Title: Opening Night 1969 (released in 1993)
Label: Fort Baxter
Date: June 24, 1977 Madison, WI. Dade County Coliseum 8.30 PM
Sound Quality (Concert): * * * * - / * * * * * +
Concert Rating: * * * * * / * * * * * +
Tracks: 1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I Got A Woman 3. All Shook Up 4. Love Me Tender 5. Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel 6. Heartbreak Hotel 7. Hound Dog 8. Memories 9. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 10. Life Story (dialogue) 11. Baby, What'd You Want Me To Do 12. Are you Lonesome Tonight? 13. Yesterday 14. Hey Jude 15. Band Introductions 16. In The Ghetto 17. Suspicious Minds 18. What'd I Say 19. Can't Help Falling In Love
Package: It is below average for such a must have CD. The most disappointing thing is that terrible black and white picture near the track listing: Elvis's collar seems to be plaster, helping Elvis to sustain his neck after it was broken. Moreover, Elvis's countenance (probably because he is nervous) is like he just endured neck operation. Nevertheless, the cover photo is pretty well, representing Elvis "thin as a rake and dressed in a two-piece karate outfit".
Elvis: I guess he never paid so much attention to the music. This is the case, when he gains confidence in himself during the show, possessing the great power of singing and gives us not very truthful "life story".
Highlights: I absolutely agree with P.H.M. which stated that the "importance of this CD... lies not so much in the material as in the way it is delivered" "with a few exceptions, these numbers would make up the standard repertoire of the Presley Show in the future..."
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