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By: David Adams | David Troedson
Source: Elvis Australia
January 6, 2018
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Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD | Hardcover Book Boxset.
Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD | Hardcover Book Boxset.
This 'Elvis On Tour' Deluxe | 9 CD | Hardcover Book boxset set contains 4 concerts, 'Hampton Roads', 'Virginia' (Richmond), 'Virginia' (Greensboro), and 'San Antonio' on 4 CDs, plus 4 CDs of rehearsals and 1 CD of interviews with Elvis. The concerts, with one exception ('Hampton Roads'), are Stereo. And the rehearsals, again, with one exception ('Buffalo'), are Stereo. The interviews are mono. It is true, 'Elvis On Tour' has been given a complete lack of attention by both Sony and Warner (Only San Antonio has ever been officially released). It is indeed a shame that so few quality releases have emerged. But now thanks to Amiga with this deluxe package, this is no longer the case.

  • Stunning Design and Production
  • So many photos I have not seen before - it is just a dream
  • A good 120 pages of photos and information
  • 9 CDs | Great sound
  • Quality throughout
  • 13" x 13" (33cm x 33cm) = Stunning

Stunning Design and Production

Both the design and production of the set are simply stunning. Top quality. The print quality and the excellent paper stock used make this a pleasure to hold and own. The fact the set comes in a slipcase is icing on the cake and just tops off the magnificent presentation. Can you believe this is a 13-inch (13" x 13" | 33cm x 33cm) boxset?

The Book | Information | Photos

While I would imagine, like me, most will view the CDs as the most important ingredient of this release, the book's contents - information and photos - are not wanting for anything!!!

There are so many photos (over a good 120 pages) I have not seen before - it is just a dream.

Throughout the 6 chapters, we have a well written article about the movie, and we are given much information; along with images of memorabilia, tickets, newspaper clippings and reviews. Along with information on each concert/rehearsal location, the total audience attendance, Elvis' jumpsuit, the song list, plus the musicians backing Elvis, and much more. The very first thing I noticed (as it can bug me) is that the CDs are housed securely, i.e., they won't be falling out on you when the set is closed up.

Quality throughout.

The Music

Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD | Hardcover Book Boxset.
Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD | Hardcover Book Boxset.
Amiga has given us all known recordings from 'Elvis On Tour', all remastered, and also included the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances.

The Audio Quality

  • 'Hampton Roads' | Great sound (Mono)
  • 'Virginia' (Richmond) | Great, much improved (Stereo)
  • 'Virginia' (Greensboro) | Very good (Stereo)
  • 'San Antonio' | Excellent (Stereo)

Of the three (3) new performances ('Hound Dog', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and 'A Big Hunk O' Love') we have (see below) a sound sample for you. The sound is not perfect (unlike most of the other CDs in this set) but they do sound pretty good! Our sample demonstrates they are not bad as some have speculated. This rehearsal does have some early distortion but overall is good and being totally new in this complete form it is just great to listen to. Plus 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is unique in that it is without an orchestra.

As a bonus, Amiga has also included an interview with John Wilkinson (by Tony Prince).

Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset. Click for larger Image.
Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset.

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Buffalo Rehearsal audio sample (01:02)

Here we have a sound sample of the three (3) unreleased tracks from the Buffalo rehearsal. This shows you the quality of the audio recording and a first listen to these previously unreleased performances. The sound is not perfect, but they do sound pretty good! They are not 'bad', as some have speculated. (NOTE: low res mp3 files).

Elvis News Latest Audio (and video) updates : Video courtesy of Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Central.

Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset. Click for larger Image.
Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset.

And an in concert sample ...

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Richmond, April 10, 1972, concert audio comparison (00:31)

This comparison is from the new 'Amiga' 'On Tour' Deluxe release and the previously released 'Madison' 'Red Hot in Richmond' release. The 'Madison' does not compare well with the new Amiga On Tour Deluxe release - even with this very low-res mp3 sound-sample, the difference is obvious.

Elvis News Latest Audio (and video) updates : Video courtesy of Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Central.

Conclusion

The 'Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition Boxset' is something you can treasure alongside other quality boxset releases as well as enjoy hours upon hours of pure enjoyment.

When actually in your hands you will see the value in this set and understand the pricing.

Can you believe this is a 13" x 13" boxset? Just get one and feast your eyes and ears!!!

Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset. Click for larger Image.
Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book Boxset.

