Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release 40th Anniversary 2CD Edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis, the King of Rock’s Triumphant 1974 Hometown Return Concert

Newly Remastered Album Includes All Concert Tracks Not Included on Original Vinyl

2nd Disc Premieres Previously Unreleased MONO “Test Run” of Entire Concert Recorded with a Live Audience at the Richmond Coliseum on March 18, 1974

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RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience featuring tracks left off the original album (because of the spatial limitations of vinyl) plus a wealth of previously unreleased material.

Disc 2 of the newly remastered expanded Legacy Edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis presents for the first time a recently located recording of Elvis’ complete concert “test run” held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, two days before his historic concert return to Memphis, where he’d last played live in 1957. The remarkable “test run” performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.

As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances—which include “Down In The Alley,” “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues,” “Softly As I Leave You,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “The Twelfth Of Never”—-provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis’ consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.

The musicians backing Elvis on Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis include James Burton and John Wilkinson (guitars); Charlie Hodge (guitar and vocals); Duke Bardwell (bass); Ronnie Tutt (drums); Glen D. Hardin (piano); The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland (vocals) with Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.

Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording.

“I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis,” said Elvis at the time. “After all, this is where it all started out for me.”

Originally released on vinyl on July 7, 1974, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured “How Great Thou Art,” the track that would bring Elvis his third (and third Gospel) Grammy win.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Legacy Edition)

Label: Legacy / Sony
Release: 18 March 2014

Disc 1

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up (not included on original album)
Steamroller Blues (not included on original album)
Teddy Bear-Don’t Be Cruel (not included on original album)
Love Me Tender (not included on original album)
Long Tall Sally-Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On-Mama Don’t Dance-Flip, Flop And Fly-Jailhouse Rock-Hound Dog
Fever (not included on original album)
Polk Salad Annie (not included on original album)
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds (not included on original album)
Introductions (not included on original album)
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
My Baby Left Me
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (not included on original album)
Funny How Time Slips Away (not included on original album)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Disc 2

The Richmond “Test Run” Concert – previously unreleased

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear-Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally-Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On-Mama Don’t Dance-Flip, Flop And Fly-Jailhouse Rock-Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
My Baby Left Me
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Recorded live March 18, 1974 at the Coliseum, Richmond

The August 1974 RCA Rehearsal

Down In The Alley (previously unreleased)
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues (previously unreleased)
Softly As I Leave You
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (previously unreleased)
The Twelfth Of Never

Updated: Jan 8, 2014 

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schemies (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2014report abuse
So who is mentioned to have done the mastering on disc 1 ?
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2014report abuse
If the Legacy logo is on the back of a Sony product, that doesn't necessarily make it a Sony Legacy "Edition". "Prince From Another Planet" is not a Sony Legacy "Edition" item.
NorwayElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2014report abuse
THEMEMPHISFAN wrote on Jan 13: Please get the facts right, John4126. The title "Prince From Another Planet" wasn't released as a Sony "LEGACY EDITION". Well this box set has the LEGACY logo on back cover.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2014report abuse
Yes, the paper sleeves CDs from Japan are highly collectible. I know a collector who only bought Elvis albums on CD this way.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2014report abuse
The japanese "paper sleeve " version of the Camden Christmas album with the Speedway photo cover from the mid - 2000's went for over $60.00 three times . I bid all three times but lost. I finally found a "buy it now " for about $65.00. I guess this release is a rarity . I've collected many of the paper sleeve releases from Japan.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2014report abuse
circleG- really? I never see CDs (or normal records for that matter) going for big prices on ebay. The seller may ask for them but they hardly ever get what they ask for. Id be curious to know which cds are selling for expensive prices. By dealing on ebay for many years, the prices have been going down consistently for many years on all cds & records. Of course, really rare ones like the Suns, the 1956 triple EP, the 1956 Elvis cartoon sleeve , the Beatles butcher cover and others will always get a decent price, but like Ive said even some of them dont command what they used to. When FTD does cease, it will be interesting to see if the hold their value.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2014report abuse
SteveV I was being a little sarcastic there. What I mean is I see Cds on ebay going for quite expensive amounts and unless someone in the future wants to get rid of their FTDs Cds fast and at a cheap price I reckon they will move at big prices once discontinued. Of course I could be wrong but thats what I speculate.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2014report abuse
All CDs including FTDs lose value after they have been out a while. Yes, even discontinued ones. Ive seen some OOP FTDs sell on ebay for $14.99! The only one that is maintaining its value is The Boy From Tupelo, because of its book and song content and its extrememely limited pressings. Its the Elvis most people covet. If one thinks FTDs will eventually sell for 500 pounds one day, please contact me. A reality check is needed here. Even SUN records have lost of bit of value recently.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2014report abuse
circleG, the bootleg that you're referring to included a false start of "Help Me" (if my memory serves me correctly).
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2014report abuse
Thanks you memphisfan - you're right and yes that title is the one that has been heavilly discounted!
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2014report abuse
Please don't let it have that silly overdubbed applause. It soundeed like there were a bunch of maniacs in that audience...
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2014report abuse
When you think that eventually the FTD series will end and each set will sell for £500 on e*bay ( anyone remember 2005?) the Legacy series actually starts to make sense. The original albums have to take more prority at some point and squeeze out all those compilations, and if you get an extra concert thrown in then why not ?

