Looking at a career that had more artistic and commercial triumphs than most in the 20th century, one could be forgiven for thinking that Elvis' run of four shows at Madison Square Garden on June 9-11, 1972 was just another of these big events. But for Elvis, it wasn't. Of all the live concerts released by RCA during Elvis' lifetime, none carried the historical significance of his long-awaited New York City shows at Madison Square Garden in June 1972. Prince From Another Planet takes its title from the New York Times headline that accompanied its rave review of the King's four sold-out shows at MSG. Now, a pair of hour-long performances and a brand-new DVD are finally joined together here for the first time as we pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll's only NYC concert appearances.
RCA/Legacy will release another Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary concert reissue on 18 March 2013. Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite is the soundtrack to Presley’s 1973 concert which was broadcast by satellite around the globe. This Legacy edition brings together a remastered version of the original 24-track album, with a brand new, remixed and remastered edition of the rehearsal show (which was released separately in 1988 as Alternate Aloha). Additionally, the audio from a five-track audience-free private show, recorded in the early hours of the morning for broadcast on US TV, is included on the second disc.
Filmmaker John Sayles' first bonafide box-office success, Brother from Another Planet centers on a black escaped slave from a faraway planet (Joe Morton) who finds himself on the mean streets Harlem. Though the locals are put off by the slave's inability to speak, they are won over by his technical wizardry. He is adopted as a "brother" by his new friends, who protect him from pursuing white aliens played by director Sayles and David Strathairn.
The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's home planet arrive and try to capture him.