Out now is a new soundboard from the June 4th 1975 Houston, TX.
performance. The sound is excellent and as always during that June 1975 tour,
Elvis is in very good spirit. Like all the shows from that tour it isn't
complete and the May 6th 1975 performance in Murfreesboro, TN. opens the CD and
the Houston performance starts at 3:05 (very
early in "Amen") and then goes right to the end. The transition between the
Murfreesboro show and Houston is very smooth, almost unnoticeable.
The highlights would be a short two lines of "The Eyes Of Texas"
and introduced by Elvis as a new song he just recorded and then goes into "The
Wonder Of You", which is excellent by the way. The version of "Burning Love" is
really really good and it rocks as it should be. Elvis is somewhat irritated by
his sound engineers during the show and had "harsh" words directed to them in a
few occasions, especially what we could hear almost off mike right after "If You
Love Me Let Me Know". "Why Me Lord?" is certainly very entertaining as well
because Elvis made J.D. Sumner laugh so hard that the Sweet Inspirations are
taking over since he couldn't sing anymore. These moments were usually funnier
while you attended the actual show but here you can feel all the fun they had on
stage. I always enjoyed Elvis' version of "Let Me Be There" and here we have a
very solid version of this song.
Of course there isn't much surprise on that
show but it remains a CD I'll play from time to time because Elvis sings pretty
well, have fun and most likely entertained the Houston crowd. That night you
didn't hear "Houston we have a problem"....No.... the Eagle has just landed.