3000 South Paradise Road

Here is the cover of the upcoming December 2CD by FTD, dedicated to the August 1972 Las Vegas season.

This 2 disc 7” 16-pages booklet release, takes a closer look at Elvis’ engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton in August of 1972. The main disc is from the dinner show on August 12, and the second disc is culled from the rehearsals on August 4th, the date of the opening of the engagement.

As with “48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS”, this release has been prepared by Robert Frieser and Hans Slebos, who once again has done a fabulous job of collecting information and materials for the project. There will be additional information in the next few weeks.

“3000 South Paradise Road” provides a unique experience of Elvis rehearsing, 6 hours before the opening night at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 4, 1972. As disc 2 is captured on a personal tape recorder, the sonic quality is below standards, but historical significance more than compensates for its audio limitations. Disc 1 is a soundboard recording.


1) See See Rider 3:00
2) Proud Mary 2:42
3) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:31
4) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:00
5) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:34
6) Polk Salad Annie 4:00
7) What Now My Love 3:19
8) Fever 3:13
9) Love Me 2:14
10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:07
11) One Night 1:31
12) All Shook Up 1:01
13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:47
14) Heartbreak Hotel 1:44
15) Hound Dog 2:28
16) Love Me Tender 3:01
17) Suspicious Minds 4:38
18) Introductions 1:44
19) My Way 4:14
20) An American Trilogy 4:48
21) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:10

Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton August 12, 1972. Dinner show.


1) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:08
2) Until It's Time For You To Go 4:19
3) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:28
4) Burning Love 4:13
5) What Now My Love (version 1) 3:25
6) What Now My Love (version 2) 4:37
7) My Babe 3:37
8) For The Good Times 3:20
9) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:46
10) Fever 4:54
11) Blueberry Hill 1:46
12) Little Sister – incomplete 2:34
13) I’ll Remember You 4:00
14) An American Trilogy 4:40
15) Something 3:57
16) Faded Love 3:58
17) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:36
18) I’m Leavin’ 3:33
19) My Way (version 1) 5:38
20) My Way (version 2) 4:42

Recorded live on a cassette recorder at the Las Vegas Hilton August 4, 1972 rehearsal.
Substandard audio.


