Prince From Another Planet

By ElvisNews.com/ LexNov 18, 2012
Prince From Another Planet

With a wink to the NY Times for the title, Sony released a 2CD/DVD set commemorating the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ shows in Madison Square Garden.

Design

The package is stunning. The carton box hold the 3 fold case of the CDs and DVD and the booklet.

The case has the pictures used for the original album and An Afternoon In The Garden and a great shot of Elvis from the back. The inside is decorated with newspaper clippings and other memorabilia.

The book cover shows a misty skyline of NYC. It contains interesting liner notes by Lenny Kaye, newspaper clipping, memorabilia and above all great shots from our man. In other words: this work of art is a great help to go completely into the music.

Content

The two shows are known by heart by most of us, so I guess I don’t need to spend a word on them. The sound quality is stunning and what is more important: the shows sound like they are actually from the same day!

The DVD starts with a mini documentary on the MSG shows. Several people like James Burton and Glen Hardin were interviewed and decorated with pictures and some of the footage it gives an interesting background document. Then we get the full press conference, nothing new here, but the quality is certainly better than previous outings.

The, for us fans, most important part of the DVD is the footage. Sony decided to put the full show on the DVD, with the footage shown when available. This means you are watching a black screen about two thirds of the time. I think it is an understandable choice because of the continuous music, but would have opted for stills in between the footage. Additionally I would have added the footage in sequence, with the music cut up… there’s space enough on the DVD.

One last word about the footage itself: it’s grainy but very recognizable, certainly compared to those white spot videos I used to watch in the 80s and 90s.

Conclusion

Of course I found something to complain about, but all together it is a marvellous product, one of the best on the main label in ages!

