June 14 - Greensboro Once More

The Victrola import-label announced the release of "Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro" containing Elvis Presley's powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972. This' release is presented in a deluxe double digi-pack accompanied with a 16-page booklet. The label also announced that ''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' will be released later this year on 180 Gr. vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with a large booklet filled with many rare pix. The Victrola label is planning more releases in 2018.

From the press-release:
So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ''Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition''. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. 
Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used this far as a source for this show. On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy, that) and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo on "Greensboro Revolution". 

The recording that we obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait for the samples! 

Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy... And you are right there! Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That's how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound. 

As a bonus, we've added a bonus disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ''Funny How Time Slips Away'' from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren't a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world (wasn't that "Searcher" film a real doozy?), but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can! We do understand some people will be sceptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is! To assure these people, we will be posting samples soon, so that they can compare and make graphics to their hearts' content. This is the real deal, folks... And one project that we're damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

Tracklist CD 1 - Concert April 14, 1972:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It’s Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Heartbreak Hotel - A Big Hunk O’ Love - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Suspicious Minds - Love Me Tender - Band Introductions - For The Good Times - An American Trilogy - Burning Love - Release Me - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 2 - Rehearsals 05.09.1972:
Johnny B. Goode (Take 1 - 3) -  Always On My Mind (Rehearsal, With Extra Dialogue) - Separate Ways (Take 1 & 2, With Extra Dialogue) - Time Has Made A Change In Me (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - I Should Have Been Crucified (J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - I, John - Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run - Lead Me, Guide Me - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee - Sweet Sweet Spirit (Rehearsal, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps) - When It's My Time (Bill Baize & The Stamps)

09.04.1972 - Hampton Roads:

All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Are You Lonesome Tonight - I Can't Stop Loving You - How Great Thou Art

The Searcher DVD Release

The DVD release of HBO "The Searcher" documentary can be pre-ordered on Amazon. The release-date of this two disc set from Sony Pictures is November 19, 2018. The running-time is 210 minutes. 

He was a boy from Tupelo who grew up to become the biggest star in music. Along the way, he absorbed a staggering range of influences, creating a revolutionary sound in his lifelong search for self-expression. Following his creative journey from childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions, two-part presentation Elvis Presley: The Searcher includes stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and features 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.

(Source: FECC / Amazon)

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