A Shining Star
|Title:||A Shining Star|
|Label:||E. P. Collector|
|Label Number:||EPC 2019-20|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Hilton Hotel|
|Date:||August 28, 1972 - Midnight Show|
|Sound:||Average - Good !|
|Track Listing:|| |
As we begin 2019, E. P. Collector label is coming with another surprise! The Las Vegas, August 28, 1972 Midnight show is previously unreleased and moreover, it was never available in solid sound, until now!
It's not easy to write something new about the August 1972 Las Vegas shows, without
repeating well-known facts. Nevertheless, there's one thing that stands out – it was Elvis' very last Vegas season when he was singing consistently well during all of his concerts. There was not a single average or controversial show and no cancellations, either. Compared to Elvis' April and November '72 tours, where he was noticeably bloated and pale in the face, in August he was trim and suntanned. He looked absolutely great and his voice was excellent, too.
This is Elvis performing at his finest in Vegas, just before things went down the tube. There are no surprises, but his singing on this newly obtained audience tape is so good that it's a delight to listen to this, following too many recent releases from his final years. It's refreshing to hear the man deliver the goods in a no-nonsense fashion, singing the hell out of the ballads and rockin' like a freight train on the up-tempo stuff. The set list may well be the best that he did in the seventies, and especially in this rather decent sound quality, this makes for a highly listenable CD. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised with this one! You may ask your supplier for audio clips.
If you've enjoyed our previous August 1972 releases from the "FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE" miniseries, called "A Sensational Opening Night", "Everybody Let's Rock" and "Heart And Soul… And Some Mighty Fine Rock'n'Roll", then you are sure to enjoy our forthcoming release, too!.
|Sound Sample:||My Way
|Concert:||Strong show with appealing song line-up. Not
much talking with the audience. |
Elvis is focused on the music and he delivers goodies like Polk Salad Annie, What Now My Love, I'll Remember You, A Big Hunk O' Love or Mystery Train / Tiger Man.
Like it ! (Ciscoking)