Released by the Straight Arrow label is the CD “Tennessee Starlight”, did it hit bull’s eye?
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.
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.
For a well packed audience recording this Straight Arrow release hit bull’s eye.
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.