domenica 13 maggio 2012

ELVIS - "A LAKE TAHOE TRILOGY" (2 Lossless Albums and 1 Lossy)

39 Years Ago Today... ELVIS - "A LAKE TAHOE TRILOGY"



1) Elvis - Takin' Tahoe Tonight (Lake Tahoe, NV - May 13, 1973) [Lossless]

2) Elvis - The Man In White Vol. 4 (Lake Tahoe, NV - May 13, 1973) [Lossy - mp3@320]

3) Elvis Presley - The Perfect Gift (Lake Tahoe, NV - May 13th, 1973 - 3 am) [Lossless]


FOR ELVIS FAN ONLY... Got The Message?

martedì 20 marzo 2012

38 Years Ago Today... ELVIS - FIFTH TIME AROUND (BOOTLEG) - Lossless

ELVIS - FIFTH TIME AROUND (Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN - March 20, 1974 ES)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Audionics (2011-01-2)
Date: 1974-03-20 (March 20th, 1974)
Tour: On Tour number 11 - March 1st - March 20th 1974
Venue: Mid-South Coliseum
Location: Memphis, TN
Showtime: Evening Show (8:30 pm)
Elvis' Suit: 1973 Arabian
Source: Soundboard
Details: Lossless - FLAC Format
Audio Quality: Excellent
Running Time: 68:59
Total Size: 448 MB
Artwork & Pictures: Included

Notes from the press-release:

The legendary March 20th, 1974 Memphis, TN concert has been released on a number of occasions, beginning with RCA's original 1974 LP edit with artificial applause mixed in. In 1994, a more complete, unofficial version was issued by "Fort Baxter". It was, however, a patchwork from several different sources incl. many tracks taken from the original RCA LP with overdubs. In 1997, "Steamroller Blues" was issued in pristine quality on "Platinum - A Life In Music". Finally in 2004, BMG's "Follow That Dream" the Elvis collectors label reissued this show nearly complete, in a beautiful deluxe package. But was it the definitive release? For die-hard fans it wasn't, and some viewed it as a letdown. Parts of the dialogues, introductions and even the false start of "Help Me" were omitted, and many have complained about the sound and mixing. Clearly, too much compression and artificial reverb had been applied. Well, at long last this legendary set is now truly complete, and without the audio choices made by FTD several years ago. Audionics worked with a DAT copy of an original, rough mix tape "as recorded at the Coliseum". Every bit was carefully enhanced in a renowned studio to achieve the best possible quality for your optimal listening pleasure. We hope that you enjoy the results. No remixing. No noise reduction. No edits. No artificial reverb or other added effects. No heavy compression. Just a pure, raw and natural sound. The King back in his hometown Memphis, on the 20th anniversary of his first release "That's All Right Mama". Elvis was in great form for this recording, and now, for the first time, you can enjoy the excellence of his performance that night in the best-ever sound!

My opinion:

The fellows from Audionics can be proud of their work and affirm without any doubt to have released the definitive version of the historical Memphis concert. Infact, soon after the releasing of "Fifth Time Around", many skeptical and suspicious hardcore fans began to complain about the sound and mixing of this new CD and wonder which is its "real" source... Someone said that there is nothing original, pure and rough about it, asserting that only a simple and different equalizing work has been done from an official product. Someone even stated that the Audionics release is nothin' but a straight rip from the FTD issue. Now, let me tell you that these are a bunch of bullshits! Audionics team has done a GREAT JOB! The annoying reverb has been carefully removed, Elvis' voice sounds clearer and upfront as it should be, the piano sounds sharper and more defined, the drums more prominent and fuller. And, ABOVE ALL, there's more MATERIAL (or "extras", if you prefer) on this version than on all the previous ones. If it's a straight rip from the FTD CD, then where did Audionics get the false start of "Help Me", the intros and all the other missing parts?!? No, friends, Audionics has delivered the 100% COMPLETE, ultimate version of the legendary Memphis concert! A MUST HAVE!

P.S. "STEAMROLLER BLUES" rules! It's absolutely stunning, one of the best renditions ever caught on tape...


