Endless Summer Festival

Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak CD release "ENDLESS SUMMER FESTIVAL!", featuring the August 22, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original „booth recordings“, taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! The year's journey from Hawaii to Nevada was almost at its end on August 22, 1973. That Wednesday night, Elvis delivered two professional, sold-out performances for the faithful at the Las Vegas Hilton with a mix of the old and new, including a stunning, yet-to-be recorded cover of Richard Harris' 1971 single, "My Boy." After the final Hilton show on September 3, bass player Emory Gordy would leave to return to the more creative studio environs of Nashville, Presley would instruct manager Tom Parker to leave his employ, his wife Priscilla Beaulieu would leave for good, and Elvis himself would nearly leave the land of the living. It was a long, long way down from that worldwide broadcast in Honolulu on January 14, but the man would survive, somehow, and return to sing his soul that December in Memphis.
It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. Both shows are completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. They were never in circulation, in any form. Enjoy the music!

Tracklist

CD1 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Dinner Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Blue Suede Shoes - 07. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. My Boy (with lyric flub corrected) - 14. Release Me - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 17. Can't Help Falling In Love - 18. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Wednesday, August 22, 1973 Midnight Show
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. What Now My Love - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. My Boy - 15. Release Me - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O' Love - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Jan 22, 2014
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Reactions

blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2014report abuse
hummmm.......i still have some old live recordings lying on the attic. I think i will start my own bootleg label and launch several cd's entitled "Elvis Presley, as recorded live from the attic tapes"
haha
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2014report abuse
wow a cd taken from "the booth tapes".....as if this is very intersting. It's still a horrible audience recording to me.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2014report abuse
Sorry You Don't Know Me. You misread/misunderstood my comment. I was talking about Audionics` latest announcement in which they announced new shows which at least I haven't seen yet.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2014report abuse
Have Zero idea what your on about Boxcar??? All i know is i welcome a show i have NEVER HEARD in listenable sound from any source... Thankfully a 'reliable' label such as STRAIGHT ARROW clearly has some nice treats for us and i can enjoy that thanks very much for the work done SA!~
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2014report abuse
A little off-topic while we are talking about new shows: Didn't Audionics announce that all bootleggers are hybernating while they have the real great new stuff .. as we can see in the near future. Well, shortly after this announcement the hybernating-bug must have bitten them too it seems.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2014report abuse
Yes both these new shows AND sound Quality is what we expect from Straight Arrow .i.e. GOOD!~
and with more to come in the future we look forward to hearing more shows at a time when Elvis was performing and Singing very well~
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2014report abuse
Indeed, sounds great, Ordered my copy immediately. So let's hope it is of the quality stated. Anyway, it is a never beforeturned up source. After all these years. Yes, Benny, let's hope some others will turn up soon.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2014report abuse
Hi Tony, you're absolutely right ! It is amazing indeed , not only amazing but good news also. I'm sure there are still nice surprises who will see the light of day in the nearby future. Ordered my copy without hesitating, Straight Arrow has a good reputation ! Always El.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2014report abuse
It's quite amazing that previously unheard shows are still turning up and in the quality that these shows are said to be in.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2014report abuse
Sounds good! I'ts been a time since we had "real" new shows!
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2014report abuse
Two shows never heard before in any form. Not one word. The sound will be great as I have heard.

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