Rebooked At The International

The new Backdraft import label released the set 'Rebooked At The International' box-set.

From the press-release:

This deluxe 4 CD set released by Backdraft is the ultimate January/February 1970 engagement package. ‘Rebooked at the International’ features multi-track recordings by RCA including unreleased leftovers that did not make the ‘On Stage’ album. These are the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the up-coming ‘On Stage’ album. No repairs, No overdubs!

CD2 features the recordings that finally made the ‘On Stage’ album however, for the first time, is released in its original form before studio overdubs were added. The tracks are unedited, with extra long unedited dialogue in between songs that also were never included on the album. This is the ‘On Stage’ album that was meant to be, no overdubs, unedited and raw on stage directly from multi-track tapes.

CD3 features the left over tracks that never made it to the album. For the first time, it contains many unreleased songs in multi-track form along with some previous material that were recorded from the same shows. This, with all the added unreleased dialogue in between the songs is accompanied with rehearsal tracks from the engagement, making this collection the most complete and compelling ever assembled on this, Elvis’ second coming to the International Hotel.

This box set also includes newly sourced soundboard recordings of the opening and closing shows of the engagement. Though both have been released several times before, none of those previous releases achieved the sonic quality presented here. The Opening show on CD1 is presented for the first time without any of the heavy filters that were present on previous releases as well as the Closing show on CD4, a much better recording, is slightly longer at the end than before. This is the first time that every single audio signal of the original recording has been used for the audio restoration. Backdraft has achieved a much clearer natural sound and a tremendous sonic separation of the instruments and voices. This is not a slight improvement like on other re-releases; this is a new sonic experience!

Many Elvis fans would appreciate the difficulty in obtaining photographs from the January/February 1970 engagement. In fact, fans would agree the enormous rarity of such since only a handful of these have been seen or available. For the first time included in the accompanying 100 page hardback book, are such photographs never before seen in beautiful quality accompanied with extensive liner notes and hard facts.

This highly collectable box set is available now and is only limited to just 1000 copies and is expected to be sold out within days.

Rebooked at the International

Tracklisting

CD 1 Opening Show - January 26, 1970 - International Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

Sammy Shore (Comedy Act)* Unreleased
Opening Vamp
All Shook Up
That´s All Right
Elvis talks
Proud Mary
Don´t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don´t Be Cruel
Long Tall Sally
Let It Be Me
I Can´t Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions
Kentucky Rain
Suspicious Minds
Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 2 (Unreleased in its original form) On Stage - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix

See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS)
Release Me (Feb. 18; MS)
Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS)
Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS)
Proud Mary (Feb. 16; DS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS)
Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS)
I Can´t Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)

CD 3 (* Denotes as unreleased)

February 18, 1970 - Dinner Show
Long Tall Sally* (incl. false start)
Elvis talks*
Don´t Cry Daddy
The Wonder Of You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes*
Release Me*
Polk Salad Annie*

February 19, 1970 - Dinner Show
Elvis talks
Proud Mary (incl. false start)
Elvis talks
Don´t Cry Daddy*
Elvis talks*
Kentucky Rain*
Let It Be Me*
I Can´t Stop Loving You*
Walk A Mile In My Shoes*
Elvis talks (0:43)
Release Me
See See Rider

Bonus Tracks
Hound Dog (Feb. 15, MS)
Love Me Tender (Feb. 15, MS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto (Feb. 15, MS)
Kentucky Rain (Feb. 16, DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 1)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 2)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 3)
Release Me (Feb. 18, Rehearsal)
See See Rider (Feb. 18, Rehearsal)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Acetate - Feb. 18, Rehearsal)

CD 4 - Closing Show - February 23, 1970

Opening Vamp
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Long Tall Sally
Elvis talks
Don´t Cry Daddy
Elvis talks
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Can´t Stop Loving You
See See Rider
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Elvis taking a break
Introductions
Blueberry Hill (Elvis at the piano)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis talks
One Night
It´s Now Or Never
Suspicious Minds
Elvis talks
Can´t Help Falling In Love
Announcement 

