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Vegas Variety Volume 9

Vegas Variety Volume 9 Vegas Variety Volume 9 Vegas Variety Volume 9

Title: Vegas Variety Vol.9
Label: Rainbow Records
Label Number: RR-19761211-2
Release Date: 2012
Recording Type: Live Audience Recording
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: December 11, 1976, Cocktail Show
Sound: Very Good!
  Track Listing:  
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra     01:14  
02 C. C. Rider   05:26  
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   07:23  
04 Love Me   04:27  
05 You Gave Me A Mountain   04:07  
06 Rip It Up (part)   00:51  
07 O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never   04:18  
08 Blue Suede Shoes   01:21  
09 Help Me (with false start)   03:27  
10 Elvis dedicates 'My Way' to Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu   01:14  
11 My Way   03:56  
12 Introduction of Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu   00:56  
13 Band Introductions 02:38
14 Early Mornin' Rain   01:50  
15 What'd I Say   00:41  
16 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)   01:45  
17 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)   01:04  
18 Piano Solo (Tony Brown)   01:07  
19 Happy Birthday to Tony Brown   01:02  
20 Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs)   00:51  
21 Love Letters   03:26  
22 School Days   01:12  
23 School Days (reprise) 00:59
24 Hurt   02:01  
25 Dialogue   01:52  
26 Hawaiian Wedding Song   02:12  
27 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:43  
28 Closing Vamp   00:31  
Note: Press notes:
Rainbow Records proudly presents Volume 9 of their series “Vegas Variety”, featuring the complete performance of December, 1976 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Nevada.

Rainbow Records is able to deliver the third to last Las Vegas performance Elvis ever did. This time the guys from RR managed to obtain the original cassette tape with a recording from this very evening. The fan who recorded the show in 1976 knew exactly how to do it and used two microphones and a very good recorder – so you can expect to hear the show in really good sound. Probably even listenable for the “I don´t like audience recordings” guys out there, who knows?
Anyhow - it is important for many Elvis-Fans to have just about every show Elvis ever did in their collection. Unfortunately there is no soundboard or professional recording available for every show. But still we are fortunate enough to hear most of the concerts because of the private recordings many fans did when they visited Elvis in Las Vegas and on his many tours. Those recordings might sound a bit rough to some ears but they are what they are: A document of Elvis´ big output of live performances.

As usual a very high quality booklet comes with this release. It has a lot of rare pictures from exactly this show (Dec. 11, 1976 DS) and information covering the magic of Elvis and Las Vegas back in December of 1976 on its 16 pages.

Sample Sound: Blue Suede Shoes
Concert: Both shows from December 11 belonged to the best of this Vegas gig. And the fact that Mr and Mrs. Beaulieu were in the audience surely encouraged Elvis to deliver his best. (Ciscoking)