High Spirit In Vegas And Getting Down To Business

For the first time these two concerts will be available under their original titles, but not on CD-R and at the correct speed according to the update. High Spirit In Vegas and Getting Down To Business were recorded from the audience but quality was above average for this type of material. Both should be released soon on the Vegas Strip label.

High Spirit In Vegas - Las Vegas, NV September 2, 1973 MS: 1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:02 ; 2- C.C. Rider 3:21 ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4:26 ; 4- Love Me 1:40 ; 5- Steamroller Blues 2:48 ; 6- You Gave Me A Mountain 3:11 ; 7- Trouble 2:02 ; 8- Rock Medley : Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Mama Don't Dance/Flip Flop And Fly/Hound Dog 2:37 ; 9- Love Me Tender 1:32 ; 10- Fever 2:37 ; 11- Bridge Over Troubled Water ( with reprise ) 5:24 ; 12- Suspicious Minds 4:05 ; 13- Introductions of the band and celebrities : Hugh O' Brian, Marty Allen and Vernon Presley 3:45 ; 14- My Boy 3:24 ; 15- I Can't Stop Loving You 2:18 ; 16- An American Trilogy 4:25 ; 17- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:16 ; 18- Mystery Train / Tiger Man 3:12 ; 19- How Great Thou Art 3:38 ; 20- A Big Hunk O' Love 2:08 ; 21- Release Me 2:12 ; 22- What Now My Love 3:08 ; 23- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp 1:58

Getting Down To Business - Las Vegas, NV August 31, 1973 DS: 1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:09 ; 2- C.C. Rider 3:21 ; 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4:20 ; 4- Love Me 1:32 ; 5- Steamroller Blues 2:46 ; 6- You Gave Me A Mountain 3:09 ; 7- Trouble 2:04 ; 8- Rock Medley : Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin' On/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip Flop And Fly/Hound Dog 2:35 ; 9- Love Me Tender 1:40 ; 10- Fever 3:31 ; 11- Bridge Over Troubled Water 3:57 ; 12- Suspicious Minds 3:52 ; 13- Introductions of band and celebrity : Charlton Heston 2:41 ; 14- My Boy 3:19 ; 15- I Can't Stop Loving You 2:15 ; 16- An American Trilogy 4:01 ; 17- A Big Hunk O' Love 2:30 ; 18- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ( beginning only ) 0:58 ; 19- How Great Thou Art ( reprise only ) 1:32 ; 20- Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing vamp 2:01

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Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
i totally agree, perfect songs for elvis, i really mean that. well who knows maybe he did record them ; ) i really understand why you like ""creedence" and why Elvis loved them. they have some awesome songs, i found some songs on the internet as well..not bad, not bad at all, and also glad that the misunderstanding between us is over and i just remember the "Bad Moon" can be heard in the movie" american werewolf in london" great song in a great movie, which i have on DVD : )
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
YEs wish he would have recorded Bad Moon Rising & Traveling Band or at least done them live. Perfect songs for him.
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
and also I don't hate " Creedance""i didn't mean it when i said it..i was just a bit upset..that's it
i know Elvis loved them
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
apologie accepted. just wanted to say that i like the song of "creedance""Bad Moon Rising" and accept my apologie as well, but again i have nothing against you. you r a elvis fan and that is what counts and both we like other music as well ; ) any Elvis Fan is a friend mine..
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
Bryan - I didnt realize you said who the heck is John Fogerty is jest. Its just when I read some the comments posted on this site I get the feeling like some folks dont know or like any other artists but Elvis and thus cant form an opinion or have a rational discussion. I apologize.
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
Steve V..DONT U ever tell me ever again that i don't know nothing about other music besides Elvis..u r so wrong...i know exactly who Creedance Water Revival is...and that Elvis liked them they have some good songs..but it doesn't make me go out the door to buy their cd..is that a crime?..i know so much about other music....i also listen to other music as well..it's what i love the most..in 1993 i was in Memphis and i talked to Jerry Lee Lewis..across Graceland( the release of the elvis stamp)..he just cannot stand that they talk about Elvis in a bad way..so i'm not the only one...i also like Roy Orbison...Ral Donner...Helmut Lotti..and the list goes on..Steve V i have nothing against you..but i'm entitled to my opinion just like you.. i have been to Memphis many times, talked to Elvis's friends, including Charlie Hodge, The stamps, The Imperials, Sweet Inspirations, James Burton, John Wlkinson,Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Scheff, Joe Esposito... shall i go on?..oh yeah i even talked to Joe Tunzi when i was in Chicago a few years back...and one thing which i'm very proud off..i even talked to Lisa Marie....i treasure these moment for the rest of my life..
