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December 02, 2022

Elvis On Tour (CD/Blu-Ray - Sony, 2022)

Title:
Elvis On Tour
Label:
Sony Legacy [82876 66397 2]
Format:
CD + Blu-Ray
Number of tracks:
145
Running time:
391:00
Type of album:
Live / Studio / Rehearsal
Linked to:
Official discography
Year:
2022
Recorded:
March 30 - April 18, 1972
Released:
January 27, 2023
Singles:
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Elvis On Tour is the first official soundtrack release from the 1972 film of the same name. It contains complete rehearsals from March 1972, four complete concerts from April 1972, and a Blu-Ray of the film with remastered audio and video.


Elvis On Tour, originally titled Standing Room Only, was the 33rd and last Elvis' movie.The film explores the backstage of Elvis' April 1972 performances, the pace of recording and rehearsals, and the fan hysteria that made him the King of Rock, all beautifully captured by Robert Abel and Pierre Adidge, and perfectly edited by none other than Martin Scorsese.

In its theatrical release on November 1, 1972, Elvis On Tour raised half its budget. By the time it left the main theaters in the USA, the film had doubled its budget and reached the 13th place on the most watched charts, being nominated and winning a Grammy for Best Documentary in 1972.

At the time, a soundtrack was not possible due to several factors and, in large part, RCA's lack of planning. After canceling the LP "An American Trilogy" because it contained live tracks that would be repeated on the album referring to the film, RCA went through a series of setbacks until it decided to invest in the shows at Madison Square Garden and cancel another album, "Standing Room Only". Thus, nothing was released on audio to promote the film.

Years passed and RCA never seemed interested in releasing an album referring to Elvis On Tour, so FTD was responsible for providing the first works with that content. 2001's "6363 Sunset" was the label's first CD to give a taste of the March 1972 recording sessions. It was followed by unreleased rehearsals also from March of that year on "Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals" in 2004.

After that, nothing more was heard about any new release for a long time, until on August 12, 2022 Sony Legacy announced the first official work on Elvis On Tour. And to the delight of fans who value the story and the best quality audio, the label announced that the release would be a box with 6 CDs and a Blu-Ray.

The first three CDs of this set feature the officially unreleased concerts of April 9, 10 and 14, 1972, respectively; that's Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia; and Greensboro, North Carolina. The fourth CD features the April 18 concert in San Antonio, Texas, previously released on the 2003 "Elvis: Close-Up" box set, but which was recently remixed for this release.

Tour rehearsals constitute CDs five and six. CD 5 contains the recordings from March 30, 1972 and CD 6 brings the tracks recorded the next day, containing unreleased versions of "For the Good Times". These are virtually unreleased, although some tracks were previously released on "Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals".

Counting concerts and rehearsal songs, the box brings 145 tracks to the fans - 91 previously unreleased.

The Blu-Ray documentary exists because filmmakers Pierre Addge and Robert Abel hit the road with Elvis to narrate this tour. In addition to the on-stage performances, the Golden Globe-winning film for Best Documentary includes behind-the-scenes footage, fan hysteria and the singer's routine. This is a special version released on VHS and Laserdisc in the early 1980s and re-released by Warner Home Video in 2010 on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The CDs contain the following tracks:

CD 1
HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA - APRIL 9, 1972 ES
1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. See See Rider
3. I Got a Woman / Amen
4. Never Been to Spain
5. You Gave Me a Mountain
6. Until it’s Time For You to Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
13. Hound Dog
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Suspicious Minds
16. For the Good Times
17. Introductions by Elvis
18. An American Trilogy
19. Love Me Tender
20. A Big Hunk O’ Love
21. How Great Thou Art
22. Sweet, Sweet Spirit
23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
24. Can’t Help Falling in Love
25. Closing Vamp

CD 2
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - APRIL 10, 1972
1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. See See Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been to Spain
5. You Gave Me a Mountain
6. Until it’s Time For You to Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Hound Dog
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Love Me Tender
15. It's Over
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Introductions by Elvis
18. For the Good Times
19. I Can't Stop Loving You
20. An American Trilogy
21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
20. A Big Hunk O’ Love
22. Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can’t Help Falling in Love
24. Closing Vamp

CD 3
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 14, 1972
1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. See See Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been to Spain
5. You Gave Me a Mountain
6. Until it’s Time For You to Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Hound Dog
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. A Big Hunk O' Love
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. Suspicious Minds
16. Love Me Tender
17. Introductions by Elvis
18. For the Good Times
19. An American Trilogy
20. Burning Love
21. Release Me
22. Funny How Time Slips Away
23. Can’t Help Falling in Love
24. Closing Vamp

CD 4
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - APRIL 18, 1972
1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. See See Rider
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been to Spain
5. You Gave Me a Mountain
6. Until it’s Time For You to Go
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. All Shook Up
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Hound Dog
13. How Great Thou Art
14. I Can't Stop Loving You
15. Love Me Tender
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Introductions by Elvis
18. For the Good Times
19. Burning Love
20. An American Trilogy
21. Funny How Time Slips Away
22. Can’t Help Falling in Love
23. Closing Vamp

CD 5
RCA STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30, 1972
1. Burning Love #1 (Incomplete)
2. Burning Love #2
3. Burning Love #3
4. For the Good Times #1 (Incomplete)
5. For the Good Times #2 (Incomplete)
6. For the Good Times #2
7. For the Good Times #4
8. For the Good Times #5
9. El Paso (Fragment)
10. For the Good Times #6 (Incomplete)
11. For the Good Times #7
12. Johnny B. Goode
13. Always On My Mind #1 (Incomplete)
14. Always On My Mind #2 (Incomplete)
15. Always On My Mind #3
16. Separate Ways #1
17. Separate Ways #2
18. Proud Mary
19. Never Been to Spain
20. You Gave Me a Mountain (Incomplete)
21. Until it’s Time For Me to Go
22. Polk Salad Annie
23. Love Me

CD 6
RCA STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 31, 1972
1. All Shook Up
2. Heartbreak Hotel
3. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
4. Hound Dog
5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
6. A Big Hunk O’ Love #1
7. A Big Hunk O’ Love #2
8. See See Rider
9. For the Good Times #1
10. For the Good Times #2 (Incomplete)
11. For the Good Times #3
12. Funny How Time Slips Away
13. Burning Love
14. Help Me Make it Through the Night
15. Can’t Help Falling in Love
16. Young and Beautiful
17. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
18. Release Me
19. See See Rider
20. Proud Mary
21. Never Been to Spain
22. I, John
23. Bosom of Abraham
24. You Better Run
25. Lead Me, Guide Me
26. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God to Thee

BLU-RAY
ELVIS ON TOUR
Remastered film, 2010 re-edition
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