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Reactions

Phantom (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2013report abuse
How can we say the dvd is acceptable...it's a real scrap...they stole Elvis fans with a product like that...
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2013report abuse
Elvisworks, how many profiles do you have now, 8, 10,13. ?
Elvisworx (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
Feel this has been a major rip-off product...and the so called enhanced album as well as the DVD sequences that nobody
has time or patience enough to look at ! Boots again more commercially acceptable...and better quality !!! Another rip-off from another planet ??? No, thanks. Soon I will no longer buy new Elvis releases anymore....I guess. Shame on you Ernst Team !
rai (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2013report abuse
The DVD is acceptable though at times it is frustrating when it goes blank. The packaging is first class given the kind of format which beats any FTD releases as the booklet itself is a collectors item. Both the CD's sounds better than the previous single album releases. It is a 5-star release with a reasonable price.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 2, 2013report abuse
I got the set for Christmas and listened to the evening show today and the mix is amazing. The separation and the clarity is great. They did a great job with this set. Bravo! I recommend it. It sounds fresh and vibrant.
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 26, 2012report abuse
The footage from the other show is from the opening show. So far I have seen Jacky Kahane being booed, part of the Sweet inspirations set and Elvis singing That's Alright, Proud Mary and Polk Salad (last verse and ending). I believe it was filmed by a TV crew. It has original sound. Would have been nice to have it on the DVD. I have quite a good copy on DVD, but it has the timecode in the picture.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
Don't know about USA numbers, but the FYE store I was in today still had copies.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2012report abuse
Anyone know why it was limited to just 5000? Thas an extremely small amount. Is this what they figure is the target audience for an Elvis release in the UK now? Anyone know USA numbers?
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2012report abuse
Why did they use the original mixes on the Legacy edition? Because as a SONY exec correctly pointed out somewhere on the web there are fans who dislike remixes of any kind and want the originals. The Legacy release is for them. I happen to be one of those fans. Also, I have no interest in the DVD.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2012report abuse
ALoha does not excite me,the rehearsal show that they releases was alful mix that should have never been released.
The original show has already been rereleased,the rehearsal at a better price would be fine. The thing about the prince and legacy versions i dont get,why did they use the original mix on the legacy version?
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2012report abuse
I just read that Sony was so supprised over the critical acclaime by the music world,that they are seriously considering to release a 40 years anniversary edition of the Aloha From Hawaii in maybe april. About the sale, that question must go to Brian Quinn who always seems to be the best person to answer questions about sales numbers, but if they only released 5000 in the UK, then the real question should be, is it sold out ? For more info try to go to Elvis Express Radio .Merry Christmas to all.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2012report abuse
So how did this do saleswise? Was it a success?
Christer (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 18, 2012report abuse
Hi! In the docomentary part there is some TV-footage of another of the shows. Anyone who knows if there is more from where that came from?
danishfan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2012report abuse
Just recieved mine one week ago and can honestly say that it is the best release I bought this year, and I would recommend it to everyone that like Elvis anno 72.
efan4ever (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2012report abuse
why would anyone leave this site? i enjoy seeing all the familiar names commenting on various posts. My Elvis family from different parts of the world.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2012report abuse
Yea i did buy it,like i said,alful design,hard to get discs out.
WayDownUnder (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2012report abuse
Awful design?..please!... JUST BUY IT. EXCELLENT.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 7, 2012report abuse
Cds are fine,the design is alful,flimsy & easy to damage. And why is the packaging so big,makes shipping high.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Thanks Lefty I'll print that off and keep it with the DVD
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Thank you Lefty!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Lefty : 10 times "thanks" ! Hats off ! Always El.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
EIN posted an in depth review of PFAP that's outstanding, including a breakdown of the video content on the DVD. For those of us that want to get right to the footage, here's where you will find it:
DVD Tracklist & Filmed Footage (Approx time)
1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 1 minute Good preshow build up footage
2. That's All Right - Complete, 2 1/2 mins
3. Proud Mary - Beginning & End, 1 1/2 mins
4. Never Been To Spain - Beginning & End, 3 mins
5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - None
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go - None
7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - None
8. Polk Salad Annie - Beginning & End, 2 mins
9. Love Me - None
10. All Shook Up - None
11. Heartbreak Hotel - Majority, 1 1/2 mins
12. Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel - None
13. Love Me Tender - None
14. Blue Suede Shoes - None
15. Reconsider Baby - Start only 10 seconds
16. Hound Dog - Start, 2 mins
17. I’ll Remember You - Middle, 1 min
18. Suspicious Minds - Majority, mainly last half with karate ending, 3 mins
19. Introductions by Elvis - 30 secs & Kathy Westmoreland
20. For The Good Times - None
21. American Trilogy - Most of last half from "Hush little baby", 2 1/2 mins
22. Funny How Time Slips Away - None
23. I Can't Stop Loving You - None
24. Can't Help Falling In Love & Outro - Elvis' final goodbye 1 min
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2012report abuse
alanfalk...nice job on the research and I am stunned by "An American Trilogy" sharing the top spot with "Suspicious Minds". I love Elvis' version(s), but it still surprises me to see it #1 with six votes... Concerning the DVD included from PFAP, it is great to have the footage, but why couldn't they have placed a mark on the song menu to show what songs contain video. I found myself not knowing when to watch and when to close my eyes and enjoy the music.
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2012report abuse
What edititing are you talking about? This is amateur footage shot with a single camera from a single angle to which was added the official RCA recording of the concert.
BobbyBrul (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2012report abuse
Mistake to buy again...and again the MSqG concert ! I never looked again the 3rd disc with the b a d quality video and
bad, real bad editing (my daughter of 9 is better doing home videos and editing). Why was Schilling too expensive and
therefore not wanting to do the job (for 5K....). Greed again ? Or poor mgmt from Ernst's side ?