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 4, 2008report abuse
Steve V u are wrong u are one sided as well, and yet you r wrong again, i do listen to other music then Elvis alone, and may i remind you that this is a elvis site? as the way u think about me, i think of you the same way.. i know more about elvis is music then you realise.. but if we don't talk the way u do then we are bad..get real and i do know who Fogerty is.. i just don't care about his music...can you get a clue when you get one?..guess not..but i don't have to explain myself to you..i guess your cup off tea is that everyone has to agree to what you have to say..wel that isn't my cup off tea....i also know that Elvis liked Fogerty,so there goes your theory of me not knowing about other music.. ..music is my hobby..it so happens that is Elvis my favorite..but i'm fan of other singers as well..happy now??
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
Indeed the discussion got wired the wrong way. It is not about anyone liking Elvis' version more than another in a particular song. There it is emphatically mentioned they don't want any discussion about it! It is to vent personal emotions about songs. This train of reactions is about the releases of the CDs.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
yeah Steve V, you mean "Revival" I guess, what a great CD for sure. Wouldn't it have been great if Elvis had teamed up with someone like Fogerty to work together in the studio. The result would probably have been something really special. btw I think Fogerty is the most under-rated guitarist on earth. If you watch the Premonition video you see he's superb.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
whetherman - Yes I like Fogery's version of She Thinks I Still Care. Thats what started this ridiculous banter on song of the day, because I actually liked another version of a song by an artist other than Elvis. I should be banned from this site I guess! Its nice to see someone on this site listens & appreciates other artists. By the way Fogerty had a killer album last year. He has lost nothing from his CCR days!
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
Steve V, I entirely agree with you. My personal record collection has a vast array of artists from Buddy Holly right up to todays newcomers like Remi Nicole, via Dylan, Baez, Beatles, Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Van Morrison and even Girls Aloud. By the way, do you like John Fogertys version of She Thinks I Still Care? It's a lot more "country" but I prefer Elvis' version overall, though I am a big John Fogerty fan.
efan4ever (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
Enough already just agree to disagree
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 3, 2008report abuse
Bryan - while we are not allowed to do a dialogue on song of the day, you just proved a lot of what I thought about the people on this site. You are so one-sided and probably never listen to anyone other than Elvis that you cannot have an objective dialogue. Anyone who doesnt know who John Fogerty is shouldnt even be commenting on music or do you think Elvis was the original singer of Proud Mary? Look it up man! Sorry I dont like She Thinks I still Care - Elvis is more preaching than singing (Lord, Lord, etc). All that drama isnt my cup of tea, OK?
EP1970 (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2008report abuse
Bryan: Elvis disappointed me in 1 way - he didn't take care of himself...
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Ok Natha I agree with you all the way!!, i also like Elvis in the 50's in fact i love Elvis from then until the 70's. i know there weren't any mugs with elvis on it in the 50's, but there were other things like buttons dolls etc, Elvis never did dissapoint me in any way and he never will, i've been 5 times to the USA to visit his mansion and his final resting place.. then i realise how important he is to me..
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Theoldscutter is right to the extend that the fans had a lot to do with not challenging our King. Being a collector of the old days myself (and preferring the 50s!) I too feel that it would have been nice if other songs had been part of the shows. However, who in those days cared AND who realised that these concerts would ever be collector items! Now we have to do with what is there. For me, listening to around 2 hours a day to ELVIS, it is nice to have all these shows as they are. No mugs and so on for me (not in the fifties up till now!) I go for his music and his unique voice that was still sounding like a canon even at the end of his life.
