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Elvis Presley: Prince From Another Planet: 40th Anniversary Edition preview 

added: 2 Aug 2012 // by: VVN Music 

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A historic set of shows performed by Elvis Presley at New York's Madison Square Garden in 1972 is the subject of the new Prince From Another Planet. The 2-CD, 1-DVD set will be released by RCA/Legacy on October 30.

The release combines two previously issued live CDs (An Afternoon at the Garden (1997) and Elvis As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972) with newly found footage on the bonus DVD.

Prince From Another Planet takes its title from a New York Times headline that accompanied its rave review of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden (80,000 tickets sold), the weekend of Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 1972. CD two reprises the Saturday night show in its entirety, some 20 songs (plus introductions) originally issued on LP on June 18, 1972, just eight days after the concert took place. CD one reprises the (slightly longer) Saturday afternoon show, some 23 songs (plus introductions), archived and issued for the first time 25 years later in 1997, on CD.

The Madison Square Garden recordings have been newly mixed for the first time by respected New York engineer Michael Brauer.

Adding to the historic weight of Prince From Another Planet is an evocative 5,000-word essay written by Lenny Kaye, longtime guitarist for Patti Smith. Kaye actually covered the press conference and the concerts for his gig as music editor of Cavalier magazine in the '70s. In addition to his roles as a musician and a producer of numerous reissues and compilations, Kaye has been annotating albums for more than four decades.

Accompanying the two CDs is a bonus DVD that presents unseen footage of the Saturday afternoon show, captured on hand-held camera by a fan, and now acquired by Legacy from that fan decades later for this package. Rarely is unseen footage of Elvis in concert discovered, so this footage lends historical importance to the package. The film is a revealing portrait of a physically commanding Elvis and his power­house TCB Band, background vocalists, and orchestra.

The recently discovered footage is set to make its world premiere during Elvis Week in Memphis on Friday, August 17th, at 4:30 p.m. at a free event in the Elvis Week Entertainment Pavilion.

Along with the concert film on the DVD is another video document, the press conference that took place on Friday afternoon before the big weekend. Attended by Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, Elvis disarms and wins over the New York press corps with his good-natured demeanor.

Track List:

Disc 1 - The afternoon show recorded June 10, 1972

Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
That's All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Until It's Time For You To Go
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Reconsider Baby
Hound Dog
I'll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
Introductions by Elvis
For The Good Times
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
I Can't Stop Loving You
Can't Help Falling In Love
End Theme (Orchestra)

Disc 2 - The evening show recorded June 10, 1972

Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
That's All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
Introductions by Elvis
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
I Can't Stop Loving You
Can't Help Falling In Love
End Theme (Orchestra)

Disc 3 (DVD)

Afternoon show filmed June 10, 1972 (approx. 1 hour)
Afternoon press conference held June 9, 1972 (approx. 20 minutes)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Prince From Another Planet: 40th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Label: RCA/Legacy
Format(s): 2-CDs/1-DVD, DD

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