The sound on this CD is as perfect as you will get on a bootleg.. The mix is
Whoever was responsible for it did an excellent job... This show start to
finish lasts about 62 minutes and is completely recorded at this Tuscaloosa
Elvis opens with a very rocking version of C.C. Rider...Before going onto the
next tune, Elvis calls the sound man onstage to fix his sound..Which Elvis
says " I'll just blame it on J.D. " then he goes into the familiar I've Got
A Woman/Amen...Though this version of Amen is longer than usual, and swings
more than usual..And of course ends with the low tones of J.D. Sumner that
Elvis has him do TWICE !!!! The man is loooowwww !!! Very cool !!
An average version of Love Me is up next, though this version is shorter
than usual. If you Love Me, Let Me know sounds as good as always, followed by
a strong version of You Gave Me A Mountain.. The medley that we all know is
next.. All Shook Up, Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel...Although this medley is
known so well, it's always enjoyable to hear Elvis and the fans having so
A beautiful version of And I Love You So is up next - very nice. A kicking
version of Jailhouse Rock is up next.. This one grooves !! Fever doesn't
differ from the well known version from Aloha... America The Beautiful -
What can you say of this tune?? As usual, the passion in Elvis' voice is
very clear.. and on top of that, he throws in a reprise of the last chorus..
The introductions are up next..Featuring an all too short take on Early
Morning Rain..as well as What'd I Say and Johnny B. Goode with James Burton
cooking as usual.. The standout solos are up next.. Ronnie Tutt is on
fire...he plays a bombastic solo on those drums..Powerful !!! Jerry Scheff
plays the blues like no other, and Elvis also asks Jerry to play " That
Louisiana swamp thing.. " in which we here some southern fried funk.... Two
newer members are up next, Tony Brown on piano, and David Briggs on electric
piano.. It's with Briggs that Elvis sings one of the better tunes on the CD; L
ove Letters... Elvis' rich, deep vocals are outstanding on this version..The
Guercio Orchestra is up next with Hail Hail as always !!! The TCB band is in
fine fine form tonight !! And this line-up is one of the better ones
throughout Elvis' career.
Elvis' latest record is next; Hurt, and it is as powerful as ever. Hound Dog,
with a very funny intro follows, and it is a good tight version of this
Elvis standard... As with all of the later Elvis concerts, different members
of the band's talents were showcased.. Tonight, it was Kathy Westmoreland's
time to shine.. Singing My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me, you can almost
picture the look on Elvis' face as he is drawn with the rest of us to Kathy's
radiant voice.. Beautiful. Though Elvis says that Kathy is a tough act to
follow, follow he does with an excellent version of Mystery Train/Tiger Man..
Of course ending with yet another version of Can't help Falling In Love..
Though it seems the later Elvis concerts were touch and go.. this one is an
outstanding concert.. Elvis is in great spirits, his voice strong and
confident, and as mentioned before, the sound quality is superb !! If you
want to hear a 1976 Elvis concert, when everything had clicked, don't forget
these Old Times..
Sound rate **** 1/2