Sunday, October 2, 2016

Too Late For Goodbyes (2CD) Straight Arrow

Too Late For Goodbyes (2CD) Straight Arrow


Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a new double CD dedicated to Elvis' May ’77 tour. The Knoxville, May 20th, 1977 tour opening show is previously unreleased. 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. 
It’s new STRAIGHT ARROW so you know what to expect!

CD1 
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.

CD2 
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: Elvis Collectors

1 comment:

  1. Man....Elvis in '77 is just painful to watch / listen to (except for a few exemptions)
    Elvis should have taken this year off......stayed home at Graceland and got some help with his prescribed drug addiction.....the Betty Ford Clinic should have been an option for Elvis. To come clean...off the prescription drugs....get back on track !!!!!!
    So sad it turn out for the worst for Elvis :(

    Nonetheless, this release is a great, historical addition to your collection.
    Thanks Albert for posting,
    Ray

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