Released on September 27th, 2005, the Las Vegas Original Soundtrack contains songs heard on the popular Las Vegas television series which airs Monday nights on NBC at 9/8c. The release of the CD coincides with the premiere of the show's third season which aired on September 19th. The show follows a surveillance crew working at one of the top Las Vegas casinos.
At the end of last season, fans of the show saw the casino in question torn down Vegas style. The third season opens six months later with a brand new boss and casino. The crew is back for more high jinks this season. The premiere contained a performance by Cowboy Troy with Big & Rich, "I play chicken with the train." This fun country song appears on the soundtrack as the fourth track.
The CD consists of fourteen tracks which are a mix of remixed and updated songs of yesterday and songs of today from music's newest artists such as the country song.
Other artists that appear on this CD include Elvis Presley, The Pussycat Dolls, Tom Jones, Wayne Newton and Michael Buble. Elvis appears twice on the soundtrack. He both starts and ends the compilation. The first track is a remix of his song "A little less conversation," which also opens up the show each week as its US theme song. The fourteenth track is the original version of the song.
As a listener, I particularly enjoyed how they brought in remixed tracks of old favorites. They updated not only Elvis, but Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, Kool & The Gang and the Isley Brothers. Songs from yesterday with a more dance feel to them to go along with the fast pace of the show. Usually with remixes one has to worry about messing with a classic original, especially with a highly popular classic such as "A little less conversation." This is the King after all.