New FTD Releases

The FTD team promises to release 2 beautiful CDs in May, good for a total of 3 discs with 3 live concerts. HIGH SIERRA features mainly the performance from May 21, 1974 at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel with additional highlights from other shows that month. HIGH SIERRA is released in a 5” digipack format with an 8-page booklet. The second release is the one we announced several weeks ago: SHOWTIME! Birmingham / Dallas ’76 is a 2-Disc Set that features Elvis in top form at 2 great shows! It comes packaged as a 5” digipack with 8-page booklet. The Birmingham Show is from the Jefferson County Coliseum and Dallas from the Memorial Auditorium

High Sierra

01 See See Rider
02 I Got A Woman / Amen
03 Love Me
04 Trying To Get To You
05 All Shook Up
06 Love Me Tender
07 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
08 Hound Dog
09 Fever
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 Why Me Lord
12 Suspicious Minds
13 Introductions
14 I Can’t Stop Loving You
15 Help Me
16 Bridge Over Troubled Water
17 Let Me Be There
18 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
19 Big Boss Man
20 Can’t Help Falling In Love
21 Closing Vamp
BONUS SONGS
22 Johnny B. Goode
23 Steamroller Blues
24 Spanish Eyes
25 How Great Thou Art
26 It's Now Or Never
27 I’m Leavin’
28 Introducing Billy Eckstine
All tracks recorded live at the High Sierra Room at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada
Tracks 1-21 recorded May 21, 1974 at the dinner show
Tracks 22 & 27 recorded May 25, 1974 at the midnight show
Tracks 23, 24 & 25 recorded May 19, 1974 at the dinner show
Track 26 recorded May 23, 1974 at the dinner show
Track 28 recorded May 27, 1974 at the 3:00 a.m. show .

Showtime!

Disc 1 – BIRMINGHAM – December 29, 1976

01) Also Sprach Zarathustra
02) See See Rider
03) I Got A Woman / Amen
04) Love Me
05) Fairytale
06) You Gave Me A Mountain
07) Jailhouse Rock
08) It's Now Or Never
09) Trying To Get To You
10) My Way
11) Polk Salad Annie
12) Introductions/Early Mornin’ Rain
13) What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode
14) Love Letters
15) School Days
16) Funny How Time Slips Away
17) Hurt
18) Hound Dog
19) For The Good Times
20) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
21) Unchained Melody
22) Mystery Train/Tiger Man
23) Can’t Help Falling In Love
24) Closing vamp


