Elvis The Concert Lineup 2005

Following is the song lineup the 2005 tour. There are a few song changes since the last few tours. The big change is that the Aloha from Hawaii and '68 Comeback material used in the show benefits from the excellent remastering work that was done for the new DVD compilations released in 2004. The line up is almost the same as 2003 but here are the replacements: Act 1 Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey/Opening Vamp See See Rider (Aloha) Burning Love (Aloha) Steamroller Blues (Aloha) Love Me (Aloha) I Can't Stop Loving You (Aloha) Elvis introduces the cast. Johnny B. Goode (Aloha) You Gave Me a Mountain (Aloha) That's All Right (TTWII) Hound Dog (TTWII) Don't Be Cruel (TTWII) Heartbreak Hotel (TTWII) Are You Lonesome Tonight (TTWII) All Shook Up (TTWII) Blue Suede Shoes (TTWII) Love Me Tender (TTWII) In the Ghetto (TTWII) Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Performed by The Stamps Quartet with intro by Elvis from "Elvis on Tour") How Great Thou Art (Elvis performance audio is his Grammy-winning Memphis 1974 concert recording of this song for which no footage exists. Performance footage from "Elvis On Tour" is adapted for our show) If I Can Dream ('68 Special) Intermission: Rubberneckin' (Remix) Music Video Act 2 Sweet Inspiration (Performed by The Sweet Inspirations) Trouble ('68 Special) Polk Salad Annie (TTWII) You've Lost That Loving Feeling (TTWII) Just Pretend (TTWII) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (TTWII) Bridge Over Troubled Water (TTWII) The Wonder of You (TTWII) Suspicious Minds (TTWII) I'll Remember You (Aloha) It's Over (Aloha) Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Aloha) A Big Hunk O' Love (Aloha) My Way (Aloha) An American Trilogy (Aloha) Can't Help Falling In Love (Aloha) Closing Vamp Changes in act 1: Love Me replaces Welcome To My World; Are You Lonesome Tonight? moved from Act 2 to Act 1; Funny How Time Slips Away deleted. Changes in act 2 Just Pretend placed before Mystery Train / Tiger Man; It's Over (new); Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' (new).
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Mar 15, 2005 
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cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2005report abuse
I have to say the song 'Hurt' Elvis did on record and in concert are excellent renditions and better than the original version. If I am biased so be it. Yes he was pretty ill by late '76 and early '77 but has Joe Esposito quoted "he accepted his appearance and so did his fans and he still sang his heart out to the very end his incredible voice never fail him". T C B
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2005report abuse
I have to say the song 'Hurt' Elvis did on record and in concert are excellent renditions and better than the original version. If I am biased so be it. Yes he was pretty ill by late '76 and early '77 but has Joe Esposito quoted "he accepted his appearance and so did his fans and he still sang his heart out to the very end his incredible
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
noooooooooooooo i can,t belive they are dropping( welcome to my world) it is one of the songs i really love.
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Yes Ton - I agree. Elvis wasn't very healthy in 1977, but his voice was still there - better than ever in fact. Although he had lost a bit of flexibility, his powerful (but also warm and soft) voice with a great range was absolutely magnificent.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Tina S: what do you like ? Moviesongs ? Elvis loked maybe bad in 77 but he sounded better than ever most of the time. You can't really mean that Hurt is the worst song Elvis did, do you ? Maybe you are just trying to get some attention with remarks like that.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
If that is true that Ronnie Tutt will not be performing, I am really gutted. They shouldnt be selling / promoting shows if they are not 100% certain these guys will be there. If James pulls out next, I'll have a full refund for 12 tickets thankyou very much !!!
daz c (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
its official ron tutt is not on this uk tour of the show, he has choosen his friend paul liem to rock the house instead of him self, if ron has choosen this man then thats fine with me no one will ever fill ronnies boots on drums but he will probably come near, oh well ronnie ill see you again my friend and thats a fact as you are the best drummer in the world DC
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Well - there are not-so-good versions of Hurt and really good versions. I think the studio take sounded just fine and he was able to reach the high notes. During 1976, there were times that Elvis was not physically able to sing the high note and sometimes it didn't sound clear (maybe he had some 'frogs' in his throat').
But there are really good live versions as well... The last December tour from 1976 gave some good versions and the last one performed live in Indianapolis sounded great - also with the tempo slowed down a little bit. It's just that people are not giving Elvis the credit he deserves for his vocal capacity. Why are they hitting him harder than 'Robert Plant' and 'Freddy Mercury' for example, who were just screaming.
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
Ronnie Tutt is curently on tour with Neil Diamond in Australia until March 28. Diamond then starts a UK tour on May 17. Leaves a nice window for Ronnie to play on The Concert tour. Not much time for rehearsals, but he probably knows most of the songs by now. I really hope he's there, he's still brilliant.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
Re Tinas' comments that Hurt was Elvis worse song. I don't agree with that, but i do think that Elvis ' version of the Timmi Yuro hit was pretty poor. I think the Presley version was far too short for starters but above all i think that Elvis "shouting version" which at times was completely off key. Was hindered chart wise by the Soulful Manhattens, version. which was released around the same time and was incidently more succesful. I think RCA slipped up (as usual) by not plugging For The Heart as the A side. Just my opinion!
