2, 2009 - Sandi Miller known from the "Elvis - Behind
The Image" series is VIP guest at European Meeting
photos and journal entries of the times she spent
with Elvis can be found in the two books and the
first DVD volume of the "Elvis - Behind The
Image" series. Her friendship to Elvis was
something special for her and when she talks about
the good days of the private human being Elvis Presley
- everybody is touched....
Yes, we are talking about the famous Sandi Miller
who is also a well-known guest from the Elvis Insiders
Messageboard where she constantly supports the fans
with her stories and by talking about her times
with Elvis. Sandi will be special guest at the "Elvis
Convention '09" in Randers, Denmark. Sandi
will answer all your questions and will be happy
to sign her books and DVDs for you.
On June 7th, Sandi will contribute to a meeting
of the Dutch fanclub "Elvis For Everyone"
in the Netherlands. The location for the meeting
is the Hotel Hoogeveen (Mathijsenstraat 1, 7909
AP Hoogeveen) From noon to 5 P.M. she will be available
for questions & answers, book signing and photos.
29, 2009 - FTD release "Dixieland Delight" now
latest FTD release - a 2-CD Set titled "Dixieland
Delight" is out now!
is the first collectors item for the upcoming
multimedia-box set in cooperation with
Glass Productions & Praytome Publishing.
May 18, 2009 the latest Follow That Dream"
release - a 2-CD set titled 'Dixieland Delight'
- has seen the light of day and is available now
at your local Elvis dealer. For the first time ever,
Elvis' official record label is supporting and cooperating
with another company, which is well-known for delivering
high-quality Elvis products. Because of this cooperation,
the team of Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing
feels very honored.
cooperation takes place in different areas of the
product. The main topic for both the FTD-release
and the Multimedia-Box set concerns the five consecutive
performances of Elvis in Huntsville , AL , in 1975.
On May 15th, the official press release by Praytome
Publishing announced the concept of the box set,
and details were revealed about the content. One
of the highlights will be an extraordinary three-hour
documentary with more than twenty interviewees -
all of them original eyewitnesses to the shows.
Also, dozens of high quality photos, as well as
memorabilia and ticket stubs will be presented in
a special hardcover book. Wait! There is more to
discover in that box set....
give the fans nowadays an idea of what the shows
were like, the best idea is to provide them audio
recordings of the performances. 'Follow That Dream',
also known as FTD, liked the idea to dignify these
special shows with an extra release. Soon after,
the decision was made to release two shows from
the Huntsville gigs (Matinee Show May 31, 1975 +
Matinee Show June 1, 1975). Because the producers
wanted to use all the space on the CDs, the
remaining free space was filled up with additional
bonus songs from the other Huntsville shows.
you have seen the design of the FTD package, you
will quickly notice that the cooperation is clearly
evident. FTD not only decided to adapt "Dixieland
Delight" as the title an original Bud
Glass concept from the very beginning design for
the book cover; but FTD also adapted the front cover
shot of the "Dixieland Delight" book,
a great shot taken by George Hill during the Matinee
Show of May 31, 1975.
worth mentioning that this is the very first five-inch
FTD release that comes with an exclusive eight-page
booklet. All of the photos, tickets and memorabilia
items you will find in the booklet were provided
by Bud Glass Productions / Praytome Publishing.
The detailed liner notes were written by Bud Glass,
the author of Dixieland Delight and
previous releases like Elvis Behind
The Image and Elvis - Born To Rock.
package for the FTD release is really something
special - not only because of the fresh artwork
and classy design, but also for being a 2-CD set
with an exclusive eight-page booklet. By creating
this very special product, FTD producers, Ernst
Jorgensen and Roger Semon, have set the tone that
the five consecutive performances of Elvis Presley
in Huntsville deserve very special treatment.
special note on the inlay reads:
cooperation with Bud Glass Productions and Praytome
Publishing for their up-coming multi-media box set:
the official press release states, there will be
a special placeholder where you can put your FTD
release inside of the Multimedia box. That is the
right place to be for the FTD!
not hesitate any longer! Ask your local dealer for
the new FTD release, so that you will have the first
collectible item - the "Dixieland Delight"
2CD Set - for the upcoming Multimedia box by Bud
Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing.
from the inlay of the FTD release
21, 2009 - update on "Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe"
'Sahara' in Lake Tahoe in 1976
'Horizon' in Lake Tahoe in 2009
It is always nice to hear
good news instead of bad ones, don't you agree ?
The hotel formerly known as "Sahara Tahoe"
will not close its doors forever.
The management decided now that the 'Horizon' will
let go 75 employees. The entertainment, restaurants
and rooms are all still open. The gambling tables
and shots were taken away, because the Tahoe Realty
company that now owns it, has not gotten their gambling
license yet. When they get it, all of the gambling
Tahoe Realty is running the Horizon as of now, because
the Tropicana had to give it up during the bankruptcy.
