Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Elvis At The Hilton (2CD) - AudiRec (Import news)

Elvis At The Hilton (2CD) - AudiRec (Import news)

CD 1) HILTON HOTEL, LAS VGAS, NEVADA, 02-09-1973 / 3 AM SHOW
CD 2) HILTON HOTEL, LAS VGAS, NEVADA, 02-09-1973 / DINNER SHOW



AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS AT THE HILTON – a brandnew double-CD Set which will be released shortly. CD 1 includes the complete “3 A.M.” Show while CD 2 includes the complete Dinner Show – both dated September 2, 1973.
It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital City of the World” and Elvis – again – was the most requested performer people wanted to see in Concert.  No wonder the Colonel agreed when being asked to schedule a special “3 A.M. Show” on Sunday morning (Sept. 2) to fulfill the many requests for tickets. Elvis was so popular in Vegas, it is hard to compare with any of today´s artists. So it is never a fault to say that Elvis was indeed the “King Of Vegas”. For our first release and with all the technical help we could get from our friends from the “Straight Arrow” Label we were able to obtain two rare shows, both from September 2, 1973. We were given the opportunity to work with the original tapes, recorded at the showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel by a very well-known and a hundred percent devoted Elvis-Fan. Both shows have been recorded with a tape-recorder brought in secretly and have to be called “typical audience recordings”, though clearly ones which are of real good quality for that type of recordings.

Did you know, that Elvis rode on the back of “Memphis Mafia-Member” Lamar Fike when entering the stage at this early morning show of September 2? He was clearly in a playful and funny mode in the morning hours of this Sunday and it was showing in many parts of this concert. We all know the photos from the Closing Show of this engagement (just one day later) where Elvis did the same (riding on Lamar´s back but this time with a toy monkey on HIS shoulders) – but that was not the first time Elvis did such a “special” start of the show. Anyhow, this is just a small piece of information we collected for the 16-page booklet which accompanies the release. You will read many details regarding those two shows, written down by witnesses just barely one hour after the shows ended – up at their hotel room at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel!

CD1 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 3 AM Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. Steamroller Blues
06. You Gave Me A Mountain
07. Trouble
08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog
09. Love Me Tender
10. Fever (including excerpt of Polk Salad Annie)
11. What Now My Love (funny version)
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introduction
14. Release Me
15. An American Trilogy
16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man
17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. Closing Vamp

CD2 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 Dinner Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. See See Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. Steamroller Blues
06. You Gave Me A Mountain (funny version)
07. Trouble
08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog
09. Love Me Tender
10. Fever
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise)
12. Suspicious Minds
13. Band Introduction
14. Introduction of Gloria Loring
15. My Boy
16. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start)
17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
18. An American Trilogy
19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
21. Can’t Help Falling In Love
22. Closing Vamp

1 comment:

  1. these Audience Recordings are great got them all, at the end of the day its still elvis

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