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The Vegas Years Vol 1 New Import - Audiophile label

Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:59 am

The new Audiophile release

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESE:IT
Last edited by ForeverElvis on Thu May 11, 2006 9:57 am, edited 5 times in total.

Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:18 am

thanks for the link

Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:41 am

Has anyone else heard this release yet? opinions?

liner notes etc...

Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:54 pm

I quite like the liner notes, layout etc. With above average sound this is one of the better audience recordings available.

Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:35 pm

I've got this one. The sound quality isn't half bad. It starts out w/no 2001...goes right into a pretty energetic rendition of CC Rider.

As Elvis is doing the "wells"... the audience plays along and does them with him. It's a funny moment. Another moment is with "And I Love You So"...the band starts without Elvis and he isn't ready...he's goofing with a girl...after that a good rendition. There are a few other false starts on the cd..."Big Boss Man"..."I don't like it...I'm tired of it"...so he doesn't do it. Instead he goes into "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"....a nice surprise for this period and it sounds good. Other standout moments include "Burning Love"...he remembers the lyrics and puts in a lot of effort. The audience reacts as a result. Fairy Tale is good...I'll Remember You is good...Throwaway "Hound Dog" typical of this period... after that there's a funny moment with an underaged girl in the audience...Elvis refers to her as jailbait. He seems in a good mood...interacting a lot with the audience on this show...taking requests...such as a nice version of "Bridge" ...then two falst starts before "Little Darlin'"...Elvis wants to get it right and instructs the band on how to start it. Next, Elvis introduces Liberace. Then, "Hawaiian Wedding Song"...pretty version of this....then Elvis closes the show with CHFIL...a pretty standard show overall for this period...but enjoyable and worth getting, IMO.

The next few songs from a different date during this period are not quite the same sound quality as the complete show, but definitely listenable and worth hearing....especially a surprisingly good version of "Sweet Caroline."

Enjoy!

Mon May 01, 2006 12:47 pm

Why is this in the Off Topic section?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:53 am

why not? - it is also in the trade centre

Sun May 07, 2006 1:13 am

Why not?

Because it is an Elvis Presley CD we are talking about on an Elvis Presley board. It is not Off Topic and I don't see anyone wanting to trade for it. It should at the very least be in the Review section if not in the All Elvis section.

Sun May 07, 2006 6:44 am

If i put it in the all elvis section i'd get slammed there (as has happened in the past) - there are way too many individuals with different ideas as to what the criteria should be for each category of this message board.
The fact I chose to put it in the off-topic section shouldn't ruin your day.

Mon May 08, 2006 12:43 pm

ForeverElvis wrote:The fact I chose to put it in the off-topic section shouldn't ruin your day.

Well, the whole day sucked and it's all your fault.

Thu May 11, 2006 9:58 am

aim to please