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- UPDATED: OCTOBER 8, 2018-
- NEW BOOTLEG BOOK!-

BOOTLEG ELVIS

TITLE FROM COVER TO VINYL -
THE ARTISTRY OF ELVIS BOOTLEGS BOOK VOL. 1
AUTHOR TBA
COUNTRY SWITZERLAND
RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 2018
PAGES 300+ (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $250
COMMENTS NOTE: ONLY 750 BOOKS WILL BE PRINTED!!!
When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the BOOTLEG BIBLE. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums. So it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas BOOTLEG ELVIS mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition titled "From Cover to Vinyl"- The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs" chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, we decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation. There will be TWO volumes. In the first, every known bootleg 7" and 10" records will be noted on 300+ pages, with more than 1,600 color pictures, cross-references to BOOTLEG ELVIS, and totaling perhaps 400 titles in all! The second volume will cover all the wonderful 12" releases and is planned for an early 2019 release.
In BOOTLEG ELVIS, some of the original bootleggers (LIKE ME) were given space to recount the ins and outs of making their releases a reality. This time we allow the FBI some equal time and let you see THEIR side of the story. We were able to lay our hands ona massive collection of FBI files regarding the Presley bootleg industry and we will share the best of that material for the first time ever in this book! For example, in the first volume we will show how the FBI prepared for the infamous AUgust 14, 1980 bootleg raid in Memphis...it soon became known as BLACK THURSDAY.
Please click on the photo for a large photo of the cover and some of the pages!.

italy

TITLE THE COMPLETE ITALIAN ELVIS VINYL DISCOGRAPHY
AUTHOR MAURIZIO MAIOTTI & AUGUSTO MORINI
PUBLISHER MAURIZIO MAIOTTI & AUGUSTO MORINI
COUNTRY ITALY
PAGES ALMOST 300 (SOFTBOUND)
PRICE $499.95
COMMENTS - INCREDIBLE approximately 10" x 11" almost 300 pages with FULL COLOR pictures and a gorgeous layout! BEAUTIFUL HIGH QUALITY PAPER, etc etc! It's a MUST for Elvis collectors!
- This long out of print MONSTER of a book without question is the BEST book ever published on any country's individual vinyl releases. Nothing I've seen in 44 years has rivaled it. If you're a collector of worldwide releases on Elvis this is a MUST as it has everything a REAL collector would want - information on ALL label variations, all cover variations, etc etc with pictures IN COLOR of everything! I just wish every country could publish something even close to this for their own vinyl Elvis discography.
- BUT that's not all it contains! It also shows pictures, etc of all Italian 8 tracks; movie lobby cards; magazines, special Italian photos, postcards, video tapes, RCA ITALIANA catalogs, books; all kinds of memorabilia, etc - all from Italy. I have no idea whose collection (s) these came from but it is INCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE!!!
- Written in both English and Italian!- This is NOT an inexpensive book. And it is heavy
- it probably weighs over 6 pounds because of the incredibly gorgeous and expensive binding, paper, etc and the high postage cost of getting this from Italy. The authors spared no expensive in producing one of the if not THE finest Elvis discographies EVER!! - APPROXIMATELY 750 COPIES PRINTED WHICH WERE MAINLY SOLD OVER THERE!!
- From the author - Maurizio Maiotti: "The first idea for this project was kicked around several years ago while flipping through two catalogues covering Elvis's records issued on the Italian market. They were the works of my good friend of 30 + years Livio Monari and another good friend, the late Carlo Colla. The former had compiled a short and detailed work. Costly color reproductions of record sleeves could be obtained from its author only on demand. On the other hand, Colla's guide was more exhaustive but contained less-than-perfect black and white-only reproductions. Hence the thought to arrange a newer catalogue with color photos of all the artist's Italian vinyl issues, including rare, alternate and special editions. After a revision of the respective record collections, the authors felt sure they could launch the project and started researching for missing discs. As the work progressed, they realized that the project could be extended to other areas where Elvis's name and image had been used - postcard sets, magazines, books and various memorabilia. It took us them feverish years to complete the task. Some 45 record sleeves as well as magazines, RCA promo literature etc., although known to have been released or printed, are still missing and/or couldn't be traced. The end result is this book which may not be the definitive catalogue of Elvis's Italian releases but very nearly so."
- TRUST ME!! You have NEVER EVER EVER SEEN A BOOK like this before regarding a discography of Elvis!! I LOVE IT and you will too!!
- THIS BOOK IS TOTALLY 100% MINT! JUST LIKE IF YOU BOUGHT IT IN 2005!

Please click on the photo for a large scan of some of the pages

JAP

TITLE JAPANESE ELVIS COMPLETE COLLECTION RECORD COVER BOOK
AUTHOR VARIOUS
PUBLISHER Elvis Shuppankai
COUNTRY JAPAN
PAGES 124 (12 X 12 SOFTBOUND)
PRICE $499.95
COMMENTS - Incredible 124 page 12" x 12" 1987 MASTERPIECE book with BEAUTIFUL full color pictures of every Elvis Japanese 78's, 45's, EP's, LP's, promotional records from 1955 - 1985!!
- ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL full color LP SIZE DISCOGRAPHY book only available by mail order in 1987. Only around 1000 copies were made and it quickly sold mostly to Japanese collectors!
- Published by Elvis Shuppankai November 30, 1987!
- Cover is a very heavy full glossy issue and all of the pages are printed on top quality heavy duty glossy paper!
- Full color photo of every single, EP, and LP released in Japan complete with catalog numbers and song titles on each item!
- Great index in the back. This enables the reader to go to any song and be able to reference what single, EP, LP it can be found on!
- Back cover is the great LOVING YOU front cover!
- If you collect Elvis records from Japan this book is a MUST!!
- This will be sent out to customers in the U.S. for $10 MEDIA MAIL unless you prefer PRIORITY which will be $19. For overseas fans please see E MAIL ME!
- Yes this is an expensive book but WELL WORTH THE PRICE. I very rarely see this on eBay but when I do it's usually in only GOOD condition....not like this one!
- THIS BOOK IS TOTALLY MINT! JUST LIKE IF YOU BOUGHT IT IN 1987!