Looks like no decisions will be made about the Horizon
until April 1, 2011.
That is really good news and you still have a chance
to come up and see it.
We will keep you updated...
19, 2009 - 'Praytome Publishing' being the official partner
fot the 3rd Elvis Festival in Rostock / Germany
the weekend of July 10-12, 2009 the 3rd annual Elvis
Festival of the 1. Elvis Presley Club Mecklenburg
Vorpommern will take place. In Rostock, Germany
(which is close to the Baltic Sea, in the Northern
Area) the three day event will have some very interesting
guests from the Elvis World.
Cynthia Pepper, actrice who played with Elvis
in "Kissin' Cousins"
Dick Grob, chief of security for Elvis' bodyguards
Ed Bonja, the official tour photographer
whose pictures can be seen on multiple Elvis Album
Sam Thompson, bodyguard for Elvis Presley
will also be some live acts performing the music
of Elvis and a special exhibition with Elvis items.
Praytome Publishing team will not only be in Rostock
to enjoy the event, but is also the official partner
for this event and contributes prices for the charity
tombola supporting the local children fight-against-cancer
official website of the event: www.remember-elvis.de
15, 2009 - Details of the Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland
The new FTD - 2CD Set "Dixieland Delight"
in front of the mysterious
Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight" by
Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing
confirmed that the latest 'Follow That Dream' (FTD)
- release called "Dixieland Delight" is
ready to be shipped.
So wholesalers and customers can expect to have
their copies in the next week while the original
release date was scheduled for May 18, 2009.
FTD-Newsletter mentioned that this 2CD set is released
as a joint venture and goes along with the Multimedia-Box-Set
Bud Glass and Praytome Publishing.
This is something that has never done before. We
got many requests and received dozens of questions
what this Multimedia-Box-Set
is all about. Because of the historical importance
in the history of the Elvis concerts during the
1970 this five show stand will be presented in a
never before done way:
With so many information about the shows and hundreds
of different photos that cover the performances,
it would not have been fair to squeeze the existing
material into a single book with 144 pages. So
the production crew came up with the idea of a package
that absolutely deserves the expression of a
true collectors item:
Multimedia-Box-Set consists of the following:
two great full colour, hardcover books
two special 45s vinyl with never before
a DVD documentary with a running time of
more than 3 hours
total of 20 different interview partners and eye-witnesses
to this extraordinary event
special guest appearances of Sheila Ryan,
Donnie Sumner, Charles Stone and others
Bonus Audio Disc with never before released
Bonus DVD Disc with unedited footage and
Special Memorabilia slide-in module including
newspaper article reprints
collection of buttons that were sold during
the Elvis concerts with Huntsville images on display
reproduction of the parking ticket
reproduction of backstage pass
reproduction of the tickets to the 5 individual
a total of 5 unique photos one from each
show being a high quality reprint directly from
a placeholder where you can place the 2 CD
Follow That Dream (FTD) release of Dixieland
a special plate that identifies the numbered
box set of this limited edition release
box set will be released in a special limited &
numbered edition and will be split into 4 separate
More information will follow soon...
14, 2009 - "Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe" will close
its doors forever
'Sahara' in Lake Tahoe in 1976
'Horizon' in Lake Tahoe in 2009
Soon, another part of the
Elvis History will be gone.
After the demolition of so many historic places
like the 'American Sound Studio', the 'Aladdin'
Hotel or lately the New Frontier Hotel, the former
Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe now called the 'Horizon'
will close its doors forever on June 5, 2009.
At this time there is no specific date for a re-opening
or a demolition.
There were rumours for a
while that it was planned to close the hotel in
2010 but we just got the sad news from Sue McCasland
that they already started to remove the gambling
tables and slots.
Sue McCasland & Joseph A. Krein wrote a critically
acclaimed, definitive book about the Lake Tahoe
engagements of Elvis Presley.
This release does not only
feature the Elvis concerts but also gives you a
lot of information about the 'Lake Tahoe' and the
complete history of the Hotel itself.
It is really sad to hear that this famous building
in the Elvis History will soon be no longer there.
8, 2009 - "My Years With Elvis and The Colonel"
being the next 'Praytome Publishing' release
of the upcoming book release
While everyone is talking
about the recently announced FTD release and the
upcoming Multi-Media-Box-Set by Bud Glass Productions
and Praytome Publishing, we want to present to you
the final artwork for the next Praytome Publishing
You are not familiar with
the name 'Charles Stone' ? Well, you have heard
of Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker, haven't you
Charles Stone - Concert West
- Management Three - organisation of the tours:
these terms all go together, and without them the
Elvis Presley Tours in the 70's would not have been
We are happy to announce
that Charles Stone has decided to share his memories
of his years with Elvis and the Colonel and that
he has chosen 'Praytome Publishing' for this project.
