FTD - Elvis: Holiday Season In Vegas - Hilton Hotel '75 - 2 CD Set

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Elvis: Holiday Season In Vegas (Hilton Hotel '75) is a 2-CD set release on the FTD label in the 5 "format.

CD 1 contains the midnight show of December 13, 1975. Because in August of 1975 Elvis had to cancel most of his appearances at the Hilton due to illness, the colonel had scheduled a new season in December. This has always been a very quiet month in Las Vegas for visitors. But not for Elvis, of course. Every show was a sold out. This December 13 Elvis performed an excellent show. Elvis in very good mood, performed a very varied show. No long monologues, but clearly enjoying it. Highlights include And I Love You So, Help Me Make It Trough The Night, Just Pretend (yes, in December 1975!), A steamy Polk Salad Annie (4.38 min!). A band introduction with enough time for all, but not too long, followed by a fantastic Schooldays. Because the parents of Tony, the guitarist of the orchestra, are present, Elvis asks Joe Guercio to play the last part of Schooldays again, where Tony goes crazy. Awesome! Furthermore, a great version of Burning Love. Pay special attention to The Sweets' contribution here. This is pure soul, and it sounds great! Great version Elvis!! At the end of track 15, Elvis sings some lines of Welcome To My World. Very unique. This would be the only time Elvis sang this song outside the two Aloha shows. Also a sublime version of Softly, As I Leave You. Top is also the Italian version O Solo Mio, after It's Now Or never. Another absolute vocal highlight is How Great Thou Art. Unfortunately, the sound quality of this song is somewhat less. 

CD 2 has the first part of recordings from June 30, 1974, and the second part of recordings, just like CD 1, December 1975. More specifically from December 6, dinner and midnight show. CD 1 easily beats CD 2.

But if you like the mid-seventies Elvis, let this set be a very good choice. For CD 1 alone. A really good show, with the intimacy of the Hilton. By the way, the song America on CD 1 catches you so strongly that you would get ready to wave the USA flag on the street. Top!


Disc 1

Las Vegas, Midnight Show - December 13, 1975

1. CC Rider 4:21

2. I Got A Woman / Amen 7:01

3. Love Me 3:13

4. Trying To Get To You 2:08

5. And I Love You So 3:31

6. All Shook Up 0:59

7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 3:01

8. You Gave Me A Mountain 3:27

9. Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:37

10. Polk Salad Annie 4:38

11. Introductions 10:35

12. Just Pretend 3:51

13. How Great Thou Art 4:44

14. Burning Love 3:28

15. Hound Dog 1:58

16. Softly, As I Leave You 3:02

America 2:25

18. It's Now Or Never 2:28

19. O Solo Mio 1:04

20. Little Darlin '2:02

21. Little Sister 2:48

22. Can't Help Falling In Love 1:56



Disc 2

Omaha, June 30, 1974, Las Vegas, December 6, 1975

1. CC Rider 3:16

2. I Got A Woman / Amen 5:29

3. Love Me 3:25

4. Fairytale 3:32

5. Instrumental 0:30

6. And I Love You So 4:29

7. Trying To Get To You 2:02

8. All Shook Up 1:00

9. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 2:37

10. One Night 2:05

11. Polk Salad Annie 4:16

12. Introductions 9:12

13. Just Pretend 3:50

14. How Great Thou Art 4:34

15. Burning Love 3:30

16. Softly, As I Leave You 1:46

America 2:25

18. Can't Help Falling In Love 1:20 (last bars missing)


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