Dazcav (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
hurt is a wonderfull song sung great by elvis, reaching a high c is an incredible feat for an untrained singer, maybe you are on the wrong site possibly looking for elvis costello, ron tutt has stated prior schedule commitments but i am awaiting reponse from epe so keep checking out there , ask charlie hodge about the song hurt im sure charlie will tell it right as do his band who were on the same stage during this number , im sure there is people out there who agree elvis rocked when he should of been resting but we are his reason for living his fans, :
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
Well Ton, some people just can't stand Elvis being a exceptional singer. They just don't want a confrontation with their emotions.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
Tina you are such a sweety....
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
in 1977 Elvis looked and sounded bad . hurt is the worst song Elvis did .
albion73 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
NO waste at all. The Concert is the closest you can get to experience what Elvis has done best, performing live.
We should enjoy it as long as it lasts, and ofcourse things can always be better, but hey when the lights in the arena will be dimmed and the band starts the opening theme, its 100% adrenaline.... Can't wait to see the show!
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
whoopee dooo what a waste i have these on my cd's .
Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2005report abuse
I checked Neil Diamond's web site and his tour schedule does not conflict with Elvis the Concert so that wouldn't be Ronnie's conflict.
Mal (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
official elvis website does state that ronnie is playing drums on this tour as do all the venues, maybe hes forgotten to tell the organisers.
Dazcav (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
att teacher i have received e mail from ron tutt he states he is not on this tour due to commitments, i would love to see who is drumming, hows about jerome munro you guys out there
Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Dazcav, according to the information at Elvis.com, Ronnie Tutt is playing drums for this tour.
Dazcav (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
in regards to tina s comments 77 should be forgotten? try performing when ya really poorly i doubt if i would last five minutes so elvis really was super human and allways pleasing his fans us ,even so near the end he never gave up, nor did his voice did you hear the version of hurt in lincoln 20.6.77 just proves that his voice never failed and i think thats what really counts his voice
Dazcav (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
no ronnie on drums too if i heard right does anybody no whos drumming, i for one welcome tony on rhythem guitar he is really good and gives us a more in concert presentation with regards to replacing john wilkinson
Tina (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
I'm going to the London show on May 6th and can't wait!!!
Mauricio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Probably they don´t even remember South America exists. And what really makes me upset is the fact there are millions of fans here! Really begging for this concert.
It would be the greatest event of the decade! Hey! Wake up because Brazil is waiting. We would love to see TCB live...
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
This is a brilliant news....but how about South America? I am in Brazil and millions are still waiting to attend the concert. Come on, there are other continents...
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
I've been to two of the concerts and really loved them, I envy all those going this year as I can't make it. Although as a fan I would like to see some '77 footage, I would rather they left it out to save any ridicule or negative comments from any non-fans and media who might be there - let them see him at his best which in my own opinion was from 68 - 73.
concorde1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
I've been to see the concert 4 times, once at Cardiff and the other 3 at Manchester, and each time whilst enjoying the show I can't help but feeling slightly disappointed by the lack of material from on tour, and the overkill of aloha footage. If the aloha footage must be used so much, then why not use the rehersal footage, which for the majority of songs are a much better performance ?
I really can't work out why such brilliant performances from on tour like Lawdy Miss Clawdy, See See Rider, Bridge Over Troubled Water,Never Been To Spain, I Got A Woman etc etc are never used, I'm sorry but these performances blow the majority of the aloha performances out of the water. Also now we have the 2 excellent stand up shows from the 68 special, why not use some of the classic songs - Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender etc from here. Just look at the concert that could be created when using the other footage available. I've booked for the Manchester show, but after seeing the line up, I can't really get excited.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
In my point of view the line up is not that bad. I've seen The concert 3 times (Paris 00, Roterdam 01, and Amsterdam 03), and every time it was very good, specilay the crowd in Paris (Bercy was on fire), and Amsterdam (The stand up was Fantastic). Personaly i prefered the Amsterdam line up, with is the base of the new tour. To bad for removing Welcome to my world, that was always a very emotional moment, and Funy how time sleeps away, that was very funy and wild with the camera showing the crowd. But it is good to have the meddley Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' because we'll be able to see some more J.B. guitar solo.
