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  Title: San Francisco Bay Blues 
 Label: Audionics  
  Label Number: 2011-02-2  
  Release Date: 2011  
  Recording Type: Live Soundboard Recording 
 Location: San Francisco / California  
  Date: November 28 - 1976, Evening Show 
 Sound: Soundboard  
  Track Listing:  
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra     01:04
02 C.C. Rider     05:05
03 I Got A Woman / Amen     07:46
04 Love Me     03:08
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)     02:55
06 You Gave Me A Mountain     03:19
07 Jailhouse Rock     01:58
08 It's Now Or Never     02:52
09 All Shook Up     00:59
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel     02:08
11 And I Love You So     02:30
12 Fever     04:28
13 America, The Beautiful     02:10
14 Polk Salad Annie     04:18
15 Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band     02:36
16 Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)     01:04
17 What'd I Say (James Burton)     00:48
18 Johnny B. Goode (James Burton)     00:55
19 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)     01:55
20 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)     01:41
21 Piano Solo ( (Tony Brown)     01:06
22 Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)     01:16
23 Love Letters     03:02
24 School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra)     00:58
25 Hurt     02:04
26 Hound Dog (incomplete)     00:33
27 America, The Beautiful     02:07
28Polk Salad Annie    04:21
29Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)    01:02
30Hurt    02:09
Notes:  Triple fold out Digipak

Release notes:
14 years after the first release of this show, Audionics delivers a slightly more complete version of Elvis Presley's San Francisco November 28th, 1976 show, as taken from the mixing desk. Elvis first played San Francisco on October 26th, 1957, two shows on one day, near the very end of his final fifties tour. He would not return to the legendary "City by the Bay" until almost exactly 13 years later, on November 13th, 1970, at the legendary Cow Palace.

Presley made his final two appearances in the same building on November 28 and 29, 1976. Unlike most tour shows earlier in the year, Elvis was in fine form, and the shows were well received by the San Francisco crowd.

For the SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES reissue, Audionics worked directly with a first generation, DAT copy of the original soundboard tape and made some improvements to the audio. It was a painstaking process of repairing and enhancing the original binaural recording, and then the sound was mixed down to genuine stereo.

Originally, the left channel consisted of all vocals and nearly all the instruments, while the right channel featured only piano (Tony Brown) and rhythm guitar (John Wilkinson). To give the listener an idea of how this sounded, four digitally-restored, binaural bonus tracks are included. Unfortunately, the original tape ends during "Hound Dog" (previously unreleased), missing the show's closing tracks "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Blue Christmas", "That's All Right" and "Can't Help Falling In Love".

SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES is presented in a neat-looking digipack filled with photographs taken during the November 28th Cow Palace concert. Here's your chance to listen to SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES - for the first time as complete as originally recorded.


  Sample Sound:  It's Now Or Never  
  Concert:  Content previously released on "America , The Beautiful". See comments there.