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Reactions

John Burrows (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 28, 2011report abuse
yes but whereas cafe europa is pressed in the thousands it can afford to be cheaper, with this only being a thousand it s cost more, and probably more costs to recoup. what if there were only 550 copies pressed, im sure it would be $200 plus!
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2011report abuse
Although this would be a nice release to have, i have already the madison releases. I don't know what this box costs, but i've read someone's comment that it has a pricetag of approx $100,00 or even a bit more. Well I think that's rediculous! Someone said things like "you get 4 CD set with a stunning booklet with 100 pages with rare photos" but still I think it's stealing. Why i say this? Well i bought one month ago the MRS release "Cafe Europa Sessions" and it has also 4 CD's in VERY good sound (i think much better than the rebooked release) and it also has a 100 page booklet. What it cost me?
€ 45,00! yes only 45 euro's. So the rebooked release should cost not more than 50 euro's or so!
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2011report abuse
elvis54, well at last a concise overview on this release.........nothing else needs to be said it all here.Regarding Elvis Presley and bootlegs maybe Lex will open a debate on this and only this and we can voice our opinions for and against.
elvis 54 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2011report abuse
I hear you dgirl, but im with mature on this. FTD could never put a great presentation like this and the amount of editing they do to the sound is simply not justified. Imean look at this review I just saw on the FECC site, I got my copy yesterday and simply, I could not have said it better.

KingOfTheJungle wrote:
I just got my copy of Backdraft's "Rebooked At The International" in. A few thoughts:
Let's start with the basics,
Design: This package is simply stunning. Industry standard longbow 4CD set, with a beautiful matte finish cover, and a 100 page book that features some incredible shots of Elvis from February 1970. More than a few are previously unseen (and man there are some beauties there), but even the ones we've seen before are in such good quality they have to have been scanned from original negs (Or very, very, very clean prints). Beautiful. My only complaint with the book is that they have an autographed matchbook on page 61 that is a fake (Tsk, tsk. Get an expert to vet these things, Backdraft!)

Ok, on to the good stuff, the music:

Disc 1- The January 26th opening show.

Those of us who were introduced to this show from Fort Baxter's releases are very familiar with the overdriven, distorted nature of this tape. If I had my druthers, it would have been recorded on multi-track, but such is not the case. Madison's release used some technical computer wizardry to reduce the amount of distortion present, but the overall effect left the tape sounding a bit flat and muffled. Backdraft's release clearly seems to be from a better generation than the Baxter/Madison releases. It's a cleaner, crisper, more "in focus" sound. However, they opted not to try to digitally reduce the distortion ala Madison, so there is still quite a bit of it present (though it is less severe than the old Baxter releases). Your opinion of the sound of this release will most likely be shaped by your tolerance for mike overload. If you want less of it, and are ok with a flatter overall sound, you'll be happier with the Madison. If you can handle the distortion in the interest of the cleanest sounding transfer of the show, Backdraft wins. I have both versions, so I don't have to choose.

Disc 2- "On Stage" The Felton Jarvis rough mix.

So the big question about this disc is: are these the mixes that were on Good Times Never Seemed So Good or Pure Stage Power? The answer: No they are not. They are quite different in fact.

From the evidence available, I think the mixes on Backdraft's second disc are an earlier working mix than the ones that appear on GTNSSG. The presence of I Can't Stop Loving You in place of the two 1969 tracks and the extra, unreleased dialog would seem to indicate this, as well as the fact that the mixes on the acetate have a slightly more polished, less raw feel. That being said, Backdraft's source sounds like an original rough mix tape, and the overall sound is excellent.

Disc 3 - Feb 18/19 + Bonus tracks

This disc sounds fantastic. And the performances are fantastic (but it's Elvis in Feb. 70, so we knew that already, right?). One of the things I wondered about is whether the 'Polk Salad Annie' from Feb 18th DS would wind up being the same one that appeared on Behind Closed Doors labeled with that date, and BCD erroneously labeled dates on a few other acetates that we know of. The producers' press release seemed to indicate that it was unreleased so the question was: Is it unreleased, or unreleased from a tape source? To my great delight, it is not the BCD version, but a totally unreleased (and excellent) one.

