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The Final Homecoming

August 30, 2009 | Music

By popular demand! For those who missed Fort Baxter's 1997 Goodbye Memphis 2?D, Audionics / Fort Baxter will release in a limited edition the 2CD-set titled The Final Homecoming (Audionics 2009-05-2 / Fort Baxter CS-1005). This release will contain the famous July 5th, 1976 Tour finale as recorded live from the mixing desk in Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.

From the press-release:

To achieve the best possible sound quality, Audionics / Fort Baxter worked with 1st generation DAT copies of the original soundboard tapes, as originally used for the 1997 release. The sound was restored in a renowned studio and is a significant improvement over the original release.
As usual, this new release will come in a beautifully designed packaging with a 16-page booklet, containing a selection of live photographs from the July 5th, 1976 Memphis concert as well as informative liner notes. This 2CD is set for release in September. Don't miss your opportunity to get the ultimate release of that legendary final Memphis show! One of the show highlights is a sensational version of That's All Right, Mama. He sings it with gusto, saying: "they said he can't do that stuff anymore, by God just watch me!". He also sings a few lines of Jambalaya as well as a rare-for-the-period One Night.
The next Audionics release will contain an unreleased soundboard recording. More details soon.


CD 1:
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. One Night - 14. That's All Right - 15. Blue Christmas - 16. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - 17. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson).

CD 2:
01. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 02. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 03. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 04. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 05. Piano solo (Tony Brown) - 06. Electric Piano and Clavinet solo (David Briggs) - 07. Love Letters - 08. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 09. Hurt - 10. Hurt (full reprise) - 11. Hound Dog - 12. Funny How Times Slip Away (with reprise) - 13. Help Me - 14. How Great Thou Art - 15. Softly As I Leave You - 16. Introductions by Elvis of Vernon Presley - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Jambalaya (partial) - 19. It's Now Or Never - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp and announcements.

Approx. running time: 90:32

Source:For CD Collectors Only
Ton Bruins wrote on August 30, 2009
Ciscoking wrote on August 30, 2009
One of the best shows from 1976. I was pretty surprised when I heard it for the first time. Elvis is in high spirits. who wonders, the last show of the tour in his hometown. I`d say, for newbies a must have. for those who like the show in modern layout and sound recommendable, too..
theoldscudder wrote on August 30, 2009
A very imaginative set list.
benny scott wrote on August 30, 2009
As far as I'm concerned : no yawning at all ! I missed the Fort Baxter 1997 release, so I welcome this forthcoming re-release ! Always El.
Ronaldv wrote on August 30, 2009
The only interesting line for me is: The next Audionics release will contain an unreleased soundboard recording. More details soon. Goodbye Memphis is in my possession for many years now, but give me the details of the new soundboard now, please! July 75? June 73? would be very nice!
Mofoca22 wrote on August 30, 2009
i been looking for that and the first show he had in mephis from 1974
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on August 31, 2009
What a surprise more fans moaning because they have something,guess what others dont!
Lefty wrote on August 31, 2009
A great show indeed. Already have secured my order. I know it's a show many of us already own, but if an old release is going to get a second life, it might as well be a good show. Someday, the bottom of the barrel will be reached, and everything Elvis will be something we already have.
Ton Bruins wrote on August 31, 2009
I understand it's interesting only for fans that missed the 1997 release. By the way a very interesting show in a great sound. Can't inmaging that the sound will be even better on the new release..
You Dont Know Me wrote on September 01, 2009
well ronald v...IF? they released either a June 73 or a July 75 soundboard Audionics would sell a couple of thousand copies for certain! goodbye memphis AGAIN geez i still have the original right with me in good sound!