Hampton Roads Concert + Bicentennial '76 2 CD Set from Gravel Road Music
December 17, 2012 - 9:03:04 PM
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CD 1 : Star Spangled Spectaculair : Bicentennial '76 Soundboard Recording CD : Gravel Road
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va, USA, 01-08-1976 (2:30 PM)
CD 2 : Elvis On Tour - Hampton '72 Soundboard Recording CD : Gravel Road
Hampton Roads Concert + Bicentennial '76 2 CD Set from Gravel road Music.
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va, USA, 09-04-1972 (8:30 PM)
This Special limited 2 CD set edition includes two spectacular Hampton concerts.
The first disc contains the legendary 1976 Hampton Bicentennial concert!
The second disc contains the famous 1972 Hampton On Tour Concert!
It comes in a wonderful deluxe digi-pack with booklet, extensive liner notes & photos.
You may have heard this before, but never in this quality.
August 1- 1976 (2:30 PM : Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum)
It was a special year for America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Any American with patriotism wanted to show it in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about this country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add ‘America The Beautiful' to his set list.
The mastering ...
As Forest George writes in his assessment of this show: There is nothing more exciting to me than finding a (re-mastered : soundboard of an Elvis Presley concert. Audience recordings are fine, but sometimes you just want to hear the entire band and Elvis rock & roll'
This is so true, but ... the concert has never been restored and re-mastered. UNTIL NOW!
August 1- 1976 (2:30 PM : . Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum
2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful / Return To Sender / Band Introductions / Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson : / What'd I Say ( featuring James Burton : / Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton : / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt : / Battle Of New Orleans ( featuring Jerry Scheff : / Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown : / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs : / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt (+ reprise : / Hound Dog - Good Golly Miss Molly (excerpt : / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. April 9 - 1 1972 (8:30 PM : . Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum We have added a very special extra concert to this Star-Spangled Spectacular Bicentennial ‘76 release: Elvis' remarkable Hampton Roads concert as filmed for 'Elvis On Tour' (April 1972 : . You may have heard this before, but never in this quality. The results are amazing: One of Elvis' finest shows ever, and now with an ooommpphh that almost places you in the center of all the action. Thanks to the audio improvements, you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and the recording now sounds more dynamic and spatial than before.
April 9, 1972 (8:30 PM : . Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum
Also Sprach Zarathustra /. C. C. Rider /. Until It's Time For You To Go /. Polk Salad Annie /. Love Me /. All Shook Up / Teddy Bear (with 2 false starts : /Don't Be Cruel / Are You Lonesome Tonight? /. I Can't Stop Loving You / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / For The Good Times / Band Introductions / An American Trilogy / Love Me Tender / A Big Hunk Of Love / How Great Thou Art / Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps : / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp/Announcements
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.