Aloha And 68 Comeback Single Disc Re-Release

As to be exprected Both the the "Aloha From Hawaii" and the "'68 Comeback Special" DVDs will be re-released worldwide as single disc versions by Sony BMG later this year. In Australia Sony BMG will also release "Elvis By The Presley's" on DVD and CD.
Source: Elvis Australia / Updated: Mar 8, 2005 
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pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2005report abuse
hope these new single dvd discs sell as well as the double dvd set,as they will hopefully contain the "it hurts me" song that was cut from the 3 disc set and fans and the general public will be inclined to buy the single disc version as it wil be CHEAPER than the 3 dvd version!..who cares though-as long as elvis sells and does well i dont mind!..i will be buying my copy of the new single dvd version even though i own both the 3 deluxe dvd and the rare and deleated series 9 collectors american edition-which includes the 'it hurts me' song not included on the 3 disc format.
stevelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Well, we called them "Bell Bottoms" in the 70's. These were too big to be called flairs. I have to admit, I like the TTWII "flairs" better than the Aloha "bells", but, that's the way it is. Don't be changing The King! I am happy to hear about the new releases. The casual fan will buy these much quicker, than the ones with all the outtakes. I hope we see some good advertisements. Also, Scott, I agree with you. When will we get more outtakes from "Elvis On Tour"? We've waited over 30 years, so far. They also still have alot of unseen footage from "TTWII". How long will we have to wait for that? We're not getting any younger. Throw us a bone!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
I wont be buying these dvds but I still think its a good idea to release them for fans and and the non fans.As they will be alot cheaper as well.And I would not be very pleased if they started messing about with Elvis' jumpsuit in Aloha.I had flares like that in the 70s.It was the fashion then.Elvis' fashion in the 70s was tame compared to some of the other artists.
Jon Carpenter (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
I sure hope that ElvisNews will keep us informed if these dvd´s will include new material (the chat of Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana over the video on 68 and even different camera angles - and multi-camera angles on the Aloha From Hawaii, including the press conference). If these new single dvd´s will include the above then I will try to save up for those
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
Making an adjustment to the width of the flare on the jumpsuit is not a big deal; come on. They're colorizing films today, stars are lipsynching, and before they release the videos for many stars today, they're all digitally touched up to the point that the star looks ten years younger than they actually are. They even use vocal calibration techniques to adjust the singers pitch to the music in some instances. So what are we talking about? As for why release these? Because I never saw a huge promo campaign that was extensive with network television ad's to maximize exposure. I know the fans have all of it, but how about targeting the younger market. Many are confused today, and I think a lot of them are attainable if we market Elvis carefully. After-all, I feel an obligation in a way, considering the direction our youth culture is heading in general.
Abidaslam1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
Yes caseyiodine, why leave it at the flares? Why not digitally remove Elvis' sideburns, come to think of it just erase the whole jumpsuit. Oh and if you don't like the songs why not dub another audio track on to it of the songs you would wish Elvis to sing? I despair of some of you so called fans. Why do you wish to rewrite history? Everytime and era has its own fashions and tastes, you can't keep changing things a few years down the line. Nothing is perfect and never will be. By the way caseyiodine are you gribz with a different id?
scott (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
i'm sorry folks it may be a stupid question but where's all the extra footage shot from elvis on tour
DeLorean (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
The opening Trouble/Guitar Man sequence from '68 is surely Elvis at his dynamic best. Not sure the re-releases are warranted though, especially Aloha which is standard price anyway.
Dazcav (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
the 68 and aloha are great but how many times have we all seen and heard them come on you guys out there at epe lets have some unreleased footage so we can all chat about this release for years to come and then name and rename it,over and over ie one night, private moments, burbank sessions, lets hope elvis by the presleys puts us fanatics at ease or should i say let the footage talk probably all ten mins of it??? for another 17yrs, or until we are all too old to see any further releases
GM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
Personally, for both DVD's, my wish would be to be able to use the DVD 'multi-angle selection' feature to choose which camera angle to watch. I guess that's too much to ask
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
Amazingly Deke Rivers, I agree for the most part with you're critique. 'If I can dream', Memories, and the part with his 'medley of mega-hits' is my favorite part of the 68 comeback. I agree with you that the 'leg bottoms' on the Aloha jumpsuit' are too flared, even for 1973. As a matter of fact, I was 14 when I first saw the 'Aloha special', and that was one thing that stuck out in my mind. I for one, was a fan of the new style, but his jumpsuit looked quite exaggerated with the pressed plete and all. Overall, I do love these two gems for the main reasons, i.e charisma, vocals, musicianship, "On Aloha", and majesty for the Elvis legacy. On the other hands, with todays technology they can diminish the flare quite easily when they re-mix the DVD. I hope they do, because not only does the flare appear exaggerated and dated, it also makes Elvis look shorter in stature, so they should commence with this suggestion before they mass market this product as a single DVD.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
My wish came true!! These will sell far more extensively as single discs. They will have an enormous benefit for marketting Elvis in future years. In particular the 68 Special should really boost the Elvis image among the uninitiated.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
My goodness so much hype on these show's. The 68 comeback show was a bit of a mess Elvis looked uncomfortable in the leather's and to me embarressing with his dancing.The sit down show was ok,but how many times can you hear "Baby What Do You Want Me To Do". The highlight of the show was for me "If I Can Dream" & "Memories". Aloha again was an ok show,but the flares trousers,even for the 70s were wide.Elvis alway's did thing's to the extreme lol. I await for the barage of abuse.But I will say that I love most of Elvis' music btw.Although I don't agree with the latest single re-relases,when there is supposed to be song's still in the vault's that even I haven't heard,and I'm 57.
"Tennessee Saturday Night" for example (a hit for Pat Boone in the 50s) I have this on a vinyl album and it's great.
caseyiodine (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
Well ; I hope SonyBMG puts on a promotion campaign with an audio visual commercial blitz on network television, because then you will see these two gems do amazing numbers in sales. However, that will be the only way they will sell huge numbers. A major campaign will be win win for all: the record companiy, the fans, and most of all; for the Elvis Legacy to draw the younger generation in; 'In a huge way, not just in a respectful way. So, let's go!
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
i know you are going to hate this but when i bought 68 special back all those years ago i was amazed that i wasnt impressed . the sound and the musos sounded like it came from a dogs dinner all over the place . elvis tried too hard and he looked terribly uncomfortable . but he learnt from this special and went on to , to me to be the best live entertainer . just look at some of the live audience in ttwii . and then the immortal "gardens" and "elvis on tour" . though he was better in film with bossa nova baby , viva las vegas , return to sender , jailhouse rock , edge of reality and guess what they are film songs , yes film songs .
Pheniox (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
Ofcourse it hurts me will be restored, then everyone is going to have to buy it again, well i wont be buying it again, so there !
shaneleebrown (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
I think thats great news for the non-fans and for the fans who didn't want every second of footage - lets hope that "It Hurts Me" is restored to its rightful place in the 68 special this time around though.

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