Elvis is back in: THE WONDER OF YOU
Lots of fans were suprised by last years “If I Can
Dream” release, already considered to be one of the best STAR releases ever,
mainly because the new inventive approach they did on lots of the tracks, making
them more “alive” then ever.
The STAR team was overloaded this year with request of
doing this follow up, and now it is ready to blow you away!
This amazing set includes 16 tracks, edited to
Presented in glorious “Black and White” to obtain the
same “feel” as the first edition.
Again some “split screen” clips are used for a more
“story telling” experience.
Again, highlights are hard to pick, since all tracks are
very fitting and stand on there own.
We will name a few though:
A BIG HUNK O LOVE
The first sounds of the orchestra sound like “panic” ,
Elvis is on his way, THATS whats happening! Incredible
scenes “help” Elvis to get on stage, and bursting into this rocking song,
footage of both Elvis and the Orchestra are included.
Nice little clip of this 1957 song, Elvis was 22 when he
recorded this, (sorry Cilla) and did a nice rehearsal version in 1970, which is
used here, along with some “funny” moment of the same period.
I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY
What a great opening was included on this track....
sounds familar doesn’t it..?
The opening (bass) bars of the 1957 “Baby I Don’t Care”
were recreated, and every fan, immediatly is reminded of this great song.. i bet
some even “see” Elvis opening his arms at the pool in the great “Jailhouse Rock”
The STAR team took this to the next level, and used that
actual footage, to make an outstanding modern clip. Elvis can’t get this girl
out of his head, he has “A thing” for “Judy Tyler”... great clip, including
trumpets ...watch the moves!
Elvis takes his “package” of “Love Letters” jumps on the
bed, and starts reading... lyrics fly around as if we are “in his head” Nice
little romantic clip, proofs once again STAR can make something... out of
Must be the fifth (at least!) version STAR has done, we
all remember the “Viva Elvis” version, were lots of footage (even fifties
footage!) was used to tell the story....
This time, we get a very different approach... or maybe
not, cause this REALLY tells the story of the song, and finally the “fairytale”
Priscilla loves to tell, is being shown as it happened, she did divorce him,
maybe someone needs to tell her....
Wow.. how did this happen.??... this is the story as he
sings it... well almost...
Great edits of lots and lots (and lots) of Elvis movies
are included here, starting with a scene where he actually “reaches out, and
finds her gone” in the end it is all a bad dream ....
You really get the feeling he is “Searching” for this
girl that left him.... and there is lots of
(Kentucky) RAIN! Rated: 10 out of 10!!
ALWAYS ON MY MIND
Very unusual version this time, different angles and
rehearsal footage used here, some not from the actual song, but it al works out
just fine. When seeing this you can’t help but thinking it is almost new footage
“Gonna learn to forget you” ... Elvis picks up the
pieces left behind him...
Little sad clip but nice to see him in “karate” action
and looking back on his failed marriage...
I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING
Elvis luck in Love was not on his side... A tribute to
Linda Thompson is presented...
Hoping “This time the girl is gonna stay” we see nice
pics of Linda and Elvis, this song fits the footage very well, including rare
live performances, and even some backstage.
LET IT BE ME
Like “The Wonder of You” this really is about Elvis and
his fans, showing rare footage and cool edits, of the love from our man to us
“Each time we meet love, i find complete love” wherever
he goes, there are fans, whenever fans visit his houses, there is
Elvis... NOW AND FOREVER.. LET IT BE ELVIS!!