Released by Memory Records and Dragon Heart Productions is the DVD “Rocking The Garden”, featuring both of Elvis’ performances from June 10, 1972 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Like the previous Dragon Heart releases this design is a bit too much for us, it could be a bit simpler, not trying to sell it too much with bright orange “advertisements” with the text “Digitally Remastered” and “Double Features”. The designer did choose two great pictures of our man for the cover.
This release contains original fan shot footage, dubbed with new sound, from a newly discovered audio tape according to the text on the back cover. The result; amateur footage (watching a very very old movie ona very very old television) with “professional” sound. To be honest, this is a release for the hard core fan, not really a DVD you put on to watch or show your friends. It shows around one hour of available material from the two shows, this is what’s available, and we’ll have to live with it. All fans who missed these great shows will appreciate to finally see Elvis perform the concerts we know from both RCA and bootleg releases.
Besides the concert, we also get all the available footage of the press conference, showing Elvis, his father and The Colonel at work. The quality of this footage is better as it was filmed more professionally.
A release for fans only, to enjoy the previously hard to get material of two historical performances.