ELVIS was never one for understatement, but even for him this was a grandiose entry.

Emerging in white jumpsuit and cloak into a cheering Madison Square Garden to the strains of Thus Spake Zarathustra (the theme from 2001 a Space Odyssey), Elvis presents himself as a higher being from outer space. And on the strength of this live recording he may well have been just that. From the first rolling riffs of That’s Alright through to the swagger of Can’t Help falling in Love, this is a slice of audio dynamite showing The King at his best.

For completists it’s a must-have, but even for casual listeners this newly-remixed hour-long recording from the afternoon of June 10, 1972, makes for a great listen. It’s a foot-tapping roller coaster ride through his best tunes (Heartbreak Hotel, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds...) and covers (Proud Mary, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin).

What makes this a must-have are the extras – including a recording of the day’s evening show and a DVD of previously unseen footage shot by a fan.

It’s hard not to love. And by the time you hear those immortal words “Elvis has left the building” you’ll want to play the whole thing over again... and again...