The MxF label will release soon a new product called “February 1974 Closing Show'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 09, 1974 Closing Show.
After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb, still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense, there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage, full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You” sang terrifically. At the same time he still performs a great version of the classic rocker “Johnny B. Good” without forget two classic early 70’ songs like Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous four.
The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music.
As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia. We love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early 69/71, the “NEW” songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to listen. The sound is very good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD audio quality with the unreleased status ….
We add as bonus for this first release a poster featuring a great live shot from Montgomery, March 06.
Vegas February 09, 1974 CS
01. 2001 Theme 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. Trying To Get To You 06. Sweet Caroline 07. Love Me Tender 08. Johnny B. Goode 09. Hound Dog 10. Fever 11. Polk Salad Annie 12. Killing Me Softly (by Voice) 13. Spanish Eyes 14. Why Me Lord 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Band Introduction 17. Introduction of Celebrities 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You 19. Help Me 20. An American Trilogy 21. Let Me Be There 22. Can’t Help Me Falling Love
CD time about 58.00 min