WATCH: HBO premiere trailer for major new Elvis Presley documentary

Elvis Presley: The Searcher hits screens on April 14.

HBO have given us a first glimpse of Elvis Presley: The Searcher, a major new documentary which is co-produced by Bruce Springsteen's manager Jon Landau and includes contributions from the likes of The Boss, Priscilla Presley who was involved in its assembling, Emmylou Harris and the late Tom Petty.

The two-parter derives its name from one of Priscilla Presley's quotes: “Elvis was a searcher. He said to me, ‘I wanna be able to reach and feel what we all go through as human beings.'"

According to the official HBO press release, "This three-hour, two-film presentation focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through to the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide."

The soundtrack featuring 18 Elvis Presley hits, live performances, and rare alternative versions of songs, and Pearl Jam member Mike McCready's original score precedes it on April 6.

 

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