Please go to the following URL for more on the PFAP release plus interview with Jerry Schilling on CBS television:
Great!! But - am I getting it right that in the article he is labelled as a 'famed blues musician'??? Well... whatever...
Poke a little sock salad...
It's here!!!! Just put the DVD on
I got mine yesterday.
DVD- concert footage.
Well, this is great, the quality is much better than some other 8mm footage I have seen. However no songs are complete except 'That's All Right' everything else is just partial songs. The screen goes black where there is no video to match the audio. this could have been much better, they could have filled the no video spots with a photo montage of the official pictures that were taken. That would have been much better than a black screen and not hard to do. It's great to see what is there, but a too annoying to watch the whole thing.
DVD : Press Conference.
Nice, but we have seen it all before (at least I have) no surprises here.
Again, it's nice but that's about it, nothing new here either.
I have listened to both concerts today with headphones. The sound is very good, worth the price for this alone. I now consider these to be the best Elvis concerts I have ever heard, from an audio quality point of view.
Packaging and book.
Very nice, but the book really should have included all the official MSG photographs. Why give us just a couple? Newspaper clippings are nice, but more photo's would be better.
A DVD slideshow of the photo's would have been superb. I might have to put my own one together!
If you buy this package, do so for the great new audio, the rest is just a bonus!
Just my opinion of course!
Regarding the sound, i have listened to each concert two or three times now. I have also made a playlist in iTunes using Proud Mary from the 'old' as Recorded at MSG CD, the "Afternoon In The Garden" CD and the afternoon and evening shows from PFAP.
Listening on headphones the difference between PFAP Evening show and the old As Recorded At MSG CD was significant. In the new release the sound is sharper, cleaner and more exciting because the drum work is so much louder in the mix, and you can hear the audience more, elvis sounds even better than ever.
Comparing the AITG to PFAP the difference is not as huge, but still noticeable. Overall, it's so worth getting these for the sound upgrade. I feel like I have re-discovered these concerts now. They are now, for me, the true pinnacle of Elvis concerts. I am so pleased I got this issue, it's so worth it!
yes, I am going to delete AITG and the 'old' MSG albums from my iTunes library, will never listen to them again now I have this version...