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

The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:23 pm

I just gave A Bright Midnight With Elvis (August 20, 1970 MS) a spin....wow..!
An outstanding powerhouse performance in really fantastic audience recording sound. I almost think it`s a soundbooth recording...you get the perfect feeling of a live show..all atmosphere is captured..and Elvis and band really rock..We have fantastic renditions of many songs which made him famous and rarities and oneliners..just anything which makes a concert worthwhile..and enjoyable....

What is the story of this man who taped so many shows in fantastic sound..?..Anybody knew him..?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:49 am

Unfortunately I didn't know him, but I have some of his recordings. And the really sound a lot better than most of the other audience recordings. :D

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:57 pm

How sad that he lost most of his master tapes so in many cases we only got first or second generation copies. Even the copies sound very good but imagine the sound quality of the masters! But they are lost forever.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:16 pm

Don`t understand,..Gabriel..how did he loose them..?..He made copies before..?..Are there more..than we already have.... :?:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:12 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Don`t understand,..Gabriel..how did he loose them..?..He made copies before..?..Are there more..than we already have.... :?:

I mean that some of the releases we have are from early generation copies.
For example, Shining In Portland comes from the first generation copy because Rick lost the master tape. Before that he made copies of course.
On Double Dynamite both 1970 Aug. 19. D/S & M/S come from the first generation copies,too,as the master tapes have been lost.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:19 pm

You can list ALL Rennie shows..?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:24 pm

Check this link:

http://www.elvisbay.com/news/rickrennynews.htm

He made at least one recording in aug. '69,too,but that was taken away by the guards.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:37 pm

That`s excellent..this one..however..

“A Perfect Gift” (Triangle TP 03001)

is a CD-R...right..?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:33 pm

Ciscoking wrote:“A Perfect Gift” (Triangle TP 03001)
is a CD-R...right..?

I don't have that so i don't know.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:36 pm

I do have to know..lol..I have it as CDR on my site..lol.. :lol:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:06 am

Ciscoking wrote:You can list ALL Rennie shows..?

Below are all the known Rick Rennie recordings
All are from Las Vegas, unless noted.

RICK RENNIE TAPES

03 Feb '70 DS [mono]
05 Feb '70 DS [mono]

19 Aug '70 DS
19 Aug '70 MS

20 Aug '70 DS
20 Aug '70 MS

21 Aug '70 DS
21 Aug '70 MS

11 Nov '70 - Portland, OR
27 Apr '73 - Portland, OR
13 May '73 3AM - Lake Tahoe, NV

NOTES
Rick tried taping an Aug '69 show but it got confiscated.
His Feb '70 recordings are of average quality at best because of poor equipment.
The superb Aug '70 tapes were made using an upgraded microphone and cassette recorder.

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IIRC these are the best CD iterations of Rennie's high-quality audience tapes:

August 19, 1970 DS -- Double Dynamite, CD 1 (Rock Legends)
August 19, 1970 MS -- Double Dynamite, CD 2 (Rock Legends)

August 20, 1970 DS -- A Dinner Bell In Vegas (Memory)
August 20, 1970 MS -- A Bright Midnight With Elvis (Memory) -- first complete release, from master cassette

August 21, 1970 DS -- From Vegas To Macon CD 1 (Rock Legends)
August 21, 1970 MS -- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Audionics)

April 27, 1973 (Portland) -- Shining In Portland (Memory)

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Rennie wasn't a "bootlegger," the above discs were not his work, but an archivist. The best of his tapes are about as close as any of us will ever get to attending a great 70s Presley show. Further, Rick managed to catch Elvis' mysterious statement, repeated quite seriously across several nights at the International in the summer of 1970, about "Tiger Man" being his "second record" for Sun.

Elvis Recorded "Tiger Man" At Sun --> Mystery Solved ?
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55284

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I corresponded with Rick several times. He was always polite, always willing to share his stories of recording Elvis.

Thanks always, Rick.

May you R.I.P.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:26 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:The superb Aug '70 tapes were made using an upgraded microphone and cassette recorder.


John,..were these shows or at least those from August 20 recorded with 2 mikes....?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:09 pm

Ciscoking wrote:“A Perfect Gift” (Triangle TP 03001) is a CD-R...right..?

yup..it is :smt006

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:10 pm

burroughs wrote:
Ciscoking wrote:“A Perfect Gift” (Triangle TP 03001) is a CD-R...right..?

yup..it is :smt006


but.. we do have the show on *takin´ tahoe tonight*, don´t we? :?:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:29 pm

That´s right, anyway two differences..
On the AR the 2001 Theme and the intros are missing. The repeated Closing Vamp is complete.
On the FTD soundboard the Closing Vamp is incomplete with the repetition missing..

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:36 pm

Ciscoking wrote:That`s excellent..this one..however..

“A Perfect Gift” (Triangle TP 03001)

is a CD-R...right..?


And it's a perfect sounding one by the way for that kind of recordings.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:49 pm

Absolutely..Joern..nice to meet you here...btw....slowly but surely we all gather here..great.. :smt006

::rocks

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:34 pm

Ciscoking wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:The superb Aug '70 tapes were made using an upgraded microphone and cassette recorder.


John,..were these shows or at least those from August 20 recorded with 2 mikes....?

I don't think so -- he never mentioned 2 mics to me.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:51 pm

Hmm..o.k..but the sound reminds me of 2 mike recordings..anyway...thanks, John.. :smt006

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:08 pm

Gabriel wrote:I mean that some of the releases we have are from early generation copies.
For example, Shining In Portland comes from the first generation copy because Rick lost the master tape. Before that he made copies of course.
On Double Dynamite both 1970 Aug. 19. D/S & M/S come from the first generation copies,too,as the master tapes have been lost.

How do you know that? Have you been involved in releasing this issues?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:27 am

G.I. Blues wrote:
Gabriel wrote:I mean that some of the releases we have are from early generation copies.
For example, Shining In Portland comes from the first generation copy because Rick lost the master tape. Before that he made copies of course.
On Double Dynamite both 1970 Aug. 19. D/S & M/S come from the first generation copies,too,as the master tapes have been lost.

How do you know that? Have you been involved in releasing this issues?


That are almost Rennies words. You can read that in some liner notes of a bootleg (don't know which one at the moment) where Rick Rennie is cited.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Gabriel wrote:Check this link:

http://www.elvisbay.com/news/rickrennynews.htm

He made at least one recording in aug. '69,too,but that was taken away by the guards.


Unbelievable that you guys still have those links. 8)

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:27 pm

You are among specialists, Dick..!!.. :wink:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:31 pm

Ciscoking wrote:You are among specialists, Dick..!!.. :wink:


I noticed.
But please don't remind me about this disaster.
Rick's girlfriend f@cked us all. :smt097

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:46 pm

Why..Dick..can you enlighten me..?
She sold tapes...which she actually didn`t have..?.
... :lol: ....