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Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 pm

I know this is hard to decide and I wanted to be included it here in the Cisco Corner cause there might even be a cdr audience recording you like best. I think we can exclude 1969 cause they all stand out.
I am a great fan of August 1970 and these 2 definitely belongs to my TOP 3..

August 12, 1970 MS

www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/t/ttwiispecial.htm

the best show ever.


August 20, 1970 DS:

www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/import/m ... erbell.htm

Just a very entertaining show with great set list and Elvis having fun on stage.
I love these shows.


February 23, 1970 CS:

www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/import/C ... eb1970.htm

Outstanding from a musical point of view.

I will add 7 more later...you can choose up to 10 shows...if you want.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby xmascarrol » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:46 am

My top 5 would be

August 14th 1970 m/s ( shame MGM didnt record from the front on this or if they did its not been released)
Sept 3rd 1973 closing show . ( yes evone might think Elvis shouldnt been on stage , he was letting off steam and i enjoy this concert very much.)

i was gonna choose 2nd sept 1974 cl/show because of the way Elvis sings the songs but most ppl just talk about the rants and the way he spoke about cilla, but im gonna go for

19th aug74 opening show.

the change songlist is a big hit for me and to hear Elvis sing good time charlie and a new song for me at the time down in the alley was a nice suprise so its a concert that i enjoy goin back too.

22nd march 75 m/s as i have some footage of this elvis just seem to be on good form for the year.
10th dec 75 10pm. first ever Elvis original cd i got so i enjoy this cd plus Elvis sounding in a funny mood with singing CHFIL 2nd song)
he maybe gone but never forgotten.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Rob » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:53 pm

I can't pick a favorite at the moment, but it would probably be something from February 1970.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Mike Eder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:18 pm

Here's them in the order I like them top to bottom
Winter 1970
Summer 1969
Spring 1956
Summer 1970
Winter 1971
Winter 1972
Summer 1972
Summer 1974
Summer 1975
Summer 1971
Spring 1975
Winter 1975
Winter 1974
Summer 1973
Winter 1973
WInter 1976
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:46 pm

could you elaborate it by exact dates .. :smt006
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Mike Eder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:57 pm

Ciscoking wrote:could you elaborate it by exact dates .. :smt006

Not really exactly in some cases. Those are more my general impressions. The shows that pop out are, 8-3-69 8-21-69, 1-26-70 2-23-70, 8-12-70, 2-19-71, 1-26-72, 8-19,1974.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:09 pm

Okay...all mighty good shows.. .8 and 4 of them are OS or CS..

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Mike Eder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:59 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Okay...all mighty good shows.. .8 and 4 of them are OS or CS..

::rocks

I have noticed that the openers and closers are usually among the most interesting on most of his Vegas and Tahoe gigs. At least from what we have they always stick out to me.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:40 pm

I`d like to add December 13, 1975 MS.

A fantastic version of How Great Thou Art. Also fine set list and a wonderful
O Sole Mio by Elvis..a marvellous concert...

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Joern » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:20 am

Maybe I choose other shows on another day, but this belongs to the one that I listen to on a regular basis.

August 23, 1969 MS - No need to reconsider about this one! Great, great show!
August 12, 1970 MS - what a song line-up! Terrific show!
September 4, 1972 - CS - What a show!
December 2, 1975 OS - Different line-up and Elvis in superb voice!
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Yep...4 times, Joern..good shows in any cases..!.... ::rocks
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby elvis63 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:40 am

If I had to pick Vegas shows, I probably would go for those shows that are a little unusual, like a change in the lineup and such. It's been a long time since I reviewed by audience recoding collection, and over the years I have forgotten some exact dates, but off the top of my head I'd say:

8/18/75 OS - I like this entire abbreviated season, both for the song selection and the effort Elvis puts in. This show has a good song selection and it even has a snippet of "Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming" (piano intro only).

9/1/74 DS and MS - These two shows put the CS of 9/2 in better perspective - Elvis was clearly angry on 9/2, but not only on 9/2 - you can get some context for his remarks from these shows.

12/3/76 - Contains a great version of "What Now My Love" - when I first heard it I didn't know what show it was from, so I was shocked to learn it was 76 - great stuff!

