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A Vegas Fling With The King 2 CD Set


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
November 14, 2016 - 7:08:19 PM
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Coming out soon is the 9th volume of Straight Arrow's 'From The Booth Tapes' series titled 'A Vegas Fling With The King' featuring Elvis' Dinner and Midnight show from February 12th, 1973. These recordings are taken directly from original audience 'booth recorded' mastertapes.

These concerts showcase Elvis in excellent form! Famous actor Jack Lord and his wife Marie were present for both shows. Elvis called out Jack's name, and Jack stood up. The applause was tremendous. Elvis grinned and said, 'Sit down, Jack, you're getting more applause than I am'.

Both shows are previously unreleased and 100% complete. The February 12, 1973 D/S is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form. The February 12, 1973 M/S was in circulation in the form of amateur CDRs in very bad sound. It has nothing to do with the top-notch booth quality tape presented here by Straight Arrow. Ask your dealer for sound samples.

As usual, this new release will be presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak that includes Jack Lord's special memory of Elvis and rare photos taken on- and off-stage during Elvis’ 1973 Las Vegas Winter season.
If you liked our previous Las Vegas 1973 releases like 'One For The Ladies” (SA/SP 2016-41-02) or 'Doin’ The Best I Can” (SA/SP 2015-29-02), we'll bet that you will also love this one!

Tracklist:

CD1 - Monday, February 12, 1973 Dinner Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor Jack Lord / Hawaii 5-0 theme - 18. I’ll Remember You (dedicated to Jack and Marie Lord) - 19. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2 - Monday, February 12, 1973 Midnight Show

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Fever - 09. Love Me - 10. Blue Suede Shoes - 11. Heartbreak Hotel - 12. Johnny B. Goode - 13. Hound Dog - 14. What Now My Love - 15. Suspicious Minds - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Introduction of actor Jack Lord / Hawaii 5-0 theme - 18. I’ll Remember You - 19. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with reprise) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

A Vegas Fling With The King 2 CD Set.


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