The 8th Wonder Of The World CD from Venus
The unique aspect of this concert in the huge Houston Astrodome is this that it is without an orchestra.
As the audience is far away from the stage it is hardly audible and this makes the show almost sound like a rehearsal. Probably because of this simple setting the oldies like Trying to Get to You and Johnny B. Goode are among the best tracks of the show. The instrumental break in Polk Salad Annie makes you almost wish Elvis never used an orchestra, the TCB Band is is all Elvis needed'. [George Harrison is on record saying the same thing!!!] [Perhaps many would argue with this and I for one like Elvis' live recordings as they are but it sure makes for an interesting change!!!!] So there you have it, excellent quality, great packaging.
Out now from Venus is the March 3, 1974 Houston show on CD, titled The 8th Wonder Of The World, taken from a first generation source. Unlike other labels, who pretend to have found new sources, Venus has always lived up to their promises and released top notch quality.
This time Venus promises you again a vast improvement in sound and you will again be very happy with it.
Prepare yourself for a very special, great sounding show and get ready for: The 8th Wonder Of The World.
Venus' next release is 'Unedited Masters Nashville 1971'.
The 8th Wonder Of The World CD from Venus CD.
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.