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Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. --- September 2, 1974 --- Closing Show
02 C.C Rider
03 I Got a woman
05 Until it's time for you to go
06 If you love me let me know
07 It's midnight
08 Big Boss Man
09 You gave me a mountain
10 Softly as i leave you
11 Hound Dog
12 An American Triology
01 It's Now or never
03 Medley: I could'nt live without you/Bring it back/Aubery
04 It's Now or never
05 Let me be there
06 If you talk in your sleep
07 Drug story
08 Hawaiian wedding song
09 Can't help falling in love
Yes, here it is again. The famous closing show Elvis held in Las vegas on september 2, 1974. There are many opinions about this show, some like Elvis little rant, others find it utterly disturbing.
If you are in the last cathegory, just skip the track, because the show itself is bloody marvelous. Some top notch performances of grate songs.
I would like to mention tracks like "it's Midnight", "You gave me a mountain","It's now or never", "If you love me let me know" and "Let me be there"... To me these are worth the price alone. Some say Elvis lost focus during this period, but listen to the passion this guy performs with, "Mountain" an "It's midnight" will give you chills. "Let me be there" and "If you love me" will make you applaud. None can match Elvis when he delivers so much.
Also "Hound Dog" is delivered with the right spirit, and the best version ive heard from the 70's of "It's now or never".
There are some differances between Drug Story and the more famous Dessert storm releases. First of All Dessert Storm is a soundboard release, while Drug Story is a Audience recording. That said Drug Stroy includes more tracks that where not on the sounboard released by Fort Baxter. These tracks are "2001 theme", "C.C Rider" and "I could'nt live without you!.
The sound quality is good, but if you are a sound freak go for Baxters "Dessert Storm".
Track 3 on CD2 is performed by Voice.