FTD released another complete 1969 show, this time on 7” format.
With Elvis in this shape one can’t go wrong. The booklet has no liner notes, just the show information, like tracks, musicians, producers, Vic Anesini and photo credits.
In the booklet are some pictures of memorabilia, like the menu, a few live shots (the known ones) and great pictures of the press conference.
As stated above, Vic Anesini did the mixing and mastering, so there is no real need to say something about the sound, but I have to do it: absofabletastic!
The show itself is – to most – familiar. No surprises, or it must be that during the Hound Dog speech Elvis reaches his (probably) hightest level of corniness, so much it almost needs to be x-rated. The songs get the furious treatment like on all shows from this gig released before… I only wish he could reach this level for some more years. The life story gets a bit boring by now, but it belongs to the show and it is a kind of funny every now and then. The fantastic version of Baby What You Want Me To Do (to me one of the absolute highlights of the disc) wakes you up completely, in case you fell asleep during the story.
Nothing unexpected, but Elvis at his best is always welcome, especially in a quality presentation and sound like this release has!