©1977 John Reid Productions. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 74-001
Format Standard Play CAV
Release History


Standard Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $9.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Chapters Frames Running Time
1 6 49,152 27min 18sec
2 4 43,459 24min 08sec
10 92,611 51min 27sec
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

Although they are not listed on the original box, chapter stops are encoded before each musical number on Elton John.

Side 1:

  1. I Need You to Turn To
  2. Sixty Years On
  3. Border Song
  4. Bennie and the Jets
  5. Candle in the Wind
  6. Rocket Man
Side 2:
  1. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  2. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  3. Your Song
  4. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

When DiscoVision changed their package design from a sticker to printed jacket, the chapter stops were printed on the back. Contrary to rumors, Elton John was never a stereo program. Some have reported seeing "stereo" stickers on the shrink wrap, though it was always Mono. Side 2 has been known to exist with both red and orange bumpers.

The video transfer, struck from 16mm film, yet reframed for video, is actually very good, The reds are sharp with not too over-saturation. The audio is crisp, but oddly lacking in some high-ends, causing it to sound a bit muffled.


Release History

Elton John: In Concert at Edinburgh has never been re-issued on LaserDisc.


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