Just as I said: here it goes again, this time its YDKM..."you really nasty guys! Don't you be that way!"
This is so ridiculous to really think that they would want anybody not to buy a certain Elvis record.
You really just have to face it: you can't stand criticism on Elvis for you make it criticism against yourself; and then you go ahead and yell all about how absolutely wrong their reviews are.
Maybe you should start by taking of your Elvis-world-glasses which show everything in pretty pink
And in case you havn't noticed by now: Elvis was not really funny during that tour or only very occassionally. He was rather drugged out during a large part of that tour and sometimes completely out of his mind - just like almost one year later during the summer tour of 75. He has been so overdrugged during some of that shows that some of his humor got him really going on his band mates.
And this tour is not too different from that. Just listen to how Elvis really starts getting angry at Glen D. Hardin when he didn't get the intro the way that Elvis thought it should have been played! This was very funny indeed - I hope you don't play that sort of fun on your friends, too.
BTW the repetitive concerts between 1969 and 1972 as you have called them were the shows where Elvis was mostly reinventing his act.
He has never rehearsed more new material for his Vegas seasons than during that period. Every new season and most tours had new material - and that had dramatically changed by 1974.
Oh and please don't start and throw that opening night of summer festival 74 at me because Elvis only did what he thought he was forced to do by press and fans alike: to renew his act!
It's a shame that Elvis e.g. goes for Blue Suede Shoes during his College Park Show instead of performing If you talk in your sleep - which really says a lot.
The show is mediocre and that in my eyes is way too little if you take in account what material is still in the vaults.
There are 5 or more shows to see the light of day from August 69, a lot of unreleased outtakes from February 1970, three shows from August 1970 (and all of them are great), there is great outtake material from February 1972 (including masters of CCR, PM, Bridge, Polk Salad to name just a few) and of course the lvis on tour material (including rehearsals and stuff).
Of course there are also a lot of outstanding soundboards:
Lake Tahoe, July 24 1971!!!
Tampa, September 13, 1970!!!
Las vegas August/September 1971
and numerous other great shows!
Or what about the rumourous recordings from November 1972 made during the Kings appearances on Hawaii??? High quality multi-track recordings which should be out there in the archives...
I think there is a lot of high quality material that should be released first - and especially if you take into account the price you pay for your FTD copy!
I am definately not saying don't buy this record it is full of s***!
All I am saying is that we should get more of that high quality stuff that definately is out there!
And now keep your stones coming down on me