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'!