Apr 19, 2022
Part 2 of our review of the 1972 documentary "Elvis On Tour" includes discussion on various releases of EOT, its audio-visual components, and pondering whether it has been overshadowed by Aloha From Hawaii. We also debate whether a potential Special Edition would be any more insightful or artistically merited for the mainstream given the known material, or if fan voraciousness is the only thing left driving demand.
Then, for Song of the Week, Bec tackles 1967's "Mine", reminding us a bit more about the lives and work of songwriters Sid Tepper and Roy Bennett. Gurdip, being a "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" himself, spotlights the Million Dollar Quartet jams of Chuck Berry's ode to men of color, and finally Justin rounds the show out with Elvis's sweet and vulnerable but once-neglected Sun Records recording, "Tomorrow Night" and learning the tragic story of how it was one of the last melodies written by its composer, Wilhelm Grosz.
Elvis On Tour is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and a version that restores "Johnny B. Goode" is available on many digital services. If you have Facebook, please make a point to visit the excellent "Release the Elvis On Tour Footage News" group for an excellent repository of history, information and photos related to the making of Elvis On Tour.
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43:20 SotW: Mine
1:00:05 SotW: Brown Eyed Handsome Man
1:16:20 SotW: Tomorrow Night