Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18 - Forgotten Gold

When the RIAA announced new Gold And Platinum awards for Elvis Presley last September 15th. they forgot to list 'Elvis Christmas' album. 

The complete list:

  • The Very best Of Love (released 2001): Gold
  • I Got Lucky (released 1971): Platinum
  • Mahalo From Elvis (released 1978): Gold
  • Elvis Christmas (released 2006): Gold (RII forgot to list it)
  • Elvis Sings For Kids (released 1978): Gold
  • Elvis In Person: (released 1970): Platinum
Vegas Variety Volume 7

The Rainbow Records import label announced the release of volume 7 in their 'Vegas Variety' serie with November 7, 2011 as the release-date. 
The CD features the complete Dinner Show performance of December 4, 1975 as recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada. Elvis did only one show at this date.

From the press-release:
Many fans call this Vegas engagement one of his strongest ever and the recording we hear on “Vegas Variety Volume 7” proves them to be right. It was 36 years ago and Elvis was (again) sold out for every single performance in Vegas. Until today every recording from this engagement that was released on cd showed an artist in great mood, giving a lot for the money that people spent to attend one of Elvis´ by now legendary concerts at the Hilton showroom.
Rainbow Records is again able to deliver a very fine show in really nice sound, recorded by some fans tape recorder which has been secretly brought with by a fan to “record” the King. As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of pictures and information regarding the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in December of 1975 on its 20 pages.

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. C. C. Rider
03. I Got A Woman / Amen
04. Love Me
05. Fairytale / Big Boss Man (excerpt)
06. And I Love You So
07. Tryin' To Get To You
08. Blue Suede Shoes
09. It's Now Or Never
10. Polk Salad Annie
11. Band Introductions
12. Johnny B Goode
13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)
14. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)
15. Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin)
16. School Day
17. Celebrity Introduction (Julie Lamar) 
18. Just Pretend 
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water 
20. Burning Love 
21. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) 
22. America (The Beautiful) 
23. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 
24. Little Darlin 
25. Can't Help Falling In Love 
26. Closing Vamp

(Source: FECC / ElvisNews)