Elvis Presley genuinely loved his fans. And it went beyond the usual ‘appreciate that you like my work’ type of admiration. It was a real love affair that went both ways. It was always fun to see that special connection during shows, and on our latest release, there are plenty of those special ‘Elvis moments’. During one of the shows on Sold Out volume 9, Elvis receives a ‘kissing permit’ from a fan. His reaction is classic Elvis! In another clip, the stage gets stormed by excited women, including one in a bikini, and it takes the full force of the Memphis Mafia to help Elvis out of that situation! And in yet another clip, he receives a poster of the classic Tampa ’55 publicity shot, and he laughingly says, “I was a spastic weirdo back then!”. Classic Elvis moments that put a smile on your face.
And once again there’s plenty of superb footage that remind us of his greatness as a live performer. Chicago ’72 really captures the electricity and excitement of Elvis on stage - with a sensational karate demonstration to boot. The fantastic Baltimore footage is some of the best from the November ’71 tour