Saturday, June 18, 2022

June 18 - Mid-South Coliseum Memphis 5th July 1976 Radio Broadcast

The Rox Vox record label announced the July 8, 2022 release of the double CD 'Mid-South Coliseum Memphis 5th July 1976 Radio Broadcast'. 

Publicity stated: Although he was in poor shape and nearing the end of his life, in the summer of '76 Elvis was still pulling in huge crowds and putting on rapturously received shows. Backed by his trusty band - led by the legendary James Burton's lead guitar - he appeared in his teenage hometown on July 5th. Although it was a Monday, 12,000 people turned up to hear him tear through a lengthy set featuring material from the length of his career. It’s presented in full here, together with an 8-page booklet featuring background notes and images.

Tracks: 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Also Sprach Zarathustra) / 2. CC Rider / 3. I've Got A Woman / 4. Love Me / 5. Fairytale / 6. You Gave Me A Mountain / 7. All Shook Up/(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / 8. And I Love You So / 9. Jailhouse Rock / 10. Fever / 11. America The Beautiful / 12. One Night / 13. That's All Right / 14. Blue Christmas/Band intro. Disc 2: 1. Early Morning Rain / 2. Band Intro/What'd I Say / 3. Johnny B. Goode/Band intro / 4. Love Letters/Band intro / 5. Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll / 6. Hurt / 7. Hound Dog / 8. Funny How Time Slips Away / 9. Help Me / 10. How Great Thou Art / 11. Softly, As I Leave You / 12. Polk Salad Annie / 13. It's Now Or Never / 14. Can't Help Falling In Love / 15. Outro CC Rider.

Note: the "radio broadcast" addition is a ploy to be able to release this concert under European copyright law. 

Lisa Marie and Austin Butler on ABC

Lisa Marie made another post promoting the new 'Elvis' biopic, but perhaps the most important sentence was the last one. 

"Tune in to see Austin, and I do an interview together on “Exclusively Elvis," a special edition of 

ABC2020, airs Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC. I do believe that this may be my first smile in 2 years."

(Source: Amazon / Lisa Marie Presley)