Although originally posted as the new covers of the upcoming single disc editions of the "'68 Comeback" and "Aloha" DVDs the images above are not the definitive covers. Here is the information we received from EPE's Todd Morgan:
"The '68 and Aloha single-disc artwork announced on www.elvis.com.au and now posted on your site and others is incorrect. The artwork is a version proposed early on by Sony BMG's designers. The final art that will be used on the DVDs looks nothing like it. Both '68 and Aloha will feature a full-cover photograph of Elvis. The content details posted on the fan sites are from an internal memo from Sony BMG to its sales force, the people who communicate with retailers/distributors. The information is in "sales speak," intended to give the sales force the basic advance information and promotional talking points to prepare them for communicating with their clients. It does not explain in detail what the content of the DVDs will be, the kind of detail that we provide to fans in advance of a DVD release. The correct cover artwork will be posted on Elvis.com soon, along with content details that should be pleasing to the Elvis fans.
This always seems to happen with any DVD releases we are involved in. Either a sales agent or somebody not intimately involved with the production of the project "leaks" information before it's time and the information is almost always incorrect or misleading when it hits the fan sites."
This item was updated May 24, 2006 / 11.00 P.M.
Here is the cover art of the upcoming "'68 Comeback Special" and "Aloha" DVDs. Two years after the very successful release of the deluxe versions, Sony BMG are now releasing the single disc versions of 'Elvis: '68 Comeback Special' and 'Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii' DVDs in Australia on August 7, 2006.
Both DVDs not only feature the essence of the respective programs on one disc, they also include new material which was not included in the deluxe versions.
The Special Edition of '68 Comeback Special' features a newly edited and expanded version and video collection of fun moments from throughout the shooting of the special and a new photo slide show (total running time: 94min).
The Special Edition of 'Aloha' features again post-concert 'insert' songs and in addition (compared to the deluxe version) a new photo slide show (total running time: 87min).
The single-disc releases are focused on reaching the casual Elvis fan and Elvis novices who aren't ready to commit to purchasing the box sets and to get '68 and Aloha material into mass retailers that will not carry the box sets or any DVD releases above a set retail price. Of course, with any release, we keep the tried and true, serious Elvis fans in mind.
Also released this August will be the remaining titles of the Elvis Genre Series: R&B, Live, Movies (artwork attached for these is not final), so all 6 titles will be available as of August 7, 2006.