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Elvis on Tour

Elvis on Tour is a Golden Globe Award-winning American musical-documentary motion picture released by MGM in 1972. It was the thirty-third and final motion picture to star Elvis Presley before Presley’s death in 1977.

A follow-up to the 1970 release Elvis: That’s the Way it Is, another musical-documentary, this film followed Presley as he embarked on a 15-city tour of the United States in April 1972. The working title of the film was Standing Room Only and a soundtrack album was planned with this title, but never released. (Elvis on Tour was the only Elvis Presley film not accompanied by some form of official soundtrack release, either in the form of a full album or a single). Elvis on Tour also contains vintage footage of Elvis’ famous 1956 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show

According to the book Elvis: His Life from A to Z by Fred L. Worth and Steve Tamerius, among those working on this film were Martin Scorsese, who supervised montage sequences, and David Draper a former Mr. Universe. The film was directed by Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel.

Elvis on Tour won the 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary, making it the only Elvis film to win an award of any kind. Reportedly, Elvis was watching TV at Graceland the night of the awards show. When he found out he won, he ran around the house shouting “Son of a bitch, we won the Golden Globe!”[citation needed].

The 1997 VHS reissue was negatively criticized because of the lack of the multi-screen images that were present on all previously released VHS copies of the film. As of 2009 it is also the only Presley film that has not been released on DVD, but it is available for download on iTunes.

Although Presley would be offered numerous films over the next few years, including, famously, the 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, he would make no more films in his lifetime. Footage from Elvis on Tour would later be reused in the theatrical documentary This is Elvis in the early 1980s.

Elvis #1 Hit Performances

This collection of wonderful performances by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll showcases 15 of his #1 US and UK hits. Culled from his TV guest appearances, movies, concert films and television specials – from 1956, the year his star ascended, to the 1970s when he reached the pinnacle of his career – this is Elvis at his best.

See Elvis perform “Heartbreak Hotel,” his first gold record award winner, shortly after the single’s release. Marvel at his Ed Sullivan Show performances of “Hound Dog” and (from the waist up only) “Don’t Be Cruel.” See the matinee idol croon one of his greatest love ballads, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and sing and dance in one of rock music’s all-time greatest production numbers, “Jailhouse Rock.” Experience Elvis in Las Vegas with an energetic delivery of “Suspicious Minds” and in Hawaii performing a version of “Burning Love” for a global television audience and many more from film and TV.

TRACKLISTING:
1.Heartbreak Hotel(filmed March 24, 1956, in the last of his six appearances on Stage Show)
2.Don’t Be Cruel (filmed September 9, 1956 on The Ed Sullivan Show)
3.Love Me Tender (filmed September 9, 1956 on The Ed Sullivan Show)
4.Hound Dog (filmed October 28, 1956 during his 3rd appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show)
5.(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (from the 1957 movie Loving You)
6.Jailhouse Rock (from 1957’s Jailhouse Rock)
7.Stuck On You (from the “Welcome Home, Elvis” edition of Frank Sinatra’s series of TV specials in 1960)
8.Can’t Help Falling In Love (From the hit 1961 film Blue Hawaii)
9.Return to Sender (From the 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls!)
10.All Shook Up (filmed during the taping of what became known as the ’68 Comeback television special)
11.Are You Lonesome Tonight? (From the taping of his ’68 Comeback television special)
12.In The Ghetto (Filmed during the 1970 engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas during production of the concert documentary film Elvis, That’s the Way It Is)
13.Suspicious Minds (Shot during production of the 1970 concert documentary film Elvis, That’s the Way It Is)
14.The Wonder of You (Shot during production of the concert film Elvis, That’s the Way It Is in 1970)
15.Burning Love (January 14, 1973, from the concert in Honolulu)