Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals features recordings from RCA’s studios in Hollywood in March 1972, which were conducted in association with that year’s MGM concert film Elvis on Tour. The CD covers Elvis rehearsals for his upcoming tour, combining classic Elvis live repertoire with some of his new studio material of that time.
All the songs on this release are RCA recordings and not the MGM camera recordings that have been used on various bootleg CD's. Elvis is in a great spirits and the CD includes a performance of Young And Beautiful.
There have been a lot of 'rehearsal' Elvis CDs to come out, but this one, apropriatly titled, Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals is by far the best. First of all, it almost sounds like a studio album.
The songs are mostly complete without a bunch of mistakes and a do-overs and most sound really great. There isn't any joking around, each track pretty much jumps strait to the next song.
Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals - Elvis Presley FTD CD
Proud Mary 2:44 (John Fogerty)
Polk Salad Annie 2:46 (Tony Joe White)
See See Rider 2:32 (Traditional / arranged by Elvis Presley)
A Big Hunk O' Love 2:09 (Schroeder / Wayne)
Johnny B. Goode. 2:20 (Chuck Berry)
Young And Beautiful 2:37 (Silver / Schroeder)
Love Me 1:50 (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller)
Hound Dog 1:23 (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2:15 (Lloyd Price)
For The Good Times 3:09 (Kris Kristofferson)
El Paso 1:06 (Marty Robbins)
Funny How Time Slips Away 2:47 (Willie Nelson)
Help Me make It Through The Night 2:38 (Kris Kristofferson)
Release Me 2:31 (Miller / Stevenson)
Burning Love 3:15 (Dennis Linde)
Always On My Mind 3:44 (Wayne Carson / Johnny Christopher / Mark James)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:53 (Ewan McColl)
Never Been To Spain 3:38 (Hoyt Axton)
Separate Ways 3:38 (Red West / Richard Mainegra)
Elvis Presley (Guitar), David Briggs (Piano), James Burton (Guitar), Jerry Carrigan (Drums), Chip Young (Guitar), Dennis Ferrante (Mixing), Felton Jarvis (A&R), Al Pachucki (Engineer), Norbert Putnam (Bass), Ernst Mikael Jorgensen (Compilation Producer), Roger Semon (Compilation Producer), Charlie McCoy (Organ), Charlie McCoy (Harmonica), Lene Reidel (Mastering)