Elvis Presley: Prince From Another Planet


One would think all the Elvis Presley material in the world has been released, but when something new crops up, it’s an opportunity to enhance and repackage older material. In 1972, Presley played four historic shows at Madison Square Garden, his first NYC appearances since 1957. One show was previously released on CD, but now we have two of the shows, plus an unusual DVD containing 20 minutes of rare 8mm footage shot by a fan from close range. What’s odd is that the scattered footage is synched with the entire hour-long concert, and pops on the screen at random intervals. Nevertheless, Presley looks amazing in Technicolor, and sounds fantastic. Bonus features include an excellent documentary regarding these legendary concerts. “Prince? Nope, he’s the KING!” (4 out of 5 stars)