Memory Records will release two new CD's containing unreleased Elvis concert recordings. ‘Caught In The Act’ (MR 2027-2) contains the August 26, 1973 Las Vegas Midnight Show. Elvis is in exceptional form during this concert, and delights the audience with a mix of rock 'n' roll ('Johnny B.Goode'), gospel ('How Great Thou Art'), blues ('Steamroller Blues'), greatest hits ('Suspicious Minds', country ('Release Me') and ballads ('The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'). In the case of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', he even includes the verse that was omitted from the studio version.
2001 Theme / C.C. Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / Steamroller Blues / You Gave Me A mountain / Blue Suede Shoes / Medley: Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Mama Don't Dance - Flip Flop And Fly - Jailhouse Rock - Hound Dog / Love Me Tender / What Now My Love / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / Release Me / An American Trilogy - Elvis Introduces Lisa marie / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Johnny Be Goode / How Great Thou Art (with reprise) / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Theme
The second release is ‘Something Old, Something New’ (MR 2028-2) and it contains the January 26, 1974 Opening Show. This release and the first one complement each other very well; five months after the turbulent August / September 1973 engagement a more subdued Elvis returns to Vegas, and surprises the audiences with new songs from the recent Stax sessions ('Spanish Eyes', 'Help Me'), as well as the completely new 'Let Me Be There'. This concert also marks the debut of bass player Duke Bardwell, who performed with Elvis from January 1974 to April 1975.
Intro / C.C. Rider / I Got A Women - Amen / Love me / Let me Be Your Teddybear / You've Lost That lovin' Feeling / Sweet Caroline / Love me tender / Medley: Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Flip Flop And Fly - Jailhouse Rock - Hound Dog / Fever / Polk Salad Annie / Introduction of The Voice / Killing Me Softly / Blue Spannish Eyes / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / I Can't Stop loving You / Help Me American Trilogy / Big Hunk Of Love / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Both CD's are audience recordings, according to Memories ‘top-notch’, copied from the original tapes, and digitally improved.