Elvis On CD │ FTD CDs
|Title:||Elvis "stage rehearsal"|
|Label:||Follow That Dream (FTD)|
|Catalog number:||506020-975026 , Sony Music Entertainment|
|Matrix:||d:cencia 506020-975026 A0101797765-0101 15 IFPI L555|
|Location::||Las Vegas/Nevada, International Hotel (Hilton Hotel)|
|Date:||1970 / 1972 / 1973|
Tracks 1 - 12 recorded August 10, 1970, International Hotel, on a 16-track tape
Track 13 recorded August 2, 1972, Hilton Hotel, through the micorphone of a portabel cassette recorder.
Track 14 - 17 recorded August 3, 1972, Hilton Hotel, through the micorphone of a portabel cassette recorder.
Track 18 recorded January 25, 1973, Hilton Hotel, through the micorphone of a portabel cassette recorder.
About this release: |
The REAL DELIGHT of this release is that the ever-dependable audio engineer Vic Anesini (The Complete Masters, Close Up, The Wonder Of You) has worked his audio magic in remixing and re-mastering the RCA multi-track tapes. They sound fantastic.
The later Bonus Songs - sadly only of cassette quality - are also a fabulous addition to any fan's collection.
The REAL DISSAPOINTMENT of this release is that the brief given to Vic Anesini was to repair and re-edit the 1970 rehearsals to give them a "more professional" feel.
While this includes fixing the missing intros, it has also meant fading-down Elvis' off-beat comments or in some instances even editing out Elvis' rehearsal comments completely! Plus the crazy idea of splicing two very enjoyable rough "Polk Salad Annie" rehearsals together to create one smoother, not-so-crazy, version! The final terrible mistake is the addition of audience applause to two songs. After all, removing the audience reaction from an on-stage performance would ruin a live recording so why add audience applause to a rehearsal release? It also destroys the required ambience. © Piers Beagley - EIN - elvisinfonet.com