August 22 - Glen Spreen Passed Away

The AudiRec import-label announced the release of volume 5 in their "Elvis Showroom Hilton" series. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased March 27, 1975 Dinner Show performance at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.

From the press-release:

Here we go with probably the last known recording of a March 75 Elvis Vegas-Show in pretty good, listenable sound. 

From the reports we have on hand (mainly from our personal archives of original “Elvis News Service Weekly” magazines) it shows that Elvis did just great since the engagement started on March 18. Forrest Duke from the “Las Vegas review Journal” commented “Hilton´s Elvis stronger than ever” and pointed out some new titles in Elvis´ setlist. Even Glen D. Hardin´s Aunt Ann Cummings attended the shows around March 27 and commented positively “Elvis his old self again”.  Well, since you are soon able to own the complete performance on CD just judge yourself! 

Fans of our series know what to expect, not only from listening but also from reading in the usual high quality booklet that is included with first-hand information from what was going on at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in March of 1975.
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through the accompanied 16-page booklet and listen to the Dinner Show from March 27, 1975. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s Elvis! Enjoy!

Also Sprach Zarathustra - C .C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - And I Love You So - Big Boss Man - It's Midnight - Promised Land - Fairytale - Band Introductions - What'd I Say (James Burton) - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - School Day - Elvis Talks / Introduction Of Lee Majors - My Boy - I'll Remember You - Help Me - Let Me Be There - An American Trilogy - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

Glen Spreen Died

Glen Spreen has passed away, following a short illness. Beginning with the American Sound sessions in 1969, Glen worked as an arranger for Elvis until 1973. Glen Spreen also worked with Elvis at Nashville's RCA Studio B and has plenty of stories to tell about working with Elvis and arranging the material. Glen Spreen also co-composed two songs that Elvis recorded 'Seeing Is Believing' and 'Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees' with Red West. 

Elvis-It's a Rock 'n' Roll Christmas

Due on vinyl from Laserlight Digital (Delta Music) on October 4, 2016 is the album “Elvis-It's a Rock 'n' Roll Christmas”. 

(Source: email / Elvis Telegraph / Amazon)

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