Three panel fold-out digipak
This is Straight Arrow's very first release from Elvis' June/July 1974 tour and
the Providence concert is easily one of the best of the tour!
The Straight Arrow team is always looking for rare, unknown or seemingly lost
recordings. Once again, the labels researchers were successful - the Providence,
June 22nd, 1974 3pm is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It
has never been in circulation - in any form! (note: there is CDR with a
so-called Providence, June 22, 1974 Afternoon show in circulation, but this one
is wrongly dated recording, in fact this is the evening show).
This CD is taken directly from an original audience recorded mastertape source.
It was recorded by the same guy who taped those other Providence concerts on
June 26, 1976 (afternoon) and the May 23rd, 1977 shows, which was released in
2011 ("Matinee Majesty" and "Funny How Time Slips Away", both hard to find CDs
now). The sound quality is very good for an off-line recording in a big
auditorium. Highlights include a pounding 'Big Boss Man', and a truly dynamite
'Trying To Get To You'. 'Help Me' is sung with great warmth and sincerity.
This release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak. Unfortunately, only very
few useful Providence June 22, 1974 3pm photos were available, and other shots
taken during June/July 1974 tour have been used.
Straight Arrow strikes again with an unheard new show, even for me. And
it's not a bad one. Elvis is in a fine mood and has a great time on stage. The
crowd liked it, too as you can easily hear. So get ready for highlights like
Tryin' To Get To You,
Polk Salad Annie,
An American Trilogy or
Big Boss Man. Well done, Elvis ! (Ciscoking)|| |