Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30 - The February 1977 Tour

The Rock Legends importable announced the release of "The February 1977 Tour - An Audiovisual Documentary - Volume I".

From the press-release:
Rock Legends is proud to announce a new series of concert themed volumes that would make perfect companions to your FTD book collection. The first book of this series is mainly about the first tour of 1977. The February, 1977 Tour is an audiovisual document exploring the first shows of 1977 in a photographic manner along with several performances recorded live during some of the events which are featured on the bonus CD.
The book also takes a brief glimpse into the last tour of 1976 with rare photos of the five related shows and then an overview of two shows from the first 1977 tour, focusing on West Palm Beach, Fl. and Montgomery, AL. Finally, a more in-depth insight to the Charlotte, North Carolina concert in the way of rare photos and a live CD recording!

This photographic document features many unpublished images throughout that will be appreciated by photo collectors and fans around the world. This first volume of the February 1977 tour is 24,5 x 24,5 cm, 192 full color pages with a matt laminated hard cover binding, professional 150 grams silk paper and superb design.

New 'On Tour' Footage on eBay

A mouth-watering offer - Brand New unreleased footage from Elvis On Tour! The seller notes that "I will be listing over 70 boxes of 16mm and 35mm from this estate".
On Ebay - This is a one of a kind reel of film here! 400ft Kodachrome silent. This is original lost 16mm film footage shot for the Golden Globe winning 1972 Elvis On Tour film but not in the final cut of the film. Below is a watermarked video of the film that was shot with an iphone during projection. The quality will of course be much higher when professionally transferred. The commercially released version of the film used a split screen format which used footage from multiple cameras at the same time. The film leader is marked "White costume Elvis on stage J2/33 59063-805 Elvis head roll 46.

This footage has not been transferred and the winning bidder will have a one of a kind piece of Elvis memorabilia.  - This was obtained from the estate of Emmy nominated John Detra.

  • The "Heart And Soul" album re-enters the Billboard Top Catalog Album Chart at #50 for the week ending October 10, 2015. It also rises from #18 to #13 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
  • The "Forever Elvis" CD drops from #16 to #23 on the Top Country Album Chart.
  • The CD “The Real… Elvis” climbed from #93 to #77 on the irish Album chart. 
  • The re-issue of the “Elvis Live In Las Vegas” 4 CD set entered the Dutch Album charts at #63. 
  • The DVD "Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll" climbed from #40 to #27 on the Australian Music DVD chart.The 6-DVD-Box "The Elvis Collection" re-entered the Official UK Music DVD chart at #44.
(Source: FECC / Elvis Information Network / Aria Charts / The King's World / Official UK Chart Company)