On Stage: February 1970  [Expanded]

On Stage: February 1970 [Expanded]

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:
05/18/1999
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0078636774121
catalogNumber:
5003115
Rank:
288966

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Tracks

  1. See See Rider  - Elvis Presley
  2. Release Me  - Elvis Presley
  3. Sweet Caroline  - Elvis Presley
  4. Runaway  - Elvis Presley
  5. The Wonder of You  - Elvis Presley
  6. Polk Salad Annie  - Elvis Presley
  7. Yesterday/Hey Jude  - Elvis Presley
  8. Proud Mary  - Elvis Presley
  9. Walk a Mile in My Shoes  - Elvis Presley
  10. In the Ghetto  - Elvis Presley
  11. Don't Cry Daddy  - Elvis Presley
  12. Kentucky Rain  - Elvis Presley
  13. I Can't Stop Loving You  - Elvis Presley
  14. Suspicious Minds  - Elvis Presley
  15. Long Tall Sally  - Elvis Presley
  16. Let It Be Me  - Elvis Presley

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Jim Glaser   Overdubs
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals
Sandy Posey   Overdubs
Joe Babcock   Overdubs
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Dolores Edgin   Overdubs
Jeannie Green   Overdubs
Charlie Hodge   Guitar
Ginger Holladay   Overdubs
Mary Holladay   Overdubs
Imperials Quartet   Vocals
Millie Kirkham   Overdubs
June Page   Overdubs
Jerry Scheff   Bass
James Wilkinson   Guitar
Bobby Morris   Conductor

Technical Credits

Little Richard   Composer
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Pachucki   Engineer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer

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