Dig deep into 70`s Elvis: the concerts, jumpsuits and all available live tapes.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:46 pm

Never ending demand 1 is kinda pointless.
The "meat" of concert is already available in soundboard.
And to spend US$ 30 or more in an audience recording to hear See See Rider, I got a woman, Love, If you Love Me and the band intros from a mediocre 1977 show is a little too much...unless you have Rob's "never ending" budget.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:16 pm

But, "Tonight 8:30 pm" is not on your list. My plea was to have it included.
You can burn my house, steal my car, drink my liquer from an old fruit jar. You can do anything that you wanna' do...
but this disc deserves to be immortalized.

I understand your point concerning "Never Ending Demand"...tu shay, well played.

Nikki

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:39 pm

elvis-fan wrote:A show, unfortunately, only released as a CDR (incomplete) from Eugene, OR on November 25, 1976 is a rarity... Elvis sounds great with absolutely no signs of being under the influence of anything. While the setlist holds little in the way of surprises, it would be fantastic to hear this audience recording in its entirety. There are so few recordings from 1976 where Elvis sounds as clear and confident. If anyone has come across it, it would be great to know.

What a pity that this show is not available on real CD. The sound is really excellent and Elvis is in surprisingly good form (for a 1976 show).

Fever
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/11.ram
Hurt
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/14.ram


Oh and using the disco version of Beethoven's 5th symphony during the pre-show is very interesting:
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/01.ram

Anytime i listen to it,it reminds me of Thicke's When I Get You Alone.
phpBB [video]

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:20 pm

I, too..would say it s a great sounding..AR..the Montgomery show is here complete for the very first time..and the sound is really fine..
The show itself is decent , too...considering it´s a 77 show..

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:23 am

Impressive, judging from the samples. Imagine this show complete on soundboard by FTD...

Gabriel wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:A show, unfortunately, only released as a CDR (incomplete) from Eugene, OR on November 25, 1976 is a rarity... Elvis sounds great with absolutely no signs of being under the influence of anything. While the setlist holds little in the way of surprises, it would be fantastic to hear this audience recording in its entirety. There are so few recordings from 1976 where Elvis sounds as clear and confident. If anyone has come across it, it would be great to know.

What a pity that this show is not available on real CD. The sound is really excellent and Elvis is in surprisingly good form (for a 1976 show).

Fever
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/11.ram
Hurt
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/14.ram


Oh and using the disco version of Beethoven's 5th symphony during the pre-show is very interesting:
http://ciscoking.jordans-elvis-world.co ... e76/01.ram

Anytime i listen to it,it reminds me of Thicke's When I Get You Alone.
phpBB [video]

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:20 am

NikkiTCB wrote:But, "Tonight 8:30 pm" is not on your list. My plea was to have it included.
You can burn my house, steal my car, drink my liquer from an old fruit jar. You can do anything that you wanna' do...
but this disc deserves to be immortalized.

I understand your point concerning "Never Ending Demand"...tu shay, well played.

Immortilized? I'll take that as a compliment.

I'll also see what I can do about your request, my dear.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:14 pm

James27 wrote:Impressive, judging from the samples. Imagine this show complete on soundboard by FTD...

A soundboard would be nice of course but in this case i would prefer the audience recording (in complete form). That Beethoven's 5th Symphony thing is very unusual,i've never heard that on any other Elvis release. I even like the hysterical (and somewhat irritating) laughing of that woman.
She clearly enjoyed the show! :wink: :lol:

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:19 pm

Awesome Rob! My Wish Came True, How Great Thou Art!
Now I can listen to this disc without fear of operating outside of the accepted curriculum. (I am very devote in the audience recording disciplin!)
I move that no audience recording can be obtained or listened to by any member of this forum until such a time that it has been
screened by Rob and been included on "THE" list, or submitted for consideration by a devote follower in good standing. This movement
is sat forth to ensure a quaility collection and enjoyable listening experience by all. LOL! (No...seriously)

Nikki

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:36 pm

Ken Jensen wrote:Voldto, please don’t continue. Rob said no CD-Rs, and I’ve gotta agree with him. Besides, I’ve already mentioned two of the titles you list. The Better Than Ever release comes in atrocious sound. That’s why it’s not included. The August 26, 1969, midnight show has been released on multitrack.

Please read the original post properly before you post. Thanks!


