New Boxcar - Digi Pack Collection Cancelled January 25, 2011
A lot has been said about The Final Curtain box, but I never read anything about the few differences in the Rapid City June 21 performance.
When The CBS tapes were released many moons ago it didn’t have the performances of I Really Don’t Want To Know and Hurt from this Rapid City show on the tape. With this new release the producer was able to find a different source for the two filmed performances for Elvis in Concert (albeit in less good quality than what used before) and these two songs were included this time.
I Really Don’t Want to Know is for the most part made up of different camera angles than what we have in Elvis In Concert and so is Hurt. With the first song there is a beautiful close- up that wasn’t used in the EIC special. It makes for very pleasant viewing. For the song Hurt we have the camera angle that was used also in EIC but stays with this angle where in EIC we see Elvis close up. It’s an interesting angle and we get to see a lot more of Ginger Alden super-imposed over the picture.
The producer went to great lengths to improve the video and it looks very nice, but my own master tapes still look a lot better though!
Source; Simon de Wit exclusive for EpGold