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  Title: California Wave 
  Label: Memory Records  
  Label Number: CD MR 2059-2 
  Release Date: 2009  
  Recording Type: Live Audience Recording 
 Location: Long Beach, California 
  Date: 1976 April 25, Evening Show  
  Sound: Good !  
 Track Listing:  
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   00:36
02 C.C. Rider   03:52
03 I Got A Woman/Amen   06:25
04 Love Me   02:37
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   03:06
06 You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start)   03:52
07 All Shook Up   01:05
08 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   03:04
09 Trying To Get To You   02:16
10 My Way   04:05
11 Polk Salad Annie (incomplete)   00:34
12 Band introtuctions (inclomplete)   00:18
13 Hurt   02:00
14 And I Love You So   03:44
15 America, The Beautiful   02:19
16 Burning Love   02:56
17 Help Me (with false start)   03:20
18 How Great Thou Art   03:08
19 It's Now Or Never (introduction of "The Eagles")   03:23
20 Funny How Time Slip Away (with reprise)   03:40
21 Hound Dog   01:26
22 Blue Suede Shoes   01:37
23 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:44
24 Closing Vamp   00:32
25 Let Me Be There   03:02
26 Steamroller Blues   03:03
27 Heartbreak Hotel   01:53
28 Love Me Tender   02:44
29 Polk Salad Annie   04:41

Notes:  Tracks 25 - 29: Johnson City, Tennessee, 1976, March 19

Press note:
Memory Records CD MR 2059-2

The forthcoming "Memory Records" label CD release is entitled "CALIFORNIA WAVE". In 1976, Elvis played in more cities than before.
Despite of his physical and mental decline, he tried to please his loyal fans and his Springtime concerts were fairly decent for the most part,
especially when compared to his lacklustre performances later that summer.

This CD features the previously unreleased Long Beach, CA, Evening show from April 25th, 1976. Itís a very fresh set with very good performances of
"Tryin' To Get To You", "My Way", "Hurt", "Burning Love" and "It's Now Or Never", to name but a few of highlights.

All accompanying photographs were taken at the Long Beach, April 25th, 1976 Evening show.
As a bonus, five tracks from Johnson City, March 19th, 1976 were added to paint a more complete picture of this period.
This previously unreleased recording was taken from an early generation 70s copy of the original audience-recorded master tape.
All tracks were digitally restored for optimal listening pleasure. Bonus tracks are coming from very good sounding stereo audience recording.

Denise Kusel from Long Beach Press Telegram wrote:
"The voice that came from the depths of his barrel chest was deep and rich. His renditions of gospel songs "How Great Thou Art" and "This Time You Gave Me a Mountain" were offered with sincere beauty. An eerie silence filled the concert hall when he sang "And now the end is near" - the opening line to the Frank Sinatra favorite, "My Way". It was like witnessing a chilling prophecy. Almost 28,000 fans in two concerts, marking his only Southern California appearances, loved him. So did I."

 Sound Sample:   Burning Love
 Concert:   The sound is a bit dull throughout but not bad considering it was a great hall. The show belongs to the better ones of this time. Elvis tries hard to please the crowd and he succeeds with it. We hear good versions of Trying To Get To You,  America, The Beautiful, How Great Thou Art or Hurt. Although the concert doesn`t offer anything new it is in contrast to many indifferent shows before and to come in this year. (Ciscoking)