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Wild Tiger At The Hilton 3

September 11, 2011 | Music

The MxF label will release soon the third volume of “Wild Tiger at The Hilton'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 06, 1974 Dinner 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 introduce the oldie “My Baby Left me” without forget two classic early 70’ songs like Release Me 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.


Vegas February 06, 1974 DS
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. Good
09.Hound Dog
11.Polk Salad Annie
12.Killing Me Softly (by Voice)
13.Spanish Eyes
14.Why Me Lord?
15.Suspicious Minds (part)
16.Band Introduction
17.Release Me
18.Help Me
19.An American Trilogy
20.Let Me Be There
21.Can't Help Falling Love
22.Closing Vamp
Vegas January 28, 1974 MS
23.My Baby Left Me
24.You'Ve Lost The Loving Feeling
25.Rock Medley
26.I Can't stop Loving You

CD time about 58.00 min

Ciscoking wrote on September 11, 2011
I really like the shows from this Vegas season..Elvis is very focused on the music.. less talking than in summer this year.. Pity that MxF isn`t known for any sound improvements or great cover art work..the choice of this show is a good one.. though..
You Dont Know Me wrote on September 12, 2011
Great another release for me to completely avoid!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 12, 2011
Its good to know he is focused lol. 74 is my least fav year live wise,besides the march tour. hate the vegas shows for the most part from 74.
Leibermann wrote on September 12, 2011
MxF label is doing a good job in relasing more of the Hilton '74 engagement shows with an Elvis in re-found vitality ! Glad we can enjoy those recordings, thanks to that label. FTD goes too slow for some of us. However, he was no longer, I feel, the very creative man he used to be. He could have so easily rehearsed and sung some of his other hits on stage (listen to 'Y & Beautiful, Treat me nice, GRTonite, Baby let's play house, Too much, more R'n'R medleys with GGMs Molly+Tutti frutti+ready teddy+rip it up' etc etc) That new repertoir would have brought so much delight to so many fans who went to see him always when they were in Vegas or in Concerts on the road. Too bad and too sad, I feel.
Jerome wrote on September 12, 2011
at least it has Killing me Softly :-)..
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 12, 2011
Umm ftd goes plenty fast for me,had enough dry soundboards. Killing me softly,wow didnt see that, now i gotta have 10 copys!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 14, 2011
Yes he found new ways to sing throw away versions of his classics. I for one have imports,but great releases like opening & closing night 1970. Id not pay $5 for this type of umm release.