Having bought the special editions, 68 comeback and Aloha from Hawaii both are fantastic with great packaging and design,I really enjoyed the comeback special with the bloopers segment at the end.the easter egg is a Little disappointing but thats only a minor quibble.
ALOHA FROM HAWAII EASTER EGG
This is much better featuring both 1972 press conferences,The sept 72 Hilton hotel las Vegas press conference, the Hawaiian hotel village press conference and some alternative angle footage of Elvis arriving.the Hawaiian hotel footage is brief with Elvis telling the press he's going to do his best on the special and put on a good hours entertainment.
The best footage is the SEPT 72 HILTON HOTEL FOOTAGE Where Elvis can be seen with RCA president Rocco laginestra stood in front of the Elvis summer festival hats with all the country's names written on them from all around the world, this brings it home as just to how big this concert was, going out live by satellite to over one billion people and you realize that only ELVIS PRESLEY had the the world wide recognition and popularity to pull it of as he was known all over the world.
Elvis is wearing a white suit with black leather pockets one of the coolest outfits you will ever see. Elvis and Rocco are both seated and Elvis is asked some questions by Rocco and the press,Elvis says it's hard to comprehend all this happening in fifteen years he sounds tired which he probably was after doing two shows a day for 6-8 weeks straight, a member of the press asks how do you pace yourself, Elvis replies i vocalize and exercise every day if I'm working or not, it's hard work but worth it.Elvis also explains he likes the electricity thats generated by a live concert and the crowd and how he likes to get a rapport with the audience,asked if he had more of a rapport now than when he started out Elvis replies i couldn't answer that.
colonel parker is just out of camera shot with an eye on all the proceedings,some nice shots of the Hilton hotel and a Elvis marque.
The arrival footage is not as good as the deluxe version,the Hilton footage is the real deal for me.it's a shame that the easter egg footage wasn't on the deluxe version, but with the insert songs and a good photo gallery this adds up to a more richly rewarding aloha experience,great stuff MY BOY
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