‘SOLD OUT’ IS BACK WITH A BANG!!
One night in 1977, probably sensing that things were not going well for him, Elvis asked his gospel group J.D. Sumner & The Stamps to join him center stage. Surrounded by his favorite singers, Elvis sang the gospels that he loved the most, including ‘Bosom Of Abraham’ and ‘You Better Run’. He was now finally part of a gospel group, like he’d dreamed of in his teens. It was a stunning moment, and fortunately it was captured on 8mm film. No doubt this the most significant unreleased Elvis footage to emerge in recent years, and we are proud to release it for the first time on ‘Sold Out volume 12’.
There’s more from that final year, including a raunchy ‘One Night’ from May ‘77, a longer-than usual ‘Early Morning Rain’ and a powerful ‘Unchained Melody’ (nearly complete too!), sung for the last time and with great emotion too… A vocal tour-de-force that truly demonstrates Elvis’ greatness as an artist, even in his darkest moments. We’ve included a number of films from the final concerts in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, including semi-professional footage with SENSATIONAL close-ups. It’s very moving to see the Indianapolis footage and realize that these are his final moments on stage. This is historic footage that belongs in every fans’ collection.
There’s also fantastic footage from the great touring years, 1971 and ’72, with Elvis in fantastic form, delighting the crowds with a sincere ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’, a wild ‘Hound Dog’ with a rockin’ guitar solo, a superb ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with reprise, and much more. Up-close & clear, this is quality footage that you will revisit time & again.
This is one of our finest releases yet. A lot of restoration work (80+ hours) was done to present these unique 8mm films the best way possible, without compromising the integrity of the original footage. Pyramid prides itself in bringing the fans new and unreleased Elvis material every single time, and we are confident that you will love this release. This is an essential release and a true must for your collection. Order your copy now from your favorite dealer.
Note: volume 13 will be out in the last week of February.