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Doin' The Best I Can

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 Title: Doin' The Best I Can - From The Booth Tapes Volume 6 
 Label: Straight Arrow 
 Label Number: SA/SP 2015-29A-02 
 Release Date: 2015 
 Recording Type:Live Audience Recording (Soundbooth) 
 Location: Las Vegas 
 Date: February 16 - 1973 , Dinner & Midnight Show 
 Sound: Excellent ! 
     
 Track Listing: 
  CD 1: Dinner Show          
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:14  
02 See See Rider   03:13  
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   02:59  
04 Love Me Tender   02:20  
05 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me   02:01  
06 Steamroller Blues   02:47  
07 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:11  
08 Fever   03:00  
09 Love Me   01:28  
10 Blue Suede Shoes   01:12  
11 Hound Dog   02:07  
12 Johnny B. Goode   01:36  
13 What Now My Love   02:57  
14 Suspicious Minds   04:28  
15 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   01:36  
16 Introduction of Johnny Tillotson   00:40  
17 I Can’t Stop Loving You   02:22  
18 An American Trilogy   05:12  
19 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:38  
20 Closing Vamp / Announcements   02:04  
             
             
  CD 2: Midnight Show          
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra       01:17  
02 See See Rider       03:22  
03 I Got A Woman / Amen       03:00  
04 Love Me Tender (with false start)       01:49  
05 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me       01:54  
06 Steamroller Blues       02:38  
07 You Gave Me A Mountain       03:06  
08 Fever       02:41  
09 Love Me       01:29  
10 Blue Suede Shoes       01:05  
11 Johnny B. Goode       02:05  
12 Hound Dog       01:32  
13 What Now My Love       02:54  
14 Suspicious Minds       05:12  
15 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra       01:34  
16 Introduction of Paul Anka       00:56  
17 I Can’t Stop Loving You       02:33  
18 An American Trilogy       04:35  
19 Can't Help Falling In Love       01:34  
20 Closing Vamp / Announcements       01:30  
             
         
 
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)

 

 Sound Sample:   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)