Elvis In Concert 1972

Innledning

I 1972 gjennomførte Elvis over 160 show, fordelt på to engasjement i Las Vegas og tre turnéer. Et av høydepunktene for året var april-turnéen, som også ble filmet og senere gitt ut som Elvis’ siste kinofilm; Elvis On Tour. Et annet soleklart høydepunkt var de 4 legendariske showene i et fullstappet Madison Square Garden i New York, der Elvis virkelig bekreftet for alle at han fremdeles var verdens fremste artist.

Elvis hadde virket trøtt og delvis uinspirert under begge sine engasjement i Las Vegas året før, og det hadde vært tydelig at det behøvdes en vitamininnsprøytning. Denne kom i 1972 i form av en del nye sanger på repertoaret. Elvis fremsto nok en gang som vital og inspirert, og rent vokalt hadde han kanskje aldri vært bedre.

Sesong 6 i Las Vegas; 26. Januar til 23. Februar

Som tidligere nevnt hadde hans to foregående engasjement i Las Vegas ikke vært blant hans beste, men Elvis fremsto nå med ny giv og han virket generelt inspirert under sesongens åpningsshow den 26. januar. Det var tydelig at han nå var tilbake for fullt. I privatlivet hadde dog Elvis sitt å slite med, siden Priscilla rett forut for sesongåpningen hadde flyttet ut fra Graceland. En skilsmisse var nært forestående.

Vokalt var Elvis bedre enn noensinne, og det faktum at det i tillegg var øvet inn nye sterke nummer gjorde sitt til at den sjette sesongen i Las Vegas må regnes blant hans beste. Sangene ble ofte fremført med lite snakk og morsomheter mellom numrene, og Elvis’ tendens til å alterere om på sangtekster forekom sjeldent. Dette medførte et større fokus på selve sangprestasjonen. Samtidig var det noen fans som uttrykte skuffelse over at samspillet med publikum ikke var like sterkt som tidligere. Rent fysisk fremsto Elvis i god form.

Billboard beskrev et av showene på følgende måte; «Det stramme, fartsfylte, og akkurat lange nok showet hadde ingen dødpunkter. Presley ga publikum akkurat det de kom for å se» («The tight, fast paced, just long enough show had no weak spots. Presley gave the audience what they came to see»).

«An American Trilogy» ble et av hans nye høydepunkt under konsertene. Denne sangen var satt sammen av 3 tradisjonelle sørstatshymner; «Dixie», «The Battle Hymn Of The Republic» og «All My Trials», arrangert av Mickey Newbury i 1971. Publikum inntok en nærmest religiøs transetilstand og nummeret med belønnet med stående applaus… hver gang! Det var under denne sesongen at Elvis begynte å fremføre «See See Rider» som åpningsnummer etter den majestetiske innledningen med «Also Sprach Zarathustra». Dette skulle bli en praksis han fortsatte med, nesten uten unntak, karrieren ut. Andre nye sanger var «Never Been To Spain», «You Gave Me A Mountain» og den nye singelen «Until It’s Time For You To Go». Alle sterke sanger, som bidro til å løfte showene til nye høyder. Elvis blåste også støvet av de gamle hitlåtene «A Big Hunk O’ Love» og «I’ll Remember You», en sang som virkelig fortjente å bli revitalisert i Elvis’ nå sterke live-materiale. De nye sangene i kombinasjon med tidligere benyttede storheter som «Bridge Over Troubled Water», «Suspicious Minds», «It’s Over» og «The Impossible Dream», opplevdes Kongens repertoar nå som det sterkeste noensinne.

