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Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:10 am

Hey guys i was wondering what are some of the best audience recordings some of the ones i have heard are new years eve 76, gyrating ashville, the cd you'll never walk alone (july 19 1975 i believe)

what are some other good sounding audience recordings?

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:27 am

You can't go wrong with the now-legendary Rick Rennie audience recordings.

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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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: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:44 am

Yes i agree Rick taped some magnificent shows! :lol:

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:43 pm

tahoe76 wrote:This has to be the best I've heard. One of my favorite cd's. Normally people blame bad performance by saying Elvis was drugged or what have you, but listening to Elvis through this show he sounds like he has a sore throat or a cold, but still tries and does please his audience.

Yes, that's a must for fans of superior quality audience recordings. Such a shame the possible highlight of this unusual show - the rarely performed 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' - has some extraneous noise/interference caused by what sounds like someone's [the person recording the show ?] cine camera going ten to the dozen ! Still, a great but heartbreaking performance all the same. Recommended.

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:33 pm

Not a big fan of audience recordings but this one is great....recommended.
Sound is amazing....especially disc1.

Image

Las Vegas, August 1975

CD-1: (August 20 DS 1975) / August 19 MS 1975)
Opening Vamp/See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Hound Dog - It's Now Or Never - And I Love You So - Blue Suede Shoes - Green Green Grass Of Home - Fairytale - Softly As I Leave You - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode - Drums solo - Bass solo - Piano solo - School Days - T.R.O.U.B.L.E - Why Me Lord? - Until It's Time For You To Go - Burning Love - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp - Opening Vamp/See See Rider - Bathroom Story - Blue Suede Shoes - Young And Beautiful - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - If You Love Me - Softly As I Leave You - It's Now Or Never - Polk Salad Annie - My Boy

CD-2: (August 19 DS 1975)
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/Amen - Monologue - Blue Suede Shoes - If You Love Me - It's Now Or Never - My Boy - Love Me - Loving You - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode - Drums solo - Bass solo - Piano solo - School Days #1 - School Days #2 - Introduction of Neil Sedaka - T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art - Let Me Be There - Crying In The Chapel - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp - That's All Right/See See Rider (Aug. 20 Closing show)

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Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:20 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:You can't go wrong with the now-legendary Rick Rennie audience recordings.

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.


Are we talking about the same man? Rick Rennie who lived in Longview, Washington?

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:15 pm

Here's a handful that I'm kind of fond of for one reason or another.

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)
Vegas Variety Vol. 5 - Las Vegas 9/6/70 (Rainbow Records RR-19700906-2) (Released 2011)
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)
Vegas Variety Vol. 4 - Las Vegas 8/12/73 M.S. (Rainbow Records RR-19730812-2) (Released 2011)
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)
It's Tahoe Time - Lake Tahoe 10/13/74 M.S. (Rainbow Records RR-19741013-2) (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 - Uniondale, NY 7/19/75 Mat. (Ampex 11-2003) (Released 2004)
You'll Never Walk Alone - Uniondale, NY 7/19/75 Eve. (Straight Arrow SA 2011-20-02) (Released 2011)
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)
Las Vegas Attraction Number 1 - Las Vegas 12/3/75 (Showroom 12375) (Released 2009)
Fairytale In Vegas - Las Vegas 12/6/75 (Unknown label 12067508) (Released 2007)
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)
Las Vegas Moonlight - Las Vegas 12/10/75 (Memory Records MR 2048-2) (Released 2005)
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)
California Wave - Long Beach, CA 4/25/76 E.S. (Memory Records MR 2059-2) (Released 2009)
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)
Matinee Majesty - Providence, RI 6/26/76 (Straight Arrow SA 2011-19-02) (Released 2011)
Autumn Revival - Champaign, IL 10/22/76 (Memory Records MR 2053-2) (Released 2007)
Royal Gambit In Richfield - Cleveland, Ohio 10/23/76 (Straight Arrow SA 2008-9-02) (Released 2008)
Last Time In Portland - Portland, OR 11/26/76 (Memory Records MR 2035-2) (Released 2003)
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)
December Night - Las Vegas 12/4/76 M.S. (SR Records SR 3503-2) (Released 2008)
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)
The Tenth Of Never - Las Vegas 12/10/76 D.S. & M.S. (Touchdown Productions TDP-CD3-2011) (Released 2011)
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)
Tour Opening - Tempe, AZ 3/23/77 (Unknown Label ITA 2077) (Released 2007)
At Cazzie's House - Ann Arbor, MI 4/24/77 (Touchdown Productions TDP-CD4-2011) (Released 2011)
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)
Rip It Up - St. Paul, MN 4/30/77 (Memphis Sound MS-002) (Released 2002)
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)
Funny How Time Slips Away - Providence, RI 5/23/77 (Straight Arrow SA 2011-18) (Released 2011)
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)


But that's just me.

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:56 pm

Rob wrote:Here's a handful that I'm kind of fond of for one reason or another......

Not that many then.... :mrgreen:

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:17 pm

HEY ROB...............

IF THAT'S JUST A HANDFUL OF RECORDINGS, THEN, HOW BIG ARE YOUR HANDS?

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Rob wrote:A Profile: The King On Stage - Las Vegas 8/20/73 M.S. (Fort Baxter 161095) (Released 1995)


I would love to see FTD or Straight Arrow reissue this show. I only have it on CD-R. It's not only a great concert, but the sound quality is VERY good.

Re: Audience recordings

Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:18 pm

Rich_TCB wrote:
Rob wrote:A Profile: The King On Stage - Las Vegas 8/20/73 M.S. (Fort Baxter 161095) (Released 1995)


I would love to see FTD or Straight Arrow reissue this show. I only have it on CD-R. It's not only a great concert, but the sound quality is VERY good.

Yes that show is one of the great anomalies of the Elvis live import canon. The sound quality is too high end in my view to be a simple audience recording. It's been reissued once since the 'Profile' box-set on a very limited German cd called 'Rockin' The Blue Board'.
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Re: Audience recordings

Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:54 pm

Serarch out the two cd set "Black Diamond" from the Vegas 1976 engagement. Great sound and one of Elvis' longer shows. ::rocks