Ol' Snake Hips Is In Town!
|Title:||Ol' Snake Hips Is In Town!|
|Label Number:||SA/SP 2015-32-02|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording|
|Location:||Las Vegas , Nevada - Hilton Hotel|
|Date:||August 21 - 1970, Dinner & Midnight Show|
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The 5th volume of Straight Arrow's „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTERTAPES“ series - a double-digipak CD release, called "OL' SNAKE HIPS IS IN TOWN!", featuring the August 21st, 1970 Las Vegas dinner and midnight shows.
Of the six shows that Rick recorded during this engagement, the shows on August 21st, 1970 were his favorite. The shows captured here represent Elvis at his zenith.
His enthusiasm for performing live in front of an audience is so obvious, and his powerful charisma shines brighter than ever. Interestingly, he performs 'Tiger Man' as stand-alone versions here,
and introduces it as his "second record" in a very matter-of-fact way. He also sings a snatch of the Buck Owens classic 'Crying Time', which really makes you wish that he'd recorded a proper version of it.
The August 21st, 1970 Dinner show was first released in 1998 („FROM VEGAS TO MACON“) and reissued in 2011 („AUGUST RELOADED“).
The August 21st, 1970 Midnight show was first released in 2001 („YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'“) and was never re-released - until now.
As with every Straight Arrow’s upgrade, this beautifully designed double-digipak edition is limited to 500 copies.
If you enjoyed previous volumes of the „FROM THE RICK RENNIE MASTER TAPES“ series, you cannot go wrong with "OL' SNAKE HIPS IS IN TOWN!".
If you're a fan who only wants his finest shows - get it. If you're a fan who's not too well -versed on audience recordings - make sure that this one is your first purchase.
If you are a collector who knows Straight Arrow and appreciates what the label stands for - then getting this new release is your # 1 priority.
Another true gem from the label that cares.(May 2015)
|Sound Sample:||I Just Can't Help Believin' (Dinner Show)
Polk Slad Annie (Midnight Show)
|Concert:||See comments for "From Vegas To Macon" (Dinner Show) and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Midnight Show)|