Elvis Presley - Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

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Posted on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 6:19pm
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Album Overview

Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis is a live album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records in July 1974. It was recorded on March 20 of the same year at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, Presley's hometown. The cover features of a photograph of Presley's home, Graceland. The album was recorded on the same day as his Good Times album was released. Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was Presley's fifth live album in less than five years and the last to be issued in his lifetime. He earned his third Grammy Award for this album's performance of "How Great Thou Art". The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 15, 1999.

In the United States, Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis topped Billboard '​s Country chart and reached the top 40 of the Top LPs & Tape listings (now known as the Billboard 200). It was Presley's last album to reach the top 40 until Moody Blue in 1977. Although the live album was not a major commercial success, it did produce the singer's third and final Grammy Award winner, "How Great Thou Art", which won for best inspirational performance. Two other gospel songs, "Why Me Lord" and "Help Me", are given an inspired performance. Another highlight is a the Sun years classic "Trying to Get to You", a favorite live choice of Presley's, which suggested that he still had the power to belt it out when he chose to.

The live recording of "Let Me Be There" from this album was later used as filler on Presley's final studio album, Moody Blue. It was also issued as a promotional single in 1974, with the same song on both sides (mono and stereo).

In 2004, FTD Records re-released Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis containing the entire concert, which had included performances of songs such as "Suspicious Minds" and "Polk Salad Annie" that had been omitted from the 1974 LP to avoid repetition with Presley's previous live albums. On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set. Disc one corresponds with the FTD version, in that it features the complete show from the Mid-South Coliseum. The second disc consists of a near-identical concert recorded at the Richmond Coliseum just two days earlier; as it had a similar setlist, this show is known as the "test run" for the Memphis concert, but was recorded only in mono. Disc two also includes several recently rediscovered studio rehearsal recordings from August 1974. On release, the two-CD set re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 74.


Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
1Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2See See Rider
3Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen
4Love Me
5Trying To Get To You
6All Shook Up
7Steamroller Blues
8Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
9Love Me Tender
10Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mama Don't Dance-Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
12Polk Salad Annie
13Why Me Lord
14How Great Thou Art
15Suspicious Minds
17Medley: Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You
18Help Me
19An American Trilogy
20Let Me Be There
21My Baby Left Me
22Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
23Funny How Time Slips Away
24Can't Help Falling In Love
26Recorded Live At The Coliseum, Richmond, March 18, 1974
27Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)
28See See Rider
28Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen
29Love Me
30Trying To Get To You
31All Shook Up
32Steamroller Blues
33Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
34Love Me Tender
35Medley. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin'On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
37Polk Salad Annie
38Why Me Lord
39Suspicious Minds
41I Can't Stop Loving You
42Help Me
43An American Trilogy
44Let Me Be There
45Funny How Time Slips Away
46Can't Help Falling In Love
47Closing Vamp
The August 1974 RCA Rehearsal
48Down In The Alley
49Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
50Softly As I Leave You
51The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
52The Twelfth Of Never


  • Bass: Duke Bardwell
  • Drums: Ron Tutt
  • Guitar: Elvis Presley
  • Guitar: James Burton
  • Guitar: John Wilkinson
  • Guitar, Vocals: Charlie Hodge
  • Piano: Glen Hardin
  • Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
  • Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations


  • Art Direction: Roger Semon
  • Design: Peacock
  • Engineer: Gus Mossler
  • Engineer: Mike Moran
  • Engineer: Ronnie Olson
  • Engineer [Assistant] : Kabir Hermon
  • Executive-Producer: Elvis Presley
  • Mastered By: Vic Anesini
  • Mixed By: Rob Santos
  • Mixed By: Steve Rosenthal
  • Producer [Reissue]: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen
  • Producer [Reissue]: Rob Santos


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