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Stranger In The Crowd

May 24, 2009 | Music

Audionics will release another version of the August 13, 1970 Dinner show, this time in stereo. The title will be Stranger in the Crowd, and the disc will contain the full show. Only Sweet Caroline is spliced with the Aug. 11 D.S. version, but the full version of this show is included as bonus in mono.


  1. Opening Theme
  2. Opening Vamp/ That's All Right, Mama
  3. I Got a Woman
  4. Hound Dog
  5. Monologue
  6. Love Me Tender (with false start)
  7. Don't Cry Daddy
  8. In the Ghetto
  9. I Just Can't Help Believin'
  10. Stranger In The Crowd
  11. Make The World Go Away
  12. Sweet Caroline (with false start)
  13. You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'
  14. Polk Salad Annie
  15. Band introductions/ Instrumental break
  16. Band introductions/ Introduction of Art Carney
  17. The Wonder of You
  18. Heartbreak Hotel
  19. Blue Suede Shoes
  20. One Night
  21. All Shook Up
  22. Bridge over Troubled Water
  23. Suspicious Minds
  24. Can't Help Falling in Love


  1. Sweet Caroline (with false start), full mono version 1970/08/13 D.S.

mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 24, 2009
They will release this show? however its already for sale on ebay,i personally think its a ripoff,and i wished Ftd would release this show,its time for another fantastic aug 1970 show!
Pininen wrote on May 24, 2009
Why do you think it is a ripoff ? And yes it is already out on ebay because it is already released.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 24, 2009
I have been told this is a real release and not a copy from the show featured on ttwii box set,i just dont know why it was not announced before being released,Ftd should have already put this show out!
Pininen wrote on May 24, 2009
Yes I agree with you that ftd should have released this show
sitdown68 wrote on May 24, 2009
Make The World Go Away is my alltime favourite in these concerts from Aug 1970. Don't need the booth. the 3CD TTWII Boxist far enough for me
I Saw the Light wrote on May 24, 2009
One of the best show Elvis ever gave directly from multitrack tapes! Just heard the sound sample.. The sound is AWSAME! No one should miss this one. And yes, it's Audionics, real deal.
theoldscudder wrote on May 24, 2009
Let's see whats the highlight here? Oh yes the intro. of Art Charney.
Lefty wrote on May 25, 2009
I can't find a single reason to complain. Here we have a complete concert from August 1970, in stereo, in a great package. What more could an Elvis fan ask for?
dgirl wrote on May 25, 2009
Reminds me of a Madison release. You see? There is always another label to pick up where one left off. This is the type of show FTD should release and not later 70's shows where Elvis was not at his peak.
Jesse Garon Presley wrote on May 25, 2009
yeah a great release, the sample is absolutely stunning,also the cover-art is simply beautiful ans awesome. already reserved my copy and oh yeah don't expect OldScudder to be positive about any release at any time. whatsoever, even about this release Elvis at his peak he can't be thrilled. the whole release is a hightlight you go audionics great release : ) buy this one
Steve V wrote on May 25, 2009
Im not a fan of bootleggers but I would consider this 1970 show. I hate to say it but Elvis peaked in 1970 as far as live performances go. You never heard the raw , raunchy emotion in his voice agian after 1970.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 25, 2009
Yep Ftd should have already released this show,steve i do think some of his 72 shows wre pretty high energy,including the On Tour shows,that are also being ignored at the moment by Ftd and sony!
Jesse Garon Presley wrote on May 25, 2009
well i love 1970 very and very much, absolute power no doubt, but don't forget 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1974, 75, 76 and even in 1977. think about I Can't Stop Loving You in 1974 that high perfectly note at the end, Hurt, How Great Thou Art in 1974, i think his voice grew stronger after 1970, no doubt about that,but all in all the 70's were and still are awesome
Ciscoking wrote on May 25, 2009
I`d say this show is a blockbuster !! Excellent setlist, excellent sound...a must-have...!!!!
Ronaldv wrote on May 25, 2009
If you paid a lot of cash for the complete works a couple of months ago, you certainly don't need this one. I predict the next release will be the august 12th MS in stereo, oh wait, It's in the Ttwii box already...doesn't matter, many fans will buy it anyway. Let's keep the money coming.
dgirl wrote on May 25, 2009
Elvis certainly gave some great shows after 1970, but I think I know where Steve V is coming from. When you hear a 1969-1970 show there is a certain vibe and feel to it that seemed to go away after 1970. It even sounds as if Elvis was enjoying himself more on stage. 1972 onwards the shows became more robotic & erratic and so what if he hits a great note or does a great song here & there, that makes for a great concert? The reviews were less favorable and he wasnt the performer he was in 1970. Look at TTWII and On Tour and you can see what I mean. You may say what does physical appearance have to do with it, well if you are not as fit and dont feel like you did several years before, the shows of a grinding tour will reflect that. Look at how slick & mechanical MSG & Aloha were. Good but not outstanding & loose performances. More like auto-pilot when compared to 1970 when he still felt like he had to prove himself. Maybe thats it. He took for granted the fans would love whatever show he put on after 1972 and phoned it in once in a while.
