Elvis: St. Paul to Wichita - October '74

FTD announced the release of Elvis: St. Paul to Wichita - October '74, released as a 5" digipack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the fall tour of 1974. Elvis was in great form and using a variety of repertoire. The set will be released mid February.

Disc 1 

1) See See Rider 
2) I Got A Woman/Amen 
3) Love Me 
4) Blue Suede Shoes 
5) Until It’s Time For You To Go 
6) Big Boss Man 
7) Fever 
8) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
9) Love Me Tender 
10) Hound Dog 
11) Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
12) All Shook Up 
13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 
14) The Wonder Of You 
15) Why Me Lord 
16) Heartbreak Hotel 
17) Let Me Be There 
18) Hawaiian Wedding Song 
19) American Trilogy 
20) Johnny B. Good 
21) You Gave Me A Mountain (Rest of show is missing on the source tape) 

Disc 2 

1) See See Rider (late start) 
2) I Got A Woman/Amen 
3) Love Me 
4) Blue Suede Shoes 
5) The Wonder Of You 
6) Big Boss Man 
7) Fever 
8) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
9) Love Me Tender 
10) Hound Dog 
11) Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
12) All Shook Up 
13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 
14) Why Me Lord 
15) Let Me Be There 
16) When It’s My Time – performed by The Stamps 
17) Johnny B. Goode 
18) Heartbreak Hotel 
19) Hawaiian Wedding Song 
20) Polk Salad Annie 
21) Can’t Help Falling In Love 
22) Closing Vamp

Bonus songs 

23) It’s Midnight 
24) Steamroller Blues 
25) Funny How Time Slips Away 

Disc 1 recorded at Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2, 1974. 

Disc 2 recorded at Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. October 7, 1974. Bonus songs recorded at Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan. October 4, 1974.

Source: The OEPFC of Great Britain / Updated: Jan 10, 2019 

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Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2019report abuse
OK, thanks !
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2019report abuse
Mike.S., thank you for the information!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2019report abuse
No it doesnt. I wrote the introduction to the book and listed the tour dates.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2019report abuse
Does anyone out there have the JAT book from St.Paul to Fort Wayne ? Does it list the songs from October 2 ? If so does it differ from the St.Paul show from this FTD set ? Thank you Mike S for your views on it. Sounds positive so far.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2019report abuse
The sound of this new FTD is fantastic..the speed is correct..and both shows are good. Nothing to moan about.
Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2019report abuse
MemphisFan I can confirm now, by comparing the speed to other 74 concerts, I finally used even the official Live in Memphis CD. The speed is 100% correct.
Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 1, 2019report abuse
MemphisFan, Keith doesn't have the new CD yet. So I compared the speed to "Dragon heart", In my opinion, it's the same speed. So I think, everything is ok. The sound of the new the CD is so much superior to Dragon heart. So in terms of sound, this new CD is really outstanding! If you are not sure, whether to order it, or not, I would recommend you, to order it.
Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2019report abuse
MemphisFan, Keith Flynn just put on his website, that CD 1 is from October 3 and wrongly dated on October 2. If it is too fast, I guess, he knows, too. I will try to contact him and ask for his opinion.
Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2019report abuse
MemphisFan, CD 2 has almost the same good sound quality, maybe I should put it this way: CD 1 Excellent ++, CD 2 Excellent -. Elvis is in a good mood, both shows have a lot of tempo in them, sometimes I have the impression, he's a bit in a hurry. You gave me a mountain on CD 1 is very nice, as well, so over all, there's nothing that surprises me, but it's fun. About the speed, well, I'm not an expert, it is definitively not to slow, but whether it is a bit too fast or not, I really cannot say, because I can't compare it to another source. As I said, there's a lot of tempo. To me it sounds ok.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2019report abuse
Mike.S. , do both shows seem to play at the correct speed? … Thanks for any info about disc 2 also.
Mike.S. (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2019report abuse
Just arrived. Sound of CD 1 is very good, otherwise nothing special. Best songs are the bonus songs, especially It's midnight.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2019report abuse
These live shows are for collectors of such stuff. Thats why we have the collectors label. The label can only release what Elvis legacy gives. I have over 700 concerts and I wont stop collecting.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2019report abuse
Years ago I would be so glad and happy to get those shows on a CD, but nowadays it's just too much of the same. Not to blame FTD but Elvis did most of the time the same songs over and over again. And now and then a surprise in the tracklist. Long time ago I stopped buying those FTD live shows. Blackdiamond stated here that many other artists sing the same songs night after night but that is not (always) true. For example Willy DeVille or Daniel Norgren. I did go to many concerts of those two and they did NOT sing the same songs night after night. Same goes for Bruce Springsteen.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2019report abuse
My guess is that Elvis is in a better mood also vocally as in South Bend. Would FTD dare to release a concert if Elvis is in a bad mood and vocally a desaster ??? We will see or hear it soon.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2019report abuse
I'm hangin' five until the reviews come out on this one, or until someone puts it up on YouTube. In light of some of the recent disappointments from FTD, I won't be pre-ordering any soundboard releases unless I know they're going to be good. This was the tour in which Elvis really bottomed out during 1974. I didn't really like the South Bend gig from October 1st that featured on Dragon Heart. There were some good versions and some funny moments here and there, but it just didn't flow like a decent concert from our man should. Elvis was too frenetic and over improvised on too many serious songs and as a result the ballads lacked finesse.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2019report abuse
blackdiamond and gorse : i second that !
wildfishie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2019report abuse
I like the cover. The peacock jumpsuit has always been a favorite. It looks like Elvis had an injured hand?
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2019report abuse
They whine and whine and whine … Right said, blackdiamond and gorse.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2019report abuse
Interesting and well said blackdiamond. As a quick exercise I looked at a site that lists concert content and for those folk that said he NEVER changed the set list. I compared Milwaukee June 15 1972 with Fort Worth June 15 1974. There were 12 songs out of 21 sung in Milwaukee that were not on Fort Worth and 9 songs out of 19 in Fort Worth that were not sung in Milwaukee. Then again perhaps NEVER actually does not mean 2 years !!
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2019report abuse
I've read all the talking about the same old boring songs/setlist. Well, if you listen to other artists, they all do it. Do you actually think that artists sing different songs each night? I own a lot of soundboards from Bruce Springsteen, Kiss and other bands, and mostly all they do is singing the same songs all over and over again. And why not? Bands play only one or two shows in each city and then they're gone. Hell, it could be worse: Kiss' front man Paul Stanley has the same monologues word for word!

