12. nov, 2013

New CD; Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream

Straight Arrow has announced a new 2CD release; Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream (From „booth tapes“ Vol. 1). This release contains both the Dinner and Midnight Shows in Las Vegas on February 22, 1973. In addition there’s included parts of the Dinner Show on February 21.


Straight Arrow har annonsert en ny dobbelt CD; Living From Day To Day, Chasing A Dream (From „booth tapes“ Vol. 1). Denne inneholder både middagsshowet og midnattsshowet i Las Vegas 22. februar 1973. Som bonus for vi store deler av middagsshowet den 21. Februar. 


From the label;

The February 22, 1973 D/S and M/S are taken directly from original „booth recording tapes.“ This kind of recordings was made from a„booth“ or table placed at the edge of the stage, close to PA speakers, by someone who was a part of the organization, or who was related to someone inside the Elvis circle. Unlike standard audience recordings, where the recorder had to be hidden in a purse, under the table or under the clothes, often muffling the sound, „booth recordings” were made by someone who was known by Elvis’ security force, and consequently did not have to worry about concealing the recorder / microphone. The sound quality of such tapes is noticeably superior compared to the typical audience recording.

For the February 22, 1973 recordings, a *BASF Chromdioxid C120 hifi Compact  Cassette* was used. The dinner show was recorded on the A-side and the Midnight show on the B-side.

The February 22, 1973 D/S is previously unreleased. There is a bad sounding version taken from a different source tape in circulation, wrongly dated as the February 23, 1973 Dinner show.

The February 22, 1973 M/S was released (by the „Showroom“ label, „Back In The Desert“ CD, 2012) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with Straight Arrow’s „booth tape“ version. Unfortunately, the person who recorded Feb. 22, 1973 M/S stopped his recorder during Jackie Kahane‘s pre-program and switched it on only near the end of „C. C. Rider.“ Instead of splicing the „booth tape“ with the substandard audience recorded version of the same show, we decided to use another „booth tape“ from our vaults – the February 21, 1973 Dinner Show (recorded by same person as the Feb. 22 shows) to fill the missing part. This „booth tape“, although of very good sound quality, was badly damaged after the song „Suspicious Minds“ (impossible to repair) and is thus not suitable for individual release. We have decided to add all usable part as a bonus for both discs, with no edits. Note: only „What Now My Love“ was previously available as a bonus track on our „You Don't Have To Say You Love Me“ CD (2010).

The sound was transferred using standard 24-bit processing and professional Tascam equipment. Every second was digitally restored to achieve optimal listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy the results. Digitally remastered in November 2013. Mono. ADD. © 2013 Straight Arrow Special Products.

 

Track list:

CD1 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Dinner Show; 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me Tender (with false start), 05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 06. Steamroller Blues, 07. You Gave Me A Mountain, 08. Fever / I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen (one line), 09. Love Me, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. I’m Leavin‘, 12. Hound Dog, 13. What Now My Love, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra, 16. I’ll Remember You (with false start), 17. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 18. An American Trilogy (with reprise), 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 20. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat - Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show): 21. I Got A Woman / Amen, 22. Love Me Tender (with false start), 23. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 24. Steamroller Blues, 25. You Gave Me A Mountain, 26. Fever

CD2 - Thursday, February 22, 1973 Midnight Show; 01. Part of pre-program by Jackie Kahane, 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra*, 03. C. C. Rider (spliced*), 04. I Got A Woman / Amen, 05. Love Me Tender (with false start), 06. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 07. Steamroller Blues, 08. You Gave Me A Mountain, 09. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. I’m Leavin‘, 13. Hound Dog, 14. What Now My Love, 15. Suspicious Minds, 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra, 17. I’ll Remember You, 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 19. An American Trilogy, 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements / fan chat (*taken from February 21, 1973 Dinner Show) - Bonus (Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Dinner Show continues): 22. Love Me, 23. Blue Suede Shoes, 24. I’m Leavin‘, 25. Hound Dog, 26. What Now My Love (with false start and reprise), 27. Suspicious Minds

 

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