Greg Nolan wrote on May 25, 2009
This is terrific news. Almost everybody stands by 1970 Elvis. But leave it to the ElvisNews gang to find fault with it. You can't make this stuff up! The makers of the almost-perfect (from what they tell me) TWWII boxset apparently somehow couldn't secure the stereo masters but these guys did. Time to shell out again, folks! FTD is also trumped again but taken as a whole, the import world still compliments the official FTD releases. It's a great time to be a fan. For completists who want the superior sound, this is a set to get - plus it's on Audionics, a trusted, quaility label. I couldn't get the boxset but I will be getting this one due to the track record of the label. By the way, Steve V's jaded / "been there, done that" complaints (he saw a few Elvis concerts) about Elvis being finished after 1970 remain a real demerit to our discussions here make me wonder why he sticks around. The purpose of the import world is to supply the Elvis die-hard (usually having never had a chance to see him live) who wants all the years of his career documented is the justification for releases from other so-called bad years of his career. If you don't get this line of thinking, why exactly would you hang around a site about "Elvis 'News'"? Outside of rare concert tapes and alternates, there really won't be much more "news" about our long-dead hero. So why come on here with the negativity? For those who care, we continue to have great choices for the hyper-devoted Elvis fan. Keep it coming, import world!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 25, 2009
Everyone wont like this release,its from my favorite Elvis period so i do like it,i do not understand why Ftd hasnt released this show but has put out 3 shows from 69,but thats them!
Steve V wrote on May 25, 2009
Greg - I never said was finished after 1970 did I? I said he wasn't quite the same performer as he was in 1970. To prove my point play Polk Salad Annie from TTWII and follow it with the On Tour version. If you & others can say that both performances are of the same high standard, well maybe it is time for me to get off this site, because I cant argue what is obvious to me and not to others.
alisuzbet wrote on May 26, 2009
I just joined this site, basically to agree with Steve V. I saw E in person countless times between Feb 70 and March 77 - and I can tell you that NOTHING topped '70 - ever. His shows diminished in excitement from '73 forward, and by 1977, he was there in physical body only, and not willfully it appeared. He was tired, bloated (NOT fat), unchallenged, unexcited, and bored. I know most fans don't like reading that kind of thing, but it's a fact. We were there, we saw the decline and lack of enthusiasm in E over the years. He could have done so much more musically, but he was restrained by those who were insecure and afraid they'd get pushed off the gravy train. And frankly, we all can, and should, blame E for not taking matters into his own hands and pursuing what could have been a fantastic future in progressive music, if only he'd have kicked a couple dozen people to the curb and hooked up with industry professionals who knew what was going on and where E could go. One of the best moves he ever made was to American Sound and Chips Moman - that was a coup for E and all his fans. But true to form, for various reasons, that "feeling" and success in his recordings would never again happen. I think it's interesting to debate what all he could have done from the mid-70s forward, in terms of music, and even film. But in 1968, '69 and '70, there was no one better than Elvis. And the world will never again be so excited or moved by someone as unique and charismatic as he was during those particular years.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 26, 2009
Welcome aboard,nope it doesnt get better than 70 Elvis,after that period i like 72 ,expecially the On Tour material,i love the hampton roads show from on tour because it had the energy that had gone missing,sadly that energy didnt stay around long,its a fact,i have gotten to wear i cant listen to a bored uninspired Elvis,but when he was going strong nothing tops it!
benny scott wrote on May 26, 2009
I'm not addressing these words to someone in particular, just a thought in general. What's the use of endless repeated remarks like : Elvis should have done this, should have done that, could have done this and that, why not (again) this and that. We have to accept the facts and take the good with the bad.It's history and no one can change it. Being thankful for the legacy our hero left us is the least we can do, so pls: less complaining and negativity . Hope some people agree with me that Elvis did some good things, even after 1970. But let this be clear : I respect everyone's vision , but sometimes the things I read from some members are many, many times ( and in some cases ALWAYS) negatif. And finally : during the six years i've been a member of this (very good ) site i still read with a lot of pleasure the comments of Greg Nolan. This has nothing to do with flattery, (so Greg, don't react pls) . I'm not saying he's the only one with comments making good sense, but the guy never hurts someone, never calls someone names, stays polite and has a very open mind. And last but not least : this import " Stranger In The Crowd "is on my list. Hope i can get one.Always El.
circleG wrote on May 26, 2009
