Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19 - More Vegas Variety

The Rainbow Records import label released volume 9 in their 'Vegas Variety' series featuring the complete performance of December, 1976 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada. 

From the press-release:
Rainbow Records is able to deliver the third to last Las Vegas performance Elvis ever did. This time the guys from RR managed to obtain the original cassette tape with a recording from this very evening. The fan who recorded the show in 1976 knew exactly how to do it and used two microphones and a very good recorder – so you can expect to hear the show in really good sound. Probably even listenable for the "I don´t like audience recordings" guys out there, who knows? Anyhow - it is important for many Elvis-Fans to have just about every show Elvis ever did in their collection. Unfortunately there is no soundboard or professional recording available for every show. But still we are fortunate enough to hear most of the concerts because of the private recordings many fans did when they visited Elvis in Las Vegas and on his many tours. Those recordings might sound a bit rough to some ears but they are what they are: A document of Elvis´ big output of live performances. As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of rare pictures from exactly this show (Dec. 11, 1976 DS) and information covering the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in December of 1976 on its 16 pages.

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 02. C. C. Rider 03. I Got A Woman/Amen 04. Love Me 05. You Gave Me A Mountain 06. Rip It Up (part) 07. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never 08. Blue Suede Shoes 09. Help Me (with false start) 10. Elvis dedicates 'My Way' to Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu 11. My Way 12. Introduction of Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu 13. Band Introductions 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) 17. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) 19. Happy Birthday to Tony Brown 20. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) 21. Love Letters 22. School Day 23. School Day (reprise) 24. Hurt 25. Dialogue 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song 27. Can't Help Falling In Love 28. Closing Vamp