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CD1 - Tracks 12, 18, 21 - 25 are recorded August 5, 1972, Dinner Show. These tracks are in lower sound quality.|
CD 2 - Tracks 23 and 24 are recorded at the Midnight Show from August 12, wrongly
dated on back cover as August 11 recording. Tracks 25 - 26 are recorded
August 11, 1972, Dinner Show.
CD 2 is a straight copy of the before released CD "Hot August Night"
Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and
pleasure. He added new songs into his repertoire such as " What Now My Love
" , " My Way " and went back into his post-army days with " Fever " who
will become a favorite for many fans at that time . The first CD features
the opening show of August 4, 1972 recorded from the audience and in great
quality for such recordings, certainly one of the best sounding audience
from that year. The original tape is missing a few songs and those were
replaced with the songs from the first concert of the second night and extra
bonus tracks from that dinner show, including his first live version of "
Fever ". The sound of these audience recordings were remastered from the
original recordings for the best quality possible.
The line-up songs of the opening night gave a very different and dynamic
performance with " A Big Hunk 'O Love " as the second number followed by
" Never Been To Spain ". " Mystery Train / Tiger Man " took the spot of
" Polk Salad Annie " that night ( not performed ) and the medley part of
the show was of great quality and sung with sincerity. His two new ballads
were also added and " My Babe " made a comeback into the show replacing "
Suspicious Minds ", but unfortunately only for his opening show. " An
American Trilogy " was the show stopper of this season and often performed
before the closing number.
A week later at the August 12, 1972 M.S. was still in control and has
changed a bit the line up and went back to what would become his standard,
however since his opening he added some songs performed that year like "
For The Good Times " and " Until It's Time For You To Go ", a few others
just made it back into the show ; Polk Salad Annie, Suspicious Minds, I Got
A Woman / Amen and Proud Mary. This second CD features a show of excellent
quality and recorded from the soundboard.
Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week of August
1972 in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the
rest of the season.