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Black Angels In Vegas

May 27, 2009 | Music

The first release from the brand new label Venus Productions is titled "Black Angels in Vegas". This 2 CD-set will contain the August 30, 1974 Midnight show, professionally remastered from a newly discovered first generation soundboard tape. The sound quality is stunning according to the press-release.

The set will come to you in a beautiful full color, hardcover book with many rare and unpublished pictures plus extensive liner notes, spread over 60 pages.


2001 Theme / See See Rider / Dialogue / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / It's Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / All Shook Up / Softly As I Leave You / Hound Dog / American Trilogy / Elvis introduces Dean Nichopoulos / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / Karate Monologue / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Elvis introduces Kang Rhee / Karate Dialogue / Help Me / Let Me Be There (+ reprise) / How Great Thou Art (+ reprise) / Hawaiian Wedding Song / You Gave Me A Mountain / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

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Jerome-the-third wrote on May 27, 2009
must be a nice release, probably unaffordable too many people..
sitdown68 wrote on May 28, 2009
One notes the modern song line up. Only one throw away song. What's the content of the other CD? An interview with Joe Tunzi ? ;-)
benny scott wrote on May 28, 2009
Good question sitdown68 ! Can hardly believe this one show will be spread over 2 CDs. So untill now the content of the 2nd CD is unknown . Anyone ??
Iron Man wrote on May 28, 2009
The original Night Fever In Vegas was actually a double CD set and therefore I see no reason why this show can not be spread over two CDs.
benny scott wrote on May 28, 2009
OK Iron man, mystery solved ! The reviewer of the in 1996 released "Night Fever in Vegas" wrote: "the only minus of this release is that the show is spliced between 2 discs." I really wonder why they put 16 tracks on disc 1 and 12 (!!!) tracks on disc 2. You see no reason why this show shouln NOT be spread over 2 CDs . That's OK with me. But I see no reason why this show SHOULD be spread over 2 discs. Maybe the package will be more expensive that way, and maybe that's the label's goal.
Iron Man wrote on May 28, 2009
benny scott, in no way do I try to excuse the producers of the set. From what I remember the show runs a few minutes over 80 minutes. Since most of the fans that are going to purchase this set are running for the complete stuff I believe the producers' intention was to give the complete thing. Besides that 90% of the price of this set will be the book, not the second CD (CDs are not that much expensive)
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 28, 2009
An unknown label first release is a rerelease and in a book format,no way would i spend what i know this cost on such a show,these are the shows i stay away from,and in my view they could edit this one down to 80 min just take out some of the silly chat,to those who are interested,enjoy!
benny scott wrote on May 28, 2009
Hi Iron Man. I see your point and can live with that. I'm sure you're right stating the fans want to have the whole thing. On the other hand, mature_elvis_fan 75's reasoning is not bad at all. Editing by taking out some spoken parts should give the fans the opportunity to hear the concert ( mainly songs ) without to have switch discs. So both of you have a point here. Always El.
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on May 29, 2009
I thought the original 2CD set, "Night Fever in Vegas" was of the 8/30/74 3:00am show, not the Midnight show. Is this new release the same show or a different one? Does anyone know?
benny scott wrote on May 29, 2009
2kisses&3scarfs : the original set "Night Fever in Vegas" was indeed the midnight-show. According to several ( reliable) other sites there was NO 3:00 am show on August 30, 1974. Only the Dinnershow at 8.15 pm and Midnightshow at 12.00 am. Always El.
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on May 29, 2009
Thanks, Benny Scott! I should've known that myself.
marco31768 wrote on May 29, 2009
These improved re-release are welcome !
Ciscoking wrote on May 30, 2009
The RT of Night Fever is 84:58...so you need 2 discs...the date is the MS..there was no 3 am show.. The show is not bad....but the karate talking is annoying..15 minutes of nothing....he better had sung 5 more songs....
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 30, 2009
You dont need 2 disc's,you do some clever editing,the karate talk is something i can do without,and wouldnt want to pay for another disc to hear it!
Ciscoking wrote on May 30, 2009
The problem is,..if you edit it ...you get problems..
Tony C wrote on May 30, 2009
The producers of CD's such as this are in a no-win situation. When releases have been edited to fit the eighty minute CD format, people complain. This one has been left intact and what happens, people complain.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on May 30, 2009
Not complain just gioving a view, i dont want the show period!!