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Memory label cd's???

Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:23 pm

Are these releases from Czech worth getting? I only got two releases, wich are soundboards, and i think the only two. Are the audience recordings listenable? Any suggestions???

Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:58 pm

I find their re-releases of the Rick Rennie recordings from 1970 more entertaining than many soundboards.
Try these:

*A bright midnight with Elvis
*A dinner bell in Vegas
*On the road again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:30 pm

I second that. The 1970 shows are great, especially those mentioned. The same can easily be said about the rest of their audience recordings. Great quality, some even better than certain soundboards.

If you were to buy four, I would recommend

On the Road Again
Shining in Portland
Something Old, Something New
It’s Now – or Never

First two are volumes 1 & 2 in their West Coast Tour series. There may not be a volume 3. Anyway, they belong together. Old/New is the opening show from the January/February 1974 Vegas engagement and is an absolute must for an Elvis concert lover. All opening and closing shows are essential, in my opinion. The last CD contains a good show in great sound.

I have written SHORT reviews of some of these CDs here:

http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/memoryrecords.html

More to follow on that site when I’m in the mood.

Ken