Concert 2009-10-17 Sydney

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Saturday, October 17, 2009
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2009 Australia Tour




01. Blame It On Cain
02. Either Side Of The Same Town
03. 45
04. Veronica
05. Motel Matches
06. Down Among The Wines And Spirits
07. The River In Reverse
08. Our Little Angel
09. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
10. That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving
11. Everyday I Write The Book
12. Bedlam
13. You Hung The Moon
14. One Bell Ringing / Rope
15. Hand In Hand
16. Basement Kiss
17. Watching The Detectives
18. Shipbuilding
19. Oliver's Army
20. Sulphur To Sugarcane
21. She Was No Good
22. Brilliant Mistake
23. Dr. Watson, I Presume
24. How Deep Is The Red?
25. All Or Nothing At All
26. She
27. Pump It Up
28. Radio Sweetheart / Jackie Wilson Said
29. Alison - including He'll Have To Go
30. In Another Room
31. I Want You - with phasing and delay effects

  • Start time: 21:00
  • End time: 23:30

Submitted: JohnE

Opening act


Time Out Sydney


  • Tim

On what must be around my 40th time seeing Elvis, I was particularly looking forward to this series of show, as 1) it brought back very fond memories of the coward brothers shows that toured Australia in the mid 1980’s and 2) having just picked up guitar again after all these years, gave me an opportunity to concentrate on the simple melodies without distractions such as Steve’s sublime organ work.

After Thursday night’s show I was very disappointed. It did nothing for me. It was an OK show, not a great one. The song list was poor (she handed me a mirror? please), the audience flat, and he didn’t touch the martin guitar!

So I ventured back on Saturday night with trepidation. But god am I glad I did. Front row centre, the only thing between Elvis and me was that damn music stand. And what a concert. A much better song selection. Two from King of America (and the perfect showcase for this great album). Some rarities (In another room, Basement Kiss), some rarely played oldies (Motel Matches) and great covers (You’ve got to hide your love away)

He was, as usual these days, very happy, chatting with the crowd, usual funny stories, and the crowd responded, far more enthusiastic than the previous show. He just kept playing and playing, over 2½ hours, and a very long song list.

Acoustics still weren’t great (but better than Thursday night) and what genius thought it was a good idea to backlight INTO the audience? Elvis isn’t here to see us.

In the back lane there were very few people, and Elvis was quite chatty, he said he will be back when someone invites him. Elvis, consider yourself invited!!!


Memorabilia Tickets, stage setlist, posters, programs, etc.

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Ticket and tour poster


Official releases

  • None

Audience recordings

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Audience video


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