FROM THE DVD ELVIS PRESLEY - IT'S ONLY WORDS LAS VEGAS 12-08-1970 DVD
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Elvis’ performance from the midnight show at the Las Vegas International on August 12, 1970 has been described by his record company as "Probably the best live concert ever recorded by Elvis Presley."
I well recall purchasing the set, when first released in June 2000, rushing home to listen specifically to the concert disc. I flicked rapidly through the tracks, expecting revelation or some kind of quick musical high but, disappointingly, none came. Sure, it was a great set list and Elvis was in fabulous voice, but I quickly lost interest and found solace in discs 1 and 3 instead.
Several weeks later, with more time on my hands, I set aside a couple of hours to properly revisit Elvis' live show. At the end of the CD (and the concert), I was convinced that the producers were guilty not of hyperbole but of understatement. The midnight show is not just "the best live concert ever recorded by Elvis Presley"; it is an almost spiritual experience. But, like most great albums and concerts of that nature, it cannot be rushed: one must sit and listen to the show in its entirety. Then, and only then, can the genius of Elvis the performer be fully appreciated.
The show takes the form of a metaphorical sexual act with Elvis wooing, loving, and then ravishing his audience before twice taking it to an exhausting musical peak.
I’ve spent some time listening to the show and making notes on my thoughts which I present here for your enjoyment.