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Elvis Opening Night 1975 CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
April 19, 2015 - 12:22:16 PM

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AudiRec proudly presents: 'Elvis Opening Night 1975' a brand new CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from March 18, 1975 - well known as the 'Opening Night' for Elvis' March/April Las Vegas 75 Season.

Elvis hadn't worked in five months when he came back to Las Vegas in March 1975 and although he carried a lot of uncomfortable weight inside his stage clothing, his spirits were higher than they'd been at the start of a Las Vegas engagement in years. If you take a close look to the set list(s) of this engagement, it shows that Elvis put in really lots of contemporary songs instead of his own 'Oldies'. For instance, Opening Night delivered just two songs from the '50s ('Love Me' and 'I Got A Woman'). Compared to setlists from the years before this new one was full of good choices. For us listeners of today it is even more: It's GREAT to hear Elvis doing so many well-performed songs!

Expect a fine, decent 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 first couple of shows of the season this new CD release is - just like the first release on AudiRec (the already sold-out 2 CD Set 'Elvis At The Hilton) - also limited to only 300 copies.

Track listing

Las Vegas 18.03.1975 Opening Show

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. See See Rider 03. I Got A Woman / Amen 04. And I Love You So 05. Let Me Be There [with reprise] 06. It's Midnight 07. Big Boss Man 08. Green Green Grass Of Home [1st live version] 09. Burning Love 10. Love Me 11. Fairytale [1st live version] 12. Band Introductions 13. Lead Guitar Solo [James Burton] 14. Drum Solo [Ronnie Tutt] 15. Bass Solo [Duke Bardwell] 16. Piano Solo [Glen D. Hardin] 17. Electric Piano Solo [David Briggs] 18. Orchestra Solo (Joe Guercio Orchestra) 19. My Boy 20. I'll Remember You 21. Promised Land 22. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming [instrumental excerpt] 23. Until It's Time For You To Go 24. Introduction Of Glen Campbell 25. When It's My Time [J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet] 26. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp.

Elvis Opening Night 1975 CD.

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