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SHINING IN PORTLAND (MR 2039-2) (Released 2004)

1. Review by Ken Jensen

See Back In Portland
Portland, April 27 1973

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister/Get Back
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On
I'm Leavin'
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I'll Remember You
I Can't Stop Loving You
American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O'Love
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
You Gave Me A Mountain (spoken version) (*)
Steamroller Blues (*)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (*)
I'll Remember You (*)
Help Me Make It Through The Night (*)
An American Trilogy (*)

(*) Recorded in Seattle, April 29 1973 Evening show

Review by Ken Jensen

This show has previously been out on Storm over Portland (CD 2) and Back in Portland but never in this great sound quality. The source of the Memory Records release is a first generation stereo cassette copy as the original mastertape has been lost. The bonus tracks stem from a second generation mono tape copy. Digitally remastered and restored.

The show itself is fantastic, with a killer band and Elvis in great voice. No soundboards are known to exist from this April, 1973 tour, so this is the best representation thus far. Shining over Portland is a keeper. Donít miss it.

Sound: ***/*****
Show: ****/*****

Sound quality on bonus tracks: **+/*****

© , Norway, May 2005

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