RCA var også i Las Vegas under Elvis’ 6. sesong. De gjorde en del innspillinger mellom 14. og 17. februar, med tanke på å samle nok materiale til et nytt album som hadde fått arbeidstittelen Standing Room Only. Intensjonen var å spille inn en del av de nye sangene fra 1971 og 1972 (som ikke hadde vært innspilt i studio), og samle disse på et album; «You Gave Me A Mountain», «Never Been To Spain», «The Impossible Dream», «It’s Impossible», «It’s Over», og «An American Trilogy». Det nye albumet ble blant annet annonsert på singelen til «An American Trilogy», men platen materialiserte seg aldri. Først ble platen utsatt da RCA planla en albumutgivelse i forbindelse med filmen Elvis On Tour. Senere ble det besluttet å gi ut Madison Square Garden-konserten bare dager etter at denne fant sted. Dermed ble Standing Room Only utsatt så lenge at det ikke lenger var ønskelig å gi ut platen. Synd, da denne platen gjerne kunne ha blitt en av Elvis’ beste utgivelser på 70-tallet. Som nevnt ble «An American Trilogy» utgitt som singel, og låten «It’s Impossible» ble inkludert (helt ute av kontekst) på platen Elvis (The Fool Album). Alle de andre innspillingene forble ubenyttet og samlet kun støv i arkivene til etter Elvis’ død. I 1999 ga RCA ut en plate med tittelen Burning Love som samlet alle sporene som var tiltenkt Standing Room Only. I 2009 ga FTD ut en plate med navn og omslag tilsvarende den tiltenkte utgivelsen.

Under denne sesongen i Las Vegas benyttet Elvis «paisley» skjorter med matchende bukser, i stedet for «jumpsuits».

The Talk Of The Town - 2008 - Audionics

Las Vegas, Nevada January 26, 1972 Opening Night (Soundboard Recording)

1. See See Rider, 2. Proud Mary, 3. Never Been To Spain, 4. You Gave Me A Mountain, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Love Me, 8. Little Sister - Get Back, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. One Night, 12. Hound Dog, 13. A Big Hunk O' Love, 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 15. Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 16. An American Trilogy, 17. Band Introductions, 18. I'll Remember You, 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Can't Help Falling In Love

Live In Las Vegas Box Set - 2001 - RCA

Las Vegas, Nevada February 14 - 17, 1972 Several Shows (Multi Track Recording)

CD 3: 15. Never Been To Spain, 16. You Gave Me A Mountain, 17. It's Impossible, 18. It's Over, 19. Hound Dog, 20. Little Sister - Get Back, 21. A Big Hunk O' Love, 22. The Impossible Dream, 23. An American Trilogy (Tracks 15-17, 21-23: Las Vegas, Nevada February 16, 1972 MS / Track 18: Las Vegas, Nevada February 17, 1972 DS / Track 19: Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 1972 DS / Track 20: Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 1972 MS)

An American Trilogy - 2007 - FTD

Las Vegas, Nevada February 15 - 18, 1972 Several Shows (Multi Track Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Love Me, 7. All Shook Up, 8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 9. Hound Dog, 10. Little Sister - Get Back, 11. It's Impossible, 12. It's Over, 13. The Impossible Dream, 14. A Big Hunk O' Love, 15. An American Trilogy, 16. Can't Help Falling In Love, 17. Closing Vamp - Bonus Tracks: 18. Until It's Time For You To Go, 19. Polk Salad Annie, 20. One Night, 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 22. Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 23. I'll Remember You, 24. Suspicious Minds (Tracks 10,14,15: Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 1972 MS / Tracks 11 & 13: Las Vegas, Nevada February 16, 1972 MS / Track 12: Las Vegas, Nevada February 17, 1972 DS / Tracks 18-24: Las Vegas, Nevada January 26, 1972 OS)

To Live And Die In Dixie – 2013 - Straight Arrow

Las Vegas, Nevada February 19, 1972 Dinner Show / February 19, 1972 Midnight Show (Audience Recording)

CD 1 (February 19, 1972 DS): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Hound Dog, 12. A Big Hunk O' Love, 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Band Introductions, 16. Introduction of DJ R. W. Morgan, 17. An American Trilogy, 18. Can't Help Falling In Love, 19. Closing Vamp

