THE CBS CONCERT RECORDINGS
The complete soundtrack of CBS special, two concert performances - one from June
19,1977 in Omaha, and the second concert from June 21, 1977 in Rapid City.
These two concerts are now available in a deluxe 2-CD set with almost 60
historical tracks. Also included is A beautiful 16-page booklet stuffed with
extensive liner notes and relevant photos.
Especially for the Elvis Collectors we include numbered 100% genuine
reproductions of the original tickets of both concerts. This is limited to 555
Hear Elvis at the piano and many songs performed for the very last time on stage.
With the last and arguably best-performed version of “How Great thou art” and
the last versions of “Are you lonesome tonight”, the powerful “Trying To Get To
You” and the unusual “Hawaiian Wedding Song”.
With this release it is obvious whatever may have been wrong, Elvis' unique
voice never failed him!
In the spring of 1977 CBS-TV expressed an interest in creating a program
covering the Elvis Presley Show. After much pre-planning, producers Gary Smith
and Dwight Hemion chose the cities of Omaha and Rapid City on the June tour for
their primary videotaping locations.
Elvis did not do so well in Omaha, but gave everything he had in Rapid City.
The Monday, October 3, 1977 broadcast, aired about six weeks after Elvis'
unexpected death, used most of the second show in their edit.
The RCA soundtrack “ELVIS IN CONCERT” reached *Billboard* U.S. #3 shortly after
The program would be rerun just once, on Sunday, May 7, 1978, and has never been
issued on VHS or DVD.
The Gravelroad team started this project back in 2010 but with the release of
“TFC box” it seemed to be a cancelled project. To our surprise their sound
didn't match the results we already achieved on these two concerts.
From the various fans that heard the progress samples we've received requests
to, please finish it. Thanks to new technical possibilities we could solve
certain recording issues that were impossible to solve just a few years ago.
As some insiders already said, this is the best sounding release of these
concerts to date! Of course we can say many things, we rather let you be the
judge of that!