Author: Scott T. Rivers (Atlanta..
RCA/BMG's remastered "On Stage" is a vast improvement over the 1970 Presley release. Elvis takes familiar songs such as "Sweet Caroline" and "Release Me" and makes them his own — erasing any lingering memory of the originals. His performances of "Polk Salad Annie" and "Suspicious Minds" still pack a powerful punch. The bonus tracks (particularly a standout version of "Long Tall Sally") are excellent and should have been included on the original album.