Since its debut during International ELVIS Week in 1997, Thorne shared his loving tribute album MEDLEY OF LOVE with ELVIS fans from all over the world. The arrangement of combining "Love Me Tender" with "Can't Help Falling In Love," makes the "Medley of Love" a balladic masterpiece to be treasured. Thorne's original composition, "TCB With a Lightning Bolt," tugs at the heart strings of loving fans, and his touching recital of his beloved poem "All These Years of Tears," resonates with his deep spirituality. It was a great honor for Thorne when this poem was published in the Fall 1998 edition of the ELVIS International Forum.
Now, in July of 2003, Thorne releases his second commemorative album, YOURS IN ELVIS FOREVER, THORNE, which includes all the tracks from MEDLEY OF LOVE as well as "Wooden Heart" (Universal) performed with THE DEMPSEYS! house band at EP'S Memphis and the foremost living Rockabilliests; Thorne's electrifying version of the Jerry Scheff instrumental, "Fire Down Below," performed to the TCB Band version contained on THE JUNGLE ROOM SESSIONS, with lyrics Thorne wrote so that the song would be about ELVIS; the rousing "Trilogy of Gospel" (Abraham, Ezekiel & John) Thorne's poetic tribute to ELVIS & J.D "The Legend & The Giant" and Thorne's sizzling live performance of "Fever."
"What makes Thorne's tribute CD so special is that he sings in a voice that is all his own and yet is obviously inspired by his love for ELVIS." — Gypsy Irwin, HOLLYWOOD NIGHT MOVES MAGAZINE
"We have always been impressed with Thorne— the man and his music— and we were really excited about being part of this great tribute CD." —THE DEMPSEYS, Brad, Joe & Ron . . .
"One of the most deeply touching moments of my life was listening to Thorne recite the poem "All These Years of Tears," at Graceland Crossing; everybody there that night knew that they were part of something very special." — Sherry Wallace, President ELVIS, ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS FAN CLUB of Plain Deakling, LA.
"Thorne is an auteur, with a capacity to express his emotions through his creativity in a way that reaches the soul of the listener and transcends a mere performance." — Jon Lindquist Program Director KLAV 1230 AM, Las Vegas.
"Thorne pays ELVIS a great tribute by interpreting his music rather than imitating it. We respect him so much, because he isn't some imposter and he uses his own talents on these songs so they're genuine not fake." —Mitzi Pruette, President of the ELVIS THROUGH MY EYES FAN CLUB, of Southaven, MS
"Thorne's tribute CD is fantastic. Like a lot of people I don't like those impersonator wannabe CDs out there. If I'm going to listen to "Don't Be Cruel," it's gonna be by ELVIS, not some schmo. Thorne's CD is a legitimate classic because he's NOT walking in ELVIS' shoes trying to stand in his spotlight; Thorne is a talented enough artist in his own right to garner his own applause." —Jim Richards, CFRB 1010 AM Toronto