Due for release from import label Rainbow Records on August 16, 2008 is the double CD set "Then Sings My Soul" featuring audience recordings from both shows Elvis gave on May 7 1976. "Then Sings My Soul“ contains a 20 page-booklet with all necessary information regarding Elvis final Lake Tahoe engagement.
From the press release:
Elvis Presley was probably most relaxed on stage when doing one of his legendary „Tahoe“-shows. No matter if the year was 1971, 73, 74 or 1976 – he was always „ready“ when the crowd was in wanting to celebrate an unforgettable evening with their „King“.
May 7th, 1976 was such a date and Elvis delivered a very fine performance. Well, in fact he did two shows that day.
Rainbow Records managed to obtain very early generation tapes of audience recordings from both shows Elvis did that day.
On their brandnew release called "Then Sings My Soul“, the Midnight Show will be presented with a great variety of classic Elvis tunes while many highlights from the dinner show (such as "The Wonder Of You“ and "It´s Midnight“) will be on this 2 CD set as well. There will be even more to "discover“ for the fans ears when listening to the new RR release – more information, cover art and the tracklisting will follow soon.
Lake Tahoe May 7th, 1976 Dinner Show (8:00pm)
Songs Performed At This Show: See See Rider: I Got A Woman-Amen(including an excerpt of Riding On The Range): Fever: If You Love Me (Let Me Know): You Gave Me A Mountain(false start): All Shook Up: Teddy Bear-Don't Be Cruel: Its Midnight: Love Me Tender: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band; Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson): What’d I Say(James Burton): Drum solo(Ronnie Tutt): Bass solo(Jerry Scheff): Piano Solo(Tony Brown): Lady Madonna(David Briggs): Love Letters: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (Joe Guercio and the Al Tronti Orchestra): Introduction of Jerry Kennedy, Ron Pietrafeso and Ed Parker: Hurt (False start, Reprise): Softly, As I Leave You: Heartbreak Hotel (2 false starts): Jailhouse Rock: It's now or never: How Great Thou Art: Can’t Help Falling In Love
Its Midnight was performed for the final time live at this show.
Suit Worn at This Show: V-Neck suit with puff sleeves W/ Original belt
Musicians: Light Blue Top & Pants
Kathy Westmoreland: White Top & Blue Pants
Lake Tahoe May 7th, 1976 Midnight Show (12:00pm)
Songs Performed At This Show: See See Rider: I Got A Woman-Amen: Love Me: If You Love Me (Let Me Know): You Gave Me A Mountain: All Shook Up: Teddy Bear-Don't Be Cruel: The Wonder Of You: Happy Birthday(To Sandy): That's All Right: Are You Lonesome Tonight?: Introduction of Ed Parker: Monologue about Aloha From Hawaii and Kui Lee: I'll Remember You(False start): Ku-i-p-o (excerpt): Hawaiian Wedding Song: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band(Including and excerpt Of Green Green Grass Of Home); Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson): What’d I Say(James Burton): Johnny B. Goode(James Burton): Drum solo(Ronnie Tutt): Bass solo(Jerry Scheff): Piano Solo(Tony Brown): Electric piano solo(David Briggs): Love Letters: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (Joe Guercio and the Al Tronti Orchestra): My Way: Jailhouse Rock: Love Me Tender: Hurt (reprise): Heartbreak Hotel: How Great Thou Art: Hound Dog: Lara’s Theme (From Doctor Zhivago) (one line): One Night: It's now or never: Can't Help Falling in Love
I’ll remember you was performed for the final time Live at this show.
Suit Worn At This Show: Blue Egyptian Bird Suit W/ Original Belt
Then Sings My SoulJuly 25, 2008 | Music Source:Various
dressingroomrehearsa wrote on July 25, 2008
"well, wellwellwell...weeeell, we-el...wellwell,weeeeel. that's it."
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on July 25, 2008
Just another bunch of re-introduced song by Elvis, shame is that the stage career was really very short, there were so many much better songs by him from 1960 to 65 or so that were not done on stage i just cant listen to any more of this re-peated music.
JerryNodak wrote on July 26, 2008
Gotta agree with you, Jumpin' J. One setlist is like the next. What's amazing to me is that there are many fans out there who collect every single soundboard/audience recording/whatever. How many versions of the same two dozen songs do you need?