From the E.P. Collector import-label is a 2 CD set entitled
”The Beat Is Back” containing an private recording of the April
21, 1976 performance in Kansas City, MO. The running-time is 84:33
From the press-release:
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.
Shane Kiester was replaced on piano by Tony Brown and Ronnie Tutt was back
on drums, replacing Larrie Londin.
Among the concert
”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
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.
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 back, too!
Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme)
02. C. C. Rider
03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06. You Gave Me A Mountain (with false start)
07. Steamroller Blues - 08. All Shook Up
09. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
10. Heartbreak Hotel
11. My Way
12. Polk Salad Annie.
02. What'd I Say
03. Drums Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
04. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
05. Piano Solo (Tony Brown)
06. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)
07. School Day
08. And I Love You So
10. Help Me
11. Burning Love
12. America (The Beautiful)
13. How Great Thou Art
14. Little Darlin' (with false start)
15. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
16. Hound Dog
17. Can't Help Falling In Love
18. Closing Vamp & Announcements
19. Elvis In Kansas City announcement.