Doin' The Best I Can
|Title:||Doin' The Best I Can - From The Booth Tapes Volume 6|
|Label Number:||SA/SP 2015-29A-02|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording (Soundbooth)|
|Date:||February 16 - 1973 , Dinner & Midnight Show|
|Notes||The Straight Arrow 2CD
set „DOIN‘ THE BEST I CAN”, featuring two shows recorded on February 16.
Most Elvis experts agree that the „post Aloha“ winter engagement was his
weakest up to that point. Perhaps his inner turmoils played a role, but
a rather severe throat infection most definitely did. It was so serious
that midnight shows on Feb. 13, 14 and 15 ended up getting cancelled and
dinner shows were performed against doctors advice. At some of the shows
it was clear that the infection seriously hampered his ability to sing.
Still, being the professional that he was, he tried to do the best he
could. This is also what you will hear on the previously unreleased
concerts from this engagement on this new Straight Arrow release.
Presented in truly excellent audience-recorded audio, they give us
interesting insights of Elvis at work under trying circumstances. His
voice is not at its best here, his condition prevents him from firing on
all cylinders, but still he’s giving solid and professional shows. And
that’s one element that certainly deserves to be acknowledged more than
it is today.|
The February 16, 1973 concerts are taken directly from original „booth recorded tapes.“ The Feb. 16, 1973 D/S was previously released („A DINNER AT THE HILTON“, 2007 and „I'M A STEAMROLLER BABY“, 2008) from an inferior audience recorded source. These CD have nothing to do with Straight Arrow’s excellent „booth tape“ version! The Feb. 16 1973 M/S is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form! These tapes were rediscovered recently and we believe that you will agree with us that this is another great find. A real must - not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release! (press note, January 2015)
You Gave Me A Mountain (Dinner Show)
Suspicious Minds (Midnight Show)
|Concert:||The dinner show was released before on "I'm A Steamroller Baby".
See comments there.|
The midnight show is better but still Elvis was not in top shape health-wise so don't expect too much. It hasn't been released before in any form. This and the excellent sound of both shows makes this 2-cd set a must-have for collectors in any case. (Ciscoking)