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Such A Night In Pearl Harbor
on 4 April 2012
This concert was originally released on a Box Set many years ago. The sound then was very thin and had several drop-outs. MRS have remastered the original and it is light years better now with clearer, fuller sound and no drop-outs. This was the last concert by what may be termed 'The 50's Style Elvis' - lots of screaming girls and hysteria. However, Elvis is in fine voice and sings many of his greatest hits and some rarities. The 100 page book accompanying this outstanding release is worthy of the album price alone documenting the reason why Elvis was undertaking this concert - 'Funding of the Arizona Memorial' a lasting memorial to those gallant sailors who lost their lives on that tragic day near the end of the last world war. Many great photographs of Elvis on stage and there is also bonus material in the form of actual radio broadcasts from the time.
Everyone concerned with the Concert - even Elvis himself - paid for a ticket and this helped to raise enough funds to complete the Memorial.
It is a tragedy that SONY have seen fit not to give this album a general release as I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to hear this concert and it should be put on sale at the Arizona Memorial Gift Shop as well as at the various armed forces sites. If given TV exposure, particularly in the U.S.A., then I feel this album would become a real chart contender.
In any case, well done MRS.