Elvis Presley's "homecoming" concert, held 40 years ago this week in 1974, is out this week on CD.
RCA/Legacy's Elvis Live on Stage in Memphis is a powerful combination of his brand of rock 'n roll from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Compared to previous vinyl releases of this legendary show, there are additional tracks on this release, plus a second disc of outtakes from the "dress rehearsal" held two nights earlier in Richmond, Virginia.
There are a few surprises on this collection including Elvis' version of Olivia Newton-John's "Let Me Be There" and Peggy Lee's "Fever." There's also another bonus on that second disc: five "reference" tracks cut at RCA Hollywood on August 16th of that summer, exactly three years before The King passed away. Two of the standouts include Elvis singing Johnny Mathis' "The Twelfth of Never" and Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." Long live The King!