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>From the release notes (sic):
As per the March 1976 tour, the April tour was a short one - Elvis played just 8
shows in 7 days - but only 3 days after tour closing in Spokane, Elvis started
his last-ever season in Lake Tahoe. Most of the April concerts were solid and
the shows were longer, with very enjoyable set lists.
Note: Shane Kiester was replaced on piano by Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt was back
on drums, replacing Larrie Londin.
Among the concert highlights are ”Steamroller Blues“, ”Heartbreak Hotel”, ”My
Way”, “Hurt“ and ”Burning Love”. There are other great performances, but one
single performance stands out in particular - an unique, dramatic rendition of
„How Great Thou Art“! Elvis' vocals on this are unbelievable, and this is a
serious candidate for 'best live version ever'.
The April 21st, 1976 show is previously unreleased. The producers were looking
for good sounding recording for more than 2 years. Finally they got 3 different
tapes. The best sounding one was selected for release and small parts were
repaired using secondary sources, to make the recording 100 percent complete.
The CD is packaged in a nicely designed double digipak filled with a glowing
concert review from the local press and a collection of cool images taken on
April 21st, 1976 in Kansas City, MO. With Ronnie Tutt back in band, the beat was