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1977 CBS TV SPECIAL THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REMASTERED USING FRAME BY FRAME TECHNOLOGY

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST QUALITY SEEN TO DATE.

THIS IS A BACK IN TIME VIDEO RELEASE WHICH NOT ONLY INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL TV VERSION BUT THE EXTENDED VERSION WHICH IS 15 MINS LONGER AND INCLUDES THE SONGS LOVE ME AND UNCHAINED MELODY.

You have three choices in the fantastic DVD.

- Original Version
- Extended Version
- Bonus Features

ORIGINAL VERSION :

- Intro

an overview of the actual preparations for the show, setting up the stage, PA, as well as fan interviews, Elvis arriving on the Lisa Marie etc.

- Also Sprach Zarathustra

Up steps Elvis in the sundial jumpsuit.

- C. C. Rider

- Elvis Talks

Elvis intoduces the audience to the fact that they are being filmed for television. In the extended version, he goes on to explain that he is nervous, and a huge applause breaks loose.

- That´s All Right

Elvis introduces this song explaining that they had only an electric guitar and a bass to back him up when this was originally recorded.

- Are You Lonesome Tonight

He messes up the spoken part...

- Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel

At one point he says "Be careful !" to the female fans ripping and tearing at each other, fighting for the scarf.

- You Gave Me A Mountain

- Jailhouse Rock

classic rocker,

- How Great Thou Art

Gospel was his first big love - and it shows !

- Early Morning Rain

- I Really Don´t Want To Know

He finishes by saying "I love that song !" and continues "Fantastic !".

- Introducing Vernon

Next is a very touching segment, where Elvis introduces his father, Vernon, to the audience. He gets him onstage and lets the crowd applaud him. Afterwards he introduces his girlfriend, Ginger Alden.

- Hurt

He clearly loves this one !

- Hound Dog

- My Way

He introduces this song as being recorded by Frank Sinatra, and adds that he has to read the lyrics, because he doesn´t know them by heart.

- Can´t Help Falling In Love

"Til we meet you again, may God bless you, adios !", this is how Elvis kicks the final song off.

- Closing Riff

We follow Elvis off the stage, and there is a short scene involving an obviously distressed young girl, talking to what looks to be her boyfriend. Her mouth seems to be saying "Let´s go !" or something similar, and they walk out of frame. Elvis is then led through the backstage area, into his waiting limousine, and drives off.

- Vernon Talks

The shot changes to the front door of Graceland, with Vernon walking down the stairs and off, to enter the office behind Graceland, which is full of boxes, stacked seven high in some cases, full of letters from fans. This is Vernon´s speech, recorded only days after Elvis´ death. He is obviously struggling to maintain his composure, no wonder, and you can see the pain he is feeling over his loss in his face physically.

- Credits

EXTENDED VERSION :

- Intro
- Also Sprach Zarathustra
- C. C. Rider
- Elvis Talks
- That´s All Right
- Are You Lonesome Tonight
- Love Me
- Teddy Bear / Don´t Be Cruel
- You Gave Me A Mountain
- Jailhouse Rock
- How Great Thou Art
- Early Morning Rain
- I Really Don´t Want To Know
- Introducing Vernon
- Hurt
- Hound Dog
- My Way
-. Unchained Melody

Elvis at the piano, sweat dripping from his face, Charlie Hodge holding the mike and Elvis wowing everyone with a heart-ripping performance. This is truly brilliant ! What a performance, what a voice ! Legendary ...

- Can´t Help Falling In Love
- Closing Riff
- Vernon Talks
- Credits

BONUS FEATURES :

- Featurette

This explains in text and picture / film form how some of the remastering was done on this DVD. Impressive !

- Trailer