01 - Introduction - Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 - C. C. Rider
03 - I Got A Woman - Amen
04 - Love Me
05 - Tryin' To Get To You
06 - All Shook Up
07 - Steamroller Blues
08 - Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel
09 - Love Me Tender
10 - Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Your Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
11 - Fever
12 - Polk Salad Annie
13 - Why Me, Lord
14 - How Great Thou Art
15 - Suspicious Minds
16 - Introduction of vocalists, band, orchestra, engineers
17 - Blueberry Hill - I Can't Stop Loving You
18 - Help Me (with false start)
19 - An American Trilogy
20 - Let Me Be There (with reprise)
21 - My Baby Left Me
22 - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
23 - Funny How Time Slips Away
24 - Can't Help Falling In Love
25 - Closing Vamp - Announcements

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

ENJOY! (And remember: comments are always welcomed!)

Mail me... no anonymous...

sabato 3 marzo 2012

ELVIS PRESLEY - Most Wanted - A collection of the most requested Elvis songs (BOOTLEG)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Most Wanted - A collection of the most requested Elvis songs
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Reel RECORDS - 100170 (BOOTLEG)
Made In: ?
Source: Various
Details: Lossless - FLAC Format
Audio Quality: Excellent
Total Time: 77:34
Total Size: 355 MB
Artwork: Included
Notes: Nothin' new under the sun. Every track included on this Bootleg CD was already available before its publication. ANYWAY A NICE COLLECTION OF "LESSER KNOWN" ELVIS' SONGS IN EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY. The packaging and the artwork are also very captivating. The Front Cover is taken from the '69 movie "Charro!", directed by Charles Marquis Warren. All in all, an enjoyable product.


01. My Happiness (Acetate 1953)
02. That's All Right (Sun 1954)
03. Hound Dog (TV Show 1956)
04. Old Shep (Elvis 1956)
05. When The Saints Go Marching In (Million Dollar Quartet 1956)
06. I'll Take You Home Kathleen (Germany 1959)
07. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) (G.I. Blues 1960)
08. In My Fathers House (His Hand In Mine 1960)
09. Datin' (Paradise Hawaiian Style 1965)
10. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Elvis TV Special 1968)
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing version 1969)
12. The Wonder Of You (Live 1970)
13. Gospel Medley - I John / Bosom Of Abraham / You Better Run / Lead Me, Guide Me / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God to Thee (Rehearsal 1972)
14. Always on My Mind (Studio 1972)
15. My Way (Aloha From Hawaii 1973)
16. My Boy (Good Times 1974) 03:22
17. You Gave Me A Mountain (Live 1974)
18. American Trilogy (Live 1974)
19. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (Jungle Room 1976)
20. Unchained Melody (Live 1977)
21. Don' Cry Daddy (Duet with Lisa Marie Presley) [Special Bonus Duet]
22. If I Can Dream (Duet with Celine Dion) [Special Bonus Duet]

Details (from the site "Elvis Australia". Thanks!):

My Happiness
This private acetate from 1953 is the very first recording of Elvis singing. Legend has it that he made the acetate as a present for his beloved mother.

That's All Right
The first commercial recording of Elvis. The song was recorded on a hot July day at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. The song was originally released together with "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" on the small Sun label.

Hound Dog
This was not the first time Elvis performed on national TV in 1956, but it was this recording that caused the censor on his later TV appearances. Since his performances at the Milton Berle Show it was only allowed to film Elvis from the waist up.

Old Shep
In 1945 when Elvis was 10 years old he perform this classic Red Foley song at the "Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show". There is no recording of this event, but what is featured here is his 1956 commercial recording of the song. Elvis is even playing the piano himself.

When The Saints Go Marching In
Many people believe that Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a duet album together. They never did, but after Elvis died an album titled 'Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends' were released. It featured duets with a singer that sounded a lot like Elvis [Jimmy Ellis aka Orion, N.d.R.], but it wasn't. The only time the 'Killer' and 'the King' recorded together was during the jam session that later became known as "The Million Dollar Quartet". This jam session took place on December 4, 1956 at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.