For fans who don't own the bootlegs (some refuse to buy them) this could be interesting: a "new" Elvis live show. I have the South Bend october 1, 1974 FTD, i also have the october 10, 1974 bootlegs and i think i will get this one also. People should decide to buy it or not. Each month it is the same here: WE WANT ON TOUR, WE WANT ELVIS IN CONCERT. Well maybe this will not ever gonna happen, at least when we are all alive. Someone in here said: stick with the On Tour bootlegs. I have some boxsets from the "import" world: if you look closely to the lay-out and sound: it is (almost?) as good as the original stuff. So if you can't wait for FTD to release the same stuff, maybe some fans should contact some "import" dealers or look on ebay. The 'Elvis world' is bigger than only FTD.
santiagisitestar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2019report abuse
If anyone here has FTD contacts, please give them the message. Elvis On Tour Box Set, done properly, (for example with Hampton Roads missing songs included, Greensboro Bridge opening fixed, etc....) It would be their best release ever, and a guaranteed huge seller! Come on... If you worry about his legacy... Release April ‘72, Not more ‘76!! What are they thinking?
claunath82 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2019report abuse
I hope desperately the 4 shows recorded for ELVIS ON TOUR (1 figure already in close up) then I wish a treatment classic album for IN CONCERT and the CAMDEN albums flaming star, let's be friends, almost in love...
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2019report abuse
santiagisitestar, Sony/FTD have missed the boat (so-to-speak) with the Elvis On Tour material. Just go with the bootlegs that are already available. They sound great!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2019report abuse
I only speak of soundboard recordings..nothing more.
santiagisitestar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2019report abuse
You say they can only release what they have. Ok, bring on Elvis On Tour!!!! How long must we wait. No excuses!! One show has already seen a release on close up box set. So I know it’s possible!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2019report abuse
2 shows never released before in any form and not the worst from this year and you get 2 for 1 as always.
What more can a collectors label do for the fans. And they can only release what Elvis legacy gives. Some are really spoilt.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2019report abuse
Yes, folks I know that. There is a discussion in every Elvis forum. But we don´t know right now if these concerts were in the correct speed or not.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Gladyslove, are you not aware that FTD has released several soundboards in the past that play too slowly? ...and many fans rightfully complained about that. The FTD team didn't take the time to make corrections from the 40+ year old cassettes when they transferred the recordings to CD. That's why I'll be waiting for reviews on this set.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
If you own a stack of Elvis concert CDs from a certain year and play them often there will be a sameness to them. Whether in '69 or '74. That's just the way it/Elvis was. As for adding missing songs from a certain tape by borrowing from a different concert on the same tour or whatever, I believe that's been done, but there were complaints, Elvis fans are spoiled. And the complainiest.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Correct speed !? These shows are unavailable and afaik new in this form as soundboard but why do you speak of speed correction did you hear the tapes ???
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Gorse, "same old tired songs" wasn't a complaint... just an observation. I will actually purchase this set under 2 conditions...
#1 - If Elvis is in a good, upbeat mood
#2 - If FTD has the true, correct speed of the recordings transferred to the CDs ... I'll be waiting to read the reviews.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Gorse makes a valid point. As far as the discs go couldn't disc one have been completed using the last songs from another show?
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Gorse : how right you are !!!
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
We will hear if Elvis is in a good mood. Wasn´t it at that time around that he fell out of the car caused of medication ???
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
I find it interesting when fans complain about the same old songs and why didn't he change the selected list. The problem for us is that we via these releases can now go to 100's of concerts each year as opposed to the average fan in the 1970's who perhaps would have seen him a couple of times over 3 years, and absorbed the sheer vibrancy of the occasion.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2019report abuse
Same old tired songs, but hopefully FTD will at least get the speed of the original recordings right on the CDs.

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