Matinee Majesty

In a few days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "Matinee Majesty" (SA 2011-19-02). It will feature Elvis' full June 26th, 1976 afternoon show from Providence, RI. Unlike many other concert recordings from 1976, this one is quite enjoyable. It was Elvis' 2nd show of the tour and he was still full of energy and in fine voice. Most of songs are performed well, including the oldies. The highlights, however, are ballads like "And I Love You So", "Love Letters", a double dose of "Hurt" and a majestic performance of the 2nd national anthem, "America The Beautiful".

The fidelity and clarity of this STEREO audience recording is excellent. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with such a topnotch recording of a very upbeat performance from what is generally known as a troubled year for our man. As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, the producers managed to get the best possible source - an original tape was obtained from a person who WAS THERE. This recording was completely restored and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.
The CD package is completed with a 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Providence matinee show and a very positive press review of the show.

"Matinee Majesty" will be released in March, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain another cool show from The King. It is a magical prequel of another Providence concert, the one from May 23, 1977, released by Straight Arrow just a few weeks ago!


01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. All Shook Up - 08. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 09. And I Love You So - 10. Jailhouse Rock - 11. Fever - 12. America The Beautiful - 13. Polk Salad Annie (false start only) / Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson) - 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 22. Hurt - 23. Hurt (reprise) - 24. Hound Dog - 25. Funny How Time Slips Away - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Approximate running time: 61:16 

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Mar 15, 2011 
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Jungle Room (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2011report abuse
Just received this one and I'm not too enthousiastic about the sound. The band and orchestra are far, far away and somewhere in the clouds is Elvis's voice.
ribra (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2011report abuse
Sound is very good... the design is nice again... good job SA...!!!
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2011report abuse
drjohncarpenter0117 i 100% agree with you, you making good points here THNX ; ) always nice to read your reactions
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2011report abuse
See nothing wrong with 'themed' designs as it does show some though has been put into the production, as with recent outtings from Venus (Graceland sessions) and cd/book combo's if the design works why change it.Again happy to have this release as i am sure it will fulfil all my requirements with a import release.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2011report abuse
I see nothing wrong with the design its beautiful,it's part of concerts series to be released by SA that's why the similar design, just like their former outings of You Don't have To day You Love Me and Faded Love,nothing wrong with this.
Elzo (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2011report abuse
Looks like the designer is running out of inspiration.......
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2011report abuse
Sound is o.k..I have is standard with Elvis being in strong voice. No weak show like many which came later..
MN-Designs (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2011report abuse
No that's not true, this CD comes with a 16 page booklet, like all other releases from Straight Arrow.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2011report abuse
I read somewhere this cd comes without a booklet. Is that true?..
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2011report abuse
Hope the sound is good as promised.

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