I'll Take You Home Kathleen
For years there has been rumours and misinformation about Elvis recording an album while he was stationed in Germany (1958-60). He didn't record anything commercially while in Germany. The only recordings that exist are some private tapes where you can hear Elvis singing songs that he considered recording when he would return to his profession. Included on this CD is an up-tempo version of the beautiful classic "I'll Take You Home Kathleen" with Elvis accompanying himself on piano.

Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)
When Elvis was discharged from the army in 1960 one of his first projects was to make a movie inspired by his real army stay in Germany. The title of the movie is "G.I. Blues" but the most famous song from the soundtrack and even Elvis' greatest hit in Germany to this day is the German folk song "Muss I Denn" or in English "Wooden Heart". Elvis had a lot of fun recording this song and trying to sing the line "Muss i denn, muss i denn, zum Städtele hinaus, Städtele hinaus, und du mein schatz bleibst hier".

In My Fathers House
In 1960 Elvis recorded his first religious album "His Hand In Mine". The only territory in the world where this song became a hit was Scandinavia.

You can't help but smiling when you hear Elvis' wonderful laughter. Try and listen to this very funny outtake of a silly movie song from the mid 1960's.

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
This raw and powerful recording of Elvis and some of his original band members from the legendary "'68 Comeback Special" is included to prove that Elvis was still full of Rock 'N' Roll in the late 1960's even though he was making silly movies in Hollywood. This show should also be the turning point for the direction of his career.

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
There are many good stories on why Elvis laughed nearly all the way through this live recoding from 1969. To this day is it still unknown exactly why, but one thing is for sure it's an ear catcher!

The Wonder Of You
Originally a hit for Ray Peterson but Elvis adopted this beautiful song as a tribute to his loyal fans. Elvis often performed it live in the 1970's. This recording from February 1970 is the single version.

Gospel Medley - I John/Bosom Of Abraham/You Better Run/Lead Me, Guide Me/Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus/Nearer My God to Thee
Elvis enjoyed very much to sing gospel songs late at night after shows on tour and in Las Vegas. He often invited the singers from his group to his suite to sing. This recording from 1972 was made at a rehearsal for the upcoming tour. You can hear a relaxed Elvis sing his favourite gospel songs together with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps quartet.

Always on My Mind
Elvis never had a hit with this song. Probably because it ended up as a B side for "Separate Ways". Willie Nelson had a huge hit years later, but many people still remember Elvis' emotional version from 1972. Priscilla left Elvis two months prior to the recording date.

My Way
In 1973 Elvis performed live for 1,5 billion people via satellite. The show was the now legendary "Aloha From Hawaii". Elvis used the occasion to show the world that Elvis could sing all kinds of music. During the 90 min. show he is performing Rock'n'Roll, R'n'B, Pop, Blues, Country, Musical tunes and even gospel inspired songs, but he did it his way.

My Boy
"...I wanted to explain before it gets too late, for your mother and me's love has finally died..." Elvis only had one child, Lisa Marie Presley: were he singing to her when he recorded this song in 1973?

You Gave Me A Mountain
Elvis had a difficult time after Priscilla divorced him. He never accepted that his wife left him. This live recording from 1974 with Priscilla in the audience proves that he very much selected his material and performed it after his mood.

American Trilogy
Elvis was known as a polite southern gentleman, but he could also act fast on stage if somebody shouted at him.

Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
The last two recording sessions Elvis did took place in the jungle room at his beloved home Graceland. During the recording of this song the phone rang and as if that wasn't enough Elvis' dog also made sure that everybody noticed it.

Unchained Melody
Elvis wanted to make an album that should include this beautiful love song and then feature a picture of him playing the piano on stage on the cover. The album never happened, but the song was included on his last album "Moody Blue". This version is the overdubbed single version that was meant to be on his dream album.

Special Bonus Duets

Don't Cry Daddy (Duet with Lisa Marie Presley)
For the 20th anniversary of Elvis' death his only child Lisa Marie Presley recorded her vocal part for a duet with her dad on this beautiful ballad. It was then spliced with Elvis' vocal and the result was played for 15.000 fans in Memphis. The duet has never been officially released.

