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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition” will make its debut on Blu-ray in August as a two-disc Premium Digibook, complete with outtake footage and the original cut of the movie. Warner will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Viva Las Vegas” with the release of a Premium Blu-ray Digibook.
“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition” Premium Digibook
“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition” is a 2001 re-edit of the original 1970 movie which captured Elvis in rehearsal and on stage in the summer of 1970. This was a substantial re-edit, with many fan comments removed, new songs introduced, and some performances taken out. The 2001 Special Edition has been newly remastered for the Blu-ray release, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack.
The Warner Bros press release specifies the following:
Disc 1 (BD) 2001 Special Edition and Special Features:
- Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is
- 12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences
- 1970 Original Theatrical Version.
Disc 2 (DVD) 1970 Original Theatrical Version and Special Features:
- 12 Outtakes – song/nonmusical sequences.
There’s no information yet about whether the 12 outtakes are the same on both discs or what they will be. The suggestion is that the original edit of the movie will appear on the DVD and on the Blu-ray, but there is nothing in the press release to suggest that the original has been subjected to the kind of remastering that the re-edit has. The reference to the “Original Theatrical Version” on Disc 1 will perhaps turn out to be the original movie trailer and not the full movie.
“Viva Las Vegas” 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook
“Viva Las Vegas” is one of Elvis’ stronger ’60s musicals, thanks largely to the chemistry between Elvis and his co-star Ann-Margret. Songs include “Viva Las Vegas,” “If You Think I Don’t Need You,” “What’d I Say,” “I Need Somebody To Lean On,” and “The Lady Loves Me.” The movie debuted on Blu-ray in 2007. This 50th anniversary edition will include the following special features:
- Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of “Elvis in Hollywood”
- Featurette “Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas”
- Theatrical trailer.
Both titles will be released on August 12, 2014.
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Linda Ronstadt’s new compilation, “Duets,” has given Ronstadt her highest placing on the US album chart since her 1990 album “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.”
“Duets” entered the Billboard 200 at #32 a week after Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She did not attend the ceremony because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease and finds travel difficult, but there was an all-star tribute to her during the ceremony by Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carrie Underwood, and Glenn Frey.
The “Duets” compilation features an unreleased performance with Laurie Lewis on “Pretty Bird,” and collaborations with the likes of Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and James Ingram.
“Duets” – tracklist
- Adieu False Heart (with Ann Savoy)
- I Can’t Get Over You (with Ann Savoy)
- Walk Away Renee (with Ann Savoy)
- The New Partner Waltz (with Carl Jackson)
- I Never Will Marry (with Dolly Parton)
- Pretty Bird (with Laurie Lewis)
- I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (with Emmylou Harris)
- Hasten Down The Wind (with Don Henley)
- Prisoner In Disguise (with John David Souther)
- I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (with James Taylor)
- Don’t Know Much (with Aaron Neville)
- All My Life (with Aaron Neville)
- Somewhere Out There (with James Ingram)
- Sisters (with Bette Midler)
- Moonlight In Vermont (with Frank Sinatra).
You can buy “Duets” now via the links below.
Linda Ronstadt – Duets
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Here’s the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Four Seasons.
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Pete Townshend has told Billboard that The Who will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a world tour, which will kick off in the UK around Christmas.
Townshend is also hoping to record a new album with Roger Daltrey and is currently in the process of going through demos to identify material.
Ahead of the live shows, fans will be able to pick up “Quadrophenia – Live in London,” which features a show filmed at London’s Wembley Arena on July 8, 2013 during the band’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour. “Quadrophenia – Live in London” will be available in June in several formats, including CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and a deluxe box set.
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