Right after the release of "Elvis - A Legendary Performer Volume 8" the Madison label will issue a double CD set titled "The Elvis Presley Show - Holding Down The Fort". This CD features the much-heralded Fort Worth, Texas concert from June 3, 1976.
About five years ago Madison issued portions of this show, unfortunately far from complete and in lesser sound quality. However, this 2006 collection will be taken from a first generation soundboard recording in superb sound quality. And the packaging will include a 16 page, illustrated booklet with relevant text.
For the first time, this "30th Anniversary Edition" will feature all the music from the "pre-show" with Joe Guercio and the Hot Hilton Horns, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet and The Sweet Inspirations. All these performances will be as presented that night in Fort Worth.
Highlights from the first CD include "When The Saints Go Marching In" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the Stamps, and the Sweet Inspirations energetic vocals on "Philadelphia Freedom", "Lady Marmalade" and a medley of Stevie Wonder hits. The stand up comedian Jackie Kahane's set was not recorded and will not appear on this release.
Elvis' concert will feature all the tracks previously released on Madison's Cajun Tornado, but this time in great sound quality from the first generation soundboard recording and in unbroken running order. Some of the previously unreleased performances will include "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Help Me" and many more.