Tanya For Dinner! CD from Straight Arrow
June 2, 2013 - 5:56:07 PM
Elvis hits the ground running with his usual openers, and keeps the energy up and pacing crisp throughout. New covers like 'And I Love You So' -- taped in Los Angeles just a few weeks earlier -- are bright. Even the jokes are chipper, such as his lyric change to 'I want a little drink of brandy' during 'Big Boss Man', a tiny rib at stage assistant Charlie Hodge. Listen for outstanding renditions of 'It's Midnight' and 'I'm Leavin' and a warm introduction of teenaged country singing sensation, Tanya Tucker. The audience recording is previously unreleased from a recently-discovered source. The quality is very good, from start to finish, save a brief segment during band introductions, where a secondary source is used to fill in a missing portion.
01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C.C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. And I Love You So - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. It's Midnight - 09. Help Me (w/ two false starts) - 10. I'm Leavin' - 11. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 12. What'd I Say (James Burton) - 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 14. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 16. Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - 17. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 18. Introduction of Tanya Tucker - 19. My Boy - 20. I'll Remember You - 21. Let Me Be There (w/ reprise) - 22. Heartbreak Hotel - 23. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 24. Elvis Chats With Audience - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp
Tanya For Dinner! Friday, March 28, 1975 DS, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2013-16-02
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.