On another note I recall a bootleg of this album released just after the FTD version claiming to be a more complete complete version. Anyone remember that? what did it contain that the FTD version left out?
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2014report abuse
Please get the facts right, John4126. The title "Prince From Another Planet" wasn't released as a Sony "LEGACY EDITION". "ELVIS As Recorded At MADISON SQUARE GARDEN" was.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
Posted before I read your "classic album" explanation Memphis!
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
I think the term "classic album" in the FTD context means albums that were released in his lifetime. The merits of these albums after so many years is not the main the issue. They are what they are and you get a chance to buy them as they were issued - plus bonus items. Constructive criticism is one thing but constant whining about every release by certain individuals is just a bore. (And while we're at it, I think you'll find the guy's name is Ernst - not ernie).
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
And in a similar vein, 'To all you other haters...', that's really quite outlandish. It's all was been the way with this site if you dare to question either Elvis himself; make unfavourable comparison with the Beatles or their label or comment about the duplication and retail price of FTD and the labels' lack of a coherent release strategy, then you can not be considered to be a 'true' fan and should be forever banished.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
A perusal of two well known internet retailers reveals From Elvis in Memphis and Prince from Another planet considerably discounted. Seeing as there are few stores you can actually walk in and pick up a cd from the shelf, this counts as the bargain bin in my eyes. My comment around 'Classic' was in response to Japio's posting. I get the FTD classic tag despite it being a very tenuous link. That topic of conversation was put to bed several years ago. Perhaps it would be prudent for one or two to read postings before shooting from the hip.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
"Blueberry Hill/I Can't Stop Loving You" will no doubt be included. There are simply a few mistakes in the description above.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
Where is "Blueberry Hill / I can't Stop Loving you" which was the first song on Side 2 of this album ? Lets hope RCA hasn't promised a complete concert and edited out some of the songs. I really liked the sound mix on the FTD Release of this concert back in 2004.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
* The FTDs, that have been referred to as "classic" by Ernst Jorgensen, are not intended to describe the subjective quality of the material as "classic", but the fact that it's a reissue (in a 7-inch format with outtakes & alternates) of an album released during Elvis' lifetime. Examples... LOVING YOU= Classic, HARUM SCARUM= Classic, LOVE LETTERS From ELVIS= Classic, WILD IN THE COUNTRY= Classic format, ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS= Classic ; FAME AND FORTUNE= Not, TAKIN' TAHOE TONIGHT!= Not, DIXIELAND ROCKS= Not, ELVIS Sings GUITAR MAN= Classic format, FROM ELVIS AT AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO= Classic format. An exception to the rule... The album ELVIS IN CONCERT (representing the 1977 CBS-TV Special) will probably be referred to as "classic" when it gets the FTD treatment (since it was originally issued just 7 weeks after Elvis' death).
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
Hello, MemphisFan is right that the Legacy issue of Memphis74 isn't hyped as 'Classic'. But the FTD version is.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
* To "old cynic", a.k.a. John4126 -- I've yet to see ANY of the past Elvis Legacy Edition sets available in the bargain bins!
* To all of you other haters -- No where in the description of this new set do I see/read the word "Classic". Some of you people are sadly delusional. * Jamie -- As for "Elvis In Concert", I do hope Ernst Jorgensen issues a 2-cd set on the FTD label, but not as a Sony Legacy Edition at retail.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
a classic is what you or others expect. Sometimes it is the songs. but it can also be a classic - thanks - to the cover. But also thanks it was a real big shot on the charts. example.Lets show the golden records 2 cover to somebody( not a ep fan) ask him what songs are on it.I think ( as far as i can do that) he can't name a song. But the cover he knew. Because it's a classic. Thta's coun't also for this album. Lot of people i know , knows the cover. not the songs. And why always look to the numbers of sales. Do you get money if they sells a cd?. But this is not a news site anymore. More a site for those who only want to complain. Youre the only ones who complains about almost every release. be glad it is not compilation no . 100.000. Or cheap mixed C..P. as i said before. Only Elvis fans complains. if they would do better. My a..
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
