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Bright Lights, Big City

October 24, 2015 | Music

The Straight Arrow import-label announced the release of volume 7 in their “Booth Tapes” entitled “Bright Lights, Big City” containing the Thursday, February 20th, 1973 Dinner Show as recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

From the press-release:
Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow CD titled "Bright Lights, Big City", featuring the Las Vegas, February 20th, 1973 Dinner show. This recording is taken directly from an original Rex Martin „booth recorded“ mastertape. When Straight Arrow started releasing the Rex Martin tapes a few years ago, they caused quite a sensation in the Elvis world. For years they were known to exist, but here they finally were, in a quality that's rare for off-line recorded tapes. In fact, these tapes are so good sonically, that they can easily match anything that's out there. They are certainly as good as the Rick Rennie tapes and bring us the true joy of Elvis Presley on stage in a way that many sterile / unbalanced soundboards were never able to do. The cassette A-side label is marked „20th Feb. 73 Dinner show“, and on flipside there's „20th Feb. 73 Midnight show.“ To the producers big disappointment, the B-side was completely empty, perhaps recorded over / erased by mistake! So the recording of the 20th February 1973 Midnight show is – very likely – lost forever…

Nevertheless, the Feb. 20th, 1973 D/S is another completely new concert recording, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form, and the sound quality is exceptionally good! Ask your local dealer for samples!

As usual, our new release is presented in Straight Arrow's standard deluxe digipack. Since there is a hand written notice on the cassette label: „Blue Suit / Silver Stars”, the producers assume that Elvis appeared in the „Owl suit“ - the only blue jumpsuit designed with silver stars. For this reason, we have decided to design the digipack with a collection of photos of Elvis wearing the „Owl suit“, as taken in November 1972

01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 07. Steamroller Blues - 08. You Gave Me A Mountain - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. I’m Leavin’ - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor George Montgomery - 18. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear) / Don’t Be Cruel - 19. Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements. 

Ciscoking wrote on October 25, 2015
Great sound and completely new show.....for collectors a must-have in any case....without doubt.
marco31768 wrote on October 26, 2015
In my opinion, every rlease from "SA" is a must have !
circleG wrote on October 31, 2015
Thanks to Cisco. btw I wish you'd reconsider about your web site
Ciscoking wrote on November 01, 2015
The site..is gone..I wont re-open it..I see no reason any more to share..you dont get anything in return but malice and mockery..see threads on FECC...
Natha wrote on November 02, 2015
Well Ciscoking, I for one always look forward to your valuable additional comments and appreciate your contribution. I don't know anything about this FECC, but I know that malice, insult and mockery are part of the dark side of humanity and is obviously a side that people tend to appreciate more than having a well-behaved civilised attitude. So I understand your decision. And now, I am looking forward to your next contribution ;)
Ciscoking wrote on November 02, 2015
Thats nice..thank you...I will be here..no problem..I still do the live section on elvisoncd.com. and when you have question you can of course contact me..