In The Shadow Of A Legend - Elvis' Parents Vernon & Gladys Presley is a fascinating interview CD which explores the unique relationship between Elvis and his parents. Much has been written about the bond that he had with Vernon and Gladys, but on this release you can hear about it first-hand from these three very special people.
The first recordings on 'In The Shadow Of A Legend' date from 1956, while the final ones are from 1977, including a very touching recording of Vernon talking on the telephone on August 16, 1977 - only hours after the body of his son Elvis was discovered. Vernon is clearly still in a shock, as he recounts the final days of Elvis' life. He talks about his son's health condition at the time of his death, the last time they talked together, Elvis' girlfriend Ginger, and the discovery of Elvis' body and the attempts to revive him. It's impossible not to be moved while listening to this ultra-rare telephone conversation, which has never been released before in any form. Other recordings on this release include Elvis talking about his parents and his love for them, Vernon discussing Elvis' life and career, Gladys choosing her favorite Elvis songs, Vernon being introduced from the stage by his son (1975), and more. As a special bonus, we have also included two private telephone conversations between Elvis and friends.
In The Shadow Of A Legend gives an unique insight into the private life of Elvis Presley, and makes for some fascinating listening for any Elvis fan. Packaged in a full-colour digipack with several rare photos of Elvis and his parents, including a very touching one of him on stage in 1977, holding and studying the well-known 1937 family-photo of a two-year old Elvis with his parents; it's almost as if the photo momentarily transports him back to his early years.
In The Shadow Of A Legend CD