Ok ill correct my post on three points.
Since the title is "Audience Recordings - My Picks" i will correct the wording of the sentence "You have to add..."
to "-I- would also recomended these titles even though they are not cd but cd-r's" and since the topic is "audience recordings my picks" and not "audience recordings released on cd my picks" i feel its well within the topic of the post.

Also i would off course delete the aug 26 1969 midnight show since this has been released as you say as a multitrack recording after i made my list of audience recordings worth having.

Tender touching moment aug 27 1969. Yes the date is highly questionable but its still a nice collection of rare songs performed in 1969

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:35 am

Rob wrote:On dozens of occasions, I've received PM's (two this week) from different people asking my opinion on certain audience recordings. Many people do not collect them, but many, like myself, do. I have compiled a list of audience recorded concerts that I have on original factory-pressed silver CD's. I don't do CDR's in any way, shape or form, so I'm only including real CD's in my list. It is compiled mostly by those with the best sound, however, there are a few that are included because of historical significance. Again, mostly because of very good sound quality. I have many, many more in my personal collection, but here is my list of some of the best. For collectors of audience recordings, you can't go wrong with any of them.

Shiek Of The Desert - Las Vegas 2/5/70 D.S. (Krystal Records 050270) (Released 2001)
Let It Be Me - Las Vegas 2/21/70 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2006)
Double Dynamite - Las Vegas 8/19/70 D.S. & M.S. (Rock Legends 1009) (Released 1998)
A Dinner Bell In Vegas - Las Vegas 8/20/70 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2038-2) (Released 2004)
A Bright Midnight With Elvis - Las Vegas 8/20/70 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2037-2) (Released 2004)
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’- Las Vegas 8/21/70 M.S. (Audionics 2001-01) (Released 2001)
On The Road Again - Portland, OR 11/11/70 (Memory Records MR 2038-2) (Released 2004)
The Essence Of Energy - Seattle, WA 11/12/70 (Rainbow Records RR-19701112-2) (Released 2010)
A Thunder In The Night - Lake Tahoe 8/1/71 M.S. (SR Records SR 3505-2) (Released 2006)
Trying To Get To Memphis - Las Vegas 8/11/71 D.S. (SR Records SR 3502-2) (Released 2005)
No Fooling Around - Las Vegas 8/4/72 O.S. (Ampex CD 001) (Released 2003)
The Spirit Of Sin City - Las Vegas 8/13/72 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2054-2) (Released 2007)
Red Hot In Vegas - Las Vegas 8/23/72 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2006-5-02) (Released 2006)
Not Too Sweet - Las Vegas 9/1/72 M.S. (SR Records CD SR 3503-2) (Released 2005)
Walk That Lonesome Road - Las Vegas 9/4/72 C.S. (P.O. 220 Records) (Released 2006)
A New Live Experience - Long Beach, CA 11/15/72 (MAC 24.158) (Released 1993)
Swing & Swirl Your Hips Again - San Bernardino, CA 11/13/72 (S&S 11372) (Released 2006)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Las Vegas 2/14/73 D.S. (Straight Arrow SA/SP 2010-02-02) (Released 2010)
Faded Love - Las Vegas 2/15/73 D.S. (Straight Arrow SR SP 2010-01-02) (Released 2010)
I'm A Steamroller Baby - Las Vegas 2/16/73 D.S. (Steam 001) (Released 2008)
Kicking And Rolling - Las Vegas 2/18/73 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2007-6-02) (Released 2007)
What Now My Love - Las Vegas 2/23/73 C.S. (X-Entertainment) (Released 2005)
At The Top Of The Game - Phoenix, AZ 4/22/73 (Memory Records 2052-2) (Released 2006)
Total Commitment - Anaheim, CA 4/24/73 (Touchdown Productions TDP-CD1-2010) (Released 2010)
Shining In Portland - Portland, OR 4/27/73 (Memory Records MR 2039-2) (Released 2004)
The King In Queen City - Seattle, WA 4/29/73 (Management 3 MM210) (Released 2010)
Grand Roulette At The Sahara - Lake Tahoe 5/6/73 M.S. (MR 2057-2) (Released 2009)
High Sierra Fever - Lake Tahoe 5/7/73 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2007-7-02) (Released 2007)
Born To Give Us Fever - Uniondale, NY 6/23/73 (Sundial Productions SP 201) (Released 1995)
Stripped Of My Heart, My Soul - Atlanta, GA 7/3/73 (Rainbow Records RR-19730703-2) (Released 2009)
Raised On Vegas - Las Vegas 8/6/73 O.S. (MR 2057-2) (Released 2008)
A Profile: The King On Stage - Las Vegas 8/20/73 M.S. (Fort Baxter 161095) (Released 1995)
Caught In The Act - Las Vegas 8/26/73 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2027-2) (Released 2002)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Las Vegas 8/30/73 D.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2010-16-02) (Released 2010)
Getting Down To Business - Las Vegas 8/31/73 D.S. (Vegas Strip VS 1973-02-2) (Released 2008)
Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 4 - Las Vegas 9/2/73 D.S (Top Acts EP 5013) (Released 1994)
High Spirit In Vegas - Las Vegas 9/2/73 M.S. (Vegas Strip VS 1973-01-2) (Released 2008)
A Change Of Mind - Las Vegas 9/3/73 D.S. (SA 2009-13-02) (Released 2009)
