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Opening Night At Lake Tahoe

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 Title: Opening Night At Lake Tahoe 
 Label: AudiRec 
 Label Number: AR-19760430-2 
 Release Date: 2016 
 Recording Type: Live Audience Recording 
 Location: Lake Tahoe / Nevada, Sahara Tahoe Hotel 
 Date: April 30- 1976 , Opening Show 
 Sound: Very Good! 
 Track Listing: 
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra    00:32
02 See See Rider    04:31
03 I Got A Woman / Amen    06:18
04 Love Me    02:37
05 Let Me Be There (false start only) / If You Love Me (Let Me Know)    03:11
06 You Gave Me A Mountain    03:20
07 All Shook Up    01:03
08 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel    03:01
09 Trying To Get To You    02:14
10 Polk Salad Annie    04:12
11 Band Introductions    02:28
12 What'd I Say (James Burton)    00:44
13 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)    00:56
14 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)    00:52
15 Piano Solo (Tony Brown)    00:50
16 Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)    01:05
17 School Days    00:51
18 America The Beautiful    02:22
19 Hurt    02:08
20 Burning Love    03:07
21 How Great Thou Art    05:06
22 Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)    03:37
23 Hound Dog    01:39
24 Can't Help Falling In Love (with false start)    02:25
25 Closing Vamp / Announcements    01:40
 Notes:  Before released on CD-R, first release on silver disc.

Press anouncement:

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – OPENING NIGHT AT LAKE TAHOE – a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from April 30, 1976 (the Opening Show was actually a Dinner Show, there were two performances this day).

Welcome to another AudiRec CD release which takes you back to the spring of 1976. At the time this CD is being released it means that it´s actually kind of a “40th Anniversary”. To be honest, we did not plan to do this just because it is exactly 40 years ago that Elvis played his final Lake Tahoe-Season.

As a matter of fact Elvis was working very hard the whole year of 1976. While in January Elvis had a rather quiet time and even showed some effort to just relax and have fun, early February he was kind of “forced” to record new songs for an album release and early March he was back on tour. We all know from “Elvis History”, that the “King” would have done much better for his health if he would not let himself being that busy but for whatever reason tour after tour was being scheduled… and done. No matter what the critics in many newspapers wrote about his performances – at least they had to admit that Elvis´ popularity (at least all over the USA) was so big that ticket-selling for any upcoming concerts didn´t even need any advertising. Billboard´s Headline in early March 76´ told us “No Ads, But Presley SRO On Current 5-Concert Gig” for the short tour in March. “Elvis plans busy spring” was another headline shortly after this and it said “Like Lightning: Who says Elvis isn´t working hard? Before he stars at the Sahara Tahoe April 30 – May 9, Elvis will be on a concert tour”, then adding the dates and finally conclude “Elvis is still the super superstar”.

So when Elvis came to the beautiful area of Lake Tahoe at the end of April, he most likely was not aware that this would be his last season at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel. The shows have mostly been described by fans as “relaxed” with “lots of surprising moments”, but there were also remarks saying that the “King” looked unhealthy and tired. From what we can hear on the so far released CDs it sure was a mixture of all of this and still we believe that this last engagement had many moments fans do not want to miss.

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 show from April 30, 1976. It´s Lake Tahoe! It´s the Sahara Tahoe Showroom! It´s ELVIS! Enjoy! (May 2015)


  Sound Sample:  If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
 Concert:  It was an opening night and these concerts were always something special for the King and his fans. Especially in Lake Tahoe where Elvis loved the intimacy of the place a bit away from the busy Las Vegas. As a result we hear a decent concert with Elvis trying hard to please his crowd.  He is very relaxed and is joking around with his fans and delivers some fine renditions . Highlights are: Trying To Get To You, America The Beautiful, Hurt, Burning Love or the incredible How Great Thou Art. (Ciscoking)