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Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:23 am

And the sound is fantastic and in stereo to why was it don’t released in this why on the FTD ?
The sound is like it was recorded yesterday.
Someone have done a good job with this concert …
Take Care
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Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:27 am

elvisalex wrote:And the sound is fantastic and in stereo to why was it don’t released in this why on the FTD ?
The sound is like it was recorded yesterday.
Someone have done a good job with this concert …
Take Care
8)


is it from the PA label?

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:59 am

Don’t know no cover to this one …
This was not recorded 100 years ago .so it was rec in stereo so why don’t released the show in stereo (FTD)

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:16 am

elvisalex wrote:Don’t know no cover to this one …
This was not recorded 100 years ago .so it was rec in stereo so why don’t released the show in stereo (FTD)


i don't know, i also got my hand on a stereo version re-released by the PA label. Its kind of binaural with david briggs on the right channel and the rest on the left

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:41 am

"High Voltage!" by Audionics is in stereo, mixed down from a binaural source.
That's the version I listen to when I want to hear this concert. I have no idea why FTD decided to release it in mono.

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http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cds/highvoltage.htm

EDIT: "Mastered by Lene Reidel" <-- Now that explains a lot... :x

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:41 pm

JimmyCool wrote:"High Voltage!" by Audionics is in stereo, mixed down from a binaural source.
That's the version I listen to when I want to hear this concert. I have no idea why FTD decided to release it in mono.

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http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cds/highvoltage.htm

EDIT: "Mastered by Lene Reidel" <-- Now that explains a lot... :x


Probably so people would buy it again as it is 'different' to the bootleg release.

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:48 pm

The original is still the goto for me...

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Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:50 pm

The import below has the best sound available for the Birmingham show.

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Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Here's Henryk's Review Comparison Of The 3 Bootlegs Posted A Couple Of Years Ago ...


Burning In Birmingham vs High Voltage vs First Time Birmingham
by Henryk






Burning In Birmingham (2001) [December 29, 1976 Birmingham, AL]


a nearly complete (see below) soundboard recording of good quality (in mono);
26 tracks in total, with the opening theme ("Also Sprach Zarathustra") missing;
the closing vamp is incomplete (see below);
due to a damaged master tape track #07 ("O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never") is incomplete (approx. 15 seconds are missing) (see below);
the artwork/design is very good, with an 8-page booklet featuring photography from the Birmingham show plus excerpts from Emmett Weaver's review of the concert which appeared in Post-Herald on December 30, 1976.

Running time: 72 min. 03 sec.








High Voltage! Birmingham '76 Revisited (Audionics/2001)

[December 29, 1976 Birmingham, AL]
a more complete (see below) soundboard recording of good quality (in stereo, mixed down from a binaural source);
32 tracks in total, with the last two being bonus tracks (binaural versions of "You Gave Me A Mountain" and "Unchained Melody");
the opening theme ("Also Sprach Zarathustra") is no longer missing;
the closing theme is still incomplete (however, it runs approx. 10 second longer than on "Burning In Birmingham before it fades out) (see below);
due to a damaged master tape track #08 ("O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never") is incomplete (but less than 10 seconds are missing) (see below);
the artwork/design is very stylish, the 16-page booklet features many photographs taken during the Birmingham show, with the front cover one being retouched (to a 'mixed-feelings' effect), the pictures are accompanied by informative liner notes, December 1976 tour information, technical information, and a little tribute to the original release of the concert ("Burning In Birmingham), the picture disc brings forward a very unusual shot of Elvis on stage (see the scan).

Running time: 79 min. 34 sec.
The Show: 73 min. 28 sec.
The Bonus Tracks: 6 min. 06 sec.






First Time Birmingham (Forum Records) [December 29, 1976 Birmingham, AL]


a nearly complete soundboard recording (in mono) of very good audio quality;
the best sounding version of the concert released to date;
31 tracks in total, with the missing tracks taken from other shows (see below) to give the Birmingham performance a feeling of completeness;
"Also Sprach Zarathustra," the missing part of "It's Now Or Never," and the introduction of J.D. Sumner and The Stamps are all taken from the December 28, 1976 concert in Dallas, TX;
"It's Now Or Never" has been repaired so seamlessly that it's almost impossible to tell the track is edited;
the distorted ending of "Hound Dog" has been replaced with part of the October 14, 1976 Chicago, IL performance of the song;
"Closing Vamp" fades out after a minute and ten seconds (just like it does on "Burning In Birmingham");
the artwork/design is first-class; the photographs used were all taken in Birmingham; the 12-page booklet also features an essay describing the show, two December 1976 press reviews of the concert (published by Birmingham Post-Herald and Birmingham News) plus detailed track, musician and technical info.

Running time: 73 min. 55 sec.


General comments:
the Birmingham concert is widely considered one of the best shows of the late '70s;
Elvis is in great voice and very passionate about his performance as if he wanted to impress not only the audience (18,400 people) but also his new 20-year-old girlfriend, Ginger Alden;
"Early Mornin' Rain" is a rare complete rendition of the song (all four verses are sung);
"For The Good Times" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" are the final live performances of the these songs, with the latter dedicated to Ginger;
both the piano and the electric clavinet are the predominant instruments due to the binaural character of the original tape;
there are many distortions audible throughout the show being the result of the far from perfect condition of the source tape;
the concert was also released on "F1rst Time In Birmingham" (Forum Records) and "Showtime!" (FTD).



Here's an odd snapshot of Elvis on stage that night.....


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Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks for posting that TCB-FAN... Be interested to know the source for the First Time Birmingham (Forum Records) release...

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:22 pm

Stereo or mono - it doesn't matter to me. I have probably only played this concert once all the way through.

Re: Just get a cd-r copy of the December 29 -76

Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:18 pm

midnightx wrote:Stereo or mono - it doesn't matter to me. I have probably only played this concert once all the way through.


Ditto. These late '76 shows are overrated. Good for the era, but that's about it.