The King Strikes Back

The Audionics label is proud to come up with a new, comprehensive 10CD project, dedicated to Elvis’ legendary Las Vegas Summer ’74 season. It is called „The King Strikes Back!“ and for the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box! 
As you know, these recordings were released through the years by various bootleg labels and by the official collectors FTD label, too. Nevertheless, many of these original releases are hard to find nowadays, including several already deleted FTD CDs! For some of these recordings we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today's advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.
Each disc is placed in individually designed cardboard sleeve and there is a 16-page booklet, full of high quality August/September 1974 photos (including several rare ones) and reproductions of fan reviews, published in the hard-to-find Rex Martin “Elvis News Service Weekly” magazine, back in 1974. These reviews are special, because they were published shortly after the concerts and those memories are immediate and fresh.

This is the first-ever Audionics comprehensive box. It’s a special set which deserves a place in any serious Elvis collection!

Audionics is planning new CD releases in 2018, and additionally, this label will be releasing several special vinyl projects! So stay tuned!

Contents:
16.08.1974 rehearsal - approx 82 minutes
16.08.1974 rehearsal binaural - approx 58 minutes
19.08.1974 Opening show - approx 60 minutes
20.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 67 minutes
20.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 69 minutes
21.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 67 minutes
22.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 8 minutes
24.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 59 minutes
27.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 16 minutes
28.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 9 minutes
29.08.1974 Dinner show - approx 22 minutes
30.08.1974 Midnight show - approx 85 minutes
02.09.1974 Midnight closing show - approx 91 minutes
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CD1 - 16.08.1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:

01. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1- 02. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 03. Promised Land #1- 04. Promised Land #2 - 05. Down In The Alley #1 - 06. Down In The Alley #2 - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You #1 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. Softly As I Leave You #2 (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 12. I'm Leavin' - 13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 14. Proud Mary - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3- 17. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4. 

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CD2 - 16.08.1974, RCA's Studios, Hollywood, CA, rehearsal:

01. The Twelfth Of Never - 02. Faded Love - 03. Just Pretend.

Binaural rehearsal tracks:

04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #1 (previously unreleased version) - 05. Promised Land -06. Down In The Alley - 07. It's Midnight - 08. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 09. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Proud Mary 13. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 14. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3 - 16. The Twelfth Of Never - 17. Faded Love - 18. Just Pretend.

Bonus:

19. The Twelfth Of Never (1995 original single version) - 20. The Twelfth Of Never (1994 version overdubbed by David Briggs).

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CD3 - 19.08.1974 Opening show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / Big Boss Man - 02. Proud Mary - 03. Down In The Alley - 04. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - 05. Never Been To Spain - 06. It's Midnight - 07. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 08. I'm Leavin' - 09. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 10. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 11. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 12. Love Me Tender - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Introduction of Gunther Gebel-Williams - 16. Promised Land - 17. Introduction of Telly Savalas - 18. My Baby Left Me - 19. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 20. Fever - 21. Hound Dog - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete).

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CD4 - 20.08.1974 Dinner show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Proud Mary - 07. Trying To Get To You - 08. Big Boss Man (incomplete) - 09. Fever - 10. Promised Land - 11. Love Me Tender - 12. All Shook Up - 13. I'm Leavin' - 14. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 15. Hound Dog - 16. You Gave Me A Mountain - 17. Polk Salad Annie - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 20. Why Me Lord - 21. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (incomplete) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song (incomplete) - 23. Let Me Be There - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp.
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CD5 - 20.08.1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Trying To Get To You - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. All Shook Up - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra (incomplete) - 17. Introduction of Freddy Cannon / Higher & Higher (one line) / Introducion of Jackie Wilson - 18. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 19. Why Me Lord - 20. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 21. Heartbreak Hotel - 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 23. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 24. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 25. Can't Help Falling In Love - 26. Closing Vamp.

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CD6 - 21.08.1974 & 22.08.1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):

21.08.1974 Midnight show:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. Dialogue / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) (one line) - 11.  I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Hound Dog - 14. You Gave Me A Mountain - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra / Take These Chains From My Heart (one line) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Why Me Lord - 19. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 20. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 21. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 23. Can't Help Falling In Love - 24. Closing Vamp.

22.08.1974 Midnight show:

25. Suspicious Minds / The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau, excerpt)- 26. Help Me (with Sherrill Nielsen).

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CD7 - 24.08.1974 & 27.08.1974 Midnight shows, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

24.08.1974 Midnight show:

01. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 02. I Got A Woman / Amen - 03. Love Me - 04. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 05. It's Midnight - 06. Big Boss Man - 07. Fever - 08. Love Me Tender - 09. All Shook Up - 10. The Wonder Of You - 11. I'm Leavin' - 12. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 13. Spanish Eyes (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 14. Hound Dog - 15. You Gave Me A Mountain - 16. Polk Salad Annie - 17. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
18. If You Talk In Your Sleep.

27.08.1974 Midnight show:

19. The Wonder Of You - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Monologue / We Shall Overcome (excerpt) - 22. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 23. Monologue  - 24. It's Now Or Never.

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CD8 - 28.8.74 & 29.08.74 Dinner shows & first part of 30.08.1974 Midnight show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV):

28.08.1974 Dinner show:

01. Help Me - 02. My Boy - 03. How Great Thou Art.

29.08.1974 Dinner show:

04. Why Me Lord? - 05. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 06. How Great Thou Art - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 09. Early Morning Rain - 10. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).

30.08.1974 Midnight show:

12. Opening Vamp / C. C Rider - 13. I Got A Woman / Amen - 14. Love Me - 15. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 16. It's Midnight - 17. Big Boss Man - 18. Fever - 19. All Shook Up - 20. Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen) - 21. Hound Dog - 22. An American Trilogy - 23. Introduction of Dean Nichopoulos - 24. Suspicious Minds.

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CD9 – second part of 30.08.1974 Midnight show & first part of 02.09.1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

30.08.1974 Midnight show:

01. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 02. Monologue (about karate) - 03. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 04. Dialogue (about karate) - 05. Introduction of Kang Rhee - 06. Help Me - 07. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 08. How Great Thour Art (with reprise) - 09. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 10. You Gave Me A Mountain - 11. Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp (incomplete).

02.09.1974 Closing show:

12. Microphone Dialogue - 13. I Got a Woman / Amen - 14. Dialogue (about karate) - 15. Until It's Time For You To Go - 16. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 17. It's Midnight - 18. Big Boss Man    - 19. You Gave Me a Mountain.      

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CD10 – second part of 02.09.1974 Closing show, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV:

01. Dialogue (about Priscilla) - 02.Softly As I Leave You (with Sherrill Nielsen)  - 03. Hound Dog - 04. An American Trilogy - 05. It's Now Or Never #1 - 06. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 07. Guitar Solo (James Burton) - 08. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 09. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - 10. Piano Solo (Glen D Hardin) - 11. I Couldn't Live Without You (Voice) - 12. Bringing It Back (Voice) - 13. Aubrey (with Voice) - 14. Introduction of Vikki Carr, Bill Cosby - 15. It's Now Or Never #2 - 16. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 17. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 18. Monologue (about drug rumours) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Dialogue (about jewelry) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Nov 21, 2017 
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hankfnsw (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2017report abuse
Hope the artwork is better than this promo. Don't like the paint line on the right or border.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2017report abuse
looks like a good album if you like elvis live
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2017report abuse
This 'set' is 'absolutely fine & collectable' but ONLY IF you have not got this already (as i have) -which in my case this is a pure money grab!~

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