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Movin' Mobile

Oct 24, 2004
Finally a show from the June 1975! No, this isn’t the right start for the review of this CD, since it seems to be the zillionth, we even have “A Capital Performance” of the same day. Is it still worth buying?

Design

As we are used to by now, the Madison design is in one word superb! Honest, describing liner notes are decorated with known and unknown pictures of the tour in a very tasteful lay-out. If only more releases were done in this high level…

Content

The show has about the same track list as all the others from this tour. The oldies gets the same rushed treatment and the same kind of jokes are made. Unfortunately it is – like the others of this tour – incomplete. The show starts with the ending of “I Got A Woman/ Amen”, and misses a part of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Overall it is a decent performance with much more listening pleasure than e.g. FTD’s recent “Closing Night”.
The two most remarkable tracks of the CD – next to the stereo bonus of “Let Me Be There” – are “Burning Love” and “Mystery Train/ Tiger Man”. The first gets a great rocking treatment, after Elvis first announced “Polk Salad Annie” (which was the alternate during this tour), correcting it to “Burning Love”, even the fact Elvis messed up the final verse couldn’t spoil this version. The medley is great as almost ever, proving Elvis could still bring some good old rock and roll if he wished to.
The sound of this Madison has (again) a bit “too much high” for our ears. Gladly we can correct that easily. At least it is a sound board “as is”, without added reverb or other irritating “mixing effects”.

Conclusion

“Movin’ Mobile” is a nice addition to the collection, if only because of the artwork, but it doesn’t stand out from all the other shows of this tour.
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Reactions

Rob Nelson (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 15, 2004report abuse
I have to repeat by stating the obvious: the artwork is fantastic! After all these years of enjoying great Elvis photobooks and LP cover art - Elvis cover art like this one still inspires me to say - Wow! All the power to Elvis in my opinion for making the decision to remain on the road tours, regardless of his "condition" as many refer here. A showman who rose above the situation to the last note. Thanks Elvis.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2004report abuse
This cover is one of the best I´ve ever seen ! I really love this one ! Unfortanally this gem is not availlable at my special store so if you think I´m nervous you are right. For those who long for other concert releases: Be patience ! I think they, Madison, will give it to us if they have it. As one comment says : It is never bad to have a concert from a good tour. And what a TOUR this was, just read the fabulous book from Christopher Brown.
Jefffirmin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2004report abuse
The shows I've heard from this tour sound very good. Elvis sounds and looks great and seems to be enjoying himself. Unfortunately. from this point onwards it was downhill with his shows becoming increasingly unconvincing as his bad habits took greater effect. If only it could have been different!
adamnyc (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2004report abuse
Hi All- Would love to get this CD- does anyone know where I can order it from- it is a must for my collection,Thanks!
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 2, 2004report abuse
Yes GREAT SHOW and worth buying for the Bonus 'Let Me Be There' alone! you can't have too many soundboards from a great tour!
Sal (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2004report abuse
The cover is brilliant and the same goes for all the photos inside. Elvis certainly looks in fine shape and looks very refreshed. The show is a joy to listen too, no silly 'medicated monologues' or weird behaviour, just Elvis sounding terrific, having fun and most of all producing a wonderful performance. Burning love is indeed a highlight, even Hound Dog gets a scream or two! Its so hard to imagine that he was gone just two years later. I wish he'd taken the last year or so off, it would have done him the world of good. Anyway, fab stuff, and great soundboard quality (maybe a bit too much 'high') yet much much better than 'Closing Night'
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2004report abuse
I love the Cover Artwork of this CD. The best I've ever seen yet.

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