Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Elvis Presley: The Great Performances DVD Release

On August 2, 2011, Elvis Presley: The Great Performances will be re-released with over 2 hours of remastered video, new packaging and never-before-seen interviews with legendary artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins along with others who were close to the beloved and undisputed King of Rock ‘n Roll.  The 2 disc set includes classic performances spanning Elvis Presley’s entire career – from his first televised performance to a concert just weeks before his death on August 16, 1977.

Footage has been mined from television shows, films, personal home movies to provide a revealing look into Elvis Presley’s life both on and off stage.  One of the real highlights of this collection are the previously un-released bonus interviews with rock icons Lewis and Perkins, Sun Records head Sam Phillips, drummer D.J. Fontana, guitarist Scotty Moore, Jordanaires singer Gordon Stoker, and television host Milton Berle, on whose show Elvis  appeared twice in 1956.

The release of Elvis Presley: The Great Performances DVD Collection has been scheduled to coincide with Elvis Week 2011.  During one of the events that week the top five performances from Elvis Presley The Great Performances voted on by fans will be shown at The Orpheum theater!

Tracklist for Elvis Presley: The Great Performances:

Volume 1 – Center Stage

  • Money Honey (Dorsey Bros. TV Show)             
  • That’s All Right (Mama)(Studio Recording)                    
  • Hound Dog (Milton Berle TV Show)                    
  • I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Steve Allen TV Show)     
  • Blue Suede Shoes (Studio Recording over Screen Test)         
  • Love Me Tender (Love Me Tender Movie)           
  • Heartbreak Hotel (Milton Berle TV Show)             
  • Ready Teddy (Ed Sullivan TV Show)    
  • Teddy Bear (Lovin’ You Movie)                  
  • King Creole (King Creole Movie)                
  • Jailhouse Rock (Jailhouse Rock Movie)           
  • Guitar Man (Elvis – Comeback Special)          
  • Suspicious Minds (Elvis – That’s The Way It Is)     
  • Unchained Melody (Elvis In Concert)            
  • All Shook Up (Elvis – Comeback Special)

Bonus Material:

Working With Elvis – D.J. Fontana, Scotty Moore, Gordon Stoker, Milton Berle


Volume 2 – The Man And The Music

  • American Trilogy (Aloha From Hawaii)           
  • My Happiness (Studio Recording)                
  • Shake, Rattle, And Roll/Flip, Flop And Fly (Dorsey Bros. TV Show)  
  • Blue Suede Shoes (Milton Berle TV Show)             
  • Don’t Be Cruel (Ed Sullivan TV Show)      
  • Got A Lot O’ Livin To Do (Lovin’ You Movie)
  • Trouble (King Creole Movie)                    
  • Mean Woman Blues (Lovin’ You Movie)            
  • Treat Me Nice (Jailhouse Rock Movie)           
  • G.I. Blues (G.I. Blues Movie)                       
  • Fame And Fortune (Welcome Home, Elvis)         
  • Return To Sender (Girls, Girls, Girls Movie)        
  • Memories (Studio Recording over Home Movies)             
  • You Gave Me A Mountain (Aloha From Hawaii)     
  • Always On My Mind (Elvis On Tour Movie)                  
  • If I Can Dream (Elvis – Comeback Special)           

Bonus Material:

Memories Of Elvis – Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Sam Phillips