The content was released by SR on LP and "as special" on CD.|
Announcement (sic): Lonesome August Nights (SR Records) will focus on Elvisí August
1972 Las Vegas season, featuring the dinner&midnight show from August 18th,
1972, previously unreleased and taken directly from the original high-quality
tapes. The August 18 Midnight Show was previously released on vinyl format in
the SR boxed edition of Not too Sweet, here for the first time will be released
on CD format completely remastered and in superior sound.
The SR attitude is to present Elvis at the peak of his possibility and without
any doubt Elvisí second week in Vegas August season presents him at the top of
his possibilities, delivering great shows. If Rock is an attitude, then the man
has it. The performances are terrific, rough and sharp.
On August 18th on the backstage just before to go on the stage The Colonel
informed Elvis that his Lawyer had delivered the application for a divorce on
the Los Angeles Superior Court... Elvis's answer was a simple nod with the head
and two unbelievable SHOWS. Elvis at least at the begin seems to enjoy this
newfound freedom delivering an unbelievable last great Las Vegas season.
Elvis sings and looks magnificent on the stage is iperactive and he performs all
the songs to the maximum of his possibilities, presenting all the best of his
repertoire from the previous two years combined with the last 1972 new
autobiografical song ranging in all musical genres as only he can do. We are
happy to be able to associate great performance with great audio quality in
order to be able to obtain a result that you can enjoy too.
The ambiance tapes are both of very good quality, as you can appreciate both
Elvis and the band and at the same time you can feel and live the live
atmosphere of the intimate Las Vegas Showroom.
The shows has already said are great, we have some a few variations in the
songs, this for sure make more interesting the listen of both the shows, See See
Rider is back as opener song and the show now consist in a solid collection of
great quality songs all well performed . Two new addictions at the repertoire :
What Now My Love and My Way . Due to Elvisí moment two sentimental&life songs no
randomly chosen. However talking about best song we like to say that the rockiní
side is still present in Elvis and Polk Salad Annie never sounded better: both
Elvis and the band are pushing strong with a great job of Jerry Cheff bass
This Special CD Edition will be housed in a deluxe LONG DIGIPACK, containing a
high-quality glossy 135-gram paper poster of 50x26 cm size and a high glossy
paper bonus art card of 25x13 cm of size.. In matter to have a special collector
item, the 100 copies will be presented with TWO different sleeves VARIATION. All
the copies will come hand numbered and individually sealed.
Two entertaining concerts from one of the best Vegas seasons ever. We have an
excellent song line-up with a good mixture of older and newer songs. Something
Highlights among others: Youíve Lost That Loving Feeling, Polk Salad Annie, What
Now My Love, Fever or A Big Hunk O' Love. Pity, the sound is not the best.