Elvis' Second Night

Set for release on the new import label Graceland Records is the CD "Elvis' Second Night". This CD contains a complete and unedited audience recording of Elvis' May 27, 1977 performance in Binghamton. According to the producers "a real pleasure to listen and complete from the announcement till "Drive carefully"". This CD from the new label that will focus on unreleased late seventies performances comes with an eight pages booklet. The remastering has been done by the same people who did the "Trying To Get To Memphis" CD. Track listing: Opening Vamp - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Blue Suede Shoes - Intermission - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (with false start) - O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never - Love Me Tender - Band Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What I'd Say - Drum Solo - Bass Solo - Piano Solo - Clavinet Solo - Long Live Rock and Roll - Hurt - Hound Dog - Unchained Melody - Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp and Souvenir announcement
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EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2005report abuse
Well I guess we like different Elvis'es, Lex :) Luckily theres enough Elvis for both of us. To me the "ramblings" between the songs are what makes much of my listening pleasure of the shows. I dunno, maybe it is cause I love the man more than his music... When I hear him sing I hear a professional singer singing the songs Ive heard a million times, but when I hear him talk (other than the standard messages) I feel I get one tiny little step closer to the person Elvis. This is why I dont like the early 70s shows (72, 73) that much, he is all professional then, just performing the songs. While on for example "Goodbye Memphis" (another favorite, Jul 76) I think he gives so much of himself as a person. Wonderful to listen to! Looking at my own reccomodations here it seems 76 is my favorite year. :D
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2005report abuse
Hmm, it is true that Elvis was probably feeling betrayed and hurt in later 1974 - that's why he talks to the public a lot, explaining his motivations and showing the world something about his hobbies and interests. For instance, I like listening to Elvis' talk about karate, which is a graceful martial art. Some vocal performances in august and september of 1974 weren't that bad at all, although I think his voice was even better in 1977 - although his physical condition had deteriorated, his voice was still there. The version of Unchained Melody from this 'Second Night' album is one of the best versions I've ever heard, and there are many other strong performances from this particular year. I guess we earthlings have to accept the fact that there's something astral (I like the sundial suit very much - suits the guy very well). Elvis was truly 'the King' in his profession.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2005report abuse
Espen, it looks like you found the few sparkles :-). But... Desert Storm?? Nice to have heard it, but I rather have The King singing than ramblin'. To me any show with one (or even more) complete song(s) by Voice, the singing saw Nielsen alone, or mrs. Westmoreland are no-nos... I'm too lazy to stand up and press skip (and for some reason my r.c. is always out of reach during such moments).
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2005report abuse
ALL his concerts after 72 were BORING? Woha - I cant believe my eyes! Pardon me but have you heard many post 72 shows? To mention one of many favorites, "Let Me Take You Home" (1975, Diamond label), or the fun "Burning In Birmingham" (dec 76) and "Hot Winter Night In Dallas" (dec 76)? Sure, the 69/70 concerts are awsome and energic, but I find myself putting on a 74-77 concert 80% of the times I want to hear Elvis Live...! Even Desert Storm should be mentioned - it aint beautiful, but sure not boring :D
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
No audience recordings for me. Good for Ton, but definitely not for me. Beside this, his shows after 1972 were boring, even if, from time to time, there were some sparkles here and there.
It's sometimes embarassing to listen to them. So sad.
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
A great concert. For those who have the old bootleg may notice the great sound quality. If it´s better here, that will sound almost like a soundboard! Elvis is great and the concert is powerful. "Polk Salad Annie" rocks!!
the colonel (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
i really am looking forward to this cd release, i really love this show and it will bring back some great memories , especially when elvis tells charlie to take that wig off before cc rider and has a laugh with len . to bad it's an audience recorded cd sure hope the sounds good.
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
Let's be thankful for this release.. Elvis had a bad physical condition in 1977, but the voice was still there. Ok, maybe he wasn't he able to climb Mt.Everest or to ride the Tour de France in 1977. But his voice was magnificent and that's what really counts for a singer.
Marco Aurelio (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
I´m looking forward to this release. The old CDR is the Second Night In Binghampton. Elvis is really giving his all, and as well a great concert. I do like 1977 concerts, especially from May - June tours....
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
No more bootlegs for me. On top of that this is a audience recording....no way.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
I did listen to Spring Tours... carefully, and therefor only once. And indeed not everything is bad, but in a whole he just didn't have it anymore. I guess I got a bit spoilt over the years. Nowadays I hardly listen to any Elvis live recording (except 1969/70).
elvis1977br (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
It´s a great show !!!
creole (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2005report abuse
Elvis still powerfull voice 1969 at 1977 elvis gave all the best the gave over 1,100 shows and i have many shows audience and soundboard for me The KING still The King and for thoses don t like 1977 concerts listen carefully the FTD Spring Tour.
Rick Mercoa (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2005report abuse
I have this show on tape and I always wanted to hear it in good sound. On the tape it's a great show and now they promise it in better sound! Seems like, others here are talking about something they didn't even heard (Strange ????) Elvis was not always at his best in 77 but Elvis is seriously performing and giving a great night out. Well, where can I get it ?
jeremytcb (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2005report abuse
Bashing/defending Elvis' 1977 work has been overdone, but just let me say that lumping all of '77 together is really simplistic. I am not some Elvis apologist that thinks that he never gave a bad show. But, give me the powerful & heartfelt renditions of Hurt, How Great Thou Art, Trying to Get to You, etc from the CBS Special over the bored entertainer found in CDs like The Impossible Dream any day. Elvis' performances are a mixed bag for nearly everything post '70...it is just that in '77 he was basically immobile and looked bad and this taints the thinking...but of course neither of those things is a factor when listening to a CD.
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2005report abuse
I always stay away from (import???)bootleg CD's, why make promotion for it.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2005report abuse
Thanks for the warning! Not only an audience recording, but also from 1977... two reasons to stay far, far away from it.

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