Elvis In Person at the International Hotel
With the recent release of the FTD "All Shook Up" CD, is there any chance that RCA/BMG/Sony will release a remstered/expanded edition of the "Elvis In Person" CD?
The majority of the songs featured on that CD are from the 8/25 Midnight Show, and in my humble opinion are very hard to beat, even for the King.
The band is on fire and for me, Elvis' vocals are at their peak. James Burton's guitar work on the version of Hould Dog featured here is blistering hot and Ronnie Tut is pounding out lightening fast machine-gun drum work. The only problem I have with it is that it's much too short. Burton's guitar work is also top flight on Johnny B. Good and the Mystery Train/Tiger Man medley. For my money, the version of Mystery Train/Tiger Man is the ultimate version of this song.
While the FTD "All Shook Up" and "At The International" CD's are
GREAT, I still prefer the "In Person" CD. Luckily, I was able to pick up a copy of the 2001 Japanese "Paper Sleeve" edition, which does feature better sound than the standard U.S. release, but I'm hoping to see an expanded/remastered re-release of this classic live cd.
P.S. I haven't yet purchased the FTD "Polk Salad Annie" cd, and am curious to know from those of you who have, how you would rate/review the version of Hound Dog found on that release. I've read that Elvis includes the "They Told Me You Was High Classed" verse that I've never heard on a live version post Comeback. How would you rate/review it against the "In Person" version, which to me, is one of the hardest rocking songs ever captured on tape. Again, much too short in length.