CJS (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2012report abuse
Outstanding!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2012report abuse
alanfalk : very well said ! How right you are saying you can't please everyone .I think Wiseman means well but is, indeed, often too harsh and maybe expecting too much in general (imo). Always El.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2012report abuse
Wiseman, I think you often are far to critical in your statements, calling the producers arrogant, amateuristic people, who ripped us off once again, and at the same time you often get your facts wrong too, and then when you once in a while have some good suggestions, those are harder to take serious IMO. I can tell you from experience (I owned a gym for 6 years) that you can´t please everyone all the time, and then it is kind of demotivating if you are being told that you are doing a really bad job, when you in fact are trying to deliver a good product. As I have said before, I think this is a super product and to a cheap price . Having said that I too would have liked to see the blank parts filled out with some pictures or film even though these are from inferior sources, maybe those from "The New York Experience". And thanks to LonElvis and Deano1 for listing your favorite songs, albums and movies, but I think I was misunderstood, what I meant was that I would like everyone to fill out their profile as it is interesting to read it in the context of their comments on diffrent subjects. It was nice though to see that LonElvis have Harum Scarum as favorite soundtrack and Deano1 have It happened at the world´s fair as fav. movie, it shows why Elvis is so popular, he simply made so many great songs/movies that it is impossible to agree on which ones that are the best. For the fun of it, I checked out 71 profiles, and out of these 55 had filled out their profile, and this is the result: top 5 movie; #1 On Tour 12 votes, #2 That´s the way.. 11 v., #3 King Creole 8 v., #4 Jailhouse Rock 6 v., #5 Viva Las Vegas/Loving you 3 v. each. Top 5 Album; #1 From E in Memphis 11 v., #2 E is Back 5 v., #3 That´s the Way ... 4v., #4 Moody Blue/From E.P.Boulevard 3 v.each, #5 Elvis Presley/How Great Thou Art/In Person/Country/King Creole/Elvis/Put Luck 2 v. each. Top 2 song; #1 Am. Trilogy/Suspicius Minds 6 v. each, #2 Jailhouse Rock/A big Hunk Of Love/B.Lets play House/Solitare/My B Left Me/Burning Love/ 2 votes each, 28 songs got one vote each. I especially think it is worth noting that 6 people had one of the Jungle sessions albums as their FAVORITE !!
jim- (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2012report abuse
I just ordered mine but have checked out videos on Youtube. I can see already that dvd footage will get people interacting and making video's that fill in blank screen with On Tour footage or photo's,etc.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
Prince From Another Planet' debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at 187 and 148 on the Top Current Album Chart (Top 200 minus catalog albums) with sales of 3423 units. My guess is that total will increase some over the Christmas holiday.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
Ton & Benny are right about the DVD. Wiseman (under yet another new name) is our old marketing friend who feels maybe he should work for the label and can do a better job with his wonderful ideas such as the instant sales success by putting out even more 1972 shows. I know the music world is waiting on that one! Geesh. How is this release doing? Burning up the charts huh? What the heck does arrogance have to do with how a release is marketed? This is why I left this forum before but I realize I need the comic relief!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
I second Ton Bruins' idea. Wiseman, what has this got to do with "arrogance and rip off" ? Apparently you seem to be happy with the 2 CDs aren't you ? And why involve Ernst & Roger ? I could be wrong but I don't think E & R have something important to do with this release. This is a Sony Music release and NOT an FTD-one if I'm not mistaken . As for the DVD, ok , I can understand you find it annoying to have to watch a black screen, but have you thought using the 'cue/fwd' button on your remore control ? Nothing personal anyway ! Alway El.
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
The longer I have it the happier I am with it. I've made my own MSG DVD and now it's a pleasure to watch. How nice it would have been if they had gotten hold of the Bob Heiss 8mm films. We would have had over 30 minutes of the afternoon show in multi camera angles and some complete songs from the evening show, like Impossible Dream. Hopefully the footage will one day be remastered and we can have our ultimate MSG special. I would have also liked to have the complete nbc footage in great quality. Always nice to have something to dream about.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
2012wiseman, I agree that a better solution would have been to just put the 20 minutes on a dvd without the sound of the whole show and without the black spots, just the 20 minutes...even better was to put both options on the dvd so the fans can choose...
2012wiseman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
While I do like the improved quality of the 2 MSqGarden shows on new FTD.....I "h a t e" to view the DVD with all those black spots that last an awefully long time sometimes..........It goes to show what an "amateuristic" job Ernst1Roger did on this release....bad, really badly done guys ! My kids could have done better, you arrogant people who ripped us off once more hé ! Very angry indeed.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2012report abuse
I must say it's a beautiful release indeed and for a very reasonable price...the 8 mm stuff is very nice but unfortunately only 20 minutes...
Thorsten_Germany (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2012report abuse
I already have my copy for a few days but unfortunately no time to enjoy it so far. I'm very happy with the tasteful packaging und look forward to hear/watch the content. Without having watched the DVD I think I will do my own editing with the material as I won't be happy with a black screen for 2/3 of the time.
Blue Swede Shoes (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2012report abuse
Funny, this package is exactly what I put on my wishing list for 2012. The two shows remixed and a DVD with all available film material (of decent quality). It is a superb product and at a very affordable price. This said, there is just one thing I would have done differently and that concerns the DVD. I don't see the point in keeping the music running with a black screen 2/3 of the time when you have the same show on CD. You lose interest in watching. It would in my opinion have been much better to fade the music in and out together with the movie clips. After all, what you're after is to watch our man in action.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
Don't have it yet. And the DVD running only for 20 minutes with a black screen for the rest of the time is not appealing much to me... I'll buy it for sure... but maybe not now. Let’s hope Star will do their magic with the DVD, other available footage and nice stills we have from those concerts.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
Thanks, Jerry.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
The mixes on PFAP are the new David Brauer mixes. The mix used on the Franklin Mint Masters Box is the original '72 vintage mix REMASTERED by Vic Anesini.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
Is this the same mix as the Franklin Mint Masters box set or is this a different mix?
