One Week In August 1972 Double CD from Rock Legends
June 20, 2015 - 5:04:27 PM
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The line-up songs of the opening night gave a very different and dynamic performance with 'A Big Hunk 'O Love' as the second number followed by 'Never Been To Spain'. 'Mystery Train' / 'Tiger Man' took the spot of 'Polk Salad Annie' that night (not performed) and the medley part of the show was of great quality and sung with sincerity. His two new ballads were also added and 'My Babe' made a comeback into the show replacing 'Suspicious Minds', but unfortunately only for his opening show. 'An American Trilogy was the show stopper of this season and often performed before the closing number.
A week later at the August 12, 1972 M.S. was still in control and has changed a bit the line up and went back to what would become his standard, however since his opening he added some songs performed that year like 'For The Good Times' and 'Until It's Time For You To Go', a few others just made it back into the show ; 'Polk Salad Annie', 'Suspicious Minds', 'I Got A Woman' / 'Amen' and 'Proud Mary'. This second CD features a show of excellent quality and recorded from the soundboard.
Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week of August 1972 in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.
CD #1 August 4, 1972 O.S. (Audience recording)
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3 -A Big Hunk 'O Love 4- Never Been To Spain 5- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 6- Love Me Tender 7- Mystery Train / Tiger Man 8- What Now My Love ** 9- Love Me 10- Little Sister / Get Back 11- Blue Suede Shoes 12- The Wonder Of You * 13- One Night 14- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 15- Hound Dog 16 My Way ** 17 - My Babe 18- An American Trilogy * 19- Elvis introduces Sammy Davis Jr. 20- Can't Help Falling In Love / closing vamp.
Bonus tracks :
21- Polk Salad Annie 22- What Now My Love 23- Fever ** 24- A Big Hunk 'O Love 25- Suspicious Minds.
CD #2 August 12, 1972 M.S. (Soundboard recording)
1- Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra 2- C.C. Rider 3- I Got A Woman / Amen 4- Proud Mary 5- Never Been To Spain 6- Until It's Time For You To Go 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 8- Polk Salad Annie 9- What Now My Love (with false start) 10- Fever 11- Love Me 12- Blue Suede Shoes 13- One Night 14- All Shook Up 15- (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 16 - Heartbreak Hotel 17- Hound Dog 18- For The Good Times 19- Suspicious Minds 20- Band introductions 21- My Way 22- An American Trilogy 23- A Big Hunk 'O Love 24 -Tiger Man (opening only) 25- Can't Help Falling In Love 26- Closing vamp.
Tracks 23-26 recorded on August 11, 1972 dinner show.
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