With Renewed Vigour was the1st tour of 1976 and some of Elvis' key musicians were replaced for financial issues. Unexpectedly, the result was a surprisingly fresh sound, with keyboards and drums prominent. During this rather short tour, Elvis performed 8 solid and entertaining shows in 4 cities.
The Charlotte, March 20th, 1976, 2:30pm show was previously released from an incomplete and inferior source by "J. R. Productions" label in 1994 ("Steamrollin' Charlotte" CD). The sound was hissy, distant and badly muffled on few opening tracks. This is a completely new source; the original tape was recorded by a well-known American fan, using back then an excellent quality Sony TC-55 cassette recorder. For the first time this great concert is complete and in its best possible sound quality! As usual, this release is presented in a de-lux 6-panel digipak with a collection of photos taken in Charlotte, March 20th, 1976 2:30pm and with great liner notes written by the fan who taped the show!
If you have enjoyed the previous March'76 release "RIPPIN' IT IN CINCINNATI" (Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2018-51-02), you will love this one too. The sound is even better, fresher and ambient. Ask your local dealer for audio samples! Straight Arrow team is always looking for new, unreleased audience taped shows and for better versions of already released recordings. If you have such tapes, even damaged/broken ones, do not hesitate to contact us, through your local dealer.
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman/Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Let Me Be There - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. Until It's Time for You to Go (performed last time) - 09.All Shook Up - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11.Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12.What'd I Say - 13.Drum Solo (Larry Londin) - 14.Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 15. Piano Solo (Shane Keister) - 16.Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 17.School Day - 18.And I Love You So - 19. Hurt - 20. Burning Love (with 2 false starts) - 21. America (The Beautiful) - 22.Funny How Time Slips Away - 23.How Great Thou Art - 24.Hawaiian Wedding Song - 25.Can't Help Falling In Love - 26.Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Update February 15, 2020