July 14 - The Man From Memphis In Fine Form

The Straight Arrow import label announced the release of a new 2 CD set entitled "The Man From Memphis". It features the May 13, 1973 3 AM show as recorded from the audience at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV. and the November 26, 1976 as recorded from the audience at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR. shows.

From the press-release:
Coming out soon is the 6th and last volume of Straight Arrow's "From The Rick Rennie Master Tapes" series - a double-digipak CD release, called "The man From Memphis", featuring the May 13th 3am 1973 and Portland, November 26th, 1976 shows.

Every great story have its beginning and the end. With this special release, we conclude our „Rick Rennie recordings“ series. We are delighted with the good feedback and excellent reviews that this series has received thus far. And it has been a pleasure to give Rick's recordings new life, attention and care that they deserve.

Technically, Lake Tahoe show is one of Rick's finest recordings. Yes we are aware that FTD label released a soundboard of this highly unusual concert back in 2003, but we feel that this tape is very much listenable and definitely more atmospheric, compared with rather sterile soundboard that they put out. Additionally, Rick's recording captured moments from this show that are not on the soundboard, including the reprise of the 2001 Theme and the second Closing vamp.

The Portland '76 show was the last one captured by Rick. A lot had happened in the three years between the shows on this release, but the Portland concert is actually a pretty decent one for the time. Elvis had lost some weight since the previous tour, he was in good voice, and he seemed a little more upbeat at these shows, though he still looked tired in photos.
Without guys like Rick Rennie, we would be missing many interesting pieces of the Elvis story. Rick had the foresight to capture the excitement of Elvis in concert, and his body of work deserves a place in the collection of every serious Elvis scholar.

As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak edition is limited to 500 copies. If you have enjoyed previous five volumes of the "From The Rick Rennie Master Tapes" series, you cannot go wrong with our "Man From Memphis" set!

Tracklist:
CD1 – Sunday, May 13th, 1973 3am, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra #1 - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Love Me - 08. Blue Suede Shoes - 09. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Shake Rattle & Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 10. My Way - 11. Hound Dog - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. I'll Remember You - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away - 19. It's Over - 20. Release Me - 21. Faded Love - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp #1 - 24. Also Sprach Zarathustra #2 - 25. Closing Vamp #2 / Announcements.

CD2 – Friday, November 26th, 1976, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. It's Now Or Never - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. Fever - 13. America (The Beautiful) - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 27. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 28. Funny How Times Slip Away - 29. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 30. Blue Christmas - 31. That's All Right - 32. Can't Help Falling In Love - 33. Closing Vamp.


Elvis In Fine Form

The E.P. Collector import label announced the release of the CD "Elvis In Fine Form" containing the February 9, 1973 Midnight Show performance as r
ecorded live at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

From the press-release:
Expected soon is new CD entitled ”Elvis In Fine Form” (label E.P. Collector, EPC 2015-03) recorded in Las Vegas, NV, February 9th, Midnight show.

It's not often that a totally "unknown" concert recording turns up, so we are rather pleased to be able to release this unreleased audience-recorded tape for collectors worldwide. And a rather nice one it is too, with EP in fine form and presenting a more solid and vocally satisfying show than at some of the other shows from this engagement. This tape, recorded during the February 9th, 1973 midnight show, it's very good-sounding recording, and Elvis' strong, no-nonsense delivery that night makes this release a worthwhile addition to your collection!
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with some less-known, cool images taken on January 14, 1973, in Hawaii.

Tracklist:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introductions - 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love - 20. Closing Vamp.
Running time: 45:55


Final Curtain - The Ultimate Edition


Just out now, and also completely sold out before it went into distribution is "Final Curtain - The Ultimate Edition". It features 14 CD's + 7-DVD's. Tracklisting can be seen on the back cover (click image). 

CD 1 - West Palm Beach, FL (13.02.1977):
Little Sister - You Gave Me A Mountain - Blue Suede Shoes - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - My Way - All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Fever - Blueberry Hill - Hurt - Hound Dog - Jailhouse Rock - Can't Help Falling In Love


St. Petersburg, FL (14.02.1977):
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Fever - My Way - Blueberry Hill - Love Letters - Introductions / Hail Hail Rock n' Roll - Hurt - Hound Dog - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 2 - Orlando FL (15.02.1977):
Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Help Me - Big Boss Man - My Way - Introductions - Hurt - Hound Dog - Can't Help Falling In Love

