Poll Results And New Poll Question

In our last poll we asked you if you thought the re-release of "Heartbreak Hotel" will be a hit again in 2006. From the 237 fans who reacted, a clear 75 percent expects the single to become a hit again. 25 percent doesn't. For or new poll we want to make the question a big bigger. Do you expect 2006 to become a great Elvis year?
Updated: Dec 21, 2005 

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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 25, 2005report abuse
It's likely to be a hit in Europe. But in the USA I'm afraid it will go largely unoticed.
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
Yes Ok i do agree that the way BMG is treating the classic Elvis catalogue is a disgrace. No other major artists music is in such a mess. They should remaster and re release all the classic albums rather than the endless compilations. But I was just popinting out that 2005 was a great year for Elvis in terms of public recognition and publicity. Whereas in previous years you would be lucky to hear his name mentioned once, this year he has been everywhere. The Elvis legend is thus not dead at all. But you are right that it is a shame EPE and BMG keep concentrating on gimmicks instead of the mans real work.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
from what i see, i have to agree a little with what santa claus is saying, but at the same time i also see what bray1977 is also saying. the problem with elvis's records disappearing is RCA doesn't keep the stuff in print here in the states why? who knows. elvis was and still is the biggest thing that has ever happened to that label, not knocking all the other artists who were or still are with RCA cos' there have been other great artists on the label over the years, but elvis put..RCA on the map. so one would think that they would issue all of elvis's albums and leave them in print instead of having to buy them as imports which means you're gonna spend more money. thus buy doing this, it would always leave the door open for new fans to buy elvis's music anytime they wanted which also means elvis's music would always continue to sell. i mean face it, it's hard to buy something, if it's not available to buy, and i can never understand why RCA does this.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2005report abuse
Yes bray1977, I see what you mean. But I like to see and hear the man himself. I don't care about "Stars" paying tribute. If you could choose for the 70. anniversary: A star talking about Elvis or another "Today, Tomorrow And Forever" Boxed-set. What would you choose?
Nice success they had with "Elvis By The Presleys". But it's hours of blablabla. It has been produced great. No question. But for me as a fan, what has it? It has the same homemovies Joe Esposito used decades ago in his video. The Karatemovie has been edited down to a few minutes (Remember: Other movies have 3 Bonus-DVDs nowadays) and the stories are "Oh we had a good time and you can also watch me eating on Christmas and Elvis was totally astonished when I told him I want the divorce". Whow this is all I've been waiting for and I never knew before. The success is basicly because the fans bought the stuff and it's also a little mainstream product. But didn't you wish for " little less conversation and a little more action" in a movie produced by the Presleys themself?

I never see what I get. I only see what could have been. There has been a change in 2005. The classic albums almost disappeared from our cities record-stores. 5 years ago I needed 15 minutes to get through the Elvis case. Now it's 8 "Greatest Hits" and two gospel CDs and you're done. These are the things you see when you are NOT under the rock bray1977. And I could go on until tomorrow. And with Ernst's announcement "We don't have too many takes left for release" 2006 will surely become a great Elvis-year for all of us.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2005report abuse
I don't understand the question. Why would Elvisnews wants to know this? Great polls btw ;-)
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2005report abuse
And I forgot to mention that the Elv1s Cd has just been certified 4X platinum. And that Elvis - The Concert toured sell out venues all over Europe in the spring. For an artist who died 28 years ago Elvis could hardly achieve more if he rose from the grave.
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2005report abuse
Santa Claus have you been under a rock for 2005? I cant believe your last sentance. In the uk Elvis had 18 top 5 hits including 3 number ones. Elvis By The Presleys went to number 1 in charts all over the world for books, DVDs and CDs. FTD released lots of great CDs. EBTP was shown on prime time TV in many countries and got huge audience share. Artists from Robbie Williams to Kte Bush have paid tribute to Elvis. He is NOT dead.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2005report abuse
What shall I look forward to? There was nothing on his 70. anniversary. So, what should they have in the can for an unimportant 71. anniversary? After such a poor anniversary year it's clear for me: Elvis is finally dead!

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