CD 2 (February 19, 1972 MS): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Hound Dog, 12. A Big Hunk O' Love, 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Band Introductions, 16. Introduction of actor Chill Wills, 17. An American Trilogy, 18. Can't Help Falling In Love, 19. Closing Vamp – Bonus Track: 20. I'm Leaving It All Up To You (Track 20: Las Vegas, Nevada February 10, 1972 MS)

Stronger Than Pride - 2012 - VV

Las Vegas, Nevada February 23, 1972 Dinner Show (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It’s Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 11. Hound Dog, 12. A Big Hunk O’ Love, 13. Help Me Make It Through The Night, 14. Suspicious Minds, 15. Band Introductions, 16. An American Trilogy, 17. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 18. Closing Vamp - Bonus Tracks: 19. Never Been To Spain,  20. You Gave Me A Mountain, 21. Until It’s Time For You To Go, 22. A Big Hunk O’ Love, 23. An American Trilogy, 24.I’ll Remember You, 25.It’s Impossible, 26.The Impossible Dream, 27.It’s Over (Tracks 19-24: Las Vegas, Nevada January 26, 1972 OS / Track 25-26: Las Vegas, Nevada February 16, 1972 MS / Track 27: Las Vegas, Nevada February 17, 1972 DS)

Turné 4; 5. April til 19. April

Elvis’ vår-turné ble filmet av MGM i forbindelse med kinodokumentaren Elvis On Tour. En film som senere ble belønnet med en Golden Globe for beste dokumentar. Filmteamet fulgte Elvis deler av turnéen. De startet med testfilming under åpningsshowet i Buffalo, New York 5. april, og fortsatte med primærinnspillinger under showene i Hampton Roads 9. april, Richmond 10. april, Greensboro 14. april og San Antonio 18. april.

Det eksisterer også ubenyttede opptak, dog ikke fra selve konsertene, i Dayton, Ohio (7/4), Roanoke, Virginia (11/4) og fra Albuquerque, New Mexico (19/4).

Denne turnéen som strakk seg over drøye 2 uker og som inkluderte 19 show, regnes for å være god rent musikalsk. Orkester og band fungerte meget godt sammen, og Elvis var vokalt fremdeles i toppform. Fysisk og psykisk derimot var ikke dette det beste tidspunktet å gjøre filminnspillinger på. Elvis hadde lagt på seg flere kilo etter siste Las Vegas sesong, og han hadde knasket store mengder slankepiller forut for turnéen for å ta seg best ut. Elvis hadde nok tatt av noen kilo, men dette hadde gått på bekostning av helsen. Han var blek og pløsete i ansiktet, og han virket generelt sliten (dette var første gang i karrieren at Elvis ikke så helt sunn og frisk ut). Separasjonen fra Priscilla begynte å sette spor.

RCA spilte inn flere av disse showene, med tanke på å inkludere noe av dette materiale på den tidligere omtalte Standing Room Only-utgivelsen. De fleste av disse konsertopptakene ligger fremdeles og støver ned i hvelvene til RCA.

Flere detaljer rundt denne turnéen finner du her.

The Hampton Roads Concert - 2004 - Triangle

Hampton, Virginia April 9, 1972 (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Until It's Time For You To Go, 4. Polk Salad Annie, 5. Love Me, 6. All Shook Up, 7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 8. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 9. I Can't Stop Loving You, 10. Hound Dog, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. For The Good Times, 14. Band Introductions, 15. An American Trilogy, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. A Big Hunk O' Love, 18. How Great Thou Art, 19. Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps), 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 21. Can't Help Falling In Love, 22. Closing Vamp.

