Elvis Presley: The Definitive Critical Review: Due for release on October 30, 2006 is a 3 DVD box entitled ”Elvis Presley: The Definitive Critical Review”. It contains three previously released budget releases.
Disc 1 – Elvis The Early Years: Legendary Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore, Elvis’ long time drummer DJ Fontana and Elvis’ loyal backing vocal quartet the Jordanaires come together for the first time to unveil the events behind the scenes during the creation of classics like Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel and Love Me Tender. These are the leading musicians who actually worked with Elvis, shared the long term friendship and trust of the King, performed on all of the classic records, played live with Elvis on stage and appeared in the ground breaking television shows and movies. Also featured are rare interviews with Elvis himself. This is the inside story of the making of the Elvis legend with Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Gordon Stoker and Ray Walker including vintage performances by Elvis of Heartbreak Hotel, Shake Rattle and Roll, Love Me Tender, Peace in The Valley and more.
Disc 2 – Elvis The Later Years: This is the insider’s story of The King and his music as told first-hand by the people who knew Elvis best. Featuring live concert footage from Hawaii in 1973, alongside the first hand reflections of those who knew and worked with The King personally, including musicians Bill Baiz, Larry Strickland and Ronnie Tutt from Elvis’s band, Joe Guercio Elvis’s musical director, Loanne Parker the Colonel’s secretary, road manager Joe Esposito and Sam Thompson Elvis’s bodyguard from 1972-1977. The DVD features Elvis in performance including: Johnny B. Goode, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American Trilogy, Can’t Help Falling in Love with You, Welcome To My World and more!
Disc 3 – Elvis Golden Greats: Elvis Presley has been hailed as the greatest live performer in the history of rock. This is the ultimate proof of his status as the undisputed champion of the music world. These great performances capture all the thrills and excitement of Elvis live on stage with a stunning collection of tracks, which showcase the genius of Elvis.
Featuring: Shake Rattle And Roll (Flip Flop And Fly), Burning Love, Ready Teddy, Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Hound Dog, Steamroller Baby, Too Much, Johnny B. Goode, Don’t Be Cruel, You Gave Me A Mountain, Love Me Tender, Big Hunk O’ Love, Money Honey, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Baby Let’s Play House, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Heartbreak Hotel, What Now My Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Welcome To My World, Tutti Frutti, Fever, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Suspicious Minds, Peace In The Valley, American Trilogy.