Twenty-eight years to the day that Elvis performed at the Broome County Veterans memorial Arena a CD containing that concert is released as a limited edition CD.
The producers from the Graceland Records label did a good job on the design, especially knowing how Elvis looked in May 1977. The cover contains a good shot of our man, inside the booklet we find several more good on and off-stage pictures and very enthusiastic liner notes. We were told the cover should have contained an orange sticker, but that somehow got lost.
This release is an unreleased audience recording. The audio has been restored, and that is audible. For an audience recording this release is listenable, but Elvis and the band are in the back of the sound spectrum.
The show itself is a reasonable one. It sound like Elvis didn’t need to do much to do get the crowd up and screaming. Almost straight from the start the audience joined in singing, clapping and screaming, and some women apparently in extract judging the sound of their screams. The enthusiasm has an effect on Elvis; he reacts and delivers some good versions of classics like “Bridge Over Troubled Water”(although he breaks it up right after the start), “Early Morning Rain”, “Hurt” and "Unchained melody", no standard medleys. Elvis voice isn't what we want him to sound like, a little too much Sherril Nielsen in it, but he makes the effort. The band introductions are way too long again, but with the performance Elvis gives in this one hour concert he probably needed the recovery time.
A well designed package with an above par performance for 1977 in good audio quality regarding the audience recording the producers had to work with.