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  Title: Almost Done, Folks! 
  Label: Straight Arrow 
  Label Number: SA/SP 2015-30A-02 
  Release Date: 2015 
  Recording Type: Live Audience Recording 
  Location: Las Vegas, international Hotel 
  Date: CD 1: September 1 - 1973, Dinner Show
CD 2: September 1 - 1973, Midnight Show
 
  Sound: Very Good / Excellent 
     
  Track Listing:  
  CD 1: September 1 - 1973, Dinner Show        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:02
02 C. C. Rider   03:21
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   04:11
04 Love Me   01:34
05 Steamroller Blues   02:43
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:07
07 Trouble   02:02
08 Rock Medley *   02:35
09 Love Me Tender   01:42
10 Fever   02:57
11 Bridge Over Troubled Water   03:56
12 Suspicious Minds   03:51
13 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   02:33
14 My Boy   03:20
15 I Can’t Stop Loving You   02:16
16 An American Trilogy   04:57
17 Introduction of Vernon Presley   01:06
18 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face   03:22
19 How Great Thou Art (with reprise)   03:58
20 Can’t Help Falling In Love   01:31
21 Closing Vamp / Announcements   01:04
           
           
  CD 2: September 1 - 1973, Midnight Show        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:04
02 C. C. Rider   03:14
03 Love Me   01:37
04 I Got A Woman / Amen   03:07
05 Steamroller Blues   02:45
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:04
07 Trouble   02:29
08 Rock Medley *   02:32
09 Love Me Tender   01:36
10 Fever   02:54
11 Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise)   07:17
12 Suspicious Minds   03:45
13 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   01:40
14 Name-check of group of English fans in audience   00:54
15 Release Me   02:22
16 An American Trilogy   04:28
17 Introduction of Linda Thompson and Vernon Presley   00:35
18 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face   03:15
19 How Great Thou Art (with reprise)   03:44
20 Can’t Help Falling In Love   01:32
21 Closing Vamp / Announcement   01:29
           
         
 
 Concert:  * Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Hound Dog

Press note:

Following the remarkable success of our earlier August/September 1973 Las Vegas season releases, Straight Arrow is pleased to announce this new 2CD set, featuring two more previously unreleased shows in topnotch audience recorded quality.

It was the final weekend of Elvis' 1973 Summer Festival, which meant that there was an extra buzz of excitement in and around the Las Vegas Hilton on Saturday 1st September. Elvis pleased his audience with strong renditions of „Steamroller Blues“, „You Gave Me A Mountain“ and „Trouble“. "Bridge Over Troubled Water“ was given the respect it deserved - especially during the Midnight show, when Elvis wasn't satisfied with his rendition and repeated most of the song. He said that when he did something, he liked to get the sound right. Elvis treated fans to his emotive new song, „My Boy“ - a song which was not recorded in studio until December '73. Since Presley Senior was in the audience, Elvis sang one of his father's favourite songs, „The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“. The grand finale of both concerts was powerhouse „How Great Thou Art“ - with reprised ending.

The September 1, 1973 D/S and M/S are previously unreleased. Both shows are taken from 1st generation copies of original audience recorded cassettes, made back in the 70s by English super-fan and collector Rex Martin. Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself! Double digipak is filled with (some previously unpublished!) August 1973 photographs and an eye-witness text written by an English fan, who was there! (March 2015)

 

 
  Sound Sample:  Fever (September 1 - 1973, DS)


Suspicious Minds (September 1 - 1973, MS)
 
       
  Concert:   Both shows debut on silver disc and were only available before on  inferior sounding cd-r's.  The concerts are very appealing with interesting set lists. Elvis definitely had two happy hours on stage this day and the audience enjoyed every moment, too  ! Highlights are: Trouble, Steamroller Blues, Fever Bridge Over Troubled Water, Release Me or The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Excellent ! (Ciscoking).