- Audio CD (4 Aug. 2014)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 10
- Format: Box set, Deluxe Edition
- Label: Sony Music Cmg
- ASIN: B00KGMTJFE
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,339 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
That's The Way It Is Box set, Deluxe Edition
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Elvis fans were thrilled by a full length concert and album titled “That’s The Way It Is” in 1970, but could never before own both these amazing complimentary pieces together until now. This stunning box compiles the album, theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full length concerts which feature previously unreleased performances, rehearsal highlights and rare recordings all in one place. Additional highlights are a new 80 page book detailing the entire event including songwriter and musician interviews and photos. With 8 CDs and 2 DVDs plus the 80 page booklet, this package boasts a whole host of new highlights for Elvis fans, all in one place.
Top Customer Reviews
I don’t own a CD player so any CD’s I play on my Blu-ray player and have the sound going through my Bose Solo.
The sound quality is absolutely fantastic, stunning in fact. I was able to hear things on this release which I never heard on the 3 CD set of the same name which was released some years ago.
As for the picture quality of the DVD’s, again this is fantastic. You would never think this was recorded 44 years ago.
Initially when the press release came out for this set along with the price, a lot of fans complained about the cost as it were out of reach for a lot. Due to the hard work involved in putting this set together I personally can see how the cost is justified. It is certainly a must have for any collection.
It is by far one of the best releases to date. Keep up the good work.
CD 1 - The original album and some singles/outtakes
CD 2 - Show from 10/08/70
CD 3 - Dinner show from 11/08/70
CD 4 - Midnight show from 11/08/70
CD 5 - Dinner show from 12/08/70
CD 6 - Midnight show from 12/08/70
CD 7 - Dinner show from 13/08/70
CD 8 - Various rehersals
DVD 1 - Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Special Edition 2001 film)
DVD 2 - Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Original 1970 film)
This box set provides a very specialised look near the beginning of Elvis' residences in Las Vegas performing at the International Hotel in 1970 (though he had played there a year earlier in 1969 as potential dry run). As you can see by the film it captures Elvis at arguably his best (in physical and vocal form) after the '68 Comeback Special and before the slow decent into ill-health from around 1973/4 to his untimely death in 1977.
Whilst there are quite a few tracks that are marked unreleased, many others have already shown up on the Live In Las Vegas or Walk A Mile In My Shoes box sets.
I didn't need to read any reviews about this box set. As soon as I saw it advertised knew I wanted it. In fact it was more a case of I had to have it. And like the earlier Prince From Another Planet boxset. Which I think is truly great.
This boxset is simply AWESOME. Its just superb in every detail. There is so much stuff and the remastering, or whatever they did, have made it better than anything that has so far come out. I haven't read a single bad review of this box set. And I understand why. There is just so much 'new' stuff. Yes, bits and pieces have been released on various other box sets. But non of them, were of this quality.
7 whole concerts on CD. 1 rehearsal CD. 2 movie DVDs. Its fantastic.The CDs and DVDs are easy to take out of their slots. No messing with individual cases, This is Elvis in his prime, and 'Knockin em Dead!' Although he never liked being called 'The King', this is the 'King of the Jungle' as he should be. Caught maybe, but Wild and Untamed. This is Elvis as he was at the start of the 70s. And its all beautifully put together.
All I wonder is? What else have they got, that they have yet to release? Tbh I can't wait to find out.
3rdly - I actually like some of the "rehearsal" material. It's a shame that Oh Happy Day (for example) isn't better quality as it's an amazing vocal performance. 4th - I'm a bit of an anorak and having the Special Edition just wasn't enough. 5th (I'll stop in a minute - honest) - I was bought this concert on vinyl when I was 7 or 8 and I've LOVED it ever since. I actually think I like it better than the (whisper this part) '68 special in some ways because there are some of my all time fav ballads on here and Bridge Over Troubled Water just makes the hairs on back of my neck stand on end. It's a track I have to play at least 3 times each time it pops up.
I also think you can hear the boredom and I curse the day he ever met the dog catcher. I saw Jerry Shilling on a programme last week saying HE (who shall not be named) was "the greatest rock 'n' roll manager of all time". I nearly put my remote through the TV and I really need to stop shouting at it...the neighbours will have me locked up.
But I also think this is great value for money. I paid £89.95 for it (free postage) and I checked around before I bought it and some places were selling it for £130 (UK Fan Club - hang your head in shame). When you think there's 156 tracks on here - I'm sure many people will find enough pleasure in there to make it worthwhile. But only if you're a diehard.
I've not watched the DVDs yet (been too busy with the music) but suspect I've already got at least one of them. Never mind. It was probably worth it for CD1.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
elvis presley's thats the way it is album at it;s best this deluxe version is well worth having if you are a fan it comprises of 8 cds and 2 dvds well
packaged and presented... Read more
The ultimate presentation of the ultimate show experience.Published 18 months ago by George Richardson
This is a nice but Way Too expensive collection of recording from Elvis's August 1970 Las Vegas season, if you have like many fans do TTWII the final works then you already have... Read morePublished 20 months ago by kg wilson