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One Night In Alabama

March 24, 2002 | Music
This concert recorded live on August 30, 1976 in Tuscaloosa contains all tracks of the "Diamond Anniversary Editons" release "Old Times They Are Not Forgotten" except "America The Beautiful".


The design is simple, a bit head shot of Elvis with smaller pictures surrounding it. Too bad they didn't use one of the full shots. The booklet contains no information, just a collage from the same pictures in black and white.

This CD is a soundboard, so sound quality of this release is very good. You also hear the audience a bit, which is the missing element on some soundboards. There's a small technical problem between "See See Rider" and "I Got A Woman", but Elvis makes no problem of it, he just blames it on "J.D." The concert is a standard set for this tour, but you can hear Elvis is enjoying himself although he plays this standard set. You hear him react to the public. Also standard is the fooling around with JD on "I Got A Woman / Amen". Elvis saying "It wasn't too good" while you can hear somebody say "He's breaking the speakers" so JD had to do it's trick again. Most standard songs get the "quickie treatment", but 'Jailhouse Rock is a fast and energetic version. On the ballads "If You Love Me", "You Gave Me A mountain" he does O.K. and on "Hurt" he lays down the best vocal performance of this concert while on "Mystery Train / Tiger man" you feel the energy coming out of your speakers. Elvis must be real busy on the stage you can't hear him all the time.


Overall it's really an average concert from 1976 in a very good quality, so get it if you can ... and that's possible, legally this time.
Playing time: 49'43/ Sound quality: 9/ Cover art: 6

John_Burrows wrote on May 07, 2005
This is maybe the soundboard with the best sound ever. What a pity that of all songs "America" and "My heavenly father" were cut because these are some highlights of an otherwise very average show. Anyway, that`s why everyone should get the original and complete release "Old times are not forgotten" if possible.