January 27 - Sahara Tahoe

The AudiRec importlabel announced the release of "Sahara Tahoe" containing the July 31, 1971 Dinner Show performance. 

From the press-release:

AudiRec proudly presents: Sahara Tahoe – a brandnew CD which will be released February 10, 2017. This time we have decided to release the probably last “listenable” Lake Tahoe “Summer of 1971” recording from an Elvis show. Recorded with non-professional equipment by a female fan in the audience - on July 31st, 1971 at the Dinner Show - it is the first time that this concert is available on a real CD.

Elvis stint at Lake Tahoe's “Sahara Tahoe”-Hotel in the summer of 1971 is unfortunately not documented that good. But anyhow, what seems to be pretty clear from the information we found in our research is that Elvis had a really good time at this first engagement at the (compared to the Las Vegas International Hotel) smaller venue. Rex Martin´s weekly publication for the worldwide Elvis fan base was still young at that time but already delivered first hand information from fans who were at the shows at the “Sahara Tahoe”. So for instance fans were able to read astounding facts like this in Issue´s number 24 and 25: “Elvis sang Happy Birthday to a 12-year old girl and gave her a 4-LP set! He was giving away those gift sets from the stage now and then….” and “On the closing night there was a line of people the length of the hotel just waiting for news of cancellations! The showroom only holds 1200 but they squeezed 2000 in that night. They had 3 lines going in. One for Sahara people (persons staying in the hotel), one for people with reservations for the show, and one for people who didn´t have them.”


It is also interesting to learn from those magazines that beside from the “usual” set-list these additional songs have been heard by fans at at least one of the other shows: Treat Me Nice / Old Shep / Sweet Caroline / It´s Impossible / I Was The One / It´s Over / Hawaiian Wedding Song / My Babe / Help Me Make It Through The Night. Issue number 24 tells us also: “He always opened with That´s All Right Mama but changed the order of most of the rest” and “Elvis wore many white jumpsuits, plus a black and red outfit. Red jacket with black trim, black slacks, red shirt, black Onyx ring” and also “He split his pants once and was so embarrassed!”.


Oh yeah, those good old Lake Tahoe days! Well, we hope your spare time allows you to sit back, put your headphones on and listen to the Dinner Show at the “Sahara Tahoe” Hotel from July 31, 1971. It´s Lake Tahoe! It´s the Sahara Tahoe Showroom! It´s Elvis! Enjoy!


Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to get your copy if you are interested.


Tracks 31.07.1971 Dinner Show:

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. That's All Right 03. Proud Mary 04. Jailhouse Rock 05. Love Me Tender (false start) / Ave Maria (one liner) / Love Me Tender 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 07. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 08. Polk Salad Annie 09. Instrumental Intermezzo 10. Johnny B. Goode 11. Love Me 12. Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ Blue SuedeShoes/ Rip It Up/Blue Suede Shoes (medley) 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (medley) 15. One Night 16. It's Now Or Never 17. Hound Dog 18. Suspicious Minds 19. Band Introductions 20. I'm Leavin' 21. I Can't Stop Loving You 22. I John 23. The Impossible Dream 24. After-show comments by Virginia (she taped the show) 

Charts


The US Billboard Charts for the week ending February 4, 2017. Elvis Presley has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts.


  • 'The Wonder Of You' remains at 4 on the Classical Albums Chart
  • 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' drops from 4 to 8 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart 
  • 'If I Can Dream' rises from 16 to 14 on the Classical Albums Chart
  • 'Heart And Soul' is a re-entry at 25 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart
  • 'He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley' (Vols.1 & 2) drops from 2 to 6 on the Music Video Sales Chart
UK Charts
  • The Official UK Album Charts for the week ending January 27, 2017: 
  • From #17 to #32 - The Wonder Of You
  • From #44 to #65 - If I Can Dream
  • From #86 to #89 - The Platinum Collection
Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts - 27th January, 2017:
  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 8 to 22 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 12 to 25 on the Album Sales Chart 
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 39 to 42 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 49 to 55 on the Album Sales Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' rises from 53 to 51 on the Physical Album Chart; rises from 67 to 65 on the Album Sales Chart and rises from 12 to 11 on the Indie Albums Chart
  • 'Love Me Tender' - (Elvis and Connie Francis Duet) drops from 39 to 72 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'The Elvis Collection' drops from 15 to 44 on the Music Video Chart
European Charts
  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 13 to 25 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'If I Can Dream' rises from 74 to 56 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' drops from 80 to 84 on the Scottish Album Chart.
  • 'The Wonder Of You' dropped from #44 to #88 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • 'The Wonder Of You' dropped from #76 to #77 on the German Album chart. 
  • 'The Wonder Of You' dropped from #38 to #46 on the Austrian Album chart. 
  • 'The Wonder Of You' dropped from #48 to #64 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • 'The Wonder Of You / If I Can Dream' double set dropped from #110 to #124 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • The Dutch 'Top 40 Elvis' compilation dropped from #15 to #24 on the Belgian Mid-price Album chart. 
Charts Down Under

  • The DVD 'Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More' climbed from #32 to #15 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder of You' album dropped from #18 to #23 on the Australian Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder of You' album re-entered the New Zealand Album chart at #36. 

(Source: Brian Quinn / FECC / The King's World)

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