Ernst Jorgensen just gave me the definitive confirmation that the 6th FTD-release will be a soundboard recording of Elvis' concert in Tucson, Arizona on June 1st, 1976. This concert was chosen because Elvis is in very good voice, he's in a good mood, and the concert has some very nice surprises. This concert will surprise many of you. Many of the usual songs from that period are there, but there's also a great rockin' Burning Love (with a long finale), followed by the first surprise of the evening, an excellent version of Help Me Make It Through The Night. After that Elvis asks: "what do you wanna hear?", and people shout all kinds of songtitles. Somebody even asks for The Last Farewell, and Elvis acknowledged that it's on his latest album, but that they can't play it. He then says that they could do something else from that album, and Danny Boy is suggested. And then Elvis himself starts doing this song (no this is not a typo, it's Elvis himself, not Sherrill Nielsen!!!). At first both Elvis and the band seem a little unsure, but they get more and more into the song, and it reaches a beautiful full climax. Danny Boy is a complete performance of 2,5 or 3 minutes (roughly). Elvis sings it with great feeling and determination - no fluffed lines or anything.
Volume 6 will be released on October 1st.
2001 Theme / CC Rider/ I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me/ If You Love Me Let Me Know / You Gave Me A Mountain / Polk Salad Annie / All Shook Up -Teddy Bear / Help Me Make It Through The Night / America The Beautiful / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / Intro of Band / Hurt / Burning Love / Funny How Time Slips Away / One Night / Danny Boy / Mystery Train -Tiger Man / Can't Help Falling In Love