Columbia, SC (18.02.1977): Release Me - Tryin' To Get To You
Charlotte, NC (20.02.1977): Fairytale - My Way - Moody Blue - How Great Thou Art
Norman, OK (26.03.1977): Blue Christmas
Abilene, TX (27.03.1977): My Way - That's All Right
Alexandria, VA (29.03.1977): Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run
Alexandria, VA (30.03.1977): And I Love You So - Fever - Hurt
Kalamazoo, MI (26.04.1977): Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes

CD 3 - Montgomery, AL (16.02.1977):
You Gave Me A Mountain - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - My Way - Polk Salad Annie - Hurt - Hound Dog - Elvis Talks / Striptease - here No One Stands Alone - Unchained Melody - Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Charlotte, NC (21.02.1977):
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Reconsider Baby - Love Me - Moody Blue - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Dont Be Cruel - My Way - Release Me - Hurt - Why Me Lord

CD 4 - Saginaw, MI (03.05.1977):
That's All Right - Trouble - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Happy Birthday To You - Hound Dog - Trying To Get To You - Jailhouse Rock - My Way - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Help Me - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Love Me Tender - Why Me Lord - Polk Salad Annie / Microphone Change Over - Polk Salad Annie - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Can't Help Falling In Love

Toledo, OH (23.04.1977): Polk Salad Annie
Duluth, MN (29.04.1977): Big Boss Man - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Chicago, IL (01.05.1977): My Way
Chicago, IL (02.051977): Fairytale - My Way

CD 5 - Madison, WI (24.06.1977):
See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - One Night - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Danny Boy - Walk With Me - Love Me Tender - Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Introductions Continued - I Really Don't Want To Know - Introductions Conclusion - Hound Dog - Introduction Of Vernon Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 6 - Indianapolis, IN (26.06.1977 - Audience Recording):
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Fairytale - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Please Release Me - I Can't Stop Loving You - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Introductions Continued - I Really Don't Want To Know - Introductions Conclusion - Hurt - Hound Dog - Special Thanks By Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

DVD 1 - Super-8 Magic - Volume 1:
22.05.1977 - Largo, MD (Capital Centre); 23.05.1977 - Providence, RI (Civic Center); 24.05.1977 - Augusta, ME (Civic Center); 25.05.1977 - Rochester, NY (War Memorial); 26.05.1977 - Binghampton, NY (Broome County Veterans Memorial); 24.05.1977 - Binghampton, NY (Broome County Veterans Memorial); 28.05.1977 - Philadelphia, PA (Spectrum); 29.05.1977 - Baltimore, MD (Civic Center); 01.06.1977 - Macon, GA (Coliseum)

DVD 2 - Super-8 Magic - Volume 2:
18.06.1977 - Kansas City, MO (Kemper Arena); 24.06.1977 - Madison, WI (Dane County Coliseum); 25.06.1977 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverfront Coliseum); 26.06.1977 - Indianapolis, IN (Market Square Arena); 20.02.1977 - Charlotte, NC (Coliseum); 01.05.1977 - Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium); 02.05.1977 - Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)

DVD 3 - Omaha, NB (19.06.1977):
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - Fairytale - Little Sister - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Jailhouse Rock - How Great Thou Art - Introductions - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Introductions - I Really Don't Want To Know - Introductions - Hurt - Hound Dog - 0 Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

DVD 4 - Rapid City, SD (21.06.1977):
Backstage Footage - Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - That's All Right - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - 0 Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Trying To Get To You - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - My Way - Introductions - I Really Don't Want To Know - Introduction Of Vernon Presley & Ginger Alden - Hurt - Hound Dog - Unchained Melody - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

DVD 5:
Elvis In Concert (The CBS-TV-Special) - CBS TV Trailer (02.10.977)

DVD 6: Elvis Is Dead

Bonus Soundboard Recordings - CD 1:
Alexandria, LA (30.03.1977) - Toledo, OH (23.04.1977)
Bonus - CD 2:
Ann Arbor, FL (24.04.1977) - Kalamazoo, MI (26.04.1977)
Bonus - CD 3:
Omaha, NE (19.06.1977)
Bonus - CD 4:
Rapid City, SD (21.06.1977)
Bonus Audience Recordings Of June 1977 - CD 5:
Lincoln (20.06.1977)
Bonus - CD 6:
Des Moines; IA (23.06.1977)
Bonus - CD 7:
Cincinatti, OH (25.06.1977)
Bonus - CD 8:
Indianapolis, IN (26.06.1977)
Bonus - DVD:

Elvis In Concert: The Alternate CBS TV Special

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin)

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