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Found this on the Essential Elvis site:

Rippin’ It In Cincinnati

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The second 2018 release from Straight Arrow is entitled Rippin’ It In Cincinnati from March 21st 1976 (2:30pm show).

It was the 1st tour of 1976 and some of Elvis’ key musicians were replaced. Unexpectedly, the result was a surprisingly fresh sound, with keyboards and drums prominent. During this rather short tour, Elvis performed 8 solid and entertaining shows in 4 cities.

The Cincinnati show is previously unreleased. Once again, this show was not available in acceptable sound thus far. The only existing tape in circulation was in poor quality. This was the show where Elvis ripped the seat of his blue Bicentennial suit during Polk Salad Annie, and finished the show dressed in the Rainfall suit. It is one of the very few shows where Elvis left the stage for awhile (another example is Baltimore, May 29, 1977, released on our 2xCD Breakdown In Baltimore).

This recording has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super-fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too!

Tracklisting…

Introduction / Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / Let Me Be There / You Gave Me A Mountain / Steamroller Blues / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / Polk Salad Annie – Elvis leaves the stage to change the jumpsuit / Introductions Of Singers, Musicians And Orchestra (by JD Sumner) / What’d I Say (James Burton, instrumental) / Drum Solo (Larry Londin) / Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) / Elvis returns / Piano Solo (Shane Keister) / Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) / School Day / And I Love You So / Hurt (with reprise) / Burning Love / America The Beautiful / Funny How Time Slips Away / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Announcements.

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The first Straight Arrow release in 2018 is entitled Philadelphia Freedom and contains the June 28th 1976 show at the Spectrum.

It’s the summer of 1976, and America is celebrating its bicentennial. What could be more patriotic than seeing America’s greatest entertainer in the city where the countries’ Declaration of Independence was formed and signed? The Straight Arrow team has been looking for a recording of this particular concert for a long time… and they finally succeeded.

Compared with July and August 1976 concerts, performances in June were of a much better standard and the Philadelphia concert is no exception. Elvis did a fine show that night. The Philadelphia show is previously unreleased. Until now, this show was not available in acceptable sound, and the only existing tape was in horrible quality. This release has been taken directly from a previously unreleased, original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by an Elvis fan from Pennsylvania.

This release is presented in a deluxe six-panel digipak with a collection of photos taken during the concert. There’s also some interesting liner notes written by the fan who taped the show.

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Part of pre-program: Gonna Fly Now (theme from Rocky – by Joe Guercio & The Hot Hilton Horns) / Black Sunday (by The Sweet Inspirations) / If You Leave Me Now (by Sweet Inspirations). The Elvis Presley show: Introduction / Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful / Introductions Of Singers, Musicians And Orchestra / Early Mornin’ Rain / What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt – incomplete) / Bass Solo (Blues – Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (Tony Brown) / Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt #1 / Hurt #2 / Hound Dog / Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Announcements.

(The pre-program was taped in Philadelphia, PA, May 28th, 1977 by the same guy who recorded the 1976 show. Straight Arrow planned to release the May 28th, 1977 show too, but another label released it recently from another tape source.)


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Oh wow . . . I may have to get the Philly show.


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those look good. Definetly gonna get them


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I found this as well:

The 3rd CD in this Straight Arrow batch, and some might say, the best is a great sounding show from 1971.

Straight Arrow is very pleased to bring you this rare concert recording from Elvis’ Summer 1971 festival. It is always a delight to find new, fresh tapes from this year, and from this particular season — especially when it’s in very good sound quality. This is an excellent recording from the August 28th dinner show.

Elvis’ previous engagement there had shown signs of his high performing standard slipping, but here he sounds like he’s back on track again. Late August shows are tight, no-nonsense affairs with Presley in good voice and in strong form. He performs with focus and professionalism, and he sings a fantastic variety of music.

The Las Vegas, August 28th, 1971, dinner show is previously unreleased. The only existing tape/CD-R in circulation is of very poor quality. Our release has been taken directly from a recently obtained first generation copy of an original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by an Elvis fan from France, Marie Chantal Rivière, who also taped other August 1971 Las Vegas shows. SA has released Marie Chantal Rivière’s recordings of the August 27th & 29th dinner and midnight concerts on the 2xCD Solid As Rock and Last Stint At The International. If you like those releases, you cannot go wrong with He’s The One In ‘71.

