Last Stop In Mobile

Soon to be released is the latest production from “Rainbow Records” import label. This release will feature the complete performance of Elvis Presley´s very last concert in Mobile, Alabama - recorded June 2nd, 1977.

From the press-release:

There were several reasons why this show was chosen for a release. First of all – it had to be unreleased. Second, the show should contain some interesting, unusual material, maybe a rare version of a seldom performed song? Another important aspect was to find a tape that has a listenable, decent sound quality for an audience recording. This is why we chose Elvis´ final visit in the state of Alabama as our newest cd project.

Although Elvis was clearly not in best shape regarding his physical appearance his voice was strong and powerful as always on this closing show of his second to last concert tour. “An American Trilogy” which Elvis included to his setlist rather surprisingly or the performance of “You Gave Me A Mountain”, “Help Me” and “Hurt” prove that his spirit and feeling for many of his songs was still there. All in all you will get a nearly perfect overview of what Elvis was able to deliver to his audience on June 2nd, 1977.

Don’t miss this release. You will get another classy CD from Rainbow Records. By the way: Needless to say that its booklet will feature great liner notes with a lot of information regarding the event on 20 pages in full colour!

Tracklisting:

01 - Also Sprach Zarathustra 02 - See See 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 / It ´s Now Or Never 09 - Help Me 10 - An American Trilogy 11 - Polk Salad Annie 12 - Band Introductions 13 - Early Morning Rain 14 – What ´d I Say 15 - Johnny B. Goode 16 - Drum Solo by Ronnie Tutt 17 - Bass Solo by Jerry Scheff 18 - Piano Solo by Tony Brown 19 - I Really Don´t Want To Know 20 - Electric Piano Solo by Bobby Ogdin 21 - Hail! Hail! Rock´n´ Roll! 22 - Hurt 23 - Hound Dog 24 - Unchained Melody 25 – Can´t Help Faling In Love 26 - Closing Vamp 27 - Announcement by Ed Hill

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Nov 27, 2009
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Reactions

lvisfan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2009report abuse
This was actually a good show which I had the fortune to attend when I was 16 years old. I recorded it on a cheap cassette player and the audio on the tape (which I still have) is aweful. I'll get this for sure just to have a better copy to bring back some wonderful memories. "Trilogy" was great too, even though he flubbed up the lyrics a bit. He took requests and that's what someone yelled out. He said he hadn't done it in a while, but it was still cool and he still hit the ending with that great powerful voice.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
The sound is decent and the show o.k..considering Elvis`health..there are worse in 1977. I`d prefer this show over all from these horrible shows from summer 1976. If you buy a show from 1977 you should know what to expect..you dont get powerhouse performances ..just shows with few highlights..in this case... Help Me, Hurt, Unchained Melody or It`s Now Or Never. Elvis souds tired but all in all the concert is o.k. for 1977..
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
This release and the boot Adios are not from the same tour, well it's june 77 indeed.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
I've never seen that picure before :O I don't care too much about the audience record¡ng... I'm sure a soundbard will turn any time soon. And I didn't get the first post right...
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
If I'm thinking of the right show, Elvis attempts Trilogy but loses pace with the band somewhere in the middle. He stops the song, apologies to the audience, and then picks it back up for a somewhat decent ending. It saddens me that Elvis kept going for as long as he did, though my admiration for him has never diminished. Not faulting Rainbow Records for the material -- kudos to them for releasing a previously unreleased show. Of course, audience recordings of Elvis near the end aren't for the Wal-Mart shopper on a Sunday afternoon, anyway. And there's always something of interest in every Elvis CD. I've owned Adios: The Final Concert for years, which is another audience recording from that tour. Once in awhile I'll still give it a spin, although hardly as often as the many professionally recorded stereo CD's in my collection.
elvistruth (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
All audience recordings are very far from an audiophile lover as I but I'm very respectful with the people who loves them. Today I'm absolutely tired from low-fi recordings and as better is the hi-fi system worse sounds these recordings. Soundboard is between fair and mere good but audience is between poor and dismal. Not only Elvis, any audience recording. Take a good vinyl from RCA and hear the real Elvis!!! But,again, as reference for die-hard fans I understand then. Myself I was ( collection of hundreds!!!) Today I'm almost ill-audience free and my ears are each day better and better with vinyl and reel-to-reel tapes, the authentic Presley. CD? Well if you have a Meridian System YES! but how many people have it??? In this forum only a great one!!! With only 25.000/30.000 euro I found the real thing. It's as if you hear ELVIS by the first time in your life, with less is as hearing a cardboard copy of the reality at the best. Sorry, but this is the sad reality. Along the audience recordings for die-hard people please more audiophile releases from the real Elvis label: SONY for exquisite Elvis audiophile fans.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 27, 2009report abuse
Rainbow records releases are quality import cd's. I'll have to get this one.

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