Setting The Day
label: SR Records
Las Vegas August 30, 1971 Part Dinner Show + Complete of the Midnight Show.
As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on the early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to always produce unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his ability. In this our eleventh release, we are proud to present two very rare shows, the first part only, to give you a more complete view of the day the second complete and unreleased. The first songs from August 30th dinner have been already edited although no in this audio-quality here you have the possibility to listen the highlights of the show and instead the midnight show complete concert is here for the first time giving you the possibility to live the whole day and the feeling the of Elvis' love of singing that result clear in these tapes and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to them.
The Dinner/Midnight shows from August 30th, as presented on this CD, represents just two of the best shows of the season. If we look closely at the early Vegas act of August 1971 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. Elvis singing straight to the audience without pauses or jokes, the performance is solid and rough; the basic track listing is presented superbly. Songs like Proud Mary, Sweet Caroline or Polk Salad Annie never sounded better; Elvis is still dynamic on stage especially in songs like Suspicious Minds. He presents the best of his repertoire from the last two years. The only new song is the single Iím Leaving, heavily promoted during all of 1971 and sang until 1974.
The man looks, sings and moves in a great way. Elvis is still performing at the height of his ability despite the presence of the golden cage of Vegas and the mediocre management, Elvis is still into his music. His focus, the attitude and his relationship with the music are still evident which enables him to deliver a great show. This level remains throughout the season.
In spite of the limitation of the audience tapes, we believe that overall in the early seventy recording they represent the best to listen the Vegas shows.
These recordings come from an early generation copy of the master tape; the sound quality is good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to listen with pleasure.
As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live photographs of the August season.
01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 1.17
02. That's All Right, Mama 2.18
03. I Got A Woman 2.45
04. Proud Mary 2.40
05. Sweet Caroline 2.26
06. Polk Salad Annie 4.02
07. It's Impossible 2.47
08. Heartbreak Hotel 1.40
09. Hound Dog 1.29
10. I'm Leaving 3.09
11. Can't Help Falling in Love 1.32
12. Also Sprach Zarathustra 1.16
13. That All Right Mama 2.22
14. I Got A Woman 2.37
15. Proud Mary 2.44
16. Sweet Caroline 2.20
17. Polk Salad Annie 4.19
18. Intro 0.53
19. Johnny B. Goode 1.44
20. It's Impossible 2.48
21: Love Me 1.32
22: Blue Suede Shoes/Whola Lotta.. 1.36
23: Heartbreak Hotel 1.33
24: Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2.15
25. It's Over 2.09
26. Hound Dog (fs) 1.30
27: Hound Dog 1.28
28: Suspicious Minds 5.32
29: Band Intro 3.25
30: I'm Leaving 3.15
31: Bridge Over Troubled Water 5.50
32: Can't Help Falling Love 2.09
Approximate Total running time: 79.40