This is Elvis Presley Live at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, on the 14th April 1972.
I am not an Elvis aficionado, probably not even up to amateur standard, by any Elvis Presley fans measurement criteria.
I do not impersonate him though, surely this gets me some street credibility back ?
I tried to get some background on this concert and failed miserably. I know Elvis toured in 1972, he sold out Madison Square Gardens for four consecutive nights, and a video of him touring won a Golden Globe for best documentary that year.
What is curious for me, is that the very limited notes that accompanied this concert say it was his first performance of 'Burning Love' on stage.
This was released in 1972 and was his last top ten hit in the U.S. single charts, so from that perspective there is a little bit of Elvis history here.
Oh well onto the main reason I am posting this, easy one as usual, not being a major Elvis fan, I swallowed the hype, and decided to give it a play, next thing I know, I am enjoying the whole concert, and as the audio quality ticks all the 'Beehive Boxes', so I thought ho hum, lets share it!
It goes like this:
SEE SEE RIDER?
NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN
YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GO
POLK SALAD ANNIE
ALL SHOOK UP
TEDDY BEAR/DON'T BE CRUEL
HEART BREAK HOTEL
A BIG HUNK 'O LOVE
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
LOVE ME TENDER
FOR THE GOOD TIMES
BURNING LOVE (1st TIME PLAYED ONSTAGE)
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
Apologies if the set list is appallingly wrong, like I said limited info, not an Elvis expert...
This was a stereo soundboard recording.
Replacement link in comments below or 'click on the pic' - 13th December 2009.
Always happy to learn, if you can add to this please leave a comment.
Elvis Cd, options HERE.