The recorded legacy of Elvis Presley continues to be discovered by new generations that never saw him or heard him perform live. It's hard to appreciate that he started so much of what we take for granted now in popular music. Until 1956, the teenagers of suburban America, and the rest of the world, had to endure ditties by Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como but everything was about to be tossed upside down. On January 28 on a cold night in New York, Elvis took America by storm as he appeared on CBS-TV's Stage Show hosted by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. On February 4 for his second appearance he sang a song that literally changed the world of popular music "Heartbreak Hotel". Its unique sound and style literally blew everything before it away while at the same time inducing the blueprint for everything that was to come; by April, it would be #1 on Billboard.
The album features two of Elvis' best concerts from his Las Vegas March/April 1975 season. The March 22 concert is considered one of the best concerts of the season and was first released on the Fort Baxter bootleg 'A Profile Vol. 2'. Elvis is in fine voice and the excellent set-list includes Big Boss Man, It's Midnight, Promised Land, My Boy as well as the one-off 'You're The Reason I'm Living'.
'Elvis Las Vegas '74' Contains Two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20,1974. This release is another in the 5" 2-CD digipack range. Mastered by Jan Eliasson.
Next up from Follow That Dream (FTD) is 'Elvis In Atlanta' containing two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1. Due out at the end of May, 2017.
The Follow That Dream (FTD) collector's label has released 'A Date With Elvis' as a special double CD release in the Classic Album series and our order is on the way to us now. The set contains masters, outtakes and home recordings made during his Army time in Germany.
40 years after his disappearance, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Abbey Road studios pay tribute to the King with this 2CD package, which brings together the two deluxe parts of the Elvis Symphonic project: "If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You ". This box is for the first time decorated with six bonus titles including the legendary "Heartbreak Hotel".