Here is the covert art of the forthcoming release The Talk Of The Town from the Audionics & 2001 labels. It is their second release of this special partnership and this CD will feature the Las Vegas, January 26, 1972 Opening show as taken directly from first generation DAT copy of original mono soundboard tape.
This classic concert includes first ever live performances of Never Been To Spain, You Gave Me A Mountain, Until It's Time For You To Go, A Big Hunk O' Love, An American Trilogy and I'll Remember You.
For this reissue, we worked directly from the first generation DAT, and we were able to make significant audio improvements, compared to original 1997 release. "Audionics / 2001" hope that this special joint-production will satisfy all those fans who have been asking for a reissue of this essential concert. This CD is scheduled for late October .
Excerpt from the sleeve note:
"Mid January 1972. Richard Nixon was in the Whitehouse, the anthemic American Pie topped the singles charts and NASA were working hard on Apollo 16, the penultimate manned Moon mission. Ali was still the Champ, and at cinemas all over the world people thrilled to the latest James Bond adventure, as Sean Connery battled the evil mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever. In Las Vegas, America's entertainment and gambling capital, Elvis was about to hit town for his sixth Vegas season at the Hilton Hotel and to paraphrase a snippet from a certain 1964 platter, "the whole town was talking".
'The 37 year old legend is back, Vegas wakes and smiles'
Elvis arrived in Vegas on the eighteenth of January and rehearsals began the following day. Rumoured song try-outs included Joe Cocker's Delta Lady and the Walker Brothers classic The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore. Neil Diamond's Holly Holly is also rumoured to have been given a test drive.
New songs that did make it into the live set included Marty Robbin's You Gave Me A Mountain, as well as It's Over and It's Impossible. Thankfully an updated arrangement of the fifties classic A Big Hunk Of Love also made it to the stage. Along with Lawdy Miss Clawdy, many fans site 'Hunk' as the most successful 50s studio to live 70s transition.
Elvis hit the stage running on the 26th January and presented one of the finest setlists of his career. Luckily, we have the complete show available on this fantastic CD in remastered sound, and what a treat it is! 'The 37 year old legend is back, Vegas wakes and smiles' gushed Billboard magazine. Make no mistake, Elvis was flying high in January 1972, and earning the best reviews of his career."
01. C. C. Rider - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Never Been To Spain - 04. You Gave Me A Mountain - 05. Until It's Time For You To Go - 06. Polk Salad Annie - 07. Love Me - 08. Little Sister / Get Back (medley) - 09. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 11. One Night - 12. Hound Dog (slow & fast) - 13. A Big Hunk O'Love - 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 15. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. Band Introductions - 18. I'll Remember You - 19. Suspicious Minds - 20. Can't Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp.
Approximate running time: 56:48