Baltimore Nightfall

This 2xCD hails from Elvis’ uneven May/June 1977 tour. After a few lethargic concerts at the start, Elvis offered some decent performances in Augusta, Rochester and Binghamton. Philadelphia on May 28th was problematic, and the next evening in Baltimore the King left the stage halfway through. No one was quite sure if he would return to finish the set. Talk about Hell… Luckily, Elvis reappeared twenty minutes later, singing with power and trying to compensate for the unexpected break with extra effort, including knockout versions of Hurt, Help Me and Unchained Melody.

This recording was taken directly from a first-generation copy of the original audience tape. A previous release in 1994 on the Groti label was incomplete, and it ran at the wrong speed. This new Memory CD uses a different source tape, is 100% uncut and much better sounding. All photographs are from Baltimore on May 29th.

Tracklisting:

CD1: Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / That’s All Right / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Blue Christmas / Heartbreak Hotel / Love Me / Jailhouse Rock / You Gave Me A Mountain / Danny Boy (Sherrill Nielsen) / Walk With Me (Sherrill Nielsen) / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / Elvis leaves the stage / Walk That Lonesome Road (JD Sumner & the Stamps) / My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland).

CD2: Introduction of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra (by Charlie Hodge) / Early Mornin’ Rain (John Wilkinson) / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (Tony Brown) / Electric Piano Solo (Bobby Ogdin) / School Day / Elvis returns / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / Unchained Melody / Blue Suede Shoes / The Wonder Of You (part) / One Night / Medley: O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) - It’s Now Or Never / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. 

Source: Essential Elvis / Updated: Aug 23, 2011
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Reactions

Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2011report abuse
"Talk about hell" - exactly. Their words, not mine.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2011report abuse
he just left the stage because nature was calling. people tend to exaggerate when it comes to this incident..
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2011report abuse
Yes an extremely mixed/uneaven show, but released noe again HERE in better Quality+COMPLETE IS the CD to buy and keep from this 'moment' in Elvis's live touring life!. I didn't buy that awful GROTI(appropiately named label release back in 94') but AM getting this one in September from a 'reliable' Label and certainly THE Version to collect and Believe ME the show wasn't ALL "Bad"....
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2011report abuse
The show is so bad ..that it is already good again..lol..

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