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THE FINAL CURTAIN (BOXCAR) (Released 2011)
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Book / 6 DVDs / 6 CDs

A 400-page book with 6 CDs and 6 DVDs with hours of footage (also prev. unreleased) and soundboards (also new) all housed in a large and heavy beautiful box set. The book is packed with more than a thousand pictures, reviews and full text featuring all the tours. The layout is very nice, printed on silk paper and released as a hard-back book.

In essence, the CDs feature mainly the earlier tours, where as the DVDs focus on the later ones. The previously unreleased soundboards are coming from the shows of Orlando (February 15), Saginaw (May 3) and Madison (June 24).

The Madison show from June 24 is the only complete Elvis show from 1977 to exist on soundboard and also the last known soundboard recording concert of Elvis to be released. Although the tape suffered some damage, the sound quality is acceptable. Jerome "Stump" Munroe played drums instead of Ronnie Tutt this evening.

The 6 DVDs includes 8mm footage with more than 2 hours of unreleased footage. All material have been synced with correct sound. DVDs are dual-layered. Included is also 36 minutes of unreleased footage from Indianapolis.

The DVDs also includes the CBS TV-Special from October 1977, using a first generation copy of the TV Station broadcast. It has been re-mastered frame by frame.

The Omaha (June 19) and Rapid City (June 21) show comes from a tape source several generations better than previously released. Also restored and re-mastered frame by frame and including new - unreleased - footage from Rapid City, making this show practically complete. The new footage found from Omaha now makes this show 100% complete!


CD-1:
 - [West Palm Beach, FL (February 13, 1977)]

1. Little Sister
2. You Gave Me A Mountain
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
5. My Way
6. All Shook Up/Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
7. And I Love You So
8. Fever
9. Blueberry Hill
10. Hurt
11. Hound Dog
12. Jailhouse Rock
13. Can't Help Falling In Love
 - [St. Petersburg, FL (February 14, 1977)]
14. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
15. You Gave Me A Mountain
16. O Sole Mio*/It's Now Or Never
17. All Shook Up/Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
18. And I Love You So
19. Fever
20. My Way
21. Blueberry Hill
22. Love Letters
23. Introductions/School Days
24. Hurt
25. Hound Dog
26. Can't Help Falling In Love
27. Closing Vamp

CD-2:
 - [Orlando FL (February 15, 1977)]

01. Love Me
02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
03. You Gave Me A Mountain
04. O Sole Mio*/It's Now Or Never
05. All Shook Up/Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
06. Help Me
07. Big Boss Man
08. My Way
09. Introductions
10. Hurt
11. Hound Dog
12. Can't Help Falling In Love
 - [Columbia, SC (February 18, 1977)]
13. Release Me
14. Trying To Get To You
 - [Charlotte, NC (February 20, 1977)]
15. Fairytale
16. My Way
17. Moody Blue
18. How Great Thou Art
 - [Norman, OK (March 26, 1977)]
19. Blue Christmas
 - [Abilene, TX (March 27 1977)]
20. My Way
21. That's All Right
 - [Alexandria, VA (March 29, 1977)]
22. Bosom Of Abraham/You Better Run
 - [Alexandria, VA (March 30, 1977)]
23. And I Love You So
24. Fever
25. Hurt
 - [Kalamazoo, MI (April 26, 1977)]
26. Heartbreak Hotel
27. Blue Suede Shoes


CD-3:
 - [Montgomery, AL (February 16, 1977)]

01. You Gave Me A Mountain
02. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
03. Little Sister
04. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
05. My Way
06. Polk Salad Annie
07. Hurt
08. Hound Dog
09. Elvis Talks/Striptease
10. Where No One Stands Alone
11. Unchained Melody
12. Can't Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp
 - [Charlotte, NC (February 21, 1977)]
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight
14. Reconsider Baby
15. Love Me
16. Moody Blue
17. You Gave Me A Mountain
18. Jailhouse Rock
19. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
20. Little Sister
21. Teddy Bear/Donít Be Cruel
22. My Way
23. Release Me
24. Hurt
25. Why Me Lord

CD-4:
 - [Saginaw, MI (May 3, 1977)]

01. That's All Right
02. Trouble
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. Love Me
05. Happy Birthday To You
06. Hound Dog
07. Trying To Get To You
08. Jailhouse Rock
09. My Way
10. Little Sister
11. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
12. Help Me
13. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
14. Love Me Tender
15. Why Me Lord
16. Polk Salad Annie/Microphone Change Over
17. Polk Salad Annie
18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
19. Can't Help Falling In Love
 - [Toledo, OH (April, 23, 1977)]
20. Polk Salad Annie
 - [Duluth, MN (April 29, 1977)]
21. Big Boss Man
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water
 - [Chicago, IL (May 1, 1977)]
23. My Way
 - [Chicago, IL (May 2, 1977)]
24. Fairytale
25. My Way (Error. In reality Toledo, April 23 1977)

CD-5:
 - [Madison, WI (June 24, 1977)

