2. jun, 2014

New FTD CD; The Return To Vegas

FTD has announced a new CD; The Return To Vegas. This contains a soundboard recording of what many believe is a show recorded on August 3, 1969 in Las Vegas.

FTD har annonsert en ny CD-utgivelse; The Return To Vegas. Denne inneholder et soundboard-opptak av det som mange tror kan være et show i Las Vegas den 3. august 1969.

From the label; FTD is pleased to announce its new June 2014 releases. Both “THE RETURN TO VEGAS” and “NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS ‘61” will be shipped last week of June. This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It’s the earliest known professional recording from Elvis’ 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has “opening night” written on the back, but that’s not the real date. Some experts believe it’s from August 3, but we have no information what so ever to suggest a certain date.

However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards. Why Joan Deary edited and mastered this for release is another mystery, since she off course had all the shows RCA recorded on 8-track tape with audio in substantially better quality. This release comes in a 7” digi-pack with a 12-pages booklet, featuring great photos from the collections of Steve Barile & Jim Patino, and a foreword by Ken Sharp.

“THE RETURN TO VEGAS” Tracklisting: 01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:20 02 I Got A Woman 3:20 03 All Shook Up 3:07 04 Love Me Tender 2:38 05 Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 2:44 06 Heartbreak Hotel 2:22 07 Hound Dog 4:48 3:57 08 Memories 3:12 09 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 5:26 10 Monologue 3:59 11 Baby, What You Want Me To Do 3:04 12 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:15 13 Yesterday / Hey Jude 5:11 14 Introductions 4:39 15 In The Ghetto 4:14 16 Suspicious Minds 8:21 17 What’d I Say 4:30 18 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:30

Source; FECC