Hello, I'm with John - the bestowing of the words 'Classic Album' or simply 'Classic' is very generous in some cases. In the context of Elvis, it seems any RCA Victor lp released in his lifetime (and - absurdly - some Camden titles) merit the 'Classic' stamp-of-approval. The original lp was a pretty good concert heralded as a 'homecoming' purely as a marketing ploy. Had Elvis been recording strong studio material in 1974, I doubt the Mid-South Colisseum gig would have been released at all. Should FTD release 'Elvis In Concert' as a 'Classic Album' I'll know the world's gone mad.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
John4126 is absolutely right.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
Call me an old cynic but that Amazon chart is a red herring. The Stax release hit number 70 in the UK album chart selling a grand total of 1367 copies! I recall Brian Quinn reporting that the Susan Boyle duet was no 1 in the iTunes pre order chart - the reality is it didn't even enter the UK top 40! It'll go the way of all of the Legacy releases thus far - no advertising - will shift a few thousand copies and be available in the bargain bins in 12 months time. Are the general public really that interested in two virtual identical concerts a couple of days apart? Unlikely.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
The Legacy Edition is already No.73 on the Amazon UK Best Sellers in Music List and No.184 on the U.S.A. equivalent.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
Really looking forward to getting this. I have the original release in 1974, also got it in a 5 pack with Aloha, on-stage TTWII and 68 comeback. I think this is his best live album. I noticed it is already in the top 100 on amazon.co.uk so I am not alone in welcoming this release.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
There's the 'complainers' and then there are those who attitude beggars belief. That 'oft banded tag of classic rears it's head. In what way are these shows Classic? The public didn't consider this a classic on it's original release and won't now. As for complaining - too damn right. I object to paying well over the odds as a 'collector' when the reality is that this is being offered to Joe public for a third of the cost I paid. Well, you have to put up or shut up. Some considerate souls have put FTD stuff on utube. Downloadable at that - to them I'm grateful. A considerable saving to be had. Loyalty is a dirty word for this label, mine ended long ago.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
I like this release. The general public gets a classic. i don't understand the complainers here.( are always the same people). Why? A great part to have in the legacy serie. yes we do have it. But why do Elvis fans complains always. see it different. You're a fan or not. If you a fan be happy that legacy brings the best albums again in the shops. You don'thave to buy. Thet means not you're not a fan. But do not complain always. or are you not a elvis fan?
There are more releases from legacy. No one complains. But Only Elvis fans moanin about what comes out. i like this album. And yes i have it on FTD. And maybe i buy it. ( if it is for a nice price). because i have mor of this serie. Great way to promote this album to the crowd out there. What they get is a two great live shows. But the cover. It's not a good one- but still a classic. Good choice to be released.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
I pre ordered mine, enough said ! And yes, some complainers are a pain in the .... :)
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
Sure, MemphisFan - or even, "Make an informed choice on whether to buy this product or not - only 3 unreleased songs are included, and they are informal rehearsal recordings".
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2014report abuse
Even though Disc 2 really is officially unreleased in the U.S. (FTDs are a product of Denmark), perhaps a fairer way for Sony Legacy to have worded things could've been -- PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ON A COLLECTOR'S LABEL ONLY --
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
Hello, I've done some checking and FTD's Richmond cd is in mono. So the description of disc 2 of this set as "unreleased" is downright dishonest. The original 1974 lp featured a decent concert ruined by dubbed audience responses that were at best hysterical in more ways than one. The FTD version was shorn of that dubbing, and this release will surely follow that lead. Elvis's live recordings after 1970 don't really do it for me, and I always home the 'hometown' angle sounded like desperate merchandising. A pretty good purchase for those who like their Elvis in a jumpsuit.
Pietro S (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
Oh my! Can't haters be banned from this site? It's really annoying when you read for the zillionth time one's complaints about everything! Dear Editors, hear my cry and please do something... Regarding proper topic: I like the idea. Never bought 48 Hours, so this will be a welcome addition to my collection.
Theo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
