The final March 20, 1974 Memphis concert was recorded by RCA and release July 1974. "They were pretty smart about that", Bardwell observes, " They didnít say anything to us about it". Elvis was real psyched about doing a live-album in his hometown because "this is where it all started out for me", and right before he went on stage, he said: "Man, Iím ready and prepared for this recording session". The album, Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #33 on Billboard Album Charts & sold about 500,00 copies
The album got rave reviews in "Rolling Stone" and Elvis received a Grammy award for the sensational live-version of How Great Thou Art... " For Bardwell, the album is very special because he gets a rather unusual name-check from Elvis who says "Anyhow Duke, not talkiní to you personally, Duke, just killing time so I can drink water"Ö "Good God..." Bardwell laughs.."ďI remember thinking...ĎIf you're going to talk to me, talk to me, but don't say: 'I'm not talking to you'. My family still think thatís real funny"