Wednesday, May 24, 2023

May 24 - The February 1977 Tour

The Cine8 import label released the DVD 'The February 1977 Tour'. 

Publicity stated: Cine8 returns after their very well received release 'A Medley Of Costumes' with their second DVD featuring unreleased 8mm footage. 

While Elvis his first tour of 1977 was a step down in comparison to the great december 1976 tour, Elvis still seemed to have the spirit to put on some great shows, while he looked far from his best during the first show, things improved as the tour went on and he started to look much better. 

This tour often has been overlooked when it comes to footage and so 'The February 1977 Tour' DVD fills that gap!

On this DVD we've opted to create a watchable DVD consisting of various performances from 7 different shows on this tour, matched with soundboard sound. On this disc you'll find complete performances of 'Fairytale' as performed in Charlotte, NC on February 20th, the only version of 'Big Boss Man', the two versions of 'Blueberry Hill' Elvis performed on this tour along with the rare 'Where No One Stands Alone', a rousing version of 'Polk Salad Annie' and 'It's Now Or Never' performed on February 16th among other performances. The DVD is rounded out by a few unedited clips, including a rare 'Funny How Time Slips Away' and a blistering version of 'Hurt' performed during the very first show of this tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy this release!  

Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / Fairytale / Jailhouse Rock / O Sole Mio - It's Now Or Never / Big Boss Man / Little Sister /Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / My Way / Polk Salad Annie / Blueberry Hill / Love Letters / Hurt / Hound Dog / Where No One Stands Alone / Fever / Can't Help Falling In Love.

Bonus performances: See See Rider (February 20th, 1977) / Love Me (February 13, 1977) / Jailhouse Rock (February 13, 1977) / It's Now Or Never (February 19, 1977) / Introductions - Blueberry Hill (February 13, 1977) / Little Sister (February 19, 1977) / Polk Salad Annie (February 19, 1977) / You Gave Me A Mountain (February 12, 1977) / Hurt (February 12, 1977) / Funny How Time Slips Away (February 12, 1977).

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Priscilla Presley, she celebrated her 78th Birthday today.

News from Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland is gearing up for a busy summer filled with a variety of activities and numerous reasons to visit. 

It kicks off with the opening of a newly reimagined ’68 Exhibit, which provides an up-close look at Elvis’ legendary 1968 NBC television special. The exhibit features artifacts such as tickets to the original show and the blue chairs that Elvis and the band sat on during the sitdown portion of the special. Along with a replica stage and famous ELVIS in red lights display, visitors can also see Elvis’ made-for-tv outfits including his famous black leather suit and white 'If I Can Dream' suit. With 28 TVs throughout the exhibit, guests can immerse themselves in video clips of the unforgettable special that launched the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s “comeback” to live performing. 

The exhibit opens Memorial Day weekend at Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.

(Source: FECC / Pascal Matteo / Graceland)