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Saturday Night Fever

SaturdayNight

In March of 1975 Elvis gave twenty-nine performances. He opened this particular season on the 18th and the crowd at the Las Vegas Hilton saw a rejuvenated performer, as well as a rejuvenated setlist.

Elvis had just finished recording his new album Elvis Today and took some of this material with him to Las Vegas. Songs like Green, Green Grass Of Home, And I Love You So and Fairytale would be introduced, with the latter two staying on the setlist for most of those shows. Elvis also re-introduced some songs that hadn’t been sung regularly for two years, including My Boy, Burning Love and I’ll Remember You, the latter having only been sung only once the year before in Lake Tahoe.

Here on this CD you will find, for the first time, the near complete March 30th dinner show, which was previously released incompletely as Live From Las Vegas, however this was a simple copy and paste job from vinyl source, and it missed several songs (including a fantastic version of My Boy and a serious version of I’ll Remember You). The guys behind this new release were able to obtain a new source, which included the near complete show (the tape ran out near the end of Hound Dog), which was in very good sound quality.

Despite being incomplete they were able to get another tape of this show to complete this release, which was the source used for the The Live Years 3xLP set by the Astra label, back in the mid ’80s. This time from tape source and not from a needle-drop.

The sound is ambient and very good and the only song left incomplete is Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Tracklisting…

Also Sprach Zarathustra / CC Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me Let Me Know / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / Love Me Tender / Burning Love / Introductions / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo – Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Electric Keyboard Solo (David Briggs) / School Days (With Reprise) / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There (With Reprise) / How Great Thou Art (With Reprise) / Hound Dog (Spliced with 2nd Source) / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (2nd Source) / Can’t Help Falling In Love (2nd Source, Incomplete).

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