The 1977 CBS TV Special is in perfect quality, a very special treat for fans. For the first time ever, using a 1st Generation digital copy of a TV Station tape, (originally used to broadcast 'The Special' in October 1977) it has been re-mastered frame by frame and now finally, released to fans to watch this in all its glory!
'We're here to entertain you, and to make you happy. So just enjoy yourself, and leave the driving to us' said Elvis to an adoring crowd on his last tour. Elvis had been doing just that for over 20 years - entertaining his fans and making them happy. Two shows were filmed by CBS on what was to be Elvis' last concert tour. The June 19 appearance in Omaha, Nebraska and the June 21 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Only three songs were used from the Omaha performance in the final special, which was broadcast on October 3, 1977.
'If you haven't guessed by now, you're on television' Elvis said with a characteristic grin to the audience at the June 21 show. 'Don't let the lights and cameras throw you, and try not to throw the lights and cameras if you can help it'. Elvis In Concert was Elvis' first filmed production in four years after the blockbuster Aloha From Hawaii television special. The contrast in his appearance between the two shows is striking. He was obviously way overweight, said Elvis' friend Joe Esposito, a few years after Elvis' death. Although he did look ill during the filming was the magic still there. Elvis was also still singing great! Just hear Elvis singing thru touching and powerful performances of songs like How Great Thou Art and his latest RCA single Hurt.
Opening Credits Incl. Fans' Comments,
Stage Setup and Elvis' Arrival At Airport
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
That's All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
How Great Thou Art
Early Mornin' Rain I Really Don't Want To Know
Introduction Of Vernon Presley & Ginger Alden
Can't Help Falling In Love (Vernon Presley Interview Inserted)
Special Message From Vernon Presley
CBS TV Trailer (October 2, 1977)
Playing time 55 min. Director: Dwight Hemion Writer: Annett Wolf