Track listing

CD 1

The Mock Up Studio Session (March 30, 1972) | Stereo
RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, California

  1. Burning Love (take 1) / Here We Go Again (one liner) (Linde) 3:07
  2. Burning Love (take 2) (Linde) 3:25
  3. Burning Love (take 3) / The Lord's Prayer (one liner) 3:22
  4. Sweet Sweet Spirit (one liner) (Akers) 0:19
  5. For The Good Times (reheasal) (Kristofferson) 2:51
  6. For The Good Times (take 1) (Kristofferson) 2:51
  7. For The Good Times (rehearsal) (Kristofferson) 3:01
  8. For The Good Times (take 2) (Kristofferson) 3:39
  9. For The Good Times (take 3, false start) (Kristofferson) 0:26
  10. For The Good Times (take 4) (Kristofferson) 6:22
  11. Anytime (one liner /dialogue) (Unknown) 1:47
  12. For The Good Times (take 5) (Kristofferson) 3:30
  13. For The Good Times (take 6) (Kristofferson) 3:02
  14. For The Good Times (take 7) (Kristofferson) 4:12
  15. Dialogue / El Paso (one liner) (Robbins) 1:31
  16. Johnny B. Goode (take 1, false start) (Berry) 1:05
  17. Johnny B. Goode (take 2, false start) (Berry) 0:45
  18. Oh, How I Love Jesus (one liner) (Whitfield) 0:56
  19. Johnny B. Goode (take 3) (Berry) 3:43
  20. A Big Hunk O' Love (false start / dialogue) (Schroeder/Wyche) 4:37
  21. Always On My Mind (rehearsal) (Carson/Christopher/James) 3:02
  22. Always On My Mind (take 1) (Carson/Christopher/James) 2:35
  23. Always On My Mind (take 2) (Carson/Christopher/James) 5:09
  24. Separate Ways (take 1) (West/Mainegra) 4:09
  25. Separate Ways (take 2) (West/Mainegra) 3:41

CD 2

Rehearsal at RCA's Studio C | Stereo

Hollywood, California. March 31, 1972. Part 1

  1. Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:46
  2. Never Been To Spain (Axton) 4:33
  3. You Gave Me A Mountain (2 false starts) (Robbins) 1:40
  4. Until It's Time For You To Go (Sainte-Marie) 5:46
  5. Polk Salad Annie (White) 2:56
  6. Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 2:37
  7. All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 2:25
  8. Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:59
  9. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/Presley) 1:56
  10. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:55
  11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2 false starts) (McColl) 1:01
  12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (McColl) 4:20
  13. A Big Hunk O' Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:52
  14. A Big Hunk O' Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:33
  15. See See Rider (Traditional) 3:17
  16. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:43
  17. For The Good Times (2 false starts) (Kristofferson) 2:12
  18. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 2:58
  19. Studio Rehearsals 3:24
  20. Funny How Time Slips Away (2 false starts) (Nelson) 1:00
  21. Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 4:20
  22. Burning Love (Linde) 2:47

CD 3

Rehearsal at RCA's Studio C, | Stereo

Hollywood, California. March 31, 1972. Part 2

  1. Burning Love (Linde) 3:58
  2. Help Me Make It through The Night (Kristofferson) 3:14
  3. Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 2:14
  4. Young And Beautiful (rehearsal) (Schroeder/Silver) 3:10
  5. Young And Beautiful (Schroeder/Silver) 1:59
  6. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Price) 2:46
  7. Release Me (Miller/Pebworth/Yount) 2:32
  8. I'm Leavin' (partial), Studio Talk (Jarrett/Charles) 4:06
  9. See See Rider (Traditional) 2:42
  10. Proud Mary (Fogerty) 3:32
  11. Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:35
  12. The Lighthouse (Hinson) 5:31
  13. When it's My Time (Unknown) 5:09
  14. I, John (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 2:10
  15. Bosom Of Abraham (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 0:52
  16. You Better Run (with false start) (Traditional) 2:11
  17. Lead Me, Guide Me (Akers) 3:35
  18. Sweet Sweet Spirit (Akers) 2:55
  19. Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone (partial) (Shepherd/) 1:54
  20. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee (Lemmel) (Adams) 4:30

CD 4

Rehearsal in Buffalo, NY Mono

'The Rendezvous' at the Hilton Statler Hotel, April 5, 1972

  1. Studio Talk 2:25
  2. Burning Love (Instrumental) (Linde) 2:32
  3. Burning Love (Linde) 2:06
  4. Studio Talk 1:16
  5. Burning Love (incl. false start) (Linde) 3:37
  6. Cattle Call (Owens) 0:33
  7. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:08
  8. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (one liner) 0:36
  9. See See Rider (Traditional) 2:02
  10. Studio Talk 0:35
  11. Never Been To Spain (partial) (Axton) 0:24
  12. You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:01
  13. I'll Remember You (rehearsal) (Lee) 1:41
  14. Until It's Time For You To Go (Sainte-Marie) 2:08
  15. Polk Salad Annie (White) 2:21
  16. Love Me (one liner) (Presley/Matson) 0:06
  17. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:17
  18. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 3:51
  19. A Big Hunk O' Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:12
  20. I Can't Stop Loving You (incl. 2 false starts) (Gibson) 2:51
  21. American Trilogy (Newbury) 5:07
  22. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) (Nelson) 3:52
  23. The Lighthouse (Hinson) 0:31
  24. I John (Johnson/McFadden/Brooks) 1:55
  25. I Need Your Lovin' Everyday (Gardner/Robinson) 0:29

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Buffalo Rehearsal audio sample (01:02)

Here we have a sound sample of the three (3) unreleased tracks from the Buffalo rehearsal. This shows you the quality of the audio recording and a first listen to these previously unreleased performances. The sound is not perfect, but they do sound pretty good! They are not 'bad', as some have speculated. (NOTE: low res mp3 files).

