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ONE NIGHT - (P.O. 200) (Released 2003)

1.  Review by Ahmet Gulen

Cover from Tom Mees
Madison, June 24 1977

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never
One Night (incomplete)
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Love Me Tender
Band intro
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don't Want To Know
Hound Dog
Elvis introduces Vernon
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Content: 3+  Sound: 1+  Artwork: 3

"Elvis In Madison"
(Review by Ahmet Gulen)

We've had several albums before including the name "One Night" on different labels. For example, FTD's album One Night In Vegas. Bootlegs albums are One Night In Portland, One Night At The Omni and One Night In Alabama. This time we simply get One Night. This show was recorded on June 24, 1977. Elvis Presley did several shows in mid June 1977. Two examples are the beautiful TV show - Elvis In Concert - recorded on June 19 and 21 1977 for CBS. After that he went to several cities before go back to Memphis. Unfortunately these concerts were his final concerts.

He was in Madison this time and his fans were ready for going wild. This is an audience recording and the sound quality not too good. But if you like his final shows this album is ideal for you. The CD has several pictures from 1977 with Elvis' famous 'Mexican Sundial Suit'. He was unhealthy and tired on his last shows, but you can feel that he is still King when you listen to this album. 'You Gave Me Mountain' and 'And Love You So' are great performances. But the most important song on this album is his 1957 classic 'One Night'. Elvis did this song many times between 1970-1972. On the later years it was dropped from his repertoire. This is the final version, but unfortunately it is incomplete.

You can hear other good performances on this album. Like 'Love Me Tender' (last live version), 'I Really Don't Want To Know' and 'If You Love Me'. The Sherill Nielsen songs are missing. 'Love Me' is incomplete too. Another important note about this show, drummer Ronnie Tutt was not there. Jerome Monroe replaced him. A final note: If you don't like audience recordings probably you don't like this CD. But it is a historical show from his final tour.

© Ahmet Gulen, October 2003.

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