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January, That's The Way It Is

December 23, 2008 | Music

The International import label announced that their six CD / three DVD / book release "That's The Way It Is - The Complete Works" will be released January 2009.

Brian Quinn wrote on December 23, 2008
A good product but I suspect it will be too expensive for most fans.
pallep3 wrote on December 24, 2008
Also too incomplete
JimmyCool wrote on December 24, 2008
benny scott wrote on December 25, 2008
Like Jimmy Cool wonders, so do I! So hello pallep3, why incomplete ? Always El.
pallep3 wrote on December 26, 2008
Why?? Three dvd's - honestly, three dvd's. Heck, there is a boxset floating around, propably on Ebay and places like that, with 30 (or more, at least 31 if I recall correctly - I haven't purchased it yet) dvd's, which is propably all the video recording that was done for That's The Way It Is (granted, no cd's from the shows but still). I have no idea whether the audio cd's are complete - but I'm not going to touch this release with a ten foot pole, because it's a complete lie what is stated on the box ("Complete works"), as this is not a complete set. Oh, and yeah - ElvisNews, this comment of mine is in relation to the story, so no warning (again!) is needed - neither the first two times!!
Harvey Alexander wrote on December 26, 2008
The 30 / 31 disc set you speak of contains a lot of the same stuff over and over again from different angles. In pretty lousy quality too. I've heard that the quality of this new set is very good but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm looking forward to watching it as I eat lots of pizza pie.
JerryNodak wrote on December 27, 2008
I've got the 2 disc TTWII DVD released by Warner a few years ago. That's enough for me.
KingCadillac wrote on December 30, 2008
Why couldn't Turner/WarnerBros/EPE and BMG not release such a complete Box of 6 or 9 DVDs with Elvis' voice as filmed by MGM in those days ? Would bring better qulity for sure to fans that want to see everything that was filmed during ALL shows and complete rehearsal works ! It could be marketed perhaps in 2009 when Turner finally agrees and decides to re-release the TTWIWas Movie on DVD ...with a special DVD box for FTD customers and buyers (perhaps half a million fans want to buy such great unseen product). Good sales forecast for ALL involved.
genedin wrote on January 02, 2009
im gonna welcome this set if only for the 3 unreleased shows there gonna give us. i know the songs are the same but for some reason the shows always differ somehow. and if they cleaned up the material itll be great to watch im sure
JLpResLey wrote on January 03, 2009
Don´t get me wrong, I love TTWII, and I think this is a good (but expensive) idea. But, it´s Elvis on tour that people wants, I think so. If this release live up to its word (the complete work), then every show of Comeback special, that´s the way it is and aloha is released as a dvd. The natural thing to do now would have been to release Elvis on tour and perhaps even Elvis in concert. Is it going to happen? Probably not