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 Title: Las Vegas March 1975 Happening 
 Label: Rock Legends 
  Label Number: RL-CD01-2013 
  Release Date: 2013  
  Recording Type: Live Soundboard Recording  
  Location: Las Vegas  
  Date: March 22 - 1975, Midnight Show  
  Sound: Soundboard !  
  Track Listing:  
01 Joe Guercio's orchestra opening      01:33
02 Voice introduction / Going Back To Memphis Tomorrow       03:04
03 Into The Father's House / Closing      03:03
04 Philadelphia Freedom       03:45
05 Introduction of the Sweet Inspirations / Stevie Is A Wonder / For Once In My Life / You Got It Bad Girl / Superstition / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life / Livin' For The City / All In Love Is Fair / Higher Ground / Closing      07:43
06 Jackie Kahane introduction and Comedy Act       24:02
01 Also Sprach Zarasthustra       01:20
02 C. C. Rider       03:39
03 I Got A Woman / Amen       05:20
04 Love Me       02:15
05 If You Love me (Let Me Know)       02:51
06 And I Love You So       03:24
07 Big Boss Man       02:31
08 It's Midnight       03:01
09 Promised Land       02:50
10 Green Green Gras Of Home       03:40
11 Fairytale       03:16
12 Band Introductions       03:42
13 What'd I Say (featuring James Burton)       00:32
14 Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt)       00:58
15 Bass Solo (by Due Bardwell)       00:48
16 Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin)       00:29
17 Electric Piano Solo (by David Briggs)       00:41
18 Introductions of vocalists and orchestra       00:37
19 Orchestra solo       00:16
20 My Boy       03:40
21 I'll Remember You       02:26
22 Let Me Be There (with reprise)       03:23
23 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel       01:56
24 Hound Dog (with reprise)       01:47
25 I'll Be There (excerpt only) / You're The Reason I'm Living       02:43
26 Can't Help Falling In Love       01:38
27 Closing Vamp       00:54
28 Big Boss Man       02:41
29 My Boy       03:46
30 I'll Remember You       02:26
31 Hound Dog       01:32
32 An American Trilogy       03:57
33 If You Love Me (Let Me Know )       02:48
  Note:  CD1:
Tracks 1-6 recorded in las Vegas on March 19, 1975, Dinner Show
Tracks 2-3 performed by Voice
Tracks 4-5 performed by The Sweet Inspirations
Track 6 performed by Jacky Kahane

Tracks 1-4 recorded in Las Vegas on March 20, 1975, Dinner Show
Tracks 5-27 recorded in Las Vegas on March 22,1975, Midnight Show
Tracks 28-33 are bonus songs and recorded in Las Vegas on March 19, 1975, Midnight show


Press note:
The new Rock Legends label will release a double CD recorded from the soundboard. The Elvis Presley Show was a HAPPENING and first Spring appearance in Sin City since 1956 was no different. The 50s gig was definitely way above in terms of performance, but nonetheless a flop at the time. Wrong place, wrong moment ! Tons of water had flown under the bridge since May 1956, and by 1969 he became and established himself as the King Of Vegas.

March 1975 wasn't a flop although he had health problems, but still came in an excellent mood and rich of new studio material recorded about a week before. He was away from Las Vegas since September 1974, but he opened this Season with some of his new songs ; And I Love You So, Green Green Grass Of Home and Fairytale. T-R-O-U-B-L-E would wait up to his next tour before entering his song list as a regular number, whilst the odd Shake A Hand and Pieces Of My Life were performed a bit later during the July 1975 tour. Some material from the strong December 1973 sessions like Promised Land , It's Midnight and My Boy were incorporated along some unrehearsed moments to his basic program.
The first CD features the nearly complete pre-show, and on the second CD the March 22, 1975 Midnight performance along with some bonus tracks recorded three nights earlier.

The March 22, 1975 MS has been released twice but our source is definitely from an earlier generation. The very short Joe Orchestra introduction before the Also Sprach Zarathustra is not on the aforementioned releases and presence of vocal distortion in Elvis' vocal is rather smooth and less annoying than it was before.

This new digipack double set will be a very limited edition and first intended for the fans who didn't have these recordings, or all the ones wanting the complete happening..

  Sound Sample:    Green Green Gras Of Home
  Concert:   See comments for "A Profile (The King On Stage) Volume 2 " where we also find this show.
Also released on "Back With A Bang"