This project started last October, with the idea to create an alternative cover for Elvis’ classic 1969 release “From Elvis In Memphis”. As is normally the case, with input and ideas from other fans the project soon grew, and before long there were multiple designs for both “From Elvis In Memphis” and its follow up album “Back In Memphis” in progress as the months passed.
I will be putting the individual covers up for download in the coming weeks, but firstly I wanted to present them in a portfolio, with a little background information on how the project evolved, and how this was influenced by the decisions RCA made with Elvis’ album releases back in the 1969 – 70 period.
Hope you enjoy the designs and the story behind them. David Parker / Rebel Designs.
Earlier this year I found myself discussing the merits of the original cover artwork for the “Elvis Is Back!” album, with fellow For Elvis CD Collectors forum member, EPA4368. (aka Joe). We both agreed that it would have been great if RCA had included a complete photo booklet in the style of the 1957 “Elvis’ Christmas Album”, and this led us to discussing the type of photos that could have been included in the package. The full story, along with the high resolution artwork is available for download below.
Hopefully, you will take the time to download the pdf file, as this tells the story behind the design process, as well including additional images related to one of Elvis’ most enduring albums.
David Parker / Rebel Designs
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Rebel Designs Presents Elvis Is Back!