'Elvis Closing Night 1975' CD
August 11, 2015 - 9:17:09 PM
Will the 'King' reign again or will he again leave tons of disappointed fans who were waiting for 'their' concerts back in August of the same year, only to learn that Elvis had to cancel the main part of his two-week engagements at the Showroom then? To cut it short: Elvis delivered mainly great shows. He seemed to be relaxed and enjoying himself on stage. The fans loved the performances and from what we can hear on several audience recordings and soundboard recordings, too, this Las Vegas Winter season of '75 was a very good one.
The concert is now being released for the first time in its entirety. The initial release of this show on cd goes back to the early 1990's and lacks from a couple of missing songs. Furthermore it was even wrongly dated.
Expect a fine, decent 2 CD Set containing a great show and be sure to get your copy at your local dealer! Accompanied by a 16-page booklet with lots of information and pictures from the show itself plus some from the days before this new CD release is - just like the first two releases on AudiRec (the already sold-out titles 'Elvis At The Hilton' and 'Opening Night 1975') - also limited to only 300 copies.
15.12.1975 - Closing show, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. Love Me 05. Tryin' To Get To You 06. And I Love You So 07. All Shook Up 08. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 09. Hound Dog 10. Dialogue 11. I' m Leavin' 12. You Gave Me A Mountain 13. Polk Salad Annie
01. Band Introductions 02. What'd I Say (Instrumental - James Burton) 03. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 04. Bass Solo (Blues - Jerry Scheff) 05. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) 06. School Day #1 07. School Day #2 08. Just Pretend 09. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) 11. America (The Beautiful) 12. Burning Love (false start only) 13. Sweet, Sweet Spirit (J. D. Sumner & Stamps) 14. Little Sister 15. One Night 16. Until It's Time For You To Go 17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 18. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 19. O Sole Mio (with false start) / It's Now Or Never 20. Can't Help Falling In Love 21. 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.