The Hillbilly Cat Live
|Title:||The Hillbilly Cat Live|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience|
|Location:||Las Vegas , Nevada|
|Date:||August 23 - 1970, Dinner Show|
|Sound:||Very Good !|
| * All
Shook Up (false start only) / Blue Suede Shoes (with false
start) / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Blue Suede Shoes|
A new CD release by Graceland Records, a digipack with gorgeous photos and liner notes plus technical information. It features one of the best shows from his August Las Vegas engagement, namely the August 23rd, 1970 dinner show, taken from the original unspoiled – a tremendous audience recording! For the first time ever in CD!
This recording was partly released in 1970 on vinyl as "The Hillbilly Cat, Live", but it was a combined version of 2 different shows, August 23rd dinner and 24th Midnight show. The sound quality was great for the time
Rumors were that a professional recording (soundboard) was used. This is not the case; a stereo tape recorder was used directly in front of the center stage. Graceland Records was lucky enough to work with the original audiocassette. These days the possibilities to improve an audience tape are far greater than they were in 1970, so this recording now sounds significantly better than it did on the 1970 vinyl bootleg. Now Finally for the first time ever on CD.
One of the first bootlegs ever, "THE HILLBILLY CAT LIVE" A much sought-after double album from Canada, released back in 1970 with a mix of two shows, edited to create one powerhouse performance.
Now for the first time the complete tape recording of the first of these 2 shows: the August 23rd 1970 dinner show, which was only partly released on the double album and now in full, with only the last part of "Suspicious Minds" & "Can't help falling In Love" repaired with audio from the August 24th midnight show. Due to a little mistake the tape was turned off too fast, but he wrote down the set list.
This show is hilarious, wild and loose: Elvis was in great spirits & the Hollywood cameras were gone. The many false starts indicates that he was fooling around and having a great time doing it.. with probably the craziest intro ever to "Hound Dog", a wild and rocking version. With great renditions of "Tiger Man" "That's all Right" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" All phenomenal performances.
A fantastic and entertaining show where he combines humor and true entertainment. A sparkling show with no weak spots. Elvis was on top of his game ! This is definitively one of the finest performances of this season.
One of the very first bootlegs, first released in 1970: The historic ... The Hillbilly Cat "live"! This was a sought-after double PL from Canada, featuring two 1970 Vegas shows (August 23 DS & August 24 MS) edited together as one powerhouse performance. Many believed it was a soundboard recording, but it was simply a great stereo tape, made from a front, center table. now for the first time on CD. Hear it straight from the original tapes, enhanced using 21st-century techniques. The August 23 DS is the complete tape, which was only partly released on the double album. Only the last part of "Suspicious Minds" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" were missed by the taper, and repaired using the August 24 MS.
This show is hilarious, a wild and loose Elvis was in great spirits, as the Hollywood cameras were gone. Listen for perhaps the most delicious intro ever to "Hound Dog," a wild and rocking version, for sure one of the best of this season. Also hear great renditions of "Tiger Man," "That's All Right" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"! This is a fantastic and entertaining evening, where Elvis combined his unique humor with true entertaining - a sparkling show with no weak spots. No wonder it became one of the first, and most legendary Elvis bootleg LPs!
|Sound Sample:||One Night|
|Concert:||For the first time on silver disc and for the first time almost in its entirety ! Just the end was not recorded completely. The sound is fine throughout, a great improvement to what we had before on LP back in 1970. Elvis is in a hilarious mood and the audience breaks out in laughter more than once. On the other side we get great renditions of Tiger Man, I Just Can't Help Believing, Polk Salad Annie or Bridge Over Troubled Water. A vibrant show full with highlights ! (Ciscoking)|