The recent “normal” FTD contains the August 26, 1969 Dinner Show. Is it something special?
Fasten your seatbelt, so you’re secured against falling from you chair: this regular FTD has a booklet!
The booklet contains various live shots from The King in action and very interesting liner notes by an eye-witness, Ann Moses Marino. Furthermore the booklet is decorated with memorabilia and a couple of shots from the press-conference late July.
Although the pictures are not of the best quality, it’s nice to have them all together like this.
What can I say about the show? I thought the whole week of something witty, but can’t come up with it. The 1969 shows are so similar to each other that it is hard to notice something special, except the obvious: the live version of Inherit The Wind.
We have many false starts in numerous Elvis-shows, but this one has a false end: just when you think Elvis finishes (a very short) Heartbreak Hotel, he raises his voice and does some more. Also the intro of Hound Dog is a bit different (and actually funny).
The show is, like most of this engagement, great, although I wish Elvis was a bit more serious, especially Memories gets less than it deserves.
The fact that Vic Anesini mixed the whole thing says enough about the sound quality: that is superb.
Live In Vegas brings another very entertaining show, but I can understand when people say that they think it is enough, since they are all more or less the same (too much).