Echoes Of Aloha CD from Audionics
By: Elvis Australia
November 25, 2013 - 5:51:47 PM
These recordings were captured almost a month to the day of the 'Aloha From Hawaii' satellite broadcast, and it’s inevitable to make some comparisons. It’s been said that Elvis was depressed about having to return to Las Vegas again following the huge success of the broadcast, but this newly discovered recording does not bear that out at all.
Elvis sounds more relaxed and more at ease on this recording, and there is an intimacy present on this recording that is missing from 'Aloha'. It’s interesting to note that many of the songs that he performed during the satellite show are missing here. In fact, the layout of the show is somewhat reminiscent of the structure of the Las Vegas shows in August 1970, with a strong mix of recent material and Elvis classics.
All recordings presented on this CD are previously unreleased. The February 13th, 1973 dinner show is completely new even to die-hard Elvis fans. It was never in circulation and it is taken from an original 'booth recording', made from a booth close to the stage and PA speakers. It is remarkably superior to usual audience tapes and soundwise fully comparable with our 'Aloha Jerry' (Audionics 2013-01-2), February 23, 1973 Closing Night.
As a bonus, more of SOUNDBOARD tracks from the Dinner Show of February 10th, 1973 are included. Only part of this show was recorded, using a bass-heavy mix, possibly as a guide for future Fender bass players if Scheff left the Elvis Presley Show. Other tracks from this concert were used as a bonus on our 'Aloha Jerry!“ release. Once again, this is a previously unknown recording.
This release is presented in deluxe digipack with live and candid photos taken during January / February ’73 Vegas season and with appropriate liner notes. If you have enjoyed 'Aloha Jerry!' then you will be not disappointed by 'Echoes Of Aloha'!
Tuesday, February 13, 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. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one-liner) / 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. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, orchestra - 17. Celebrity introduction - 18. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements.
Saturday, February 10, 1973 dinner show
22. You Gave Me A Mountain (incomplete) - 23. Love Me - 24. Blue Suede Shoes - 25. I Can’t Stop Loving You - 26. An American Trilogy (contains gap) - 27. Can’t Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp.
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.