Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:25 am
lvs4evr wrote:i know that this has probably come up here before but i have bin wondering if many of you believe that the 76 pitts show was taped on soundboard ...
A Witness To Concert Recordings
by The Crazy Canuck
The story begins on October 21st, 1976 at the Kalamazoo, Mi. Wings Stadium where I was seated first row on the side of the stage ( opposite side to back-up singers ) right behind the mixing board. Before Elvis made his appearance on stage that night I noticed a huge "open trunk" beside the sound engineers, this trunk in a standing position contained a big REEL TO REEL PORTABLE RECORDER with two sixteen inches reels ( approximate size ).
While J.D. Sumner and the Stamps and The Sweet Inspirations were entertaining the crowd the reel to reel tape recorder was in a stand-by position, but when the first notes of the 2001 theme hit the Wings Stadium then you could clearly see that the tapes were rolling, which went on until Elvis left the building some sixty-five minutes later. Moreover after they recorded the Kalamazoo concert we were able to notice that they did not use ALL THE TAPE on the main reel, indeed we could easily presume that more than one concert might be recorded on a full reel at that time. The same set-up was in use the two following nights in Champaign,Illinois and Cleveland, Ohio and further can be extended to the great New Years Eve' s concert in Pittsburgh, Pa. on December 31st, 1976.
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Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:27 am
Anyone know who's the guy who taped it from the audience[the source FTD used]. also any details on who the guy is that filmed the up close footage,
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:32 am
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Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:31 pm
TCB-FAN wrote:The real issue now is for Ernst to locate the individual with the soundboard reel and pay the guy an xxx amount of dollars for it.
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:37 pm
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Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:54 pm
midnightx wrote:Doesn't Tunzi claim to have soundboard reel of the show? Or is it just a reel to reel audience recording? I recall him discussing it in an interiew on WWElvis a few years back -- the interview is no longer posted on the website.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:18 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:It's the same deal as those who seem desperate for a soundboard of 06-26-1977 -- the audience tape is actually the best way to revisit the gig.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:11 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:midnightx wrote:Doesn't Tunzi claim to have soundboard reel of the show? Or is it just a reel to reel audience recording? I recall him discussing it in an interiew on WWElvis a few years back -- the interview is no longer posted on the website.
My understanding is Joe was actually referring to an alternate audience recording of the show.
The famous version was taped by super fan John Herman, and used on the FTD release.
The alternate has also made it out to collectors, taped by another super fan.
The excitement over a 12-31-76 soundboard is kind of silly.
Unless the dynamic Herman audience recording can be skillfully mixed with the in-line source, it will be second-best.
The audience really makes the show come alive -- photographer Bob Heis in particular, is quite audible, and hilarious.
"You're the best in the world, Elvis!"
It's the same deal as those who seem desperate for a soundboard of 06-26-1977 -- the audience tape is actually the best way to revisit the gig.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:13 am
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:08 am
I'd like to introduce you o the members of my group."
HEIS: "Who cares!"
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:18 am
DJL wrote:Now you have solved that mystery.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:20 am
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:38 am
elvisbot wrote:Back in the late 1990's, i spoke with a fellow collector on the phone who is well known to most Elvis fans on this board (no, it's not Larry Patrick or Paul Lichter!). Believe me, this guys info could be trusted.
He had told me that Fort Baxter's label would be releasing NEW YEAR'S EVE '76 on CD and it was a soundboard recording. When i phoned him several months later to find out the status of this release, he told me that Fort Baxter was only able to locate the first half of the concert. Rather than release only half a show, they would be postponing the CD until they could locate the other half. Obviously, that never happened because the CD doesn't exist.
so, at one time, at least the first half of the show existed on a soundboard recording.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:40 am
ekenee wrote:New years 76 is the December 31, 1975 show, not the one in Pittsburgh.
The new Year celebrated in Pittsburgh is 1977.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:10 am
Actually, elvisjock is following up on the post where I identify Heis.
Subsequent quotes that you see are from the show and are all by Bob.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:13 am
DJL wrote:But I did not know that Bob was the guy who said "Who cares?"
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:21 am
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:03 am
DJL wrote:Do you know if this was Heis' personality in general or do you think he was having a few drinks for the new year?
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