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ELVIS ON TOUR (Flashback ECD 1073) (Released 1998)

1. Review by Oven Egeland
Copy of "Elvis On Tour" 1972

Intro/Johnny B. Goode
And I'm Never Gonna Cease My Wonder
Opening Theme
See See Rider
Polk Salad Annie
Seperate Ways # 1
Seperate Ways # 2
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Burning Love
Conversation/ For The Good Times
Lead Me, Guide Me
Bossom Of Abraham
Love Me Tender
I John
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
American Trilogy
I Got A Woman/Amen
A Big Hunk O' Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Sweet Sweet Spirit
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Content: 3  Sound: 6-  Artwork: 4

Review by Oven Egeland

The content should be well known to most of you. On this CD we have the musical highlights of the documentary Elvis - On Tour. The time is March/April 1972. All live material is from April 1972. Mainly Hampton Roads, April 9 and Greensboro, April 14. The sound is sometimes magnificent. It is copied from the laser-disc produced in Japan. I said sometimes, because there is a lot of dropouts, and scratching on it too! Especially 'See See Rider' sounds great, 'Polk Salad Annie' is more distant, but still good.

Good are also 'Proud Mary' and 'Never Been To Spain', though perhaps the sounds is a little "thin".
'Love Me Tender' comes with dogs and cows in the background (and also in foreground!!?). This is a typical not suitable for CD-release song. (You also hear the plane taking off during the end of 'Separate Ways' #2).

After this more severe sound problems occur. One of the highlights on this disc would have been 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. Sorry for all it is partly "destroyed" because of scratching in the speakers. After this the sound behaves a little better.

After 'American Trilogy' it goes to Hampton Roads again. The perfect sounding 'See See Rider' on the beginning of this CD is from the same place. Suddenly at this point there is a lot of noise, and several minor dropouts. However the mixing of this material is great, nothing more nothing less. An exception though for 'A Big Hunk O'Love' where the sound goes from 'normal' to 'concert' to 'surround' and 'hall' and a couple more...

In general this is not a "hot" bootleg, but I like it. The only minus is the sound that is so close to perfect, that it bugs you that it isn't

Reviewed by Oven Egeland, Elvis In Norway..

Main Menu
Official News
Import News
Session Notes
Autumn 1974
June 1975
Summer 1976
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