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LIVE AT THE OMNI (Wizard Corp. EP 5275) (Released 1997)

1. Review by Mark Littlejohn
Atlanta, May 2 1975 (8:30 P.M. show)

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Steamroller Blues
My Boy
I'll Remember You
Let Me Be There (w/reprise)
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Content: 4+ Sound: 2+ Artwork: 3

1. Review by Mark Littlejohn

This is a nice show in fairly good sound quality for an audience recording. One thing I have learned when listening to audience recordings is to use an equalizer to filter the sound into a more balanced, more listenable quality. This especially helps in appreciating this particular show. Elvis' voice sounds quite majestic in the Omni and I can only imagine what this would sound like if somebody releases it on soundboard. All three shows were recorded for this stop in Atlanta beginning on the 30th of April.

There are quite a few standout tunes from this show, in particular 'Burning Love' (word for word), 'Steamroller Blues' (great intro), 'My Boy', 'I'll Remember You' and 'An American Trilogy' which has the audience in a complete uproar from the first words. Even Elvis is impressed as he remarks after the songs conclusion that "as many times as we've done that song, I don't think we ever had a better response from an audience." Unfortunately Elvis did not perform 'It's Midnight' as he did in the first two shows, or 'That's All Right' which was getting a real nice run through starting in Tampa on the 26th. 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E' is done, but Elvis hasn't quite got a grip on it yet, and he also leaves out 'Promised Land'. I know everyone around me at the Tampa matinee was hoping he would do 'Promised Land', but it appeared at this point that he had already left it behind.

This is a very good show, and it is a shame that many of the shows from this tour have been overlooked for soundboard release. I would love for someone to release two of the Atlanta shows and of the course the Tampa matinee I was at. Some of the other shows released are no were near as good such as A Damn Fine Show (Jacksonville April 25th). If you get a chance, grab a copy of this one, it's worth the effort.

Sound Quality   **1/4
Show Quality   ****

Reviewed By Mark Littlejohn, USA

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