Please click on the photo for a large scan of the front, back, and many of the insiden pages!

ELVIS FILES 1

TITLE THE ELVIS FILES VOL.1 (1953 - 1956)
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE AROUND DECEMBER 2012
PAGES TBA (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $235 (See below)
COMMENTS (NOTE: The price will be determined later because of the postage rate from Norway but $235 is probably close!)
The next monster book by Erik Lorentzen (Elvis Files Volume 1 1953 - 1956) will be released around December 2012 although my guess is it could be as late as January 2013 but who knows. As usual this will be a MONSTER! More information soon.
Please click on the photo for a great display of some of the pages.

ELVIS FILES 4

TITLE THE ELVIS FILES VOL.4 (1965-1968)
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
PUBLISHER
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE AUGUST 16, 2011
PAGES 500+ (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $235
COMMENTS Volume 4 of Erik's ELVIS FILES books is now out with hundreds of never seen photos...Candids, privat, on the set and from the great '68 TV Show. More than 560 pages, 1450 photosHardbound. One of his best books ever.
Please click on the photo for some sample pages!

ELVIS FILES 5

TITLE THE ELVIS FILES VOL.5 (1969 - 1970)
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE MAY 2012
PAGES 560+ (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $235
COMMENTS (NOTE: The price will be determined later becuase of the weight of the book and the postage rate from Norway but $235 + postage is probably close!) The next monster book by Erik Lorentzen (Elvis Files Volume 5 1969-1970 will be released in May. Bigger and better than ever: 560 pages & 1.600 photos - lots of 'unseen' 'unpublished' 'amazing images' - over 200 newly discovered - seen for the first time with all elvis events in this Time Frame Period 1969-1970 shown, with full Information. includes all the recording sessions (Film & Studio), interviews, the movies, plenty of off set candid moments.
Please click on the photo for a great display of some of the pages.

ELVIS FILES 6

TITLE THE ELVIS FILES VOL.6 (1971 - 1973)
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE AUGUST 2013
PAGES TBA (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $235 (See below)
COMMENTS 470 pages - over 1500 photos! The next monster book by Erik Lorentzen is now out so please let us know if you'd like a copy.
Please click on the photo for a great display of some of the pages.

TOUCH

TITLE A TOUCH OF GOLD LAME (BOOK)
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
PUBLISHER ERIK LORENTZEN
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 2015
PAGES 450 + PAGES!
PRICE $235
COMMENTS The book, 'A Touch of Gold Lame' has been released. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen author of the Elvis Files books. The book is HUGE. Weighs almost 10 pounds and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit.
Please click on the photo for a great display of some of the pages.

KING OF JUNGLE

TITLE THE KING OF THE JUNGLE - 45 YEARS AFTER!
AUTHOR ERIK LORENTZEN
PUBLISHER FTD BOOKS
COUNTRY NORWAY
RELEASE DATE JANUARY 2014
PAGES 544 (LARGE SIZE HARDBOUND)
PRICE $235
COMMENTS Erik's new project will be a 544 page book looking back on Elvis' 1968 TV SPECIAL. It will be printed and shipped out next week and will include details of everything that took place at the historic taping and recording sessions. It will also have eye-witness reports from lucky fans that were present at the legendary NBC performances. Also there will be loads of unreleased pictures. and a lot of "never seen " full size photos. Session info like you never have seen. Complete script, reviews, people with ringside tickets + 40 full pages Change Of Habit new photos. This will be a MUST for Elvis fans. It is due early 2014
Please click on the photo for a great display of some of the pages.

ultimate

TITLE THE ULTIMATE ALSUM COVER BOOK
AUTHOR PAUL DOWLING
PUBLISHER HARRY ABRAMS
COUNTRY UNITED STATES
PAGES 160 (HARDBOUND)
PRICE $69.95
COMMENTS This FULL COLOR book was done by ME (Paul Dowling) in 1996 and contained over 200 photos of 78's, singles, EP's, and LP's from many, many countries. If you want to see what RCA did with ELvis picture covers from all over the world and see some very unusual designs, this is the book to have. It is now out-of-print but I still have a few left.

DICK CLARK JACKET

TITLE ELVIS - DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS BASEBALL JACKET!
MOVIE ELVIS 1979
CATEGORY MOVIE MEMORABILIA
COUNTRY UNITED STATES
PRICE $500
COMMENTS This black satin baseball-style jacket was made in 1979 for the Dick Clark "Elvis" movie starring Kurt Russell. It is machine embroidered on the back in pink and has a light pink script "Elvis," on the right. The front breast is a pink-on-black patch that reads "DC / a 1979 DICK CLARK production." The collar, sleeve edges and bottom are edged in black jersey knit. There are seven black metal front snap closures and two front pockets, and a light black satin lining. The tag reads: "L/Calderon/California." It is in incredibly almost perfect (well, I hate to call anything perfect but this really just about is!). This is SUPER RARE!!

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I will have the above three new FTD releases sometime in early November . For more details please go to the FTD page.