Thank you Nolvis, I have this video and also love it.
The Songs That Got Away, December 15, 2002
By Anthony Nasti "Tony" (Staten Island, New York United States) - See all my reviews
This tape is made up of live concert performances filmed in 1970 and 1972 for the films "That's The Way It Is" and "Elvis on Tour", but were not used in either film. The tape features several stellar live performances by The King.
The first half starts off with a several live performances filmed for "That's The Way It Is" in 1970 at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. In this half, Elvis churns out stunning performances of "The Wonder Of You", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Don't Be Cruel" and "Don't Cry Daddy". Elvis sings a powerful "In The Ghetto" and an emotional "Make The World Go Away". The second half features several songs from rehearsals. This half features Elvis running through his old songs. Elvis goofs on "I Was The One", but Elvis makes it worthwhile and nevertheless entertaining. He goes back to his days at Sun Records for "Baby Let's Play House", which rocks and rolls thanks to some stellar rhythm guitar playing by Elvis. Elvis then delves into his 1957 number one hit "Don't", which is funny yet sincere. He then goes back to his first RCA recording session with "Money Honey". The third and final half features live performances from 1972. These are my favorite ones. Elvis kicks off a rocking "All Shook Up", which is followed a nostalgic "Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel" medley, which is restarted 3 times because the camera guy didn't get a shot of Glend D. Hardin playing the intro on piano. After this comes a stunning "Are You Lonesome Tonight" that is the highlight of the tape. Elvis's voice is filled with painful regret and emotion.
The show ten gets back to the happy tunes with a stellar "I Can't Stop Loving You" in which Elvis belts out the last verse with flare. After that comes a towering "How Great Thou Art", which is the tape's other standout. The video's closing live performance is a flawless "Release Me" that sways with midtempo country blended in with uptempo rock. The credits feature Elvis rehearsing a brilliant "I Can't Stop Lovinng You" with the band.
These performances were certainly not forgotten. This is a stellar tape.
ELVIS ROCKS, March 10, 2003
By L. DRAKE "LUVLYLU" (NEW YORK United States) - See all my reviews
"DON'T CRY DADDY", "IN THE GHETTO", "HOW GREAT THOU ART", "THE
WONDER OF YOU". THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE GREAT SONGS THAT WERE CUT
FROM ELVIS'S LIVE PERFORMANCES. STILL CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY. ELVIS ALSO
DOES A MEDLEY OF SOME OF HIS OLDER SONGS...QUITE WONDERFULLY I MIGHT ADD.
THIS IS BY FAR THE LEAST EXPENSIVE VIDEO I HAVE EVER PURCHASED, AND IT IS
ACTUALLY THE BEST. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF ELVIS.
NO ONE HAS EVER, OR WILL EVER CAPTURE THE PASSION OF HIS MAGNIFICENT VOICE.
I RECCOMMEND THIS VIDEO TO ALL. YOU WILL BE AMAZED...I GIVE IT 10 STARS!!!!
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WOW What a great tape!, March 2, 2002
By Mr_Joe "mr_joe" (Brooklyn, New York USA) - See all my reviews
I did not have high hopes about this tape but rather purchased it on a lark. This video turned out to be GREAT! Elvis does some of his best music with style and grace in this video, and I am more than pleased with it's content. Don't let the reasonable price fool you - this tape is gold!
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Elvis- The lost performances- 2001
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* I bought this vhs back in 1992 and what a great buy it was !!!!! - (nolvis-ian)
p.s.- there's also a really great just pretend etc.!
Last edited by nolvis; 10-19-2007 at 07:05 AM.
Thank you Nolvis, I have this video and also love it.
Thank you nolvis l have this too.
Yup....great collection of songs..love this to bits.....why isn`t it on dvd???
I have this on VHS cost me $19.99 new, then a few years back picked up several copies at a discount store for .99 cents each-gave them to relatives who like Elvis for Christmas. Made a nice gift since some did not even know it existed.
I can't believe I picked up three videos on sale at a local video store about 4 years ago for $5 apiece....this one, This Is Elvis and I forget what the third one was. Sure wish this would happen more often!
Sleepyjack...just do as I did......he,he, transfere it from VHS to DVD...vupti, you have it on DVD
Great DVD/VHS...I love it.....especially the "On tour" parts.....
My fav on this one is "Twenty Days and Twenty Nights"
Old Times they are not forgotten
an expanded update on DVD would be great
Yesterday was the past and tomorrow is the future but today is the present ..thats why we call it the gift"
"Never listen to a liar it takes too long to find out the truth and my time is too precious"
"Without you I am only half of me"
yep, I have it too.. good buy also. Dovey
Get Him, get him~~Hot D*** ~~ he's a Squirrel!
Nolvis thanks for sharing. It is just a pity it is not available here in our country and never got the idea it exist. I certainly hope it becomes available on DVD format soon.
It's a great video, Warner's should have included it as bonus disc on the new "TTWII" dvd.
Yeah, a great piece for any collector.
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
I've just found a user on YouTube, who uploaded these performances: