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LIGHTENING STORM IN FLORIDA (Memory Records MR 2051-2) (Released 2006)

1. Review by Ken Jensen
 Tampa, April 26 1975 (E.S.)

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Help Me
Burning Love
Band Intro
What'd I Say
Drum solo
Bass solo
Pianon solo
School Days
My Boy
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp/Announcements
How Great Thou Art (*)
I'll Remember You (*)
The Wonder Of You (*)
Help Me Make It Through The Night (*)
Johnny B. Goode (**)
Steamroller Blues (**)

(*) From Monroe, May 3, 1975 (A.S.)
(**) From Monroe, May 3, 1975 (E.S.)

Review by Ken Jensen

Sound quality is much better here than on Better Than Ever. Elvis opens with an energetic 'See See Rider'. He is in great mood, sings well, and cracks jokes. In other words, the typical 1975 routine. The audience reaction is fantastic and may be worth the price of the CD alone. Elvis is on fire from start to finish, and the band rocks.

There are many highlights from this particular concert. 'Help Me', 'My Boy' and 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E' are all great. I could have mentioned most of the songs on this CD, the bonus tracks included; 'How Great Thou Art' is outstanding, and 'Steamroller Blues' is so much better than the version from the day before, released on FTD's Southern Nights.

You cannot go wrong with this fenomenal 1975 concert.

Content: 5
Sound: 3+
Artwork: 4

© Ken Jensen, Norway, February 2006

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