CUT 'EM DOWN TO SIZE PEGASUS PG 060975
Track listing 58:29 minutes
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Memphis, June 10 1975)
See See Rider (Memphis, June 10 1975)
I Got A Woman/Amen (Memphis, June 10 1975)
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Why Me, Lord
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Jambalaya (Lake Charles, May 4 1975)
Elvis Cuts The Security Down To Size
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Can't Help Falling In Love
Jackson, June 9th 1975 (8:30 P.M. Show)
"Now don't be so rough on the people when they come down here, they're just coming down and get scarves, don't treat them like they're goin' to jail, goddamn it!"
This remark is the most spectacular happening on the evening of June 9th, 1975, in Jackson, Mississippi. The comment can be found on the CD Cut 'Em Down To Size, a soundboard recording in an imitation
Bilko longbox cover (and I'm just talking about the size of the sleeve).
This features mostly a complete Jackson show, the first three tracks are stolen from the DAE CD 'Let Me Take You Home' simply because they were not recorded. The shows were almost the same, so that's
understandable, but why steal out of the blue 'Jambalaya' from Fort Baxter's 'A Profile Box' ? Beats me. The booklet tries to let us know that this one's also recorded in Jackson, but due to a 'mistake' on the original tape, they
took the Lake Charles version here...
Elvis sounds just here and there inspired, and most of the time a talks himself through the show. A lot of songs are also done that way, and that's a pity. He seems to be irritated somehow.
And on the spare moments he seems to have found the right input, it goes wrong on another level.
Example: A very well done version of American Trilogy gets really infected and blown away by an instrumental orchestra solo, which is really out of tune!
His irritation really comes forward when Elvis remarks the security, as quoted above. He really gets lovely fresh with them when they send 'his' fans a little roughly back to their chairs.
Precisely one day later he's performing in Memphis and exactly one week after Jackson Elvis reports himself at the Baptist Memorial. The tour has ended.
Review by Taildragger.