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Chaos In College Park

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 Title:   Chaos In College Park 
 Label:   Straight Arrow 
 Catalog Number:   2006-4-02 
  Release Date:  2006 
  Recording Type:  Live Audience Recording 
 Location:  College Park, Maryland 
 Date:  September 27, 1974, 8:30 P.M. 
 Sound:  Very Good 
  Track listing: 
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   00:59
02 Opening Vamp / C.C. Rider   05:20
03 I Got A Women / Amen   09:39
04 Love Me   01:32
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   02:56
06 It's Midnight   03:58
07 Big Boss Man   02:36
08 Fever   05:23
09 Love Me Tender   02:17
10 Hound Dog   02:34
11 Bridge Over Troubled Water   04:15
12 Polk Salad Annie   04:14
13 Band Introductions   04:51
14 Lead Guitar Solo (by James Burton)   00:57
15 Drums Solo (by Ronnie Tutt)   01:10
16 Bass Solo (by Duke Bardwell)   00:45
17 Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin)   02:59
18 Killing Me Softly (by Voice)   02:47
19 Why Me Lord   02:37
20 All Shook Up   00:55
21 (Let me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   02:51
22 Hawaiian Wedding Song   02:50
23 How Great Thou Art   02:53
24 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:37
25 Closing Vamp / Announcement   03:00
 Note:   Press info:
The forthcoming release from "Straight Arrow" label is entitled "Chaos In College Park", and will feature complete September 27, 1974 College Park, MD, tour opening show. Just as their previous 3 releases, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet containing many rare colour and black & white photographs from the actual show, as well as comprehensive sleeve notes with an "Elvis in 1974" overview, with detailed information about the concert itself and the September/October 1974 tour. The producers are aware of the fact that this show is one of the most controversial Elvis Presley concerts ever. Among the show highlights are surprisingly solid performances of "It's Midnight" and "How Great Thou Art". This recording comes from a newly acquired original audience recorded master tape that was transferred and professionally restored by using 24 bit technology for the best possible sound quality.

Excerpt from sleeve notes:

"Over the years, it has been reported time and again that the September 27th show was probably the most tragic Elvis concert ever. While this concert is by no means Presley at his best, we must say that we have heard worse. This recording shows that this concert does not live up to the myths surrounding this night. While there is no doubt that Presley was in trouble, his show is for the most part "business as usual", and he actually turns in a couple of very decent performances, like for instance a showstopping "How Great Thou Art". Moreover, the audience is quite audible on this recording, and they appear to be having the time of their lives, from start to finish. It's interesting to compare this show to the one in the same city one day later. In fact, both concerts are rather similar, but surprisingly on the 27th, Elvis' voice seems less slurred between the songs and he is singing noticeably better for most of the time. Thus, another "Elvis Myth" is now laid to rest".
 Sound Sample:   Big Boss Man
 Concert:   Elvis was quite overdosed in this infamous show. But admittedly the rumours were plain exaggeration. He could sing and he stood on his own two feet. His speech was slurred thou.(Ciscoking)