Millbranch Music is back with its second release in 2022!
After the overwhelming success of our recent CD & DVD set "From Sea To
Shining Sea" we were able to obtain more new and great 8mm footage plus
a first generation audience recording from Elvis´ April 1975 tour!
"Tampa Wave" is a 2-disc set: The CD includes Elvis´ full performance of
the evening show in Tampa, Florida (April 26, 1975), taken from the
original tape which has been recorded by a by then "experienced" fan who
had a great seat in the 5th row - and his recording equipment with him!
For our last two releases we have worked strictly with soundboard
recordings, but since the Tampa show we got the original tape of is
really a very good audience recording with a lot of information
regarding the excitement of the crowd in the rather small building Elvis
played in (7.500 in attendance), we decided to work with it on our
brandnew project. After all, Elvis-Fans would miss a lot if there were
no audience recordings - some of them sound probably even better than
quite a few "dry" sounding SB´s - but that will always stay a matter of
audible taste of course.
The DVD in our new set has a running time of almost 100 (!!) minutes and
includes rare and high-quality 8mm-footage of the Tampa evening show
from April 26, 1975 (the same as you can hear on the CD) and more
impressions from the same tour with the concerts in Lakeland, FL
(Evening show from April 27 and the show from April 28) and Atlanta from
May 1st. As a VERY special bonus the DVD contains an absolutely stunning
performance from Elvis´ concert in Richfield, filmed at his magnificent
July 75´ tour (July 18). The quality and length of the material we
invested a lot of money in recently will blow you away! You will get 53
(!!) minutes from this show which is almost 80% of the whole
Especially in the last two years, there have been a lot of releases
which have shown some great 8mm footage on DVD. We appreciate this
development because it makes it possible for fans to get a good look at
what Elvis Presley concerts were like all through the 1970s and not only
at the time-frames of TTWII, Elvis On Tour, Aloha From Hawaii and Elvis
In Concert, where Elvis-Fans can watch professional material of for many
years already. In the last couple of years more and more of the old
private film-reels which seem to have remained hidden since the 1970´s
showed up - reels that have been copied over and over and later put on
rather bad video cassettes which have also been copied and copied over
and over again, losing so much information with each ongoing copy.
Nowadays, it is possible to work with those reels from back then,
getting great results in terms of picture quality (at least in quite big
parts) so we can see Elvis in all its glory on almost every tour and
every Las Vegas engagement he did and taste a bit of the excitement from
way back 45+ years ago.