If I Can Dream (Duet with Celine Dion)
In April 2007 the "American Idol" TV show surprise the whole world by showing Elvis and Celine Dion singing the song "If I Can Dream" as a duet.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

ENJOY! (And remember: comments are always welcomed!)

martedì 14 febbraio 2012

St. Valentine's Day Special: LED ZEPPELIN (1975 SDB) + GUNS N' ROSES (2010 DVD Pro-Shot) [BOOTLEGS]

Led Zeppelin - St. Valentine's Day Massacre -
Uniondale, New York - 02.14.1975 (3 SBD CDs) [Bootleg]

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Title: St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Empress Valley Supreme Disc (BOOTLEG)
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 320 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Date: 02-14-1975 (Feb. 14th, 1975)
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Location: Uniondale, New York, USA
Content: One of the greatest shows that the band performed in 1975
Audio Quality: Superb Stereo Soundboard
No of CDs: 3
Total Time: 00:55:51 (CD 1) + 01:07:04 (CD 2) + 01:13:22 (CD 3)
Total Size: 454 MB
Artwork: Included


01. Rock And Roll (CD 1)
02. Sick Again
03. Over The Hills And Far Away
04. In My Time Of Dying
05. Since I've Been Loving You
06. The Song Remains The Same
07. The Rain Song
08. Kashmir (CD 2)
09. No Quarter
10. Trampled Underfoot
11. Moby Dick
12. Dazed And Confused (CD 3)
13. Stairway To Heaven
14. Whole Lotta Love
15. Out On The Tiles (intro) / Black Dog
16. Heartbreaker (incl. A Mess Of Blues)






Guns N' Roses - Rose Bar Sessions (Acoustic Set) -
Rose Bar, New York City - 02.14.2010 (DVD Pro-Shot) [BOOTLEG]

Media: 1 DVD-5
Filming type: Professional
Video: 29.970 fps, 720 x 480 (4:3), MPG2
Audio: 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, AC3
Video Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Video Quality: A
Audio Quality: A
Chapters: Yes
Menus: Yes
Number of Camera Angles: Multiple
Number of Audio Selections: 1


01. Welcome To The Jungle (4:58)
02. Used To Love Her (3:58)
03. Sweet Child O' Mine (5:42)
04. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (10:00)
05. Paradise City (6:22)
06. Patience (6:20)

"Guns N' Roses Perform in a Tiny NYC Bar!" (by William Goodman - Feb. 16, 2010 -

"Happy Valentines Day," Axl Rose said with a smirk Sunday night, addressing the 150 very beautiful, very lucky people who landed on the guest list for a private Guns N' Roses concert at the Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar in New York City. Winking and referencing his band, he added: "We're the morning-after pill!!!" Charming. But celebs like Mickey Rourke, Adrian Grenier, Ryan Phillippe, Albert Hammond Jr. and Fab Moretti of the Strokes, Emily Haines of Metric, and Sebastian Bach didn't come for holiday chivalry. They came for badass rock'n'roll -- and they got it. Lots of it. The late-night concert -- an installment of Nur Khan's Rose Bar Sessions, sponsored by Deleon Tequila, One Music, and SPIN -- was a little piece of paradise city: Rose and his six-piece band unleashed a 90-minute, 16-song set spanning all their hits.
GNR performed in front of a fireplace covered in roses, with a black-and-red painting of a skull hanging above. The lights were dim, gorgeous women outnumbered the men 2 to 1, the booze was free, and the light fixture overhead, the singer noted, looked like the spiky thorns of a rosebush. It could have been a scene from a GNR music video. The band opened with "You're Crazy" and "Mr. Brownstone," and proceeded to play acoustic versions of hits from Use Your Illusion, Lies EP, and their 1987 mega-hit Appetite for Destruction, including its eternally awesome lead single "Welcome to the Jungle." The 48-year-old frontman, wearing a brown velvet suit jacket and matching top hat over his red bandana, slithered and tossed the mic from hand to hand as he stretched his vocals on set standout "Nightrain." He slowed the tempo on super ballad "Patience," as the lights overhead turned his gigantic diamond rings into miniature disco balls, and the crowd sang along and waved their lighters in the air (real ones -- thanks, smokers!). The band played only three tracks off their 15-years-in-the-making 2008 record Chinese Democracy: "Catcher in the Rye," "Street of Dreams," and "Sorry." The sound, especially Rose's vocals, was occasionally muddy, but the bandmembers -- keyboardist Dizzy Reed, drummer Frank Ferrer, bassist (and former Replacement) Tommy Stinson, and three guitarists -- the chain-smoking DJ Ashba (Yes, that's his real name. No, he's not an actual disc jockey), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and Richard Fortus -- played admirably through the slog. Overall, the show was a reminder that love 'em or hate 'em, Axl and GNR created some of the most quintessential rock songs of the '80s and '90s. GNR's cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" scored loudest crowd reaction of the night, with second place going to set-closer "Paradise City." On the latter, as Stinson sang backup, a very sweaty Rose ripped of his top hat, jacket, and sunglasses. In a red bandana, unbuttoned shirt, and blue jeans, he recalled the iconic Axl from the late '80s -- only 20 years older and 30 pounds heavier. "It sounds really good," commented one hardcore fan. "Hey, I can just close my eyes and pretend it's 1987!"










