The new release of the Madison label brings us another incomplete show from the June 1975 show. This time it’s the afternoon show of June 8 in Jackson. The evening show was already released by Madison on “A Capital Performance”.
As usual Madison shows they have the most talented designer by far. This includes both BMG and all other bootleg labels. The booklet has informative liner notes and a great bunch of live shots from this tour. Behind the CD is a great action shot of Elvis in the Graceland gardens, unfortunately a bit unclear.
The show gets its title from Elvis’ reactions on a bunch of flies that seems to attack the stage. Elvis is in a very good mood, joking and referring to the flies over and over again, even changing lyrics. The set is quite usual for this tour. Elvis is teasing the audience near the end, making three false starts on Fever and then announces they won’t do the song, but “have to sort it out for tonight’s show” (which he didn’t). Unfortunately there is a bit too much high in the recording, which gets pretty irritating during the second part (especially on Funny How Times it is very noticeable). Also the missing parts are annoying, but at least Madison gives a clear warning in both the booklet and tracklist on the back.
A collector’s only release, not outstanding regarding sound, but Elvis in a very talkative and good mood. In the middle of the poor releases we get nowadays, Madison proofs they still stand out.
I Got A Woman / Amen ( incomplete ) - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band - Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) - Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, orchestra - School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art (with two reprises) - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - Little Darlin' - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Fever (two false starts only) - Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.