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Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:19 am

This is the full picture taken by Keith Alverson;

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Elvis arriving from Orlando, FL in the hotel lobby in Montgomery, AL with Ed Parker on February 15, 1977 before his show in Montgomery on the 16th

Keith Alverson on taking this photo - "I can remember one incident in Montgomery. Elvis arrived at the garage of his hotel, he had just completed a concert in Orlando. The car door opened, and Elvis walked straight towards me, heading for the elevator. The elevator door had not yet opened, and a crowd began to gather while Elvis and his group were forced to wait and face a dozen or so of us fans. Elvis talked and seemed very comfortable with the situation, while the security guys freaked out. I got in position and snapped my favorite candid of Elvis!"

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:09 am

And elvis was much better quite a few times in 73 folks....january 14th, december stax, and some concerts from june tour for example....


He was too sterile in '73. There wasn't too many chat with the crowd. I like the way he talked to the crowd in '77. He was a real showman in the final year of his life.
Here is the complete show:

http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/01.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/02.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/02.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/04.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/05.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/06.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/07.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/08.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/09.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/10.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/11.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/12.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/13.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/14.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/15.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/16.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/17.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/18.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/19.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/20.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/21.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/22.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/23.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/24.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/25.ram

It's a great show. He was fat and ill,but the crowd was fairly enthusiastic,they adored him. Can you hear this kind of enthusiasm when you are listening audience recordings from '73? Quite rarely,i think.
It's sad that the sound engineer didn't record the first few songs.

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:32 am

Johanesson wrote:
And elvis was much better quite a few times in 73 folks....january 14th, december stax, and some concerts from june tour for example....

He was too sterile in '73. There wasn't too many chat with the crowd.

That's the kind of shows I prefer. Get down to business, give 'em a show and get the hell out of here.

Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:02 am

Rob wrote:
Johanesson wrote:
And elvis was much better quite a few times in 73 folks....january 14th, december stax, and some concerts from june tour for example....

He was too sterile in '73. There wasn't too many chat with the crowd.

That's the kind of shows I prefer. Get down to business, give 'em a show and get the hell out of here.


Me too, that is why I love his 1972 shows so much, high energy, fast paced rocking performances. Elvis shined best when he worked this way.

Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:39 am

Matthew wrote:Me too, that is why I love his 1972 shows so much, high energy, fast paced rocking performances. Elvis shined best when he worked this way.


The San Antonio show is a perfect example of that... little chatter and excellent performances of each song. I would enjoy seeing that show in it's entirety... if it was in fact filmed from start to finish.

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:21 pm

This is great news and the first FTD for months I'm really looking forward to.

Exactly what I need: A good soundboard recording of a concert that hasn't been previously available.

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:52 pm

Thomas wrote:Exactly what I need: A good soundboard recording of a concert that hasn't been previously available.

Except as an audience recording.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:31 am

Guess I didn't really count that.

The show doesn't yet exist in my collection list.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:46 am

Other than the Moody Blue attempt, it is actually a pretty good show. The performance of Unchained Melody is definitely a good one.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:27 am

Johanesson wrote:
And elvis was much better quite a few times in 73 folks....january 14th, december stax, and some concerts from june tour for example....


He was too sterile in '73. There wasn't too many chat with the crowd. I like the way he talked to the crowd in '77. He was a real showman in the final year of his life.
Here is the complete show:

http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/01.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/02.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/02.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/04.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/05.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/06.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/07.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/08.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/09.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/10.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/11.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/12.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/13.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/14.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/15.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/16.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/17.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/18.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/19.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/20.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/21.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/22.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/23.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/24.ram
http://www.elviscrawler.com/cds/audio/s ... cdr/25.ram

It's a great show. He was fat and ill,but the crowd was fairly enthusiastic,they adored him. Can you hear this kind of enthusiasm when you are listening audience recordings from '73? Quite rarely,i think.
It's sad that the sound engineer didn't record the first few songs.



You could have linked to the site and not just copy and paste.. :?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:32 pm

If this is the show in advance, I don't want to listen to it.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:41 pm

You could have linked to the site and not just copy and paste..


There wasn't a direct link to that CD-R or i just screwed up something:)

If this is the show in advance, I don't want to listen to it.


Yes,this is the actual show. More complete than the soundboard version.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:15 pm

For unknown reasons, the engineer never recorded the beginning of the shows on this tour, and consequently the CD starts with Love Me rather than Elvis' usual opening material for this tour.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:39 pm

JM wrote:For unknown reasons, the engineer never recorded the beginning of the shows on this tour, and consequently the CD starts with Love Me rather than Elvis' usual opening material for this tour.


