According to Ernst Jorgensen the two 1976 Chicago shows just announced by bootleg label Gravel Road of 14 & 15th October 1976 at the Chicago Stadium will be released on FTD this fall. This is inline with FTD's original policy and one of their defined purposes which was to help halt the proliferation of Elvis Bootlegs.
FIRST SHOW: 14.10.1976, Thursday (8:30 P.M.) Chicago, IL, Chicago Stadium. Synopsis: When Elvis stepped onstage Thursday night at the Chicago Stadium, the audience was in for a pleasant surprise. In a phone conversation with Red West, Elvis revealed that his painful colon condition had gone into remission. Thanks to this fortuitous circumstance, Elvis looked better than he had for several years. He was decked out in his Inca Gold Leaf suit, which had not been worn since 1974. And he gave a far better show than he had on earlier dates that year. This time he interacted with his audience a lot more, treating the proceedings with far less formality. The fans certainly enjoyed the chance to see a little bit more of his personality.
Tracklist: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Jailhouse Rock 08. All Shook Up 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 10. And I Love You So 11. Fever 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain (John Wilkinson, with false start) 15. What'd I Say (James Burton) 16. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo #1 (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 19. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans - Jerry Scheff, incomplete) 20. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 21. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 22. Love Letters 23. School Day 24. Hurt 25. Hurt (full reprise) 26. Love Me Tender 27. Hound Dog 28. Funny How Time Slips Away 29. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 30. Can't Help Falling In Love 31. Closing Vamp
Running time: 69:18
SECOND SHOW: 15.10.1976, Friday (8:30 P.M.) Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Stadium. Elvis' Friday night show had actually been scheduled to be the tour opener, with the Thursday night performance being added due to overwhelming demand. Wearing his Indian Feather Suit, Elvis sounds more confident than he had the night before.
Tracklist: 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Help Me (with false start) 08. Jailhouse Rock 09. All Shook Up10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 11. And I Love You So 12. Steamroller Blues 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15.What'd I Say 16. Johnny B. Goode 17. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 18. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 19. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 20. Electric Piano Solo(David Briggs) 21. Love Letters (incomplete) 22. School Day 23. Hurt (with reprise) 24. Hound Dog 25. It's Now Or Never 26. Blue Christmas 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp
Source: Ernst Jorgensen - Various / EpGold.com