I don't mind the Richmond show or the 5 songs from the rehearsal being released again. That's the way it always goes. Nobody was forced to buy them when they were first released or is forced to buy these songs now. I think it's good this set is out there for the general public to hear and see that the 'after Aloha Elvis' still made some good music. And I can imagine Sony 'forgetting' about the bootlegs where this material was first released. But I do object to Sony's claim that this cd-set contains "a wealth of previously unreleased material". That is simply not true. Okay, so the Richmond show and 3 of the 5 rehearsal songs have only been released on FTD, but isn't this a daughter company of Sony? The Sony logo is on every one of my recent FTD cd's, so their press release contains blatant lies.
Carlos2014 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
This is a release for the wider international audience; NOT for fans who already have both concerts for a very long time. Also the bonus materials have been around by boot-people. So, where's the beef here for fans ?
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
All releases by Sony (whatever the format) are optional to "buy" or "not to buy". Since this "new" release won't have anything new to offer for me, I'll pass on it. No big deal.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2014report abuse
My view is about products,yet some like to take cheap shots and are the true children. I praised the on stage season release,i will not praise what i dont like. Its my view,and if you dont like it,then too bad. I guess your suppose to go along with what most say,if not then your a complainer,bla bla bla. I for one have bought most ftd releases,but admit not much interests me anymore. I would prefer releases come through the main label,just dont put them out on ftd so people pay the crazy prices just have it reissued for th general public,gives us a heads up and let us decide,no instead they get the best of both worlds. Have fun people,if you can,everyone will not agree with you ,i know i know crazy isnt it.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
There are certain people here who complain about everything and they contradict themselves constantly. One postings will read how they gave up buying FTD CDs years ago, another will read how they have bought every one but feel cheated and won't buy any more, until the next one comes out and they say they feel cheated yet again! It's the sort of thing to be expected from school children, not supposedly mature adults.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
Matureguy, given that you have an issue with just about every Elvis release and seem to spend most of your time beefing about it here, why I wonder do you bother. Given that virtually all Elvis releases are by definition re-hashes of previously released material , you are obviously facing a lifetime of discontent - not to mention coming over as a total pain in the.....well you get the idea.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
If I remember correctly the original edited version of Live In Memphis as well as the expanded FTD version of same both contained Blueberry Hill/I Can't Stop Loving You. I don't see it listed on disc one. WTF? I'm not going to make any decisions about this release until I see the correct track list. I also want to know if disc one is going to be remastered/ remixed.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
I would have waited and not obught 48 hours that for darn sure,why bother with elvis fans,buying over and over is what they do,and i notise the bonus songs are pulled from a ftd release and no its not unreleased,but the bonus tracks on 48 hours will be why some will keep that release and of course ftd will release those songs again with the whole concert,ernie knows his fans base and so does son. I will gladly sale both of my ftd's,i hate the oversized covers anyway. Im guessing thats the way it is will have the same concert from the 3 cd set correct,and again it will have some updated sound,instead why not put a unreleased show on it,because its elvis!!!
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
Yes there is reason to complain the FTD label is a collectors label for fans and are released in small numbers and subsequently deleted making them collectables thats why us fans pay twice as much for them than say a current artists release,i personally think Ernst and Sony are running out of unreleased material therefore to keep the gravy train going are now offering the material us fans that have paid top dollar for at a fraction of the price to the general public it devalues our collection just like it does when bootleggers bring out better sounding cds with booklets that we have already had in our collections the old title then becomes worthless to a point but thats the way of the world
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
My digital camera, which I bought 2-3 years ago, now costs only a fraction of the price. Should I complain? '48 to Memphis' was released in 2011 (more than two years ago) while 'Elvis Recorded..' in 2004, almost 10 years ago. Would you have waited all this time to get them cheaper even if you knew they would be released again in 2014? I guess most of us who bought the FTD versions back then would still have bought them anyway!

