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To Live And Die In Dixie 2 CD Set from Straight Arrow

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
April 28, 2013 - 9:50:29 PM
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Next up from Straight Arrow is the double CD, digipak release 'To Live And Die In Dixie', featuring the February 19, 1972 Dinner and Midnight performances. This 6th Las Vegas season has been somewhat overlooked by bootleggers, mainly due to the below-par sound quality of the audience recorded tapes available. The last few years, the Straight Arrow team has been looking for good sounding amateur recordings from this particular season, and we are pleased to announced that we finally succeeded in locating two very good tapes obtained directly from the person who recorded them.

Most of the fans know that this is the engagement where Priscilla told Elvis that she was leaving him. Very little else seems to stand out for the casual observer. In many ways that's a pity, because this engagement is crucial on a number of levels. Firstly, because it represented a return to form.

The early '72 Vegas shows surprised both the critics and fans because of Elvis' serious commitment to his music and his no-nonsense delivery. These shows marked also the first time that he performed the now-legendary 'Theme 2001' / 'C. C. Rider' opening, plus he also introduces various new songs to the show that are now widely considered as his finest show additions from the 70s, including 'A Big Hunk O‘Love', 'You Gave Me A Mountain', 'Never Been To Spain', 'I’ll Remember You' and 'An American Trilogy'. Actually, the best-ever versions of 'Trilogy' are from this engagement! As a bonus, we added the only known live-performance of 'I'm Leaving It All Up To You' from the February 10th, 1972 Midnight show.

Both shows are strong and focused and they give the listener a good impression of Elvis' renewed interest in his music and his stage performances. These concerts are previously unreleased and they are presented in their complete form and in the best possible sound quality.

To Live And Die In Dixie 2 CD Set from Straight Arrow

Tracks:

CD 1 / Saturday, February 19, 1972 Dinner Show 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Until It's Time For You To Go - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. Hound Dog - 12. A Big Hunk O'Love - 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of LA radio DJ Robert W. Morgan - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp.

CD 2 / Saturday, February 19, 1972 Midnight Show 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. Proud Mary - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You Gave Me A Mountain - 06. Until It's Time For You To Go - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Love Me - 09. All Shook Up - 10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 11. Hound Dog - 12. A Big Hunk O'Love - 13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 14. Suspicious Minds - 15. Introduction of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Introduction of actor Chill Wills - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Can't Help Falling In Love - 19. Closing Vamp. Bonus (February 10, 1972 Midnight Show): 20. I'm Leaving It All Up To You

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