Saturday, October 13, 2018

October 13 - Saved

The Star import-label announced the release of the DVD "I'm Saved"; a ned rendition of the famous 1968 Comeback Television Special. Usually the Start releases come as a DVD-Recordable in a long digitized-pack. This release is limited to 500 copies.

From the press-release:

The year is 1968. After several years of making movies without personal appearances things are about to change. 

This new release is purely fictional and presents Elvis Presley’s Comeback Special in a totally different way; Elvis is hosting his own TV Special and tells his side of the story. 
Elvis talks about his career, first record and Hollywood. His personal life, tragedies, future plans and God, giving you an intimate look at his life and career in a way only he can. Including rare footage and home movies , original clips from the movies, and some cool vintage commercials from 1968! (Yes, the Big Mac also has its 50th anniversary!).

Presented in "True” widescreen for the first time! Not stretching out Elvis body or face, but all shots individually repaired for the best result! The opening is sensational and has a FULL version of Trouble/Guitar Man, including Elvis' footage from the Discotheque, Supper Club, wearing Black leather as well as the original version all edited to perfection! 
After the first "Elvis Speaks" part the show starts with some of his first Sun Records; That’s All Right, Trying To Get To You and Tiger Man get the special really started! 

Most clips have been re-edited for watching pleasure, for example the “break up" version of Heartbreak Hotel (second sit down) has been recreated as a full rockin’ version! Same goes for That’s All Right and Blue Suede Shoes; full versions without repeatable parts, making some portions shorter then usual but it all works quite well for the overall “feel” of this Special. 

The gospel section also has been re-done including rare alternate footage and performances. All songs have been re-edited. Elvis talks through the whole special and lots of rare footage accompanies him while doing so. 

We already can hear all the critics ... "Why include the boring commercials” ... but it is part of the idea of recreating something in a way as if it is 1968 and this special was shown on TV, including commercial breaks. Don’t worry, you can skip them if you like, but we advise not to do this the first time you watch it. 
All fans must agree that 1968 “Saved” Elvis' career, so no need to explain why the producers of this DVD called it: "I'm Saved".

Sit back and relax, and let Elvis take you on a musical journey through his Life. 
You’ve all heard the stories... Now hear the true ones from the man himself! 

Full track listing:
Trouble/Guitar Man
Elvis Speaks Part 1
That’s All Right
Trying To Get To You
Tiger Man
Elvis Speaks part 2
Little Egypt
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Elvis Speaks part 3
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
One Night
Love Me
Let Yourself Go
Elvis Speaks part 4
Heartbreak Hotel
Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/All Shook Up/Hound Dog
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Speaks part 5
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Big Boss Man
It Hurts Me
Elvis Speaks part 6
If I Can Dream
Elvis Speaks part 7
Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved

(Source: FECC)