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The Request Box Shows

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Title: The Request Box Shows
Label: Bilko
Label Number: CD 1594
Release Date: 1990
Recording Type: Live Audience Recording
Location: Las Vegas , Nevada
Date: August 19 / 20 - 1975
Sound: Very Good !
 Track Listing: 
01See See Rider   03:25
02Bathroom Story (Dialogue)   01:28
03Blue Suede Shoes   01:06
04Young And Beautiful   02:07
05Are You Lonesome Tonight?   03:34
06If You Love Me   04:00
07Softly As I Leave You   01:51
08It's Now Or Never   02:27
09Polk Salad Annie   03:38
10Righteous Brothers Introduction / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin (1 line only)    01:06
11My Boy   03:51
12And I Love You So (with 2 false starts)   03:52
13Green Green Grass Of Home   03:39
14Fairytale   03:02
15T-R-O-U-B-L-E   03:35
16Why Me Lord   02:38
17Until It's Time For You To Go   03:18
18Burning Love   03:23
19Can't Help Falling In Love   01:55
     
 
Notes:

Tracks 1 - 12 are from August 19 - 1975 , Midnight show !
Tracks 13 - 22 are from August 20 - 1975 , Dinner show !

Elvis had a request box placed in the hobby of the hotel for fan song requests. During these performances he dipped into the box and sang whatever song came out. This is the only time he used a request box for a performance.

Elvis cancelled the remaining Las Vegas shows after his August 20 show at the recommendation of his physician due to exhaustion !

The "Bathroom Speech" is a funny story Elvis tells about going to the bathroom.
"Young And Beautiful" is an audience request !
"Blue Suede Shoes" replaced the standard "I Got A Woman / Amen" medley , which is highly unusual !
"My Boy" and T-R-O-U-B-L-E are excellent versions !
"Until It's Time For You To Go" was a rare setlist inclusion !

While the material on this release is audience recorded , it is an excellent tape and in fact better than some soundboard releases floating around. This is a great CD with many standout performances , don't let it's non-soundboard source dissuade you from hunting it down.

 

Concert: The complete August 19 - 1975 , Dinner show can be found on the cd "Loving You" !

The complete August 20 - 1975 , Dinner show can be found on the cd "Green Green Grass Of Home" and "By Special Request" !

The complete August 20 - 1975 , Closing show can be found on the cd "Top Acts In Vegas Vol.2" !
Sound Sample: My Boy