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Elvis : City Of lakes '76 CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
June 1, 2013 - 7:10:03 PM
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From the Verve label comes the release, Elvis : City Of lakes '76 recorded live on October 17, 1976 in Minneapolis. This concert was released by FTD as 'A Minnesota Moment', however 'Verve' say, 'Unfortunately the original release from FTD left a lot to be desired'. 'It sounded flat, muffled, lifeless and very hissy. The sound quality was disappointing as was the 'artwork' which showed on top an outrageous bad done Photoshop job with Elvis' left hand'. The VERVE Team say they have done 'everything to improve the overall sound and as a result you'll get to hear a soundboard recording that should have sounded in the first place'. 'Now you can hear the show for the first time in the best possible sound quality'. 'Hopefully you can enjoy the concert now as much as we do while reading and flipping the sixteen pages of the booklet'.

The October tour in 1976 wasn't by far the best of Elvis, but it showed that he made a step in the right direction. His physical appearance had much improved since summer when he probably looked his worst ever. Much more important was the quality of his concerts also changed for the better. During the tour in fall '76 he gave some good shows with some strong versions.

Elvis : City Of lakes '76 CD

City of Lakes '76

[01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:58) - [02] See See Rider (3:32) - [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen (5:39) - [04] Elvis Welcomes The Audience (0:44) - [05] Love Me (2:25) - [06] If You Love Me, Let Me Know (2:58) - [07] You Gave Me A Mountain (3:14) - [08] Jailhouse Rock (1:34) - [09] All Shook Up (1:10) - [10] Teddy Bear/Don‘t Be Cruel (2:11) - [11] And I Love You So (3:22) - [12] Fever (3:28) - [13] Steamroller Blues (2:53) - [14] Band Introductions (1:44) - [15] Early Mornin‘ Rain (1:03) - [16] What‘d I Say/ Johnny Be Goode (1:48) - [17] Ronnie Tutt Solo (1:18) - [18] Jerry Scheff Solo (1:34) - [19] Tony Brown Solo (1:07) - [20] David Briggs Solo (1:08) - [21] Love Letters (2:53) - [22] School Days* (1:18) - [23] Hurt* (1:58) - [24] Hound Dog (1:50) - [25] One Night (1:36) - [26] It‘s Now Or Never (2:32) - [27] Mystery Train/Tiger Man (2:32) [28] Funny How Time Slips Away (3:26) - [29] Can‘t Help Falling In Love (2:23) All tracks recorded on October 17, 1976 in Minneapolis, except those marked with a '*' which were recorded on November 30, 1976 in Anaheim.

Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

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.