DISC 2 – DALLAS – December 28, 1976

01) Also Sprach Zarathustra
02) See See Rider
03) I Got A Woman / Amen
04) Love Me
05) Fairytale
06) You Gave Me A Mountain
07) Jailhouse Rock
08) It's Now Or Never
09) Trying To Get To You
10) Blue Suede Shoes
11) My Way
12) Polk Salad Annie
13) Introductions/Early Mornin’ Rain
14) What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode
15) Love Letters
16) School Days
17) Hurt
18) Hound Dog
19) Unchained Melody
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love
21) Closing vamp
The original source tape is damaged.
We have chosen to keep track 6 & 7 on this release for historical reasons in spite of the damage.
However “Hound Dog”, performed between “Hurt” and “Unchained Melody” was
beyond any element of repair and has consequently been left out.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Apr 12, 2010 
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wmarkj (profilecontact) wrote on May 20, 2010report abuse
Does anyone know if CD1 Birmingham is mono, unlike the Audionics High Voltage?
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2010report abuse
Just what I need. More mid '70s versions of the same old, tired songs in glorious sound board quality. NOT!
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2010report abuse
Just what I need more live albums NOT
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2010report abuse
These releases are a nice welcome! Especially if you had missed the 'import' releases. Good job FTD Team!
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2010report abuse
The only thing I can say is that I am very curious about the sound from the Birmingham/Dallas show...I am not so interested in the Lake Tahoe 1974 show..
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2010report abuse
You are right, of course...sorry..lol...
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2010report abuse
theoldscudder & steve you arent fans ,all those 70's versions were nothing short of masterful! (haha)
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Ciscoking When didn't throw Hound Dog during these 70's performances? All the versions I've heard are short, rushed, with dropped, mumbled or slurred words.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Hound Dog - a throw away version? No, really? You cant be serious!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
We have Hound Dog on the complete AR from the Dallas show which also exists out there....but it`s a throw away version...
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Oh! and re the RCA logo, I'm all for it. Afterall these are officially legal releases let's make 'em look that way. It also gives it a bit of history as well. Tuck the FTD logo in one of the corners of the front cover.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Great to see some top-notch SB material coming up. With only "Dixieland Rocks" in FTD's Top 40, their catalogue sure needs it. Re HS, I would've titled it "High Sierra Fever". Good to se we'll get another unreleased SB version of "The First Time..." I never knew that Elvis did "HGTA" or more than one performance of "Spanish Eyes" during this L/T engagement which makes this release all the more collectible. I would've titled the 2CD set "Hot December Nights" but "Showtime" sounds suitable enough. The white cover of this looks really flashy which should reflect its content. I just hope that the tape damage on the Dallas CD doesn't ruin the listening pleasure of "Mountain or "Jailhouse" because these versions sound hot!
KTemple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Elvis Matters has a pic of the correct cover for High Sierra
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
It is a shame about the tape damage on the Dallas show, but I would rather have an incomplete recording than it remain unreleased. I would imagine the damage at the start and end of the show are on the same section of tape, if both sides of the cassette was used. Will be pleased to hear more 1974 Lake Tahoe recordings, they were good shows.
Rejane (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Well at least the covers are decent looking! Wouldn't be able to tell the music content of this one from anyone of probably 15 others but some of the fans just eat these up!
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
I'm home from work now and so I decided to visit the Elvis CD collection to give some further details on what's already been released from this season in Tahoe. Threre was three releases from Ft. Baxter from this stint: May 24th on the "import" Spanish Eyes; May 25th on ...And the King for Dessert; and lastly May 27th on Last Tango In Tahoe. All three are quite enjoyable with a few songs on each that was not on the other show. This one by FTD should be a winner as should the Birmingham/Dallas set for those who don't have the imports. May should be a great month for releases. Thanks Ernst for this set of releases.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Mmm an unreleased soundboard from an early Tahoe may 74 show ? Great choice Ernst & co!
Elvis in fresh and great shape. I have the other shows from this Tahoe stint and these shows are really powerful. I will certainly buy this new FTD release.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
These are ok,but how about Hampton roads from On Tour next? Its time ernst its time! Or better yet, how about Hampton roads and richmond in a set?
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Looking forward to High Sierra. Nice to get a Tahoe show from a good performance year. :)
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
I welcome these releases but I just wish that Elvis had stopped singingn the same songs at every show. It would have been refreshing to hear him do "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck' or "Girls, Girls Girls" live or "It Feels So Right" live or anything but the same old songs. I love collecting every show he did that was recorded, byut good grief, I wish the guy had shuffled the song arrangements & kept the shows fresh & different. If nothing else, It would have been great if he sang every song from Golden Records Volumes 2, 3 & 4. Anyway, what's done is done & what we have is the same same songs recorded live for the umpteenth time. Glad to see these released despite the SANE tired lineup of songs.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
These Tahoe shows were just strong..great release. Just logical that FTD releases these 76 shows. they are way too good to be skipped. however, I would rather have seen Wichita and Atlanta. anyway you can`t have it all. it`s o.k..
Erika Freiburger (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Good news!!! I always liked the Lake Tahoe shows.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Yep Lex , you're right ! There is even no date mentioned, just "May 1976". Hope the final printing of the cover will be correct . Always El.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
This was a very good sesaon in Lake Tahoe for Elvis. There have been three "import" releases from this stint in Tahoe and Elvis is in fine voice and is very focused throughout each of those. This show is earlier than any of those releases and should show a well-rested and relaxed Elvis enjoying himself on stage. Did I really read 8-page booklet ? lol I'm looking forward to this one.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
It was a copy paste error by ElvisNews :-), funny is that the image of the cover says "1976" (on ShopElvis.eu you can find a larger image). So the mistake is understandable...
tcb 76 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
i say release every 1976 show; i love them all, that was the year i was born and i especially want to see a release of the July 4, 1976 Tulsa show! that is of course if the soundboards exist anymore for them!
KTemple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Hopefully, FTD can give 1976 a holiday for a year or so with these 2 famous concerts being released.
Probably would have been better to put the show from 28th Dec on disc one and the 29th Dec on disc 2!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Probably typo by ElvisNews. No harm done, can be corrected in a wink. Always El.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Date for High Sierra should be May 1974, not 1976.
KTemple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Great news BUT surely FTD are done with 1976 for while now!!

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