Elvis On Tour - 2013 - Gravel Road

Hampton, Virginia April 9, 1972 (Soundboard Recording)

CD 2: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Until It's Time For You To Go, 4. Polk Salad Annie, 5. Love Me, 6. All Shook Up, 7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 8. Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 9. I Can't Stop Loving You, 10. Hound Dog, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. For The Good Times, 14. Band Introductions, 15. An American Trilogy, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. A Big Hunk O' Love, 18. How Great Thou Art, 19. Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps), 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 21. Can't Help Falling In Love, 22. Closing Vamp - Announcements

Carry Me Back To Old Virginia - 1995 - Vicky

Richmond, Virginia April 10, 1972 (Soundboard Recording)

1. See See Rider, 2. Proud Mary, 3. Never Been To Spain, 4. You Gave Me A Mountain, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Love Me, 8. All Shook Up, 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 10. Love Me Tender, 11. It's Over, 12. Band Introductions, 13. For The Good Times, 14. American Trilogy, 15. Funny How Time Slips Away, 16. Can't Help Falling In Love

From Richmond To Greensboro – 2013 - Rock Legends

Richmond, Virginia April 10, 1972 / Greensboro, North Carolina April 14, 1972 (Multi Track Recording)

CD 1 (Richmond, Virginia April 10 1972): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. Hound Dog, 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. It's Over, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. Band Introductions, 18. For the Good Times, 19. I Can't Stop Loving You, 20. An American Trilogy, 21. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (incomplete), 22. Funny How Time Slips Away, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

CD 2 (Greensboro, North Carolina April 14 1972): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Hound Dog, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. A Big Hunk O' Love, 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 15. Suspicious Minds, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. Band Introductions, 18. For the Good Times, 19. An American Trilogy, 20. Burning Love, 21. Release Me, 22. Funny How Time Slips Away, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

A Greensboro Revolution! - 2008 - Madison

Greensboro, North Carolina April 14, 1972 (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider; 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Hound Dog, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. A Big Hunk O' Love, 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 15. Suspicious Minds, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. Band Introductions, 18. For The Good Times, 19. An American Trilogy, 20. Burning Love, 21. Release Me, 22. Funny How Time Slips Away, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp - Bonus Tracks: 24. Backstage, 25. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Unrepaired) (Track 24: Macon, Georgia April 15, 1972)

Close Up - 2003 - RCA

San Antonio, Texas April 18, 1972 (Multi Track Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Gave Me A Mountain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. (Let me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. Hound Dog, 13. How Great Thou Art, 14. I Can't Stop Loving You, 15. Love Me Tender, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. Band Introductions, 18. For The Good Times, 19. Burning Love, 20. American Trilogy, 21. Funny How Time Slips Away, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp

Turné 5; 9. Juni til 20. Juni

Elvis’ juni-turné, som besto av i alt 14 konserter, ble innledet med 4 konserter i Madison Square Garden, New York. Under pressekonferansen 9. juni fremsto Elvis i meget god form både psykisk og fysisk, og han så langt sunnere ut nå enn under april-turnéen. Elvis visste at det blaserte New York-publikumet var langt mere krevende enn det han var vant med, og han hadde lagt seg i selen for å se best mulig ut. Under pressekonferansen var Elvis tilsynelatende avslappet, og ved hjelp av sin naturlige utstråling, sjarmerte han både journalister og tilhørere i senk. Deler av denne pressekonferansen er inkludert i filmen Elvis On Tour. Det var opprinnelig satt opp tre show i New Yorks stor-stue, men en enorm pågang etter billetter førte til at et fjerde show ble lagt til. Samtlige show ble utsolgt, og med et publikum på 20.000 per show, betød det at Elvis i løpet av disse tre dagene opptrådte for 80.000 mennesker i New York. Konsertanmeldelsene var ekstatiske, og det var tydelig at Elvis «kom, så og overvant» New York publikumet. Celebriteter som John Lennon, George Harrison, David Bowie, Art Garfunkel og Bob Dylan overvar konsertene. RCA spilte inn kveldsshowet 10. juni, og denne konserten ble gitt ut på platen Elvis: As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden bare få dager etter konserten. Senere har RCA også gitt ut det ettermiddagsshowet som Elvis gjorde samme dag på utgivelsen An Afternoon In The Garden (1997).

I Chicago, noen dager senere, ble det også nødvendig å sette opp en ekstra konsert på grunn av den enorme etterspørselen etter billetter. Dette betød at Elvis opptrådte for nesten 60.000 mennesker i Chicago fordelt på tre helt utsolgte konserter.

