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1973

1973

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01-12-73 The Alternate Aloha (Soundboard Recording) (This is not the same release as the RCA/BMG version, and in my opinion it's better. Better mix on E and it includes the bonus songs from the show, unlike the RCA version. Also includes all omitted songs as well.)

01-14-73 The Complete Aloha Post Concert Session (14 songs)

01-26-73 O.S. Opening Night (Good Audience Recording)/ The Concert Years Vol. 5 (This is the only show that E kept the exact Aloha set-list. Very interesting to hear Vegas’ reaction to the un-aired concert. Unfortuately, the person recording the show started cutting off the majority of the last 5 songs. I guess he thought his tape was going to run out. It's a shame, as this is a great show.)

01-27-73 D.S. Burning Love Las Vegas Style (Good Audience Recording) (This is a very good and lively show. Highlights include Steamroller Blues, I`ll Rememeber You, and Burning Love. Oddly enough, Elvis does his Rock Medley after CC Rider Opening.)

01-28-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 71 (Good Audience Recording) (Allegedly, the date is wrong for this show and it is supposedly the midnight show. Highlights include Steamroller Blues, I Can`t Stop Loving You, and Elvis introducing Russians Entertainers in the audience.)

01-29-73 D.S. Don't Think Twice (Soundboard Recording) (Average dinner show. Don’t Think Twice is only a 14 minute studio bonus track. Good version, just not live.)

02-03-73 D.S. Vegas Rhythm (Soundboard Recording)

02-05-73 D.S. It's A Matter Of Time (Soundboard Recording) (Good, but standard show. Funny thing is It’s A Matter of Time is of an audience recording from a different show. Hmmm.)

02-05-73 M.S. Thunderous Overture In Las Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of this show are What Now My Love, How Great Thou Art, and An American Trilogy.)

02-09-73 D.S. Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 7 (Good Audience Recording) (Good Show. Sings good versions of What Now My Love and I Can't Stop Loving You.)

02-10-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 64 (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of this show are What Now My Love, Heartbreak Hotel, I`ll Remember You, and Elvis introducing Jack Lord. Apparently Jack Lord went to both the Dinner and the Midnight show.)

02-10-73 M.S. I'd Like You to Meet Jack Lord (Very Good Audience Recording)/ Turning Up The Heat In Las Vegas (Very Good Audience Recording) (Average Show. Great version of I Can't Stop Loving You and American Triology. E once again introduces Jack Lord in the audience. E was a big Hawaii 5-0 fan.)

02-11-73 D.S. The Battle of Vegas (Bad Audience Recording) (Decent show. Highlights include Love Me Tender, How Great Thou Art, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

02-14-73 D.S. Valentine's Day (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of this show are What Now My Love, Suspicious Minds, and American Trilogy.)

02-15-73 D.S. Sweet Sweet Spirit (Excellent Audience Recording) (Previously released on Las Vegas Dinner Show, this source is much clearer quality. This is the show Elvis leaves the stage due to illness, returns to close the show, and then restarts the show to sing a few more songs. Contains the only 1973 live version of Polk Salad Annie, and also has Faded Love and I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.)

02-15-73 D.S. Las Vegas Dinner Show (Good Audience Recording) (Elvis has throat problems and has to leave the stage. As he’s gone, the Stamps sing Lonesome Road, Sweet Sweet Spirit, When It's My Time, How Great Thou art, and Crucified. When E returns he sings Can’t Help… to end the show, and then says I Aint Goin Nowhere! And proceeds to sing Faded Love, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (for the last time) and the only 1973 version of Polk Salad Annie with the cape on.)

02-16-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 92 (Very Good Audience Recording)/ Las Vegas (Excellent Audience Recording) (This is Elvis' first show back after having to cancel the 15's M.S. for his throat problems. Its clear in this show, that his thrat is still very weak, but he does the show none the less and still sounds really good on What Now My Love. Also decent versions of You Gave Me A Mountain, Fever, and Johnny B.Goode.)

02-16-73 M.S. Vegas (incomplete concert)

02-17-73 D.S. No Surrender 1 (Bad Audience Recording)

02-17-73 M.S. No Surrender 2 (Bad Audience Recording) (incomplete show) (Highlights are Steamroller Blues and You Gave Me A Mountain.)

02-18-73 D.S. A Full House In Vegas (Bad Audience Recording) (incomplete concert) (Unfortunately, this show is from an 8mm camera source, so almost each song is complete. Highlights are a rare You`ve Lost That Loving Feelin and What Now My Love.)

