From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road

From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road
DAE LP 006/7 
4LP + 4CD set. 
Vinyl colour: WHITE, PURPLE and BLUE

August 1974 is a remarkable period in Elvis’ career. A new Vegas engagement was ahead of him and Elvis and his loyal musicians had plans for a new and refreshing show, which they were going to perform for a two week period. Probably to avoid getting bored from doing the same year in and year out, they went to rehearse some new songs to create the new setlist. 
Fortunately the rehearsal from August 16 was recorded on a 2 track cassette deck and is presented here in its ultimate form. Originally released way back in 1995 it was time for an update. Although the rehearsal and the show have been re-released by several other labels, they were simply badly remastered copies of the original release. Sometimes even being incomplete and sounding very “thin” due to the high level of noise reduction and compression. An exception must be made for some tracks in original binaural sound that were released some years back. The original master tape has been recorded in binaural but quality wise it left a lot to desire. In 1995 a straight copy of the master tape was used to create a more balanced mix of this remarkable recording. For this re-release an early “work in progress” version is used which contains less reverb than the version originally released. The recording has been painstakingly restored, resulting in what we believe to be the ultimate sounding and most complete outing of this remarkable rehearsal and the show. 
Following the rehearsal, we present the opening night show of the engagement rehearsed for. 
During the opening night Also Sprach Zarathustra and See See Rider were replaced by Big Boss Man and were followed byProud Mary and Down In The Alley. Most likely the audience was very surprised by the new setlist. Remarkably enough the next night the show went back to (pretty much) normal. Songs like Down In The Alley, Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues,Never Been To Spain and My Baby Left Me were not played again during this engagement. So without any doubt the opening night concert is one of his most unique shows. The reason for the abrupt ending of the new refreshing setlist can only be guessed, but most likely Elvis fell out of his comfort zone and the audience was more pleased with the good old I Got A Woman and All Shook Up. Some of the rehearsed songs did survive during this two week engagement. For example It’s Midnight & If You Talk In Your Sleep & I’m Leavin’ became regular performed songs during these two weeks.

Now available are these very limited edition deluxe box sets. 
Available in WHITE, PURPLE or BLUE vinyl. 
Each vinyl colour being presented in its own awesome designed boxset. Get it while you can.

From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road
August 16 1974 Rehearsal Pt. 1 
RCA Studios Hollywood/california

CD 1

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 
03 Promised Land 
04 Promised Land #2 
05 Down In The Alley 
06 Down In The Alley #2 
07 It's Midnight 
08 It's Midnight #2 
09 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 
10 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 
11 Softly As I Leave You 
12 Softly As I Leave You #2

CD 2

August 16 1974 Rehearsal Pt. 2 
RCA Studios / Hollywood, California

01 I'm Leavin' 
02 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 
03 Proud Mary 
04 If You Talk In Your Sleep 
05 If You Love Me Let Me Know #3 
06 If You Love Me Let Me Know #4 
07 The Twelfth Of Never 
08 Faded Love 
09 Just Pretend 

CD 3

Live August 19 1974

Opening Show 
Las Vegas Hilton / Las Vegas, Nv

01 Big Boss Man 
02 Proud Mary 
03 Down In The Alley 
04 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 
05 Never Been To Spain 
06 It's Midnight 
07 If You Talk In Your Sleep 
08 I'm Leavin'
09 Let Me Be There 
10 Softly As I Leave You 
11 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
12 Love Me Tender 
13 Polk Salad Annie 
14 Introductions 
15 Promised Land 
16 Introduction Of Telly Savalas 
17 My Baby Left Me 
18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 
19 Fever 
20 Hound Dog 
21 Can't HeLP Falling In Love (Incomplete)

CD 4

August 16 1974 Rehearsal In Binaural Stereo

RCA Studios / Hollywood, California

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 ** 
02 Promised Land #1 
03 Down In The Alley 
04 Down In The Alley #2 
05 It's Midnight #2 
06 Your Love's Been A Long Lime Coming ** 
07 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 
08 Softly As I Leave You #1 
09 I'm Leavin' ** 
10 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 
11 Proud Mary 
12 If You Talk In Your Sleep 
13 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 
14 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4 
15 Twelfth Of Never 
16 Faded Love 
17 Just Pretend 
18 Twelfth Of Never (Official Released Version) 
19 Twelfth Of Never (David Briggs Overdub) 
**technical Issues

Vinyl Side 1

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 
03 Promised Land 
04 Promised Land #2 
05 Down In The Alley 
06 Down In The Alley #2 
07 It's Midnight

Vinyl Side 2

01 It's Midnight #2 
02 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 
03 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 
04 Softly As I Leave You 
05 Softly As I Leave You #2 
06 I'm Leavin'

Vinyl Side 3

01 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 
02 Proud Mary 
03 If You Talk In Your Sleep 
04 If You Love Me Let Me Know #3

Vinyl Side 4

01 If You Love Me Let Me Know #4 
02 The Twelfth Of Never 
03 Faded Love 
04 Just Pretend

Vinyl Side 5

01 Big Boss Man 
02 Proud Mary 
03 Down In The Alley 
04 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 
05 Never Been To Spain 
06 It's Midnight 
07 If You Talk In Your Sleep

Vinyl Side 6

01 I'm Leavin' 
02 Let Me Be There 
03 Softly As I Leave You 
04 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 
05 Love Me Tender 
06 Polk Salad Annie

Vinyl Side 7

01 Introductions 
02 Promised Land 
03 Introduction Of Telly Savalas 
04 My Baby Left Me 
05 Bridge Over Troubled Water 
06 Fever 
07 Hound Dog 
08 Can't HeLP Falling In Love (Incomplete)

Vinyl Side 8

01 Twelfth Of Never (David Briggs Overdub)

Bonus Binaural Tracks

02 Promised Land #1 
03 It's Midnight #2 
04 Proud Mary 
05 If You Talk In Your Sleep 
06 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 
07 Faded Love

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Reactions

Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2019report abuse
A rip-off. Not made by DAE. Another PC enhanced fake. The longer the fan-friendly ad-text the more rip-off. There is no 'most complete'. All DAE left off of the tape was a few seconds where there was only paper rustle. And I bet they don't have that.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2019report abuse
I have always liked these recordings and feel it was a great shame that no professional footage was done in this year when he was in good voice and physical shape for most of it. This would have greatly helped to offset the general put forward thesis that he did nothing worthwhile after 1973.

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