Released January 27th 2023
RCA/Legacy Recordings Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s monumental
1972 concert trek with Release of Comprehensive Elvis On Tour Box Set on Friday,
Seven-Disc Set Includes Unreleased Recordings from Three Elvis Concerts plus San
Antonio Concert Remixed, Pre-Tour Rehearsals and Complete Golden Globe Winning
MGM Film on Blu-ray
August 12, 2022-New York, NY–RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music
Entertainment, will release the Elvis On Tour box set, a newly-compiled 50th anniversary celebration of
Presley's monumental 1972 concert trek (premiering unreleased live and studio material), on Friday,
Fans can get their first taste of Elvis On Tour when the previously unreleased "Burning Love (Rehearsal
2)," recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood in March 1972, becomes available on all
A seven-disc set, with the audio selections available in digital and physical configurations, the Elvis On
Tour box set includes six audio discs (premiering previously unreleased Elvis concert performances and
studio rehearsals) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Blu-ray edition of the MGM Film, "Elvis On
Tour," winner of Best Documentary Film at the 30th Golden Globes Awards in 1973 and the last feature
film starring Elvis Presley to be released during the artist's lifetime.
RCA/Legacy's 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 1 was recorded live on April 9, 1972, at Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, and contains
all previously unreleased material.
Disc 2 was recorded live on April 10, 1972, at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, and contains all
previously unreleased material.
Disc 3 was recorded live on April 14, 1972, at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, and
contains all previously unreleased material.
Disc 4 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 5 features the tour rehearsals, recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, on
March 30 and 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 (Follow That Dream CD 2004) and 6363 Sunset Boulevard (Follow That Dream CD 2001) as
well as The Great Performances (RCA 1990).
Disc 6 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 (RCA 2CD 1994).
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. According to Zanes: "The set lists and the
performances of the Elvis On Tour period bring a rare thing: a fifties legend working in the early
seventies who was still taking his audiences to new places….The core band, including Ronnie Tutt, James
Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge, the Sweet Inspirations, J.D.
Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, and an orchestra led by Joe Guercio, had gotten to a place at which Elvis
could inject spontaneity, allowing the arena shows to have a measure of the unexpected…. 1972 was a
year of one-hundred-sixty-five performances. In Jorgensen's words, it was a 'climax of his career.' While
the '68 Comeback Special marked the significant point at which Presley returned to live performance,
1972 was the year in which the artist revealed most completely what he wanted to do with the creative
energy such a return kicked off."
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
The RCA/Legacy Elvis On Tour box set includes the songs:
See See Rider • I Got A Woman / Amen • Never Been To Spain •You Gave Me A Mountain • Until
It's Time For You To Go • Polk Salad Annie •Love Me • All Shook Up • (Let Me Be Your) Teddy
Bear / Don't Be Cruel •Are You Lonesome Tonight? • I Can't Stop Loving You • Hound Dog
•Bridge Over Troubled Water • Suspicious Minds • For The Good Times • An American Trilogy •
Love Me Tender • A Big Hunk O' Love • How Great Thou Art • Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Performed by
The Stamps) •Lawdy, Miss Clawdy • Can't Help Falling In Love • Proud Mary •Heartbreak Hotel •
It's Over • Funny How Time Slips Away • Burning Love •Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) •
Johnny B. Goode • Always On My Mind • Separate Ways • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
•Help Me Make It Through The Night • Young And Beautiful •I, John • Bosom Of Abraham • You
Better Run • Lead Me, Guide Me • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Nearer My God To Thee