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    What are your favourite elvis live recordings ?
    From any type of releases...it would be interesting to see whether official releases are regarded higher than imports...
    To make in harder lets say you can pick just five.
    See how many of each type of release you pick.
    Here's my stab at it .....
    In no particular order -

    March 22nd 1975 ( from A profile )
    Guaranteed to blow your mind ( Luxor )
    Live In Las vegas Disc Two ( August 11 1970 )
    Event No 8 ( madison )
    TTWII SE Disc Two ( Las Vegas, Aug 12 1970 (M. S.) )

    Now i'm thinking of all the releases that i've missed :?
    Thats 3 - 2 in favour of the boots.
    TCB Chris.

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    In no particular order:

    A Profile - The King On Stage (73/disc 1 Baxter)
    Takin' Tahoe Tonight (73 FTD)
    Elvis at the International (69 FTD)
    Spring Tours 77 (77 FTD)
    If You Talk In Your Sleep (74 Baxter)

    3-2 for the official releases

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    Greensboro April 14th, 1972 (very good, tight show) (Triangle)
    Vegas Dec. 13th, 1976 (Dinner at 8 FTD)
    Cincinnati March 21st, 1976 (Holding Back The Years)
    Memphis July 5th, 1976 (Goodbye Memphis)
    New York June 10th, 1972 Matinee (Afternoon i.t. Garden)

    So that makes 3 imports and 2 official.

    Five choices makes it kinda difficult to choose though...

    Sonny

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    I hadn't contributed to this thread yet because I normally can't play by the rules and when asked for a list of 5 favorite Elvis whatevers, I usually come up with about 15. Seriously, ask me what my favorite Elvis song is and you'll get a list of a minimum of about 30.

    That said, I'll give it an honest effort.

    Dixieland Rocks - May 6-7, 1975
    Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind - March 18, 1974
    A Profile, Vol.2 - March 22, 1975
    The Last Show - June 26, 1977
    Goodbye Memphis - July 5, 1976

    Boots win 4 to 1.

    That was very difficult to do, by the way. And tomorrow I could give a completely different list.
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    I hadn't contributed to this thread yet because I normally can't play by the rules and when asked for a list of 5 favorite Elvis whatevers, I usually come up with about 15.  Seriously, ask me what my favorite Elvis song is and you'll get a list of a minimum of about 30.

    That said, I'll give it an honest effort.

    Dixieland Rocks - May 6-7, 1975
    Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind - March 18, 1974
    A Profile, Vol.2 - March 22, 1975
    The Last Show - June 26, 1977
    Goodbye Memphis - July 5, 1976

    Boots win 4 to 1.

    That was very difficult to do, by the way.  And tomorrow I could give a completely different list.
    Thats why i did it that way Bobby, just to make it that bit more interesting. ( and annoying :wink: )
    I'm with you though, as i would have loved to have picked more too :shock: .
    Nice list though
    TCB Chris.

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    In no particular order:

    America's Own
    New Years Eve, Pittsburgh 76
    Gyrating Asheville
    Closup Disc 4 (Texas 72)
    Afternoon in the Garden
    TTWII CD 2
    One Night in Vegas
    Live On Stage in Memphis FTD
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    Thats why i did it that way Bobby, just to make it that bit more interesting. ( and annoying :wink: )  
    I'm with you though, as i would have loved to have picked more too :shock: .
    Nice list though
    Sorry NightRider--I just saw your response for the first time. If I ever ask everyone to post a list of favorites, I'll be sure to limit it to less than 5. :wink: Lots of great albums named here.
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    Here is my top 5
    1.
    Double dynamite (rock legends) 2 great august 1970 shows
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    Americas own (AMPEX) july 19th, 1975
    3.
    New Years Eve (FTD) Pittsburgh, new years eve 1976-77 (they beat the bootlegers just cose the ftd cover are super great.
    4.
    Guarenteed to blow your mind (Luxor) These shows on this march 74 tour are very good.
    5.
    Elvis At The International (ftd) Elvis at his BEST, RAW, PURE ROCK`N ROLL

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    Here's mine

    Elvis an afternoon in the garden-(bmg)
    Close up disc 4-(bmg)
    Elvis on stage-(bmg)
    Full blast(fort baxter)
    goodbye memphis(fort baxter)
    spanish eye's-(fort baxter)

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    My top 5 live (bootlegs + officials in one top five):

    1st: Aloha From Hawaii (I love this show, best Elvis concert EVER IMO )
    2nd: If You Talk In Your Sleep (great setlist and great show!)
    3rd: Let Me Take Your Home (great versions of my fav songs)
    4th: Tiger Man (really good sit-down Comeback show*)
    5th: Holding Back The Years (great version of Steamroller Blues and really very good concert).

    But my collection of recordings isn?t large.

    * Why all of you forget on this great show??? :evil:

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    here are mine but again very hard to choose

    moody blue & other great performance (baxter)
    let me take you home (diamond ann)
    garanteed to blow your mind ( luxor)
    burning in birmingham (2001)
    the greensboro concert (triangle)

    ftd i like all of them very hard to choose

    how about concerts that you could have done without?
    chad

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    5 Favourite Live Elvis Concerts

    • HAMPTON ROADS [CLOSE TO PERFECTION] BOOT
    • AS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS [SIMPLY STUNNING]
    • DESERT STORM [SO DIFFERANT BUT GOOD] BOOT
    • HELLO MEMPHIS [JAMES BURTONS GUITAR IS ON FIRE] BOOT
    • LIVE IN LAS VEGAS BOX SET CD2
    • i could probably think up another 5 but they will do

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    Favorite live shows : Elvis live at the international 1969 season , On Stage Feb 1970, Aug 12 1970 midnight show TTWII , Hampton Roads 1972, Dallas 1975 , Pittsburgh New Year's 1976 . Indiana 1977.

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    Live on Stage in Memphis (FTD) Memphis 1974
    Let Me Take you Home - Memphis 1975
    Pearl Harbor 1961 Benefit - Hawaii
    From Sunset Blvd. to Paradise Rd - Las Vegas 1974 (love to hear him rehearse then perform this show with some great different selections)
    The Power of Khazam - Boston 1971

    Hard to narrow it down. Thanks!!
    Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....

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    1. Aloha From Hawaii (one of my favorites of them all)
    2. Afternoon In The Garden
    3. Madison Square Garden
    4. The Hampton Roads Concert
    5. Burning In Birmingham
    6. Southbound



    3 officials and 3 bootlegs

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    Anyting from Las Vegas in 1970
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