One of the things I noticed while spinning this CD is that the tracks from Feb 19th DS that appeared on FTD's Polk Salad Annie sound much better here than on the FTD. I don't know if it's Ferrante's mix or Lene Reidel's notoriously poor mastering choices, but Proud Mary specifically benefits incredibly from Backdraft's version. Elvis vocal focus and passion, and the a$$ kicking rock of the TCB band here are brought into a focus that was unfortunately missed on the FTD, this is brought into even greater clarity when you hit track 20, the beginning of the "bonus" tracks. It's quite obviously cribbed from the FTD (tsk tsk), and doesn't sound nearly as good as the material that preceded it.

Disc 4- The Closing Show

Once again, the source tape sounds crisper than the versions I've heard before. No overload distortion problem this time, though. Sounds like the producers have added a touch of digital echo to give it some "ambience". Some purists are shire to shake a reproving finger, but it sounds pretty good to me. Not overpowering, just enough to liven up the found a bit. Overall I think this is my favorite presentation of this show yet released.

Conclusion
I am incredibly glad I took the plunge and invested in this release. The content (released and unreleased) is top notch and presented well, and great care was obviously taken in packaging, graphic design, and acquiring rare photos (and excellent sources for them). They don't come around like this every day. This is a release worthy of the engagement it represents.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2011report abuse
Correct Tony C and that is why I no longer support the bootleggers or buy any bootlegged material. I may miss out on some good stuff but not enough to make me lose any sleep over. I'll pick and choose from what the label gives me. Case in point, the unreleased 1956 show on the new box coming out which I may or may not buy.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2011report abuse
People still compare the cost of bootlegs to official releases, but they tend to forget a few things. The bootleggers pay nothing in royalties or tax and use peoples photographs without permission or payment. People who sell stolen goods are always able to undercut the shops they stole them from. On a different issue, Cisco was asked below what his agenda is. In my eyes his agenda is to speak a great deal of sense, cut through the hype and correct the sometimes hysterical and factually incorrect comments of others.
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2011report abuse
mark wilson, phew this has been hard work trying to get across just what this set represents and you have summed it up very nicely,this set was never released to replace 'Madison's' or 'Legacy' editions and of course the sound is somewhat more raw and untouched so obviously to me this has enough going for it to warrant the cost etc,how many times over the years have we had 'themed' import releases and the booklet or photo's sometimes don't relate to material on the cd,yet this release has a huge amount of info as well as some real nice shots of Elvis........compliments this set perfectly and as stated before does represent 50% of this package and obviously was reflected in the asking price,if this was just a 4 cd set with a 2,4,6 or 8 page booklet as WRL like to do then the price would of been a lot cheaper.Still i have it now and still think it's one of the best import releases since TFC.
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2011report abuse
As I said below, there are 4 CD's and a 100 page book. Currently FTD's are like £22 (around US$35), lets call it $30 just to be conservative. 4 x $30 = $120. Plus there is a fabulous 100 page book with superb Feb 70 photos which for this engagement is rare, if you were to go by Tunzi standards thats another $50 minimum. So we are already at $170 mark. Very well presented, great sound and since it is very limited, its for the die hard fan that want this stuff in all its glory in 1 complete package. If all had bought individually, would have been more, and no can say this set is not beautiful. Well worth it, and now, probabaly the fastest selling and most fan interested item this century. No import label can beat this.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Cisco i agree but dont you think ftd could release material undubbed,and i know they have,couldnt they release such a set at a better price? I dont think ftd ever had a plan,you are right for the price this set is way overpriced,but ftd should take notise,just look as all the attention this set is getting,and meanwhile ftd is putting out 500 page books on jumpsuits lol.
Oh and those lovely 76 shows!
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011
Invisible because there was speculation about people and bootlegs
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
To adapt your words to bootlegs I could easily say without badmouthing this set......on a 4 cd set for 100 plus bucks I want more than 5 unreleased live versions, talk and a nice photo book which I don`t need... with the rest being taken from available sources..like Opening Night 1970, CLosing Night 1970, Good times Never seemed So Good, On Stage and On Stage Legacy..
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Spoiled? they cost $30 plus,sorry i want more for my hard earned money,i guess stage rehearsals is a classic,i mean just be glad you can buy something with some new material! Yes many fans do know how to do it better,thats why bootlegs still excist.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
Silly,...perhaps..good anyway..fans always know it better..and fans are spoilt..nowadays..
