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14 years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a
slightly more complete version of Elvis Presley's San Francisco November
28th, 1976 show, as taken from the mixing desk. Elvis first played San
Francisco on October 26th, 1957, two shows on one day, near the very end
of his final fifties tour. He would not return to the legendary "City by
the Bay" until almost exactly 13 years later, on November 13th, 1970, at
the legendary Cow Palace.
Presley made his final two appearances in the same building on November
28 and 29, 1976. Unlike most tour shows earlier in the year, Elvis was
in fine form, and the shows were well received by the San Francisco
For the SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES reissue, Audionics worked directly with
a first generation, DAT copy of the original soundboard tape and made
some improvements to the audio. It was a painstaking process of
repairing and enhancing the original binaural recording, and then the
sound was mixed down to genuine stereo.
Originally, the left channel consisted of all vocals and nearly all the
instruments, while the right channel featured only piano (Tony Brown)
and rhythm guitar (John Wilkinson). To give the listener an idea of how
this sounded, four digitally-restored, binaural bonus tracks are
included. Unfortunately, the original tape ends during "Hound Dog"
(previously unreleased), missing the show's closing tracks "Hawaiian
Wedding Song", "Blue Christmas", "That's All Right" and "Can't Help
Falling In Love".
SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled
with photographs taken during the November 28th Cow Palace concert.
Here's your chance to listen to SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES - for the first
time as complete as originally recorded.