Here is the press release on the 3rd Audiophile release entitled "Las Vegas Years Vol. 2 - Early Morning Rain" which is due for release Late June 2007.
Here’s Audiophile's 3rd release "The Las Vegas Years Volume 2" subtitled "Early Morning Rain". This CD is planned for late June release.
When Elvis' August Las Vegas engagement in 1975 was cut short by illness - Elvis returned in December to Las Vegas after a 3 month break from performing, being energetic and vocally in very good form. This show contains something unique - Sweet Inspirations’ drummer, Jerome Monroe was on the drums as Ronnie Tutt was unavailable due to the birth of one of his children. Elvis was in great spirits this night and gave it all to his audience, especially with some newer material “And I Love You So”, “Softly As I Leave You”, “America The Beautiful” and a complete rare version of “Early Morning Rain”. Also Elvis had a little boy from the audience come on stage to dance while Elvis sings "Hound Dog".
This CD also contains four bonus tracks and one of them is the last full live version of “My Boy” that Elvis ever performed live on stage. This new CD will come with an 8-page booklet, containing photos from December 1975 Las Vegas Engagement. The audio was cleaned and fully restored using professional equipment to achieve best possible result.
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen (medley) - 04. Monologue, introduction of Jerome "Stump" Monroe - 05. Love Me - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Fairytale - 08. And I Love You So - 09. Trying To Get To You - 10. All Shook Up - 11. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) - 12. One Night - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Band Introductions - 15. Johnny B. Goode - 16. Drums Solo (Jerome "Stump" Monroe) - 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 19. School Day #1 - 20. School Day #2 - 21. I'll Remember You (by request) - 22. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 23. Early Morning' Rain - 24. It's Now Or Never - 25. Softly As I Leave You (duet with Sherrill Nielsen) - 26. America (The Beautiful) - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp
Special bonus tracks: 29. Blue Christmas (Las Vegas 12/03/1975) - 30. My Boy (Las Vegas 12/03/1975) - 31. Just Pretend (Las Vegas 12/04/1975) - 32. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Las Vegas 12/04/1975)
Approximate running time: 79:42
Source: Email / Updated: Jun 10, 2007