FTD really treated us in 2015 (not as bad as the main label thou)! Just before Christmas they gave us the pleasure of more 1976 shows (again). This time it's the last double date in his career: the afternoon and evening show in Huntsville on September 6.
The 'design' reminds me of the early PC days when everybody started to make his own covers. "Here we have another font, let's use it!" in other words: there is no consistency at all. They can't help Elvis was looking like he was, a parody of himself, just not as bad as most impersonators, but the presentation certainly did not hide that fact.
The soundquality of both shows is pretty good. Too bad the same can't be said of the shows. Don't get me wrong, it's much better than that Texas thing we got recently, but still. Automatic pilot, weak versions of songs, but at least he could carry most of the tunes this time and he was not 'sleeptalking'.
The notes I made during listening tell me enough: not much worth noting. When Fairytale is one of the highlights of the show it can't be really great. And I noted that on both shows. The negative highlight during the afternoon show was the clavinet solo during the (oh so boring) intros. In the evening show that solo was beaten by Sherrill 'Singing Saw' Nielsen. He should be imprisoned for rape, this time of a minor: Danny Boy. The other differences are the replacement of One Night by Fever. Both were not special, so it was lead for old iron, to speak with Louis van Gaal. In the evening Elvis also added Blue Christmas by request (even after protests by others) and an okay version of Mystery Train/ Tiger Man.
For completists only, if you want to enjoy a real great live show, go back with me to Star club in Hamburg, Germany in the wonderful year of 1964...