ELVIS PRESLEY - LAS VEGAS 1974

May 1, 2013 – 4:46 am

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ELVIS PRESLEY
Night Fever In Vegas [Rock Legend OSA ACD CD 1003, 2CD]

Live at The Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 30, 1974. Excellent soundboard.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2005.

This is what Sergio Luiz Biston wrote at the Elvis In Norway website:

“OH SEE SEE RIDER, OH SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE”, the show starts very energetically with Elvis giving a rocking rendition of his classic opening number. Elvis is very loud and up front and his voice is very strong. When I hear the opening of this show I can almost see as if I was there. The adorned white suit, the long hair with big sideburns and the black guitar flashing around, making the folks on the firsts row blind.

Right after the opening act the listener will notice that Elvis is very chatty. Not as much as on Desert Storm or as incoherent as in Maryland but is an indicative of what was to come.

After some jokes with J.D. Elvis launches into ‘I Got A Woman’ and it’s a good version too, featuring a funk solo part after Amen. Probably Elvis is doing some karate moves, kicks and punches during this solo. It is after this solo too, that Elvis mentions that JD Summer is the original Deep Throat… artist… SINGER! It’s a funny moment.

“Good evening ladies and gentleman… my name is Tom Jones and you’re all in the wrong place”, jokes Elvis before apologizing about some missing shows due to illness. ‘Love Me’ follows and it’s a pleasant listen, as Elvis is not too much involved in giving scarves and kissing girls…

What comes next is one of the most peculiar moments that I ever heard in an Elvis show. Before starting ‘An American Trilogy’, a girl in the audience says: “I love you Elvis”. As Elvis was replying to her, a guy in the audience shouts: “I HATE YOU ELVIS”. Without a hint of hesitation the King replies with a sonory “FUCK YOU!” Over applause and what seems to be an approval acclamation, the King starts ‘An American Trilogy’ with a coolness that only he had. Although some people may find his comment offensive, I think it’s a nice answer to a dumb comment and, besides, it’s all done in a humorous way, both for Elvis and for the guy on the audience. What about ‘An American Trilogy’ then? Very well delivered, with a strong ending…

Despite some strange moments, comments and (some) too long monologues, this is a fine performance, with an inspired and dedicated Elvis. He’s maybe a little too chatty, but the good outweighs the bad. If you want a good and uncommon concert, go to Night Fever In Vegas. You won’t regret it.

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Disc 1
Track 101. See See Rider (5.1MB)
Track 102. Dialogue (4.2MB)
Track 103. I Got A Woman/Amen (10.2MB)
Track 104. Dialogue (1.1MB)
Track 105. Love Me (2.9MB)
Track 106. If You Love Me (4.7MB)
Track 107. It’s Midnight (5.4MB)
Track 108. Big Boss Man (4.4MB)
Track 109. Fever (6.1MB)
Track 110. All Shook Up (1.9MB)
Track 111. Dialogue (2.1MB)
Track 112. Softly As I Leave You (4.1MB)
Track 113. Hound Dog/Intro (3.2MB)
Track 114. Hound Dog (4.2MB)
Track 115. An American Trilogy (6.5MB)
Track 116. Dialogue (1.7MB)
Track 117. Suspicious Minds (6.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Karate Intro (9.4MB)
Track 202. Dialogue (2.0MB)
Track 203. If You Talk In Your Sleep (6.6MB)
Track 204. Karate Speech (16.2MB)
Track 205. Help Me (4.3MB)
Track 206. Let Me Be There (reprise) (5.9MB)
Track 207. Dialogue (2.1MB)
Track 208. How Great Thou Art (6.5MB)
Track 209. Dialogue (1.9MB)
Track 210. Hawaiian Wedding Song (3.3MB)
Track 211. Dialogue (1.4MB)
Track 212. You Gave Me A Mountain (5.6MB)
Track 213. Can’t Help Falling In Love (2.8MB)

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  1. 14 Responses to “ELVIS PRESLEY - LAS VEGAS 1974”

  2. Thankew, thankewverymuch!

    By Elvislives on May 1, 2013

  3. Thanks BigO.

    By Mike Rotchertz on May 2, 2013

  4. Sounds fantastic, big thanks!

    By Deke Rivers on May 2, 2013

  5. THE KING!

    By Adam on May 2, 2013

  6. if elvis is the king then little richard is the queen

    cheers mate.

    By paddy-o lantern on May 2, 2013

  7. Arguably, Vegas-Elvis’ most unacknowledged contribution to rock music may have been to inspire the punk rock aesthetic.

    By lowendbill on May 2, 2013

  8. er, not sure about that link to punk from vegas elvis bill, i was always of the mind the little darlins` were fed up with being fed the over stylized sounds of bands like the eagles etcetera passing as rock and roll that got the punters knickers in a knot.

    By paddy-o lantern on May 2, 2013

  9. Paddy, agreed… I was referring to the shock of what became of the dynamic 50’s pelvic-rocker once he was tamed, nuetered, flattened and fattened by the Army, Hollywood, Vegas and “Kernel” Parker - and the desire to reclaim the base energy of the 50’s-era performer. The ‘69 NBC special remains for the most part the last gasp of what once was, could, but would never be again. A terrific performance. And in retrospect, almost a eulogy.

    By lowendbill on May 2, 2013

  10. tamed, nuetered, flattened and fattened by the Army.

    hilarious and you have nailed it.
    that boy come out of the army lost to rock and roll. and those movies. don`t get me started. the kernel[as you call him] was worse than a cult leader.

    By paddy-o lantern on May 2, 2013

  11. Thanks, Paddy. The COIN-el would’ve been more accurate, as it was all that he knew or cared about. I genuinely wonder whether El-veg-Is ever knew or realized what had been lost.

    By lowendbill on May 3, 2013

  12. I feel compelled to add my 2 cents. I definitely agree with you guys. I’m 53 years old, and I don’t remember a time when Elvis was not a major part of my life, pretty much from day one. Yes, the Army changed him, however he also lost his mother during that time, which damaged him rather badly. The COIN-el (perfect description) cared only about money, and Elvis was his cash cow. And Elvis followed him blindly. At least Elvis got sick of all those movies and got back into the live environment. Next you have the loss of his wife Priscilla, which I think was the final nail in the coffin. Finally I believe Elvis the human got tired of having to be Elvis the superstar. Too much talent for one person. . .

    By Daniel Kershner on May 6, 2013

  13. If? Elvis IS the King!! To quote Elvis F You. Lol. Great fun. I love u too Elvis.

    By RastafErion on May 6, 2013

  14. No doubt with a 3am show, The King took an extra upper or two, either way this sounds like a really cool show and one I would like to add to my collection, many thanks!

    By Tommy on May 6, 2013

  15. Finally I believe Elvis the human got tired of having to be Elvis the superstar. Too much talent for one person. . .

    I don`t think it`s normal or even human for one person to be as famous as some of these stars. There is no way of living a normal life and after a time it must be a bigger curse than a blessing.

    By sluggo on May 6, 2013

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