Intet nytt materiale ble benyttet under denne turnéen, og den eneste endringen var at Elvis igjen benyttet «That’s All Right» som åpningsnummer etter «Also Sprach Zarathustra» på denne turnéen.

Flere detaljer rundt denne turnéen finner du her.

Left A Good Job In The City - 2012 - Straight Arrow

Madison Square Garden, New York June 9, 1972 (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That's All Right, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. Love Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Hound Dog, 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water, 17. Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introductions, 19. For The Good Times, 20. An American Trilogy, 21. Funny How Time Slips Away, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp - Announcements

An Afternoon In The Garden - 1997 - RCA

Madison Square Garden, New York June 10, 1972 Afternoon Show (Multi Track Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That's All Right, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’, 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. Love Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Reconsider Baby, 16. Hound Dog, 17. I'll Remember You, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. For The Good Times, 21. An American Trilogy, 22. Funny How Time Slips, 23. I Can't Stop Loving You, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp

Prince From Another Planet - 2012 - Sony

Madison Square Garden, New York June 10, 1972 Afternoon Show (Multi Track Recording)

CD 1: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That's All Right, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’, 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. Love Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Reconsider Baby, 16. Hound Dog, 17. I'll Remember You, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. For The Good Times, 21. An American Trilogy, 22. Funny How Time Slips, 23. I Can't Stop Loving You, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp

As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden - 1972 - RCA

Madison Square Garden, New York June 10, 1972 Evening Show (Multi Track Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That's All Right, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been to Spain, 5. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. Heartbreak Hotel, 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 12. Love Me Tender, 13. Impossible Dream, 14. Band Introductions, 15. Hound Dog, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. For the Good Times, 18. An American Trilogy, 19. Funny How Time Slips Away, 20. I Can't Stop Loving You, 21. Can't Help Falling in Love, 22. Closing Vamp

Prince From Another Planet - 2012 - Sony

Madison Square Garden, New York June 10, 1972 Evening Show (Multi Track Recording)

CD 2: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That's All Right, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been to Spain, 5. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. Heartbreak Hotel, 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 12. Love Me Tender, 13. Impossible Dream, 14. Band Introductions, 15. Hound Dog, 16. Suspicious Minds, 17. For the Good Times, 18. An American Trilogy, 19. Funny How Time Slips Away, 20. I Can't Stop Loving You, 21. Can't Help Falling in Love, 22. Closing Vamp

From New York To Chicago - 2010 - SR Records

Madison Square Garden, New York June 11, 1972 (Audience Recording)

CD 1: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That’s All Right. 3. Proud Mary, 4. Never Been To Spain, 5. Until Its Time For You To Go, 6. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. Love Me, 10. All Shook Up, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I’ll Remember You, 17. Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introductions, 19. For The Good Times, 20. An American Trilogy, 21. Funny How Time Slips Away, 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp

From New York To Chicago - 2010 - SR Records

Chicago, Illinois June 17, 1972 (Audience Recording)

CD 2: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. That’s All Right, 3. I Got A Woman, 4. Love Me Tender, 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. Heartbreak Hotel, 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 12. One Night, 13. Reconsider Baby, 14. It’s Now Or Never, 15. Johnny B. Goode, 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You, 17. Hound Dog, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. My Babe, 21. Something, 22. Release Me, 23. How Great Thou Art, 24. Funny How Times Slip Away, 25. An American Trilogy, 26. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 27. Closing Vamp

Sesong 7 i Las Vegas; 4. August til 4. September

Nok en gang var Las Vegas fylt til randen av Elvis-fans. Samtlige show var utsolgt, og etterspørselen etter billetter ville ingen ende ta. Det var tydelig at Elvis fremdeles var på topp rent karrieremessig, og han hadde igjen hatt konsertkritikerne på sin side hele 1972.

Forut for den 7. sesongen i Las Vegas hadde Elvis lagt bak seg opptakene til Elvis On Tour, 4 utsolgte og svært suksessrike konserter i New York, og den første fasen av samlivsbruddet med Priscilla.

