Legacy announces ‘Elvis on Tour’ box set with previously unreleased material

Set contains previously unreleased live and studio material

RCA/Legacy Recordings has announced the release of Elvis On Tour, a newly-compiled 50th anniversary 6 CD/1 Blu-ray box set of Presley’s monumental 1972 concert trek that includes 145 tracks, including 91 previously unreleased live and studio material. The set will be available December 2nd and includes six CDs with previously unreleased Elvis concert performances and studio rehearsals and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray edition of the MGM Film, Elvis On Tour, Presley’s last feature film during his lifetime.

The labels have shared “Burning Love (Rehearsal 2),” which was recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood in March 1972 as the first taste of the unreleased material.

The Elvis On Tour box set is produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Memphis-based producer Matt Ross-Spang. The original recordings were made by Felton Jarvis and Al Pachucki.

Disc one was recorded live on April 9, 1972, at Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, and contains all previously unreleased material.

Disc two was recorded live on April 10, 1972, at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, and contains all previously unreleased material.

Disc three was recorded live on April 14, 1972, at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, and contains all previously unreleased material.

Disc four was recorded live on April 18, 1972, at Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, and includes previously released material from 2003’s Elvis: Close-Up box set, remixed for this release.

Disc five features the tour rehearsals, recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, on March 30-31, 1972. The disc is comprised primarily of previously unreleased tracks in addition to performances previously available on the official Elvis Presley collector’s releases Elvis On Tour – The Rehearsals from the 2004 Follow That Dream CD, and 6363 Sunset Boulevard 2001 Follow That Dream CD as well as The Great Performances released in 1990.

Disc six completes Elvis’ rehearsals with his band at RCA Recordings Studios with performances recorded March 31, 1972. The disc includes previously unreleased takes on Kris Kristofferson’s “For The Good Times” as well as performances previously available only on 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Elvis On Tour – The Rehearsals and Amazing Grace.

As Elvis Presley’s national tour played to sold out secondary markets across the country in 1972, Elvis was enjoying himself on-stage and finding electrifying new ways of connecting to audiences at every show. Working with a band and set lists of his choosing, Elvis was channeling the music he loved most–from pop and gospel and traditional country to blues and rock and contemporary hits–while transforming his own greatest hits with fresh arrangements, turning nostalgia into an unforgettable concert experience packed with immediacy.

Award-winning filmmakers Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel (Mad Dogs & Englishmen) went on the road with Elvis Presley and his band with all-access passes, cameras and crew to chronicle the King of Rock & Roll at his on-stage peak in MGM’s Elvis On Tour documentary film. The film captures Elvis, the human being driving the myth, behind-the-scenes backstage with his eyes open and his defenses down. According to MGM’s original press release, the Elvis On Tour film “offers the first intimate look at the enigmatic country boy who became the world’s most celebrated musician.” Both documentary and concert film, Elvis On Tour features montage sequences supervised by Martin Scorsese. The film was released on November 1, 1972.

The Elvis On Tour box set includes fascinating behind-the-scenes liner notes by Jerry Schilling, a longtime personal friend and member of Elvis’ inner circle.

The set also features an illuminating essay by rock historian/musician Warren Zanes, founding member of The Del Fuegos and Professor at New York University.

A definitive portrait of the artist in 1972, the Elvis On Tour box set arrives in the wake of the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic big-screen drama, Elvis, from filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, starring Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ longtime manager and technical advisor.

6 CD/1 Blu-ray

CD 1 – April 9, 1972 – Hampton Roads

1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) 1:20
2. See See Rider 3:12
3. I Got A Woman / Amen 2:59
4. Never Been To Spain 3:34
5. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:30
7. Polk Salad Annie 3:03
8. Love Me 1:38
9. All Shook Up 1:06
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:11
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2:42
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:26
13. Hound Dog 1:29
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:08
15. Suspicious Minds 5:19
16. For The Good Times 3:08
17. Introductions 1:29
18. American Trilogy 4:54
19. Love Me Tender 2:41
20. A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:05
21. How Great Thou Art 2:54
22. Sweet, Sweet Spirit 2:46
23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 2:11
24. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:42
25. Closing Vamp 1:46

