I started to do this in reply to Mike Hermenet’s comment on my Trilogy post, but decided to make a new post about it instead.
Though the 40th anniversary of That’s The Way It Is in 2010 essentially went unobserved by both the main Sony label and its Follow That Dream collectors label, I’m with Mike in hoping that the 40th anniversary of 1972′s Elvis On Tour will capture Sony’s imagination in 2012.
Elvis On Tour deserves a 3-CD treatment on the main label:
Disc 1: April 9, 1972, Evening Show, Hampton Roads, VA
Disc 2: April 10, 1972, Richmond, VA [my hometown, I really want an official release of this concert!]
Disc 3: April 16, 1972, Greensboro, NC
And then, to complement the above, there should be an Elvis On Tour: The Rehearsals – Volume II CD on the FTD label.
Or perhaps swap out one of the concerts from the set and release it on FTD, and put the disc of newly released rehearsals on the main label boxed set instead – since some may find three concerts from the same week to be too repetitive for a mainstream release (who are these imbeciles?).
After last year’s poorly handled Blu-ray release of the film, I’m not holding my breath for Warner Brothers to release anything new as far as Elvis On Tour video footage next year. I hope I’m wrong on that account, though.
There is, at least, some hope for additional audio releases to go with those from the past.
Thanks for commenting, Mike, and for the quick post idea.