good points benny. i've got to a point where i skip reading the 'elvis should have done that..' bits too and go for the informative points about releases and such. sometimes i feel half of the junk out there is because of us so called fans! I was talking to a few young young guys who had never really heard E's music and all they could talk about was how he died ! kill the cliches ...
Steve V wrote on May 26, 2009
welcome aboard alisuzbet - I agree with your intelligent post 100%. You will find you may get slammed on this site for stating an opinion that is not 100% favorable to Elvis, even though it is sometimes very obvious. Hang in there.
Natha wrote on May 26, 2009
Benny Scott, you are so right; as well as Greg Nolan. That is exactly my view point. We all have our preferences for the period, style etc. For those frequently visiting this wonderful site: we all know by now who is who and what are the preferences. As I stated before, I am merely interested in the origin, the quality of the sound etc. An honest review, devoid of personal favors, is welcomed at any time. One who does not like ' the year' or whatever cannot provide that. Period.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 26, 2009
Are we tallking about the same greg nolan,who went on a rant about me? My comments might annoy some,but they are never mean spirirted,its cool though,always good to know who your friends are,and to benny and anyone willing to read ,i think this is a fine release and from Elvis best year!
Greg Nolan wrote on May 26, 2009
Welcome aboard, Ali' . A key point is that virtually all of us could write an article on what Elvis "should have" done. This is a rather knowledgeable bunch of fans - with widely-divergent tastes at that, which should be at least respected. After all, we're all Elvis fans. I think most of us tune in here (so to speak) to read reviews of the content of these releases and find out if they are uniquely assembled in improved or decent sound, with 21st Century packaging and liner notes, etc. We're buyers and want to highlight the best of the crop. The ebates about his career are (a) now boring and (b) still very subjective despite some consensus - whether you were there in person or not. But to endless debate personal taste (usually predicated on strawmen arguments that "some people don't want to know the truth about Elvis "- trust us, we know it), is just a waste of time. Here's a great issue that looks to be one of the most popular single imports in some time - I'm glad it's here and let's enjoy that. Anyone who wants to find what's good about 1972 (and I don't share the complete slam of that year either) or even late '76 is looked upon as having two-heads by some rather narrow fans. Don't get me wrong: 1970 Elvis in many ways was at his peak but he also did different songs later on that fit the time period and in some ways his voice grew richer and more mature. And not being a homosexual (just a joke, folks!), I really have no problem with him being at 98% capacity later on looks wise. He still was the COOLEST dude in the room - by a long shot. He was charisma personifed and kept the legacy of his image and accumulated persona even in 1977. Some of the worst Elvis fan critics of his late period acknowledge that in person they still got swept up by the vision of Elvis Presley performing before them - for better or worse, as we know. And as a post-script, I wouldn't call it a rant, Mature, but I did finally say that you need to take just a lLITTLE more care to your comments here. First, don't feel the need to respond on every point as by now your point of view is very familiar. Let the site breath a bit - it shouldn't be a one-man show. And second, since many non-native speakers (primarily from Europe) are taking the time to use periods and check their spelling, you could do ths same. That sounded rude but in the context of my "rant" in made sense and was well-earned. No hard feelings to you or anyone else here. The golden age of Elvis imports continues!
Greg Nolan wrote on May 26, 2009
My own three or so spelling errors are duly noted (wink wink / grin) !
EPmemories wrote on May 27, 2009
would immeadiately buy this CD if I only knew that EP sings my favourite song "Stranger i crowd" Has some fan listened to this great release ? If so, please tell me. Full version ? Strong Ronnie Tutt work ?
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 27, 2009
Again my comments are about the product,try staying on topic & saying no hard feelings is just something you say to make it appear its not personal.As for the one man shows comment,im not the one trying to direct people how and when to post comments,now can we get back to the topic?
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 27, 2009
EP Memories this features the full version of stranger in the crowd and has great stereo sound, stranger in the crowd was also on the Thats The Way It Is Box set put out in 2000 and now out of print!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 30, 2009
The song is Stranger In Yhe Crowd,it was on the 2000 release of Thats The Way It Is 3 cd Special Eition,this cd does not feature Stranger In My Home Town!
Greg Nolan wrote on June 06, 2009
And my comments are in fact on the *product* which I actually just got yesterday and can verify on a first hand basis that it's a real beauty. Wonderful foldout digipak with great color photos and that great booklet tucked into it, to boot. Well-researched liner notes really add to the experience of this excellent showcase. Will FTD top this overall package? I'm inclined to say "no," to say nothing of the involvement of Lene Reidel and the "no booklet" policy that FTD often follows. Hats off Audionics!