Source: Email / Updated: Nov 5, 2012 
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dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2012report abuse
The beautiful Prince From Another Planet 3 disc package is released on the mainstream label for an affordable price and this FTD release which I'm sure will not be as good in any way , shape, or form is going to be priced much higher. Elvis in 1972. If you heard one show, you've heard them all. Rehearsal sounds like a bore, a play once and thats it. Anyway the EOT rehearsals are basically what to expect. No thanks.
2012wiseman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2012report abuse
Is this gonna be another throw-away rehearsal without any zest or even Elvis in a bad mood ? Then, the only hope we have is that the Vegas dinner show is somewhat better ...! Looks grim indeed. Another cold turkey present for fans ...?
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2012report abuse
Instead of trashing FTD for the already released who I'm handful for the double release instead.of Just one cd for the price.
I too want unreleased shows but what is to be will be. Lol. As fo prince box set I'm bothered why it's not the same as other classic FTD releases so it'll if better on my shelf. Lol. Also concert and such belong in the smaller FTD packaging That's my opinion.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2012report abuse
Miraculously the rehearsal only just fits on the CD. We all know what this means. Don't think this is a coincidence.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2012report abuse
Just read on the australian site that the sound is better than on the bootleg blazing into darkness and that the rehersal has a better sound than they expected, and that there were at least 3 real gems on the rehersal.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2012report abuse
Cisco: since you're now involved in SB releases, are you behind '3000'?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2012report abuse
Thats my point about ernst, sometime its as if he wants you to question him. Did he not know the show featured on at full blast was better than the he picked? If your going to release a show thats been bottlegged at least pick the best one. And i have no problem with releasing bootlegged shows.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2012report abuse
Wiseman: go to Youtube and type in Elvis Blazing into darkness. There's about ten portions to it. It's a pretty solid show with some decent versions. But as I said in this space before, the Full Blast bootleg featuring the Aug 11 M/S would've been a much better option for '3000'.
2012wiseman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2012report abuse
Hope it's a (much) better releqse than From Haw to Vegas...!! (which was a total mishap, really). Who has heard the Aug 12, 1972 Vegas dinner show already ??? Can we get some comments on this from fans ? I wonder.
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2012report abuse
Another great FTD release, looking forward to it. Lots of interesting stuff this year, A boy from Tupelo, Prince from another Planet, From Hawaii to Las Vegas and now this one. Good stuff, Ernst.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2012report abuse
A collector dream come true...in every sense..
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2012report abuse
alanfalk, thanks for that link on MSG. Looks great!
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2012report abuse
I would have preferred the opening night show of August 4th, which is available on the bootleg CD ‘No fooling around’ that contains ‘My babe’, which is rare in 1972. It is an audience recording so maybe that’s why it’s not on this release, but it would have been nice. I am glad it’s on a 7” package. Looks like another great release! TCB
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2012report abuse
Only things i will buy from ftd are,opening & closing night ,jan/feb 1970,ttwii shows or on tour shows. Aug 72 is ok,but the show released on elvis at full blast is better, and the rehearsals do nothing for me.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2012report abuse
Don't mind me saying, but the show we allready have on the bootleg "Blazing Into The Darkness" and maybe the sound quality of the rehearsals is not that good...let's wait and see....Besides, Elvis was not that motivated to do shows in Vegas in August 1972...
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2012report abuse
Sorry, I should've been more clear. I meant the 1972/73 bonus tracks.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 7, 2012report abuse
This is off topic (but we are in the same year), I just wanted to inform those of you who have´t seen it, that in Time Magazine there is a film clip with sound from Prince from another Planet, It´s the opening number That´s all right !! And it is GREAT. Regarding the above FTD being in a 7" I don´t know, but they did the same with 48 hours to Memphis ( but maybe that was to make it similar to Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis ), anyway I love the 7", so I just see it as a bonus. Thanks Ernst and co. for both releases.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 7, 2012report abuse
I'm afraid the rehearsal recordings contained on this set will not sound anywhere near as good as those on "Stage Rehearsals", let alone better. The 1970 rehearsal was recorded professionally in the same way that the concerts were recorded, whereas this 1972 rehearsal was recorded on a small cassette recorder by somebody in the showroom.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 7, 2012report abuse
Being a concert completist and not having bought the bootleg, this I will get my hands on for sure. As I've stated several times before in this space I'm all for the re-releasing of bootlegs but of course not at the expense of unreleased shows. My only problem with this is the choice of show. The razor sharp Aug. 11 M/S would've been a more ideal choice but after listening to 'Blazing Into Darkness' on YouTube I reckon this will probably be a satisfying release. I think FTD has now got it right with the stage rehearsal/SB format as it makes for more worthwhile listening. which is what should've happened with 'Hawaii to Vegas'. Let's hope the rehearsals sound as good if not better than on 'Stage Rehearsal'. My only other question is why the 7" treatment??
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 7, 2012report abuse
The choice of a concert that was released twice on bootleg makes me wonder if there is there's nothing left of 1972. In the past Ernst often released concerts that have never before been available. Not even on audience tapes. Now he goes back to this twice released show of which the later release already had a top-notch sound-quality. Is the 1972 Vegas stuff already exhausted?
About the rehearsal: I'm eagerly looking forward to get this. But beside all the enthusiasm I have to say that I'm a little disappointed (very little) because if you look on Keith Flynn's rehearsal list you'll find quite a number of rehearsals in which Elvis sang 3, 4 or even 5 unreleased songs. Titles like "My Sweet Lord", "Sunday Morning Coming Down" etc. come to mind. I know not all these rehearsals have been recorded, but it's just sad the rehearsals that recently have been found don't have such highlights. With all the known titles and the banter probably being cleaned by Ernst this rehearsal is great to have but leaves a lot of room to dream.
wildfishie (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 7, 2012report abuse
I like the cover. The colors of the logos match that of Elvis. Very cool release by FTD. Changing the subject a little bit, does anybody here know if Aloha From Hawaii will be getting the same treatment of Madison Square Garden? I think it would be nice to have the show and its rehearsal in the same format. And next year is Aloha's 40th anniversary...
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
Dear Ernest: You found FTD path again. Marvelous release, great content and the rehearsals! What a lost and found, what a goodie! I Love this type of releases where we can see the inside of Elvis creating and preparing his concerts. And in a fantastic year: 1972… And Christmas is coming...
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
Isn´t this one of the 3 rehearsel tapes that Ernest bought from the same place where he got the film now out on Prince from another planet ? I think both cds are interesting as I don´t own any bootlegs, and I really hope that FTD will continue to release the best they have even though it is out on bootleg.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
ElvisSacramento, the site you mention made a mistake .Surfing to the site, you have 2 possibilities : 1) You click on 'Vegas Concerts' , choose 1972, and then you'll find they mention the medley being performed during the Dinner show, or...2) you click directly "Concerts On Cd' (top of the page) and you'll find he did NOT sing the medly during the Dinner show. Bootlegs mentioned by the Elvis In Concert-site (choosing possibility 2 ) : Dinner show on "Blazing Into Darkness" and "Hilton's All Shook Up", WITHOUT medley. Bootleg of the Midnight show on "Hot August Night" WITH medley. I'm sure FTD is correct. Always El.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
Can anyone here confirm if Elvis sang the "I Got A Woman/Amen" medley during the August 12, 1972 Dinner Show? According to the website ElvisConcerts, Elvis did sing it at that concert and they list all of the bootleg CD releases of this concert directly underneath the tracklisting for this concert. But, "I Got A Woman/Amen" is nowhere to be found on this upcoming FTD release "3000 South Paradise Road". I'm very excited about this upcoming FTD release and I will buy it soon. The content on this two CD set will be great and the title of the CD is great and the cover art is great too.
CrownElectric (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
Again a terrible cover from FTD. Althoguh the photo used is one of my favourites it is poorly colorised and the balance of photo and text elements are very amateurish. :( But I look forward to the content though.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2012report abuse
Yes it is the Dinner Show from the 12th they are releasing(re-releasing to us Bootleg collectors) but the MEAT IN this package will be almost 77 minutes of rehearsals......some of which has been out on Bootleg b4 but not much of it and in poorer quality. Excellent release and makes FTD THE package to buy this Christmas-will be superb set!~
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2012report abuse
THE SHOW : should be "recorded live....etc..1972.Dinner show instead of .....1972.Midnight show. Always El.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2012report abuse
Brilliant cover, stunning! Only the 2nd cd is interesting, why? Cd1 is previously released, is known for many years.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2012report abuse
Allready preordered mine,especially looking foreward to hearing the rehearsel version of My Babe and My way, and of course the whole disk 1.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2012report abuse
Great cover, great contents! Surely a must-have, I'm gonna get this one.

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