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Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:14 pm

On CD 5 of the Walk A Mile In My Shoes (70's Box) there are 5 songs from Feb, 16th & 17th 1972 in Multi-Track sound. I'm assuming these two concerts were recorded in their entirety. since I don't see recording only a few songs using this type of quality equipment. (in fact could be 3 shows since it doesn't state if these are MN or DS)
Has any of these shows been released official or unofficial? I don't have them and can't find and CD or CD-R info.
If not, then my other question is - why would FTD release "Soundboards" around this time period, if there are at least 2 shows that are recorded in optimum sound quality sitting on the shelf in the vault somewhere?

Here are the Tracks in question:
Disc 5 (70's Masters Box-Walk A Mile In My Shoes)

12) Never Been To Spain - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
13) You Gave Me A Mountain -2-16-72 Las Vegas
14) It's Over - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
15) A Big Hunk Of Love - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
16) It's Over - 2-17-72 Las Vegas
17) The Impossible Dream - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
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Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:14 pm

promiseland wrote:On CD 5 of the Walk A Mile In My Shoes (70's Box) there are 5 songs from Feb, 16th & 17th 1972 in Multi-Track sound. I'm assuming these two concerts were recorded in their entirety. since I don't see recording only a few songs using this type of quality equipment. (in fact could be 3 shows since it doesn't state if these are MN or DS)
Has any of these shows been released official or unofficial? I don't have them and can't find and CD or CD-R info.
If not, then my other question is - why would FTD release "Soundboards" around this time period, if there are at least 2 shows that are recorded in optimum sound quality sitting on the shelf in the vault somewhere?

Here are the Tracks in question:
Disc 5 (70's Masters Box-Walk A Mile In My Shoes)

12) Never Been To Spain - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
13) You Gave Me A Mountain -2-16-72 Las Vegas
14) It's Over - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
15) A Big Hunk Of Love - 2-16-72 Las Vegas
16) It's Over - 2-17-72 Las Vegas
17) The Impossible Dream - 2-16-72 Las Vegas


Definitely not recorded in their entirety. There is paperwork proving it.

We only have the Feb 17, 1972 MS on cdr..parts of this show also have been recorded professionally..

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:49 pm

Thanks Ciscoking.
Why would just 3 or4 tracks be recorded and not the whole show ? Especially "Big Hunk Of Love" which of course was recorded already in the 50's. Is the paperwork complete that proves this? Does it have any reasoning why these songs where chosen over the entire show? Just makes no sense> :smt017

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:11 pm

promiseland wrote:Thanks Ciscoking.
Why would just 3 or4 tracks be recorded and not the whole show ? Especially "Big Hunk Of Love" which of course was recorded already in the 50's. Is the paperwork complete that proves this? Does it have any reasoning why these songs where chosen over the entire show? Just makes no sense> :smt017


RCA was cheap and did not want to waste tape recording songs they did not intend to release. Songs such as Blue Suede Shoes and All Shook Up had already been put on prior live Vegas albums.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:46 pm

Mike C wrote:
promiseland wrote:Thanks Ciscoking.
Why would just 3 or4 tracks be recorded and not the whole show ? Especially "Big Hunk Of Love" which of course was recorded already in the 50's. Is the paperwork complete that proves this? Does it have any reasoning why these songs where chosen over the entire show? Just makes no sense> :smt017


RCA was cheap and did not want to waste tape recording songs they did not intend to release. Songs such as Blue Suede Shoes and All Shook Up had already been put on prior live Vegas albums.


They only recorded certain songs in their entirety in various shows...seems like they wanted to release perfect versions of the songs in question..songs like Trilogy, Never Been To Spain, Mountain, It`s Impossible..etc..new songs..from older songs they only recorded fragments..probably just for testing reasons..

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:39 pm

Thanks guys I got it now makes sense.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:19 pm

Too bad RCA didn't realize just what they would have in their hands if they had only recorded live more.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:41 pm

What about the 2/21/1972 Dinner Show?

Do we have this in any form in perfect quality with Elvis' speaking voice clear as day?

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:26 pm

The taping stopped Feb 17, 1972 MS as far as I can see.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:15 pm

Ciscoking, what about the "An American Trilogy" track from the Elvis Aron Presley boxset which reads a recording date of February 25, 1972 ?
Elvisconcerts.com doesn't list any show on February 25, 1972 and the Vegas engagement was over two days prior. It must be a wrongly dated recording, right ?

Even so, is the "Trilogy" recording part of a different date with RCA in Vegas or were they in fact in town that whole season and recorded much more than we are led to believe ?

The stories surrounding this season have never failed to amaze me. Very interesting.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:36 pm

According to Tunzi in Sessions 3 it is Feb 15, 1972 MS..and..it matches the paper work I have seen...
so thumbs up !

Parts of certain shows from Feb 14 to Feb 17 were recorded.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:40 pm

Thank you, Ciscoking. That answers many questions regarding that engagement for me.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:06 pm

Snuck wrote:Thank you, Ciscoking. That answers many questions regarding that engagement for me.


You`re welcome..when you have more questions re..the concert years recordings..you know the go to place.. :wink:

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:42 pm

The 15-02-72 Midnight concert was recorded completely in my opinion; they don't recorded a few songs and recorded Can't help fallin' in love as closing number. It's possible they recorded the full concerts and cut the interesting songs to the master reels.


colonel snow

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:54 pm

colonel snow wrote:The 15-02-72 Midnight concert was recorded completely in my opinion; they don't recorded a few songs and recorded Can't help fallin' in love as closing number. It's possible they recorded the full concerts and cut the interesting songs to the master reels.


colonel snow


4 songs plus intros were recorded partially. The rest we have.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Such a pity they didn't record Bridge Over Troubled Water, Polk Salad Annie and Until It's Time For You To Go. Some more performances of Proud Mary would have been nice too. I think the January/February 1972 season is great (not as good as the 1971 and April + June 1972 tours though). Elvis is in much better voice this season than he would be in August/September 1972.
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Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:29 pm

Yep,.... pity thy only recorded a selection of songs in full length,,,

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:40 am

Even if RCA/Sony have a mere 15/20 seconds of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Polk Salad Annie or Until It's Time For You To Go I'd love to hear it.

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:09 pm

Never been to Spain is different on LP Superstar outakes vol. 2 / CD From Burbank to Vegas vs version on 5 CD Walk a mile in my shoes and other Sony - FTD releases. The recording date is unknown for this moment. It's not 16-02-72 dinner or midnight.


colonel snow

Re: Multi-Tracks 2-16 & 2-17-72

Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:11 pm

The reason for these recordings was the scrapped "Standing Room Only" album, which was presumably cancelled due to the recording and release of the June 10th 1972 MSG evening performance.

As the later FTD release shows, the album was intended to be an half studio / half live compilation, in a similar style to TTWII (and like that album it could have also have been used to promote the "On Tour" documentary, as whilst not a soundtrack album as such, it did feature a number of songs that were included in the movie.)

RCA, therefore, were only interested in capturing 'new' material on tape, which is why recording stopped during oldies, and songs that had already appeared on recent releases.

I would guess that "Hound Dog" made the cut due to the new arrangement, and the same could be said for "Big Hunk", which at this point hadn't appeared on an official live album before. Similar logic would also apply to the "Little Sister / Get Back" medley, but as there were enough brand new recordings taped, none of the aforementioned oldies made the final cut.