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Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:53 pm

Hi Cisco!

on the boot "The Memphis Flash Hits Las Vegas" are some great tracks from the Opening Night Summer 1974 ... and they sound awesome ... almost as clear as the soundboard but with audience clearly audible like a booth recording ... do you know which source this is from!?

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:29 pm

I am only aware of the audience recording Down In The Alley...which sounds pretty good..

www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/import/D ... ealley.htm

Perhaps anybody can shed some more light on it..?..

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:58 pm

All CD's in the EP Live Collection series are made from low generation tapes; often in the wrong speed or incomplete. Better sources were circulating .At the time of release it was great to have these CD's because you got the concert on real CD's. Meanwhile I 've sold my CD's from this label.


colonel snow

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:39 pm

But you still have the shows,..Henk..?

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:21 pm

I made safety copies on CDR; these safety copies are needed for a reference purpose when a better sounded version is released, However from this 19-08-74 opening concert a soundboard was released by various labels. In my opinion the audience recording has lost its value.


colonel snow

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:33 pm

I see... :smt006

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:19 pm

Ciscoking wrote:I am only aware of the audience recording Down In The Alley...which sounds pretty good..

http://www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/i ... ealley.htm

Perhaps anybody can shed some more light on it..?..


"Down in the alley" is indeed a fine sounding recording of the opening show, altough in some places it's not perfect and it's variable in quality.
I think the source on the "Memhis flash" cd s the same, but worked on, more punch...

This one is from the "Flash" cd... sounds pretty good...

http://en.packupload.com/3153LMVAXBX

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Thanks for the input,..very interesting.... ::rocks

Re: Opening Night 1974 - unknwon audience tape source

Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:09 pm

Most welcome :wink: