First release on silver disc.
AudiRec proudly presents: SAHARA TAHOE – a brandnew CD which will be
released February 10, 2017. This time we have decided to release the probably
last “listenable” Lake Tahoe “Summer of 1971” recording from an Elvis show.
Recorded with non-professional equipment by a female fan in the audience - on
July 31st, 1971 at the Dinner Show - it is the first time that this concert is
available on a “real” CD.
Elvis stint at Lake Tahoe's “Sahara Tahoe”-Hotel in the summer of 1971 is
unfortunately not documented that good. But anyhow, what seems to be pretty
clear from the information we found in our research is that Elvis had a really
good time at this first engagement at the (compared to the Las Vegas
International Hotel) smaller venue. Rex Martin's weekly publication for the
worldwide Elvis fan base was still young at that time but already delivered
first hand information from fans who were at the shows at the “Sahara Tahoe”. So
for instance fans were able to read astounding facts like this in Issue's number
24 and 25: “Elvis sang Happy Birthday to a 12-year old girl and gave her a 4-LP
set! He was giving away those gift sets from the stage now and then….” and “On
the closing night there was a line of people the length of the hotel just
waiting for news of CANCELLATIONS! The showroom only holds 1200 but they
squeezed 2000 in that night. They had 3 lines going in. One for Sahara people
(persons staying in the hotel), one for people with reservations for the show,
and one for people who didn't have them.”
It is also interesting to learn from those magazines that beside from the
“usual” set-list these additional songs have been heard by fans at at least one
of the other shows: Treat Me Nice / Old Shep / Sweet Caroline / It's Impossible
/ I Was The One / It's Over / Hawaiian Wedding Song / My Babe / Help Me Make It
Through The Night. Issue number 24 tells us also: “He always opened with That's
All Right Mama but changed the order of most of the rest” and “Elvis wore many
white jumpsuits, plus a black and red outfit. Red jacket with black trim, black
slacks, red shirt, black Onyx ring” and also “He split his pants once and was so
Oh yeah, those good old Lake Tahoe days! Well, we hope your spare time allows
you to sit back, put your headphones on and listen to the Dinner Show at the
“Sahara Tahoe” Hotel from July 31, 1971. It's Lake Tahoe! It's the Sahara Tahoe
Showroom! It's ELVIS! Enjoy!
Please be aware that this new release is limited to 300 copies only! Be sure to
get your copy if you are interested.