*Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Can't Dance /
Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
**Celebrity introductions of Petula Clark, Guy March, Phillis McGuire and Liza
From the liner notes:
Elvis was probably looking for something new, so even the introduction "Also
Sprach Zarathustra" was re-arranged. After a standard "See See Rider", Elvis
performed "Trouble" from "King Creole", revived for the first time since his
"68' Comeback". lt was arranged to form a medley with his recent work - "Raised
On Rock". While unique, this is the only known live performance of this song.
Elvis did make several mistakes, mumbling the lyrics and he probably was not
convinced about the medley Format.
The next night "Raised On Rock" was dropped for good and only "Trouble" was
performed in most of his Summer concerts until it eventually disappeared too.
After four standard songs Elvis surprised his audience with another rarity:
"Memphis Tennessee". He had sung this song during the closing Show of his July
'73 tour in Atlanta, GA.
The long Rrock 'n' Roll Medley illustrates better than anything else his
disinterest in most of the 50s hits. After a few more songs Elvis introduced a
contemporary favorite of his, "My Boy", which may as well have been a
semi-autobiographic song. He performed it very often during this season but it
took him another four months to record it in the studio. His first attempt here
is sincere but is somewhat insecure, sounding more like a rehearsal than a live
As an every opening night, many celebrities were present. On this night they
included Liza Minelli and Petula Clark. "I Can't Stop Loving You" was always
performed well but for some reason Elvis was bored with "An American Trilogy',
changing the lyrics here and there and in general butchering a great song.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" is a serious performance and so is "How Great Thou
Art". These two songs are probably the best moments of this concert. Elvis then
performs a favorite, "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and winds this concert
up the scarf-giving "Can't Help Falling In Love" routine.