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Royal Gambit At Richfield Released

May 21, 2008 | Music
According to postings on the FECC forum the import release "Royal Gambit At Richfield" has been released. This Straight Arrow label release contains a remastered audience recording of Elvis' performance from October 23, 1976 as recorded live at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio.
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from "2001 A Space Odyssey") - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 10. And I Love You So - 11. Little Darlin' (excerpt / intro only) - 12. Fever - 13. America The Beautiful - 14. Polk Salad Annie - 15. Band Introductions - 16. Early Mornin' Rain - 17. What'd I Say - 18. Johnny B. Goode - 19. Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) - 20. Bass Solo (Blues - by Jerry Scheff) - 21. Piano Solo (by Tony Brown) - 22. Electric Piano Solo (by David Briggs) - 23. Love Letters - 24. School Day - 25. Hurt (with last part reprise) - 26. Hound Dog - 27. Danny Boy (by Sherrill Nielsen) - 28. Walk With Me (by Sherrill Nielsen) - 29. Heartbreak Hotel - 30. How Great Thou Art - 31. Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley) - 32. Can't Help Falling In Love - 33. Closing Vamp & Announcements.
Source:For Elvis CD Collectors Forum
Greg Nolan wrote on May 22, 2008
As the previous (and apparently inferior source) of this concert has long made the import Top 40 among fans, this upgrade should be a welcome treat. It's easy to write off E's '76 but he did get some decent shows in long before late December and this show is proof of that. Here's hoping the ' Arrow comes through again.
Ciscoking wrote on May 22, 2008
A must-have ,..one of the best sounding AR`s I`ve heard in my life,..and that were a few..lol..
GeertFromNl wrote on May 22, 2008
Have received it today,the concert is fantastic,the sound quality is stunning! In fact it's better than some of the soundboards (the Run On soundboard,for example). 1976 wasn't a great year for Elvis, but on this night he was great. 80 minutes of listening pleasure.
RJ wrote on May 22, 2008
Better than "Run on" soundboard? Talking about the worst soundboard ever so that's no promotion Geert;) This new release is indeed a killer! Showhighlight: Little Darlin' (just kiddin..)
Jerome wrote on May 22, 2008
hey! Heartbreak hotel at the end of an show. I gotta have this rarity!..
BigRedGG wrote on May 23, 2008
RJ - sure is a killer version of Little Darlin !!! Jerome - shame on you !! Cisco - hi pal !!
BigRedGG wrote on May 23, 2008
PS - EN you have nicked my scans !!!
Ciscoking wrote on May 26, 2008
Hi BigG, my friend,..seems like we are riding on the same wave here...so this one truly must be a winner..lol..
Greg Nolan wrote on May 28, 2008
Just got this fine release before Memorial Day here in the US of A: and what a treat it was to play on my day off...! Improved sound of a longer, more "up" show for '76 Elvis (just a tad off his late '76 form but stellar) and quite listenable, to the point that at times it doesn't sound like an audience tape! Well done, Straight Arrow, as usual! Fine packaging, including rare color photos and informed notes by famed EP foto-hound Bob Heis rounds out an exceptional package! Make more room on the shelf!!