Earlier this week I reviewed I’ll Remember You, now it’s time for the other release in the latest FTD-bunch, the classic In Person at the International Hotel.
As with all releases in the classic album series the design is well done. We have original cover art, a nice booklet with great shots of the man (mainly live), but no novelties. The background information is as it should be with every collector’s release.
The first disc is an obvious choice… the original album in top notch quality and the bonus songs were easy choices too… the two songs that originally ended up on On Stage: Runaway and Yesterday and the other rarities from this engagement, released on the fake show on Collector’s Gold back in 1991.
The second CD carries the complete August 22 Dinner Show. Since we have quite some shows of this engagement in this quality now, probably everyone knows what to expect. And you won’t be disappointed if you like that. It’s the same frantic Elvis, with the same stories and jokes and about the same song list.
Since I am one of those that enjoy these shows, I am happy with it, but I can understand that some people think “more of the same”. Sound wise this show isn’t my favourite, I happen to like the mix of the show included in Viva Las Vegas (August 21 D.S.) more, but that is just a minor remark, since there is nothing wrong with the sound of this one.
I loved the original album, enjoy the other shows… so I did enjoy this one too.