Saturday, 8 September 2007

Elvis Presley - Greensboro - 1972

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:

2001?
SEE SEE RIDER?
PROUD MARY
NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN
YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GO
POLK SALAD ANNIE
LOVE ME
ALL SHOOK UP
TEDDY BEAR/DON'T BE CRUEL
HOUNDDOG
HEART BREAK HOTEL
A BIG HUNK 'O LOVE
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
LOVE ME TENDER
BAND INTRODUCTIONS
FOR THE GOOD TIMES
AMERICAN TRILOGY
BURNING LOVE (1st TIME PLAYED ONSTAGE)
RELEASE ME
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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

honestly, this is for a special needs guy i support who does elvis impersonations; he'll love it, believe me... thanks so much... bobbi baksheesh...

Debs said...

Thanks for posting!! This concert was recorded at one of the concerts used in the documentary movie 'Elvis on Tour' and can be seen as a companion to another bootleg recording at Hampton Roads in the same year - I have a lens on Elvis concerts if you're interested in Elvis of that period - http://www.squidoo.com/elvisconcerts/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post--this is a great concert. If one will get past the caracture that has become Elvis, as you yourself did, you will find and incrediblely gifted artist and well deserving of the title of king of rock and roll.

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Anonymous said...

link is dead...please re-post with much thanx

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

REPLACEMENT LINK IS:

http://www.flameupload.com/files/0DNTMW6Q/Elvis_Presley_-_The_Greensboro_Concert_1972.rar


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