'Too Late For Goodbyes' Elvis' May '77 2 CD Set
October 4, 2016
Elvis Bootlegs Audience
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!
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.
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.
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