 or were you taking the mick out of Warner Bros.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Mis-information is printed on movies boxes all the time. Just because it's Elvis, that makes it news? Big deal!!
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Judging from what seems as deliberate "screwups" from Warner, I´d say they might wish Elvis sang a song called "Good Jews" ;) Cause one thing is certain, everything about their package would be 100% flawless then. It´s no secret that this company is envious of Elvis´success. No matter how much money Warner will make from his films, he´s not their boy. That´s the irony in what I belive is the cause to this(!)
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
I think we should tell WB that the song was recorded at a 1978 session, they'll probably print that as well! Seriously, mistakes like this show an extreme lack of respect Elvis' legacy.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
The song "Good News" apparently is the title to the song sung by Nita Talbot in the movie "Girl Happy." The scene is where Nita Talbot is on stage wearing a dress made of newspaper. A drunk Shelly Fabares joins in and sings a few lines. I haven't watched this scene in a long time, but I remember lines like "come and get it, it's hot off the press." It's a stripper's song. I'm sure Elvis did not record a version of the song, but he wasn't the only star in "Girl Happy" and the mention of this song on the DVD case is no different than mentioning "My Rival" and "Appreciation" by Ann Margaret in "Viva Las Vegas." Sorry, but I'm afraid Warner has not discovered a new Elvis' song.
elvis-finland (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Well, in Finland Warner Bros. advertised Elvis as the best selling artist with over one billion sold records, and also included other facts about Elvis career. So here we either have Elvis fans in the Warner Bros or just people who make their work right, unlike in Warner Bros. USA :/
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Man are they inept. I almost feel like boycotting these releases. They are so uninterested and disrespectful of their subject it seems ridiculous giving them my money!
memphis06 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
The song "Good news" is actually a song that Elvis recorded in 1978. But good to hear they will include this song on the Girl Happy DVD ;-)
Joe Carr (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2007report abuse
Does anybody at Warner Brothers have a clue? How about getting somebody who actually is aware of what Elvis accomplished or at least knows how to get their facts straight, do the writeup.

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