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Amore, Elvis! CD from Straight Arrow

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
August 3, 2012 - 9:21:01 PM
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Straight Arrow is continuing their collector's series of 2 shows from one evening, released in a single package with Amore, Elvis! containing the Saturday, March 29, 1975 Dinner and Midnight Shows, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. Elvis returned to Nevada in very good form when compared to his final shows of 1974. He included several cuts from soon-to-be-released 'Today' album rather than some of his usual oldies. Elvis' shows were shorter than his previous Vegas visit in August and September because he kept banter to a minimum.

On this collection there are worthy performances of 'And I Love You So', 'It's Midnight', 'Big Boss Man', 'Burning Love' and the powerful 'My Boy'. There are also some rarities, like a one-liner of 'Rip It Up', 'Tiger Man' not performed as a medley with 'Mystery Train', and 'Hawaiian Wedding Song' sung exclusively by Sherrill Nielsen.

As fans have come to expect, the tapes are of very good quality, sourced from early generation copies of original audience recorded cassettes recorded by the same fan. The double digipak contains liner notes and is filled with photos from the March-April 1975 engagement. As usual, these recordings have been carefully engineered to be presented in the best possible sound.

Amore, Elvis! CD from Straight Arrow
Amore, Elvis! CD from Straight Arrow.


CD 1 / Saturday, March 29, 1975 Dinner Show:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. I Got A Woman / Amen, 04. Love Me, 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 06. And I Love You So, 07. Big Boss Man, 08. It's Midnight, 09. Burning Love / That's Amore (excerpt), 10. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, 11. What'd I Say (James Burton), 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt), 13. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell), 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin), 15. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs), 16. School Day, 17. My Boy (with 2 false starts), 18. I'll Remember You, 19. When It's My Time (J.D. Sumner & the Stamps), 20. Let Me Be There (with reprise), 21. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Sherrill Nielsen), 22. Hound Dog, 23. Can't Help Falling In Love, 24. Closing Vamp.

D 2 / Saturday, March 29, 1975 Midnight Show:

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 02. C. C. Rider, 03. Rip It Up (one-liner), 04. I Got A Woman / Amen, 05. Love Me, 06. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), 07. And I Love You So, 08. Big Boss Man (with false start), 09. It's Midnight, 10. Burning Love, 11. Introduction of vocalists, musicians, 12. What'd I Say (James Burton), 13. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt), 14. Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell), 15. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin), 16. Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs), 17. School Day, 18. Introduction of Billy Swan / I Can Help (one-liner), 19. My Boy, 20. I'll Remember You, 21. My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Kathy Westmoreland), 22. Let Me Be There (with reprise), 23. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, 24. Tiger Man, 25. Can't Help Falling In Love, 26. Closing.

Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.