Elvis Presley: Sold Out! The Rex Martin 8mm Collection Vol.4 (2-DVD)
(Pyramid Records) PAL, Code 0, Running Time: approx. 2:40 hrs.
More and more people are discovering this phenomenal DVD series, including even Elvis’ own associates and musicians. It’s quite a scoop that DUKE BARDWELL has written exclusive liner-notes for this new release. Duke, as most of you will know, played bass for Elvis at 181 shows in 1974 & ’75. His wonderfully evocative text truly captures the magic and excitement of Elvis live on stage in the seventies.
Duke can be seen in various clips on this release, and usually with a big smile on his face. And now after almost 50 years, that smile is there once again while watching this unique footage. Sure, 8mm is not perfect, but it was the technology of the time, and though it has its limitations, it now gives us the chance to experience many great moments of Elvis in concert that would otherwise have been lost forever.
This fourth volume focuses on the final years, and it features some of the coolest and most enjoyable 8mm footage out there. Three hours of rare and unreleased clips, all restored by some of the best people in the business. ‘Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate…’ – and get this gem of a release now. Presented as a two-disc set in a quality digipack, this is a must-have release that takes you back to that wonderful time when all was well with the world, and The King was rockingarenas from coast to coast.