This release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in August 1971 and press reviews.

Tracklistings…

Orchestra Intro / Introduction / Also Sprach Zarathustra / That’s All Right / I Got A Woman / Proud Mary / Sweet Caroline / Polk Salad Annie / Instrumental Intermezzo / Elvis Talks / Johnny B. Goode / It’s Impossible / Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Suspicious Minds / Introductions Of Singers, Musicians & Orchestra / I’m Leavin’ / Introduction Of Ed Parker / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Announcements.
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Well.. seems i gotta get another one then! :D


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:D ah this is good news 3 clear sounding well recorded shows from SA- great something to look forward to in February¬! :D


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Sound samples?



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Damn it. I have no choice. All 3 must be bought.



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paulsweeney on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:04 pm wrote:Damn it. I have no choice. All 3 must be bought.
Yes...and yes..and yes..


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If you collect Elvis Presley concert audience tapes, the Straight Arrow label is top of the the class.

That said ... Rippin’ It In Cincinnati?

Did they actually capture that on tape?

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:wink: Yes¬! :wink: :roll:


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Unfortunately, even Straight Arrow cannot correctly spell Larrie Londin's name.

I love this label but it's hard to get exited about two 1976 audience recordings.


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I have Philly '76 in great sound so if this is comparable it's worth getting.
Thankfully they used the best available picture from that show, well done SA.

Did anyone notice the first ever release of the following Elvis Presley show opening music segment?
Look forward to that!

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Rob wrote:Unfortunately, even Straight Arrow cannot correctly spell Larrie Londin's name.

I love this label but it's hard to get exited about two 1976 audience recordings.
It’s like in the 80s collecting all those audience cassette tapes. When you get one that’s not released you kinda get excited. Call me crazy.

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Exactly, Paul. It was so exciting to get a box of tapes in the mail.


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This recording has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super-fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too!

Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show That would be good??? if they have also



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Well I guess I'll pick up the Philly 76 show now that they are Superbowl champs! WOO

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drjohncarpenter on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 pm wrote:If you collect Elvis Presley concert audience tapes, the Straight Arrow label is top of the the class.

That said ... Rippin’ It In Cincinnati?

Did they actually capture that on tape?

:shock:
there is a PA of this show

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skabillyrebels on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:20 am wrote:This recording has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super-fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too!

Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show That would be good??? if they have also
That's been released about 5 times already hasn't it??!?



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Any sound samples or not?!




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Tony.. on Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:05 am wrote:
skabillyrebels on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:20 am wrote:This recording has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super-fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too!

Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show That would be good??? if they have also
That's been released about 5 times already hasn't it??!?
nope only this PA



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Tony.. on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:05 am wrote:
skabillyrebels on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:20 am wrote:This recording has been taken directly from a first generation copy of a previously unreleased original audience-recorded cassette. This concert was recorded by Elvis super-fan John Herman, who also taped the legendary Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show, widely released by bootleggers and by the official FTD label.

As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak with collection of photos taken in Cincinnati and local press reviews. A couple of unpublished John Herman snapshots were added, too!

Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show That would be good??? if they have also
That's been released about 5 times already hasn't it??!?
yes the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve show has but in my opinion not in good enough sound



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fragance on Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:58 am wrote:
drjohncarpenter on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 pm wrote:If you collect Elvis Presley concert audience tapes, the Straight Arrow label is top of the the class.

That said ... Rippin’ It In Cincinnati?

Did they actually capture that on tape?

:shock:
there is a PA of this show

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Clearly, Elvis wasn't at all shy about Rippin’ It In Cincinnati ...


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drjohncarpenter on Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:22 pm wrote:
fragance on Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:58 am wrote:
drjohncarpenter on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 pm wrote:If you collect Elvis Presley concert audience tapes, the Straight Arrow label is top of the the class.

That said ... Rippin’ It In Cincinnati?

Did they actually capture that on tape?

:shock:
there is a PA of this show

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Clearly, Elvis wasn't at all shy about Rippin’ It In Cincinnati ...
And it looks like he's really trying too!!! smt174
Sorry couldn't resist... that's one of those "write a caption" photos...




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drjohncarpenter wrote:Clearly, Elvis wasn't at all shy about Rippin’ It In Cincinnati ...
I did not want to laugh...but could not help myself...dam you :wink: