The S&R records label announced its 5th CD release scheduled in early July and titled "The Sound Of Vegas Vol. 1". It will feature previously unreleased audience recording of Elvis concert in Las Vegas, August 08, 1973 Dinner show. SR label is dedicated mostly to the releasing of early seventies Elvis’ performances, but the producers decided to give the life to a parallel project called the "Sound Of Vegas", related to the 1973 - 1974 years when Elvis’ rock'n'roll attitude started to disappear and his live act was transformed to a solid, professional performance closer to the musical feeling of other Las Vegas entertainers.
This first one - an early August 1973 concert - is taken from an excellent quality audience recorded tape and the show last about 60 minutes. It is a great performance with Elvis in good mood and strong voice. The highlights of the concert are gospel "How Great Thou Art" and Elvis’ "personal" number "My Boy" but all the repertoire is well performed without weak moments. The CD contains a deluxe 8-page full color booklet with many rare photos taken in Las Vegas in August-September 1973. The sound was professionally restored for the best possible listening pleasure.
Track listing :
01. 2001 Theme - 02. See See Rider - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Trouble - 08. Blue Suede Shoes - 09. Rock Medley - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. Hound Dog - 12. Fever - 13. Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Band Introduction - 17. My Boy - 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. How Great Thou Art - 21. Release Me - 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Riff.