01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman/Amen
03. Love Me
04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Jailhouse Rock
07. O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
08. One Night
09. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
10. And I Love You So
11. Danny Boy (S. Nielsen)
12. Walk With Me (S. Nielsen)
13. Love Me Tender
14. Introductions
15. Early Morning Rain
16. What'd I Say
17. Johnny B. Goode
18. Introductions Continued
19. I Really Don't Want To Know
20. Introductions Conclusion
21. Hound Dog
22. Introduction of Vernon Presley
23. Can't Help Falling In Love
24. Closing Vamp

CD-6:
 - [Indianapolis, IN (June 26, 1977)

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman/Amen
04. Love Me
05. Fairytale
06. You Gave Me A Mountain
07. Jailhouse Rock
08. O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never
09. Little Sister
10. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
11. Release Me
12. I Can't Stop Loving You
13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
14. Introductions
15. Early Morning Rain
16. What'd I Say
17. Johnny B. Goode
18. Introductions Continued
19. I Really Don't Want To Know
20. Introductions Conclusion
21. Hurt
22. Hound Dog
23. Special Thanks By Elvis
24. Can't Help Falling In Love
25. Closing Vamp
DVD-1:

May 22 1977 - Largo, MD - Capital Centre
May 23 1977 - Providence, RI - Civic Center
May 24 1977 - Augusta, ME - Civic Center
May 25 1977 - Rochester, NY - War Memorial
May 26 1977 - Binghampton, NY - Broome County Veterans Memorial
May 24 1977 - Binghampton, NY - Broome County Veterans Memorial
May 28 1977 - Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum
May 29 1977 - Baltimore, MD - Civic Center
June 1, 1977 - Macon, GA - Coliseum

DVD-2:

June 18 1977 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena
June 24 1977 - Madison, WI - Dane County Coliseum
June 25 1977 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum
June 26 1977 - Indianapolis, IN - Market Square Arena

BONUS FOOTAGE:

February 20 1977 - Charlotte, NC - Coliseum
May 1 1977 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Stadium
May 2 1977 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Stadium

DVD-3:

Omaha, NB (June 19, 1977)

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That's All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Love Me
Fairytale
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
How Great Thou Art
Introductions
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Introductions
I Really Don't Want To Know
Introductions
Hurt
Hound Dog
0 Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

DVD-4:

Rapid City, SD (June 21, 1977)

Backstage Footage
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That's All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
0 Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
My Way
Introductions
I Really Don't Want To Know
Introduction of Vernon Presley & Ginger Alden
Hurt
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

DVD-5:

ELVIS IN CONCERT (The CBS-TV-Special)

Opening Credits, Stage Setup and Arrival At Airport
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
That's All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Fansī Comments
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Fans Comments
How Great Thou Art
Fans Comments
Early Morning Rain
I Really Don't Want To Know
Introduction Of Vernon Presley & Ginger Alden
Hurt
Hound Dog
My Way
Can't Help Falling In Love (V. Presley Interview Inserted)
Closing Vamp
Special Message From Vernon Presley
Closing Credits

Bonus:

CBS TV Trailer (October 2, 1977)

DVD-6 (BONUS DVD):

"Elvis Is Dead"
A collection of news reports from local and major TV stations
on the passing of Elvis Presley, recorded in August 1977
 
 
 
Brief comments on the content:
CD-1 feature material previously found in similar sound on Coming On Strong and Cajun Tornado. The sound quality on the St. Petersburg show is better here.

CD-2 feature a new soundboard source for the Orlando show. Earlier some tracks have been released where only one of the binural channels were available. Also this CD contains bonus tracks. All of them previously released officially or on bootlegs.

CD-3 contains the Montgomery show from Feb. 16, previously available on Coming On Strong and the Charlotte show from Feb. 21. This last was first released on Moody Blue And Other Great Performances by Fort Baxter.

CD-4 sports a new soundboard, this time from Saginaw, May 3. It is an ok show, where Elvis opens with 'That's Allright, Mama' and also sings a few lines of 'Trouble', before launcing into a more familiar program. At the end of this disc even more bonus cuts from multi-track source have been added. Two of them are previously unreleased, namely 'Polk Salad Annie' from Toledo, April 23 and 'My Way' from Chicago, May 1. The CD also lists 'My Way' from the second Chicago show, but in reality it is the version from April 23 in Toledo, first released by Audionics on Springtime Tours '76 '77.

Another brand new soundboard is found on CD-5. This time an almost complete recording. Unfortunately this is one of the poorest shows I have ever heard Elvis perform. He is totally out of energy. The sound quality is acceptable, and it is worth noting that Jerome Munroe plays drums.

CD-6 contains the all too familiar audience recording of Elvis' last show ever. The sound quality is very good for this kind of source.

The DVD's contains hours of amateur footage from mainly May and June 1977. Some of it is in very good quality. Especially one camera angle on the Cincinatti show stands out, while most the of Providence concert comes in great - overall - quality.

The complete CBS recording of both Omaha and Rapid City shows are here. The quality is very good, and leaps better than seen before. The edit is ok, although the selection of camera angle on 'Unchained Melody' is annoying. It manages to miss the biggest moment of the song, where Elvis looks at Charlie Hodge with an unmistakingly look. Also, I do not approve the choice of using 'My Way' from Elvis By The Presley. The original edit is much better in my view.

The last DVD contains a selction of news and comments from TV around the time Elvis died.

All in all a breathtaking delivery from the producers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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