Wrongly dated as Dinner Show.
Press announcement (sic)t:
Welcome to Volume 7 of our AudiRec “Las Vegas Series” which concentrates on
Elvis´ concerts in Sin City. This time we have chosen to release the Dinner Show
from February 17, 1972 and it is the first time that this show is available on a
“real” cd. Since there aren´t too many “listenable” recordings from this Las
Vegas season made by fans who were there in the audience, bringing their own,
non-professional recording equipment, it is more than likely good to have
another one that is pretty good in sound!
In his 6th Hilton appearance Elvis received quite some rave reviews, especially
in comparison to some critics and fans comments which did not sound too
enthusiastic when talking about the “King´s” August 71 engagement in Las Vegas.
Elvis did a total of 57 shows, starting on January 26 and ending on February 23.
RCA was there to do some live recording and because of that and some other
reasons Elvis changed his setlist significantly to the benefit of some “big” and
“Variety” told his readers on February 9, 1972 about Elvis in Vegas: “This time
out is the best one yet for Presley. His format is taut, he pays attention to
his songs and audience, the karate exercises are quite vigorous and his ringside
kissing technique is like a dozen midway attractions rolled into one. He has
almost ceased the pelvic sex symbolism, retaining a wee bit of the guitar’s
phallic thrust near the top of his vocalistics …
Wearing a white cape, orange scarf and white jumpsuit studded with brass buttons
and open nearly to his mid-section, he comes on ready and belting strong. Par
for his course is about 20 tunes, big, bigger, biggest, either in his own or the
general pop catalog. If he keeps up his opening pace there will be no need for
repeat of grumbles, heard at the close of his August 1971 month, that Presley
was sliding by, generally goofing off and otherwise acting bored with the whole
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to
get your copy if you are interested. Once you have it in your hands, we hope
your spare time will allow you to sit back, put your headphones on, flip through
the accompanied 16-page booklet and listen to the Dinner Show from February 17,
1972. It´s Las Vegas! It´s the Hilton Hotel Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy! (May