Something Old, Something New - Las Vegas 1/26/74 O.S. (Memory Records MR 2028-2) (Released 2002)
Let Me Be There - Las Vegas 2/8/74 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2045-2) (Released 2005)
Elvis At The Forum - Los Angeles 5/11/74 Mat. (Graceland Records 7403-2) (Released 2007)
Karate Fever - Las Vegas 8/31/74 D.S. (Straight Arrow SA-2009-13-02) (Released 2010)
Vegas Variety - Las Vegas 9/1/74 D.S. (Rainbow Records 19740901-2) (Released 2007)
Chaos In College Park - College Park, MD 9/27/74 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-4-02) (Released 2006)
October Encore In Lake Tahoe - Lake Tahoe 10/13/74 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2056-2) (Released 2007)
Springtime In Nevada - Las Vegas 3/25/75 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2049-2) (Released 2005)
Aztec King - Las Vegas 3/27/75 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2032-2) (Released 2003)
The Vegas Years Vol. 1 - Las Vegas 3/31/75 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2006)
April Fool's Dinner - Las Vegas 4/1/75 D.S. (Audionics/Southern Comfort CDSEVEN75-2) (Released 2009)
Lightning Storm In Florida - Tampa, FL 4/26/75 Eve. (Memory Records MR 2051-2) (Released 2006)
Live At The Omni - Atlanta, GA 5/2/75 (Wizard Corp. EP 5275) (Released 1997)
America’s Own - Long Island, NY 7/19/75 Mat. (Ampex 11-2003) (Released 2004)
America’s Own Vol. 2 - Long Island, NY 7/19/75 Eve. (Claudia CD 070972) (Released 1991)
Gyrating Asheville - Asheville, NC 7/23/75 (Live Archives EPE 1020) (Released 1997)
Pieces Of My Life - Asheville, NC 7/24/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2005-1-02) (Released 2005)
Cancelled: The Request Box - Las Vegas 8/19/75 & 8/20/75 (Audionics/2001 2008-2) (Released 2008)
The Vegas Years Vol. 2 - Las Vegas 12/7/75 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2007)
Countdown To Christmas - Las Vegas 12/9/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-11-02) (Released 2008)
All In A Blaze - Las Vegas 12/12/75 (Touchdown Productions TDP-CD2-2010) (Released 2010)
Rock Back The Clock - Pontiac, MI 12/31/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2007-8A/B - 2) (Released 2007)
Phoenix Over Tennessee - Johnson City, TN 3/17/76 M.S. (JR 10/93/000189 C) (Released 1993)
The Bicentennial King Vol. 2 - Seattle, WA 4/26/76 (Millbranch Music MM7602-2) (Released 2010)
Then Sings My Soul - Lake Tahoe 5/7/76 (Rainbow Records - 19760507-2) (Released 2009)
Exceeding All Expectations - Lake Tahoe 5/9/76 C.S. (Rainbow Records - 19760509-2) (Released 2009)
The Bicentennial King - Buffalo, NY 6/25/76 (Millbranch Music MM 7601-2) (Released 2009)
Royal Gambit In Richfield - Cleveland, Ohio 10/23/76 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-9-02) (Released 2008)
Rockin' The Northwest - Eugene, OR 11/27/76 (Memory Records MR 2047-2) (Released 2005)
The Last Vegas Opening Night - Las Vegas 12/2/76 O.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2009-12A/B-02) (Released 2009)
Now - Or Never! - Las Vegas 12/3/76 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2042-2) (Released 2004)
Here Come The Stars - Las Vegas 12/4/76 D.S. (SA 2009-14-02) (Released 2009)
Presley At The Hilton - Las Vegas 12/5/76 (J.R. 1/94) (Released 1994)
A Private Audience With The King - Las Vegas 12/8/76 (Straight Arrow SA 2010-17A/8-02) (Released 2010)
Trouble In Vegas - Las Vegas 12/9/76 (Memory Records MR 2056-2) (Released 2008)
Vegas Variety Vol. 2 - Las Vegas 12/11/76 M.S. (Rainbow Records19761112-2) (Released 2008)
Black Diamond - Las Vegas 12/12/76 C.S. (Generations 5001/5002) (Released 1998)
Auld Lang Syne - Pittsburgh, PA 12/31/76 (Live Archives 1076) (Released 1995)
Going Back In Time - Orlando, FL 2/15/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-3-02) (Released 2006)
Tennessee Starlight - Johnson City, TN 2/19/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-2-02) (Released 2006)
Rip It Up - St. Paul, MN 4/30/77 (Memphis Sound MS-002) (Released 2002)
And I Love You So - Milwaukee, WI 4/27/77 (EP 1977) (Released 2005)
I Did It My Way - Green Bay, WI 4/28/77 (Memory Records MR 2044-2) (Released 2005)
Duluth Revisited - Duluth, MN 4/29/77 (Management 3 MM310) (Released 2010)
When Elvis Comes Marching In - Chicago, IL 5/1/77 (Tennessee Moon 01051977) (Released 2005)
Polk Salad Elvis - Chicago, IL 5/2/77 (Tennessee Moon 02051977) (Released 2005)
Tonight 8:30 P.M. - Largo, MD 5/22/77 (J.R. 3/94) (Released 1994)
Augusta: Once And For All - Augusta, ME 5/24/77 (Rainbow Records 19770524-2) (Released 2008)
Trying To Get To You - Rochester, NY 5/25/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-10-02) (Released 2008)
Unchained Elvis - Binghamton, NY 5/26/77 (Krypton CD-M 1) (Released 2000)
Second Night - Binghamton, NY 5/27/77 (Graceland Records 7702-2) (Released 2005)
Last Stop In Mobile - Mobile, AL 6/2/77 (Rainbow Records RR -19770602-02) (Released 2009)
Elvis Rocks Lincoln - Lincoln, NE 6/20/77 (Sanfi 2011) (Released 2004)
Since Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH 6/25/77 (AJR 080379-2) (Released 2007)
The Final Farewell - Indianapolis, IN 6/26/77 (Rainbow Records - RR 19770626-2) (Released 2008)


