'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra DVD
November 12, 2016 - 4:19:11 PM
The whole program is presented in 'Black and White', and it works!
Presented in full WIDESCREEN.
Burning Love: The opening blows you away, and you get right into the mood, footage of Elvis AND the R.P.O. is combined to create a new rocking experience!
Heartbreak Hotel: previously unreleased for non-U.K. buyers, this clip shows early footage and pictures of our man on stage as well as in the studio, this is the first a 'split screen' clip.
It's Now Or Never: The producers took a risk here, using the 1977 version for the footage, but due to the overall 'Black and White' feature, they did a pretty good job here!
Fever: What can we say about this .. WOW!! An outstanding job has been done on this clip.. it all makes sense; from the opening bars, featuring an actual trumpet player, right to the end this is fabulous! Footage from both Elvis as Michael Buble has been used, and this is one of the many highlights of the release. Another 'split screen' clip.
Bridge Over Troubled Water: August 11, 1970, D.S. footage has been re-done to make an enjoyable clip, totally in synch.
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind: 'The moment we're living Is now' … lets go back in time and enjoy the many relaxing moments of the couple in their most private times, again in split screen, making it more alive when seeing multiple angles of the same events.
Steamroller Blues: Time to rock now! Footage from both Aloha shows combined to one hell of a performance!
In The Ghetto: Great 'TTWII' live performance edited to perfection! Watch out for Elvis 'Vicious Circle' stance at the beginning and end… it's a loop …
You've Lost That Loving Feeling: Another 'TTWII' live performance edited to perfection, just watch the ending and try to find out what has been used to make it fit!
Can't Help Falling In Love: Nice! Elvis 'tribute' to Lisa Marie, goes beyond time, footage of young Lisa, older Lisa Marie and Lisa 'now' shows a very moving clip, at the end please take a look at how much she looks like daddy. The 'split screen' feature works like magic, with lots of interaction.
How Great Thou Art: This heavenly clip combines Elvis with 'Divine' footage, this will blow you away, and shows again the creativity of the producers. 'split screen'
An American Trilogy: Elvis story is being told here, matching the words of the song… 'Where I was born' shows Tupelo… 'Daddy's bound to die' shows Elvis on his last tour… and then after the drama … we're being showed Elvis is eternal, Number One Hits, Live shows after his death, and a new Guesthouse proves, … 'His truth is marching on' ('split screen')
What Now My Love: 'Now that you left Me (us)' Very moving footage of Elvis singing the song combined with footage of the funeral… 'No one would care… no one would cry… if I should live or die' mmmm…. Watch the footage!
Anything That's Part Of You: The fans 'Go all the places, that he went' nice short clip from a fans point of view, trying to hold on to the King.
If I Can Dream: Title track of the DVD, the producers used the 'Stand Up' versions on this, with lots of nice new edits ending in the White Suit.
There's Always Me: How right he was and still is, 'When you're lonesome for a friend' THERE'S ALWAYS ELVIS! Lots of rare footage is used again to 'tell' the story of the song… although no footage exists of Elvis actually singing it… it sure looks like it in this final clip! ('split screen')
With over one hour of BRANDNEW edits, this release will leave you wanting more… It's impossible to get all its features in one watch… but guess what… just press 'Play' and you can see it again… and again… and again……
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.