June 1975
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Elvis in Jackson, June 1975 Elvis in June 1975

Before tour number 14 - from May 30 to June 10 - Elvis had lost a few pounds and looked more healthy than what he did a month earlier. He was not slim, but compared to spring 1975 he was in very good shape. In addition Elvis "broke up" with Linda Thompson. That did not seem to bother him at all, because in this period we see Elvis in an extremely good mood. On this tour, Elvis sang several rare songs. Most of them in Huntsville at the end of May, and 1st of June, though. See at the end of the page for a complete song list for this tour number 14.

Elvis started tour 14 in Huntsville, Alabama on May 30 1975. He had only one show this day. But already the day after Elvis held two concerts in the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville. He gave a total of five concerts in 3 days here.

The afternoon show from May 31 has been out on a bootleg called A Wild Weekend In Huntsville by Madison. It is a nice concert with an overall relaxed and warm feel over it. The show later this day was released by Audionics on their Across The Country Vol. 2. This concert comes in great sound quality, but unfortunately it is far from complete. Several of the opening songs are missing.

Elvis would also performs two shows the next day. From June 1 Madison has released the afternoon show on their A Wild Weekend In Huntsville Vol. 2 and Audionics the evening show on ADIOS Huntsville. Both are good concerts and good CD releases!
Up next was Mobile in the same State. Here Elvis performed two shows, the latter one was released on the bootleg Sold Out In Dixie. This gives us the opportunity to hear Elvis in a very good mood and good vocal condition. Outstanding is especially 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', as song he performs this song with a lot of conviction. I also like the version of 'Love Me Tender'. Here Elvis sings the whole song without any fooling around. Occasionally, it is good to hear a serious treatment of this old - often used - song.

'I'll Remember You' was still a part of Elvis' repertoire at this time. It was not performed so frequently as earlier, though. The way Elvis performs 'American Trilogy' indicates that he is getting tired of it. It is much less focused than the 1972 - 1973 versions were. Still a powerful delivery, by all means.

Sold Out In Dixie is not a masterpiece, when it comes to the sound quality (The artwork though, is magnificent). There are several strange dropouts, making you wonder if Rock Legends used different sources, or even different concerts, to create this the bootleg. There are also some pathetic editing at opening numbers. Rock Legends has used 'See See Rider' and 'I Got A Woman' from Memphis (March 20, 1974), and edited this as well... For a complete review of this bootleg go here. The first show in Mobile was released on Movin' Mobile several years later by Madison.
Elvis enters the stage

Elvis in Tuscaloosa Elvis In Tuscaloosa

The next day Elvis traveled to Tuscaloosa, also in Alabama. This concert was released in soundboard quality on the bootleg 'Deep Down South' from 'King Records'. This isn't complete either, though still a good one! Elvis had only one concert this day. The high mood is maintained from the previous day. 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is not entirely on the same standard as the day before, but still very impressive. Here we can also hear a nice version of 'Hawaiian Wedding Song' and a completely confusing, but fun version of 'Little Darlin'. King Records really gave it all on the artwork. This bootleg is no exception!

Then it went south to Houston, Texas. Here Elvis gave two concerts in two days, June 4th and 5th. The first one has been released on a bootleg called The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You. Elvis gives a 10 seconds version of 'The Eyes Of Texas' before launching into a typical uninspiring 1975-version of 'The Wonder Of You'. This is a fine concert, however, and Elvis is in great mood and in first-rate voice. Towards the end of the concert Elvis has the light in the Hofheinz Pavillion switched on before singing 'Funny How Times Slips Away'. The June 5 concert was released on Howdy Houston. This concert is equally good. RCA released a slightly edited 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E' from this show on their Silver Box.

Up next was Dallas on June 6. The majority of this concert was released on the mentioned Silver Box from RCA. This is a fabulous concert too, Elvis being in an extreme good mood, serving a lot of funny comments to his members on stage. However, he is plain rude towards John Wilkinson during the introduction. I have rarely heard more lack of respect than Elvis present here.

Later he sings a tremendous version of 'How Great Thou Art'. This show has also been released on a bootleg called Elvis DallasSeventyfive in better sound than on the Silver box.
Shreveport, Louisiana was lucky enough to see Elvis in two concerts on June 7. Both shows have been made available from soundboard source. First out was the evening show on FTD's Another Saturday Night. Some months later Audionics released the afternoon show on The Creeping Crud Express. Both are good, in quality and sound.

