Trying To Get To You - The Live Comparison Series Volume 5

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Trying To Get To You - The Live Comparison Series Volume 5

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Hey folks, Leon's got a new Live Comparison Video up and running. This time it's 'Trying to Get to You'. Good one Leon :D




More commonly sung in concert by Elvis from the start of 1974, "Trying To Get to You" was sung live by Elvis in the 70's at least twice previous to 1974, on 11 August 1971 during a Vegas Dinner show, and this, the first known live 70's version from Los Angeles, on 14 November 1970.

The original studio master was recorded by Elvis, when just 20 years old, on 11 July 1955 in Memphis' Sun Studios, but he had already tried to record it sometime during February, but this version is still as yet unreleased.
In later years, the song would often be a good guide as to how well Elvis was singing, and to the quality of the show as it showed off Elvis' considerable vocal power at the chorus. Unlike many of his hits from the 50's, it was almost always sung with full commitment and rarely rushed.

The first live 70's version, performed at The Forum in Los Angeles, is also about a minute shorter than subsequent live versions, which would commonly be over three minutes in duration.

Also included in this volume is the 1971 version, the wonderful version from 20 March 1974 in Memphis, a rare 1975 version from Houston on 5 June 1975 and the New Years Eve 1976 version from Pittsburgh.

Originally filmed by the CBS cameras as part of the filming of the 1977 TV special, the final live version, from the second of the two shows which was filmed in Rapid City on 21 June 1977 did not make it into the final edit and has never been officially released.
In order to improve the sound quality, the original CBS audio has been replaced where possible by I have used RCA's own master recording from the show which was originally released on the accompanying album 'Elvis In Concert'
As with all of these videos, to get the most out of the audio, Leon recommends use ear /headphones and turn the volume up as much as you dare!
1971 - an awesome year of music and films !
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The versions from June 27, 1968 will always be my favorites.

As for the '70s versions, March 20, 1974 is the one I prefer.
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Rob wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:11 pm
The versions from June 27, 1968 will always be my favorites.

As for the '70s versions, March 20, 1974 is the one I prefer.
For me it's june 21 1977 rapid city.
1971 - an awesome year of music and films !