Cut "em down to size!

Pegasus PG 060975 (Released 1996)

Also sprach zarathustra (June 10, 1975)
C.C. Rider (June 10, 1975)
I got a woman/ amen/ I got a woman (June 10, 1975)
Love me
If you love me, let me know
All shook up
Teddy bear/ don't be cruel
Hound dog
The wonder of you
Polk salad annie
Introductions by Elvis
Johnny B. goode
Hail! Hail! rock and roll
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why me lord
Let me be there
An American trilogy
Funny how time slips away
Jambalaya
Elvis cuts the security down to size
Mystery train/ tiger man
Help me make it through the night
Can't help falling in love
Recorded live, Jackson, MS, June 9, 1975, 8:30. P.M. Show

This digitally remastered soundboard recording takes us back to Jackson, MS June 9, 1975. The title comes from comments Elvis made to security guards- Don’t be so rough on the people when they come down here, they’re just coming down to get a scarf, don’t treat them like their going to jail GD it. Thus the title as E cuts ‘em down to size.

The packaging is quite nice, a trifold full color card stock cover with pictures from the show. The CD itself comes in a slipcover (resembling a heavy sandwich bag). One of the things you’ll notice is the very good sound quality-equal to Fort Baxter. The show itself is quite good, but not outstanding. I say that because there are no real highlights or any particular performances that really stand out. This particular CD ranks along side with the numerous recordings that have emerged from this time period. Unfortunately, the song selection varied little from show to show, or for that matter, tour to tour.

The concert itself is not complete. Missing were the following-2001, CC Rider and 1/2 of I Got A Women. To solve the problem, Pegasus added 2001, CC Rider and 1/2 of I Got A Women from DAE’s Let Me Take You Home (Memphis, June 10, 1975) and Jambalaya from Fort Baxter’s A Profile, Vol. 1 (Lake Charles, May 4, 1975).

I was looking forward to hearing The Wonder of You, one of my all time favorites. An average, yet amusing version is featured, with Elvis singing you give me hope and constipation..... Another favorite of mine from the 70’s is T.R.O.U.B.L.E. Elvis introduces as a new record and goes into a fair version of it. Also anticipated was Help Me Make It Through The Night (not one of the better versions, but enjoyable) which leads into until the next time we see you, may God bless you...

To sum up, It’s pretty much a standard show featuring no real highlights. The sound quality is very good, making this a worthwhile addition to your collection.

Reviewed by John Sterlini, USA
Comments or questions can be sent to Sterlini@usa.net

Sound rating****

Thanks to Fernando for the 2nd artwork