Elvis : An Afternoon In The Garden CD
In June 1972, Elvis Presley returned to New York City for his first performances there since an Ed Sullivan Show appearance in late 1956. His shows at Madison Square Garden were, in fact, his first full concerts in New York: During previous visits to the Big Apple, Elvis Presley had only performed a few numbers in television studios. Accordingly, Elvis' four shows at Madison Square Garden were the subject of mammoth hype, with a live album to be released one week after the stint ended. That album, Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden, was recorded during the evening show on Saturday, June 10. Earlier that day Elvis performed a matinee, which RCA also recorded; that show is now released on this CD, An Afternoon In The Garden (although three songs from this performance appear on ELVIS-A LEGENDARY PERFORMER VOL. 4). The matinee, like the evening show, features a mix of Elvis hits and songs first popularized by other artists, such as 'For the Good Times' (Ray Price, Kris Kristofferson) and 'Proud Mary' (Creedence Clearwater Revival). In fact, the lineup of songs on the two albums is nearly identical: the performances vary only slightly but An Afternoon In The Garden is the recomeded purchase!
Elvis - An Afternoon In The Garden - Elvis Presley CD
2001: Also sprach Zarathustra - That's All Right - Proud Mary - Never Been To Spain - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Until It's Time For You To Go - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Love Me - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Blue Suede Shoes - Reconsider Baby - Hound Dog - I'll Remember You - Suspicious Minds - Introductions by Elvis - For The Good Times - An American Trilogy - Funny How Time Slips Away - I Can't Stop Loving You - Can't Help Falling In Love
Personnel includes: Elvis Presley, Kathy Westmoreland, The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps (vocals); Charlie Hodge (guitar, vocals); James Burton, John Wilkinson (guitar); Glen D. Hardin (piano); Jerry Scheff (bass). Producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon. Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York on June 10, 1972. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.