Almost Done, Folks!

Following the remarkable success of our earlier August/September 1973 Las Vegas season releases, Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, featuring two more previously unreleased shows in topnotch audience recorded quality.

It was the final weekend of Elvis' 1973 Summer Festival, which meant that there was an extra buzz of excitement in and around the Las Vegas Hilton on Saturday 1st September. Elvis pleased his audience with strong renditions of „Steamroller Blues“, „You Gave Me A Mountain“ and „Trouble“. "Bridge Over Troubled Water“ was given the respect it deserved - especially during the Midnight show, when Elvis wasn't satisfied with his rendition and repeated most of the song. He said that when he did something, he liked to get the sound right. Elvis treated fans to his emotive new song, „My Boy“ - a song which was not recorded in studio until December '73. Since Presley Senior was in the audience, Elvis sang one of his father's favourite songs, „The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“. The grand finale of both concerts was powerhouse „How Great Thou Art“ - with reprised ending. The September 1, 1973 D/S and M/S are previously unreleased. Both shows are taken from 1st generation copies of original audience recorded cassettes, made back in the 70s by English super-fan and collector Rex Martin. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself! Double digipak is filled with (some previously unpublished!) August 1973 photographs and an eye-witness text written by an English fan, who was there!

Tracklist:

CD1 - Saturday, September 1, 1973 Dinner Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Trouble - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. My Boy - 15. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. Introduction of Vernon Presley - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Saturday, September 1, 1973 Midnight Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Love Me - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Trouble - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Name-check of group of English fans in audience - 15. Release Me - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. Introduction of Linda Thompson and Vernon Presley - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements. 

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Mar 11, 2015 
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Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2015report abuse
Thanks Ciscoking
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2015report abuse
exactly well said Cisco!~
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2015report abuse
Sound is pristine...shows debut on silver disc...for collectors a must-have..

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