Elvis News Latest Audio (and video) updates : Video courtesy of Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Central.

Tracks 17,18,19 previously unreleased.

CD 5

Hampton Roads, Virginia (April 9, 1972, Hampton Coliseum, Evening Show) | Mono

  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:25
  2. See See Rider (Traditional) 3:06
  3. Until It's Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:31
  4. Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:07
  5. Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:37
  6. All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:05
  7. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/ Presley) 2:12
  8. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Turk/Handman) 2:41
  9. I Can't Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:26
  10. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:30
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:08
  12. Suspicious Minds (James) 5:20
  13. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:07
  14. Introductions by Elvis 1:30
  15. An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:58
  16. Love Me Tender (Presley/Matson) 2:39
  17. A Big Hunk O'Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:10
  18. How Great Thou Art (Boberg/Hine) 3:02
  19. Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Performed by J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) 2:34
  20. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Price) 2:09
  21. Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti / Creatore / Weiss) 1:42
  22. Closing Vamp 1:05

    Bonus songs:
  23. I Got A Woman – Amen (Charles) (Hairston) 2:37
  24. You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:18

CD 6

Richmond, Virginia (April 10, 1972, Richmond Coliseum, Evening Show) | Stereo

  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:16
  2. See See Rider (Traditional) 3:00
  3. Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:42
  4. Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:37
  5. You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:14
  6. Until It's Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:32
  7. Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:14
  8. Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:35
  9. All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:01
  10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (1:50
  11. Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 2:04
  12. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:22
  13. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:12
  14. Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:43
  15. It's Over (Rodgers) 2:16
  16. Suspicious Minds (James) 4:45
  17. Introductions by Elvis 1:58
  18. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:07
  19. I Can't Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:22
  20. An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:15
  21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (incomplete) (Price) 2:15
  22. Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 2:40
  23. Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:40
  24. Closing Vamp 0:22

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Richmond, April 10, 1972 concert audio comparison (00:31)

This comparison is from the new 'Amiga' 'On Tour' Deluxe release and the previously released 'Madison' 'Red Hot in Richmond' release. The 'Madison' does not compare well with the new Amiga On Tour Deluxe release - even with this very low-res mp3 sound-sample, the difference is obvious.

Elvis News Latest Audio (and video) updates : Video courtesy of Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Central.

CD 7

Greensboro, North Carolina (April 14,1972, Greensboro Coliseum, Evening Show) | Stereo

  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:17
  2. See See Rider (Traditional) 3:10
  3. Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:44
  4. Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:38
  5. You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:15
  6. Until It's Time For You To Go (Saint-Marie) 2:38
  7. Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:14
  8. Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:37
  9. All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:01
  10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel  2:27
  11. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:32
  12. Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:50
  13. A Big Hunk O'Love (Schroeder/Wyche) 2:02
  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 4:14
  15. Suspicious Minds (James) 4:49
  16. Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:35
  17. Introductions by Elvis 1:24
  18. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:08
  19. An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:44
  20. Burning Love (Live Debut) (Linde) 2:45
  21. Release Me (And Let me Love Again) (Miller/Yount) 3:06
  22. Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 2:50
  23. Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:41
  24. Closing Vamp 1:05

CD 8

San Antonio, Texas (April 18, 1972, Convention Center Arena, Evening Show) | Stereo

  1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) 1:18
  2. See See Rider (Traditional) 2:51
  3. Proud Mary (Fogerty) 2:32
  4. Never Been To Spain (Axton) 3:35
  5. You Gave Me A Mountain (Robbins) 3:12
  6. Until It's Time For You To Go (Saint- Marie) 2:30
  7. Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:03
  8. Love Me (Leiber/Stoller) 1:38
  9. All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley) 1:00
  10. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (Mann/Lowe) (Blackwell/Presley) 1:46
  11. Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley) 1:49
  12. Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) 1:24
  13. How Great Thou Art (Boberg/Hine) 2:50
  14. I Can't Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:29
  15. Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley) 1:37
  16. Suspicious Minds (James) 4:20
  17. Introductions by Elvis 1:17
  18. For The Good Times (Kristofferson) 3:21
  19. Burning Love (Linde) 2:02
  20. An American Trilogy (Newbury) 4:46
  21. Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) 3:09
  22. Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) 1:42
  23. Closing Vamp 1:07

CD 9 (Bonus CD)

Interviews recorded for the movie Elvis On Tour | Mono

  1. Interview with Elvis #1 (March 31, 1972 - Hollywood, CA) 11:10
  2. Interview with Vernon (March 31, 1972) 7:10
  3. Interview with George Klein (March, 31 1972)  4:36
  4. Interview with Elvis #2 (Date unknown) 42:13

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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.

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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

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

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