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The First Time Ever I Lay With You


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.


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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