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Elvis Presley – Event Number 8 (Live Soundboard Collection LSC-018)

Event Number 8 (Live Soundboard Collection LSC-018)

See See Rider, I Got A Woman / Amen, Love Me, Trying to Get to You, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, Johnny B. Goode, Hound Dog, Fever, Polk Salad Annie, Why Me Lord?, Suspicious Minds, Band Intros, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Help Me, How Great Thou Art (with reprise), Let Me Be There (with reprise), Funny How Time Slips Away, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Exit Riff

Event Number 8 on Live Soundboard Collection is a direct copy of Event Number Eight on Madison (CWP 03) released in 2000.  It is a very good soundboard recording of the 2pm early show at the Houston Astrodome on March 3rd, 1974.  Before 43,974, he played a show which lacked Joe Guercio’s orchestra with only The King, his rhythm band and back up singers. 

Given the intimacy on stage the performance is very intimate.  James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and the others compensate for the missing orchestra by giving little extras for a fuller sound.  The highlights include Trying To Get To You, Johnny B. Goode, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Help Me, Let Me Be There, and How Great Thou Art.  This is packaged in a digipack with period photos. 

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