Etter en uinspirert sesongåpning med hodepine og manglende inspirasjon gjør Elvis nok en meget sterk sesong i Las Vegas. To helt nye sanger ble introdusert denne sesongen, og hvilke sanger det var! «My Way» og «What Now My Love?» er begge pompøse og sterke nummer med klare hentydninger til den emosjonelle turbulensen Elvis befant seg i. Allerede under åpningsshowet fortalte Elvis publikum at han var «ledig på markedet». Utad kunne det nok virke som om at Elvis hadde kommet seg følelsesmessig velberget gjennom samlivsbruddet med Priscilla. Under overflaten derimot raste følelsene, og senere blir det svært tydelig at Elvis aldri kom helt over det faktum at det var Priscilla som ville ut av ekteskapet.

Elvis børstet også støvet av klassikeren «Fever» fra 1960, en sang som ble fremført tilnærmet likt den dynamiske originalversjonen.

Showene var profesjonelt utført og Elvis var vokalt i toppform. Han varierte repertoaret godt i sine timelange forestillinger, og han kunne nå boltre seg med et låtmateriale som var karrierens sterkeste.

Summer Festival - 2005 - FTD

Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 1972 Dinner Show (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. One Night, 13. All Shook Up, 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 15. Heartbreak Hotel, 16. Hound Dog, 17. Love Me Tender, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. My Way, 21. An American Trilogy, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp - Bonus Tracks: 23. Little Sister - Get Back, 24. It's Over, 25. Proud Mary, 26. Never Been To Spain, 27. For The Good Times, 28. A Big Hunk O'Love, 29. Tiger Man (Tracks 23-24: Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 1972 MS / Tracks 25-29: Las Vegas, Nevada August 12, 1972 MS)

Elvis At Full Blast! - 1995 - Fort Baxter

Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 1972 Midnight Show (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman, 4. Proud Mary, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. All Shook Up, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Heartbreak Hotel, 14. Blue Suede Shoes, 15. Little Sister - Get Back, 16. Hound Dog, 17. It's Over, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. My Way, 21. A Big Hunk O' Love, 22. An American Trilogy, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love

Blazing Into The Darkness - 1999 - Premier

Las Vegas, Nevada August 12, 1972 Dinner Show (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Proud Mary, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. One Night, 13. All Shook Up, 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 15. Heartbreak Hotel, 16. Hound Dog, 17. Love Me Tender, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. My May, 21. An American Trilogy, 22. Can't Help Falling In Love

3000 South Paradise Road - 2012 - FTD

Las Vegas, Nevada August 12, 1972 Dinner Show (Soundboard Recording)

CD 1: 1. See See Rider, 2. Proud Mary, 3. Until It’s Time For You To Go, 4. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 5. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. What Now My Love, 8. Fever, 9. Love Me, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. One Night, 12. All Shook Up, 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel, 14. Heartbreak Hotel, 15. Hound Dog, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introductions, 19. My Way, 20. An American Trilogy, 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Hot August Night - 2008 - Madison

Las Vegas, Nevada August 12, 1972 Midnight Show (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman/Amen, 4. Proud Mary, 5. Never Been To Spain, 6. Until It's Time For You To Go, 7. You've Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. What Now My Love, 10. Fever, 11. Love Me, 12. Blue Suede Shoes, 13. One Night, 14. All Shook Up, 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 16. Heartbreak Hotel, 17. Hound Dog, 18. For The Good Times, 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Band Introductions, 21. My Way, 22. An American Trilogy, 23. A Big Hunk 'O Love, 24. Tiger Man (one line), 25. Can't Help Falling In Love, 26. Closing Vamp

Keeping Them Warm – 2013 - Venus

Las Vegas, Nevada August 22, 1972 Midnight Show (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Proud Mary, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 8. Polk Salad Annie, 9. What Now My Love (w/false start), 10. Fever, 11. Love Me, 12. Blue Suede Shoes, 13. Heartbreak Hotel, 14. All Shook Up, 15. Little Sister - Get Back, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. Hound Dog, 18. I'll Remember You, 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Band Introductions, 21. Introduction of Tom Jones, 22. A Big Hunk 'O Love, 23. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp

Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues - 2014 - Straight Arrow

Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 1972 Dinner Show (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’, 7. Polk Salad Annie, 8. Intermezzo – Elvis Talks, 9. What Now My Love, 10. Fever, 11. Love Me, 12. Blue Suede Shoes, 13. Heartbreak Hotel, 14. Little Sister - Get Back, 15. All Shook Up, 16. Love Me Tender, 17. Hound Dog, 18. I'll Remember You, 19. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 20. Suspicious Minds, 21. Band Introductions, 22. Introduction Of Joe Delaney, 23. My Way, 24. A Big Hunk O' Love, 25. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 26. Can't Help Falling In Love, 27. Closing Vamp (Tracks 24-27: Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 1972 MS / Track 23: Spliced with August 23, 1972 MS / Track 25A: Spliced with August 22, 1972 MS)

Lonesome Summer Breeze - 2012 - Straight Arrow

Las Vegas, Nevada August 25, 1972 Dinner Show (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Proud Mary, 5. Until It's Time For You To Go, 6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 7. You Gave Me A Mountain, 8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 9. Polk Salad Annie, 10. What Now My Love, 11. Fever, 12. Love Me, 13. Blue Suede Shoes, 14. Heartbreak Hotel, 15. All Shook Up, 16. Little Sister - Get Back, 17. Love Me Tender, 18. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Band Introductions, 21. My Way, 22. A Big Hunk O' Love, 23. An American Trilogy, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp - Announcements

Watching Dreams Turn Into Ashes - 2012 - Straight Arrow

Las Vegas, Nevada September 2, 1972 Dinner Show / September 2, 1972 Midnight Show (Audience Recording)

CD 1 (September 2, 1972 DS): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It’s Time For You To Go, 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. All Shook Up, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I’ll Remember You, 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. For The Good Times, 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love, 22. You Gave Me A Mountain, 23. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp - Announcements

CD 2 (September 2, 1972 MS): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It’s Time For You To Go, 5. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Elvis Welcomes UK Fans, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I’ll Remember You, 17. Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introductions, 19. Introduction of David Brinkley, 20. My Way, 21. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 23. Closing Vamp - Announcements

Labor Day Madness - 2012 - Straight Arrow

Las Vegas, Nevada September 2, 1972 3 AM Show / September 3, 1972 Midnight Show (Audience Recording)

CD 1 (September 2, 1972 3AM): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. All ShookUp, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I'll Remember You, 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. Introduction of Celebrities, 21. My Way, 22. A Big Hunk O' Love, 23. You Gave Me A Mountain, 24. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 25. Can't Help Falling In Love, 26. Closing Vamp - Announcements

CD 2 (September 3, 1972 MS): 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. All Shook Up, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I'll Remember You, 17. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. My Way, 21. A Big Hunk O' Love, 22. You Gave Me A Mountain, 23. Mystery Train - Tiger Man, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp

A Hilton Double Shot! - 2009 - Madison

Las Vegas, Nevada September 4, 1972 Dinner Show (Soundboard Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. What Now My Love, 9. Fever, 10. Love Me, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. All Shook Up, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 16. Little Sister - Get Back, 17. Hound Dog, 18. I'll Remember You, 19. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 20. Suspicious Minds, 21. Band Introductions, 22. For The Good Times, 23. A Big Hunk O' Love, 24. You Gave Me A Mountain, 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp - Bonus Track: 26. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete) (Track 26: Las Vegas, Nevada September 4, 1972 DS)

Destination USA - 2013 - FTD

Las Vegas, Nevada September 4, 1972 Dinner Show (Soundboard Recording)

CD 1: 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. Johnny B. Goode, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. What Now My Love, 8. Fever, 9. Love Me, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. Heartbreak Hotel, 12. All Shook Up, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel, 15. Little Sister - Get Back, 16. Hound Dog, 17. I'll Remember You, 18. Walk That Lonesome Road (The Stamps), 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Introduction of the British Fan Club, 21. For The Good Times, 22. A Big Hunk O'Love, 23. You Gave Me A Mountain, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love

Turné 6; 8. November til 18. November

November-turnéen besto av 11 konserter, og turnéen kulminerte med tre opptredener i Honolulu International Center på Hawaii, samme lokasjon som den legendariske satellittoverførte sendingen skulle finne sted to måneder senere.

