Elvis Presley – The Final Homecoming (Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee 1976) (2009) 2 CD SET


Elvis Presley – The Final Homecoming (Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee 1976) (2009) 2 CD SET

Recorded At – Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee


July 5, 1976 8:30 P.M. Show

Before a crowd of 12,000 at Mid-South Coliseum. Exactly twenty-two years earlier (7/5/54), Elvis recorded ‘That’s All Right’ at Sam Phillips’ little studio at 706 Union. Introducing the song, he said: ‘I’ve had some people say – well, you can’t do that song anymore – well, you, by God, just watch me’.

A nearly complete show (see below) in very good and improved soundboard quality (mono);

38 tracks in total, with no bonus tracks, just the magnificent Memphis concert;

The drum, bass, and piano solos are presented as three individual tracks;

Running time:

CD1: 47 min. 10 sec. (17 tracks)
CD2: 43 min. 18 sec. (21 tracks)
The Memphis Show:
47:10 + 43:18 = 90 min. 28 sec.

General Comments:

The show is Elvis’s final live-in-concert appearance in Memphis, Tennessee;

Due to the fact it’s a tour closing concert and a home town audience Elvis performs extremely well, is in high spirits throughout the entire night and stays on stage much longer (for almost 90 minutes) than he usually did at the time;

A full version of “Early Morning Rain” was performed but it’s missing from the tape hence we only get to hear 53 seconds of it (you can hear Elvis encouraging John Wilkinson to “keep [the song] going’,” and he does, but the tape cuts right there);

The amazing three-song acoustic ‘section’ (incl. “One Night,” “That’s All Right,” and “Blue Christmas”) as performed upon request is definitely among the highlight of the show;

“Hurt” is sung twice (both times a full version is performed);

A very short (22 sec.) but rare “Jambalaya” made it to the set list;

“Softly As I Leave” is the only live rendition of the song as performed outside of a hotel venue (be it the Las Vegas Hilton or the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe).

CD 1:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra – 02. C. C. Rider – 03. I Got A Woman / Amen – 04. Love Me – 05. Fairytale – 06. You Gave Me A Mountain – 07. All Shook Up – 08. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel – 09. And I Love You So – 10. Jailhouse Rock – 11. Fever – 12. America The Beautiful – 13. One Night – 14. That’s All Right – 15. Blue Christmas – 16. Introductions by Elvis of vocalists, band – 17. Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson).

CD 2:

01. What’d I Say (James Burton) – 02. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) – 03. Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt) – 04. Bass solo (Jerry Scheff) – 05. Piano solo (Tony Brown) – 06. Electric Piano and Clavinet solo (David Briggs) – 07. Love Letters – 08. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) – 09. Hurt – 10. Hurt (full reprise) – 11. Hound Dog – 12. Funny How Times Slip Away (with reprise) – 13. Help Me – 14. How Great Thou Art – 15. Softly As I Leave You – 16. Introductions by Elvis of Vernon Presley – 17. Polk Salad Annie – 18. Jambalaya (partial) – 19. It’s Now Or Never – 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love – 21. Closing Vamp and announcements.