Elvis Presley : 1969-1970 DVD
There is a lot to see on this DVD and even for the most hardcore fan, very rare footage is included. Images not everybody will have on their minds on a daily basis. The home movies are fantastic: especially the images of Elvis on a horse in the summer of 1970 at Graceland. With patience and thought he gives the many fans surrounding him all the attention and autographs. Quite special and very complete footage. Great and insightful to watch is the February 1970 press conference footage. Also on the DVD the color home movie at American Sound Studio, 1969, the summer holiday at Hawaii from the same year (very complete!) and fantastic amateur footage from the November tour in 1970. Quality of the used footage varies but this compilation is obviously made with care and attention. A nice bonus is chapter two: here we get a complete as possible concert from August 1970 - after the MGM crew has left Vegas. Clips shot from the audience, supported by audience recordings to give a complete as possible picture. It really does give you the feeling of what it was like to be there in the showroom, even if sometimes the footage appears a little dark.
The concept of this DVD together with the variation in images/footage used with the real music of Elvis makes this DVD highly enjoyable. Much more than the recent JAT releases of 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips'.
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.