Still A Legend
|Title:||Still A Legend|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording|
CD 1) Bloomington / Indiana. University of Indiana|
CD 2) Providence / Richmond, Civic Center
CD 1) May 27, 1976 Evening Show|
CD 2) June 26, 1976 Evening Show
CD 1) Poor - Average|
CD 2) Good
|Sound Sample||CD 1: All Shook Up
CD 2: Love Me
|Note:||Press note (sic):|
he MxF label release its second special product dedicated to 1976, called “Still A Legend '' featuring both the unreleased shows performed from Elvis in Bloomington IN University of Indiana May 27, 1976, and in Providence RI Civic Center June 26, 1976, ES.
The new product respects the previous one present Elvis moving toward the third and fourth tour of the year. Carrying the weight of his problems but still unbelievable concentrate in his music as a final product to delivery to his fans... through the tape, and maybe thanks to its limitation is possible to feel the incredible enthusiasm of the crowd ... For sure Elvis is still a legend.
In the Bloomington show, Although Elvis was not looking good and In spite, the lack of renewal, in the repertoire are still included some strong numbers to make the concerts of a very good quality. Surprisingly in some of the more demanding artistically songs, Elvis builds his show, He is still able to delivery in the right way, songs like You Gave a Mountain, America the Beautiful, Burning Love, Polk Salad Annie and last single Hurt. Without a doubt, this is the focus of the show and the audience appreciated that, making the concert atmosphere still incredible experience….
Moving to Providence we are instead in the middle of the fourth 1976 tour , the show is shorter respect to the previous one ( Elvis performed even an afternoon show on the same day), also the repertoire is very basic, some of the rockers like Burning Love and Polk Salad Annie have been dropped..but the show remains surprisingly well performed in all the songs…and the participation of the public is incredible..Elvis is still a legend!!
The sound is very good for an ambient recordings, considering that this kind of recording is coming from a big hall no the intimate Las Vegas showroom… We have on our hands the original mono tapes of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tapes with a great definition of the background music and for sure you can live the atmosphere of a Elvis’ concert in the seventy.
This is the fourth special Product for this label, this new double set will be housed in a deluxe FOUR PANELS LONG DIGIPACK, containing a 6 pages of booklet with focus and details on the TOUR shows, including a collection of live photographs, newspapers clips plus a high quality glossy 135 gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size + an high glossy quality paper art card ( 25x13 cm).
In matter to have a special collector item, the 400 copies will be presented with four different sleeves VARIATION. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed and Please remember!! This is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 400 COPIES Like the previous special products, will be presented a 100 copies deluxe edition with EXCLUSIVE CONTENTS. COLLECT THEM ALL!!!!!!
The Bloomington concert is the better one of the two. Elvis is committed and he really enjoys his time on stage. Those tour opening shows still were something special. Like it. The second performance from Providence is more routine. Elvis does his job, no more. An average concert but still better than the ones to come in summer. (Ciscoking)