October 13 - Elvis At The Hilton

The new AudiRec import-label label has announced a new double CD entitled "Elvis At The Hilton". This set contains audience recordings of the September 2, 1973 Afternoon and Dinner Shows as recorded in Las Vegas. 

From the press-release
It was the summer of 1973 - “Labor Day Weekend” brought thousands of visitors to Las Vegas. No wonder the Colonel agreed when being asked to schedule a special “3 A.M. Show” on Sunday morning (Sept. 2) to fulfill the many requests for tickets. Elvis was so popular in Vegas, it is hard to compare with any of today´s artists. So it is never a fault to say that Elvis was indeed the “King Of Vegas”. For our first release and with all the technical help we could get from our friends from the “Straight Arrow” Label we were able to obtain two rare shows, both from September 2, 1973. Both shows have been recorded with a tape-recorder brought in secretly and have to be called “typical audience recordings”, though clearly ones which are of real good quality for that type of recordings. Did you know that Elvis rode on the back of “Memphis Mafia-Member” Lamar Fike when entering the stage at this early morning show of September 2? In the booklet you will read many details regarding those two shows, written down by witnesses just barely one hour after the shows ended – up at their hotel room at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel!

Tracks CD1 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 3 AM Show:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. See See Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Steamroller Blues, 06. You Gave Me A Mountain, 07. Trouble, 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog, 09. Love Me Tender, 10. Fever (including excerpt of Polk Salad Annie), 11. What Now My Love (funny version), 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. Band Introduction, 14. Release Me, 15. An American Trilogy, 16. Mystery Train / Tiger Man, 17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, 18. How Great Thou Art (with reprise), 19. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 20. Closing Vamp - 

Tracks CD2 - Las Vegas 02.09.1973 Dinner Show:
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. See See Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. Steamroller Blues, 06. You Gave Me A Mountain (funny version), 07. Trouble, 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin´ Goin´ On / Mama Don’t Dance / Flip Flop & Fly / Hound Dog, 09. Love Me Tender, 10. Fever, 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise), 12. Suspicious Minds, 13. Band Introduction, 14. Introduction of Gloria Loring, 15. My Boy, 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You (with false start), 17. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel, 18. An American Trilogy, 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise), 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love, 22. Closing Vamp.

Elvis’ Christmas Album and His Hand In Mine

The Waxtime label re-issued the classic albums “Elvis’ Christmas Album” (Camden 1970) and “His Hand In Mine” on 180gramm Vinyl.

Elvis’ Christmas Album
Santa Claus Is Back In Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Blue Christmas - Santa Bring My Baby Back - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - Silent Night - Peace In The Valley - I Believe - Take My Hand, Precious Lord  - It Is No Secret

His Hand In Mine: His Hand In Mine: 

(I'm) Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs - In My Father's House - Milky White Way - Known Only To Him - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Joshua Fit The Battle - He Knows Just What I Need - Swing Down Sweet Chariot - Mansion Over The Hilltop - If We Never Meet Again - Working On The Building - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - You'll Never Walk Alone - Who Am I

(Source: Various)