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Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Sat May 25, 2013 11:57 am

elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:This might help:

(1) RCA "sound booth" (two-mics near stage) = high-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording
(2) Fan (two-mics in room) = good-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording

I've never heard of RCA doing this... is there an example of a show they recorded like this?


I'd say good samples are the shows from the summer '73 Vegas season where quite some of these recordings were made.
Shows available are August 20, 1973 MS, August 31, 1973 DS and September 2, 1973 MS. The fist show was released on the Baxter Profile set, the others were available as CD-Rs and later again as regular releases "Getting down to business" & "High spirit in Vegas".
But also on the FTD "I found my thrill" are some examples of these recordings to be found in the Blueberry Hill edit.

Here for you to enjoy:

August 20, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/L0JA7JE28RZ
August 31, 1973 DS - http://en.packupload.com/XIG7PX35475 (this one is the weakest in sound quality I'd say)
September 2, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/3MBZPFURNPX

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Sat May 25, 2013 6:16 pm

The August 20, 1973 show really needs to be reissued. I only have it on CD-R, and I would buy it if it came out again (FTD? Venus? Straight Arrow?).

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Sun May 26, 2013 12:28 am

niobeh wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:This might help:

(1) RCA "sound booth" (two-mics near stage) = high-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording
(2) Fan (two-mics in room) = good-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording

I've never heard of RCA doing this... is there an example of a show they recorded like this?


I'd say good samples are the shows from the summer '73 Vegas season where quite some of these recordings were made.
Shows available are August 20, 1973 MS, August 31, 1973 DS and September 2, 1973 MS. The fist show was released on the Baxter Profile set, the others were available as CD-Rs and later again as regular releases "Getting down to business" & "High spirit in Vegas".
But also on the FTD "I found my thrill" are some examples of these recordings to be found in the Blueberry Hill edit.

Here for you to enjoy:

August 20, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/L0JA7JE28RZ
August 31, 1973 DS - http://en.packupload.com/XIG7PX35475 (this one is the weakest in sound quality I'd say)
September 2, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/3MBZPFURNPX

Thanks for that info but I don't believe those shows were recorded for or by RCA...

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Sun May 26, 2013 10:54 am

I don't have paperwork to prove it but judging by my ears alone it is a big difference in sound compared to any other straigt audience recording. Even the best ones like Rick Rennies recordings from August 1970 or the cool request box sound etc sound different from these. It is most similiar to the "Bluieberry Hill" recordings featured on the "I found my thrill" FTD CD which were said to be soundbooth recordings made by RCA at the time. It does not come as a surprise to me if a number of shows (for example the three I listed above) were recorded in the same style the previous Vegas season. Maybe this was one of the Colonels idea with the "Having fun with Elvis on stage" project in mind? This didn't need high quality inline recordings and proper audio setup per se. These kind of recordings were suitable enough to use whatever "funny" monologue would be featured during the shows. But again this is just pure guessing on my part. And if somebody would step up and say "hey these are my really cool audience recordings which have nothing to do with RCA" that'll be cool with me anyway. Still by judging from everything I know I'd bet these are recordings made by RCA for whatever reason.

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:00 pm

niobeh wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:This might help:

(1) RCA "sound booth" (two-mics near stage) = high-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording
(2) Fan (two-mics in room) = good-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording

I've never heard of RCA doing this... is there an example of a show they recorded like this?


I'd say good samples are the shows from the summer '73 Vegas season where quite some of these recordings were made.
Shows available are August 20, 1973 MS, August 31, 1973 DS and September 2, 1973 MS. The fist show was released on the Baxter Profile set, the others were available as CD-Rs and later again as regular releases "Getting down to business" & "High spirit in Vegas".
But also on the FTD "I found my thrill" are some examples of these recordings to be found in the Blueberry Hill edit.

Here for you to enjoy:

August 20, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/L0JA7JE28RZ
August 31, 1973 DS - http://en.packupload.com/XIG7PX35475 (this one is the weakest in sound quality I'd say)
September 2, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/3MBZPFURNPX



niobeh,

These Concerts are the only sound booths avaiable?

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36 am

The 20-8-73 MS WAS re-released, and it's on the cd "Rockin' The Blue Board volume 1" (Forum Records, 2007). Worthwile if you can get it.

More info here:

http://www.elvisoncd.com/

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:45 pm

carloselvis wrote:
niobeh wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:This might help:

(1) RCA "sound booth" (two-mics near stage) = high-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording
(2) Fan (two-mics in room) = good-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording

I've never heard of RCA doing this... is there an example of a show they recorded like this?


I'd say good samples are the shows from the summer '73 Vegas season where quite some of these recordings were made.
Shows available are August 20, 1973 MS, August 31, 1973 DS and September 2, 1973 MS. The fist show was released on the Baxter Profile set, the others were available as CD-Rs and later again as regular releases "Getting down to business" & "High spirit in Vegas".
But also on the FTD "I found my thrill" are some examples of these recordings to be found in the Blueberry Hill edit.

Here for you to enjoy:

August 20, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/L0JA7JE28RZ
August 31, 1973 DS - http://en.packupload.com/XIG7PX35475 (this one is the weakest in sound quality I'd say)
September 2, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/3MBZPFURNPX



niobeh,

These Concerts are the only sound booths avaiable?


To be honest these are the only shows I can think of at the monent. Of course there are the snippets from the winter season in February 1974 in Las Vegas as released on FTDs "I found my thrill" but that doesn't really count, does it? I'd personally appreciate a release of some of those shows via FTD. Elvis is usually pretty focused and gives on the point performances there.

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Some Vegas 1976 shows are also soundbooth recordings..

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:54 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Some Vegas 1976 shows are also soundbooth recordings..


Yeah, I know what you mean but I'm not sure that they are true soundbooth recordings as defined in an earlier post as (1) by DJC. I always assumed that they would rather suit in category (2), much like the recordings achieved by the late Rick Rennie.
If you know for sure I'd like to know more about it though.

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:35 pm

niobeh wrote:
carloselvis wrote:
niobeh wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:This might help:

(1) RCA "sound booth" (two-mics near stage) = high-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording
(2) Fan (two-mics in room) = good-quality, stereo ambiance audience recording

I've never heard of RCA doing this... is there an example of a show they recorded like this?


I'd say good samples are the shows from the summer '73 Vegas season where quite some of these recordings were made.
Shows available are August 20, 1973 MS, August 31, 1973 DS and September 2, 1973 MS. The fist show was released on the Baxter Profile set, the others were available as CD-Rs and later again as regular releases "Getting down to business" & "High spirit in Vegas".
But also on the FTD "I found my thrill" are some examples of these recordings to be found in the Blueberry Hill edit.

Here for you to enjoy:

August 20, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/L0JA7JE28RZ
August 31, 1973 DS - http://en.packupload.com/XIG7PX35475 (this one is the weakest in sound quality I'd say)
September 2, 1973 MS - http://en.packupload.com/3MBZPFURNPX



niobeh,

These Concerts are the only sound booths avaiable?


To be honest these are the only shows I can think of at the monent. Of course there are the snippets from the winter season in February 1974 in Las Vegas as released on FTDs "I found my thrill" but that doesn't really count, does it? I'd personally appreciate a release of some of those shows via FTD. Elvis is usually pretty focused and gives on the point performances there.



Noibeh,

Besides the 3 you mentioned (and the parts of the FTD release), ais there any other Soundbooth recording released?

Thanks!

Re: Audience Recordings (Updated) - My Picks

Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:14 am

Updated with love for all of you bastards for your viewing (and listening) pleasure.