GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOUR MIND LUXOR 4931-1
-Opening Theme (Love Me Tender)
-Keep It Going (Voice)
-Going Back To Memphis Tomorrow (Voice)
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me -Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear /Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Rock medley: Long Tall Sally/Whole Lot-ta
Shakin' Goin' On/
Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop & Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
I Can't Stop Loving You
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Richmond, Virginia, March 18th 1974
I can't blame those guys from the Luxor company. They take a show from 1974 and bring it out on CD. After 1970, 1974 can be seen as one of the best Elvis' years ever. The sound is good, the label is
ok, the songs are great, but..... The problem is that more than once they released a show from 1974, and believe me, the man wasn't famous for his variety in songs in those years.
So that's the problem my friends, Elvis can be blamed for being boring here? No certainly not, but it is a fact that those shows really weren't very different from each other. The one and only
exemption on this golden rule may very well be the famous Memphis concert, two days later. He even was tempted to do a version of My Baby Left Me. And because of the fact the show was officially released by RCA,
people find it hard to imagine that Elvis was in an Olympic shape that day. Believe me, My Baby Left Me surely belongs to the rarities of the 70's.
So, no My Baby left Me this concert in Richmond, two days earlier, and that's a pity.
The big surprise of this CD would be the opening pieces where we get an idea how the shows back then were opened. Okay, admitted they're not from the same show (actually, they're from one year later),
but that's not the issue here.
'So, what the hell should I do with this CD?', I hear you ask. Just listen to it if you're poor in 1974 shows, because it's worth it. Good, show, nice cover, same old songs. Nothing new here.