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To Live And Die In Dixie

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Title: To Live And Die In Dixie
Label: Straight Arrow
Label Number: SA/SP 2013-15-02
Release Date: 2013
Recording Type: Live Audience  Recording
Location: Las Vegas, Hilton Hotel
Date: February 19 - 1972, Dinner Show & February 19 - 1972, Midnight Show
Sound: Good!
  Track Listing:  
  Dinner Show              
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra     01:03      
02 C. C. Rider     02:56      
03 Proud Mary     02:45      
04 Never Been To Spain     03:38      
05 You Gave Me A Mountain     03:21      
06 Until It's Time For You To Go     03:40      
07 Polk Salad Annie       02:59      
08 Love Me       02:19      
09 All Shook Up       00:58      
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel       01:49      
11 Hound Dog       01:10      
12 A Big Hunk O'Love       02:05      
13 Bridge Over Troubled Water       04:17      
14 Suspicious Minds       05:50      
15 Introductions       01:05      
16 Introduction of LA radio DJ Robert W. Morgan     00:22      
17 An American Trilogy     04:31      
18 Can't Help Falling In Love     01:42      
19 Closing Vamp     00:04      
             
             
  Midnight Show          
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra     01:05  
02 C. C. Rider     03:00  
03 Proud Mary     02:43  
04 Never Been To Spain     03:34  
05 You Gave Me A Mountain     03:18  
06 Until It's Time For You To Go     03:40  
07 Polk Salad Annie     02:54  
08 Love Me     01:36  
09 All Shook Up     00:59  
10 Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel     01:51  
11 Hound Dog     01:34  
12 A Big Hunk O'Love     02:01  
13 Bridge Over Troubled Water     04:15  
14 Suspicious Minds     05:14  
15 Introductions     01:15  
16 Introduction of actor Chill Wills     00:15  
17 An American Trilogy     04:56  
18 Can't Help Falling In Love     01:43  
19 Closing Vamp     00:16  
20 I'm Leaving It All Up To You (February 10 - 1972, MS)     01:26  
     
 
Notes: Press note:
The new Straight Arrow's double-digipak release "TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE", featuring the February 19, 1972 Dinner and Midnight performances.

This 6th Las Vegas season has been somewhat overlooked by bootleggers, mainly due to the below-par sound quality of the audience recorded tapes available. The last few years, the Straight Arrow team has been looking for good sounding amateur recordings from this particular season, and we are pleased to announced that we finally succeeded in locating two very good tapes obtained directly from the person who recorded them.

Most of the fans know that this is the engagement where Priscilla told Elvis that she was leaving him. Very little else seems to stand out for the casual observer. In many ways that's a pity, because this engagement is crucial on a number of levels. Firstly, because it represented a return to form. The early '72 Vegas shows surprised both the critics and fans because of Elvis' serious commitment to his music and his no-nonsense delivery.

These shows marked also the first time that he performed the now-legendary "Theme 2001" / "C. C. Rider" opening, plus he also introduces various new songs to the show that are now widely considered as his finest show additions from the 70s, including "A Big Hunk O‘Love", "You Gave Me A Mountain", "Never Been To Spain", "I’ll Remember You" and "An American Trilogy". Actually, the best-ever versions of "Trilogy" are from this engagement!

As a bonus, we added the only known live-performance of "I'm Leaving It All Up To You" from the February 10th, 1972 Midnight show.

Both shows are strong and focused and they give the listener a good impression of Elvis' renewed interest in his music and his stage performances. These concerts are previously unreleased and they are presented in their complete form and in the best possible sound quality.

 

 
Sound Sample: Hound Dog (Dinner Show)

A Big Hunk O' Love (Midnight Show)

 
Concert: Both concerts offer good and solid entertainment with appealing set lists. Elvis and band were in high spirits and the crowd surely had a great time. Well done, Elvis ! (Ciscoking)