Now - Or Never!
Now - Or Never!
01. 2001: A space odyssey
02. See see rider
03. I got a woman / Amen
04. Love me
05. If you love me let me know
06. You gave me a mountain
07. It's now or never
08. One night
09. All shook up
10. Teddy bear / Don't be cruel
11. And I love you so
13. Polk salad Annie
14. Band introductions
15. Early morning rain (incomplete)
16. What'd I say (incomplete)
17. Drum solo by Ronnie Tutt
18. Fender bass solo by Jerry Scheff
19. Piano solo by Tony Brown
20. Electric piano solo by David Briggs
21. Love letters
22. School days
24. Hound dog
25. Blue Christmas
26. Can't help falling in love
27. Closing riff
29. You gave me a mountain (with spoken 2nd verse)
30. O sole mio / It's now or never
31. Lawdy miss clawdy
Label: Memory Records MR 2042-2
Sound quality: average/good (audience recording)
Date - tracks 01-27 : December 3, 1976 (Dinner show)
Date - tracks 28-31 : December 4, 1976 (Midnight show)
Location: Las Vegas
Last edited by Sonny; 02-20-2007 at 07:01 PM.
This is an album i could'nt wait to get on my cd deck , pump up the volume , and wait for 2001 to fill my ears , so lets get on stage with the King !
After an energetic performance of CC Rider Elvis apologises for being late by saying he could'nt get his darn costume clean , and promises to make up for his late arrival.
You get the feeling right away that for a show in late 76 , El is in an unusually good frame of mind , and he jokes around alot with the audience and his infectious laughter is a great addition to this release.
As for the show itself .... the sound is pretty good for an audience recording , but dont expect anything you have'nt heard before from an Elvis in the penultimate year of his life.
There was for me a few real gems in this show , the first being a superb off the cuff performance of One Night (a request from the crowd) unusual in the least for a 76 show.The next being a really beautiful performance of And i love you so .... possibly the best ive heard live , and finally , as he had promised earlier , a rare rendition of Blue Xmas, especially as he plays acoustic guitar on this gem .
All in all its a nice show with Elvis in tune with the audience and really focussed on the job in hand.Perhaps not his best performance vocally from this year , but with the addition of some cool bonus tracks , its a purchase you wont regret ... nice one Pavel
The show is quite good and Elvis is in a good mood. He performes One Night as a request from the audience and does it in a surprising powerful way. It's a nice and entertaining show. The rarest performances on the cd are the above mentioned One Night and a spontainious version of Lawdy, Miss Clawdy.