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The Man From Memphis

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Title: The Man From Memphis
Label: Straight Arrow
Label Number: SA/SP 2015-33 A/B-02
Release Date: 2015
Recording Type: Live Audience Recording
Location: CD 1: Lake Tahoe / Nevada, Sahara Tahoe Hotel
CD 2: Portland / Oregon, Memorial Coliseum
Date: CD 1: May 13  - 1973, 3 AM Show
CD 2: November 26 - 1976, ES
Sound: Excellent / Very Good !
Track Listing:
  CD 1: May 13  - 1973        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:13
02 C. C. Rider   02:55
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   03:39
04 Help Me Make It Through The Night   02:25
05 Steamroller Blues   02:51
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:19
07 Love Me   01:29
08 Blue Suede Shoes   00:58
09 Rock Medley*   02:34
10 My Way   03:45
11 Hound Dog   01:09
12 What Now My Love   02:55
13 Suspicious Minds   03:43
14 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   01:18
15 I'll Remember You / Alfie / I'll Remember You   02:44
16 I Can't Stop Loving You   02:18
17 Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise)   05:49
18 Funny How Time Slips Away   02:53
19 It's Over   01:58
20Release Me   00:35
21Faded Love   02:23
22Can't Help Falling In Love   01:32
23Closing Vamp   00:29
24Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:21
25 Closing Vamp / Announcement   01:15
           
           
  CD 2: November 26 - 1976        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   00:35
02 C.C. Rider   04:56
03 I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen   08:45
04 Love Me   02:35
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   02:55
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:36
07 Jailhouse Rock   02:10
08 It's Now Or Never   02:46
09 All Shook Up   01:03
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   02:30
11 And I Love You So   03:18
12 Fever   03:18
13 America   02:10
14 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   03:12
15 Early Mornin' Rain   01:03
16 What'd I Say   00:52
17 Johnny B. Goode   00:55
18 Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt)   01:58
19 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)   01:37
20 Piano Solo (Tony Brown)   01:07
21 Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)   01:12
22 Love Letters   03:07
23 School Days   01:01
24 Hurt   02:07
25 Hound Dog   01:53
26 Danny Boy (by Sherill Nielsen)   02:45
27 Walk With Me (by Sherill Nielsen)   02:29
28 Funny How Times Slip Away   03:30
29 Hawaiian Wedding Song   03:36
30 Blue Christmas   02:06
31 That's All Right   02:08
32 Can't help Falling In Love   01:44
33 Closing Vamp       00:33
           
           
         
Notes: * Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance / Shake Rattle & Roll / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Press note:
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 they deserve.

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 vamp.

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)


 

Sample Sound: Funny How Time Slips Away (May 13 - 1973)


If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (November 26 - 1976)
Concert: See "The Man In White Vol. 4" for the May 13  - 1973 show and "Last Time In Portland" for the November 26 - 1976 show.