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I'm Leavin'It Up to You

Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:14 am

Hey - experts. Need some help. I've come across what I think might be another version of "I'm Leavin' It Up to You" than what was on the "import" album of the '80 with the same tiale. Can I upload the clip to you and you can give me an opinion? Thanks.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:17 am

This is the Vegas rehearsal -- artifically extended by the bootleggers -- which was taped in Jan '72. Some say Jan '73. There is a version from the 08 Feb '72 MS as well.

DJC

Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:45 am

Hey Doc, is "I'm Leavin' It Up To You" the only song that has surfaced from this rehearsal? And what's the quality like? I have never actually heard it, just read about it.

Keith Richards, Jr.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:02 am

The rehearsel is definintly from Jan. 23 1972. Not long ago its also featured as a bonus on ''No Fooling Around''. The recording is for audience standards, quite good.
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:11 am

Thanks for clearing that up, man. Now I only need to get my paws on that "No Fooling Around" CD...

Keith Richards, Jr.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:14 am

3577 wrote:The rehearsel is definintly from Jan. 23 1973.

Based on what?

DJC

Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:36 am

Based on research.
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:51 am

3577 wrote:Based on research.

Thanks for the unsurprising non-answer.

The Jan '72 date is more likely for this cut unless someone else is kind enough to offer useful information.

DJC

Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:54 am

Other than the import that features this tune, I read somewhere that it was recorded in January 1972 during a rehearsal prior to the opening night show. If I can locate the other source, I'll gladly post it.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:43 pm

I have dated as January 1972...maybe that´s the reason he sang once in February 1972.
I just hope a soundboard exists!

Im Leaving It

Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:20 pm

3577, youre research was a waste of time - its wrong . And as most of the time, Doc is right ! I had a copy on cassette ,back in the early 80s, from the guys who released it on vinyl back then. 1972 it is !

Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:35 pm

Correct, ive miss-typed the year.

''And most of the time, Doc is right''. Is that a new title from an comedy-movie? Must be.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:10 pm

According to the information that I have, the version of "I'm Leavin' it Up to You," that I have is from the midnight show of February 8, 1972.

Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:44 pm

Yes -- I misread your query. The rehearsal was booted on LP in 1980, I don't know if the live cut made it to disc.

DJC

Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:47 pm

I also cant find any proof if the live version has been released on boot. Probably it has on one the thousands of home-made cd-r's.

Re: Im Leaving It

Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:46 am

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:3577, youre research was a waste of time - its wrong . And as most of the time, Doc is right !

Thanks, Ger.

I do what I can.

DJC

ep

Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:29 pm

Leavin It Up To You, is also on the Memory CD--Aztec King.

ep

Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:22 am

Leavin It Up To You, also on the 45rpm white label extended play from Vegas Records Promotion Copy
Side One--I'm Leaving It Up To You--American Trilogy
Side 2----Hound Dog---A Big Hunk Of Love

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:51 pm

can someone tell me more on the source of this research?

Why would Elvis do a stage rehearsal on Sunday?
(which is the 23rd Jan 1972).

Could the stage rehearsal have been a day before the opening show like in August 1974?


I would like to know more on the origin of where the date of the 23rd came from. I've never read that anywhere.
Otherwise it's hard to call it research. So please enlighten me.

Thanks

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:03 pm

Hey Keith Richards Jnr, you can listen to that CD on line if you wish.

Follow this link:CD's 1972

Scroll down the page within a page until you get to the CD's relating to the summer festival and click on the text for "No Foolin' Around"

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:03 pm

Hi Barry,
I also totaly forgot the Memory CD--Aztec King. :wink:

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:28 pm

What a great site you've got there, Steve - thanks for the link!

Keith Richards, Jr.

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:34 pm

Thanks Keith, but that particular section I owe to Ciscoking.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:51 am

if someone had wanted both versions of I'm leavin it up to you, they could have gotten that from site since 2002.
I just had a look at my audio section. I really got to do some work there. Hasn't been updated since 2002. And the geocities page is still around. With trick and all to overcome the external linking.

There are still a few nice concert highlights on my page to be found:
Rainy night in Georgia excerpt as example.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:42 am

merry77 wrote:can someone tell me more on the source of this research?

Why would Elvis do a stage rehearsal on Sunday?
(which is the 23rd Jan 1972).

Could the stage rehearsal have been a day before the opening show like in August 1974?


It's probably not the only rehearsal Elvis held...opening night was Jan. 26, so he probably rehearsed Jan 22-24 or Jan 23-25 allowing for a little rest before the opening night.
I remember hearing on cassette, long before it was out on boot CD, some of the Aug 16 1974 rehearsal. As it was explained to me, someone who worked at the Hilton was cleaning the showroom at about the time elvis would rehearse and they'd leave a tape recorder in one of the seats, runnning.
I don't know if that's true, but it certainly seems plausible given the quality of the 72 rehearsals, and the 1970 True Love Travels rehearsal as well.
The 74 rehearsal sounds way better on CD than I remember it on tape those many years ago. Perhaps the version I had was from the staff's recorder, but RCA was also taping?

Axe