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Vegas Variety Volume 8

February 17, 2012 | Music

Rainbow announced number 8 in their Vegas Variety series.


To be released March 2nd, 2012: Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 8 of their series “Vegas Variety”, featuring the complete performance of August 6, 1972 Midnight Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.

Rainbow Records is again able to deliver a very fine show in really nice sound, recorded by some fans tape recorder which has been secretly brought with by a fan. It is important for many Elvis-Fans to have just about every show Elvis ever did in their collection. Unfortunately there is no soundboard or professional recording available for every show. But still we are fortunate enough to hear most of the concerts because of the private recordings many fans did when they visited Elvis in Las Vegas and on his many tours. Those recordings might sound a bit rough to some ears but they are what they are: A document of Elvis´ big output of live performances.
As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of pictures and information covering the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in August/September of 1972 on its 20 pages.

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Until It's Time For You To Go
05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
06. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. What Now My Love (with false start)
09. Fever (with false start)
10. Blue Suede Shoes
11. Heartbreak Hotel
12. Little Sister / Get Back (Incomplete)
13. Suspicious Minds (Incomplete)
14. My Way
15. Band Introductions
16. An American Trilogy
17. Can't Help Falling In Love
18. Closing Vamp / Announcements

Johnny2523 wrote on February 17, 2012
i like the vegas variety series but to be honest im not that interested in this one. Little Sister/Get Back incomplete, Suspicious Minds Incomplete. Although i dont think this one is very different from the other concerts performed throughout august 1972.
Ciscoking wrote on February 18, 2012
The show is decent..Elvis concentrates on the music ..he isn`t very talkative..nice set list..
Ciscoking wrote on February 18, 2012
Ellvis wasn`t very talkative throughout the season....and he concentrated more on the music..fs?..well, it`s live and Elvis was a perfectionist these days... you cannot critisize this show and call the while season good..this show is typical for this season..solid with no surprises..but good set lists anway..
Lefty wrote on February 20, 2012
One of the reasons 1972 is my favorite concert year is because Elvis wasn't talkative. He gave the fans what they paid for, a solid hour of incredible singing. I'll take that any day over the 69 concert monologues, the rambling monologues and Karate demonstrations in 1974, or the smattering of incoherent speeches he gave throughout the later years when the medication was too strong.
Ciscoking wrote on February 20, 2012
Good point and it demonstrates how opinions can differ...and that´s good. Personally, I enjoy the shows with a middle thing ..not too much dialogue as Vegas summer 74.. but some jokes and dialogue as 1970. and 1975 is the right dosis...