You'll Never Walk Alone

In a couple of days, Straight Arrow will release a new CD called "YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE" (SA 2011-20-02). It will feature Elvis' famous July 19th, 1975 8:30 pm show from Uniondale, NY.

17 years ago, the Claudia label released this show in slightly incomplete form, using an unknown generation tape copy of the original recording. Straight Arrow managed to obtain the original (mono) tape directly from the person who recorded it. No edits - and in the best possible sound! The title-song in particular sounds stunning: a truly goosebump-inducing performance in the best soundquality possible!

As most of die-hard fans know, Elvis' July 1975 tour was one of his best. No need to go into big details. His evening Uniondale concert was of the highest quality - a rockin' setlist, rare songs, great mood and brilliant vocal work.As you've come to expect from Straight Arrow, this original recording was completely restored in a studio and the sound was enhanced for the best possible listening pleasure.

The CD package is completed with a standard 16-page booklet, including a collection of photos from the Uniondale 8:30 pm show and a critically written but positive review by Nick Cohn. "You'll Never Walk Alone" will be released in early May, 2011. Don't miss your chance to obtain the ultimate release of one of the coolest Elvis shows ever. And as the front cover show, on stage, Elvis was never walking alone!


01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Big Boss Man - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 07. Love Me Tender - 08. All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Hound Dog - 11. The Wonder Of You - 12. Polk Salad Annie - 13. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 14. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 15. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 16. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 17. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 18. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 19. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 20. Why Me Lord (funny version) - 21. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. You'll Never Walk Alone (Elvis at piano, the only live version) - 24. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 25. Little Darlin' - 26. I'm Leavin' (one to last version) - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.  

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Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2011report abuse
There were two shows in Uniondale on that day, this CD contains the evening show. During the afternoon show, already released on the "America's Own" CD, "Killing Me Softly" was performed. Before anybody gets too excited, it was performed by Voice, not Elvis. The above preview of this new "You'll Never Walk Alone" CD states that it contains no edits, a clue as to whether or not anything has been omitted. As for "Killing Me Softly" having bad sound, it is sourced from an audience recording, which most consider fairly reasonable quality considering the nature of the recording.
Hurt1977 (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2011report abuse
Is this the famous show in which he sang ONLY ONCE "Killing me softly" ???? I wonder. I heard it on a bootleg with Nassau Concert but in bad sound quality. Has this been o m m i t t e d in this CD ??? Who knows. Pls. explain to me.Thkx.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2011report abuse
Hi Dazman, nothing to be sorry about ! Good suggestion from your part about a list of what's still in the can according to EJ. Cisco : you probably are right, but if such a list could be published at least we should know to what we can cling to and expect in the (near ???) future. Always El.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2011report abuse
It`s not that much ..I have burried a lot of least tour wise..
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2011report abuse
BTW: I think we should call on EJ to somehow publicise a comprehensive SB inventory so that we know what is actually at FTD's disposal.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2011report abuse
Sorry Benny for causing you the run around, I actually meant Sessions II & III respectively. Sessions IV has been so long in the pipeline that I went too far ahead of myself!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2011report abuse
Thanks for the info Tony ! I'll keep in mind what you wrote : Ernst has access to the SB-tapes, Tunzi hasn't, so I'd better stick to the thought Tunzi's list is not very reliable . Have a nice weekend. Always El.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
You haven't missed anything, Benny, the third Sessions book is still the most recent. It's just a question of who to believe, Ernst (who has access to the soundboard tapes in the Sony archive) or Joe Tunzi (who doesn't and whose list is an educated guess). Take your pick.