12/15/75 - This entire season is superb in my opinion, but I really enjoy this show - some powerful performances, including It's Now or Never.

8/7/72 MS - the first live performance of Steamroller Blues, and Elvis gives it an unusually funky treatment

8/6/73 OS - an unusual opening - a funky 2001, followed by Trouble and Raised on Rock, plus Memphis Tennesse later in the show - pretty cool. Wish there was a good quality release of this.

12/12/76 - the final Vegas show - historic for obvious reasons, but Elvis is in good form and the show is longer than usual.

12/10/75 - a really unusual show, with Can't Help Falling in Love performed second...a sincere version, followed by When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again and (if I recall correctly) a snippet of You Don't Know me...overall a nice, committed show with Elvis enjoying himself.

Those are ones I can think of off the top of my head...I know there are more, but I'll have to relisten to remember!
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:02 pm

"Yes" to all shows you mentioned..all stand out for having some special moments..
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby elvis63 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:07 pm

Ciscoking wrote:"Yes" to all shows you mentioned..all stand out for having some special moments..


Hi Ciscoking,

Since you are working with FTD now (very happy to hear that - loved Another Saturday Night), do you happen to know if there are any good shows (or any shows) available on SB from the August '73 or December '76 Vegas engagements? I know that we have a mediocre SB in "Run On" from 12/7/76, and there are a number of microphone recordings from August of '73, but I was wondering if there were any actual SBs in FTD's possession.

Also, do you think there there is a possibility that FTD would ever release another audience recorded show for engagements where there are no good SBs? I know Ernst said he was planning on releasing something from every Vegas engagement and tour, but I doubt that is possible unless some ARs are released...what do you think?

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:25 pm

I would also prefer a good sounding audience recording where SBs are not available.

But that is all up to Ernst.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby promiseland » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:18 pm

The August 26,1969 Midnight Show would have to be my favorite.
This is Elvis in the best spirits, just having a great time, and at the same time, on the top of his game.
He never seemed happier to be on stage in Vegas, than this show.

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:58 pm

An absolutely powerhouse performance in every sense...just like Viva Las Vegas CD 2.

http://www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/v/vivalasvegas.htm

such a brilliant perfromance.. :smt007
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Johnny2523 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:37 am

Ciscoking wrote:I`d like to add December 13, 1975 MS.

A fantastic version of How Great Thou Art. Also fine set list and a wonderful
O Sole Mio by Elvis..a marvellous concert...

http://www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/i ... beback.htm


i love those version from 1974-1975 where elvis pulls the long ''oh my god'' Sadley it seemed like in 1974 and 1975 the band still couldnt follow elvis on that part.
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Johnny2523 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:43 am

01 - August 3 1969
02 - January 26 1970
03 - February 23 1970
04 - August 12 & 13 1970
05 - February 19 1971
06 - February 23 1971
07 - August 10 1971
08 - January 26 1972
09 - August 6 1973
10 - January 27 1974
11 - September 2 1974
12 - March 22 & 27 1975
13 - December 2 1976
14 - December 12 1976

sorry i picked 16 favourite VEGAS shows
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:40 pm

Besides the choice of August 10, 1971..I fully agree...great shows,
and each of them has its own merits..... ::rocks
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby colonel snow » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:52 am

I hope to hear this one in a better sound.

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby promiseland » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:10 am

Ciscoking wrote:An absolutely powerhouse performance in every sense...just like Viva Las Vegas CD 2.

http://www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/v/vivalasvegas.htm

such a brilliant perfromance.. :smt007

That's one show I don't have but I have heard snippets and it is right up there, I'm still looking to find this CD!
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby Ciscoking » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:07 am

Yep,..absolutely worthwhile...I really like this powerhouse performance... :smt007
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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby rlj4ep » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:25 am

Although I have never heard the show, I understand that February 15, 1973 may have been one of the most courageous performances of Elvis' career. I understand that he was sick with a throat infection of some kind but still tried to perform; left the stange for a bit, returned and closed the show, only to stop the ending to do a few more songs for the audience.

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Re: Your favourite Las Vegas Show(s) by exact date

Postby rlj4ep » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:27 am

A friend played the opening show from August 1975 for me a while back. It really was an enjoyable show. Perhaps not the best when compared to the shows from 69-71, but still very good.

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