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Cover Art Elvis Is Back

April 12, 2007 | Book
Here is the cover art of the upcoming Elvis Unlimited release "Elvis Is Back" which is due for release May 2007.


The next book from Elvis Unlimited will be titled Elvis Is Back. It will be made like the two “Inside” boxes. The book will be thicker and the DVD will be much longer than in the two previous boxes.

Elvis Is Back will be about Elvis’ return to the music scene in 1960. This year was a bittersweet one for Elvis. He was being discharged from the Army. Music had changed in two years and he was a little insecure about his music career. Yet he enters the sessions with such ambition and determination. He delivers a new mature diverse voice. “It's Now Or Never” and “Surrender” are truly challenging for Elvis. He proofs himself to be a truly talented singer and not just a flash in the pan. These recording sessions will forever stand out in Elvis’ history.

It’s almost as if Elvis hit the ground running upon his return. The Colonel had been busy preparing for Elvis' return for a very long time. Not only were the recording sessions lined up, an appearance on the ABC televised Frank Sinatra Special and the filming for “G.I. Blues” were immediately following.

His appearance on the Sinatra Special is warmly received by the public. Elvis innocently steals the show from Sinatra. Yet the repertoire between the two performers is very apparent. “G.I. Blues” is a very successful film for Elvis although Elvis hates being in uniform again.

During this year, Elvis is also experiencing many changes in his personal life. Elvis has met Priscilla while in Germany. But he returns to his long time girlfriend Anita Wood. They continue their relationship where it left off before Elvis left for Germany. Vernon marries Dee, which is hard on Elvis because of the loss of his mother. Elvis also brings many of his friends from Germany home and the Memphis Mafia is formed.

But still the most important thing during the year 1960 is the amazing recording sessions. We have two incredible albums from this year, “Elvis Is Back” and “His Hand In Mine.” Elvis truly proves his ability as a performer. He conquers every challenge he is faced with and proves Elvis is back!

Elvis Is Back will present many never before seen pictures from this period. There will even be some very interesting ones from the filming of G.I. Blues. Those were not used in the Inside G.I. Blues book.
Source:Elvis Unlimited
JerryNodak wrote on April 12, 2007
I agree it's a better cover photo than the original EIB cover, but I never once bought an album for its cover. As for the book itself: Who buys (or has time to read all these books?) I haven't bought an Elvis book since the Jogerson/Guralnick collaboration. baggypants: Whether this book is more interesting than one dedicated to one of his movies is up to each reader to decide. Just out of curiosity, have you read any of the movie books or you just generally scornful of anything that revolves around the "60s movie years?
Steve V wrote on April 13, 2007
I believe 1960 was Elvis' absolute peak as an artist. Just being released from the Army, he had a renewed vision on his career like never before (except possibly 1968-9), but I liked his voice better in 1960. I will buy this book before any inside movie book for sure. We cant play the DVDs in the USA however. Slightly disappointing. Yes - nice cover! Maybe they will show all the photos from this shoot in the book.
PaulFromFrance wrote on April 13, 2007
A friend of mine who disliked Elvis always said his best year was 1959. :-) Well... in 1960, at his return, he was at his peak. The press conference he gave in Vernon's doffice is the best one ever. He was charming and polished after his stay in Germany and it shows once more how much he wasted his life and career in never travelling abroad, after the army time. About his voice... well... it was a wonder from 1960 to 1963 (even if the 1958 June sessions were among the best ever recorded).
JerryNodak wrote on April 13, 2007
baggy: I know what his name is. Unfortunately I'm not an expert typist. And I did a sloppy/hurried job of proof reading what I typed. My apologies to Mr. Jorgenson.
Jerome wrote on April 14, 2007
In Sweden it's Jorgenson, so Mr. Nodak is right after all..
JimmyCool wrote on April 14, 2007
I don't care how to spell his name, as long as he keeps doing a good job. Mr. Jorgenstein.
JerryNodak wrote on April 16, 2007
I'm a looooooooong way from Denmark.