New CDs From Memory Records

Memory Records will release two CDs in April 2004. The CDs contain two audience recordings. Here is the information from Memory Records: On The Road Again "The tremendous success of the August/September Las Vegas season was followed by a short tour across the southern states and Elvis was ready to appear in West Coast cities for the first time since the 1950s. Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon was the second stop of the tour and Elvis's high spirit is apparent from his first step on the stage. During the usual kissing song "Love Me Tender", Elvis rearranged the lyrics "…for my darling I love you, cause you took the pill…” perhaps due to a recent paternity suit? A humble and heartfelt "How Great Thou Art" is among the best performances of the evening. This is only the second live performance and thus is closer to the 1966 studio master than later live versions, which are more dramatic and monumental. Elvis is whisked from the venue and the 11,800 attendants have once again witnessed Elvis Presley back On The Road Again." 01. Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right, Mama - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Monologue / I Walk The Line (excerpt) / Tiger Man (excerpt) - 05. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me -- 07. Sweet Caroline - 08. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 09. Polk Salad Annie - 10. Band Introductions - 11. Johnny B.Goode - 12. Band Introducttions (ctd.) / Blueberry Hill (excerpt) - 13. How Great Thou Art (2nd live versioon ever) - 14. The Wonder Of You - 15. Heartbreak Hotel (with 2 false starrts) - 16. Blue Suede Shoes - 17. Hound Dog - 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with 4 false starts) - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Funny How Times Slip Away - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp/Announcements. Bonus tracks (Portland 11.11.1970 after show & Las Vegas 21.08.1970 Dinner show): 23. After show fans comments (Portland 11.11.1970) - 24. I Just Can't Help Believin' (Las Veegas 21.08.1970 D/S) - 25. Sweet Caroline (Las Vegas 21.08.1970 D/S) - 26. Johnny B. Goode / Happy Birthday to James Burton (Las Vegas 21.08.1970 D/S) - 27. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Las Vegas 21.08.1970 D/S) - 28. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Las Vegas 21.08.1970 D/S). Shining In Portland "The year is 1973 and a lot of things have changed since Elvis’ last visit to Portland. During the February 1973 Las Vegas visit, it was apparent Elvis was not well physically and psychologically. Nevertheless, he finished the season with an excellent closing night on February 23. Two months later he was back on tour starting with a solid show in Phoenix, Arizona. In the middle of the tour Elvis played in Portland again. It was the same venue, mostly the same band, but Elvis was a different singer resulting in a different show. This performance is tighter and more polished than the 1970 concert. Some songs were performed with great care and passion, especially the semi-biographic dramatic ballads "You Gave Me A Mountain", "What Now My Love" and "I'm Leavin'". Among the highlights of this show is „Steamroller Blues“ which Elvis introduces as "My latest record, ladies and gentlemen“…and had been the most recent single taken from the live "Aloha" album. This one-hour with The King culminates with a killer rockin’ version of Elvis’ 1958 hit A Big Hunk 'O Love." 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. See See Rider - 03. I Got A Woman // Amen (medley) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Steamrroller Blues - 07. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 08. Love Me - 09. Blue Suede Shoes - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. Little Sister / Get Back (medley) - 12. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 13. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (medley) - 14. I'm Leavin' - 15. Hound Dog (slow && fast) - 16. Fever - 17. What Now My Love - 18. Suspicious Minds - 19. Band Introductions - 20. I'll Remember You - 21. I Can't Stop Loving You - 22. An American Trilogy - 23. A Big Hunk O'Love - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Bonus tracks (Seattle, Washington, 29.04.1973 Evening show): 26. You Gave Me A Mountain (spoken version) - 27. Steamroller Blues - 28. You Don't HHave To Say You Love Me - 29. I'll Remember You - 30. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 31. An American Trilogy.
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Apr 9, 2004 
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CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2004report abuse
The only thing good about these Memory Records releases is that they have Great Cover Sleeves. The music are of bad quality! So far, not a single Soundboard release from them. They are Specialists in poor AUDIENCE recordings--which are a pain to my ears!!!
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2004report abuse
Tony what you need to remember before criticising these 2 new 'memory' releases is a) the Original releases are VERY hard to come by now. b) These new releases offer the fully complete concerts and packed still with additional material.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2004report abuse
Waste of time! These shows have been released both on vinyl AND CD over the years. Both shows were on a double set called "Storm over Portland" a few years back. Both are very good sound with the 1970 show having the edge. Wouldn't it be better for this label to release previously unreleased shows??!! There are plenty of them
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2004report abuse
Ebay would be a good place to find these, Jill.
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2004report abuse
2 questions: whats the sound quality going to be like,
and will these albums be available in the UK
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2004report abuse
I can't wait! I have enjoyed all of the releases from Memory Records, they take care in presented these usually sub-standard recordings in the best possible way. Obviously by fans, for fans.

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