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 Just Pretend, Released by Fort Baxter in 1991
 
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post May 28 2005, 09:30 AM
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Just Pretend
Las Vegas, December 13, 1975

01 See See Rider
02 I Got A Woman/Amen
03 Love Me
04 Trying To Get To You
05 And I Love You So
06 All Shook Up/Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
07 You Gave Me A Mountain
08 Help Me Make It Through The Night
09 Polk Salad Annie
10 Band introductions/Johnny B. Goode/Scool Days
11 Just Pretend
12 How Great Thou Art
13 Burning Love
14 Hound Dog/Welcome To My World
15 Softly As I Leave You
16 America the beutifule
17 It's Now Or Never/O' Sole Mio
18 Little Darlin
19 Little Sister
20 Can't Help Falling In Love
21 Closing Vamp

This was Fort Baxters first release. Highligts: Just pretend, America and How grate thou art.


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post Jun 5 2005, 12:30 AM
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On the present CD 10.15 PM show is from the 13th December, 1975, recorded live in Las Vegas Hilton hotel. It is the first publication of the Fort Baxter Label and one can say that they have selected the best show to themselves to bring to life a new label, but read itself:

The CD begins immediately with See See Rider. Of the show Opener Also Sprach Zarathustra it was not apparently taken up, however, this is not further tragic, because only this powerfully reported version of lake lake Rider allows to forget immediately the listener that the actually Opener is absent. Already the first song is a party for the ears. Further it goes with I Got A Woman / Amen. Nothing special, indeed, nicely reported, but not further worth mentioning. Then follows Love Me. Also again nothing the special. Up to now the show is rather dull, however, this changes with the next song.

Trying To Get To You was are in '74 in the program. Thus not yet as well as some other songs. In this evening it is a nice, powerful version, the tape, the orchestra everything fits perfectly. Elvis walk partly properly the words out what also fits really to the song. It follow And I Love You In such a way. Also again wonderfully reported, with incredibly a lot of feeling. Just perfectly. The more boringly the show seemed to be at the beginning, now the more nicely and more thrilling it is! Elvis sings with steady voice, very with feeling!

After two absolutely perfectly reported songs follows again a small Oldieblock. He begins with All Shook Up. Nothing special, just fast chanted without feeling, only, so that the fans are satisfied. The medley Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel follows immediately. Same like with All Shook Up, however, with Don't Be Cruel he talks quite at the end of the song to a few fans.

The tape begins with You Gave Me A Mountain, however, Elvis stops them because he would like to tell something else about his father. Likewise he sings the first line about Welcome To My World. After this short monologue he begins with You Gave Me A Mountain. I probably recur, but what should I do? Once again a very with feeling reported song with a lot of power. One of my favorite versions and they is on no account worse than that of 1972/73.

After these fireworks for the ears follows a wish of Mr. and Mrs. Tompson. Elvis sings Help Me Make It Though The Night for them. Once again the best version of this song which I know! The CD is the money what costs they value, to hundred prozent! Only the front part of the show! A dirty and with a lot of power reported version of the long-runner Polk Salad Annie follows! I have seldom better belonged! Just really!

Elvis is complete from the puff and must catch first air, now thus there come the Intros. Johnny B. Goode plays James and the Joe Guerico Orchestra plays Hail Hail Rock 'n 'Roll. With both songs called last Elvis' song sounds always in such a way as if was Off-Mic. Actually, a pity, it would have become certainly nice, sounding like rock versions. The tape and the orchestra give everything what they have, the whole show is of full power.

Now follows the song from the CD her title has received. Just Pretend has been performed very seldom in 1975 Live On Stage. Therefore, a small jewel! A high-class, soulful version of a song which was, unfortunately, only 1970 regularly in the program. A lot to pity for this magnificent song! There follows another wish, a gospel song: How Great Thou Art. Better than the versions of 1977! But by no means worse than those of 1971/72. A really song!

There follows huge success of 1972: Burning Love. This high-class rock song was in 1975 always sometimes again in the program. Like rock reported, better than 1972. Just really! Elvis is present with grief and soul, it seems to be great fun in him properly. Everything does the utmost, it is simply perfect!

Hound Dog is the next song, again an Oldie. Quick, listlessly, and not further worth mentioning. He does not sing at all properly sonder mumbles properly. He is glad as the song is over.

