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Christmas Lights On A Friday Night

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  Title: Christmas Lights On A Friday Night 
 Label: Straight Arrow 
 Label Number: SA/SP 2012-08-02 
  Release Date:  2012
  Location:  Las Vegas, Hilton Hotel
  Date:  CD 1: Friday, December 3 . 1976, Dinner Show
CD 1: Friday, December 3 . 1976, Midnight Show
  Sound: very good / good
 
      
 Track Listing:  
  CD 1 - Dinner Show        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:08
02 C. C. Rider   05:02
03 Got A Woman / Amen   06:49
04 Love Me   03:09
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   02:57
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   04:46
07 It's Now Or Never   03:04
08 One Night   02:23
09 All Shook Up   01:00
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel   02:10
11 And I Love You So   03:22
12 Fever   02:46
13 Polk Salad Annie   03:44
14 Introduction of vocalists, musicians   02:46
15 Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)   01:02
16 What'd I Say (James Burton)   00:46
17 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)   01:25
18 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)   01:36
19 Piano Solo (Tony Brown)   01:06
20 Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (David Briggs)   00:57
21 Love Letters   02:47
22 School Days (Joe Guercio Orchestra)     01:07
23 Hurt   02:07
24 Hound Dog   02:51
25 Blue Christmas   01:54
26 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:42
27 Closing Vamp   00:58
           
  CD 2        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:07
02 C. C. Rider   05:00
03 I Got A Woman / Amen   06:33
04 Love Me   02:44
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)   03:00
06 You Gave Me A Mountain   03:44
07 Jailhouse Rock   01:37
08 Intstrumental Intermezzo   00:50
09 It's Now Or Never   02:47
10 Bridge Over Troubled Water   04:57
11 Tryin' To Get To You   02:14
12 Blue Suede Shoes   01:15
13 And I Love You So   03:48
14 Softly As I Leave You   03:02
15 America the Beautiful   02:21
16 Introduction of vocalists, musicians   03:28
17 Early Morning Rain (John Wilkinson)   01:03
18 What'd I Say (James Burton)   00:49
19 Johnny B. Goode (James Burton)   00:54
20 Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt)   01:52
21 Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff)   01:33
22 Piano Solo (Tony Brown)   01:13
23 Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (David Briggs)   01:18
24 Love Letters (with false start)   03:39
25 School Days   01:10
26 School Days (reprise)   00:54
27 Hurt   02:04
28 Hound Dog   02:23
29 How Great Thou Art (with false start)   03:27
30 Can't Help Falling In Love   01:41
31 Closing Vamp   00:47
         
 
Notes 

Digipak release.

Press note:
As the final month of 1976 rolled around, Elvis arrived in Las Vegas for what would be his 15th and final visit as a performer, playing 15 concerts to some very mixed press reviews. By all accounts, health and weight issues had unfortunately contributed to a lowering of the very high standards Elvis had once embraced as a live artist. Still, the fans always came, and sometimes Presley showed more than a hint of the magic that made him the greatest singer of all.

On this collection are the second and third appearances of the ten-day stand, and Elvis is in quite good form, including seasonal favorite "Blue Christmas" along with favorites like "Tryin' To Get To You", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "America the Beautiful" and the powerhouse gospel of "How Great Thou Art". As always, his rendition of "Hurt" is thrills both audiences. It was a Friday night to for any fan to savor throughout the holiday season. As fans have come to expect, the recordings are of very good audio quality, sourced from original master tapes recorded by British super-fan "Gemini.” The double digipak is filled with liner notes and photos from both shows that December 3rd. Again, these recordings have been carefully engineered to be presented in the best possible sound.  

    
Sound Sample  Polk Salad Annie (Dinner Show)

Bridge Over Troubled Water (Midnight Show)
    
Concert:  The Dinner Show has been released before on "Now - Or Never!". See comments there.

The Mídnight Show debuts here on silver disc. The latter is even the better one of these very fine concerts. Pity that the sound is not as good as on the DS which even has some nice stereo effect. Anyway, a great package and  welcome addition to any collection. (Ciscoking)