I have just returned from 'Elvis The Concert' at Wembley. The show was a sell-out with 10,000 people in attendance.
First off, let me say that I have seen this Concert some 15 times now and last night's concert was one of the best. I thought the band played better than ever with James Burton the standout.
Before the concert commenced, James was signing autographs at the front left hand corner of the auditorium.
The 2001 theme was the BEST I have ever heard it - LOUD and EXCITING. It certainly got the evening off to a great start. The first half of the show contained mainly the rock songs and the second half mainly the big ballads. 'Steamroller Blues' was really great with James doing the business.
The highlight of the first half, if not the whole concert, was 'If I Can Dream' from the 68 TV Show. Elvis singing his heart out with an identical arrangement to the original. Brilliant and a showstopper.
During the interval they showed the official video of ALLC on the big screen. Also, before and during the interval, LMP's album was played in full.
During the second half, the first surprise was the 'Trouble'/Guitar Man' Medley. This time they played 'Guitar Man' in full. Excellent, with the same arrangement as the 68 TV Show. The next surprise was 'Mystery Train'/'Tiger Man' from TTWII with James running through those famous licks. Then 'What Now My Love' from the Aloha Show which was also played well.
There were several standing ovations and much 'Olympic Waving' from the more than enthusiastic crowd.
Of course, 'Suspicious Minds' and 'American Trilogy' had everyone on their feet.
All in all a GREAT evening. The Stamps and the rest of the cast were also excellent. Unfortunately 'Hurt' was not featured, as most of us thought.
One negative aspect was the Concert Programme which this time around cost £10. It was bigger than normal but nothing in it about Elvis' achievements. I find this unusual as all previous Programmes have had this information.
I will be going to see the Show again next Sunday at the London Arena amd I can't wait.
ELVIS IS STILL THE KING.