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GET DOWN AND GET WITH IT (Fort Baxter 2204) (Released 1998)

1. Review by Ken Jensen
Rehearsal, Culver City - July 15, 1970

Stagger Lee
Got My Mojo Working
I've Lost You
Stranger In The Crowd
The Next Step Is Love
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Sweet Caroline
Hey Jude
I Can't Stop Loving You
It's Your Baby, You Rock It
Crying Time
Ghost Riders In The Sky
It's Now Or Never
Peter Gunn Theme
Love Me
One Night
Alla' En El Rancho Grande
That's All Right
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
Patch It Up
Cotton Fields
Stranger In The Crowd
How The Web Was Woven
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Content: 4/3+   Sound: 3+  Artwork: 3

1. Review by Ken Jensen

This CD features the entire July 15, 1970 rehearsal from Culver City. Sound quality is pretty good. Listening to this CD is like being in the room with Elvis and the band. All I have to do is close my eyes and lean back. He starts out pretty straight, set on getting some work done here, but it doesn't take long before he starts messing around with the lyrics, having fun. That’s when the fun starts for me too, because I love listening to this sort of stuff. 'The Next Step Is Sex' is especially juicy. 'You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me' is filled with infectious laughter. And it doesn't stop there.

This rehearsal has got it all: humor, seriousness, determination, rare songs, you name it. The best part is that most or all of it is captured on film. Dare we hope for a That's the Way It Is—Deluxe Edition DVD containing all the material that was filmed for this documentary? I say we do.

© Ken Jensen, Norway, August 2005

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