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
I'm back! My favorite list may change from time to time but as of right now I would say
Favorite 50s song - A Big o Hunk of Love and I'm Counting on You
Favorite 60s song(s) - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello, It's a Sin, Judy, and Kentucky Rain
Favorite 70s song - We Can Make the Morning and I'll Be Home on Christmas Day
Favorite Soundtrack - Harum Scarum (it's a guilty pleasure)
Favorite Album - From Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
alanfalk, my favorite Elvis movie is "It Happened At The World's Fair" and my favorite LP is "That's The Way It Is". How do you choose just one Elvis song as your favorite? That is a tough one...How about favorite(s) from decade? "Don't Be Cruel" and "Treat Me Nice" from the 50's, "It Hurt Me"from the 60's and "Just Pretend" from the 70's.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
I feel that Sony missed an opportunity when MSG had their 'greatest event' poll in recent years. Look at what it did for sales of 'An afternoon in the garden'. This set would have been perfect at that time. By my reckoning this is a little bit late for the 40th anniversary. In any event it's still a decent release although i'm yet to be convinced it's any better than the the two original releases to buy them again.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
I am glad to know the info, but i wouldnt have known otherwise, come on sony. Yes benny never know indeed. Have a great holiday everyone!
Andy_2 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
great to see some constructive and informative views on this release. Usually i would pass on anything from TTWII onwards but this looks a great and well put together release and as stated below great value. When Sony get it right they do a great job.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Mature : yep, I' guess we'll never know. Always El.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
There is no reason other than stupidty or greed,they were released at the same time,my main issue with the prince from another planet is the packaging,too many elvis products leave you with questions.
Yes im hard to please,but i think im fair.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Hi, AlanFalk. I listed mine when I signed up. Problem for me with listing is that Elvis made so many great recordings that at any given time my song choice changes. You have a good idea.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Jep, welcome back to Steve also, and reading older articles I can see that many people who used to join in the debate are gone, I hope they will start posting again so we can have an even more diverse and interesting debate in the future. And just a sidenote, I really wish that everyone would state their favorite song, movie and album as it is interesting to se how oppinions differ
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Hi Steve, really nice you made the right decision, welcome back !!! As for the 2 different releases, (not talking about the DVD, but the CDs), strange Sony chose the original mixes for the Legacy release and not the Brauer remixes (thanks for the info JerryNodak). Any idea why ? Somebody ? Thanks in advance ! Always El.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
So the legacy release is differt than the prince from another planet? wow
I dont want the prince release as i am happy with the afternoon in the garden release,and the dvd isnt my cup of tea.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
Thank you alanfalk, benny scott, and Deano1. And a warm welcome back to Steve V.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
The Legacy release: "Elvis At MSG" is remastered by Vic Anisini. It is NOT remixed. Both cds are the original vintage mixes. MSG does NOT contain the Brauer remixes.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
I am guessing the legacy edtion without dvd has the same sound? On the packaging,it seems some releases are going with the cheaper packages,the dwight yoakam release that came out a couple of months ago is houses in the cardboard holder like the beatles reissues,id prefer at least a digipack stlye.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Welcome back Lefty and SteveV!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Hi Benny and others thet have contacted me. Sanity prevails again! Glad to be back. Yes this is a fine release in every aspect. Probably the best release this year for the value. Get it!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Welcome back Lefty ! Glad to have you on board again. Thanks for the sound info. In a couple of days I will be able to compare with the original releases. And....... Hi Steve, waiting for your comeback, yes Sir ! Always El.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Great you Are back Lefty, l always enjoy your comments, which I think are sober and adds value to the diskussions.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
I previously swore off Elvis News because of some of the negative comments, but all seems well in this string, so I thought I'd give it another whirl. I guess I've been a member long enough not to cut ties. Anyway, I'm really impressed by Prince From Another Planet. The artwork, book, and DVD are stunning inclusions. No wonder major journalistic publications (i.e. Rolling Stone) are praising it. The sound quality on the evening show is better than the original release, and slightly more complete. The sound quality on the afternoon show is at par with the original release, maybe a notch less, depending on your preference. For me, An Afternoon In The Garden has the better sound (but just slightly). My favorite part is watching Elvis do the karate moves on Suspicious Minds. He goes full throttle, and it is just amazing. Overall, I think that this set is one of the best Elvis purchases I have made this year.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Hi dgirl (Ladies First !) and alanfalk : thanks for the info ! I think allanfalk's idea is a good one, and probably I'll put each disc separately in a slim jewel case . Always El.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Simply stunning! This is how I really like to listen to "live" Elvis. I take the DVD as a bonus. It looks better on a pc screen than on a big TV screen. Still so great to see those clips. It might have been a better idea to use only the songs that actually had parts of film clips to them. But, who cares, it's the concert performances on the CD's that really matters in these wonderful remixes.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Benny - just need to be careful when pulling them out. I think there is more risk in bending the packaging and making a crease. It is really annoying they are housed this way. I forgot to mention the book in all of this. The most comprehensive document on the MSG shows ever. A really fine book, but yes , the cover, what were they thinking?
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
DVD is a super crap! That's incredible...
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Benny Scott, I have also been worried about the risk for scrathes when pulling the CDs and DVD out of the packege, but so far they have not been dammaged, I am still a bit worried though and I am thinking of putting them in some slim plastic holders that will fit into the case. Regarding the sound , I hope that you will give us some feedback with your oppinion, I myself are really thrilled about the new mix.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
I'm very happy with this release. Sounds great. The packaging is fine, the photo of new york is very atmospheric - like a world that was as alien to Elvis as he was to them - like another planet !

