The Great Performances DVD Debuts At #1 On Billboard!!
August 12, 2011 - 10:09:57 AM
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This collection follows Elvis' career from his first televised appearance that shocked America and had everyone talking about his hip-shaking performance, to a sold-out concert a few weeks before his death on August 16, 1977. With over 2-hours of re-mastered footage, new packaging, and never-before-seen interviews, Elvis: The Great Performances 2 DVD set offers a glimpse into the world of one of America’s most beloved icons.
A true must-have for Elvis buffs, rock aficionados and music-lovers alike, the collection covers a span of more than 20 years and unleashes “Elvis-mania” to fans who are able to re-live the excitement and to those experiencing it for the first time. Also included are previously-unreleased interviews, conducted by producer-director Andrew Solt in the early and mid-‘90s, with rock icons Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Sun Records head Sam Phillips, drummer D.J. Fontana, guitarist Scotty Moore, Jordanaires member and backing singer Gordon Stoker, and television host Milton Berle, on whose show Elvis appeared twice in 1956. Footage mined from TV shows and specials, films and home movies provide a revealing look into Elvis’ private life as well as the realities of his unprecedented fame.
Elvis: The Great Performances allows fans to revisit the life and music of one of the most important pop-culture figures in entertainment history. Like never-before, experience Elvis’ mystique and legacy with this ultimate collection of performances by the King. Buy to Elvis: The Great Performances DVD
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.