lunedì 13 febbraio 2012

GENE VINCENT - From L.A. to Frisco - Rare & Out of Print UK LP

Artist: Gene Vincent
Title: From L.A. to Frisco (Rare & Out Of Print UK LP)
Year Of Release: 1983
Label: Magnum Force - MFLP-1.023 (UK)
Source: Vinyl Rip
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 224 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Content: Rare and Excellent
Audio Quality: Good
Total Time: 00:43:17
Total Size: 71 MB
Artwork: Included
Info: 1983 UK 9-track vinyl LP, containing an interview with Gene conducted by Jim Pewter in L.A., April '68, a live recording with The Commander Cody Band and more unearthed rarities exclusive to the Magnum Force label, picture sleeve MFLP-1.023.


01) Gene Vincent interview with Jim Pewter, Los Angeles, April 1968
02) Live recording with The Commander Cody Band
a) intro: Sunshine
b) Lonesome Whistle
c) Maybelline
d) Whole Lotta Shakin'
e) Woman Love
f) Be-Bop-A-Lula
03) Rainyday Sunshine
04) Green Grass
05) Mister Love
06) Roll Over Beethoven
07) Gene giving station ident for radio station, WKBH, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08) Gene Vincent radio interview with Lindy Shannon on 27 September, 1957. Recorded in his dressing room at The Avalon Ballroom, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
09) Be-Bop-A-Lula (backed by The Puppets, July 1967)

From L.A. to Frisco

venerdì 27 gennaio 2012

THE ROLLING STONES - LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT YA (Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - Nov. 27th, 1969) [BOOTLEG]

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Title: Let's Have A Look At Ya
Year Of Release: ?
Label: Little Girljoy Records - LGJ026
Date: 27-11-1969 (November 27th, 1969)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, New York, USA
Source: I'm pretty sure it's NOT A SOUNDBOARD, as someone else states, but a VERY GOOD AUDIENCE RECORDING
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 320 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Concert Quality / Content: Excellent
Audio Quality: Very Good
Total Time: 01:07:17
Total Size: 154,8 MB
Artwork: Included (Stunning Homemade Covers: all credits to rubycatgirl, member of


01. Jumping Jack Flash
02. Carol
03. Sympathy For The Devil
04. Stray Cat Blues
05. Love In Vain
06. Prodigal Son
07. You Gotta Move
08. Under My Thumb - I'm Free (medley)
09. Midnight Rambler
10. Live With Me
11. Little Queenie
12. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
13. Honky Tonk Women
14. Street Fighting Man

NOTES: "Actualy I got this from a trade many years ago and I thought it was a copy from a label called Torn & Frayed... because my CD-R had 14 tracks... (and was complete) and Rob's Gimme Shelter had this one listed as 14 tracks 1969-11-27 ( But I have to admit that it's a guess... and I don't know the quality of other releases, but I enjoy this one with the adjustments I made... Some probably dislike... others might enjoy it... too." (rubycatgirl, member of

A SPECIAL KISS - with a tongue like Jagger ;-) - to RUBYCATGIRL!








venerdì 20 gennaio 2012

Get in the Ring... Motherfuckers!