CD 2: April 10, 1972 – Richmond

1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) 1:17
2. See See Rider 3:00
3. Proud Mary 2:44
4. Never Been To Spain 3:37
5. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:32
7. Polk Salad Annie 2:51
8. Love Me 2:00
9. All Shook Up 1:01
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 1:49
11. Heartbreak Hotel 2:05
12. Hound Dog 1:21
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:12
14. Love Me Tender 1:43
15. It’s Over 2:18
16. Suspicious Minds 4:47
17. Introductions 1:59
18. For The Good Times 3:06
19. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:24
20. American Trilogy 4:17
21. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 2:41
22. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:41
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:41
24. Closing Vamp 1:50

CD 3: April 14, 1972 – Greensboro

1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) 1:14
2. See See Rider 3:09
3. Proud Mary 2:44
4. Never Been To Spain 3:37
5. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:15
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:37
7. Polk Salad Annie 3:15
8. Love Me 1:36
9. All Shook Up 1:01
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:27
11. Hound Dog 1:31
12. Heartbreak Hotel 1:50
13. A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:00
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:14
15. Suspicious Minds 4:46
16. Love Me Tender 1:38
17. Introductions 1:23
18. For The Good Times 3:05
19. American Trilogy 4:45
20. Burning Love 2:46
21. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) 3:04
22. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:50
23. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:40
24. Closing Vamp 1:49

CD 4: April 18, 1972 – San Antonio

1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) 1:20
2. See See Rider 2:52
3. Proud Mary 2:32
4. Never Been To Spain 3:36
5. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:13
6. Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:29
7. Polk Salad Annie 3:05
8. Love Me 1:38
9. All Shook Up 1:01
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 1:46
11. Heartbreak Hotel 1:45
12. Hound Dog 1:25
13. How Great Thou Art 2:54
14. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:28
15. Love Me Tender 1:39
16. Suspicious Minds 4:21
17. Introductions 1:17
18. For The Good Times 3:23
19. Burning Love 2:02
20. American Trilogy 4:44
21. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:09
22. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:46
23. Closing Vamp 1:22

CD 5: March 30 & 31, 1972. Rehearsals at RCA’s studio

1. Burning Love (incomplete) 2:14
2. Burning Love 3:34
3. Burning Love 3:36
4. For The Good Times (incomplete) 1:12
5. For The Good Times (incomplete) 3:00
6. For The Good Times 4:39
7. For The Good Times 4:03
8. For The Good Times 4:34
9. El Paso (fragment) 0:52
10. For The Good Times (incomplete) 3:04
11. For The Good Times 3:29
12. Johnny B. Goode 4:56
13. Always On My Mind (incomplete) 1:46
14. Always On My Mind (incomplete) 2:15
15. Always On My Mind 4:25
16. Separate Ways 3:26
17. Separate Ways 4:34
18. Proud Mary 2:52
19. Never Been To Spain 3:57
20. You Gave Me A Mountain (incomplete) 1:21
21. Until It’s Time For Me To Go 3:59
22. Polk Salad Annie 2:51
23. Love Me 2:37

CD 6: March 31, 1972. Rehearsals at RCA’s studio

1. All Shook Up 1:12
2. Heartbreak Hotel 2:13
3. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 1:57
4. Hound Dog 1:26
5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 5:27
6. A Big Hunk O’Love 2:09
7. A Big Hunk O’Love 2:30
8. See See Rider 3:03
9. For The Good Times 3:22
10. For The Good Times (incomplete) 1:30
11. For The Good Times 3:37
12. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:41
13. Burning Love 6:11
14. Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:57
15. Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:08
16. Young And Beautiful 3:16
17. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 2:28
18. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) 2:38
19. See See Rider 2:31
20. Proud Mary 2:45
21. Never Been To Spain 3:46
22. I, John 2:22
23. Bosom Of Abraham 0:53
24. You Better Run 2:06
25. Lead Me, Guide Me 2:39
26. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus/Nearer My God To Thee 3:59

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