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'Back On Track Recorded live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City', TN, March 18th, 1976

By: Elvis Australia
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November 19, 2015 - 6:03:58 PM

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To be released soon is the new CD 'Back On Track Recorded live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City', TN, March 18th, 1976 (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2015-04), recorded live from the audience in Johnson City, TN, March 18th, 1976. It was the 1st tour of 1976 and some of Elvis' regular musicians were replaced. The result was a surprisingly fresh, experimental sound, with keyboards and drums more prominent. Elvis performs a solid and entertaining show. Among the concert highlights are 'Let Me Be There', 'Tryin' To Get To You', 'Hawaiian Wedding Song', the second live performance of 'Hurt', the national anthem 'America', 'It's Now Or Never' and 'Burning Love'. Compared with the previously released St. Louis, March 22nd, 1976 tour closer (E.P. Collector, EPC 2013-01) lasting just about 52 minutes, March 17th was perhaps the longest show of the tour with a much stronger setlist, running nearly 80 minutes! As usual, this is a previously unreleased concert, taken from a recently found 1st generation copy of an original audience recorded master cassette tape. For the very first time, this show is available in remarkably good audience recorded sound … and complete! Sonically, this is one of the best audience recordings out there - ask for samples!

The CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with cool images taken on March 18, 1976 in Johnson City.

'Back On Track Recorded live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City', TN, March 18th, 1976.
'Back On Track Recorded live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City', TN, March 18th, 1976.


01. Announcements - 02. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 03. C. C. Rider (with false start) - 04. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me - 06. Let Me Be There - 07. And I Love You So - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. All Shook Up - 10. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. Tryin' To Get To You - 12. Hawaiian Wedding Song (with false start) - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Whatd I Say (James Burton) - 16. Drum Solo (Larry Londin) - 17. Bass Solo (with reprise, Jerry Scheff ) - 18. Piano Solo (Shane Keister) - 19. Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 20. School Day - 21. Hurt - 22. Hound Dog - 23. America (The Beautiful) - 24. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 25. It's Now Or Never - 26. Burning Love - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Running time: 79:37

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