Dear Fans...We all love Elvis. Some of us love him because he was a great humble human being and most of us do because of his music. For many years, he's been earning awards, packing huge arenas(as he will again in 2012), and he charted well in this past decade. It was a glorious ten years for us.
But what happened right now? Viva Elvis?... Most people loved it but it didn't go well. To be honest with you, the show it self is not that good as I understood from the reviews of people who'd been there. It was a huge chance not it's diminishing.It could be nice if it had been on tour as they will do for MJ musical but it's not. The show is actually failing and so is the album too.
Many re releases of the original albums, compilations failed when cahrts considered.
On the other hand, there's a great demand for Elvis The Concert; Virtual concert tour around the world, even without NO AD. which is a shame actually. With a little more advertisement, I am definitely sure that O2 Arena can be a "sell out" for three days in London.
The Hyde Park was a huge success too regarding the number of people.
There are many events around the world;tributes and etc. They are doing well.
So what's wrong with Elvis? Why can't Sony see those successes written above? Boyzone couldn't fill even the half of the arena in Liverpool but Elvis can do that still, but why can't Sony see this opportunity?
We must do something. Huge campaign or a protest letter to EPE about Sony's ignorance. I am from Istanbul TR and I can tell you Sony TR is only caring about MJ. Why is the language of elvis.com only english if they want to be global, reach all fans around the world from every class.
If we don't do anything to makeofficials understand that Elvis is actually still selling well,(Especially with a little international ad.); Pure Elvis I mean, he will be only remembered as a great icon, that'sit. I want more than this, I want him to be recognized a s a great artist instead of "Love Me Tender" or "It's Now or Never."
I am tired of hearing "Oh I didn't know that Elvis sang such songs too." or "Wow, his version is better than the original". I hear this when "I" make the advertisement at home to other people. "Elvis on tour" was a great chance to show his stardom around the world but it failed. Did you know that still we didn't get it in Turkey, only Blue Ray which's very very expensive here. Why on earth could people arrange "this is it" to be seen at various theatres around the world through a whole week but not for elvis even only one day? Don't tell me that people don't go to it. If those arenas can be filled, so can theatres too.
Elvis's reputation is really important to me and I just wanted to share my feelings with you all who really care about him. Elvis.com has to correct the sales figure (For ages, it's written as one billion), Elvis has to have diamond awards, American Music Awards for his great achievements, real facts and numbers about his fan base etc. He deserves it,to be cared more and more.
Let's do more for him; if you can give the effort for writing messages about silly bootlegs, then you can do for real needed purposes too. Let's reunite and make officals understand that Elvis is really big.