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
In my view to be a collectors label,there a joke,it took them years to even put books in there releases. So sorry we disagree on that,i know some things about ernst and team,explain the 6363 sunset release to me, were is the logic, were is the direction? it doesnt know what it is,covers 3 differt sessions,silly dont you think?
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
mature...please don`t overdo it..FTD is does not do crap..
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2011report abuse
We should have the collectors label putting out such sets,but we dont,as mentioned,stage rehearsals was a joke. Ftd has been doing this for over a decade but have learned nothing! If fans stopped buying the crap maybe they would get the point but most wont because they either think they gotta have it or the label will fold. This set here is going for $120 and people are buying it,so ftd what the hect are you doing. The opening night and closing night shows are awesome yet you give us stage rehearsals and amarillo 77? Ftd has yet to release a complete rehearsals the closest being the on tour rehearsals. I see ciscooking also isnt into photo books,i thought i was the only one. If anything this set shows what fans are wanting,ftd is simply lost.
KINGE (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
not impressed with the sound on disc 1....to my ears its sounding more distorted compared to Madisons opening night. still looks like a quality release.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
I say it again..this set contains fantastic music..really and if you don`t own much of this material it is a must have.. no question.. essential for newbies in any case.. perhaps i will get it, too but I have time. I wouldn`t die if it`s been sold out.. cause I do have most of this great material and I am no collector of photo books..
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
Drjohncarpenter0117, your reaction is hitting the nail right on the head Thnx!, i also agree with you on what Cisco is concerned. I will have REBOOKED shortly, difficult to find but my copy is reserved (thank God), this "new"' label has a marvelous start indeed.
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
OnStage, yes the was some fans reply about 'sound' difference between different import release's will always be in my opinion down to the individual,some wait for reviews,some don't but at all because they have the show already and are happy with what they have etc, but for me again this release has a lot of merits to warrant me having a copy sent to me.Of course this is not a 'Madison' or even a 'Legacy' edition but for a import release a lot of work has gone in to this and it shows.Ciscoking has always been one of the best for me over the years regarding imports and i take on board what he has to say regarding a 'sound sample' and i know he will certainly have a copy in his collection as soon as it arrives,but still fans will love this set.Again fans are intelligent enough to decide for themselves if this is for them or not as always but it's a top class start for a 'new label' and i think we will all be happy with future projects from them......or for some fans not!.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
The Feb. Closing show is a killer, Elvis is really loose and so are the band, even the drumming is different to other shows. I like it a lot, its still pre the Ultimate showman persona, still on the tail end of the '69 stuff. Saying that the only thing on here that would tempt me now are the two versions of Kentucky Rain, but i think the ultimate live version is on the Vegas Boxset, so no worries there. Anyway i still prefer Elvis in Person, On Stage MSG's, Live in Menphis and of course the fully matured, deep, rich vocals, of Elvis in Concert, all of which can be bought for less than this.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
So drjohncarpenter0117 is wrong then ? , he doesn't talk about the so-called bad sound on cd-1,and also it has been proven in the past that not every fan agrees about the soundquality, first you hear " don't buy this cd because the sound they promised for this cd is not what they promised at all" and then when i got the cd,there was nothing wrong with the soundquality at all ( does happen a lot)l,but ofcourse opinions may differ, distortion on cd-1 or not, does not make me change my mind about buying this box-set.And i also have the Madison release.
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2011report abuse
Yes Cisco, I saw that and just to add to that, i saw this to and it quotes: "For those who know the opening show well, will know the show is distorted in the first place and this is evident in the fact that you can hear Elvis complain about the microphone overload during the show. It would appear and is my guess from what I'am reading here, "Backdraft" did nothing to the filters to compensate this and so when Elvis sings loud, it does indeed distort which is probably why the "Madison" release for this sounds better. Luckily the Closing show did not suffer the same fate, so I expect this to sound quite pleasant along with the 2 stereo CD’s". I should have mine on Saturday so I will definetly let u know how it is.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
An opinion about the sound..a quote from FECC..just to show you how opinions can differ.

After listening to the sample of All Shook up from Opening night. There is definitely more high end - which had to be added - thus Elvis voice is almost distorted. Also sounds like re-verb was added to give it a false stereo sound. Elvis voice really sound WAY to crisp!!! Not good at all!!! Elvis is Very distorted!!