02-18-73 D.S. Full House In Las Vegas (Incomplete Concert) (Good Audience Recording)

02-18-73 M.S. I'll Whoop His Ass (Good Audience Recording) (Elvis is attacked onstage by group of bikers that he thinks were sent by Mike Stone. E later tries to hire a hitman for Stone because of this. After the incident, you can hear E say "…You wanna shake my hand, that's fine, you wanna get tough, I’ll whoop your ass!" Other highlights are You Don`t Have To Say You Love Me, What Now My Love, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

02-18-73 M.S. Kicking and Rolling (Excellent Audience Recording)(This concert includes great performances of songs like "An American Trilogy", "What Now My Love", "Steamroller Blues", "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" or "I Can't Stop Loving You". This recording comes from an early generation copy of the original "booth tape" and for an off-line recording, the sound quality is very good. The audio was restored in a professional studio to achieve the best possible results. "Booth tapes" were made from a "booth" or table at the edge of the stage, close to the speakers, by someone who was part of Elvis' organization. Unlike the usual audience recordings, "booth recordings" were made by someone who was known by Elvis' security force, and who did not have to worry about concealing the recorder and microphone. The sound quality of such tapes is noticeably better than a typical audience recording. this release has nothing to do with the poor quality audience recording of the same show which in circulation under titles like "I'll Whoop His Ass" and "Fight Night".)

02-19-73 D.S. Back In The Ring (Bad Audience Recording) (E still pepped about the night before gives a really good performance. Highlights are I`m Leavin`, What Now My Love, American Trilogy.)

02-20-73 D.S. Vegas Venture (Good Audience Recording) (This is alledgedly the midnight show. Highlights are What Now My Love, I`m Leavin`, an excellent American Trilogy that receives a standing ovation, and I`ll Remember You.)

02-21-73 M.S. On The Ramp (Bad Audience Recording) (This is alledgedly the 2/20/73 Midnight Show. E Gets a standing ovation for an amazing American Trilogy.)

02-22-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 18 (Bad Audience Recording)

02-22-73 M.S. The Concert Years Vol. 60 (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of the show are I`m Leavin`, What Now My Love, and I`ll Remember You.)

02-23-73 D.S. Across The Ocean (Good Audience Recording) (Some people claim this is actuall the 2/22/73 Dinner show, but others say 02/23/73 Dinner. Highlights are I`m Leavin`, What Now My Love, and a great An American Trilogy complete with a rare reprise.)

02-23-73 C.S. The Concert Years Vol. 103 (Very Good Audience Recording) (For the 1st time, Elvis sings a spoken version of What Now My Love with reprise and receives a tremendous standing ovation for it. Other highlights are Steamroller Blues and I`ll Remember You.)

04-22-73 E.S. Live In Phoenix (Good Audience Recording)/ At The Top of the Game (Very Good Audience Recording)(Good show. Elvis does great versions of How Great Thou Art, I`m Leavin`, and I`ll Remember You.)

04-23-73 E.S. Live In Anaheim (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of this show are Steamroller Blues, I Can`t Stop Loving You, and American Trilogy)

04-24-73 E.S.City To City Vol. 1/ Johnny B. Goode On Tour (Anaheim) (Bad Audience Recording) (Really good show. Highlights include You Gave Me A Mountain, What Now My Love, andA Big Hunk O`Love.)

04-27-73 Portland 73 (Good Audience Recording)/ Back In Portland (Very Good Audience Recording)/ Shining In Portland (Excellent Audience Recording) (In my opinion, this is the best show on this tour. Sings a rarely sung Little Sister/Get Back medley and great versions of Help Me Make It..., I'm leavin, What Now My Love, & American Trilogy)

04-28-73 E.S. Spokane (Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Highlights are I`m Leavin`, Johnny B.Goode, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

04-29-73 A.S. Live In Seattle (Very Good Audience Recording)/ When My Blue Moon

Turns To Gold Again (Very Good Audience Recording) (This would be a really good show, if

not for the almost silent audience throughout the show. With Aloha just airing in the U.S., I cannot understand why the crowd is so docile. Unfortunately the dull crowd rubs off on Elvis and in turn, he turns out a dull performance. This show can be seen on the vcd Return To Splendour.)

04-29-73 E.S. Seattle (2 CDs) (Very Good Audience Recording) (This is a much better show than the afternoon show. The crowd is much more lively and Elvis seems to be in a better mood. Good show!)

