The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Promo flyer from Straight Arrow for their next release.

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Oct 14, 2010 
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You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2010report abuse
I have been told this is a 'straight audience recording' but a VERY good one!~hope this helps and i'll certainly be buying this release!~
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2010report abuse
Well said, Dazman. I am cetain that these so-called booth recordings were taped by either a sound engineer or somebody in Elvis' entourage. Keith Flynn mentions several of them that were taped in 1973 and I would welcome their future release on FTD or elsewhere. I agree that they can sound better than some of the soundboard recordings which have little or no hall ambience, giving them a somewhat flat sound. The concerts recorded by RCA for release had the audience miked up and this was blended in with the music during mixing.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2010report abuse
Pardon the semantics but these booth recordings (BR) are too loosely referred to as audience recordings (AR) as if some audience member used a hand held device which results in almost inaudibly muffled sound (bar exeptions). These BR's sound too good for that. Note these similarities, from the Feb 15DS & Aug 20 1973MS and the 'I Found My Thrill' medley from FTD the room echo and the audience response level is the same. Both Elvis and the band sound very up front and well balanced and more importantly theres no close up audience chatter. No 2 AR's can produce such showroom atmosphere. Which is why I'm convinced that these BR's were professionally arranged by the sound engineers. Yet I only here of these '2-mic ambience recordings from bootleg press releases. It's time Sony/FTD the powers-that-be should also shed light on these as well. There's no mention of these from JAT's 'Sessions' series. They're better than some of the unbalanced SB's out there.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2010report abuse
I am also looking forward to both of them..better two at once...then nothing at all..
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2010report abuse
Hi drjohn, you could be right ! The release of "You don't have to say..." was annouced for october 1st and we're already the 16th. But I wouldn't mind if the two would be released at the same time, as long as I can obtain them. Better late than never. Always El.
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2010report abuse
benny scott-i am afraid that both releases are out at the same time?.....bit like waiting for a bus? wait for ages then 2 show up at the same time....still worth the wait.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2010report abuse
Good sounding straight audience recording..
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2010report abuse
Is this another "2 mic ambient" recording, or just a straight audience recording? Does anyone know? Thanks.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2010report abuse
Good to know about this forthcoming release, but in the meantime : still no trace of the announced " You don't have to say you love me " by the same label. Always El.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2010report abuse
Good layout,....good sound....good show....! The First Time the highlight for this song..

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