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Fashion For A King

July 08, 2011 | Book

Fashion For A King, a 500 page book produced by Pal Grandlun for FTD, that focuses on Elvis' stage suits from 1969 on. The book holds several unseen pictures with 'rare' suits and comes with two live CDs from 1974 and 1975. The book/2CD set is available in early August.

Ronaldv wrote on July 08, 2011
Breaking Elvis news! But at this moment the question is: which 2 unreleased shows will be used for this project??
loftmanuk wrote on July 08, 2011
Sounds good, will I be able to afford it.
Dazman wrote on July 09, 2011
Nothing against Pal but I think the subject is a bit flaky for an expensive 500 page book with the 2CD's being the bait here. I think the focus should be on what Elvis did professionally say a write-up on his 70's tours, or the cities or states he most frequently performed in.
Harvey Alexander wrote on July 09, 2011
I agree. I have no interest in the jumpsuits but I want the music. That's all that matters.
Natha wrote on July 09, 2011
Harvey Alexander, I fully second your comment. the Elvis Legacy is his music, not the cloths he wore. I hope to be able to purchase the cds in another way!
blackdiamond wrote on July 09, 2011
I really would like to have these unreleased concerts. Although it is nice to see unpublished photographs, i think i'd do nothing with the book so it get its place on a shelf. Thus this cd/book combination would be too expensive. I think i'll wait when FTD will release these live shows on later releases, which they did with the The Way It Was/Rocking in Texas book/cds
Dazman wrote on July 09, 2011
Hey! do you think that FTD would use the same title when they re-release the 2 CD's after the book gets deleted. I'd like to see them try!
drjohncarpenter0117 wrote on July 09, 2011
FTD have this book/cd project pending as well as 'Spring of 56' book/cd combo due this year but alas the Sun project that Ernst is working on is "still quite a bit away".......seems we are in for a glut of book/cd combo's.What with Sony,FTD and now Venus bringing out these sets i will have to decide if they go into the library or music room.
linda_433234 wrote on July 09, 2011
Oh my,another expensive book about clothes this time? Will there ever be anyone in control who knows what they are doing? This is just plain silly,i dont like the book cd sets,make up your mind ftd are you about the music or everything else? These book are way overpriced,how about a simple digi pack with 2 shows,or heaven forbid a show from on tour.
JerryNodak wrote on July 09, 2011
I have absolutely no interest in these items whatsoever.
Master Fatman wrote on July 11, 2011
Well, I look forward to this one. I liked the other cd/books too especilly 'writing for the King'. But I did skip THWIW - to expenpensive! Anyway I think it's a good idea that FTD is trying to do something different. It's kind of refreshing :-) Let's give it a chance! And Elvis' suits were unike, am I the only one...!! Perhaps the book is better than the two cd-concerts! Thank you, thank you very much.
Jerome wrote on July 11, 2011
I read somewhere that a free cape comes with the first 25 copies..
Harvey Alexander wrote on July 11, 2011
I've just heard that FTD's next project is a book & DVD set about Elvis's pets. It'll be called 'Too Much Monkey Business' and will include rare home movie footage of Scatter. That's how low this label has now sunk. After their great work on the 'Jailhouse Rock' sets and 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man', why are they now catering to the lunatic brigade who think his jumpsuits are as important as his music? The truth is: they don't mean squat. Just gaudy embarrassments that a handful of misguided morons think were works of art.
LarsG wrote on July 11, 2011
I think that Ernst and Roger is really doing a good job with FTD, but with this release I don´t know. Why not release the book about Elvis recordings enclosed with the Complete Masters set as a FTD project instead? The music counts, not the clothes.
dgirl wrote on July 11, 2011
Harvey - very funny, thanks for the laugh! But to wer you seriously, they are doing it because they know there are Elvis fans that will buy every FTD regardless. Many folks on this site have bragged about how they have every FTD release to date and others state how they need catch up when they have the money. Sad indeed, both the fan and the label.
theoldscudder wrote on July 12, 2011
Funny thing is I believe there was a book out a few years ago called Elvis Fashion. Although the fashion end was nothing of consequence, the book had much better artwork & thought than most of the Elvis product. I wish a publisher would release another book (different subject) with the care & artwork given to the above mentioned book.
lacke lee wrote on July 24, 2011
this is a must have. afterall i collect on the ftd cd/books. but i never felt that much for the lp relese. i just cant get enough of elvis music or books. long live the king