From „The Rick Rennie master tapes“ Vol. 4. Coming out soon is the 4th volume of Straight Arrow's „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTERTAPES“ series - a double-digipak CD release, called "ELVIS ’70: HOT TO TROT!", featuring the August 20th, 1970 Las Vegas dinner and midnight shows. These recordings, last released in January 2004 by Memory records, have not been reissued since then. To achieve the best possible results, Straight Arrow worked from a direct digital transfer of the original 120 minute cassette.
Roughly a week after MGM had left town, Elvis Presley had finally settled on a format for his show that he felt comfortable with and that resonated with his Vegas audiences. He had tried out many different songs during the first two weeks of his engagement: some worked, others didn't. The shows that are included here capture a confident Elvis who at this stage clearly loved performing in Las Vegas. His powerful voice, warm stage personality & cool sense of humor really shine on these recordings, and give the listener a true sense of what it was like to see the man on stage in his prime. Elvis is clearly in his element, singing a well-balanced set that features both the cream of his recent recordings as well as solid versions of his classics. He even jams with the band on brief versions of 'Memphis Tennessee' and 'More'. As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipack edition is limited to 500 copies. If you enjoyed our previous volumes of the „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTER TAPES“ series, you cannot go wrong with " ELVIS ’70: HOT TO TROT!" Ask your local dealer for samples. Newly remastered from the best possible source, these recordings are a real delight for the true Elvis aficionado!
CD1 – Thursday, August 20, 1970 Dinner Show
01. Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) - 04. Tiger Man - 05. Monologue - 06. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. I Just Can't Help Believin' - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Introductions cont'd - 14. Introduction Of Ruth Bowen and The Rinky-Dinks - 15. The Wonder Of You - 16. Heartbreak Hotel - 17. Memphis Tennessee (one verse) - 18. One Night - 19. Blue Suede Shoes - 20. Hound Dog - 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 22. Suspicious Minds - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
CD2 – Thursday, August 20, 1970 Midnight Show
01. Orchestra Intro (ending only)/Opening Vamp - 02. That's All Right - 03. I Got A Woman / Ave Maria (excerpt) - 04. Tiger Man - 05. Playing with laughing box/Monologue - 06. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 07. I've Lost You - 08. Sweet Caroline - 09. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 10. Polk Salad Annie - 11. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 12. Sweet Inspiration - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra continues- 14. Johnny B. Goode - 15. Introductions cont'd - 16. The Wonder Of You - 17. Heartbreak Hotel - 18. Blue Suede Shoes - 19. Hound Dog - 20. More (part only) - 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 22. Suspicious Minds (laughing version) - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.