This FTD concert CD from 2005 features the dinner show from March 30, 1975 at the Las Vegas Hilton. Elvis is in fine voice and makes every effort to put on a good show for the audience--which he does! He is in a good mood and displays his humor from the stage in a couple of places (even introducing himself towards the beginning of the show as another (female in this instance!!) entertainer, which he was known to do on occasion. One gets the feeling, and I'm speculating here, that part of the reason may be that his set list consists primarily of songs that he liked, rather than those he felt he "had" to do because of audience expectations. He does only three of his fifties songs (I Got a Woman, and Love Me, which I believe he enjoyed doing over the years, and Hound Dog, which I seem to remember reading that he tired of doing at certain points in the seventies). Elvis includes a number of songs which he didn't do that often, including It's Midnight, Promised Land, My Boy, I'll Remember You, and Burning Love (the latter of which he does on request of an audience member and in spite of the fact that reportedly he didn't especially love the song). There is no indication that he is burned out with performing in Las Vegas or is on any kind of a general downhill slide.
Following the main concert, we get eight bonus songs from that Vegas run, five recorded the next night (3-31-75) and three recorded a week earlier, most likely on 3-22-75. These include Little Darlin', You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Green Green Grass of Home, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Fairytale, The Wonder of You, and You're the Reason I'm Living. The last one was the first and only time Elvis sang it, and it's interesting how it came about. In response to fans in the showroom yelling for him, instead of his more frequent "I'll be up in a minute, baby!", or the like, he replies "I'll be there!", which reminds him of the Bobby Darin song, for which he then proceeds to sing the first line. Through association, Elvis then asks the band to give him a C chord, and he begins to sing another Darin song which he doubtless liked (You're the Reason..), and the band follows him along beautifully, even through the bridge of the song and into a full conclusion with his backup singers. Unlike some other impromptu concert efforts, the rendition of this song is most satisfying, despite Elvis' acknowledging slightly (and unnecessarily) apologetically to the audience afterwards that "we've never done this song before in our natural lives". A nice ending to the CD.
This CD and the packaging has an interesting green colored motif, which one assumes is related to St. Patrick's Day being in the month of March. The show along with the bonus tracks is nicely recorded, and Elvis himself lives up to the title song, performed in the main show. I'm giving this the top 5 star rating and can endorse acquiring it for your collection.