Have you compared the two latest versions of the last show on 26/6/77 yet, The Final Farewell <---> The Final Curtain ?

21 cd's from your list I have not yet acquired.

Others could be considered, for different reasons,

Vegas Variety vol. 4 (RR)
It's Tahoe Time (RR)
Las Vegas Attraction Number 1 (Showroom)
Fairytale in Vegas (no label)
Las Vegas in Gypsy Style (MR)
Las Vegas Moonlight (MR)
Calfornia Wave (MR)
Slippin 'n' Slidin' (MR)
Autumn Revival (MR)
Last Time In Portland (MR)
December Night (SR)
Never Ending Demand vol. 1+2 (RR)
Tour Opening Tempe (no label)

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:38 am

I will give these shows a spin sometime in the future and see if they are worthy of the list. Some may just well be.

However, "Never Ending Demand" will never be on my list for reasons already explained in this thread.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:01 am

I'm glad you keep this list updated, Rob. Since the last time I posted, I've acquired a lot more AR, including many that are on your list that I did not have yet.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:31 am

Check often, James.

I'll be adding more soon.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:02 pm

Nice list, Rob, and a good indicator for the fans of audience recordings.

Just out of curiosity, how come you've put 'Here Come The Stars' on your list? I was reading 'Here Come The Stars' thread recently, and lots of people (even you, if I remember correctly) said that the sound is better on the 'Love Letters From Nevada'.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:20 pm

Good point, KB.

I do agree that most people, including me, prefer the sound on the original. However, the sound on "Here Come The Stars" is still excellent. Most people have a very difficult time locating the original and find it somewhat easier to find the re-release. Therefore, I changed my list.

