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The Asheville Marathon

The Asheville Marathon - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD

 
Title: The Asheville Marathon
Label: AudiRec
Label Number: AR-197507234-2
Release Date: 2018
Recording Type: Live Audience Recordings
Location: Asheville / North Carolina
Date: July 22 - 24, 1975
Sound: Very Good / Good
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The Asheville Marathon - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD
 

 


 

 



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  July 22 - 1975, Evening Show

Also Sprach Zarathustra
C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Big Boss Man (with reprise)
Why Me Lord
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Shake A Hand (with false starts)
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Dialogue
Memphis Tennessee (with false start)
Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions by J. D. Sumner
Johnny B. Goode (instrumental, James Burton)
Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
Bass Solo (Blues Jerry Scheff)
Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin)
School Day
 


00:45
05:33
08:30
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00:59
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01:14
00:37
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01:29
02:25
00:55
 
 
Sound Sample: Shake A Hand
 
Concert:

See comments for "Still Crazy After All These Years!"
 

 
CD 2

 

The Asheville Marathon - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD

 

 



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  July 22 - 1975, Evening Show

T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
It's Now Or Never
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
Burning Love
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Darlin'
Mystery Train / Tiger Man (medley)
Monologue
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

July 23 - 1975, Evening Show

Also Sprach Zarathustra
C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Big Boss Man
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Turn Around, Look At Me
Polk Salad Annie
 
 

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02:29
02:10
04:35
03:23
02:37
01:42
01:57
02:35
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01:37
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05:16
03:29
02:52
03:06
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01:02
02:06
01:45
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  July 23 - 1975, Evening Show

Band Introductions
Johnny B. Goode
Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
Bass Solo (Blues Jerry Scheff)
Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin)
School Day
T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
Why Me Lord (funny version)
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
Shake A Hand
Fairytale
Introduction of Vernon Presley
Little Darlin'
Mystery Train / Tiger Man / Dialogue
Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
It's Now Or Never
Promised Land
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp / Announcements
 

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Sound Sample: Can't Help Falling In Love
 
Concert: See comments for "Gyrating Asheville"
 
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  July 24 - 1975, Evening Show

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Opening Vamp / That's All Right, Mama
I Got A Woman (with false start) / Amen
Big Boss Man
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy (by request)
Heartbreak Hotel (by request)
Jailhouse Rock (by request)
Something (by request)
Return To Sender (by request)
Wooden Heart (by request)
Hawaiian Wedding Song (by request)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B. Goode
Drums Solo (by Ronnie Tutt)
Bass Solo (Blues - by Jerry Scheff)
Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin)
School Day
T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
Shake A Hand
Introduction of Vernon Presley and Dr. Nick
Pieces Of My Life
How Great Thou Art (with last part reprise)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp / Announcements
 

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02:59
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Sound Sample: Hawaiian Wedding Song
 
Concert: See comments for "Pieces Of My Life"
 
      
 Notes:  Announement: Hear three of the most unusual Elvis Presley Shows of the 1970's! When Elvis came to Asheville, NC in late July of 1975 to play the final shows of his running tour, he was indeed in a 'giving' mood. Elvis delivered a whole bunch of rarely performed song material and handled a big part of them in a kind of 'Elvis By Request' style. Since his Record Company RCA was not on hand to record these shows professionally, we can be thankful that fans did record the shows at least with private (non-professional) equipment. One thing is clear: It would have been a big pity if none of those three shows would have been recorded and therefore been 'lost' forever.

In July 1975, Elvis played 21 shows in 11 different cities. This tour was rated as being one of the very best in Elvis' last years. His powerful vocal delivery, his entertaining mood and his willingness to improvise various unusual songs are what make this tour such a stand-out, and the final 3 shows in Asheville, NC were simply stunning!

In Asheville Elvis also played the longest shows of the tour and performed many rarely sung songs. He was kind of promoting his new album 'ELVIS TODAY' with 'Shake A Hand', 'Fairytale', 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E'. and 'Pieces Of My Life'. More than any time before he was interacting with his audience, singing songs by request. For example 'Memphis Tennessee', 'An American Trilogy', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Something', 'Return To Sender' or 'Wooden Heart'.

Elvis was in a hilarious mood. He gave away several golden rings and a fan in the first row Mike Harris from Asheville was lucky to get Elvis' Gibson Ebony Dove guitar! It was the famous guitar which Elvis used in Aloha From Hawaii. Later in the show, Mike Harris thought Elvis was gonna ask for the guitar back, but Elvis leaned down and said: ''No that's yours. I gave that to you for a reason, and it's gonna help you out some day'.

These shows were previously released, but all original releases are very hard to find now. Instead of doing a simple 'copy & paste' job, we have asked our friends from SA to help us to enhance the sound from scratch, so we are sure that those shows never sounded better! The release is presented in a strong and stable 25 x 14 cm de-luxe 4 CD Long-Box accompanied by a 16-page booklet, filled with a great collection of photos taken in Asheville and press reviews.

To make our release even more attractive for serious collectors, we present it in 3 different variations. It means 3 different covers and each cover's got its own disc labels, too! The content of the CD's does of course NOT vary! Choose the one version you like most or 'collect all three'! In any case do not miss the opportunity to own your copy / copies of 'THE The Asheville Marathon'! It's the ultimate release of Elvis' magical July 1975 Asheville shows!

The Asheville Marathon - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD
Different cover