Legacy edition for 'Elvis Recorded Live In Memphis' (Elvis news)
RCA Records and Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience featuring
tracks left off the original album
(because of the spatial limitations of vinyl) plus a wealth of previously unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the newly remastered expanded Legacy Edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage
In Memphis presents for the first time a recently located
recording of Elvis' complete concert "test run" held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974,
two days before his historic concert return to Memphis, where he'd last played live in 1957.
The remarkable "test run" performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb
Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.
As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage
In Memphis includes
five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974.
Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement,
the performances—which include "Down In The Alley," "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues," "Softly As I Leave You," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
and "The Twelfth Of Never"—provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis'
consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.