Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
I agree with Greg Nolan. The 70s saw some of Elvis' best stuff. "Promised land" is one of his very best albums, too. This is a strong performance by Elvis. I wish he would've been this good on the Aloha-concert. He sings some new songs and some that we hadn't heard him play live before. The rock-medley is great and a cool idea because this way we don't have to hear a complete "Hound dog"-performance, which, by this time, sucked mostly. The version of "How great thou art" on this album, won him his third grammy award. Overall this is just a great show, it's not '69 but imo even better, though shorter, than the '72 Madison Square Garden-concerts. It's also interesting to note that after "He touched me" and the Christmas-album, all of his albums, except "Today" but including this live-record, where recorded in Memphis (I don't count the CBS-Special soundtrack).
The only thing that disturbes me is the fake-audience. It surely wasn't necessary to put them on an Elvis-album as the real audience was wild enough. That's why it only gets 4 stars from me.
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