No Comeback And Aloha Single Disc Cover Art - Updated

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. ------------------- Original update: 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.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: May 24, 2006 
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MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2006report abuse
What do they mean by fun moments ? also if you listen to the hawaii cds you can here Elvis swearing at glen d , on the box set i didnt see it did you?
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2006report abuse
You might as well buy the box sets there will be no price difference now these dvds are well discounted now all most half of the price i paid when they first came out
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2006report abuse
JerryNodak - You miss my point. When I mean single releases, I mean just that. Just the show with no extras for the casual fan who wants just the original show. By throwing a few extras in there that werent in the deluxe editions, I feel we , (the more serious Elvis fan) are being made to buy these again just for the few extras. I'm sure the powers that be could have included all the extras in the deluxe editions (such as Its Hurts Me) the first time around so we woulnt need to buy these single editions. Its been this way with RCA/BMG/EPE for years. Apprarently enough of us are lured in, or they would stop this insanity.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2006report abuse
Glad these are not the covers. The single disc versions should sell better than the delux versions as they will appeal to a broader market. I hope they stagger the release of the 2 DVD's to allow the possibility of them both getting to #1. It would be great if they would tie in promotion of the albums at the same time.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2006report abuse
again, the same cd's. I have already 3 Aloha-cd's (2x the final show, 1x the rehearsal). Don't need for the third time the final show. Waist of money.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2006report abuse
I hope that they change the cover and take photos of the shows, thanks EPE. There are so many scences they can choose from and: Elvis looked good at the Aloha show and later that month he loose more weight and looked fantastic, too ! I just don´t like the covers of the first release nearly two years ago. I call it a crap, both, the first and this one but hopefully they Will change the covers that looks better visual cause the first look is it if someone will buy this DVDs.
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2006report abuse
Thank you EPE - I would strongly suggest you find the insidious person who designed that Aloha cover and the guy(s) who approved of it and fire them ! They are either ignorant, not bothered or just trying to to take the mickey out of us fans. Wonder what the logic was " the paunch would be instantly recognised ..." ? This is not the first time that a bloated face or paunch has been introduced into a cover art when Elvis was physically looking great.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
It's probably good that they do, if they are not by design anyway. We wouldn't sit still for that that Aloha "gut" shot,ever. Thanks for the response!
EPE (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
The text is basic promotional talking points provided by Sony BMG to its sales force to prepare them for communicating with distributors/retailers. The full details of the DVD content will be posted on Elvis.com soon and should not create quite such a negative response. But, then some of you bash us no matter what ;-) The cover art is not correct. It's a version proposed by designers a while back. Actually, both DVDs will have a full-cover photograph of Elvis.

We have sent a more detailed response to the ElvisNews.com staff and to the staff of the elvis.com.au site, who originated this news posting that is making it around to the various fan sites. We know ElvisNews.com will be posting that e-mail and we hope that elvis.com.au will be responsive and do so as well. Why do these misleading and irritating leaks ALWAYS seem to happen? Oy.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
Stu is correct: That ALOHA cover does evoke the infamous" "Fat Elvis" that so many are quick to jump on. Change that quick, BMG! What's wrong with a real shot of him anyway? He looked great for the special. And Jerry's right (unless they add new material, which is very Colonel-like), there is a need for these single-disc (cheaper) versions for more casual or budget-conscious fans.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
Steve V: These ARE single disc releases for the casual fan!!
stu (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
I dont like the Aloha cover. It looks like a impersonator with a paunch to me. Hope it gets changed before release. I look forward to both these releases, they will be excellent value and should bring in a lot of new fans!! Also they will be perfect for TV.
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
Bravo.......BMG your really Great, the Colonel would be PROUD of you your better at making a buck/euro then he was all he did was Create "elvis-stein" you made him live forever, that Lightning Bolt in the TCB is what did it it...keep it up we have billions to spend on this stuff, now you gotta get the christmas as all shook up tapes....hurry i have money to spend.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
I agree, it`s sort of a very disapointing attempt in order to catch my attention as far as I`m concerned regarding these 2 DVD`s. I rather look forward to the release of the "On tour" special edition. Any update about it ?
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
C'mon not again! Another release with 'new' material to get more $$$ from the fans? Why couldnt they put all known material into the deluxe releases (isnt that what they are for?) and just make single releases for casual fans who just want the original show? I feel we are being made suckers once again. They know a certain number of us will buy this for an extra few minutes of new material. If it's not CDs it's DVDs. Enough!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
I'll buy the single disc version of '68 Comeback if it now includes It Hurts Me as a part of the Road Medley. I'm okay with Aloha as is.
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
"A new photo slide show" being the only addition to Aloha, this is hardly "a collectors dream come true" (that would include press conferences, interviews with band members, producers, fans who attended the concerts et cetera).
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2006report abuse
Newly edited and expaned version of both DVDs ? A must have and a collectors dream come true. I just can´t wait to get it, sadly we have to wait till BMG will release it, so hurry up, BMG fellas !

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