From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road 4LP + 4CD Box Set


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
August 18, 2019

August 1974 is a remarkable period in Elvis' career. A new Vegas engagement was ahead of him and Elvis and his loyal musicians had plans for a new and refreshing show, which they were going to perform for a two week period. Probably to avoid getting bored from doing the same year in and year out, they went to rehearse some new songs to create the new setlist.

Fortunately, the rehearsal from August 16 was recorded on a 2 track cassette deck and is presented here in its ultimate form. Originally released way back in 1995 it was time for an update. Although the rehearsal and the show have been re-released by several other labels, they were simply badly remastered copies of the original release. Sometimes even being incomplete and sounding very 'thin' due to the high level of noise reduction and compression. An exception must be made for some tracks in original binaural sound that were released some years back. The original master tape has been recorded in binaural but quality-wise it left a lot to desire. In 1995 a straight copy of the master tape was used to create a more balanced mix of this remarkable recording. For this re-release an early 'work in progress' version is used which contains less reverb than the version originally released. The recording has been painstakingly restored, resulting in what we believe to be the ultimate sounding and most complete outing of this remarkable rehearsal and the show.

Following the rehearsal, we present the opening night show of the engagement rehearsed for.

During the opening night Also Sprach Zarathustra and See See Rider were replaced by Big Boss Man and were followed by Proud Mary and Down In The Alley. Most likely the audience was very surprised by the new setlist. Remarkably enough the next night the show went back to (pretty much) normal. Songs like Down In The Alley, Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, Never Been To Spain and My Baby Left Me were not played again during this engagement. So without any doubt the opening night concert is one of his most unique shows. The reason for the abrupt ending of the new refreshing setlist can only be guessed, but most likely Elvis fell out of his comfort zone and the audience was more pleased with the good old I Got A Woman and All Shook Up. Some of the rehearsed songs did survive during this two-week engagement. For example It's Midnight & If You Talk In Your Sleep & I'm Leavin' became regular performed songs during these two weeks.
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From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road
DAE LP 006/7
4LP + 4CD Set.

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From Sunset Boulevard To Paradise Road

August 16 1974 Rehearsal Pt. 1
RCA Studios Hollywood/california

CD 1

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2
03 Promised Land
04 Promised Land #2
05 Down In The Alley
06 Down In The Alley #2
07 It's Midnight
08 It's Midnight #2
09 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
10 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
11 Softly As I Leave You
12 Softly As I Leave You #2

CD 2

August 16 1974 Rehearsal Pt. 2
RCA Studios / Hollywood, California

01 I'm Leavin'
02 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
03 Proud Mary
04 If You Talk In Your Sleep
05 If You Love Me Let Me Know #3
06 If You Love Me Let Me Know #4
07 The Twelfth Of Never
08 Faded Love
09 Just Pretend

CD 3

Live August 19 1974

Opening Show
Las Vegas Hilton / Las Vegas, Nv

01 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
10 Softly As I Leave You
11 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
12 Love Me Tender
13 Polk Salad Annie
14 Introductions
15 Promised Land
16 Introduction Of Telly Savalas
17 My Baby Left Me
18 Bridge Over Troubled Water
19 Fever
20 Hound Dog
21 Can't HeLP Falling In Love (Incomplete)

CD 4

August 16 1974 Rehearsal In Binaural Stereo

RCA Studios / Hollywood, California

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2 **
02 Promised Land #1
03 Down In The Alley
04 Down In The Alley #2
05 It's Midnight #2
06 Your Love's Been A Long Lime Coming **
07 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
08 Softly As I Leave You #1
09 I'm Leavin' **
10 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
11 Proud Mary
12 If You Talk In Your Sleep
13 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3
14 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #4
15 Twelfth Of Never
16 Faded Love
17 Just Pretend
18 Twelfth Of Never (Official Released Version)
19 Twelfth Of Never (David Briggs Overdub)
**technical Issues

Vinyl Side 1

01 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #2
03 Promised Land
04 Promised Land #2
05 Down In The Alley
06 Down In The Alley #2
07 It's Midnight

Vinyl Side 2

01 It's Midnight #2
02 Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
03 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
04 Softly As I Leave You
05 Softly As I Leave You #2
06 I'm Leavin'

Vinyl Side 3

01 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
02 Proud Mary
03 If You Talk In Your Sleep
04 If You Love Me Let Me Know #3

Vinyl Side 4

01 If You Love Me Let Me Know #4
02 The Twelfth Of Never
03 Faded Love
04 Just Pretend

Vinyl Side 5

01 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

Vinyl Side 6

01 I'm Leavin'
02 Let Me Be There
03 Softly As I Leave You
04 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
05 Love Me Tender
06 Polk Salad Annie

Vinyl Side 7

01 Introductions
02 Promised Land
03 Introduction Of Telly Savalas
04 My Baby Left Me
05 Bridge Over Troubled Water
06 Fever
07 Hound Dog
08 Can't HeLP Falling In Love (Incomplete)

Vinyl Side 8

01 Twelfth Of Never (David Briggs Overdub)

Bonus Binaural Tracks

02 Promised Land #1
03 It's Midnight #2
04 Proud Mary
05 If You Talk In Your Sleep
06 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) #3
07 Faded Love

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