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Elvis : One Night In Vegas FTD CD [Stereo] : Elvis Presley FTD CD

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StereoFTD (Follow That Dream), Sony Music's Official Elvis Presley Collectors Label. One Night In Vegas contains the August 10 opening concert. This is Elvis at his very best. It is not easy to find suitable words for this concert. It simply is Elvis at his very best! And that says about everything!

One Night In Vegas contains the August 10 opening concert. Several of the songs performed are first (live) versions: 'The Next Step Is Love', 'I Just Can't Help Believing', 'Something', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', 'I've Lost You', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Patch It Up'. An impressive list! The sound quality is as to be expected, marvelous.

Elvis Presley Concerts Professionally Recorded Multi Track Stereo

CD Viva Las Vegas 2 CD Set : August 21, 1969 (Sony)
CD Elvis In Person FTD 2 CD Classic Album
CD
Elvis In Person : Disc 2 August 22, 1969
CD Elvis At The International : August 23, 1969 : Midnight Show
CD Elvis : Live In Las Vegas : August 26, 1969 Dinner Show
CD All Shook Up : August 26, 1969 : Midnight Show
CD Polk Salad Annie : February 15, 1970
CD One Night In Vegas : August 10, 1970
CD The Wonder Of You : August 13, 1970
CD Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
CD An American Trilogy : January/February 1972
CD Elvis Spring Tours '77 : March- May 1977

Elvis Presley Review Review: One Night In Vegas FTD CD

Striding proudly toward his now-famous place centre-stage, Elvis grabbed his guitar, reached for the mike and charged into 'That's All Right'.

It was happening again . . . Elvis Presley was back for his third Las Vegas season and immediately you could sense that he was more at ease than ever before. He was grinning broadly as he played hard through the instrumental breaks of the song. In the end, he finished dramatically by swinging the guitar over his head and out from him, taking up a triumphant stance!

One Night In Vegas : Elvis Presley FTD CD

Elvis Presley Lyrics That’s All Right
Elvis Presley Lyrics Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Elvis Presley Lyrics I Can't Stop Loving You*
Elvis Presley Lyrics Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley Lyrics The Next Step Is Love*
Elvis Presley Lyrics Words
Elvis Presley Lyrics I Just Can't Help Believin'
Elvis Presley Lyrics Something
Elvis Presley Lyrics Sweet Caroline
Elvis Presley Lyrics You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Elvis Presley Lyrics You Don't Have To Say You Love Me*
Elvis Presley Lyrics Polk Salad Annie
Elvis Presley Lyrics I've Lost You
Elvis Presley Lyrics Bridge Over Troubled Water
Elvis Presley Lyrics Patch It Up
Elvis Presley Lyrics Can't Help Falling In Love

Bonus songs :

Words, Cattle Call / Yodel, Twenty Days And Twenty Nights, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.

(*= previously released)

Opening Night, Aug.10, 1970 - By Ann Moses

The film cameras were in place, the star-studded audience at their tables, the electric tension was super-super-charged as the lights dimmed suddenly in the Showroom Internationale, then plunged the room into darkness. The huge orchestra began its introduction and everyone fell silent. The drapes swung back towards the wings and the air came alive with ecstatic gasps of anticipation. Then ... where there had only been emptiness - there he was! ELVIS!

Striding proudly toward his now-famous place centre-stage, Elvis grabbed his guitar, reached for the mike and charged into 'That's All Right'.

It was happening again . . . Elvis was back for his third Las Vegas season and immediately you could sense that he was more at ease than ever before. He was grinning broadly as he played hard through the instrumental breaks of the song. In the end, he finished dramatically by swinging the guitar over his head and out from him, taking up a triumphant stance!

From there, without guitar, he went into 'Mystery Train' and 'Tiger Man', in which he moves terrifically behind the flicker lights. Although Elvis admitted the cameras, which were filming all the while for his MGM movie, made him nervous, for me nothing could detract from Elvis's overwhelming presence.

But then, I was sitting one seat from the stage and there was just no way to take my eyes off him, had I wanted to, which I didn't.

Early in the show Elvis explained to the audience that he usually learns ten to twenty new songs for each engagement, but this time he had to learn fifty to give the film executives a wide choice.