It follow a wish from the audience, unfortunately, he sings only the first stanza about Welcome To My World. The sadest song which Elvis one day had in the program: Softly As I Leave You. He says at the beginning: " Now this song, Ladies and Gentleman, we would like to do is a .... a song we've been doing a lot here and it's a true story and I like to share the story with you . The song is been around for a long time but there's a story behind it, I like to share with you .... " Then follows the typical text which he tells every time, before he begins with the song.

The next song is America. One of the first versions of this song, because Elvis sang this song primarily in 1976 to celebrate there the 200-th birthday of America! Thus this version is also a small jewel in certain sense.

It further goes with a small Oldiemedley. Elvis sings Itīs Now Or Never, his biggest selling record. Ordinarily it is in such a way that Sherill Nielsen O Sole Mio, before Elvis begins Itīs Now Or Never, however, in this evening it has turned back. Only Elvis Itīs Now Or Never and then He does not sing - Sherill - O Sole Mio. A small sensation! Even if the talk from O Sole Mio not perfect, he has taken great trouble and offered a special version to his fans! Further goes this breathtaking show with Little Darlin'. Nice reported, not like the whole versions of 1976 or 77. With steady voice and good sound! The hammer is the spoken part, one listens a woman shout who apparently is likewise away and.

There follows Little Sister. A song which was not in this time of my knowledge after often in the program. The percussion rolls powerfully during the whole song. Just pleasure purely. Unfortunately, this show comes to an end too early. He closes the show, as well as anyone with Can' t Help Falling in Love. He gives everything over again. A powerful version, not so listlessly chanted how many others. The whole tape and the whole orchestra do the utmost over again properly and at the end Ronnie Tutt falls over again properly on his drums and finishes this miraculous and unique show!

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post Jun 20 2005, 02:25 PM
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Agreed Mischa (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Jazzy Jeff has a review on The Legend


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post Oct 26 2005, 01:56 AM
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My first ever bootleg cd...magic.

Hearing the version of polk salad annie in that rocking version was just magic for me.


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post Oct 28 2005, 05:54 AM
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i can't agree more KEV, that version and the whole show is magic, and is how great thou art not the most powerful version there is?


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post Oct 28 2005, 11:58 AM
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I love the concert on this cd, elvis is on top form, same level as on the june tour.
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post Dec 20 2005, 07:06 AM
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Indeed, an amazing concert,
It was the second boot i was able to get....
I played it over and over again.... [img]style_emoticons/default/clap.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif[/img]
One of the top "Fort Baxters" ever..... [img]style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif[/img]


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post Jan 15 2006, 07:13 PM
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This was my first boot cd years ago.
It still sounds great.
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post Mar 8 2006, 01:29 AM
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A great first bootleg to have Marcel, still one of the best import release, even after all of these years, Al
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post Jun 28 2006, 12:51 PM
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Softly as I leave you and America were released by BMG/RCA as single around 1978;
both tracks can be find on the 8 LP/4 CD set Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

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post Jun 28 2006, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (colonel snow @ Jun 28 2006, 12:51 PM) *
Softly as I leave you and America were released by BMG/RCA as single around 1978;
both tracks can be find on the 8 LP/4 CD set Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

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post Jun 29 2006, 01:37 AM
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QUOTE (Scott Haigh 781990EP @ Oct 28 2005, 01:54 AM) *
i can't agree more KEV, that version and the whole show is magic, and is how great thou art not the most powerful version there is?


I couldn't agree more Scott, the version from this night is definitley one of the best versions ever done, his vocals during this time period were for sure at his his best!
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post Oct 23 2006, 08:25 AM
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for the completists:
due space limit (74 minutes) the introductions / instrumental solo are edtited from 9:54 to 9:01 on the CD; this first ever released soundboard is highly recommanded.


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post Oct 23 2006, 09:51 AM
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I love the album Just Pretend, but isnt there another album from the same date under a different name or is it a different show ?
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post Oct 23 2006, 10:00 AM
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there are two other Cd's with the same show>>

Unsurpassed masters vol. 4 (runs a little bit longer);
All shook up >> copied from Just pretend;

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post Oct 23 2006, 10:26 AM
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Thank you Colonel Snow........ I have all three of these. Thanks again (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Oct 10 2007, 06:24 AM
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Is there a mistake in the tracklisting on the cover.....ie on the cd, track 14 is actually 2 tracks?


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post Dec 29 2008, 01:12 PM
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I love this concert...and an amazing "How great thou art" he did on this show (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif)
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post Sep 6 2013, 12:09 PM
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here is a clip with the full album version.


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