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Holding Down The Fort - The Elvis Presley Show

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 Title:   The Elvis Presley Show - Holding Down The Fort 
 Label:   Madison 
 Catalog Number:   CWP 15 
  Release Date:  2006 
  Recording Type:  Live Soundboard Recording 
 Location:  Fort Worth, Texas - Tarrant County Convention Center 
 Date:  June 3, 1976 - Evening Show 
 Sound:  Soundboard 
  Track listing: 
  CD 1:        
01 Joe Guercio Introduction / Theme from S.W.A.T. / Love Me Tender   02:43
02 Stamps Introductions / Your First Day In Heaven   01:33
03 You'll Never Walk Alone   02:52
04 Operator   02:53
05 When The Saints Go Marching In   02:58
06 The Inspirations Introductions / Philadelphia Freedom   03:40
07 Lady Marmelade   03:15
08 Introduction Of Musicians   02:26
09 Stevie Wonder Medley   07:40
  CD 2:        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   00:45
02 C.C. Rider   04:40
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   07:39
04 Love Me   02:34
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   03:21
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:22
07 All Shook Up   01:06
08 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   01:58
09 Heartbreak Hotel   01:52
10 Help Me   02:38
11 Jailhouse Rock   01:36
12 Fever   03:11
13 Polk Salad Annie   03:51
14 Introductions by Elvis   03:07
15 Early Morning Rain (by John Wilkinson)   01:02
16 What'd I Say (by James Burton)   00:57
17 Johnny B. Goode (by James Burton)   00:54
18 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)   01:27
19 Bass Solo (by Jerry Scheff)   01:36
20 Piano Solo (by Tony Brown)   01:17
21 Electric Piano Solo (by David Briggs)   01:00
22 Love Letters   02:43
23 Introductions by Elvis   00:25
24 School Days (Hail Hail Rock 'n' ´Roll)   01:18
25 "Happy Birthday" to Bruce Jackson   00:26
26 Hurt   01:53
27 Hurt (full reprise)   01:57
28 Hound Dog   02:59
29 Funny How Time Slips Away   04:36
30 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:42
31 Closing Vamp and Announcement   02:26
32 Jailhouse Rock (incomplete)   00:52
33 Hound Dog (incomplete)   00:22
 Notes:   The soundboard is not complete !

Tracks 11, 28-31 recorded on July 3, 1976
Tracks 32 & 33 are bonus tracks.

Press note:
The Madison label will soon release a double CD set titled " The Elvis Presley Show - Holding Down The Fort, " featuring the much-heralded Fort Worth, Texas concert from June 3, 1976. About five years ago Madison issued portions of this show, unfortunately far from complete and in lesser sound quality. However, this 2006 collection will be taken from a first generation soundboard recording in excellent sound quality. The recording is not without any flaws as there are quite a few feedbacks during '' C. C. Rider '', a tape stretch at the end of side A damaged "Jailhouse Rock," and the recording of "Hound Dog" was stopped early on. These have been replaced by the same tunes done just one month later in the same building. However, the incomplete June performances are included as a bonus for the "soundboard collector" in all of us. And the packaging will include a 16 page, illustrated booklet with relevant text. But there's more!

For the first time, this " 30th Anniversary Edition " will feature all the music from the " pre-show, " with Joe Guercio and the Hot Hilton Horns, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, and The Sweet Inspirations. All these performances will be as presented that night in Fort Worth. Highlights from the first CD include " When The Saints Go Marching In " and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the Stamps, and the Sweet Inspirations energetic vocals on " Philadelphia Freedom, " " Lady Marmalade " and a medley of Stevie Wonder hits. The stand up comedian Jackie Kahane's set was not recorded and will not appear on this release.

Elvis' concert itself will feature all the tracks previously released on Madison's Cajun Tornado, but this time in much better sound quality from the first generation soundboard recording and in unbroken running order. Some of the previously unreleased performances will include " If You Love Me (Let Me Know), " " Heartbreak Hotel, " " Help Me " and many more. Don't miss the dynamic 1976 return of The Elvis Presley Show to Cowtown!!! (September 2009)


 Sound Sample:   Polk Salad Annie  
 Concert:   Another solid but typical show with no surprises. The band introductions were very extended now to give Elvis the rest he needed to recover from his fast numbers . (Ciscoking)