05-07-73 M.S. High Sierra Fever (Very Good Audience Recording)

05-09-73 D.S. "Inspired In Lake Tahoe" (Very Good Audience Recording)A previously unreleased and refreshing show from a somewhat lackluster season. And with it being a dinner show, that makes this show really special that he was in this good of a mood. A usual wired Tahoe crowd attended this show, and during What Now My Love, Elvis politely asks everybody to be quiet. Taken from a 1st generation audio cassette, the sound is very pleasant on this one.

05-09-73 M.S. Lake Tahoe (Good Audience Recording) (Average show. This was not his best engagement for Tahoe or Vegas. Highlights are Steamroller Blues, I`m Leavin`, and Bridge Over Troubled Water.)

05-10-73 D.S. Return To Lake Tahoe (Excellent Audience Recording) (Good show, great and lively crowd. Excellent versions of What Now, My Love and I'm Leavin.)

05-10-73 M.S. Stateline California (Good Audience Recording)/ The Return of Lake Tahoe (Excellent Audience Recording) (Good show. Great versions of Help Me Make It Through The Night, You Gave Me A Mountain, I'm Leavin and Bridge Over Troubled Water.)

05-11-73 D.S. Lake Tahoe (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights of this show are You Gave Me A Mountain, Help Me Make It Through The Night, and I`ll Remember You.)

05-13-73 3am The Man In White Vol. 4 (Excellent Audience Recording) / The Concert Years Vol. 104 (Very Good Audience Recording) / Faded Love (Good Audience Recording) (Good show. E is in a great mood this show and does some odd versions of songs. He sings Release Me in a higher note than ever. After the show is over, the band plays 2001 again which confuses everybody in the audience, but nothing happens after that. Sings the rare Faded Love at this show.)

06-20-73 E.S. Live In Mobile (Bad Audience Recording)

06-22-73 E.S. Pouring Down In Uniondale (Good Audience Recording) (Excellent show, the recording is high on bass, though.)

06-22-73 Live In Uniondale, NY (Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are Steamroller Blues, I Can`t Stop Loving You, and American Trilogy. This show can be seen on the vcd The King On Stage Vol. 1)

06-23-73 A.S. Born To Give Us Fever (Uniondale) (Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are You Gave Me A Mountain, What Now My Love, and A Big Hunk O`Love. Very good versions of all songs.)

06-23-73 E.S. Uniondale (Good Audience Recording)

06-24-73 A.S. Rockin' The Nassau Coliseum (Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are I`m Leavin`, How Great Thou Art complete with reprise, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

06-25-73 Live In Pittsburg (Good Audience Recording) / Shake Rattle and Roll In

Pittsburgh (Excellent Audience Recording) (Fantastic Show!! Highlights are I`m Leavin`, How Great Thou Art with a reprise, Elvis mentioning of Colonel`s Birthday, Help Me Make It Through The Night, and What Now My Love.)

06-26-73 Today In Pittsburgh (Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are I`m Leavin`, I`ll Remember You, and Help Me Make It Through The Night. Footage can be seen on the vcd Rockin’ In The Garden.)

06-27-73 Live In Cincinatti (Bad Audience Recording) (Good show, but bad sound. Highlights are Help Me Make It Through The Night, You Gave Me A Mountain, I`m Leavin`, and What Now My Love.)

06-29-73 Atlanta (Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are Help Me Make It Through The Night, I`m Leavin`, How Great Thou Art, Something, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

06-30-73 A.S. Elvis Mania Atlanta (Very Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Very good versions of I'm Leavin', How Great Thou Art, Fever, Something, What Now My Love, and American Trilogy)

06-30-73 E.S. Nail Studded In Atlanta (Very Good Audience Recording) (Great Show!! Highlights are I`m Leavin`, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and I`ll Remember You)

07-01-73 A.S. An Afternoon In Nashville (Bad Audience Recording) (Great Show! Elvis sings Faded Love and a great What Now My Love and How Great Thou Art.)

07-03-73 Cape Finale (Atlanta, GA) (Very Good Audience Recording) (In my opinion, the best show of ’73. The crowd’s reaction is amazing. He sings the spoken versions of both Gave Me A Mountain and What Now My Love, and one of the only non-impromptu version of Memphis Tennessee.)

08-06-73 O.S. I Was Raised On Rock (Good Audience Recording) (Better quality on this cd than on the previous Fire In Vegas, this cd has several rare live performances.)

08-06-73 O.S. Fire In Vegas (Very Good Audience Recording) / Caught In A Trap (Good Audience Recording) (Very interesting show. 2001 is the disco version. Elvis Sings Trouble, My Boy, for the 1st time live, and Raised on Rock for the only time, and Help Me Make It Through The Night.)

