Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

By ElvisNews.com/ LexOct 1, 2013
Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

With a “little” delay the 2LP set of the 1974 show in Memphis arrived last week, being FTD’s most recent outing on vinyl.

Design

I saw quite some complaints about the cover. I do actually like it more than the original, which didn’t fit the content at all. Usually RCA put live pictures on studio album, and now they had a live album they put a photo of is house on it?! The venue, okay, but they should have saved the Graceland pic for From Elvis Presley Boulevard. Maybe it’s not the best picture to be found, but again, I see not much wrong in it and like the whole presentation, with the original reviews at the inside.

Content

We all know the content by heart now, I suppose. First we got the incomplete thing with ridiculous audience mixes on the original LP, then we got a good bootleg on one of the best bootleg labels ever and finally FTD came with the complete show on CD. Now we have it on vinyl too. Being the vinyl lover I am I tend to think it sounds better than the CD version, especially noticed in the separation of (background) voices. The difference is not as big as in some other cases thou, maybe because it is a live recording.

Conclusion

A nice collectable, giving that great feeling of having good vinyl in your hands… and a real cover!

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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2013report abuse
Well its ftd,who knows,maybe reidel mastered it? wouldnt that be neat?
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2013report abuse
This review is quite short and the content of the release is familiar. But still I wonder why it has only 5 reactions... I have just purchased this release and I am very happy with the look and feel of it, but I haven't had the chance to play it yet (need to buy me a new record player). I expected to find more comments on the sound compared to the original release/CD-version, the design, the experience of having the concert spread on 4 sides instead of 2 etc...
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 2, 2013report abuse
Maybe Charlie could have handed out the scarves between songs while Elvis rested and drank more water.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 5, 2013report abuse
I'm so bored about Jerome's comments... Please, let us know something serious about Elvis, dear Jerome!!!
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2013report abuse
Good idea Jerome, actually they should have let Charlie sing lead, like he did on the latest CBS recordings LOL.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2013report abuse
More Charlie...?
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2013report abuse
You can tell he was in his hometown by the way he performs full excitement. Also Charlie was at his best that evening. The way he handed those scarves and sang harmony. Instead of mixing the audience into the record, RCA should have mixed more Charlie into it..

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