Cover Art Elvis Live 25th Anniversary DVD

Here is the cover art of the EPE release "Elvis Live 25th Anniversary DVD" (EP-131-1675). It is available from the official EPE on-line store for $24.99. Synopsis: Elvis Presley was larger than life, and the Elvis experience is an amazing phenomenon that has continued to astonish a quarter century after his death in 1977. in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death, Elvis: The 25th Anniversary Concert Event was staged at the Pyramid Coliseum in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis is reunited with his original TCB band, back-up singers and musical director for a unique concert special. The program features footage of Elvis from previous concerts, along with his supporting musicians and singers live on stage together in Memphis. This one-of-a-kind concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers.
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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2006report abuse
I want it, I need it, I love it!!!!
elvis0964 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2006report abuse
I received this DVD over the weekend and all I can say is "Fantastic!" My wife and i saw the show in Atlantic City in 2004 and were wowed. We watched the DVD together and were wowed again. The absolute highlights of the show are 'How Great Thou Art' 'If I can Dream' and 'An American Trilogy'. Be sure to buy this DVD. I am soooooo glad I did. The sound is fantastic! And be sure to take time to watch the bonus feature. Elvis Lives!
Big Al (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 29, 2006report abuse
Does anyone know the song list.I can't find it mentioned anywhere
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 29, 2006report abuse
For those in doubt about whether this concept works on tv, it does. An audience-shot version of this show has been doing the rounds for a long time and is very entertaining. However, I'm very disappointed to hear that Act 1 has been taken out. For those who don't know, there was a 50s section with local rockabilly band and DJ Fontana on drums playing the backing and Elvis on screen, and a great movie section with the likes of Boots Randolph joining the band. I'm surprised this has been cut, as it would be an added reason for those who have already seen the 70s section to buy the DVD. I guess royalties were the deciding factor.
glyn (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2006report abuse
I've looked at the track listing and it appears that the promised 'Gospel' section is also cut form the dvd! making it even less complete than first thought.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2006report abuse
Again Justin, it's a matter of opinion. With respect to the vocalists, I can't see how they can possibly have improved as you say when most of them are singing their September song. Not to say they are phenomenal live today, but I wish I was there to hear them in their prime with Elvis singing Suspicious Minds with the wonderful J.D. Sumner sadly missing in this concert.
Instruments have improved? Well that's down to personal taste. Christopher Hogwood and the Academy Of Ancient Music record classical music today on authentic instruments dating back hundreds of years. I read somewhere that Chopin's Minute Waltz takes 1 minute 8 seconds on a modern piano compared to his era.
Recording techniques have improved I agree, but I think the way we play back the recordings haven't necessarily. To me, CD's don't even come close to the clarity of good old fashioned vinyl of yesteryear and I always wonder why Betamax never beat VHS. Many people don't have state of the art surround sound systems with DTS 6.1 or Dolby 5.1 EX and will probably hear it through their 2 front TV speakers at around 10 watts peak. With regards to the DVD itself, we don't even have the complete performance - act 1 has been taken out and I can't find anywhere what kind of audio it's being presented in.
Justin (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
When I said "you may nothing to know about music" I did not mean one's own musical tastes and opinions were heavily dependent to show if you were knowledgeble of music...but rather I meant..if you were to say that to compare both soundtracks and say the the manner, energy and personality of each performances were exactly the same...then your ear for music is a little off. I'd like to think that there are people who can tell the difference from a track recorded live in 1970 to a track recorded live in 2006.
In terms of the sound being fresher and superior I still stick to my guns and say that this new DVD has better versions of these songs. I think microphones, mixers and digitized recordings today in the year 2006 have brought the results of live recording to a heightened level to what it was in 1970. Instruments, vocals and percussion all have improved in the last 30 years. I just think that to say that the sound quality from a 1970 remastered recording beats out a recording from 2002 is a little off.
Although all the deluxe DVDs sound great...of course they do...they sound great compared to how we used to have them. But compare it to say any new concert DVD that was recorded with the lastest recording technology and equipment...I don't think it could compete.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2006report abuse
Excuse me for not being as knowledgeable as you musically Justin, but I too have been to these concerts and I know they are fantastic. That's a world of difference from watching it on DVD though. It's not live when you are watching it on TV, it's recorded. With regards to being fresher and superior, that's a matter of opinion. I think the new Aloha and 68 DVD releases are phenomenal, but what do I know.
Justin (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
Although we DO have all these concerts...there is that added feature of having the band play live and have new music backing Elvis. If you think the music sounds exactly the same---you don't know much about music. The quality is fresher and far more superior than any concert we have of Elvis from more than 30 years ago. The concert is edited in and out of the concert footage---it's not just a shot of the stage and Elvis from the screen. It edits out from the footage and live on stage. If anything..one should look at it a wonderful "Best of" of all the concerts we have. it combines Aloha, TTWII and some EOT in one. Nothing wrong with that.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
looks great! This concert is "new" for me, I have the historical 1997 elvis the concert (with JD Sumner alive), but the 2002 concert is much better picture and sound quality. I,m surely going to buy this dvd!
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2006report abuse
No disrespect intended, but unless you actually see the show live, aren't you really defeating the object? All of the tracks are pretty much available on DVD in 5.1 now and I would rather see all of Elvis than a giant screen turned on it's side. Is it a different version than the other concerts?
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
I surely will enjoy this DVD ! I was there in 2002. "We Sold Out The Pyramid" lol I like the cover by the way.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2006report abuse
I wouldn't have thought the concept would work as well on DVD as it does in a huge arena. Still, i am looking forward to viewing it myself. Luckily my 'must have it all', mate Steve has it on order! Hello Steve!
Mathias (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
It`s actually codefree or region 0! You can already find it on ebay!
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
I ordered mine yesterday. I saw this show twice live. First in Aug. 2000 and then again in Feb. 01. I thought it was great and I'm glad that they have this one out for us. Yes I believe that it is only in region 1. The cover does represent what the stage does look like during the show. Good cover.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
I think this is a good release. Just like the concert concept itself, it has something fresh about it. Once again EP is a pioneer, making the impossible possible. There is no pararell to any artist/band who could do this. I believe the DVD will sell very well in the next year to come..
Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
I understand from Graceland Gifts that this is currently only available in Region 1 (I think thats right!); anyway for the USA only at present. Anyone else have any update on this please? And I have to say, I love the cover, just brings those memories of those concerts flooding back ! :)
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
I'm sure there are many who will jump through flaming hoops for this. But I'm not all that interested.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
As a matter of fact, I like this art very much. It is not as overdone as many "designers" on the internet do. It seems like they love to use every effect and filter Photoshop has. Simple and plain works much better most of the time.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Cover art looks fine to me - after all, that's what the concerts look like (I have attended three in the UK).
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Gosh theirs hundreds of Elvis fans on the internet who could of designed and posted a better, more dynamic cover art in about 20 minutes! Since this is not for general release till January 2007 I would suspect a few hundred copies will be available on ebay real soon, and they wonder why these things don't sell - didn't we all learn a lesson with TTWII (SE)
Mark S. (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2006report abuse
Shipping & handling is a whopping $ 50,00 for this item, when shipped to the Netherlands. Just to let you guys know...

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