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Holding Back The Years VERSUS A New Kind Of Rhythm!
Holding Back The Years (DAE) [March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm)]
- a nearly complete (mixed down to mono) soundboard recording of very good sound quality;
- 23 tracks in total, with the final announcements faded out after "Elvis Has Left The Building";
- the majority of the incomplete introductions are presented as a single track (running for 5 min. 09 sec.), with "School Day" to follow;
- after Elvis introduces JD Sumner and the Stamps we hear him say, "On the lead guitar from Shreveport, Louisiana is James Burton" and "What'd I Say" follows;
- the introductions of Kathy Westmoreland, John Wilkinson, and Charlie Hodge are missing;
- presented in a classy, three-panel digipak featuring a good portion of photographs taken during the Cincinnati evening show. With the basic show, musicians, crew and venue information also included.
Running time: 59 min. 23 sec.
A New Kind Of Rhythm! (Madison) [March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm)]
- a nearly complete show presented "as recorded, in Living Binaural";
- the sound quality is improved when compared to "Holding Back The Years," the recording is brighter, clearer and richer but with more distortion and hiss noticeably audible;
- 30 tracks in total, with the last one being the lengthy after-show announcements (by the late Al Dvorin) running for over 3 minutes;
- the band member introductions are still incomplete (and span eight tracks);
- the introductions of Kathy Westmoreland, John Wilkinson, and Charlie Hodge are still missing;
- the recording should have been speed corrected as it runs a little over 2% too fast (see below);
- fantastic design and artwork (a 16-page booklet, full of excellent concert photos, informative liner notes plus the pictures and story of the March 26, 1976 car accident that Elvis witnessed);
Running time: 61 min. 03 sec.
- it was Larrie Londin and not Ronnie Tutt on drums that night (Londin's first name is misspelt as Larry on "Holding Back The Years")
- Shane Keister is the piano player;
- after the full reprise of "Hurt" Elvis makes an "important announcement" (a woman has to report to a First Aid room), which did not happen too often during his concerts;
Detailed running time differences:
|"Holding Back The Years"||"A New Kind Of Rhythm!"|
|23. Closing Vamp 1 min. 34 sec.||29. Closing Vamp 1 min. 14 sec.|
|(incl. the "Elvis Has Left The Building" announcement)||30. Final Announcements 3 min. 10 sec|
"Holding Back The Years"
|01. Also Sprach Zarathustra||23. Closing Vamp (incl. "Elvis Has Left...") 59 min. 23 sec.|
"A New Kind Of Rhythm!"
|01. Also Sprach Zarathustra||30. "Elvis Has Left The Building" (excl. announcements) 58 min. 01 sec.|