'So, if we goof some of these songs up', he apologized jokingly, 'don't think that we're not trying . . we just don't know what the hell. we're doing!'

But, in truth, he knew very well what he was doing! There were fewer of his old hits this time, but the sacrifice was worth it since he does such a superb job on so many contemporary tunes. Among these were 'I Just Can't Help Believin'', 'Words','Sweet Caroline',' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ' and 'Polk Salad Annie.

Like in other performances of the past, Elvis's dancing, swaying and gyrations were as ever exciting and he's added some new classic, karate-type movements that ended many songs.

At the end of another bump-and-grind number he quipped, 'I feel like an old stripper!'

Elvis's sensitive voice is at its best on some of the new songs in his act, like the Beatles' ' Something', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', and his new single 'I've Lost You' and 'The Next Step Is Love'.

The climax of the entire show was Elvis's unbelievable beautiful version of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

His voice conveyed such feelings that many women were brought to tears and it was obvious that the entire assemblage was moved!

Once again, Elvis was ably backed vocally by the Sweet Inspirations arid the Imperials and musically by James Burton and John Wilkinson on guitar, Ronnie Tutt on drums, Jerry Scheff on bass, ex-Cricket Glen Hardin on piano, and Elvis's close friend, Charlie Hodge, on guitar. Orchestration was by the Joe Guercio Orchestra.

The International Casino bulged with crowds of curious spectators, as the MGM cameras filmed the celebrities arriving and recorded their impressions of Elvis. Shrieks were heard throughout the Casino as Cary Grant, who rarely makes public appearances, arrived.

The crowd pushed forward to get a good look at Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Medley, Bobby Hatfield, Kenny Rogers, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Jack Benny, Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Osmond Brothers, Dale Robertson, George Hamilton and Elvis's wife Priscilla - dressed in a shocking pink satin evening gown with mink sleeves - as they made their way into the Showroom.

The International Hotel was a blaze of colourful banners proclaiming: 'The Elvis Summer Festival' and all the hotel employees wore Elvis's straw hats and scarves.

This is the Colonel's way of building excitement and although it was a bit like a circus, it's been proven over and over again that the Colonel's methods work and only Elvis's remarkable magnetism could keep the audience from feeling let down once they got inside the huge 2,000-plus seat Showroom.

Elvis's costume was similar to the one he wore last time beginning with a basic one-piece white jumpsuit and white boots.

'This jumpsuit can be a problem', he smiled. 'Everytime I raise my arms, my feet come off the floor!'

The suit had a four to five inch standing collar and the front was left open to expose his bare chest, behind rope-laced binding. Again he had a long hip- belt, which swayed with every motion, this time made of woven rope,.. which had been adorned with colourful beads. The total effect greatly enhanced the torrid movement which Presley puts into every number.

Throughout his hour-long show, Elvis once again displayed his remarkable rapport with the audience. kissing the girls ring-side during 'Love Me Tender', and making jokes as he had a drink of water. Women close by eagerly handed Elvis their table napkin to wipe the perspiration from his face and one went so far as to raise her skirt for him to use!

At one break in the show, Elvis sauntered to the middle of the stage and began a mock tap dance. laughing as he said: 'Sorry, Sammy (Davis, Jr.), that's the best I can do!'

At another point in the show he had bent down for glass from a nearby table and after he took a long drink, he bounded up and in superfast words he gagged: 'Hi! I'm Glen Campbell! Hi, folks!' in an extra-heavy Southern drawl.

Elvis's ad libs are always fun and each time they seem to break his tension and he becomes even more relaxed.

When the orchestra broke into the beginning of 'Can't Help Falling In Love', you could hear the sighs resound throughout the Showroom. Everyone knew this was Elvis's last song. As the final strains were heard and Elvis bent to one knee with head bent down and arms outstretched in a grateful bow, the audience automatically jumped to its feet and began shouting: 'More .. more . . more . .'

But the gold curtain fell and there was no more. You could hear again and again cries from the crowd of: 'Please .. just one more'. But had there been one more they would have hungered for one more after that!

And so it is with the King . . . no matter how much he sings, he always leaves you wanting more.

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