* Mark Lensey, Rich Little, Wesley Cargoes, Bill
Press note (sic):
The MxF label will release soon a new product called “February 1974 Closing
Show'' featuring the unreleased Vegas February 09, 1974 Closing Show.
After almost five months of rest, Elvis back to the Hilton in better shape and
stronger respect the previous season. For this reason his performance is superb,
still at the top if his ability he deliveries short shows, but very intense,
there is a freshness that cannot be denied, Elvis was very energetic on stage,
full of enthusiasm he sang with power and sensitivity, delivering a solid and
heartfelt repertoire like the “new” songs “Spanish Eyes, Help me and Let Me Be
There recent hit from Olivia Newton-John” and the classic “Trying to Get To You”
sang terrifically. At the same time he still performs a great version of the
classic rocker “Johnny B. Good” without forget two classic early 70’ songs like
Polk Salad Annie and Sweet Caroline and as you can see from the track list the
number of the classic oldies in the show are significant reduced. This season
will be the first with the new agreement , Elvis signed two years of contract
performed twice a year, but only two weeks at the time rather than the previous
The sound is very good for an audience recording, We have on our hands the
original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out a simple
re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a
more clear sound balancing the channel and put at the right speed the tape. The
result a pretty dynamic tape with a great definition of the background music.
As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK,
containing a collection of live photographs newspapers clip and memorabilia. We
love this show, it is clear we are not talking about the rough rocker of early
69/71, the “NEW” songs added to the show are no properly Rockers!! but in spite
of some limitations and an evolution of style to a more complete musical range
the man is still at the top and Elvis at the top means an unforgettable
experience for those who attended the show and for those of us prepared to
listen. The sound is very good and in times of continue Soundboard re-release we
are glad to give you the possibility to have a release that can combine the GOOD
audio quality with the unreleased status ….
Don’t miss it!!!!
We add as bonus for this first release a poster featuring a great live shot from
Montgomery, March 06.