FaceBACCHETTONI... "L'origine du monde" di Courbet bannata su Facebook

"L'origine du monde" di Courbet bannata su Facebook

di Gianluca Pezzi

"L'origine du monde" è una delle operi più celebri del pittore francese Gustave Courbet. Realizzata nel 1866, grazie anche al suo realistico erotismo grafico ha il potere di far discutere ancora oggi. Wikipedia ci informa che nel 2009 "alcune copie di un libro raffiguranti L'Origine come copertina sono state sequestrate dalla polizia a Braga, in Portogallo, che le contestava come "pubblica pornografia".

E' invece degli scorsi giorni il caso che ha visto come protagonista un utente di Facebook e lo stesso social network. L'utente, ha dato mandato ad un avvocato di intentare causa a Facebook. L'anonimo avrebbe usato proprio "L'origine du monde" all'interno della propria pagina con il risultato di vedersi bannato l'account. Dal punto di vista legale, il non aver risposto alle email dell'avvocato deporrebbe a sfavore di Facebook.

Venendo alla questione artistica, c'è da dire che "L'origine du monde" non sembra proprio piacere ai censori del social network. Durante lo scorso febbraio era avvenuto un caso analogo, protagonisti ancora una volta il dipinto di Courbet e l'artista danese Frode Steinicke. Anche a Steinicke era stato bloccato l'accesso al proprio account, salvo poi ripristinarlo con il divieto di presentare nudi integrali, "L’origine du monde" compresa.

Morale della storia? Gli addetti al controllo del materiale pubblicato su Facebook non hanno alcun interesse a distinguere tra arte e pornografia. Inoltre, se volete farvi bannare a vita, è sufficiente pubblicare una bella riproduzione dell' "L’origine du monde" di Courbet.

(Pubblicato: giovedì 14 aprile 2011 su Arts da Gianluca Pezzi)

Mala tempora currunt...

sabato 14 gennaio 2012

ELVIS PRESLEY - ...And Then The Lights Went Down (Sahara Hotel - Lake Tahoe - May 9, 1976) BOOTLEG

THE LONGEST SHOW ELVIS EVER DID!!! Almost two hours of pure entertainment!!!

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: ...And Then The Lights Went Down
Year Of Release: 1993
Label: MAC Records (CD RY 24160/24161)
Date: 1976-05-09 (May 9, 1976)
Tour: Lake Tahoe Season 5 - Lake Tahoe - April 30th - May 9th 1976
Venue: Sahara Hotel
Location: Lake Tahoe, NV
Showtime: Closing Show (10:00 pm)
Elvis' Suit: Aztec (Dark Blue) Suit
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Good
Time: CD 1 = 01:01:27 / CD 2 = 00:49:30
Total Size: 182,3 MB
Artwork: Included


LABEL: MAC Records (CD RY 24160/24161).
NOTE: doppio CD che propone lo spettacolo di chiusura al Sahara Tahoe Hotel del 9 maggio 1976, l'ultimo in assoluto di Elvis in quel posto. La confezione è elegante in quanto si tratta della riproduzione di un menu dell'albergo. Questo è un concerto davvero lungo (oltre 2 ore!) e molto bello, registrato in una buona audience recording. Esistono due stampe del 1993 del compact disc; la seconda ha uno sticker nella front cover ed i colori più marcati ed inoltre "Hawaiian Wedding Song" non è allacciata ad un altro brano come nella prima ed include "Young And Beautiful" e "2001 Theme", tralasciate nella prima edizione.

(Grazie per le preziosi informazioni al sito "E.I.C.C. Elvis Italian Collector Club - The King is alive!", ed in particolar modo a Marco Degli Esposti, che ha curato la recensione di questo Bootleg).


