June 08 - Hot Summer in 1973

The forthcoming release from the SR import-label is titled 'Hot Summer in 1973'  and will feature the unreleased dinner show show from Las Vegas August 19, 1973. This recording is taken directly from a first generation of original tape. The afternoon show is previously unreleased show.

From the press-release:

August 1973, Elvis Is back for his last summer season. The 1973 was begun in the better way, with the Aloha special at least commercial talking. But the things turned immediately toward the wrong direction, the man had too weight to bear in his human shoulders. But as always for Elvis the music keeps his mind alive and overall active, so the best moments of our man is when he is on the stage. The August 1973 is no exception.

The August 19 present Elvis in positive mood, the show is solid and well performed. Elvis deliveries some killer version of My Boy and You Gave Me a Mountain, keeping steady part of the show the two classic Suspicious Minds and An American Trilogy and delighting the audience with the with the two early rocker Mystery Train/Tiger Man and Trouble.

Talking about the show, the show is solid and well performed no too long in accord with the classic Las Vegas show, we have 46 minutes only, but Elvis worked hard performing 19 songs, classic representation of his best repertoire of Vegas. Talking of highlight of the show, we can say is hard however is undeniable that Elvis’ soul lives now in the power ballad like You Gave a Mountain or My Boy, surely they are the best moment of the show.

This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good. The sound was restored in matter to remove the background noise and preserving Elvis’ voice and trying to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure.

This new CD comes as a classic deluxe Digipack four panels (12x12 cm), containing a collection of live photographs from the actual season. All the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed. This is a limited edition of 400 copies. 

Tracks Las Vegas August 19, 1973 DS (previously unreleased):

01. 2001 Theme 02.See See Rider 03.I Got A Woman/Amen 04.Love Me 05.You Gave Me A Mountain 06.Trouble 07.Blue Suede Shoes 08.Rock Medley 09.Love Me Tender 10.Fever 11.What Now My Love 12.Suspicious Minds 13.Band Introductions 14.I Can’t Stop Loving You 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Band Introductions 17.My Boy 18.Release Me 19.An American Trilogy 20.Mystery Train/Tiger Man 21.Can’t Help Falling In Love/Closing Vamp (running-time 46.00 minutes).

Strictly preview

Here is a small preview of the upcoming book 'Strictly Elvis' from author / publisher Erik Lorentzen and photographer Keith Alverson. 

Essential Original Albums

Due for release from the Masters of Music label on October 13, 2017 is the 3 CD set 'Essential Original Albums'. 

(Source: FECC / Erik Lorentzen / EM / Amazon)