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Title: The King Strikes Back - Summer Festival 1974
Label: Audionics
Label Number: 2017-01(A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J)-2
Release Date: 2017
Recording Type: Rehearsals & Live Recordings
Location: Hollywood & Las Vegas
Date: August / September 1974
Sound: Various
 
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  August 16, 1974 - RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, Rehearsal
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#1)
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#2)
Promised Land (#1)
Promised Land (#2)
Down In The Alley (#1)
Down In The Alley (#2)
It's Midnight
Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Softly As I Leave You (#1, with Sherrill Nielsen)
Softly As I Leave You (#2, with Sherrill Nielsen)
I'm Leavin'
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Proud Mary
If You Talk In Your Sleep
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#3)
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#4)
 
02:42
03:09
03:28
03:41
02:56
03:21
03:34
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03:17
03:09
03:33
04:52
05:11
04:18
03:23
06:48
08:13
 

 

 
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  August 16, 1974 - RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, Rehearsal
The Twelfth Of Never
Faded Love
Just Pretend

Binaural Rehearsal Tracks:
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#1)
Promised Land
Down In The Alley
It's Midnight
Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
I'm Leavin'
Proud Mary
If You Talk In Your Sleep
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#2)
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (#3)
The Twelfth Of Never
Faded Love
Just Pretend

Bonus Songs:
The Twelfth Of Never (1995 original single version)
The Twelfth Of Never (1994 version - overdubbed by David Briggs)
 
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02:56
02:27
03:41
04:13
03:19
02:18
03:23
02:47
04:09
06:52
08:16
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03:05
03:44


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02:36
 

 

 
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  August 19, 1974 OS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Opening Vamp / Big Boss Man
Proud Mary
Down In The Alley
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Never Been To Spain
It's Midnight
If You Talk In Your Sleep
I'm Leavin'
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
Introduction of Gunther Gebel-Williams
Promised Land
Introduction of Telly Savalas
My Baby Left Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Fever
Hound Dog
Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete)
 
02:41
03:15
01:58
03:09
03:46
03:08
03:47
03:12
03:40
02:38
03:17
01:47
04:13
03:02
00:44
02:45
00:48
02:14
04:19
02:37
02:07
00:47
 

 

 
Sound Sample: Never Been To Spain
 
Concert:

The concert was already offically realeased on the FTD CD "Nevada Nights". See comments there.
 

 
 
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  August 20, 1974 DS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Proud Mary
Trying To Get To You
Big Boss Man (incomplete)
Fever
Promised Land
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I'm Leavin'
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (incomplete)
Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete)
Let Me Be There
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
 
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03:46
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03:00
04:19
01:56
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02:48
01:34
03:13
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04:09
03:00
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01:44
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Sound Sample: I'm Leavin'
 
Concert: The concert was already offically realeased on the FTD CD "Las Vegas '74 (CD 2)". See comments there.
 
 
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  August 20,1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Trying To Get To You
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I'm Leavin'
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (incomplete)
Introduction of Freddy Cannon / Higher & Higher (one Line) / Introduction of Jackie Wilson
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
 
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Sound Sample: Why Me Lord
 
Concert: The concert was already offically realeased on the FTD CD "Las Vegas '74 (CD 1)". See comments there.
 
 
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  August 21, 1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Dialogue / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (one line)
I'm Leavin'
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Take These Chains From My Heart (one line)
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Hawaiian Wedding Song
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

August 22, 1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Suspicious Minds / The Blue Danube ("An der schönen blauen Donau" - excerpt)
Help Me (with Sherrill Nielsen)
 
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Sound Sample: Hawaiian Wedding Song (August 21, 1974 MS)
 
Concert: The concert was already offically realeased on the FTD CD "Nevada Nights (CD 2)". See comments there.
 
 
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  August 24,1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
The Wonder Of You
I'm Leavin'
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Spanish Eyes (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
If You Talk In Your Sleep

August 27, 1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
The Wonder Of You
An American Trilogy
Monologue / We Shall Overcome (excerpt)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Monologue
It's Now Or Never
 
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Sound Sample: Love Me (August 24,1974 MS)
 
Concert: The concert from August 24 was already offically realeased on the FTD CD "It´s Midnight". See comments there.
 
 
 
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  August 28, 1974 DS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Help Me
My Boy
How Great Thou Art

August 29,1974 DS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
Why Me Lord?
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
Early Morning Rain / Introductions
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete)

August 30, 1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas #1
Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
All Shook Up
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
Introduction of Dean Nichopoulos
Suspicious Minds
 
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Sound Sample: Fever (August 30, 1974 MS)
 
Concert: The August 30 concert was previously released on "Night Fever In Vegas". See comments there.
 
 
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  August 30, 1974 MS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas #2
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
Monologue about Karate
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Dialogue about Karate
Introduction of Kang Rhee
Help Me
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
How Great Thour Art (with reprise)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You Gave Me A Mountain
Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete)

September 2, 1974 CS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas #1
Microphone dialogue
I Got a Woman / Amen
Dialogue about Karate
Until It's Time For You To Go
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
It's Midnight
Big Boss Man
You Gave Me A Mountain
 
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  September 2, 1974 CS - Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas #2
Dialogue about Priscilla
Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
It's Now Or Never (#1)
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
Guitar solo (James Burton)
Drum solo (Ronnie Tutt)
Bass solo (Duke Bardwell)
Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin)
I Couldn't Live Without You (The Voice)
Bringing It Back (The Voice)
Aubrey (with The Voice)
Introduction of Vikki Carr, Bill Cosby
It's Now Or Never (#2)
Let Me Be There (with reprise)
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Monologue about drug rumours
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Dialogue about jewelry
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
 
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Sound Sample: An American Trilogy
 
Concert: The September 2 concert was previously released on "Desert Storm". See comments there.
 
      
      
 Release notes:  CD box with 10 CDs and a booklet. Each CD comes in a cardboard sleeve.

Announcement:
The Audionics label is proud to come up with a new, comprehensive 10 CD project, dedicated to Elvis' legendary Las Vegas Summer '74 season. It is called 'The King Strikes Back!' and for the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box!

As you know, these recordings were released through the years by various bootleg labels and by the official collectors FTD label, too. Nevertheless, many of these original releases are hard to find nowadays, including several already deleted Follow That Dream CDs! For some of these recordings, we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today's advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.

Each disc is placed in individually designed cardboard sleeve and there is a 16-page booklet, full of high-quality August/September 1974 photos (including several rare ones) and reproductions of fan reviews, published in the hard-to-find Rex Martin 'Elvis News Service Weekly' magazine, back in 1974. These reviews are special because they were published shortly after the concerts and those memories are immediate and fresh.

This is the first-ever Audionics comprehensive box. It's a special set which deserves a place in any serious Elvis collection!

 
Extra note: We have doubts that this release was made by the old Audionics crew. Generally Audionics has made quality CD, but here we have only a collection of before released content, mostly taken from official CDs.

August 16, 1974 (rehearsal) was published before on the FTD CD From Sunset To Las Vegas
August 19, 1974 OS was published before on the FTD CD Nevada Nights
August 22, 1974 MS was published before on the FTD CD From Sunset To Las Vegas
August 27, 1974 MS was published before on the FTD CD From Sunset To Las Vegas
August 28, 1974 DS was published before on the FTD CD Las Vegas 74 2017
August 29, 1974 DS was published before on the FTD CD It´s Midnight