The following one is a really good review of the show, written by ROB, a member of The FECC Forum (For Elvis CD Collectors), in 2005:

"This is an audience recording (and not bad sounding) from the closing show in Lake Tahoe on May 9, 1976. This had to be the absolute longest show that Elvis ever did. I have heard hundreds of shows and I have never heard one longer than the 2 hours he performed on this night. Rather than describe the entire show, I'll mention some of the highs and lows of the performance.
Fans of J.D. Sumner's dive bombing sounds will love this show because during the I Got A Woman / Amen medley, J.D. does the dive bomb not once, not twice, but three times.
This is a show that would be very entertaining if you were a member of the audience who has not heard hundreds of shows like we have 29 years later. However, sitting and listening to it through headphones like I do, makes you glad that there were a few highlights to the show in which I will mention later. There is much banter and joking with the audience. More so that the average 1976 show. However, this is closing night and Elvis acted as if he did not want to leave the stage. Kathy Westmoreland gets a big round of applause for her version of My Heavenly Father (you can hear audience members remarking how beautiful the song is) and Sherrill Nielsen sings Danny Boy. Elvis then tells him to do another one and he performs Funny How Time Slips Away, which is quite different from his boss' version.
Elvis asks how many people in the audience has a birthday today. Two women apparently do and Elvis has them come on stage and leads the audience in singing Happy Birthday to them. He also sings the Mickey Mouse March. He is in a very good mood and it shows all the way through the entire performance. He talks about Joan Blackman from Blue Hawaii and tells about how they had to shoot the scene twice while performing the Hawaiian Wedding Song because of a cable across the water that almost killed him. He then talks about Ann Margaret in Viva Las Vegas, saying that he thought he was married to her until 2 years later when he realized he wasn't. The same way he talked about Joan Blackman during the Rapid City show over a year later. He performed all of the usual 1976 songs and you can tell by the applause that he received a standing ovation after performing America, The Beautiful. He received many requests from the audience that included King Creole (which he didn't do.)
However, he did do a few of them. Return To Sender, Young And Beautiful, Help Me and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (which he dedicated to Linda.) He also played the guitar and sang That's All Right and Blue Christmas. He performed Hurt all the way through twice, even though he never went for the higher octave on either time. He made up for it when he sang How Great Thou Art. He performed the last verse twice and each time went as high as his voice would allow. He received another standing ovation for the song.
Again, a very entertaining show for those in attendance that night. As far as the CD is concerned, the rare songs are performed nicely and he is in a great mood for 2 full hours. You can decide for yourself if you would want to pick this up or not. As for me, I'm glad to have it in my collection. However, it is something that I will not go out of my way to listen to again. I've had it for years and have only listened to it twice."

MANY THANKS, ROB! [Anyway, I think this show deserves more than two listening...].

ELVIS PRESLEY - ...And Then The Lights Went Down


Comments are always welcomed!

domenica 8 gennaio 2012

Jerry Lee Lewis Live in Senigallia, Italy - 24-08-2007 (BOOTLEG)

JERRY LEE LEWIS LIVE AT SUMMER JAMBOREE #8 - Senigallia, Italy - 24-08-2007

Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis (And The Killer Band)
Title: Jerry Lee Lewis Live in Senigallia, Italy - 24-08-2007
Year Of Release: 2007
Date: 24-08-2007 (August 24th, 2007)
Venue: Piazza Garibaldi
Location: Senigallia (AN), Italy
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Concert Quality / Content: VERY GOOD
Total Time: 01:04:00
Total Size: 88 MB
Artwork: Included (Only a simple front homemade cover)
The WinRAR archive contains a beautiful photo selection: all the pictures were taken by LIBERO API and are copyrighted!!!
Note: sorry, folks, my copy had ONE FILE ONLY... I'm too lazy to split it into separate tracks and tag them ;-)


Jerry Lee Lewis: piano & vocals
Kenny Lovelace: guitar & vocals
Buck Hutcheson: guitar & vocals
B.B. Cunningham, Jr.: bass & vocals
Robert Hall: drums & vocals

"The Killer Band" Setlist:

01. Slippin' And Slidin' (performed by Kenny Lovelace)
02. Band Intro
03. How I Love To Ride (performed by Robert Hall)
04. The Fireman (performed by Buck Hutcheson)
05. Wooly Bully (B.B. Cunningham, Jr.)

Jerry Lee Lewis' Setlist:

01. Roll Over Beethoven
02. You Belong To Me
03. Why You Been Gone So Long
04. Before The Night Is Over
05. Hadacol Boogie
06. No Headstone On My Grave
07. Sweet Little Sixteen
08. You Win Again
09. I Don’t Want To Be Lonely Tonight
10. Great Balls Of Fire
11. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On


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