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Elvis is and was also great in 70's and i know a lot of fans agree with me on this. his voice was also stunning in that period, i don't regret having cd's from Elvis in the 70's, live concerts and so on.. and btw what has ElvisMugs and Pens and blankets have to do with this? they were there also in the 50's!! and elvis in the 70's was not redundant not in any way,when i hear something beautiful and that is when i hear elvis also in the 70's his voice was always amazing ELVIS THE KING
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Actually I agree a lot with what theoldscudder says. And that even though I'm a definitive 70s fan(!). And the irony is that it's what theoldscudder describe, the rise and definitive fall of a gigastar, that makes the 70s so utterly amazing. Because the *great* moments with the king during that decade is so heartwaringly good! To me his "comeback" during 75 after the dead boring 73 and hitting rock bottom in 74 beats even his live comeback in 69. Regading the accusations of crap/stealing, EVERY bootleg is stealing so you may just as well STFU. That someone make a decent packaging of a stolen illegal recording does not make it any worse or better than any other bootlegs of the same recording.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Just to clear things up for those who don't think I'm a fan. I have been collecting Elvis from 1956 on. In the old days RCA had a toll free # for new releases. I bought the majority of the new releases on the first day they came out. That's how fanitical I was. Of course Elvis is not a Ham & Egger. It is you the apologist fans that buy every crumb offered to you that are the Ham & Eggers. Elvis had no challenges, so his concerts were lachluster soon after Aloha. Had the fans demanded better Elvis would have risen to the occasion. But you did not during his lifetime & now in death tou are still doing more of the same sucking up all the crumbs. Nothing has changed. I only wish they had deported the Col. late 1959. Had they we may very well not be having this discussion. So listen to all your redundant live shows, enjoy your Elvis pens, blankets, garbage pails, mugs. I'll enjoy Sun 209 in all it's glorious hiss.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Hi Kid , Bryan is absolutely right . There are indeed very good bootlegs, sound- and artworkwise.
But i've learned my lesson in the past. In my yesterday's reaction is wrote i would buy these upcoming 2 cd's, but i think i'll wait untill there is a honest review once they have been released. Always El.
GOTTALOVETHATVOICE (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
I find it unfortunate that the front cover picture of High Spirits in Las Vegas is now suddenly no longer a picture of Elvis wearing the Turquoise Cluster jumpsuit. Of course I am not 100% sure, but as far as I know, he wore the Turquoise Cluster jumpsuit during the midnight show of September 2, 1973 and not the Aloha suit. I strongly feel the cover art for a live concert cd should always depict the jumpsuit worn during that concert ...
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
Kid.. not the whole bootleg market is crap.. between them are many great releases who sound really fantastic...they really take time to make the audio worth while.. not every import release does that..i agree on that..but the rest is awsome..including artwork etc
kid (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
I think the whole bootleg markt is c-r-a-p because they want only one thing and that is make quick money. if you know that such cd's cost only 3 a 4 euro to make it. and a lot are made by using mp-3 or stuf that already bring out years ago. Or tapes such as i have made to cd and i do it only to make it on cd for friends and then after i see them as bootleg IT IS A SHAME. And what bring those great labels now a days out?only re-release. And who are the stupid once? We because we pay more then 20.- euro for a re-reale or a cd made by mp-3. This is what i think and sorry for mine bad englisch but i need to say this.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
Just a reflection: maybe some of us are a bit too spoilt. Let's not forget we are fans of the KING. I for one would love to have been present during one of these so called mediocre shows. Just to be there! Now-a-days I pay a lot of money for concerts of the TCB band etc. just to get a glimps of that feeling of lore. Not that they are not outstanding, but the real spirit is missing: ELVIS himself. Please note, I do enjoy myself when I attend those concerts. Nevertheless I miss his unique presence always. Wish he was here, even like in his worst show.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
Not sure about the oldscudder or not. I think a lot was said tongue in cheek. However I do agree that after Aloha the King didnt seem to care as much. I saw him at the Garden in 72, then again in 1973 at the Nassua Colesium. It seemed the fire was gone from the show. It was a very Vegas-y middle of the road show and he seemed to be going thru the motions. The songs seemed more rushed than ever. I came away disappointed and knew the Rock world would never take this man serious again depsite Burning Love (which he didnt sing!) being a hit the year before. We got the awful Raised on Rock & Fool LPs that year when we should have gotten a great follow-up LP to the hit single. Folks, you can be honest on this website and still be a fan.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
I missed the first releases of these shows, so if i can lay my hands on those to come i'll buy 'em.
TBG : well said ! I totally agree with you except for "theoldscudder". I don't think he's joking. One of his comments ( april 29 ) was removed from this site for using bad language. Just like Bryan i have my doubts if the man is an Elvis-fan . Hard to believe, being so rude and unrespectful. Always El.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
It's hard to take theoldscudder serious, and I think he was joking really.. Yeah, the shows did not vary too much, but which artist would be able to do that when u do 50 shows in one month in the same showroom? Elvis lost interest in this already back in '71! Of course he should have said something to the Colonel, but who are we to judge..we don't know everything that went on back then.. As for Elvis being washed out by 73.. He had a number 1 hit in 1972, and two more songs among top ten. And in 1973 his Aloha-show sold to gold and topped many of the charts. Elvis was still going strong in 73, but yeah, he did not exactly improve in the years to come. But this is old news, we all know what happened and who was to blame (the Colonel, and Elvis - who did not put his foot down..or up the Colonel's Axx..)
