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Return to Sender - Live

Sat Jun 14, 2003 7:24 pm

I have Elvis's performance of R.T.S. recorded on 8/1/76, is this the only time E did this song live?

Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:13 pm

He did the song also:

Ashville - July 24th 1975
Lake Tahoe - may 9th 1976 Closing Show

Kind regards,
Stefan

Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:23 pm

Which is the best version out of the three?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 8:14 am

None of the three hold a candle to the terrific 1962 hit recording, if only because it was never rehearsed before Elvis decided to do it. The band had to "wing it" and Presley never remembered the lyrics. Such a sad fate for such a wonderful tune.

If you must pick one, I'd choose the 1975 performance.

Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:37 pm

I like the July '75 version the best of the three live outings that I've heard.

It's a tragedy that the July, 1975 shows were not (with the exception of one) committed to soundboard tape...at least, as far as we now know. Great stuff.