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From Sea To Shining Sea

September 17, 2022 | Music

The Millbranch Music import record label announced the release of the 3 CD / DVD package ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’.

Publicity stated: Millbranch Music is back on track after receiving raving reviews for our 2021 mega-release ‘Kansas City ´74 Revisited’. And we nail it again with a great concept of “Music & Video” in one set! We have worked for months to make sure that our latest product matches the high standard we set for ourselves. The result is that we are now able to present a new 3 CD plus 1 DVD digipack release for every serious “Elvis live in the 70´s” collector! If you liked our last year’s release, you will like this new one, too!

Introducing our latest “soundboard” release, we present three complete shows by Elvis and his exciting group of musicians from 1976 on audio CD. That alone makes a great listen but hey, there is one more disc in this set and that is the “cream of the crop”: 134 minutes of rare and for most parts unreleased(!) film footage in stunning and never before seen quality of Elvis´ concert journey ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ between his two historic New Year’s Eve performances in 1976. The DVD details the story of the ‘Elvis On Tour’ during the bicentennial year on stage and on the road!

Taken from the very best sources available, including a lot of footage taken from original film-reels, you´ll see highlights from his concerts in Pontiac, MI - Johnson City, TN (featuring the very first live version of ‘Hurt’) - Charlotte, NC - Largo, MD - Hartford, CT - Chicago, IL Birmingham, AL - Atlanta, GA and Pittsburgh, PA, with very special and lengthy features of his concerts in Fort Worth, TX (June 3), Philadelphia, PA (June 28) and Anaheim, CA (November 30).

Over the last years we invested in acquiring lot of original film-reels and early this year we had the opportunity to buy Elvis’ Fort Worth performance (June 3, 1976) - and so we did.

The 30 minutes of pleasantly steady, and pretty close to the stage filmed footage, was worth every dollar we have spent on it. The film-reel has been scanned in 4K Ultra HD resolution, so we could extract as much detail as possible from the analogue film. The outcome of the scan has then been carefully processed to retrieve the best possible result from the original film which was a little overexposed. If you compare the starting material and the end result after processing with the best available technology you would not believe how much of information still is there in the original film which of course had to be worked on carefully (and time-consuming) to finally enjoy it as not even the guy who filmed it back then could.

So you can expect something special from this release, and that’s the main reason why we chose to put Elvis´ two 1976 concert dates in Fort Worth as the main audio selections on two of the CDs.

And there is a third bonus CD that, presented in its own sleeve next tot the digi-pack featuring the November 30, 1976 performance as recorded at Anaheim, we chose this concert as it has its own special feature on the DVD.

Talking about audio: We decided that for our first “soundboard” release, we  would use today’s techniques to squeeze the very best out of those treasured old tapes. So we have used all of our experience and knowledge and professional equipment to make sure that the audio would sound more balanced and clear than ever before. Needless to say that speed issues are a thing of the past too. While processing the audio we had to separate the various elements, allowing us to create a stereo mix as a nice side-effect. Give it a listen and you will hear what we mean, you will enjoy it!

Tracklist CD 1: Fort Worth, TX -- June 3, 1976:

Introduction by Bruce Jackson / Theme from SWAT – Love Me Tender (Joe Guercio Orchestra) / Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don´t Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Help Me / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / Polk Salad Annie / Group Introductions / Early Morning Rain / What´d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Drum Solo / Bass Solo / Piano Solo / Electric Clavinet Solo / Love Letters / School Days / Happy Birthday To Bruce Jackson / Hurt (With Full Reprise) / Hound Dog / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can´t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp – Announcement.

Tracklist CD 2: Fort Worth, TX -- July 3, 1976:

Also Sprach Zarathustra / See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don´t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie /

Group Introductions / Early Morning Rain / What´d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Bass Solo / Piano Solo / Electric Clavinet Solo / Love Letters / School Days / Hurt (With Reprise) / Hound Dog / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can´t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

Tracklist Bonus CD: Anaheim, CA - November 30, 1976:

See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / Jailhouse Rock / It´s Now Or Never / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don´t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Fever / Bridge Over Troubled Water (With Break) / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions I / Early Morning Rain (incomplete) / What´d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Drum Solo / Bass Solo / Piano Solo / Electric Clavinet Solo / Love Letters / Introductions II / School Days / Hurt / Hound Dog / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Blue Christmas / That´s All Right / Can´t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Content DVD: ‘Elvis on Tour in 1976’ documentary:

Featuring facts, airport footage, news footage and most of all great 8mm film-footage from Pontiac, MI - Johnson City, TN - Charlotte, NC - Hartford, CT - Chicago, IL - Birmingham, AL - Atlanta, GA and Pittsburgh, PA, with very special and lengthy features of his concerts in Fort Worth, TX (June 3), Philadelphia, PA (June 28) and Anaheim, CA (November 30).

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Gladyslove wrote on September 17, 2022
Okay, I will buy it, even if it is for the film material only. There are even some fans who called this release a crap ! I enjoyed there last release, the unreleased concert and the footage on the dvd.
Zarathustra72 wrote on September 20, 2022
Wonder what Suits Elvis is wearing in these 8mm filmed shows?