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on 21 April 2003
This is very much a welcome addition on the Follow That Dream label and is the very first officially released Elvis Presley concert from 1976.
I enjoy listening to this show from June 1st in Tucson, Arizona, plus 2 other songs from May 30th in Odessa, Texas to make up the numbers on the CD. Elvis appears to be in good spirits with the audience and there are a lot more musical highlights than some reviewers have given this show credit for. Olivia Newton-John's 'IF YOU LOVE ME' gets some good treatment from The King and is a total clap-a-long number as per usual. 'YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN' is outstanding, and Elvis continues totally making this Marty Robbins showstopper his own. There is another nice concert version of 'AND I LOVE YOU SO' which is amicable on the ear. I prefer this version of 'JAILHOUSE ROCK' to the much later CBS TV Special version, this doesn't appear to be as rushed and obviously Elvis seems more focused with it here in Tucson. 'HELP ME' is just gorgeous and is a good matching performance for the Live on stage in Memphis 1974 version. I have a great fondness for Elvis' later live 'POLK SALAD ANNIE' performances and this version is no exception with all the band, especially James & Jerry, in fine sound. The Introductions are up next and I just love the band's gritty solo performances just like on the other Follow That Dream releases: 'DIXIELAND ROCKS' & 'DINNER AT EIGHT'. The song 'LOVE LETTERS' is performed somewhat slower than the known studio versions by Elvis from 1966 and 1970, and is nice to hear. 'HURT' x 2....Fantastic! Magical! Remarkable! to add to the list of adjectives here? Next up we have a pretty cool rockin' version of 1972's 'BURNING LOVE' and is especially a rarely performed song from this time. 'HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT' is beautiful and shorter than the normal version - Elvis didn't repeat the chorus. And next is 'DANNY BOY' and the version that the majority of reviewers have stated that it's worth paying the full price of the whole CD just for this....and they are most definitely correct! This version is total off-the-cuff and outstandingly beautiful and is a revelation in itself, the goose bumps wouldn't leave my skin alone.
So there we have it. This was Elvis, this was 1976, this was Tucson and this was Terrific!
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on 16 May 2002
No No No, the version of Danny Boy here is superb. Elvis deliveres big time, with a restrained performance, and the slight ( 1 or 2 seconds) crackle sounds like one of his many gold chains hitting the mike.
Anyway, it's not one of his best concerts. It's not a bad concert, and I think the term "worn out King" is completely untrue: check the "In Concert" CD from june 77 for some outstanding vocals.
But since Danny Boy is the standout, hopefull this will appear on a compilation album or box set of some sort. As, perhaps the album as a whole does not merit buying for the 1 song.
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on 29 November 2000
The Elvis collectors label moves onto his live recordings with this previously unreleased show. Although there are many better shows out there, this is a fine performance by the king. Unfortunatly it not a complete live recording, two tracks are taken from a previous show. If you want to experience Elvis live then buy this album.
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on 21 March 2013
An excellent example of Elvis live in the seventies, on this particular CD he is in great form, in a great mood, with plenty of witty chat with the crowd and band, throwing a few surprises in here and there.

As a soundboard recording, it's a 10/10. The artwork is attractive too. Understated, but not too much. It's a beautiful presentation.

These FTD CD's are very expensive and no doubt many simply aren't worth the outlay*, but this one is top-drawer. The improvised, yet accomplished version of Danny Boy is really worth buying this album for. Elvis pours his heart into it, and it's such an honest rendition. You can almost sense the admiration from the other band members as Elvis makes the old Irish folk song his own, live on stage, and unplanned.

There is also a rare version of Help Me Make It Through The Night on here; other highlights include Hurt, You Gave Me A Mountain, and Burning Love.

You'll also notice one girl in the crowd who had a scream like nothing else you've ever heard - Elvis couldn't help but acknowledge her glass-shatteringly high-pitched squealing, if only to shut her up!

*Why on earth haven't FTD CD's been made available for download at a reduced price?!! That would well and truly finish off the bootleggers!
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on 21 March 2005
Elvis live in June 1976.
Elvis' voice is crisp and controlled, he sounds much better than he'd done a couple of months previously in the Graceland sessions.
With the regards to the usual culprits: "I Got A Woman/Amen" goes on and on and on, Elvis has fun with "Love Me" and "All Shook Up", but as usual "Teddy Bear" and "Jailhouse Rock" come across as rather tuneless and strained.
But Elvis' ballad singing is quite astonishingly. "And I Love You So", "Hurt" (both versions!) and "Danny Boy" are astounding records, why did "Danny Boy" not sound so crisp and beautiful when recorded in the studio?
Of special note, are two more ballads. Stirling efforts are made to breath life into the dead dog "Help Me", both slowing it down and giving it a sort of gospel harmony with Sherril can't save it... but it's well worth a listen, and is better than the first laid down in Stax a couple of years previously. A brave and personal version of Love Letters is certainly not as a good as the record he made 10 years previously, but it is really eerie and touching, if occasionally struggling to stay in key in places.
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on 9 February 2002
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on 31 December 2012
I am fan so I may be a tiny bit bias i like it i think its a good buy
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on 26 February 2002
Having read a lot about the so-called stunning performance of Danny boy, I went and got this CD. unfortunately, that was something of a disappointment. This live version is really not as good as has been claimed by many. There is an irritation microphone cracking sound half way through the song. The vocal performance by E is a little uncertain, and as a listener you keep hoping he won't mess up. This he doesn't of course. Im my opinion, the moody blue album still features the best danny release to date. I can only reccomend this ablum to fans interested in a worn-out king who pulls of a decent performace against all odds.
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on 1 December 2006
No matter what the previous reviewers said about "Danny Boy" (which, by the way, I think is fantastic), the question is not whether it's good or not, but: Where ELSE can you find ANOTHER version of that song LIVE?

I am not talking about bootleg releases, but official ones, whether RCA-BMG or, as in this case, FTD...

That, only that, is worth buying the CD. As a bonus, you get a whole show, hehehe

I thanks FTD for releasing all this great, rare, material... Hope to get the new 77 show early January...


If you still doubt about this Tucson show, then maybe it's not for you. Real fans will get it and listen to it.

By the way, WHY does Amazon show a cover that spells: TUCSON and not TUCSON???

Is that more valuable as a collector's item?
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