Elvis Presley - The Beat Is Back CD
As per the March 1976 tour, the April tour was a short one - Elvis played just 8 shows in 7 days - but only 3 days after tour closing in Spokane, Elvis started his last-ever season in Lake Tahoe. Most of the April concerts were solid and the shows were longer, with very enjoyable set lists.
Note: Shane Kiester was replaced on piano by Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt was back on drums, replacing Larrie Londin.
Among the concert highlights are ”Steamroller Blues“, ”Heartbreak Hotel”, ”My Way”, “Hurt“ and ”Burning Love”. There are other great performances, but one single performance stands out in particular - an unique, dramatic rendition of „How Great Thou Art“! Elvis' vocals on this are unbelievable, and this is a serious candidate for 'best live version ever'.
The April 21st, 1976 show is previously unreleased. The producers were looking for good sounding recording for more than 2 years. Finally they got 3 different tapes. The best sounding one was selected for release and small parts were repaired using secondary sources, to make the recording 100 percent complete.
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start) - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. All Shook Up - 09. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. Heartbreak Hotel - 11. My Way - 12. Polk Salad Annie.
01. Band Introductions - 02. What'd I Say - 03. Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 04. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 05. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 06. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - 07. School Day - 08. And I Love You So - 09. Hurt - 10. Help Me - 11. Burning Love - 12. America (The Beautiful) - 13. How Great Thou Art - 14. Little Darlin' (with false start) - 15. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 16. Hound Dog - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp & Announcements - 19. Elvis In Kansas City announcement.