Tennessee Starlight

By ElvisNews.com / KeesJul 23, 2006
Tennessee Starlight
Released by the Straight Arrow label is the CD “Tennessee Starlight”, did it hit bull’s eye? Design The design standard set by the Madison label is followed by more and more import labels. Also by the Straight Arrow label, this release comes with a full color 16 pages booklet containing a lot of images from the actual concert, a good review of the concert, placing it in historical perspective, and facts on February 1977 tour. Content This release contains a remastered audience recording, but we must say, the person who remastered the tape knew what he was doing, it sounds good. We must actually say that the same goes for Elvis. Although only a few months before his last concert this performance in his home state is o.k. to listen too. After an energetic opening with “C C Rider” and the “I Got A Woman / Amen” medley he wins over the audience. He delivers some o.k. versions of his personal favorites “You Gave Me A Mountain”, “My Way” (reading the lyrics, a sign the theme of the song was nearer to him than the world expected) and a surprisingly energetic version of “Polk Salad Annie”. After that Elvis knows what to do, “Wise men know, when it’s time, time to go…” and so he does. Conclusion For a well packed audience recording this Straight Arrow release hit bull’s eye. Tracklist : 01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (" 2001 A Space Odyssey " theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me ( Let Me Know ) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock ( with false start ) - 08. O Sole Mio ( by Sherrill Nielsen ) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Little Sister - 10. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. My Way - 12. Band Introductions - 13. Early Mornin' Rain - 14. What'd I Say - 15. Johnny B. Goode - 16. Drums Solo - 17. Bass Solo ( Blues ) - 18. Piano Solo - 19. Love Letters - 20. School Day - 21. Hurt ( with reprise ) - 22. Danny Boy ( by Sherrill Nielsen) - 23. Walk With Me ( by Sherrill Nielsen ) - 24. Polk Salad Annie - 25. Introduction of Miss Tennessee Terry Alden - 26. Can't Help Falling In Love - 27. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
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sohigh (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2007report abuse
I highly recommend this CD. Great!
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2006report abuse
i've been hunting for years for some bootlegs from the 90's. and because of a lot of luck and patience, I succeeded to track them down for my collection, some on cd-r, but that does not bother me. I refuse to pay 80 euros for an old bootleg... What i am saying, if I doubt the quality of the particular cd, I'm looking for the results of the cd on the internet and take a look in the book "the concert years" , then I decide to buy it whether or not. if you are really doing your best you can buy the original bootlegs for a fair price, but you must be lucky and know who to contact to get those cd's. So that's why i'm looking forward to hear the next release 'going back in time" Orlando 15/2 1977. I'm a die hard elvis fan, but surely not a completist. i do not have that much space left in my cd rack!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2006report abuse
Ronald, although I can understand your point if you are one of the completists (I stopped being one a while ago), but less lucky people who missed the original releases of those re-releases might be happy with them. I'm not waiting for either... more audience recordings or re-releases. In this special case I won't fall since I can't imagine that the combination of audience recording and 1977 can give me any more pleasure.
murthy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2006report abuse
This CD is absolutly great ! A must have for an Elvis fan Elvis is in a very good mood and the show is tip top !
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2006report abuse
that's what i like to hear kees! the other releases from this label are worthwile too. i bet the people who made this release possible are real elvis fans! thet bring a new and a good show and make the best possible audio quality under these circumstances. better than these re releases over and over again, there only trying to fill their pockets so full and quick as possible!

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