Title: A Triple Threat
Label: Straight Arrow
Type: Live Audience Recording
Location: Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Date: 2 May 1976 DS
Release Date: January 2011

Press announcement from Straight Arrow:
As recorded at the Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV - Sunday, May 2, 1976
In the past year 'Straight Arrow' managed to obtain a couple of superb-quality Vegas and Tahoe off-line recordings suitable for special releases. The third volume of our "STRAIGHT ARROW SPECIAL PRODUCTS" mini-series is "A TRIPLE THREAT!" (SA/SP 2011-03-02) and features the super-cool Lake Tahoe concert from May 2, 1976.
Of all of Elvis' 70s concerts, those in Lake Tahoe are the most poorly-documented. In a way it's a real pity, because the beauty of the Nevada surroundings and the intimacy of the Sahara showroom always seemed to bring out the best in him. Although Elvis looked somewhat unhealthy in May 1976, he appeared to be in a very good mood, and his warm interaction with fans made the shows quite memorable. The May 2, 1976 gig featured on this release is one of the longest and most entertaining that he gave.
Listening to this, one might easily get the impression that Elvis was courting guests in his living room. There's a nice intimacy to the recording, and his interplay with audience and musicians alike is a true delight. There are also a number of vocally-impressive performances in evidence, one being Elvis' latest RCA single, "Hurt," which he reprises twice! It is the only known date where "Hurt" was performed three times due to the terrific audience response! Worth a mention as well are solid performances of "Burning Love", "My Way", "Trying' To Get To You" and "An American Trilogy".
This previously unreleased show is taken from a 24-bit digital transfer of a first-generation copy of original cassette. Since the recorder was very close to James Burton's stage monitor, the lead guitar is exceptionally well-defined in the sound image.
Like its predecessors, this new release will be presented in a beautiful digipack with all the necessary information, plus Lake Tahoe memorabilia and photos taken during actual gig. If you dug "FADED LOVE" and "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME" CDs, we'll bet that you will love this one, too.

Comment from elvisoncd.com

A decent show with interesting setlist and Elvis being very committed. Not common these days. (Ciscoking)

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Set List

CD 1

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 C C Rider
03 I Got A Woman/Amen
04 Love Me
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07 Elvis Talks
08 All Shook Up
09 Teddy Bear/Elvis Talks
10 Don't Be Cruel
11 Tryin' To Get To You
12 My Way
13 Burning Love

CD 2

01 Band Introductions
02 Early Morning Rain
03 What'd I Say
04 Johnny B Goode
05 Drum Solo
06 Bass Solo
07 Piano Solo
08 Electric Piano Solo
09 Love Letters
10 School Days
11 Hurt
12 Hurt (second rendition)
13 Hurt (reprise)
14 Hound Dog
15 An American Trilogy
16 Softly As I Leave You
17 Can't Help Falling In Love
18 Closing Vamp

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