Sunday, April 12, 2020

April 12 - Still Classy In Omaha

The Verve import label announced the release of the CD 'Still Classy In Omaha' featuring the April 22, 1976 performance from Omaha. 

From the FECC forum:

A release by Verve which shows how good soundboards can sound, if done properly. When FTD released many years ago the April 22, 1976 in Omaha almost everyone was disappointed about the mix, which had the background singers way, way up in front. It sounded terrible and it’s until today one of the worst releases by the collector’s label.

It was always said that you can’t do anything about the soundpicture, as the soundboard is what it is, but that’s wrong. It is possible to correct the soundpicture, which we did and now you can listen to a concert and find out why the press stated about Presley’s concert on the next day: „Still classy as a caddy!“ The background singers are mixed properly in the background and Elvis’ talent and charisma shines over it all. And a fine concert it was!

Tracks: (01) Also Sprach Zarathustra** (02) See See Rider** (03) I Got A Woman/Amen (04) Elvis Greets The Audience (05) Love Me (06) If You Love Me, Let Me Know (07) You Gave Me A Mountain (08) Tryin To Get To You (09) All Shook Up (10) Teddy Bear-Dont Be Cruel (11) Heartbreak Hotel (12) America The Beautiful (13) Polk Salad Annie (14) Band Introductions pt.1 (15) James Burton Solo (16) Ronnie Tutt Solo (17) Jerry Scheff Solo (18) Tony Brown Solo (19) David Briggs Solo (20) Band Introductions pt.2 (21) Hurt (22) Hound Dog (23) Help Me (24) How Great Thou Art (25) Little Darlin’ (26) Its Now Or Never (27) Elvis Talks (28) Funny How Time Slips Away (29) Cant Help Falling In Love

** #1-2 - April 27, 1976 Spokane/ WA- #3-#27 - April 22, 1976 Omaha/ NE

(Source: FECC)