April 10 1972 Richmond
|Title:||April 10 1972 Richmond - At The Richmond Coliseum|
|Label Number:||2018-03 A/B-2|
|Recording Type:||Live Recordings (Multitrack) & rehearsals|
|Location:||Richmond , Virginia & various locations|
|Date:||April 10 - 1972 , 8:30PM Show & and April-June, 1972|
CD1 - all tracks are stereo
|Sound Sample:||Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
|Concert:||See comments for "Carry Me Back To Old Virginia"|
Welcome to another spectacular 'Elvis On Tour’ release, brought to you by the Victrola label.
Our recent release 'Greensboro, April 14, '72’ was very well received, despite some reviewers failing to point out the fact that we presented a genuine, recently prepared, unreleased mix of the show as well as unreleased bits and pieces of the rehearsals on disc two.
The April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA concert was released several times by various labels. Only two releases stands out: original 1995 Vicky label CD 'Carry Me Back To Old Virginia’ - first ever release of this show in mono (incomplete) and 2008 Madison label CD 'Red Hot In Richmond’ - first release in original 1972 narrow stereo (complete).
The Richmond concert has never been available in professionally remixed quality - until now! For the first time, these are actual multitrack master recordings that have been used as a source for this show.
In 2013, the Richmond show was remixed in a renewed studio, using original 8- and 16-track tapes for anaudiovisual project which was never finished and so the new mix was stored back in the vaults of the record company.
Victrola obtained the original 2013 remix together with the Greensboro show and decided to release it due to its absolutely stunning sound quality. The Richmond show never sounded better!
Critics, predictably, will point out that this can’t be true because 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ is still incomplete and therefore Victrola can’t be having an original recording and mix of this show. Well, in fact we do have that. We also have the original 'On Tour’ paperwork from the vaults. Upon reading this paperwork it becomes clear that the 'On Tour’ shows were recorded in both 16-track and 8-track. The reason behind recording it on both 16-and 8-track is probably due to the fact that it was a) not just a regular concert recording but also the recording of a soundtrack for a movie and b) the 8-track could also be meant as a safety back-up, just in case something went wrong with the 16-track recording. The official paperwork also reveals that almost half of the Richmond show is in the Sony vaults on 16-track tapes, the other half is on 8-track tapes. It makes one wonder if some of the original 16-track tapes are missing or are in the hands of collectors or are perhaps stored in the MGM vaults?
The paperwork also proves that 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not (!) recorded other than only a very small snippet of the beginning of the song. 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ from the Richmond show is listed in the official paperwork as being 'Film Company Number: 51’.
The paperwork then reads:'One (1) 8track copy of original recording (overlaps and songs missing)’. Then there are handwritten notes, also from the vaults, of someone writing down about what is on the 'On Tour’ tapes. The writer notes about 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ of the Richmond show: 'brief’. In other words: short / incomplete.
So there you have it: some of the 'On Tour’ recordings in the Sony vaults are incomplete and 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ was not recorded in full and is therefore missing from the tape.
Obviously the 'main course’ of our release is the spectacular sounding Richmond concert on disc one, with the incomplete 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, but fortunately only the start of the song is missing. We have added a second disc with 'an overview’ of 'Elvis On Tour’, featuring songs recorded during the March 1972 studio rehearsal sessions in Hollywood, CA and livesongs from April 9th, 1972 in Hampton Roads, VA ES and April 18th, 1972 in San Antonio, TX in glorious stereo. We have also added two great monaural tracks from the April 5th 1972, Buffalo rehearsal.
This disc starts with the (little bit naughty) March 30, 1972 take 2 rehearsal of 'Burning Love’. This time in better sound then before. We all know that when Elvis starts changing lyrics and laughing, he is in a great mood. Through several interesting rehearsals we come to a collection of songs from above mentioned shows recorded for 'On Tour’.
All these tracks are taken from the original tapes and latest, unreleased, mixes from the vaults.
Your special attention is requested for the great sound on the recordings of San Antonio, TX, April 18, 1972!
As a very pleasant and special feature, we have added 8 tracks recorded during Elvis concerts in Madison Square Garden on June 10th, 1972. All these recordings do come in a different mix, prepared back in 1972 by RCA in Japan. This mix is very rare and hardly ever heard. It features some instruments much more prominent such as the organ and Glen D. Hardin on piano along with some errors (feedbacks) which were later repaired in the studio. The sound is fantastic and we feel that the recording of 'The Impossible Dream’ shines more than ever before.
We sincerely hope you will enjoy this second Victrola release, featuring material from 'Elvis On Tour’ and recognize the fact that we are bringing you this material in the best quality possible.
All tracks were taken from original sources and digitally restored and remastered in a renewed studio for your listening pleasure.