AN AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN is definitely the better CD in terms of sound quality, probably just because this show was remastered and mixed to CD in the 1990's when the technology was much improved versus the original LP from 1972! But it is because of the improved sound quality that I generally will grab the AFTERNOON CD when I am in the mood to listen to a show from the MSG engagement!! But despite having a lesser sound quality, I think all fans should have the original MSG LP or CD in their collection strictly for the historical value!!Originally Posted by elvisdownunder
Now, in terms of the quality of the performances, I also have to give the nod to the afternoon show. Maybe it's the difference in sound quality between the shows, but Elvis just seems a bit more up for the afternoon show....of course, this probably has to do with the fact that he most likely had just woke up before hitting the stage for the afternoon performance, so he had more energy!