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Never Ending Demand

Update March 13: the CDs below are postponed until April.

Here we have a press-release by Rainbow Records about 2 upcoming bootlegs:

To be released March 8, 2013: Rainbow Records proudly presents a new CD set (two separate cds) called “Never-Ending Demand” Vol. 3 + Vol. 4, featuring Elvis Presley´s complete performances of May 3, 1975 (Afternoon Show on Volume 3, Evening Show on Volume 4) at the Civic Center in Monroe, LA. Both shows have not been released on cd so far and will be presented in real good sound for an audience recording.
Although the “King” had turned 40 in January 1975, it seemed like there was never-ending demand for Elvis. Even during this tour (known as “Tour Number 13”) he had to play several shows in the same city to make people happy.
When the Colonel worked out the route for the tour, one of his rules was, that it didn‘t make sense to plan every day in advance. He contacted the management of venues and gave his O.K. to start selling tickets. In case the tickets sold like fresh bread, the management had the chance to ask for a second show, or if the demand was there, for a third one. During this tour, Elvis played 2 shows in Tampa, FL; the demand in Lakeland caused him to play a total of three gigs and to stay one more day than originally planned. Because of the huge demand in Atlanta where Elvis played three days in a row, there was no space for additional shows in Murfreesboro on April 29th.
That‘s the reason why the additional two shows had to be added to the end of the tour which resulted in an unusual travel road for the showgroup. The fans in Lake Charles, LA were fortunate enough to see two shows on one day and the fans in Monroe, LA were also blessed to see the Elvis show twice that historical May 3, 1975. And what the fans saw and heard this day was nothing less but great, as reporter J. P. Casey wrote in his May 4 “Monroe Morning World” article about the afternoon show: “…..when Presley really works at a number, such as How Great Thou Art, he is truly magnificent. And when he lets all the stops out on a number that has a good arrangement and full orchestra and backup vocals, such as Burning Love he is dynamite.”


Never Ending Demand Volume 3 -- Monroe 3.5.75 A/S

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06. Love Me Tender
07. All Shook Up
08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
09. Help Me
10. How Great Thou Art
11. Burning Love
12. Band Introductions
13. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton, instrumental)
14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin)
17. School Day
18. My Boy
19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (with false start)
20. Alfie (excerpt) / I'll Remember You
21. The Wonder Of You
22. Let Me Be There
23. An American Trilogy
24. Help Me Make It Through The Night
25. Funny How Time Slips Away
26. Can't Help Falling In Love
27. Closing Vamp / Announcements

Never Ending Demand Volume 4

Never Ending Demand Volume 4 -- Monroe 3.5.75 E/S

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know
06. Love Me Tender
07. All Shook Up
08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
09. The Wonder Of You
10. Help Me
11. Burning Love
12. Band Introductions
13. What'd I Say
14. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
16. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin)
17. School Day
18. Johnny B. Goode (full version)
19. Steamroller Blues
20. Help Me Make It Through The Night
21. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
22. I'll Remember You
23. Let Me Be There
24. An American Trilogy
25. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
26. Can't Help Falling In Love
27. Closing Vamp

Source: Email / Updated: Feb 27, 2013
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Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2013report abuse
Boxcar, I consider recording from shows like reading a transcription of a vivid lecture. Some lectures are very vivid and inspiring. They are a joy or uplifting. YET . . . when we read the literal text of the lecture, some parts seem unintelligent or unrelated. That's because tehre were interactions with the audience, which cannot be reviewed in the text per se.
The same is with recordings of live shows. ELVIS had quite some interaction with the audience. That's what it was all about: his music, his performance, his presence as individual interacting or jirking the audience present. The only ones whocan really value the performance are those actually present. Hence we read reports of fantastic shows, legendary etc. while the (poor) recordings miss that vibrant element. Shows were not for later listening. Shows are for those present. However I like the shows as I anticipate this element.
Coronel Parker (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2013report abuse
I'm totally agree with Boxcar's comment.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2013report abuse
It sounds funny but after 20 years of soundboards I come to the conclusion that they do Elvis no good. Meanwhile we have so many good audience-recordings and Elvis and the music sounds good on most of them. We have newspaper reviews of his shows saying "Elvis is a legend". But then comes the soundboard and all good is gone. I have hours of 1977 soundboards and I'll never play them again. But I have the "Adios" CD of his last concert and I love it. I love the sound, the atmosphere. I know friends who have the May 1973 mothers day show on FTD (Soundboard) and as an excellent audience-recording. Most of my friends prefere the audience recording. In the 90s I had 500+ audience shows on tape. And Elvis was the King for me, a legend. Proofen by many newspaper clips I had collected over the years. But after all these soundboards I ask myself how this nasal singing tired Elvis could become this legendary performer. Were the fans, the reporters and at the end myself all idiots? I don't think so. Listen to the multi-track recording "48 hours to Memphis". This shows Elvis and the music as it was ment to be heard. It's a well balanced recording which is a pleasure to hear. But as soon as you reach the bonus 'soundboard' recordings at the end ..it's no longer the same Elvis. Same week but totally different Elvis. These soundboards do something with the music. It's the same with soundboards from other artists. I know some by Freddy Mercury and other high-class singers. When it comes to soundboards they suddenly all sound like terrible amateurs in many cases. Clear but unbalanced and terrible on the ear. So I've learned after all these years of soundboard-enthusiasm that a perfect audience recording for me is more precious than a soundboard. So keep these new discovered tapes coming.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2013report abuse
Actually these would be worth getting as Ciscoking says.....but trouble i already had them on cdr for 15 years!~ good shows and nice to listen too certainly recommended if you have NOT got these fine shows!~
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2013report abuse
The shows are really fine entertainment and it`s nice to have both. The sound is better than on the cdr floating around since it is a very early generation copy taken from cassette tape and not x-times copied cdr....recommendable !!!
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2013report abuse
This would have made a nice 2-CD set , since they are both on the same day. - TCB
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2013report abuse
A couple of years ago I was in the States on a vacation and visited this coliseum in Monroe, LA. I searched in my elvis collection this evening and gave the 2cdr Riding the wave a spin, very nice concerts indeed. The sound on the cdr Riding the wave is quite good for an audience recording, so I decided not to buy the concerts again....

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