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Looked Into The Wings

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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The second EP Collector CD is entitled Looked Into The Wings and contains Elvis’ show from the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI. on October 21st 1976.

This October tour was another good one, after several problematic tours in the Summer. Elvis lost some 10-12 kilos and he was able to wear his jumpsuits from 1974 again. He looked much healthier and he was in good mood and in solid voice.

This label has released Elvis’ last Kalamazoo concert from April 26th 1977 in 2017. Now they have decided to release its prequel. They had a complete, original tape of this show in their vaults since the late ’90s, but they considered it not so good fora release because Elvis was distant and there’s a wild audience reaction that’s a bit too prominent. Now, a new tape has surfaced of much better sound. Unfortunately, the new tape was incomplete and the middle part was repaired using the old source.

The playlist is rather typical for an Autumn ’76 show. Among the concert highlights there are Help Me, And I Love You So, America (The Beautiful), Love Letters, Hurt and Blue Christmas.

This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak. Since there were no suitable photographs from the Kalamazoo performance, all images used for this project were taken in Cleveland, Ohio just two days later on the 23rd where Elvis wore the same ‘King of Spades’ jumpsuit.

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) / CC Rider / Medley: I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / Jailhouse Rock / Help Me / All Shook Up / Medley: Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Fever / America (The Beautiful) / Band Introductions / Early Mornin’ Rain / What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Blues – Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (Tony Brown) / Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt (with reprise) / Hound Dog / Blue Christmas / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp & Announcements.

Note: The EP Collector label is planning a special double CD called Black Tornado with newly found original tapes of Elvis’ concerts in Cleveland, OH. on November 6th 1971 (afternoon and evening), which were never before available in good sound. So stay tuned!

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The First Time Ever I Lay With You

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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The first EP Collector CD in 2018 is entitled The First Time Ever I Lay With You and contains Elvis show recorded at the Sports Arena, San Diego, CA. on April 24th 1976.

Now, when the majority of Elvis import labels are only re-releasing old stuff in new packages, the EP Collector label is coming with another surprise! This afternoon show is previously unreleased and moreover, it is a completely new show for Elvis fans – never before in circulation, in any form!

Elvis April ’76 tour was rated as very good one, with longer shows and variable set list. Unlike later that year, when Elvis ended his concerts quickly after introductions of his band, here he gave no less than 9 songs after the School Day orchestra solo. Elvis’ drummer Ronnie Tutt was back in band and pianist Shane Kiester was replaced by Tony Brown.

Among the concert highlights there are Tryin’ To Get To You, America (The Beautiful), Hurt, Burning Love and How Great Thou Art. One song stands out; A rare, heartfelt (complete) performance of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. This song was believed to be performed just three times in 1976!!

This concert was taken from a recently-found, first-generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. It’s packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in San Diego on the night of the show.

If you have enjoyed the other April ’76 EP Collector release The Beat Is Back, then you are sure to enjoy our latest release, too.

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) / CC Rider / Medley: I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Medley: Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Tryin’ To Get To You / America (The Beautiful) /Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / What’d I Say / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Blues – Jerry Scheff) / Piano Solo (Tony Brown) / Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) / School Day / Hurt / And I Love You So / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Burning Love / How Great Thou Art / Funny How Time Slips Away (with false start and reprise) / Little Darlin’ / It’s Now Or Never / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

 

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