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A Dinner At The Hilton

By ElvisNews.com / KeesSep 28, 2007
Released by a label less label is Elvis February 16, 1973 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Design

Ehh … is there any? This is what bootlegs looked like ten years ago, but it is not up to today’s standards. It is better than a tape copy, but still one expects a little more these days.

The design contains a big typo; “Februaru” instead of “February”. The design is very simple, a live shot of Elvis on the background some of the equipment. Looking at today’s concert it is hard to believe Elvis set-up was so simple. On the back four sentences which are the liner notes.

Content

The show opens traditionally and most songs get a standard treatment. “Steamroller Blues” sound O.K., so does “Fever”. Elvis appears to be on speed for "Hound Dog", he simply fast-forwards through the second part of this one while he takes the time for a tender rendition of the "What Now My Love". Only to pick up the pace again with James Burton on "Johnny B Goode"; one of the fastest versions I heard. Elvis sounds really raw, making this a fun version. He drops the speed a bit for “Suspicious Minds”. After the introductions and a standard “I Can’t Stop Loving You” he goes into a good rendition of "An American Trilogy" which gets a long standing ovation from the audience. The southerners in the show room showed their appreciation.
Strangely enough Elvis closes the show by saying he could have done a better show, but I thought this show was actually entertaining.

The audio quality is good for an audience recording (listening on my PC while writing this review).

Conclusion

An o.k. show, in decent audio quality but without an attractive package.

Track listing "A Dinner At The Hilton":
2001 Theme - See See Rider - I Got A Woman - Amen - Love Me Tender - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Steamroller Blues - You Gave Me A Mountain - Fever - Love Me - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog - What Now My Love - Johnny B. Goode - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can't Stop Loving You - American Trilogy - Can't Help Falling In Love
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Reactions

sohigh (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2007report abuse
Yes, this cover looks very cheap. But the audio is superior. I was surprised. I'm a concert collector and for me it's nice to have this one in my collection.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 28, 2007report abuse
C-R-A-P

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