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In The Heart Of Georgia

November 28, 2010 | Music

Twelve years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a more complete version of Elvis Presley's 1975 tour opener, as taken from the mixing desk. Originally released as part of the "From Vegas To Macon" set, this recording was faded out during "I'll Remember You" and there were a few tracks missing. However, these tracks were recorded by the sound engineer and these unreleased tracks are included here for the first time.

The April 24th tour opening show is interesting, because it's the first tour following the problematic September / October '74 tour and Elvis' subsequent hospitalization. The setlist is very interesting because it features a lot of recent material, with virtually no 'oldies'. There's 'It's Midnight' and 'Promised Land' from the December '73 STAX sessions, 'Fairytale' and 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E.' from the recent TODAY sessions, as well as a welcome return of 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me'. Elvis sounds a bit tired here and there, but he's also full of fun. "My name is Johnny Cash ... it's a pleasure to be back here in Atlanta, uh, Macon" he jokes. It's interesting to note that 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E.' is the very first live version. Macon goes bananas for "An American Trilogy." Clearly, 1975 on tour beats strong in the heart of Georgia.

This release is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled with many photographs taken during the April 24th Macon concert. Here's your chance to listen to ELVIS IN THE HEART OF GEORGIA - for the first time in complete form as originally recorded!

1. Elvis Talks - 2. Love Me - 3. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 4. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 5. Big Boss Man - 6. It's Midnight - 7. Promised Land - 8. Fairytale - 9. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - 11. What I'd Say? (James Burton) - 12. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 13. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - 14. Piano solo (Glen Hardin) - 15. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 16. My Boy - 17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E - 18. I'll Remember You [now complete] - 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) [unreleased] - 20. An American Trilogy [unreleased] - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love [unreleased] - 22. Closing vamp [unreleased]. Approx. running time: 51minutes

A nearly complete and partially unreleased soundboard recording


Source:Elvis Information Network
Ciscoking wrote on November 28, 2010
I see. now..the goodies are coming..right before Xmas....what we had was more than incomplete..this time only the opening block is missing....the rest is there..good show ..very strong setlist..Elvis and band are cooking and we have a soundboard....Santa Bring That Baby To Me..lol.
marco31768 wrote on November 28, 2010
Another winner from Audionics !!! Thank you.
You Dont Know Me wrote on November 28, 2010
Agree Ciscoking as with only the first 2 songs missing i will enjoy this show! The sound mix will still domiate with Piano, but i always liked this opening tour show and will collect it here.
Tony C wrote on November 29, 2010
I great enjoyed the shorter version that was released before and I look forward to this release.
Ronald wrote on November 29, 2010
To bad that they didn't released the last part of the show on the first release. For those three songs i'll skip this one.
Jesse Garon Presley wrote on November 29, 2010
skip all you want Ronald it's your loss
Ronaldv wrote on November 29, 2010
The april 75 tour is a very good one, I'm buying this for sure. i hope FTD comes with another one.
I Saw the Light wrote on November 30, 2010
It's good that they didn't promise an improvement in the sound quality. Last time when they did it, At Full Force happened... I'll wait for a few reviews first, then maybe I'll order it.
Ronald wrote on November 30, 2010
Jesse, i have every soundboard from apr/may/june that has been released so far. Containing lot's of versions of the last 3 songs so that's why i don't need it (again). But by far Audionics is one of best providers for good releases recent years.
Jesse Garon Presley wrote on November 30, 2010
I agree with you Ronald if you don't need it then you don't buy it and yes Audionics is one of the best import providers around
FLY-TROUBLE! wrote on November 30, 2010
Except for 'At Full Force',ha-ha!:)
KurtKK wrote on December 08, 2010
Will definitely buy this one, as soon as it's out ! Although I do already have the (previously released on bootl) part of the Macond show, I'll buy it again with more songs added now!!Great concert ! Great good zesty dialogue, super good versions and all one can expect from our King ! In my top 10 of Concerts ! Urge fans to buy this one.