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Taking Care Of Business in A Flash FTD Book and CD Set

The product of a two-year-long collaboration between David English, Pål Granlund and Paul Richardson, Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash offers readers a detailed chronicle of Elvis Presley's personal life and public career between the autumn of 1970 and the early weeks of 1971.

This eventful period included not only a successful road-tour, the release of a movie-documentary and two albums, and a return for a fourth stint at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, but also Elvis' legendary meeting with President Richard Nixon and his receipt of a national honor from the US Junior Chamber of Commerce. All these events and other happenings are covered comprehensively and in meticulous detail.

Across 450 pages, the story is told through newspaper articles, exclusive interviews, and primary documents that have been collected from personal collections, national archives and public libraries. The book is also illustrated throughout with several hundred photographs, many of which are previously unpublished.

The hard-cover book is accompanied by a bonus CD that contains rare material from the time. This includes three officially unreleased alternative recordings from the soundtrack LP Elvis: That's The Way It Is and two original 1970 mono single-releases that appear here on CD for the first time. The disc also includes an audience recording of Elvis' concert in Portland, Oregon on November 11, 1970 which, remastered and upgraded by Jan Eliasson, is likewise given its first official release.

As a complete package, this book/CD-combo takes fans back to an eventful period in Elvis' later life and career when he - and the people around him - really did take care of business in a flash.


  • Hardcover, large-format book with 450 pages that offer detailed coverage of Elvis' life and career between the autumn of 1970 and the first weeks of 1971
  • Features several hundred photographs, many of them candid and previously unpublished
  • Contains rare documents, reports from the time, and new and exclusive interviews
  • Comes with a bonus CD that offers unreleased versions of studio-tracks from June 1970 and a remastered recording of Elvis' concert in Portland, Oregon on November 11, 1970


  1. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  2. How The Web Was Woven (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
  4. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallavicini)
  5. Patch It Up (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  6. Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Audio of the original MGM theatrical trailer from 1970)
  7. I Really Don't Want To Know (Howard Barnes/Don Robertson)
  8. There Goes My Everything (Dallas Frazier)
  9. Opening Theme
  10. That's All Right
  11. I Got A Woman / Amen
  12. Tiger Man
  13. Love Me Tender
  14. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  15. Sweet Caroline
  16. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  17. Polk Salad Annie
  18. Band Introductions
  19. Johnny B. Goode
  20. Blueberry Hill
  21. How Great Thou Art
  22. The Wonder Of You
  23. Heartbreak Hotel
  24. How Great Thou Art
  25. Heartbreak Hotel
  26. Blue Suede Shoes
  27. Hound Dog
  28. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  29. Suspicious Minds
  30. Funny How Time Slips Away
  31. Can't Help Falling In Love
  32. Closing Theme
  33. Elvis' Jaycees Award Acceptance Speech (Recorded January 16, 1971 - Ellis Municipal Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee)
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