13. okt, 2014

Elvis at the Hilton 1973

The AudiRec label has announced a new 2CD; Elvis At The Hilton. This set contains audience recordings of the 3.AM show on September 2, 1973 (CD1), and the dinner show September 2, 1973 (CD2), both in Las Vegas.


AudiRec har annonsert en ny 2CD; Elvis At The Hilton. Dette settet inneholder publikumsopptak fra showet klokken 03:00 (på natten) 2. september 1973, og middagsshowet den 2. september, 1973, begge i Las Vegas.


From the label; It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas. 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. 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? In the booklet 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!

Track List; 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

Source; EIN