IN NO way an upgrade in sound from the Madison Release of Opening Night. Which is a bummer!! And its not in stereo!
I like the Madison sound a lot better!!! Trust me - I am bummed!! This is all from CD 1 - that is the only sample that I was able to get
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
circleG and drjohncarpenter0117 and Mark wilson spot on reactions from you ,i agree with the three of you a 100%
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
interesting views - I think on the whole many of us would buy it if we could afford it. Santa Claus - "I've seen on FTD's Stage Rehearsals what Ernst's rehearsal releases look like. Cut, edits, faked intros, faked versions. If you wanne wait for more of that you can do so". I agree with you. These are the things that disappoint me about FTD too. why don't they learn from the bootleggers? Would anyone like to see FTD release a 4cd digipack like 'close up' based on the Feb70 ?
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
While we go through what seems like the a import glut of release's lately a release such as this one has all things going for it in packaging and cd-wise,yes i know we could debate what has been release and what has'nt but for a 1970 cd/book import release i can only say it's up at the top.Had a chance to give this set a second spin yesterday and again go through the book and have to admit for me it's a nice well presented package and look forward to future projects that are due soon?
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
Mark, can you calm down your tone a bit?
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
zzzzzz.....
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011
Invisible because there was a personal attack
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
I could rebuy and rebuy because of new source tapes forever,and yes its about views,and the fact that some want to shove theres down others throats,find someone else buddy,i gave the facts and all the putdowns and silly talk wont change that. Do not disrespect me though and then tell me no offence,i never attacked anyone,and why would my view bothers anyone,unless that person has some stakes in the release,this is the one side of imports i dont like. Ciscooking sayed the same thing,but let me guess he is on the ok to give his view list,well i just put my self on that list. Enjoy buckaroo
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
This was never about view, but about fact. Now since you like talking about about CD1 and 4, I notice that the press release mentions that the closing show is longer. Which to me means a new tape source. This also is a fact stated from the press release, not a view. Im am sorry see that you are indeed at your mature age suffering from dyslexia. No offence, no view, im just stating the facts. End of.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Why are you so concerned? makes me wonder.i did read you did not read what i said it seems. I know its 4 cd,but if you have the madison cd's then you have the 2 shows from cd 1 and 4 of this set. Then ftd will release On stage and you will have unreleased tracks. So yes for me paying $100 plus for 2 cd's with undubbed etc etc is too much,but as i said,if you dont have the madison releases then its a better deal provided the sound is good. Respect my view and i will respect yours. My view however will not change!
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
mature_elvis you have really got to learn to read. For someone thats mature I find this surprising that you cant read the press release. $100 for 2 CD's is not whats on offer here. There are 4 CD's and a 100 page book. Currently FTD's are like £22 (around US$35), lets call it $30. 4 x $30 = $120. plus there is a 100 page book which if you were to go by Tunzi standards add another $50 minimum. So we are already past the $150 mark. For me, I like the fact that everything is in 1 place, but you choose to forget that the main interest here is CD2 and 3. Why go on and on about CD1 and 4, CD2 and 3 are not rebuys so you dont have them. In reality the original 'On Stage' album was a con. Overdubs and sounds that simply did not exist while Elvis performed these songs is not my idea of an Elvis concert release. For the first time we are getting the real thing. Lets hope mature_elvis you are able to finally understand what is being said and that you are mature enough to accept it.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
OK,heres the facts,if you have opening night 1970 form madison & closing night 1970 from madison then you have cd 1 & 4 from this set,undubbed stuff? again ftd will release some of this,sure you will have a few missing false stops and maybe some undubbed stuff,but for $100 plus dollars? come on now,its overpriced,and i have mislead noone. If you dont have the 2 madison releases then this would be a better deal since the madison cd's are long out of print and closing night is even rarer it seems. But again paying $100 plus for 2 cd's is insane,and i dont go for improved sound. Again i mention ftd in a postative light and i get dont be negative. I wonder if somes views are not for others reasons than just a simplw view. Has anyone heard this release? my madisons are one of my favorite purchases.nothing tops them.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
165 dollars? now that's to much, i will get this set for much cheaper.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
I just saw it advertised for 165.00 US dollars by a dealer! As BT Barnum once said,,,,,
Macca316 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Well I would love to have this release, but money is tight because I got laid off. :( I do however have my money put aside for Young Man, and did order the new GR release which makes me happy. :D this seems like a fantastic boxset which I would love to own.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
