Elvis Hilton Showroom Volume 1 CD
January 28, 2016
AudiRec has by now quite an experience in focusing on the year of 1975. The reason for this is simple - we believe that when Elvis was on stage in 1975 he was almost always focused on the music, and it showed. So when Elvis returned to Las Vegas for the second to last time in December of 1975 he delivered mainly great shows. The one you hear on this release he seemed to be in excellent mood and enjoying himself on stage - actually just like at all the other shows from December 2 to December 15. The people in the Hilton Showroom on that very night loved his performance and from what we can hear on this cd plus several other audience- and soundboard-recordings, the Las Vegas Winter season of '75 was a really good one.
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet (including an extensive fan-review of the show written very shortly after the concert was over) and listen to the show from December 8, 1975. It's Las Vegas! It's the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It's ELVIS! Enjoy!
8.12.1975 - Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen [medley] 04. Love Me 05. Fairytale 06. And I Love You So 07. Trying To Get To You 08. All Shook Up 09. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel [medley] 10. Until It's Time For You To Go 11. You Gave Me A Mountain 12. Polk Salad Annie 13. Band Introductions 14. Johnny B. Goode [James Burton] 15. Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 16. Bass Solo [Jerry Scheff] 17. Piano Solo [Glen D. Hardin] 18. School Day #1 19. School Day #2 20. Just Pretend 21. It's Now Or Never 22. One Night 23. How Great Thou Art [with reprise] 24. Softly As I Leave You 25. America The Beautiful 26. Mystery Train / Tiger Man [medley] 27. Elvis talks 28. Fever [with reprise] 29. Can't Help Falling In Love 30. Closing Vamp
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.