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Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues

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  Title: Walkin' Talkin' Glitz City Blues  
  Label: Straight Arrow  
  Label Number: SA/SP 2014-21-02  
  Release Date: 2014  
  Recording Type: Live Audience Recording  
  Location: Las Vegas  
  Date: August 23, 1972 - Dinner Show  
  Sound: Very Good  
      
 Track Listing:  
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra   01:13
02 C. C. Rider   02:57
03 Johnny B. Goode   01:44
04 Until It's Time For You To Go   02:36
05 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me   02:06
06 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling   04:50
07 Polk Salad Annie   03:19
08 Instrumental Intermezzo / Monologue   02:03
09 What Now My Love   03:15
10 Fever   03:02
11 Love Me   01:36
12 Blue Suede Shoes   01:07
13 Heartbreak Hotel   01:57
14 Little Sister / Get Back   01:58
15 All Shook Up   01:04
16 Love Me Tender   02:12
17 Hound Dog   01:55
18 I'll Remember You   03:04
19 Walk That Lonesome Road (J. D. Sumner and The Stamps)   03:08
20 Suspicious Minds   04:52
21 Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra   01:10
22 Introduction of journalist / reviewer Joe Delaney   00:31
23 My Way*   03:49
24 A Big Hunk O' Love**   02:06
25 Mystery Train*** / Tiger Man**   02:23
26 Can't Help Falling In Love**   01:44
27 Closing Vamp**   00:38
         
 
  Notes:  * spliced with August 23, 1972 MS version
** recorded on August 23, 1972 MS
*** spliced with August 22, 1972 MS version

Press note:
The new Straight Arrow CD release titled "WALKIN‘ TALKIN‘ GLITZ CITY BLUES", featuring the August 23rd, 1972 Dinner show. It is taken from an original mono audience recording in remarkably good sound. Yes, we used the original actual cassette that was used to record this concert in the first place, and we were able to improve the sound-quality noticeably.

It’s unlikely that anyone who saw Elvis Presley on stage during the Summer ’72 engagement came away disappointed. Presley looked fabulous: he had a nice tan, he was slim, and both the jumpsuit and the jacket / pants combinations that he was experimenting with looked rather good on him. His shows that season were tight and highly professional, and truly offered something for everybody. The setlist was largely based on the MSG one, with new additions like ‘What Now My Love’ and ‘My Way’ adding extra spice to the show. The dinner show from August 23rd, 1972 is a topnotch performance. He’s right in the middle of the engagement, with still about two weeks left, but he delivers the goods and puts his soul especially into the power ballads. It’s not unlikely that he may have wanted to impress journalist Joe Delaney, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun and an old friend of the Colonel’s, who was in the audience that night.
It should be noted that the August 23, 1972 Dinner show is completely new, even for die-hard Elvis fans. This concert has never been in circulation in any form. Unfortunately the tape ran out before the finale of „My Way“. The producers decided to use (great sounding) original tapes of the August 22nd, 1972 M/S and the August 23rd, 1972 M/S from their vaults, to fill out the missing part.

This release is presented in Straight Arrow‘s traditional deluxe digipack, designed by one of the best graphic artists in the Elvis world, rare photos from this engagement (he actually wore the blue swirl at this show) as well as intelligent liner-notes that give you the low-down on this show. No need for us to toot our own horn really, since you all know it by now: Straight Arrow delivers.

 

 
  Sound Sample:  What Now My Love
 
       
  Concert:  An excellent show with appealing song line-up. Elvis and band are in high spirits and the crowd surely had a happy hour in the showroom. I am sure you will be having one, too when you are listening to this fine concert. The sound is very good throughout. (Ciscoking)