In Dreams Of Yesterday

Memory Records announced, what they consider to be one of their finest and most essential releases so far "In Dreams of Yesterday". Recorded live in Milwaukee, WI, June 28, 1974. According to the fan club the sound-quality of this unreleased recording is the best quality live-recording that they released. Elvis and the band are unfront, clear and well-balanced; it's really a joy to listen to The King in top form in such terrific clarity. Every vocal nuance, every guitar-lick, every drumbeat… everything sounds crisp and fresh. Even more remarkable than the sound-quality is the brilliance of Elvis' performance. His shows in the spring of '74 were generally of a very high standard, but this concert is truly exceptional. The way that he almost attacks his opener C.C. Rider with lots of bite and enthusiasm shows that he is really ready to rock, and during the whole one-hour show his energy-level is simply amazing. His singing and his interplay with both the audience and his bandmembers shows that he is really enjoying himself. The show is filled with memorable moments and musical highlights, including a very powerful Trying To Get To You (with Elvis really soaring on the high notes), a beautiful and very heartfelt Help Me (with Elvis pronouncing the words more clearly than in other versions, really emphasizing the words), a vocally impressive I Can't Stop Loving You, a very solid and focused version of Bridge Over Troubled Water, very strong versions of Big Boss Man and Steamroller Blues (performed one after the other with almost no pause in between) and the surprise of the evening: a snatch of the Glen Campbell hit Turn Around, Look At Me! This song was never recorded by Elvis, so it's nothing short of a miracle to get this great rarity in such excellent sound-quality! You can listen to audiosamples on the Czech Fan Club Site. Everything was done to set a new standard of excellence with this CD. The recording was remastered with great care, and the sound-quality is quite impressive. Icing on the cake is a fascinating and thought-provoking essay about the Milwaukee show, placing it in its correct perspective. This CD isn't out yet and should be released in 10-14 days from now. Track listing: C. C. Rider (Trad.) 2:31 - I Got A Woman / Amen (Charles) 4:07 - Turn Around, Look At Me (Capehart) 0:14 - Love Me (Leiber / Stoller) 1:26 - Trying To Get To You (Singleton / McCoy) 2:04 - All Shook Up (Blackwell / Presley) 0:58 - Love Me Tender (Presley / Matson) 1:36 - Hound Dog (Leiber / Stoller) 1:20 - Fever (Davenport / Cooley) 2:53 - Polk Salad Annie (White) 3:32 - Why Me Lord (Kristofferson) 2:29 - Suspicious Minds (James) 3:36 - Band Introduction 3:15 - I Can't Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2:33 - Help Me (Gatlin) 2:32 - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 3:55 - Let Me Be There (with reprise -Rostill) 3:30 - Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise - Nelson) 3:38 - Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon) 2:36 - Steamroller Blues (Taylor) 2:45 - Can't Help Falling In Love (Peretti / Creatore / Weiss) 1:50.
Source: Email / Updated: Feb 20, 2003 
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