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Autumn Gold : Elvis Holds His Own CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: Audionics
July 26, 2012 - 9:36:05 PM
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Audionics will release new 2-CD set in early August: 'Autumn Gold'. It will include the complete South Bend, Indiana show from October 1st, 1974 and a generous chunk of the famous August 16, 1974 RCA Hollywood rehearsal in a totally different sound - binaural stereo, as it was originally recorded. The South Bend date was originally issued in 2003 by the Follow That Dream Collectors label [Dragon Heart] but 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' and some stage dialogue were omitted, and the closing vamp was clipped.

Though Elvis’ personal problems were affecting some of his shows around this time, he seemed to be in fine fettle in South Bend. Overall, this show presents a solid and pleasing performance by Elvis, and though it has been released before, we can now enjoy a more complete and -- most importantly - sonically superior recording of this concert! The August 16, 1974 rehearsal surfaced on bootleg compact disc in 1995, then officially fourteen years later on 'Follow That Dream'. For the first time, Audionics presents these songs as originally recorded, in binaural stereo; and the sound is better than ever before. Unfortunately, the entire tape is unavailable, but all the essential performances are here. It is a real pleasure to listen tracks like 'Softly As I Leave You' and 'Twelfth Of Never' in binaural form. All recordings have been carefully engineered for the best possible sound.

'Autumn Gold' is presented in a great-looking 2-disc digipak with a 20-page booklet filled with photographs taken that night in South Bend and at additional live shows and candids from March, August and October 1974.

Autumn Gold : Elvis Holds His Own CD
Autumn Gold : Elvis Holds His Own CD.


CD 1 / Tuesday, October 1, 1974: University of Notre Dame, Evening Show

01. C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. It's Midnight - 05. Big Boss Man - 06. Fever - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. Hound Dog - 09. Heartbreak Hotel - 10. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 13. Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 15. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 16. Introduction of orchestra - 17. Orchestra Solo (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 19. All Shook Up - 20. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Killing Me Softly with His Song (Voice) - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. It's Now Or Never - 24. You Gave Me A Mountain - 25. Johnny B. Goode - 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 27. Steamroller Blues - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp, Announcements (Al Dvorin).

CD 2 / Friday, August 16, 1974: RCA Hollywood

01. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 02. Promised Land - 03. Down In The Alley - 04. It's Midnight - 05. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - 06. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 07. Softly As I Leave You - 08. I'm Leavin' - 09. Proud Mary - 10. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 11. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 12. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 - 13. Twelfth Of Never - 14. Faded Love - 15. Just Pretend.

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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.