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Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis


Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis - Germany 1994 - BMG 07863-50606-2

Release: 1986 RCA R32P-1054 Japan 30
Release: 1987 RCA R32P-1054 Japan 30
Release: 1989 BMG R32P-1054 Japan 25 €
Release: 1990 BMG CD 20.064 Brazil 35 €
Release: 1991BMG R32P-1054Japan25 €
Release: 1993 BMG BVCP-649 Japan  20 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863-50606-2 Germany  15 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863-50606-2 USA 15 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863-50606-2 Canada 15
Release: 1995 BMG 07863-50606-2 Germany  15 €
Release: 1995 BMG BVCP-7404 Japan 20 €
Release: 1996 BMG 07863-50606-2 Germany  15 €


Collectors note:

The complete show is on the 2014 reissue
Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis - Legacy Editon

See also:
Elvis As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (FTD)



On March 16, 1974, history was made when Elvis performed live in Memphis for the first time in 13 years. His last appearance was an February 25, 1961, when he performed at the Ellis Auditorium.

That afternoon, Elvis attended a luncheon, held in his honor, at the Claridge Hotel where he was presented with a diamond studded watch by RCA for 75 million record sales. Later, at 2:30 P.M. and 8:30 P.M., Elvis would give two shows which raised in excess of $50,000 for the "Elvis Presley Youth Center" in Tupelo and various other charities. It seemed inconceivable at the time, but one month later, Elvis would give his last live concert performance for eight years at the Block Arena in Hawaii.

During the 70s, Elvis' live albums performed significantly better than his studio efforts. This was mainly due to the enormous exposure that they received while he toured continually throughout America. Each individual Show would attract a minimum of 10,000 fans. At many venues he would perform an afternoon and evening Show. Few concert-goers could resist the temptation of buying a memento of Elvis performing live, after seeing one of his shows.

Ironically, ELVIS: RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS was the first new album in his entire career that didn't feature him on the sleeve! All of his studio albums during the 70s featured a picture of him live in concert, but this one had photos of Graceland on both front and back.

RCA recorded this concert on March 20, in front of 12,500 fans. The album reached #33 and #44 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively. (from the liner notes)