July 1, 2014 – 4:54 am

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Hurt First Time In Johnson City [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City, Tennessee; March 17, 1976. Mix of soundboard and audience recordings. Very good audio.

Benny Patrick of the Johnson City Press-Chronicle:

No doubt about it. Elvis Presley is still the king. Forty-one years old and though far from fat, definitely heavier than his posters and promotional photos would have you believe, Elvis still packs them in. The amazing thing about it is that with tickets priced at $10 and $12.50, Elvis still puts on a show that gives the audience its money’s worth. Persons leaving last night’s concert at Freedom Hall Civic Center didn’t complain about the price of the tickets, much less the quality of the show…

Last night’s performance was a far cry from the mid-1950s performances, with the exception that Elvis gave the audience what it came for. The concert was more like an entertaining Billy Graham revival than any of the rock concerts that have been help at the Civic Center recently. In comparison to performances by current rock groups, the Elvis show was unbelievably clean-cut. And his gyrations seemed mild, indeed, after, for instance, the antics of Alice Cooper. He even did a version of America The Beautiful with a recitation.

Thanks to mjs820 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

mjs820 noted: “I boosted the volume 3.5 dB on the right channel of the audience tracks to more closely match the left. I also removed a very tiny blip between 2:06 and 2:07 of Track 26 and added a slight fade-down to the end of the last track.”

Artwork posted at elvisdvdcovers.com.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:31 (881k)
Track 02. CC Rider 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 6:47 (11.4MB)
Track 04. Love Me 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 06. Trying To Get To You 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 07. All Shook Up 2:08 (3.6MB)
Track 08. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 2:19 (3.9MB)
Track 09. Until It’s Time For You To Go 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 10. Hurt 1:58 (3.3MB)
Track 11. Polk Salad Annie 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 12. Introductions 1:53 (3.2MB)
Track 13. Guitar Solo (What’d I Say) (James Burton) 1:05 (1.8MB)
Track 14. Drum Solo (Larry Londin) 0:56 (1.6MB)
Track 15. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 0:57 (1.6MB)
Track 16. Piano Solo (What’d I Say) (Shane Keister) 1:12 (2.0MB)
Track 17. Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) 1:28 (2.5MB)
Track 18. School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 0:56 (1.6MB)
Track 19. And I Love You So 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 20. How Great Thou Art 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 21. Love Me Tender 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 22. Let Me Be There 2:35 (4.4MB)
Track 23. America The Beautiful 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 24. Heartbreak Hotel 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 25. Hound Dog 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 27. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 28. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You 2:07 (3.6MB)
Track 29. Closing Vamp/Announcements 2:25 (4.1MB)
71 mins

Tracks 01-19 - soundboard
Tracks 20-29 - audience

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  1. 5 Responses to “ELVIS PRESLEY - JOHNSON CITY 1976”

  2. Oi oi the fat man hasn’t left the building yet.

    By Tony on Jul 3, 2014

  3. Thanks for this KING recording…

    By peter van noort on Jul 10, 2014

  4. Thank you. This is sad, but there are still a few moments that remind you why Elvis is The King.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jan 17, 2016

  5. I have tried to listen to Elvis’s 70’s concerts but the performances are mostly uninspired and lacklustre, and the set-list always leaves a lot to be desired. His “Comeback Special” was the pinnacle to my ears.

    By Elvez on Jan 17, 2016

  6. unfortunately it was a slow decline after the majestic height of the ‘68 comeback.

    By barth on Jan 17, 2016

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