July 27 - Closing Show Books

The AudiRec import-label announced the release of the CD "Elvis Closing Night" a brandnew CD Set which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from December 15, 1975 – well known as the “Closing Night” for Elvis´ December Las Vegas 75 Season.

Expectations were high when Elvis returned to Las Vegas in December of 1975. 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.

Tracks: Closing show, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hilton Hotel:

CD 1:
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

CD 2:
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

Elvis Love Songs

This CD is part of the 8 CD set "The Teen Years" with various artists. The set was published by Zestify Media and available though the webshop zestify.tv. The "Elvis Love Songs" CD is a bonus CD for this set. 

Don't / (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I / Love Me Tender / Surrender / Can't Help Falling In Love (With You) / Are You Lonesome Tonight / She's Not You / Blue Moon / Love Me / Loving You / Fame And Fortune / Anyway You Want Me / I Was The One / That's When Your Heartaches Begin

A new book by Red West

Red West is working on a new book. It is a cooperation with  Henrik Knudsen from the Danish Elvis Unlimited fanclub. The book should be due in the summer of 2016. 

Elvis Files Volume 7

Volume 7 in the "Elvis Files" series by Erik Lorentzen's team should be due August 2015. It features all Elvis 'events' from 1974-1975 like The Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Seasons, a lot of candid moments and plenty of previously unpublished photos according to the update. The team is also working on the book "1957 A Touch of Gold Lame" which originally should be ready at the end of August 2015 but will see a release later this year. 

(Source: FECC / Graceland Randers / Elvis Aktuell / Elvis Information Network / Elvis On CD) 

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