Elvis Presley’ s ‘Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis’ is his fifth live album recorded on March 20, 1974 at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee and released in July 1974 by RCA Records.
Track Listing : 1.See See Rider (Traditional, Elvis Presley) – 03:03 . 2.Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 04:45 . 3.Love Me (Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller) – 01:50 . 4.Trying To Get To You (Rose Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 02:02 . 5.Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Mama Don’T Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog (Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Penniman / Dave “Curlee” Williams, Sunny David / Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina / Jesse Stone, Lou Willie Turner / Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller) – 03:32 . 6.Why Me Lord? (Kris Kristofferson) – 02:50 . 7.How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) – 03:44 . 8.Medley: Blueberry Hill / I Can’T Stop Loving You (Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock / Don Gibson) – 02:59 . 9.Help Me (Larry Gatlin) – 02:42 . 10.An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury) – 03:57 . 11.Let Me Be There (John Rostill) – 03:33 . 12.My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup) – 02:22 . 13.Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price) – 02:14 . 14.Can’T Help Falling In Love (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore) – 01:36 . 15.Closing Vamp () – 0:47
Musicians : Elvis Presley – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar . James Burton – Lead Guitar . Charlie Hodge – Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals . John Wilkinson – Rhythm Guitar . Glen D. Hardin – Piano . Duke Bardwell – Bass Guitar . Ronnie Tutt – Drums . J.D. Sumner And The Stamps – Backing Vocals . Kathy Westmoreland – Backing Vocals . The Sweet Inspirations – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Elvis Presley, Felton Jarvis . Gus Mossler – Engineer . Larry Schnapf – Engineer . Mike Moran – Engineer . Ronnie Olson – Engineer
Recorded On March 20, 1974 At Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
Released On July 7, 1974 By .
At first, the entire production seems vaguely haughty, what with its big arrangements, its horns and its ample back-up singers. And Presley’s vocals, while never anything less than capable, sound listless, even lazy. If, however, you spend some time living with this record, you’ll begin to feel very differently about it. […]
The Second Disc
Elvis rips and roars through them, making lines like “I’m a napalm bomb for you, baby” seem perfectly natural. (It’s not much of a stretch from a “hunka hunka burning love,” is it?) […]
This was before he sank into the maudlin, melodramatic material that often plagued his later career and before his spiral into ill health and poor physical condition. Listeners get to hear him at his best with this album. […]