You can't go wrong with either one.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Thu May 12, 2011 1:24 am

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I also liked that "Here Come The Stars" and it replaces my CD-R of the earlier title. I have to compare the sound and I may keep it just in case. But like most new titles, the presentation has really come along way.

I just got "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and it's a nice companion piece to the earlier "Faded Love" with Elvis singing better and again the very good sound given the AR status. Do you have it yet, Rob?

It's what they call a "two-mic ambient tape" - an apparently previously-unreleased February 14, 1973 Dinner Show. I see you have the prior "Faded Love" listed. Very helpful post, Rob. I like the year-by-year edit of your list by DJC.


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Rob wrote:I've added a couple more CD's to the list since then. Here is my updated choices for the best audience recordings. If you have these in your collection, you have the essentials.

1970 (8)
Shiek Of The Desert - Las Vegas 2/5/70 D.S. (Krystal Records 050270) (Released 2001)
Let It Be Me - Las Vegas 2/21/70 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2006)
Double Dynamite - Las Vegas 8/19/70 D.S. & M.S. (Rock Legends 1009) (Released 1998)
A Dinner Bell In Vegas - Las Vegas 8/20/70 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2038-2) (Released 2004)
A Bright Midnight With Elvis - Las Vegas 8/20/70 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2037-2) (Released 2004)
From Vegas To Macon - Las Vegas 8/21/70 D.S. (Rock Legends CD 1008) (Released 1998)
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’- Las Vegas 8/21/70 M.S. (Audionics 2001-01) (Released 2001)
On The Road Again - Portland, OR 11/11/70 ((MR 2038-2) (Released 2004)


1971 (2)
A Thunder In The Night - Lake Tahoe 8/1/71 M.S. (SR Records SR 3505-2) (Released 2006)
Trying To Get To Memphis - Las Vegas 8/11/71 D.S. (SR Records SR 3502-2) (Released 2005)


1972 (7)
No Fooling Around - Las Vegas 8/4/72 O.S. (Ampex CD 001) (Released 2003)
The Spirit Of Sin City - Las Vegas 8/13/72 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2054-2) (Released 2007)
Red Hot In Vegas - Las Vegas 8/23/72 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2006-5-02) (Released 2006)
Not Too Sweet - Las Vegas 9/1/72 M.S. (SR Records CD SR 3503-2) (Released 2005)
Walk That Lonesome Road - Las Vegas 9/4/72 C.S. (P.O. 220 Records) (Released 2006)
A New Live Experience - Long Beach, CA 11/15/72 (MAC 24.158) (Released 1993)
Swing & Swirl Your Hips Again - San Bernardino, CA 11/13/72 (S&S 11372) (Released 2006)


1973 (15)
Faded Love - Las Vegas 2/15/73 D.S. (Straight Arrow SR SP 2010-01-02) (Released 2010)
Kicking And Rolling - Las Vegas 2/18/73 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2007-6-02) (Released 2007)
What Now My Love - Las Vegas 2/23/73 C.S. (X-Entertainment) (Released 2005)
At The Top Of The Game - Phoenix, AZ 4/22/73 (Memory Records 2052-2) (Released 2006)
Storm Over Portland - Portland, OR 4/27/73 (Live Archives 1010/1012) (Released 1991)
Grand Roulette At The Sahara - Lake Tahoe 5/6/73 M.S. (MR 2057-2) (Released 2009)
High Sierra Fever - Lake Tahoe 5/7/73 M.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2007-7-02) (Released 2007)
Born To Give Us Fever - Uniondale, NY 6/23/73 (Sundial Productions SP 201) (Released 1995)
Stripped Of My Heart, My Soul - Atlanta, GA 7/3/73 (Rainbow Records RR-19730703-2) (Released 2009)
Raised On Vegas - Las Vegas 8/6/73 O.S. (MR 2057-2) (Released 2008)
A Profile: The King On Stage - Las Vegas 8/20/73 M.S. (Fort Baxter 161095) (Released 1995)
Caught In The Act - Las Vegas 8/26/73 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2027-2) (Released 2002)
Getting Down To Business - Las Vegas 8/31/73 D.S. (Vegas Strip VS 1973-02-2) (Released 2008)
Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 4 - Las Vegas 9/2/73 D.S (Top Acts EP 5013) (Released 1994)
High Spirit In Vegas - Las Vegas 9/2/73 M.S. (Vegas Strip VS 1973-01-2) (Released 2008)


