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BETTER THAN EVER (Memory Records MR 2050-2) (Released 2006)

1. Review by Ken Jensen
 Miami, September 12 1970 (E.S.)

Opening Vamp
That's All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Monologue/I Walk The Line (exc)
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
I've Lost You
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Band intros cont.
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On
All Shook Up
Blue Suede Shoes/Don't Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Long Tall Sally (*)
Don't Cry Daddy (*)
Kentucky Rain (*)
Polk Salad Annie (*)
Suspicious Minds (*)
Johnny B. Goode (**)
The Wonder Of You (**)

(*) Taken from Las Vegas, February 22 1970 M.S.
(**) Taken from Las Vegas, September 4 1970 M.S.

Review by Ken Jensen

This is the first concert to be released from the September 1970 tour. Unfortunately, the sound quality is below par for an audience recording. However, the songs are performed well and with great energy, and the audience is wild. That has got to account for something.

The recent offering from Memory Records is essential in that it covers Elvis's first tour. Itís a fantastic show in poor sound, and I'm glad to have it in my collection, but I won't play it often. It's probably the worst sounding audience recording from Memory Records thus far.

If you're not a completist, stay away from this one. You're better off with On the Road Again or any of the August 1970 Vegas recordings.

Content: 5+
Sound: 2-
Artwork: 3

© Ken Jensen, Norway, February 2006

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