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The King Holds Court, 3 CD Set from Straight Arrow


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
November 29, 2014 - 2:14:23 PM
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Following the remarkable success of our earlier 3CD set 'On A Winning Streak', Straight Arrow is pleased to announce another 3CD collection featuring three more unreleased shows from the Summer 1973 engagement in excellent quality audience recorded audio. The three shows are all strong shows, with Elvis vocally strong (much more than in February '73) and delivering a very varied selection of songs at each of the shows. It's clear that he is in his element here, as his entertaining interaction with the audience and his knock-out vocal performances amply demonstrate. The presence of his daughter Lisa Marie inspires Elvis to give his best. These shows are a delight, and especially in this clear vibrant audience recorded audio that gives you a true 'you are there' feel, they make for captivating listening. The August 28, 1973 D/S and August 29, 1973 D/S and M/S are previously unreleased. A few highlights from the (previously released) August 28, 1973 M/S were added. All 3 shows are taken from 1st generation copies of original audience recorded cassettes, made back in the 70s by English super-fan Rex Martin. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself! If you enjoyed the 'On A Winning Streak' set, then you will definitely not be disappointed by its sequel, 'The King Holds Court'!

The King Holds Court (3-CD)
Tuesday, August 28, 1973 Dinner Show & Wednesday, August 29, Dinner & Midnight Shows, Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Tracklist:

CD1 - Tuesday, August 28, 1973 Dinner Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Love Me Tender - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip, Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Fever - 10. What Now My Love - 11. Suspicious Minds - 12. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 13. Release Me (incomplete) - 14. Johnny B. Goode (incomplete) - 15. Introduction of Lisa Marie Presley - 16. My Boy - 17. I Can''t Stop Loving You (with false start) - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. Heartbreak Hotel (with false start) - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don‘t Be Cruel - 22. How Great Thou Art - 23. Can''t Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Bonus tracks (August 28, 1973 Midnight Show): 25. Steamroller Blues - 26. Trouble - 27. My Boy (false start) / What A Friend We Have In Jesus (excerpt) / My Boy (false start) / Release Me / My Boy - 28. Mystery Train / Tiger Man.

CD2 - Wednesday, August 29, 1973 Dinner Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. What Now My Love (with false start) - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. My Boy - 15. I Can''t Stop Loving You - 16. An American Trilogy - 17. A Big Hunk O‘ Love - 18. Introduction of Lisa Marie Presley - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with false start) - 20. Can''t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD3 - Wednesday, August 29, 1973 Midnight Show

01. C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. Steamroller Blues - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Trouble - 07. Blue Suede Shoes - 08. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Bridge Over Troubled Water (reprised from 2nd verse) - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. My Boy - 16. I Can''t Stop Loving You - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Introduction of Lisa Marie Presley, Vernon Presley and Felton Jarvis - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. How Great Thou Art - 21. Can''t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

The King Holds Court, 3 CD Set from Straight Arrow


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