Rainbow Record's next release will be called The Essence Of Energy. The CD will feature the complete performance of Thursday, November 12, 1970 at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.
The “typical” Elvis Presley of 1970 is hard to describe. Two long engagements in Las Vegas + additional rehearsal were part of his exhausting schedule that year. With Elvis' desire to go not only back to live performing but to go back on tour, manager Colonel Parker organized a short 8 show tour as a try out.
A new situation for the entourage was there - new equipment had to be tested and Jerry Weintraub and Management 3 were hired to organize and support the ELVIS PRESLEY Show. The demand for Presley was there plus the fabulous marketing of Colonel Parker guaranteed eight sold out shows! But not everything was perfectly organized in the beginning and to avoid the risk to have problems on a big tour, Parker decided to do another small tour in November 1970. In Seattle, where Elvis shot a motion picture 8 years earlier, the Coliseum hosted the King of Rock 'n' Roll on November 12, 1970.
The producers did not remaster the show from the first Import CD release of this concert (The Thrill Goes On - originally released in 1994). They got a new source where even “Funny How Time Slips Away” is complete! Needless to say that the booklet has a lot of pictures and information on its 20 pages (including two full newspaper articles with comments about the show).
1. Opening Vamp
2. That's All Right, Mama
3. I Got A Woman / Amen
4. Love Me Tender (with false start)
5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
6. Sweet Caroline
7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
8. Polk Salad Annie
9. Band Introductions
10. Johnny B. Goode
11. Band Introductions (continued)
12. How Great Thou Art (with false start and reprise)
13. The Wonder Of You
14. Heartbreak Hotel
15. Blue Suede Shoes
16. Hound Dog
17. Funny How Time Slips Away
18. Can't Help Falling In Love
19. Closing Vamp
Source: Email / Updated: Jul 28, 2010