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Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro

June 15, 2018 | Music

Victrola will release another outing of the Greensboro show, this time on a 2CD-set and a double LP album. The source is new compared to previous releases. Here is what they have to say about it themselves.


Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro

A fantastic double CD album taken from the original 16 and 8 track master tapes!

Label:  Victrola 2018-01-2

Victrola label is proud to present Elvis’ powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14th 1972.

So what makes this new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set ''Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition''. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings, and not the nafta tapes that have been used this far as a source for this show. On the box set, it was even presented in mono (sloppy, that) and Madison released it earlier in narrow stereo on "Greensboro Revolution". The recording that we obtained was mixed down from the original 8- and 16-track masters fairly recently, but then, oddly enough, stored back in the vaults. We know you will be thrilled when you hear this recording, which has the signature of the best Elvis live mixes released officially thus far. The wide, dynamic stereo sound is just friggin' unbelievable and puts you right in that Greensboro audience. That may sound like hype, but just wait for the samples! Elvis at the peak of his powers, April 1972, driving the audience into a frenzy... And you are right there! Do not miss this sonic delight, which may well be your favorite Elvis live album in the years to come. That's how good this is. We are clearly thrilled to be able to release this for you, from the actual mastertapes, in a fresh, professionally mixed stunning stereo sound. As a bonus, we've added a bonus disc featuring sacred performances and additional live songs in glorious stereo, as well as the unedited ''Funny How Time Slips Away'' from the April 5th 1972 rehearsal (badly butchered up on the aforementioned box-set). These days, there aren't a lot of surprises left in the Elvis world (wasn't that "Searcher" film a real doozy?), but this is definitely one of them. Grab it while you can! We do understand some people will be sceptical about this project, but for once, this is what it is! To assure these people, we will be posting samples soon, so that they can compare & make graphics to their hearts' content. This is the real deal, folks... And one project that we're damn proud of. A killer release that deserves to be in your collection.

''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' release is presented in a deluxe double digipak accompanied with a 16-page booklet.

We are proud to announce too, that ''Elvis April 14, 1972 Greensboro'' will be released later this year on 180grams vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, and with a large booklet filled with many rare pix.

Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro 

CD 1

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. CC Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been To Spain
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Until It’s Tim For You To Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
10. Hound Dog
11. Heart Break Hotel
12. A Big Hunk O’ Love
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Suspicious Minds
15. Love Me tender
16. Introductions
17. For The Good Times
18. An American Trilogy
19. Burning Love
20. Release Me
21. Funny How Times Slips Away
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 2

01. Johnny B. Goode (Takes 1 - 3)
02. Always On My Mind (Rehearsal, with extra dialogue)
03. Separate Ways #1 (With Extra Dialogue - Raw outtake)
04. Separate Ways #2 (With Extra Dialogue)
05. Time Has Made A Change In Me (J.D Sumner & The Stamps Quartet)
06. I Should Have Been Crucified (J.D Sumner & The Stamps Quartet)
07. I John
08. Bosom Of Abraham - You Better Run
09. Lead Me, Guide Me
10. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Nearer My God To Thee
11. Sweet Sweet Spirit (By J.D Sumner & The Stamps - Rehearsal)
12. When It's My Time (By Bill Baize & The Stamps)
13. All Shook Up (April 9, 1972)
14. Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel (April 9, 1972)
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight (April 9, 1972) 
16. I Can't Stop Loving You (April 9, 1972)
17. How Great Thou Art (April 9, 1972)
18. For The Good Times (April 9, 1972)
19. An American Trilogy (April 9, 1972 - This Is Elvis Overdub)
20. The Lighthouse (One-liner) - Hound Dog (April 5, 1972 - Rehearsal)
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (April 5, 1972 - Rehearsal)
22. Funny How Time Slips Away (April 5, 1972 - Unedited)

Elvis April 14 1972 Greensboro  2 lp set 

Side 1

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. CC Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been To Spain
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Until It’s Tim For You To Go

Side 2

1. Polk Salad Annie
2. Love Me
3. ( Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
4. Hound Dog
5. Heart Break Hotel
6. A Big Hunk O’ Love

Side 3

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. Suspicious Minds
3. Love Me tender
4. Introductions
5. For The Good Times
6. An American Trilogy

Side 4

1. Burning Love
2. Release Me
3. Funny How Times Slips Away
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Gladyslove wrote on June 15, 2018
A Grammy !? New for me. Good show with Elvis in good mood.
Lex wrote on June 15, 2018
Read... Golden Globe :D
Gladyslove wrote on June 15, 2018
At the time when I wrote it, it says " Grammy. " Stone me to dead. I am guilty. Forgive me.
Lex wrote on June 17, 2018
Nah, wrong picture was up first ;)
Dazman wrote on June 19, 2018
While the bootleggers are coming up with the goods BMG keeps dithering with EOT. They had no problem releasing the San Antonio concert, what about the rest ?
atomic powered poste wrote on June 27, 2018
I just compared a sample from the new cd with the madison release. It's the same source, no doubt about that. If you have the madison or one of the later copies of the madison cd, you definitely don't need this one. All the "promo blabla" ist just that.
Mike.S. wrote on June 30, 2018
I agree. And I guess VICTROLA did not use the same source, but they used the Madison CD as their source. There is a function "Stereo-Widening" in audio-software. I tried it and got the exactly same mix as the new sound-samples. It fits, since older VICTROLA releases were all taken from already released sources.
Dazman wrote on July 06, 2018
Even if they are from RCA's tapes, I doubt they'll be much better going by the San Antonio recording on the Close Up set.
blackdiamond wrote on August 04, 2018
I have a copy of this CD and the sound is absolutely STUNNING. Much better than all other releases. Don't know if it's actually from a 8 and 16 track master recordings but it sure is fine! If you don't already have this show on another label, then this is the one for you