Finally, with 'The Lost Performances 3' DVD we have new UNRELEASED footage. After the huge success of 'The Lost Performances Volume 1' and 'The Lost Performances Volume 2' here is a brand new release which includes some amazing stuff, all presented in WIDESCREEN!
It starts off just like the 'original' release, with an alternate version of 'Walk A Mile In My Shows' this time the August 12 M.S. version is used, and it looks more complete than ever. A great way to start the 'That's The Way It Is' 'treasures' segment, which includes some ultra rare, hard to find camera angles, in an amazing new sound (taken from master tapes).
Next up is a special 'ISO Cam' recording NBC did for their 1968 'Elvis' TV Special.
They used a 'hand-held' camera so as to be able to fill in gaps or errors that might have been made during the live control room switching. Seeing the show as a continuous feed from one hand-held camera captures the live experience of this June 29th, 6 pm show like never before. Of course, the sound of the tape has been edited with EXCELLENT sound.
On to the 'On Tour Segment' which has some great new edits on the March Rehearsal as well as excellent live performances;
'Live in Texas' includes unreleased performances of 'Suspicious Minds', 'For the Good Times' although the footage has some annoying text in the picture, a lot of work went into getting that to the background, so it is now a better viewing experience.
Also included is some great footage from 1971 dubbed with sound from 1972.
The program ends where it started with some more, cool 'That's The Way It Is' rehearsals for you to enjoy!
As a special bonus three tracks are included from the recent 'If I Can Dream' DVD, how this time in FULL color. The 'If I Can Dream' set was presented in b/w for continuity reasons, which worked very well, but now on their own, these tracks shine in color.
Also among the bonus selections is some UNRELEASED footage from 'Greensboro'. The text here is very annoying, which is why they were not included in the main program ... it does however include 'lost performances' of 'Love Me Tender', Suspicious Minds' and 'For the Good Times' - all never before released!
Overall we think this is the pick of the three volumes.