Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis, this Legacy Edition presents an expanded 2CD release of the monumental complete concert experience featuring tracks left off the original album (because of the spatial limitations of vinyl). The entire concert has been remixed and remastered.
Disc 2 of the newly remastered expanded Legacy Edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis presents a recently located recording of Elvis’ complete concert “test run” held for an ecstatic live audience at the Richmond Coliseum, on March 18, 1974, two days before his historic concert return to Memphis (where he’d last played live in 1961). The remarkable “test run” concert was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.
As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis includes five intimate tracks cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances which include “Down In The Alley,” “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues,” “Softly As I Leave You,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “The Twelfth Of Never” -provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis’ consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.