Indianapolis FTD Update

According to an update on E.I.N. quoting Arjan Deelen the FTD label had reached an agreement with the owner of a good live recording of Elvis' June 26th, 1977 concert in Indianapolis. The show was recorded by a Dutchman who attended Elvis' final show in Indianapolis. A copy of this tape was used for the "Adios" bootleg from the early 90s. Updated September 8th. 20.00 hours. But this news is not true Ernst Jorgensen said in an e-mail to Elvis Unlimited "that it would be nice if it was true, but currently there are no plans for that show".
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Sep 8, 2004 
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CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
Jim Semple, I agree with your review. I also have a copy of the ADIOS CD. It is definately one of the best sounding Audience recording. On a bootleg it is perfect. And I am sure Ernst Jorgensen in his wisdom will only see fit to release this when he finds a good Soundboard Recording. ( I read somewhere that a Radio DJ friend of his has a copy of the Concert in Soundboard quality and they are negotiating? )Another rumour???
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
I have the above Adios bootleg CD and its a good sound, and I have to say, the 2001 Intro, with the crowd getting excited (you can hear a women clearly saying '' oh 2 minutes''), and the noise when Elvis appears on stage is breathtaking. That short 3 minute section is by far the most exciting part of any Elvis CD I have. If you have got this CD, turn it up full blast and enjoy this intro !! As for the show its self, Elvis is in great voice and very good humour, having fum with Larry Londins weight etc (''he's the size of London'' Elvis says !). Musical highlights apart from the intro are, Hurt, Bridge Over Troubled Water and others like Cant Stop Loving You and Release Me which are Elvis rarities for 1977. I have 2 Adios CDs so if anybody out there is interested, please get get in touch.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
Elvis' Last Ever Performance is only an essential if they can come up with the Soundboard recording. These audience tapes should NOT be release officially on FTD/BMG all all, no matter how historical they may be.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
I don't see how anyone can regard out-takes from "Kissin cousins" more essential than ELVIS'LAST EVER PERFORMANCE!?
Besides, it is thought that most out-takes for "Kissin cousins", "Girls, girls, girls" and "Roustabout" are "lost". And I dont agree that these are "long overdue" as there is only so much product / material that FTD / BMG can release at once.
Steve4elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
I have talked with EIN and this story IS true. As we all know, Ernst likes to keep the FTD release schedule a secret - and I can understand that. Remember that EIN published the fact that 'Closing Night' was available on a soundboard tape, and was being talked about with Ernst, back in a 2002 interview - and now we get it 2 years later! Sadly I can imagine the "Last Concert" being the final CD farewell release from FTD as a label. That would be sad, but appropriate. Let's just wait and see but I bet EIN is right. - Steve.
David Brys (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
Too bad the rumour isn't true. If there is a fairly good recording of the Indianapolis show, FTD should be able to release it. It is the only label that does right to this show. I would buy it with great anticipation because I never heard the show and never had the Adios-album. And most of all, it is the last show he did. It is about time this historical concert is released in a proper way.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2004report abuse
I am not keen on Audience recordings. How good can they be?
I hope instead FTD will release the remaining Soundtracks with bonus alternate and outtakes etc Long overdue are:- GIRLS!GIRLS!GIRLS!' KISSIN COUSINS, ROUSTABOUT & SPEEDWAY.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
I don't care for sounboard or audience recordings(especially audience sources). I'll skip this FTD.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
Sorry, but I think the FTD label must stay with high quality recordings. These audience tapes are definitely bad, and don't deserve to be officially released. I agree to pay a high price for the FTD records, but not for an amateurish stuff.
Shaky (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
I fail to see just how this audience recording can be improved to any great extent, it sounds very good on the bootleg, which I was led to believe was 1st generation anyhow? What ever sound image they create will never match a direct import source like a soundboard?
I do welcome an official release but, as with Pittsburgh, you still think a definitive soundboard version will eventually make these releases redundant!!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
Mmmm... it might be the first ftd I skip :-)
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
I think I happen to know who this dutchman is...but that's not that important. Important will be the sound quality I guess. I allready have the bootleg "Adios". Long time ago I heard that there must be a soundboard recording from this show. The same goes for the Pittsburgh show from december 31, 1976. I was not especially thrilled with the FTD release from the Pittsburgh show. Let's hope this one is worth buying. I'll buy it anyway that's not the point because we fans must support this great FTD label !
Dan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
This is great news! The most historic Elvis concert ever. The stereo bootleg sounded pretty good! Let's hope this one is better. The audience reactions make this one very exciting! Ernst, Place my order for one, NOW!
JeroenNL (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
Great news, although I think to remember that Ernst once told us that an Indianapolis Radio DJ had a soundboard of the concert but was asking a truckload of money for it... :-(
I keep hoping for the soundboard to be released one day but the historic importance of this concert justifies a release everytime a better tape shows up. The version of ´Hurt´ from this concert is a SUPERB performance, it will have your hair standing straight up from excitement. Elvis had it all right to the very end, except for being overweight at that time.
Henry (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 8, 2004report abuse
If the sound is better than Adios I think FTD should release this one. I was trying to get Adios for my collection but I stopped looking for it, because it's hard to get these older imports nowadays. So for people like me, who don't own Adios, it should be welcomed with open hands!

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