Late Night In LA

The new Verve import label announced the release of the CD 'Late Night In LA' containing 'a much improved version of Elvis' show from May 11, 1974' according to the press-release. This concert was previously released on the official Follow That Dream collector's label.

From the Press-release

The first release of this concert was released through the collectors label FTD in combination with a book about the concert. Annoyingly the speed ran obviously to slow and the pitch was also wrong. When it was released as a single CD there was hope that FTD worked on the show for the better, but once again nothing was done to correct the faults. So here you can hear the show for the first time at the correct speed and the correct pitch. Also we did everything to improve the overall soundquality and as a result you‘ll get to hear a soundboard that could have sounded this good in the first place.


01] Also Sprach Zarathustra - [02] See See Rider - [03] I Got A Woman/ Amen - [04] Love Me (with reprise) - [05] Trying To Get To You - [06] All Shook Up - [07] Teddy Bear/ Don‘t Be Cruel - [08] Love Me Tender - [09] Steamroller Blues - [10] Hound Dog - [11] Fever - [12] Polk Salad Annie - [13] Why Me Lord? - [14] Suspcicous Minds - [15] Band Introduction - [16] I Can‘t Stop Loving You - [17] Help Me - [18] An American Trilogy - [19] Let Me Be There (with reprise) - [20] Funny How Time Slips Away - [21] Big Boss Man* - [22] Can‘t Help Falling In Love*

The main part of the show was recorded on May 11, 1974 during the evening show in Los Angeles at the Inglewood Forum. Only the tracks marked with ‘*’ were recorded on May 10, 1974 during the evening show in San Bernadino.

Source: elv75 / Updated: Dec 16, 2011 
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Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2011report abuse
JeanMarie, thanks for the many kind words. You can buy the official FTD CD from It's titled Elvis "Live In L.A." I believe the original tape was from the soundboard, but it was either damaged or not well preserved. The show plays at the wrong speed in the beginning. Elvis and the band sound like they're playing in slow motion. The quality of the sound improves as the tape plays ahead, but it's still not great. Actually, the Philadelphia concert sounds much better, even though it was recorded by someone in the audience. Elvis performed many times over the years in L.A. for this particular tour, he performed on 11 May, and 12 May 1974. The first night in L.A., he wore the white jumpsuit with the blue peacock on the front. The second night, he wore the embroidered American Eagle jumpsuit. He also played San Bernardino twice that week, 10 May and 13 May. Both Elvis and the Colonel had homes in near by Palm Springs, so stopping twice in San Bernardino made sense.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2011report abuse
JeanMarie, I grew up in the San Bernardino area. It's a good hour drive East of Los Angeles. Long Beach is closer to L.A., but a different community altogether. The jumpsuit Elvis wore for the L.A. show was the embroidered American Eagle suit (brand new at the time), not the same jumpsuit as for the Aloha concert. This show is interesting in that Elvis makes a comment about Led Zeppelin being in the audience, which indeed they were. It's also strange in that the songs from San Bernardino don't fit at all with the rest of the show. You hear Elvis say, "Until the next time we're in San Bernardino..." but all except the last two songs were from the L.A. concert. Anyway, the official FTD label offers this CD. There's no need to buy this rip-off bootleg CD.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2011report abuse
CLEARLY a complete rip-off release AVOID!~
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2011report abuse
The show was performed at the Inglewood Forum, which is in Inglewood. There is a slight clue in the name! This is clearly stated above.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2011report abuse
Just a copy of the FTD release run through a sound filter? Seems like a rip-off to me. Used to be that an import was something rare, something the official label hadn't yet put out. Now you see rip-offs of official releases claiming "sound as it was intended to be," and so forth. Even the recent "Rebooked" set, as nice as it is, a rip-off of On Stage. I think some of the older collectors, like me, would agree that the golden age of bootlegs has come to an end.
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2011report abuse
JeanMarie, which Boston show are you talking about?
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2011report abuse
As Elvis himself once said, you buy that you'll buy anything. Guess he knew his fans pretty welll huh?
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 17, 2011report abuse
C-R-A-P. I can speed it up by myself.
Johnny2523 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2011report abuse
I need it, i rather hear the pitch/speed corrected version then ftd's *slow* version
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2011report abuse
Who needs this???

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