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Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:24 pm

Can somebody, please, say something about 'You Can Have Her'? Is it the same source like on bootlegs, how's the sound...

Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:28 pm

KB wrote:Can somebody, please, say something about 'You Can Have Her'? Is it the same source like on bootlegs, how's the sound...


Can't Remember the Bootleg, But it's clear as Freshly Cleaned Glass on Here

A Big thumbs Up From Me

Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:30 am

It's good to hear that! Thanks :)

Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:58 am

hi friends
I already listened to the cd and these are the points to consider:
1 sound is not fresh....a little bit like Event number 8 or even less quality
2 the bass is upfront
3 you almost can't hear the audience
4 IMO...the gem is Big boss man....the first minute is really slow but then the song comes to the normal tempo (is one of the first live versions of it!!!)...the two san bernardino tracks sound a little bit better...but not big difference.
5 one of the coolest moments is when he starts singin funny how time...but the band starts it wrong so he stops it and says "wait a minute..hold it...if we can start it together fellows cause we have led zeppelin out there"
6 you can have her is good but i though it was going to sound better...there's a bit of "hiss" noise
Anyway....a very good concert!!!
:)

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:10 am

Have We been Listening to the Same CD Ale?

1>>> It's Nothing Like Event No 8 which has Elvis too far out in Front, with
No Concert Atmosphere at all.

2>>> Can't agree there, Sorry.

3>>> I can Hear the Audience fine, both at the Beginning....waiting for Him
to Come and then in between too.

4>>> IMO The Highlight For Me was ''the funny introductions''.

5>>> Much Agreed....was Amazed to Hear Him say Led Zepplin was
there.


6>>> You Can Have Her sounds Crystal Clear to Me.

Can I suggest using Headphones Ale which Is How I Listened To It.

IMO The Book Is STUNNING and The Album FANTASTIC.

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:18 am

Thanks for your comments 'little darlin' now i'm looking forward to this book later this month! :lol:

Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:18 am

LittleDarlin wrote:Can I suggest using Headphones Ale which Is How I Listened To It.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:35 pm

ale wrote:4 IMO...the gem is Big boss man....the first minute is really slow but then the song comes to the normal tempo (is one of the first live versions of it!!!)...
:)


This is what i stated about this show several years ago, and indeed on this website a month or so ago. I take it that James Burton's guitar solo is more upfront on this version and not drowned by the orchestra ala '75?!

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:43 pm

Here's A Quote From David Stanley's Book about Led Zepplin being at The Show......


"Being a huge Zeppelin fan, i talk Elvis before the show that the entire band was in the audience. He didn't say much, but he did the best show i've seem him do. Later he told me: "i'm guess i showed those boys how to rock." I simply said: "i guess you did."
After the concert, all the member of Zeppelin come over to the hotel to meet Elvis, and from the time they walked in the door to the time they left, they were star-struck. I mean they were like little kids. You could definitely classify them as super fans. I escorted them to the door when it was time to leave and on the way out, Robert Plant turned and in his best Elvis impersonation voice, began singing "Treat me like a fool" and Elvis finished the line singing "treat me mean and cruel". The scary thing was that Plant sounded exactly like Elvis. The band loved it."

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:55 pm

hi littledarlin'

we have both different opinions of it...that's all :)
I still think the same :wink:
anyway i respect yours
cheers

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:57 pm

ale wrote:hi littledarlin'

we have both different opinions of it...that's all :)
I still think the same :wink:
anyway i respect yours
cheers


Yes I know Ale :D

Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:44 am

great may show for 74.
my favorite song is big boss man it's slower than it was in aug 74.

Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:12 pm

Anyone else get this book/cd set :?:

More reviews, please ...

Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:12 pm

The book has many great photos of Elvis performing in or around LA. Many of them are very good pics, but some are very blurry. There is not much information in the book other than dates. It is mainly a picture book of Elvis on stage.

The CD contains a fairly good show with below average sound for a soundboard recording. To my ears, the sound is not as good as the 1974 show featured in the "Rockin' Across Texas" FTD.

With all of that being said, FTD is a collectors label. Sometimes the sound on the product they release is not top-notch. That's why it's FTD and not mainstream. That's why it is for hardcore collectors and not Joe Public.

That's also why I enjoy them so much. "Live In LA" is no exception.

Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:25 pm

How is Elvis' performance level at this show? Does he pump it up a bit due to Led Zeppelin being in the audience? Does he sound as energetic and frisky as he did at the March '74 shows?

Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:42 pm

Pete Dube wrote:How is Elvis' performance level at this show? Does he pump it up a bit due to Led Zeppelin being in the audience? Does he sound as energetic and frisky as he did at the March '74 shows?


No. Due to fact the audience is hardly to hear,comparing the Memphis concert from march. The bass from Duke Bardwell is up-front. All in all a dissapointing release. The tracks from San Bernardino are better (quality wise) The version from ''Big Boss Man'' is performed in a way ive never heard before.

Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:49 pm

I don't expect a great CD but I do expect a great book. So far, however, I haven't seen too many positive comments about the book either. How does it compare to "Flashback" and "The Way It Was"?

Keith Richards, Jr.

Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:11 pm

Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:I don't expect a great CD but I do expect a great book.
So far, however, I haven't seen too many positive comments about the book either.
How does it compare to "Flashback" and "The Way It Was"?

Keith Richards, Jr.


Well, there's no comparison, really.

"Flashback" featured a young Elvis.

"The Way It Was" featured a slim Elvis from 1970.

"Live in L.A." has a few 50's b & w photos [which are a delight] but they only feature on the first 16 pages.

Then we get 6 pages from 1970, also quite nice.

The rest of the book is from 1973-onwards showing Elvis in varying degrees of plumpness.

In these photos, the sometimes grainy and sometimes soft-focus look is actually quite a blessing.

Unfortunately, one series of photos [from Long Beach, April 25th, 1976] is crystal-clear, with Elvis' double-chin revealed in all its glory.
Image
Not one to let the knockers get hold of !
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Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:19 pm

hey little darlin'

if Plant and the Zep guys have met Elvis then tell me
howcome Plant never mentions it in any of his inteviews?

Just because they went to a show does not mean they met
Elvis.

Also none of the other Presley entourage have mentioned of a
meeting with Led Zepplin either. Bear that in mind.

I would take what any of the Stanley family writes with
a grain of salt.

I don't believe it!

Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:15 pm

Robt - both Plant, and Page have sited meeting Elvis as one of, if not the highlight of their career. Robert Plant has also mentioned singing Love Me with Elvis.

A 10 year old Robert Plant used to practice singing Love Me from his Elvis Golden Records Vol 1, and tells of meeting Elvis, and chatting about music for hours.

For those with realplayer, there's a link on this site to a clip of Robert discussing his meeting with Elvis...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2005/12/06/robert_plant_dec05_feature.shtml

It's a generally interesting interview, but the Elvis stuff is about 20 mins in.
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Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:02 pm

DarrylMac wrote:Robt - both Plant, and Page have sited meeting Elvis as one of, if not the highlight of their career. Robert Plant has also mentioned singing Love Me with Elvis.

A 10 year old Robert Plant used to practice singing Love Me from his Elvis Golden Records Vol 1, and tells of meeting Elvis, and chatting about music for hours.

For those with realplayer, there's a link on this site to a clip of Robert discussing his meeting with Elvis...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2005/12/06/robert_plant_dec05_feature.shtml



Thanks DarrylMac You beat Me to it.....

Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:35 pm

ColinB wrote:
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:I don't expect a great CD but I do expect a great book.
So far, however, I haven't seen too many positive comments about the book either.
How does it compare to "Flashback" and "The Way It Was"?

Keith Richards, Jr.


Well, there's no comparison, really.

"Flashback" featured a young Elvis.

"The Way It Was" featured a slim Elvis from 1970.

"Live in L.A." has a few 50's b & w photos [which are a delight] but they only feature on the first 16 pages.

Then we get 6 pages from 1970, also quite nice.

The rest of the book is from 1973-onwards showing Elvis in varying degrees of plumpness.

In these photos, the sometimes grainy and sometimes soft-focus look is actually quite a blessing.

Unfortunately, one series of photos [from Long Beach, April 25th, 1976] is crystal-clear, with Elvis' double-chin revealed in all its glory.

Not one to let the knockers get hold of !


Thanks, Colin! It would be really nice if FTD did another book like "Flashback". I simply adore that one. Just beautiful. But I am a jumpsuit junkie too - which means I'll probably like this new book more than you do, although reports on grainy and out of focus photos is a bit of a downer!

Keith Richards, Jr.

Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:24 pm

hey Daryl Mac,

Thanks for that info and i Little darlin matey i humbly appologise.

I'm not a huge Zep fan but i loved some of their stuff (i.e kashmir).

Now what about David Stanley's claims that Eric Clapton also met El'
sometime in the seventies? is this a fact?

Again, noone else in the entourouge has ever mentioned it

Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:17 pm

Robt wrote: Now what about David Stanley's claims that Eric Clapton also met El'
sometime in the seventies? is this a fact?


Not everything Stanley says is crap. Afterall, he was there...
Clapton & Elvis met indeed.
Others over here will have some details, but this is a nice one:
during this meeting Elvis suggested Eric to take some guitar lessons from James Burton 8)

Only Elvis got away with stuff like that I guess...

Cheers, RJ

Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:14 am

Thanks for that link.

I have always been a big fan of ZEP and hearing Robert Plant reflect on his meeting with Elvis, you can hear that he really adored and respected Elvis.

Coming from a tremendously popular and well respected pioneer of Hard Rock singing, the acknowledgement is so refreshing.