Elvis: The Documentaries JAT Book
March 8, 2005 - 4:51:00 PM
Elvis Book News
In 1970, Elvis Presley was in the middle of the greatest musical comeback any entertainer ever experienced. The most exciting aspect of his return was his triumphant Las Vegas return to the concert stage. He decided that a film chronicling his live performances would be a way to convey where he was at today and entertain those who could not come out to see him. The resulting film was That's The Way It Is, a movie Elvis called his best in a decade.
In April, 1972, Elvis took off on his fourth tour of the 70's and the cameras went with him. The concerts and the film that resulted, Elvis On Tour, were rapturously received. Elvis On Tour remains the only time Elvis publicly reflected on his life and it was awarded the Golden Globe for best documentary of 1972.
Elvis: The Documentaries takes you behind the scenes during the making of these seminal films. With new facts on their production and over 135 unpublished photographs, Elvis: The Documentaries is an essential addition to everyone's Elvis library. You will see Elvis during rehearsals, in the studio, and onstage entertaining his friends and fans. J.A.T. Publishing has again created a book that will be both beautiful and informative. All J.A.T. products are strictly limited editions so order your copy today. Elvis: The Documentaries is an outstanding book that shows you why Elvis was proud to have made these films.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.