Elvis Rocks The Hilton

The Straight Arrow import-label announced the release of the 3-CD 'Elvis Rocks The Hilton'.

From the press release: Monday, August 20th 1973 Midnight, Friday, August 31st1973 Dinner & Sunday, September 2 nd1973 Midnight shows. Between 2007 and 2016 Straight Arrow has released 20 of the so called sound booth recorded concerts. Starting with "Kicking and Rolling" in 2007, "Faded Love" and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" in 2010, we decided to create a miniseries called "From the booth tapes." From 2013 to 2016 we have released 9 volumes, and now the right time has arrived to introduce the volume 10. The August 20th , 1973 Midnight show sound booth recording was first released by the legendary "Fort Baxter" label on "A Profile - The King On Stage Vol. 1" box set in 1995, since then it has been re-released several times but never from the original source and totally complete - until now! The pitch was incorrect on all previous individual releases of this show. 

The August 31st, Dinner & September 2nd 1973, Midnight shows were released (by our own sub-label called "Vegas Strip") in 2008 on "Getting Down The Business" & "High Spirit In Vegas" CDs. The sound of these CDs was speed-corrected by one of our colleagues back then, but unfortunately, the pitch was still not right. For our final release all 3 shows came directly from the RCA tape duplications chromdioxide compact cassettes. You can see the reproductions of individual cassettes on the CD artwork. Please note that the August 31st , Dinner show was mislabeled on the cassette as the August 30th Dinner show. All 3 shows were meticulously pitch-corrected by a professional musician. We were able to edit the missing parts of August 31st Dinner and September 2nd Midnight shows, using another source recorded by our dear friend from the UK.

These tapes were never in circulation and they are of an excellent quality. We have repaired the incomplete "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "How Great Thou Art" from the August 31st, 1973 Dinner show to make it complete. As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe triple digipack with a collection of images taken on and off the stage during Elvis' 1973 Las Vegas Summer season. If you have enjoyed our previous "From the booth tapes" releases, we believe that you will love this one as well. Ask your local audio vendor for trials! The Straight Arrow team is always looking for new, unreleased audience-taped shows and for improved versions of already released recordings. If you have such tapes, even damaged or broken, do not hesitate to contact us through your local vendor. 

Tracklist:

CD1 - Monday, August 20th 1973 Midnight Show 01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. C. C. Rider - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Love Me - 06. Steamroller Blues - 07. You Gave Me A Mountain - 08. Trouble - 09. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog - 10. Love Me Tender - 11. Fever - 12. What Now My Love - 13. Suspicious Minds - 14. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 15. Introduction of Bob Hope - 16. My Boy - 17. Release Me - 18. An American Trilogy - 19. Mystery Train /Tiger Man - 20. Help Me Make It Through The Night - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements. 

CD2 - Friday, August 31st 1973 Dinner Show 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Trouble - 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly /Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Introduction of Charlton Heston & Lisa Marie Presley - 15. My Boy - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. A Big Hunk Of Love - 19. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 20. How Great Thou Art - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp. 

CD3 - Sunday, September 2nd 1973 Midnight Show 01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen -04. Love Me - 05. Steamroller Blues - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Trouble - 08. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Hound Dog - 09. Love Me Tender - 10. Fever - 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise) - 12. Suspicious Minds - 13. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 14. Introduction of Hugh O'Brian, Marty Allen & Vernon Presley - 15. My Boy - 16. I Can't Stop Loving You (with false start) - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 19. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 20. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.

Source: elv75 / Updated: Aug 13, 2020 
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Reactions

Psilopechtris (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2020report abuse
Well said Boxcar, like I said on another post: Now, we have to become sound engineers to appreciate an Elvis release!
Elvis fans are taken for a nice ride and I don't mean around the block!
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2020report abuse
This sounds like 'We do have nothing but we make a 3 CD set out of it". I don't get it: The main selling-point is the 'pitch controll' now? They released that stuff on their own sub-label before and now they corrected the mess they made and re-sell the stuff? I mean, when they messed up they can offer me a free correction-disc (like FTD). This is so insane that I really think I misunderstood the press-release. Will we now get an expert's pitch-control-certificate with that? Is this really a SA release?
wildfishie (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2020report abuse
Elvis: "Well, I have to change my set list for each and every concert because one day people will buy these recordings and I cannot let them get bored." :-|
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2020report abuse
You listen to Elvis live in person 1 to 2 times and that's enough for me; after that he becomes redundant as hell, especially in doing his 1950's songs at 90 miles an hour!
Psilopechtris (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2020report abuse
Always good stuff indeed, this a label responds to the real fans!!!
FTD should actually take some lessons from this label.
Bob Finkel (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2020report abuse
A must have for me too. One of the best maybe the best Label. Vol.1 to Vol.9 are really excellent. Always good stuff.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2020report abuse
A must have for me. This label is superb in releasing constantly good stuff.

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