I got a few e-mails asking for my opinion about this release..I can say it here , too. When I wrote "kind of superfluous" I was referring to me and my collection since I have most of it..and the rest will be available soon by FTD I am pretty sure. Anyway..it is a great and strong compilation of some of the greatest music our man ever performed live on stage. If you miss great parts. this release is highly recommendable..the OS and CS are terrific and all other songs are great renditions, too but.. if you have most of it. and take the coming FTD into account.. you can skip it...
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
dr John, I would love to buy it, but at this moment (!) i don't have the money for it. I really regret it!
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Amen to that drjohncarpenter0117, your reaction makes me even more looking forward to receiving this Beauty,thnx!
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
I understand fans concern about the price here etc but the 100 pageof photo's and info with this package is 50% of this package and the 4 cd's the other 50%, now if you consider what good old JAT would of charged for the 100 page book i think it's again a value for money release,surely 1970 has to be Elvis's lean and mean years and the cd's do show this in the way he goes into each engagement,i am sure reviews will follow soon but believe me sound on these are superior and disc 1 has mic feedback on some songs but at least you get the chance to listen to all cd's as they were taped before Felton got to work.........thanks for all concerned and you know who you are and along with VENUS this 'new' label with make import buying a pleasure and a welcome change from some of the poorer release's of recent times.......Backdraft a new label to set the import market on fire.
ernst blofeld (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
oh boy - I cant wait to plunk down my hard earned money to get to hear the sammy shore comedy opening act !!
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Im with you on that bestof. Sounds like a mastering engineer hype and as far as I am concerned all mumbo jumbo to me. Although reading the blog I dont think the sonic crap relates to CD2 and 3, which for me is my main interest in this release. The sonic seems to relate to CD1 and 4 which although are great recordings, I just wanna hear the 2 middle CD's. Any day now, its coming through my door, hope I get for the weekend.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Well... "this is a new sonic experience!" and ..."none of those previous releases achieved the sonic quality presented here". I mean, if that doesn't persuade you to buy then nothing will. Not quite sure what a sonic experience is though.
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
mature_elvis_fan75, again it seems you simply cannot either the blog above or the comments I have made below. How can you rebuy something you dont have, You dont have the raw undubbed 'On Stage' album so thats all of CD2 and you dont have most of CD3. No one cares if you buy this item or not. All i am saying to you is that your comments are unnecessarily misleading to other Elvis fans
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Mark Wilson is quite right. RCA till FTD kept us waiting for so long. I would love to buy this release. But the price . . . just too much for me. Unfortunately
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
mark wilson thnx for setting the record straight, and yet still some fail to understand you,indeed strange times
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
Complaning? nah just my view,i dont rebuy what i have. You get flack for putting down ftd and get flack for saying wait on a release from ftd lol strange times. I think this releases is alot of hype,im sure ftd will have unreleased songs with inbetween talk i havnt heard. This set is overpriced!
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
Yes i never bought the 2 'Madison' CD's so maybe i did the right thing by waiting till now to get these shows again in best sound!?
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
It seems to me that a lot of fans are missing the point. Firstly the On Stage album version is not the same version as released before. This is the version before any mastering and over dubs were done on the album release as it clearly says. So this in itself is unreleased along with extra dialogue , as it says. FTD would never release the album and then follow it exactly the same order in the way it was recorded before RCA placed the over dubs. And remember, FTD always edit things on everything they have ever done. So CD2 is essentially unreleased. Also as it clearly says, CD3 are leftovers with more unreleased material. CD1 and CD4 again as it says, are new sources and as stated even the closing show is longer proving its the original master source which in itself is easily goingto be much better sound overall. So IMO, 2 CD's are unreleased, 2 CD's are better sound, plus a great package with new photos (such as the cover shot). Why would anyone complain, this is the greatest release any fan can hope for. FTD? why ait another 3 years.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
Lefty,i agree completely,i will buy the on stage ftd as long as theres unreleased tracks. But no way im paying for over $100 for this, i gotta say i dont understand the hype expecially if you have the 2 madison releases. As for pictures yes one pic 1000 pics all the same to me. just give me a nice booklet with info and a cd mastered the right way.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
