Onondaga Nights

Following the remarkable success of our „From The Rick Rennie Mastertapes“ series, it is time to move on to yet another exciting project. Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, featuring two concerts from the July/August Bicentennial tour, in topnotch audience recorded quality. It was somewhat problematic tour and especially at the end of July and first days of August, Elvis' voice was affected by some kind of laryngitis. Nevertheless, the two concerts from Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse are examples of two solid Presley concerts, with Presley sounding clear and enthusiastic, and in good voice. Both shows were taken directly from recently found original audience-recorded mastertapes. The July 25th, 1976 show was released in 2002 on a CD called „Stormin’ Syracuse“ from an inferior and incomplete (14 minutes missing!) source. The July 27th show is previously unreleased. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself! This special release is presented in a de-luxe double digipack, accompanied by a 20-page booklet filled with many professional photos from July 27th and positive press reviews of both shows. Photos from July 25th are extremely rare (amateurish snapshots only). A couple of them have been added in spite of problematic quality, for historic reasons.

Tracklisting

CD1 - Sunday, July 25th, Syracuse show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. 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. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Battle Of New Orleans, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt (with reprise) - 25. Hound Dog - 26. Funny How Time Slips Away - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp & Announcements

CD2 - Tuesday, July 27th, Syracuse show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. 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. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful (with reprise) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Early Mornin' Rain - 16. What'd I Say - 17. Johnny B. Goode - 18. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 19. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 21. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 22. Love Letters - 23. School Day - 24. Hurt - 25. Hurt - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Funny How Time Slips Away - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp & Announcements 

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Aug 20, 2015 
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Reactions

You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2015report abuse
yes i always found the 27th July show 'OK' and the 25th July one 'not ok' so you are correct 2nd show WAS/IS better.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2015report abuse
I've seen Youtube footage of this show. Elvis seems to sound more vibrant on the 27th than what we've heard from other shows on this tour. Let's hope FTD will release the SB one day !
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2015report abuse
Yes what Ciscoking says is 100% correct.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2015report abuse
You're welcome..
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2015report abuse
Thanks Cisco for the info.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2015report abuse
Is there a way to secure a copy in the USA? There is some footage of I believe the second show on YouTube and it seems like a pretty good show. This seems like a good set of I knew how to get it.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2015report abuse
The July 25th show has been released years ago in incomplete form. The 27th show we only had on cd-r so debut on silver disc here.
Both sounded poor ..dull with some hiss...now Straight Arrow got hold of new tapes which sound much better and both shows are complete. For collectors of such stuff worthwhile in any case and the concerts were better than the ones in August and early September. Looking forward to this release.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2015report abuse
Every "Straight Arrow" release is welcome in my collection.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2015report abuse
cisco?
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2015report abuse
Yawn. Another audience recording. For all the claims about sound improvements, they always sound bad to me. Two soundboard recordings from this period are outstanding, the last Memphis concert, and the Tuscaloosa concert in August.

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