Madison Square Garden - Matinee or Evening Show?
"Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" - now this award-winning album was one of the first live concerts I had in my possession when I was a wee boy. I absolutely loved the show and got to learn about Elvis' sense of fun from this recorded show too. This show also gave me a great insight into Elvis' broad musical reportoire, which I found quite outstanding.
But, since the release of "An Afternoon In The Garden" in 1997 on CD to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event, I have very much preferred the matinee show to the familiar evening performance. Elvis seems to be more focused and there are hardly any improvised 'funny' moments during songs so the listener can gain a more full perspective of Elvis the Concert Performer.
In 1977 and 1983 with the release of the "Welcome To My World" and "A Legendary Performer Vol. 4" albums, respectively, we were treated to 3 performances from the MSG Matinee Performance, namely "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Reconsider Baby" and "I'll Remember You". These performances alone were worth the value of both the aforementioned albums. My question to you guys is: Which show do you prefer from MSG on June 10th, 1972...Matinee or Evening?