Etterspørselen etter billetter var fremdeles uten sidestykke, og samtlige arenaer var utsolgt og fylt til bristepunktet med elleville fanskarer.

Av en eller annen grunn hadde Elvis opparbeidet seg en aversjon mot å fremføre «Burning Love», og under den foregående Las Vegas-sesongen hadde han valgt å utelate denne helt. Dette var en besynderlig beslutning da denne sangen faktisk var hans nyeste singel, og en svært suksessfull sådan også. Under denne turnéen ble «Burning Love» benyttet under alle showene. «An American Trilogy» ble lagt på hyllen, og i stedet brukte han en omarrangert versjon av «How Great Thou Art» som «showstopper», uten at denne egentlig hadde den samme effekten på publikum som sørstatshymnen.

Heller ikke under denne turnéen var Elvis spesielt pratsom, og låtene ble fremført i rask rekkefølge, noe som gjorde showene kompakte og energiske. Elvis var i upåklagelig form i november 1972, både vokalt og fysisk.

Flere detaljer rundt denne turnéen finner du her.

Wild Tiger In Concert - 2012 - MxF

Long Beach, California November 14, 1972 (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman/Amen, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Love Me, 8. All Shook Up, 9. Heartbreak Hotel, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. One Night, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Hound Dog, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. Little Sister/ - Get Back, 16. How Great Thou Art, 17. Suspicious Minds, 18. Band Introductions, 19. Burning Love, 20. Funny How Time Slips Away, 21. You Gave Me A Mountain, 22. Fever, 23. A Big Hunk Of Love, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp

A New Live Experience - 1991 - Bootleg

Long Beach, California November 15, 1972 (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Love Me, 8. All Shook Up, 9. Heartbreak Hotel, 10. Blue Suede Shoes, 11. The Wonder Of You, 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 13. Love Me Tender, 14. Little Sister - Get Back, 15. Hound Dog, 16. I'll Remember You, 17. How Great Thou Art, 18. Suspicious Minds, 19. Band Introductions, 20. Burning Love, 21. Fever, 22. You Gave Me A Mountain, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love, 24. Closing Vamp, 25. Announcements - Fans Comments

Downtown Long Beach - 2011 - Touchdown Productions

Long Beach, California November 15, 1972 (Audience Recording)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 2. See See Rider, 3. I Got A Woman, 4. Until It's Time For You To Go, 5. You Don't Have To Say You Love, 6. Polk Salad Annie, 7. Elvis Talks, 8. Love Me, 9. All Shook Up, 10. Heartbreak Hotel, 11. Blue Suede Shoes, 12. The Wonder Of You, 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, 14. Love Me Tender, 15. Little Sister - Get Back, 16. Hound Dog, 17. I'll Remember You, 18. How Great Thou Art, 19. Suspicious Minds, 20. Band Introductions, 21. Burning Love, 22. Fever, 23. You Gave Me A Mountain, 24. Can't Help Falling In Love, 25. Closing Vamp - Announcements

Sources; Elvis Files Vol. 6 (Erik Lorentzen – 2013) - Elvis In Concert 1945-1977 (Sebastiano Cecere – 2012) - Elvis: The Concert Years 1969-1977 (Stein Erik Skar – 1997) – Elvis On Tour (Joseph A. Tunzi - 2010) - Flaming Star Magazine #53, #54, #55 «Fashion For A King» (Tommy Edvardsen/ Atle Larsen – 2009) - Elvis Presley In Concert (www.elvisconcerts.com) – elvis-in-concert.com (www.elvis-in-concert.com)