On Stage is a great album. The Legacy Edition is outstanding. I think I bought it for about $15.00 at a big box music store. I'm not a fan of outtakes, false starts, or multiple takes of the same song, so this deal doesn't interest me. I'm sure that the FTD version, whenever it comes out, will slide past me for the same reasons. I did find this one on eBay for $104.32. Yeah, you get two soundboard recordings and a book to go along with the somewhat new material, but that's not enough for me to close the deal. As far as the books go, you've seen one picture of Elvis on stage, you've seen a thousand! Maybe they should have included a replica guitar pick? I hear that attracts many a collector.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
If you have the great madison releases thats enough,ftd will have the on stage in the classic series. I dont think ftd will screw it up,will they?
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
I couldn't find it myself on Ebay myself everytime i found it a few minutes later it was sold out,but now i'm sure i'm gonna get this one( i have my sources),my copy has been allready reserved, , this set is from the same guys who made the FC set,they didn't lie what was on there,why would this be any different now?, i agree with drjohncarpenter0117 well spoken!, so guaranteed or not Mr.Cisco,i'm going to get this.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
Even the dates for the "new" live version are not guaranteed.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
The price doesnt warrant the material. With money being watched in my household anyway, if I had to spring for something it would be the label's Young Man With the Big Beat box. At least you are getting an unreleased show and a nice book/package. Lets face it, most Elvis releases are recycled material with 'improved sound' and maybe an extra track here & there. Thats what I feel this is. Good marketing ploy. And why does Elvis product have to be so expensive? When Sinarta & Springsteen put out boxsets last year they were no where near as expensive as Young Man and they included DVDs!
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
I've seen on FTD's Stage Rehearsals what Ernst's rehearsal releases look like. Cut, edits, faked intros, faked versions. If you wanne wait for more of that you can do so.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
If you have the Madisons , it is sure a lot of money for so little new material. I have learned a long time ago, most of what I have bought on these boots has come out legally for better or worse on either the mainstream label in boxsets or FTD. So, its a pass.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
Kind of superfluous..only a handfull of live versions unreleased so far..wait till Ernst gives us On Stage and you have all..
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
A beaut package but I'll be passing up this one. I'm sure FTD will deliver the multi-tracks and rehearsals on their 7" Classic Album series and the Opening/Closing Night SB's as a 5" double disc set for less than $A100 combined.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
pricey - a bit out of my league. i'll settle for a decent ftd release though but won't hold my breath.
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
Fantastic set and the 100 pages of photo's and info does compliment what is an out standing release that already is selling out.Had this in the post this morning and as 1970 is without a doubt Elvis's re-invention of himself makes this set a must for lovers of this era.Fantastic package,well documented and 4 cracking cd's what more do you want from a import release.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
well i searched on ebay and at first didn't find it, then i searched again (with correct title)and DID find it!~~
1015elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2011report abuse
how do you buy this
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
well i told a lie i wasn't searching under quite the right title. when i did i bought a set IMMEDIATELY
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
what amazes me is that this is 'already sold out' and none on ebay etc.' incredable!~
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
Lets me make it clearer,opening night jan 1970,closing night feb 1970.
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
Not true that FTD has done nothing with Feb. 1970. Check out Polk Salad Annie with an almost complete show from Feb. 15 MS. First song and one half of second song were not recorded. Has some extras also.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
The fact that ftd has released so many 76 shows and not done anything with the jan/feb 70 shows how far off they are. More quality and less quanity. I already have the madison opening and closing night shows,so i will pass. Ftd will release some unreleased songs on the on stage ftd,which is overdue also.
mark wilson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
I just contacted my dealer who said thier allocation numbers are balreay exhausted. But it only came out today.
lacke lee (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
i just bought this amazing boxset and it should arrive to me soon, i just can't wait until it arrives to me. This cool boxset will look good together with the two other amazing boxset. that's the way it it - the complete works and the final curtain
elvis forever
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2011report abuse
Jan/Feb 70 ? , this sounds too good to be true. Hard financial times for Elvis fans these days. Only a 1,000 lucky Elvis fans worldwide will get this beauty. pfff..

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