1974 (7)
Something Old, Something New - Las Vegas 1/26/74 O.S. (Memory Records MR 2028-2) (Released 2002)
Let Me Be There - Las Vegas 2/8/74 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2045-2) (Released 2005)
Elvis At The Forum - Los Angeles 5/11/74 Mat. (Graceland Records 7403-2) (Released 2007)
Karate Fever - Las Vegas 8/31/74 D.S. (Straight Arrow SA-2009-13-02) (Released 2010)
Vegas Variety - Las Vegas 9/1/74 D.S. (Rainbow Records 19740901-2) (Released 2007)
Chaos In College Park - College Park, MD 9/27/74 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-4-02) (Released 2006)
October Encore In Lake Tahoe - Lake Tahoe 10/13/74 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2056-2) (Released 2007)


1975 (14)
Springtime In Nevada - Las Vegas 3/25/75 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2049-2) (Released 2005)
Aztec King - Las Vegas 3/27/75 M.S. (Memory Records MR 2032-2) (Released 2003)
The Vegas Years Vol. 1 - Las Vegas 3/31/75 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2006)
April Fool's Dinner - Las Vegas 4/1/75 D.S. (Audionics/Southern Comfort CDSEVEN75-2) (Released 2009)
Lightning Storm In Florida - Tampa, FL 4/26/75 Eve. (Memory Records MR 2051-2) (Released 2006)
Live At The Omni - Atlanta, GA 5/2/75 (Wizard Corp. EP 5275) (Released 1997)
America’s Own - Long Island, NY 7/19/75 Mat. (Ampex 11-2003) (Released 2004)
America’s Own Vol. 2 - Long Island, NY 7/19/75 Eve. (Claudia CD 070972) (Released 1991)
Gyrating Asheville - Asheville, NC 7/23/75 (Live Archives EPE 1020) (Released 1997)
Pieces Of My Life - Asheville, NC 7/24/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2005-1-02) (Released 2005)
Cancelled: The Request Box - Las Vegas 8/19/75 & 8/20/75 (Audionics/2001 2008-2) (Released 2008)
The Vegas Years Vol. 2 - Las Vegas 12/7/75 M.S. (Audiophile Records) (Released 2007)
Countdown To Christmas - Las Vegas 12/9/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-11-02) (Released 2008)
Rock Back The Clock - Pontiac, MI 12/31/75 (Straight Arrow SA 2007-8A/B - 2) (Released 2007)


1976 (14)
Phoenix Over Tennessee - Johnson City, TN 3/17/76 M.S. (JR 10/93/000189 C) (Released 1993)
Then Sings My Soul - Lake Tahoe 5/7/76 (Rainbow Records - 19760507-2) (Released 2009)
Exceeding All Expectations - Lake Tahoe 5/9/76 C.S. (Rainbow Records - 19760509-2) (Released 2009)
The Bicentennial King - Buffalo, NY 6/25/76 (Millbranch Music MM 7601-2) (Released 2009)
Royal Gambit In Richfield - Cleveland, Ohio 10/23/76 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-9-02) (Released 2008)
Rockin' The Northwest - Eugene, OR 11/27/76 (Memory Records MR 2047-2) (Released 2005)
The Last Vegas Opening Night - Las Vegas 12/2/76 O.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2009-12A/B-02) (Released 2009)
Now - Or Never! - Las Vegas 12/3/76 D.S. (Memory Records MR 2042-2) (Released 2004)
Love Letters From Nevada - Las Vegas 12/4/76 D.S. (Sundial Productions SP 601) (Released 1996)
Presley At The Hilton - Las Vegas 12/5/76 (J.R. 1/94) (Released 1994)
Trouble In Vegas - Las Vegas 12/9/76 (Memory Records MR 2056-2) (Released 2008)
Vegas Variety Vol. 2 - Las Vegas 12/11/76 M.S. (Rainbow Records19761112-2) (Released 2008)
Black Diamond - Las Vegas 12/12/76 C.S. (Generations 5001/5002) (Released 1998)
Auld Lang Syne - Pittsburgh, PA 12/31/76 (Live Archives 1076) (Released 1995)