The material, can't move away very much from this, maybe because copyright since i don't now if EPE have the rigth to use On Tour scenes (Is't Turner who as it), but if they have it and don't use it, in that case the line up is, clearly a porr choice. I'll be in Bruxelles next 26 of April, and we'll see what cames out. TCB everyone
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
This is a fairly unimaginative mix and running order.The Aloha stuff is actually fairly boring on the big screen and last year tin London the show did n't really catch fire and get the audience up and dancing until Suspicious Minds came on -which was near the end. Better running order and mix of songs would help.Many of the audience are n't Elvis fans and have to be entertained to hook them.I brought 5 non Elvis fans last year and although they enjoyed it they thought that half the songs they did n't really care about,thought there were too many slow ones and thought the atmosphere took quite a while to get going.Objective opinions are important even if we don't agree
Why do all the 50s/60s hits have to run together,why can't the 68 special be included more and elvis on tour.Why can't they a bit more imaginative with the show. If its possible to have movie songs as in the anniversary concert at the Pyramid in Memphis that would be great.What about guest performers singing duets or guest musicians? The show feels a bit tired now - My 5 non Elvis fans don't want to go this year.
cj (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
HI Everybody, Just two comments. I was in Zürich last year for the show and I think "What Now My Love" was included in the tour. If I'm wrong, forget it; if they deleted it, it's a real shame, great song. Second comment concerns the footage used for TTWII. Last year, the footage was from the original 1970 movie (except for Are You Lonesome Tonight and Lost Performance shootage) and quality wasn't very good. Does anybody know if in this tour, they will use the 2001 remastered version. Otherwise, I am going to the May 6th concert in London. Hope to see a lot of fans and a wild crowd.
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
the 1977 shows are bad and best forgoting 1970 to 1974 elvis was at his best
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Disappointed they can't vary it a bit more. Why delete Welcome To My World and Funny How Time Slips Away ?? I honestly would use more songs from Elvis on Tour than Aloha. His 1972 versions of CC Rider and American Trilogy were far stronger than Aloha (both were great but 72 was awesome). And yes, I would include a few songs from 1977 too, Hurt especially. Just as I write, I'm thinking of Lawdy Miss Clawdy from 72 and stuff like that, that should be used.
macuser (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
ON-TOPIC: This line-up is the same line-up as in 2003 in Rotterdam! After the intermission they show for example the Trouble segment from the Memphis Concert. What i don't really get is this: Folks talk about new remastered segments, when infact we don't hear the remastered sound cause....the band is playing live before us. Those remastered picture-frames aren't that important cause..the quality on the big screen is so that one doesn't need those remastered picture frames.It would have been better and more exciting of they used from the remastered DVDs segments folks never saw before like the If i can dream double picture 2004 or even his instrumental walking around with his guitar while playing *baby what you want me to do* We have seen and no it by now how the wellknow songs like Wonder Of You,Just pretend etc etc. sound and see.We had that in previous concerts. I think that we'll be ripped off in a certain way.
Pachakuti! (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
Well ehh Ton.. I think you're right! Although Elvis was not in his physical prime in 1977, he could still send Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Frank Zappa and Bono home just by singing. Elvis, also according to Kathy Westmoreland, didn't as much worry about his physical appearance as he did about how he sounded. His voice in summer 1977 was richer and warmer than ever before, especially on the soft and delicate tones with an impressive range - he was still very much able to reach the high notes and he could also sing incredibly deep and powerful notes. Songs like See See Rider, I Got A Woman / Amen (imagine the Sweets singing along), Love Me, How Great Thou Art, Little Sister, That's Allright Mama, Trying To Get To You, It's Now Or Never, My Way, Hurt, Hawaiian Wedding Song, You Gave Me A Mountain, I Really Don't Want To Know, Early Morning Rain, Fairytale, And I Love You So, If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Are You Lonesome Tonight and Unchained Melody are not all that bad and might be a nice addition to the repetoire which has already been used.
Elvis just didn't want to do Hound Dog or Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel because he had had performed them hundreds of times before - he was more interested in revealing his natural talent as a singer of vocally challenging material.
We should let the world know what a special voice Elvis had - we, as Elvis fans, have the responsibility to show the average Joe that Elvis had a remarkable singing ability, which made singers from the Metropolitan Opera jealous!
chicken (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
Does anyone know why thay never do 'I just can't help believing'?
moseleyoldman (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
Has any body noticed less and less material from Elvis On Tour ,is this just because the material from aloha and ttwii has been remastered,if thats the case its about time they remastered all the on tour shows ,then perhaps we could see practically a new concert,red burnin love suit from on tour maybe? with some songs like For the Good Times,Untill its time for you to go,in fact from all this material they could do every diffent city with a different songlineup,maryin the morning from ttwii?,wordsLIVE ttwii, possibilities endless,just needs a bit more thought?,just put a elvis fan in charge i say ,nayway ill still go anyway but would be nice to see some new footage with the up to date band.
doctor (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
I don't quite know where everyone's memories are at, but having seen the show in Toronto about three years ago and loving every minute of it, I would have been disappointed had anything from '77 been shown. Elvis was in very poor physical shape, folks, and any footage from '77 would have looked totally wrong. We can listen to the '77 recordings, but let's not put that image of Elvis out there for the world to see please. People, especially younger fans, should walk out of the show feeling upbeat about Elvis at his best and not sad about Elvis at the end. Just my opinion.
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
For some people Elvis died when he came back from the army. But we will still go, for Elvis, not for epe or anybody else.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
Still no material from the 77 CBS special, like My Way, Hurt, Unchained Melody ? Oh, no I forget..Elvis is dead after the Aloha 73 Special according to the EPE....

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