FROM THE DVD ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS IN PERSON - THE FANTASIE CONCERT 1969
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Elvis In Person: The 1969 Fantasy Concert is an incredible complete show created using a tremendous collection of footage to make a very enjoyable show. Elvis' 'first live performance in nine years' is finally in film format. The audio is as we all know it, the video comes from various sources, some of it well know, other very rare, but the overall experience is breathtaking! From the opening drums to the final song it is ALL in sync, even the talking parts will make you feel it is an actual show!
I must admit to finding that the 1969 'Fantasy' concert is a remarkable work that should have broad appeal - a big surprise. My initial skepticism was quickly overcome. This concert DVD should appeal to any Elvis fan that likes Elvis music to start with. With full quality normal audio, from CD, anyone can play this via their DVD player preferably then with the audio output via a stereo system. (And this is no diversion from what the format is) This DVD is well worth consideration for inclusion in your Elvis library for several reasons. It almost could be said that one reason is simply the bonus 'Laughing version' of Are You Lonesome Tonight, a very clever use of Elvis movie clips during the laughing break up part - and it shows you there is still much life in this over used 'bonus track', almost worth the price of admission (I can say this safely as I know there is so much more!)
In this busy world, I have found myself simply playing the DVD the same way as a CD (As I am doing as I write!) - after my initial viewing - but with the important benefit of anytime I glance at the TV monitor I am seeing quality and/or rare unseen film of Elvis performing on stage. And of a concert that one would never have expected to see on DVD!! This film and audio should amaze you and ANY visitor to your home!
As far as syncing is concerned unless you are 'up close and personal' you don't notice any thing different to a regular concert, such as Elvis That's The Way it Is, Elvis on Tour or Aloha From Hawaii, or even the '68 Comeback Special. And also I will also mention here Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert (Elvis The Concert) and/or 'The 35th Anniversary Concert', but more on these later.
But what about the format itself and viewing it closely?
The concert is what they have appropriately called a 'Fantasy Concert', taking audio of a concert that was not filmed and adding film from other sources. Sounds dodgy??!! This is why I say 'I was surprised', and 'my initial scientism was quickly overcome'. It is NOT. What we see is an edit of 8mm fan film and professional film ('68 Comeback Special, Elvis That's The Way it Is, Elvis on Tour, Aloha From Hawaii, '68 Comeback Special, Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert) clearly painstakingly edited to form a concert film.
Appropriately the very first seconds of the opening we see Elvis enter the stage in 1969 using excellent quality fan 8mm film. Very short but it gives goose bumps and sets up this concert beautifully. It is not the only time we see the 'Tiger Man' of 1969 in action this way via 8mm fan film either.
And we have an excerpt from Tiger Man below, and this has a fast array of different sourced film that demonstrates well what can be done, when appropriate, most times though the film is not rotated as often during a song, as you can see in the other excerpts and indeed full song performances.
Bonus Features: July 31, 1969