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Artwork Alright, Okay, You Win
Here we have the artwork for the upcoming CD "Alright, Okay, You Win" by Straight Arrow, containing the Detroit, MI, September 29th, 1974 afternoon performance.
Hey Ftd,thats artwork! Ernie? u awake? didnt think so! Elvis in 74 was up and down from great to alful!
Apologies for mixing the great Dj Fontana up with the equally great Bill Black.
After just listening to College Park on the net and in bad need of cheering up, i was massively gladdened by what i heard. Okay its not official release material, but i feel Elvis was aware of that, so he let it hang out in front of a big crowd. For what it lacks in musical presentation sometimes, it more than compensates in Presence, Personality and humour. Duke Bardwell showed his weaknesses during Fever so i think Elvis was justified to be a little critical of him. DJ and Jerry Scheff, Duke ain't. Anyway its one of those shows, i guess, you just had to be there.
Have to agree with Uwe and Cisco. This show is average like many others and Elvis drives on autopilpot through most of the songs. In hindsight, 1974 should and could have been a year of massive changes in Elvis´life and career. When he wanted to, he still could rock the house like nobody else on earth, as the Memphis album clearly demonstrates. On the other side, everybody around Elvis and foremost he himself should have been alarmed about his state of health and psychic condition. For example, it´s very sad for me to listen to his performance September 28th at College Park, Maryland or his erratic dialogues during his summer engagement in Vegas. It´s plain obvious to me that boredom killed the king.
You're right, Ciscoking: a good one, not the best, but better, as many others. And for sure not that bad, as they talked about this Show... And the Artwork ist nice, Elvis in the Dragon-Suit: not very often on a Cover... For me, 1974 is the Year of very great differences... some Shows are outstanding, some makes me very sad: when you hear him, try to talk, and coudn't...A Year of Contradictions...
There are the rumors, and there's Cisko's opinion. I hope that he's right. I'd like to believe that the show is good for the simple reason that I'm a life long Elvis fan. Even if the rumors prove to be true, I guess that it doesn't matter to those that want to collect every piece of Elvis audio in existence. I'm not of that caliber. I like owning some of his concerts for the sake of posterity, i.e. the last concert. But mainly, I want to buy the concerts that are of high quality; the one's that never fail to entertain. I don't see this particular show in as being in that category.
Certainly apart from hearing the "infamous" Houston Summit show from 1976- THIS SHOW is the other remaining MOST CONTROVERSIAL SHOW....looking forward to being able to MAKE UP MY OWN MIND ...as to exactly 'how bad this show REALLY Sounds?!'Straight Arrow brought up the complete College Park 27rh Sept show - so its appropiate they bring us another controversy from 2 days later!`
I have listened to this concert thoroughly cause of the rumours surrounding it....A newsperson or someone like that once said Elvis was high as a kite and the show lasted only for 30 minutes...he fell out of the car before he entered the building and such bull..and I tell you..the show goes for 50 + minutes and Elvis could talk and sing as he did in many shows before..he sounds a bit sore..that`s all..the show is decent and pretty standard...perhaps not as good as the one from the next day in Southbend..but anyway..it is o.k..the sound is o.k., too and once more a bad rumour is proven wrong..for ages I have waited to get this "infamous" show..for us collectors another mystery is solved..,it fills a gap....if Straight Arrow managed to even improve the sound we can look forward to a nice release..what I have on tape already sounds good to my ears..
Nice Artwork and beautiful photos of Elvis in his dragon suit Jumpsuit. (when entertainers dressed to impress on stage) Loved his version of "Alright, okay, you win", even though it was brief and done "Live" on stage, on very few occassions. I am interested in this CD release.
I will wait until i receive this before making any judgement but Cisco's word is good enough for me.
Good show, good title, good artwork. Is anyone out there not interested in this release?
Bad show. Bad title. Bad artwork. Is anyone out there interested in this release?
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