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Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:11 pm

Does anybody know Why most of the soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

::rocks

Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:45 pm

The shows were almost identical..till the middle..when there was anything unexpected it was in the middle section or towards the end of the show....

Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:57 pm

True, but it was predictable too in 1976, but the soundboards from that year are complete. And in 1975 they usually skipped the first tracks .


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Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:31 pm

Maybe you mean the 77 4-track pro tecordins from Feb-May?

Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:57 pm

Ciscoking wrote:The shows were almost identical..till the middle..when there was anything unexpected it was in the middle section or towards the end of the show....

Why would that matter? Soundboards were not going to be used as sources for official album releases. And as pointed out, soundboards from 1975 and even 1976 also had missing portions from the beginning of shows.

Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:03 pm

Even the sound engineers had their fill of the dive bomb routine.

Re: Why soundboards from 77 where recorded partially?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:12 pm

Engineers were busy at the beginning of each show tweaking in the sound to get it right once Elvis came on. This took two or three songs to do, so that was about the time the record button was hit. At times, the tape was shut off before Elvis actually left the stage because it was one less thing the engineers had to worry about at the end of the show.

Most of the time, only the beginning of the show was not recorded. There's not an abundance of soundboard tapes missing the ending as well.