Regarding the lack of professional recordings from this era, we had been bogged down with live albums since the "Elvis In Person" package. People complained about yet another live set when the 1974 Memphis album emerged. Unfortunately, nobody realised how quickly time was running out.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
Hi Dazman, did I miss something ? You refer to JAT's Sessions Volume IV ? The SB you're talking about is indeed mentioned on page 554,(and also in the list on page 556 "SB-section"), but that's the Sessions III-book. Would appreciate if you could give some info, 'cause as far as I know Volume IV is still not published, or am I wrong ? Asked my Elvis-dealer (shop) and he's not aware either of Sessions IV being published yet. Thanks in advance . Always El.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
Elvis, looked and sounded great, and was in great spirits, (it seemed to me) during the summer Tour of 1975. He was having fun, and doing a better variety of songs. I wish, the sound enginers/producers, would have, sensed, Elvis was doing better shows and had the Tape machines recording nonstop. Its a shame that the Summer tour of 1975 was never recorded professionally. Thankfully alot of fans, recorded the shows !
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
Would have loved to have been there but glad to share a forum with people who actually witnessed The King and of course those of us that didn't. its unique that he sat down and sung a hymn on the piano. Does anyone know if he played a song on piano during the gold suit tour in '57, i have seen a black and white photo of this either in Elvis Australia site or some book that i didn't get.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
Ernst once told me he wished he had all these SB`s listed in Tunzi`s books...the truth is different ..unfortunately..
Private possession is another thing...but it is very unlikely that these guys part from their treasures....let`s wait and see...
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
Cisco: No SB's? Ok i'm sure EJ knows better than us, but if you have JAT's "Sessions III & IV" the Cleveland show happens to be listed in the SB archives list. It's the only show from this tour listed in vol.3 and is listed among 7 other July shows.
On page 554 of "Sessions IV" (the page before the soundboard section) theres a brief inventory titled "Box 6 - Cassettes & reel-to-reel" with the Cleveland show listed out of 2 1975 concerts which seems to indicate that the tape has been in BMG/Sony's archives for many years now.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
FTD has NO SB from this July tour..I asked Ernst.
djm (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
this show is great. i think its possibly the best of the 75 shows. i just hope FTD have it on soundboard. Hats off to you steve v. would loved to have seen elvis live but alas not my time. I have seen jerry lee in london and he was great. long live rock n roll
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
Hey steve and Scudder thnx for your reactions regarding attending this concert was certainly great to read,yes he was better then hen he was in Aloha etc,and just for reading your reactions i want to have this cd,thnx guys.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
I usually pass audience recordings by, as a rule, but in this case I'm going to make an exception. I've never heard this show, but Elvis biographer Erik Skar says that the matinée show "stands out as one of the best, most exciting and interesting tour shows he ever held," and the evening show "was no less good than the matinée show." A New York fan said, "I've seen Elvis around 125 times since 1969, and have to place these two New York shows amongst the 10 best shows I've ever seen Elvis do." Sounds like a good risk....audience recording not withstanding. Count me in.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2011report abuse
Thanks Benny, Yes, Elvis, was still "rockin" and doing great shows in 1975. And he continued to do amazing powerful shows in 1976 and 1977. Yes, we all know, he had some rough periods here and there, in the last 2 years, but God bless him, he continued to get the road, and entertain millions, and I love him for it.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2011report abuse
This release is great and if the sound is indeed improved there won't be any hick-ups, coughing and farting on the recording..
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2011report abuse
Steve,Oldscudder,GEORGE, you all were there and this must bring back precious memories for the three of you. Reading the postings praising our man's performance(s) proves that he still was The King, and we're talking of the year 1975 ! just 2 years before he passed away . That's what we all should remember and be thankful for : the great moments he gave us all during so many years. Always El.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2011report abuse
I attended the afternoon and evening shows, of "Elvis in Concert at the Nassau Coliseum, on July 19th 1975". These shows and the whole 1975 Summer Tour, were some of Elvis Presley's best concerts. He was relaxed and having fun, with the audience, and singing and looking great. He surprised us all, by going to the piano and singing "You'll never walk alone" which I believe is the first time, Elvis went to the piano on stage, and the only time he performed this song, Live ! I was able to sneak in a audio Tape recorder and record the Afternoon show, and I have a decent copy, but its not on par with a "soundboard". I wish RCA would have recorded the Nassau Coliseum shows, because these were amazing shows ! I was right near the stage for both shows, and I wish every fan could have been there. I can still see the shows in my mind, It was the best of times.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2011report abuse
I was at this concert with a full head of hair back in the day. I have mixed emotions about buying this.It would be nice to have because I was there but I just don't think I can take hearing Amen with the JD ending again. Of course I can always skip that cu,t so I may go for it.
djm (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
I take the improved sound quality with a pinch of salt. Every live cd that comes out now boasts improved sound. One review on here, the Spanish Eyes re-issue, said that the sound had more space whatever the heck that means.
djm (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
This has been out a while on the Ampex label as Americas Own`. The sound is pretty good on that, excellent audience i would say. Great show and i hope FTD have soundboard tapes.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
Jesse, my memory fades a bit but I felt Elvis was more into this show than when I seen him at MSG or at this arena in 1973. Also better than Aloha. Yes he was heavier, but he sang better, rocked harder, was more talkative to the audience, and the solo at the piano was a total surprise. I had tickets to a show at this same area in 1977, but we know what happened
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
Certainly a must have Cisco! were there steve? lucky you!..can you tell us more about it?, would love to read it,i wanna have this one too.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
Wish we had this show on soundboard...
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
A must-have. Nothing more to add.
ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
I would love to get this one! Hopefully the sound is improved!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
I must buy this for one simple reason. I was there. I had been hoping FTD would release this show. I have waited for years. I still have my private recording of it on tape. Of all the Elvis shows I have attended I always felt this one was the best only because of Elvis at the piano which I felt was a rare treat. I hated that gypsy suit though.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2011report abuse
This is a great show ! I hope that the sound will be improved than older release.

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