Elvis performs four sold out shows on June 9, 10 & 11, 1972 at Madison Square Garden – the first artist to sell out 4 consecutive MSG shows!
RCA recorded both June 10th shows in preparation for releasing a live album just eight days after Elvis departs New York. The album was eventually drawn from his 8:30 p.m. performance and was titled "Elvis As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden"
Elvis' engagement at MSG marked the first time Elvis performed in front of a live audience in New York since appearances in 1956 and 1957 on the Dorsey Brothers, Steven Allen and Ed Sullivan shows.
The MSG box office success from Elvis' appearance is further proof that the public had long awaited his return to New York - a fourth show was added on Sunday, June 11, due to the first three shows instantly selling out.
John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were all in attendance.
"Like A Prince From Another Planet" was an NY Times headline following the show
Item #: EPCD225
Disc 1 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. That's All Right 3. Proud Mary 4. Never Been To Spain 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 7. Polk Salad Annie 8. Love Me 9. All Shook Up 10. Heartbreak Hotel 11. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 12. Love Me Tender 13. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) 14. Introductions by Elvis 15. Hound Dog 16. Suspicious Minds 17. For The Good Times 18. American Trilogy 19. Funny How Time Slips Away 20. I Can't Stop Loving You 21. Can't Help Falling In Love 22. End Theme (Orchestra)
Disc 2 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2. That's All Right 3. Proud Mary 4. Never Been To Spain 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 6. Until It's Time For You To Go 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8. Polk Salad Annie 9. Love Me 10. All Shook Up 11. Heartbreak Hotel 12. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 13. Love Me Tender 14. Blue Suede Shoes 15. Reconsider Baby 16. Hound Dog 17. I'll Remember You 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Introductions By Elvis 20. For The Good Times 21. An American Trilogy 22. Funny How Time Slips Away 23. I Can't Stop Loving You 24. Can't Help Falling In Love