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A Song For Sheila

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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Expected soon from the EP Collector label is another exciting new release entitled A Song For Sheila containing the Las Vegas, August 29th 1974 Dinner show.

Elvis opened his 11th Las Vegas season on August 19th and he performed a total of 27 shows, closing on September 2nd. Once again, Elvis revisited his live repertoire based on previous seasons and he included several tracks from the December ’73 recording sessions, and he also added songs like Softly As I Leave You and If You Love Me (Let Me Know). Elvis’ new love, the beautiful Sheila Ryan, was present and he sang the rarely performed Early Morning Rain for her (he sings the complete song).

This show is previously unreleased except for 7 songs released from a soundboard source by the FTD label (It’s Midnight). This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape and it’s packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in August 1974.

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Elvis talks, introduction of Red West and Sonny West / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let me Know) / It’s Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / The Wonder Of You / Softly As I leave You (with reprise) / Hound Dog / An American Trilogy / Band Introductions / Monologue / If You Talk In Your Sleep / Elvis talks about karate / Why Me Lord / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / How Great Thou Art / Let Me Be There (with reprise) / Introduction of Vernon Presley and Sheila Ryan / Early Morning Rain / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Elvis talks, introduction of Bill Cosby / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp 

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A Sensational Opening Night – From Japan With Love Vol. 4

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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Expected soon from the EP Collector label is another exciting new release entitled A Sensational Opening Night. Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas on August 4th 1972 (OS). This CD has such a subtitle because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.

This show was first released in 2003 on the CDs No Fooling Around and Another Opening Night. Those CDs were taken from a different, incomplete source tape. This new recording has greater sounding and, for the first time, 100% complete.

Elvis started his 7th season in Las Vegas with a fairly dynamic opening night. It was reported that Elvis was suffering from a headache, and he kept the opening show short with minimal in-between songs talk. He did not perform his usual showstopper Suspicious Minds, but he was on stage for 50-minutes, singing his heart out with a passion and energy not seen since August 1970. Compared to the previous Vegas season and the following tour in April, Elvis was in great physical shape, tanned, slim and full of energy. He was in a much better mental shape too, because his new girlfriend, Linda Thompson, accompanied him for the whole first week of this engagement. This concert is a good example of Elvis at his best, mixing rock’n’roll with ballads and blues, singing old and new songs, and looking great.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of original audience recorded cassette tape and is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972, including REAL August 4th opening night photos!

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) / CC Rider / A Big Hunk Of Love / Never Been To Spain / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ / Love Me Tender / Medley: Mystery Train – Tiger Man / What Now My Love / Love Me / Medley: Little Sister – Get Back / Blue Suede Shoes / The Wonder Of You / One Night / You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me / Hound Dog / My Way (premier version) / Band Introductions / My Babe (performed for the last time) / An American Trilogy / Introduction of Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka – / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

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