Soon you will learn more
about the book's content, as well as the release
More details about the project
"Dixieland Delight" and about what we
mean when we talk about a "Multi-Media-Box-Set"
will be available next week.
Be sure that you visit
our official website, and stay tuned... the next
surprise will be announced soon.
20, 2009 - Elvis' own record label teams up with Bud Glass
Productions & Praytome Publishing
In January 2009 we were able to present you the
for "Dixieland Delight" . Today we
proudly can disclose another secret that goes along
with this mamooth project:
his second engagement in Las Vegas - January 26th
through February 23, 1970 - and a record six-performance
exclusive engagement at the Astrodome
Houston, Texas - February 27th through March 1,
1970 - Elvis returned to Las Vegas for his third
engagement - August 10th through September 7, 1970.
best known for the filming of the MGM documentary,
That's The Way It Is.
first concert tour since his comeback to live performing
in 1969 began on September 9, 1970, in Phoenix,
Arizona. From that time, until his final performance
in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 26, 1977, Huntsville,
Alabama was the only time that he ever performed
so many consecutive shows in a single stop on any
tour. For this reason, we feel that Hunstville is
an important part of Elvis History that is unique
in Elvis' career.
Once you see the documentary portion of of this
mulit-media boxset release, you will see other very
important reasons why this unique series of performances
was so essential in other important ways to Elvis
personally, happening at a key point in Elvis' personal
the cooperation of Elvis' own record label (FTD)
in a new release of a two-CD Set, which covers several
of the Huntsville performances, Bud Glass Productions
and Praytome Publishing are making history. In covering
this aspect of Elvis' life and career, the Dixieland
Delight release will be the most in-depth and documented
series of performances in Elvis History.
That Dream, the FTD Label, has released more than eighty
CD's to date; and this, in itself, is a record for any
major star. Elvis has his own collector's label! FTD's
goal has been to provide the fans with products which
cover all the major events of Elvis' career. Ernst Jørgensen
and Roger Semon strive to make available recordings
of every type of event in which Elvis participated,
including live tour concerts, Las Vegas Concerts, Lake
Tahoe Engagements, studio rehearsals and recording sessions
and even home recordings. There have been countless
boxsets, such as the "Platinum" - Boxset,
the "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" - Boxset
and the critically-acclaimed "Complete 50's Masters"
Boxset for which they received a Grammy nomination.
The Seven-inch Soundtrack and the Classic Re-release
Series are some of the most beloved Elvis products they
have produced. FTD has now made the decision to make
select Elvis releases available on vinyl, and fans are
looking forward to that with great anticipation. Ernst
Jørgensen''s book publications, like "Elvis
- Day By Day" and "A Life in Music - The Complete
Recording Sessions" are essential to every Elvis
We are pleased and very honored to be able to work
in conjunction with the FTD staff. We look at that
cooperation as recognition of the high quality releases
by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing,
such as the
"Elvis - Behind The Image Book" - series
which focuses mainly on candid photography showing
the private life of the greatest entertainer the world
has ever known. The famous "Elvis
On Tour" book series has set new standards
for live photography, focusing on Elvis' concert appearances
in the '70's. "Elvis
-The Paternity Suit Uncovered" is one of
the most revealing releases we have published. Our
most recent publication, Sue McCasland's "World's
Best Kept Secret - Elvis Live At Del Webb's Sahara
Tahoe" sheds light on what was once a 'black
hole' in Elvis History.
Praytome Publishing's DVD releases, such as the "Behind
The Image" series by Bud Glass features first-hand
accounts by Elvis friends, musicians and celebrities
from the Elvis World. The 8mm footage - digitally
transferred from the original 8mm reels for the first
time - provides exceptional quality which is without
equal - not just in the Elvis World, but in the
entire world. The critically-acclaimed "Elvis
- Adrenaline" series focused mainly on Elvis'
Las Vegas Engagements and featured full-length documentaries
about the specific year topic. Like the "Behind
the Image Series," The "Adrenaline"
DVD productions are famous for their exclusive footage
highlighting the only known existing footage of the
'69 Las Vegas Engagement.
With their latest release, the FTD Record Label recognizes
these famous concerts in Huntsville for their importance
in Elvis History. Please note that this will be a
separate release by the FTD Label and not part of
the multi-media boxset which will soon be released
by Praytome Publishing. We highly recommend the upcoming
FTD release, "Dixieland Delight" and suggest
that you go now to your FTD dealer to pre-order this
fantastic production. When you receive your Praytome
Publishing boxset, you will find a space to store
the FTD CD.
the next several weeks, we recommend that you visit
our Praytome Publishing web site often for updated
news with details regarding our upcoming boxset release
of "Dixieland Delight - A Memorial-Day Weekend
With The King." We will soon advise you of the
release date of this unique production.