"All Shook Up"
"(You're The) Devil In Disguise"
"Can't Help Falling In Love"
"Return to Sender"
"Good Luck Charm"
"Love Me Tender"
"It's Now or Never"
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
"Don't Be Cruel"
"Bossa Nova Baby"
This is The King's first showtape from Pizza Time Theatre. His shows all followed a similar format which many of the "imitator" cabaret and lounge acts used - a voice actor made little intro and outtro announcements to original-artist's recordings. Outside of these intro announcements, this is more or less a compilation of actual Elvis songs.
- During the introduction voiceover to "Hound Dog" The King mentions his favorite hound dog - Jasper T. Jowls.
(You're the) Devil in Disguise / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- For the intros of both these songs, The King recalls singing this song back on December 15th, 1977 at the Pizza Time Theatre.
Good Luck Charm
- During this intro segment, The King recalls when Chuck E. Cheese set him up with his big-break gig at the "Ratgarden", and he then dedicates this song to Chuck E.
- The King talks about a conversation he had with Mr. Munch about what kinds of clothes he likes to wear. He told him that on the street he likes to dress conservatively, but onstage he likes them as flashy as he can get them.
Can't Help Falling In Love / Don't Be Cruel
- These songs have identical intros where The King talks about critics that think they're smarter than everyone else.
- Oddly enough during this introduction The King refers to once being called "King Kat"... most likely a coincidence and not really relating to his successor, the Michael Jackson inspired King Kat
-3 out of 5 Tokens-
I think this tape was pretty good - after all it's hard to go wrong with Elvis songs right? Unfortunately that's about all this review can be based on since that's what this is... a tape full of actual Elvis recordings. Most of the tracks included here are from his earlier career so there's a fairly strong consistancy (soundwise) with a few exceptions of course. The little intros and outtros are a wonderful addition and without them it would be hard to even consider this a "Pizza Time Theatre" showtape at all.
So overall not a bad tape, but I would rather hear an original production made by Pizza Time than lip-synching. I know there's folks out there who disagree (mainly because cover artists fall short of achieving the quality sound of the originals) but hey, what can I say? I like hearing the "The King" instead of just Elvis.