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red hot in vegas

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:43 pm

just received this new cd. The sound's impressive, quite similar to a profile vol 1 cd 1, although not in stereo. GREAT WORK. Great balance and mix, 0 distortion, and a great show.

If you want a representative cd from august 72 the show to have is STILL at full blast, as summer festival and i'll remember you sound so bad (specially rmemeber you) when compared to full blast that even red hot surprass them (even being an audience). Blazing into the darkness is recomended too.

F. baxter: re-release full blast with a proper artwork and reworked sound. Will be a winner and a surprise to those that couldn't get it 10 years ago.

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:52 pm

Awesome, thanks for the review!

JEFF d
EAP fan

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:00 pm

"Take these chains away that keep me loving you"

JEFF D, If you`r talking about Elvis I suppose you don`t really mean that!

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:05 pm

elvisa wrote:"Take these chains away that keep me loving you"

JEFF D, If you`r talking about Elvis I suppose you don`t really mean that!


haha.... no it's not for Elvis, I was just listening to this song one night and couldn't get that line out of my head.

JEFF d
EAP fan

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:07 pm

OK I just wondered,Who is that song by?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:17 pm

elvisa wrote:OK I just wondered,Who is that song by?


It's originally done by Olivia Newton John.

JEFF d
EAP fan

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:56 pm

OK, thanks, the lyrics sounds facinating I`ll go looking for it :D
Is it the title on the song?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:01 pm

It is an old Ger Rijff favourite :lol:

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:13 pm

elvisa wrote:OK, thanks, the lyrics sounds facinating I`ll go looking for it :D
Is it the title on the song?


The song is "If You Love Me(let me know)".

JEFF d
EAP fan

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:01 am

Red Hot is really "sh*t hot" as BigRed mentioned already on another thread. And it's true, the sound quality on this one is really what they call "soundboard-like". It is more like from a bad soundboard though, but it does sond like a soundboard.

It's a shame that one of the multiple tapes that were used to record this show seems to have run out just a few songs before the show was over. But still, the guys who recorded this have done tremendous work if you consider what it meant to synchronize two or more tapes back in '72.

The show is really cool! Everything else than standard 1972! I was really surprised to hear "Johnny B. Goode" as the second song between See See Rider and Proud Mary. And my personal highlight: A great version of "Little Sister / Get Back" just like in 1970!

This CD is really a winner (for an audience recording).

Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:16 am

:lol: Playing RED HOT right now and it's an impressive 'audience' sounding release! very, CLEAR and easy to listen too with all of Elvis easy to understand and CLEAR! 16 page booklet is a VERY tastefully put together booklet with page 16 featuring the back of the Hilton showroom summer menu from that season! for an 'audience' source a VERY listenable(MY WAY being a great example with Elvis, piano, violin and Orchestra so CLEAR to listen too! and such a classy packaged release from 'STRAIGHT ARROW'-nice!!! :lol:

Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:38 am

JEFF d wrote: The song is "If You Love Me(let me know)".

ME :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: , the lyrics just didn`t ring a bell, and I`ve been listening to that song I don`t know how many times......... :roll:

Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:15 pm

YDKM wrote:(MY WAY being a great example with Elvis, piano, violin and Orchestra so CLEAR to listen too!


Agreed, My Way is outstanding on this Cd - my favourite "early" version now :)

Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:55 am

This show has been available on two different CD-Rs. This recording comes from an early generation copy of the original audience recorded master tape, and the sound quality is VG+ for an amateur recording.

Close to soundboard - featuring Elvis' midnight show in Las Vegas on August 23, 1972.

Red Hot In Vegas

Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:40 pm

A review for this release is now showing under Latest Import Review.

I would like to point out that the skip button was not used at any time during the compilation of this review. Indeed this reviewer actually listened to this release ALL the way through.....no half measures here.

You're spoiled on this site really!
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:07 pm

Thanks for the review Mike S. very good! :D

JEFF d
EAP fan

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:54 pm

Thank you JEFF d.

I hope it answered all your questions.

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:20 am

Mike S wrote:Thank you JEFF d.

I hope it answered all your questions.


Yes it did. :D I enjoy reading your reviews, they are always very fair and decent.

JEFF d
EAP fan

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 am

Great review Mike S spot on the money frus75 great comments too! :roll: :wink: :D

Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:31 am

Thanks YDKM. I'm grateful for your comments.

At least I know that two members of this board have read it. It's always interesting to know who reads them.

Re: Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:20 am

Mike S wrote:Thanks YDKM. I'm grateful for your comments.

At least I know that two members of this board have read it. It's always interesting to know who reads them.


I always try to read your reviews Mike, they're very much appreciated by many of us here!

Re: Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:58 pm

Mike S wrote:A review for this release is now showing under Latest Import Review.

And a good review it is.

I was somewhat let down by the sound of this CD. While it is a very good audience recording, it is nowhere near soundboard quality as reported before it was released. The August 20, 1973 Vegas show released by Fort Baxter was near soundboard quality.

That being said, it is an excellent audience recording and a worthwhile addition to my (or any) collection.

Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:59 pm

Joe Car wrote:
I always try to read your reviews

Try to read??? Do they really require a determined effort?

I'm only kidding Joe. Whilst there's an audience I guess I'll go on writing them.

Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:12 pm

Rob wrote:
I was somewhat let down by the sound of this CD. While it is a very good audience recording, it is nowhere near soundboard quality as reported before it was released. The August 20, 1973 Vegas show released by Fort Baxter was near soundboard quality.


I agree. It is also a little harsh at higher volumes.

Trouble is our expectations were raised prematurely...nevertheless it's still well above average.

Thanks for reading the review Rob.

Re: Red Hot In Vegas

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:44 pm

Rob wrote:While it is a very good audience recording, it is nowhere near soundboard quality as reported before it was released. The August 20, 1973 Vegas show released by Fort Baxter was near soundboard quality.


Yes this is not one of the REALLY good ones.