Wednesday, September 10, 2008

From Down In The Alley to Nevada Nights

Turns out the upcoming release from FTD won't be titled Down In The Alley after all, but Nevada Nights instead. I certainly don't think my recent posting about unimaginative titles has anything to do with it, but I would be thrilled to learn that Ernst Jorgensen is reading my blog. No proof of that, though...

What the soundboard from February 1973 at the Las Vegas Hilton will be titled is anybody's guess. More certain is the fact that this, Elvis 8 season in Las Vegas, was his weakest up till then.

At the time Elvis had problems with his voice and had to cancel 6 of the shows. Another show had him leaving the stage after only 7 songs, with the the Stamps taking over. He did return after a while, and, after singing "Can't Help Falling In Love," sang another four songs.

But this wasn't the only show out of the ordinary. During the midnight show on the 18th February, Elvis got really mad when a couple of guys rushed the stage, sending one of them back into the audience with the help of karate. He then had to be held back, and reminded that he had a show to complete.

I don't know if that's the show that will be released. Probably not, and probably not the one where he is leaving the stage either (the dinner show on the 15th). But it would make for some interesting listening, don't you think?


Troy Y. said...

It's funny, the first thing I thought when I saw the title change mentioned on another site was "FTD listened to Thomas!"

You never know. That's the power of the web.

Anonymous said...

Boring cover but nice picture!