Between 2007 and 2016 Straight Arrow has released 20 of the so called sound
booth recorded concerts. Starting with "Kicking and Rolling" in 2007, "Faded
Love" and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" in 2010, we decided to create a
miniseries called "From the booth tapes." From 2013 to 2016 we have released 9
volumes, and now the right time has arrived to introduce the volume 10.
The August 20th, 1973 Midnight show sound booth recording was first
released by the legendary "Fort Baxter" label on "A Profile - The King On Stage
Vol. 1" box set in 1995, since then it has been re-released several times but
never from the original source and totally complete - until now! The pitch was
incorrect on all previous individual releases of this show.
The August 31st, Dinner & September 2nd 1973, Midnight shows were
released (by our own sub-label called "Vegas Strip") in 2008 on "Getting Down
The Business" & "High Spirit In Vegas" CDs. The sound of these CDs was
speed-corrected by one of our colleagues back then, but unfortunately, the pitch
was still not right.
For our final release all 3 shows came directly from the RCA tape
duplications chromdioxide compact cassettes. You can see the reproductions of
individual cassettes on the CD artwork.
Please note that the August 31st,
Dinner show was mislabeled on the cassette as the August 30th Dinner show. All 3
shows were meticulously pitch-corrected by a professional musician.
able to edit the missing parts of August 31st Dinner and September 2nd Midnight
shows, using another source recorded by our dear friend from the UK. These tapes
were never in circulation and they are of an excellent quality.
We have repaired the incomplete "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
and "How Great Thou Art" from the August 31st, 1973 Dinner show to make it
As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe triple digipack
with a collection of images taken on and off the stage during Elvis' 1973 Las
Vegas Summer season.
If you have enjoyed our previous "From the booth tapes" releases, we
believe that you will love this one as well. Ask your local audio vendor for