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Adios Huntsville

June 27, 2007 | Music
The "Audionics" label that released "Across The Country Vol. 2" containing the Huntsville, May 31st, 1975 evening show earlier this year, will release the CD "Adios Huntsville". This release contains the last of Elvis' five legendary Huntsville concerts from the May/June 1975 tour, as recorded from the soundboard on June 1st, 1975, 8:30 P.M. - no edits, the complete tape. The CD has a running time of almost 64.


It was one of the the best shows of the tour, and a happy, humorous and good-voiced Elvis delivered excellent versions of songs like "The Wonder Of You", "Polk Salad Annie", "T.R.O.U.B.L.E.", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "I'll Remember You" and "An American Trilogy".

A first generation DAT copy of the original mono soundboard recording was used for this project. As the majority of die-hard fans know, none of the May / June 1975 tour soundboards were recorded in their entirety. This time, only "C. C. Rider" and "I Got A Woman" / "Amen" were not recorded. The producers added these tracks from another concert, as recorded from the soundboard in Dayton, OH, 06.10.'74 8:30 P.M. These two tracks were released previously, but here they appear in superior audio from an alternate source.

As you've come to expect from us, this CD is accompanied with a classy 16-page full color booklet containing liner notes as written by a renowned Elvis expert, who was lucky enough to be in the Huntsville crowd on that day. The majority of the photographs in the booklet were taken during the Huntsville, AL, June 1st, 1975 8:30 P.M. show, where Elvis wore the "Black Eagle" suit. Several additional photographs from the Huntsville, June 1st, 1975 2:30 P.M. concert and from the Dayton, OH, October 6th, 1974 8:30 P.M. show were added to "complete the picture".

As Elvis said: "I'd like to say something, can I raise my hand... we have had a fantastic time here in Huntsville... a little rough getting in and out of my hotel, but that's all right. But you've really been fantastic down here. If you want us back in Huntsville, just let us know, and we shall be back." Now every fan will have the opportunity to return to Huntsville with the King again & again, for an unforgettable night of Elvis magic.

01. * C. C. Rider - 02. * I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 03. Monologue / Love Me - 04. Dialogue - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. Love Me Tender - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 09. The Wonder Of You (with 3 false starts) - 10. Burning Love (2 false starts only) - 11. Polk Salad Annie - 12. Band Introductions - 13. Johnny B. Goode - 14. Drums Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) - 15. Bass Solo (Blues - by Jerry Scheff) - 16. Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) - 17. School Day - 18. I Can't Stop Loving You - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 20. I'll Remember You (incl. excerpt of "Alfie") - 21. Let Me Be There - 22. Why Me Lord - 23. An American Trilogy - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away - 25. Little Darlin' - 26. Monologue - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.

* denotes tracks recorded in Dayton, Ohio, October 06, 1974 8:30 P.M. show.
Matthias Kuenzer wrote on June 27, 2007
No complaints so far? Something wrong with the "Give your opinion" function still?
Lex wrote on June 27, 2007
Looks like a nice clock again :-)
Mark S. wrote on June 27, 2007
Or a pretty neat coaster to go with the clock, Lex? ;-)
Loesje wrote on June 27, 2007
Please no more clocks and coasters; I have enough of those by now ;-)
wayup wrote on June 27, 2007
Some guys + Loesje are so predictable :-)
Loesje wrote on June 27, 2007
LOL :-) Look who's talking...
wayup wrote on June 27, 2007
writing, writing :-)
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 27, 2007
Another great looking release,great shows from this tour, adios indeed- adios ftd!
Ciscoking wrote on June 27, 2007
These Huntsville shows and most of the others from this tour belong to the best Elvis ever gave. This show in SB quality with a fine package like here belongs to every collection. Highly recommendable...well done Audionics !!
Jerome wrote on June 27, 2007
Great cover, this truly is the definite 'adios' Huntsville.
You Dont Know Me wrote on June 28, 2007
Yes i have no doubt that this forthcoming CD WILL be another 'great release' but thoroughly AGREE that the 'adios' title is somewhat mis-leading(especially as 'still rockin' the nation' from his 6.9.76 E/S WAS the last show Elvis played in Huntsville.) It also seems somewhat 'strange' NOT to have missing tracks made up with others from the same tour, but instead thrust into a Dayton 6.10.74 E/S??? To start with? however odd titles aside the cover looks 'great' and we KNOW the content is....if you cannot remember then play again the southern nights FTD which features 3 tracks from this 1.6.75 E/S namely.. Tracks 7:Polk Salad Annie 8: I'll Remember You 9: Little Darlin'