Elvis Presley Reviews and Articles by By Daniel Avram
Reviews and articles about Elvis Presley by By Daniel Avram.
When premiered in 1957, moviegoers could barely hear the dialogue due to the screaming and swooning of Elvis' frenzied fans. Now newly remastered for optimum sound and picture quality, 'Loving You
' stars a young Elvis Presley in his second feature film. This semi-autobiographical tale - which boasts some of his most outstanding performances including Teddy Bear
and Loving You
- chronicles the King's meteoric rise to super-stardom. With his unique vocal style, smoldering sensuality, and easy-going sex appeal to burn, Elvis shows us why he will live forever! This is highly recommended DVD release.
The Impossible Dream
captures Elvis Presley at the start of his fourth Las Vegas season beginning on January 26th 1971 and marks the first time RCA/BMG/FTD have officially released live recordings from this year. Although three other soundboards have been unofficially released from the same engagement, thankfully FTD decided to issue the previously unreleased January 28th dinner show along with several bonus tracks.
Big Boss Man provides us with a complete concert
(77 minutes of mostly unreleased material) plus eight bonus songs from Elvis' twelfth season in Las Vegas, 18th March - 1st April, 1975, a year that would have many highs and lows for the forty year old superstar. A valuable bonus inclusion is Elvis' only known recording of Bobby Darin's You're The Reason I'm Living - a true rarity, the song is charming and unrehearsed. The tracklisting provides a great overview of Elvis' return to live performances following a five-month absence. This CD is worth acquiring, as very few soundboards are available from this engagement. 'Big Boss Man' reveals a dedicated entertainer in strong voice doing what he loves best ... you will not be disappointed.
Do you have this fantastic book and CD?, the price increases substantially once current stock is sold. Flashback
is a fantastic package, one of the very best, and illustrates Elvis' transition from the Hillbilly Cat to the King of Rock and Roll who dominated the charts before being drafted into the army.
With FTD's version of the Loving You soundtrack, fans can now finally enjoy hearing all the masters and outtakes from these sessions in the one comprehensive package. Releasing of newly acquired tapes and sound improvements will satisfy many collectors and fans. The generous running times also provide value for money, and surpass all the previous compilations and reissues.
Even though it is vaguely titled Summer Festival, FTD's latest release highlights soundboard material from Elvis' seventh Las Vegas season (August 4 - September 4).
is composed of 2 main parts: rehearsals recorded in Elvis' dressing room at NBC (June 25), and the majority of the 8 p.m stand up show (June 29). The first half starts off with a 5 minute 'intro', which are the 2 instrumentals of Danny Boy and 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' (aka Walkin' The Dog). Then Elvis launches into the songs that were all later done in the 2 sit down shows except for 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky'. (Burbank '68
is FTD release #1 and also is now deleted, we have 4 copies left).
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.
+ Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.