The new multi-part documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, directed by Thom
Zimny and airing on HBO on April 14, pushes past the larger-than-life image of
The King of Rock and Roll, portraying him instead as a man and an artist “who
wanted to heal, to find that thing that was always felt to be missing, and to do
it through the music.
The 3-CD deluxe edition box set offers an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis'
career as heard in the film including familiar hit recordings (“Heartbreak
Hotel, Are You Lonesome Tonight?"), powerful vocal performances (“That's All
Right," “Tomorrow Is a Long Time," “Trouble/Guitar Man") and rare outtakes (“Suspicious
Minds," “Separate Ways"), plus a bonus disc of additional recordings relevant to
the film - including singles that inspired Presley (Arthur “Big Boy" Crudup's
original version of “That's All Right," Odetta's gospel version of Bob Dylan's
“Tomorrow is a Long Time") and two original instrumental pieces composed for the
documentary by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) [Deluxe] includes a
40-page book of photos, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a producer's note from
film director Thom Zimny. (announcement)