Today I had the privilege to have a sneak preview on the Dutch BMG headquarters of both the new DVD’s. They were test-disc's from the factory so no packaging yet.
"The 68 Comeback" is just stunning. There is so very much to see! The menus are very nicely designed, picture quality is great and the sound is super! And the sit-down shows in this complete format are such a pleasure.
They have really tried to give us Elvis, Elvis, Elvis and Elvis. There are some split screens that are very good and useful. "Baby What You Want Me To Do" is fantastic but the "If I Can Dream'" 2004 music video will bring tears to your eyes, magnificent!
"Aloha From Hawaii" - what can I say: brilliant!. The sound is fantastic! The new camera angles are great. The show gets a much better feeling, not as static as it was. The ending of "Burning Love" can now be seen in full format(great) and "Suspicious Minds" is so much better! I only saw the January 14th show by the way.
Very interesting are the after show parts: a great musician at work! Much fun and even a "goddammit" from Elvis! Though the part with Glen D. Hardin playing Fats Domino on "Hawaiian Wedding Song" is not on there (or so it seems).
I can't wait to get my hands on these DVDs, they will bring you the ultimate Elvis experience. We are in for a treat! Going to see it again in a week in the "Stairway To Heaven" (where I just was :-)), see you Dutch fans there (get your tickets through the link below).