We all know the concept of 'Elvis Day By Day'; following Elvis around from day to day. This new DVD, 'Elvis 1969-1970' brings that concept to life through moving images. Using various sources this DVD creates a complete as possible timeline from the years 1969 through 1970; all very important years in the life and career of Elvis Presley. Starting with the winter holiday in 1968/1969 and ending with the very first tour of the USA at the end of 1970; all that and in between is shown on this very nice DVD. Using movies, home movies, news reels all is supported by the real singing voice and music of Elvis Presley.
There is a lot to see on this DVD and even for the most hardcore fan, very rare footage is included. Images not everybody will have on their minds on a daily basis. The home movies are fantastic: especially the images of Elvis on a horse in the summer of 1970 at Graceland. With patience and thought he gives the many fans surrounding him all the attention and autographs. Quite special and very complete footage. Great and insightful to watch is the February 1970 press conferencefootage. Also on the DVD the color home movie at American Sound Studio, 1969, the summer holiday at Hawaii from the same year (very complete!) and fantastic amateur footage from the November tour in 1970. Quality of the used footage varies but this compilation is obviously made with care and attention. A nice bonus is chapter two: here we get a complete as possible concert from August 1970 - after the MGM crew has left Vegas. Clips shot from the audience, supported by audience recordings to give a complete as possible picture. It really does give you the feeling of what it was like to be there in the showroom, even if sometimes the footage appears a little dark.
The concept of this DVD together with the variation in images/footage used with the real music of Elvis makes this DVD highly enjoyable. Much more than the recent JAT releases of 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips'.