PRINCE FROM ANOTHER PLANET takes its title from a
New York Times headline that accompanied its rave review of the King
Of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden
(80,000 tickets sold), the weekend of Friday through Sunday, June 9
- 11, 1972. CD two reprises the Saturday night show in its entirety,
some 20 songs (plus introductions) originally issued on LP on June
18, 1972, just eight days after the concert took place. CD one
reprises the (slightly longer) Saturday afternoon show, some 23
songs (plus introductions), archived and issued for the first time
25 years later in 1997, on CD.
Accompanying the two CDs is a bonus DVD that presents unseen footage
of the Saturday afternoon show, captured on hand-held camera by a
fan, and now acquired by Legacy from that fan decades later for this
package. The film is a revealing portrait of a physically commanding
Elvis and his power-house TCB Band, background vocalists, and
orchestra. Precious little visual documentation exists of Elvis in
concert, so this footage is an historically important discovery.
Along with the concert film on the DVD is another video document,
the press conference that took place on Friday afternoon before the
big weekend. Attended by Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis’ father,
Vernon Presley, Elvis disarms and wins over the New York press corps
with his good-natured demeanor.