08-06-73 O.S. Raised On Vegas (Good Audience Recording)

08-07-73 D.S. Elvis In Vegas Vol. 4/ A New Drive (Good Audience Recording)/ Elvis In Vegas Vol. 4 (Good Audience Recording)/The Brightest Star on Sunset Strip Vol. 2 (Good Audience Recording) (Pretty good show. Highlights are I Got A Woman, Trouble, What Now My Love.)

08-07-73 M.S. Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 6 (Very Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Sings a rarely sung Faded Love, and a good version of Trouble and My Boy.)

08-08-73 D.S. The Sound of Vegas 1 (Excellent Audience Recording)

08-08-73 M.S. Heat Of The Desert (Very Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, and Release Me.)

08-09-73 D.S. Full House In Las Vegas '73 (Good Audience Recording) (Good show, sings Trouble. Much better sound than the previous release After the Falling Moon.)

08-09-73 D.S The King Will Never Die (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights include

Trouble & What Now My Love)

08-09-73 M.S. After The Falling Moon (Bad Audience Recording)/ A Full House In

Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights include Trouble, What Now My Love, and A Big Hunk O`Love.)

08-10-73 D.S. Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights include Trouble, My Boy, Mystery Train - Tiger Man, and Release Me.)

08-10-73 M.S. I Don't Take No Kinda Bull (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, and Release Me.)

08-11-73 D.S. Flippant Elvis (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, It`s Over, and Release Me.)

08-11-73 D.S. "Still Active In Las Vegas" (Very Good Audience Recording)This was previously released from another audio source on the cd "Flippant Elvis", this time the show is from a first generation audio cassette. THe title comes from the dialogue where Elvis tells the crowd that earlier in the day he received his 7th Degree black belt. He then goes on to explain how the 10th degree black belt means "...your finished, your done, but see, I'm still active!" after this speech, he does a wonderful rendition of My Way before closing the show. Good show in very good quality.

08-11-73 M.S. Vegas Showman (Good Audience Recording)/ Midnight Special (Soundboard Recording) (Good show. E sings a good slow version of Tigerman right after the traditional Mystery Train/tigerman, and a good The first time ever I saw your face. Show cuts off after Release Me.)

08-12-73 M.S. Crying Time In Vegas (Good Audience Recording)/ Crying Time – Pure Platinum (Excellent Audience Recording) (The speed is corrected and the sound is remastered) (E sings the only known full version of Crying Time and a good version of Help Me Make It Through The Night.)

08-14-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 70 (Good Audience Recording) (E sings Amazing Grace for the 1st time live. Other highlights are Trouble and My Boy.)

08-14-73 M.S. Lighthearted In Vegas (Bad Audience Recording) (E Sings Amazing Grace and Amen)

08-15-73 D.S. Reckless In Vegas (Bad Audience Recording) (Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, and Mystery Train - Tiger Man.)

08-18-73 D.S. The Concert Years Vol. 66 (Good Audience Recording) (Fun show. Highlights are You Gave Me A Mountain, Fever, and Help Me Make It Through The Night.)

08-18-73 M.S. Emotional Momentum (Bad Audience Recording) (Newly discovered show, but I would only recommend this one if you are a completist, as you cannot hear Elvis' words on this one.)

08-19-73 D.S. Rambunctious Boy (Very Good Audience Recording) (Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, and Release Me.)

08-19-73 M.S. Midnight Special (Very Good Audience Recording) (Very good versions of What Now My Love, American Trilogy, and How Great Thou Art.)

08-19-73 M.S. "Scorching The Vegas Strip"/ It's Deja Vu Time!(Excellent Audience Recording)Here is a previously unreleased concert from the 1st generation audio tape in fantastic quality. Speed is a little fast, but seems on par with the other shows recorded during this season. Elvis seems to be in a good mood here, and definitely gives more serious versions of his songs than usual for this season. An enjoyable performance for all fans.

08-20-73 M.S. A Profile - The King On Stage Vol. 1 (CD 1) (Excellent Audience Recording) (E sings a great version of Trouble. Other highlights include What now my love, My boy, and How great thou art.)

