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Sold Out 16

July 27, 2022 | Video

The Pyramid import label announced the release of volume 16 in the 'Sold Out!' fan-shot concert footage DVD series.

Pyramid stated: 'Sold Out volume 16' is out this week, and it contains some of the rarest and most incredible Elvis 8mm footage you've ever seen! There are several genuine surprises on this volume, which we believe is one of the best of the entire series. This includes ultra-rare footage from the summer '73 and '74 Las Vegas engagements.
There's films from seven shows from the '74 engagement alone, which demonstrate what a remarkable series of shows this was. Elvis looks good and his performances are energetic, and his outfits like the Tiger, the Blue Eagle and the white leather look spectacular on him. The big songs from the season are there, including 'It's Midnight' and 'If You Talk In Your Sleep'. And his interplay with the audience is, as always, a true highlight. There's also 8mm footage from various shows from Summer Festival '73, all superb concerts with Elvis in solid form and good humour. His stageside banter is, once again, a delight. Various songs here are exclusive to this season, including a menacing 'Trouble' as well as the incredibly rare, one-off performance of 'Make The World Go Away' (and what a lovely version it is!).

But that's not all. There's also several really good films from the '72 and '73 tour concerts, and they are an essential watch. There's much to enjoy here, including a rocking 'Johnny B. Goode' (neat harmonies with Charlie Hodge on this one), a tender 'For The Good Times' and a tentative 'Burning Love', with Elvis still unsure of the lyrics. Another significant film is the Los Angeles '74 film, which gives you a front seat at one of EP's best shows of that year. He's in top form, and he looks spectacular in his Peacock suit. Various nice close-ups in this 30+ minute film. And yes, even the ultra-rare 'You Can Have Her', performed only once live in concert, is there! The December 1975 footage is another highlight on this release, and it includes the best version ever of 'How Great Thou Art'!

Source:Elvis Day By Day
Gladyslove wrote on July 27, 2022
Yeah, baby that´s what I like ! Give it to me straight I need it bad ! Bravo ! Keep on bringing the volumes !
Gorse2 wrote on July 28, 2022
The one bit of film that really interests me is Los Angeles May 11 1974. This is IMHO the most exciting filmed performance for that year when Elvis was on top form with Polk Salad, and Fever for starters and great audio. However the film was mostly below an accepted par so hope upon hope this has been greatly improved but as I was told several years ago you can only improve to a limited extent..
Yaakov Schneersohn wrote on July 29, 2022
Amazing!!! The 1973 summer season is my favorite of all the Vegas seasons; it looks like with this volume 16, we're in for some nice surprises!
Stefan74 wrote on August 01, 2022
I love this DVDs and although I am a great fan of the 70s I would love to see a volume of all TV and appearances from the 50s all together.
Zarathustra72 wrote on August 05, 2022
I would Hope for More ''Top Quality'' August 1972 material and More August/September 1974 Las Vegas Material. Where Elvis Is wearing the Karate Jacket......Rare stuff.....And, I would add, More Actual uncut Madison Square Garden Material. We know it exists now and we know there is better out there. There is no point in dropping bits and pieces into these Sold Out! DVD's thinking that makes people happy. Make your product live up to its name.