On Stage

On Stage

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by Elvis Presley
     
 

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Elvis' second live album, partly cut at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in early 1970, is one of his most unfairly underrated releases. In its original form, it did seem a bit cheap, offering ten songs that weren't necessarily associated with Elvis Presley. By this time, he was adding covers of other artists' contemporary hits to his set, not to capitalize on… See more details below

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Elvis' second live album, partly cut at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in early 1970, is one of his most unfairly underrated releases. In its original form, it did seem a bit cheap, offering ten songs that weren't necessarily associated with Elvis Presley. By this time, he was adding covers of other artists' contemporary hits to his set, not to capitalize on their success but to keep his hand in contemporary music and show audiences of the era that he was capable of doing more than reprising his own 1950s and early-'60s songs. The critics failed to notice two things, however: Presley had the same first-rate band who had graced the previous tour, led by James Burton on guitar; when he performed Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie," or (most especially) Del Shannon's "Runaway," he did them extremely well. "The Wonder of You" might not have been "That's All Right" or even "Heartbreak Hotel," but it was a towering performance by a singer who, even then, could run circles around virtually anyone in the business this side of Roy Orbison . The 1999 full-priced reissue not only improves the sound, but adds six songs (for a total of 16), four of them -- "In the Ghetto," "Kentucky Rain," "Don't Cry Baby," and "Suspicious Minds" -- recent Elvis Presley hits. Although he didn't do any of the songs from his movies or any of the early-1960s hits, he did those four, and that makes this CD essential for any Elvis fan who cares about his comeback or the best work that followed; it also makes this the perfect companion to the 1968 television comeback and the Suspicious Minds (aka Memphis Record) album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Bmg Int'l
UPC:
4988017092842
catalogNumber:
37096

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
James Burton   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jim Glaser   Overdubs
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals,Ensemble,Accompaniment
Sandy Posey   Overdubs
Joe Babcock   Overdubs
Glen D. Hardin   Piano,Keyboards
Dolores Edgin   Overdubs
Jeannie Green   Overdubs
Charlie Hodge   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Mary Holladay   Overdubs
Imperials Quartet   Vocals,Ensemble,Accompaniment
Millie Kirkham   Overdubs
Bob Lanning   Drums,Snare Drums
Larry Muhoberac   Organ,Piano
June Page   Overdubs
Jerry Scheff   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ron Tutt   Drums
James Wilkinson   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jeanie Green   Overdubs
Mary Holiaday   Overdubs
Bobby Morris   Conductor
Ronnie Tutt   Drums

Technical Credits

Elvis Presley   Arranger
Del Shannon   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Max Crook   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger
Pierre Delanoé   Composer
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing,Remastering
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Pachucki   Engineer
Glen Spreen   Arranger
Bergen White   Arranger
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen   Producer
Roger Semon   Producer
Don Wardell   Digital Series Coordination
Michael Omansky   Executive Producer
Klaus Schmalenbach   Executive Producer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Bobby Morris   Contributor
Eddie Miller   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer

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