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"My Years With Elvis & The Colonel" - Review

Latest ElvisMatters issue reports about Breda Event and the new book by Charles Stone

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The latest issue of the ElvisMatters fanclub magazine covers the event "100 Years of Colonel Parker - 1000 times Elvis" which took place in June 2009 in Breda, The Netherlands.

During this event the latest release "My Years With Elvis & The Colonel" by Charles Stone was presented by members of the "Praytome Publishing" - team.

The magazine features a double-sided review in Dutch language. Unfortunately we don't have a translation yet, but we will keep you updated as soon as we get one.

In the CD / DVD Review section you find a summary about the FTD release of "Dixieland Delight".

Despite all rumours on the internet and messageboards the MultiMediaBox set by "Praytome Publishing" is not out yet.

Being back from Memphis where ElvisWeek 2009 took place we will have some great news for you with our next update. So stay tuned!

Please click here to read the articles from the ElvisMatters magazine.

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"Dixieland Delight" discussed on the nationally syndicated Radioshow "Elvisonly"


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Dixieland Delight

What is "Dixieland Delight" all about?

Last weekend the new Praytome Publishing book "My Years With Elvis & The Colonel" by author Charles Stone was presented to the Elvisworld. In the back of the book you find information and the very first illustration of the upcoming Multimedia Box Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass.

This set will soon become a true collector's item and will be manufactured in the well-known quality that Praytome Publishing is famous for. We spared no efforts to make this the definitive package to document the 5 sold out shows in Huntsville, AL in 1975. About 4 years ago, when author Bud Glass came up with the idea for a book / dvd combo about these shows, nobody knew at that time that so much information and pictures would show up. So there was only one way to do it right - to expand the book into a great Multimedia Box Set. It's been a lot of work since then and the closer we get to the day of its release, the more excited the team members of Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing get. As announced previously, the box set consists of 4 different releases and will be released in 4 different steps.

You have to come back to the official website to check for the announcement of the final release date for this set.

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The latest FTD release - a 2-CD Set titled "Dixieland Delight" is out now! This is the first collectors’ item for the upcoming multimedia-box set in cooperation with Bud Glass Productions & Praytome Publishing.

Dixieland Delight

The latest FTD release - a 2-CD Set titled "Dixieland Delight" is out now! This is the first collectors’ item for the upcoming multimedia-box set in cooperation with Bud Glass Productions & Praytome Publishing.

FTD release "Dixieland Delight" now available

On 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.

The 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....

To 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 CD’s, the remaining free space was filled up with additional bonus songs from the other Huntsville shows.

When 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.

It's 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”.

The 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.

A special note on the inlay reads:

"In cooperation with Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing for their up-coming multi-media box set: DIXIELAND DELIGHT"

As 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!

Do 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.

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Scan from the inlay of the FTD release

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The new FTD - 2CD Set "Dixieland Delight" in front of the mysterious Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing

Dixieland Delight

The new FTD - 2CD Set "Dixieland Delight" in front of the mysterious Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing

Details of the Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight"

Ernst Jørgensen 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.

The FTD-Newsletter mentioned that this 2CD set is released as a joint venture and goes along with the Multimedia-Box-Set by 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 collector’s item”:

This Multimedia-Box-Set consists of the following:

  • two great full colour, hardcover books
  • two special 45’s vinyl with never before heard audio
  • a DVD documentary with a running time of more than 3 hours
  • a 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 material
  • Bonus DVD Disc with unedited footage and extra material
  • Special Memorabilia slide-in module including
  • poster
  • calendar
  • tour paperwork
  • 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 Huntsville performances
  • a total of 5 unique photos – one from each show being a high quality reprint directly from the negative
  • a placeholder where you can place the 2 CD “Follow That Dream” (FTD) release of “Dixieland Delight”
  • a special plate that identifies the numbered box set of this limited edition release

This box set will be released in a special limited & numbered edition and will be split into 4 separate releases. More information will follow soon …

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