Amazon has available for pre-order a box with 20 soundtrack cd's for $39.99. That's about $2 per cd. What should all the fans who bought these individually and for a lot more money do? Commit suicide? Sue the label? RCA, BMG, Sony or whatever they are called these days are commercially oriented and only care about making money. There's nothing to complain or argue about, it's simple as that...
john9904 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
1 - I didn't rush like most people to buy the FTD version so now I can buy both concerts for 15 bucks lol Unlucky to hose who paid more for both concerts.
2 - I don't hear any complaints when you all buy the same Studio version of songs which are placed on many different CD's. Now you can put up with the same concerts on different CD's.
3 - Most of you didn't read the statement correctly. Its said they recently abtained a new tape, so its may be the same concert but in Mono.....
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
The track-listing for Disc 1 is erroneously missing "I Can't Stop Loving You/Blueberry Hill". As for Sony labeling Disc 2 & three of the bonus tracks as "previously unreleased", they are correct. They're referring to actual retail in the U.S.A. FTDs are manufactured in Denmark and exported to the U.S. and throughout the world.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
I paid around 90 bucks for on stage in memphis and 48 hours,so now it can be bought for 15 bucks,do you think i would have paid that high price knowing this release would come about. Its has northing to do with who this is aimed at,the general public dont support ftd so now they get what we bought at a much higher price. I wish ftd would end and all elvis releases were main label releases.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
Perfect! This extended version certainly belongs out there together with the other Legacy releases for the general music loving public to enjoy:-) And btw, it is not a slap in the face since the release is not aimed at the FTD buying people who read this page;-) Next Legacy release must be TTWII with ONLY the studio versions of "Patch It Up" and "I've Lost You" added to disc 1 and one complete concert on disc 2. Nothing more in order to keep the original feel. No rehearsals, extra live tracks etc
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
Fans like myself who paid more for this F.T.D. release, have a right to feel a bit cheated. However, I'm glad and excited, that this amazing concert is being re-released to all the music outlets, as a retail release. This concert is one of the best of the recorded concerts, and should stay in the retail catalog. If RCA recorded all of the 1974 Memphis shows, then the second disc should have featured highlights from the other professionally recorded Memphis shows.
Christer (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
Can anyone help me out regarding the rehearsals? I have the "from vegas to sunset boulevard" (or something similar) bootleg. Then there was a FTD that I did not buy that I thought had the exactly same rehearsal. Here it says that three of the performances are unreleased, which should mean that they are at least not on the FTD? Are they the same versions as on "from vegas..."?
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
If I were a betting man, I'd say that the track list has some misprints. There's no way that Sony Legacy would have first dibs on an unreleased Elvis concert. And since I'm in the betting mood, I'll venture to say that both discs are going to be exact copies of the FTD releases. If I believed in wishes come true, my dream would be that this "remastered" edition would see a return to the sound mix on the 1974 LP, which was far better than the FTD sound mix (except for the canned applause). But I doubt any of my dreams will surface here. I went ahead and pre-ordered this set because I like the Legacy releases. And if it's an exact copy of the FTD release, I'll still keep the 7" FTD version for the sake of posterity. The $13.00 I spent on the pre-order is not a big deal to me.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2014report abuse
What a crock? I remember the first CD version of this concert (the truncated version) I played a few times and mailed it out to my brother in California as I thought J.D. Sumner was a little bit overdone with his constant bass escapades. Whatever. I might buy this but why? Support an outfit that has screwed we loyal fans once again with their overly priced FTD versions for the real Elvis fan and now lets milk it again and for what purpose? Oh yeah, the fast buck and who will buy this? Not the loyal Elvis fans like myself and to be honest, I doubt the music buying public out there in this day and age, folks.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
What's with the 'unreleased' claim? Elvis only did one show in Richmond on 18th March which suggests we already have this concert on FTD label. This is a poor effort from the label given they have both been put out on FTD at £20 a piece and this won't be priced anywhere near that. Sadly it comes as no surprise to me. Another example, if we needed it of the over priced FTD releases and the contempt the 'serious' fans are held in.