No unknown reasons....if Elvis brought anything new into the show then rather in the middle section than at the beginning..that´s the point..
At this time they needed more new material for upcoming album releases.
See the bonus tracks of this new FTD.

Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:25 pm

this new cd seems to be very interesting and the sound should be very good even the cover art is ok to me
crossing fingers for a "stereo" or binaural soundboard ...... any info ?

to complete the upcoming disc ernst had a few other choices
but may be this material was'nt recorded / avalaible or too poor to be released who knows ?

just for the record ( according from elvis in concert website tracklistings )

other songs from this short tour

That's All Right 18 , 21
Are You Lonesome Tonight 18
Polk Salad Annie 12 16 17 19
If You Love Me 15 , 16, 19
Big Boss Man 15
All Shook Up 13 ,15
And I Love You So 14
fever 13 14
Blue Suede Shoes 13
Funny How Time Slips Away 12
help me 12

a few one ( or may be two ! ) liners :

return to sender 12
my boy 12
wooden heart 12
My Wish Came True 20
Guadalajara 14

and of course

see see rider
I got a woman / amen
the introductions parts

Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:12 pm

Very interesting to have a sneak preview of the show (in reasonable audience quality).

Before the false start on Unchained Melody Elvis says that they are recording the show, so the tape could well be multi track???

Funny How Time Slips Away from 12th would be nice to hear!!!

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:46 am

BIGREDG wrote:Very interesting to have a sneak preview of the show (in reasonable audience quality).

Before the false start on Unchained Melody Elvis says that they are recording the show, so the tape could well be multi track???

Funny How Time Slips Away from 12th would be nice to hear!!!


As far as I know, the Feb shows were recorded by Bruce Jackson & Bill porter by a 6-track recording device, connected to the soundboard.
Same technique was used in March & April. (FTD Spring Tours)

So the sound on this one should be pretty good...

Cheers, RJ

Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:54 am

Were that the same guys to record a few autumn 1973 vegas shows in fantastic quality?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:16 am

I'd take funny how time slips away over why me lord from this tour anyday!

Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:51 am

jailhouserocker wrote:this new cd seems to be very interesting and the sound should be very good even the cover art is ok to me
crossing fingers for a "stereo" or binaural soundboard ...... any info ?

to complete the upcoming disc ernst had a few other choices
but may be this material was'nt recorded / avalaible or too poor to be released who knows ?

just for the record ( according from elvis in concert website tracklistings )

other songs from this short tour

That's All Right 18 , 21
Are You Lonesome Tonight 18
Polk Salad Annie 12 16 17 19
If You Love Me 15 , 16, 19
Big Boss Man 15
All Shook Up 13 ,15
And I Love You So 14
fever 13 14
Blue Suede Shoes 13
Funny How Time Slips Away 12
help me 12

a few one ( or may be two ! ) liners :

return to sender 12
my boy 12
wooden heart 12
My Wish Came True 20
Guadalajara 14

and of course

see see rider
I got a woman / amen
the introductions parts


No doubt FTD has another Feb show.
If FTD wants to release for example Hollywood or Columbia in the future, it would be nice to have some extra's to.

Why me lord from Charlotte still sucks though.
For those who haven't heard it yet, prepare for the worst.

Thank you very much 8)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:50 pm

I'm looking forward to buying the CD.
If I had been in charge of picking the tracks, I would've left off "Why Me Lord". I have the version on the "Moody Blue and other Great Hits". Elvis had a good sense of humor, but the fact that he joked around a bit more than usual on this one would've been my reason for leaving it off of the FTD cd.


jailhouserocker wrote:
just for the record ( according from elvis in concert website tracklistings )

other songs from this short tour

That's All Right 18 , 21
Are You Lonesome Tonight 18
Polk Salad Annie 12 16 17 19
If You Love Me 15 , 16, 19
Big Boss Man 15
All Shook Up 13 ,15
And I Love You So 14
fever 13 14
Blue Suede Shoes 13
Funny How Time Slips Away 12
help me 12

a few one ( or may be two ! ) liners :

return to sender 12
my boy 12
wooden heart 12
My Wish Came True 20
Guadalajara 14


Some of the songs would've been good to use as extra tracks.
"That's All Right", "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)", "Big Boss Man", "And I Love You So" immediately come to mind.

Tom (from Ohio)