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
efan4ever so glad you agree with me! i have so many footage of Elvis from this period and on cd, the man is really awesome in 1973!!
efan4ever (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
How dare you talk trash about The King of Rock and Roll
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
To make something clear: By using the word C-R-A-P I laways mean the production of a disc and not the shows.....hey,..I am an Elvis fan..lol..
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2008report abuse
OldScudder you expecting everyone to agree with you, well i don't... and a lot with me you r trashing Elvis into the ground like it's nothing, it is really bugging me.. the way you talk about our man. in my opinion you worse then Ham and Egger, you read that other people don't like your comments, but yet there you r again saying the same thing again, if you don't like Elvis in the 70's, your problem... he was great in 1973, in great shape and strong voice and 1974 he was even better. again not everyone has to agree with you..and you r an Elvis fan?..yeah right
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
PG-13 rated response. By the time of these 1973 shows, The King had gone from Trendsetter to Ham & Egger. He sang the same tired songs time after time. Just look at these two shows the songs are the same & even in the same order. The only thing that distinguishes one show from the other is the announcement of the great Charlton Heston. People he didn't care, he drops words from songs laughts & jokes on many songs & is basically disinterested. What other major rock star did this & dressed like a jump suited Liberace? From his large repertiore he couldn't vary the show from night to night? If he cared of course he could have.!The man at 38 had no breth control to give a decent performance. And these were not decent performances. By this time many people considered him to be a washed up bum. Sorta like a fighter that goes on to long & eventually does harm to his career, legacy, & health. So don't buy this dribble. You may need your cash for petrol.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
I'll wait for the announced soundboard from madison of a 1973 show, let's hope it is a tour concert from april/june/july 73. I wish it would be the evening show of july 1st 1973 in Nashville! That would be a dream come true and without a doubt one of the greatest releases of 2008!
Bryan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
Natha And Whetherman i'm really agreeing with you i also love this period of Elvis, and he also looked great and sounds great these concerts are a real addition to your collection, i want to have these cd's too also the covers look great!!
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
I assume Ciscoking means by crap: the lousy products these golddiggers make to earn a quick buck. Not the show itself, these vegas 73 shows are worthwile and the sound is pretty good.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
Whetherman, you are soooo right. There is no crap. Indeed, there is always something in a concert that makes them unique. If they don't like it, don't buy it. There are only a limited number of cds released anyway. So maybe we can lay our hands on one more easily (haha). I also don't have these ones and look forward to hearing them. For me, he is not a ham and egg person. He is a great singer. Even in his off days he pleases my ears.
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
I'm with Kees on this one. I personally do not have either of these shows in any format at all and am therefore interested in finding copies if I can. I know they're audience recordings but I don't dislike audience recordings if they're pretty good quality. I can usually find something in every Elvis concert that I like and I'm a bit of a completist, so I welcome these releases. By the way, I hate it when any Elvis recordings in any form are called CRAP by other fans.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
These shows have been out on cdr first with the same titles. Later they were pressed on real silver discs and released on import..Elvis At The Hilton Vol.1 and 2..now they have been copied again....why don`t they at least choose previously on import unreleased shows..?
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008
Invisible because there was bad language used
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
Good point, Kees. Along the same line of thought, in effect, by being the first to put these shows out on real CD's, it's the debut of these titles, no? It's as if someone had a cassette copy of one of these shows for years but it never made it to LP or CD. That's not a "release." And why did anyone even put them out on CD-R ? Why go through all the trouble of a real package (assuming they did real covers, song listings, photos and liner notes) if only to go cheap at the very end by issuing a CD-R? I'm going to wait more to hear about how these shows are and how the CDs themselves are, so I look forward to your input, folks, pro and con.
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
Guys, I understand your reaction, but from a collector's perspective this is the first chance to get these releases as real CDs. So those who skipped the previous CR(-R)'s or collect concerts these re-issues are interesting.
GeertFromNl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
The makers of these CD's are S. W. I. N. D. L. E. R. S.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
I said it on FECC and I say it here: Forget this C-R-A-P.....please don´t waste your money...
Both are copies of other imports....these import were copies of CDR`s...
Copy of a copy of a copy..
all is just stolen....quick buck...keep your hands off..

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