Released by an unknown label (using the places of the coverts as “label”) are two CDs entitled “An Unforgettable Night In Baltimore” and “An Unforgettable Night In Little Rock”. Are these unforgettable releases?
The two CDs come is similar basic designs, with the same amount of information we get on the Follow That Dream releases; date, musicians and the track listing.
The CDs contain concerts recorded from the audience from November 9, 1971 in Baltimore and April 17, 1972 in Little Rock. We’ll skip the review of the content of the first CD (Baltimore 8.30 P.M.) right here because we can hardly hear Elvis. A pity since Stein Erik Skar’s “The concert Years” mentions this November tour received rave previews. Let’s hope we get a better quality release some day, until then this CD is for my concert archive only.
The April 17,1972 concert in Little Rock (8.30 P.M.) from Elvis’ fourth tour this year (April 5 to 19, 1972) is perhaps best known by fan because several concerts were filmed by Pierre Adidge and Robert Abel for the documentary “On Tour” which won a “Golden Globe” award for the best documentary in the USA. In Little Rock only the some activity surrounding an Elvis concert was filmed.
The CD opens with a few minutes of Jackie Kahane, but fortunately it doesn’t last too long before we get Elvis because Jacky can’t play an audience like Elvis can. Why he kept that man as part of his opening act?!? Only Elvis, or for that matter The Colonel, will probably know.
This concert comes in a slightly better audio quality so we actually tried to listen to the entire CD. But we started skipping through the songs to check if Elvis was on something relaxing because the songs sounded slower than we know Elvis delivered them in 1972. But probably the producers were on something relaxing, because the tape runs at a too slow. Therefor we turned it off, we like to enjoy listening to Elvis, not to be irritated. We didn’t even notice it listening to Jacky Kahane … his jokes were always slow.
Only one conclusion possible, use these CDs for coaster … although, with the hole in the middle they aren’t even fit for that … You’d rather stick to better sounding releases with basically the same material from the same tour.
Track listing "An Unforgettable Night In Baltimore":
2001 Theme - That's All Right - I Got A Woman / Amen - Proud Mary - Love Me Tender - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Polk Salad Annie - Johnny B. Goode - Love Me - Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - It’s Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Hound Dog - How Great Thou Art - Introductions - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Bridge Over Troubled Water - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Help Me Make It Through The Night - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp
Track listing "An Unforgettable Night In Little Rock":
Jackie Kahane Warm Up Act - 2001 Theme - C. C. Rider - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Gave Me A Mountain - Until It's Time For You To Go - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - How Great Thou Art - I Can't Stop Loving You - Love Me Tender - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - For The Good Times - American Trilogy - Funny How Times Slip Away - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp