September 11 - Sensational Opening Ninght In Tahoe

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector import-label is another exciting new release entitled "A Sensational Opening Night - From Japan With Love Vol. 4"

From the press-release:
Recorded live from the audience in Las Vegas, NV, August 4th, 1972, Opening show, this CD is subtitled "From Japan With Love Vol. 4" because it was recorded by a member of a Japanese fan club.
The Las Vegas, August 4th, 1972 Opening Night was first released in 2003 on the CDs „No Fooling Around“ and „Another Opening Night“. Those CDs were taken from a different, incomplete source tape. Our new recording is great sounding and, for the first time, 100% complete.

Elvis started his 7th season in Las Vegas with a fairly dynamic opening night. It was reported that Elvis was suffering from a headache, and he kept the opening show short with minimal in-between songs talk. He did not perform his usual showstopper „Suspicious Minds“, but he was on stage for 50 minutes, singing his heart out with a passion and energy not seen since August 1970. Compared to the previous Vegas season and the following tour in April, Elvis was in great physical shape, tanned, slim and full of energy. He was in a much better mental shape too, because his new girlfriend, model Linda Thompson accompanied him for the whole first week of this engagement. This concert is a good example of Elvis at his best, mixing rock’n’roll with ballads and blues, singing old and new songs, and looking great.

This concert is taken from a recently found first generation copy of original audience recorded cassette tape. You may ask your supplier for samples. This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with great collection of quality images taken in August 1972, including real Aug. 4th, Opening night photos! If you have enjoyed our other August 1972 releases such as "Rock & Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock’n’Roll" and "Everybody Let’s Rock", then you are sure to enjoy our latest release. 

As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and we hope you enjoy it. We are planning another CD taken from those "Japanese" tapes. So stay tuned!

Tracks:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Theme) - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. A Big Hunk Of Love - 04. Never Been To Spain - 05. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 06. Love Me Tender - 07. medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 08. What Now My Love - 09. Love Me - 10. medley: Little Sister / Get Back - 11. Blue Suede Shoes - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. One Night - 14. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - 15. Hound Dog - 16. My Way (premier version) - 17. Band Introductions - 18. My Babe (performed for the last time) - 19. An American Trilogy - 20. Introduction of Sammy Davis Jr & Paul Anka - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

A Song For Sheila

Expected soon from the E. P. Collector import-label is another release entitled "A Song For Sheila".

From the press-release:
Elvis Presley opened his 11th Las Vegas season on August 19th, and he performed a total of 27 shows, closing on September 2nd. Once again, Elvis revisited his live repertoire based on previous seasons and he included several tracks from the December ’73 recording sessions, and he also added songs like "Softly As I Leave You” and „If You Love Me (Let Me Know)“. Elvis' new love, the beautiful Sheila Ryan was present and Elvis sang the rarely performed „Early Morning Rain“ for her. He sings the complete song.

The Las Vegas, August 29th, 1974 Dinner show is previously unreleased except for 7 songs released from a soundboard source by the FTD label („It’s Midnight“ CD). This concert is taken from an early generation copy of an original audience recorded cassette tape. This CD is packaged in a nicely designed digipak with a great collection of quality images taken in August 1974. As with all our releases, this CD is a labour of love and hope you enjoy it.

Tracks:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Elvis talks, introduction of red West and Sonny West - 05. Love Me - 06. If You Love Me (Let me Know) - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Big Boss Man - 09. Fever - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. All Shook Up - 12. The Wonder Of You - 13. Softly As I leave You (with reprise) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. An American Trilogy - 16. Band Introductions / monologue - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Elvis talks about karate - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Introduction of Vernon Presley and Sheila Ryan - 24. Early Morning Rain - 25. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 26. Elvis talks, introduction of Bill Cosby - 27. Can't Help Falling In Love - 28. Closing Vamp

Tahoe '73

Coming out soon from the Ragdoll import-label is an unreleased audience recorded show from Lake Tahoe titled "Tahoe '73". This show is the midnight show, May 9th, 1973. This one is a good solid show according to the press-release.

Tracks Lake Tahoe May 9, 1973 Midnight show:
01. Opening Riff / C. C. Rider 02. medley: I Got A Woman / Amen 03. Love Me Tender (with false start) 04. You Dont Have To Say You Love Me 05. Steamroller Blues 06. You Gave Me A Mountain 07. Love Me 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Heartbreak Hotel 10. medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Flip Flop And Fly / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 11. I'm Leavin 12. Hound Dog 13. What Now My Love 14. Suspicious Minds (with edit, perhaps due to turning of cassette in recorder) 15. Band Introductions 16. I'll Remember You 17. I Can't Stop Loving You 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 19. A Big Hunk O'Love 20. Can't Help Falling In Love 21. Closing Vamp / Announcements


Terry Wilkinson Died
 

Terry Wilkinson, the widow of Elvis Presley’s rhythm guitarist, died.

(Source: FECC / EM)

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