Your Thoughts on ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS Special?
Well I thought I would open up a new thread to see what everyone thought of the ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS special that aired Friday night here in the U.S.!!
Personally, I thought it was very well done! The special really showed some rare clips and photos....there were several I hadn't seen before, which made it really neat for me! I was also VERY impressed with the wide variety of songs they chose to play throughout the special....a very wide mix of songs from all different periods of Elvis' career which I thought blended in well with the stories and photos/home movies!
I was VERY IMPRESSED with the fact that they actually used the footage of MY WAY from the 1977 CBS Special toward the end of the special! That was quite a surprise! Mixing in some of the previously unreleased footage from the '68 Special and the Aloha Specials was also a nice touch, and a nice way to help advertise those DVD box sets for fans who don't own them yet!
I thought the stories that were told by Priscilla, Lisa Marie, Jerry Schilling, etc. were nice and there were a couple that I had not heard before, so that was especially nice....it wasn't a re-telling of the same old stories that we've heard a hundred times before!
Overall, I have to give the ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS special very high marks!!! It was a very well done production, and I am quite anxious to pick up the DVD version next week to check out the additional 2+ hours of footage that wasn't shown during the televised version!!
What did everyone else think of it? I'm anxious to see what other fans thought of it!! :hmm: