||* Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama
Can't Dance / Shake Rattle & Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
The 6th and last volume of Straight Arrow's „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTERTAPES“
series - a double-digipak CD release, called "THE MAN FROM MEMPHIS", featuring
the May 13th 3am 1973 and Portland, November 26th, 1976 shows.
Every great story have its beginning and the end. With this special release, we
conclude our „Rick Rennie recordings“ series. We are delighted with the good
feedback and excellent reviews that this series has received thus far. And it
has been a pleasure to give Rick's recordings new life, attention and care that
Technically, Lake Tahoe show is one of Rick's finest recordings. Yes we are
aware that FTD label released a soundboard of this highly unusual concert back
in 2003, but we feel that this tape is very much listenable and definitely more
atmospheric, compared with rather sterile soundboard that they put out.
Additionally, Rick's recording captured moments from this show that are not on
the soundboard, including the reprise of the 2001 Theme and the second Closing
The Portland '76 show was the last one captured by Rick. A lot had happened in
the three years between the shows on this release, but the Portland concert is
actually a pretty decent one for the time. Elvis had lost some weight since the
previous tour, he was in good voice, and he seemed a little more upbeat at these
shows, though he still looked tired in photos.
Without guys like Rick Rennie, we would be missing many interesting pieces of
the Elvis story. Rick had the foresight to capture the excitement of Elvis in
concert, and his body of work deserves a place in the collection of every
serious Elvis scholar.
As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak
edition is limited to 500 copies. If you have enjoyed previous five volumes of
the „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTER TAPES“ series, you cannot go wrong with our
"MAN FROM MEMPHIS" set! (July 2015)