FTD’s latest regular release is a soundboard show from June 7, 1975. Is it “just” another Saturday night or “yes”, another Saturday night.
For a regular FTD the design is quite good. All pics are from the tour (not from the actual show thou) and the design is tasteful. Biggest minor is that they managed once again to use the smallest font possible, so even with reading glasses on…
The first part is from the June 10 afternoon show in Memphis. You’ll notice the sound difference when Love Me comes up, but it is not really annoying. The sound quality in general is way above par, I would give it 8/10.
To be honest, the first parts gives the feeling of “just another”. It wasn’t until Burning Love I really woke up. Unfortunately the introductions are too familiar by now to be interesting. T-R-O-U-B-L-E is pretty good, it shows clearly that E was in a good mood. That’s even more showed in Why Me Lord, which got the full monty with remarks towards JD. How Great Thou Art is of the usual high level, with a fantastic reprise. Trilogy gets a very good rendition too and that are about the highlights to me.
The bonus tracks are okay, especially I’ll Remember You. Bridge over Troubled Water is not bad, but far from the best versions.
All together a very listenable concert, not among the best, but gladly far from the average 1976/1977 level. Still the amount of shows from this tour that are available makes me say it’s just another Saturday night.