An Afternoon in the Garden

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An Afternoon in the Garden
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 1997 (1997-03-25)
RecordedJune 10, 1972
LabelRCA Records
ProducerErnst Mikael Jorgensen
Roger Semon
Elvis Presley chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

An Afternoon in the Garden is a live musical album recorded by American singer and musician Elvis Presley at Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972. The album was released by RCA Records on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the concert in 1997 and received an RIAA certification for 500,000 copies sold on March 8, 2018.


During the weekend of June 9 through June 11, 1972, Elvis Presley gave his very first concerts in New York City; he had performed on television in the 1950s and recorded at studios in the city, but had never performed in a concert venue before a paying audience. Four shows in total were scheduled: three for the evenings of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a matinee performance on Saturday afternoon as well. Engineers from RCA Records taped the two Saturday concerts, the results of the evening show released a mere eight days later on Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden, while the tapes for the afternoon show stayed in the vaults until a few months before the twenty-fifth anniversary of the concerts.

The track "I Can't Stop Loving You" had been released previously in 1977 as the sole unissued track on Welcome to My World, and the tracks "Reconsider Baby" and "I'll Remember You" had been previously released on disc five of the seventies box set.

Track listing[edit]

1."Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra"Richard Strauss 1:19
2."That's All Right"Arthur Crudup 2:21
3."Proud Mary"John Fogerty 2:45
4."Never Been to Spain"Hoyt Axton 3:35
5."You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"Vicki Wickham, Simon Napier-Bell, Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini 2:07
6."Until It's Time for You to Go"Buffy Sainte-Marie 2:32
7."You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector 4:22
8."Polk Salad Annie"Tony Joe White 3:10
9."Love Me"Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1:40
10."All Shook Up"Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley 1:11
11."Heartbreak Hotel"Mae Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley 1:45
12."(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" / "Don't Be Cruel"Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe / Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley 1:56
13."Love Me Tender"Vera Matson and Elvis Presley 1:39
14."Blue Suede Shoes"Carl Perkins 1:07
15."Reconsider Baby"Lowell FulsomOriginally issued on Walk a Mile in My Shoes (RCA 66670-2) on October 10, 1995.2:42
16."Hound Dog"Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:06
17."I'll Remember You"Kui LeeOriginally issued on Walk a Mile in My Shoes (RCA 66670-2) on October 10, 1995.2:30
18."Suspicious Minds"Mark James 4:46
19."Introductions By Elvis"Elvis Presley 1:26
20."For the Good Times"Kris Kristofferson 3:09
21."An American Trilogy"Mickey Newbury 4:41
22."Funny How Time Slips Away"Willie Nelson 2:50
23."I Can't Stop Loving You"Don GibsonOriginally issued on Welcome to My World (APL1 2274) on March 17, 1977, which reached #44 on the Billboard 200.2:21
24."Can't Help Falling in Love"Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss 2:14




Year Chart Peak
1997 Dutch Top 100 Albums[2] 61
2011 US Billboard 200 [3] 85

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000


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