On June 8, Elvis had traveled to Jackson, Mississippi. He gave three concerts in two days at the State Fair Coliseum. Madison released the afternoon show on Fly T-R-O-U-B-L-E. The reason for the title of this CD “Fly Trouble” is that the stage area is swarming with flies, so there are frequent jokes and references to them throughout the greater part of the show! Unfortunately the sound quality of this soundboard is only mediocre.

A Capital Performance contains a large portion of the evening show on June 8. Also this in mediocre sound quality only. The concert from June 9 was released (incomplete) on the bootleg Cut 'em Down To Size. It is well worth having, if not only because of the beautiful box the CD is presented in. RCA used 'Why Me, Lord' from this concert on the Silver Box. Elvis also performed 'Help Me Make It Through The Night', the only time he did this song on tour number 14. The show was re-released on Venus' Leaving Jackson On Fire.
Elvis in June 1975
Elvis in Memphis The tour ended in his hometown Memphis. The concert Elvis gave here appears on the great bootleg Let Me Take You Home from DAE. This bootleg has been mixed carefully and with skills, really great!! Elvis sings a splendid version of 'If You Love Me' and also 'Fairytale', the only time he used this song on this tour. 'Burning Love' is pure Elvis power. Even in 'Love Me' Elvis manage to put in a little extra.

The medley 'Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel' is performed much slower than Elvis used to. It is a relief to hear this treatment, instead of all run-through versions that exist of this medley. 'Let Me Be There', however, is sung fast in high spirits! Almost too much of the good...

This concert in Elvis' hometown Memphis is one of the most enjoying I have ever heard. Elvis sings well, the song selection is good, and Elvis' mood is on top. What more can you wish for?

All in all Elvis gave 17 concert from May 30 to June 10. He toured from Texas in South to Tennessee in North, and played for 181 135 people.
After this tour, Elvis went to hospital for an eye-examination. Elvis also had some eyelift during this 2 days hospital session. Next tour would start a month later.

During the 17 concert Elvis gave in Dixie from May 30 to June 10, he wore several different suits. Mostly he wore Indian Feather Suit and Phoenix Eagle Suit. The latter one Elvis had three different types of.
Click for more info The official collectors label - Follow That Dream (FTD) - has provided five releases focusing on this spesific tour. First out was Southern Nights, which contained songs from all of the tour, while Dixieland Delight featured 2 Huntsville shows and bits and pieces from another 2 of the Huntsville shows. The third one - released in May 2012 - is an almost complete recording of the evening show from Shreveport on June 7. Later Hometown Shows added the June 10 closing show from Memphis, and shortly thereafter Spirit Of Jackson included the June 9 evening show from...Jackson. Click for more info

Songs used for tour 14 - May 30th to June 10 1975:

01. See See Rider
02. I Got A Woman/Amen
03. Love Me
04. If You Love Me
05. Love Me Tender
06. All Shook Up
07. The Wonder Of You
08. Burning Love
09. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
10. I'll Remember You
11. Let Me Be There
12. Hound Dog
13. Johnny B. Goode
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
15. How Great Thou Art
16. Little Darlin'
17. Funny How Time Slips Away
18. American Trilogy
19. Can't Help Falling In Love
20. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
21. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
22. That's Allright (May 30)
23. Trouble (May 31 AS)
24. Blue Suede Shoes (May 31 AS)
25. For The Good Times (May 31 AS)
26. I'm Leavin' (May 31 ES)
27. Heartbreak Hotel (June 1 AS)
28. Relase Me (June 1 AS)
29. Can't Stop Lovin' You (June 1 ES)
30. Polk Salad Annie (June 1 ES)
31. You Gave Me A Mountain (June 5)
32. Fairytale (June 10)
33. Help Me Make It Through The Night (June 9)
34. Hawaiian Wedding Song (June 3)
35. I Can't Stop Loving You (May 31 ES, June 1 ES)
36. Jambalaya (approx 1min 10 sec.) (June 9)
37. Fever (not complete)
38. The Eyes of Texas (10 sec.) (June 4)
A Wild Weekend In Huntsville Vol. 1

Across The Country Vol. 2

A Wild Weekend In Huntsville Vol. 2

ADIOS Huntsville

Movin' Mobile
Sold Out In Dixie

Deep Down South

The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You

Howdy Houston

Dallas SeventyFive
The Creeping Crud Express

Fly T-R-O-U-B-L-E

A Capital Performance

Cut 'Em Down To Size

Let Me Take You Home

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