08-21-73 D.S. Joking Away At The Hilton (Good Audience Recording) (Interesting show. Highlights are Trouble, What Now My Love, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

08-23-73 D.S. Live In Las Vegas/ Sizzling In Vegas (Good Audience Recording)

08-23-73 M.S. Take These Chains From My Heart (Good Audience Recording)(Interesting show. E sings a medley of My boy/ take these chains from my heart, and then sings My Boy again after Release Me. Show cuts off after Johnny B. Good at the end. Was this the song before the closer? Its sung very late into the show. Also does a great The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-25-73 M.S. Who Dressed Me Tonight? (Good Audience Recording)/ Summer Festival '73 (Very Good Audience Recording) (Very good show. Highlights are My Boy, Release Me, It`s A Matter Of Time, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-26-73 D.S. Las Vegas Fever Vol. 3/ Between Dinner And Midnight (CD 1) (Good Audience Recording)/ The Concert Years Vol. 100 (Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Highlights are You Gave Me A Mountain, Elvis introducing Lisa Marie, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-26-73 M.S. Caught In The Act (Very Good Audience Recording)/ Between Dinner

And Midnight (CD 2) (Good Audience Recording)/ I Still Got A Show To

Do (Very Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Highlights are Release Me, American Trilogy,E introduces Lisa Marie, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and How Great Thou Art.)

08-27-73 D.S. The Vegas Years Vol. 2 (Good Audience Recording)

08-27-73 M.S. Live In Las Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights are Release Me, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and How Great Thou Art.)

08-28-73 D.S. Casual Elvis In Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (E sings one line of What A Friend We Have In Jesus. Other highlights are Release Me, My Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-28-73 M.S. Live In Las Vegas (Good Audience Recording)

08-29-73 D.S. Larger Than Life (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights include Steamroller Blues, What Now My Love, My Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-29-73 M.S. Out Of Line (Good Audience Recording) (Very good show. Highlights are Trouble, Bridge Over Troubled Water complete with full reprise, My Boy, Elvis introducing Felton Jarvis, Lisa Marie and Vernon Presley, and I Can`t Stop Loving You.)

08-30-73 D.S. Trouble In Vegas (Excellent Audience Recording) (Good, fun show. E sings a good version of Trouble. Other highlights are Release Me, How Great Thou Art, & An American Trilogy.)

08-30-73 M.S. Neon Flashes In Vegas (Good Audience Recording) (Good show. Highlights are Trouble, Elvis introducing Lisa Marie, Lady Of Spain (one line only), and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

08-31-73 D.S. Elvis Vegas (Good Audience Recording)/ Getting Down To Business (Excellent Audience Recording) (Great fun show. Great version of Bridge Over Troubled Water. Charleton Heston is in attendance. The cover is wrongfully dated 8/30/73 Dinner Show.)

08-31-73 D.S. Getting Down To Business -NEW VERSION- (Excellent Audience Recording)

08-31-73 M.S. Triggering Squeals (Highlights are Release Me, How Great Thou Art, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.)

09-01-73 D.S. Vegas (Highlights are Trouble, My Boy, Elvis introduces Vernon Presley, and How Great Thou Art.)

09-01-73 M.S. For The Fun Of It In Vegas (incomplete show) (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights are You Gave Me A Mountain, Trouble, and Release Me.)

09-02-73 D.S. Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 4 (Very Good Audience Recording)

09-02-73 M.S. Flip, Flop, and Fly/ High Spirits In Las Vegas (Soundboard Recording) (Fantastic Show! Little to no joking around, and great versions of all songs.)

09-02-73 M.S. High Spirits In Las Vegas -NEW VERSION- (Excellent Audience Recording)

09-02-73 3am The Concert Years Vol. 67 (Good Audience Recording) (Highlights include Trouble, Release Me, and Mystery Train - Tiger Man.)

09-03-73 D.S. Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 3 (Very Good Audience Recording)/ From Las Vegas To Niagra Falls CD 1 (E sings one line of the Miracle of the Rosary. Other highlights are You Gave Me A Mountain, Guadalajara (one line only), Farther Along (few lines), Release Me, It`s Now Or Never, and My Boy.E goofs around a lot during this short show.)

09-03-73 M.S. Live In Las Vegas/ The Concert Years Vol. 93 (Good Audience Recording)

09-03-73 C.S. The King Goes Bananas (Good Audience Recording)/ The Funny Side Of

Elvis Presley (Good Audience Recording) (E is very angry at the Hilton for the staff member

Mario’s firing and he thinks his contract is up after this show, so the show is full of a lot of joking around during songs and insulting Hilton and its staff. He dedicates an angry version of Tigerman to the Hilton staff and does a spoken-only version of Softly As I Leave You. Other bizarre happenings at this show have E singing Bridge Over Troubled Water to the tune of Suspicious Minds, and vice-versa. This is by far the strangest vegas show up till this time, and probably the worst closing show ever.)

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