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 Title: Rattling Plates - Aces 'n' Eights 
 Label: Straight Arrow 
 Label Number: SA/SP 2014-24-02 
 Release Date: 2014 
 Recording Type:Live Audience Recording (Soundbooth) 
 Location: Las Vegas, Hilton Hotel 
 Date: August 24, 1973, Dinner Show 
 Sound: Excellent 
  Track Listing:  
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra       01:18
02 C. C. Rider       03:21
03 I Got A Woman / Amen       03:09
04 Love Me       02:15
05 Steamroller Blues       02:50
06 You Gave Me A Mountain       03:16
07 Blue Suede Shoes       01:05
08 Medley *       02:37
09 Love Me Tender       01:40
10 Fever       03:14
11 Bridge Over Troubled Water       04:27
12 Suspicious Minds       04:13
13 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra       02:29
14 Release Me       02:00
15 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel       01:49
16 An American Trilogy       03:59
17 A Big Hunk O' Love       02:45
18 Heartbreak Hotel       01:40
19 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face       04:04
20 Can't Help Falling In Love       01:36
21 Closing Vamp       00:44
 Concert:  * Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog

Press note:

Rattling Plates, Aces'n'Eights (From „booth tapes“ Vol. 5)
Friday, August 24, 1973 Dinner Show, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV Label: Straight Arrow Special Products SA/SP 2014-24-02

Imagine being a singer, and really putting your heart into a song. At the same time, your audience is having dinner, and some of them plainly don’t give a fuck about you or your singing. They are talking loudly, making noises with their plates, smoking one cigarette after another… Doesn’t sound very enticing, does it?

By 1973, it was clear that Elvis’ Las Vegas shows had a negative effect on the singer. But even at this stage, he was still impressive as a singer and a performer, and especially on those nights where he really turned on the power, there was nobody like him in Vegas -- or anywhere else, for that matter.
The August 24th, 1973 dinner show is unreleased in any form and was sourced from an original, excellent sounding „booth“ tape. What is perhaps most surprising, is that Elvis was still quite focused three weeks into the engagement. In earlier years, the standard had sometimes slipped a bit in the third week, even as early as August ’70! Now he delivers a strong show, with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and ‘Big Hunk O’ Love’ being the show highlights. ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was not a regular during this season up to this point, but he delights the audience with a snappy version of his first million seller. And who knows, at this stage he may well have concluded that he’d found his own ‘Heartbreak Hotel’…

This show was rediscovered recently and we believe that you will agree with us that this is another great find. A real must - not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release!


  Sound Sample:  Fever
  Concert:   The concert was released before on "A Burst Of Fire". See comment there.