1977 (15)
Going Back In Time - Orlando, FL 2/15/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-3-02) (Released 2006)
Tennessee Starlight - Johnson City, TN 2/19/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2006-2-02) (Released 2006)
Rip It Up - St. Paul, MN 4/30/77 (Memphis Sound MS-002) (Released 2002)
And I Love You So - Milwaukee, WI 4/27/77 (EP 1977) (Released 2005)
I Did It My Way - Green Bay, WI 4/28/77 (Memory Records MR 2044-2) (Released 2005)
When Elvis Comes Marching In - Chicago, IL 5/1/77 (Tennessee Moon 01051977) (Released 2005)
Polk Salad Elvis - Chicago, IL 5/2/77 (Tennessee Moon 02051977) (Released 2005)
Augusta: Once And For All - Augusta, ME 5/24/77 (Rainbow Records 19770524-2) (Released 2008)
Trying To Get To You - Rochester, NY 5/25/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-10-02) (Released 2008)
Unchained Elvis - Binghamton, NY 5/26/77 (Krypton CD-M 1) (Released 2000)
Second Night - Binghamton, NY 5/27/77 (Graceland Records 7702-2) (Released 2005)
Last Stop In Mobile - Mobile, AL 6/2/77 (Rainbow Records RR -19770602-02) (Released 2009)
Elvis Rocks Lincoln - Lincoln, NE 6/20/77 (Sanfi 2011) (Released 2004)
Since Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH 6/25/77 (AJR 080379-2) (Released 2007)
The Final Farewell - Indianapolis, IN 6/26/77 (Rainbow Records - RR 19770626-2) (Released 2008)


Taking a second look after all this time, it remains a nice list.

If you don't mind, I made it more readable separated by year, with a tally for each.

I have questions.

You note just two from 1971 -- not too many in good quality?
There are 15 titles from 1973 -- for the live versions of "My Boy"?
We see an equal number for 1977 -- for the dive bombs or band solos?

Just curious.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Tue May 17, 2011 3:29 am

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:I just got "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and it's a nice companion piece to the earlier "Faded Love" with Elvis singing better and again the very good sound given the AR status. Do you have it yet, Rob?

Yes, it's been included on my list for quite some time.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Tue May 17, 2011 8:57 pm

Rob rules.. :smt006

::rocks

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Wed May 18, 2011 1:11 am

It takes a ruler to know a ruler.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Wed May 18, 2011 1:12 am

Rob wrote:It takes a ruler to know a ruler.

What if you're a pencil?

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Wed May 18, 2011 1:18 am

No pencils allowed.

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Wed May 18, 2011 5:51 am

What about erasers?

Re: Audience Recordings - My Picks

Tue May 24, 2011 1:06 am

Rob wrote:
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:I just got "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and it's a nice companion piece to the earlier "Faded Love" with Elvis singing better and again the very good sound given the AR status. Do you have it yet, Rob?

Yes, it's been included on my list for quite some time.



For some reason I didn't see it, Rob - probably because I was referring to Doc's revamped (by year) edition of your list .

I also am enjoying (the listed) " The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Las Vegas 8/30/73 D.S. (Straight Arrow SA 2010-16-02) (Released 2010). I love the "you are there" sound of a good AR like this.

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Nice review by a usual skeptic at EN helps seal the deal:

http://www.elvisnews.com/articles.aspx/ ... -face/1456
Straight Arrow released You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me and this CD around the same time. Both are audience registrations of 1973 shows. Will the comparison end here?

Design
Unlike You Don’t Have To Say this release of the August 30 Dinner Show in Vegas has a booklet and a neat one! A lot of the pictures are take from scans of the original negatives (Caught in a trap, Deelen/ Van Houten), so the quality is extremely good for a CD-booklet. The liner notes are fun to read, but the first part very hard (dark red text on a black background). The text cloud used for the title is very stylish.

Content
The sound of The First Time is of much better quality than You Don’t Have To Say. It doesn’t belong to those few toppers like Gyrating Asheville, but it’s only one step less. Elvis is clearly audible and seems to have a lot of fun himself. The rarities Trouble, Release Me (hardly serious, but fun) and the beautiful rendition title track alone make this CD worthwhile. Add some great performances (Steamroller, Bridge! How Great Thou Art) and as said, Elvis in a good mood and you’ll have an enjoyable CD from start to finish. Talking about the finish… the last song was taken from another source, since the tape was full. Unfortunately the quality is not as good, but at least the show is still complete.

Conclusion
It’s been quite a long time since I enjoyed an audience recording as much as this one! I certainly do recommend this Straight Arrow release.