I'm also intrigued by the 'Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions...' claim. Singing mainly cover versions and then offering nothing new with what he does with them hardly amounts to artistic success. With the exception of a couple of rays of light, a mediocre collection of a tracks from a guy in decline who was no longer relevant. Certainly in terms of sales, chart placings and general apathy from the record buying public there wasn't a lot to commend the three Stax albums.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
whetherman is right ! Tracklisting confusing! How Great Thou Art / My BaBy Left Me / Lawdy Miss Clawdy/ are NOT on
'48 hours to Memphis' but are mentioned in the tracklist of the forthcoming Legacy release . On the other hand the song
'I Can't Stop Loving You' which is on ' 48 hours to Memphis ' is apperently not included on the Legacy release . So : ???
Always El.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
So fans who collect ftd's should not feel cheated? I love the idea of 2 shows for 15 bucks,but can they not plan ahead better,these shows should not been on ftd if they are going to release them on a regular release. Why not put the 16th or 17th memphis show on this set since its called live on stage in memphis?
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
I'm sure that is just a typo here and the Memphis track listing has been duplicated.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
The Richmond concert on CD 2 is the same as 48 Hours To Memphis only up to and including Why Me Lord, then the tracklisting is totally different so maybe it's not the same concert. Any thoughts?
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
I see nothing wrong in bringing these concerts to a wider audience, I know many people who are general music fans who would pick something like this up at the right price.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
This one I will buy. Nice news on ELVIS' birthday commemoration. I wish all who - like me - spend some time refletiong on Elvis on his day of birth: have a nice ELVIS DAY. ElvisNews has no special item, so I do it like this.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
By the way the bonus tracks are stupid,you go from a live show to a rehearsal,lol im sorry i still dont think they know what there doing when it comes to elvis,but they do know the fans so maybe they do.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2014report abuse
So let me get this straight,for 15 bucks you can get the same shows released on ftd's live on stage in memphis and 48 hours to memphis. Isnt that a slap in the face for those who payed about 85 to 100 bucks for those same shows,and have to pay high shipping fees. Amazing it really is,i like the idea of getting these shows for this price and its the way it should be done but the fact that the label puts these out for the high price then they put them out on legacy,who is running things,and why not include the march 16,memphis show,let me tell you wgy,because ftd will release it,there ocvering both sides,they know most fans who buy everything elvis already has the ftd releases and again some will buy hopeing for a differt sound and those who will not pay the ftd prices or dont even know about the secret ftd label will be getting a great deal and will pick this up because of that. Again its just amazing the way they think.

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