The DVD is great but a curiosity. The documentary is appreciated but the press conference - complete? really? I recall segments in This Is Elvis that aren't here. But its funny to see the photographers tripping over themselves and very revealing the way Elvis is irritaed by the Colonels 'cutting in' and even gives him a weird look at one point. Were these signs of what was to follow in the dressing room in Sept '73? I wonder ...

The live footage is again a curiosity. i found myself looking at a blank screen for most of the time ( hven't done that since my college days!). As someone said those could have easily been filled with photos. I'll give it 8/10.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
Hi folks, will pick up my copy next Thursday. Is there any risk to dammage (scratches ?) the discs while trying to get them out of the package ? Somebody ? Always El.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2012report abuse
The CD's: Like listening to different (and better) shows. The new mixes deliver a more exciting and beefy atmosphere. I didn't think they could improve on the matinee gig. The evening show howver needed a lift. The original mix was too compressed. I was also surprised to here a few more vocal bits from Elvis during "...Spain" on the evening show which wasn't on the original release and makes it more punchier.
The DVD's:The 8mm was a treat but me too on using the entire audio for only 20 minutes of footage - unnecessary!
The Book: while the content is worth the price, the cover is a real let down. It resembles the aftermath of WWII or 9/11.
Overall: I just simply didn't pay enough for it. I just had to buy from the first store the had it.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2012report abuse
I've already got the Vic Anisini remastered version of the MSG evening show on the Franklin Mint set. That's all the MSG I need. Never cared for the Aftn show and I have no interest in the other "goodies" on PFAP.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2012report abuse
Its a fine release and great to have on the main label. See? Not everything needs to be an FTD release. I agree about the discs being hard to get out of the packaging though, Very poor design.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2012report abuse
Great packaging (except for the discs are hard to get out of the package, as mentioned earlier) and booklet! I just received mine on Saturday, but I had to go out of town for a family gathering and have not yet got to listen or watch the discs, but if the sound is as good as Lex says, it is a fitting release to honor the 40th anniversary of the event(s).
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2012report abuse
The sound quality is really something. I enjoy these concerts more than ever now. Love the video, wish he could have done more. But the great sound, that's the ticket.
Master Fatman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2012report abuse
Sorry folks but I was bit disapointet! The sound is very think/muddy. Therefor I prefere the old ones. The packing is boutiful, but is difficult to get the cd's/dvd out! The dvd...12 min.,... long black passage, not so clever. But the fottage is absolut great. Why did they not give us the possiblity to see the footage togethers or something like that?!
The question is blowing in the wind....
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
Agree 100 % with Lex´ reveiw, this is stunning in every way !! The evening show is so much more rocking in this new mix. How great would it not have been to not know about this release, and then get it for christmas, that would be the best christmas ever. I really hope it sells well so that SONY will make more stuff like this in the future.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
Just like Natha I agree with Lex's remark about the footage, but one can always chose between listening to the full concert with now and then seeing some image or cue fwd to the next part of footage. All in all great release, and, indeed, great 2012 Elvis-wise. Always El.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
I got my copy on November 9 by mail and I fully support Lex' review. Stunning sound knockin' me off my RnR socks. The dvd was great to watch as long as the video was on. I was warned beforehand, so it was not a disappointment and a warned man counts double. It is a joy to listen the whole dvd while doing some chores at home and at the same time thrilling me watching ELVIS sort of passing by. Lex' observation about the 'footage only' would have been a welcome extra indeed (with a few stills to not abruptly cut of the songs). Combined with the release of The Boy From Tupelo 2012 has already been a great ELVIS year.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
wonderful product. Finally the evening-show in superb soundquality! i agree with what you write about the DVD, Lex. Its not really fun to watch constantly to a black screen.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
My copy is in the post as we speak. Can't wait! Good review Lex.
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2012report abuse
Thanks for great review, Lex. I will definitely buy this one!

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