October 02 - Too Late For Goodbyes

The Straight Arrow import-label announced the release of the double CD "Too Late For Goodbyes". The set is dedicated to Elvis' May ’77 tour and contains the previously unreleased May 20, 1977 opening performance as recorded from the audience in Knoxville. 

From the press-release:
This recording was taken directly from a recently found original audience-recorded mastertape of excellent sound quality! This historic concert was never before available in decent sound… until now! The Largo, May 22nd, 1977 show was first released by JR Productions (”ELVIS… TONIGHT 8:30 PM“, 1994). 22 years have passed, and it is the right time for a proper re-release. We dug up the original cassette and restored it from scratch. Knoxville is a solid tour opening concert. ”And I Love You So” and ”Hurt” are performed really well but one highlight stands out, an amazing performance of „How Great Thou Art“. Largo was affected by sound problems and Elvis changed the microphone several times. Nevertheless he was in a very good mood, and he gave decent performances of songs like ”Fairytale”, ”Funny How Time Slips Away” and ”My Way”. As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak that includes rare photos taken in Knoxville and Largo and a newspaper review of the May 22nd, Largo concert. 

Tracks CD 1: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. And I Love You So - 12. How Great Thou Art - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Early Mornin' Rain - 15. What'd I Say - 16. Johnny B. Goode - 17. Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 18. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 20. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 21. School Day - 22. Funny How Time Slips Away - 23. Hurt - 24. Hound Dog - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Tracks CD 2: 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 09. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 10. Little Sister - 11. Instrumental Intermezzo, microphone problem - 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 13. My Way - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Blueberry Hill (excerpt) - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (Bobby Ogdin) - 22. School Day - 23. Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) - 24. Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

(Source: FECC)

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