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The Elvis Presley Show – Holding Down The Fort

The Elvis Presley Show – Holding Down The Fort: The latest Madison import CD ”The Elvis Presley Show – Holding Down The Fort” has been released.

It contains – the much heralded – Fort Worth, Texas concert from June 3, 1976 taken from a first generation soundboard recording in excellent sound quality but the recording is not without any flaws. This ”30th Anniversary Edition” also features all the music from the ”pre-show,” with Joe Guercio and the Hot Hilton Horns, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, and The Sweet Inspirations.

CD1: The Pre-Show: Guercio Introduction / Theme From S.W.A.T. / Love Me Tender;- Stamps Introduction / Your First Day in Heaven; You’ll Never Walk Alone; Operator; When The Saints Go Marching In; Inspirations Introduction / Philadelphia Freedom; Lady Marmalade; Introduction of Musicians; Stevie Wonder Medley Boogie On Reggae Woman (”Party … Stevie Is A Wonder”) / For Once In My Life / You Got It Bad Girl / Superstition / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Livin’ For The City / All In Love Is Fair / Higher Ground / Closing Announcement

CD2: The Main Event: Introduction Also Sprach Zarathustra; C.C. Rider; I Got A Woman / Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me (Let Me Know); You Gave Me A Mountain; All Shook Up: Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel; Heartbreak Hotel; Help Me; Jailhouse Rock; Fever; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band; Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson); What I’d Say? (James Burton); Johnny B. Goode (James Burton); Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt); Bass solo (Jerry Scheff); Piano solo (Tony Brown); Electric piano solo (David Briggs); Love Letters; Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, orchestra; School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra); ”Happy Birthday” to Bruce Jackson; Hurt; Hurt (full reprise); Hound Dog; Funny How Time Slips Away; Can’t Help Falling In Love; Closing vamp and announcements; Bonus tracks: Jailhouse Rock (incomplete); Hound Dog (incomplete)

Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum

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