The Millbranch Music import record label announced the release of 'Tampa Wave'.
Publicity stated: Millbranch Music is back with its second release in 2022! After the overwhelming success of our recent CD / DVD set 'From Sea To Shining Sea' we were able to obtain more new and great 8mm footage plus a first generation audience recording from Elvis' April 1975 tour!
'Tampa Wave' is a 2-disc set: The CD includes Elvis' full performance of the evening show in Tampa, Florida (April 26, 1975), taken from the original tape which has been recorded by a by then “experienced” fan who had a great seat in the 5th row - and his recording equipment with him!
For our last two releases we have worked strictly with soundboard recordings, but since the Tampa show we got the original tape of is really a very good audience recording with a lot of information regarding the excitement of the crowd in the rather small building Elvis played in (7,500 in attendance), we decided to work with it on our brand new project. After all, Elvis-Fans would miss a lot if there were no audience recordings - some of them sound probably even better than quite a few dry sounding SB's - but that will always stay a matter of audible taste of course.
The DVD in our new set has a running time of almost 100 minutes and includes rare and high-quality 8mm-footage of the Tampa evening show from April 26, 1975 (the same as you can hear on the CD) and more impressions from the same tour with the concerts in Lakeland, FL (Evening show from April 27 and the show from April 28) and Atlanta from May 1st.
As a very special bonus the DVD contains an absolutely stunning performance from Elvis' concert in Richfield, filmed at his magnificent July 75' tour (July 18). The quality and length of the material we invested a lot of money in recently will blow you away! You will get 53 minutes from this show which is almost 80% of the whole performance.
Especially in the last two years, there have been a lot of releases which have shown some great 8mm footage on DVD. We appreciate this development because it makes it possible for fans to get a good look at what Elvis Presley concerts were like all through the 1970s and not only at the time-frames of 'TTWII', 'Elvis On Tour', 'Aloha From Hawaii' and 'Elvis In Concert', where Elvis-Fans can watch professional material of for many years already.
In the last couple of years more and more of the old private film-reels which seem to have remained hidden since the 1970´s showed up - reels that have been copied over and over and later put on rather bad video cassettes which have also been copied and copied over and over again, losing so much information with each ongoing copy. Nowadays, it is possible to work with those reels from back then, getting great results in terms of picture quality (at least in quite big parts) so we can see Elvis in all its glory on almost every tour and every Las Vegas engagement he did and taste a bit of the excitement from way back 45+ years ago.
Great times to be an Elvis-Collector! Make sure you´ll get your copy of our brandnew Millbranch release at your favorite dealer!
01 - Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 - See See Rider
03 - I Got A Woman / Amen
04 - Dialogue
05 - Love Me
06 - If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
07 - Love Me Tender
08 - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
09 - Help Me
10 - Burning Love
11 - Group Introductions
12 - What‘d I Say
13 - Drum Solo
14 - Bass Solo
15 - Piano Solo
16 - School Days
17 - My Boy
18 - T.R.O.U.B.L.E
19 - Hawaiian Wedding Song
20 - Let Me Be There
21 - An American Trilogy
22 - Can’t Help Falling In Love
23 - Closing Vamp